I have to apologize I have been asleep at the keyboard. I have been up late nearly every night this past week. It is starting to catch up with me. I had a brief nap between today’s horoscopes and if you were born today. A very brief one indeed. Right now my eyes are heavy and sleepy I can’t keep them open. So I am going to say good day, have a fantastic weekend and catch some z’s. Hopefully tomorrow, I will be rested and can stay awake long enough to get something done. It’s funny, I use to be able to stay up all night, not anymore. Must be a sign of getting old, I said that, I must be asleep for sure.
Again I apologize for leaving so soon and taking a nap on the keyboard. I will see you tomorrow,
We are filtering reality through a practical lens now as the exacting Virgo Moon separates useful information from superfluous noise. The Moon’s focused conjunction with logical Mercury sharpens our perceptions even more. But awkward lunar aspects later in the day make it difficult to relax. Meanwhile, an innovative Mercury-Uranus alignment can suddenly reveal new possibilities, even if they don’t meet the high standards required by the Virgo Moon.
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
You’re intent on doing an excellent job on whatever projects you choose to tackle today. Your current willingness to put in the extra time inspires others to appreciate you even more. You may be motivated on your own, but being noticed certainly doesn’t hurt. Just don’t let the compliments swell your head; hard work all but ensures your success as long as you don’t expect more than you deserve.
(Apr 20 – May 20)
Someone may be pulling strings behind the curtains, possibly manipulating you to change your current direction. However, you’re inclined to push back if you feel coerced. Your obstinacy could stand in the way of learning whatever it is you need to know at this time, especially if you try to overwhelm others with your perspective before they are able to say anything at all. Stay open to the facts even if they’re not what you want to hear now. The truth can set you free.
(May 21 – Jun 20)
You might actually believe you could earn a gold medal in mental gymnastics, but each clever thought you add to a conversation today is ignored as if you don’t even exist. You may start to feel invisible because your ideas don’t seem capable of gaining traction. It’s no fun if you can’t make yourself understood, but don’t let your frustration define your day. Instead, recognize that you’re just a bit off in your delivery now. Thankfully, this communication quagmire won’t last; you can play to a more willing audience tomorrow.
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
It’s essential to say exactly what you mean today or a miscommunication can suddenly turn a seemingly unimportant comment into a major meltdown. Open conflict serves no purpose now, since you’re already cognizant of the current differences of opinion. There may not be an obvious resolution because arguments might miss the point entirely. Think about the impact of your words before you say anything at all. A well-crafted message will produce your desired results.
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
You need to rely on your inner resources today rather than basing your feelings on acquiring new possessions. Unfortunately, if you’re suffering from a bout of low self-esteem, you probably won’t think you are deserving of something special now, anyway. Nevertheless, you’re likely being harder on yourself than needed. Stay aware of any lingering negativity while delaying a purchase decision until tomorrow when your approach will be fair and balanced. No amount of money will make you happy if you’re not happy with yourself.
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Your moods are shifting with irregularity now that the evocative Moon is back in your sign. It feels as if you’re riding a see-saw today; you’re quite confident one moment and feeling shaky the next. Instead of taking time to acknowledge the positive side of a situation, you could be swept downward in a self-judgmental spiral. Luckily, you have the power to change your direction and to propel yourself to the top of your game. Make an empowering decision and stick with it, no matter what happens along the way.
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
It’s as if clouds have descended over your imagination, making it an uphill battle to share your thoughts today. Unfortunately, you might not be able to latch onto a positive vision to lift yourself out of your malaise. Thankfully, someone special may suddenly come along and inspire you, catalyzing the change you need. Your disappointment could dissipate quickly if you’re open enough to accept well-intended assistance when it’s offered. The right decision can make your dreams come true.
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
You might choose to participate in a group event with social acquaintances or neighbors today, even if you don’t have much in common with those involved. Maybe you’re driven by the potential connections you could make, rather than deepening any one relationship. Give yourself permission to engage without having to justify your decision, especially since the pros likely outweigh the cons, anyway.
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
You may attempt to adhere to your established schedule so you can set a good example for others to follow today. But keeping everyone else in line is tricky when you’re feeling so antsy yourself. Fortunately, you should be able to balance your current responsibilities with the incoming waves of restlessness if you keep track of your priorities. Focusing your intentions in the present moment is easier if you remember the long-term payoff will bring lasting satisfaction in the end.
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
You’re fantasizing about a familiar escape now that the Moon is brightening your 9th House of Travel. Unfortunately, you can’t focus on the necessary planning for your dream vacation now, especially if you believe it’s just an unrealistic flight of your imagination. Stop worrying about the practicalities of your big ideas. Sometimes it’s more important to dream than anything else. Failing to reach your objective may be disappointing, but having no goals at all can be tragic.
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
You might have revealed your opinion too quickly about an important issue, and now you’re unable to take back your words. A disagreement with your partner today can suddenly turn the sweetest relationship into a temporary battlefield. Your good intentions aren’t enough; you also must remain vigilant or everything could quickly grow nasty. Take complete responsibility for your current role in the sketchy dynamics to get the process moving in the right direction once again.
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Improving your financial situation may be one of your top concerns now. However, it’s crucial to concentrate on creating common ground with someone else, rather than blazing your own trail to wealth. The reflective Moon highlights your 7th House of Partners, helping to stabilize a relationship today as long as you’re willing to remain honest about your needs. Things might not change as quickly as you wish. Paradoxically, taking a less aggressive approach to making money is the fastest way to reduce the pressure.
You have cleverness and versatility that allow you to understand just about anything. Yours is a youthful spirit, with a mischievous streak, not only in youth but throughout life! As intelligent as you are, you see so many possible paths to take that it can be challenging focusing on just one. You share your fun-loving spirit through your sense of humor and unique ideas. You love to solve problems, and you may have marked writing or speaking ability. Your ability to solve problems is next to none. With your need to find wisdom in whatever you do and see, you are inclined to build up a strong personal philosophy. You are quite idealistic about people and about love, so you should watch for expecting too much from a partner. You can be quite sensitive to the mood swings of a partner. Famous people born today: Ben Affleck, Julia Child, Princess Anne, Jennifer Lawrence, Natasha Henstridge, Tess Harper, Joe Jonas.
The Sun shines its light on your past today, dear Aries, particularly relating to romantic relationships or opportunities gone by, and you can feel especially motivated to make things better. Romantic feelings can be very strong today. Perhaps an overdue conversation occurs now – a clearing of the air, so to speak. We are often told not to dwell on the past, but it can be appropriate and helpful right now to perhaps not dwell but review past attitudes, events, and feelings. New light could shine on past relationships, and now you’re going forward with a new set of expectations and redefined needs. As well today, you could come to truly useful conclusions for making improvements to your health, work schedules, and daily affairs. You can feel quite determined to meet and possibly exceed your goals. Today is about tuning out the negative distractions and focusing on what truly matters for making improvements. Good energy is with you for feeling confident about the work you do.
Channeling your energies into a project around the home that will truly make life easier can be especially good for you now, dear Taurus. It’s a fine time for discovering information that was previously hidden to you, or for looking at something from an entirely different perspective, particularly related to family relationships and finances. Good energy is with you for working on problems with family or in the home, or for resolving to make improvements. In fact, in many ways you are wiping the slate clean and ready to begin anew. You’re naturally earning respect. There is pleasant intensity in your interactions, and there might be good news about a financial matter. Relationships get a nice boost from being especially present and in the moment.
There can be strong focus today on matters of the heart, more from an analytic perspective than an emotional one, dear Gemini. You are seeing past relationships and expectations in a different light and redefining what it is you now want and need from your connections. New information can surface that shines light on a past matter, or there can be a connection made with someone from your past. Either way, you can feel as if you’re starting fresh. It’s a strong time to resolve to put negative attitudes behind you and to go forward pursuing your true heart’s desires. Also today, there could be a new depth or intensity in your learning or your communications. You are not content with barely scratching the surface of a matter. You are inclined to investigate, poke, and prod until you feel comfortable that you know enough! Secrets may emerge, in a relieving way rather than an uncomfortable one, and you can really benefit from speaking with someone close to you. There is more persuasiveness to your personality today.
You can be looking at money matters from a new and helpful perspective today, dear Cancer, and motivation to turn over a new leaf regarding finances and relationship expectations can be strong. Turn your attention to things you already have and think about how you can rework or recycle them. This is a good day for finding the motivation and determination to complete a project you’ve left unfinished. You’re accepting responsibilities and feeling good about being useful. Desires can be illuminated today, with the Sun conjunct retrograde Venus in your solar second house. Also today, you can have a strong need to get to the bottom of a matter. Deep subjects and previously hidden information can figure strongly now. You are not necessarily putting all of your cards on the table, and in fact might benefit from some restraint, but you can make headway and learn important things about others today. When it comes to a close relationship or partnership, there can be a wonderful bonding moment today, possibly over a shared secret or private matter.
This is a powerful time for setting up new goals, intentions, and resolutions, dear Leo, with a New Moon having just occurred in your sign (yesterday) and retrograde Venus aligning with the Sun (your ruler) in your sign as well. You have the opportunity to start anew, particularly as you may have recently seen yourself, your relationships, and your experiences in a new light. You may be redefining what you want and need from your relationships. You also have more impact or personal presence right now. Also today, good energy is with you for concentrating and focusing on those things that truly matter. Financial, business, and other practical matters can thrive, as you’re especially sharp and capable of getting to the heart of a situation.
You may be a little clearer about which actions to take based on recent revelations now, dear Virgo. This is a time for making resolutions to put dysfunctional attitudes and attachments behind you, and it’s a powerful one, particularly related to relationships and finances. Also today, you can be filled with strength, determination, and resolve. A conversation, thought process, or journal entry can help to release recent mental tension. People are drawn to your intensity right now, and you have a way of seeing what it is that is worth your time, and what is just not valuable to you. It’s a good day for creative inspiration, but perhaps more so right now, the willingness to really get involved. You might also discover an entertaining passion or interest that is pleasantly absorbing.
Recent revelations have now brought you to a point where you are more able to see what has tripped you up in the past, particularly regarding relationships, money, and friendships, dear Libra. There can be new energy and motivation to go forward with different expectations and demands in these areas. It’s a time of new plans for action. In the coming weeks, there can be a chance to start fresh in a relationship or to begin a new one. You might return to your past regarding a friend in some manner, such as having a conversation about someone from the past, or reconnecting with an old friend or group. Also today, it would behoove you to focus on what you can get rid of that will help to simplify your life. This doesn’t have to be material things, but can be mental attitudes or habits. New insights or information coming in can be especially helpful. Listen to family. You may be in the position to be supportive, and this can be rewarding to you.
You’ll find that recent revelations can now motivate you to begin fresh, dear Scorpio, particularly related to business or public image and reputation, but for many of you, also in your relationships. You may be looking back or behind you and seeing more clearly where you may have been chasing the wrong things or the right things the wrong way. You can be redefining your goals and what it is you truly value. Fearless dealing with emotional issues can bring huge rewards down the road. There can be a focus on past relationships but with a new perspective – you’re seeing things differently and seeking out a more authentic path. Also today, there is very good energy with you for connecting, learning, and communicating. There can be a moment of truth or new insight in a friendship today. Connections made now can be very fruitful. Conversations are a little more serious today, but also more useful.
You can be filled with motivation and energy to approach your life and your relationships with a new and improved attitude and more authentic expectations, dear Sagittarius. Recent revelations or examination of the past has prompted you to see things in a new light, and possibly to redefine some of your beliefs, ideals, goals, and dreams. You might also more clearly see what approaches or expectations that you had in the past that sent you along the wrong path. It’s a good time to set up new intentions. Also today, both creative and practical affairs can benefit from a stronger ability to concentrate and a more powerful intuition. This is a day for opening your eyes to something you may have glossed over, or perhaps were not ready to see. There can also be a good, satisfying sense that you’re growing in a relationship. Business matters can also thrive today with a stronger sense for what is truly useful and what may be unessential.
This can be a good day for clearing the air and talking openly and honestly about a matter to someone you trust, dear Capricorn, but for many of you, it’s a time for a personal revelation of sorts. You are seeing your relationships and attachments in an all-new light, and this can prompt a new plan of action. There is good energy with you for starting fresh, particularly as it relates to how you approach going after what you want in life, as well as on financial and emotional levels. Intimate relationships can benefit from a new start or vision as you have recently redefined what you want and need from others, as well as what you expect from yourself. Today is also good for reading and listening or otherwise taking in information, as you can be exposed to inspiring, eye-opening ideas.You have a way of honing in on the truly useful, and tuning out distractions comes easily as a result.
There has been a big focus on the past, particularly past relationships or unresolved issues, dear Aquarius, and now you begin to feel the motivation to do something about recent revelations and your new perspective. You might gain new insight on an old problem, or reconnect with someone from your past. Also today, you are naturally, instinctively attracting the right information, and connections can be advantageous. Focus should be on strategy and plans of action rather than quick maneuvers. You might open your eyes to something now, as you’re now truly ready to “see” it. Set intentions and goals now that better reflect these redefined wants and needs, as well as your expectations of others. This can be mainly about your relationships, but might also have to do with attitudes towards your material goals and plans. Energies are powerful for a fresh start or turning point.
You have been learning new things about old problems now, dear Pisces, particularly related to work, health, and relationships. You are wiser today, but not necessarily patient. The desire to be productive, useful, and helpful is very strong, and you might feel especially motivated to make changes or to pursue a new path that improves your life. This can be as simple as an attitude change in light of recent revelations. Seeing where you may have been tripping up or chasing the wrong things in the past can be part of this. Resolutions to change these patterns might be made now, and you have extra support from the cosmos in this respect. Also today, sharing ideas can be very fruitful. Friends can have valuable input, or you may have something useful to share with them. An understanding with someone close to you can be a nice form of release and relief. You might be seeing details that you typically miss or avoid.
The Balance of the Elements and the Signs for Saturday, August 15th
Self-confident, generous, warm-hearted, powerful leader, dramatic. Can be overly proud, vain, extravagant, arrogant.
Meticulous, discriminating, pure, practical, health conscious, hard working. Can be hyper-critical, petty and perfectionistic.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
Fire is enthusiastic, dynamic, and spontaneous, but lacks reflection. We are more courageous and adventurous now, with a tendency to act before thinking. There is little concern about what happened in the past. We are competitive and possibly impatient or bored easily.
We are especially in touch with the physical world. We consider what we’ve learned and experienced in the past in order to make the most of the present. We can be cautious, practical, and possibly unimaginative. We are deliberate and can pace ourselves well. We need hands-on experience and are not impressed with theory as much as we are with results. Routines are tolerable and comforting.
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.
There may be some insensitivity or lack of empathy now. We may be out of touch with what we’re feeling or with our emotional needs. We may be tougher than usual now, and more inclined to follow mental or practical considerations than we are to listen to our intuition.
BALANCE OF MODES
This is not a time that we tend to naturally initiate actions. We may be stronger at following up than starting anew. Survival mechanisms may be weaker now.
Retrograde Venus and the Sun align in the sign of Leo today, and we symbolically begin anew when it comes to our relationships and values. This is a time for redefining what we want and need, particularly from relationships but also material affairs and goals.
The Moon is in Leo until 3:45 AM.
The Moon is void from 12:36 AM to 3:45 AM.
The Moon is in Virgo from 3:45 AM forward (until Monday, August 17th, at 4:22 PM).
The Moon is waxing and in its New Moon phase.
A New Moon occurred yesterday and a First QuarterMoon will occur on the 22nd.
Venus is retrograde (Venus is retrograde from July 25-September 6).
Time is a beautiful gift on Earth. It supports your understanding and your evolution into the future. It provides a platform for desire to refine into form. Life evolves, devolves, resolves and triumphs through the grace of time’s flow. The linear Earth experience of time is valuable and will be experienced as such for years to come as you integrate the truth of physicality into the truth of the non-physical nature of Life. Time is merely a vehicle of manifestation refinement. Manifestation has a focal point because of time. The past, known as it is perceived; the future unknown. Are you at peace with the unknown?
As you master your thoughts and feelings, you are creating a flow of energy that works with you, assisting your creations. It is not that you must think and feel perfect thoughts and feelings each moment, it is that you no longer allow thoughts and feelings to rule you, to control your access to inner peace. As you are well with what is, even while you desire change, you are opening access to a future that was previously unavailable from a state of vibration that could not harmonize with it.
Your peace, your acceptance, your courage to change gives rise to new vibration emanating from you and thereby available to harmonize with a new frequency, a new future. To access this new future, relax into the unknown and know that Life is supporting you into your improvement. Life wants you to thrive. You are Life.
As we sit to Blast Allowing the Unknown, we are embracing the past as the perfect catalyst to improvement. We are peaceful in the present, knowing this moment is a focal point for choice that creates the future. We are a friend to time, knowing it is within us as well as around us; harmonizing manifestation between the inner and outer at the perfect pace. We are so strong in our Love that it is only details that are unknown, for the heart knows its ability to create a future of Love. That is the future we are allowing into creation. Blast on!
The Moon today is in a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.
Phase Details for – Saturday, August 15, 2015
Phase: Waxing Crescent Illumination: 1% Moon Age: 0.80 days Moon Angle: 0.49 Moon Distance: 403,016.93 km Sun Angle: 0.53 Sun Distance: 151,504,031.13 km
Planting hollyhocks in your garden and around your yard draw prosperity and material gain to you and your home. These showy blossoms also attract helpful faeries and good fortune. The tiny leaves that shoot up at the base of the blossoming plant are particularly enticing to flower faeries.
Gather hollyhock blossoms and set them on your altar just before dark. Tie them with a white ribbon, and say three times:
bring me good
So mote it be!
Place the tied hollyhocks just outside your front door, to attract more happiness, wealth, and good fortune to you and your home. Leave the bundle there for a moon cycle for best results.
Wiccan Spell A Night: Spells, Charms, And Potions For The Whole Year
In general, “witch” is a term that refers to a female sorcerer or wizard. However, a sorcerer or a wizard is usually a male who is inclined to be manipulative in his craft. A witch, on the other hand, is a deeply religious individual who is usually pure in heart and practices witchcraft through combining meditation and spiritual elements. In addition, a witch is a gifted individual who may seem to have supernatural abilities. A witch displays compassion and practices witchcraft without any hidden motives. More often than not, a witch works for others who are suffering and in pain, bringing them relief and comfort.
Generally, a witch is often misunderstood as an evil individual and maligned for bringing unfortunate circumstances to another person. However, in today’s society, witches along with their beliefs and practices have regained their lost ground and earned the respect of the society. The term witch is now being brought back to its old name, Wicca.
There are several characteristics of a true witch. By true, it means a witch whose beliefs and practices correspond with the Wiccan Rede, “As it harm none, do as thou wilt.” For instance, a witch employs witchcraft for healing, especially of unexplained health problems. Normally, a witch uses her personal abilities or powers combined with energies from candles, herbs, stones, and other natural materials. A witch employs witchcraft to ameliorate mankind as well as the world. A witch does not hurt people and more importantly, she does not worship the devil.
A witch derives her strength primarily from nature including earth, water, air, and fire. She believes that water is able to purify; fire is able to cleanse and transport an individual into the spiritual world; and air enshrouds an individual and lifts them to the freedom of the skies and divine immenseness. A witch believes that the air unites with her spirit, allowing it to float in the sky freely. A witch reaches an uplifted state through perseverance and meditation. In some cases, a witch is born with special talents that allow her to achieve an uplifted state more easily than other individuals.
In reality, a witch is not a wicked being or an ugly hag as depicted in most books, movies, and other forms of media. She is just an ordinary looking person who can be your next-door neighbor. She can be a hardworking housewife who attends to the needs of her family and does daily chores.
A witch also has emotions although she can function at a larger level rather than personal. For instance, if she is sad, it can be caused by the world’s suffering and not just because of a personal matter.
A female witch is different from an ordinary woman in the sense that the former can connect with her goddess. This connection is intended for her soul to achieve a state of oneness.
A witch carries out her craft by utilizing a number of rituals alone or with a coven. More often than not, rituals are done in an altar room filled with the smell of incense while candles are lit, and chant or incantations are spoken. Witchcraft rituals usually involve meditating while staring into the candle flames. Once a witch enters into a trance, she dances with the power of the fire coming from the candles. Consequently, she sees images in her head that become a permanent part of her psyche.
A true witch does not do anything to utilize witchcraft to damage a living or non-living thing. Given that a witch believes that retaliation can be a lot worse than her act. A true witch believes that whatever you do, regardless if it is good or bad, will come back to you threefold.
Although it can be difficult to determine if someone you know or someone who lives just next door is a witch, some witches wear a Pentacle or pentagram, which looks like a five-pointed star. A pentagram is a symbol that represents the five elements of nature. It does not represent the worship of anything but nature.
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