Your Daily Rune for Monday, August 17th is Fehu

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bw-fehuYour Rune For Today
Fehu

Fehu is the Rune of prosperity, good luck and unbridled creative energies. Being associated with Frey, this Rune is also a powerful omen of fertility. Fehu is one of the three Mother Stones and should never be taken lightly.

Additional information about Today’s Rune, Fehu

 

fehu: cattle

Phonetic equivalent: f

DIVINATORY MEANINGS: prosperity, money, wealth, concern with physical and financial needs, goals, promotion, self-esteem, centeredness, karma

MAGICAL USES: for money, business, promotion, finding a job, achieving a goal, starting new enterprises

ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES: Freyr, Brisingamen, Gullveig, Dwarfs, Sigurd & the Otter’s Gold

ANALYSIS: Fehu is both the day-to-day reality of our lives and the catalyst that awakens us to what lies beyond. It is whatever we think we are which frequently bbears no resemblance to what we will eventually find. It is also our home, for after all our wanderings we will need to attend to our physical needs and ground ourselves in the simple pleasures of home, family, and good work. Oz might be a fun place to visit, but after a while all you really want to do is go back to Kansas.

Fehu reminds us that we must be secure in our physical situation before embarking upon any spiritual journey. We all must begin with the mundane reality of our lives, although many people never get beyond this. In many ways, we have become as domesticated as the cattle, living our day-to-day existence without wanting or even being aware of anything more being possible. The first step in breaking away from this situation is to catch a glimpse of what is possible, without dwelling on what security we may lose to attain it.
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The Runic Journey (PDF)
by Jennifer Smith

 

Your Personal Lucky Tarot Cards for Monday, August 17th

Your Lucky Cards

This reading represent elements that favor you.

Death

First and foremost Death does not specifically pertain to our physical death. The Death card marks ends and beginnings. Although most illustrations of the Death card tend to be morbid, the forces behind the Death card are actually quite exciting. Yes Death does mark the end of something. But ends are often brought about by completion and not loss. Most endings are actually good, and make room for us to begin new adventures.

When The Tower is among your personal cards, the influence of Death may be increased. Having The Fool or The Empress in your personal cards may diminish the influence of Death.

 

 

 

 

 

The Emperor

The Emperor is gifted with the skills to successfully lead others. He can turn chaos into order, provide structure to that which is unbound. He is quick of mind and confident in his power and right to rule, and does so in a just manner. Although stern by nature, he truly is the ultimate father figure. He will provide as needed, teach those with unanswered questions, protect the vulnerable, set and maintain boundaries. His perfect world runs on schedule and is free of any disturbances. What the Emperor must be wary of is setting boundaries and rules where none are needed. If he isn’t he may well become a tyrant.

When The Hierophant or Justice are among your personal cards, the influence of The Emperor may be increased. Having The Empress in your personal cards may diminish the influence of The Emperor.

Your Daily Tarot Card for August 17th is The Devil

 

 

 

Tarot Card of the Day

The Devil


August 17, 2015

What has traditionally been known as the Devil card expresses the realm of the Taboo, the culturally rejected wildness and undigested shadow side that each of us carries in our subconscious. This shadow is actually at the core of our being, which we cannot get rid of and will never succeed in taming. From its earliest versions, which portrayed a vampire-demon, this card evoked the Church-fueled fear that a person could “lose their soul” to wild and passionate forces.

The image which emerged in the mid-1700’s gives us a more sophisticated rendition — that of the “scapegoated Goddess,” whose esoteric name is Baphomet. Volcanic reserves of passion and primal desire empower her efforts to overcome the pressure of stereotyped roles and experience true freedom of soul. Tavaglione’s highly evolved image (Stella deck) portrays the magical formula for harnessing and transmuting primal and obsessive emotions into transformative energies. As a part of the Gnostic message of Tarot, this fearsome passion and power must be reintegrated into the personality, to fuel the soul’s passage from mortal to immortal.

 

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Your Love Horoscopes for the Week of August 17th

 

 

 

 

Your Love Horoscopes for the Week of August 17th

by Maria DeSimone

 

General Weekly Love Horoscope

 

Are you ready for some excitement? Good because it’s coming — with lightning speed! On Wednesday, Venus (still retrograde) will make a brilliant link to Uranus, the planet of sudden developments. Although Venus is not at her most potent, the positive connection to Uranus will surely benefit everyone when it comes to love potential. Think back to June 29, when Venus was direct and in the same link to Uranus. It’s possible that you’ll have a continuation with a romance theme stemming from that time. Enjoy it while you can because on Friday, the Sun will square off with Saturn, throwing a wet blanket on pleasure potential for everyone. It’s not about romantic delight this weekend unfortunately … it’s about work. At least you’ll have something to look forward to early this week. Make the most of it!

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

An exhilarating week can be yours — if you’re willing to be in the moment. Most likely you will be since you’re a leap before you look kind of sign. In matters of the heart, however, this isn’t always the best approach. Even so… if you are open to trying something new and getting out of your romantic comfort zone there’s every indication that you’ll be thrilled you did. If single, accept a first date with someone who isn’t your usual type. Expect to be amazed!

 

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You’re starting to feel more and more hopeful about your romantic prospects now that Jupiter is moving through your 5th House of True Love. This week, it looks like you’re also one step closer to cleaning up a domestic related mess that has hindered you from enjoying a healthy love life. You’re not completely out of the muck just yet, but at long last, you can see a heart at the end of the tunnel. Yes!

 

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

If you’re single and have been going back and forth over whether or not to re-join one of those dating websites, this is the week to say YES. Retrograde Venus in your communication sector will make a brilliant link to surprise a minute Uranus in your social 11th house. This is also the part of your chart ruling the Internet and technology. There’s a good indication that you might re-connect with a past lover through social media as well. Sparks may fly all over again. Yum!

 

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

It may seem as though love bites this week … and you may have a few wounds to lick because of it. On Friday, the Sun will square off with Saturn, the planet of restriction and limitation. Saturn is moving through your true love sector, while the Sun is in the part of your chart connected to self-worth. You might have a difficult time feeling as if you’ll ever find true love again and be tempted to settle for something less than you know you deserve. Don’t fall into that trap.

 

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Romantic potential will be brightest for you on Wednesday. There’s a possibility that you and your sweetheart will decide to take a vacation together in order for you both to re-connect. If so, be sure to choose a destination you’ve both been to before — and absolutely love. Try not to allow a domestic situation ruin your positive romantic vibes this week. That might be extra difficult to achieve on Friday.

 

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Think back to a theme connected to your love life that emerged around June 20. It might have involved joint finances or your intimate world — but it was definitely positive. This week, it appears that there’s a second phase connected to that time and once again, you’ll benefit from it. The most interesting part about this is that whatever is happening, it’s going to happen behind the scenes. Don’t be concerned — that’s the way you want it.

 

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Elation is sure to be yours this Wednesday! If you’re in a relationship with someone, the two of you are likely to branch out and try something new and exciting together. This might be slightly experimental but you’ll both crave the erratic part of it — in fact it’ll make your hearts beat faster! The only problem is that on Friday you’ll be reminded that sometimes, excitement can be quite expensive. Don’t break the bank.

 

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

There’s so much promise for you socially that it’s sure to help your romantic prospects. If you’re in a relationship then you and your partner might start to branch out more and find amazing couples friends that you enjoy going out with together. Another possibility is that you and your mate will decide to join a new group or organization together, expanding your social circle in that way. If single, all you need to do is look to your friends for new dating options.

 

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Expect to have quite an adventure this week with your lover. He or she might sweep you off your feet this Wednesday with a whirlwind surprise that is sure to delight you. This will be something that expands your horizons while also reconnecting the two of you romantically. This will surely be a welcome change of pace since you’ll both depart from your usual routine in order to try something new. How exciting!

 

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You and your partner might not want to stray too far from home. Why? There’s a great indication that you’ll enjoy an ultra-sexy time together on Wednesday — without leaving your cozy abode. Whatever you do, avoid allowing your friends to get in the way of your private affairs this week. It looks like there’s at least one pal who will try to kill your buzz and make you focus more on what’s wrong in your love life than what’s right.

 

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

On Wednesday, you and your partner can expect to reach new heights together — and it all begins with the power of your mind. Be sure to share your most “out there” ideas with your mate. He or she won’t think you’re crazy. In fact, there’s every indication that you’ll feel extra supported as you share your most innovative thoughts. A difficult career related situation on Friday however, threatens to sour your romantic potential for the weekend. Do your best to get around it.

 

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

There might be some more ups and downs connected to romance this week. On Wednesday you may feel like you’re on cloud nine with your lover. He or she seems to bring out the best in you, is making you feel like a million bucks and seems to want to help you manage the most unmanageable parts of your life. On Friday however, the highest of highs may turn into the lowest of lows. You might discover a moral sticking point, religious difference or other philosophical dilemma that you have. You won’t be able to overlook it.

Get A Jump on Tomorrow, Your Horoscopes for Tuesday, August 17

 

 

 

Get a Jump On Tomorrow….

Your Horoscopes for Tuesday, August 18th

by Rick Levine

General Horoscope

We want to set aside emotions to weigh a delicate issue strictly on the pros and cons of the arguments. In theory, the objective Libra Moon fends off our desire for a particular outcome but in practice, the controlling Moon-Pluto square sets the stage for a possible power struggle. Ultimately, the conflict is not with anyone else; we are our own worst enemies as we try to find that magic point where we can balance our needs with those of others.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You don’t know whether you should be feeling happy or sad today. You thrive when things are popping, but the stress level may be a bit much even for you hot-to-trot Aries. However, you don’t want to let up on the gas now as you drive for power and success. Although people seem to thwart your efforts, you could inadvertently be the one blocking your own progress. You can be overbearing when you’re certain about your destination, but your intensity might be too much for others to handle. A lighter touch on your part gives everyone the room to choose their own level of participation.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

It may be impossible to settle complex interpersonal dynamics at work today. You might think you’re being objective in your assessment of the current situation, but your compulsive desires could be mixed up with other people’s feelings. Your attempts to sort out everyone’s conflicting needs only make matters more complicated now. Be patient; solving the dilemma will take time as well as persistence. In the meantime, be kind to all parties involved, including yourself.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Although your agenda might clash with someone else’s today, you’re able to react fast enough to turn a potential conflict into a non-event. Although others might try to rein you in, you could outsmart them with your inclusive attitude. Somehow, you seem to take their resistance in stride without succumbing to their negativity. Much to everyone’s surprise, your skillful diplomacy could raise the bar and deftly transform an enemy into a friend.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Your peers are pressuring you to actively contribute to their projects today, even if you already have your work cut out for you. However, rather than buckling under the demands of the moment, you might ignore the wishes of others now. You’re not willing to retreat from your position, even if someone offers you a graceful exit strategy. Nevertheless, you won’t likely alienate yourself from your associates if you simply take the time to acknowledge the importance of their efforts, too.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Your willingness to see things from a different perspective reveals a new twist in the direction a relationship takes now. Although you might have engaged in a conversation for the sheer enjoyment of the moment, your playful feelings deepen as you’re pushed to explore the dark corners of your own psyche. Don’t brush this special opportunity off as something trivial, for sharing your heart will be more difficult tomorrow if nothing is said today.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Your cool approach to an emotional conversation is unsustainable today. In fact, the more you try to withhold an unpleasant feeling, the stronger it grows and the longer it will persist. Coming right out and saying what you might normally keep to yourself is your most reliable strategy, because communication flows once you get your issues off your chest. Your willingness to engage in an intense dialogue can push a relationship to a new level of intimacy. Nothing is off limits if you approach the subject with humility and kindness.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You are bewildered by your constantly changing needs and fluctuating desires while several planets stress the evocative Moon in your sign today. It’s nearly impossible to make plans and stick with them because your feelings transform from moment to moment as circumstances shift. Thankfully, you can easily keep your head above water if you strive for the widest possible perspective. Open your mind and not your mouth as you navigate your way through the sea of your emotions.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You may believe you’re heading down a path to an inevitable destination, but your decisive action today can put a positive spin on your future. You might feel closed down as if you are in survival mode, but you could be focusing on the wrong things. Instead of getting caught up in the stress of the moment, think about the actions you can take today that will have a profound impact on tomorrow. Instead of allowing yourself to slip into a place of jealousy or fear, seize this cosmic opportunity to improve your game and run with it.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Your future is beckoning, but you’re also painfully aware of a lingering issue that could stand in your way of success. Just when you think everything is copacetic, an up-welling of powerful emotions demands your undivided attention. Don’t think for a moment that you can stuff them back into the basement of your unconscious mind. Opportunity often arrives shrouded in uncertainty. The amazing potential ahead will only multiply if you have the courage to face the unknown.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Putting your finger on the center of the storm is one of your strategic ways of regaining control of a dynamic situation. Nevertheless, you can feel that something big is heading your direction and you might overreact by trying to fix everyone else’s issues now while making light of your own. Unfortunately, this misguided strategy won’t make your sailing any smoother. Instead, redirect your attention inward; transformation comes from within.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You can feel the easy breezes of the airy Libra Moon, yet you can’t avoid more serious issues currently on your plate. You may be dreaming about wonderful possibilities that stretch out before you, but it might take more time to get there than you wish. Nevertheless, living in the future doesn’t solve anything today, so gently bring yourself back to reality. The sooner you face the music, the sooner you can dance your dreams into existence.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You might not be in the mood to share your toys with others today, leading to a struggle over the control of important resources. On a very basic level, a disagreement over a joint checking account can instigate an unpleasant encounter. However, the conflict may be more complex as you renegotiate a business partnership or debate about the ownership of an idea. Nevertheless, it is not in your best interest to become greedy or possessive. Fair play is the best insurance for everyone to come out a winner.

 

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If You Were Born Today, August 17

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If You Were Born Today, August 17

You are a bit of a maverick. Although sensitive, you are not afraid to do your own thing! Personal magnetism and appeal are strong, although you can be quite pushy and manipulative at times when you want your way. You have good people skills when you need them, however, and you are adept at combining business and pleasure. It’s just that you are very charming and might get used to having things go your way as a result. Your main challenge in life is to put the past behind you and to avoid letting worries and fear rule your life. You are highly intuitive and imaginative. Very amorous, you live for the excitement of romance. You are very giving in love, and need to make sure you are met halfway or you could become resentful. Loyalty in a mate is an especially important quality for you. Famous people born today: Davy Crockett, Robert De Niro, Mae West, Sean Penn, Taissa Farmiga, Mark Salling.

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, August 17th

 

 

 

 

Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, August 17th

 

Aries

Aries Horoscope
Aries

Saturn is on its last leg of the journey through your solar eighth house, dear Aries, and you have the chance in the coming weeks to take care of business and put tricky matters behind you. Financial matters should be a priority now, particularly if they’ve been causing you worry. Efforts to organize and minimize debt get powerful support now. Mid-September, Saturn will have left relationship houses, not to return for many years to come, and this can be a real load off for those Aries who have felt a pinch in this area. It certainly will help to have Saturn in harmonious angle to your sign from that time forward and for a couple of years. Today’s energies are good for work and health matters, and increasingly as you go forward, these areas of life can capture your interest and can in fact be areas of joy.

Taurus

Taurus

Things are really starting to move in the right direction for you, dear Taurus. With Saturn gaining a little speed now and on its final leg of its journey in your opposing sign, now is the time to really pick up your socks and tie up loose ends, particularly in areas that you may have neglected and with relationships. Mid-September will see Saturn move on from your partnership sector and out of its challenge to your sign. Of course, Saturn will continue to bring lessons to your life as it always does, but it will not be in such an in your face type of energy. Today can be fun, but it’s even better if you can apply structure and assign meaning to your pleasures, such as a creative pursuit. You’re feeling freer this week, particularly emotionally, even with your ruler retrograde for a while longer.

Gemini

Gemini

Saturn is finishing up its transit of your work, health, and daily routines sector, dear Gemini, and you’re now in a good position to firm up these areas of your life before Saturn moves on. A serious energy has permeated these areas of life, and now you are likely much clearer about where you stand on the work front, and ideally more responsible about your obligations to self-care and health. Your partnerships will come under Saturn’s scrutiny from mid-September forward. Today, sticking with familiar people and situations seems to come naturally. It’s a good time to get organized. There is a practical cleverness to you that draws others to you.

Cancer

Cancer

Saturn is finally nearing the end of its transit of your sector of romance, creativity, children, and hobbies, dear Cancer. This transit has brought a rather serious element to these areas of life for some time. It has also been a stabilizing force in your life, as you have been more aware of your responsibilities and more able to meet them. In mid-September, this influence lifts, and you might find that you can more fully benefit from Jupiter’s transit to your solar third house, which brings an opening up of opportunities to communicate easily and naturally, as well as a more positive outlook on your life in general. Today, you have both practicality and intuition working for you. This is a strong time for really applying yourself to creative projects, or for bringing a creative touch to your regular work or routines. This is also a good day for communicating effectively with a partner or good friend.

Leo

Leo

There has been considerable inner “re-working” going on in your life in recent years, dear Leo, as well as restructuring of home and family life for some of you. As this transit nears its end (Saturn leaves this sector in mid-September) you’ll have faced issues surrounding your attachments to the past, done some major “spring cleaning” inside and possibly more literally as well. Feelings of being alone or unsupported are subsiding, and you ideally feel more confident in your ability to take charge of your personal and domestic life. Today, you’re more aware of those things that ground you, make you feel secure, and keep you focused on the moment. It can be strong for enjoying what you already have and connecting with nature as well, but it’s also good for efforts to organize and tidy or otherwise simplify your life.

Virgo

Virgo Symbol/Glyph
Virgo

The Moon continues to visit your sign until late afternoon, dear Virgo, and personal impact is strong. You’re also quite prepared to take care of business as the Moon is in favorable aspect with practical Saturn. Saturn has recently turned direct and is on its last leg of its journey through your communications sector, officially moving on in mid-September. This is a fine time for crystallizing the lessons that this long-term transit has provided and tying up loose ends, particularly related to communications and learning projects and endeavors. You can be working hard and enjoying the process. With a New Moon in your privacy sector just behind you, you are certainly still quite focused on your past and unrealized dreams, but you’re in an excellent position to get in touch with your innermost desires and needs that will help you shape the year to come – a powerful month and year are ahead of you.

Libra

Libra Glyph-Symbol
Libra

Again today until late afternoon, you may feel as if the cosmos want you to keep a low profile just for now, dear Libra. Listen to any instincts to take it easy, as this is a natural period in the lunar cycle for you to slow down and catch your breath. In the coming year while Jupiter transits Virgo, you’ll find plenty of reasons to take time out, and benefits from doing so. In fact, you can come into wonderful touch with your intuition, making a new friend of it. The Moon enters your sign late afternoon, and you can begin to crave more interaction and feedback from the world. Today is good for sorting things out, and especially so on practical levels. In fact, you can find the next several weeks, until mid-September, very powerful for taking care of loose ends on a financial level.

Scorpio

Scorpio Symbol Glyph
Scorpio

With Saturn finishing up its transit of your sign, dear Scorpio, use this time in your life to firm up self-care programs and other important structures. Mid-September will see Saturn leave your sign this time for good (for another twenty-six years). Saturn has been in your sign and putting your personality through a series of “tests” for a couple years now. Since it’s now the last leg of its journey, the rewards are more likely to surface. You are becoming stronger and more self-reliant, more mature and capable of handling anything that comes your way. Your personal goals are more realistic. This is a grounding energy that gets you back in touch with reality as well as your inner strength. Today is good for feeling directed after a period of being somewhat in the dark. Motivation builds as you have a stronger sense of where you’re heading.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius Glyph Symbol
Sagittarius

Saturn is nearing the end of its lengthy journey in your soul sector, dear Sagittarius, and in this last leg, there can be some deep, inner questioning and changes in conditioned and deeply ingrained attitudes. Your values are changing and some of the ideals you’ve held onto in the past lose their flavor along with the changes. This may be at the root of any vague feelings of discouragement experienced now. You need to search deep within yourself for peace and security. You have the chance to take care of outstanding problems and loose emotional ends so that going forward with Saturn moving back into your sign in mid-September, you can use this transit to better advantage, to empower yourself. The coming weeks are powerful for cutting out problem areas of your life and ridding yourself of unhealthy attachments. Today’s energy is strong for work, organization, and practical solutions to problems.

Capricorn

Capricorn Symbol/Glyph
Capricorn

Saturn has influenced your sector of friendships, networking, business income, and goal-setting for some time, dear Capricorn, and is finally on its last leg of its journey in this area of your solar chart. There have been some realities to face, tests, challenges, and paring down in these areas of your life. Saturn will officially move on in just one month’s time. This gives you the opportunity over the coming weeks to process and crystallize some of the lessons you’ve learned about the groups you align with, friends, and “happiness” goals. Restrictions will begin to lift, and the rewards of this transit can become more apparent. Today is strong for feeling directed, motivated, and organized. Relationships feel a little stronger.

Aquarius

Aquarius

Saturn finalizes its transit of your professional sector in the coming month, dear Aquarius. You’re coming to the end of this transit that has forced you to take stock of your position in society, your career, responsibilities, or reputation. New responsibilities have emerged, but you’ve also reaped the rewards of past long-term efforts. This has been one of the most public periods of your life, when others have been more aware of your accomplishments and possibly of your “failures” as well. A career or educational program may have begun or completed. There are four weeks left of this transit, making it a good time to process the lessons and attitude changes that have occurred, and to tie up any loose ends. Ideally, you have a stronger sense of responsibility and more realistic expectations of both yourself and others.

Pisces

Pisces

With the Moon in your opposing sign until late afternoon, dear Pisces, you are especially aware of others and your close relationships. Focus can be on the more positive and useful or practical side of your connections today. Energy is steady. Saturn is on its last leg of its journey through your solar ninth house and will enter your career sector in just one month’s time, when circumstances begin to push you towards taking stock of your ambitions and goals. Until then, you’ll have a chance to process recent experiences. Ideally, since this transit began in late 2012, you’ve been learning important skills and have a clearer understanding of your place in the world that will best prepare you for career assessment, changes, or redefinitions that are to come.

The Balance of the Elements & the Signs for Monday, August 17

 

 

 

 

 

The Balance of the Elements & the Signs for Monday, August 17

 

LEO STRONG
Self-confident, generous, warm-hearted, powerful leader, dramatic. Can be overly proud, vain, extravagant, arrogant.
VIRGO STRONG
Meticulous, discriminating, pure, practical, health conscious, hard working. Can be hyper-critical, petty and perfectionistic.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS

FIRE STRONG
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.
EARTH STRONG
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.
AIR WEAK
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.
WATER WEAK
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

CARDINAL WEAK
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.

Astrology of Today – August 17, 2015

 

 

 

Astrology of Today – August 17, 2015


Summary:

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•The Moon is in Virgo until 4:22 PM.
•The Moon is void until 1:16 PM to 4:22 PM.
•The Moon is in Libra from 4:22 PM forward (until Thursday, August 20th at 5:24 AM).
•The Moon is waxing and in its New Moon phase.
•A New Moon occurred on the 14th and a First Quarter Moon will occur on the 22nd.
•Venus is retrograde (Venus is retrograde from July 25-September 6).

Thoughts from your Hostess of Light August 2015

Thoughts from your Hostess of Light August 2015

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Holy Moly Mother of Goddess, what can an earth girl say? I have been around the cosmic block a few times and I have never experienced a shift like this past 8-8-8. the very foundation of light was shifted never to go back to what it once was. A great bubble of expansion in a holding pattern was issued to Earth, as was reflected in the actions of the sun. Giant sunspots formed just to be held and not released at this time. The human body is very vulnerable right now as every little thing begins to hurt. This is the body’s way of asking you to love what is painful for it is a physical manifestation of what is calcified within your thinking, it seeks release. The very DNA patterning of earth has shifted in accordance with a celestial declaration, and nuances of ancient messages on starlight make themselves seen and known.

What lives deep within the people of earth has more value than all the gold and diamonds in the universe. One soul who finally sees them selves as a holy vessel is priceless. One soul who remembers their divine identity is worth risking everything for. People have felt so beat down and beat up by life lately.

They have felt cheated and taken advantage of when they are good hearted giving people. It is at times like this that is hard to live in integrity in honor and old fashioned goodness. But that is exactly what one must do, for all that is unfairly taken from you will be accounted for in the heavenly inventory.

Life has more than enough to give. She wants to share and comfort you in your times of need. This generosity, this gift from life may not be in the design that you have requested. You have outgrown the energy of the past place /job/situation and now you are being asked to move in a fertile place by the universe whom knows your full potential to bloom. Every thing that happens to you comes as a gift no matter how it is wrapped. It is your belief in this statement that will redirect the manifestation into something more beautiful than you originally thought.

It is time to let go of everything that no longer serves the bigger picture that you are becoming. Many of you still cling to ‘what was’, going through the trash of your day and of your life – digging up, exhuming, and examining ‘what could have been’, ‘what would have been’, “if only” you had taken a different path, made a different choice. I assure you this emotional regret is an illusion. Stop digging through the very trash of your life, amplifying the ‘regrets’ of the past. You are being pushed and pulled into a very tight-fitting energy–that actually squeezes your humanness into new directions that are not comfortable. These are the forgotten corridors in your heart, your dreams.

The energies are making you squirm, irritable, and emotional. You are being re-sculpted into something more enhanced than you ever thought possible. The new energies sweep into every part of you. They bring forth connections with people, places, and things that you thought were lost forever.

They bring you new opportunities as well as regrets. Everything that you have placed to the side of your plate is –NOW asking to be ingested, addressed, and then eliminated.

All of you are being birthed into a higher consciousness, this is the first glimmer of all the light to come. These encodings are your prime property. They are the treasures that you so seek – the treasures that you innately know are yours. As humans you look for these treasures externally as money, inheritances, lottery winnings.. these innate treasures are the true love that you so seek –treasures are your heart’s desire. The electrons of your physical body have increased their spin the very particles of your body have walked through expansion and every cell, every sub-atomic particle, every hair of you has changed and now holds a elevated light.

what you once deemed important has changed. Your abilities, your divine encodings are being augmented. Thoughts will be projected, desires, and truths will be issued without a physical word coming from you. You will find more a deeper connection with nature, and the earth. The people that once pushed your buttons, and painted you into emotional corners will find that you no longer re-act the way you once did. Now when they paint you into a corner you just enjoy the corner for a minute. You will be far more concerned with expanding your divine energy than acting and re-acting to anyone or anything. You are not who you were last week.

Your Weekly Karma Forecast for August 16 thru 22

Weekly Forecast: August 16 – 22, 2015

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The Karmic Tools Weekly Forecast covers the current planetary transits which affect people in different ways and to various degrees of intensity. Take notice when it is a Personal planet (Sun / Moon / Mercury / Venus / Mars) interacting with a Social (Jupiter/Saturn) or Collective planet (Uranus / Neptune/Pluto). And pay extremely close attention when it is a Social planet interacting with a Collective planet because that means something *big* is brewing that will move large groups of people along their evolutionary paths. Tuning in to the energy and rhythm of the planets can serve as a useful *guide* as you move along your Individual Path. It also helps to understand your place within the context of the larger Social & Collective Story. Below, you will find out how these energies tend to manifest, as well as guidance and direction.

*NOTE* There are some days when there are NO CONTACTS (besides the Moon), please note that there are no missing entries, we just list the actual Activations of each week + the day they happen.

Weekly Forecast: August 16 – 22, 2015

8/19 ~ Venus (relationships) ~trine~ Uranus (unique):

This energy is likely to bring a little excitement into your life, one way or another. This is a good time to do something different; shake up your routine. Seek out diversions; try something new! Relationships will have an unusual energy to them; an established relationship may sparkle with some extra “spice” or a new relationship begun under this energy will be stimulating, unusual and probably short-lived. Use this energy to soak up some good energy from those who live on the fringes!

8/21 ~ Sun (core identity) ~square~ Saturn (responsibility):

With this energy, it is best to understand that you will have two distinct pulls within – duty versus self-gratification. It’s not nearly as bad as it feels, however, it does bring up something we all struggle with to some degree or another – SELF & OTHERS. How much do you owe your Self and how much are you obligated to others? Balance and reciprocity come to mind as guides. One of the challenges of this influence is the tendency to make assumptions without checking whether they are true. Never assume! Some people may feel restricted, as if life is too demanding and there’s never any time just for you. Others may find their lives falling apart because they have avoided responsibility for so long and now there’s no more “wiggle room”. Try to convert your impatience with seeming restriction to self-discipline – make a commitment to your Self and follow through. Physically and psychologically, your energies are low at this time. You may feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders, but you don’t expect help because you haven’t asked for it. Remember, that is your choice. You may be reinforcing the very circumstances that make you feel lonely and isolated. What you must do is break out of the vicious cycle and take a good look around you, at your life and the people you allow in it. The events related to this transit tend to magnify the chinks in your ego structure. The purpose of discouragement is to reveal the weaknesses in your conception of your Self and to show where you must work to gain greater confidence in your Self.

Your Current Moon Phase for August 17th is Waxing Crescent

August 17
Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 7%

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 – Monday, August 17, 2015

Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 7%
Moon Age: 2.60 days
Moon Angle: 0.49
Moon Distance: 405,460.97 km

Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,447,900.98 km

 
Courtesy of MoonGiant.com

The Witches Magick for the 17th Day of the Wort Moon – Motivation Moon Charm

MOTIVATION MOON CHARM

 

Use this moon charm to motivate and inspire you.

You will need a piece of tumbled hematite, a small white stone, a small magnet, and a small pouch in which to put the stones and magnet.

At 11: 11 p.m., hold the hematite in your power hand, and clear and charge it using a pulsed-breath technique. In your mind’s eye, imagine a bright white star on a black background, as if there is only one incredible bright star in the night sky. Once the image of the star is clear in your mind’s eye, take a deep breath, then pulse your breath sharply out your nose. As you do, put the image into the hematite stone with your mind’s energy, with the power of your focused thought. Now, imagine having more creativity and more energy to do the things you love, both play and work. Put this feeling in the stone. Once the feeling is strong and clear, take another deep breath, and once again, pulse your breath sharply out your nose, imprinting the crystal with that uplifting, motivational feeling. Repeat this process three times to set the image in place within the hematite.

Now, repeat the same process with the small white stone to charge it. Put the hematite, crystal, and the small magnet in the pouch. Hold the pouch between your hands, and say three times:

Black and white into gray

Motivate and inspire me

Every night and every day!

Put the pouch in your desk drawer (away from your computer because of the magnet). Whenever you need a burst of energy to finish the task at hand, take the pouch out, hold it between your hands, and repeat the following:

Motivate and inspire me

Every night and every day!

Wiccan Spell A Night: Spells, Charms, And Potions For The Whole Year

Sirona Knight

 

WOTC Extra – Maintaining Cohesion in a Solitary Practice

Maintaining Cohesion in a Solitary Practice

 

It can be very lonely working as a solitary Wiccan, no matter what your reasons for the solitary path may be. At times it can seem that there are more obstacles, more frustrations, more opportunities for self-doubt. It’s all too easy to let your practice become lax and unfocused, because there’s no one else to monitor your progress and encourage you when you need it.

Giving yourself smaller daily rituals to engage in – no matter how short and simple they are—keeps you in touch with the gods and your spirituality on a more regular basis. If you touch the Divine on a daily basis, it’s much easier to touch the Divine on the big occasions. The human mind can be remarkably apathetic when it comes to actually stirring ourselves to do something requiring energy and input. Doing a sabbat every six weeks can be a really huge undertaking if you haven’t trained yourself with baby steps in between.

Wicca should never be something you take time out of your regular life to practice. The point of a spiritual path such as Wicca is to incorporate your spiritual practice into your daily life without fuss and drama. Your spirituality should inform your thoughts, opinions, and action in daily life as well as in ritual. Practicing Wicca every moment of the day should make your life more harmonious, not more complicated.

So often a solitary Wiccan becomes more of a philosopher than an active participant in the dance of life. It can be very easy to think about Wicca, and to slowly cease your actual ritual practice. While thinking and reflecting upon your spiritual evolution is essential to further development, maintaining your regular daily practice is paramount. Your ritual practice is your interface with the world beyond.

 

 

Solitary Wicca For Life: Complete Guide to Mastering the Craft on Your Own

Arin Murphy-Hiscock

 

Let’s Talk Witch – Growing as a Solitary

Let’s Talk Witch – Growing as a Solitary

 
To offer recognition of the divine feminine, to show one’s respect for nature, to have the opportunity for self-improvement and self-self-empowerment, and in appreciation of the decentralized aspects of the religion – these are all common reasons people choose to practice Wicca.

How do we define the goal of Wicca? A common answer is “to serve the gods.” We work with the gods, not for them. And while this is one of the goals of Wicca, it is not the only purpose. You can serve God or gods in any other religion. What makes Wicca unique?

Scott Cunningham titled one of his books Living Wicca, and this wonderful phrase encapsulates what Wicca truly is: Wicca is more than a practice—it’s a way of life. To live Wicca means living in awareness, in peace, in balance, and in harmony. It means living with the goal of every action contributing positively, and every situation teaching you something. It means being mindful, sincere, and true. Living Wicca means recognizing the Divine in everything that surrounds you, and always being able to feel your connection to the gods and the universe.

The true goal of Wicca is to create a way of life that brings you to this state. That state isn’t an end; it is a means by which you can improve your life and maintain the harmony so essential to a better life and a better world.

Solitary Wicca For Life: Complete Guide to Mastering the Craft on Your Own

Arin Murphy-Hiscock