Day: August 21, 2015
The Witches Credo
The Witches Credo
The Wisdom of Buddha
The Wisdom of Buddha
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without
Crack the Cookie
The Charm of the Day for August 21 is The Tortoise
The Charm of the Day
The tortoise represents the dome of the sky, the universe. It tells you to take slow, deliberate steps and you can achieve everything you desire.
In China, Japan, and many other countries in the East, the Tortoise is regarded as a talisman for repelling every description of magic, and the supposed malign influence of the evil eye. This jade charm is also used as a powerful amulet for good fortune, happiness, both of the heart and body, endurance, strength, and longevity. In Eastern Asia the Tortoise is regarded as the symbol of the universe, the dome of the sky being represented by the shell, and the earth by the body of the tortoise.
Ah, What The Heck, Let’s See What The Tiles Has To Say About Your Upcoming Weekend, Aug. 21 – 23
Your Weekend Relationship Reading Using The MahJong Tiles for August 21 thru 23
That Which Will Influence You
The Red Dragon tile is indicative of success and the fulfillment of your goals.
That Which Will Influence Your Significant Other
The Carp tile indicates the attainment of inner-peace, tranquility, and freedom from the pressures of everyday life. Contentment will be realized. The Carp’s vibrant colors suggest a rich life. This may mean the coming of material and/or spiritual wealth.
That Which Influences You
The Pearl tile denotes the attainment of wealth and a life of luxury. The task will be to balance your spiritual self with your physical self.
That Which Influences Them
The West Wind tile represents an obstacle that must be faced before you can make progress towards your goals. This obstacle may be anything from a person to needing to find work.
Your Past Influence
Symbol: The Unknown
The White Dragon tile denotes unknown factors in your reading. Exactly what these factors are is beyond our vision, but they will have an impact on your life.
Their Past Influence
This is the first tile of the first suit in a Mahjong set. Overall, it represents success. However it also warns that success sometimes turns to arrogance, which can lead to loss of everything that has been gained. The Peacock tile also suggests a change in your life path is forthcoming.
Your Daily MahJong Tile for August 21 is Wan 7, Symbol: Seven Stars
Your Daily Tile
August 21, 2015
Symbol: Seven Stars
The Seven Stars tile signifies creative growth and power. Creativity should be applied to the area this tile appears. This is a place to let your imagination run free. The Seven Stars tile also indicates hope for the future.
Your Animal Spirit for August 21 is The Owl
Your Animal Spirit for Today
August 21, 2015
Many cultures associate Owl with death, while others see Owl as the “night eagle”—the bird that embodies shamanism. Owl has exceptional hearing, and his medicine is one of clairaudience—the ability to hear spirit. If Owl has silently glided into your life today, he is asking you to face your own fears, and listen to the messages spirit is sending you.
Your Ancient Symbol Card for August 21 is The Sword
Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today
The Sword is a a call to action. It indicates challenges are before you and to attain your goals you will have to address them. The Sword does not suggest rash or underhanded behavior on your part. Indeed, while actions indicated by The Sword are decisive, they are based on the power of your wisdom and ethics. The strength of The Sword lies in the moral purity of your actions.
As a daily card, The Sword suggest a time in which you will face external challenges to attaining your goals. These trials are likely to come from a person or persons who stand to gain from your loss or delays in you moving forward. You can expect underhanded play and surprises. Fortunately your position is far stronger than those who scheme to usurp you. Address challenges as they arise and all will be well.
Your Daily Witches Rune for August 22nd is The Scythe
Your Daily Witches Rune
Sudden changes and endings. Making a final decision. Completing something. Walking away from something or someone. Danger.
Additional information about Today’s Witches Rune, The Scythe….
This symbol is very familiar to most of people, often associated with harvest and death. In the runes, it is no different. The Scythe is related to endings, sudden separations, final decisions, important changes and danger.
The appearance of this symbol show that there’s something in you life you need to bring to end now, before it snowballs into something worse. Usually, the decision that the Scythe forces you to make is one you’d rather escape from… it’s a painful and difficult choice. Even though you know (or feel) it’s for the best, you’ll mourn the fact that it has to happen.
Also, the Scythe is connected to sudden, swift changes that force you to alter completely your plans, strategies and sometimes the very way you see the world. The situation is no longer what it was, your modus operandi no longer works here. Your ideas no longer correspond to the reality. The information you have is no longer accurate, or useful. You need to strain those adaptation muscles and find a way to keep standing while the rug is pulled from under your feet.
Although this rune can represent physical danger, such as accidents or surgeries, many time it refers to sense of foreboding. Something just isn’t right… the fear of loss looms large. Trust these feeling and proceed with caution. This rune can also relate to actual death and all related to it: burials, graveyards, inheritances, heirlooms, legacies and things connected to your ancestry.
In relationship readings, the Scythe suggest caution too. It can represent sudden and irresistible attractions, the kind that inspire people to do crazy things. . Obviously, this rune also represent separations, divorce and conflicts, always leaving a sour aftertaste. The strong passion can quickly transform into strong resentment. In its most positive note, this rune can symbolize relationship that completely transform the people involved.
Your Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for August 21 is The Tower
Your Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for Today
The Tower is perfect card for the revolutionary or iconoclast or anyone who flourishes in rapidly changing environments. What The Tower brings to the mix is sudden, usually unexpected change. With that change there will be a period of disorder, and there may be loss. However, the loss is probably not yours, since you may well be the agent that created the change to begin with. Many positive things can occur from the change The Tower indicates: Truths will be laid bare, revelations and breakthroughs are not just possible but likely, and nothing spurs creativity like a good dose of chaos and confusion. In the end it is likely that what replaces what was lost in the fall of The Tower will be worth the loss.
Your Daily I Ching Hexagram for August 21 is 33:Retiring
Your Daily I Ching Hexagram
August 21, 2015
Take personal time alone to assess your progress and goals. Evaluate your friends and cut off any deadwood that may exist.
Line One of Your Hexagram is a 6:
Abandon unsatisfying relationships.
Line Two of Your Hexagram is a 6:
Move down your path without looking back.
Line Three of Your Hexagram is a 9:
Do not let other’s need for counsel exhaust you.
Line Four of Your Hexagram is a 9:
Pull back from failing relationships. Act decisively. Doubt is your enemy.
Line Five of Your Hexagram is a 9:
Do not associate with persons with whom you dislike. This will bring you peace.
Line Six of Your Hexagram is a 9:
Leave bad relationships. Your courage to move on will be rewarded.
Casting the Stones, Your Past, Present & Future Reading for Friday, Aug. 21
Casting the Stones, Your Past, Present & Future Reading for Today
Naudhiz may foretell needs unmet and friction in relationships. You may be in a time where you should be very careful in whatever endeavor you take on. Also it may be that you are about to learn some of life’s hard lessons and come out the other side of this period a stronger being.
Eihwaz represents the Yew tree and its everlasting nature. The Yew may bend, but it does not break. You are on the right course and have the strength and ability to meet your goals. Congratulations!
Hagalaz is the hail Rune. It denotes chaos, destruction and disruption on a primal level. You may experience delays in moving toward your goals.
Your Daily Rune for Friday, August 21st is Ingwaz
Ingwaz signifies completion, success and fertility. Your present ambitions are about to be met. You are fecund in both mind and body.
Additional information about Today’s Rune, Ingwaz
inguz : Ing
Phonetic equivalent: ng
DIVINATORY MEANINGS: work, productivity, bounty, groundedness, balance, connection with the land
MAGICAL USES: fertility, farming, growth, general health, balance
ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES: Freyr / Ing, Nerthus, Thor, the Vanir
ANALYSIS: Ing is a Danish / Anglo-Saxon name for Freyr, the God of agriculture and fertility. Agriculture represents one of the first attempts by mankind to control the environment, and the fertility of crops, animals and people has always been the primary concern and religious focus of most Pagan agrarian societies. From the earliest Sumerian accounts to modern-day British folk custom, people throughout history have sought to ensure the success of their crops.
The vast majority of people in Western society have lost all contact and connection with the land and the process of growing things.
The spiritual consequences of this segregation from the earth have been disastrous, since most people find it difficult to relate to deity in a purely man-made environment. The shape of this rune can be likened to that of a field, but its real significance may lie in its balance, representing the harmonious relationship between ourselves and the four elements / four directions. Inguz reminds us of that ancient connection between the Gods and the land, and re-links (the real meaning of the ‘religion’) us with our spiritual natures through the realm of the physical. It is quite literally a grounding rune, and by reintroducing us to the earth, it reconnects our bodies, our minds and our spirits.
Your Lucky Tarot Cards for August 21st
Your Lucky Tarot Card for Today
These cards represent elements that favor you.
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.
This card represents the dreamer in you, the idealist, the mystic. The Fool desires to do great things, but is often unaware of just how difficult great things are to do. He must always be very careful of the choices he makes, and remember knowledge is his ally. The Fool often symbolizes a new beginning, unrestrained optimism, and curiosity that hasn’t been dulled by time. While The Fool may well indicate a lack of experience or grasp of the pitfalls along the path he is taking, it is equally true that his lack of experience leads him to believe all things are possible, which brings even impossible goals within his grasp.
When The Hanged Man or The Star are among your personal cards, the influence of The Fool may be increased. Having The Devil in your personal cards may diminish the influence of The Fool.
Your Daily Tarot Card for August 21st is Temperance
Tarot Card of the Day
Courtesy of the Experts at Tarot.com
What is traditionally known as the Temperance card is a reference to the Soul. Classically female, she is mixing up a blend of subtle energies for the evolution of the personality. One key to interpreting this card can be found in its title, a play on the process of tempering metals in a forge.
Metals must undergo extremes of temperature, folding and pounding, but the end product is infinitely superior to impure ore mined from the earth. In this image, the soul volunteers the ego for a cleansing and healing experience which may turn the personality inside-out, but which brings out the gold hidden within the heart. (This card is entitled “Art” in the Crowley deck.)
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Get A Jump on Tomorrow, Your Horoscopes for Saturday, August 22nd
Get a Jump on Tomorrow…
Your Horoscopes for Saturday, August 22nd
With Mars, your ruler, in awkward aspect to the planet of communication and the planet of dreams today, you could be both edgy and uncertain, dear Aries. Be careful not to criticize someone, particularly a lover or child, in the process of trying to sort things out. As well, you could be on the fence about a matter, possibly a romance or creative pursuit, as you could question whether it’s truly in line with your ideals or dreams. This is likely very temporary, but the need to adjust either your expectations or your plans can arise now. This afternoon, the Moon’s move into fellow Fire sign Sagittarius can improve your mood considerably.
This morning, you could be on the fence about a matter, dear Taurus, and you may feel out of sync with others, possibly because you’re not entirely sure what you want. There can be a lot to think about later today, to the point that you may have a hard time turning your thoughts off long enough to relax. Impatience can lead to disagreements or irritability. There can be a combative energy that is better applied to work than it is to relationships. The Moon’s movement into your solar eighth house this afternoon brings a stronger need for strategy in your life. It’s time for making longer-term plans, but avoid rushing things.
It can be a good time to satisfy your needs for conversation, learning experiences, and personal contact, but you may want to keep things informal, as some facts can be missing or difficult to see, dear Gemini. Pressure builds as the day progresses, but clarity increases. Watch your temper and avoid pushing something that you can’t change, allowing for unexpected changes that are out of your control. This afternoon the quick-moving Moon enters your partnership sector and your powers of negotiation rise, as long as you don’t jump too quickly to express yourself.
The day should begin with few pressures, dear Cancer, and some time alone may be in order if it can be managed. The desire to fill your needs for comfort can be strong, but watch for excesses. It can be difficult to feel directed and motivated now. Tensions can rise as the day advances, particularly if you are relying on schedules to go as planned or if you are rushing things. It’s a good time to tackle a project or problem, but it can be difficult to stop thinking once you get going, even if you need to relax.
Complicated feelings can easily bubble up to the surface today, seemingly out of nowhere, dear Leo. Anger or resentment that you have buried or brushed to the side can emerge now in unexpected ways, and while the feelings can be confusing at first and you should absolutely deal with them, do not let them control you either. Avoid rushing things, particularly business and finance related endeavors. The Moon enters fellow Fire sign, Sagittarius, and your pleasure sector this afternoon, and you tend to seek out creative ways to express yourself.
The tendency for something to burn out nearly as quickly as it’s started today runs very high, dear Virgo. Both physically and mentally, avoid over-exerting yourself. An example would be beginning a new exercise program with high expectations, but instead of easing into it, you push too hard to the point of mild injury. Overdoing something now can actually prevent you from continuing it tomorrow, so take it easy. As well, be careful that you don’t attempt to force an issue or talk ahead of yourself – both strong possibilities with Mercury in your sign and Mars in the sign behind yours, forming a difficult aspect with one another. Speaking prematurely about your plans may not be wise right now.
Friends can be a tad unreliable today, dear Libra, and there may be problems with distractions getting in the way of work or business. The trick is to think outside of the box now, as anything too ordinary or mundane will only serve to frustrate now. If someone seems to be trying to make you feel guilty, don’t fall game. Choose entertaining, imaginative activities today if it’s possible. There can be some vacillation or ambivalence this morning, but pressure increases as the day goes forward. Extra energy seems available on a mental level, which is best applied to work or hobbies. Otherwise, there could be tense interactions or an overactive mind that never seems to let you rest.
Avoid letting your mind wander into darker territory today, dear Scorpio, as your imagination is strong and a little skewed to the negative. Filling in the blanks could be a time and energy waster. There can be vacillation this morning, but as the day advances, more clarity. While impatience or brusqueness is a possibly byproduct of a Mercury-Mars aspect in effect later today, if you channel the extra mental energy well, you can make nice progress on a project. The Moon in your sign until afternoon makes you quite visible and connects you strongly to the world around you, after which you’re more interested in manifesting and practical applications than you are making emotional connections.
Desires can come on suddenly today but may not last, dear Sagittarius, so keep that in mind if something takes hold of you and you want immediate results. It’s a strong time for incubating ideas, but not the best time to launch them. Some uncertainty or unpredictability in others is likely to be experienced now, but don’t let others’ behavior faze you or prevent you from having a good day. The Moon entering your sign this afternoon can bring your emotions bubbling up to the surface, and it can also stimulate a stronger need to feel emotionally connected and alive through your experiences.
It can be difficult to get what you want today, especially if you are not entirely sure you want it – or if a part of you doesn’t think you deserve it! Clarity comes as the day advances, but impatience may be a problem. Early today, things may be moving too slowly for your liking. The pace of the day can be a little chaotic later on, however, especially if you are trying to push something forward that needs more time to develop naturally. The Moon moves into your privacy sector late afternoon, and you might feel the need to take a break. A personal time-out can do a world of good now.
Others, especially a partner or close friend, can be hard to pin down today, but try not to let their unreliability or irritability faze you, dear Aquarius. It’s temporary and it’s also likely they’re simply wrapped up in their own “issues” right now. As much as you might want to bring up a certain topic, it may be premature to do so. As the day progresses, you might seek comfort from peers or people who don’t have expectations. Mental activity is strong, making it easy to get into arguments, however, but it can also be a good time for tackling a complicated problem or for avidly pursuing a mental interest.
Misunderstandings are possible today, dear Pisces. You might rub someone the wrong way with the appearance that you know better, even if you don’t intend it (and even if you do know better right now!). Your ideas may be a little too ahead of your time to be totally understood. Later today, you might be feeling as if others are too pushy or aggressive with you. You may be on the fence about an issue, but it’s probably better that you stay that way just for now, as it’s difficult to discern between whim and true desire today. However, this can be a strong time for mental energy.
Birthdays on the Leo-Virgo Cusp
Birthdays on the Leo-Virgo Cusp
Learn all about the personality born on “The Cusp of Exposure”
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If You Were Born Today, August 21
If You Were Born Today, August 21
You have a strong desire to make a difference in life – to carve your own identity and style and to be recognized for these things. You seem to know a little about everything, and your assessment of any given situation is quick and usually accurate. Your mind is sharp, and you are an independent and highly creative thinker. Although different, your ideas are accepted by others overall, as people sense your sincerity. Somewhat rebellious, you don’t readily accept labels or restrictions by authority. One of your most valuable traits is your versatility. You bounce back from setbacks, and you learn from them. You may be attracted to people who have an aura of mystery around them, and who tend to have problems to solve. You seek a powerful and even dramatic connection to a partner. Famous people born today: Kenny Rogers, Wilt Chamberlain, Kim Cattrall, Alicia Witt, Hayden Panettiere, Carrie-Anne Moss, Patty McCormack.
Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, August 21st
Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, August 21st
While on many levels you’re feeling freer these days, dear Aries, today there could be some indicators that you need to slow down or make adjustments; or you could experience temporary doubts about recent projects or even relationships. Getting back on track may require a rest or some tweaking of expectations. This is not the time to rush things! You don’t always like to slow things down, but it can be a very important strategy at times like these. Avoid cutting corners today. There could be a challenge to filling your heart’s desire or a discouragement in a love relationship. Try not to allow power games with a boss or authority figure, or worrisome money matters, spoil your good humor. You’re heading towards a wonderful period for getting on track with health routines and daily work.
Be sure-footed today, dear Taurus, even if someone seems to be putting a damper on your plans, or if you face criticism. However, it’s also important to be humble with Saturn in difficult aspect to the Sun, and both bodies in challenging relationship to your sign. Even if lessons come in annoying packages, you could learn something valuable from missteps today. Relationships can be a little strained, or there could be some discomfort or feeling of lack of support with a family or partnership situation. Taking things one step at a time is important now, and keeping things simple can ultimately speed things up, even if it feels that you’re taking one step backwards at the moment. Life is unlikely to feel so serious as the day moves forward. You are entering a wonderful period for finding more enjoyment and recreation. Many Tauruses are coming out of their shells these days, and this is expected to continue and increase.
While there is generally good energy for feeling a sense that you’re moving forward these days, dear Gemini, you might be a little more guarded later today, or circumstances are such that you need to set limits. Responsibilities or problems can seem a little more plentiful or burdensome. There can be some feelings of frustration if you encounter delays and stresses. With the Sun and Saturn in challenging aspect, it’s best to look at any apparent setbacks as opportunities to make changes before moving forward. There is a tendency to see flaws on practical levels, which gives you the chance to make important changes. The Moon is in your work and health sector all day, bringing out your need to feel useful and to take care of business.
The Sun and Saturn clash today, dear Cancer, and this points to a general need to slow down, get perspective, and think things through. Look for a middle ground if conflicts emerge. Others may not be as forthcoming, warm, or expressive, which can feel a little cold, but could also allow you enough space to discover resources you may not have known you had. Focus on long-term security and happiness instead of short-term pleasure or instant gratification for best results today. Avoid undue stress over money or over differences in values. In fact, there is good energy later today for finding creative solutions to either of these things, and for bonding with someone special.
You could find it challenging today to satisfy both your need for independence and desire for security and assurance, dear Leo, or to pursue your personal goals without feeling you’re letting someone down. Some of you could be dealing with disapproving or withholding people right now. Domestic chores, responsibilities, or problems in the family dynamic can weigh you down. The key now is to be patient, seek out long-term satisfaction rather than instant gratification, and practice self-discipline. You’ll feel better about pursuing your desires if you’ve given your responsibilities their due attention.
In just two days, the Sun will enter your sign and begin a cycle in which personal new beginnings are encouraged, dear Virgo. There has been quite a bit of preparation work for this upcoming period. Not only is Jupiter visiting your sign this year, something that happens only once every twelve years, a Solar Eclipse will occur in your sign in September, awakening a stronger need to tend to your personal goals. Today, the Sun in your privacy sector is challenged by Saturn and Pluto, and this can point to some hesitation, fear, or regret that temporarily slows you down. You could feel overlooked or put upon, but keep in mind that this is only temporary, and possibly quite necessary. You may not feel very understood, and while prolonged self-pity is never encouraged, if some of it serves good purpose, then indulge yourself before getting yourself back on track. You can help yourself by adjusting your speed, following rules, exercising patience, and conserving your energy by prioritizing.
There can be a sense that there’s a break in the natural flow today, dear Libra, with the Sun and Saturn in a clashing aspect. Whether it’s negative thinking, fear, or something coming from the outside, such as a delay or sudden reminder of a responsibility that needs your attention, you could be feeling a little burdened or discouraged. Focusing on long-term security and benefits can help, as instant gratification is unlikely just for now. It can also be helpful to focus on small ways to rebuild your confidence if you feel it’s dipping. Tending to responsibilities can be one way to do so. Aiming to look for and appreciate the simple but positive things in your life can also boost your spirits. Keep expectations simple. A creative aspect between your ruler, Venus, and Pluto can help turn your attention to something positive that you’ve previously overlooked, and might even point to finding something of value that you thought you’d lost.
This is an important time to recommit to your goals, or to adjust them in order they better suit your purpose, dear Scorpio. Your approach to going after what you want may need some tweaking. This is not the time to push, prod, or go against the grain, just for the time being. You could be feeling on some level that you’re on trial or being tested, and the best defense for this is to do the best you can and exercise patience. Look for ways to maximize long-term success or happiness rather than focusing on the short term. Energy levels can be a little low now, and if so, take time and get extra rest until strength returns. The Moon in your sign all day can certainly encourage you to look for instant gratification, and there’s nothing wrong with a little indulgence from time to time, but the best favor you can do for yourself at the moment is to slow down to consider your priorities.
There could be a need to revise plans or something you’ve said, dear Sagittarius, with Saturn challenging the Sun in your adventure sector. Watch for negative thoughts or self-limiting attitudes now, but do consider ways to bring more self-discipline into your life. This is especially important as Saturn prepares to re-enter your sign, which encourages you to take measures to secure your future in the long-term rather than focus too closely on getting what you want in the moment. The Moon is spending the day in your privacy sector, encouraging you to detach yourself a little from hustle and bustle in order to rest and recharge your emotional batteries.
Friends or lovers may fall short of your expectations in some way today, dear Capricorn. However, it may be that you need to make your needs clearer to others. This may not be the best time to do so, as the Sun in challenging aspect to Saturn can mean people have a lot on their plate right now, wrestling with their own demons. However, you might resolve to ask for what you want more often going forward. This is a day for catching your breath and looking for better strategies for pursuing your goals. In some cases, it’s time to consider whether a particular goal or endeavor needs to evolve or dissolve. The Moon spends the day in your friendship and wishes sector, and you’re more emotionally invested than usual in seeking out a stronger feeling of belonging.
With the Sun and Saturn in challenging aspect today, dear Aquarius, it’s an important time for strengthening your resolve, but also for taking steps to make your life a little more secure. Responsibilities need special attention today, and the focus should be on activities that make a real difference rather than those that fill a need of the moment. Some of you could be feeling caged in or simply in demand. If people are expecting too much from you, aim to be clearer about your need for positive attention as well. Even though it can feel more rewarding to receive without having to ask for it, a gentle reminder can do wonders. You are coming across so competently these days that others can sometimes forget that you’re only human and can use some appreciation for all that you do.
Find ways to work around any roadblocks or delays that emerge today, dear Pisces. If you find your motivation levels waning, it may be that you need to adjust goals or your approach to pursuing them. A Sun-Saturn square today can serve as a reminder of rules or practical details that we may have been overlooking. You have a stronger than usual need to express yourself through the work you do or service you provide these days, but today you could feel overburdened or under-appreciated for your efforts. Aim to please yourself by meeting your responsibilities so that you can get over the current hump, and avoid concerning yourself too much about what others are doing or thinking. You may very well come to a stronger appreciation of your ability to rely on yourself. The Moon spends the day in your adventure sector, and even if you can’t quite get away from it all right now, you can certainly look for ways to excite your mind or satisfy a desire for a small change in routine.
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