Are you going through life carrying old grief, pain or hate? If so, Dove (sometimes known as Mourning Dove) encourages you to let go of your emotional baggage so that true healing can take place. It’s time to forgive, release, and move forward. And, know that healing Dove is flying right beside you.
Shuffling the Cards, Your Past Present & Future Reading for Today Using the Ancient Symbol Cards
Past Influence whose impact on your life is waning.
The Believer represents Faith and the realization that you have an important place in the workings of the Universe. Although The Believer may not always understand why things are the way they are, they none-the-less feel an underlying cosmic rhythm which is moving events in a direction that is good. The Believer rejoices in their celestial role, because they realize their life has purpose on a grand scale.
Present Influence whose impact on your life is very strong.
Altruism denotes the noble act of giving to those in need without the expectation of a return. The act of giving has been seen as one of humankind’s greatest attributes throughout history. It is honored in nearly every culture. To give is a gift to both those who receive and those who give. Giving is usually associated with addressing the material needs of others, but the gift given can take many forms such as wisdom or protection or simply a shoulder to cry on.
Future influence whose impact on your life is growing and will be very strong in the future.
Solitude is represented by a single person standing at the end of a boardwalk staring out at a vast, empty panorama. They are truly alone, but may not feel loneliness. They are at a place in their life where the need to withdraw from the our secular world is strong, because their focus should be on their inner self, their morality, and their dreams. The view before them is empty, but it is a canvas on which they may paint their future–a future restricted only by the size of their imagination and courage. For them Solitude is a choice. They chose to take the walkway that distances them from the rest of us. It is also a choice that can be undone. Just as they chose to take a path that leads them away from us, they may choose to turn around and come back at anytime.
Ancestors represents the ongoing influence and remarkable contributions those who came before us have made to our state of being. Ancestors also reminds us that sometimes old wisdom is the best wisdom–especially when events are moving in ways we do not understand. Ancestors can bring comfort to a shaken spirit. It is a card of warmth in the sense that it reminds us that the spirit of past generations remains with us and can be called upon for guidance at any time.
As a daily card, Ancestors suggests that you may be well served to by exploring your family tree to find solutions to current dilemmas. When searching for solutions to conflicts in your life, you might do well by asking yourself what a grandparent or great grandparent would do in your current situation.
Meaning: The eye has always been a powerful symbol for different cultures. Some believe that the soul resides in them, while others think it’s possible to curse a person merely by looking at them. Through our eyes we connect and express emotions and thoughts. Thus, this is one of the most powerful runes in the set, emphasizing the importance of any rune close to it. The Eye symbol is also related to “vision” is all senses, including the physical. This rune can represent our eyes and optic nerves. It can also represent activities such as research, analysis, photography and creative visualization. When it appears, there’s an urge to observe, to explore, to understand deeply what is before you. This rune is usually related to sudden realizations. Not necessarily a ‘shock’ (unless some violent rune is close it, like the Scythe and the Man), but more related to the lifting of veils. Your eyes are suddenly open, and you see things that were unknown to you before. A change of perception and focus in life is to be expected when this rune appears… whatever the situation is, the way you see it will be transformed. The Eye rune also says that now it’s time for you to go after what you want. Your focus is powerful right now, and everything you concentrate on can become successful.
This rune often represents a lonely journey towards a goal… it suggests a calling and a connection to something bigger, a sense of purpose. Your path is clear to you now; you know which way to go, even if you don’t know where exactly it’ll take you. In a spiritual level, This rune can represent a development of one’s psychic skills, or an advancement in one’s spiritual path. As you connect yourself to a deeper source, and learn to trust, you gain wisdom and your eyes see far. A higher power seems to be guiding you in times when the Eye appears. Like the Sun rune, this rune can mean that right now all eyes are on you. But unlike the former symbol, when the Eye appears there’s some discomfort related to such attention. It may be excessive and even unwelcome. In fact, this is one of this rune’s most negative facets: it may show an invasion of privacy, when someone (or even you) pry into another’s life and scrutinize their every move. Beware of flatterers and stalkers. The Eye cautions against obsession and the tendency to spy on other people’s affairs. In a relationship reading, the Eye can symbolize a predestined bond to another person.
Note that this does not promise a happy ending, but simply says that this connection is powerful and will be very important in your life. In fact, because the Eye rune is a solitary one, it is possible that the people in the relationship cannot be together due to difficult circumstances. Still, your bond that person will transform you. In a negative way, this rune can cautions against invading your partner’s personal space or stalking them.
The Hermit denotes a need to have some space between you and everyday hustle and bustle of our busy world. The Hermit needs to retreat. Indeed, happiness for The Hermit requires seclusion, freedom from material wants, and time for intense introspection. The answers The Hermit needs cannot be found in our physical world. The truths he seeks are internal, spiritual, and the distraction of a well developed social life can only impede his quest for his personal truths. Still, although not anything remotely resembling extroversion, The Hermit does sometimes need to share time with others; so he can learn or teach, guide and be guided. The Hermit’s time spent amongst people depletes his energy rapidly. To avoid an overload he has to retreat from social settings quickly.
The situation calls for confronting a knotty conflict and cutting through it. Somehow, the way to harmony and unity is blocked or frustrated — perhaps by a tangle of misunderstandings or outright deceit. Like Alexander the Great cutting the Gordian knot, assert yourself now and you will meet with good fortune. Don’t be afraid to shake things up a bit. The ability to take corrective measures when they are needed is an essential trait of true leadership.
But those who bring discipline to bear must, above all, be honest — with others, and with themselves. Honesty is the hallmark of the strong and self-confident. The successful person masters the art of honesty much as a swordsman masters fencing. When lies, delusions and game playing are getting in the way of teamwork, a swift sword of honest action, perhaps even correction, must be wielded to protect one’s integrity and values. Decisiveness with integrity brings good fortune.
Though your actions be vigorous, they must not be hasty, severe or arbitrary. Be sure to carefully consider all the circumstances. In the case of a serious disruption of relations, you must forgive, but not forget to give a person a chance to make reparations for his mistakes. If some penalty or punishment is necessary, make certain that it fits the crime. When boundaries have become slack and useless, only through the institution of clear and swift correction can their effectiveness be restored.
In situations where serious issues of justice are at stake, keep careful records and do not hesitate to go public with the truth.
Ansuz represents mankind’s spiritual connection to God and the universe. It is often referred to as the “God Rune.” This Rune embodies reason, truth and justice. It denotes the coming of knowledge and true counsel from a higher authority.
Additional information about Today’s Rune, Ansuz.
Phonetic equivalent: a (as in ‘fall’)
DIVINATORY MEANINGS: authority figure, leader, mind & body
balance, justice, shaman, clairvoyant
MAGICAL USES: for wise decisions, success, leadership; to help in divination and magic
ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES: Odin
ANALYSIS: This rune represents the instinctive, primal energy of
uruz tempered with the discipline and experience of þurisaz. These elements are combined in the personage of Odin, who exhibits the characteristics of both chieftain and shaman – a god of wisdom as well as war. Odin is also a shaman, traveling between the worlds on his eight-legged horse, SleipnirAnsuz is a balanced rune.
As with fehu, many people choose to remain at this point in their journey. It represents power, both secular and magical, and this power can be quite seductive. Odin has learned the lessons of the first three runes, thus gaining the wisdom to rule wisely, but this is really only another beginning. He has only gained temporal power, and has only a few of the tools he will need to perfect himself spiritually. There is a certain lack of compassion and perspective in this rune. Odin sits high above his world, looking down and making decisions, but he doesn’t yet have the capacity to really care about or understand his people or himself. He still needs that emotional connection to become a truly great leader
This reading focuses on your ambitions and dreams.
The Wheel of Fortune
The Wheel of Fortune represents that aspect of life that is directed by forces and events we may not understand or even be aware of. In short, The Wheel deals with chance—those occurrences that manage to alter even the most structured of lives, usurp man’s “best laid plans.” While the effects of The Wheel are unpredictable, the outcome is always change; sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. Our path through life is never a ride down a perfectly straight highway. Sometimes we may even experience hairpin turns or complete reversals of direction. The Wheel of Fortune is strong reminder that despite our plans, the Universe has its own agenda from which we cannot escape participation.
When The World or The Fool are among your personal cards, the influence of The Wheel of Fortune may be increased. Having The Hierophant or The Emperor in your personal cards may diminish the influence of The Wheel of Fortune.
The Magus is the physical embodiment of decisive action based upon knowledge and aimed squarely at specific goals. While firmly set in the material world, he none-the-less has a powerful spiritual connection as well. His knowledge, wisdom and skill are all encompassing. He is complete. His power as a creator is unmatched on our earthly plane. He is self-aware and unafraid to act. His enormous strength gives him the freedom to act as he chooses. However, responsibility comes with that freedom. Because he is not bound to the restraints of others he must choose how to act. The question that always lies before him is should he act morally, or forsake ethics for personal gain.
When The Chariot is among your personal cards, the influence of The Magus may be increased. Having The Empress or Hanged Man in your personal cards may diminish the influence of The Magus.
The Hermit denotes a need to have some space between you and the everyday hustle and bustle of our busy world. The Hermit needs to retreat. Indeed, happiness for The Hermit requires seclusion, freedom from material wants, and time for intense introspection. The answers The Hermit needs cannot be found in our physical world. The truths he seeks are internal, spiritual, and the distraction of a well developed social life can only impede his quest for his personal truths. Still, although not anything remotely resembling extroversion, The Hermit does sometimes need to share time with others; so he can both learn and teach, guide and be guided. The Hermit’s time spent amongst people depletes his energy rapidly. To avoid mental and physical overload he has to retreat from social settings quickly.
Your work and health ideals are illuminated today, dear Aries, with the Sun and Jupiter in alignment in your solar sixth house. This is a time for increased optimism and hope, which can be powerful healers in and of themselves, but it can also be a time for discovering or committing to a new method for improved health or work attitudes and efforts. You could find more meaning in your work and satisfaction in helping or serving others. On the job or while pursuing your daily goals and affairs, be as generous and eager as possible, reach out to others, and look for interesting opportunities to expand your mind. Graciousness leads to success now. As always when Jupiter is involved, however, watch for overdoing or committing to too much. A grounding Mercury-Saturn aspect today can be helpful for reminding you of your limits.
With the Sun and Jupiter aligning your solar fifth house today, dear Taurus, you can be feeling especially optimistic, generous, and hopeful about the future. Romantic and creative energies are stimulated in a fun, positive way. You may be feeling especially confident about achieving your heart’s desire, or you may be quite suddenly in touch with what or who you want. If you are doing something creative, it’s likely to be especially energetic and spirited. There is a larger than life element to your feelings and desires now, and it can be a nice sensation. Jupiter is in this sector for another year, so that you will have many more moments that awaken dormant or undiscovered talents and desires. There can be an event or feeling today that gives you hope, or a sense that love and life are grand. It’s important not to over-commit based on the moment, and helping you out with this is a Mercury-Saturn aspect that reminds you that although life is to be enjoyed, everything is better in moderation.
You may be experiencing a building desire to improve your personal life these days, dear Gemini, and today, this can be in the spotlight. Domestic projects, family relationships, home life, and matters of comfort and security are in stronger focus, and chances to enhance or embark on these things can appear now. You can feel more confident about your ability to generate warmth in your home or fundamental relationships. It’s also a good time for considering long-term projects and endeavors, although new launches are probably best undertaken after the Solar Eclipse on September 13th. This is a good time for thinking about widening your normal boundaries, expanding, growing, and improving. Show your appreciation for others and aim to spend more time with the people you care about, and with yourself so that you gain a stronger sense of your inner needs and wishes. This is another day for earning respect and planning ahead or organizing your life in small, measurable ways.
Your interests, curiosity, and desire to learn and make connections are growing these days, dear Cancer, and today, the Sun spotlights these feelings. You can be drawn to news or information that benefits you, an some of you could be discovering new subjects or topics that excite you. New ways of communicating, connecting, and getting around can open up for you. You may be finding special meaning in the things you read or hear about today. Your mind is more willing, open, and curious than ever, and you might gain new appreciation for things in your daily life that hadn’t popped for you in the past. There can be excitement about a new course or friendship, or increased confidence in your ability to study, learn, and communicate. Others might be showing their appreciation for your insight or friendship.
Earlier this month, Jupiter left your sign, and your life is more and more about building your resources, manifesting results, and profiting from your talents, dear Leo, rather than building your popularity and developing your personality. Today, your ruler, the Sun, aligns with Jupiter in your solar second house, which is commonly considered a money house, although it also rules your resources, natural talents, and those things that you are building, particularly for increased security and comfort. This is a good time to assess where you are “at” with these things, and for making new plans for the future. In fact, you can be feeling quite confident about your ability to manifest your desires. As long as you’re supplementing your big thinking with some common sense, and a Mercury-Saturn friendship today can help you do just that, this is a great time to come up with workable ideas for future success. Avoid over-committing yourself or your resources. Be generous and high-minded for best results now.
Jupiter has recently entered your sign, dear Virgo, and today, aligns with the Sun. While you are received especially well right now, and this is true in a general sense for the year ahead, you are making your own opportunities by putting more faith in yourself and your capabilities. This is also a time to look for opportunities to expand, improve, and grow. You are feeling considerably more optimistic, and can more readily get others on-board for ventures that you’re considering and believe in. Ideas for future projects can be golden, so pay attention. While it’s generally a good time for growing something, whether it’s a relationship, project, or business, you’ll have more power with new beginnings after the Solar Eclipse in your sign on September 13th. Today’s Mercury-Saturn influence is strong for clout and earning respect.
In many ways, the year ahead involves an important inner spiritual search, dear Libra, as you establish a deeper connection with, and faith in, your intuition and a better relationship with yourself from the inside out. Your sympathetic nature deepens, and you can thoroughly enjoy helping others, as well as using your own inner resources to better understand your life path. Today, the Sun illuminates this need or quest, helping you to feel more confident about making peace with the past and living a more emotionally empowering life. You might come to a better understanding of an old problem, an important memory can emerge and you’re seeing it (and things in general) in a new way, or an untapped resource can be discovered. It’s a time for discovering your deeper needs, and feeling good about what you uncover. There can be benefits to some level of solitude or moments of reflection today.
This can be a day of rewarding, pleasant contact with others, dear Scorpio, or with your own faith in future happiness plans and goals. With Jupiter in your solar eleventh house for the coming year, you might find opportunities to achieve your goals or to improve your life through friends, groups, alliances, and networks. Today, the Sun illuminates this energy, prompting you to set new goals and resolutions that better reflect these desires that are awakening in you. You can feel especially inspired now, and you could gain the moral support of someone special. There is warm, successful energy with you today in connection with friends, associates, and groups. Friendships begun in the year ahead can be extra special ones. With Jupiter, it’s always important to avoid making promises or commitments that are too big based on an especially good feeling in the moment. With a favorable relationship between Mercury and Saturn today, you’re more likely to keep this tendency in check, as you are happily aware of your limits.
Keep your eyes and ears open today, particularly on the job, dear Sagittarius, as opportunities for personal growth and business expansion can emerge now. This is a time for believing in yourself in order to attract opportunities, without going too far. You can find reason to believe in your future, as well. While totally new projects should probably be launched after the Solar Eclipse on September 13th, this is a generally useful time for making plans and expanding current projects. While it’s a good idea not to promise too much or over-commit, reasonable demands can be met. You have more personal influence than usual today, and others tend to be supportive and helpful.
With Jupiter in your solar ninth house now and in the coming year, it’s a strong time for reaching out, communicating what you want, and being heard, dear Capricorn. Today, the Sun aligns with Jupiter stimulating your bigger dreams, ideals, and goals. Watch that you don’t make promises or commitments that are too big to fulfill, simply because your confidence now tricks you into thinking you can do more than is truly possible. There can be an opportunity to do or learn something entirely new and beyond your normal bounds and routines now. Share your viewpoints and personal philosophy, and listen to those of others’ now. Favorable long-distance connections might be made, and this is also a strong time for expressing some of your inner thoughts and feelings. Educational or travel plans might also be in focus. As well today, you continue to have more clout than usual. Communications are favored.
With the Sun and Jupiter connecting in your solar eighth house today, dear Aquarius, light is shone on your intimate needs, feelings, and ideals. Some level of luck could be part of your day, such as a review of finances that reveals a profit or the discovery of resources you never knew you had. A gift or show of support could be part of the picture now, or a connection is made or strengthened on an intimate level. With an open mind and heart, you can reach a new level with someone important to you. There can be the discovery of something about a relationship or your own inner workings that makes you feel more confident about the future. The keys now are an open mind and accepting attitude. Open up, and you might receive the same in return. Today is powerful for making plans that are both visionary and doable.
The Sun is in alignment with Jupiter in your house of “other” today, dear Pisces, and people in your life seem to be bringing out your best. The best version of yourself shines forth in one-on-one situations, and while this is emphasized today, in a general sense this can be true of the year ahead. Today, things seem to be falling into place. You are drawn to situations that give you the feeling that you’re part of a bigger plan or something bigger than yourself. You could be attracting people who boost your confidence or benefit you in key ways. This is a time for making an extra effort to reach out, connect, and negotiate, all the while having faith in your companionability. Address any need that seems to arise in a current relationship for growth and development.
Your clever mind, warm approach, and strength of character are traits that naturally put you into a position of quiet leadership. You are articulate and make an engaging conversationalist, and you especially love to talk with people in tete a tete situations. Your curiosity is powerful. You pick up and analyze the details of any given situation, and you need to know. As logical and analytical as you are, you nevertheless have powerful intuition, which you tend to develop more strongly as you mature – it takes experience to learn to trust it. You are a natural teacher, not because you want to prove what you know, but rather because you have a true love of knowledge and wisdom. You gravitate towards romantic partners who reflect dynamism, responsibility, and a strong work ethic. You are very idealistic in love. Famous people born today: Leonard Bernstein, Sean Connery, Gene Simmons, Elvis Costello, Billy Ray Cyrus, Claudia Schiffer, Blake Lively, Alexander Skarsgard, Rachel Bilson, Tim Burton.
The Moon moves into your responsibility sector early into the day, dear Aries, bringing your attention to professional and practical priorities. Happily, there is a Mercury-Saturn aspect forming, exact tomorrow but influencing today as well, that supports your efforts to prioritize and take care of business. It’s a strong time for limiting distractions and activities so that you can concentrate. It’s also a good period for focusing on one thing at a time, one step at a time. You can benefit from ordering and organizing your personal workspace.
You can accomplish quite a bit on practical levels today, dear Taurus. Energies are best for focusing on one thing at a time right now, so set aside some hours alone, if possible. If a project or area of your life can benefit from some tidying, downsizing, or editing work, you may want to focus your energies on it. You are seeing things more clearly and have a good eye for detail. Romantic relationships and partnerships can be strengthened today by shows of reliability and security.
The ability to organize, plan out, and edit is strong today, dear Gemini, and your focus on long-term benefits rather than short-term pleasure can help you prioritize and take care of business. You’re also appreciated for “being there” for someone or for being responsible and reliable. It can be a good time for gaining clarity in your personal life, and for making clarifications as well. This is a strong day for research and finding the information you need, but do watch for digging too deeply when it comes to personal matters.
This is a strong day for getting a handle on some pesky little problems, dear Cancer, as you’re more patient and strategic in your thinking, and especially careful with your methods and overall approach. You can win the respect of elders or authority figures, and learn a little something from them today. Showing your humble side is favored now. It’s a good time to plan ahead. In your personal life, clarifications might be made without too much ado. You’ll appreciate dealing with straight facts, and fortunately, the day’s energies favor clarity.
It’s a good time to have a meaningful or practical conversation with someone, dear Leo. The day’s energies are not very spontaneous, but you may enjoy some level of routine as well as increased clarity today nevertheless. It’s a time for attention to details, building, planning, and organizing. You are more able to think of long-term benefits, and less concerned about short-term pleasures, and this helps you to approach your work and endeavors with patience. It also helps you to see your priorities, at the very least in the material world.
Your words have more impact today and tomorrow, dear Virgo, and you generally possess more clout than usual. Today brings nice energy for self-expression, although you are of a somewhat more serious frame of mind than you typically are. It’s a good time for learning endeavors, speaking, and writing, especially if these things require special attention to details. You possess more self-discipline now, but you are also in more need of changes of scenery with the Moon now in your adventure sector, turning your emotional attention to dreams, ideals, and life experience.
This is a strong day for getting a handle on practical matters, dear Libra, but you’re also very focused on personal affairs, family, or home life. You would benefit greatly from concentrating on one or two tasks and making real headway. Priorities tend to be clearer today and tomorrow, and fulfilling responsibilities can be especially satisfying. You can also crave an overhaul or of sorts, or a reorganization, particularly on an emotional level or in your home environment.
You have a strong grasp of both traditions and trends today, dear Scorpio, and this helps you to make solid creative decisions that are also practical. It can also be easier than usual to convince others of the value of your ideas today and tomorrow, and in fact, your ideas can have quite the gold touch right now. You might settle into a routine quite willingly today, and productivity improves as a result. Your concerns tend to be about the long-term, which keeps you in a practical frame of mind and helps you to see priorities.
The Moon moves out of your sign shortly into the day, dear Sagittarius, and into your resources sector. This tends to have the effect of settling your emotions and can turn your attention to more practical than emotional matters. It’s in fact a good time for getting a little more serious, concentrating, and attending to details, and this energy continues into tomorrow. Patience and precision are not generally associated with your sign, but today’s energies favor these things. You might decide to cut out some of the extras so that you can focus better on what needs to be done. For some of you, a partner or special friend can be especially supportive or helpful today and tomorrow.
With the Moon in your sign today, dear Capricorn, emotions are larger than life. It also gives you a sense of a new beginning on a personal level, and your Lunar Return to your Sun this month looks quite good. The Moon aligns with Pluto tonight, making it important, however, to focus more on dealing with core issues than spreading your attention around. Make an effort to hone in on essentials and let go of the rest as much as possible. Your personal appeal is strong today and tomorrow, and especially so when it comes to your ideas, communications, and intelligence.
You are expressing yourself especially clearly right now, dear Aquarius, and others are truly listening! It’s a strong time for performing tasks that require attention to detail, and for learning new methods or picking up new skills. Even so, honing or improving existing ones can benefit as well. The long-term is more interesting to you than immediate results, making it an ideal day for working on projects of value and for knowing your priorities. Your judgment is especially sound today and tomorrow. The Moon moves into your privacy sector shortly into the day, reminding you of the need to rest and/or reflect on an emotional level. This short period is good for slipping under the radar and seeking out more peace and quiet.
Today is strong for sharing your thoughts with a special someone, dear Pisces. There need not be a solution to problems, but talking about them can certainly help. Even so, on practical levels, you are looking for answers, and you’re likely to find them. While routine might bore you on other days, you are able to see its value today and tomorrow, and might take some comfort in it. Today’s energies favor a step-by-step and traditional approach. Tried and true methods tend to be called for now.
Ok friends, are you ready to dive a little bit deeper into Astrology? You probably know there are 12 zodiac signs and four elements (Fire, Earth, Air and Water), but have you heard about zodiac sign “qualities?”
Every sign is influenced by one of three qualities: Cardinal, Fixed or Mutable. You can get your Essential Birth Chart report to learn more about how the qualities effect you personally. Each of the qualities is defined by a point within each season: Cardinal signs begin a new season, Fixed signs carry the weight of the season, and Mutable signs conclude the season.
Take fall, for example. Fall Equinox falls on September 22, the same day the Sun enters Libra. Because Libra kicks off the fall season, that makes Libra a Cardinal sign. Scorpio takes over in the midst of fall, making it a Fixed sign. And the season concludes with the Sun in Sagittarius, making that a Mutable sign.
Get it? Astrology is all about nuance, so to truly understand a zodiac sign you must explore the quality each is associated with. So now that you understand how the qualities are structured, let’s take a look at each of the three Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable qualities, what they mean and how they shape your personality.
There are four Cardinal signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. Because these signs each start a new season, the quality of their energy is full of initiative. Cardinal signs are impulsive and dynamic, and they push strongly to start new things. In general, people with Cardinal signs in their birth charts generate more new ideas and projects, while those lacking Cardinal energy are more passive.
There are four Fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius. These signs carry the weight of each season, which gives them a sturdy quality. Fixed signs are capable of great endurance, and generally people with much Fixed energy in their birth charts are stable and focused, whereas those lacking Fixed energy may not have much sticktoitiveness or perseverance.
There are four Mutable signs: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. Because these signs fall at the conclusion of each season, their energy anticipates movement and change. People with Mutable signs in their birth charts tend to be more flexible and adaptable to the changing world around them, while those lacking Mutable energy may be stubborn and inflexible or have a difficult time adjusting to new situations.
How qualities are used
When you’re learning Astrology, you’ll discover that every person has a mix of different zodiac signs, elements and qualities in their birth charts. Once you understand the energy of each quality and combine that information with what you know of each zodiac sign and element, a more complete picture will begin to develop.
For example, the Aries zodiac sign is the element of Fire and the quality is Cardinal. This “Cardinal Fire” combination is very bold, so the more Aries energy a person has in their birth chart, the more brazen they will be. On the other hand, Taurus is an Earth sign with a Fixed quality, so it would be called “Fixed Earth” and its overall energy is very slow and grounded.
Knowing how much of each quality you have in your birth chart is very important. These astrological nuances are what shape us as individuals, so going beyond your Sun sign is key when it comes to understanding Astrology.
The Balance of the Signs & the Elements for Tuesday, August 25th
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.
Disciplined, responsible, reliable, industrious, conscientious, practical, achieving. Can be pessimistic, overly conventional, rigid, materialistic, callous.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
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.