Fox medicine represents the ability to blend in. She can change colors to blend with the seasons—becoming almost invisible against a backdrop of snow or foliage. Fox also has an amazing sense of smell that enables her to sniff out dangerous situations. Be like a Fox—street smart and safety savvy—don’t call attention to yourself as today is a day of watch and wait.
The Medicine Bowl is an essential shaman’s vessel for preparing and dispensing sacred blends of herbs and other items used to keep both clan and individuals physically and spiritually healthy. Often The Medicine Bowl and the hallowed potions made with it are cornerstones to tribal ceremonies and member’s rites of passage. The Medicine Bowl represents both the practical and spiritual aspects of healing the body and cleansing the soul through the use of natural remedies and the affirmation of your spiritual self. In a broader sense, The Medicine Bowl symbolizes the health of a clan and strengthening of ties within the clan.
As a daily card, The Medicine Bowl suggests that now may be a good time for you to take a holistic approach to ensuring both your physical and spiritual self are in top form. If there has been strife within your core social circle lately, the appearance of The Medicine Bowl suggest the time is right for your group to reaffirm their basic connection to both the group as a whole and the individuals within it.
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.
The Star represents a strong connection to the Cosmos, an open gateway to understanding “the big picture.” It is an optimistic card that promises peace, harmony, and hope realized. For the full power of the forces behind The Star to be realized one must have faith and accept that in cosmic terms all things balance out; that disturbances are sometimes necessary to ensure overall harmony. The reward for such faith is vision on a Cosmic scale, and sense of well-being that may well radiate to those around you through your warm, untroubled heart.
Congratulations! There is strength and vigor in this situation — like a ram who has knocked down a fence to free himself from captivity. This points to a time when a powerful force comes into its own and achieves influence.
When a leader finally comes into power, his or her personal strength usually has peaked. Great strength is required in climbing to the mountaintop, but once at the summit, the support of others is needed to maintain that lofty position. A shift in attitude becomes necessary. Raw strength must be tempered by wisdom; to maintain power, a strong leader must learn to give it away, to share it with others. Only then will his or her position be secure, for she will not only be the possessor of power, but the source of it as well.
If you find yourself in a high or strong position, it is especially important to act responsibly and react with care. Your personal power must not be allowed to degenerate into raw force that rides roughshod over everything in its path. A strong sense of responsibility to the collective good of all is the key to the successful exercise of strength. By following what we intuitively know to be for the greater good, we avoid reckless abuses of power that in the end undermine the source of our strength. Arrogance always contains the seeds of its own undoing.
This is a three Rune cast intended to shed light on what is, what was, and what will be.
The Past Ansuz
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.
The Present Sowilo
The Sun Rune, denotes power and strength. That which you want may be attained. Sowilo also denotes mental clarity and added warmth to your relationships.
The Future Laguz
Laguz is the feminine Rune. It denotes a deep sexuality and fertility. Laguz also represents that which is ever changing and renewal. You may be in a tremendous spiritual growth period.
Laguz is the feminine Rune. It denotes a deep sexuality and fertility. Laguz also represents that which is ever changing and renewal. You may be in a tremendous spiritual growth period.
Additional Information about the Rune, Laguz
laguz : water
emotions, fears, unconscious mind, things hidden, revelation, intuition, counselling
enhancing psychic abilities, confronting fears, stabilizing mental or emotional disorders, uncovering hidden things
ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES:
Njord, Midgard Serpent
When most people think of water, they generally think of its more pleasant associations – peacefulness, love, compassion, intuition, and the emotions in general. However, we must remember that, to the Norse, water most often meant the sea, and the sea was a terrifying, unpredictable place, home of the Midgard serpent and the grave of many sailors. Laguz, then, should be thought of in terms of the lighter and the darker sides of the element of water. It speaks to our primal fears of the dark, the cold, and all those terrifying things hidden deep within our subconscious minds.
Like eihwaz, which forced the journeyer to confront his or her mortality, laguz makes us examine the underlying roots of our personality and behavior, and allows us to modify those aspects which are hindering our spiritual development. The understanding and wisdom gained through eihwaz and the runes which followed have prepared the journeyer to face this darker side (represented by laguz) and accept it as an integral part of their selves. Laguz also prepares the person to take on the task of helping others through this self-examination process, allowing them to empathize more strongly and share their own experiences, making it (among other things) the rune of the spiritual counsellor.
Judgment embodies those forces which require us to be accountable for our actions. With Judgment truths are revealed, mysteries are unraveled and responsibility is assigned. Judgment unveils outcomes and marks the ends of things. While it is a time to properly place guilt, it is also a time for atonement and forgiveness. Ultimately the process of Judgment should lead to freedom from errors made in the past and a fresh start with a clean slate. To that end Judgment actually promises the start of a new journey on which we can apply what we have learned from our past
We may appear easygoing at first but strong convictions override our desire for a lighthearted conversation with everyone we meet. The interactive Gemini Moon enables us to flirt with more meaningful issues without necessarily becoming emotionally involved. However, the willful Sun forms a free-flowing trine with unrelenting Pluto, driving our feelings into the eye of any hurricane in the vicinity. Clever words give way to passionate encounters.
Mar 21 – Apr 19
Nothing is more important to you today than living up to other people’s expectations and you might even become obsessive about doing the right thing. Your drive to finish what you start is probably much stronger than your need to be distracted. You understand that you have no other option but to take care of unfinished business before you run out of time. There are deadlines to meet and your reputation is at stake; it’s now or never.
Apr 20 – May 20
Your emotional steadiness goes beyond a textbook description of a stubborn Bull. Romantic concerns that might normally be upsetting are taken in stride today because you believe you can safely say what’s on your mind. However, you might have a sneaky suspicion that no one is listening to you. But don’t rock the boat just to see if anyone is paying attention. Waiting for the right moment to have a rational discussion is less stressful for everyone involved and more effective in the long run.
May 21 – Jun 20
You’re confident you can communicate your ideas easily today, and you expect others to be charmed by your charisma. Although you may be poised to swing into action before you have all the details in place, your cavalier attitude clashes with a more contemplative side of your personality that comes to the forefront now. Assimilate your careful analysis into your strategy, for it helps you hit your target with even more accuracy. Practice makes perfect.
Jun 21 – Jul 22
Your brain may win out over your heart in an internal struggle between logic and emotions. But it isn’t wise to overreact to a situation before you allow sufficient time to process your feelings. It makes good sense to override a strong attraction that will only add drama to your life as long as you don’t just shut down prematurely out of fear. Sometimes, the most loving thing you can do is to take care of yourself.
Jul 23 – Aug 22
It could seem as if you have reached the end of the road and that summer is already over, even though it’s not. However, your anticipation of the future heightens your sense of urgency today as the Moon highlights your 11th House of Hopes and Wishes. You might try to squeeze so much into your schedule that you don’t have time to enjoy any of it. Nevertheless, a more deliberate approach works if you stop and set priorities early in the day. Oddly enough, slowing down enables you to accomplish more than you ever dreamed possible.
Aug 23 – Sep 22
You may be locked in an endless debate that has no clear winner as passionate Pluto aligns with the practical Virgo Sun today. Your words sound overly emotional, even if that’s not how you feel. Although you might keep your vulnerability a secret for now, the truth will probably leak out soon enough, anyhow. Take control by shifting the conversation from a confrontational argument into an opportunity to share your passions. No one can find fault with your words as long as you communicate in a respectful manner.
Sep 23 – Oct 22
You wish you could lean on others now, but everyone seems to be on their own edge of change and therefore somewhat unavailable. Meanwhile, you can find balance as long as you keep your worries to yourself. Unfortunately, you may be living under an illusion based upon what you don’t want to know. Nevertheless, it’s easier to simply take care of a problem by responding quickly than it is to wait and see what will happen next if you leave things alone. Don’t put off until tomorrow what can be done today.
Oct 23 – Nov 21
Don’t quit now just because you’re feeling overwhelmed. Have faith that you can get through all your assignments if you simply focus on one task at a time. However, all kinds of distractions pull you away from your mundane commitments. Fortunately, the Sun’s trine to persistent Pluto blesses you with the ability to maintain your concentration, no matter what. You can reach your desired destination if you put your mind to it. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
Nov 22 – Dec 21
Although your enthusiastic nature can often move mountains, optimism alone isn’t enough to prepare you for the big changes ahead. Don’t try to fake competence or you could find yourself in over your head before you know it. You must clearly demonstrate your competence before you ask others to accept you as their leader. Your passion is inspirational but all talk and no action won’t get you very far today. Lead by example and not by command.
Dec 22 – Jan 19
There’s so much uncontrollable energy floating around in the atmosphere today that you might not be able to suppress your current anxiety. However, you won’t find peace of mind by trying to run the entire show. Being in touch with your feelings isn’t necessarily a problem, especially if it motivates you to exert your authority over those parts of your life that are within your sphere of influence. But don’t fight an unwinnable battle; knowing when to let go can turn potential frustration into surprising satisfaction.
Jan 20 – Feb 18
If there are lingering questions from a close friend or partner hanging between you, respond to them as fast as possible because your window of opportunity is closing quickly now. Instead of secretively manipulating the pieces of the puzzle, bring any remaining concerns out in the open while you can. Once all your cards are on the table today, it will be much easier to talk about what is wrong and discuss a variety of possible solutions. Clearing the air is the kindest thing you can do for all parties involved.
Feb 19 – Mar 20
Stand up and say what’s on your mind today because your words carry the intensity of the conviction of your beliefs. Go the extra mile to be completely honest with your friends while the Sun harmonizes with profound Pluto in your 11th House of Social Networking. Just be certain you’re making sense when you share your feelings, since you could be extremely passionate about a relationship issue now. Aim your thoughts carefully and don’t stray from your truth. Claim your power while you have the chance.
The Moon will be in Gemini on Friday and Saturday, offering up a nice opportunity for you and someone special to engage in plenty of intellectually stimulating activities. If your mental connection isn’t there, then you might not feel the love in the same dynamic way you usually do. Your mood will be more sensitive to whether or not your sweetie can meet your cerebral needs. Fortunately, it looks promising.
The big news however, doesn’t happen until the wee hours of Sunday morning. Venus, the planet of love and relationships, will turn direct after having been retrograde since late July. Matters of the heart will finally move forward again in the direction you hope. A Cancer Moon on Sunday afternoon will add a deeper feeling to all romantic potential. Yes!
You are blessed with unique creativity and you possess a distinct spiritual side, but also make an excellent business person, especially in sales and promotion. You can be exceptionally gracious, diplomatic, and peace-loving. Others easily find beauty in you. You appreciate a good debate and enjoy exchanging ideas and opinions. You are unusual, sensitive, and generous in spirit, usually very willing to help others out. Money means security to you, so that you can be very careful and concerned about cash flow, and you are also very willing to work hard for a stronger feeling of security. You have a knack for seeing the “little things” that others miss. You quite readily make sacrifices for someone you love, and you are often drawn to people who are youthful in spirit (sometimes there can be a big age difference), playful, and creative. Famous people born today: Beyonce Knowles, Paul Harvey, Richard Wright, Wes Bentley, Max Greenfield.
This is a potentially powerful day for nurturing and developing a business, career, or project, dear Aries. It’s a good time to for gaining cooperation from others, although you tend to be especially focused on your own initiatives. You can be very enthusiastic and willing to put in the effort for projects that you believe in. You may be refocusing your energies on things that make more sense to you. You’re shuffling around your responsibilities and discovering different goals or ways to get to your goals. You may be up and down when it comes to motivation levels this month as you are seeing things a little differently.
The Moon moves out of your sign and into your resources sector this morning, dear Taurus. This tends to steady your emotions and can turn your attention to practical matters. Fortunately, energies are good for taking care of practical affairs, particularly for putting your energies into works in progress. You can find a nice balance between growth or improvement and simplicity today. It’s a good time for feeling a sense that you can realize your goals and dreams.
The Moon enters your sign this morning, stimulating a need to connect with your feelings and to be acknowledged personally by those important to you. You are in the mood to relax and enjoy close friendships, although there can be a bit of urgency to your emotions now. There can be a desire to strengthen the family unit or get closer to a friend. You might also take steps to strengthen a group or club that you belong to. You could be taking special pride in your support system now and taking the lead in your personal life.
You can feel especially connected to your work or projects today, dear Cancer, and with motivation levels increasing, you’re bound to feel more energized. The more realizable your goals seem to be, the more willing you are to put effort into working towards them. There is general cooperation experienced with others, particularly mentally as you feel supported for your ideas. Business or career prospects seem to be very promising, but improvements may be realized in your personal relationships as well now. You’re appreciating a feeling of security and comfort with others.
You can feel a special kind of satisfaction taking care of your basic needs and practical affairs, dear Leo. A feeling of well-being grows as you handle your responsibilities and tend to material and practical needs. There are real benefits to crafting long-term plans, and today you’re really feeling this. This is a time for reinvesting in projects that you’ve put to the side, particularly when it comes to exploring and studying certain concepts and ideas that ignited your passion in the past.
With you today is a wonderful sense that you can work to upgrade or improve what you already have, dear Virgo, rather than an urgency to take on more or to do more. This contributes to a general feeling of calm – something you often need more than most. You can also be in the kind of mood that favors taking care of the people you love. You are enjoying good timing and a satisfying feeling that comes with pacing yourself.
This is a good day for finding your center through quiet and/or affectionate activities, dear Libra, taking care of people you love, making thoughtful gestures that reconnect you with people you may have lost touch with, and other such nurturing activities. Taking care of others and showing your commitment can make you feel especially good. The Moon moves into your spirit sector this morning and into harmony with your sign, and finding satisfying channels for expressing your emotions comes easily.
Communications with others today are personal, warm, and supportive overall, dear Scorpio. You’ll find that people are generally cooperative and not especially demanding or judgmental. Especially good energy is with you for long-term projects and for feeling positive about the future. In fact, you can be totally into making plans, and quite skilled at it as well. A good mood and positive vibes about the future contribute to your productivity today, and you’re especially willing to work for something you believe in.
This can be a great day for making plans, dear Sagittarius, putting effort into endeavors that truly matter to you and that have long-term potential, and gaining the trust of elders, bosses, parents, or others in authority. There is a nice sense of balance today as you are both optimistic and practical now. With a feeling that your goals are realizable, you can be especially motivated and filled with purpose. You can feel quite dedicated to creative projects, a romance, or family now, and willing to take steps to make these things more secure and structured.
This is a great time for expanding your mind, learning new things, taking courses or exploring topics of interest, dear Capricorn. Your work may now reach a larger audience. This is also a time when you feel more energetic because of increased motivation, and a general sense of harmony with others. People are cooperative and you seek out more peaceful ways of relating with others. You may be giving helpful guidance as a means of showing your affection. You are both optimistic and realistic now, which is a wonderful place to be mentally.
This is a good day for seeing things both realistically and optimistically, dear Aquarius. The Moon moves into your creativity sector, bringing out your inner artist as well as desires to show and share your affection. You can draw on patience right now, and can be especially dedicated to what you’re doing, as you have a good feeling that your plans are realizable. You can also find much satisfaction in building something up. Your ability to pace yourself and your feeling for the long-term are the major keys to success right now.
This is a powerful time for long-range planning with finances and business affairs, dear Pisces. You can feel especially good about building something up or working towards a long-term goal, and this optimism boosts your productivity. A partner or good friend may offer up some ideas, strategies, and possibilities, and while you enjoy working independently right now, you’re also open-minded. This is a good time to make little changes that have large benefits. Your values are changing, and with this, your methods and goals need some adjustments. The tweaks you are making now can be extremely important in the long run.
The Balance of the Signs & the Elements for Friday, September 4th
Agile, versatile, inquisitive, flowing, conversational, airy, many ideas. Can be volatile, superficial, changeable, restless and inconsistent.
Self-confident, generous, warm-hearted, powerful leader, dramatic. Can be overly proud, vain, extravagant, arrogant.
Meticulous, discriminating, pure, practical, health conscious, hard working. Can be hyper-critical, petty and perfectionistic.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
Scores: Fire 5; Earth 5; Air 5; Water 2
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.
Ceres and Juno are moving towards a trine in earth signs Capricorn and Virgo, and Jupiter in earthy Virgo is supported by practical, devoted Vesta in Aries today. Both influences contribute to a feeling of satisfaction tending to and nurturing our pet projects, favorite people, and practical concerns or basic needs today.
The Moon is in Taurus until 7:47 AM.
The Moon is void from 6:20 AM to 7:47 AM.
The Moon is in Gemini from 7:47 AM forward (until September 6th, at 1:39 PM).
The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
A Full Moon occurred on August 29th, and a Last Quarter Moon will occur tomorrow morning.
Venus is retrograde and heading towards a direct station (Venus is retrograde from July 25-September 6).
Mercury is in its pre-retrograde shadow (Mercury retrograde will occur from September 17-October 9 in Libra).
Blessed Being, your biology and your environment are deeply entwined. There is a reflection that must be found, for it is not as direct as the reflection in the mirror, but it shows you a path of expansion that is natural. As you observe life, how it co-operates, sacrifices, or holds a strong boundary; you find a path of expansion that is natural. This path of expansion continues life and strengthens it to thrive.
You are on a path of expansion that is natural to you, though perhaps confusing at times. Improvement may look or feel like deconstruction in a moment, so you are strengthening your discernment and trust in yourself, others and Life.
In this time of Ascension, you are integrating natural systems that are invisible to you; intuition, time, clarity of your vibrational data, connection with humanity and a cosmic heritage that expands your identity into a broader truth. These are nebulous concepts; they are invisible, they do not have a singular instruction set that guarantees an outcome. In essence, you are learning to Follow Your Heart into connection with the yet unseen, trusting the invisible nature of Love to build a strong foundation upon which the diversity of humanity thrives.
To Follow Your Heart requires some access to your intuition/inner knowing, a trust in the perfection of time and a clarity of your vibrational data so that you are connecting with Life through empowered Love. As you no longer maintain vibrations of shame, guilt, fear, resentment and any other separative emotional data; you are freeing your vibrational information to connect you with a greater truth of Love. Synchronicity and miracle are some of the descriptions you use, but it is just your natural alignment with the change that is forming. Direct yourself into more vibrational clarity and Follow Your Heart to synchronicities and miracles. It is time.
As we sit to Blast Following the Heart, we are strengthening our desire for clarity within and connection with Life. We are opening our minds to new possibility as we see the miracle of Life before us. We are transforming pain into the wisdom of lesson learned, understanding the value of free will. We are appreciating our connection with Life, creating a new opportunity for Love where none existed before. We are the bridge that leads to new stable ground that supports Love’s thriving on Earth. Blast on!