The Words of Confucius
Six of Swords Reversed
Life is at a standstill. Difficulties will probably remain as they are.
Mysteries will become known to you. You should be able to see your life’s path clearly at this time. Pethro is often thought of as “Gambler’s Rune.” You are in a lucky period right now. Chance is your ally. Take advantage of it.
Scorpio the Scorpion
This aspect of your life will be strongly influenced by a person who is determined, forceful, emotional, intuitive, powerful, passionate, exciting and magnetic. This person is probably an acquaintance you made at work
Your Daily Influences represent events and challenges the current day will present for you. They may represent opportunities you should be ready to seize. Or they may forewarn you of problems you may be able to avoid or lessen. Generally it is best to use them as tips to help you manage your day and nothing more.
September 22nd, 2015
That Which is Behind You
Look to your inner-self for direction. It is in your dreams and fantasies that you will find the right path for you.
Your Current Place
Your spiritual and physical self may be out-of-balance at this time. While the journey may be arduous at times, the opportunity for you to bring these two important aspects of your being into a harmonious state is before you.
That Which is before You
Successful new unions and the strengthening of established unions are in your immediate future. These unions may be secular or spiritual or both. Be open to change, but do not abandon your values.
The opportunity to strengthen your spiritual self is before you. These moments are very rare in one’s life, so it would behoove you to take advantage of this one.
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 Witches Rune
The Ear of Corn
Meaning: This rune represents abundance, success and happiness. This is considered a lucky rune and if leading, it is very positive about your query, whether the query is about finance, business, friendship, partnership or spirituality. In conjunction with the Rings, it indicates a happy and prosperous marriage. With the Sun, it means success in your career, and with Waves, success abroad.
The Hierophant represents the protector of a culture’s heritage and traditions. His purpose is to defend and teach the established ways and beliefs a group embraces. He is inherently conventional and a true believer in the power of the group. He loves the structure of the group and its values. It is the task of The Hierophant to bring new members into the group—to prepare the uninitiated to take their rightful place in his culture. In this sense he is very much like a teacher or a priest. He also acts as the repository of his group’s history. The Hierophant is certainly not one to buck proper authority. However, he is staunch and worthy defender of the tried and true. He represents the positive aspects of tradition and conformity.
Ingwaz signifies completion, success and fertility. Your present ambitions are about to be met. You are fecund in both mind and body.
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.
This reading represent elements that favor you.
First and foremost Death does not specifically pertain to our physical death. The Death card marks ends and beginnings. Although most illustrations of the Death card tend to be morbid, the forces behind the Death card are actually quite exciting. Yes Death does mark the end of something. But ends are often brought about by completion and not loss. Most endings are actually good, and make room for us to begin new adventures.
When The Tower is among your personal cards, the influence of Death may be increased. Having The Fool or The Empress in your personal cards may diminish the influence of Death.
The Emperor 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.
The Hierophant represents the protector of a culture’s heritage and traditions. His purpose is to defend and teach the established ways and beliefs a group embraces. He is inherently conventional and a true believer in the power of the group. He loves the structure of the group and its values. It is the task of The Hierophant to bring new members into the group—to prepare the uninitiated to take their rightful place in his culture. In this sense he is very much like a teacher or a priest. He also acts as the repository of his group’s history. The Hierophant is certainly not one to buck proper authority. However, he is a staunch and worthy defender of the tried and true. He represents the positive aspects of tradition and conformity.
The Sun enters Libra at 4:20 am EDT to mark the Autumnal Equinox, a time to put our lives into balance and create harmony in our relationships. Reviewing our achievements and failures now empowers us to take the next step, especially if we’re concerned about what’s ahead. Our logic is running the show once the Moon shifts into intellectual Aquarius at 1:51 pm. Nevertheless, a stabilizing Sun-Saturn sextile helps us to keep our feet on the ground
Aries Horoscope Mar 21 – Apr 19
Although you can be quite generous in spirit when you so choose, you’re an independent Ram and there are times when you simply forget about the needs of others. But partnerships require more bandwidth once the Sun takes up residence in your 7th House of Relationships today. Stop chasing your dreams long enough to consciously consider what someone else wants. Demonstrating respect to those around you shifts the energy and enables things to run much smoother than you ever expected. Life is meant to be shared.
Taurus Horoscope Apr 20 – May 20
You might not be aware of how much others look up to you now, yet even little things you do strongly influence them. However, you could be less concerned with anyone else’s perceptions than you are with completing your chores today. It’s tempting to narrow your vision to concentrate on maintaining your regular routine while the Sun inhabits your 6th House of Habits. But don’t let your current obsession with the details get in the way of being fully present for your friends and family. Honor your core values and everything will work out for the best.
Gemini Horoscope May 21 – Jun 20
You’re not in a very practical mood today, so it’s wise to enjoy your colorful fantasies without trying to manifest them into reality. Luckily, there’s nothing wrong with escaping into your daydreams for a little while; this harmless reverie can even provide inspirational food for thought. Just make sure you remain aware of the difference between the idle wanderings of your imagination and what’s actually expected of you in the real world. Don’t miss your chance to dance on the creative edge while the Sun is shining in your 5th House of Self-Expression. Life is what you make it.
Cancer Horoscope Jun 21 – Jul 22
Nothing brings you more pleasure now than hanging out in your castle with those you love. The Sun’s current visit to your 4th House of Roots turns your attention inward and sets a nostalgic tone. Ironically, you might even consider traveling — in the real world or in your imagination — all the way back to the place of your origins. However, this isn’t just a walk down memory lane; engaging in serious self-reflection strengthens your foundation for the months ahead. Learning something meaningful about your past inspires you to be more successful in the future.
Leo Horoscope Jul 23 – Aug 22
Your calendar is filling up quickly and life seems to be running at a faster pace now that the Sun is lighting up your 3rd House of Immediate Environment. But complications arise if you can’t manage your time effectively because your tight schedule is quite unforgiving today. Don’t get flustered if you fall behind or miss a step; just be honest with everyone affected and continue to do the best you can to be in several places at once. Your heroic efforts are appreciated more than you know.
Virgo Horoscope Aug 23 – Sep 22
Your ambivalence over a fundamental issue can make a particular decision rather difficult. Unfortunately, a new wave of confusion may sour your actions with doubt and uncertainty as the Sun slips into your 2nd House of Values. Thankfully, there’s no need to change your mind or alter your plans today, especially if you’re unsure of your options. Hang tight; your confidence will rebound before you know it. In the meantime, sorting through all of your alternatives now gives you the best chance to make the right choice at the right moment.
Libra Horoscope Sep 23 – Oct 22
Your mental clarity is razor sharp now as the brilliant Sun sets up shop in your creative sign. You’re capable of making intelligent decisions that are based upon your keen sense of objectivity. However, your thinking is likely to change again with retrograde Mercury also camping out in Libra. Fortunately, sentimentality won’t likely lead you off course today. Accept subjective artistic leanings as lovely inspirations brightening your day; incorporate what you can and leave the rest for another time.
Scorpio Horoscope Oct 23 – Nov 21
Although this may not be what you want to hear today, there’s no reason to waste your precious energy and limited resources on starting anything new now. The radiant Sun’s shift into your 12th House of Endings is a powerful reminder to complete current projects and tie up as many loose ends as possible. Keeping a low profile allows you to focus on the more spiritual aspects of your life. There are many treasures to discover in other dimensions if you are willing to suspend your disbelief and let your imagination wander.
Sagittarius Horoscope Nov 22 – Dec 21
Your friends and associates may be nearly impossible to read today, leaving you uncertain about where they fit in your current plans. Unfortunately, your ideas might not be as clear as you think, creating problems you haven’t even considered. But don’t blame your lack of confidence on anyone else or you will just drift further away from your goals. Accepting responsibility for your actions now inspires you to take matters into your own hands. Mahatma Gandhi advised, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Capricorn Horoscope Dec 22 – Jan 19
All you can think about now is your career as you ambitiously plan for your future. Fortunately, your professional objectives may be clearly illuminated during the weeks ahead as the Sun travels through your 10th House of Public Responsibility. However, your preoccupation with work can strain your personal life as fulfilling your obligations distracts you from cultivating emotional connections. Establishing a healthy balance in your life is more important than reaching some imagined pinnacle of success. Humans can not live on bread alone.
Aquarius Horoscope Jan 20 – Feb 18
You are strongly drawn in two distinct directions now as the Sun brightens fellow air sign Libra. Additionally, the Moon’s return to your futuristic sign adds an emotional twist to an intellectual problem today. Still, your primary challenge is to remain optimistic without losing touch with reality. Deepening a close connection with someone you trust inspires you to keep your dreams alive. Author and activist Helen Keller declared, “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”
Pisces Horoscope Feb 19 – Mar 20
You may be uncomfortable with the information imbalance today if someone shares too many personal details and you don’t say anything in return. No matter how pressing the situation seems now, there’s a part of you that doesn’t want to deal with the drama. Although you might actually believe that whatever you don’t know can’t hurt you, it’s simply not the case. Even unexpressed thoughts create ripples in the atmosphere, so it’s smarter to ask questions and listen to the rest of the story when someone asks for your advice. The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Hard working, capable, and mostly disciplined, you are a person who values that which you have built. Feeling safe and secure are major drives for you, and there is little you want more than to bring harmony into your relationships and environment around you. Your need for communication and mental stimulation is strong, and you are at your best when you are one-on-one. You are somewhat fearful of change, and your life often feels fated. Your attention to detail is outstanding, and you can be a perfectionist. You need a partner who is mentally stimulating, youthful in spirit, interested and interesting. Famous people born today: Tommy Lasorda, Joan Jett, Scott Baio, Bonnie Hunt, Andrea Bocelli, Tatiana Maslany.
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A relationship can be pleasantly surprising or open today, dear Aries, or you could simply be especially open to new experiences and attracting opportunities to you through this positive attitude. You have more courage to do something different, creative, and unique. Letting go of unhealthy expectations of others comes easily today, and you may be feeling fresh and free as a result. For some, a surprise attraction may be part of your day; or a partner could bring a pleasant surprise into your life. People are attracted to your unique and progressive qualities. Some of you could be interested in trying on a new style or other update to your appearance, and others may be discovering new ways to express your more playful and creative side.
This is a strong day for emotional breakthroughs or happy energy that opens you up on an emotional level, dear Taurus. Family relations can be improved, particularly with an open attitude. As well, there can be creative problem solving in your domestic world. Emotional blocks free up. There can be a pleasant memory or connection made with someone, a sudden attraction, and unusual or progressive tastes and ideas. Getting rid of clutter in your home can be especially helpful for improving your outlook, as you can feel lighter and freer. Of course, this can also play out on an emotional level – letting go of emotional or spiritual “clutter” can help you move forward and embrace new opportunities rather than cling to things you no longer need.
There is a pleasing need for change today, dear Gemini, and even small change can improve your outlook. You are attracting, and attracted to, different people and experiences. This is a day for feeling freer and for getting over recent emotional hurdles. The desire for something new can stimulate you to push boundaries in a gentle, pleasant way, especially with friends or in your communications. This can lead to nice opportunities. With Venus and Uranus in harmonious aspect, we are slightly detached emotionally, and this makes it easier to forget problems temporarily and can also build courage to try different things. There could be opportunities to reconnect with old friends or classmates, and possibly neighbors for some of you.
An open and progressive attitude towards your practical affairs, including money and career, brings rewards today, dear Cancer. You could be updating technology or methods in order to improve your life today, and you’re certainly attracted to new or different products and solutions to problems. Thinking in terms of change, growth, and progress makes the most sense, and you may in fact feel a little more courageous about trying new methods and perhaps leaving outmoded ones behind. Social contacts may lead to new business ideas, and shopping for some of you could turn up something fun and inspired. There can be surprise elements involved with work or reputation matters that are quite pleasant. Less baggage may lead to more confidence today, so think in terms of what might be better off left behind.
Venus in your sign is in harmony with Uranus today, dear Leo, and this can stimulate a freer, more breezy attitude or outlook that attracts others to you. You’re especially charming now as you ease your way around, although you are also a little noncommittal at the moment. This is one of the easier days for naturally expressing affection since Venus’ retrograde, which occurred mostly in your sign. You seem less weighed down or burdened. This is a time for improvising and enjoying yourself as you do. Loosen up, let things flow along, and embrace new experiences and small changes. Your desires can be unusual and different today, leading you along new paths.
While you’re still a little withdrawn these days, dear Virgo, there is strong energy today for making connections. However, much is going on under the covers now, and it’s a great time for discovering new feelings, desires, and needs. Today is good for freeing yourself from negative thinking or from attachments that no longer serve you well. Your attitude towards taboo or private matters tends to be lighter. You can be feeling very open, spirited, and in the mood to give of yourself now, even if it is in private or even anonymous ways. Your awareness of the more hidden elements of any given situation is strong today, but you are less sensitive or private about these things so that they are easier for you to acknowledge, and possibly even to share. For some of you, there may be a release from an old obligation that makes you feel a little lighter.
The desire for change can propel you forward today, dear Libra. You are looking forward and willing to leave something you no longer need behind in order to welcome new energy into your life. Liberation is possible in some small yet meaningful way with your ruler, Venus, in harmony with Uranus. You, a partner, or a friend are bringing elements of surprise into relationships now. The major key to enjoying this energy is to drop unhealthy expectations and to accept others as they are. Teaming up can bring rewards. New interactions can be exciting and even slightly unnerving but in a good way, and new life can be breathed into current connections.
Today brings especially fresh energy into your life, dear Scorpio. You are looking for company with people who don’t burden you with expectations with detached Uranus connecting with Venus, your partnership ruler. There is good energy with you today for stimulating conversations and social pleasure, but also for professional and personal networking. The general atmosphere is friendly and progressive, as well as a little detached. For best results today, be open to new ideas, approaches, and methods. This is especially so for work, health, and daily routines, but can also help your close relationships. You are more interested in making creative changes and applying new ideas than climbing the ladder, which ends up turning heads anyway.
Your friendships assume more importance in your life now, dear Sagittarius, and today you’re bringing something new to the table. Relationships are easier, lighter, or less burdened today, and you can feel quite inspired by others now. Your tastes are a little exotic now. Opening up adds to enjoyment, and creativity can blossom. Unexpected pleasures and enjoyment can be part of your day. A change of pace is in order, and can lead to positive new experiences. It’s quite natural to let go of recent frustrations and pressures, and to move forward. Your personal appeal is enhanced today.
There can be pleasant changes on the home front, or a sudden desire to change up your immediate environment today, dear Capricorn, as you’re in need of a refreshing change of pace. Energy is light and free, and you could be inspired to let go of negative thinking or relating patterns. There can be a feeling of emotional liberation, release, or relief. There can be a discovery about a relationship or an emotional breakthrough, and for some, a new way of relating that opens up your mind and heart. A relationship can reach a new level of intimacy, or you could understand your own inner workings better.
When it comes to your personal relationships, dear Aquarius, you are now focusing on the future and your vision is much broader. Today is strong for thinking outside the box, projects revolving around technology or New Age topics, and for teaming or partnering up. There can be pleasant surprises in your conversations or in your news feed. Your unique style and way of thinking are appreciated right now, and you thoroughly enjoy the forward-looking, open energy around you. There can be a new understanding or awareness about a person or your own needs, and this has a calming, happy effect on you. Be open to new ways of thinking, relating, and connecting.
The chance to feel a little lighter or freer emerges today, dear Pisces, perhaps through a new method or opening, or a burden that leaves you. Relating to one another is easier minus the loaded expectations, and an open mind leaves a chance that a new and improved approach can enter it. You can come up with clever ideas on the job or revolving around practical affairs, such as money-making ideas. Letting go of fear can open up creativity and improve your health. There can be excitement about a new work project or health and wellness program today, and a sense that your life will improve as a result.