Your Daily Influences
October 7th, 2015
The Empress Reversed
This card represents infertility, instability and the loss of material possessions.
Jera denotes positive, recurring cycles, fertility and a time to harvest rewards from your hard work.
You will find focusing on this aspect difficult, because truths will be obscured by dreaminess and illusion. You will not accomplish much here in the next several weeks, and therefore should focuss your attention elsewhere
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.
Daily Witches Rune
Meaning: This rune symbolizes your friends and family and their influence upon you. Its meaning is usually derived from the other stones closest to it. This rune is also associated with travel. A journey abroad is indicated especially if the Sun rune is nearby, but a journey for someone close to you if the Moon stone is closest. If it is near to the Rings it foretells a holiday or long distance relationship.
Your Daily I Ching Hexagram of the Day
21: Cutting Through
October 7th, 2015
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.
Gebo represents the coming of gifts and favors. While each are usually positive events, they often carry obligations with them. Gebo often represents strong bonds such as deep friendships and marriage.
Additional Information on Today’s Rune, Gebo
Phonetic equivalent: g (as in ‘girl’)
- DIVINATORY MEANINGS:
- gift, offering, relationship, love, marriage, partnership, generosity, unexpected good fortune
MAGICAL USES:to find or strengthen a relationship, for fertility, to mark a gift or offering, to bring luck
ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES:Sigurd & Brunhild; Aesir & Vanir treaty
Gebo is a rune of connection, particularly the connections between people. Up until now, our journey has been a solitary one. This rune represents those places where our path intersects with others, and allows us to begin to form conscious relationships. Such relationships are strengthened and sanctified by the exchange of gifts.The use of the gift as a symbol of an oath or a bond is an ancient one. When a lord wanted to ensure the loyalty of one of his subjects, he would give that person a gift. The gift would create a debt on the part of the person receiving it, and this debt would ensure his readiness to serve his lord. Similarly, a gift given between lovers, especially that of the ring, symbolizes the bond between them. Originally, only the man gave the ring in a marriage for much the same reason as the lord giving gifts to his vassals, but today the arrangement is usually more equitable. Gifts or offerings given to the Gods often carry the same meaning, representing the giver’s love for or loyalty to their Gods. The giving of a gift implies the acceptance of a debt with the understanding that the debt will not be repaid. It is this imbalance which forms the bond.
Your Personal Daily Tarot Card
The Emperor is blessed with the skills to successfully lead others. He can turn chaos into order and 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 careful not to over use his powers he may well become a tyrant.
If You Were Born Today, October 7
You seek to balance the world around you on a mental level. You want things to be fair and just, and you are very uncomfortable with extremes of opinion, simply because they seem harsh and unfair to you. The world of ideas is precious to you. You think like a social worker at times. Although you very definitely march to the beat of a different drummer, you do it in such a charming manner that people find you delightfully odd, and, at the very least, interesting. A dreamer at heart, you are striving towards perfection, and always looking for answers. Famous people born today: Thom Yorke, John Mellancamp, R.D. Laing, Desmond Tutu, Oliver North, Aaron Ashmore, Shawn Ashmore.
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Your Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, October 7th
The Moon in your playful and creative solar fifth house encourages you to find joy in your life and in your relationships today, dear Aries. In many ways, the day plays in your favor, although it can be a little difficult to buckle down and get work done. Dissatisfaction has a way of making itself known, however, and this can be especially true if you stray from your duties or focus. Fears of commitment if they exist can be stimulated with people close to you, or in yourself, with the energy of the day. However, if you keep things light and give everyone, including yourself. some emotional space, it can be an enjoyable time. Take the time to review your feelings, but don’t let them distract you from your current path.
Good energy is with you for family matters today, dear Taurus, as well as practical affairs. Later today, with the Sun in difficult aspect with your ruler, Venus, you could be feeling a tad underappreciated or even upstaged. If you can manage your emotions and exercise patience, this is likely to be a minor disturbance only. Even if you are not feeling totally in sync with others, this is a temporary thing. Your ruler, Venus, is about to enter a more expressive and romantic sector of your chart after a few months in an introspective sector. This will occur tomorrow and stays with you for a month, opening up channels for expressing love and inviting love into your life.
The first half of the day can find you especially expressive and playful, dear Gemini. The desire to reach out to others is strong now, but keep in mind that if responses are not exactly as you wish them to be, this is likely due to today’s slightly awkward energy. Later today,you could be feeling a little uncertain, doubtful, or sensitive, particularly about words expressed and love relationships. Try not to decide that something is wrong simply because a person’s behavior has changed or due to an off our out of sync day. Sometimes we’re simply out of step and timing is off, and this is natural. It’s only when a pattern persists that a theme that needs attention emerges. There is good energy with you today for seeing problems in a new light.
Even with the possibility of misunderstandings, this should be a fairly breezy day for you, dear Cancer. You could find easy energy for family affairs and a tendency to cling to familiar things, people, and situations, and this can be very helpful from time to time, as it allows you to reconnect with yourself and your needs. If hidden problems or other tensions surface with people close to you, try not to make too much of this. It’s in fact helpful to know about problems before they grow further. After spending an extended period in your finance sector, Venus will move to a more sociable part of your chart tomorrow, and this will bring generally easier energy for connecting with others.
While there is generally decent energy for connecting with others today, dear Leo, you’re likely to want to take things easy now. It can be difficult really getting yourself going today on any one thing, largely due to distractions and emotional states. A conversation tonight could be eye-opening. Mercury will be moving out of retrograde in just two days, but with the station occurring, you could be dealing with some miscommunications in the next few days. Keep this in mind today when you are a little more sensitive than usual. Intentions are likely good, but words chosen may not be perfect now.
You are inclined to want a little more privacy or possibly even anonymity today, dear Virgo, with the Moon in your privacy sector all day. However, you’re still taking note of what others are doing. Later today, people can be more sensitive than usual with the Sun and Venus in minor challenging aspect with one another. This generally points to minor issues surfacing in our relationships, especially those we thought were over with or that have been operating in a hidden way. You may be feeling a little out of step socially. Venus is about to enter your sign (tomorrow) after spending many months in your privacy sector. This upcoming month-long transit awakens others to your natural charm, and you can expect to receive quite a bit of attention.
With the Sun in your sign in minor challenging aspect with your ruler, Venus, you could be feeling extra sensitive, dear Libra, especially when it comes to how much or how little attention they’re receiving. Your emotions can be up and down today if you pay too much attention to how others are responding to you. You might be especially sensitive and easily offended right now. In order to send out a positive message that receives positive attention, get into touch with your needs and desires, as you may not know exactly what it is you are striving towards. Also keep in mind that some off timing is normal here and there, and it’s typically very temporary.
It can be a little challenging to be productive today, dear Scorpio, or to truly know what you want. The Sun and Venus in difficult aspect tends to throw light on wants and needs that are inconsistent with what you feel you should do. At the same time, you are sensitive to imbalances as well, particularly in your relationships, and this may also play out on professional levels with Venus in your career sector for its final full day of this cycle. This aspect can act to pull up all sorts of unmet needs. It’s temporary and may be eye-opening as well. Venus is finishing up its transit of your career sector after a lengthy stay there, entering your social sector tomorrow, bringing friendly energy to your life for a month.
While there can be some nice exchanges with friends or associates today, dear Sagittarius, there can be some issues with communicating what you mean or your inner message today. Certainly with Mercury’s direct turn in your friends sector on the 9th will help establish easier energy for communications going forward, for now it’s a good idea to aim to take some social awkwardness or miscommunications in stride. Differences of opinion can end up meaning something more. Reconsider whether it’s truly important to be understood on a matter before persistently pursuing it, or wait to present your ideas for a day when people are less self-centered.
You may be drawing upon your enormous powers of perception for the work you do or for understanding where you’re headed, dear Capricorn, and this can be very helpful. Your desires may rule later today, but pinpointing them can be difficult. You may be especially sensitive to situations that suggest you are unsupported by others, although you may need to adjust your expectations. Venus is coming to the end of a lengthy transit of your intimacy sector. Tomorrow, Venus enters Virgo, a fellow Earth sign, subtly enhancing your natural charm and style for the upcoming month.
Take a rest from pushing your plans ahead if this is possible today, dear Aquarius. This is a good time to collect yourself, although there can be some social ups and downs to deal with. Watch for hypersensitivity to others’ opinions of you or differences of opinion in general, which you may take too personally. Dissatisfaction in relationships can stimulate restlessness if you’re not dealing with the true cause. However, consider that miscommunication and misunderstanding of our own needs may be at the root of interpersonal problems. Off timing is temporary and unlikely to amount to much. There can be eye-opening understanding of past problems today, however, and this can give you valuable insight to move forward with.
It can take more energy or time to complete usual tasks today, dear Pisces, simply because your emotions need some attention. You can be especially sensitive if people are not recognizing your efforts or services. Venus is coming to the end of a long transit of your work and health sector, and will enter your partnership sector tomorrow. This month-long transit will pull you up and out of your shell, and you’re likely to attract friendlier people and situations into your life. Today, tend to odds and ends left hanging on the work front, or with your routines and daily life.