Your Daily Influences
October 10th, 2015
Eight of Swords Reversed
Fresh starts are possible.
Ingwaz signifies completion, success and fertility. Your present ambitions are about to be met. You are fecund in both mind and body.
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.
Today’s Witches Rune
Meaning: The first meaning of this rune is quite obvious: it represents women. Any woman that is important in the question, whether you know her or not, will be represented by this rune. Mother, sister, aunt, grandma, a female boss, friend, lover or even enemy… all can be symbolized by the appearance of this rune.
In a more general sense, this rune is related to traditional female abilities and characteristics, such as giving birth, nurturing, comforting and healing. When this rune appears, you can count on the sympathy of others towards you or your situation. In its most negative aspects, the Woman rune can show over-protectiveness, a patronizing attitude or co-dependency. It often strives to maintain the status quo, refusing to change even if the situation is bad.
The Woman rune is connected to nurturing – nurturing a relationship, a person or a project. Like the Moon rune, it can be related to finding a safe place to rest and heal, but while the Moon implies a solitary retreat, the Woman often shows that you need to go back to the people you trust, the people you feel safe with.
Healing is another strong aspect of this symbol, as well as teaching. You can be both the patient/student or the healer/teacher when this rune appears. This rune is also connected to creativity, but in a way that is different from the Romance rune. While the latter is about the conception of a project – the initial stages of creation – the Woman is about the birth of this project. When your creation is brought out into the world, fully manifested.
In relationship readings, this rune isn’t bad, but rather weak. While it can indicate subtle ties between people, these are usually so, so subtle that the partners can easily drift away from each other. It can show that one of the partners sees the other as someone who needs to be protected and healed, rather than an equal. Usually, the romance is a bit stagnated when this rune appears, or very close to becoming a friendship.
Your Spiritual Journey Australia
Hexagram of the Day
Personal resolution points to a breakthrough, but decisive action is required. As long as you diligently hold your ground and ward off negative tendencies and influences, the good will prevail.
The persistence of negativity, which is that which opposes the good, is a constant in human affairs. Just when it is thought to have been eradicated, up it will pop again, sprouting through some crack in the pavement of civilized society. Evil need not take dramatic or extravagant forms, such as those exhibited in Nazi Germany. Garden-variety lies and deceit are much more common and persistent, but should be rooted out just as diligently. One must be determined to not accidentally feed negativity — either in one’s social or professional life, or in one’s own soul. In either case, definite rules must be followed for the struggle to succeed.
The first rule: do not compromise with evil. Destructive or exploitive actions must be identified openly for what they are, and discredited. The second: one cannot successfully resist negativity on its own terms. New, positive alternatives that lead away from the source of the problem are generally more successful, and appropriate than trying to counter negativity with raw power. The third rule: the means used to counter negativity must be consistent with the end to be achieved. One cannot stop the spreading of lies by spreading more of them.
The Ice Rune, represents stagnation and a passionless existence. Your life’s course may seem blurry at the moment, but if you persevere you will move onto better days
Additional information about Today’s Rune, Isa. . .
isa : ice
Phonetic equivalent: i (ee as in ‘eel’)
- DIVINATORY MEANINGS:
- inactivity, blockage, stagnation, potential, patience, reflection, withdrawl, rest
- MAGICAL USES:
- to stop a process; to represent primal form
- ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES:
- Auðumla, Nifelheim
- In modern symbology, fire is generally masculine and ice (or earth) is feminine, but it is unknown whether the Norse shared this association. Certainly, ice was a constant factor in their day to day lives. It threatened their crops and their ships almost throughout the year, but it also served as a symbol of creation, from which all life will eventually spring. It says something about the Norse mind that they could recognize the need to have such a seemingly destructive joining of elements in order to create and maintain life. Fire may be warm and pleasant, but it must be balanced by the freezing of winter just as birth must be balanced by death. Even the little death of sleep has been proven to be vital for our mental and physical well-being.
- Isa encompasses all of these ideas, but primarily represents a period of rest before activity, and itself forms the material from which life can be created. It is matter, inert by itself, but transformed into the stuff of stars when wedded with energy. It is the immovable form acted upon the irresistible force. In many ways, the Norse predicted Einstein with their version of the creation of the universe, recognizing that everything in their world contained both fire and ice (energy and matter), and that the relationship between the two defined the processes of life itself.
Tarot Card of the Day
What is traditionally known as the Temperance card is a reference to the Soul. Classically female, she is mixing up a blend of subtle energies for the evolution of the personality. One key to interpreting this card can be found in its title, a play on the process of tempering metals in a forge.
Metals must undergo extremes of temperature, folding and pounding, but the end product is infinitely superior to impure ore mined from the earth. In this image, the soul volunteers the ego for a cleansing and healing experience which may turn the personality inside-out, but which brings out the gold hidden within the heart. (This card is entitled “Art” in the Crowley deck.)
Get A Jump On Tomorrow,
Your Horoscopes for Sunday, October 11th
Attracting suitable – truly suitable – work is especially easy for you these days and this will continue for many months ahead, dear Aries, as your motivation to do something truly meaningful is very strong. You’re also coming across in a more powerful, prestigious, or simply trustworthy manner these days. You could be doing more specialized work, or could find that you’re in especially big demand. As well, getting your daily schedules, routines, and health programs into shape is a focus, and can contribute to your growth, professionally and personally. Today, the Sun’s annual opposition to Uranus occurs and highlights your needs for both partnership and independence. You may need to find the right balance, which is not easy. Innovate rather than react. The Moon is Balsamic today, with a New Moon occurring tomorrow, and it’s better to reflect than jump into something new just yet.
A trend that will stay with you until June is revving up now, dear Taurus, and it’s a strong one for creative discovery. Strong energy is with you for expanding your personal horizons through creative endeavors, and possibly romantic relationships for some. You are commanding more attention in a positive way, and you are approaching your life with more confidence and self-assurance. This is only set to build and expand in the coming months. Opportunities to travel, learn, teach, and connect are likely to emerge. Today, a yearly Sun-Uranus face off occurs, and this tends to affect your work and your mental or physical health. You could be feeling as if you are at the mercy of others’ schedules, or their unreliability and desire to bring change. There could be something from your past that re-emerges, and some personal truth coming to light. You may very well discover what you’ve been missing in your life, and this sets you on a path to finding it.
Opportunities for expanding your family experiences are emerging, dear Gemini. In the months ahead, you are likely to be increasing contact, strengthening ties with family or close loved ones, and making peace with the past. While there can be some intense emotions in the process, improvement and growth is the end result, and ultimately very satisfying. Long-term financial planning can be successful, or pooling your resources or talents with someone may lead to improvements. Business and home matters can expand or improve, and you’re likely to find more support or backing for what you’re doing. Today, the Sun and Uranus oppose one another, as they do each year, shaking up the usual routine and especially in your social or romantic life. This will get you thinking and possibly moving towards positive change, even if at first there can be a little chaos.
There are wonderful opportunities emerging for friends and personal influence, dear Cancer. This trend continues until June, and helps you to feel more empowered through and in your relationships. News, communications, and information can open, bringing on a new perspective and connecting you to others in new ways. Your views toward love and commitment can transform. This is a strong period for learning, sharing, and relating. Today, the Sun and Uranus form an opposition, highlighting the need to make changes in your personal and professional life. Plans and schedules may change, but are also likely to lead to important discoveries. You may need to deal with unreliability in others, or possibly even called out for your own unpredictability. Stay open and flexible, and try to take changes of plans in stride. A New Moon will occur tomorrow, opening doors in your personal life for improved relationships with family.
Money matters take on more meaning to you recently, dear Leo, as they are not only about security to you. You may be especially motivated to make more, and this attitude can bring greater wealth into your life. This is a strong time for improving work and health-related methods as well, particularly until June. You’re likely to enjoy some strong rewards for improvements you make. Opportunities to heal the body and mind can emerge. Natural talents may be used more fully in the work you do. Today, relations with a lover, special friend, or partner can be challenging or provoke change. A person in your life may be introducing an element of surprise today, or you could come to sudden awareness of a new perspective on a project. Avoid overextending yourself. If plans change suddenly, try to remain as flexible and open-minded as possible, as changes can lead to improvements or discoveries that you might not have made otherwise.
Today, Jupiter in your sign officially forms a harmonious angle to Pluto, dear Virgo, although the energies of this aspect have already been in effect for a few weeks, and will continue to influence you through until June 2016. This is a strong period for personal opportunities and support. Ways to express yourself in new ways can emerge. You are more confident and focused, and possibly more concerned about power and persuasion as well. Use this energy to better yourself. While this period is more about you and your personality, romantic expression might also reach new heights. Today, there can be some tension likely related to finances. While this can motivate you to work harder, watch for burning out on it. Watch for impulsiveness with money and combativeness in relationships. If you don’t truly know what’s bothering you, you may end up instigating or provoking, so aim for self-understanding.
You’re at the start of an important trend that lasts until June 2016, dear Libra, benefiting finances, family and home matters, strategy, improvement, and personal development. You are becoming very comfortable with yourself on the inside, which of course can lead to improvements across the board. There can be more support from family or for family and home affairs. You could also be experiencing more emotional bravery, finding it easier to face your feelings and your past, and this can be empowering. Communications can open up. Today, the Sun and Uranus face off, and you could find that others are either unreliable or defiant. Even if it can be frustrating, a new perspective can emerge if you peel back the layers. They may be doing so in annoying ways, but people and especially partners are showing you important things about yourself and personal goals, so pay attention and open your mind to possibilities today.
You may have been experiencing a stronger need for more meaning and purpose, or personal influence, with friends, networks, or groups, dear Scorpio, and this trend is with you for many more months. This is a wonderful time for making those connections, communicating, building ideas, and sharing. You are also developing a stronger belief in your future and what you have to offer others. You might happily take the lead or become the expert that others turn to. Today, with the annual Sun-Uranus opposition, if you’ve been scattered recently, you’re likely to really feel it now. It can be difficult to find peace or even your emotional center today, but changes now can push you into a positive direction. Distractions can come from within and from without, but the best way to approach the day is to aim to be flexible and open to possibilities.
This is a time of increased ambition, dear Sagittarius, whether it’s for the influence, prestige, or simply the satisfaction of a job well done. This is a strong period in your life for employing your natural talents and moving ahead as a result. You are coming across well and attracting respect. Whether it’s about work or an important goal, you’re more focused on achieving. Some of you could be transforming and growing relationships with parents or bosses now. This is generally a good period for money, as you are more resourceful. Today, an annual opposition between the Sun and Uranus tends to shake up the status quo, and for you, this can relate to your social or romantic life. People in your life may be rebellious, defiant, or unreliable, but changes in plans now can in fact open up possibilities you might not have known existed, so keep an open heart, mind, and schedule today! Epiphanies can occur about a relationship or creative direction.
Pluto in your sign forms a harmonious aspect with expansive, lucky Jupiter today, dear Capricorn, and this revs up a trend that’s with you until June that encourages belief in yourself, your beliefs, and your future. This can be an especially optimistic and ambitious period for you. You can find more meaning in your life these days, and this gets you going and motivated. Pay close attention to the conversations you are having now, especially about the future. You may be reaching more people, building a following, teaching or guiding others, and sharing important ideas. Travel and educational opportunities may be part of the picture for some of you. Today, a yearly opposition between the Sun and Uranus tends to shake up the status quo, and this can relate to your work and home life. This is a time for recognizing the need for some changes in direction or method, however small or large. Finding that sometimes elusive balance between work and play, or professional and personal life, is not always easy but events of the day may motivate you to come close.
Your connections with others, and quite possibly yourself, are deepening and strengthening, dear Aquarius, as Jupiter and Pluto connect in your emotional, soulful houses. Certainly, ambition to get to the bottom of any emotional issues or problems in your life is strong now, and the results of your inner quest for answers can be very empowering. Becoming more comfortable with your desires and inner motivations can help you across the board. This can be a time for resolving long-standing problems and finding more courage to go after what you want and need. This trend lasts until June, giving you plenty of time and energy to put into self-improvement. This is a good period for support and counseling as well. Career matters can improve, whether this has to do with conditions or attitudes towards work and your larger goals. Working more on your own terms can be a theme for some of you now and in the coming months. Today, the Sun and your ruler, Uranus, face off, as they do once a year. You could feel that others are a little more demanding right now, and perhaps a little insensitive. However, changes of plans can lead to new discoveries, perspectives, and insight that truly improve your life, so don’t dig in your heels too much. There can be an epiphany or moment of truth that can be a little disruptive but also relieving.
There is wonderful energy with you these days and in the coming months for connecting with friends, a partner, or a special someone, dear Pisces, and coming to a better understanding of one another. Attracting suitable work is also easier and more natural now. It’s a great period for promotion, publicity, and for confidence in the future. Relationships can prosper and grow, and mutually beneficial partnerships may be formed. Today, a yearly Sun-Uranus opposition can mix things up, particularly if you’ve been sticking with traditional methods or toeing the line in some way. Ownership, sharing, power, and money matters can be at the root of challenges or the need to make changes becomes clear. Look for ways to innovate, update, and improve things now for best results.
If You Were Born Today, October 10
You possess the charm, sense of balance, and intelligence of Libra, but you are more confrontational and outgoing than others born under the sign of the Balance. You seek to forge an identity that is unique and distinctive. You have excellent organizational skills and you have the ability to lay down solid, practical plans. You have an unusual and charming voice or manner of speech, and you take special pleasure and delight in surprising, or even shocking, others. With your playful and friendly manner, it might surprise people to know that you are actually quite ambitious. Famous people born today: David Lee Roth, Tanya Tucker, James Clavell, Helen Hayes, Ed Wood, Alexander Rhodes, Aimee Teegarden.
Courtesy of Café Astrology
Your Daily Horoscopes for Saturday, October 10th
There can be some defensiveness to deal with today, dear Aries, and people around you could be a little too wrapped up in their own problems for interactions to be especially growth-oriented. Others may be talking and not listening, or possibly criticizing and nitpicking. Work can involve some restrictions or possible critical reviews, but it’s a great time for seeing important errors or areas that need to be improved before moving forward. People may not be inspiring your confidence or faith, but you might consider putting your faith in the universe that things will straighten out and fall into place.
This may not be the warmest of days, dear Taurus, with both the Sun and Venus in challenging aspect with Saturn. However, it’s a good time to get things done. You might be feeling excluded or not very appreciated temporarily. Financial worries may also be an issue now. Recently you may have the desire to splurge, but you tend to be a little more worried about your bottom line. This is helpful, even if it’s not especially fun! Problems won’t be resolved by worry alone. In fact, if you consciously pull yourself away from any stress you may be feeling, a solution may arrive more naturally when you come back around to the problem later. Much can be accomplished today, and focusing on this fact can help you to make a winner out of the day.
While generally speaking this is a strong period for family relationships and home affairs, dear Gemini, there can be some tension today with others either vying for your attention or a sense that people are not appreciating your efforts. You may need more time to yourself, but this can be difficult to obtain right now. You are made aware of your responsibilities today, and a partner or good friend may be seen as too serious or critical. You may want to steer clear of sensitive topics of discussion. Continue to keep decision making on a shelf until after this Saturnine hump. Be good to yourself and avoid looking for happiness outside of yourself.
There can be a stronger focus on practical matters today, dear Cancer, like it or not! Circumstances may seem to be conspiring to bring your attention to realistic factors and details now. It may not be the best day for getting a message across on a social level, possibly because you may be sensing some negativity around you, or feeling that others are a little distant emotionally. You could also be feeling somewhat burdened with responsibilities. Days like these are in fact good for finding your own way, making yourself happy instead of relying on others or circumstances, and getting things done. Look for ways to improve your daily life and routines, work, and projects.
Practical concerns are in strong focus today, dear Leo, with Saturn challenging the Sun and Venus and reminding you of your responsibilities or limits. Generally speaking, though, if we avoid trying to rock the boat, we can use Saturn’s energies to our advantage. If there are ways to penny pinch or improve your business, work, or creative projects, you’re likely to see them now. Money worries or concerns can prompt you to spend less or find ways to cut back or deal with redundancies. When it comes to romantic feelings and relationships today, insecurities could arise, and the need to be shown that you’re respected and valued is strong. If you need to nurse your feelings, do so. If you experience a temporary dip in confidence, this is temporary and can lead to important edits and adjustments, and the energy to get things done is building.
We can be a little more self-protective or even defensive with one another today, dear Virgo. With the Moon in your sign all day, you’re more inclined to take things personally, but you’re also perfectly capable of bouncing back. Responsibilities, particularly related to family or the home, can weigh you down or seem more overwhelming as you’d much prefer to tend to personal goals. Pulling yourself back or cooling off may do you good right now. If you find yourself questioning what you truly value or even who you truly love, then it may very well be a useful process. Take that extra time for self-understanding. Remind yourself that letting the dust settle before coming to conclusions is best. In fact, the coming days are especially strong for motivation and courage levels.
You can be in need of more relaxation today with so much activity in your privacy zone, dear Libra, but responsibilities can challenge your ability to unwind. You could be feeling a little off, out of sync, and quite possibly misunderstood now with your ruler, Venus, in hard aspect to Saturn. This is a temporary thing, and can in fact motivate you to make important changes to your life. You may also decide that you need to work on strengthening your body and spirit so that you feel less vulnerable and more able to bounce back from disappointments or criticism. Introspection is very appropriate at this point, and you can really benefit from some emotional space now.
Avoid adding too much to your plate today, dear Scorpio, as this is a day that favors careful attention to your responsibilities. Socially, there may be some awkwardness or missteps, largely due to off timing or misunderstandings, and quite possibly people’s insecurities. You could feel that whatever position you take, it seems blocked or criticized. While this can be frustrating, if you really think about things, you could find some room for improvement. Responsibilities can also get in the way of pursuing social or personal goals now, but special attention to practical affairs can go a long way towards improved well-being. With finances and possibly pleasures or indulgences, you might feel better if you take steps to cut back. It’s in fact a good time for making edits, small changes, and improvements. Fortunately, the days ahead are powerful for motivation and enthusiasm.
There has been a real push towards realizing your potential recently, dear Sagittarius, and this will continue for some time. While you’re often feeling quite pumped about your goals, today there could be some self-doubt creeping in, or you could experience a sudden awareness of certain limits or restrictions. This is not something that should stop you in your tracks, but rather a temporary feeling that motivates you to handle some of the finer details in order to get them right before moving forward. Feelings can be up and down or hot and cold just for now. This is a time for finding ways to make improvements, and also to bolster your sense of security. Remind yourself that while there are some limits to consider, you can have your feet on the ground and still reach for the stars.
This is a day for pulling back a little in order to reassess goals, dear Capricorn, with your ruler, Saturn, strong and challenging the Sun and Venus. Find ways to relax and to take some emotional space if you feel the need for it. You might find that people around you are a little self-absorbed and not so interested in showing their appreciation for all that you do. It’s important to look within for motivation and inspiration, as you’re in charge of your own happiness, and fully equipped to self-amuse! Those projects and relationships that truly matter in the long run may require a bit of work right now, but are worth the effort. Unfinished business needs attention, and this will help free you up for some exciting, motivating days ahead.
Sometimes a bit of emotional space can help you to see things more clearly, dear Aquarius, and with Saturn in difficult aspect with the Sun and Venus today, this can be one of those times. You could be craving closeness, but others are not on the same page, or you are not totally sure of your needs and mixed signals are the result. You may in fact learn a lot about what you do need, want, or desire through opposition or from spending time to yourself. Take a step back and observe. Plans may in fact need some refinement. Rethink goals and needs today for best results, and tend to responsibilities that need your attention.
People may not be as receptive as you’d hope today, dear Pisces, and while this is a good time for relationships in general, the day’s energies favor independent work. There could be some criticism to deal with, or a disappointment with someone in a position of authority could occur now. While it’s appropriate to rethink things to some degree today, over-analyzing emotions and especially what others might be feeling can only lead to unnecessary stress. If others are blocking or opposing you, you may very well come to a better understanding of your own values, needs, and wants.