Fortune represents that aspect of life that is directed by forces and events we may not understand or even be aware of. In short, Fortune deals with chance—those occurrences that manage to alter even the most structured of lives, usurp man’s “best laid plans.” While the effects of Fortune are unpredictable, the outcome is always change; sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. Our path through life is never a ride down a perfectly straight highway. Sometimes we may even experience hairpin turns or complete reversals of direction. Fortune is strong reminder that despite our plans, the Universe has its own agenda from which we cannot escape participation.
Recently I was on the AM Northwest TV program here in Portland, Oregon, talking about the benefits of consulting the I Ching to make better decisions. As Chinese New Year approaches, it is a good time to reflect on your life and goals, and the I Ching readings on Tarot.com are an easy and fun way to do that.
Here are some of the benefits of giving yourself an I Ching reading, excerpted from my new eBook, entitled The Visionary I Ching: A Book of Changes for Intuitive Decision Making. Download a free version of A Book of Changes for Intuitive Decision Making book.
As a decision-making tool, the I Ching’s outside-the-ego-box perspective helps a conscious person resolve problems and dilemmas that logic can’t handle.
The I Ching, or Book of Changes, is a revered intuitive decision-making system, designed not only for insight into current conditions, but for managing change over time. Even though it is thousands of years old, it is one of the most sophisticated divination systems ever devised.
The first interpretations of I Ching patterns were written around 1000 BC, and were expanded on by Confucius around 600 BC. Throughout its long history, the I Ching has been used by Chinese sages, and political and military leaders, as a source of guidance and wisdom, and as a way to assist in strategic decision-making.
We are accustomed to thinking of oracles as human agents — like the Oracle at Delphi or the prophets of the bible — who have psychic powers and intercede with divine intelligence to channel portentous advice.
The I Ching is a system of divination that offers a special advantage, because its use does not require a third party coming between seekers and their truth. It can be easily learned and used by anyone as a direct source of wisdom and guidance, a way to stimulate and awaken your own intuitive abilities. I Ching benefits
The only thing we can absolutely count on is that things will change — whether we like the ways things unfold or not. In an effort to be harmoniously in sync with the changes that happen, modern experts developed a discipline called “change management.”
The I Ching divination system was humanity’s original change management tool. When it comes to strategic decision-making, the I Ching offers us a way to stimulate our intuition, enhance our creativity, improve our timing and make better decisions.
Good decision-making, more than any other factor, determines our level of success and happiness in all areas of life. As we face more challenges, or when crises or emotional reactions start to flood consciousness, logical reasoning becomes inadequate, if not impaired. No matter how much information you think you have, it’s normal to have doubts about whether or not you’re making the best decision.
Consulting the I Ching provides direct access to timeless principles. The insights that arise make dilemmas easier to resolve. Additionally, the support provided by the I Ching helps make decisions easier to live with. Stressful situations transform into confidence-building opportunities, and confusing relationship dynamics can take a turn toward greater clarity and understanding.
The process of consulting the I Ching provides ritual space — a non-emotional mindset to articulate a question, problem or dilemma — in order to achieve greater clarity about what you really want and what it means to you. The simple act of getting clear about a charged issue is a large first step toward its resolution.
Non-attachment and greater objectivity. An I Ching consultation mediates between the reality of your dilemma and a sincere inquiring mind. Just doing the casting ritual will help you create some emotional distance from any problem or concern. The more nonattached you are, the less threatening things appear and the less impact the emotion of fear will have on your interpretation of what shows up in your reading.
You will see things from a wider perspective and become more objective. Skillful nonattachment gives you a powerful advantage in any situation, leading to more creative approaches and better choices.
Studies have proven that a calm state of focused relaxation is the best state of mind for intuition and creativity. The I Ching allows you to focus on issues of personal importance with less stress — aligning the conscious and subconscious parts of your mind so that they can coordinate with each other and connect with the spiritual dimension for maximum wisdom and effectiveness.
The I Ching stimulates the intuition by giving your subconscious a way to produce a pattern. It is your interpretation of the pattern you cast that activates the intuitive sense. There is no need to take the I Ching text literally. Often it hints at things or tweaks you when a new thought or insight just “feels” right. Using the I Ching is not a question of believing in anything. Think of it like a rudder on a sailboat or the nautical steering wheel — slightly imprecise but effective at guiding your vessel through rolling waves of change.
Answers that ring true.
To derive benefit from an I Ching reading, all you have to do is be receptive to new thoughts that may arise. It is not necessary to believe in anything. Your interpretation of your reading will either stimulate your intuition and give you a meaningful insight or not. For thousands of years, intelligent people have reported that they find the insights and advice of the I Ching divination system to be amazingly apt.
Now is the time for you to explore your inner self and those of others. Your intelligence and creativity are very well honed at the moment. Cooperation from and with others should be very easy to attain
.Additional information about today’s rune, Mannaz….
mannaz : man, humankind
significator, self, family, community, relationships, social concerns
to represent a specific person or group of people; to establish social relationships
ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES:
Ask and Embla, Midgard
In its broadest sense, mannaz represents all of humanity, and therefore the entire realm of Midgard. In more practical terms, though, it is those with whom we have personal connections, from our immediate circle of family and friends to the wider community around us, reminding us of our nature as social animals. It also represents our connection with the Gods and with nature, through the two Norse myths of the creation of humans; the first where they sprang from Ymir’s body, and the second in which they were created from two logs by a river. It takes the raw energy of ehwaz and controls it through our social conscience, reminding us of those we affect with our deeds both magical and mundane.
The rune itself resembles gebo with its joining of masculine and feminine elements, but is much more complete. It is the entire web of human relationships, with the self at the centre, which mirrors the web of fate explored through raiÃ°o. But while that web was more or less fixed, this one is mutable and alive. Past and present, male and female, self and other – all opposites are joined here and made whole. Mannaz is our home, and speaks for all those whose lives we touch when we use the gifts we have been given through the runes
This reading represents your most basic traits–all that you are begins with the influences associated with these cards.
Temperance denotes balance and harmony. The forces behind Temperance are those that keep us from succumbing to temptation or over-indulgence; steer us away from developing unhealthy addictions or behaviors. The Temperate Spirit avoids extremes, spreads harmony and brings opposing sides together. They find a happy, healthy median between what they want and what they need. Temperance provides an environment in which most will thrive, and a haven where the injured may heal, re energize. Through Temperance success and contentment are found by practicing self-restraint, and using balance to create your own “shelter from the storm.”
When The World or The Lovers is among your personal cards, the influence of Temperance may be increased. Having The Tower or The Chariot in your personal cards may diminish the influence of Temperance.
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 conformity.
When The Emperor is among your personal cards, the influence of The Hierophant may be increased. Having The Fool or The Lovers in your personal cards may diminish the influence of The Hierophant.
The Wheel of Fortune represents that aspect of life that is directed by forces and events we may not understand or even be aware of. In short, The Wheel deals with chance—those occurrences that manage to alter even the most structured of lives, usurp man’s “best laid plans.” While the effects of The Wheel are unpredictable, the outcome is always change; sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. Our path through life is never a ride down a perfectly straight highway. Sometimes we may even experience hairpin turns or complete reversals of direction. The Wheel of Fortune is strong reminder that despite our plans, the Universe has its own agenda from which we cannot escape participation.
This is a strong day for sharing ideas and thoughts – possibly decisions as well – with someone special, dear Aries. It’s a good time to clear the air or simply catch up. You are seeing both sides of a situation, and there is generally an air of fair play and reasonableness around you today. You can be feeling especially generous now and in the next few days. Attracting love or admirers is very likely this week, and for many of you, this can involve the work that you do.
This is a good time to work through any differences you may have had on the job or with people with whom you share daily activities, dear Taurus. This is also a fine time for coming to fair agreements and cooperation. Your spirit is generous now and this week as Venus, your ruler, aligns with Jupiter both by a parallel and later a conjunction. This brings out your desire to be the best you can be, and stimulates a sense that you have the freedom to do more. For some, this can bring out a tendency to indulge or gamble, which probably should be tamed. Otherwise, this is a time for feeling some form of relief from stress and good humor.
There is a general spirit of cooperation around you today, dear Gemini, even if some tension is generated this afternoon surrounding power dynamics or a miscommunication. You may be in the position of mediator now. Interactions are mutually beneficial and supportive today. It’s easy to connect with people who share similar interests or ideas, and if you need to repair a relationship, this is a good time to do so through the power of conversation and reason. Seeing both sides to the story is at the heart of this.
While there could be tension in a partnership today, dear Cancer, it’s generally of the positive variety. What’s stirred up now can lead to positive change. There is good energy for communications in general today, and particularly with or about family. Today and this week, you can enjoy healthier or at least kinder communications with others, making it a great time to reach out and make that connection that you may have been considering. It’s also a generally good week for presenting your ideas, taking tests, and doing interviews. You are coming across as quite approachable and friendly.
There can be much going on in your daily life now, dear Leo, and your expertise or know-how could be in demand right now. You could be involved in negotiating or mediating, or leading and guiding others on a particular subject. Someone may be having a wonderful influence on your personal awareness, and you might also be helping others to discover important things about yourself. Today and the next several days are particularly strong for making beneficial connections. More trust and faith could develop through the conversations you have now.
This is a strong time for discussing finances or business plans with someone you trust or an adviser, dear Virgo. There is good energy for working through troubled areas with strong powers of reason and a sense that you can get a handle on things. It seems a little better if you put your head together with someone. While there can be some tension today regarding overdoing in certain areas, you’re in a great position to make good judgment calls. Venus in your sign is forming empowering connections with other planets today and this coming week, and this is a good sign that others are on your side, or that reaching out has its rewards.
You are especially clear and articulate today and in the next few days as well, dear Libra. You might excel at any activity that involves communicating, selling, teaching, guiding, and negotiating. You could be the voice of reason today, although this afternoon can stimulate any tension that may have been brewing on the home front. Fortunately, this is generally a feel-good time when you feel you can accomplish more of what you want to do, and rise above some of the concerns that have recently bogged you down. Meeting someone from your past is quite possible now with Venus quite active this week in your solar twelfth house, a house of karma and ruling over matters of the past and loose ends in general.
This is a good day for thinking through matters from the past that have been weighing heavily on your mind or heart, dear Scorpio, and reaching a reasonable conclusion. You could also be sorting out or tying up loose ends, putting finishing touches on a project, or sharing something private with someone you trust who might help you make sense of it. There is a nice sense today and this week that you have the opportunity or incentive to accomplish things you never thought possible. Connecting with friends is a stronger desire than it has been, and you may very well make a mutually beneficial connection now. Matters of the heart are pleasant and surprising.
Your capacity for achievement is great, dear Sagittarius, and you could find that circumstances seem to be lining up in such a way that you’re able to perform at your peak. There is a strong drive to fill your potential these days, and a real sense that you have that opportunity. This is a good day for healing mind and body, and it’s also strong for examining your goals and ideas and deciding which ones are most attainable or reasonable. There can be a fortunate encounter made now, or a conversation with a friend that is somehow empowering.
You could be turned to for advice or as an expert on a subject today, dear Capricorn, and you are communicating with both fairness and an air of authority. It’s a generally good time to present an idea or to feel respected. There could be the need to partner up in order to meet or pursue a goal, and while you are often a rather solitary and independent person when it comes to your work, there can be fortunate connections made now. Now and this week, you can be feeling strongly optimistic. It’s a pleasant and opportunity-filled time for learning, publishing, expanding a project, or turning around an area of your life that needs some special attention. Be positive and willing to extend yourself. You could be feeling some sort of calling towards a particular subject now.
This can be a wonderful day, and in some respects week ahead, in which to feel more empowered and positive about the future, dear Aquarius. You might discover how to control a part of yourself that previously controlled you, and this can boost your confidence. Work matters can improve or move to a new level, and this takes a load off. You could feel more in charge of your life now. This is a good day for sharing personal philosophies, ideas, or pearls of wisdom. You could connect with someone who shares an interest or with whom you feel comfortable about communicating your pet interests and ideas.
Today and in the coming days, connections with others can be especially helpful, dear Pisces. Partnerships and close relationships can be surprising, pleasant, and prosperous. This is not a time when you are inclined to want to go it alone, and in fact, others’ input can be very helpful. It’s a good day for reasonable and satisfying discussions about topics that typically are a little sensitive or avoided. Opening up to others somehow invites more opportunities into your life. There is more generosity and a spirit of goodwill in your interactions now that can be especially pleasing, although some friendships can be a little touchy this afternoon.
You are self-expressive and animated in speech. Your memory is outstanding when it comes to the “little things” that you pick up from others and when it comes to the past. You are curious and possess a dual nature–sometimes chatty and rational, and other times withdrawn and moody. You are quite determined and possess resolve. With good business sense and the ability to “read” people well, you are likely to enjoy much success in life as you age. You have the rare gift of the ability to be assertive and charming at the same time. You are charming, creative, and personable.
Famous people born today: Evander Holyfield, John Lithgow, John Le Carre, Robert Reed, Jason Reitman, Desmond Harrington.
This can be a strong day for all things related to career and work, dear Aries, as well as reputation or public relations. Someone may speak highly of you or recommend your work. You could be feeling especially “in tune” with your goals and quite confident about moving forward with new or improved ventures. This can also be a time for coming up with creative business ideas. Generally speaking, it’s a strong day for making business moves or decisions. A feeling of being on top of things is the best place to be, so avoid taking on too much, but think big if your mind is going that way.
Easy energy is with you for connecting today, dear Taurus, as well as for gaining new and interesting experiences and for appreciation of people in your life. Loving or romantic feelings are elevated and possibly become a driving force now, and there is more cooperation, or at least less resistance, from others. You can find it easy to slip into a playful or serious frame of mind without much effort, and this boosts both work and social life. Solving a problem or seeing a problem in a whole new light related to work or health can give you a boost. You are radiating a nice amount of confidence.
Your love feelings tend to run more deeply than usual now, dear Gemini. There can be a magical quality to intimacy today. It’s a good time for one-to-one interactions, and if a bond could use some healing or elevation, it’s a good time to make this happen. You can get the backing you need, and intuition regarding relationships is powerful. You may be feeling that with some effort and direction, you can succeed at pretty much anything you set out to do. Listen to what family members have to say now – advice tends to be wise. Strengthening ties with loved ones can help you across the board, as it can fill you with confidence.
People tend to respond especially well to you today, dear Cancer. You are attracting appealing people, or positive and loving experiences with a person, into your life. This is a time when you are especially gracious and others appreciate your input. Today’s energies are good for coming to agreements. It’s a fine time to reach out if you are looking for different perspectives or advice, as well as for sealing a deal in a communications or learning endeavor. You continue to feel real excitement for recent and upcoming projects or new interests, and people around you are more receptive to your ideas.
Others are more obliging than usual with you today, dear Leo. Work efforts fare best if there is some creativity and imagination in the mix. Intuition for business, money, work, research, discrepancies, analysis, and health matters is very strong today. In fact, you can feel especially motivated to get going on an important project or to share some of your work with others. It’s a good day to make changes in self-care programs, to resolve to quit a bad habit, or to reorganize your environment in ways that improve your productivity.
This is a wonderful day for personal appeal and natural charm, dear Virgo, with the Moon in your creative and romantic solar fifth house harmonizing with Venus, Mars, and Jupiter in your sign. It’s a great time for attracting and pursuing what you want – you are a magnet right now, but you’re also willing to put the effort towards making things happen. You’re in a pleasingly sociable and creative mood, and could find yourself naturally gravitating towards positive situations and people, perhaps finding yourself exactly where you need to be at the right time. It’s a good time to apply yourself to a long-term project and for motivation levels in general.
You can be especially interested in bringing more harmony to your home life, both on emotional and aesthetic levels. There is warmth in your approach to others, although you tend to fare better behind the scenes on some level at the moment. Building your nest and tending to your innermost or spiritual needs comes naturally now, and this is exactly what you need now. You could be coming off in pleasingly mysterious ways to others. Even so, there is strong energy for solving problems in the practical or intellectual worlds that you may want to take advantage of. Look for opportunities to express your talents or knowledge.
Today there is a little more emphasis on the sharing of daily events – the little things – with a loved one or with friends, dear Scorpio. It doesn’t take much effort to keep exchanges lively and spirited. You are bringing a large amount of appeal and charm to your communications. You might come to a satisfying agreement with someone or you simply enjoy the ability to kick back and be yourself without explanation. Love and attraction are strong notes in your life, but friendship seems to be your biggest priority and what’s bringing in the most rewards right now.
This is a day for turning your attention to those things that make you feel most comfortable, dear Sagittarius, and taking special care of them. Establish your needs and wants, and explore ways to satisfy them now. Your ruler, Jupiter, once again aligns with Mars, this time in declination, and this serves to boost energy levels as well as personal courage, passion, and desire. The day is likely to be busy and productive, and you tend to be in comfortable demand. There can be progress made on the career or life-path front, which is especially satisfying to you right now, as you have a strong sense for the long view.
This can be a day in which your charm is enhanced, dear Capricorn, and the very qualities that you exude naturally are more appreciated and rewarded. The Moon is in your sign all day and generally well-supported by other bodies, and you are more in touch with the gentler, more emotional and receptive side of your nature. You are especially interesting to others, and your ability to flow along with your environment helps with natural timing. Your sense for what projects and moves have true potential is on point now.
There can be a real feeling of support today, dear Aquarius, and you might come to an understanding with someone or about a matter from the past. It’s also a good day for intuition on business and financial matters. The Moon is in your privacy sector all day, emphasizing the need for some level of emotional retreat. You are seeing all angles to a story now, or more layers to an issue, and the chance of gaining peace of mind is strong. Someone may communicate romantic interest in a subtle manner today. You are feeling hopeful and optimistic.
Supportive energy for relationships is with you today, dear Pisces, as well as the chance to bring a stronger spirit of acceptance to your interactions. Friends are drawn to you and you come across in a pleasingly attractive manner, making it a good time to make connections and present yourself and your ideas. This is a pleasing day for love, friendship, and business matters, and a partner is showing sincere interest and concern for your needs. For best results, stay active and involved. Things seem to be better in teams or pairs for you these days.
Communication might be dicey this week but you won’t care. That’s because romance will be off the charts! Mercury squares Pluto on Thursday and opposes Uranus on Sunday. Because of this, you might want to avoid forcing your sweetie into any decision or giving him or her any ultimatum. Instead, focus on the power of love. On Friday, Venus and Pluto will be at a gorgeous trine and on Sunday, Venus embraces Jupiter. With this much positive support for relationships, you’ll feel the power and possibilities of love.
Aries Horoscope Mar 21 – Apr 19
You might feel like you and your partner are anywhere this week but on the same wavelength. Communication if you’re in a committed relationship might seem downright impossible! Do your best to navigate past these frustrating (and temporary) mental roadblocks without creating unnecessary problems in your partnership. If single, an office romance might heat up this week. It might be too hot to handle but oh so worth it!
Taurus Horoscope Apr 20 – May 20
Romance is off the charts for you this week! Of course, these days you probably feel that you’re getting more love opportunity than you have in quite some time. Don’t question it — relish it! On Friday and Saturday, love planet Venus, now in your 5th House of Pleasure, will be at gorgeous angles to both Pluto and Jupiter. Romance is transformative, fulfilling and expansive. You’ll feel so blessed to share love with your special someone.
Gemini Horoscope May 21 – Jun 20
No matter how hard you try, it might feel like it’s impossible to get what you want out of your lover. The problem isn’t even connected to how you feel about each other. It’s more about irreconcilable differences that threaten to disrupt any potential the two of you have for peace. Be the bigger person and ask yourself if it’s more important to be right or to be in love. At the end of the week, you might regret any hasty words or decisions. Do yourself a favor — avoid them.
Cancer Horoscope Jun 21 – Jul 22
You’ll have a magnificent opportunity to restore your relationship this week by having a deep and meaningful conversation with your partner on Friday. The two of you might finally come to an agreement about a matter that neither one of you wanted to concede on previously. Suddenly, it’ll feel as if it’s almost effortless to compromise. Then, on Sunday, you and your love will enjoy freely expressing your love for one another. You might get too expressive and sentimental but who cares? You’re in love.
Leo Horoscope Jul 23 – Aug 22
Communication won’t be your strong suit this week so do your best to avoid getting into weighty conversations with your partner if you can. There seems to be a frustrating energy that will put the two of you on polar opposite ends of the viewpoint spectrum no matter how hard you try to see each other’s perspective. The good news? Finances look wonderful this week and if your lover doesn’t ruffle your feathers you’ll probably enjoy an indulgent weekend together.
Virgo Horoscope Aug 23 – Sep 22
Your love life might seem too good to be true this week. On Friday, Venus and Pluto will be at a perfect angle to one another emphasizing the best when it comes to the power of love. You are truly blessed with this aspect since Venus will be in your sign and Pluto is moving through your true love sector. Then, on Sunday, Venus and Jupiter embrace in your sign. Love is divine and you’re oozing beauty and joy. What could be better?
Libra Horoscope Sep 23 – Oct 22
If you can manage to get through this week unscathed in the love department, you’ll truly be thrilled. Unfortunately, it will be much easier said than done. Although Mercury is in your sign (helping you communicate your agenda) it appears no one will want to listen. You might come on too strong as you attempt to convey your opinion or desires. Kick it down a notch (or ten) and then you might have some luck. Also, remember to keep private affairs private. If not, you’ll unravel your partner. Discretion is rewarded. So is tact.
Scorpio Horoscope Oct 23 – Nov 21
A conversation with one of your pals might be exactly what you need this week to help you make a life changing decision about your love life. Instead of relying on your own thoughts — or discussing your love life with a relative — consider opening up to a trusted friend. You’ll be surprised. Another possibility is that you and a friend will be ready to take your connection to the next level. That’s right … lovers.
Sagittarius Horoscope Nov 22 – Dec 21
Avoid making any hasty decisions about your love or social life this week. If you make a social commitment with your sweetheart it’s possible that you’ll need to cancel last minute, and your lover will not be happy about it! Instead, do what you can to keep your schedule fluid. Don’t make promises you might not be able to keep. Although your lover won’t like hearing this, he or she will at least appreciate your honesty.
Capricorn Horoscope Dec 22 – Jan 19
Your love life might be so enchanting this week that it opens up new and exciting doors for you without you even trying. Perhaps your lover has a fascinating spiritual or philosophical perspective he or she wants to share with you. On Friday, it’ll bring you closer than you ever imagined since you’re likely to resonate with it at a deeply profound level. Then, on Sunday, you’ll be more optimistic about your love life than you have in quite some time. As you should.
Aquarius Horoscope Jan 20 – Feb 18
Finances for you and your partner continue to glow. This week it’s possible that a major payout from a behind the scenes source will put you and your mate on a whole new level. Now, you’ll have the kind of money you need to make a real dent in your financial goals together. This might be due to a settlement or inheritance payout but whatever the details, it’s likely to be noticeable.
Pisces Horoscope Feb 19 – Mar 20
Your heart and soul is in your relationship these days. Thankfully, it appears that you and your mate are truly in a magical place together. In fact, a happy union is all but promised with the kind of planetary patterns you’re enjoying! That’s right; it’s your time for true soul mate love. On Friday, it’s possible that you and your sweetheart will work towards manifesting a mutual dream. On Sunday, romantic vibes overflow. Enjoy every drop of love.
The Balance of the Signs & the Elements for Monday, October 19th
Meticulous, discriminating, pure, practical, health conscious, hard working. Can be hyper-critical, petty and perfectionistic.
Even-handed, harmonious, artistic, diplomatic, balancing, strong sense of fairness. Can be over- compromising, appeasing, judgmental.
Disciplined, responsible, reliable, industrious, conscientious, practical, achieving. Can be pessimistic, overly conventional, rigid, materialistic.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
We are not very goal-oriented right now, or motivation to pursue our goals may be waning/lacking. Changes feel overwhelming. Enthusiasm may be low, we argue less, and we think more than we take action.
We are especially in touch with the physical world. We consider what we’ve learned and experienced in the past in order to make the most of the present. We can be cautious, practical, and possibly unimaginative. We are deliberate and can pace ourselves well. We need hands-on experience and are not impressed with theory as much as we are with results. Routines are tolerable and comforting.
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.
BALANCE OF MODES
We are ready to take action and to take on challenges, and can become frustrated with stagnant conditions.
We may be open to change but may not have much follow-through.
The Moon is in Capricorn all day (until Tuesday, October 20th, at 9:37 PM).
The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase.
A New Moon occurred on the 12th, and a First Quarter Moon will occur tomorrow.
Your world seems solid and formed, indeed that is true and obvious. Yet there is Truth that is not as obvious – some of it formed by invisible forces, some of it mere potential awaiting conditions to form.
We have said continually that you live in a world, a reality, of conditions. As you release resistance to these conditions, they become a structure for change, not a mere limitation. Condition is an active force, so its application is in the visible realm. Condition is the benefit of time for linear steps, it is the formulating of ideas into specific creation. It is valuable and part of life on Earth.
Unconditionality has its place here, too. It is the invisible openness that allows new form. It is a passive force, so its power is in the invisible realm. It is supported by Letting Go of inner pain and resistance. It is supported by Seeing the Potentials with an open heart and mind.
As you form your world, your life; you are balancing your interaction with the conditions of life and your unconditional potential within. Your inner strength determines your ability to shift conditions in the external world. Strength is your ability to interact with life as it is, and see benefit and new potential in any challenge. Think about that for a moment. Any challenge has benefit. Will you take that benefit and create a new life with it, ultimately a new world with it? Any challenge creates new potential. You are the new potential.
As we sit to Blast Forming Anew, we are actively creating a new potential within and nurturing its growth into this physical realm. We are well with the conditions of time and the collective of humanity, for change is constant and improvement is the natural evolution of Life. We are recognizing support from within and from others, as our intent of Love magnetizes those of like resonance. We are strengthening through support and challenge, for both are Life calling us to more Love, more focus, more active creation. We are open to Life with an excitement that understands Life is within and it is Forming Anew through us. Blast on!
The Karmic Tools Weekly Forecast covers the current planetary transits which affect people in different ways and to various degrees of intensity. Take notice when it is a Personal planet (Sun / Moon / Mercury / Venus / Mars) interacting with a Social (Jupiter/Saturn) or Collective planet (Uranus / Neptune/Pluto). And pay extremely close attention when it is a Social planet interacting with a Collective planet because that means something *big* is brewing that will move large groups of people along their evolutionary paths. Tuning in to the energy and rhythm of the planets can serve as a useful *guide* as you move along your Individual Path. It also helps to understand your place within the context of the larger Social & Collective Story. Below, you will find out how these energies tend to manifest, as well as guidance and direction.
*NOTE* There are some days when there are NO CONTACTS (besides the Moon), please note that there are no missing entries, we just list the actual Activations of each week + the day they happen.
This energy is a tough, yet powerful one. It’s Highest expression would be to focus on your inner discovery and development. It enables you to look beneath the surface to some core drives and gain some valuable insights and thus, choose a plan of action based on your discovery. You will want to know all the hidden meanings behind decisions you’ve made or want to make soon. Dig – you will find more than you think you’re ready for, but apparently the Universe thinks differently! Pay attention and try not to worry about what anyone else thinks or believes. This energy’s flip-side is to make you obsess over one particular idea and try to force others to your way of thinking. That is a bottomless pit – you cannot truly change the way other people think – you can only change the way you think and hope it enlightens others along the way … and it will, for those who are tuned in to your level. Try to only focus on you and your direction.
This energy tends to “intensify” relationships and/or emotions. You may feel extremely drawn to someone, emotionally as well as physically. You may feel the intense need to express your love, mentally, emotionally and physically. This energy is great for bringing deeper insights to the surface, which ultimately should strengthen any relationship. A new relationship started under this influence will have an intensity about it, as will any form of expression (artistic and otherwise).
The Moon today is in a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.
Phase Details for – Monday, October 19, 2015
Phase: Waxing Crescent
Moon Age: 6.03 days
Moon Angle: 0.52
Moon Distance: 382,075.78 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 148,988,139.51 km