Astronomy Picture of the Day – The Fractured North Pole of Saturn’s Enceladus

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2015 October 21

The Fractured North Pole of Saturn’s Enceladus
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute


Explanation: The north pole of Saturn’s moon Enceladus is unexpectedly fascinating and complex. Previous to the latest flyby of the robotic Cassini spacecraft, the northern region was known mostly for its unusually high abundance of craters. Last week’s flyby, however, returned images of unprecedented detail, including the featured image showing the expected craters coupled with an unexpected and circuitous pattern of picturesque cracks and fractures. Broken terrain has been recorded at lower latitudes, with deep canyons dubbed Tiger Stripes near Enceladus’ South Pole. The fractures may further indicate global interplay between the surface and potential seas underneath, seas that future missions might target for signs of life.

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Your Daily Influences for October 21

Your Daily Influences
October 21, 2015


Ace of Pentacles
Prosperity, pleasure and beauty can be realized.











Berkano is the Rune of birth and rebirth. This may symbolize a time when you are capable of great personal growth. Love may be in the air as well.





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.

Shuffling The Cards, Your Past, Present & Future Reading for Oct. 21

Shuffling the Cards, Your Past Present & Future Reading for Today Using the Ancient Symbol Cards


Past Influence whose impact on your life is waning.

The Believer

The Believer represents Faith and the realization that you have an important place in the workings of the Universe. Although The Believer may not always understand why things are the way they are, they none-the-less feel an underlying cosmic rhythm which is moving events in a direction that is good. The Believer rejoices in their celestial role, because they realize their life has purpose on a grand scale.



Present Influence whose impact on your life is very strong.


Altruism denotes the noble act of giving to those in need without the expectation of a return. The act of giving has been seen as one of humankind’s greatest attributes throughout history. It is honored in nearly every culture. To give is a gift to both those who receive and those who give. Giving is usually associated with addressing the material needs of others, but the gift given can take many forms such as wisdom or protection or simply a shoulder to cry on.




Future influence whose impact on your life is growing and will be very strong in the future.


Solitude is represented by a single person standing at the end of a boardwalk staring out at a vast, empty panorama. They are truly alone, but may not feel loneliness. They are at a place in their life where the need to withdraw from the our secular world is strong, because their focus should be on their inner self, their morality, and their dreams. The view before them is empty, but it is a canvas on which they may paint their future–a future restricted only by the size of their imagination and courage. For them Solitude is a choice. They chose to take the walkway that distances them from the rest of us. It is also a choice that can be undone. Just as they chose to take a path that leads them away from us, they may choose to turn around and come back at anytime.

Your Ancient Symbol Card for October 21 is Solitude

Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today


Solitude is represented by a single person standing at the end of a boardwalk staring out at a vast, empty panorama. They are truly alone, but may not feel loneliness. They are at a place in their life where the need to withdraw from the our secular world is strong, because their focus should be on their inner self, their morality, and their dreams. The view before them is empty, but it is a canvas on which they may paint their future–a future restricted only by the size of their imagination and courage. For them Solitude is a choice. They chose to take the walkway that distances them from the rest of us. It is also a choice that can be undone. Just as they chose to take a path that leads them away from us, they may choose to turn around and come back at anytime.

As a daily card, Solitude suggest a period in which you need to distance yourself from those around you and explore your inner-self, what is driving your day to day life and decide if you are really on the life path that is best for you. This is a time to revitalize your spirit, and draw your dreams for the future.

Your Daily Witches Rune for Oct. 21st is The Blank Rune

Witches Rune for the Day

The Blank Rune

Meaning: This is a rune of difficulty and negative influences will rule your life for a time, but as all difficulties are a learning experience it will lead to improved personal perspective and progress on your life’s path. Always consult the surrounding runes with this stone. If it lies with a positive stone, it indicates that the pain of this experience will lead to a beneficial change in circumstances.

Your Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for October 21st is The Emperor

Your Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for Today

The Emperor

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.


Casting the Stones, Your Past, Present & Future Reading for Oct. 21

Your Past, Present, & Future Reading for Today

This is a three Rune cast intended to shed light on what is, what was, and what will be.

The Past

Ansuz represents mankind’s spiritual connection to God and the universe. It is often referred to as the “God Rune.” This Rune embodies reason, truth and justice. It denotes the coming of knowledge and true counsel from a higher authority.


The Present

The Sun Rune, denotes power and strength. That which you want may be attained. Sowilo also denotes mental clarity and added warmth to your relationships.


The Future

Laguz is the feminine Rune. It denotes a deep sexuality and fertility. Laguz also represents that which is ever changing and renewal. You may be in a tremendous spiritual growth period.

Your Daily Rune for October 21 is Kenaz


bw-kenazYour Rune For Today

Kenaz foretells the coming of clarity and knowledge. It is time for you to grow by exchanging knowledge with others. Opportunities are upon you.

Additional information about Today’s Rune, Kenaz

kenaz : torch


Phonetic equivalent: k (can also be used as a hard ‘c’)


wisdom, insight, solution to a problem, creativity, inspiration, enlightenment


for creative inspiration, aid in study, fertility, dispelling anxiety and fear


Mimir, the Dwarfs, Muspellheim


In modern usage, the Scottish ‘ken’ means to know or understand, and this is the sense in which the rune should interpreted. Today, light, inspiration and knowledge are often associated, as in ‘gaining enlightenment’ and ‘shedding light on the problem’, and even in the image of a lightbulb going on over someone’s head when they get an idea. To bring light is to make the invisible visible.Unlike the wisdom gained at þurisaz, kenaz only allows us to take bits and pieces of this knowledge away with us as we need it, usually at the discretion of the Gods. This knowledge will generally come in the form of a sudden inspiration, and we will be able to see clearly the answer that was once hidden from us. This form of wisdom is more closely associated with the right half of the brain than the left, since it does not come through conscious effort but rather through passively opening one’s self to it. Thus, a more feminine element is added to our journeyer’s experience.

The act of bringing light into the darkness is also a creative one. Again consider the image of the person carrying a torch , representing the masculine elements of fire and air, entering the cave and penetrating the feminine realm of earth and water. This joining of masculine and feminine elements results in the creation of new ideas. In physical terms, this can be correlated to the application of fire to mold and shape matter – the art of the smith.


Today’s I Ching Hexagram for October 21st is 19: Arriving

Today’s I Ching Hexagram

October 21, 2015


19: Arriving

Put your health and finances in the forefront. Expect hardships and challenges.
Line One of Your Hexagram is a 9:
Your achievements will be honored. Expect praise from your family and associates.
Line Two of Your Hexagram is a 9:
Remain steadfast in your decisions. A great moment is near.
Line Three of Your Hexagram is a 6:
You are close to entering the limelight. Be patient. Preparedness guarantees nothing will go wrong.
Line Four of Your Hexagram is a 6:
Your hard work and persistence have paid off. Congratulations!
Line Five of Your Hexagram is a 6:
Respect your friends and associates. Keep your best foot forward.
Line Six of Your Hexagram is a 6:
Be kind and compassionate toward those you have beaten. Respect friends and family.

Your Personal Tarot Desire Cards for October 21st

Your Desire Cards

This reading focuses on your ambitions and dreams.

The Wheel of Fortune

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.

When The World or The Fool are among your personal cards, the influence of The Wheel of Fortune may be increased. Having The Hierophant or The Emperor in your personal cards may diminish the influence of The Wheel of Fortune.

The Magus

The Magus is the physical embodiment of decisive action based upon knowledge and aimed squarely at specific goals. While firmly set in the material world, he none-the-less has a powerful spiritual connection as well. His knowledge, wisdom and skill are all encompassing. He is complete. His power as a creator is unmatched on our earthly plane. He is self-aware and unafraid to act. His enormous strength gives him the freedom to act as he chooses. However, responsibility comes with that freedom. Because he is not bound to the restraints of others he must choose how to act. The question that always lies before him is should he act morally, or forsake ethics for personal gain.

When The Chariot is among your personal cards, the influence of The Magus may be increased. Having The Empress or Hanged Man in your personal cards may diminish the influence of The Magus.

Your Daily Tarot Card for October 21st is Temperance

Your Personal Daily Tarot Card


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, reenergize. Through Temperance success and contentment are found by practicing self-restraint, and using balance to create your own “shelter from the storm.”.




Get A Jump On Tomorrow, Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, October 22

Get A Jump On Tomorrow,

Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, October 22nd

by Rick Levine


General Horoscope
A sudden revision of plans may be necessary today as stability gives way to the pressure of changing circumstances when immovable Saturn crosses paths with irrepressible Uranus. Paradoxically, it’s impossible to expect the unexpected. A surprise may trigger deep conflict as rational Mercury squares passionate Pluto. Luckily, the quirky Aquarius Moon enables us to shift directions quickly once it becomes obvious that we cannot stick to our old ways.


Aries Horoscope Mar 21 – Apr 19
Nothing is to be gained by letting your anger distract you from what you need to say today. Even if your discomfort seems to be approaching a flash point, you don’t have to automatically throw a burning match into the emotional tinder. The current situation is crazy enough without you adding to the volatility. Bite your tongue, take a few deep breaths and put on a happy face. Then, state your case as gently as possible. Remaining calm, cool and collected enables you to deliver your message with the greatest impact.


Taurus Horoscope Apr 20 – May 20
You’re tempted to take risks today that you might normally never consider. It’s nearly impossible to contain your energy while steady Saturn is at odds with unstable Uranus. You’re uncharacteristically restless and may even be on the prowl for mischief. Acknowledging the intensity of your desires now empowers you to handle them with grace and maturity; denying your feelings only causes them to grow stronger. Strive to be unconventional without turning your life upside down in the process.


Gemini Horoscope May 21 – Jun 20
You could be in for quite a wonderful surprise today as something totally unexpected grabs your attention. However, don’t move too fast if you feel a knot in the bottom of your stomach. What you see is not the whole story and trusting your intuition can save you from yourself. Ultimately, it’s not a good idea to take the bait unless you are ready to go on a ride to points unknown. Stop moving for a minute, block out the noise and re-establish your center. The answer will be crystal clear once you listen to your heart.


Cancer Horoscope Jun 21 – Jul 22
You’re obsessed with your ambitions today and already have a serious plan in mind to reach your goals. However, expressing your needs up front may be out of character for you. Even if you tend to be shy, you currently have the potential to rattle everyone’s cage by acting impulsively. Don’t spend too much energy resisting if your emotions are carrying you into new territory. A wonderful experience might be just around the next bend if you have the courage to take a leap of faith and go there.


Leo Horoscope Jul 23 – Aug 22
Think twice before jumping into a new friendship or partnership today. Unfortunately, it may be tricky to see how deep the water actually is from your current vantage point on the shore. Even if you’re an accomplished swimmer, the emotional currents can shift quickly now, making it challenging to predict which direction you’re heading. Luckily, you could build a strong foundation for a relationship if you just remember to proceed with caution when sharing your heart. Dipping your toe in the shallow end to test the temperature is a good place to start.


Virgo Horoscope Aug 23 – Sep 22
You long to express your ambitions creatively today, but it can be a scary proposition if you feel threatened by someone’s harsh criticism. You might believe you’re being unnecessarily singled out, yet your immediate reaction may be overstated. Fortunately, you’re in a much stronger position now than you think and there’s no need to defend your motives or fight back with your sharp tongue. Just follow your original plan and others will applaud when they see you in action. The proof is in the pudding.


Libra Horoscope Sep 23 – Oct 22
Although you may be feeling on edge today because everyone is busy pursuing their own interests, you have a natural ability to cope gracefully as the airy Aquarius Moon harmonizes with the Sun in peace-seeking Libra. Nevertheless, people might act irresponsibly when it comes to meeting their obligations; thankfully, you’re repeatedly able to reestablish your balance with ease. Don’t be afraid to make an important decision now, even if you wish you could keep your options open longer. Whether or not you can rely on anyone else, your instincts will lead you in the right direction.


Scorpio Horoscope Oct 23 – Nov 21
You wish you could fast-forward reality to get through this rocky part of your journey. However, your life is in better shape now than you realize, even if you’re having trouble shaking off free-floating anxiety. It’s just that you crave more emotional stability and the current uncertainty may trigger unusual feelings of helplessness or fear today. It’s understandable to feel uneasy when your relationships or finances are in transition. Thankfully, focusing on the myriad of possibilities ahead enables you to be more positive in the present moment.


Sagittarius Horoscope Nov 22 – Dec 21
Your social life is in the midst of turmoil today, yet your inner voice continues to quietly sing, “Everything’s going to be alright.” Unfortunately, you may be strangely reluctant to listen to your optimistic instincts when it comes to your relationships. However, circumstances could spiral out of control if you allow yourself to lose hope. Maintain your spiritual equilibrium now; the strength of your convictions will gently lead you through the maze of confusion. Success is yours as long as you keep the faith.


Capricorn Horoscope Dec 22 – Jan 19
You are deeply committed to the long haul when it comes to your career. Obstacles that pop up in your path only increase your resolve to succeed. But you may wonder now if you made a bad decision along the way, especially if you’re not climbing the proverbial ladder as fast as you expected. Nevertheless, continue your disciplined approach to your daily routine without making major adjustments today; your sincere efforts will begin to bear fruit very soon. Perseverance is your secret to success.


Aquarius Horoscope Jan 20 – Feb 18
It seems as if lightning is striking all around you, yet you’re not in any immediate danger now. Remain emotionally available in your relationships, even if you feel the impulse to isolate yourself from others. Ultimately, your security derives from facing your fears about being alone. All you need to do is accept the current ambiguity along with your independence. There’s no reason to fix anything today; just enjoy the electricity in the air and do your best to stay out of trouble.


Pisces Horoscope Feb 19 – Mar 20
You might try to shirk off the responsibility for your current situation, but it’s not helpful to blame the crisis of the moment on external circumstances. There’s a lot more going on than anyone realizes; it’s just that you may not know which feelings to trust. Rather than looking to someone else for your answers, tap into your inner fountain of wisdom. Let your emotions come and go without attachment. When you can find your peace in the calm eye of the hurricane, the storm will quickly pass.

If You Were Born Today, October 21


If You Were Born Today, October 21

You are progressive and possess much dynamism and enthusiasm. Your life is characterized by emotional ups and downs, and you are a sensitive person who picks up much–perhaps too much–from your environment. At times you feel overloaded, but your will is strong and you are extremely resilient. In fact, you can be greatly stubborn at times! Highly magnetic, your communication skills are notable. You could be a natural teacher.

Famous people born today: Carrie Fisher, Patti Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Kim Kardashian.

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Halloween Costumes for the Zodiac

Halloween Costumes for the Zodiac

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, October 21st





Your Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, October 21st



Aries Horoscope

You can be filled with a desire to make changes today, dear Aries, particularly to your routines, work, or health. While not everything is likely to go as you plan, it’s a fine day for recognizing the need for change in general. Temper your enthusiasm with some realism, and you’re in the best shape to take on projects and plans that will truly improve your life. For some, unexpected events can lead to the need to rearrange your schedule or take charge of a work and health matter. Work and daily habits require an innovative approach.



This is a powerful, or at the very least exciting, time for romantic appeal, desires, personal expression, and creative ideas, dear Taurus. Ideas or attractions can emerge almost as if out of the blue. You can be filled with a desire to express your talents, artistic abilities, or even your feelings for someone. You can enjoy a blast of courage when it comes to going after what you want. A sudden meeting with an exciting friend or a new attraction can occur now. Not all desires emerging now are likely to stick, but it can be an important day for discovering needs or wants that you haven’t acknowledged in the past.



This is an important time to make improvements and changes to your family life or in your relationships with loved ones, dear Gemini. Opening up, communicating more, and improving domestic conditions can be among the changes you make now. Be cautious about making huge changes if desires come on suspiciously quickly, but keep yourself open to new methods and directions for handling old problems. You may get a chance to deal with an ongoing issue that has been dividing you with close friends and acquaintances. Focus on finding a balance and avoid the mindset that you have to choose one over the other.



There can be interesting new developments, ideas, and interests today, dear Cancer, with Venus and Mars in your sector of communications connecting with erratic, progressive Uranus by parallel. While you may want to watch for impulsive speech, this can be a fun time for discovery. New avenues for expressing yourself, getting around, or connecting can open now. Information or news coming in could steer you towards making important changes. There may be some frustration to deal with when it comes to getting better organized, but consider that the more you tidy up your routines, the more peace of mind you’ll enjoy, which can give you the chance to explore new options and interests.



This can be a time of new developments or unusual events surrounding business or financial matters, dear Leo, and of innovative new ideas or recognition. While sudden impulses to spend should probably be tamed, this is a good time to consider new methods, technologies, or products and how these can improve your life, and particularly business matters. There can be a subtle new direction that you’re heading in due to ideas or news coming to you today. Desires that come on a little too suddenly may not be winners or they might not stick, but if you can distinguish between true intuition and restless stirrings, you can tap into some exciting things now.


Virgo Symbol/Glyph

There is a lot of energy with you today, dear Virgo, and some of it is on the impulsive side. You need to weigh at least some sides of a situation before pushing forward. Pace yourself and avoid recklessness in order to prevent mixups. Pay attention to flashes of insight, but be wise in your choices. Play with ideas before putting them into motion, particularly if they come out of the blue. This can be a day of interesting synchronicity or surprise. This may be a time to deal with issues of power dynamics in a family relationship, or with debts and money matters that have been causing you stress.


Libra Glyph-Symbol

There could be something resurfacing today that seems out of the blue, dear Libra, but that may be an important reminder to tie up a loose end from the past. Impulses are strong, and desires can come on with great force, and they’re likely to do with something private or behind closed doors with twelfth house energy strong in your life right now. Consider consequences, but if you need to break out of a bad habit or a frustrating circumstance, this electric energy might give you the push to do so. This can be an interesting day for insight in a relationship, and personal appeal is strong.


Scorpio Symbol Glyph

This can be a day of a few surprises or sudden discoveries, dear Scorpio. The need to effect change comes to the sector of your solar chart that rules your friendships and group associations, as well as your hopes and wishes for the future. Surprising events surrounding a friend can occur today; but this energy can also stimulate a new idea or plan for the future as well. You could do well to discover a way to manage a chaotic schedule or inattention to important routine. Simplifying and organizing your daily routines can help you in other areas of life, and can help you to think more clearly about money matters. Your heart is with your home today, but friends and networking cannot be ignored now.


Sagittarius Glyph Symbol

There can be surprising events and feelings stimulated today, dear Sagittarius. There can be sudden urges to break free from restrictive circumstances, which can be very positive if these urges give you the courage to make constructive changes. Strong-arming from authority figures may not be tolerated right now; career changes can occur. Business or career path ideas coming to you now are unusual, progressive, and innovative. Reacting and acting from the heart are vastly different things, and you’ll be more successful if you honor your instincts. If you’re divided over whether to stick to tradition or to break out with a new plan, try to remind yourself that you may not need to choose between the two – you could do both with a compromise.


Capricorn Symbol/Glyph

You can be itching to do something different, new, and possibly a little adventurous or outside of the routine, dear Capricorn. Energies today might nudge you towards an important discovery or an exciting new interest. There can also be a desire to write or learn a new subject. While new interests can be exciting now, avoid throwing out old ones or making sweeping decisions based on them, as they may not have staying power. However, they may very well stick, so don’t discard anything just yet. Entertain ideas now and consider different angles. Good conversations can occur today that help ground you.



There is innovative or surprising energy with you today, dear Aquarius, particularly surrounding intimate relationships or debts to others, either emotional or material. You may want to clear something up, or eliminate excess baggage. Impulses, desires, and sudden feelings can occur now that might initially confuse you, but the desire to make important changes and to put certain limiting conditions behind you can be empowering. Be flexible today, but also consider waiting to make the bigger decisions. The Moon transiting your sign all day adds more impulsiveness to the already impatient mix! Emotional desires seem like urgent needs. Others are drawn to you now, and personal magnetism is strong.



There can be sudden needs or desires awakened today, dear Pisces, likely involving a relationship. These can prompt you to make changes, but it’s important to work from true instincts rather than sudden impulses or reactions. Expect the unexpected when it comes to others today, and welcome the courage that overcomes you when it comes to making connections or doing something independently. A new development with a special person in your life can prompt a detour or a change, but can also be quite welcome. You may feel a little restrained by the need to pay special attention to work or responsibilities, but if you find a good balance, you might come up with new ideas that you can put into effect when you have more time to do so.

The Balance of the Signs & the Elements for Wednesday, October 21





The Balance of the Signs & the Elements for Wednesday, October 21


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.
Humanitarian, innovative, group conscious, progressive, serving others. Can be rebellious, eccentric, aloof, emotionally superficial, overly extroverted.


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 tend to favor rational, objective thought over emotions, impulses, and feelings at this time. We are more intellectual, fair-minded, and logical in our approach, Ideas flow easily and quickly, we are more communicative and guided by principles, and also somewhat dispassionate or impersonal.
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.


The modes are balanced.