A Little Humor for Your Day – How to Know If You Are A Crone

How to Know If You Are A Crone

1. You can’t remember the original color of your hair, so you just keep dying it to match your garb.
2. All the young Witches treat you with respect-even if your own kids don’t.
3. Your hot flashes are so bad, your coven skips the bonfire and just stands next to you.
4. You hold the midnight ritual at eight so that you can go to bed early.
5. When people talk about worshiping the Old Ones, everyone turns to look at you.



Everyday Witch A to Z: An Amusing, Inspiring & Informative Guide to the Wonderful World of Witchcraft
Deborah Blake

Astronomy Picture of the Day – Unraveling NGC 3169

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

2015 November 6

Unraveling NGC 3169
Image Credit & Copyright: Warren Keller, Steve Mazlin, Jack Harvey, Steve Menaker (SSRO/ UNC/PROMPT/ CTIO)


Explanation: Spiral galaxy NGC 3169 appears to be unraveling in this cosmic scene, played out some 70 million light-years away just below bright star Regulus toward the faint constellation Sextans. Its beautiful spiral arms are distorted into sweeping tidal tails as NGC 3169 (top) and neighboring NGC 3166 interact gravitationally, a common fate even for bright galaxies in the local universe. In fact, drawn out stellar arcs and plumes, indications of gravitational interactions, seem rampant in the deep and colorful galaxy group photo. The picture spans 20 arc minutes, or about 400,000 light-years at the group’s estimated distance, and includes smaller, dimmer NGC 3165 at bottom right. NGC 3169 is also known to shine across the spectrum from radio to X-rays, harboring an active galactic nucleus that is likely the site of a supermassive black hole.

Your Daily Planet Tracker: Mars in Virgo, Now Until November 12

Planet Tracker

Mars in Virgo

Sep 24, 2015 to Nov 12, 2015


On the surface Mars and Virgo seem very different. Mars is direct, impulsive, fiery and impatient, while Virgo is careful, practical and detail-oriented. However, these two share a certain sharpness that can be combined to enhance productivity and higher levels of efficiency.

Neither Mars nor Virgo wants to waste time. Both understand the value of getting a job done with dispatch. This period, then, can help us find out where to cut the fat in our work habits, so that tasks are handled quickly, making time for the development of new skills. Taken to its extreme, however, this focus on results can manifest as ruthless detachment and a lack of concern for the human side of the equation.

The critical (Virgo) attack (Mars) is a negative potential for this period. It’s easy to find fault and express oneself aggressively. If a situation is getting too tense, it may be that someone is frustrated by a lack of efficiency or are feeling a loss of power. Patiently attacking problems in a systematic way can help restore harmony.

Mars in Virgo seems appropriate for the charts of such images of chastity as Brooke Shields and Chelsea Clinton, but how did Amy Fisher get into this group? Therapist John Bradshaw, astronomer Carl Sagan and lawyer F. Lee Bailey were also born with Mars in Virgo, as was Clinton foe Kenneth Starr.

Buddies Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, Magic Johnson, Melanie Griffith, Bonnie Raitt, Kathy Bates, Stevie Nicks and Jacqueline Onassis were also born with Mars in Virgo, as were Dianne Feinstein and Michael Caine. It should be no surprise to find the sharp-tongued Joans-Collins and Rivers-in the group. But, wildmen Evel Knievel, Little Richard and Jerry Garcia, and wild woman Yoko Ono are suprise members of the Mars in Virgo clan.




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Your Daily Influences for November 6th

Your Daily Influences
November 6th, 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.

Your Daily Charm for November 6th is The Dorje

Your Daily Charm for Today

Today’s Meaning:
You are at a physical peak–particularly from a sexual perspective. Enjoy the next few weeks, for they can be remarkable if you let them.

General Description:
In India and Tibet the Dorje or Thunderbolt of Jupiter, is a favorite and greatly valued talisman. It is worn to protect against magic, all spiritual evils and to bring abundance, fruitfulness, and riches. The Dorje is shaped much like a dumb bell with pointed ends, and is the symbol of power and indestructibility. It is supposed to overcome the Buddhist gods Ahi and Vrittra, the serpents, which the Buddhists believe swallow up the waters and cause drought, starvation and death; compelling the serpents to disgorge the waters, and to pour down the fertilizing showers.

Your Animal Spirit for November 6th is The Turtle

Your Animal Spirit for Today
November 6, 2015 


Turtle carries his home on his back, and his question to you today is whether your life is weighed down with “things” that serve no purpose. Everyone loves buying stuff, but do you use shopping, spending, and the acquisition of “things” as a substitute for passion, conviction, commitment? It’s worth thinking about, isn’t it?

Shuffling the Cards, Your Past, Present & Future Reading for Nov. 6th

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 Symbols Card for November 6th is The Rose

Your Ancient Symbols Card for Today

The Rose

The White Rose indicates the need for or the presence of purity of intention. The question to ponder is, “Am I/he/she being self-serving, or other-directed?” The caution is that even if we are reasonably certain our motives are generous, if we are yet attempting to impose our idea of what should be, we are not acting at the level of the White Rose. When the White Rose appears, examine your own and others’ motives, and then trust the answer that brings you true peace of mind.

As a daily card, the Rose denotes a time in which you will be best served by allowing your actions to be guided by what is best for the greatest number even if the path indicated is not the one you feel is best for you.

Your Witches Rune for November 6th is The Ear of Corn


Your Witches Rune

The Ear of Corn

Meaning: This rune represents abundance, success and happiness. This is considered a lucky rune and if leading, it is very positive about your query, whether the query is about finance, business, friendship, partnership or spirituality. In conjunction with the Rings, it indicates a happy and prosperous marriage. With the Sun, it means success in your career, and with Waves, success abroad.

Your Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for November 6th 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 Nov. 6th

Casting the Stones, Your Past, Present & Future Reading for Today


The Past

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.


The Present

Ehwaz represents movement. You may be closing in on reaching your current goals. Your life may be changing for the better. Harmony with others should come easy for you at this time.


The Future

Fehu is the Rune of prosperity, good luck and unbridled creative energies. Being associated with Frey, this Rune is also a powerful omen of fertility. Fehu is one of the three Mother Stones and should never be taken lightly.

Your Daily Rune for Friday, November 5th is Sowilo


bw-sowiloYour Rune For Today

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.


Additional information about Today’s Rune, Sowilo

sowulo : sun

Phonetic equivalent: s

DIVINATORY MEANINGS: success, positive energy, increase, power, activity, fertility, health

MAGICAL USES: energy, strength, success, healing, fertility


ANALYSIS: The sun is held sacred by almost every religion in the world. Its light and warmth symbolize life and growth and all that is good. Norse cosmology describes the sun being driven around the heavens in a chariot and chased by a great wolf, which will devour at Ragnarok. Throughout IndoEuropean Paganism, the sun has frequently been associated with the horse, often described as being carted around the sky by a horse. Both are symbolic of life and fertility, and are usually considered ‘masculine’ in polarity, although in Norse myth the chariot is driven by a girl. The swastika or sun wheel is a constant motif in rock carvings dating Neolithic times, and occurs throughout Europe and Asia. The sun rune itself is a variation on this symbol, and represents motion and energy.

Sowilo marks the end of the second aett, and like wunjo represents success and glory. However, unlike the rest and relaxation of Valhalla, the sun is very much an active symbol. We have reached the end of the aett successfully, and the conclusion is a positive one, but in this case we are fully aware of the changing and transient nature of the universe. We can see the wolf at heels, and we know that we must move on. Here, though, the journeyer may pause briefly in the warmth and light of the sun, absorbing and applying its energy to the work ahead. This time we won’t need to be blasted out of our safe position, but will rather choose to leave it in order to continue on the journey.


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By Jennifer Smith

Tarot Decks in Astrology

Tarot Decks in Astrology

Choose the right Tarot card deck for your zodiac sign

Emily Trinkaus

When it comes to Tarot card meanings and interpretation, the iconic images on each Tarot card are so important. Each image is rich with symbolism that can mean different things to different people, so you really need to choose a Tarot deck that speaks to you personally.

With so many different Tarot decks to choose from these days, finding the one that feels right for your Tarot readings can be a little overwhelming. Check out your zodiac sign below for suggestions on where to start.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

The Fradella Adventure Tarot, a comic-style deck of superheroes and villains, was made for you, Aries. From the thematic emphasis on the battle of good vs. evil to the bold, bright colors, the heroic warrior in you will appreciate its imagery and spirit. If you’re looking for something more traditional, the New Century Tarot is more in the style of Rider-Waite, but featuring unusual, innovative artwork with vibrant colors.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Honoring the Sacred Feminine, the Gendron Tarot deck resonates with your inner Earth Goddess. The imaginative art blends cultures and spiritual traditions from around the world, and includes a different animal in each card. Also appropriate is the unique Tapestry Tarot deck — a reproduction of woven cloth portraits. The artist’s inspiration was the Egyptian goddess Hathor, who was worshipped as a cow deity.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Gemini is the Peter Pan of the zodiac, and the eternal kid in you will be enchanted by the adorable Whimsical Tarot deck, which is based on fairy tales and nursery rhymes. You’ll also identify with the Lovers Path Tarot deck, which strikes a chord with Gemini Twins who value one-on-one partnerships above all else.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

As a child of La Luna, your recommended deck is Tarot of the Moon Garden. Blending traditional Tarot symbolism with lunar energies, this deck transports you into a dreamy, feminine fantasy realm. Cancer is the archetypal Mother Goddess, so you’ll also enjoy the Motherpeace Tarot deck — the first to use round cards. This unusual deck celebrates feminine experience and perception, without excluding the masculine.

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)

Leo is the sign of royalty, and the Medieval Cats Tarot deck is sure please your inner King or Queen. Blending Medieval and Renaissance artwork, these golden-edged cards celebrate Tarot’s artistic heritage. The cat illustrations will appeal to all aspects of your dramatic Leonine nature, too.

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

The Medicine Woman Tarot deck emphasizes reverence for and harmony with Mother Nature, reflecting Virgo’s desire to serve the planet. The detailed artwork draws on Native American imagery. Appealing to the cat-lover in you, Tarot of the Cat People combines sci-fi and fantasy. This unusual and beautiful deck transports you to the “Outer Regions,” home of the Cat People, a race of humans who love, honor and even obey the felines.

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

The Art Nouveau Tarot deck is an obvious choice for Libra — the art and beauty lover of the zodiac. Stylized figures and stained glass panels characterize this deck, which is painted in the tradition of turn-of-the-century decorative art. If you’re in the mood for something sassier, try the Vanessa Tarot. This light-hearted and glamorous deck, inspired by pop-culture heroines, is a feminine interpretation of Tarot into modern-day scenarios.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

As the sign associated with the Underworld, you’re naturally drawn to the dark side, so you’ll feel right at home with the Vampire Tarot. The dark and brooding imagery features stylish vampires, bloodied fangs and desolate landscapes. For a more modern — but still gothic — interpretation of the Tarot, check out Crow’s Magick. The computer-generated artwork takes you to an alternate universe of cyber-creatures and geometric spirits.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

The adventurer and storyteller in you will enjoy the Lord of the Rings deck, which combines the mystical tradition of the Tarot with the mythology of Tolkien’s Middle Earth. Each card depicts a different scene from the story, along with a quote that explains the card’s meaning. Satisfying your spirit-seeking side, Tarot of the Spirit is designed to provide inspiration and encouragement on your quest for higher consciousness.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

As the traditionalist of the zodiac, you may be drawn to the Universal Waite Tarot, which is based on the classic Rider-Waite deck but re-colored for added beauty and clarity. The Hermetic Tarot — the recreation of an esoteric deck by a member of the Order of the Golden Dawn — will appeal to your deeply mystical side. You’ll also be impressed by the master craftsmanship of these highly detailed and intricate black-and-white drawings.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

The non-conformist in you will enjoy the striking and innovative Archeon Tarot. Combining traditional and non-traditional imagery from a variety of sources, the digitally-produced artwork is both dream-like and deeply symbolic. Another option is the futuristic and computer-generated One World Tarot. While the images are unconventional, the symbolism reflects time-honored Tarot wisdom, with an emphasis on astrological correlations.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)

The Celestial Tarot will take you — the dreamer of the zodiac — far out into the starry realms. Heavy on astrological references, the inspired imagery blends cosmic myths and symbols, offering a unique perspective on the mystery of Tarot. Bringing you into an alternate reality of folklore and ancient legends, the Fantastical Creatures Tarot features mythological animals and mystical beings, rendered in lovely, detailed watercolor paintings.


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Your Personal Daily Tarot Card for Nov. 6th is The Emperor

Your Personal Daily Tarot Card

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.

Get A Jump on Tomorrow….Your Horoscopes for Saturday, November 7th





Get A Jump on Tomorrow….

Your Horoscopes for Saturday, November 7th



Aries Horoscope

The morning is good for doing the more creative side of your work or for organizing your space, dear Aries. By late morning, you’ll be much more focused on your social life or relationships, or less inclined to want to go things alone. Nevertheless, you do know the value of getting practical things done today – you simply may want to pair up with someone to do so. In fact, you might also do your best reflecting with a partner or good friend today.



You’re moving towards a more practical, work-oriented trend, dear Taurus. The good news is that the major influences that are enlivening your romantic and creative worlds are sticking around for many more months. Right now, a small shift is occurring that starts today and continues this week, as you begin to pay more attention to your daily routines and habits. Work can figure strongly, although it’s not about harder work just yet, and more about enjoying and appreciating that your daily habits and routines carry you far. Later today is particularly good for looking into health and wellness programs or ideas, and exploring what you might do to make the most of the coming weeks’ focus. Improving your habits and health should be the goal now, and thankfully, you’re beginning to feel in the right frame of mind for it.



There has been quite a bit of attention to your personal and domestic life recently, dear Gemini, and some keeping to yourself as well. This is in fact an overarching theme in some way for many months to come, but in the short term, you’re beginning to come out of your shell, and this begins today and increases as the month progresses. Add finishing touches or special attention to a family matter or home project this morning. However, by late morning, there is a growing need to mingle, reach out, share, and express your affections. There is good energy later today for constructive conversations or activities with a partner or friend.



You have been enjoying extra motivation and animation in the world of connections, communications, and learning, dear Cancer. While this is in fact a long-term trend in many ways, some of the immediate excitement is set to settle down as Venus moves into your family sector, and then Mars follows suit on Thursday. Today, the quick-moving Moon moves similarly, giving you a nice preview of what’s to come. Get any exciting, creative work or studies done by late morning if you can. Later today, you’re more inclined to follow the rules and stick with traditional or tried and true methods. Focus turns to matters of security and familiarity now. You need some time to recenter yourself, and you’re likely to get it.



The morning is quite lovely for both your social life and attention to business, dear Leo. The Moon aligns with Venus in your resources sector for the last time before Venus moves into the next sector (tomorrow). Take advantage with something luxurious or special for yourself. The next Venus cycle is excellent for your people skills and for finding added enjoyment in your studies or personal interests. The Moon moves into your communications sector late morning, and this provides you a good chance to feel out your needs for connecting, getting around, and pursuing your mental interests. As the day moves forward, you are speaking with authority and may get to some important conclusions. It’s a fine time to teach or guide others.


Virgo Symbol/Glyph

The Moon aligns with Venus and Mars in your sign this morning, dear Virgo, before moving on to your solar second house. With Venus spending its last full day in Virgo, take advantage of the emotional currents that favor attention to your personal needs and wants. And, when the Moon enters your sector of resources, give some considerate thought to what you want to achieve in terms of making your life more secure and comfortable. With Venus soon moving into this same sector, you’ll be especially magnetic in this respect, and also quite desirous. You may get some nice support from family, or personal space to tend to your domestic needs, later today.


Libra Glyph-Symbol

The Moon continues to pull your attention to the past and to mental health until late morning, dear Libra. The morning is good for considering attitudes and situations that need to change or that need to be put behind you. With the Moon’s move into your sign, the need to connect with others more directly can emerge. Thankfully, you’ll get some super help in this respect with Venus moving into your sign tomorrow. The weeks ahead are likely to be livelier for you. People will be taking special note of you, and you’re less likely to blend in with the background – a fine situation when you need the rest, but you’re becoming quite ready to stand out in your signature gracious way. Later today is good for constructive conversations.


Scorpio Symbol Glyph

This morning brings good energy for networking and creative teamwork, dear Scorpio. You’re in a long-term trend that supports special connections made this way, but in the short term, Venus and Mars are heading towards a stay in your privacy and soul sector (tomorrow and the 12th, respectively), and the Moon moves here late morning today, prompting some need to keep challenging or demanding people and situations at bay. You may need to withdraw a little from the mainstream in order to recenter yourself. Later today is strong in this regard. Rather than becoming lost in a sea of emotions, you are able to connect with your feelings and stay very much anchored in the present.


Sagittarius Glyph Symbol

Career and life path matters will continue to be in focus for many months to come, dear Sagittarius, but in the short term, you’re moving towards a more sociable trend. Today, the Moon echoes this transition, as it starts out highlighting your responsibilities and goal-oriented activities and thoughts, and then by late morning, attracts your attention to networking, friendships, and connecting with your happiness goals. Subtly, you’ll feel a change of emotional orientation as you move through this day, and it can feel quite good. Later today, someone may be leaning on you for support or strength, and you are especially obliging.


Capricorn Symbol/Glyph

There has been strong focus on life experience and learning recently, dear Capricorn, but you’re slowly moving towards emphasis on practical application. Today’s energies may act as a bit of a preview of this upcoming energy, as you begin the day ready to take on something exciting or adventurous, and then segue into a more practical frame of mind. The second half of the day is strong for drawing upon past experience and using it in the “real world”. You can find it rather natural and easy to drum up support if you need it.



You are heading towards a particularly optimistic, exploratory trend, dear Aquarius, and today you could begin to sense and feel this transition. You may begin the day on a rather insular note, and then by late morning, you begin to crave the non-routine and a little more excitement in your life. This move is not always as easy and intuitive as it seems it would be. There can be a little resistance as you move from emotionally dark to light, or some emotional sun-blindedness, after which you could feel a little restless if you don’t have a clear plan. However, as the day moves forward, you’re likely to embrace a change. You feel that you’re on solid ground and that life is getting a little more engaging.



Energies this morning are good for socializing and collaboration, dear Pisces. As the day moves forward, you become a little more serious (in a good way) and focus on emotional and practical priorities. There can be a nice feeling of equilibrium as your emotional needs seem to be in balance with the demands of the outside world. You’re interested in making things run more smoothly, and you’re looking at the important details that need attention in this regard. There is a stronger sense of what is good for you rather than simply what you want or think you need.

If You Were Born Today, November 6


If You Were Born Today, November 6

You are a dynamic, passionate person who has a lot to give, but who also expects the same level of commitment in return. You are determined to follow through on your own commitments and responsibilities, and you generally do what it takes to achieve your goals. Your charisma sets you apart from others, and you find that others quite easily respect you. Willing to help out, but never a pushover, you know your limits and you don’t have much trouble communicating them. You are somewhat of a perfectionist, and your tendency to try to control things is most apparent in your career and on the home front. You are an executive, but you also know the value of teamwork and charm, so you don’t come on too strong. Your distaste for the superficial is marked.

Famous people born today: Sally Field, Ethan Hawke, Maria Shriver, Pat Tillman, Emma Stone, Taryn Manning.

Courtesy of Cafe Astrology