The Hanged Man Reversed
The card of false prophecy and time wasted. The reversed Hanged Man represents a preoccupation with the worldly and wasted energy.
Ingwaz signifies completion, success and fertility. Your present ambitions are about to be met. You are fecund in both mind and body.
The Tau Cross
A journey that you or someone close to you must make will have a positive influence on this aspect. This trip may be over a great distance.
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.
Although the exact meaning may vary, The Hand is a symbol of some form of personal power in many cultures and religions. The presence of The Hand is an indication that your personal powers are at or near their zenith. The Hand suggest a time when you should leave your mark on the world.
As a daily card, The Hand suggest that now is a time for you to leave your mark on the world. Your unique strengths are heightened to a point where you can not only expect to make substantial progress towards your goals, but enjoy recognition for your efforts as well.
(sometimes called War or the Crossed Spears, sometimes the Crossroads).
Two arrows, usually shown crossed, sometimes just in the air about to intersect. They are coloured bright red. The gender is male and the number four. Its simple answer is yes.
This rune corresponds to the Sabbat Litha, the summer solstice around 21st June (21st December), when pagans in the UK become more visible as they celebrate, gathering at ancient sites such as Stonehenge and Avebury to greet the sunrise on the longest day. Actually, contrary to popular belief, they are not celebrating the Sun’s rise, but thanking him for his sacrifice and the good fortune they hope to enjoy through the summer, acknowledging his selfless decline towards death. For pagans the real celebration is at Yule, when the sun rises again after the longest night, born to renewed life and strength as the Star Child or Child of Promise.
Meaning: this rune points to troubles ahead, illness, mechanical breakdown, quarrels and other misfortunes. It also carries the meaning that these are not insurmountable, but traditionally this has been a rune of ill omen. In versions where the Crossroads replaces the Arrows, the rune still has an ominous feel about it. Something is about to happen, something that will change your plans, cause you difficulties and force choices on you.
The astrological sign associated with this rune is Aries, and the planet Mars. Its deepest meaning is challenge.
This reading represents strengths you were born with.
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 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.
Judgment embodies those forces which require us to be accountable for our actions. With Judgment truths are revealed, mysteries are unraveled and responsibility is assigned. Judgment unveils outcomes and marks the ends of things. While it is a time to properly place guilt, it is also a time for atonement and forgiveness. Ultimately the process of Judgment should lead to freedom from errors made in the past and a fresh start with a clean slate. To that end Judgment actually promises the start of a new journey on which we can apply what we have learned from our past.
And to think Lady A didn’t think I had a sense of humor :). If you have noticed today we have been running extremely slow. Lady A called our internet provider. They didn’t say if they would fix it at the office or have to come out. If they come out, we will be disconnected from the site.
I know it is awful to say but if we were off the internet for a few days and they fix the problem, we would all be happy as clams. We have come to the conclusion they will never fix it. Coining a phrase from Lady A, “They are just a bunch of hicks with technology so advanced they have no earthly idea how to run.” Have to agree with her.
We wanted to let you know what was going on, especially if we went POOF!
We’re moving into uncharted territory as flirtatious Venus sashays into magnetic Scorpio, setting the emotional tone for the rest of the year. Although the Moon joins Mars in laid-back Libra today, we’re not satisfied with that peaceful, easy feeling when it comes to relationships. We are driven by a need for something deeper, whether it’s sexual intensity or spiritual magic. Our senses come alive as the Moon activates potent Pluto this evening.
Aries Horoscope Mar 21 – Apr 19
Your emotions burn hotter today with vulnerable Venus steaming up your 8th House of Intimacy, possibly making you slightly uncomfortable. It’s not that you are unwilling to express your feelings; it’s just the excessive intensity can overwhelm your agenda and pull you off track. This heart-centered planetary emphasis is signaling you to slow down and sink deeper into the dance. As the scientist Galileo wrote, “Passion is the genesis of genius.”
Taurus Horoscope Apr 20 – May 20
Issues regarding matters of the heart may be a recurring topic of discussion now, even if the subject isn’t light and easy. You grow more concerned with your most intimate relationships while loving Venus is sauntering through your 7th House of Others. You have little choice; it’s time to delve into your subconscious so you can better handle the uncertainty of your changing feelings. Fortunately, opportunity is often delivered in the midst of confusion.
Gemini Horoscope May 21 – Jun 20
Although you’re eager to pursue your share of lighthearted fun, additional needs are beginning to surface today. Your intuition is telling you to spend more time twirling around right where you are now, rather than tap dancing all over the place. Don’t worry; you still can find plenty of enjoyment without completely changing your tune. Just be certain your fancy footwork is connected to your heart and not just your head. The music of love will lead you in the right direction.
Cancer Horoscope Jun 21 – Jul 22
You respond favorably to the intensity of the emotional connections you make today. It seems as if the cosmos is resonating with your psyche now that sweet Venus is sparkling in your 5th House of Romance. But you are not interested in settling for anything less than you need, even if you want more than anyone else is able to give now. Transforming your love life is possible if you’re willing to dance with this paradox. Although you might not create relationship magic immediately, there’s no urgency to solve this dilemma right away. Patience may be bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
Leo Horoscope Jul 23 – Aug 22
Your emotional needs may be more passionate than anyone realizes, especially if you hide your feelings when you are frustrated. Fortunately, you seem to fully appreciate your blessings today, but deeper down you hear your desires speaking from the recesses of your heart. Listen carefully to your inner voice because it can magically lead you to the happiness you seek. To quote Mahatma Gandhi, “Where there is love there is life.”
Virgo Horoscope Aug 23 – Sep 22
Something could be bothering you today, even if you are busy indulging in the pleasures of life. Although your current malaise may not be strong enough to motivate initiating any significant changes, you still need to handle a surge of passion that has nowhere to go. Don’t force resolution; delaying emotional decisions for a few days might be prudent. It’s not easy to simply drop your guard on command. Honest communication requires radical trust from all parties involved.
Libra Horoscope Sep 23 – Oct 22
You are more socially aware than others because you inherently understand the balance needed for harmonious relationships. However, your patience wears thin today as Venus puts you in touch with your own non-negotiable needs. Even if your strong desires are irrepressible, rely on your logical analysis over irrational intuition for the next few days. Sometimes it’s necessary to place your feelings on hold while you take care of the practical demands of the day.
Scorpio Horoscope Oct 23 – Nov 21
Honestly expressing your desires demands your full concentration today. Thankfully, you can make excellent use of charming Venus as she graces your emotionally charged sign, softening the sharp edges of your passions. Maintaining a healthy balance in relationships is easier than ever as long as you think about your delivery before putting your feelings on the line. Opening your heart sets off cosmic ripples that will transform your life.
Sagittarius Horoscope Nov 22 – Dec 21
Your romantic inclinations begin to turn spiritual as you adopt a more altruistic orientation. Your longings extend beyond rational walls now, and it’s best not to restrain them in a materialistic box while lovely Venus hangs out in your 12th House of Soul Consciousness. The emotional payoff could be well worth taking a risk, not that you need much encouragement in that department. Think of it as a metaphysical adventure and follow your instincts; your heart knows things your mind can’t explain.
Capricorn Horoscope Dec 22 – Jan 19
You may feel pressured to go along with the changing dynamics of an evolving relationship now. But you grow more anxious when you start to realize how much is actually beyond your control. Letting go of your agenda is easy if you are secure in your own world. But you could overreact out of fear today, attempting to keep your social calendar from falling apart. Thankfully, there’s no reason to fret once you adjust your expectations. Too many assumptions can steal the joy of the moment.
Aquarius Horoscope Jan 20 – Feb 18
Receiving accolades for your work makes you feel extremely proud of your recent efforts. Nevertheless, you might still be left hungering for more recognition and support today. Ultimately, success has less to do with the judgment of others than your own sense of accomplishment. There’s no need to be dependent on anyone else’s approval now if your contribution to the greater good comes from your heart. It’s okay to give yourself a pat on the back when you deserve it.
Pisces Horoscope Feb 19 – Mar 20
The fog is lifting and you find yourself standing out in the crystal clear sunlight of awareness. Your vision of the future is unobstructed now and you can see your destination in the distance. Unfortunately, not everything ahead is as stress free as you wish. You can’t help but notice the uphill battle that’s still between you and the lovely horizon. The good news is that it’s always better to base decisions on the facts and not on illusions. Dreams don’t come true unless you do the work.
The Moon will be in relationship-oriented Libra all weekend, helping to nurture all kinds of partnership activities. But before you think you and your sweetie are in the clear for sunny skies all weekend, keep reading.
The main event this weekend has to do with love planet Venus. She’ll move into magnetic and mysterious Scorpio on Friday, setting the stage for romance to become deeper and more passionate than usual.
The building square between Mars and Pluto (exact Sunday) might heat things up more than you or your lover bargained for. Jealousy, possessiveness, control and even obsession are all possible outcomes with this astrological line up. One thing’s for sure — this weekend there will be nothing superficial about love!
Restlessness might bring about sloppy thinking today, dear Aries, as you have little patience for going into the details. You’re more tuned in to bigger plans and ideas. You’re in the mood for swapping ideas with others, brainstorming, and defending your viewpoint if necessary, and this can be energizing, but a little up and down as well, simply because others may not always be on board or seeing what you’re seeing. Try not to react quickly to others’ words. Be moderate in your expectations, and also with what you take on. Venus moves into your intimacy sector tonight, where it will transit until the 30th. It’s a more introspective period for love and relationships, and perhaps also money matters, and there is a tendency to feel more deeply and linger or dwell on relationship matters. You have little tolerance for superficial interactions now. It’s a favorable cycle for coming to peaceful agreements about money with a partner or ex. You’re attracted to emotional drama or excitement.
Avoid stretching yourself too thin today, dear Taurus, as there is a tendency to want to promise others the moon, or to do far more than you can reasonably accomplish. Enjoy fun, creative activities but watch that you don’t go overboard with money and statements – you could be unintentionally leading someone on. Tonight, Venus enters your opposing sign, where it will transit until December 30th. This is a strong time for attracting warm attention, for enjoying your relationships, and for good advice or counsel from others. People seem to want your company, and you are inclined to want to pair up more often, even just to have company as you go about your usual daily affairs. It’s a more sociable time, although the attraction is more to one-on-one interactions than to group settings. You are especially companionable and ready to accommodate others during this cycle.
You can feel quite restless on a mental level today, dear Gemini, and this can lead to new discoveries and interests and great ideas, or perhaps some drama in your personal life. Simple disagreements might turn into something more intense, and this can seem to happen in an instant! Big ideas should definitely be considered, but likely need more definition before putting them into action. Even if it’s tempting to do so, avoid letting someone else make the decisions for you today. You are drawing people to you, but it’s important not to make big statements or promises now. Tonight, Venus moves into your sector of duties, service, and habits. This is not the easiest place for Venus, but it can be handy. This cycle lasts until December 30th and can be good for relationships with people you spend time with at work or in the pursuit of your daily activities or business affairs.
You may be taking stock regarding a project, work plan, or mental interest now, dear Cancer, and whether or not you need to make some adjustments in terms of allowance for time and energy. There can be some moodiness as a result. While expansion is important, moderation is necessary as well, and the trick, of course, is to decide when either is most appropriate. There may be a sense that you have so many things to do that you don’t know where to begin, which can lead to a feeling of overwhelm and starting nothing! Don’t waste your time worrying, and avoid investing in what you hear or what people are saying. Exaggeration is again a potential problem this morning. Venus enters Scorpio today, where it will transit until just about the end of the year, December 30th. This is excellent energy for enjoying yourself, charming others, and popularity.
Avoid extravagance and making, or believing in, big promises this morning, dear Leo, when the tendency to see things too optimistically or impractically is strong. A situation with a friend likely has a lot more to it than meets the eye, and spending should be kept reasonable. Avoid exaggerating the importance of your finances in your head as well. Venus moves spends its last day in your communications sector, and then enters your home and heart sector tonight. This cycle that will run until the second to last day of the year, December 30th, stimulates your appreciation for the comforts and familiarity of home, family, and familiar people and places. You can be both self-protective, particularly with your heart, and protective of those you love. It’s an excellent period for redecorating and entertaining in the home and repairing or refreshing relations with family.
While you can be radiating at times in the first half of the day, dear Virgo, your mood could be a little unstable if it’s based on an idea that you’re not truly certain about. The potential for going over the top runs high right now. Avoid exaggeration or arrogance. Draw on your famous common sense. Your worst enemy this morning is immoderation and going to extremes. Try to remember your typical limits and priorities. Others may seem to be the source of problems you encounter now, but you should try to look for solutions within yourself. This is not to say that you are the source of all conflicts, obviously, but that your behavior today may be attracting problems. Venus spends its last day in your resources sector, and enters your communications sector tonight. This is a pleasing transit that occurs in harmony with your sign. It encourages warm connections and communications, and perhaps more enjoyment or increased money through the communications industry for some of you. You could be updating your phone or computer. There is good energy for studies and learning, although you might feel a little lazy when it comes to especially serious topics or tasks that require a lot of brainpower just for the time being.
Be sure you have all the facts before you move forward with something important to you in the first half of the day, dear Libra. We’re seeing things through a distorted lense, possibly exaggerating the importance or value of a matter just for now. What might feel like optimism may actually be overshooting or wishful thinking. You might also be inclined to talk ahead of yourself and end up revealing something prematurely. Until this evening, the Moon continues to transit your privacy sector, and then enters your sign. Emotionally, you can feel re-energized tonight, and this is set to increase further tomorrow and the next. Venus, your ruler, moves out of your sign tonight and into your resources sector, where it will transit until almost the end of the year, until December 30th. This could be one of the more generous holidays if you celebrate this month. You could be attracted to comfort and luxury items. You are a little more possessive of things and/or people at this time, as a feeling of security and predictability is attractive right now. Being nice or sociable can help improve business or money matters for some! This cycle is steady, practical, but also slightly indulgent.
In the first half of the day, it’s important to avoid overstating or committing to something that is beyond your usual limits, dear Scorpio, as optimism can lead you to take on more than you can reasonably handle. Many of you are expanding your connections these days, and this is a trend that will continue until next Fall. You’re also filling with ideas and new plans, but today, there can be a tendency to invest or put money into something prematurely. Be generous but not overly extravagant, and this applies to money and your own energy. Venus enters your sign later today, and this launches a very pleasing cycle that takes you almost to the end of the year, until December 30th. It’s a time when others tend to appreciate and admire you more than usual. You’re being framed in nice and attractive ways. Romantic or partnering matters are in focus, and pleasure-seeking activities are also strong. There is a tendency to attract rather than pursue this month, and this is emphasized with Mars in the background of your chart all month. People are seeing your softer side these days!
Be especially self-aware in the first half of the day, dear Sagittarius, particularly of your commitment to being fair. Use common sense. There is a tendency to say too much, draw up unflattering attention, or to take on too many things. This applies to both personal and professional matters. Use some self-control when it comes to your expectations. You can accomplish pretty much whatever you want, but you have to know when and where to stop. Tonight, Venus moves into your your privacy and soul sector where it will transit until December 30th. This marks the end of a financial and/or romantic cycle – a period of cutting out the dead wood and reviewing the past. You’re naturally not as explicit, decisive, and open about expressing your affections during this cycle in preparation for the Venus in Sagittarius cycle that begins close to the end of 2015. You’ll greet the year with more vibrancy and confidence, but for now, you’re in the position to determine what changes you’d like to make in order to improve your enjoyment of life.
It can be important to avoid jumping to conclusions or into commitments this morning, dear Capricorn, when perceptions may be blurred by wishful thinking. Avoid covering up something with a lie; if you are uncertain or want privacy, you most certainly have the right to keep it to yourself. You could be imagining something that is unlikely to ever transpire, and while this can be an interesting exercise, it may cut into real life in challenging ways. The real problem may be inner restlessness or dissatisfaction. Venus, the ruler of financial, social, and romantic affairs, moves into your friendship sector tonight, where it will spend time until the second to last day of December (and the year). This is generally a beneficial time for relationships and for making connections. Love relationships might get a boost with a spirit of acceptance and friendship. Friends are drawn to you and enjoy spending time with you, and you with them.
While you might think that you are being realistic about your projects, promises, and money, dear Aquarius, you may in fact be stretching things. This is due to a Mercury-Jupiter square active this morning that encourages bigger thinking, but that requires some self-control so that this isn’t taken too far. The tendency may be to live beyond their means on all sorts of levels, and judgment may be impaired. However, if left to the imagination, there can be good ideas surfacing that simply require refinements later. Tonight, Venus moves into your career and reputation sector, boosting your public image and professional appeal. This cycle lasts until December 30th, and you tend to find more opportunities to enjoy yourself through business connections, or you get in quite well with those in a position to move your plans forward. You are more aware of how you’re coming across.
Watch for errors that come from ignoring important practical details today, dear Pisces. You are inclined to speak too soon about a matter, and it’s best to wait until you truly understand what you’re saying or conveying. Even so, you can be feeling especially plugged in and filled with ideas, and this shouldn’t be ignored – they simply may need further attention to detail at a later date. Now is the time for seeing things in bigger terms. Find peace through mind-clearing activities, such as taking a walk or some other change of pace. Venus moves into Scorpio tonight, and this bodes well for you as Scorpio is a sign that you especially understand and Venus is a planet that tends to stimulate a sense of ease and pleasure. Until December 30th, Venus is framing you in an especially sweet light, and you might find that others are drawn to you even more than usual. You have more courage to express your feelings, and you are in the mood for some romantic excitement and adventure now.
The Moon today is in a Waning Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination is growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this phase the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise and can be quite beautiful if you’re willing to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.
Phase Details for – Friday, December 4, 2015
Phase: Waning Crescent
Moon Age: 23.18 days
Moon Angle: 0.49
Moon Distance: 404,591.89 km Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,434,458.90 km
Love magick is a perennial popular topic. However, there is more to this topic than meets the eye. There are many enchanting layers here for us to explore on this day of the week. What about creating a loving home, or producing a loving and nurturing family? What about keeping your intimate relationships vital and on track? How about promoting happy, healthy, and enduring friendships? See, there is more to be considered than just the “You shall be mine…” type of fictional love spell.
Don’t forget that many of the deities associated with Fridays are also parents. So, yes, while this is the day to work on romance, sex, and love spells, there is additional magick to be considered here, which makes Fridays a more well-rounded and bigger opportunity for witchery than many folks ever truly realize. The truest, strongest magick always comes from the heart.
Book of Witchery – Spells, Charms & Correspondences For Every Day of the Week
Ruler: Freya, Venus Colors: Emerald green or pink Power Hours: Sunrise and the 8th, 16th, and 24th hours following. Key Words: Love, money, health
It is easy to spot the ruler of this day by its name. In the word Friday, we see the roots of the name of the Norse goddess Freya, a goddess of love and fertility, and the most beautiful and propitious of the goddesses thus the verse “Friday’s child is loving and giving.”
In Spanish this day of the week is called Viernes and is derived from the goddess Venus. Matters of love, human interaction, the fluidity of communication, sewing and the creation of artistic garments, household improvement, shopping, and party planning all fall under the aspects of Friday and its ruling planet, Venus.
Friday’s angels are Ariel/Uriel, Rachiel, and Sachiel. Rachiel also concerns himself with human sexuality and is a presiding spirit of the planet Venus.
On Fridays, the hour of sunrise and every eight hours after that are also ruled by Venus, and that makes these times of the day doubly blessed. These four hours are the strongest four hours for conducting ritual. Check the local newspaper, astrological calendar, or almanac to determine your local sunrise.