For information on when and where the ritual is taking place see post further down this page.
1 ribbon any spring color 20 inches or 50 cm long and, at least a half an inch or 1 cm wide If you do not have time to get the ribbons use strips of paper and then as soon as you can replace the paper with ribbons. Pieces of clear tape to tape paper to planter or wherever and to attach the natural object to the paper.
1 permanent marker-white or any brightly colored marker
2 natural items that can easily be tied into the ribbon and will not slip out of the knot holding it (examples shells or feathers or trees sprigs or sturdy flowers or flat stone)
1 Small planter ready to plant seeds of your choice in – OPTIONAL
Lady of the Abyss had to run one of the animals to the veterinary for an emergency. She asked that I post this explanation why we are quitting so early. I know most of you don’t know me but I have been with the WOTC since it first begun on MSN. I have grown up with Lady A and Mystie, my sister. I have offered to help at the office while Mystie takes some time off from work. I don’t feel comfortable enough to carry on the postings. I am sure I will get back in the swing of it but I am very rusty right now. I look forward to getting to know all our new members.
I would like to apologize for not being able to finish up and any inconvenience this may have caused you.
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.
The Hourglass is a gentle reminder that time passes and with it goes opportunity. Every moment is a moment we cannot retrieve or relive, and there are no guarantees that what we put off today really can be done tomorrow. The Hourglass urges us to make every second of our lives as rich and fulfilling as we possibly can.
As a daily card, The Hourglass suggest you may be allowing opportunities to pass you by. If you’ve been procrastinating or putting too much of your precious time into activities with no lasting value to you, now is the time for you redirect your energies into actions that will enrich your life.
Meaning: This is a very positive rune, related to abundance, rewards, growth and benefits. But it’s important to not mistake this rune for mere luck… while luck may help, the Harvest rune is usually related to the blessings that you have brought to yourself and to others, through your actions and investments.
“Reaping what you sow” is the message of the Harvest rune, but with a positive connotation. All that you worked and fought so hard to get will finally come to you, and you’ll be able to enjoy a time of tranquility, optimism and expansion. As the obstacles that were (or still are) in the way become smaller, you have a solid ground to reach out for your dreams.
Thus, the Harvest rune is a positive sign, telling you that you are in right path. However, it’s important to know that this symbol is always attached to personal responsibility… it’s what you do with your tools (whether they be mental, emotional or physical) that determines what you’ll get back in the end. Use them wisely, and luck will serve you well.
On a more negative side, this rune can make one sleep on their laurels and cling to past victories. One can become too reliant on “what works” and refuse to try new things (specially if the Crossroads rune is near). The Harvest runes should inspire you to take some risks and keep evolving, and not to crystalize yourself in one position because it proved to be successful.
In relationship readings, this symbol is connected to more practical aspects than emotional ones. Usually it represents couples who grow together, financially, socially and/or professionally. Security becomes an important factor when the Harvest appears. It represents the moment in which the couple begins to build their nest together, and think about starting a family. This rune tends to be very positive for all relationships, but doesn’t always inspire much passion.
First and foremost Death does not specifically pertain to our physical death. The Death card marks ends and beginnings. Although most illustrations of the Death card tend to be morbid, the forces behind the Death card are actually quite exciting. Yes Death does mark the end of something. But ends are often brought about by completion and not loss. Most endings are actually good, and make room for us to begin new adventures
Mysteries will become known to you. You should be able to see your life’s path clearly at this time. Pethro is often thought of as “Gambler’s Rune.” You are in a lucky period right now. Chance is your ally. Take advantage of it.
Additional information about Today’s Rune, Perthro
MAGICAL USES: fertility, easing childbirth, to aid in divination and magic, enhancing psychic abilities
ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES: Freya, Angrbode
ANALYSIS: The actual interpretation of perþ has been the subject of much controversy among runic scholars. The problem lies in the fact that the initial P sound doesn’t occur anywhere else in the old Germanic language, leading to the belief that the word was imported from another language. The Old English rune poem seems to indicate that it had to do with some sort of game, leading many to interpret it as ‘chess pawn’ or ‘dice-cup’. The dice-cup meaning is particularly interesting as it not only fits the shape of rune, but also hints at such an object’s original use as a container for the runes themselves. An alternate interpretation of perþ is derived from the Slavic ‘pizda’, meaning ‘vulva’. This meaning (although obscure and somewhat unlikely) fits quite into the progression of runes up until this point, symbolizing the rebirth that follows death. Viewing it as a symbol of the womb of the Goddess, it represents the same element of the mysterious and hidden as ‘dice-cup’, but taken literally as ‘vulva’, it adds a powerful, feminine, sexual counterpart to uruz that would otherwise be missing from the fuþark.
However you choose to interpret the literal meaning of perþ (and again, nobody really knows what that is), the basic symbolism is that of a vessel, nurturing and giving ‘birth’, keeping hidden and secret all those mysteries, which can be uncovered only after the initiation of death. The rune is closely tied in with the idea of fate, that the road we travel, regardless of what we choose to do along the way, is predetermined from the moment of our birth. The very act of being born sets us along a course of cause and effect, action and reaction that we may choose to follow blindly, or try to divine through the runes or other means order that we may better understand the lessons we will learn. Perþ is the beginning of this process, as well as the tool for accomplishing it.
This reading represents elements that favor you in the upcoming weekend.
The Emperor is gifted with the skills to successfully lead others. He can turn chaos into order, 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 he may well become a tyrant.
When The Hierophant or Justice are among your personal cards, the influence of The Emperor may be increased. Having The Empress in your personal cards may diminish the influence of The Emperor.
This card represents the dreamer in you, the idealist, the mystic. The Fool desires to do great things, but is often unaware of just how difficult great things are to do. He must always be very careful of the choices he makes, and remember knowledge is his ally. The Fool often symbolizes a new beginning, unrestrained optimism, and curiosity that hasn’t been dulled by time. While The Fool may well indicate a lack of experience or grasp of the pitfalls along the path he is taking, it is equally true that his lack of experience leads him to believe all things are possible, which brings even impossible goals within his grasp.
When The Hanged Man or The Star are among your personal cards, the influence of The Fool may be increased. Having The Devil in your personal cards may diminish the influence of The Fool.
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 a staunch and worthy defender of the tried and true. He represents the positive aspects of tradition and conformity.
There can be a sense of peace with the past, or drawing from your inner wisdom and past experience, dear Aries, and this can be positively applied to business and relationships, or lead to a better understanding of where you’re headed. It’s a good time to relax, let go, and move on with less baggage and stress. It can also be a fine time to “make nice” with others, particularly with parents, bosses, and associates. Money sense is good, but not necessarily for facts and figures at the moment – this is more about sensing and intuiting the right moves. Emphasizing the non-material elements of a project can be a good idea now. Someone could be speaking highly of you.
While you may have been feeling a little wound up, dear Taurus, today’s Venus-Neptune aspect can have a soothing effect on you. It’s a great time for activities that refresh your spirit and connections that inspire and delight you. You may be released from a burden, or your calm demeanor helps you attract easygoing, positive interactions. Sharing your ideas and ideals can be rewarding. You can be attracted to out of the ordinary ideas and beliefs. There can be more compassion or understanding in a friendship today. You are seeing new layers to a relationship or a person now.
You seem to be tuned in to different levels of experience today, dear Gemini, and you can enjoy pleasantly unusual feelings about someone or a situation. This comes at a good time, after days that may have sapped you of some energy. There can be special connections made, or new layers to discover in a relationship or person. You may be helping someone out and generally giving of yourself more generously and positively. If you are the one who is in need of support, it tends to come to you. You might be excited to share yourself with someone, and your accepting nature tends to encourage a partner and others in general to open up about topics they may not usually address. This can be a time when you’re especially attracted to someone’s depth of character.
You can enjoy a good feeling that you’re expressing yourself in ways that are meaningful to others today, dear Cancer. Your own sensitivity is attracting others now. This is a time when you are especially gracious and graceful, and others appreciate your gentleness. You are romantic, creative, gentle, and adaptable today, and you naturally express the finer qualities of mysterious and dreamy Neptune. You are carrying yourself in a deserving (not entitled) way, and this can attract more to you. Others are cooperating, and this fuels your motivation – to do a better job, to be a better person, and to support and help others. This can be a nice interlude day in between days in which mental pressure is strong.
There can be a nice feeling that you’re contributing something positive to the world today, dear Leo, and you can feel moved by the idea that you’re helping and supporting others through your work, services you provide, or your practical advice. You have good team spirit right now. Intuition for work, research, discrepancies, analysis, and health matters is very strong. A more easygoing approach to problems can lead to new insight and unusual but effective solutions. Aim to reduce stress now, as this day is good for letting things go, and is sandwiched between days of rather intense mental energy.
This can be a wonderful day for attracting positive people, feelings, and experiences into your life, dear Virgo. You’re in a pleasingly sociable and creative mood. Compassion may move you to help and support someone who needs attention. Do your best to release some tension, to bring back some level of romance to your life, and to refresh your spirit, as there is quite a bit of pressure in your life on mental levels these days, and a little more to come. Focusing on the positive, beautiful, and magical qualities of life, a person you love, and yourself can do you a whole world of good right now.
Your desire for harmony, beauty, and balance is gently stimulated today, dear Libra, and you’re likely to want to apply your strong artistic sense to making your home or work environment more comfortable and pleasing. You’re inclined to fully enjoy supporting others and showing your affection through taking special care of their needs. While there is a distinctly gentle quality to the day’s energies, and you should take advantage of it, the Moon is in your sign until tonight, and this brings the need to self-pamper into the equation. Ideally, you’ll find ways to fill your needs to support and be supported in relatively equal measure now.
There is subtle, wonderful energy with you today, dear Scorpio, for seeing and appreciating the beauty in your life and in your relationships. There has been, and will be for a little longer, some rather intense mental pressure to deal with these days, so take advantage of this time to refresh yourself emotionally. You are expressing yourself with warmth and a bit of mystery now, and this is likely to attract positive experiences into your life. It’s a good day for creative inspiration, and good news may come your way. The Moon remains in your privacy sector until late today, further reinforcing a need to let go, forgive, and unwind. Tonight, the Moon moves into Scorpio, stimulating a desire for action.
This is a good day for reminding yourself of those things in your life that make you feel comfortable and safe, dear Sagittarius. It’s time for establishing your needs and desires and for exploring how to best satisfy them, and today, you may be recognizing different levels and dimensions of your needs that you normally miss. Intuition is strong for business ideas, but the real beauty of the day is a stronger awareness of both the structures and intangibles that contribute to a sense of satisfaction. There can be a desire to bring harmony and balance to your family and home life.
Venus in your sign these days acts to enhance your appeal, dear Capricorn, and its harmonious aspect with Neptune today adds a layer of mystery and romance to your manner that is very attractive indeed! Try to take a load off now. It’s a “stop to smell the roses” kind of day. Your more gentle and compassionate qualities are emphasized. Notice how peaceful, warm interactions with others subtly enhance your mood and make life a whole lot more satisfying, and aim to help make more of your exchanges healthy and gently motivating in this manner.
Today can produce opportunities to unwind emotionally and to let go of tension and frustration, dear Aquarius, and you should most definitely grab them. You are more inclined than usual to notice and appreciate the positive, beautiful, and magical side of people and situations, and this has the effect of softening rough edges and tense feelings. While the focus tends to be intangible and spiritual levels of your life today, it can also be a good time for intuition on business and financial matters. Your imagination is strong now, and if you can combine this with practical intelligence, you are in great shape.
This can be a wonderful day for attracting positive attention in quiet ways, dear Pisces. You’re also in a good position to strengthen a friendship or to let go of negativity or tension and put it behind you. You have a stronger desire than usual to bring a spirit of true friendship and acceptance to your love relationships, but also a loving, warm quality to your friendships. There can be a warm feeling of understanding between you and someone special, and a sense that you’re accepted for who you are, with no disclaimers necessary!
You are extremely likable and quite brilliant. You love a good debate, friendly challenge, and stimulating conversations, and always have something unique to share. Although you seem wiser than your years while young, you have a youthful quality that is with you throughout your life. There is a gentle and caring quality about you that others love. While you could get away with a whole lot just because you are so easy to like, you are fair to an extreme and will always end up doing your share.
Famous people born today: Oprah Winfrey, Tom Selleck, Adam Lambert, W.C. Fields, Heather Graham.
You may get final word on a matter, likely related to career, business, or life path, that has caused you some ups and downs in the last while, dear Aries (since December). There is a lot of power available to you now in the form of mental focus and determination. Try to use this for good and avoid stubbornness that serves only to frustrate. Relationships can be sensitive today if you’re too focused on work or reputation matters. In your search for the truth, pull back a little to get some perspective once in a while. You have stronger influence today than usual, and people can be drawn to your intensity.
You’re quite interested in getting your work and routines done today, dear Taurus, but you could be very distracted by an idea or mission to seek the truth that interferes with your plans, perhaps even throwing off much of the day as it plays with your focus. An unresolved matter from the recent past can resurface, this time with more clarity and a chance of resolve. You are certainly one-track minded today, but be sure that it serves you well rather than distracts you from what’s truly important. People are drawn to you today, although you may be so distracted that you don’t notice at times!
You’re emotionally geared towards having some fun and expressing yourself spontaneously today, dear Gemini, but you could become quite invested in an idea or line of thought that pulls you into a serious frame of mind much of the time today. Nurture this to the point that it serves you well, such as for getting to the bottom of a matter or putting effort into a worthwhile project. You’re unlikely to accept superficial solutions or observations, but try not to take it too far, or push conversations to negative places. You might have a breakthrough in thinking now.
There is a stronger than usual need to focus on family or to stick with familiar settings and situations today, dear Cancer. You may be looking for simplicity now, but complications are likely to emerge despite this. You could find your thoughts frequently pulled towards a relationship matter, and this may be a repeat theme since December. For others, a significant person in your life may be quite insistent with you. Whether or not you want to “go there” in a conversation, it may end up moving in that direction anyhow. Don’t accept undue pressure for an answer coming from someone, but consider approaching an uncomfortable topic if it needs airing. You may very well grow and thrive as a result.
This can be a busy day, dear Leo, and part of the reason is that your curiosity is strong and you can easily find yourself dabbling in various projects, busy with errands or communications, and not wanting to be tied down to any one thing or place. However, there is a strong call to resolve a matter, especially related to work or health. This can be an issue that first emerged in December. Perhaps you need to make a final decision now, and this requires your complete attention, despite all of the other things going on in your life. Avoid succumbing to pressure or pushing a matter to the point that you have tunnel vision.
A good part of you craves simplicity today, dear Virgo, with the Moon in your solar second house all day. It’s an emotional need that naturally emerges after the Moon spends time in your own sign for two plus days, so it makes sense to honor this craving to some degree. However, the day can build in intensity, and you can become quite engrossed in a matter that seems to beg for resolution or further investigation, likely related to a creative project, child, or romantic relationship. An important conversation, new discovery, or big reveal can occur now. A project that has frustrated you in recent weeks can now show quite a turnaround, although it can also consume a whole lot of your attention.
The Moon is in your sign all day, dear Libra, encouraging a need to explore your emotions and to prioritize your needs and personal plans. There is a desire for spontaneity and freedom, although you are also looking to others for acknowledgement or reinforcement. However, today there can be the need to resolve a matter or fulfill an obligation that takes you away from your personal interests, or you could find that your mind frequently turns to a matter from the past or an unresolved problem, and this distracts you from the “free spirit” energy you would like to enjoy now. Put effort into a problem area, have an important conversation, and aim to bring something to a resolution, but avoid doing this to the point that you’re consumed by it and no longer have time or energy to feed your spirit.
The Moon’s presence in your privacy sector urges you to take a break from too much emotional pressure or drama today, dear Scorpio, and this is important to honor, at least in spots. However, a complicated matter can emerge that requires your complete attention for a while. You’re likely to have to revisit a recent problem today, but this time you’re better equipped to handle it. You have more information now, although you’ll still need to concentrate and perhaps investigate a little further before you get to a point of resolution. Your thinking can be breakthrough now, and a project can push forward or at least get over a major hump.
The Moon’s transit of your solar eleventh house encourages you to detach yourself a little from the material world, dear Sagittarius, in order to better enjoy yourself with others and to challenge yourself to improve and try out new ideas. However, a Mercury-Pluto alignment in your resources sector challenges this need, and turns your attention to a problem that needs revisiting. The good news is that you are in a better position to resolve a matter that has bothered you for some time. Take advantage of your increased ability to focus and get to the bottom of a matter, but be sure to take some time away from an issue if it’s too drawn out to refresh your spirit.
Your need to focus on professional ambitions or long-term goals and responsibilities is strong today, dear Capricorn, but personal matters can be pressing as well. There can be a watershed moment now related to an idea, understanding, or project. You are inclined to throw yourself into an investigation or a seeking of the truth or bottom line. This can certainly stir up inner conflicts and possibly some resistance or frustration in others, so aim to tone things down if possible, but do take advantage of an opportunity to bring a new perspective to an old problem. You’re in a great position to finally resolve an irritating problem that may have first surfaced in December.
The Moon in your solar ninth house all day encourages a free-spirited approach to the world today, dear Aquarius, and this is something you need after a few days of introspection. Even so, Mercury and Pluto are coming to an alignment, and this points to intense thoughts, a mystery to solve, or an old problem that begs resolution. While this is likely to be a private matter, even if you keep it to yourself, others around you could sense that you’re not especially “present” and perhaps quite preoccupied. Aim to put effort into resolving a matter, but avoid taking this so far that you neglect to feed your spirit and enjoy yourself.
You’re now in the position to tackle a recurring problem with new understanding and insight, dear Pisces. Mercury aligns with Pluto today, as it did in December and then again while Mercury was retrograde last week. You have the chance to break new mental ground, particularly related to a friendship or long-term goal. Try not to get stuck in old habits and methods, and instead look to push just enough to get to a new level of understanding. Look for ways to improve, grow, and learn so that you can move past a frustrating matter. Discussions and ideas emerging now can help create turning points.