Your Daily Tarot Card for January 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 Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, January 7th

 

 

 

 

 

Get a Jump on Tomorrow…..

Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, January 7th

 

Aries

Aries Horoscope
Aries

This morning’s energy is spunky and edgy, dear Aries. While changes may certainly be in order, watch that you are acting true to your own heart and not simply reacting to others. The Moon continues to stimulate your adventurous side today, but Jupiter turns retrograde today, and this points to some natural waning of misplaced enthusiasm. Until May, Jupiter is retrograde in your work and health sector and this can tame your enthusiasm just enough that you’re seeing these things more realistically. Try not to take on more projects now, and instead focus on what you’ve already begun. Edit, refine, and improve your work projects and self-care endeavors rather than taking on more. Today, good energy is building for trust in your close relationships.

Taurus

Taurus

With Jupiter turning retrograde in your solar fifth house today, dear Taurus, this is a time of realigning your thinking and your plans, particularly those along the lines of creative projects, romance, entertainment, and children. Jupiter is retrograde until May 9th. You could experience some waning enthusiasm towards a romance or creative endeavor in the next while. It’s time for some tweaking, and a different perspective on these matters, and is best viewed as a time to catch your breath. There is no need to put things on hold. Some de-emphasis of your pursuit of pleasures/entertainment can be practical now. Romantic prospects are still very good, although in the coming weeks, you might be refining your approach to getting what (and who) you want in love. This can also be a good time for reviewing your financial responsibilities. This morning, your attention can be divided, and you could find it rather difficult to concentrate. Aim to tone down rough edges.

Gemini

Gemini

Jupiter has been bringing strong and enthusiastic energy to your domestic projects and home life recently, dear Gemini, and today Jupiter turns retrograde until May 9th. This signals a time for reassessing matters – for making tweaks to your plans – particularly related to family, home, and partnership. Some waning of enthusiasm can be experienced as you adjust to this energy, but any slowdowns encountered now actually offer you the chance to look at your plans from a different perspective so that you can move forward with them with more confidence at a later date. Family life will continue to reward you for many months to come, but some de-emphasis and review is appropriate and beneficial now. This morning favors new approaches and flexibility. If you can avoid the tendency to move too fast and to live on your nerves (or only in your brain), you can come to very interesting, and possibly prophetic, insights. Keep your feet on the ground.

Cancer

Cancer

Jupiter turns retrograde today, dear Cancer, and will continue to move in retrograde motion until May 9th. While there continues to be good energy for learning, studies, communications, and transportation in your life, some de-emphasis, review, or toning down in these areas is appropriate and beneficial now. It may be wise to slow down when it comes to taking on new interests and projects, and to focus on enjoying and developing what you already have in place. It’s not the time to abandon projects, but rather for making refinements, and this may also be true for work and health endeavors. Today, there may be cantankerous energies surrounding a partnership or parent/boss, but a sense of moving forward is with you. Avoid quick reactions.

Leo

Leo

Jupiter turns retrograde today, dear Leo, and will continue retrograde motion until May 9th. This yearly event points to a need to reassess some of our projects, or to work on developing existing projects rather than taking on new ones. You might experience what seem like turnarounds or waning enthusiasm in the areas of finances, creativity, or romance. However, as you adjust to the retrograde period, you’ll recognize that this is a strong period for reassessing these matters more realistically, for easing up on spending, and for more realistically considering how much time and energy you have for your projects and recreation. This is about restoring balance in your life. This morning requires patience, particularly regarding opinions, directions, and instructions. Something you hear might stimulate a new way of thinking, so don’t totally disregard communications now. Simply take some time before reacting.

Virgo

Virgo Symbol/Glyph
Virgo

Jupiter turns retrograde today, dear Virgo, and while it continues to transit your sign and stimulate enthusiasm and optimism, some of this is now turning inward. It’s a good time to tame excess and overreaching. If you’ve been overdoing the seeking of freedom, this is the time to rethink and make adjustments that bring you a little closer to earth. This morning, you could be feeling a little on edge, particularly related to creative projects and intimate relationships, and especially if you don’t know where you stand in a situation or with someone. Try to remain flexible and avoid sticking stubbornly to old methods. The Moon continues to transit your home and family sector, all day, and the need to stick with familiar or secure and safe situations actually serves to replenish emotions and heal you in small but significant ways.

Libra

Libra Glyph-Symbol
Libra

Jupiter turns retrograde in your privacy sector today, dear Libra, and will continue to move in retrograde until May 9th. This can be a time when you have much going on behind the scenes. Your faith in your own instincts may not be as strong as it has been, or you could struggle a little with your faith in life itself to meet your needs. This is a temporary and in fact necessary process that allows you to reassess where it is you want to be, where you’re headed, and whether your connection to your spiritual side is in need of some nurturing. In fact, as you adjust to this energy, you may find that coming out of your protective shell more often can be beneficial. You may need to slow down taking on new mental interests and learning projects so that you can come to a better balance in your life. Today, there can be difficulties concentrating in the morning as you may feel pulled in a number of different directions, and it may be unclear where you’re headed. As the day advances, you might find that focusing on the moment is best and worrying too much about your next step can be a waste of energy when you are uncertain of the final destination.

Scorpio

Scorpio Symbol Glyph
Scorpio

Jupiter turns retrograde today, dear Scorpio, and will remain in retrograde motion until May 9th. This annual period is good for review and taming of extravagances. For you, Jupiter retrograde periods always affect money matters, and this year, also influences your friends and goals. If you have too many ideas or projects on your plate, this is a good time to see which ones are most viable. Aim to pare things down. Some of you could be reassessing your involvement with a friend or group or simply toning down your social life a little. It’s a good time to look at spending and business matters in a new way. This morning, there can be some chaotic moments as things may not go exactly as planned. Know your limits and respect them.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius Glyph Symbol
Sagittarius

Your ruler, Jupiter, which is currently moving through your professional zone, turns retrograde today, dear Sagittarius. You may need to curb your enthusiasm a little on the professional front now – just enough to gain new perspective and to focus on projects that are doable. Even so, there can be a pleasant feeling of letting things unfold naturally, and faith that they will work out in the end. You are seeing your capabilities for what they are, rather than over or under-estimating them. You might decide to review, edit, and perfect current projects rather than taking on new ones just for the time being, as you may have been sensing recently that you’ve taken on too much. Enjoy the moment, but capture it as well so that you can carry it forward. This is not a time for actively expanding, but rather for reaping the rewards of recent successes, and focusing your energy on those projects already underway. Generally speaking as well, this is a natural time for easing up on excesses. The Moon continues to transit your sign all day, however, and some self-pampering today is quite appropriate. It’s a time of the lunar month for recognizing needs for nurture. This morning’s Sun-Uranus square can overstimulate, so watch for too-quick moves, particularly with money and love.

Capricorn

Capricorn Symbol/Glyph
Capricorn

With Jupiter retrograde today until May 9th, dear Capricorn, it’s a natural time for adjusting expectations to better match energy levels and time. This is a good time for turning inward and getting in touch with what truly motivates and enthuses you, particularly related to belief systems, intellectual pursuits, and long-range goals. Some of the faith you’ve been nurturing may seem to drop away, but only just enough for you to see your plans in a different, more realistic light. Jupiter will continue to excite your interest in venturing out and broadening your horizons until October. While it’s retrograde, you’re more inclined to think over and review current projects and ideas, however, than actively pursue new ones. Today, a Sun-Uranus square can overstimulate you this morning, particularly if you have been holding on to frustrations that beg release. It can be difficult to accept restrictive conditions right now.

Aquarius

Aquarius

Mental tension can continue this morning, dear Aquarius, with the Sun in hard aspect to your ruler, Uranus, in mutable houses. Avoid overthinking, but also sidestep impulsive moves. Find a balance now. This can in fact be a good time to see areas of your life that have become dysfunctional and that are best left behind you. With Jupiter turning retrograde today, you may need to redirect some of your energy away from a partnership or a focus on others if this has been excessive. In the coming months, until May 9th, there is good energy for reviewing, reassessing, and moderating debt. It’s also a time for developing current projects rather than taking on new ones. Think in terms of correcting excesses. If you’ve been overspending or over-borrowing, or otherwise too dependent on others for your happiness, then this is a time for bringing things back into balance.

Pisces

Pisces

A Sun-Uranus challenge this morning can put the pressure on, dear Pisces, but it’s better not to rush anything right now. If you haven’t been recognizing a need to make changes in your practical affairs or social life, there can be some tension experienced today, but also an important awakening to new ideas and possibilities for improving your methods, income, and relationships. Today, Jupiter begins a four-month retrograde period. This annual event tends to affect your professional goals and aspirations, and this year, also your partnerships and negotiations. This is a time for taking a more realistic look at current projects and for developing these rather than taking on more. A partnership or friendship may need a little breathing room and the chance to unfold naturally. Jupiter retrograde and direct periods honor the natural ebb and flow of things – there are times to push forward and times to slow down and review.

 

 

If You Were Born Today, January 6

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If You Were Born Today, January 6

Exceptionally hard working, your work means the world to you, and if you don’t choose a career path that truly reflects your goals, you are unlikely to be very happy! You are a list maker, an organizer, and a person who loves order, even if you don’t always feel you are orderly enough. You are at your best when you have a goal in mind. You are loyal and somewhat of a perfectionist. As peace-loving and security-minded as you are, there is a decidedly stubborn and argumentative side to your personality.

Famous people born today: Syd Barrett, Carl Sandburg, Loretta Young, Rowan Atkinson, Bonnie Franklin.

Courtesy of Cafe Astrology

 

Your Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, January 6th

 

 

 

 

Your Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, January 6th

 

Aries

Aries Horoscope
Aries

There can be a nice feeling of acceptance in your closest relationships today, dear Aries. The Moon is now in your adventure sector, stimulating latent restlessness. You are looking for intellectual challenges now. However, you might feel a little scattered later in the day and into tomorrow. Watch for a tendency to challenge authority or tradition in ways that instigate rather than help bring positive change with the Sun in challenging aspect to Uranus in your sign. Look within for a need to make changes and answer that call, rather than simply react to others and circumstances.

Taurus

Taurus

You may be entertaining your deeper feelings and desires today, dear Taurus, more than usual, and you can be a little introspective as you do so. This is a good time to observe rather than act. There can be surprising new information or circumstances that throw off your schedule or plans later today and into tomorrow with a Sun-Uranus square. The regular routine might seem especially boring or restricting now. Seek to satisfy your cravings for something different by varying your routine, learning something new, or enjoying a new activity, rather than stir up trouble or remain in limbo.

Gemini

Gemini

The Moon moves into your partnership sector early into the day, dear Gemini, and you can be quite focused on your relationships or in restoring balance in your life. You’re more inclined to notice areas of your life that need more attention. This is a good day for connecting with others about work objectives, or with co-workers and associates. There is better understanding. Later today and into tomorrow, however, surprises or changes in plans and moods can point to a need to adjust expectations and attitudes. If you’re feeling especially tense or restless, try to channel excess energy into something productive. Investigating new approaches and experimenting with new methods can satisfy an itch for doing something different and unusual. While it can seem natural to part with things or even people now, wait until you’ve thought or talked things through. There can be uneasy feelings about commitments temporarily.

Cancer

Cancer

Today, you are likely to be putting more energy into activities that leave you with a sense of accomplishment, dear Cancer. You’re inclined to want to be productive, to fix problems, and to help others accomplish their goals. However, with an impending square between the Sun and Uranus, it can be challenging sticking to a schedule or following all of the rules closely. There can be some difficult or erratic energy in a relationship, particularly with a partner, parent, or authority figure. People can seem to demand more of your time and attention, or you might be expecting a lot from others. There can be insensitivity or coarseness to deal with, and this can be frustrating. If a change in approach is needed, try to think of one now.

Leo

Leo

Creative energy is strong now, dear Leo, but finding a channel for it can be a challenge. You want to be noticed, to shine, and to stand out for your unique qualities with the Moon now in your solar fifth house. You may stumble upon a new way to approach an old health or work problem from upset or interrupted plans today and tomorrow, so try to stay positive and centered if your schedule changes at a moment’s notice. There can be a real disdain for routine now, however, and even if you want to stick close to your plans, something can come up that changes them. New interests can distract you from the task at hand. Aim to find ways to fill your need for change, new horizons, and learning new things, but keep your routines going so that you stay grounded.

Virgo

Virgo Symbol/Glyph
Virgo

The Moon moves into your family and home sector, dear Virgo, and you’re inclined to be a little more introspective or self-protective than usual now and in the next couple of days. This is a good day for communicating your understanding of a significant other’s point of view. Later today and into tomorrow, a Sun-Uranus influence challenges you to better understand your feelings and expectations of others. With the “noise” around you rather chaotic, it can be difficult to discern how you feel, but don’t ignore what you’re seeing now, as Uranus is an awakener. You might open your eyes to something very important today, particularly about a love relationship. Alternatively, you can find creative inspiration right now. Expect the unexpected and avoid hanging too tightly to traditions or the past.

Libra

Libra Glyph-Symbol
Libra

The Moon moves into your communications sector early into the day, dear Libra, and you’re especially alert to the things happening around you. You need a little variety in order to be engaged today. Competitive energies with family may prevent you from truly unwinding later today and into tomorrow. Uranus energy is strong and challenging, and while Uranus can be a fickle and rebellious energy, it also has the effect of awakening us to new ways of thinking, and new spins on old traditions. Change, of course, can be unsettling, but if it helps us to move forward and away from bad habits, then it’s beneficial. What’s important now is to work with Uranus instead of resisting it. Think of new ways to relate to others, freshen your mind with alternative possibilities, and open your heart to change. Interruptions to your plans may put you on a detour that ends up feeling right.

Scorpio

Scorpio Symbol Glyph
Scorpio

The Moon moves out of your sign early into the day, dear Scorpio, and some of the urgency of the Moon in your sign subsides. You are interested in acquiring and building, and have a little more patience to fill these needs. Later today and into tomorrow, a Sun-Uranus aspect suggests some unrest or interruptions of plans, but a new perspective on a matter can be the result, and this can lead to good things and possibly happy new directions. Take extra care with directions and instructions as there is a tendency to skip important details or steps. A minor work or scheduling crisis may need managing. It can be difficult to be productive with scattered energy, so do what you can to center and relax yourself. Don’t overschedule.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius Glyph Symbol
Sagittarius

The Moon moves into your sign early today, dear Sagittarius, and the desire to be yourself and assert your individuality is strong. However, it’s also a time when you’re craving feedback and validation of your feelings. As the day advances, you’re under a Sun-Uranus influence that challenges your recent interest in taking control of your practical affairs, such as business and finances. Inconsistencies occurring now remind you that control is never entirely ours, but how you react to changes and problems is something you can manage. Changes in plans can actually stimulate new approaches and ideas, so keep an open mind. Expect some impatience and/or unreliability, particularly in dealings with romantic interests or friends. Extra care should be taken with personal possessions, as you can be a little scatter-brained today and you might lose something.

Capricorn

Capricorn Symbol/Glyph
Capricorn

The Moon moves into your privacy sector early today, dear Capricorn, and you may need to take a little break from the regular pace of everyday life in order to catch your breath on an emotional level. This is a good time for reviewing and processing recent events and feelings. Later today, the Sun and Uranus are moving towards a square aspect, exact tomorrow morning, and if you’ve been burying frustrations, they could come to the surface and disrupt your day. Family relationships can be a little tense or strained, or unexpected events in your personal life have you feeling off schedule. Try to take a break from the routine and find new ways to enjoy yourself if things are feeling too stuffy or stifling, but also seriously consider what you may need to stay stimulated and engaged in the longer term. Remain as open and flexible as possible today and tomorrow for the best results. Changes of plans can sometimes lead to new ways of looking at a matter, which can be helpful.

Aquarius

Aquarius

The Moon moves into your social sector early into the day, dear Aquarius, and you’ll find that you’re a little more interested in happiness goals than material or worldly goals today. There is good energy for connecting with others without limiting expectations, and this suits you well. As the day moves forward, there can be changes of plans to deal with, or possibly news or conversations that touch a nerve. There may also be a tendency to say things out of turn or speak of a matter prematurely now. Follow directions, as much as you’d prefer not to, because the inclination now is to skip important steps, but listen to ideas and instincts even if you don’t act on them just yet. Don’t be afraid to look within for answers. A little self-knowledge now goes a long way, and Uranus, your ruler and a planet known as the awakener, is offering you a chance to see yourself and your inner motives more clearly.

Pisces

Pisces

The Moon moves to the top of your solar chart early into the day, dear Pisces, and you become more strongly aware of what you’re projecting to others, your responsibilities, and your major life goals. While this is typically a time for paying closer attention to rules, a Sun-Uranus aspect challenges that as we move closer to it as the day advances. Others may be a little abrupt now, and schedules may be overturned. You may feel some pressure to come up with ideas for new projects – to plant some seeds, so to speak. Others might be especially motivated to fix a friendship, or could want to break free of someone’s hold on you. Address the need for change and a little more freedom, but aim to make these changes consciously rather than simply reacting to the limits or restrictions you may be feeling.

The Balance of the Signs and the Elements for Wednesday, January 6

 

 

 

 

The Balance of the Signs and the Elements for Wednesday, January 6

 

SAGITTARIUS STRONG
Inspiring, broad vision, enthusiastic, goal seeking, truthful, adventurous. Can be reckless, unrestrained, tactless.
CAPRICORN STRONG
Disciplined, responsible, reliable, industrious, conscientious, practical, achieving. Can be pessimistic, overly conventional, rigid, materialistic, callous.

BALANCE OF ELEMENTS

FIRE STRONG
Fire is enthusiastic, dynamic, and spontaneous, but lacks reflection. We are more courageous and adventurous now, with a tendency to act before thinking. There is little concern about what happened in the past. We are competitive and possibly impatient or bored easily.
AIR WEAK
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.

BALANCE OF MODES

The modes are balanced in this chart.

Astrology of Today – January 6, 2016

 

 

 

 

Astrology of Today – January 6, 2016

Summary:

  • The Moon is in Scorpio until 1:55 AM.
  • The Moon is void until 1:55 AM (since yesterday at 12:47 PM).
  • The Moon is in Sagittarius from 1:55 AM forward (until Friday, January 8th, at 10:06 AM).
  • The Moon is waning and in its Last Quarter phase until 2:44 AM / the Moon is waning and in its Waning Crescent phase from 2:44 AM forward.
  • A Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 2nd and a New Moon will occur on the 9th.
  • Mercury is retrograde (Mercury is retrograde from January 5-25).

January 2016 Energy Forecast: Be Bold

January 2016 Energy Forecast: Be Bold

The Witches Moon Phase for January 6th is Waning Crescent

Wiccan Magic
January 6
Waning Crescent
Illumination: 13%

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 – Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Phase: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 13%
Moon Age: 26.00 days
Moon Angle: 0.50
Moon Distance: 397,847.92 km

Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,100,872.16 km

 

WOTC Extra – Clearing Unwanted Energy

SPELL WEAVING

Clearing Unwanted Energy

Sage is the herb most people think of when it comes to smudging, but adding thyme to the mix really boosts the power to clear away even the most stubborn negativity from a space. This is a good ritual to use after a long winter, or to dispel a feeling of being in a “slump.” Be sure to give the space you’re smudging a good dusting and sweeping first— dust and dirt can interfere with the sage’s ability to completely clear away unwanted energy.

You will need:
1 sprig of dried sage
1 sprig of dried thyme

Instructions:

As you light the herbs, say the following (or similar) words:

“Spirit of sage, spirit of thyme,
thank you for your cleansing,
healing powers. With your
energies I transform this space
into a place of only love and
light. Blessed Be.”

Stand facing north, and move the smoldering herbs throughout the space, walking in a clockwise direction. Be sure to smudge the corners of the room as well as the more central area.

Visualize the space being saturated with white light.

When you’re finished, leave the room for a few moments and then return. Notice how much lighter and easier you feel in the space now that the energy has been cleared!

Lisa Chamberlain, Wicca Herbal Magic: A Beginner’s Guide to Practicing Wiccan Herbal Magic, with Simple Herb Spells

Let’s Talk Witch – Smudging Rituals

GOTHIC WITCH
Smudging Rituals

While burning incense is traditionally associated with Wicca and other forms of contemporary Witchcraft, the practice of smudging has been used in sacred rituals around the globe since ancient times. Both incense and smudging involve the use of dried herbs, but incense is usually made from a more complex blend of powdered herbs, oils, resins, and bark, which creates a richer, more perfume-like scent. Incense is often an ingredient in spellwork, and various types of incense have specific correspondences with particular magical purposes. Smudging, on the other hand, is usually done before spellwork, and generally has a singular purpose: purifying the energy of a space, or a person.

The particular herbs used may depend on the reason for the purification, which can range from healing from a physical illness to eliminating negative, “haunted” energy from a house. (Incense can also be used for purification, but because it doesn’t tend to burn as cleanly as simple dried herbs, many Witches prefer smudging for this purpose.)

These days, you can find smudge sticks— bundles of dried herbs tied with string— at most New Age shops, as well as other places where medicinal herbs are sold.These are easy to handle and tend to last a long time, so they can be used repeatedly.

However, you can also burn loose sprigs of dried herbs for a “single use” smudge, which requires a bit more caution, but allows you to choose exactly which herb( s) you want to burn, depending on your purpose. (The two workings described below make use of loose herbs, but you can substitute a pre-made smudge stick if you prefer.)

The easiest way to approach smudging with loose herbs is to find sprigs of the dried herbs, ideally four inches long at a minimum, that you can hold with your fingertips. However, you can also place the herbs inside a fire-proof dish, and then place the dish in a skillet, using the handle of the skillet to carry the smoldering herbs. Whichever method you choose, be sure to thank the spirits of the herbs before lighting them. Remember that it’s the smoke from the herbs that does the cleansing, so only light them enough to get them smoldering, rather than trying to set them completely on fire. As with anything involving flame, use extreme caution. And if you’re working indoors, be sure to leave at least one window cracked open so that the energy being removed from the space has a way to get out.

When the smudging is finished, you can put out the burning herbs in a pot of soil or leave them to burn out on their own in a heat-proof dish. Many smudging traditions use a feather to fan the smoke around the space, or over the person, being purified. This is symbolic of the element of Air.

Likewise, many use a sea shell to catch the ashes from the smoldering herbs, which honors the element of Water. (Earth and Fire are already represented by the herbs and the flame.)

Whether you incorporate these items is up to you— you can also use your hand to wave the smoke around, and a bowl to catch the ashes, if you like.

Lisa Chamberlain, Wicca Herbal Magic: A Beginner’s Guide to Practicing Wiccan Herbal Magic, with Simple Herb Spells