If You Were Born Today, February 12

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If You Were Born Today, February 12

You are a strong-minded person who is not always tactful, even though you are gifted with expression, but generally very straightforward. You love a good competition, particularly on a mental level. Success is important to you, and you usually achieve what you set out to do. Impatience can be a problem that you gradually manage better as you mature in life. Your visual memory is excellent and artistic taste quite refined.

Famous people born today: Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin, Christina Ricci, Judy Blume, Joanna Kerns, Arsenio Hall.

Courtesy of Cafe Astrology

Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, February 12, 2016

 

 

 

 

Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, February 12, 2016

 

Aries

Aries Horoscope
Aries

The Moon is in your sign all day today, dear Aries, and emotions are strong and clear. They’re also more able to find a vehicle for expression. You can be throwing yourself into a research or work project now with great enthusiasm, looking for answers and solutions with a greater chance of succeeding. You can be especially excited about solving problems and moving forward. While you can be focused on details, it’s also a powerful time for big-picture thinking and making overview plans. You can be feeling on top of your game now, particularly if you manage to resolve a problem that has been nagging at you for some time. You are inspiring trust from others, but your inclination is to go your own way and stick to your way today.

Taurus

Taurus

The Moon is in your privacy sector again today, dear Taurus, until early tomorrow. While the tendency is to contemplate and process recent events, you can also feel quite revved up today as you are anxious to resolve a problem or otherwise put something behind you. There is also good energy for taking action on a relationship matter. A casual relationship may be taken to a new level, and energy for connecting and relating with others takes an upward turn. You have more courage to express your affections, and this confidence tends to be well-received by others.

Gemini

Gemini

Your sense of timing is quite strong at the moment, dear Gemini, and plans can be coming together well, particularly those involving work or home life. You are more determined than usual to make things happen. Decisions about family, health, and work might be made now, as you’re interested in making improvements and getting things done. Some of you may have the opportunity for a home business now. You have an urge to branch out, particularly with friends, but you’re also exploring new ground and new ideas closer to home.

Cancer

Cancer

There is a focus on performance and career today, dear Cancer, and you could be presenting yourself especially creatively. You have a stronger than usual ability to express yourself with confidence and creativity today and tomorrow, which can lead to especially fruitful contact, heartwarming conversations, and new interests. Exchanges with others can be very passionate or intense, and yet maintain a light-hearted and playful quality. There may be good news or important information absorbed today that helps you to feel confident about the future.

Leo

Leo

This is a strong time for feeling at home while away, dear Leo, for entertaining out of towners, or for enjoying a sense of adventure and spirit in familiar settings. There is forward-looking energy with you today and tomorrow, and this helps you enjoy virtually any situation you find yourself in right now. You are especially resourceful, looking for opportunities wherever you look, and probably finding some. Home and family-related projects are favored,and enthusiasm runs high for making money and taking care of personal possessions. It can be a good time to put plans or promises to yourself into motion, generally speaking.

Virgo

Virgo Symbol/Glyph
Virgo

This is a strong day for getting the help you need, dear Virgo, and/or resolutions to recent problems. There might be some good news, new information, or a rewarding conversation now. Communications in general are favored. People can be helpful, there could be money coming through or word that a project is moving forward, and you can feel especially optimistic about the future. New endeavors, particularly related to body health as well as learning and personal interests, can fare well. Take steps to move towards important goals.

Libra

Libra Glyph-Symbol
Libra

This is a strong day for doing something with a partner or with company, dear Libra, as you can accomplish a lot with some inspiration and moral support. You can feel rejuvenated now, especially if you have the chance to rest or otherwise remove yourself from demanding situations in order to gather yourself. Volunteer work of some sort can be especially rewarding, or some other behind the scenes activity can be deeply satisfying. Benefits can come from hidden places or from resources you never knew you had. A great idea now might open the doorway to an increase in income down the road. You invite change, particularly the kind of change that improves your ability to provide for yourself or your sense of security.

Scorpio

Scorpio Symbol Glyph
Scorpio

This is a strong day for furthering work and health goals, dear Scorpio, and for taking action on important endeavors. It’s a time for moving forward in important ways towards achieving a cherished dream or goal. You are looking to grow and improve. You are expressing yourself with intention and enthusiasm, and find it easy to get others to go along with almost anything you propose. Your timing is excellent at the moment and you’re sniffing out opportunities. This is also a good time for resolving matters. You are anxious to put something behind you.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius Glyph Symbol
Sagittarius

An adventurous, can-do spirit is with you today, dear Sagittarius. Creativity is strong, and you might be making important advances in creative projects, with children, or possibly in a romantic relationship. Support can come from behind the scenes or unexpected sources, and you’re also likely to come through for someone. You might choose to take decisive action on an unresolved matter from the past or wrap up an important project. It’s a good day for taking small but significant steps towards a career goal as well.

Capricorn

Capricorn Symbol/Glyph
Capricorn

You feel more equipped than ever to take charge of an important matter today, dear Capricorn. There is more courage to make change to draw upon today and tomorrow, and a better ability to see opportunities where you may have seen challenges in the past. If you’ve been putting up with something and letting it nag at you, now you’re ready to take the necessary steps to resolve the problem. Friends or associates can be a source of opportunity to expand your knowledge and experience. This can be a strong time for joining a group or workshop, as it can be an especially rewarding experience. You may be exposed to a broader viewpoint through your connections, and this changes your personal philosophy in positive, growth-oriented ways.

Aquarius

Aquarius

You can get to the heart of a problem and resolve it more effectively today, dear Aquarius. Something you’ve been putting up with or wondering about can now come to a resolution, which takes a load off your mind. It’s a day for feeling more empowered through having the courage to bring up a matter or topic, and for taking steps to make improvements. Business transactions and financial support are favored. Combining your resources with a trusted someone can work to your benefit. Others tend to lend a hand, offering moral or financial support more readily. This is a time for asking for something you need.

Pisces

Pisces

This is a good time for taking steps to secure yourself or safeguard your valuables, dear Pisces, and for some, money you need comes in. While your practical affairs can be in good standing and strong focus today, relationships can get a real boost. Pairing up to get something done can be quite successful. Circumstances are such that you feel you are growing through your contact with others and sharing a perspective or personal philosophy can bring a relationship to a higher level of understanding. It’s a strong time for lending a hand and for reaching out for help if you need it as well. Things seem to work better in partnership rather than on a solo level today. There is more courage to do something different and exciting.

Your Weekend Love Horoscopes for February 12 – 14

 

 

 

 

 

Weekend Love Horoscope

February 12-14: Cupid’s Arrow

By Maria DeSimone, Videos, Love, Horoscopes, Astrology

 

It’s Valentine’s Day weekend in the United States and that means romance, hearts and flowers might be all around you. But will it be supported in the cosmic sky? This year, the answer is a resounding YES!

Venus will still be actively trine Jupiter this weekend even though the aspect peaked on Wednesday. As a result, if you’re in a relationship, you can anticipate plenty of romantic gestures and indulgences this weekend.

On Saturday, the Moon enters sensual Taurus, where she’ll remain for the rest of the weekend. She’ll be emotionally balanced all weekend, making lovely links to Neptune and Pluto before opposing Mars — ensuring that there’s enough heat to warm up the bedroom on Valentine’s Day evening. On Saturday however, Mars will be at a gorgeous angle to Jupiter which will expand everyone’s motivation to pursue whatever makes you the most passionate. If that happens to be your paramour then you can expect more than just a box of chocolate this weekend. Yum!

This Weekend’s Romantic Rating*

* Heart ratings are based on the lunar cycle. They range from low to full, with low indicating a rocky weekend for romance and full indicating plenty of passionate potential.

 

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The Balance of the Signs & the Zodiac for Friday, February 12th

 

 

 

 

The Balance of the Signs & the Zodiac for Friday, February 12th

 

ARIES STRONG
Initiating, pioneering energy. Independent, bold, courageous, assertive, fiery, inspirational, direct, decisive. Can be egotistical, impulsive, impatient, aggressive, lacking subtlety.
CAPRICORN STRONG
Disciplined, responsible, reliable, industrious, conscientious, practical, achieving. Can be pessimistic, overly conventional, rigid, materialistic, callous.
AQUARIUS STRONG
Humanitarian, innovative, group conscious, progressive, serving others. Can be rebellious, eccentric, aloof, emotionally superficial, overly extroverted.

BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
The elements are balanced.

BALANCE OF MODES
CARDINAL STRONG
We are ready to take action and to take on challenges, and can become frustrated with stagnant conditions.

Astrology of Today – February 12, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Astrology of Today – February 12, 2016

Summary:

  • The Moon is in Aries all day (until Saturday, February 13th, at 6:35 AM).
  • The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase.
  • A New Moon occurred on the 8th, and a First Quarter Moon will occur on February 15th.
  • Mercury is direct and remains in its shadow until February 14th.

A Winter to Spring Psychic Protection Spell

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A Winter to Spring Psychic Protection Spell

This psychic protection spell requires some visualization on your part. To begin, I recommend working this spell in daylight hours. Bundle up as needed and stand outside in nature, with your feet securely on the ground. Tip your face up to the February sun… know that its strengthening rays are slowly bringing life back. Spring is coming, and winter will lose its grip on the land.

During this in-between time as winter fades and a new season of growth awaits is your best opportunity to clear out any old negativity, psychic goop, or unhappiness that you may be carrying around. It’s also an excellent time of the year to strengthen your personal psychic protection. So let’s get started!

As you repeat this spell verse, imagine that sunlight swirls around you in a colorful stream; it’s your call as to whether the energy streams clockwise or counterclockwise, so go with whatever seems correct to you. The light you are visualizing can be any color or a rainbow of colors, so feel that sunlight and get the circle of energy spinning around.

Hold your hands up and feel that energy circle and spin around you. Then repeat the following spell verse:

As the winter season fades and the spring begins
This psychic protection magick around me spins.
Light and warmth increase across the land
And strengthens this magick from where I stand.
As the snow and ice of Imbolc will surely melt away
I am refreshed and ready for whatever comes my way.
Protection rolls around me in an enchanted ring
Serenity, hope, health, and strength this magick does bring.

Allow your hands to come down to your sides, and let the energy follow the motion of your hands so it grounds itself back into the earth. Take a nice cleansing breath in, hold it for four counts, and then slowly blow it out.

Now open your eyes and close the spell with these lines:

By the power of the slowly strengthening sun
As I will, so mote it be, an’ let it harm none.

Blessed be.

Ellen Dugan, Seasons of Witchery: Celebrating the Sabbats with the Garden Witch

 

Celebrating Legends, Folklore & Spirituality 365 Days A Year for Feb. 12th – Holy Day of Diana

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February 12th

Holy Day of Diana

Diana was the Roman Goddess of the moon. She was the patroness of hunters and the guardian of the forest, where her sacred grove stood near Aricia. Diana is called upon to protect animals, children and the forest. As light and life return to the Earth, her powers of protections are invoked for all creatures great and small.

 

A Prayer to Diana

Goddess of the Hunt, Lady of the bow,
I ask you now the way to show.
I pray you bless me from this hour,
With your strength and with your power.
Through times of sorrow and times strife,
Help me make the most of life.

The Witches Correspondences for Friday, February 12th

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FRIDAY CORRESPONDENCES

Venus/Water/East/West/South/Dawn/Female/Libra/Taurus

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Heart

Color: aqua, blue, light blue, brown, green, pale green, magenta, peach, pink, rose, white, all pastels

Number: 5, 6

Metal: copper

Charm: green or white garments, scepter

Stone: alexandrite, amethyst, coral, diamond, emerald, jade, jet, black moonstone, peridot, smoky quartz, tiger’s-eye, pink tourmaline

Animal: camel, dove, elephant, goat, horse, pigeon, sparrow

Plant: apple, birch, cherry, clematis, clove, coriander, heather, hemlock, hibiscus, ivy, lotus, moss, myrtle, oats, pepperwort, peppermint, pinecone, quince, raspberry, rose, pink rose, red rose, rose hips, saffron, sage, savin, stephanotis, strawberry, thyme, vanilla, verbena, violet, water lily, yarrow, and all flowers

Incense: ambergris, camphor, mace, musk, myrrh, rose, saffron, sage, sandalwood, sweetgrass, vanilla, violet, all floral scents

Goddess: Aphrodite, Asherah, Baalith, Brigid, Erzulie, Freya (Passionate Queen), Frigg, Gefion, Harbor (Beautiful One), Hestia, Inanna, Ishtar (Lady of Passion and Desire), Lakshmi, Lilith, Mokosh, Nehalennia, Nerthus, Ostara, Pombagira, Sarasvati, Shakti, Shekinah, Sirtur, Al Uzza, Venus (Queen of Pleasure), Vesta

God: Allah, Bacchus, Bes, Cupid, the Dagda, Dionysus, El, Eros (God of Love), Freyr, Frit Ailek, Shukra

Evocation: Agrat Bat Mahalat, Anael, Hagiel, Mokosba, Rasbid, Sachiel, Uriel, Velas
Courtesy of Moonlight Musings

The Witches Almanac for Friday, February 12th

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The Witches Almanac for Friday, February 12th

Friday (Venus): Love, friendship, reconciliation, and beauty.

Lincoln’s Birthday (actual)

Waxing Moon
The Waxing Moon (from the New Moon to the Full) is the ideal time for magic to draw things toward you.

Moon phase: First Quarter

Moon Sign: Aries
Aries: Good for starting things, but lacks staying power. Things occur rapidly, but quickly pass. People tend to be argumentative and assertive.

Incense: Cypress

Color: White

Deities Associated with Friday – Frigg The Norse Goddess

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Deities Associated with Friday

Frigg The Norse Goddess

Areas of Influence: Frigg was the Norse Goddess of marriage, childbirth, motherhood, wisdom, household management and weaving and spinning.

She was the Queen of Aesir and the only one permitted to sit on the high seat other than her husband Odin.

This Goddess’s home was Fensalir (Marsh hall) in Asgard. All marshy and boggy ground was sacred to this Goddess.

As Goddess of weaving she was associated with weaving clouds and the threads of fate, known as Wyrd in the Nordic tradition. Despite this and the gift of prophecy she is unable to save her own son from his fate. The Goddess made him invincible to everything other than mistletoe but unfortunately Loki disguised himself and tricked her in to revealing this weakness.

She has more than ten handmaidens who assist her, the most well known of these are Hlin (Goddess of Protection), Gna (a messenger Goddess) and Fulla (a fertility Deity). Some academics have suggested that the attendants represent different faces of this particular Deity.

Barren women would invoke this Goddess and ask her to bless them with children.

Her name means “beloved one.” Other spellings of this Goddesses name include Frea, Fija, Friia, Frig and Friggja.

Origins and Genealogy: She was the daughter of Fjorgynn (the male personification of the earth) and was married to Odin with whom she had two sons, Balder and Hodr.

She was briefly married to Odin’s brother’s Vili and Ve as Odin had been away travelling a long time and was believed to be dead. When he finally returned, the marriage to Odin’s brothers was dissolved and she returned to her husband’s side.

Strengths: A loving mother and home maker.

Weaknesses: Unable to save her son.

Symbolism
Like Freya she wears a ravens clock.

She is associated with constellation the Orion’s Belt which was known as the Frig’s Distaff upon which she winds the threads of fate and weaves the clouds.

Sacred Birds: Ravens, hawks and falcons.

Sacred Plants: Frigg’s grass is a plant was traditionally used as a sedative during birth. Mistletoe is also sacred to her.

Frigg’s Archetype
The Mother
The Mother is a life-giver and the source of nurturing, devotion, patience and unconditional love. The ability to forgive and provide for her children and put them before herself is the essence of a good mother.
In its shadow aspect the Mother can be devouring, abusive and abandoning. The shadow Mother can also make her children feel guilty about becoming independent and leaving her. It is not necessary to be a biological Mother to have this stereotype. It can refer to anyone who has a lifelong pattern of nurturing and devotion to living things.

This Goddess was a devoted mother who was unable to prevent the death of her son. She is also a great domestic Goddess looking after the home.

How to Work With This Archetype
The Mother

You are exhibiting the features of the shadow Mother if you smother your children and are over protective. Encourage independence and allow children to make mistakes but be available to give care and advice when it’s needed.

The other shadow Mother is the one that abandons her children, or is so busy that she has no time for nurturing her young.

 

Source:

Goddess-Guide.com

Friday’s Witchery

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Friday’s Witchery

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.

–Ellen Dugan, Book of Witchery – Spells, Charms & Correspondences For Every Day of the Week

Friday

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Friday

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.

Source:
Gypsy Magic

Friday’s Conjuring

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Friday’s Conjuring

Friday – is associated with Venus

Candle colors – Green, Red, Blue, White, Purple

Focus spellwork on: Love, Marriage, Money, Attraction, Luck, Healing, Prosperity, Change, Road Opening work, Bring Peace, Relationships, Power and Success
 

—Starr Casas, Old Style Conjure Wisdoms, Workings and Remedies

The Solar & Lunar Activities for Friday, February 12th

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The Solar & Lunar Activities for Friday, February 12th

Sun Direction: ↑ 136.31° SE
Sun Altitude: 27.21°
Sun Distance: 91.760 million mi
Next Equinox: Mar 19, 2016 11:30 PM (Vernal)
Sunrise Today: 6:47 AM↑ 107° East
Sunset Today: 5:31 PM↑ 253° West
Length of Day: 10 hours, 43 minutes

Moon Direction: ↑ 85.97° E
Moon Altitude: 1.84°
Moon Distance: 227299 mi
Next Full Moon: Feb 22, 201612:19 PM
Next New Moon: Mar 8, 20167:54 PM
Next Moonset: Today10:23 PM
Current Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent, Moon: 21.2%

 

Source:
timeanddate.com