Your Daily I Ching Hexagram for February 24th is 11:Prominence

Today’s I Ching Hexagram

11: Prominence

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February 24, 2016

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Summary:
Don’t worry about setbacks. You are on the right path. Remain focused and ethical.

Line One of Your Hexagram is a 9:
Do not allow pessimistic people to bring you down. Surround yourself with optimistic people.

Line Two of Your Hexagram is a 9:
Reward the skilled. Do not promote those who do not deserve it.

Line Three of Your Hexagram is a 9:
Remain steadfast during difficult periods. Better times will come your way.

Line Four of Your Hexagram is a 6:
A wonderful venture may be before you. Use your allies to insure your idea’s success. Share the wealth.

Line Five of Your Hexagram is a 6:
Ally or merge with like companies.

Line Six of Your Hexagram is a 6:
Cure in-house problems from within. Eliminate disloyalty and dishonesty.

Your Rune For Wednesday, Feb. 24th is Ingwaz

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bw-ingwazYour Rune For Today
Ingwaz

Ingwaz signifies completion, success and fertility. Your present ambitions are about to be met. You are fecund in both mind and body.

Additional information about Today’s Rune, Ingwaz

inguz : Ing

Phonetic equivalent: ng

DIVINATORY MEANINGS: work, productivity, bounty, groundedness, balance, connection with the land

MAGICAL USES: fertility, farming, growth, general health, balance

ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES: Freyr / Ing, Nerthus, Thor, the Vanir

ANALYSIS: Ing is a Danish / Anglo-Saxon name for Freyr, the God of agriculture and fertility. Agriculture represents one of the first attempts by mankind to control the environment, and the fertility of crops, animals and people has always been the primary concern and religious focus of most Pagan agrarian societies. From the earliest Sumerian accounts to modern-day British folk custom, people throughout history have sought to ensure the success of their crops.

The vast majority of people in Western society have lost all contact and connection with the land and the process of growing things.

The spiritual consequences of this segregation from the earth have been disastrous, since most people find it difficult to relate to deity in a purely man-made environment. The shape of this rune can be likened to that of a field, but its real significance may lie in its balance, representing the harmonious relationship between ourselves and the four elements / four directions. Inguz reminds us of that ancient connection between the Gods and the land, and re-links (the real meaning of the ‘religion’) us with our spiritual natures through the realm of the physical. It is quite literally a grounding rune, and by reintroducing us to the earth, it reconnects our bodies, our minds and our spirits.

Your Daily Tarot Card for February 24 is The Lovers

Your Personal Daily Tarot Card

The Lovers

The Lovers indicates both the most powerful of unions and the most of challenging conflicts humans must face. On one side The Lovers’ embodies love and union on a cosmic scale—a love so strong, so inherently good that it actually makes the lovers better, more than they really are. All of the elements are there for the perfect union. The Lovers represent all powerful unions in general, and the elements that create/sustain them. The problem The Lovers face is temptation and the decision to act morally or abandon their ethics to take advantage of other opportunities that would be defined as transgressions.

Get a Jump on Tomorrow, Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, February 25th

 

 

 

 

 

Get a Jump on Tomorrow….

Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, February 25th

 

Aries

Aries Horoscope
Aries

You can be very relationship-focused today, dear Aries, and others are paying you special attention. You’re not content simply to hang out with people at the moment – you’re more inclined to want to be active and get things done with someone in your corner. A Venus-Mars parallel aspect can enliven your romantic or social connections and can also boost your personal magnetism. It can be stimulating and rather straightforward to come to a nice you-me balance in your relationships.

Taurus

Taurus

There can be a pleasing focus on putting your affairs into order today, dear Taurus, or for beautifying and organizing your work environment. It’s a good day to connect with others in general, but particularly to make nice with customers, co-workers, and/or bosses. This is a strong day for career thinking or method breakthroughs. You are especially noticed for your dynamism and strength today, and might meet someone special while going about your work or health activities.

Gemini

Gemini

You can feel especially hopeful and motivated today, dear Gemini. There is good energy for playful activities, creative charm, and romantic connections. You seem to get along with everyone right now, from all walks of life, and romantically speaking, you’re in great form. The ability to successfully combine grace and assertion helps you out today, and adds to your persuasiveness. Promotional or publishing activities can be in good shape now.

Cancer

Cancer

The Moon in your home and family sector all day points to some need for familiarity and comfort, dear Cancer. Even so, there are pleasing levels of excitement and activity associated with your personal or domestic life. You want to get things done, and won’t tolerate things being out of whack. This is a time for intimate excitement as well, and perhaps some positive movement in your financial affairs. Coming to a good balance between work and down time seems almost easy today.

Leo

Leo

This can be an exciting day for learning of all kinds, dear Leo, communicating with increased charm and punch, and making stimulating connections. There can be lively interactions today. You’re also putting things together on a mental level in creative ways, and could get to a wonderful new insight or a new level of understanding in your studies or research. This is a good time to sell your ideas to others, to present your case in some manner, and to work on projects with great vigor and passion.

Virgo

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Virgo

There is a strong focus on money, possessions, and business matters today, dear Virgo, but for many, this may simply be about wanting to feel comfortable and secure. It’s a good day for thinking breakthroughs on work projects and methods, as well as new ideas about money. This can be a very resourceful time when you make the most of what you have. While you can probably make some interesting purchases now, there can be a little impulsiveness or a larger appetite for things in general today.

Libra

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Libra

You can be admired for your dynamism and straightforward approach today, dear Libra, and you have more persuasive power than usual. Emotionally speaking, you are in no mood to deal with mundane affairs – you need some excitement and freedom of movement. Personal magnetism is strong today, and interactions can be animated. There is a desire for harmony and willingness to take real steps to get to a position of mutual benefit, making negotiations very successful now.

Scorpio

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Scorpio

You have a tendency to stay in the background today, dear Scorpio, and quite willingly at that. It definitely doesn’t take away from your personal appeal – in fact, it may add to it. There can be a lot going on behind the scenes, in your mind, and under the surface of things. For some, there can be a private meeting or affair, a fun secret, and excitement in your personal life. There can be especially creative, dynamic ideas about handling the home or personal life as well.

Sagittarius

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Sagittarius

This can be a fun and animated day in your social or romantic life, dear Sagittarius. Today, you can be excited about plans, and news can come through that you’ve been waiting for. Group activities and cooperative efforts can be in focus and especially useful or dynamic. Communications can range from pleasant to inspiring. There is charm in your presentation, and personal magnetism, particularly amongst friends and over your networks. You may be taking the lead and succeeding at it.

Capricorn

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Capricorn

This can be an especially creative day on practical levels, dear Capricorn, with money, money-making ideas, business, career projects, and reputation matters. You are magnetic, particularly in your work or in a public capacity, and some of you may even meet someone special or a romantic interest through your business activities. You may be taking the lead or managing in especially charming, successful ways today. Some of you could find a great buy.

Aquarius

Aquarius

You have a stronger desire for pleasure and excitement today, dear Aquarius, and you can be in great shape on the level of communications, mental interests, and making connections. There may be a breakthrough in your studies or a new level of understanding reached with someone important to you. You are projecting both strength and warmth, and people are taking note! It’s a good day for magnetic attraction. Starting something with high profile appeal is favored now.

Pisces

Pisces

This is not the best time to follow an exacting schedule, dear Pisces, as very creative energy is with you now and you may tap into it more easily if allowed some free time and space. Passions from deep within are stimulated today, and for some, an unusual attraction or desire can emerge, possibly even from a dream, or a private longing can take strong hold. This can be a good time to take action on a financial matter for some. You are looking for harmony in your relationships, and willing to go to great lengths to achieve it.

If You Were Born Today, February 24

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If You Were Born Today, February 24

Charming, quirky, and outgoing, it might surprise some that you require a lot of time to yourself to recharge and refresh yourself just to get back on track. You are an interesting conversationalist, including as many people as possible in the conversation, and you are extremely versatile as well. You bend over backwards to help those you care about. Your compassionate side is well-developed, but so is your business sense. You have a good head for business, although it may take you some time to choose the right career path for you. 

Famous people born today: Eddie Murray, Abe Vigoda, Steven Jobs, Paula Zahn.

Courtesy of Cafe Astrology

Your Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, February 24th

 

 

 

 

 

Your Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, February 24th

 

Aries

Aries Horoscope
Aries

You can be especially excited about projects and plans, dear Aries, and perhaps a little worked up about opinions and perspectives today. As the day advances, you’ll be seeing more and more opportunities through, of all things, responsibilities. Committing yourself to a goal, a cause, or a pet project can actually help bring you down to earth and get your mind off emotional conundrums. You’re eager to work on your to-do list today after some rather unfocused days behind you.

Taurus

Taurus

Today, you are likely to be feeling especially excited about a person, an idea, or a feeling – whatever it is, you can feel alive and motivated, dear Taurus. You are reminded of your commitments, in a pleasant way, and can feel especially good about working on a project or endeavor – one that’s designed to last. This is a good time for enthusiasm in a relationship, as well as getting some solid work done. Career planning efforts can be worthwhile now.

Gemini

Gemini

While you can begin the day a little scattered but highly motivated, dear Gemini, you tend to finish it in very realistic terms. A commitment to make improvements comes easily, especially with or about a partner. You can be filled with a strong desire to accomplish something solid and practical. There is great energy for new ideas and interests, but also willingness to put your plans into motion – a nice combination! A friend might come through for you today.

Cancer

Cancer

You can feel especially excited about an idea and possibly some breakthrough thinking today, dear Cancer. Both emotional and mental energy run high, and you can feel quite motivated to tackle projects or duties that you may have let slide or avoided. You may want to use this energy to sort out financial support issues. Later today is strong for work, research, and investigation. Focusing on something absorbing can do wonders for your sense of purpose. You can be drawn to details and excited about finding solutions to problems.

Leo

Leo

There can be quite a bit of excitement in your conversations today, dear Leo, and you can find yourself quite enthusiastic about new ideas. Others may not seem to be keeping up with you, but if you can work independently, you can accomplish a lot. As the day advances, you’re more inclined to find an area of focus and work towards a specific goal. There is a “back to business” feel to the moment, and you’re interested in long-term results. While much of the day you tend to be quite self-motivated and do well on your own, later on you seem to be better off thinking up plans with a partner.

Virgo

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Virgo

You have the power of increased mental energy with you today, dear Virgo, and a real need to put ideas into motion – or your money where your mouth is – with Mercury and Mars coming together in a parallel. This may benefit your daily activities and projects most, as you can feel especially excited about trying out new things or simply getting things done. As the day moves forward, there is good energy for applying yourself to something productive and purposeful in a more focused manner, particularly related to work and home life. A pet project and something to focus your attention on can add to your feelings of purpose and direction. You can feel good about committing to something specific, and making headway.

Libra

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Libra

You can be feeling especially enthused about producing and moving forward in your projects today, dear Libra. There may be an exciting conversation or thoughts about a money-making pursuit, and willingness to put ideas into motion. Details that you may have missed in recent days begin to fill your consciousness, making this a good time for paying more attention to a particular area of interest. You are more focused and willing to put in effort as the day advances, and you can end the day in a very practical frame of mind.

Scorpio

Scorpio Symbol Glyph
Scorpio

You have more than usual mental energy today, dear Scorpio, as well as courage to express your more cherished ideas and opinions. As the day progresses, focusing on family or a practical project can relieve stress, particularly if you cut out distractions and concentrate on one thing at a time, one step at a time. While wit and speed are favored much of the day, slow and steady wins the race later today. You’re in great shape for taking care of business and dealing with details that may have been missed (or that you didn’t care to see) in the past.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius Glyph Symbol
Sagittarius

There is great enthusiasm with you today, dear Sagittarius, particularly related to expressing yourself and learning new things. Conversations can be inspiring, helpful, and revealing. Not everyone is working at the same pace, but you don’t seem to need approval or help just for now. Coming out of some emotional, high-flying days, you begin gearing up to take care of business as the day moves forward. You are able to focus, and traditional methods seem to work best now – avoid skipping steps. You’ll feel more accomplished if you pay extra attention to details or duties that you’ve let slide.

Capricorn

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Capricorn

Thoughts about money or business matters can be accelerated and progressive today, dear Capricorn. While you’re encouraged to be quick on your feet in the morning, it’s best not to be hasty with decision making. As For some of you, you could be in the position to defend your worth or your values. As the day advances, you’re more inclined to slow down and consider the details. Early day courage is good, but practicality and willingness to draw upon common sense as the day progresses can help you lock something down.

Aquarius

Aquarius

While there can be moments when you may be super hasty when expressing yourself early today, dear Aquarius, you’re also in an especially courageous, intelligent, and effective frame of mind. You are excited about an idea or project and ready to run with it. There can be a nice channel for expressing yourself and your personal interests. As the day advances, you’re in a stronger position to pay more attention to the nitty gritty details or practical angle of a project. Organizing or researching work can be attractive, and some of you could be making solid plans with a friend. A new level of respect or reliability in a relationship can be achieved now.

Pisces

Pisces

Mental energy is powerful today, dear Pisces, and you could be wanting to take action on an idea or new information about a matter from the past. You have the courage to confront or face problem areas and then move forward. There can be an important conversation or thinking with/about a partner. New insight into a private matter or relationship can come now, and can be very exciting. As the day advances, you’re more inclined to think in practical terms, and this helps you to hone in on your priorities. Dealing with responsibilities rather than hiding from them can in fact be quite satisfying now.

The Witches Current Moon Phase for Feb. 24th – Waning Gibbous

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February 24
Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 97%

The Moon today is in a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with a illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9am and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.

Phase Details for – Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Phase: Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 97%
Moon Age: 16.36 days
Moon Angle: 0.49
Moon Distance: 403,098.55 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 148,057,770.34 km

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Magickal Activity for February 24th, The Festival of Shiva

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Holy Moon Water

Items needed: One glass bowl; silver paint; pure spring water; one round silver floating candle.

Use the silver paint to inscribe a full moon on the outside bottom of the bowl.

Place the bowl on a table so the light of the full moon will shine directly on it. Fill the bowl with the spring water. Float the silver candle on the water and light it as you say:

Blessed shall be this sacred fluid,
A gift from the river and sea.
Now made pure by your light,
To bring forth peace and harmony.

Leave the candle to burn out. Just before sunrise, remove the candle and pour the contents of the bowl into a bottle with a lid, and close tightly. Use the holy moon water in rituals or to bless candles for magickal works.

Celebrating Legends, Folklore & Spirituality 365 Days A Year for Feb. 24th – Festival of Shiva

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February 24

Festival of Shiva

Shiva, the moon God of the mountains, is honored annually on this date. Folklore and myth portray Shiva with the moon in his hair, through which flows the River Ganges. As it poured down from the heavens, Shiva protected the earth against the mighty Goddess Ganga, who could have flooded all of India. Shiva forced her to stream through his matted hair, thus slowing her force until the waters reached the earth. This is why there are so many small streams converging in the lower Himalayas to form one great divine river, the Ganges. It is still believed that her power is so strong that all people, the living as well as the dead, are purified by her holy waters.

During the festival of Shiva, worshipers gather in his temple to celebrate his celestial dance of creation. The sacred rites are followed by an oil lamp vigil known as the Shibaratri (Shiva’s night) that culminates with a great feast.

Wednesday Is Ruled By Mercury

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Wednesday Is Ruled By Mercury

Wednesdays are wild and wacky days. They are for communication, change, cunning, and the arts. This is a Mercury day, and just its patron god this day is full of contradictions, change, and excitement. Some suggestions for Wednesday enchantments would include:

Pulling a little Wednesday color magic into your life by wearing purples or orange

Carrying a multipurpose agate with you and tapping into its various charms

Working with magical plants such as the fern for protection. This plant will also boost the power of any other magical plants with which it is arranged.

Incorporating lavender into charms and spells for transformation

Using the charming scent of lily of the valley to improve your memory, or working with the aspen tree for communication

Calling on Athena, patron of arts and crafts, for inspiration for a new project

Fanning out a Tarot spell to increase you creativity

Calling on Hermes on a Wednesday night to bring movement and good luck into your life

The Witches Correspondences for Wednesday, Feb. 24th

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WEDNESDAY CORRESPONDENCES

Mercury/Neptune/Air/North/West/Southwest/Female/Male/Gemini/Virgo

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel, Money Matters

Color: black, light blue, brown, gray, green, magenta, orange, peach, purple, red, silver, turquoise, violet, white, yellow; orange is the primary color

Number: 3, 5

Metal: mercury

Charm: distaff, rod, runes, staff, iridescent garments

Stone: moss agate, amethyst, bloodstone, emerald, hematite, lapis lazuli, lodestone, pearl, ruby, sapphire, sodalite, all blue stones

Animal: bear, dog, fox, magpie, swan, weasel

Plant: almond, bayberry, chamomile, cherry, cinnamon, cinquefoil, clove, coltsfoot, ginger, hazel, hazelnut, jasmine, lavender, millet, oak, peppermint, periwinkle, rosemary, sage, St. John’s wort, sweet pea, tamarind, lemon verbena, violet

Incense: cassia, cedar, cinnamon, clove, frankincense, jasmine, lavender, mastic, mint, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, storax, dried and powdered citrus peel, and all incense made from aromatic bark, wood, and seeds

Goddess: Carmenta, Hecate (Queen of Crossroads), Hel, Ishtar, Ma’at, the Morrigan, Nike

God: Anubis, Bragi, Elath-Iahu. Enki, Garuda, Hermes, Maximon (Black Magician), Mercury, Nebo (Wise God of Wednesday), Odin, Shango, Ullr, Vishnu, Wayland, Woden

Evocation: Agrat Bat Mahalat, Michael, Miel, Raphael, Seraphiel, Tiriel

Courtesy of Moonlight Musings

Aspects of the Moon in Libra

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Aspects of the Moon in Libra

The Moon sets the emotional tone as it transits through the Zodiac signs. It changes signs every 2 1/2 days. You can work with this rhythm to “go with the flow” of the Moon. You can use it to know the general feeling tone to expect.

When the Moon is in airy Libra, the mood is very social. We want to pair up and bounce ideas off each other in one-on-one situations. It’s easier to extend ourselves to see the other person’s point of view.
That makes it favorable for easy breezy togetherness.

The Moon in Libra is a good time for entertaining, too. Relaxed, leisurely gatherings are favored. Being together becomes sublime in settings that are aesthetically pleasing.

Peace and Tranquility:
Under this Moon, we especially enjoy being pampered. And we’re more apt to dote on a friend or mate. The mood is that of mutual devotion, so we seek to draw out the best in others. We enjoy conversation, and even arguing to prove a point. An idea may come that brings balance to a situation, or has the potential to. These are power days for speeches, and offering your big idea.

It’s also the right mood to make amends or compromise.

Activities favored under the Moon in Libra: mediating, negotiating a fair deal, restoring balance with a friend or family member, taking it easy, beautifying your home space, meditating, decorating, de-cluttering, throwing a dinner party, attending a lecture, visiting a museum, writing or editing, experimenting with fashion, indulging in luxury.
 

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Molly Hall, Astrology Expert
Article published on & owned by About.com

 

The Witches Almanac for Wednesday, February 24th

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The Witches Almanac for Wednesday, February 24th

Wednesday (Mercury): The conscious mind, study, travel, divination, and wisdom.

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Waning Moon
The Waning Moon (from the Full Moon to the New) is a time for study, meditation, and little magical work (except magic designed to banish harmful energies).

Moon phase: Third Quarter

Moon Sign: Virgo
Virgo: Favors accomplishment of details and commands from higher up. Focuses on health, hygiene, and daily schedules.

Moon enters Libra 5: 41 pm
Libra: Favors cooperation, social activities, beautification of surroundings, balance, and partnership.

Incense: Bay laurel

Color: Brown