I sincerely apologize for our hick-a-billy Internet service. Our internet service has been coming and going all morning long. I guess a bird took a poop on the lines, seriously. I have never seen anything like this bunch in my life. But every time you talk to them, they are correcting a problem or upgrading their system, HA! I talked to the man who was suppose to be their supervisor. I asked him if they were having problems with their server. “What? What’s a server? was his reply. I just hung the phone up. We would do better with tin cans and fishing line strung from house to house.
We had a fantastic morning program laid out this morning but we couldn’t get on the net. You see when we run late it is not always our fault. Seriously, it isn’t. So we had to pause and wait for about 20 minutes for the internet to come back on. While we were sitting around talking, they threatened to tie me to the chair. I wanted to throw the mouse through the computer screen. I know, I would have only been hurting us, wouldn’t have effected the hicks none. It is just pathetic.
To cool off and mellow out, we are going to goof off for now. Pull some info from here and there, look at the pretty pictures and hopefully forget what a lousy ISP we have. I hope you enjoy the information and I am sorry that we could not do our regular daily posts. There is always tomorrow (oh, brother!).
Now we are off again, hopefully the internet will cooperate now. I hope you have a much better day than we are having.
Get A Jump on Tomorrow….
Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, April 26th
We want to whistle a happy tune and walk on the sunny side of the street while the Moon flies through cheerful Sagittarius. We’re adept at avoiding the shadows today and will go out of our way to take the positive side of nearly any issue. But the good times won’t last once the Moon shifts into industrious Capricorn at 7:54 pm EDT. Although communicator Mercury and fantasy-prone Neptune are both in the mix, reality ultimately trumps imagination.
Aries Horoscope Mar 21 – Apr 19
You may be feeling gleefully optimistic today, but reality will surely show its true colors sooner than you prefer. In the meantime, enjoy the opportunities for fun and games that come your way. You have a lot of leeway with respect to your schedule now as long as you don’t sidestep your commitments. But you can’t ignore your mortal limits and squeeze in too much activity or you will exhaust yourself in the process. Make sure to get plenty of sleep so you are ready to jump at a moment’s notice when duty calls.
Taurus Horoscope Apr 20 – May 20
Sharing your feelings with your peers sounds like a good idea today, but your current work environment might not be as supportive as you wish. Instead of pursuing your personal interests now, draw out the strengths of others by asking the right questions. Remember, your success partly depends on the emotional well-being of those around you. Creating a friendly atmosphere enables everyone to have more fun while being more productive in the process.
Gemini Horoscope May 21 – Jun 20
Beware of people sharing pie-in-the-sky ideas today because they could distract you from your work in the real world. You won’t be content in the long run if you drop everything you are doing now just to dive into someone else’s project. Don’t expect anyone else to satisfy your need for diversion. Instead, do something on your own that allows you to experience the adrenaline rush you crave without straying too far from your prior commitments.
Cancer Horoscope Jun 21 – Jul 22
You wake up enthused by all the potential in your life, but you could slowly approach the edge of self-doubt as the day unfolds. You’re probably optimistic through the afternoon, yet grow more somber later in the evening when the Moon takes up residence in pragmatic Capricorn. In the meantime, utilize your current confidence to tackle unfinished business while you still have a positive outlook. Ultimately, your accomplishments will speak for themselves.
Leo Horoscope Jul 23 – Aug 22
You could experience a fascinating attraction to someone special today and yearn to demonstrate your feelings with a dramatic gesture. But it might be difficult to act on your desires because you are concerned about breaking the rules of social etiquette. Although doing something adventurous with a romantic companion sounds wonderful, you may have to proceed slower than you prefer. Don’t put unnecessary pressure on the situation; paradoxically, you’ll make more progress as you let go of your expectations.
Virgo Horoscope Aug 23 – Sep 22
You might try a more direct approach when communicating your needs today, since you intuitively know you achieve better results when you let others know what you want. However, you could be overbearing if you’re so enthusiastic about your goals that you forget about everyone else. Staying aware of your impact on others now helps you avoid the rough spots. Knowing when to change the topic is key to your relationship success.
Libra Horoscope Sep 23 – Oct 22
Too much action may have you running around in search of a quiet place to hide today, but you probably won’t find much peace wherever you go. Unfortunately, the more you withdraw, the harder it is to escape from it all. But instead of working yourself up into a state of frustration, it’s simpler to just accept the temporary chaos and save your retreat for another time. Changing your attitude magically improves your day.
Scorpio Horoscope Oct 23 – Nov 21
Your self-esteem is on the rise, but you must be careful not to let casual criticism send you into an emotional tailspin. You’re willing to work hard for whatever you want, yet you may be more sensitive to other people’s feedback now than you realize. In the final analysis, your obsession with excellence speaks louder than someone else’s unconscious words. Keep your eye on your goal; believing in yourself is your secret to success.
Sagittarius Horoscope Nov 22 – Dec 21
Although your temperament may be a bit erratic today, your energy will settle down later in the evening. However, trying to control your changing moods might be nearly impossible because the Moon in your sign can overpower your most convincing logic. Your best strategy is to just let your emotions run their course before assuming that you really know what’s going on in your heart. The truth is worth the wait even if it takes a while to arrive.
Capricorn Horoscope Dec 22 – Jan 19
You’re entertaining a flood of cosmic ideas today, but they may be so grandiose that they don’t make sense within the current situation. As sound as your strategy seems on the surface, your timing might be off. You could exhaust your energy trying to push a river up a hill. Take a few steps back and let events flow on their own until you can develop a new plan that works with the power of nature and not against it.
Aquarius Horoscope Jan 20 – Feb 18
Your friends are the source of lighthearted fun today, but their plans can be so enticing that you’re distracted from your work. If you choose to go along with the group, remember that you still must meet your previous obligations. Even if you think you can get away with avoiding responsibility now, it’s not in your best interest to simply run off in pursuit of pleasure. Luckily, you should be able to balance work and play if you don’t go overboard on either end.
Pisces Horoscope Feb 19 – Mar 20
It’s challenging to follow through on anything you start today because you tend to be so idealistic when you dream about the potential of your career objectives. However, you may feel quite constrained by the present circumstances once you start progressing toward your destination. Thankfully, you can make the most of any obstacles that appear in your path by using your frustration to fuel your drive. As Zig Zigler wrote, “Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.”
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If Today is Your Birthday: April 25
ou are a sensual, intuitive, and emotional person who is sometimes misunderstood, generally because you don’t easily let others in on your deepest thoughts and feelings! However, you are very much respected. You tend to think before you speak or write. A calm exterior can hide some nervousness and worry, as well as an intensely emotional nature. In your work, you are a perfectionist. Famous people born today: Ella Fitzgerald, Renee Zellweger, Al Pacino, Jason Lee.
Your Birthday Year Forecast:
Your birthday falls shortly after a Full Moon this year, suggesting a period ahead of communication and teaching. You may be turned to for advice more frequently, and you are very willing to offer your help. This is a strong year for publicity and any other endeavors that involve spreading the word. As well, your ability to be objective–or to see the “big picture”–can be especially pronounced and rewarding this year.
This is an excellent year in which to advance projects revolving around communications – writing, speaking, selling, and so forth. Your reputation may be enhanced through word of mouth. Making new contacts through learning and mental pursuits figures strongly as well.
It’s a good period in your life for taking necessary steps towards making yourself feel more secure and safe, and for family or domestic activities. This is also a period when you more readily support or defend others.
This is an excellent period for opening up communications with others, as you are more sensitive than usual and more willing to listen. Getting your point across is easier, as it’s not only about what specific words you choose to communicate, you intuitively express the meaning and intention behind the words. You can effectively use words to soothe, heal, and teach this year. You are also especially open to new ways of looking at problems, thus it’s considerably easier to find solutions. You may be gaining respect for your ideas and intelligence.
However, you need to be aware of a tendency to be attracted to impractical ventures at times this year. As well, your energy can vary greatly from one period to the next, so take advantage of the “high” periods in order to offset the possible loss in productivity during the low-energy stages.
Changes in your love life and/or financial state are likely this year with Venus conjunct Uranus in your Solar Return chart. It may be that you experience sudden changes or breakups with a friend or lover. However, the chance of a sudden new friendship is just as likely.
This is a potentially excellent year for communications, learning, and connecting. You may be making good contacts with others, particularly through shared interests or schooling. Positive plans and lifestyle changes can be made at this time in your life. There will be times when you battle with varying energy levels, so take advantage of the periods of high motivation. There’s likely to be excitement in your social or love life.
2016 is a Number Two year for you. Ruled by the Moon. This is a year of potential companionship. It is a quiet, gentle, and mostly harmonious year that is less active than other years. Instead, you are more responsive to the needs of others. If you are patient and open yourself up in a gentle manner, you will attract both things and people. This is an excellent year in which to build and develop for the future. Advice – be patient, be receptive, enjoy the peace, collect.
2017 will be a Number Three year for you. Ruled by Jupiter. This is a year of sociability. It is a friendly time, when it is easy to enjoy life and other people. Focus is on personal freedom, reaching out to others, making new friends, and exploration. You are more enthusiastic and ready for adventure. It is likely to be a rather lighthearted year, when opportunities for “play” time are greater than usual. It’s also a good year for expressing your creativity. Advice – reach out, but avoid scattering your energies.
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Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, April 25th
You can be craving some extra adventure or intrigue in your life today, dear Aries, but the Moon’s alignment with Saturn may keep you from spontaneous exploration as you focus on more practical matters. Watch that you don’t take opinions expressed too seriously, but if you feel the need to do some deep or serious thinking, this can be a good time to do so. Instead of waiting for others to sense what you want or need, express yourself and take action, or wait for a more cooperative atmosphere to do so. There may be a question of whether a project is viable today, but this challenge may only serve to motivate you further to fine tune or to more doggedly pursue your goals.
You may be doing some wrestling with expectations today, dear Taurus, particularly with people in your life. As much as you want clarity, emotions can be up and down and can temporarily interfere with judgment. You could be feeling a little unsupported right now. Some serious energy related to intimate or financial matters is likely today, and you can use this constructively for really getting to the bottom of a matter or doing some organizing work that gets you into better shape for making decisions. The day favors actions that are small and simple. It’s not always the best strategy to play it safe, but today it may very well be. Treat yourself and others with graciousness for best results.
The Moon is in your partnership sector all day, dear Gemini, putting your focus quite squarely on a partner, relationship, or areas of imbalance in your life. Saturn is a longer-term guest in this same sector of your solar chart, and the Moon meeting Saturn can cast a rather serious or mature note to the day. You are more emotionally geared towards relating rather than producing today, but your interactions may at times be strained or reserved. Pay close attention to commitments you have made and do what you can to honor them, as this can serve to really lighten your load. Focus on coming to a state of balance and moderation, and aim to be fair and patient.
The Moon transits your health, routine, and work sector all day, dear Cancer, meeting with Saturn and bringing duties to the forefront. You can feel quite motivated to take care of unfinished work or to get yourself/your body in shape, but distractions can be plenty. Think more carefully before going forward with important projects. Make sure that you truly know what you’re doing. Your mind is frequently busy these days even when you are not energetically active, but you are in better shape today if you turn your thoughts away from long-term plans and towards details and current or past projects that need special attention.
You may want, or need, to focus on one or two things and do them well today, dear Leo, but distractions can be plenty. For some of you, there could be a feeling of being left out of the fun, overworked, or otherwise drained. Try not to put too much pressure on yourself and aim to simplify as much as possible. Feelings for someone or for a project can be up and down, and this is a time for realigning your expectations. You can use the energies of the day productively and constructively by focusing your energy and aiming to meet responsibilities.
There is self-protective energy to the day, dear Virgo, with the Moon in your solar fourth house all day and aligning with Saturn. There is a part of you that is especially vulnerable right now, so it’s probably best that you avoid situations in which a confrontation is likely. You can, in fact, find great strength from getting in better touch with your inner world. You can very successfully work on your “insides” today, or at least aim to work from the inside out in order to center yourself and find a balance. This time favors healing and repairing efforts, and the reworking of current resources. Give family and home life, as well as personal matters, adequate attention, but try not to go overboard to the point that it feels burdensome. The key to being effective is to do your best, but in moderation.
The Moon aligns with Saturn in your communications sector today, dear Libra, reminding you to listen more than you speak as there can be something important to learn now. However, something said today can stir up all sorts of issues, as well as defensiveness. Before it spirals out of control, consider whether or not it’s better to simply move on. Arguments entered into today can reach stalemates, partly because you are very conflicted inside. Today, it’s better to focus on practical affairs rather than riding on the emotion of the moment. Constructive and possibly instructive conversations can be had now, and you may stumble upon truly helpful, practical information.
There can be a good feeling of security coming from the ability to be productive today, dear Scorpio, although there can be some distractions, particularly on emotional levels. Worries about your resources and your income may be more frequent these days with Saturn in your solar second house. However, it also makes you stronger about standing up to people who have not shown you respect or who weren’t valuing you, and gives you real motivation to get your affairs into order. You have been working on your effectiveness in the world, and learning exactly what has been holding you back from achieving the results you want. Earthy, grounding activities are your best bet, as these things serve to keep you in the “here and now” and remind you of the value of what you already have. A conservative or moderate approach may be difficult but is ideal now.
You can be especially focused on your emotional needs today with the Moon in your sign all day, dear Sagittarius, and this is important now, although it’s best to do so in moderation. With the Moon and Saturn meeting up in your sign, your responsibilities can weigh heavily on your mind, and with the Moon also square Jupiter and Neptune today, you can be up and down with expectations. It can be a bit of a balancing act getting to a place of moderation now. Your need for attention is best sated in a mature fashion. Waiting for people to intuit your problems and needs simply won’t work in your favor at the moment. If you have a problem, it’s best to state it directly rather than to hope that others will figure it out. It’s a good time for taking care of your duties and obligations, as this will improve your self-confidence.
With the Moon in your privacy sector all day, dear Capricorn, you may be feeling a little anonymous or invisible, and this gives you the chance to catch up. Find time to unwind, or for quiet times with yourself when you can eliminate the excess clutter in your mind. With peace and quiet comes more opportunities to listen to your inner voice. Today, you may feel compelled to distinguish between fact and fancy, but it can be difficult. You have some work to do, and this involves identifying the weak areas of your life in the form of attitudes and circumstances that undermine your progress and don’t allow you to move on with confidence.
The Moon transits your friendship sector all day, dear Aquarius, stimulating the need to be around like-minded people. There can be a need to tend to duties and responsibilities today that force you to detach yourself from emotions in order to get things done, but emotions can be up and down and very distracting. While you are inclined to pull yourself out of difficult feelings, watch that they don’t drive your behavior behind the scenes. Receiving a lesson about your own limitations might frustrate at first, but it can also help to bring expectations into the realizable zone.
The Moon is at the top of your solar chart today, dear Pisces, reminding you to do your best and to be proud of what you do. With Saturn in this sector for some time now (and into the future as well), this can sometimes feel like pressure, particularly related to career, life path, reputation, and performance. The Moon aligns with Saturn today, bringing emotions into the equation, which can add a little extra weight to your obligations. As you identify what truly needs to be done, however, you are likely to feel clearer and more empowered. Getting things done is important to your sense of satisfaction today.
Your Weekly Love Horoscopes for April 25
Mercury turns retrograde on Thursday, so be sure to give your lover some extra wiggle room in the communication department. Conversations about money, resources, and sensual matters could be troublesome until May 22, but this is also your golden opportunity to gain a new level of clarity in these areas as they connect to your love life. Venus enters Taurus on Friday and remains there until May 24, fortifying your desire to sink your teeth into love.
Aries Horoscope MAR 21 – APR 19
It’s all about the Benjamins this week, so if your partner doesn’t see your perspective, there could be an issue. Your desire to create a meaningful financial legacy may heighten, but at the same time, it’s possible that your mate doesn’t fully understand your plan or your perspective. Do your best to help him or her see things your way. If you can’t, don’t allow it to deter you.
Taurus Horoscope APR 20 – MAY 20
This week you’re gorgeous … and confused. Mercury will turn retrograde in your sign on Thursday, making it difficult for you to adequately convey your ideas. Take a step back before you have any important conversations with your partner, and make sure you’re coming across in an understandable manner. Fortunately, Venus moving into Taurus on Friday will be an incredible buffer. Decisions you made in the past about your love life might prove fruitful now.
Gemini Horoscope MAY 21 – JUN 20
Secrets in love might begin to unravel you. If you have been sweeping things under the rug and avoiding a potentially uncomfortable conversation, this is the time to face it. Even if you can’t look your partner in the eye just yet and broach the topic, you may want to consider writing him or her a letter, or talking to a therapist about how to address the situation. If you continue to avoid this, it may begin to erode your relationship.
Cancer Horoscope JUN 21 – JUL 22
If you think now is the time to explore any chemistry you share with a pal, think again. Although it’s likely that the feelings are mutual, there may be a problem one of you has when it comes to expectations. You may also begin to notice that there’s something missing in the way you communicate to each other. Perhaps one of you is holding back. Another possibility is that one of your friends begins to meddle in your love life. Ouch!
Leo Horoscope JUL 23 – AUG 22
If you haven’t met your sweetheart’s parents yet, you might want to hold off a little longer. There’s a possible indication that meeting them now will only lead to disaster due to the stronger potential for miscommunication. Focus instead on how your love life can lift up your public life. Be grateful that your partner makes you look and feel so wonderful and be sure to express this gratitude out into the world.
Virgo Horoscope AUG 23 – SEP 22
You and your sweetheart might spend time exploring the deeper, spiritual side of life this week. If you notice that you each have different viewpoints on an area that matters, try not to become upset over it. Instead, do your best to keep an open mind and recalibrate your ideals. As long as it’s not something that goes against your core moral beliefs, there’s a good chance that this open mind will help strengthen your relationship.
Libra Horoscope SEP 23 – OCT 22
This week, you and your partner may notice a remarkable improvement to your joint income. For some reason, however, the two of you may also have a great deal of trouble deciding how to allocate funds. A difference of opinion concerning an investment potential may quickly escalate into a standoff. Try not to make major decisions now about money. Instead, put the extra cash in a holding pattern until after May 22 when you’ll find it easier to agree.
Scorpio Horoscope OCT 23 – NOV 21
This week, you have to take the good with the bad when it comes to your love life. Mercury will turn retrograde in your relationship sector. Until May 22, you and your partner might need extra patience with each other as you navigate conversations. Try not to make vital decisions. Instead, revisit unfinished business from the past. The good news? Venus will enter your relationship sector on Friday. Until May 24, you’ll both be motivated to secure harmony together no matter what else happens.
Sagittarius Horoscope NOV 22 – DEC 21
You will need to do two things this week connected to love and work. First, avoid getting tangled up in an office romance at all costs. There might be great affinity between you and one of your colleagues, but there will also be a significant mess to clean up if you get involved. Are you sure you want to go there? The second thing you need to do this week is avoid talking to your colleagues about your love life. Period.
Capricorn Horoscope DEC 22 – JAN 19
If you’ve been pining away over an ex, it’s possible that he or she will suddenly come back into your life. Revisiting the relationship ups and downs is likely. Along with this, all of those old feelings are likely to come bubbling right up again. You may have a chance to get back together. Before you say yes however, take your time. Lead not just with your heart, but with your mind.
Aquarius Horoscope JAN 20 – FEB 18
You and your partner might be in the mood to spruce up your home together but the problem is that neither one of you may actually be able to agree on style. Or, it’s possible that you’re on the same page as far as taste and budget but the problem is hiring the right contractor or figuring out how to navigate a kitchen or bathroom that’s out of commission during the renovation. Frustrating? Yes. Impossible? No.
Pisces Horoscope FEB 19 – MAR 20
Communication about your love life is about to get tricky. On Thursday, Mercury will turn retrograde in your message sector. The very next day, Venus will enter the same part of your chart. Decisions about romance and money are likely to loom heavily on your mind, however it’s possible that you’ll have trouble weighing the pros and cons. Do your best to avoid giving your partner ultimatums. Instead, allow the dialogue to flow — even if it’s mess
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Astrology of Today – April 25, 2016
- The Moon is in Sagittarius all day (until Tuesday, April 26th, at 7:54 PM).
- The Moon is in its Full Moon phase.
- A Full Moon occurred on the 22nd, and a Last Quarter Moon occurs on April 29th.
- Mercury is in its pre-retrograde shadow (Mercury will retrograde from April 28-May 22).
- Mars is retrograde (Mars is retrograde from April 17-June 29).
Weekly Astrology: April 25 – May 1, 2016
A checkup from the neck up
Look out — Mercury Retrograde is at it again! But that’s not all … love and money are both up for review this week. See all that’s coming your way:
Thursday, April 28: Mercury Retrograde in Taurus
This Thursday, Mercury will turn retrograde and will remain out of phase until May 22. This time around he’ll backtrack in the earthy sign of Taurus. As a result, it’ll be time for everyone to re-evaluate their mindset concerning all things physical and material. Finances, resources, personal worth — these are the areas where you may need a checkup from the neck up. Get to it!
Friday, April 29: Venus enters Taurus
On Friday, Venus will enter Taurus, remaining in her home sign until May 24. This will be an interesting situation. Venus in Taurus is a happy placement and is typically beaming, allowing you to enjoy all of her sensual delights.
This time will be no different, since she’ll be at a gorgeous angle to Neptune, Jupiter, and Pluto during her stay. But with Mercury being retrograde in Taurus, at the same time you might notice that you’re revising your ideas around what gives you pleasure and how you make money. In the end however, it’ll all be positive changes.
Sunday, May 1: Sun sextile Neptune
Finally on Sunday, the Sun and Neptune will be at a friendly sextile. There will be plenty of cosmic support to dream big and keep the faith. Yes!
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Weekly Forecast: April 24 – 30, 2016
The Karmic Tools Weekly Forecast covers the current planetary transits which affect people in different ways and to various degrees of intensity. Take notice when it is a Personal planet (Sun / Moon / Mercury / Venus / Mars) interacting with a Social (Jupiter/Saturn) or Collective planet (Uranus / Neptune/Pluto). And pay extremely close attention when it is a Social planet interacting with a Collective planet because that means something *big* is brewing that will move large groups of people along their evolutionary paths. Tuning in to the energy and rhythm of the planets can serve as a useful *guide* as you move along your Individual Path. It also helps to understand your place within the context of the larger Social & Collective Story. Below, you will find out how these energies tend to manifest, as well as guidance and direction.
*NOTE* There are some days when there are NO CONTACTS (besides the Moon), please note that there are no missing entries, we just list the actual Activations of each week + the day they happen.
Weekly Forecast: April 24 – 30, 2016
~ NO ACTIVATIONS ~ … which doesn’t mean that there is no planetary movement.
4/26 ~ Pallas enters Pisces (before Retro in Pisces/Direct in Aquarius)
January 2016 – April 2017 ~ Pallas will be moving back and forth through Aquarius & Pisces. According to Asteroid Goddesses by Demetra George, Pallas “describes how we face the issues of learning, creativity, the arts, politics, healing, alienation from relationships, competition, and the fear of success”. As she moves through Aquarius, we all get a dose of the wisdom of the future, of humanity operating at its highest level and working together en masse. However, the Retrograde suggests we will have to sort through much to determine the priorities at this time. Advancement is wonderful, however, we are only in the infancy of this new age, we need practice and surrender. As she moves into Pisces, she reveals where we’ve deluded ourselves and each other but also where the magic & potential for wholeness resides. We must open to our own innate wisdom, the wisdom of the heart, soul, mind & body, they all work together for the greater good.
4/28 ~ Mercury Retro in Taurus (until 5/22)
April 5 – June 12, 2016 ~ Mercury will be moving back and forth through Taurus, stimulating 2nd House issues of values, priorities, comforts, food, sex & money and your personal stability and ability to maintain your life, as you maintain a garden. This is an extended blessing this Spring, allowing you to cultivate your true values and reprioritize your life based on what is most important to you and your ability to thrive & prosper. Earth’s abundance is infinite but it also requires that we honor the natural cycles of life, sometimes referred to as the Life/Death/Life Cycle. Any planet’s extended stay in Taurus is getting you present to Mother Earth, the Elements and creative principle of Life itself. Mercury rules your ideas, thoughts & concepts so this is tremendous support for the containers of your creative ideas and the necessary additional time it may take to flesh them out, make them beautiful and sustainable. Use this time to tune in to Nature, get grounded, clear clutter, create beauty in your environment and assess what you have and what you need to move through the next season.
4/29 ~ Venus enters Taurus (until 5/24)
Venus rules Taurus & Libra and is at home in either, only her focus shifts ever-so slightly. In Taurus, the values & priorities are pretty literal and reflect what you value about your Self as well as in the world or in your relationships. Venus rules our magnetics, what we are naturally attracted to or repelled by so if you are attracting things, people or circumstances that you do not care for, then your only control is to shift your own magnetics. New response. New result. This is usually the time of year when we are focused on new beginnings, growth, development and change. Venus in Taurus insists that you also make it beautiful, nourishing and sustainable, think: Garden – food & beauty. Taurus energy, whether beginning or completing, always gives you the opportunity assess your priorities. What is REALLY important now? What nourishes, supports and sustains you now? And because Venus is involved, I’d add “Who” as well ~ Who nourishes, supports and sustains you now? The last time Venus was in Taurus was March/April 2015 so use this time as an opportunity to begin anew, seed new ideas and anchor new routines that will help manifest and sustain whatever you’re cultivating at this time.
Third Quarter: (day after the full moon until the waning half moon) As the moon wanes, the focus begins to turn within. Pay attention to your inner voice-your instincts and gut hunches. This is not the time to ignore that inner monologue. You may find that you are “hearing between the lines,” meaning you are hearing or sensing what is unspoken, so think before you speak. Ride the back of this wave of lunar energy and realize that the energies around you can be used to your benefit. Tune in to your own spirit and meditate. Work with divinatory tools now to see what is hidden from you.
Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week
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 – Monday, April 25, 2016
Moon Age: 17.72 days
Moon Angle: 0.50
Moon Distance: 399,171.37 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 150,544,627.08 km
The Witches Correspondences for Monday, April 25th
Day: Monday ( Moon-day)
Colors: Silver and White and Grey
Crystals: Moonstone, Pearl, Aquamarine, Silver, Selenite
Aroma: Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood, Moon Oil, African violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, and Wormwood
The sacred day of the Moon, personified by such goddesses as Selene, Luna, Diana, and Artemis. The Moon is ruler of flow affecting the changeable aspects of people. If a full moon falls on a Monday, its powers are at their most potent.
Magical aspects: peace, sleep, healing, compassion, friendships, psychic awareness, purification, and fertility Monday is ruled by the moon – an ancient symbol of mystery and peace. Monday is a special day for mothers as the cycle of the moon has long been associated with the female menstrual cycle. Those wishing to conceive a baby would be wise to try on a Monday as the magic of motherhood is strong and pregnancy is in the air.
This is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving agriculture, animals, female fertility, messages, reconciliation’s, theft, voyages, dreams, emotions, clairvoyance, home, family, medicine, cooking, personality, merchandising, psychic work, Faerie magic, and Goddess rituals
Magical Workings for the Waning Moon
The waning moon is the period during which the moon goes from full to dark once again. Like the waxing moon phase, it lasts approximately two weeks. In many traditions of Wicca and Paganism, this time of the month is used to do “baneful” magic — that which sends away, gets rid of or destroys things you no longer wish to be burdened by. Some examples would include:
Magic to eliminate negative people or toxic relationships from your life
Workings to smoothly end a relationship or job
Rituals that banish bad habits
Any magic related to reducing things, such as debt, illness, etc.
Aarik is a Pagan practitioner who lives in New England. He says, “For me, the waxing moon is a time each month when I let go of all the baggage that has built up over the past few weeks. The moon is fading and dwindling, so it’s when I do a simple ritual to unleash all that negative juju into the aether around me. I get rid of anything that’s bad, hostile or toxic, so that with the next moon cycle, I can start over fresh.”
Patti Wigington, Paganism/Wicca Expert
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