Day: April 26, 2016
Your Animal Spirit Guide for April 26th is The Hawk
What Kind of Week Does The Ancient Symbol Cards Say You Will Have, Let’s See…
Your Ancient Symbol Reading
For the Week of April 25th
Past Influence that will impact your life this week.
The Storm represents the trouble and discord that creep into our lives from time to time. The storm is represented by a tornado whirling its way across a fertile plain. Tornadoes are powerful but relatively small, short lived storms, which means that while the turmoil they indicate may be strong it will at least pass quickly. Like the tornado, The Storm is a force outside yourself and beyond your control. During a stormy period you may lose ground. However, knowing one is upon you can certainly help you keep your losses to a minimum, or even turn what might be a disaster into a windfall.
Present Influence that will impact your life very strongly this week.
Venus represents those qualities we commonly associate with the female/yin persona. Venus traits include fertility and the drive to create, unblemished beauty, love, passion, and togetherness. The occurrence of Venus denotes the dominating presence or need of the qualities listed above. While often very subtle, Venetian influences may have a negative impact unless they are balanced with an influence that can temper the drive of Venus.
Future influence whose impact on your life is growing and will be very strong in the upcoming week.
Strength denotes an inner power, mastery of will, development of inner might, and the ability to lead effectively. Through mastering one’s emotions and learning from both success and failure the person Strength represents has reached a place where they are influential without applying physical force, able to weather the roughest of storms, and not likely to abandon the less fortunate. Strength also denotes a large capacity for forgiveness and compassion. Strength is not as much about winning as it is about overcoming hardship, and using well crafted persuasion to ease others to your side.
Your Ancient Symbol Card for April 26th is The Ancestors
Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today
Ancestors represents the ongoing influence and remarkable contributions those who came before us have made to our state of being. Ancestors also reminds us that sometimes old wisdom is the best wisdom–especially when events are moving in ways we do not understand. Ancestors can bring comfort to a shaken spirit. It is a card of warmth in the sense that it reminds us that the spirit of past generations remains with us and can be called upon for guidance at any time.
As a daily card, Ancestors suggests that you may be well served to by exploring your family tree to find solutions to current dilemmas. When searching for solutions to conflicts in your life, you might do well by asking yourself what a grandparent or great grandparent would do in your current situation.
Your Daily Witches Rune for April 26th is Man
Today’s Witches Rune
Meaning: The Man rune demands action. It’s not longer time to quietly sit and think, or to hide yourself and heal. No, it’s time to get up and fight for what you want. If things are slow or stagnated, change them. Begin something new. It’s not a moment to let things flow as they will, but to grab the reigns and gain control over the situation. Be the leader and defend your stand.
While the Woman rune is about healing, this one can be about defending yourself, and, sometimes, hurting or getting hurt in the process. You may have to defend your opinions, your actions or choices against some aggressive people. This rune offers you a challenge, but is also shows that you have the resources needed to face it. Naturally, this rune has very aggressive potentials in it, and they need a good deal of discipline in order to not become sorely destructive.
The Man rune also accelerates everything… nothing stays still when its around. The outcome of your question may happen sooner than you expected, but the result will probably be unexpected. It does not mean that all will go wrong, no – things will simply develop in unseen ways.
In relationship readings, the Man rune promises a period of instability, so it’s important to not have high expectations. Under the influence of this rune, the relationship can be a stairway to Heaven or a ticket to Hell… and sometimes both, in a short period of time. It promises a bumpy journey for the heart, but with a great level of intensity. The Man rune can stand for love/hate relationship, cat and rat games and obsessions… the kind of things that turns one nuts (for good and for bad). This rune is good in questions concerning sexuality.
Additional information about Today’s Witches courtesy of Your Spiritual Journey Australia
Your Lucky Tarot Cards for the Week of April 25th
Your Lucky Tarot Cards
This reading represents elements that favor you this week
The Emperor is gifted with the skills to successfully lead others. He can turn chaos into order, provide structure to that which is unbound. He is quick of mind and confident in his power and right to rule, and does so in a just manner. Although stern by nature, he truly is the ultimate father figure. He will provide as needed, teach those with unanswered questions, protect the vulnerable, set and maintain boundaries. His perfect world runs on schedule and is free of any disturbances. What the Emperor must be wary of is setting boundaries and rules where none are needed. If he isn’t he may well become a tyrant.
When The Hierophant or Justice are among your personal cards, the influence of The Emperor may be increased. Having The Empress in your personal cards may diminish the influence of The Emperor.
This card represents the dreamer in you, the idealist, the mystic. The Fool desires to do great things, but is often unaware of just how difficult great things are to do. He must always be very careful of the choices he makes, and remember knowledge is his ally. The Fool often symbolizes a new beginning, unrestrained optimism, and curiosity that hasn’t been dulled by time. While The Fool may well indicate a lack of experience or grasp of the pitfalls along the path he is taking, it is equally true that his lack of experience leads him to believe all things are possible, which brings even impossible goals within his grasp.
When The Hanged Man or The Star are among your personal cards, the influence of The Fool may be increased. Having The Devil in your personal cards may diminish the influence of The Fool.
Your Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for April 26th is Fortune
Your Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for Today
Fortune represents that aspect of life that is directed by forces and events we may not understand or even be aware of. In short, Fortune deals with chance—those occurrences that manage to alter even the most structured of lives, usurp man’s “best laid plans.” While the effects of Fortune are unpredictable, the outcome is always change; sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. Our path through life is never a ride down a perfectly straight highway. Sometimes we may even experience hairpin turns or complete reversals of direction. Fortune is strong reminder that despite our plans, the Universe has its own agenda from which we cannot escape participation.
Your Daily Rune for April 16th is Wunjo
Your Weekly Tarot Card Reading for April 25th
Weekly Tarot Card Reading
A one-card reading gives you a glimpse at what’s coming
For the week of April 25, I chose The Hermit!
After a big week of socializing and meeting new people last week (with the Queen of Wands), this week you may be ready to withdraw and retreat. Solitude is the name of the game and you will find that the more time you spend by yourself, the more opportunity you have to connect with your inner wisdom and who you really are.
The Hermit card is about spirituality, though this isn’t necessarily religious — the card reminds you to take time to clear your head. Make sure you know what you want and what’s right for you, and stop worrying so much about what others think.
This might be the perfect week for a spiritual retreat or even just 5 minutes of quiet meditation each day. Give yourself the time and space to go within and connect with your soul. You might be surprised what you discover, realizing that you have all the answers you’ll ever need, right from inside of you.
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Your Daily Tarot Card for April 26th is The King of Swords
Tarot Card of the Day
King of Swords
Traditionally, representing the energy of a King, this masculine energy form is The Adjudicator, the wise judge or mediator. He helps parties in conflict discover common ground and build upon it, and guides societies to see their greater good. His archetype is Solomon, ancient lawgiver and philosopher of the Old Testament. Sometimes appearing cool and detached, he can be misunderstood as not caring.
But emotional displays are just not his medium, nor is he moved by appeals to sympathy or pity. With the philosophical overview that comes from long experience, he listens deeply, watches closely and speaks last. In the end, his even-handedness and objectivity earn him the respect he receives from his community, and those who cannot work out their problems come to him voluntarily for advice.
Occasionally this man is subtly detailed to imply that he is a woman in male armor. If you notice this theme in your deck, it is a reference to Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orleans, archetype of a devout and inspired woman warrior, who was mystically led to abandon her social role to defend what she saw as the greater good. Although she was martyred young, her model crystallizes the message that sometimes the good of the whole is more important than the good of the individual, and in that case, even if you lose, you win just for being there.
Get A Jump on Tomorrow, Your Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, April 27th
Get A Jump on Tomorrow….
Your Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, April 27th
The Sun in your solar second house these days tends to keep you focused on building comfort and security in your life, dear Aries, but Mars’ presence in your adventure sector pushes a completely different button – it can stir up big needs, plans, and desires that have nothing to do with routine and stability. Today, these planets clash, and this dilemma can come into the foreground of your life. Avoid letting this inner tension rule your behavior. Today’s energies are quite strong for productive work if you are able to focus. In fact, you bring an inspired approach to whatever work you do now.
You may spend some time thinking about the past today, which is fine, dear Taurus, but avoid dwelling on it. Regret should be a fleeting feeling – something that you use to motivate yourself to avoid repeating past patterns that didn’t work out for you, not something that consumes you or takes you away from the moment. In fact, with the Sun in your sign these days, you are ready to start fresh on many levels, but with Mars retrograde in your intimacy sector, there are times like today when you feel the need to ruminate or process recent events. Finding a good balance is the tricky part, and helping you out is the Moon’s presence in your future-oriented adventure sector all day.
Although it’s a very tough thing for most people to do, dear Gemini, taking the high road and lifting oneself above needless arguments and defensive stances is something that can benefit you greatly today. There are nitpicky energies with us now, and employing patience and tact will go a long way towards having a satisfying day. Competing energies for you today tend to be whether to honor a need for personal space or to be with someone one-on-one. Avoid stressing over the little things. Delays can be frustrating today, but they also give us time to think things through.
You may not be in agreement with friends or associates today, dear Cancer, about how to best move forward your personal and professional goals. Values seem to clash. There can also be competing interests and moods, largely because a good part of you wants to socialize and the other part wants to get back on track and organized. Breathe through disagreements and keep a professional attitude. Some work projects may be stalling, but you have a chance to rework projects that require fine tuning. There is generally flowing energy otherwise, which helps lift your mood above smaller frustrations.
You may have a hard time with competing energies today, dear Leo, stirring up some tension. On the one hand, a romance or creative project may not be moving at the speed you’d like or requires more attention now, and on the other, the drive to produce and perform is strong. Try not to let this drive irritable or tense behavior. Your best bet is to be moderate on both fronts, dividing your time. It can be difficult finding a direct route to your desires now, but exercising patience will help reveal a channel that needs more time to unfold.
The Sun in your adventure sector these days can stimulate setting your sights high, as well as an urge to push your usual bounds in order to enjoy more life experiences, dear Virgo. However, Mars in your home and family sector presents a drive to stay close to home and pursue goals that make you feel more secure. Today, this dilemma can feel stronger with the Sun and Mars forming an awkward angle. Your desires and agenda are pulling you in different directions, and this can cause quite a bit of tension, leaving you on edge. However, the Moon in harmony with the Sun and Jupiter in your sign today can help pull you out of a funk. Creatively speaking, you’re in fine form.
More thought put into how you phrase questions as well as your tone is important today, dear Libra, lest you come across as suspicious or accusing. You may instigate without even realizing you’re doing so. In truth, you could be feeling two very different drives that are competing with one another – one to dig deep and to gain more intimacy, and another to skim the surface of things and keep things light. This can confuse others and frustrate you. Look for ways to channel excess energy constructively. You may not find a balance exactly, but avoid thinking it has to be one or the other, as repressing needs doesn’t usually work out well.
There can be a tendency today to focus on what’s not working rather than what is in your relationships today, dear Scorpio, and this is fine to an extent, but taken too far, it is counter-productive. If you are encountering this energy from a significant someone in your life, try to steer conversations to the positive. Additionally, if a direct route to your desires is not working or doesn’t seem possible, develop strategies, but avoid roundabout routes that you won’t be comfortable with, ultimately. You may simply need some extra personal space today, even though you do crave company. There are ways to have both, if you can manage it. Friendships tend to flow nicely and happily today.
You can quite easily trip over yourself as you may experience a conflict between will and performance, dear Sagittarius. How to direct the extra energy you have now can be an issue. Try to relax and don’t push things that are better left to run their natural course. On the one hand, you may want to strike out on your own and leave plans open, and on the other, there is a strong desire or need to take care of your routines. You have a stronger ability today to think more deeply and to consider all angles, but try not to take this tendency to greater lengths than is necessary and healthy.
With the Sun in your creative, romantic, and playful solar fifth house these days, dear Capricorn, the need to let your hair down, share yourself confidently, and enjoy yourself is strong and very valid. However, Mars in your solar twelfth house can keep you focused on the past or your inner world – and this is another valid need these days. Guilt can undermine your confidence today if you let it, and it can also be an underlying issue in strange behaviors of others right now, even if it’s disguised. Sometimes people treat you poorly because they are unhappy with themselves, and this may happen today. Try to avoid harping on inconsequential matters. Look for a middle ground. The Moon in your sign all day is harmonizing with happy, enterprising Jupiter, increasing the chances that you can rise above any inner restlessness stimulated now.
Competing needs for attention to family, home, or personal matters and needs for some impartiality and pressure-free socializing can be at the heart of tensions felt today, dear Aquarius. Sticking with familiar things, people, and situations is a valid need these days with the Sun in your solar fourth house, but Mars in your social sector is certainly stimulating a need for a little more freedom, new horizons, and different experiences. If you’re on the fence in this way and not finding a direct solution easily, you might get worked up over small matters. You can be more protective of your culture and beliefs or habits now, and this may lead to a disagreement. Even so, this kind of dilemma can be approached mindfully and you might decide to tap into the excellent energy with you now for putting something from the past behind you and for feeling confident enough to quit a bad habit.
When goals and projects stall, dear Pisces, it can be frustrating, but delays can also serve us well in the long-term, as they can give us time to rework or rethink matters. The direction you need to take may not be clear at the moment, so concentrate on what you do best and keep working hard at it. A stronger sense of direction will eventually come, and when it does, you won’t have wasted energy being frustrated in the meantime. With the Sun and Mars in an awkward angle, inner tensions about where to direct our energy can lead to irritability. Protect your interests, for certain, but recognize when you need to let go or walk away if others are pushing your buttons. One-on-one relationships fare best today.
If Today is Your Birthday: April 26
If Today is Your Birthday: April 26
ou are a very fixed and determined person. These qualities help you to determinedly focus on a goal and patiently see it through to fruition. However, at times you can be one track minded and stubborn! Change and instability tend to bother you more than most. You can also be an exceptionally good worker with excellent work ethic and a strong sense of responsibility. Others know they can depend on you.
Famous people born today: Carol Burnett, Michael Damian, Channing Tatum, T-Boz, Jordana Brewster.
Your Birthday Year Forecast:
With the Sun and Moon in harmony in your Solar Return chart, the year ahead should be satisfying and balanced overall. You are in comfortable demand and personally popular, and you are able to achieve a decent balance between work and play; personal and professional life. For the most part, you are on top of your game this year, and positive connections with others can be made fairly easily. With the ability to handle your emotions successfully, there is less stress on both your mind and body. Your self-confidence and positive attitude will reward you!
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. Creatively speaking, you are especially tuned in and ready to explore new avenues. If you are an artist, you can stand out as especially progressive and unique in your field this year.
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 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.
2017 will be a Number Four year for you. Ruled by Uranus. This is a year of work and development. It’s “nose to the grindstone” time. It’s a time to deal with practical matters, and it’s not a time to be lazy or especially gregarious. Sometimes, it can be a year that feels hard, monotonous and routine, and/or lonely. Positive new relationships are generally not formed in a Four personal year. Advice – get yourself organized, work to build your resources, keep busy.
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Plants and Herbs for Your Zodiac Sign
Plants and Herbs for Your Zodiac Sign
An astrological guide to the benefits of Mother Nature
Which plants, herbs, fruits and vegetables are most helpful to YOUR zodiac sign? Each of the 12 signs can benefit from the properties of certain plants, which help to heal, grow, balance, and inspire. Look up your sign below and thrive by filling your garden, refrigerator, and home with these brilliant gifts from Mother Nature!
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Aries is a Fire sign ruled by the planet Mars. Plants associated with this element and planet usually have thorns or prickles. They are also spicy or bitter in flavor or are red in color. Because Aries rules the head, eyes and face, the best plants for Aries are those that purify the blood, stimulate the adrenal glands, or are high in iron (Mars rules the mineral iron).
Fruits and Vegetables: Chinese cabbage, mustard, horseradish, onion, garlic, leeks, red pepper, rhubarb, chives, radishes
Flowers: Calendula, geranium, anise hyssop, poppies, red roses, tulips, amaryllis, hollyhock, cowslip, tiger lily, impatiens
Herbs: Nettles, burdock root, cayenne, red clover, yellow dock, yarrow, St. John’s wort, hops, marjoram, milk thistle, wormwood, gentian, sarsaparilla, tarragon, ginger, coriander
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Taurus is an Earth sign ruled by the planet Venus. Venus is the planet that represents desire and beauty, so Taurus plants often have gorgeous flowers and enticing fragrances. Because Taurus rules the throat and ears, the best plants for the Bull are often soothing to the throat, or may calm the digestive system after overindulging in the finest foods.
Fruits and Vegetables: Spinach, peas, potatoes, sweet potatoes, gourds, artichoke, olive, grape, apple, fig, apricot, pomegranate, strawberry
Flowers: Daisies, lilac, aster, lily of the valley, sweet pea, lilies, larkspur, columbine, violet, foxglove, rose, sweet William, daisy, geranium
Herbs: Licorice, fenugreek, slippery Elm, anise hyssop (Venus), mallow, lavender, dandelion, marshmallow, sage, vervain, feverfew, thyme, angelica, yarrow
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Ruled by the planet Mercury, Gemini is an Air sign that rules the lungs, shoulders, arms, and hands.
Gemini’s plants usually feature finely divided leaves or stems (like the bronchi of lungs), hairy or fuzzy leaves (related to the cilia in the lungs), or subtle odors. Plants associated with Gemini help to strengthen the lungs and respiratory system, or relax the nervous system.
Fruits and Vegetables: Endive, carrots, parsnips, oats
Flowers: Orchid, chrysanthemum, lilac, azalea, daffodil, Lily-of-the-valley, honeysuckle
Herbs: Mullein, hyssop, lemon balm, lobelia, elecampane, vervain, woodbine, yarrow, meadowsweet, dill, fennel, skullcap, lavender, fenugreek, licorice, valerian
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Because Cancer is a Water sign and is ruled by the Moon, Cancer’s plants generally have soft or Moon-shaped leaves, contain a lot of moisture, or are found near water. Oftentimes they are white in color, or have white or pale yellow flowers. Cancer rules the stomach, breasts, diaphragm, and liver, so plants that aid digestion or affect the subconscious are associated with the sign of the Crab.
Fruits and Vegetables: Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, endive, kale, lettuce, watercress, kohlrabi, mushroom, turnip, sweet potato, cantaloupe, cucumber, gourds, watermelon, pumpkin, squash, seaweed, mango, banana, apple, pear
Flowers: Daisy, water lilies, jasmine, hyssop, morning glory, geranium, lily, lotus, white roses, opium poppy
Herbs: Peppermint, spearmint, papaya leaf, agrimony, lemon balm, parsley, verbena, chickweed
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
Naturally, Leo is a Fire sign ruled by the brilliant Sun. The part of the body ruled by Leo the Lion is the heart. Leo’s plants are usually large and gold or orange in color, or have heart-shaped leaves or a radiating shape. Plants that regulate blood pressure and have an uplifting effect on the spirit are most beneficial to Leo.
Fruits and Vegetables: Chinese cabbage, corn, collards, mustard, Swiss chard, okra, peppers, pineapple, orange, grapefruit, olive, coconut
Flowers: Marigolds, anise hyssop, sunflower, dahlia, larkspur, aster, passion flower, heliotrope, poppy, peony, calendula, crocus
Herbs: Borage, hawthorn, motherwort, rosemary, celandine, mint, lavender, parsley, dill, fennel, chamomile, St. John’s wort, angelica, eyebright, anise, ginger, saffron
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
Virgo is an Earth sign ruled by the planet Mercury. Virgo is traditionally the Goddess of the Grain, and is associated with autumn. Her plants often have finely divided leaves or stems, subtle odors, or small, brightly-colored flowers. The most beneficial plants for Virgo are high in potassium and help to calm the nerves.
Fruits, Vegetables and Grains: Endive, carrots, parsnips, barley, oats, rye, wheat, millet
Flowers: Narcissus, chrysanthemum, aster, violet, all brightly colored small flowers (particularly blue or yellow)
Herbs: Dill, fennel, blackberry (leaves and root), plantain, St. John’s wort, skullcap, woodbine, valerian, lavender, marjoram, licorice, parsley, fenugreek, dill
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
Libra is an Air sign, and is ruled by the planet Venus. Because Venus is the planet of beauty and love, Libra’s plants often have light, lovely flowers and gorgeous scents. Libra rules the kidneys and the adrenals, so her plants help to bring balance to these areas of the body.
Fruits and Vegetables: Broccoli, eggplant, spinach, peas, sweet potato, artichoke, watercress, pomegranate, apricot, apple, fig, plum, grape, strawberry, olive
Flowers: Orchid, gardenia, tea roses, tuberose, freesia, gladiolus, aster, hydrangea, daisy, nasturtium, rose, violet, primrose, pansy, columbine
Herbs: Parsley, cleavers, juniper, corn silk, uva ursi, mint, thyme, yarrow, angelica, vervain
Scorpio the Scorpion (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
A Water sign ruled by both Mars and Pluto, Scorpio’s plants are often found in remote places or underground. They will likely have thorns, be red in color, and grow under adversity. The reproductive organs are ruled by Scorpio, so plants that balance the hormones, regulate the menstrual cycle, or help with childbirth and pregnancy are very beneficial to Scorpio.
Fruits and Vegetables: Mushroom, peppers, rhubarb, leek, onions, chives, pepper, garlic, horseradish, radish, mustard
Flowers: Calendula, rhododendron, geranium, holly, black-eyed Susan, scarlet monkey flower, anemone, heather, gardenia, honey-suckle, peony, hibiscus
Herbs: Aloe vera, ginseng, pennyroyal, raspberry leaf, saw palmetto, cramp bark, basil, gentian, wormwood, ginger, coriander
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
Sagittarius is a Fire sign that is ruled by the planet large and optimistic planet Jupiter. So the Archer’s plants tend to be large in size and fairly conspicuous, with a pleasant odor. The best plants for Sagittarius will support the liver, are high in the mineral silica, and promote a positive frame of mind.
Fruits and Vegetables: Asparagus, endive, rhubarb, beets, tomato, turnip, watercress, olive
Flowers: Red roses, calendula, anise hyssop, pinks, carnations, clematis, peony, crocus, jasmine
Herbs: Dandelion, horsetail, Oregon grape root, wild yam, sage, feverfew, sage, anise, nutmeg, mint
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
As an Earth sign ruled by the planet Saturn, Capricorn’s plants usually have few flowers, are knobby or woody, and may have an unpleasant smell or taste. Saturn rules plants with long lives and slow growth, so plants with annual rings are also associated with the Goat. And because Capricorn rules the knees, joints, bones, and teeth, plants that are high in calcium can be very beneficial.
Fruits and Vegetables: Spinach, mushroom, beets, parsnips, barley, rye
Flowers: Calendula, black poppy, henbane, nightshade, African violet, snowdrop, jasmine, love-lies-bleeding, pansy, baby’s breath
Herbs: Comfrey, sarsaparilla, rue, kava kava, mullein, thyme, horsetail, shepherd’s purse
Aquarius the Water Bearer (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
Aquarius is an Air sign ruled by odd-ball Uranus, so the Water-bearer’s plants will often grow in unusual places and may vary in appearance. The most healing and beneficial plants for Aquarius are ones that help circulation, relax the nervous system, or promote inspiration.
Fruits and Vegetables: Spinach, beets, rye, barley, parsnip
Flowers: Bird of paradise, orchid, gladiolus, trillium
Herbs: Chamomile, catnip, skullcap, passion flower, valerian, hops, aloe, myrrh, frankincense, spikenard, kava kava, comfrey, cinnamon, cloves
Pisces the Fish (Feb. 19 – March 20)
As a Water sign ruled by both Jupiter and Neptune, Pisces plants are often large but hard to find, and may grow near the ocean. The most healing plants for Pisces are those that strengthen the immune system or have an antibacterial effect. Pisces plants may also catalyze expanded states of awareness and be helpful in dream work.
Fruits and Vegetables: Asparagus, endive, mushroom, rhubarb, beets, tomato, seaweed, watercress, olive
Flowers: Calendula, anise hyssop, jasmine, lilac, narcissus, water lily, poppy, clematis, wisteria, lilac, orchid
Herbs: Golden seal, Echinacea, chaparral, eyebright, mugwort, kava kava, yarrow, skullcap, oatstraw, nutmeg, anise
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Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, April 26th
Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, April 26th
There is continued focus on bigger plans, sharing ideas, and spontaneous actions today, dear Aries, and you’re likely to feel freer to entertain these things. Later today, self-deception is possible and wishful thinking could skew judgment. Affairs of the heart can be complicated now, but it may be best if you let things unfold on their own terms. While you may know what it is you want, there doesn’t seem to be a definite route to your destination just for the time being. Communications and directions may not be straightforward, but letting go of a need for clarity can allow you to imagine possibilities that you may not entertain in clearer times.
There is continued focus on your inner world of emotions today, dear Taurus, and for much of the day, you’re in good shape when it comes to getting in touch with your deeper desires. Later today can be dreamy and not very practical. Try not to project fantasies onto people and circumstances around you because you may be making too much of them, whether positively or negatively. Quick judgments are unlikely to serve you well at the moment. You may be feeling out of sorts, as a minor disappointment can burst your bubble. It’s a small setback, but you could find that if you concentrate on creative, soul-refreshing activities, your spirits will lift.
With the Moon in your opposing sign until late evening, dear Gemini, there can be a need to adjust your plans in order to accommodate others’ agendas, but it may very well please you to make concessions and compromises. Inner life experiences and sensitivity are heightened as the day advances. Try to avoid unrealistic expectations, particularly revolving around reputation or career matters. While there is good energy with you these days for bringing more harmony to friendships, today there can be some ambiguity or questions that cause a bit of frustration for you. Try to surround yourself with people who truly appreciate you. While you might envision an exciting project today, it can be difficult knowing how to get it off the ground. It may be best to wait things out.
There can be continued focus on the details of your life and routines today, dear Cancer, but as the day advances, you’ll find it difficult to concentrate. The Moon moves into your sociable solar seventh house this evening, shifting your interests. If you attempt to define things, follow a rigid schedule, or if you are looking for clear signals and directions later today, then you may feel let down. However, if you decide to view this as a time for stepping back from the action, and for allowing your imagination free rein, then you can have an enjoyable time – not outwardly productive, but very useful nevertheless. Some confusion can surround your relations, attractions, and desires right now. Step out of your routine in order to refresh yourself emotionally, if this is possible.
The Moon continues to transit your creative sector until evening, dear Leo, and today it’s an easier ride. Later today, however, is not the best time to push an idea. You’d be better off waiting for a day in which you feel in sync and in tune. Lack of clarity in your relationships is minor, but it can dampen your enthusiasm nevertheless. Don’t push too hard today, and avoid getting into a debate about an issue that doesn’t truly matter to you in the long run. There can be impractical thinking, but it can also be a creative day. There is a stronger desire than usual to look within, and this can be a very positive experience, although there is a big possibility of self-deception today, so aim to make it a creative exercise. You may need to steer a little off course so that you can get your bearings.
Until evening, a homebody streak is likely to continue, dear Virgo. Sticking with the familiar temporarily can be heartening. There can be omissions in your conversations later today. Wishful thinking is powerful and might even convince you that someone’s intentions are much grander than they really are – or much more sinister! Something is missing that can lead to inaccurate conclusions. Try to take a breather from deep conversations and heavy feelings. Take a step back and withdraw a little if you have to, in order to find yourself once again. Accept that clarity is elusive sometimes, and this is a natural thing.
There is a pleasing emphasis on connecting and learning today, dear Libra. The inclination to tell yourself what you want to hear is very strong later today, however, and in the process, you might unwittingly mislead others. There can be a temporary need to pull back and take stock. With stronger emphasis on your relationships these days, you may be missing important things in your work or daily routine. You’ll feel stronger if you take some time to get your affairs into order. You may have the opportunity to be of service to someone today, and this can feel good. Vague health issues or depleted energy felt now is temporary and may very well enforce needed time to regroup.
This is a good day for settling in and taking things easy, dear Scorpio, if this can be managed. Unrealistic notions of people and relationships can cloud rational, logical thinking later today. While there can be some disappointments, it’s hardly a dire situation and may in fact get you to a healthier place in terms of expectations. Previously secret desires and wishes can come to the surface today. For some, artistic inspiration is a potential. Most of you will not be at your best when it comes to self-discipline, and a light schedule should be taken if possible. Work or chores can seem overwhelming right now, as you are far more emotionally geared towards pleasures.
The Moon continues to transit your sign until evening, dear Sagittarius, but today with more enjoyment. Emotions are immediate and at the surface. Later today, there may be some form of self-deception or deception to deal with, and you would be hard-pressed to get straight answers. Pull back a little so that you can catch your breath and realign yourself. It’s the kind of day that might introduce some confusing elements that slow you down long enough to get into better touch with your spiritual or inner purpose before pushing forward with your plans. There can be a lot of blanks left unfilled, but sometimes it’s better to let them fill in themselves – naturally, over time, instead of trying to rush judgments and answers.
Strong themes of imagination, relaxation, rest, withdrawal, and reflection are with you today, dear Capricorn, with the Moon in your soul sector until evening and with Neptune strong. You are not especially visible right now, and this suits you fine. Some of you could feel a little withdrawn or tired, and if you can actually escape work or take a light schedule, that would be best. The Moon enters your sign this evening, and this should increase emotional energy. Even though there is generally good energy with you these days for bringing more harmony into the home and family life, today there could very well be a misunderstanding or a problem if you’re evading certain duties or responsibilities.
There can be a strong urge to escape today, dear Aquarius, and in moderation, it’s in fact good for you at the moment. This is not a day for absolutes, and is better for letting your mind wander, if it can be managed. Do avoid any temptation to fudge your way out of situations that you’d prefer to escape, however, and be attentive in situations that require it, but try to take time off today for yourself to be alone with your thoughts and ideas, even if much of the day you are inclined to want to share your time with others. Consider possibilities and new ways to incorporate your more spiritual values into your daily life.
There is continued focus on practical goals today, dear Pisces, but thankfully, with less pressure. There can be a tendency to fool yourself later today, however, particularly about desires for both things and people! There can be a lot of fuss when it comes to love, but no real action taken at the moment,which is probably best because energies are somewhat confusing and possibly deceptive. Major purchases are not advised for the time being, as practical considerations may be thrown out the window in favor of aesthetics. However, dreaming up new possibilities is favored.
The Balance of the Signs and the Elements for Tuesday, April 26th
The Balance of the Signs and the Elements for Tuesday, April 26th
Initiating, pioneering energy. Independent, bold, courageous, assertive, fiery, inspirational, direct, decisive. Can be egotistical, impulsive, impatient, aggressive, lacking subtlety.
Stable and enduring, strong values, unyielding, earthy, acquisitive, strong desires. Can be stuck, stubborn, overly possessive, self-indulgent.
Inspiring, broad vision, enthusiastic, goal seeking, truthful, adventurous. Can be reckless, unrestrained, tactless.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
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.
We are especially in touch with the physical world. We consider what we’ve learned and experienced in the past in order to make the most of the present. We can be cautious, practical, and possibly unimaginative. We are deliberate and can pace ourselves well. We need hands-on experience and are not impressed with theory as much as we are with results. Routines are tolerable and comforting.
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.
There may be some insensitivity or lack of empathy now. We may be out of touch with what we’re feeling or with our emotional needs. We may be tougher than usual now, and more inclined to follow mental or practical considerations than we are to listen to our intuition.
BALANCE OF MODES
The modes are balanced.
LUNAR PHASE: DISSEMINATING
Moon 135 to 90 degrees behind the Sun.
Sharing our knowledge with the world is a major motivation at this stage. We believe we have gained much knowledge and wisdom through our experiences, and want to ensure others have the benefit as well.
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