Your Ancient Symbol Card for May 7th is Venus

Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today

Venus



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.

As a daily card, Venus suggest you should allow your more feminine traits to guide your actions through this period. Subtlety, efforts to bring people together and allowing your creativity to run free are likely to serve you well at this time. However, like Mars, the powers of Venus are very strong and can do more damage than good if not balanced by other influences.

Your Daily Witches Rune for May 7th is The Blank Rune

Witches Rune for the Day

The Blank Rune

Meaning: This is a rune of difficulty and negative influences will rule your life for a time, but as all difficulties are a learning experience it will lead to improved personal perspective and progress on your life’s path. Always consult the surrounding runes with this stone. If it lies with a positive stone, it indicates that the pain of this experience will lead to a beneficial change in circumstances

Your Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for May 7th is The Chariot

Your Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for Today

The Chariot



The Chariot is the representation of Victory and the personality traits required to attain victory. The Chariot indicates self-awareness and control. Courage—the ability to overcome fear and confront the unknown head on–is a primary ingredient of any victorious campaign and is denoted by the Chariot. So too is force of will. Often success is as much the product of will power and a refusal to surrender as it is anything else. The Chariot also represents the healthy personality of someone who believes in themselves; someone who can take control of the situation and bring events to a positive end. His successes come in competition with others.

Your Daily Tarot Card for May 7th is The World

Your Daily Tarot Card for Today

The World

 

Like The Sun, The World brings good blessings to your set of personal cards. The World appears where all is in balance. It allows you to act effectively not only as an individual but as a member of a group too. The World promises contentment, fulfillment and completeness to those under its influence. It doesn’t guarantee there will not be moments of strife or discord in your life, but it does indicate that your trials and tribulations will be overcome; that ultimately you will know inner-peace and contentment. The World suggests you have found or will find your place in our Universe—that place where all is as it should be.

When Temperance or The Sun are among your personal cards, the influence of The World may be increased. Having The Hermit in your personal cards may diminish the influence of The World.

 

 

Mother’s Day by the Signs

Mother’s Day by the Signs

 

Though several celestial bodies influence the maternal instinct and one’s urge to nurture — the Moon and Ceres, for example — your mother’s Sun Sign reveals her essential identity, the way she expresses herself, her most basic drives, hopes and wishes. Look, then, to the Sun Sign of the maternal figures in your life to find out how to create the perfect Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day by the Signs: Aries
You may feel tempted to pamper your mom on Mother’s Day or to give soothing, relaxing gifts like spa treatments or scented candles. But this Fire Sign mama’s going to be bored silly by all that bubbly, flowery stuff! Your Aries mother possesses boundless get-up-and-go — and she loves a good dare. She actually finds conflict exciting, which would explain some of your tiffs growing up. So don’t bother indulging her senses or offering her escape. Instead, challenge her to a day of power-shopping or, if she’s athletic, to an off-road bike ride. You’ll be surprised by her energy!

Ideal Mother’s Day Gift: Your active Aries mother could really benefit from a gym membership. Present her with a gift certificate and a bundle of tiger lilies, which, with their vibrant spray of colors and dots, are like the Aries of the flower world.

Mother’s Day by the Signs: Taurus
Your affectionate and protective Taurus mom has always worked hard to provide for you and to protect you; she needs a day off, and a Mother’s Day feast seems a pretty good excuse! Second to her love for her family is her love for rich, sumptuous food. A little sensory indulgence and your undivided attention should be enough to satisfy your mom’s penchant for pleasure. Take your time, order coffee and desserts and, if she tries to beat you to the bill, insist that the date’s on you.

Ideal Mother’s Day Gift: If you can get your hands on a bouquet of tropical hibiscus, your Taurus mom will simply love them. Their soft, billowy petals appeal to her tactile nature. She’s also sentimental and will adore just about anything you give her — especially if it’s attractively wrapped.

Mother’s Day by the Signs: Gemini
Your quick-witted Gemini mother’s always on to you and your schemes, so don’t bother trying to surprise her with fancy Mother’s Day plans unless you truly think you can outsmart her! Playful and chatty, your Air Sign mother would enjoy a cocktail party with all of her closest pals. But if you decide to make a toast to dear old mom, don’t go getting all sentimental on her. She doesn’t take herself or her emotions too seriously. Keep the mood fun and light!

Ideal Mother’s Day Gift: If she’s the typical Gemini, your mother would love a bouquet of orchids, especially brightly colored ones. As far as gifts go, a Gemini can never have too many books! Find out if who her favorite author is and hunt around for an autographed copy or first edition.

Mother’s Day by the Signs: Cancer
If your mom’s a Cancer, she’s probably the archetypal mother figure: Affectionate, loyal, nurturing, protective and emotionally available. On this special day, express to her how much she’s always meant to you; she thrives on your love and on knowing that she’s done her motherly duties well, after all. Make her dinner for a change and bring out all the old photo albums. Your generous time and care mixed with nostalgia and emotional conversation make for the ultimate Mother’s Day for a Cancer.

Ideal Mother’s Day Gift: Your sentimental Water Sign mother will simply weep if you give her a lightweight silver bracelet of silhouette charms with her children’s names engraved upon them. Also, instead of plain flowers, bring her a bowl filled with floating water lilies.

Mother’s Day by the Signs: Leo
Your Leo mom possesses a fierce, abiding pride in her family, so the perfect Mother’s Day for this Lioness would be a gathering of her, well, pride. Bring together all her offspring and any other relatives you can contact, but be sure to make her the indisputable center of attention — while she’s a superstar without even trying, she still craves that spotlight. Regale the group with stories of all the wonderful things she’s done for the family. For kicks, rent a karaoke machine and toss Mom the mike!

Ideal Mother’s Day Gift: Your Leo Mom perks up when handed a couple of sunflower blossoms — they’re big, bright and showy, just like her! Also, she cherishes the thought and effort of a card made by your very own hands. It reminds her of your drawings that she used to hang on the fridge.

Mother’s Day by the Signs: Virgo
If your mom’s a Virgo, she probably cleans the house to relax, right? There’s something almost Zen-like about vacuuming the living room or trimming the hedges; the rhythm soothes her, not to mention the feeling she gets from bringing order to her immediate environment. Since shifts in her daily routine discomfort this modest mother, don’t throw a big surprise Mother’s Day party for her. She doesn’t like a fuss made on her behalf! Instead, take her out to a fine, well-appointed restaurant for lunch and offer her a neat bouquet of narcissus. And don’t be embarrassed if she reaches across the table to wipe that salad dressing off your chin!

Ideal Mother’s Day Gift: Your Virgo mom will appreciate anything timesaving. So if you’re thinking smaller, go for a clean, new day planner. If you’re shooting for the *Stars* this year, buy her a new timesaving appliance, like that dishwasher she’s been wanting or a self-cleaning oven.

Mother’s Day by the Signs: Libra
Your sweetheart of a mom could double as a United Nations diplomat, the way she always ironed out your conflicts and soothed your fears. Her calm, even nature hid the truth: She spoiled you rotten! Take advantage of this yearly opportunity to spoil her right back. Your Libra mother dreams of being pampered, of being treated like absolute royalty, so treat her to a long, luxurious visit to a day spa. Pull out all the stops: We’re talking massage, manicure, pedicure, facial, mud bath and bodywrap.

Ideal Mother’s Day Gift: Your mom’s a sentimental, romantic sap at heart, and she’d be so touched to receive roses from her beloved offspring. And though she likes luxury, she’s also a sucker for a heartfelt, homemade card.

Mother’s Day by the Signs: Scorpio
You and your Scorpio mom have always confided in one another. She’s more than just your mom; she’s your best friend, your teacher, your role model and your guardian angel all rolled up into one! This Mother’s Day is the perfect time to make that clear to her. Honor her with a quiet, cozy dinner with only the closest family members in attendance. Talking about old times — about how actions and decisions have made her feel, how the past has influenced her present — will make her feel appreciated and respected for the complex, multifaceted woman she is.

Ideal Mother’s Day Gift: Your Scorpio mom’s nonconformist attitude likely extends to her taste in flora. So, rather than the usual carnations, opt for a spiky, oddly shaped cactus or a mysterious, alluring orchid; she respects a plant with an inherent element of danger!

Mother’s Day by the Signs: Sagittarius
To honor your Sagittarian mom this Mother’s Day, nothing beats a weekend getaway. If you’ve got the time and the resources, go for a long drive or on an antiques run through small towns that are off the beaten path. The time you can spend together exploring the world around you will show your adventurous Sag mom that you really appreciate her energy and courage. If you don’t get a chance to travel, arrange a lively get-together with family and some of your mom’s many friends. She’ll jump at the chance to mingle and flirt with the crowd, showing off her smarts and humor.

Ideal Mother’s Day Gift: Your Sagittarius mother adores strong, heady perfumes; seek out something based in the oil of hyssop. If she’s a traveler, surprise her with a portable CD player and a few discs by her favorite musician — music will help to wile away the hours on long flights!

Mother’s Day by the Signs: Capricorn
Your Capricorn mother takes the responsibilities of her role as your parent very seriously. She can sometimes play the martyr, doing for you kids before she ever does for herself. This Mother’s Day, pay tribute to her dedication by taking her to a restaurant she’s always really wanted to visit but felt was too pricey, even as a splurge. Realize that, to her, status is important; just knowing that you understand that will touch this hard-working lady’s heart more tenderly than any old homemade card.

Ideal Mother’s Day Gift: Though mushy and sentimental when it counts, your Capricorn mom really appreciates a little extravagance — especially when it involves jewelry. A simple onyx ring or delicate tennis bracelet would suit her conservative but sophisticated tastes.

Mother’s Day by the Signs: Aquarius
If your mother is an Aquarius, she probably has a large circle of eccentric friends of whom she is very proud. She also involves herself in the world, extending her nurturing instinct outward. While her mothering style may be more global than most — and while she may have always seemed a bit different from your friends’ parents — she’s devoted and has always encouraged your independence. Now, to celebrate her unique and amazing soul, take her out for a lively dinner with you and some of her closest friends in attendance. The companionship and attention will make her day!

Ideal Mother’s Day Gift: Though she’s an Air Sign, your Aquarius mom appreciates being grounded in reality. That said, she loves strange gifts, heartfelt surprises and anything that will enrich her soul and keep her keen mind centered. Give her a membership to a yoga school, and sign yourself up as well!

Mother’s Day by the Signs: Pisces
Your good-hearted Pisces mama lives in a world all her own — and that’s the way she likes it! Fantasy and creativity are her lifeblood and on this special day, you should indulge her desire to daydream. Take her out to the theatre or to the ballet, anywhere in which reality is suspended for a time, allowing her to express her childlike innocence and curiosity. She’ll appreciate your understanding of her ethereal nature and you will get a glimpse of your mother truly enjoying herself.

Ideal Mother’s Day Gift: The real world can sometimes be too much for this dreamy lady, so give her something calming and soothing that will provide her a bit of blessed escape. An aromatherapy diffuser and a combination of essential oils such as lavender and jasmine will definitely do the trick.

 

Courtesy of Cafe Astrology

Get A Jump On Tomorrow, Your Horoscopes for Sunday, May 8th, Mother’s Day

 

 

 

 

 

Get A Jump On Tomorrow…..

Your Horoscopes for Sunday, May 8th, Mother’s Day

 

Aries

Aries Horoscope
Aries

Jupiter is moving towards a direct station, dear Aries, and this is happening in your work and health sector. Confidence and motivation are rebuilding for pursuing health and work goals, as well as for improving your habits and routines. While Mars is still retrograde, and for that matter, so is Mercury, this change of direction is useful for improving your outlook. You are less inclined to simply worry about the details and more inclined to roll up your sleeves and take care of them. Inner restlessness can be tamed by a change of routine, a mini adventure, or the pursuit of further knowledge. Work matters pick up speed. Motivation to pursue or step up health and wellness programs increases. There can be returning interest in, or good news about, learning projects, travel plans, or educational endeavors, although these may need further attention or review. Today, the Moon in your communications sector all day keeps you connected and busy, although your attention may often be quite divided.

Taurus

Taurus

Slowly but surely, more clarity is coming to important areas of your life with Jupiter about to turn direct after several months of retrograde motion, dear Taurus. Creative blocks are likely to lift, and romance moves forward. In fact, the months ahead are excellent for pursuing your passions. You are experiencing less fear and more joy in matters of love and dating, or with your hobbies, creations, and friendships. This yearly direct turn is typically strong for intimate relationships and financial support. This time around, Mars is retrograde in your Jupiter-ruled sector for another few weeks, so that the benefits are not likely to be quite so obvious for the time being. However, increasing confidence that you can handle things is with you. Today, the Moon is in a comfortable zone of your chart and encourages you to enjoy a slower pace.

Gemini

Gemini

Jupiter, the Great Benefic, is coming to the end of its retrograde period and begins its forward journey in direct motion tomorrow morning, dear Gemini. This shift points to a positive turning of the corner, particularly related to family, home, and personal matters. Your home life becomes happier, warmer, and more supportive. You regain enthusiasm for projects you may have let go around the house, and for some of you, a family relationship can bud or strengthen. Your motivation to get back on track is returning. Slowly but surely, more clarity is coming to your longer-term goals and projects. Typically this yearly change in direction has a strong effect on partnerships and close relationships, as these are Jupiter-ruled in your chart. However, retrograde Mars in this sector can point to more review or backstepping for a few weeks before you really start to feel the boost in confidence about your connections. Today, the Moon is in your sign all day. Emotions are in strong focus. It can be very easy to get a rise out of you now, and you’re more visible than you have been.

Cancer

Cancer

Jupiter is about to end its retrograde motion, dear Cancer, and this can point to increasing confidence levels, particularly about long-term plans. It’s also a strong time for acting with more faith. Your style of communication, as well as your confidence in your ability to express yourself and be understood, improves, and this will only get better as the weeks go by. There can be more clarity when it comes to schooling and communications in general. There is more natural and spontaneous conversation and sharing of daily events. As well, your head clears a little in terms of your more practical goals. Today and over the next couple of weeks, you’ll begin to see clear improvements to work and health matters. However, because Mars is still retrograde in your Jupiter-ruled sector for a few more weeks, work and health matters may still need some attention and review for a while longer. The Moon is in your soul sector all day, encouraging you to get into better touch with your inner world.

Leo

Leo

Jupiter is moving towards a direct station, dear Leo, after several months of retrograde motion. You’re likely to feel that you’re in a better position to take charge, and your confidence increases, when it comes to your business, financial, and practical affairs. There can be new and improved motivation levels for money-making prospects. You are more inclined to pursue your desires, make important purchases, and say yes to new developments on the job or with business. Joie de vivre improves considerably now and in the coming weeks. While this yearly event is typically strong for creative and romantic confidence, with Mars still retrograde in your Jupiter-ruled creative sector for a few more weeks, this influence may not be as clearly felt, although you may notice more optimism in these areas. More clarity and purposefulness are likely in your love life, creative projects, or children’s lives in small doses and will be raring to go later in the summer.

Virgo

Virgo Symbol/Glyph
Virgo

Today and over the next couple of weeks, you’ll begin to see clear improvements to your mood, outlook, and family life, dear Virgo. Stalled projects or relationships begin to “unstick” and move forward. Your faith that things will work out if left to run their course also increases. This is due to Jupiter turning direct after months of retrograde motion. Jupiter is in your sign, and with Jupiter moving direct, until the end of this transit (September), the liberating benefits of this influence are more obvious and measurable. Your confidence in yourself and others increases, and so does your popularity. While you typically enjoy focusing on details, today you’re seeing matters from a broader perspective. More clarity comes to family relations, domestic matters, and personal plans. You can be feeling more hopeful about family projects and matters, as Jupiter rules your sector of home and family. However, Mars is still retrograde in this sector for a while longer, and there can still be some backlog. The Moon is in Gemini all day, turning your strong attention to work, reputation, and long-term or career goals. Not all is likely to run as planned, but adjusting your expectations can help you to see more clearly.

Libra

Libra Glyph-Symbol
Libra

Jupiter’s direct motion early tomorrow can help with motivation levels, dear Libra. While Mercury and Mars remain retrograde, Jupiter’s yearly direct turn occurs now, and, slowly but surely, you’ll feel more hopeful and enterprising. You are nevertheless in a development stage as Jupiter finishes up in your privacy sector until September, when this happy planet enters your own sign. The need for some privacy and down time is natural now as you prepare for more outgoing and visible times. Jupiter’s direct motion now certainly helps you to let go of resentment and difficult problems of the past. More clarity and purposefulness may come to your studies and communications, as Jupiter rules your solar third house. However, with Mars retrograde here for a while longer, there can still be some need to look back. Today’s Moon in your adventure sector all day helps to lift your spirits, although there can be some ups and downs as you struggle a little with expectations. Learning to live in the moment is helpful now.

Scorpio

Scorpio Symbol Glyph
Scorpio

You’ll be approaching life with more spirit and faith today and in coming weeks, dear Scorpio, with Jupiter turning direct after months of retrograde motion. This yearly event tends to improve your outlook and prospects when it comes to money and possessions, although with Mars retrograde in this sector, there can be more review to do. Because Jupiter is in your solar eleventh house this year, more clarity comes to friendships, causes, plans, group associations, and long-term goals. As these areas of life clear up, you gain more confidence about where you stand and about moving forward. Courage is with you for reaching out – you are less likely to second-guess yourself and more likely to connect spontaneously. This shift doesn’t occur all at once, but you should definitely be feeling as if you are turning a corner. As these areas of life clear up, you gain more confidence about where you stand and about moving forward.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius Glyph Symbol
Sagittarius

Thanks to Jupiter’s direct motion after spending several months retrograde, today and in the coming weeks, professional matters and personal plans gain more clarity, unblock, and move forward, dear Sagittarius. Although it can take a bit of time to get back on track, you are likely to see gradual improvements in these areas. Motivation to pursue a particular course or path, and possibly a business venture, increases considerably, as events this week have you feeling that you’ve turned a corner. This yearly event tends to have more impact on you than others because Jupiter is your ruler. You are more naturally outgoing in the coming months. This will be more obvious once retrograde Mars moves out of your sign at the end of May. The Moon is in your partnership sector all day, and while you may need to do a balancing act in order to keep everything running smoothly, this is a generally good time for relationships.

Capricorn

Capricorn Symbol/Glyph
Capricorn

With Jupiter moving direct after months of retrograde motion, today and over the next couple of weeks, you are likely to see some improvements to your travel or educational plans, belief system, and your own faith or outlook, dear Capricorn. These matters are gradually gaining clarity. Your confidence in your ability to put frustrating elements of your past behind you is also on the increase. Your confidence in your powers of perception and intuition improves. You can experience an increased ability to surrender to the unknown – to let go and have faith that things will fall into place – with Jupiter turning direct. However, with Mars retrograde in your solar twelfth house a while longer, you’ll still be doing some processing and reviewing past matters – and are likely to be on the fence about certain issues. The Moon is in your work and health sector all day, stimulating a desire to get your affairs into order. There can be some moodiness as you adjust plans or expectations, but it’s generally a good time for sorting, organizing, and working on details.

Aquarius

Aquarius

Jupiter is stationing as it is about to turn direct, dear Aquarius. This shift helps to boost your confidence that you can get things done and make an impact, particularly related to your finances and intimate relationships. This is also a time for feeling more able to put a bad habit behind you or to make a positive lifestyle change. You’ll become clearer about what you want as you move forward. Because Jupiter rules your friendship and causes sector, this yearly direct turn of Jupiter typically helps to remove blocks in friendships and with long-term goals. However, you have some more “work” to do in these areas with Mars retrograde in your Jupiter-ruled sector for a few more weeks. Today, the Moon transits your creativity sector, awakening a desire to play, perform, and share. There may be some challenges in friendships today if expectations are not realistic, but overall it’s a good time to loosen up and express yourself.

Pisces

Pisces

With Jupiter approaching its yearly direct station, dear Pisces, you can have a sense that some things are turning a corner. Mercury and Mars are still retrograde, and this suggests that it’s still important to take things slowly and to get things sorted before pushing things ahead. However, Jupiter’s direct turn can boost your confidence and bring more clarity to partnerships and close relationships. There will be a few matters to iron out before everything is running up to par again, but you are certainly feeling more hopeful and spirited. This yearly event is typically very helpful for renewing your confidence about pursuing career and business goals, but with retrograde Mars in the sector that rules these things for a few more weeks, this influence may not seem as obvious. Today’s Moon transits your domestic sector, stimulating a desire to do a bit of cocooning and to pay more attention to home and family.

If Today is Your Birthday: May 7

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If Today is Your Birthday: May 7

You are an earthy yet artistic person with a strong appreciation of nature, music, and the arts. You are charming and personable in a quiet way, and also very loving, although you easily withhold your concern and care if you feel someone is not giving you the proper respect. Moodiness and indecisiveness are strong possibilities with this birthday, as are great talents and sensitivity.

Famous people born today: Robert Browning, Tchaikovsky, Johannes Brahms, Gary Cooper, Traci Lords.

Your Birthday Year Forecast:

Your birthday this year occurs shortly after a New Moon, suggesting a time of new beginnings and fresh energy. You are instinctively starting a new phase in your life. It’s time to give your life a makeover and to branch out into the untried.

This can be a year in which you experience important turning points, or you could begin new projects or goals that have a long-term impact on your life.

With Pluto continuing its harmonious transit to your Sun this year, you want your objectives to reflect what you’re really about, and you are likely to rid yourself of unsatisfying goals at this time in your life. Your ability to concentrate and focus helps you to achieve what you set out to do. A new project or goal begun this year has a good chance of being successful and long-lasting. Your sexual and physical activities tend to be more intense, passionate, and focused. It’s an excellent year in which to make a lifestyle change, as your ability to concentrate on what really matters to you is enhanced.

Pleasing circumstances surrounding your love life, finances, and creative pursuits are in store this year. You are more generous, and others return the favor. You might receive financial backing or special gifts in the period ahead. You seek a little more from your love life and you are likely to receive it. Some of you could fall in love this year, or existing relationships are enhanced. Adventure-seeking is a theme.

Some form of recognition for your work or for past good deeds may be forthcoming this year. Fortunate circumstances arise from a positive attitude as well as sincere self-expression. 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.

There may be a project, idea, or person that demands much of your attention or occupies much of your thoughts. It’s a strong year for any project or studies that require concentrated effort. You are especially resourceful. You are willing to put in the effort and dedication to a mental interest or project. You are focused, detail-oriented, and may be perfectionistic.

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. Taking charge of nutrition, health, and domestic organization can be in strong focus and can be quite successful.

Watch for impatient or rebellious moves. There may be times when you miss opportunities because of pride or fear of being tied down.

This is a year of new beginnings and adventures. There is good energy for imaginative and creative activities. It’s a strong period for friendship, communications, learning, and connecting and is excellent for seeking advanced training or for furthering your education. 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.

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.

 

Courtesy of Café Astrology

Your Daily Horoscopes for Saturday, May 7th

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Daily Horoscopes for Saturday, May 7th

 

Aries

Aries Horoscope
Aries

Business and financial affairs can be in stronger focus today, dear Aries, and you can feel strongly motivated to take charge and make improvements. You have increased influence professionally as well as personally. Money management benefits from a strategic approach – you’re inclined to be thinking in terms of the longview, which helps you to come up with solid ideas for bettering your life. The Sun and Pluto join in a healthy, supportive relationship now, and this is affecting your sectors of money and worth, and of career and reputation. It’s a good day for taking steps towards important long-term changes along financial, business, and career lines. You might be recognized for your work. You have a stronger sense of your most important goals today, and this helps you to concentrate on the best steps to take to get you closer to achieving them.

Taurus

Taurus

You are likely to feel more confident than usual today, dear Taurus, and others tend to echo this feeling, helping to further boost you up. It’s especially easy to find backers or supporters – people tend to turn to you as a leader. Bonding can occur today, rather subtly. You might enjoy a brand new perspective about a relationship that you never imagined before. Good energy is with you for enjoying relationships, particularly with family, children, and lovers, and for working on resolving problems or making positive changes. This morning, the Sun in your sign is supported by ambitious Pluto, and there can be good news and recognition related to school, learning, travel, and legal matters. Your belief systems, morals, and outlook are changing and growing, and today you may be especially tuned in to the desire to make improvements.

Gemini

Gemini

Supporting others lifts your own spirits today, dear Gemini. As well, this can be an important time for working on dealing with matters from the past that are interfering with the present. A harmonious connection between the Sun and Pluto facilitates self-honesty, clearer goals, and heightened perception. While there may be benefits coming from taxes, insurance, and support through others, much of the energy today is strong for getting yourself together from the inside out. If you need to quit a bad habit, you may get the motivation and gumption to do so right now. Your instincts are generally serving you well. The Moon moves into your sign midday and you begin to attract more attention. You’re looking for a stronger connection with the world around you on emotional levels, and your own needs and feelings come into stronger focus.

Cancer

Cancer

Good money or business advice could come today, dear Cancer, so listen attentively not only to people in your life but to news programs and other avenues where you can learn something valuable. You are also in the position to gain new insight into your finances. Romantic feelings and matters can be strong today, and there may be a chance to bond with someone important to you, possibly through honest conversation or a commitment to make positive changes. Willingness to resolve problems will get you everywhere now. There is a desire to grow and improve in our interactions today, and it’s important not to shy away from conflict now. Friends are supportive and your biggest fans right now. Some of you could enjoy a gift or unexpected gain today. Shortly after midday, the Moon moves into a hidden, private sector of your solar chart, signalling a need for more time to yourself or emotional space.

Leo

Leo

The morning’s energies are strong for you, dear Leo, and conducive to getting where you want to go. Others tend to support your efforts and put their faith in you, as you are coming across with strength. There may be some help from a higher-up or an associate. Your ambitions are stimulated now, and you can feel more determined than usual to reach your goals, which may be professional, work, or health-related. You could feel especially good about helping others through your services, support, or leadership and guidance. This is a great time to work on making improvements to your work, daily routines, and reputation. Researching new or improved methods for achieving your goals can be very successful now. You’re focusing on making changes that have long-term impact. The Moon moves into your friendship sector just after noon today, and there can be some relaxing of the pressure to perform and decide.

Virgo

Virgo Symbol/Glyph
Virgo

Revealing a deeply held belief or a cherished idea with someone today can be refreshing for both you and another, dear Virgo. Your ability to mix the small details with the big picture is strong now and is likely to be appreciated. Be generous and gracious about others’ input, and you’ll be in especially fine form. You may be seeing a matter more clearly now which puts you into an empowered position. You may be embracing a new philosophy or way of seeing the world. This is a time for making changes that run deep. You are less interested in quick fixes and would prefer to turn your attention to bigger things. You may be reworking a creative project in order to make improvements in the long term, and this can be especially successful now. Today is strong for positive moods and a happier outlook.

Libra

Libra Glyph-Symbol
Libra

Dig a little and you’ll likely uncover something important today, dear Libra, particularly if this is done gently. No pushing, just encouragement – that’s the best approach now. You may be seeking to intensify the level of intimacy and honesty in a close relationship, and this may be achieved by clearing away impediments and blocks – gently! You are at your best today if you’re hanging out with people whose passions, interests, or visions support yours. It’s a good day for feeling that you’re overcoming difficult matters, problems, or attitudes and taking fuller advantage of the good things in life as a result. You naturally gravitate towards people whose visions or passions gel with your own. Financial matters can thrive today, and it’s a strong time for motivation to put a problem or bad habit behind you. The second half of the day is likely to be lighter, although there can be some tensions revolving around differences of opinion.

Scorpio

Scorpio Symbol Glyph
Scorpio

Your responsible and competent, yet sensitive and protective, personality is shining today, dear Scorpio, as others more readily recognize these wonderful traits in you. It can be easier/more natural than usual to gain respect or to get what you want. You are likely to feel quite supported and reinforced today, particularly for your ideas and insights. This is a good day for seeing ways to improve your career and to advance your professional goals. However, you also stand to gain personally and in your closest relationships. People are appreciating your focus and passion, and you are communicating very persuasively. Believe in your abilities and quietly go about your tasks. Your dedication can be impressive now.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius Glyph Symbol
Sagittarius

This is a day for pulling things together and getting things running smoothly, dear Sagittarius. You could find yourself very absorbed in details, quite passionately so, and likely to good end. Stay focused, allow for some flexibility with others, and deal with practical matters. This is a good day for recognizing your priorities on a practical level, with money, and at work, but you might also come to important conclusions about the kind of value you have in others’ eyes. There is a stronger sense of your priorities and you can be especially focused on what you’re doing. Even so, you’re also in fine shape personally. You could feel especially reinforced and uplifted through sharing your beliefs or perspectives. The second half of the day puts social matters more strongly in focus. While you may struggle a little with it at first, it’s a good time to allow someone else to take the stage.

Capricorn

Capricorn Symbol/Glyph
Capricorn

This is a great day for bonding and joint problem solving with others, dear Capricorn, particularly with children, friends, and lovers. Use your personal influence, which is very strong now, wisely and for the good of you and your loved ones. You are seeing your priorities and gravitating towards people and situations that help you advance, express yourself more effectively, and build your confidence. You are very much in your element today – others see you as unique and valuable. There can be good progress with a creative project, romantic relationship, or financial matter. The Moon’s move into your work and health sector just after noon can turn your attention to the routines in your life.

Aquarius

Aquarius

There is a strong desire to make positive, growth-oriented changes today, dear Aquarius, particularly on psychological levels and/or with family and on domestic lives. Some of you could recover a lost item today – the trick now is to look a little deeper than you normally do. There can be important emotional discoveries or a breakthrough in something you’ve been researching. This can also be a good time for connecting more deeply with a partner, or for gaining new understanding of an important person in your life. This can be a strong day for leaving a bad habit behind or making lifestyle changes and adjustments. The Moon moves into your creative sector shortly after noon today, and you could be feeling as if you are coming out of your shell. This is a more playful, fun-focused period of the lunar month.

Pisces

Pisces

This can be a great day for conversations and connections, dear Pisces, retrograde Mercury aside! While you might often find yourself dabbling and spreading your energy over a variety of endeavors these days, you are likely to cover more ground than you think today. While you might not finalize anything, you’re sure to make progress on a variety of endeavors. You are also especially persuasive now, and you have the ability to work the crowd and team up effectively to accomplish a goal. A friendship or news you read now can alter your perspective on a matter significantly. Right now, you’re especially talented at bringing out the best in others in a coach-like capacity. You have a strong ability to bring out the best in others, and are inclined to devise plans and strategies rather than jump into something impulsively. Energy today is quiet but powerful.

Astrology of Today – May 7, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Astrology of Today – May 7, 2016

 

Summary:

  • The Moon is in Taurus until 12:34 PM.
  • The Moon is void until 12:34 PM (since 10:10 PM yesterday).
  • The Moon is in Gemini from 12:34 PM forward (until Monday, May 9th, at 1:23 PM).
  • The Moon is waxing and in its New Moon phase.
  • A New Moon occurred yesterday, and a First Quarter Moon will occur on May 13th.
  • Mercury is retrograde (Mercury is retrograde from April 28-May 22).
  • Mars is retrograde (Mars is retrograde from April 17-June 29).

 

The Witches Moon Phase for May 7th is Waxing Crescent

Salamandra
May 7
Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 1%

The Moon today is in a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.

PHASE DETAILS FOR – SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016

Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 1%
Moon Age: 0.81 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 365,523.75 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 150,995,732.85 km

Celebrating Legends, Folklore & Spirituality 365 Days A Year for May 7th, Thargelia

Samhain Blessing Witch
May 7th

Thargelia

Held on the sacred island of Delos in ancient Greece, the Thargelia honored Apollo and Artemis. This was a festival of prophecy, music, medicine, and poetry. There were processions, offerings of first fruits, and elaborate musical contests. A youth, with both living parents, was chosen to carry an olive branch, entwined with white and purple wool and hung with figs, acorns, and a vessel of wine to the sanctuary of Apollo. This elaborate offering stayed in the shrine until the next Thargelia, at which time it was replaced by a new branch, adorned with fresh fruits and wine.

The Witches Magick for the 7th Day of the Hare Moon – Waxing Moon Abundance Prayer

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Waxing Moon Abundance Prayer

Go outside when the moon rises. Merge with the divine, look up to the moon, and say this prayer for abundance:

Bright magnificent Lady of the night
Thank you for your all providing light
Please bless my life with divine abundance
And share your bright love, riches and joy
May I have faith that you will guide me
And help me to thrive, grew and prosper
Bright powerful Goddess of the night
Thank you for your all providing light
In the Lady’s name,
Blessed Be!

Each time you see the moon for a few nights, weeks or even months, look up and say to her:

Thank you bright Lady for you all providing light.