The Wisdom of Buddha
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Your Daily Influences
May 15, 2016
Seven of Swords
Plans may fail. Distrust and dishonesty are possible. Success will not be complete.
Dagaz represents the fresh light of a new day. You are close to making a breakthrough. You have the will to change whatever you deem necessary. You may see the world with absolute clarity at this time.
The Buckle of Isis
Someone will, or has told a lie about you regarding this aspect and damaged your reputation in ways that may not become apparent to you for many weeks.
Your Daily Influences represent events and challenges the current day will present for you. They may represent opportunities you should be ready to seize. Or they may forewarn you of problems you may be able to avoid or lessen. Generally it is best to use them as tips to help you manage your day and nothing more.
Your Charm for Today
This is probably the most popular of charms. You will be protected in this aspect. No one will be able to harm you or your state of being.
The Cross has always been a favorite device. It was used by the sun-worshipers as a symbol of the sun, and their warriors carried the Cross upon their shields. In olden days kings and nobles, when they could not write, used the sign of the Cross. That sign was used in breaking spells and for protection from evil spirits. In the East the Cross has been used as a talisman from time immortal. The Eastern Cross as illustrated was worn as a charm against sickness, accidents and witchcraft, also to attract good fortune. Sentences from the Koran were often inscribed upon the small pendents to make the charm still more potent.
Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today
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.
As a daily card, Strength indicates a period in which your psychological powers are extremely strong. Your mental endurance may well astound even you at this time. Possibly it is time for you to stand up and take command of any loosely run situations in your life. If you take the lead others will follow.
Daily Witches Rune
Meaning: This rune symbolizes your friends and family and their influence upon you. Its meaning is usually derived from the other stones closest to it. This rune is also associated with travel. A journey abroad is indicated especially if the Sun rune is nearby, but a journey for someone close to you if the Moon stone is closest. If it is near to the Rings it foretells a holiday or long distance relationship.
Your Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for Today
Like The Sun, The Universe brings good blessings. The Universe 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 Universe 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 Universe suggests you have found or will find your place in the scheme of things—that place where all is as it should be.
Your Personal Daily Tarot Card
Like The Sun, The World brings good blessings. 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.
Get A Jump On Tomorrow….
Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, May 16th
Rushing ahead isn’t necessary yet, but we can’t put off change forever. Fortunately, there are no major planetary aspects today, giving us time to assimilate recent experiences. We’re sensible enough not to take unnecessary risks, especially while the Moon is moving through discerning Virgo. Thankfully, the Moon’s shift into peace-seeking Libra at 1:32 pm EDT enables us to remain objective about our plans, even if our feelings are involved.
Aries Horoscope MAR 21 – APR 19
You see yourself in a mirror no matter where you look today. Once the Moon enters relationship-oriented Libra, every interaction with someone seems to point you back to your own thoughts and feelings that you know all too well. However, you can’t help but wonder if you are missing information that could help you break out of your current rut. Thankfully, you’re likely on the right track now, so allow time for your ideas to develop without acting too soon. As Willie Nelson says, “The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.”
Taurus Horoscope APR 20 – MAY 20
There’s a lot to do at work and you can’t wait to get started. Unfortunately, there may be pesky unresolved issues about a recent event, preventing you from moving on to more enjoyable tasks. Think of today as a transitional phase; there’s no need to jump into your current obligations all at once. You’ll do better in the long run if you take the time to process your feelings first. Mastering patience empowers you to master everything else.
Gemini Horoscope MAY 21 – JUN 20
It’s wonderful how quickly your interpersonal landscape can shift when you accept that which you cannot change. It might seem as if you were recently trying to outrun an oncoming storm and now the sky is finally free of clouds. Although some conflicts may not disappear overnight, your laid-back attitude makes it easier to enjoy what the present moment has in store. Even if you don’t have time to do something just for the fun of it, take a few minutes to meditate and visualize a pleasurable experience. Your fantasy could come true when you least expect it.
Cancer Horoscope JUN 21 – JUL 22
Although the intensity of a conflict at work may diminish today, it doesn’t disappear completely. Your tried-and-true tactic of withdrawing from an unpleasant situation goes a long way to minimize the emotional pressure. Unfortunately, your retreat doesn’t fix the underlying issue. Naturally, if you’re only on the periphery of someone else’s argument, disengaging is the most sensible thing to do. However, abandoning a conversation isn’t advisable if you’re one of the active participants. Follow your moral compass and persist with the process until resolution is in sight.
Leo Horoscope JUL 23 – AUG 22
Unavoidable work commitments complicate your pursuit of pleasure today. Although the current obstacles may be real, it helps to recognize that your attitude can have a profoundly positive impact on the course of events. Unfortunately, widening your perspective is not as simple as it sounds, even if you try to maintain objectivity. Persevering in the face of your own resistance is necessary so taking consistent baby steps is your best strategy. Confucius said, “It doesn’t matter how slowly you go as long as you don’t give up.”
Virgo Horoscope AUG 23 – SEP 22
You continue to face delays and must still overcome more challenges while so many planets are stuck languishing in retrograde. And although your trials may not be quite over, at least you see opportunities on the horizon to make progress again. You can hear the future calling, but it’s still necessary to achieve stability in the present moment before initiating the next phase of your personal development. Don’t hurry; success doesn’t happen overnight.
Libra Horoscope SEP 23 – OCT 22
You probably feel much more optimistic today, even if you’re weary from relationship struggles. But you don’t want your hope for good times ahead to distract you from the work that needs to be done now. You may be concerned that your emotional vulnerability will lead to further disappointment, but you’re also happily anticipating the potential of major breakthroughs. Get ready to make your move when the time is right, since you can’t count on anyone else to know what’s in your heart.
Scorpio Horoscope OCT 23 – NOV 21
It may seem as if an ongoing interpersonal conflict is finally subsiding now, but minor trouble spots continue to flare up for a while. Fortunately, you can rely on flights of fancy to weave fragments of fantasies into a new vision for the next chapter of your life. Don’t worry if your current dreams aren’t very realistic; there is still plenty of time to come up with a more concrete action plan after your creativity runs its course. As Albert Einstein said, “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”
Sagittarius Horoscope NOV 22 – DEC 21
You are anchored to reality today through your professional relationships and your social connections. Normally, your natural ability to envision the future can pull you away from the practical aspects of the here and now. However, common sense prevails now because your friends won’t let you drift too far away. Allow time to dream, but don’t forget to return to Earth. Remember, the mighty oak was once a little nut who held its ground.
Capricorn Horoscope DEC 22 – JAN 19
You’re quite clear about your objectives today, but you might not be sure how to reach them. Part of your problem is that people may appear to be working against you if you are too ambitious in the pursuit of your success. Avoid confrontation; open conflict won’t help you in the present moment. Instead, keep your eyes on your destination and continue to aim in that direction, even if your progress is limited. Your perseverance will carry you a long way if you can minimize distractions and maximize your focus.
Aquarius Horoscope JAN 20 – FEB 18
Your life continues to feel like a roller coaster ride, yet you’re aware that the potential for positive change is increasing day by day. Your anticipation grows as the future approaches, but you’re not sure what will happen next. Ironically, if you try to fill in too many details too soon, you could end up delaying your progress. Rather than obsessing about what’s around the bend, concentrate on the here and now where your immediate efforts produce the most lasting impact. Anything is possible when your priorities are in order.
Pisces Horoscope FEB 19 – MAR 20
It warms your heart if someone you admire is advising you to reach for your dreams. The support of a friend or coworker might be the tipping point if you’re sitting on the fence, waiting for a sign. Unfortunately, rash actions won’t likely take you where you want to go today. It makes more sense to use other people’s encouragement to improve your plans without executing them just yet. Give yourself a few more days and then reevaluate your goals. Time has a wonderful way of revealing what really matters.
Part of the Daily Insight Group
If Today is Your Birthday: May 15
You are a hard worker who possesses strong values. Motivated by a great need for security, you are organized and cautious for the most, although sometimes restless. You are forthright, saying it as it is, dependable, and trustworthy. You also possess excellent business sense and manage money quite well.
Famous people born today: Brian Eno, David Cronenberg, Richard Avedon, Caroline Dhavernas.
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!
Calm emotional reactions to everyday problems tend to help you to attract positive energy and cooperative people into your experience this year. Nurturing connections to others may be made.
You tend to be looked upon favorably by others. You have the chance to shine, largely because you are projecting yourself with self-respect and modesty at once. You are especially appealing and charming just by being yourself. Opportunities—both personal and professional—are likely to present themselves as a result. Teaching others may be part of the picture, informally or formally.
Mercury conjunct Venus adds charm to the way you present your ideas this year, certainly helping to smooth over differences in your personal relationships. This influence also helps you to express yourself more creatively. You are more cooperative than usual, and attract the same kind of energy with others.
You are likely to form new relationships or connections that further your spiritual growth, or to enhance existing relationships with a spirit of camaraderie. People in authority regard you favorably. Events take place in which you feel that you are moving forward and growing into a new phase of your life. Pleasing circumstances surrounding your love life, finances, and creative pursuits are in store during this period. You are 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.
You might also renew and deepen love commitments or social connections. Strong and stimulating–even motivating–attractions to others are likely. Secret loves or attractions may develop and existing relationships tend to rise to a higher level of insight and understanding.
With Mars-Pluto energy in your Solar Return chart, channeled positively, you could move mountains when it comes to pushing your projects ahead. If mishandled, however, there could be some obsessive or compulsive behavior. Avoid taking extreme measures to make things happen your way, and avoid people who might be doing same. Deliberately trying to maneuver things in order to get the upper hand will likely be a lesson in frustration.
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.
This can be a strong year for enjoying friendships and connections with others. It’s a fine period for teaching and learning, and is excellent for seeking advanced training or for furthering your education. You are likely to make good contacts with others, particularly through career, shared interests, or schooling. Positive plans and lifestyle changes can be made at this time in your life. Your popularity soars this year, and your love or social life is especially meaningful and growth-oriented.
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.
Your Daily Horoscopes for Sunday, May 15th
This is a strong day for keeping busy and enjoying yourself as you tend to important chores, dear Aries. Good connections can be made with people related to finances, work, or health, such as co-workers, employers, bankers, and health-care officials. There is some tendency to become wrapped up in disagreements today, however, about ideas, beliefs, or the past, which can be stimulating if it’s kept at a level of debate, but may not be worth your time if you become worked up.
This can be a day in which you feel that you can overcome blockages, dear Taurus. Others tend to support you or they step out of the way to let you do pretty much as you please. The Moon is in fellow Earth sign, Virgo, all day, and this position tends to stimulate your creative and romantic impulses. You are also experiencing a Venus-Node trine involving the same areas of your solar chart, and this boosts your appeal and desire to connect or express yourself even further. A boost in popularity is possible now.
There is a strong attraction to quiet time, relaxation, and familiar settings today, dear Gemini. There can also be much benefit from activities that connect you with your feelings and those you love and care about. For some, there can be rewards in interactions with family, health care workers, and counselors today. Career or outside responsibilities can be a little tricky today, and plans may not seem quite as doable, or you could find that a partner isn’t getting behind your goals. This may very well be temporary, so avoid making important decisions based on perceptions in the moment.
While there may be some disagreements on goals or clashing desires experienced today, dear Cancer, overall it’s a good day for connecting with people who are supportive and helpful. You’ll find that diplomacy takes you far today as Venus and the North Node connect harmoniously in your social and communication sectors. Mutually beneficial relationships are in focus now. Artistic and romantic endeavors are favored. You are attracted to, and attracting, people with progressive ideas and attitudes right now.
Today is strong for finding your center, dear Leo, and also for paying stronger attention to the material side of your life. Taking care of your business, money, and valuables can be in stronger focus today. Connections with people related to business, government, and banks can be especially beneficial now. You might also be connecting well with current partners and friends, and bonding over shared basic values or business ideas. However, there may be a disagreement or inner conflict regarding the depth of a commitment today.
You can be working very well on emotional energy and enthusiasm today, dear Virgo. The Moon is in your sign all day, bringing feelings and connections into stronger focus. The desire to answer to some of the desires that you’ve set aside or overlooked can be strong now. It’s a strong time to pursue goals that contribute to a sense of future growth. Your outlook is positive and productive. There can be favorable connections made with others, particularly related to finances, legal affairs, publishing, and education. There can be some tendency, however, to disagree about domestic matters or partnership with people close to you. From conflicting desires or goals, however, you might end up understanding your own needs better.
You are drawn to quiet, private time today, dear Libra. The Moon is undercover in your solar chart, suggesting that you’re in a better position going about your business under the radar. Even so, this is a good time to make connections with others, particularly related to emotional health, such as counselors, and to finances and intimacy. You can experience a powerful draw to someone on an intimate level now. There can be some tendency now, however, to question recent goals related to learning and connecting. Rethinking a project may be in order.
This can be an easygoing day when it comes to relationships and making connections that benefit you, dear Scorpio. For some, this can be a lucky period for love and friendship. You are cooperating with others and they are returning the favor. As well, you tend to more readily attract people who are supportive or who promote your own happiness goals. There can be a creative agreement now. This can also be a good time to receive assistance, whether material or through insight and moral support, for your goals.
There may be a feeling that others, particularly family, are not on the same page as you regarding your personal goals and desires today, dear Sagittarius. Disagreements in this regard occurring now might ultimately help you to clarify what it is that is truly important to you – you will be in a better position to separate the wheat from the chaff. This can also be a strong time for making connections on practical levels, particularly with people related to career, work, health, and business goals. You have something to offer, and others tend to offer encouragement or insight that helps you.
You can be feeling creatively inspired and especially positive in your outlook today, dear Capricorn. This is a good time for making connections with others, particularly related to, or benefiting, romance, creativity, publishing, writing, legal affairs, entertainment, and education. The Moon and the Moon’s North Node connect in your sector of adventure, travel, and vision, bringing your desire for more meaning to your life into stronger emotional focus. The desire to connect with people who encourage your spirit and vision is strong now, and with the Moon reaching out to Venus today, there is a good chance you’re in the position to share and interact in pleasing, beneficial ways.
There is a strong focus on your inner world, intimate relationships, and connections with family today, dear Aquarius, and you might find that people closest to you are your biggest supporters right now. Helpful connections might be made with others related to finances, real estate, home initiatives, family, and intimacy. This can be a great time to meet with counselors and advisers for some of you. There can be open lines of communication with in both personal and business relationships. Instincts are generally good now. Emotional bonds can be strengthened. You’ll find that others tend to cooperate more than usual today.
This can be another good day for cooperating with others, dear Pisces. Good feelings tend to be reciprocated, and you may feel especially supported regarding your ideas and interests. There can be a strong sense of mutual harmony and a general boost in feelings of peace and security with and through others. Connections that revolve around or support education, personal interests, communications, and transportation might be made now. For some, siblings, classmates, or neighbors can be in stronger focus. However, when it comes to career or business goals, there can be clashing desires and ideas to deal with before going forward. Ultimately, conflicts arising now in this regard will help clarify your true desires and goals.
*Remember to read horoscopes for your A