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.
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 Present Circumstances That You Will Find Yourself In Tiwaz
Tiwaz is the Warrior Rune. It represents pure, masculine power and the ability to successfully fight to meet your goals. However, you must be careful that costs of attaining your goals overshadow their values.
A Glimpse of The Future That Will Be Revealed Naudhiz
Naudhiz reversed may tell of needs met and harmonious relationships. Your passions for someone or something may be at their pinnacle.
Strength denotes an inner power, mastery of will and development of inner might. 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 achieving balance, overcoming hardship, and using well crafted persuasion to gain allies.
You may be difficult being productive without succumbing to distractions, dear Aries. There may also be delays or blockages with certain endeavors that keep you in limbo for the time being. Look for ways to work around roadblocks. There can be a tendency to take things very personally today with your ruler, Mars, in hard aspect with Venus, presenting a timing problem. Usually, this is not so much about differences in opinion, but more about differences in approaches – either too aggressive and insensitive, or not direct enough. However, with Pallas also involved, opinions and viewpoints may very well be tied up in conflicts today. There can also be pronounced differences in values. Under these influences, it’s important not to push your agenda on others.
Some doubts about recent feelings or projects could emerge today, dear Taurus. You may be feeling a little self-protective, and this can lead to brusque behavior and miscommunications. There can be some tensions revolving around getting what you want, but it may be impatience itself that’s tripping you up more than anything. As well, you could be focusing on a particular desire that, when attained, is not actually satisfying. Watch spending, as impractical and impulsive energies are with us today. Your best bet is to allow difficult energies to blow over, or to tap into frustrated energy and use it for creative inspiration. Aim to learn from differences that seem especially glaring now.
Others may seem to be putting a damper on your plans, dear Gemini, or shutting your ideas down before they give them a fair chance. Criticism may be frustrating as well. When it comes to your relationships with a partner and family, watch for impulsiveness. Someone’s behavior can be difficult to stomach, and even offensive. Desires can come on suddenly and flood your senses, but try your best not to treat them as emergencies. True desires stick around and don’t have such a short shelf life or timetable. It may be a good idea to remove yourself from frustrating circumstances, if possible, just to get a change of scenery, which sometimes leads to a new perspective as well. Challenges now can result in new understanding, of others, and of your own needs.
Duties and desires can seem very pressing today, dear Cancer. There can be some competitiveness in the air with others, and perhaps some inner pressure to perform. You can be feeling especially sensitive and may put up a protective shell around you. However, if you give off the impression that your skin is thick, you could end up with hurt feelings. There can be large differences between what people want and what people are willing to give right now, and this can be the source of a lot of frustration. Tone things down as much as possible, and don’t be afraid to let others know that you may be vulnerable right now. Work or things on your to-do list can be overwhelming, but you may discover that you can shuffle things around to accommodate both duty and pleasure.
Look for a middle ground in any conflicts you might have today, dear Leo, but don’t worry too much if others don’t promptly meet you halfway. Sometimes clashes don’t have quick resolutions, but they may help redirect your energy going forward. Tensions today tend to revolve around differences in values and approaches. Internal conflicts are more likely to be about whether to take a leap of faith or a risk, or to stick with what’s known and familiar. You may be feeling out of sync and at odds with others, and you could end up with hurt feelings. Impatience with others and with processes can figure strongly now. Impulsiveness with money can be an issue as well. Consider that if you are not in touch with your true desires, you may be chasing superficial ones now.
Tension can be thick in the air today, dear Virgo. This morning, you may feel blocked from doing what you want, and even feeling what you feel, as others seem to shut you down without truly listening to you. You might also feel resentful of others who don’t appear to be pulling their weight. Try not to waste energy on worry and guilt. Later today, people close to you may be brusque or demanding. You could feel that they’re more interested in satisfying their own desires than tending to your needs. Waiting on an outcome or agreement with high expectations can put undue pressure on your life. Keep yourself busy. Others’ opinions may be clashing with yours. Don’t completely shut out information, even if it’s coming to you in an unattractive package, but don’t accept unfair behavior, either.
You may be feeling a little insecure about recent comments or openness, dear Libra, experiencing some feelings of regret or fear that you’ve revealed too much or that others are not interested. Try not to allow insecurities rule your actions. A project may reach a roadblock now, or a miscommunication can lead to a frustrating delay. Even so, this may also slow things down long enough that you find a better plan. Also today, a Venus-Mars square can point to differences in approaches that may very well lead to conflicts. Keeping things light or business-minded is probably best. There could be clashes if you, or the people around you, are overcome with impatience over satisfying desires. Consider whether your desires are real or if they’re merely a symptom of restlessness.
A temporary drop in confidence can lead to negative thinking today, dear Scorpio, or perhaps some regret about recent openness. There could be temporary blocks or delays that frustrate, but these can also lead to a reexamination of goals which is ultimately useful. Tempers can flare, and frustrations can emerge over someone’s apparent insensitivity. You may think that filling a sudden desire will be the answer to all your problems, but it’s likely to be a mere distraction. You could feel torn between filling your own needs and pleasing someone, and there could be a sense that you’re out of rhythm with a partner. If you keep your expectations in check, you may be able to roll with the competitive energy and allow it to fuel your motivation to up your game.
This morning, something that’s communicated could be taken the wrong way, dear Sagittarius, or you could be rethinking recent ideas or communications. You may feel the need to make adjustments to how you approach or connect and communicate with others as a result. Take your time weighing pros and cons and consider all of your options, but avoid harping on the past. Look forward to how you can make improvements. As the day advances, there is tricky energy of a different variety. Rhythms in love and patterns in relating can be a little off, and it can be difficult to feel satisfied. Impatience with getting our needs met can lead to all sorts of minor tensions. Someone may be wanting a refined approach from you and can misinterpret your passion as impatience or insensitivity.
This morning, you may feel the need to revisit plans, schedules, or statements, dear Capricorn. While travel, romantic, or creative opportunities can be opening up these days, there can be some doubts experienced now. They can serve a useful purpose if they slow you down enough to see a significant detail that you previously missed. If they only serve to bring you down, take a second look. As the day advances, there can be problems harmonizing with others. People around you can be temperamental and competitive. If you find yourself competing with someone over whose needs and desires should be paramount, consciously pull yourself out of the game. Be protective of information or feelings that you typically want to keep quiet, as there is an impulsive tendency that could be cause for later regret.
Try to lift yourself above insecurities this morning, dear Aquarius. If you let fear rule, you may miss an opportunity to get closer to someone. Misunderstandings are entirely possible now, and they may have to do with questions about the depth of feelings and attachment. You can experience tensions with someone over power dynamics, sharing, and intimacy. Someone may be giving too much and getting too little in return. Frustrations may have been building lately and reach a head today. Issues of what is said, or how someone approaches you, can be irritating, and people can be brusque or impatient with you, stepping on your feelings in the process. Try not to take these things to heart, but if you need to get things out of your system, you might find you have the courage to do so now. Recognize that for the time being it can be difficult to satisfy both yourself and someone close to you. Compromise or letting things blow over may be the only solution now.
There may be some disconnects to deal with today, dear Pisces, likely about values, goals, or ambitions. Insecurity may be interfering with intimacy now. It can be difficult to see eye to eye with people close to you, yet you may feel rather dependent on the responses of others at this time. Desires and values tend to clash. People may not completely know what they want, but may be focusing on something they don’t have that they think is the answer to their restlessness. Your intentions can be completely misinterpreted so that being playful could end up hurting someone’s feelings, for example. There may be conflicts with someone in authority, or you might feel uncomfortable with a person who is coming on too strong. People seem more competitive than cooperative today, and you may find that adjusting your approach to minimize friction and misunderstanding is worthwhile now.
You are authoritative, well-liked, and respected. You tend to do very well in whatever you choose to do, and you are especially hard-working. You are especially good at managing and directing others, although this trait can be difficult if it’s extended to your personal life! Because you are so independent and strong, you tend to do best when you are your own boss or leading in some manner. While you can be stubborn and determined, you are also versatile and open-minded enough to always learn and improve as you mature. Famous people born today: Neil Armstrong, John Saxon, Loni Anderson, John Huston, James Gunn, Jesse Williams.
Your Birthday Year Forecast:
With the Sun and Moon in a waxing semi-square at the time of your birthday this year, the period ahead is one of new initiatives and action. You possess quite a bit of energy, but you must be aware that emotions color much of what you do this year. It can be hard to be objective as a result.
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.
Transiting Saturn continues to transit in harmony with your Sun until November 2016. This suggests benefits from keeping your feet on the ground and paying attention to, and honoring, tradition as well as tried-and-true methods. Work you have done in the past begins to pay off now – not necessarily in dramatic ways, but in small, measurable ways. You may be recognized or rewarded in some way for the efforts you put forth. When you project a more responsible and credible “you”, people in authority are more inclined to appreciate you and recognize your work. This is a time in which you put your life in order in some significant manner. The key to success under this influence is adopting a realistic, practical, disciplined, and orderly approach to your life. Having a strong sense for both tradition and innovation opens doors for you. You have a real sense of tomorrow now, so it’s easier for you to take the necessary steps to make all of your “tomorrows” better.
Just when Saturn moves out of transit to your Sun, Jupiter moves into transiting harmony. From November 2016 forward, you benefit from a Jupiter transit. You have a stronger than usual desire to improve, grow, and learn. This is a fortunate aspect that helps boost optimism and confidence, and you are able to attract fortunate circumstances into your life as a result. Problems are easier to resolve. Matters related to universities, higher education, organized religion, publishing, legal affairs, and foreign interests can be especially strong. It’s a strong time to further your education. You are likely to enjoy a larger perspective on matters that keeps you from getting lost in details or overly frustrated by everyday stresses.
However, there can be some problems with blocks or delays with communications and transportation. Your thoughts are likely to be quite sober at times, and you should do your best to avoid negative thinking. This may be a year when you often retreat to work on specific tasks on your own. You might be required to travel for business purposes. The maturity of young people in your life may become an issue or area of focus. Thinking in realistic and practical terms is your best bet, and the need for tangible results for your efforts is strong. Still, there can be misunderstandings, misinformation, wishful thinking, or carelessness. Verify the facts before making decisions and avoid taking precipitate action.
There can be some fireworks in key relationships this year. Feelings can sometimes run hot and cold in love. Your affections are strongly stimulated, and you are more acutely aware of your powers of attraction. You can enjoy an increase in personal magnetism, but timing can be off and you should be wary of competitiveness or tension in existing love relationships, as your passions run high, whether they‘re feelings of love or anger.
Marketing and promotional activities can thrive. Business revolving around the home, nutrition, cooking, and real estate may be particularly fruitful.
You may win respect and recognition for your work or craft this year. There is a good balance between learning from tradition and seeing things progressively. Timing is strong, and you tend to make firm, favorable decisions related to work or long-term projects.
A subject or even a person can be especially inspiring, prompting you to explore new perspectives. New or improved friendships are very likely. This can be a good year for dabbling in the arts, furthering a creative hobby or craft, and exploring new artistic interests.
Certainly, spontaneity is an essential ingredient in your personal relationships this year. You quite readily embrace all that is new, unusual, and out-of-the-ordinary with regards to romantic involvements as well as financial undertakings. You have a taste for the offbeat this year, and there can be sudden or unexpected romance in your life. Renewing old ties in a new way is another strong possibility.
The year ahead is one of new beginnings. You are curious and seek out mental stimulation and new interests or experiences this year. This is a strong year for enjoying exciting ideas and for connecting with others with similar interests. New or enhanced social relationships are likely. However, you may be too quick to speak or act out at times during this period, and it would be wise to look for ways to reduce stress and slow yourself down. Friendships can improve with more communication. Old friendships might be renewed.
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.
You have a drive to experience more harmonious relations on the job or a better environment in your daily life in the weeks ahead, dear Aries. You do what you can to make your tasks and chores pleasant. There is an unusual focus on your routines, habits, health, and work these days. Romantic and social opportunities may emerge at or through your work, or even while pursuing health goals. The only possible downfall of Venus’ transit to your solar sixth house, active until the 29th, is distraction from practical matters. Cooperating with others brings work rewards. Today, you may be seeing problems or feeling overwhelmed, but could be hiding your difficulties from others. Try to share the load.
The coming weeks bring new energy to your love life, dear Taurus. Your personal appeal is on the upswing, and your desire to express yourself creatively is strong. You are coming out of your protective shell when it comes to showing your affection, but also receiving love and compliments more confidently. Watch today for going overboard with self-indulgence. As well, your desire for appreciation and admiration from others is so strong right now that it leaves you vulnerable to manipulation. Watch for repeating old patterns in relationships today. You need to breathe new life into your creative work and your relationships now for best results.
The coming weeks bring a more protective energy to your love life, dear Gemini. You can also have a real drive to experience more harmony, comfort, beauty, and balance in your home environment and family life. Safety, comfort, and familiarity become especially important to you until the 29th and influence not only your love life but your spending habits and attraction to entertainment. Intimacy and trust are more important to you than excitement and change on the level of affection during this period. If you need to repair or refresh relations with family, it’s an excellent time for doing so. However, you may also be a little hypersensitive to your environment and inclined to sweep problems under the carpet to keep the peace. Sentimentality is good, but if you are too attached to the past, you forget to enjoy yourself in the present.
Venus has moved into a comfortable relationship with your sign, dear Cancer, and will continue this transit until the 29th. It’s a period in which communication is integral to your feelings of being loved and appreciated. Fortunately, you are presenting your ideas and comments with charm and ease during this cycle. Making social connections and sharing your thoughts comes more smoothly and naturally during this mostly upbeat period. It’s a good time for enjoying studies and learning, although you might feel a little lazy when it comes to serious topics or tasks that require a lot of brainpower just for the time being. At the very least, you are drawn to those things that increase your knowledge or boost your skills. It’s a strong cycle for opening up the lines of communication with a partner, as well as with siblings and neighbors. Today, watch for holding onto an idea or opinion too tightly.
Venus leaves your sign today and enters Virgo, dear Leo, where it will transit until the 29th. This is a great time of year for finding pleasure in the world of the five senses, enjoying simple pastimes and entertainment, and taking special care of prized personal possessions. There can be increased income for some. When it comes to work or money, your priorities can change considerably during this period. Your love of material things may increase. This can be a favorable time for exploring and developing your talents. Today, it may be difficult to see your desires clearly, so try not to focus on short-term goals that are unlikely to satisfy you once attained.
With Venus in your sign starting today and until August 29th, dear Virgo, you enjoy considerably more clarity in your love life and concerning your affections and needs. As well, others are seeing your more attractive and desirable traits, and you more confidently treat yourself in whatever manner suits you at this time in your life. This is a time of living well and putting out the right kind of vibes that attract pleasant people and circumstances into your life. We tend to be less assertive with Venus in our sign, but with Jupiter and Mercury also in Virgo, self-assertiveness may be better balanced. You are projecting warm, approachable energy now. Today, it may be difficult to see beyond immediate desires and sensations, and this can lead to chasing short-term goals that are unlikely to satisfy.
Venus enters your soul sector today, dear Libra, and will transit this house of your solar chart until the 29th. This is yet another sign that you’re in a very reflective period with Mercury and Jupiter already guests in this very private “endings” house. Soon, these bodies will move into your sign, and you will symbolically awaken and begin anew. Right now, your affections are in need of some review. You may be doing a lot for others or spending more time to yourself, and your personal visibility is on the weak side. Whether or not you enjoy being under the radar at this time, it’s a necessary process as you get your feelings sorted. External or material achievement is less important to you than what’s going on in your private life at this time. Today, there is some tendency for making poor emotional decisions. Try to look past immediate desires, as these may be misleading.
With Venus now transiting your solar eleventh house, dear Scorpio, amiable energy is brought to your friendships. Focus is on equality and positive energy when it comes to love during this cycle, and this is a theme that continues through to the 29th. You are ready to try out different and possibly even unconventional ways of relating to others. Friends are likely to be very supportive now. Business income may improve during this phase. It’s easier than usual to “win” friends with an easygoing, charming, and open manner. Today, you may be looking at situations through a suspicious or negative lens, however. Try not to make big decisions based on the feelings of the moment.
Responsibilities in love become clearer in the coming weeks, dear Sagittarius, with Venus traveling through your solar tenth house until the 29th. The employment of charm on the job is especially successful as you are appreciated for the way in which you cooperate with others. It’s a good influence for your public image and professional endeavors. You can bring more charm and polish to relations on the job, and higher-ups tend to look upon you favorably during this cycle. There can be a boost in your reputation now. You may be cutting deals and negotiating with more ease. It’s a time for catching some breaks if needed. Today’s energies are more complicated, however, with Venus in minor challenging aspect to Pluto today. It can be difficult to be objective when assessing value – of things, situations, and even yourself – as your viewpoint can be skewed by strong emotions, and possibly fear or insecurity.
Venus is now transiting your solar ninth house, dear Capricorn. A spirit of adventure and discovery takes hold. Your personality is admired and appreciated – those qualities that come most naturally to you are qualities that people are generally enjoying at this time. You are less inclined to overthink your love life or your feelings, and more inclined to seek out the things and the people that make you happy. You are looking for more unique and interesting experiences and ideas, and you tend to see your relationships as learning experiences during this cycle. Venus continues this transit until the 29th. Expressing your more affectionate nature comes quite naturally and comes across smoothly. Be careful that you don’t set your goals so high that you can’t get going on any one project.
Venus moving into your solar eighth house today (and until the 29th) tends to emotionalize sexuality, finances, and sharing of power, dear Aquarius. This is a time when you are less interested in the surface of things in your relationships and inclined to dig deeper, looking for answers. Interactions are more complex and complicated now. Deeper, more profound relationships are sought out now and more rewarding than usual. You are skilled at resolving differences. Coming to peaceful agreements about money with a partner or ex is possible for some of you. You may find it easy to attract support if needed. While this is a good time to seek out answers, today you may be taking this too far. Try not to read so deeply into a situation that you lose objectivity.
Venus begins its transit of your partnership sector today, dear Pisces, which lasts until August 29th, putting further emphasis on relationships in your life this month. This is a transit that can bring happy or helpful people into your life. It’s a good time for enhancing or attracting partnerships. You are more approachable, open, conciliatory, and amenable during this cycle. If you have any need for peace-making with others, it’s a great time for doing so. People entering your life during this phase can be especially charming. Others are more likely to help and support you. In turn, your sense of what others need is strong. You have a strong desire to please, but today, this may go a little too far. Keep in mind that this leaves you vulnerable to manipulation.
Venus enters discerning Virgo on Friday, and by Saturday she’ll be in a harsh square to Mars. As a result, this might not be an ideal weekend for romance. It will, however, offer you and your partner the perfect opportunity to get real with each other about what is and isn’t working in your relationship. Use the tense energy to motivate you to stop ignoring whatever it is you need to confront in order to improve your love connection. You’ll be glad you did!
This Weekend’s Romantic Rating*
* Heart ratings are based on the lunar cycle. They range from low to full, with low indicating a rocky weekend for romance and full indicating plenty of passionate potential.
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 – FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2016
Phase: Waxing Crescent
Moon Age: 2.60 days
Moon Angle: 0.50
Moon Distance: 396,143.18 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,733,695.52 km
Each August, the Crow Fair becomes a bold statement of pride for all who participate in its activities, as well as for those who witness its myriad of magickal customs. An echo of the Sun Dance ceremonies annually held by the Plains Indians, the Crow Fair takes place on the banks of the Little Big Horn River. The fair is a combination of secret rites and public performances designed to united the tribe and validate its traditions. The fair attracts Native Americans from all over North America. They come to compete in the all-Indian activities that include a rodeo, merchant tables of bead and basket work, a drum contest, and an elaborate pow-wow dance.
The Witches Correspondences for Friday, August 5th
The day of Venus, Friday takes its name from Frigga, the Goddess of Love and Transformation. She rules the spiritual aspects of people as they manifest on the physical. because of this, Friday is sometimes thought of as unpredictable.
Element : Water / Earth
Zodiac Sign : Taurus / Libra
Angel : Ariel
Metal : Tin
Incense / Perfumes : Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Oils : Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow
Color : Green, Aqua, Rose
Stones : Emerald, Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Jade
Plants/Herbs : Apple, Balm of Gilead, Bergamot, Birch, Catnip, Clematis, Damiana, Dragons Blood, Geranium, Heather, Hibiscus, Ivy, Magnolia, Mugwort, Plumeria, Rose, Rose Geranium, Sage, Strawberry, Vanilla, Vervain, Violet, Water Lilly