Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today
The mythical, endearing Phoenix has long been a symbol of rebirth, renewal, and coming full circle. Tired in both body and spirit the aged Phoenix combust into flames and from its ashes is reborn. The Phoenix does not indicate change so much as it does renewal and revitalization. It denotes the completion of a cycle and beginning anew.
As a daily card, The Phoenix suggest you are at a place where some aspects of your life have reached the end of a cycle. Your energies may be weakened from use and stretched over too many arenas to be as effective as they once were. As a result, now may be a good time for you to take a step back and allow yourself time to revitalize both your physical and spiritual self.
Daily Witches Rune
April 26, 2017
Keywords: Love, relationships.
Meanings: The Rings is the rune of love and when it is the leading stone, it is a positive answer to your question. It is very much a rune of relationship and can indicate engagement, marriage or a new/renewed relationship. It can also indicate the need for a fresh approach to an existing relationship.
Your Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for Today
While similar to classic Tarot’s Strength card, Lust goes a step further by suggesting we should enjoy the pleasures of exercising our strengths, sating our passions, and embracing that which allows one to express the majesty of their unique self. The lust this card indicates is not purely sexual, but at its most basic this lust is a primal desire to experience life to the fullest degree possible while taming our more beastly side. Lust implies that we not fight with our base instincts, but rather that we accept and manage and nourish them as an essential aspect of maintaining a balanced, complete self.
Your Daily Influences
Ten of Wands
Strength and power may be misused. Heartache is possible. Persistence will eventually solve all problems.
Virgo reversed signifies a lack of honor and settling for the superficial.
Fire denotes the unleashing of raw energy and change. The status quo may be about to crumble, but will be replaced something better. Fire also provides light to those in the dark and warmth for a cold body and spirit.
Your Power Cards
This reading represent strengths you were born with and will emerge this day
The Hermit denotes a need to have some space between you and everyday hustle and bustle of our busy world. The Hermit needs to retreat. Indeed, happiness for The Hermit requires seclusion, freedom from material wants, and time for intense introspection. The answers The Hermit needs cannot be found in our physical world. The truths he seeks are internal, spiritual, and the distraction of a well developed social life can only impede his quest for his personal truths. Still, although not anything remotely resembling extroversion, The Hermit does sometimes need to share time with others; so he can learn or teach, guide and be guided. The Hermit’s time spent amongst people depletes his energy quickly. To avoid an overload he has to retreat from social settings quickly.
Tarot Card of the Day
The World card points to the presiding wisdom which upholds life on this and all worlds. In most Tarot decks, it is a female figure that has become our standard World image. She originates in Hebrew, Gnostic, and Alchemical lore, and stands between heaven and Earth as the cosmic mother of souls, the wife of God, and our protector from the karmic forces we have set loose upon the Earth in our immaturity and ignorance.
The goddess of The World card invites us into cosmic citizenship — once we come to realize our soul’s potential for it. It announces the awakening of the soul’s immortal being, accomplished without the necessity of dying.
This card, like the Sun, is reputed to have no negative meaning no matter where or how it appears. If the Hermetic axiom is “Know Thyself”, this image represents what becomes known when the true nature of self is followed to creative freedom and its ultimate realization.
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Get A Jump On Tomorrow…..
Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, April 26th
If you’ve been holding onto anger and letting frustration build, dear Aries, a Mars-Pluto angle today can bring this to just under the surface. The trick will be to identify it and avoid letting this tense, edgy energy rule your behavior. Tensions related to career, long-term goals, and reputation may be at the root of things, but you can express these tensions through mechanical frustration, driving, and communicating. Aggressive Mars is in your communications sector in harsh aspect, and with Mercury retrograde in your sign and resultant misunderstandings, you should be particularly careful about what you say now. Watch for manipulative or compulsive behaviors and be careful about reacting too quickly to things that make you mad.
You have more drive these days to pursue your material needs and wants, dear Taurus, but today, there can be a tendency to want more than the world can offer you in the present. Control or power games are tempting now, particularly if you feel frustrated about a matter of ownership or jealousy, but it’s not the solution to problems. You might also be a little too quick to jump to your defense – or to someone else’s – before you know the whole story. There is a bit of paranoid energy with us all today! Think up better ways to deal with irritating situations today – ways that will serve your interests not only today but down the road. The Moon is in your sign until tonight, and this keeps your personal plans on the front burner.
Mars in your sign gives your personality a little more muscle these days, dear Gemini, which can be super when you need to accomplish something a little out of your normal comfort zone. However, sometimes you can step over yourself in your haste to get where you want to go. Today, Mars and Pluto connect in a tense aspect, and you might quickly grow frustrated with others who don’t seem to be talking straight with you. You are also feeling your desires with more intensity and urgency, complicating matters. Your best bet is to rise above the game playing and focus on softening and moderating your impulses, but it can be a little too tempting to get involved. As the day advances, your mood lightens, but you can be riled up in a different way – ideas coming to you now are exciting as your ruler, Mercury, moves to align with inventive, electric Uranus.
You’re in a good cycle for taking action on private matters and activity behind the scenes or in relative solitude these days, dear Cancer. However, you don’t always see a direct route to achieving your goals or pursuing your desires. This is compounded today by Mars in your privacy sector in challenging aspect to Pluto. There can be anger issues emerging that are difficult to understand or define, but they may have their root in power dynamics with a significant other or with relationships in which you feel there is far too much imbalance. Aim to ferry excess energy or intensity into constructive channels. Or, consider ways to plan out your next move rather than push your agenda now when the chances of achieving your goals are small. As the day advances, you’re in a strong position for support from or enjoyment with friends.
Today’s energies are on the intense side as Mars and Pluto form a minor but challenging aspect, dear Leo. This influence tends to stimulate pent-up anger which can emerge as edginess and tension until you fully understand where it’s coming from. Interpersonal tensions are very likely. This might also emerge as impatience not only with others but with projects that don’t seem to be coming together soon enough. If teams are not cooperating or if you feel that you’re overloaded with more responsibilities than others, this can reach a difficult point. Pressures to meet health and work goals may be at the root of this, as you also want to experiment with new ideas and projects but can’t find the space for all of your pursuits now. Draw on your reserves of self-control now and channel your considerable energies into something truly useful to you.
With Mars at the top of your chart these days, dear Virgo, you can be feeling more driven and ready to take action towards long-term goals. There can be times when you feel rushed or pressured to get where you want to go, however, and with Mars in minor but challenging aspect to Pluto today, this can be a time for feeling added tension. For some, this can be about balancing professional demands and responsibilities with relationship needs and personal time. For others, you may be fixating on problem areas or acting on fears that others are pulling the wool over your eyes. You might feel frustrated if others are blocking your way. It can be difficult to rise above the tensions of minor problems now, but feeling on edge can be a symptom of something deeper that’s worth exploring! In fact, later today you are in an excellent position to see things more objectively.
People in your life, particularly partners or a significant other, can seem a little controlling today, dear Libra. Power plays right now tend to have their root in fear of losing, whether it’s about losing a position, label, or person — such is the nature of a difficult Pluto, which is part of the day’s energy. You might become frustrated with an opinion not catching on or understood, or you might feel particularly restless and ready to take off somewhere “away from it all” but nevertheless find yourself emotionally stuck. As the day advances, however, you can mentally detach yourself from situations, and this makes you more objective and willing to let go of frustrations. In fact, tonight and tomorrow, you might come to surprising conclusions or insights into a partner or your relationships.
You are particularly aware of and sensitive to give-and-take in a relationship these days, dear Scorpio, and today, there can be a tendency to act compulsively or to see problems as bigger than they are with your two cosmic rulers, Mars and Pluto, in a challenging aspect. You may be feeling suspicious and frustrated if someone seems to be withholding information or actively hiding something from you. You can be driven to get to the truth of a matter or to find an answer to a problem, but this can come at the cost of time, energy, and perhaps most importantly, spirit. There can be agitation with communication or transportation delays, but impatience is only going to exacerbate the problem. Learn from what seems to be triggering your fears or frustrations, but aim to work on getting to a more peaceful, self-kind frame of mind.
Mars in opposition to your sign these days can point to increased activities and periodic conflicts with others, dear Sagittarius. Watch that you’re not projecting your anger or will onto others during this period, as it can be very easy to do right now! Otherwise, it can be an enjoyable time when you can learn much about your desires through the mirror of your relationships. Because Mars is in challenging aspect to Pluto today, however, it would be wise to be especially mindful of automatic responses to others or frustrating situations. There is a tendency for fears of losing a position, title, or person to dominate or drive behavior today, and in your case, you or a partner/friend may be particularly possessive or acting jealously or controllingly as a result. Consider ways to release tension or resentment productively.
You are more motivated than usual to take on ambitious or time-consuming projects related to work and health these days, dear Capricorn, and this can very often work to your advantage. However, there can be times when you want things to happen “yesterday, ” and this urgency can interfere with your mood. Watch also for a tendency to magnify or obsess over small problems today. Try not to drive yourself too hard now, and if you feel pressure to do so, examine why this may be the case. It’s possible that with Pluto in your sign that you’re expecting too much from yourself or fearful of losing face, a position, or a title. However, pushing yourself too hard and the resultant stress will not get you any closer to your goals in the long run.
A Mars-Pluto conflict today may be a little easier on you than most signs because of Mars’ compatible position vis-a-vis your sign, dear Aquarius, but it can nevertheless serve up some tension. Passions rise, and conflicts can result. As well, there is the possibility that a sense of urgency to fill your desires or a competitive insistence within you may lead you to push yourself too hard or needlessly clash with others. This is a time when you might look at others suspiciously, as you can feel that they have a hidden agenda, or when you might be tempted to manipulate if you’re not confident you’ll get what you want by being upfront and direct. Resentments tend to dissipate later today, however, as you’re more than willing to see things objectively and increasingly interested in focusing on light, positive matters.
Watch today for pushing too hard or taking the long, difficult route to your goals when uncomplicated may be best, dear Pisces. There is a tendency to misjudge what you can do or in what timeframe. Aim to bring problem areas and harbored resentments out into the open rather them allow them to drive your behavior. Manipulation can be a problem, and this may be a tendency on your part as you don’t seem to see a clear and direct route to your goals, or it may be that others are attempting to use you to serve their hidden agendas. Ferreting out the truth may be successful, but you may be better off thinking this through before confronting others, as delivery may be edgy today. Vulnerable relationships right now are friendships and family ones, but this is only temporary and can lead to greater understanding and the clearing of blocks.
If You Were Born Today, April 26
You are a very fixed and determined person. These qualities help you to determinedly focus on a goal and patiently see it through to fruition. However, at times you can be one track minded and stubborn! Change and instability tend to bother you more than most. You can also be an exceptionally good worker with excellent work ethic and a strong sense of responsibility. Others know they can depend on you. Famous people born today: Carol Burnett, Michael Damian, Channing Tatum, T-Boz, Jordana Brewster.
Your Birthday Year Forecast:
The New Moon in your Solar Return chart suggests that you will instinctively begin a new phase of your life this year. A decisively new direction has come about in your life. This can be an emotionally stimulating time in which you feel the urge to initiate and project, even if you are not quite clear about what you are projecting. Much of the energy in your life can have a magical quality to it as things are just automatically going in a certain direction. It is important to be intuitive at this time and allow the natural course to show you the way to the next step. Surprises (mostly very pleasant) pepper your year. New beginnings are in order, and you are bound to feel some level of excitement as the year unfolds.
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.
This is also a period of constructive accomplishment. You are practical and realistic, and your judgment is especially sound. You also derive much satisfaction from practical achievement. It would behoove you to identify and focus on finding pleasure in the simple things that make you happy.
It can be a fabulous year for new perspectives through meeting different people, studies, or travel. You are persuasive and can excel at marketing, promotion, and teaching, guidance, or counseling.
Advances in intellectual and mental pursuits are likely, as you make steady progress that has long-lasting results. It’s a good year in which to get organized, to do detail work, and to prepare for the future. Work done during this period in your life will have tangible results in the future. Relationships with younger people in your life are solidified. 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 like you are moving forward and growing into a new phase of your life.
This can be a time of increased ambition in general, and while you can make huge strides towards your goals, you may be putting too much pressure on yourself to push matters forward. Manipulative tactics to achieve your goals may be especially attractive now. 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 be a lesson in frustration.
While you should watch for tunnel vision this year, you have great cosmic support for diversity and experimentation. This can be a good time for updating your electronics and technology in ways that open up new avenues for communication or ease. Wonderfully creative ideas can fill your head this year.
This is a period in which you feel confident and supported enough to pursue your desires. You rather readily direct your energies into meaningful activities. It’s a good time to take steps towards making yourself feel more secure and safe, as well as for family or domestic activities.
With Venus in a tense aspect to Saturn in your Solar Return, getting serious about love or money (or both) will be a theme this year. Money may be tight, or the need to buckle down with your finances may be necessary. This does not necessarily signify financial losses or hardship, but you are likely to have an increased awareness of your limits. The responsibilities of partnership are magnified this year. You are likely to be more earnest on a romantic level. An existing relationship may become more serious, or you may form a new partnership with a serious or older person. You are likely to work hard this year, and this could interfere with pleasure time.
Even so, you have distinct opportunities in the relationship department at other points in the year. There can be a stronger focus on loyalty and working relationships can improve or working with a partner can be in focus.
You have a strong, protective, and stabilizing influence with you from February forward. It helps you stay on track and meet your responsibilities. Your popularity tends to be strong, and your leadership skills are valued. Work you have done in the past begins to pay off this year–not necessarily in dramatic ways, but in small, measurable ways. You may be recognized or rewarded in some manner for the efforts you put forth. Because you project a more responsible and credible “you”, people in authority are more inclined to appreciate you and recognize your work. This is a year in which you put your life in order in some significant manner. Improved concentration, a more realistic outlook, and a practical awareness of the limits of time all help you to make steady progress, particularly in your career. Your concern for your future this year is stronger than usual, and you may find that projects you start, or investments you make, this year will benefit you for years to come.
This is a year of new beginnings and a sense that you’re beginning a whole new “chapter” of your life. Adopting a more practical, disciplined or orderly approach to your life this year can be very beneficial. This can be a time of career advances and is a strong period for focusing on priorities. You may be pouring a lot of your energy into particular pursuits and you should come up for air from time to time! You are practical in your decision making, and you’re able to bring both enthusiasm and practicality to your endeavors this year. When you are motivated, you can accomplish great things, bringing new life to old goals, but you can too easily get yourself riled up. Look for healthy, productive channels for excess energy.
2017 is 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. Advice – get yourself organized, work to build your resources, keep busy.
2018 will be a Number Five year for you. Ruled by Mercury. This is a year of exploration and freedom. It’s a time when exploration and reaching out to others brings opportunities. It’s a good time to advertise and sell. Surprises are in store, and the routine is broken. This is a year when exciting relationships can be formed; or, if you are already in a partnership, new life is breathed into the relationship. Advice – explore, look for adventure, keep your eyes open for opportunities, mingle.
Your Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, April 26th
The Sun has spent the last week in your resources sector, dear Aries, and you are more invested than usual in your earning power, comfort, and security as a result. This morning’s New Moon helps motivate you to take charge and make bold improvements along these lines. This can emerge from a feeling of lack, a dream or sudden fear that you’re not on top of things, or from an event that reminds you of who or what you value most. Sometimes feeling temporarily insecure about your situation is enough to motivate you to strengthen your position. With this New Moon, an opportunity period emerges in the coming weeks for new or refreshed business ideas, savings accounts, or budgets — those things that help you build up and manage your resources.
The New Moon occurring this morning is in your sign, dear Taurus, and can ultimately serve as a powerful motivator or prompt to make personal changes and improvements. This is a time for reinventing yourself in a meaningful way, or for a personal new beginning. Your drive to be counted, seen, and heard emerges in full force this week. You might consider ways to update your personal presentation or image, which can lead to a fresh start of sorts. Especially if you feel that others are not quite getting you or if your image is working against you, this is a time for setting things straight, not necessarily through words (Mercury remains retrograde until May 3rd) but by letting your actions speak for themselves. Revealing your creative side may be part of the picture. Avoid rushing into new beginnings – pace yourself for best results.
The New Moon occurring this morning activates your privacy sector, dear Gemini, opening up an opportunity period for tapping into your intuition and taking charge of your emotional health. Events or realizations occurring now can prompt the need to slow down, take in, rest, reflect, and process recent developments in your emotional life. The Sun’s move into your privacy sector last week stimulated these themes, and now you’re motivated to take charge of them! Those endeavors or situations that have been weighing you down or no longer working for you may now need to come to a close. Next month’s New Moon will occur in your sign, prompting a personal new beginning, and the better you clear up emotional space for letting in positive new energy this month, the more power you’ll have to improve your life then. Consider ways to nourish or replenish yourself both on emotional and physical levels now.
The need or desire to make a fresh start socially can emerge now with the New Moon occurring in your solar eleventh house this morning, dear Cancer. The coming weeks are powerful for reaching out to others, finding your place in your networks or community and among friends, and joining groups or taking part in group activities. This can also be a time for planting seeds for future goals and dreams. Certainly, this can be a most inspired time of year for you! You have more power and opportunity to make a difference with others or to make an impact in your social circle or community. Your sense of belonging to something bigger than yourself can be in focus now, and you might find the inspiration to connect with kindred spirits or learn new things that help you increase your understanding of the world around you. This is also a powerful time for teamwork and cooperative activities.
With the New Moon occurring this morning, dear Leo, a two-week opportunity period opens for making your mark on the world in a meaningful or significant way, however big or small. This is a time for gaining recognition and reward, or for making changes related to your status, performance, professional image, reputation, and career. A fresh start is in the offing now, and when Mercury returns to this same sector of your chart from mid-May forward, you’ll see growth from the seeds you plant now. This is a great time for updating or refreshing your image through positive actions. New career directions or projects — and even a new career or status for some of you — can figure strongly now. This can be a time for making a comeback of sorts if you’ve been keeping to yourself or focused on other life departments in recent months.
The New Moon occurring this morning launches an opportunity period for expanding your experiences and understanding of your life’s purpose, dear Virgo. It is an inspired time of year when you seek out new ideas or develop your opinions and personal philosophy. You might more frequently ponder the meaning of life and reach out to share your thoughts with others. Breaking out of limiting habits and routines can be almost as important to you as breaking into unexplored territory. A couple of things active in the coming weeks may mute these effects somewhat. One is Mercury’s retrograde until May 3rd that is not going to stop you from searching for meaning but may keep you from starting brand new studies, for example. The other is the North Node of the Moon’s upcoming move into your privacy sector shortly after Mercury turns direct, as this position can also pull you into yourself or the past. However, your quest to learn and grow will remain, and you may very well meet with people who introduce you to new lifestyles or concepts, or your readings can take you somewhere exotic.
A week ago, the Sun moved into your intimacy sector, dear Libra, and your attention to your inner world and the mysteries of life has increased. Today, a New Moon occurs in this sector and can act as a nudge towards making improvements and taking charge of matters! This house of your chart rules many of the things that go on behind closed doors or deep inside of you. Your need or desire for more intimacy and closeness, passion projects to throw yourself into, or self-understanding can intensify now, prompting you to take action. An event might take place that opens your eyes to the need for handling debts or shared resources more effectively or for paying particular attention to an intimate relationship or your needs for a deep connection to something or someone. New beginnings along these lines are likely in the coming week.
The New Moon this morning can give you a nice boost of energy and power for a new direction in a relationship, dear Scorpio. There is a bit of magic to this New Moon, and it can help you inject some warm and creative energy into your interactions. This is a time for new beginnings and improvements to partnerships — bringing a current relationship to a new level — or to your negotiation skills and attitude towards relating. For others, this may be about meeting someone who has long-term potential, whether this is business, friendship, or love. This can also be a time for increased activity with clients or the public, as you might find yourself in higher demand than usual. Certainly, it is a busier time of year for involvement in others’ lives as well as an opportunity period for building your people and negotiation skills.
The New Moon this morning occurs in the sector of your chart that rules work, health, habits, and routines, dear Sagittarius. The chance to approach these things in a new, take-charge way is with you in the coming weeks. While some of you are starting a new job, for most, this is an opportunity period for building better, more satisfying systems in your life, for discovering new ways to enjoy your work or daily activities, and for getting on top of daily routines. Avoid a potential pitfall of this influence — overshooting or beginning too quickly — by pacing yourself. Keep your long-term goals in mind, but don’t let them overwhelm you as this is a time of year for attention to the details that make achieving your larger goals possible. Work on getting a plan in place in the coming days before taking off.
A New Moon occurs this morning, dear Capricorn, bringing a spirit of newness and enthusiasm to your romantic and creative sector. A new beginning related to recreation, pleasure, children, or romance may be due now. In some manner, you’re cleaning the slate and starting over. Fresh starts are not always greeted with enthusiasm, of course, and if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed or uncertain, this will dissipate soon. The weeks ahead present an opportunity period for exploring and developing the creative or romantic sides to your personality. You might experience a sudden desire to share yourself with others, to perform, to get noticed, or to express yourself in creative or playful ways. It’s a great time to add more time for fun and recreation in your life, for a renewed or new interest in a hobby, or for a boost in your dating life.
The New Moon occurring this morning sets an overarching theme in your life for the coming weeks, dear Aquarius, and it emphasizes your personal life, inner world, family, home, and domestic matters. There can be a sense of starting fresh or new energy related to these areas of life now, and new household projects or renewed focus on activities around the home can be forthcoming. This might instead relate to family relationships or support systems. You can be in rather strong need of a safety net, comfort, familiarity, and nurture. An opportunity period opens for you to better understand your personal needs and your reliance on loved ones. Today, make some resolutions about how to improve your home life and your sense of security and comfort. Fine-tuning the systems in your home life can be particularly satisfying and can benefit you in many different life departments.
The New Moon this morning occurs in your communications sector, dear Pisces, bringing fresh, new energy to your everyday life and the world of your mind, and setting a theme for the coming weeks. This opens up an opportunity period for new interests, projects, and channels for expressing yourself, learning, connecting, and commuting, or for re-awakening you to such systems already in place. The latter is likely before May 3rd while communications ruler, Mercury, is still retrograde. However, seeds can be planted now. This can be an active cycle for writing, speaking, and schooling, or for breathing new life into an old project. Partnering up to reach a goal, particularly related to studies or writing, can have exceptional results. This is also a useful time to consider how your thoughts and style of communication can help or hinder you. Making improvements and updates on these levels can impact your life in more ways than one.