The Wisdom of Buddha
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Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today
The elegant Swan is an ideal symbol of beauty and grace. Its flowing curves and fluid movement give an ethereal air of perfection realized. The Swan’s beauty embodies the feminine (Yin) qualities of intuition and sensitivity. But The Swan does not begin life as a creature who appears to be the creation of divine inspiration. Indeed at birth The Swan is an ungainly creature that lacks any indications of the magnificent being it is destined to become. The Swan’s transformation from ordinary to extraordinary have made it an emblem of discovering the beauty and power of your true self.
As a daily card, The Swan is a reminder of the beauty, creativity and power your true self embodies. In this period it is best to let the real you rule and be known to all–to remember who you really are and what you are really about. The Swan also marks a time when your creative powers may be at their zenith.
Your Influences for the Weekend of June 23rd
This card represents the success in all its forms, liberation from want and a celestial consciousness.
This card signifies the closing of both heart and mind, which leads to stagnation.
Water reversed denotes secrets to which you are not privy. Approach all ventures with caution.
Past Lives Tarot
June 23rd, 2017
You may be called an activist now, but in the past you were a social reformer. A social reformer stands up for the rights of others, believing in the possibility of justice and equality. When oppression raises its head, you probably can’t help but stand up to point it out and fight against it. Even if you don’t want to, your inner being must hold true to its convictions and karmic understanding of what is right and wrong.
Daily Love Tarot
June 23rd, 2017
If single, you attract attention today. Be social when you and others are so relaxed. Today scores of people amuse and interest you. You link up with people who need to be in your life. Be aware that they may not be your soul mates, but they know them or know someone who knows them. You expand the boundaries of love in your Significant other union when you clear up emotional debris.
Your Daily Tarot Card
Friday, June 23rd
Keywords: imagination, dreams, emotion, competition (the dogs), illusion!
Astrological Correspondence: Pisces
The Moon in all its phases represents the world of dreams, illusions, and the subconscious. Traditionally the symbol of the feminine, the card’s meaning encompasses the maternal, the Great Mother, womanhood, and cycles. The Moon is an ambivalent card, and its imagery signifies the difficulty to see things clearly: simultaneously inspiring and lacking courage, enchanting and bewildering, deceptive and receptive – all sides of the same coin. Signaling fluctuating moods and uncertainty we must pay attention to our dreams, confront our subconscious and deal with the issues that come to the surface in order to progress to a higher level of awareness. Being able to put our imagination and creative talents to good use is an added bonus. Negative qualities such as ambiguity, confusion, hidden fears, and deception can be causes for failure.
This summer Venus will be on the move! She’ll sail through cerebral Gemini from July 4-31 and during this time we’ll want to sample the most interesting possibilities in love. Dull routine will be the kiss of death in relationships during this time, and mental connections are a must.
Then, from July 31 – August 26 Venus will move through the tender sign of Cancer. Now, emotional security is paramount in matters of the heart. Sensitive souls rejoice!
From August 26 – September 19, however, it’s time to have fun! Venus will tour flamboyant Leo during this time, and wants to party, live, and love to the fullest.
Rounding out Venus’ trek this summer will be the eclipses. On August, 7 a Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius will be at a perfect angle to Jupiter in relationship-oriented Libra. You and your love might reach a personal aspiration together. Then, on August 21 a Solar Eclipse in Leo is trine Uranus — your heart will be ready to jump out of its comfort zone!
See what the summer season has in store for YOU with your sign’s love horoscope below.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
This will surely be your summer for lovin’! Mars, your ruling planet, will tour your romance sector from July 20 – September 5. During this once-every-two-years event, you’ll enjoy a boost in libido as well as opportunities to truly enjoy all the pleasures life has to offer.
It gets even better at the New Moon in Leo on July 23, which will collide with Mars. You will surely have an opportunity to meet someone new and fall in love, if single. Don’t worry, if you miss this New Moon you’re in luck. On August 21 another New Moon will fall in the same part of your chart — this time a Solar Eclipse!
Finally, for good measure, Venus enters your romance sector on August 25, and remains here through September 19. As you can see, your summer is filled with back-to-back opportunities for love. Yum!
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Domestic matters will be a stronger focus for you during most of the summer, so it’s possible that romance will take a back seat. Even so, you’ll have significant opportunity to nourish your love life this season.
It’s possible that the reason why you’re so focused on home is because you and your lover are ready to set up house together. If so, you’ll find that the process of moving in together really makes your relationship come alive. If you’re already living together, it’s likely that you’ll be busy redecorating your home or working on a renovation project. You’ll both put your heart and soul into it!
If you’re single, pay attention to the magic of September. On September 5 Mars will move into your true love sector for the first time in two years. This will help you go after whomever it is you’re drawn to the most.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Your magnetism will be through the roof from July 4-31 when Venus tours your sign. If you’re single, you’ll notice more people giving you second glances as well as attention. It’ll be a fortunate time to meet someone new because you’re truly giving off your best vibes. If you’re in a relationship, then your mate will help you feel extra valued and beautiful.
One difficult day for love will be July 24 when Venus opposes Saturn, now in your relationship sector. It’s possible that your relationship wrinkles will rear themselves during this time, and you’ll need to decide whether or not it’s worth the work of ironing them out. You might also feel restricted in your love life during this time. Perhaps a relationship obligation is all work and no play. If this happens, remember that fairy tale romance can’t be 24/7. Someone has to do the dishes, pay the bills, and care for the kids.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Venus will tour your sign from July 31 – August 25, making these weeks your very best for summer romance. If you’re single, you’ll notice far more attention than usual from potential suitors. Your confidence will be strong and you’ll look and feel more vibrant than you have in quite some time. As a result, others will genuinely be drawn your way! If you’re in a relationship, it’s likely that you’ll feel extra supported during this time.
One exception to this will be near August 15 when Venus opposes Pluto, the planet of power and control, now in your partnership sector. You and your sweetie might have a massive disagreement over a financial situation, and your partner may insist on having the upper hand. If this happens, you’ll likely feel manipulated and might hold back affection because of it. Remember, the only way to get past this situation is to move through it. Together.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
Undoubtedly, this will be a memorable summer for you in many ways — especially when it comes to love. There is so much energy in your sign at every possible time frame during the summer, how can you NOT be favored? It all starts with Mars moving through Leo from July 20 – September 5. This once-every-two-years event will bless you with more stamina and ambition to pursue anything — or anyone — you’ve got your sights set on. If the goal is romance, you will not fail.
A New Moon in Leo on July 23 insists on making your life brand new, and if you don’t “get it” the first time, you’ll experience another, more potent, New Moon in your sign on August 21. This will be a Solar Eclipse, and it will be at a gorgeous angle to Uranus, the planet of sudden events. Expect a happy, life-changing, surprise!
Last but not least, from August 25 – September 19, Venus will tour your sign. This summer, you are certainly the favored one. Enjoy the cosmic treats!
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
There’s a lot of undercover energy at work for you this summer, Virgo. You clearly want to have fun and enjoy the pleasures of romance, but for the most part, you’re likely to do so in private. Mars will move through your 12th House of Secrets and Escape from July 20 – September 5, giving you this incognito vibe. You do want to experience romance and allow your creative self to shine, but it’s possible that circumstances beyond your control will necessitate that you settle for quiet moments rather than loud ones. That’s ok — romance is still there!
If single, you do have a stretch of social time from July 31 – August 25, when Venus tours your friendship sector. This will be when you get the most social invitations and have a wonderful opportunity to step out into the sun and be noticed.
Your time will truly arrive, however, after September 5, when Mars enters your sign. Then, nothing can stop you from showing everyone exactly what you want out of life and love.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
This summer will surely be one of your most memorable! You’ll not only enjoy time with pals more than you have in ages, but there’s a distinct possibility that you and a friend will become lovers under the magical moonlight of those endless summer nights.
It all begins on July 20 when Mars enters your friendship sector, and remains here through September 5. This will give you the motivation to get out more, join groups, and attend fun events. If there is any chemistry between you and a friend or acquaintance, it will become palpable during this time.
Two New Moons, also in your friendship zone, occur this summer as well — one on July 23 and the second (which is also a Solar Eclipse) on August 21. With both these New Moons happening in Leo, this suggests romance and fun connected to friends. If you’re already in a relationship, you and your sweetheart might vacation with pals or spend a lot of time attending creative events together.
Last but not least, Venus will ALSO move into your 11th House of Friends and Groups on August 26, and remains here until September 19. Love is definitely connected to your social life. This is when it blossoms.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
This summer might not feel like it’s the most exciting when it comes to romance, but there are certainly spurts of pleasurable opportunity that you’ll want to maximize. From July 4-31, Venus will move through your 8th House of Shared Resources and Intimacy. If you’re partnered up with someone, it’ll be a significant time. You and your mate will be able to forge a deeper, more meaningful bond because you’ll both be willing to reveal more to one another. Chipping away at each other’s guards and melting vulnerabilities might be scary, but during this time, it’ll be more rewarding than you realize.
Another advantage to this transit will be financial. You might hear positive news about your partner’s finances that will surely benefit you as well. A joint investment will also likely do quite nicely.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
This summer is strong for romantic potential, with opportune times for both single and partnered Sagittarians! If you’re in a relationship, the good news starts immediately. From July 4-31 Venus will tour your partnership sector, adding grace and harmony to your love connection. This will be a supportive time to truly enjoy each other’s company and remind one another why you are so in love.
There is one day, however, that might be touchy. On July 24 Venus will oppose Saturn, reminding the both of you just how serious your commitment to one another is. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with responsibility near this time, it might chip away at the passion.
From July 31 – August 26 however, you and your partner will find your intimate life reaching new depths and heights. Finances also look favorable.
For the single Sagittarius, expect an opportunity to meet someone you’re extremely attracted to while you’re traveling abroad this summer. You might also meet this person while you’re expanding your intellectual horizons through summer classes or a workshop.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
From July 31 – August 26 love planet Venus will move through your partnership sector, giving beautiful potential for you and your sweetheart to see improvements in your relationship. If you’re seriously dating someone, then it’s possible that during this time you’ll decide to strengthen your commitment to one another. You might become engaged, get married, or move in together.
One day you’ll want to tread cautiously around is August 15. At this time Venus will oppose Pluto in your sign. As a result, it’s possible that you’ll be more concerned with retaining all of the power in your relationship. If calling the shots is more vital to you than truly relating, you might receive a wakeup call.
Aquarius (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
This summer you can look forward to significant relationship developments. Your 7th House of Partnership will be quite busy, hosting Mars, a New Moon, a New Moon Solar Eclipse, and Venus all at different time frames this summer. This is significant and rare Astrology to have all condensed in one part of your chart.
There is no doubt that you and your partner are in for a fantastic fresh start. You’re both motivated to make love work and you genuinely want to give each other the very best. You might need to clear the air about some underlying issues one or both of you are upset about, but don’t worry — this is going to lead to the fresh start you both need.
If you’re single pay attention to July 4-31 when Venus tours your romance sector. You’ll have the best prospects to meet someone new and fall in love.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
If you’re single and hoping for a summer romance, you’ll want to circle the dates from July 21 – August 26. That’s when Venus, the planet of amore will tour the area of your chart connected to meeting someone new, dating, and falling in love. This is the area of pleasure and fun, so you can count on these weeks being the most memorable this season. A work romance might also be on the horizon for you from August 26 – September 19, so be aware of that potential as well.
If you’re in a relationship, then after September 5 you’ll start to have much more action in your love life. At this time Mars will enter your partnership sector. For the rest of the summer and into the fall, you and your mate will prioritize finding ways to spice up your love connection.
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Get A Jump on Tomorrow…..
Your Horoscopes for Saturday, June 24th
By Claire Petulengro
ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)
Try to accept people as they are, just as you hope to be accepted. Those who presume to judge or change others do so because they cannot change themselves. Mercury hands you the power to negotiate. Use it!
TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)
Take the time to do a mental clear out. It is only by making space in your life for new things that you will be able to accept them. The way you dress is more important, so think about what you want your clothes to say.
GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)
There are so many thoughts and feelings you are having to work though, but try not to be too heavily influenced by those who seem to think they know you better than you know yourself.
CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)
A stubborn side to your nature could see you asking close ones for things you don’t really want. Know how far is too far to go, or you could end up causing damage which is not easy to repair.
LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)
Time spent with those you know well can help you to feel more like you again. It can also go a long way to you coming to terms with decisions which were made on your behalf by others.
VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)
When you let go of pride, you let humility and compassion in. They will open up your world and allow you to the see the richness and wonder of life. New plans for the summer give you reason to smile.
LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)
The unknown can be scary, but face it with courage and faith in what the future holds. Then you’ll find your fears slip away. Something you thought you wanted turns out to be not what you thought.
SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)
Those you admire can and will continue to teach you much about life. You start to look at what you can do to make your future a more secure one. No longer do you spend out of stress.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)
Try not to rush your work today. Instead, concentrate on paying more attention to detail. Time spent with those who know you well can help you find the answers which were impossible to see last week.
CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)
You start to see today that your greatest achievement in life is overcoming the obstacles along the way. Fresh options to an old work problem bring great relief.
AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)
Try not to get involved in arguments which you may not know the whole story to or you could end up playing piggy in the middle. You see with clarity which friendship you no longer want in your life.
PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)
I know recent events have left you disheartened, but if you can concentrate on the future and not the past then you will find plenty of reason to smile and keep eyes forward.
If You Were Born Today, June 23
You are an interesting combination of skeptic and believer. You tend to over-think and worry as a youth, but you relax more as you age! You have a totally unique take on the world, and you might especially enjoy unraveling mysteries and uncovering truths. Some might call you moody, as you can sometimes be quite retiring and other times very sociable. In fact, you love people, but you frequently need time to yourself to refuel. Famous people born today: Selma Blair, Clarence Thomas, Bob Fosse, Joss Whedon, Duke of Windsor.
Your Birthday Year Forecast:
The Moon is in its Balsamic phase in your Solar Return chart, marking this year the end of an important cycle, or stage of growth, in your life. You take more down time than usual, and this is natural, even good for you. This is a year when you are likely closing important projects or “chapters” in your life. This is an important year for reorienting yourself – discovering what you want, and identifying what you need to do in order to move forward more positively.
This year, you are more inclined to act upon your intuition and your creative impulses are potent. An influence in your Solar Return chart this year acts to soften your disposition, smoothing out some of the tension in your life. At times, you will have a “what will be, will be” attitude. This influence favors dancing, swimming, photography, arts, and entertainment. If you are an artist, this could be an especially inspired, imaginative, and productive year. Pay attention to your gut feelings, which will, more often than not, give you valuable information. If you are involved in sales, you will be able to tune into your client’s inner desires and motivations.
However, you might often get frustrated if results of your actions are not instant, but it’s best to cultivate some patience when it comes to realizing your goals. As well, if you are not getting the results you crave, consider that you might be aiming too high or too wide.
This is a good time for both teaching and learning. It’s also a strong time for marketing. 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.
The opportunity to grow through your love and social connections this year is especially strong. You are seeking intensity in love, and are especially aware of the importance of healthy relating and intimacy. You could 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. Romantic relationships and attractions have a fated quality to them this year. This could be a year when you fall in love, and this could be with a person, an activity, or a cause! Meeting someone who transforms your life, and more specifically your values and attitude towards love, is possible. Strong existing relationships are likely to grow and transform in rewarding ways, as you are more open than usual to intensity and passion. Your finances could also improve dramatically this year, generally due to your increased ability to strategize and cut out frivolous expenses.
You are more imaginative and attuned to the world of beauty and romance in the year ahead. Gentleness with others is the best way to harness this energy and to attract what you want into your life. There could be truly “magical” times on a romantic and social level. You are likely to idealize and expand a relationship through sensitive interactions and a more giving approach. Benefits come through paying attention to your dreams and intuitions, as well as through creativity.
Saturn forms an opposition to your Sun in January 2018. Saturn calls upon you to identify the weaker areas of your life and to fix or strengthen them. Take the time to sort out details, improve your work, and become more efficient. Taking a slow and steady approach to life is necessary this month. Pushing too hard will likely lead to frustration and setbacks. Take it easy and work on self-improvement. Results are not immediate, but will eventually come and bring healthy rewards.
Creativity thrives, and you’re likely to make some changes to your personality or self-expression that enliven your life this year. This is a good year for meeting people through studies and communications projects. Your social or romantic life gets a nice boost and perhaps a reboot or makeover. Learning, teaching, guiding, and sharing ideas can be in strong focus.
2017 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.
2018 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.