The Wisdom of Buddha
I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.
Daily Erotic Tarot Card
The Hanged Man
The Hanged Man
Acceptance is the keyword of the Hanged Man, and with this card showing up it means you’re out of moves, so to speak, which is kind of nice because now the games can stop and you can get down to the real nitty-gritty. Your sexual partners aren’t perfect and neither are you, but you can still have a lot of fun together. The Hanged Man may not be in the best position, but he certainly makes the best of it – and this card urges you to do the same when it comes to your sex life.
Daily Love Tarot Card
Today, The Lovers are fickle, promiscuous, or both. Because of that, they live for entanglements. Unless you are cautious, they can pull you in with them. Don’t leave someone if your relationship has encountered a rough patch. Go only if you have tried everything and the relationship still isn’t working for either of you. If you haven’t tried, now is the time to give things another chance for either openness or for closure.
Learning the Tarot
Because of circumstances beyond your control, you have no choice.
In practically all renditions of the Tower card, disaster is striking or has just struck. The demons of madness and despair are released from ancient hiding places, and nature conspires with human failings to destabilize a society. The upheaval is collective and impersonal. Let us remember these images were created for the educated nobles and clergy — reminding them that they have the most to lose if the hierarchy is toppled.
Lightning is a fitting karmic payback for the guilt of those whose fortunes come from the exploitation or abuse of others. A modern subtitle might be “revolution,” indicating that through drastic social change, oppressed people can find renewed hope of better times. The Tower experience comes like a flash of lightning to topple the hierarchy of the old order, after which everyone can have a fresh start on a more equal footing.
In the Advice Position
You are the one to serve as a catalyst for change.
The card in the Advice position suggests a course of action which will harmonize what you want with what is currently possible.
With the Tower card, think of yourself as an agent of transformation. This self-sacrificing role is likely to create stressful situations. Your vision shows you that a radical change has already been unleashed by forces much larger than mere mortals, and therefore you are no longer resisting.
Now you may be at the forefront, acknowledging and accepting the bracing presence of the future bursting in on the present. Try to mediate the harsher parts of the changes as they unfold, so the most vulnerable are the most cushioned. Acknowledge yourself, as well as the others in your life, who are offering their resources to usher in a better future.
Tarot Card of the Day
If You Were Born Today, April 12
You are a very bright and interesting person. Your thoroughly unique spin on life is generally appreciated by others. You possess a certain amount of poise that earns respect, but you can also be very humorous and playful when the mood grabs you – and in fact, you can be quite moody and sometimes difficult to truly get close to. You are capable of making great sacrifices, and you recover quickly from reversals of fortune. Famous people born today: Tom Clancy, David Letterman, David Cassidy, Herbie Hancock, Tiny Tim.
Your Birthday Year Forecast:
Personal magnetism is tremendous this year. You are playfully competitive and might win a major competition, if applicable. This is a good period for creative projects and joining with others in pursuing a common goal.
Your creative impulses are potent. This can be a particularly good time for such pursuits as dancing, swimming, photography, arts, and entertainment. If you are an artist, this could be an especially inspired, imaginative, and productive year. Finding outlets for tension can be a strong focus and very rewarding. You are likely to idealize and expand a relationship through sensitive interactions and a more giving approach. Benefits come from paying attention to your dreams and intuitions, as well as through creative approaches to your life and relationships. Even so, you may be reevaluating certain relationships in terms of whether or not they are contributing to your personal growth this year if a friendship seems to be stifling you or clashing with important goals.
Certain elements of your social life and financial life are stabilized, secured, and more reliable this year. You may solidify a romantic relationship or become involved with a mature partner. Circumstances may be such that you need to handle money more carefully this year, or this may simply come naturally to you now. Support from older people or authority figures may come by way of solid advice or more tangible help. Renewed ties to old friends are possible, or a new sense of responsibility in existing friendships, are also highly likely.
The year ahead can be an ambitious time and a supportive period for reaching your goals. You might solve a long-standing problem, or capitalize upon a resource that was previously hidden.
You might experience some difficulties and delays in communications in the period ahead. It’s a strong year for recognizing flaws and errors. As long as you don’t forget the “big picture”, you could find you are motivated to channel your mental energy into tasks that require structured and organized thought, tackling projects that you may have found too mundane or downright boring in other years. It’s a strong year for polishing your skills and formal learning.
Pluto transits in square aspect to your Sun from February 2019 forward and you are refining and reshaping your personality and your life path. Some obsessive behavior is possible — perhaps you are trying to cling to a behavior that suited you in the past, but that has now outgrown its purpose or is in need of an overhaul. Your emotions tend to be turbulent. You are likely to experience events that highlight the necessity to share and trust. Events and circumstances are such that you learn about your own personal strength. You may have to deal with willfulness and issues of power and competition — in others and in yourself — and you’re learning a lot about your fears, desires, and goals in the process.
Jupiter forms a trine to your Sun from March 2019 forward, and 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, religion, publishing, legal affairs, and/or foreign interests can be especially strong. It’s an excellent 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 during the course of the month.
The coming year is one for both satisfying work and play. While there can be some ups and downs, the period ahead is a time for getting your life into order in key ways, but at the same time, your creativity and personal appeal blossom. This can be a wonderful year for meeting new people or more thoroughly enjoying your current friendships. Cooperation with others comes easily.
2018 is a Number Nine year for you. Ruled by Mars. This is a year of completion and transition. It is a time when we need to let go of things that no longer serve their purpose, and hold on to things that have a future. It is a time of cleaning out dead wood, not necessarily for new beginnings. It can be a time when a burden has been taken off your shoulders, and it can be a year of giving of yourself. Advice – let go of things that are holding you back, give of yourself and express your sympathetic, compassionate side.
2019 will be a Number One year for you. Ruled by the Sun. This is a year of action. The seeds you plant now, you will reap later. Others might find you less sociable, as you are busier than ever and you focus on your activities and your needs. Still, you are outgoing and your initiative is stronger than ever. Advice – Stand alone, take action, start fresh, express independence.