The Wisdom of Buddha

The Wisdom of Buddha

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The tongue like a sharp knife… Kills without drawing blood.

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Your Life Path Number for May 9th

Your Life Path Number

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Your Life Path Number represents the path you should take through life and the talents and skills you have to make your journey a rewarding one.

Your Path will lead you to build a warm home life and a stable, rewarding career. You live responsibly and learn to maintain a balance between what you give and what you receive. You are sympathetic, caring and able to give good counsel. These are qualities others will come to you for many times in your life. You see the beauty in the world and in those around you–enjoy your vision.

Your Daily Influences for May 9th

Your Daily Influences

Tarot Influence

43

Three of Wands Reversed

Be wary of offers of assistance. Underhandedness and failure are possible

 

 

Astrological Influence

27

Aries Reversed

Aries reversed denotes a lack of energy and will.

 

 

Element Influence

221

Earth

Earth is the card of everyday life. Earth makes riches of all kinds available to those who are in tune with her.

Your Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for Today

Your Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for Today

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Fortune



Fortune represents that aspect of life that is directed by forces and events we may not understand or even be aware of. In short, Fortune deals with chance—those occurrences that manage to alter even the most structured of lives, usurp man’s “best laid plans.” While the effects of Fortune are unpredictable, the outcome is always change; sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. Our path through life is never a ride down a perfectly straight highway. Sometimes we may even experience hairpin turns or complete reversals of direction. Fortune is strong reminder that despite our plans, the Universe has its own agenda from which we cannot escape participation.

About the Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn

About the Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn

The energy of the Earth element, and the traits of Earth signs Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn

While each of the four elements is integral to life and survival, Earth is most connected to the physicality of life. Earth isn’t aggressive, it’s receptive. And that’s is key to understanding its potency. There is a quality of strength and endurance Earth possesses that is an indomitable force. At the same time, however, there is a certain amount of peacefulness connected to the Earth element. Sure, Earth can be passive … but by no means is Earth weak!

Without Earth, we would have nothing to hold us up. No foundation. No support. Earth is attuned to form and matter. These assets help to explain why the Earth signs are the most and durable of the zodiac.

 

What also helps Earth succeed wildly in our corporeal environment is the fact that the element of Earth is intricately connected with the physical senses. This allows Earth an intuitive grasp as to how the material world works — an almost natural understanding. Earth has the ability to use this instinct to ensure physical security is maintained, while also achieving a thorough enjoyment and appreciation of everything the physical world has to offer.

Solid traits

Because of these propensities, Earth is the element of patience, stability, commitment, discipline, permanence and strength. Nothing can grow without these qualities and the end result with Earth is typically prosperity. Earth may be slow and methodical, but it is also ultimately successful.

Earth’s tendencies towards being so practical can have its drawbacks. Imagination may be lacking in Earth since the focus is mostly on what can be proven to exist by virtue of what one sees, tastes, touches, feels or hears. An inability to deal with what cannot be explained in our physical universe can limit Earth’s potency and lead to a rigid, narrow minded, materialistic view of life and our world.

Still, if Earth can open itself up to that which it cannot sink its teeth into then, its potential to achieve prosperity will enhance tenfold.

Broken down by sign…

While all of the Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn) will share these qualities of the Earth element, each will express them in a unique manner.

Taurus will convey a deep connection to and appreciation of the physical senses and will often successfully take command of preserving physical security.

Virgo will masterfully volunteer to be of service to others, displaying a humble, flexible demeanor while expertly executing any task they commit to.

Capricorn will climb the most unbearable mountain with perseverance and ambitious determination in order to achieve any goal they set for themselves.

 

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Your Tarot Reading for Taurus Season

Your Tarot Reading for Taurus Season

Embrace the energies of this cosmic chill pill

 

The world is rich with change! The days are longer and the grass grows greener as the Sun moseys into the slow and steady sign of Taurus. This is a time for each of us to shake off the fast-paced energy of Aries season and center ourselves.

When the Sun moves into a new zodiac sign, we all benefit from that sign’s unique energies. Taurus is the sign of stability, so this is our opportunity to ground ourselves and revel in the wonderful things the world has to offer. Smell a flower! Indulge in a hearty meal! Get steamy in the bedroom! You don’t need to be a Bull to bask in the beauty that the Sun in Taurus brings about.

 

Taurus Season Tarot Spread Positions

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Position 1: Context Card

Circumstances of your current situation

The first position in this Tarot spread provides insight into the conditions you’re facing at this moment in time. It may be that you’ve been feeling physically spent, spiritually depleted, or emotionally uncertain. Your Context Card is like a snapshot of your current situation, giving you a grasp on where you are as Taurus season kicks off.

Position 2: Influence Card

External forces creating internal chaos

It’s difficult to find your emotional footing when there are distractions surrounding you that have the potential to create inner conflict. Your Influence Card pulls back the veil, exposing who or what is having a noticeable impact on you. By better understanding these things for what they are, you’re able to get rid of what isn’t working for you.

Position 3: Spotlight Card

Where to devote your energy

The hectic pace of Aries season may have made it tough to know where to spend your time and energy. The slower tempo of Taurus season helps you come back down to Earth, allowing you to focus on what’s truly important. The Spotlight Card in this Tarot reading pinpoints what you should be paying attention to right now.

Position 4: Resistance Card

What you must stop working against

Sometimes we can be our own worst enemy! By holding on to something — especially a belief system — we prevent ourselves from moving forward into a brighter future. Your Resistance Card highlights what you’ve been fighting, so that you can remove this self-made obstacle and take advantage of the incredible possibilities that lie ahead of you.

Position 5: Grounding Card&

How you can achieve stability

Sometimes we know what we need to do, but we don’t know how to do it. When the Sun is in Taurus, we’re being encouraged to slow down and take it easier in our lives. Have you felt rushed or in disarray? Your Grounding Card will illuminate what you need to do calm things down and find your center.

Position 6: Success Card

Your potential to flourish

By following the guidance from the previous five cards in this Tarot spread, you set yourself up for success during Taurus season. The last card in this reading gives you a glimpse into the rewards you can expect to reap during the Sun’s time in Taurus should you follow the advice of the Tarot.

Power Up Your Reading

Want to crank your reading up a notch? Add the items below to take this Tarot spread to the next level…

Stone: Jade

Why: Jade has been revered for centuries for its ability to heal and provide stability. This stone will help you channel Taurus’ energy, making it easier to just go with the flow.

Essential Oil: Lemongrass

Why: The nonstop pace of life may have left each of us feeling a little worn out. Lemongrass is an excellent choice as it uplifts and enhances your physical energy, helping you dedicate yourself to whatever it is you value.

 

Reference

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