The Wisdom of Buddha
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
Your Influences for the Weekend of July 6
Three of Cups Reversed
Over indulgence leads to pain and failure.
Scorpio reversed represents the lack of will and confidence to move ahead.
Air reversed denotes a lack of freedom to move through life as you want.
Your Rune for Friday, July 6
Tiwaz – “Tea-waz” – Literally: “The god, Tyr” – Esoteric: Justice, Sacrifice
Rune of the balance and justice ruled from a higher rationality. The rune of sacrifice of the individual (self) for well-being of the whole (society).
Psi: spiritual warrior, honour, righteousness
Energy: sovereign order, sacrifice, right decision making
Mundane: the rule of law, fairness, peace keeping
Divinations: faith, loyalty, justice, rationality, self-sacrifice, analysis, victory, honesty, even-handedness; or mental paralysis, over analysis, over-sacrifice, injustice, imbalance, defeat, tyranny.
Obtaining just victory and success in battle, litigation or legal matters
Building spiritual will and development of sound judgement
Develops the power of positive self-sacrifice
Develops the “force of faith” in magic and religion
Your Erotic Tarot Card for the Weekend of July 21
July 6, 201
The Lovers card means your capability to fully surrender to pleasure is at its peak. Letting go in this way used to be hard for you because of your need to feel in control of your actions and/or emotions. What you ultimately desire from a sexual connection right now can only happen if you completely let go of hesitation, inhibition, and any fear of communicating your deepest desires. The Lovers tell you that the door to true intimacy is opening because you and another will allow your hearts to reach true ecstasy!
Your Daily Love Tarot Card
July 6, 2018
Step back if you sense a toxic union. It comes in the form of a smothering relationship. Perhaps someone misuses and manipulates you. Or, they are afraid to get too close. You have control that includes the ability to have power over the amount of love you give out. You stop giving it the moment you feel something is wrong. You do not doubt your decision before you even verbalize it.
Your Tarot Card for the Day
July 6, 2018
Seven of Pentacles
The Seven of this suit is typically a paean to the humble laborer who is willing to show up every day and sweat in the sun for next season’s bounty. The traditional concept is cultivation, with an attitude that slow and steady wins the race, with faith in nature’s assistance. The protagonist of this card doesn’t make excuses, isn’t whimsical or moody, but is dedicated and sees the job through. Of course, it’s no good to count your chickens before they hatch, but there’s no question that the person who is vigilant over a project is more likely to get the desired result.
Someone who works with nature, cooperating with her ways, will waste less energy and time than the person who works against her. As a side meaning, we sometimes see this normally humble farmer in a moment of frenzy, betting the crop on a roll of the dice. This represents a moment of dementia, addiction or desperation which hopefully will not last long enough for the farmer to lose everything!
You have lovely energy with you today for making progress on a project or business endeavor, dear Aries, or you might only find a good buy now as the Moon in your resources sector aligns with Uranus and harmonizes with Saturn. Something novel can liven up your life now. As the day advances, we head towards a Sun-Neptune trine, however, and this aspect tends to de-emphasize the material world and encourages attention to your spiritual and emotional needs, particularly related to your hearth, inner world, home life, and family. Ideas can come together quite nicely, particularly regarding home and family matters. Do what you can to connect with the part of you that has faith that things will work out well. Support might come from loved ones, and there can be strongly sentimental feelings experienced today – of the pleasant variety!
You may be craving a bit of drama or your need for a little more from life than the ordinary comes to the fore today, dear Taurus, as the Moon enters your sign and aligns with Uranus. Your intuitive, compassionate side is emphasized and drawn up to the surface later today, too, and with a new and perhaps more forgiving and kinder look at situations and people in your life, you could arrive at a nice feeling of peace and freedom. You may be helping someone out, which makes you feel good, as well. People are more inclined to recognize your value as a friend today and tomorrow.
With the Sun and Neptune heading towards a harmonious aspect, dear Gemini, it’s a good time to let go of any tendencies to control things in your life. This is the way to increased personal power! There can be wonderful inspiration and imagination today, particularly surrounding business and finances. You might find that plans and insights come together quite beautifully, or you may enjoy a good feeling of confidence and wonderfully creative and compassionate energy in your professional or public dealings. This is a time for building your inner strength too with the Moon’s move into your privacy sector. The intangible or spiritual realms are a real part of your daily life right now, and this helps to make you feel more secure and filled. During downtime, you might try getting in touch with the magic of the simple life, such as lighting candles, creating a pleasing atmosphere, or doing activities that bolster feelings of inner strength.
You may very well receive some form of positive boost or lifting of spirits today, dear Cancer, as the Sun in your sign reaches out in harmony to Neptune. Your imagination is active but not in an over-stimulating way, and your vision spans well beyond the ordinary right now. You may be drawing up some admiration from others now. You are in touch with your more spiritual qualities today, and you have a stronger ability to empathize with others. Problems that were perplexing in recent days tend to seem less daunting, perhaps because your faith that things will work out for the best is strengthening! The Moon moves into your social sector, encouraging you to seek out like-minded people or kindred spirits.
You may enjoy increased faith in your dreams and ideas today and tomorrow, dear Leo. Behind-the-scenes matters tend to go very well for you right now, and you may begin to see a grand design behind recent events in your life. It would behoove you to pay special attention to coincidences and make a note of subtle signs and patterns. This is a time for seeing the meaning behind recent events. With the Sun harmonizing with Neptune, gaining personal power involves letting go of overthinking, controlling, and micromanaging. Avoid looking for outside appreciation for your efforts and instead, do exactly what makes you feel good from the inside out. The Moon moves to the top of your solar chart, however, and you’re also called to pay attention to the rules, responsibilities, and commitments.
Inspiration may be found through a special someone or from a relationship today and tomorrow, dear Virgo. You might be putting more faith in a person which can be rewarding, as long as you’re not putting more faith in a dream of a person. Alternatively, the Sun-Neptune energy with us today allows you to put aside worries long enough for you to enjoy yourself more thoroughly, and it may be that a friend helps set your mind at ease. Let compassion flow, do what you can on your side to help others build their faith in you, and follow your impulses to help and support others for best results now. Friendships and networks might also inspire or calm you. The Moon moves into harmony with your sign today, further encouraging a “go with the flow” energy in your life.
You may come to a sense of peace today, dear Libra, with the Sun’s harmonious aspect to Neptune. This can be particularly the case if a career move or idea comes together. It’s a good time for dreaming up new and very creative ways to further your career or larger goals. Your imagination is vivid, and you’re more tuned in to altruistic purposes in your life even though material affairs can demand your attention more than usual these days. The Moon moves into your intimacy sector today, encouraging you to seek out a little more from your relationships and/or projects. You’d prefer not to skim the surface of things now.
The Moon moves into your partnership sector today, dear Scorpio, and meets Uranus there, stirring up all sorts of exciting or mixed feelings about a person. The Sun and Neptune are heading towards a harmonious aspect, and you’re tapping into your more creative side as well as your spiritual or romantic needs, which come to the fore now. Concentrating on the bigger picture can bring much joy today as you let go of a tendency to overthink which may have been dragging you down in recent days. Forgiveness and compassion can be very healing, whether you’re giving or receiving these things! This is a time when dreams can come true, or for some, a time when dreams that shape later realities are born.
If you’re happy and motivated, putting effort into something doesn’t seem to deplete your energy as much as when you’re just going through the motions, dear Sagittarius, and this kind of power is likely today and tomorrow. Even so, there is power in your imagination and dreams, and letting these things flow helps you out now. Drawing on compassion and understanding comes naturally and benefits you today. Family or loved ones can inspire you, or your dreams relate to improving your intimate and personal life. Good energy is with you for creative visions, too. Ideas coming together now can be golden.
This is a wonderful day in which to try to let go of a tendency to control or oversee things, dear Capricorn, with the Sun and Neptune in harmony. Nonverbal communication can speak louder than words, and it’s usually what we DON’T say but nevertheless express that others take away from our interactions. Today is strong for others picking up on the subtleties you are trying to convey, and for inspiring a certain level of trust. You are expressing yourself with creative flair, too. The conversations that do happen now can be especially inspiring or original. You are tapping into your more spiritual side and less restrained when it comes to expressing it. Letting something go or performing a compassionate act can be particularly rewarding now. The Moon moves into your creative sector, encouraging you to share your happy feelings.
It’s a good idea to listen to your strong intuition today regarding practical matters, dear Aquarius, which can come together almost magically. You are content being of service to others today, and while recognition would be nice, you are not actively seeking appreciation. A strong element of compassion and faith can do wonders for a partnership now. There can be an appreciation of the little things in your life or of your daily life that fills you with good feelings. Some aspects of your work, services, or support can lift your spirits today. You might enjoy activities that remind you of the beauty of the moment or those that bring intrinsic rewards. Look for ways to boost spiritual well-being as the Sun and Neptune harmonize. With this energy, you gain personal power by letting go of tension or attempts to maneuver and control events.
As the Sun and Neptune head towards a harmonious aspect, dear Pisces, it makes a lot of sense to slow your roll and enjoy the moment. Going with the flow is something that tends to come naturally to you, but due to a hectic pace in recent days, you may need a small reminder. You can find that things are naturally falling back into place. Somebody may be looking up to you for your wisdom, or people seem more compassionate, interested, and sympathetic to your cause, in general. You are in your element today and tomorrow morning. You express yourself comfortably and creatively. The Moon moves into your communications sector today, increasing your curiosity and encouraging you to learn and connect.
If You Were Born Today, July 6
You are passionate, proud, and highly sensitive, although this is not always immediately obvious. Seeking to balance your emotions is the major key to success in life, as is learning to let go and move forward. You are excellent at networking, but you are also moody – extroverted one day and introverted the next. You have family connections and support, and you can be quite a collector, as you are both sentimental and intrigued with history. You are good at big-picture thinking as well as tending to details. Famous people born today: Merv Griffin, Janet Leigh, Sylvester Stallone, Curtis Jackson, Della Reese.
Your Birthday Year Forecast:
Your birthday occurs around a Third Quarter Moon this year, and you are reaching an important turning point in your life in terms of personal growth. You may be more emotional this year, and should watch for unnecessary conflicts and making hasty decisions as a result. Otherwise, this is a year of greater understanding and a strong desire to take care of business. This should be a busy, dynamic period in your life.
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.
Even so, watch for impatience, especially with your communications. You may not always have follow-through when it comes to your projects as you may be experimenting with new ideas and hobbies. Ups and downs may lead to new commitments nevertheless.
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.
There can be a stronger tendency toward, or desire for, commitment and deep involvement in your relationships during this period. You may be taking love and/or friendship more seriously. There can be a willingness to make sacrifices if it seems the best way to make improvements in relationships and with money matters. You can be quite particular in your tastes, and better than usual with money and savings.
If there are health issues this year, look for blockages or constrictions since Saturn is involved with the Node.
Idealistic and humanitarian goals or impulses surface this year. Making connections with others from different backgrounds may figure strongly. Widening your mind through unusual or different experiences can be part of the picture. You more easily make personal sacrifices for what you believe to be the greater good this year.
Saturn forms an opposition to your Sun from January to October 2019. 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 this month. Taking a slow and steady approach to life is necessary during this period. 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. Relationships may be (or seem) more challenging than usual while Saturn opposes your Sun. Fortunately, this is a quick pass transit, lasting only a month or so instead of the usual several months.
There can be some rebelliousness or assertions of independence in the year ahead. These may be necessary to break free from a limiting situation, but be mindful when/if making sweeping changes. With work, you’re expanding your interests in satisfying ways. Do watch for a tendency to communicate impulsively. There can be increased steadiness and reliability in your social life, however.
2018 is a Number Six year for you. Ruled by Venus. This is a year of relative contentment. It’s a time when love is the easiest to attract, and partnerships formed under this vibration have a better chance for longevity. You are especially able to attract others–and material things as well–this year. This is a good year for establishing harmony in the family and the home. Advice – develop existing relationships, be positive and receptive because these kinds of energies help you to attract what you desire.
2019 will be a Number Seven year for you. Ruled by Neptune. This is a year of preparation, chance, and refinement. It is not a time of dramatic changes. Instead, it’s a year when reflection on the past is helpful, and when refinements to your life path should be made. It’s a good year to study, observe, research, and analyze. Unexpected twists to your life story and “chance” meetings are probable. Advice – take stock of your life in order to prepare for more exciting years to come, examine the past and plan for the future, get in touch with your deepest needs and uncover your personal power, don’t strain yourself or actively try to expand.