Your Daily Rune for July 11 is Raido

Your Elder Futhark Rune for July 11th

Raido

“The journey is the destination.”

Raidho – “Ride-ho” – Literally: “Ride” or “Wagon” – Esoteric: Journey

Key Concepts: the journey of Life, stories, heroism, means of transportation, right action, movement, motion, taking charge, being in control, initiative, adventure, decision-making, direction, counsel, the right path, the inner compass, leadership, kingship, nobility held by merit, moral responsibility, integrity, respect for the rights of others, innate knowledge of right and wrong, celestial procession, rituals

Psi: the story ‘form’ in the psyche, freedom from imprisonment, self-mastery

Energy: cosmic cyclical law, rhythm, presence (active)

Mundane: street-smarts, common sense, travel, movement, taking action

Divinations: Rationality, sound advice, action, justice, ordered growth, journey; or crisis, rigidity, stasis, injustice, irrationality, control freak, hypocrisy, wrongful imprisonment, restlessness.

Governs:
Living in the present
Access to “inner advice” and our inner compass, following the heart
Movement within one’s natural limits
Blending with personal and world rhythms, consciousness of right and natural processes
Mastery of circumstance and control of situations, taking the lead
Establishment of creative rhythm in activities
Protection while traveling
Decision-making followed by immediate action

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You Daily Love Tarot for July 11 is Temperance

Your Daily Love Tarot

July 11, 2018

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Temperance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Promises? Promises? Are promises past due and payable? People make them to get what they want, you know. People say, “I’m sorry for what I did. I promise not to do it again.” Now is the time to take an objective look. You find insight into motivations. Promises are sacred. If single and dating, even the simplest of them reneged upon is a heads-up warning you can’t ignore today.

Your Tarot Card for July 11 is Strength

Tarot Card of the Day

Strength


July 11, 2018

The Strength Tarot card represents nature, which, however wild in its primal form, is tamed by our subtler, finer self — our feminine side, our inner self. The will and passion of our instinctive nature does not need to be broken, but refined and brought to consciousness, so that all levels of creation may come into harmony.

The feminine soul-force contains a persuasive power that can nurture and induce cooperation from others, stilling disruptive energies by harmonizing differences in the spirit of collective good will.

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Get A Jump on Tomorrow, Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, July 12

Get A Jump on Tomorrow…….

Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, July 12

 

 

General

General Horoscope

A profoundly powerful Cancer New Moon at 10:47 pm EDT is a Solar Eclipse that rattles the foundations upon which we build our individual and collective lives. The Crab’s hard outer shell creates a sense of isolation as a byproduct of its need for self-protection. This eclipse is opposed to evolutionary Pluto, conjuring the mythical Phoenix that arises from the ashes of destruction. We have a choice since change is inevitable, but growth is optional.

Aries

Aries Horoscope MAR 21 – APR 19

Home is where the heart is, and your soul foundations come to the forefront today. The eclipse energy activates transformational shifts around your relationships to your family and emotional body. Trust your intuitive flashes. Move or be moved. If there’s anything about your personal space that feels stale, taking action is your only remedy. Purge all the clutter, rearrange furniture and add a few fresh touches that reflect your current taste. Lighten your load so your inner self has a clean base from which to launch.

Taurus

Taurus Horoscope APR 20 – MAY 20

You may find yourself inundated with information overload today. This eclipse calls you to channel the plethora of data you receive from the people around you into something useful. Use a whiteboard to jot down random ideas from your higher mind. Organize big projects into a flow chart or outline. Make a sincere effort to connect with your siblings and those in your community. Share your thoughts without a personal agenda and offer your services as a messenger of hope. Managing your life cultivates peace.

Gemini

Gemini Horoscope MAY 21 – JUN 20

Abundance comes in all forms, yet your health is the most precious. Relationships make life rich, and emotional connection is priceless when it strengthens bonds. Your financial success is linked to your integrity more than ever before. No more fronting. If you’ve been busy gambling with your fortune instead of budgeting and investing, this eclipse will force you to see your imbalances. Do the work and the money will follow.

Cancer

Cancer Horoscope JUN 21 – JUL 22

It’s imperative that you love yourself first. Current partnership challenges reveal where you could pursue a path of forgiveness while this eclipse is illuminating your axis of self and others. You cannot receive what you do not give, and you cannot give what you have not received. Take care of yourself with the same compassion with which you nurture your loved ones. Forgive yourself of mistakes, release others from the bonds of guilt, and experience the power of self-liberation.

Leo

Leo Horoscope JUL 23 – AUG 22

Unearth the secrets from the inner recesses of your psyche; you can’t run from yourself any longer. This eclipse exposes its influence wherever you are immersed in illusions. It’s reality check time — what red flags are you ignoring? If there are any running themes in your dreams lately, dig deep and get clear on what your subconscious is telling you. Pay off that karmic debt while you have the chance. What is done in the dark must come to light.

Virgo

Virgo Horoscope AUG 23 – SEP 22

Appreciating the true value in your networks is the first step to your success. Jump on any opportunities to demonstrate your leadership skills and use your charisma to rally others around your cause. Feel the fear if you must but don’t let it stop you from reaching for the stars. The seeds planted by today’s eclipse will germinate with greater clarity over the rest of the year. You enroll the people around you in any vision by standing as an example of the alternative. Be magnanimous in your power and courageous in your contributions.

Libra

Libra Horoscope SEP 23 – OCT 22

Your professional life is on the edge of glory. The eclipse is like that moment before you jump out of the plane with a parachute. Take the plunge and watch how colleagues and higher-ups compensate in support, ever present like the earth’s atmosphere. It’s okay if you don’t know the exact endgame; does a skydiver always hit the grass at the same spot? Trust the universal directive and your natural airy element as your journey unfolds. Release attachment to outcome and rise to the occasion.

Scorpio

Scorpio Horoscope OCT 23 – NOV 21

The world is a stage and you are the star. Today’s eclipse gives you the opportunity to rise above the base sting of the scorpion and elevate to phoenix rising or eagle status. Transformation is your forte; remixing the status quo is not for the faint of heart. Fortune favors your bold moves now, whether signing up for a new class or planning a long odyssey. Steer clear of gossip and use your words for a higher purpose. Shifting your perception from fear to love fuels the vehicle of a miracle.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius Horoscope NOV 22 – DEC 21

Two is better than one; commitment can be fun. Leaving the lonely depths of separation and merging into joy rising with another human is encouraged by the energy of this eclipse. But stepping into an emotionally charged relationship is inviting personal metamorphosis. Nevertheless, you can stay stuck in the traps of self-isolation or liberate yourself in love. Demonstrating your own trustworthiness cultivates open communication from others. Honesty is the highest form of intimacy.

Capricorn

Capricorn Horoscope DEC 22 – JAN 19

It’s amazing how the ones you love mirror back your own qualities, for better or worse. Keep it on the productive side by approaching others with the same respect you demand for yourself. The eclipse energy may force you to reconcile the fact that you do not control the entire world, but this is where true freedom lies. Relax the reins and breathe. At the same time, your word dictates your experience, so know that you set the stage and standard. Remember the golden rule and only speak from your heart.

Aquarius

Aquarius Horoscope JAN 20 – FEB 18

There’s more to life than hard work. Your fixed nature enjoys the structures you’ve created, but this eclipse pushes you to revolutionize your relationship to your daily way of being. Maintain your routines but embrace a new experience for yourself. You deserve to enjoy a less rigid standard of operation now. Welcome others who complement your energy into your world and see how a different modus operandi can be just as satisfying. A Nepali proverb states, “Whoever does the labor enjoys the fruit.”

Pisces

Pisces Horoscope FEB 19 – MAR 20

Your life is your art. How else can you express the moving, breathing beauty that is you? The eclipse sends a supercharge of activating energy to the fun, interconnected realms of your life. Find ways to bring the true light of love to everyone you encounter, whether it’s through working with young people, mastering your craft, or diving into a new hobby. Your ministry of generosity is returned to you tenfold and beyond. The brightest stars are those who shine for the benefit of others.

 

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If You Were Born Today, July 11

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If You Were Born Today, July 11

You are a seeker, and both a dreamer and an achiever. Some might call you an overachiever, as there is a bit of a perfectionist in you. While you do need security and comfort, your desires tend to stretch beyond the routine and mundane. You have strong morals and standards for yourself, and you work hard for what you have. Things are not simply handed to you, and you know this instinctively and push all the harder. You possess much creative intelligence and stand out as unique. Famous people born today: John Quincy Adams, E. B. White, Yul Brynner, Michael Rosenbaum, Rachael Taylor, Lisa Rinna.

Your Birthday Year Forecast:

Pluto opposes your Sun until November 2018, and there continue to be some blocks and frustrations when it comes to going after what you want during this period. Pushing too hard to get your way can backfire. 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. It’s important to avoid power games with others which can be all too easy to become a part of this year. Look for healthy ways to release frustrations.

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.

At the same time, you’re welcoming more spontaneity into your personal relationships, or at least some of them. You’re in excellent shape for social meetings and events as well as for situations that call for treating others with equality and respect. You are more courageous on a social level, and happily embrace the new, unusual, and out-of-the-ordinary with regards to romantic involvements as well as financial undertakings.

This could be a good year for financial endeavors involving electronics, technology, the internet, metaphysics, and the arts, as well as group activities. Circumstances may be such that you handle money more carefully this year.

You have a taste for the offbeat this year, and romance or friendship can enter your life unexpectedly, perhaps in a scenario that at least feels like love at first sight.

With certain relationships, you’re finding ways to make progressive or unconventional set-ups work, or injecting more excitement and fun into steady connections.

However, you may not always have follow-through when it comes to your projects as you may be experimenting with new ideas and hobbies. Watch for wasting too much time on new ideas if it comes at the expense of productivity. Ups and downs may lead to new commitments nevertheless.

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 March to November 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.

However, Neptune transits in harmony with your Sun from June 2019 forward, enhancing your creativity. A higher purpose to your life is what you seek during this period, and you rely more heavily upon your intuition in order to achieve it. You could find that your intuition is subtly enhanced and that you’re often in the right place at the right time, probably because your hunches are more likely to be correct. You tune into your imaginative and artistic side. This is a good year for self-improvement programs or efforts. The need to “get away from it all” to find some peace and quiet now and again will be strong. A more sensitive – even mysterious -persona is projected this year, and this can attract pleasantly unusual circumstances (and people) into your life.

You’re inclined to rock the boat this year so that you can 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 and to waste too much time on projects that don’t lead to something substantial. There can be increased steadiness and reliability in your social life, however, and some relationships (or a key one) improve happily.

2018 is a Number Two year for you. Ruled by the Moon. This is a year of potential companionship. It is a quiet, gentle, and mostly harmonious year that is generally not as active than other years. Instead, you are more responsive to the needs of others. If you are patient and open yourself up in a gentle manner, you will attract what–and who–you want into your life now. This is an excellent year in which to build and develop for the future. Advice – be patient, be receptive, enjoy the peace, collect, develop, build, and attract.

2019 will be a Number Three year for you. Ruled by Jupiter. This is a year of sociability. It is a friendly time when you find it natural and easy to enjoy life and other people. The focus is on personal freedom, reaching out to others, making new friends, and exploration. You are more enthusiastic and ready for adventure than you are in other years. It’s likely to be a rather lighthearted year when opportunities for “play” time are greater than usual. It’s also a favorable year for expressing your creativity. Advice – reach out and connect but avoid scattering your energies.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, July 11

Your Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, July 11

 

 

General

General Horoscope

Subtle forces are at work today, creating events that don’t seem to match our expectations. The Moon’s shift into receptive Cancer at 1:58 pm EDT further sensitizes us to the sudden twists of fate. Although we might try to suppress the uncertainty, it continues to manifest until we finally embrace it. An unconventional Venus-Uranus trine attracts us to the excitement of non-conformity. The uncommon and the unusual become the objects of our desires.

Aries

Aries Horoscope MAR 21 – APR 19

Revamping your values and upgrading your habits is time well spent today. The last thing you Rams want is to be stuck in a rut. Switching up your daily routine fires off new synapses in your brain and activates fresh creative thinking. Take an unfamiliar route to work, try a different combination of fruits and veggies in your morning smoothie, or say yes to a volunteer opportunity to be of service. Give yourself the freedom to experiment with all possibilities and experience a new dimension of being.

Taurus

Taurus Horoscope APR 20 – MAY 20

A rigid definition of love and commitment can only take you so far. A cosmic storm rattles your relationship dynamics and rocks your world today. Feel free to connect with someone who isn’t your usual type, or if you’re partnered, be open to an unexpected revelation. Society’s rules on what relationships should look like can be restricting and delusional. People grow and change every day, and you can too. Break out of the box and make your heart happy.

Gemini

Gemini Horoscope MAY 21 – JUN 20

Take your family karma off the table. The stories describing what happened in your youth no longer have the power to dictate this moment. Your intuition is on point when it comes to your life’s purpose. Trust that your parents want you to do better than they did. If things start to get too weird today, indulging in a few moments of solitude to quiet your mind can get you back in touch with your center. You stand on the shoulders of giants, so proudly accept the gifts of your ancestral lineage by fulfilling your destiny.

Cancer

Cancer Horoscope JUN 21 – JUL 22

Your aesthetic tastes are yearning for a change of pace and there is no reason to deny your craving for variety. Whether it’s a unique accessory, a fresh piece of home decor, or a new spot for happy hour, give yourself permission to say yes. It’s okay to contradict yourself or connect with irreverent individuals outside your normal circles. Everything is expanding, inspiring you to create new memories with different people. There’s no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this.

Leo

Leo Horoscope JUL 23 – AUG 22

Money magnetism is maximal today. Whether you invent a new plan to establish more efficiency at work or you break a long-standing rule that surprises your colleagues, it feels good to rebel against the status quo. Ultimately, your purpose in life is to be happy, so shine your creativity like never before. Luxuriate in the experiences that bring you joy and be fearless in your artistry. Channel your passion into original expressions that resonate with your heart, and also contribute value to the world.

Virgo

Virgo Horoscope AUG 23 – SEP 22

Open your mind to new frontiers and your life will never be the same. Your poise and charm are rather radiant today, possibly prompting you to discover a fresh perspective on your deeply held philosophies. Your perceptions create the world you see, but life is not stagnant or stoic. Reality doesn’t need your cooperation to roll onward. Let go of the notion that everything must be a certain way and accept the fact that the only constant is change. Benjamin Franklin wrote, “Lost time is never found again.”

Libra

Libra Horoscope SEP 23 – OCT 22

Your love is frequently unconditional, which might blur your boundaries more than you know. Although you are harmonious by nature, you need not give all of yourself indiscriminately. No must be an essential word in your vocabulary. Be aware of a sudden opportunity to throw caution to the wind. Speak your truth the moment you feel hesitant today, even if it’s only to confess your doubts. By creating your own sacred container for your personal feelings, you can relate to others in a more powerful and productive way.

Scorpio

Scorpio Horoscope OCT 23 – NOV 21

Your connections prove valuable today as long as you proceed with awareness. You can express yourself gallantly in your social scene or engage in a riveting debate with a partner. Be responsible in your humanitarian endeavors; no one wants to sign up for so much that they burn out. Living vicariously through others might bring temporary satisfaction but remember that what you admire in someone else is a hidden part of yourself. Maintain your independence but enjoy the reflection.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius Horoscope NOV 22 – DEC 21

Redefine your relationship to work today. If you’re in a collaborative setting, take the lead. If you’re itching for more freedom, see what you can build within your present structure. Leverage your unique attributes and work them to your advantage. Embrace your expansive thinking, but vet any new professional ventures with a thorough eye. Keep the bigger picture in mind but don’t let anything stop you from taking a chance. The biggest mistake you could ever make is being too afraid to make one.

Capricorn

Capricorn Horoscope DEC 22 – JAN 19

Self-restraint is your strong suit, but the truth is you might need to loosen up a little today. Chaos may be inevitable when glamorous Venus activates rebellious Uranus in your realms of mind and creativity, respectively. Regardless of their form, mistakes can be corrected, so fear not the road less traveled and blaze a new trail. Be open to love expressed in a message or package different from your norm; perfection is illusion. Stretching beyond your comfort zone empowers you to achieve your highest growth.

Aquarius

Aquarius Horoscope JAN 20 – FEB 18

Cut to the heart of the matter; how at home do you feel within your own skin? Ponder this question sincerely and see where you can create more comfort. Whether it’s through experimenting with a different discipline, or addressing any baggage that doesn’t belong to you, there’s a spark calling you toward a new level of authenticity. Lean in to your desires and be shrewd when dealing with anything or anyone standing in your way. Trim the excess and embrace your inner wisdom.

Pisces

Pisces Horoscope FEB 19 – MAR 20

Stay focused today but remain fluid. Know that you are well-received by the people you love, even if you’re operating on a different frequency. Remember your mutability when the folks around you seem to be at odds. Love is open and free, even if it comes in a different container than you wish. When you allow others to be their pure selves, you can expect to receive that same acceptance in return. Your lane is for you, dear Fish, and nothing you want is upstream.

 

 

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The Witches Current Moon Phase for Wednesday, July 11

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The Witches Current Moon Phase for Wednesday, July 11

Waning Crescent
Illumination: 4%

The Moon today is in a Waning Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination is growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this phase the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise and can be quite beautiful if you’re willing to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.

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The Witches Magick for Wednesday, July 11 – Blessing for Your Magickal Workings

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Blessing for Your Magickal Workings

If you are working on an important piece of magick, you can say this blessing first. This is a good spell to ask your familiar to help out with if you are lucky enough to have one. Just their presence in your circle will give your magick a boost.

Great Diana (or Hecate), Queen of Witches
Look down on me, your child
As I walk the Path of the Ancient Ones
Bless these tools, that I might use them well
Bless these spells, that they may work as I desire
Bless my heart and mind
That I might practice in perfect love and perfect trust.

Shine your light on all my magickal workings
For the good of all
And according to the free will of all.
So Mote It Be

Let’s Talk Witch: Common Challenges for Aspiring Witches

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Let’s Talk Witch: Common Challenges for Aspiring Witches

For many beginning Witches, and even for plenty of those who have been practicing for years, the sense of being on a spiritual path can seem impossible to access in the midst of the hustle and bustle of modern life.

Studying and practicing the Craft is often relegated to the category of “leisure time,” something to indulge in once the work day is over and all of the chores are done. For those who have initiation or self-dedication as a goal, it may seem like there’s never enough time or energy for truly engaging in sufficient study. And even for those who aren’t working toward a particular benchmark like initiation, finding the motivation to keep learning and practicing can still be a challenge.

So what can you do, if you’re feeling yourself to be in a stuck place regarding your own path? The first thing to do is recognize that it’s okay to be stuck.

Getting frustrated with yourself over where you are is never helpful—the energy of frustration doesn’t manifest positive change. Not only does it keep you stuck, but it actually deepens the ruts that your “wheels” are spinning in.

So if you feel yourself to be stuck in a rut with your wheels spinning, then the first thing to do is get out of the car. It’s not a road, remember? It’s a path. Your path.

You’re the only one on it, so you can stop whenever you want to, or need to—for as long as you want or need to. And you can trust that when you’re ready, you’ll resume walking at your own pace.

You can also remind yourself that plenty of people struggle with their paths—in fact, there’s not a Witch in history who hasn’t experienced some kind of block within their practice, for one reason or another.

Many people would argue that the whole point of being human is to experience obstacles and then grow by either overcoming them or learning to work with them. Witches can certainly be said to have an edge when it comes to navigating obstacles through the use of magic, but we all face difficulties, regardless of spiritual orientation.

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Wicca Living a Magical Life: A Guide to Initiation, Self-Dedication and Navigating Your Journey in the Craft
Lisa Chamberlain

Mercury’s Energy

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Mercury’s Energy

 

*Notes: perform on a Wednesday and/or during the waxing Moon with the Full Moon being strongest. An orange or violet candle is associated with any magick cast on this day.

Day: Wednesday

Color: Orange, violet, multicolored, pale yellow

Metal: Quicksilver, alloys.

Stones: Carnelian, fire opal, agate

Plants: Anise, caraway , cassia, club mosss, dittany of Crete, lavender, licorice, parsley, sandalwood, storax

Rules: Gemini, Virgo

Oils: Lavender, lemon, lily of valley, nutmeg, sandalwood, styrax, vervain

Rituals Involving: Intellect, memory, science, creativity, business, magickal conjuration, divination, prediction, eloquence, gift of tongues, speed, speech, writing, poetry, inspiration, improvement of mind power, healing of nervous disorders.

Physical Chant for Mercury:

Magick, the Arts, success on my trade,
Business wisdom and divination,
These gifts I would gain for my physical growth
And to help in my conjurations.

 

Source

Dancing with Dragons, Invoking Their Ageless Wisdom and Power
D. J. Conway, Author