Your Daily Love Tarot Card for Aug. 31

The Wheel of Fortune

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The Wheel says to be aware that life doesn’t always go as planned. It is a natural cycle. We trip ourselves up resisting change. We create problems when our life becomes a series of recurring themes and the same mistakes. We date the same person, so much so that they even begin to look alike. If this sounds familiar, today it’s time to get out of a rut and take a new direction.

Your Tarot Card of the Day for Sept. 1

Ten of Swords

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The Ten of this suit represents finality, the end of something. As is easy to grasp from the picture in many decks, there is no hope for revival here. A limit has been reached, a line has been crossed and there is no turning back. In some situations this may be felt as a tragic loss, but it often brings with it a paradoxical sense of release and closure. The waiting and wondering are over. There is no more ambiguity. You can rightly let go and move on, as there is no more progress to be made here.

Emotionally and psychologically, this card appears when one is exhausted and used up, burnt out by the effort of caring and responding and trying to make a difference. When a person feels this way, they have reached burnout and can no longer be held responsible for anything, and therefore can be forgiven for caving in or ceding the fight. The simple instructions are: “Go no further along these lines!”

Your Tarot Card of the Day for Aug. 31

Ace of Pentacles

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This suit, most often named “Coins” or “Pentacles”, is a symbol for a magical talisman that represented wealth or potential. This suit represents something supportive that is available to you — whether it be health, some kind of talent, a material or financial resource.

The Ace of this suit is usually pictured with a garden or agricultural backdrop, and symbolizes a seed. If this “talent” is planted and tended carefully, it will sprout and reward you with a good harvest. Think of it as a seed of your future fulfillment. An Ace represents the first step to a goal, and if that step is repeated, it will cover great distances. Generally, the suit of Coins are referring to the tangible realities in daily life, but in the case of the Ace, it could be symbolizing a winning idea, game plan or blueprint for eventual materialization.

Occult tradition sometimes interpreted this Ace as representing the alchemist’s gold — the light within matter, the 3rd eye of the energy-body. This recommends meditating upon the light within, and pointing oneself toward the archetype of humanity enlightened. By practicing such a meditation, one eventually gains enough control of the celestial radiance to heal the body, untangle the emotions and complete the growth of the soul.

 

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Romantic Revenge by Zodiac Sign

What’s your sign’s worst breakup behavior?


Let’s be fair: hell hath no fury like any zodiac sign scorned! Most of us have had our hearts broken at least once, and although some signs tend to react more gracefully than others, it’s pretty universal that when your lover lets you down, anger is a completely natural reaction. But be warned! Karma always comes back, so even if you’ve had your heart stepped on in the most brutal way imaginable (we’re talking a breach of trust or a complete betrayal beyond the simple “I don’t think this is working”), it’s still important to act with dignity.

Watch out for your sign’s worst breakup behaviors below so you can keep your integrity intact. Because the best way to get back at your former flame is not to key his or her car, but to move on to a better you.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

As the most impulsive Fire sign, you’re not above breaking something expensive that belongs to your now-ex. Because you often leap before you look, this could mean some pricey property damage, though. Instead of destroying their belongings and expecting to feel better for it, get your independence back by grabbing anything of yours that you associate with your former flame and get rid of it in a private ritual. Gather old letters, planet tickets, and concert tees and demolish them in your own element: a well-contained fire. Delete photos, break some small souvenir, and then do what you do best: move on!

 

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

As a steady Earth sign, you don’t jump from one lover to the next easily. You like the security of a committed relationship, which is why getting dumped can hit you especially hard. Remember that the way to your heart is through your senses — touch, taste, smell — so as you’re making your final exit from your ex-partner’s home, it would be just like you to snatch a pricey bottle of their wine, a prized cigar, or their favorite tee on your way out. Or you could simply take to heart the adage that “the best revenge is living well:” Gather up the gifts they’ve given you or the presents you had planned to surprise them with, sell them for a fair price online, and use the profits for a weekend getaway at your favorite spa!

 

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

You love variety and are always on the go, so it may not take you long to rebound from a letdown in love. Before you know it you’ll be back on the town, working the room — and knowing you, you’ll make it a place your ex frequents! As your heart is mending, you’ll be tempted to use your natural charm to flirt with promising new love interests in full view of your ex. NOTE: This is NOT a good idea. Also fight your love of communication and social media, which may tempt you to get a final dig in by posting exciting updates of what a great time you’re having without the person who broke your heart. It’s OK to upload photos of your social-butterfly self having a fabulous time in your new swinging single life, but resist the urge to use your talent with the written word to bad mouth your one-time partner. This reflects more on you than it does on them…

 

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

There is hardly a vengeful bone in your body, Cancer, unless someone you love has been hurt. If you’re the injured party, your ex had better beware your wrath, because the loyalty you pour into all your relationships isn’t cheap! Once you’ve overcome the shock of your break up, the affection you felt for your past partner can quickly turn to contempt. Because home is so important to you, you’ll be tempted to shake up your ex’s home base as well — from doing anything as relatively harmless as a late-night TPing to, say, sneaking in and removing one of their prized possessions before you’ve given back their spare key — anything to rattle their sense of security. Resist this urge, Cancer; you’re above breaking and entering, and because of your nurturing nature, you’ll only hurt yourself in the end. Instead, reclaim your own space by performing a cleansing ritual at your own residence. Do a sage smudge, change your locks, and to combat your “homebody” reputation, be sure to keep your car parked a few blocks away in case your ex decides to drive past your place to see if you’re home!

 

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Your proud sign is known for being the most childlike of the zodiac. This can make taking the high road that much harder in the wake of heartbreak! You give 110% in love and find it difficult to suddenly be out of your once-significant other’s spotlight. But given your gift for glamour and your ease as the center of attention, it won’t be hard to turn the focus back on the second love of your life — you! — as you cultivate talents and hobbies that could bring you not only pleasure, but fame as well. By pursuing your own passion, you might just make headlines before too long, and your ex will be surrounded by evidence that they let something extraordinary get away.

 

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

On one hand, your intense powers of analysis can help you see that this match wasn’t meant to be, and you’ll hardly waste any time wallowing in self-pity or deluding yourself that you’ll never love again. Still, you’ll be highly offended that the suitor who made it through your intense screening process just did you wrong! Your discreet sign picks up on details — like your ex’s major dislikes — and will likely use these against them as you process your pain. You’ll probably be tempted to shop for a bumper sticker or 12 that advertises their most hated band, slogan, or politician. When you see their car parked around town, you’ll discreetly slap these odious advertisements onto their beloved vehicle and smile secretly to yourself as you walk away.

 

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

As the partnership-oriented sign, Libra, breakups of any nature hit you especially hard. You seek balance and probably put a lot of effort into this relationship, making a split seem like a personal failure. You won’t so much get sad or mad as you’ll get even, by tapping into your ruling planet Venus’ forte: beauty! Distance yourself from your disastrous dumping by playing up the glamour your sign is famous for. Get daring with your locks: dye them, bleach them, shear them — finally try that drastic look you’ve always wanted! Then pick up some new pieces for your wardrobe that bring back your confidence and get you noticed. By focusing on you, you’ll tip the scales back into your favor — not to mention shock the person who’s done you wrong by making them wonder what other surprises they’re missing out on…

 

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Be careful, Scorpio: once bitten, your sign’s stinger can come out and really do some real damage. You have a hard time forgiving, and your reaction to rejection can be particularly venomous. Be careful not to take it too far. At the same time, you have a sharp mind and a knack for uncovering what is hidden, so doing a little digging on your ex can serve two purposes: One, it’s likely you’ll find an unsavory piece of trivia about your old flame that will convince you the break-up is for the best, and two, you’ll have a real zinger factoid to hint at (ever-so-mysteriously) when you e-mail or text your ex about returning their spare keys. Don’t feel like doing all that grunt work? Embrace your sense of secrecy and send a tantalizing text message that reads like a flirt, then quickly follow it up with “Oops! Sorry! That wasn’t meant for you.” and leave it at that.

 

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

The biggest struggle most Sagittarians face is how to keep a sense of personal freedom while part of a twosome — so you must have been seriously smitten to agree to being tied down! This can make the heartbreak even worse, but since you already have a taste for globe-trotting, it won’t be hard for you to rebound and enjoy all the extra space now that you’re flying solo. But it’s a law of human nature that few exes can stand the sight of their recent romantic partner shedding the relationship in nanoseconds, so appearing to move on effortlessly will drive them mad! If you can “accidentally” bump into them and manage an indifferent conversation, you’ll really drive home the point that your ex was never significant enough to get you to settle.

 

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

A little retail therapy can go a long way when trying to get over an ex — but nobody said it had to be on YOUR dime. You (and your expensive tastes) may start feel better with one last round of the finer things, charged to the person who really hurt you. No you shouldn’t steal their credit card and charge them into debt, but be strategic: Assuming your ex is apologetic, agree that you would like to sit down and discuss friendship — at a 4-star restaurant. Sip your favorite top-shelf vodka, order the veal, or indulge in a decadent dessert as you “reconnect” with your one-time love. When you’ve had your fill, excuse yourself to use the restroom and instead, make an exit. They’ll get the message!

 

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

As the most tech-savvy sign of the zodiac, Aquarius, you’ll want your revenge to be 3.0. While there are tons of ways to severely (and easily) commit total digital annihilation on your ex’s laptop, your sign’s general concern for the well-being of others will prevent you from going too far. Still, do you know their social media passwords? You’ll be tempted to log in as your ex and replace their profile images with something embarrassing, or make them follow pages for politicians, actors, movies, and music they hate. If you have access to their phone, you might stealthily replace all their favorite tunes with a mix that will catch them off-guard — or, better yet, just the same terrible song re-installed over and over. Just beware that all this could make you look crazy, but hey, a little “weird” has never scared you off before.

 

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

As a sweet sign that can easily escape into a happier world of your own creation, Pisces, you aren’t the most vindictive member of the zodiac. You have a truly rich imagination, and may only need to visualize your ex getting their comeuppance in order to feel better about your situation. Still, if you’re itching for a little bit of payback, take over your ex’s subconscious. Send cryptic notes, leave something mysterious on their doorstep, and make sure they repeatedly spot you around town, while you remain just out of reach. Before you know it you’ll be in deep in their mind and they won’t be able to shake the thought of you — while you happily move on without them.

 

If You Were Born Today, September 1

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If You Were Born Today, September 1

You have a strong, self-reliant, and upfront personality but you also manage to remain refined, humble, and helpful. Extremely hard-working, you put in more working hours than most and care immensely about what you contribute. You tend to be at your best in service fields, but also in your own business. Although you get along with others, you work best with yourself and for yourself! A bit of a perfectionist, you like to oversee everything that has your name on it. Especially important to you is focus, because when you are able to channel your energies, you can do whatever you want. You are bright, inquisitive, and others tend to love to be around you for your delightful and unique insights. Always willing to lend others a hand, you are also an excellent teacher if you choose to guide others. However, you can find it difficult to ask others for help. Famous people born today: Lily Tomlin, Gloria Estefan, Barry Gibb, Dr. Phil McGraw.

Your Birthday Year Forecast:

With the Sun and Moon in harmony in your Solar Return chart, the year ahead should be satisfying and balanced overall. You are in comfortable demand and personally popular, and you are able to achieve a decent balance between work and play; personal and professional life. For the most part, you are on top of your game this year, and positive connections with others can be made fairly easily. With the ability to handle your emotions successfully, there is less stress on both your mind and body. Your self-confidence and positive attitude will reward you!

You have a stronger focus on, and dedication to, work in the period ahead, sometimes taking it a little too far. Taking the time to pull yourself away from your pet projects or work will help bring more balance to your life, and will ensure that you don’t neglect other important areas of life. However, you can make significant headway in specific areas this year, and you are likely to feel a strong sense of direction and purpose.

This can be a busy year on a mental level, with personal interests, studies, exciting ideas, frequent lectures, debates, or animated discussions. You are more assertive or forthcoming with your ideas and advice or opinions. You are highly motivated to put your ideas into motion. It can be a busy year for errands, travel, and trips. You may be more actively involved with young people.

This can be a good time for updating your electronics and technology in ways that open up new avenues for communication or ease. Wonderfully creative ideas can fill your head this year.

You are taking more interest and pride in your relationships this period. It’s a good time to strengthen and support others as well as to build trust. You tend to instinctively know how to behave in ways that boost others’ confidence. This is a good time to team up with someone to generate ideas or solve problems, or simply to listen to and be heard. Mental rapport can be experienced in your relationships now.

You’re likely to be actively involved with teamwork and collaboration with others in the period ahead. There may be the beginning of a significant new relationship or the intensification of an existing romance.

This can also be a pleasantly ambitious period. You’re bound to enjoy professional as well as personal opportunities. Your faith in your ability to produce and to win takes you places you perhaps never imagined. You are able to see the “big picture”, which helps you to plan effectively. You might enjoy significant wins and positive outcomes in competitive activities, including sports and business, for example.

Bursts of creativity and energy emerge at seemingly perfect times and help you to further your goals. Healthy risk-taking is likely this year, as you are more able to spot an opportunity when you see one. It is easier than usual to break free from habits that have previously held you back from going after what you want in life.

At the same time, you benefit from a grounding influence. Work is solid this year, and you can see results from your efforts, or at least foresee success down the road. This gives you a sense of responsibility and a feeling of directedness and purposefulness. Traditional methods work, and thoroughness brings rewards. Practice or refining a technique is favored this year. The approach that seems to work best with this aspect is a step-by-step one and the appreciation of slow but steady progress.

Travel opportunities are likely. Pinnacle successes can occur during this period – for example, publishing an important project, graduating, marrying, having a child, getting a promotion, and so forth.

The year ahead is one of constructive accomplishment and the embracing of change and improvement. You are more courageous than usual, and you’re open to change, but you’re tuning into a more moderate lifestyle that suits you well. You’re highly active, motivated, and enterprising in the year ahead, but you’re also grounded and realistic in your approach. Pacing yourself is important and natural.

2017 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.

2018 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.

 

If You Were Born, Friday, August 31

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If You Were Born, Friday, August 31

 

You can be extremely persuasive and charming. However, although you do use your charm to your advantage, there is a point when your big heart and strong morals keep you from taking advantage of others. You have a strong presence and magnetism – qualities that help you immensely towards achievement and success. Security is important to you, and you will work hard to make sure your life is as stable as possible. While you can have a lot of things going on at once, you at your best when you stay organized and when you develop routines and schedules. While you are romantically inclined, you may have your fair share of challenges in love. Luckily, you grow and learn from early mistakes. You are intuitively drawn to loyal, stable partners because of a strong need for security in love. You seek balance in your personal relationships, and you are not afraid to work hard to achieve it. The practical aspects of partnership are important to you, as you intuitively know that although love is important, relationships also need to work in the real world in order to thrive. Famous people born today: Dr. Maria Montessori, Richard Gere, Chris Tucker, James Coburn, Sara Ramirez, Van Morrison.

Your Birthday Year Forecast

With the Sun and Moon in harmony in your Solar Return chart, the year ahead should be satisfying and balanced overall. You are in comfortable demand and personally popular, and you are able to achieve a decent balance between work and play; personal and professional life. For the most part, you are on top of your game this year, and positive connections with others can be made fairly easily. With the ability to handle your emotions successfully, there is less stress on both your mind and body. Your self-confidence and positive attitude will reward you!

Until December, you continue to benefit from a transiting Saturn trine to your Sun which was with you last year as well and is an especially grounding influence. This gives you a sense of responsibility and a feeling of directedness and purposefulness. Traditional methods work, and thoroughness brings rewards. Practice or refining a technique is favored this year. The approach that seems to work best with this aspect is a step-by-step one and the appreciation of slow but steady progress. Stabilizing elements in your life are appreciated.

There is special charm in the way you present your ideas this year, certainly helping to smooth over differences in your personal relationships. You might often meet with people or connect with projects that benefit you.

This is a time when you feel confident and supported enough to pursue your desires. It’s a good time to take steps towards making yourself feel more secure and safe, and for family or domestic activities. This is also a period when you more readily support or defend your loved ones, and they do the same!

Energy fluctuates this year, however. If you aren’t too rash or impulsive, you might be able to free yourself from restrictive circumstances. You could also have more courage than usual to do things that break the routine, and confrontations engaged in this year could clear the air and help you to move forward.

You might also watch for a tendency to overstate and to neglect important details when making plans. You may have so very many ideas that you end up implementing none if you’re not careful! You are likely to have increased opportunities for travel and/or new learning experiences.

Intensity can characterize your personal relationships and romantic attachments. Passions, feelings of jealousy, and possessiveness run high. You may deal with these emotions in yourself, but you may also need to handle the jealousies and possessiveness of a partner. You might also experience compulsive attractions and attachments, or attraction to complicated love relationships. As well, you may have some tension over your personal finances, and/or need to make a large payment that necessitates changes in your spending habits. Finances may be complicated, such as power struggles with money. You are also very determined to make changes which can be good for you in the long run.

Even so, you’re likely to strengthen and solidify another key relationship. Renewed ties to old friends are possible, or a new sense of responsibility in existing friendships, are also highly likely.

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.

It is easier than ever to express your individuality in a manner that is true to you in the year ahead. In certain areas of your life, you’re inclined to rock the boat this year so that you can break free from a limiting situation. Be mindful when/if making sweeping changes. Some relationships (or a key one) can be turbulent, while another strengthens. Special care with finances is wise this year. Cooperation brings rewards.

5 year in numerology2018 is a Number Five year for you. Ruled by Mercury. This is a year of discovery and freedom. It’s a time when exploration and reaching out to others brings opportunities. It’s a good time to advertise, promote, and sell. Surprises are in store, and the routine is broken for the better. This is a year when exciting relationships can be formed; or, if you are already in a partnership, new life is breathed into the relationship. Advice – explore, look for adventure, keep your eyes open for opportunities, diversify, mingle.

6 in Numerology2019 will be 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 in the home. Advice – develop existing relationships, be positive and receptive because these kinds of energies help you to attract what you desire.

Your Daily Cosmic Calendar for August 31

August ends on a fairly stable note under the moon’s transit in Taurus — the sign of the lunar orb’s exaltation. Physical fitness, gardening, cooking and baking are back in style. Gains can be made in money matters and career endeavors thanks to the moon making a grand triangle with Saturn in Capricorn (last night at 11:18pm) and the sun in Virgo (9:43am). Perseverance to reach sensible aims appears realistic although emotional tensions can knock you off course as Venus makes a testy, 45-degree aspect with the sun (1:10pm). Tweak this solar link with Venus in the direction of strengthening your creative artistry and friendship-building skills. Enjoy an evening of music, dance or other forms of entertainment as the moon makes a supportive, 60-degree link to the soulful vibrations that emanate from God of the Seas and treasure-laden Neptune (10:34pm).

[Note to readers: All times are now calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

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The Witches Moon Phase for August 31

Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 77%

The Moon today is in a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with a illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9am and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.

Moon in Taurus

The Moon is traveling through comfy Taurus today. Eat something you love. Have a second serving.

We are motivated by the desire for serenity, security, peace, and comfort. The Moon is at her most sensual and constant in Taurus. Our basic impulses are to relax, resist change, and “stop to smell the roses”. Life slows down a little, and we get comfortable. We may also be inclined to stubbornness and materialism under this influence.

The Moon in Taurus generally favors the following activities: Substantial and material actions that yield solid results. Financial activities, and those involving personal possessions, applying for a loan, beginning a potentially long-term relationship, music, home decor.

Your Daily Sun & Moon Data for Friday, August 31

The Sun

Sun Direction: 127.11° SE
Sun Altitude:49.65°
Sun Distance:93.829 million mi
Next Equinox: Sep 22, 2018 8:54 pm (Autumnal)
Sunrise Today:6:24 am 79° East
Sunset Today:7:24 pm 281° West
Length of Daylight: 12 hours, 59 minutes

The Moon

Moon Direction: ↑ 278.53° W
Moon Altitude: 3.23°
Moon Distance: 240017 mi
Next New Moon: Sep 9, 20181:01 pm
Next Full Moon: Sep 24, 20189:52 pm
Next Moonset: Today11:12 am
Current Moon Phase:Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 75.3%

 

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Astrology of Today – Friday, August 31, 2018

Today’s Moon:

  • The Moon is in Taurus.
  • The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
  • We are in between a Full Moon (which occurred on the 26th in the sign of Pisces) and the Last Quarter Moon (which will happen on September 2nd).

Retrogrades/Stations:

  • Mercury is in its post-retrograde shadow until September 2nd.
  • Mars is in its post-retrograde shadow, too, until October 8th (Mars was retrograde from June 26th to August 27th).
  • Current retrogrades: Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Chiron.

It is Friday, August 31, Merry Meet & Good Morning To All Those of The WOTC.

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It is Friday morning and as usual we are running late. Since we are, I am going to start with the horoscopes and other divination first. If we have time afterwards, I will post some material on Witchcraft. Since today is Friday, everyone is in a hurry to get out of here early to start their long weekend. I will be working tomorrow and Monday both. I am especially excited about tomorrow and also a nervous wreck at the same time. I will be your host for the chat tomorrow. If you do not know the chat start time it is 10:00 a.m. central time. I look forward to chatting with each of you. I have one request, please don’t laugh at me when I make about a dozen mistakes trying to chat. I have never chatted before. I probably need to go this afternoon or tonight and see what I am getting myself into. I am sure we will have a very good time and I look forward to seeing you there. The addy for the chat room is below.

Have a blessed day,

Lynette

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