The Wisdom of Buddha
Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
Witches Rune for the Day
The Blank Rune
Meaning: This is a rune of difficulty and negative influences will rule your life for a time, but as all difficulties are a learning experience it will lead to improved personal perspective and progress on your life’s path. Always consult the surrounding runes with this stone. If it lies with a positive stone, it indicates that the pain of this experience will lead to a beneficial change in circumstances.
Your Daily Rune For September 3
“Iss-ah” – Literally: “Ice” – Esoteric: Stasis, Stillness
Rune of concentration of things in a static or frozen state. Rune of stillness and the Ego-Self.
Psi: mental faculties, focus, ego, self-image/self-identity
Energy: stillness, contraction, stasis
Mundane: cold, self-preservation, harsh reality
Divinations: Concentrated self, ego-consciousness, self-control, unity of being; or egomania, dullness, blindness, dissipation, immobility, self-centeredness, lack of change, psychopathy.
Development of concentration, will and focus
Halting of unwanted dynamic forces as an act of self-defense (ard against demonic influences)
Basic ego integration within a balanced multiversal system
Power of control and constraint over other wights (entities), emotional outbursts
Focus of the will into single-minded action
Your Weekly Influences for September 3
The Hanged Man Reversed
The reversed Hanged Man represents a preoccupation with the worldly and wasted energy. This is the card of false prophecy and time wasted.
With The Bull comes strength, loyalty and determination
Fire reversed denotes calamity that may be on a catastrophic level. Prepare to deal with changes you do not want.
Egyptian Love Tarot
The Fool card in matters of love advises you to take a leap into the unknown with an open heart. Relationships may feel new and exciting now and offer you many opportunities for growth and change if you can allow yourself to take a leap of faith and try something different. Overall, the more you can try to keep things flexible and go with the flow, the greater your love rewards will be.
Your Egyptian Tarot
The Tower card is illustrated with the Tower of Babel, a tower filled with chaos and corruption where no one understood each other. The lightening is an act of god blowing the material importance of the tower’s roof, a crown of gold off the top as the tower explodes. Those who survive have not only learned the lesson of the Tower, they are freed from its repression. Today, you must overcome chaos with calm.
Daily Love Tarot
If you sense kindred soul recognition with someone, you are about to start something new. This is a wholeness-relationship. That means two people are compatible mentally, emotionally and physically. A couple works together with a shared vision. Don’t fight it if the romantic lure is irresistible. Focus now the basics: love, emotional support, honesty, respect, sexuality, and tenderness in your Significant other union. The qualities are what we all need and want.
Tarot Card of the Day
Nine of Swords
The Nine of this suit has a special resonance with the Middle Ages, because it figures the plight of a woman who is alone in the world, during the centuries when women had no personal rights, no ability to inherit property or use the law in their own defense. We generally see her sitting up in bed weeping, grieving and in fear of abandonment because of her vulnerability, wondering what will happen to her now that her protector (father, brother, husband, or son) is gone.
The swords above her head may indicate that the loss has come through some cruel conflict, the outcome of which has left her behind as chattel, the spoils of war. Really what we are looking at is the price of pride, which creates losers as a side effect of glorifying winners. The woman in the picture represents the concerns of the heart, the damage to the soul and to vulnerable ones, when the ego-mind becomes so invested in control and domination that it does not count the human costs. A sensitive, subtle, heartfelt approach to nature (the “feminine”) is trampled and thrown aside in service to a “winner takes all” mentality.
Last month’s Hanged Man card pushed you to break old patterns and consider new perspectives, which is really important, positive personal work. That said, it wouldn’t be surprising if now you feel a little destabilized and emotionally raw. This month’s theme card, the reversed Emperor, indicates the pendulum is swinging too far to the other extreme as you try to regain a sense of authority in your life. The rigidity and impulse for control that comes with reversed Emperor energy, however temporary, can stunt growth and cause suffering in those close to you if you’re not careful. It’s important to be aware of how you treat others this month. This card’s hot-headed tendencies indicate you might be prone to reacting quickly and harshly to problems that arise, potentially creating unnecessary conflict.
Theme card for August: The Emperor reversed
If you are in a leadership position, decision making can be tough under the best of circumstances. You have to constantly manage your needs and expectations with the needs and expectations of others. Right now it may seem like controlling other people’s behavior is the best way to get them to do what you want. Challenge that thought this month. What or whom are you trying to control and what softer approach to the situation might yield a better result?
As August progresses, read your Weekly Tarot Readings to get advice on how to offset this overbearing Emperor energy. I hope the cards will give you some insight in how to make adjustments for increased success as you work toward goals and interact with others this month.
Your Monthly Astrology Calendar for September
The following is the current monthly calendar complete with astrological information, including planetary aspects, void of course Moon data, and Moon signs. Note: Time is Eastern Time (Daylight Savings Time is observed).
How to Read the Astrological Calendar
The day’s Moon sign is shown in the top right-hand corner. When there are two Moon signs, the time when the Moon changes its sign is indicated.
The number color (date) indicates whether today is predominately a Physical (red), Intellectual (green), or Neutral (black) day.
The lower left corner represents the current stage of the Moon. This area of the screen will tell you if the Moon is in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th phase, or if it is a New or Full Moon. New and Full Moons are also designated by a blue outline.