Runecasting Divination

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“Divination – regardless of the tools – works because in the system one is using the individual card/hexagram/rune etc. represent the whole in some unified way. At the moment of ‘random’ mixing, because of intent, the cards order themselves to mirror the reality of the querier.”

Sig Lonegren (Sig@geomancy.org),
author of The Pendulum Kit and books on
dowsing, labyrinths, and sacred geometry.
Visit his site at 
http://www.geomancy.org

1. Runecasting Techniques

Runic divination, “runecasting”, is not “fortune telling”. Runecasting works deeply with the subconscious. The rune pouch with its runic symbols represents the entire universe. As one poses a question, one’s entire conscious and unconscious mind is focused toward that question, so that the runelots selected are not truly random selections, but rather choices made by the subconscious.

Runecraft operates on an ancient form of psychology. Even back in Viking times, there was a remarkable understanding of the human psyche. They recognized cause and effect, and the interconnectedness of all things. The word to describe this interconnectedness was “wyrd”, which was eventually perverted into the modern meaning of “weird”. It did not originally mean something unusual or strange. Rather, it referred to the far-reaching effects of that which one does. The concept of “fate” was also not as we know it now. Instead of a helpless predestination, “fate” meant a destiny created by one’s earlier actions. Wyrd was pictured as a web, like that of a spider. The symbology is excellent. When the spider steps onto a thread (a path) the vibrations affect the entire web and that which is contained within the web, just as our actions affect our immediate world and those around us, and the actions of others affect our lives.

When one does a runic reading, one usually addresses a particular issue, and examines the past, the present and the “future”, or rather “what will be if one follows the path one appears to be on”. The future is always perceived as mutable, changeable. The runic reading is done as an evaluation process, not as fortunetelling. One has an opportunity to look at what has occurred in the past (regarding the issue being questioned), what is occurring right now, and what direction one is headed.

A runecaster does not see the future. He/she examines cause and effect and points out a likely outcome.

Not exactly occult, is it? It’s not supernatural and it’s not very mysterious–although the uninitiated considered it a delving into mystery, much like a patient of a psychiatrist might. It’s certainly not magical or demonic. Instead it is a methodology for examining the path one is on and what the effects might be, by making use of one’s subconscious (i.e. an “intuitive perception”), unfettered by limited conscious belief systems.

Dowsing, or “divination” by bent stick or pendulum is similar. It is not supernatural. It is, again, a manifestation of one’s subconscious. All “intuitive perception” is such. Nothing magical about it, merely a means of awakening one’s right-brain.

2. How to do a Runecasting

Find a suitable place to do the reading. You do not want to be disturbed. Try to sit facing North if possible, the direction of the Gods in Norse mythology. Place a small white cloth on the surface in front of you. You work with the runes on this cloth. This cloth protects them from getting dirty and also forms the boundary for the casting.

Carefully form a question in your mind. Take your time doing this, as it is very important that you do not change the question midway through the reading. Once you have the question firmly fixed in your mind begin to gently mix the runes in their bag or container. Continue to mix the runes until you feel compelled to take up certain rune lots. (This is why it is important that the rune lots be of the same shape and size: so that you can’t identify each rune by shape.)

Continue to stir and select lots until you have the correct number of runes in front of you for the layout you will be using. Keep track of the order in which the runes were pulled, laying them in their proper position in the layout as you pull them. You can use any Tarot layout, or one of the methods described below.

Runes are oracles, and oracles are often obscure. Each rune can mean many different things. It is up to the runecaster to decide how these meanings apply to the question at hand. You may get even deeper interpretations through your own “gut” reactions to the rune’s definition. However, don’t delude yourself in thinking that you have a completely different understanding of the cast than indicated by the traditional interpretations. Stick to the recognized interpretations, but learn to expand on their meanings through insight and meditation.

3. Simple Castings

Here is one way I do a rune casting. I reach into my rune bag, stir them around a bit and pick up a bunch. I “cast” them onto a white cloth, and see how the symbols land. Some will be face down and I ignore them. If a rune is upright, it has a certain meaning. If a rune is upside down, it has a different meaning. The combination of the visible runes affects the interpretation. Sometimes the runes “sing” to me and the answer to the question is instantly clear. Here are the three non-structured castings I use most frequently. On another page I’ll describe some formal “layouts” to be used for runecasting.

4. Casting the Norns

The Norns are the Norse goddesses of fate. Urdh was the goddess of the past, or what has been. Verdhandi is the goddess of the present, what is. Skuld is the goddess of the future, or what shall be. Fate or wyrd was a very important factor in the psychology of the ancients.

A Norns cast is very simple, consisting of three runes, drawn one at a time from the rune pouch and laid in a row. If face down, flip them over as if turning the pages of a book. The first rune represents the past of the situation in question. The second indicates the present, the path that the querier is currently on. The third suggests the future, a likely outcome if one continues on the present path.


5. Nine-Runes Cast

“This method will give a detailed overview of a person’s situation, providing insight into where they are in terms of their spiritual path, and clarifying the options and possible outcomes available to them. Nine is a magical number in Norse mythology. Pick nine runes at random from the pouch. Hold them between your hands for a moment, and focus on your question (if you have one). Then scatter the runes on the table, floor, or cloth if you have one. Read the runes which land face up first. These will relate to the current situation and the circumstances which led to it. How the runes are read is largely subjective, but in general, runes lying in the center are the most immediately relevant, while those lying around the edges are less important, or represent more general influences.

“Runes that are close together or even touching often compliment each other, or may even represent a single thing, while runes which fall on opposite sides of the pattern frequently represent opposing influences. Occasionally, a rune will land completely off the cloth or fall off the table. Some people consider such runes to be particularly significant, while others ignore them completely.

“Once you have looked at the runes which landed face up (and remembered which ones they are), turn over the rest of the runes without moving them from their positions. These represent outside or future influences, and will point to possible outcomes. It is up to you to decide what the various positions and patterns in a reading mean, but once you have come up with a few general rules, try to stick with them. As I have said before, consistency is very important. However, rune readings by their nature are very fluid, subjective things. Try not to impose too much order on your readings by inventing set meanings for every triangle, square and tetrahedron. Runes are like people – you never know how they will get along together until you introduce them. Look at the patterns and relationships that appear in each reading and see what interpretations make sense to you.” from Runic Journey by Jennifer Smith.

6. Casting on the Ground

Rune-tines (such as twigs or popsicle sticks on which the rune symbols are inscribed) work best for casting on the ground. I use these simply by tossing all 24 onto the ground and read the runes which land upright, in the positions in which they land. Their relative positions give their relations. For example, if two upright runes are close or touching and lying nearly parallel, then the runes are related. If they cross, then they are in opposition. There are obviously many degrees of this, and you also have to consider groups of runes, and ones which are far away, and the general direction. This technique relies heavily on intuition, since it doesn’t have a spread to lay the runes in, like tarot would use. Between 4 and 8 runes generally land upright, which is about right for most inquiries.

 

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The Witches Divination Digest for Friday, September 14th

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The Witches Divination Digest for Friday, September 14th

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Tarot Card of the Day

Temperance

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The Temperance card is a reference to the soul. Classically female, the woman or angel on the Temperance card is mixing up a blend of subtle energies for the evolution of the personality. One key to interpreting this card can be found in its title — a play on the process of tempering metals in a forge.

Metals must undergo extremes of temperature, folding, and pounding, but the end product is infinitely superior to impure ore mined from the earth. In this image, the soul volunteers the ego for a cleansing and healing experience, which may turn the personality inside-out, but which brings out the gold hidden within the heart.

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Daily Love Tarot Card

Strength

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Lots of things come to light in a dream today. You could dream of someone before you meet them. This card can also tell you that some dreams have been within your reach and you have just refused to grasp them. Look closely because you could be taking someone important for granted. In a long-time partnership, expect déjà vu experiences today. The messages in the events are sources of strength in your union.

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White Magic Tarot Cards for the Weekend of September 14

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Cause

The Chariot coming up in this position means you might be (or feel you are) lacking control over getting ahead in material gains or triumph. Your emotions are out of balance with your ambition. You’re selling yourself short. The Chariot thinks that along your journey, you strayed from the right path because you got too focused on one fixed way of “winning.” Like its horses, this aspect of your current situation is too powerful to be controlled by brute force; the Chariot advises you to switch to a less obvious tactic.

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Remedy

The Moon in this position means you are having difficulty seeing things clearly. Go out and collect some stones that resemble the color of the Moon, or, preferably, get some moonstones. As the Moon waxes to full, put these stones in a small bowl and leave them overnight absorbing the moonlight, then move the bowl to your living room, bedroom, office, or any environment related to your current situation. Within three weeks, you will reach a higher level of awareness.

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Other Influences for the Weekend of September 14

 

Tarot Influence

17Prudence

Prudence provides a clear vision to both the temperal and spiritual aspects of life. The truth and motives behind matters will be seen. Prudence brings courage guided by wisdom with her.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astrological Influence

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Creativity and a love of home are the key elements of Cancer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Element Influence

23Air

Air denotes freedom and the ability to transcent the mundane. You may be, or may soon experience a spiritual or secular liberation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Your Daily Rune for Today

Jera

Rune of harvest and reward for, or reaction to, right actions in a horizontal (naturally ordered) cyclical process. Rune of peace on the land and in the heart.

Psi: psychological time, patience, the measurement of time

Energy: good harvest, orbits, cycles, progress, biorhythms, right effort

Mundane: waiting, gardening, farming, the seasons, harvest

Divinations: Reward for positive action, plenty, peace, proper timing; or repetition, bad timing, poverty, conflict, regression.

Governs:
Fertility, creativity and harmony with the land
Peace, prosperity and plenty
Realization of the cyclical nature of the multiverse, invoking the power of time and cycles
Bringing other concepts gently into material manifestation
Initiating gradual and lasting change in flow of life

 

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Your Witches Rune for Today

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Man Rune is ruled by Mars, and thus, the house in which this rune appears will be a place of much physical activity. In general, the Man Rune quickens or speeds up certain actions and developments in the chart. But it is also the rune of recklessness, impulsivity, and certain dangers.

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Your Animal Spirit for Today

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Advice for a Deer

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Crack the Cookie

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The Wisdom of Buddha

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To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.

 

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A Little Humor for Your Day

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Your Daily Chinese Horoscopes for September 14th, 15th & 16th

Boar Chinese Horoscope

 Friday, September 14, 2018
If you are a parent, your kids could be begging for some expensive art or craft supplies right now. You may be able to turn this into a valuable lesson about budgeting if you are creative in how you approach it. If you are not a parent, your love life could get complicated right now.

 

Tomorrow Boar Chinese daily:

A friend or companion could come to you to ask for your financial or moral support right now. If you feel that they are keeping a secret from you, it probably has something to do with their health, or with a spiritual crisis they have been going through. 

Day after tomorrow:

Today is not the best day to be making big financial decisions. You may feel confused or uncertain, and will lack focus or direction. Put off any risky decisions until you feel more clear and certain, or until you have better advice.

Dog Chinese Horoscope

Friday, September 14, 2018

You may find yourself in an order unusual work situation as a result of a miscommunication. If you keep an open mind and positive attitude you may find out that things turn out much better than you planned. Keep?an eye open for unusual opportunities.? 

Chinese Dog tomorrow horoscope:

You have to make some last-minute travel plan changes and you aren’t terribly happy about it. You will learn some important lessons right now about not counting on others for certain kinds of chores – someone close, possibly a child, may be the one who lets you down. 

Day after tomorrow:

Home and family issues seem to swirl about you right now, but you may find that it is very hard to get anyone to commit to the necessary changes that will bring growth and restore harmony. You cannot “make” things happen right now – so leave it be. It will resolve itself when the time is right.

Rooster Chinese Horoscope

 

Friday, September 14, 2018

It’s a perfect day for kicking back at home and doing absolutely nothing. Everyone should try it at least once a month. Just find a comfortable spot and park yourself there with some snacks and a good book or the remote control. You deserve a break, so indulge yourself. 

Rooster Chinese tomorrow horoscope:

You need to pay attention to your body language. No, not the language of posture – the language of little aches, pains and discomforts, or sudden drops in energy, which are telling you that you need to make some rather significant dietary or lifestyle changes. 

Day after tomorrow:

If you can afford the time it is a good time to sleep in, relax, and spend some time in thoughtful prayer or meditation. Your inner self is tired of the rat race, and your spiritual batteries need a recharge. Find a nice big tree, get a book, and relax.

Monkey Chinese Horoscope

Friday, September 14, 2018

You and your significant other need some quality time together but one or both of your careers keeps getting in the way. Today you will figure out a compromise that helps you spend some time enjoying each other. If you are still single, work is not the best place to find someone new. 

Monkey Chinese Tomorrow horoscope:

You will be thinking about home, family or real estate concerns right now, and it may be hard for you to stay focused on your work. Your loved ones have a bunch of competing ideas, concerns or needs that are keeping you busy on the phone sorting out the tangled mess. 

Day after tomorrow:

You may find yourself rethinking some travel plans. Something says that now is not the right time, and you don’t have the right place. Be extra careful when driving right now, you will find that people are all driving like escapees from the looney bin

Ram Chinese Horoscope

Friday, September 14, 2018

Your intuition could lead you to an important new person who will make a dramatic impact on your life. One of your siblings or a neighbour could introduce you to a person, or to ideas that could enhance your life and improve your well being. 

Ram Chinese tomorrow horoscope:

You may have to spend money on medications or herbal remedies right now. Be sure that you understand how different medications and herbs can react before you start any new treatment schedule. You will feel better if you know more about your own health. 

Day after tomorrow:

You may have something of a confrontation with an excited and agitated family member whose concern for the family’s children is a little “over the top”. You have my permission to say that your astrologer says to “Take a pill”. Tell them to relax, the sky is definitely not falling.

Horse Chinese Horoscope

Friday, September 14, 2018

You may find thatold issues or memories from childhood arise in a challenging manner right now. Don’t react to your fears and emotional reactions right now – this can be an incredibly healing and empowering moment if you have the strength to face it directly. 

Horse Chinese tomorrow horoscope:

Not the best day to plan to sit behind a computer punching keys. The pesky device will seem to have a mind of its own. The rest of the scene at home is a lot more peaceful, but it might be a little dull. You may get a call from an older relative. 

Day after tomorrow:

You have lucky intuition regarding money or valuables right now. You may decide to take an unexpected detour and run across an incredibly good bargain, or throw one heck of a good yard sale right now. You have good ideas for your financial future too

Snake Chinese Horoscope

Friday, September 14, 2018

This is not the best day to make big changes to your house or place of residence. If you are planning a home move, keep the boxes. Chances are good you’ll be moving again soon, faster than your had planned. Buying or selling real estate could result in less financial gain than you hope. 

Snake Chinese tomorrow horoscope:

Travel and commuting is likely to be a bit of a chore, even if it’s ultimately worth the effort. You may find that communication, paperwork and getting from one place to another seems a bit like wading through hip-deep molasses right at the moment. 

Day after tomorrow:

You are almost obsessively focused on learning right now. You may decide to start up a new home-study course, order a set of cassettes or books, and spend a lot of your off-time pouring over the books. This may not be a bad thing – it will be good for your self-esteem, for one.

Dragon Chinese Horoscope

Friday, September 14, 2018

The best way to take the edge off right now is to set aside some time for reading, surfing the Internet or calling up old pals long distance on the phone. You will be spending a lot of time discussing changes in people’s lives. There is a lot to catch up on. 

Chinese Dragon tomorrow horoscope:

You may be over-thinking things right now. Your mind is zooming around in circles and getting you nowhere. Take a break from trying to figure out how to fix things. Some time spent relaxing could give your mind the chance to let a solution bubble up to the surface. 

Day after tomorrow:

Your love life is about to get more interesting. You may find that some heavy flirting is going on. If you are single, this could be the start of a new romance. If you are in a relationship already, you may finally get some alone time together.

Rabbit Chinese Horoscope

Friday, September 14, 2018

You will be fighting inner demons, and while you are grappling with one, grab it by the toe and refuse to let go until it blesses you! What that means, is that you can’t run from your baggage. You have to deal with it – and when you do, you are rewarded with gifts beyond price. 

Rabbit Chinese tomorrow horoscope:

You may be in the middle of a course of study, formal or informal, when it dawns on you that you are a little over your head. Actually, the truth is that you have been pushing yourself too hard and you could really use a break from your task. 

Day after tomorrow:

You may have to go out of your way to help a relative or loved one deal with their health or lifestyle problems right now. Maybe you can encourage them to have a better diet and get more exercise if you volunteer to join them in a new activity.

Ox Chinese Horoscope

Friday, September 14, 2018

Friends and companions are a big feature of the day. If you are hosting a party or gathering, make sure that there are toys, snacks, and treats for little ones, and a place for them to nap. Others may bring along their kids without notifying you. 

Ox Chinese tomorrow horoscope:

You’ll be feeling uneasy or anxious about travel or commuting. If you can’t get someone else to drive for you and you can’t stay at home, remember that it is your own nervousness that is the most dangerous thing on the road. Overly cautious driving can be as dangerous as aggressive driving. 

Day after tomorrow:

You likely can’t do too much about the work-stress you are still feeling right now, and throwing yourself into your chores may or may not be much help. You’ll feel a lot of energy that is hard to express positively right now. A friend or group of friends could help by dragging you out of the house.

Rat Chinese Horoscope

Friday, September 14, 2018

Sudden changes in career or social connections will bring you unexpected ideas. Take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves right now. You have high energy and people want to be around you, even if they can’t say exactly why. Follow your gut feel. 

Rat Chinese tomorrow horoscope:

Financial and career changes are in your favor, but you may have to make some dramatic changes in the way you communicate with those “higher up” on the ladder of success. Someone may seek out your advice on a healthcare matter right now – be careful how you respond as they may take advice as criticism. 

Day after tomorrow:

You can’t seem to decide if you are joyous or miserable right now, and your conflicted moods are probably reflected in the mirror. People can easily read you right now, and the “come closer … no, stay away!” message you are giving out is confusing, though perhaps that is unavoidable.

Tiger Chinese Horoscope

Friday, September 14, 2018

Take some time to evaluate your career options if you are feeling bored, stressed or anxious right now. You may be resisting the very changes that would resolve a lingering financial or emotional problem. 

Tiger Chinese tomorrow horoscope:

You may have a bit of a bump in the road of life as you travel along, especially if there are older women in the vehicle. In the non-metaphoric plane, do be careful with your driving if you are having heated discussions with loved ones. 

Day after tomorrow:

A friend, associate or coworker could put you into a tight financial spot, and you will be decidedly short-tempered and impatient with changes to the office budget. You might be looking at changing your own investments, and it would not be a good idea to take a friend’s advice without checking it out.

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Get A Jump On Tomorrow, Your Horoscopes for Saturday, September 15

Aries
Aries

Mercury is connecting well with Pluto today, dear Aries, and will harmonize with Jupiter tomorrow. You can arrive at useful conclusions for making improvements to your health, work schedules, and daily affairs. Today is about tuning out the distractions and focusing on what truly matters for making improvements. Good energy is with you for feeling confident about the work you do. You are more than willing to put in the detail work involved with moving towards a long-term or ambitious goal. This may be time for gaining information that is valuable to your career or health, or that deepens your understanding of a matter. Motivation is high right now. A question, puzzle, or project can consume you in an entirely welcome way.

Taurus
Taurus

There is a lot of activity in your romance and creativity sector these days, dear Taurus, and today’s energies are especially excellent for meaningful conversations and the gaining of valuable insight into a person or your own desires. Communications are in great shape today and tomorrow. There is more depth, intensity, and sincerity or meaning to your discussions, studies, creative work, and possibly a romantic involvement. Channeling your energies into a project or relationship can be worthwhile. You are patient with people, ideas, and creations today, and this patience brings rewards. You have the power to persuade gently, lead, and influence now. Romantic relationships can improve and grow.

Gemini
Gemini

There is increased power and passion in your communications or thoughts today, dear Gemini, as you’re not content to only scratch the surface of an issue, you want to get to the bottom of it! You have a firm grip on your capabilities today, too. You are inclined to poke and prod until you feel comfortable that you know enough. New strategies and developments in your personal or family life can be beneficial, and conversations can be helpful and revealing. Secrets may emerge, in a relieving way rather than an uncomfortable one, and you can benefit from speaking with someone close to you. There is more persuasiveness to your personality today, and you’re inclined to think more seriously and deeply. Today and tomorrow are excellent for emotional strength.

Cancer
Cancer

There is unique energy available to you today for getting to the bottom of matters, dear Cancer, and with a determined mindset, you can turn up some treasure. You are not necessarily putting all of your cards on the table, and, in fact, might benefit from some restraint or discretion, but you can make headway with projects and plans, and you may very well learn remarkable things about a special person in your life. When it comes to a close relationship or partnership, there can be an incredible bonding moment today, possibly over a shared secret or private matter. This is also a good day for finding the motivation and determination to complete a project you’ve left unfinished. You’re not inclined to give up on something too quickly now.

Leo
Leo

The pleasant intensity of the day is likely to benefit you most in the practical world, dear Leo. You’re devising great plans and coming up with ideas that can help you for some time to come. Sound energy is with you for concentrating and focusing on those things that genuinely matter regarding securing your future, work, and health. Financial, business, and other practical matters can thrive, as you’re especially sharp and skilled at getting to the heart of a situation. Reducing and pruning efforts are most beneficial with Mercury and Pluto in harmony. Changing your mind’s focus can facilitate healing and physical strength, too, and tuning out distractions can do you a world of good.

Virgo
Virgo

You can be filled with strength, determination, and resolve today, dear Virgo, and you’re determined to make something work for you. People are drawn to your intensity, and you may be feeling creatively inspired. You might discover an entertaining passion or interest that is pleasantly absorbing with Mercury in your sign harmonizing with Pluto. This aspect can put you in an advantageous position today, particularly related to creative projects, personal appeal, romance, or children, but it can also be a time for gathering valuable information. You may very well have an ace up your sleeve.

Libra
Libra

Today and tomorrow are excellent for learning something significant about your past that will help you to move forward, dear Libra, as well as for ideas that strengthen your family or home life. New insights or information coming in can be particularly useful. You may be in the position to be supportive, and this can be rewarding to you. You are seeing what others are overlooking, and you’re in a healthy place emotionally. Conversations or deep thoughts about a past matter can pull up some exciting revelations that you can genuinely use. You might also work hard on fixing a problem in your home or a personal challenge, and it’s satisfying to put something behind you.

Scorpio
Scorpio

Revelations related to friendships and special projects can be powerful today and tomorrow, dear Scorpio. You can be redefining your goals and what it is you truly value. Sound energy is with you for connecting, learning, and communicating. There can be a moment of truth or new insight in a friendship today. Connections made now can be very fruitful, too. It’s true that conversations today tend to veer towards the serious, but this is exactly how you like them, and they’re especially useful! You’re in an excellent position to persuade, share, and connect. Learning flows well. You may be doing some guiding or teaching, and you could turn a situation that doesn’t look great right around.

Sagittarius
Sagittarius

You’re in an excellent position to clear a matter up or resolve a problem today and tomorrow, dear Sagittarius. Mercury is at the top of your solar chart, and others hear you loud and clear. It’s harmonizing with Pluto today and your ruler, Jupiter, tomorrow, putting you in a most advantageous position. Use your voice for good! You can come to excellent strategies or programs for improving your outlook and belief in yourself. Insights are powerful now, and might also revolve around business, money, and work, and establishing yourself in this way. It’s a day for opening your eyes to something you may have glossed over in the past, or perhaps were not yet ready to see, and doing so benefits you greatly. There can also be a satisfying sense that you’re growing in a relationship, or a partner might come through for you.

Capricorn
Capricorn

This can be a good day for a personal revelation or honest conversation with a trusted person in your life, dear Capricorn. Mercury harmonizes with your sign, Jupiter, and Pluto, opening up opportunities to grow and improve, and this may be about facing a truth or seeing facts that you previously overlooked. The information you come across now can lead to inspiring, eye-opening ideas and insights. It’s also a good time for promoting and publishing efforts, educational endeavors, studies, and for presenting your ideas. You’re most intrigued by uncharted realms of topics now, and you may be doing some guiding or teaching that’s especially satisfying.

Aquarius
Aquarius

Today and tomorrow are particularly favorable for feeling directed and goal-oriented, dear Aquarius. You are naturally, instinctively attracting the right information, and the connections you make (either with people or knowledge or both) can be especially advantageous. The focus should be on strategy and plans of action rather than quick maneuvers with Mercury in favorable aspect to Pluto and Jupiter. You might open your eyes to something now, as you’re now truly ready to see it. You’re more likely to go along with changes rather than resist them since you are craving improvement, progress, and growth on an emotional level. Lifestyle changes might be made from today forward.

Pisces
Pisces

The desire to be productive, useful, and helpful is very strong today, dear Pisces, with Mercury in harmony with Pluto, and you’re motivated to make changes or to pursue a new path that improves your life. This can be as simple as an attitude change in light of recent revelations. Sharing ideas can be very fruitful now. Friends can have valuable input, or you may have something useful to share with them. An understanding with someone close to you can be a nice form of release and relief. Communications with a partner or friend are particularly sincere and meaningful today and tomorrow, as well as motivating. It’s an excellent period for focus, concentration, and an increased feeling of mission, passion, or purpose.

 

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If You Were Born Today, September 14:

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If You Were Born Today, September 14:

You are an insatiably curious person who enjoys a good investigation, and who loves to unravel a mystery. While you do value a stable lifestyle and some predictability, routine bores you, so you do what you can to mix things up a little. You can be willful at times, and very determined. However, you often leave projects unfinished because you seem to come up with exciting new ideas fast, and your enthusiasm for old ideas wanes quickly. You are quick-witted, hugely interesting, and you have an independent mind. You have exceptionally strong convictions – some might call you hard-headed! Famous people born today: Amy Winehouse, Clayton Moore, Melissa Leo, Andrew Lincoln, Walter Koenig, Jessica Brown Findlay, Sam Neill.

Your Birthday Year Forecast:

The Sun in a waxing sextile to the Moon in your Solar Return chart has a fortunate influence on your year ahead. You can be especially productive this year, as in many ways you are starting fresh, but you have a rather clear vision of what you want to accomplish. Your inner needs tend to be mirrored by external events, and vice versa, which helps to boost your confidence and happiness levels. You more readily accept that challenges are part of the natural cycle in life, which in turn helps you to meet them with confidence and to worry less. You are likely to be on top of your game this year for the most part, and positive connections with others can be made fairly easily. A comfortable level of personal popularity helps keep conflict to a minimum. With the ability to handle your emotions successfully, there will be less stress on both your mind and body.

This can be a year in which you experience important turning points, or you could begin new projects or goals that have a long-term impact on your life.

You benefit from a Pluto-Sun transit this year, and your attitude towards life evolves and transforms in significant ways. What used to satisfy you may not go on to do so, particularly if your goals have been superficial or a poor reflection of your inner desires. You are no longer willing to make compromises in the important areas of your life, particularly with regards to career and your life path. You are more determined this year, and it’s an excellent time for getting rid of bad habits. This is a year in which to get your life back on track, as you have the willpower to do so. Others are bound to recognize your leadership skills and talents, or, at the very least, your potential. You want your life path and your objectives to reflect what you’re really about. You benefit from being more decisive than usual, and your ability to concentrate and focus help you to achieve what you set out to do. A new project or goal begun this year has a wonderful chance of being fruitful and long-lasting.

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! New connections and opportunities can be sudden but welcome.

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.

With Venus and Mars in a square aspect to each other in your Solar Return chart, your affections are strongly stimulated, and you are more acutely aware of your powers of attraction. Romance, love, sexuality, competition, and creative projects occupy your mind more than usual. You can enjoy an increase in personal magnetism but be wary of competitiveness or tension in existing relationships, as this aspect ignites your passions in general, whether they’re feelings of love or anger!

You’re also quite driven to make improvements and effect positive change in the year ahead. This positively impacts many areas of your life beyond the personal, including relationships and work.

New beginnings are likely this year as your life takes on new directions. 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. In other areas, you’re hunkering down and getting organized. It’s a good year in which to do detail work and to prepare for the future. Some relationships (or a key one) can be competitive or up-and-down, but you’re also making special connections. Special care with finances is wise this year, particularly when it comes to impulse buys.

 

2018 is 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 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.

2019 will be a Number Eight year for you. Ruled by Saturn. This is a year of power and accomplishment. Actively seeking to expand, taking educated risks, and moving forward are highlighted. This is a year of opportunity, particularly in the material and business world, and opportunities need to be seized. It’s generally not a year to find a new love partner, simply because the focus is on the material world and your place in the world. This is a problem-solving year in which you can expect real, tangible results. Advice – take action, plan ahead, seize opportunities.

 

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, September 14

Aries
Aries

While you may be itching to change your situation now, dear Aries, risky moves are not advisable at the moment. Have faith in your ability to better manage your life, but avoid the traps of thinking that’s too quick or cocky, which can put you in a state with blinders on. You might be odds with someone today over an issue of values or money owed, although it’s likely to be resolved (or put behind you) later today. These days, you do need to be careful about lending to others, or giving so much that you feel put upon. Today, there is a strong tendency to jump to conclusions or argument, when you’re far better off observing and using a wait-and-see approach. Tomorrow, this comes more easily to you.

Taurus
Taurus

Stifling situations and activities that restrict can frustrate you more than usual today, dear Taurus. Your awareness quickens. Unresolved misunderstandings may be glaring now, but you might be uncertain about how to tackle them. Your feelings are straightforward, but your fears or worries may be up and down. Watch for band-aid solutions to problems that require more depth and energy. With Uranus in your sign these days, intuitive flashes are becoming a regular part of your daily life. Try to keep one foot on the ground, but do listen to your intuition. Making too-quick decisions today may not be the best idea, though. Distinguish between making changes for the sake of change, and making changes that will genuinely move you forward.

Gemini
Gemini

Your thinking is otherworldly today, dear Gemini. You may even be receiving prophetic glimpses into your future through dreams or ideas picked up from the atmosphere around you. Profound inner changes are brewing, and today you may not know exactly what they are, but you feel that change is necessary. Actions today can be impulsive, however. If driven by a desire to rid yourself of certain unpleasant elements of the past, consider that a better solution may be to face the consequences of your past actions and to work on freeing yourself of guilt. There is no quick fix at the moment, even if you truly wish there to be one. Be honest with yourself. Note that mental stress could be interfering with your ability to think clearly and to take action confidently today. Impatience or insecurities can also interfere with your creative process now, although this should change radically towards the end of the day when strategy makes far more sense.

Cancer
Cancer

Unusual and surprising energy is with you for social activities today, dear Cancer, with Uranus in your social sector connecting with Mercury in your communications sector. However, watch for some impatience with others, and perhaps also with your work or communications. Mixing friends and personal projects right now could be an adventure in risk. This is not the best of times to lend someone money or to make a commitment either, as all of the facts are not yet available or they’re under your nose, but you don’t see them! There is a certain impatience to the day that makes it all too easy to skip steps or jump to conclusions but keep in mind that neither of these things is advisable now. As the day advances, though, you begin to see the benefits of a wait-and-see approach.

Leo
Leo

Off the cuff remarks are more likely than usual today, and can cause quite a stir, dear Leo, but keeping things to yourself can be frustrating as well. Try to arrive at a compromise wherein you choose your words more carefully but express your discontent nonetheless. You are not inclined to enjoy feeling caged in, but neither are you happy with what feels like neglect when given the freedom to do your own thing. New insights into your career are coming now, and it’s important to listen not only to what your intuition is telling you but also to what seems to be coming from out of the blue – synchronicity and other chance events. Be careful when it comes to relationships with a partner, best friend, or business partner, as you may be too quick to jump to conclusions. As the day progresses, though, you’re more inclined to pace yourself, seeing the value of taking everything in before passing judgment.

Virgo
Virgo

Disagreements or inner conflicts experienced today can stem from a sense that your desires are not exactly in tune with your higher ideals, dear Virgo. The way you view the world and how you experience the meaning of life is changing, and sometimes this can leave you feeling frustrated, or you can feel as if you’re spinning your wheels. The desire to explore the world beyond your usual daily routines is strong, but you may not yet have a plan of action to do so. Avoid jumping to conclusions. Towards the end of the day, you are likely to be feeling more at peace with others and with yourself, and this fuels your ambitions and improves your productivity, too. In fact, tomorrow and the next day hold excellent potential for useful conversations or making clear plans and connections that leave you feeling positive and confident.

Libra
Libra

There can be times today when impatience gets the best of you, dear Libra. Don’t let it rule you. Even though life tends to smooth out later today, do watch that you don’t jump to conclusions about someone or something. If you’ve been holding yourself back or suppressing your feelings, you may no longer tolerate the situation, and you can come on quite suddenly now. Unexpected events can occur that force you along a different path. Insight into your finances or something in your intimate, inner life may emerge, but don’t be too quick to draw a conclusion. This is a period of freeing yourself from compulsive behavior that has been holding you back. You might experience a moment of truth that motivates you to kick a bad habit and to live a freer life as a result.

Scorpio
Scorpio

It can be difficult to rely on both people and schedules today, dear Scorpio, and especially a partner or close friend, whose desire for freedom, or whose impatience, can produce some waves in your own life right now. Changes in relationships in recent times seem to have been thrust upon you, as if you had no say in the matter. However, you might come to an enlightening realization now that the changes are something that you need to grow. Freeing yourself from the role of a passive bystander in your own life is what this is all about, and it’s empowering indeed. Nevertheless, this is likely to be a mixed day, and it’s best not to push too hard particularly with a friend. Impatience should be tamed. As the day progresses, you’re likely to find it far easier to observe and strategize.

Sagittarius
Sagittarius

You may see the changes that you’ve experienced with your work and daily routines in recent months in a new light today, dear Sagittarius. Adapting to a changeful working environment or daily affairs can be stressful at times, although also more rewarding when you realize you can meet the challenges. Avoid jumping into something prematurely, however, and watch for tensions over expectations from or of others. Someone could rub you the wrong way, and this can frustrate you. It may be difficult to understand a partner or a job requirement, as messages you are receiving are unclear and conflicting right now. Later today, however, tensions are likely to dissipate, and you find it far easier to concentrate on priorities.

Capricorn
Capricorn

These days, new insights can come in bright, empowering flashes, dear Capricorn, with Uranus transiting your solar fifth house although some changes happening now can be upsetting or jarring as you make adjustments. Avoid an abrupt, impatient, or defensive manner today as you deal with tensions and alterations. You don’t always do well with sudden changes of plans, but it’s best to roll along with them for now. Avoid making rash decisions today since the tendency to skip steps or ignore certain facts or precautions can lead to poor choices. However, as the day progresses today, your patience kicks in, and you’ll find tomorrow and the next exceptional for communicating, choosing, deciding, and observing. You are likely to enjoy rewarding interactions with others and may very well find precisely the right information you need.

Aquarius
Aquarius

Changes in your domestic situation or your inner world may be more frequent in recent months with Uranus beginning its long-term transit of your solar fourth house, dear Aquarius. Or, you may feel a bit caged in and desirous of change. Feeling unsettled or insecure is possible today if you’re thrust into a situation in which you feel inexperienced. While this is generally a good time for looking forward and feeling positive about making changes, taking quick action may not have desirable outcomes today. The tendency to jump to conclusions or to make swift, unstudied choices is strong. Listen to your urges, but judge whether you may be temporarily blowing things out of proportion. The next couple of days are strong for having the patience and foresight to make good decisions.

Pisces
Pisces

Generally, this is an important time for paying particular attention to ideas that seem to come out of the blue and unexpected communications, dear Pisces, with Uranus in your solar third house. Your intuition is working over-time now. However, there is a tendency for impatience today such that you skip steps or information, which can trip you up if you jump into something too soon. While emotional honesty is a beautiful thing, this is the case when it’s expressed maturely. If emotions are released in spurts, or if you are not representing yourself confidently, then your proclamations may bewilder others now. Take more time with your ideas — get them straight and choose tomorrow or the next to share.