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Your Daily Rune for December 25 & 26

Your Daily Rune for December 25

Wunjo

“Great minds think alike, though fools seldom differ.”
“Be careful what you wish for…”

Wunjo – “Won-joe” – Literally: “Joy” – Esoteric: Hope, Harmony, Perfection

Key Concepts: joy, perfection, the art of correct wishing, correct application of the will, well-being, contentment, hope, expectation, relationship, family, bonding, trusted kinsfolk, shared ideals or aims, group harmony, symbols of shared identity, optimism, cooperative effort, like-mindedness, friendship

Psi: contentment, optimism, like-mindedness, wishful thinking, shared identity

Energy: harmony of like forces, effortless ease, fellowship, fulfillment, wishing, genuine friendship,

Mundane: parties, friendship, family, community

Divinations: 
Joy, harmony, fellowship, accomplishment, prosperity; or stultification, sorrow, strife, alienation, warns of caution, blindness to danger, deception, betrayal.

Governs:
Strengthens links and bonds
Invocation of fellowship and harmony.
Banishes alienation and other inharmonious impediments to trust
Creating joy through the use of true will
Realization of the link and multiplicity of relationship of all things
The art of correct wishing, ‘law of attraction’

Your Daily Rune for December 26

Kenaz

“The student surpasses the teacher.”

Kenaz – Literally: “Torch” – Esoteric ‘Ken’ or Knowledge

Key Concepts: torch as a symbol of knowledge and intellect, illumination, searching for enlightenment, shedding light on matters, quest for truth, skills and abilities, creativity, art, craftsmanship, cunning, acquisition and application of knowledge, occult female secrets, intuition, enthusiasm in teaching/learning, study, kin-fire, opportunity, playfulness

Psi: observation, clarity of thought, cognitive faculties, humility

Energy: Controlled energy, transformation (pheonix fire), teaching/learning dynamic, illumination

Mundane:
 art, technique, improvement of skills, school, the stars

Divinations:
 Artistic or technical ability, craft, transformation, offspring, new information; or disease, decay, breakup, inability, lack of creativity, ignorance, arrogance, elitism, over-conceptualization

Governs:

Illumination (torchlight) when exploring transpersonal pathways
Creative inspiration, enthusiasm for learning
Exploration of paradigms in the search for truth
Exposing the hidden to gain new knowledge, esp. through study, reflection and new information
Strengthening of abilities in all realms
Female occult secrets
The light within, the observer

Your Ancient Symbol Card for December 25 & 26

Your Ancient Symbol Card for December 25

The Hand

Although the exact meaning may vary, The Hand is a symbol of some form of personal power in many cultures and religions. The presence of The Hand is an indication that your personal powers are at or near their zenith. The Hand suggest a time when you should leave your mark on the world.

 

 

 

 

Your Ancient Symbol Card for December 26

The Key

The Key indicates the existence of a powerful tool capable of favorably influencing your future. The Key may be an idea, physical entity, an action, a mentor, or the combination of a number of things. While readily available to you The Key may not be all that obvious. You might have to search for it, and it may take a fair dose of courage and faith to actually use it.

Your Daily Thoth Tarot Card for December 25 & December 26

Your Daily Thoth Tarot Card for December 25

Aeon



]Aeon deals with our journey and constant transformation through time. It denotes both endings and beginnings, our ability to redeem ourselves through action, and hope for the future. Aeon teaches us to accept our past–embrace it as an essential component of our being–but not to allow it to keep our spirits from moving towards the future and finding our personal utopia.

 

 

Your Daily Thoth Tarot Card for December 26

The Empress

The Empress is “The Earth Mother” of the Tarot. She embodies all that is nurturing, clean and wholesome. Her powers resonate from her drive to create and care for life on a grand scale. She is in tune with Nature’s rhythm and realizes that life’s most pleasurable moments often stem from the simplest things. She is not afraid to enjoy herself–to let loose—to the point of being lavish. Abundance and luxury are important to her. The Empress is completely comfortable with her femininity and her sexuality. She is sensual, earthy, generous, and likes the good life. Still, her driving force is a need to create and nurture, and fulfilling this need overrides everything else.

Your Daily Tarot Card for December 25 & December 26

Your Daily Tarot Card for December 25

The Fool

This card represents the dreamer in you, the idealist, the mystic. The Fool desires to do great things, but is often unaware of just how difficult great things are to do. He must always be very careful of the choices he makes, and remember knowledge is his ally. The Fool often symbolizes a new beginning, unrestrained optimism, and curiosity that hasn’t been dulled by time. While The Fool may well indicate a lack of experience or grasp of the pitfalls along the path he is taking, it is equally true that his lack of experience leads him to believe all things are possible, which brings even impossible goals within his grasp.

 

Your Daily Tarot Card for December 26

The Lovers

The Lovers indicates both the most powerful of unions and the most of challenging conflicts humans must face. On one side The Lover’s embodies love and union on a cosmic scale—a love so strong, so inherently good that it actually makes the lovers better, more than they really are. All of the elements are there for the perfect union. The Lovers represent all powerful unions in general, and the elements that create/sustain them. The problem The Lovers face is temptation and the decision to act morally or abandon their ethics to take advantage of other opportunities that would be defined as transgressions.

 

About the Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces

About the Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces

The energy of the Water element, and the traits of Water signs Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces

Maria DeSimone

Water quenches the thirst of every life form whether plant or animal. It cleanses and purifies. Most of our planet consists of water.

Our bodies are primarily water. It’s the stuff tears are made of. Even life giving blood is mostly water. Astrologically, the element of Water exemplifies the variety of bottomless emotion and feeling responses we’re capable of.

The feeling nature is at least partly unconscious, and that’s a vital piece of information to help us understand the Water element. What’s interesting about the Water signs are that all of them have an acute awareness of the potency behind the unconscious while also being primarily driven by what they, themselves, are unconscious of.

Flowing traits

Without a doubt, the Water element is the most sensitive and intuitive. This element is capable of nourishing our soul through a deep, psychic understanding of what makes us operate. The element of Water is in touch with the source of creation and can sense that we, too, are a part of this divine birthplace. Water signs are incredibly empathic and can feel the emotions of others.

Water can also drown in another person’s emotional abyss if not careful because water has no boundaries. It soaks into us. Think about it. The element of Water can conform to the elements around it. When mixed with fire it creates steam, with earth it creates mud and with air it creates rain.

Water has no shape or permanent ability to remain solid. For this reason, water functions at its best when allowed to remain fluid. In fact, the power of water should not be underestimated. Water can extinguish fire, wash away earth and saturate the atmosphere so completely that it stops wind in its tracks.

Putting this into an astrological context, we can see that water has unlimited emotional depth and is self-contained. Water is also self-protective. If provoked, it won’t lose a battle with any other element … it prefers to do whatever it takes to guard itself from outside influences. This guarantees a serene place for personal reflection and insight.

Broken down by sign…

Although each of the three water signs: Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, will express the qualities of the Water element in a different way, what they all have in common is emotional depth. Individually however…

Cancer will express the element of water to pursue emotional security and to nurture and protect that which it feels most deeply connected to.

Scorpio will display the element of water in ways that encourage deep saturation of, and comfort with, emotional power.

Pisces will showcase the element of water by extending the deepest empathy and healing to everything that suffers.

 

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About the Fire Signs: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius

About the Fire Signs: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius

The energy of the Fire element, and the traits of Fire signs Aries, Leo and Sagittarius

Maria DeSimone

The element of Fire can’t be ignored. Fire gives light and warmth. Without it, there’s no chance at life. Fire signs are excitable, vital and enthusiastic. They command attention, whether they realize it or not.

Let’s keep it real … Fire signs know exactly the effect they’re having on the rest of us. They’re lighting up our lives!

Fire signs are known as the ones who bring joy, color and sass to what would be an otherwise dull world. This is energy that can’t be contained and rightly so. The Fire element is essential to our basic life force. This is the element that’s focused on the creation of self or personal identity.

The idiom “To light a fire under someone” encapsulates the potency of the Fire element. Nothing gets you moving more than fire. Period. The element of Fire is, without a doubt, the most active, self-motivated, high spirited and animated force. If you’re a Fire sign, you’ll never need anyone else to light that fire under you. You’ve got it naturally.

Fiery traits

The element of Fire is responsible for courage, confidence and initiative. Fire has no fear. Quite the contrary, Fire is to be feared. Interestingly enough, the element of Fire is not out to destroy — although it can. Fire may be bold, direct and occasionally reckless or impatient but it’s not vicious. There’s an innocent, honest quality in that the Fire element that yearns to freely express itself. Like a child.

When the element of Fire expresses itself in such a way it can either be endearing or downright irritating — especially to those who are more sensitive to the feelings of others. Fire isn’t trying to hurt, but it can. It can be the bluntly honest remark, the lack of self-control or its hasty nature, hungry for immediate gratification. Fire gives radiant life but it can, of course, burn.

Broken down by sign…

The three Fire signs of the zodiac are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. While they all share the essential nature of the Fire element, they each express it in a slightly different way.

Aries is concerned with the development of a strong ego self. This sign is action oriented and a born leader. As a result, this sign will use its Fire nature in a way that promotes new experiences.

Leo will focus on using the Fire element of light and fire to sustain warmth and joy. Leo is fun loving and dramatic, using the flamboyant nature of fire in a way to promote personal theatrics and to gain respect and recognition.

Sagittarius is a Fire sign that’s eternally seeking the truth in life. This sign will use its Fire energy to bravely assert opinions and ideals and to feed a never ending supply of optimism and inspiration.

 

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All About the Air Signs: Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius

All About the Air Signs: Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius

The energy of the Air element, and the traits of Air signs Gemini, Libra and Aquarius

Maria DeSimone

Breathing. It’s an unconscious part of our existence. However, without the ability to breathe in air we wouldn’t be here. Air is the energy element that we inhale.

Astrologically speaking, the element of Air is focused on inhaling mental energy. Air signs are gifted with the ability to concentrate their dynamism on ideas that have not yet come into the material world so that eventually … they do.

The element of Air has an intellectual idealism attached to it of course — and sometimes also a highbrow superiority complex. Regardless, this is the element that is able to achieve a mental sharpness like no other.

Learn more about the Air signs!

When you think about air you immediately realize a few things. Air is invisible, it cannot be enclosed and it is changeable. Air can be a calm balmy breeze or a ferocious wind storm, but either way, there’s a sense of detachment about it along with an ability to cover extensive ground. Again, let’s apply this astrologically…

Breezy traits

Air signs are known for being more detached and cerebral than others. Air signs aren’t overly emotional, which gives them the ability to think logically and to achieve a broad overview of their idea. Air signs also require extensive freedom of movement in order to express their ideas and individuality. You can never contain an Air sign!

The element of Air is detached from the immediate experience of daily life — never quite touching it — but always flowing around it. This detachment gives air its hallmark ability to be objective and to use its gifts to benefit many.

Ironically, although the element of Air has little emotion or sensitivity, it is the most social element. How is this possible? Air has the ability to objectively appreciate anyone or any group’s thoughts whether or not they agree with them.

The downside of Air is that occasionally, if air remains all “in their head” there’s a chance that it can become mentally imbalanced. That’s when you’ll see an eccentric Air side. If Air overvalues intellect it can become difficult to live in our physical world.

Broken down by sign…

Although the three Air signs Gemini, Libra and Aquarius, share many of these traits in common, each will express the element’s qualities in a unique way.

Gemini will manifest the element of Air as an acute ability to instantly notice and communicate about everything in its environment.

Libra will apply the element of Air as a drive to use its intellect in a way that promotes social harmony.

Aquarius will utilize the element of air to achieve the most remarkably detached ability to connect all people and every concept.

 

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About the Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn

About the Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn

The energy of the Earth element, and the traits of Earth signs Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn

Maria DeSimone

While each of the four elements is integral to life and survival, Earth is most connected to the physicality of life. Earth isn’t aggressive, it’s receptive.

While each of the four elements is integral to life and survival, Earth is most connected to the physicality of life. Earth isn’t aggressive, it’s receptive.

Without Earth, we would have nothing to hold us up. No foundation. No support. Earth is attuned to form and matter. These assets help to explain why the Earth signs are the most and durable of the zodiac.

What also helps Earth succeed wildly in our corporeal environment is the fact that the element of Earth is intricately connected with the physical senses. This allows Earth an intuitive grasp as to how the material world works — an almost natural understanding. Earth has the ability to use this instinct to ensure physical security is maintained, while also achieving a thorough enjoyment and appreciation of everything the physical world has to offer.

Solid traits

Because of these propensities, Earth is the element of patience, stability, commitment, discipline, permanence and strength. Nothing can grow without these qualities and the end result with Earth is typically prosperity. Earth may be slow and methodical, but it is also ultimately successful.

Earth’s tendencies towards being so practical can have its drawbacks. Imagination may be lacking in Earth since the focus is mostly on what can be proven to exist by virtue of what one sees, tastes, touches, feels or hears. An inability to deal with what cannot be explained in our physical universe can limit Earth’s potency and lead to a rigid, narrow minded, materialistic view of life and our world.

Still, if Earth can open itself up to that which it cannot sink its teeth into then, its potential to achieve prosperity will enhance tenfold.

Broken down by sign…

While all of the Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn) will share these qualities of the Earth element, each will express them in a unique manner.

Taurus will convey a deep connection to and appreciation of the physical senses and will often successfully take command of preserving physical security.

Virgo will masterfully volunteer to be of service to others, displaying a humble, flexible demeanor while expertly executing any task they commit to.

Capricorn will climb the most unbearable mountain with perseverance and ambitious determination in order to achieve any goal they set for themselves.

 

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Your Daily Horoscope for Wednesday, December 26

Your Daily Horoscope for Wednesday, December 26

by Kelli Fox

Aries

March 21- April 19

If you notice today that people seem especially quiet or reserved, your initial urge might be to draw them out of their shells by any means necessary. But it may be smarter to model your own behaviour after theirs. This is one of those days when focus and hard work are favoured, while boisterous behaviour and inappropriate jokes aren’t. Keep in mind that people are rather easily offended under the current influence.

Taurus

April 20-May 20

A grounded attitude makes your life easy today. Instead of trying to live up to impossible standards, you have a sense of what’s workable and what isn’t. You can move forward with confidence, because you know your projections are well founded. Anyone who might be observing your progress is sure to be impressed, but you aren’t in this for the glory. The satisfaction of a job well done is reward enough.

Gemini

May 21-June 21

Your usual witticisms are likely to fall on deaf ears today, and people may look askance if you’re silly or playful. There’s a focused attitude now, so tap into it if you can. Or at least pretend! Work quietly at the office, or tackle a cleaning or organisational project at home. Get something accomplished and cross it off your task list. At the very least, this will create a welcome sense of achievement.

Cancer

June 22-July 22

Today you’re concerned with real-world issues — work, money and the responsibilities you juggle every day. A thoughtful approach to any task or problem works best now. The current cosmic energy favours a realistic view of your capabilities. Since you’re interested in long-term security, both financial and emotional, it’s a good time to strengthen that foundation in any way that might apply. Attend to details now, so you won’t have to later.

Leo

July 23-August 22

Your usual, energetic demeanour is toned down under today’s cosmic influence. Like many people, you probably have a lot to do. Even if you have a wide-open agenda, a nervous feeling could still hang over you, as if you’re pressed for time. Stay busy, if you want to. But if you’re just creating the illusion of having things to do and places to be, go ahead and take a break.

Virgo

August 23-September 22

Your perspective is almost entirely logical today. You trust your own and others’ perceptions only if they’re grounded in fact. This works well in plenty of situations — attending to mundane business, for example, or constructing a professional or academic project. But when it comes to dealing with people and emotions, a different approach may be needed. Don’t forget that rationality doesn’t apply to feelings. Be open on more than the mental level.

Libra

September 23-October 22

Your friends and coworkers seem a little aloof today. You might prefer a warmer, more sociable atmosphere, but you’re preoccupied with your own responsibilities, too. The current energy is just right for getting a lot accomplished, no matter how tedious or complicated the job might be. A methodical approach works best. It allows you to see any places where the process breaks down, so you can rework or revise, and move on.

Scorpio

October 23 – November 22

You’re an emotional person at your core, and sometimes your feelings get in the way of logic or reason. But that isn’t likely to happen today, because your mind and heart are working smoothly together. You’re able to blend common sense with intuition, reason with compassion, with great results. This holistic perspective makes it easy to tackle whatever you might have on your agenda, whether professional or personal in nature.

Sagittarius

November 23-December 20

The current cosmic energy is logical in nature. This influence could make you feel rather inhibited, since creativity, idealism and exploration — your strengths, your favourite things — now take a back seat to realism. It’s important to stay grounded. Approach your work and other tasks methodically. Set high standards and then focus on attaining them. Most of all, follow through on the goals you set and the promises you make.

Capricorn

December 21-January 19

You’re methodical in your approach to work and other responsibilities today. You’ll find that a logical, step-by-step process works best in almost any situation. You tend to focus naturally on the standard that has been set or the rules that have been established, and under the current influence, that focus pays off. At the very least, your performance will impress your employer or set a good example for others.

Aquarius

January 20-February 18

It’s easy to get absorbed in your duties today, especially if you have a lot on your task list. But this could cause issues in your personal relationships, and even more so if you’re naturally somewhat aloof. The current cosmic energy makes people less emotionally expressive. You might simply forget to treat your friend or sweetheart with warm affection. Fulfilling responsibilities is important, but so is connecting at that human level.

Pisces

February 19-March 20

You may feel pressure today from your employer, professor or some other source to attain impossibly high standards in your efforts. The current cosmic energy does highlight people’s perfectionist streaks. But try not to let others’ expectations cause you too much stress. The important thing now is to do your best, and be satisfied with that. Trying to exceed a reasonable expectation of achievement will just make you feel inadequate.

 

Published on Sydney Morning Herald