Introduction to Ogham – Third Aicme

Introduction to Ogham – Third Aicme

 

Muin (MUHN)                    vine (Rubus fruticosa)

Muin (MUHN, like “foot”), blackberry* In Ireland Muin refers to the Bramble or Blackberry shrub, which grows wild along every hedgerow in Ireland it has a prickly spreading vine system and fruits in September a rich fruity wine can be made from the fruits.

The Vine is considered one of the Chieftain trees of the Ogham. Its attributes involve Inner
development. Vine is considered a tree of reincarnation and eternal life due to the spiraling
pattern of its growth. The Blackberry vine is often used in healing and money spells.

 

Gort (GORT)                Ivy (Hedera helix)

Gort (GORT), ivy – Ivy is also a vine, growing to 100 feet long in beech woods and around
human habitations, where it is widely planted as a ground cover. Ivy produces greenish
flowers before Samhain on short, vertical shrubby branches.

The leaves of these flowering branches lack the characteristic lobes of the leaves of the rest
of the plant. Like holly, ivy is evergreen, its dark green leaves striking in the bare forests of
midwinter. Ivy is widely cultivated in North America.

It is a member of the Ginseng family (Araliaceae).

The Greek God of Wine, “Bacchus”, wore a crown of ivy.

Ivy is the plant badge of the Gordons who originated in the lowlands of Scotland. The Greeks and Druid priests gave newlyweds wreaths of ivy to confer a blessing of strength and eternal love. Bards were presented Ivy crowns for their festivals (Eistedfods).

Ivy invokes protection when planted on or near a house. Ivy is equated with fidelity and is
woven into marriage wreaths. It is also used in charms to bind luck, love, and fidelity to your person.

 

nGéatal (NYEH-dl)           Reed (Phragmites australis)

Ngetal (NYEH-tl), reed – The term “reed” is used with great imprecision in North America,
but it is clear that the reed of the Ogham is the common reed (Phragmites australis). This is a giant grass, with stems as high as 12 feet. It grows in marshy areas, where it often forms dense stands.

The vertical stems live only a single year, dying in the autumn and being replaced with new
green shoots in the spring. The dead stems rattle and whisper in late autumn winds.

In North America it is widespread in cooler climates. Common reed is in the Grass family
(Poaceae, or Gramineae).

 

Reed indicates direct action, and finding direction and meanings for the purpose of your
journey. The Reed is symbolic of music, bagpipes and flutes.

A broken reed is the symbol of all that is untrustworthy, for it shows something that is
rigid and inflexible. Reed is associated with the salmon of wisdom and most waterfowl.
Cut Reeds were used as pens and symbolized wisdom and scholarship.

 

Straif (STRAHF)                Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)

Straif (STRAHF), blackthorn – The blackthorn is a relative of cherries and plums, and is the source of the sloe fruit. The fruit has been used for centuries to make a potent alcohol that was drunk during Pagan rituals in Eastern Europe, and in British Isles.

It is a thorny shrub growing to 12 feet, often forming thickets on south-facing slopes. The
blue-black fruits are edible, but bitter until after the first frost. Blackthorns are seldom
cultivated in North America. They are members of the Rose family (Rosaceae).

Blackthorn is depicted in many fairy tales throughout Europe as a tree of ill omen. A long hard winter is referred to as a Blackthorn Winter.

It is a sacred tree to the Dark, or Crone aspect of the Triple Goddess, and represents the Waning and Dark Moons. Blackthorn is known as “the increaser and keeper of dark secrets”.

The tree is linked with warfare, wounding and death, associated with the Scottish Cailleach
– the Crone of Death, and the Irish Morrigan. In Scotland, winter begins when the Cailleach (also the Goddess of winter) strikes the ground with Her Blackthorn staff.

A black rod is a Blackthorn wand with fixed thorns on the end, used to cause harm to others. In British folklore, a witch will use a Blackthorn stang in rituals of cursing. The sharp thorns were reputedly used by English witches to pierce poppets in their curses, called the “pins of slumber”.

In South Devon folklore in England, witches and heretics were burned on Blackthorn pyres. The Devil was said, in medieval times, to prick his follower’s fingers with the thorn of a Blackthorn tree.

The Irish cudgel is called a “bata”, or more popularly, a shillelagh. The shillelagh is usually made from Blackthorn.

In England Witches would carve the Norse rune “Thorn” on a Blackthorn stave for protection.

Blackthorn often topped the Maypole entwined with Hawthorn, and is called “Mother of the Woods”.

 

Ruis (RWEESH)                       Elder (Sambucus nigra)

Ruis (RWEESH), elder: The common elder is a shrub growing to 30 feet in damp clearings,
along the edge of woods, and especially near habitations. Elders are grown for their blackish berries, which are used for preserves and wine. The leaf scars have the shape of a crescent moon. Elder branches have broad spongy pith in their centers, much like the marrow of long bones, and an elder branch stripped of its bark is very bone-like. Common elders are seldom seen in cultivation. Elders are in the Honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae).

Elder is sacred to the Celtic White Lady and the Summer Solstice. The Elder is a tree of Venus and is associated with the element of Air.

Early European legends tell of a dryad called Hylde-moer, The Elder Tree Mother, who lives in the Elder tree and watches over it. Should the tree be chopped down and furniture made of the wood, Hylde-moer would follow her property and haunt the owners.

Elder as a Vampire protection is older folklore than the lore about garlic.

It is said in Irish folklore that it is Elder which is used by witches for their magic “hobby
horses” and besoms.

The Elder is also seen in a negative light by the Christian religion, since Judas allegedly hanged himself from an Elder tree and the cross used to crucify Jesus was supposed to be made of Elder.

According to the Rede; Elder is the Lady’s Tree, burn it not or cursed ye be!

Planet Tracker for Dec. 27: Jupiter in Sagittarius, Now Until Dec. 2, 2019

Jupiter in Sagittarius: Outgoing, Lucky, and Limitless

Now Until December 2, 2019

Tarot.com Staff

Jupiter comes home when he enters the adventurous and lucky sign of Sagittarius! Because Jupiter rules Sagittarius, this planet and sign combination works very well together, which makes it easier for us to access its fortunate energy. These are optimistic times when our opportunities are abundant and our possibilities are limitless.

Both Jupiter and Sagittarius encourage us to explore new horizons and grow our minds, hearts, and lives to create more opportunity and happiness for ourselves. When Jupiter is in Sagittarius, we are fired up with a fresh enthusiasm for learning, traveling, and enjoying the gifts of the world.

When Jupiter is in Sagittarius
Jupiter in Sagittarius is not a time to sit at home doing and thinking the same old things. Jupiter is the largest of all the planets and represents growth, big ideas, and grand experiences. There is no better time than Jupiter’s transit through Sagittarius to expand our horizons, both mentally and physically. We are no longer comforted by the safety of familiar places — we are itching for something else, and the more we try and the more we risk, the greater rewards we’ll find.

Sagittarius is represented by the Archer, who aims his arrow high and far. With Jupiter in Sagittarius, we are encouraged to connect with our own dreams and futures, and realize what we can do in the present moment that will help us reach our ultimate goals. There is a risk, however, of aiming so high that we establish goals that are, in fact, out of reach. DO dream big — even bigger than usual — but remember that if you want your dreams to come true, you can’t ignore the realistic steps you’ll need to take to attain them.

Still, during Jupiter’s transit through Sagittarius, the journey is more important than the ultimate destination. It’s a great feeling to accomplish what we set out to do, but it’s the experience that teaches us. Even if we never actually reach our goal, we will learn invaluable lessons along the way.

There’s an extra emphasis on expanding our minds through the exploration of not only new places, but new concepts — learning about different philosophies, religions, and cultures helps us better understand our own place in the world. We are searching for ultimate truths during Jupiter in Sagittarius, but we must be careful that this doesn’t backfire. We can become so addicted to being right that it can lead to prejudice and judgement. We’re being invited to understand other points of view, not to become so entrenched in our own religious and political viewpoints that all others become wrong or invalid. The more self-righteous we feel, the more we limit ourselves — which is the exact opposite of the growth and open-mindedness that Jupiter in Sagittarius is meant to bring to our lives.

Jupiter in Sagittarius isn’t about honing in on one thing, but about exploring and experiencing all the flavors of the world. Think bigger, reach further, and open wider, and Jupiter in Sagittarius will bless you with more than you could imagine.

Jupiter Retrograde in Sagittarius
When Jupiter is retrograde in Sagittarius, the opportunities Jupiter normally bestows on us slow down or may even become blocked. But this is certainly not meant to discourage us — in fact, it’s the opposite. When we have a clear and easy path to our goals, we tend to think less, risk less, and grow less — we simply take the steps needed and find success. During Jupiter’s retrograde, however, these roadblocks present us with opportunities to rethink our methods, to try something we’ve never tried before, and to grow in ways we wouldn’t otherwise.

It’s been said that “opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls, and looks like work.” This is Jupiter Retrograde in Sagittarius in a nutshell. This retrograde forces us to open our minds and move beyond the limits forced upon us, which will actually create MORE opportunities and successes for us in the end.

If you were born with Jupiter in Sagittarius
Lucky you! People born with Jupiter at home in Sagittarius are fortunate, free-thinking, and future-focused. You are always ready to learn something new, and probably have a wealth of interests to keep you busy. Whether it’s a different language, a new hobby, or a religion other than your own, you place a lot of value on learning and expanding both your mind and your perspective on the world around you.

The world is your oyster, and you intend to see as much of it as you can. Sagittarius is THE sign of travel, and Jupiter here is a personal invitation to expand your horizons as much as you possibly can in this lifetime. Adventure is constantly calling your name, and you probably become restless when you are stuck in one place for too long. There are lessons, experiences, and treasures in every nook and cranny of the world, and finding them is your goal and your greatest reward.

Because you are optimistic by nature, it’s easier for you to take risks than it is for others. The unknown is not scary, it’s exciting to you. You realize that you make your own luck, and that the more you put into your life, the more you’ll get out of it.

One thing you need to watch out for, however, is excess. Your Jupiter in Sagittarius makes you think you can never have too much of a good thing — until you spend yourself into debt or take a relationship so far so fast that you can’t find your way back to center. Your ability to dream and do things big is one of your greatest assets, but a little moderation every now and then will help you keep your life sane and your relationships with loved ones intact.

 

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Your Ogham Reading for for Dec. 27 (N.H.) & Dec. 28 (S.H.)

Your Ogham Reading for for Dec. 27

Idho-Yew

In the Celtic religion the yew tree is a symbol of eternal life. Yew is often found in churchyards across Europe, and the oldest known wood artifact is a yew spearhead dating over 450,000 years old. Idho has a long and ancient connection with man, making it symbolic of death and renewal. The yew is a gateway for the dying before they find eternal life. Drawing this letter does not imply physical death, however it does show a great change is about to occur in life!

Fortune – This Ogham signifies death. Not in the literal sense but metaphorically it is time to let go or move on from something important. The rebirth will be grand!

 

Your Ogham Reading for for Dec. 28

Coll-Hazel

The Celts believed that hazelnuts gave inspiration and wisdom, even in many other cultures the hazel tree and it’s branches and nuts are used for protection. In Celtic mythology one of the greatest leaders named Fionn Mac Cumhail magically gained wisdom after eating salmon that sustained themselves upon hazelnuts. The ogham letter coll denotes wisdom, divination, and inspiration. Drawing this letter will give you a deeper look into you questions and concerns.

Fortune – Look inward to your own wisdom to gain the answer you seek. Be creative, be perceptive, this Ogham shows you already have the answer!

Your Daily Runes for Dec. 27 (N.H.) & Dec. 28 (S.H.)

Your Daily Rune for Dec. 27

 

Raidho

“The journey is the destination.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Your Daily Rune for Dec. 28

Othala

“We inherit ourselves.”

Othala – “Oh-thall-ah” – Literally: “Homeland” or “Ancestral Lot” – Esoteric: Inheritance, estate, noble

Rune of anscetral spiritual power, divine inheritance and earthly estate.

Psi: ancestral spiritual power

Energy: ancestral spiritual power, inheritance, heaven on earth, “The gift of Ing”, paradise, utopia

Mundane: household, estate, inheritance

Divinations: A home or estate, group prosperity, group order, freedom, productive interaction; or lack of customary order, totalitarianism, slavery, poverty, homelessness, xenophobia, racism, genocide.

Governs:

Rightful inheritance from ancestral holdings
Collection of numinous power and knowledge from past generations
Acquisitions of wealth and property
Right understanding of global unity
Security, safety, protection, the walls of Asgard
Ascension to King amongst men
Realization of Paradise

 

The Daily Tarot Cards for Dec. 27 (N.H.) & Dec. 28 (S.H.)

The Daily Tarot Card for Dec. 27

Death

Keywords: Transformation, separation, loss, liberation, revolution!

Astrological Correspondence: Scorpio

Initially a nameless card, Death very seldom literally means death. Instead it is the image of profound transformation, the ending of one cycle, and the transition into a new state. It symbolizes sudden and inevitable change, death of the old self so that new consciousness can emerge. The experience can be saddening or painful, and we might be reluctant to accept the inevitability of the ending. Accepting and recognizing the necessity of endings thus liberates and allows for inner change, rebirth, and renewal. The negative interpretation is depression due to neglecting that a cycle has come to an end, b

The Magician

Keywords: work, new beginnings, activity, overwork!

Astrological Correspondence: Mercury

As the archetype of the masculine principle, the Magician represents someone who is able to achieve goals through his creative abilities and his skills in using the tools available to him. The Magician symbolizes the beginning of something new, when everything is possible. It can be a start of a new relationship, the birth of a new idea or creative project, or a financial strategy. The Magician is a confident person realizing his full potential by taking positive action and focusing his attention and energies on the task at hand. This includes employing magic. On the negative side, the Magician represents egotism, treachery, and overconfidence, thereby misleading others into making wrong choices.

reakup of relationships, obsession, and stagnation.

The Daily Tarot Card for Dec. 28

The Magician

Keywords: work, new beginnings, activity, overwork!

Astrological Correspondence: Mercury

As the archetype of the masculine principle, the Magician represents someone who is able to achieve goals through his creative abilities and his skills in using the tools available to him. The Magician symbolizes the beginning of something new, when everything is possible. It can be a start of a new relationship, the birth of a new idea or creative project, or a financial strategy. The Magician is a confident person realizing his full potential by taking positive action and focusing his attention and energies on the task at hand. This includes employing magic. On the negative side, the Magician represents egotism, treachery, and overconfidence, thereby misleading others into making wrong choices.

 

10 Fast Tarot Spreads for Love

10 Fast Tarot Spreads for Love

 

Are you trying to find the answer to a perplexing love situation? Are you concerned your partner doesn’t feel the same as you about your relationship? Do you simply need to get clear in your mind about your feelings toward a certain person? Lunar Café to the rescue with 10 fast tarot spreads for love.

These quick spreads can be adapted to your own situation, so don’t be afraid to mix up the questions and positions if it feels right to do so.

1 You/Them Tarot Spread

The You/them spread can be used for any relationship, not just a romantic one.

This is a five card reading, two cards on the left, two on the right and one in the middle. The left cards represent your perspective and your feelings. The two on the right are their perspective and feelings. The card in the middle is the way forward or general advice.

2 Future Love

What do you need to know about your future love? Try this four-card spread to find out what’s around the corner in your love-life. Lay the cards out vertically, with the first card nearest you. It should be like a road going into the future.

  • What love energy currently surrounds me?
  • How do I bring new love into my life?
  • What will attract me to this person?
  • What will be the future for this relationship?

3 Love Challenges

A simple three-card spread to help you deal with a challenge in your current relationship. Lay the cards out horizontally, from left to right.

  • What is the cause of this challenge?
  • What can I do about it?
  • Where are we headed?

4 Find the Perfect Lover

Use this spread to discover how your subconscious can guide you to the right person. Five cards laid out in a diagonal, bottom to top, left to right.

  • What do I need to know about myself in respect to love?
  • What challenges might I need to face?
  • What qualities do I need in my perfect partner?
  • What will my new lover teach me?
  • In what circumstances will we meet?

5 Get Out of This Relationship Spread

Maybe you are entangled in a relationship that is not good for you? This fast tarot spread will point you in the right direction. Three cards, first two at the base of a triangle, the third forms the point.

  • What’s wrong here?
  • Why is this relationship bad for me?
  • How do I move forward?

6 Are We Meant to Be Together?

This four-card reading is for when you don’t know where you are headed in your relationship. It will help you uncover your soul connection. Four cards laid in a square, one and two on the left; three and four on the right.

  • What is the basis of this relationship?
  • Did we have a past life connection?
  • What is our life lesson together
  • What is our future together?

7 Why Do We Hurt Each Other?

Sometimes we seem locked into a pattern of pain. Use this spread to identify why, and how to change the dynamic of the relationship. Remember that you can’t alter another person’s behavior; you can only change yourself. Making such changes often leads to the other person adjusting too.

Four cards: one and two at the top; three and four underneath to form a square.

  • What do I need to understand about my lover?
  • Why do we keep doing this?
  • What should I change about my attitude?
  • What can I change about my behavior?

8 New Relationship Spread

It’s good to know and understand the positive aspects of any new relationship. Use this spread to discover the strengths and possible challenges up ahead.

A five-card spread. First three cards laid down on the left, then the next two to the right of them, then the last one on the right again to form a right-pointing arrow head.

  • What gifts do I bring to this relationship?
  • What qualities does my lover bring?
  • What is our common ground?
  • What challenges will we face?
  • How will the relationship progress?

9 Love or Friendship?

Often it’s hard to know where we stand in a relationship. Is there a real attraction? Is this potential love or is it friendship? This fast tarot spread might help you gain clarification.

Three cards, left to right.

  • What is the current basis of our attraction?
  • What do I need to know?
  • Will it remain the same or can it evolve into love?

10 Marriage Tarot Spread

This spread is for when only marriage will do. You aren’t looking for a casual fling, you are looking for marriage. You wonder if your current partner would make a good marriage partner. Also, it’s good to know if there are any external factors or people, who can influence the situation.

Six cards in two columns of three. One-two-three on the left; four-five-six on the right.

  • How my partner feels about me.
  • How my partner feels about marriage.
  • What outside influences affect us?
  • How other people could interfere.
  • Will my partner be faithful?
  • Will my partner love, respect, and cherish me?

Bonus Fast Tarot Spread For Summer Love

Here is one extra spread for summer. It’s not about finding romantic love or your next partner; it’s all about you. It’s about finding the love and creativity within your own being. Take the opportunity to let the tarot sing your praises. Why are you holding yourself back? How can you make improvements that benefit you, and the world?

Five cards, laid out in any way you like. Just remember the positions you have allocated. Take a photo of the cards to refer back to later. If they don’t make perfect sense now, they may do after a little time has passed.

  • What qualities should I value in myself?
  • What is holding me back from fulfilling my potential?
  • In what way should I take care of myself better?
  • How does love express itself through me?
  • What can I offer the world?

 

 

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Your Love Horoscopes for Thursday, Dec. 27 & Friday, Dec. 28

Pisces Daily Love Horoscope

Thursday 27th of December 2018

The cosmos appears determined to bring a bit of confusion into your romantic world, and the biggest hurdle you might have to overcome surrounds conveying yourself with crystal clarity to a loved one. Until this confusing energy subsides, don’t instigate any major, deep conversations with a special person. Take this time to get your message straight in your head, so when it does emerge, you’ve covered all the mental bases.

Pisces tomorrow love horoscope:

Friday 28th of December 2018

It can all too easy to focus on the shortfalls or inconsistencies in your love life at this time but stop for a moment and consider why an attitude of gratitude is needed. Even if you believe you’ve been shortchanged in love or your expectations seem to be consistently higher than what your heart experiences, you have a chance to reconnect with what you truly want and set a realistic plan to make it happen. Perhaps, you’ve been too busy wishing and not doing enough ‘doing? That could change in a heartbeat if you want it to.

Capricorn Daily Love Horoscope

Thursday 27th of December 2018

You might feel more inclined to face and resolve certain love life issues if you had the physical energy to do so. Recent stresses in and outside your emotional world might have taken a toll on your mojo, and you’re right to accept that progress relies on you having your it recharged and revived. Whether it’s peace or answers you need, you’ll be better placed to find either or both if you allow your energy levels to return. A bit of patience applied now could save much stress later.

Capricorn tomorrow love horoscope:

Friday 28th of December 2018

Days can easily turn to weeks when you’re preoccupied with work or career matters, and we’re all guilty of allowing our emotional world to be the first to bear the brunt of this. You could be at risk of burning more than one candle at both ends to placate everyone other than a loved one or someone who yearns to be closer to you. Your heart needs and deserves as much care and attention as anyone or anything detracting your focus from affairs of the heart now. See what you can do to redress this imbalance.

Sagittarius Daily Love Horoscope

Thursday 27th of December 2018

Just when you thought something was ticking along nicely or needed no more constant attention or effort, an issue rears its head once again. Being led by exasperation and giving the least amount of effort isn’t the answer, either. Be honest and diligent as you tackle this love life matter and if you’re an attached Archer, then don’t believe it’s yours to resolve alone. This might not be the idea of teamwork you had in mind, but there can be benefits to you and your paramour of putting your heads together to come up with a solution to this little snafu.

Sagittarius tomorrow love horoscope:

Friday 28th of December 2018

Your mind could come up with numerous ways to say the same thing to a loved one or potential partner, but it’s important you adhere to the KISS motto: Keep It Simple Sagittarius! You have superb cosmic support to speak your mind to someone close, but unless you streamline your message of love, it could get lost or diluted within all that’s superfluous or irrelevant. Apply a mental filter to ensure your words are grounded in reality, and all will be fine.

Scorpio Daily Love Horoscope

Thursday 27th of December 2018

Even if you feel intensity escalating in a love relationship, you can make it manageable by having a heart-to-heart conversation with a loved one. You have questions that need answers, and although the current climate might feel tense or electric, it could help to open the lines of communication in ways you and your paramour will find helpful.

Scorpio tomorrow love horoscope:

Friday 28th of December 2018

Emotions could be volatile in so many ways now, and an intense, passionate experience could catch you off guard. However, it’s important to see whatever occurs as a stepping stone to something solid or permanent with affairs of the heart. Whether this involves a new attitude that will serve you well into the future or a sexy encounter that leads to something deeper blossoming between you and someone special, welcome whatever feels intense. Consider it a reward!

Libra Daily Love Horoscope

Thursday 27th of December 2018

You’ll need to be realistic when setting an ambitious plan in your love life. You could decide to go for broke only to discover that you’ve created complications where you didn’t envisage any. Don’t apply too much fervent energy to your idea or plan to the point where your emotional stamina dwindles. Try to embark upon your passionate plan in stages, rather than on one fell swoop!

Libra tomorrow love horoscope:

Friday 28th of December 2018

It could become clear that cooperation is the way to go with making romantic or relationship progress. This will be particularly true if you were determined to pursue something solo and whatever reasons you might have had to exclude a loved one or potential partner could fade into insignificance now. You’re right to sense that collaboration is a far sexier option than trying to take charge on your own. You and someone close have your eye on the same result or destination, and that’s what matters.

Virgo Daily Love Horoscope

Thursday 27th of December 2018

Now is as good a time as any to look inward and take stock of what is and what might no longer be important where affairs of the heart are concerned. If you kid yourself or aren’t completely honest, then you’ll gain very little from this brief period of self-reflection. Consider your romantic and intimate needs and if current circumstances are moving in a direction that holds the promise of future fulfillment. If they don’t, then a new trajectory can be set that can fire your optimism.

Virgo tomorrow love horoscope:

Friday 28th of December 2018

You might be surprised at how a memory triggers a wave of thoughts that could take you into new realms of fantasy. What – or who – you banished to the past could take the form of a recurring thought or dream. Don’t become too focused on trying to understand why your mind is being taken down Memory Lane in this way. Although it will be brief, it’s possible a lesson is contained in your mind’s creations that can be applied to your current love life circumstances.

Leo Daily Love Horoscope

Thursday 27th of December 2018

You may find your efforts to make romantic or relationship progress get cut short before you have a chance to implement your plan properly. You could be dealing with certain circumstances beyond your control and can always return to your love life plan once again when things settle. Don’t convince yourself that any further effort will be pointless. Think positively and optimistically!

Leo tomorrow love horoscope:

Friday 28th of December 2018

What might have appeared straightforward in your emotional world recently might seem unusually and frustratingly complex now. This could require some out-of-the-box thinking and can up the ante in your emotional world or one special connection delightfully. You’re a creative so-and-so in every other way, and your love life can benefit wonderfully from applying your imagination fervently – and confidently!

Cancer Daily Love Horoscope

Thursday 27th of December 2018

You’re not usually one to put work or career obligations above love and romance, but duty could call loudly at this time, leaving you no choice but to do so. However, it’s by distancing yourself briefly from matters of the heart that you could have one or two brainwaves or gain insight into a romantic or relationship situation that has been confusing recently. When your focus returns to your love life circumstances, something could be seen in a new and necessary light.

Cancer tomorrow love horoscope:

Friday 28th of December 2018

As determined as you might feel to have complete control of your love life, you could discover that you can’t account for every eventuality or steer every development. Once you accept what’s beyond your control, you could feel a tremendous weight lifted. You know what you’ve carried alone and where support – both emotional and physical – has been sparse or non-existent. Let the love gods take over. Relax and see where current circumstances take you. It’s your turn to be carried for a change.

Gemini Daily Love Horoscope

Thursday 27th of December 2018

Breaking free from a painfully repetitive pattern in your emotional world or a special relationship could become a priority now. Making the positive change you have in mind can happen if you’re willing to take that one, crucial step to bring it. You might not bring the desired change overnight but being bold is your ticket to bringing an end to something that has become monotonous.

Gemini tomorrow love horoscope:

Friday 28th of December 2018

You might prefer that a secret remained concealed, but could sense the importance of sharing whatever-it-is with a loved one or potential partner. Although honesty will be the best policy, you can manage or control the extent to which you spill your emotional beans. A slow and measured way of speaking up or ‘fessing up will serve you well, so take your time in the knowledge that you’re doing the right thing by revealing what’s on your mind or in your heart but on a level that suits you.

Taurus Daily Love Horoscope

Thursday 27th of December 2018

Coming up with imaginative solutions to romantic or relationship dilemmas or concerns will take the edge off of any tension brewing in the background. It’s also possible you’re discovering or rediscovering passionate feelings that could feel overwhelming at times. However, slow, calculated steps are essential for progress now. Be clever, but also be prepared to give your innovative ideas time to mature gradually.

Taurus tomorrow love horoscope:

Friday 28th of December 2018

Emotions could be prone to fluctuating at this time, but your fervent feelings can be focused in a way that brings much needed, timely clarity where you could use some. A valuable lesson in love is on offer now and managing your emotional responses is the key to finding and applying it. Regardless of what might feel confusing, a positive attitude reinforced with genuine, heartfelt actions is your ticket to something delightfully heartwarming on offer.

Aries Daily Love Horoscope

Thursday 27th of December 2018

You could be tempted to stand your ground with a loved one, but your intentions have less to do with simply wanting to get your way and more to do with sticking up for the best interests of your relationship. You might have a clearer idea of what needs to change in your love connection, and if someone close needs to have this pointed out in no uncertain terms, then you’ll do so. With words like ‘we’ and ‘us’ used frequently, you’ll succeed.

Aries tomorrow love horoscope:

Friday 28th of December 2018

Your efforts to bring peace to a love connection won’t be in vain, so don’t focus intently on any downsides. With the right attitude and plenty of sensitivity, you could succeed in boosting the passionate energy a close relationship. There might be one or two intense exchanges along the way, but if your heart’s in the right place, something can move forward delightfully.

Aquarius Daily Love Horoscope

Thursday 27th of December 2018

You might be dealing with passionate energy you don’t understand, but that’s what might make it feel so exciting. However, your enthusiasm might not be as infectious as you believe it will be if a loved one shows little interest in what excites you. Nonetheless, focusing on something important to you boosts your happiness, and that’s what matters. If a loved one won’t support your idea and or give you the space to pursue it, then there’s your first clue that you’ve got a separate issue to resolve first.

Aquarius tomorrow love horoscope:

Friday 28th of December 2018

Passion could increase and manifest in more than one way, but that gives you a tantalizing array of choices regarding where to channel it! Far be it from you to ‘play it safe’ or choose the safest, most obvious solution and it’s that attitude that can bring a very pleasing love life development now, or shortly. Being a bit bolder about love can bring progress you’ll feel proud to have made.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, December 27, 2018

Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, December 27, 2018

Claire Petulengro, Astrologer

From The Astrology Room

 

ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)

I know it feels as if time is moving too slowly lately. What you don’t see is that your close ones are doing as much as they can to ensure you get what you want. Try to thank those involved. It will help give them the push and reminder that they need.

 

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)

Relationships come under the spotlight and many of your sign will spend their time trying to analyse the very confusing signals you have been given of late. Time spent with those you know well is guaranteed to be the tonic you need.

 

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)

There is a degree of uncertainty to all you are doing at this time. That’s not a worry to a sign such as you Gemini. Any negativity you receive will only serve to make you more determined.

 

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)

Try not to create too much of a competitive air between you and your friends today, or you will sour what should and can be a really memorable week. News from far away gives you several reasons to get excited about the year ahead.

 

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)

Learn as if you were to live forever. It is how you will turn a possibility into a certain plan. You think you don’t have the respect of those you work for, but today is about to show you otherwise. Work issues from last month can finally be tied up now.

 

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)

The need for fun is strong in your chart which could see you telling white lies to those you no longer wish to associate with. Know how far is too far to go or you could cast yourself as unreliable to those who are only just getting to know you.

 

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)

Friends could become so much more for many of your sign and it would be worth your while trying to slow your pace and enjoy each moment you experience. You weren’t sure current situations had staying power, but they do! Ring now for a better approach to life.

 

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)

The things you haven’t started are still waiting for you to address them. If you feel you can’t do this alone, then enlist the help of those you love. Your stars tell me they’re more than ready to give you the support you need.

 

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)

Are you sure you’re taking care of yourself as well as everyone else Sagittarius? If you think you are worthy of attention, then others will too. Changes to the home will soon be on your mind, and they’re good ones!

 

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)

The need to tie up old chapters so you can begin a fresh one is prominent in your chart. This is also a really good week to try to kick bad habits, as you’re likely to succeed if you try now.

 

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)

The chance to do new things is strong in your stars. You are ready to admit that a sign such as you needs constant stimulation as well as the realisation that you cannot do a job you don’t feel passionate about.

 

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)

Your imagination goes into overdrive and you may even end up accusing your close ones of things they have not and would not do. Know how far is too far to go. Today offers you the chance to find some common ground again. Make sure you take advantage.

 

 

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Had to check this one out: House Cleaning According to Your Zodiac Sign

House Cleaning According to Your Zodiac Sign

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The holidays are over and we’re all looking forward to spring. As the sun spends more time peeking out at us, it’s also peeking into our homes. Lovely. Until you notice the dust and the smears and the dog hair tumble weeds in the corners. Time for a burst of energetic house cleaning. So, are you full of enthusiasm for the job? Do you look upon it as a massive waste of time? Or perhaps you just can’t see the necessity? A big part of how you approach housework is connected to your personality traits, so how do you tackle house cleaning according to your zodiac sign?

Aries March 21 – April 19

If most Aries can’t persuade someone in their family to do the job, they would rather pay a professional than tackle it themselves. No way do they ever want to deal with all those dirty details. However, there are certain Aries among us who will roll up their sleeves and rush around like a tornado Getting Things Done. It’s rare but it happens. They treat the whole thing as though they are embarking on a great adventure. Don’t ever get in their way.

Taurus April 20 – May 20

Taurus approaches the job methodically. They will spend quite a long time planning their cleaning strategy. It could be organized room-by room, or task-by-task. Once they have their plan, they’ll get to it. It’ll take a while but it will get done, and it will be done well. Having said that, Taurus is so keen on maintaining a clean and tidy home, to the rest of us, it already appears clean enough.

Gemini May 21 – June 20

Most Geminis are a curious mix of everything tidy on the surface, but it’s not so good when you delve down a little. Gemini loves to have a clean house, but they think the cleaning fairies will be along any time now. Eventually it will occur to them that they really need to do something it. They’ll grab a can of furniture spray polish and clean everything with it. Well, that’s what my Gemini used to do when ‘cleaning’ his own apartment.

Cancer June 21 – July 22

Clean and tidy Cancer. Your home is your nest. It is always lovely. Warm, welcoming and shiny as a new pin. We need say nothing more. Unless it isn’t. Enlist help if you need to. Make a list. Get your cleaning supplies and allocate a room to each family member. It doesn’t have to be perfect. While you’re at it, you might think about dealing with those bursting closets and all that collected tat you feel unable to throw out or give away.

Leo July 23 – August 22

Leo, your personal presentation is beautiful. It really is. Your sense of couture is second-to-none. But your home is often a tip. You just can’t see it. Try taking some photos and examining them carefully. Is this really where a gorgeous creature like you should hang out? Here’s an idea: arrange a cleaning party. Know that only your most loyal supporters will turn up. Don’t get distracted, there’s work to be done.

Virgo August 23 – September 22

Cleaning is a way of life for you Virgo. There’s nothing we can tell you except to maybe ease up a little. However, you’d be very welcome to come to our homes and give them a good scrub. We love you, but do you know how inadequate we feel when we look at your beautiful home?

Libra September 23 – October 22

Oh Libra, your room is a mess. I bet you heard that all the time while you were growing up. Nothing changes, does it? What you need is for your friend, Virgo, to come in and give you a hand. No, you can’t stand back and watch. You need some kind of prize or bribe to motivate yourself. It’s not going to work, is it? We will leave you to your clutter. Keep the blinds down.

Scorpio October 23 – November 21

Scorpio starts off sloppy but improves with age. However, when you put your mind to it, there’s no-one who can match you in the spring cleaning department. Once you get going (and the best motivation is for you to be incandescent with rage), there’s no stopping you. You’ll pull an all-night-er in order to get the job done.

Sagittarius November 22 – December 21

Look around. It needs doing, doesn’t it? We know you cleaned the whole place only a month ago, but it’s a big mess again. You aren’t quite in Libra’s league, but still… You need music and a good reason to spring clean, so invite your mother-in-law over for the weekend. There you go.

Capricorn December 22 – January 19

You love your place to look beautiful, yet you have lazy streak when it comes to housework. I know you do, because I am a Capricorn also. You hate things being untidy, yet you are the worst culprit. Self-sabotage. It’s time you worked to that detailed schedule, you spent hours putting together. Look at it, stuck on the side of the fridge. Look how you broke everything down into 10 minute tasks. So why aren’t you/I doing them?

Aquarius January 20 – February 18

Once you’ve got your routines in place, you tend to stick with them. You know it so well, you could do your house cleaning blindfold. Household tip: keep those windows clean and sparkling— your mood will improve a hundred-fold.

Pisces February 19 – March 20

What mess? Pisces, you are living in a complete shambles. It’s time to clean. What is cleaning? Start with a good tidy up. So that you can see the floor. Throw out trash (recycle, please). Then do your best to get rid of things you haven’t used or worn in a year. Your local homeless shelter will love you. Now start in the kitchen, Wash dishes, clean all surfaces. Mop the floor. That’ll do for one day.

 

–The Lunar Cafe

Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, December 27 (N.H.)

Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, December 27

Claire Petulengro, Astrologer

From The Astrology Room

 

ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)

Life is an experiment Aries, and the more you experiment the better! I see that you have spent far too much time bowing down to others’ needs, but all that is about to change. Wear red for luck in today’s confrontations.

 

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)

Stress and anxiety are evident in your chart. Does this not mean that it’s time to make some changes Taurus? Start doing what you have been thinking. What may fail in your mind will be a success if you do things by the book.

 

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)

Work has been taking its toll on you and the last three days have clearly been giving you plenty of time to think about what you want. Speaking from the heart tonight can gain you the respect and loyalty of a close one you thought you had lost.

 

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)

It must feel as if there have not been enough hours in the day for you recently. Stop and take stock. What needs to be done is far simpler than you thought. Tensions between you and a family member slowly but surely begin to thaw.

 

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)

There are no half measures for a sign such as you are there Leo? You now know that you are not going to let anyone stand in the way of what you need to do. The chances of travel don’t have to cost you a penny. Take advantage.

 

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)

It’s been hard for you to understand what is going on in the life of a close one recently. Just go with the flow today. Be you being open, then others will open up to you. Family prove difficult. Beat this by allowing all parties their own opinion.

 

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)

You seem to be at the centre of some gossip, and how you act over the coming days will dictate how others treat you until the end of this year. Just remember my friend, that if you seem to be happy then others will be happy for you!

 

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)

Try to go with the flow today as Mercury will be dictating that many of the signs will be changing their plans at the last minute or are vague about what they have committed to. All will fall back into line sooner than you think, so stay focused.

 

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)

You may find it hard to get hold of the people you want to talk to, but keep trying Sagittarius. The stars are only causing delays so you can dot the i’s and cross the t’s for what are sure to be your most exciting plans yet.

 

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)

Capture your dreams and your life becomes full. You can because you think you can Capricorn. Your’s is the sign others will be gravitating towards. Be ready for a very busy end to the year and try not to double book yourself!

 

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)

Are you busy doing nothing Aquarius? Could it be that you are doing anything in order to avoid dealing with what really needs to be addressed this year. An old face comes to mind due to something you see.

 

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)

What you thought to be a ‘done deal’ seems to still need more attention from you. Don’t worry Pisces, this is just the stars way of ensuring you get the longevity this situation requires.

 

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2019 HOROSCOPE PREDICTIONS — GET READY TO EMBRACE RADICAL CHANGE

2019 HOROSCOPE PREDICTIONS — GET READY TO EMBRACE RADICAL CHANGE

Have you been feeling stuck in a rut? Good news, 2019 is your year to start over. Forget business as usual—this year is all about shaking your life up so that you can do more of what resonates with you deeply and personally. That could mean forsaking an old life, career, reputation, or way of doing things—for something you feel brings your more emotional satisfaction. It could also mean breaking with tradition to create new habits and hobbies that you feel are more heartfelt.

 

As to where doing things that excite and resonate with you may have been difficult the past few years, this year is meant to help catapult you on some new journey that you have been formulating for quite some time. This journey will be very different from anything you have done in your past and may take some time to fully step into and complete, but will be very close to your heart.

This year, task-master Saturn will finally be making its way through the middle degrees of Capricorn, its home sign, for the first time in 29 years. This will require you to dedicate a lot of your time and attention to building something that is important to you with discipline and integrity.

Saturn, however, joining both Pluto and the South Node in Capricorn will require you to build things differently. What you will be building will be based more on emotion, and take more of your feelings and the feelings of others into account. It is no longer about creating something that is important to you at the expense of others, but by incorporating, understanding and being compassionate towards them.

Cosmic rebel Uranus traveling through the sign of Taurus for the first time since 1935 will also ask (or push) you to utilize your full gifts and talents to achieve these deeply heartfelt dreams of yours, and own what makes you entirely unique. This kind of alignment favors those who are bold and confident in their abilities, yet also extremely pragmatic. Hiding in the shadows and keeping all your talents a secret as you wait to be discovered will simply not do. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and show everyone what is special about you as an individual. Then, go all in on your strengths.

The North Node of the moon points the way to our future. With the North Node being in Cancer for the first time in 18 years, honoring your emotions and nurturing yourself throughout some major life changes will be key. Many of us may be moving, adjusting relationships with home and family, or re-discovering old interests and comforts that were once lost.

Wait, the best is yet to come. Expansive Jupiter moving into its home sign of Sagittarius, where it has not been for the past 12 years, will help give you more exuberance to accomplish some of the things you need. Because Jupiter works most freely in the sign of the Archer, doing the things that you enjoy and attracting more abundance should be way easier than in previous years even if your life is going through major shifts.

As it usually does, communication guru Mercury will retrograde three times this year. It will retrograde in Pisces in March, in Leo and Cancer in July, and in Scorpio in November. All retrogrades will occur close to the degrees many major astrological alignments happened in 2018. These retrogrades, especially the ones in water signs, are here to help you adjust emotionally to the new life you will be creating for yourself in 2019.

These Mercury retrograde transits are, indeed, extremely useful, as they will require you to think very differently about your past, about who you really are, and about what you ultimately want out of life. The main goal here is to stop and ask yourself what makes you feel truly happy and fulfilled. The next step is… start aligning your life in that direction!

Use this year as a chance to tear down old structures that aren’t working and build up new ones that you feel are more authentic and meaningful to you. It may take some time and discipline to do so, and it could feel scary to forsake old habits and projects, but what will remain after these outdated structures have been torn down is something that is more enduring and supportive of something bigger—the real you.

 

Brittany is a professional astrologer and the creator of wondergirlastrology.com. 

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