Support the WOTC

In case you are new and unaware of the fact, the WOTC relies totally on donations and support from our members. If you would like to support the WOTC and see that we continue our daily operations, there is a simple way you can help us out.

Support us by patronizing the new Witches of the Craft’s store. All the sales that come from that store help us continue our daily operations and covers our daily expenses. We would greatly appreciate it if you might sometime visit the store and remember your purchases go to the continued operation of our main site.

Right now, Lady of the Abyss has an automatic $5.00 coupon at the top of the main page. It would be a good time to pick up a knick-knack or something you need. We appreciate your donations and your patronage of our store.

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I should add Lady of the Abyss is not with us today. She has a family emergency.  As you know our area has been hit hard by flooding. Her son’s home is now surrounded by flood water and keeps rising daily. His house is five foot off the ground by he told Lard A, you could go fishing off the front porch. The water is under his home. His wife and children have already left their home but Lady A’s son is staying due to looters. It is ashame when someone is losing everything they have, then you have people come in and steal what they have left. That is the reason she is not here today. Please say a prayer for Lady A’s son and his family as they go through this difficult time. The water is only suppose to rise and that is not good news for Lady A’s son or his family. Keep them in your prayers.

Thank you,


A Little Humor for Your Day

You Know Someone Is New
To Magick And New Age Ideology
When They Think That …

An ATHAME is the gas you use for your grill.

A CENSOR is a drink you mix with alcohol.

ASTRAL PROJECTION is a home-made movie viewer.

A SYMPATHITIC LINK is when you feel sorry because your chain broke.

WICCA is that part of the candle that burns.

APHRODITE is a prehistoric bird.

ARCHETYPES is a kind of building structure.

BLESSED BE is the god of insects.

A BOOK OF SHADOWS contains silhouettes of friends or family members.

A BRAZIER is support wear for women.

CASTING is done with a fishing line, or on a set in Hollywood.

CHARGING is done with a credit card or battery.

The only way to get into a CIRCLE is to have the right of way.

Crystal CLEANSING is done with window cleaner.

CYCLES have to do with your washing machine and when to add fabric softener.

DEMETER is where you put your quarter when you park downtown.

A DOLMAN is a new brand of banana.

HANDFASTING is eating without utensils.

LEY LINES happen at the airport in Hawaii.

PAN is something you fry food in.

A QUARTER is 25 cents and still buys a cup of coffee. (Note: This person is not only new to magick, but they also haven’t been out in a while!)

SKYCLAD is a shade of blue clothing.

A TRAD is a type of geometrical figure.

WHEEL OF FORTUNE is the game show with Vanna White.


–Turok’s Cabana

The Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

2019 February 28


Sharpest Ultima Thule 
Image Credit: NASAJohns Hopkins University APLSouthwest Research InstituteNational Optical Astronomy Observatory 

Explanation: On January 1, New Horizons swooped to within 3,500 kilometers of the Kuiper Belt world known as Ultima Thule. That’s about 3 times closer than its July 2015 closest approach to Pluto. The spacecraft’s unprecedented feat of navigational precision, supported by data from ground and space-based observing campaigns, was accomplished 6.6 billion kilometers (over 6 light-hours) from planet Earth. Six and a half minutes before closest approach to Ultima Thule it captured the nine frames used in this composite image. The most detailed picture possible of the farthest object ever explored, the image has a resolution of about 33 meters per pixel, revealing intriguing bright surface features and dark shadows near the terminator. A primitive Solar System object, Ultima Thule’s two lobes combine to span just 30 kilometers. The larger lobe, referred to as Ultima, is recently understood to be flattened like a fluffy pancake, while the smaller, Thule, has a shape that resembles a dented walnut.

The Daily Planet Tracker for February 28: Moon in Capricorn

The Moon in Capricorn: Ambitious, Determined, Practical

Feb 27, 2019 – Mar 2, 2019 Staff

Before we talk about the Moon in Capricorn, let’s first learn a little bit about the Moon itself. The Moon is considered a planet in astrology, and it moves so quickly that it passes through each of the zodiac signs every month. While your Sun sign represents your basic nature, your Moon sign represents your inner emotions and moods. It’s important to know this piece of your astrological puzzle because it determines elements of your personality such as your fears, instincts, and romantic compatibility.

Before we talk about the Moon in Capricorn, let’s first learn a little bit about the Moon itself. The Moon is considered a planet in astrology, and it moves so quickly that it passes through each of the zodiac signs every month. While your Sun sign represents your basic nature, your Moon sign represents your inner emotions and moods. It’s important to know this piece of your astrological puzzle because it determines elements of your personality such as your fears, instincts, and romantic compatibility.

When the Moon is in Capricorn

When the Moon moves into the conservative sign of Capricorn, we tend to be a little bit more cautious, a little more serious, and a little more grounded than we normally are. Capricorn is a sign that means business! Instead of being concerned with short-term satisfaction, you’ll be more inclined to dig in and focus on your long-term goals.

During the Capricorn Moon you might find that you have an increased desire for professional success. The good news is that this industrious Earth sign also gives you a shot of determination to achieve whatever it is you’ve set your sights on. Capricorn is a natural born leader so you may end up volunteering to head up a big project at work. You might also feel the urge to start looking at the next stage of your career and map out how you’ll get there.

New Moon in Capricorn

New Moons are always a time of new beginnings. Our calendar New Year begins with the Sun in Capricorn so the Capricorn New Moon is like the beginning of a brand new personal year. We think of it this way because it’s a time when we set our intentions for what we want in the year ahead. These goals become like a mountain, and that mountain becomes the object we set out to climb. Luckily, Capricorn has a determination that equips us with the patience, discipline, and persistence to reach the top.

Full Moon in Capricorn

Every Full Moon has us working to finish what we started around the time of the New Moon, but when the Full Moon is in Capricorn it works even harder to finish what was started at the beginning of the lunar cycle. You’ll ask yourself what you obtained, what you have yet to achieve, and what you need to adjust to make things happen. A Capricorn Full Moon is all about success and never taking “no” for an answer. So, this is the time when you’ll get to the finish line because this Moon will help you tackle any obstacles you face along the way.

During this time the Moon in Capricorn faces the Sun in Cancer. Both signs are associated with security, yet they seek it in different ways. Capricorn is concerned with accomplishments and external status while Cancer wants us to tune into our feelings in search of comfort and safety. It’s not a matter of choosing to be hard or soft, sensitive or insensitive; this Full Moon is about learning how to be tough or tender depending on the circumstances. When the lesson is learned, we feel at home within ourselves and within the world around us. is Part of Zappallas USA © 2019

The Daily Charm for February 28

pic20Cancer the Crab

Today’s Meaning:
This aspect of your life will be strongly influenced by a person who is emotional, loving, intuitive, imaginative, shrewd, cautious, protective and sympathetic. This could be an elder you look up too.

General Description:
Fourth sign of the Zodiac, June 22nd to July 23rd. Ruled by the Moon; correct metal, Silver. Those born under Cancer’s influence were supposed to be keen observers, imaginative, strong willed, reliant, tenacious, impressionable, brilliant, reserved, exacting, and sometimes over anxious. The Cancer stones are the emerald, agate, and chalcedony. The emerald was most highly esteemed in ancient times, was believed to possess great healing powers, and to be beneficial to the eyes. Emerald talismans were worn to invoke eloquence, courage, protection from sickness, and by seamen to guard them from perils at sea. Emeralds were supposed to turn pale at the approach of danger.

Tarot 101: Shattering the Myths of Tarot

Tarot 101: Shattering the Myths of Tarot

Learn the truth about this amazing tool

Brigit Esselmont

Does the Tarot seems intimidating? Have you had a fear of getting readings? Unsure of what the Tarot does? Brigit Esselmont, founder of, will help you demystify Tarot, busting some of the biggest myths about reading Tarot cards…

Myth 1: You have to be psychic to read Tarot

Many people will have you believe that you have to be psychic to read Tarot. That is, to be a good Tarot reader, you have to have some sort of supernatural power that allows you to see into the future, know what people are thinking, or receive messages from the spirit world.

The truth is: You don’t have to be psychic to be a good Tarot reader. In fact, anyone can learn to read Tarot — including you. All you need to do is say yes to your intuition.

We are all intuitive beings. Every one of us. But many people have shut down their intuition, refusing to listen to their inner voice. They downplay the intuitive flashes they get and pass them off as a silly feeling that means nothing. Instead, say “yes” to those random, unexplainable messages you might receive that help you to navigate your life’s path. Say “yes” to going with your heart, not just your head.


Myth 2: Tarot will tell you your future

This one isn’t completely a myth, but it isn’t exactly the whole truth either… Many people see the Tarot as a fortunetelling tool. And, not only that, they believe that whatever the Tarot says will happen in the future, will happen, no matter what. Some people are so afraid of having their cards read because they worry that if they do, something bad will happen as a result.

The truth is: Tarot can tell you about not just your future, but also your past and your present. Understanding the past helps you discover the key lessons you’ve learned along your path so that you can make better decisions in the future. And understanding the present helps you discover what’s happening for you right now.

The future is not set in stone. Yes, the Tarot can predict the future — but “predict” is the key word here. It means that the Tarot can show you where you are headed based on where you are now. Don’t like where you’re headed? Then you can make changes right now to reshape your future! It all comes down to your free will and your ability to make choices.

Long story short: Tarot helps you understand your past and present to enable you to make good, positive choices that will shape your future. The future is in your hands and it’s yours to create.


Myth 3: Tarot is mysterious and complex

Look up “Tarot reader” on the internet and you’ll be met with images of mysterious-looking women in bohemian clothes, peering into a crystal ball, foretelling the future. This is not an accurate representation of what a Tarot reader is really like!

The truth is: People from ALL walks of life read Tarot — office workers, teachers, coaches, therapists, lawyers, executives, nurses — you name it. Just ordinary, normal people who have learned how to use the Tarot cards to connect with their intuition and navigate life’s challenges.

Tarot doesn’t have to be mysterious and complex. Tarot can be simple, fun and easy to learn. Anyone can do it, including you! is Part of Zappallas USA © 2019

The Daily Rune for February 28



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.

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

The Daily Witches Rune for Today

Daily Witches Rune

The Birds

Keywords: Unexpected news, change.

Meanings: The Birds Rune means some unexpected news that may alter your life completely, especially if this is the leading rune. Generally, the news will lead to a positive change but pay close attention to the nearest runes to determine its nature. It can also mean news of friends or family that you haven’t had contact with in quite a while. Letters and documents should be watched for as they may well bring happiness.

Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today


The Magus

The Magus is the physical embodiment of decisive action based upon knowledge and aimed squarely at specific goals. Thoroughly Yang by nature and firmly set in the material world, he none-the-less has a powerful spiritual connection as well. His knowledge, wisdom and skill are all encompassing. He is complete. His power as a creator is unmatched on our earthly plane. He is self-aware and unafraid to act. His enormous strength gives him the freedom to act as he chooses. However, responsibility comes with that freedom. Because he is not bound to the restraints of others he must choose how to act. The question that always lies before him is should he act morally, or forsake ethics for personal gain.

As a daily card, The Magus suggest you currently possess a tremendous power and freedom to move your life in any direction you choose. In short, you can make things happen. Your true challenge at the moment is to move forward without trampling the dreams of others. Fortunately your moral fiber is strong as well, and will guide you down the right path.

The Daily Power Cards for February 28

Your Power Cards represent strengths you were born with.


The Hanged Man


The Hanged Man is the most enigmatic card of the Tarot. Even Tarot giants like Waite, Crowley and Levi had trouble deciphering The Hanged Man’s true meaning. Generally The Hanged Man is thought to represent the value of surrender and selfless acts. The Hanged Man embodies the notion that sometimes to lose is to win. Unlike the aggressive Chariot, The Hanged Man creates his fate through inaction and accepts his fortune passively, without resistance. He does not struggle to control the path his life takes, but rather allows events to sweep him where they will, even if he is called upon to sacrifice himself. He is so at ease with the Fate the Universe chose for him that even hanging upside down from a tree does not ruffle his inner peac

When The High Priestess or Strength is among your personal cards, the influence of The Hanged Man may be increased. Having The Magus or Chariot in your personal cards may diminish the influence of The Hanged Man.



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.

When The Lover or The Star are among your personal cards, the influence of The Empress may be increased. Having the Emperor or Death in your personal cards may diminish the influence of The Empress.


Your Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for Today




Fortune represents that aspect of life that is directed by forces and events we may not understand or even be aware of. In short, Fortune deals with chance—those occurrences that manage to alter even the most structured of lives, usurp man’s “best laid plans.” While the effects of Fortune are unpredictable, the outcome is always change; sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. Our path through life is never a ride down a perfectly straight highway. Sometimes we may even experience hairpin turns or complete reversals of direction. Fortune is strong reminder that despite our plans, the Universe has its own agenda from which we cannot escape participation.



As the sun shifts into Pisces, spirit offers an encompassing message for all signs to ponder. It is a word or a phrase, but a spirit animal: the whale. This magnificent creature asks us to dive into the depths of our soul. The whale swims below the surface, unafraid of the darkness and withstanding the pressure of the unknown. It then rises, to release, to let go, to bring the hidden into the light, and to breathe once again.

When we were young, we were taught how to read, how to write, how to add and subtract, but we were rarely taught what to do with our emotions—how to process them, and what the lessons behind them were. We were told not to cry, not to be angry, not to be sad, that just because we weren’t feeling “positive” there was something wrong with us.

The whale urges us to listen to what our emotions are communicating, thus bringing back an awareness that we have kept locked away for too long. What behavioral patterns do you wish to break? What beliefs do you hold that keep you stuck? Why do certain people and certain situations trigger you? How do you want to grow on an emotional and spiritual level? Ask the spirit of the whale to help you uncover what lies beneath. Journaling, meditating, therapy, yoga, hypnosis—try different methods to see what resonates with you, and begin to understand yourself on a deeper level.

Your intuited Tarotscope will help you tune into what your soul needs to focus on or address during this Pisces season. Read for your sun, moon, and rising signs in mind.



Dear Aries, this Pisces season offers an opportunity to clear your karma, to right the wrongs, to balance the scales and to move forward with a clear conscience.

Is there someone that you need to apologize to? Is there something weighing heavy on your heart, something you know was your doing but have not yet had the chance to atone for? Perhaps it is you who needs to accept the forgiveness, to release your victimhood.

It is difficult to move forward when guilt nags at us, or when we cling to the hurts of the past. Justice wants you to be free of such burdens. Instead of trying to be right, or trying to win an argument, try to sympathize, try to understand, and try to see the bigger picture. If we come with the intention of peace instead of victory, we can receive the blessings of The Fool, who wants us to start anew—without the baggage—so we may run, dance, and fly towards lightness, freedom, and love.



Dear Taurus, this Pisces season you will make great strides. Your progress will be remarkable; you will leap over the rules to break new ground. However, to charge ahead into the future, you must give yourself moments of rest and reflection.

The Chariot supports your forward momentum and your desire for success and recognition. When you feel that surge of energy, run with it. Use that excitement and passion to propel you in whatever you want to accomplish.

Along with the action you implement in the outer world, remember to take time for yourself. You need to recharge—to walk away from what you are doing even just for a moment. When you are tired, honor that. Energy is infinite, but your physical body stores a finite amount. The time you spend in quiet contemplation will allow you to continue your journey. It will also allow you to gain wisdom, intuitively determine your next steps, and maintain a clear and focused mind.



Dear Gemini, this Pisces season, what relationships or situations do you feel you want to walk away from? Everyone is talking about Marie Kondo, who says to “keep only those things that speak to your heart.” We can do this not just without belongings, but with our relationships as well.

If a relationship feels imbalanced, if you are giving more than the other person, and if the relationship drains you more than it makes you happy, perhaps it is time to reevaluate why you choose to stick around.

The 8 of cups says that it is okay to leave a relationship behind if you do not feel it serves your highest good. The 6 of cups wants you to focus on the connections that are reciprocal, unconditional, and motivated by true love and friendship. There are so many wonderful experiences to be had with incredibly wonderful people, but you can’t get there if you continue to put effort into one-sided relationships.



Dear Cancer, this Pisces season, know that when things fall apart, it is because they are meant to, and it is so that you can build something new with a stronger foundation.

The Tower is one of the most feared cards of the deck; people think that they will lose their job, their relationship will end, or their finances will plummet. But The Tower has something more profound to teach us. It comes as a reckoning, a wake-up call, saying that what you thought was your safety net was never that. Do not cling so tightly to what can so easily be taken away.

The 8 of Pentacles states that we will always continue to build, even when a structure crumbles, it is not the end. It is only an instance, and we can try to rebuild from where that structure stood, or build something completely new and integrate all the wisdom gained from what it seems we have lost.

We are never finished; we are always building and rebuilding. Think of destruction as a clean slate, an opportunity to ascend and do it differently.



Dear Leo, this Pisces season be easy on your self, know when there is too much on your plate, and know what you don’t have the capacity to take on more.

Sometimes we over commit—we say we can do things knowing full well that doing that extra task will completely burn us out. The 10 of Wands asks you to acknowledge when enough is enough. It wants you to know that it is okay to say no or to drop things that you don’t actually feel like doing.

The 8 of Swords supports this message and states that the things you over commit to take away from your freedom. By taking on more than you can handle, you place yourself in a trap. Learn that you have the power to free yourself. Ask for more time, delegate, or simply say no. Set healthy boundaries and know that your time and energy are precious.



Dear Virgo, this Pisces season, the work you have done to overcome obstacles will pay off in splendid and magical ways.

The 7 of Wands acknowledges your ingenuity. You have kept your cool under pressure, you have wowed others with your resourcefulness and problem-solving skills, and you’ve fought your way to success. It may have been challenging at times, but know that it was worth it.

The 10 of Pentacles is a wonderful omen stating that reward is not far off. The foundations you have laid are strong, and you have gained not just for yourself, but for your team, and your loved ones. There is a feeling of completion. Show gratitude to what has been accomplished, and do not forget to thank yourself for your efforts. As abundance flows into your life, allow the energy to multiply, be charitable, and radiate that wealth and positivity so it inspires others.



Dear Libra, this Pisces season, during times of conflict, try not to be reactive, and instead be reflective.

The 5 of Swords depicts disagreements, conflict, resentment, and victory at the cost of defeat. The Moon speaks to what is hidden: the subconscious and the things we do not directly know or see.

A quote comes to mind, “Be kind to everyone you meet for everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about.” When people are combative, they are reacting out of fear. If you knew what someone was truly going through, if you knew their life story, their motivations, you may look at their actions differently, and you may be more empathetic and understanding, instead of judgmental and defensive.

This does not mean to back down if you are challenged or to be submissive to anyone who tries to overpower you. But if you can tap into your intuition and understand them on an energetic and emotional level, you may be able to bring peace, resolution, and harmony instead of war.



Dear Scorpio, this Pisces season there will be no time to second guess, the cogs are turning, the ship is moving, and you have to pick up your pace and move along with it.

There is a difference between taking your time to contemplate and reflect and taking your time because you can not decide. The 2 of Swords speaks of indecision, not seeing clearly, or having a limited point of view. When you find yourself continuously questioning, it is okay to seek assistance from the people around you. Whether it is concerning your personal or professional life, know that you have people to support you and that often you are working toward the same goal.

The 3 of Pentacles is about teamwork and cooperation. You don’t have to do it all by yourself, we are here to help each other. Turn towards those you can trust and allow them to help lift you out of the gutter.



Dear Sagittarius, this Pisces season realize that you do not need validation from others to feel worthy or attain success.

You are worthy as you are, you do not need to prove anything to anyone. The more you root this in your belief system, the more you can tap into the energy of the 6 of wands. If there were no audience, no one to praise you, would you still do what you were doing? Does it fulfill you enough that your enjoyment is all you need?

The Judgment card heralds a spiritual awakening. You will understand that you must do things for you. You must do things because your soul calls you to. You came to this physical plane to express, to create, to be wonderful and grand. Any prizes or any acknowledgment you may receive will feel amazing, but they are just icing on top of the cake. As long as you are proud of yourself, and you acknowledge yourself, no one else’s opinions matter.



Dear Capricorn, this Pisces season be aware of your projections and the illusions you cast upon the concept of love and romance.

The 7 of Cups sees things with rose-colored glasses: there is too much fantasy, too many expectations. Fairytales and movies have painted love to be this perfect relationship where all troubles are resolved within 90 minutes. In truth, a romantic relationship acts as a mirror. The Lovers card, to me, is never about easy love. It is about truth, and evolution, and balance. Our partners can be our greatest teachers, the things they do that trigger us, the joys, the heartaches, all contain important lessons.

It is not that they complete us in a literal sense, but the relationship you share with your partner, that union, can help you retrieve parts of yourself that were lost. It can help you surface traumas that you have not healed; it can help you become whole unto yourself.



Dear Aquarius, this Pisces season you are being empowered by the divine feminine energies of the moon and of the home.

The Queen of Pentacles brings the energy of domesticity. Not in the docile, submissive sense, but in the sense of creating a beautiful home, where you can truly feel safe. The High Priestess brings the energy of intuition, meditation, and spirituality. She asks you to tune into the cycles of the moon, to work with the unseen, to communicate with your spirit guides and ancestors.

Make your home a place where you can momentarily shut out the outside world, where you can sit in stillness, and bring yourself back to you. Allow your home to revitalize you. Spend the time and effort required to transform your home into a true sanctuary. Set an intention for what you want your home to do for you, for it is a living and breathing space with an energy all its own.



Dear Pisces, during your birth season, be curious, ask questions, as the knowledge you seek will pave the way for great clarity, vitality, and joy.

The Hierophant wants you to gain wisdom. It wants you to be both teacher and student. Seek knowledge that helps you transcend, seek knowledge that deepens your understanding of your role on this physical plane. Look beyond what you were taught in school.

The Sun promises illumination, you will see things in a different light. In your quest to understand yourself, the universe, the nature of reality, the nature of love, you will find true happiness. This happiness will not come from outside of you. It will come from remembering who you truly are, and your connection to all that is. It is not so much a text or an organized teaching, it more of a frequency, a vibration of well being, and inner peace.

Per Erik Borja is a practicing psychic medium who connects with spirit and tunes into his clients’ energy to empower and help guide them on their soul’s journey. Find Per online at and on Instagram @TheAwakenist 


Get A Jump on Tomorrow, The Horoscopes for Friday, March 1

Get A Jump on Tomorrow…..

The Horoscopes for Friday, March 1


Moon Alert

We have the “all clear” today to shop and do business. The Moon is in Capricorn.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This is an unpredictable day because relations with parents and bosses are unpredictable. This is a poor day to ask for permission or approval from anyone in a position of authority. Don’t do it. It’s too much of a wildcard plus your heart isn’t in it.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Travel plans will be cancelled, delayed or changed today, which might depress you. Or you might feel upset because teachers, professors or bosses are unhappy. Do not espouse your beliefs about politics and religion to others today. Play things low key.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Double check financial matters including bank accounts because something unexpected will impact wills, inheritances, taxes, debt and shared wealth. This is a poor day to ask for loans or money from others because their response will be, “Talk to the hand.” Forewarned is forearmed.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Relations with partners and close friends are unpredictable today. Someone might do or say something that upsets you. Or perhaps they’re upset with you? Either way, it’s not smooth sailing, which means you have batten down the hatches. Send out for dark chocolate.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Issues related to work or perhaps your health will be frustrating today. It will not be easy to deal with authority figures. Furthermore, computer crashes, staff shortages and equipment breakdowns might also challenge your day. Stay in the shallow end and wear water wings.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

This is an accident-prone day for your kids so be vigilant, if you are a parent. This is also an upsetting day – potentially – for romantic relationships. Likewise, vacations and social events might be a bummer or suddenly cancelled or changed. Aagghh! (Is there no justice?)

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Be patient with family members today to avoid domestic arguments. Don’t ask a parent or an older family member for a favour because that will go over like a lead balloon. Just roll with things today and go with the flow. Stay light on your feet because this is constantly changing terrain.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Pay attention to everything you say and do because this is an accident-prone day for your sign. It’s also easy to fall into worry mode today. Something might upset or discourage you. Remember: “Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but gets you nowhere.”

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Keep an eye on your cash, your possessions and your finances today because something unexpected will impact them. You might suffer loss from theft or damage. This is a poor day for important financial decisions. Don’t worry if you feel broke – many feel this way today. “Spare change?”

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You seek excitement and stimulation today, especially in romantic relationships. However, don’t stir the pot and end up with more than you bargained for. Give someone the benefit of the doubt, especially if they are overbearing. (They can’t help being who they are.)

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You’re restless today. You might also feel unsure of yourself because you feel you’re not living up to who you should be, which is why this is the classic day to feel guilty even if you don’t know why you feel guilty! (Guilt is anti-productive and pointless.)

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Something unexpected might impact or a close friendship or a group to which you belong. It might be triggered by someone older or in a position of authority. Perhaps someone is critical of you or too demanding? It’s a crapshoot. Relax. You’re fine.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Lupita Nyong’o (1983) shares your birthday today. You are energetic, inspirational and brave. Challenges simply encourage you to excel. This is your year of teaching and learning. What you learn this year will be crucial for your progress and success next year. This is an excellent year to explore meditation, yoga or any discipline that will help you to get a better understanding of who you are.