Before We Celebrate Beltane Tomorrow Or Tonight, Let’s Clear The Air…..

I am getting ready to take Kade to the Vet. Yes, he is still alive. I called and called to see if I could get him into a Vet earlier but they had no appointments till today. So I have been nursing him and mix every potion I could to keep him alive just to get him to the Vet.

I know I am across the other day like a raving lunatic and I have felt the tension on this site the whole time I have been posting. I know I came across the other day as a total evil, money-hunger witch. Money is one topic that most site owners don’t dare talk to their members about. I have talked to several other owners of sites that are like the WOTC and they all agree with me that it does talk money to operate these sites. Sometimes the members do not realize how much it actually costs and of course, they never mention that at all because they know they would get the same response I got here.

I do not like to lose my temper because I have a very bad temper. But that day I was worried about Kade and when I came on here, I saw three comments which just sent me through the roof. Now I want you to put yourself in my place, pretend the WOTC belongs to you, ok. Now you come on the site and you see three different individuals who make the comment, “how dare you come on this site” and the comments when on to get even nastier after that. How dare I come on to this site, really? These people must have been new or else they didn’t realize who they were making that comment too. It made me very angry and I can guarantee you, those words will haunt them the rest of their lives. That is what started it all and while I was at it, I just let it all pour out. Something I don’t like to do but…. I had a lot on my mind and I really didn’t need three smart-ass people telling me, “how dare I come on my own site.” Now if that wouldn’t upset you, then you aren’t human. It flew all over me and I lost my temper.

I hate I lost my temper because I don’t like to do so. I hurt people’s feelings that I do not mean to hurt. I know the words I said cannot be taken back. What has been said, has been said. I believe in the 10 years we have been on WordPress, I have blew my stack two other times. That is a darn good record for me. There has been times I have bit my tongue and let it slide but this comment,  I couldn’t let go. I did include some other words that I wish I could take back but like I said the words have been spoken and the damage is done.

I believe over the years, you that have been with us for a while, know me. You know what kind of person I really am. I am not one that usually flies off the handle at the drop of a hat. I have learned to control my temper fairly well I think. Maybe I got the wrong impression for these individuals, I don’t know I am still trying figure that one out. I have had numerous people from our past show up here and most of them have been trouble makers from our past. Maybe I had a flash back to those days. Back then it seemed that everyone and their brother wanted to take over the WOTC. Hell, I had one assistant who gave one of those people the password to the Dark Arts Library we had. Seriously, the man knew what kind of trouble this person had caused us and gave him the damn password. Can you imagine that? I couldn’t and I lived through it.

I know some of my actions are due to the past events that have happened to me and the WOTC. I shouldn’t let them reflect now on my actions that I take. But I am worse than an elephant, I never forget and unfortunately I hold grudges. It seems for the first few years, everyone tried to tear us down, It was non-stop, people who you thought were your friends had a knife stuck in your back before you knew what happened. So I guess I am a product of that environment. I always try to keep my guard up to protect the WOTC and myself. I try to keep it up to protect you and provide you with a safe place to come and feel free from the outside world. No pickering, fighting or arguments, boy did I blow that one out of the water. I will be the first to admit it, when I get on a roll I don’t have sense enough to shut-up even though I should.

I hate I said what I said but I can’t take it back. What is done, is done. I know you have hard feelings toward me and all I can ask is that you try to over look my human faults. We all have them, some of us more than others. But while you are thinking it over, I want you to think about one thing. Would you rather be in a group that the owner is ready to fight & protect the site, your beliefs and our ways or would you rather be in one that the owner rolls overs and lets everything slide? I know I said some hurtful words, I can’t ask for your forgiveness because those words are engraved in your heart. But now that you know what set me off, I would ask that you try to over look my faults. There is nothing in this world I would not do for any of you. You have been wonderful to me and the WOTC and I had no right going off like I did.

I know the last time I went off and found myself in this situation, I said the next time I would call those people out by name. I screwed up, I didn’t do that. Next time I will. Yeah right, like I will remember that. But in all seriousness I won’t you to know what set me off and I believe if you were in my shoes, it would have you too.

Those people are gone and I can guarantee you they are paying for what all they had to say. I am an easy going witch till I get crossed and then all heck breaks loose. I had a lot on my plate and those comments and those people did not help the situation at all and I lost my temper. Unfortunately, all of you had to listen to it and your feelings got hurt. I know that because like I said I can feel the tension. I don’t want that feeling here. That is not what the WOTC is about. I know I mentioned leaving the WOTC, like a fool, I played right into those people’s hand. There has been people over the years who have done everything in the book to try to get me to leave the WOTC. I hate to tell them, that will never happen. It was stupid on my part to even say it, I realize that now. I would never ever leave this site. It is my baby. We have survived a lot over the years and I am sure there will be more trials and tribulations to come. I don’t know it seems people do everything they can to destroy something successful. Why? They can stand to see other people succeed at something. Are they jealous? I have never been jealous of anyone. I have always been proud of other’s accomplishments. If people could only be proud of ours, then again that would be a miracle.

Well if I don’t hush and get off of here, I am going to miss our vet’s appointment. I can’t ask for your forgiveness because the words have already done their damage. I can only ask that you over look my faults and remember I am human just like everyone else.

Till tomorrow,

Have a very blessed & magickal Beltane Eve,

Lady of the Abyss

While I Was Posting On Another Site, I Ran Across This Info On Walpurgis Night

This article give you a little more insight into the previous information you were given. Thought you might be interested in learning a little more about Walpurgis Night

 

Walpurgis Night

Walpurgis Night falls on the evening of April 30. In past times many people feared that witches were especially active on this day and evening (see also Easter Witches). Northern and central European folklore warned that these menacing figures prowled in the twilight dusk, waiting until the dark hours of the night to gather together for a wild feast and frolic. Rumors circulated as to the exact location of this fearsome gathering. Many believed that it might lie on Mount Brocken (Brockenberg), in Germany’s Harz Mountains. On Walpurgis Night people took extra precautions to prevent passing witches from harming their families, homes, and fields. Folk tradition taught that loud noises frightened away witches. Therefore, people rang church bells, slammed doors, hit pots and pans, and cracked whips. They also lit bonfires and torches, raised crosses, and decorated their homes with rosemary and birch boughs, all of which were thought to repel witches. Little remains of these Walpurgis Night beliefs today. In past times, however, they were so common that they inspired the great German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) to depict a Walpurgis Night witches’ sabbath in his famous play, Faust (1808-32). In the play the devil, who goes by the name of Mephistopheles, takes Faust to this sinister event. In addition, vivid images of a midsummer’s night witches’ festival on Mount Brocken spurred Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881) to write his well-known piece, Night on Bald Mountain (1867), also known as Saint John’s Night on Bare Mountain.

 

The Scandinavian and German-speaking countries produced most of Europe’s Walpurgis Night witch lore. Nevertheless, in some other European countries the evening was also thought to have an eerie quality about it. In England and Ireland, old folk traditions taught special methods for protecting oneself from witchcraft on this night. Irish lore hinted that the fairies fought one another over the ripening crops on this evening.

 

Why April 30?

Some folklorists point out that Walpurgis Night falls on the evening before May Day, a day long associated in folklore with the death of winter, the birth of spring, and the celebration of nature. Walpurgis Night itself falls exactly six months from Halloween, another evening associated with uncanny forces and supernatural encounters in European folklore. Some folklorists speculate that in past times people viewed these two dates as turning points in the cycle of the year, and thus as times when the walls dividing the natural and the supernatural worlds waned thin.

 

Contemporary Customs

In the Czech Republic people still light large bonfires on the evening of April 30. In the old days, people believed that the bonfires protected them from witches. Not only could witches harm people and livestock, but they also caused winter and cold weather to linger on. Czech folklore advised that burning an effigy of a witch – that is, a life-sized dummy made to resemble a witch – hastened the coming of warm weather. Today people no longer fear witches. Nevertheless, the old custom of lighting a May eve bonfire remains. People kindle the flames close to nightfall and sit close beside them, singing songs and roasting sausages in the flames. When it’s dark they toss an ugly effigy of a witch into the flames. In the Czech Republic this oncefearful evening has become an occasion for some outdoor fun.

 

Swedes still celebrate Walpurgis Night, although contemporary Swedish festivities have little to do with witches. Instead they commemorate the death of winter and the birth of spring. University students, in particular, participate in Walpurgis Night observances, sometimes by gathering for rallies at which a speaker solemnly and formally announces the arrival of spring. In Sweden the lengthening days serve as a better guide to the changing seasons than does the weather. In this far northern land snow may still blanket the ground on April 30. In keeping with ancient traditions, the Swedes continue to light bonfires on this evening, often on hilltops or on mounds. These days, however, the fires aren’t stoked by anxious farmers seeking protection from malicious witchcraft, but rather by young lovers hoping the flames will enhance the spell that attracts them to one another.

 

Finns celebrate May eve, which they call Vappu, with singing, dancing, and revelry in the streets. In Helsinki students, and former students, wear their traditional white caps for this night of lively street activity and parties. Some may even swim across the moat that surrounds the statue of Havis Amanda in order to adorn her with a cap. On May Day students and workers stage parades.

 

Finally, Walpurgis Night celebrations have become an important tourist attraction in Germany’s Harz Mountains. In a bid to attract travelers to the region, promoters have stamped the image of the witch on everything from hotel brochures to beer steins. The village of Schierke, located at the foot of Mount Brocken, hosts about six thousand people each year for their Walpurgis Night celebrations. The day begins with a children’s costume parade, in which kindergartners dress as witches and devils. Later that evening people assemble in a local park which takes on the appearance of a fairground, complete with booths selling local crafts, drinks, and foods. Fair-goers enter into the spirit of the event, dressing as witches, goblins, vampires, and valkyries, the magical maiden-warriors from Scandinavian mythology. The evening’s festivities take place around a huge bonfire and include a pantomime play as well as a fireworks display. Rival celebrations take place in other villages of the region.

 

Walpurga

Most writers state that Walpurgis Night takes its name from the saint whose feast is celebrated on the following day. St. Walburg or Walpurga (c. 710-779) grew up to become a nun and, upon the invitation of her brother, Willibald, bishop of Eichstätt (700-787), took up the post of abbess of Heidenhem, near Nuremberg, Germany. She died on February 25, 779, but on May 1, 870, religious authorities transferred her remains to Eichstätt, where a church had been built in her name. Her feast day is celebrated on May 1 in honor of this event. Walpurga is the patroness of the diocese of Eichstätt and also the city of Antwerp, Belgium. Folk belief has credited her with the power to ward off magical harms as well as the ability to protect the harvest.

 

A few writers suggest instead that a little-known minor deity, also known as Walpurga, gave her name to the mythical festival of witches on Mount Brocken. According to local folklore Walpurga, who was associated with the woods and springtime, could tell the future with her three-cornered mirror and carried a magical spindle and thread. These attributes may signify her to be a variant of Holde, or Frau Holle, another, more popular German goddess. According to one tale the Wild Hunt, a troop of ghostly figures that rides the night skies during winter, chased Walpurga during the last nine nights before May Day. Walpurga sought protection from mortals during these nights, often entering the homes of kindly villagers through a window thoughtfully left open. Like Holda, Walpurga was believed to reward those who helped her.

 

Further Reading

Blackburn, Bonnie, and Leofranc Holford-Strevens. The Oxford Companion to the Year. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 1999. Casanova, Gertrude. “Walburga, St.” In Charles G. Herbermann et al., eds. The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Appleton, 1913. Available online at: Frazer, James George. The New Golden Bough. Theodor H. Gaster, ed. New York: S. G. Phillips, 1959. Griffin, Robert H., and Ann H. Shurgin, eds. The Folklore of World Holidays. Second edition. Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 1999. Harvey, Steenie. “Season of the Witch.” The World and I 16, 4 (April 2001): 260. Henderson, Helene, and Sue Ellen Thompson, eds. Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary. Second edition. Detroit, MI: Omnigraphics, 1997. Ince, Sarah. The Magical Year. Richmond, VA: Time-Life Books, 1992. Nollen, Tim. Festivals of the World: Czech Republic. Milwaukee, WI: Gareth Stevens, 1999.

Web Sites

This web page, part of German instructor Robert J. Shea’s site on German folk customs, offers additional Walpurgis Night folklore: . com/shea/germusa/walpurgi.htm

Another informative page on St. Walpurga, sponsored by Catholic Community Forum

Your Ogham Reading for the Week of April 29th

Your Ogham Reading for the Week of April 29th

 

Fearn-Alder

The third letter of the Ogham alphabet is Fearn it means alder-tree. Alder-bark has been used by many cultures to treat various health problems and disorders, everything from insect bites to tuberculosis. Alder is a very water resistant hardwood and is often used in foundations where water is present. The key points to remember with alder are confidence, shielding, guidance, and standing up to ones enemies. Just as water stands no chance against alder, your enemies are at a loss when you have the protection of the alder.

Fortune – Drawing this Ogham is a sign to remain true to yourself and resist all temptation!

 

 

Huathe-Hawthorn

The Celts often believed the hawthorn to be a portal to the Otherworld. The hawthorn is a hardy plant commonly used for hedges and great firewood. It can even be an invasive species at times. The key points to remember with the letter Huathe are obstacles, walls, and obstructions. Its ability to form a natural wall gives the diviner an idea in what this symbol can mean to them and their lives.

Fortune – To overcome obstacles and walls you must make a personal sacrifice, to gain we must lose something of ourselves!

 

 

Ura-Heather

The beauty of heather flowers is one reason it is associated with the Irish Goddess of love, fertility, and new growth. Be happy when you draw this letter because it denotes love, companionship, and passion. Whether it will be a new love or an old love rekindled, Ura is a powerful symbol and one that may bring great luck in your love life.

Fortune – This Ogham deals in matters of Love. Whether it is new love or rekindling of old love, enjoy the peace and love that comes with Ura!

 

Shuffling the Cards, Your Influences for the Week of April 29th

Your Influences for the Week of April 29th

 

Tarot Influence

The Sun Reversed

The outcome of future plans is nebulous. Trouble with relationships and work is very possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astrological Influence

Aquarius Reversed

This card signifies the closing of both heart and mind, which leads to stagnation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Element Influence

Water Reversed

Water reversed denotes secrets to which you are not privy. Approach all ventures

Your Daily Rune & Witches Rune for April 30th

Your Daily Rune for April 30

Tiwaz

What is higher than the self is the Self become Higher.”

Tiwaz – “Tea-waz” – Literally: “The god, Tyr” – Esoteric: Justice, Sacrifice

Rune of the balance and justice ruled from a higher rationality. The rune of sacrifice of the individual (self) for well-being of the whole (society).

Psi: spiritual warrior, honour, righteousness

Energy: sovereign order, sacrifice, right decision making

Mundane: the rule of law, fairness, peace keeping

Divinations: faith, loyalty, justice, rationality, self-sacrifice, analysis, victory, honesty, even-handedness; or mental paralysis, over analysis, over-sacrifice, injustice, imbalance, defeat, tyranny.

Governs:
Obtaining just victory and success in battle, litigation or legal matters
Building spiritual will and development of sound judgement
Develops the power of positive self-sacrifice
Develops the “force of faith” in magic and religion

 

Your Daily Witches Rune for April 30

The Blank Rune

Meaning: This is a rune of difficulty and negative influences will rule your life for a time, but as all difficulties are a learning experience it will lead to improved personal perspective and progress on your life’s path. Always consult the surrounding runes with this stone. If it lies with a positive stone, it indicates that the pain of this experience will lead to a beneficial change in circumstances.

 

Your Daily Tarot Cards for Tuesday, April 30th

Your Daily Tarot Cards for Tuesday, April 30th

Your Daily Tarot Card for Today is Strength

Keywords: inner strength, vision, self control!

Astrological Correspondence: Leo

The Strength card, depicting a gracious queen-like figure and a wild lion, shows that real strength has to be combined with graciousness and gentleness to become a force. It symbolizes inner strength, determination to overcome obstacles, self-knowledge and self-discipline, as only when we know ourselves and act in a responsible manner will we be able to deal with challenging situations and overcome difficulties successfully. Yet this card not only represents physical strength; moral and emotional strength are also included in the meaning. Patience, compassion, dealing with frustration, accepting of others, and tolerating imperfection (in oneself and in others) all leads to being a complete person. The negative qualities of Strength include misuse of power, aggressiveness, and intolerance.

 

Your Daily Tarot Love Card for April 30th is The Hermit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The reversed Hermit asks you to think about whether you miss appropriate partnerships because you place yourself in inappropriate relationships. Mismatched relationships represent little common ground, but they often become battlegrounds. When we are lonely, we are more likely to make poor love choices. If you are in a union, do you feel lonely and misunderstood? It is time to correct that situation. Talk about it with your partner.

Your Tarot Power Card for Today is Strength

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You have always been a strong person, as would quickly be seconded by your friends and family. However, strength without control is meaningless. Your biggest enemy is not drive, but direction. If you forget what is truly important in your life, such as love and faith, then you can find yourself using brute strength to get through the day just scraping by at work and in your relationships. Be aware of how your efforts align with your values in life.

Your Daily Career Tarot Card for Today is The Star

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you get the Star card in a reading, you can look forward to a time of rest and rejuvenation in regard to your work and career. You may have the opportunity now to take a vacation or, at the very least, you can get a break from your regular routine. Take full advantage of this time, soaking up whatever healing, nourishing, and enlivening opportunities come your way.

Get A Jump On Tomorrow, Your Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, May 1, Beltane

Moon Alert

After 7 AM EDT today (4 AM PDT) we have the “all clear” to shop and do business. The Moon is in Aries.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

The Moon is in your sign today, tomorrow and part of Friday, which gives you a great need to belong and relate to others. Your emotional sensors will be strong, making you more sensitive to the feelings and moods around you. However, you will be emotionally demanding as well as giving.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

In the next few days, the Moon is hidden in your chart, which likewise makes you want to withdraw from others and seek solitude. You’re not being antisocial. It’s just that you prefer your own company. Today and tomorrow are excellent times for mystical, spiritual activities.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Your emotional contact with friends will be important to you today and tomorrow. In fact, you will feel more protective and supportive to friends. In turn, you want to know that you are important to them. (“Am I still your bestie?”)

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

For today, tomorrow and part of Friday, the Moon is at the very top of your chart. This is the only time all month this occurs and when it does, among other things, it’s an indication that personal details about your private life are public. (Yikes!) Do you need to do some damage control?

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

For the next three days, you want to expand your horizons! You want to study, learn more and be with people from different backgrounds. If possible, you want to travel and be stimulated by fresh, different environments. You want to feel like you’re getting more out of life! (And why not?)

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You will feel more passionately about certain issues today, tomorrow and Friday. Your emotional experiences will be more intense than usual. In particular, you will have definite ideas about shared property, wills, inheritances and insurance matters.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

The Moon will be opposite your sign today, tomorrow and most of Friday. This focuses your attention to your most personal relationships and partnerships. These people will be more important to you than usual. If you have conflict with them, it will be more emotional. Be loving and stay chill.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Until Friday, you might be involved in something where you have to work on behalf of others. You might have to care for someone or put your own needs second because someone else needs your attention. Oh well, this happens sometimes. No biggie.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

You can’t hide your feelings from others today, tomorrow and Friday because you’ll be wearing your heart on your sleeve. Romance will be exciting and emotional. You’ll feel particularly protective and nurturing to loved ones, especially children.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today, tomorrow and Friday you might prefer to cocoon at home or seek the privacy of your inner world. Ideally, you will enjoy a relaxing, pleasant time at home. A conversation with a female family member could be significant. Take time to reflect.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Conversations with siblings, relatives and daily contacts will be important today, tomorrow and Friday because certain issues matter to you. You want to get right down to business and talk about what concerns you; and you don’t want anyone to dodge matters or hide. It’s cards-on-the-table time!

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

You will feel more possessive about something that you own this week, which is why you don’t want to lend things to others. That’s because you will identify with your possessions today, tomorrow and Friday. It’s also why it will please you to take care of them. “My precious!”

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Kerry Bishe (1984) shares your birthday today. You have a sense of authority that makes you a natural leader. This year you are winding up things you began nine years ago. It’s time to leave behind heavy burdens and move to something new and lighter. Start to identify what is no longer relevant in your life. You are lightening your load to get ready for new beginnings

 

–GeorgiaNicols

Born on April 30, Happy Birthday Taurus!

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Taurus!

 

IF YOU ARE BORN ON APRIL 30, you have marvelous communication skills. Your birthday characteristics show that you possess a charm that is warm and calming to others. You are funny, appreciative and like to play on words.

Basically, the April 30 birthday personality are mature individuals who are hesitant when it comes to matters of heart. You are likely a free spirit who can be stubborn and very protective of your freedom.If today is your birthday, more than likely you are a gambler. You take risks that others would not. You do things at your own pace and make your own choices. As a child, you may have had responsibilities that make you the person you are today.

The 30th April birthday horoscope predicts that you love home activities and it shows in your lavish surroundings. No matter what area of occupation you decide is yours, Taurus, you will do extremely well.

What your birthday says about you is that you are close to your family and choose friends. You may experience moodiness at certain times but your friends are there to help you through.

The relationship between this Taurus birthday person and immediate family members are influenced by a history of disciplinarians. As a Taurus, you may enjoy being a parent. You would certainly be an understanding one.

Love, to one who is born on April 30, has a priority rating. Romance, you believe, is very important to a partnership as it provides a certain mystical feel. One cannot get enough of the emotional highs this can bring to the relationship.

The April 30th zodiac birthday person would prefer to commit to a person who shares the same interest. You like to share your goals and dreams with the person you love and have all intentions of living a life worth dreaming about.

The 30 April birthday astrology analysis shows that you are hard-working individuals who do not like admitting defeat. You may not want to bend or compromise in certain situations. However, the result could be a nice early retirement package. It is very possible that you will eventually end up successful without much effort.

Your ideal occupation is one in which you travel and offers an unbeatable financial incentive. Those of you born on April 30 have the potential for greatness. You have incredible talents for flipping money. Your instincts never fail you.

The April 30 birthday personality also have a tendency to go overboard. You are prone to overeat or dink too much. Those things should be done in moderation if at all. As far as alcohol is concerned, there are different rules for the genders. It does not take as much liquor to affect a woman’s liver as it does a man’s liver.

Come on… get off the couch and make an appointment to see your doctor. You cannot look your best if you do not feel good. You cannot be lazy when it comes to your health, either. Do some outdoor activities like touch football or one on one basketball to stay toned and at a comfortable weight and size.

The 30 April birthday meanings also show that you are more likely a risk taker. You are your own person who is close to friends and family. You love a good prank and home life. These Taurus born people are intuitive and have good luck with money.

Take care and proceed with caution if you use alcohol or any other artificial means of dealing with problems. This is not healthy certainly, and you should not gamble with your precious life. Get going in a positive direction. Get out and do something.

Famous People And Celebrities Born On April 30

Eve Arden, Queen Juliana, Kunal Nayyar, Cloris Leachman, Isiah Thomas, Bobby Vee

This Day That Year – April 30 In History

1492 – Jews are not allowed in Spain.
1563 – Jews are forced out of France.
1857 – San Jose CA establishes San Jose State University.
1861 – Federal troops pulled out of Indian Territory; an order by Pres Lincoln.
1904 – Someone enjoys the first ice cream cone ever.

April 30  Vrishabha Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
April 30  Chinese Zodiac SNAKE

April 30 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Venus that symbolizes how much you are ready to spend on your pleasures and desires.

April 30 Birthday Symbol

The Bull Is The Symbol For The Taurus Zodiac Sign

April 30 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birth Day Tarot Card is The Empress. This card stands for reassurance, love, sexuality, and knowledge. The Minor Arcana cards are Five of Pentacles and Knight of Pentacles

April 30 Birthday Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign ScorpioThis can be a rewarding relationship.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Leo: This relationship is highly emotional and obstinate.

April 30 Lucky Numbers

Number 3 – This number stands for creativity, sensitivity, imagination, and communication.
Number 7 – This is a number of analytical thinking, secrecy, eccentricity and spiritual awareness.

Lucky Color For April 30 Birthday

Blue: This is a refreshing color that symbolizes interaction, relaxation, expression, and devotion.
Indigo: This is a color of intuition, wisdom, wealth and perception.

Lucky Days For April 30 Birthday

Friday – This day ruled by Venus stands for peace, joy, and happiness in relationships.
Thursday – This day is ruled by Jupiter and is a good day to be more productive and thus attract good fortune.

April 30 Birthstone Emerald

Emerald gemstones are said to bring mental peace, spiritual healing and foretell the future.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On The 30th Of April:

A reclining chair for the man and a beautiful evening clutch for the woman.

 

–SunSigns.org

Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, April 30th

Moon Alert

Until 5:30 PM today (2:30 PM PDT) we have the all clear to shop and make big decisions. The Moon is in Pisces.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This is a tricky day. Mercury is in your sign dancing with your ruler fiery Mars, which makes you mentally active and diligent. You want to take over and direct things plus you have something to say! However, there is a Moon Alert today. Caution!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This is a wonderful day to do research because you are mentally eager plus you are persistent. You will keep looking for whatever you seek until you find it. Furthermore, you’ll be imaginative and original in how you proceed. Bravo!

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

This is a lively day! You will enjoy talking to others, especially friends and groups. In fact, you will be quick to take the helm and express your opinions to others because you have something to say. However, note the Moon Alert (see above). Don’t go out on a limb.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You will be convincing talking to bosses, parents and VIPs today – this includes the police. Others will listen to you because you speak with authority and passion. Nevertheless, be aware of the limitations of the Moon Alert today to avoid egg on your face. (Ketchup helps.)

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This is a fabulous day to study something because you have lots of mental energy. You might teach others or persuade someone to see your point of view whether it’s academic, political, religious or related to anything close to your heart. You also want to travel. (Check Moon Alert.)

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You’ll have no trouble stating your case to defend your fair share of something today or settle a dispute about shared property. Nevertheless, do not make important decisions during the Moon Alert. (These time restrictions are mentioned above.)

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Some people might think that you are spoiling for a fight today and perhaps you are? One thing is certain; you have lots of mental energy to engage in debates with others. Small wonder that you attract people to you who are ready to argue! “Mrs. Hudson, the game is on!”

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You will achieve a lot at work today, especially in the morning, because you are mentally vigourous. You will be aggressive in getting others to help you or convincing them to get out of your way. Nevertheless, during the Moon Alert (see above) avoid important decisions. Be smart.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This is a wild marvellous, creative day for you! You’re full of creative, original ideas and will make a wonderful contribution to any artistic project with which you are involved. You will be effective teaching children. Likewise, you will be lightening quick in sports. Enjoy this day!

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

When it comes to home and domestic matters today, you are determined. In family discussions, you will insist on having your say. This determination might lead to an ambitious project related to home repairs. If shopping today, heed the restrictions of the Moon Alert. (See above.)

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You are mentally alert and ready for a busy day! Short trips, visits and dynamic conversations will keep you hopping. However, depending on your time zone, this afternoon is a poor time for shopping and important decisions. Check Moon Alert above.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

You are confident about financial matters today and ready to initiate certain plans. You will convince others that you’re right. Nevertheless, be aware of the restrictions of the Moon Alert (see above) to avoid doing anything that you later regret. Stay informed.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Gal Godot (1985 ) shares your birthday today. You are hard-working and courageous. You truly appreciate beauty. You are persistent and sometimes stubborn. Now is the time to clarify future goals because you are entering a year of exciting changes and new beginnings! Start to define what you want for yourself in the next several years. Be pro-active! This year you will feel physically energetic.

 

–GeorgiaNicols

WHAT DOES SATURN IN RETROGRADE MEAN FOR YOU? FIND OUT WITH THESE HOROSCOPES

WHAT DOES SATURN IN RETROGRADE MEAN FOR YOU? FIND OUT WITH THESE HOROSCOPES

SATURN RETROGRADE 2019 DATES
STATIONS RETROGRADE: APRIL 29, 2019, AT 20°31′ CAPRICORN
STATIONS DIRECT: SEPTEMBER 6, 2019, AT 13°54′ CAPRICORN

Saturn returned to its home sign Capricorn on December 20, 2017, where it will stay until 2020.

Saturn in Capricorn is about the duties and privileges—as well as the privilege of duty—that we face in an area of life. During this transit, we may be slowly stretched to inhabit a more mature, rounded understanding of this part of our chart.

Inevitably, this may include meeting our personal limits, re-negotiating boundaries, or facing stiff denials. Seriousness and steadfastness are the order of the day, while any residual immaturity or desire to shirk off our responsibilities will be meet with stern rebukes during Saturn’s transit in Capricorn.

Although the lessons often feel harsh with Saturn and his transits (some even refer to him as the ‘Lord of Karma’), ultimately, he is a fair teacher.

Relatedly, Saturn retrograde transits are excellent periods for assessing our progress. Saturn’s pressurizing manner is generally less intense during its retrograde transits; with some of the heat off, we may feel more enabled to face the challenges of these transits with new eyes.

Saturn retrograde in Capricorn may have all of us particularly focused on meeting exacting standards and acting with integrity.

HOROSCOPES FOR SATURN RETROGRADE IN CAPRICORN 2019

These Saturn retrograde insights can be read for both your sun and ascendant sign.

Aries (and Aries Rising)
Get ready for your close-up: with Saturn transiting your tenth house of careers, honors, and reputation, you’ll be under pressure to put your best foot forward. As part of this transit, you may also put a foot wrong (or two) and learn some much-needed lessons about taking the slow, baby steps towards your goals that Aries usually attempts to sidestep.

With time the result will be an inner peace which blooms from within only when we act with integrity. During Saturn’s retrograde in Capricorn, take time to meet with your brand management, even if that’s just a party of one, to set out an action plan that will make the angels weep. Visualize where you want to be in two years’ time; work backward from there.

Taurus (and Taurus Rising)
If you have any designs on higher-minded pursuits, now is your moment. Saturn transiting the ninth house of your chart, a lofty, otherworldly place filled with dreams and visions, foreign travel and higher education, may nudge you toward taking journeys of soul and spirit. For some, that may mean returning to school; others may find themselves taking a pew or studying the stars.

As part of this process, you may hit the wall with different systems of beliefs or be pushed to walk your spiritual talk. Either way, you’re in for a trip. During the Saturn retrograde in Capricorn, you may take yourself on an internal trek to meditate on where you want all this wandering to lead. Focus on only the beliefs that continue to serve you, and feel free to cut cords with any which are past their sell-by date.

Gemini (and Gemini Rising)
Just when you thought you were off the hook, Saturn entered your eighth house of death, shared resources, and financial obligations. True, too, that this part of the chart holds some of our darkest demons. Fear not, however: Saturn’s transit here will help you both rationalize your fears and ration your riches.

Part of this transit may involve mucking into how power is divvied up; this may involve managing inheritances, investments, or spending increased time with your tax accountant. When Saturn retrogrades in Capricorn, you’ll have ample opportunity to revisit the financial structures underpinning your partnerships. Money being a close cousin of control, you also may end up exploring how these two concepts intertwine within your psyche.

Cancer (and Cancer Rising)
As Saturn transits your seventh house of partners in business and marriage, take heart in remembering that even Bey has had marital hiccups (remember that elevator? that bat??). Part of Saturn’s presence in this delicate part of your chart might entail getting seriously committed – putting a ring on it, for example – but for other folks, Saturn’s entry here may make us say sayonara to that special someone. Before you make a hasty exit, though, try a little patience: Saturn’s not trying to ruin your love life, he’s only aiming to inject it with a dose of reality.

The Saturn retrograde in Capricorn is an opportune moment to reflect on the level of responsibility you bring to relationships. Too much, and we feel burdened, too little, and our partners feel neglected. Somewhere in the middle, à la Goldilocks, things are just right; use the retrograde period to find that happy, healthy medium.

Leo (and Leo Rising)
Leo’s natural affinity for integrity will come in handy as you tussle with Saturn inhabiting one of the less pleasant parts of your chart: the sixth house of health (or lack of it), routine, and service. Positively, Saturn here may force us to face up to our health and make necessary adjustments, all the better, of course, if you can aim to make such changes voluntarily and not only when your hand is being forced. There may also be a need to chop wood, carry water in pursuit of honing your skills.

During the Saturn retrograde in Capricorn, you may be reminded that wellbeing won’t be attained by one-off juice fasts or gimmicky short-cuts; real health is the balance of body and mind, brought about only by small, incremental actions made on the daily. Health challenges, if any exist, may relent during this period, giving you an opportunity to investigate their source more deeply.

Virgo (and Virgo Rising)
Saturn is currently in your fifth house, which encapsulates all pleasures of the fleshly body, whether that be via romance, children, or retail therapy. Saturn here may very well constrain our access to the kinds of indulgent feel-goods associated with the fifth house, but he’s just as likely to bring us into better, healthier relationship with them, too.

If our boundaries to lovers or luxuries have kept us in a state of disarray, Saturn will ensure that we find a way to enjoy ourselves without devolving into destructive habits. You’ll likely be on board with this agenda, seeing as Virgo loves nothing more than self-improvement. Use the time of Saturn’s retrograde in Capricorn to discern – one of your many talents – where the boundaries currently sit, and where they really ought to lie. If any rifts with lovers exist, the retrograde transit will supply you with the time and tone for righting the ship.

Libra (and Libra Rising)
With Saturn newly in your fourth house of family, childhood home and houses, there may be a dearth of new responsibilities cropping up amongst you and yours. Some of you may be focused on buying, renovating, or even downsizing a home (Saturn loves a contraction!), while others may head back to the mothership to take care of family matters.

Recent transits instilled you with a growing sense of who you are and what you deserve; the Saturn retrograde in Capricorn is the perfect time to bring that rhetoric home to roost. Faced with a shifting foundation in-house or home, as well as added responsibilities, reviewing your boundaries with family may become all-important. Use this time wisely to meditate on how you can best support your loved ones without losing the plot.

Scorpio (and Scorpio Rising)
Grab your pen, Scorpio, it’s time to start taking notes: Saturn in the third house may have you writing, speaking, or communicating as if your life depends on it. Part of this will be ensuring that you recognize the enormous responsibility of carrying messages out into the world. It hardly matters whether this communiqué happens in our living room or across radio waves – if we say it, we need to be able to stand by it.

This transit also has to do with being a part of a community and striking the right tone as a matter of true respect and not just paying lip service. During the Saturn in Capricorn retrograde, eek out some mental space to sit down and grade yourself on your progress thus far. Writers and communicators can use this time most beneficially to edit manuscripts, proposals, and pitches, ensuring that anything with your name on it meets the highest standard possible.

Sagittarius (and Sagittarius Rising)
Things have been looking up for Sagittarians: you’ve been happily released from the indentured servitude from Saturn, who occupied your sign from mid-2015 until late 2017. With a world of useful wisdom acquired during these transits, there are new lessons appearing on the horizon as Saturn travels through your second house of earned income.

It’s time to get serious about your source of funds, pronto. New pressures may have arrived, constraining your earnings, or you may be slowly building towards new ways of making it rain. Whichever scenario applies, Sag is uniquely positioned to use the Saturn retrograde in Capricorn as a review of all things finance: dollars, dineros, bitcoins – if you can name it, it’s time to count and account for it.

Capricorn (and Capricorn Rising)
The pressure’s off, for now, dear Sea-Goats. With Saturn transiting your sign, and your first house, you may have been feeling the cold burn of Saturn as he compressed your vitality and forced you to face up to uncomfortable home truths about who you are (versus who you wish you were). The good news is that with a little bit of elbow grease and a dash of humility, this transit will fortify your sense of self and set you up for success, especially in the face of adversity.

Now that Saturn is in retrograde, it’s as if he has back turned to you. Though that may feel like the cat’s away and the mice can play, in reality, mean-daddy Saturn has a set of eyes in the back of the head. Whatever you do, don’t lose focus now; while Saturn’s power is on the wane, let your self-stewardship take an even more serious turn.

Aquarius (and Aquarius Rising)
The part of your chart currently hosting Saturn, the twelfth house, is sometimes jokingly referred to as the dustbin of the natal chart. That, however, quite significantly underscores the seriousness of this part of the chart, which can deal with acts of self-sabotage, retreat, isolation, and the murky waters of our subconscious. With Saturn here, you may find yourself withdrawing from external life or knee-deep in serious self-study.

As part of the Saturn in Capricorn retrograde, you may reconsider the different coping mechanisms you have in place to deal with the ups and downs of life. If you have any doubts about your style of self-soothing, the best bet would be to find a reliable guide to help you on your way – all the better if this person is Saturnine: serious, accomplished, and paternal.

Pisces (and Pisces Rising)
All levels of your personal connections are about to get a once-over under the watchful eyes of Saturn. As he entered your eleventh house of friends and groups late last year, you may have found yourself weighing up the value of certain friendships. Some likely feel more parts burdensome than bountiful, or you may find yourself retracting from group settings altogether.

During the Saturn retrograde in Capricorn transit, revisit the privilege of human connection, and decide which ones are worth the work, and which are on their way out. Equally, if you define yourself in any way with a collective effort, there may be a powerful revisitation of your attachments and responsibilities to the group, whether those be political or personal.

 

By Lee Coleman

Published on Astrology.com