Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
The Ogham Reading for May 13 is Onn-Gorse
While it also may have thorns, Gorse is known for a vibrant yellow flower that can last almost year round. For this reason this plant has become a symbol of vitality. It may be hardy and have some thorns but it protects wildlife and shines bright for everyone to see. When you draw this letter keep in mind optimism, positivity, and vigor. With Onn you will prevail as long as you keep your flower in bloom!
Fortune – This Ogham tells you that you will prevail! Stay happy and optimistic and everything you seek will turn out great!
Your Daily Witches Rune
Meanings: The “x” marks represent the four main phases of the moon and so you can expect changes to happen within the next 28 days. This is a particularly feminine stone and often appears in response to questions about women’s issues. The Moon rune is a messenger. It is telling you to be aware that major changes are coming to your life. Consult the runes closest to it to determine whether those changes are negative or positive.
Your Daily Rune for May 13th
“The student surpasses the teacher.”
Kenaz – Literally: “Torch” – Esoteric ‘Ken’ or Knowledge
Key Concepts: torch as a symbol of knowledge and intellect, illumination, searching for enlightenment, shedding light on matters, quest for truth, skills and abilities, creativity, art, craftsmanship, cunning, acquisition and application of knowledge, occult female secrets, intuition, enthusiasm in teaching/learning, study, kin-fire, opportunity, playfulness
Psi: observation, clarity of thought, cognitive faculties, humility
Energy: Controlled energy, transformation (pheonix fire), teaching/learning dynamic, illumination
Mundane: art, technique, improvement of skills, school, the stars
Divinations: Artistic or technical ability, craft, transformation, offspring, new information; or disease, decay, breakup, inability, lack of creativity, ignorance, arrogance, elitism, over-conceptualization
Illumination (torchlight) when exploring transpersonal pathways
Creative inspiration, enthusiasm for learning
Exploration of paradigms in the search for truth
Exposing the hidden to gain new knowledge, esp. through study, reflection and new information
Strengthening of abilities in all realms
Female occult secrets
The light within, the observer
Tarot Card of the Day
Knight of Swords
This card is traditionally entitled The Knight, but in some modern decks appears as The Prince. Traditionally, this card portrays the restless mind, aroused by thoughts of offense and defense, storming around searching for a target to pounce on. He often feels slighted, has a chip on his shoulder and bristles with a hostile attitude. His usual method is to look for someone to blame for his irritation.
Furthermore, in an attitude of righteousness, he may assign himself the job of correcting the offender. Jumping easily to conclusions, he shoots first, asks questions later and is therefore often guilty of overkill. This is not to say that he does not have his heroic side; a single-minded combativeness can have its value. However, even when he is doing the right thing, he is likely to be doing it for the wrong reasons. Apt advice for this card is to deeply question your motives for what you are thinking about doing. Forethought will assist you in discriminating between righteous and unrighteous causes. Control any traces of impulsive judgement!
Occasionally you will notice in the detail on the card, that the person can be a woman rather than the expected man. There is some evidence that the tradition of knighthood included a certain number of “anonymous knights” who took mythic names and veiled their true identities. Living on the road with few or no servants, they served as freelance defenders of travelers, champions of the little people against the exploitation of both highway robbers and the wealthy classes. Odds are that some of these knights-errant were camouflaged women, and that idea is preserved with the traditional representation of the Sword Knight.
Read what’s in the cards for your zodiac sign this week!
Welcome to the week of May 13! Each week a card will be pulled for your zodiac sign, offering the guidance and insight needed to maximize your opportunities and avoid any obstacles headed your way. Reveal the message the Tarot has for YOU now!
Aries Tarot Horoscope
Your card for the week: 9 of Cups
Receiving the 9 of Cups could signal that this is the week when your stars will finally begin to align. When this card appears in a reading, it is a signal from the universe that everything in your life is as it should be. This dose of fortunate energy could mean feeling perfectly content in your job, your relationship, your friendships — your emotional cup could truly runneth over! Take the time to stop and appreciate the abundance of blessings life is offering you right now.
Taurus Tarot Horoscope
Your card for the week: Queen of Cups
The Queen of Cups indicates emotional maturity, compassion, and a nurturing spirit. This week you are being called to express this energy in some way. Perhaps a friend approaches you with relationship troubles, or it could be that a colleague is coming to you for support with a problem they’re facing. When this happens, listen from the heart as they speak but remain emotionally separated from the issue. While it may be tempting to dive head-first into the situation with them, understand that only they can work themselves out of their predicament.
Gemini Tarot Horoscope
Your card for the week: Page of Cups
Keep an open heart and an open mind this week! The Page of Cups is urging you to go back to the time in your life when you were more childlike, more fearless, more idealistic. It could be that past or recent circumstances have made you more cynical and closed off as a way to shield yourself from getting hurt. While this approach can certainly help you avoid more pain, it may also prevent you from experiencing life’s pleasures. Don’t let your past dictate your future in this way. Learn to trust again.
Cancer Tarot Horoscope
Your card for the week: 2 of Swords
The 2 of Swords indicates you could be experiencing a bout of indecision at this time. In fact, you may be so unsure of how to proceed that you’ve actively been putting off facing this matter. This week you’re being reminded that no matter how much you try to avoid this situation, it won’t simply go away. Instead of focusing on the consequences of making the wrong decision, consider what might happen if you don’t make a decision at all. Inaction can often lead to greater issues down the road.
Leo Tarot Horoscope
Your card for the week: 6 of Swords
This could be the week you finally release something that has been hanging over you for far too long. The 6 of Swords serves as a reminder that, although it may be difficult, sometimes we have no choice but to move on from a challenging situation. What have you been holding onto that has prevented you from creating a brighter future for yourself? Now is the time to let this go once and for all. This won’t be an easy task, but ultimately, it is the right thing to do.
Virgo Tarot Horoscope
Your card for the week: The Star
You can breathe a little bit easier, because relief has arrived this week! The Star is signaling a reprieve after a period of great change or difficulty. While this turmoil has not been easy for you to go through, you have been able to endure whatever challenges life has thrown your way. What lessons have you learned? What were you able to let go of that was holding you back? How will you move forward differently? Now is the time to shed the old you, so you can emerge as the person you were meant to be.
Libra Tarot Horoscope
Your card for the week: Knight of Swords
There may be no stopping you this week … but is that a good thing? The Knight of Swords is a card cautioning against ambition at all costs. Yes, it’s good to have dogged ambition, but only when you’ve considered all the challenges and consequences first. Before making your move, examine all the variables. What will you gain? What could you lose? Will you be neglecting those around you in pursuit of your goals? Understanding the fine line between determination and obsession could prevent you from potential headaches down the road.
Scorpio Tarot Horoscope
Your card for the week: The Hierophant
You could find yourself committed to a new cause this week! The Hierophant is a card that represents belief systems, traditions, and institutions. You may have been feeling lost, aimless, and in need of direction. If you’ve been considering joining a new group, now is the time! Being surrounded by people of a similar mindset could offer you the type of community and support you’ve been missing. So, go ahead and attend a book club, volunteer to work at a soup kitchen, or join other outdoor enthusiasts on a hike. You might just find what you’ve been missing.
Sagittarius Tarot Horoscope
Your card for the week: Judgment
You could be on the verge of a decision that will have a long-lasting impact! You’ve been at this crossroads for a while, unsure of which path to go down. The Judgment card knows the best choices comes from the perfect blending of head and heart. This means you should not only look to your past for tangible lessons you’ve learned, but you must also connect with your inner self and listen to what your intuition is trying to tell you. This is the week to make your decision — and you already have everything you need to do so.
Capricorn Tarot Horoscope
Your card for the week: Ace of Wands
If you’ve been waiting for a sign from the universe about something, this is it! The Ace of Wands represents a new beginning and all the potential that comes with this new venture. This week you are being encouraged to pursue that new path or project you’ve felt passionately about but haven’t acted on yet. Use this time to take your first steps toward manifesting this goal. There’s no need to make huge leaps forward — even a small step forward is still a step toward your goal.
Aquarius Tarot Horoscope
Your card for the week: Ace of Pentacles
The Ace of Pentacles is signaling that an abundance of new opportunities in your material world are emerging for you this week. Have you been feeling stalled in your career? Has an investment not paid off the way you thought it would? Have you been unable to make money from an idea you had? That could all change now! Keep your eyes and ears peeled as a new beginning in any of these areas could be just around the corner. Whether you decide to take advantage of them is up to you, but they will be there for the taking.
Pisces Tarot Horoscope
Your card for the week: Wheel of Fortune
The Wheel of Fortune reminds you this week that life is full of ups and down. If you’ve been going through a problematic time in your life, this card could signal an end to this difficult period. If you’ve been going through a prosperous period, things could soon return to normal. Don’t lament this change — it is a natural part of growth and a natural part of life. Every experience you have serves a purpose in your understanding of yourself and your situations. Let this card serve as a reminder to embrace the ebb and flow of life.
How to develop your intuitive powers
by Jane Lyle
From The Astrology Room
That’s why some people make great psychic readers, because they have developed their natural abilities, abilities that usually became obvious during childhood. Yet intuition is just another way of knowing or sensing things. And you can develop and enhance your intuition in simple ways, just by paying it some quality attention, and giving it some tender, loving care.
Hearing your own inner voice is a real gift, for it can help you with knotty problems and difficult decisions. Many people refer to ‘gut feelings’, another way of describing our intuitive senses, senses that are always with us. We use phrases like ‘I feel it in my bones’ or ‘it doesn’t smell right’. Such feelings and stray thoughts are easy to ignore, rationalise, or even reject. And if you struggle against your intuition, it can mislead you by getting all tangled up with stress reactions, obsessive worrying, and the biggest threat of all, fear.
There are numerous workshops and courses designed to teach you how to develop different specialist psychic abilities such as mediumship, clairvoyance, or sensing auras. But all of these skills need a firm foundation in your everyday life. And that foundation is built, like any other, with focus, intention, and practice.
So if you’d like to give your own psychic abilities a chance to bloom, here are some things you can try:
– Learn how to relax. Panic, worry, and stress can block your intuition completely. Just learning how to breathe slowly and deeply is a wonderful beginning. Sit quietly in a chair (if you lie down you might doze off!) and take a moment to feel your whole body, feel the ground beneath your feet, drop your shoulders and unclench your jaw. Switch off the phone as well. Then take a deep breath, pause for a couple of counts (one, two…), and exhale. This little exercise is a great way to start any kind of reading, whether you’re visiting a psychic or learning how to read tarot. Just follow your breath, in and out, and allow thoughts to drift across your mind without grabbing onto them and becoming distracted. Basically, this is a form of meditation. Try to do it every day. Fifteen minutes is ideal.
– Keep a dream diary for a month or two – longer if you wish. When you wake up, scribble down your impressions of your dreams. At first, these will probably seem puzzling, confused, or almost non-existent. But even a colour or a kind of emotional mood can be a clue. So, if you just felt sad in a dream, write that down even if you don’t have any more details. Bit by bit, your dreaming mind will begin to open up and give you much more detail. By tuning into your dreams, you are tuning in to your own subconscious mind. Since mostly we don’t pay this much attention, we have little idea what it is trying to tell us. Once you connect with it, it will grow clearer and stronger. Your dreams will grow clearer and stronger too. And your subconscious mind will have an easier time getting hold of you! Working with your dreams will also help you if you want to learn how to visualise things on the inner screen of your mind.
– Clearing away some physical clutter or unloved, unwanted possessions really does help to free up your mind, your imagination, emotions, and your precious intuition. Your attention and energy is all bound up with your surroundings, and your ‘stuff’. Ancient magical teachings and rituals all over the world contain ceremonies designed to clear and purify a space before attempting to do psychic work. Native American Indians, for example, burn sage and cedar to clear negative energies, followed by sweet grass which invites uplifting energies into the newly-cleansed space. In the East, they use incense in a similar way. Many sacred space ceremonies involve chanting, bells, Tibetan singing bowls or music too. You can read about these, or attend courses and workshops if you want to discover more about the different traditions. At home, try clearing out just one drawer or cupboard to begin with. Or that dank and miserable corner of the garden, if you have one. You may find you can’t stop at just one small task. It becomes exhilarating. You’ll be able to see and feel how your intuition flows much more freely in a clear space. When things are clearer in your surroundings, bring something beautiful into them – candles and fresh flowers for example. A single rose and some tea lights can make a space feel special, enhance positive energies, and boost your spirituality.
– Remember to notice and acknowledge your surroundings every day. Your five physical senses support your sixth, invisible sense. But how often do you take things for granted, or rush around never looking up at the sky? Really seeing a flower, a star, a sunset or the rain falling becomes a kind of meditation. What smells good? What tastes amazing? What flavours and scents awaken memories? How about the texture of your towels, your sheets, a dog’s coat, a piece of velvet? What sounds can you hear? It is all about focus. And yet another simple way to enhance and strengthen your psychic side.
These tips and suggestions are simple, but powerful. They form the basis of a way of living that allows psychic or intuitive abilities to flourish and grow. Without them, it is much harder to develop your skills further, or learn how to use them effectively in your life. Enjoy your journey