June 18 Divination Journal

Today’s Tarot card reading comes from The Celtic Dragon Tarot by D. J. Conway. With art done by Lisa Hunt. This deck is unique as the cards are never read in reverse. Copyright 2001

Today’s General Tarot Card

Knight of Chalices

This is a card of proposals and invitations, of socializing, networking, and making new contacts. There may be artistic or romantic proposal, or simply the enjoyment of good times, perhaps with an invitation received to attend a propitious occasion. The invitation may allow for social advancement or provide a desired opportunity to make necessary contacts for emotional fulfillment and satisfaction in life. If representatives of a person, this card is someone who has something beneficial to offer. One’s enthusiasm may prompt openings and opportunities, especially through casual mingling among people who prove helpful. Relaxation and good times are indicated, as well as holiday fun with others, and opportunities. Artistic expression is given direction and finesse. There is also a possible opportunism with this card: someone being capricious with one’s emotions, vacillating and leading one on. Flattery or deception could come into play. or a person could be misleading one either for his or her own gain or simply because of an inability to be emotionally consistent or make a sincere commitment. Other cards in the spread will clarify the intention.

Marigolds, flowers of well being, affection, and relationship, make a wreath. A stork, a symbol of beginnings, devotion, and opportunities, stand by the tree.

Meaning: Artistic direction, romantic or social proposal, invitation, fun, relaxation, opportunity, advancement, emotional sensitivity, developing style, love, breakthrough.

Prompt Words: Proposals, socializing

Today’s Rune  From The Rune Site

Gebo

Sound: “g” as in “gift”
Stands for: Gift
Color: Gold & Silver (Red)
Casting meaning: Gebo represents the honor and connection that is created between people when they exchange gifts. The connection and honor is similar to the connection and honor that a person has with the gods for giving them life.

Today’s Witches’ Rune  From The Summer Goddess Book of Shadows

Flight

The Flight Rune stands for a time when you will finally break free and overcome obstacles that have impeded your progress.

You can look forward to a time when all communications; physical, meta-physical and spiritual are of great importance.

Expect to be given news that will alter your direction. Look to gain sudden insights and crucial revelations.

This rune signifies the kind of communication that changes your course of action, so there may be shake-ups or surprises in events you had already planned.

Today’s Ogham Stave  From Ogham Symbol Gallery

Oi/Oir

Oi, sometimes representing the Th sound, is Oir, the Spindle tree, which was used to make bobbins and pegs, as well as (obviously) spindles. This dainty little tree is misleading–while it looks delicate, it’s also very strong. The durability and strength of the wood made it useful for oxen-goads, which were used in ploughing. The white flowers and bright red autumn fruits, connect the Spindle tree to the hearth and home, as well as the bonds of kinfolk and clan.

Oir Correspondences

Mundane Aspects: When this symbol appears, focus on family honor. Remember that in addition to blood family members, we have people that we choose to invite into our hearts, our spiritual family members. Fulfill obligations you may have to people you love, whether you have been planning for or not. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, but ultimately, do what’s right for those who enjoy the hospitality of your hearth.

Magical Aspects: Work on developing a connection not only to the people in your clan, but in the greater spiritual community. Remember that differing tribes still have to work together for a common purpose, and that means someone has to assume the role of mediator when conflicts arise. If you’re active in the Pagan community, or in a specific group, this may fall to you.

Today’s Numerology Number From NUMEROLOGY SINGLE DIGIT NUMBERS

Considered the most cooperative of the single-digit numbers, the 2 is often the most underestimated.

The Numerology Meaning of the Number 2: THE ALL-KNOWING

Known as the peacemaker, the 2 is almost always gentle, tactful, diplomatic, forgiving, and non-confrontational.

However, the shape of the 2 gives us a clue to its resilience and ability to survive. This symbol, as if bowing in servitude, could easily be perceived as weak and powerless. But when the humble 2 is under attack, even burdened by a crushing weight, its flexible nature allows it to bounce back quickly.

This is in stark contrast to the power and pride of the bold 1, who is unlikely to back down. (The competitive, bold, individualistic nature of the 1 makes it strong, but its rigid posture can shatter under prolonged pressure.)

People in leadership positions – often individuals with a well positioned 1 in their chart – recognize the value of their calm, thoughtful friend. The 2 is often the real power behind the throne.

The 2 understands the underlying motivation driving the people around them.

The ability to understand others helps them navigate divergent opinions and ideas, giving a little here, taking a little there. Many psychotherapists, skilled at reading human nature, have a strong 2 in their chart.

Patient and unassuming, individuals with a prominent Number 2 people don’t always get the recognition they deserve but they tend to hold a special place in the hearts and minds of those who know them.

The number 2 is recognized for its grace, sophistication, style, and taste in art and music. Dancers often carry this number due to its inherent sense of rhythm. In social environments, the 2 is a good conversationalist with a witty, self-depreciating sense of humor (never slapstick or juvenile as they are too sophisticated for that).

Every coin has two sides.

If the Greek god Zeus could be compared to the number 1, his wife (and sister) Hera would represent the number 2. Like Hera, the number 2 can be jealous and mean-spirited when others reach for something they covet.

As gentle and loving as Hera is much of the time, another side of her emerges when she feels mistreated – a side that can be vengeful, cruel, and unrelenting. The number 2 can also be critical and verbally abusive, with bouts of bad temper (for trivial reasons… for extended periods of time).

Normally skilled at negotiation, emotional periods can find the 2 exhibiting illogical reasoning, making verbal arguments feel like slicing water with a knife. Quarrels often stem from the hurt feelings of this overly sensitive number.

As a partner, the number 2 is an invaluable asset.

Ready to defend you at any cost, the loyalty of the 2 is unshakeable. However, this partner can be emotional and demanding, expecting attention (and devotion) in return. In short, the number 2 is a sensual, graceful, loyal partner who can be a bit demanding, but is worth the trouble.

There is another important aspect to the number 2. As the most intuitive of all single-digit numbers, the 2 has keen powers of observation. This faculty helps them recognize the inner needs of people around them, often helping others to understand themselves better. The intuitive 2 is often drawn to the occult – only the double-digit 11 surpasses the 2 in that department.

Today’s Animal Spirit Guide

Spider