The Witches Digest for Monday, February 12th (Tarot, Runes or The Rest of the Divination)

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The Witches Digest for Monday, February 12th

(Tarot, Runes or The Rest of the Divination)

Tarot Card of the Day

Princess of Wands


This suit, most often called “Wands” and sometimes called “Rods” or “Staves,” represents initiative, ambition, drive and desire. This is the suit of enterprise and risk-taking.

This card is traditionally entitled the Page, but in some modern decks appears as a Princess. This archetype is that of a unique individual, a nonconformist, often something of a bohemian, definitely independent by nature. He or she requires little in the way of affirmation or approval. Perhaps a mischief-maker, often an innovator or inventor, the energy represented by this card will only serve others until he or she figures out how to get others to serve him/her.

This person’s freedom is so important they would rather go as a peasant among strangers than inherit a fortune with strings attached. Don’t be fooled by this humble appearance. This person is a future captain of industry or world leader, now serving an apprenticeship. These people are sometimes seen planting a staff like a flagpole into the earth in the far off wilderness (where they can start fresh without having to make any compromises). You could think of this card as a wild card.

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This Week’s Tarot Card Is the Three of Wands Reversed!

Read your monthly and weekly Tarot readings for February 2018

 

The Wands are the suit of Fire, shown perfectly in this deck as lit sparklers. They glow brightly with enthusiasm, but any spark can start an uncontrollable fire if not monitored. This week the reversed Three of Wands helps us learn how to overcome obstacles inevitably encountered as we put our planning into action. There are a couple ways in which these disruptions might occur. First, we might start to feel out of control again as passion and momentum drive us along into busyness. If we start to lose sight of our goals, we can simply refer to the planning diagram created last week with the help of the Eight of Pentacles, using it as a map for progress, and updating it as we go.

We should also be cautious of unreliable help if we have included collaborators or assistants in our work. It’s necessary to have clear vision of the work ourselves before involving others; otherwise the potential for miscommunication is high. If we anticipated support and did not receive it as expected, we can’t allow disappointment or resentment to derail our efforts. This month’s theme card, Strength, reminds us to exercise compassion and control our temper. Throwing blame around will not get the work done any faster, and holding grudges will only hold us back. This is also true for any missteps we have made ourselves; they must be looked at as opportunities for learning rather than markers of disqualification.

Meditation on compassion for the reversed Three of Wands

Growth is not a constant uphill path. The twists and dips along the way are what refine our abilities and strengthen our resolve, so we should not fear the process. Think back on a mistake you made, either in a current project or at any point in the past when on a path to achieve a goal. How did it make you feel about yourself at the time? What were the consequences? If you still feel anxiety about this error, forgive yourself now. Consider how the mistake occurred and the lesson learned from your experience. How has it helped you to avoid other mistakes since?

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Daily Love Tarot Card

 

 

The Emperor

A hidden aspect of the past is revealed and is something that lets you tear down a wall that keeps you boxed in. What old memory fogs the mind and your emotions today? Let it go because it is to do easy now. The freedom turns into courageously liberated, wise, and realistic energy. If single, it eases a focus on desired outcomes. That allows someone to feel free to express warmth without pressure, and they will.

Your Erotic Card of the Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Star

The Star card shows that your sexual energy is burning bright, and the future looks extremely promising. There may be a few obstacles in the way of getting what you want, but you’re very confident in your sexual prowess so you welcome a little healthy competition. You’re determined to pursue a sexual conquest and make them yours, and the Star predicts that you have all the right moves to accomplish your lustful goals. Your ego actually works more in your favor than against your goals today.

Your Rune for Today

Nauthiz 

“Not-this” – Literally: “Need-fire” or “Necessity” – Esoteric: Constraint, Friction

Key Concepts: Need, resistance, constraint, conflict, drama, effort, necessity, urgency, hard work, need-fire, life lessons, creative friction, distress, force of growth, the consequence of past action, short term pain for long term gain

Psi: resistance, need, effort

Energy: necessity, coming forth into being, urgency

Mundane: doing what must be done, chores, hard work

Divinations: Resistance (leading to strength), recognition of örlög (ultimate law, primal truth), innovation, need-fire (self-reliance), personal development and life lessons, achievement through effort; or constraint of freedom, distress, toil, drudgery, laxity, warnings, worry, guilt, moral cowardice, unfulfilled or unrecognized needs.

Governs:

Overcoming distress or negative örlög
Acceptance of the unchangeable
Development of magical will, the manipulation of wyrd
Understanding the dynamic force of “resistance” in the process of creating
The generation of creative energy for problem solving
Protection of one’s own needs
Recognition of personal need
Love magic; especially to obtain a lover

Your Weekly Influences for February 12th

 

Tarot Influence

Queen of Swords

Often mournful from loss or infertility. Quick witted, gracious and kind but firm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astrological Influence

Taurus Reversed

Taurus reversed represents unwarranted stubborness and impulsiveness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Element Influence

Fire

Fire denotes the unleashing of raw energy and change. The status quo may be about to crumble, but will be replaced something better. Fire also provides light to those in the dark and warmth for a cold body and spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today

 

The Dove

Throughout history the Dove has symbolized peace and innocence in nearly all cultures. Dove’s soft cooing and gentle nature bring a calmness to any situation. The Dove appears where peace has been attained or there is a need to bring events to a peaceful ending. It denotes a time to let lose of grievances and settle conflicts in a way that benefits all parties equally.

As a daily card, Dove suggests the need to put an end to conflict in your present life. The conflict may be yours or may be that of people close to you. Regardless of the parties involved, you have been called upon to bring the discord to an impartial end.

 

Your Mah Jong Tile for the Month of February

 

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Symbol: Lotus Flower

The Lotus Flower tile represents birth or rebirth. On a spiritual level it may indicate you are about to reach new heights in your understanding of your place in the cosmos. Physically it may suggest a child is coming, or a new project is about to emerge. The Lotus Flower tile also speaks of regeneration, and may indicate a time of recovery from hardship—a new beginning.

Your Karmic Number for Monday, February 12th

You handle yourself with decorum when faced with adversity. Buddha would consider you equanimous right now, having received this number 11. You may have even been a spiritual leader in a past life. People will turn to you during a catastrophe or for guidance about their hectic lives. The guru role suits you. If you are already a counselor of some kind, rest assured that you are helping people even if you can’t see the results yet. Whatever tools you share are being taken seriously. If you feel some agitation, step back and breathe to regain your composure. In a small way, you are saving the world. No pressure!

 

The Wisdom of Buddha

He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes

Earth Sky News for February 12th: Blue-white Rigel at Orion’s foot

Tonight … look for the bright, blue-white star Rigel in the constellation Orion the Hunter.

Before you can find Rigel, you need to know how to find Orion. The three sparkling blue-white stars of Orion’s Belt are easy to spot. As viewed from the Northern Hemisphere, this compact line of stars can be found in the south to southeast sky at nightfall. It is more toward the northern sky for observers in the Southern Hemisphere.

No matter where you are, if you look outside in the evening now, chances are the pattern you’ll pick out will be Orion! Yes, it really is that noticeable.

You might note that Orion’s two brightest stars – Betelgeuse and Rigel – lodge at an equal distance above and below Orion’s Belt. Rigel is shown on the chart at the top of this post. Click here to see a chart showing Betelgeuse.

Look again at Rigel. Because it lies some 775 light-years away, Rigel must be intrinsically extraordinarily luminous to shine so brightly in our sky. If this star were as close as our sun, it would outshine the sun by 40,000 times!

Although both Rigel and Betelgeuse are extremely luminous supergiant suns, the stark color contrast between these two stars makes Betelgeuse and Rigel readily distinguishable. Try binoculars, if you can’t distinguish color with the unaided eye. Betelgeuse has a reddish hue, while Rigel sparkles blue-white.

A star’s color is revealing of its surface temperature. Red stars are cool (2,000 to 3,500 Kelvin) and in the autumn of their years, while blue and blue-white stars are hot (over 10,000 K) and young, in the heyday of youth.

Astronomers believe both red and blue supergiant stars blow up into supernova explosions, though at one time it was thought that only red supergiants did so.

Look for Rigel, Orion’s blue supergiant star, at the foot of Orion tonight!

Bottom line: This post describes how to locate Orion’s bright blue-white star Rigel.

Published on EarthSky

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.

2018 February 12

Blue Comet Meets Blue Stars 
Credit & Copyright: Tom Masterson (Transient Astronomer)

 

Explanation: What’s that heading for the Pleiades star cluster? It appears to be Comet C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS), but here, appearances are deceiving. On the right and far in the background, the famous Pleiades star cluster is dominated by blue light from massive young stars. On the left and visiting the inner Solar System is Comet PanSTARRS, a tumbling block of ice from the outer Solar System that currently sports a long ion tail dominated by blue light from an unusually high abundance of ionized carbon monoxide. Comet PanSTARRS is actually moving toward the top of the image, and its ion tail points away from the Sun but is affected by a complex solar wind of particles streaming out from the Sun. Visible through a small telescope, the comet is fading as it recedes from the Earth, even though it reaches its closest point to the Sun in early May.

A Little Humor for Your Day

(Couldn’t resist this one, lol!)

 

 

We Ain’t Gone Yet,

The Best is Yet to Come!

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The Witches Digest for Thursday, February 8th (Part 2 – Horoscopes, Tarot, Runes & Much More)

 

The Witches Digest for Thursday, February 8th

(Part 2 – Horoscopes, Tarot, Runes & Much More)

Some thoughts for 2018: Eris, Chiron & Uranus

A Plea For Our Mother

Chiron enters Aries 17th April 2018, returns to Pisces 25th September 2018, then returns to Aries 18th Feb 2019

Uranus enters Taurus 15th May 2018, returns to Aries 6th November 2018, then returns to Taurus 6th March 2019

Eris, the dwarf planet first discovered in January 2005, has been taking her time to seep into the collective psyche, sometimes wilfully ignored due to her challenging message. She speaks of visceral matters such as violence and revenge. Eris will fight to the death if she must and is active in revolution, warfare and the objectification of the ‘other’ which enables humankind to oppress, exploit and kill, often with seeming impunity. She is the violent struggle for survival, the ‘kill or be killed’ aspect of Mother Nature and the sheer bloody-minded tenacity of life even in the direst of circumstances. Eris dishes out retribution for transgression of natural laws and seeks revenge for wounds inflicted. She is a powerful force of cosmic nature, reaching out to wake us up to our potential for both violent resistance and peaceful but unmitigated struggle. She suffers no fools, takes no prisoners and refuses to back-down in the face of even the greatest forces stacked against her.

We all have a bit of Eris in us, but whether we meet her face to face depends upon our capacity to accept the ‘darker’ sides of our nature: violent impulses, deep-seated hatred and yearnings for revenge. If we struggle to recognise that, given the right circumstances, we too can become the terrorist, the oppressor, the revolutionary who sees blood spilt as an acceptable price for freedom, we will project Eris onto the world around us, fearing ‘the other’ who threatens us with their dearth of moral boundaries and lack of humanity. Eris brings into sharp relief the temptation to only see others as the problem, to project our own wild rage or vengeful spirit onto ‘them out there’.

Despite her raw power Eris speaks also of victimhood: an experience which can catalyse the impulse to rise-up, reset the balance of power and reclaim lost ground. This is the primal reaction to a loss of liberty and self-determination. Eris straddles the powerlessness of being subject to someone else’s malice and the remedial power of revenge, only for that revenge to trigger on-going cycles of conflict. She wants her own back, but is powerless to avoid being subject once more to the same impulse in another. Through Eris we reach the point of acceptance that sometimes people simply do terrible things and we must finally walk away if we want any semblance of peace. But for all that, she will fight for the disenfranchised and strengthen our spirit to stand against those who abuse their position. And perhaps most important of all, she enables us to stand strong in defence of our precious Mother Earth who is subject to the greatest and most sustained attack of all.

When Chiron in Pisces aligned with Eris in Aries between February 2016 and April 2017, we were coaxed into a deeper appreciation of what it means to be nature becoming aware of itself. The primal instinct and vital force that fuels our existence is also that which kills for food or to protect its young. It is the destruction of an earthquake, the boiling lava of a volcano, the devastation of a hurricane and monsoon rains beyond the land’s capacity to cope. Mother Nature can be a fearsome warrior as much as she is our mother. We must be too, at times, to protect her from the excesses of humanity’s obsession with its own desires.

Chiron remains in Pisces for a while longer, joining Eris in Aries in April, returning to Pisces in September, then arriving in Aries proper in February 2019. Chiron in Pisces and Eris in Aries make unusual bed-fellows, with Chiron so deeply compassionate and Eris so ardently militant! But together they reflect two powerful forces in the human spirit: the will to survive no matter what and the movement towards dissolution of self and compassion for all beings. They affirm that we must come through this together, for there is no merit in one prospering on the back of another’s demise. We cannot be separated when it comes to the crunch. I am you, you are me, we are all this planet and we reap as we sow, if not now, eventually.

As Chiron straddles the boundary between the final sign of the zodiac (Pisces) and the first (Aries) throughout 2018, it exhorts us to step-up our protection of this beautiful planet and honour, not exploit, her bounty. It reminds us time is short but healing change can be swift if we’re prepared to take the plunge, gather our courage and resolve to live differently now, not once our backs are so flat against the wall we simply have no choice. Mother Earth has suffered shockingly as a result of human ignorance, denial and narcissism for way too long. She lies bleeding at our feet and still we look away. But no more. Once Uranus begins its entry into Taurus in May 2018, the extent of our planet’s unbridled rage and unbounded love will become apparent in equal measure.  There’s already no going back, and by then moving forward with planet earth’s well-being front and centre will be an undeniable imperative. Whatever our personal challenges, our own private wounds and intimate struggles, we must attend to our relationship with our Mother first and foremost if we are ever to know true peace.

February 2018 Horoscope: A Mixed Bag

Read your monthly horoscope for February 2018

By Marie DeSimone, Tarot.com

 

Romance fills the air after February 10 thanks to Venus moving into gentle, mystical Pisces. Until March 6, everyone will either be looking for their ultimate soul mate or holding on to the fairytale romance they already have. The magic heightens on February 21 when Venus and Neptune embrace, creating a hypnotic spell for all in matters of the heart. Will you be swept away?

A stunning Solar Eclipse in Aquarius on February 15 will be at a gorgeous link to Uranus, the lord or ruler of this Eclipse. This rare and favorable connection promises a new start in group-related or humanitarian endeavors, as well as the ability for you to finally begin pursuing that quirky aspiration you’ve held in your heart for way too long.

If you have any important action to take, wait until after the hazy energy of February 17 passes. Mars will square off with Neptune at this time, creating more confusion and mixed messages around action taken. This will prove frustrating not only for you, but for anyone else in your environment trying to get anything important off the ground. It’s a better idea to use this cycle for imaginative pursuits rather than anything connected to your major goals and ambitions. Sexual fantasies might also be more interesting than your sexual reality at this time, so if there’s a disappointing experience in bed, know that it’s only temporary.

The month comes to a close with some frustrating communication links. Mercury and Neptune align on February 25, and Mercury will square off with Mars on February 28. There might be a conversation you have with someone that misleads you during these days. If so, you may become quite angry and argumentative about it. In fact, your words will bite.

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Your Horoscopes for Thursday, February 8th

 

Aries

Aries
Aries

This is a day in which you may be itching to do, feel, or experience something new, dear Aries, with the Moon in your adventure sector approaching alignment with Mars. You might also feed a hunger for knowledge. Because you’re primarily focused on taking action, you may be learning through experience or meditating in motion now for best results. You find it more comfortable than usual to go after what you want today, and it’s likely that few people, if any, will interfere. In fact, a Sun-Mars connection suggests a very creative way of pursuing your desires now. You might get fired up about a belief or idea today. You’re a natural leader, making it an opportune time to take the initiative, and you’re in great shape for approaching friends. Brilliant ideas about new projects or ventures can come to mind now.

 

Taurus

Taurus
Taurus

The Moon moves into your intimacy sector, dear Taurus, stimulating a need to look more deeply into matters, as well as to explore your feelings more intensely. Emotions can be inflamed but internalized as the Moon moves towards an alignment with Mars. It can be an exciting day on intimate or emotional levels, but also brilliant for ideas related to work, reputation, or career matters and long-term goals. It’s an excellent time for strategy related to these things and for maneuvers and plans that move you into a more favorable light or position with others. Today can also be a good time for productivity, research, and analysis. The need for more glamor, mystery, or emotional excitement in your life becomes obvious today. You may be more sensitive to imbalances of power, and you might quickly become fired up if you experience frustrating power dynamics.

 

Gemini

Gemini
Gemini

The Moon moves into your partnership zone today, dear Gemini, and will spend a couple of days here. Mars is already here, and with this combination, there can be a noticeable increase in demands placed on you from other people or animated interactions and feelings in your relationships. A significant encounter might occur. Brilliant ideas are likely today, mainly related to higher education, belief systems, and publishing. Important players may seem to be holding power now, at the very least over your attention. Keep in mind that with your partnership zone highly activated, you can get a fuller picture of your issues if you take another’s point of view into account. Any conflict stirred now may be more about what you’re not accepting in yourself than about other people or outside circumstances. Although overly hasty or rash actions taken now might rebound on you, some healthy risk-taking might help you to break the routine and get you out of a rut. A Mercury-Uranus connection is excellent for networking, sharing ideas, stimulating conversations, and coming across useful information.

Cancer

Cancer
Cancer

The Moon moves into your work and health sector today, dear Cancer, and you’re inclined to see life for its details and problems. With Mars in this sector of your solar chart already, you can quickly become charged up about these things, either to your advantage or disadvantage! This can be an especially productive time for work, health, and practical affairs if you’re poised to take action on the flaws, problems, and details that seem to be amiss. If you tame impulsiveness, acting on a health matter or pushing yourself just a little to improve your fitness efforts can be welcome now. For others, there can be a strong desire to become more organized and efficient. If you are feeling restless, pouring energy into little projects can help since you have an emotional need to keep busy or to accomplish something constructive. It’s also a powerful time for research and analysis. You’re in an excellent place for finding creative answers or solutions to problems now.

Leo

Leo
Leo

The Moon moves into your sector of fun and games today, dear Leo, and you’re likely to gravitate towards recreational or leisure activities. Or, you’re ready to find ways to mingle, create, and share. With Mars already in this sector, this can be an emotionally charged time, as the Moon and Mars act to fire up your passions in a mostly pleasant way in this area of your solar chart. If you find yourself frustrated or restless, it may be that you need a proper channel for expressing yourself. This combination, as well as a Sun-Mars quintile active today, increase your resourcefulness and confidence. Your instincts are great, but you’re also in a beautiful position to strategize and make plans. You react well to competition and may very well be the favored party now.

 

Virgo

Virgo
Virgo

The Moon moves into your home and family sector today, dear Virgo, and eventually bumps into Mars there. This combination is emotionally exciting, stimulating you into action. Sometimes, it can prompt a bit of combativeness, particularly with those closest to you, but if channeled constructively, this extra energy can be highly useful. On an emotional level, you’re in great shape for insight into others’ motives and desires, even if they are doing their best to keep these things to themselves. You may be inclined to want to stick around the home or do familiar things, but you can also decide to pour energy into home-related projects or family activities. The desire to initiate a long-term project frequently emerges with the fourth house, where both Mars and the Moon are in your solar chart right now. On another level, you may be eager for support, nurture, or comfort, and you go out of your way to find these things. Or, you can feel particularly motivated to make personal improvements. Your senses are working overtime now. Ideas related to work and health coming to you today can be brilliant.

Libra 

Libra
Libra

The Moon moves into your communications sector today, dear Libra. Mars is already in this area of your solar chart, stirring your enthusiasm or passion for learning and connecting, as well as for your ideas. As such, with Moon-Mars here, there can be a busy, buzzing theme to the day. It may be that you have many projects and activities that you are juggling now, or that you’re going all out with a particular project or personal interest. There can be more spontaneity in your communications, and this can be of great benefit, particularly if you need a bit of extra courage to get something off your chest. While this emotional transit might lead to impulsive moves and speech, you have a very strategic Sun-Mars connection helping you out in this regard today, and you’ll probably quickly figure out that pushing something won’t get you closer to achieving what you want. You might feel a special camaraderie with a partner or friend today, chiefly through shared interests or direct communications.

Scorpio

Scorpio
Scorpio

The Moon moves into your solar second house today, dear Scorpio, and you may be especially interested in attending to prized personal possessions or building up a project, business, or venture. Mars is already in this area of your chart, and with the Moon and Mars meeting here, a desire for taking action or starting something new can take hold. It may be that a money or ownership matter grabs your attention, and you need or want to handle it immediately, or take clear steps towards resolving a problem. There is some tendency to identify strongly with what you own, or there can be a sense that you need to prove yourself to someone, and conflicts may arise. However, you’re also very concerned about quick resolutions, and you’re in a great position to take care of business that you might avoid entirely on another day. While the Moon and Mars both incline towards impulsiveness, a Sun-Mars connection today can help you get very creative with your plans and strategies, helping you make the right moves. This can be a very resourceful time when you are inclined to make the most of what you have.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius
Sagittarius

The Moon moves into your sign today, dear Sagittarius, and your emotional needs come into sharper focus. With Mars already in Sagittarius and the Moon heading towards alignment with Mars, you can quickly become all fired up today! It can be easy to get a rise out of you, and you’re in a fabulous position for taking the initiative. It can be an emotionally brave or spunky day, although perhaps a little impatient at times as well. You have the self-confidence and backbone to go after what you want, and with a creative Sun-Mars connection active as well, you can choose to do so through direct communications most successfully now. Interference from others is unlikely with the kind of natural confidence you’re displaying. You are more resourceful and less demanding of people around you, and others respect your boundaries and independence.

 

Capricorn

Capricorn
Capricorn

The Moon moves into your soul sector today, dear Capricorn, and for today and the next couple of days, you’re likely to need to tie up loose ends and attend to your private life or process recent events before a new cycle begins. Mars is already in this area of your solar chart, and with Mars and the Moon building towards an alignment, a lot of your energy is channeled into private matters. Or, much is going on behind the scenes in your life. Your dreaming life and memories may be playing a stronger role than usual. Emotions are all fired up, and the need to take action can overcome you now. Finding ways to renew your energy and heal yourself can be most successful now.

 

Aquarius

Aquarius
Aquarius

The Moon moves into your social sector today, dear Aquarius, and you can experience a distinct need to decompress from professional demands or recent responsibilities. Mars is already in this sector of your solar chart, stimulating your inventive, innovative nature. Today, the itch to do something new and unusual or to get a project rolling is building. While you tend to be quite independent-minded today, group activities and cooperative efforts may very well help you achieve your goals more efficiently at the moment. You may be defending someone or a belief with enthusiasm and vigor. You might enjoy helping others now. It’s an excellent time for coming together with a partner, as well, or for teaming up to accomplish something worthwhile.

Aries

Aries
Aries

This is a day in which you may be itching to do, feel, or experience something new, dear Aries, with the Moon in your adventure sector approaching alignment with Mars. You might also feed a hunger for knowledge. Because you’re primarily focused on taking action, you may be learning through experience or meditating in motion now for best results. You find it more comfortable than usual to go after what you want today, and it’s likely that few people, if any, will interfere. In fact, a Sun-Mars connection suggests a very creative way of pursuing your desires now. You might get fired up about a belief or idea today. You’re a natural leader, making it an opportune time to take the initiative, and you’re in great shape for approaching friends. Brilliant ideas about new projects or ventures can come to mind now.

 

Taurus

Taurus
Taurus

The Moon moves into your intimacy sector, dear Taurus, stimulating a need to look more deeply into matters, as well as to explore your feelings more intensely. Emotions can be inflamed but internalized as the Moon moves towards an alignment with Mars. It can be an exciting day on intimate or emotional levels, but also brilliant for ideas related to work, reputation, or career matters and long-term goals. It’s an excellent time for strategy related to these things and for maneuvers and plans that move you into a more favorable light or position with others. Today can also be a good time for productivity, research, and analysis. The need for more glamor, mystery, or emotional excitement in your life becomes obvious today. You may be more sensitive to imbalances of power, and you might quickly become fired up if you experience frustrating power dynamics.

 

Gemini

Gemini
Gemini

The Moon moves into your partnership zone today, dear Gemini, and will spend a couple of days here. Mars is already here, and with this combination, there can be a noticeable increase in demands placed on you from other people or animated interactions and feelings in your relationships. A significant encounter might occur. Brilliant ideas are likely today, mainly related to higher education, belief systems, and publishing. Important players may seem to be holding power now, at the very least over your attention. Keep in mind that with your partnership zone highly activated, you can get a fuller picture of your issues if you take another’s point of view into account. Any conflict stirred now may be more about what you’re not accepting in yourself than about other people or outside circumstances. Although overly hasty or rash actions taken now might rebound on you, some healthy risk-taking might help you to break the routine and get you out of a rut. A Mercury-Uranus connection is excellent for networking, sharing ideas, stimulating conversations, and coming across useful information.

Cancer

Cancer
Cancer

The Moon moves into your work and health sector today, dear Cancer, and you’re inclined to see life for its details and problems. With Mars in this sector of your solar chart already, you can quickly become charged up about these things, either to your advantage or disadvantage! This can be an especially productive time for work, health, and practical affairs if you’re poised to take action on the flaws, problems, and details that seem to be amiss. If you tame impulsiveness, acting on a health matter or pushing yourself just a little to improve your fitness efforts can be welcome now. For others, there can be a strong desire to become more organized and efficient. If you are feeling restless, pouring energy into little projects can help since you have an emotional need to keep busy or to accomplish something constructive. It’s also a powerful time for research and analysis. You’re in an excellent place for finding creative answers or solutions to problems now.

Leo

Leo
Leo

The Moon moves into your sector of fun and games today, dear Leo, and you’re likely to gravitate towards recreational or leisure activities. Or, you’re ready to find ways to mingle, create, and share. With Mars already in this sector, this can be an emotionally charged time, as the Moon and Mars act to fire up your passions in a mostly pleasant way in this area of your solar chart. If you find yourself frustrated or restless, it may be that you need a proper channel for expressing yourself. This combination, as well as a Sun-Mars quintile active today, increase your resourcefulness and confidence. Your instincts are great, but you’re also in a beautiful position to strategize and make plans. You react well to competition and may very well be the favored party now.

Virgo

Virgo
Virgo

The Moon moves into your home and family sector today, dear Virgo, and eventually bumps into Mars there. This combination is emotionally exciting, stimulating you into action. Sometimes, it can prompt a bit of combativeness, particularly with those closest to you, but if channeled constructively, this extra energy can be highly useful. On an emotional level, you’re in great shape for insight into others’ motives and desires, even if they are doing their best to keep these things to themselves. You may be inclined to want to stick around the home or do familiar things, but you can also decide to pour energy into home-related projects or family activities. The desire to initiate a long-term project frequently emerges with the fourth house, where both Mars and the Moon are in your solar chart right now. On another level, you may be eager for support, nurture, or comfort, and you go out of your way to find these things. Or, you can feel particularly motivated to make personal improvements. Your senses are working overtime now. Ideas related to work and health coming to you today can be brilliant.

Libra 

Libra
Libra

The Moon moves into your communications sector today, dear Libra. Mars is already in this area of your solar chart, stirring your enthusiasm or passion for learning and connecting, as well as for your ideas. As such, with Moon-Mars here, there can be a busy, buzzing theme to the day. It may be that you have many projects and activities that you are juggling now, or that you’re going all out with a particular project or personal interest. There can be more spontaneity in your communications, and this can be of great benefit, particularly if you need a bit of extra courage to get something off your chest. While this emotional transit might lead to impulsive moves and speech, you have a very strategic Sun-Mars connection helping you out in this regard today, and you’ll probably quickly figure out that pushing something won’t get you closer to achieving what you want. You might feel a special camaraderie with a partner or friend today, chiefly through shared interests or direct communications.

Scorpio

Scorpio
Scorpio

The Moon moves into your solar second house today, dear Scorpio, and you may be especially interested in attending to prized personal possessions or building up a project, business, or venture. Mars is already in this area of your chart, and with the Moon and Mars meeting here, a desire for taking action or starting something new can take hold. It may be that a money or ownership matter grabs your attention, and you need or want to handle it immediately, or take clear steps towards resolving a problem. There is some tendency to identify strongly with what you own, or there can be a sense that you need to prove yourself to someone, and conflicts may arise. However, you’re also very concerned about quick resolutions, and you’re in a great position to take care of business that you might avoid entirely on another day. While the Moon and Mars both incline towards impulsiveness, a Sun-Mars connection today can help you get very creative with your plans and strategies, helping you make the right moves. This can be a very resourceful time when you are inclined to make the most of what you have.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius
Sagittarius

The Moon moves into your sign today, dear Sagittarius, and your emotional needs come into sharper focus. With Mars already in Sagittarius and the Moon heading towards alignment with Mars, you can quickly become all fired up today! It can be easy to get a rise out of you, and you’re in a fabulous position for taking the initiative. It can be an emotionally brave or spunky day, although perhaps a little impatient at times as well. You have the self-confidence and backbone to go after what you want, and with a creative Sun-Mars connection active as well, you can choose to do so through direct communications most successfully now. Interference from others is unlikely with the kind of natural confidence you’re displaying. You are more resourceful and less demanding of people around you, and others respect your boundaries and independence.

Capricorn

Capricorn
Capricorn

The Moon moves into your soul sector today, dear Capricorn, and for today and the next couple of days, you’re likely to need to tie up loose ends and attend to your private life or process recent events before a new cycle begins. Mars is already in this area of your solar chart, and with Mars and the Moon building towards an alignment, a lot of your energy is channeled into private matters. Or, much is going on behind the scenes in your life. Your dreaming life and memories may be playing a stronger role than usual. Emotions are all fired up, and the need to take action can overcome you now. Finding ways to renew your energy and heal yourself can be most successful now.

Aquarius

Aquarius
Aquarius

The Moon moves into your social sector today, dear Aquarius, and you can experience a distinct need to decompress from professional demands or recent responsibilities. Mars is already in this sector of your solar chart, stimulating your inventive, innovative nature. Today, the itch to do something new and unusual or to get a project rolling is building. While you tend to be quite independent-minded today, group activities and cooperative efforts may very well help you achieve your goals more efficiently at the moment. You may be defending someone or a belief with enthusiasm and vigor. You might enjoy helping others now. It’s an excellent time for coming together with a partner, as well, or for teaming up to accomplish something worthwhile.

Pisces

Pisces
Pisces

The Moon moves into your career and reputation sector today, dear Pisces, and you have business — or responsibility — on your mind. It eventually meets Mars, already in this sector, and this creates quite a charge, inspiring you to take action or make a mark. This is a day for feeling large and in charge! You can have a rush of desire to take action on your goals or to get important things done, and you’re likely to feel stronger for accomplishing something tangible right now. You’re focused on the long-term now. At this time of the lunar month, you could be feeling that all eyes are on you. You can’t seem to escape attention! This might give you a wake-up call to areas of your life in which you’ve been a little slack. For the most part, you can do quite well under pressure today. A Sun-Mars connection helps tame the impulsive and impatient qualities of Moon-Mars and puts you in a great position to strategize with confidence.

Pisces

Pisces
Pisces

The Moon moves into your career and reputation sector today, dear Pisces, and you have business — or responsibility — on your mind. It eventually meets Mars, already in this sector, and this creates quite a charge, inspiring you to take action or make a mark. This is a day for feeling large and in charge! You can have a rush of desire to take action on your goals or to get important things done, and you’re likely to feel stronger for accomplishing something tangible right now. You’re focused on the long-term now. At this time of the lunar month, you could be feeling that all eyes are on you. You can’t seem to escape attention! This might give you a wake-up call to areas of your life in which you’ve been a little slack. For the most part, you can do quite well under pressure today. A Sun-Mars connection helps tame the impulsive and impatient qualities of Moon-Mars and puts you in a great position to strategize with confidence.

 

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If You Were Born Today, February 8

There is nothing modest about your ambitions, although you are generally patient enough to pursue your long-term goals. You also have the drive and spirit to achieve success. You are a responsible and respectable person who believes in being fair to all. You are confident and frank, but also friendly and tactful. Work is extremely important to you, and you have little patience for those who don’t do their fair share. You possess much stamina. Others can truly count on you! Famous people born today: James Dean, Seth Green, Lana Turner, Mary Steenburgen, Nick Nolte.

Your Birthday Year Forecast:

Your birthday occurs around a Third Quarter Moon this year, and you are reaching an important turning point in terms of personal growth. You may be more emotional this year, and should watch for unnecessary conflicts and making hasty decisions as a result. Otherwise, this is a year of greater understanding and a strong desire to take care of business. This should be a busy, dynamic period in your life.

Especially good energy is with you for debate or energetic mental work. You benefit from an active and clear mind this year. This can be a good year to eliminate wasteful activities. You may be involved in frequent lectures, debates, and discussions during the year. You can convey your ideas more powerfully than usual. You are quick to take the initiative and to put your thoughts into action. Adventuresome travel may be part of the picture. You may be more actively involved with young people.

You are willing to put in the effort for a mental interest or project, and you can feel pleasantly dedicated to your work or ideas. You are more able to focus on what you’re doing and communicating and are more inclined to notice and consider details.

This is a time when you feel confident and supported enough to pursue your desires. It’s a good period for making yourself feel more secure and safe, as well as for family or domestic activities. This is also a period when you more readily support or defend others.

You are seeking out equal, fair, and balanced relationships. There can be a stronger inclination towards togetherness and sharing, creating harmony, and sharing power now. You may gain an advantage in business or finances or by promoting harmony and beauty.

You’re in a particularly good position for social meetings and events this year. You’re inclined to happily embrace all that is new, unusual, and out-of-the-ordinary with regards to romantic involvements as well as financial undertakings. This could be a good year for financial undertakings involving electronics, technology, the internet, metaphysics, and the arts, as well as group activities. You have a taste for the offbeat this year, and this energy can bring sudden or unexpected romance into your life, perhaps a scenario that feels like love at first sight.

You have a stronger ability to direct your energies into meaningful activities. In some ways, you can be quite self-contained as you pursue passion projects.

This is an excellent period for enterprising endeavors and new interests. You’re drawn instinctively to certain projects that have long-term value. It can be an especially creative, tuned-in year for self-expression, not only verbally but through hobbies, games, or sports. Even so, you’re especially charming and diplomatic, investing much in your relationships. Optimism can run high, but be careful of blind optimism and extravagance.

2018 is a Number Three year for you. Ruled by Jupiter. This is a year of sociability. It is a friendly time when you find it natural and easy to enjoy life and other people. The focus is on personal freedom, reaching out to others, making new friends, and exploration. You are more enthusiastic and ready for adventure than you are in other years. It’s likely to be a rather lighthearted year when opportunities for “play” time are greater than usual. It’s also a favorable year for expressing your creativity. Advice – reach out and connect but avoid scattering your energies.

2019 will be a Number Four year for you. Ruled by Uranus. This is a year of work and development. It’s “nose to the grindstone” time. It’s a time to pay special attention to practical matters, and it’s not a time to be lazy or especially gregarious. Sometimes, it can be a year that feels hard, monotonous and routine, and/or lonely. Positive new relationships are often not formed in a Four personal year. However, it can be a wonderful year for building, development, and laying a solid foundation for future successes. Advice – get yourself organized, work to build your resources, keep busy

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Get a Jump on Tomorrow…..

Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, February 9th

 

Aries

Aries
Aries

Early today, there can be difficulty combining your needs for socializing and the demands of your responsibilities, dear Aries, as the Sun in your social sector clashes with Saturn in your career sector. Finding a balance may not be easy at the moment until you decide upon your real priorities. Watch also for falling back on detached communications when a more personal touch would be best. Connections with people with whom you share common goals or interests can be satisfying as the day advances. Positive body language, personal warmth, and willingness to take on challenges are winning themes now. You can feel inspired to do your best. Physical outlets for your energy and activities that keep you engaged and in motion can be especially appealing and satisfying today and tomorrow.

 

Taurus

Taurus
Taurus

This morning, you may not be in the best position to push your agenda with a Sun-Saturn influence stirring up some resistance to change, dear Taurus. You may need to slow yourself down and look for errors in your approach before going forward, especially with business or long-term goals. As the day advances, there can be much passion behind the scenes today. You’re in a good position to take care of personal matters and for spending time with family, or you may find it particularly useful or satisfying to become engrossed in research, a book, movie, or anything that provides a nice escape. You may be especially protective of someone or something today. You are courageous when it comes to tackling difficult, complicated, or sensitive topics right now, and you can quite expertly solve a mystery.

 

Gemini

Gemini
Gemini

This morning, a Sun-Saturn influence can stir up some stubbornness or resistance, dear Gemini, making it a less than ideal time for reaching an understanding. Consider a more direct approach to going after what you want now, as there is a tendency to worry so much that we make things more convoluted than they need be. As the day advances, your timing improves as confidence builds. A feeling that you can assert yourself without crossing boundaries affords you a good sense of freedom. Others tend to encourage your faith in yourself and your future now. Activities that invigorate you can be satisfying, and may very well involve cooperating with a team or partner which can save a lot of time and bring pleasure to your life to boot. Interactions are at once soothing and inspiring now. Relationships, studies, and conversations can feel good.

 

Cancer

Cancer
Cancer

A Sun-Saturn minor challenge this morning can weigh down your interactions with others a little, dear Cancer. People may seem to be demanding a lot from you, making filling your own needs tricky. Avoid pushing things, slow down, and regain your composure. Try to put personal issues and emotions, which can too easily cloud your judgment today, aside so that you can take care of business. The day advances far more confidently, and you’re likely to enjoy a beautiful balance between dynamism and structure. You’re up to quickly resolving problems and facing challenges head-on now. This is a favorable time for releasing tension through physical activity, massage, exercise, or other endeavors that help free the flow of energy in your body as Mars and Ceres form a relationship in earthy houses of your solar chart today.

 

Leo

Leo
Leo

With your ruler, the Sun, in minor friction to Saturn this morning, you may experience frustrations over methods used to accomplish personal tasks, dear Leo. It can be all too easy to become annoyed over minor details. Let go of rigid expectations now for best results. The need to pay some homage to a partnership or partner may arise now as well. Natural confidence is with you as the day advances, with energetic Mars moving into a harmonious angle with Ceres in your sign. Others might especially enjoy your company, and it can be an excellent time for making connections or enhancing bonds. You might find yourself in the position of role model, caregiver, mentor, or facilitator today. Self-improvement efforts can be an active focus.

 

Virgo

Virgo
Virgo

This morning, you may be focusing too intently on the physical or practical side of a problem, dear Virgo, when a more holistic approach would serve you better. This week, you may decide to reassess a particular service you provide for the sake of growing and improving on an emotional plane. A Sun-Saturn minor challenge can lead to mixed feelings and mixed messages, mainly due to distractions and divided attention. However, we move towards a Mars-Ceres aspect as the day advances that is wonderful for enhancing bonds and feeling satisfied with family or domestic support and activities. It’s also an ideal time for self-nurturing, and efforts to heal and renew yourself emotionally and physically are highly favored. Forgiveness now is a kindness to yourself, not only others. Creating a dynamic domestic environment that’s at once productive and engaging can be satisfying today and tomorrow.

Libra 

Libra
Libra

This morning, home-related problems or personal responsibilities can weigh you down a little and prevent you from enjoying yourself to your full potential, dear Libra, as a Sun-Saturn aspect reminds you of your obligations. There may also be a question of whether a friendship or connection to a group is encouraging your growth, or you could feel a little hesitant about expressing an unpopular opinion. As the day advances, you feel less tied to the past and more naturally decisive, and this energy follows you into tomorrow. Confidence in your relationships and projects builds. Team or group activities and contributions can be satisfying. People in your life seem to encourage or inspire you to express yourself more confidently.

 

Scorpio

Scorpio
Scorpio

This morning, you can be feeling quite sensitive or uncertain about your plans or ideas, dear Scorpio, or you may encounter the need to go back over something and redo or fix errors. Take the time to rework before laying things out for others to critique. A Sun-Saturn challenge early today can pull up resistance to change and people, in general, are a little less open-minded, making it less than ideal for presenting your ideas or your case! As the day advances, problem-solving of the practical variety can be particularly favorable, and you can be quite determined and ambitious as your confidence builds. You may solve a financial or work problem creatively with this faith in yourself and willingness to take on a challenge.

 

Sagittarius

Sagittarius
Sagittarius

Your communications are particularly friendly and personal these days, dear Sagittarius, although this morning, you may crave a little extra peace or order that requires you to tune out distractions. You may be dealing with a situation in which others are slacking off while you’d rather they tend to business. Adjusting your manner may be necessary to get where you want to go now. For some, financial matters may weigh you down. As the day advances, though, you come into your own as Mars in your sign catches a beautiful aspect to Ceres. This can be an active, auspicious time for pursuing a course, interest, or connection. Others tend to help build your confidence through their support, particularly of your ideas or methods, and you are ready to take on virtually any challenge or problem. You’re willing to take the lead, especially if it helps someone out.

 

Capricorn

Capricorn
Capricorn

This morning, you may need to seek out more realistic and practical solutions to problems, dear Capricorn, and this can be a bit of a downer just for now. With enthusiasm waning, it might appear as if you need to put more effort into chores and tasks that you’d rather not take on. However, do your best not to over-identify with what seem to be slowdowns, failures, and errors. These have little to do with you personally, and more to do with life itself as it is currently demanding that you pay more attention to detail. This is particularly important for you in general since Saturn has been transiting your sign and will continue to do so for a couple more years. As the day advances, you’re less inclined to overthink things and more willing to take positive action. It’s a great time for reconnecting with your inner self. You’re likely to enjoy a nice balance of give-and-take as well as clear boundaries in your close relationships today and tomorrow.

Aquarius

Aquarius
Aquarius

This morning, you may be coming across in such a way that people are seeing you as stronger and less vulnerable than you are actually feeling, dear Aquarius, with the Sun in your sign in minor friction with Saturn. This can lead to some missteps and perhaps even hurt feelings. It’s quite temporary and simply requires some readjustment as you take a moment to look backward before going forward. The tendency to take on more than is necessary is with you now when sharing or delegating may be better for you. As the day advances, you tend to embrace activities rather than overthink things. It’s a good time for strengthening ties with friends and groups, or for working cooperatively towards common goals. Friends or associates can inspire you or encourage you to pursue your goals confidently, and you are filled with enterprising spirit.

 

Pisces

Pisces
Pisces

This morning, energy is on the tricky side, dear Pisces, as the Sun and Saturn form an aspect that leaves you feeling divided between the need for personal space and obligations to others. You might also be holding back or trying to avoid tasks, and this doesn’t serve you well in the long run. You’re better off facing what you need to do. As the day advances, confidence builds naturally. We move towards an empowering Mars-Ceres aspect that falls in your work, health, and goals sectors. You’re ready to take charge. Ambition builds pleasantly, and you’re prepared to do whatever it takes to get the job done. It can feel great to achieve and perform at your own pace right now. People tend to follow your lead or let you do your own thing.

 

 

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Psychic Tip of the Day

FIZZLING OUT
If you have been in a relationship for a short time, someone might let out too much information and take the bloom off the rose. Can you keep a little mystery in your presentation?

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Tarot Card of the Day

Page of Swords


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This card is traditionally entitled The Page, but in some modern decks appears as a Princess. The traditional interpretation is about a messenger, an emissary or liaison between separate camps, charged with faithfully representing one side’s communications to the other. Because of this role, we do not think of this person as a servant, but rather as a diplomat, facilitating sensitive negotiations, often under difficult conditions.

This person is acting as the eyes and ears of her patron, and so she is sometimes referred to as The Watchman. Even kings are powerless if this messenger chooses to use her access to sensitive information for her own gain, as is implied by her other name, The Spy.

She could even be working as a double agent, playing both sides against each other to serve her own agenda. Her title is really camouflage in itself, serving as protective coloration so she can move among the people unrecognized, collecting information anonymously. Her vigilance often conceals an ulterior motive. She is a watcher who must herself be watched, because she dreams of someday taking matters into her own hands, preempting the plans of her employers.

 

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Tarot 101:  How to Do a Year-Ahead Tarot Reading

A Tarot spread for a year … and for any long-term goals!

This 7-card Tarot spread is a powerful tool to see where you’ve been and where you’re going on your personal journey. Here’s the layout and the positions for your very own yearly Tarot reading. This Year Ahead Tarot spread is actually extremely versatile — you can use it to get a deeper look at the new year, or anytime you want to look at long-term goals! Use the power of this Year Ahead Tarot reading to gain insight, get clarity, find resolution, and make a transformation! It’s time to reveal your year ahead!

7-Card Year-Ahead Tarot Spread Positions

Position 1: Your Sunset Card

Lessons from the previous year

This first card in the spread looks at what you’ve accomplished (or not) in the past year. For this card, focus on the past — but with an eye toward using that energy for the future. There is always something to be learned from the past, and it shapes who you are, so let this card take you back for a moment before we move forward.

Position 2: Your Horizon Card

What you can expect in the next year

What do you want to achieve in the next year? What are your biggest hopes and aspirations? Choose your second card, and focus your mind on what you’d like to see happen in your life — whether that’s finding a new relationship, tackling a new career goal, or even just spending more time relaxing. Search inside yourself to determine your highest purpose for the year.

Position 3: Your Obstacle Card

A challenge you’ll face this year

Let’s face it — everything worth having comes with challenges. The important thing is to face them with thoughtfulness and poise. This third Tarot card will give you a glimpse at the type of challenge you may encounter as you strive to achieve the objective you set with the Horizon card.

Position 4: Your Strength Card

How to harness your inner power

Now that you’ve seen your challenges, how are you going to resolve any issues that arise? Let the Tarot cards reveal that in this fourth position. What inner talents and strengths do you possess that can help you? What untapped energies exist that you can use this year? Let this Tarot card guide you and free you from doubt as you find the confidence to succeed.

Position 5: Your Advice Card

Lessons you learned last year

Now that you’ve looked back and determined where you want to go in the future, take a second to examine what you have learned so far. This lesson, whatever it is, will inform your next steps. What is this Tarot card telling you to do now? What happened last year that you want to avoid this year or what happened that you want to repeat? Ask yourself these types of questions as you look at the Tarot card to help yourself understand the lesson it’s trying to impart.

Position 6: Your Navigation Card

Guidance for the year ahead

This is the card you have been waiting for. Look at the Tarot card and ask, “What do I feel right now is the very best action for me to take?” The card’s character should help you focus your mind and your energy. You might want to write down your thoughts, or compile a list of the next steps you want to take on your journey. It’s hard sometimes to see how to reach large milestones, but life is full of small moments that we can use to our best advantage — if we take the time to plan and prepare ourselves now.

Position 7: Your Clarity Card

Your personal theme for the year

Even though you have examined the lessons of the past, chosen your aim, and even looked at how to reach it, you may still need to find clarity. In this case, maybe focus on the big picture — how does all of this fit into your overall life plan? What type of person are you hoping to become? What does this mean for your higher purpose? Use that energy to set your intention for the year to come, and tell yourself exactly what that is, say it out loud and imprint it in your heart and mind.

There you have it! A quick 7-card Tarot spread that will allow you to determine your heart’s desire and achieve your highest goals for the upcoming year.

 

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Your Monthly Tarot Card for February: Strength

Practicing compassion

Being secure in our identity allows us to approach the world with compassion and understanding instead of fear and aggression. Inner strength is often a more helpful resource for navigating the world than brute force. Our ability to apply this type of influence will be either needed or enhanced this month. We must pay close attention in interactions with others and confront our own negative internal dialogue should it attempt to instill self-doubt.

Your Love Tarot Card

The Devil

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Thursday, February 8th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you feel caught between the ‘Devil and the Deep Blue Sea?’ This card represents insight and ability to rise above and to surmount obstacles in the way of love. The chains that bind the couple on the Tarot card are loose and symbolic of the ability to slip away if they want to. In this light, they are self-imposed limitations. Break free today if this sounds like your situation.

 

Your Erotic Tarot Card

The Sun

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Thursday, February 8th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sun card shows that you may be feeling a little exposed and vulnerable as parts of your sex life are illuminated, but there is also an overwhelming feeling of warmth and positivity. Once you get over those self-conscious feelings, a wave of self-confidence replaces your fears. No one is out of your reach when the Sun is shining down on you. Embrace your power and don’t be afraid to get naked both emotionally and physically!

 

Your Daily Influences for the Thursday, February 8th

 

Tarot Influence

The Seven of Wands

Courage will bring victory. Success seems certain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astrological Influence

Capricorn

Capricorn denotes a drive to succeed through a pragmatic approach to life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Element Influence

Earth Reversed

Earth reversed denotes a lack of positive connection with the life spirit–a lost soul. If you are not careful you may miss much of what life has to offer you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Daily Rune for Thursday, February 8th

Algiz

(or Elhaz)

“Al-jiz” – Literally: “Elk” – Esoteric: Protection, Highe

Energy: protective teaching force, the divine plan, Valkyries

Mundane: protection, safety, spirituality

Divinations: Connection with the gods, awakening, higher life, protection; or hidden danger, consumption by divine forces, loss of the divine link, fear.

Governs:
Strengthening of hamingja (personal gravity, ‘luck’) and life force through courageous deeds
Mystical and religious communication with non-human sentient beings
Communication with other worlds, especially Asgard
Protection/defense
Receiving instruction on the magical potential of the runes
Banishing the fear of death

 

Your Animal Spirit for Thursday, February 8th

 

 

The Wisdom of Buddha

The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.

 

Moon and planets before sunup February 9 to 11

Now the waning moon has swept past Jupiter, and – on the mornings of February 9 to 11, 2018 – it’ll pass Mars and Saturn. You’ll find the planets in the southeast as viewed from the Northern Hemisphere (closer to due east from the Southern Hemisphere).

The king planet Jupiter is not shown on the chart at top, but you can see it in the photos below, or click back to this chart. And – in the early morning sky – you’ll find bright Jupiter to the west of Mars and Saturn.

Both Jupiter and Saturn outshine Mars at present. Jupiter, the brightest morning planet, shines about 17 times more brightly than Mars; and Saturn, the most distant world that you can easily see with the eye alone, shines a bit more than one and one-half times brighter than the red planet Mars in early February 2018. The moon will be closest to Saturn Sunday morning, February 11, by the way.

A bright red star – Antares, brightest star in the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion – is also nearby.

The name Antares is derived from the ancient Greek term which roughly translates to like Ares, because the ruddy color of this red supergiant star mimics that of the red planet Mars (the Greek Ares or Roman Mars).

You’ll have an excellent chance to contrast the red star Antares with the red planet Mars in the February 2018 morning sky. It’s often said that stars tend to twinkle while planets shine more steadily. Look to see if this general rule holds true.

Also, notice the brightness of these two objects. They’re about equally bright now, but Mars might look brighter than Antares by February’s end. Mars is going to have a spectacular year in 2018. Start watching it now, and see it get brighter than Antares, or Saturn – or even Jupiter – by late July.

Read more: Mars brighter in 2018 than since 2003

Keep an eye on Mars. It’s going to have a spectacular year in 2018, coming closer to us around late July 2018 than since 2003 … when it was closer than it had been for 60,000 years! Read more about Mars in 2018.

Mars will brighten considerably over the months ahead. It’ll match Saturn in brightness in a little over a month from now. Mars will go on to have a conjunction with Saturn on April 2, 2018.

By July 2018, Mars will exceed Jupiter in brightness!

 The moon and the planets of the solar system are always found on or near the ecliptic – Earth’s orbital plane projected onto the celestial sphere. That’s because the moon orbits the Earth, and the planets orbit the sun on nearly the same plane that Earth circles the sun.The change of the moon’s position from day to day is due to the moon’s orbital motion around Earth. The moon revolves around Earth in the same direction that Earth rotates on its axis: from west to east. On the average, the moon travels some 13 degrees per day in front of the constellations of the zodiac. For reference, the moon’s diameter spans 1/2 degree and your fist at an arm’s length approximates 10 degrees.

The moon always moves eastward (in the direction of sunrise) in front of the backdrop stars. Unlike the planets, the moon never goes in a retrograde (westward) direction in front of the stars of the zodiac.

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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.

2018 February 8

Bow Tie Moon and Star Trails 

Image Credit & CopyrightHaitong Yu

Explanation: On January 31, a leisurely lunar eclipse was enjoyed from all over the night side of planet Earth, the first of three consecutive total eclipses of the Moon. This dramatic time-lapse image followed the celestial performance for over three hours in a combined series of exposures from Hebei Province in Northern China. Fixed to a tripod, the camera records the Full Moon sliding through a clear night sky. Too bright just before and after the eclipse, the Moon’s bow tie-shapedtrail grows narrow and red during the darker total eclipse phase that lasted an hour and 16 minutes. In the distant background are the colorful trails of stars in concentric arcs above and below the celestial equator.

 

A Little Humor for Your Day

Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary – Prefers to remain anonymous

Day 752— My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while I’m forced to eat dry cereal. The only thing that keeps me going is the hope of escape, and the mild satisfaction I get from ruining the occasional piece of furniture. Tomorrow I may eat another houseplant.

Day 761—-Today my attempt to kill my captors by weaving in and out of their feet while they were walking almost succeeded, note must try at the top of the stairs. In an attempt to disgust and repulse these vile oppressors, I once again induced myself to vomit on their favorite chair……must try doing this on their bed.

Day768—I am finally aware of how sadistic they are. For no good reason I was given the water torture. This time however it included a burning foamy chemical called (shampoo). What sick minds could invent such a liquid? My only consolation is the piece of the thumb still stuck between my teeth.

Day 771—There was some sort of gathering of their accomplices. I was placed in solitary confinement throughout the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the foul odor of the glass tubes they called ” Beer”. More importantly I over heard that my confinement was due to my Power of Allergies. Must learn what this is and how to use it to my advantage.

Day 774—I am convinced the other captives are flunkies and maybe snitches. The dog is routinely released and seems more than happy to return. He is obviously a half wit. The bird on-the-other-hand has got to be an informant he speaks with them on a regular basis. I am certain he is reporting on my every move. Due to his placement in a metal room his safety is assured. But, I can watch and I can wait. It is only a matter of time.

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Till tomorrow, my sweets……

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Your Daily Horoscopes, Tarot & Much More for Monday, February 5th

 

 

 

FOR THE WEEK OF MONDAY, FEB 5TH, 2018

 

    • General Horoscope

      Love goes from surprisingly hot and unpredictable to sweet and sentimental, all in the same week! Venus will be at a gorgeous sextile to Uranus this Tuesday, promising that just when you think you know what’s going to happen in your love life, you’ll be thrown for a loop. Fortunately, it’ll be a happy event that makes your eyes wide and isn’t anything that’s too unsettling. Venus moves into dreamy Pisces on Saturday where she’ll remain until March 6. Love takes on a decidedly romantic turn at this point. We’ll all be interested in living the fairytale — even if we’re only kissing frogs.

    • Aries Horoscope MAR 21 – APR 19

      If you’re single, you could easily meet someone online or through a dating app who completely electrifies you this Tuesday. Who cares if it’s a work day? You don’t want to waste the amazing energy of unexpected love vibes that are happening. Fit that lunch date in or meet up after work for cocktails — it’ll be well worth your time. After Saturday, Venus edges into your private 12th house where she’ll remain through March 6. If you’re in a relationship, you and your sweetie will crave extra time alone together. Spa retreat, anyone?

    • Taurus Horoscope APR 20 – MAY 20

      You might be paying more attention to an unexpected career opportunity early in the week, leaving little time for romance. But don’t worry, love will be calling your name by the weekend! After Saturday, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to mingle with friends at events that truly bring you pleasure. If you’re in a relationship, then you and your sweetheart will enjoy all this time hanging out with your coupled friends. If you’re single, it’s possible that a romance between you and a pal will blossom or that you’ll be ready to meet your next love while you’re out and about. Prospects will be everywhere!

    • Gemini Horoscope MAY 21 – JUN 20

      Spiritual wanderlust in your love life will not go unfulfilled this week. Your partner will explore new philosophical, religious, or metaphysical territory with you either through a workshop you attend, a book one of you is reading, or a conversation that takes an unexpected direction. After Saturday you’ll start to receive serious career support from your significant other. He or she might brag around town to everyone about how fabulous you are at what you do. You’ll be glowing! Single? It’s possible that someone with a high level of influence in your professional world has his or her eye on you. Don’t be surprised if you’re asked out on a date. Say yes!

    • Cancer Horoscope JUN 21 – JUL 22

      Don’t be surprised if you benefit financially from your partner in some way. This is more likely if you’re living together or married since you’re probably already splitting the bills. Your sweetheart might give you happy news about a raise, bonus, or commission check that’s extra generous. If so, he or she will want to splurge on something nice for you. Single? A mystical and sentimental person who has a strong psychic connection to you might come into your world after Saturday. Trust your intuition on this one. He or she might be your next soul mate.

    • Leo Horoscope JUL 23 – AUG 22

      An electrical current of excitement will run through your partner’s veins early in the week, prompting him or her to take the both of you out of any rut in your relationship. He or she wants to have a unique experience with you and this should be quite a sensational ride since you’ll be up for anything. As if that weren’t enough, you’ll be exploring the depths of your erotic connection in a more loving, open way after Saturday. Sharing your innermost fantasies and fears will bring you closer than ever.

    • Virgo Horoscope AUG 23 – SEP 22

      You and your lover are enjoying switching things up in your relationship this week. It might only be your routine, such as where you go food shopping or what restaurant you dine at, but it might also have to do with your mutual fitness goals. One of you may suggest a different type of workout such as CrossFit or hiking instead of your usual couple’s jog. It’ll be more fun than you think! You might start to become much more serious about someone you’ve been casually dating after Saturday. This deepening of your heart can even lead to a decision to go exclusive or move in together. Wow!

    • Libra Horoscope SEP 23 – OCT 22

      A jumpstart to your heart in the most surprising way is likely this week. If you’re in a relationship, your partner will do something to send those butterflies to your stomach in the way you felt when you first met. It’ll be nice to know that he or she still has this magical power over you! If you’re single, it’s possible to meet someone as you pursue an unusual creative endeavor or recreational activity this Tuesday. This person will have a sense of adventure and just the right amount of weirdness to turn you on! Venus moves into your work sector after Saturday, making it easy for you and your sweetheart to share space and chores around the house diplomatically. Yes, that means you won’t have to ask for your love to take out the garbage or pick up the dry cleaning. He or she will just do it.

      Scorpio Horoscope OCT 23 – NOV 21

      If you’ve been going through any rough patch in your love life, either feeling as if no one will ever want you again or struggling through a difficult situation with your current partner, then it’ll all change after Saturday. That’s because Venus, the planet of love and harmony, will move into your romance sector, helping you attract sweetness and light into your current relationship. At the same time, this will also bring supportive energy to attract new love if you’re single. This is a win-win transit no matter what your current romantic status. Enjoy it!

    • Sagittarius Horoscope NOV 22 – DEC 21

      An unexpectedly shocking conversation with your lover will leave you feeling liberated, yet somehow more deeply in love than ever before. It’s likely that this dialogue will support your capacity to express your inner weirdo without being judged for it. In fact, you’ll feel freer to be yourself than ever before, possibly more than with anyone else before in your life. This is huge, Sagittarius, and it’s exactly the kind of stimulation that feeds your soul for romantic love to grow. Keep watering that plant because something magical is blooming.

    • Capricorn Horoscope DEC 22 – JAN 19

      If you’ve been dating someone, there might be an unexpected twist in your relationship that makes you suddenly want to nest together. That’s right, you might spontaneously decide that it’s time to officially move in and share living space. This could be anything from a weekend arrangement to a more full-time situation, but whatever your personal details are, it will be a sudden and exciting move for both of you. Another possibility is that you’ll unexpectedly meet each other’s family in a context neither of you expected. Don’t worry, it’ll be a positive interaction, and you’ll end up grateful for the unconventionality of it all.

      Aquarius Horoscope JAN 20 – FEB 18

      You’ll have the edge of Venus moving through your sign until Saturday, so don’t waste the final days of this spectacular boost to your love life! Not only does Venus in Aquarius help you look and feel more beautiful, but she also helps you attract harmony in your current love life situation with greater ease. If you’re single, you’ll have an easier time meeting someone because you’re emanating love vibes without even trying. Pay close attention to what happens on Tuesday when Venus is at a gorgeous angle to Uranus. An unexpected conversation with a stranger can quickly turn into so much more.

  •  Pisces Horoscope FEB 19 – MAR 20

    There’s some kind of secret information about your love life that’s boosting your ego in the most fascinating way. Perhaps you’re indulging in a clandestine affair but that doesn’t have to be the case. You might quietly become engaged or even get married Las Vegas style! It’s equally possible that your lover is about to surprise you with a secret that will make your heart soar. Venus will move into your sign after Saturday, making you the “fairest of them all.” Enjoy the beauty queen status through March 6. If you’re single, make it work for you!

     

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 Your Daring Dating Horoscopes for the Week of February 5

David Wells, Astrologer

From The Astrology Room

 

Aries
You’re no stranger to the game, it’s not your first rodeo, but someone is giving you the run around. That only serves to make him or her more interesting to you Aries, but is that a good thing? There’s really no way of telling, other than running around after them and seeing what happens when you eventually catch up. Or they let you catch them more likely?

Taurus
What you can’t see is the effort, the planning and the layers of body hugging elasticated underwear that goes into the way someone is presenting themselves, but then again, you’re not supposed to. What you’re supposed to see is wow! He or she is working it, and it’s all for your attention. Maybe show a little appreciation; you think?

Gemini
If a new squeeze is offering you the chance to review where you’re at, take it, listen to his or her assessment of the relationship and then give your state of the union address. No fake news thought Gem, tell it how you really see it and if that comes with some tough words, see it as a chance to clear the air for that’s exactly what it is.

Cancer
When you’re in the mood for some TLC who do you turn to? Is it your bestie, do you have a partner, maybe it’s the cat or how about a tub of funky-clunky ice-cream? An observant sort has noticed you’re a bit off and may offer nothing more than the extra coin you need for hideous machine-made coffee, but they’ noticed. Notice the noticey-sort.

Leo
It’s pretty full on in your relationship sky and now that Mars is in your new love sky too it’s Hubba-Hubba time! Playing it cool is good, too cool may not work, and what definitely won’t work is letting someone know how lucky they’d be to date you! Find the right temperature Leo, turn up the heat gradually and he or she won’t be able to resist. Is it hot in here?

Virgo
Girls just want to have fun, boys too, and that’s a good thing. No matter whether you’re looking for the love of your life or someone who loves life with no expectations this week could bring a happy, shiny face your way. Smiley may not be your preference on your daily commute, but for this face you’ll make an exception. Eye contact on public transport? Your outrageous!

Libra
When you have the chance to work with a lovely Venus you should do your best, especially as she’s leaving your new love sky next week! Take what she has to offer, the social invitations, the flirting, the hi when you least expect and flirt right back Libra. One week, from the 10th she’s rearranging your work schedules. Just saying.

Scorpio
What is going on with your love life Scorps? It’s on, it’s off, it’s bit meh and then it’s not what you were looking for, really miss him or her and isn’t it great to be on your own. Right there! That’s what’s not happening. Focus. In order to help you find what you’re looking for, first be clear about what you’re looking for. Take a breath, take a chair, a coffee and donut. Whatever.

Sagittarius
Mars is moving closer to zapping Uranus into life, so it might be time to get off your complacency and see what you can do to bring some life back to your ardour. Eat more greens. Or maybe it’s saying yes to those last-minute invitations, that sometimes-annoying change of plans or general ways you can shake up your routines. Meet more people.

Capricorn
Setting yourself free of the judgements of others isn’t something you need to deal with Capricorn, to be blunt about you don’t care what they think, that’s not a cavalier disregard for folks, it’s just the truth. That straightforward approach is what someone likes about you, really likes and he or she will be telling you that. A compliment holds more than you think.

Aquarius
Venus is in your sign for another week, then she’s off to look at what you’ve been spending your money on. If you’re looking for romance, clearly having Venus in your sign is a good thing Aquarius, she turns up the glamour for sure and with next week’s new Moon in your sign maybe it could be a glamorous night out with someone new?

Pisces
Sacred thing a relationship, we don’t stop to acknowledge that sometimes, but it’s a position of great trust to be in a relationship with someone and when it doesn’t work out, there’s a lot to process. This week may be about processing the old to make way for the new, taking a walk someone lovely, spending time saying farewell to the old to make way for the new?

Your Daily Horoscopes for the Monday, February 5th

 

Aries

Aries
Aries

Good intentions can be behind a promise made or a new endeavor, particularly with friends, but if plans are not well laid out, this may very well be a burden later on, dear Aries. Moods can swing today, and it may be useful to remember that the higher you go, the harder you fall. This is not about restricting happiness, but instead distinguishing between a whim and a genuine desire. Cultivate emotional self-control for the essential things. Otherwise, indulge yourself! There can be increased enthusiasm for a partnership or a relationship today. Even so, you’re not interested in connections that are restrictive or limiting, and you’ll go out of your way to make sure others afford you enough freedom to be yourself and do your own thing as the Moon in your partnership zone opposes independent Uranus in your sign

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Taurus

Taurus
Taurus

The inclination today may be to try to push a situation forward, dear Taurus, as you may be entertaining high expectations, or you could be tempted to make splashy, bold moves. However, conditions are such that overreaching and falling are more likely than usual today with Jupiter in your partnership zone challenging Juno at the top of your chart. Going a little overboard might be fun now, but for the critical things, it’s better to respect your usual boundaries. Clashes of goals with a partner may seem glaring today, and it may be time to consider ways to see eye to eye. While you’re enthusiastic about doing your share or making a dent in your “to do” list today, you can be wrestling with distractions and a bit of rebellion, too.

 

Gemini

Gemini
Gemini

It can be tough taking others’ advice today, dear Gemini, so try to keep yourself in the position to manage your own resources. If you’re worried about getting advice you don’t want, you may decide to keep things quiet until you’re more confident about your plans, for example. The day’s energies make it rather difficult to gain understanding or to get a word in edgewise at times. Today is good for nurturing your desire to create, stand out for your unique qualities, or simply enjoying favorite pastimes with the Moon in your solar fifth house most of the day. Distractions and mixed feelings are highly likely now, but try not to let these things rule.

 

Cancer

Cancer
Cancer

Your nesting urges are stronger than usual today with the Moon spending much of the day in your home and family sector, dear Cancer. While you want to settle in now, the sense that you need to make changes to your projects, business, relationship, or life path can lead to some anxious feelings. Remind yourself that taking things one step at a time will work better for you in the long run. There is some tendency to focus on the differences in your relationships rather than the things that bond you together. Part of you is seeking something light and another equally insistent part wants to go all in. Until you get in touch with your true needs, you may feel a bit on edge today. Taking the pressure off makes sense now.

 

Leo

Leo
Leo

Mediation may be in focus today, dear Leo, although a little tricky with a Juno-Jupiter square active in the first half of the day. There is a tendency to take differences of opinion or chosen methods a bit too personally. Some of you could experience conflicts between the demands of family and partnership under this influence. Keep expectations of others and yourself reasonable for best results. Going all out now is not necessarily going to improve your life, even if it feels that way at the moment. You may need to watch for impatience in your communications. However, you have every chance to resolve problems. People are drawn to you for your ideas and intelligence today, and you may even grow a bond through your choice of words and unique perspective.

 

Virgo

Virgo
Virgo

There is a tendency to butt heads with others today, dear Virgo, over issues that don’t mean very much at the end of the day. Watch for taking a disagreement too far now. Clashes tend to be most prominent with someone you work with or with whom you pursue your routines and daily affairs. It’s a good time for connecting with the practical matters of your life with the Moon spending much of the day in your solar second house. Some indulgence may be precisely what you need now, but excesses should be avoided. Aim to get in touch with the actual source of any discontent you may experience today. Fortunately, a Moon-Venus angle reminds you of what’s to love about your work and routines.

 

Libra 

Libra
Libra

The Moon is in your sign much of the day, dear Libra, and you tend to prioritize your emotional needs. There can be some frustration with family roles or a relationship if you feel pulled in many different directions, but it’s just fine to put your needs first today, with moderation, of course. As well, you’re in a great position to make changes and improvements through conflicts or tension emerging now. A square between Juno and Jupiter today echoes some of the themes of the recent Venus-Jupiter transit, making it especially important to avoid borrowing from your future through extravagance. What you crave today may not have much staying power. Keep expectations of others realistic, especially with matters of the heart. Clashing values and priorities are prominent now, but you can choose to focus on what’s working instead. The Moon’s trine to your ruler, Venus, helps this process.

Scorpio

Scorpio
Scorpio

Be kind to your mind and body today, dear Scorpio, by keeping expectations reasonable and by avoiding the tendency to go over the top. There is a tendency to clash with someone over differing values and priorities, but focusing on similarities may be the solution. Emotional judgment can be a little off, and moods can swing, but you’re in great shape for seeking out easy, restful, and healing moments and activities. This might involve forgiving past wrongdoings or throwing out an attitude that’s been working against you, which is a beautiful gift to yourself. This is a day for taking stock, staying in the background, and laying low.

 

Sagittarius

Sagittarius
Sagittarius

Benefits come from reaching out to others today with the Moon in your solar eleventh house much of the day, dear Sagittarius. For some of you, a friendship can blossom through a kind gesture or simple contact with the Moon’s harmony with Venus in your communications sector. You may be feeling quite happy and relaxed in a group setting or with associates. Take care with your social calendar or the taking on of new projects, as there is a tendency to go over the top this week, with good intentions. Watch especially for taking on too many side projects. Take promises made with a grain of salt, try to weed out gossip and fluff, but pay attention, as you could learn something useful now. Relationships suffer today when we play tit for tat or try to score intellectual points instead of considering all sides.

 

Capricorn

Capricorn
Capricorn

On both social and financial levels, be on the lookout for hidden costs today, dear Capricorn. There is a tendency to go big and ignore important details now. However, bigger isn’t always better, as you know well, and you might need to remind yourself of this today. The Moon spends much of the day at the top of your solar chart and harmonizes with Venus. You may be in a position to take the lead, to shine through meeting a responsibility, or simply to enjoy recent successes. You’re coming across well on professional or public levels. There can be some disruptions on the home front or some inner rebellion to deal with, but otherwise, it’s a fine time to take care of business.

 

Aquarius

Aquarius
Aquarius

You can find yourself rather hungry for experience and knowledge today as the Moon transits your adventure sector for much of the day, dear Aquarius. Excesses have a way of bringing about consequences going forward, however, and a major key to success is taming impulses to go overboard today as Jupiter forms a square to Juno in your sign, after doing the same with Venus in your sign just recently. Avoid turning to others to find your own happiness now, as may be the inclination under these influences, and aim to make it yourself. Watch also for taking on so much that you feel overwhelmed with things to do and confined by your own choices. Debates can turn into major events as we seem to be noticing what’s different more than what’s similar. Try to sidestep the temptation to do and say more, when keeping within reasonable boundaries is better for you.

Pisces

PIsces
Pisces

We’re inclined to try to push something too soon today, dear Pisces, but because new endeavors tend to burn out quickly if they’re merely whims, it makes sense to second-guess yourself to make sure desires are real. If you’re feeling unusually good, you might be tempted to sign up for more than you can later deliver. You may be see-sawing between wanting some time to yourself and doing something new and brave, which can take up far too much of your time now! New insights into a partner, a relationship, or even your own behavior can arrive today if you’re looking for them as the Moon in your intimacy sector harmonizes with Venus in your soul sector. However, you can be a little commitment-shy just for now as the Moon opposes Uranus.

 

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Your Horoscopes for the Month of February

Claire Petulengro, Asrologer

From The Astrology Room

 

ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)

Life isn’t about finding yourself this month Aries, it’s about creating yourself. News from far away gives you reason to be glad you made the decisions you did at the end of the year. Someone has learnt a very painful but valuable lesson thanks to you. A new attraction makes your working life a little awkward. It would be worth your while trying to find the numbers or e mails of some old contacts just in case. You may not realise it, but you earnt friends in high places last year.

 

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)

Things may not go to plan this month, but you will get to see an alternative way of doing things. Don’t think things aren’t possible my friend, you know they are. When you reach the end of your rope, simply tie a knot in it and hang on. If you can stay positive towards those you are dealing with, especially between the 10th and 16th, all those you meet will help you. I can see you suffered from a lack of confidence, but if you can focus on what can be done rather than what can’t over the next few weeks, then the world really will be your oyster.

 

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)

Be your own guide during February and think about how you want to spend your time leading up to Valentines Day. By allowing your heart to take the lead, you can make this one of your most romantic months in a very long time. A home ‘problem’ can and will disappear of its own accord if you give it more space. Your ruling planet Mercury often makes you a little pushier than you can afford to be. It would be worth your while slowing your pace, so you can enjoy life at a better pace and from a better view.

 

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)

Jealousy is never a nice trait and yet its one which you can’t help feeling at the moment, isn’t it my friend? Try to use your time a little better this month. Arrange something for Valentine’s Day with the person you want to spend it with, not who friends are pressuring you to be with. A work problem mid month offers you the chance to shine. Don’t be afraid to pull old talents out of the bag. You think you turned your back on certain areas of your work, but 2018 would be the perfect time to bring them out and update them.

 

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)

I know you’ve been hurt and I know you’re not sure if you can trust again. Trust me though when I tell you that you can. Younger faces give you back your mojo. Help you give them will earn you the respect which I know is so important to a fire sign such as you. Saturn and Mars make it hard for you to understand financial discussions. The truth is that you haven’t really been aware over the last few months of what your incomings and outgoings are. Working this out before the 10th will prove invaluable.

 

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use the more you have. This is a really great month for you to work out the game plan for 2018 which you found impossible to sort out in the New Year. Don’t feel bad, but recognise that you have had a lot on your plate in recent months. The pressure lifts from the 14th though, when you get to see with clarity who’s on your side. You seem to be thinking more and more about someone you used to have feelings for. Try to realise and accept that you were too good for them then and you’re too good for them now.

 

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)

A job opportunity which you thought had passed you by, can be open to you again if you let those around know you are interested. This is a month of major news and changes for key figures in your life, but it makes your day to day living an easier place to be with less responsibilities. Make sure your passport is in date my friend as I can see that the coming months are going to be offering your best opportunities for travel that you’ve ever had. You don’t want to miss out now do you?

 

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)

This is the month you finally realise you’re ready to make some major commitments. You find peace with your thoughts as they no longer sway from one extreme to the other, but they all make perfect sense now. Just don’t let a so-called friend unnerve you with their out of date opinions around the 10th. You know what you want out of life and you also recognise now when you are saying yes for the sake of it due to social pressures. Stand tall and remember that you’re a Scorpio!

 

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)

Do you know you have the power of happiness in your hands? Why do you insist on looking back to the past? You learnt your lessons, now use them to make this the month you make that change which is in your heart but has to be relayed to your head. An old friend re enters your life and brings the laughter back. It has been a while since I have heard that hearty laugh which we associate with your sign, but I’m glad to see that it will be coming back in abundance and about time too.

 

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)

I can see your feelings have been hurt. I also see that you will get through this. You of course can’t see the wood for the trees yet, but you can by the 2nd if you choose to sit in the driving seat instead of the back seat of your own life. Uranus makes you more perceptive than usual. Use the newfound power he gives you to feel your way to the right choices. Family seem to be placing unfair pressures on you from the 16th and it’s important you learn to talk not shout at them so that you can be seen by others as the bigger person. You can do this!

 

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)

How can you get through your problems Aquarius? Well, you start by doing what’s necessary, then you do what’s possible and before you know it you are doing the impossible. Don’t worry about what others think this February, but act from the view of what you think is right and wrong. It’s how you will be able to live with upcoming dramatic choices. An ex wants to say sorry, but you’re not sure you’re ready to accept it. Remember hearing these words does not mean you have to let them back in, it can simply be a case of giving you closure.

 

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)

I know you have been feeling negative because of the lack of help you’ve been getting from friends and family. It’s fair to say that you’ve felt alone I know. Change your thoughts by the 12th and you can change your world. All you want can be yours if you can recognize the fact that you hold the power to make great things happen. Paperwork and the written word is more important than usual. You start to see that the future can be more special than you had dared dream. Ring now to hear how the past and present can be combined.

If You Were Born Today, February 5

You enjoy surprising people and whether you want to or not, you often remain a bit of an enigma to the people around you. You have a strongly intuitive side. Although you are actually quite accommodating and kind, you need to feel stirred and inspired in order to do something. You are following your own instincts and being true to your heart, and although it might seem like you are stubborn, you are also very original and honest. Famous people born today: Hank Aaron, Barbara Hershey, Christopher Guest, Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Your Birthday Year Forecast:

With the Sun and Moon in harmony in your Solar Return chart, the year ahead should be satisfying and balanced overall. You are in comfortable demand and personally popular, and you are able to achieve a decent balance between work and play; personal and professional life. For the most part, you are on top of your game this year, and positive connections with others can be made fairly easily. With the ability to handle your emotions successfully, there is less stress on both your mind and body. Your self-confidence and positive attitude will reward you!

Especially good energy is with you for debate or energetic mental work. You benefit from an active and clear mind this year. This can be a good year to eliminate wasteful activities. You may be involved in frequent lectures, debates, and discussions during the year. You can convey your ideas more powerfully than usual. You are quick to take the initiative and to put your thoughts into action. Adventuresome travel may be part of the picture. You may be more actively involved with young people.

You are seeking out equal, fair, and balanced relationships. There can be a stronger inclination towards togetherness and sharing, creating harmony, and sharing power now. You may gain an advantage in business or finances or by promoting harmony and beauty.

You’re in a particularly good position for social meetings and events this year. You’re inclined to happily embrace all that is new, unusual, and out-of-the-ordinary with regards to romantic involvements as well as financial undertakings. This could be a good year for financial undertakings involving electronics, technology, the internet, metaphysics, and the arts, as well as group activities. You have a taste for the offbeat this year, and this energy can bring sudden or unexpected romance into your life, perhaps a scenario that feels like love at first sight.

You have a stronger ability to direct your energies into meaningful activities. In some ways, you can be quite self-contained as you pursue passion projects.

The Sun conjuncts the South Node in your Solar Return chart, indicating that you are likely to be dealing with karma in your personal relationships. You may be feeling hesitant about pursuing your goals or “taking” what you want from life at times. Relationships always mirror our own inner conflicts, but this year, you are bound to find particular meaning in your relationship dynamics in terms of your own life path.

Cooperation with others brings rewards this year. This is an excellent period for enterprising endeavors and new interests. You’re drawn instinctively to certain projects that have long-term value. It can be an especially creative, tuned-in year for self-expression, not only verbally but through hobbies, games, or sports. Even so, you’re especially charming and diplomatic, investing much in your relationships.

 

2018 is a Number Nine year for you. Ruled by Mars. This is a year of completion and transition. It is a time when we need to let go of things that no longer serve their purpose, and hold on to things that have a future. It is a time of cleaning out dead wood, not necessarily for new beginnings. It can be a time when a burden has been taken off your shoulders, and it can be a year of giving of yourself. Advice – let go of things that are holding you back, give of yourself and express your sympathetic, compassionate side.

2019 will be a Number One year for you. Ruled by the Sun. This is a year of action. The seeds you plant now, you will reap later. Others might find you less sociable, as you are busier than ever and you focus on your activities and your needs. Still, you are outgoing and your initiative is stronger than ever. Advice – Stand alone, take action, start fresh, express independence.

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Your Horoscopes for Tuesday, February 5th

 

Aries

Aries
Aries

Both Mercury and Venus in your friendship and community sector form easygoing aspects today, dear Aries, and you can find yourself in a good position with a friend, network, associate, or regarding an enjoyable pursuit. Cultivating relationships, not only with friends and networks but also in partnership, can be as simple as trying something new together. A Venus-Uranus aspect can bring a pleasant element of surprise the mix. There is a good spirit of openness, adventure, and progress that becomes you. This can also be an active time for inventive new ideas, dreams, wishes, plans, and possibilities. Look to friends and group activities for opportunities to mingle with someone special. Inviting energy is with you for all things romantic and social, but also for shopping and finances. You are attracted to new-fangled, improved, and progressive objects, people, and ideas today! You’re in a good position for sound choices and hard work related to publishing and communications projects, as well. It may be a good time to talk shop with associates or to run business ideas by friends.

Taurus

Taurus
Taurus

Your personality is more progressive and open than usual today, dear Taurus, and you may have a nice bounce in your step as you don’t feel weighed down by problems. This is the nature of Uranus as it looks to the future and is anxious to grow, improve, and move on. Your ruler, Venus, forms a pleasing aspect with Uranus today, and is presently at the top of your solar chart, benefiting your professional or public life. You are in the position to charm superiors, and perhaps a few people in your personal life as well. There can be an opportunity to draw upon your inner wisdom to solve a problem. You’re bringing inventiveness and unique insight to the day, and you may very well get credit for it. You’re not abandoning traditional ways that have served you well, but you’re trying out something new now, and it’s working for you! Financially, your ideas can be golden right now. You might thoroughly enjoy pouring concentrated energy into some research or a special project.

Gemini

Gemini
Gemini

Experimenting with ideas can bring you opportunities now, dear Gemini, and so can networking. Learning, sharing, promoting, and publishing can be in good form today as Mercury and Venus, both in your sector of the higher mind, form harmonious aspects to Vesta and Uranus, respectively. You seem to intuitively know future trends, enabling inventive, timely ideas and solutions. New friendships are possible for some of you, and refreshing or renewing current connections can be in focus for others. In fact, this is one of the best times of the month for connecting and sharing. This can also be a time for putting substantial effort into your projects and making real progress. Intellectual exchanges are not only enjoyable, but they’re even fruitful now.

 

Cancer

Cancer
Cancer

With a Venus-Uranus connection today, dear Cancer, people tend to move past problems more readily and embrace new attitudes. Take advantage of this for letting go of frustration or insecurity and trying something new, yourself. Negotiations can be successful. There can be a happy intimate connection, a financial advance, or a workplace or reputation improvement that puts a spring in your step. People on the job may be seeing and appreciating you for your unique input. Problems can be solved, not necessarily through great effort or focus, but through a general willingness to let things go and put things behind you. Some of you might enjoy surprise freedom from an obligation. However, with a Mercury-Vesta aspect also active today, you may very well enjoy pouring extra energy into organizing, working, or researching something important to you. You can be excited about finding solutions to problems or for making life a little better or more comfortable.

Leo

Leo
Leo

You’re in a great position to see things more clearly and comprehensively if you take a partner’s viewpoint into account today, dear Leo, as well as for advancing and growing a close relationship. It’s a promising time to consult with someone special in your life or to put your heads together to come up with inspiring ideas. What emerges in a partnership or friendship today can be very productive, and if not, at the least you feel you can move past problems. This is a good time for connecting with others who inspire you mentally, or there may be a mind-expanding experience today. Relationships are enlivened and refreshed with an especially open approach to one another or sharing different experiences and activities. You may be attracted to someone with an interesting mind or drawing people to you who appreciate your unique way of thinking.

 

Virgo

Virgo
Virgo

This is an active period for work and health improvement, dear Virgo, with a strong showing in your solar sixth house. Today, Mercury and Venus in this sector connect well with Vesta and Uranus, respectively, facilitating tangible progress and a gently motivating spirit of looking forward and moving on. New methods and plans for self-improvement, work, wellness, or routines are exciting now. Solutions to problems are unlikely to be traditional ones, or they aren’t arrived at from a conservative mindset right now. Positive vibes while pursuing your daily routines or in your work are likely today, and to some extent this week, and quite possibly, social opportunities can emerge. You may have new ideas — or discover alternative methods — related to health, nutrition, the organization of your daily life, or fitness. Relationships benefit from an open, accepting approach to desires and needs, and cooperation comes naturally today.

Libra 

Libra
Libra

Others are unlikely to turn you, or your plans, down today, dear Libra. You can make good headway in a creative or communications project, and studies are likely to go well, particularly if you apply yourself in a step-by-step, traditional manner. You are more focused and willing to put in the effort necessary to make substantial progress. At the same time, there is a cheerful spirit of growth to the day that feels good. Others are drawn to your quirkier, more unique qualities, which you’re happy to share. There can be lively exchanges with a love interest, friend, or child. You can turn around most any problem or boring situation with a fresh and fun approach. This can be a day of a surprise invite for some. In some way, you are breaking out of an old pattern now, and new approaches to people and projects in your life bring rewards today.

 

Scorpio

Scorpio
Scorpio

You’re in an excellent position for arriving at happy agreements with others today, dear Scorpio. A Venus-Uranus sextile adds a pleasant element of surprise and perhaps a bit of genius to your interactions. You instinctively know how to approach situations in the best way possible. Family, home, and work matters can move forward pleasantly, particularly if you are open to new ideas for improving your situation as well as trying out new and improved ways of relating and integrating. New or alternative methods of approaching health, domestic, and work matters are likely highly useful to you now, deserving a second look. Venus-Uranus is also helpful for getting over things or moving past grudges, insecurities, and resentment. Practically speaking, this is also a beautiful day for problem-solving. An organized, loyal, dedicated, and committed mindset helps you get through pretty much anything now.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius
Sagittarius

You’re in excellent form today both socially and practically, dear Sagittarius thanks to Venus-Uranus and Mercury-Vesta sextiles. Vesta in your sign suggests a stronger ability to concentrate and focus on what means the most to you. While the Moon points to some need to keep a low profile to catch up on rest (or healing) today, whatever you do now tends to work out for the best. This is a good day for romantic matters, learning, sharing, and connecting in general. You feel freer and more spontaneous as you interact with others, whether in person or through writing. There can be interesting things to learn from a sibling, classmate, child, or friend. There can be much enjoyment derived from learning endeavors. Updated technology or new gadgetry can open up a new channel of communication for you. Even the most casual of mingling can lead to good things. You’re making smart decisions and seeing your priorities. You are likely to give good advice and to be specially regarded as someone who knows what they’re doing or is committed and focused.

Capricorn

Capricorn
Capricorn

With openness to new ways of doing the routine, dear Capricorn, you can have some fun and make progress today. Both Mercury and Venus in your finances and values sector receive harmonious aspects, pointing to opportunities. It’s a good time for financial matters and even for shopping or acquiring new things. You might discover a fresh interest. Home improvement efforts can be successful now. You are a little more daring and willing to experiment with designs, ideas, and ways of relating to others. Practical, business, and financial affairs can benefit from some fresh thinking. Inventive solutions to problems are yours to discover. You can find yourself pleasantly committed to a money-making project or to enjoying and taking care of what you own.

 

Aquarius

Aquarius
Aquarius

This a potentially excellent day for personal plans and personal appeal, dear Aquarius, with both Mercury and Venus in your sign forming harmonious angles to Vesta and Uranus, respectively. Venus in your sign in harmony with your ruler, Uranus, increases your powers of attraction, mainly through your communications. People regard you well right now, appreciating your unique qualities more than usual. There can be good news received, but it’s also entirely possible that something you communicate, or how you deliver your message, is helping you achieve what you desire. Using the power of words to attract what you want or for furthering your interests and goals can work well for you now. As well, your thinking is especially sound. There can be minor social blunders or mild misunderstandings to sort through, but excellent opportunities for getting organized emerge now. You’re in a good position to speak with authority, focus on something important to you, and throw extra energy into a project you love.

Pisces

PIsces
Pisces

Energies today are both practical and freeing, dear Pisces. Through interactions with others or pleasurable pastimes, you can let go of some inhibitions and enjoy yourself more thoroughly. This is a time for growing and improving situations, relationships, attitudes, and projects through a spirit of openness and with a progressive approach. With increased freedom and respect, relationships flourish now. However, good things may come instead as the result of moving past something, letting it go, and moving on with Uranus involved. This is a great day in a strong week for thinking and processing, as well. Sound energy is with you today for doing some solo or quiet work. Reorganize or sort through something that requires concentration, or pour extra energy into an enjoyable hobby, some research, or a pet project if possible.

 

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Your Dark Stars Horoscopes for the Month of February

Jane Lyle, Astrologer

From The Astrology Room

ARIES
Working on joint projects and sharing ideas brings joy and inspiration this February. But keeping your options open would be a wise move. A lively solar eclipse on the 15th sparks the unusual and unexpected. There’s fresh information and points of view, and everything shuffles around into new patterns. Some of this relates back to last summer – what seemed like a well-mapped route then could now turn out to need some fine tuning. Maybe you develop a crush on one of your workmates, or maybe you have a vivid dream that beckons you to explore faraway cultures and landscapes. Basically, if you expect the unexpected you won’t be disappointed. After the 19th you’re mulling over what you really want in the weeks before your astrological year begins in March. Give yourself time, and don’t panic. Love, community, and friendship are massive themes for you this year. So why not make some space for things to unfold in their own way, and keep a wide open mind?

TAURUS
It’s always disappointing when others let you down. But flaky individuals can be weeded out now, and your precious energy can be channelled into projects and friendships that enrich your life instead. Shake-ups inevitably accompany a bright and buzzy solar eclipse mid-month. It activates your career zone, and poses questions about your place in the world, and your secret hopes and dreams. There’ll be one or two mysteries as well, and these will take time to unravel. This isn’t a passing phase, it’s part of an important longer-term reshaping of your life direction this year. Visionary moments blossom when Venus embraces dreamy Neptune between the 19th and 21st – you’re inspired by music, beauty, female friends and the magic of love itself. Where this leads you becomes clear towards the very end of February and beginning of March. Keep a close eye on your cash – especially online –  but remain willing to consider all kinds of everything.

GEMINI
Enjoy the airy eccentricity of Mercury in Aquarius, and February’s Aquarian eclipse too. They stir your free spirit, and even if you’re stuck at home you’ll be dreaming of the far horizons from time to time. Some of those distant shores can be reached via your imagination, while exploring new ideas or studies can also feed your sense of adventure. A spot of musing is now essential, for 2018 is looking very different from the past few years. Saturn left your opposite sign, Sagittarius, in December, but it takes time to absorb all the lessons you’ve learned – particularly when it comes to your partnerships and long standing associations at work. There’s much to discuss. If something has ended, you should know that it had reached its limits and you are now free to move forwards, or choose to weigh up your options in your own time. Later this month you’ll have some fascinating encounters and conversations that refresh your ideas, or open the door for a valuable new friendship or love affair. Money could be in limited supply, but satisfaction and inspiration are abundantly available.

CANCER
The lunar eclipse at the end of January revealed a whole raft of things for you to think about. Perhaps you got diverted by financial matters, but your instincts tell you that there’s much more going on. Further food for thought arrives with a solar eclipse mid-month, which emphasises shared financial situations and also raises questions about the emotional and financial support you receive from others. What’s truly valuable may surprise you, as how you really feel about certain issues and associations emerges from your subconscious. Endings and new commitments are both brewing up in 2018, but you must do some serious thinking first. Beautiful creative, spiritual and romantic energy builds as the weeks pass – so try not to worry too much. Jupiter in Scorpio is firmly on your side this year, expanding a playful and creative side of yourself you’d almost forgotten – or even suppressed. You’ll attract luscious opportunities for love and self-expression once you allow yourself a little more imaginative freedom. Let go, and see what happens!

LEO
News from far-away places intrigues you, sparking your imagination and desire to learn more. Go your own way when you can, for others are in a restless mood and you may not be able to rely on them. Currently, as the Sun moves through your opposite sign of Aquarius, you’re inclined to look back over the months since your birthday. You are half way through your personal zodiac year – how’s it going? Questions about satisfaction and fulfilment arose in January, and now a crackling eclipse in Aquarius, plus Mars in flirty Sagittarius, stirs the pot still further. Perhaps you want to reassess your relationship, embrace a hot romance, or clear up some misunderstandings in a long-term professional partnership? Take it easy, and bear in mind that you won’t have all the facts, indeed – certain vital information may remain hidden until later in the spring. Travel, or learning about something that fascinates you, brings more joy than endlessly chewing over difficulties in your relationships. Clarity will arrive eventually. Meanwhile, zen is the word.

VIRGO
Partners or neighbours seem keen to renovate both homes and gardens this month. You may find this quite stressful, since you prefer to do things at your own speed. Ignore them if you can, and focus on those groups of friends you really enjoy spending time with. If you can throw some exercise into the mix, so much the better, for February’s vibrant solar eclipse spotlights your well-being. And part of feeling good is all about friendship and shared activities. Something you once enjoyed is on its way back into your life – and this could include a long-lost friend, lover, or acquaintance. When you stop to think about it, you’ll see patterns of the past resurfacing in both your social life and your romantic partnerships. With Saturn now in Capricorn, time and karma are making themselves visible to you – with news and events from mid-February onwards bringing chance encounters and communications. Yes, there’s much to ponder and probably some unfinished business to conclude. Stay flexible, and you’ll learn a lot.

LIBRA
Heart-warming surprises are on their way for many Librans. You could reignite the passion in your long standing relationship, or find someone new if you’re single. You may even be invited to create some new project with an old associate, or receive an intriguing offer from a former colleague. All of this is just the beginning, so why not enjoy feeling more creative or romantic and maybe even take a tiny risk or two? Preparation now will pay off later in the year. Just don’t be put off if something seems unconventional or unusual in some way. Cautiousness is wise when it comes to your home and any financial or property matters, but a more open-minded attitude and sense of curiosity is what you need when it comes to your personal and social life. You can then choose what feels right for you, try something different, and take off in a new direction in a few months’ time.

SCORPIO
Maybe you believe in karma, maybe you don’t. But you’ll be thinking about the phrase ‘what goes around comes around’ this February, for developments linked with your past are waiting to unfold. Now, this can be very good news as you benefit from all your hard work – which may sometimes have seemed like an endless, unrewarding slog. For many of you, it’s high time you reaped some fabulous rewards, and the potent ongoing link between upbeat Jupiter in Scorpio and powerful Pluto, your ruler, holds much promise now, and for the year ahead. What might need more attention is your family, friends, or romantic partner. And this is where you’ll see patterns and learn lessons that are rooted in past decisions. The solar eclipse mid February acts as a catalyst, throwing up all manner of questions about love and commitment for you to consider. What you’ve said or done in the past refuses to stay there, so you can expect to bump into people, or have conversations, that invite you to reassess. You may even get an apology from someone, or realise you should make amends yourself. All of this frees you to be yourself, and make the most of what life has to offer.

SAGITTARIUS
Mars in Sagittarius promises to boost your optimism and joie de vivre this February. Meanwhile, the Sun, Mercury, Venus plus a fizzy solar eclipse in Aquarius spark up all kinds of news, encounters, and your own urge to talk, write, and buzz about the place. If you want to promote yourself, spread the word on social media, or make new contacts – now’s a positive time. Your sexy, magnetic qualities sparkle brightly, especially while Venus is in Aquarius from 1st – 10th February. Friendship and love make you smile, of course, but can also bring inspiration and unusual opportunities to explore new places and ideas. You may be keen to increase your earnings, or in the mood to gamble. Be uncharacteristically sceptical, and get advice before plunging into any get-rich-quick schemes – particularly in the run-up to the new Moon and solar eclipse on the 15th. Illusions abound from the 10th until the end of February, and while you may delight in the company of a seductive stranger, parting with hard cash could quickly lead to disappointment. Focus instead on nurturing your own wonderful ideas, and keep your sense of humour brightly polished.

CAPRICORN
Much became clear to you in January, when the planets gathered in Capricorn and underlined your sense of purpose and identity. Now there’s a noticeable shift, and a restless atmosphere centred upon the lively solar eclipse on 15th February. It’s focused on your values and finances, and what matters most to you. Home and family are at the top of this list, with changes, developments or important discussions cropping up all month long. Perhaps some radical changes are needed, or you’re wondering about moving home? Others may have surprising news for you, or suggestions that will need careful thought. Conversations become less startling or spiky as the planets begin to gather in shape-shifting Pisces, beginning with lovely Venus on the 10th, followed by Sun and Mercury on the 18th. Each makes a supportive, productive link with your ruler, Saturn – making the second half of February the ideal time for you to say what you feel, or attract what you need. Pleasing news at the beginning of March is the result.

AQUARIUS
At some point this month your thoughts will be drawn back to last summer’s events. What happened, or began, then has a role to play in your present and future decisions. But, just as you can’t hurry love, you really can’t move things along quickly now. Indeed, pushing for others to make decisions or do what you want isn’t really a very good plan. February 15th’s solar eclipse in Aquarius is full of surprises, and these ripple out on either side to fill the month with lively moments.  You may have to reconsider an important relationship or association, you may hear about an unlikely opportunity or chance to work in a new location. There’s a carousel in your mind, whirling around and around, sparkling with potential. While you may fear losing out if you don’t grab what’s on offer, you’ll do better to play it cool. The eclipse heralds change, but what’s really going on will take time to emerge. You may not know all the facts until April, or even later. Trust yourself and your instincts – 2018 is a pivotal year for you, and this is just the beginning.

PISCES
What emerges from your dreams is vitally important this February. You’re contemplating the past year, and looking forward to the start of your birthday month when the Sun enters Pisces on the 18th. So why not make time for yourself, and allow your amazing intuition, and those vivid dream images, to guide you? Wise advice and useful information is available, particularly when planets in Pisces connect with sensible Saturn around the 15th, 21st, and 24th of the month. Conversations or research offer wonderful insights, and these can lead you to attract good fortune, love, and admiration in March. All of this will take some will-power though, for feisty Mars is currently energising everything to do with your life direction and hopes for the future. There may be arguments with workmates, or partners who see things very differently from you. Hold tight. Planets in Pisces swoosh to your aid, and you’ll be able to charm the birds from the trees with seductive ease before the end of the month.

Tarot Card of the Day

Temperance


The Temperance card is a reference to the soul. Classically female, the woman or angel on the Temperance card is mixing up a blend of subtle energies for the evolution of the personality. One key to interpreting this card can be found in its title — a play on the process of tempering metals in a forge.

Metals must undergo extremes of temperature, folding, and pounding, but the end product is infinitely superior to impure ore mined from the earth. In this image, the soul volunteers the ego for a cleansing and healing experience, which may turn the personality inside-out, but which brings out the gold hidden within the heart.

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Your Weekly Tarot Card
February 5-11: Eight of Pentacles (reversed)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the key times to draw upon our reserves of inner strength is when we are feeling a lack of ambition and focus. Especially for creative people, this lack can feel defeating. We must remember that force is still alive inside us; it’s just a matter of reconnecting with it. When our drive is weakened, it might also be worth considering how we got to this low point…

Sometimes we trap ourselves by taking on too much. We become exhausted and need extra time to recharge. This doesn’t mean that our ability to complete projects has permanently expired, and after a time of rest, it might be beneficial to examine work habits and see if a more moderate but steady pace can be implemented. The Eight of Pentacles, at its best, is a card of consistent diligence and effort rather than a situation of burning the candle at both ends.

At other times, our intense desire to succeed can lead to spinning our wheels. We crave the reassurance of recognition but become trapped by doubt that our work is good enough. If this fear is only in the mind, this month’s theme card, Strength, can help us be more reasonable. If we have received constructive criticism from others, now would be a good time to use relevant feedback to make improvements.

We may also become overwhelmed by too many ideas, tasks, or responsibilities, and in the jumble, lose sight of a way to approach any of them. Here’s an exercise to corral all the ideas:

Project planning for the reversed Eight of Pentacles
In many versions of this card, the eight Pentacles are illustrated in an orderly fashion, stacked neatly in rows, as this card shows, or even hung up on display around a workbench with a figure actively finishing another piece. YOU are the figure missing from this scene! These Pentacles represent the work you have accomplished and will continue to accomplish if you are able to keep working steadily.

Map it all out with a simple brainstorming exercise. This quick planning session will help you take stock of your creative work. For each major idea or project, brainstorm all the components (actions, materials, etc.) necessary to make it happen. Include everything you’ve already done, marking those items in a different color. Use this chart to visualize progress and confirm next steps.

Don’t consider yourself to be a “creative” person? Sure you are!! You might not be crafting abstract oil paintings in a studio, but you are crafting your life. Find the art in everything you do, and use it to enhance your existence.

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Psychic Tip of the Day

REAL WORLD TIME
The chaos in the outside world could be bringing you two closer together. Is the relationship tension due to the economy as much as it is matters of the heart?

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Your Love Tarot Card

The Devil

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February 5, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you feel caught between the ‘Devil and the Deep Blue Sea?’ This card represents insight and ability to rise above and to surmount obstacles in the way of love. The chains that bind the couple on the Tarot card are loose and symbolic of the ability to slip away if they want to. In this light, they are self-imposed limitations. Break free today if this sounds like your situation.

 

Your Erotic Tarot Card

The Sun

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February 5, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sun card shows that you may be feeling a little exposed and vulnerable as parts of your sex life are illuminated, but there is also an overwhelming feeling of warmth and positivity. Once you get over those self-conscious feelings, a wave of self-confidence replaces your fears. No one is out of your reach when the Sun is shining down on you. Embrace your power and don’t be afraid to get naked both emotionally and physically!

 

Your Weekly Influences for the Week of February 5, 2018

 

Tarot Influence

The Seven of Wands

Courage will bring victory. Success seems certain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astrological Influence

Capricorn

Capricorn denotes a drive to succeed through a pragmatic approach to life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Element Influence

Earth Reversed

Earth reversed denotes a lack of positive connection with the life spirit–a lost soul. If you are not careful you may miss much of what life has to offer you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Daily Rune for Monday, February 5, 2018

Algiz

(or Elhaz)

“Al-jiz” – Literally: “Elk” – Esoteric: Protection, Highe

Energy: protective teaching force, the divine plan, Valkyries

Mundane: protection, safety, spirituality

Divinations: Connection with the gods, awakening, higher life, protection; or hidden danger, consumption by divine forces, loss of the divine link, fear.

Governs:
Strengthening of hamingja (personal gravity, ‘luck’) and life force through courageous deeds
Mystical and religious communication with non-human sentient beings
Communication with other worlds, especially Asgard
Protection/defense
Receiving instruction on the magical potential of the runes
Banishing the fear of death

 

 

Your Karmic Number for the Week of February 5, 2018

 

The number 4 means that you are building a strong foundation for your new ventures. Good job! Keep going – build the frame, put up the walls, roof, and seed the yard. It may not be an actual building you are working on, but the structure for your goals is becoming a reality. Taking the time, step by step, means that you have a foundation, protection, and beauty. Use strong people and resources so that you don’t have to rebuild from scratch. In time, you will have a sturdy place to call your own.

 

 

The Wisdom of Buddha

The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.

Watch online as 2 asteroids sweep close this week

How to watch online this week as 2 newly discovered asteroids – 2018 CB and 2018 CC – sweep closer to Earth than the moon.

When an asteroid flew past at 10 times the moon’s distance on Super Bowl Sunday, generating much interest, I commented to others here at EarthSky on how potentially misleading such stories are. After all, asteroids sweep past Earth all the time. For example, today (February 5, 2018) we hear news of two newly discovered asteroids called 2018 CB and 2018 CC, which will come closer to us than the moon this week. The Super Bowl Sunday asteroid was a relatively large object; these two are likely small, because they’re newly discovered. The Virtual Telescope project has scheduled live, online coverage, to show them to you. More about that below.

Asteroid 2018 CC will be closest to Earth on February 6 at a distance of 0.5 lunar distances (~118,983 miles or 191,485 km). This is the 9th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year, 8th since January 15 and first this month. Its closest point to Earth will be at 20:45 UTC; translate UTC to your time. Its speed (relative to the Earth) of is ~6.5 miles per second (~10.5 km/s).

Asteroid 2018 CB will be closest to Earth on February 9 at a distance of 0.17 lunar-distances (~39,970 miles or 64,327 km). It will be the 10th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since 2018 began. Its closest point to Earth will be at 09:47 UTC; translate UTC to your time. Its speed relative to the Earth is about 5 miles per second (~8 km/s).

 

Online coverage. The Virtual Telescope Project in Rome will host live events for both asteroids, in partnership with Tenagra Observatories in the U.S. state of Arizona. Click here to go to Virtual Telescope Project.

There will be two live events for 2018 CC:

– From Arizona, the live streaming will start on February 6 2018 at 10:00 UTC.

– From Italy, the live streaming will start on February 6 2018 at 20:00 UTC, covering the closest approach.

There will be one live event for 2018 CB:

– From Italy, the live streaming will start on February 9, 2018 at 20:00 UTC.

Both asteroids were found just days ago by the Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona, and both have been confirmed since then by other observatories.

Discovery announcement for 2018 CB

Discovery announcement for 2018 CC

This article will be updated as new information about these asteroids is obtained; for example, I haven’t yet seen an estimate of their size, but – again – because they were just discovered, it’s likely both are very small.

Bottom line: Information about two newly discovered asteroids – 2018 CB and 2018 CC – both of which will sweep within the moon’s distance to Earth in the second week of February 2018. Plus, how to watch online.

Article published on EarthSky.org

Current Moon Phase for Monday, February 5th

Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 71% 

The Moon today is in a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with a illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9am and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.

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Moon in Libra

Creating order is the focus, not necessarily through tidying or organizing as was the case while the Moon was in Virgo, but rather through pleasing interactions with others and aesthetics in our environment. We tend to solve problems through diplomacy, and we are more able to put aside our own emotions in order to achieve the peace we crave. The tendency now is to avoid direct confrontations. Decisions do not come easily. Seeing both sides to any given situation is the main reason for hesitation. Fear of losing others’ approval is another.

The Moon in Libra generally favors the following activities: Relationship and partnership issues, activities involving teamwork and cooperation, activities that involve self-examination, activities related to beauty.

 

A Little Humor for Your Day

 

Till tomorrow, my sweets……

 

 

 

For All Your Magickal Needs, Think Magickal Necessities……

 

The Witches Digest for Sunday, January 21 (Part 3, Horoscopes & Divination)

The Witches Digest for Sunday, January 21

(Part 3, Horoscopes & Divination)

Your Daily Horoscopes for Sunday, January 21st

by Rick Levine

General

General Horoscope

We are working our way back into the real world, but we’re not in too much of a hurry to get there today. The dreamy Pisces Moon invites us to while away the time in contemplation, meditation or fantasy. Nevertheless, we are coaxed into action when the moody Moon trines impatient Mars. Meanwhile, the progressive Aquarius Sun forms a creative alignment with moralistic Jupiter in shrewd Scorpio, encouraging us to put our high ideals to practical use.

Aries

Aries Horoscope MAR 21 – APR 19

Self-imposed limitations are fading away now, allowing you to see vistas that were previously hidden. Your optimism may be so strong that walls disappear before your eyes, widening your perspective. However, you may be in for a rude awakening if you slam into something outside of your range of perception. Your positive attitude works in your favor as long as you balance your subjective visions with objective reality. Reaching for the stars is best when you keep your feet planted solidly on the ground.

Taurus

Taurus Horoscope APR 20 – MAY 20

It’s wonderful that people are so encouraging now, especially because you realize how much they believe in you. It seems as if everyone thinks you can do nearly anything you choose, but you might not always share their confidence. Sometimes, you wish they would take you off your pedestal, so you could exceed their expectations. Although your supporters inspire you to reach further, it would be nice, for once, to simply bask in the glow of accomplishment.

Gemini

Gemini Horoscope MAY 21 – JUN 20

Your goals may be unrealistic today, but that won’t stop you from dreaming. Fortunately, you’re not required to turn every thought into reality; sometimes it’s healthy to imagine your life unfolding in perfection, according to your most colorful fantasies. The peace of mind you experience when lost in contemplation can increase your effectiveness in the real world. Focus less on arriving at an arbitrary destination than steadily progressing along your chosen path.

Cancer

Cancer Horoscope JUN 21 – JUL 22

Expressing your gratitude has immediate positive consequences today as people catch your contagious enthusiasm. Choosing joy over doubt is a simple task if you consciously acknowledge the good in your life rather than focusing on the possible problems ahead. But your optimism won’t make the challenges go away. You still must do the work to overcome any negativity you encounter. Nevertheless, dwelling on things that might never come to pass is a waste of precious time. Robert Downey, Jr. said, “I’ve noticed that worrying is like praying for what you don’t want to happen.”

Leo

Leo Horoscope JUL 23 – AUG 22

You have a rare opportunity to broaden your horizons, but you may need to concentrate on domestic issues first. Although you’re inclined to fully engage the world and even modify it to conform to your expectations, you can’t effectively reach out now until your home and family life is in order. Social and global change originate within; start small and expand from there. Psychotherapist Nathaniel Branden wrote, “We must become what we wish to teach.”

Virgo

Virgo Horoscope AUG 23 – SEP 22

You are known for your ability to narrow your focus in order to achieve a higher level of efficiency and perfection when engaged in any activity. However, reality is weaving a complex tapestry of interrelated events now, requiring you to open your mind wider so you can perceive the larger dynamics at work. You may need to confront your own resistance and fight your tendency to limit incoming data. Paradoxically, confusion is your friend because it forces you to let go of your previous assumptions, freeing your mind to see your world in a new light.

Libra

Libra Horoscope SEP 23 – OCT 22

Although you might be concerned that you’re not making intelligent use of your time today, productivity is a red herring which can distract you from what’s important now. Investing in your wellbeing is your top priority while the radiant Sun is illuminating joyful Jupiter in your 2nd House of Self-Esteem. Drop your guilt at the door. A Sunday well spent brings a week of contentment. Taking care of yourself is an act of love from which everyone benefits.

Scorpio

Scorpio Horoscope OCT 23 – NOV 21

You’re not one to be easily outwitted, especially if you sense that someone is purposefully trying to deceive you. But other people are not your biggest problem now; you are. You feel as if you’re so close to achieving your dreams that you could talk yourself into taking an unnecessary risk. You have worked very hard to obtain your current position. Don’t jeopardize your gains with an impulsive and likely foolish move made out of desperation. Bruce Lee said, “Small daily improvements are the key to staggering long-term results.”

Sagittarius

Sagittarius Horoscope NOV 22 – DEC 21

People admire your extroverted nature and adventurous spirit, but your most significant growth now comes from an inner journey that is invisible to everyone else. The Sun is shining its life-affirming rays on expansive Jupiter in your 12th House of Spiritual Mystery. Your subconscious holds the secret keys to your destiny and you are being offered a chance to unlock the door leading to the wisdom you seek. However, there is no map that points the way to this metaphysical treasure. This path is for your footsteps alone.

Capricorn

Capricorn Horoscope DEC 22 – JAN 19

You may be the reluctant leader of your pack now, pushed to the front because no one else wanted the job. You might be called on to coordinate a social outing, even if your heart isn’t in it. Or, perhaps, your family members look to you for guidance on a domestic dispute. Although you naturally take responsibility seriously, you still could grow annoyed that you’re being put in this awkward position. Unfortunately, your feelings are less important today than the role you must play. Peter Drucker wrote, “Never mind your happiness; do your duty.”

Aquarius

Aquarius Horoscope JAN 20 – FEB 18

You can stand up tall and be proud of your life. It doesn’t matter how long the list of accomplishments is, what degrees come after your name, or how far you must still go to manifest your dreams. What counts is that you strive to find a spiritual meaning in your continuing struggle to be a kinder person and an all-around better human being. It means so much when your friends and relatives acknowledge your contribution to the world. Inspirational author Alice Hocker wrote, “Your greatness is not what you have, but in what you give.”

Pisces

Pisces Horoscope FEB 19 – MAR 20

Your hopes are so firmly pinned to the future that you may struggle remaining in the present moment. The reflective Moon joins wounded Chiron in your compassionate sign today, encouraging you to help others with their pain as a way of ameliorating your own. It’s tempting to put your troubles into perspective by dreaming of a better time yet to come. However, the best strategy for improving your lot in life is as Ram Dass wrote, “Be here now.” Shift your thinking from potential to actual, from there to here, and from someday to immediately.

 

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If You Were Born Today, January 21

You are an exceptionally fair person, and others appreciate you for this trait. They know they can count on you to be objective and reasonable. You are charming, talented, and a little moody. Money and security are important to you, and you do appreciate all that is associated with the “good life”, but you are never one to ruthlessly pursue these things if it hurts other people. Inventive and original, you are frequently dreaming up new and creative ideas, most of which can be quite profitable. Famous people born today: Geena Davis, Christian Dior, Benny Hill, Paul Scofield, Telly Savalas, Ethan Allen, Stonewall Jackson, Placido Domingo.

Your Birthday Year Forecast:

With the Sun and Moon in a waxing semi-square at the time of your birthday this year, the period ahead is one of new initiatives and action. You possess quite a bit of energy, but you must be aware that emotions color much of what you do this year. It can be hard to be objective as a result.

This can be a year in which you experience important turning points, or you could begin new projects or goals that have a long-term impact on your life.

You crave and seek more freedom this year, and how you deal with this issue makes all the difference as to the overriding themes of this period of your life. If you recognize your need for changes in key areas of your life and adapt accordingly, this can be an exciting year of discovery. However, if you resist change and insist on keeping things status quo, you are bound to feel very restless, tense, and rebellious. Either way, making healthy changes should be the focus instead of change just for the sake of change. Spontaneity, not impulsiveness, is the key to success this year. Fortunately, you have a lot of cosmic support for this.

You’re particularly charming during this period of your life, and you’re particularly proud of your relationships. It’s a strong year for strengthening your connections with others, both partnerships and friendships.

There can be a stronger tendency toward, or desire for, commitment and deep involvement in your relationships — you’re taking love seriously. There can be a willingness to make sacrifices if it seems the best way to make improvements in relationships and with money matters. You can be quite particular in your taste and good with money and savings.

Mercury forms a sextile with Neptune in your Solar Return, and intuition runs high. You are more sensitive artistically, your imagination is stirred, and you have an increased appreciation for subtleties. You are inspired and could even inspire others with your words. Some of your hunches could be prophetic. You are thinking more creatively, and express yourself with more sensitivity, compassion, and warmth.

There may be a project, idea, or person that demands much of your attention or occupies much of your thoughts. It’s a strong year for any project or studies that require concentrated effort. You are especially resourceful.

You’re expressing and asserting yourself more naturally and confidently this year, which benefits all areas of life. Suppressed anger is more effectively released in creative ways. It is easier than ever to express your individuality in a manner that is true to you.

You can feel as if you’re beginning a new chapter of your life this year as you start fresh on some significant level. Your passions and enthusiasm run high in the period ahead, and you find it natural to channel this extra energy constructively. This is an excellent year for enterprising endeavors and new interests, even if there is also a strong focus on the past. You’re drawn instinctively to certain projects that have long-term value. It can be an especially creative, tuned-in year for self-expression, not only verbally but through hobbies, games, or sports.

2018 is a Number Six year for you. Ruled by Venus. This is a year of relative contentment. It’s a time when love is the easiest to attract, and partnerships formed under this vibration have a better chance for longevity. You are especially able to attract others–and material things as well–this year. This is a good year for establishing harmony in the family and the home. Advice – develop existing relationships, be positive and receptive because these kinds of energies help you to attract what you desire.

2019 will be a Number Seven year for you. Ruled by Neptune. This is a year of preparation, chance, and refinement. It is not a time of dramatic changes. Instead, it’s a year when reflection on the past is helpful, and when refinements to your life path should be made. It’s a good year to study, observe, research, and analyze. Unexpected twists to your life story and “chance” meetings are probable. Advice – take stock of your life in order to prepare for more exciting years to come, examine the past and plan for the future, get in touch with your deepest needs and uncover your personal power, don’t strain yourself or actively try to expand.

 

Get A Jump On Tomorrow,

Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, January 22nd

by Rick Levine

 

General

General Horoscope

The luxury of humming dreamy tunes comes to a crashing crescendo when the Moon blasts into headstrong Aries at 1:26 am EST. It’s time to pay the piper if we drifted too far off course. The Moon’s square to karmic Saturn is a harsh reminder that we get what we deserve. Thankfully, Luna also forms supportive sextiles to the willful Sun and resourceful Venus, paving a path through the rugged landscape that makes it easier for us to find our way home.

Aries

Aries Horoscope MAR 21 – APR 19

Sometimes your impatience is so relentless that you go ahead with an action you know will create problems. However, your logic is not the captain of your ship now, and you might not be able to talk yourself into waiting. Although the Moon’s return to impetuous Aries can convince you to take a risk, her square to naysaying Saturn puts a damper on your plans, even before they are off the ground. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”

Taurus

Taurus Horoscope APR 20 – MAY 20

You’re ready to slip into stealth mode today because you believe you can be more productive when you don’t have to explain every move you make throughout the day. In fact, your behavior might seem mysterious to those who can’t figure out why you’re not more forthcoming about your specific needs. You’re not trying to complicate anything, nor are you playing hard to get. In your mind, you’re simply willing to try nearly anything to accomplish more with less output of energy.

Gemini

Gemini Horoscope MAY 21 – JUN 20

Yesterday’s reasons to turn down a social invitation might return as today’s justifications for saying yes. It’s confusing when reality can be perceived so differently in less than twenty-four hours, but the Moon’s shift into spontaneous Aries and your 11th House of Friends reminds you that your relationships are key to your happiness. Of course, you could get by on your own if you must, but it’s more fun if you can share life’s ups and downs with a community of like-minded people.

Cancer

Cancer Horoscope JUN 21 – JUL 22

You are in the throes of a complex dilemma today as work-related opportunities require your response. Every cell in your body is screaming yes, but circumstances might not allow you to proceed at this time. Fortunately, patience is one of your secret weapons, so focus your energy on where you can be useful now and stop watching the clock. Thankfully, if it becomes a matter of who flinches first, your ability to wait for the right moment gives you the distinct advantage.

Leo

Leo Horoscope JUL 23 – AUG 22

You are just as impatient as the other fire signs, but your fixed nature can turn a frustrating situation in your favor now. Once you set your mind to accomplishing a goal, you are relentless in your pursuit until you reach your destination. Although you may run into one stop sign after another today, you’re not likely to become discouraged. You’re a pro at taking it all in stride because you understand that setbacks are not permanent; they are merely resting points on your way to success. Persistence is your ally when times are tough.

Virgo

Virgo Horoscope AUG 23 – SEP 22

If you are involved in complicated negotiations with your coworkers now, it helps to know what motivates their actions. Luckily, you can see directly into someone’s soul today, enabling you to easily break through their normal defenses. However, you could accumulate bad karma if you use your current skill to gain unfair advantage. Enter every discussion with a clear goal in mind. Be forthright, state your intentions clearly, and don’t deviate from your chosen path. Hidden agendas and behind-the-scenes shenanigans will only come back to haunt you.

Libra

Libra Horoscope SEP 23 – OCT 22

You appreciate it when people are direct in their communication because it’s easier to respond when you already know how someone else feels. Nevertheless, you find it unacceptable when anyone comes on so strong that they don’t give you a chance to meet them on equal footing. In fact, you might withdraw from a discussion if the other person is too forceful for your taste. But don’t just disappear without an explanation. If you believe that your boundaries were not respected, make sure to say so in an appropriate manner. No one should mistake your kindness for weakness.

Scorpio

Scorpio Horoscope OCT 23 – NOV 21

Your work-related chores are well defined now, leaving little doubt about what is expected from you. Fortunately, you are confident that you can do your job in a timely manner. The self-willed Aries Moon is marching through your 6th House of Logistics, motivating you to shift into high gear in order to get traction and finish what you start. Once you know your role in the big scheme of things, you can figure out the rest on your own. If someone asks you, “What do you do?” Answer, “Whatever it takes.”

Sagittarius

Sagittarius Horoscope NOV 22 – DEC 21

Hiding your optimism is a challenge today, but you don’t want to flaunt your confidence when others appear to be struggling. However, you’re not afraid to climb out on a limb and fully own your positive attitude now. Nevertheless, you still might annoy, or even shock, someone with your cavalier approach. It might seem as if you’re emotionally detached from the outcome of everything in the material world now, but that’s simply not the case. Every step on your journey is just as important as your destination.

Capricorn

Capricorn Horoscope DEC 22 – JAN 19

As competent as you are in the outer world, expanding your skillset in the inner world is a more complicated challenge. But you’re not one to take psychological exploration lightly; you might not even believe that it is your best defense against stress. Nevertheless, your serious nature pushes you into imaginative realms where magic is just as common as cause-and-effect. Khalil Gibran wrote, “Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.”

Aquarius

Aquarius Horoscope JAN 20 – FEB 18

You seem to be a conversation starter today and are unwilling to patiently wait for others to make the first move. You want all the facts you can get now because you believe knowledge is power. Don’t look for a signal that it’s okay to initiate a dialogue. Ask probing questions to start the ball rolling while the courageous Aries Moon is visiting your 3rd House of Information. You don’t need permission to begin when everyone expects you to take the lead.

Pisces

Pisces Horoscope FEB 19 – MAR 20

You need a fully functioning social network today because the support of your friends can make all the difference in the world. But you can tell that there’s an emotional storm brewing and you want to know all the facts before you jump into a situation and find yourself in over your head. Thankfully, your greatest cosmic resource now is the reflective Moon’s presence in your 2nd House of Possessions, enabling you to accurately inventory what you have — both physical and metaphysical. Take a chance and reveal a secret to someone new. Nothing ventured; nothing gained.

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Tarot Card of the Day

Strength


The Strength Tarot card represents nature, which, however wild in its primal form, is tamed by our subtler, finer self — our feminine side, our inner self. The will and passion of our instinctive nature does not need to be broken, but refined and brought to consciousness, so that all levels of creation may come into harmony.

The feminine soul-force contains a persuasive power that can nurture and induce cooperation from others, stilling disruptive energies by harmonizing differences in the spirit of collective good will.

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2018 Tarot Reading

Month-by-month Tarot cards reveal your path to personal growth in 2018

It’s time to start preparing for a new year! For our Tarot overview of 2018, I’ve chosen to read with Major Arcana cards only. This gives us one large idea — a clear theme — for each of the 12 months, that we can then explore in more detail as the year unfolds, using the wisdom of the full Tarot deck. From these 12 cards I’ve drawn for us, the overall theme of 2018 seems to be the shifting relationship with the self. This will be a year of reflecting on our values and how we want to act in the world, with the cards asking us to consider and reconsider who we are as the months progress. This looks to be a year of layers of discovery, each one bringing us closer to personal truths, if we are willing to do the work.

January Tarot Card: The Lovers

Inner harmony as the beginning of a balanced life

Our final spread of 2017 left us with the caring energy of the Queen of Cups and the proactivity of The Magician. As we enter the new year, it is with a stronger sense of self. The Lovers echoes that in its symbolic union of different aspects of our character and achievement of inner harmony. It is just as important to honor and maintain the relationship with the self as it is the relationships we have with others. Personal balance is also what makes us loving and reliable partners.

 

February Tarot card: Strength

Practicing compassion

Being secure in our identity allows us to approach the world with compassion and understanding instead of fear and aggression. Inner strength is often a more helpful resource for navigating the world than brute force. Our ability to apply this type of influence will be either needed or enhanced this month. We must pay close attention in interactions with others and confront our own negative internal dialogue should it attempt to instill self-doubt.

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Daily Love Tarot Card

 

 

The Emperor

A hidden aspect of the past is revealed and is something that lets you tear down a wall that keeps you boxed in. What old memory fogs the mind and your emotions today? Let it go because it is to do easy now. The freedom turns into courageously liberated, wise, and realistic energy. If single, it eases a focus on desired outcomes. That allows someone to feel free to express warmth without pressure, and they will.

 

Your Erotic Card of the Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Star

The Star card shows that your sexual energy is burning bright, and the future looks extremely promising. There may be a few obstacles in the way of getting what you want, but you’re very confident in your sexual prowess so you welcome a little healthy competition. You’re determined to pursue a sexual conquest and make them yours, and the Star predicts that you have all the right moves to accomplish your lustful goals. Your ego actually works more in your favor than against your goals today.

 

Your Rune for Today

Nauthiz 

“Not-this” – Literally: “Need-fire” or “Necessity” – Esoteric: Constraint, Friction

Key Concepts: Need, resistance, constraint, conflict, drama, effort, necessity, urgency, hard work, need-fire, life lessons, creative friction, distress, force of growth, the consequence of past action, short term pain for long term gain

Psi: resistance, need, effort

Energy: necessity, coming forth into being, urgency

Mundane: doing what must be done, chores, hard work

Divinations: Resistance (leading to strength), recognition of örlög (ultimate law, primal truth), innovation, need-fire (self-reliance), personal development and life lessons, achievement through effort; or constraint of freedom, distress, toil, drudgery, laxity, warnings, worry, guilt, moral cowardice, unfulfilled or unrecognized needs.

Governs:

Overcoming distress or negative örlög
Acceptance of the unchangeable
Development of magical will, the manipulation of wyrd
Understanding the dynamic force of “resistance” in the process of creating
The generation of creative energy for problem solving
Protection of one’s own needs
Recognition of personal need
Love magic; especially to obtain a lover

 

Your Weekly Influences for January 21st

 

Tarot Influence

Queen of Swords

Often mournful from loss or infertility. Quick witted, gracious and kind but firm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astrological Influence

Taurus Reversed

Taurus reversed represents unwarranted stubborness and impulsiveness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Element Influence

Fire

Fire denotes the unleashing of raw energy and change. The status quo may be about to crumble, but will be replaced something better. Fire also provides light to those in the dark and warmth for a cold body and spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today

 

The Dove

Throughout history the Dove has symbolized peace and innocence in nearly all cultures. Dove’s soft cooing and gentle nature bring a calmness to any situation. The Dove appears where peace has been attained or there is a need to bring events to a peaceful ending. It denotes a time to let lose of grievances and settle conflicts in a way that benefits all parties equally.

As a daily card, Dove suggests the need to put an end to conflict in your present life. The conflict may be yours or may be that of people close to you. Regardless of the parties involved, you have been called upon to bring the discord to an impartial end.

 

Your Mah Jong Tile for the Month of January

Bamboo 5
Symbol: Lotus Flower

The Lotus Flower tile represents birth or rebirth. On a spiritual level it may indicate you are about to reach new heights in your understanding of your place in the cosmos. Physically it may suggest a child is coming, or a new project is about to emerge. The Lotus Flower tile also speaks of regeneration, and may indicate a time of recovery from hardship—a new beginning.

 

 

Your Karmic Number for January 21st

You handle yourself with decorum when faced with adversity. Buddha would consider you equanimous right now, having received this number 11. You may have even been a spiritual leader in a past life. People will turn to you during a catastrophe or for guidance about their hectic lives. The guru role suits you. If you are already a counselor of some kind, rest assured that you are helping people even if you can’t see the results yet. Whatever tools you share are being taken seriously. If you feel some agitation, step back and breathe to regain your composure. In a small way, you are saving the world. No pressure!

 

The Wisdom of Buddha

He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes

 

 

Earth Sky News for January 21st: Star-hop from Orion to Planet 9

 Above image of Planet 9’s path via WikipediaTonight, let the constellation Orion the Hunter show you the approximate position of the hypothetical Planet 9 in the starry sky. As of now, nobody has yet seen this hypothetical solar system planet, which, if it exists, is large and very distant. But – still, hypothetically speaking – there are reasons to believe it does exist, and so … the hunt is on.

Read more: Help astronomers look for Planet 9

The astronomer Scott S. Sheppard has said he guesses this planet might shine somewhere between 23rd and 25th magnitude, making this world about 6 to 40 million times fainter than the faintest celestial object visible to the unaided eye. Still, it’s fun to imagine the place in the sky where astronomers are searching for Planet 9. This is the place they think it’s most likely to be.

The sky chart at the top of this post shows that location. The chart, which is via Wikipedia, shows Planet 9‘s possible path across our sky, in front of the backdrop stars, from the years 1000 to 3000 AD.

Although this world, if it exits, is way beyond the range of our backyard telescopes, we can still star-hop from the constellation Orion to Planet 9’s possible location in the starry sky.

From around the world at this time of year, the constellation Orion climbs highest up for the night around mid-evening (9 to 10 p.m.) local time. From temperate latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere, Orion appears in the southern sky at mid-evening. From the equator, Orion appears high overhead, and from temperate regions in the Southern Hemisphere, an “upside-down” Orion shines in the northern sky.

Some of you may know how to star-hop from Orion’s Belt to Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus the Bull. If not, refer to the sky chart below. Once you’ve found Aldebaran, you’ve pretty much found the proposed location of Planet 9, which – again, if it exists, and if astronomers are right about its location in our solar system – lodges pretty much directly east of Orion’s Belt and directly south of the star Aldebaran.

Caltech astronomers first announced a hypothetical Planet 9 on January 20, 2016. What they called “solid theoretical evidence” exists for a giant planet – a 9th major planet in the outer solar system – moving in what they called a “bizarre, highly elongated orbit.” They nicknamed it Planet 9 then, and they said hoped other astronomers would search for it.

If it exists, the planet has a mass about 10 times that of Earth and orbits about 20 times farther from the sun on average than Neptune, which is currently the 8th major planet and which orbits the sun at an average distance of 2.8 billion miles (4.5 billion km).

The astronomers say it would take this new planet between 10,000 and 20,000 years to make just one full orbit around the sun.

Read more: Solid evidence for a 9th planet

Bottom line: Astronomers are searching for a hypothetical Planet 9 in the starry sky. You can use the constellation Orion to show you approximately where they’re looking.

 

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A Little Humor for Your Day

How to Become A Witch in Nine Easy Lessons

 

In the 1980’s it was fashionable to be interested in the New Age. This is now a dreadful faux pas within the alternative scene, and in order to be accepted in the 1990’s metaphysical social set, one must have an interest in Witchcraft or Paganism. Of course, you don’t have to actually belong to a coven in order to be thought of as a Witch, you can bluff your way into being accepted as a fully fledged Witch simply by knowing a few terms and dressing accordingly. This brings us to…

Rule # 1: Image is Everything. After all, what’s the good of being a Witch if nobody knows you are one? You must therefore wear black at all times. If possible, stay out of the sun until you become really pale, as this makes the effect even better. For women (and adventurous males) dark eyeliner and black nail polish can enhance this look. Also wear crystals and cheap occult paraphernalia at all times, and make sure that these are as gaudy and bizarre as possible, as this can only help your image. Wearing a pentacle around your neck is an absolutely necessary accessory – the bigger the better! Capes and cloaks are optional around town – it depends on how much of a visual impact you want to make, but either of these are also crucial apparel at any ritual or gathering that you may attend.

Rule # 2: Name Dropping is Good. Every serious student of The Craft (and I’m talking here about the term for Witchcraft, not macrame) knows the name Gerald Gardner. This man revitalised Witchcraft in the mid 1900’s with his book about the true history of The Old Religion (some have called this book pure fiction, but only those picky few who like books to be based on facts). Real Witches however, never let historical accuracy get in the way of their spiritual path, so in conversations with other witches, quote his name as often as possible (in tones of awe) and you will always be rewarded with smiles of acceptance.

Rule # 3: Past Life Name Dropping is Even Better. Tell everyone about the past life memories that have been surfacing since you began studying the Black Arts. It is especially useful to remember a past lifetime as a Witch who was killed during the Inquisition, or at least recall a lifetime as a famous occultist. My past lives have included Aleister Crowley, Cagliostro, Mandrake the Magician, and most of the cast of “Bewitched”.

Rule # 4: Behave Strangely. Never forget why it was that you wanted to become a Witch – yes, so that you have an excuse for strange behaviour. Previously labelled eccentric behaviour patterns can now be accepted by others if they have a reason to explain it, even if that reason for howling at full moons while naked is simply, “He/she is a Witch, that’s normal for them evidently.” So, don’t let your friends down, behave strangely, you can get away with it now.

Rule # 5: Watch Occult Movies. Make sure that you watch the movie “Warlock” lots of times to perfect those soft landings after over-indulging with the flying ointments (read as mead and weed).

Rule # 6: Ready Yourself for Sex, Money and Power. Wasn’t this the other reason you were drawn to Witchcraft? In the past, adepts of the occult were known to possess charismatic, lusty and powerful personas – when people find out that you are a Witch, they may automatically assume (and therefore empower you) with these same qualities. This may sound pretty good, but unfortunately in today’s world, another group of people have become even more established within the realms of kinky sex sessions and unlimited power – yes, the politicians! Beware of this elitist group of power-brokers… they don’t want any competition to their manipulative monopoly over the gullible public – hence the laws against Witchcraft and divination that have remained unchanged for centuries. So, if calling yourself a High Priest doesn’t lead you to unlimited sex, money and power – or if it does, but you then find yourself as the target of political and legal harassment – you may have to put aside your cloak and broomstick and pick up a pin-stripe suit and a back-bench in Parliament. If you can’t beat them, try bribery, then if that doesn’t work… join them!

Rule # 7: Atmosphere is Essential. Your home must reflect your Witchy nature. Incense must burn continuously. It’s important that visitors see clouds of incense smoke billowing from a spluttering censer in the corner of your dim, dank and dusty home, so dismantle the smoke detectors and start collecting strange little bottles of exotic looking ingredients (use your imagination and label them with names like powdered bat’s eyes, or dried dragon’s gonads). And if you don’t like housework, you can explain that the layer of dust that covers your floors and furniture helps to neutralise the highly charged psychic energy that results from your magical spells, thereby protecting your home and possessions from electromagnetic disintegration.

Rule # 8: Be Patronising to Christians. In social discussions don’t forget to make plenty of derogatory remarks about fundamentalist Christians, but remember to save your most biting comments for other Witches that you don’t get along with.

Rule # 9: Brag About Your Psychic Powers. Any self-respecting Witch will tell you that after their initiation to Witchcraft, their psychic powers awakened and their tarot cards (which they always carry with them) are now much easier to read (they now get something right once in a while). They will also tell you that they can now sense energy fields (in other words, they don’t bump into things as often as they used to). Follow this example and brag about the rapid development of your psychic abilities since your initiation. If asked about your initiation ceremony, simply state that you were sworn to secrecy about it, then quickly change the subject by mentioning your newly awakened ability to detect Ley-lines, but try to remember that a Ley-line is not a queue for the after-ritual orgy!

Now you know how to pass yourself off as a real Witch, so place that broomstick in a conspicuous corner (one that is not clouded by too much incense smoke); pull on those black clothes; give everyone that you meet a sinister look – and your social status will improve overnight. If you do all of this successfully, you may even find yourself with enough adoring acolytes so that you can start your own coven! Good luck and Blessed Be!

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The Witches Digest for Friday, January 19th (Part 4, Tarot & More)

 

The Witches Digest for Friday, January 19th

(Part 4, Tarot & More)

Tarot Card of the Day

Three of Wands


This suit, most often called “Wands” and sometimes called “Rods” or “Staves,” represents initiative, ambition, drive and desire. This is the suit of enterprise and risk-taking.

A Three in this suit symbolizes an inner balance that allows you to feel more optimistic about new endeavors you are committed to, or want to commit to. In the illustrated Tarots, the human character is standing on his balcony, watching ships leave the harbor, loaded with his goods for far-off ports, dreaming of the fortune he will reap if all goes well. Summon the optimism within you.

This energy must be patient and trusting, because he or she will have to wait some time to find out how the ships have fared. Meanwhile, a lot of resources are tied up until they return with the bounty. Only those truly confident in their ideas and abilities would undertake such a risk. This card represents the energy a person needs to take on great adventures and accomplish noble (and remunerative) deeds.

A detail that sometimes appears in the more esoteric Tarots is a winged wand with two snakes twining around it, called the Caduceus, which is Mercury’s wand. This is an ancient symbol of the healer or shaman, one who can travel between the worlds to rescue souls from death or possession. Perhaps the feeling of empowerment this card represents points to the internal mechanisms of self-healing. Perhaps it refers to the courage it takes to be an entrepreneur or an inventor, which is in itself a magical process — bringing not only opportunity for success, but also an awakening to higher potentials.

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Love Tarot Card of the Day

The Wheel of Fortune


Today, the truth is told and clears up a situation that has hung on and on. Take direct action now to clear up something that should have been handled long ago. The Wheel of Fortune selected you because you need to know that some parts of the conditions were out of your control. Some events are not the result of something you did. You do have control over how you deal with matters now.

Erotic Tarot Card of the Day

The Chariot


The Chariot shows that you’re rolling toward a major sexual goal today, willing to forego just about anything and everything else to have that one big O! The thing is, who are you willing to trample over to get there? This card can be a sign to slow down just a bit, because while sex is fun, it shouldn’t be your number one focus right now. You don’t have to come to a complete stop, but pulling back on the reins just a bit will give you the clarity you need to make sure you’re making wise sexual decisions.

Your Influences for the Weekend of

Element Influence

Earth Reversed

Earth reversed denotes a lack of positive connection with the life spirit–a lost soul. If you are not careful you may miss much of what life has to offer you
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astrological Influence

Pisces Reversed

Pisces reversed signifies a lack of positive thinking and creativity at this time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Element Influence

Earth Reversed

Earth reversed denotes a lack of positive connection with the life spirit–a lost soul. If you are not careful you may miss much of what life has to offer you

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Psychic Tip of the Day

TAKE IT AS REAL

Saying and doing are often two different things, but today they are welded together. A lover’s confirmation of something is a real as it gets. Do you really want to know?

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Your Daily Rune for

Nauthiz

“Not-this” – Literally: “Need-fire” or “Necessity” – Esoteric: Constraint, Friction

Key Concepts: Need, resistance, constraint, conflict, drama, effort, necessity, urgency, hard work, need-fire, life lessons, creative friction, distress, force of growth, the consequence of past action, short term pain for long term gain

Psi: resistance, need, effort

Energy: necessity, coming forth into being, urgency

Mundane: doing what must be done, chores, hard work

Divinations: Resistance (leading to strength), recognition of örlög (ultimate law, primal truth), innovation, need-fire (self-reliance), personal development and life lessons, achievement through effort; or constraint of freedom, distress, toil, drudgery, laxity, warnings, worry, guilt, moral cowardice, unfulfilled or unrecognized needs.

Your Animal Spirit for Today

 

 

Crack the Cookie

The Wisdom of Buddha

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.

Sirius, future South Pole Star

Tonight, as darkness falls, use Orion’s Belt to star-hop to Sirius, a future South Pole Star. Sirius is in the constellation Canis Major, the Greater Dog. It’s sometimes called the Dog Star. It’s easy to see, since it’s the brightest star in the night sky. You’ll always know you’ve found Sirius if you notice that the three stars in Orion’s Belt point to it.

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we’re lucky to have a moderately bright star, Polaris, to pinpoint our north celestial pole. If you know Polaris, and get lost, this star can help you be found again.

Unlike the Northern Hemisphere, the Southern Hemisphere doesn’t have a bright pole star. There just doesn’t happen to be a bright star, not even a moderately bright star like Polaris, to mark the south celestial pole, the point in the sky directly over the Earth’s South Pole.

But the stars are not truly fixed. Because stars actually change positions relative to one another over the long course of time, brilliant Sirius will take its turn as the South Pole Star in the year 66270. In fact, Sirius will come to within 1.6o of the south celestial pole in 66270. One precessional cycle later, in the year 93830, Sirius will miss aligning with the south celestial pole by only 2.3o.

The star Polaris comes closer to the north celestial pole, by the way. It’ll be within 0.5o of the north celestial pole in the year 2100.

What’s more, before Sirius becomes a pole star, another star – a moderately bright star, not very different in brightness from Polaris – will take its place more or less over the south celestial pole. That’ll happen about 7,000 years from now. Because of precession, the star Delta Velorum in the constellation Vela the Sail will come to within 0.2o of the south celestial pole in the year 9250. That’s closer than Polaris or Sirius!

By the way, for reference, the moon’s diameter spans 0.5o of sky.

 

 

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The Witches Digest for Friday, December 22nd (Part 2)

The Witches Digest for Friday, December 22nd

(Daily Divination)

The Witches Current Moon Phase for Friday, December 22nd

Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 15% 

The Moon today is in a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.

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This Weekend’s Love Horoscope: Let’s Get Serious

Your love horoscope for the weekend of December 22-24


Matters of the heart become more practical this weekend as Saturn’s move into Capricorn begins to hit your love life. Serious Saturn is finally back in its home sign — the last time Saturn was here was almost 27 years ago! — and will have you craving a more committed, lasting love. You may find yourself analyzing the foundations of your current or potential relationships now, to see if they’ll hold up in the long-run. Do you two have the same goals and values? Do your schedules work well together? Do you want the same things in love? If you don’t know these answers right away, it’s OK! You’ll have the next 2 1/2 years to throw these thoughts around while Saturn is in rational Capricorn.

But Saturn’s not the only planet adding a serious vibe to the weekend. The Sun has just entered Capricorn, too, and love-planet Venus will move into Capricorn on Monday. Careful Capricorn is known for being ambitious in the most practical way, and when it comes to matters of the heart, the steady Mountain Goat wants an enduring, consistent relationship with a solid foundation. These energies will leak into your love life this weekend, further encouraging you to assess the sturdiness of your current situation, and look for a practical partner with long-term goals.

Don’t worry though, it’s not all heavy news! Mercury Retrograde ends on Friday and our communicative powers will start to return. Say goodbye to the continuous misunderstandings that you and your partner or crush have been enduring. Let the right words flow as conversations between you and your lover significantly improve. You’ll be able to get a clear perspective on your love life this weekend. Ask yourself some tough love questions — you might be surprised by your heart’s answers.

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, December 23rd

Claire Petulengro, Astrologer

The Astrology Room

 

ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)
Are you excited about Christmas Aries? You should be. What you didn’t know last year but do now, is that life is for living and that no one can stop an Aries from doing what they want to do.

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)
Don’t let them tame you Taurus, but work on being the best version of you there can be this Christmas month. Time spent telling tales on others is wasted. Try to work on bringing who you love together for next week.

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)
If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun, but that doesn’t mean that you have to do what you don’t want to. Relationships come under the spotlight and you find it possible to make peace with someone from your past.

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)
Unexpected gifts or acts of kindness come your way and you begin to see who is on your side and who has been working against you. Make time for an older face you have been ignoring. They have news you’ll want to hear!

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)
Slow down in relationships my friend, or you are going to end up missing all the fun. If you can pay more attention to the simple things in life, then you will be in with a chance of finding what true happiness means.

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)
Try not to hesitate when you are asked questions this week, instead try to speak from the heart. It’s how you will find out who you really are and what you really want.

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)
The stars bring out a more psychic side to your nature and you find it possible to make amends in situations which you were just about ready to give up on. Time spent on facts and figures can save you money and reputation.

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)
Of course it hurts if you lay your heart on the line and it gets stamped on. What you have to realise from here on in though, is that if you place your emotions before those who are not worthy, of course they’ll take advantage.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)
Travel is well starred and any trips you make to see those you love between now and the New Year will be greatly appreciated and enjoyed. Being on time tonight can make all the difference to a yes or no answer.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)
Go slow with new relationships in your life which are taking shape. It would be in your interests to let others speak while you listen. It can show you a way of living which may be a better path for you.

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)
There is a naughty feel to your chart which could well see you saying and doing things that could upset the coming Christmas week. Know how far is too far to go. You’ve worked too hard to fall back now.

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)
There is an immature feel to your chart which could see you saying and doing things just to get a reaction from those who have upset you. Be stronger than that and remember you’re a Pisces. Talking about what you really want today moves mountains.

 

If You Were Born Today, December 22

You are an emotional person who is very connected to your past. You are exceptionally giving and supportive, sometimes to the point of martyrdom! You have to try not to feel resentful for all that you do for others by keeping this trait in balance. You would make an excellent counselor. Your love life is likely very changeful. You are extremely hard-working and few can do the job as well as you. Sometimes you are impatient with others who don’t seem to have the same work ethic as you, but you must understand that few do! You can be a perfectionist. You are a wonderful combination of conservative and creative or inspired. Famous people born today: Diane Sawyer, Vanessa Paradis, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Ralph Fiennes.

Your Birthday Year Forecast:

With the Sun and Moon in a waxing semi-square at the time of your birthday this year, the period ahead is one of new initiatives and action. You possess quite a bit of energy, but you must be aware that emotions color much of what you do this year. It can be hard to be objective as a result.

This can be a year in which you experience important turning points, or you could begin new projects or goals that have a long-term impact on your life.

Transiting Uranus forms a trine to your Sun this year, and exciting (not jarring) changes and new interests characterize this period. It’s easier than usual to express your unique individuality, and if this involves changing careers or jobs, a new love affair, or an entirely new hobby, it’s something that takes you forward into unexplored territory. You are more willing to adapt to new circumstances, ideas, and unfamiliar situations. It’s a good time to join organizations and groups and to attend meetings or social events. You are quick to find creative solutions to problems now. Flexibility is the key to success under this influence.

Relationships may be stabilized and steady this year, or there can be a new sense of realism in existing partnerships. A sense of duty may lead you to sacrifice a personal pleasure for a cause or for a loved one; thus there could be times when you have to abstain from personal gratification for the time being. Financial discipline, realism, and maturity are possible during this period of your life. You are more conservative when it comes to spending, whether this is because circumstances are such that you need to penny pinch, or you are simply more realistic about your finances.

However, you’re also in a great position to creatively combine traditional and progressive approaches to relationships this year. For example, relationships that are on-off may stabilize or alternative setups can thrive.

Renewed ties to old friends are possible, or you could enjoy a new sense of responsibility in existing friendships.

Err on the side of caution if offers arrive that seem too good to be true. Some confusion or possibly deception could arise in communications this year, and you may be skipping important details without even realizing it.

You are imaginative, creative, and communicate warmly and considerately. This is a good time for both teaching and learning, and for expressing feelings. Researching cooking, health, and nutrition can be fruitful now. It’s also a strong time for marketing.

This is a strong year for spirituality and commitment to spiritual or metaphysical goals. Higher learning, mind expansion, or travel can also be in focus and very rewarding.

In your relationships, you may be feeling pleasantly attached, finding it natural and easy to nurture and support people in your life. However, you’re also quite willing to try new ways of relating and you’re more inclined to venture out socially or try new things. You’re in a good position for social meetings and events. You have a taste for the offbeat this year, and this energy can bring sudden or unexpected romance into your life. This may be more of a year of experimenting than committing.

Making connections with others from a different background is likely to figure in the year ahead, or widening your mind through unusual or different experiences can be part of the picture. Generosity and compassion increases and your faith is boosted. You more easily make personal sacrifices for what you believe to be the better good.

Your personality is sparkling this year, which is sure to attract new circumstances and people into your life. This is an excellent year for new ideas and projects. You’re in good shape for staying on track and meeting your responsibilities, but also for tuning into new and progressive ideas. This is also a great period for a more mature approach to finances or relationships.

2017 is a Number Eight year for you. Ruled by Saturn. This is a year of power and accomplishment. Actively seeking to expand, taking educated risks, and moving forward are highlighted. This is a year of opportunity, particularly in the material and business world, and opportunities need to be seized. It’s generally not a year to find a new love partner, simply because the focus is on the material world and your place in the world. This is a problem-solving year in which you can expect real, tangible results. Advice – take action, plan ahead, seize opportunities.

2018 will be a Number Nine year for you. Ruled by Mars. This is a year of completion and transition. It is a time when we need to let go of things that no longer serve their purpose, and hold on to things that have a future. It is a time of cleaning out dead wood, not necessarily for new beginnings. It can be a time when a burden has been taken off your shoulders, and it can be a year of giving of yourself. Advice – let go of things that are holding you back, give of yourself and express your sympathetic, compassionate side.

 

Get A Jump on Tomorrow…..

Your Daily Horoscopes for Saturday, December 23, 2017

Claire Petulengro

The Astrology Room

 

ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)

You enter this Christmas week on a high, as you discover how much a certain sign really thinks of you. You’ll have no reason not to enjoy this festive month better than ever before. Buy an extra gift. You’re going to need it when you see who’s turning up. Talks you have socially about your career show you a new opening you had not previously noticed.

 

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)

Confrontations you have been dreading can and will actually turn out to be a good thing. You realise that you were in control all along, even though you thought you weren’t. Those involved were just waiting for the chance to show you this fact. Christmas Eve promises to put you in the path of someone you’ve really missed.

 

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)

If close ones are asking you for promises and commitments you don’t really want, then talk to them Gemini. You have spent far too long in recent weeks and months worrying about things, but not actually doing anything about them. Freedom is yours if you ask for it. You’ve just forgotten how to take control.,

 

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)

Stop worrying about what has happened in the past and instead take control over what is going on in the here and now. Try to sit down and do your sums before Christmas day, as offers will be coming your way you’re going to want to take, but you are going to need to know your financial status to accept them.

 

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)

You are so much stronger than you think Leo. This festive week will prove this fact as you begin to take the lead in areas of your life you usually give others control in. Your ruling planet the Sun, helps you to get back on track over Christmas with those you have grown distant from. Phone calls bring you an apology boxing day.

 

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)

You don’t mean to offend those you love, but if someone buys you a gift you don’t really want, then your disapproval is likely to be written all over your face. Try to deal with what is really on your mind before Monday, so you can make this Christmas one worth really celebrating.

 

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)

There is a really naughty feel to your chart, which could see you doing the opposite of what people ask just to make a statement. Know how far is too far to go my friend, or you will only end up undoing all of the repair work you did in November. I know you miss someone who is not around and this seems to be the source of your behaviour.

 

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)

Problems which you think have got the better of you this Christmas are actually nothing more than a storm in a teacup. You finally start to focus on having fun from Sunday. You realise that others can’t control your decisions and actions this week, but you can and you will. Last minute changes to Christmas day bring relief and pleasure.

 

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)

The hard times you went through in recent months have only served to make you stronger Sagittarius. You use this Christmas to show thanks and to feel grateful for all that is now going right with your life. Don’t be afraid to say no to those who invite you out if you don’t want to spend time with them. This is your week to relax and not just for others to enjoy.

 

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)

You gave so much loyalty to those who gave you nothing but disrespect in return. It has taken you a long time to make sense of what happened over the last three months, but I know and you will soon, that you have come out of everything a better person. You’re emotionally richer and decisions you make Christmas and Boxing Day prove this.

 

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)

You want to back out of something you committed to, but you are not quite sure how to do so, are you Aquarius. Luckily for you, those involved have already picked up on your feelings and will be making such decisions easy for you. The need to tell others’ secrets on Boxing day must be resisted.

 

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)

Advice you both give and take in the week ahead can help you to shape your life so it is more suited to your needs. It may be Christmas week, but you still seem to have your professional head on and you will be taking steps to shape your career ideas ready for the New Year. A delay on a legal dealing is actually a blessing. Ring now for more on this very memorable time.

 

The Witches Special Yule Edition Continues With Today’s Horoscopes, Rune & Tarot

The Witches Special Yule Edition for 2017

Your Daily Horoscopes, Runes, Tarot & Much More

Embrace the Winter Solstice

The darkest day makes way for the return of light


December 21, 2017 marks the Winter Solstice, which is the official beginning of winter, and the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. But there’s a light at the end of this tunnel — literally! As the temperatures fall throughout the winter, the light grows, representing new hope during a time of darkness.

Ancient solstice festivals were the last big feasts before food became scarce during the harsh winter months. This magical day was celebrated from ancient Rome to China, and by the builders of Stonehenge to the Mayans. In fact, we all remember the Winter Solstice on December 21, 2012, which was the apparent end of the Mayan calendar, causing many to believe the end of the world is coming. Obviously, we’re still here!

Many modern holiday traditions, such as Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s, have their roots in the Winter Solstice celebrations of yesterday. Winter festivals continue today, complete with lights, feasts, dancing and singing, and spending quality time with those we love.

Astrologically, the Winter Solstice marks the moment the Sun — the ruler of the zodiac — moves from adventurous Fire sign Sagittarius to the steady Earth sign of Capricorn. This is the dark night of the year, a day when the Sun appears to stand still. It’s a time for light and laughter, but also deep reflection.

The Sun’s move into steady Capricorn urges us to take some time to look back on 2017 before we make those New Year’s resolutions. What did we do right? What do we wish we’d done differently? Don’t fight the seriousness it brings to the festive holiday season — use it to start 2018 on the right foot! Just make sure to keep some of the Goat’s ambitious energy alive when the Sun makes its next move.

 

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Read Your Winter Solstice Love Horoscopes for Thursday, December

By Maria DeSimone

From Tarot.com

General

General Horoscope

The Sun’s shift into conservative Capricorn at 11:27 am EST marks the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Our energy turns inward to contemplate the magic that occurs in the dark. Subsequently, the Sun hooks up with karmic Saturn, reminding us of our priorities, while a jolly Sun-Jupiter alignment tempts us to run off and play. Ultimately, the truth reigns supreme while the Moon is visiting rational Aquarius.

Aries

Aries Horoscope MAR 21 – APR 19

Taking your place in the outer world seems like the natural thing to do now. You command with an air of authority and you expect others to follow your lead while the Sun is illuminating your 10th House of Public Life. You have no option today but to choose responsibility over independence. Fortunately, you fully appreciate your role in the larger changes and are temporarily willing to set aside your personal battle to play a part in a larger one. Bob Dylan wrote, “A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.”

Taurus

Taurus Horoscope APR 20 – MAY 20

Your goals are simple and straightforward. You want to step so far out of your regular routine today that everything appears sparkling new and different. But your current restlessness doesn’t alter your basic need for consistency, even if you’re being pulled in opposite directions. Ultimately, the Sun’s month-long trek through your 9th House of Journeys highlights the trajectories that take you far from your current circumstances. Tim Fargo wrote, “Until you cross the bridge of your insecurities, you can’t begin to explore your possibilities.”

Gemini

Gemini Horoscope MAY 21 – JUN 20

Your margin of error is quite narrow now, requiring you to make certain that your behavior is right on point. Performance pressure is an excellent motivator, giving you just enough push to prevent you from being lazy. The methodical Sun-Saturn conjunction falls in your 8th House of Transformation, stabilizing your emotions while you experience a complete metamorphosis. Don’t fear failure when change looks so good on you.

Cancer

Cancer Horoscope JUN 21 – JUL 22

You might believe that your positive outlook can turn a stressful day into one filled with fun and games. However, the Sun’s current visit to your 7th House of Relationships shines the spotlight on people who make demands of your time. Unfortunately, altering your attitude will not necessarily change the dynamics of the present situation. Trusting your intuition today could lead you down the scenic route when it’s much wiser to take the shortest one. Honesty saves time.

Leo

Leo Horoscope JUL 23 – AUG 22

There is no escaping the road of hard work that stretches into the future if you want to reach your current goals. Your biggest struggle now may stem from your resistance to pay attention to all the details. You wish you could continue to spontaneously react to each situation as it arises, since your energy shines brightest when you are simply acting in the moment. However, the scope of your current job might be overwhelming if you only look at the big picture. Focus on the most important task first.

Virgo

Virgo Horoscope AUG 23 – SEP 22

Expressing yourself creatively allows you to tap into your artistic potential. You can be incredibly productive these days if you take time to map out your plans. Working from a blueprint makes more sense than winging it when managing all the complicated variables at play. Creating your playbook while the energy unfolds is less than ideal now. As President Thomas Jefferson noted, “I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.”

Libra

Libra Horoscope SEP 23 – OCT 22

Stepping back from activities in the outer world gives you time to formulate a new strategy when dealing with the inconsistent behavior of others. It’s as if overcompensating in one area of your life where you can exercise control will fix the lingering problems somewhere else where your jurisdiction is limited. If it feels like there is too much at stake now, retreat from the center of the storm while you decide what to do next. Declaring a personal timeout offers you the objective distance you need to clear your head.

Scorpio

Scorpio Horoscope OCT 23 – NOV 21

You are caught in an odd predicament today. You are standing at an intersection on the Highway of Life, yet your map doesn’t indicate where each road leads. Unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible to make an informed decision without all the facts at your disposal. You don’t like the idea of standing around and waiting for help to arrive before you commit to one path or another. Thankfully, your sense of immediacy is based on your own fears now rather than actual cues from your environment. Not all those who wander are lost.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius Horoscope NOV 22 – DEC 21

You have many tricks up your sleeve that enable you to sidestep your responsibilities whenever you get the urge to play. However, it’s a whole new story today when an industrious Sun-Saturn conjunction settles into your 2nd House of Money. You understand the connection between self-esteem and abundance; it’s not enough to simply hustle harder to increase your income. You must also do the spiritual work that bolsters your confidence and strengthens your metaphysical foundation. Proceed slowly and build on what you already started, rather than beginning something new.

Capricorn

Capricorn Horoscope DEC 22 – JAN 19

Your dedication to a cause makes you a fierce force once you discover your mission. You feel highly energized now that the willful Sun joins authoritative Saturn in your ambitious sign. People may be overwhelmed with your unrelenting drive to reach your goal, but you won’t back down today. Although establishing yourself as the leader of the pack makes you feel like a winner, it turns everyone else into losers. Your lesson now is the realization that you succeed or fail as a group, not as an individual. Michael Jordan said, “Talent wins games, but teamwork wins championships.”

Aquarius

Aquarius Horoscope JAN 20 – FEB 18

Although you may be pleased with your recent progress, there’s still a long way to go. You wish you were more excited about your future, but there is too much happening today to dream about tomorrow. There are major decisions looming on the horizon while the Sun travels through your 12th House of Destiny. Rather than attempting to make mid-course corrections on your current trajectory, focus your efforts on lightening your load by eliminating unnecessary emotional baggage. The less encumbered you are now, the easier the choices will be to make.

Pisces

Pisces Horoscope FEB 19 – MAR 20

Your interactions with friends and associates may not go as planned today, since you are unwilling to play frivolous games when you have more important matters to manage. You’re particularly serious now because you intuitively know your current actions could make or break your plans. Demonstrating your effectiveness and efficiency on the job is a major contributor to your success. Nevertheless, your support network is an important piece of your overall business strategy and should not be ignored. Listening to their opinions is an act of appreciation

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, December 21

Claire Petulengro

From the Astrology Room

 

ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)
You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note do you Aries. Try to focus on finishing what you have started. This is the best way for you to have a clear mind so you can have the best Christmas possible.
TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)

Try not to play games in love, or you are going to get your fingers burnt. It would be far better for you to speak from the heart and say what you mean. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by what is on offer if you do.

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)
The stars put you back in control of life and love. You no longer feel pressured, but liberated. You are ready, willing and able to take control of your life and all that is going on in it.

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)
The chance to meet up with someone you have not seen in an age proves too good to resist. The only setback is it may involve you having to tell a white lie to those you were supposed to meet.

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)
You have learnt a lot of lessons in the last few weeks, that much is clear. What you have not learnt, is that you are and continue to be a priority. Time spent with extended family answers many questions.

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)
If you’re willing to work hard and even put in a few hours for free, then you are going to win the long term support and admiration of those with the power. An ex is on your mind for all the wrong reasons.

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)
Others will be trying to talk you into doing what they want to do. Stand your ground. You and I know you have spent far too long trying to please everyone else when you should be putting your personal life to the fore.

 

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)
Resist the temptation to stand up for those who are in situations where you don’t yet know the whole story. There may be grey areas you will need to confirm before you can put your reputation on the line.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)
The need to gossip is strong in your chart. Try to recognise how far is too far to go, or you will be angry with yourself this time tomorrow. You’re getting ready for a big confrontation. Good things happen with honest words.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)
Very little is needed to make your life a happy place to be and to make this Christmas a good one. Today you recognise what your goals need to be and put steps into place to mend one of the most important relationships in your life.

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)
Family prove irritating, but it would be worth your while trying to slow your pace and  think about how you can simplify the arrangements with your Christmas. Less is more after the very colourful month you’ve had so far.

 

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)
The way you feel about certain people is changing. You no longer want to be the one who follows the crowd, you want to live the life you were meant to, that of a leader.

 

 

If You Were Born Today, December 21

 

You are exceptionally magnetic, possess a flair for the dramatic, and generally like being at the center of attention. Your charisma is unmistakable, and is one of the ingredients in your recipe for success; the other main ingredients are your determination and talent. You are particularly suited to an acting or teaching position–one that plays up your wonderful ability to inspire others. You remember every little detail about people, and this is very charming! You are a success-oriented person who others often consider to be quite fortunate. Famous people born today: Ray Romano, Jane Fonda, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evert, Kiefer Sutherland, Phil Donahue, Frank Zappa.

Your Birthday Year Forecast:

Your birthday this year occurs shortly after a New Moon, suggesting a time of new beginnings and fresh energy. You are instinctively starting a new phase in your life. It’s time to give your life a makeover and to branch out into the untried.

This can be a year in which you experience important turning points, or you could begin new projects or goals that have a long-term impact on your life.

Transiting Uranus forms a trine to your Sun this year, and exciting (not jarring) changes and new interests characterize this period. It’s easier than usual to express your unique individuality, and if this involves changing careers or jobs, a new love affair, or an entirely new hobby, it’s something that takes you forward into unexplored territory. You are more willing to adapt to new circumstances, ideas, and unfamiliar situations. It’s a good time to join organizations and groups and to attend meetings or social events. You are quick to find creative solutions to problems now. Flexibility is the key to success under this influence.

This is an excellent year in which to advance projects revolving around communications – writing, speaking, selling, and so forth. Your reputation may be enhanced through word of mouth. Making new contacts through learning and mental pursuits figures strongly as well.

However, because Mercury forms a tense aspect with Neptune as well, err on the side of caution if offers arrive that seem too good to be true. Some confusion or possibly deception could arise in communications this year, and you may be skipping important details without even realizing it.

You are imaginative, creative, and communicate warmly and considerately. This is a good time for both teaching and learning, and for expressing feelings. Researching cooking, health, and nutrition can be fruitful now. It’s also a strong time for marketing.

This is a strong year for spirituality and commitment to spiritual or metaphysical goals. Higher learning, mind expansion, or travel can also be in focus and very rewarding.

In your relationships, you may be feeling pleasantly attached, finding it natural and easy to nurture and support people in your life. However, you’re also quite willing to try new ways of relating and you’re more inclined to venture out socially or try new things. You’re in a good position for social meetings and events. You have a taste for the offbeat this year, and this energy can bring sudden or unexpected romance into your life. This may be more of a year of experimenting than committing.

Making connections with others from a different background is likely to figure in the year ahead, or widening your mind through unusual or different experiences can be part of the picture. Generosity and compassion increases and your faith is boosted. You more easily make personal sacrifices for what you believe to be the better good.

Your personality is sparkling this year, which is sure to attract new circumstances and people into your life. This is an excellent year for new ideas and projects. You’re in good shape for staying on track and meeting your responsibilities, but also for tuning into new and progressive ideas. This is also a great period for connecting with people and projects who/that inspire you.

 

2017 is a Number Seven year for you. Ruled by Neptune. This is a year of preparation, chance, and refinement. It is not a time of dramatic changes. Instead, it’s a year when reflection on the past is helpful, and when refinements to your life path should be made. It’s a good year to study and analyze. Unexpected twists to your life story and “chance” meetings are probable. Advice – take stock of your life in order to prepare for more exciting years to come, examine the past and plan for the future, get in touch with your deepest needs and uncover your personal power, don’t strain yourself or actively try to expand.

2018 will be a Number Eight year for you. Ruled by Saturn. This is a year of power and accomplishment. Actively seeking to expand, taking educated risks, and moving forward are highlighted. This is a year of opportunity, particularly in the material and business world, and opportunities need to be seized. It’s generally not a year to find a new love partner, simply because the focus is on the material world and your place in the world. This is a problem-solving year in which you can expect real, tangible results. Advice – take action, plan ahead, seize opportunities.

 

Get A Jump On Tomorrow….

Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, December 22nd

Claire Petulengro, Astrologer

The Astrology Room

 

 

ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)
Are you excited about Christmas Aries? You should be. What you didn’t know last year but do now, is that life is for living and that no one can stop an Aries from doing what they want to do.

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)
Don’t let them tame you Taurus, but work on being the best version of you there can be this Christmas month. Time spent telling tales on others is wasted. Try to work on bringing who you love together for next week.

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun, but that doesn’t mean that you have to do what you don’t want to. Relationships come under the spotlight and you find it possible to make peace with someone from your past.

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)
Unexpected gifts or acts of kindness come your way and you begin to see who is on your side and who has been working against you. Make time for an older face you have been ignoring. They have news you’ll want to hear!

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)
Slow down in relationships my friend, or you are going to end up missing all the fun. If you can pay more attention to the simple things in life, then you will be in with a chance of finding what happiness means.

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)
Try not to hesitate when you are asked questions this week, instead try to speak from the heart. It’s how you will find out who you really are and what you really want.

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)
The stars bring out a more psychic side to your nature and you find it possible to make amends in situations which you were just about ready to give up on. Time spent on facts and figures can save you money and reputation..

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)
Of course it hurts if you lay your heart on the line and it gets stamped on. What you have to realise from here on in though, is that if you place your emotions before those who are not worthy, of course they’ll take advantage.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)
Travel is well starred and any trips you make to see those you love between now and the New Year will be greatly appreciated and enjoyed. Being on time tonight can make all the difference to a yes or no answer.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)
Go slow with new relationships in your life which are taking shape. It would be in your interests to let others speak while you listen. It can show you a way of living which may be a better path for you.

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)
There is a naughty feel to your chart which could well see you saying and doing things that could upset the coming Christmas week. Know how far is too far to go. You’ve worked too hard to fall back now.

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)
There is an immature feel to your chart which could see you saying and doing things just to get a reaction from those who have upset you. Be stronger than that and remember you’re a Pisces. Talking about what you really want today moves mountains.

 

Winter Love Horoscopes 2017-2018

Reveal how your heart will stay warm this winter season…


This winter invites us to get cozy, cuddle up, and reconnect. Two short days before Winter Solstice on December 21, serious Saturn enters structured Capricorn. Even the most independent among us may feel a strong desire to form lasting romantic bonds this season.

For single people, finding a soul mate could become more important than playing the field. Attached couples may grow closer, feeling a renewed determination to build a happy, healthy life together.

Two eclipses will inject magic into this winter season. The first occurs on January 31, when a Lunar Eclipse in Leo invites us to either make up or break up. Many couples will decide to take casual relationships to the next level. Unhappy alliances will go by the wayside, making room for the passion and excitement of true love. On February 15, the Solar Eclipse in Aquarius helps us to radiate love outward to the entire world. Treating strangers with the same kind of care and consideration as our loved ones may be the greatest gift this winter brings.

The stars are poised to bring love, romance, and affection to everyone this season. Our only job is to receive these blessings with joy and gratitude. To discover how your sign will be specifically blessed, read on…

Aries Horoscope (March 21 – April 19)

Ambitious Saturn moves into your career sector on December 19, shortly before the Winter Solstice. While achieving new professional heights will become increasingly important, you shouldn’t neglect your personal life during your climb to the top.

If you’re looking for love, you could find it at a glamorous party on or around January 16 when the New Moon in Capricorn helps you make a fabulous entrance. All eyes will be on you during this magical day. If you’re in a relationship, you’ll be very proud of your partner’s appearance; the two of you can establish your reputation as a power couple at this event.

The Lunar Eclipse on January 31 may mark a turning point in your relationship. Getting engaged or married is a distinct possibility. Alluring Venus enters your sign on March 6, helping you to turn heads wherever you go as winter melts into spring.

Taurus Horoscope (April 20 – May 20)

Winter can be a season of tremendous personal accomplishment for you. Determined Saturn moves into your higher education sector on December 19, right before the Winter Solstice. Earning an advanced degree, landing a teaching job at an impressive learning institution, or publishing a book are among the possibilities.

Your willingness to expand your horizons could put you on the path to romance. Venus, your ruling planet, enters accomplished Capricorn on December 25, making you attractive to those who admire your impressive creative talent. Do you already have a partner? Your other half may give you a beautiful token of their esteem over the holidays, drawing you closer together than ever before.

Expansive Jupiter goes retrograde in your partnership sector on March 8, inviting attached couples to return to the early days of courtship. If you’re single, a lost love could make their way back into your life, ending winter happily.

Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – June 20)

This winter invites you to get serious about your love life. The action begins a few days before the Winter Solstice, when dedicated Saturn moves into your intimacy sector on December 19. Instead of looking to hook up, you might give serious thought to settling down. Are you in a relationship? Things that once irritated you about your partner may become endearing. By the time Venus enters sensual Capricorn on December 25, it may be impossible to keep your hands off each other.

If you’re looking for love, you could find it on January 16, when the New Moon in Capricorn may cause you to cross paths with an accomplished individual. You’ll admit their dry wit, style, and old-world manners, while they’ll appreciate your humorous repartee.

On January 26, passionate Mars enters your partnership sector, making it easy to go after who you want. Be crystal clear about your desires this winter.

Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – July 22)

Your love life will assume an increasing importance this winter, when dedicated Saturn moves into your partnership sector on December 19, a few days before Winter Solstice. If you have a partner, you could grow closer than ever, serving as each other’s support system. Are you single? You could meet your soul mate, possibly through a professional organization or work-related event.

A Full Moon in your sign on January 1 kicks off 2018 in a romantic way, showing off your tender heart, goofy sense of humor, and fabulous creativity in an incredible way. If you don’t have a partner, you could find one at a cultural, religious, or artistic event. Are you dating someone special? The New Moon in Capricorn on January 16 is perfect for getting engaged or married.

February 15 could mark an exciting turning point in an intimate relationship. That’s when the Solar Eclipse allows you to express heartfelt desires to your partner.

Leo Horoscope (July 23 – Aug. 22)

This winter beckons you to make some big changes to your personal life, starting with your health. Strict Saturn moves into your health sector on December 19, a few days before the Winter Solstice. Nourishing food, a regular exercise routine, and plenty of sleep will make you look and feel terrific, helping you attract the love you desire.

Pay special attention to the days surrounding January 31, when a Lunar Eclipse in your sign allows you to break a habit that no longer serves you. If you’re in a relationship, the desire for your partner could come soaring back. Are you single? You might be inspired to court an adventurous love interest who makes you laugh.

The Solar Eclipse on February 15 is the romantic highlight of the season. Getting engaged or married is a distinct possibility. Do you have a partner? The two of you could enjoy an unusual trip together.

Virgo Horoscope (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

This winter, serious Saturn begins its journey through your romance sector. If you’re single, you may become much more discerning about your love life, choosing only to spend your time with people who truly excite you. Do you have a partner? You might decide to spend more quality time on your relationship, rather than pouring all your energy into work.

The New Moon in Capricorn on January 16 could prompt you to embark on a romance with an accomplished person who is tasteful, gracious, and attractive. On February 18, the Sun moves into your partnership sector, turning you into a virtual love magnet.

The romantic trend continues through the following month, when a Full Moon in your sign illuminates your finest qualities on March 1. An admirer should be very attentive on this magical day. Getting engaged or married is a distinct possibility on March 17, when the New Moon in Pisces energizes your partnership sector.

Libra Horoscope (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

Establishing a happy home life may be your first order of business this winter, when secure Saturn moves into your domestic sector on December 19, shortly before Winter Solstice. If you’re in a relationship, you and your partner may put a down payment on your dream home near December 25, when gracious Venus helps you find a place you both adore.

If you’re looking for love, you could fall head over heels for someone who is unlike anyone you’ve ever dated before on February 15. That’s when a Solar Eclipse electrifies your romance sector. Anyone who has a partner might feel like they’re enjoying a second honeymoon on this day of exciting surprises.

Alluring Venus moves into your partnership sector on March 6, drawing you close to someone who seems to complete you. Obey an impulse to do something special for the object of your affection on this day.

Scorpio Horoscope (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

This winter finds you adopting a serious outlook due to somber Saturn’s move into your communication sector on December 19, shortly before Winter Solstice. Instead of joking around with potential love interests, you’ll seek to make a meaningful connection with someone special. If you already have a partner, look to them to remind you of the sunny side of life.

The Full Moon in Cancer on January 1 could find you returning from a romantic trip that gives you a new lease on life. A conjunction between passionate Mars and expansive Jupiter on January 6 may prompt you to win someone’s heart or heat up your love life. Let yourself be guided by your sensual side on this powerful day.

Loving Venus moves into your romance sector from February 10 through March 6, prompting you to spend lots of time with a tender-hearted person who brings out your protective side.

Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

This winter invites you to get serious about what and whom you prize. Dedicated Saturn moves into your values sectors on December 19, just two days before the Winter Solstice. Instead of treating love as a game, you’ll begin viewing it as a building block to happiness.

Embarking on a relationship with someone who shares your principles will be gratifying, not confining. If you already have a partner, it’s time to come together and discuss your mutual goals. Working toward a dream together will strengthen your bond as the season continues.

Astonishing Uranus will move direct in your romance sector on January 2, creating exciting surprises in your love life. You might completely fall for someone you just met or find a renewed passion for your partner. Alluring Venus moves into your romance sector on March 6, turning you into a virtual love magnet.

Capricorn Horoscope (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

Your life will undergo a big change this winter when Saturn, your ruling planet, moves into your image sector on December 19, just before the Winter Solstice. It will be easy to command respect this season, attracting romantic prospects who admire your accomplishments. If you’re looking for love, you could find it with someone who shares your interest in building a prosperous life together. Do you already have a partner? You’ll rededicate yourselves to realizing your mutual dreams.

On January 1, the Full Moon in Cancer could find you returning from a wonderfully romantic trip. Visiting a beautiful seaside resort will have either put you on the path of love or reignite your passion for your soul mate.

A New Moon in your sign on January 16 is perfect for undergoing a makeover that will attract admiring glances wherever you go. Because of your new look, your popularity could soar during the remaining weeks of winter.

Aquarius Horoscope (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

Instead of putting so much emphasis on your social life, you may decide to embark on an intimate relationship with someone who understands you. If you already have a partner, you and your other half may decide to adopt a lower profile from now until spring, spending quiet evenings at home instead of making the round of parties.

Between January 17 and February 10, attractive Venus will tour your image house, luring admirers like a flower draws bees. On January 31, a Lunar Eclipse in Leo may prompt you to end a relationship that no longer works. Alternately, it could be the catalyst to take a romance to the next level by getting engaged or married.

The Solar Eclipse on February 15 gives you an added dose of charisma, allowing you to win the heart of anyone you desire.

Pisces Horoscope (Feb. 19 – March 20)

Ambitious Saturn enters your friendship sector on December 19, a short time before the Winter Solstice. Your social circle could be a great source of comfort and strength this season. If you’ve been thinking about steering a platonic relationship into romantic waters, follow this instinct. Do you have a partner? You’ll come together to realize a lofty dream you’ve had for a long time.

On January 1, the Full Moon in Cancer could find you getting engaged or married. Taking a romance to the next level will make you feel like you’re walking on air. Enticing Venus moves through your sign from February 10 through March 6, allowing you to twist a love interest around your little finger.

A New Moon rises in your sign on March 17, emphasizing all your strengths and downplaying your faults. If you’re looking for love, you’ll easily find it with someone who admires your creative work.

 

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Tarot Card of the Day

Ten of Wands


This suit, most often called “Wands” and sometimes called “Rods” or “Staves,” represents initiative, ambition, drive and desire. This is the suit of enterprise and risk-taking.

The Ten of this suit represents an all-out effort, an obsessive commitment to a task which demands everything you’ve got. The person shown in decks with pictures is in no position to rest until he makes it inside the stout walls of the well-defended castle in the distance. If he fails, he will become prey for the highway robbers after dark.

It doesn’t matter that he’s overloaded and underfed. With this card, you have to do whatever it takes to get to completion — nothing can be allowed to interfere.

 

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Tarot Love Card of the Day

The Emperor


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Emperor card has selected you to let you know that you sow seeds of better things and more fulfilling times ahead. Give yourself permission to reach out for more, especially if you are dissatisfied. You create a solid foundation, built on a sense of higher purpose. If your current relationship suffers from stress, today let tender actions reveal what you may be unable to put into words. Rebuild, from the ground up.

 

Erotic Tarot Card of the Day

The Pope


The Pope represents pure masculine energy, and even if you’re female you’re going to be identifying more with your male counterparts today. The Pope shows you that coming to terms with past mistakes and taking responsibility for them in the present eases sexual tension, so let go of the past to free yourself from your inhibitions. You actually have quite the skill set when it comes to making sexual moves, but waiting until the time is right before taking the plunge can be a real turn-on. Let the anticipation build until you can’t take it anymore!

Psychic Tip of the Day

TWO DREAMING

This is a great day for the two of you to begin again. Discuss your plans for the year ahead and grow together as you plan your growth. Are you excited about the future?

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Your Daily Rune For

Isa

“Iss-ah” – Literally: “Ice” – Esoteric: Stasis, Stillness

Rune of concentration of things in a static or frozen state. Rune of stillness and the Ego-Self.

Psi:
mental faculties, focus, ego, self-image/self-identity

Energy:
stillness, contraction, stasis

Mundane: cold, self-preservation, harsh reality

Divinations: Concentrated self, ego-consciousness, self-control, unity of being; or egomania, dullness, blindness, dissipation, immobility, self-centeredness, lack of change, psychopathy.

Governs:

Development of concentration, will and focus
Halting of unwanted dynamic forces as an act of self-defense (ard against demonic influences)
Basic ego integration within a balanced multiversal system
Power of control and constraint over other wights (entities), emotional outbursts
Focus of the will into single-minded action

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Your Animal Spirit for Today

Wolf

Wolf can survive either as a loner or as part of a pack, and he howls to remind you that you have to balance the needs of others with the needs of the self. If you’re giving yourself away to your own detriment, you are living in opposition to Wolf medicine. Return to balance—and begin feeding your emotions, your mind, and your body.

 

 

Your Karmic Number for

You are a natural leader today. People will look to you to clear a path for them to follow. You may be asked to take the reins of a project or situation because of your ability to listen and provide clear communication. Don’t be shy or doubt your abilities – you have unique talent that only your own self-doubt can hide. Abundance flows to you when you step into the role of leading others. If you aren’t offered an opportunity, look for one as a volunteer or even start writing a blog.

 

 

Crack the Cookie

 

 

 

The Wisdom of Buddha

It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.

 

 

 

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Your Daily Witches Digest for Tuesday, December 5th (Tarot Cards, Runes & Much More)

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Your Daily Witches Digest for Tuesday, December 5th

(Tarot Cards, Runes & Much More)

Tarot Card of the Day

Seven of Wind


The Seven of this suit typically refers to mental preparedness, acquired through the use of imagination, including the rehearsing and visualizing of desired results. This card represents the positive mental habits of a natural winner. The image most often associated with this card is that of a canny warrior who has infiltrated into the enemy camp on the eve of a fateful battle, checking out their preparations and stealing their swords. Such a move is guaranteed to demoralize the enemy and undermine their performance in the upcoming confrontation.

Putting it in modern terms, one who draws this card needs to work smarter, not harder. Think long and deep, study all the angles and put yourself in the shoes of your competition. As a result, you will have such a thorough grasp of the whole situation that there will be no surprises — and no excuses for anything but success. Skillful preparation justifies the optimism of the natural winner.

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Weekly Tarot card for December 1-7

Six of Pentacles reversed


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s this card again! We saw the Six of Pentacles last month as well, and it does seem that some of the lessons or struggles present in November are still with us currently. This is not unexpected. November marked the start of a chain of busy holidays; this year a number of stores where I live started merchandising for Christmas even before Halloween, and now are in full-swing with decorations and many additional products. In our spread, we have the Six of Pentacles positioned in reverse, which seems in direct alignment with this month’s theme card. I can’t help thinking about the fine line between holiday spirit and holiday pressure — pressure to find the perfect present for everyone on my list, pressure to get everything done on time… By some people’s standards, I’m already late if I’m still doing my holiday shopping now! And as noted above, if you’re operating on a budget, and many of us are, including everyone you care about and finding just the right thing for each of them can be tough.

When this card is reversed, it often indicates mishandling of resources, so I’m taking its appearance here as a warning. What sort of creative solutions might we find to honor those we love with clever gifts that don’t have to drain our resources? Last month’s appearance of this card asked us to think about different ways we could serve others. Generosity does not have to be financial, even though Pentacles are the suit of tangible concerns. There are many ways to show love. We can give others our time and energy to help improve the quality of their tangible existence. We can use our time and skills to make something for loved ones. People often say that it’s the thought that counts, but this is usually meant to excuse a lack of effort. If we put care into what we make, these gifts will be seen as both thoughtful AND enjoyable.

This card in reverse can also suggest greed, but in the current context, I would interpret that a little differently. Pressure to perform as expected can cause many of us to withdraw. I sense fear of a sort in this card, too. Perhaps we fear that others will not return our efforts of generosity. Giving to get or giving only because we received is a strangely deceptive cycle. Overall, this card is a reminder that how we treat others is important. A balance of the material and spiritual is essential for our well-being, and the act of giving supports that balance.

Considerations for the reversed Six of Pentacles:

1. What actions by others make you feel loved?
2. How do you typically show your love for others?
3. Think about those closest to you, people you would want to demonstrate your care for with a gift of some sort. What do you think makes each of them feel loved? How could you tailor your gift to match this?

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How to Do a Serenity Tarot Reading

A Tarot spread to help you heal and find inner peace


The famous singer Marvin Gaye once said, “If you cannot find peace within yourself, you’ll never find it anywhere else.” How true this is! Unfortunately, sometimes it seems as if life gets in the way, and achieving tranquility is harder than it should be. Are you struggling with overcoming grief, feeling bombarded by the negativity in the news, or managing some kind of internal conflict? This 6-card do-it-yourself Serenity Tarot spread shows you exactly what you need to do to clear out the emotional clutter, and put yourself back onto a more positive path. Keep reading to see how YOU can use this spread to heal.

Position 1: Foundation card

Heart of the issue

The first card of this reading takes a look at what’s really at the center of your suffering. While it’s usually pretty easy to identify how we’re feeling, sometimes we don’t know why we’re feeling the way we do. When pulling this card, make sure to sit and focus on the emotions you’re experiencing at that moment. Allow yourself to fully embrace what it is that’s going on in your head and heart. Think of this card as putting the spotlight on the darkness you’re experiencing right now.

Position 2: Barrier card

What is blocking you from healing?

The path to healing is not a straight line. The Barrier Card will help you see what it is that has been preventing you from finding the inner peace you need. Sometimes these stumbling blocks come from outside influences, and sometimes the struggle is coming from within. The message you receive from this card will allow you to confront — and deal with — what has been stopping you from finding inner peace.

Position 3: Healing card

Advice on how to move forward

When we’re swimming in an ocean of emotion, it’s not always easy to see what it is we need to do to feel good again. The third card in this spread takes a look at your situation and gives you the practical insight and advice needed to help soothe any anxiety or uncertainty you’re feeling. Think of the Healing Card as your own personal counselor, helping guide you towards a better future.

Position 4: External card

What you can do to help others

In dark times it is not only we who are hurting — others around us may be as well. We all have an internal light that acts as a beacon of hope no matter how dark these times may seem, and your External Card helps you see what this special gift is. Is your higher power that you act as a pillar of strength? Or, is it your unwavering compassion for those suffering around you?

Position 5: Internal card

What you can do to help yourself

The Tarot is known for its ability to empower us, and there is nothing more empowering than learning that everything you need to be happy is already inside of you. Think of your fifth card as your “self” card, one that shines a spotlight on your greatest source of inner strength. The insight revealed in this position will show you that not only is healing is possible, but that you already have what it takes to get there.

Position 6: Revelation card

Lessons you can learn from this situation

While it may not seem like it at the time, there is always a silver lining in times of adversity. Not only can our suffering teach us important lessons about life, but it can also teach us important lessons about ourselves. Think of your Revelation Card as a glimpse into your future — a future where you’re stronger and wiser for having gone through this situation.

No matter what it is you’re dealing with right now, this simple 6-card Tarot reading can help guide you towards a happier, brighter tomorrow. Are you ready to get started? Take a deep breath, shuffle the cards, and let the power of the Tarot guide you now.

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Your Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for Today

Lust



While similar to classic Tarot’s Strength card, Lust goes a step further by suggesting we should enjoy the pleasures of exercising our strengths, sating our passions, and embracing that which allows one to express the majesty of their unique self. The lust this card indicates is not purely sexual, but at its most basic this lust is a primal desire to experience life to the fullest degree possible while taming our more beastly side. Lust implies that we not fight with our base instincts, but rather that we accept and manage and nourish them as an essential aspect of maintaining a balanced, complete self.

 

 

Your Weekly Influences for December 4th

 

Tarot Influence

The Hanged Man Reversed

The reversed Hanged Man represents a preoccupation with the worldly and wasted energy. This is the card of false prophecy and time wasted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astrological Influence

Taurus

With The Bull comes strength, loyalty and determination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Element Influence

Fire Reversed

Fire reversed denotes calamity that may be on a catastrophic level. Prepare to deal with changes you do not want.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today

The Green Man

Where the Green Man appears the mystery and untamed energy of nature abounds. The Green Man indicates the presence of choices and powers that have not been muted by civilization. The Green Man represents the antithesis of technology and industrialization. He offers primal energies veiled in mystery and derived from the spirit of nature in its purest form.

As a daily card, The Green Man indicates you are in a place where you will be well served by exploring your place in the natural world. At the moment the wisdom that will serve you best cannot be found in books or on talk shows or extracted from today’s headlines. What’s called for is an affirmation of your place in the natural world.

Psychic Tip of the Day

UNCOVERED
You are confronted by a misunderstanding that you might have used to your advantage. Someone is not as forgiving this time. Are you discovering a new set of facts?

 

Witches Rune for the Day

 

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 Elder Futhark Rune for Today

Save

 

Your Animal Spirit Guide for Today

 

Crack the Cookie

 

The Wisdom of Buddha

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.

 

Your Earth Sky News for December 5th: Moon and Gemini

On December 4 and 5, 2017, a full-looking moon shines in front of the constellation Gemini the Twins, the radiant of the upcoming Geminid meteor shower. The Geminids are an annual shower, active from early to middle December. In 2017, the shower is expected to peak around December 12 and 13. Still, you might see a Geminid meteor or two tonight, despite tonight’s drenching moonlight.

Also, Gemini’s brightest stars, Castor and Pollux, will likely withstand tonight’s moonlit glare, as seen from most places.

If you can, pick out the star Castor. It’s near the radiant point of the Geminid meteor shower.

Look for the moon and Gemini stars to rise over your eastern horizon by mid-evening at mid-northern latitudes (and at a later hour from the Southern Hemisphere). Click here for recommended almanacs that’ll tell you the rising time of the moon in your sky. And to find out the rising times for Castor and Pollux (and other bright stars), click here.

The moon turned full on December 3, at 15:47 UTC; translate to your time zone. Converting UTC to U.S. time zones, that put the instant of the full moon at 10:47 a.m. EST, 9:47 a.m. CST, 8:47 a.m. MST and 7:47 a.m. PST on December 3. By the time you are reading this, full moon will likely have passed. Even so, the moon will look plenty full tonight, as it shines from early evening December 4 until dawn December 5.

There’s another way to find the constellation Gemini, once the moon moves on. Are you familiar with Orion the Hunter, the gem of all constellations? If so, you can star-hop from Orion to the constellation Gemini on a dark, moonless night. As depicted in the sky chart below, draw an imaginary line from Mintaka, the westernmost star of Orion’s Belt, through the bright ruddy star Betelgeuse.

At mid-northern latitudes, Orion and Gemnini rise at approximately the same time. At more southerly latitudes, like those in the Southern Hemisphere, Orion rises before Gemini. But no matter where you live worldwide – once the moon has moved to another part of the sky – Orion can serve as your ticket to locating the constellation Gemini the Twins.

Bottom line: The December 4, 2017 moon is in front of the constellation Gemini. Star-hop to Castor and Pollux – Gemini’s brightest stars – on this moonlit night. The star Castor is near the radiant point of the annual Geminid meteor shower.

 

A Little Humor for Your Day

And Goddess Made Dogs & Cats


Man said, “Goddess, when I was in the garden, you walked with me every day. Now I do not see you anymore. I am lonesome here, and it is difficult for me to remember how much you love me.”

And the Goddess said, “No problem! I will create a companion for you that will be with you forever, who will be a reflection of my love for you, so that you will love me even when you cannot see me. Regardless of how selfish or childish or unlovable you may be at times, this new companion will accept you as you are and will love you as I do, in spite of yourself.”

And the Goddess created a new animal to be a companion for Man. And it was a good animal. And the Goddess was pleased. And the new animal was pleased to be with Man, and he wagged his tail a lot.

And Man said, “Goddess, I have already named all the animals on your Earth. I cannot think of a name for this new animal.”

And the Goddess said, “No problem! Because I have created this new animal to be a reflection of my love for you, his name will be a partial reflection of my own name, and you will call him DOG.”

And DOG lived with Man, was a companion to him, and loved him. And DOG was beside Man, all the day long. And Man was comforted. And the Goddess was pleased. And DOG was content and wagged his tail.

After a while, it came to pass that Man’s spirit guide came to the Goddess and said, “Mother, Man has become filled with pride. He struts and preens like a peacock, and he believes he is worthy of adoration. DOG has indeed taught him that he is loved, but perhaps too well.”

And the Goddess said, “No problem! I will create for him a companion who will be with him forever, who will see him as he is. The companion will remind him of his limitations, so he will know that he is not always worthy of adoration.”

And the Goddess created CAT to be a companion to Man.

And CAT would not obey Man. And CAT would love Man when CAT chose to love Man, and not when Man chose CAT to share affection.

And when Man gazed into CAT’s eyes, he was reminded that he was not the supreme being. And Man learned humility.

And the Goddess was pleased. And Man was greatly improved. And DOG was happy, and wagged his tail.

EagleStar, Author

Originally published on Pagan Library

 

 

Alright, let’s see if we can find some Yule Spirit!

I know it is around here somewhere???

The Witches Digest for Wednesday, November 29th (Daily Horoscopes & Divination)

Autumn Fairy

The Witches Digest for Wednesday, November 29th

(Daily Horoscopes & Divination)

 

Full Moon in Gemini: A Kaleidoscope of Dreams

Read your sign’s horoscope for the Full Moon in Gemini


The surreal winds of the Gemini Full Moon on December 3, 2017, oppose the idealistic rays of the Sagittarius Sun, sparking burning curiosities, fickle flirtations, and endless conversations. The cosmic noise factor is amplified by Mercury turning retrograde the same day, leaving everyone a bit dazed and confused for the next three weeks. Also during this Full Moon, a blurry Moon-Neptune square plus a fuzzy Jupiter-Neptune trine magnify dreams, adding a wide-angle distortion filter to the picture; it’s almost impossible to see the truth even when it is staring back at you. This is a metaphysical showdown — facts vs. beliefs, spiritual vs. superficial, and clarity vs. illusion. Dancing with a myriad of dualities can be an entertaining and enlightening experience if emotional flexibility, mental agility, and a swift wit are always within reach.

Time warp

Time travel may seem like a viable option while the Gemini Full Moon lights up the galaxy, and mystical Neptune weaves enchanting threads from the past, present, and future into a cosmic tapestry where memories intersect with dreams. Mental Mercury’s standstill during this busy Full Moon tosses a monkey wrench into an already overpacked calendar, warning you to doublecheck packages and plans as you prepare for the holidays ahead. Alleviate Mercury’s distracting influence by exercising the retrograde remedies of discernment, discretion, and discipline. Observing the “rule of re” allows you to harness the true power of this often-misaligned planetary cycle. Steer clear of new business while you realign your priorities, reassess your finances, re-evaluate your relationships, review your achievements, reconnect with friends, and recommit to your dreams. Personalize this list to fit your needs and you will have a master plan for conquering the extra stress of this holiday season.

Infinite realities

This perpetually curious Gemini Full Moon casts variety as the spice of life and a plethora of possibilities sparkle in its illuminating light. Talking seems to be all the rage with everyone having their own cause to promote or philosophy to espouse, but it all starts to sound like radio static if everyone is speaking at once. Repeating past stories or forgetting significant details is pretty much guaranteed now, but the distraction ratio is off the charts so it’s easy to overlook mistakes. Resist the temptation to fill up the space with lots of words if your message is tired or of little substance. Exercise your creativity by adding an intelligent voice to the debate. Tap into your spiritual side for new answers to old questions.

Neptune, the planet of magic and illusion, squares off with this flighty Gemini Full Moon, prompting you to wonder what is real and what is imagined. Permissive Jupiter’s presence in the picture encourages you to explore your world with relish and abandon, but extreme measures must be taken in moderation. Embarking on an adventure is a logistical nightmare now, but you can travel anywhere you wish in your mind. Stepping out into the great wide open may feel frightening at first — which is why so many reach for an easy escape. Resist the temptation to give in to your fears and stretch your spiritual muscles, instead. All that glitters isn’t gold but your dreams are a priceless resource. With so many worldly distractions at your feet, consciously choosing a path of enlightenment sets an inspiring example. Experiment with the concept that energy flows where attention goes by centering your focus on what matters most. Your imagination is the doorway to your heart.

Full Moon Tools

 

Tarot Card of this Full Moon:

Knight of Swords 

Mischievous Mercury plays a starring role in this Gemini Full Moon feature film. The Greek god Hermes (pictured in this Knight of Swords from the Winged Spirit deck) was later named Mercury by the Romans. The winged messenger is the original superhero, shuttling messages between the material world and other dimensions. The fearless Knight’s love of adventure and pursuit of knowledge correspon with the idealism of the Sagittarius Sun. Be courageous and clever as you expand your mental, physical, and spiritual horizons.

Crystals for this Full Moon:

Ametrine (pictured): a combination quartz containing amethyst and citrine. This sweet stone alleviates stress, clears mental fog, offers spiritual clarity, sharpens intuition, enhances learning, and unleashes creativity

Clear apophyllite: boosts brain power, encourages truth-telling, facilitates journeys, fosters inter-dimensional communication, and strengthens the connection to one’s higher self

Watermelon tourmaline: instills patience, assists one in expressing intentions clearly, cultivates serenity and synchronicity, and shifts the consciousness from the brain to the heart


This inquisitive Gemini Full Moon stretches your mental agility, emotional flexibility, and spiritual limits. How far are you willing to go? Read your sign’s horoscope now…

Aries Horoscope (March 21 – April 19)

The temptation to share every bright idea is strong, but sometimes a plan takes on a life of its own once it is under the light of public scrutiny. You can talk all you want but most folks are going to tune out and just nod their heads while you run your mouth. Your enthusiasm is palpable, but your thoughts are scattered all over the map near this Full Moon in Gemini. Consider a solo expedition or choose someone who is truly invested in your dreams to accompany you on a spiritual adventure. A deep well of compassion and a powerful connection to the divine are two of the many treasures you might discover if you are willing to explore the trails of your own imagination.

Taurus Horoscope (April 20 – May 20)

The noise of the holiday season is amplified by everyone’s expectations, and clear communication is essential if you want to maintain relationship harmony around this Full Moon. You may think an epic shopping spree is mandatory now, so you can shower gifts on your loved ones and impress them with your generosity. Or you might get lost in a fairytale left over from your childhood as you follow the crowd in pursuit of your happily-ever-after. There’s nothing wrong with wandering around in a dream as long as you remember what is real and what is fantasy when you wake up.

Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – June 20)

A familiar call for freedom rings in your head as you find yourself overbooked, overcommitted, and overwhelmed at this Full Moon in your sign. Old patterns of filling every inch of your mental bandwidth with a thousand distractions are keeping you from working more efficiently, both in your personal and professional spheres. Your charm is tough to resist as you flirt without even trying, but re-evaluating your priorities may mean you don’t lead anyone on in the process. Objectivity is your saving grace, but it’s nowhere to be found now as you wear your dreams on your sleeve for the whole world to see. Follow your heart but don’t leave home without your common sense.

Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – July 22)

Your dreams might be keeping you up at night as you replay your joys and your regrets, leaving you slightly sleep-deprived and extremely sensitive during the waking hours. Paranoia could creep in as you rush around trying to catch up on a long list of chores, and you may start to fear that people are hiding critical facts from you. The truth is you are the one with the big secrets now, and you are not obligated to share them until you are ready. Translate the symbols of your imagination into your next creative masterpiece.

Leo Horoscope (July 23 – Aug. 22)

Your charisma lights up the stage, and others are drawn to you like moths to a flame. You cherish your position in the community and rarely disappoint your adoring fans. Naturally, you aim to please your audience, but you are afraid of missing your private meeting with your muse if you get lost in the crowd now. Fulfilling the expectations of others can be a seductive trap, limiting you from releasing your true potential. Create for the sole sake of passionate self-expression and set your soul on fire.

Virgo Horoscope (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

You wish you could merge your personal and your professional worlds for the sake of productivity, but not everyone is on the same page near this Full Moon in Gemini. A fog of confusion permeates the atmosphere and you may find it easier to talk to strangers than friends. An overall lack of clarity regarding your most important relationships might even have you wondering who you can trust. Turn off the endless mental chatter and reassess your priorities with an objective eye. Expecting perfection sends you down a path of disillusion and disappointment. Find your center and your faith in people will return.

Libra Horoscope (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

The urge to escape the holiday hustle is irresistible and you’re packing your bags before you even know your destination. It’s easy as pie to convince yourself that you deserve a break, even if it’s just a working vacation or a change of scenery. Truth be told your daily routine is stale and overdue for a healthy rearrangement. Stretching your mental and physical boundaries empowers you to thrive in your immediate environment and act as a positive inspiration for everyone around you. Spell out your intentions to keep confusion to a minimum, but don’t expect immediate validation for your life choices. All you can really do is listen to your heart.

Scorpio Horoscope (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

The safe thing to do is to smile and keep moving now; but real growth is only possible if you shut out the external interference and push past the internal remnants of resistance regarding the topic of intimacy. Flirting is more fun than fighting, and skating around a relationship conversation might be your first preference near this Full Moon. However, sinking into your vulnerability invites more meaningful interactions where hearts and minds connect on a new playing field. Your imagination is operating on overdrive, tricking you into thinking your dreams are real. Interdimensional dancing isn’t for everyone, but you are in your element as you search for your next source of inspiration. A word of warning: If you start to believe you are a character in your creation, you may need to call for assistance.

Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

The dichotomy of independence versus relationship is palpable as you struggle to find the right balance between freedom and commitment. Mixing and mingling is impossible to avoid near this holiday Full Moon, and why would you evade the spotlight when you are loved everywhere you go? But all the superficial chit-chat and flirtatious banter can leave you feeling bittersweet when you are secretly craving a deeper connection with yourself. Give the gift of self-love by taking the time to figure out what your heart truly wants. Honoring your needs encourages others to do the same. The roots of compassion start within.

Capricorn Horoscope (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

You may go through the motions of performing your regular routine, but it is clearly obvious that your mind is not on the work at hand. Your family and friends do their best to keep you grounded, but your brain continues to run a full-length film of epic proportions in your imagination. Mistakes and misunderstandings happen when your head isn’t in the game. The truth is, the more you try to drown out this cosmic distraction with pragmatism and chores, the louder and bigger it gets. Stop pretending everything is normal and your perspective will start to take a philosophical turn. Meandering down a spiritual path allows you to discover treasure beyond your wildest dreams.

Aquarius Horoscope (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

Opportunities are knocking on every door around this Full Moon, but you can only answer so many at once. Knowing when to say no is critical now, but knowing when to say yes is even more important when it comes to love affairs or creative pursuits. Romance is on your mind, but commitment isn’t; be clear about your intentions right from the start. A foot-loose and fancy-free lifestyle might be loads of fun now, but it can also keep your heart from getting invested. Overindulgence and overexpansion may send you wandering down the wrong path if you’re unwilling to follow your moral compass. Choose quality over quantity and meaningful over more.

Pisces Horoscope (Feb. 19 – March 20)

You are experiencing the cosmic-twin energy in a very personal way as one half of you wants to remain curled up at home watching your fantasies, while the other half of you thrives on being needed at work or in the community. An irrepressible yearning for variety may clash with previously scheduled commitments, but fun can be found in cleverly rearranging your plans to accommodate fickle tastes and inquiring minds. You delight in making others smile, but in the process of spreading glee your feelings might get misplaced in all the glitter and lights. Give yourself the gift of solitude when your heart requests it.

Content written by Morgan Friday

Part of the Daily Insight Group ©2017

Your Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, November 29th

 

Aries

Aries
Aries

The Moon in your sign brings attention your way, dear Aries, and allows you to express yourself more spontaneously. Even so, it can also bring out your impatience, especially with Mars, your ruler, in challenging aspect with Chiron and approaching an opposition with Uranus. The next couple of days can be a little tense, particularly in close relationships. You can be impatient with diffidence or indirectness. Today, there can be a tendency to push when someone backs away or to retreat when someone pushes you. This is not an intentional game, but rather a reflection of uncertainty about what you want. It’s not the best time for healthy relating patterns so you might consider that even though you crave company more than usual these days, you might need some personal space right now.

Taurus

Taurus
Taurus

You’re in a retiring mood again today, dear Taurus, or perhaps a little emotionally distant. There can be quite a few distractions, however, and a general lack of direction, so that it’s better to avoid detail-oriented work or activities, if possible. This way, dreamy states of mind can serve as pleasing detours from the strains, pressures, or monotony of daily life. However, try not to sign anything or commit yourself to what appear to be amazing plans now, as they may turn out to be impractical ventures down the road. This is not the time to get clear answers from others, and perhaps even yourself, as motivation levels may be temporarily down. If there’s been unrest at work or in your personal life, the next two days can see you pushed to deal with it.

Gemini

Gemini
Gemini

You’re seeking out pleasant company again today, Gemini, but there can be some tension brewing in your social life. If so, it’s likely to reach a head tomorrow or the next. For now, feeling a little off may be the first sign. You might struggle with a decision, as there is a sense that you need to give something up in order to gain something else. There might also be a dilemma between responsibility and pleasure today. Do your best to relax so that you can envision things more clearly and weigh the pros and cons. This way, you’ll more readily come to a compromise rather than an extreme. A relaxed attitude is essential now, not only for yourself but with others as well. Pushing can lead to mistakes or social blunders today.

Cancer

Cancer
Cancer

With the Moon at the top of your solar chart, you can feel some pressure to do your best, dear Cancer. You’re aware of extra pairs of eyes looking your way with the Moon in this highly visible part of your chart! There can be some tensions brewing between your personal and public or professional lives which can reach a head tomorrow. For now, hints are happening around you, so take notes! Mars and Chiron in an awkward angle can stimulate a subtle feeling of imbalance, and you can feel at once pressured to make decisions revolving around family or your personal life and confused about your next step. You are definitely not in the mood to be pushed or prodded. Hesitation and doubt are not bad words – sometimes they are necessary delays that allow ourselves to catch up with what’s going on around us, and this may be what’s happening now.

Leo

Leo
Leo

You’re once again seeking out-of-the-ordinary activities and experiences today, dear Leo, even if this merely happens on the mental plane. However, there can be tension brewing regarding differences of opinion or about having too much on your plate. While this is likely to reach a head tomorrow, today you can sense some unrest. In fact, essential clues and hints may drop now that better prepare you for any standoffs or big revelations that might occur later. Financial or intimate matters can be confusing or worrisome, or you may be at a loss at how to broach a tricky subject. Not knowing where you stand in these areas of life may be subtly undermining your current interests and projects.

Virgo

Virgo
Virgo

Tensions with money, ownership, or workload and shared responsibilities are mounting now, Virgo. While this may take another day or two to play out, you’re likely to confront some of these matters today, even if this happens indirectly. An awkward angle between Mars and Chiron points to the need to make adjustments rather than bold moves. Others may not be clear with you today, but consider that they may not be in touch with what it is they truly desire. Try not to worry about mixed signals and instead wait until others have sorted things out. Asserting yourself may have awkward results since this is not the best day to understand your own desires, either. This also applies to material desires, so you might want to put off making larger purchases just for now.

Libra 

Libra
Libra

The Moon is in your opposing sign all day, dear Libra, and while you may not be at a peak energetically speaking, you’re more invested than usual in your close relationships. With Mars in your sign in an awkward angle to Chiron, however, there can be some difficulty fulfilling your desires, possibly because you know you want something but you can’t entirely define what that something is! You might also struggle with some self-doubt. Treat any hesitance you feel now as a chance to slow down and make adjustments. Solutions to problems may not be immediately apparent. There can be a feeling of being delayed or blocked, and patience is necessary. Asserting yourself feels complicated today. Plans may need some reassessment, and you might want to look within to find answers to what it is that is holding you back. Mars is building to an opposition with Uranus, and self-reflection now can pay off later.

Scorpio

Scorpio
Scorpio

The Moon in your work and health sector again today keeps you interested in solving problems and ironing out details, dear Scorpio. Even so, a small storm is brewing related to your work-rest balance, and it’s best to think of ways to improve the situation. Confidence may not be above-average, particularly when it has to do with any recent concerns in your love life, with children, or a creative project, so it is still better to wait things out before pushing forward. Hesitance may be your friend now as it gives you a chance to think things through. However, emotional energy can drive you later today, and you can feel invigorated.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius
Sagittarius

While the Moon in your creative sector is energizing, Sagittarius, some signs are pointing to the need for extra rest today, so aim for balance. A Mars-Uranus clash is brewing, and while it’ll only reach a head tomorrow and the next day, you’re likely to feel something is a little off today. It’s not an appropriate time for pushing personal plans ahead with this kind of uncertainty hanging over the day. There can be some feelings of being unsettled in your social or romantic life. If you have doubts about a matter today, it may be a sign that you need to wait or delay important decisions. Take the time to consider ways you may be holding back from pursuing your social goals.

Capricorn

Capricorn
Capricorn

The Moon spends another day in your home and family sector, dear Capricorn, and you need a little extra rest. Decisions can be difficult to make today. There can be doubts about your next step even though a feeling of being unsettled or unsatisfied is clear. It’s unlikely to be a day of bravery and confidence, but rather one of adjustments. Be clear in communications today, especially in a formal or official capacity, as misunderstandings can be costly now. Look for ways that you may be shooting yourself in the foot when it comes to advancing your goals, as fear of going your own way or asserting yourself may be holding you back from thriving.

Aquarius

Aquarius
Aquarius

There can be a strong desire to get away from it all today, dear Aquarius, or to break the routine in some significant way, but you may not feel you have the means to do so, or you could be indecisive about where you want to go or what you want to do. Restlessness is likely, particularly if you’ve felt tied down or overwhelmed by studies or mundane paperwork in recent days. Consider, also, whether fear of stating your beliefs is holding you back from a healthy conversation. Find small ways to settle yourself today, as Mars and Uranus will meet in opposition in just two days, and self-reflection and understanding will help any future revelations feel far less abrupt.

Pisces

PIsces
Pisces

While the Moon in your comfortable solar second house encourages you to seek out predictability today, dear Pisces, you can feel a little off-center with a Mars-Chiron aspect in play, especially as the day advances. Confidence levels may not be up to par. Situations and people might leave you feeling drained or confused. Try to get in touch with what it is you truly want, as not knowing can, in fact, be the source of restlessness. Look for clues that you may be holding on too tightly to a particular attitude, person, or thing, and what you might do to correct this imbalance. Watch for a tendency to hold onto anger in an effort to show you care.

 

 

 

If You Were Born Today, November 29

You are charismatic, warm, articulate, and extremely intuitive. You love to make people laugh, and come across as fun and charming, if a little sarcastic. You have a strong sense of responsibility and worry about the future more than is typical of a Sagittarius personality. However, your sense of fun always comes shining through. You like to stay informed and on top of things. When you’re not “in the know” you are a lot less confident. Learning about anything and everything is a life-long hobby. Famous people born today: C. S. Lewis, Howie Mandel, Chuck Mangione, Andrew McCarthy, Garry Shandling, Anna Faris.

Your Birthday Year Forecast:

With the Sun and Moon in harmony in your Solar Return chart, the year ahead should be satisfying and balanced overall. You are in comfortable demand and personally popular, and you are able to achieve a decent balance between work and play; personal and professional life. For the most part, you are on top of your game this year, and positive connections with others can be made fairly easily. With the ability to handle your emotions successfully, there is less stress on both your mind and body. Your self-confidence and positive attitude will reward you!

Something big is in the works regarding your love or social life. You’ll have a chance to heal old wounds with regards to love and friendship this year. You’re also bound to find new ways of making money. Relationships are mutually beneficial and naturally equal, fair, and balanced during this period of your life. There can be a stronger inclination towards togetherness and sharing.

Your ability to concentrate and focus is enhanced this year. You may, in fact, have a lot of work to do in relative solitude or you might often retreat to study, work, or think. You might be required to travel for business purposes. Thinking in realistic and practical terms is your best bet, and the need for tangible results for your efforts is strong.

You may be actively involved in teamwork and collaboration with others this year. Passions are stirred and you’re in a good position for connecting with others to accomplish your goals. There can be the beginning of a significant new relationship or the intensification of an existing romance.

You express yourself more clearly and you can be excellent at guiding and instructing others. There is a pronounced ability to order your thoughts and ideas, come up with designs, and recognize patterns. You can especially enjoy making plans, lists, and connections this year.

However, this can be a year when bursts of restlessness, rebellion, and impatience figure prominently. You have a tendency to take risks and to act on sudden impulses without considering consequences. You assert your will and individuality powerfully, and you are ready to fight for freedom. There may be changes in work schedules, or life’s circumstances could challenge you in such a way that you need to change your goals or actions. This can also be a time when you tend to resist others and challenge them if they are trying to hold you back. Arguments and confrontations are likely. Technology may be a source of irritation, and electrical appliances may break down or not work up to par.

Energy fluctuates this year. Anger can erupt seemingly from nowhere and it gives you the chance to deal with it. If you aren’t too rash or impulsive, this can be an excellent year in which to free yourself from restrictive circumstances. You could also have more courage than usual to do things that break the routine, and confrontations engaged in this year could clear the air and help you to move forward.

This can be a good time for updating your electronics and technology in ways that open up new avenues for communication or ease. Wonderfully creative ideas can fill your head this year.

Making connections with others from a different background is likely to figure in the year ahead, or widening your mind through unusual or different experiences can be part of the picture. Generosity and compassion increases and your faith is boosted. You more easily make personal sacrifices for what you believe to be the better good.

Advances in intellectual and mental pursuits are likely this year, as you make steady progress that has long-lasting results. The year is good for enjoying social or love opportunities. Your love or social life grows and satisfies. You’re in good shape for staying on track and meeting your responsibilities. Cooperation brings rewards more than usual.

2017 is a Number Five year for you. Ruled by Mercury. This is a year of discovery and freedom. It’s a time when exploration and reaching out to others brings opportunities. It’s a good time to advertise, promote, and sell. Surprises are in store, and the routine is broken for the better. This is a year when exciting relationships can be formed; or, if you are already in a partnership, new life is breathed into the relationship. Advice – explore, look for adventure, keep your eyes open for opportunities, diversify, mingle.

2018 will be a Number Six year for you. Ruled by Venus. This is a year of relative contentment. It’s a time when love is the easiest to attract, and partnerships formed under this vibration have a better chance for longevity. You are especially able to attract others–and material things as well–this year. This is a good year for establishing harmony in the family and in the home. Advice – develop existing relationships, be positive and receptive because these kinds of energies help you to attract what you desire.

 

 

Get A Jump On Tomorrow….

Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, November 30th

 

Aries

Aries
Aries

Today is far more intense than yesterday, dear Aries, and you can use this to your advantage with meaningful work or projects. Even so, today and tomorrow bring rebellious themes as Mars, your fiery ruler, opposes Uranus. This influence occurs approximately every two years and is a time for releasing frustrations if we’ve been feeling restricted, but how you express yourself now is what makes or breaks the day. You may feel offended or blocked. An issue that’s been brewing in your life can come to a head. This may take the form of a conflict in a relationship. There can be some tension as something pushes for a resolution. Asserting your independence is your knee-jerk reaction with Uranus in your sign. However, it’s important to avoid dramatic actions until the dust settles. Impatience is a liability now. Pace yourself and avoid recklessness to prevent accidents or arguments. Your energy, though up and down, might be harnessed to do something creative or productive, and if you manage, you could move mountains.

Taurus

Taurus
Taurus

Mars in your solar sixth house has been helpful and challenging at once, dear Taurus, as you can get through your work with enthusiasm, but you might also take costly shortcuts or display impatience with others. Today and tomorrow, this latter tendency is very strong. Anger can erupt seemingly from nowhere but is rooted in issues that you’ve buried and haven’t yet confronted — or haven’t yet resolved. Watch for a tendency to act out in ways that get you in trouble, as you may unwittingly take on the role of instigator. You could find yourself fixated on an unresolved, frustrating matter from the past, and pressured to put it behind you. People can be a little temperamental today, and it’s probably better if you remain flexible when it comes to schedules and plans, as they may not be running smoothly. You could be tempted to take shortcuts with your work, but instead of saving time, they’re inclined to cost you in the long run. Take a breath and don’t let impatience rule the day, even if the pace around you is hectic or you’re frustrated with co-workers or routines. Avoid pushing your body too hard, but do release frustration through creative channels such as safe exercise.

Gemini

Gemini
Gemini

People in your life may be unreliable right now, dear Gemini, or your social life can feel like a bit of a rollercoaster today and tomorrow. It’s also possible that you’re undecided about a friendship and you’re sending or receiving mixed signals. Stubborn or rebellious behavior is a strong possibility now, whether it’s you or a friend who’s the instigator! Aim to be assertive rather than rebellious — that way, you’re living your life on your terms rather than living life in reaction to others. Also, strive to avoid short-sighted decision making, which is a strong inclination under today’s astrological weather. There is undoubtedly a tendency for people to be on a short fuse if they are feeling blocked or restricted. Feelings and desires can emerge abruptly, but you can choose to express them calmly for better results. If something is building inside you that needs a release, finding healthy ways to communicate it can be cleansing.

Cancer

Cancer
Cancer

A Mars-Uranus opposition influencing the day brings “enough is enough!” energy to your life, dear Cancer, particularly related to family, home, work, and responsibilities. Something that’s been brewing inside of you needs a release, and you’re not putting up with it any longer. There can be a conflict involving family or work-family balance. Responsibilities are strong on you, and you may be vying for particular freedoms. It’s important to know yourself and what anger or resentment is brewing inside of you, as these things can be triggered today. Free yourself of things that are holding you back from success, but do so prudently. While it may seem that you can hitch a free ride today, this is likely an illusion. Assess risks carefully, and aim to be as tolerant as possible. Do your best not to react from a place of rebellion, which can be a knee-jerk reaction, and avoid abruptness or a defiant attitude for best results. Seek out creative or productive ways to release pent-up frustrations.

Leo

Leo
Leo

This can be a time for experiencing new and exciting changes, dear Leo, but there can be some stress today as your needs for variety, independence, and freedom can dominate. Mundane tasks capture your attention, but the urge to get out and about is bound to grab hold of you as well. Finding a balance can be difficult, but necessary to regain peace of mind. Avoid letting others force a change on you; instead, be as honest as you can with yourself and identify what you need to do to move forward. Holding on too tightly to a specific method, belief, or point of view may not be worth the tension. Know when to let go, and avoid pushing. Short-sightedness can be a problem today and tomorrow. However, energies presiding now can also stimulate a strong desire to put something behind you. Sitting on anger might invite mishaps, accidents, and arguments. Sounding off or rushing out angry messages can cause real damage. As such, a middle ground should be sought. Make room for the possibility of real breakthroughs now.

Virgo

Virgo
Virgo

You’re more inclined than usual to stand your ground and assert your desires these days, dear Virgo, as well as defend your honor! If others are not doing their share or if you can’t entirely rely on someone or a source of support, you’re likely to express your frustration now. You may feel you’ve been shouldering far too many responsibilities and people around you are in and out as they please. Today, a Mars-Uranus opposition can bring tension to a head. The temptation is to react quickly and perhaps rebelliously, and while the shock value of this might have a few desirable effects, a more mindful approach to frustrations has better odds. While you can feel a strong desire for a change of scenery, there may be part of you that is worried or fearful of breaking new territory and making changes. This is a time to think carefully about your life and consider ways to free yourself of restrictions that are holding you back from happiness. A fresh start can only happen after clearing out resentment and other negatively-charged energy. Try not to be dependent on others for answers and resolutions, however as this keeps you in a state of unrest. Look for ways to manage your outlook instead.

Libra 

Libra
Libra

Conflicts with a partner, special friend, or advisor may present themselves now, dear Libra, with Mars in your sign facing off against Uranus. This can be a time when you feel you’re putting in all the effort and others are in and out as they please or not as committed, and it can be frustrating. You may be in reaction mode, but it’s better to keep your head rather than act impulsively or out of anger. Others may seem unreliable today, or they could bring surprises that feel off or unsettling. If someone tries to box you in or shows displays of independence, you are likely to make it known that you are going your own way! You could be quite ambitious about cutting out difficult situations from your life and wanting to put them behind you. Try not to put unrealistic pressure or time limits on something that doesn’t need to be rushed. This is a time for clearing the decks so that you can go forward with more confidence and less burden. Use self-restraint as much as possible today, but if you need to clear the air, aim to do so mindfully.

Scorpio

Scorpio
Scorpio

Today, you may lack the energy, time, or desire needed to achieve your goals, dear Scorpio, and facing a chaotic schedule can pull up all sorts of frustration. Something could trigger buried anger or resentment, and this can very well be a change of –or overloaded– schedule. If you’re not certain about being direct with others, then impatience can be a byproduct. Pushing yourself beyond your limits can lead to a variety of health complaints, so do your best to learn what those limits are. If you can manage it, try to work independently or arrange things so that you can work at your own pace. There is a tendency now to act or react without considering the consequences, but behind all of this is an important issue that has been building and needs some release. How you clear the air determines whether this is disruptive or helpful. Express yourself in some way, but try to do so constructively. Don’t be an agitator, but you shouldn’t be a doormat either. Find a balance, and deal with issues so that they don’t negatively impact your health, energy, and work.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius
Sagittarius

Restlessness and discontent are likely today, dear Sagittarius, but they can push you to make positive changes and improvements, or to release adverse situations or frustrations and put them behind you. Getting to this positive place today and tomorrow may mean navigating a bumpy road. For some of you, the grass looks greener elsewhere. There can be erratic behavior in others or sudden events that take you by surprise. A clash or conflict can arise now related to romance, the pursuit of pleasure, or friends. Energy in your social life is strong today, but it can also be excessive and a little volatile. However, if impatience and impulsiveness are resisted, it can be a good time for discovering, likely through relationships with others, what you can no longer tolerate and need to put behind you. Act with self-control today as much as possible for best results. It would be wise to guard against gambling and taking risks. Be patient with yourself and others. However, if something has been building within and can no longer be accepted, do release it in as positive a way as possible, as clearing the air may be just what’s needed for a fresh start.

Capricorn

Capricorn
Capricorn

There may be obstacles or people standing in the way of your path to your goals these days, dear Capricorn, and it can be challenging to keep your temper today. You may become too focused on the way you think things should be, and too impatient for these things to materialize right now. Double check that you’re not expecting too much too soon. Crankiness tends to come from inner restlessness and a desire to break free from restrictive circumstances, even though you have been highly motivated to reach your goals. This may be a signal to release pressure. As well, frustrations today can alert you to the need to understand yourself and your desires better. If you’ve been hotly pursuing something but aren’t honestly sure in your heart that you want it, then you’re likely to feel a little off kilter now. Watch for impulsive or hot-headed moves and short-sighted decisions, and listen to your heart instead. Be honest about what’s bothering you, but keep things cool. Recently buried and building frustrations can surface, but if handled well, they help clear a path for you to start again feeling fresh and unburdened.

Aquarius

Aquarius
Aquarius

Consider that freeing yourself from certain problems that have been weighing you down can be liberating this week, dear Aquarius. A Mars-Uranus opposition occurs now, and it comes every two years or so, encouraging you to release pent-up frustrations. Inner discontent is possible if you want to branch out but find it difficult to get where you want to go, possibly due to disorganization in your daily life or upset schedules. Disagreements can put you in the position that you’d rather go your own way, and others may be challenging your independence or freedom, or you perceive things this way. While frustrations are real and probably have been building, it’s how you handle them at this critical time that will determine whether you go forward refreshed or bothered. Be a little more cautious than usual with mechanical things, driving, walking, and the like, as impatience can trip you up, sometimes literally. Haste makes waste when it comes to paperwork and communications, so try not to miss important steps. Watch for the temptation to sound off if something that’s communicated frustrates you. However, if you need a push to make a change, and you’re confident it’s coming from the heart and not from pride or a whim, then this can be a time to break free.

Pisces

PIsces
Pisces

Patience is in short supply with a Mars-Uranus opposition influencing today and tomorrow, dear Pisces. Someone who is in the position to affect your income can frustrate you now, or you feel tense about being dependent on someone’s support or approval. Some of you are craving more financial freedom. Taking a calculated risk is one thing, and jumping into something blind is another. If the stakes are low, not much can be lost, except perhaps a bit of pride. If the stakes are high, wait for a day when your judgment and patience are improved. Whatever the case may be, essential changes that put you back into the driver’s seat are imminent, with respect, of course, for important others’ contributions and input. The temptation may be to take quick action, and this can be great if you’re in touch with your heart, but may not be wise if you haven’t given something enough thought or if you’re acting from a place of ego. Watch or impulsiveness related to personal finances or an intimate relationship. Listen to any buried desires that emerge now, but try not to act on sudden impulses that seem to come out of nowhere. Clear out the junk now, carefully and respectfully, so that you can begin attracting enlightening, fresh, and positive experiences.

 

Tarot Card of the Day

Three of Wands


This suit, most often called “Wands” and sometimes called “Rods” or “Staves,” represents initiative, ambition, drive and desire. This is the suit of enterprise and risk-taking.

A Three in this suit symbolizes an inner balance that allows you to feel more optimistic about new endeavors you are committed to, or want to commit to. In the illustrated Tarots, the human character is standing on his balcony, watching ships leave the harbor, loaded with his goods for far-off ports, dreaming of the fortune he will reap if all goes well. Summon the optimism within you.

This energy must be patient and trusting, because he or she will have to wait some time to find out how the ships have fared. Meanwhile, a lot of resources are tied up until they return with the bounty. Only those truly confident in their ideas and abilities would undertake such a risk. This card represents the energy a person needs to take on great adventures and accomplish noble (and remunerative) deeds.

A detail that sometimes appears in the more esoteric Tarots is a winged wand with two snakes twining around it, called the Caduceus, which is Mercury’s wand. This is an ancient symbol of the healer or shaman, one who can travel between the worlds to rescue souls from death or possession. Perhaps the feeling of empowerment this card represents points to the internal mechanisms of self-healing. Perhaps it refers to the courage it takes to be an entrepreneur or an inventor, which is in itself a magical process — bringing not only opportunity for success, but also an awakening to higher potentials.

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December 2017 Tarot Forecast

Read your monthly and weekly Tarot readings for December 2017

december monthly tarot reading

Before we get started with the reading, here’s a note on the deck pictured in this month’s spread. These cards are from the Albano-Waite deck, a Rider-Waite clone first produced in 1968 by Frankie Albano and his company Tarot Productions. The deck, also released in miniature size and giant size (majors only), features extremely saturated, almost psychedelic coloring to the classic imagery and a beautiful gold sun stamp on the card backs. Unfortunately, this deck went out of print shortly after its creation. Years later, U.S. Games picked the deck back up for reproduction. You can tell the difference between versions in the image clarity and the box design; the vintage box front has no deck title, just an image of the Sun card.

Here’s a quick look at the overall spread for December:

Theme for the month: Four of Pentacles

The Four of Pentacles is such an interesting card to pull for this month’s theme. This can be a card of frugality, expressing concerns about holding on to the wealth and resources that have been amassed. That seems relevant in a month of holidays when many people are spending their hard-earned money on elaborate celebrations and travel. It is also a time when we traditionally show our love for others through gifts of material goods, additionally fitting for this card that is also concerned with identity, and how we humans express that identity through material possessions. These meanings are clearly illustrated in this deck’s imagery — the suit symbol is connected to each part of the figure’s being: head, heart, and foot. The central Pentacle is tightly gripped in the figure’s arms.

Expressing identity through tangible objects is very natural, and is not automatically the same thing as materialism, though that is a caution of the Four of Pentacles. While it is true that things we own can demonstrate our values and personalities to others, if we measure who we are and how we are doing solely by what we possess, other aspects of existence are left underdeveloped. This externalization of self-worth can also lead to stinginess and hoarding. What might really be at play here is a fear of loss. This sort of behavior often manifests when we feel powerless or out of control. If we hold tightly to what we have, it seems like we might be able to control our circumstances better. When other aspects of self-concept have been ignored, we have nothing else to rely on should we suffer a loss, making it harder to recover and resulting in a crisis of identity.

Meditation on the Four of Pentacles:

For those of us who celebrate gift-giving holidays, December is a month of giving but also often anticipation of getting. Kids make lists for Santa weeks in advance, and these lists often include extravagant items that strike fear into the hearts of parents on a budget. Relationships seem made or broken by the expression conveyed through the presents we give each other.

How do you balance expectation and fear of disappointment with a very different fear of living beyond your means?

Weekly Tarot card
December 1-7: Six of Pentacles reversed

Here’s this card again! We saw the Six of Pentacles last month as well, and it does seem that some of the lessons or struggles present in November are still with us currently. This is not unexpected. November marked the start of a chain of busy holidays; this year a number of stores where I live started merchandising for Christmas even before Halloween, and now are in full-swing with decorations and many additional products. In our spread, we have the Six of Pentacles positioned in reverse, which seems in direct alignment with this month’s theme card. I can’t help thinking about the fine line between holiday spirit and holiday pressure — pressure to find the perfect present for everyone on my list, pressure to get everything done on time… By some people’s standards, I’m already late if I’m still doing my holiday shopping now! And as noted above, if you’re operating on a budget, and many of us are, including everyone you care about and finding just the right thing for each of them can be tough.

When this card is reversed, it often indicates mishandling of resources, so I’m taking its appearance here as a warning. What sort of creative solutions might we find to honor those we love with clever gifts that don’t have to drain our resources? Last month’s appearance of this card asked us to think about different ways we could serve others. Generosity does not have to be financial, even though Pentacles are the suit of tangible concerns. There are many ways to show love. We can give others our time and energy to help improve the quality of their tangible existence. We can use our time and skills to make something for loved ones. People often say that it’s the thought that counts, but this is usually meant to excuse a lack of effort. If we put care into what we make, these gifts will be seen as both thoughtful AND enjoyable.

This card in reverse can also suggest greed, but in the current context, I would interpret that a little differently. Pressure to perform as expected can cause many of us to withdraw. I sense fear of a sort in this card, too. Perhaps we fear that others will not return our efforts of generosity. Giving to get or giving only because we received is a strangely deceptive cycle. Overall, this card is a reminder that how we treat others is important. A balance of the material and spiritual is essential for our well-being, and the act of giving supports that balance.

Considerations for the reversed Six of Pentacles:

1. What actions by others make you feel loved?
2. How do you typically show your love for others?
3. Think about those closest to you, people you would want to demonstrate your care for with a gift of some sort. What do you think makes each of them feel loved? How could you tailor your gift to match this?

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Should You Start a Daily Tarot Ritual?

Learn what a daily Tarot reading ritual can do for you!


The things you do every day are the things that can impact your life the most. Through our daily rituals and routines, we create a sense of consistency and mindfulness that helps keep us centered when negative emotions, sudden developments, and surprise circumstances come up that could knock us off kilter. Yoga, meditation, prayer, cooking, exercise … these are all great rituals that, when done daily, can create a real sense of health, stability, and purpose for you. But perhaps one of the most beneficial daily rituals of all is a daily Tarot reading!

Any Tarot reading can provide an incredible amount of insight and understanding into whatever situation you’re facing. But daily Tarot readings go even further — by identifying the cards and messages that come up for you on a regular basis, start to realize the patterns in your life, the things that affect you most frequently, and all the ways you tend to react. When you can identify these patterns, you have all the power to embrace them or change them!

5 Reasons to start a daily Tarot reading ritual

1. Set intentions

We’ve all had those days when we wake up late, throw ourselves together, and stumble into our routine unprepared and unfocused. The problem is, those days usually don’t smooth out. The way you start your day — are you eager or are you exhausted? Optimistic or pessimistic? Open or closed off? — can totally dictate the day you have. You cannot control everything that will come up, but you can control the way you move through it. Pausing to set intentions for the day through a daily Tarot reading grounds your heart and mind so you enter every situation that arises with clarity and mindfulness.

2. See the patterns

It’s easy to compartmentalize our days, taking everything that happens from morning to night and tucking it away, in order to start fresh the next day. But when we look at each day as isolated from all the rest, we limit our ability to see the big picture of what’s happening in our lives. One little regret here, one little reward there may not seem like much. But when you start to realize a pattern of regret or a pattern of reward, you can start to see the reason these things recur, which gives you all the power to create more reward and less regret in the future.

3. Be present

Living in the moment is NOT easy. Fears, problems, and heartaches from the past — whether years ago or just days ago — are hard to ignore. Not to mention hopes and expectations for the future… But when you spend all your time in the past and the future, you miss everything that’s happening in the present moment. A daily Tarot reading ritual establishes a time to reconnect with yourself every day, in this exact moment, and identify the things that are affecting you most NOW.

4. Make difficult decisions

When you draw the cards for your Tarot reading, be intentional and tune into your intuition. It is your subconscious that knows which cards to pull, because it knows which messages you need to be hear. Sometimes our conscious minds are so full of trivial matters that we cannot see what we really need to see, making it tough to make any healthy decisions for ourselves. A daily Tarot reading helps you clear out the clutter of your daily life so you see what lies before you with greater clarity.

5. Find peace

Whether you’re experiencing a specific, heartfelt loss or change or you’re just feeling totally crazed out of your mind, a daily Tarot reading helps you not just with a one-time piece of advice, but with regular, recurring help through your process of healing. By meditating on the wisdom you receive from a reading, you’ll not only find clarity in your present situation, but a deeper sense of peace and calm in your daily life. And when the next issue arises — because you know it will! — you’ll be able to face it head-on using your greatest weapon: a healthy, centered mindset.

Three readings a day keeps the stress away

Many people read their horoscope or do a Tarot reading first thing in the morning, to set the tone for the day. But have you ever had a day that started out one way, then took a serious turn? Of course you have … we all have! That’s why not just one, but THREE Tarot readings a day can be so beneficial. You can not only set intentions for your day, but as circumstances arise throughout the day, you can check back in with another reading for more immediate, focused insight.

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Your Love Tarot Card of the Day

The Devil


Pulling the Devil card does not mean that bad things are about to happen. What it does mean is that you have stooped to a level of thinking that is all about your ego. You have to look closely at what is driving you to be this way. You are in a wonderful relationship with an individual who adores you. You do not want to ruin the bond that is evolving between the two of you. You need to do some self-reflection in order to figure out what is going on with you under the surface.

Your Erotic Tarot Card of the Day

Strength


Your sex life gains some serious momentum today with the appearance of the Strength card. You have tremendous inner strength when it comes to getting what you want, and that includes sexual conquests. If you’ve been waiting for the right time to try out some new moves, the Strength card urges you to act now! There may be some obstacles in your way, but you welcome any and all challenges. Anyone playing hard to get right now is like putty in your hands.

Psychic Tip of the Day

FLIRTING DAYS

A romantic entanglement is changing the very nature of how every one sees you and who you truly are. Could you see any of this coming during that first flirtation?

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Your Daily Rune for Today

Thurisaz

“Thor-is-as” – Literally: “Thurses” or “Giants” – Esoteric: Strong one, Resistance

Key Concepts: Unconscious forces, sociological forces, Thor, Loki as giant, chaos, destruction by natural forces, complexities of aggression, conflicts, disputes, psychological problems,  lightning, breakthrough, aggressive male sexuality, battering down barriers, thorn of awakening, trouble, enthusiasm

Psi: enthusiasm, struggle against unconsciousness, male sexual prowess

Energy: enthusiasm, self-empowerment, chaos, active defensive force, breaker of resistance, destructive storms

Mundane: storms, tools, weapons, conflict

Divinations:
Reactive force, directed force, vital eroticism, regenerative catalyst, constructive conflict; or danger, defenselessness, compulsion, betrayal, dullness, disease, explosive violence, annoyance, strife

Governs:
Destruction of enemies, curses binds and fetters
Awakening of the will to action
Breaking resistance of blockages in body, mind and spirit
Increased potency and prowess in romantic relationships
Understanding of the division and separation of all things
Aiming the use of psychic force
The combination of right/left brain processes for generating powerful realization

Your Animal Spirit Guide for Today

Crack the Cookie

 

The Words of Confucius

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

 

 

Earth Sky News for November 29th:  Moon near Uranus

 

Tonight – November 29, 2017 – as the moon travels in front of the constellations of the zodiac, it’ll appear in the general direction of the planet Uranus. Tonight is a good night to locate the constellation Pisces, which is behind the moon and Uranus now. Then you can search for the stars of Pisces again – and maybe find Uranus, too – in a dark country sky during the second and third week of December, after the moon has dropped out of the evening sky.

What will you see of Pisces on this moonlit night? You might at least pick out the Circlet, which is a noticeable asterism within Pisces. (See the sky chart of the constellation Pisces below.)

Most stargazers need binoculars, a moon-free night and a detailed sky chart, like the one here via Sky & Telescope to see Uranus. This world is bigger than Earth, but it’s also 20 times farther from the sun than Earth is from the sun.

If you’re familiar with the Great Square of Pegasus and the Circlet of Pisces, make use of these star patterns to map out the general vicinity of Uranus. Uranus resides in front of the constellation Pisces and near the ecliptic.

This detailed sky chart is your ticket to finding the planet Uranus.

Uranus is the seventh planet outward from the sun. Even on a moonless night, Uranus appears no brighter than the faintest visible stars.

The moon – presently in front of the constellation Pisces – is waxing toward full and will be in front of the constellation Taurus on the night of the full moon.

Bottom line: On the night of November 29, 2017, the moon is located along our line of sight to the faint planet Uranus. But don’t expect to see Uranus in the moon’s glare.

Bruce McClure

 

 

A Little Humor for Your Day

You Know It’s Been One of Those Days When…..

 

The Witches Digest for Monday, November 27th (Part 3, Divination)

 The Witches Digest for Monday, November 27th

(Part 3, Divination)

Daily Tarot Card for the Day

The Lovers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keywords: choice, decision, love, communication, inspiration (ideas from above)!

Astrological Correspondence: Gemini

The Lovers card is representative not only of crucial life choices, but also of lovers, couples, and other partnerships, like business partners, siblings, and friends. The angel between a woman and a man, depicted on this card, symbolizes the struggle of deciding to follow one’s heart versus one’s temptation or obligation. The Lovers card symbolizes the choices that must be made to progress toward higher self-awareness; choices also reflect emotional values, indecisiveness, hesitation, and our fears about making wrong choices. This applies not only to love relationships – it is applicable to any relationship in which people are drawn together, even a casual one. It’s the card of uncertainty!

 

 

Daily Love Tarot for the Day

The Emperor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Emperor card has selected you to let you know that you sow seeds of better things and more fulfilling times ahead. Give yourself permission to reach out for more, especially if you are dissatisfied. You create a solid foundation, built on a sense of higher purpose. If your current relationship suffers from stress, today let tender actions reveal what you may be unable to put into words. Rebuild, from the ground up.

 

Your Daily Erotic Tarot

The Judgement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Judgement card indicates that you’ve had some sexual hang-ups in the past, but you’re working toward getting over them. This is a period of transition, and although you’re doing the work, you may not be getting the exact results you desire. Forgive yourself for past missteps in order to take a sexual step forward today. Being afraid to express your true erotic self can even effect other areas of your life, so getting beyond your sexual inhibitions translates into a happier overall existence.

 

 

Your Daily Rune for Today

Hagalaz

“Hag-all-az” – Literally: “Hail” or “Hailstone” – Esoteric: Crisis or Radical Change

Key Concepts: hailstones, crisis and catastrophe, disruption, radical change, destructive elements of nature, severe weather, the uncontrollable, unavoidable unpleasantness, Jungian shadow, psychoanalysis, regression, acceptance of the unalterable

Psi: disruption, change, personal past

Energy:
power beyond human ability to harness, perfect pattern, seed formation, objective confrontation, destructive natural forces, chaos

Mundane: bad weather, obstacles, surprises, shelter

Divinations: Change according to ideals, changes for the long-term good, controlled crisis, corrections, completion, inner harmony; or catastrophe, crisis, stagnation, loss of power, loss of property, short-term disappointment, victim-consciousness, obsession with the past, blame.

Governs:
Completeness and balance of power, integration of unconscious shadow elements
The inevitability of Fate, Wyrd, Orlog
Evolutionary progress and operations of becoming
The outworking of a perfect pattern
Protection through banishing or exorcising disharmonious patterns, protection
Awareness of the unconscious ideas for eventual processing
Causing discomfort in others by awakening their own subconscious ‘garbage’

 

 

Your Influences for the Week of November 27th

 

Tarot Influence

Six of Coins

Material gain, charity and justice are at the forefront. That which is earned will be given.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astrological Influence

Gemini Reversed

Gemini reversed denotes vacillation. Decisions are not made, because all side of the issue pull with the same strength.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Element Influence

Air

Air denotes freedom and the ability to transcent the mundane. You may be, or may soon experience a spiritual or secular liberation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Animal Spirit for Today
November 27, 2017

Frog

Frog Rivet! Something in your life needs cleansing, and frog is here to help. Frog is traditionally associated with rain—that powerful force of Nature that can flood, nurture, heal, or drown. If Frog appears in your reading, you’re being asked to examine what is stagnating in your life—then ask Frog to help you let it go. Need to cry? Jump in the shower and let Frog Medicine do its work.

 

 

 

The Words of Confucius

 

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

 

A Little Humor for Your Day

You Might be a Redneck Pagan If…


If any part of your invocation of the South Quarter includes any lines from any song by Lynard Skynard….

If chewing tobacco is considered a sacred herb…..

If part of your rite includes throwing shotgun shells on the fire….

If the bell on your alter was ever worn by an animal in a pasture….

If the cakes and wine are done with a bowie-knife, a can of Foster’s, and a Little Debbie…..

If they chose their High Priestess at a wet t-shirt contest….

If when your priestess says “Blessed Be” in circle, you respond with “YEEE-HAW!”…

If you believe a pentagram is a Western Union message to 5 people….

If you bought your chalice at the Piggly Wiggly…..

If you buy your incense and candles at Wal-Mart….

If you call the God and Goddess by hollerin’ “Hey, y’all! Watch me!”….

If you call the North Quarter, but what you call it is an inner court secret…..

If you can play the “Burning Times” on the banjo….

If you carry your ritual sword in your pickup’s gun rack…..

If you found out your familiar is an oppossum — and still ate it……..

If you have combined Maypole Dancing/ Tractor Pull/ Turkey Shoot for Beltane….

If you have cast a love spell on livestock….

If you have ever called the National Enquirer because you raised a potato that resembled the Willendorf Goddess….

If you’ve ever cancelled a coven meeting to watch Pay-Per-View wrestling on TV….

If you’ve ever written a spell on the back of a Denny’s menu…..

If you have ever refilled your chalice from a keg…..

If you invoke the spirits so that your beer lasts longer…..

If you pray nightly to the god of big tires…..

If you sacrifice BBQ and pork rinds on an alter made of old car hoods….

If you shoot guns into the air when the priestess says, “the circle is open but never unbroken”…

If you smoke Salem cigarettes for the historical significance….

If you think a “family tradition” is a dating club….

If you think the Wiccan Rede is good for making twig furniture….

If you worship the gods of cheap beer and Nascar….

If you’ve ever done a candle spell for your local high-school football team….

If you’ve ever harvested ritual herbs with a weed whacker…..

If you’ve ever meditated to “Dueling Banjos”…..

If you’ve reached the 3rd Degree but not the third grade……

If your God statue looks a little too much like Elvis Presley…..

If your Goddess picture says “Miss September” at the bottom……

If your Wand of Power is a cattle prod…..

If your altar cloth is a Confederate flag…..

If your altar cloth is vinyl……

If your altar cloth says “Holiday Inn” or “Howard Johnson’s”….

If your altar has a spit cup…..

If your altar pentacle is a photo of John Wayne’s star on the “Hollywood Walk of Fame”…..

If your annointing oil smells like Old Spice…..

If your athame is by Bowie…..

If your broom has 4 wheel drive and SC plates…..

If your ceremonial chalice says “Budweiser” on it….

If your ceremonial garb consists of cut-offs and a tube-top…..

If your circle dance contains the words “dosey-do”……

If your circle dance is a two-step….

If your coven chose its High Priest at a belching contest….

If your coven’s secret names for the God and Goddess are “Cooter” and “Sweet Cheeks”….

If your coven-stead is propped up on cinder blocks…..

If your craft name starts with “Bubba”……

If your familiar can point quail….

If your familiar keeps mice out of the granary…..

If your favorite Great Rite partner is your first, second, and third cousin….

If your backyard ritual libation is brewed in an illegal backyard still……

If your favorite painting of the Goddess does her hair like Rheba McEntire….

If your maiden sweeps the circle with a weed whacker….

If your most sacred altar items include a hubcap, a velvet painting, and a half-empty can of chaw…..

If your outdoor circle has defunct washing machines for quarter altars….

If your pantheon includes Yukon Jack, Jim Beam and the St. Pauli Girl…

If your ritual music has ever included Johnny Cash singing “Ring of Fire”….

If your robes are made out of denim with Harley Davidson patches…..

Well, you might just be a redneck pagan!

—-Blue Unicorn

Originally published on Pagan Library

 

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