The Witches Digest for Thursday, October 19th (Part 3, Horoscopes & Other Divination)

The Witches Digest for Thursday, October 19th

(Part 3, Horoscopes & Other Divination)

New Moon Leap

The 10/19 New Moon comes with an opportunity to make a big leap forward. Now is a perfect time to energetically prepare for this opening. Continue reading to understand your potentials at this juncture, and where to place your focus for optimal success.

Background

We are at a crossroads involving how we relate to one another and the Earth. That crossroads is coming more into focus at the Libra New Moon. Libra is associated with balance, and certainly, we have a lot out of balance at the moment.

Since the planet Uranus is involved with this New Moon, we’re looking at electric and radical evolutionary change. It’s as though the energies are arriving like a lightning rod – pushing us individually and collectively to reconsider our very old learned patterns involving power and love. Up for close examination is the dysfunction in relationships, as well as what we want from them.

This includes relationships with people, and also with the divine. Over the ages, humanity learned that the divine was somehow distant from the average person – even punitive.  In “Earth’s Pivotal Years,” I give some of the history of how we learned to feel separate from the divine. The result of that fundamental lie is mirrored in all other relationships that we have.

The juxtaposition of energies at this New Moon can help us to look more directly and more deeply at ourselves in relationship with others. As we do this, we have an amazing opportunity to transcend outmoded views and connect with our unlimited quantum nature. To the extent we can do this during the New Moon window of time now through 10/22, we connect more deeply with our spiritual heart.

Antidote of Spiritual Heart

The spiritual heart is the high or enlightened heart. It lies at the core of your being, just waiting to be tapped. When you connect with it, you have a divine antidote for relationship troubles of all kinds.

In fact, the spiritual heart is the antidote to the world’s current crisis of fear, division, perpetual war, and manipulations of all kinds. Those energies cannot co-exist in the presence of the spiritual heart – embodied, accessed, and expressed by humanity as a whole.

Below are some tips to help you prepare for this New Moon opportunity.

3 Tips to Prepare for New Moon

FIRST, bring the theme of relationships into your meditations and inner work. Invite a knowing of key dysfunctional dynamics that block harmony with others. A good question to ask internally as you hone in on relationships: “What keeps me from being fully open and authentic with others?”

SECOND, consider a specific relationship which is like a barometer of your wholeness and ability to relate in an enlightened way with others. If you don’t immediately get a specific example, invite a knowing of a dysfunctional pattern that you tend to repeat in many kinds of relationships.

THIRD, invite a knowing of the roots of your disconnection from the divine, your own divine power, and the wise voice of your inner wisdom. Consider asking: “What’s an example of an earlier lifetime when I learned that I was separate from the divine – taught to fear and to expect punishment for wrongdoing?”

What’s most important about these preparations is your presence and intent as you explore and ask the questions. It’s not necessary to receive answers in a tangible way. The very process of inquiry – asking specific questions like those above – sets in motion a response. Trust this.

Know that a powerful alchemy can occur over this next week, helping you to identify what’s out of balance in your relationships. Pay attention to seemingly random insights that come to you as you are focusing on something else. You may receive a word, for example, like distrust or boundaries.

In some cases you may intuit that a dysfunctional relationship issue with your partner has ancestral roots, and is something within your DNA akashic records to be cleared. Having this information is a key step forward.

Remember that spirit is always with you, lovingly and gently nudging you to address blocks in the way of your enlightenment.

New Moon in Libra Horoscopes: You Are Not Alone

Read your sign’s New Moon in Libra Horoscope now


Between the onslaught of natural and man-made disasters occurring at what feels like an alarmingly intensifying rate, and the horror of ongoing violence and suffering of so many of our fellow humans, it is understandable to feel overwhelmed, hopeless, and a little lost. You might even be personally affected or know someone affected by one of these tragic events, and Astrology may seem trivial or of little use right now. Although Astrology can’t turn back time, it can be an amazing tool for cultivating awareness and empowering positive change.

The New Moon in gracious Libra on October 19, 2017, plants seeds of peace and harmony. However, it is up to you to create an inner sanctuary that can withstand the elements of surprise and chaos while Uranus the Awakener opposes the willful Sun. Your desire to relate to others is intense, and one way you can do this is by reaching out to help those in need. Kindness is an underrated commodity, and is known to be extremely contagious.

The loss of rock icon Tom Petty earlier this month touched many hearts deeply; his songwriting magic, deep appreciation for music, and natural knack for collaboration are cosmic gifts evident in his “Super Libra” chart (Sun, Venus, Mercury, and Neptune all in Libra in his 7th House of Others). Although many of his most popular songs are defiant in tone, he was masterful at telling love stories and painting pictures with his music. These bittersweet revelations echoed in resonance to millions, allowing listeners to feel emotionally connected to his songs, and somehow, Tom knew their hearts too. This give-and-take is a classic Libra symbiotic approach to love.

This people-pleasing New Moon reminds you that relationships are reflections. The high-frequency notes of Libra call on you to build bridges, not walls. Equality and justice are not lofty ideals, but important priorities that demand discussion. Embrace the universal languages of music and art as both personal expression and as means to connect with others. Intentional acts of kindness are needed more than ever. Celebrate the beauty in everything and everyone, and your inner beauty will shine like a diamond in the light.

Saving grace

The diplomatic Libra Moon keeps the tone conversational vs. confrontational, but with Messenger Mercury and Giant Jupiter swimming in the subjective seas of Scorpio you might be treading in deep water before you know it. Vulnerability is the only boat that can successfully carry you through this transformative journey, as denial or delusion will leave you dog-paddling in circles. Trust that others can respect your feelings in the same fashion as you respect theirs. A sincere willingness to see things from another point of view is the key to establishing an emotional connection. Be the friend you wish to have and watch how others respond in return.

Free falling

Finding your balance in such an unstable world is a daily practice. Shocking Uranus and surreal Neptune take turns rattling this accommodating Libra New Moon’s cage until you feel the urge to either fight or take flight. Try not to give in to either impulse, and engage in meaningful dialogue, instead. Communicating in a manner where you do more listening than talking is the first step to building bridges. Walking around in someone else’s shoes widens your perspective and deepens your empathy. Healthy relationships make for a happier personal existence.

Sadly, the cosmos offers no promise of peace, and you can’t expect anyone else to provide it either. Meditation, music, and the arts offer a variety of remedies for calming your spirit. Peace is not a destination or an ideal state of being, it is a spiritual path you commit to as an act of self-love and preservation.

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Set intentions during this New Moon with these helpful tools:

Tarot Card for this New Moon:

Two of Swords

Swords represent the Air signs (also note the clouds), and the Two indicates Libra’s need for relationships and reflection. The blindfold signifies the unseen, and the element of surprise is palatable with the electric Moon-Uranus opposition in the picture at this New Moon.

Crystals for this New Moon:

Celestite for peace & serenity
Hematite for grounding

Rhodochrosite for self-love and compassion

You may want to use one or more of the crystals listed above for your ritual work, meditation practice, or just as a talisman for your desk, under your pillow, or in your pocket.

Mixing metaphysical modalities opens the door to your intuition and deepens your connection to the cosmic energies at play. There are countless ways to blend divination methods so consider this as just one suggestion. The method that works best for you will be your own creation.

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A New Moon gives you the chance to clear your slate and state your intentions. Change is inevitable during this unconventional Libra New Moon, so be proactive and create transformation on your own. Plant your seed we’ve listed below, nurture it carefully over the next two weeks, and see what grows.

Aries Horoscope (March 21 – April 19)

Your restless spirit is itching to cut ties and hit the road if a current relationship isn’t performing up to your expectations. The accommodating Libra New Moon graces your 7th House of Relationships, but rebellious Uranus is lurking in the background, preparing to strike. Fleeing for the promise of a greener pasture is the course of least resistance for you independent Rams, but if your heart is already invested in someone, your escape may be detrimental to your long-term happiness. Initiate a dialogue in which feelings can be freely discussed in a kind and respectful manner. Dare to do things differently; stick around and talk it out. Your seed to plant: Harmonious relationships

Taurus Horoscope (April 20 – May 20)

An associate or long-term ally might drop a bombshell, or perhaps you are the one with a surprising revelation, but in either case keep your ears and eyes wide open. The friendly Libra New Moon shadows your 6th House of Routine, inspiring you to choose cooperation over competition when given the chance. Authenticity counts when it comes to communication with co-workers and those you bump into on a regular basis. Move past the small talk and find out what makes others tick. Sharing your heart enables you to establish common ground. Your seed to plant: Productive collaborations

Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – June 20)

Your inner artist can’t wait any longer — your thoughts are spinning mysteries and your dreams are invading your work. The graceful Libra New Moon dances in your 5th House of Romance, and you wish everyone could see the world through your colorful lens. You might be tempted to break free from a group project if you tire of the slow pace, thinking you will shock others with your creative masterpiece. But the real surprise occurs if you change your perspective from one of entitlement to one of service. The collective buzz of minds and hearts working for the same cause generates an electrical magic that’s impossible to replicate alone. Your seed to plant: Artistic creations

Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – July 22)

Surprising news at work or out in the community can set your nerves on edge, and you wish you could head for the safe harbor of home before anything else happens. Change doesn’t come easily for you Crabs, and you prefer a warning before someone rocks your world during this otherwise delightful Libra New Moon’s visit to your 4th House of Roots. The good news is you have a cozy comfort zone at home where you can release your worries and rest your weary heart. But you can’t escape reality now; your empathy skills are needed to help channel the change in a positive direction. However, you must honor your personal sanctuary and leave your stress at the door. Serenity starts from within. Your seed to plant: Inner tranquility

Leo Horoscope (July 23 – Aug. 22)

Your generosity blossoms in the company of like-minded friends who not only support your ideas, but add their own unique contributions to the party. The Libra New Moon shakes up your 3rd House of Communication, emphasizing the need for everyone to be on the same page. You may want to pack your suitcase as an unexpected opportunity to broaden your horizons either domestically or internationally is calling your heart. Casual connections are a catalyst for change, and building stronger relationship bonds paves the way for further cooperation and collaboration down the road. Learning keeps you young. Your seed to plant: Fruits of knowledge

Virgo Horoscope (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

You would rather reorganize your closets — or anyone else’s — than engage in an intense conversation with someone who is challenging your values. However, the bridge-building Libra New Moon darkens the door of your 2nd House of Self-Esteem, and you may have no choice in the matter if you want to restore peace in your world. Chaos and confusion are likely when it comes to financial business or shared resources, so it is prudent to act proactively by discussing all the details with everyone involved. Don’t let an unpleasant surprise ruin an otherwise harmoniously beneficial arrangement. Communication solves problems before they happen. Your seed to plant: Abundance and prosperity

Libra Horoscope (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

Happy Birthday, Libra! You are a true champion of justice and beauty, and the world needs your superhero powers now more than ever. This Libra New Moon sets off fireworks in your 1st House of Self, empowering you to polish your image and redefine your priorities. Use your creative flair for personal transformation and take your game to the next level. Start fresh by setting ambitious goals and communicating your needs to your support network. People are so used to you accommodating them that you might have to spell it out before they realize what you want. Your kindness is sweeter than the icing on your cake. Your seed to plant: Self-love

Scorpio Horoscope (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

You’re walking around in a dream state, floating through your regular responsibilities and ghosting on social obligations when you can get away with it. Escaping the mundane is the only item on your agenda while the romantic Libra New Moon plays its song in your 12th House of Mystery. Tapping into your intuition is almost as natural as breathing now, if you can relinquish your attachment to the familiar routine and let yourself float out into nothing. Secrets are waiting to be discovered if you are willing to dive deep enough to find them. Meditation, metaphysics, and music are quick access points to the divine. Buried treasure is yours for the taking. Your seed to plant: Spiritual explorations

Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

Your feelings intensify with no place to go, and your need to strike out on your own may be so fierce that you bolt without considering the consequences. Following a whim jeopardizes your stability in your social network, but sometimes listening to your heart means taking the unmarked path. The Libra New Moon’s presence in your 11th House of Hopes and Dreams asks you to rethink your solo act for the benefit the group. Find a way to weave your unique thread into the larger quilt and you can have the best of both worlds. The truth is, what you create together is much better than anything you could make on your own. Your seed to plant: Faith in the future

Capricorn Horoscope (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

You like to think you’ve mastered the work/home balancing act, but this ambiguous Libra New Moon’s emphasis on your 10th House of Career challenges your expertise at compartmentalizing. Disruptions on the home front spill over into your professional life and denial is not a viable option. Thankfully, proactive communication with your boss and co-workers establishes an atmosphere of cooperation and trust. Accessing a place of inner serenity allows you to regain control of the situation, and earns the appreciation of all those involved. Some foundations need to crumble before stronger ones can be built. Your seed to plant: Recognition and reward

Aquarius Horoscope (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

Running away rarely solves anything, but that might not stop you from jumping on a plane and testing that theory. The lovely Libra New Moon is knocking at your 9th House of Travel and the horizon is tugging at your wanderlust. Change is in the air, but it is unknown if the lightning will strike you before you have a chance to strike first. Be bold and claim what is rightfully yours; communicating your plans leaves the least collateral damage in your wake. A personal revolution comes at a cost, but stretching your wings is the only way you can learn how to fly. Your seed to plant: Amazing adventures

Pisces Horoscope (Feb. 19 – March 20)

You enjoy swimming with other like-spirited Fish, but you may find yourself questioning the dynamics of a close partnership if you sense an inequity of power or an unwillingness to share resources. This pleasure-seeking Libra New Moon in your 8th House of Intimacy is a harbinger of changes to come in your relationship world. Shine the light of self-awareness as you accept the invitation to dance with your shadow. Untangling your personal desires from someone else’s needs is complicated but necessary as you sort out your goals from your dreams. In a sudden flash, your priorities become crystal clear if you are willing to bypass your fears and follow your heart. Your seed to plant: Personal transformation

Content written by Morgan Friday

Part of the Daily Insight Group ©2017

Moon Diary: Electric Moon New Moon in Libra, 26 degrees, 19th October, 2017

by Jane Lyle

From The Astrology Room

 

Snap and crackle – this Libran new Moon flicks a switch and offers an electrifying moment of illumination for the month ahead.

This could be a very positive, exciting time to get unusual ideas across to a wider audience, or to try something brand new and a little unconventional. The Moon’s tight stand-off with revolutionary Uranus in Aries emphasises restlessness and rebellion, and is likely to symbolise upheavals in many relationships, alliances, and even governments.

With Libra and Aries, there’s the me-and-you, us-and-them theme that’s part of the current zeitgeist and the Jupiter-Uranus stand-off of 2017. With the Moon ruling the masses (that’s all of us), crowds and groups will be extremely eager to express their feelings in this buzzy atmosphere.

On a personal level, there could be sudden attractions or sudden break-ups and disagreements. But when you look more closely, you’ll realise that this pattern has been building up for quite a while – you may have met the ‘sudden’ attraction briefly some time ago, or been feeling unfulfilled and restricted by a relationship, friendship, or professional partnership.

Time, then, for a new Moon shake up and a sprinkling of surprises. A few lightning bolts may shock us, jolting us into awareness. Uranus often stirs up electrical storms – these can manifest quite literally sometimes. Watch the skies!

Sensible Saturn in fiery Sagittarius makes a helpful aspect with the Moon and Uranus. It may help to keep things from getting out of hand – at least, if we care to listen to wise advice, or proceed with some caution. The partnership between Saturn and Uranus has been a 2017 theme – it means that we can blend what’s established with what’s innovative in creative, imaginative ways. However, aspects like this require the patience and maturity to bring things down to earth, and Saturn rewards hard work – the vivid, disruptive ideas of Uranus are not enough on their own.

If this new Moon activates your personal horoscope do be open to fresh thoughts, quirky ideas, and unusual friendships that may come your way. They could lead on to some fascinating and successful outcomes.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, October 19th

Claire Petulengro

From The Astrology Room

 

ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)
You think you’re lucky to have all the the positives in your life, but you deserve every single one of them. Try not to let new faces intimidate you. You have earnt your place in life and the respect that comes with it.

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)
Life isn’t about finding yourself Taurus, it’s about creating yourself. Being fair to family and admitting the truth rather than half-truths, can help you feel like a better version of yourself.

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)
The relationship sector of your chart brings out the need in you to ask others what they want long term. This could be difficult for those of you in new relationships. Go easy on new situations or you could scare them off.

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)
You can afford to believe that something wonderful is about to happen. You have worked so hard this year to learn from and to move on from the past. Phone calls and e mails bring an offer for a better future your way.

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)
You won’t be able to stop yourself from saying what you think or how you feel, which should make today one of your most interesting for some time. Expect those you care for to convince you of what they want.

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)
That tired feeling begins to disappear and it is replaced by one of excitement. You know that memorable times are ahead and you’re ready to trust in your dreams.

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)
Try to listen when others speak. It will help you to gain the respect which I know is so important to a sign such as you. You don’t have to put up with that person’s rude behaviour.

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)
Venus the planet of love brings out your flirtatious side and you could find yourself being overly friendly just out of a sense of mischief. Work is where your energy is best directed as you can tie up something you lost control of last month.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)
Stop worrying so much about how things look to others and instead think about how they feel to you. Your sense of justice is brought to the fore by a lie you know has been told. Use Mercury to act as peacemaker.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)
The first step binds on to the second and so on you go my friend. Try to be careful telling new faces about your past. It doesn’t hurt to leave a little to the imagination my friend.

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)
You open your eyes to what is really going on around you. No longer do you feel the need to turn a blind eye. You want all cards on the table. A split in your circle brings surprise.

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)
In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take Pisces. That is why it is important that you listen to your heart and try to communicate. Today could be your last chance to lay your heart on the line.

If You Were Born Today, October 19th

You are self-expressive and animated in speech. Your memory is outstanding when it comes to the “little things” that you pick up from others and when it comes to the past. You are curious and possess a dual nature–sometimes chatty and rational, and other times withdrawn and moody. You are quite determined and possess resolve. With good business sense and the ability to “read” people well, you are likely to enjoy much success in life as you age. You have the rare gift of the capacity to be assertive and charming at the same time. You are charming, creative, and personable.

Famous people born today: Evander Holyfield, John Lithgow, John Le Carre, Robert Reed, Jason Reitman, Desmond Harrington.

Get A Jump On Tomorrow….

Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, October 19th

Claire Petulengro, Astrologer

From The Astrology Room

ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)
All great achievements require time. You have been trying to rush something that is better left to time to solve. Keeping your eye on what you want the final result to be can help you stay on the path to success.

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)
Saturn makes your life a more interesting place to be. You’re able to work out with ease who is good for your life and who has been leading you up a very windy path. From today you realise who you no longer want in your life.

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)
You still have a lot of work to do to get to where you want to be. Rather than rush your journey, why not try to stop and take in the view. There are some interesting paths to the side you have not noticed.

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)
It’s been hard for you to work out what your close ones want lately. You’ve both needed time to think with the dramatic aspects affecting us all. You’re about to come to a series of decisions which make your life a better place to be.

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)
People from your past are on your mind more than usual. You may even be thinking of getting in contact with someone you haven’t seen in a long time. Think about where this could lead before you do.

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)
Mars makes it hard for you to tell the truth. Honesty seems boring to you right now, but it’s only by sticking the truth that you will find out if you and a certain person can really work.

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)
You’ve got to start somewhere and you want to start over. Luckily for you the stars hand you the gift of charm. It will be easy for you to get others to give you what you want.

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)
Jealousy rears its head and is going to make it hard for you to see reason. Knowing how far is too far to go with your behaviour can make all the difference between a relationship continuing or ending.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)
That unsettled feeling which made for such a difficult start to the month, slowly but surely starts to disappear. You begin to realise that you haven’t exactly been helping yourself. You can and you will though, now that Mars is on your side.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)
Your energy levels were low, but now they slowly and surely start to improve. Foreign countries, contacts and names all make for a more exciting end to the year than the beginning of it.

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)
More than one new attraction could be making life difficult for many of your sign. You’re ready to explore life and to follow your heart. Don’t repeat gossip you hear. It’s more sensitive than you’ll first realise.

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)
You’ve said and done some things you now regret. You think you can’t move on from this, but you can and will. In fact my friend, events which take place today give you more than one opportunity to do so.

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 Daily Influences for Thursday, October 19th

 

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
September 11, 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 Giving Pagans A Bad Name If…


  • You insist that your boss call you “Rowan Starchild” because otherwise you’d sue for religious harassment.
    (Score double for this if you don’t let that patronizing bastard call you “Mr. or Ms. Starchild.”)
  • You’ve ever confused the Prime Directive with the Wiccan Rede.
  • You’ve ever cast a spell with twenty-sided dice.
  • You said it was bigotry when they didn’t let you do that ritual in front of city hall. It had nothing to do with the skyclad bit.
  • You picketed The Craft and Hocus Pocus, but thought that the losers who picketed The Last Temptation of Christ needed to get lives.
  • You’ve ever publicly claimed to be an elf, alien, vampire, faerie, or demigod, and been genuinely surprised when not everyone took you seriously.
  • You’ve ever publicly claimed to be the reincarnation of Gardner, Merlin, Aleister Crowley, King Arthur, Cleopatra, Morgana Le Fay, or Jim Henson, and been genuinely surprised when not everyone took you seriously.
  • You’ve suddenly realized in the middle of a ritual that you weren’t playing D&D.
  • You’ve failed to realize at any point in the ritual that you weren’t playing D&D.
  • You’ve suddenly realized that you are playing D&D.
  • Your Book of Shadows is a rulebook for Vampire: The Masquerade with notes in the margins.
  • You’ve ever effected an Irish or Scottish accent and insisted that it was real.
  • You talk to your invisible guardians in public.
    (Score double if you save places for them in crowded restaurants)
    (Score triple if you admit to having sex with them)
  • You’ve ever claimed to have met the Vampire Lestat or Dracula.
    (Score double if you got into a fight and escaped)
    (Score triple if it was no contest)
  • You own a ceremonial bong.
  • You’ve ever tried something you saw on Sabrina, The Teenage Witch
  • You’ve ever had to go along with someone’s ludicrous story because it was twice as likely to be true than most of the crap you spout.
  • You expect your employer to exempt you from the random drug testing because of your religion.
  • You’ve won an argument by referencing Drawing Down the Moon, knowing damn good and well they haven’t read it either.
  • You’ve ever referenced the Great Rite in a pick-up line.
  • Someone has had to point out to you that you do not enter a circle “in perfect love and perfect lust.”
    (Score double if you argued the point.)
  • You claim to be a famtrad (hereditary), but you’re not.
    (Score double if you had to tell people you were adopted to pull this off.)
  • You claim to be a descendant of one of the original Salem Witches.
    (Score to a lethal degree if you don’t get this one.)
  • Someone once lost their boat delivering your ritual incense from Mexico.
  • You’ve ever used tongue delivering the fivefold kiss.
    (score double if you did it more than once.)
  • You’ve ever used reincarnation as the intro for a pick up line.
    (You may deduct this point if it worked.)
  • You think it’s perfectly reasonable to insist that, since every tradition is different, and no one tradition is right, there’s no reason not to do things your way.
  • You request Samhain, Beltaine, and Yule off and then bitch about working Christmas.
  • The thing that drew you to the Craft was the potential to dance with naked members of the opposite sex.
  • You strip in a club like the one in Porky’s under your craft name, and consider it highly appropriate.
  • You’ve ever been psychically attacked by someone who conveniently held a coven position you crave, and suddenly had a glimpse into their mind so you could see how evil they were.
  • You’ve ever achieved position or influence in a coven by sleeping with half of it.
  • You claim yourself as a witch because how early you were trained by the wise and powerful such-and-such. Of whom nobody has heard.
  • You complain about how much the Native Americans copied from Eclectic Wiccan Rites.
  • You’re not a hereditary witch but you have a good disposition to it because your ancestors (the ones before your German parents) were Native American or Irish.
  • You don’t know the difference between Irish and Scottish, and you alternately claim to be both.
  • You think it’s your Pagan Duty to support the IRA, not because of any political beliefs you might share, but because, damn it, they’re IRISH.
  • You think the number of Wiccan books you own is far more important than the number you have read, regardless of the fact that most of your books are for beginners.
  • You hang out with people who each match at least fifteen of these traits.
  • You recognize many of these traits in yourself, but this test isn’t about you. But, boy, it’s right about those other folks.

–Cather Steincamp

THE ANCIENT ART

Once upon a time, a long time ago, there were people who believed in laughter, joy and love. They believed in many deities, but the most important to them was their Great Mother Goddess. They believed in and lived with the powers of Nature. They reveled in the Wind, the Rain, the Snow and the Sunlight. They marveled at and revered the changing of the seasons and saw therein great excitement and wisdom to be gained. They knew that if they tended, cared for and loved the Earth, in return She would provide for, care for and love them. They saw that all around them the world was filled with Life, much as their own but in many different and wonderful forms. They felt the life of the flowers, plants and trees and respected them for that life essence. They looked about and observed all the many types of animals and saw that they were kindred to them and loved them. They felt and observed the great Love of the Goddess all about them and knew kinship with the Moon. They were practitioners of The Old Religion, worshipers of The Great Mother.

Witch! The very word instantly invokes visions for each of us, visions which vary greatly from individual to individual. Many of these visions, however, are quite false, brought about by many centuries of severe persecutions, misrepresentations, prejudice and, in recent years, lack of knowledge. Witchcraft! What is it really?

Witchcraft is the oldest, most irrepressible religion in the world because it stimulates the intellect, promotes a simple, practical way of life and, most
importantly, is emotionally satisfying. Its roots lie in the ancient Matriarchal systems of Goddess worship. A religion of Nature in which the primary deity is female (The Essence of Femininity, The Earth Mother, The Great Mother, etc.).

It was easy for the Wise Ones to look at the world around them and see the great importance of Feminine Principle. The female was, indeed, the one who bore the young, perhaps the most magickal of all events to ancient man. Then, she played by far the most important role in rearing the young, being totally responsible for feeding, for without her milk there was no life past birth. She was responsible for the teaching and early care of the young. In all youths the greatest comfort and nurturing love were connected with the mother. These revelations and experiences could hardly lead to any other choice than the total reverence and deification of the female.

Although The Great Mother is the most important deity, Witches do, generally, recognize many Goddesses and/or Gods and are, therefore, polytheistic. The tenets of Witchcraft are few but all-encompassing, for with three simple Universal Observations all of life can be explained and understood:

1) Reincarnation – Mortality
2) Cause & Effect – Magick
3) Retribution – Morality

Reincarnation enlightens the Witch to the fact that, as we come to this material world over and over in a series of learning periods, or lifetimes, we will eventually have to experience all things, be all things, understand all things. This creates a great tolerance for other viewpoints in the Witch.

Cause & Effect, and an understanding of it, allows the Witch to see what makes the world work and how to live most efficiently. It gives them a great advantage in that it explains the working of Magick.

Retribution shows the Witch, in graphic terms, that every thought one might have, every action one may take, is returned in like kind. This realization forms the basis of the Moral Code of the Witch.

The Patriarchal Societies which evolved in later times had no tolerance for the Goddess religions and systematically set out to destroy the material vestiges, kill or convert the adherents and wipe out all knowledge of them. They destroyed the temples and other places of worship, desecrated the sacred groves and magickal places, attempted to pervert the old deities, mutilated and totally suppressed sacred art, tore down libraries and burned books, tortured and killed the practitioners of the Old Religions, demeaned, persecuted and oppressed women in general and passed strictly enforced laws which made theirs the State Religion and forbade all other viewpoints.

Despite the centuries of insidious persecution, deliberate destruction and perversions at the hands of the Christian Conspirators, Witchcraft has survived.

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The Witches Digest for Tuesday, October 17th (Part 3, Horoscopes & Daily Divination)

The Witches Digest for Tuesday, October 17th

(Part 3, Horoscopes & Daily Divination)

Your Weekly Karmic Forecast: October 15 – 21, 2017

The Karmic Tools Weekly Forecast covers the current planetary transits which affect people in different ways and to various degrees of intensity. Take notice when it is a Personal planet (Sun / Moon / Mercury / Venus / Mars) interacting with a Social (Jupiter/Saturn) or Collective planet (Uranus / Neptune/Pluto). And pay extremely close attention when it is a Social planet interacting with a Collective planet because that means something *big* is brewing that will move large groups of people along their evolutionary paths. Tuning in to the energy and rhythm of the planets can serve as a useful *guide* as you move along your Individual Path. It also helps to understand your place within the context of the larger Social & Collective Story. Below, you will find out how these energies tend to manifest, as well as guidance and direction.

*NOTE*There are some days when there are NO CONTACTS (besides the Moon), please note that there are no missing entries, we just list the actual Activations of each week + the day they happen.  

Weekly Forecast: October 15 – 21, 2017

10/15 ~ Mercury (thoughts) ~oppose~ Uranus (radical shift): 

This energy tends to make your mind work in over-drive. Not that you think too much, but rather you may tend to think, speak and process information faster than usual. However, when you are moving that fast, sometimes you can overlook something vital. The negative expression of this energy tends to make you feel scattered and disorganized, but the positive side of it is making those brilliant connections that are normally just out of reach. Your perception and intuition are picking up so much in such a short period of time that you will want to review the details later to ensure you didn’t overlook something crucial to your development. You may be impatient with same-old/same-old routine but check in with your body to make sure it is not just your monkey mind playing tricks on you. It is a good time to breathe and be flexible because if you are impatient with this energy, you are more likely to make mistakes. Anytime Uranus is involved, radical shifts and ah-ha moments are totally possible on an internal level, however, on an external level you may tend to blurt things our without proper forethought. Be sure to engage your Heart and some kind of filter, especially when communicating with others this week.

10/16 ~ Sun (source & essential Self) ~sextile~ Saturn (organization & structure):

This energy is good for getting serious and organized because the Sun also brings some much-needed clarity. With Saturn involved, practical actions based on responsible assessments will be rewarded, whereas, blowing things off or leaving loose ends will cost you (usually fairly immediately, the instant karma way). Even if this should happen to you, it is not personal, but Saturn’s way of showing you (immediately) where your current limitations are. That’s good info to have when making choices & decisions. This activation gives you access to self-discipline and the ability to consider all your options before deciding on anything. This is a good time to focus on your professional goals if possible, and start making a solid, feasible plan for the future. If you need to, seek the advice of a trusted wise elder (anyone with more knowledge/experience than you ; -)) And if you can’t actually DO something in the direction of your goals today, take the time to meditate and connect to your plan mentally.

10/18 ~ Mercury (ideas, thoughts & concepts) ~conjunct~ Jupiter (expansion & learning):

It is time to expand your thinking & develop more conscious awareness! This is a powerful energy assisting you on many levels. You will make connections easily & quickly that help you integrate newly acquired information or knowledge, making you appear psychic (or at least lucky) to others. At this time, you can connect with your Highest ideal and most broad outlook for your life, and you may feel that you are finally ready to live your Truth. You are so connected to your own ideal that you naturally give others permission to live their Truth as well, creating an atmosphere of tolerance that feeds all involved. The challenge with this energy is going too ‘broad’ and missing details that are vital to your success. You will also miss out on crucial information if you are too overconfident and/or self-righteous in any way. Remain humble, knowing that your way works for you, but it may not work for others (and vice versa). And it is ALL okay! If you remain centered in the Light and your own Heart, this energy gives you a little boost to whatever you are creating at this time.

Venus in Libra: Cooperative, Loving, Balanced

October 14 – November 7, 2017


 

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 October 17: Watch for zodiacal light, or false dawn

This light can be noticeable and easy to see from latitudes relatively close to Earth’s equator, for example, like those in the southern U.S. Earthsky’s Deborah Byrd has seen it many times from the latitude of southern Texas, sometimes while driving a lonely highway far from city lights, in the hour or so before true dawn begins to light the sky. In that case, the zodiacal light can resemble the lights of a city or town just over the horizon. Meanwhile, skywatchers in the northern U.S. or Canada sometimes say, wistfully, that they’ve never seen it, although in recent years we’ve seen many photographs of the zodiacal light taken from those northerly latitudes.

You need a dark sky location to see the zodiacal light, someplace where city lights aren’t obscuring the natural lights in the sky. The zodiacal light is a pyramid-shaped glow in the east before dawn (or after twilight ends in the evening, if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere now). It’s even “milkier” in appearance than the starlit trail of the summer Milky Way. It’s most visible before dawn at this time of year because, as seen from the Northern Hemisphere, the ecliptic – or path of the sun, moon and planets – stands nearly straight up with respect to the eastern horizon before dawn now. As seen from the Southern Hemisphere, the same is true of the western horizon after true darkness falls.

The zodiacal light can be seen for up to an hour or so before true dawn begins to break. Once again, look for it about 120 to 80 minutes before sunrise. Unlike true dawn, though, there’s no rosy color to the zodiacal light. The reddish skies at dawn and dusk are caused by Earth’s atmosphere, and the zodiacal light originates far outside our atmosphere. When you see the zodiacal light, you are looking edgewise into our own solar system. The zodiacal light is actually sunlight reflecting off dust particles that move in the same plane as Earth and the other planets orbiting our sun.

Bottom line: No matter where you are on Earth, your local autumn is the best time to see the zodiacal light before dawn. Spring is the best time to see it in the evening.

A Little Humor for Your Day

Signs Your Child Might Be A Witch

  • Your child asks to use the broom to cleanse, I mean clean, their room.
  • There is always a steak knife missing.
  • Your smallest pan keeps disappearing and reappearing, and always smells like ashes and potpourri.
  • All your candle holders are missing.
  • They now enjoy going to the fabric store with you and they want thread, ribbon and cloth of every color of the rainbow.
  • Their Christmas and Birthday wish lists consist of: a white or black full length bathrobe, blank journal books, window box herb gardens and a box of candles in assorted colors.
  • You just figured out that every full or new moon your child asks to have 3 friends spend the night; and strangely they are very quiet all night.
  • Your child now says “Merry Meet Again” every morning to you and whenever they leave they say “Merry Part”.
  • Your recipe cards are disappearing and when you do find them you can’t make since of the recipe since it doesn’t require any actual cooking.
  • Your child has a new ID bracelet that reads something like “RavenMoon” “StarWolf” or “SunDragon”
  • Your child asks you one day for a compass, four pails of paint; blue, green, red, and yellow, so that they can paint their room correctly.
  • They insist that their first car be the color brown and have a license plate that says BROOM.
  • Their pillows are now filled with all your potpourri.
  • You ask your child to rake up the autumn leaves in the yard, and they come back with a small stick and a large stick; which you later find to have shiny objects on them and unidentifiable etchings.
  • Once a jar gets emptied in your house it ends up in your child’s room filled with various objects like pins, needles, hair, honey, paper, and soil.

And that’s all Folks!

The Witches Digest for Monday, October 16th (Part 3, Horoscopes & Divination)

 

The Witches Digest for Monday, October 16th

(Part 3, Horoscopes & Divination)

When You’re Going Through Hell, Keep Going

How outer planet transits are shaking up your life


Outer planets Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are heavy hitters. These guys mean business, and when they transit a personal planet (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars) or angle in your chart by close degree, you can count on upsets in your world.

Right now, if you’re a Mutable sign (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) then you’re the winner of a Neptune in Pisces and Saturn in Sagittarius transit. And if you’re a Cardinal sign (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn), you have the simultaneous transit of Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn.

When I consult with my clients, or even look around the lives of my own family members, I see the fascinating difference that each type of outer planetary transit has in their world. The common theme is change through developmental tension, ultimately leading to personal growth. For each outer planet that transits something vital in your horoscope, it can feel like you’re going through the muck. I’m reminded of the famous Winston Churchill quote these days more than ever:

“When you’re going through hell, keep going.”

Easier said than done, right? And yet, we humans are a resilient bunch. We can take so much pressure from the outside world — and even from our own creation — and not only manage to survive, but thrive.

Even hell has an end

What resonates most about this quote as I apply it to astrological cycles is the reminder that even hell has an ending. Eventually, you’ll get out and come to the other side of pain. Eventually, you’ll see the light again. Yet the only way to ensure that is to keep going through the darkness.

While it’s true that every outer planetary transit to your horoscope has the commonality of morphing your world through a series of stressful circumstances, it’s important to note that each outer planet has a very different style, or modus operandi, with which he accomplishes this.

I thought it might be helpful to briefly clarify the differences so that when you or someone you know experiences a transit, you’ll have an idea of how the specific outer planet goes about achieving his mission.

What Saturn transits can teach

Saturn transits change through restrictive, limiting and sometimes overbearing circumstances. Saturn is also discipline, responsibility and authority. There are many different ways in which this can happen. Let’s say you’re having a Saturn transit to your 10th House of Career. This angle of the chart is concerned with your status in life, your professional goals and ambitions, and authority figures in your world.

When Saturn comes to this point in your horoscope (and we all get this transit about once every 29 years) it can either be an incredible career pinnacle, where you’re recognized as the authority in your industry, or it can be a time of drudgery, where, in the eyes of the boss, your best is never good enough.

The positive end of this transit uses the most illuminative qualities of Saturn to help you master your goals. The shadow is felt as roadblock after roadblock as you work ferociously to get your name out there. Either way Saturn crystalizes what he touches. That’s how he teaches.

Uranus can shake you awake

What if Uranus was transiting the same angle in your chart? Uranus is the great awakener of the zodiac. He presents radical change in our life in the most sudden, unexpected way. When transiting Uranus crosses your 10th house you can expect sudden opportunity in career or a sudden change in status (going from married to divorced or divorced to married are examples).

This is also a time of waking up to what liberates you in terms of your life direction and following it. Uranus teaches by destabilizing what it touches, forcing us to accommodate to these shifts and get in touch with our brilliance.

Neptune transits point to gain through loss

How about good old Neptune? Neptune dissolves what it touches. When you have a Neptune transit, something — or someone — tends to slip through your fingers. This can also be a time of tremendous idealism because of the extraordinary spiritual component of Neptune.

A transit of Neptune to your 10th house can result in a major ego loss professionally or personally. There might be a scandal involving you that obliterates your reputation if you have been going down an unsavory path. Alternatively, this might be a time you decide to follow your imaginative career goals and pursue that opportunity in music, film, photography or the healing arts.

What will disappear during this transit is your attachment to the status in life you held before Neptune arrived. Neptune transits teach us by softening us up enough to allow illumination in.

Surrendering to planet Pluto

And then there’s Pluto. This planet, more than any other, likes it in hell. He is, after all, the God of the underworld. When you’re having a Pluto transit you know it because the pain you endure can be brutal. Pluto teaches through elimination. He kills off what you no longer need — what is actually impeding you from soul growth.

The more you fight Pluto on this, the harder your transit will be. Do yourself a favor and when Pluto comes calling, prepare to surrender. You’re only job during a Pluto transit is to accept the transformation. Even if it hurts. Especially when it hurts.
Pluto is the planet of power, and if he happens to transit your 10th house you can either arrive at an incredible position of power (sometimes notoriety) professionally, or you can fall from a position of power if you’ve been abusing your clout.

Either way, Pluto teaches you that with great power comes great responsibility and if you’re not using it for the greater good, when he transits your 10th house he’s going to rip it right away.

So, are you going through hell right now? Join the club. My advice? Keep it moving.

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Your Weekly Love Horoscopes for October 16th

Sarah Bartlett, Astrologer

From the Astrology Room

With Jupiter now in intense Scorpio for the next twelve months or so, secrets will come out, deeper feelings will be revealed and there will be eyebrows raised and passions aroused.

But for this week, make the most of the sun’s last fling in Libra to make it clear that you require and need a little lightness and frivolity in your life too.

 

ARIES

If you’re not in a position of equality with someone, then you’ll do you’re utmost to get there. You radiate well-being, and intuitively know how to deal with anything from supporting your partner, to the right moment to create romance in your world. Indulge a little in your own power-trip this week, it’s you’re right.

 

TAURUS

It’s easy to get stuck in some kind of time warp about love and feelings. But to experience being loved, you must give out, not hold back. You must engage not defend, begin not end, take each cycle of giving and receiving as itself. And if attached, this week, the planets will take you to new frontiers and a deeper commitment.

 

GEMINI

Restless thoughts occur. And if you’ve promised the earth to someone special recently, perhaps it would be wise to think whether you can live up to those vows? I’m not saying you’re incapable of commitment, but taking the open road to freedom may be more tempting than domestic routine right now.

 

CANCER

This week navigate your life with vision and self-awareness, and whether you’ve decided to become an enterprising dragon or simply remain a loyal partner who honours their career, the time has come to love the one you’re with, yes, but love yourself too.

 

LEO

Bravely remind your partner that you have a voice, an opinion and personal goals. And if they say, ‘ I think you ‘ought’ to do this or that, then perhaps it would be worth reminding them that shoulds and oughts aren’t any longer in your vocabulary. By the end of the week, you discover emotional equilibrium again.

 

VIRGO

You’ve been going about your daily business of sharing and caring. If single, you’ve been happy being independent, favouring no one friend more than the other. But you have forgotten one person in all this, and that’s you. Remembering yourself is the best souvenir you could take home right now.

 

LIBRA

With the sun generating a desire in you to get on with life, it’s hardly surprising you’re going to be in your element. But how to live the dream when you’re surrounded by life’s daily worries?  ‘Oh, just take each day as it comes,’ says a friend. But not you, you want romantic action, so go out and get it now.

 

SCORPIO

It’s a hit and miss, on and off kind of week. But by the end of it, you remember that romantic dreams and mature relationships aren’t mutually exclusive. Time to try out passion with the one you love.  And if single? You learn that being passionate about yourself means someone new will love you too.

 

SAGITTARIUS

This week, observe how you react to your partner or admirers in both positive and negative ways. What are your love goals? What price giving up on your personal quest for someone else’s? This week is a great time for rekindling the flames of romance. But careful, don’t get too carried away by your fun-loving nature.

 

CAPRICORN

Why do you feel so passionate about someone that you can’t even be bothered to tidy your home? Or, maybe you’re horrified by your partner’s future plans when you thought that wanted to live the dream?  So, how to deal with this? Quite honestly, there’s nothing more you can do than indulge in you. Pamper yourself, get sensual and go with the flo

 

AQUARIUS

There’s a sense of a bright, brilliant future ahead. So make it a week for romantic adventure if single, and fulfilling all those travel plans if attached.  Worries about commitment or future instability are temporarily shelved, and you can sit back and enjoy the fun-side of life. Go and enjoy.

 

PISCES

Time to accept that you must honestly express your own needs, and also what you want for the future. With Neptune’s positive influence, now’s the time to make magic. So wave your romantic wand, and hey presto, start to live out those love visions, instead of just thinking about them.

Your Weekly Horoscopes for October 16th

Claire Petulengro, Astrologer

From the Astrology Room

 

ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)

If you can’t say anything good about anyone this week, then don’t say anything at all. I know you sometimes take things too far but that can be good as well as bad. Use this week to push your boundaries in a positive way. You can start by pushing for what you really want in your career, instead of just making do.

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)

Don’t be angry about the things which haven’t worked out in your life this year. Work on and focus on what has and can succeed. You may not realise it but the very person you have been trying to convince to be on your side has already switched to your allegiance. You were talking so much you just didn’t see.

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)

Jealousy rears its head for your sign and you may find yourself accusing your close ones of things they have not done. Know how far is too far to go when throwing around accusations. If you’re not careful you could undo all of the good work this month has seen you do so far. A new work connection comes via a social contact you make at the weekend.

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)

Financial matters come to a head and you have to make some important decisions about what is a priority in your life. Don’t take advice from others. Try to find the right answers by yourself, instead of listening to the guidance that those who are not in the loop may offer to you. Doing your sums before and not after Friday can make something which was not possible a reality.

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)

One of the greatest gifts you can give someone is the gift of attention. You may not realise it, but you have been neglecting the very faces you care about. Try to make a mental note of what your priorities should be. The written word is worth getting a second opinion on. Fellow Leos provide fun times if you’re willing to let out your softer side.

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)

Don’t be afraid of growing slowly Virgo. The only thing you should be afraid of is standing still. Your element of earth needs to take things slowly to build the base which you crave for longevity. Old talents come in handy as do old contacts. Don’t be afraid to contact those you used to have a business or even personal connection with.

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)

Big news and huge celebrations are evident in your stars. You have come so far my friend. I hope you are as proud of your progress as I am. Trips you make in the name of family pays dividends. You finally start to see with ease what and who needs to be a priority. Game playing in love this weekend is not an option.

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)

Try not to tell tales on those you work with as it will only come back on you if you do. Working hard this week is the key to you getting through what I see was a difficult beginning to the month. Don’t be afraid to ask if you do not know all the answers. It’s what will gain you the respect I know you seek.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)

Friendship isn’t a big thing, it’s a million little things. You find this out over the course of the next few days and it actually leads to you feeling like a more contented person. Cancelled travel plans are for a very valid reason so try not to be upset, but work on making better plans in their place.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)

It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice. Remember this Capricorn, especially where travel or business matters are concerned. Something you were about to give up on is given a boost by someone who was once on the opposing side. Going over figures more than once can help make sure you don’t run into silly mistakes

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)

Please try not to rush things in your life this week Aquarius. This is a time when attention to detail will mean everything. Animals seem to link to an introduction which makes you smile. Go the extra mile for family you have not seen for a while. They will not forget the effort you make for them at this time.

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)

What starts off as a friendship could lead to so much more by the time this week is over. You are no longer playing games in life but you are acting and speaking from the heart. This new attitude really suits you Pisces and should be responsible for the many positive changes this month will bring. Selling and buying also go well for you this week. Don’t be afraid to hold out for the real deal.

 

Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, October 16th

Aries

Aries
Aries

The first half of the day is strong for improvements to relationships or pairing up to accomplish something productive, dear Aries. You’re likely to feel good or accomplished regarding a commitment to someone or a project. Positive gestures and actions taken now have a real impact on your future. It’s a good time to take on tasks that you might put off on another day as you have a strong sense of responsibility now. As the day advances, there can be some restlessness if you feel hemmed in. Seek out ways to improve your projects and methods and avoid strict schedules if possible, as you need breathing room to feel inspired. It’s not the best time for work or routine matters to run smoothly, but you’re certainly ready to put in the effort.

Taurus

Taurus
Taurus

Work or health matters stand to gain or improve in the first half of the day, Taurus. Stable, steady energy is with you for getting important things done, and you can find yourself pleasantly absorbed in whatever you’re doing now. It feels good to commit to something now. You might draw upon the talents or resources of someone else to accomplish something significant. Work and health benefits from long-term strategy rather than quick fixes and this becomes obvious to you now. Draw up plans for improving your daily routines, and feel better for it! Feeling on top of the little things in your life can do great things for your confidence and outlook. The second half of the day is a little more restless. It may be that friends and lovers aren’t mixing well or that fears of having the rug pulled out from under you are interfering with the enjoyment of the moment. Try not to allow fear of change or surprise get in the way of your good mood.

Gemini

Gemini
Gemini

You are in a playful cycle these days, dear Gemini, as you seek out improved ways to express and enjoy yourself. However, in the first half of the day, you want to make tangible progress and make things work. If you stand to gain from it, you’re happy to settle into a routine or work hard towards a goal now. At the moment, you want to take care of matters that secure you in the long term rather than pursue instant gratification. You are happy to commit yourself to a task or even a person for some of you. The second half of the day can find you a little restless as your desire for comfort and familiarity is at odds with a need to connect or experiment. Uncertainty or unreliability in your social life may leave you feeling not as grounded or secure as you’d like. Even so, you’re likely to sense a coming together or mutual understanding is in the works with someone important to you.

Cancer

Cancer
Cancer

You’re in a great position to work on or from home in the first half of the day, dear Cancer, as the Sun in your home and family sector connects well with responsible Saturn in your sector of work and routine. It can be a good time for working at improving home life, family, or work, whether this entails working harder at finding peace with those closest to you, or making physical, tangible improvements to your environment. You take pride in the functionality of these areas of life right now. It’s a fine time to attend to practical details, rearrange, organize, and sort things out. The goal should be long-term satisfaction rather than quick fixes now. Later today, there can be a tendency for uncertainty about your long-term goals or general direction to interfere with your current projects and state of mind. However, in the coming days, good energy is with you for seeing the bigger picture and reaching some satisfying conclusions.

Leo

Leo
Leo

Good energy for practical matters continues in the first half of today, Leo. A positive conversation or helpful news might figure strongly now. This is a good time for improving a relationship with sincere communications or simply being there for someone. You’re giving good advice or making a verbal commitment. This can be a good time for making clarifications or definitions in a relationship. Long-term goals are in focus, and you enjoy putting effort towards attaining them now. Doing the responsible thing feels good today. Focus on organizing, sorting, strengthening, and building something in your life now. Later today, there can be tension as part of you needs to unwind, relax, or focus on building something you already have, while another part is tempted to branch out and see what else is out there for you. Both needs are valid, but staying in a state of indecision isn’t your favorite place to be.

Virgo

Virgo
Virgo

Good practical energy continues in the first half of the day, dear Virgo, and activities that remind you of the simple pleasures in life or that keep you grounded are favored. Moderate, measured actions make sense today. This is a time for finding ways to strengthen or stabilize your life in key ways, particularly when it comes to your valuables which may need some maintenance, your finances, or your home. This can also be a good time for investing in things that improve your feeling of security. It can be satisfying to be responsible today! The Moon in your sign all day can pull up emotional needs that want to grab your attention. The second half of the day may play into the impulsivity of this transit, which is best avoided now, however.

Libra 

Libra
Libra

In the first half of the day, efforts to strengthen or stabilize key areas of your life continue to be favored, dear Libra. This is a time for good advice, practical news, and mature conversations. It’s also a good time for studies, learning beneficial and handy things, and enjoying small accomplishments that nudge you closer to your goals. Later today, you may not feel ready or up to the task related to what someone proposes. Sometimes inaction is just as frustrating as adverse action, and this may cause some problems now. Even so, this is a time for respecting your boundaries and getting in touch with what you want before pushing forward, so give yourself emotional space and time.

Scorpio

Scorpio
Scorpio

There continues to be excellent common sense with you today, dear Scorpio, although as the day advances, restlessness can be a problem. This morning, getting time to yourself can be particularly helpful and grounding as you get in better touch with your needs. You prefer to work on worthwhile pursuits today as you’re looking for solid results. You’ll do particularly well pouring your energies into business or practical endeavors that will improve and strengthen you. You’re also in a good position to resolve a long-term problem from your past or to tie up loose ends. Later today, it can be difficult to fully relax and enjoy friendships or personal interests with some uncertainty about work or health on your brain.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius
Sagittarius

Continuing until midday, you are likely to see the value of slowing down and pacing yourself, dear Sagittarius. A Sun-Saturn connection favors efforts to stabilize, strengthen, commit, build, and maintain. For you, this is particularly the case with long-term projects, business income, friendships, group connections, and personal plans or health programs. Friends or groups can be supportive, and the practical or productive side of your relationships is in focus. This is a good time for gaining clout or respect with associates and networks or friends. As the day advances, energy shifts and there can be some mismatch between your desire to advance your goals and your need for entertainment. Or, for some of you, uncertainties in your personal life interfere with your concentration temporarily.

Capricorn

Capricorn
Capricorn

We continue to value realism and practicality in the first half of today, dear Capricorn, and this is right up your alley! It’s a good time to make decisions and to take steps towards meeting your goals or strengthening your position. Business endeavors are especially favored, and work that you did in the past or behind the scenes can come in handy now. This is a time for applying your inner wisdom and experience to your work and feeling particularly proud of yourself and your accomplishments or gaining recognition. Later today, you’re in the mood to connect with others, but uncertainties or inconsistencies related to home or family life can distract you.

Aquarius

Aquarius
Aquarius

The practical and focused energy of last night continues today, dear Aquarius, and you’re in a great position to advance a personal interest, study, or goal now. In fact, you can feel quite good about putting in extra effort or filling a responsibility now. With increased foresight, you’re in the right place for making decisions and assessments. Your sense of what’s possible is strong and serves you well. Friendships are favorable and supportive, particularly the practical side of your connections. Teaming up can be successful and productive now. Later today, distractions can interfere with your desire to go deep in a particular subject or endeavor. However, you’re moving towards an excellent time for discovering ideas and news that gives you great insight or relief.

Pisces

PIsces
Pisces

There continues to be excellent common sense and foresight with you in the first half of the day, dear Pisces. You can feel pleasantly ambitious now, and you may thoroughly enjoy focusing on or attending to the details of your work or plans. For some, this is an excellent time for consulting or cooperating with a boss, parent, teacher, or manager. You can feel happily devoted to an endeavor, and you might readily pick up the support of others if needed. While there is a practical theme to the day, as it advances there can be some restlessness stirred with others if you’re not entirely on the same page with them. For some, topics of money or resources and respect can be hot ones. Try to observe and avoid quick reactions to problems now.

 

Courtesy of Astrology Cafe

If You Were Born Today, October 16

You are gifted at communicating with charm, tact, and likeability. Your understanding of the nuances and subtleties of human nature aids in your considerable writing and acting ability. Communication is important to you, and although you can be moody in this respect (sometimes very talkative, and other times silent), you value human contact more than most. You are able to read a face or a gesture quickly. In love, you might be drawn to emotional or dramatic people.

Famous people born today: Angela Lansbury, Tim Robbins, Noah Webster, Suzanne Somers, Oscar Wilde.

Get A Jump On Tomorrow……

Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, October 17th

Aries

Aries

Aries

Mercury moves into your solar eighth house today and will influence this area of your chart until November 5th, dear Aries. During this transit, your attention turns to the hidden elements of life. You are picking up a lot more from your environment than usual, and seeing motives, subtleties, and power dynamics in your relationships and within yourself. There can be less impetus to share your ideas with others, with the possible exception of a trusted friend or partner with whom conversations can be frequent, during this cycle. You’re not as patient with conversation, information, or learning that feels frivolous or superficial. Today is influenced by a Mercury-Jupiter alignment that can open your mind to something you weren’t ready to see in the past or to a new opportunity. There can be excitement on mental levels. This is a fabulous time for investigation and research or invigorating communications. Talking about your feelings or confidential matters can be a sweet release, and you might learn something important in the process. For some, this can be a time for coming to a satisfying agreement or deal involving money or support.

Taurus

Taurus
Taurus

Jupiter recently entered your partnership sector for a stay of over a year, and today, Mercury moves into the same sector, dear Taurus. It’s for a shorter stay (until November 5th), but it’s great for generating ideas and plans for partnering up. This Mercury transit brings a stronger tendency to seek out others for opinions and decisions. It’s also a time when you seem to attract talkative and interested people into your life. This is not about having others make decisions for you, but rather for benefiting from collaboration and learning about your own ideas and perspective through stimulating conversations. Over the coming year, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for arriving at satisfying agreements with others and benefiting from your close connections. Mercury is now moving towards a conjunction with Jupiter and today, conversations with others stand out as special. It’s a great time for talking through difficulties or putting conflicts behind you. You’re given the benefit of the doubt now. You’re in good shape for public relations, connecting with a counselor or lawyer, and meeting with clients.

Gemini

Gemini
Gemini

Until November 5th, Mercury journeys through your sector of work, service, health, and routines, dear Gemini, making it a strong period for really sorting things out, organizing, and taking care of details. Mercury is particularly useful in this area of your chart! It may not be a time of notoriety or big decisions, but it’s a handy cycle for preparation, editing, learning new skills, and finding information that helps your health or work. If you can tame the tendency to fret, worry, and overthink things now, you can get a lot of things done. It’s a great time to shape up your daily routines. Today, Mercury is moving towards an alignment with Jupiter, and it can be an excellent time for opening up conversations with co-workers or people with whom you share your day, taking tests, going on interviews or consultations, seeing health care workers, and seeking out solutions to problems. This is a time for entertaining new approaches, methods, and ideas that can improve your life, starting little. You are feeling particularly hopeful about the future, and you should keep an eye open for opportunities to grow and expand your skills, a business, or project. For some of you, this is a great time to come together with a significant other and to see eye to eye with someone you care about.

Cancer

Cancer
Cancer

Jupiter recently moved into your sector of self-expression, joy, and entertainment, dear Cancer, and will stay there for over a year, bringing excellent opportunities for enjoying more channels to express and enjoy yourself. Mercury moves into this sector today and will transit here until November 5th, and you’re inclined to give more thought to or plan out what this will mean for you. This is a great time for sharing games or ideas with others, particularly as you’ve been more withdrawn than usual lately. You might take a few more risks when it comes to expressing yourself, learning, and connecting. You’re likely to gain a receptive audience now, as well. Today, Mercury moves towards an alignment with Jupiter, and you feel lucky! Communications of all kinds are emphasized, but especially those involving creative contacts, children, and romantic interests. Grand ideas regarding these things could emerge now. If you’re a typical Cancer, people don’t always describe you as an open book, but today, they may very well! Hobbies are exciting, and new interests or opportunities to enjoy yourself can present themselves.

Leo

Leo
Leo

Until November 5th, Mercury’s transit of your solar fourth house turns your thoughts to family, home, and personal matters, dear Leo. You may be keeping a little more to yourself during this cycle, but talks with family or roommates are set to increase. With the rest of the world, you may not always find the right words, just for the time being, but this gives you more time to reflect. Family and home life can be big topics now. There can be a lot of mental activity at home, possibly with learning and work, and there can be interesting tidbits coming your way through the family. You’re likely to need some personal space to arrive at decisions, and you’re inclined to dig deep as you make them, considering your heart more than usual. However, today your ideas are big and ambitious as Mercury and Jupiter come together. This is a wonderful time for sharing happy moments with people you care about. You’ll want to speak truths, and you’re inclined to talk about issues clearly and openly. It’s an excellent day for coming up with long-range plans.

Virgo

Virgo
Virgo

This is a wonderful day for entertaining big possibilities, dear Virgo, as Mercury and Jupiter come together in your sector of communications. Do be careful that you don’t take on too much simply because you’re feeling very optimistic, as you’ll regret it later when energy levels aren’t quite so high, but do look for opportunities to learn new things or expand your mind now. You’re in particularly good shape for dreaming up new ideas for projects, and you can feel thoroughly enthused about what you’re learning or communicating now. This is a time for seeing a way out of a problem or for understanding a matter more clearly, which comes as a relief. Mercury begins its transit of your communications sector today, where it will continue to influence until November 5th. During this cycle, your curiosity is piqued and you find yourself branching out, experimenting with new ideas, making connections, and perhaps taking short trips and getting out and about more often. You’re also more inclined to reach out to others. Siblings or classmates may come into stronger focus in your life. You’re eager to write, study, speak, or share ideas.

Libra 

Libra
Libra

Mercury moves out of your sign and into your resources sector today, dear Libra, where it will stay until November 5th. You’ll pay more attention to your practical matters, money, resources, talents, and business affairs during this cycle, giving these things more thought. Mercury is impartial, objective, and reasonable, and you can benefit from taking an objective look at your resources now. You may want to plan or map out some strategies for improving your relationship with money, or you could be coming up with fabulous ideas about how to use your resources more efficiently. Mercury is about to join Jupiter in this sector of your solar chart, bringing especially helpful energy to your day for making plans and entertaining fabulous ideas. Details may not get much attention now, but today is more about dreaming up possibilities than weighing yourself down with practicalities. The details will follow, in time. For now, it’s about pumping yourself up and thinking in big terms, particularly when it comes to business, money, and security or comfort matters. You can be excited about exploring and building on your talents. Give big purchases more thought, however.

Scorpio

Scorpio
Scorpio

Mercury enters your sign today, Scorpio, and you’ll host this intelligent, reasonable, and curious planet until November 5th. While there continues to be a strong emphasis on the sign just behind yours and your privacy sector, Mercury now moves into the light in your solar chart and meets up with Jupiter. You are beginning to share a little more, by talking, writing, and connecting with others. This is nevertheless a rather independent time for thinking – you’re a self-starter making executive decisions during this cycle. You are more willing to share your thoughts. Today, you’re likely to receive nice feedback or encouraging news, and you can discover surprising information. You are communicating persuasively, and others see you as especially wise and fair. Opportunities to expand your mind, to learn something valuable, or to resolve a conflict may present themselves now. This is not the best time for self-discipline or detailed analysis, but it’s fabulous for big-picture thinking and broad ideas. Enjoy this creative vision today.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius
Sagittarius

Mercury begins its transit of your privacy sector today, Sagittarius, where it will influence until November 5th. There is a move towards more insular but also more intuitive thinking during this almost three-week cycle. Decision-making may be solitary at times during this period, and it can take a little longer than usual as there can be so many variables to consider that it’s hard to come to definite conclusions! You think a lot about matters of the past, keep secrets, or simply spend more time in your own little world. With Mercury and your ruler, Jupiter, coming together in this sector, you’re likely to see a matter far more clearly today. Hindsight is valuable now, as it helps you move forward. This is also a time for drawing upon your wisdom and helping others. This can be an excellent time to open up about a private matter with someone you trust. You may have a significant meeting or event that occurs behind the scenes or a new understanding of an issue that has weighed heavily on your conscience. You see things in a more positive and forgiving light, and this is powerful.

Capricorn

Capricorn
Capricorn

Until November 7th, you’ll have more contact with friends, groups, and associates, Capricorn, as Mercury now transits your solar eleventh house. You can pick up some very useful information through others during this period that subtly but effectively enhances your communications. It’s a good time for sharing your knowledge with others. This is also a time for entertaining non-traditional ideas and experimenting with new thoughts, interests, and studies or projects. You have more enthusiasm for your dreams and plans. Mercury’s alignment with Jupiter influences the day and points to potential opportunities to learn, share, and enjoy friendships. Mental connections and contacts are made. There can be wonderful conversations with friends and hopeful new projects on the horizon. It may not be the most sensitive of times, but it can be a useful influence for resolving conflicts. Thinking in big, broad terms can help you come up with innovative new ideas and plans. Details may not get attention today, but they can be sorted out later. Now is the time for stretching your mind and entertaining exciting possibilities.

Aquarius

Aquarius
Aquarius

Mercury moves into your solar tenth house of career and reputation, dear Aquarius, where it will transit until November 5th. You’re inclined to give more thought to your responsibilities, plans, work, and reputation during this cycle. You’re also more accountable for what you communicate and more aware of how you are coming across when you speak or write. Others may recognize you for your ideas or intelligence, and this is rewarding. This cycle is often useful for making business contacts and connections or for learning more about your field. You might find yourself in the position to make decisions about your life direction and career now. A Mercury-Jupiter alignment influences today and you’re hungry to learn new things and to come to conclusions and resolutions! This is a powerful time for optimism and hope or supportive, helpful news that excites you about your future. Look for openings and opportunities, particularly involving career, business, friendships, alliances, and reputation. Who you know may be important now, but perhaps even more vital is what you say or the ideas you come up with.

Pisces

PIsces
Pisces

Until November 5th, Mercury’s transit of your spirit sector eases self-expression and smooths out communications, dear Pisces. Your outlook is positive, and you’re inclined to seek solutions rather than harp on problems during this cycle. You’re looking for a little more on a mental level. Your thinking is less about the details and more about the bigger picture. The downside of this is that you may overlook essential points, but you’re also finding more pleasure in learning. Mercury’s meet-up with Jupiter influences the day and can have you feeling excited about a project, idea, or venture. There can be good news or conversations that inspire you. This is a time of big ideas and creative vision. Your optimism can lead you to consider something you never felt was in the realm of possibility. The important thing now is that you’re feeling inspired and allowing new ideas to flow. Stretch your mind far and fill in all of the details later when good energy is with you for doing so.

 

Courtesy of Astrology Cafe

Psychic Tip of the Day

GROUP HUG
It is time to consider getting active with a group of friends. Your soulmate might be out there in a crowd right now, looking for you. Are you interested in anyone new?

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Tarot Card of the Day

Seven of Coins


October 16, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Seven of this suit is typically a paean to the humble laborer who is willing to show up every day and sweat in the sun for next season’s bounty. The traditional concept is cultivation, with an attitude that slow and steady wins the race, with faith in nature’s assistance. The protagonist of this card doesn’t make excuses, isn’t whimsical or moody, but is dedicated and sees the job through. Of course, it’s no good to count your chickens before they hatch, but there’s no question that the person who is vigilant over a project is more likely to get the desired result.

Someone who works with nature, cooperating with her ways, will waste less energy and time than the person who works against her. As a side meaning, we sometimes see this normally humble farmer in a moment of frenzy, betting the crop on a roll of the dice. This represents a moment of dementia, addiction or desperation which hopefully will not last long enough for the farmer to lose everything!

Daily Love Tarot

The Sun

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October 16, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sun is an invitation to a supportive relationship in which you can be yourself around your significant other. You feel relaxed and loved, with a sense of peace of heart. You’ve struck gold and entered into a new realm. Keep looking if this is not how you feel because it is how things should be. You can’t expect improvement in a long-term union if you do not take effective steps to create it.

Your Erotic Tarot

The Judgement

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October 16, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Judgement card represents a sexual awakening, and now that you aren’t afraid to move in a new direction, a whole new world awaits you. What sex positions do you want to try, and which fantasies have you been dying to act out? Being honest with yourself and potential partner(s) about the details of what you desire will help you get what you want faster, and the end result will be much more satisfying. And above all, enjoy your sexual liberation!

Your Daily Rune for October 16, 2017

Mannaz

“Man-az” – Literally: “Mankind”

Esoteric: Humankind, awareness

Rune of the Divine structure of intelligence in the human soul or psyche. Rune of the horizons of human existence and collective potential.

Psi: mind & memory (Hugin & Munin), the difference between human and all other life, development of the intellect, rational mind, perfected intelligence

Energy: psychic order of the gods reflected in humankind, projection of Self into time

Mundane: thinking, planning, analysis, the human condition, people at large (contemporary: the masses)

Divinations: Divine structure, sustainability, intelligence, awareness, social order, divine influence in life; or depression, mortality, blindness, self-delusion, collective suicide, bigotry, elitism, intellectual arrogance.

Governs:

Self-Actualization
Realization of the divine structure in humankind
Increase in intelligence, memory and mental powers (passing tests)
Unlocking the third-eye hvel, the “mind’s eye”
Activating the dynamics of your own inner Christus, or Higher Self
Awareness of our roles as co-creator with the gods and nature
Mental and spiritual potential

Your Animal Spirit Guide for October 16, 2017

The Falcon

The Wisdom of the Budda

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.

 

Earth Sky News for Monday, October 16th: Keep watching moon, Venus, Mars

Before dawn tomorrow – October 17, 2017 – continue watching the spectacular moon and planets before dawn. The waning moon and Venus will easily catch your eye. The faint starlike point of light near the moon is the red planet Mars. Dazzling Venus outshines Mars by some 200 times now.

The sky chart at top shows the morning scene for mid-northern North American latitudes. But no matter where you live worldwide, look for faint Mars near the moon and for brilliant Venus below the moon and Mars. From mid-northern latitudes in Europe and Asia, the moon appears higher up relative to Mars than the lunar crescent appears in North America.

Click here for recommended almanacs; they can give you the rising times for the moon, Mars, Venus and the sun in your sky.

As the predawn darkness gives way to dawn, expect Mars to disappear in the glare of morning twilight while the moon and Venus remain in view. Some sharp-sighted sky watchers might even see the moon and Venus after sunrise. After all, the moon and Venus rank as the second-brightest and third-brightest bodies to light up the heavens, respectively, after the sun.

Earth orbits the sun in between the orbits of Venus and Mars. Venus is the 2nd planet outward from the sun, and Mars is the 4th. Earth, of course, is the 3rd planet out from our local star.

Why is Mars so faint now, while Venus is so bright? Venus, the larger of these two planets, is always bright in our sky, in part because of its nearness to us, but also because its surface is covered with highly reflective clouds. Mars lacks those thick clouds, and is far across the solar system from Earth now.

Bottom line: Before dawn tomorrow – on October 17, 2017 – watch for the spectacular view of the moon, Mars and Venus.

A Little Humor for Your Day

Coven Pecking Order


  • High Priest : Leaps tall buildings with a single bound, is more powerful than a locomotive, is faster than a speeding bullet, walks on water and dictates policy to God.
  • 3rd Degree Initiate : Leaps short buildings in a single bound, more powerful than a switch engine, is just as fast as a speeding bullet, walks on water…if the sea is calm and talks to God.
  • 2nd Degree Initiate : Leaps short buildings with a running start and favorable winds, is faster than a BB, more powerful than a railroad hand-car, walks on water in a swimming pool and talks to God…if a special request is approved.
  • 1st Degree Initiate : Clears a small hut, loses the race with a locomotive, can fire a speeding bullet, swims well and is occasionally addressed by God.
  • Neophyte : Runs into small buildings, recognizes a locomotive two out of three times, frequently wets self with a water pistol, can do the doggy paddle and mostly mumbles to animals.
  • High Priestess : Lifts tall buildings to walk under them, kicks locomotives off the track, catches speeding bullets in her teeth and freezes water with a single glance. SHE *IS* GODDESS!

A Little Thought from Me to You…….

I pledge allegiance
to the Earth
Of our Beloved Solar System
and to all
of Her creatures
for here they dwell
One planet
united in harmony
with universal love
and compassion for all.

—2016 livingsky.org

 

 

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The Witches Digest for Thursday, October 12, Part 3 (Daily Horoscopes & Divination)

The Witches Digest for Thursday, October 12, Part 3

(Daily Horoscopes & Divination)

Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, October 12

 

Aries

Aries
Aries

This can be another day when you’d prefer to stick close to home and stay out of trouble, dear Aries! It’s a good time for accomplishing something practical, in fact, and for anything that involves counseling, consultation, or collaboration. Important or useful information can result. One-on-one communications can be quite successful and productive today. This is a strong time for prioritizing your long-term goals and gaining perspective. You might be considering other viewpoints with maturity and benefit from this willingness. Plans might be formed or fine-tuned and cemented now, particularly related to relationships, health, work, travel, or education. Loyalty and reliability are themes to emphasize and boost.

Taurus

Taurus
Taurus

While the morning is good for bringing an imaginative or creative spin to your work or projects, dear Taurus, as the day advances, you’re in an excellent position to lock something down or deal with the practical side of things. Do your best to take advantage of this steady, methodical, traditional energy. This is a time for truly seeing the value of patience, small but effective efforts, and a step by step pace. Good things can take time, and you are instinctively tuning into this truth today. Focus on the details and show your strong work ethic now. This is a good day for making plans, mainly related to work or health, but it’s also a time for gaining new and useful information that helps clarify these things for you. You might find yourself absorbed in a project or pursuit, especially if research or investigation is involved.

Gemini

Gemini
Gemini

You can be feeling playful and creative this morning, Gemini, but you’re quick to tap into the steady, productive energy of a Mercury-Saturn influence as the day progresses. Teaming up with someone can be advantageous if you have a clear goal in mind or if you’re focused on purposeful tasks. You can be especially focused on coming to a balance in a relationship, and negotiations are fair and fortunate. You’re in particularly good shape with communications, and someone may recognize you for being a good friend. Be reliable with others for best results now. Relationships can benefit from a serious conversation or a clearer definition, or you feel stronger through your association with someone. The secret to happiness later today lies in balance and patience.

Cancer

Cancer
Cancer

The Moon spends another day in your sign, dear Cancer, and emotions are more colorful than usual. Even so, there is a decidedly practical bent to the day. You’re in particularly good shape for organizing areas of your life related to the home, family, real estate, work and services, and habits or health, for which your thinking is especially clear. You’re more interested than usual in tackling chores and duties. Efforts to shape up your work or body can be productive and invigorating now. Information you discover today can clarify matters and may even benefit you now and for years to come!

 

 

LLeoeo

While the morning inspires imagination and creativity, dear Leo, later today favors conservative moves and traditional methods. Activities related to commuting, teaching, writing, learning, and connecting can come into practical focus. People value your opinion and input even more than usual. Information coming in now helps clarify things for you, enables you to make a significant decision, or is otherwise especially useful to you. Projects benefit from attention to detail and an organized approach. Mental clarity feels great now! You also have a good eye for what’s most valuable and viable. Some of you could make a special, quality connection.

Virgo

Virgo
Virgo

You can come up with wonderful ideas to boost your business or to enjoy your earnings today, dear Virgo, with Mercury, your ruler, in supportive aspect with practical, realistic Saturn. As the day advances, you’re in particularly good shape for giving or receiving advice, learning something beneficial to you, and conveying your ideas to others. There is wonderful energy with you now for taking care of important business, especially if your finances, valuables, personal possessions, or home life can use some tidying and upkeep. Your eye for detail shines through now. People in your life are likely to notice and appreciate your spiritual maturity and intelligent viewpoint today. You could be focusing on organizing and straightening your home environment or routines with family, which can ultimately lead to improved inner clarity.

Libra 

Libra
Libra

You are a uniquely engaging speaker or communicator this morning, dear Libra. You can delight in your discoveries or imagination now. The second half of the day, on the other hand, is particularly suitable and fortuitous for doing virtually any kind of technical work or taking care of business. Good advice or useful information is circulating now, and you’re tapping right in. In fact, your sense of what’s valuable and useful is strong. Somebody may be putting in a good word for you. Serious conversations make sense now, and they can be comforting as well. You have a no-nonsense approach to your life at the moment, and this can indeed work to your advantage. It’s a time to organize, sort, tidy, and prioritize in ways that improve your life and sense that you’re on top of things.

Scorpio

Scorpio
Scorpio

While you can delight in freeform thoughts and a dreamy approach to the world this morning, dear Scorpio, as the day advances, you’re in great shape for focusing on priorities. You’re also in an excellent position to learn useful information or gain clarity and insight into a matter that feels great. Self-discipline improves. Look for a particular project that requires a narrow or precise focus and apply this energy to it, if possible. Tie up loose ends and focus on tidying up and organizing your life so that you can put an end to guilty feelings. Money matters or taking special care of personal possessions can figure strongly now. Your resourcefulness now can lead you to valuable conclusions.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius
Sagittarius

You’re in a fabulous position to apply both imagination and common sense to a matter today, dear Sagittarius, and the support of or from friends is comforting. You gain clarity or insight about a friendship, goal, or project now that aids your decision-making process. Your self-discipline improves, and a steadfast, conservative approach wins points today. Socializing can be helpful and rewarding. Be moderate, steady, and reliable in your dealings with people and disciplined with your goals, planning ahead, to take full advantage of a Mercury-Saturn connection active now. You’re able to tap into the necessary patience to get important duties and chores out of the way so that you can gain inner clarity.

Capricorn

Capricorn
Capricorn

Particularly as the day advances, it plays in your favor, dear Capricorn, with Mercury in harmony with your ruler, Saturn. This aspect generates practical, useful energy and a stronger inclination to draw upon common sense, even if the morning is a little hazy. You’ll do best now in the areas of communicating and getting the job done. Interactions and information surfacing today can be exceptionally useful and an important point can be clarified for you. You’re communicating with authority and coming across very well. You are likely to be leaned upon or admired from afar, particularly for your sound mind and trustworthiness. Tie up loose ends and tidy up areas of your life that may be causing you guilt or dread. The Moon is in your partnership all day, drawing out your desire for companionship.

Aquarius

Aquarius
Aquarius

You are feeling particularly inspired and imaginative this morning, Aquarius. As the day progresses, however, you’re in excellent shape for getting serious and picking up truly handy information. This is a good time for assessing ideas and projects with a clearer head and a better feel for what’s both valuable and viable. This is also an excellent time for uninterrupted, solid work, beginning a long-term project, or cementing a business alliance or connection with an associate. Good news may arrive about publishing, studies, legal affairs, or travel for some of you. Consider areas of your life that can do with concentrated focus and attention to detail, and use this steady energy to take care of business. Teaming up to get something accomplished or brainstorming with others can be productive.

Pisces

PIsces
Pisces

The Moon is in your creative sector all day, and Mercury forms a parallel with Neptune this morning, dear Pisces, encouraging imagination and flights of fancy. However, it would be wise to tap into the useful energy of a Mercury-Saturn aspect as the day advances, which is quite practical and realistic. You could be brainstorming with someone and coming up with very workable ideas and plans. You are primarily concerned with the details and practical side of conversations and projects or tasks now, and you may be reassessing or fine-tuning recent plans. Expressing your more responsible and competent or mature side can have tremendous benefits for you at the moment. You quite readily become absorbed in what you’re doing, and research or digging deeper into a topic or idea is especially attractive. Order and predictability are themes now, and work issues seem to be coming together. It’s a good day to benefit from mature or realistic advice and for speaking to superiors.

 

If You Were Born Today, October 12

You are a charming, enigmatic person with a dual personality. Sometimes extravagant, and at other times cautious, your contradictory nature often baffles others. However, overall, you possess personal charisma and others find you fascinating. You have an unusual intelligence and insight into human nature. You are not always successful in your attempts to use tact, however! Curbing your excesses is something you can spend a lifetime attempting to do, simply because although you are aware of the self-indulgent side to your nature, you are not always in control of it.

Famous people born today: Luciano Pavarotti, Aleister Crowley, Hugh Jackman, Josh Hutcherson.

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Your Horoscopes for Friday, October 13th

 

Aries

Aries

Aries

You’re coming out of your shell with the Moon’s move into your playful solar fifth house, Aries. This transit becomes you, as you feel more in your element with the Moon in a fellow Fire sign (Leo). This transit brings easy energy for emotional and creative expression. If you’re not fighting the waves right now, you’re in touch with this nice flow. This is also an excellent day to make up for lost time with someone or to forgive or better understand a person in your life. You enjoy collaborating with others these days, but you’re also very focused on your work or projects, and it’s not always easy to juggle the two, which may become evident today. However, there’s no need to stress about this now. Tomorrow, Venus moves into your partnership sector, launching one of the best periods for close relationships in the year.

Taurus

Taurus
Taurus

Your mind is on your work or health and practical affairs, but your heart is with play and relationships right now, dear Taurus. Do watch for talking ahead of yourself. While you can feel a little divided, you’re still in good shape today. The Moon moves into your home and family sector, and it’s important to focus on strengthening your feelings of support and security at this time of the lunar cycle. This can happen on both outer and inner levels. Centering yourself makes sense now since inner assurance will go a long way towards meeting upcoming busier days with confidence. There can be a stronger need for close loved ones and family today, as well as familiar situations. For now, some self-pampering and nest building will do you good.

Gemini

Gemini
Gemini

Your mind is on fun and games these days, dear Gemini, and you want to share your ideas with others, but a good part of you would prefer to stick with the familiar. You’re still in a stage of building your confidence, which can lead to some choppiness but shouldn’t stop you from prospering today. The Moon’s move into your communications sector increases your interest in reaching out to others, making connections, and keeping busy. Do keep in mind that you might experience remorse for sharing too much later on, but if kept in check, you can thoroughly enjoy the conversations you have now. This is a day for honoring your need for more variety and stimulation.

Cancer

Cancer
Cancer

You’re not as ready to communicate or share as you’re letting on today, dear Cancer, which can confuse a person or two! Possible mixed signals aside, however, this should be a good time for settling in or building something important to you with increased patience. You could be focusing on adding more comfort and padding to your life now. The Moon moves into the sign just ahead of yours which can have the effect of downplaying emotions enough to help you focus on practical priorities. Seek out earthy activities that help you feel present and grounded at this time in the lunar cycle for best results.

 

Leo

Leo
Leo

If allowed some personal space, aside from minor challenges, the day can play very much in your favor, dear Leo. The Moon enters your sign early on, bringing you out of an emotional slumber of sorts. Emotional needs take top billing now, and while it’s an essential time for acknowledging them, be careful not to seek out too much in the way of instant gratification, as this can take power out of this part of the lunar cycle. Instead, aim to recognize and attach yourself to true emotions now. Aim to embrace your feelings rather than be under their control. As well, it’s important to avoid talking ahead of yourself today.

 

Virgo

Virgo
Virgo

You’re more action than talk these days, dear Virgo, which is not your usual state but is generally working for you right now. The Moon moves into your privacy sector today, and this can draw your attention to behind the scenes, background, and private matters. This is an integral part of the lunar cycle in which you find ways to rest, reflect, and regroup. Don’t waste your time trying to prove to yourself that you’re over something from the past. It’s better to face it and jump right into the work on letting go. In fact, excellent energy is with you today for doing just that. Take time making decisions and time out for emotional recharging.

Libra 

Libra
Libra

Watch for talking ahead of yourself today, dear Libra. Be sure you’re “all in” before revealing something or making a commitment. Part of you wants to spill all, and another part is more withholding or private, and you can’t please both sides. With the Moon changing signs today, your emotional attention turns to friendships, social life, happiness, hopes, and happiness goals. Recognize your needs to mingle now for best results, as this is a natural part of the larger lunar cycle. Keeping an open mind and your options open can invite positive, interesting experiences.

 

Scorpio

Scorpio
Scorpio

You’re more action than talk right now, dear Scorpio, with Mars in harmony with your sign and Mercury in your private solar twelfth house. This can work well for you these days, although today, you may throw someone off course by not speaking about something and doing it anyway! Also today, the Moon moves into your career and reputation sector, and with responsibilities strong in your mind, or new ones surfacing, it’s probably best to tackle them promptly. It’s a day for giving yourself a gentle challenge. Try not to waste time trying to convince yourself that you don’t care what others think of you, and instead, jump straight into tasks that build your confidence in your performance or what you’re currently doing.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius
Sagittarius

You’re strongly motivated to achieve your goals these days, dear Sagittarius, but your mind just isn’t on the same page today. The Moon’s move into your adventure sector is a happy, easy one for you, however, which is a nice change from recent activity that has been somewhat limiting or challenging. You quickly find ways to enjoy a change of pace, however big or small. This can be quite an outgoing, adventurous day, in fact, if you go along with this flow, even if the settings you’re currently in are pretty usual or routine fare. Venus is set to move into your social sector tomorrow, launching a quite excellent several-week cycle for enhancing or forming friendships.

Capricorn

Capricorn
Capricorn

You’re drawn to exciting or non-routine activities and ideas these days, dear Capricorn, but you could find that your mind is stubbornly and squarely on your work or responsibilities! Part of you is devil may care, and the other is fretting over your performance. While you may not be able to satisfy either drive fully without feeling some level of restlessness or dissatisfaction, you may be able to divide your time just enough to get a bit of both. The Moon moves into an introspective area of your solar chart today, and this part of the lunar cycle is excellent for learning both about yourself and important people in your life through observation. You’re looking to get to the root of problems, and you have much to discover.

Aquarius

Aquarius
Aquarius

Do your best to avoid talking ahead of yourself today, dear Aquarius. You may do the part of you that’s busy strategizing and planning a disservice if you spill the beans impulsively! You’re more excited and enthusiastic about your projects or interests these days than usual, but you’ll also do well for yourself if you hold off on quick conclusions until you’re truly on board. Also today, the Moon moves into your opposing sign for a couple of days. This part of the lunar cycle is excellent for gaining perspective and seeking out balance by considering your life from a different angle — and perhaps from a partner’s point of view. The need for others emerges clearly now. Sometimes this transit prompts the seeking of advice or increased activity with a companion.

Pisces

PIsces
Pisces

Especially this morning, there are excellent influences with you for personal appeal and magnetism, dear Pisces. This can also translate to personalized attention, as others seem to value the very energy you radiate naturally. There is increased imagination and compassion with you now, and you’re drawn to activities that reinforce your own sympathetic and caring nature. Even so, the Moon moves into the part of your solar chart that emphasizes the details and practical side of your life, and this can also be a great day for fixing problems and tying up loose ends. Enjoy the extra boost of motivation to get your life organized now.

Your Personal Daily Tarot Card

The Hermit



The Hermit denotes a need to have some space between you and the everyday hustle and bustle of our busy world. The Hermit needs to retreat. Indeed, happiness for The Hermit requires seclusion, freedom from material wants, and time for intense introspection. The answers The Hermit needs cannot be found in our physical world. The truths he seeks are internal, spiritual, and the distraction of a well developed social life can only impede his quest for his personal truths. Still, although not anything remotely resembling extroversion, The Hermit does sometimes need to share time with others; so he can both learn and teach, guide and be guided. The Hermit’s time spent amongst people depletes his energy rapidly. To avoid mental and physical overload he has to retreat from social settings quickly.

Your Personal Daily Love Tarot Card

The Fool

You deserve a partnership that deepens as you get to know each other. Wait for the person who has risen above commitment immaturity if commitment is your desire. The Fool reminds us that dating someone is not a mistake. It is falling in love and marrying them if it is not right. If your long-term relationship is encountering a difficult patch, now is the time to work together to rebuild.

Your Personal Daily Erotic Tarot Card

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.

Psychic Tip of the Day

NEW SURPRISE
Your first big shock of the new year has arrived. It could be a welcome relief, but you may not know what to do with it. Were you expecting company?

 

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Your Daily Rune for Thursday, October 12th

Laguz

“Log-uhz” – Literally: “Water” or Ocean – Esoteric: Unconscious, Collective Memory

 

Rune of the unconscious context of becoming or the evolutionary process. Rune of Life’s longing for itself.

Psi: emotion, psychic powers, unconscious mental processes, love, dreaming

Energy: life energy, ocean spirit, origins of life, collective unconscious, the astral plane, love as unity, evolution

Mundane: water, imagination, occultism, dreams

Divinations: Life, passing a test, sea of vitality and of the unconscious growth, memory, dreams; or fear, circular motion, avoidance, withering, depression, manipulations, emotional blackmail, lack of moral fiber, fantasy, poison, toxicity

Governs:

Transpersonal powers
Mastery of emotion in order to shape wyrd
Guidance through difficult initiatory tests, ie. initiation into life
Increase in vitality and life force
Communication between your conscious mind to another’s unconscious mind
Development of ‘second sight’ or prophetic wisdom
All powers of dreaming (lucid dreams, astral projection)

Your Daily Influences for Thursday, October 12th

 

Tarot Influence

Eight of Coins
A time to learn the ways of an occupation. A viable venture may be beginning. Handling worldly affairs skillfully.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astrological Influence

Cancer Reversed

Cancer reversed denotes a lack of creative energy and disregard for home-life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Element Influence

Water Reversed

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Animal Spirit for Today
October 12, 2017

Porcupine

Porcupine has appeared in your reading today to bring a message of innocence and trust. Although Porcupine can throw quills when cornered, he is gentle, loving, and non-aggressive. Is there an area of your life that need Porcupine energy? Have you lost the ability to trust??

Daily Karmic Number

Brace yourself. The number 3 as it appears for you today signals that your spirit guides are close by, eager to help you with your needs. You have been on a path of taking care of yourself and your efforts are being rewarded. They have always been there, but you are in a position to sense them more now. Ask them for help with anything. Your mind, body, and spirit are integrated into a seamless unit. You are one with the Universe. Let the Universe benefit you as you send out your own positive energy.

Your Daily Charm

Today’s Meaning:
A course of events that cannot be altered has been set in motion within this aspect. Accept whatever happens in the near future and do not waste your time fretting about it–you can do nothing.

General Description:
This was a favorite charm in Egypt, worn in order to frustrate magicians, sorcerers and evil wishers from bewitching the wearer and stealing the soul from the heart; for it was the general belief that if the soul left the heart, the body would soon fade away and perish. The ancient Egyptians also believed that, after death, the heart was taken, in the underworld, and weighed against the symbols of the law; if found perfect, it was restored to the body, which at once came to life again and enjoyed everlasting felicity.

Crack the Cookie

The Wisdom of Buddha

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.

Earth Sky News for Thursday, October 12 – What bright star flashes red and green?

onight, check out one of the flashiest stars in the sky. Every year in northern autumn, we get questions from people in the Northern Hemisphere who see a bright star twinkling with red and green flashes, low in the northeastern sky as seen from Northern Hemisphere locations. That star is likely Capella, which is actually a golden star.

In fact, if you could travel to it in space, you’d find that Capella is actually two golden stars, both with roughly the same surface temperature as our local star, the sun . . . but both larger and brighter than our sun.

So here is a golden point of light that flashes red and green when it’s low in the sky. Why does it do that?

The reality is that every star in the sky undergoes the same process as Capella, to produce its colorful twinkling. That is, every star’s light must shine through Earth’s atmosphere before reaching our eyes. But not every star flashes as noticeably as Capella. The flashes are happening because Capella is low in the sky in the evening at this time of year. And, when you look at an object low in the sky, you’re looking through more atmosphere than when the same object is overhead.

The atmosphere splits or “refracts” the star’s light, just as a prism splits sunlight.

So that’s where Capella’s red and green flashes are coming from … not from the star itself … but from the refraction of its light by our atmosphere. When you see Capella higher in the sky, you’ll find that these glints of red and green will disappear.

By the way, why are these flashes of color so noticeable with Capella? The reason is simply that it’s a bright star. It’s the 6th brightest star in Earth’s sky, not including our sun.

Capella is in the constellation Auriga the Charioteer, but since antiquity it has carried the name “Goat Star.” Capella climbs upward through the night, and soars high overhead in the wee hours before dawn.

Bottom line: If you’re in Earth’s Northern Hemisphere, a bright star twinkling with red and green flashes, low in the northeastern sky on October evenings, is probably Capella.

 

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 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, Author

Originally published on Pagan Library

Till tomorrow, my sweets….

Have a very beautiful & blessed day,

Love ya,

Lady A & The WOTC Staff

 

 

Remember for all your magickal needs, think Magickal Necessities!

The Witches Columbus Day Digest (Part 2 Daily Horoscopes, Love Scopes & Much More)

The Witches Columbus Day Digest

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

October 2017 Energy Update – Lee Harris

Your Weekly Karmic Forecast: October 8 – 14, 2017

The Karmic Tools Weekly Forecast covers the current planetary transits which affect people in different ways and to various degrees of intensity. Take notice when it is a Personal planet (Sun / Moon / Mercury / Venus / Mars) interacting with a Social (Jupiter/Saturn) or Collective planet (Uranus / Neptune/Pluto). And pay extremely close attention when it is a Social planet interacting with a Collective planet because that means something *big* is brewing that will move large groups of people along their evolutionary paths. Tuning in to the energy and rhythm of the planets can serve as a useful *guide* as you move along your Individual Path. It also helps to understand your place within the context of the larger Social & Collective Story. Below, you will find out how these energies tend to manifest, as well as guidance and direction.

*NOTE* There are some days when there are NO CONTACTS (besides the Moon), please note that there are no missing entries, we just list the actual Activations of each week + the day they happen.  

Weekly Forecast: October 8 – 14, 2017

10/8 ~ Venus (values) ~square~ Saturn (foundation):

This energy can make you feel cool & detached with loved ones. It is time to ‘take stock’ of your relationships and really evaluate the level of balance between giving & receiving. Business or personal – relationships must have a balance of give & take. You may feel more aware of your true independence in life and start reevaluating the need for certain relationships in your life. This energy pushes you to dig for your own fortitude & determination to live according to your own values & priorities and corrections or adjustments may be necessary and fairly obvious at this time. You may feel lonely, depressed or disconnected but it’s just the Universe forcing you to question or assess your current relationships, how you interact with others and how you allow them to interact with you. It’s good to periodically evaluate even the strongest relationship and check the foundation. Don’t give in to (ego-based) fears, focusing on the lack & limitation or what is not working, but instead, build on your strengths and honor the goodness you’ve created together, as well as in your Self. This is the best time to be alone and reflective because the insights you acquire through this process will help you in the future.

10/8 ~ Mercury (communication & self-expression) ~conjunct~ Sun (core essential Self):

This energy will compel you to express yourself on many levels. Communication will be a focus, just make sure it is reciprocated. You will have access to some powerful energy that can (and probably will) make quite an impression on others (if you need to). This is a good time to travel if possible too. However, if not physically, then mentally and certainly within your own area, you will take in more information per square inch than usual. Pay attention! You may even gain the much-deserved recognition from others that you have worked so hard for.

10/9 ~ Mercury (ideas, thoughts & concepts) ~square~ Pluto (rebirth & transformation):

This energy is a tough, yet powerful one. Its Highest expression would be to focus on your inner deep-dig, discovery & development. It enables you to look beneath the surface to some core drives and gain some valuable insights and thus, choose a plan of action based on your findings. You will want to know all the hidden meanings behind decisions you’ve made or want to make soon. Dig – you will find more than you think you’re ready for, but apparently, the Universe thinks differently! Pay attention and try not to worry about what anyone else thinks or believes. This energy’s flip-side is to make you obsess over one particular idea and try to force others to your way of thinking. That is a bottomless pit – you cannot truly change the way other people think – you can only change the way you think and hope it enlightens others along the way … and it will, for those who are tuned in to your level. Try to only focus on you and your direction.

10/9  ~ Sun (illumination) ~square~ Pluto (transformation):

This is a challenge to grow out of your comfort zone and into new territory. That said, with Pluto in Capricorn (2008-2024), twice a year for these 16-years, when the Sun is in Aries (Spring) and Libra (Fall), we get an opportunity to grow & change in fundamental departments of life: self vs other and home vs work. In this case, and during these years, we are literally changing how we do ALL of this. Each year builds on the previous and we are now 8-years into the 16-year process of transformation – that is the MidPoint, an incredibly potent point in time & space. It is here that you have the most information to consciously work with as you prepare for the next 8-years, and ultimately, what you would like to get out of your conscious efforts and dedication. Sun helps us clarify and when working with Pluto, it is usually what is NOT working, what has run its course and is ready to be composted into new Life, new growth and a new direction (for Self). Pluto is the Purifier, distilling things back to their true and original essence, fight that and it can be painful, work with it consciously and it can be transformative and will heal at the deepest root of any challenge. You can use this activation to honor that which has become obvious or is highlighted in the here & now and purge or purify this energy. You are deeply supported for releasing old patterns and setting new conscious practices into action. Tie up loose ends, close multiple chapters, mourn & move on. As you do that, you will feel lighter & brighter and more grounded in your true Self, your evolved Self.

10/11 ~ Mars (anger) ~square~ Saturn (restriction): 

This is the energy of action being restricted and the anger or frustration that follows. You can either be angry and feel restricted, limited and unable to move … or you can see this energy as an opportunity to define the right actions to take and strategically plan to take them when the Universe is more supportive. This energy requires us to slow down and double check The Plan. If you proceed consciously, your plan has a better chance of success than if you were reckless & impatient. You may experience a blockage of some sort, internal or external. You may feel this tremendous urge to change or move forward in your life but seem to find blockages and limitations with every effort. That is likely your perception, do you feel inadequate to the task at hand? What are you afraid of? Fear is False Evidence Appearing Real – release fear and choose to be responsible for creating your life. If you don’t, your outer circumstance only becomes a reflection of your inner belief. You will attract criticism and repel support. Take your grand vision and figure out three small steps you can take on this restricted level that is still taking you in the direction of your goal. Don’t try to initiate at this time, this is a time for cultivating, planning, working behind the scenes, doing the detail work and foundational (grunt work) that is NECESSARY to support the grand vision when the time comes to fully express it.

10/12 ~ Mercury (communication) ~sextile~ Saturn (responsibility):

This energy is really good for being able to objectively see what needs to be changed, fixed or stabilized in your life or environment. One expression of this energy is a tendency toward depression or apathy, but a better expression would be facing what needs to be done and following through on what you have begun. You may feel the need to organize things at home or work, or perhaps take a class or workshop of some sort that will help you attain your current goals. Either way, be focused but not too serious – balance in all things. It’s when you focus on the lack and limitation that you feel overwhelmed and sometimes helpless. That’s not the point of this energy. It’s just time to do some serious thinking, tend to the details, take stock and make changes accordingly.

Your Love Horoscopes for the Week of October 9th

Sarah Bartlett, Astrologer

From The Astrology Room

 

This week, Jupiter moves into passionate Scorpio to influence the deeper trenches of our love life.

In fact as the planet of enlightenment now begins its journey through Scorpio over the next year, sparks may fly, electricity and sexual desire will be generated, but we will all begin to experience the dark and light side of our feelings too. We will also know which feelings are right and which are wrong. Welcome the transformation and dig deep for your own truth too.

 

ARIES

This week, you will begin to be noticed by someone special or someone is going to see you in a new light. From the heady heights of being in the spotlight, you will also begin to realize how to make compromises, and ones which will work in your favour and for your long-term benefit.

 

TAURUS

What all Taureans are experiencing at the moment is a sense of feeling lost, or of having to reluctantly let go of this or that.  But when something is lost, something is also usually found, and this week you begin to see exactly what that is and reclaim it for yourself.

 

GEMINI

Full of joie de vivre, you’re chatting to everyone and loving yourself.  It’s hard keeping up appearances and looking good too, isn’t it? But you can begin to see your love life for what it is. And that means take the right steps to be true to your values and accept your need to be centre-stage.

 

CANCER

You’ve been a little slow in getting to grips with a love issue and you realise that denial is taking you nowhere fast. In fact, the more you ignore the voice of conscience, the more you are getting into tricky waters. Time to take a deep breath and say what’s on your mind. Then you can get on with living an interesting life again.

 

LEO

It’s timely to reflect about love and life and ask yourself where you’re going next. These precious moments will lead you to the pot of gold which brings you the love you deserve. It’s timely to see that your mission in life is to live it to the full, and to experience a new love affair as a magical mystery.

 

VIRGO

This time last year you were confused about a relationship. It may even have been clandestine, unexpected or not like you had wanted it to be. Yet now you’re beginning to put the past behind you. There will be regrets and maybe a sense of loss, but what you know now, is how to love from your heart and soul.

 

LIBRA

You’re beginning to be in control of your love life.  In fact, if single, if you’d like someone to to be right up close beside you, then all you have to do is ask. Or maybe, take a chance on going some place with your current partner? It will take you out of yourself, and into a love which will permeate all you do.

 

SCORPIO

You may already have built defensive walls around to stop you from getting hurt. Or, you may have just found a billion duties to keep you occupied. But either way, with Jupiter moving into your own sign, feelings take over a little but will bring you the love that you deserve. Let it all develop and be rewarded.

 

SAGITTARIUS

This week you have itchy feet, and you just long to get out of the house and on with a new romantic adventure. In fact, there will be more than just one outing, as you also set off to discover if your relationships are as reliable as you thought them to be. With enlightenment comes a new perspective.

 

CAPRICORN

Romance is a little fragile this week, and you really can’t see any way to make it more solid. But at least you can plot, plan and see how to adapt or take a more laid back approach. Just take care, what you see isn’t always what you get, and what you hear isn’t always the truth.

 

AQUARIUS

A new-found wisdom about other means you can be realistic rather than idealistic. The reality is, that the things that drive us wild about someone when we first meet are usually what drives us up the wall a few years down the road. This week, you learn to balance ideals with reality and focus on how to make your love life work.

 

PISCES

Make the most of this week’s energy to prove that what you have to offer is the true, loyal, and loving you. Tell someone your deepest thoughts. Express and share your warm and nurturing heart, and never give up on that need to belong to something, whether to a family, a lover or just to your own self.

*NEW* For the Singles Witches Amongst Us, Your Daring Dating Horoscopes for the Week of October 9th

David Wells, Astrologer

From The Astrology Room

 

ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)

You may still be buzzing from last week’s full Moon in your sign, still full of energy that can be used to move on from a relationship block and seizing the day rather than harking back to your yesterdays. Good. Mercury and the Sun offer choice chat up lines. Use them.

 

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)

As Jupiter moves into your relationship sky, Tuesday, he starts a one year tenure as your go-to guy for all things relationship. As chance would have it, Venus and Mars are holding hands in your new love sky. A combo deal that says fate has this, step aside. New love incoming.

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)

Nobody cares much what you had for breakfast, but put it on your social media anyway, something to do isn’t it. Or you could get out of the house, lift your head from your phone and remember your heaven given gifts for flirting and communication.

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)

I have nothing against choice, it’s a good thing, but sometimes when there’s so much choice nothing gets done. Jupiter is opening a love pic and mix, he wants you to see the choices, but also wants you to pick only the one that holds the greatest adventure. No rush.

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)

You don’t need someone to be a carbon copy of you, far from it, but some shared interests are good; right? Yes, but the challenge this week goes beyond a love of sports or all things leopard print. Moral code. Make no compromises, if there’s a doubt, you are out.

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)

The combo of Venus and Mars in your sign is what you might call amazing, if you were drawn to such sensationalist expression? If you’re not feeling so exuberant maybe we could agree it’s an interesting and encouraging thing for love? Go mad, lose the duffle-coat; get hot and bothered without it.

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)

Not one to pass up the chance for some adoration it seems you’re more than happy to get involved with some chit-chat with an ex, or maybe it’s a friend of a friend? Good for you, just make sure you know what you want from that chit-chat going in.

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)

Jupiter is in your sign from Tuesday, for a year, he’s the planet of good luck and all that but he’s got nothing much to do with your love life, for now anyway. But. As other planets move around him look for second time around, ships that passed in the night finally get alongside.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)

If you can’t see someone who fancies you like I fancy cake for breakfast, you might want to take a mate along just to act as observer on your next night out. Someone is being as clear as they can be without throwing themselves at your feet; take another look.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)

If you can get some time away this week, it may pay you to do some travelling, to re-asses what you want from love and to change your view, literally. Love waits overseas, but also in libraries and travel agents, anywhere your mind is broadened and your heart feels more at home.

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)

What’s not so great about this week, for your love life, is an increase in how much time you’re investing at work. But, you can still balance it all with some romance if you pay attention to very well hidden signals from a would be love interest. Why hide? They don’t even know how into you they are. Yet.

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)

Sitting opposite you are Venus and Mars, they’re also out reach of your resident fog-maker Neptune, affording them some clarity. New love is waiting to be discovered, or rather waiting to discover you? Finally, someone sees that look in your eye. Hello sailor.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, October 9th

Claire Petulengro, Astrologer

From The Astrology Room

 

ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)
Your life over the last twelve months did not turn out as you thought it would, but it has helped you to learn many lessons about yourself. This is about to pay dividends in your personal life. Both today and tomorrow prove this.

 

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)
You have fallen before and you have got up again, that I see. Doing so this month seems harder than before, but if you do so it will make you stronger. Younger faces prove the cause of much inspiration.

 

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)
Your element of air brings out your gossipy side. You find it important to discuss others’ lives. Could it be that this is helping you to avoid focusing on your own? Love discussions go better than you’d dreamed.

 

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)
The pressure is on in your career and you may feel the need to tell some white lies in order to make yourself look more professional than you feel you are. Be true to yourself and don’t make up facts. It’s the real you who will draw the most supporters.

 

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)
Don’t make promises to family which you know you may not be able to keep. Those you will be dealing with will be relying on you far more heavily than you thought.

 

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)
I can see you are finding it hard to tell the difference between fact and fiction but I also see that you have allowed yourself to be blinded by the sex appeal of a certain person. Step away and take a breath for clarity.

 

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)
I know you have been confused and your feelings have been hard to work out, but give yourself more time. What I see that you don’t is that time is on your side. Wear what you know you look good in tonight.

 

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)
If you wait any longer for all of the changes you want you’re only going to get older! Time is of the essence in changes. You see today what needs to be done to get what and who you want. Do it!

 

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)
Mistakes are the portals of discovery Sagittarius. There is plenty you need to get done today, but instead do what feels right inside. It’s the key to you finding where your future should lead.

 

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)
If you have nothing nice to say about those around you today then say nothing at all. Your element of earth brings out your need for security, but allow other people time to catch up with your ideas.

 

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)
You let go of what was not working and instead focus on what and who makes you feel good about your life. Media links in your work are to be enjoyed, not dreaded. Cancelled plans make way for better ways to spend your time.

 

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)
If you love life, then life will love you back. Family have been hard to please but all they want to do is talk, so lend them your ear. News of pregnancies and babies is set to bring surprise.

If You Were Born Today, October 9

You are a study in contradictions. Although compassionate, humanitarian, and egalitarian at least in theory, you can also be domineering when the mood strikes you. Your moods and behavior swings can be frustrating for others (and for yourself!) at times, but they also help fuel your powerful creativity. You love to debate and you have a way with words. You are not tolerant of narrow-minded thinking. You possess considerable strength of character, and partnership is extremely important to you. You live by your own truth and you are responsible.  

Famous people born today: John Lennon, Sean Lennon, John Entwistle.

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Get A Jump On Tomorrow…..

Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, October 10th

Claire Petulengro, Astrologer

From The Astrology Room

 

ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)
The secret of getting ahead is getting started Aries. These were the words of Mark Twain and they apply to your sign more than most today. You seem to have reached a feeling of existence rather than progress. Change that now.

 

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)
You’re worried what the end result of a project will be. Try not to focus on the end, but on the stage you are at now. It’s the key to success. An ex is on your mind for all the wrong reasons. Careful!

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GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)
You’ve been trying so hard to put up a protective front and to pretend you don’t care. Underneath it all you and I know you do! Time spent getting your head to talk to your heart is like gold dust. Use it!

 

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)
The pressure is on for you to do what others think is right, but that may not sit well with you. Your ruling planet the Moon helps you to find your voice today. Although, know how far is too far to go my friend.

 

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)
Your famous Leo pride is standing in the way of you doing what you know deep down inside is the ‘right thing.’ You can change the world and you will if you take action and follow the path of your dreams.

 

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)
Try to show a little more consideration to close ones who you know have been going through a lot in recent days and weeks. You’ve been trying to act normal to make them feel normal. Heart to hearts tonight are the remedy they need.

 

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)
The younger generation are on your mind more than normal. It would be worth remembering with today’s very stubborn line up, that you can’t help someone who doesn’t want to help themselves.

 

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)
You seem to have backed yourself into a corner with something you’ve said or done. Whatever you do, don’t tell more lies, or act more stubbornly just to try and convince them you are right. A simple apology works wonders today.

 

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)
Your house of work is highlighted and many of your sign will be questioning if you’re in the right career and which path is the right one for you. Don’t rule out going back into the learning stream. It could be the key to your success.

 

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)
For once I am encouraging you to bring out your more stubborn side. Certain influences in your life think they can talk you into what you know you don’t want. Remember what happened in January? Stand by your dreams.

 

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)
Can you feel the tension in your chart? I can and I know if you give in to the help and support that’s being offered, that it will subside. Plan something you know you enjoy. Letting go of guilt can prove someone has manipulated you.

 

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)
New faces enter your life and stir your imagination. You begin to think outside the box and you also realise that with certain friends or even lovers you were ‘making do.’ That is no longer the case from here on in.

Tarot Card of the Day

Queen of Coins


 

 

 

 

Traditionally, representing the energy of a Queen, this feminine guardian is endowed with enormous good sense and problem solving energy, but she is not particularly entrepreneurial. She loves to advise, encourage, and empower those she gets involved with, studying their problems with them and setting them up to solve them. Traditionally, she was pictured as the Sibyl or Oracle, perhaps a Tarot reader, who made herself available to people in need, no matter what their social class or situation. In modern times, she will be found educating, healing, managing disaster aid programs or a charitable drive of some sort.

In every case, she does not see the benefits that exist in her life as belonging solely to her. She feels the needs of her people and will spend freely of her time, energy, skills, money to see that nobody is left out. For this, and because she likes to work in an atmosphere of beauty, enjoyment and abundance, she is sometimes accused of being extravagant. But she works hard, and she sees no reason to deny herself the rewards of a job well done. Everyone who comes in contact with her feels enriched by her enjoyment in living.

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This Week’s Tarot Card Reading

A one-card reading gives you a glimpse at what’s coming


For the week of October 9, I chose the Ten of Pentacles reversed!

Last week’s card, the Ten of Cups reversed, showed a need to re-evaluate your personal values and what truly makes you happy when it comes to family and your loved ones. This week, the Ten of Pentacles reversed takes that work further and asks you to look at the role in which money plays in your family life.

Are you placing too much value on money as a family? Are you working too much to save money, when really, if you simplified your lifestyle and reduced your living costs, you may not need to work so much and could enjoy your life more? Or perhaps money is slipping through your fingers and your living costs are far exceeding your income. It’s time to check in on your family’s money situation and look at how you can bring greater balance.

Ask the Tarot: “What role does money play in my family’s life right now?”

 

 

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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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The Witches Digest for Friday, October 6th (Part 3 – Your Daily Horoscopes & Divination)

The Witches Digest for Friday, October 6th

(Part 3 – Daily Horoscopes & Divination)

 

Cosmic Weather Horoscopes for October 6th – 11th

by Jane Lyle

From The Astrology Room

Thought for October:

“After the keen still days of September, the October sun filled the world with mellow warmth…The maple tree in front of the doorstep burned like a gigantic red torch. The oaks along the roadway glowed yellow and bronze. The fields stretched like a carpet of jewels, emerald and topaz and garnet. Everywhere she walked the color shouted and sang around her…In October any wonderful unexpected thing might be possible.”

– Elizabeth George Speare, ‘The Witch of Blackbird Pond’

Friday 6th October – Wednesday 11th October:

An October Storm Warning

While it seems as if the world is always full of mayhem, there are times when astrology’s planet patterns flag up periods of extra tension. This is one of those times – out in the world, and often in our own lives and psyches too.

Between 6th – 10th October the Sun in strategic Libra squares up to powerful Pluto in Capricorn, planet of all that’s bubbling and boiling beneath the surface. Now, this happens twice a year, every year. But it does ratchet up the tension, stir up power plays and ploys, and above all it’s not a great time to insist that might makes right. Sooner or later someone will have to find a diplomatic way out, back down, or wriggle out of a locked room somehow.

And this time there’s more. During this phase, warrior Mars in Virgo is travelling towards squaring up to Saturn in Sagittarius. Their exact face-off is on 11th October at 23 degrees of those signs – but the days beforehand are often very tense.

Mars is about action and desire, while Saturn is about solidity, tradition, and restrictions. They don’t have much common ground, and when they irritate each other like this it tends to foster an accident-prone, angry, all-round difficult and aggressive atmosphere. In Virgo and Sagittarius it’s got a distinctly scorched earth feel about it, and suggests that travel – from small, everyday journeys to longer trips – will require special focus and care.

Basic astrological advice at this time is to drive very carefully, avoid sharp objects, and try to keep your temper or avoid anyone who’s spoiling for a fight. These spiky aspects may not connect with your own natal horoscope, but they’ll be rubbing someone near you up the wrong way – so just keep a low profile and take it easy.

This Weekend’s Love Horoscope: The Highs and Lows of Love

Your love horoscope for the weekend of October 6-8, 2017


Start the weekend off steamy! You’re feeling the electrifying embrace of Venus and Mars — Astrology’s Lovers — meeting up in the sky, and it will feel natural to let your passions sizzle and scorch. You’ll be radiating confidence and magnetism, and you’ll be able to draw in healthy, romantic attention now.

But with all this adoration and love, be careful not to bite off more than you can chew. Tricky Mercury is making an irritating connection with elusive Neptune on Friday, so try not to make promises that you aren’t able to deliver on. Do your best to keep your wits about you — keep things light and lively.

By Sunday, the flames simmer down, and instead of confident and sexy, you might find yourself feeling a little down in the dumps. Venus clashes with stodgy Saturn on Sunday, and you might be disappointed that certain love interests aren’t taking off, or you might be frustrated with some difficulties you’ve been facing in your relationship. Even though it’s tough as nails, you might need to muster up your strength and put some extra work into your love life now.

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October 2017 Love Horoscope

Opening yourself up

The absolute headline news this month in terms of love and relationship has to do with the planet Jupiter. After spending 13 months in partnership-oriented Libra, he will move onto the bottomless terrain of Scorpio on October 10. For the last year you’ve had the opportunity to form a meaningful relationship with someone special in your life and learn about the true power of relating. Now, with Jupiter moving into Scorpio, it’s time to take that relationship to the next level with true intimacy and intense sharing.

Think about the word intimacy. It’s a word that terrifies some but excites others. We are searching for this incredible cosmic connection on some level, and on another level, we might fear it. Why? Because the prerequisite to intimacy is vulnerability, and that opens us up to the possibility of being hurt, scarred, or torn apart in the heart department. And yet, if we don’t take that risk of being vulnerable, we’ll never achieve the level of physical, spiritual, emotional, and sexual connection we yearn for in a partner. So, get ready. Jupiter will expand the potential for you to achieve this very cavernous and profound connection with a lover until November 8, 2018. If you break down the word ‘intimacy’ you get INTO-ME-YOU-SEE. Get ready to see and be seen in the most magnificent way possible — and to love deeper than you ever thought you could.

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, October 6th

Claire Petulengro, Astrologer

From The Astrology Room

 

ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)
Start where you are. Use what you have and do what you can. You have been your own worst task master lately my friend. You think you don’t have what it takes but you’re wrong. You have all the tools here and now.

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)
It’s your choices that show who you truly are far more than your abilities Taurus. You have made mistakes, but who hasn’t. It’s time to stop letting the past stand in the way of what you want from your future.

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)
Help you wanted from close ones doesn’t seem to be as easy to find as you had hoped. Futile excuses have left you frustrated. Change that by using the communication skills Mercury is offering to explain your feelings today.

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)
You seem to be getting mixed messages and you’re not sure if those around you can deliver on all they’ve promised you. If you want something done today, then know that you have the power to do it yourself.

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)
You need to be firm but fair with those you love, as you have been letting them get away with more than is advisable. Doing your sums sooner rather than later can also save you a small fortune and benefit your reputation.

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)
I can see how much of a hard time you have been though Virgo. Now though, it’s time to turn your face to the Sun. Do so, and the shadows will soon fall behind you. Travel plans loom and may open an important new chapter.

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)
You know close ones won’t approve of what you want to do, but who’s life is it Libra? Try to focus on what you know feels right in your heart. Being true to yourself is what will give you the confidence you’ve been lacking.

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)
You’ve had as much as you can take of a close one, but you see from today what needs to be done to put some permanent distance between you. Will it take nerves? Yes. Will you feel empowered? Yes. This is your time.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)
There seems to be new found respect from a close one which makes it easier for you to forgive things that have transpired over the last six weeks. Checking forms you have already filled in can save you time and money.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)
Never underestimate your abilities Capricorn. You have come so far in recent days and week. You owe it to yourself to try again for the dreams and desires which are so strong in your heart. Scorpios link to a better social life.

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. You think something failed when in actual fact you have succeeded. Why? Because my friend, you’ve learnt exactly what not to do next time.

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)
You have so many good qualities, but lately you’ve only been concentrating on the negative ones. Remember from today that the glass is most definitely half full. Doing so can attract all manner of exciting faces your way.

If You Were Born Today, October 6

You are an idealistic, warm, and family-loving person. When you aren’t feeling confident, you are prone to withdrawing, sometimes appearing aloof. It’s certainly not because you are unfriendly. Instead, it’s due to a somewhat cautious nature. You crave a spiritual connection with another person–something that lifts you above and beyond the ordinary. Routine bores you, yet you are not attracted to crises or high-change situations either, as security is important to you. Highly creative, you need to express yourself in a few different avenues in order to derive the most satisfaction from life. Once befriended, you make a fabulously devoted companion, as you value quality over quantity in the people department. When you find people to adore, they are certainly well taken care of!

Famous people born today: Carole Lombard, Elisabeth Shue, Le Corbusier, Matthew Sweet, Jenny Lind.

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Get A Jump on Tomorrow….

Your Daily Horoscopes for Saturday, October 7th

Claire Petulengro, Astrologer

From The Astrology Room

 

ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)
You’re the blacksmith of your own happiness. Create a future which you know you will enjoy and which won’t involve you saying yes to things you know will make you unhappy. This is a day to reverse forced changes.

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)
I see from your stars that you’ve done a lot of soul searching in recent days and weeks. You may not know what you want, but you do know what you DON’T want now, don’t you Taurus? Financial deals made today are successful.

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)
You and I both know you’ve needed a life style change for some time, but putting it into action it has been harder than you thought, hasn’t it Gemini? From today you learn what needs to be done and who you need to distance yourself from.

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)
This would be a great time to look at your day to day living to see what can be done to make it more accommodating to your true needs and desires. Fellow Cancerians help take the weight off your shoulders.

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)
It’s time to let go of the anger which has been eating you up. If you don’t move on, you will not get to see and enjoy the wonderful future which is waiting. Neptune brings new dreams to your sign. Grab them.

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)
You felt as if you were taking two steps forward and one step back. Now though, you begin to see that if you get rid of who was advising you for their own needs, you will move ten times quicker.

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)
Let’s not forget that you are the second most psychic sign in the zodiac. You will see with ease what needs to be done to get your ‘house in order’ so to speak. Don’t let well-meaning but naive family members tell you otherwise.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)
Jupiter helps you to make sense of what did or did not happen in recent days and weeks. You start to realise that you were not the one at fault, but that someone was trying to pull the wool over your eyes.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)
You have been pushing a close one away for fear of them finding out how you really feel. However, you and I both know that it is only by facing the truth that you will see and feel if things can really work.

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)
I know you’ve had a lot to juggle with, but what I can see which you can’t, is that you’ve done an excellent job of both facing your fears and overcoming them. Gemini’s link to a work path you should follow if you want to take things up a level.

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)
It’s time to sit down and do some sums, so you can see with clarity what you can and cannot afford to do this month. October is forecast to be the month you find yourself. Don’t look sideways, look head on today for the answers you need.

Tarot Card of the Day

King of Swords


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traditionally, representing the energy of a King, this masculine energy form is The Adjudicator, the wise judge or mediator. He helps parties in conflict discover common ground and build upon it, and guides societies to see their greater good. His archetype is Solomon, ancient lawgiver and philosopher of the Old Testament. Sometimes appearing cool and detached, he can be misunderstood as not caring.

But emotional displays are just not his medium, nor is he moved by appeals to sympathy or pity. With the philosophical overview that comes from long experience, he listens deeply, watches closely and speaks last. In the end, his even-handedness and objectivity earn him the respect he receives from his community, and those who cannot work out their problems come to him voluntarily for advice.

Occasionally this man is subtly detailed to imply that he is a woman in male armor. If you notice this theme in your deck, it is a reference to Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orleans, archetype of a devout and inspired woman warrior, who was mystically led to abandon her social role to defend what she saw as the greater good. Although she was martyred young, her model crystallizes the message that sometimes the good of the whole is more important than the good of the individual, and in that case, even if you lose, you win just for being there.

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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 October 6th

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Daily Rune for October 6th

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
October 6, 2017

Moose

Moose represents incredible strength and longevity, as well as the ability to see the future. Moose antlers are among the largest of the antlered animals, and are like psychic antennae—giving Moose amazingly developed hearing, smell, and depth perception. Moose is bellowing at you to open your third eye and stop pretending that you don’t know what’s about to happen.

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.

Your Earth Sky News for October 6th – Watch after sunrise for a daytime moon

Tonight is October 6, 2017 – and the Northern Hemisphere’s full Harvest Moon has passed. On this night, the moon is in a waning gibbous phase. That means it rises in the east later and later each evening … and it means you can catch the moon over your western horizon after sunrise in the next few mornings.

If you do catch the moon in the evening tonight or in the next few nights, notice the stars near it. On October 7, the moon is moving toward the famous dipper-shaped Pleiades star cluster, also known as the Seven Sisters, a major signpost in the constellation Taurus the Bull.

On October 8, the moon will be near the constellation Taurus’ other major signpost, the bright star Aldebaran. In fact, the moon will occult or pass in front of Aldebaran from some parts of the world. Read more about the occultation of Aldebaran.

 

Sylvia asked:

When is the best time to see the moon in the sky during daylight hours?

The answer is that the daytime moon is up there much of the time, but, because it’s pale against the blue sky, it’s not as noticeable as the moon at night. But there are certain times of the month when the daytime moon is more noticeable. This upcoming week is an example of one of those.

The most noticeable moon at night is the one that stays out all night long. That would be around the time of full moon each month, when the moon is 180 degrees from the sun, or opposite the sun in our sky. The recent full moon was on October 5, 2017 at 18:40 Universal Time; translate to your time zone.

Every full moon rises around sunset and sets around sunrise. But now the moon is in a waning gibbous phase – rising later each night – and setting in the west later each day after sunrise.

So, in the several mornings after full moon – after sunrise – look for the waning gibbous moon in the west during the morning hours. At mid-northern latitudes in North America, the moon will set well over one hour after sunrise on October 7, 2017, and will set an one hour (or more) later each day thereafter.

These recommended almanacs can help you find the moon’s setting time in your sky

By the way, the moon is up during the day half the time. It has to be, since it orbits around the whole Earth once a month. A crescent moon is hard to see because it’s so near the sun in the sky. At the vicinity of last quarter moon about a week from now, you might have to crane your neck, looking up, to notice it after sunrise.

Ordinarily, we don’t look up to see the waning last quarter moon and waning crescent after sunrise. That’s one reason why people so often miss the moon during the day.

Day by day, the lighted portion of the waning gibbous moon will shrink and the half-lit last quarter moon will come on October 12. Watch for the daytime moon to climb higher and higher into the western sky after sunrise all this coming week!

Bottom line: Starting around October 7, 2017, look for the daytime moon in the west after sunrise.

 

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The Witches Digest for Wednesday, October 4th (Part 4, Daily Tarot Cards, Runes, Animal Spirit & Much More)

 

The Witches Digest for October 4th

(Part 4, Your Daily Tarot Cards, Runes, Influences and Much More)

Your Personal Daily Tarot Card

Judgement



Judgment embodies those forces which require us to be accountable for our actions. With Judgment truths are revealed, mysteries are unraveled and responsibility is assigned. Judgment unveils outcomes and marks the ends of things. While it is a time to properly place guilt, it is also a time for atonement and forgiveness. Ultimately the process of Judgment should lead to freedom from errors made in the past and a fresh start with a clean slate. To that end Judgment actually promises the start of a new journey on which we can apply what we have learned from our past.

Your Daily Love Tarot Card for Today

The Magician

Do some magic of your own today, like penetrating facades and gaining insights into dubious stories that lack credibility. Hold onto your heartstrings until you know you haven’t met a fickle flirt or a trickster. The Magician makes us see what we want to see regardless of the reality of a situation. He draws us in because we love secrets and mysteries, but who wants to live with them day after day and year after year?

Your Past Life Tarot Card for Today

The Star

When you stand up for other’s rights you can stir deeply-seated past life memories in yourself. The origin of these feelings might come from having a past life experience of your own family’s struggle. At this time the civil rights leader inside you has come to the forefront. This spirit is more afraid of not standing up for what he or she believes in then fearful of what retribution one could face. This incarnation comes with an inner strength that is founded in compassion.

Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today

The Crystal

The Crystal glows with the power of mystical truths transformed into material realities. The Crystal denotes a self with a powerful connection to the spiritual world that allows them to literally soak up cosmic wisdom and apply it favorably to their everyday life. It suggest a tremendous growth of one’s spiritual self that will greatly impact the querant’s secular life.

As a daily card, The Crystal indicates a time when you are likely to be well served by allowing your spiritual self to guide your day to day behavior.

Your Daily Rune for Today

Fehu

“Fay-Who” – Literally: “Cattle” – Esoteric: Mobile Property, New Beginnings, Wealth

Key Concepts: Wealth, money, food, sustenance, Hamingja, luck, personal power, circulation of power,  financial strength, prosperity

Psi: Beginner’s Mind, presence, freedom, first impressions, young love

Energy: mobility, luck, charisma, dynamic power, liquid and mobile transferable energies, abundance, circulation, ‘mana’, sexual attraction

Mundane: money, recent purchases, reputation, freshness, fashionability

Divinations: New beginnings, social success, foresight, energy, travel, money, control; or greed, failure, atrophy, poverty, endings.

Governs:

  • Delegating your energy to another, power transference or projection; the sending rune
  • Drawing gravity into the personal sphere
  • Promotion of personal and social evolution, changing circumstances of importance
  • Increase in personal monetary wealth
  • Beginner’s mind and presence as a tool for consciously creating a fresh start

Your Karmic Number for Today

Life is a bit hard to piece together lately if you’ve drawn out a 3 in opposition like you have now. Jigsaw puzzles can be fun and relaxing. They help pass the time. It is messy when your life is in a thousand pieces. You have pieces missing, so the picture is incomplete. Change your diet. Drink more water, detox, exercise. Do some breathing techniques, journal. Confide in a good friend about your challenges. You are overdue for a purge of the toxins in your life. You will find what you need in unexpected ways.

Crack the Cookie

The Wisdom of Buddha

All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?

Your Earth Sky News for October 4th: Watch for Sirius, sky’s brightest star

Is October 4, 2017 the Harvest Moon? Click here to find out!

Also, be sure to watch for Mars and Venus during their close conjunction on the morning of October 5. Click here for more info. And know that you can see these two worlds – still close – throughout this weekend.

And – if you’re up early watching for Venus and Mars – take a moment to see the sky’s brightest star, Sirius, on these October mornings. This star is so brilliant that you can easily see it on a moonlit night in from a light-polluted city. Click here to find out when Sirius will rise tonight from your part of the world.

Andy wrote:

Early this morning, looking southeast, I saw a beautiful star, bright and multicolored … Can you identify it for me?

And Paula wrote:

This morning two of us got up early. We found a pulsing star straight down the sky below Orion’s Belt. It was pulsing the colors of green, yellow, blue and red like a strobe light. I will search for it every morning as it was so enchanting.

This star is enchanting, so much so that – every year, beginning in Northern Hemisphere autumn – we get many, many questions about a multicolored star twinkling in the southeastern to southern sky after midnight. This star typically turns out to be Sirius, which is in the constellation Canis Major the Greater Dog and is sometimes called the Dog Star.

Sirius is now rising in the southeast in the hours after midnight and can be found in the south at dawn. Notice that a line from Orion’s Belt points to Sirius.

Brightest star Sirius on left, with constellation Orion. See how three stars of Orion’s Belt point to Sirius? This photo from EarthSky Facebook friend Susan Jensen in Odessa, Washington. Thank you, Susan!

 

Sirius appears to flash different colors when it’s low in the sky. Really, all the stars are flashing different colors, because light is composed of all the colors of a rainbow, and the journey through our atmosphere breaks starlight into its component colors via refraction. But you don’t notice the colors of the other stars much, because they’re not as bright as Sirius, which is the brightest star visible from anywhere on Earth.

Since our atmosphere is causing the light to break into its colors, and since Sirius is often seen low in the sky now (where you are peering at it through a thicker layer of atmosphere than when it’s overhead), the flashing colors of Sirius are very obvious. When Sirius is higher in the sky – which it is close to dawn in the month of October – or in the evening sky in January and February – you’ll find that Sirius shines with a steadier, whiter light.

So, on these October mornings, watch as Sirius winks at you in the wee hours before dawn!

More about Sirius: Dog Star and brightest star

Bottom line: We get many questions about a bright, colorful, twinkling star on these October mornings. It’s the star Sirius in the constellation Canis Major, brightest star in the sky. The bright planet Venus is also up before dawn now. But you’ll know Sirius, because Orion’s Belt always points to it

Moon Diary: Fighting Talk. Full Harvest Moon in Aries, 5th October 2017

by Jane Lyle

A dynamic warrior of a full Moon rises at 12 degrees of fiery Aries, the Ram, on 5th October. It’s active, stirring, challenging – and excites impulsive words and actions, highlighting them in various ways over the next two weeks.

With the full Moon opposite Mercury, there’ll be much fighting talk and unfiltered speech – much of it highly emotional, and focused on individual points of view. The tension between the Sun in diplomatic Libra, and Moon in feisty Aries is a bit like the tension between sensible adult and exuberant child. Certainly it symbolises the tension between law and order versus anarchy, anger, and a powerful need for self-expression – with the emphasis on the word ‘self’.

Libra is the sign of partnerships, while Aries – first sign of the Zodiac – is the new-born self, the sign that says ‘I am’.  Some relationship reshuffles are coming our way – for today Venus, planet of love, art, and money aligns with young warrior Mars.

Venus rules Libra, while Mars rules Aries, where our talkative harvest Moon is rising. Mercury, also in Libra, urges us to communicate – adding to the need to consciously favour tact and charm at this full Moon. But many of us may not be in the mood to listen, or to look before we leap.

Some relationships will come to a head this week, while new ones begin with powerful attractions and a torrent of words and feelings. Currently, we have Sun, Moon, Mercury, Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto in those potent Cardinal signs of Aries, Libra and Capricorn. It’s a lunar initiation moment for our alliances in love, and probably professionally too. Yet this is a hot, action-packed full Moon, and it wants to bring things to a bubbling boil. Challenging times – with the see-saw me-and-you, us-and-them theme repeated in different ways at the next electrifying new Moon in Libra on 19th October.

If you have planets or angles in your natal horoscope at around 10-13 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn you’ll feel the energy of this full Moon more than most.

“Do not grieve. Misfortunes will happen to the wisest and best of men. Death will come, always out of season. It is the command of the Great Spirit, and all nations and people must obey. What is past and what cannot be prevented should not be grieved for…. Misfortunes do not flourish particularly in our lives — they grow everywhere.”
Chief Big Elk, Omaha (1770-1846)

A Little Humor for Your Day

The Night Before Crisis

 

Twas the night befor crisis, and all through the house

Not a program was working, not even a browse.

 

The programmers were wrung out, too mindless to care,
knowing chances of cutover hadn’t a prayer.

 

The users were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of inquiries danced in their heads.

 

When out in the lobby there arose such a clatter,
that I sprang from my tube to see what was the matter.

 

And what to my wondering eyes should appear,
but a Super Programmer, oblivious to fear.

 

More rapid than eagles, his programs thet came,
and he whistled and shouted and called them by name.

 

On Update! On Add! On Inquiry! On Delete!
On Batch Jobs! On Closing! On Functions Complete!

 

His eyes were glazed over, his fingers were lean,
from weekends and nights in front of a screen.

 

A wink of his eye, and a twist of his head,
soon let me know I had nothing to dread.

 

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
turning specs into code, then turned with a jerk.

 

And laying his finger on the ENTER key,
the system came up and worked perfectly.

 

The system was finished, the tests were concluded.
The client’s last changes were even included!

 

And the client exclaimed with a snarl and a taunt,
“It’s just what I asked for, but not what I want.”

—Author Unknown

—And that’s all folks!

 

Your Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for Sept.2nd is The Lovers

Your Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for Today

The Lovers



The Lovers indicates both the most powerful of unions and the most of challenging conflicts humans must face. On one side The Lover’s embodies love and union on a cosmic scale—a love so strong, so inherently good that it actually makes the lovers better, more than they really are. All of the elements are there for the perfect union. The Lovers represent all powerful unions in general, and the elements that create/sustain them. The problem The Lovers face is temptation and the decision to act morally or abandon their ethics to take advantage of other opportunities that would be defined as transgressions.

 

 

Your Daily Tarot Card for Sept. 2nd is The Chariot

Tarot Card of the Day

The Chariot


September 2nd, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

The Chariot Tarot card points to a triumphal feeling of freedom, as if the Charioteer is being paraded through the streets as a hero (or heroine). The card reflects congratulations for high achievement, and serves as a sign of empowerment.

Huge wheels and frisky steeds speed the rate at which the driver’s will power can be realized. This kind of charge makes more of the world accessible to one ambitious enough to seize The Chariot’s reins. But there is danger in this feeling of freedom, because of the increased rate of change and its power to magnify mistakes in judgment. As a seasoned warrior, the Charioteer is called upon to be extra attentive to the way ahead.

 

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