August 18th Tarot Card

I am sorry that today i only have time to post a tarot card instead of the full Daily Divination Journal. I got up late and am out the door to go to work at the carnival. Tomorrow the full journal will be posted. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tarot

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

9 of Wands

A Pause

A man holding a wand stands between two large Air dragons. His expression is on of tiredness but triumph. The magician has moved through many trials and tribulations to reach this moment of rest and success. Behind him is dark, twisted wood, the frightening and mysterious depths of the subconscious, where malicious faces of past lives or past experiences in this life may rise to haunt him. To succeed in his journey, he had to acknowledge past errors and build upon that experience. A steep stair leads back from where he stands into the woods, symbolizing that his journey through this life is not yet finished. However, at this moment he and the dragons stand in full sunlight, representing spiritual power. In a semi circle above the man’s head are eight wands, their tips flashing in the sunlight. If he can keep his willpower bright, he can ascend the steps without worry.

Divinatory Meaning: There is a pause in a difficult lifecycle, giving you a much needed rest. This is a time when you must carefully plan your next step. Success is in sight but more effort is needed.

August 5th Daily Divination Journal

Tarot

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

General

 

 

Six of Wands – Success after hard work

Pages 68 and 69

A woman with a small dragon on her shoulder stands with a crown on her head. A five-point star is centered on her forehead, directly over the spiritual third eye. This symbolizes the woman’s connection with spiritual guidance and her access to ancient knowledge.  Before her is a table covered with rolled scrolls, quill pens, and other magickal equipment. Prominently to the front is a brass vase holding six crystal topped wands. Other small dragon fly and sit about the room. The star (pentacle of protection and a symbol of the Goddess) and the crown (spiritual enlightenment) reveal that this magician is on a higher path of life. She has gathered her will power (the wands) and placed them in a position to bring about fertility an manifestation (the vase). This fertile energy is repeated in the Celtic scrollwork carved into the table, the magician’s center for working her will.

Divinatory Meaning: You are rewarded with success after hard work. A message of good news brightens your day. There could be advancement in career. Supportive friends give you the courage to follow your dreams.

LOVE

Two of Cups – Love; friendship; commitment.

Pages 116 and 117

A man and woman standing in a small clearing, surrounded by ancient stones bearing Celtic spirals of unending life. Roses of achievement and perfection grow around the stones, symbols of primordial power. The couple is holding a chalice between them, their eyes on each other. They are very happy for they have learned that sharing of balance and loving emotions is the key to a successful relationship. Behind them is a Water dragon with a chalice held in its claws. With the Moon of spiritual discipline and initiation behind it, the dragon is pouring water from its cup into theirs, representing the flow of astral love, energy, and knowledge that comes to those who seek spiritual enlightenment.

Divinatory Meaning: A great love or friendship is no possible. This card can also indicate an engagement, marriage, or birth announcement. There is the necessary commitment of some kind.

Health

King of Cups – Court Card – Emotional events

Pages 140 and 141

A regal, older man stands before a throne made of shell. He wears a crown with pearls on the spiky tips. In one hand he holds a chalice trimmed with scallop shells. His other hand lies on the head of a Water dragon that lies wrapped around the throne. The throne stands on a beach, strewn with shells, starfish, and driftwood. The King of Cups has moved to a state of being where he is no longer ruled by the tides of emotions. He has earned his throne, which represents security and stability  in the mist of emotions (the water of the sea). His crown with pearls symbolizes spiritual enlightenment found in the sacred center of every human, the discovery of which enabled him to escape the emotional extremes of life. The shells (continuing life from one cycle to another) and the starfish (pentacles of protection) have come from the sea, which is the cauldron of creation and rebirth. Through the King’s companionship with the Water dragon he has learned how to use emotional energy in a more positive way.

Divinatory Meaning: This card represents a loving and caring masculine influence. There is a possibility of a journey across water. You may experience an episode of up and down emotions.

Wealth

Six of Cups – Reunions; unexpected gifts.

Pages 124 and 125

A little boy and girls are smiling and hugging two large Water dragons, who rise out of a pond. The children symbolize the natural psychic connection all humans possess before they are taught such things are false. They are freely communicating with astral creatures because it is the normal thing to do. On the flower and tree-covered banks stand six chalices. The flowers and trees represent constant renewal of life, fed by the waters of the lake (emotional, purity and balance). Ting dragons flutter around the children, symbols of potential power even the tiniest pieces of cosmic energy. The six chalices represent the power of building in all its connotations; building of relationships, healing power, and bridges between two people and/or species. By acknowledging this power of building, we acknowledge the interconnectedness of all things, animate and inanimate.

Divinatory Meaning: A reunion with old friends may be near. New opportunities present themselves; be ready to act on them. Unexpected gifts may surprise you.

Rune

From The Rune Site

Wendhorn – Medieval Rune

Sound: “mm” as in “humming”
Stands for: Phases of the moon
Magick/Healing use: Reminds us that we must experience good and bad alike.

Witches’ Rune

From Otherworldly Oracle – Witches Runes: Their History, Meanings

Harvest

Harvest: abundance, reaping, manifesting, wealth, family security, finances

What happens during the harvest? We collect all we’ve been growing. This rune represents manifestation and reaping the rewards. Finances and security.

Ogham

From Ogham Symbol Gallery

Tinne/Teine

T stands for Tinne, or Teine, the Holly tree. This evergreen plant is connected to immortality, unity, courage, and the stability of hearth and home. Pronounced chihnn-uh by the Celts, the wood of the Holly was often used in the construction of weapons, and is known as a plant of warriors and protectors.

In the pre-Christian British Isles, the Holly was often associated with protection–planting a hedge around your home would keep malevolent spirits out, thanks in no small part to the sharp spikes on the leaves. In Celtic myth, the concept of the Holly King and the Oak King symbolizes the changing of the seasons, and the transition of the earth from the growing time to the dying season.

When Christianity moved into the Celtic lands, the new religion associated the Holly plant with the story of Jesus. The poky spikes on the leaves represent the crown of thorns worn by Jesus on the cross, and the bright red berries symbolize his blood.

Numerology

From NUMEROLOGY DOUBLE DIGIT NUMBERS

Sixty-Nine

Few numbers are as responsible and self-sacrificing as the number 69. Political activists and environmentalists often have this number, as do doctors, nurses, and teachers. It is also extremely creative.

Animal Spirit Guide and/or Helper

From The Mind Fool

Dolphin

Dolphin: Harmony, defensive, assistance, resurgence, lively and strength.

 

 

 

July 25th Daily Divination Journal

TAROT

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

General

Temperance – 14 in Major Arcana

New perspectives.

Pages 40 to 41

In perfect harmony, three dragons coil and turn through the skies, weaving strands of spiritual energy with their claws. The sky itself holds repeating patterns of spirals, symbolizing the primal matter of creation-destruction that is all around us. One dragon is blue; another is shades of red; the third , shades of green. Red symbolizes vibrant life energies and sexual drive; green the productiveness of the mind; blue, the watery instability of emotion. All these must be twined together in equal parts in order to temper and modify life experiences, so that what is out of balance (intemperate) can be corrected. An elongated, golden lemniscate (a figure eight) of eternal life twine through the spinning circle of dragons, representing that a balanced life cannot exist without the important element of spirit.

Divinatory Meaning: This card may presage a period of creative inspiration, or a time of harmony and peacefulness. Self-control and inner guidance will get you through difficulties. A trip gives you a new perspective on an old issue. You need to atapt to new circumstances.  

Love

Two of Swords

Pages 88 to 89

A Fire dragon holds two long swords in its claws, as it faces a man across an opening, blazing vent in the rocky ground. The only connection to the other side is a narrow bridge without railings. The man hesitates, one foot on the bridge, one foot on solid ground. One of his hands are outstretched to take a sword, but he must cross to get one. Celtic spirals are craved into the stark stones of the surrounding landscape. The bridge represents the link between the conscious and subconscious minds. The tenuous area of the mind can be a frightening place when one is learning to join the psychic senses with everyday, common-sense deductions in order to make better decisions. The only way to cross the bridge is to walk across without analyzing the potential for defeat or looking down at the dangerous fires below. The strength to take action can be drawn from knowledge of the meaning of the Celtic spirals; any momentary failure can be a stepping stone to a new opportunity.

Divinatory Meaning: There is tension and indecision in relationships or friendships. You are having difficulty gaining a sense of balance because you have no definite plans to the direction you want to go. You are faced with having to balance two important things in life without being able to make a firm decision. 

Health

Eight of Wands

Movement; urgency.

Pages 72 to 73

Eight dragons fly across a deep, mysterious void of a cosmic sky, each one holding a crystal-topped wand. Starlight flashes of the crystal tips of the wand. The star are spiritual beacons that guide those who journey through life. Oftentimes, those on a real life journey as if they are in a bottomless void, no direction to guide them out of the situation. This is the time to call upon your personal dragon guardians, look within for spiritual direction, and use your willpower (wand) to find your way to your goal.

Divinatory Meaning: Barriers fall and events move quickly. Urgent messages of a positive nature come your way. You may take a journey; possibly by air. 

Wealth

Six of Pentacles

Just rewards

Pages 152 to 153

A large dragon holds out a claw filled with coins to an old man with a cane. Beside the dragon, a little girl in tattered clothing hugs the dragon. The unlimited forces of the Universe work on the constant balancing of positive and negative. All we need do is seek and ask for the help we need. The child represents the hidden seed of trust and confidence within each of us that leads to a new cycle, even though we may be in the midst of sorrow. The child is completely unafraid of universal forces, subconsciously understanding that trust brings help and answers to our problems. Six pentacles can be seen on the cobblestones, leading from the struggling man to the glowing dragon. Our paths are full of signposts, directing us away from the negative and to the positive, if only we will be observant.

Divinatory Meaning: You will be receiving what is due you, positive or negative. Someone repays you a loan of money or time. Revive your outlook on life by helping others who are in need.

RUNE

From London Verse – Norse Runes: Viking Runes, Norse Symbols and Much More to Know!

URUZ VIKING RUNE – MANHOOD

The rune is an indication of the new phase beginning in a person’s life and the termination of the old one. The rune symbolizes the future changes that are yet to happen in the night. It speaks of ending one part of life and how a man goes out of his childhood frame. This means it must be left behind to attain manhood.

Witches’ Rune

The Black Rune

The Black Rune – Keywords: Difficulty, pain.

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

Ogham

From Ogham Symbol Gallery 

Tinne/Teine

T stands for Tinne, or Teine, the Holly tree. This evergreen plant is connected to immortality, unity, courage, and the stability of hearth and home. Pronounced chihnn-uh by the Celts, the wood of the Holly was often used in the construction of weapons, and is known as a plant of warriors and protectors.

In the pre-Christian British Isles, the Holly was often associated with protection–planting a hedge around your home would keep malevolent spirits out, thanks in no small part to the sharp spikes on the leaves. In Celtic myth, the concept of the Holly King and the Oak King symbolizes the changing of the seasons, and the transition of the earth from the growing time to the dying season.

When Christianity moved into the Celtic lands, the new religion associated the Holly plant with the story of Jesus. The poky spikes on the leaves represent the crown of thorns worn by Jesus on the cross, and the bright red berries symbolize his blood.

Tinne Correspondences

Mundane Aspects: Hang a sprig of Holly in your home to protect your family in your absence. Soak the leaves in spring water under a full moon, and then use the water as a blessing for people or items you wish to protect. There is strength to be found in standing together, and ultimately protection comes from honor and trust.

Magical Aspects: Develop the ability to respond quickly and wisely to your intuition. Learn to overcome and adapt to new situations, and to respond immediately to changes in your spiritual environment. Trust your instinct, but don’t let your heart rule over your head.

Numerology

From NUMEROLOGY DOUBLE DIGIT NUMBERS

Eleven

See “The Master numbers.” Highly intuitive, even psychic, this Master number is a channel between the sub-conscious and the conscious mind. Highly charged. Can be neurotic.

Animal Spirit Guide or Helper

To read more about Deer click here to go to Uni Guide

Deer Symbolism, Meanings & The Deer Spirit Animal

Deer symbolism and meanings include instincts, intuition, speed, agility, grace, gentleness, and devotion. Deer are known all over the world. In fact, they live on every continent except Antarctica. So, they are subjects in the mythology and folklore of many cultures. In addition, the deer spirit animal is an important guide for those who feel a special kinship with these graceful animals.

 

July 19th Daily Divination Journal

Tarot Cards

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

GENERAL

Six of Cups

Reunions; unexpect gifts.

A little boy and girl are smiling and hugging two large Water dragons, who rise out of a pond. The children symbolize the natural psychic connection all humans possess before they are taught such a thing is false. They are freely communicating with astral creatures because it is a normal thing to do. On the flower and tree-covered banks stand six chalice. The flowers and trees represent constant renewal of life, fed by the waters of the lake (emotional purity and balance). Tiny dragons flutter happily around the children, symbols of the potential power of even the tiniest pieces of cosmic energy. The six chalice represent the power of building in all its connotations; building of relationships, healing power, and bridges between people and/or species. By acknowledging this power of building, we we acknowledge the interconnectedness of all things, animate and inanimate.

Divinatory Meaning: A reunion with old friends may be near. New opportunities present themselves; be ready to act on them. Unexpected gifts may surprise you.

LOVE

Number 6 in the Major Arcana

The Lovers

Am emotional decision.

A Forest dragon stands on the bank of a lake, its neck outstretched to touch noses with a beautiful Water dragon that rises from the waters. The gaze at each other in love, unconcerned that their attraction  will prove difficult because of their very different lifestyles. For the moment, they are caught up in the power of their emotions. The Forest dragon represents the liner, analytical left brain and the conscious mind, while the Water dragon represents creativity, spiritually connected right mind and the conscious mind. To achieve success and reach goals, both halves of the brain, as well as the conscious and subconscious minds, must live and work together in harmony in order to reach a spiritual balance point. However, because of the vast differences in perceiving life and spirit, this is extremely difficult to maintain on a constant basis.  Thus, we go through life in a kind of dance, approaching, then retreating from the balance point. The heron, representing generation of life, and the butterfly, symbolizing the soul itself, reveal that we must always be aware of the soul and its need to grow, regardless of our emotional side-paths.

Divinatory Meaning

A romantic encounter may come into your life. You may be faced with an attraction or a temptation that may not be good for you. There will be an attraction of opposites that will be difficult to reconcile in the long run. A difficult choice will arise; make your decision on facts, not the emotions

HEALTH

NINE OF PENTACLES

Comfortable Aloneness

A dragon and a man sit along the edge of a forest. It is a sunny day, and many small animals and birds are around the dragon and the man. The man is at one with Nature and his astral teacher, the dragon. The birds are messages from spirit to help him make a decision and find his path in life. The wolves in the background represent the strength, cunning, and wisdom he is learning, while the squirrel of resourcefulness, the rabbit of fertility, and the little mice of self-preservation help him to create a balanced attitude towards life.

DIVINATORY MEANING: You feel comfortable, safe, and at ease with yourself. There will soon be a pleasant period of being alone. A journey

WEALTH

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King of Wands – A Court Card

Ambition; leadership.

A regal looking older man sits on a richly craved throne; he wears a crown with small blue stones on the spiky tips. Because the man’s long and dedicated studies, he has earned the title of Master of Air. Chaotic thoughts no longer plague hi,, for he has became disciplined in weeding out, organizing, and bending the power of those thoughts to his concentrated desire and goals. About his shoulders is a white and multiblue mantle (comfort and contentment), with tiny dragon figures as part of the design. On one partially raised hand sits a tiny, dark blue dragon, a small messenger that helps the king to communicate with other realms. The king’s other hand holds a long staff-like wand (willpower) with a crystal tip; its glow shows the purity of his will. A huge dragon peers over the back of the  above the man’s head. This is the kings guardian and advisor, a long-time companion on journeys through other realms of being. Another of his small Guardian dragons lies curled contently at his feet, its sleep revealing the calmness of the atmosphere around this powerful man.

Divinatory Meaning:

A masculine influence, who is powerful in the business world, could guide you in an important decision. Ambition and leadership qualities will get you ahead in your career. Beware that haste and ego do not get you in trouble

Rune

Inguz

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“Only when we know our solitude to be different from our loneliness
can we be whole enough to honor another’s place.”

Inguz – “Ing-guz” – Literally: “Seed” or “The god, Ing” – Esoteric: Process, space

Rune of isolation or separation in order to create a space or place where the process of transformation into higher states of being can occur. Rune of gestation and internal growth.

Psi: internal growth, personal development, the power of suggestion, the inner-child, wholeness

Energy: earth-god, stored energy, gestation process, male mysteries, subtlety, planned burstsv

Mundane: male sexuality, agriculture

Divinations: Resting, gestation, internal growth, expectation, time for oneself; or impotence, scattering, movement without change, frivolity, immaturity.

Governs:

  • Storage and transformation of power for ritual use.
  • Stored Energy
  • Passive meditation and centering of energy and thought
  • Sudden release of energy
  • All forms of subtle, creative action

Witch’s Rune


The Ear Of Corn



Keywords: Good luck, success.
Meanings: This rune represents abundance, success and happiness. This is considered a lucky rune and if leading, it is very positive about your query, whether the query is about finance, business, friendship, partnership or spirituality. In conjunction with the Rings, it indicates a happy and prosperous marriage. With the Sun, it means success in your career, and with Waves, success abroad


Animal Spirit Guide and/or Helper

July 12th Daily Divination Journal

Tarot Card – General

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

Two of Swords – Tension; indecision.

Pages 88 and 89

A Fire dragon holds two long swords in it’s claws, as it faces a man across an open, blazing vent in the rocky ground. The only connection to the other side is a narrow stone bridge without railings. The man hesitates, one foot on the bridge, one foot on solid ground. One of his hands is outstretched to take a sword, but he must cross to get one. Celtic spirals are craved into the stark stone of the surrounding landscape. The bridge represents the link between the conscious and subconscious minds. This tenuous area of the mind can be a frightening place when one is learning to join the psychic senses with everyday, common-sense deductions in order to make a better decisions. The only way to safely cross the bridge is to walk across without analyzing the potential for defeat or looking down at the dangerous fire below. The strength to take action can be drawn from knowledge of the meaning of the Celtic spirals; any momentary failure can be a stepping stone to a now opportunity.

Divinatory Meaning: There is tension and indecision in relationships or friendships. You are having difficulty gaining a sense of balance because you have no definite plans as to the direction you want to go. You are faced with having to balance two important things in your life without being able to make a firm decision.

Elder Futhark Rune

 From The Rune Site

Wunjo

Sound: “w”, “v”
Stands for: Joy
Color: Pink (Blue)
Casting meaning: This rune shows us the balance between all things even when in a chaotic world. It is also a rune of fellowship, common goals and well being to all things. If you come across this rune in a reading you can expect good news to come your way.

 

Witches’ Rune  

From The Summer Goddess Book of Shadows

Rings

The Rings Rune implies important alliances and agreements.

Drawing this rune can suggest aligning your energies with another toward the successful completion of your goals.

The Rings Rune symbolizes all bonds.

You can look forward to important gatherings soon or the dissolution of joint ventures. Even facing an enemy straight on.

More routinely, this rune will suggest being charmed by the superficial or just going through the motions.

Ogham 

          From Ogham Symbol Gallery

St – Straith

This symbol, used for the sound St, is Straith (sometimes seen as Straif), the Blackthorn tree. A symbol of authority and control, the Blackthorn is connected to strength and triumph over adversity. Blackthorn is a tree (although some might argue it’s more of a really big shrub) of winter, and its berries only ripen after the first frost. White flowers appear in the spring, and the bark is black and thorny.

On a medicinal level, Blackthorn berries–sloe berries–are brewed to make a tonic (this is what Sloe Gin is made from). The tonic can be used as a laxative and/or diuretic, as well as a skin astringent. In folklore, the Blackthorn has a fairly unpleasant reputation. An English legend refers to a devastating winter as a “Blackthorn Winter.” It also represents the darker side of magic and witchcraft. Because it’s a plant that becomes hardy when all around it is dying, it is associated with the Dark Mother, the Crone aspect of the Goddess, particularly the Cailleach in some parts of Scotland and Ireland. There is also a strong connection to the Morrighan, because of Blackthorn’s association with the blood and death of warriors. In fact, in early Celtic culture, the Blackthorn was popular for its use in the cudgel shillelagh.

Straith Correspondences

Mundane Aspects: Expect the unexpected, especially when it comes to change. Your plans may be altered, or even destroyed, so plan to deal with it. The appearance of Straith often indicates the influence of external forces.

Magical Aspects: You’re at the beginning of a new journey, and there will be some surprises–possibly unpleasant ones–along the way. Overcoming these obstacles will give you strength. Realize that you–and your life–are changing.

 

Numerology Number

From NUMEROLOGY DOUBLE DIGIT NUMBERS

A person with this number is often misunderstood and is frequently the victim of gossip – it’s about global awareness and a leadership role in humanitarian affairs. It can bring jealousy and possessiveness to relationships. It is considered a Power number.

Animal Spirit Guide or Helper

Today’s Animal Spirt Guide card comes from Messages from Your Animal Spirit Guides Oracle Cards by Steven D. Farmer Copyright 2008

Panda – “Create a sacred space for yourself in your home and/or place of work”

Pages 83 to 85

A Sacred Space is an area in your home or work place where you have some privacy for contemplation, mediation, or simply a bit of quite time to think. If this isn’t possible to do at work, it becomes even more imperative that you provide this for yourself in your home. This is a space that is your territory, whether it’s an entire room or a corner of your living room or bedroom. Place a cozy chair or pillow there, and then set up a simple altar, one that contains a few pieces that are both personal and precious. Include a candle in your space that you can light when you’re abiding there. Make your sacred space a comfortable place to hang out, with no agenda or compulsion to do anything. As Buddha said, “Don’t just do something; sit there.”

You may find all sorts of reasons or excuses not to do this, but don’t cave in to these internal objections. Make it important enough for your emotional and mental health and balance to create this kind of private spiritual sanctuary. Be sure to do nothing in particular for a good period of the time you sit there. The increasingly rapid pace of life and growing intensities in the world are even greater cause for doing so. It’s a place for solace, one where you can more closely listen to your inner voice and feelings, and tap into the Life Force inside that’s expressing itself as you.

Associations: Rarity; Vegetarianism; Polarity; Willpower; Solitude; Privacy; Sacred Space; Intuition; Perspective; Gentleness; Strength; Flexibility; Modesty; Economy

 

July 10th Daily Divination Journal

Tarot Card

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

GENERAL

Three of Cups

Prosperity; success.

Pages 118 and 119

A Water dragon lies in a cave on a vast pile of treasure. Prominent in front among the treasure are three chalices. Symbolic of the riches of spirit deep within the sacred center of each human, the dragon waits patiently to share this treasure with anyone who seeks his realm. The treasure itself represents the hidden knowledge found within the subconscious and collective unconscious minds of all humans. The lapping water (the constant giving and receiving of emotional wealth) can be seen in the front of the card. Shimmering water reflections shown on cave walls, symbolic of the love and contentment that shine forth from the lives of all who are balanced and at peace.

Divinatory Meaning: A time of prosperity, success, good luck, and happiness is coming. A celebration may brighten your life. This can be a successful creative period.

LOVE

Knight of Cups – A Court Card

Unexpected pleasant times

Pages 136 and 137

The Knight of CUps, a teenage boy, is riding on a Water dragon across ocean waves. The Knight has not yet come into the fullness of his magickal and spiritual knowledge or experience. He is testing himself by pushing his ride on the Water dragon to the limit. He is wearing a breastplate with a seashell designs on it, symbolic of the ever present life force that allows humans to expose the body and mind to new and sometimes dangerous adventures, but protects the soul which is eternal. The water is full of other Water dragons, mermaids, and sea creatures. These creatures all symbolize the active seed-forms of manifestation that dwell within the sea-womb of the cauldron of creation. The girl’s face, seen behind him, represents his hidden feminine side. All humans possess both masculine and feminine energies within them, energies they must learn to balance for a successful life.

Divinatory Meaning: Be prepared for an unexpected visit from someone you admire. Remember, a dreamer who is balanced between the dreams and reality accomplishes the most. You may have a pleasant outing with someone you care for deeply.

Health

Nine of Pentacles

Comfortable aloneness

Pages 158 and 159

A dragon and a man sit along the edge of a forest. It is a sunny day, and many small animals and birds are around the dragon and man. The man is at one with Nature and his astral teacher, the dragon. The birds are messengers from spirit, sent to help him make decisions and find his path in life. The wolves in the background represent the strength,, cunning, and wisdom he is learning, while the squirrel of resourcefulness, the rabbit of fertility, and the little mice of self-preservation help him to create a balanced attitude toward life.

Divinatory Meaning: You feel comfortable. safe, and at ease with yourself. There will soon be a pleasant period of being alone. A journey into Nature can renew your outlook on life and recharge your energies.

Wealth

Knight of Pentacles – A Court Card

Gains and losses

Pages 164 and 165

A teenage girl, clad in a golden breastplate and helmet, stands beside a large dragon on a rocky hill. They are watching men build a stone house below. The girl has a Celtic sword slung at her belt; beside the sword is a bag with a pentacle on the side. From her vantage point at the gates to the spiritual realm, the girl can clearly see the labor that goes into each life; this labor creates a personal space for the individual, a necessity for the maintenance of the individuality and personal identity. The stones of the hillside symbolize primordial power; this symbolism is repeated in the stones used to build the house. There is an unlimited supply of creative, primordial energy upon which any person may draw to manifest what is needed in life, if they are willing to put forth the effort. The sword and the bag with the pentacle represent the spiritual strength for defense.

Divinatory Meaning: There could be a gain or loss finances. Salary increase is possible. The chance to purchase real estate may come about. A loan is repaid.

Elder Futhark Rune

From The Rune Site

Othala

Sound: “o” as in “old”
Stands for: Home (or Odla – sacred ancestral land)
Color: Copper (Brown)
Casting meaning: Much like Fehu this is a rune of wealth. But unlike Fehu, Othala represents a wealth that cannot be sold. This is wealth like family, friendships or our culture and heritage that is passed down to us. It represents an enclosure and maintains the existing state of things as they presently are.

Witches’ Rune

From The Summer Goddess Book of Shadow

The Eye

This rune means to watch, to be spellbound, to probe deeper and discover that which is hidden from view.

It indicates becoming conscious and aware. This can sometimes mean you will be shocked into some awareness.

The Eye Rune implies the inner eye, to bring something into focus, to awaken or startle.

It suggests the all-knowing or all-seeing consciousness.

This rune has everything to do with examination, inspection, exposure and understanding on the deepest level

Ogham

From Ogham Symbol Gallery

Eabhadh/Eadha

E is Eadhadh, or Eadha, which is the Aspen, a symbol of endurance and courage. The Aspen is a durable, hardy tree that grows all over North America and Scotland, so when Eadhadh appears, take it as a sign of strong will and success. Challenges may come your way, but you will eventually conquer your adversaries and obstacles.

In folklore and literature, the Aspen is associated with heroes, and many “crowns of Aspen” have been found in ancient burial sites. The sturdy wood was popular for making shields, and were often imbued with magical protective properties. In the Highlands of Scotland, the Aspen was often rumored to be connected to the realm of the Fae.

Eadhadh Correspondences

Mundane Aspects: Like the Aspen, you can be flexible without snapping. No matter what obstacles come, allow yourself to know that these too will be gone eventually. You will be left stronger for the experience, if you can get over your fears and reservations.

Magical Aspects: Don’t give in to the pressures of the material world. Focus instead on your spiritual journey, even if it seems like it would be a lot easier to give up and let things fall by the wayside. Even in the Tarot, the Fool knows he has a long way to go, but the first step is the hardest. When Eadhadh appears, put aside your distractions, and take that first all-important step on your journey.

Numerology Number

Eighteen

It is involved with business on an international scale, and it is a discordance between idealism and selfishness. There is a lack of conscious spiritual effort. If the 18 is prominent in your chart, reading and travel will be very beneficial.

Today’s Animal Spirt Guide card comes from Messages from Your Animal Spirit Guides Oracle Cards by Steven D. Farmer Copyright 2008

Animal Spirit Guide or Helper

Zebra

“Let go of your fear and know that you are safe and protected at all times”

Pages 135 to 137

Whenever you venture into unfamiliar territory it’s quite natural to feel some trepidation. Your mind can create all sorts of scenarios as to what can go wrong. Doubts and uncertainties may arise, and the can seem fraught with challenges and sometimes even danger. You may find yourself stuck at times, fearful about moving ahead. Yet much of what we label as fear isn’t actually fear, True fear is a vital, instinctual response to any life-threatening situation and is triggered not only by circumstances or events, but even more so by what you think about those circumstances or events. Stay relaxed yet vigilant, trusting that nothing can truly harm you and that your body will provide sensory information if there is any actual danger. If there truly is a threat, then your instincts will tell you what to do.

Whenever you feel an exaggerated sense of fear triggered mainly by your thoughts, one that has little or no basis in reality, take a few slow, deep breaths. Call upon spirit helpers who have provided their guidance and protection before. Reach out to close friends or family members for reassurance and to help you feel grounded and centered. Recall those times in the past when you did not feel frightened or were endangered and not only survived, but came through intact. You can also re-label fear and instead call it excitement, as the two emotions are very similar in the way they manifest in the body. Most of all, trust your spirit guides, your instincts, and your friends to watch out for you.

Associations: Protection; Guardianship; Alertness; Kindheartedness; Compassion; Individuality; Compromise; Challenge; Analysis; Illusion; Magic; Sure-footedness; Confidence; Changes; Agility

July 4th Daily Divination Journal

General Tarot Card

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

 

Pages 68 and 69

Six of Wands – Success after hard work.

A woman with a small dragon on her shoulder stands with a crown on her head. A five-point star is centered on her forehead, directly over the spiritual third eye. This symbolizes the woman’s connection with spiritual guidance and her access to ancient knowledge.  Before her is a table covered with rolled scrolls, quill pens, and other magickal equipment. Prominently to the front is a brass vase holding six crystal topped wands. Other small dragon fly and sit about the room. The star (pentacle of protection and a symbol of the Goddess) and the crown (spiritual enlightenment) reveal that this magician is on a higher path of life. She has gathered her will power (the wands) and placed them in a position to bring about fertility an manifestation (the vase). This fertile energy is repeated in the Celtic scrollwork carved into the table, the magician’s center for working her will.

Divinatory Meaning: You are rewarded with success after hard work. A message of good news brightens your day. There could be advancement in career. Supportive friends give you the courage to follow your dreams.

Elder Futhark Rune

From The Rune Site

Kenaz

Sound: “k”
Stands for: Torch
Color: Yellow
Casting meaning: Kenaz is a rune of knowledge, understanding, learning and teaching. It allows us to view situations with more clarity than we normally would.

Animal Spirit Guide or Helper

Today’s Animal Spirt Guide card comes from Messages from Your Animal Spirit Guides Oracle Cards by Steven D. Farmer Copyright 2008

Humpback Whale

“Music is essential to your healing and well-being, whether sing, playing an instrument, or listening”

In order to diagnose their patients, one of the questions, that shamans often asked was when the patient stopped singing. If it had been quite some time, the shaman was certain to recommend sing (among other remedies) as an essential aspect of recovery. All that’s involved when you sing — the fullness and rhythm of your breathing, the opening of your mouth and jaw, and the soulful and creative expressions of your spirit — serves to enhance your health and raise your vibrations.

Similarly, playing an instrument can touch those inner creative depths that yearn to be expressed through song. Simply Listening with your full attention to you favorite tune or melody can also inspire and heal. Make music as essential to your lifestyle as eating and breathing.

You can breach the inhibitions about expressing yourself musically that you’ve acquired over the years in some very simple and easy ways: Sing, chant, or play an instrument! Take a few voice lessons as a means to shore up your confidence. Let the magical child inside help you rediscover the joy of creating music. Dive in and play!

Associations: Singing; Breathwork; Sound Healing; Sensitivity; Alchemy; Ancestral Wisdom; Creativity; Inner Depths; Insight; Healing; Release; Guardianship

June 29 Daily Divination Journal

Tarot Cards

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

GENERAL

Pages 68 and 69

Six of Wands – Success after hard work.

A woman with a small dragon on her shoulder stands with a crown on her head. A five-point star is centered on her forehead, directly over the spiritual third eye. This symbolizes the woman’s connection with spiritual guidance and her access to ancient knowledge.  Before her is a table covered with rolled scrolls, quill pens, and other magickal equipment. Prominently to the front is a brass vase holding six crystal topped wands. Other small dragon fly and sit about the room. The star (pentacle of protection and a symbol of the Goddess) and the crown (spiritual enlightenment) reveal that this magician is on a higher path of life. She has gathered her will power (the wands) and placed them in a position to bring about fertility an manifestation (the vase). This fertile energy is repeated in the Celtic scrollwork carved into the table, the magician’s center for working her will.

Divinatory Meaning: You are rewarded with success after hard work. A message of good news brightens your day. There could be advancement in career. Supportive friends give you the courage to follow your dreams.

LOVE

Pages 116 and 117

Two of Cups – Love; friendship; commitment.

A man and woman standing in a small clearing, surrounded by ancient stones bearing Celtic spirals of unending life. Roses of achievement and perfection grow around the stones, symbols of primordial power. The couple is holding a chalice between them, their eyes on each other. They are very happy for they have learned that sharing of balance and loving emotions is the key to a successful relationship. Behind them is a Water dragon with a chalice held in its claws. With the Moon of spiritual discipline and initiation behind it, the dragon is pouring water from its cup into theirs, representing the flow of astral love, energy, and knowledge that comes to those who seek spiritual enlightenment.

Divinatory Meaning: A great love or friendship is no possible. This card can also indicate an engagement, marriage, or birth announcement. There is the necessary commitment of some kind.

Health

King of Cups – Court Card – Emotional events

A regal, older man stands before a throne made of shell. He wears a crown with pearls on the spiky tips. In one hand he holds a chalice trimmed with scallop shells. His other hand lies on the head of a Water dragon that lies wrapped around the throne. The throne stands on a beach, strewn with shells, starfish, and driftwood. The King of Cups has moved to a state of being where he is no longer ruled by the tides of emotions. He has earned his throne, which represents security and stability  in the mist of emotions (the water of the sea). His crown with pearls symbolizes spiritual enlightenment found in the sacred center of every human, the discovery of which enabled him to escape the emotional extremes of life. The shells (continuing life from one cycle to another) and the starfish (pentacles of protection) have come from the sea, which is the cauldron of creation and rebirth. Through the King’s companionship with the Water dragon he has learned how to use emotional energy in a more positive way.

Divinatory Meaning: This card represents a loving and caring masculine influence. There is a possibility of a journey across water. You may experience an episode of up and down emotions.

Wealth

Pages 124 and 125

Six of Cups – Reunions; unexpected gifts.

A little boy and girls are smiling and hugging two large Water dragons, who rise out of a pond. The children symbolize the natural psychic connection all humans possess before they are taught such things are false. They are freely communicating with astral creatures because it is the normal thing to do. On the flower and tree-covered banks stand six chalices. The flowers and trees represent constant renewal of life, fed by the waters of the lake (emotional, purity and balance). Ting dragons flutter around the children, symbols of potential power even the tiniest pieces of cosmic energy. The six chalices represent the power of building in all its connotations; building of relationships, healing power, and bridges between two people and/or species. By acknowledging this power of building, we acknowledge the interconnectedness of all things, animate and inanimate.

Divinatory Meaning: A reunion with old friends may be near. New opportunities present themselves; be ready to act on them. Unexpected gifts may surprise you.

Elder Futhark Rune

From The Rune Site

Inguz

Sound: “ng” as in “long”
Stands for: Fertility
Color: Brown (Black)
Casting meaning: This rune allows us to spread our energy out far and wide. It is a protective rune mainly for the protection of our homes. To use Inguz effectively we must learn to build up our powers over time and then release the power all at once.

Witches’ Rune

From The Summer Goddess Book of Shadows

HARVEST

The most positive stone of all, the Harvest Rune indicates the spirit of protection and good fortune.

This is a time when doorways open and obstacles are lifted. Expect an increase in all areas of your life.

Look for an opening which sets you on the right path, as well as all manner of fortunate events.

Now is the time when many of your cherished dreams will finally be realized.

The Harvest Rune promises gains and fulfillment

Look for guidance from the wise and learned.

Ogham

AILIM/AILM

A is for Ailim, or Ailm, the Elm tree. Interestingly, this group also includes the Pine or Fir trees. These giants of the forest are symbols of perspective and height, rising above those that surround us. The Elm has a clear vision of that which surrounds it, as well as that which is approaching.

In Britain and Scotland, Elm trees grew very tall and straight, making them popular for use as a Maypole during Beltane celebrations. In addition to this, they were popular as property markers–you knew you had reached someone else’s land boundary when you crossed a line of Elm trees. Elm is flexible and bendy, so it doesn’t make a very good building material, but it does withstand water very well, so it eventually became popular for use in making flatboats and wheels. In Wales, early bowmen used the Elm in construction of longbows.

Ailim Correspondences

Mundane Aspects: When this symbol appears, it means it’s time to start looking at the big picture; see the trees, but also acknowledge the forest. Be aware that your perception includes long-term goals and ideas, and prepare for what may be coming along the path.

Magical Aspects: Mark your progress well as you grow and develop spiritually. As you attain new levels of wisdom, look at the future and see where this new knowledge will take you. Also recognize that there will be others following in your footsteps, so make yourself available to guide them and give them a hand when they need it.

Numerology Number

From NUMEROLOGY DOUBLE DIGIT NUMBERS

TWENTY-SEVEN

It is a counselor, a volunteer, and an artist, and is often successful. This number represents inheritance or other “unearned” and sometimes unexpected income. While the 9 is the least prejudiced or judgmental number, the 27 can be rigid and narrow-minded.

Today’s Animal Spirt Guide card comes from Messages from Your Animal Spirit Guides Oracle Cards by Steven D. Farmer Copyright 2008

Animal Spirit Guide or Helper

Pages 52 to 54

Goose

“Take time to rest and recuperate rather than continue your striving”

The irony of this is that by resting and conserving your energy, you can actually mobilize your internal resources for the next cycle of work and accomplish that much more. In this fast pace world with all of its pressures that impinge upon you, it’s difficult to take regular periods of time off, yet it’s critical to your health and well-being to do so. Let this rest period be an opportunity when things you do help your body recover from the stresses and strains of your more recent activities. Sleep in, get a message, spend some time playing with a friend, take a salt bath, get out of town and explore the woods—anything that will bring you peace of mind.

At the conclusion of a long spell of continuous, stressful activity, even when it has been productive, many people don’t allow themselves a period of respite, and instead jump into another task right away without relaxing and enjoying the fruits of their labor. It’s most unnatural, but in a caffeinated society where technology has created instant access to phones, emails, and the Internet, it’s easy to give away your power of choice by reacting to false sense of immediacy and urgency to these trapping of civilization. Turn off your phone and computer, and enjoy the sunset. These periods of rest needn’t be lengthy, but you do need to implement them—especially now.

Associations: Perseverance; Migration; Levelheadedness; Loyalty; Family; Determination; Resourcefulness; Quest; Integrity; Purposeful; Imprinting; Compassion; Conservation

 

June 27 Divination Digest

Our Daily Tarot Cards

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

General 

Two of Swords – Tension; indecision.

Fire dragon holds two long swords in it’s claws, as it faces a man across an open, blazing vent in the rocky ground. The only connection to the other side is a narrow stone bridge without railings. The man hesitates, one foot on the bridge, one foot on solid ground. One of his hands is outstretched to take a sword, but he must cross to get one. Celtic spirals are craved into the stark stone of the surrounding landscape. The bridge represents the link between the conscious and subconscious minds. This tenuous area of the mind can be a frightening place when one is learning to join the psychic senses with everyday, common-sense deductions in order to make a better decisions. The only way to safely cross the bridge is to walk across without analyzing the potential for defeat or looking down at the dangerous fire below. The strength to take action can be drawn from knowledge of the meaning of the Celtic spirals; any momentary failure can be a stepping stone to a now opportunity.

Divinatory Meaning: There is tension and indecision in relationships or friendships. You are having difficulty gaining a sense of balance because you have no definite plans as to the direction you want to go. You are faced with having to balance two important things in your life without being able to make a firm decision.

Love

Queen of Swords – A Court Card

Learning lessons; manipulation

The Queen of Swords is a mature woman who walks through a pit of fire with confidence. Although the flames flare around her on all sides, her face is calm, her eyes straight ahead. She has learned that life offers both positive and negative learning experiences and that one becomes stronger by refusing to give in to fear an despair. In one hand she carries a raised sword, while the other rests on the head of a Fire dragon who is mostly hidden behind her and from whose mouth issues more flames. The sword represents the Queen’s faith in her ability to fight her way through any adversity, while the huge dragon-companion symbolizes astral and spiritual teachers who are always beside us, not to impede our progress by making life to smooth, but to guide our steps through any “trial” to safety. The Queen wears a crown with a triangular-shaped, red stone in front, symbolic of her connectedness with both the Goddess and her own feminine power. Three little Fire dragons frolic in the flames, encouraging her to continue her path.

Divinatory Meaning: This card indicates a powerful feminine influence. You will be faced with with a period in your life that makes you learns an important lesson you have avoided. Be careful getting your way in something through manipulation, for later this action will come back to haunt you.

Health

Judgement – Major Arcana

Renewal; Karmic issues.

A large dragon tenderly administers healing and comfort to the man in the bed. Around his neck hangs a medallion with a triple spiral, symbol of life, death, and rebirth. As the man struggles with the mental and emotional agony that accompanies all cycles of renewal, the dragon looks on with love and understanding. The tracery on the window behind the dragon represents the Celtic Tree of Life, a symbol of the totality of all lives past, present, and future. The dragon’s spring-green color represents birth, a condition all humans must experience if they are to progress into higher realm of consciousness. It is the man’s responsibility to awaken from the nightmare of illusion and despair, the haunting dream of helplessness. Help is there in the form of the dragon and brilliant sunlight if only the man would open his eyes and reach out.

Divinatory Meaning: Something or someone out of the past comes back into your life with influences you may or may not like. Handle karmic relationships or issues correctly or pay the price. This card may point to a change of home or job. You are attracted to a new line of spiritual or magickal study. You will face an unpleasant but necessary decision.

Wealth

Five of Wands – Obstacles; opposition.

Five robed magicians (some men, some women) are battling each other with their wands. Flashes of magickal energy come from the wands, as magicians either defend themselves or attack others. These magicians represent two types of people in the world: those who are overly ambitious and jealous of what others have accomplish, and those who must learn to defend themselves against such attacks by others. Jealous people often attack those who have worked hard and gained positive things from their efforts; unfortunately it is a common human failing. Life is difficult enough (symbolized by the rocky landscape and twisted tree roots), without complicating it with unnecessary battles brought on by misunderstanding, jealousy, and twisted ethics. Only a cool head, spiritual guidance, and resistance to foes will help a balanced person win the day. Tiny Air dragons dart above them, their fiery breath intermingling with flashes of energy. The represent the astral guardians who try to bring peace to such a situation.

Divinatory Meaning: Obstacles and opposition from other may complicate your life; you will have to struggle to overcome this. Harmful gossip could damage your reputation and/or career. You may find yourself in trouble with the law.

Elder Futhark Rune

From The Rune Site

URUZ

Sound: “oo”
Stands for: Auroch (like a wild ox)
Color: Orange (Dark Green)
Casting meaning: Uruz is also a rune of power, but unlike Fehu, it’s a power that we can neither own nor control. In a casting it can mean that personal success is near. For charms and talismans use Uruz for its healing powers.

Witches’ Rune

From The Summer Goddess Book of Shadows

SUN

Always a good omen, the Sun Rune means something of value is coming your way. You can look forward to taking a bold step, embarking in a new direction.

Some may be carried out of their daily grind by unexpected and fortunate events. Other will be made aware of added responsibility and will have to deal with it.

Expect public promotions and public affairs. Look to be amazed, dazzled or even shocked by scandals. An older person, or person of authority could have the answers you are now seeking.

Accept your position as a mover and shaker of the world. For you, the time is right to head for the spotlight.

Ogham Stave

From Ogham Symbol Gallery

EABHADH/EADHA

E is Eadhadh, or Eadha, which is the Aspen, a symbol of endurance and courage. The Aspen is a durable, hardy tree that grows all over North America and Scotland, so when Eadhadh appears, take it as a sign of strong will and success. Challenges may come your way, but you will eventually conquer your adversaries and obstacles.

In folklore and literature, the Aspen is associated with heroes, and many “crowns of Aspen” have been found in ancient burial sites. The sturdy wood was popular for making shields, and were often imbued with magical protective properties. In the Highlands of Scotland, the Aspen was often rumored to be connected to the realm of the Fae.

Eadhadh Correspondences

Mundane Aspects: Like the Aspen, you can be flexible without snapping. No matter what obstacles come, allow yourself to know that these too will be gone eventually. You will be left stronger for the experience, if you can get over your fears and reservations.

Magical Aspects: Don’t give in to the pressures of the material world. Focus instead on your spiritual journey, even if it seems like it would be a lot easier to give up and let things fall by the wayside. Even in the Tarot, the Fool knows he has a long way to go, but the first step is the hardest. When Eadhadh appears, put aside your distractions, and take that first all-important step on your journey.

Numerology Number

From NUMEROLOGY SINGLE DIGIT NUMBERS

 

FOUR

In numerology, the 4 is the number of strength and stability.

The Numerology Meaning of the Number 4: THE SALT OF THE EARTH

The chief characteristics of the number 4 are dependability, productivity, punctuality, and obedience. It is trustworthy, patient, conventional, and traditional.

People with prominent 4’s can seem dispassionate and solitary, preferring to toil in quiet obscurity. They work steadily and are extremely persistent, finding deep satisfaction in their accomplishments.

The 4 favors results over financial reward and public recognition. They are humble, often dress conservatively, and don’t clash with their surroundings.

The 4 does not like to draw attention but will fight tooth and nail if you try to muscle in on their territory.

They believe in effort and control and are goal-oriented, but their goals are often simple and down to earth. The 4 is not a visionary but notices every detail. They are capable, proficient, and they don’t cut corners – the perfect employee.

Looking at the shape of the number 4. you will notice the hard angles are a symbolic representation of this rather straight-edged workaholic – less creative or artistic, but excellent at working with their hands.

Many artisans and skilled laborers have the 4 prominent in their charts. The 4 works hard and is a good provider but demands discipline and loyalty. They do not do well in chaotic environments and are prone to panic attacks if it appears they don’t have things well under control.

The 4 does not like to make waves, but values moral convictions and doesn’t back down when convinced they are “doing the right thing.”

However, they can also be intolerant and, when faced with people from other cultures, countries or races, their insecurity and fear of the unknown can make them uncomfortable, even prejudiced at the extreme.

Many 4s choose a career in the military where their disciplined nature is right at home – and do exceptionally well when they are assigned duties that include administrative and organizational work.

As with any number, there are contradicting traits within the 4. For instance, while they are not particularly social or fun-loving, the 4 often reveals an entertainingly dry sense of humor. Further, although they can be strict parents, the 4 is extremely devoted and will walk through fire to get their children what they need.

My description of the 4 is, not surprisingly, almost the exact opposite of my description of the 3. This is to be expected, as each number is a counterpoint to the one that directly precedes it. The 2 is the polar opposite of the 1, the 3 displays traits that are directly opposed to those of the 2, and so on. Keep in mind, if you have a 4 in your core numbers, your other core numbers will affect the influence of the 4.

Today’s Animal Spirt Guide card comes from Messages from Your Animal Spirit Guides Oracle Cards by Steven D. Farmer Copyright 2008

Animal Spirit Guide

POLAR BEAR

“Stand up for yourself and speak your truth respectfully and compassionately, with no attachment to outcome”

When you express yourself from your heart and from a place of power, it’s an unbeatable combination. You don’t need to growl or bully, nor do you need to fade into the background and deny yourself the opportunity to directly affect the situation. By showing up and being completely present, even when you’re simply listening, you’re a force to be reckoned with.

Ask for what you want, and see what happens. Don’t get worked up about how it turns out. You may or may not get what you want, but at least your chances are much better if you do ask. As for setting boundaries with others (such as saying no to requests or demands), when you do so, they may respect those boundaries or try to test them. If they do test the limits you’ve set, stand your ground, be clear, and don’t apologize.

Approach the situation with the purity and innocence of a child and the focused intensity of a true warrior—one who doesn’t speak or act from anger, but from a place of truth and dignity. Know when you do so, you’ll have nothing to fear.

Associations: Fearlessness; Purity; Leadership; Powerful; Provider; Self-control; Strength; Wisdom; Nobility; Conservation; Intensity; Playfulness; Adaptability

June 23 Northern and Southern Hemisphere Daily Digest and Divination Journal

Northern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America 

June 23, 2021
01:00 pm GMT 8:00 AM CDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:02 Cancer 17
Moon:15 Sagittarius 00
Mercury:16 Gemini 09
Venus:25 Cancer 35
Mars:07 Leo 24
Jupiter:02 Pisces 10 Rx
Saturn:12 Aquarius 46 Rx
Uranus:13 Taurus 30
Neptune:23 Pisces 12
Pluto:26 Capricorn 08 Rx

True Lunar Node:10 Gemini 42 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:09 Gemini 40 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):27 Taurus 15
Chiron:12 Aries 43
Ceres:17 Taurus 29
Pallas:26 Pisces 37
Juno:12 Sagittarius 45 Rx
Vesta:19 Virgo 55
Eris:24 Aries 44
Fire:5
Earth:5
Air:4
Water:5
Cardinal:5
Fixed:5
Mutable:9

Southern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia  

The date in ( ) is because of us posting this from the Northern Hemisphere. So this post goes live at 8:00 AM AEST on the date before the month. The date inside the ( ) is the date we have to use to get the timing right for you. That is also why the GMT time that shows at 10:00 PM.

23 June 2021
10:00 pm GMT 8:00 AM AEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:01 Cancer 41
Moon:05 Sagittarius 39
Mercury:16 Gemini 08
Venus:24 Cancer 49
Mars:07 Leo 00
Jupiter:02 Pisces 11 Rx
Saturn:12 Aquarius 47 Rx
Uranus:13 Taurus 28
Neptune:23 Pisces 12
Pluto:26 Capricorn 08 Rx
True Lunar Node:10 Gemini 42
Mean Lunar Node:09 Gemini 42 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):27 Taurus 11
Chiron:12 Aries 42
Ceres:17 Taurus 15
Pallas:26 Pisces 33
Juno:12 Sagittarius 53 Rx
Vesta:19 Virgo 42
Eris:24 Aries 43
Fire:5
Earth:5
Air:4
Water:5
Cardinal:5
Fixed:5
Mutable:9

If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link Currentplanetarypositions.com  To figure out GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) to your local time use this link  For Your Local Time and Date 

 

Moon Goddess’ Current Phase

Today the Moon will be in a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts about 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon rises in the east in mid-afternoon and is high in the eastern sky at sunset. The moon is then visible through most of the night sky setting a few hours before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has its roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.

Visit the June 2021 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waxing Gibbous Phase

The Waxing Gibbous on June 23 has an illumination of 98%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On June 23 the Moon is 13.3 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.

From Moongiant.com 

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else, you know was on the date the person was born.

Birthday Horoscope Of People Born On June 23 Zodiac Sign Is Cancer

JUNE 23 birthday horoscope predicts that you are an attractive blend of cynicism and faith. As a child, you probably overthought and worried yourself over things beyond your control. Now, as an adult, you can relax more. Believe in your efforts capability to achieve the most difficult goals.

The June 23rd horoscope shows that you are inclined to be happy and be a cheerful giver who has plenty to talk about. You’re smart as you see the world as being a land of opportunity for wisdom. You can be a good listener as well as a quick learner. People like talking to you because of your unbiased opinions and attitude.

Naturally, you are high spirited and full of adventurous energy. One of your many innovative talents is that you have the gift to imitate. Also, you sense when a situation is not right but can occasionally change the mood with your comical side when you are not nosy. According to the June 23rd birthday analysis, you love your home.

You are likely to take on the world discovering and uncovering myths and secrets. It has been said that as the zodiac sign for June 23rd is Cancer, those born on this day are inquisitive people who can suffer from mood swings. Sometimes, you like being by yourself to regroup, and other times, you enjoy the company.

The June 23 astrology predicts that you may be interested in someone who is as smart and sociable as you. A Cancer born on June 23 may make some not so smart decisions when it comes to choosing a soul mate, however. You don’t give up though on the search for a warm and caring partner.

You continue to search for companionship that you can share an intellectual conversation with or be inventive in the bedroom. Your perfect match will give you the freedom to explore and to be alone. Nonetheless, the June 23 birthday personality traits predict you can be either gentle or cold-hearted.

A career choice for the Cancer zodiac sign people born today on June 23 will be hard as you are not limited to just one talent or skill. You are driven by the idea of success and all the things that come with it. Working long hours seems to be a natural part of progressing in your profession. You look for more than just a paycheck when considering your career options. Although you realize that, you can’t survive without it.

Also, you believe in having a savings account and are likely to make smart investments. You can be successful even in the entertainment industry as you are likely to have musical talents, but there are many fields in this arena that you can choose from.

According to the June 23rd birthday meanings, your emotional state is sometimes compromised when you are thrown off balance. You can suffer from sleeplessness if stress is overwhelming. It’s common for a Cancerian to find themselves stricken by the effects of allergies. Otherwise, you are usually a radiant person who could learn a few meditation techniques or some form of exercise. This not only tones and conditions your body but also your mind.

The Cancer birthday personality characteristics report that with a birthday on June 23, you are tender-hearted individuals with feelings that are easily hurt. On the other hand, you can be a nosy person who is moody.

If you are born on a June 23 birthday, you are likely to be an energetic, adventurous crab. You are likely to continue to search for companionship that you can share an intellectual conversation and erotic romantic times with.

 

Famous People And Celebrities Born On June 23

June Carter Cash, Johannes Gutenberg, Randy Jackson, Clarence Thomas, Carl Reinecke, LaDainian Tomlinson, Billy Wirth

See: Famous Celebrities Born On July 23

This Day That Year – June 23rd In History

1784 – A 13-year-old, Edward Warren, sets sail on a first balloon ride
1868 – The typewriter is available; Christopher Latham Sholes inventor
1930 – The Philadelphia Phillies defeated by Chicago Cubs
1944 – 153 people found dead in Appalachia by four roaring tornadoes

June 23 Karka Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)

June 23 Chinese Zodiac GOAT

June 23 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planets are Mercury that symbolizes great logic and perception and Moon that symbolizes imagination, instincts, habits, moods, and feelings.

June 23 Birthday Symbols

The Crab Is The Symbol For The Cancer Zodiac Sign

June 23 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Hierophant. This card symbolizes holiness, knowledge, conformity to beliefs and traditions. The Minor Arcana cards are Two of Cups and Queen of Cups.

June 23 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Virgo: This couple will be stimulating company for each other.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign GeminiThis relationship will be at odds with each other.

See Also:

June 23 Lucky Numbers

Number 2 – This is a number that speaks of diplomatic skills, frankness, and ability to adapt to new situations.
Number 5 – This number signifies ambitions, success, prosperity, adventures, and resourcefulness.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For June 23 Birthday

White: This color stands for peace, love, completion, and totality.
Cream: This color symbolizes softness, purity, sophistication, and calmness.

Lucky Days For June 23 Birthday

Monday – The day of Moon that symbolizes intuition, fertility, feelings, and motherhood.
Wednesday – Planet Mercury‘s day that symbolizes flexibility, ideas, wise and logical.

June 23 Birthstone Pearl

Pearl gemstone represents water and stands for trustworthiness, honesty, and self-acceptance.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On June 23rd

New towels for the man and a vacuum cleaner for the Cancer woman. The June 23 birthday horoscope predicts that you love gifts that are of an adventurous nature.

Click here to read anyone’s birthday horoscope 

Correspondences for Wednesday

Dedicated to the Teutonic god Woden or Odin, an aspect of the “All-Father” god of knowledge wisdom enlightenment and combat, the parallel of Hermes.

Element : Air

Planet: Mercury

Zodiac Sign : Virgo / Gemini

Angel : Raphael

Metal : Mercury

Incense / Perfumes : Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea

Oil: Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, Lavender

Color : Red, Orange, Light Blue

Stones : Bloodstone,Garnet, Aventurine, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite

Plants/Herbs : Almond, Anise, Cherry, Clover, Dandelion, Dill, Fern, Hazel, Hyssop, Lavender, Lemongrass, Lilac, Mace, Peppermint, Rosemary, Vervain

Magick to Work: the conscious mind, study, travel, divination, consulting oracles, wisdom, communication ,cleverness, contracts, creativity, information, intellect, memory, perception, science, wisdom, writing

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

Today’s General Tarot Card

Five of Pentacles – Loss; unpleasant differences

Pages 150 and 151

A man and a woman walk away from each other, each determined that their way or opinion is the only one. Five broken disks with pentacles lie on the ground between them. These disks symbolize life, friendship, cooperation, and/or love built between them, now destroyed because of ego and lack of compromise. Five dragons in the sky above them scream their anger and displeasure. Little dragons hiss at each other over the broken disks. The balance of the spiritual forces they have cultivated with their relationship has been upset, turning positive energies and events into negative ones.

Divinatory Meaning: Take care or there may be a loss of home or job. Differences arise that could divide friends or lovers. There may be a period of deep loneliness.

Today’s Love Tarot Card

King of Wands – A Court Card- Sudden changes.

Pages 80 and 81

A teenage boy sits astride an Air dragon as it flies through the air. A sword hangs at his side, and he wears a shiny breastplate, boots, and blue trousers and shirt. In a pouch hanging from one shoulder you can see the end of the wand. The young magician has progressed beyond simple communication with his teachers and has learned to become a Dragon Rider, one who has greater access to creative energies. He knows the value of astral travel for spiritual growth and a happier life. Because his trust in his dragon companion, the magician will not come to harm, as long as he listens to words of advice. The void between worlds is a place where positive and negative energies are in balance, there is complete harmony and peace and a seeming sense of nothingness. Yet the void (between worlds or within oneself) contains perfection, a oneness with all life forms everywhere.

Divinatory Meaning: There is a possibility of a sudden change of residence or job. Quick action is needed to resolve issues in your favor. Things are now moving forward.

Today’s Health Tarot Card

Three of Swords – Emotional upheavals

Three Fire dragons fight in a stormy sky above a blazing forest fire. Each holds a Celtic sword. They twist together in a Celtic knot. The number three was an ancient sacred number, denoting the Goddess and Her power of destruction and regeneration, death and rebirth. Here, the power is tangled and bound in a knot, signifying the stopping or progress. The swords of action are used for wounding, not liberating. The dragons are oblivious to the destruction they cause by their dissension. The forest (events in life) has exploded into a destructive fire because of the wrong choice of action. Tangled in emotional anger, a person can fail to realize the destruction such feelings and actions bring to the rest of  life.

Divinatory Meaning: Arguments and emotional upheavals will dominate this period of your life. There is a deep sense of loss and betrayal caused by someone close to you.

Today’s Wealth Tarot Card

Two of Swords – Tension; indecision.

Pages 88 and 89

A Fire dragon holds two long swords in it’s claws, as it faces a man across an open, blazing vent in the rocky ground. The only connection to the other side is a narrow stone bridge without railings. The man hesitates, one foot on the bridge, one foot on solid ground. One of his hands is outstretched to take a sword, but he must cross to get one. Celtic spirals are craved into the stark stone of the surrounding landscape. The bridge represents the link between the conscious and subconscious minds. This tenuous area of the mind can be a frightening place when one is learning to join the psychic senses with everyday, common-sense deductions in order to make a better decisions. The only way to safely cross the bridge is to walk across without analyzing the potential for defeat or looking down at the dangerous fire below. The strength to take action can be drawn from knowledge of the meaning of the Celtic spirals; any momentary failure can be a stepping stone to a now opportunity.

Divinatory Meaning: There is tension and indecision in relationships or friendships. You are having difficulty gaining a sense of balance because you have no definite plans as to the direction you want to go. You are faced with having to balance two important things in your life without being able to make a firm decision.

Today’s Rune

 From The Rune Site

Wunjo

Sound: “w”, “v”
Stands for: Joy
Color: Pink (Blue)
Casting meaning: This rune shows us the balance between all things even when in a chaotic world. It is also a rune of fellowship, common goals and well being to all things. If you come across this rune in a reading you can expect good news to come your way.

 

Today’s Witches’ Rune  

From The Summer Goddess Book of Shadows

Rings

The Rings Rune implies important alliances and agreements.

Drawing this rune can suggest aligning your energies with another toward the successful completion of your goals.

The Rings Rune symbolizes all bonds.

You can look forward to important gatherings soon or the dissolution of joint ventures. Even facing an enemy straight on.

More routinely, this rune will suggest being charmed by the superficial or just going through the motions.

Today’s Ogham Stave 

          From Ogham Symbol Gallery

St – Straith

This symbol, used for the sound St, is Straith (sometimes seen as Straif), the Blackthorn tree. A symbol of authority and control, the Blackthorn is connected to strength and triumph over adversity. Blackthorn is a tree (although some might argue it’s more of a really big shrub) of winter, and its berries only ripen after the first frost. White flowers appear in the spring, and the bark is black and thorny.

On a medicinal level, Blackthorn berries–sloe berries–are brewed to make a tonic (this is what Sloe Gin is made from). The tonic can be used as a laxative and/or diuretic, as well as a skin astringent. In folklore, the Blackthorn has a fairly unpleasant reputation. An English legend refers to a devastating winter as a “Blackthorn Winter.” It also represents the darker side of magic and witchcraft. Because it’s a plant that becomes hardy when all around it is dying, it is associated with the Dark Mother, the Crone aspect of the Goddess, particularly the Cailleach in some parts of Scotland and Ireland. There is also a strong connection to the Morrighan, because of Blackthorn’s association with the blood and death of warriors. In fact, in early Celtic culture, the Blackthorn was popular for its use in the cudgel shillelagh.

Straith Correspondences

Mundane Aspects: Expect the unexpected, especially when it comes to change. Your plans may be altered, or even destroyed, so plan to deal with it. The appearance of Straith often indicates the influence of external forces.

Magical Aspects: You’re at the beginning of a new journey, and there will be some surprises–possibly unpleasant ones–along the way. Overcoming these obstacles will give you strength. Realize that you–and your life–are changing.

 

Today’s Numerology Number

From NUMEROLOGY DOUBLE DIGIT NUMBERS

A person with this number is often misunderstood and is frequently the victim of gossip – it’s about global awareness and a leadership role in humanitarian affairs. It can bring jealousy and possessiveness to relationships. It is considered a Power number.

Today’s Animal Spirt Guide card comes from Messages from Your Animal Spirit Guides Oracle Cards by Steven D. Farmer Copyright 2008

Today’s Animal Spirit Guide

Panda – “Create a sacred space for yourself in your home and/or place of work”

Pages 83 to 85

A Sacred Space is an area in your home or work place where you have some privacy for contemplation, mediation, or simply a bit of quite time to think. If this isn’t possible to do at work, it becomes even more imperative that you provide this for yourself in your home. This is a space that is your territory, whether it’s an entire room or a corner of your living room or bedroom. Place a cozy chair or pillow there, and then set up a simple altar, one that contains a few pieces that are both personal and precious. Include a candle in your space that you can light when you’re abiding there. Make your sacred space a comfortable place to hang out, with no agenda or compulsion to do anything. As Buddha said, “Don’t just do something; sit there.”

You may find all sorts of reasons or excuses not to do this, but don’t cave in to these internal objections. Make it important enough for your emotional and mental health and balance to create this kind of private spiritual sanctuary. Be sure to do nothing in particular for a good period of the time you sit there. The increasingly rapid pace of life and growing intensities in the world are even greater cause for doing so. It’s a place for solace, one where you can more closely listen to your inner voice and feelings, and tap into the Life Force inside that’s expressing itself as you.

Associations: Rarity; Vegetarianism; Polarity; Willpower; Solitude; Privacy; Sacred Space; Intuition; Perspective; Gentleness; Strength; Flexibility; Modesty; Economy

 

A Thought for Today

Today I leave you with this thought

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By  you accepting yourself as who you are, with all your virtues and faults, you are accepting the divine within yourself.

Until tomorrow blessed be my dear Sisters, Brothers and Guests

 

 

June 20 Divination Journal

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

 

General Tarot Card

Knight of Pentacles – Gains and losses.

A teenage girl, clad in a gold breastplate and helmet, stands beside a large dragon on a rocky hill. They are watchin men building a stone house below. The girl has a Celtic sword slung at her belt; beside the sword is a bag with a pentacle on the side. From her vantage point at the gates to the spiritual realm, the girl can clearly see the labor that goes into each life; the labor creates a personal space for the individual, a necessity for the maintenance of individuality and personal identity. The stones of the hillside symbolize primordial power; this symbolization is repeated in the stones used to build the house. There is an unlimited supply of creative, primordial energy upon which any person may draw upon to manifest what it needs in life, if they are willing to put forth the effort. The sword and the bag with the pentacles represent the spiritual strength for defense.

Divinatory Meaning: There could be gain or loss in finances. Salary increase is possible. The chance to purchase real estate may come about. A loan is repaid.

Health Tarot Card

Seven of Pentacles – Anxiety; Progress stopped.

A larger dragon lies sleeping in a cave, with seven smaller dragons sleeping around it. Seven pentacles are craved into the stones. Spirals of creation-destruction cover the sandy floor. The opening of the cave can see beyond the dragons, leading to the bright glow of sunlight. Although protection is available, the seeker has not awakened the powers of creation and manifestation within the individual spirit. Those powers are now dormant, their help inactive. Nothing moves within the cave, or the deeply hidden center of creativity. No effort Has been made to establish a firm link within the spiritual realms.

Divinatory Meaning: Progress could be stopped in the middle of a project. Be careful or you may be involved in bad investments. There is a possibility of anxiety about finances. Your effort is spent on the wrong things.

Love Tarot Card

Five of Pentacles – Loss; unpleasant differences

A man and a woman walk away from each other, each determined that their way or opinion is the only one. Five broken disks with pentacles lie on the ground between them. These disks symbolize the life, friendship, cooperation, and/or love built between them, now destroyed because of ego and lack of compromise. Five dragons in the sky above them scream their anger and displeasure. Little dragons hiss at each other over the broken disks. The balance of the spiritual forces they have cultivated with their relationship has been upset, turning positive energies and events into negative ones.

Divinatory Meaning: Take care or there may be a loss of home or job. Differences arise that could divide friends or lovers. There may be a period of deep loneliness.

Wealth Tarot Card

Ace of Swords – Decisions; activity.

Baby Fire dragons are hatching out of a nest set among the lower fire vents on the slope of a volcano. A Celtic sword visible behind the nest stands upright and has craved dragons entwining around the hilt. In the background the volcano is glowing and blowing smoke. The clouds are dark with reflections of fire on them. Fire symbolizes physical, mental, and spiritual strength and action. This strength can manifest either as destructive power or regeneration, depending upon the intent and self-discipline of the individual. The sword also has much the same meaning: strength and defense, the power to liberate or wound. Potential for self-destruction is represented by the active volcano in the background. Our lives are often disrupted by cataclysmic events, which sometimes seem to destroy our lives and turn them upside down. If we can learn to harness the fire of these events, we can safely walk through the flames and come out stronger than we were

Divinatory Meaning: You are in the process of making decisions that will affect your life for some time. A new period of cycle of much activity is imminent. Beware of activity without thought.

Rune

Mannaz

Sound: “m”
Stands for: Man (as in human, not gender)
Color: Blue (Purple)
Casting meaning: Mannaz has many powers. First it is a rune that lets us know we can achieve our fullest potential. Secondly it reminds us that we, as humans, all have shared experiences in life. Lastly we can use the power of this rune to gain the upper hand in disputes and arguments

http://www.therunesite.com/elder-futhark-rune-meanings/

Witches’ Rune

The Star

This rune inindicates the realization of a dream that has been extremely meaningful to you.

When picking this stone you can expect the crystallization of long-term dreams or plans and the presence of higher power.

Drawing this rune promises several fortunate developments in your life, possibly shattering your preconceived notions of what your life should be.

Now is a time when you will be dissatisfied with the ordinary.

https://summergoddess.wordpress.com/category/divination-in-wicca/page/2/

Ogham Stave

Luis

Luis corresponds to the letter L in the alphabet, and is associated with the Rowan tree. This symbol represents insight, protection and blessings.

The Rowan tree has often been associated with protection against enchantment and magic. Rowan sticks were often used to carve protective charms on, and hung over a door to prevent evil spirits from entering. The berries, when split in half, reveal a small pentagram inside. The Rowan indicates protection, as well as knowledge and insight about what is taking place in your surroundings.

Luis Correspondences

Mundane Aspects: Keep your awareness high, and go with your intuition when it comes to the people and events in your life. Trust your judgment, and don’t allow yourself to be lulled into a false sense of security.

Magical Aspects: Keep yourself true to your spirituality, staying grounded even in times of doubt. This will help protect you from that which might bring you emotional, physical or spiritual harm.

https://www.learnreligions.com/ogham-symbol-gallery-4123029

Today’s Animal Spirit Guide card comes from Messages from Your Animal Spirit Guides Oracle Cards by Steven D. Farmer

Animal Spirit Guide

Wolverine

“You’re a lot tougher than you think you are”

You have what it takes to deal with this turmoil, onw where events have taken a different turn from what you expect. Recall those times when you’ve faced adversity, when you had to dig deep inside yourself to discover the internal resources and the will to continue onward. As you recall those memories, beware of how the feel in your body. Anchor those feelings by calling on to them to shore your courage and help you maintain your dignity. By dealing with this situation head-on and paying attention to the nuances of the shifting energies, your inner wisdom will dictate when to move ahead and when to retreat, helping you sustain your power throughout.

By maintaining this stance, you’re not only protecting yourself physically and emotionally, but also spiritually. Call upon the Warrior inside, the archetypal aspect of yourself that’s charged with defending the inner kingdom and the archetypal King or Queen. This is one of those times when you definitely need to be assertive with others, saying no when necessary, asking for what you want, and sustaining your physical and emotional boundaries. Pull your shoulders back, lift your head up, look straight ahead, and keep a relaxed vigilance. Do your best not to complain and be a martyr about what you’re involved in presently, for it will only drag you down.

Associations: Ferocity; Strength; Clarity; Focus; Persistence; Personal Power; Cunningness; Perseverance; Adaptability; Shapeshifting; Invisibility; Scavenging; Resourcefulness; Survival; Endurance; Balance; Wildness

June 8 Divination Journal

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

Anything in [….] is a note for what Lady Beltane gets from the cards that was drawn today. 

Today’s General Tarot Card

 

Nine of Cups – Wishes granted.

A majestic Water dragon rises out of a lake with an ornate chalice full of jewels in its claws. A Woman stands with outstretched hands to take the chalice. She has realized she has the right to ask for help in attaining her goals, symbolized by the eight rich-looking chalices that sit around her feet on the shore. Abundance is unlimited, whether the abundance is spiritual growth, emotional contentment, physical health, or material possessions. The wave on the water symbolize the constant movement within the realm of universal possibilities.

Divinatory Meaning: Your wish will be granted. Success, accomplishment, and satisfaction will soon enter your life. [I see in this card the potential for obtaining a raise, spiritual growth and finding new information out about your inner self.]

Today’s Love Tarot Card

Six of Wands – Success after hard work.

A woman with a small dragon on her shoulder stands with a crown on her head. A five-point star is centered on her forehead, directly over the spiritual third eye. This symbolized the woman’s connection with spiritual guidance and her access to ancient knowledge. Before her is a table covered with rolled scrolls, quill pens, and other magickal equipment. Prominently to the front is a brass vase holding six crystal-topped wands. Other small dragons fly and sit about the room. The star (pentacle of protection and symbol of the Goddess) and the crown (spiritual enlightenment) revel that this magician is on a higher path of life. She has gathered her willpower (the wands) and placed them in a position to bring about fertility and manifestation (the vase). This fertile energy is repeated in the Celtic scrollwork craved into the table, the magician’s center for working her will.

Divinatory Meaning: You are rewarded with success after a hard days work. A message of good news brightens your day. There could be an advancement in career. Supportive friends give you courage to follow your dreams. [I see in this card the longing you have had for a person from your past to be known again in the present. Following your dreams of a match made just for you with a new lover or a current lover taking you someplace special]

Today’s Wealth Tarot Card

Queen of Pentacles – a court card- Future plans.

The Queen of pentacles is represented by an older woman dressed in earth tone robes. Her dragon-throne is carved of stone. She has earned the right to sit on the mighty throne through her diligent study and compassions for all creatures on the Earth. On the back of the throne, just above her head, is carved large dragon, symbolic of her constant contact with the astral and spiritual realms. Just above her head is a shinning pentacle of power and protection. In one hand she holds a wand with a golden star at its tip. A mistress of psychic, the woman knows how to manifest her desires, yet she does this with great control and consideration. The other rest on the head of a dragon lying beside the throne, her astral companion. The red of her cloak symbolizes the blood of life, while the brown of her gown reveals her connection with Earth and the powers of nature. Her white undergown reveals the closeness she has established with spiritual realms. By her side is a small ornate table holding a candle and a crystal ball, while books are scattered at her feet. Through knowledge and study (the books), this woman has learned to see clearly (candle) into the past and future (crystal ball).

Divinatory Meaning: This card indicates a feminine influence who is good with finances, but critical and demanding. An opportunity will come to reap good benefits after a long time of labor. This is an auspicious time for making future plans. [A good time to start your own business or become parterns within the business you are already working at]

Today’s Health Tarot Card

King of Cups – a court cart – Emotional events.

A regal, older man stands before a throne made out of shell. He wears a crown with pearls on the spiky tips. In one hand he holds a chalice trimmed with scallop shells. His other hand lies on the head of a Water dragon that lies wrapped around the throne. The throne stands on a beach strewn with shells, starfish, and driftwood. The King of Cups has moved to a state of being where he is no longer ruled by the tides of emotions. He has earned his throne, which represents security and stability in the midst of emotions (the water of the sea). His crown with its pearls symbolizes spiritual enlightenment found in the sacred center of every human, the discovery which enable him to escape the emotional extremes of life. The shells (continuing from one life cycle to another) and the starfish (pentacle of protection) have come from the sea, which is the cauldron of creation and rebirth. Through the King’s companionship with the Water dragon he has learned how to use emotional energy in a more positive way. [I see in this card people’s health improving to the point of being able to do things they have not done for a long time. I also see if a couple is trying to have a baby now is an excellent time for the woman to become pregnant.]

Your Daily Rune

Dagaz

Sound: “d”
Stands for: Day
Color: Yellow
Casting meaning: Dagaz represents a stability between opposites, such as light and dark. It can stop harmful energy from getting to you but at the same time allow the good energy to slip through so that you can make good use of it.

From The Rune Site

Today’s Witches’ Rune

Scythe

This rune means to cut away, to put an end to something, to sever or separate, possible something you have depended on vanishes from your life. You can now move to the next level and begin anew

When the Scythe Rune turns up in a reading this indicates certain changes must occur and time must pass before a coming to terms with something that is hard to accept.

You may experience a passing through of difficulties before reaching a new level.

Walls and blocks may see insurmountable at the current time. But the Scythe implies you have the strength and fortitude to overcome all difficulties that you now encounter.

From The Summer Goddess Book of Shadows

Today’s Ogham Stave

Saille

S is for Saille, pronounced sahl-yeh, and is associated with the Willow tree. The Willow is often found near water, and when nourished it will grow rapidly. This symbol is representative of knowledge and spiritual growth, as well as being connected with the month of April. Willows offer protection and healing, and is closely connected to the cycles of the moon. Likewise, this symbol is tied to women’s mysteries and cycles.

In folk medicine, Willow has long been connected with healing. A tea of willow bark was used to treat fevers, rheumatism, coughs, and other inflammatory conditions. Nineteenth century scientists discovered that the Willow contains salicylic acid, a synthetic version of which is the primary pain-relief ingredient in Aspirin. In addition to its use as a healing herb, Willow was also harvested for wicker work. Baskets, small curricles, and even bee hives were constructed with this bendable, flexible wood.

Saille Correspondences

Mundane Aspects: One cannot evolve without changing. Realize that part of life’s journey includes learning lessons–even unpleasant ones. This is a natural part of the human experience.

Magical Aspects: Give yourself a break periodically, and take time to rest spiritually. Know that change will come when you are ready for it. Allow yourself some flexibility in your spiritual life as well.

From Ogham Symbol Gallery

Today’s Animal Spirt Guide card comes from Messages from Your Animal Spirit Guides Oracle Cards by Steven D. Farmer

Today’s Animal Spirit Guide

Humpback Whale

“Music is essential to your healing and well-being, whether sing, playing an instrument, or listening”

In order to diagnose their patients, one of the questions, that shamans often asked was when the patient stopped singing. If it had been quite some time, the shaman was certain to recommend sing (among other remedies) as an essential aspect of recovery. All that’s involved when you sing — the fullness and rhythm of your breathing, the opening of your mouth and jaw, and the soulful and creative expressions of your spirit — serves to enhance your health and raise your vibrations.

Similarly, playing an instrument can touch those inner creative depths that yearn to be expressed through song. Simply Listening with your full attention to you favorite tune or melody can also inspire and heal. Make music as essential to your lifestyle as eating and breathing.

You can breach the inhibitions about expressing yourself musically that you’ve acquired over the years in some very simple and easy ways: Sing, chant, or play an instrument! Take a few voice lessons as a means to shore up your confidence. Let the magical child inside help you rediscover the joy of creating music. Dive in and play!

Associations: Singing; Breathwork; Sound Healing; Sensitivity; Alchemy; Ancestral Wisdom; Creativity; Inner Depths; Insight; Healing; Release; Guardianship

Today’s Numerology Number

Eight – BALANCE & POWER

In Numerology, both novices and professionals alike tend to focus on the “money and power” image of the 8. Often when a client requests a name change consultation, it’s because they want to add 8s to their chart with the mistaken belief it will bring them money and power

It is true that the 8, more than any other number, emphasizes the areas of career, business, finances, and authority.

As with other single-digit numbers, the shape reflects its most important attribute; in the case of the 8 it signifies balance. The 8 is the great Karmic Equalizer, a force that creates just as efficiently as it destroys. When the 8 comes knocking, you can be assured you will reap what you’ve sown.

The 8 creates a balance between the material and spiritual worlds.

At its best, it is as spiritual as it is materialistic. The sacred side of the 8 is practical, rational, and intelligent. It knows the difference between make-believe and genuine realization.

On the material plane, it is focused on results – often in the form of money – yet it doesn’t care about acquiring wealth merely for the sake of being wealthy. It is not greedy; it sees money as a tool not an end-result. It is generous and willing to take risks.

People with strong 8s in their charts often make and lose fortunes more than once during their life.

The 8 doesn’t consider bankruptcy a reason to slow down or feel sorry for themselves – and they usually come out stronger and more success-oriented than before.

Some of the more recognizable traits of the 8 are drive, ambition, authority, efficiency, organization, management, discipline, and control. Individuals with the 8 in their core numbers are goal-oriented, focused, have good judgment, are discriminate, and practical. In short, the 8 is a realist.

Its closest relative is the 1, as both numbers are powerful, have strong leadership skills, and will not shy away from confrontation. While the 1 lacks diplomatic skills and an understanding of human nature (typical traits of the 2), the 8 does exhibit those abilities. This is perhaps the principal reason why the 8 tends to do well in business and authority roles – the military and law enforcement also attract many 8s.

When the 8 appears in your personality profile chart, it indicates the presence of the character traits mentioned earlier as well as the potential to be successful and prosperous. Hence, the reason so many people hope to manipulate their charts by adding one or more 8s.

While the 8 carries enticing gifts, its energy needs to be supported by other numbers for it to flourish. The 4 helps keep an eye on the all-important details, and the 9 keeps the 8 in touch with their humanity.

Be careful what you ask for.

If you decide to change your name to add one or more 8s to your profile, the rest of your chart must be able to support this strong force. If the 8 is out of balance, you may inherit more of its negative attributes, like frustration, dissatisfaction, anger, aggression, greed, intolerance, hate… and insomnia.

A higher-than-average percentage of 8s find their way into the top echelons of society, but you will also find a disproportionate number of 8s among the homeless.

If the 8 appears in your cycles – especially your Essence cycle – it carries an increase in energy and focus, a newfound sense of motivation, and enhanced self-confidence. The shape of the 8 shows balance, but it also reveals confidence, as it looks you right in the eye. A constructive 8 is honest to a fault, generous, and forgiving. They can be physically imposing or athletic and tend to excel in sports requiring strength and endurance.

Most 8s are not particularly romantic in the traditional sense, as they prefer a more practical and straight-forward approach. Still, they are loving and more than carry their weight in relationships.

As with all single-digit numbers, the 8 has a positive and a negative side.

One mystery of Numerology is that there is a small number of people who, from an early age on and for no discernible reason, seem to turn the opposite direction of what their charts indicate. “Seem” is the keyword here. This phenomenon is found with all numbers, but it appears to affect 8s more than others. There are quite a few people whose charts are dominated by 8s that become priests, missionaries, humanitarians, and so forth. However, even those selfless, loving individuals tend to be skilled in fundraising, money management, and authority.

From NUMEROLOGY SINGLE DIGIT NUMBERS

June 7 Divination Journal

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

Today’s General Tarot Card 

King of Wands – A Court Card

Divinatory Meaning: There is a possibility of a sudden change of residence or job. Quick action is needed to resolve some issues in your favor. Things are now moving forward.

Today’s Love Tarot Card

Nine of Cups

Divinatory Meaning: Your wish will be granted. Success, accomplishment, and satisfaction will soon enter your life.

Today’s Health Tarot Card

Three of Wands

Divinatory Meaning: Successful ideas require a period of planning to succeed. A partnership is possible in your work. Your business or career could either take you to or establish communications with distance places.

Today’s Wealth Tarot Card

Page of Swords – A Court Card

Divinatory Meaning: You may have an impulsive desire for new experiences that could cause problems. Be warned of unexpected changes. This card is an advance notice of a troubled period of life.

Your Daily Rune

Hagalaz

Sound: “h”
Stands for: Hail, Hailstone
Color: Blue (White)
Casting meaning: Representing a hailstone we can expect time and situations to be constricting if Hagalaz turns up in a reading. But much like a hailstone will eventually turn to water, which flows smoothly, these situations and times will eventually flow smoothly for us.

From The Rune Site

Today’s Witches’ Rune

 Moon

Relying on old ways of doing things could impede your success if you do not handle the moon’s intuitive energy properly.

Drawing the Moon Stone suggests wisdom gained through experience of memory, but does not mean you should stay in a rut or stick to the kinds of habits that only forfeit your success.

The idea of family, home and ancestors is important now. Such memories may well be the key you need to unlock a certain puzzle that is troubling you.

Drawing the Moon Stone says that there will be a
sudden shift in the circumstances surrounding the immediate question. Bide your time before initiating any kind of action.

Now is the time to pay attention to your dream

From The Summer Goddess Book of Shadows

Today’s Ogham Stave

Amhancholl

Ae (sometimes represented as X or Xi), is Amhancholl or Eamhancholl, associated with Witch Hazel. This natural astringent is purifying and cleansing. The word Eamhancholl literally translates to “twin of Hazel”, so there is a strong connection to C–Coll in the Ogham. When Amhancholl appears, it’s usually an indicator that cleansing and purification is necessary or has taken place.

From a purely medicinal standpoint, Witch Hazel has long been used as a cleanser and astringent. Native American tribes turned it into a poultice which was used to treat swelling and tumors. Amongst the early settlers, midwives arriving in the New World found that it could be used to prevent sepsis following childbirth or an abortion. Today, it’s still in use as a treatment for skin inflammations, such as insect bites, mild burns, and even hemorrhoids.

Amhancholl Correspondences

Mundane Aspects: When this symbol appears, it means it’s time for a cleansing. Sometimes this is a physical cleansing of our Self, but often it applies to emotional clutter and baggage. Smudge your home, get rid of all the negative energies around you, and allow yourself to purify both your body and your mind.

Magical Aspects: This is a good indicator that you need to do a re-evaluation of your spiritual life. Are you studying things that no longer interest you? Are you hanging on to books or other magical items that you know you’ll never need–or worse, that you really dislike? If you’re feeling stagnant, or that you’re drifting a bit on a spiritual level, when this symbol appears it probably means you need to rethink your priorities. What are your spiritual goals? Do a cleansing ritual, and help yourself begin anew.

From Ogham Symbol Gallery

Today’s Animal Spirit Guide comes from Messages From Your Animal Spirit Guide by Steven D, Farmer

Today’s Animal Spirit Guide

Manatee (Dugong)

“Accept the situation as it is rather than fighting to change it”

Associations: Gentleness; Loving; Friendliness; Exploration; Inquisitiveness; Playfulness; Nonviolence; Calmness, Fearlessness; Innocence; Acceptance; Surrender

Today’s Divination Journal

Today’s Tarot card reading comes from The Celtic Dragon Tarot by D. J. Conway. With art done by Lisa Hunt. This deck is unique as the cards are never read in reverse. Anything in [….] is a note for what Lady Beltane gets from the card that was drawn today.

Your Daily General Tarot Card

 

King of Swords – a court card

Opposition; obey the laws.

Divinatory Meaning: This card suggests a powerful, but stubborn, masculine influence who may be opposing you. In a new project, do everything exactly by the rules or you will lose. There may be a need for the services of an attorney.[I also get that if your are a man this means a female may be trying to oppose you]

Your Daily Love Tarot Card

Ace of Cups

Joy; fertile period

Divinatory Meaning: New begging’s in your life will fill you with joy and contentment. Your spiritual growth will expand and take you to a higher level of understanding. There is the possibility of a new love. This card can also herald a possible pregnancy, so take care if this is not what you want. This can also tele a fertile period for ideas.

Your Health Daily Tarot Card

Knight of Cups – a court card

Unexpected pleasant times.

Divinatory Meaning: Be prepared for unexpected visit from someone you admire. Remember, a dreamer who is balanced between the dreams and reality accomplishes the most. You may have a pleasant outing with someone you care for deeply. [If your are in almost daily pain this will subside when you see your surprise visitor so you can go out and have a lovely time together.]

Your Daily Wealth Card

Three of Wands

Planning; partnership

Divinatory Meaning: Successful ideas require a period of planning to succeed. A partnership is possible in your work. Your business or career could either take you to or establish communications with distant places.

Your Daily Rune

Gebo – “Gift”

Gebo is the rune of gifts. It’s a positive symbol that indicates you are in the possession of many gifts and talents or that someone will bestow upon you bountiful blessings. It also relates to generosity, balance, and positive relationships. It has no inverted meaning.

KEYWORDS: Generosity, partnership, gifts

Your Daily Witches’ Rune

The Moon

Long term changes are coming, transitions and changes, hidden agendas – secrets, imagination, feminine energies.

Rune Name: Moon
Think: Things are a little bit loony. The moon waxes and wanes in cycles and the full moon looks like a circle in the sky.
Remember: Negative. Past cycles are repeating themselves. However, pay attention to your intuition. Your dreams may have special messages for you during this time. There may be much secrecy and mystery going on. The moon can be a motherly, nurturing influence who gives advice that simply must be followed. Witch’s Runes: A Simple Introduction to Rune Reading

Your Daily Ogham Stave

B – Beith

Beith, or Beth, corresponds to the letter B in the alphabet, and is associated with the Birch tree. When this symbol is used, it is representative of new beginnings, change, release, and rebirth. In some traditions, it also has connections with purification.

Birch trees are hardy. They’ll grow just about anywhere, including on bare soil. Because they tend to grow in clusters, what may be just one or two seedlings now can be practically an entire forest in a few decades. In addition to being a sturdy sort of tree, the Birch is useful. In days gone by, it was used for infants’ cradles, and is still harvested today to make cabinets and furniture.

From a magical perspective, there are a number of uses for Birch. The branches are traditionally incorporated into the construction of a besom, and are used for the bristles. Use the white outer bark in ritual in place of paper or parchment–just be sure you only harvest the bark from a fallen Birch tree, not a living one. Ancient herbalists discovered that various parts of this tree can be used for medicinal purposes. Bark was once brewed into a tea to fight fevers, and the leaves were used alternately as a laxative and a diuretic, depending on how they were prepared.

Beith Correspondences

Mundane Aspects: When this symbol appears, it means it’s time to get rid of all those negative influences you’ve been carrying around with you. Figure out what things are bad in your life, which relationships are toxic, and find a way to leave them behind. Instead of being dragged down by the negative, focus on the positive things you have in your life, the blessings and abundance. Use these things as a focus, rather than the harmful or damaging ones.

Magical Aspects: Consider the property of renewal and rebirth, as demonstrated by the Birch. Use this as a tool for spiritual and emotional regrowth, and developing your own ability to regenerate where there has been emptiness or devastation. Ogham Symbol Gallery