July 23rd Daily Divination Journal

Tarot

Today’s Tarot Card Reading come from The English Magic Tarot by Rex Van Ryn, Steve Dooley and Andy Letcher Copyright 2015 (The unfamiliar terms used with this deck is in England’s English)

General

King of Wands – A Court Card

Self-Interest; celebrity

Page 79

Description: A king sits upon a sumptuous throne. He’s dressed in rich fabrics and expensive clothes. He seems not to notice the wand propped up behind him.

Interpretation: There have always been dandies’ dedicated followers of fashion, but this guy takes the cake. His hair is tightly curled in a style, or a wig, that must have taken an army of hairdressers to prepare. His outrageous hat that supports plumes that would put a bird of paradise to shame. Look at the lace on his cuffs! Those frilly pantaloons! I can’t imagine there are any callouses on those manicured hands. No, he can sit there all day, preening in the mirror and ordering others about.

This is the ever-present celebrity, someone famous simply for being famous, with carte blanche to act as selfishly as they like. Although our king has inherited his throne, he’s forgotten his source of power. His wand stands behind him forlornly, like a broken curtain rail.

It’s good to dress up. Clothes afford us self-expression and allow us to move through social worlds. When we forgot it’s all a game, however, vanity and self-interest  result. We start believing our own hype.

Reading: You look absolutely fabulous, but you’re expending all of your creative energy on outward expression. Don’t squander creative talent on unimportant worldly things.

Love

Four of Cups

Secrets; lies; deceit; even to oneself

Page 102

Description: A man stands in front of a table considering a scroll. He’s in some kind of library and has a merciless air about him.

Interpretation: This man is a collector of secrets and whispers. He’s Sir Francis Walsingham, Elizabeth 1″s ruthless spymaster. Or he’s George Smiley or his nemesis Karla. He’s Varys from Gamed of Thrones. He knows all the secrets. He has books full of them. As every writer of a thriller knows, to possess people’s secrets is to have power over them, to play them. Someone is pulling the strings.

Yet we also have an inner spymaster who’s in full possession of our lies, our half0truths, deceptions, and transgressions. He’s not exactly our conscience. Spymaster aren’t angles. But he knows when we’re lying to ourselves, and that is the worse lie of all. How can we hope to be true to others, if we’re not true to ourselves? When we lie to ourselves, we end up needy of others, constantly asking them to make for the deficiency we feel inside. It’s extremely tiring to be around someone who constantly says, “I am the greatest at this!” or “I am the best at that!” when we all know they aren’t. But when we’re open and honest to ourselves, the spymaster loses all power. He can’t touch us. He can’t get a purchase.

Reading: Is someone keeping something from you, or you from them?

Health

King of Cups – A Court Card

Balance; emotions contained through self-discipline

Page 111

Description: A king sits on a throne, which is a giant cup. He isn’t armoured and doesn’t wear a crown. He looks at the world askance.

Interpretation: The King of Cups appears a little stern, but I think he’s a good king, He’d probably treat you fairly. However, if you look closely, you’ll see he has a prize fighter’s nose that has been broken more than once. And those fists. They’d crack your jaw with one easy hook. He’s seen many a brawl, many a scrap.

The fact that his throne is a giant cup suggests he’s in control of his emotions now, that when the red mist comes down he can hold the anger back, keep it in check. But the cup is pretty huge and he’s had to work hard to keep all that emotion from brimming over. Whatever he did in his youth, the king has completed an anger management course and is a better person for it. He’s a spiritual warrior has achieved self-mastery. The he has found inner balance is indicated by his symmetrical posture. He encourages us to find the still point within, to calm the ripples, an be still.

Reading: The card suggests self-mastery and self-disipline, the containment of emotions.

 

Wealth

Fortune – Number 10 in the Major Arcana

Fate; impermanence; changing times

Pages 40 and 41

Description: A Romany fortune teller steps out barefoot over the rolling chalk uplands, know in England as the Downs. The entire tarot deck wheels about her, all except for three cards that tumble to the floor.

Interpretation: Traditionally this card depicts an allegorical scene: a hand cranks the wheel of destiny. As the wheel turns, it raises some up to greatness, while others casts others down from their lofty heights. It’s salutary reminder that fortunes change.

Here the wheel is the tarot itself, whirling around a Romany fortune teller. The cards falling to the floor are going to reveal exactly which way the wheel is turning.

Our Fortune is kind of a fantasy Gypsy you’d want to run away with, like the “Gyptians” from fairy tale or folk song. But can you trust her? IS she everything she seems? Do you really want to know what she sees with those piercing eyes of hers? What if it’s not good news? Those clouds rising behind her could be fluffy clouds of fine weather, or the billowing galleons of a summer storm.

To work with the tarot—-to seek to know —is risky. There’s always the chance that you’ll learn something you’d rather not. The lesson of Fortune is that, for good or bad, everything changes. The wheel never stops turning. Enjoy what you have, right now, for you never know what’s coming in the morning.

Reading: At it’s simplest, this card indicates changing fortunes. How the card is placed in the spread, and whether or not it’s reversed will suggest that change is for better or worse. Whatever the world throws at us, we can choose how to respond. In that sense, we make our own fortune.

Rune

From The Rune Site

Thurisaz

Sound: “th”
Stands for: Thorn (or Giant)
Color: White
Casting meaning: This rune represents the ability we have to resist unwanted conflicts in a passive manner. It is a rune of protection and can tell us of a possible change that would have otherwise come without warning. You can use the protection aspect of Thurisaz as a defense against adversaries.

Witches’ Rune

From The Summer Goddess Book of Shadows

The 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 dreams.

Ogham

From Ogham Symbol Gallery 

G is Gort, the Ivy that sometimes grows freely, but often parasites upon other plants. It will grow in nearly any condition, and its endless upward spiral is representative of our soul’s search for self, as we wander between this world and the next. Gort, pronounced go-ert, is connected to growth and wildness, as well as confronting the mystical aspects of our own development and evolution. Also connected to the month of October and the Samhain sabbat, Ivy often lives on after its host plant has died–a reminder to us that life goes on, in the endless cycle of life, death and rebirth.

In folklore from the British Isles, Ivy is believed to be a bringer of good fortune, particularly to women. Allowing it to creep up the walls of your home would protect inhabitants from baneful magic and curses. It also appears in love divination in parts of England; it was said that a girl carrying Ivy in her pockets would soon see the young man who was meant to be her husband. Medicinally, an Ivy tonic could be brewed to keep away diseases such as whooping cough and respiratory ailments It was even believed to keep away the plague, but there’s no clear evidence that this worked.

Gort Correspondences

Mundane Aspects: Banish the negative things from your life, and eliminate toxic relationships. Place a barricade of some sort between you and the things or people that would bring you down.

Magical Aspects: Look inward to find self-growth, but turn outward to find spiritual companionship with like-minded individuals. If you’ve thought about joining or forming a group of some sort, consider it well if Gort appears.

Political aspirations. Can be an administrator, often in government institutions. It can be insensitive, though, and needs a stable, predictable environment. OCD or phobias are possible.

See also 24…

The 6 based on 24 counsels and comforts others, likes music and often plays an instrument (percussion is a favorite). It represents domestic struggles and divorce, needs a solid, stable environment. Can be a bit gossipy.

Animal Spirit Guide or Helper

To read the rest of the information about Dragon Spirit Animal or Helper

Dragon Spirit Animal Author: Elena Harris

The Dragon is cloaked with mystique and sewn together by the many legends and folklore surrounding its history. This powerful and mesmerizing creature has been the inspiration for countless books, poems, art, movies and other expressive mediums. The Dragon has been well respected in many cultures and is either honored or greatly feared.

The Dragon is one of the most powerful totems. Dragon has a diverse range of qualities, emotions and traits giving it a number of different meanings. Most often it carries a reminder of strength, courage and fortitude. Dragons are messengers of balance and magic. If dragon has arrived in your life, it asks that you tap into your psychic nature and allow yourself to view the world through the eyes of wonder and mystery.

Dragon Spirit Animal Meaning…

July 20th Daily Divination Journal

TAROT

Today’s Tarot card reading comes from The Green Witch Tarot Deck and The Green Witch Tarot Companion by Ann Moura. With the art done by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard. Copyright 2015

The 4 suits in this deck have an element the each relate to: The pentacle is related to the element of earth. The athame is related to the element of air. The wand is related to the element of fire. The chalice is related to the element of water. (I will being doing a separate posts during the week to give you further insight to The Green Witch Tarot Deck)

(Today I am doing something a little different with the Tarot cards. I am going to use the 3 of each suit for each of the 4 cards.)

General

 

Three of Pentacles

Meaning: Celebrity from skills, apprenticeship pays off, contacts, skills, artistic talent, powerful support, rewards, renown, business opportunity, possible pregnancy.

Prompt Words: Celebrity, work rewarded.

 

Love

Three of Chalices

Meaning: Joyful occasion, fulfillment, celebration, wedding, birthday, anniversary, healing, vitality, good news, happy outcome, party, good fortune, relief, problem resolved, optimism.

Prompt Words: Celebration, special occasion.

 

Health

Three of Athames

Meaning: Taking a new path to the unknown requires courage, unfinished business, absence, separation, resolving conflicts or problems thoughtfully, a new life, independence, transition, upheaval, discarding unnecessary fears for a leap of faith.

Prompt Words: Agonizing over a decision.

 

Wealth

Three of Wands

Meaning: Good returns on a venture, business gains, initiative pays off better than expected, optimism. planning and teamwork ensure success, celebrating success, able to accept advice and assistance from others.

Prompt Words: Returns on a venture are better than expected.

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

From Ogham Symbol Gallery 

Duir/Dair

D is for Duir, the Celtic tree of Oak. Like the mighty tree it represents, Duir is associated with strength, resilience and self-confidence. The Oak is strong and powerful, often dominating over its shorter neighbors. The Oak King rules over the summer months, and this tree was sacred to the Druids. Some scholars say the word Duir translates to “door,” the root word of “Druid”. The Oak is connected with spells for protection and strength, fertility, money and success, and good fortune.

In many pre-Christian societies, the Oak was often associated with the leaders of the gods–Zeus, Thor, Jupiter, and so forth. The strength and masculinity of the Oak was honored through the worship of these gods.

During the Tudor and Elizabethan eras, Oak was valued for its strength and durability, and was commonly used in construction of homes. The bark became valuable in the tanning industry, and many areas of Scotland were deforested in the rush to harvest Oak.

Numerology

Sixty-Three and Thirty-Six

63

It is less outgoing. However, it can be sexually promiscuous.

See also 36…

36

It is very creative, sometimes a genius. It is also self-conscious, inhibited, and aloof. In spite of the 3 as its first digit, it has difficulty expressing thoughts and feelings; makes up for it with visual art or math (statistics, engineering).

Animal Spirit Guide or Helper

Fox Symbolism, Meanings & The Fox Spirit Animal

Fox symbolism and meaning include cleverness, independence, playfulness and mischievousness, beauty, protection, and good luck. Foxes inhabit every continent on Earth except Antarctica, so they appear in the mythologies and folklore of many cultures. In addition, the fox spirit animal is a special guides for those who feel a kinship with these beautiful creatures. In this post, you’ll learn about fox symbols and meanings, the fox spirit animal, fox mythology, and more.

 

July 13th Daily Divination Journal

TAROT CARDS

Today’s Tarot Card Reading come from The English Magic Tarot by Rex Van Ryn, Steve Dooley and Andy Letcher Copyright 2015 (The unfamiliar terms used with this deck is in England’s English)

{Something is wacky with WordPress today and I cannot upload pictures to use in this post.}

General

Page 75

NINE OF WANDS

Struggle; responsibility; burden; refusal to delegate

Description: A man struggles with ten staves. He’s knocked his hat off and is going to come to a cropper in that puddle.

Reading: You’re doing to much. You’ve taken on too many responsibilities and now you’re unable to do any of them justice. Remember that your energy and time are not unlimited. Delegate. 

Love

                                                                                                                                                                                                             Page 86

   FIVE OF SWORDS

             Defeat; surrender; betrayal

Description: The ghost of a decapitated man haunts his place of execution. He holds his head under his left arm and rests his right hand on five swords.

Reading: It’s time to accept you can’t win this one. Continuing to fight will be very bad indeed. Don’t lose your head. You’re going to need it.

Health

SEVEN OF WANDS

Page 72

Power of within; self-belief in the face of opposition

Description: Six wands fly like missiles towards a woman. She holds a seventh, and, like a Jedi, is about to knock the others for six. She’s so light on her feet she looks like she’s dancing.

Reading: Believe in yourself. Trust your innate creative self. You have every right to stand there and show the world who you are and what it is that you do. You and Your work are beautiful.

 

Wealth

NINE of WANDS

Page 74

Defense; raising of a siege; defensiveness

Description: A great commander has seen off his enemy. His castle and lands are secure. He is building a palisade around the perimeter of his realm.

Reading: You stand in a commanding position. Your world is safe; your defenses strong.

Elder Futhark Rune

From The Rune Site

Fehu

Sound: “f”
Stands for: Cattle
Color: Green (Brown)
Casting meaning: Fehu is a rune of power and control. It represents new beginnings and “movable” wealth such as money and credit. It is a rune that gives us the power we need to obtain wealth as well as the power we need to hold on to it.

Witches’ Rune

From The Summer Goddess Book of Shadows

CROSSROADS

This rune indicates a more difficult path where things are not so easy.

The Crossroads represents not only quarrels and misunderstandings but also discipline and mastery over the self.

It is not necessarily bad luck, but rather slow, substantial gains.

The Crossroads suggest maintaining the status quo, understanding boundaries and limitations, make a sustained practical effort, practical matters and solid achievement.

Relationships may be on shaky ground when one of these elements is sacrificed at the expense of another.

This rune stresses basic concerns and could indicate feeling boxed in. There may even be a feeling of discouragement. But you will soon discover innate strength and resources giving your achievements more meaning.

Ogham

From Ogham Symbol Gallery

COLL/CALL

C, sometimes read as K, is Coll, which is the Hazel tree. August is known as the Hazel Moon, because this is when Hazel nuts appear on the trees–the world Coll translates to “the life force inside you”, and what better symbol of life than the nut itself? Hazel is associated with wisdom and creativity and knowledge. Sometimes it is connected in Celtic lore with magical springs, sacred wells, and divination.

Hazel was a handy tree to have around. It was used by many English pilgrims to make staffs for use upon the road–not only was it a sturdy walking stick, it also provided a modicum of self-defense for weary travelers. Certainly, it could have been used as well for ritual. Hazel was used in weaving of baskets by medieval folk, and the leaves were fed to cattle because it was believed this would increase the cow’s supply of milk.

In the Irish myth cycles, there is a tale that nine hazel nuts dropped into a sacred pool. A salmon came along in the pool and gobbled up the nuts, which then imbued him with wisdom. A variation of the story appears in the legend of Finn Mac Cumhail, who ate the salmon and then took on the knowledge and wisdom of the fish. Note that Mac Cumhail is often translated as Mac Coll.

Coll Correspondences

Mundane Aspects: Take advantage of your own artistry or creativity, and share your knowledge with others so they too can practice these arts. Lead by example, and teach those who wish to learn. Find inspiration for your creative gifts, whatever your talent may be.

Magical Aspects: Let the divine guide you in your creative journey. Speak to the gods through your art, and be rewarded with inspiration. If you’re stuck in a creative rut, call upon the Divine to send you a Muse.

Numerology Number

From NUMEROLOGY SINGLE DIGIT NUMBERS

FIVE

The most vibrant, freedom-loving of all numbers in numerology

The Numerology Meaning of the Number 5: A DYNAMIC FORCE

The 5 is unpredictable, always in motion, and constantly in search of change.

Although it is molded from an almost equal mix of freedom-loving and loyal characteristics, the 5 is slightly more daring, and there is nothing submissive about it.

The 5 is extremely independent in mind and soul.

For an adventurer and risk-taker who has a hard time staying in one place, one job, or one relationship, the 5 is surprisingly loyal when the right partner comes along.

The 2 and the 6 are known as the most harmonious relationship numbers. Still, both will cheat on a partner when temptation is strong enough. The 5 will not. The 5 may break off a relationship due to their restless nature, but they will rarely deceive a partner. Although, when they are not in a committed relationship, they have no problem dating a different person every day of the week

The 5 generally doesn’t find a suitable career until they’ve tried several different jobs, some barely lasting long enough to warrant a full paycheck. This is especially true if there is monotonous routine involved; boredom sets in quickly for the 5 who simply cannot stand predictable, repetitive work.

But again, the 5 will surprise friends and family once they find their niche. This usually happens after age 30 when their focus, energy, and quick mind help them scramble up the ladder (faster, and with less apparent effort, than those around them).

Many 5s choose careers that require travel or otherwise offer a regular change of environment. People working in the travel industry, small business owners, independent consultants, lawyers, and those in sales often have the 5 in their core numbers.

The 5 can adjust quickly to pretty much anything coming their way.

The 5 is versatile, adaptable, intelligent, progressive, and tolerant. Convention bores them, and they are easily drawn to the eccentrics and misfits of society.

A social creature, the 5 is funny and uplifting, good at making others feel comfortable around them. They are generally well-liked and often surrounded by friends and acquaintances. However, they can also be polarizing, so people that are typically uptight, self-righteous, or judgmental are quickly aggravated by them.

Perhaps the most dominating trait of the 5 is the uncompromising demand for freedom in thought and action.

People with a prominent 5 in their core numbers make up their own mind, rebel against dogma and ideology, and recoil from clubs, cults, and religious sects. Their adventurous, daredevil nature may include riding motorcycles, but they will not typically ride with a large group. Chances are a 5 will be opinionated and passionate about political issues, but will remain independent of formal political parties.

A 5 may change their mind (regularly) but not without good reason. They won’t be controlled but are flexible and can be converted if the argument makes sense. The 5 has a healthy sense of humor and doesn’t sweat the small things. They carry their heart on their sleeve, and it’s not uncommon to give that heart to the wrong person – they are not always the best judge of character.

On the negative side, the 5 can be selfish, thoughtless, and irresponsible.

Rarely considering the future beyond next week, worrying is not in their nature. The 5 tends to procrastinate and can be unreliable. However, their most common downfall is a tendency to experiment with sex, drugs, alcohol, and other addictions. A desire for instant gratification, lack of restraint, and their feeling of invulnerability can be a recipe for disaster.

The shape of numbers reflect their nature, and just as the 4 is square and grounded, the 5 is a symbol of dynamic energy, elastic and constantly in motion.

Animal Spirit Guide or Helper

Information from Ted Andrews’s Animal-Speak, Jessica Dawn Palmer’s Animal Wisdom, and Steven D. Farmer’s Power Animals.

HARE

Although hares and rabbits look similar, they have very different symbolism.  A hare is bigger than a rabbit, has longer ears, and possesses more powerful hind legs.  The two most abundant kinds are the European Brown Hare and the Snowshoe Hare.  The Snowshoe Hare is strongly linked to the Snowy Owl population, such that when hare populations are down, the owls stop breeding, and even die from starvation.  The hare is more solitary and tougher than the rabbit.  Hares don’t live in warrens or have maternity nests.  The young hares are born so well-developed that they can fend for themselves within a few hours of their birth.

The hare is associated with a number of myths from many different cultures.  The Algonquin tribe honored the Great Hare as a demiurge, a role in the creation of the world.  The Egyptians also saw the hare involved in a creation story.  For them, the hare came to mean procreation, and then immorality.  While the hare is often associated with impatience and haste (like the “Tortoise and the Hare” fable), it’s important to note that other cultures, like the Goths, saw the hare as fleet and swift, and symbols of diligence.  This reflects the attitudes of medieval hunters, who viewed hares as a challenge to catch.

Hare people are considered sensitive and artistic, and also linked with ambition, fitness, and virtue.  However, the hare is not just associated with positive things.  Hares are also thought of as greedy and selfish, even a bad example for people.  Hare is seen as a jokester, linked with trickery and fraud.  Even those with hare medicine are clever, often unreliable, and frequently thinking of themselves.

Although hare has some qualities that are less than redeeming, there are things he can teach us.  Because they move in leaping and hopping motions, those with rabbit and hare totems can expect changes in their own lives in the same kind of movement.  Hare can also aid people in recognizing the signs around them by attuning to lunar cycles and understanding the tides of movement in their own lives.

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 11th Daily Divination Journal

Tarot Card – General

The Empress

ideas, creative impulses, intellect

Astrological Correspondence: Venus

The Empress signifies the queen of life, the ideal woman, the archetypal mother. She represents the matriarchal goddess, being part of nature, fertility, sexuality, and the generative forces. As the life-giving mother she is connected to the Earth and the natural rhythms, the appreciation of the senses. As a card of good fortune she signifies that if we are gentle and caring, as well as patient, we can bring anything to fruition; we have to be able to wait until the time is right for action so that we can reap the rewards; as a result, hard work pays off and relationships become satisfying. The Empress can, in negative situations, also depict vanity, undeveloped creativity, stagnation, and apathy.

Elder Futhark Rune

Laguz

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

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

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

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

Mundane: water, imagination, occultism, dreams

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

Governs:

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

Witches Runes

The Rings

Keywords: Love, relationships.

Meanings: The Rings is the rune of love and when it is the leading stone, it is a positive answer to your question. It is very much a rune of relationship and can indicate engagement, marriage or a new/renewed relationship. It can also indicate the need for a fresh approach to an existing relationship.

Ogham

Ura-Heather

The beauty of heather flowers is one reason it is associated with the Irish Goddess of love, fertility, and new growth. Be happy when you draw this letter because it denotes love, companionship, and passion. Whether it will be a new love or an old love rekindled, Ura is a powerful symbol and one that may bring great luck in your love life.

Fortune – This Ogham deals in matters of Love. Whether it is new love or rekindling of old love, enjoy the peace and love that comes with Ura!

Numerology Number

From NUMEROLOGY SINGLE DIGIT NUMBERS

Three

The Numerology Meaning of the Number 3: THE CREATIVE CHILD

The Love Child of Zeus and Hera.

In the previous chapter (on the number 2), I described the unique union between the numbers 1 and 2 as that of the father and mother unit, while revealing the contradictory natures of their personalities. Now, we move on to what could be considered the result of their union: the number 3, an extraordinarily talented child.

The number 3 is like a gifted teenager who is still under the protection of its parents – a bit spoiled, clearly scattered, and perpetually in need of guidance. However, the 3 excels in the creative field.

An individual with 3s in key points of their numerology chart will have a passionate need to express feelings, ideas, and vision. Coupled with an extroverted personality, they are likely to seek a career in art, especially the verbal arts.

Another unique quality of the 3 is the tendency to be “lucky,” or rather, to be in the right place at the right time. This may be connected to their innate sense of rhythm – the 3 seems to be in tune with the cyclical nature of their surroundings.

Their social skills are also excellent.

Charm, wit and a sense of humor help a 3 along their path, and a compelling charisma make them particularly attractive.

Followers are willing to forgive less favorable traits exhibited by 3s, such as their lack of focus and direction, a tendency to procrastinate, an inability to finish projects, and an unwillingness to take responsibility.

There is also a superficial side to the 3 that can be harder to look past – a narcissistic streak, the need to be the center of attention. It’s easy for the optimistic 3 to enjoy day-to-day life as long as all is well, but when challenging issues arise, internal fortitude is often lacking.

Without little focus on deeper aspects, the 3 can succumb to difficulties unless friends and family provide support.

For the 3 to become a balanced, happy person they must learn discipline. Fortunate 3s who exhibit talent early in life (such as gifted dancers and music prodigies) are often placed in environments with just the sort of discipline a 3 needs to protect those talents.

Relationships can be a bit of a challenge for the 3, at least those requiring long-term commitment and loyalty. With plenty of acquaintances (probably more than is healthy), when true depth and intimacy enter the picture, the 3 may turn tail and run.

The 3 can have a jealous streak too, causing conflicts when those it has rejected move on in search of more meaningful bonds.

Jealousy stems from the 3 recognizing it has been skimming the surface of life since birth. As a result, they feel insecure, thinking others know things that have escaped them.

But, once a 3 finds the motivation to delve deeply into the realities of life (something that may only happen when confronted), its happy facade has the potential to be replaced by the serenity true wisdom brings. Such a “transformed” 3 is a thing to behold.

No one is represented by just one number but is a mixture of several if not all the numbers in their chart. Those who are blessed with a heavy dose of 3s in their numerology chart tend to have an easier time being happy, optimistic, and playful.

However, this kind of “joie de vivre” can leave those same people unprepared for the more demanding experiences that life inevitably brings.

While the western mindset focuses on happy moments as the ideal, unhappy experiences are often the ones that bring greater depth and quality to our life.

For the number 3, happiness might be easy to achieve, but is almost always a consequence of something materialistic or fleeting (a new car, a new relationship, a sunny day). A higher happiness, one that is not the consequence of a particular event but the result of a deep appreciation toward life itself, is worth a million times more.

The biggest challenge for the 3 is to recognize the real beauty of life is not found in possessions or frivolity, but in the deepest aspects of being human.

When the 3 defies the odds to achieve this state of being, the fact that it has had to travel far to reach such a height makes this number uniquely qualified to help others reach the same goal.

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

Dog

Your loyalty and faithfulness is misplaced by serving to many masters.

“Whom do you serve?” is the question at hand here. When you compromise your personal integrity through misguided attempts to placate others out of fear of their disapproval or to avoid up setting them, you deny your own inner authority and give away your power. You become their servant, and they, your masters. You allow this by assuming that another person or organization has greater knowledge, power, or spiritual wisdom than you, and put yourself in “less Than” position. While other may possess some of these attributes to a greater degree than you do, you can honor them as teachers — not masters.

Children may rightly look to their parents for this sort of guidance. However, as they mature, it’s appropriate that the leash to their parents’ authority stretches and is eventually severed. The human error is to continue to project this parental authority onto other people and institutions, and then either subjugate their will or act in opposition to that perceived authority. Over a number of years, you may find yourself attached to the leashes of their masters, leading you to feel fragmented and, to some degree, powerless. Instead, take off those collars, and let Spirit be your one true Master. Then you will experience true freedom.

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 9th Daily Divination Journal

Tarot Cards

Today’s Tarot Card Reading come from The English Magic Tarot by Rex Van Ryn, Steve Dooley and Andy Letcher Copyright 2015 (The unfamiliar terms used with this deck is in England’s English)

General

Queen of Cups – A Court Card

Compassion; self-loathing; insobriety

Page 110

Description: A queen sits on a cold throne. She looks worn out by life, cold to the marrow.

Interpretation: This poor woman seems very lost. Her seat looks more like a prison or a torture device than a throne. That steaming cup is just her first drink of the day. Woe betide her poor servants as the day continues. Someone will be in for a tongue-lashing. She’s the Queen of Hearts and her favorite words are “Off with his head!”

We all know someone like this. They are extremely difficult to be around, shooting out barbs at the slightest provocation. And yet, behind their walled exterior is a small voice calling for help. A withered tree in the background still bears fruit. There is always hope for redemption.

When someone ends up like this, you have to ask, compassionately, why? Some dreadful hurt must have been inflicted, a blow from which she never recovered. She numbed the pain the only way she knew how, through drink, and yet the pain remains.

The Queen of Cups invites us to put down the bottle, hold our tongues, and rediscover the compassion in our hearts. If you do so, you will be wise beyond measure.

Love

Temperance – 14 Major Arcana

Stillness; balance

Pages 48 and 49

Description: A woman dips her head into a pool. She’s framed by two willow trees. She holds two cups behind her back and pours liquid from one to the other. A big cat stands on a tumulus behind her.

Interpretation: Here, everything is in balance. The willow trees show summer and winter in perfect equipoise. The woman is lightly balanced between earth and water, all the while performing some extraordinary feat of juggling behind her back. Is that cloth pouring from her cups, or water? Blood, even? She doesn’t spill a single drop. You can imagine the contents running back and forth from one to the other eternally.

One of the four, medieval cardinal virtues, Temperance has had something of bad press late. Oscar Wilde famously quipped, “Everything in moderation, including moderation.” When I think of temperance, I imagine self-righteous Sunday morning moralizers wagging a finger at our Saturday night misdemeanors, or of a sweaty Sergeant Howie in The Wicker Man, slapping the wall, as he desperately attempts to reign in his cardinal desires. If only he hadn’t. Yet the moderation depicted here is effortless, requiring neither self-flagellation nor self-congratulation. It speaks of a much easier kind of balance, the balance on which the universe rests.

All extremes flow into each other. Star are born and die. Summer becomes winter becomes summer again. Full becomes empty. The wheel turns. Accept this simple truth and nothing can knock you from your feet.

Reading: Temperance encourages us to find balance in our lives, the still waters of this place. If reversed, things have become out of balanced, perhaps dangerously so. Let the governing tides of the universe draw things back to equilibrium again.

Health

Ace of Cups

Love; friendship; emotions; feeling

Page 98

Description: In this coat of arms we see the Holy Grail. The legend reads “water my blood” and urges us “to keep silent.”

Interpretation: The Ace of Cups is the element of water at its more pure. It’s the refreshing spring bubbling up from the rocks, the trickle that will become a great river meandering to the sea. It’s the beginning of some new emotional journey. It’s the first flush of love and the aching love of life. It’s a pure feeling. It’s the Holy Grail.

Reading: The Ace of Cups represents a spring, a fountain, and the opening up of emotions. It signifies love of every kind, from romantic love to friendship. If the card is reversed then something is damming the water supply, leading to stagnation. Unlock the channels. Remember how to feel.

Wealth

Nine of Swords

Worry; anxiety; nightmares

Page 90

Description: A sleeping solider is having a nightmare. Unarmoured, he fends off nine swords and seven rocks.

Interpretation: Have you ever awakened from a dream so terrible that you sit bolt upright, your body shaking? We all get nightmares from time to time. We all suffer occasional bouts of insomnia, kept awake by churning worries in our busy mind.

Here, a solider fast asleep but we’re privy to his nightmares. He’s hounded by nine swords that chop at him, this way and that, and he has only his bare arms to fend them off. His armour lies below him, useless. Where on earth did he leave his swords? Can’t anyone hear his cries for help? It’s a classic anxiety dream.

Those birds may be coming in viciously to peck at him, but they might also be there to show that his worries are as insubstantial as air. Dreams are important. As an ENglish magician, you should pay close attention to them. At the same time, worrying endlessly about our problems when we ought to be sleeping won’t help you or anyone. It’s tempting to think that if we just go over a difficult situation, one more time, we might be able to puzzle it out. This card says otherwise.

Reading: Something is worrying you, but going over the problem again and again isn’t helping. If the card is reversed, then you might be having night terrors or insomnia. Remember that, at night, everything seems ten time worse than it actually is. In the morning, those birds will seem insignificant.

Elder Futhark Rune

From The Rune Site

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.

Witches’ Rune

From The Summer Goddess Book of Shadows

The 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

From Ogham Symbol Gallery

Onn/Ohn

O is Onn, or Ohn, and represents the Gorse bush, sometimes called Furze. This yellow, flowery shrub grows on moors all year long, and is full of nectar and pollen. It’s a food source for many animals–the stalks are munched on by grazing livestock–but eventually Furze is set on fire. This controlled burn allows old deadwood to be gotten rid of, and clears the way for new life to begin. Gorse (Furze) represents long-term thinking and planning–knowing that sometimes we have to do without in order to gain things in the future. Gorse is a determined sort of plant that always comes back, and so it is also connected with perseverance and hope.

In some pieces of Celtic folklore, the Gorse is used as a protective barrier. Planting it around one’s home would keep the Sidhe away, and it can be shaped into a broom for sweeping away negative influences.

Ohn Correspondences

Mundane Aspects: Whatever you’ve been looking for is right around the corner–keep pursuing your goals, because they are within your reach. If you aren’t sure what path you should be on or which direction you should head, sit down and make a list of goals. Figure out the destination, and then you’ll be able to focus on the journey.

Magical Aspects: Your spiritual journey has provided you with an abundance of gifts. Don’t keep these blessings to yourself–share them with others! If you’ve been asked to take on a role as leader or mentor, now is the time to do so.

Numerology Number

FROM THE NUMEROLOGY MEANING OF DOUBLE-DIGIT NUMBERS

Sixty-Six

Generous to a fault, this number brings financial ups and downs. It is extremely creative, loyal and loving. 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

Cardinal

“The polarities of your spiritual pursuits and physical pleasures are out of balance, so do whatever is necessary to bring them back into equilibrium”

Pages 24 to 26

When on a spiritual path, it’s easy to idealize what being spiritual means. It can become a rigid mental imprint upon which you judge anything that varies from your conceptualization of what “being spiritual” is suppose to be about. This includes not only another person’s practices and beliefs, but your own. Falling short of this idealism leads to either assuming a righteous and arrogant position with others, or when self-imposed, elicits guilt and shame.

This spiritual perfectionism can make you reticent about enjoying the pleasures of the material world, as well as those of your physical body. The Earth Herself provides a dazzling and sensual panorama of experiences to be directly encountered through the physical senses. Yet for many, truly enjoying the pleasures of senses of sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell can be fraught with worry, anxiety, guilt, and shame—products of early childhood religious and/or cultural conditioning. Others become so entangled in the world of senses that it becomes their god, and their spiritual core is lost to materiality.

To be polarized in one direction or another takes you either to lofty heights and iridescent abstractions that are completely ungrounded, or else causes you to become caught up in the glue of the mundane world without the guiding light of Spirit to provide a locus of authority. With the blessing of your awareness, you can redirect your thoughts and actions towards that which brings greater balance and fluidity between two polarities.

Associations: Courtship; Singing; Vitality; Self-defense; Integration; Balance; Spirituality; Fatherhood; Harmony; Self-expression; Confidence; Listening; Intuition; Creativity; Responsibility; Colorfulness

     

July 8th Daily Divination Journal

Tarot Cards

Today’s Tarot Card Reading come from The English Magic Tarot by Rex Van Ryn, Steve Dooley and Andy Letcher Copyright 2015 (The unfamiliar terms used with this deck is in England’s English)

 

General

King of Swords – A Court Card

The price of success; the cruel logic of revolution; despotism

Page 95

Description: A solider has won his battles. He stands by the crown and executioner’s block.

Interpretation: Here’s Oliver Cromwell, who ended up toppling the king and ruling England as monarch in all but name. Behind his the block on which he had Charles 1 executed. Between his feet is the crown. He’s won! So why’s he looking so rueful?

In the distance we see a bucking horse, the same horse that threw the Knight of Swords from his saddle. Ah, so the Knight was Cromwell! Well now the battle’s over. He’s got what he wanted and now he must live by the consequences. In Cromwell’s case, he ended up becoming a killer and the very kind of despot that he fought against in the first place. He should have read Shakespeare: “{Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.”

The card is a warning then to be careful what you wish for. You may have good, reasonable cause—yet there’ll be consequences that could strip you of the happiness you hoped for. The chopping block indicates that they’ll be bloody. Cromwell could have stayed home on his farm. We probably wouldn’t remember him, but he might have had a longer, easier, and happier life. He might have died with his conscience clear.

Reading: Be careful what you wish for. It’s much harder being a king than it looks.

 

Love

The High Priestess – 2 Major Arcana

Dreams; psychic powers; mythos

 Page 24

Description: An older woman plunges her hands into a river. The light of the nearly full moon is reflected in the water. A Younger woman rises up from the depths.

Interpretation: Have you ever been stopped in your tracks by the moon? The feeling is one of enchantment, as if the veils that separate the worlds have been lifted momentarily. One may feel a strong urge to curtsy or bow. The High Priestess embodies that feeling. If the Magician is all about craft, then the High Priestess speaks of intuition, of dream, and the possibility of psychic powers. If the Magician represents logos, the power of the word, then the High Priestess represents mythos, the stuff beyond words. When we stumble across the High Priestess, the hair on our neck stands up and we are stopped in our tracks.

The writer Robert Graves was a lover of mythos. He always bowed nine times to the new moon, while turning a silver coin. He gave us the idea that ancient cultures had worshipped a triple moon goddess: Maiden, Mother, and Crone. We see all three here. The Crone plunges her hands into a reflection of the nearly full moon (the Mother), and is met by the Maiden, who raises up from the water, as if to kiss her. The river is the Thames, chosen not just because it is the most characteristic of English rivers, but because in Oxford the Thames is called the Isis. Isis, the Graeco-Egyptian lunar goddess, is the deity most associated with the High Priestess.

Reading: The High Priestess invites us to pay attention to mythos. Perhaps the answer to your question will come in dreams or the ink-black surface of a scrying bowl.

Health

The Devil – 15 Major Arcana

The shadow; your nemesis

Pages 50 and 51

Description: The Devil stands on the edge of a cliff, under the light of the full moon. A naked couple are walking helplessly towards him.

Interpretation: People dread the Devil, and not without good reason. Two thousand years of Christianity have enshrined him as the epitome of evil. Just look at the couple coming over the hill. Their night of illicit pleasure has turned into a 1970s folk horror movie. The Devil is drawing them inexorably towards their terrible end.

However, it’s silly to suppose evil comes from anywhere but from inside us. The devil represents all our uncomfortable feelings, the ones the evoke guilt and anger, secret and narcissistic fantasies. He’s our shadow side. No wonder we externalize him. It’s so much easier to blame someone else for our discomfort, to drive the scapegoat from the village. Trouble is, when we do, we find we’re still dangling from the devil’s puppet strings.

In narrative times, the devil is there to test us. Every thesis needs its antithesis. Every hero needs a villain. Where would James Bond be without Ernst Stavro Blofeld? Batman without the Joker? Luke without Darth Vader? The devil is the adversary we have to best, the obstacle we have to overcome. Is he dangerous? Damn right! Adventure means nothing if it isn’t risky. But we overcome him by trying not to banish him, but by bring him into the clear light of day.

Reading: The Devil indicates a challenge, an obstacle to be overcome. That might be an external obstacle, a person standing in your way for example, or it might mean some part of yourself that you’re refusing to acknowledge.

 

Wealth

Temperance – 14 Major Arcana

Stillness; balance

Pages 48 and 49

Description: A woman dips her head into a pool. She’s framed by two willow trees. She holds two cups behind her back and pours liquid from one to the other. A big cat stands on a tumulus behind her.

Interpretation: Here, everything is in balance. The willow trees show summer and winter in perfect equipoise. The woman is lightly balanced between earth and water, all the while performing some extraordinary feat of juggling behind her back. Is that cloth pouring from her cups, or water? Blood, even? She doesn’t spill a single drop. You can imagine the contents running back and forth from one to the other eternally.

One of the four, medieval cardinal virtues, Temperance has had something of bad press late. Oscar Wilde famously quipped, “Everything in moderation, including moderation.” When I think of temperance, I imagine self-righteous Sunday morning moralizers wagging a finger at our Saturday night misdemeanors, or of a sweaty Sergeant Howie in The Wicker Man, slapping the wall, as he desperately attempts to reign in his cardinal desires. If only he hadn’t. Yet the moderation depicted here is effortless, requiring neither self-flagellation nor self-congratulation. It speaks of a much easier kind of balance, the balance on which the universe rests.

All extremes flow into each other. Star are born and die. Summer becomes winter becomes summer again. Full becomes empty. The wheel turns. Accept this simple truth and nothing can knock you from your feet.

Reading: Temperance encourages us to find balance in our lives, the still waters of this place. If reversed, things have become out of balanced, perhaps dangerously so. Let the governing tides of the universe draw things back to equilibrium again.

 Rune

Wunjo

Witches’ Rune

From The Summer Goddess Book of Shadows

The 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 dreams.

Ogham

From Ogham Symbol Gallery 

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.

Numerology Number

From NUMEROLOGY SINGLE DIGIT NUMBERS

Among the nine single-digit numbers, the 1 holds a special place in numerology.

The Numerology Meaning of the Number 1: THE PRIMAL FORCE

From a spiritual perspective, the 1 is the number of creation – the primal force from which all other numbers spring forth. Some say once you truly understand the place and function of this elemental number, enlightenment will be yours.

This statement doesn’t apply to a Numerologist’s perspective alone, but perhaps it’s a good place to start since the personality of the number 1 aligns nicely with its elevated spiritual symbolism.

The 1 is a doer, a powerful force that produces results.

The 1 is aggressive – a necessary trait for creating, and not allowing anything to limit its potential. The 1 is the spearhead, always in the forefront directing and leading others.

The shape of this number reflects its meaning; the 1 walks upright with pride and purpose – strong, determined, and unwavering with a specific goal in mind. The 1 is capable of turning ideas into reality – pushing obstacles aside or simply drilling right through them.

The 1 tends to have a simple, straightforward view of life, heedless of its many complexities.

An individual with the dynamic 1 trusts their ability to separate right from wrong, doesn’t waste time on abstract ideas, and rarely follows a path that isn’t in line with their result-oriented goal. The 1 is no preacher, no philosopher, spiritual explorer, nor dreamer – and certainly not an idealist. They are pragmatic, ruthless conquerors, and warriors extraordinaire. The 1 is individualistic and independent to a fault. They will attempt to force their viewpoint on you but have no desire to hear yours.

The 1 can be confrontational, jealous, and exceedingly stubborn, but also courageous and willing to try anything new (with promise) even at great risk. They have a sense of honor and responsibility that demands respect and are the first to defend injustice and hypocrisy.

Befriend a 1 and you have a friend for life.

Fortunately, the 1 has a great capacity for humor, often self-depreciating, so you can poke fun at your friend and not worry about hurt feelings. But don’t cater to them to win love or friendship or you will lose their respect. Stand up to a 1 and you may lose the fight, but you’ll gain admiration. Working for a 1 you will be pushed to the limit, abused at all hours, and incapable of living up to unreasonable expectations. But you will also become the best you can be.

When in trouble, you want a friend with a strong 1 on your side, and you won’t find a braver partner or a more dedicated protector. But, if the 1 is your enemy, you could be crushed without mercy. And be forewarned, the number 1 is the most difficult of all lovers, demanding, jealous, confrontational, and impatient.

If you have a 1 in your core numbers, your happiness and sense of satisfaction will come from your work more than any other source.

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

Roadrunner

“Keep your sense of humor, and don’t take things so seriously”

Pages 102 to 104

It’s so tempting to view life in all of its many manifestations, permutations, and variations as something to be taken quite seriously, yet this is exactly the opposite of what you need to do right now. No matter what the situation, look for the humor in it. It may take time to find something, but if you look for it with this attitude in mind, you begin to see the absurdities and ironies inherent in whatever shows up in life, even in the darkest circumstances. Maintaining a healthy sense of humor about most experiences causes you to be lighter in spirit, to smile unabashedly, and to appreciate life that much more. Turn that scowl upside down by doing what makes you openly laugh.

Of course there are certainly times that require a more serious demeanor. Tragedies or traumatic experiences don’t call for cheerfulness and humor. When events occur, appropriate social restrictions apply that demand the expression of emotions congruent with the circumstances. However, these instances are temporary and all like things, will soon pass. Other than these kinds of situations, life’s ironies and absurdities abound. Rather than feeling personally victimized by these vagaries take a deep breath, see the humor in the situation, and have a laugh!

Associations: Speed; Agility; Multitasking; Intelligence; Adaptability; Laughter; Humor; Ingenuity; Flexibility; Toning; Communication; Courage; Self-care; Balance

July 7 Daily Divination Journal

TAROT CARDS

Today’s Tarot card reading comes from The Green Witch Tarot Deck and The Green Witch Tarot Companion by Ann Moura. With the art done by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard. Copyright 2015

General

12 – The Oak King – Major Arcana

Pages 65 and 66

The Oak King hangs upside down by his heel, which is wedged between branches of an oak tree. He is comfortable, casual, and relaxed as he contemplates his vital role within the infinite passage of time, tracing on the ground below him the perpetual cosmic lemniscate within the circle of the year. His position reflects the infinity symbol as he anticipates the familiar cycle of change, when the Oak King transitions into the unborn infant within the womb of Mother Earth, surrendering his reign to himself as the Holly King, the Sage who will rule until the Oak King is reborn at Yule. The lemniscate shows that the God’s endless cycle of life and authority is a harmonious interaction of light and shadow, demonstrating that life itself moves through the seasons of its own, an he is the guide.

This card offers the opportunity to meditate or focus inward and determine what needs to be released to make room for what needs to be brought in, and what needs to be retained. This can be an external or internal housecleaning, deciding what is unnecessary in one’s life, what is worthy of being kept, and what is new and beneficial. Here is a time when the conscious and subconscious may communicate, discovering what is desired and what is no longer necessary in one’s life.

The matter of change is in the tenuous phase of transition, requiring thought and the willingness to let go of the outmoded in order to reach achievement in some area of life. This is the stage of determining what foundation will be laid for the future and what new venture or outlook should begin. When this card appears in a reading, one is advised to take the time to consider the various options, pull together resources, and bring everything into balance before proceeding. Just as spell materials are set on a pentacle during magic work for grounding and manifestation in the physical world, so too should one prepare for what materialize.

Meaning: Paused activity, transition, meditation, weighing options, inner peace, patience, deciding what changes to make, self-sacrifices for gains.

Prompt Words: Introspection, inner peace.

LOVE

7 – The Battle Wagon – Major Arcana

Pages 45 and 46

The chariots of the Etruscans and the Celts were four-wheeled battle wagons, large and un wieldy, requiring driver to handle the horses and take the warrior on board where he wanted to be on the battlefield. In this card, the rampaging horses have no reins and are instead controlled by the personal power of the warrior. He has the ability to command opposites and manage their divergent energies so they work together to accomplish his goals. This can be related in the business world to the who takes charge and brings the team together to work on a project successfully despite their differences.

There is personal achievement through focus on goals, self-discipline, and leadership ability, with actions that bring swift results, whether in business, career, or personal objectives. Taking control and consolidating power for success is indicated here, and drawing together opposing personalities to work in unison for a purpose brings recognition and prose for one’s merits. Balance is maintained by strength of will and management of energy.

This card indicates that a person has the ability to take control, be assertive, and handle the difficult situations that arise in life. Overall good health and strength of body, mind, and spirit are also implied in this card, and surrounding cards can help clarify the bearing of the Battle Wagon energy.

The Battle Wagon may relate to business travel with the potential for far-reaching importance. New projects could begin based upon previous successes, and there is a responsibility to live up to expectations. This card reassures the person that the capability is there; it only needs to be utilized, and recognition for the job well done will follow. Military service or work related domestic move could also be indicated with this card.

The key is that energy can be successfully raised, consolidated, and directed by the person to achieve desired goals in whatever matter or field involved, bring victory and esteem for the individual.

Meaning: Victory, merit recognized, successful action, self-confidence, personal achievement, leadership, consolidation of power, balance, control, dominance, conquest, good health, business travel, military service, service, relocation.

Prompt Words: Victory, recognition of ability, business travel.

Health

Queen of Chalices – A Court Card

Pages 222 and 223

This is the card of empathy and compassionate nature. One may be vulnerable to sad stories and relate overly to problems of other people. Always having a shoulder for others to cry on can drain one’s own energy and create distress and worry where non is actually warranted. One is likely to feel confused by being relied upon by another in a time of emotional crisis and then ignored once the matter has passed or been resolved. There is an inherent warning not to empathize to the where one in sympathy reveals personal information to another who may use it against one after things are back to normal. There is also a need to be careful not to overreact to minor issues. One knows better, but has difficulty controlling the impulse to act against one’s own best interests. Facing one’s true feelings affords one the opportunity to make an honest assessment of what emotions and mindset drive one. There is a nurturing, loving intellect indicated by this card, and this needs to be guarded to avoid being injured by those less sensitive.

Hibiscus, a flower for psychic awareness, sensitivity, and passion, is in the queen’s wreath. A crab, a symbol of emotions, sensitivity, and creativity, crawls out of the sea.

Meaning: Empathy, sympathetic, good confidant, trust feelings, insightful, psychic ability, fairness, romantic, loving, authenticity of emotions.

Prompt Words: Sensitivity, nurturing, empathetic.

Wealth

Queen of Pentacles – A Court Card

Pages 132 and 133

This cards indicates that financial plans are coming together. There is a sense of peace and tranquility fostered by financial security and plans set favorably in motion. Here the Queen of Pentacles sits comfortably in her fruitful pecan grove. Bountiful nature offers stability, and she feels the kindly influence of nature’s energies working with her. When this card appears in a reading, one has the ability to bring to fruition plans leading to economic security and well-being. Nurturing practical ambitions bring self-sufficiency and confidence. One may be inclined to luxury and seeking social standing, but this is temporary by generosity.

This card suggests planning a head and having those plans worked out as hoped. Money resources are under control, so there is a calm wisdom in money management and a strong sensible utilization of funds. There is prosperity and independence as well. Sometimes this card may signify a single-parent household where finances are carefully monitored or a lesser income that is successfully supplementing a larger one to have money for lighthearted entertainment, vacations, or small luxuries.

Pecan, for prosperity and abundance, are gathered in a basket beside the Queen of Pentacles. A white dove, a symbol of prosperity, harmony, and wisdom, sits on a tree branch.

Meaning: Financial plans realized, fruitfulness, independence, work rewarded, stability, dignity, practical ambitions, attainment of physical goals, self-sufficiency, able to provide for self and others, social position and success.

Prompt Words: Financial plans realized.

Elder Futhark Rune

From The Rune Site

Raidho

Sound: “r”
Stands for: Wheel, Cartwheel (or Riding)
Color: Blue (Black)
Casting meaning: This rune allows us to focus our energy so that we may obtain our goals. However to do so effectively we must be “in the right place at the right time.”

Witches’ Rune

From The Summer Goddess Book of Shadows

The Star

This rune indicates 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.

Ogham

From Ogham Symbol Gallery

Iodhadh/Idad

I is Iodhadh, or Idad, the Yew tree. Much like the Death card in the Tarot, the Yew is known as a marker of death and endings. This evergreen tree has leaves that are attached in a spiral pattern to the twigs. Because of its unusual growth pattern, in which new growth forms inside the old, the Yew is strongly tied to rebirth and new life following death.

The Yew has no medicinal value at all, and in fact, it’s mostly toxic. Livestock have been known to die from eating the poisonous leaves. Berries can be used, but should be treated with caution. On a practical level, the wood of the Yew tree is very hard and resistant to water damage, so it was popular in the making of longbows in England.

In A Modern Herbal, Maud Grieve says of the Yew,

“No tree is more associated with the history and legends of Great Britain than the Yew. Before Christianity was introduced it was a sacred tree favoured by the Druids, who built their temples near these trees–a custom followed by the early Christians. The association of the tree with places of worship still prevails.”

Iodhadh Correspondences

Mundane Aspects: Although it may not represent spiritual death, if Iodhadh appears, it’s a sign that major transitions are coming. Be aware of them, and realize that although not all of them are bad, they will probably be pretty significant. Now’s a good time to get rid of things which are of no use to you, in order to make room for new beginnings.

Magical Aspects: Changes are on the way, so quit clinging to beliefs and ideas that no longer serve you well. Shed the old, and welcome the new. Accept change for what it is–an asset–and stop seeing it as an obstacle. Don’t fear new things, embrace them.

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

Chimpanzee – “Use both your intuition and your intellect to solve the problem or get answers to your questions”

Pages 36 to38

When your intuition and intellect are in harmonious accord with each other, there’s no problem that you can’t resolve. The combination emerges as creative intelligence, an elegant blend of your capacity for reasoning coupled with a deep trust in your gut feelings. In the flow of thought and action that results in resolving your question or problem this way, you may surprise yourself as to how simple and effective the answer really is.

Your intuition is actually a constellation of physical cues that response the subtle body language, voice intonations, and energetic quality of the people or situations around you, often felt in your gut but not confined to that area. It’s your instinct communicating—an aspect of your animal nature that’s cued in to your survival and growth. You can best access this instinctual wisdom by breathing slowly and steadily and focusing your attention on the physical sensations you notice.

In addition to your intuitive feelings, get more information on which to base your choices by doing some research. Consult books, the Internet, other types of oracles, and/or discuss the issue with a friend. Or you may simply need time to contemplate it. Often when you walk away from the problem or question after intensely researching it, an unexpected insight surfaces that helps you discern the best choice among the possibilities. When there’s congruity between mind and intuition, coupled with a healthy dose of patience, you tap into the deeper wisdom of Source.

Associations: Problem Solving; Agility; Insight; Wisdom; Intuition; Dexterity; Tool Making; Harmony; Intelligence; Cooperation; Laughter; Commuinication; Affextion; Playfulness

 

 

July 6th Daily Divination Journal

Tarot Cards

Today’s Tarot Card Reading come from The English Magic Tarot by Rex Van Ryn, Steve Dooley and Andy Letcher Copyright 2015 (The unfamiliar terms used with this deck is in England’s English)

General

0 The Fool – Major Arcana

Pages 20 and 21

Description: A fool strides across the English countryside. He wears a fabulous multicolored costume. A hare gambols at his feet.

Interpretation: Here comes the Fool. Not a care in the world. Everything he says and does seems to turn out okay without his even trying. He’s the embodiment of effortless non-doing. All his possessions are wrapped up in just one knotted handkerchief. But is that mad look in his eye? Is he the village idiot, cuckoo-brained, a moon-calf? There’s a darker side to the Fool. He might be a trickster, an unraveller like Loki or Raven or Coyote or Efnysien, someone who brings chaos to the world, just because he can. He does suspiciously like Guy Fawkes. Or perhaps he’s the wise fool, able to speak when others cannot.

Traditionally, the Fool is regarded as the hero setting out on his magical quest. Of course, he starts from a state of pure innocence. Why else would he need to go adventuring? He needs to learn about himself and the world. That’s why his number is zero. Zero the hero. He starts with nothing.

Usually the Fool is accompanied by a small dog, but here Rex has given him a hare instead. According to mythology, the hare is wise and mad all at once, just like the Fool. As with any mammal that survives by running fast, hares have disproportionately large hearts—it’s what gives them oomph to escape the hounds. How appropriate. Like the hare, the Fool’s heart is huge and wide open. There might be a sheer drop in front of him, but he’d step right over and land without a scratch.

Reading: Embrace the Fool, take a leap into the dark. If he appears reversed, then it’s time to stop acting the fool. You’re not coming from a place of open-heartedness.

LOVE

16 THE TOWER – MAJOR ACANA

Pages 52 and 53

Description: A storm breaking over the Tower of London, which is on fire. Two ravens look on.

Interpretation: The Tower of London is now home to tourists, the Crown Jewels, and ravens, but once it was the dreaded prison where many an aristocrat, royal pretender, and a traitor met their grisly end. Yet, here it is struck by lightening and on fire. Ravens are picking over the bones. The old power structures are being torn down. Revolution is in the air. The Tower indicates sudden spiritual insight or illumination. It heralds revolutionary ideas that destroy old paradigms. It suggests the toppling of an institution, a despised regime, or even an empire. Just be careful not to get consumed by the flames.

Raves have long been associated with the Tower. Legend says that if they leave, the British Monarchy will fall. This legend has origins in the much older Welsh myth of Bran the Blessed, the raven god, whose head was buried beneath the Tower of London. If ever he were to be exhumed, then Britain would fall. When I see ravens, I immediately think of Woden, the old English god of poetry and eloquence, magic, divine intoxication and fury, whose pair of sacred ravens are called Thought and Memory. Regardless which god speaks to you, the message is the same. Inspiration comes with the divine force. The tower will always crumble. The new smashes the old

Reading: The Tower indicates the sudden or dramatic end of something, the smashing of some worldly endeavor or institution. If the card is reversed, then you are being unhelpfully destructive. Is that tower really in need of knocking down or can you find a more constructive way to vent your frustration?

HEALTH

SEVEN OF WANDS

Page 72

Power of within; self-belief in the face of opposition

Description: Six wands fly like missiles towards a woman. She holds a seventh, and, like a Jedi, is about to knock the others for six. She’s so light on her feet she looks like she’s dancing.

Interpretation: Uh oh. There’s a fight going down, but she looks more than able to handle herself. One casual sweep of the arm will send those wands flying. She’s brushing them off like flies.

We all need to deal with the “slings and arrows” that we are dealt by others. It happens all the time; think how even the most innocent of comments on social media can provoke a storm.

This card says that if you have courage of your convictions, if you can give a good account of yourself, then none of the incoming missiles will hit their target. It’s only when self-doubt comes into play that we buckle. The blows rain down and before we know it, we’re on our knees before the baying crowd.

Reading: Believe in yourself. Trust your innate creative self. You have every right to stand there and show the world who you are and what it is that you do. You and Your work are beautiful. If the card is reversed, then you have allowed self-doubt to creep in. It is easy to say, and so much harder to do, but find the immovable part of yourself that can’t be hurt by others.

WEALTH

NINE of WANDS

Page 74

Defense; raising of a siege; defensiveness

Description: A great commander has seen off his enemy. His castle and lands are secure. He is building a palisade around the perimeter of his realm.

Interpretation: They say a man’s home is his castle. This Englishman’s home is a castle and he’s successfully defended against a siege. Those heraldic stags indicate power, strength, and victory. Still he is taking no chances. He’s shoring up his defenses, making a palisade around the edge of his lands. If anyone comes back to try again, they’ll have one hell of a battle on their hands.

There’s another saying from the poet John Donne; No man is an island. Here it’s rather apt. For while we may need to defend ourselves from time to time we can’t live without contact with other people, strangers as well as friends. Strangers bring risk, but also new possibilities, a different way of seeing the world, and the opportunity for adventure. If we close ourselves off to the other, we risk becoming fearful, bitter, mean-spirited, and old. There’s a time and place for walls and they may often be the only solution. However, build them wisely and don’t forget to open the gates from time to time, a stranger may just turn your life around.

Reading: You stand in a commanding position. Your world is safe; your defenses strong. If the card is reversed, then you have become unnecessarily defensive. You’re building walls around yourself that are keeping others out. Try letting them in for a change.

Elder Futhark Rune

From The Rune Site

Fehu

Sound: “f”
Stands for: Cattle
Color: Green (Brown)
Casting meaning: Fehu is a rune of power and control. It represents new beginnings and “movable” wealth such as money and credit. It is a rune that gives us the power we need to obtain wealth as well as the power we need to hold on to it.

Witches’ Rune

CROSSROADS

This rune indicates a more difficult path where things are not so easy.

The Crossroads represents not only quarrels and misunderstandings but also discipline and mastery over the self.

It is not necessarily bad luck, but rather slow, substantial gains.

The Crossroads suggest maintaining the status quo, understanding boundaries and limitations, make a sustained practical effort, practical matters and solid achievement.

Relationships may be on shaky ground when one of these elements is sacrificed at the expense of another.

This rune stresses basic concerns and could indicate feeling boxed in. There may even be a feeling of discouragement. But you will soon discover innate strength and resources giving your achievements more meaning.OGHAM

From Ogham Symbol Gallery

COLL/CALL

C, sometimes read as K, is Coll, which is the Hazel tree. August is known as the Hazel Moon, because this is when Hazel nuts appear on the trees–the world Coll translates to “the life force inside you”, and what better symbol of life than the nut itself? Hazel is associated with wisdom and creativity and knowledge. Sometimes it is connected in Celtic lore with magical springs, sacred wells, and divination.

Hazel was a handy tree to have around. It was used by many English pilgrims to make staffs for use upon the road–not only was it a sturdy walking stick, it also provided a modicum of self-defense for weary travelers. Certainly, it could have been used as well for ritual. Hazel was used in weaving of baskets by medieval folk, and the leaves were fed to cattle because it was believed this would increase the cow’s supply of milk.

In the Irish myth cycles, there is a tale that nine hazel nuts dropped into a sacred pool. A salmon came along in the pool and gobbled up the nuts, which then imbued him with wisdom. A variation of the story appears in the legend of Finn Mac Cumhail, who ate the salmon and then took on the knowledge and wisdom of the fish. Note that Mac Cumhail is often translated as Mac Coll.

Coll Correspondences

Mundane Aspects: Take advantage of your own artistry or creativity, and share your knowledge with others so they too can practice these arts. Lead by example, and teach those who wish to learn. Find inspiration for your creative gifts, whatever your talent may be.

Magical Aspects: Let the divine guide you in your creative journey. Speak to the gods through your art, and be rewarded with inspiration. If you’re stuck in a creative rut, call upon the Divine to send you a Muse.

Numerology Number

From NUMEROLOGY SINGLE DIGIT NUMBERS

FIVE

The most vibrant, freedom-loving of all numbers in numerology

The Numerology Meaning of the Number 5: A DYNAMIC FORCE

The 5 is unpredictable, always in motion, and constantly in search of change.

Although it is molded from an almost equal mix of freedom-loving and loyal characteristics, the 5 is slightly more daring, and there is nothing submissive about it.

The 5 is extremely independent in mind and soul.

For an adventurer and risk-taker who has a hard time staying in one place, one job, or one relationship, the 5 is surprisingly loyal when the right partner comes along.

The 2 and the 6 are known as the most harmonious relationship numbers. Still, both will cheat on a partner when temptation is strong enough. The 5 will not. The 5 may break off a relationship due to their restless nature, but they will rarely deceive a partner. Although, when they are not in a committed relationship, they have no problem dating a different person every day of the week

The 5 generally doesn’t find a suitable career until they’ve tried several different jobs, some barely lasting long enough to warrant a full paycheck. This is especially true if there is monotonous routine involved; boredom sets in quickly for the 5 who simply cannot stand predictable, repetitive work.

But again, the 5 will surprise friends and family once they find their niche. This usually happens after age 30 when their focus, energy, and quick mind help them scramble up the ladder (faster, and with less apparent effort, than those around them).

Many 5s choose careers that require travel or otherwise offer a regular change of environment. People working in the travel industry, small business owners, independent consultants, lawyers, and those in sales often have the 5 in their core numbers.

The 5 can adjust quickly to pretty much anything coming their way.

The 5 is versatile, adaptable, intelligent, progressive, and tolerant. Convention bores them, and they are easily drawn to the eccentrics and misfits of society.

A social creature, the 5 is funny and uplifting, good at making others feel comfortable around them. They are generally well-liked and often surrounded by friends and acquaintances. However, they can also be polarizing, so people that are typically uptight, self-righteous, or judgmental are quickly aggravated by them.

Perhaps the most dominating trait of the 5 is the uncompromising demand for freedom in thought and action.

People with a prominent 5 in their core numbers make up their own mind, rebel against dogma and ideology, and recoil from clubs, cults, and religious sects. Their adventurous, daredevil nature may include riding motorcycles, but they will not typically ride with a large group. Chances are a 5 will be opinionated and passionate about political issues, but will remain independent of formal political parties.

A 5 may change their mind (regularly) but not without good reason. They won’t be controlled but are flexible and can be converted if the argument makes sense. The 5 has a healthy sense of humor and doesn’t sweat the small things. They carry their heart on their sleeve, and it’s not uncommon to give that heart to the wrong person – they are not always the best judge of character.

On the negative side, the 5 can be selfish, thoughtless, and irresponsible.

Rarely considering the future beyond next week, worrying is not in their nature. The 5 tends to procrastinate and can be unreliable. However, their most common downfall is a tendency to experiment with sex, drugs, alcohol, and other addictions. A desire for instant gratification, lack of restraint, and their feeling of invulnerability can be a recipe for disaster.

The shape of numbers reflect their nature, and just as the 4 is square and grounded, the 5 is a symbol of dynamic energy, elastic and constantly in motion.

Animal Spirit Guide or Helper

Information from Ted Andrews’s Animal-Speak, Jessica Dawn Palmer’s Animal Wisdom, and Steven D. Farmer’s Power Animals.

HARE

Although hares and rabbits look similar, they have very different symbolism.  A hare is bigger than a rabbit, has longer ears, and possesses more powerful hind legs.  The two most abundant kinds are the European Brown Hare and the Snowshoe Hare.  The Snowshoe Hare is strongly linked to the Snowy Owl population, such that when hare populations are down, the owls stop breeding, and even die from starvation.  The hare is more solitary and tougher than the rabbit.  Hares don’t live in warrens or have maternity nests.  The young hares are born so well-developed that they can fend for themselves within a few hours of their birth.

The hare is associated with a number of myths from many different cultures.  The Algonquin tribe honored the Great Hare as a demiurge, a role in the creation of the world.  The Egyptians also saw the hare involved in a creation story.  For them, the hare came to mean procreation, and then immorality.  While the hare is often associated with impatience and haste (like the “Tortoise and the Hare” fable), it’s important to note that other cultures, like the Goths, saw the hare as fleet and swift, and symbols of diligence.  This reflects the attitudes of medieval hunters, who viewed hares as a challenge to catch.

Hare people are considered sensitive and artistic, and also linked with ambition, fitness, and virtue.  However, the hare is not just associated with positive things.  Hares are also thought of as greedy and selfish, even a bad example for people.  Hare is seen as a jokester, linked with trickery and fraud.  Even those with hare medicine are clever, often unreliable, and frequently thinking of themselves.

Although hare has some qualities that are less than redeeming, there are things he can teach us.  Because they move in leaping and hopping motions, those with rabbit and hare totems can expect changes in their own lives in the same kind of movement.  Hare can also aid people in recognizing the signs around them by attuning to lunar cycles and understanding the tides of movement in their own lives.

June 30 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 106 and 107

Page of Swords – Court Card – Impulsiveness; troubles.

A young boy holds up a tiny, baby Fire Dragon on one hand, delight and fascination on his face. Behind him on the wall hangs a great Celtic sword and shield. At his feet lies a rolled scroll, symbolic of a spiritual message. However, the boy does not notice the second baby Fire dragon has set fire to the scroll. Because of his inattention, he does not receive the message. The shield not only represents protection, but personal identity. Knights paint identifying marks on their shields so they would know friend from foe. The sword of strength and defense hangs ready for use. By allowing himself to become obsessed with his new discovery, the boy has failed to be aware of what happens around him. Small events (the second little dragon) can cause destruction if one does not remain alert.

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

LOVE

Page 114 and 115

Ace of Cups – Joyful; fertile period

Baby dragons are hatching out of a nest floating on the waters of a gentle stream below the waterfall. One hatched baby is looking at her reflections in the water, while another leans contently against her. A third baby struggles out of it’s shell, while a fourth is settling itself for a peaceful nap. All humans, at whatever stage of life, begin their seeking for spiritual and/or emotional growth and knowledge with naivete and innocence children. They are innocent of the difficulties and perils that may lay ahead and at the same time enthusiastic to get started on their journey.  Some get caught up in admiring themselves and what they believe they can do, while other are content just to bask in the sunlight and lean on others. Still others struggle through obstacles and become stronger for this. The waterfall and chalice are symbolic of the endless stream of lives the proceed from and return to the Goddess and God.

Divinatory Meaning: New beginnings 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 new love. This card can also herald a possible pregnancy, so take care if this is not what you want. This can also foretell a fertile period for ideas.

HEALTH

Pages 120 and 121

Four of Cups – Old memories; dissatisfaction

A woman studies a chalice she holds in her hands. On the table before her sit three different chalices. The chalices are all empty; one is on its side, with water pouring out. The woman is completely lost in her memories, which she has reconstructed to suit her present frame of mind, but they are not real (the empty chalices). She has drained these memories of anything value and not bothered to fill them again. She prefers to live in false dreams rather than become involved in life. Four tiny Water dragons sit and lie on the table, symbols of the love, companionship, and emotional abundance that could be hers if she would acknowledge them.

Divinatory Meaning: Stop dwelling on old memories. A relationship tested. You are experiencing illogical dissatisfaction with a relationship or job; step back and look at the problem before taking any action.

WEALTH

Pages 110 AND 111

Queen of Swords – 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.

Elder Futhark Rune

From The Rune Site

Laguz

Sound: “l”
Stands for: Water (or Lake)
Color: Black & White (Green)
Casting meaning: Laguz represents the power of water and its easy flowing nature. We must learn to “go with the flow” when this rune shows up in a reading so that we can take full advantage of our powers.

Witches’ Rune

From The Summer Goddess Book of Shadows

Flight

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

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

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

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

Ogham

From Ogham Symbol Gallery

UILLEAN

Ui (sometimes interpreted as Pe) is Uillean, the Honeysuckle. Associated with the manifestation of will, the Honeysuckle starts as a small seed and creeps along, growing and spreading over time. Honeysuckle twists and spirals up and over its surroundings, its soft yellow flowers releasing a sweet scent. It is the flower of unspoken desire, hidden needs, secret wants, but it also represents our goals of finding our true Self.

From a medicinal standpoint, the honeysuckle can be useful as well. Dioscorides says,

“the ripe seed gathered and dried in the shadow and drunk for four days together, doth waste and consume away the hardness of the spleen and removeth wearisomeness, helpeth the shortness and difficulty of breathing, cureth the hicket (hiccough), etc. A syrup made of the flowers is good to be drunk against diseases of the lungs and spleen.”

Uillean Correspondences

Mundane Aspects: When this symbol appears, it means you need to allow yourself the freedom to pursue your desire. If you’ve got hopes or dreams that are unattained, now is your time to start considering whether they’re remain just dreams, or become reality. Denying yourself the chance to enjoy life is unfair.

Magical Aspects: Take the time to experience joy, but make sure you stay true to your values and beliefs as well. In many Wiccan traditions, the Charge of the Goddess is quoted as a reminder of this: All acts of love and pleasure are my rituals. Another aspect of this symbol is that sometimes, mysteries which seem to be hidden may not be as hard to delve into as you think–sometimes, you’ve just been sidetracked by distractions.

Numerology Number

From NUMEROLOGY SINGLE DIGIT NUMBERS

Eight

The most misunderstood number in numerology.

The Numerology Meaning of the Number 8: 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.

Animal Spirit Guide or Helper

Lion Symbolism, Meaning & The Lion Spirit Animal

Lion symbolism and meaning include majesty, courage, strength, protection, family, wisdom, and other admirable traits. Lions once roamed throughout the African continent as well as parts of Asia and Europe. So, the lion is a subject in the mythologies and folklore of many cultures around the world. In addition, the lion spirit animal is a power animal for those who feel a special kinship with these giant cats. Others are simply starstruck by their magnificence. In this post, you’ll learn about lion symbols and meanings, lion mythology, the lion spirit animal, and more.

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 28 Divination Journal

Tarot Cards

Today there will only be the GENERAL Tarot Card because I will be working. Tomorrow I Will return with all four of the Tarot Card Readings.

Today’s Tarot Card Reading come from The English Magic Tarot by Rex Van Ryn, Steve Dooley and Andy Letcher Copyright 2015 (The unfamiliar terms used with this deck is in England’s English)

General

The Star – Major Arcana

Description: Sir Isaac Newton stands amidst the heavens, He holds a prism that splits starlight into a rainbow. Planets wheel about him.

Interpretation: The Star representsa hope. We have always looked to the heavens for portents and omens, the Star in the East. Astrologers the world over have sought to understand the influence of the planets on our mundane lives. Renaissance natural magic consisted largely of the attempt to draw down benign astral influences from the heavenly spheres.

We now know what our ancestors did not; that starlight has travelled countless light-years to get here. To see starlight is to see back into the endless depths of the ancient past. Moreover, every element from the periodic table that makes up the world around us was forged in a star. We are quite literally stardust. I find all of this beautiful, mysterious, and profoundly hopeful. No wonder that magical consciousness, the statement fall into when we do magic, is sometimes called starlight consciousness.

Our card shows Sir Isaac Newton, the great English physicist, splitting light with his famous prisms. His fame as a scientist now obscures the that he spent much of his life studying alchemy. So although he’s here doing science, splitting the world into it’s constituent parts, he’s also reaching out to try and understand the greater mysteries. He seems on the Brinkman knowing. His body is filled with hope.

Reading: The atar suggests you’ve everybreason to feel quite hopeful. Perhaps the greater mysteries lie within your grasp. If reversed,then you may well have a done hope or fallen into a state of despair. Allow yourself to be touched by starlight, literly or metaphorically. It will remind you to wonder.

Elder Futhark Rune

From The Rune Site

Berkana

Sound: “b”
Stands for: Birch Tree (or Birch Twig)
Color: White (Blue)
Casting meaning: Like the birch tree coming to life from a seed planted in the earth, Berkana represents a new beginning and is also a powerful birth rune.

Witches’ Rune

From The Summer Goddess Book of Shadows

ROMANCE

The Romance Rune suggests a great desire surfacing in your life or becoming infatuated with a person different from the people you normally associate with.

Turning up this stone indicates being drawn into situations or affairs that defy reason or being drawn away by forces outside of your control.

This stone carries with it forces that drive us beyond our usual good sense.

It indicates good luck in the short term as it denoted getting fired up by daring new plans and options.

It can also indicate becoming obsessed about an idea.

Ogham Stave

From Ogham Symbol Gallery

NION/NIN

N is for Nion, sometimes called Nuin, which is connected to the Ash tree. Ash is one of three trees which were sacred to the Druids (Ash, Oak and Thorn), and connects the inner self to the outer worlds. This is a symbol of connections and creativity, and transitions between the worlds.

In Norse legend, Yggdrasil, the World Tree, is an Ash. Its roots grew down far into the Underworld, and its branches reached all the way up into the heavens. Odin hung himself from the tree for nine days as a sacrifice. Ash also features prominently in the Irish myth cycles, and is often depicted growing beside a well or pool of wisdom.

Nion Correspondences

Mundane Aspects: Remember that for every action, there is a consequence, and these effect not only ourselves but others as well. What we do in our life will carry into the future and possibly even beyond. Every one of our words and deeds has some sort of impact.

Magical Aspects: The Universe is like a giant web. Strands bind us all together, either closely or at a distance. We are all connected in one way or another, so it is important to find harmony between the spiritual realm and the physical, and between all living beings. Endeavor to live a spiritual life that considers the needs of the natural world around you.

Numerology Number

From NUMEROLOGY SINGLE DIGIT NUMBERS

It enhances all the qualities of the 1. It is a powerful leader, sharply focused, and streamlined for success. It can be ruthless in the pursuit of its goals. It can become a dominating tyrant.

Animal Spirit Guide

EAGLE

Eagle symbolism and meaning includes loyalty, devotion, freedom, truth, honor, the divine, hope, foresight, and psychic awareness. These magnificent birds live in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Australia – and wherever they are, they leave a strong impression. Many cultures see the eagle as the king of all birds, and some believe in the power of the eagle spirit animal. In this post, you’ll learn about eagle meanings and symbols, the eagle spirit animal, eagle mythology, and more.

To read more about the meaning of an Eagle

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 26 Daily Correspondences and Divination Journal

Moon Goddess’ Current Phase 

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

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

Today’s Waning Gibbous Phase

The Waning Gibbous on June 26 has an illumination of 96%. 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 26 the Moon is 16.72 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 26 Zodiac Sign Is Cancer

JUNE 26 Birthday Horoscope reports that you can be tenacious, shrewd and intuitive. You are likely to have a good memory and enjoy talking to people. You come across as a smart person.

Generally, you are compassionate and sensitive to the needs of others often and put someone else’s needs before your own. The helpful and domesticated nature of a Cancer individual is a natural quality for the nurturer.

The negative qualities endured by the Cancerian, according to the June 26th birthday personality traits and characteristics is that you can be that you are selfish, possessive and manipulative. At the same time, your feelings are easily hurt.

Let it go… it was just karma, okay. Without certain needs, you are likely to be grumpy or moody. Those born on this day try hard to cover weaknesses and letdown.

According to the June 26 horoscope, you usually are not the one to break the ice when it comes to romancing. The fear of being rejected is just too much. This behavior finds you isolated and feeling blue.

When you do make a love connection, you occasionally lose yourself in the other person, therefore; you may become attached to someone in an unhealthy way. Still, in the bedroom, you are the experienced driver. You believe in giving pleasure before receiving it. Your gratification is subject to an intimate and secure union.

The June 26 birthday astrology analysis predicts that you may confuse emotional longing and love. This conflict can harm the relationship because you will eventually feel that your lover is not giving you enough attention.

Placing demands on your partner will surely not make a great impression. When you feel that you are losing control, you dig deeper, and you end up drawing out the break up, as you do not deal with rejection well at all.

There is no doubt that Cancer birthday personalities born on June 26, make responsible bankers. You must be organized and disciplined to handle money effectively, and you own those qualities. Personally, you have the smarts to avoid spending frivolously and feel that you must save to meet the unexpected head-on.

If today June 26 is your birthday, you tend to want compensation based on your ability as opposed to your physical attributes. As a professional, your strong points are that you have a cool attitude, you enjoy a challenge and people can trust you.

Financial security is high on your list of priorities according to the June 26 zodiac meanings. You typically want the best. In a working environment, you want to have quality furnishings with touches of your family and home life.

Other professions that may tickle your fancy could be in the food industry or domestic jobs. According to the June 26 Saturn rules this day analysis, you love the water, and you would consider having an office overlooking a boat pier as an additional benefit. You would do well to counsel maybe as a social worker or psychotherapist.

Cancer people born on June 26 can be egotistical, domineering and controlling. However, you become a timid individual in the face of rejection. You could place certain expectations on your loved ones that are just too high.

The Cancer horoscope analysis for June 26 birthday suggests that maybe you are confused about what love is. Those born on this day are crabs that want the very best out of life and all the extras that come with living the life of a successful banker or therapist.

 

Famous People And Celebrities Born On June 26

Derek JeterJennette McCurdy, Samir Nasri, Nick Offerman, Ryan Tedder, Michael Vick, Deron Williams

See: Famous Celebrities Born On July 26

This Day That Year – June 26 In History

1498 – Designed a tool for cleaning your teeth and gums
1894 – Karl Benz owns the rights to a gas-operated vehicle
1900 – Research was done by Dr. Walter Reed to cure Yellow Fever
1952 – In South Africa, Nelson Mandela and 51 other people break curfew

June 26 Karka Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)

June 26 Chinese Zodiac GOAT

June 26 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Moon.

Moon stands for our immediate reactions, habits, feelings and nurturing.

June 26 Birthday Symbols

The Crab Is The Symbol For The Cancer Zodiac Sign

June 26 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is Strength. This card shows your inner courage, control, motivation, and confidence. The Minor Arcana cards are Two of Cups and Queen of Cups.

June 26 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Pisces: This relationship between the two water signs is excellent and has excellent compatibility.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Libra: A relationship between the Crab and the Balance zodiac signs is complicated.

See Also:

June 26 Lucky Numbers

Number 5 – This number stands for choices, freedom, experience, learning, and companionship.
Number 8 – This number symbolizes Karma, success, ambition, material freedom, judgment, and perfection.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For June 26 Birthday

White: This is a peaceful color that symbolizes simplicity, faith, purity and new beginnings.
Burgundy: This color stands for seriousness, elegance, power, wealth and motivation.

Lucky Days For June 26 Birthday

Monday – Planet Moon rules this weekday. It symbolizes a day of remembering your roots and understanding your moods.
Saturday – Saturn rules this day. It stands for a day of introspection of your achievements, future goals, failures and important decisions.

June 26 Birthstone Pearl

Pearl is an astral gemstone that symbolizes innocence, purity, fidelity, and loyalty.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On June 26th

Homemade picnic lunch for the Cancer man and a lacy white nightgown for the woman. The June 26 birthday horoscope predicts that you love gifts that are made by hand.

Click here to read anyone’s birthday horoscope 

Custom Planetary Positions

Northern Hemisphere 

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

June 26, 2021
12:00 pm GMT 7:00 AM CDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:05 Cancer 06
Moon:28 Capricorn 43
Mercury:16 Gemini 38
Venus:29 Cancer 10
Mars:09 Leo 13
Jupiter:02 Pisces 08 Rx
Saturn:12 Aquarius 37 Rx
Uranus:13 Taurus 37
Neptune:23 Pisces 12 Rx
Pluto:26 Capricorn 04 Rx
True Lunar Node:10 Gemini 36 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:09 Gemini 31 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):27 Taurus 35
Chiron:12 Aries 46
Ceres:18 Taurus 32
Pallas:26 Pisces 54
Juno:12 Sagittarius 10 Rx
Vesta:20 Virgo 59
Eris:24 Aries 44
Fire:4
Earth:6
Air:4
Water:5
Cardinal:6
Fixed:5
Mutable:8

Southern Hemisphere 

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

The date in ( ) is because we post this from the Northern Hemisphere. So this post goes live at 7:00 AM AEST on the date that appears before the month. The date inside the ( ) is the date we had to use to get the right time for the Southern Hemisphere. This is why the GMT time is at at 9:00 PM.

26 June (25) 2021
09:00 pm GMT 7:00 AM AEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:04 Cancer 31
Moon:19 Capricorn 39
Mercury:16 Gemini 28
Venus:28 Cancer 25
Mars:08 Leo 50
Jupiter:02 Pisces 08 Rx
Saturn:12 Aquarius 39 Rx
Uranus:13 Taurus 36
Neptune:23 Pisces 12 Rx
Pluto:26 Capricorn 05 Rx

True Lunar Node:10 Gemini 38 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:09 Gemini 33 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):27 Taurus 31

Chiron:12 Aries 46
Ceres:18 Taurus 19
Pallas:26 Pisces 51
Juno:12 Sagittarius 17 Rx
Vesta:20 Virgo 46

Eris:24 Aries 44

Fire:4
Earth:6
Air:4
Water:5
Cardinal:6
Fixed:5
Mutable:8

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 

Saturday Magick

Otherworldly Oracle – Magical Days of the Week: Correspondences & Daily Energy

Saturday is named after the planet and god Saturn. Therefore everything Saturn rules is appropriate for magick on Saturdays including self improvement and transformation, knowledge-seeking, time, evaluating one’s personal values, banishing negativity and bad habits, etc.

Saturday Magic Correspondences:

  • Magical Intentions: knowledge, values/morals, time, banishing, self transformation, psychic defense, meditation, locating lost items or people, self defense, liberation
  • Crystals/stones: onyx, obsidian, smokey quartz, jet, pumice
  • Herbs: myrrh, moss, thyme, basil, hemlock, nettle, peppermint, pomegranate, hyacinth, mallow, juniper
  • Gods/Goddesses: Saturn, The Norns, Oshun, Yemaya, Set, Cronus

Today’s General and Love Tarot card readings come from Tarot for the Green Witch by Ann Moura Copyright 2003.

General Tarot Card

Ace of Cups – Joyful; fertile period

Page 114 and 115

Baby dragons are hatching out of a nest floating on the waters of a gentle stream below the waterfall. One hatched baby is looking at her reflections in the water, while another leans contently against her. A third baby struggles out of it’s shell, while a fourth is settling itself for a peaceful nap. All humans, at whatever stage of life, begin their seeking for spiritual and/or emotional growth and knowledge with naivete and innocence children. They are innocent of the difficulties and perils that may lay ahead and at the same time enthusiastic to get started on their journey.  Some get caught up in admiring themselves and what they believe they can do, while other are content just to bask in the sunlight and lean on others. Still others struggle through obstacles and become stronger for this. The waterfall and chalice are symbolic of the endless stream of lives the proceed from and return to the Goddess and God.

Divinatory Meaning: New beginnings 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 new love. This card can also herald a possible pregnancy, so take care if this is not what you want. This can also foretell a fertile period for ideas.

Love Tarot Card

Ace of Swords – Decision; activity

Pages 86 and 87

Baby Fire dragons are hatching out of a nest among the lower fire vents on the slope of a volcano. A Celtic sword visible behind the nest stands upright and has craved dragons twining 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 represent 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 walk safely through the flames and come out stronger tham we were.

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

Today’s Health and Wealth Tarot card reading comes from The Green Witch Tarot Deck and The Green Witch Tarot Companion by Ann Moura. With the art done by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard. Copyright 2015

Health Tarot Card

Ace of Athames

Pages 138 and 139

This card of victory, and that energy can be applied in whatever area of life desired. There is strength of purpose for success in any filed, and it represents the power of the elemental air, there is also the clarity of mind necessary to put that energy to work for achievement. The blue sky, white clouds, and light emphasize the power of intellect to conceive ideas and work out solutions to problems. Triumph over obstacles is gained through the application of sound judgement and careful planning. The Ace of Athames shows one the mental agility to overcome obstacles and conflicts to accomplish an objective. The approach is one of assertive action to bring a problem or project to a satisfying conclusion. An aggressive attitude or quick mind demonstrates that one has the aptitude to handle and surmount any hurdle to achieving one’s aspirations. If a health issue concerned, this card may denote strength, a successful treatment, or perhaps a beneficial surgery. As the elemental power of air, the Ace of Athames represents the spring months of March, April, and May for the purpose of timing in relation to other cards in the reading.

Dandelions, herbs of power, skill, authority, and keen intellect, grow beneath the athame. A field mouse, a symbol of skills, success, and focus, clings to a stem and watches dandelion seeds take flight.

Meaning: Victory, success, achievement, strength, break-through, power to achieve goals, conquest, intellectual power, clarity of thought, mental agility, wisdom, strong will, great determination, enlightenment, truth, strength in health matters, surgery.

Prompt Words: Victory, strength

Wealth Tarot Card

Ace of Pentacles

Pages 208 and 109

This is a card of prosperity in the material world. It can indicate huge commercial success, strong business sense, financial success, rewards, and monetary gain. It can also represent physical well-being, good health, a secure income, and contentment. The green tones in the image reflect the energy of earthly wealth. This is the card of material goods, business ability, and fruits of labor realized. The oak pentacle is a symbol of manifestation and earth elemental, and the ace is power card showing accomplishment and positive results in matters of finance, business, construction, health, and secure income. This card may also indicate a new job, promotion, or pay raise, which may clarified by other cards in the spread. An auspicious card of good fortune and bliss, the Ace of Pentacles shows worth while efforts and productivity that pay off, as well as spiritual well-being.

Warmed by a radiant sun, the manor house and lands present an image of comfort and satisfaction in the material world. As the elemental power of earth, the Ace of Pentacles represents the the winter months of December, January, and February for the purpose of timing in relation to the other cards in a reading. Cinquefoil, an herb of prosperity, wealth, and success, wraps around the pentacle. Sheep, symbols of abundance, well-being, generosity, and wealth, graze contently.

Meaning: Prosperity, material achievement, financial power, earnings, growth, sound business sense, commercial success, favorable period of financial security, attainment, well-being, new money venture, good financial news, business or financial opportunity, growth, promotion, pay raise, acquisition of material goods, good use of resources, productivity, contentment.

Prompt Words: Prosperity, commercial success.

Elder Futhark Rune

From The Rune Site

Sowulo

Sound: “s”
Stands for: Sun
Color: Yellow
Casting meaning: With the help of this rune we tend to be able to see things more clearly. Like the sun sheds light on dark times, with Sowulo we too can find the light during dark times.

Witches’ Rune

From The Summer Goddess Book of Shadow

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.

Ogham Stave

 From Ogham Symbol Gallery

nGeatal/Ngeadal

Ng, or nGeatal, is the Reed that grows straight and tall at the riverside. Long ago, it was considered the perfect wood for arrows because it was so perfectly formed. Symbolic of music and flutes, the Reed indicates direct action, and finding purpose in your journey. It is connected with health and healing, and with gatherings of family and friends.

nGeatal Correspondences

Mundane Aspects: When this symbol appears, it’s time to take on a leadership role. Often, it indicates a need to rebuild that which was destroyed. Use your skills and ability to put things in order, and guide situations onto the right track. Think before you act, and be proactive rather than reactive.

Magical Aspects: Although you may encounter some bumpy spots in the road, ultimately your spiritual journey will be a fruitful and productive one. Understand that the lessons you learn on your way are equally as important–maybe even more so–as the destination itself.

Numerology Number

From Numerology Double Digit Numbers

Eleven – Master Number

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

Dragonfly Meanings, Symbolism & Spirit Animal [+ Color Meanings]

DRAGONFLY

Dragonfly meaning and symbolism includes opportunity, transformation, spontaneity, ancient wisdom, and other mystical qualities. These beautiful winged insects have fascinated people for thousands of years. In fact, the dragonfly spirit animal is a powerful totem that appears in the spiritual beliefs of many cultures.

One of the first winged insects, dragonflies have inhabited the Earth for over 300 million years. By comparison, evidence of the first humans dates back to just 2.8 million years. As ancient artifacts attest, dragonfly meanings intrigued our distant ancestors, just as they intrigue us today. In this post, you’ll learn about commonly shared dragonfly symbols and meanings, dragonfly mythology, the dragonfly spirit animal, and more.

A Thought for Today

Today I leave you with this thought

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Blessed be my dear Sisters, Brothers and Guests

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