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

The Witches Digest for Thursday, October 19th

(Part 3, Horoscopes & Other Divination)

New Moon Leap

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

Background

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

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

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

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

Antidote of Spiritual Heart

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

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

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

3 Tips to Prepare for New Moon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Moon in Libra Horoscopes: You Are Not Alone

Read your sign’s New Moon in Libra Horoscope now


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

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

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

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

Saving grace

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

Free falling

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

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

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Set intentions during this New Moon with these helpful tools:

Tarot Card for this New Moon:

Two of Swords

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

Crystals for this New Moon:

Celestite for peace & serenity
Hematite for grounding

Rhodochrosite for self-love and compassion

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

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

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

Aries Horoscope (March 21 – April 19)

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

Taurus Horoscope (April 20 – May 20)

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

Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – June 20)

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

Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – July 22)

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

Leo Horoscope (July 23 – Aug. 22)

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

Virgo Horoscope (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

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

Libra Horoscope (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

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

Scorpio Horoscope (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

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

Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

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

Capricorn Horoscope (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

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

Aquarius Horoscope (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

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

Pisces Horoscope (Feb. 19 – March 20)

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

Content written by Morgan Friday

Part of the Daily Insight Group ©2017

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

by Jane Lyle

From The Astrology Room

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, October 19th

Claire Petulengro

From The Astrology Room

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If You Were Born Today, October 19th

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

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

Get A Jump On Tomorrow….

Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, October 19th

Claire Petulengro, Astrologer

From The Astrology Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Daily Tarot Card for the Day

The Lovers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Astrological Correspondence: Gemini

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

Daily Love Tarot for the Day

The Emperor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Your Daily Erotic Tarot

The Judgement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Your Daily Rune for Today

Hagalaz

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

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

Psi: disruption, change, personal past

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

Mundane: bad weather, obstacles, surprises, shelter

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

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

 

Your Daily Influences for Thursday, October 19th

 

Tarot Influence

Six of Coins

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astrological Influence

Gemini Reversed

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Element Influence

Air

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Animal Spirit for Today
September 11, 2017

Frog

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

 

 

 

The Words of Confucius

 

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

 

A Little Humor for Your Day

You Might Be Giving Pagans A Bad Name If…


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

–Cather Steincamp

THE ANCIENT ART

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Witches Digest for Tuesday, October 17th

(Part 3, Horoscopes & Daily Divination)

Your Weekly Karmic Forecast: October 15 – 21, 2017

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

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

Weekly Forecast: October 15 – 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Venus in Libra: Cooperative, Loving, Balanced

October 14 – November 7, 2017


 

Your Love Tarot Card of the Day

The Devil


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

Your Erotic Tarot Card of the Day

Strength


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

Psychic Tip of the Day

FLIRTING DAYS

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

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Your Daily Rune for Today

Thurisaz

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

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

Psi: enthusiasm, struggle against unconsciousness, male sexual prowess

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

Mundane: storms, tools, weapons, conflict

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

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

Your Animal Spirit Guide for Today

Crack the Cookie

The Words of Confucius

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

Earth Sky News for October 17: Watch for zodiacal light, or false dawn

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

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

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

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

A Little Humor for Your Day

Signs Your Child Might Be A Witch

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

And that’s all Folks!

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

 

The Witches Digest for Monday, October 16th

(Part 3, Horoscopes & Divination)

When You’re Going Through Hell, Keep Going

How outer planet transits are shaking up your life


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

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

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

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

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

Even hell has an end

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

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

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

What Saturn transits can teach

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

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

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

Uranus can shake you awake

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

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

Neptune transits point to gain through loss

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

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

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

Surrendering to planet Pluto

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

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

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

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

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Your Weekly Love Horoscopes for October 16th

Sarah Bartlett, Astrologer

From the Astrology Room

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

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

 

ARIES

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

 

TAURUS

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

 

GEMINI

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

 

CANCER

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

 

LEO

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

 

VIRGO

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

 

LIBRA

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

 

SCORPIO

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

 

SAGITTARIUS

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

 

CAPRICORN

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

 

AQUARIUS

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

 

PISCES

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

Your Weekly Horoscopes for October 16th

Claire Petulengro, Astrologer

From the Astrology Room

 

ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)

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

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)

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

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)

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

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)

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

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)

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

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)

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

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)

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

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)

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

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)

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

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)

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

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)

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

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)

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

 

Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, October 16th

Aries

Aries
Aries

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

Taurus

Taurus
Taurus

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

Gemini

Gemini
Gemini

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

Cancer

Cancer
Cancer

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

Leo

Leo
Leo

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

Virgo

Virgo
Virgo

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

Libra 

Libra
Libra

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

Scorpio

Scorpio
Scorpio

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

Sagittarius

Sagittarius
Sagittarius

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

Capricorn

Capricorn
Capricorn

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

Aquarius

Aquarius
Aquarius

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

Pisces

PIsces
Pisces

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

 

Courtesy of Astrology Cafe

If You Were Born Today, October 16

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

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

Get A Jump On Tomorrow……

Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, October 17th

Aries

Aries

Aries

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

Taurus

Taurus
Taurus

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

Gemini

Gemini
Gemini

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

Cancer

Cancer
Cancer

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

Leo

Leo
Leo

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

Virgo

Virgo
Virgo

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

Libra 

Libra
Libra

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

Scorpio

Scorpio
Scorpio

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

Sagittarius

Sagittarius
Sagittarius

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

Capricorn

Capricorn
Capricorn

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

Aquarius

Aquarius
Aquarius

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

Pisces

PIsces
Pisces

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

 

Courtesy of Astrology Cafe

Psychic Tip of the Day

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

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Tarot Card of the Day

Seven of Coins


October 16, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

Daily Love Tarot

The Sun

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October 16, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Your Erotic Tarot

The Judgement

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October 16, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Your Daily Rune for October 16, 2017

Mannaz

“Man-az” – Literally: “Mankind”

Esoteric: Humankind, awareness

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

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

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

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

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

Governs:

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

Your Animal Spirit Guide for October 16, 2017

The Falcon

The Wisdom of the Budda

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Little Humor for Your Day

Coven Pecking Order


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

A Little Thought from Me to You…….

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

—2016 livingsky.org

 

 

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

The Witches Digest for Thursday, October 12, Part 3

(Daily Horoscopes & Divination)

Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, October 12

 

Aries

Aries
Aries

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

Taurus

Taurus
Taurus

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

Gemini

Gemini
Gemini

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

Cancer

Cancer
Cancer

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

 

 

LLeoeo

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

Virgo

Virgo
Virgo

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

Libra 

Libra
Libra

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

Scorpio

Scorpio
Scorpio

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

Sagittarius

Sagittarius
Sagittarius

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

Capricorn

Capricorn
Capricorn

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

Aquarius

Aquarius
Aquarius

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

Pisces

PIsces
Pisces

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

 

If You Were Born Today, October 12

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

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

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Your Horoscopes for Friday, October 13th

 

Aries

Aries

Aries

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

Taurus

Taurus
Taurus

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

Gemini

Gemini
Gemini

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

Cancer

Cancer
Cancer

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

 

Leo

Leo
Leo

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

 

Virgo

Virgo
Virgo

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

Libra 

Libra
Libra

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

 

Scorpio

Scorpio
Scorpio

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

Sagittarius

Sagittarius
Sagittarius

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

Capricorn

Capricorn
Capricorn

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

Aquarius

Aquarius
Aquarius

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

Pisces

PIsces
Pisces

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

Your Personal Daily Tarot Card

The Hermit



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

Your Personal Daily Love Tarot Card

The Fool

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

Your Personal Daily Erotic Tarot Card

The Judgement

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

Psychic Tip of the Day

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

 

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Your Daily Rune for Thursday, October 12th

Laguz

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

 

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

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

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

Mundane: water, imagination, occultism, dreams

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

Governs:

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

Your Daily Influences for Thursday, October 12th

 

Tarot Influence

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astrological Influence

Cancer Reversed

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Element Influence

Water Reversed

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Animal Spirit for Today
October 12, 2017

Porcupine

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

Daily Karmic Number

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

Your Daily Charm

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

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

Crack the Cookie

The Wisdom of Buddha

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

You Might be a Redneck Pagan If…

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

If chewing tobacco is considered a sacred herb…..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you have cast a love spell on livestock….

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you smoke Salem cigarettes for the historical significance….

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If your altar cloth is vinyl……

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

If your altar has a spit cup…..

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

If your annointing oil smells like Old Spice…..

If your athame is by Bowie…..

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

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

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

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

If your circle dance is a two-step….

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

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

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

If your craft name starts with “Bubba”……

If your familiar can point quail….

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Well, you might just be a redneck pagan!!

Blue Unicorn, Author

Originally published on Pagan Library

Till tomorrow, my sweets….

Have a very beautiful & blessed day,

Love ya,

Lady A & The WOTC Staff

 

 

Remember for all your magickal needs, think Magickal Necessities!

The Witches Columbus Day Digest for October 9th (Part 3, More Tarot, Runes, Weekly Influences……)

The Witches Columbus Day Digest for October 9th

(Part 3, More Tarot, Runes, Weekly Influences……)

 

Your Love Tarot Card

The Devil

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October 9, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Your Erotic Tarot Card

The Sun

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October 9, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Your Weekly Influences for the Week of October 9, 2017

 

Tarot Influence

The Seven of Wands

Courage will bring victory. Success seems certain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astrological Influence

Capricorn

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Element Influence

Earth Reversed

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Daily Rune for Monday, October 9, 2017

Algiz

(or Elhaz)

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

Energy: protective teaching force, the divine plan, Valkyries

Mundane: protection, safety, spirituality

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

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

 

Your Karmic Number for the Week of October 9, 2017

 

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

 

The Wisdom of Buddha

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

 

Earth Sky News for Monday, October 9: Tonight, find the Andromeda galaxy

Tonight, now that the moon is in a waning gibbous phase and gone from the sky in early evening, find the Andromeda galaxy, the great spiral galaxy next door to our Milky Way. It’s the most distant thing you can see with your eye alone. It’s best seen in the evening at this time of year, assuming you’re in the Northern Hemisphere. Most people find the galaxy by star-hopping from the constellation Cassiopeia, which is a very noticeable M- or W-shaped pattern on the sky’s dome. I learned to find the Andromeda galaxy by star-hopping from the Great Square of Pegasus, to the two graceful streams of stars making up the constellation Andromeda.

Look at the chart at the top of this post. It shows both constellations – Cassiopeia and Andromeda – so you can see the galaxy’s location with respect to both. Notice the star Schedar in Cassiopeia. It’s the constellation’s brightest star, and it points to the galaxy.

Now let’s take a closer look at the other way to find this galaxy:

he large square pattern above is the Great Square in the constellation Pegasus. The constellation Andromeda can be seen as two streams of stars extending from one side of the Square, beginning at the star Alpheratz.

Notice Mirach, then Mu Andromedae. An imaginary line drawn through these two stars points to the Andromeda galaxy.

Just be aware – bright moonlight or city lights can overwhelm the faint glow of this object. The single most important thing you need to see the galaxy is a very dark sky.

What does the galaxy look like to the eye? Assuming you have a dark sky, it appears as a large fuzzy patch – bigger than a full moon in the sky – but vastly fainter and more subtle.

For binocular astronomers: Binoculars, as always, enhance the view. Binoculars are an excellent choice for beginners to observe the Andromeda galaxy, because they are so easy to point. As you stand beneath a dark sky, locate the galaxy with your eye first, then slowly bring the binoculars up to your eyes so that the galaxy comes into binocular view. If that doesn’t work for you, try sweeping the area with your binoculars. Go slowly, and be sure your eyes are dark-adapted. The galaxy will appear as a fuzzy patch to the eye. It’ll appear brighter in binoculars. Can you see that its central region is more concentrated?

With the eye, or with binoculars, or even with a backyard telescope, the Andromeda galaxy won’t look like the image below. But it will be beautiful. It’ll take your breath away.

One of you wrote:

I’ve heard that the Andromeda galaxy will someday collide with our galaxy! Is that still a definite possibility?

Definite possibility describes much of what we know – or think we know – about the universe. As for the Andromeda galaxy and its future collision with our Milky Way – the first attempt to measure the radial velocity of this galaxy (its motion forward or back, along our line of sight) was made in 1912. After that, astronomers believed for some decades that the galaxy was approaching at nearly 200 miles per second (300 km/s), but later astronomers disagreed.

Then in May 2012, NASA astronomers announced they can now predict the time of this collision of titan galaxies with certainty. Remember, though, that the Andromeda Galaxy is 2.2 million light-years away, with a single light-year being almost 10 trillion kilometers. So although it does appear that this galaxy is approaching our Milky Way galaxy … it’s nothing to lose sleep over. When will they collide? According to NASA astronomers in 2012, it’ll be four billion years from now.

Read more: Will the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies collide someday?

Plus when galaxies collide, they don’t exactly destroy each other. Because there’s so much more space than stars in our universe, colliding galaxies pass through each other, like ghosts.

But colliding galaxies do interact. Check out this cool video: Night sky as Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies merge.

Bottom line: The Andromeda galaxy, aka M31, will be visible on dark, moonless evenings from now until the beginning of spring. This post tells you how to use the constellations Cassiopeia and Pegasus to find it. Be sure you’re looking on a moonless night, far from city lights. This galaxy is approaching our Milky Way galaxy, across the vastness of space. Astronomers say that – four billion years from now – our two galaxies will collide.

 

Article published on EarthSky.org

A Little Humor for Your Day

The Twelve Days Of Halloween

 

On the first day of Halloween, my true love gave to me AN OWL IN A DEAD TREE!

On the second day of Halloween, my true love gave to me 2 TRICK-OR-TREATERS; AND AN OWL IN A DEAD TREE!

On the third day of Halloween, my true love gave to me 3 BLACK CATS; 2 TRICK- OR-TREATERS; AND AN OWL IN A DEAD TREE!

On the fourth day of Halloween, my true love gave to me 4 SKELETONS; 3 BLACK CATS; 2 TRICK-OR-TREATERS; AND AN OWL IN A DEAD TREE!

On the fifth day of Halloween, my true love gave to me 5 SCAREY SPOOKS! 4 SKELETONS; 3 BLACK CATS; 2 TRICK-OR-TREATERS; AND AN OWL IN A DEAD TREE!

On the sixth day of Halloween, my true love gave to me 6 GOBLINS GOBBLING; 5 SCAREY SPOOKS! 4 SKELETONS; 3 BLACK CATS; 2 TRICK-OR-TREATERS; AND AN OWL IN A DEAD TREE!

On the seventh day of Halloween, my true love gave to me 7 PUMPKINS GLOWING; 6 GOBLINS GOBBLING; 5 SCAREY SPOOKS! 4 SKELETONS; 3 BLACK CATS; 2 TRICK-OR- TREATERS; AND AN OWL IN A DEAD TREE!

On the eighth day of Halloween, my true love gave to me 8 MONSTERS SHRIEKING; 7 PUMPKINS GLOWING; 6 GOBLINS GOBBLING; 5 SCAREY SPOOKS! 4 SKELETONS; 3 BLACK CATS; 2 TRICK-OR-TREATERS; AND AN OWL IN A DEAD TREE!

On the ninth day of Halloween, my true love gave to me 9 GHOSTS A–BOOING; 8 MONSTERS SHRIEKING; 7 PUMPKINS GLOWING; 6 GOBLINS GOBBLING; 5 SCAREY SPOOKS! 4 SKELETONS; 3 BLACK CATS; 2 TRICK-OR-TREATERS; AND AN OWL IN A DEAD TREE!

On the tenth day of Halloween, my true love gave to me 10 GHOULS A-GROANING; 9 GHOSTS A–BOOING; 8 MONSTERS SHRIEKING; 7 PUMPKINS GLOWING; 6 GOBLINS GOBBLING; 5 SCAREY SPOOKS! 4 SKELETONS; 3 BLACK CATS; 2 TRICK-OR-TREATERS; AND AN OWL IN A DEAD TREE!

On the eleventh day of Halloween, my true love gave to me 11 MASKS A-LEERING; 10 GHOULS A-GROANING; 9 GHOSTS A–BOOING; 8 MONSTERS SHRIEKING; 7 PUMPKINS GLOWING; 6 GOBLINS GOBBLING; 5 SCAREY SPOOKS! 4 SKELETONS; 3 BLACK CATS; 2 TRICK-OR-TREATERS; AND AN OWL IN A DEAD TREE!

On the twelfth day of Halloween, my true love gave to me 12 BATS A-FLYING. 11 MASKS A-LEERING; 10 GHOULS A-GROANING; 9 GHOSTS A–BOOING; 8 MONSTERS SHRIEKING; 7 PUMPKINS GLOWING; 6 GOBLINS GOBBLING; 5 SCAREY SPOOKS! 4 SKELETONS; 3 BLACK CATS; 2 TRICK-OR-TREATERS; AND AN OWL IN A DEAD TREE!

—Author Unknown

 

No wonder it took Columbus so long to discover the New World, he didn’t have a broom!

Till tomorrow, my sweets……

 

 

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

The Witches Digest for Friday, October 6th

(Part 3 – Daily Horoscopes & Divination)

 

Cosmic Weather Horoscopes for October 6th – 11th

by Jane Lyle

From The Astrology Room

Thought for October:

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

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

Friday 6th October – Wednesday 11th October:

An October Storm Warning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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October 2017 Love Horoscope

Opening yourself up

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

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

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, October 6th

Claire Petulengro, Astrologer

From The Astrology Room

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If You Were Born Today, October 6

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

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

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Saturday, October 7th

Claire Petulengro, Astrologer

From The Astrology Room

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tarot Card of the Day

King of Swords


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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Love Tarot Card of the Day

The Wheel of Fortune


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

Erotic Tarot Card of the Day

The Chariot


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

Your Influences for the Weekend of October 6th

Element Influence

Earth Reversed

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astrological Influence

Pisces Reversed

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Element Influence

Earth Reversed

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Daily Rune for October 6th

Nauthiz

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

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

Psi: resistance, need, effort

Energy: necessity, coming forth into being, urgency

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

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

Your Animal Spirit for Today
October 6, 2017

Moose

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

Crack the Cookie

The Wisdom of Buddha

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

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

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

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

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

 

Sylvia asked:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

The Witches Digest for October 4th

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

Your Personal Daily Tarot Card

Judgement



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

Your Daily Love Tarot Card for Today

The Magician

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

Your Past Life Tarot Card for Today

The Star

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

Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today

The Crystal

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

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

Your Daily Rune for Today

Fehu

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

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

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

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

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

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

Governs:

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

Your Karmic Number for Today

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

Crack the Cookie

The Wisdom of Buddha

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

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

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

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

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

Andy wrote:

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

And Paula wrote:

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

More about Sirius: Dog Star and brightest star

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

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

by Jane Lyle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Little Humor for Your Day

The Night Before Crisis

 

Twas the night befor crisis, and all through the house

Not a program was working, not even a browse.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

—Author Unknown

—And that’s all folks!

 

Your Daily Rune for September 2 is Perthro

Your Daily Rune For Sept. 2nd

Perthro

“Per-throw” – Literally: unknown – Esoteric: The Norns, Fate, Lot-Cup

 

Rune of fate and the unmanifest. Rune of probability and the role of luck in the evolutionary process of the all things. Universe at play.

Psi:
co-incidence, living with the unknown, the art and magic of guessing, pattern recognition, prophecy

Energy: evolutionary force, luck, nothingness, the unborn, the unmanifest

Mundane: gambling, random occurrences, guessing

Divinations:
Good omen, knowledge of örlög, fellowship and joy, evolutionary change; or doom*, psychological or emotional addictions, stagnation, loneliness, delusion, fantasy, unknowability.

*Doom is the way in which the uncontrolled aspects of our self conspire in our destiny. It does not necessarily mean death.

Governs:
Perception of the layers of örlög and wyrd
Manipulation of cause and effect
Placing runic forces in the stream of Nornic law
Alteration of probability and dependence on luck
The creation of favorable circumstances
Chance, gambling, divination and the art of guessing

The Witches Digest for Wednesday, August 30 – (Part 2 )

 

The Witches Digest for Wednesday, August 30 – (Part 2 )

Current Moon Phase for August 30th

Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 61%

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

 

PHASE DETAILS FOR – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2017

Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 61%
Moon Age: 8.41 days
Moon Angle: 0.49
Moon Distance: 405,496.02 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,015,399.25 km

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Inspiration for the Week – There Is Never a Time When You Were alone

The Gabriel Message Card for this Week:

There has never been a time when you were alone, no matter how you felt.

As we evolve into true multidimensional beings, there are times when we are feeling empty, disconnected and even abandoned. This can usually mean we are about to take a leap in energy to a greater expression of ourselves. As intriguing as that sounds, it can be profoundly uncomfortable.

We are in a powerful time that is encouraging us to liberate ourselves from our old ways of being. There are shifts in energy occurring within us that are requiring us to have the faith and trust enough to let ourselves expand into new aspects of life, even when they are unknown to us.

These feelings of disconnection are the indicators that we are about to move into a more expanded level of being, just as electricity in a house needs to be shut off in order for new wiring to be put into place.

Finding a place of neutrality and balance within us during times of outward upheaval becomes vitally important to our well-being. If we try to protect ourselves by contracting energetically in the face of challenging frequencies, we can feel as though we are cut off from our Soul and its guidance system. For me, this causes all sorts of old fear patterns to surface.

If I allow myself to run the chaotic energy I see in the world through my energy system, a downward spiral can develop which leaves me feeling overwhelmed and alone. It is in these times that this Gabriel Message just seems to fall out of the set of cards, reminding me of the truth of my existence — that I am always receiving God’s love, that I am never alone, and that my connection to Source energy is only a breath away. It is only when I start to breathe more deeply and slow down that I can actually feel more alignment with my Source energy.

When I feel confusion and sense of disconnection, it’s my clue to surrender to the process of realignment that is going on within me, rather than trying in vain to find the old connections that no longer exist.

We are moving into new levels of consciousness very quickly now. The faster I let go of the old ideas about how I am progressing, the easier it is on my nervous system. No matter how hard I try to box them into old forms, the energy connections are very different in feeling. I am being inspired and guided in new ways that can change moment to moment. It is a powerful opportunity to learn to treat myself with loving-kindness and to trust more.

Everyone is experiencing this opening in their own way, so our ability to stay neutral and balanced in our heart is extremely important.The consciousness of the Earth and all those living upon her is expanding and becoming more filled with Light. Whatever is not in alignment with this expansion is showing up to be transmuted.

The good news is that we are being inspired and guided through this process of expansion by Divine Love, eternally caring for us, always present, offering all that we need to fulfill our Soul’s purpose in every moment. And we are never alone, no matter what we think about it.

Divine Presence,

Thank you for inspiring me in resourceful ways to stay balanced within myself through times of spaciousness, as well as times of upheaval. Help me to remember that there is a Greater Power working within me as I expand to allow the new frequencies of Light to be present within my human form. As I continue to stay in Alignment with my Source energy, help me to stay grounded and gracefully release old patterns that may be surfacing. I offer all that I am, all that I do and all that I say to Divinity working in and through my being, now and always. And so it is.

The Gabriel Messages Book #28

There has never been a time when you were alone, no matter how you felt.

Dear One,

If you only knew how much you are loved and cared for, you would see your life in a different light. There are Angels who have been with you since your birth, and some from before your birth who have been with you for eons of time. These Angels are here to bless you, to protect you, to care for you, and to love you as you walk your earthly journey.

You have only to turn within and you will find us. You have only to look around you, and you will find Angels manifested in different forms everywhere, giving love to you.

Open your mind and heart to receive this love and you will find miracles manifesting in your life. It is this willingness to receive that allows miracles to occur for you.

In your darkest hours we have been there. It is not that the Angels are here to take away your pain or your lessons learned through experience. The Angels are here for you to turn to in those hours of need. We are here to assist you so you will have the courage to go on, and find peace within your heart. You are on this planet to learn and to choose between the darkness and the light. Even if you choose darkness, there are Angels who will neither forsake you nor leave you. However, if you choose darkness you will feel very alone, and life will be a continuous struggle.

If you choose Divine Light, the Angelic voices are raised in magnificent rejoicing and all manner of assistance, seen and unseen, will be there to illuminate your path. Choosing to live in the light can simply mean to turn over your burdens and struggles to a Higher Power, and to ask the Angels to assist you in finding your way to peace, happiness and prosperity. These are the qualities of God in which you are meant to live.

Choosing Light means praying for the Divine Presence to fill you to overflowing with love and peace. It means taking the time to visualize your self-filled and surrounded by light, and even drinking in the Divine Light in order to nourish your heart and soul. Not only will this affect your mental and emotional state, but your physical body will also benefit.

The Angels are God’s messengers. We live in the Light. All the forces of good in the Universe are here to assist you so you too can live in the Light and find peace and happiness within yourself. It is up to you to ask to know this as truth in your life. Open your mind and heart to receive all the love that is here for you right now. Remember your message from Archangel Gabriel for today:

There has never been a time when you were alone, no matter how you felt.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Aries

Aries
Aries

With the Moon and Saturn joining forces this morning, dear Aries, you come back down to earth. This is a great time for learning practical skills that will help you for years to come, so look for the lesson today! Your ideas and advice are well-received. You may feel a little deflated with this Moon-Saturn meet-up, but not for very long, as the Moon in fellow Fire sign, Sagittarius, brings pick-me-up energy to your life, particularly as it’s also harmonizing with Mars and Jupiter. You’re experiencing more faith in a relationship or confidence about relationship choices, and you’re in great shape creatively speaking. The sharing of opinions flows well today. There is building enthusiasm about your future. Tonight, you receive a pleasant jolt of psychic energy as your imagination opens and you have a glimpse of where you want to go.

Taurus

Taurus
Taurus

The big plans of yesterday may need to come down to earth today, dear Taurus, as the Moon has its monthly meet-up with realistic Saturn. Even so, you’re likely to feel quite satisfied with the realism now as you are in a better position to make healthy choices and decisions. You are learning to take more responsibility for your life on the deepest of levels with Saturn in your solar eighth house until December, and kicking bad habits or controlling negative impulses can be part of this. Today, you can find ways to organize or sort your finances or do something productive, mature, and growth-oriented that impresses Saturn! As the day advances, you can become all fired up about an intimate relationship or project — in a good way. You’re ready to take on a challenge and solve a puzzle.

Gemini

Gemini
Gemini

The Moon’s monthly alignment with Saturn occurs this morning, dear Gemini, and others may be reminding you of your responsibilities, or you are taking a relationship quite seriously. While this serious mood can be a little deflating at first, it can feel good to be seeing things clearly. You have a more realistic view of a person or relationship in your life, and this helps you build true confidence — that is, confidence based on the truth. Being there for someone in need can give you a wonderful feeling now. Your willingness to make some personal sacrifices to accommodate others doesn’t go unnoticed. As the day advances, you’re in particularly good shape for harmonizing with others. Creative ideas can come from a collaboration, or you can solve a few problems with someone special.

Cancer

Cancer
Cancer

This is another day for optimism and faith, dear Cancer, but today’s is more grounded and realistic. Life is simpler this way, although the Moon’s alignment with Saturn this morning may feel a little bit sobering at first. Take advantage of this energy for seeing a work project more clearly or for organizing or sorting through areas of your home or work. You can be especially willing to put things in order, resolve problems, and get to the bottom of matters. You might stumble upon information about a program for improving your health. A nice flow of energy is with you for accomplishing your work and fulfilling responsibilities with less effort than usual. This can be a fine time to recognize which daily habits can stand improving and to consider ways to reduce stress.

Leo

Leo
Leo

The morning is excellent for getting something just right along creative or romantic lines, dear Leo. The Moon has its monthly meet-up with Saturn, and this encourages you to be productive, to sort something out, or to get organized. Interactions can be on the serious side, and you might welcome a serious conversation now, or you may be bringing more structure to a creative project or idea. You’re thorough, and this feels good, boosting your confidence. Focus on strengthening your plans and ties now. As the day advances, you’re loosening up and tuning into your intuition. People understand your ideas, perspective, and beliefs, and you’re likely to feel quite rejuvenated.

Virgo

Virgo
Virgo

Today finds you more introspective or retiring than usual, dear Virgo, and you can benefit from some time to yourself away from pressures and in better touch with yourself. Mind you, the Moon aligns with Saturn this morning, pointing to the need to bring more structure and order to your life or simply to your home. This is a great time for sorting out problems. While yesterday may have been a time for big ideas, filling in the details can be satisfying now. You appreciate the realism today. Once your responsibilities are handled, give yourself the chance to recoup and gather strength. Later today, you’ll want to be a little more active and hands-on. You can enjoy original thinking about a financial or family-related matter.

Libra 

Libra
Libra

You can enjoy some reprieve from recent tensions, dear Libra, as well as emotional ups and downs. The Moon has its monthly meet-up with Saturn this morning, and asks you to do the mature thing, sort something out, or fulfill an obligation. This is a reminder that you won’t be able to get much accomplished if you don’t take good care of your mind and spirit. You could feel alone in your decision-making this morning, but once this is out of the way, you learn to be more self-reliant which boosts your confidence in the long run. Alternatively, this can be a time of practical study or application, or of instructive conversations. As the day advances, you feel more innovative and enterprising. It’s a time for sharing your ideas and enjoying the process.

Scorpio

Scorpio
Scorpio

The Moon has its monthly meeting with Saturn today, dear Scorpio, and this morning has a down-to-earth feel as a result. While you’ve been entertaining lofty ideas and expectations, you benefit now from a more realistic approach, or you could thoroughly enjoy fleshing out the details of a plan. Earthy, grounding activities are favored all day, as these things turn your attention to the present, reminding you of the value of what you already have. Good advice about money may be circulating, or you can hash things out with someone and come up with useful strategies for taking care of business. The day becomes more spirited as it advances, although still quieter than most days. Clever ideas for making money or repurposing items and projects can come to you now. You can feel particularly enthusiastic about your work.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius
Sagittarius

The Moon is in your sign all day, dear Sagittarius, and the major theme is your emotions, as they demand your attention! You’re seeking feedback and acknowledgment now. While this transit fires you up, the Moon aligns with Saturn this morning, bringing some soberness to the equation, and you’re coming down from a day of too-high expectations. This doesn’t have to feel like a hangover. In fact, you may relish the idea that you now see things more clearly. It’s a good time to think up plans based on a realistic assessment of what can be done. As well, as the day progresses, you benefit from some supportive Moon aspects that point to satisfying interactions with friends, networks, or groups, and opportunities to share your ideas and learn something useful. This is a fine day to share a little of your expertise.

Capricorn

Capricorn
Capricorn

The Moon spends another day in your solar twelfth house, dear Capricorn, and you tend to want to retreat, escape, or take a break from the demands of everyday life. Even if you’re among others, you may be keeping significant parts of you to yourself. This will change when the Moon moves into your sign early tomorrow, but you’re in need of some extra rest today. The Moon aligns with your ruler, Saturn, this morning, and this can turn your thoughts towards serious matters. Assessing areas of your life that are no longer working for you can be in focus. Efforts to help others can bring intrinsic rewards now. The realism of the morning is grounding, even if it feels a little deflating for a few moments. As the day advances, you feel more purposeful and readily find outlets for expressing your feelings.

Aquarius

Aquarius
Aquarius

You’re ready to put your emotions aside in order to get things done this morning, dear Aquarius. If a project comes under question, try to take it as a challenge. While you may be waiting for others to sense what you want or need, it’s better to express yourself directly or wait until later today when people are more receptive. You can come to a healthy balance between optimism and realism today. Decisions are easier as a result, and so are relationships! People understand boundaries quite intuitively at the moment. Friendships and other casual relationships are in focus. Sharing ideas is fun rather than a lesson in frustration. You can be on the same wavelength as a friend or associate later today. Even with Mercury’s retrograde, there can be a smooth flow in your interactions. You might have begun the day with a larger sense of your responsibilities, but the odds are in your favor for putting something behind you.

Pisces

PIsces
Pisces

You may be feeling more driven or ambitious than usual today, dear Pisces, with the Moon at the top of your solar chart and a strong sense that others are noticing what you’re doing. Your senses are apt to be correct! While you can feel a little guarded, this is a good time to get yourself back on track. You find it easier to take a lesson from recent ups and downs and apply yourself more deliberately. The Moon aligns with Saturn this morning, and you can definitely feel the weight of your duties, or you receive a reminder of what needs to be done. Later today, you’re likely to bring an excellent spirit of enterprise and innovation to your business, public life, leadership, or practical affairs. You can gain meaningful insight into others’ motivations or benefit from developing a strategy for pursuing your goals.

 

Courtesy of Cafe Astrology

 

If You Were Born on Wednesday, August 30th

You are an extremely generous person who will bend over backward to help out a friend or loved one. You are that especially thoughtful person who remembers the “little things” about others. You are also very perceptive and people-aware. A humanitarian, you are sentimental without being sappy. At times, you may have a tendency to micro-manage your family and loved ones, as you seem to worry a lot about your future and your loved ones’ happiness. You may need to be careful with this so that others don’t perceive you as controlling or critical. Moodiness can be a problem for you at times. Learning to detach yourself and take a step back from situations will help you to better succeed in life. Your finances tend to fluctuate more than most. You are attracted to talented and successful people. You may have to deal with restlessness and changeability in your partnerships. Many of you go through many ups and downs in love.

 

Famous people born today: Cameron Diaz, Elizabeth Ashley, Shirley Booth, Mark Strong, Peggy Lipton.

Get A Jump On Tomorrow…..

Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, August 31st

 

Aries

Aries
Aries

Mercury is still retrograde (since August 12th), and today slips back into your sector of romance, creativity, and children, dear Aries. Mercury continues here in retrograde motion until the 5th and then continues in direct motion until the 9th. In the coming week, there can be delays or challenges related to the affairs of this sector, and you may need to redo or revisit past problems. If you’re traveling back over the same ground, be sure to do it differently this time around! Something can be left up in the air, or people from your past may re-emerge. The creative process might feel as if it’s moving backward, when in fact it’s more of a realignment process that you’re experiencing. You are thinking and expressing yourself in different ways. This is a good time to rethink recent decisions and choices. Today, you may be experiencing some reservations about a person, project, or situation – perhaps even a purchase. If you feel the urge to prove yourself, ask yourself if it’s something you truly need to do. While the Moon’s move into your reputation sector this morning serves to temporarily magnify the importance of duties and performance in your life, you’re also in a good position to get some serious work done!

Taurus

Taurus
Taurus

Mercury, still retrograde, slips back into your sector of home and family today, dear Taurus, and this can cast a veil over matters surrounding your domestic or personal life until September 5th when Mercury turns direct. Problems around the home can require your attention, or old dilemmas can resurface. After the 5th, matters unblock and clear up, the information you’ve been waiting for arrives, and thinking about personal and domestic matters clarify. Also today, Venus forms a tense aspect with Saturn, and since Venus is your ruler, you could be feeling excluded or misunderstood. While this is likely to be a rather vague feeling, it can weigh on you if you allow it to. People can be a little detached or withholding, and you may be holding back as well. Do your best to work on problem areas, or to take a step back so that you can look at a relationship or concern objectively. Chances are, the problems can be fixed with a little patience. This is a beautiful time to consider and examine what it is that you truly value.

Gemini

Gemini
Gemini

Retrograde Mercury slips back into your sector of communication today, dear Gemini, after spending the first leg of its retrograde journey in your home and family sector. Mercury will be retrograde for only a week longer, not even, but you’ll likely need to deal with some delays related to schooling, transportation, and communications that cause a few problems or confusion. Be vigilant about marking important dates and appointments on your calendar. You may be looking back at old projects and finding interesting information that helps you in the present. Today, with Venus and Saturn in a minor challenging aspect, you may be seeing a situation in a weak or negative light. Be aware that this aspect can pull up fears or inhibitions to the surface and if others are a little cool or critical with you, it’s likely about self-protectiveness. It’s a good time to take a look at your life with a bit more objectivity. Aim to get in better touch with your needs and desires.

Cancer

Cancer
Cancer

Mercury has been retrograde since August 12th and has been influencing your communications sector, dear Cancer. Today, Mercury moves back into your sector of assets, money, and resources for a short while. This is a time for a review of your finances or budget, and perhaps something lost or misplaced. You may need to rethink recent decisions and choices or wait for final word on a matter. Mercury retrograde periods often have us feeling in limbo, and at this time for you, this could be about money or possessions (material things). Mercury continues its retrograde until September 5th, and then finishes up its transit of this sector of your chart on the 9th. A new perspective on a matter can turn your attention to something you overlooked in the past. Today can be a little tricky on social levels. A disconnect with someone can lead to misunderstandings. You may see things for their flaws more than their benefits today, but this can serve a useful purpose if you use it to fix problems rather than dwell on what’s not working out in your life. With a little patience, you’ll see things more clearly and reasonably.

Leo

Leo
Leo

Retrograde Mercury slips back into your sign today, dear Leo. Mercury turned retrograde on August 12th in the sign of Virgo and is now retreating into your sign. Until September 5th, Mercury remains retrograde in your sign and then finishes its transit of Leo by September 9th. This can be a time for moving back to an old conversation, project, look, or decision and revisiting it. Someone who has been gone or distant can reappear in your life. Communication problems could plague you in little, annoying ways in the coming week. Some personal plans may stall or encounter setbacks, delays, or require reassessment. Take extra time coming to decisions and making commitments for the time being. If it takes you a little longer to come to decisions, so be it! There could be stinginess with feelings or a withholding atmosphere later today, but it has roots in fear and the misdirected desire to feel more in control of our lives. You could feel restricted now, but problems and flaws are magnified in your mind today, and things will look better later. Creatively speaking, your confidence may be lacking. You’ll find the most satisfaction in your work and routines now.

Virgo

Virgo
Virgo

Mercury, moving in retrograde motion, leaves your sign today, dear Virgo, and slips back into the sign of Leo, where it will stay until September 9th, although it will remain retrograde only until September 5th. This turns your thought processes inward, even more so. Some of the decisions made and projects started in the last month can come up for review now. You can be even more mysterious and easily misunderstood! However, you will be out of the spotlight now, and this helps take some pressure off. Decision-making can be difficult in the coming week as you play with different possibilities. Your mind can frequently turn back to the same problem that’s hard to resolve. Also today, when it comes to relationships and social interactions, there can be some disconnects. Calmness and a little detachment will help manage this. Relationships feel slow, and creativity can feel blocked. Use this time to reflect on your needs and the needs of those closest to you, rather than trying to push things forward. Obstacles are sometimes necessary, not only because they can give us pause to think, but also because they help us to see the value of things, and even people!

Libra 

Libra
Libra

Mercury, moving in retrograde motion, slips back into your solar eleventh house today, dear Libra, where Mercury will transit until September 9th (in retrograde motion until September 5th). Some of the seeds you recently planted related to friends or long-term goals are likely to need review or revision. Friendships can be a little trickier to handle now, although they’ll pick up speed after the 5th. Watch for missing information or fuzzy thinking. Returning to past issues with a friend is very possible you’ll need to approach things differently to get different, satisfying results! Today holds some iffy energy related to family and friends. Disconnects in your relationships are possible now as someone is holding back perhaps due to fear of rejection. This is not the best time to lay your heart on the line. If you don’t feel ready to make a decision, you’re probably right to sit on the fence for a while longer.

Scorpio

Scorpio
Scorpio

Retrograde Mercury moves back into your solar tenth house today, dear Scorpio. Mercury will transit here until September 9th, but will be retrograde only until the 5th. This period may bring some confusion to business plans. It’s a good time for review, but not the best period for clear-cut answers and obvious, spelled-out-for-you direction. Reconsider things, but wait it out before making final decisions, if possible. If you’re going over the same old ground, be sure to do so a little differently so that you get better results. Watch that you don’t misrepresent yourself with what you say (or don’t say). Keep in mind that today you are seeing situations and people from a place of fear or worry, which can distort your perceptions. Knowing why you’re doing this can help you keep your perspective. You may feel the need to guard against people who aim to take credit for your ideas or work. Things will look much rosier tomorrow as you let go of inhibitions a little.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius
Sagittarius

Mercury, still retrograde, slips back into your solar ninth house today, dear Sagittarius, and backtracking continues but now in different ways. You may need to review travel or educational plans, or there can be some mix-ups that introduce delays into your life. After Mercury ends its retrograde cycle on September 5th, these things will gradually clear up and straighten out. For now, taking a look back at recent decisions and choices may be particularly useful. New information will emerge later. Check your facts before expressing your opinions too forcefully, as information you receive may not be complete before the 5th. Today, interpersonal communication problems are likely, so be sure that you are very clear, leaving very little up to the imagination. However, it’s also wise to consider that fears or rejection are strongly at work just under the surface of things right now, so others’ emotionally distant behavior may not be a cause for serious concern. There could be pangs of separation or discontent. Try not to stress over actions (or inaction) by those close to you. Recognize that your emotional needs for support are stronger than usual, and not everyone is in sync with this energy.

Capricorn

Capricorn
Capricorn

Mercury is still retrograde – a cycle that began August 12th – but today slips back into the sign of Leo and your solar eighth house, dear Capricorn. You may need to review recently made financial commitments and shared resources, or intimate relationships. Power dynamics can change quite dramatically in a partnership. Try to use a different approach and look at old problems from a new angle or perspective. If they’re re-emerging, then they need to be put to rest another way. Focus less on the details or facts and more on the bigger picture or what it all means for best results whenMercury is retrograde, which it is until September 5th. Also today, there can be delays or withholding, but try to keep your head up. After all, they’re likely to lead to greater appreciation for what you have or to what ends up materializing for you down the road. You may have to forgo a pleasurable activity to fill your duties. This orientation can be useful as you may very well need to pay particular attention to practical matters.

Aquarius

Aquarius
Aquarius

Mercury, still retrograde, slips back into your partnership sector today, dear Aquarius. Mercury has been retrograde since August 12th and will continue this apparent backward motion until September 5th. During this period, you may be returning to old problems or situations surrounding partnership matters, either personal or business. It’s not the time to fence someone (or yourself) in. Give people space and hope that they return the favor. Communications can be muddled up for the time being, but delays can also help you to understand your needs and values more completely. There can be a tendency to see flaws and inadequacies under a magnifying glass today, especially our own! It may be that you need to slow down to get a better or more realistic view of your life. Reflect, be objective about your relationships, and get in better touch with what it is you truly want and value. Also be a little cautious with money until you see things more clearly.

Pisces

PIsces
Pisces

Mercury is still retrograde (since August 12th), dear Pisces, and while Mercury’s been moving through your partnership zone, it today slips back into your work and health sector. This takes some of the scrutiny away from a partnership but could stimulate misunderstandings or the need to backtrack in your job. There may be some delays or returning to old problems related to your health, work, and daily routines. It can be difficult to see all of the facts before you so that schedules can quickly get out of whack, or projects you began in the last month need revision. There may be the need to review, redo, or double check your work. Today, there can be some negative thinking, withdrawal, or emotional distance in your interactions. This is likely not a symptom of a bigger problem but rather a day when we’re more self-protective and cautious with our feelings than usual. Fortunately, you can plug away at your work or the things you need to do, and you can feel good about a job well done.

 

Courtesy of Cafe Astrology

 

Tarot Card of the Day

Seven of Swords


August 30th, 2017

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

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

Part of the Daily Insight Group ©2017

Learn the Tarot: The Strength Card

 

 

General Meaning

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

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

In the Advice Position

Clearly distinguish between your ego and your intuitive self.

The card in the Advice position suggests a course of action which will harmonize what you want with what is currently possible.

The Strength card advises that you assertively discipline yourself and separate self interest from enlightened wisdom. Deliberately identify with your intuition, even if it works against the desires of your willful ego.

Demand and expect the same from others who have some power in this situation. You cannot challenge them to live to a higher standard if you, yourself, have not yet done so. Influence others by setting an example of integrity. Your self-esteem will increase to the degree that you succeed in your efforts.

 

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Daily Love Tarot Card

The Lovers


August 30th, 2017

The Lovers

Today, The Lovers are fickle, promiscuous, or both. Because of that, they live for entanglements. Unless you are cautious, they can pull you in with them. Don’t leave someone if your relationship has encountered a rough patch. Go only if you have tried everything and the relationship still isn’t working for either of you. If you haven’t tried, now is the time to give things another chance for either openness or for closure.

Daily Erotic Tarot Card

The Hanged Man


August 30th, 2017

The Hanged Man

Acceptance is the keyword of the Hanged Man, and with this card showing up it means you’re out of moves, so to speak, which is kind of nice because now the games can stop and you can get down to the real nitty-gritty. Your sexual partners aren’t perfect and neither are you, but you can still have a lot of fun together. The Hanged Man may not be in the best position, but he certainly makes the best of it – and this card urges you to do the same when it comes to your sex life.

Psychic Tip of the Day

August 30th, 2017

LOVE AND TRUST

While your lover’s secrets are safe with you, make sure that trust is given freely, not earned. Will you be loved for who you are or what you have accomplished?

 

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Your Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for Today

Art



Art denotes balance and harmony. The forces behind Art are those that keep us from succumbing to temptation or over-indulgence; steer us away from developing unhealthy addictions or behaviors. The Art driven Spirit avoids extremes, spreads harmony and brings opposing sides together. They find a happy, healthy median between what they want and what they need. Art provides an environment in which most will thrive, and a haven where the injured may heal, reenergize. Through Art success and contentment are found by practicing self-restraint, and using balance to create your own “shelter from the storm.”.

 

Your Daily Rune for Today

Fehu

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Governs:

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

Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today

The Western Dragon

Unlike the beneficent Easter Dragon, The Western Dragon is a symbol of totally unleashed destructive power that is set upon anyone who crosses the Dragon’s path. The Western Dragon also hordes treasures that should rightfully be ours, and whose absence deprives us from being complete. The challenges set before us by the Western Dragon are truly prodigious, because they denote a force whose sole intent is not simply to keep us from moving forward in our lives, but to usurp all that we have previously gained as well. What is even more disturbing about the force behind the Western Dragon is that it may well indicate primal forces in ourselves so powerful that they do in fact turn us into our own worst enemy.

As a daily card, The Western Dragon is a powerful negative force intent upon thwarting your progress. In such a short time frame it is most likely you’re being undermined by an external force–someone who wants what you have gained or gains your are near realizing. While formidable, this bellicose entity does have vulnerabilities. First, there is nothing subtle about the forces represented by The Western Dragon, so the source will be easy for you to identify. Secondly, The Western Dragon represents undisciplined, primal energies that aren’t easy to control, so they are susceptible to logical responses steeped in self control. In short, don’t panic, act deliberately and decisively, and you will weather this storm

 

Your Animal Spirit for Today
August 30, 2017

Fox

Fox medicine represents the ability to blend in. She can change colors to blend with the seasons—becoming almost invisible against a backdrop of snow or foliage. Fox also has an amazing sense of smell that enables her to sniff out dangerous situations. Be like a Fox—street smart and safety savvy—don’t call attention to yourself as today is a day of watch and wait.

Your Charm for Today

Today’s Meaning:
Guests and visitors will come calling. Their visit brings happiness and joy. This aspect will reflect these emotions for weeks after the visit.

General Description:
Crescents were worn by the ancients to safeguard them against witchcraft and danger. From the very early Eastern symbole, horseshoes came to be regarded by the Greeks and Romans as charms against sickness and the plague. In the middle ages horseshoes were used as amulets for witchcraft and even today are looked upon as lucky. When the representation of the hand of strength was worn with the crescent it signified hospitatlity and generosity. Hands of Might are painted on houses in Italy, Syria, Turkey and in the East to protect the buildings from misfortune and the inmates from death. The blue beads were worn to avert the evil eyes.

Crack the Cookie

The Wisdom of the Buddha

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

Your Earth Sky News for Wednesday, August 30 – Closest far-moon of 2017 on August 30

Tonight – August 30, 2017 – the moon is quite close to the planet Saturn on the sky’s dome, and it’s also at or near apogee – the moon’s farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit. The apogee on August 30, 2017, has the distinction of being the closest apogee of 2017, making tonight’s moon the closest far-moon of 2017.

Wait … what? Closest far-moon. Yes, on August 30, 2017, at 11:25 UTC, the moon reaches apogee – its most distant point in its monthly orbit. But this apogee is the closest of the 13 lunar apogees that occur in 2017.

At this month’s closest apogee, the moon lies 404,308 km distant. Contrast this with the farthest apogee of the year on December 19, 2017, when the moon will lie 406,603 km away. The mean apogee distance is 405,504 km.

The moon is also near first quarter phase now. First quarter moon happened the day before this month’s lunar apogee, on August 29. It’s no coincidence that the first quarter moon – and closest far-moon – happen in close vicinity of one another.

In any year, it’s either the first quarter moon or last quarter moon that closely coincides with the year’s closest apogee. Next year, in 2018, the closest apogee of the year (404,144 km) will happen when the last quarter moon and lunar apogee fall within a few hours of each other on April 8, 2018.

Often – but not always – the year’s closest apogee will recur in a period of 14 lunar months (14 successive returns to the same phase). That’s because 14 lunar months is nearly commensurate to 15 returns to apogee.

14 lunar months x 29.53059 days = 413.428 days
15 returns to apogee x 27.55455 days = 413.318 days

This 413-day period is approximately equal to one year, month month and 18 days. And, guess what? Fourteen lunar months lunar after 2018’s closest apogee on April 8, 2018 (404,144 km), the following year’s closest apogee will fall on May 26, 2019 (404,138 km). Then 14 lunar months after the year’s closest apogee on May 26, 2019 (404,138 km), it’ll be the year’s closest apogee on July 12, 2020 (404,199 km).

Today – August 30, 2017 – the lunar apogee distance of 404,308 km presents the closest apogee of the year.

Lunar perigee and apogee calculator

Moon at perigee and apogee: 2001 to 2100

Phases of the moon: 2001 to 2100

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Bottom line: The closest far-moon of 2017 happens on August 30. The year’s closest far-moon often takes place in the month that the quarter moon and apogee most closely align.

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Your Daily Rune for Friday, August 25th is Berkano

Your Rune for Today

Berkano

 

“Burr-can-oh” – Literally: “Birch Goddess” – Esoteric: Birth, Sanctuary

Rune of continued growth and continual rebirth or renewal in all things. The rune of becoming.

Psi: secrecy, silence, safety, mature wisdom, dependence

Energy: container/releaser, female fertility, trees and plantlife

Mundane: motherhood, healing, gardening, child raising, the womb

Divinations: Birth, becoming, life changes, shelter, liberation, sanctuary, secrets; or blurring of consciousness, deceit, sterility, stagnation, conspiracy, insecurity

Governs:
Rebirth in the spirit
Strengthens the power of secrecy
Works of concealment and protection
To contain and hold other powers together
Realization of stillness, the Now-ness of all things
Bringing ideas to fruition in the creative process