Deities Associated with Friday – Frigg The Norse Goddess

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Deities Associated with Friday

Frigg The Norse Goddess

Areas of Influence: Frigg was the Norse Goddess of marriage, childbirth, motherhood, wisdom, household management and weaving and spinning.

She was the Queen of Aesir and the only one permitted to sit on the high seat other than her husband Odin.

This Goddess’s home was Fensalir (Marsh hall) in Asgard. All marshy and boggy ground was sacred to this Goddess.

As Goddess of weaving she was associated with weaving clouds and the threads of fate, known as Wyrd in the Nordic tradition. Despite this and the gift of prophecy she is unable to save her own son from his fate. The Goddess made him invincible to everything other than mistletoe but unfortunately Loki disguised himself and tricked her in to revealing this weakness.

She has more than ten handmaidens who assist her, the most well known of these are Hlin (Goddess of Protection), Gna (a messenger Goddess) and Fulla (a fertility Deity). Some academics have suggested that the attendants represent different faces of this particular Deity.

Barren women would invoke this Goddess and ask her to bless them with children.

Her name means “beloved one.” Other spellings of this Goddesses name include Frea, Fija, Friia, Frig and Friggja.

Origins and Genealogy: She was the daughter of Fjorgynn (the male personification of the earth) and was married to Odin with whom she had two sons, Balder and Hodr.

She was briefly married to Odin’s brother’s Vili and Ve as Odin had been away travelling a long time and was believed to be dead. When he finally returned, the marriage to Odin’s brothers was dissolved and she returned to her husband’s side.

Strengths: A loving mother and home maker.

Weaknesses: Unable to save her son.

Symbolism
Like Freya she wears a ravens clock.

She is associated with constellation the Orion’s Belt which was known as the Frig’s Distaff upon which she winds the threads of fate and weaves the clouds.

Sacred Birds: Ravens, hawks and falcons.

Sacred Plants: Frigg’s grass is a plant was traditionally used as a sedative during birth. Mistletoe is also sacred to her.

Frigg’s Archetype
The Mother
The Mother is a life-giver and the source of nurturing, devotion, patience and unconditional love. The ability to forgive and provide for her children and put them before herself is the essence of a good mother.
In its shadow aspect the Mother can be devouring, abusive and abandoning. The shadow Mother can also make her children feel guilty about becoming independent and leaving her. It is not necessary to be a biological Mother to have this stereotype. It can refer to anyone who has a lifelong pattern of nurturing and devotion to living things.

This Goddess was a devoted mother who was unable to prevent the death of her son. She is also a great domestic Goddess looking after the home.

How to Work With This Archetype
The Mother

You are exhibiting the features of the shadow Mother if you smother your children and are over protective. Encourage independence and allow children to make mistakes but be available to give care and advice when it’s needed.

The other shadow Mother is the one that abandons her children, or is so busy that she has no time for nurturing her young.

 

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Saturday, June 27th

 

 

 

 

Your Daily Horoscopes for Saturday, June 27th

 

Aries 

Aries Horoscope
Aries

You may be experiencing competitive or frustrating energy with family, a lover, or child today, dear Aries. This can happen if you’re expecting too much too soon. Try not to rush things. Some of you could be drawn to some form of recreational risk-taking. Although there may be some tendencies towards impulsiveness with money, you can also be quite motivated to get some work done or to bring money in. There is a nesting urge experienced now, and also a stronger ability to find beauty in things. New ideas for making money or new businesses should be considered, but it’s better to wait for a better time to start anew. Your mood lifts when you feel emotionally stronger and equipped for making changes, and you can tune into this energy quite easily today with the Moon in your solar eighth house.

Taurus

Taurus

There may be some aggravations revolving around personal projects that seem outdated or slow to advance today, dear Taurus, and for some of you, with family and home life and differing opinions on how you should be spending your time. Self-discipline is a little more difficult to access at the moment. Take it easy and consider ways to find a better balance in your life. Also, remind yourself that overhauling a project requires time and some level of patience, as well as creative solutions that are not necessarily going to occur to you immediately, and certainly not if you are in a stressed out state. Positive attention or feedback from others can soothe and smooth your mood today.

Gemini

Gemini

You could be feeling some impatience if it seems that things are not going as you had expected them to, dear Gemini. However, you might want to rethink whether or not your expectations realistically reflect your time and energy. Today is strong for making adjustments such as these, but do watch for hasty decision making. If you find that you have a short attention span today, look for creative solutions and avoid adding more things to your plate. Difficulties or worries about money and/or conflicts with relatives or even neighbors are very possible now, but in the long run could be important catalysts that bring you to quicker resolutions of problems or that clear the air. If you can tame impatience, this can be a strong day for productivity and new insights.

Cancer

Cancer

There is a tendency to overdo or over-reach today, Cancer, and for you, perhaps overspending is part of the picture. Matters and desires might feel pressing or urgent when in fact you would be better off waiting things out. Restlessness may be a problem on some level, but if this can be managed, this can be a strong day for networking, connecting, and enjoying friends, goals, and dreams. People can have solutions for you or can simply be good at calming you. Creatively speaking, you are at a nice peak today and in the next few days, particularly when you can apply creative thinking to practical ideas.

Leo

Leo

You can be feeling a little restless today as there can be a sense that circumstances or people in your life are blocking your progress, dear Leo. If you are not actively pursuing an interest today, you can be a little moody and possibly argumentative. A competitive urge can be stimulated. Seek out creative outlets for excess energy, and try to take part in an activity that allows you to take the initiative. Despite this, there are some very bright spots to the day, particularly through family or your work. Allow yourself to relax enough to absorb, learn, and share, as there can be especially good ideas stimulated by the events and circumstances of these last few days of June.

Virgo

Virgo Symbol/Glyph
Virgo

There can be fluctuating energy levels and moods today, Virgo. You could have a hard time expressing yourself freely, or you might find that something you say is taken the wrong way and you’ve unwittingly caused a problem or controversy. Pushing yourself too hard doesn’t get you further faster, and might even put you into a worse position. However, if you can let go of the sense that you need to compete or push in order to grow, this can be a good time for exploring a new or current interest. A partner or love interest may very well have the right words to soothe you.

Libra

Libra Glyph-Symbol
Libra

There could be some minor frustrations or disagreements with friends today, dear Libra, perhaps as you feel put upon by someone’s demands or by someone crossing normal boundaries. Excess energy is best channeled into something constructive or creative if this can be managed. The Sun is in minor hard angle to Jupiter, making it a little difficult to be moderate, but that is the challenge! If you can get your expectations back down to reality, you’ll find the day very useful for taking care of practical matters, finding solutions to financial problems, or taking steps to make your life a little more secure.

Scorpio

Scorpio Symbol Glyph
Scorpio

There may be some frustration or competitive elements in your dealings with authority figures, bosses, or parents today, dear Scorpio. There might also be tensions revolving around a business project or vision that you want to move faster than it is, but that requires more patience. It would be a good idea to recognize the need to make changes, but it’s also important to have a strong sense of what you can and cannot do. Even so, today can be strong for personal appeal. The Moon continues to transit your sign all day, which can in some ways make emotional needs seem urgent, but there are strong channels for releasing feelings creatively now.

Sagittarius 

Sagittarius Glyph Symbol
Sagittarius

You can experience some restlessness today with the Sun in minor conflict with your ruler, Jupiter, dear Sagittarius. There may be frustrations brewing around different viewpoints, transportation problems, or frustrated travel or educational plans. Even so, any problems cropping up today are likely to be resolved fairly easily with patience and moderation. Pressures to grow or improve can be real, but you can’t do everything all at once, and you’ll be at your best if you recognize this. Try not to rush to a conclusion. There can be great satisfaction found in doing little things that improve mental health and outlook. The Moon’s transit of your privacy sector all day suggests that you may be in need of the kind of emotional refreshment that comes through time alone for reflection.

Capricorn

Capricorn Symbol/Glyph
Capricorn

Tensions today are likely to arise from feeling pressure to move forward too quickly, dear Capricorn. The aspects between the Sun and Jupiter over the course of a year can point to peaks and valleys when it comes to our plans and expectations of/for them. Today’s Sun-Jupiter is one of the valleys – a time to adjust our expectations or work on motivation levels. Look out for your health and well-being by taking things easy. There could be a disagreement revolving around money or the sharing of power. Rise above immature reactions and avoid rushing. Casual friends or networking activities can be super helpful in this respect, providing a nice detox from pressures elsewhere.

Aquarius

Aquarius

You could be dealing with a rather competitive person on the job or a frustrating situation with a partner today, dear Aquarius. You are instinctively sensing the moods of people and the environment around you, and possibly contending with emotionally draining people or situations. Physical sensitivity may also be an issue now. You are more sensitive to whether or not others are recognizing your achievements and contributions today, but there is good energy for support and appreciation. Allow yourself to relax enough to see and feel the encouragement, and focus on taming unrealistic expectations. In all likelihood, there’s no rush, so avoid pressuring yourself. The coming days are strong for making connections – free your energy field as much as possible so that you let others in.

Pisces

Work or scheduled activities can be demanding at times today, dear Pisces. There is a tendency to either overdo and push too hard, or to avoid responsibilities altogether, and neither situation is going to leave you feeling satisfied! If you feel under the weather, it’s likely to do with recent immoderate activity or undue pressure. Frustrations require a positive channel for release, and quite possibly a creative one. Try not to let yourself feel rushed. There can be nice words exchanged that put you in a good mood, however. With the Moon in your adventure sector all day, you have support for letting bygones be bygones, particularly as you focus on bigger and better things.

 

If You Were Born Today, April 24

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If You Were Born Today, April 24

You are a determined person and you intuitively know that with patience, you can accomplish anything you set out to do. You easily earn respect from others around you, due in part to your regal manner. Your family is extremely important to you, and many of your values are quite traditional, which keeps you grounded and responsible. However, you are unafraid of embracing the new, even if you do so slowly. Famous people born today: Shirley MacLaine, Barbara Streisand, Kelly Clarkson.

Your Horoscopes for Friday, February 21

We may be lured into an intense situation today, even if we attempt to avoid the stress of an emotional drama. However, the passionate Scorpio Moon makes it nearly impossible to ignore our feelings for long. Nevertheless, the Moon’s anxious alignments with communicator Mercury and karmic Saturn are unforgiving now; we can’t get away with breaking the rules. Ultimately, we must recognize that following our desires isn’t always a wise thing to do.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You want to charge ahead today as if you know exactly where you’re going and the quickest way to get there. Unfortunately, you might not have a clue. Your enthusiasm can be quite convincing, even to yourself. But in your excitement you could easily miss a crucial piece of the puzzle that’s right in front of your nose. Slow down and you will have a better chance of getting it right the first time around.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Participating in a public disagreement is not your idea of a good time and you will do nearly anything to avoid verbal confrontation. However, someone could push you too far today. It’s even more difficult to sidestep conflict now because you might not see it coming. Nevertheless, if you feel backed into a corner, stand up for yourself; don’t let anyone prevent you from trying to reach your goals.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

You might think you have all the answers today, but putting yourself up on a pedestal won’t garner the support you seek. No one likes it when you get carried away with your superiority, so don’t bother showing off your intellectual finesse. It’s a smarter idea to simply listen to what others are telling you now. It won’t hurt to hear the truth, especially if you can apply what you learn to improve your overall game.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

A relationship issue can become a burden today if a slight difference of opinion heats up into an emotionally charged encounter. One of you may respond with a detached logical argument, which in turn, makes the other person even angrier. No one emerges as a winner if the discussion turns competitive or condescending. Instead of fighting to establish who’s right, take a deep breath and assume that both of you have something important to offer. Your willingness to compromise cultivates common ground.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Normally, you have no problem telling others when they have overstepped their boundaries. Although someone may be overly assertive today, it might take you so long to realize what’s happening that it’s too late to stop it. Understanding your role in letting something go too far is only the first step to improving the situation. Calmly addressing the matter now can put things back in a place that’s acceptable to you. Be kind yet firm while reclaiming your territory.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

It may feel as if the possibility of reaching a goal is slipping away and it’s hard to know which way to turn next. But it’s not just one particular situation that has you confused. Rather, the dissonance between your intellect and emotions seems to permeate everything these days. There’s nowhere in your outer world that offers you the peaceful sanctuary you seek. For now, find solace in your dreams. Things will make more sense tomorrow.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You have a creative strategy for spending your money wisely now, but someone you love might disagree with your plans. Or, perhaps you are internally conflicted because logic tells you one thing while your intuition says something else. But it’s not about choosing one modality over the other. Instead, it’s about honoring both your head and your heart. Thankfully, there’s no need to decide today.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You are ready to voice your opinions today and defend your beliefs. But putting your thoughts into words might be more challenging than you imagine. Ideally, you should be able to just live out your truth rather than having to talk about it. But others want you to share your experiences now, even if you prefer to keep them private. You don’t have to reveal everything all at once. Start slowly and speak from your heart.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Indulging yourself might sound like a good idea today because you are eager for fun and there’s no time like the present moment. However, achieving satisfaction isn’t as simple as it sounds. Circumstances shift throughout the day and befuddle your desire to make your escape. You will be happier once you let go of control and temporarily give up your party plans. Fulfill your obligations before following your bliss.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You could be struggling with two opposing sides of your nature today. On one hand, your long-term goals seem more important than ever and you may get lost in pursuit of them. On the other hand, there’s so much happening in your everyday world that it’s hard to think of anything in the future. Nevertheless, don’t minimize the significance of your dreams. Juggling the here and now with the then and there isn’t always easy, but it’s your most sensible strategy for now.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You have a much better chance of getting what you want now if you don’t share everything that’s on your mind with everyone you meet. Being too expressive of your feelings may frighten away someone special because you can come on stronger than you intend. Underplaying your hand is a wise move today. Things should go your way as long as you exhibit some self-restraint.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Discerning what’s real is tricky because your fantasies are so vivid now that they seep through the filter separating night from day. In fact, you could be so entangled in your own dreams that you accidentally lead yourself down the wrong path. There’s nothing wrong with sinking into the magic of the subconscious world. But remember, you’ll need to make up for lost time and take care of unfinished business when you wake up next week.

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May The Goddess Grant You A Day Full of Blessings & Love, my dear family!

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Great Goddess, Great God
Look down upon your children
And help us to live together in peace
Send us tolerance and understanding
Patience with each other
And with ourselves
Help us to play nice
And to get along despite our differences
Let us tear down the walls that keep us apart
And build bridges that will bring us together.
 
Help us to realize
That we must learn to live as one
On our beautiful planet
Great Goddess, Great God
Let there be peace
And let it begin with me.

So Mote It Be.

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Your Full Moon in Taurus Horoscopes

Full Moon in Taurus Horoscopes

Work hard to create a little comfort for yourself and others

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Finding peace during intense times is a gift of the Full Moon in Taurus on November 17, 2013. This placid lunar placement contrasts with the opposing Sun in extreme Scorpio. Notice what works in your life that doesn’t demand much effort and where comfort and ease can balance out the struggle to stay afloat. Slowing down to smell the roses will remind you of the sweet things and your desirable traits that are often forgotten during difficult circumstances.

 

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Simplifying financial matters can put you on a more solid foundation with this alluring Taurus Full Moon in your 2nd House of Self-Worth. Patience pays big dividends so take your time gathering materials and getting the training needed to raise your economic status. Back away from personal or professional connections with people who are impossible to satisfy and focus on making your happiness a priority.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

This Full Moon in your easygoing sign lands in your 1st House of Personality where it can inspire you to update your appearance. But it’s less about making changes than becoming more comfortable with yourself. Self-acceptance is a key to being attractive to others. It isn’t about being self-indulgence or settling for less; it’s about recognizing your personal resources and doing your best to get the most out of them.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Your curiosity and enthusiasm for life can keep you so busy that sometimes you don’t recognize when you need a rest. This is one of those times. The comfortable Taurus Full Moon lands in your 12th House of Escapes where you will be happier walking alone through a snowy wood than being in the middle of a crowd. Take time out to relax your body and to inspire your soul with nature, imagination and spiritual activities.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

If you’ve been giving too much in groups or to make a friend happy, this Full Moon in Taurus is a sign that it’s time for a change. It falls in your 11th House of Teams where crises with pals or colleagues can overcome your patience. Seek out solid and sane allies who are willing to give you as much support as you need. Solidifying your status as a contributor is meant to make you feel stronger, not wear you out.

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)

This financially aware Taurus Full Moon occurs in your 10th House of Career and is meant to remind you that simplicity can sometimes take you further than trying too hard. Taking care of your public responsibilities with plenty of patience and common sense may not look flashy but will earn you more respect and satisfaction in the long run. Handling basic issues with efficiency could be your key to success now.

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

Getting away from it all sounds like a very logical idea with this easygoing Taurus Full Moon in your 9th House of Travel. Whether you go out of town, connect to a foreign culture, or simply immerse yourself in dreams of the peaceful future, it’s time to set your sights on tomorrow. Simplify your plans and stop fretting about the small stuff. When you find comfort in your body or your mind, just soak it in with a smile.

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

Gaining clarity in relationships is possible with this down to earth Taurus Full Moon in your 8th House of Deep Sharing. Although you could be dealing with a stubborn individual, the purpose of this lunation is for you to get more appreciation from others. Demonstrating your value by staying calm in a crisis and showing common sense in complicated matters will enhance a personal or professional partnership.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

This earthy Taurus Full Moon lands in your 7th House of Partners to open your eyes about relationships. If you’re stuck in an old, familiar pattern, it’s time to make some changes. Whether it’s about altering your approach to the one you’re with or trying to appeal to someone new, don’t try too hard. That’s because the more comfortable and accepting you are of yourself the more desirable you will be to other people.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

This grounded Taurus Full Moon lands in your 6th House of Work and Daily Routines. If you’re bored with what you do, this lunation can push you over the edge and help your realize that it’s time for a change. But if you’re happy with your job, it signals the need to settle down and be more patient. It’s a reminder that going slower and being calmer will get you further than overdoing or pushing too hard.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

Your assignment, dear Capricorn, is to have a good time. This lusty Taurus Full Moon lights up your 5th House of Romance, Creativity and Play. Putting more pleasure into your life by tuning into your senses is a task that you will enjoy. Being more comfortable with yourself and in your body will make you more appealing to others and taking calculated chances to express yourself will enhance your personal and professional lives.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

Bringing peace into your home life is an excellent use of this sensual Taurus Full Moon. It occurs in your domestic 4th house where it can trigger crises on the home front or, ideally, help you clear up family issues and improve your living space. Self-acceptance instead of struggle is a key to creating the gracious and supportive environment you seek.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)

This practical minded Full Moon in earthy Taurus solidifies your thinking and enables you to communicate more effectively. It lands in your chatty 3rd house to add confidence to your words. Sticking to core concepts enables you to focus on critical issues and present your ideas with confidence that makes it easier to gain the trust of others.

Let It Start With Me

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Great Goddess, Great God

Look down upon your children

And help us to live together in peace

Send us tolerance and understanding

Patience with each other

And with ourselves

Help us to play nice

And to get along despite our differences

Let us tear down the walls that keep us apart

And build bridges that will bring us together

Help us to realize

That we must learn to live as one

On our beautiful planet

Great Goddess, Great God

Let there be peace

And let it begin with me.

So Mote It Be

Overview of Your Chinese Horoscope for October 24th

CHINESE ASTROLOGY: YEAR OF THE SNAKE
October 24th
You’ll succeed in reaching some of your objectives thanks to your motivation and your patience. Get a cholesterol level test, as it’s possible that it’s too high and threatens your arteries. You’re likely to have family problems and you may be tyrannical without realizing it. If your children are teenagers, know that they’ll need more autonomy than before. You have a tendency to take your desires

Goddess Grant Me Patience

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Goddess, grant me patience

Help me to have tolerance

For the flaws of others

And my own imperfections

Let me wait calmly

For those things that cannot be rushed

And maintain serenity

In the face of adversity

May my temper be even

And my words kind

As I am a reflection of your grace

So let me be patient

So Mote It Be.

Today's Tarot Card for September 10th is The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man

Tuesday, Sep 10th, 2013

 

 

 

 

Traditionally, the card known as the Hanged Man usually indicates a lack of ability to help oneself through independent action. This energy is arrested and awaiting judgment. With this card, there is no avenue for the will to regain control until the situation has passed.

This represents a good time to be philosophical, to study and meditate upon the position you find yourself in, and form resolutions for the moment you become free again. Only those who possess wisdom, patience and optimism will be able to see through limitations, including possible humiliation, to grasp the inspiring lesson one can gain from such an experience.

Daily Cosmic Calendar for Wednesday, February 20th

Patience is a cosmic virtue — particularly when the Moon is void and you are itching to get going with a significant enterprise. As this day begins, the Moon in Gemini is void until 2:46AM PST when the lunar orb will enter its natural abode of Cancer. It is fine to complete old business under a void-of-course Moon cycle, but wisdom dictates waiting until the lunar shift before activating new or bold plans.  Cancer Moon places an emphasis on family and residential matters. Don’t be surprised if a wave of nostalgia washes over you as the past often comes alive with the Moon in the fourth sign of the zodiac. Rummage through boxes, the attic or basement for memorabilia, old photo albums, and school yearbooks. Clean-up campaigns are back in style. Make the kitchen and bath areas shine again. Allow your culinary talents to tantalize relatives with tasty treats — especially as the Moon forms flowing trines to the Sun (7:05AM PST), Neptune (8:25AM PST), and Chiron (8:43PM PST). The latter aspect opens the gates of healing forces in a prominent manner.  The big event of the day arrives later on when the Sun makes its annual union with Neptune at 3 degrees of Pisces (11:20PM PST). The inner cinematographer awakens as your creative imagination is energized. Be a visionary pioneer in art, photography, film-video work, music or dance. Spiritual studies are a lifeline to the invisible universe and divine consciousness.

The Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, January 15th

The truth is difficult to discern today because our fantasies are encouraged now that the diffusive Pisces Moon dissolves the hard edges between fact and fiction. Reality is altered by our imagination, prompting us to see what we believe. Even if we have regular work scheduled, this is also a fantastic time for artistic, poetic and musical creations. Nevertheless, it’s lovely to dream as long as we don’t totally forget about our responsibilities.

 

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

A stroke of genius is right up your alley today and you love it when you’re able to figure out totally new solutions to problems that have you and your associates stuck. But just because you suddenly see the light, don’t assume you can make everyone else see things from your point of view. Patience is not your strongest suit, but it’s still a sensible practice for now.

 

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

You may get so lost in your own dreams today that you can’t find your way around in the real world. Nevertheless, you have very important tasks to complete and if you don’t meet these obligations now, life will quickly grow more complicated. Get your chores out of the way as fast as possible, and don’t forget to let others know that you need some time alone. After you are accountable for your actions, you can return to exploring your wild imagination with guilt-free abandon.

 

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

You’re not nearly as scattered as others think because you have a plan in place, even if no one knows about it yet. Actually, you may have several options that you’re juggling now, but this complexity is not beyond your natural capability. You can perform with the best of them, but remember that your goal isn’t keeping lots of balls in the air; instead, it’s about being happy. Fortunately, walking away from the distractions might be easier than you realize if you simply make a commitment to do it.

 

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Favorable opportunities arise from the most unusual places now, but this doesn’t make them any less reliable. Emotional interactions with friends or a romantic partner could lead to a conceptual breakthrough in how you reach your goals. Remain open to new possibilities, since your path is about to widen if you just let it happen without worrying so much about the outcome.

 

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Emotions that have you tied in knots may be suddenly released today, as if a magician planned your escape in advance. You could be breathing a sigh of relief from being set free, but you can’t avoid the long-term issues you still face. Instead of running away, accept your current circumstances graciously as you work with determination to transform your life.

 

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

A shady character may let you down today by not following through on promises made, but don’t waste your energy getting too upset about it. You might not have as much control over the actions of others as you prefer and you’ll only make yourself unhappy if you allow your emotions to get the best of you. Manage your time effectively and concentrate on improving your own work instead of trying to change anyone else.

 

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You may be unsure why your day is overtaken by tasks that don’t help you move any closer to your goals. You might be feeling less than ambitious now, so it’s advantageous to just do whatever is expected of you. Even if you have lots of transformational ideas, applying them at work could take more effort than you’re willing to invest. Entertaining fantasies about the future is enough to bring you satisfaction today.

 

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

An unexpected emotional encounter can shock your nervous system today and wake you up from a deep sleep. You may be in a bit of denial about where your life is heading and now you can begin to see things more clearly. Don’t make the big changes yet; just playfully consider each possibility as it floats into your awareness.

 

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

If you are stressed out about making a financial decision, don’t just take the easy way out today. There is more going on now than meets the eye; you’ll be better off if you let the current situation take its course for a while longer, giving you additional time to discern what’s best. Rest assured that your thoughts will grow clearer in the days ahead. Once your confidence returns, you will feel empowered to make the right choice.

 

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You may have to let go of control over your schedule today. One thing after another comes up and you might have to accept that you cannot handle so much chaos at once. Don’t judge yourself too harshly while responding to the demands of the day. Do the best you can and let some of the loose ends stay unraveled until tomorrow when you have sufficient time to handle them all.

 

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Responsibilities at work may conflict with your personal goals, but try not to let that concern you too much at this time. You might not have as much clarity as you want now, so avoid making a decision based upon inaccurate facts or incomplete data. Use this time to explore all of your options, without eliminating any of them. Most of all, be patient with yourself; you’ll figure out what you want within a few days.

 

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You are living in two distinct worlds today. On one hand, you’re quite comfortable floating around in the dreamy fuzziness of your own imagination. On the other hand, you are uncovering more factual information than you know how to manage. Find ways to integrate your feelings with your rational thoughts. When they magically merge, it’s time to swing into heroic action.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, January 7th

Frustration can turn to anger today, unless we express our truth without blaming anyone. The emotionally intense Scorpio Moon dredges up powerful memories, but we struggle to put our feelings into action. We are afraid of losing control now as combative Mars stressfully squares cold Saturn. It seems as if we’re stuck in a holding pattern without being able to progress or retreat, yet a combination of caution and kindness gets us through the day.

 

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

It’s hard to get much started today, especially if you’re worried about the disapproval you might receive from your peers. You may think that you waited too long, but there isn’t anything to be gained by self-criticism now. Be satisfied with whatever you accomplish, even if it’s less than you expected. Thankfully, you should be able to pick up the pace in a day or two once your key planet Mars is free from restrictive Saturn. In the meantime, work off your excess energy with a bit of strenuous physical activity.

 

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Relationship responsibilities continue to slow you down and can consume a lot of your resources today. You want to live up to your obligations, but not necessarily at the expense of your own personal fulfillment. Don’t be overly concerned, even if you can’t see any progress in your current situation. Patience is required now because your goals may seem elusive for a few more days. Nevertheless, positive results are more likely if you channel your restless anxiety into hard work.

 

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

You may need to re-evaluate your current objectives at work because your previous assumptions might prove to be wrong. Instead of being in a hurry to reach your goals, slow down and make sure that all loose ends are tied up before going on to the next step. It’s more important to strengthen your foundation now than it is to expand your reach. A cautious and methodical approach today will prevent unnecessary trouble down the road.

 

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You might feel a bit disheartened today by complications in a relationship, yet you’re hesitant to share what’s really on your mind. Even if someone is trying to exert control over your actions, they cannot change your emotions. Unfortunately, doing what’s expected of you while hiding your feelings could create an undertow of resentment. Honor your own heart now by facing your resistance and telling the truth.

 

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Your efforts on the job may be thwarted now, no matter how hard you work. It’s as if you’re attempting to roll boulders up a steep hill and you wonder if it’s worth all the effort. However, regardless of your lack of results, it’s important that you keep trying since you are setting the stage for greater opportunities to come to fruition in the year ahead.

 

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

If your time is stretched too thin, you may have to cut back on your schedule. But don’t waste energy complaining about how much you have to do or your co-workers might grow annoyed with you. Ironically, it seems like the more effort you put into making things happen now, the more work that’s in front of you. Your best strategy is to shift your focus to another task for a while. You can return to your previous endeavors in a day or two with a fresh perspective.

 

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Your friends and family may not be as supportive now as you wish. Nevertheless, it’s important to realize they are on your side — even if it doesn’t feel that way in the present moment. Instead of trying to convince anyone to help you today, release him or her from your expectations. Then, if someone lends a hand, it will be a generous act of free will instead of originating from of a sense of obligation.

 

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You might feel as if your best intentions are being stymied, and nothing you do fixes the situation today. The current circumstances are a test of your willpower; although you may be angry, losing your temper only makes matters worse. Even if you want to initiate more drastic action, kindly letting others know how you feel without blaming them is a more positive approach. Continue to take the high road instead of trying to even the score. You’ll have a chance to get everything out in the open sooner than you think.

 

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Pay extra careful attention to the clock today or your schedule could fall apart. It may be tempting to walk away from it all, but avoidance is not in your best interest. Plan ahead by first acknowledging that everything could take longer to finish than you expect. Adding extra time between activities allows you to work at a consistent pace without worrying that you’ll lose control of your day. Your determination to stay on point earns the respect you seek.

 

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You might feel a bit lost today as reaching your goals slips out of your grasp. However, don’t write off anything too quickly because the game isn’t over yet. There’s no time to wallow in discouragement now, even if your efforts until now haven’t manifested the desired results. Prematurely admitting failure could stand between you and success. Be persistent and continue to work for what you want; monetary rewards and peer recognition may be just around the next corner.

 

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You may feel as if you must set your needs aside to fulfill responsibilities at work now that expressive Mars in your individualistic sign squares taskmaster Saturn. But instead of reacting by shutting down emotionally, set priorities that honor both your personal and professional goals. Succeeding at work is not an all-or-nothing proposition today, so make a plan that includes some quality time for yourself.

 

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Your dreams may have grown so outrageous that achieving your goals seems unrealistic today. Something has to give because you might not be able to keep up with your own ambitious plans. Remember, if you are reaching too far, it’s smarter to scale back your hopes now than waiting until it’s too late. Establishing priorities based on reality, not fantasy, will help you create a healthy balance in your life.

Your Daily Number for October 1: 9

Your Daily Number:  9

Today brings with it a grand opportunity for healing your mind and body. Get rest, and treat yourself to a massage or some other rejuvenating ‘time out.’ You may have a conversation later in the day that helps you strengthen your bond with another.

Fast Facts

About the Number 9

Theme: Encompassing a love for all, Compassion, Patience, Selfless
Astro Association: Virgo
Tarot Association: Hermit

Why Spells Don’t Always Work

WHY SPELLS DON’T ALWAYS WORK

Spell casting, in and of itself, is not difficult. Generally, it follows an

easy formula with separate and distinct steps. A spell is a procedure to

follow to reach a desired end. It does not require a great deal of money, a

huge compendium of tools, or exotic ingredients to work. It does require

faith in yourself and a connection with deity.

When describing spells to non-magickal people, a witch will often tell them

that a spell is much like a prayer. You are calling upon divinity to assist

you, as in a prayer, but a spell requires more than just pleading to divinity

to help you out of a jam. In a spell YOU are an active ingredient. Your

faith and your knowledge are as important as understanding there is divinity

out there to call upon.

Many of you have already heard of the Witches’ Pyramid, the foundation of our

magickal acts: To Know, To Will, To Dare, and To Be Silent. This pyramid is

the underlying structure of any spell formula.

To Know

Before you can cast a spell, you need to know who you are. Ego aside, you

have to come to terms with who you are, how you operate, and why you do the

things you do.

The second thing you must know is precisely what you want. This is not as

easy as it seems. People rarely sit back and consider what they really want

out of life. Part of this is because they are afraid. They fear they may not

get what they want, and they fear that they will fail. These fears stop us

from knowing.

For example, time and time again people I know have spelled for love. They

have not done the ultimate no-no by targeting a specific person, but they do

something just as bad–they don’t really know what they ultimately want.

When they get what they spelled for, often they are disappointed, because

there is something attached to that new lover they didn’t think of.

Therefore, all spells must be specific.

One of the best ways to begin a working is to write out, in detail, exactly

what you want in one straight line on a piece of paper. Underneath,

phonetically begin to pare each word down. Underneath that line, pare the

words down again. Continue this procedure until only one letter from each

word is left. Interlock the few remaining letters into a sigil. Use this

sigil in whatever magickal application you have chosen to ensure your spell

remains specific.

To Will

Another stumbling block in spell casting is lack of will, whether it is will

power, belief, or conviction. Will depends on how badly you want to make a

change. Do you believe you are capable of making the change, or do you think

it is only wishful thinking? Are you willing to re-program your mind, your

environment, your relationships, in order to bring about the change you

desire? Without will, a spell will fizzle. Is your mind fogged with doubt,

or unnecessary problems that will prevent bringing about the change you say

you want?

One of the best techniques for increasing your will power is the use of

meditation on a daily basis. Once you have learned to relax, use the alpha

state to program the events you wish to come to pass. You should work on

both short-term and long-term goals.

Another technique that is useful in spell casting is to write down why you

wish to manifest something. Let this explanation sit on your altar

overnight, then re-read it. Does it make sense? Is this what you really

want? Does your reasoning still appear firm, or is it full of holes?

Are you patient? Patience has a lot to do with will. Once you have a firm

grip on “will,” you are a third of the way through on accurate spell casting.

To Dare

To dare means you are not inclined to sit around on your laurels. It means

that you are not choosing to procrastinate, rather you are choosing to move

with purpose. To dare indicates that you are no longer afraid of the

outcome, or fear failure. You are confident that you control your own

destiny to the point where you won’t even argue about it, either with someone

else, or yourself.

Although “to dare” doesn’t appear to create a lot of work, it does require

you to make an active decision. This is the next catalyst for your magickal

operation. From here, you will plan the appropriate day, hour, moon phase,

astrological energies, and tools required for working magick, including what

divinity you will choose. To dare can lead to a great deal of work and

preparation.

To Be Silent

Even if you are an adept, you should learn to be quiet about your magickal

operations. There is only one exception, which is when you are working with

a group. If the group mind is actively participating on a project they

should be informed of their success or failure.

In the beginning, you should be silent so that you are not affected by

others’ opinions. Don’t tell them what you are performing magick for, as you

risk failure. Why? Because they can unconsciously affect you with their

disbelief or negativity.

Likewise, once you become proficient at spell casting, don’t announce

it–especially to a novice. No real adept will ever tell a novice that “My

spells always work.” Not only is it rude, it is also untrue. Everyone

fails. Imagine what a novice would think if they knew you lost your job,your

kids are running rampant, and you are deeply in debt. If your spells always

worked, you would not be in such a fix, would you? Foolish words can ruin

your reputation, which in turn, will ruin your own self-confidence.

Therefore, keep your trap shut–this ensures success in your magickal

operations as well as keeping your reputation intact. No one likes a

braggart, and no one considers an egotistical Witch a good leader or cleric.

When Spell’s Fail

Try this chant

Oh God/dess (whoever you worship) I am not worthy of

your perfect grace, nor the magick i find within myself

and within you. I ask now in Just, for i have grown weak

that thou would accompany me in rituals and spells.

Be By my side in this time of need. I do not deserve you

Oh God/dess. but still i ask, for i am only but a mortal

Oh God/dess, Bless me!

Oh God/dess, accompany me!

Oh God/dess, Shine light upon me!

Oh God/dess, grant me wisdom!

Oh God/dess, Grant me Humility!

Oh God/dess, Stay with me!

Oh God/dess, Protect me from evil!

Oh God/dess, I love thee above all things!

Please Oh ancient ones, hear me!

Amen

 

Reference:

Witches Of The Craft at Yuku.com