A Short History and Legends of Chinese Astrology

HISTORY

Aatrology is one of the most anicent of the Chinese philosophies. It is at least 2,000 years old. Originally, astrology was inseparable from astronomy. The two were considered to be one discipline. China has one of the oldest civilizations in the world, and from very early on practitioners of astronomy/astrology were always present as officials of the im[perial court.

In ancient China, astrology was used to reveal what was expected to happen to a nation. It was not until the beginning of the Christian ear that astrology began to be used to give individual readings. By the Tand dynasty (618-907 A. D.), a whole encyclopedia had been written about the art of giving personal astrological readings.

LEGENDS

The origin of the 12 animals signs of the Chinese astrology is unclear. Chinese legend attributes the creation of the signs to the Yellow Emperor in 2637 B. C. The Yellow Emperor is a semimythical figure in Chinese history. Other legends credit Buddha (c. 563 – c. 48B.C.) with the creation of the 12 – animal cycle. Apparently, he invited all the animals to visit him, but, for some reason, only 12 showed up. To Thank them, Buddha gave each animal a year which would be dedicated to that animal alone throughout history. The years were allocated in the order which the animal had arrived.

From The Little Giant Encyclopedia of the Zodiac

This link takes you to Amazon.com where the book I am and will be quoting from is for sale. This book covers both Astrological Zodiac we usually use for astrology readings and also the Chinese Zodiac. There is a section where they explain how using the two signs together can give you an even better idea of your personal astrology readings. The book cover has changed from red with white lettering to a black and gold with red and white lettering. Both books are exactly the same the gold and black is just an updated cover.

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N. H. Today’s Your Birthday Horoscope

June 26 Zodiac Sign Is Cancer

Birthday Horoscope Of People Born On June 26

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See: Famous Celebrities Born On July 26

This Day That Year – June 26 In History

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

June 26 Karka Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)

June 26 Chinese Zodiac GOAT

June 26 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Moon.

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

June 26 Birthday Symbols

The Crab Is The Symbol For The Cancer Zodiac Sign

June 26 Birthday Tarot Card

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

June 26 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

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

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June 26 Lucky Numbers

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

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For June 26 Birthday

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

Lucky Days For June 26 Birthday

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

June 26 Birthstone Pearl

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

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On June 26th

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

From Birthday Horoscope

N. H. Current Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2019

Today the Moon will be in a Waning Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination is growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this phase the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise and can be quite beautiful if you’re willing to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.

Current Planetary Positions
June 26, 2019
08:00 am GMT (3:00 AM CDT)
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:04 Cancer 27
Moon:14 Aries 47
Mercury:29 Cancer 27
Venus:21 Gemini 04
Mars:26 Cancer 25
Jupiter:17 Sagittarius 32 Rx
Saturn:18 Capricorn 11 Rx
Uranus:05 Taurus 45
Neptune:18 Pisces 43 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 20 Rx

True Lunar Node:17 Cancer 43 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:18 Cancer 14 Rx

Chiron:05 Aries 52
Ceres:01 Sagittarius 56 Rx
Pallas:12 Libra 43
Juno:02 Leo 32
Vesta:06 Taurus 43

Eris:24 Aries 16

Fire:6
Earth:4
Air:2
Water:6
Cardinal:11
Fixed:3
Mutable:4

N. H. Current Moon Phase and Planetary Positions 6/25

Current Moon Phase

TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2019
Today the Moon will be in a Third Quarter phase. Sometimes called a Last Quarter Moon, this phase occurs roughly 3 weeks after the New Moon when the earth is three quarter of the way through it’s orbit around the earth. If you live in the northern hemisphere the Moons left side will be illuminated and the right side dark. For thoughts of you in the southern hemisphere it will be the opposite with the right side illuminated. On the day of the Third Quarter phase the Moon will rise around midnight on the eastern horizon and set in the west around noon the next day. In the days following the Third Quarter Phase the Moon’s illumination will decrees each day until the New Moon.

From Today’s Moon

Planetary Positions
June 25, 2019
08:02 am GMT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun: 03 Cancer 30
Moon: 02 Aries 42
Mercury: 28 Cancer 36
Venus: 19 Gemini 51
Mars: 25 Cancer 46
Jupiter: 17 Sagittarius 39 Rx
Saturn: 18 Capricorn 15 Rx
Uranus: 05 Taurus 43
Neptune: 18 Pisces 43 Rx
Pluto: 22 Capricorn 21 Rx
True Lunar Node: 17 Cancer 43
Mean Lunar Node: 18 Cancer 17 Rx
Chiron: 05 Aries 52
Ceres: 02 Sagittarius 04 Rx
Pallas: 12 Libra 34
Juno: 02 Leo 03
Vesta: 06 Taurus 20
Eris: 24 Aries 16
Fire: 6
Earth: 4
Air: 2
Water: 6
Cardinal: 11
Fixed: 3
Mutable: 4

An Introduction to Chinese Astrology

Most of us, especially in the USA, have been to a Chinese restaurant at least once that has placemats showing the twelve signs of their Zodiac. All you have look for is the year you were born. My granddaughter bought me a used book called “The Little Giant Encyclopedia of the Zodiac.” Reading I found out that the date of your birth is just as important to know your Chinese sign as it is to know your tropical zodiac sign. 

The Chinese Zodiac is represented by twelve different animals, that repeat in order throughout a 12-year cycle. This is also how the name of the current year of the Chinese Calendar year. The names of the 12 animals are The Rat, The Ox, The Tiger, The Rabbit, The Dragon, The Snake, The Horse, The Goat, The Monkey, The Rooster, The Dog, and The Pig.

Once you know your zodiac sign then it is time to find out if you are a Yin or a Yang person, this is not based on if you are a male or female when doing a Chinese Zodiac reading it is based on what your animal sign is. Next, you can find out the elemental group you belong to. In China, the elements are Metal, Fire, Wood, Earth, and Water.

I will go into more detail about each of the different aspects of how to do a Chinese zodiac reading. The Next Topic will be the Chinese Zodiac Calendar. 

Here is a hypothetic, simplified reading for Jane Smith: She was born on October 31, 1954

In 1954 the dates for that year started on Feb 3, 1954, and ended on Jan 23, 1955, making Ms. Smith a Horse which is a Yang person and her element is Fire.

As I said, in the beginning, I will go through each part of a Chinese Zodiac reading in its own post.

What Holiday is Today? What Historical Events Happened? On June 22

If you were wondering if today is a holiday somewhere, yes, it is! It always is. Here are today’s holidays:

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Aymara New Year Day holiday Bolivia National Holiday
Architecture Day Germany Observance
Teachers’ Day El salvador Observance
Midsummer Finland National Holiday
Day of Antifascist Struggle Croatia National Holiday
Remembrance Day of Victims of the Great Patriotic War Belarus Observance
Midsummer Day Sweden Public Holiday
National Chocolate Eclair Day Weird
National HVAC Tech Day Weird
National Onion Rings Day Weird

Historical Events on June 22

  • 1774: The Quebec Act is passed by Great Britain. This act establishes the governing rules for the Quebec colony in British North America.
  • 1783: A poisonous cloud arrives in Le Havre, France. This cloud was produced by the eruption of Laki Volcano in Iceland and had been carried by wind currents.
  • 1807: During the Chesapeake Leopard Affair, the American frigate the USS Chesapeake is attacked and boarded by the British warship the HMS Leopard.
  • 1813: During the War of 1812, Laura Secord embarks on a 18.6 mile journey -all on foot – to warn Lieutenant Jame FitzGibbon when she learns of the plans for an American attack on Beaver Dams in Ontario.
  • 1825: Feudalism and seigneurialism is abolished by the British Parliament in British controlled North America.
  • 1870: The United States Congress creates the U.S Department of Justice on this date.
  • 1898: During the Spanish American War, the 5thS Army Corps lands in Cuba.
  • 1918: A train carrying the Hammond Circus crashed near Hammond, Indiana on this date. Almost 130 people are injured and over 85 people are killed.
  • 1942: After capturing Tobruk, Erwin Rommel is promoted to the rank of Field Marshal.
  • 1942: The United States Congress officially adopts the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • 1944: The Servicemen’s Readjustment Act – now known as the G.I. Bill – is signed into law by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • 1945: The Battle of Okinawa concludes.
  • 1978: James W. Christy discovers Charon, Pluto’s satellite, at the U.S Naval Observatory.

Famous Birthdays on June 22

  • American actress Marguerite De La Motte is born in 1902.
  • American criminal John Dillinger is born in 1903.
  • American pilot and author, Anne Morrow Lindbergh is born in 1906.
  • American singer and producer, Alan Osmond is born in 1949.
  • American actress and singer, Meryl Streep is born in 1949.
  • American actress Lindsay Wagner is born in 1949.
  • American politician Elizabeth Warren is born in 1949.
  • American actress Amy Brenneman is born in 1964.
  • American author Dan Brown is born in 1964.
  • French actress Emmanuelle Seigner is born in 1966.

N. H. Horoscopes for June 22 – Your Birthday, Love, Daily

June 22 Zodiac Sign Is Cancer

Birthday Horoscope Of People Born On June 22

JUNE 22 birthday horoscope shows that you are likely insightful, humorous, and generous people. You, additionally, can be talkative but still a hard worker. You are somewhat shy people who have a great imagination. This quality can very well be the reason you enjoy being alone. But your endearing nature makes you the center of attraction.

You do not have to depend on other people to validate your status. However, you are likely to be very friendly and openly expressive. Cancerians can be responsible, practical people who may have great leadership potential.

The June 22 birthday personality traits show that you are certainly determined, but you seem to have difficulty dealing with defeat or change. When put in a position that makes you tense, you may go overboard repeating yourself.

Sound financial status is vital to a Cancer born on this day, who is trying to get ahead in life. According to the June 22nd, birthday characteristics report you may be a little materialistic. You do not mind staying later to work as you are prepared to make necessary sacrifices.

Securing the future will not happen overnight so to work for it, comes naturally to you. When it comes to selling a product you believe in, you are a different person. You use your communicative skills to your advantage, and you are no longer a bashful individual.

The zodiac meaning for June 22 shows that a crab is honest. You may find yourself seeking the love of a lifetime as you want someone to share your birthday‘s with. The person who owns the zodiac sign Cancer knows the value of finding a partner who can handle you temperamental state. You should have a mate who is understanding and accepting of your faults.

The June 22 birthday astrology analysis predicts that you will not forget anniversaries or the first kiss. When choosing a partner, you look beyond what is on the outside and realize that the perfect mate may not be rich or a swimsuit model. The person you love can rest assured that romance is definitely in the air.

Generally, the health conditions of a June 22 Cancer birthday individual are pretty good. You look good, too. Having a lifestyle of fitness and health, you are driven to eat nutritious meals and work out without fear of weather or lack of time. It’s what you live to do. You keep your dates with your health care physician.

June 22 horoscope predicts that those of you born on this day are disciplined when it comes to health. However, you tend to eat more of a certain food than you should. This could be due to your limited palate but expanding your menu could be beneficial. As an addition to your eating habit, you could drink more water. Drinking water flushes your system and improves the way your skin looks.

On another positive note, if today June 22 is your birthday, then you are imaginative people. You can be gentle and bit unrealistic. Overall, Cancer birthday people are characteristically responsible.

Your determination and dedication to a project or person give the appearance that you are almost superhuman. While it’s true you can do anything; you can be naive. The Cancer zodiac birthday June 22 native, tend to do less thinking when exhausted and stressed.

The June 22 birthday astrology predicts that you are likely to be perceptive, comical, and bighearted crabs. You may have some struggles dealing with loss or change.

It is suggested that you should use your communicative skills personally not just like work. The Cancer zodiac sign looks for a love mate who will accept you for who you are, as you know that your mate will not be perfect either. You take care of yourself and enjoy working out.

See: Famous Celebrities Born On July 22

This Day That Year – June 22nd In History

1593 – Christian group conquer the Turks in the Battle of Sisak
1772 – England bans slavery
1925 – Morocco battles Spain and France
1963 – The song “Fingertips” airs; Stevie Wonder’s 13th record release

June 22 Karka Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)

June 22 Chinese Zodiac SHEEP

June 22 Birthday Planet

Mercury that symbolizes excellent communication skills and ability to add two plus two.
The moon that symbolizes empathy, intuition, feelings and caring.

June 22 Birthday Symbols

The Crab Is The Symbol For The Cancer Zodiac Sign

June 22 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Fool. This card stands for an urge to take risks, blind faith and making new beginnings. The Minor Arcana cards are Two of Cups and Queen of Cups.

June 22 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign CancerThis relationship between the two Crabs will be a romantic affair.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Aries: This relationship is an absolute miserable match.

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June 22 Lucky Numbers

Number 1 – This number stands for motivation and the will to be successful.
Number 4 – This is a number that symbolizes order, stability, organization, and patience.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For June 22nd Birthday

White: This is a neutral color that symbolizes purity, perfection, innocence, and abundance.
Silver: This color is an emotional color that symbolizes prestige, mystery, femininity, and intuition.

Lucky Days For June 22nd Birthday

Sunday – This day ruled by Sun and stands for happiness, joy, vigor and a magnetic personality.
Monday – This day ruled by Moon stands for fertility, feelings, intuition, and empathy.

June 22 Birthstone Pearl

Pearl gemstone has a calming effect and is known to be a symbol of good luck.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On June 22nd

A hand-woven sweater for the man and a restored photo for the woman. The June 22 birthday horoscope predicts that you love gifts that are hand-made.

From Sun SIgns

Love Horoscope

Pisces today love horoscope:

Saturday 22nd of June 2019

You could be aware of how your list of perceived improvements to be made to your emotional world or one special connection appears to grow longer. However, this could be shortened considerably by looking inward and checking in with your heart about attitudes, opinions, beliefs that could need updating. Whether you’re pining for someone from your past or clinging to the way something has always been done in your love life, you could find improvements happen easily if you release what you know no longer serves your heart’s needs.

Capricorn today love horoscope:

Saturday 22nd of June 2019

A matter of principle could create an obstacle or tension in your emotional world or a special connection. Whether this involves a situation that you don’t want to be caught in the middle of or the way a loved one sees your loyalty as divided, you could be prepared to stand your ground. Someone close could focus too intently on making their point and fail to see how you’re making a concerted effort to maintain harmony in more than one way. Stick to your guns, and this will become clear when the tense climate subsides.

Sagittarius today love horoscope:

Saturday 22nd of June 2019

Although it may go against your independent nature, there could be more than one benefit to seeking advice from a lover or potential partner in some way know. The answer you receive could help you to see a particular matter from a different perspective. The object of your affections knows that you want an honest answer, and not only do you look set to receive one, but you could also be given something inspiring to consider at the same time.

Scorpio today love horoscope:

Saturday 22nd of June 2019

You could be so fixated on determining what a certain person thinks or feels that you overlook the benefits of looking inward to be clear about your own feelings. Chances are, if you’re uncertain about what you feel or where you stand, then that vibe could be received by a lover or someone who wants to be closer to you. Taking time to make an honest assessment of what you feel and want in your emotional world or a special connection could be beneficial in more ways than one.

Libra today love horoscope:

Saturday 22nd of June 2019

If you sense an absence or something missing from your emotional world or a special connection, then try not to be in too much of a rush to find or replace it. Your current love life circumstances could involve releasing something, even if it’s emotional baggage, to make space for something else. Rather than assess intently or try to get to the crux of what has changed, allow circumstances to unfold in their own way. Being more reactive than proactive serves you well with affairs of the heart at this time.

Virgo today love horoscope:

Saturday 22nd of June 2019

You could deal with unfamiliar feelings or emotions but don’t let these create a false sense of insecurity where matters of the heart are concerned. There can be benefits to showing restraint or taking a step back to ensure that you don’t take a big risk too soon. Your instincts are your best guide regarding how to dial back impulsiveness now. The more integral you can be to creating harmony between you and a certain person, the sooner a confusing issue will become clearer.

Leo today love horoscope:

Saturday 22nd of June 2019

If you believed that a monumental issue needs to be faced and resolved in your love life, then you could be surprised at how easily or swiftly this is done. One minute you could prime yourself for a difficult or awkward conversation, and the next minute, you’re aware of how able you are to put a tense or upsetting episode behind you. The knock-on effect this can have on your confidence can encourage a new and deeper level of trust between you and a certain person, too.

Cancer today love horoscope:

Saturday 22nd of June 2019

You could spend considerable time weighing up the pros and cons of revealing what’s on your mind or in your heart. Even if you decide to delay a discussion, you know it’s only a matter of time before it will be had. You also know that you will struggle to keep whatever it is you intend to say or convey bottled up indefinitely. Get a lover’s undivided attention and start at the very beginning. You could be surprised and feel reassured at how your words flow effortlessly.

Gemini today love horoscope:

Saturday 22nd of June 2019

Whether a loved one catches you at a bad time or in a bad mood, your response or reaction could be less than pleasant. Don’t get caught in the trap of releasing frustrations you may experience in other areas of your world on an unsuspecting lover. If it happens, then be prepared to apply your way with words to issue a heartfelt apology. Your paramour could be very understanding and supportive of your situation, but only to a point.

Taurus today love horoscope:

Saturday 22nd of June 2019

If there is one area of life where restraint is known to dilute or kill magic, it’s affairs of the heart. However, there are benefits to you now of applying self-discipline in some way. One area this could relate to is your finances, and getting carried away in the name of love could result in you spending more than you intended. It’s possible to get too much of a good thing right now. Remember the saying about everything in moderation.

Aries today love horoscope:

Saturday 22nd of June 2019

Wanting to have a particular conversation or discussion with a loved one is one thing, but to benefit from this, you’ll need to go beyond superficial chitchat. If you intend to be open and upfront with the object of your affections, then it’s only fair to allow them to do the same. Refusing to dance around a certain issue or address the proverbial elephant in the room doesn’t help either of you. With the right levels of sensitivity, the truth can be brought into the open and discussed -calmly and maturely.

Aquarius today love horoscope:

Saturday 22nd of June 2019

Your spontaneous side doesn’t just call out to you at this time, it shouts. Its message could instill or revive passion within you to take a bold step in the name of love and possibly hang one or two consequences in the process. This is spontaneity of the sexy and fun variety, rather than anything reckless or thoughtless. A lover or a potential partner could be thrilled to discover how they fit in with a spontaneous, passionate plan you may be conjuring, too.

From Love Horoscope

Daily Horoscope

Moon Alert

From midnight to 10:30 AM EDT today (midnight to 7:30 AM PDT) avoid shopping or important decisions. After that, it’s “all clear.” The Moon is in Pisces.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Because you prefer to be a bit low key today, you might want to work alone or behind the scenes. Perhaps you will enjoy cocooning at home? Family discussions as well as home repairs might absorb your attention. (“It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.”)

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today you might enjoy a warm, heart-to-heart discussion with a friend, probably a female. Take time out of your busy, fast-paced schedule to do this because it could be a rewarding experience for you. Why not share your hopes and dreams for the future with someone?

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

For some reason, personal details about your private life seem to be public today. This might mean that you have to do some damage control. Or perhaps you’re having your Andy Warhol 15-minutes of fame? Be aware of what you say and do.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Shake up your routine today and do something different because down deep, you want some adventure. If nothing else, go some place you’ve never been before. Have coffee in a different part of town. Talk to people from different backgrounds to learn something new.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

On the whole, you’re playing things low key right now. Today in particular, you might be involved with banking matters or something to do with shared property, wills and inheritances. You want to take care of red-tape stuff so that it’s done. Whew!

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today you might have to go more than halfway when dealing with someone else, and this requires humility and generosity on your part. But it’s really not a big deal, and it certainly something that you can do. Reach out to someone and see what happens.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Don’t worry if you have to put the interests of someone else before your own today because it’s temporary. And it’s not even a big deal, is it? Incidentally, you are high viz. now so people will notice your generosity to others. (It never hurts to have good PR.)

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

It’s Saturday and you want to play! Set aside some time today just for you to enjoy yourself. You might also enjoy playful activities with kids, or perhaps a romantic get-together with someone? Sports events, the arts and fun travel will all appeal.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today you will appreciate it if you can get a little time to cocoon at home and relax among familiar surroundings. You might be involved in conversation with a female family member. Things will go smoothly because fair Venus is opposite your sign.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

In discussion with others today, you want to have a genuine, real conversation. You don’t want to waste time with superficial chitchat. Since this is a case, start right in state what you want to know. Give up some information first. (“I’ll show you mine if you show me yours.”)

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Today you will give thought to money, cash flow and your possessions. You might have to defend yourself in an area where you really have nothing at stake. It’s moments like this that make you really wonder, isn’t it?

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today the Moon is in your sign, which always makes you feel a bit more emotional than usual. It only happens for two days every month; however, it can also make you a bit luckier than all the other 11 signs. (Not too shabby.)

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Meryl Streep (1949) shares your birthday today. You are talented in your field. You are also a dedicated perfectionist. This is a year of teaching and learning. You might learn something profound that sets you in a new direction that is crucial for your success next year. Start to explore meditation, yoga or any discipline that will help you to get a better understanding of who you are.

From Georgia Nicols

S. H. Horoscopes for June 22 Today’s Your Birthday, Love, Daily

June 22 Zodiac Sign Is Cancer

Birthday Horoscope Of People Born On June 22

JUNE 22 birthday horoscope shows that you are likely insightful, humorous, and generous people. You, additionally, can be talkative but still a hard worker. You are somewhat shy people who have a great imagination. This quality can very well be the reason you enjoy being alone. But your endearing nature makes you the center of attraction.

You do not have to depend on other people to validate your status. However, you are likely to be very friendly and openly expressive. Cancerians can be responsible, practical people who may have great leadership potential.

The June 22 birthday personality traits show that you are certainly determined, but you seem to have difficulty dealing with defeat or change. When put in a position that makes you tense, you may go overboard repeating yourself.

Sound financial status is vital to a Cancer born on this day, who is trying to get ahead in life. According to the June 22nd, birthday characteristics report you may be a little materialistic. You do not mind staying later to work as you are prepared to make necessary sacrifices.

Securing the future will not happen overnight so to work for it, comes naturally to you. When it comes to selling a product you believe in, you are a different person. You use your communicative skills to your advantage, and you are no longer a bashful individual.

The zodiac meaning for June 22 shows that a crab is honest. You may find yourself seeking the love of a lifetime as you want someone to share your birthday‘s with. The person who owns the zodiac sign Cancer knows the value of finding a partner who can handle you temperamental state. You should have a mate who is understanding and accepting of your faults.

The June 22 birthday astrology analysis predicts that you will not forget anniversaries or the first kiss. When choosing a partner, you look beyond what is on the outside and realize that the perfect mate may not be rich or a swimsuit model. The person you love can rest assured that romance is definitely in the air.

Generally, the health conditions of a June 22 Cancer birthday individual are pretty good. You look good, too. Having a lifestyle of fitness and health, you are driven to eat nutritious meals and work out without fear of weather or lack of time. It’s what you live to do. You keep your dates with your health care physician.

June 22 horoscope predicts that those of you born on this day are disciplined when it comes to health. However, you tend to eat more of a certain food than you should. This could be due to your limited palate but expanding your menu could be beneficial. As an addition to your eating habit, you could drink more water. Drinking water flushes your system and improves the way your skin looks.

On another positive note, if today June 22 is your birthday, then you are imaginative people. You can be gentle and bit unrealistic. Overall, Cancer birthday people are characteristically responsible.

Your determination and dedication to a project or person give the appearance that you are almost superhuman. While it’s true you can do anything; you can be naive. The Cancer zodiac birthday June 22 native, tend to do less thinking when exhausted and stressed.

The June 22 birthday astrology predicts that you are likely to be perceptive, comical, and bighearted crabs. You may have some struggles dealing with loss or change.

It is suggested that you should use your communicative skills personally not just like work. The Cancer zodiac sign looks for a love mate who will accept you for who you are, as you know that your mate will not be perfect either. You take care of yourself and enjoy working out.

See: Famous Celebrities Born On July 22

This Day That Year – June 22nd In History

1593 – Christian group conquer the Turks in the Battle of Sisak
1772 – England bans slavery
1925 – Morocco battles Spain and France
1963 – The song “Fingertips” airs; Stevie Wonder’s 13th record release

June 22 Karka Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)

June 22 Chinese Zodiac SHEEP

June 22 Birthday Planet

Mercury that symbolizes excellent communication skills and ability to add two plus two.
The moon that symbolizes empathy, intuition, feelings and caring.

June 22 Birthday Symbols

The Crab Is The Symbol For The Cancer Zodiac Sign

June 22 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Fool. This card stands for an urge to take risks, blind faith and making new beginnings. The Minor Arcana cards are Two of Cups and Queen of Cups.

June 22 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign CancerThis relationship between the two Crabs will be a romantic affair.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Aries: This relationship is an absolute miserable match.

See Also:

June 22 Lucky Numbers

Number 1 – This number stands for motivation and the will to be successful.
Number 4 – This is a number that symbolizes order, stability, organization, and patience.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For June 22nd Birthday

White: This is a neutral color that symbolizes purity, perfection, innocence, and abundance.
Silver: This color is an emotional color that symbolizes prestige, mystery, femininity, and intuition.

Lucky Days For June 22nd Birthday

Sunday – This day ruled by Sun and stands for happiness, joy, vigor and a magnetic personality.
Monday – This day ruled by Moon stands for fertility, feelings, intuition, and empathy.

June 22 Birthstone Pearl

Pearl gemstone has a calming effect and is known to be a symbol of good luck.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On June 22nd

A hand-woven sweater for the man and a restored photo for the woman. The June 22 birthday horoscope predicts that you love gifts that are hand-made.

From Sun SIgns

Love Horoscope

Pisces today love horoscope:

Saturday 22nd of June 2019

You could be aware of how your list of perceived improvements to be made to your emotional world or one special connection appears to grow longer. However, this could be shortened considerably by looking inward and checking in with your heart about attitudes, opinions, beliefs that could need updating. Whether you’re pining for someone from your past or clinging to the way something has always been done in your love life, you could find improvements happen easily if you release what you know no longer serves your heart’s needs.

Capricorn today love horoscope:

Saturday 22nd of June 2019

A matter of principle could create an obstacle or tension in your emotional world or a special connection. Whether this involves a situation that you don’t want to be caught in the middle of or the way a loved one sees your loyalty as divided, you could be prepared to stand your ground. Someone close could focus too intently on making their point and fail to see how you’re making a concerted effort to maintain harmony in more than one way. Stick to your guns, and this will become clear when the tense climate subsides.

Sagittarius today love horoscope:

Saturday 22nd of June 2019

Although it may go against your independent nature, there could be more than one benefit to seeking advice from a lover or potential partner in some way know. The answer you receive could help you to see a particular matter from a different perspective. The object of your affections knows that you want an honest answer, and not only do you look set to receive one, but you could also be given something inspiring to consider at the same time.

Scorpio today love horoscope:

Saturday 22nd of June 2019

You could be so fixated on determining what a certain person thinks or feels that you overlook the benefits of looking inward to be clear about your own feelings. Chances are, if you’re uncertain about what you feel or where you stand, then that vibe could be received by a lover or someone who wants to be closer to you. Taking time to make an honest assessment of what you feel and want in your emotional world or a special connection could be beneficial in more ways than one.

Libra today love horoscope:

Saturday 22nd of June 2019

If you sense an absence or something missing from your emotional world or a special connection, then try not to be in too much of a rush to find or replace it. Your current love life circumstances could involve releasing something, even if it’s emotional baggage, to make space for something else. Rather than assess intently or try to get to the crux of what has changed, allow circumstances to unfold in their own way. Being more reactive than proactive serves you well with affairs of the heart at this time.

Virgo today love horoscope:

Saturday 22nd of June 2019

You could deal with unfamiliar feelings or emotions but don’t let these create a false sense of insecurity where matters of the heart are concerned. There can be benefits to showing restraint or taking a step back to ensure that you don’t take a big risk too soon. Your instincts are your best guide regarding how to dial back impulsiveness now. The more integral you can be to creating harmony between you and a certain person, the sooner a confusing issue will become clearer.

Leo today love horoscope:

Saturday 22nd of June 2019

If you believed that a monumental issue needs to be faced and resolved in your love life, then you could be surprised at how easily or swiftly this is done. One minute you could prime yourself for a difficult or awkward conversation, and the next minute, you’re aware of how able you are to put a tense or upsetting episode behind you. The knock-on effect this can have on your confidence can encourage a new and deeper level of trust between you and a certain person, too.

Cancer today love horoscope:

Saturday 22nd of June 2019

You could spend considerable time weighing up the pros and cons of revealing what’s on your mind or in your heart. Even if you decide to delay a discussion, you know it’s only a matter of time before it will be had. You also know that you will struggle to keep whatever it is you intend to say or convey bottled up indefinitely. Get a lover’s undivided attention and start at the very beginning. You could be surprised and feel reassured at how your words flow effortlessly.

Gemini today love horoscope:

Saturday 22nd of June 2019

Whether a loved one catches you at a bad time or in a bad mood, your response or reaction could be less than pleasant. Don’t get caught in the trap of releasing frustrations you may experience in other areas of your world on an unsuspecting lover. If it happens, then be prepared to apply your way with words to issue a heartfelt apology. Your paramour could be very understanding and supportive of your situation, but only to a point.

Taurus today love horoscope:

Saturday 22nd of June 2019

If there is one area of life where restraint is known to dilute or kill magic, it’s affairs of the heart. However, there are benefits to you now of applying self-discipline in some way. One area this could relate to is your finances, and getting carried away in the name of love could result in you spending more than you intended. It’s possible to get too much of a good thing right now. Remember the saying about everything in moderation.

Aries today love horoscope:

Saturday 22nd of June 2019

Wanting to have a particular conversation or discussion with a loved one is one thing, but to benefit from this, you’ll need to go beyond superficial chitchat. If you intend to be open and upfront with the object of your affections, then it’s only fair to allow them to do the same. Refusing to dance around a certain issue or address the proverbial elephant in the room doesn’t help either of you. With the right levels of sensitivity, the truth can be brought into the open and discussed -calmly and maturely.

Aquarius today love horoscope:

Saturday 22nd of June 2019

Your spontaneous side doesn’t just call out to you at this time, it shouts. Its message could instill or revive passion within you to take a bold step in the name of love and possibly hang one or two consequences in the process. This is spontaneity of the sexy and fun variety, rather than anything reckless or thoughtless. A lover or a potential partner could be thrilled to discover how they fit in with a spontaneous, passionate plan you may be conjuring, too.

From Love Horoscope

Daily Horoscope

Moon Alert

From midnight to 10:30 AM EDT today (midnight to 7:30 AM PDT) avoid shopping or important decisions. After that, it’s “all clear.” The Moon is in Pisces.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Because you prefer to be a bit low key today, you might want to work alone or behind the scenes. Perhaps you will enjoy cocooning at home? Family discussions as well as home repairs might absorb your attention. (“It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.”)

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today you might enjoy a warm, heart-to-heart discussion with a friend, probably a female. Take time out of your busy, fast-paced schedule to do this because it could be a rewarding experience for you. Why not share your hopes and dreams for the future with someone?

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

For some reason, personal details about your private life seem to be public today. This might mean that you have to do some damage control. Or perhaps you’re having your Andy Warhol 15-minutes of fame? Be aware of what you say and do.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Shake up your routine today and do something different because down deep, you want some adventure. If nothing else, go some place you’ve never been before. Have coffee in a different part of town. Talk to people from different backgrounds to learn something new.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

On the whole, you’re playing things low key right now. Today in particular, you might be involved with banking matters or something to do with shared property, wills and inheritances. You want to take care of red-tape stuff so that it’s done. Whew!

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today you might have to go more than halfway when dealing with someone else, and this requires humility and generosity on your part. But it’s really not a big deal, and it certainly something that you can do. Reach out to someone and see what happens.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Don’t worry if you have to put the interests of someone else before your own today because it’s temporary. And it’s not even a big deal, is it? Incidentally, you are high viz. now so people will notice your generosity to others. (It never hurts to have good PR.)

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

It’s Saturday and you want to play! Set aside some time today just for you to enjoy yourself. You might also enjoy playful activities with kids, or perhaps a romantic get-together with someone? Sports events, the arts and fun travel will all appeal.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today you will appreciate it if you can get a little time to cocoon at home and relax among familiar surroundings. You might be involved in conversation with a female family member. Things will go smoothly because fair Venus is opposite your sign.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

In discussion with others today, you want to have a genuine, real conversation. You don’t want to waste time with superficial chitchat. Since this is a case, start right in state what you want to know. Give up some information first. (“I’ll show you mine if you show me yours.”)

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Today you will give thought to money, cash flow and your possessions. You might have to defend yourself in an area where you really have nothing at stake. It’s moments like this that make you really wonder, isn’t it?

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today the Moon is in your sign, which always makes you feel a bit more emotional than usual. It only happens for two days every month; however, it can also make you a bit luckier than all the other 11 signs. (Not too shabby.)

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Meryl Streep (1949) shares your birthday today. You are talented in your field. You are also a dedicated perfectionist. This is a year of teaching and learning. You might learn something profound that sets you in a new direction that is crucial for your success next year. Start to explore meditation, yoga or any discipline that will help you to get a better understanding of who you are.

From Georgia Nicols

N. H. The Return of the Sun King (A Litha Fairy Story) Plus a Coloring Page

Once upon a time, there was great sorrow among the fairy folk. Something had happened to the Fairy Queen, Titania. She had fallen asleep and would not wake up.

The winter had come, terribly cold and full of ice and snow. In the fairy wood, no fires were burning. The seed babies were safely tucked in their beds, deep under Mother Earth’s coverlet of leaves and moss. The gnomes and dwarves were working deep underground. The water sprites waited under their ice roof, which covered the crystal lake and bubbling brook.

Most of the fairy folk, those who tend the flower children in meadows and forests, were left to wander through the winter, seeking warmth and shelter. They sought these in the homes of mortals, hoping to rest beside the fires both in castle and in hovels. Where ever fairy stories were being told at night or where ever Christmas candles were burning, there they were allowed to rest awhile.

This winter, the Fairy Queen and her troupe had been wandering and wandering. The snow blew in great swirling clouds and Old King Winter laughed and crackled. Jack Frost had a jolly time pinching their noses and toes. Worst of all and sad to say, there were not enough resting places for the fairy troupe. Most of the stone castles were dark and deserted and had been so a long time. The houses, great or small, where real fairy stories were still being told were few and far between. And the Christmas Candles burned in but a few windows.

One very dark night, after Yuletide, but long before Spring was due, the Fairy Queen began to grow very sleepy, as mortals do
when they begin to freeze. Not being a mortal, she could not die but she could not wake up either. All of the fairies tried to wake her up. They danced and fluttered around her and sang songs as loudly as they dared. At last, with the help of two white snow-hares they managed to bring the Queen back to the stone circle, which is their palace and dancing place. Without their Queen, the fairies were entirely without direction and purpose. Many also fell asleep and the ones who stayed awake were mournful and very miserable.

Lady Spring finally came back from her palace in the South. She chased old King Winter back to his ice palace in the frozen north. The ice melted and gentle rains fell. Seed babies began to awaken and the first flower children appeared. The fairies grew hopeful and hurried to bring Lady Spring to the bed of her sleeping sister. Lady Spring took Titania’s hands and breathed the promise of Spring over her. She sang her magic song of roses and butterflies, of newborn lambs and nightingales. Titania’s cheeks grew rosier and she seemed to breathe more fully than before. But alas! Her eyes would not open, nor would she speak!

Lady Spring grew sorrowful and this brought a tremendous Spring storm. She had to dry her eyes quickly so as not to bring on a flood. She took leave of Titania’s attendants, saying, “I must continue on to waken all of the seed babies. Guard your Queen well and wait for Summer.”

The fairies promised to do their best, but in truth, the seed babies and flower children were not taken care of as well as they should have been.

Day by day, the fairies could see the ascent of the Sun King on his fiery steed. He was still far away, just over the horizon. Little by little he came closer and the day began to grow longer than the night. Finally, it was Midsummer’s Eve and the Sun King reached the pinnacle of the sky. He was riding very high over the palace of the Fairy Queen. The fairies shouted and clamored, pranced and danced, trying to catch the Sun King’s attention. He was too high up to hear them, but he soon noticed that the Fairy Queen had not come to greet him on this, their meeting day.

The Sun King turned his steed toward the Earth and came as close as he could without harm. Of course, everything grew tremendously hot and the flower children took refuge under the broad leaved trees and bushes.

Still, Titania did not wake up. Here hands and feet were still icy, although her hair shone golden in the brilliant light. Then the Sun King took off his mantle of fire and climbed down from his sky horse. Without the fire mantle, he would not scorch anything or anyone. Still, he was almost too bright to look at! He came to the Fairy Queen’s couch and he bent down and kissed her. He took her hands in his and felt them grow warmer and warmer. She opened her eyes and drew a long breath. She arose with all of her sleeping companions.

What rejoicing there was! Such a shouting and singing! Each fairy nurse ran to find her poor neglected flower child.

Titania thanked the Sun King for bringing her back to life. She told him how dark and cold the winter had been. She wondered what to do the next time King Winter’s might was stronger than human love and light.

“Do not fear,” said the Sun King, “For the darkest winter has passed and Winter’s power will someday be totally overcome. Human beings will remember to light their fires again. The Christmas candles will burn brightly in many homes and around the hearths, real fairy stories will be told again. I myself will proclaim this from the skies. For the light of the world has come to birth in human hearts and this can never again be extinguished.”

Then the Sun King mounted his winged charger, put on his fire mantle and rode back to the summit of the sky. The fairy folk waved him on his journey with love and gratitude.

That Midsummer night, they held the most joyful festive there ever was in all of fairy land. And if the lights have not gone out, they are dancing still.

 

Christine Natale© 2003 All Rights Reserved found at The Return of the Sun King

To you and yours from the WOTC and Covel Life staff may you have a wonderful summer.

S. H. A Yule Story for Children ~ The Tiniest Fairy ~ Plus a Coloring Page of the Tiniest Fairy

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Alicia was a small and tiny earthen spirit with sparkling blue eyes and a pinched up nose; even in the fairy world, where all things are small, she was the smallest of them all.

Her home was deep inside the strong and twisting roots of a big Oak. It was safe and none of the winter cold snows could find their way in.

She loved playing around her cozy and warm home with her mom and dad. They would play hide and seek and she could easily hide in the corners or under the furniture. They would read books by the firelight and sing songs that only the fairies knew.

Alicia was frightened of the other earthen creatures, as well as of what might be outside her cozy home under the big Oak. She had never been out before and saw no reason to go into the “outside.”

When company came over Alicia would not come out of her tiny seedpod bed. When the Bunny family who lived next door came to visit, she was frightened that being so small, one of the many bunny babies might accidentally hop on her. She would only peek over the beds edge with her tiny pinched nose when the Gloends, a family of glowworms came to visit, because she wanted to see where the warm yellow glow was coming from.

At dinner one evening, Alicia’s mom and dad told her that soon winter’s hold would be ending. That frightened Alicia since she only knew the winter and could not imagine what might happen if it was to end.

They explained to her that in the entire magickal world, it was her magick that would call in the changing of seasons and the turning of the great wheel. On the eve of the next night Alicia, her mom and her dad would go on a journey into the forest. Here, there would be a great gathering and all the mystical creatures of Earth would see her gift of magick.

But Alicia shivered with fear — what was this wheel and how can she stop this magick and changing? She liked things just as they were and didn’t want anything to change at all. She didn’t want to go to a gathering where so many would be. She didn’t know what this gift was that she was to give. What if she got lost and no one could find her? Or maybe the others would see her. Maybe they would not like her or make fun of her or laugh at her being so small.

Her greatest fear was that maybe she had no magick. She had not seen it. She couldn’t fly like her mom and dad; she kept falling on her elbows. She couldn’t make things like flowers or snowflakes like her mom and dad; all she ended up with some ice that melted. She couldn’t even make light with her wand. How would her parents feel when they found out, what would she do?

Even as frightened as Alicia was of going into the “outside, ” she was more frightened of what others might think of her. She didn’t want to disappoint her mom and dad, so she decided it would be best if she hid. She would go into the “outside;” no one would look for her there. She would not go very far. Just far enough away where she could hide until the gathering was over, and then the change would not happen.

Alicia’s mom was roasting acorns for the great gathering’s feast and her dad was busy polishing up his ice wand. Alicia knew no one would see her leave, or think she would go into the “outside” alone, since she never had before.

With her wand in a small bag tied to her waist, Alicia carefully opened the door of her house and stepped into the “outside.” She closed the door quickly and quietly so her mom and dad would not hear it creak. Then, she turned to see what was here in this “outdoors.” It was white everywhere. She walked along for a little while when all of a sudden “crunch” she sunk into the snow up to her wing tips. It took a bit of work but she wriggled her way up and out of the snow. Now she was really cold and she could see it was getting darker. The bright bluish color of the sky was now turning a purple hue with streaks of red and yellow.

She wasn’t sure, but if night was coming she had to hide quickly. If she could fly just to the edge of the forest she would find a place to stay until the gathering was over and then she could go home again. Then it would be safe because nothing would change. That is what she wanted.

Alicia was frighten and getting colder, but she had made up her mind. She had to do this, or everything she knew was going to change forever. She shook herself off and looked toward the forest edge. With all her will and might she jumped up and began flying forward. Then back a little, then up, then down, then around in some circles and then slower and then faster and then it happened. Bang! She flew right into a tree branch hanging low weighted heavy by the snow.

Alicia did not know what exactly had happened as she rubbed her head, but when she rose up again out of the snow it had gotten very dark. She could see tiny lights twinkling above her now. She looked around trying to figure out what direction to go. By now the gathering must be over and she could go home. Everything would stay the same. But which way was home?

Alicia couldn’t see where to go, so she didn’t want to try to fly. What if she hit another tree, it was dark now and she couldn’t make anything out, plus her head still hurt from before. She had to be very careful deciding what way to go now.

All of a sudden, she heard someone calling her. “Alicia, Alicia.” She felt her body begin to shake so hard that the tiny ice cycles that had formed on the tips of her wings, tinkled like little bells. As she turned around to look behind her, she saw a woman lying on a big pile of fur blankets. She was not a fairy, but she was beautiful, dressed in a green, red and white gown. Hundreds of earthen creatures stood all around her, many Alicia had never seen before, but none were scared or frightened at all. Although Alicia didn’t understand it, she wasn’t frightened either.

There seemed to peace about this woman, it was something calming. “Alicia, I have been waiting for you. I need your help.” the Lady said.
“Waiting for me?” Alicia asked.
“Yes, Alicia, ” she said. “Its dark now and we need your light to light the way, so that we can see what lies before us.”
“My light?” Alicia asked, remembering she had not been able to make her wand light before.
“It’s your magick Alicia, your magick that will call the light from within me.” the Lady said.
Alicia slowly began to walk toward the woman. That’s when she saw that this quiet lady was going to have a baby, and she was going to have it any moment.

All the fears and worries Alicia carried with her were beginning to melt away, just like the ice on her wing tips. As she looked into the meadow green eyes of this lady she wanted more than anything else in her small life to make a light for her.

Alicia, still trembling, took her wand from its little bag, and raised it up. With every magickal hope she had ever had, she put her energy into lighting her wand.

The lady smiled gently at her and in that instance there was a great flash of light, which came from the tip of that tiny wand. It was a brilliant luminous light, which filled every corner of the night.

As Alicia held her wand high she looked over to see that now the lady was holding in her arms a baby; a wonderful little baby boy. Suddenly, she understood it all, everything her mom and dad had been telling her.

This was the magick; this was her special gift. Alicia, the tiniest of all fairies, she was the one who carried the spark, the spark which released the light of the world and the turning of the wheel of life.

In her tiny being she had carried that magick, the magick to unlock the power of love and understanding for the world to share. Standing in that brilliant light, Alicia understood who the Lady was and the importance of this baby. She was a part of the rebirth of the Light. This baby was the Light again reborn of the Goddess. The beautiful Lady was the Goddess of life, and Alicia was that spark of magick which survives all time and through which we find boundless possibilities.

Soon the edge of the forest was filled with earthen creatures and spirits from all over the mystical world. Alicia’s mom and dad watched their fairy child as she beamed with joy. The Lady holding her baby boy blessed all those who shared in this time of magick as the feast was served and great happiness was shared by all.

Alicia didn’t even notice that she was floating on the air. She was no longer weighted down by all her silly worries or fears. She knew that even though she was tiny she had the power to light the world. Now she understood, magick is all around you if you only believe, and trust in yourself.

So each year as you light a candle to call the light, remember the tiniest fairy, for it only takes one tiny spark to give light unto the whole world.

Blessed be our Lady the Mother of Light.

Lady Abigail
High Priestess Ravensgrove Coven
Copyright: Copyright © 11012005

To you and your family from Witches of the Craft and Coven Life’s families we bid you a joyous and blessed Yule.

I apologize to our Sisters and Brothers that live in the Southern Hemisphere for not posting this early yesterday. My wish for you and yours is you make it through your clod months with plenty to eat, a home to shelter you, and the clothing you need to keep you warm especially when you are outdoors. With love and bountiful blessings

                                                                                                                                                    — Lady Beltane