Feng Shui For The Day, Feb. 5th: “First Thing In The Mornings”

Are you looking for love in all the right places, including your very own bedroom? If you’re intent on finding the perfect partner it’s important that you represent that same desire in the space that you will both eventually sleep in. It’s also important for you to remove all reminders of failed relationships and replace them with symbols that show your commitment to finding your new true love. Remember that whatever you see first thing upon awakening each day influences the energies that come your way, so put a picture of a loving couple in your line of sight. Soon enough you will roll over and see your other half. For real.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

H is for Home Protection

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Home Protection

 

Supplies:

  • Water
  • Salt
  • Bowl
  • Garlic Salt (optional, see procedure)
  • Powered Rosemary (optional, see procedure)

 

Time: A bright, sunny morning

Procedure:

Start by mixing water and salt in a bowl. Add garlic salt and powdered rosemary if you need to clear out ghosts or spirits. Consecrate the mixture.

Begin at the main entrance of the house or apartment.  Sprinkle some of the consecrated water by dipping your fingers in it and making the sign of the pentagram. In a firm and commanding voice with all of your power behind it, say:

Evil shall leave but not enter.

 

Proceed counterclockwise through the house, repeating the procedure in every corner of each room, at all the windows, doors and mirrors. Don’t forget telephones, fax machines, televisions, modems, radios, computers that are connected to the Internet — any outside connection to your house. (It doesn’t hurt to do the mailbox after you finish with everything inside the house.)

Repeat the spell annually, or whenever you feel in need of it.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, January 31st

We want everyone to get along now because our attraction to peace and harmony is strong when the Moon visits diplomatic Libra. The Libra Moon also awakens our desire for beauty, prompting us to think about aesthetic perfection as an idea, rather than experiencing it directly. This sense of detachment is amplified by the conceptual Aquarius Sun. Meanwhile, the erratic brilliance of a Mercury-Uranus alignment zaps our minds with radical new ideas.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You are drawn into stressful relationship dynamics, both at home and at work, as the Moon visits your 7th House of Companions. However, your emotions may not be on the same page as those of your partner or coworker. Unfortunately, you might place roadblocks between yourself and intimacy because you’re afraid of losing your independence. Instead of resisting your fears, get them out into the open where their power dissipates once and for all.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

The Moon’s presence in your 6th House of Work reflects your need to know you are doing a valuable service. Nevertheless, there is a part of you that would prefer to skip out on your responsibilities and indulge in pleasurable activities instead. However, as a stubborn Bull, it takes a lot to pull you off course; even if you want to relax, your unwavering determination can help keep you on track to reach your destination on time.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

You may be motivated to express your creativity in original ways today, but it’s still hard to set practicality aside in the name of spontaneity. Nevertheless, your sense of responsibility won’t likely be strong enough to shut down your free-spirited behavior. It might be helpful to eliminate extraneous noise by minimizing your time online and postponing unnecessary meetings. You have a better chance of accomplishing your goals if you can hear yourself think.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You might not feel very adventurous today as the Moon moves through your 4th House of Home and Family. But seclusion can be problematic, especially if you need to play a leadership role at work or in the community. Don’t waste time dreaming about your escape because you probably won’t go through with it, anyhow. Instead, demonstrate your maturity by doing the right thing now and fulfilling your obligations.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

It’s all about diplomatic communication today as five planets move through relationship-oriented Air signs, making what you say less important than how you say it. However, you have the capability to turn your dreams into reality now, so you must be careful when sharing your fantasies with anyone else. Take time to consider your audience and fine tune your delivery; concentrate on your goal and stay true to your heart.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You may seem very determined to get whatever you want today, but you must first overcome your timidity and ask properly. The emotional Moon in your 2nd House of Self-Worth can give you a sense of firm resolve, but your actions might not back up your intentions. If you find your mind wandering throughout the day, just gently bring your focus back on point and try again.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Tender feelings rise up to the surface as the gracious Libra Moon travels through your 1st House of Personality today. You are highly sensitized to the subtle emotional energy spreading through your environment, and you’re aware of the impact that your reactions have on others. As helpful as you are, don’t forget to take care of yourself, too. You won’t be any good to anyone if you don’t pay attention to your needs first.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You might feel somewhat discouraged today as the Moon visits your 12th House of Escapism. It’s hard to get much done if you’re not motivated to interact with anyone else. You don’t want to be fully involved with the outer world and are tempted to withdraw into the hidden recesses of your imagination. Do what you must to get by, but don’t shut off your dreams now just because they don’t easily fit into reality. Remember, indulging your fantasies is a wonderful way to explore all the possibilities ahead.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Everything seems to run smoothly today, helping to soothe any lingering tensions. Don’t worry about trying to resolve all the differences of opinion; just remember that being kind and considerate relieves the building pressure. Your current strength is reinforced by the fair-minded way in which you deal with others, even when you don’t agree with them. It’s more important to be a part of the community now than being on the winning side.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

It’s challenging to shake off the stress these days, especially if someone is pushing your emotional buttons. Still, you appear to continue acting gracefully even in a difficult situation. Thankfully, you’re able to hide your tension for a while longer, enabling others to feel more at ease. Fortunately, your own anxiety is ameliorated when everyone else finally settles down.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Even if serious responsibilities continue to multiply, today’s peaceful Libra Moon lightens things up. Although the source of your concerns won’t likely disappear, taking a more spiritual approach to very real problems certainly helps. There’s no reason to upset the applecart; for now, just try to go with the flow. Be smart and save your energy for when you really need to take a stand.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

There are complex emotional waves washing through your mind now, challenging you to balance them with more practical issues. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to find your rhythm and maintain the pace long enough to accomplish your goals. Listen to your inner voices as you carry on with your normal routine. The discomfort will settle soon, leaving you enriched by the experience.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, January 25th

We may want to sweep our feelings under the rug today with the Moon in shy Cancer. But a buoyant Sun-Jupiter trine acts as a magnifying lens that makes circumstances appear better than they really are. An indulgent Venus-Jupiter alignment sweetens sensory experiences and softens our fears. But our pleasure-seeking motives don’t kick in until later; we must first overcome the austere judgments of a Mercury-Saturn square that blocks our creativity.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You already made your choice to ride the incoming waves by maintaining a positive attitude, yet you might have underestimated the power of the tides now. Don’t be afraid to retreat and re-evaluate your plans before pushing against the currents. A steadier pace improves your chances of reaching your destination. Regardless of the actions of others, you have the capability to transform your love into something greater than it already is.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Your common sense reminds you to think before you speak, because it’s better to get your message right the first time rather than having to start all over. Although you’re not greedy, you might have trouble acknowledging your limits today. More is not necessarily better; if you have set a goal, be prepared to stop when you reach it.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Although your key planet Mercury is impeded by austere Saturn today, communication will improve later in the day. Your good idea is close to paying off if you remain persistent in your efforts. However, too much stress at work can make you less effective, so be flexible and coast for a while if you run into trouble. Resist the temptation to dig in and make a stand. Adaptability is your not-so-secret weapon, so don’t be afraid to use it.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Your emotional reactions are strong today, yet you won’t gain any advantage by giving up at the first sign of conflict. Neither do you need to battle against an immoveable stone wall. Your most sensible strategy is based upon consistent behavior without aggression. It may even be helpful to consciously let go of control so you can float with the flow. Calm your nerves by surrounding yourself with nature, soothing music or just good old-fashioned silence.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

This is a significant day for relationships and you may end up quite pleased with the outcome. However, you might need to demonstrate a bit of self-restraint or someone else could rain on your parade. The dynamics of the current situation have long-lasting ramifications; even if you feel as if you’re being bent out of shape, express the love that is already in your heart. A simple act of kindness can shift the energy and make everything brighter.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

A flood of brilliant ideas opens many possibilities at work today, yet you may grow frustrated because you cannot turn this magic moment into something more. If you meet resistance now, pushing harder won’t bring success. Instead, ride the intellectual currents and wait for the energy to settle down before finalizing your career plans. Exploring your options enables you to make the most of the amazing opportunities knocking at your door.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You have a lot of work you hope to accomplish today and you really don’t want to modify your schedule. Unfortunately, too much rigidity only stirs up more conflict. You stand to gain the most by meeting others halfway and being as spontaneous as possible. Paradoxically, compromising may be the easiest way for you to get what you want now. Just make sure you don’t go to the opposite extreme and become so enthusiastic about every idea that nothing gets done at all.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Some of your current conflict stems from how you reacted to recent events. If you pursued an opportunity without overplaying your hand, you won’t likely run into any problems at all. But if you made a poor decision, today’s consequences might be a bit tougher to accept. Nevertheless, letting go of your old expectations clears the energy and frees you to achieve your goal.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Although you may be worried that your best-kept secret isn’t safe now, you still could enjoy yourself while managing the situation. Today’s high level of action is what you wanted, so don’t waste your energy wishing that everything was less hectic. The Sun’s sweet trine to auspicious Jupiter indicates that there’s really a pot of gold at the rainbow’s end. However, you must meet your current responsibilities before you can magically transform a tricky moment into an awesome day.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

If you have been handling the details of a project and living up to your end of the bargain, then rewards may be just around the next corner. But the clouds might not clear until later in the day, just in time for a great weekend. Meanwhile, don’t fall behind in your work. Part of your current lesson is learning to live with more uncertainty. Find meaning in the present moment while also honoring your dreams for the future.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

It’s hard to keep your thoughts in line today, but you’re up for the challenge. Although you might not have much fun at first, don’t waste energy berating yourself if something isn’t working out as desired. Your maps have brought you this far but you must set them aside now to explore the uncharted territories ahead. Transform any remaining fear into courage and trust your intuition. Be optimistic about the possibilities, even if everything continues to change.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

If your fantasies have hijacked your attention, someone may shock you with their criticism today, refocusing your attention back on reality. Instead of rejecting the advice you receive from others, embrace it. Just make sure you establish healthy boundaries to maintain your emotional sanity. Nurturing your confidence, not your skepticism, will guide you toward fulfillment.

Daily OM for January 9th – Tending the Emotions

Tending the Emotions

Having a Breakdown

by Madisyn Taylor

 

Having a breakdown is often the catharsis that is needed to keep our emotional life in balance.

 

Most of us have had the experience of holding back our emotions for such a long period of time that when they finally come out, we have something resembling a breakdown. For a certain period of time, the overwhelming flood of feelings coursing through our bodies consumes us, and we stop functioning. Often, these outbursts take us by surprise, welling up within us as we drive to or from work, watch a movie, or engage in some otherwise mundane task. We may feel like we do not know what triggered us, or if we do know, it does not make sense of our overpowering emotional response. This is because we are releasing feelings that have accumulated over a long period of time, and whatever inspired the release was just a catalyst for a much larger, much needed catharsis.

When we find ourselves in the midst of such an experience, it is important that we allow it to happen, rather than fight it or try to shut down. Wherever we are, we can try to find a private, safe place in which to let our feelings out. If we can not access such a place immediately, we can promise to set aside some time for ourselves at our earliest possible convenience, perhaps taking a day off work. The important thing is that we need to give our emotional system some much-needed attention. It is essential that we allow ourselves to release the pent-up emotions inside ourselves so that they do not create imbalances in our bodies and minds.

When you are feeling better, make a plan to find a way to process your emotions more regularly. You can do this by employing a therapist or making a regular date to talk to a trusted friend. Journaling can also be a great way to acknowledge and release your emotions, as can certain forms of meditation. Making room in your life for tending your emotions on a regular basis will keep you healthy, balanced, and ready for life.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, January 9th

Common sense wins out over unrealistic ideas no matter how optimistic we feel today. Although the visionary Sagittarius Moon inflates our expectations and increases our confidence, her stressful connections with courageous Mars and cautious Saturn send us mixed cosmic messages now. However, magnetic Venus is now in practical Capricorn, prompting us to ultimately pay more attention to stabilizing relationships than initiating new ones.

 

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Someone at work might ask for your help today, but there could be more trouble here than meets the eye. Be careful about what you do, for your behavior may create big expectations that you cannot fulfill. Don’t respond to the situation with clever rationalizations or outrageous ideas. Instead, do whatever needs to be done, but not more. There are times when limited actions can accomplish the most.

 

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

It may be easier to make plans now than to actually execute them. Your key planet Venus lures you to envision the future as she joins three other planets in your 9th House of Big Ideas. Although thoughts come quickly to you today, your progress is impeded by circumstances beyond your control. Don’t waste time worrying about something that goes awry; just reconsider your options and try again when the timing is right.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

You may be inclined to set aside your responsibilities today and do things that bring you momentary pleasure. Unfortunately, it might not be that simple to find people to join your party because others may be more serious than you now. Don’t complain about your social situation; if necessary, you can still have a delightful time all by yourself.

 

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Your emotional sensitivity means that you don’t miss much, so it’s challenging for someone with mixed motives to get past your radar. However, your acute awareness can also make life more complicated as you analyze your feelings. Your early warning system may not detect the simple twists of fate that the universe now has in store for you. Don’t try too hard to figure it all out in advance; simply let go and enjoy the ride.

 

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Just when you thought you were done processing all the emotions that were lurking in your subconscious, you realize that there are more hidden feelings buried out of sight. Although these pockets of intensity start to bubble to the surface today, they are not dangerous. In fact, delving into the depths of your heart will uncover rich treasure if you are brave enough to take the dive.

 

Virgo Horoscopes

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You might feel as if time is running out, but the faster you attempt to complete what’s on your plate, the slower everything appears to move now. If you panic, time may even seem to stop for a while. This current lack of productivity places you in a difficult position because you can become very self-critical when you’re not being efficient. Cut yourself some slack and just finish your work with as little drama as possible.

 

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Your life is at a critical junction now that new information is being thrown your way, bringing complex issues out into the open. Thankfully, your growing knowledge base enables you to make better decisions. In the meantime, integrate the events of the past couple of days, even if you don’t have the full picture yet. Accept circumstances that you cannot change while working toward improving everything else. Redefining your ambitions can send you off in an entirely new direction.

 

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You transform into a private investigator today when unexpected things happen for no apparent reason. However, your current dilemma might even stump Sherlock Holmes, himself. Relax; there are some mysteries in the universe that must remain outside your logical analysis. It’s time to smile in grateful acknowledgment and accept reality’s gift with grace and without question.

 

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You feel as if you’re completely in charge today, but this sense of authority is probably more illusion than truth. It’s not that your life is running amok; it’s just that circumstances can unfold without your expressed permission. Unfortunately, you don’t get to approve everything before it happens. Differentiating between what you can and cannot change allows you to focus your efforts where they have the greatest positive impact.

 

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You’re not happy that your to-do list seems longer than ever now. Perhaps you need to rethink your workload and consider why you try to do so much. Are your goals in sync with your passions, or is it the recognition and rewards that you seek? Don’t try to avoid your responsibilities; however postponing a few tasks could give you time to reconsider all your options.

 

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You may be acting as if life is fine today, but you’re probably worried that something isn’t going your way. Although feisty Mars occupies your 1st House of Personality, others can see your concerns lurking just behind your enthusiasm. Instead of denying that you want more stability in your life, acknowledge that your desire for security is as important as your need for freedom. You might not be able to resolve these opposite forces now, but talking about them reduces your stress.

 

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

As if your relationships with friends and associates haven’t been complicated enough, a whole new dimension of depth and intrigue can emerge now. You are less apt to go off to have a good time today if it means letting your responsibilities suffer. Although others might think you’re taking your work too seriously, you are quite clear about your current ambitions and the results you seek. Cutting back on your social activities helps you deliver on your professional promises.

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 Love Horoscopes for the Week of January 7th

Love takes on a somber tone as we’re challenged to grow up and face reality in relationships this week. Amorous Venus’ entry into ambitious Capricorn on Tuesday night rewards people who are committed to learning from the past and intent on setting clear goals for the future. Earning loyalty and respect will be the result of honesty and hard work.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Don’t let frustration get in the way of love this week. You may run into walls but they are just signals to slow down and be more controlled and committed in your actions. Pleasure can come in surprising forms when you find the patience to take a second look at your motives and your judgment of others. Trusting yourself is a key that opens the door to your heart and gives you the courage to handle whatever comes in.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You can be tough and tender in your approach to relationships this week, which is a very compelling combination. Your alluring ruling planet Venus enters authoritative Capricorn on Tuesday night and quickly slides into a sweet sextile with imaginative Neptune. Addressing practical matters with compassion and creativity weaves a web of intimacy. This magical aspect might also inspire romantic dreams of travel or spark an attraction to someone from a faraway land.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

This looks like a week of serious decisions in relationships. If you have a compatible connection with your current partner, it’s time to deepen your commitment and put in more effort to make it work. If you’re single, knowing what you want and persistently pursuing it shows off the ambitious side of your personality. This direct approach could be what it takes to make magic happen. Being choosey may seem to limit your options at first, but you have to be selective to find the right person.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You can make major steps toward relationship fulfillment this week. Friday’s calculating Capricorn New Moon lands in your 7th House of Partners to pump you up with clarity and confidence. If you encounter a bully, don’t roll over and give in. This is your time to take the lead in romantic matters and it takes a secure person to follow. Fortunately, you’re an expert at making others feel safe, which is why you have so much to offer now.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Taking care of business should be a pleasure later this week with the industrious Capricorn New Moon occupying your 6th House of Work on Friday. An on-the-job romance or a spark that ignites when you help someone is a great way to begin a relationship. If you already have a partner, finding new ways to assist him or her will be a surprising source of satisfaction. You may be playing a supporting role but it can make you feel like a star in your heart.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You are so ready for a fresh dose of fun with Friday’s earthy Capricorn New Moon occurring in your 5th House of Romance. Planning a party or an elaborate outing is a good way for you to run the show. But leave some room for surprises because pleasure could come from an unexpected source. Your ability to relax and adapt to changes will make the difference between a joyous feeling of freedom and frustration due to a lack of control.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Your tendency to put others first is one of your most attractive traits, yet letting someone else lead your social parade is probably not the best way to go this week. Take a chance by coming on strong now that your ruling planet Venus is in bossy Capricorn. However, this is not a cosmic invitation to be a bully or to run roughshod over anyone’s feelings. But knowing what you want and being willing to climb over obstacles to get it is very likely to make you even more desirable now.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

A mature conversation can lead to a relationship breakthrough this weekend. Friday’s Capricorn New Moon in your 3rd House of Communication is a constructive time for clearing the air with someone you care about. This planetary event also makes your serious side sexy since speaking with clarity and authority can be a turn on to your admirers. Do not hesitate to speak your truth now, as long as you’re kind to others and genuinely understand the subject you’re talking about.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Self-restraint is not your usual style because going all out in everything you do makes you feel so vibrantly alive. But holding back a little now could be the key to heating up your current relationship or making you more captivating to someone new. Planets are pulsing through pragmatic Capricorn and your 2nd House of Self-Worth these days, which produces pleasure and approval when you take your emotions and play the game of love more cautiously.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

This is your week for a makeover, either of attitude or appearance, with Friday’s initiating New Moon in your sign. You’re ready for a fresh start that begins with taking care of yourself. This isn’t about being selfish because healthy habits for your body and in your relationships will ultimately make you a stronger and more generous partner. Focus on what you need to do to empower yourself and the love you share with another will then flow more freely.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Taking time to look back this week will help you to untangle some relationship knots, freeing you up for the future. Friday’s sobering Capricorn New Moon lands in your 12th House of Unfinished Business, which can bring up unpleasant memories from the past. These are not temporary distractions to be ignored, but signals of the lessons you need to learn. Doubling back emotionally can actually be the fastest way to get ahead in your desire for love and intimacy.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

It is possible to discover romance and friendship in one relationship this week. The key to making this happen is to share common interests. When you work toward the same goals with someone you love it’s easy to feel supported and to help them without sacrificing yourself. Friday’s Capricorn New Moon occurs in your friendly and idealistic 11th House of Goals, where teamwork deepens a current connection or helps you strike up a new one.

The Air Witch & Auras

The Air Witch & Auras

 

An aura is the colored area around the body. It is the atmosphere or spiritual essence of the self. It has been asserted that we each have a primary aura color. We cannot change our primary aura color, no matter what we do. However, there is an overlay of color on the aura that we can control and manipulate for magickal used. This kind of magick should be used only on the self, never on others.

 

In order to manipulate your aura overlay, you have to be able to manipulate your emotions. In the same way that the mind “colors” emotion, the body reacts to the colors in the aura field. In other words, in order to change your aura overlay to a clear, bright red (to warn others away), you would need to direct the emotion you see as red into your projected aura. This is accomplished with concentration and visualization. If you can visualize something as simple as a bubble, you can change your aura overlay.

Here are the most commonly accepted aura color interpretations:

Red: Passion, sexual energy, anger

Orange: Stability, clear thinking

Yellow: Logic, intelligence, energy, nervousness

Green: Nature lover, healer, jealousy

Blue: Peace, at rest, depressed

Purple: Spiritual

Pink: In love

Black: Negative person

White: Connected to the Divine, wise, a teacher of spirituality.

 

In effect, manipulating the aura is akin to throwing a glamour. The difference is in the level of concentration. A glamour only has to be strong enough to fool an onlooker, while an aura manipulation has to fool you. If you are about to go into a job interview and are nervous, your aura overlay will be yellow. You might want to change it to an orange color, which indicates a clear thinking, stable person. So, you visualize the energy inside of you as a clear bright orange, then release it from the center of the self, allowing it to stream out of your pores into your aura field. Do not ground until after the interview. Have faith that your aura overlay is now orange, and it will be.

 

It is a smart move to make regular aura cleansings a part of your magickal routine. This techniques are simple. While in meditation or an a separate task, simply visualize flooding your aura with a brilliant white light. You may want to smudge the aura field. Simply burn white sage or another cleansing herb in a dish, and direct the smoke all about your body with a feather of fan. Both techniques are safe and effective.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, December 27th

The cosmic buzz quiets down today, but it may be the calm between storms as we move toward tomorrow morning’s tumultuous Full Moon. Although restlessness can still be a problem with the changeable Gemini Moon, her shift into moody Cancer at 3:06 pm EST tempts us to withdraw from social engagements. Meanwhile, a mentally suppressive alignment between chatty Mercury and austere Saturn requires us to look carefully before we leap into a new project.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You might start the day optimistically, but sink into the cool waters of contemplation as the day wears on. However, between moments of doubt, your energy level may be so high that you’re ready to take on the world. Make the most of your confidence while you are feeling the positive vibrations. Find a healthy way to balance your need for emotional security with your desire to express yourself without restraint.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

You may worry others today by jumping into a wild sea of bold actions. However, you might have slipped on a life jacket when no one was looking. Accordingly, you’re prepared for nearly anything that might come your way. You won’t drown or be pulled off course, but you could get soaked now by the storms of experience. Use your common sense to help you keep your head above water.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

You can easily set the world afire today with your clever thoughts and easy charm, yet you may grow more subdued as the day progresses. Sometimes your flexibility works well for you and sometimes it doesn’t. Now, however, you must stay conscious of your exuberance or you could overdo it. Thankfully, it requires less effort to exert a bit of self-control early in the game than to try to stop the ball once it’s rolling.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You might have an emotional encounter that stirs up uncomfortable feelings when the evocative Moon moves into your sign this afternoon. Nevertheless, you’re not inclined to sit in a corner, withdrawn from interpersonal involvements today; instead, you have things to do and people to see. Your day may not go according to plan, so don’t try to stick to your old schedule. You can maintain stability and increase your sense of security if you are sincerely willing to change with the outer dynamics.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You might try to tread lightly today, yet anything you do will probably still be quite noticeable. Unconscious patterns can overtake your day while circumstances grow out of control pretty quickly. Unwrap your buried feelings now, for they could bring you sorrow if they stay hidden within much longer. Paradoxically, being cautious is wise, but at the same time you must be prepared to act with courage. Listen to your heart and the rest will follow.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Your day may start as if it’s going to conform to your expectations, but unfortunately, life won’t be that simple now. There is too much energy floating around and the intensity must go somewhere. But somehow, it probably won’t seem too disruptive even with a surprising twist or turn along the way. In fact, if you welcome the unknown with open arms, you’ll feel more alive than ever.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Brilliant ideas have propelled you into the realms of big schemes and grandiose proportions. Now, your energy level is running high and you are psyched for whatever comes your way. Considering how wired you are these days, it’s amazing that you can still be so rational. Oddly enough, the more grounded you are today, the easier it becomes to express yourself in new and exciting ways. The right mix of creativity and practicality will lead you down the road to success.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You might not feel like a rock of stability today, yet there is peace in knowing that you are free enough from tradition to embrace your vision of the future. It may seem like you are balancing on a tightrope between the new and the old, but you can make it look so easy now that others will respect the path you choose to travel. Take a few deep breaths, don’t look down and just keep moving forward.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Real world obligations require you to downplay your craziest ideas while still acknowledging that the wild dreams are not going away. You may talk about your fantasies as you imagine your life unfolding, but don’t place too much stock in any thoughts that lack foundation. If you do, you will look back at this opportune moment, regretting the energy that you wasted. Establishing a practical perspective now prevents major disappointment later on.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Strong feelings may arise through relationship dynamics today and you’ll be better off if you can share what’s on your mind. If you are experiencing tension with your friends, roll with the punches now instead of fighting back. Something big is about to change, and it could alter the way others see you. Although it might be difficult, try not to anticipate what’s going to happen. Just allow the situation to unfold naturally without attempting to control the outcome.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

There’s plenty of activity going on at work now and all the stress can be distracting. Nevertheless, you might find that your creativity is rekindled by being in the midst of such colorful action. If life becomes overwhelming, keep in mind the intensity won’t last more than a few days. You have the potential for great originality as long as you remember that chaos is the mother of invention.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Even if you want to fly below the radar today, you still may be noticed and admired because everyone sees you as more exciting and upbeat than you really feel. Although you’re running on intuitive energy, you still must show up and do the work in order to be successful. Ironically, you might be happier now if you pay less attention to the rules of the road and more attention to the signs of your heart.

Daily Feng Shui For December 26th – ‘Boxing Day’

In my world there’s no place like Om for the holidays. And today’s ‘Boxing Day’ is a perfect time to put some pennies in a ‘poor box’ while also boxing up some cool stuff for someone less fortunate. Once done with attracting all that cool karma, why not take a conscious minute to give yourself a break and a boost? After all, charity does begin at home. Let’s blow up that intention by using the power of your breath. Lie down and keep one hand over your heart and one over your abdomen. The hand that’s over the belly should have the thumb over the belly button and the other four fingers resting slightly below it. The fingers of both hands should be spread open but should also be loose and flexible. Take in a big breath of air through your nose and pull it into your belly so your abdominal area puffs up like a balloon. Slowly exhale out through the nose, and visualize your breath as a silver ball of light circling your body, traveling down from your belly, around your feet and then back up your spine, over the top of your head and then out through your nose again. Practice this breath three times in succession if you want to go for yogic breath gold. Once you’ve completed round three you’ve also successfully oxygenated your entire bloodstream while bringing a big boost of life force energy to your internal organs. Do this exercise when you need a little pick me up and you’ll definitely be healthy, happy and OM for the holidays!

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com