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Running out of time, now, so I have to sort of rush this bit for today, but am jotting down the basics for my own benefit…

Today is:
July 10, 2008

Planting Day

Today’s Fairy Oracle: Higher Consciousness
Today’s Tarot Card: Two of Swords

Thursday:
Governed by Jupiter – expansion, money, prosperity, generosity

Colors:
green, turquoise, white, purple, crimson

The Moon:
1st quarter waxing in Libra
2nd quarter @ 11:35 a.m. US Central
Moon Void of Course @ 9:14 p.m – 10:35 p.m. US Central
Moon enters Scorpio at 10:35 p.m. US Central

Waxing Moon: Waxing moon is where the moon is growing in the sky. Each night for two full weeks she grows in light, getting bigger and bigger in the sky until she reaches full moon. During the two weeks that the moon is waxing, it’s the best time for trying to draw things to you, encourage growth, or to “magnify” certain things in your life. Want your nails to grow longer? File them while the moon is waxing. Want your hair to grow faster? Trim it during waxing moon. Want to increase your finances? Focus your energies on improving finances during waxing moon. Waxing moon is the best time for starting new things, seeking new employment, or establishing “gain” in any area of your life. (but remember, the zodiac position of the moon is also influencial, so reference where the moon is in the zodiac prior to working any magick).

When the moon is waxing, we feel more positive, more energized, more outgoing.

Moon in Libra: Favors cooperation, compromise, social activities, balance, friendship, and partnership

Moon Void-of-Course: The moon is between signs. Things begun now do not come to fruition, or turn out very differently than planned.

Moon in Scorpio: Increases awareness of psychic power. Precipitates psychic crises and ends connections thoroughlly. People have a tendency to brood and become secretive.

The Sun:
Cancer, The Crab
*see other Daily Dose posts for more on Cancer

Other planetary shifts:
Mercury enters Cancer @ 3:17 pm
(I have no idea what influences that brings about, and unfortunately, don’t have time to do any homework at the moment. If I can, I’ll look that up later…)

Today’s Horoscope for Leo:

Quickie
When you look beneath the surface with a newcomer, you won’t find any substance.

Overview
Your good energy is great for quietly social activities and you’re feeling good enough to clear away any weirdness that may be clouding your family or friends. Enjoy the day and encourage others to do the same.

Daily Extended:
No one can get away with their fronting in front of you, today! When some hipster comes along talking about how important they are, you won’t buy it — nor should you. Have some fun with them. Ask them a few questions that put them on the spot. It will be quickly obvious to everyone that when you look beneath the surface, you won’t find much real substance there. Other people in your circle will wise up soon, so don’t worry about anyone else falling for this person.

Daily Flirt:
You’ll work together with someone you’re not so sure about — but after just a few minutes, you realize you’re a better combination than you would have expected. Hooray for life’s little surprises!

Daily Couples:
If something has been troubling you, don’t wait any longer to talk about it with your sweetheart. It’s better to have a difficult conversation now and get it done with than to let it stew and become a bigger issue.

Daily Singles:
Your ego has a habit of getting in the way of your heart. Self assurance is important, but lately your swagger is upstaging your true personality. Start acting more modest, unless you want to continue to make inaccurate first impressions as a smug smarty pants.

Career & Finance:
Don’t let evening plans sabotage your daylight hours. It’s hard to stay focused when you’ve got a date but that’s what’s called for. Staring at the computer screen just doesn’t cut it.

Horoscope Source

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Today is:
July 7, 2008

*Planting Day
(Today may be a good day for me to plant seeds of acceptance and forgiveness – not only toward others, but toward myself as well.)

Today’s Coffee Thoughts: Wheel of Fortune
Today’s Tarot Card: Justice
Today’s Fairy Oracle: Parenting and Children

Monday:
Governed by the Moon – peace, healing, caring, psychic awareness.

Colors:
Gray, lavender, white, silver, ivory

The Moon:
1st quarter waxing in Virgo

Waxing Moon: From New Moon to Full Moon is the ideal time to do magic to draw things to you.

Moon in Virgo: Favors accomplishment of details and commands from higher up. Focus on health, hygiene, and daily schedules.

The Sun:
Cancer, “The Crab”

The Crab
June 22 to July 22
Traditional
Cancer Traits

Emotional and loving
Intuitive and imaginative
Shrewd and cautious
Protective and sympathetic

On the dark side….

Changeable and moody
Overemotional and touchy
Clinging and unable to let go

The Cancerian character is the least clear-cut of all those associated with the signs of the zodiac. It can range from the timid, dull, shy and withdrawn to the most brilliant, and famous Cancerians are to be found through the whole range of human activity. It is a fundamentally conservative and home-loving nature, appreciating the nest like quality of a secure base to which the male can retire when he needs a respite from the stresses of life, and in which the Cancerian woman can exercise her strong maternal instincts. The latter tends to like and to have a large family. `Nest like’ is an appropriate adjective for the Cancerian home, for its inhabitants tend to favor the dark, mysterious but comfortable type of house which has something of the air of a den about it, a place which belongs to the family rather than existing as a showcase to impress visitors.
That is not to say that the Cancerian is unsociable, just that for them there is a time to socialize and a time to be solitary, and this is part of the apparent contradiction in their nature. Outwardly they can appear formidable – thick-skinned, unemotional, uncompromising, obstinately tenacious, purposeful, energetic, shrewd, intuitive and wise, sometimes with a philosophical profundity of thought verging on inspiration. Their intimates, however, may see a very different character, one with a sympathetic and kindly sensitivity to other people, especially those they love. They are able to identify with the situations of others because of the keenness of their imaginations. They are often over-imaginative and prone to fantasy, sometimes trying to shape their lives to fit some romantic ideal. They are appreciative of art and literature, and especially of drama, where the spectacle and ebb and flow of action and feeling particularly excite them. They may themselves possess considerable literary, artistic or oratorical talent. Their sharp ears and talent for mimicry can sometimes give them success on the stage, though their tendency to be emotional may make them overact. Interestingly – because they give the impression of being down-to-earth – they are often fascinated by the occult and are more open to psychic influence than the average. If they can reconcile the personal conflict of their urge to be outgoing with the reserve that causes them to withdraw into themselves, then at best they can inspire a generation, especially the youthful part of it, by their idealism. A job in which they can express this, and in which they can do well, would be as a leader in a youth organization.
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Source: http://www.astrology-online.com/cancer.htm

Today’s Horoscope for Leo:

Quickie
You should adhere to more conservative ideas. Be aware that people may be lying.

Overview
On most days, you live life the way you want to and try not to worry too much about what other people think. Today, though, you can tell that things are more delicate and require greater discretion.

Daily Extended
Overview
You should adhere to more conservative ideas today. Play things safe, and don’t be too generous with too many people, even the ones you think deserve your generosity. You might think you have a lot of time and resources right now, but give things a second glance this afternoon — you’ll notice that you really can’t afford to spread things around too much. Forget about your idea to take someone out to lunch, and trim back your budget for that friend’s birthday present.

Daily Flirt:
Let someone else be the life of the party — you’d rather kick back and enjoy watching the proceedings, or just chat with someone cute. Your energy levels should pick right back up in another day or so.

Daily Couples:
The urge to save your pennies has overtaken you, and you’ve been remarkably disciplined. Give yourself a little break from being thrifty, and treat yourself and your partner to a little something special.

Daily Singles:
You’re not impulsive type. Having a Plan B, C and D is usually your style. While being overly prepared comes in handy when everyone else seems to flounder, you could come off as rigid and controlling. Give in to a little spontaneity once in awhile.

Career & Finance:
It’s all about finances, today. If you’re out of ideas for whittling away at the budget, come up with a new strategy altogether. Being more thrifty than usual just won’t do the trick.

(Source)

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Today is:
July 6, 2008

*Planting Day

Today’s Coffee Thoughts: Night Light
Today’s Tarot Card: Knight of Wands
Today’s Fairy Oracle: Quiet Time

Sunday:
Governed by the Sun – healing, spirituality, success, strength, protection

Colors:
yellow, orange, gold, amber

The Moon:
1st Quarter Waxing in Leo, Void of Course @ 5:04 a.m., Moon Enters Virgo @ 6:04 a.m.

Waxing Moon: From New Moon to Full Moon is the ideal time to do magic to draw things to you.

Moon in Leo: Draws emphasis to the self, to central ideas or institutions, away from connections with others and emotional needs.

Moon Void-of-Course: Just before the Moon enters a new sign, it will make one final aspect (angular relationship) to another planet. Between that last aspect and the entrance of the Moon into the next sign it is said to be void-of-course. Activities begun when the Moon is void-of-course rarely come to fruition, or they turn out very differently than planned.

Moon in Virgo: Favors accomplishment of details and commands from higher up. Focus on health, hygiene, and daily schedules.

Source for the above information, excluding divinatory cards & coffee thoughts: Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2008

The Sun:
Cancer, “The Crab”

Due to time limits, I’m referencing the same source I used yesterday… because I liked it! *smiles* Click Here to read more about Cancer influences.

 

— ran out of time before I could do this morning’s horoscope… time to go to work!

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I’ve created a new page (as opposed to category) at The Road Home called Magick Compass. You can find it in the top navigation links (as opposed to the categories on the right of the page).

The Magick Compass is something I created years ago when I was first exploring the world of magick.  With it, I’ve outlined the four directions, elements, and their correspondences and energy flow.  It’s a piece that needs work, but it’s not a bad start.  As time allows, I’ll buff that page out a bit, add to it, revise it, etc. – but I wanted to include it now because it’s something I intend to reference often for personal purposes.

Feel free to share your own insights and opinions on this.  If you see something I’ve missed, or understand something differently, I’d love to exchange information and share knowledge.

Blessings,

W

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Today is:
June 24, 2008

*Planting Day
(Hmm… since the moon is waning which means things going away, and the fairies suggested a break from the mundane, how ’bout if I plant the seed for a vacation!! *smiles*)

Today’s Fairy Oracle: Vacation
Today’s Tarot Card: Four of Cups

Tuesday:
Governed by Mars – passion, courage, aggression, protection

Colors:
red, white, black, gray, maroon, scarlet

The Moon:
3rd quarter waning in Pisces

Waning Moon: Waning, from Full Moon to New Moon, is a time for study, meditation, and magical work designed to banish harmful energies.

Moon in Pisces: The focus is on dreaming, nostalgia, intuition, and psychic impressions. A good time for spiritual or philanthropic activities.

Source for the above information, excluding divinatory cards: Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2008

The Sun:
Cancer, “The Crab”

Modality: Cardinal
Element: Water
Ruler: the Moon
Season: Summer
4th Sign of Zodiac
Metal: Silver
Stone: Pearl, Opal
Color: White, Yellow
Anatomy: Breasts, stomach
Keywords: gentle, conservative, feeling, nurturing, defensive, contemplative.

Comparison with the Cancer symbol, the Crab:
A crab is able to walk or run sideways. Similarly, Cancer natives can sometimes “move about” in life, in a figurative sense, in an indirect manner. The crab’s body is covered by a carapace (shell). Cancer natives are self-protective and sensitive, and often retreat into themselves when hurt. Crabs are able to resist changes in the environment, thereby protecting themselves from hostile elements in various habitats. Similarly, Cancer natives are thought to avoid too much change, and to be on the defensive. Crabs have “complex behavior patterns” (1). The inner world of Cancer natives is thought to be rather quirky and complex. Some crabs “conceal themselves by decorating their bodies with plants and animals” (2). Cancer natives tend to try to blend in with their environments, preferring not to make a big splash in life.

Cancer’s glyph, or symbol, may represent the breasts as a symbol of the nurturing qualities of the sign.

Sun in Cancer

(The Sun is in Cancer from June 21-22 to July 22-23, depending on the year).
Sun in Cancer natives have a strong survival instinct. They are protective of those they care about, and of themselves too. They are often quite reticent about sharing their inner selves to the rest of the world, and are often caught up in reminisce.

Cancers have a reputation for moodiness, although this trait is most evident when the Moon is in Cancer. Cancer needs roots. They resist change to an extent, and concern themselves about being secure and safe in most everything they do.

Cancers can be quite intrigued by objects with history attached to them — antiques, photos, souvenirs, and the like.

Cancer is a very sensitive sign, and they don’t always appreciate it when you are blunt with them. Their reactions to hurt will depend on how thick a shell they have developed. Most Cancers react by withdrawing or retreating. Some have developed an ability to manipulate others to get what they want. They avoid direct confrontations almost as a rule.

Cancers are, in fact, quite yielding and soft when you have them in the right mood. They are one of the more hospitable signs of the zodiac. Sure, they can be touchy and indirect, but they are also very dependable, caring souls.

(Source & further learning)

Today’s Horoscope for Leo:

Quickie
You’re creative, so why not create something? Make a gift for a special person.

Overview
Keep your hands on your wallet today — it’s not a good time to make purchases, especially with others. If you’ve got to get something, then see if you can go it alone for the time being.

Daily Extended
Overview
You are a very creative person, so why not create something today? You don’t have to paint a painting or create a typical type of artwork — baking cookies, putting together a new outfit, or even making a mixed CD are all great ways to express yourself in a unique way. Create something for someone you care about and give them your creation as a gift — they’ll appreciate the extra effort and thoughtfulness, and they’ll love showing you their gratitude.

Daily Flirt:
You need to chill out about money today, because it’s just not going to get any better until other people start to do what they need to do — and you can’t make them! It’s a good time to walk away from the table.

Daily Couples:
A comment that you meant as a joke gets taken the wrong way by your loved one. Don’t try to convince them that you were only kidding. Just say you’re sorry and carry on.

Daily Singles:
Things may not be crystal clear when it comes to matters of the heart. But that’s half the fun. If you could predict future relationships would you ever go out of the house again?

Career & Finance
All that glitters is not gold, that much you know. But just what do you value, besides money? Do some research before you have any financial dealings, to make sure you know exactly what you’re looking for.

(Horoscope Source)

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Today is:
June 23, 2008

*Harvest Day

Today’s Fairy Oracle: Family Harmony
Today’s Tarot: 3 of Pentacles, Inverted

Monday:
Governed by the Moon – peace, healing, caring, psychic awareness

Colors:
gray, lavender, white, silver, ivory

The Moon:
3rd quarter waning in Aquarius, void-of-course @ 2:04 p.m. US Central, enters Pisces @ 2:32 p.m.

Waning Moon: Waning, from Full Moon to New Moon, is a time for study, meditation, and magical work designed to banish harmful energies.

Moon in Aquarius: Rebellious energy. Time to break habits and make abrupt change. Personal freedom and individuality are the focus.

Moon Void-of-Course: Just before the Moon enters a new sign, it will make one final aspect (angular relationship) to another planet. Between that last aspect and the entrance of the Moon into the next sign it is said to be void-of-course. Activities begun when the Moon is void-of-course rarely come to fruition, or they turn out very differently than planned.

Moon in Pisces: The focus is on dreaming, nostalgia, intuition, and psychic impressions. A good time for spiritual or philanthropic activities

Source for above information, excluding divinatory cards: Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2008

The Sun:
Cancer, “The Crab”
approximately June 21-July 20

Ruled by: The Moon
Element: Water
Character Traits: Cancers are sensitive and kind. They are intuitive and loving, but can be prone to worrying too much about the people they care about. Here, we also find a duality, as a Cancer can be up on stage one minute, getting attention from audiences, or living alone on a mountain top the next.

Cancer source: Moon Spells by Diane Ahlquist

Today’s Horoscope for Leo:

Quickie
Don’t fly off the handle to any shocking news that might come today — play it cool.

Overview
You’re feeling drawn to the world of art today, either as a creator or as a spectator. In either case, you bring more than your sensitive nature — you also are brimming over with creative energy!

Daily Extended
Don’t fly off the handle due to any shocking news that might come your way, today — you might be only getting part of the story, so it’s very unwise to connect the few dots you’ve been given. Wait for this story to develop more fully over the next few days. You will probably see that not only are things more complicated than you had heard, they’re also none of your business. Making assumptions will only lead to problems. So when you get that email or text, just hit ‘delete’ and move on.

Daily Flirt:
You need to scope out some new art today — maybe hitting a gallery, maybe lurking in alleys to check out graffiti or maybe even coming up with some on your own to show to the world.

Daily Couples:
You’ve been laying the groundwork for some big changes, and now it’s starting to pay off. Expect good things to start happening — your already excellent life with your honey is about to get even better.

Daily Singles:
All that glitters is not gold. Flash doesn’t always equal substance. The best person for you isn’t necessarily the one drawing all the attention. Look beyond the glitz.

Career & Finance:
If you want to throw open the window and scream that you’re mad as heck and not going to take this anymore, it’s already been done. You can put your own twist on the story, though.

Horoscope Source

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Today is:
June 22, 2008 (*)

Today’s Fairy Oracle: Stand Your Ground
Today’s Tarot Card: King of Swords

*Harvest Day:
Gather the rewards of the seeds planted and work done, both physically and spiritually.

Sunday:
Governed by the Sun – healing, spirituality, success, strength, protection

Colors:
yellow, orange, gold, amber

The Moon:
3rd Quarter waning in Aquarius

Waning Moon: From Full Moon to New Moon is a time for study, meditation, and magical work designed to banish harmful energies.

Moon in Aquarius: Rebellious energy. Time to break habits and make abrupt change. Personal freedom and individuality are the focus.

(Source for above information, excluding divinatory cards: Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2008 )

The Sun:
Cancer

With a Cancer Sun, you are a somewhat complex character – kind, diplomatic, sympathetic, highly sensitive and deeply emotional, yet very defensive, protective and at times quite unforgiving – unable to forget even a minor slight. You possess a powerful imagination, and on occasions, you bring a touch of genius into the more profound affairs of life, to your and everyone else’s surprise! Comfort, pleasure and relaxation are all found in your own little retreat, the home and family. Instinctive, maternal/paternal nurturing qualities make you an excellent parent and home-maker. With a sense of sound economy, you also have talent for business, but your changeable nature suggests that partnership of some form is safer than go-it-alone enterprises. Hitting one of your frequent emotional lows could precipitate disaster, having no obligation to a second party. To develop your personality to its fullest potential, the main task is one of keeping the outlook free of morbidity, and preventing depletion of emotional energy through wrong thinking. You need to cultivate a positive mental outlook. Likely occupations are nautical professions and work connected with the sea, institutional work, businesses and professions dealing with liquids, or professional occupations to do with religion. (Source)

Today’s Horoscope for Leo:

Quickie
Where did all of your patience go? Try to bring it back by living in the moment.

Overview
The situation keeps changing underneath you, but you can adapt and change right along with it. Keep an open mind and make sure that you are thinking at least one step ahead for most of the day.

Daily Extended
Today will go by much slower than you would like — it’s tonight or tomorrow that’s where you really want to be! But you will have to wait, and there is no getting around it. Where did all of your patience go? You can bring it back by trying to focus on living in the moment. Try to focus on what you’re doing today and time will go a little bit faster. Spending all your energy thinking about the future is telling the universe that you don’t appreciate what you have — and that’s not true, is it?

Daily Flirt:
Things aren’t going to change much today — so you need to change around them if you want to feel right. Fortunately for you, that’s not so hard, thanks to your great, adaptable energy.

Daily Couples:
Sometimes you need to set personal gain aside and focus on what’s best for your relationship. Working together with your partner, you can achieve a balance that will leave you both happy.

Daily Singles:
Don’t let pride get in the way of saying sorry to someone you’d rather not lose. Ruining a potentially great relationship isn’t worth being right all the time. Learn to let things go.

Career & Finance:
You’ve learned that going up the chain of command leads to serious ego clashes, not to mention power struggles. So go laterally. There are plenty of coworkers on your level that can help you to the top.

(Source)

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Today is:
June 20, 2008

Today’s Faerie Oracle: “Letting Go” (upright!)
Today’s Tarot Card: Six of Wands (Victory!)

*Planting Day

*SUMMER SOLSTICE/MIDSUMMER ~LITHA~*

A magickal holiday, and the day when the veil is thinnest between the human realm and the faerie realm! I’m really hoping to be able to write, at length, about this holiday before day’s end.

*Sun shifts from Gemini to Cancer*

Friday:
Governed by Venus – Love, friendship, reconciliation, beauty

Colors:
white, pink, rose, purple, coral

The Moon:
3rd Quarter waning in Capricorn, void of course at 2:02 p.m. US Central through 4:33 a.m. tomorrow when it shifts into Aquarius.

Waning Moon: Waning, from Full Moon to New Moon is a time for study, meditation, and magical work designed to banish harmful energies.

Moon in Capricorn: Develops strong structure. Focus on traditions, responsibilities, and obligations. A good time to set boundaries and rules.

Moon Void-of-Course: Just before the moon enters a new sign, it will make one final aspect (angular relationship) to another planet. Between that last aspect and the entrance of the Moon into the next sign it is said to be void-of-course. Activities begun when the Moon is void-of-course rarely come to fruition, or they turn out very differently than planned.

(Source for the above information, excluding divination cards: Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2008 )

The Sun:

Gemini, “The Twins”, through 6:59 p.m. this evening, then the sun shifts to:

Cancer, “The Crab”.

View older Daily Dose posts for information on Gemini (and watch for a possible future article on the subject based on what I’ve learned thus far).

Here’s a bit on Cancer energy and influences:

The Principle of Security

Element-Water
Quality-Cardinal
Symbol-The Crab
Sun Sign Dates– June 22 to July 23 (varies according to year)
Planetary Ruler-Moon
Natural Zodiac Affinity-Fourth House

Cancer is a sensitive sign, capable of sensing the ebb and flow of it’s environment and the fluctuating moods of other people. How can it do this? Because Cancer understands emotion. Cancer understands feelings. Cancer is especially susceptible to the waxing and waning of the lunar cycles and so appears moody to those who are not aware of this fact. Cancer can play the role of either the mother hen or the little baby. Immature is a Cancer keyword. No, all Cancers are not immature! They can be the best at nurturing, or they can be extremely self-protective. It’s easy for Cancer to feel slighted. “Hey! What about me?” As an aggressive Cardinal sign they can still display a good deal of self-interest.

Cancer is one of the most tenacious signs you’ll ever meet. They know how to hang in there when the going gets tough. They may be whining and carrying on the whole time, but they don’t give up! Here of course we’re referring to the pure energy. Think of the crab in the sea. This little guy knows all about going with the flow, Cancers can be traditional too. Go with the flow. Let someone else blaze new trails. Why upset the status quo? Cancer has enough to worry about. Their safety and security for one thing. Back to the little crab in the big ocean. This is another sweet sign you don’t want to cross. Cancer can be mean as the dickens if you step over their boundaries. Ouch! They’re a defensive bunch too.

Cancers many moods will teach you the art of gentle diplomacy whether you want to learn it or not. Cancer doesn’t forget either. They have very good memories and a fondness for reliving the past, for good or ill. Don’t try to hide anything from a Cancer. Sometimes they get a gut feeling about things. They’re like your mother was. They just know stuff. They’re usually right. Many Cancers are attuned to domestic things, too.

Pure Cancer energy is …..
* sensitive to the desires and needs of others
* feels a strong need to protect themselves
* a hard time letting go of the past
* a retentive memory
* playing the role of “big mama/daddy or can be the baby
* can be overly touchy, sensitive and insecure
* avoiding upsetting the status quo
* can be very tenacious
* often quite domestic
* ups and downs/mood changes

(Source)

*Note: I’ll find different sources/learning materials each day as I can, accumulate the information, and my goal is to write a piece in my own words based on what I’ve learned at the end of the month.

Today’s Horoscope for Leo:

Quickie
Someone you care about will throw a wrench into your plans — don’t get frustrated.

Overview
See if you can just hear people out without getting your ego involved. That may be harder than you think — on a day like today, it’s far too easy to interpret every scrap of criticism as a slight!

Daily Extended
Someone you care about will throw a wrench into your plans for today, and you will have to do your best to avoid getting angry about not getting what you want. Work with them to solve their problem, and not only will you be seen as a helpful and kind person, you will help remove that old wrench and get things back on track. See — sometimes being selfless and helping someone else enables you to actually help yourself! That’s what you call a real win-win situation.

Daily Flirt:
You need to set aside any concerns you might have about credit or blame, and just accept whatever comes your way — this time. Your ego might shake with rage for a moment, but things get better quickly.

Daily Couples:
It’s one thing to listen when your sweetie tells you what they want you to do, and another to act on it. Make sure your follow through is as good as your intentions!

Daily Singles:
Is your arrogance misrepresenting you to new people? Even though you’re proud of your successes doesn’t mean you need to list them all at dinner. Let the other person discover your greatness on their own.

Career & Finance
If at first you don’t move forward, go around. You need permission, but make sure you find out from whom. The perfect authority is out there, so don’t settle for ‘no.’

(Source)

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Today is:
June 19, 2008

*Planting Day

Moon in Capricorn, waning:: This is a Earth sign. It is a good time to sow Root plants like Beetroot, Carrots, Chives, Jerusalem Artichokes, Kohl Rabi, Onions, Radish, Spring Onions, Swedes, Turnips, but it would not be a good time to sow Flower plants like Angelica, Borage, Calabrese, Caraway, Cauliflowers, Wormwood (Source)

*Note: as the moon is waning, this is also an excellent time for pruning and weeding gardens – both physically and spiritually.

Today’s Fairy Oracle: Letting Go, Inverted
Today’s Tarot Card: Five of Swords, Inverted

Thursday:
Governed by Jupiter – expansion, money, prosperity, generosity

Colors:
green, turquoise, white, purple, crimson

The Moon:
3rd Quarter Waning in Capricorn

Waning Moon: Waning, from Full Moon to New Moon, is a time for study, meditation, and magical work designed to banish harmful energies.

Moon in Capricorn: Develops strong structure. Focus on traditions, responsibilities, and obligations. A good time to set boundaries and rules.

The Sun:
Gemini, The Twins

Here’s what I’ve learned about Gemini Energy thus far:

June 13

June 12

June 10

June 9

June 8

June 7

*Note to Self: What I’d actually like to do is to re-read all of these sources, consult a few more, then write my own understanding of Gemini influences.  It’s one thing to scout, copy, and paste – but it’s a new way of understanding to chew it up, swallow it down, and regurgitate it in my own way.  I’d like to do this with each month’s signs, actually, and add a new page to The Road Home for Zodiac.  Of course, whether or not I’ll have the time, energy, or creative flow to accomplish this is another thing entirely… but the idea is here and I’ve written it down.

Other Planetary Influences:
Mercury Direct @ 9:31 a.m. US Central

Mercury’s direct station is usually the most difficult day of the whole retrograde, and this day may be especially difficult with the Sun and Venus at a standoff with the Moon and Pluto. Not only will Mercury bring miscommunications, Internet problems, and travel problems around that day, there will also be lots jealousy and fear in our minds. Some could be rather passionate around this time, and sex could be a driving force. (source)

The influences of Mercury Direct are also dependent on where Mercury is in your chart. This source offers information on finding Mercury’s location in your natal chart, and understanding how it influences you at this time. Here’s what mine said:

7/31 to 8/29 3 Arms, Communications, & Letters

Third House

The missing letter somehow arrives. The forgotten phone call is made. A misplaced (and crucial) file is found. Something lost is found here, and that lost something deals with communications, transportation, or accounting. You’ll be glad to get the piece of the cover, unless you are the one that intentionally hid it. -)

Today’s Horoscope for Leo:

Quickie
In everything you do today, your enthusiasm will bubble up and make everyone smile.

Overview
Take in as much information as you can today, because your decision-making process is wholly dependent on what you know. You may want to defer action until as late in the day as possible.

Daily Extended
In everything you do today, your enthusiasm will bubble up and pour all over everyone who is around you. You will be a ‘happiness’ contagion! Spreading smiles is something you’ll do without any extra effort, and it will create a chain reaction of cheerfulness that will make people want to listen to you. This is a wonderful day for a party or any other type of group situation where good vibes are helpful. You can be the center of all the fun — if you let yourself.

Daily Flirt:
You have to act like a parent today, listening to everyone tell their sides of the story before making up your mind. It could get a little tedious after a while, but you know it’s the right thing to do.

Daily Couples:
What you see as sharing your excitement over your relationship, your friends might view as bragging. Keep in mind that while they’re happy for you, they don’t want to hear all the details!

Daily Singles:
Your resourcefulness helps put your back on track when it comes to looking for the ideal dating situation. Whether you’re on the prowl at the gym or looking at more than melons n the produce isle, you’re ready for love.

Career & Finance
All the potential in the world won’t help you if you can’t stay focused. Listen to your flittering and flickering thoughts, then concentrate.

(source)

Other sources used for today’s influences: Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2008

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Today is:
June 18, 2008
*FULL MOON

*Neither planting or harvest day

Today’s Fairy: Higher Consciousness
Today’s Tarot: Five of Swords

Wednesday:
Governed by Mercury – study, travel, divination, wisdom

Colors:
yellow, brown, white, topaz

The Moon:
2nd Quarter waxing in Sagittarius, Full Moon @ 12:30 p.m. U.S. Central, void-of-course @ 4:37 p.m., moon enters Capricorn @ 4:51 p.m. US Central

Waxing Moon: From New Moon to Full Moon is the ideal time to do magic to draw things to you.

Moon in Sagittarius: Encourages confidence and flights of imagination. This is an adventurous, philosophical, and athletic Moon sign. Favors expansion and growth.

FULL MOON:
June’s Full Moon is called the Mead Moon, also known as Moon of Horses, Lover’s Moon, Strong Sun Moon, Honey Moon, Aerra Litha (Before Lithia), Brachmanoth (Break Month), Strawberry Moon, Rose Moon, Moon of Making Fat.

June’s Power Flow: full but restful energy; protect, strengthen, and prevent. A time of Light; Earth tides are turning. Decision-making, taking responsibility for present happenings. Work on personal inconsistencies. Strengthen and reward yourself for your positive traits. (Source for June’s Moon info: Moon Magick by D.J. Conway)

Another source:

Full Moon: The Moon’s most powerful phase, when we see her entire illuminated face. This a a time of fulfillment, activity, increased psychic ability, for perfecting ideas, “getting your act together,” celebrations, or renewing commitments to people or projects. The best time for spells of any kind.

June: The Moon of the month of Gemini, this period honors twins and the sacred marriage of the god and goddess, bringing two into one. (source: Moon Spells by Diane Ahlquist)

Void-of-course: Just before the Moon enters a new sign, it will make one final aspect (angular relationship) to another planet. Between that last aspect and the entrance of the Moon into the next sign it is said to be void-of-course. Activities begin when the Moon is void-of-course rarely come to fruition, or they turn out very differently than planned.

Moon in Capricorn: Develops strong structure. Focus on traditions, responsibilities, and obligations. A good time to set boundaries and rules.

The Sun:
Gemini
The Twins
(see previous Daily Dose posts for more information on Gemini Energy)
(The Sun enters Cancer in two days, on Friday, June 20)

Other Planetary Shifts:
Venus entered Cancer @ 3:48 a.m. U.S. Central

Venus in Cancer:

Venus in Cancer indicates a very sensitive, warm-hearted, protective, affectionate and deeply emotional romantic nature. For general well-being and emotional security you require a safe home and a loving family. In romance, your super-sensitive feelings are vulnerable to the least slight – you are very fragile in this area, thus easily hurt. Your lack of romantic self-confidence requires that your partner demonstrates constant affection and devotion. Your moodiness, sentimentality and tendency to sulk could present some problems, but on the whole, you are the ideal marriage partner in that you cherish your home and family, seeking a stable and affectionate domestic life. (source)

Summary: Well, with the moon waxing to full in the power flows of June and Gemini, and with Venus shifting into Cancer it sounds like a day for honoring, celebrating, and re-enforcing love and relationships. Mercury’s influence along with Capricorn Lunar energy indicates this would be a great day for communication within relationships, including defining boundaries. I also have to include, for my own self, the influences of the day’s divinitory cards, so when celebrating and/or discussing love and relationships, I should do so from a higher consciousness, careful to keep morals in tact and not fall victim to “all about me” thinking.

Today’s Horoscope for Leo:

Quickie
There is no reason for you to tolerate someone’s arrogance. Stand up for yourself.

Overview
You are feeling generous today — much more so than usual and so much so that it may draw attention (and praise) from an unexpected source. Keep it up and you’ll develop a great reputation!

Daily Extended
There is no reason for you to tolerate someone whose arrogance verges on rudeness today, no matter who they are. So if you feel you’re being taken advantage of or talked down to, do not hesitate to stand up for yourself and set this person right! Compromising your dignity is never acceptable. And if you are dealing with someone who you think might be unreasonable or even dangerous, then defend yourself by walking away. Do not dignify a bully by dealing with a bully.

Daily Flirt:
Your giant heart sometimes gets you in trouble, but today it’s nothing but rainbows and puppy dogs for you and your people! They adore your great energy, and you can’t help but help them out.

Daily Couples:
You’re generally happy, but you’re still feeling the urge to make some changes. If you’ve fallen into a routine with your sweetie, try mixing things up a bit. It doesn’t take much to make things seem new and interesting again.

Daily Singles:
Tired of waiting for Cupid to notice you? Get focused on the task at hand and grab your sexiest outfit for a night on the town with friends. You never know who’s eye you’ll catch.

Career & Finance:
Just like being in love magnifies someone’s good qualities, so disliking someone magnifies their bad qualities. Be professional, and don’t be bothered by such pettiness.

(Source)

Other sources used:
Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebok 2008

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