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Today is:
August 7, 2008

*Planting Day

** Lammas (Lughnasadh) Celebration of the Harvest. Modern times make appreciation for harvest difficult, but back in the day, people’s livelihood was based on their crops. The harvest meant everything, and today marks the day of the traditional celebration of harvest, when people were able to reep the rewards of the seeds they’d planted in spring, and the laboring they’ve done through the summer to tend to their crops.

Today’s Tarot: Four of Pentacles, Inverted
Today’s Fairy Oracle: Making New Friends, Inverted

Thursday:
*Governed by Jupiter – expansion, money, prosperity, generosity (ties right in to today’s tarot card!)

Color:
*Green

The Moon:
*1st Quarter Waxing in Libra; Void-of-Course @ 4:01 a.m. US Central; Enters Scorpio @ 6:26 a.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: 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 Scorpio: Increases awareness of psychic power. Precipitates psychic crises and ends connections thoroughly. People have a tendency to brood and become secretive.

*Source: Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2008

The Sun:
Leo, the Lion

Click here for a previous post detailing the energy and correspondences of Sun in Leo

Today’s Horoscope for Leo:

Quickie
Be self-centered in a professional sense — focus on things that help your career.

Overview
Watch out for ego conflicts today — and you might be one of the fighters! Your ability to sidestep delicate dramas is tested, so be ready for an onslaught of folks with nothing better to do.

Daily Extended
At work, now is the time for you to be a model employee in every sense of the word — important people are keeping an eye on you! So resist the urge to goof off when you have some free time. If you can, go back and double check your work to make sure you’ve covered all the details. Become self-centered in a professional sense — you should only pay attention to things today that will help you or your career. Gossiping or laughing do not make the cut.

Daily Flirt:
You’re proud of yourself, and with good reason, but you’ve still got to deal with some serious weirdness today — maybe folks are starting to ask stupid questions. Just roll your eyes and move on.

Daily Couples:
You seem to know intuitively just what to do to make your honey feel special. They may not even realize they’re giving you signs, but you’re picking them up and responding with just what they need.

Daily Singles:
When you find yourself attracted to someone new, watch for plotters in your midst. There could be a jealous pal who’d rather you stay single than couple up with another person. Be compassionate but hold your ground.

Daily Career:
Being thorough is easier than it seems. Don’t waste time looking too deeply. The answers you need for these particular issues are just beneath the surface.

Horoscope Source: http://shine.yahoo.com/astrology/

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