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The story is beginning to accumulate in my mind. I understand the Turtle is taming the Lizard… go a head and dream of the future, know what there is to know, but don’t think that “knowing” is permission to skip the necessary steps of getting there.  Turn off the outside world and travel inward, communing not only with Self, but with the Powers that be – the Masculine and Feminine all that is – God and Goddess.  Put fears and worries aside, otherwise they’ll be manifested, and trust that my needs will be met in time – and while I’m waiting in solitary reflection, express my innermost thoughts creatively, and with a grateful spirit, unabashedly unique.

I feel better.  Seriously… I woke up slightly irritable, and I feel much better.

Here are the day’s correspondences:

Today is:
September 18, 2008

*Planting Day
Last Night: Resting Place
This Morning: Coffee Thoughts & Dreamscapes
Today’s Tarot: The Hermit
Today’s Fairy: Happily Ever After (Inverted)
Today’s Animal: Turtle
Today’s Tao: Creativity

Thursday:
Governed by Jupiter: Expansion, money, prosperity, generosity

Colors:
Green, turquoise, white, purple, crimson

The Moon:
Third Quarter Waning in Taurus

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

Moon in Taurus:
Things begun now last longest, tend to increase in value, and become hard to change. Brings out an appreciation for beauty and sensory experience.

Source: Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2008

Sun:
Virgo, The Virgin

As the sixth sign of the zodiac, Virgo represents the sixth stage in the evolution of man and his place in the universe. In Leo the need is to discover and develop man’s individuality and creative potential. In Virgo the need is to find ways to put man’s individual talents to the best possible use. This is why Virgo is known as the sign of service. For many Virgos, the need to make things better is satisfied by pursuing careers in health-related fields or in other areas such as teaching, labor relations, environmental protection, social work, or religious counseling. Though most of them do have altruistic motives in helping others, it must also be said that Virgos have a tendency to act the martyr when their service or counseling is ignored, and it is not unheard of for them to use guilt as a weapon when they want to elicit the attention and cooperation of others. Virgos have to learn that helping others to improve is one thing, but pushing them toward goals of perfection they cannot hope to accomplish is destructive as well as impossible.

Virgos adapt to change. This trait is a strength because it is a survival mechanism, and a weakness because it makes them vulnerable to the demands and influence of other people. Instinctively responsive to the needs of others, they usually adapt to different people and changing circumstances by finding ways to make themselves useful. The Virgin is the astrological symbol of Virgo and, like the true virgin, most Virgos are shy. Like a virgin waiting to give herself to the perfect lover, Virgos are also idealistic. Unfortunately when they allow idealism to get out of hand, nothing is accomplished. The virgin becomes a bitter spinster and talents die on the vine. Though intensely personal situations are inhibiting, there are other situations when Virgos can be very dynamic. When the spotlight is not directly on them but on a product or a service they offer, they are excellent salespersons.

Virgos react to what they experience by assessing its practical worth. Before they take physical action, before they sort out their emotional involvement, and before they reason it out intellectually, they must ascertain what tangible advantages are to be gained from the experience. If the advantages they find are not necessarily useful to them, they are willing to give them to those who can benefit. Virgos are effective negotiators. They patiently endure endless details and responsibilities if convinced it accomplishes an end they think justifies their efforts.

Mercury, planet of the intellect, rules Virgo, giving Virgos an analytical approach to life. That communication is important to Virgos is aptly demonstrated by the fact that so many of them are very talkative. They love books, magazines, and writing. With a critical eye for organization and detail and their constant search for perfection, Virgos have an irresistible urge to improve everything and everyone, whether they need it or not. Virgos are not above using their inability to achieve perfection as an excuse for their own idleness and unproductiveness. Out of character with their true nature, these Virgos are sloppy, disorganized, and irresponsible. What is worse, their own bad habits do not in the least inhibit them from criticizing others for the same behavior. Their analytical ability makes them excellent critics of the talent and performance of those more skilled than themselves. Virgos need to think that what they do is of a practical and helpful nature. The worthiness of their self-sacrificing efforts is spoiled at times however, when they exact tangible proof of gratitude from those who benefited from their actions.

Likely to be health conscious, many Virgos make an effort to stay physically fit. If they are convinced that results can be achieved, they don’t mind tedious exercise routines. They enjoy tennis, racquetball, swimming, sailing, fishing, and biking. As athletes, Virgos are not overly competitive. Most of them do however, attempt to perfect whatever skills they do have in a particular sport. They are likely to be talented craftsman, seamstresses, or designers, and may have particular interest in such things as cartography, travel, and philately.

Virgo colors are blue, yellow, gray, tan, navy, and lilac. Vulnerable parts of the body are the sinuses, respiratory system, and bowels. Colds, flu, allergies, and constipation are common Virgo complaints. The sapphire, which is a variety of the mineral corundum, is Virgo’s birthstone. This gem was considered by ancient societies as a love charm. Though they come in a variety of colors and can even be transparent, the most valuable sapphires are blue. Blue is also the principal color associated with Virgo. Flowers and plants for Virgo include the aster, chrysanthemum, ivy, and fern.

Source: http://www.psychicfred.com/astrotext/virgo.htm

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Today is:
September 17, 2008

*Harvest Day

Today’s Coffee Thoughts & Dreamscapes: Mesmerizing Mountains, Seductive Sands
Today’s Tarot Card: 4 of Swords, Inverted (rest and healing)
Today’s Fairy Oracle: Visualization (opening the psychic eye)
Today’s Animal Medicine Card: Lizard (dreaming)
Today’s Tao Card: Like a Child (innocence and trust)

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

The Moon:
3rd Quarter Waning in Aries; void of course @ 5:26 p.m., enters Taurus @ 7:56 p.m. (US CENTRAL)

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

Moon in Aries: Good for starting things. Things occur rapidly, but quickly pass. People tend to be argumentative and assertive.

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 rearely come to fruition, or they turn out very differently than planned.

Moon in Taurus: Things begun now last longest, tend to increase in value, and become hard to change. Brings out an appreciation for beauty and sensory experience.

Source: Llewllyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2008

The Sun:
Virgo, The Virgin

The Principle of Discernment and Boundaries

Element-Earth
Quality-Mutable
Symbol-The Virgin
Sun Sign Dates-August 24 to September 23
Planetary Ruler-Mercury
Natural Zodiac Affinity-Sixth House

Virgo has a mission. The mission of Virgo is to separate what is useful from that which is not useful. This is called discernment. This is a sign that needs to feel a sense of usefulness and purpose. Someone needs to create order from chaos. They’ve earned a reputation for being too critical. Don’t take their criticism personally. Everyone and everything is subject to the same scrutiny. Those who are comfortable in chaos will not last long around Virgo. Their perfectionist drive comes from their innermost being. They may seem picky and uptight to other people but the reason why Virgo can get so uptight is because theirs is a never-ending job. There is always work to be done and so much of it is not fully appreciated by other people. Remember, Virgo has a large contribution to make to the world. Do you want your dentist to be a slob? Do you want to sleep on unchanged sheets in a hotel room? Do you care if the cook washes his hands? Virgo has taken on the job of worry and concern over the everyday duties that actually make life liveable in so many unseen ways. Virgo is the civilizing effect on mankind.

Virgo is into reality. They don’t dream about what is possible- they do it. If the five senses cannot detect it, then what use is that? Virgo has a talent for logical analysis. Virgo and Gemini are both ruled by Mercury. Virgo sorts through the Gemini function which takes in everything. It sorts through it and files away that which may be used later if necessary then tosses out that which has no use. Pure Virgo energy always knows where the scissors are. A place for everything and everything in it’s place. If you won’t do it, then they will. Virgo likes to help. It’s a service-oriented sign.

Thank a Virgo today for being humble enough to do what needs to be done. For taking the time to fuss over the small details which enhance the quality of life in so many practical ways.

Pure Virgo energy is….
* an instinctive talent for analyzing things in a logical manner
* creating order from chaos
* leans towards worry and concern
* seeking perfection
* geared towards getting the job done
* wants to feel useful
* fact oriented-leans towards skepticism until proven
* usually feels that “cleanliness is next to godliness.”
* a lot of mental anxiety over outcomes
* detail oriented
* learning to draw boundaries and to say, “no”
* the craftsman/craftswoman

Source: http://www.skyviewzone.com/astrology/virgosign.htm

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Today is:
August 17, 2008

*Planting Day

Of Significance today:
*Dad comes to visit
*Met T four months ago, 4/17

Today’s Coffee Thoughts: Ah Choo! (And Books)
Today’s Tarot Card: Queen of Cups
Today’s Fairy Oracle: Body Movement

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

Colors:
Yellow, orange, gold, amber

The Moon:
3rd Quarter Waning in Aquarius, void-of-course @ 12:14 a.m., enters Pisces @ 2:46 a.m.

Waning Moon: Waning moon is when the moon appears to be shrinking in the sky, the last two weeks of the moon’s twenty-eight day cycle. Each night the light of the moon gets smaller and smaller until ultimately, the moon appears invisible and is completely out of sight. During this two weeks, it’s best for doing magickal workings to rid yourself of things, to cast away negative energies, or to break habits. If you want to keep your nails short, trim them during waning moon. Want to slow the growth of your hair? Cut it during waning moon. Want to end a certain relationship? Waning moon is best. Quit smoking? Lose weight? Waning moon lends its energies to these types of magickal workings.

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

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. (Ties in perfectly with that Queen of Cups, dontchya think?)

*Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2008

The Sun:
Leo, The Lion

The Sun Rules the Sign of Leo

  • On the downside: You may have a heavy ego, and you can be arrogant, vain, and extravagant.
  • Your good qualities include: A strong vitality, honorable, creative, generous, dignified.
  • Developing your own self identity and mode of creative energy expression will be your ongoing life’s work.

Leo has a great deal of self confidence but they also have a great fear of being ridiculed and made to feel disgraced. While Leo is very affectionate there is a tendency to have things their way and may rapidly lose interest if they are challenged too often for the leading role. They will have to learn to discipline themselves against their overall enthusiasm for living life to the fullest, which is to say, dangerously on the edge. The creative urge in Leos should never be stifled as to do so a good deal of potential will be wasted.

Leos are found as painters, actors, or sculptors; but not all Leos are in the public arts, no, rather they can be found in the throes of creation doing their projects on the kitchen table. They have an infectious vitality that lights up their lives like an inner sun and illuminates not only their lives, but the lives of those around them. Lack of fulfillment in life, professionally or personally, can destroy these bright and shinning people and cloud their personalities.Leos need control in their lives to be really satisfied so organization is absolutely essential to their peace of mind.

A leo should cultivate a flexible mind as they do not always ‘know best’.

Only when this trait is cultivated can the characteristic Leonine warmth, generosity, and desire to really understand others be fully indulged.

The lions love and adore children as they bring out the inner child. Leos are surprisingly sensitive and easily hurt, but they do have a tendency to dominate and this should never be underestimated. It is always meant well as they only want to bring out the best in the people they care about, or work with. They also tend toward impatience and they should make curbing these traits a lifelong objective. Born leaders, they can take command of a situation in any emergency and see it through to its completion. The enthusiams they acquired in childhood will generally last a lifetime and may even dictate the career one would choose.

They can be too status conscious, causing themselves much anguish when, or if, they cannot keep up with others in their immediate circle. They can also be quite overbearing and vain when they feel they are being challenged. On the other hand, the lions make great lovers and parents, giving more to a relationship than most of the other signs. They are good honorable persons and good providers.

Source: http://www.starlightastrology.com/leo-sun.htm

Today’s Horoscope for Leo:

Quickie
Adamant about having no financial dealings with friends? You should rethink that.

Overview
You should be able to feel the creative energy welling up in you from deep within — so make sure to do something cool with it! You don’t have to create a masterpiece, but you should at least try something new.

Daily Extended:
You’ve mixed business with your personal life in the past, and it was a big mistake. So when it looks like it might happen again, it’s understandable that respond by being adamant about having no financial dealings with people who you consider friends. But by sticking to this strict policy, you could be missing out on a great thing. There are exceptions to every rule, and today you should put some extra effort into determining whether or not this could be one of them.

Daily Flirt:
Things might be weird today, but you can get just as weird in response! Try to show off your creative side, because there’s at least one interested party who really wants to see it.

Daily Couples:
Your creative side hasn’t been getting enough attention lately, and it’s time to change that. For inspiration, take your sweetie on date to the art museum; then come home and work on your masterpiece.

Daily Singles:
When in an argument today, try not to fly off the handle. If you remain calm and collected, you could avoid a complete blowout altogether. Take the mature route instead of acting like a crazed fanatic. Excuse yourself before you say something you’ll regret.

Career & Finance:
Don’t react, respond. Just because others fly off the handle doesn’t mean you have to. You can put out the fire more effectively by avoiding reacting emotionally.

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

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Today is:
August 13, 2008

*Neither planting or harvest day

Today’s Coffee Thoughts: Leash that Monkey!
Today’s Tarot Card: 8 of Wands, Inverted
Today’s Fairy Oracle: Creative Expression, Inverted

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

Colors:
*yellow, brown, white, topaz

The Moon:
2nd quarter waxing in Capricorn

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

*Source: Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2008

The Sun:
Leo, The Lion

Click here for the influences and energy of the Sun in Leo

Today’s Horoscope for Leo:

Quickie
Don’t brag about how healthy you are becoming — everyone makes different choices.

Overview
You’re excited about something big that seems like it could change your life, but you may need to keep it to yourself for the time being. Things are still complicated for your people and they need to approach you.

Daily Extended
The work you’ve been putting in at the gym is starting to pay off, but not everyone has been following your progress as closely as you think — don’t get upset if no one has noticed you lost a pound or gained some muscles. And whatever you do, don’t brag about how healthy you are becoming — especially right in front of a friend of yours who’s about to lunge into an ice cream sundae! You have to be sensitive to the fact that not everyone will make the same kinds of choices that you have.

Daily Flirt:
You’re all excited over something new, but you need to let other folks have their say too! It’s sadly easy to get wrapped up in your own business so much that everyone else decides to ignore you!

Daily Couples:
Your honey has something on their mind. Let them give you all the details before you offer any advice. Just saying it out loud may help them figure out what they need to do.

Daily Singles:
A strong sense of what you want comes in handy when pursuing a new lover. Nothing holds up romance faster than a wishy-washy partner. Make sure you tell this new person exactly what you want and when. Confidence is sexy.

Career & Finance
Some may look at you and mutter, have you no self respect? But others look at you and see someone working with unbridled enthusiasm. You know which is your boss and which is the competition.

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

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Today is:
August 10, 2008

*Turning of Age

*Neither planting or harvest day

Today’s Tarot: Six of Swords
Today’s Fairy Oracle: Vizualization, Inverted

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

Colors:
yellow, orange, gold, amber

The Moon:
Second quarter waxing in Sagittarius

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 Sagittarius: *Encourages confidence and flights of imagination. This is an adventurous, philosophical, and athletic Moon sign. Favors expansion and growth. (Ties in well with today’s Tarot and Fairy Oracle, dontchya think?)

*Source: Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2008

The Sun:
Leo, The Lion

The Sun Rules the Sign of Leo

  • On the downside: You may have a heavy ego, and you can be arrogant, vain, and extravagant.
  • Your good qualities include: A strong vitality, honorable, creative, generous, dignified.
  • Developing your own self identity and mode of creative energy expression will be your ongoing life’s work.

Leo has a great deal of self confidence but they also have a great fear of being ridiculed and made to feel disgraced. While Leo is very affectionate there is a tendency to have things their way and may rapidly lose interest if they are challenged too often for the leading role. They will have to learn to discipline themselves against their overall enthusiasm for living life to the fullest, which is to say, dangerously on the edge. The creative urge in Leos should never be stifled as to do so a good deal of potential will be wasted.

Leos are found as painters, actors, or sculptors; but not all Leos are in the public arts, no, rather they can be found in the throes of creation doing their projects on the kitchen table. They have an infectious vitality that lights up their lives like an inner sun and illuminates not only their lives, but the lives of those around them. Lack of fulfillment in life, professionally or personally, can destroy these bright and shinning people and cloud their personalities.Leos need control in their lives to be really satisfied so organization is absolutely essential to their peace of mind.

A leo should cultivate a flexible mind as they do not always ‘know best’.

Only when this trait is cultivated can the characteristic Leonine warmth, generosity, and desire to really understand others be fully indulged.

The lions love and adore children as they bring out the inner child. Leos are surprisingly sensitive and easily hurt, but they do have a tendency to dominate and this should never be underestimated. It is always meant well as they only want to bring out the best in the people they care about, or work with. They also tend toward impatience and they should make curbing these traits a lifelong objective. Born leaders, they can take command of a situation in any emergency and see it through to its completion. The enthusiams they acquired in childhood will generally last a lifetime and may even dictate the career one would choose.

They can be too status conscious, causing themselves much anguish when, or if, they cannot keep up with others in their immediate circle. They can also be quite overbearing and vain when they feel they are being challenged. On the other hand, the lions make great lovers and parents, giving more to a relationship than most of the other signs. They are good honorable persons and good providers.

Source: http://www.starlightastrology.com/leo-sun.htm

Today’s Horoscope for Leo:

Today, you should focus on meeting people and on building some new relationships.

Overview
Change is in the air and you’re enjoying what you see. It’s a good time to take the lead and try to steer things in a direction that you find more amenable. Your friends look to you for answers.

Daily Extended
Today, you should focus on meeting people and on building new relationships — your current ones are all doing well enough to be left alone for a while. You have the right amount of curiosity for what makes other people tick right now, and you know just the right questions to ask. Plus, your easygoing manner will help them loosen up and really be themselves. So if you’re torn between hanging out with an old friend or going to a gathering where you can meet someone new, opt for the newness.

Daily Flirt:
Sometimes, one little change can have a huge impact — and you’re right tin the middle of one! It’s pretty sweet to see your life rearrange itself, and you can tell that it’s almost all for the best!

Daily Couples:
You’ve got the travel bug, and you’ve got it bad! Spend some time pouring over the travel section of the paper with your sweetie and start planning that dream vacation together.

Daily Singles:
Pursuing someone new can be thrilling and scary at the same time. While you desire a totally fiery romance, take your time exploring what turns them on and off. There’s no rush to get to the finish line. Enjoy discovering where their passion lies.

Career & Finance:
Everyone needs a pat on the back every once in a while. If you saw someone slacking off you wouldn’t mince words. So don’t hold back on the praise, either. In fact, be downright magnanimous with it.

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

The horoscope aligns quite nicely with today’s Tarot card, including the need for travel!

Other Planetary Shifts:
Mercury enters Virgo at 5:51 a.m. US Central

Mercury in Virgo gives an intelligent, strong, versatile and analytical mind with great powers to attend to detail. You have a good memory and the ability to think practically and constructively. Your mental disposition is well-suited to demanding intellectual work and you may find success in fields such as science, teaching, administration or in jobs requiring detailed analytical ability. There is some predisposition to nervous excitement, headaches and needless worry over trivial matters.

Source: http://www.astrologyweekly.com/learn-astrology/mercury-in-virgo.php

With Mercury in Virgo you’re practical, logical, quick, precise, and have fine attention to detail as well as good common sense. Although Mercury rules Virgo and is thus strongly placed in this sign of discrimination, you must not forget that the world you live in is governed by emotions, prejudice and self-interest, not by logic. Be careful of getting bogged down on the small stuff or criticism in your relationships. You tend to be honest and a good speaker, but also intolerant of minds that are not as good as your own.

Source: http://www.myastrologybook.com/Mercury-in-Virgo-all-about-Virgo-Mercury.htm

Mercury will enter its own sign and exaltation, Virgo, on August 10th. This is great news for Mercury, which has been in a relatively weak position since it left Gemini in early July. But Mercury could not be any happier than it is in Virgo, a mutable/double earth sign, where the Trickster gets to apply all he’s learned to the real world. Mercury is right at home in mundane affairs, indeed. The only problem is that he rarely looks at the big picture, so busy is he running to and fro.
Source: http://gryphonastrology.com/blog/2008/07/30/mercury-in-virgo-august-10-august-30-best-location-all-year/

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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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Today is:
July 27, 2008
(Uncle H’s Birthday)

*Harvest Day

Today’s Tarot: Six of Cups
Today’s Fairy Oracle: Family Harmony

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

Colors:
yellow, orange, gold, amber

The Moon:
4th quarter waning, void-of-course as of 11:52 p.m. last night, enters Gemini @ 10:55 a.m.

Waning Moon: Waning moon is when the moon appears to be shrinking in the sky, the last two weeks of the moon’s twenty-eight day cycle. Each night the light of the moon gets smaller and smaller until ultimately, the moon appears invisible and is completely out of sight. During this two weeks, it’s best for doing magickal workings to rid yourself of things, to cast away negative energies, or to break habits. If you want to keep your nails short, trim them during waning moon. Want to slow the growth of your hair? Cut it during waning moon. Want to end a certain relationship? Waning moon is best. Quit smoking? Lose weight? Waning moon lends its energies to these types of magickal workings.

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: Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2008 )

Moon in Gemini: Things begun now are easily changed by outside influence. Time for shortcuts, communication, games, and fun.  (source: Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2008 )

The Sun:
Leo – The Lion

Click here for a previous post outlining various sources explaining influences of Sun in Leo.

Today’s Horoscope for Leo:

Quickie
This isn’t the time to go solo with your projects — teamwork is the best way to go.

Overview
Sit down with your family or coworkers and talk about the blue-sky stuff that doesn’t come up all that often. At least one person is sure to be surprised by how optimistic the rest of the group is.

Daily Extended
This is not the time to go solo with your projects. Teamwork is the best way to make good things happen in your life, now. There is real power in numbers, and it’s your task today to get together with as many other people as you can. Whether you join a group of people in order to get things done, travel to another country, or just sit around playing a board game, the crowd’s energy is where it’s at! One of the people you’ll be hooking up with today has something to teach you.

Daily Flirt:
You and your friends need to talk things over — you may be surprised to learn there’s a lot more going on between you than you’d ever have guessed. Once you all know what you want, getting it is easy.

Daily Couples:
Do something today that you’ve been been putting off; perhaps a task that your sweetie has been after you do to. Don’t say a word about it, just do it! You’ll feel great when you can cross it off your list.

Daily Singles:
Being indecisive on whether to accept an invitation could frustrate the host. Agree to attend only if you know for a fact you will be there. Otherwise, let the host know that you’re honored to be included but life is too chaotic to venture out.

(Source: http://shine.yahoo.com/astrology/)

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Today is:
July 24, 2008

*Harvest Day

Today’s Dreamscapes: Interior Design
Today’s Tarot Card: Nine of Swords
Today’s Fairy Oracle: Laughter
Possible Personal Influence: Alignment

The Moon:
3rd Quarter Waning in Aries

Waning Moon: Waning moon is when the moon appears to be shrinking in the sky, the last two weeks of the moon’s twenty-eight day cycle. Each night the light of the moon gets smaller and smaller until ultimately, the moon appears invisible and is completely out of sight. During this two weeks, it’s best for doing magickal workings to rid yourself of things, to cast away negative energies, or to break habits. If you want to keep your nails short, trim them during waning moon. Want to slow the growth of your hair? Cut it during waning moon. Want to end a certain relationship? Waning moon is best. Quit smoking? Lose weight? Waning moon lends its energies to these types of magickal workings.

Moon in Aries: You may be inclined to speak your mind more openly and aggressively, but expect others to do the same, and don’t be surprised if opinions conflict and tempers rise. Great ideas may spark, but the flames are quickly exhausted (no long burning embers here!), so jot the ideas down while they’re free-flowing, and manifest them later when the moon/sign combination is more in favor of long term results. Harness the spontaneous energy brought by the moon’s visit with Aries, but resist the tendency to be impulsive or headstrong. Emotions may run strong, but reason is required, so work at maintaining balance between heart and mind, without letting them go to war with one another.

The Sun:

Leo, The Lion
(See Yesterday’s post for Leo Influences)

Today’s Horoscope for Leo:

Quickie
Someone from a drastically different background will change one of your opinions.

Overview
You’re all about fun today, even if you’re behind a desk or dealing with difficult children. Somehow, your good energy shines through and you let people see how great life can be!

Daily Extended
You’ll meet up with someone from a drastically different background today, and they will have something serious to say that you should pay attention to, even if no one else wants to. This is a good learning experience for you, and when they share their ideas or thoughts with you, they are showing you that they trust you. You should respect that trust and return it by opening your mind and reserving judgment. They just might change one of your longest-held opinions.

Daily Flirt:
Your good mood is impossible to kill today, and you should find yourself smiling and humming no matter where you are or what’s going on around you. Encourage others to follow your lead!

Daily Couples:
One of your long-held beliefs may be challenged by your partner today. Instead of reacting negatively, hear them out. If you feel the point they’re making is a valid one, consider adapting your own opinion.

Daily Singles:
Today you might meet someone who changes your opinion about what’s considered romantic. Open your mind to the possibility that chivalry and tender gestures are not a thing of the past. The actions might be impractical but they sure are amorous.

Career & Finance
Don’t have any financial dealings until you’re sure. Listening to instinct will only elucidate so much. If you want things to really be clear, there’s no substitute for good, old-fashioned research.

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Today is:
July 23, 2008

*Harvest Day

Today’s Tarot: Ace of Pentacles, Inverted
Today’s Fairy Oracle: Inner Power

TODAY’S THE DAY: An Interesting Note – Alignment

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

Colors:
yellow, brown, white, topaz

The Moon:
3rd quarter waning in Aries
(Pisces to void-of-course @ 1:39 a.m. US Central, entered Aries at 3:22 a.m. US Central)

Waning Moon: Waning moon is when the moon appears to be shrinking in the sky, the last two weeks of the moon’s twenty-eight day cycle. Each night the light of the moon gets smaller and smaller until ultimately, the moon appears invisible and is completely out of sight. During this two weeks, it’s best for doing magickal workings to rid yourself of things, to cast away negative energies, or to break habits. If you want to keep your nails short, trim them during waning moon. Want to slow the growth of your hair? Cut it during waning moon. Want to end a certain relationship? Waning moon is best. Quit smoking? Lose weight? Waning moon lends its energies to these types of magickal workings.

Moon in Aries: You may be inclined to speak your mind more openly and aggressively, but expect others to do the same, and don’t be surprised if opinions conflict and tempers rise. Great ideas may spark, but the flames are quickly exhausted (no long burning embers here!), so jot the ideas down while they’re free-flowing, and manifest them later when the moon/sign combination is more in favor of long term results. Harness the spontaneous energy brought by the moon’s visit with Aries, but resist the tendency to be impulsive or headstrong. Emotions may run strong, but reason is required, so work at maintaining balance between heart and mind, without letting them go to war with one another.

The Sun:

Leo, The Lion (My time to shine!)

The Sun Rules the Sign of Leo

  • On the downside:  You may have a heavy ego, and you can be arrogant, vain, and extravagant.
  • Your good qualities include:  A strong vitality, honorable, creative, generous, dignified.
  • Developing your own self identity and mode of creative energy expression will be your ongoing life’s work.

Leo has a great deal of self confidence but they also have a great fear of being ridiculed and made to feel disgraced. While Leo is very affectionate there is a tendency to have things their way and may rapidly lose interest if they are challenged too often for the leading role. They will have to learn to discipline themselves against their overall enthusiasm for living life to the fullest, which is to say, dangerously on the edge. The creative urge in Leos should never be stifled as to do so a good deal of potential will be wasted.

  Leos are found as painters, actors, or sculptors; but not all Leos are in the public arts, no, rather they can be found in the throes of creation doing their projects on the kitchen table. They have an infectious vitality that lights up their lives like an inner sun and illuminates not only their lives, but the lives of those around them. Lack of fulfillment in life, professionally or personally, can destroy these bright and shinning people and cloud their personalities.Leos need control in their lives to be really satisfied so organization is absolutely essential to their peace of mind.

  A leo should cultivate a flexible mind as they do not always ‘know best’.

Only when this trait is cultivated can the characteristic Leonine warmth, generosity, and desire to really understand others be fully indulged.

 

  The lions love and adore children as they bring out the inner child. Leos are surprisingly sensitive and easily hurt, but they do have a tendency to dominate and this should never be underestimated. It is always meant well as they only want to bring out the best in the people they care about, or work with. They also tend toward impatience and they should make curbing these traits a lifelong objective. Born leaders, they can take command of a situation in any emergency and see it through to its completion. The enthusiams they acquired in childhood will generally last a lifetime and may even dictate the career one would choose.

 They can be too status conscious, causing themselves much anguish when, or if, they cannot keep up with others in their immediate circle. They can also be quite overbearing and vain when they feel they are being challenged. On the other hand, the lions make great lovers and parents, giving more to a relationship than most of the other signs. They are good honorable persons and good providers.

Source: http://www.starlightastrology.com/leo-sun.htm

Today’s Horoscope for Leo:

Quickie:
Everyone is in the mood to compromise, and one of your friends has a great idea.

Overview:
Someone new breezes into your life today and might give you reason to rethink some deeply held opinion. It’s a good time to open up to your friends and maybe take a new direction in life.

Daily Extended:
You and your friends are a little bit out of synch with each other, but not to worry — this dissonance might create more fun than frustration. Everyone is in the mood to compromise, and one of your friends is going to come up with a great idea. They will help make things better than they’ve ever been! It’s going to be one of those days when you fully realize how lucky you are to have such fantastic people in your life. Show them how much you care.

Daily Flirt:
You feel pretty settled in at least one area of your life — but someone comes along today who spins you around one more time. It shouldn’t be a bad thing, because you’re sure to find the new way a little better.

Daily Couples:
Whatever you do with your honey today, you’re bound to have a good time. The two of you can find a way to make even laundry night seem fun. As long as you’re together, the activity is secondary.

Daily Singles:
Your talent to have a good time out of anything makes you the go-to person when people are dying of boredom. Use this to your advantage to wow someone new. Keep the positive vibes going and encourage others to laugh in the face of ennui.

Career & Finance:
All that glitters is not gold. You’ve already learned that lesson. But just how that manifests itself is always a bit tricky. It’s hard to tell what’s real and what’s just glittering. Trust your instinct.

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

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Today is:
July 22, 2008

*Planting Day

Today’s Dreamscapes: Scrooge McLove?
Today’s Coffee Thoughts: Ink Changes Things
Today’s Tarot Card: Ten of Wands, Inverted
Today’s Fairy Oracle: Beauty

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

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

The Moon:
3rd quarter waning in Pisces (well, that explains a few things!)

Waning Moon: 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 correspondences, excluding divinitory cards: Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2008

The Sun:
Well, now, here’s a power surge for me. Today, the sun leaves the watery realm of cancer shifts into the fiery element of Leo, my birth sign.

Sun in Leo:

July 23–August 22.
Planet: Sun.
Metal: Gold.
Age: Every stage of life.
Cross: Fixed.
Element: Fire.
Stones: Amber, Ruby, diamond.
Leo: Your Power Stones are Amber, Peridot & Golden Topaz.
Numbers: 1 and 4.
Day: Sunday.
Season: Summer
Flowers and Herbs: Marigold, sunflower, hops.
Tree: Willow.
Color: Gold, yellow, blood red, green.
Bird: Peacok, cock, eagle.
Animal: Lion, wolf, griffin.
Body Area: Back.
Key Word: Creativity.
Musical Tone: C
Description: Just like the king of the jungle, Leo is proud, ostentatious, and the most egotistical of all the signs. It takes effort for Leo’s not to cross the line and become excessively vain, arrogant and selfish. Leo’s live to make an impresssion and need to have an audience. Leos can be difficult to love and to work with, as they have very little sense of anyone but themselves. If Leos can learn to accept responsibility, personal change, and the fact that others have feelings too, they make energetic and fun companions. To thrive, the Leo needs space and a spotlight.
Source: http://www.fortunecity.com/greenfield/tigris/567/id95.htm

Here’s a little more:

Leo
The Principle of Personal Recognition

Element-Fire
Quality-Fixed
Symbol-The Lion
Sun Sign Dates-July 24 to August 23
Planetary Ruler-Sun
Natural Zodiac Affinity-Fifth House

Leo came into the world with an instinctive feel for creating dramatic scenarios. Leo likes the spotlight. Can you ignore the Sun? Will Leo let you ignore them? The answer is- not likely! Pure Leo energy enjoys being the center of attention and they are very self-expressive. Even those who do not want to be in front of an audience will often find other ways to shine. Like dressing or behaving in what can be considered a flamboyant manner. They love things done in a grand style. Leo is generous. It feeds their sizable egos to be able to spread what they have around. They want you be impressed. They are proud. They want recognition more than almost anything else. If they want to pick up the tab at the restaurant-let them do it. If a generous, warm-hearted, show-off rubs you the wrong way then you’ll only be able to take Leo in small doses. If all of the above sounds refreshingly fun, then buddy up to a Leo. Leo needs to be the boss.

They have an aura of “the authority” that surrounds them. They like to use this too. Leo wrote the book on how to be willful. Boy are they ever! Try to budge one. Try coaxing a Lion to sit on your lap. They know how the world should function. They hang onto their views because they absolutely hate to be wrong. Opinionated? Extremely. Still, there is something of a kid in Leo and they really do care about your opinion of them. They are a fun-loving fire sign with a big heart and loyal companionship to offer those who understand and appreciate them for what they are. Leo teaches us to like ourselves and the world will follow.

Pure Leo energy is…
* an instinctive feel for creating drama
* being the center of attention
* very self expressive
* a natural feel for being in positions of authority
* warmly affectionate
* can be generous
* a lot of pride
* a strong will
* not backing down from a particular stance

The House with Leo on the cusp is what you’d really like to recognized for or accomplish.

Source: http://www.skyviewzone.com/astrology/leosign.htm

And some more…

Leo Zodiac Sun Sign

Leoian energy – motivated by inspiration and aspiration! Spontaneity! Ready for encounter! Fire on the mountain! Fire energy can be warm, vital, vivacious, cheerful and loyal to whatever happens to hold its interest. Fire energy craves freedom and opportunity and yep, a steady stream of opportunity for new experiences.

The Fire energy of royal Leo can be assertive, competitive, ambitious and full of confidence for the future. Fire energy generally learns best when actively engaging in and grabbing hold of life. Fire loves adventure and hates routine!

Fake It Till You Make It

I suppose you’ve heard the phrase, “Fake it, till you make it!” Well, Leoian energy builds self-confidence, by putting on demonstrations and shows of bravado. By acting self-confident, Leoian energy becomes self-confident in truth as well as deed. “It’s all right letting yourself go as long as you can let yourself back.” Mick Jagger, Sun in Leo British singer

More Self-reflective Than Imagined

As fixed fire, Leoian energy is much more self-reflective and inner-directed than the average person might ever suspect. Although, since you’re reading this description, it means your Sun is placed in Leo and that morsel of insightful information shouldn’t be much of a revelation. Over the years you’ve learned that, first and foremost, you have to be able to live with and please yourself. You have the strong, burning inner-desire for self-authenticity. So, “to thine own self be true” could be another really good Leoian motto. …

Ruled By The Sun

Ruled the Sun, creative Leoian energy is colored by an overall strong sense of drama and “bigness.” Leo sees the “big picture” of possibilities for the future and for success. Playful, creative, warm-hearted, risk taking are all characteristics common to Leonians who are living out the fullest potential of their birth sun placement.

With the Sun in Leo, this fiery, bold, and energetic attitude may have been the way you perceived the image of your father (or another significant male figure) when you were young and still in the early stages of childhood. Your birth Sun is the hero of your mythic journey through this lifetime. So Let Your Light Shine!

Source: http://astrologywithdrz.com/leo/leo.htm

And here’s today’s horoscope for Leo:

Quickie
There will be a huge spike in your creative writing skills today, so get ready!

Overview
It’s a good day to moderate your caffeine intake and otherwise ensure that you’re not about to fly off the handle when things go awry — as they do sometimes. You should find it simple to relax later on.

Daily Extended
There will be a huge spike in your creative writing skills today, and you are in the perfect frame of mind to make the most of it! It will be a breeze for you to add some rhymes and witty stuff to your emails, text messages and voice mails today. You’ll entertain your friends and coworkers in a way that only you can, and you might even impress a few people while you’re doing it. Conveying your ideas in a memorable way will separate you from the average Joe, and get you more attention.

Daily Flirt:
You may become a bit irritated with a friend or coworker, but don’t let it fester. Say what’s on your mind, stay calm and try not to escalate — things could get really weird otherwise.

Daily Couples:
Your partner misinterprets your words and reacts to you in an unexpected way today. Give them some time to cool off, then let them know what you really meant. They may be sore for awhile, but they’ll come around.

Daily Singles:
Others may react emotionally to an innocent suggestion. Though you mean to be helpful, your comments could come off as insincere. Choose your words carefully if you don’t want to make the situation worse.

Daily Career
When others get emotional, your first reaction is to say, right back at you. But flying off the handle is the last thing you should do. Keep your composure, even if you have to get creative to do it.

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

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