See this well-dressed woman standing in this beautiful garden? She got there by working hard and is now enjoying the fruits of her labor. She acted with discipline, taming her impulses like she’s tamed the bird on her arm. When this card appears, it may be a time to act with such discipline. You will accomplish much by quieting your animal instincts. It could also be a time for self-reliance, for taking charge of your own future. You may be craving more independence. This card could also mean that you have already accomplished much. Now, it’s time to indulge in rewards that you deserve. Pamper yourself. Take yourself out on a date. The Nine of Pentacles could also be telling you that you give off the impress of not needing anyone else, or could represent somebody else that gives that impression. So, for today only, reward yourself for all the good, hard work you’ve done lately. Be proud of what you’ve accomplished and treat yourself well! By making the effort to celebrate now, you’ll be reinforcing your good work and replenishing your energy for even more success in the future.
I got a new house with a teeny tiny backyard (roughly 15 x 10) that ends at someone else’s side wall. When you look out the dining room window, all you see is brick. So I thought it would be nice to make some planters in which to grow climbing green things (so far, got cucumber, tomato, and various peas). But it would also be nice to have someplace to sit out back when we’re grilling, so enter the planter-seats. The real thing ended up remarkably like the digital plan. I’m impressed, and for that I have to thank Patrick, who made this plan into a reality.
Today is a day for following your excitement. Do something new that ignites your curiosity and invites your creativity. It is quite likely that a little fear will come up as you take these new steps, but that’s all part of the fun! There are endless possibilities for each of us in this crazy world. Start expanding your horizons! You might be feeling eager to begin a new project, or set off on a new adventure. This card could also represent exciting news!
Many times we can get in the natural cure thousands of our ills, in this way we can eliminate the most recurrent ailments of our body without having to resort to painkillers or other medicines to take care of our health.
The Nine of Cups reversed is a card that indicates disappointment or smugness. You may be feeling emotionally empty, despite your efforts, or that you can’t be happy until you have what someone else has. It may be that your current path will never bring you the joy you seek and that you need to look for it elsewhere. Alternatively, happiness may be very close at hand but you need to begin noticing all you do have, instead of what you lack. This card could also indicate that you are very happy, but you are using your happiness in ways that hurt others. You may be so self-satisfied that you are not noticing the feelings of those around you. Your bragging and smugness may be very unappealing to those around you. Today, delight in your senses and emotions. Taste the delicious food you eat, feel the comfort of your home, appreciate the amazing gifts of music and art that have been created for our pleasure, feel the amazing love that flows in and out of your heart. What an amazing world! What an amazing thing to be alive! Choose to be happy today; it really is a choice.
After a quiet time with a void-of-course Taurus Moon, there will be a noticeable change in mood when the Moon dashes into Gemini early this morning. The only aspect she makes for close to twenty four hours is the New Moon in Gemini during the afternoon. One of Gemini’s best things is the knack for quickly processing masses of information and make adjustments accordingly on the fly. This New Moon could hit many people with more data than they can handle, especially if they have strongly fixed sign charts. Most of us would benefit from taking a few days to let things settle enough so we can determine what’s valuable and what’s not. Do your best to pace yourself today and be firm about not taking on too much at once. 🌠☽♊🌠
Today Venus in Aries exactly squares Pluto in Capricorn at 19°. It will not be easy to accurately…
This Knight is riding in full course, as if scattering his enemies. In the design, he is really a prototypical hero of romantic chivalry. He might almost be Galahad, whose sword is swift and sure because he is clean of heart. The Knight of Swords represents skill, address, bravery, capacity, defense, enmity, wrath, war, destruction, opposition, resistance, ruin. There is, thus, a sense in which the card signifies death, but it carries this meaning only in its proximity to other cards of fatality … but not today. This Knight is in alignment with Gemini, which is synchronous with the Sun and Moon in Gemini tonight. Gemini characteristics include intelligence, independence, freedom, enterprise, adaptability, communication, curiosity, persuasiveness, amusement, variety, fickleness, superficiality, impatience and reactive to circumstance. What does this all mean for you? This Knight is often taken as a person who is young, confident and articulate, but who may act impetuously. The problem, thus, is that you might be carried away by unrealistic expectations. You may come up with strong arguments for your position, but your impatience and impulsiveness might work against you in the end. So, don’t be too quick to rush in and engage in conflict. Scope out the lay of the land first before you open your mouth.
ROUTINE TESTS SUCH AS PAP SMEARS AND MAMMOGRAMS ARE IMPORTANT, BUT DO NOT RELY SOLELY ON THESE TESTS. IT IS EQUALLY IMPORTANT TO LISTEN TO YOUR BODY AND NOTICE ANYTHING DIFFERENT OR INEXPLICABLE. YOU DO NOT WANT TO JOIN THE RANKS OF CANCER PATIENTS WHO REALIZE THAT IT IS TOO LATE. HERE ARE SOME SIGNS THAT ARE USUALLY OVERLOOKED …
Forgiving myself, or another, the survival center of my brain stops releasing stressful chemicals in my body. I can now let go the past, and with it anger, guilt, and sadness. I can live more fully in the richness of the expression of life.
The Knight of Cups is graceful, but not warlike. He rides quietly, wearing a winged helmet that refers to those higher graces of the imagination which sometimes characterizes this card. This Knight is also a dreamer, but the images of the side of sense haunt him in his vision. Today is a great day for creative play and for spending time with people you love. You have a lot of love and passion flowing through you, so find ways to share it. It’s not a great day for big decisions, however; the dreamy energy surrounding you today could make something seem better than it actually is.
Puna gehaṃ na kāhasi.
Sabbā te phāsukā bhaggā gahakūṭaṃ visaṅkhataṃ.
O house-builder, you are seen!
You will not build this house again.
For your rafters are broken and your ridgepole shattered.
My mind has reached the Unconditioned;
I have attained the destruction of craving.
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita
When this card appears, things are happening or about to happen, quickly! This is the card of things set in motion, rapid communication and intense energy. Matters at hand will quickly be resolved, often in satisfactory ways. Be careful what forces you set in motion when this casrd appears, because they will be nearly impossible to halt. Prepare now, because once the energy of this card appears, all you’ll be able to do is hold on! A warning here may be to ask yourself what you’re rushing into and why. If this rapid action is in line with your ultimate goals, then enjoy the ride! This card may appear when romance is passionate. Love at first sight and being swept off your feet are indicated by this card. Expect a message you’ve been waiting for to arrive. Travel by air is often indicated by the Eight of Wands.
Smudging. You may picture a crazy, older woman wearing flowing robes dancing among a cloud of smoke all throughout her house, choking on the inhalation of sage and chanting to her
pets. Or, maybe you are that crazy older woman (like I am at heart). Allowing an open mind to the benefits that smudging can have on your space and life can make a world of difference. I began my smudging practice years ago after hearing how it clears out negative energy, creating openness for fresh, new energy to fill in the
void. I was in awe how something so basic and simple allowed for a whole new feeling to myself & my environment. I opened myself to have a monthly ritual of out with the old, in with the new- which manifests beyond the four corners of your house into all corners of your life.