The Wisdom of Buddha
The frog represents good health, physically and emotionally. This aspect shall remain in a good light as long as you maintain good health.
This is an old Roman Amulet but the charm dates from prehistoric times. The Frog was the emblem of Hegt, the Egyptian goddess of abundance fruitfulness, fertility and plenty. From Egypt these myths spread and similar goddesses were worshiped under different names — Ishtar in Assyria, Belit in Babylonia, Al-ilat in Arabia, Aphrodite in Greece, Venus in Rome. The Frog, cut in amber, is a popular talisman. In Italy Greece and Turkey, it is still worn to bring good health, prosperity, and abundance of all the good things of this earth.
Blue Jay encourages you to be a little sassy today! If there’s something you’ve been wanting, ask for it. If there’s an issue that needs confrontation, don’t sweep it under the rug or Blue Jay will drag it back out into the open. One word of caution, though—Blue Jays will eat the young of other birds—so be direct, but not destructive.
While physical travel may be involved, The Journey represents an individual’s spiritual trek from one point to another. The Journey is represented by a sailboat gliding across an open sea. Like those traversing the ocean The Journey requires that we move off the firm ground of our present state and strike out for a new destination. The trip itself may well be full of adventure and challenges. There may be times when we lose sight of where we came from and possibly not even know where we’re going. Storms may crop up without warning. Diversions may slow our progress to our destination down. While it’s good to have an idea of where you want to go, it’s equally important to remember that often it’s the getting there and not the destination that is the most rewarding. To take such a spiritual voyage takes courage and conviction that direction in which your are moving is right for you.
As a daily card, The Journey indicates a time in which you are likely to derive insight and spiritual growth by moving off your everyday path. Although the time span is short, this movement may have a profound and enduring effect on your life. Indeed you may be on the verge of experiencing a revelation, or enjoying a period of self actualization. Be open to new paths and you may well end up with some very positive changes in your life.
This is a three Rune cast intended to shed light on what is, what was, and what will be.
Gebo represents the coming of gifts and favors. While each are usually positive events, they often carry obligations with them. Gebo often represents strong bonds such as deep friendships and marriage.
Ansuz represents mankind’s spiritual connection to God and the universe. It is often referred to as the “God Rune.” This Rune embodies reason, truth and justice. It denotes the coming of knowledge and true counsel from a higher authority.
Fehu is the Rune of prosperity, good luck and unbridled creative energies. Being associated with Frey, this Rune is also a powerful omen of fertility. Fehu is one of the three Mother Stones and should never be taken lightly.
Wunjo denotes joy and shared bliss. It may also represent a job well done and the satisfaction one feels from completing such a task. Wunjo brings good fortune and harmony.
Phonetic equivalent: w
We strive to influence others with our enthusiastic outlook on life once the Moon enters inspirational Sagittarius at 1:56 am EST. However, positive intentions only take us so far today. Exploring hidden feelings reveals buried treasure as the radiant Sun lingers in its conjunction with transformational Pluto. Suppressing negativity can create additional pressure, yet we must avoid over-reacting as we continue to bring our fears out into the open.
You may be so blinded by your own plans now that you could blur the lines between your true ambitions and your immediate need for some excitement. You might even be attracted to danger as your desire to flush your system with adrenaline overtakes your logical mind. It’s okay to push your own boundaries, but be conscious and cautious about intruding into someone else’s safe space.
You might secretly try your hand at manipulating others today, or you may be the subject of someone else’s underhanded maneuvers. As tempted as you might be to pull the strings that will create the desired effects, try to steer clear of this kind of control, especially if your emotions seem too extreme. It’s admirable to know what you want, but not if it takes over the rest of your life. If you see yourself becoming obsessed, back off and chill out until the intensity passes.
You might come on too strong in your attempts to convince someone of your competence today. Even if you think you are making wise use of your communication skills, your quick mind can create more trouble faster than you can imagine. An important piece of information might be missing from your consideration now, and it could be better to postpone your performance until you have the whole picture. Keep gathering data until you know what’s real.
If your intuition tells you that something isn’t right, remember to trust your inner voice. Intense emotions are motivating you and others now, and you might feel overwhelmed as you attempt to discern what’s most important. You’re pulling in a wide palette of feelings. If you are afraid of being inundated by too much detail, have faith in the process of transformation instead of withdrawing into denial.
You are riding on a trajectory of inevitability that is changing everything. You can’t take total control, even if your intentions are honorable, for others might interpret your actions as power-hungry meddling, rather than just helpful. If something breaks down, this could be a sign that it needs to be eliminated from your life as you clean up your act and get ready for what’s next.
Even if you are confident about what you are doing today, your over-expressive zeal could lead others to assume you are insincere. The fact is there may be something you are hiding and the secrets just add to the appearance that you’re trying to mislead someone. You may think you can handle this dilemma by ignoring it, but consider the radical alternative of telling the entire truth.
If you feel like you’re being forced up against a wall, you might say more than you ever intended. What comes out of your mouth now could even shock you, for it can be highly charged with extreme emotion. But these aren’t normal times. You know what you need and now have the power to do whatever it takes to get it. Just remember that your path is easier when you travel with a companion, so soften your words and listen with your heart.
You have plenty riding on how you handle an explosive situation today while the Sun is still joined with your key planet, Pluto. Even if you are normally comfortable with your own strength, you may pack more of a punch than you realize. If you stay fully aware of your actions, you will be able to move closer to your goals. But if you react unconsciously, you may end up being manipulated by your own abuse of power.
You may wrongly believe that you’re unstoppable now, unless you know exactly when to call it quits. You’re playing at the top of your game now, but you might not have the common sense to hold back now. You could provoke unneeded resistance from others who feel you are attacking them. Even if you are on a roll, you’re probably not as important as you would like to believe. Success is more easily attained today by practicing humility.
You’re fully aware of your inner strength now as you resolve to do a project your own way. However, problems arise if your extreme behavior motivates you to steamroll over someone who is resistant to your control. Nothing positive will come from intense ego battles. It makes more sense to soften your stance today instead of acting like the tough guy. Gentle persuasion is more effective than relentless pressure.
An overwhelming desire to act in a rebellious manner can create a real mess now. If you take things too far, it won’t be easy to recover what you lose in the process of being yourself. What seems like an exciting moment at first turns into a complex web of unspoken passion. Be cautious, since heading down this path also requires you to change in unexpected ways.
You must step up and fully own the magnetic power others see in you today. If you remain in denial, the challenges will continue to grow. However, a strategy based on avoidance could leave you feeling victimized by the unfolding circumstances. However, you can learn a lot about yourself and the changes ahead if you face your fears instead of looking for the easy way through.
Extremely versatile, you are multi-talented, clever, and imaginative. You are highly compassionate and sensitive, sometimes to the point of despondency, and it can take time in your life to find effective ways to manage this trait. Emotional impulsiveness is something you are likely to struggle with in your life time. When focused, you have strong leadership skills and a strong will as well. You are independent and unique, very perceptive, and highly original.
Famous people born today: Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Marilyn Manson, Walter Mondale.
Courtesy of Cafe Astrology