Predictions for Monday, 21 August 2017 – Solar Eclipse

General Astrological Predictions: At 18:31UT the Moon conjuncts the Sun causing the New Moon and a Solar Eclipse in Leo. Actually, almost two hours after the eclipse, the Moon will enter Virgo. The energies of the eclipse have started raising just after the Lunar Eclipse and will be active until the next Full Moon on the 6th of September. But, of course, they will be most powerful during the day of the Eclipse. For Australia and most of Asia this will be the 22nd of August, but for the rest of the world, it will be on the 21st.

As we’ve already seen, just to make things more… interesting, most of the planets are retrograde and this will be the case until the 26th when Saturn will turn in direct motion, but the balance won’t shift until the New Moon, the eve of which Mercury will also turn in direct motion.

From the 28th degree of Leo, the Solar Eclipse conjuncts with “Al Jabhah” of Leo’s constellation. A fixed star of mixed nature, giving riches but can also bring out violence. War can break out shaking human kind. The Animal Kingdom will perceive this Eclipse like the End is coming.

The whole scenery is not so favorable as the delays and obstacles created by the retrograde planets face the emergencies created by the Eclipse. The incompatibility of the energies the skies create is too great to easily deal with. But, thankfully there is some good news too. Mars hexagon with Jupiter is still strong. Mars is also forming a triangle with Saturn. Saturn’s hexagon with Jupiter is weak but still active. Sun triangles Uranus (and so does the Moon on the day of the Eclipse, but the Moon’s aspect last for hours, while the Sun aspect for days). Unfortunately Venus stresses both Uranus and Jupiter a little with weak squares, so Jupiter’s and Uranus’ beneficial energies are not very pure, but still, we’ll have some support.

The luckiest signs will most likely be Aries, Gemini, and Virgo.

The ones who will suffer the most are probably Leo, Sagittarius, and Capricorn.

Astrological Predictions for Aries:

A mostly easy eclipse for you this will be. You may have to deal with some financial problems and changes in your income. Some needs may also occur demanding to spend some money you’d rather not. Even more so as some of the theses money may be for health issues. In most cases, these issues are nothing major, just a sign of unbalanced diet or lifestyle.

For younger Arieses (kids and teens) the eclipse may be a little more dramatic. Too many things and changes to deal with. Some of them internal, some external. Aries parents and parents having children born in the sign of Aries should be expecting such things.

Astrological Predictions for Taurus:

Most problems caused by the eclipse are around home and family. Both these may cause you a lot of stress and, most probably, expenses. In some cases “home” can be the area you live in, and not just the actual apartment or house. Your love life also goes a little crazy, for good or evil., but in no way easy. The happily married ones (even if the marriage is not formal) could be the only exception, receiving only beneficial influences in it. This, of course, depends on the spouse’s zodiac sign as well.

This eclipse will be easier than the previous one, but I wouldn’t go as far as to call it easy. And your being tired after dealing with the previous one, doesn’t help a bit. In any case, avoid major expenses if you can, money deals, and also hasty decisions regarding a new lover or a returning one.

Astrological Predictions for Gemini:

You are probably one of the luckiest sign of this eclipse. At the very least things go easy on you. In some cases, even major good things may happen. Vehicles, phones, and other communication means may have some problems. Other than that, the eclipse doesn’t seem to influence you directly anyhow, so you will enjoy the good luck and progress – slow as it may be – of the other astrological aspects we mentioned in the general section.

On the other hand, the world around you – family, friends, neighbors, towns, etc. – have their problems and may cause you slight inconvenience or challenge your patience.

Astrological Predictions for Cancer:

Your financials were affected during the previous eclipse mostly through the important people of your life and most probably your spouse or lover. During this one, they will be affected directly. A change in your job or salary, a need to spend more money than you are willing, or other things like those may happen. In most cases, avoiding the panic and rearranging your priorities is enough to go through the crises. But, I said “a change”. It’s not necessarily a negative one. It can be a beneficial one. Still, there will be some stress about it.

You need to take care of your means of communication and transportation too. Siblings, cousins, or people, you consider as such may give you some frustration.

Astrological Predictions for Leo:

You should be extra careful during this eclipse. Your psychology is very much affected and your inner critic awakens and yells. Your past mistakes and whatever you think wrong on you and the like, are constantly in your thoughts. Experiences to support the foul mood also happen. You are forced to re-evaluate and change yourself. In the best-case, you’ve initiated this procedure yourself, and thus, it goes more smoothly and pleasantly. Body’s health also can be affected, even more so if you had a “wild” previous period.

Your financials will also be affected somehow. This probably doesn’t mean extensive expenses though. Opportunities, things that look as opportunities, and in some cases a threat of a financial disaster are the more likely possibilities. Don’t panic, and don’t run into action. Keep your calm, investigate, plan, and act after the 5th of September.

Astrological Predictions for Virgo:

I consider those born under the sign of Virgo to be lucky with this eclipse. Some of you might not even feel it, and just see in your life the formation of a steady growth in your financials. In some cases, steady won’t mean slow at all. Those of you who were born the first few days of the sign – not even the whole first decan – may have to deal with some extra stress, but no more than that.

If you are engaged in spiritual activities or studies, then you will probably face some … commotion there. A change in your beliefs or practices, a change in your school or teachers and things like those are possible. Once again though, this would be for the best, so other than the extra stress it may create for the moment, there is nothing to worry about even there.

Astrological Predictions for Libra:

Although this eclipse is rather unlikely to create a serious damage in your lives, it won’t be any easy on you. Your relationships with your friends are the main focus. All sort of problems can occur, and old and buried problems may resurface. This will eventually heal the well founded friendships but can destroy the rest. Or at the very least make them more distant. If you have kids, they may experience similar situations. The same – and more probable – if they are of the sign of Libra. Marriage also may have some problems or even more than some. And once again, the same goes for your kids, if they are old enough.

Other than that, computers and the like, as well as your internet activity, need some extra attention. Damages, viruses, errors, misplaced posts and everything of the kind can happen. Be extra cautious. Backup your important data.

Astrological Predictions for Scorpio:

This eclipse will be mostly focused on your job and career. Changes can happen there. Great ones as well. In some cases, these changes will be good ones, in some cases bad ones. In both cases unsettling ones. Your way of living is changing because of this changes. Your bosses, supervisors and whoever has power over your career may have to deal with problems, and this reflects on your career. Also, a change of a supervisor is possible.

Other than that, your electronic equipment and your internet activity need some extra attention. Your friendships also need your attention this period, but in most cases not because of problems raising in them, but because of problems in your friend’s lives.

Astrological Predictions for Sagittarius:

Travelling, and especially long distance traveling is never advised during the eclipse, and in your case even more so, as the eclipse affects directly this aspect of your life. The worst thing is that as the energies are focused there, you may wish to travel or forced to travel. Try to schedule your actual journey as far as possible from the eclipse, if you can’t avoid it for the whole period of it. Be extra careful when driving and be prepared for every possible problem during your journeys.

Your philosophy is challenged too. You may be forced to change the way you see things and life. Are you a student? Then this aspect may materialize in a more mundane way by a change of the subject of study, the school, the schedule or something of the kind. The Same thing can happen for that self-studying on their interests.

Astrological Predictions for Capricorn:

Financials are affected directly and indirectly. Mostly in a difficult way. The indirect way will be through financial changes in the lives of your loved ones. Lover or spouse most likely. Some changes will happen in the work area, especially if you run your own company. Relations with your partners, important co-workers or important clients can be problematic during this period. Don’t make haste into a correcting action. Think twice before you act. Spiritual and no spiritual studies are affected too. Changes of all kinds can happen in this area. Some by choice, some by force.

Since before the previous eclipse, I keep talking about interactions with the other planes and especially the plane of the dead and dying. This aspect has calmed down for most of the zodiacs, but for you is revitalised by this eclipse. Expect such kind of interactions and experiences. Just to make things clear, I don’t mean you are going to die, of course.

Astrological Predictions for Aquarius:

Marriages or love affairs are tested by this eclipse. Heavily in some cases. All problems come in light and create a great deal of tension. Even more so because your spouse or lover has to deal with their own problems too. They can be of financial or other nature. I’d advise you to be as calm and as patient, as you can be. Harsh words are easy to be said, but not as easy to be forgotten.

As said for Capricorns, for you too this eclipse brings you closer to the other planes and especially the plain of death. This can happen willingly, unwillingly, through experiences or through thoughts and dreams. Whatever the case, savour the occurrence and be grateful for your existence.

Astrological Predictions for Pisces:

Health and work are mostly affected by this eclipse. Health not so heavily. There may be some problems, and maybe the fear of some serious problems, but in most cases nothing serious in fact. If you can reschedule operations and check-ups for after the 5th of September, do so. In most cases, keep in mind that things look more serious than they are, and take a second opinion or check after the 5th of September. Even better, after 20th of September, the next New Moon.

Job changes can be minor or greater ones. They seem important to you. They can also be positive or negative. The skies promise a positive outcome in the long run but don’t really determine how it will feel right now. Similar situations may happen for your kids.

Finally, some extra attention is needed in your love life, if you have a love or a spouse. Problems can appear or surface there, and possible break ups can also take place in relationships without strong foundations.

Astrology and Magic:

As we said, on the day of an Eclipse energies are very strong and not easily manageable. This eclipse is not very gentle, so if you want to work your magic, go with gentle methods.

Daily Predictions for Sunday, 20 August 2017

General Daily Predictions: Today the Moon is in Leo, and the major aspects it forms is… None! So, the only interesting thing on the sky is the perfect hexagon between Mars in Leo and Jupiter in Libra. Of course, this aspect was active since at least 10 days ago and will be so for another 10 days or so. Well, practically it started activating even earlier and will remain active for even more days, but it’s influenced, then was and will be very weak. This aspect encourages us to act, and take important decisions. It also brings us the necessary luck for success. The problem is that the Solar Eclipse is in full power now, and therefore we should be more careful in our taking decisions, while the progress and success can be either even greater or close to nothing. In some cases, where we rush to take the wrong decision, the results can be also very negative. So, enjoy its power, but don’t go over your head.

Read the predictions for the day, but also refer to the predictions for the Eclipse, to have a better idea of what’s going to happen.

Obviously, Leo and Libra, receiving this hexagon’s energies in the fullest, are the luckiest zodiacs of the day. Aries and Aquarius will be the less lucky ones.

Daily Predictions for Aries:

Love life, both for the singles and for those in a marriage or in a relationship is very much favoured today. Happy things can happen there, including meeting a new, important, someone. Children or children figures may also meet an important someone or have happy developments in their current relationships.

Daily Predictions for Taurus:

Some changes happen in your daily life. You may try to change your home’s decoration or something of the like. This is a good day to do so. Home and family are mostly influenced by the Eclipse, so if you can take care this business now, or some of it, things will be luckier.

Daily Predictions for Gemini:

A mostly happy day for you. You are, after all, one of the lucky zodiacs of the Eclipse. The important people around you give you joy and so does your lover. This may or may not be as true for the married ones. A new lover through your social circle may appear.

Daily Predictions for Cancer:

You may find your self-spending a little too much in your home or family. Probably home, though. There are things you need to change and do so. And of course, in order to do that, you may need to spend some money. What I’m saying is try to avoid overspending. Other than that, enjoy the procedure.

Daily Predictions for Leo:

Your energy levels are very high. Maybe too high. Enjoy the day to the fullest, and preferably with close friends, siblings and people you feel like that. Internet activity and phone calls are also favored. But act. If you force yourself to stay put, you’ll be irritated.

Daily Predictions for Virgo:

A very good day for money magic for you. Your money intuition is also quite strong. Other than that, not a very active day for your body, but very much so for your imagination. Your emotions though are probably too strong, and so is your empathetic abilities, so try to manage them properly.

Daily Predictions for Libra:

This isn’t the day to be alone. Be with friends and engage in activities and conversations. You are inspiring and inspired today. This is a good day to dream big for your life and discuss your plans with others asking for their help. It’s also a good day to re-establish a good position amongst you acquaintances.

Daily Predictions for Scorpio:

A good day to set your career plans in the inner plains. Magic and visualisation on this subject can work miracles today. If you don’t do that, some good developments may occur there, or some opportunities. Don’t make haste to grab them, but don’t hesitate too much either.

Daily Predictions for Sagittarius:

There is a tendency or wish to go on an adventure kind of thing. I would suggest being extra careful if you insist doing such a thing during the ecliptic period. On the other hand, you can do some researching about it and plan it for the near future. Those in colleges, universities, or other forms of school is possible to have some important changes in their plans. But it is for the better.

Daily Predictions for Capricorn:

This is a day calling you for self-discovery. If you try to avoid this on your own will, it may be forced upon you in a not so pleasant way. The main subject will probably be on your career and your wishes on your social status. Reach the realisation and then plan how to start acting on it. Spells for success in this area are also favoured.

Daily Predictions for Aquarius:

There is a high possibility to meet somebody important today. Are they work wise or personal wise important, I can’t say. Both possibilities are high. Your partnerships, mostly your business rather than your personal ones, are a source of happy news for you today.

Daily Predictions for Pisces:

Be extra careful if you are engaging in sexual activities today. Venereal diseases are quite possible. Other problems with the skin are also possible, but in most cases, these problems are there to remind you to take better care of your health and habits. Listen to your body’s messages and you’ll be benefited in the long run. Jobs about spiritual and health subjects are benefited.

Astrology and Magic:

The Eclipse’s influence is too strong today, so the energies are very strong highly unbalanced, so I would advise against magic practices that require an unusual amount of concentration.

Daily Predictions for Saturday, 19 August 2017

General Daily Predictions: Today Moon from Cancer will complete the square with Jupiter in Libra, conjunct Venus in Cancer, and square retrograde Uranus in Aries. In the meantime, it will have highlight the retrograde Chiron in Pisces. Although the latter will be a triangle, I wouldn’t under the circumstances, call it any easy an aspect. Then, the Moon will enter Leo. I don’t usually refer to the void of course Moon, but since this is a day we need to be extra careful since both the most major aspects are difficult and the ecliptic influence is major, I’ll say point it out. So, the Moon is void of course from 15:17 to 17:55 UT.

Leo will be probably the luckiest zodiac today, and Cancer will be quite lucky. Libra, Aries and then Capricorn should be more careful than the others.

Daily Predictions for Aries:

There is some emphasis in the home and in the relationship with the spouse. The latter will be more stressed but not altogether unpleasant. Take control of your emotions and imagination today, as they both run a little wild and lead you to experience everything and interact with everything in an irrationally extreme way.

Daily Predictions for Taurus:

Still a very social day, and, in that account, even more, pleasurable than yesterday. Whatever kind of problems may occur yesterday in your enjoying your social life, today seems to not exist. Your health and especially the circulatory system and the brain may give you some stress today, but it’s probably nothing serious. Of course, do take proper care of it!

Daily Predictions for Gemini:

Work keeps progressing nicely and a problem regarding work or money that has troubled you for some time, today is possible to find its solution. Love life is stressed though, and even more social life. You may have to spend some money there (very) unwillingly.

Daily Predictions for Cancer:

Your career and then your home and family may cause you some stress today, but other than that it’s a mostly happy day. You feel good, you feel attractive, and the world sees you as so. On philosophical or spiritual matters you may find a new mentor or an old one you admire may return. Also, you may find a way to study a subject you wanted to study for some time now or other events of similar nature.

Daily Predictions for Leo:

Your spiritual powers are still very strong today, but so is your connection with the other planes and especially the plane of the dead. Be a little more careful whatever you are doing. You may encounter some small problems with some friends, but altogether this day will be a lucky and pleasant one.

Daily Predictions for Virgo:

Social life is good and so is your relationship with your spouse. With them you may come to discuss some problems you have between the two of you, but, unpleasant as it may be, it will be a mostly calm conversation and a beneficial one. Money is important too. Neither purely positively, but not purely in a negative way either.

Daily Predictions for Libra:

Work still goes well and offers you satisfaction. And in most aspects, your everyday life now seems more satisfactory than yesterday, and even more so than a few days ago. There may be some problems with your spouse, but ask yourself if you actually see things realistically. In most cases today, you don’t.

Daily Predictions for Scorpio:

If you are a single looking for a relationship, then this is a very good to send the message to the Universe. The Key of Love is one of the most compatible spells for this purpose taking on regarding the energies of the day. In any case, this will be the happiest day. You have an unreasonable tendency to depression, so try to avoid that. Things around you are better than inside your imagination.

Daily Predictions for Sagittarius:

Your family today seems important. You are trying to connect better with them and they also try to connect deeper with you. This procedure may not be purely pleasant but it is a good thing to happen. Sexual activity may not be as satisfactory as you’ve imagined it to be today. So, don’t make big plans on that subject.

Daily Predictions for Capricorn:

Social life is still good. Maybe a little pressing, as more friends want to meet you than you can fit in your schedule. Receive that in a good way. After all, it means you are beloved by many. Family, home, and your spouse may stress you in one way or the other. Career is also highlighted today in a stressed but beneficial way. Especially for those in politics or show business.

Daily Predictions for Aquarius:

Detoxing and meditation are very useful for you today. You need to release the stress you’ve gathered inside your mind and the toxins inside your body. You may even receive a reminder for that from your body. Other than that, a good day for work related matters, a not so good for being with friends.

Daily Predictions for Pisces:

One more good day in most aspects. Some care may be needed in your financials, but in most cases reducing unnecessary expenses is the only thing you need to do. Set your priorities calmly and wisely. Love life is supported by today’s energies, but sexual activities need some more attention.

Astrology and Magic:

Magic regarding health, karma cleansing and obstacle removing is benefited today. Here are a few spells and articles that can help you make the most of the day.

That’s all. Have fun and enjoy your day.

Lecanomancy ~ Oil Divination

LECANOMANCY, DIVINATION BY MIXING OIL AND WATER IN A BOWL

Generally, divination by using a mixture of water and oil inside a vessel.

Specifically, the art and practice of divination by interpreting the patterns and ripples left on the surface of a mixture of water and oil inside a basin or bowl. Generally, small precious stones, or other divinatory objects, are dropped in. However, many cultures simply use olive oil in a glass bowl of water.

Lecanomancers, the experts in this art, was considered a special class of divinatory priests, and this mode of prediction was widely practiced by The Etruscans and many other ancient cultures.

In this branch of Hydromancy a special bowl was used, where the water was covered by a thin layer of animal oil or fat. After a question was asked, the diviner dropped a consecrated stone, usually marked with mystical symbols. Whether or not the oil separated determined the final prognostication.

Another method was to toss an object into a full container of water, or water and oil mixture, and interpret either the image formed by it or else the sound it made striking the water.

Another more intricate method involved pouring oil into a silver vase filled with water, on a clear, moonlit night. The light from a candle would then be reflected onto the liquid by the blade of a knife. The diviner would then concentrate on the image formed in the water/oil mixture to ascertain futurity. In a similar method, the flickering reflection of a candle’s flame on the oil was used to determine the future.

In yet another method, the pattern of ripples formed after a consecrated object or a small sacrifice was cast into a pool, basin, or pond, were interpreted.

OIL DIVINATION

In a method in which the Lecanomancer used olive oil slowly poured into a bowl of consecrated water, prognostications were obtained according to the following guideline:

You will need a bowl of water and a jar of olive oil. Put the bowl on a table and sit before it. Ask for a general reading of the future and slowly pour a bit of oil into the water. A teaspoon or so is plenty. The oil will rise and float on the water’s surface. Watch it for a few moments. Determine the future according to the following list:

  • If the oil divides into two sections, an argument may be in the offing. Or, a negative answer.
  • If the oil forms a ring (not a filled circle) and this remains unbroken, a business journey will be profitable, or the sick will recover. Or, a positive response.
  • If smaller droplets of oil emerge from a larger one, it may indicate pregnancy. This is also a favorable sign for the sick, for it predicts recovery.
  • If the oil spreads thinly and covers the entire surface of the water, beware; troubles are ahead.
  • Many small, unconnected globules of oil indicate the coming of money.
  • A crescent or star shape is extremely fortunate.

THE ETRUSCAN VARIATION

You will need a bowl preferably glass so you can see all the way through. Oil – any oil, but standard cooking oils are great as they haven’t been mixed. Salt, for purification and protection. Determine the future according to the following:

  • 2 droplets for matters of the heart
  • 3 droplets for business (3 is the magic number – on the western side, 8 in the eastern)
  • 4 droplets for matters of farming/home/fertility
  • If the oil stays together, in one blob, then that was a positive outcome.

If the oil separates and stays that way, it was considered to be a negative outcome. This is where the salt comes in. (Pay the priest a little more…) the salt would be pinched and dropped in, either once, or to the number according to the matter asked. If the salt doesn’t affect the salt you would read the oil with its original negative outlook. If the salt makes the oil form together, you have hope or a more positive outlook once the negative flow has passed. If the salt turns the color of the oil to white, you await disaster.

Lecanomancy, like most divinatory systems, is quite ancient and has been practiced since time immemorial by the mysterious Etruscans, Babylonians, Scythians, Greeks, Romans, and Arabians, among others.

LunarOScopes, 21 Aug New Moon & Solar Eclipse

YOUR FEELINGS ARE POWERFUL ALLIES

We intentionally create our lives through what we feel, which in turn, directly affects our thoughts as The Law of Attraction promises. Lunar energy from above is astrologically in charge of how the messages of our human emotions play out in precise timing, always offering us the chance to evolve down here below. As we honor our emotions, we can make them powerful allies in our lives- versus ignoring the truth, missing our opportunities, and neglecting to heal whatever they ask us to focus on.

Each month, a New Moon opens a waxing phase of initiating energy favoring creation until we reach the Full Moon, opening up a waning phase allowing for natural correction, reflection, and release. LunarOScopes capture the forecast of these cycles indicating what is meant to begin or conclude, timing when and what specific area of life our Sun Sign benefits by applying our focus through feeling.

New Moon & Solar Eclipse in Leo, 2:30 pm EDT, 21 Aug, Let’s Really Begin 
Waxing Phases favor actions involving planting a new and moving forward, as energy increases throughout one-half of your Zodiac Pie from 28 degrees Leo through Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, and Aquarius until the next Full Moon at 13 degrees Pisces 06 September 2017. This third New Moon of Summer (and second within Leo) -whose impact is long lasting- seeks for us to be well aware of expecting the unexpected to bring forward radical new beginnings within our lives. Equally, we are called to be ultimately responsible to what is starting from where The Lion asks for our loyalty and to be careful in matters of trust concerning it. Should we choose to deny our accountability, we will experience chaotic outcomes that otherwise could be avoided. As we recognize we are the only ones in charge of what we are able to manifest, we are completely able to navigate our new opportunities with success.

Our third New Moon of Summer 2017 is coupled with a Total Solar Eclipse, packing an energetic punch that outlasts the normal waxing phase for 6 months up to a years time, indicating what is naturally meant to begin from this area of the life has true staying power for the long term.

*This waxing phases align in equal reflection requests from Mercury Retrograde that transits 12 August to 05 September.* Remember with the beginnings we will naturally see from the potency of the Solar Eclipse, we need to apply careful attention and ultimate awareness concerning anything we truly choose to start under Mercury Retrograde.

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ARIES: It’s time to focus on the new where I Create.
Your children or brain-children completely capture your attention, as creative adventures really have you feeling something is powerfully flourishing with them. A personal responsibility to work with the reinvention in play for your approaches to life aligns you in truth for directions your future will take.

TAURUS: It’s time to focus on the new with how I Nurture.
New life flows within your home and family life, and if déjà vu finds you, listen carefully to it. As your closest environments ask for intent focus, take necessary time alone to process what is revealed to you in solitude. Honor this, and transformations for your career are primed to shine moving forward.

GEMINI: It’s time to focus on the new with what I Communicate.
Brainstorms welcome absolute excitement for your state of mind, and how you are meant to work with refreshing ideas. As surprises equally arrive to allow your future goals and social scenes to go in different directions, equally be more than willing to align your partnerships in a friendly new truth.

CANCER: It’s time to focus on the new with what I have.
Value opens new doors as increases to your earning power and security are ready to commence. The reinvention in play for your career gets kicked up another notch as more breakthroughs are revealed, working further with a responsibility to your habits and routines, granting more rebirth to your wealth.

LEO: It’s time to focus on the new with who I Am.
The world is ready for your appearance to change, as your emerging self and approaches to life intensely align you in the mantra “if it is new it is for you.” As regeneration presses on for your philosophies, beliefs, and sense of truth, take creative stability to your partnerships and find a balance you can rely upon.

VIRGO: It’s time to focus on the new where I Process.
Intuitive answers arrive by honoring your solitude and inner work. Note any messages dreams contain for your waking life. As rebirth reshapes your entire scope of life in more than astonishing ways, your home life seeks for you to work with different habits and routines to unlock your ultimate success.

LIBRA: It’s time to focus on the new where I Socialize.
Initiating energy excites your future goals along with your hopes, wishes, new friends, organizations, and groups. Accept invitations to mix and mingle, as amazing opportunities are presented to you. Expect the unexpected within your partnerships, utilize patience in your communications and witness your creative rewards blossom. crystalwind.ca

SCORPIO: It’s time to focus on the new where I Structure.
As your career is poised to receive recognition and reward, your public life is ready for more responsibility. Habitually, surprising turns change up your routines as your service to self and others as serious ways for you to value life works with life at home seeks so harmony and balance can find it.

SAGITTARIUS: It’s time to focus on the new with what I Believe.
Your philosophies experience intense changes, as education & spiritual pursuits find you journeying afar for the truth, as you gravely recognize you are a student once again. As erratic energy circulates around your children and creative nature utilize your patience to allow peace of mind to keep you calm.

CAPRICORN: It’s time to focus on the new where I Transform.
Regenerative energies in full play ask you to embrace an intense rebirth concerning your overall state of health and sexuality. Your source energy absolutely knows that there is no going back, provoking more reinvention for your home life as you take time alone to ponder ways your earning power can find more security.

AQUARIUS: It’s time to focus on the new where I Relate.
New agreements are favored within your business or personal relationships as well as legal matters. Be especially on alert to break-through ideas coming out of nowhere concerning them, for these are important to capture, assisting you to align future goals in peaceful outcomes for harmonious new approaches to your life.

PISCES: It’s time to focus on the new where I Serve.
New beginnings activate your ability to serve others, your health, habits, and routines with positive changes. You’ll find there are even more unusual and innovative ways you’re earning power and overall value for your security shifts, involving attention upon your career granting pleasing news for your wealth.

Daily Predictions for Friday, 18 August 2017

General Daily Predictions:

Today Moon will a hexagon with retrograde Mercury, a triangle with retrograde Neptune and an opposition with the retrograde Pluto. There is also a square with Jupiter forming later on. This is a day that a good start doesn’t necessarily mean a pleasant ending. Communications are somewhat helped. That is quite an important helper. Regardless your sign, avoid, if you can, any dangerous activity. If you can’t, be extra careful.

Today Moon will a hexagon with retrograde Mercury, a triangle with retrograde Neptune and an opposition with the retrograde Pluto. There is also a square with Jupiter forming later on. This is a day that a good start doesn’t necessarily mean a pleasant ending. Communications are somewhat helped. That is quite an important helper. Regardless your sign, avoid, if you can, any dangerous activity. If you can’t, be extra careful.

Today Moon will a hexagon with retrograde Mercury, a triangle with retrograde Neptune and an opposition with the retrograde Pluto. There is also a square with Jupiter forming later on. This is a day that a good start doesn’t necessarily mean a pleasant ending. Communications are somewhat helped. That is quite an important helper. Regardless your sign, avoid, if you can, any dangerous activity. If you can’t, be extra careful.

Virgo, Cancer, and Pisces are the luckiest zodiacs today. Capricorn and Libra are the most stressed ones.

Daily Predictions for Aries:

That’s a mostly peaceful day for you. Work feels like returning to its routine, but in a good way. Things with home and family are a little complicated as they cause you both happiness and distress. React calmly.

Daily Predictions for Taurus:

A very unusual and outgoing day for you. You need to communicate and interact with people more than usual, and thankfully, this goes pretty well. Your interactions with your other half, if you have one, are also pleasant. If not, an ex or somebody reminds you of an ex may play this role for you. Work isn’t so happy, but nothing really bad there.

Daily Predictions for Gemini:

A very good day for all work and money-related subjects. Whatever problems might exist, today seem to find their solutions. Some of them need patience until they’ll become a reality, but things progress on the right path. Money is stressful though. Maybe you feel you have too little, maybe you feel you spend too much. In most cases, this feeling doesn’t represent reality.

Daily Predictions for Cancer:

If you have to travel during the ecliptic period, this will be a good day to do so. It is also a good day to be with your loved one. In most cases, being with them is a pleasant experience, but in some cases, he or she has some difficult experiences they need to share with you and receive your support.

Daily Predictions for Leo:

Your spiritual powers very strong today. Make good use of them. Home and family seem peaceful, although you are not that certain things are as good as they seem. Work, on the other hand, may be extremely disappointing. Remember that this is just a bad day.

Daily Predictions for Virgo:

Just as with Taurus, your day is a very social one too. And probably more happy and relaxed. Your focus is probably on the friends and social circle more than on your special somebody. This may cause a small problem, and it may escalate a little dramaturgically, but this is a just overreaction on your part and theirs, and things calm down soon after.

Daily Predictions for Libra:

Today work has only a pleasant face to show to you. Things go well there. You also feel some satisfaction for whatever you have accomplished, your work position, your social status or your financial status. Family, though, doesn’t seem as satisfactory.crystalwind.ca

Daily Predictions for Scorpio:

This is a day to dream. You dream of what you want, and part of what you dream of is your relationship. This is a pleasant thing to do. Not that creative, but pleasant. So, enjoy it. The only trap is that you intend to over idealize things. This tendency may cause you some issues with some close friends today.

Daily Predictions for Sagittarius:

For the single ones, this will be a better day than those in a marriage or a relationship. Love and sex life and new love interests are looking good for them. For those in a relationship, there are problems there that reduce this pleasure. Still, if you can, engage in some sexual or romantic activity with your partner and you may find this to be very rejuvenating for your relationship.

Daily Predictions for Capricorn:

Your social life seems very promising, and, at the very least, pleasant today. Your business and life partners through play an important, yet not so pleasant role in your day. You may find yourself thinking if these are the right people for you to be associated with. Evaluation of the situation is not a bad thing, but don’t hurry up to acting on this right now. After the 5th of September, either thing will be better, or acting on your decisions will be easier.

Daily Predictions for Aquarius:

Your mind is more focused on work, career and health matters. Most of them look good. Psychology may not be as good though. Health is mostly good, but I must say today it’s easy to have some kind of accident, so be extra careful. If this won’t come to pass, then there will be nothing serious to worry about.crystalwind.ca

Daily Predictions for Pisces:

This is mostly a joyous day for you. You feel good about yourself. You may find your spiritual abilities and activities that you have abandoned, calling you back. In some cases, you may find your “good old” self-reawakening. Social and sex life though, have some problems. Also, a friend may encounter an unpleasant experience, and this will affect you too in a way.

Astrology and Magic:

Karma cleansing and obstacle removing are favored today. Here are a few spells and articles that may help you. Search our site for more.

That’s all. Have fun and enjoy your day.

Divination Tools: Ailuromany

Ailuromancy is a form of divination that uses the movements of the cats to predict the future. It has an origin in the Greek word – ailouros. This method of divination is also known as Felidomancy and is dependent on observing the movements, and the way the cats jump, and where they land.

Ailuromancy interprets the behavior of cats to predict weather patterns and is thought to come from the early Egyptians as cats were highly regarded by them.

Using Ailuromancy, it has been said if a cat’s tail should turn toward a heat source it indicates a likely change in the weather likely to be a heavy rain or could be a hard frost depending on the season. If a cat curls up, with it’s for head touching the ground; it could indicate an upcoming storm.

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HISTORY

The cat has a long history of being associated with the occult and witches in particular. In the history of cats association with the occult leads back to ancient times of Egyptian deity history with Bast being a cat headed deity and the Roman deity Diana being associated with cats.

The cat has always been associated with the occult, right from the ancient times. Many ancient religious beliefs considered the cat as sacred. Across all cultures, it is also believed that mistreating or killing a cat will bring misfortune.

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The ancient Egyptians, too, practiced this form of divination. One of their practices involved placing a magical tablet inside the mouth of a recently deceased black cat. The inquirer was required to write his question, along with the name of the deity required to help him, on the tablet with a solution of myrrh. This was said to bring about a prophetic dream.

One form of divination thought to have been practiced by early Egyptians as a means of inducing prosthetic dreams was to create a magical tablet and place it inside the mouth of their recently deceased black cat. On this tablet, the practitioner would write in inquiry as well as the deities’ name. The tablet would be washed with a solution of myrrh. After this, the person was thought to see the answer in a dream.

Ailuromancy as Aeromancy

This is a form of Zoomancy (seeing the past, present, future via animals) also thought of as being related to Theriomancy and some may refer to it as Felidomancy. Zoomancy is thought to be related to predicting future events by using animals where as Ailuromancy is specific to using the actions of cats. This is also connected to Aeromancy as the cat’s movements are used to predict the weather.

The cat has always been a mysterious creature and has also been associated with witches and a variety of superstitions. Diviners of the past have used the cats to look into the future. The movements of the cats have often been observed to predict the weather.

THE WAY THE CATS BEHAVE

In Ailuromancy, there are many superstitions regarding the cat. Where, in the United Kingdom, a black cat crossing your path is considered a lucky omen, in certain other places, such as the United States, Germany, and in India, it is considered a bad sign. However, owning a black cat is believed to be lucky, and so is a gray cat supposed to bring good luck. If you happen to have three black cats crossing your path, you can expect a shower of good fortune, wherever you may be living.

A cat turning its tail to the fire is a sign of the impending change in the weather – either rain or hard frost is expected. The stormy weather is said to be on its way if the cat lies in a curling position with its forehead touching the ground. Other signs for the diviner that indicates an early arrival of rain is a cat climbing up the furniture, or washing its face or ears.

A further sign of good luck is finding a cat on a boat. If you find a cat following you, it is a sign that you will be coming into money. If a white cat happens to cross your path, look out for your health. This is not a good sign for your health. If a cat happens to lick its ears three times, check to see in which direction it is looking. This is the direction from where you can expect visitors to your home.

Let us look at some other signs of Ailuromancy:

  • If a cat, while grooming, puts its paw around its right ear, you can expect a male visitor soon.
  • If the paw happens to be around the left ear, expect a lady visitor.
  • A sudden entrance of a black cat into your home is an omen of good fortune. Chasing it away, or harming it in any way, is sure to bring you bad luck.

SUPERSTITIONS

Superstitions involving cats can be found all over the world. Some places say if a cat follows a person it means that money will come to the person.

On the relationship front, it has been said that if me and dreams of a cat and the cat scratches him the person he is involved with is likely spiteful. Using the same situation if a woman has the same dream and scratch it is thought that she has a rival. While growing up, I heard the superstition that if the black cat crossed your path you have bad luck or want to die.

Some lore states seeing a white cat can be lucky in and of itself and that both white and black cats can bring luck. While we all know of the superstition that if a black cat crosses your path it’s said to indicate bad luck, some places hold if the cat crosses your path from left to right, it could be good luck.

If a black cat is pet with the grain of the hair along its spine, it’s said to bring good luck where as if the reverse is done, it’s said to bring bad luck.

Cartomancy: Fortune Telling, Playing Cards

Cartomancy is the act of divining using cards. Divining means to find out by inspiration, intuition or magic; to foresee. Cartomancy is a divination tool where by playing cards are used, and is similar to a Tarot reading.

Learn the past, present, and future with a regular deck of playing cards. No tricks, no special talent, no psychic ability. It is not magic either. If you can read this you can learn cartomancy with a regular deck of cards. All you need is some basic knowledge. It’s easy, so keep reading.

By using a regular 52 card deck of playing cards you can tell your fortune and see what lies before you.

A LITTLE BACKGROUND ON CARTOMANCY

Long before people used cards to play games, they were used to foretell the future. In fact, playing cards were invented for divination purposes.

The Gypsies are probably the most well know people that have in the past used cartomancy for fortune telling. But history goes beyond. The deck of cards has been around for about 600 years as far as we can tell. The thought is that the cards may have originated in China. China’s currency greatly resembled the deck of playing cards and it’s believed that China was the first to develop paper currency. The tradition of playing cards went from Western Asia to Egypt, then to North Africa. From there, Europe. The theory has it that the Arabs and Moors introduced the cards to the Spaniards in 1379. In Spain, the people called the cards Nairobi, which means “to foretell.” The question remains, were the cards made for game play or as tools for divination? We do know that by the sixteenth-century cards were used for the means of fortune telling. By the eighteenth century, cartomancy was a hit. Even Emperor Napoleon was said to have “consulted” the cards on a regular basis. Cartomancy, a strange word that can do so much.

TIPS FOR READING CARDS

LOOK AT PREDOMINANT SUIT

  • Predominant Hearts – concern is emotional
  • Predominant Diamonds – concern is material
  • Predominant Clubs – concern is for achievement and recognition
  • Predominant Spades – concern is antagonistic or for power without responsibility

If the reading does not require a Significator card, make a mental note of the Significator card which would represent the Questioner. If that card shows up in the reading, it takes on special significance.

If the Joker was not intended to be included in the deck but shows up in a reading, do not replace it, but read the card as a special message to the Questioner. The Joker usually means that there is a surprise in store for the Questioner. A situation which was thought to be stable may suddenly become unstable.

IF TIMING IS INVOLVED, READ THE CARDS AS FOLLOWS:

  • Diamonds – Spring
  • Clubs – Summer
  • Hearts – Autumn
  • Spades – Winter

RANKS:

  • Aces – Week at the beginning of the season.
  • Kings – The matter was completed last year at this time.
  • Queens – The matter was completed last season.

e.g. – Ace of diamonds would be the first week of the Spring Equinox

STAGES METHOD:

  • Aces – The beginning of a situation.
  • Twos – Direction the matter will take. May be a 1st meeting point.
  • Threes – The point at which details grow and the matter solidifies.
  • Fours – Foundation has begun. Roots are put down in order to build.
  • Fives – The first challenge or glitch in the situation.
  • Sixes – Issue changes & grows; If it stagnates, it will not continue
  • Sevens – Variety added, Scope of the idea/project may be expanded.
  • Eights – Evaluation period. People & ideas may be put to the test.
  • Nines – Moving forward. The issue is nearly completed.
  • Tens – Completion of the cycle, project, or issue.
  • Pages – Signify risks and messages.
  • Knights – Indicate movement and direction
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THE MEANING OF THE CARDS

SIGNIFICATORS: (THE CARD THAT REPRESENTS THE PERSON THE READING IS ABOUT)

  1. King of Diamonds – fair or grey-haired man over 40
  2. Queen of Diamonds – fair or gray haired woman over 40
  3. King of Hearts – fair-haired young man
  4. Queen of Hearts – fair-haired young woman
  5. King of Spades – dark-haired man over 40
  6. Queen of Spades – dark-haired woman over 40
  7. King of Clubs – dark-haired young man
  8. Queen of Clubs – dark-haired young woman

When choosing a card to represent the Questioner, you can use these guidelines to assist you. Above all, use your own intuition to make the decision.

Gender

  • Male – King
  • Female – Queen
  • Youth of either gender – Jack

Hair and Eye Color

  • Fair to Red or Gold Hair and Blue or Grey Eyes – Diamond
  • Auburn or Grey Hair with Hazel or Green Eyes – Heart
  • Brown Hair and Light Brown Eyes – Club
  • Dark Hair and Eyes, Dark Complexion – Spade

Zodiac Sign

  • Fire Signs – Aries, Leo, Sagittarius – Club or Heart
  • Earth Signs – Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn – Diamond or Spade
  • Air Signs – Gemini, Libra, Aquarius – Spade or Diamond
  • Water Signs – Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces – Heart or Club

Personality Factors

  • Shy and helpful – Heart
  • Cool and Logical, inner self is important – Spade
  • Ambitious and businesslike, impatient, outgoing – Diamond
  • Instinctive or Intuitive, cheerful and friendly – Club

red heart Hearts:

  • Aces- Happiness, the home, love, friendship, joy the start of a romance. A love letter.
  • King- A good-natured, a fair-haired man, affectionate and generous but impetuous. Good advice.
  • Queen- A kindly fair-haired woman. Trustworthy.
  • Jack- A close friend or a good-natured, fair-haired youth.
  • 10- good fortune, happiness.
  • 9- the “wish” card; desires come true
  • 8- Visits and visitors. Invitations out or attending a party, but also partings.
  • 7- An unfaithful or unreliable person. Broken promises.
  • 6- unexpected good fortune; generosity. Someone helping you out.
  • 5- Jealous people around you. Take your time to make any decisions.
  • 4- A change, a journey or a move of house/business. A late marriage or postponements.
  • 3- You need to be cautious. Don’t say something you’ll regret.
  • 2- success, and prosperity, friendship. An engagement or partnership. Friendship.

 Spades:

  • Ace- A difficult love affair. Emotional conflict, obsession, death. Things coming to a head.
  • King- A very dark-haired man, Ambitious, usually successful and an authoritative man.
  • Queen- A very dark-haired woman, can be seductive or unscrupulous. A widow.
  • Jack- A very dark-haired young person, a well-meaning person but immature, an unreliable youth.
  • 10- Worry, misfortune. Imprisonment. Unwelcome news.
  • 9- Bad luck in all things. Depression and low energy. Destruction, deaths. Extreme anxiety. Can mean delays or quarrels.
  • 8- Trouble and disappointment. Plans go awry. Friends let you down. Cancellations.
  • 7- A warning against possible loss of friendship. An unexpected burden. A warning against losses and sorrow.
  • 6- A small improvement in the person’s life.
  • 5- Anxiety, setbacks, interferences. Happy home but interference from other people. Reversals and opposition but eventual success.
  • 4- Business troubles, worries. Jealousy, illness, broken promises.
  • 3- Partings, possible due to faithlessness. Be wary in partnerships.
  • 2- Scandal, gossip, the danger of deceit, separation. Difficult changes.

diamond Diamonds:

  • Ace- A ring or present of jewelry. News about money. A letter.
  • King- A fair-haired man, stubborn and influential.
  • Queen- A flirt. A very fair-haired woman. flirtatious, sophisticated, witty, love to party and to gossip.
  • Jack- A very fair-haired youth. Watch out for dishonesty or unreliability.
  • 10- Journey, fortunate changes, usually bringing wealth.
  • 9- Surprise with money. New business opportunities. Restlessness.
  • 8- A marriage and travel late in life. Financial ups and downs. New relationship; unexpected money,
  • 7- Surprise news or a gift. Problems and losses at work.
  • 6- a reconciliation; a warning against a possible second marriage or problems in a second marriage.
  • 5- Successful meetings, particularly in business. Happy family.
  • 4- An inheritance. Improvements in finances. A change for the better.
  • 3- Legal problems, domestic arguments. A legal letter.
  • 2- A love affair attracting disapproval from others. A business partnership.

diamond Clubs:

  • Ace- Wealth, health, love, and happiness. A letter concerning money.
  • King- A dark-haired man, honest, open, generous and affectionate
  • Queen- A dark-haired woman, helpful, honest, attractive self-confident.
  • Jack- A reliable friend. A dark-haired youth.
  • 10- Money from an unexpected source, good luck or gift. Travel abroad.
  • 9- A new romance or admirer. Achievements. Don’t be stubborn.
  • 8- Opposition, danger or recklessness. Trouble in relationships, business and personal. Jealousy and greed.
  • 7- Prosperity and success. Be careful of trouble coming from a person of the opposite sex.
  • 6- Business success. Getting financial help.
  • 5- Help from a friend or spouse. New friends and a successful marriage.
  • 4- Changes for the worse. Lies and betrayal.
  • 3- Marriage to a wealthy partner. Money coming from the partner.
  • 2- Disappointment and opposition. Gossip.
  • Joker: (optional) New developments, fresh starts, taking a risk.

INTERPRETATIONS FROM SHUFFLING AND CUTTING

Who would have thought that a reading can begin from the cards even before that first card is laid out? Look carefully and note how the cards are shuffled and cut. Every person is different and has their own style, but this can even differ between readings. Thank you to Andreia “Shana” Gaita for sharing insights on shuffling and cutting which appear below.

  • When a person shuffles only the bare minimum number of times, this, of course, shows how eager they are to get straight to the point.
  • When cards one or a few cards fall out during shuffling, take note of what they are because they are important to the reading.
  • When a lot of cards fall out, the querent is either not used shuffling cards, or they are reluctant or ambivalent about the reading.
  • When a person cuts only the top few cards from the deck or leaves a tiny little pile, then they are reluctant to do the reading. This shows they do not really want to reveal too much or find out the true answer.
  • When cards fall from the deck as a person cuts the cards, this also shows a certain ambivalence or reluctance about the reading.
  • Shy and impressionable people cut the deck with their face virtually inches from the cards. They also tend to take any interpretations extremely literally despite their avowed skepticism.
  • Troubled querents also cut the deck with their faces inches from the deck and may take some time to do it. I also find these people tend to cut the deck dead center if they can manage it and are most concerned to be doing it “right”. These people tend to demand exact predictions and interpretations but this is because they are so troubled by their question.
  • Complex people tend to cut into multiple piles. These people cannot decide if they want to take the cards seriously or not.
  • Querents who are confident of the answer they think they will receive cut with their arm fully extended, often with a smile on their face.
  • There are people who barely glance at the cards when cutting them and expect you to shuffle and replace the cards in one pile. These people do not expect anything from the cards and are majorly skeptical or simply do not really want a reading.

When querents sit right back in their chairs and cross their arms you know they are feeling defensive. When the cards get right to the heart of the issue, you notice them lean forward and the arms are uncrossed. This simple body language reveals so much and can be useful when the querent is determined to say only the bare minimum.

The next time you do a reading for yourself, notice how you cut the cards. Often you can pick up from the cut if you are secretly reluctant to know the answer (usually because your intuition/subconscious already knows the answer won’t be what you want to hear).

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THE SPREADS

Use just One Card for a quick answer to your question. All you need to do is concentrate on your question while shuffling the deck and pick out a single card. This will give you the overall impression about your question. You may draw one more card if necessary to clarify the first card. (I personally usually draw the second card).

This method is also suitable for finding out about how your day is going to go. An example of this would be if you draw a Spade card this indicates problems and difficulties will be important to you. Hearts would be that issues to do with emotions and the home are going to be important for the day. Diamonds would be, issues to do with hard work and affairs outside the home will be important. Drawing a club would be, issues to do with business and money will be important.

If you want a quick answer/overview to a single question or issue, use the Three Card Spread.Start by shuffling the deck, always concentrating on your question. Lay the cards out in a row from left to right.

1   2   3

The first card represents the past. The second, the present and the third card, the future.

The Nine Card Spread is a more in-depth reading of the Three Card Spread. Start by laying the cards out in three rows across and 3 down.

1     2     3
4     5     6
7     8     9

  • Cards 1, 2, 3, are for the past
  • Cards 4, 5, 6, are for the present
  • Cards 7, 8, 9, are for the future

Magic Square
A Significator Card is chosen to represent the Questioner and is placed to one side while Questioner shuffles the remainder of the deck. When shuffled, the Reader takes four cards from the top of the deck and places them in the order shown. The fifth card is the Significator Card chosen for the Questioner. The remaining cards are taken from the top of the deck. This spread is good for a psychic or psychological reading.

1     2     3
4     5     6
7     8     9

  • Card 1 – Individuality (Questioner’s true nature)
  • Card 2 – Duality (Relationships with Others)
  • Card 3 – Stability (What is stable in Questioner’s Life)
  • Card 4 – Tenacity (Where the Questioner will not compromise)
  • Card 5 – Potentiality (Court Card for Questioner)
  • Card 6 – Opportunity
  • Card 7 – Spirituality
  • Card 8 – Negativity
  • Card 9 – Positivity

Horseshoe of Fate(7 cards)
A good spread for answering questions of great concern, or questions involving life changes, such as career changes, moving house, getting married.

No Significator card is selected. The deck is shuffled and spread out face down in a fan shape. Questioner selects seven cards from the spread and hands them to the Reader. The cards are spread face up in the order that they were selected.

1           7
2       6
3   5
4

  • Card 1 – Past influences contributing to present situation
  • Card 2 – Choices and alternatives
  • Card 3 – Stability or instability of situation
  • Card 4 – Challenges
  • Card 5 – Help or hindrances
  • Card 6 – Who are friends or foes
  • Card 7 – Final outcome

The Horseshoe Spread (21 cards)
This spread gives a more general overview of your life and uses 21 cards. Lay down seven groups of three cards in the shape of a horseshoe or arch.(Like above spread.) Count 1,2,3,4,5,6,7, then start the 8th card on top of the one card and go around again. The 15 card should be placed in sequence on the first and 8th cards and so forth. Each group covers a category.

The seven categories are:

  1. The past situation.
  2. The present situation.
  3. Developments in the near future.
  4. What you don’t expect.
  5. People around you.
  6. Obstacles and opposition.
  7. The outcome.

The Gypsy Spread (21 cards)
From left to right, lay three rows of seven cards. The top row of seven cards represents the past. The middle row the present and the bottom row of seven cards the future. This 21 card spread demands great skill and is not to be attempted until you are very confident with the meanings of the cards and combining them into a meaningful narrative.

Pyramid Spread
A good general reading. No Significator card is selected. The deck is shuffled and spread out face down in a fan shape. Selects ten cards from the spread. Place the cards face up in the order that they have selected me a pyramid shape.

    1
3 2
4 5 6
7 8 9 10

  • Top Card (Card 1) – Overall Influence at Work
  • Second Row (Cards 2 & 3) – Choice of Action
  • Third Row (Cards 4, 5 & 6) – Underlying Forces
  • Base Row (Cards 7, 8. 9 & 10) – Advice of the Cards(how to resolve question)

Celestial Circle
This spread is done only one time a year.

No Significator card is selected. The deck is shuffled and spread out face down in a fan shape. Select thirteen cards from the spread. Place them face up in the order that they were selected like that of a clock. Example, the first card would be 1 o’clock, second card 2 o’clock, and so on. Place card 13 in the center.

The cards are read as months of the year. The first card is the current month, even if it is last day of the month. Each card is a subsequent month.

Card number 13 is the overall forecast for the year. The card is read by suit alone.

  • Heart – Happy forecast for the year
  • Diamond – Successful practical year ahead
  • Club – Enterprise, money, accomplishment in the next year
  • Spade – Quarrels, discord ahead

HOW TO INTERPRET AND READ COURT CARDS

There are a number of intricate innuendos when reading face cards in time you will learn these. The direction in which the face cards are turned, mean a great deal. If the face card is turned left it indicates that this person is turned “towards you”, as you are always on the left of the spread in a reading, Literally he/she is “looking right at you, he is focused on the relationship shared with you, to your needs and very receptive in sharing the relationship with you and moving into the future with you. When the card is turned towards the right it means the person has turned “away from you” therefore this individuals focus is elsewhere. They are not focused or that much interested in the relationship share with you, or unreceptive to moving forward with you in the future.

The direction they are turned also indicates how they perceive their emotional views on life at this present moment, and that a lot of their perceptions are based on what they have learned from past experiences. Generally, the past is always to the left of us.
The individuals facing right derive their present emotions perceptions on life by concentrating on the future. Generally, the future is to the right of us.

Interesting to note that the 3 spade courts and the Jack of clubs are the only 4 court cards that look toward the future, therefore indicating that they maybe the only 4 who’s mind focuses elsewhere and not necessarily on you. Another note, if there is no court card present in the trio, then the message is all about you and your actions, thoughts or feelings.

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A FEW GUIDELINES TO CONSIDER WHEN INTERPRETING A SPREAD

The reader is always thought of as being on the left of the spread. You experience the cards from left to right; think of yourself as being on the receiving end of each spread.

Follow a 1+1+1=____ equation; build up the meanings by feeling each card from left to right. Suppose two of the cards give “pain” and “loss.”

If they appear in front of a face card, these are felt by yourself in the future. If they appear behind a face card, they belong to the individual represented by the face card. If there is no face card, all three meanings would belong to you. A spread of all face cards means a message involving social life or interactions; for work, this could be networking.

If a face card is “bearing,” for example, a negative card, it means to be cautious because that person has the potential to be untrue to you. I’m not sure what she means by bearing but I assume the card following (to the right of) the court card.

The Effect of Drumming and Shamanism on Health

Drum therapy is an ancient approach that uses rhythm to promote healing and self-expression. From the shamans of Mongolia to the Minianka healers of West Africa, therapeutic rhythm techniques have been used for thousands of years to create and maintain physical, mental, and spiritual health.

Current research is now verifying the therapeutic effects of ancient rhythm techniques. Recent research reviews indicate that drumming accelerates physical healing, boosts the immune system and produces feelings of well-being, a release of emotional trauma, and reintegration of self.

The gentle pulsating rhythms (binaural beat) of our brain synchronization tapes act in a similar fashion, yet because the frequencies are computer generated, they are precise, consistent and can be targeted to induce highly specific and desired brain states. Much like tuning a radio to get a particular station, our brain synchronization tapes can induce a variety of brain states. Effecting Alertness, Concentration, Focus & Cognition Relaxation, Visualization, & Creativity Intuition, Memory, Meditation Vivid Visual Imagery Deep Sleep, Detached Awareness

There are frequencies/rhythms which when dominant in the brain correlate with a specific state of mind. There are generally 4 groupings of brain waves:

  1. Beta waves range between 13-40 HZ. The beta state is associated with peak concentration, heightened alertness, and visual acuity. Nobel Prize Winner, Sir Francis Crick, and other scientists believe that the 40HZ beta frequency used on many Brain Sync tapes may be key to the act of cognition.
  2. Alpha waves range between 7-12 HZ. This is a place of deep relaxation, but not quite meditation. In Alpha, we begin to access the wealth of creativity that lies just below our conscious awareness – it is the gateway, the entry point that leads into deeper states of consciousness. Alpha is also the home of the window frequency known as the Schumann Resonance, which is the resonant frequency of the earth’s electromagnetic field.
  3. Theta waves range between 4-7 HZ. Theta is one of the more elusive and extraordinary realms we can explore. It is also known as the twilight state which we normally only experience fleetingly as we rise up out of the depths of delta upon waking or drifting off to sleep. In theta, we are in a waking dream, vivid imagery flashes before the mind’s eye and we are receptive to information beyond our normal conscious awareness. During the Theta state, many find they are capable of comprehending advanced concepts and relationships that become incomprehensible when returning to Alpha or Beta states. Theta has also been identified as the gateway to learning and memory. Theta meditation increases creativity, enhances learning, reduces stress and awakens intuition and other extrasensory perception skills. When the brain is in Theta it appears to balance sodium/potassium ratios which are responsible for the transport of chemicals through brain cell membranes. This appears to play a role in rejuvenating the fatigued brain.
  4. Delta waves range between 0-4 HZ. Delta is associated with deep sleep. In addition, certain frequencies in the delta range trigger the release of Growth Hormone beneficial for healing and regeneration. This is why sleep, deep restorative sleep is so essential to the healing process.

Drumming produces deeper self-awareness by inducing synchronous brain activity

Research has demonstrated that the physical transmission of rhythmic energy to the brain synchronizes the two cerebral hemispheres. When the logical left hemisphere and the intuitive right hemisphere begin to pulsate in harmony, the inner guidance of intuitive knowing can then flow unimpeded into conscious awareness. The ability to access unconscious information through symbols and imagery facilitates psychological integration and a reintegration of self.

Drumming also synchronizes the frontal and lower areas of the brain, integrating non-verbal information from lower brain structures into the frontal cortex, producing according to Winkelman: “feelings of insight, understanding, integration, certainty, conviction, and truth, which surpass ordinary understandings and tend to persist long after the experience, often providing foundational insights for religious and cultural traditions.”

6 Frequencies Used By Ancient Cultures To Heal And Connect To The Divine

Can sound effect you on more than an emotional level? Sure it can. Sound has a whole level of usefulness that we’re only beginning to discover; from successfully helping us transcend the blood-brain barrier in the medical field, to the noise of certain street lamps putting us on edge, there’s a lot more going on than we really notice. There are entire ranges of perception we can’t pick up on normally, and it’s a bit strange that one of the few that we can detect receives such little merit. Over the past few decades, however, it seems we finally realize that sound is useful for more than just entertaining, communicating, and pissing off your neighbors.

In the 70s, there were two doctors who supposedly rediscovered a set of frequencies that resonate with the mind on a primal level. Who are these doctors? Enter Dr. Joseph Puelo and Leonard Horowitz, a pair of behavioral scientists turned psychonaut after having what I’ll call a ‘Gnostic calling.’ Using numerology they uncovered a set of specific sounds that can affect someone on a spiritual level. They wrote a book and joined the raging psychedelic movement of the 1970s. So what did they find?

They stumbled upon a set of frequencies, with corresponding effects, each of which is linked with a syllable of the old Solfege scale. The Solfege scale was a Benedictine style of teaching tones for choir singing. We can see its descendants named off in the scale used in The Sound Of Music. You know the scene.

Some knowledge:

  • UT – 396 Hz – turning grief into joy, liberating guilt & fear
  • RE – 417 Hz – undoing situations & facilitating change
  • MI – 528 Hz – transformation & miracles, repairing DNA
  • FA – 639 Hz – relationship, connecting with spiritual family
  • SOL – 741 Hz – expression/solutions, cleaning & solving
  • LA – 852 Hz – returning to spiritual order

So these are the frequencies, with their corresponding effects. Either by playing the tone and meditating, or listening to music written with the scale (Which has been extended to 9 notes, more on that later), one could experience change through these frequencies.

Does it work? My first instinct is to tell you to check it out yourself because the resources are definitely there if you have access to Youtube and an extra hour to burn, but there’s also a good amount of theory and precedent suggesting that the frequencies are effective. There is a computer program by the name of brain.fm that has proven effective for behavioral sound therapy. Soothing soundscapes carefully embedded with the sacred frequencies allow for the access to altered states of consciousness for the purpose of focus, relaxation, and even sleep with documented success and compelling testimonies.

A much older example is Gregorian Chants, which uses a very similar scale. Gregorian chants have been hailed as a successful tool for trance work, and acknowledged as calming and serene by multitudes of audiences throughout the years, and may owe that success to use of these frequencies.

Candace Pert, Ph.D., Author of ‘Your Body is Your Subconscious Mind,’ had several theories about core vibrations affecting the human body, and had much to say about natural resonances being able to affect the human body. (See: Molecules of Emotion ). A true master in her field, Dr. Pert took a huge step in bringing the Holistic Method into the real medical forefront, as well as establishing credence for more abstract thinking in medical research.

So if these frequencies were so useful and effective, why were they not realized in the west until the 70s? This was most likely due to the change to a perfect interval scale system in western music, which shifted the base frequencies used to tune notes. All of the Solfeggio frequencies are slightly off from these notes, and while the perfect interval system standardized music, part of music’s effectiveness was supposedly lost.

The amount of older cultures that view singing, choir work, and music as a magical entity support the fact that these frequencies were familiar to mystics of our olden times, but not quite known by the same terms. Any old culture you point to, they most likely had some sort of legend or tale about someone who could sing the wounded and sick back to health, and it likely had something to do with the system rediscovered by the researchers of the 70s.

With fairly little digging, one could even experiment with the frequencies themselves. Due to the scale being upgraded to 9 frequencies, several groups have made music that exclusively uses the Solfeggio Frequencies, as well as several resources using just the bass frequencies.

There has always been something mystical and present in the world of sound, but never quite able to be identified accurately. There are several frequencies, and the scales to define them, that reside outside of regular human perception, as is the idea that said hidden vibrations have untapped uses. Sitting on the throne of these concepts is Music itself. Music has always affected humans rather profoundly and continues to be the cornerstone for civilizations, and their microcosms, subculture.

Everyone is looking at the universe, trying to peer through the cracks and discover what they hope is the energetic code of our common reality. Some use patterns of thought, others use history, and yet others try and use something just a little more concrete. There’s constant talk of Vibration being the base code for reality, and multiple theories supporting that logic. After all, frequency and vibration are one of the few bits of substance we can actually measure. For centuries, mystics and shaman have used certain tones to influence and foster positive change in their people. In the past hundred years, our scientists have begun to follow the steps of the forerunners, even if only stepping lightly.