Daily Rune for 3/16

Daily Rune

 

teiwaz : Tyr

Phonetic equivalent: t

DIVINATORY MEANINGS:
duty, discipline, responsibility, self-sacrifice, conflict, strength, a wound, physicality, the warrior path
MAGICAL USES:
protection, victory, strength, strengthening the will, healing a wound
ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES:
Tyr and the Fenris Wolf, Odin’s ordeals
ANALYSIS:
Just as the second aett began with the cleansing destruction of hagalaz, so too does the third aett begin with a loss. However, hail is imposed by the Gods to force the sacrifice of those things which aren’t really vital to our development. Teiwaz, on the other hand, represents a voluntary sacrifice, made by someone who understands exactly what they are giving up and why.

Tyr’s sacrifice of his hand to allow the binding of the Fenris Wolf was a noble one, and notable in a pantheon of deities not known for their sense of duty and ethical responsibility. He is believed to be one of the oldest of the Norse Gods – a Bronze-age rock carving was found in Scandinavia depicting a one-handed warrior – and his position may well have originally superseded that of Odin. Tyr’s rune is also one of the oldest in the fuþark, having survived virtually unchanged from the earliest Bronze-age carvings. It represents all those qualities associated with the God: strength, heroism, duty and responsibility. But it also represents a deeper mystery – that of the wounded God. Like þurisaz, the pain of teiwaz focuses the attention and forces discipline. However, in this case the effect is more conscious and the wound carries a greater significance. Uruz has been confronted and bound, and the lessons of teiwaz and hagalaz have been learned. This is the path of the warrior.
Aos Sidhe Blessings
Faery Warrior

Love yourself, love your neighbor, love your enemies, but begin with self-love. You cannot love others until you love yourself. You cannot share what you do not have. If you do not love yourself, you cannot love anyone else either. Don Miguel Ruiz

Chakra Breathing Meditation

 

Chakra Breathing Meditation

Preparation

1 Stretch in the way you need to release any tension.
2 Sit comfortably with spine erect and self supporting.

Chakra Breathing
1 Place attention on part of body that corresponds to charka. You can
press with a finger on the appropriate part of the body to help get a
physical sensation at first.
2 Visualise and feel Universal Energy flow into the charka with your in breath.
3 Visualise and feel your energy going out to the universe with your out
breath.

Start with doing the front and rear aspects of each charka separately
When this is becomes easy do both front and rear charka simultaneously
So that you are breathing in both front and back to the centre at the same
Time, and then breathing out to both front and rear from centre at the same
Time.
Further to this you can add spinning of the chakras. Remember the right
Hand rule for the healthy direction of spin.

Sequence
Start with the base chakra and move up each in turn until you have done
The crown. Take several breathes until you feel the chakra is clear, charged
and balanced. You can spend extra time on chakras that you feel the need
To. Finish by moving directly from crown to base, skipping the others, and
breathing at the base until you feel well grounded.

Closing
Take a few moments to feel the effects all over the body.

Aos Sidhe Blessings
Faery Warrior

Love yourself, love your neighbor, love your enemies, but begin with self-love. You cannot love others until you love yourself. You cannot share what you do not have. If you do not love yourself, you cannot love anyone else either. Don Miguel Ruiz

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for 3/16

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Everyone:

26: Containment of Potential

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Hexagram 26
General Meaning: This hexagram points to the containment of great power that increases as it is wisely stewarded. Like a river that has been dammed, or a boiling pot with a lid on, holding and containing power produces enormous energy. During normal times, daily ritual and habit help keep life ordered and serene; but in times of great opportunity, great fortitude is required. Focused attention is what will be required to channel this great potential and achieve supreme success.

In a current situation you have considerable reserves of energy and support to draw upon. This is the right time to channel creativity by collecting and organizing good ideas and plans. In this way, even large or extremely challenging undertakings can be successful.

A hidden source of power for the great is the study of the past. The lives of wise and successful men and women are like buried treasures of wisdom. Great good fortune comes to those who unearth these valuable treasures by applying the lessons of the ages to current events.

Today’s Tarot Card for 3/16

Today’s Tarot Card for Everyone:

The Devil

This Tarot Deck: Hanson Roberts

General Meaning: What has traditionally been known as the Devil card expresses the realm of the Taboo, the culturally rejected wildness and undigested shadow side that each of us carries in our subconscious. This shadow is actually at the core of our being, which we cannot get rid of and will never succeed in taming. From its earliest versions, which portrayed a vampire-demon, this card evoked the Church-fueled fear that a person could “lose their soul” to wild and passionate forces.

The image which emerged in the mid-1700’s gives us a more sophisticated rendition — that of the “scapegoated Goddess,” whose esoteric name is Baphomet. Volcanic reserves of passion and primal desire empower her efforts to overcome the pressure of stereotyped roles and experience true freedom of soul. Tavaglione’s highly evolved image (Stella deck) portrays the magical formula for harnessing and transmuting primal and obsessive emotions into transformative energies. As a part of the Gnostic message of Tarot, this fearsome passion and power must be reintegrated into the personality, to fuel the soul’s passage from mortal to immortal.

Daily Horoscopes for 3/16

 

General Daily Horoscope

 

Today’s expressive Leo Moon enables us to share our feelings, yet we can’t see the real obstacles ahead. The Moon’s harmonious trines to exaggerating Jupiter and loquacious Mercury tempt us to bet on a longshot and promise more than we can possibly deliver. However, it becomes more difficult to give others what they want when the self-reflective Leo Moon opposes social Venus, pitting our personal desires against the needs of the larger community.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Someone who knows you very well may be pushing your emotional buttons today. Of course, your wisest move is to look the other way so you can sidestep any interaction that could erupt into an unpleasant encounter, but you probably won’t be able to hide your annoyance. Luckily, you should be able to turn this difficult situation around by transforming your anger into compassion. A little love and understanding will go a long way now toward making everyone happy.

 

 

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You may get a feeling, as if it’s time to set the record straight. You are even ready for a confrontation, if necessary, but everyone seems to mellow as the day draws on. Be willing to set aside logic and simply ride the emotional waves that originate from within your subconscious mind. Although the relentless Leo Moon’s ambition can be scary, sharing an intimate experience can help you overcome your fears.

 

 

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Being sure of what you want is one thing, but becoming overly attached to any particular outcome is likely to bring unhappiness. You have a special opportunity now to push past an associate’s judgment that’s been bringing you down. More importantly, you have the ability to use the power of positive thinking to turn a potentially obsessive approach into one that’s certainly more manageable.

 

 

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

The Leo Moon increases your ability to remain steadfast today, motivating you to be very loyal in love. Nevertheless, your current resistance to change may grow into an obstacle to intimacy. It’s risky to reveal your feelings, so you might just let the present moment pass without saying anything at all. Now, however, you have a chance to change an old pattern. Start tentatively, but stay focused on what is in your heart. Ultimately, your willingness to share your vulnerability can deepen your connection with someone you love.

 

 

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You are able to feel the magic today, but a dynamic change in a relationship won’t likely happen until you’re willing to listen to your partner and receive the very same love you so easily give. Keep in mind that everything cannot always be fun. You’re intelligent enough to understand that opening your heart to love also means opening it to heartache. Fortunately, a highly charged emotional interaction can morph into a more comfortable one later on.

 

 

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Today runs more smoothly if you remember to let the tension build until it reaches a critical mass on its own. However, you may try to shake things up to catalyze an unstable situation. But don’t push your luck by demanding that everyone stops and pays attention to you. Paradoxically, intentional avoidance of a tough issue can be just as dangerous as attempting to express it. Allow feelings to surface naturally without judging any of them as right or wrong.

 

 

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You may be worn out from following the dramas of your friends and associates, yet somehow their stories have also become yours. It isn’t a simple task to separate yourself from all the interpersonal relationships that require your time and attention. Although your stress may not be easily resolved, there’s movement that brings you closer to an answer today. Don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Leaning on a trusted friend can help just enough to move things off of dead center.

 

 

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You cannot escape from your powerful feelings today, even if it’s not easy integrating them into your day. Although it’s healthy to share what you want with someone you trust, it’s unfair to make him or her responsible to deliver your satisfaction. Staying somewhat detached from the outcome creates enough sacred space for an original solution to magically unfold.

 

 

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You might assume that you can get your needs met without having to consider the consequences of your actions. However, you may be temporarily stuck in a tidal pool now, where everything you do has immediate ramifications. Thankfully, you can make informed choices that lead you to a fair compromise. However, you should be prepared to work harder than ever if you want to do the right thing.

 

 

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You might attempt to resist the pressure to explore your feelings today, for this seems like a lot of work without much benefit in return. Unfortunately, your desire to hold on to the status quo could cost you dearly because of a lost opportunity. However, the real reward won’t likely be money or recognition. The good news is that you have a chance to experience spiritual growth, which can bring a kind of happiness that money cannot buy.

 

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Having a simple discussion with a friend or partner today can unleash unexpected torrents of emotional content. Although this conversation may be constructive, it’s easy to slip into disagreement over your divergent needs. Extra attention, combined with awareness, helps you understand that you can have strong opposing perspectives while still supporting each other’s dreams. This mutual appreciation can reveal a treasure that will deepen your relationship.

 

 

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Although it’s hard to understand the forces that brought you to this very moment, you’re very clear about what you want next. Unfortunately, circumstances may not be very forgiving now, offering you less leeway to respond to a tricky situation at work. Thankfully, you can make things easier on yourself by acknowledging your willingness to wait for satisfaction. Your patience is the key to ultimately getting what you want.