Daily Rune for 3/17

Daily Rune

 

mannaz : man, humankind

Phonetic equivalent: m

DIVINATORY MEANINGS:
significator, self, family, community, relationships, social concerns
MAGICAL USES:
to represent a specific person or group of people; to establish social relationships
ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES:
Ask and Embla, Midgard
ANALYSIS:
In its broadest sense, mannaz represents all of humanity, and therefore the entire realm of Midgard. In more practical terms, though, it is those with whom we have personal connections, from our immediate circle of family and friends to the wider community around us, reminding us of our nature as social animals. It also represents our connection with the Gods and with nature, through the two Norse myths of the creation of humans; the first where they sprang from Ymir’s body, and the second in which they were created from two logs by a river. It takes the raw energy of ehwaz and controls it through our social conscience, reminding us of those we affect with our deeds both magical and mundane.

The rune itself resembles gebo with its joining of masculine and feminine elements, but is much more complete. It is the entire web of human relationships, with the self at the centre, which mirrors the web of fate explored through rai̡o. But while that web was more or less fixed, this one is mutable and alive. Past and present, male and female, self and other Рall opposites are joined here and made whole. Mannaz is our home, and speaks for all those whose lives we touch when we use the gifts we have been given through the runes

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 3/17

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Everyone:

5: Patience

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Hexagram 5

General Meaning: A fisherman can cast the line, but he can only wait for the fish to bite. Your catch will come in its own time; you cannot make it hurry to you — neither by working, nor by planning, nor by wishing. You may need to provide nourishment or support for others; but only through patience can you become the bridge between the fickle fish and the eventual feast. Strength in a time of trial waits quietly, resolutely. Weakness grows agitated, and abandons the effort before the fish bites. Periods of waiting are most fruitful when used for quiet contemplation.

Proceed cautiously, but resolutely, with whatever you are doing. The time and situation are calling for consistency and patience. Waiting is an essential skill; patience is a powerful force. Good timing is an ally of those with inner strength — the kind of strength that allows you to be uncompromisingly honest with yourself, while sticking to the path you have charted. If you persevere with a positive attitude, time weakens even the hardest obstacles. To rush anything, or impatiently force results, stimulates resistance and causes setbacks. At best, you achieve surface changes — the kind that can just as quickly be reversed. Steadfast waiting — while holding to your integrity leads to slow but permanent improvements. In the end, you accomplish something great. Practice patience.

Today’s Tarot Card for 3/17

Today’s Tarot Card for Everyone:

The Star

This Tarot Deck: Sacred Rose

General Meaning: What has traditionally been known as the Star card is about reconnecting one’s Soul with the Divine — the transcending of personality, family, community and reputation. It has to do ultimately with the freedom to be one’s Self. The Soul is responding to celestial influences — forces that can provide the personality with a stronger sense of purpose. The Star card helps us to remember our exalted origins and our attraction to a Higher Union.

This card could also be called the “Celestial Mandate” — that which refers us back to our reason for being, our mission in this lifetime. The Star reminds us that, in a sense, we are agents of Divine Will in our day-to-day lives. If we let go of the idea that we are supposed to be in control, we can more easily notice and appreciate the synchronicities that are nudging us along. In this way, we become more conscious of the invisible Helping Hand, and we better understand our place within — and value to — the larger Cosmos.

Daily Horoscopes for 3/17

 

General Daily Horoscope

 

The Moon shifts into practical Virgo at 4:53 am EDT, enabling us to be quite diligent today. Although our analytical abilities are sharper now, the narrowing Virgo energy is countered by the growing lunar light as we move toward Saturday’s Full Moon. We are full of fantastic visions because clever Mercury semisquares fantastic Neptune. Rather than being overly distracted by them, we must filter out anything that’s unnecessary to our current work.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Even the best times must come to an end. The party is over and now you must be serious about the work in front of you. But if you’ve been putting off the inevitable, today the window of procrastination can slam painfully on your fingers. There’s no need to be over-controlling now. The time for making excuses has passed. Stop talking and get started without further delay.

 

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You may be relieved by the change of attitude in your friends and co-workers today, for there seems to be a trend toward more self-discipline. This makes it easier for you to be serious about your job without feeling out of place. Ask for the help you need to be more efficient, for others will probably be glad to offer their assistance now.

 

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

You are conflicted today because you know that it would be wise to turn down a social offer so you can concentrate on your work. However, it isn’t easy to say no, especially if you have an opportunity to be with your friends. Unfortunately, you won’t have much latitude now and responsibility must win out over frivolity. You’ll be able to return to the fun and games on another day once your work is done.

 

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You need to share your needs with those in your immediate environment today as the Moon enters your 3rd House of Communication. But be careful, because you are tempted to become overly attached to the people you encounter as you carry out your job. Instead, maintain a high level of professional conduct in all your interactions. Everyone will be happier if you respect boundaries and give your co-workers the distance that they need.

 

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You may breathe easier today when the Moon leaves your sign to enter your 2nd House of Self Worth. You might not feel as emotional, so there are fewer distractions to prevent you from taking what you’ve started and moving it into the next phase. For example, adding stability to a new idea now is more valuable than coming up with a completely different approach. You have already taken your first step. Take as many as you need until you find your own rhythm.

 

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

The Moon’s entry into hardworking Virgo is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to your co-workers. But this is not about signing a contract or walking on a tightrope stretched between your old world and what awaits you in your future. This is about making your appearance in the present moment and remaining open to whatever happens. Once you shake your false sense of urgency, you’ll be free to find new ways to express yourself.

 

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Your life has increased in complexity, yet your faster pace doesn’t bring you any closer to satisfaction. The elusive bluebird of happiness may be avoiding your windowsill for a reason today. But it’s not about anything you did, nor is it a sign of upcoming bad luck. If you change your attitude to a more positive outlook, you’ll be amazed at how quickly you can put your life in order.

 

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You may be more careful than usual about choosing your friends today, but making important decisions is easier to do without stressing over them. Even if you decide to pass on a social gathering, it’s no big deal for you to simply send along your regrets. There’s no need to worry endlessly about what others think. For now, it’s crucial to follow your own path without waiting for anyone else’s approval.

 

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

There are specific tasks you must do today, whether you want to or not. The upside is that this can be a learning process for you because you can’t allow your needs to overshadow your place in the social network. But it may sadden you to realize that some of your peers don’t want to know anything about you; they only want you to do your job. The good news is that you’ll still get to go off on your own sweet adventure; just make sure to meet your obligations first.

 

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Your inner self may not be aligned with your outer self today, leaving you with a lack of motivation. Normally, your ambitions are strong, but now it may be too much work to manage the details that could help you get through the day. Take control of your schedule by reserving the right to say no to anything new. Clearly let others know that you can only do so much at one time if you are to do it well.

 

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Today’s Moon in your 8th House of Shared Resources can tie your finances to others. But things are not so simple now and complex relationships can have a big impact on your work. Thankfully, you are ahead of the pack if you already realize that you can’t do everything alone. When you join forces with someone else, the combined power can be unstoppable, so don’t be afraid of giving up some control to be a part of a group process.

 

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

The picky Virgo Moon enters your 7th House of Partners today, helping you compile a list of the flaws of your spouse, lover or closest friend. But you may be so critical that no one could possibly meet all your standards. Be gentle when evaluating others, since the issue isn’t really about them at all. It’s about your feelings and how you judge yourself. Keep in mind that the harsh criteria you are now using may be more of a hindrance than a help. If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.