Today’s I Ching Hexagram for April 14

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Everyone:

47: Oppression

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Hexagram 47

General Meaning: The image of oppression conjures up a dried up lake bed with nettlesome crows stalking the shoreline. Hard times can shrivel our spirits, and give rise to a multitude of ‘crows’ in the form of troublesome worries. Times of great loss or personal failure break weaker people; but the strong of heart can bend with fate. To endure hard times — or even grow and benefit from them — it is essential to tap that deepest stratum of personal identity, that which is deeper even than fate, and which is incorruptible by even the harshest realities. It is essential, in other words, to tap the wellspring of human endurance: hope.

In a sense, there is no such thing as failure. There is only sweet and sour reality, and more is learned from the sour, oftentimes, than from the sweet. For failure, hard as it may be to swallow, opens the blinds to the real world, and reawakens the clarity of vision known only to those who have risked, and tasted, disappointment.

When in the throes of hard times, it is wise to be resolute and strong on the inside while remaining quietly cheerful on the outside. Avoid too much talking — except to your closest friends. Your words will have little effect on all others, since your influence will be at a low ebb — and the attempt to get across will only drain you of vital energy. Strong silence is the most skillful posture when facing the public during adversity; it shows that your inner core is strong enough to withstand the current troubles, and suggests that your recovery will be complete. At the same time, talking openly to those you trust is equally important, for in times of calamity, talking is an important part of healing.

Keep in mind that failure — the final taboo in modern society. But this is just one part of the inevitable cycle of life for those who dare to live fully and completely. Never to fail at all is to fail in the biggest way — avoiding risk altogether, you cannot help but fall far short of what might have been.


Your Daily Number for April 14th: 4

Your Daily Number: 4

You’ll find accomplishment through work, and with it, added respect. Dependability may be an issue today, and routine matters must be handled. It’s possible that a moral issue may surface for you or someone close to you.

Fast Facts

About the Number 4

Theme: Form, Work, Order, Practicality, Discipline
Astro Association: Aries
Tarot Association: Emperor

Daily Horoscopes for April 14th


General Daily Horoscope


Our perceptual filters kick in as the Moon shifts into discerning Virgo at 2:40 am EDT. Ironically, just minutes later the Moon opposes nebulous Neptune in dreamy Pisces, heightening the differences between fact and fancy. Ultimately, we are more apt to respond with emotional clarity today because the Moon forms a harmonious midday trine to perceptive Pluto. Meanwhile, trickster Mercury’s retrograde continues to stir up delays if we’re too pushy.


Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

It doesn’t matter that you’re eager to take a risk and make something outrageous happen today; you probably won’t get your crazy plans off the ground. Unfulfilled promises could restrain your behavior until you finish your current obligations. But don’t let frustration get the upper hand, because having an emotional meltdown now will not add anything desirable to the quality of your life. Overcome your impatience and wait for a better moment to start something new.



Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

Although you claim that you can work within the current limitations being placed on you, you cannot help but fantasize about your favorite escape. You understand that rebellious behavior won’t necessarily bring the results you want, but you don’t seem to have the control you need to keep things stable. Even if you want to blast your way out of the rut you are in, common sense should win out for now.


Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

You must attend to personal matters today, even if you are simultaneously being pulled toward more public obligations. At first, it may seem as if your job will offer you some respite from your domestic responsibilities, but you would be smart to realize that you won’t be able to escape from your family duties for too long. Don’t try to outsmart your workmates by pretending to do your job. Be honest about your situation while sustaining your work pace the best you can.



Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You might become angry if someone at work pushes you too hard today. Your superiors may have inflated expectations, yet you know that there’s only so much that you can handle now. Unfortunately, trouble arises if you don’t establish clear limits. There’s no need to complain about anything that is beyond your control, because that just makes the situation worse. It helps to be specific and let others know exactly what you can and cannot do before things get out of hand.



Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You could run into an unexpected out-of-pocket expense today that reminds you of the instability of your current financial situation. However, it doesn’t make sense to get discouraged now, even if you don’t see how you’re going to balance your incoming funds with your outgoing cash. Although a longer-term solution may take conscious effort, the immediate problem is temporary and should ease on its own in a couple of days.



Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You may feel as if you’re being emotionally bounced around today, even with the Moon back in your practical Earth sign to help you focus your attention on what is most useful. But your day probably won’t unfold according to your plans. Instead, you need to change your agenda several times to accommodate the shifting tides, which are beyond your control. Let go of your personal expectations so that you can transform a challenging day into one that’s filled with pleasant surprises.



Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Your friends and associates may not realize that you’re having a tough time today because you’re not telling anyone about your concerns. Ironically, your doubts could be greatly eased by the simple act of sharing them. Your fear of being criticized might be your biggest obstacle to opening up. But remaining silent and losing yourself in endless analysis won’t lead to a logical resolution. You’re better off by just blurting out the truth now. Although you may surprise someone with your radical perspective, an honest discussion should relieve the tension.



Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

There is so much happening today that you may not have time to make a sensible plan. Figuring things out on the fly will probably get you through the day unless someone questions your integrity, prompting you to defend yourself. Just remember that open conflict isn’t a useful course of action; you would be smarter now to change your tactics and be less impulsive. Ultimately, you should be able to avoid an unnecessary argument by focusing on your goals and not on what anyone else says.



Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Although you’re still interested in setting your work aside in favor of another enjoyable diversion, playtime is harder to justify today. Your professional responsibilities may be so demanding now that you just cannot get away with your planned escape. You might feel frustrated, but don’t worry; the pressure won’t last. Hunker down and do what’s expected of you so you can feel free enough to relax later on.



Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Your hard work might not pay off right away, but don’t let that stop you from being extra conscientious about completing your job. It’s not that others won’t appreciate your contribution; it’s just that they are so busy today that they may not stop to acknowledge you. Don’t lose your focus worrying about being noticed. If you’re patient, your just rewards will arrive soon enough.


Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Extra stress may come from financial institutions, investments or partnerships today, and there might not be an obvious way to avoid it. However, don’t put off any banking business that should be handled; starting sooner than later can make a big difference. Money management may not be a lot of fun, but handling complicated business affairs now can increase your sense of security and will help you feel more at ease.



Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Interactions with someone who can exert control over your life may not go as smoothly as you hoped. You would be a lot more willing to acknowledge another person’s authority if he or she actually deserves your respect. But it’s challenging to acquiesce to anyone who assumes power without earning it. Don’t be afraid to stand up for your convictions. You will only have to face the same issue again if you back down now for the sake of convenience.

I’m sorry

Good Thursday Morning, my sweets!

I suppose you are wondering what I am apologizing for. I have not been doing my daily postings the way I like too. This is due to the fact, I have been sick. The doctors aren’t really sure what is wrong with me. On the back of my head, I will have a knot that just rises out of the head. This knot is about the size of a cut in half golf ball. It also has veins coming from it and they run in all directions. It is very painful and the pain runs down into my neck and shoulders. This is the second time I have had this. The first time, the doctors was baffled and they didn’t know what it was. So I was diagnosed with shingles and they gave me an antibiotic and sent me on my way. Well this time when the knot came back, it was bigger and much more tender than before. It hurt to do anything to my hair. It hurt to move my neck. So we pack up and go to the doctor’s again. This time I laid down on the slab and the doctor rummaged through my hair. I showed her where the knot was and she found it and it was like “oh, sh–.” Doctors aren’t that gentle. Anyway, she said with me laying down she could trace the knot. She said the knot had veins that were puffed up. She could trace were the knot was going.  So now, I am on an antibiotic and another one medication that is for anti-viral medication. The anti-viral makes me sleepy and I take it three times a day. So I have been posting through naps, lol!

I just wanted to let you know what was going on. I didn’t want you to think I was trying to get out of my job. You can’t get rid of me that easy, lol! I would ask a favor from you though, please keep me in your prayers. This is very painful, every joint in my body hurts. I would deeply appreciate your prayers. I am going to start posting. If you hear zzzzzzzzzzzz, you know what happened, the drugs kicked it, lol.

Thank you so much for your understanding,

Lady A