What much do you know about Hyacinth?


Gender:  Feminine

Planet:  Venus

Element:  Water

Powers:  Love, Protection, Happiness

Magickal Uses: Use in sachets to ease the pain of childbirth. The plant grown in the bedroom guards against nightmares.

Sniffing the fresh flower of the hyacinth relieves grief and depression, and also cures fascination.

The dried flowers are used in love mixtures.

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for May 18 is 11:Harmony

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Everyone:

11: Harmony

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Hexagram 11
General Meaning: The trigram earth is above that of heaven, and heaven seems to be on earth. The gravity of matter merges with the upward radiation of light to merge in deep harmony. This juxtaposition denotes a time of peace and blessings for all living things. In the affairs of humans, tranquility comes when the good, strong and powerful show favor to those of lower status, and those of more modes means are well disposed towards those who are currently blessed. This condition marks an end to feuding. In such a state, it is best to let the energy ride high. The way is cleared, and the prospects for great success are outstanding.

Chaotic forces still abide in nature, but man, by carefully responding to the rhythms and cycles of the world around him, can find peace in the natural world. By planting the right crop in the right place in the right season, the farmer brings harmony to the cultivation of plants, and prosperity to his family. Similarly, any business must adjust to the natural cycles of the season; only through flexibility and adaptation can order and growth be maintained. Peaceful times produce a time of flowering and prosperity; the wise person channels positive energy to all quarters, to each in proper proportion, just as a farmer waters his field. But be vigilant. Otherwise, peaceful conditions will foster the growth of weeds as well as flowers.

Your Daily Number: 5

Your Daily Number: 5

You may find your interests expanding today, and you’re probably going to be feeling more liberated than you have in a long time. New people, social gatherings, and possibly romance may broaden your horizon. Be careful not to over-indulge or become careless in the midst of so much activity.

Fast Facts

About the Number 5

Theme: Resourceful, Adventure, Speculation, Travel
Astro Association: Taurus
Tarot Association: Hierophant

Tranquil Home Sachet

Tranquil Home Sachet

This is a sachet to bring about peace in the home, it is an excellent one to give to anyone who has just moved house.

3 parts jasmine flowers

3 parts rose petal

3 parts rosemary

1 part lavender

1 part bay

The Real Witches’ Kitchen

Kate West

Today’s Tarot Card for May 18 is The Moon

Today’s Tarot Card for Everyone:

The Moon

This Tarot Deck: Universal Waite

General Meaning: What has traditionally been known as the Moon card refers to a deep state of sensitivity and imaginative impressionability, developed within a womb of deep relaxation. Here we dream and go into trance, have visions and receive insights, wash in and out with the psychic tides, and experience deep mystical and/or terrifying realities beyond our ordinary senses. The full moon and/or eclipse cycle charted by the Magi (as in some of the earliest Moon card images) exemplify this as a mechanism that Nature uses to expand consciousness.

The variants of the courtly lovers (representing skillful use of the sex force) or the man sleeping it off under the tree (use of drugs to alter consciousness) are also traditional avenues for tapping this primal force. Human interest in higher states propels us to the frontiers of consciousness, where we cannot always control what happens. The Moon card represents the ultimate test of a soul’s integrity, where the membrane between self and the Unknown is removed, and the drop of individuality reenters the Ocean of Being. What transpires next is between a soul and its Maker.

Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, May 18


General Daily Horoscope


Today’s philosophical Sagittarius Moon widens our horizons and expands our visions beyond the normal boundaries. Fully opening our eyes allows us to see the world from a new perspective. However, we are tempted to resist inspirational ideas now as the Moon forms discomforting sesquisquares with Venus, Mercury and Mars in pragmatic Taurus. Fortunately, it’s possible to feel enthusiastic about the possibilities without needing to act on any them.


Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Your impatience could get the best of you today. Even if you have important responsibilities to fulfill, you still might try to sidestep them so you have time for more pleasurable activities, too. Although you could feel invincible now, you probably won’t be able to escape unnoticed. Don’t be surprised if you are held accountable for any inconsiderate actions. As is often the case for you, thinking about the consequences before leaping into action is the smartest strategy.


Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

It’s not productive to spend too much time questioning your values today, even if someone’s behavior makes you wonder about your own priorities. Nevertheless, your desires may not be as altruistic as someone else’s now. Keep in mind that everyone is different and comparing yourself to anyone else is a pointless exercise. What’s most important is simply being true to yourself.



Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

The enthusiastic Sagittarius Moon is visiting your 7th House of Partners, indicating that others may encourage you to take on more than you want to handle. Fortunately, you can be revitalized by what you accomplish if you agree to participate in someone’s project. But you might already be busy today, and turning down an invitation could place you in an awkward position. Nevertheless, it’s better to be honest now than sorry later.



Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You may be rather surprised with your current willingness to get involved in someone’s plan now, especially if you need to relinquish control. It might even be a relief to be a passenger without having to also play the role of a back seat driver. It doesn’t matter what kind of activities you have on your calendar; the thought of doing something different today brings a smile to your face.



Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

The upbeat Sagittarius Moon is traveling through your playful 5th house now, giving you the green light to kick up your heels and have fun. No matter how busy you are, make a little time today just for yourself. Get outside for a walk, schedule a massage, or do something creative that helps you to unwind. Take care of yourself and recharge your batteries. Today, it’s truly all about you.


Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Usually others rely on you to think critically and analyze the situation. But you may not be very logical now because you’re seeing the world through a very optimistic lens. Fortunately, your life could be in really good shape, but you still might be happier if you delay an important decision and simply enjoy yourself today. The Moon’s visit to your 4th House of Family suggests that you should take time to relax at home instead of making your imprint on the world. Even if there’s plenty of work to do, grab the chance to play for a while, instead.



Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Your idea of making it through the day might not include keeping so busy that you cannot find a moment to relax. Unfortunately, you may not have time to slow down and enjoy yourself. Thankfully, your willingness to be flexible can be your secret weapon, allowing you to have fun while maintaining your hectic schedule. You can always do what you wish on another day.


Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You may be lost in your current exploration of grandiose ideas about what you want to accomplish now, but you won’t make much progress if you try to do too much. Your energy level is high, enabling you to respond to others quickly, but you can easily burn through your reserves faster than you expect. You might think that you’re like the Energizer Bunny, but it’s smarter to react slowly and steadily like the tortoise if you want to finish the race.


Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You cannot contain your excitement now that the Moon is back in your enthusiastic sign. You are already aware that you are dealing with some challenging issues, and this increases your desire to have some fun now, while you can. Don’t waste energy feeling guilty about being spontaneous and avoiding your responsibilities. If you’re not gone for too long, you can slip back and finish your chores before anyone realizes that you stepped away.


Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Playing down your confidence is one way of sneaking in below the radar today. If your co-workers are aware of your positive energy, they will likely expect even more from you. However, if they can’t see the glint in your eye, you could get away with some mischievous behavior. Your strategy may be sound, but your plan can backfire. You’ll have a better shot at having fun now by letting the good times roll instead of holding yourself back.



Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Your friends are the source of inspiration today as they include you in their adventurous plans. Unfortunately, things get complicated when there are overlapping events because you can’t do two things simultaneously. Make choices early in the day to lessen the stress that will arise if you try to juggle too many activities. For now, less is still better than more.



Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

The Moon’s current visit to your 10th House of Public Responsibility can temporarily turn you into a mother hen as you realize how much others need your help. But you would be wise to carefully examine your motives, even if you think that your intentions are honorable. Your need to save another lost soul and cure the sick is admirable if you are driven by true compassion. But your assistance might not be as helpful as you think if you’re trying to prove to others how much you care.

the daily humorscopes for Wednesday, May 18

Aries (March 21 – April 19)
You will watch a lot of TV today. But that’s ok, if that’s really what you want.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
You will narrowly avoid a collision on the sidewalk today, as a small giggling person runs past you, being hotly pursued by a weeping incoherent person waving a ham sandwich. Aside from that, a pretty typical day.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Someone nearby will make disgusting slurping sounds in your favorite restaurant. You’ll retaliate by glaring pointedly, and by eating your linguini with your fingers.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
You will snidely snicker at someone today. That’s not going to make you many friends, you know. Instead, you should cheerfully chuckle.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
You will send away for the pamphlet titled “The Manly Art Of Knitting”, today, but sadly, it will be out of print. You should check with a rare books merchant.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Your friend will betray you today, and will hide from you under office furniture. Hey, don’t ask me. I just see the future, I don’t explain it.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Due to a bump on the head today, you will lose all memory of what you did with your keys. Or at least, that always makes a dandy excuse.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
You will decide to go into the swimwear market, and will become famous by making things out of stainless steel.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
It’s ok to whistle while you work. Your co-workers will draw the line at yodelling while you work, however. They’re probably just jealous.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
Excellent time to show the world that plaid and stripes do too mix. (Tip #12 of Arnold Pinknobble’s “How To Get Noticed.”)
Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)
Today you will be “mooned” by a cat. Fortunately, you won’t notice.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
You will be struck by an odd thought, today. Fortunately it will be only a glancing blow, and will do little actual damage.

Happy Wednesday my sweets!

Good Morning my sweets! I hope everyone is having a good day. I got up at 6:30 a.m., thanks to my husband. He wanted to know if I wanted to make the coffee or him (is that a hint or what?) He is still griping about me sleeping all day yesterday. He can’t understand what is wrong with me no matter how much I tell him or the doctor tells him. But anyway I got up and actually felt good for an hour or two. I cleaned the kitchen, even drug out the Swiffer, feed all the cats, feed the fish, clean the living room and then cleaned me up. I came in here to sit down and take my medicine and drink a cup of coffee. That’s when it hit me. I had one of those things the Doctor has been calling “shingles” just pop out pretty as you please. If you bend your hand, that is about the size of it. And this one is hurting like an SOB. I took my back medicine which includes a lot of pain killers. So I figure if the pain isn’t gone by my 2:00 dose, I am going to the hospital. I think the doctor doesn’t know what is the matter with me and she is going to kill me.

I didn’t know if I had been acting goofy with my postings or anything, if so I apologize and you know what is wrong. I am sick and I can’t seem to kick this. If you have an extra minute or two today, please remember me again in your prayers. I have said it a thousand times and I will say it again, when this group sets their mind to something………..GREAT THINGS HAPPEN!  If I should disappear before my posting is done, it is because the pain has got so great, I have had to go to the hospital. I found a gem that eased the pain but I can’t figure out how to get it to the spot it needs to be. I am going to start the postings. Please remember me in your prayers today.

Goddess Bless,

L. A.