Today’s I Ching Hexagram for May 25th is 20: Overview

20: Overview

Hexagram 20

General Meaning: Overview is a time for composure and contemplation. As a result of profound introspection, a hidden force reveals itself, and may influence others without their being aware of it. Do not underestimate the power of such a subtle force. Like the wind blowing across the treetops, its presence is perceived through the effect it has on everything it touches.

Shallow wells rarely strike water and shallow minds often come up empty. The ability to keep still and simply observe deepens resolve and attracts good fortune. Discern the difference between what is deep and what is surface within yourself — and you will be able to distinguish between the two in the world as well.

During a period between events, the practice of stillness with awareness is fruitful. Only by observing and absorbing the true nature of things — by apprehending the rhythms and cycles that guide all creation — can we discover the laws that apply to our own individual lives. Examine yourself and the overall situation — not just with the thought of discovering truth, but with the vision of concentrating your personal power.


Today’s Tarot Card for May 29th is Strength


This Tarot Deck: Angel Tarot

General Meaning: What has traditionally been known as the Strength card represents Nature which, however wild in its primal form, is tamed by our subtler, finer (feminine, interior) self. The will and passion of our instinctive nature does not need to be broken, but refined and brought to consciousness — so that all levels of Creation, inner and outer, may come into harmony.

The feminine soul-force contains a persuasive power that can nurture and induce cooperation from others, stilling disruptive energies by harmonizing differences in the spirit of collective good will.

Your Horoscopes for Sunday, May 29th

The Moon shifts into steady Taurus at 9:01 am EDT, smoothing out our jangled nerves. Sensual Venus is the ruling planet of Taurus, and she helps us make love last as she forms a magical quintile to stabilizing Saturn today. But talkative Mercury runs into the dark side of intense Pluto, stirring up trouble by daring us to share our feelings. However, with four planets now in Taurus, we’re apt to take the easy way out of any predicament if we can.


Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You’re conflicted today as you sense the shift of energy and the intensity begins to fade. You’re simultaneously happy and sad to feel this pause in all the action. Be smart and take advantage of the peace and quiet by doing something mellow to recharge your batteries. Your refreshed vitality will be needed once the pace picks up again in a few days.



Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

Instead of expending your energy doing a variety of tasks, delay some of your chores for another time. Today is your day to relax and simply contemplate your life. Others may think you’re just being lazy, but that’s because they don’t appreciate how you process information. You need time to integrate recent experiences, so give yourself permission to enjoy yourself instead of running around in circles.



Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

You may be quite insistent these days because you are driven by Mercury, Venus and Mars all visiting your 12th House of Destiny. You are often very adaptable, but now you can grow quite stubborn, especially if your goals are within reach. You’re not willing to step out of conflict’s way just to make your day easier. Stand up for yourself by directly facing anyone who threatens your progress. Remember, you can always demonstrate your flexibility at another time.



Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You want to hang out with some of your friends or members of your family today, but have no actual agenda other than talking about your dreams and what you want to do in your life. Keep in mind that expressing your visions of the future isn’t just about taking a flight of fancy. To the contrary, let yourself feel the down-to-earth pull from the practical Taurus planets by establishing clear priorities and then sticking to your action plan.



Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You may be at odds with yourself today; on one hand, you’re annoyed that your spontaneity is being constrained by previous obligations, affording you less wiggle room than you prefer. And yet you know exactly what you have to do now, even if you’re tempted to avoid your responsibilities. However, being practical is your best course of action at this time. Don’t worry; you’ll have more opportunity to play later on in the week.



Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You have big plans and want to get a lot accomplished today. You’re thrilled because you are finally able to work at your own pace and sustain your efforts on your own power. But don’t listen to those who try to get you to work faster; you will naturally make choices that increase your productivity in the long run. If necessary, put your foot down before shifting your plans to accommodate someone else. Save the negotiating for another day.


Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

A casual relationship will likely become more intense now as the Moon enters your 8th House of Deep Sharing and your feelings become fixed. You’re not interested in getting involved in some new age group process; you’d rather do it on your own. Nevertheless, you’ll gain a healthier perspective if you can find one trustworthy person to confide in. But don’t be too impatient today, for there are no immediate shortcuts on the road to mutual understanding.



Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Someone who is thinking too much can get on your nerves today, since you don’t understand why anyone would choose to make life more complex than it already is. You would prefer not to interfere, but you also want to wake them up from their little misunderstanding. Although it may appear that this is another person’s problem, it’s really yours, too. Nevertheless, this might be one of those times when you need to accept responsibility for your own feelings and then just let go of control.


Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Four planets in your 6th House of Minor Annoyances could bog you down in unnecessary details while you’d prefer to focus on the big picture. Still, you may be faced with the very real necessity of living simply and getting back to basics today. Do what you can to carve out your quiet path in an exciting and noisy day. Find a healthy balance between your adventurous spirit and your single-minded ambition.



Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

If you attended to your work when you should have, now you get to play. Other people may be jealous when you get to relax, for they still have unfinished chores that are infringing upon their time for fun. Nevertheless, you aren’t perfect, and today’s pressure could highlight something else you should have already completed. Do what you must but don’t take on too much; it’s far better to enjoy yourself as long as you can.



Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You have work to do around the home today, but you may not be eager to start. Obviously, you realize that procrastination delays everything else you want to do, too. Lean on your own convictions; overcome your inertia and fulfill your responsibilities. Do your household chores now instead of putting them off until later. It may not be easy to initiate action, but you’ll feel more confident once you get going.



Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

If you have specific plans for the week ahead, you won’t want to stop and change them once you are already in motion. Although your determination tends to work in your favor by helping you to be more effective, it can also add to your stress if circumstances change. Your insistence on maintaining the status quo could be your downfall today. A little flexibility on your part can ease a difficult situation if you are stuck. Don’t miss the chance to be a hero now.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend to you and yours!

Freedom Is Not Free

– Kelly Strong
I watched the flag pass by one day.
It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Marine saluted it,
and then he stood at ease.
I looked at him in uniform
So young, so tall, so proud,
He’d stand out in any crowd.
I thought how many men like him
Had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign soil?
How many mothers’ tears?
How many pilots’ planes shot down?
How many died at sea?
How many foxholes were soldiers’ graves?
No, freedom isn’t free.

I heard the sound of TAPS one night,
When everything was still
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.
I wondered just how many times
That TAPS had meant “Amen,”
When a flag had draped a coffin
Of a brother or a friend.
I thought of all the children,
Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives.
I thought about a graveyard
At the bottom of the sea
Of unmarked graves in Arlington.
No, freedom isn’t free.