If you want to change jobs, relocate 27 items in your office. This will create a welcome shift in your work life.
General Meaning: Humility is often rewarded in human affairs, just as the erosion of a great mountain fills the valley. It is the way of nature to fill the empty cup. Regardless of your position, humility is a positive and deceptively powerful attribute. If you are in a high position but are still humble, people will be drawn to you and the causes you espouse. If your position is lowly, humility will endear you to those of higher status. True humility is a virtue to which all should aspire.
The most successful and happiest people are those who know how to bring each situation into balance by reducing that which is too great, and adding to that which is too little. Such a person craves not power, but balanced and stable relationships. Humility is the virtue that supplies the balancing power, as humble people are not prey to the many illusions that grow out of self-importance. If humility is not natural to your disposition, make a conscious effort to develop a strain of self-effacing humor.
Today is all about putting your nose to the grindstone and focusing on routine details. Now is the time to actively manage and organize your affairs, be it business or personal. Opportunity may knock when you least expect it.
About the Number 4
This Tarot Deck: Golden Tarot
Metals must undergo extremes of temperature, folding and pounding, but the end product is infinitely superior to impure ore mined from the earth. In this image, the soul volunteers the ego for a cleansing and healing experience which may turn the personality inside-out, but which brings out the gold hidden within the heart. (This card is entitled “Art” in the Crowley deck.)
by Jeff Jawer
From Stressful to Sensual
June 3 – 5
This is an intense weekend that starts with the Moon’s entry into her supersensitive home sign Cancer on Friday morning. The security that we seek during this lunar transit will be hard to come by because of her tense aspects with explosive Uranus, punishing Pluto and stern Saturn that put us through our emotional paces. This cosmic climate is not easy for relationships since trust is hard to come by now. Whether it’s internal inconsistency or external chaos, settling into a comfortable connection with someone appears to be a major challenge.
When trying to maintain a partnership, it’s best to step back from potential conflicts as these stressful aspects are building a psychological powder keg that can be detonated with one careless remark. Thankfully, Saturday is a very different kind of day since the Moon’s only planetary contacts are harmonious ones. In fact, they are sexy, sassy and spicy sextiles with passionate Mars in the morning and lovable Venus at night. These are delightful transits for experiencing some simple and comfortable pleasures.
There’s no need to be bold or adventurous as Venus and Mars in Taurus prefer cozy, good times that don’t require drama or risk. In fact, generous Jupiter’s entry into easygoing Taurus on Saturday adds an extra dollop of enjoyment for those who stop long enough to feed their senses. Indulging in the gifts of nature, music, food or massage is especially rewarding.
Sunday’s tale is different since the Moon strides into expressive Leo in the morning to cultivate more dramatic emotions. Feelings are a big deal in this sign, with a tendency toward grand gestures and even greater passion.
Although things appear to be moving forward at first, your vision seems to be obscured today. You’re ready for action, but it’s hard to tell where you are going now. Even if you intuitively know that it makes sense to cool your jets, your frustration won’t likely dissipate until you start making progress. Nevertheless, it will be easier to head off in a new direction once the fog clears next week.
You may be losing patience with people who turn small problems into major crises. But even if you know that some damage control is necessary today, you might not be in a position to do what’s required. Rather than pretending you have a sensible plan, ease up on your reins and let events take their own course for now. You will be more effective if you wait until Monday to saddle up and take charge.
You believe that you’re clever enough to lead others successfully. You’re so good at spinning stories now that you could even convince yourself. However, it’s like you’re currently walking through a carnival house of mirrors and your perceptions are bent way out of shape. Stepping back and allowing someone else to take control today can save you from additional complications next week.
Although you are sympathetic to other people’s feelings, you may try to hide behind a protective shell because the energy is so intense now. The Moon’s return to your sign complicates your life because there are so many crosscurrents that you can’t tell which way to go. Don’t let anyone intimidate you into making a decision prematurely. It’s much easier to change your mind before you commit than after you’ve headed off in the wrong direction.
You may be a bit befuddled today because you want to take action, yet the flow of energy is predominately inward. The Moon in your 12th House of Soul Consciousness reflects your current need to escape from the hustle and bustle of the outer world. But a difficult situation pressures you to do something about it now. If it seems like you’re riding an emotional rollercoaster, just hold on tightly and wait until your feelings smooth out before letting others know what’s on your mind.
Others often come to you for advice when they need a sharp analytical mind to assess their predicaments. However, you’re the one that’s now seeking a reality check. Unfortunately, you can’t rely on anyone else today, for everyone is just as perplexed as you are. Delay any important decisions that you can, for your mental acuity will return next week.
It’s challenging to settle your nerves today because your current anxiety is coming from several different sources. Unfortunately, isolating individual problems and solving them won’t address the overall big picture. Instead of seeking solutions that require practical thinking and specific action, you’re better off now to work on improving your attitude. If you can be flexible enough about what is happening, you’ll realize that you don’t have to waste energy worrying about things you cannot control.
It may seem as if someone is pushing you into an unwanted leadership role today. You don’t want to take charge now because you’re not really sure about the future. Nevertheless, everyone is still looking to you for direction. You don’t need to pretend that you know more than you actually do. You can still effectively share your current thinking while acknowledging that you don’t have all the answers. Meanwhile, don’t forget to give yourself permission to feel special because your peers truly believe in you.
Your concern over someone’s behavior today may present a problem. Your temptation is to share your strong opinion, especially if you believe that your ideas can help others see the truth. But it’s not as straightforward as it appears because self-righteousness can lead you astray. The warning signal is thinking that your way is the only way. Keeping an open mind can turn a huge obstacle into a small bump in the road.
You may be annoyed today about having to deal with associates who won’t acknowledge their real motives. You are able to be flexible now if you know the truth, but you don’t want to draw your conclusions based upon incomplete data. Unfortunately, misinterpretations are likely because the information just isn’t as clear as you want. Stop struggling; your current disorientation will only last for a day or two. In the meantime, cultivate your dreams, instead.
If someone presents you with a problem today, don’t make judgments based upon how you might react in a similar situation. You are wired to be cool and calm, even in a highly charged situation, while others are likely to get caught up in a drama. Be a real friend now and don’t be overly critical; simply listen to their stories and offer your shoulder when needed.
You may believe that you’re being extremely productive and want others to notice what you’re doing. But it’s not a good idea to bring too much attention to yourself now because your work isn’t necessarily as great as you think it is. Your illusions are flowing freely today, testing your ability to maintain a clear perspective. Your desires are warping your perceptions, so lying low and remaining under the radar may be your smartest strategy at this time.
Friday, June 3
Soft-edged Neptune’s backward turn is a subtle astrological event that’s unlikely to have any immediate obvious effects. However, during its 5-month retrograde period the spiritual influences represented by this planet are more likely to arise from within through instinctive awareness than to result from external instruction. Practicing meditation and having faith in your own wisdom can produce more useful answers than any book or teacher now.
4 cups melt and pour glycerin soap base
2 tablespoons sunshine brew
Ground sunshine brew herbs (dried)
Yellow soap dye (optional, but if you do not use dye for this recipe, your
soap will appear a faint, murky yellow-green)
Soap molds or square Pyrex dish
4 vitamin E gel capsules
Grind sunshine herbs into a finer mixture-especially the ginger, this should be powdered. Follow soap-melting instructions as given on the package. Once soap has melted, with ladle, transfer soap to your Pyrex measuring cup. (If you melted the soap in the cup in the microwave, transfer won’t be necessary.) Whisk in desired amount of color and scent by following instructions given with those products. Add the two tablespoons of sunshine brews, and whisk. Add desired amount of herbs. Some individuals like very few herbs in their soaps, where others like a more generous amount–just remember that herbals can clog your drain if they are too large or you use too much. Break vitamin E gel capsules and add the liquid to your soap mixture. Vitamin E will help to preserve the chamomile. Makes approximately ten 6-ounce soaps.