Saint of the Day for June 10th is Blessed Joachima

Saint of the Day

 

Blessed Joachima
(1783-1854)

Born into an aristocratic family in Barcelona, Spain, Joachima was 12 when she expressed a desire to become a Carmelite nun. But her life took an altogether different turn at 16 with her marriage to a young lawyer, Theodore de Mas. Both deeply devout, they became secular Franciscans. During their 17 years of married life they raised eight children.

The normalcy of their family life was interrupted when Napoleon invaded Spain. Joachima had to flee with the children; Theodore, remaining behind, died. Though Joachima reexperienced a desire to enter a religious community, she attended to her duties as a mother. At the same time, the young widow led a life of austerity and chose to wear the habit of the Third Order of St. Francis as her ordinary dress. She spent much time in prayer and visiting the sick.

Four years later, with some of her children now married and younger ones under their care, Joachima confessed her desire to a priest to join a religious order. With his encouragement she established the Carmelite Sisters of Charity. In the midst of the fratricidal wars occurring at the time, Joachima was briefly imprisoned and, later, exiled to France for several years.

Sickness ultimately compelled her to resign as superior of her order. Over the next four years she slowly succumbed to paralysis, which caused her to die by inches. At her death in 1854 at the age of 71, Joachima was known and admired for her high degree of prayer, deep trust in God and selfless charity.

Comment:

Joachima understands loss. She lost the home where her children grew up, her husband and, finally, her health. As the power to move and care for her own needs slowly ebbed away, this woman who had all her life cared for others became wholly dependent; she required help with life’s simplest tasks. When our own lives go spinning out of control, when illness and bereavement and financial hardship strike, all we can do is cling to the belief that sustained Joachima: God watches over us always.

Deity of the Day for June 10th is XI-HE

Deity of the Day

XI-HE

Also known as HSI-HE, HSI-HO
 

Goddess of Light and Mother of the Ten Suns.

During the old Chinese ten-day week, one Sun would appear each day, until at the end of the week they all gathered together at the Valley of Light in the east.

Being a doting mother, XI-HE would wash them, brush their teeth with Sunny Smiles Toothpaste and put them to bed in the branches of a giant Mulberry Tree.

After a while the Ten Suns became bored with this routine and ran off together, causing a terrible heatwave. Her husband DI-JUN was ordered by the Emperor to keep the naughty Suns under control, with disastrous consequences for them, but not for us.

Rune of the Day for June 10th is Ehwaz

 

Ehwaz/Movement

 

This rune stands for transit and transition and movement. It can even mean new life. Things are getting better. The development is a gradual but steady progress through several shifts and changes. Growth is just possible by the means of those changes.
Moral integrity and per
Have faith in the future and be willing to share, whatever awaits you.

 

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for June 10th is 33:Retreat

33: Retreat

Hexagram 33
 
General Meaning: All worthy goals meet resistance of some kind. When negative forces predominate, a well-timed retreat is a good way to stay on the path to ultimate success. Tibetans know this.

Strategic retreat is not to be confused with escape or surrender. Successful retreat demands quick and nimble movement — taking up a new position before you are damaged by the current situation. You are not admitting defeat by temporarily retreating, but simply increasing your options, and preserving your resources. Sometimes it is necessary to slow down, let go or move back in order to develop countermoves for the future. Timing is critical, as is how well you position yourself after realignment. Considerations of personal security are critical.

Periods of withdrawal or retreat call for cool-headedness. It is necessary to keep your wits about you. Attend to small details while allowing yourself time to contemplate the whole picture. Be creative; not all progress follows a straight line. Self-confidence is also essential; small setbacks can easily become defeats if we allow ourselves to become mired in self-doubt or self-pity.

Waves of progress are, by their nature, short-lived. Learn to attune yourself to the up-and-down cycles of life. When the wave is behind you, ride it in; when it’s not, lie low. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you can ‘fix’ any situation whenever you feel like it. Some things are bigger than you are. Hold your pride in check and you will be better prepared to find creative openings.

Your Daily Number for June 10th: 9

 

You’re operating at a slower speed today, and may feel a very real loss of momentum and drive. Guard against moodiness by surrounding yourself with people you love and respect. Your ultimate comfort today comes from people who know you best

Fast Facts

About the Number 9

Theme: Encompassing a love for all, Compassion, Patience, Selfless
Astro Association: Virgo
Tarot Association: Hermit

Today’s Tarot Card for June 10 is The Fool

The Fool

This Tarot Deck: Aquarian

General Meaning: Pamela Coleman-Smith’s artful rendition of an “innocent Fool” archetype (Rider-Waite deck) is often used to represent Tarot in general. Early classical versions of the Fool card, however, portray quite a different character — a person driven by base needs and urges, who has fallen into a state of poverty and deprivation.

In some instances, he is made out to be a carnival entertainer or a huckster. In others, he is portrayed as decrepit and vulnerable — as the cumulative result of his delusions and failures. Not until the 20th century do you see the popular Rider-Waite image of the Fool arise — that of an innocent Soul before its Fall into Matter, as yet untainted by contact with society and all its ills.

Modern decks usually borrow from the Rider-Waite imagery. Most Fool cards copy the bucolic mountainside scene, the butterfly, the potential misplaced step that will send the Fool tumbling into the unknown. Don’t forget, however, that the earlier versions of this card represented already-fallen humanity, over-identified with the material plane of existence, and beginning a pilgrimage towards self-knowledge, and eventually, wisdom. The Fool reminds us to recognize the path of personal development within ourselves — and the stage upon that path where we find ourselves — in order to energize our movement toward deeper self-realization.

Daily Horoscopes for Friday, June 10

The fair-minded Libra Moon grows more judgmental today because she creates several tough aspects, including a conjunction with karmic Saturn. Still, the sharp edges of reality are softened by illusory Neptune’s square to friendly Venus in happy-go-lucky Gemini, enticing us to fill in the missing details with our imagination. Instead of seeing the world objectively now, we view it through Neptune’s filters and our individual fantasies and fears.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

It’s challenging to know what to do today if your friends send you mixed messages. You may feel as if others set clear limits and then, once you acknowledge them by your actions, they wonder why you have withdrawn. Both of you are confused by the other person’s reactions as you alternate between reality and fantasy. Although the truth seems to fluctuate, your most intelligent strategy is to fall back on communication. If in doubt, check it out.

 

 

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

Your planetary ruler Venus may leave you befuddled today as she squares delusional Neptune. On the other hand, this aspect can also activate your highest ideals. Although this can play out in the realm of relationships, the current activation of your 2nd House of Finances is likely to create a lack of clarity around money issues. Don’t make any unnecessary expenditures since your desires may change dramatically over the next several days.

 

 

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

It’s difficult to concentrate today because Venus, the planet of personal attractions, is doing battle with Neptune, the planet of spiritual attractions. Venus is in dualistic Gemini, making you feel pulled in two entirely different directions, even if the consequences of your choices aren’t very clear. Don’t give in to temptation now; try to listen to the cool voice of reason instead of letting your imagination run wild.

 

 

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

Your dreams are in bright colors today, but the beauty of the images is less important than the serious message that the symbols convey. However, it’s not a good idea to be too concrete in your interpretations, for your imposed logic could squelch your creative high. Instead, do whatever you can to capture the magical energy that is flowing through you. And if others want you to report on your current actions, tell them that you require more time to put your facts in order.

 

 

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You may not be ready to share what’s on your mind because you can see everything in the form of visions today, and words cannot easily communicate their subtlety. Taking time for things to settle down will enable you to make smarter choices about how much to verbalize. Until you know for sure, it’s wiser to err on the side of discretion. You can always tell more later; however, once you start to open up, you won’t be able to take back what has already been said.

 

 

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Venus’ square to fuzzy Neptune in your 7th House of Others could make others seem more wishy-washy today. It doesn’t matter what you say, they still won’t be specific enough. You can’t respond to the current circumstances if everyone stops short of speaking their mind. Instead of making someone angry with your incorrect assumptions, wait for a couple of days and then start your search for the truth again when you have more information at your disposal.

 

 

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Your key planet Venus is in your 9th House of Big Ideas yet her square to diffusive Neptune makes it difficult to know exactly what you want. You may be overwhelmed by your dreams of an ideal vacation or your attraction to a new philosophy or religion. But when you get closer to your imagined future, it crumbles before your eyes. Don’t accept defeat; create a more realistic set of goals and try again.

 

 

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Your current approach to love is gentler than usual, but it’s still very much you, even if your desires are colored by your vulnerability today. Nevertheless, it’s okay to trust the innate wisdom of the universe; you probably don’t need to keep to yourself as much as you think. Remember that others may not understand your actions now, so it’s wise to take time and explain yourself as clearly as possible.

 

 

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You might try to keep your feelings in check today, but your desire to be heard will probably win out over your need to play it safe. Unfortunately, your message may be muddled because you don’t actually know what you want, and the more you say the worse it gets. Don’t bother trying to explain yourself yet. Thankfully, you should do better when your clarity begins to return tomorrow.

 

 

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You’re in for a bit of melodrama today as your plans stumble over your lack of execution. Even if you usually have a knack for making your dreams come true, your ideas may be less practical than you think. You may take a second stab at reaching your destination and could gain better traction later in the day. But don’t turn back; inching forward slowly is still much better than turning around and giving up too soon.

 

 

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You may need to field an unexpected curve ball today that impacts your financial condition. Although you might believe that you were doing okay, you could overlook an apparently unimportant detail that suddenly becomes problematic. Fortunately, you can react quickly by coming up with a very unique solution as long as you don’t assume that you are in complete control. Flexibility is your secret weapon now.

 

 

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Venus squares Neptune in sensitive Pisces, tempting you to wear your heart on your sleeve today. But you may be somewhat confused because you aren’t sure if others are reading you correctly or not. Actually, those close to you will be able to sense your emotions before you say anything at all. Avoid overcompensating by talking too much and diluting your message. You can create magic now without uttering a word.

the daily humorscopes for friday, june 10

the daily humorscope

Friday, June 10, 2011

 
 
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
You will have an enormously exciting day, today, compared to your usual day. You will find the prize in the cereal box.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Excellent day to pretend to have various infirmities. Pretending to have a hunchback is my personal favorite, and is often favorably combined with a drooling problem.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Today you will be “mooned” by a cat. Fortunately, you won’t notice.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Nothing unusual today. Unless you count that episode with the iguana…
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Excellent day for unfettered optimism. Tomorrow: fettered optimism.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
A friend will ask you to give her a ride to Main street. You’ll forget where you’re going, though, and drive her to Distraction.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Time to commit some random acts of kindness. I have developed an algorithm for this. The next time someone asks you for a quarter (or any small coin), take one out of your pocket, and toss it in the air. Heads, give it to them. Tails, put it back in your pocket, and tell them you haven’t got any. Or whatever – remember, the important thing is to be RANDOM.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Money will come from an unexpected source. If you put it in a mesh bag and run it throught the washer, you’ll get most of the smell out.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Today you will finally get around to exercising! Your cat will look at you like you’ve gone completely wacky. Don’t be intimidated, though — at least you never get distracted and forget that you’re holding your leg up behind your head.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
Today you will find yourself boldly charging through life. That can actually get you in trouble, though, so you should really attempt to pay with cash.
Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)
Twelve freshly cut rods (made from ash) will be found in a peculiar pattern on the lawn. Two large black crows will watch you solemnly from the top of a parked VW Microbus. The weather will turn colder, and the air, although clear, will seem grey. Don’t worry, though, it’s probably nothing.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
You should learn something from your cat — no matter what you’ve done wrong, you can always try to make it look like the dog did it.