Today’s I Ching Hexagram for August 7th is 52: Keeping Still

52: Keeping Still

Hexagram 52

General Meaning: Regular periods of keeping still are an important aspect of personal development and forward motion. The most restful person may not be the one who sleeps twelve hours a day, but the one able to grab catnaps while cruising 600 miles-per-hour at 35,000 ft. Learning to act when it is time to act, and to keep still when it is time to keep still, is the key to obtaining the peace of mind which helps you stay focused when clear focus is needed.

Consider the spine, which serves as a switchboard for all the nerves of the body that mediate movement. When the spine is kept flexible and healthy through proper rest and relaxation, active movement can always be undertaken without strain. When the spine is held erect in a balanced sitting posture, the inner balancing of meditation can take place.

Treat your innate spark of energetic vitality like a candle in the wind you are protecting, as your only light in a dark forest on a moonless night. Avoid external conditions that threaten to snuff out the flame, and be careful not to suffocate it with your own ambitions of worries.

Time out. Relax now, take your shoes off and sit a spell. Let go of thinking. Breathe and meditate on the breathing.

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Your Daily Number for August 7th: 7

A confrontation with a loved one is possible today, and you may find yourself engaging in somewhat self-critical behavior. Don’t. Today is the perfect day for greater understanding of yourself and others. Make this a time for spiritual realization rather than negative back talk.

Fast Facts

About the Number 7

Theme: Quiet, Insightful, Analytical, Mystical, Intuitive
Astro Association: Cancer
Tarot Association: Chariot

Today’s Tarot Card for August 7th is Judgment

Judgment

This Tarot Deck: Visconti-Sforza

General Meaning: What has traditionally been known as the Judgement card, sometimes entitled Resurrection, represents the great reunion that the ancients believed would happen once in every age. This was the time when souls are harvested and taken Home to their place of origin, outside the solar system. Then the World is seeded with a batch of new souls and the process starts over.

From a modern point of view, this great reunion — which includes every personality that you have ever been and every soul that you have done deep work with — reunites to consciously complete the process. In a way, we symbolically celebrate this returning to center every year on our birthday.

In personal terms, the Judgment cards points to freedom from inner conflicts, and so clear a channel, that the buried talents and gifts of past incarnations can come through an individual in this lifetime. This card counsels you to trust the process of opening yourself, because what emerges is of consistently high quality. You can effortlessly manifest as a multi-dimensional being, and assist in evoking that response from others.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Sunday, August 7th

Conflicting cosmic messages encourage us to want more from life, yet simultaneously put up barriers to prevent us from going too far. The expansive influence comes from the Moon’s move into adventurous Sagittarius at 11:20 am EDT. This inspirational phase raises our self-esteem and prompts us to think big. Meanwhile, an emotionally constrictive Venus-Saturn sextile reminds us that taking a risk for possible pleasure is not a viable option today.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Although you’re determined to be serious today, it’s too soon to say whether or not you’ll be successful at getting much accomplished. You are quite convincing now, and you may be as good at misleading others as you are in fooling yourself. If someone accepts your optimistic expectations as the truth, you may need to face the music when the facts are discovered. A wiser strategy is to be completely realistic now so you don’t have to backtrack and revise your story later.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You could be hesitant to listen to your instincts today, even if they are telling you to take a chance. Your closest friends may be cheering you forward, yet you don’t trust the positive messages you’re now receiving. Keep in mind that there’s no need to justify your caution to anyone. Just move at your own pace; you already know from prior experience that a slower and steadier approach pays off.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Your key planet Mercury is still tuning into ethereal Neptune, inspiring you to share your spiritual experiences, weave your words into poetic phrases and put a magical spin on nearly everything you say. Fortunately, your idealism goes a long way now toward reestablishing a solid connection with a loved one. However, an underlying tension won’t likely disappear overnight. Do whatever you can to help relieve the stress, but remember that this is an ongoing work in progress.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You often keep your feelings to yourself because you’re afraid of being judged or criticized. Nevertheless, today’s extroverted Sagittarius Moon prompts you to blurt out what’s on your mind without much consideration for the consequences. Pushing through your fears allows you to share your secrets with a trustworthy friend. Still, you’re the only one who can decide how far you want to venture outside of your shell.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You want to be more generous with your affections now that friendly Venus is in demonstrative Leo and the Moon is in optimistic Sagittarius. But Venus’ warmth is somewhat cooled by austere Saturn, making it tougher to connect with others in a lighthearted manner. You can still come through for those you love as long as you concentrate on being real, rather than on being liked.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Your key planet Mercury is preparing to back out of your picky sign and into loud Leo. Thankfully, you’ll still be able to retain your common sense because a practical Venus-Saturn alignment gives you a cool and calm perspective. You don’t have to tell anyone all that you know. Although you like the idea of being open and honest, keeping some things secret can be the most appropriate thing to do. Just don’t let your caution turn into apathy in the process.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Surprisingly, you may be the practical one today because your ruling planet Venus connects with authoritative Saturn, enabling you to see what’s real and what’s an illusion. Although your easygoing charm can disarm others, your pleasant demeanor hides your inner perfectionist, workaholic or curmudgeon. If you concentrate and clearly visualize what you want, you might just find a way to make it happen.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Once you get into your groove today, you’ll be able to accomplish more than you expect. Tying up loose ends feels good and your self-confidence grows with each completed task. Remember, nothing is holding you back now except your own self-limiting fears. Stick to your agenda and continue building momentum throughout the day.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You are able to be very persuasive once the Moon is back in your sign. If you’re passionate in your appeal, you could probably motivate people to go along with your ideas today, whether your perspective is accurate or not. Although you wouldn’t mislead others intentionally, the pictures you now paint with your words can be so pretty that everyone wants to share in your vision. Although telling a tall tale might be more fun, sticking to the facts will keep you out of trouble.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You are inclined to dramatize what you say today, and the ease with which you exaggerate makes it tough for you to be as trustworthy as usual. You can use the expansive nature of the fearless Sagittarius Moon to defend someone who may not be as eloquent as you are. Fortunately, the help you receive from reliable Saturn can keep you on the straight and narrow path. There’s no hurry now; your words carry more weight when you give them time to fully sink in.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Your friends seek out your advice today because the Moon in your 11th House of Dreams and Wishes gives you an optimistic vision of the future. Your strategy may be to focus on the acknowledgment of prosperity rather than the fear of scarcity. Fortunately, you can have a motivational impact on others now if you maintain a positive spin on what’s happening, yet still remember to present both sides of an issue.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
You want everyone to see how competent you are now that the Moon is back in your 10th House of Public Responsibility. However, it’s challenging to balance your desire for efficiency with your need to have fun. Prioritize the tasks in front of you; if you finish the most important ones, you’ll have time later to seek the pleasure you want. It will be easier for you to enjoy
yourself today if you feel that you earned the right to relax.

the daily humorscopes for sunday, august 7th

the daily humorscope

 

Sunday, August 07, 2011

 
 
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Today the universe will stop expanding, and start contracting. You will be the only one who notices. Also, you will develop a strange desire to wear golf shoes.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
A man with a mystical yet somehow tortured expression will stop you on the street, today, and ask you for a name brand of prepared mustard. If you carry a jar with you, and surprise him, you will make his life seem worthwhile.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
You will come up with a theory about people – that you can learn a lot about them, simply by removing the first letter of their name. For example, Ron -> On. That’s why I’m on-line. That also explains why Hugh acts so primitive, sometimes. And if I were you, I’d avoid Alice.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Today you will read a small booklet titled How To Make A Fortune in Frog Farming, which will change your life.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
So, you’ve decided to have children. Congratulations! You, er, do know that giving birth has been somewhat unfavorably compared to pushing a flaming log through your nostril? Just thought I’d mention that.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Excellent time to show the world that plaid and stripes do too mix. (Tip #12 of Arnold Pinknobble’s “How To Get Noticed.”)
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
You will answer the phone today by shouting “You bloated sack of protoplasm!”. Unfortunately, it’s not your friend calling. It’s your mother.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Today you will notice yet another large freshly-dug mound of dirt in your neighbour’s back yard. It’s probably nothing — he probably just digs at night if he can’t get to sleep. I know I do.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Today is not a good day to be yourself. In fact, that might even be dangerous. Be someone else, until further notice.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
Good week to greet everyone with great enthusiasm. For example, “Bob! You’re still alive!” (Everyone likes to feel appreciated.)
Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)
You will invent an automated diaper changing device that looks a bit like a large mechanical squid. Parents will love them, but you’ll need to do plenty of advertising before passers-by stop “rescuing” babies and beating the crap out of the machines. (Literally.)
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
This is a good time to start becoming a connosieur. You have to take that one thing at a time, though – e.g. nobody is going to become a wine connosier overnight. Start with something that’s fun to say. Pumpernickel, for example.