Your I Ching Hexagram for Dec. 29th is 10:Treading Carefully

10: Treading Carefully

Saturday, Dec 29th, 2012

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People of ability find their way and make progress even in difficult circumstances. Consider your steps carefully when you are surrounded by changing forces. Weak and strong forces (or people) can co-exist when the weaker element does not impose upon the stronger, when the weaker maintains good humor and avoids taking bold action. When treading among sleeping tigers — or slippery stones — step gingerly and don’t stumble.

In the company of strong, brash people, rushing wildly ahead brings misfortune. Now is not a good time for taking the initiative; rather, try getting by with a little grace and good humor. In the court of a powerful king, the jester often has more power than the prince.

I Have A Question

I would like to ask you a question. I don’t know what your opinion of me is but I do not wish to offend anyone. I am very easy going till made mad. I am a nice person, honest.

I would like to know if the joke I just put on here offends you. Material like that I find funny. I know others might find it offensive. I don’t know how far I can go with you is my point. I don’t want to cross the line. I want to keep the material were you enjoy it. Do you mind just a little adult humor? Nothing nasty like the “f” word, I mean like ass and mild words like that.

The site we use for our jokes had a cute joke I started to use. Then I stopped because I didn’t know how you would feel about it. It showed how to make different butts with your computer keys. Then it had what the butts meant beside them. One of them was a kiss my a** butt and that is what it said out beside it. But I didn’t use it because I want to know how you feel about such material.

I would appreciate your comments about this topic. Do you like strictly clean jokes or do you mind a little mild adult humor every now and then?

Thank you,

Annie

Guardian Dragons

Guardian Dragons

Personal guardian dragons come in various shapes and sizes, and usually (but not always) are quite small, at least much smaller than other dragons. They come in all colors. Often the little guardians are colored in pastel or lighter shades with belly scales of a myriad of hues. This smallness and color variety seem to point to the possibility that these dragons are more or less serving an apprenticeship, that they are younger dragons. The older adult dragons range in dimensions from tiger-size to absolutely huge; their scales are more pronounced and harder, while the little ones have softer scales, sometimes barely discernable.

Dragons age very slowly; therefore the juvenile stage could well last a hundred or more years, a relatively short period of time for long-lived dragons.

Guardian dragons would appear to be serving a type of apprenticeship by working with humans. This is their time of “schooling” of learning about humans, and of strengthening their individual powers. And as with all schools, the little guardian dragons are supervised by one or more adult dragons; you may or may not see these teachers. This supervision is for the safety of the little ones, as well as your protection. Little guardian dragons can get quit exuberant at times.

Although the powers of guardian dragons are not as strong or focused as those of larger dragons, they can help with protection; friendship; love; divination, such as tarot, runes or crystal reading; the development of psychic abilities; dancing; singing; and general rituals.

Having a guardian or guardians from the dragon kingdom has distinct advantages. They become quite protective if you are friends with them. These little dragons are more or less astral watchdogs of both your property and your person. In this period of history with crime rates soaring, a magician, indeed any person, is foolish not to take advantage of any offered help in protection of self, family, and property. With guardian dragons, there is no cleanup; one feeds them on love and created energy. They are invisible and quiet, at least to the senses of most people. However, they can and do make disturbing noises, uncomfortable vibrational feelings and sometimes actual appearances to those they feel might cause their friends distress or harm in any way.

Most of these little guardian dragons are quite playful. They frolic with and often tease household pets. One of our little guardians take delight in startling Finnigan, one of our cats, but he treats the other cat, Callisto, with respect. All of our little guardians love young children, following them about with great interest. In describing dragons, one can use the pronouns he or she interchangeably, since it is difficult to know the sex of dragons unless they tell you.
Nip and Tuck are our knee-high dragons. They are quite heavy through the body and have stubs of wings; I have never seen them fly, but they run at top speed up and down the stairs. They are colored in metallic earth hues with flashes of gold and deep forest green on their scales. I have never been able to tell which one is Nip and which is Tuck; they seem to think this is a great joke. More than one time I have found myself stepping over one of them, only to have a nonbelieving visitor give me a strange look. My dragons are as real to me as my cats, who also have a bad habit of lying down right beside me.
Tinsel, the tiniest of the dragons, is only the length of my hand. She is a shade or spring green, soft as silk,

with transparent wings almost as long as she is. Her belly scales are colored with electric blue, deep rose, gold and silver, like a gem-studded best. Nip and Tuck are likely to be anywhere in the house, while Tinsel can be found nestled in my hair, droped over one of my ears like an exotic ornament, or snoozing on top of the bookcases. After working lone hours in front of a computer, I often need my neck adjusted because of tension. Fortunately, my husband does this for me. One night while doing this, he started to laugh and said, “Listen to Tinsel.” Tinsel was sitting on the dresser watching, while commenting with a constant stream of talk. “I don’t need my neck adjusted. Ouch! Does that hurt? Don’t hurt her now.”

A dragon-loving friend has a guardian named Quicksilver who is black except for silver on his wings, yellow-gold eyes, and a fiery red mouth. Like most guardian dragons, Quicksilver has a delicious sense of humor and a delightful laugh.

Guardian dragons generally love to participate in rituals. Sometimes, instead of primarily defending a house, they will attach themselves to a person. Therefore, it is entirely possible to have several guardian dragons to a family and even several to a person.


Guardian dragons are the most friendly of their species and the most fun-loving. They enjoy simple impromptu rituals that include dancing, singing, and general fun. Simple, very relaxed rituals such as these are an excellent way to introduce children into the field of ritual and getting acquainted with dragons. It is also a very good way for adults to unwind and release stress.

These dragons are attracted to ginger and sweet-smelling and spicy incenses. They are greatly interested in divination and have a tendency to hang over your should while you are reading cards or practicing crystal gazing, for instance. They are interested in stories, especially if the dragon is portrayed as powerful, wily and not defeated by puny mortals.

A friend’s six-year-old daughter was having difficulty seeing her dragons and was quite upset about it. Her father finally gave her a rock crystal and told her to put it against her forehead. Immediately, she saw her dragons. Now it is common for her to keep a piece of crystal handy so she can enjoy this enw way of “seeing” her dragon friends.

If you are having trouble visualizing your dragons, try using a piece of rock crystal. It does not have to be flawless, nor does it have to points. It would appear that this type of crystal acts as a kind of magnifying glass to the psychic through the third eye in the middle of the forehead. When you have mastered the technique with rock crystal, experiment with other kinds of translucent rocks. Remember, dragons have individual tastes in things, just as humans do.


Chant:


Little dragons, rainbow bright,

Good friends of this family,

Send good wishes to us all.

Join our rituals merrily.

Protect us through each day and night,

While awake or while asleep.

Though your love and vigilance

Do this family safely keep.

 

Dancing With Dragons

D. J. Conway

New Moon Report for July 28th – Venus in Leo

Venus in Leo

Thursday, July 28, 7:59 am PDT, 10:59 pm EDT

Amorous Venus needs a spotlight in theatrical Leo. Off-handed approval is not enough to ensure that we feel loved when we need to be adored. Relationships are likely to become more dramatic as if romance requires emotional extremes to be meaningful now. Keeping a sense of humor will help avoid the highs and lows of selfish behavior that can undermine a partnership. Self-aggrandizement and vanity are turn-offs while opening our hearts invites romance.

Daily Horoscopes for May 14th

 

General Daily Horoscope

 

The Moon’s visit to equalizing Libra tends to balance our energy and bring us back toward center. Since these are times of social, political and personal extremes, this harmonizing Moon phase can be a welcome relief. However, her conjunction with sobering Saturn today feels like cold water that wakes us up from a pleasant but illusory dream. Nevertheless, we would be wise to learn from Saturn rather than trying to avoid his current reality check.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

As much as you want to be practical today, it’s tough to finish all your chores because interruptions continue to catch you off guard. However, there are only a certain number of hours in the day so you cannot waste your time on unimportant activities. You have a chance now to demonstrate what you can accomplish if you remain focused, so don’t allow your mind to drift too far off track.

 

 

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

Managing your time wisely today allows you to be extra productive and your determination gives you the ability to stay on schedule. It takes a lot to pull you off task now, so you should be able to finish whatever projects you start. But don’t be overly concerned about working quickly; if you establish your own pace and do the job correctly from the beginning, you will arrive at your destination just on time.

 

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Although you are quite serious today, you may not be all that quiet. You could be your regular talkative self, even if you’re more concerned with substantial issues now than you are with witty banter. It doesn’t matter if someone thinks you’re a wet blanket because your somber tone is only temporary. Even if others expect you to be the life of the party, it’s okay to acknowledge that life is not just fun and games.

 

 

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

Your schedule may be less forgiving today and it won’t be easy to alter your previously made plans. In fact, you could exhaust yourself by resisting the prevailing currents now. Instead, remain flexible and flow with your existing commitments the best you can. Don’t harbor any resentment, even if you wish you could do something else. If you maintain a positive attitude and a healthy sense of humor, the day will be more pleasant for everyone involved.

 

 

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

The determined Taurus Sun motivates you to complete whatever you begin, but your intentions may be obscured by restrictive Saturn today. You probably won’t mind turning down your volume for a while because a bit of self-restraint allows you to shine your light longer than usual. If others lean on you now, it’s because they can sense that you’re very serious about following through with your promises. However, don’t stress yourself out trying to live up to someone else’s expectations; doing the best you can is all that anyone can ask.

 

 

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You are very committed to doing a good job today, yet you can accomplish a lot without appearing to work hard. Paradoxically, you may look like you’re having more fun than you really are now, because you’re anxious about what others will think if your finished product isn’t good enough. Thankfully, you don’t need to worry so much because you are a more critical judge than most of your peers.

 

 

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

The Moon’s return to gracious Libra is a gentle reminder that treating others kindly really does make you feel good, too. But the Moon’s conjunction to hardworking Saturn can stir up issues of resentment today because you wish that someone else would take care of you for a change. However, this isn’t a good day for rebellious behavior. Although you might hit an emotional rough patch, maintaining the peace should still be your top priority.

 

 

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

The Moon’s visit to your 12th House of Secrets emphasizes your behind-the-scenes role today. Unfortunately, you are not satisfied being an invisible helper and could have a meltdown in front of everyone. Although you might like assisting others, you also require time to explore your own emotional issues. Don’t resist nurturing yourself, even if you’re worried about appearing selfish. If you don’t look after your own needs, you won’t have enough energy to look after anyone else’s.

 

 

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You have things to do now and strategic planning can help you accomplish what’s on your agenda. Normally, you might have a difficult time turning down an invitation to a social function, but today you are able to act with restraint. It’s not that you want to avoid the fun; it’s just a matter of priorities and you have more serious thoughts on your mind. It’s important to be responsible, but you don’t necessarily have to ignore your friends to accomplish your goals.

 

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

The radiant Sun and energetic Mars are now dancing through your 5th House of Self-Expression, encouraging you to approach your day in a lighthearted manner. But the Moon’s conjunction with your key planet Saturn in your 10th House of Public Responsibility can rain on your parade by squelching your creativity. Don’t bother wasting too much time trying to force spontaneity today; initiating one carefully considered action is smarter than behaving recklessly.

 

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You are pulled between needing to get out to do something exciting and isolating yourself from the rest of the world by staying home. But neither extreme will be possible since you probably have weekend chores to do today. Your friends might not even realize how dissatisfied you are now because you are so masterful at hiding your unfulfilled desires behind a facade of busyness. Be careful or you could end up misleading yourself by slipping into denial.

 

 

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Your responsibilities have grown in complexity and it’s no longer sufficient to just fulfill your promises. Things have changed as your awareness has grown over the past month. Now you must integrate your recent spiritual lessons into your everyday life. It’s not enough to write about your experiences like schoolchildren report on their summer vacations. Instead, recapture the intensity of your awakening by taking your new perspective to heart.