Today’s I Ching Hexagram for July 23 is 5: Patience

5: Patience

Hexagram 5

General Meaning: A fisherman can cast the line, but he can only wait for the fish to bite. Your catch will come in its own time; you cannot make it hurry to you — neither by working, nor by planning, nor by wishing. You may need to provide nourishment or support for others; but only through patience can you become the bridge between the fickle fish and the eventual feast. Strength in a time of trial waits quietly, resolutely. Weakness grows agitated, and abandons the effort before the fish bites. Periods of waiting are most fruitful when used for quiet contemplation.

Proceed cautiously, but resolutely, with whatever you are doing. The time and situation are calling for consistency and patience. Waiting is an essential skill; patience is a powerful force. Good timing is an ally of those with inner strength — the kind of strength that allows you to be uncompromisingly honest with yourself, while sticking to the path you have charted. If you persevere with a positive attitude, time weakens even the hardest obstacles. To rush anything, or impatiently force results, stimulates resistance and causes setbacks. At best, you achieve surface changes — the kind that can just as quickly be reversed. Steadfast waiting — while holding to your integrity leads to slow but permanent improvements. In the end, you accomplish something great. Practice patience

Your Daily Number for July 18th: 9

Today is about letting go, and there may be a restructuring or release of a friendship. Your priorities are changing, and today is about forgiveness, tolerance, and exercising compassion.

Fast Facts

About the Number 9

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

Daily Horoscopes for Saturday, July 2

The Sun in emotional Cancer is restrained today by a stressful square to stoic Saturn, requiring us to withhold our feelings. Ironically, chatty Mercury enters boisterous Leo, encouraging expressive communication. But Mercury aligns with spacey Neptune, indicating that our words may not tell the whole story. Additionally, the Moon’s shift into fiery Leo at 5:42 pm EDT motivates us to be outgoing, but playful actions might actually hide our fears.
Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Resentment can grow out of frustration if you can’t figure out how to bring strong feelings out into the open. Your regular channels of communication may be blocked today, leading you to internalize your unexpressed feelings. But your inability to say what’s on your mind has less to do with external circumstances than with your need to process a lesson that you have been trying to avoid. The obstacles won’t seem so overwhelming if you are willing to face the truth.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

Now that your life seems to be moving in a positive direction again, you aren’t eager to have to slow down for any reason. Nevertheless, easing off the gas pedal is a smart idea because you could lose control if you’re taking the curves too fast. Although you might try to keep up with all your current projects, circumstances could dictate otherwise. Be wise and practice some self-discipline before things get out of hand.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

You cannot waste energy and get away with it today because you are under pressure to get a lot accomplished and there’s very little margin for error. You don’t have much of a choice; you must pay attention to taskmaster Saturn as it gives you a stern reality check. However, just listening to the message is not enough. Narrow your concentration so you can focus on the most critical matters first.

 
Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You may retreat from a social situation today because someone hurts your feelings, even if it’s unintentional. You could take a setback so seriously that you just want to stay home and be by yourself. However, withdrawing is not the most intelligent strategy now. Instead of concentrating on your disappointment, figure out how to improve your productivity. If you are accomplishing what you set out to do, you’re less likely to have time to be bothered by the inconsiderate actions of others.

 
Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Although you may be the first one to say you want to have fun, it’s not that easy to set aside your responsibilities in favor of pleasure. Usually, you can easily discuss the alternative plans before determining the best way to handle the current temptations. However, your tendency is to keep your misgivings secret today. Push up against your resistance and take a risk. Others won’t judge you so quickly if you share what’s on your mind with them.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You are determined to maintain your integrity now by doing exactly what you promise, but distractions and obstructions continue to alter your course. You may be excited to head in an unknown direction, but you are on a mission and every setback brings more frustration. You can gain a lot of strength by staying on your spiritual path, rather than wandering around aimlessly. Remember, you cannot reach your destination if you stop to explore every alternative along the way.

 
Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

It’s not apparent where so much resistance is coming from now, but you could bump into stone walls no matter which way you turn. Even your friends that are normally helpful seem to be blocking your way today. Thankfully, you have a secret weapon that you can use to your advantage: your ability to wait. Patience, combined with unflappable determination, is your ticket through this difficult obstacle course.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You are following a path that you have been down before. However, you discover that even paved highways have fallen into decay and are difficult to traverse. No matter that you were previously moving along smoothly, now every step is a small victory and you need to work hard to gain more ground. Today’s progress may feel good but will probably leave you exhausted. Don’t take on too much; it’s better to do one job well than to do several things haphazardly.

 
Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You do what you can to put your best foot forward, even in light of discouraging news today. It isn’t easy to overcome a setback just by changing your mind. There are other concerns about the people you love and your role in the community. You have a lot to think about now, but rest assured your perspective will be better tomorrow. Allow a couple of days for things to turn around before reassessing the situation.

 
Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Your somber attitude may be misinterpreted today as incurable pessimism; however, you don’t feel as negative as you appear. You understand exactly what’s required to reach your goals and are willing to do whatever you must to deliver on your promises. However, others may express their doubts now, but don’t let them talk you out of your beliefs. Approach the future with a realistic outlook to prevent unnecessary disappointment later on.

 
Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

The connection between your current inability to express yourself freely and others holding you back might be more challenging than you think. In fact, your creativity may be squelched by Saturn’s square to the Sun. Be careful; don’t jump to conclusions today or you could waste a lot of energy incorrectly blaming others for your dilemma. Taking total responsibility for your own actions is a healthy place to start.

 
Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

It doesn’t feel good if a friend suddenly withdraws his or her support today. The cold shoulder you are receiving doesn’t seem to be an appropriate response to your hard work, leaving you feeling angry and confused. Don’t waste time or energy complaining; instead, take the high road and finish what you started. The more you stay focused now, the easier it will be next week when the challenging Sun-Saturn alignment begins to fade.

Daily Horoscopes for Friday, July 1

The nurturing Cancer New Moon at 4:53 am EDT is a Solar Eclipse, marking a powerful turning point in our relationships. The eclipse’s stressful aspects to radical Uranus, karmic Saturn and intense Pluto raise the stakes in every emotional interaction. We may feel as if we’re being bounced around in stormy seas, yet our flexibility helps us conserve our energy for later. Patience may be our best strategy when responding to these strong currents.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

The resistance you face can stop you in your tracks today, but it’s crucial that you don’t give up on a good idea. If you initially miss the lesson you’re being taught, slow down and listen carefully to what’s being said. The obstacles are more easily handled once you accept that they are there for a reason. Ironically, it’s less important to reach your destination now than it is to fine-tune your plans.

 

 

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

Although you probably have a very busy day ahead of you, it still may be hard to get going. Even after you begin your day’s work, you’re tempted to get by with doing less. But your energy builds and you’ll be ready to overcome anything that stands in your path once you find your pace. Just remember that you’re not the only one with an ambitious agenda. Getting the facts from another point of view can change your perspective and increase your options.

 

 

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

It’s tempting to waste the day running around in circles just trying to keep up with everything. But you may not get anywhere unless you’re willing to take some time for contemplation today. Be careful, for your current strategy should not be thought of as a retreat. You must stabilize the progress you already made because you could jeopardize your success if you continue to move too fast. Remember, reaching your goals is more like running a marathon than a sprint.

 

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

Today’s Solar Eclipse can be a harbinger of an energetic shift within your family. You could bury your head in the sand and be totally surprised by what happens, or you can co-create your future by living the change you seek. Start by sitting down and writing a list of resolutions, as if it is New Year’s Day. Focusing your intentions during the eclipse plants significant seeds of thought in your fertile imagination.

 

 

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Today’s Solar Eclipse falls in your 12th House of Endings, revealing an unusual blending of two cycles, since the New Moon is like a fresh start. But beginning something new prior to completing old business can be problematic. Allow the current process to play out naturally or you might miss your chance. Your best bet is to stay aware of the interrelationship between what you are finishing and what you want to do next.

 

 

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You may feel isolated today as the moody Cancer Eclipse shakes your 11th House of Community. At first, people that you usually count on are not as accessible as you wish. Fortunately, your true friends will come through just in time with the support that you need. Don’t draw the wrong conclusions prematurely; give others the benefit of the doubt instead of assuming the worst.

 

 

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You feel the pressure to make a career move today as the Solar Eclipse activates your professional 10th house. But a minor family crisis may add stress to your day, especially if you’re already not seeing eye to eye with another family member. You might not be happy about how someone tries to control the situation now, but you should heed the smart advice, rather than throwing out an idea just because it makes you uncomfortable.

 

 

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

This caring New Moon Eclipse in softhearted Cancer helps you build emotional continuity, although it may come with a component of drama. You may be happy to know who you are and where you are heading. But your perspective can be so intense that you feel as if you must stand up for your beliefs. You need to tread extra carefully now, for you could inadvertently provoke a conflict by resorting to aggressive behavior. Try channeling your passion into physical activities instead.

 

 

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You might be a bit uncertain as today’s Solar Eclipse evokes a sense of discomfort by pushing you to explore feelings that you would rather forget. Don’t belittle a friend’s melodrama by judging it as unimportant just so you don’t have to get involved. Your willingness to partake in a meaningful dialogue may be just what’s needed to take a relationship to a new level of intimacy.

 

 

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

An overly emotional interaction with a friend or partner today reveals that he or she has more going on now than you previously thought. You can tell that there’s a suppressed power issue in the background, but you don’t know what to do about the imbalance. If you confront it head-on, you could make matters worse. But if you let it slide, you may end up contributing to the weird energy. The conversation might be awkward at first, but if you can talk about your uneasiness without blaming anyone else you will be able to make a positive difference.

 

 

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You don’t think that you’re harboring any resentments about your job, but it’s still not easy to let go of an unresolved hurt. Fortunately, you have a pretty good grasp of the source of your current negativity and it’s up to you now to clear the air. Be open to receiving helpful support from those who love you. Leaning on your friends and family gives you the strength to process your feelings and get on with the real work at hand.

 

 

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You can finally stand firmly on the ground again after an extended period of uncertainty. But things are not as they seem and your foundation might not be as strong as you once thought. Don’t get hooked into overcompensating today; there’s really no good reason to flaunt your confidence. Nothing is gained by setting up a competitive dynamic where others are threatened by your success. Softening your stance now helps to relieve tensions and bring harmony back into your relationships.

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

Your Daily Number for June 2: 2

 

You’re more sensitive and intuitive than usual. You may find yourself having vivid dreams or even premonitions. Today you may wear the hat of mediator in a dispute, and you’ll do so with great success. Love and romance are also likely to have an effect on you today.

Fast Facts

About the Number 2

Theme: Adaptable, Tactful, Gentle, Cautious
Astro Association: Moon
Tarot Association: High Priestess

Your Daily Number for June 1: 9

 

Today brings with it a grand opportunity for healing your mind and body. Get rest, and treat yourself to a massage or some other rejuvenating ‘time out.’ You may have a conversation later in the day that helps you strengthen your bond with another.

Fast Facts

About the Number 9

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

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for May 20th is 5:Patience

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Everyone:

5: Patience

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Hexagram 5
 
General Meaning: A fisherman can cast the line, but he can only wait for the fish to bite. Your catch will come in its own time; you cannot make it hurry to you — neither by working, nor by planning, nor by wishing. You may need to provide nourishment or support for others; but only through patience can you become the bridge between the fickle fish and the eventual feast. Strength in a time of trial waits quietly, resolutely. Weakness grows agitated, and abandons the effort before the fish bites. Periods of waiting are most fruitful when used for quiet contemplation.

Proceed cautiously, but resolutely, with whatever you are doing. The time and situation are calling for consistency and patience. Waiting is an essential skill; patience is a powerful force. Good timing is an ally of those with inner strength — the kind of strength that allows you to be uncompromisingly honest with yourself, while sticking to the path you have charted. If you persevere with a positive attitude, time weakens even the hardest obstacles. To rush anything, or impatiently force results, stimulates resistance and causes setbacks. At best, you achieve surface changes — the kind that can just as quickly be reversed. Steadfast waiting — while holding to your integrity leads to slow but permanent improvements. In the end, you accomplish something great. Practice patience.

Your Daily Number for May 11th: 9

Your Daily Number: 9

Today you may be feeling a sense of doubt about past decisions; don’t. You may feel a great deal of emotional stress today, so combat negative feelings by being active and creative in your everyday life. Find solace in distraction.

Fast Facts

About the Number 9

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

Your Daily Number for May 2: 9

Your Daily Number: 9

Any recent trouble in a relationship may be defused today, thanks in part to your use of tact and wisdom. You’re a person of depth and clarity today, and you may even have some strong humanitarian urges. It’s a day of shifting priorities and enjoying your status as a student of life. Don’t commit to long term plans just yet.

Fast Facts

About the Number 9

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