Today’s I Ching Hexagram for January 15th is 17: Following

17: Following

Tuesday, Jan 15th, 2013

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Following brings supreme success. You may not be able to change the direction of the wind, but by frequently adjusting your sails, you can arrive at your destination.

Those who would acquire a following must speak the language of their followers. Those who would be loved must become the envisioned lover of their beloved. Those who would prosper must bend with natural forces and the pressures of society. In matters of principle, stand firm; in matters of style and taste, swim with the current.

In all human affairs, change is constant. In order to stay fresh, old ideas and patterns must continually be discarded in favor of new ones. Only by being adaptable to the demands of the time can the highest good emerge. Only by adjusting to changing circumstances can you prosper. Remain flexible, and you will gain the confidence of those around you. Bend and you shall not break.

Today’s Tarot Card for January 14th is Temperance

Temperance

Monday, Jan 14th, 2013

What is traditionally known as the Temperance card is a reference to the Soul. Classically female, she is mixing up a blend of subtle energies for the evolution of the personality. One key to interpreting this card can be found in its title, a play on the process of tempering metals in a forge.

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.)

Charm for Lucid Dreaming

Charm for Lucid Dreaming

 

Items You Will Need:

Peppermint

Light blue mojo bag

Cinnamon

Lemon balm

Calendula

Vervain

Hops

 

Instructions:

If you find you need a little help in lucid dreaming, or you want to learn the answer to a specific problem, this charm bag is a great tool It soothes the waking mind and helps your sleeping mind to focus. The ingredients can also be used to feel a dream pillows as well. Make or buy a light blue Mojo or talisman bag. Put in a pinch or two of each of the following:

Peppermint

Cinnamon

Lemon Balm

Calendula (Marigold)

Vervain

Hops

 

During the Full Moon, put the bag together, then consecrate and charge it. Make certain it is tied tightly. Before sleep each night, rub the bag over our third eye (center of forehead) and concentrate on the question, problem or situation. Then place the bag under your pillow. Continue to concentrate on the situation as you drift off. When you wake, jot down whatever you remember in your dream journal. Your question should be answered within the first few nights. This pouch can also help increase your skill at lucid dreaming, by keeping your mind focused on the fact that you are just dreaming.

Today’s Feng Shui Tip for Dec. 21 – ‘Look On The Bright Side Day’ or ‘National Humbug Day?’

Is it a coincidence that the day associated with the end of the Mayan calendar falls on both ‘Look On The Bright Side Day’ and ‘National Humbug Day?’ I always try look on the bright side but I have a little help there, too. Some swear that we are currently going through an awakening, and sometimes this challenge can be exhilarating. But these shifts can often be just plain exhausting, too. In order to keep yourself as balanced as possible while also staying immune to over-exuberance, try a little all-natural remedy called Rhodiola. This herb will also aid in preventing you from succumbing to the Scrooges of the world. This time-tested and most reliable remedy strengthens the nervous system, fights depression, elevates energy, and increases the body’s resistance to outside invaders. A simply perfect alternative to the end of the world worries or those bah humbug blues!

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com