MONDAY, AUG 12, 2013 – PLANETARY INDEX: 1/5
Tie up loose ends when your train of thought becomes clearer and steadier under this morning’s Libra Moon. The midafternoon Scorpio Moon puts out energy that may prompt you to wear your heart on your sleeve tonight, but feelings may not be understood.
Today, the Sun is in Leo, The Crescent Moon is in Libra, enters Scorpio at 1:17 pm, the Moon is Void of Course until 1:17 pm, and the Next Mercury Retrograde is 10/21/13 to 11/10/13.
The Waxing Moon in Scorpio should be used for constructive magicks of divination, sex magick, occult and mysteries. The waxing moon is great for magicks involving love, magick for wealth and success, courage, friendship, luck or good health. The waxing moon, when the moon is growing larger in the sky, is a time of growth. Under this moon you want to work with building on what you have started under the new moon. The larger the moon gets, the more powerfully you will feel the Goddesses energy. Goddess in Mother Stage.
Remember, you start a spell in the New Moon, and finish it in the Full Moon, and then you work on banishing magicks and get rid of the negative things in your life until the new Moon has come again.
Today is ruled by the Moon – A good day for working on goals which relate to emotions, domestic and purely feminine issues. Great for divination, psychism, dreams, health, success in spiritual pursuits and matters of family origin.
Today’s Archangel is Archangel Gabriel, the messenger Angel. She supports writers and journalists. Gabriel supports publishing articles and books. Gabriel also helps you tap into the power of God’s love that pores through you. She helps you feel safe in your power and protects you in all ways. Her metal is copper and her stone is crystal citrine. Gabriel also works with mothers and children. She is related to conception, childbirth, adoption and parenting. Gabriel helps you connect with your inner child. Her name means, “Messenger of God.”
Today’s Element is Water. It’s associated with emotions, dreams, compassion, love, sadness, psychism, healing, rest, cleansing, dissolution, astral travel, and death/rebirth. It’s feminine and receptive. It’s magickal power is to do. Make that your affirmation for today – “I do…” Water’s elemental beings are Undines. Water magick involves divinations, dreams, psychic work, astral travel, healing, and fertility.
More about Mondays: Today’s cardinal direction is West. Colours are blue, indigo, aqua, green, silver, and purple. Animals are fish, dolphins and all aquatic creatures. Herbs are Aloe, Lemon, and Yarrow. Crystals and stones are Aquamarine, Lapis, Limestone, Moonstone, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Shells, and Sodalite. Metals are copper and Silver. The Tarot Suit is Cups. Zodiac signs are Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. The Chakras to work on for today are Navel and Heart.
Today’s iChing: Sublime success is supported by perseverance. The Creative has the power to put ideas into reality. Today, everything depends upon seeking your own happiness and that of others through sticking with what you feel is right. This is the only path to success. Move forward with untiring power and you will become strong in every way. Consciously leave behind anything inferior or degrading. Today demands fewer activities and a more narrow focus. You will experience peace and security through becoming organized.
Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is likely to be low with a slight chance for an M-class flare on days one, two, and three (12 Aug, 13 Aug, 14 Aug).
Major Earthquakes around the world since 11th August 2013:
6.2 - 94km WSW of Paita, Peru - 2013-08-12 09:49:33 UTC - - 16.7 km Deep
5.0 - 49km N of Wangda, China - 2013-08-12 08:09:38 UTC9.6 km Deep
4.6 - 113km SE of Modayag, Indonesia -2013-08-12 06:40:16 UTC - 63.4 km Deep
5.1 - 135km W of Sardinal, Costa Rica - 2013-08-12 05:19:02 UTC - 42.2 km Deep
6.0 - 112km NW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand - 2013-08-12 04:16:46 UTC - 325.2 km Deep
4.5 - 45km N of Wangda, China -2013-08-12 02:58:51 UTC - 34.2 km Deep
4.5 - 56km SE of Yanduo, China - 2013-08-12 01:34:03 UTC - 27.5 km Deep
6.0 - 189km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia -2013-08-12 00:53:43 UTC - 92.0 km Deep
4.8 - 38km SSW of Shizunai, Japan - 2013-08-12 00:51:12 UTC - 71.0 km Deep
4.6 - 53km N of Wangda, China - 2013-08-12 00:11:14 UTC - 58.7 km Deep
5.2 - 38km N of Wangda, China - 2013-08-11 23:58:52 UTC - 59.3 km Deep
5.0 - 37km N of Wangda, China - 2013-08-11 23:48:25 UTC - 59.0 km Deep
4.7 - 91km WSW of Lata, Solomon Islands - 2013-08-11 22:33:29 UTC - 27.4 km Deep
5.7 - 43km N of Wangda, China - 2013-08-11 21:23:43 UTC - 19.7 km Deep
4.6 - 42km NNE of Wangda, China - 2013-08-11 21:23:04 UTC - 39.7 km Deep
4.8 - 9km SSW of Volcano, Hawaii - 2013-08-11 15:54:05 UTC - 31.6 km Deep
4.6 - 57km S of Calama, Chile - 2013-08-11 15:28:41 UTC - 108.5 km Deep
4.5 - 45km N of Wangda, China - 2013-08-11 14:21:27 UTC - 24.8 km Deep
4.8 - 28km N of Wangda, China - 2013-08-11 12:40:12 UTC - 63.0 km Deep
4.8 - 163km SW of Kuripan, Indonesia - 2013-08-11 10:38:40 UTC - 19.3 km Deep
5.0 - 55km WNW of Raoul Island, New Zealand - 2013-08-11 10:33:55 UTC - 183.7 km Deep
4.6 - 241km E of Hasaki, Japan - 2013-08-11 06:05:01 UTC – 32.2 km Deep
Birthday Horoscope - For those of us born on August 12:
Happy birthday! You can make friends and get along with everybody this year. When people are talking apples and oranges, you’ll be able to keep focus and hold the conversation together. Emotions could make this a challenge, especially in November, but patience and pleasantness will cure all. In January, you deserve a bit of zany fun that no one else will ever understand. Just be safe and not too extravagant. A sensitive, poetic love may find you in February. Be as tenderhearted as you deem wise. A more fiery kind of love finds you again in March, and at year’s end. It’s a thrilling year!
ARIES: Mar 20 – Apr 20
You may want more freedom in a certain situation, Aries. Perhaps it’s your emotions that you want to distance yourself from, or it feels like someone is smothering you. On the one hand, you long for company and intimacy to fill an inner void. On the other, you resent having to be so needy. Make sure you’re whole before you sink too deeply into a relationship.
TAURUS: Apr 20 – May 21
You may need to use charm and wit to ease a tense situation, Taurus. Gridlock could be making you feel uncomfortable. Your solution to the problem is to put on a happy face and divert attention from the difficulty by telling some jokes. Realize that this technique will delay having to face a particular situation for a while, but it certainly won’t keep you from ever having to deal with it.
GEMINI: May 21 – Jun 21
Your emotions are active, Gemini, and could be popping up in powerful outbursts. There’s momentum building within that you shouldn’t ignore or suppress. Perhaps you feel that what you have to say isn’t appropriate for the situation. More than likely, it will do more harm than good to ignore these feelings rather than get them out, even when it seems disruptive to do so.
CANCER: Jun 21 – Jul 22
You may have a feeling that if you don’t have something positive to say, you shouldn’t say anything. This idea could keep you tongue-tied today, Cancer. If you’re frustrated, angry, or hurt, address the issue openly. Don’t feel like you have to be the one who cheers up everyone else. Let someone else have a turn for a change. You’re only harming yourself by pretending that everything is OK when it isn’t.
LEO: Jul 22 – Aug 23
Don’t skimp when it comes to taking care of your physical health, Leo. In an effort to save money, you may not bother getting dental checkups, or you could opt for the least expensive doctor in the book. Nothing is more important than your health. Treat your body with the honor and respect it deserves. You may have no trouble doing for others what you know you should be doing for yourself.
VIRGO: Aug 23 – Sep 23
Keeping things in balance may be more trouble than it’s worth, Virgo, so don’t force the issue. Sometimes it’s necessary for our personal growth to let the pendulum swing all the way to one side. The more you can let go and accept that everything isn’t going to always be peaceful and harmonious, the better able you will be to deal with the sudden emotional turmoil that is bound to arise.
LIBRA: Sep 23 – Oct 23
This is one day when you feel on the edge of either an emotional breakdown or a triumphant epiphany, Libra. To ensure a positive outcome, don’t take yourself too seriously. There’s a degree of intensity to the day that’s likely to make everyone feel they’re wound up like a spring. One careless move could set off disaster. Do what you can to ease the tension rather than add to it.
SCORPIO: Oct 23 – Nov 22
Just because everyone else is walking on eggshells doesn’t mean you need to, Scorpio. Your upbeat spirit will be more welcome than usual due to the drama around you. Be careful of falling into the role that you know others want you to play. It’s easy to take on the role that’s in front of you, but this doesn’t always help the situation. Read from your own script, not someone else’s.
SAGITTARIUS: Nov 22 – Dec 21
Your tremendous sensitivity in a certain situation could be causing you to jump to conclusions that are keeping you from seeing the truth, Sagittarius. Your tendency is to assume things before you have all the facts. You may assume the worst, making you more stressed about the situation than you need to be. Don’t worry about things you don’t know to be true.
CAPRICORN: Dec 21 – Jan 20
You may feel like you’re doomed if you do and doomed if you don’t, Capricorn. You may feel very opinionated about a certain issue, but you know that expressing yourself is likely to cause someone else to feel threatened or upset. But if you keep these thoughts to yourself, you’re going to feel resentful and perhaps even used. You’re better off expressing yourself honestly.
AQUARIUS: Jan 20 – Feb 19
You may find yourself bursting into tears for no apparent reason today, Aquarius. Seek comfort in sitting by a body of water where you can let your emotions flow. Tension builds as the storm draws near. Once it has passed, however, there is calm as the sunshine pierces the clouds. This time of peace and serenity may seem far off, but it’s closer than you think.
PISCES: Feb 19 – Mar 20
Unexpected emotions are going to come out of nowhere and cause havoc, Pisces. Be prepared to deal with the expected. The key is not to overreact. The calmer and more stable you can stay, the better off you’ll be. Dealing with the situation in a reactive outburst will only turn the scene into an explosive rage. Count to ten or sit by yourself for a while before you deal with the problem.