Today’s I Ching Hexagram for October 21 is 40: Deliverance

40: Deliverance

Hexagram 40

 

General Meaning: After a thunderstorm, or any period of extreme tension, a period of new clarity and fresh opportunity follows. The storm has the effect of clearing the air and suddenly reducing atmospheric tension. Deliverance is at hand. In the wake of a storm on land, deliverance appears in the form of new color and life, which bursts forth in all the fields and flowers. In the wake of a storm at sea, deliverance takes the form of land itself.

In the field of human relations, the rain of forgiveness washes the human landscape clean after a period of conflict and enmity. Great clarity of purpose and renewed vigor can follow the healing of old wounds. But care must be taken not to re-open such wounds by moving too quickly. In the same way, it is important to return to normalcy before moving ahead with new plans after periods of stress.

Following the resolution of a difficult situation, your first priority, should be to return to normal conditions as quickly as possible. Breathe a sigh of relief, but don’t relax completely. It would be a mistake to re-awaken the sleeping dogs of the immediate past before the new situation has crystallized. Look ahead. Attend to any residual matters that need resolution, and do so as quickly as possible. Make a clean sweep of the past, move deliberately and the future will bring good fortune

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Today’s Runes for October 21st is Inguz

Today’s Runes

Jade Runes are most commonly used for questions about love, friendship, and relationships. Inguz is the rune of completion and fertility. The presence of this rune suggests that tasks which have been initiated will come to fruition. This rune is associated with Ing and Frey, it is this connection that explains its connotations of both fertility and sexuality. The variant of this rune shown here is reminiscent of the twin strands of life, and of the challenge and rewards of bringing together things complimentary.

Today’s Tarot Card for October 21st is Temperance

Temperance

This Tarot Deck: Palladini

General Meaning: 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.)

Your Horoscopes for Friday, October 21st

The Moon in expressive Leo reflects our need to let others know how we feel. Unfortunately, we could come on stronger than we realize because the Moon’s midday hook-up with pushy Mars prompts us to fire up our creative process with a high level of urgency. We want immediate results, yet the Sun’s smooth trine with dreamy Neptune can blur the boundaries between fact and fiction, challenging us to be imaginative without losing touch with reality.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

The Moon-Mars conjunction heats up your 5th House of Fun and Games and encourages you to express your inner child. You’re eager to participate in enjoyable activities today, especially ones that allow you to display your emotional warmth to someone you love. Nevertheless, you may think that everything is perfect if you continue to avoid the truth. Your current state of grace won’t last forever, so face the facts while your creative powers are still strong.

 

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

Your idealistic attitude at work today can gain you extra points from your boss. Although others might hold you in high regard now, they may not be able to see the real you. Don’t add to the confusion by diffusing your message with too many words because the more you talk, the greater your chances of contradicting yourself. Instead, let your actions speak for you to make the best impression.

 

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Although everything is busier today with the Moon and Mars joining in your 3rd House of Immediate Environment, you still may be able to float through the day without feeling much stress. Your daydreams are so real now that, like Cinderella, you can turn a pumpkin into a beautiful carriage in your mind. Very little can get in your way, but your sense of perspective may be a bit warped. Don’t be afraid of your fantasies; just remember that they can influence your objectivity.

 

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You may actually believe that you have established equilibrium in your family life, but the hidden complexity can catch you off guard today. Your immediate reaction to an unexpected turn of events could be so intense that it’s more surprising than what actually happened. Think twice before allowing a rush of adrenaline to determine your future. Sit with any decisions you make now before acting on them in an impulsive burst of energy.

 

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You might feel as if your life is taking off now that the Moon conjuncts impetuous Mars in your 1st House of Self. Thankfully, your physical energy level is high, enabling you to pick up the pace of your walk, put an extra bounce into your words and appear happier than before. Just be careful not to lose perspective because ignoring the facts can stir up resistance from others. You can maintain a positive attitude without going overboard.

 

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You often like to work behind the scenes, and today’s Moon-Mars conjunction in your 12th House of Secrets can push you even deeper into your inner world. Your reaction to someone’s evasive behavior can be so strong that you don’t even know how to put it into words. But bottled up feelings can have negative consequences, so fight against your current tendency to withdraw emotionally and let others know what you’re experiencing as gently as possible.

 

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Your fantasy life is more active than usual as the Sun in your artistic sign harmonizes with ethereal Neptune in your 5th House of Creativity. Although you can be productive if you put your mind to it, you’re more likely to pursue social activities today. Thankfully, relaxing with your friends can be very beneficial now, setting the stage for an efficient workday tomorrow when you can make up for lost time.

 

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

This can be a powerfully productive day as the Moon joins superhero Mars in your 10th House of Career. You are at the top of your professional game and have abundant energy to apply yourself toward your job. Nevertheless, you still need to convince yourself that it’s okay to work for your own success, rather than only doing as you’re told. Make your dreams come true instead of just giving in to other people’s expectations.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Getting together with a group of coworkers or kicking back with a few friends might be the best thing you can do for yourself today. You may have big career plans but pushing toward your goals is frustrating if you don’t make as much progress as you want. However, it’s not wise to let go of your dreams, even if they take additional time to manifest. Ironically, easing off on the gas pedal now could be the catalyst that refuels your forward movement.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You may be very unrealistic about your potential at work because today’s Sun-Neptune trine emboldens you to believe nearly anything now. Although you’re able to see far beyond the present moment, it’s challenging to separate your fantasies from what’s real. If you have specific goals, make certain that you’re giving yourself enough time to deliver on your current promises. You won’t be happy if you just daydream about your future without taking concrete action.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You may be involved with others in ways that pull you into new territory as the Moon joins forceful Mars in your 7th House of Companions. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to know how assertive you need to be in order to get the ball rolling. On the other hand, you might choose to withdraw if someone else acts too aggressively. Ultimately, following your intuition is the best strategy. Pay attention to your dreams; they won’t steer you wrong now.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You may try to keep your feelings to yourself today, but it’s so easy to get caught up in office politics or sucked into someone else’s melodrama. Your sensitivity is high, so you are more sympathetic to others than you realize. Nevertheless, it’s still possible to be compassionate without losing your perspective. One way to maintain balance is to concentrate on your work now so there’s not much energy left over for wandering into uncertain emotional territory.

Weekend Lunar Love Horoscopes for October 21 – 23

by Jeff Jawer

Playful but Practical

October 21 – 23

Hearts open and heads swell with the Moon in self-important Leo on Friday. Confidence is likely to rise as we’re empowered by a belief in ourselves that encourages risk-taking in relationships. Dramatic gestures are par for Leo’s course, but even more so now because of the Sun’s harmonious alignment with mystical Neptune. This event casts a gauzy aura of mystery and magic over Friday night, which can be very entertaining but hardly representative of lasting reality. Attractions arise easily in this misty atmosphere where reason and common sense may be hard to find. But turning an initial interest into a lasting flame of love will require more than one romantic evening.

Saturday brings a more scrutinizing perspective with a lunar transit into pragmatic Virgo. This analytical Earth sign isn’t into vague promises, laziness and sloppy behavior. Romance and productivity go together in practical Virgo, making this a perfect time to tackle tasks with a willing partner. Developing skills is another positive way to make use of this lunar transit, so taking a class or seminar can be a good way to meet someone or infuse new interest in an ongoing relationship. Virgo’s critical eye, though, tends to spot the tiniest flaws but, obviously, obsessing about them is to be avoided.

Cosmic Calendar for Friday, October 21st

There are a couple of challenges today, but not as many as will appear in the coming days and once the Sun shifts into Scorpio on Sunday October 23. Consider today a kind of appetizer for the main course to be served during the next ten days to follow. A Mercury-Mars contra-parallel (12:51AM PDT) combines with the Moon in Leo uniting with the red planet Mars (1:13PM PDT) to definitely add several units to the volatility index. Psychic storm warnings are posted and need to be watched – especially on the emotional front. Fortunately, the Moon parallels ebullient Jupiter (5:10AM PDT) while Ceres makes an inspirational, productivity-enhancing, 72-degree link with Pluto (6:38AM PDT), and the Sun forms a revelatory, flowing trine in air signs with Neptune (4:58PM PDT). Thus, as a whole and hoping that the two Mars-oriented sky patterns remain carefully cloistered away in the shadows, you can make some well-needed progress across the board today. Even a Venus-Mars contra-parallel (4:28PM PDT) may be able to assist you in balancing your feminine and masculine sides more effectively. Enjoy a night of entertainment or invite friends over for an impromptu party.

the daily humorscopes for friday, october 21

the daily humorscope

Friday, October 21, 2011

 
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Beware of lightning, today! Either stay indoors, or leave your aluminum foil hat behind. (I know, I know. It’s hard. But I’ve learned to live without mine, most of the time.)
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Beware of iguanas, today.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
The world will be dim and grey, and cold. Carrion crows will caw at you from the edges of the world, and deep cold water will rush by in rivers without names. Ahead, on the peak of a mountain, is a glimmering golden light. Either that, or you’ll get gum stuck to your shoe. (Sometimes these things are hard to read.)
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Time heals all wounds, yes. But that’s not really intended to mean that you should tie Time magazine around your sprained ankle. It’s a figure of speech, you see, not meant to be taken literally. I have heard, however, that Newsweek is good for gout.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Due to minor lymph-node infection, several dangerous toxins will shortly be released into your bloodstream. Not to worry. You’ll survive, and the only permanent brain damage will involve an enthusiasm for polka music.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
You should give your car a name, so people will be more impressed when you give them a ride. I think you should call yours “The Federation Starship Intrepid.” And always do that little two-finger wave and say “engage”, when you start off, of course.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
You are coming down with a truly horrendous cold. The kind of cold that makes everyone else miserable, just by looking at you. That’s just the kind of inconsiderate behaviour people are starting to expect from you, too.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Someone will tell you that you “run funny”. Just ignore them. (And be very glad they didn’t see you throwing a baseball.)
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Beware of Doug.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
You will hear screams coming from a Hungarian restaurant, while you are walking by. Don’t worry, though. That’s normal.
Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)
It’s ok to whistle while you work. Your co-workers will draw the line at yodelling while you work, however. They’re probably just jealous.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
It’s time for you to consider being kinder to your feet. And stop taking them for granted! For example, when’s the last time you sat down and had a nice friendly chat with them? Do it today!

Samhain’s Revels


Samhain’s Revels

Come! Come! Samhain Revels, Summer’s End

Sing! Dance! Celebration For The Dead

Pour! Pour! The Libation For The Dead

Life! Death! Part The Veil, Summer’s End

 

~Magickal Graphics~