Your Rune for Aug. 24 is Berkano

Your Rune for Today



“Burr-can-oh” – Literally: “Birch Goddess” – Esoteric: Birth, Sanctuary

Rune of continued growth and continual rebirth or renewal in all things. The rune of becoming.

Psi: secrecy, silence, safety, mature wisdom, dependence

Energy: container/releaser, female fertility, trees and plantlife

Mundane: motherhood, healing, gardening, child raising, the womb

Divinations: Birth, becoming, life changes, shelter, liberation, sanctuary, secrets; or blurring of consciousness, deceit, sterility, stagnation, conspiracy, insecurity

Rebirth in the spirit
Strengthens the power of secrecy
Works of concealment and protection
To contain and hold other powers together
Realization of stillness, the Now-ness of all things
Bringing ideas to fruition in the creative process

Magical Uses:

Fertility, female health, strengthen family ties, love, protection, bringing ideas into physical manifestation, creativity



Your Influences for the Weekend of Aug. 24

Your Weekend Influences


Tarot Influence

The Fool Reversed

This is the card of folly, indescretion and poor choices.








Astrological Influence

Sagittarius Reversed

Sagittarius reversed denotes the unpleasant qualities of a bully and a lack of self-control.








Element Influence

Earth Reversed

Earth reversed denotes a lack of positive connection with the life spirit–a lost soul. If you are not careful you may miss much of what life has to offer you.

Your Past Lives Tarot Card for Aug. 24 is The High Priestess

The High Priestess

August 24th, 2018


Currently, you seem to be channeling an incarnation of a historic political leader. This should give you the ability to successfully arbitrate two opposing opinions. This capability makes you attractive to others and you could use this energy to get them to support your future endeavors. Spiritually, you are probably driven by a belief that you can help others, while using your popularity to also do well for yourself. To achieve this you must find a metaphysical balance between the two.

Your Angel Tarot Card for Aug. 24 is Strength


August 28, 2018


You need to re balance your soul. Gabriel helps you to rebuild the balance between masculine and feminine energies, and helps you to more clearly understand your feelings and reactions to other people and things. Gabriel opens the way to a better understanding of your deepest self. What are you lacking and what has become too consuming in your life? Gabriel can help you restore order in your life, set new goals, and face the future with a better sense of purpose.

Daily Love Tarot Card for Aug. 24 is The Hermit

The Hermit

August 24, 2018


The Hermit symbolizes healing powers. Are feelings the same as when you started, if you are in a relationship? If they are not, you are past due for the healing that stimulates growth. You should feel free to reach out and touch without fear. If single, healing is in the form of the personal weeding and pruning that shows old conditions have passed away in order to allow new things to grow.

Tarot Card of the Day for Aug. 24 is Two of Swords

August 24, 2018


The Two in this suit usually represents conflicting ideas or visions. These must be reconciled by communication in order to arrive in a harmonious place or to complete strategic negotiations. Mixed signals prevail.

While they may be appearing to try to communicate, opposite sides are missing each other entirely, with possibly drastic consequences. In the best case, a frank discussion would clear the air and serve both sides, but one cannot expect that in every instance where this card appears.

A powerful shift is taking place.

Intimacy Issues of Each Zodiac Sign

Astrology can help you overcome intimacy issues in love

Intimacy can be challenging. It’s not easy feeling exposed and vulnerable to those you love and trust — much less to someone you’re newly dating.

Relationships bring up our deepest anxieties, which we express in different ways. Some signs, such as Sagittarius and Aquarius, fear they’ll lose their independence, so they hold people at arm’s length. Others, like Cancer and Scorpio, crave commitment and may come off as too needy.

Learning how to create true intimacy is what life’s all about. What issues might stand in your way? Look up the intimacy horoscope for your sign below.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

You’re determined to do things your own way, Aries. That spark of sovereignty within you is strong, and you fear losing it in relationships. Because you can take care of things so well on your own, you may shy away from letting others know how much you need them. Practicing the art of give-and-take is the key to maintaining your independence and also letting others in deeply. Also, take care you don’t demand too much, too soon.


Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

You know once you make a commitment, Taurus, it’s for good. That’s why you take your time choosing the right person. Once locked in, however, you want things to stay the same forever and stubbornly resist change. Fear of leaving your comfortable rut is your single greatest barrier to intimacy — a condition that thrives on constant growth. You need to trust that change is good, and embrace it with open arms before love can flourish.


Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

You tend to flit around a lot, Gemini, never staying put long enough to establish deeply-rooted ties. The fear of becoming bored or being hemmed in tends to keep you on the surface of things, never investing enough of yourself to feel committed. And, there’s that secret fear that your partner might discover the “dark twin” you try so hard to hide. Yet letting someone in shines the light of love into the darkness — leading to true intimacy.


Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

You fear exposing your soft underbelly, Cancer. Since your emotions are so close to the surface, it happens more often than you’d like. Once exposed, you’re at your loved one’s mercy. Because you’re more comfortable nurturing others than receiving loving care, being willing to fall apart, cry or be vulnerable is actually good for you. And, your willingness to reveal yourself makes intimacy with others much more rewarding.


Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)

You have a hard time relinquishing control, Leo. And, your desire to be the one in charge can keep others at a distance. Because you seem so capable, they may be content to let you run the show. Don’t fall prey to this trap, though — sharing power in a relationship is the key to intimacy. As you reveal areas in which you’re not as competent, you let others know the true you. Your quick temper can also ward people off, so practice patience.


Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

A feeling of unworthiness is at the root of your intimacy issues, Virgo. You fear that if you reveal your imperfections, others will run away. Yet no one holds you to the impossibly high standards you set for yourself. In fact, they’d rather you come out and play instead of always worrying and care-taking them. Don’t let your sharp mind and analytical abilities dominate your feelings, where the magic of intimacy lies.


Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

You work hard at making things beautiful and harmonious, Libra. Therefore, you may tend to sweep relationship issues under the rug where they fester and create distance between you. Intimacy is about being real, not pretending things are ideal when they’re not. Also, your agile mind is skilled at figuring out feelings without ever feeling them. Getting into the messy realm of emotions scares you, but it’s the key to intimacy.


Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

People sometimes feel threatened by you, Scorpio, which can be an obstacle to closeness. It’s not that you avoid intimacy; you thrive on delving deeply into feelings and confronting issues. It’s just that your intensity and blunt honesty can be too much for others. And, they may feel you want too much. On the other hand, you may hide your deepest feelings, afraid that if you open up you’ll be betrayed. You need to learn to trust more.


Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

Yours is the sign of the eternal bachelor, Sagittarius. Footloose and fancy-free, you fiercely guard your freedom and often turn tail and run when people get too close. Your biggest obstacle to intimacy is considering commitment a trap, associated with the boring and humdrum. The solution is to find a partner who’ll give you a long leash — but in return, you’ll have to promise to stick around for the tedious parts.


Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

You want to be seen as the strong one, Capricorn. Capable, sure, even stoic, you shy away from the realm of emotions and are loathe to let your vulnerabilities show. Others end up leaning on you, but what happens when you need help? You need to learn how to let others past your defenses and love you. Once you shatter the illusion that you’re invulnerable, then caring becomes a two-way-street and true intimacy is yours.


Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

Like Mr. Spock from Star Trek, your sign prefers logic to feelings. You’re seen as self-contained, even chilly, and have trouble expressing what’s in your heart. Because you possess a brighter, quicker mind than most, you think it ought to serve all your needs. You fear losing your freedom if you let others in. Yet to avoid the fate of loneliness, you need to open up and explore the territory of the heart.


Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)

Your biggest obstacle to intimacy, Pisces, is a lack of self-knowledge. You’re such a chameleon, skilled at being all things to all people, that you may not know what you really want. As you spend some time alone, apart from others’ needs and feelings, you’ll create better boundaries and lose the need to rescue those you love or let them take advantage of you. You’ll also find that place of strength that fosters true intimacy. is Part of the Daily Insight Group ©2018

Daily Cosmic Calendar for August 24

Ease on down the yellow-brick road a la The Wizard of Oz with the lunar orb placed in the universal air sign of Aquarius while Pallas in Leo trines Vesta in Sagittarius (2:02am). Use your problem-solving skills to make gains in investment planning. Learn more about the fields of holistic healing and alternative medicine while the sun in Virgo makes a 150-degree contact with Chiron in Aries (7:52am). Come from the heart in key discussions with loved ones in the hours preceding a lunar trine to Venus in Libra (9:40pm). Start preparing for the potent full moon that occurs on Sunday. Be aware that the moon trine to Venus (9:40pm) also starts a lengthy void lunar dispensation of over 24 hours that lasts until Pisces moon begins at 10:34pm tomorrow. Be a minimalist overnight to avoid launching projects that are not ready for implementation.

[Note to readers: All times are now calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

Copyright 2018 Mark Lerner & Great Bear Enterprises, Ltd.

Moon Diary: Dream Catcher -Full Moon in Pisces, 26th August 2018

Moon Diary: Dream Catcher -Full Moon in Pisces, 26th August 2018

Jane Lyle, Astrologer

The Astrology Room


August ends with a potent, beautiful full Moon at 3 degrees of Pisces.

This full Moon brings emotions to the surface, where perhaps we can deal with them in new ways.

Or we could find ourselves dreaming of the past, yet finding something different there. Perhaps we’re ready to release something, or someone? Or maybe we feel like creating something new from our memories, histories, or the stories of our families and ancestors.

If we’ve had struggles or challenges, this can be a healing and inspiring full Moon. It aligns with one of the four Royal Stars of ancient Persia, Fomalhaut, in the constellation of Piscis Australis, the Southern Fish. This important star was called the Watcher of the South, and has symbolic links to the Archangel Gabriel.

Ancient Greeks aligned temples to the great mother goddess, Demeter, with the rising of Fomalhaut. Its meaning contains strands of magic, mysticism, and enchantment – together with a need to resist being bewitched by illusions, but to struggle to make visions and ideals manifest. This is a very Piscean message indeed – the two fishes can risk swimming too deeply, adrift in the world of imagination, or mind-altering substances, and are then unable to grasp reality. With all the purposeful energy around, it would be a shame to let things slip through your fingers.

Fortunately, we have some earthy energy around to ground us – Sun in Virgo opposite the Pisces full Moon is working harmoniously with Saturn in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus. If you’ve got planets or points between 2-4 degrees in your personal horoscope you can, if you choose, benefit now – and during September.

Saturn represents tradition and structure, while Uranus in Taurus is an innovative builder, gardener, and re-inventor (or disruptor) of financial systems. This constructive blend of old and new is around throughout September. Our full Moon brings it to our attention now and during the next two weeks. Those Pisces ideals and visions are supported and encouraged by Saturn and Uranus – mix things up, make something real, avoid sacrificing yourself for some crazy dream of “the One” or “fame”.

The full Moon’s second fixed starry companion is Sadalmelek in the constellation of Aquarius, the Water Bearer. This very fortunate star favours life, creativity, and emphasises the skill and effort needed to make dreams come true. It’s a variation on the Moon’s main message.

So sweet full Moon dreams…. And why not write them down? They may carry a vital message for you from under the sea.

Finally, here’s a drifty, happy song by Manu Chao for these last days of summer beneath a musical, visionary full Moon…..somehow it always reminds me of soft summer rain…..

The Current Moon Phase for August 24

Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 96%

The Moon today is in a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts round 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon will rise in the east in mid-afternoon and will be high in the eastern sky at sunset. The moon is then visible though most of the night sky setting a few hour before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has its roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.