Your Past Life Tarot Card for Aug. 28 is The Star

Your Past Life Tarot Card for Today

The Star

When you stand up for other’s rights you can stir deeply-seated past life memories in yourself. The origin of these feelings might come from having a past life experience of your own family’s struggle. At this time the civil rights leader inside you has come to the forefront. This spirit is more afraid of not standing up for what he or she believes in then fearful of what retribution one could face. This incarnation comes with an inner strength that is founded in compassion.

 

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Your Daily Love Tarot Card for Aug. 28 is The Magician

Your Daily Love Tarot Card for Today

The Magician

Do some magic of your own today, like penetrating facades and gaining insights into dubious stories that lack credibility. Hold onto your heartstrings until you know you haven’t met a fickle flirt or a trickster. The Magician makes us see what we want to see regardless of the reality of a situation. He draws us in because we love secrets and mysteries, but who wants to live with them day after day and year after year?

 

This Week’s Tarot Card Reading: Three of Swords

Your weekly Tarot card advice for August 27 – September 2


 

The Three of Swords can often indicate problems in relationships and emotional 52struggles. Perhaps the energy from August’s theme card, the reversed Emperor, is causing some friction between you and a loved one this week. The need to control situations can definitely put a strain on relationships. Friends and partners do not exist solely to do our bidding, but when we feel threatened we might resort to such attitudes and behaviors, overcompensating for the lack of control we feel. If this is true for you, take a look at what you can do to make the situation better. Recognize that the other person has autonomy and treat their needs with respect. Be gentle and caring in your approach if you have previously been stern. If you have been rigid and unyielding, be flexible and try a collaborative approach, one that leads to compromise and benefits both you and your friend.

The Three of Swords has another piece of advice for you among its various interpretations: regain some mental control over your emotions. This doesn’t mean to approach others coldly this week. It just means to cool your temper and keep an eye out for spikes in your emotions — reactions that might quickly lead to avoidable conflict with others.

 

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Tarot Card of the Day for August 28 is Ace of Swords

Tarot Card of the Day

August 28, 2018

Ace of Swords

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This suit represents the rational mind and its ability to discriminate. Swords cut through things in order to pierce illusion, to differentiate between fantasy and reality.

In the image of this Ace, a single upraised sword represents your prime motive or guiding ideal — the vision that guides you through life’s changing fortunes with single-minded clarity.

The sword is sometimes shown piercing a silver and/or laurel crown, a symbol of optimism implying evolution, progress, a sense of hope and victory. It is occasionally shown pointed downwards — a darker message, which refers to sacrifice, challenges and a critical environment.

A powerful shift is taking place.

 

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If You Were Born Today, August 28

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If You Were Born Today, August 28

You are emotionally impulsive, playful, youthful, and charming with a wonderful sense of humor. Your need to express yourself on a creative level is strong, and it motivates much of what you do. Success is more likely if your career allows you to express your creativity freely. Your perceptive, warm, and insightful qualities are major elements of your charisma, attracting others to you spontaneously. Some level of mischief is another quality that plays a role in your attractiveness. You are excellent at negotiating and you can be very diplomatic, although when unhappy, you are inclined to call the shots. As creative and spontaneous as you can be, your need for routine is also strongly present. You are a natural teacher, counselor, and healer. Love, compassion, and understanding are qualities that you always promote. Famous people born today: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Shania Twain, LeAnn Rimes, Jack Black, Armie Hammer, Jason Priestley, Kyle Massey.

Your Birthday Year Forecast:

Your birthday falls shortly after a Full Moon this year, suggesting a period ahead of communication and teaching. You may be turned to for advice more frequently, and you are very willing to offer your help. This is a strong year for publicity and any other endeavors that involve spreading the word. As well, your ability to be objective–or to see the “big picture”–can be especially pronounced and rewarding this year.

Until November, you continue to benefit from a transiting Saturn trine to your Sun which was with you last year as well and is an especially grounding influence. This gives you a sense of responsibility and a feeling of directedness and purposefulness. Traditional methods work, and thoroughness brings rewards. Practice or refining a technique is favored this year. The approach that seems to work best with this aspect is a step-by-step one and the appreciation of slow but steady progress. Stabilizing elements in your life are appreciated.

There is increased charm in the way you present your ideas this year, certainly helping to smooth over differences in your personal relationships.

This is a time when you feel confident and supported enough to pursue your desires. It’s a good time to take steps towards making yourself feel more secure and safe, and for family or domestic activities. This is also a period when you more readily support or defend your loved ones, and they do the same!

Energy fluctuates this year, however. If you aren’t too rash or impulsive, you might be able to free yourself from restrictive circumstances. You could also have more courage than usual to do things that break the routine, and confrontations engaged in this year could clear the air and help you to move forward.

You might also watch for a tendency to overstate and to neglect important details when making plans. You may have so very many ideas that you end up implementing none if you’re not careful! You are likely to have increased opportunities for travel and/or new learning experiences.

Intensity can characterize your personal relationships and romantic attachments. Passions, feelings of jealousy, and possessiveness run high. You may deal with these emotions in yourself, but you may also need to handle the jealousies and possessiveness of a partner. You might also experience compulsive attractions and attachments, or attraction to complicated love relationships. As well, you may have some tension over your personal finances, and/or need to make a large payment that necessitates changes in your spending habits. Finances may be complicated, such as power struggles with money. You are also very determined to make changes which can be good for you in the long run.

Idealistic and humanitarian goals or impulses surface this year. Making connections with others from different backgrounds may figure strongly. Widening your mind through unusual or different experiences can be part of the picture. You more easily make personal sacrifices for what you believe to be the greater good this year.

Fortunately, transiting Uranus harmonizes with your Sun from June 2019 forward. Your personality is sparkling during this period, which is sure to attract new circumstances and people into your life. Exciting (not jarring) changes and new interests characterize the period ahead. It’s easier than ever to express your unique individuality, and if this involves changing careers or jobs, a new love affair, or an entirely new hobby, it’s something that takes you forward into unexplored territory. You are more willing to adapt to new circumstances, ideas, and unfamiliar situations. It’s a good time to join organizations and groups and to attend meetings or social events. You can find creative solutions to problems now. Flexibility is the key to success under this influence.

Relationships are in strong focus this year, and you’re in higher demand than usual, but you’re also very often going your own way, and this suits you well. This can be a turning point year. Your creativity is stimulated in addition to your excitability and your need for freedom in the period ahead. It is easier than ever to express your individuality in a manner that is true to you. In certain areas of your life, you’re inclined to rock the boat this year so that you can break free from a limiting situation. Be mindful when/if making sweeping changes. Your charm is tremendous and you often connect with the right projects and people, although some relationships (or a key one) can be turbulent.

2018 is a Number Two year for you. Ruled by the Moon. This is a year of potential companionship. It is a quiet, gentle, and mostly harmonious year that is generally not as active than other years. Instead, you are more responsive to the needs of others. If you are patient and open yourself up in a gentle manner, you will attract what–and who–you want into your life now. This is an excellent year in which to build and develop for the future. Advice – be patient, be receptive, enjoy the peace, collect, develop, build, and attract.

2019 will be a Number Three year for you. Ruled by Jupiter. This is a year of sociability. It is a friendly time when you find it natural and easy to enjoy life and other people. The focus is on personal freedom, reaching out to others, making new friends, and exploration. You are more enthusiastic and ready for adventure than you are in other years. It’s likely to be a rather lighthearted year when opportunities for “play” time are greater than usual. It’s also a favorable year for expressing your creativity. Advice – reach out and connect but avoid scattering your energies.

 

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Reclaim Your Power: Affirmations for Each Zodiac Sign

Use these statements to manifest a better life


You are creating your world, one thought at a time. That means you can manifest a new and improved life simply by changing your habitual thinking. Affirmations — super-charged power statements that are active and positive  — are the first step to helping you take back your power and live the life you deserve.

Every astrological sign has different needs, which means each statement will have a unique manifestation message. Feel free to borrow another sign’s affirmation, too. If it speaks to you, that zodiac sign is probably prominent in your chart. Write down these power statements and repeat them to counteract feelings of worry, uncertainty, and negativity. You’ll be surprised and amazed by how much better you feel due to the positive manifestations in your life!

Aries (March 21 to April 19)

You have lots of great energy and good ideas, Aries, but sometimes you leap before you look. You also tend to get sidetracked by competing with others or not being open to their input.

Aries Affirmations: “As I channel my abundant energy in constructive ways and think things through carefully, my pioneering efforts succeed.” Or, “As I patiently collaborate with and have compassion for others, we have fun and achieve great things.”

 

Taurus (April 20 to May 20)

Material well-being is important to you. You seek security, sometimes at any cost. As a result, you tend to fall into predictable patterns and not give full expression to your abilities.

Taurus Affirmation: “As I happily give my talents to the world, I am rewarded with riches on every level.” Or, “As I trust that I am always provided for and open my heart to receive, I’m blessed with the time and wealth needed to enjoy the fruits of my labors.”

 

Gemini (May 21 to June 20)

Since you’ve always got multiple irons in the fire, you have a hard time staying focused and serene. Your mind is so full of thoughts that you often can’t hear that still, small voice within.

Gemini Affirmations: “As I stay focused on one thing at a time and have the patience to finish what I start, I feel empowered and relaxed.” Or, “As I tune into the peaceful place within, even amid a whirlwind of events, I am expertly guided.”

 

Cancer (June 21 to July 22)

Because you are so sensitive, you tend to retreat from the world into a safe, sheltered environment. Unfortunately, being hurt so easily can prevent you from reaching out to new people and experiences.

Cancer Affirmations: “As I find safety and protection within myself, the world embraces me with open arms.” Or, “As I release the past and live only in the present, trusting that all my needs are fulfilled, I easily expand in exciting directions.”

 

Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22)

You’re like the Sun, Leo, bringing warmth when you’re happy and a chill when you withdraw. You need to find ways to cultivate your inner joy and share your radiance with the world — even when feeling insecure or as if others don’t appreciate you.

Leo Affirmations: “As I beam my joy and love to others, I am warmed and fulfilled by my own radiance.” Or, “As I appreciate myself and give selflessly to others, life becomes enjoyable and satisfying.”

 

Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)

You’re good at taking care of the details. You’re often annoyed when others do not operate at the same peak efficiency as you or seem disorganized and sloppy. Your lesson is to learn to tolerate imperfection.

Virgo Affirmations: “As I accept myself and others exactly as we are, I relax and enjoy life.” Or, “As I keep my high ideals in sight, I find happiness in taking small steps toward fulfilling them and being of service to the world.”

 

Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)

In your search for serenity, you’re often confronted by those who do not share your need for peaceful coexistence, forcing you to fight. In trying to make decisions, you vacillate between opposing points of view, trying to please everyone. Life can seem unfair at times.

Libra Affirmations: “As I see the justice and beauty around me, despite appearances, I find serenity.” Or, “As I embrace my own knowing, I experience peace with all I meet.”

 

Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)

You have strong passions, which makes you an effective crusader. Yet, your desire to control your environment — and other people — can also get you in trouble or plunge you into dark moods when you encounter resistance.

Scorpio Affirmations: “As I wield my power skillfully for the good of all, I attract the highest and best in others.” Or, “As I use my penetrating intellect to help solve problems, I transform my life and set others free.”

 

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)

You want to experience all that life has to offer, Sagittarius. As a result, you end up burning the candle at both ends or running late. And, your strong opinions or the conviction that you know what’s best for others can sometimes turn them off.

Sagittarius Affirmations: “As I focus on the details of life and make discriminating choices, I stay on track and on time.” Or, “As I listen to others and consider their opinions, together we savor life’s pleasures.”

 

Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)

You enjoy climbing the ladder of success in life, expecting that your hard work will be rewarded. When it isn’t, or you’re perceived as too single-minded or inconsiderate of others’ feelings, it’s easy to get discouraged.

Capricorn Affirmations: “As I provide encouragement to myself and others in a kind and steady fashion, everyone wins.” Or, “As I give thanks for all I have and help others achieve their goals, my wealth increases.”

 

Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)

You’re a truly distinctive individual, and you inspire others to break free of restraints. Yet, you are sometimes perceived as unpredictable or temperamental, and your detachment can make you seem aloof.

Aquarius Affirmations: “As I open my heart to myself and others, my love and friendship are gratefully embraced.” Or, “As I pursue freedom and social justice in heartfelt ways, I acquire a deep sense of purpose and commitment.”

 

Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20)

You are sensitive and have high ideals, which can make it hard to function in a world that often feels so harsh. Your goals may seem impossible to achieve, which tempts you to escape reality or hide out so you won’t be hurt and disappointed.

Pisces Affirmations: “As I set practical goals and achieve them, my dreams take shape in fulfilling ways.” Or, “As I arise each day and embrace my life with gusto, I feel protected and all goes well.”

 

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Your Weekly Karma Forecast: August 26 – September 1, 2018

Weekly Forecast: August 26 – September 1, 2018

The Karmic Tools Weekly Forecast covers the current planetary transits which affect people in different ways and to various degrees of intensity. Take notice when it is a Personal planet (Sun / Moon / Mercury / Venus / Mars) interacting with a Social (Jupiter/Saturn) or Collective planet (Uranus / Neptune/Pluto). And pay extremely close attention when it is a Social planet interacting with a Collective planet because that means something *big* is brewing that will move large groups of people along their evolutionary paths. Tuning in to the energy and rhythm of the planets can serve as a useful *guide* as you move along your Individual Path. It also helps to understand your place within the context of the larger Social & Collective Story. Below, you will find out how these energies tend to manifest, as well as guidance and direction.

*NOTE*  There are some days when there are NO CONTACTS (besides the Moon), please note that there are no missing entries, we just list the actual Activations of each week + the day they happen.

Weekly Forecast: August 26 – September 1, 2018

8/26 ~ Pisces Full Moon:

Annual opportunity to Release any/all *Illusions/Delusions* about who you are or how you’re living. Inner Truth must match Outer Reality, we are always encouraged to be congruent. In other words, my latest observations have been: those who are most in-alignment within & without, those who are living authentic lives, are moving through with a relative amount of ease & grace. Please don’t confuse this with not having any challenges, loss or disappointment, just that navigating and decision-making is a lot easier when you KNOW Who You Are and What You Want … while those who are of a particular Nature within, but living a life completely contrary to that Nature, are getting slammed energetically. It can feel like going to a lavish party, having a great time (Illusion) and then *unexpectedly* receiving the bill (Reality). We are all “paying” for our own *Illusions/Delusions*, to the degree that we each have them. Big illusion – big bill. Small delusion – small price. Either way, you’re accountable so use this Full Moon to truly look at that which is being most brightly illuminated for you personally and use your intuition to guide you.

8/26 ~ Venus (your values) ~square~ Pluto (transformation):

This activation brings intensity and it challenges you to grow (out of comfort zone, into new territory) where your relationships & finances are concerned. You’ve probably already felt it coming (the shift in your relationship or financial situation), well, it’s here now, so you can be proactive on your own behalf or you can suffer the consequences of postponing the inevitable. (You may have heard me say: Pay now or pay double later. That applies to this transit too.) The natural reaction may be to try to hold on to the job or relationship, but try not to give in to that temptation. Pluto intensifies everything and the more you resist the necessary purification & change that Pluto brings, the more painful it usually is. It is better to clarify your values & priorities and choose change, rather than have it forced (more Pluto) upon you. Either way, once the dust settles, you should be better off because things either change for the better or go away altogether making room for something new and more in-alignment with your values & priorities of ‘now’.

8/27 ~ Mars Direct at 28* Capricorn:

It’s a good time to review the last couple of months – to last couple of years. What do you no longer want to be responsible for? What no longer supports the foundation you are cultivating in the here & now? How have things organically shifted in your desires, choices & actions? You may have been blocked or delayed from forward movement but now the energy will resume forward motion and start stimulating the rest of your chart, giving you a chance to integrate whatever Mars stirred up for you personally. It is customized for everyone and no one is exempt. I usually encourage folks who are highly driven and have a need to move & accomplish on a regular basis to learn Mars’ rhythm in your own life. If you give your Self permission to honor your desires, as well as the fact that they change & evolve as you do, then you are living a more authentic life automatically. Now is the time to define the terms of what you deeply desire, what you are willing to do to acquire that and what it will take to maintain it. Mars in Capricorn or Aquarius is very driven toward a specific goal of achieving a better future for one & all, which means we can use this extended stay to build strength, fortitude & consciousness about how we use our own energy to create our own lives, and thus affect & contribute to the collective life.

8/28 ~ Mercury (expression) ~square~ Jupiter (truth):    (3 of 3:  7/9 ~ 8/11 ~ 8/28)

This energy challenges you to integrate your smaller vision with the larger vision for your life. On one hand, you can see the big picture in new ways, but on the other hand, you may not be very interested in the details that bring it about. This is another good one for expanding your consciousness and thinking outside the box, but as the insights come into your conscious awareness, be mindful of the steps it will take to make your ideas a reality. This activation is also great for course-corrections where your ideas are concerned and will open you up to learning something new or bring in a crucial piece of information, just keep in mind that you will have to stabilize anything you start and probably have to review some details down the road because of something you overlooked in your enthusiasm for the new Truth revealed from within.

September 2018 Ascension Energies – Polarity Perspective

September 2018 Ascension Energies – Polarity Perspective

The accompanying video to this article can be found here.

August Review

August was a culmination of 3 months (June/July/August) of focus amplifying our connection (family). Ascension is a natural evolution into more conscious connection with the subtle, invisible energetic that has always been working with us (ie our thoughts/emotions), but now we are using/mastering that connection more consciously.

August brought the final of 3 eclipses (those were easy ;o) that stirred up a lot of change. Ultimately it was the continual leveling up the spiral. The energy of 3 is represented by the triangle. August brought a new clarity and empowerment to the Merkaba (our vehicle of progression) which is the static, 2D representation of the spiral.

Mer=Light, Ka=Spirit, Ba=Body. It is the resonance/shape/geometry, form/formless bridge between subtle and physical. Light is the result of that movement/shape. It is the information of that resonance.

Heart Family was the focus of August, and it pointed out the importance of emotions, which connect and move/transform things. This is constant in physical form. Ma’at asks, how Light is your heart? When it is weighed against a feather, is it heavier (you sink) or lighter (you rise)? See how this metaphor has written our history? What writes our future?

September Energies

For the energies of September I was shown 2 paths diverging. Polarization, separation—but not desolation! Some would say this is the timeline shift, where the good go in one direction, and the bad in the other (do you sink or rise, think or surmise?).

Areon, the Lyran Council of Time, has been talking about our polarization for quite awhile, that we would be seeing it increase, even among Lightworkers. Polarization is a natural form of new creation. It gets people off the fence, making decisions, forming opinions and (oh no!) judgments.

Using your discernment (the less judged form of judgment) is important. You are in physical to experience and choose. When you do that with less polarity and more neutrality, you are following the rules of creation that determines form. You’re writing the future.

This is the physical realm. We move through change based on rules of the physical realm. We transcend that by integrating the “higher” resonance (the subtle, unseen) of the heart—love. (Make that heart rise!) But those 2, the physical and non-physical, are connected. It’s your light, your information connects them. Are you light as a feather?

Polarity Perspective

The benefit of polarity in the physical realm, is it clarifies your perspective. What couldn’t be identified when you were too close to it, becomes clear with some perspective through distance. Too often we have been entrained to focus on problems that stimulate polarizing fear [new(s) is really old]. Yet progress is calling you toward neutralizing the polarity.

August showed us the power of the heart to forgive (neutralize) and create the new in Love. September teaches us to neutral-eyes and see a new future. See beyond polarization as separation and embrace the clarification that the spiral always creates.

Allow it to spin off the weak bonds of fear, pain and resentment, enlightening your load. Allow it to strengthen your strong bonds of love, compassion and creative courage, illuminating your road.

Compassion Connects

The energy of Mother Mary, representing unconditional Love and nurturing compassion has been strong recently. You may resonate with a similar energy other than Mother Mary, but that energy of nurturing Love is key to the diverging roads finding new direction.

Why?

Because it is the pull of the positive, compelling Love that the fear/pain/resentment seeks to soothe its spin into flow again. New form. Is the bond written with the light of heart or the plight of density? The 2 aren’t so separate when you see 3 through them. Duality is transcended with Love. Creative courage will say no, it will push/pull into new form—but through the Light of Love instead of the fear of separation.

This is where the linearity, the lines diverging, are swept into resonant spiral. Where deconstruction and reconstruction submit to the forces around them. Love is a passive force, it compels new form. It does that with a deep inner knowing that the rules of nature “right” (write) themselves through Time.

Writing the Future

These months have called us to amplify our creative flow by owning our lives. Be the dominant flow in your own life, it is the creative gift of free will that Life has bestowed upon you by nature, not by nurture. The nurturing is your work. What are you nurturing in your life? Are you feeding your fear or feeding your Love?

September is a time of perceiving a new potential. It follows an amplification of the heart/love so that the brilliant mind is focusing on the linear path and steps that help manifest the heart’s desires. It is a powerful time of being the change you want to see in the world!

Your inner perspective is your first action, how you allow the building/amplification of a resonance to create new form. September may not feel as action-focused as you may like—but go back to that powerful knowing that you are creating from a new foundation of love. Look for the clues of form building and you will find more neutrality as you connect to the new.

In Summary

This equinox brings us to a new balance between 2 worlds, where we see the potential of the connection of equality enhancing life, rather than the separation of inequality dominating the landscape. How is the scene influencing your flow? Or are you influencing it? Perhaps in ways unseen, but sensed by those with eyes to see, and lived by those with the courage to be. The change.

Moon in Pisces

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Moon in Pisces

 

The Moon is traveling through Pisces today. You may feel disconnected. Serve others. Listen to music. Paint a picture. Daydream.

We are not inclined to want to face reality while the Moon is in dreamy, impressionable Pisces. It can be a wistful, sensitive, intuitive, and compassionate time. We are especially imaginative, and our intuition reigns under this influence. Boundaries and walls come down, as Pisces energy merges and blends. It’s a time when details are overlooked and feelings defy description.

The Moon in Pisces generally favors the following activities: Imaginative undertakings, mystical or spiritual pursuits, inner development, music and drama, going on a retreat, activities involving water.

Your Current Moon Phase for August 28th

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Your Current Moon Phase for August 28th

Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 96% 

The Moon today is in a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with a illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9am and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.