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Numerology: the 9 Month

December 2013 is a 9 month; a time of service, a focus on the universal and impersonal (meaning groups of people rather than individuals), and endings. Below are a few quotes from my Numerology books representing different takes on this time period.

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This is a difficult month to weather, for the eliminative influences often introduce losses of personal belongings into your life. they may also bring a loss of petty pilfering, or absent-mindedness. Carry little cash on your person.

Avoid friction with loved ones, for a rift at this time may be permanent. On the other hand, this is a good aspect for eliminating people or undesireable conditions from your affairs.

Cultivate a broad outlook on conditions. An impersonal attitude is recommended in your relation with individuals. Do not hold on to things or people who are about to drift from your sphere; for your destiny pattern shows a realignment in your relationships and associations.

NEGATIVE: A sense of self-righteousness. Laying too great importance on personal feelings. Avoiding service to a cause or to humanity. — Vincent Lopez, Numerology

A time to finish old projects and to get ready for the next new start. Tune in to current events, realize the common humanity you share with others. You can afford to give now, for you will soon be starting new. It is a period of endings. — Daniel Heydon, The Little Giant Encyclopedia of Numerology

You get to reap what you’ve sown — and you get to harvest all that you have done in previous months. You’ve earned the reward for all your hard work, and whether it’s monetary or spiritual, you’ll know it was worth the effort.

A 9 month is a time to clean out, let go, and release. This is the month of endings. Something wants to draw to a close in this month, so you may feel like cleaning out file drawers, closets, or old girl/boyfriends, or putting an end to your credit card. This month’s energy is inviting you to finish up, let it go, and make room for the new that is coming in next month. — Lagerquist and Lenard, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Numerology

And just as I hit ‘publish’ on this post, Tania Gabrielle’s arrived in my RSS reader, for one more point of view: Number 9 – the Key to Wisdom

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Geomancy Figures Cheat Sheet

geomancy-symbolsI’ve really gotten into geomancy lately, and wanted to preserve the meanings I’ve found for the 16 figures. (If you’re looking for yes/no answers, traditionally the figures columns 1 and 3 are favorable, and the ones in columns 2 & 4 are unfavorable.)

AcquisitioGain Success, profit, and gain; can be good (gaining money, goods) or bad (traditionally not good for love — an attitude of gain is not healthy for a relationship — and gaining an illness is not such a good thing).
AmissioLoss Transience and loss of material goods. Can signify being clingy, possessive, afraid of change; but since you can lose your heart or your illness, it’s not always bad.
AlbusWhite Peace, wisdom, purity. Think of the old wizard figure in fairy tales; good with thought and planning, but not great on execution. Favorable but weak; good for business ventures and beginnings.
RubeusRed Passion, power, fierceness, and vice. Trickery, excess and intoxication. Think of the guy who gets mad and ‘red in the face;’ traditionally evil in all that is good and good in all that is evil.
PuellaGirl Harmony and happiness, balance and beauty; can be fickle and emotional. Favorable, but usually short term.
PuerBoy Directed passion and strength, but reckless and rash. Can be violent and destructive; think of the youth rushing out to ‘do battle’ without all the facts. Usually unfavorable except in matters of love and war.
Fortuna MajorGreat Fortune Independent success; inner strength and power, overcoming. Favorable for any form of competition.
Fortuna MinorLesser Fortune Success dependent on others, unstable, impermanent; speed and escape.
LaetitiaJoy Elation, upward motion, good times. Happiness and health; a favorable figure.
TristitiaSorrow Internal failure or self-crossing; suffering, illness, and pain; unfavorable except when dealing with buildings or land and secrets.
ConjunctioAssembly Crossroads, combination of forces or people; reason and deliberation; recovery of lost things. A neutral figure; can bog down in details.
CarcerPrison Delay, restriction, limitation, obligation; can maintain or enforce security; imprisonment. An unfavorable figure.
PopulusPeople A gathering or assembly of people; stability, reflection, no change. A neutral figure.
Viathe Way Road or river; dynamic change, movement, alteration of fortune. Favorable for journeys and voyages.
Caput Draconisthe Dragon’s Head A doorway leading in; beginnings, possibility, seed planting. Favorable for beginnings and gain.
Cauda Draconisthe Dragon’s Tail A doorway leading out; endings, losses, luck leaving. Definite boundary. Unfavorable for most questions except for endings and losses. Traditionally evil in all that is good and good in all that is evil.

If you’re interested in traditional Geomancy, I can’t recommend the Digital Ambler blog enough; it’s where I learned (and finally grokked) how it all came together. The first link is to his how-to for setting up a basic shield chart; the second is to a list of his other geomancy postings, including a series of in-depth looks at each of the figures.

http://digitalambler.wordpress.com/skills/geomancy/the-geomantic-tableau/
http://digitalambler.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/de-geomanteia-recap/

Another place to check out is Les Cross’ blog, astrogemgeomancy.com;  he has a different way of interpreting the figures, but the definitions work out to be amazingly similar. He also doesn’t do the full shield chart, but works with ‘triads’ — he generates two figures and then adds them to receive a result. Simpler and faster, for times when that matters. He offers a free course in his method of doing things — definitely worth checking out!

Rune Meaning Cheat Sheet

Rune-symbolsHere are the meanings I use for the Elder Futhark runes:

Fehu Wealth Originally signifying cattle, this rune is used mobile wealth (money, treasure, investments), fertility, abundance, and primal fire.
Uruz Strength Originally the horns of an ox pointing to the ground, it means physical and inner strength, will, structure, and patterning force.
Thurisaz Protection In some versions called ‘thorn,’ it can mean protection and defense or destruction. It has been used to represent both Thor and the giants that he fights.
Ansuz Inspiration Symbolizing the ‘breath of life’ that Odin gave the first humans, it can signify consciousness, knowledge, wisdom, reason and creative expression.
Raidho Journey Originally drawn to symbolize part of a wagon wheel, it means rhythms, traveling, flow, rhythm or progression.
Kenaz Guidance Meant to symbolize the wall sconce that holds a torch, this rune stands for controlled (or internal) fire, creativity and inspiration, knowledge and spiritual guidance.
Gebo Generosity The exchange and interaction between the people and the gods, or two people; connection, gifts, interaction, exchanges, contracts.
Wunjo Joy Satisfaction, love, pleasure, hope, delight, kinship and fellowship.

Hagalaz Disruption Meaning ‘Hail,’ this rune symbolizes primal forces, chaotic energy, the forces of nature, what you cannot change or deflect; can also mean transformation, change, and evolution.
Nauthiz Need Meant to symbolize the creation of Need-fire, or fire made by rubbing sticks together, it symbolizes what has to happen, hard work and dedication to get your needs addressed; what you have to do to hold back the darkness.
Isa Ice Showing an icicle, this rune symbolizes a blockage, inactivity, delay, constraint, stagnation or standstill, either positive or negative.
Jera Harvest Showing the turning Wheel of the Year, this rune shows cycles, right action, rewards coming with time, birth of a child or idea, and natural law.
Eihwaz Change, Endings Symbolizing the trunk of the World Tree, this rune means communication, change, endurance and resiliency, rebirth, dreaming and magic.
Perthro Secret Depicting a dice cup used for gambling, this rune means chance, luck, wisdom, hidden things, memory, and speculation (usually financial).
Algiz Protection Symbolizing elk antlers or sedge grass, this rune means protection, sanctuary, refuge, help and assistance from the outside, or ‘guardian angels.’
Sowelo Sun Showing part of the Solar wheel, this rune means success, power, achievement, healing, and favorable outcomes.

Teiwaz The God Tyr Depicting the spear Tyr carries or the World Column holding up the sky, this rune signifies justice, honor, leadership, authority, victory and the Warrior path.
Berkana Birch Rumored to be attached to a now-unknown goddess, this rune symbolizes birth or rebirth, renewal, growth, healing, and nurturing.
Ehwaz Partnership Showing two horses facing each other or two people holding hands, this run signifies cooperation, interaction, harmony, and duality.
Mannaz Man Looking like two Wunjo runes facing each other, this rune symbolizes the rational mind, learning, inventiveness, memory, intelligence, and the ancestors. Mannaz is a name given to the Father of Mankind.
Laguz Flow Looking like the head of a leek or a wave of water, this rune means flow, organic growth, life energy or life force, intuition, psychic powers, and imagination.
Inguz The God Ing Looking like two combined Kenaz runes, this rune symbolizes energy, fertility, harmony, gestation, nature, and sexual passion. (Sometimes this rune is written as a diamond, without the branches above and below.)
Othala Home Depicting the boundaries of the ancestral land, this rune stands for hereditary land and the ancestors, family, inheritance, and family responsibility.
Dagaz Dawn Showing the time between light and darkness, this rune symbolizes beginnings and endings, change, harmony, polarity, and intuition.

(Although most rune lists reverse the last two runes in this list, two of the three oldest rune rows ever found show them in this order, so I’ve always put Dagaz last. It’s a personal preference.)

Playing Card Divination Sheat Sheet

Playing cards - 9 card spread

9 card spread

This is a 9 card spread — top row is past (or current situation), middle is present (or action required), and bottom is future (or outcome). Here are the meanings for using palying cards in divination. Enjoy!

Playing Card Meanings

Ace of Hearts –The home, love, friendship, joy, a love letter, the start of romance. Particularly favorable; troubles and problems lifting. Could represent a visit or a change of address.
2 of Hearts – Success and prosperity, an engagement or partnership, strength and support coming from a partner. If bad cards surround, there may be delays in reaching the goal.
3 of Hearts – unwise decisions, too much haste, no proper background info, emotional problems, inability to decide, saying something you’ll regret. Love and happiness when the entire spread is generally favorable.
4 of Hearts – Travel, change of home or business, late marriage due to a picky nature. (the ‘Old Maid’ card)
5 of Hearts – Jealous people around you, ill-will, indecisiveness, making and breaking plans with others.
6 of Hearts – A sudden wave of good luck. Someone helps you out; conversely, you may be helping someone too much, they are taking advantage.
7 of Hearts – Someone’s interest in you is unreliable or fickle; love-sickness, broken promises, backing out of plans.
8 of Hearts – An unexpected gift or visit; an invitation to a party or event.
9 of Hearts –Wish Card; A wish/dream fulfilled. Look to the card just preceding this one to determine what the person being read for desires; if surrounded by bad cards, these can represent obstacles that need to be dealt with in order to get the fulfillment of the wish.
10 of Hearts – Good luck, success, good fortune after difficulty, happiness; can counteract bad cards around it
Jack of Hearts – A warm-hearted, good friend, maybe known for a long time. A fair-haired youth; or a young person with Water signs predominating in their chart. Often points to a younger admirer.
Queen of Hearts – A fair-haired woman with a good nature, someone caring, knowledgeable and faithful, giving kind advice; or a woman with Water signs predominating in her chart. Sometimes, this card can indicate the mother or a mother figure.
King of Hearts – A fair-haired man with a good nature, affectionate, caring, with fair, helpful advice; or a man with Water signs predominating in his chart. This man helps you out without much talk. His actions reveal his kindness and concern.

Ace of Diamonds – Change; a message or package, often about money or jewelery, and the important contents are usually good news.
2 of Diamonds – A business partnership; a change in relationship; gossip. A love affair attracting disapproval from others.
3 of Diamonds – A legal letter, legal problems, disputes and quarrels, domestic arguments. Be tactful with others in order to avoid disputes.
4 of Diamonds – Financial upswing, financial improvements, inheritance; an older person may give good advice. Conversely, forgotten or neglected friends and family. Situations that have been brewing now come to a head.
5 of Diamonds – Happiness and success, prosperity, long enduring friendship, happy family. Success with children. A change for the better. This is a good time to start new projects.
6 of Diamonds – Relationship problems, arguments. Separation. Marriage not destined to last.
7 of Diamonds – An argument concerning finances, or on the job; bad luck on an enterprise or idea, problems or losses at work (Generally expected to be resolved happily). Unreliable man (gambler or drinker); surprise news or a gift.
8 of Diamonds – Change in job situation, financial ups and downs. Possibility of settling down or finding love on a trip; but life may be too hectic to get away.
9 of Diamonds – A new business deal; travel; restlessness; a change of residence; moving in the hopes of advancement; surprise with money.
10 of Diamonds – A change in financial status, often for the better. Money and travel highlighted.
Jack of Diamonds – A youth, possibly in uniform, or a selfish or jealous person who may be dishonest or unreliable. A person who brings news, generally negative, but relatively minor. May be a problem if the person being read for is female.
Queen of Diamonds – A fair-haired woman who loves to party, flirt and gossip, who will interfere in plans, able to get away with things and interfere in situations; or a woman with Earth predominating in her chart.
King of Diamonds – A fair-haired or graying man, stubborn and influential; or a man with Earth predominating in his chart. A bitter rival, a dangerous competitor; for women, an abusive man or a deceitful lover.

Ace of Clubs – Wealth, prosperity, health, love, unexpected money/gain, achieving perks due to social status. However, in a difficult spread, this may disappear almost as quickly as it appears.
2 of Clubs – Obstacles to success; disappointments and opposition; malicious gossip. Do not count on others.
3 of Clubs – Love and happiness; successful marriage; a favorable long-term proposition. A second chance, particularly in an economical sense.
4 of Clubs – Changes for the worse. Beware of dishonesty or deceit, betrayal, failure or misfortune; avoid blind acceptance of others at this time.
5 of Clubs – New friendships, alliances are made. Possible successful marriage, help from friends.
6 of Clubs – Financial aid or success. Partnership card; success based on mutual goals and friendship.
7 of Clubs – Business success; a change in business that may have been expected or earned, such as a promotion. There may be problems with the opposite sex.
8 of Clubs – Desperation; Work or personal problems that have to do with jealousy; urgent need for money. This is generally thought to be quite unfavorable.
9 of Clubs – Achievement; sometimes a wealthy marriage, a new lover or admirer, or a sudden windfall. Conversely, arguments with friends, unresolved disputes, stubbornness.
10 of Clubs – Happiness and good fortune; business success; good luck with money. A trip taken now may result in a new friend or love interest.
Jack of Clubs – A dark-haired or fiery youth. Popular youth who is good-hearted and playful, who is good at cheering the person being read for up. Can also indicate an admirer or reliable friend.
Queen of Clubs – Dark-haired, attractive, self-confident woman; or a woman with Fire predominating in her chart. She may give you good advice. Can be wife or girlfriend, sister or good friend.
King of Clubs – Dark-haired, kind-hearted man; or a man with Fire predominating in his chart. A generous, honest, affectionate, and spirited man; a good friend who can be trusted and counted on during times of need and sorrow.

Ace of Spades – Misfortune, bad news, loss, illness, a difficult ending. Emotional conflict, obsession, death. Things coming to a head.
2 of Spades – Difficult changes; separations, gossip, breaks in relationships or change of location; deceit. A sudden break in an important process in the life of the person being read for. If the question concerns a particular romantic interest, this is considered a warning card – infidelity or separation is quite likely.
3 of Spades – Breaks in relationships; unfaithfulness and partings; a loss of pride and hope. Sometimes indicates that a third person is breaking into a relationship somehow. Do not dwell, move on in life.
4 of Spades – Small worries, problems. Financial difficulties, personal lows, short illness, broken promises, temporary setbacks.
5 of Spades – Temporary opposition and obstacles; a blessing in disguise. Happy home but interference from other people. Success after much time and hard work. Sometimes indicates a negative or depressed person.
6 of Spades – Small changes and improvements. Much planning but little result. Hard work without much profit. Discouragements.
7 of Spades – Sorrow, loss, and quarrels. Advice that is best not taken; loss of friendship if you don’t let them ’win.’ An unexpected burden. Obstacles may be coming from within the person asking the question.
8 of Spades – Temptation, misfortune, danger, upsets, trouble and disappointment. Plans go awry. False friends let you down. Cancellations. Most of the trouble can be avoided if caught early on. Examine all relationships closely.
9 of Spades – The worst card. Illness, accident, loss of money, defeat, bad luck in all things. The person the reading is for is at his/her personal low; depression and low energy, anxiety, misery.
10 of Spades – Worry, misfortune, bad or unwelcome news, imprisonment. A very unlucky card. If near a good card, it can cancel it out. If found with bad cards, makes them twice as bad.
Jack of Spades – A very dark-haired youth who is hostile or jealous; well-meaning but immature and unreliable. Not bad, but lazy; gets in the way, takes but does not give.
Queen of Spades – Widowed or divorced woman, or a very dark-haired woman; may have Air predominating in her chart. Cruel, unscrupulous, interfering; may betray you or use you for her own gain.
King of Spades – Dark-haired man; or a man with Air predominating in his chart. Ambitious, self-serving, authoritative; may cause problems in relationships using ‘divide and conquer.’

 

Dice Divination Cheat Sheet

diceI’ve included meanings for one 6-sided die, three 6-sided dice, and meanings up to 20 for polyhedral dice (taken from numerology).

1 die divination:
1. Favorable indications
2. Success depends on friendly relations
3. Triumph
4. Disappointment
5. Good news
6. Doubt

3 dice divination:
3. Pleasant surprises in the very near future
4. Unpleasantness of some kind may occur
5. Plans will come to fruition; wish will be granted
6. A loss of some kind is forecast
7. Possible difficulties in business, money troubles, gossip, and so on.
8. Expect criticism
9. Marriage; unions
10. Birth, either of a child or of a new project
11. A parting, which may be temporary
12. A message of some importance will soon arrive
13. Sorrow
14. Friendship; help from a new friend
15. Begin no new projects for a few days
16. A pleasant journey
17. A change in plans may soon be necessary
18. Success; a wish will be obtained. *BEST*

Polyhedral Dice:
1: New starts, action, originality, making decisions, independence
2: Harmony, cooperation, mediation, passivity, gestation, diplomacy, self-knowledge
3: Scattering, freedom, entertainment, self-expression, growth, travel
4: Practicality, work, order, building foundations, finances
5: Change, freedom, new intellectual interests, travel, communication
6: Family, health, service, listening to others’ problems, marriage, change in home, redecoration and remodeling, domestic and community responsibilities
7: Self-analysis, achievement, health problems, reflection, rest, health, vacations
8: Business, power, responsibility, money, business, karma
9: Giving to others, endings, service, changes, charity, inspiration
10: Intuition, fortune, luck, a turn for the better
11: Limelight, inspiration, religion, tests, legal dealings, art, quick decisions
12: Waiting period, change of view, reversal, submission
13: Change, release, transformation
14: Active sexual principle, pregnancy, social and family obligations, competition, a need to verify
15: Indecision, bondage, freedom, laughter, discernment
16: Love affairs, health, accidents, awakenings
17: Good fortune, rewards, travel, meditation, assistance
18: Caution, dreaming, healing, body care
19: Love, marriage, rewards, obstacles overcome, new beginnings
20: Turning points, decisions, awareness, adaptability, reconstruction

 

Numerology Cheat Sheet — Calculations

Numerology can be a lot of fun, and it’s easier than it looks. The one operation is reducing: turning a number with lots of digits (like the year) into 1-9, 11, or 22. It works on dates, names, or words. Here’s how:

Date Numerology:

Universal Year: Reduce the current year to a single digit. (2 + 0 + 0 + 9 = 11)
Personal Year: Reduce your month/day of birth; add to Universal Year. (2/19 = 12 = 3; 3 + 11 = 5)
Personal Month: Personal Year + Universal Month (5 + 4 = 9)
Personal Day: Personal Month + Universal Day (9 + 13 = 22 OR 9 + 4 = 13 = 4)
So in a Universal Date of 4 – 4 – 11 (Day – Month – Year), for a person with this birthdate they’d have a personal date of 22 – 9 – 5. A Visionary type day in a month of integrity and wisdom (and endings) in a year of change and freedom. (See Numerology Cheat Sheet — Numbers)
Destiny Number: Birthdate reduced. (2/19/1962 = 2 + 1 + 9 = 12 = 3)
Life Cycles: first (formative) = birth month, 2nd (productivity) = birth day, 3rd (harvest) = birth year

Name/Word Numerology:

1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9
A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-I
J-K-L-M-N-O-P-Q-R
S-T-U-V-W-X-Y-Z

(This table is an easy way to remember the numbers attached to letters. M, for example, is letter #13; this reduces to 4. So it simply gives you the already reduced values for each letter.)

Write out your full name (usually the name given you at birth, or the name that everyone uses for you now); write the numbers for the vowels above the letters, and the consonant numbers below them. It makes it easier to add up each type if they’re separated.

  6 1  1  1 5 9 6   Ideality = 29 = 11
Thomas Alva Edison     Expression = 11 + 5 = 16 = 7
28 4 1  34   4 1 5  Impression = 32 = 5

Ideality (inner self): Reduce the vowels to get this number.
Impression (outer appearance): Reduce the consonants.
Expression (total self): Ideality + Impression
Cornerstone: First letter of first name (in this case, T = 2)
Key: total and reduce all the letters of your first name (Thomas = 22)
Key Letter: First letter of last name (A =1)

This works for any word you want to investigate. For example, WORK (5 + 6 + 9 + 2 = 22) is a higher vibration of 4, the number of stability and process (of work itself, actually!). LOVE (3 + 6 + 4 + 5 = 9) is the vibation of integrity and wisdom; PLAY (7 + 3 + 1 + 7 = 9) is of the same vibration. Makes a sort of sense, doesn’t it? 8-)

The easiest way to learn Numerology is to play with it. Play with dates; see if the numerology for the date fits what happened then, or what is scheduled to happen. Play with your friends’ names; see if the profiles fit the people. Play with words; see if the theory holds. And above all else, have fun! And if you have any observations, questions, or anything else to say, please put it in the Comments!

Numerology Cheat Sheet — Numbers

Here are the basic numbers used in Numerology: 1 through 9, 11, and 22. Other systems use other numbers (33, 44; some books I have include meanings for all the numbers 1 through 78), but these can always be reduced down to the basics, and most systems I’ve seen just use these. The Positive and Negative words are from Daniel Heydon’s Little Giant Encyclopedia of Numerology; the last set is from my own notes.

My own way of remembering what the numbers mean is to remember the “image,” and to realize that the positive meanings are applicable when that image is in full flower; the negative ones are for when that image is being denied or resisted. This doesn’t mean a lot for date numerology, but comes into its own when considering personal and/or name numbers, which we’ll get to in a bit. Signs are also included for 1-9, for those who know that system. Hope it Helps! 8-)

1: Positive: originality — willpower — independence — courage — active — initiative — leadership — self-reliance — individuality
Negative: arrogance — selfishness — ego problems — pushiness — domineering — contrariness — stubbornness — false pride — self-willedness
Leadership; “Creativity and Confidence;” creative, original, dominating, loyal, impatient of detail. Sign: Aries. Image: one person; “sovereign individual” (a good day for beginnings)

2: Positive: cooperative — diplomatic — emotional — kindness/love — sensitivity — gentleness — consideration — poetry/music — rhythm/balance — receptive/charming
Negative: easily hurt — imitative — impressionable — thoughtlessness — hypersensitivity — pettiness — overdependence — crying over spilled milk — insecurity — shy/doormat
Cooperation; “Cooperation and Balance;” adaptable, serving, shy, diplomatic, self-effacing.  Sign: Taurus. Image: a couple; two people in love (a good day for listening to others and collaboration)

3: Positive: joy/optimism — childlike/friendly — self-expression — social/popular — communication — pleasure — love of beauty — entertainment — performer
Negative: superficiality — gossipy — triviality — vain/jealous — extravagance — immaturity — dilettantism — laziness — wasteful
Artistic; “Expression and Sensitivity;” energetic, cheerful, stimulating, enthusiastic, intellectual. Sign: Gemini. Image: Family; parents + child (a good day to create something)

4: Positive: self-disciplined — work — practical — know-how — patient — duty — loyal — long-term goals — systematic — conservative — serious — sensible
Negative: overly cautious — stinginess — square — rigid/plodding — inhibited — dogmatism — narrow-minded — cold/repressed — sometimes cruel — overly strict — reactionary — jealousy
Work; “Stability and Process;” austerity, obedience, punctuality, meticulousness, method.  Sign: Cancer. Image: four sides of a square; four seasons (a good day to get stuff done)

5: Positive: freedom/adventure — change/ingenuity — mentally curious — adaptable/versatile — learns from experience — sex/the five senses — innovative/progressive — travel/social/variety
Negative: irresponsibility — shortsightedness — opportunistic — restless/impulsive — undisciplined — self-indulgent/libertine — rebellious/thoughtless — love ‘em and leave ‘em type
Change; “Freedom and Discipline;” versatile, progressive, spontaneous, daring, clever. Sign: Leo. Image: the five senses; prodigal child (a good day to explore)

6: Positive: responsibility to others — social consciousness — home and family — teaching/counseling — care of the young/old — groups/the community — setting the example — morality/nurturing — conscientiousness
Negative: self-righteousness — obstinacy — smugness/jealousy — intolerance/worry — meddling/acting as busybody — unwilling service — social irresponsibility — becoming a drudge — domestic tyrant
Balance; “Vision and Acceptance;” adjusting, poised, cooperative, talented, conscientious, friendly, domestic. Sign: Virgo. Image: loving parent (a good day to work for your family, of blood or choice)

7: Positive: wisdom/silence — philosophical — spirituality/faith — mental analysis/research — the scientist/the priest — aristocratic/reserved — stoic/introspective — self-analysis — the thinker
Negative: Skepticism/cynicism — fearful/depressed — agnosticism/atheism — faultfinding — aloof/withdrawn — indifferent/crafty — lonely/isolated — pessimism/negativity — alcoholic/drug abuser
Mystic; “Trust and Openness;” analytical, conservative, cautious, ascetic, lonely. Sign: Libra. Image: priests & royalty (a good day for research or faith work)

8: Positive: big business — high finance/money — executive ability — authority — recognition and power — organization — can manage and direct — power to succeed — ambitious/practical
Negative: overly materialistic — abuse of power — manipulation — revenge/scheming — greedy/power-hungry — lack of business acumen — neglects material life — misuse of authority — fiscally irresponsible
Executive; “Abundance and Power;” dependable, enthusiastic, fond of money, efficient, pious, management. Sign: Scorpio. Image: executive; entrepreneur (a good day to plan your work, & get it done!)

9: Positive: human rights — universal love — charity/romance — compassion/empathy — universal principles — philanthropy — current events — common good before self — great works of art
Negative: emotional extremes — ulterior motives — prejudice — violence — antisocial — mean-spirited — unsympathetic — self before all else — egocentric
Global Outlook; “Integrity and Wisdom;” impersonal, universal, constructive, poised, superior, endings. Sign: Sagittarius. Image: Universal Man (a good day to work for the wellbeing of all)

11: Positive: idealism/intuition — mysticism — christ-like — prophet — charisma — visionary — inventive and inspired — psychic ability — revelation — spiritual vision — zeal/martyrdom — artistic talents
Negative: fanaticism — dishonesty — messianic complex — false prophet — deviltry — high-strung — fantasy — escapism — self-glorification — notoriety — mercenary (see also negative for 2.)
Inventor; dynamic, positive, creative, mechanic, mystic. Image: “human in the image & likeness of God.” (a good day to seek inspiration)

22: Positive: master builder — enlightened intellect — practical idealism — humanitarian — power on all planes — global affairs — artistic genius — inventive/visionary
Negative: willful — contrary — fanaticism — high-strung — power-madness — nervous wreck — criminal/evil — rage (see also negative for 4.)
Visionary; universal, humanitarian, pious, dealistic. Image: Master Builder; making the intangible concrete. (a good day for making those castles in the air a reality)

Planetary Hours Cheat Sheet

My Little Daily Page started out as a way to calculate the planetary hours for any particular day. The planetary hours rotate on a Chaldean system, using the seven visible planets in order from slowest to fastest. Here is a Cheat Sheet for the Hour meanings that I cobbled together:

Saturn (Saturday) —This is not an easy hour, and it may be a time you notice lagging energy, but it can be very good for plowing through tedious work that needs to be done. Good for organizing, serious thinking or talks, prudent and practical moves and disciplined work or study, breaking unwanted habits, accepting and dealing with responsibilities, and for contemplation or meditation. Long term stuff, career, institutions (such as prisons, hospitals marriage), investments, lords of Karma, good day for a reversal spell.

Jupiter (Thursday) —This is a good hour to choose for just about anything in business or otherwise; for success in just about any activity you can imagine and for beginning anything important. The only downside would be where a tendency to over-indulgence or excess is a factor. Increase (be careful what you ask for, you will get it in LARGE measure!) good luck, gambling, speculation, merciful, long distance travel.

Mars (Tuesday) —good for action and energy, but can be confrontational. Choose this hour with caution unless your feelings are in check and other aspects are favorable, good for activities that require muscular exertion, boldness, courage and active enterprise. Caution is needed if you are angry or stressed, and especially if a relationship is involved. Enthusiasm, energy, passion, protection, competition, anything requiring aggression or determination.

Sun (Sunday) —This hour is good for success with anything, obtaining favors, prosperity, to approach an authority figure, for social occasions and improving social status, to speculate, for career success and to attract business, employment, promotion, making presentations and public speaking, improving health. Wishes, happiness, all-purpose, no secretive work on Sunday.

Venus (Friday) —This hour is good for social calls, parties, asking for favors, buying luxury items, improving appearance, forming partnerships, reconciling after quarrels, mediating disputes, initiating investments, for social occasions, courtship, marriage, to achieve calm after stress, to work for peace. Love, luxury, beauty, decorating, shopping for romantic or creative things, pleasure.

Mercury (Wednesday) —Choose this hour only when you are mentally clear, capable of being logical and rational (Mercury can be a trickster). That said, this hour is appropriate for communication activities and abstract thinking, speaking, signing papers, sending significant mail, fixing computer problems. Law, education, travel, dealing with siblings, medical.

Moon (Monday) —This hour is best for doing things that are likely to change—for things not expected to be final, permanent or binding, for increased intuition or imagination, for all domestic activities. Feminine, changes, emotions, secrets, dealing with women.

Here are the URLs for where I got this info, as well as a couple of other planetary hour calculators (I wish mine was this pretty).

http://novachart.com/cgi-bin/chart/Input.exe?PARAM=YRP&FINALFORM=hours.html

http://www.astrology.com.tr/planetary-hours.asp

http://lunarium.co.uk/planetary.php (What I wish I could do . . . plus GADGETS!)

http://www.llewellynjournal.com/article/534

Hope it helps! 8-)

About My Little Daily Page

Ages ago (it’s been over a decade), in my research for a parody religion site I was creating, I stumbled onto Cauldron Farm and their Pagan Book of Hours. These people have created a pagan “monastic” lifestyle for themselves, complete with daily schedule and ritual. It’s great stuff, and if I had any money I’d buy their Breviary, just because I wanna read through it. But anyway . . .

Since they calculate their scheduled hours using the sunrise and sunset times, they had a page where you input the sunrise and sunset for your area and the hours are calculated for you. I oughta be ashamed to say it, but I stole their page — I wanted to do something similar for the astrological planetary hours, and I wanted to learn JavaScript, and I’ve found that the easiest way to learn a computer language is to take an existing working program, study it, and then modify it as your understanding of the language improves. This I did: I expanded their eight monastic hours and expanded it for the 12 planetary hours, added the 12 night hours, and figured out the rotation of the planet names so they’d be labelled correctly. Then I started playing.

See, about a decade before that I’d written a program in vBasic (Yes, I write in Basic. I’m still pissed that Microsoft messsed it up. Go ahead and laugh.) that I humbly called “The Divination SuperProgram,” that did all sorts of stuff: biorhythms and numerology, runes, tarot and a version of the I Ching, for starters. So I added a second text box to the planetary hours program, added information to what the top box figured, and buttons on the bottom for different divination stuff. I carried that program on my PDA, and still do today. And I thought this site would be the perfect place to share it. It’s terribly “old school,” but it gets the job done. Here’s what it’ll do:

You need to go to the input spaces under the first white box and type in your birthdate, and the sun rise/set times for your area. (You can get these from the Sun/Moon page.) Leave it as is to see a sample. Click “Daily Calculations” to see what pops up.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 12:20:28 PM — the date/time stamp from the computer.

This is day 70 of the year. — Day of the year calculated by the program. Happy to see it matches Wikipedia.

Universal: 3/11/11(m/d/y) Personal: 8/1/5 — Numerology calculations for that day, shown month/day/year, both Universal and personalized for the birthdate given.

Biorhythms: Physical: 6 (26% of cycle) Emotional: 23 (82% of cycle) Intellectual: 27 (81% of cycle) — biorhythms calculated for the birthdate given. Since at 25% the cycle is at its peak, at 50% it’s crossing the critical line, and at 75% it’s touching bottom, this was the best representation I could give without graphics.

Day Hours and Night Hours — The hour number, planetary ruler, and start time are given for each hour. How long the hours are is given at the bottom of each list. Watching this change throughout the year has given me a new way to visualize the difference between seasons. If you like to work with correspondences, you can pick the best time to do something.

You were born on a Monday You are 17187 days old today. — These two factoids appear at the very bottom of the window. They’re just fun things you can do with a birthdate.

After you do the daily calculations, you can go down to the second window and play with the divination buttons! Right now there are six:

Chinese Astrology – This will tell you the year in which you were born, a few qualities — good and bad — associated with this sign, and also what year it currently is in the Chinese Zodiac. WARNING: This is a very simple program, and does not take into account the lunar Chinese year; so if you were born in January or February, this information is PROBABLY WRONG. Sorry.

Runes – This button brings up the Rune of the Day, generated by dividing the day of the year it is by 24; it will go throu the runes 14 times a year that way. It also does a random 3-rune spread, labelled “Past, Action, Outcome.” That’s just how I use them; if there are better labels, please let me know! The rune name and its translation are given; the interpretations I leave up to you, though there may be a cheat sheet coming later. 8-)

Cleromancy – This is dice divination. The computer generates three random numbers between 1 and 6 (“3d6,” for us gamer geeks), and then show the meaning attached to the sum. The meanings are stolen from Scott Cunningham’s The Art of Divination.

Dominoes – Pretty much stolen from Ray Buckland’s Secrets of Gypsy Fortunetelling, this “pulls” three random dominoes out and gives you the meanings of each number. Double number dominoes are also explained.

AstroDice – taken from a dice set someone once showed me; a die for the planets, one for the signs, and a 12-sided die for the houses. It seemed like a neat way to get an instant picture of a situation, so I programmed it; then I forgot most of the astrology I knew. Interpret as you would an item in a chart.

Tarot – Like the Runes, this gives you the Card of the Day, and will go through the deck 4 1/2 times in the course of a year. It also gives you a random three-card spread, for you to interpret as you will.

So — there it is. My Little Daily Page. Please play with it! Tell me what you like and don’t like; let me know what I can add to it. I definitely need the coding practice! Let me know, too, what cheat sheets would be most helpful. I’ll do what I can. 8-)