Today’s Tarot card reading comes from The Celtic Dragon Tarot by D. J. Conway. With art done by Lisa Hunt. This deck is unique as the cards are never read in reverse.
9 of Wands
A man holding a wand stands between two large Air dragons. His expression is on of tiredness but triumph. The magician has moved through many trials and tribulations to reach this moment of rest and success. Behind him is dark, twisted wood, the frightening and mysterious depths of the subconscious, where malicious faces of past lives or past experiences in this life may rise to haunt him. To succeed in his journey, he had to acknowledge past errors and build upon that experience. A steep stair leads back from where he stands into the woods, symbolizing that his journey through this life is not yet finished. However, at this moment he and the dragons stand in full sunlight, representing spiritual power. In a semi circle above the man’s head are eight wands, their tips flashing in the sunlight. If he can keep his willpower bright, he can ascend the steps without worry.
Divinatory Meaning: There is a pause in a difficult lifecycle, giving you a much needed rest. This is a time when you must carefully plan your next step. Success is in sight but more effort is needed.
“The journey is the destination.”
Raidho – “Ride-ho” – Literally: “Ride” or “Wagon” – Esoteric: Journey
Key Concepts: the journey of Life, stories, heroism, means of transportation, right action, movement, motion, taking charge, being in control, initiative, adventure, decision-making, direction, counsel, the right path, the inner compass, leadership, kingship, nobility held by merit, moral responsibility, integrity, respect for the rights of others, innate knowledge of right and wrong, celestial procession, rituals
Psi: the story ‘form’ in the psyche, freedom from imprisonment, self-mastery
Energy: cosmic cyclical law, rhythm, presence (active)
Mundane: street-smarts, common sense, travel, movement, taking action
Divinations: Rationality, sound advice, action, justice, ordered growth, journey; or crisis, rigidity, stasis, injustice, irrationality, control freak, hypocrisy, wrongful imprisonment, restlessness.
Living in the present
Access to “inner advice” and our inner compass, following the heart
Movement within one’s natural limits
Blending with personal and world rhythms, consciousness of right and natural processes
Mastery of circumstance and control of situations, taking the lead
Establishment of creative rhythm in activities
Protection while traveling
Decision-making followed by immediate action
Brooms tolerate poor soil and growing conditions, they are known for wasteland reclamation, a way of cleaning up hazardous sites. It is no surprise that this plant is also where the term broom arose as a cleaning tool. Over the centuries the Ngetal, or broom, as been associated with healing, cleaning, and restoring what once was. Drawing this letter shows some aspect in life has been cleaned and healed or is in great need of it.
Fortune – It is time to cleanup in life! This Ogham is a sign that you need to find the mess that has been made in your life or someone close to you and sweep it up!
The Blank Rune
Meaning: This is a rune of difficulty and negative influences will rule your life for a time, but as all difficulties are a learning experience it will lead to improved personal perspective and progress on your life’s path. Always consult the surrounding runes with this stone. If it lies with a positive stone, it indicates that the pain of this experience will lead to a beneficial change in circumstances.
Hexagram Forty – Two 42
I / Expansion
Whirlwinds and Thunder:
When the Superior Person encounters saintly behavior, he adopts it; when he encounters a fault within, he transforms it.
Progress in every endeavor.
You may cross to the far shore.
Get ready to ride a tide of accelerated growth toward self-actualization.
A joyful awareness of the best within you, coupled with an acceptance of your Shadow, will provide a greater repertoire, a much bolder vision, and new depth and clarity that will compel you to expand your horizons
Animal Spirit Guide
Spanish: lunes [from Luna, “Moon”]
Anglo-Saxon: monandaeg, “the moon’s day”
Rules: Peace, sleep, prophetic dreams, psychic awareness, spirituality, compassion, love, home, gardening, purification, healing and fertility.
Colors: Silver and White
Stones: Aquamarine, Beryl, Chalcedony, Crystal (quartz), Moonstone, Mother-of-pearl, Pearl, Sapphire, Selenite
Herbs: Calamus, Camphor, Coconut, Gardenia, Grape, Jasmine, Lemon, Lemon Balm, Lotus, Myrrh, Poppy seed, Sandalwood, Willow
Moon: psychic pursuits, psychology, dreams/astral travel, imagination, women’s mysteries, reincarnation, short trips, women, children, the public, domestic concerns, emotions, fluids, magick, spirituality, nursing, all things pertaining to water and bodies of water, antiques, trip planning, household activities, initiation, astrology, new-age pursuits, archetypes, totem animals, shapeshifting, religious experience
The day of the Moon.
Any rituals focused on creativity, insight and hidden wisdom are recommended.
A good day to attune with the Goddess and her energies.
Moon Rituals: Conceptual, self-inspiration, psychic ability, inspiration, change.
Archangel Gabriel- “My strength is God”
Gabriel’s main focus is Divine Communication. Gabriel helps communication to flow with the divine qualities of beauty, grace, and clarity. Call upon Archangel Gabriel for more effective communication with others, or to get a message out in a written, or spoken form. Gabriel also works closely with mothers, and children, and she will help you to nurture yourself, and your inner-child.
392 Roman Emperor Theodosius declares Christian religion the state religion
1734 Vincent la Chapelle, master cook to various nobility and royalty, forms Free Masons Lodge in Netherlands
1322 Pope John XXII names John van Diest as Bishop of Utrecht
1520 Stockholm Bloodbath begins: A successful invasion of Sweden by Danish forces results in the execution of around 100 people.
1575 French Roman Catholics & Huguenots signs treaty
1576 Eighty Years’ War: Pacification of Ghent – 17 Dutch provinces sign anti-Spanish covenant
1959 KJTV (now KGET) TV channel 17 in Bakersfield, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast
1964 KUPK TV channel 13 in Garden City, KS (ABC) begins broadcasting
1965 “Days of Our Lives” premieres on TV
1932 “Make Mine Music” debuts
1945 “Girl from Nantucket” opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 12 performances
1958 “Maria Golovin” closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 5 performances
1986 “Song & Dance” closes at Royale Theater NYC after 474 performances
1990 “6 Degrees of Separation” opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 496 performances
1950 Walt Dropo of Boston Red Sox selected AL Rookie of Year
1970 Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks NFL record 63 yard field goal
Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
2021 November 8
Video Credit & Copyright: Stéphane PoirierExplanation: Why, sometimes, does part of the Sun’s atmosphere leap into space? The reason lies in changing magnetic fields that thread through the Sun‘s surface. Regions of strong surface magnetism, known as active regions, are usually marked by dark sunspots. Active regions can channel charged gas along arching or sweeping magnetic fields — gas that sometimes falls back, sometimes escapes, and sometimes not only escapes but impacts our Earth. The featured one-hour time-lapse video — taken with a small telescope in France — captured an eruptive filament that appeared to leap off the Sun late last month. The filament is huge: for comparison, the size of the Earth is shown on the upper left. Just after the filament lifted off, the Sun emitted a powerful X-class flare while the surface rumbled with a tremendous solar tsunami. A result was a cloud of charged particles that rushed into our Solar System but mostly missed our Earth — this time. However, enough solar plasma did impact our Earth’s magnetosphere to create a few faint auroras.
There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today. The Moon is in Capricorn.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Be aware that you are high viz. today and that others seem to know personal details about your private life. (Oh yes.) Fortunately, you might have some innovative ideas to bounce off your boss? Or conversely, someone in authority might surprise you? Stay flexible so you can jump in either direction.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Travel plans might be cancelled or delayed today. Or instead, you might suddenly have to travel when you did not expect to do so? Surprising news from afar might catch you off guard. You might also meet someone unusual or from a different culture. Be open to unexpected change.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
You’re in work mode, which is a good thing. In fact, you are busting your buns, which is why you’re delegating to others. Meanwhile, this is a pretty good money day for you. Gifts and goodies can come your way. However, check banking details to avoid a surprise.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Today the Moon is opposite your sign, which means you have to go more than halfway when dealing with others. Be tolerant and cooperative. (Hey, no biggie.) Meanwhile, someone close to you might throw you a curveball. Get ready. Sports and social occasions promise fun times!
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Your focus continues on home and family. Nevertheless, today your work routine will be interrupted. Mixed-up communications, lost information or computer glitches are possible. (Yikes!) Fortunately, this is small potatoes. (Les pommes de terre frites.) This week it’s easy to get along with coworkers.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
This is a busy, fast-paced week full of errands and short trips. Today social invitations and diversions might catch you off guard. Parents should be extra vigilant about their kids because this is a mildly accident-prone day for them. Guard against sports accidents as well.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Moneymaking ideas and thoughts about your possessions are on your mind this week. Meanwhile, today something will interrupt your home routine. Small appliances might break down or a minor breakage could occur. A little spat at breakfast? Be patient because you like to keep the peace.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
It’s all about you because the Sun, Mercury and Mars are in your sign! You rock! However, today is a mildly accident-prone day. Therefore, pay attention to everything you say and do. Expect a few glitches or surprises. (Maybe, a genius-like idea?) Enjoy and appreciate your daily surroundings.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Continue to keep a low profile because this is what you prefer right now. Nevertheless, be aware that something unexpected might impact your money, cash flow or your possessions. You might find money; you might lose money. Guard what you own against loss, theft or damage.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
This is an excellent day for you because the Moon is in your sign. Admittedly, this heightens your emotions; nevertheless, it also means the universe owes you a favour. (Yay!) Your luck is a little bit better than everyone else’s. Stay flexible because a surprise might occur.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
You make a fabulous impression on others, especially bosses and VIPs this week. Everyone loves you! (This is the week to make your pitch.) Meanwhile, today, you feel apprehensive or restless about something going on behind the scenes. Stay chill.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Travel and a chance to broaden your horizons are tops on your menu for this week. No question. Meanwhile, relations with friends, especially creative, artistic types will go well. In fact, a friend (or a member of a group) might surprise you today.
If Your Birthday Is Today
Actress Alfre Woodard (1952) shares your birthday today. You are an analytical, person who has determination and focus. Because you have your own strong approach to things, self-employment is ideal for you. You have amazing persistence. Service to others and personal possibilities are your theme this year. This is a good time for you to do a personally over. Grab every chance to travel and expand your experiences.
IF YOU ARE BORN ON NOVEMBER 8, it is said that you may dream too much. On the other hand, dreams are what will make us work towards our goals. Everyone should have dreams and goals. However, you are likely to do what feels right to you.
You would rather prefer people keep their opinions and advice to themselves. It’s not easy for the November 8th birthday personality to take criticisms from others. Mainly, you are guided by facts and by your instincts but not by one idea alone.
As the 8 November, birthday zodiac sign is Scorpio, you see life with a different pair of glasses. Everything is larger than what’s on the surface. Keeping things at a progressive and innovative path, you make strides to living the lifestyle you think about.
Although you don’t speak about it much, you are very ambitious and hard-working. There’s something about you being private that people find you to be an intriguing individual.
Additionally, the November 8 birthday horoscope suggests that you could be distant. You find that being detached is sometimes best. Nonetheless, you are easily agitated at people probing into your personal life. Your friends are curious to know what’s ticking deep inside you. Enough with the cold shoulder, Scorpio. You should learn to trust someone who has your back in the good and bad weather.
Being the true romantic that you are, you tend to experience grief when a plan doesn’t come together. The 8th November birthday compatibility analysis shows that when you love, you love from within your soul. When you hurt, you hurt the same way… from the core.
Your love life has not been the best possible aspect of your life as you can be difficult. These Scorpio birthday people have problems with letting go. This should be avoided especially if you do not offer any positive benefits to the partnership.
On that note, let’s talk about the November 8th birthday negative traits. Today’s Scorpions are generally controlling individuals. It is suggested that you mind your own business especially since you won’t divulge your intimate secrets to anyone.
Maybe you could try listening to someone instead of pushing your ideas on them. In addition, you shouldn’t be so insecure and jealous. The thing that makes you the most upset is when people involve you in their shenanigans.
The November 8 birthday astrology analysis shows that you are naturally an easy-going person with a vivid imagination. You are sometimes unpredictable, however. This makes you a person who could be misunderstood.
The person who is in love with this Scorpio should be able to openly discuss emotions and feelings. They should be tolerant and understanding. If you’re chosen to be a part of this Scorpio’s family, you will likely enjoy your life.
The November 8 birthday personality is likely interested in fitness and nutrition. You like to eat several small meals a day as opposed to a few heavy meals. You have a tendency to watch what you eat and drink. However, you may have an overactive libido. This inclination to find love in all the wrong places could affect your health in more ways than one.
The career path of this zodiac birthday is taken with great care and concern. Perhaps you’ve considered working for yourself or being the boss. The 8 November birthday meanings predict that you could be a promising author or musical talent. The limelight is not for you as you like peace and serenity.
The Scorpio birthday horoscope for November 8, shows that you plan for your success as organizing seems to be effortless for someone like you. You have a way of getting it done, however, using your own techniques. Take steps to protect yourself mentally, physically and spiritually.
Famous People And Celebrities Born On November 8
This Day That Year –November 8 In History…
You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else, you know was on the date the person was born.
The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.
Visit the November 2021 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.
Today’s Waxing Crescent Phase
The Waxing Crescent on November 8 has an illumination of 18%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On November 8 the Moon is 4.14 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.
The 8 Lunar Phases
There are 8 lunar phases the Moon goes through in its 29.53 days lunar cycle. The 4 major Moon phases are Full Moon, New Moon, First Quarter and Last Quarter. Between these major phases, there are 4 minor ones: the Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Gibbous and Waning Crescent. For more info on the Moon Cycle and on each phase check out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.
Moon Age: 4.14 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 364,897.83 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 148,181,308.81 km
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Northeastern Hemisphere For
The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe
8 November 2021
03:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM CET
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)
Moon:08 Capricorn 31
Mercury:04 Scorpio 18
Venus:02 Capricorn 59
Mars:06 Scorpio 05
Jupiter:23 Aquarius 05
Saturn:07 Aquarius 33
Uranus:12 Taurus 38 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 33 Rx
Pluto:24 Capricorn 35
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 46
Mean Lunar Node:02 Gemini 21 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):12 Gemini 33
Chiron:09 Aries 10 Rx
Ceres:09 Gemini 09 Rx
Pallas:09 Pisces 03
Juno:27 Sagittarius 54
Vesta:25 Scorpio 43
Eris:24 Aries 01 Rx
Northwestern Hemisphere For 1700 MT GMT 2300 Post 1800 CT
The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Denver, Colorado, USA
November 08, 2021
11:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM MT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)
Moon:13 Capricorn 21
Mercury:04 Scorpio 50
Venus:03 Capricorn 17
Mars:06 Scorpio 19
Jupiter:23 Aquarius 07
Saturn:07 Aquarius 34
Uranus:12 Taurus 37 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 33 Rx
Pluto:24 Capricorn 35
Mean Lunar Node:02 Gemini 20 Rx
Ceres:09 Gemini 05 Rx
Pallas:09 Pisces 03
Juno:28 Sagittarius 01
Vesta:25 Scorpio 54