AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18) Have you been having problems with someone, either in person or online? If things have been rather tense, now's the time to swallow your pride and start communicating and compromising.
CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19) Are matters involving home, family, domestic arrangements, parents or property dominating your thinking? Things will gradually improve, as long as you stay centred and keep an open mind.
CANCER (June 21 - July 22) Work projects are favoured, as you make the most of the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Uranus visiting your career zone. Creativity and motivation are high but try to keep a sense of perspective.
LEO (July 23 - August 22) Party-loving Lions are keen to socialise and circulate; mix and mingle; imagine and create; as you let your hair down and have some fun. But it's Equinox day so try not to overdo things!
PISCES (February 19 - March 20) You're thinking about a financial, business or work project as today's planetary patterns help you tackle tasks with extra energy and enthusiasm. But things won't happen overnight!
GEMINI (May 21 - June 20) Open and honest communication is the secret to success at the moment. There'll be plenty of opportunities to expand your peer group. But don't neglect your long-term friends in the process.
TAURUS (April 20 - May 20) The planetary patterns give tired Taureans a welcome energy surge today. The stars also favour some quiet contemplation, as you use your intuition to help you solve a current problem.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21) You're in the mood to help a loved one through a rough patch, or cheer up a close friend who is down-in-the-dumps. If you get drawn into a fiery discussion, strive to be balanced and fair-minded.
SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) Scorpio is the sign of extremes, and you can have trouble relaxing. As we celebrate the Equinox - when day and night are of equal length - strive to bring more balance into your busy life.
LIBRA (September 23 - October 22) It's time to get talking with your nearest and dearest about subjects you may not necessarily feel comfortable about. Try to be fair and balanced, as you view things from differing perspectives.
VIRGO (August 23 - September 22) Business ventures are brewing at the moment, as you combine common sense with intuition to achieve a positive result. Don't be impatient though. Your dreams will take a while to manifest.
ARIES (March 21 - April 19) Are you being too subjective about a current issue? Take a step back, adjust your focus, and strive to view the situation from a much broader and wiser perspective. Balance is the key.
Just wondering, if Wicca is partly Animism, what is your philosophy for killing weeds, ants, and basically "pests"? Huge department stores carry pesticides and various poisons to kill plants and animals. What do you think?
What defines a weed? I find dandelions and yarrow beautiful and they're wonderfully healing. You can plant marigolds around your garden to keep harmful weeds out naturally.
As for pests I try to use natural ways to repel them rather than kill them. The only ones I would ever kill are those that can bite or sting that won't be repelled. Like if (goodness forbid) I ever had to deal with bedbugs, I would have no second thoughts of killing them. To kill because you're being attacked or to survive is not wrong. Its natural. Death should never be "justi because", you should show respect to nature and give back.
I'll capture most insects I find in the house and let them go outside.
I don't judge others for choosing to kill them, that's their choice. But I try to remain as "green" as possible, even choosing natural eco friendly cleaners or plain white vinegar and baking soda to keep my house clean and wash my clothes. Remember even germs are alive and we kill them, we aren't tree huggers, we just believe in respecting nature.
I'm not Wiccan, my beliefs are primarily Cherokee.
I think that you would find that most Wiccans are not animists; although I'm sure you could find some who describe their belief system that way. Animism encompasses the beliefs that there is no separation between the spiritual and physical (or material) world, and souls or spirits exist, not only in humans, but also in all other animals, plants, rocks, geographic features such as mountains or rivers, or other entities of the natural environment. But more than that, it is the feeling that everything that is is Divine.
Most Wiccans that I know are more panentheists in that they believe that there is a bit of the Divine throughout all of Creation, but that the Creation itself is not Divine.
I've been Wiccan for many years, but I have no issue with killing weeds and insect pests if necessary. I'll use non-toxic, non-chemical means if I can. But when it comes down to things such as roaches, ants, etc in my home then I also have to consider my own welfare and the health hazards such creatures bring with them.