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.
Ok, so I just got done casting a circle/closing and working with a spell.
Now my problem in the past has been not grounding afterwards, so I would end up restless, and well, last night, I became freeeezing cold!!
Tonight I meditated for a few minutes before and after I closed my circle. I tried to envision I was a tree and the roots extending from my feet going into the basement then into the backyard. I also spoke aloud and asked for all excess energy to leave me now. And I physically whooshed my arms and legs as if I were wiping something off me.
Aside from going to bed and seeing if I am restless, how will I know if any of my methods worked? And, do you think what I have done is a good way to ground?
Re: Grounding After Working By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Aug 22, 2013
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The method you used is a very effective one. It's quite similar to the one that I teach to my own students. Generally once you have done this you might notice a greater feeling of peace and comfort that would indicate that it has worked.
The big question is...did you sleep better afterwards?
Re: Grounding After Working By: jrasche2003 Aug 22, 2013
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Oh yes I slept beautifully!
I also would like to ask another question. My husband was in the living room when I was working with magick and said that he had looked into the hallway when he noticed something there. When he looked he said it looked like a brownish copper sort of hazy and it just disappeared. He said he didn't feel threatened at all and that it had no shape. What do you suppose he saw ? Could that have been a spirit guide or energy?