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.
Here's something that I learned recently, but I absolutely love. I present to you: Instant Magick.
WHAT ARE HAND TRIGGERS?
Hand triggers are hand positions that a person can do to enter a light mediative state to perform instant magick. Instant magick is basically what I like to call: 'Magick on the go'. You can use it anytime to perform minor tasks without the need for a large production. Hand triggers are a quick and easy way to perform instant magick. Examples of hand triggers are crossing your index and third finger, or pressing your index finger and thumb together (the stereotypical meditation position).
HOW TO ACHIEVE A HAND TRIGGER
'Programming' a hand trigger is very simple. When meditating, form you hand trigger and concentrate on it. Make it you. Imagine that your hand trigger is a symbol of power and that when you make it, there are no limits. You may want to say something like: "This is my hand trigger. May I be able to perform magick with it. So mote it be".
USES OF INSTANT MAGICK
There are dozens of uses for instant magick. To perform instant magick, simply hold your hand trigger and hold a clear intention in mind. Instant magick can be used to achieve minor healing (my favourite), stopping nervousness, detoxification, sending mental messages to someone, keeping warm, even free parking! The possibilities are endless, so experiment. However, do keep in mind that instant magick is weaker then magick performed in a circle or without any other assistance or preparation.
Interesting post, I just wanted to state that even though in many movies and shows(mostly comedies) when someone is meditating putting the thumb and index finger is what they stereotypically do but in some cases people do use that hand placement to help open the root chakra. Here's a link to where I found that info:
Re: Instant Magick By: Brysing Moderator / Adept Oct 21, 2014
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Let me make something else clear,before I once again get accused of "belief bashing".The whole of this post is a belief, not a fact!
When you post something that is your belief,then SAY that it is your belief, and do not post it as though it is a fact!
I love this post. I think the placing of importance on the hand gesture is very interesting. I knew a yogi, who knew a yogi who practiced a variation of something he called "hand yoga." Now, while not as intensive as the "full-out" yoga he certainly accomplished his goal for achieving a meditative mental state.
I think we are all big enough to figure out it is a belief. Why does it need to be said? I could understand if we were talking deities or spirits, but in the case of practices, like this one, is it really necessary to go, "I believe people can do this.... You may want to try it." If someone wants to try it they will. If someone has a problem with this practice then thhey shouldn't practice it. Good Lord.
Re: Instant Magick By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Oct 21, 2014
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Good information. Such hand triggers are actually called "Mudras" and are common in the practice of both Buddhism and Hinduism. You can find some good information on them at http://www.eclecticenergies.com/mudras/introduction.php if you wish to follow up on the original post.
Very good information. This is a form of anchoring from Neurolinguistic Programing. I use these techniques with my hypnosis clients. In fact, I think Chris Penzack got the idea from NLP. You can anchor any type of emotional or mental effect with it. Also, you can use a similar process to anchor magical effects such as casting a circle or the LBRP so that they are instantly available to you.