Daily Magic: August 4, 2017 {On Ego Wounds}


I’m trying to figure out how to lighten the message for today but I think we’ll be most enriched by facing it straight on.

Image of moon in a bottle from Ive Freya on Tumblr
Image of moon in a bottle from Ive Freya on Tumblr

We’re dealing with two major aspects: A ‘reality-check’ Moon in Capricorn and an egotistical Jupiter square Pluto.

Basically, our ego will take a hit, or maybe a series of them.

When our ego is wounded, it does not feel good. We subconsciously believe we messed up somehow, and we don’t want to admit that. But something in our reality exposes it – or rather, and this is important, something in our reality reflects what we subconsciously believe.

Our first reaction might be to charmingly gloss over our ego wound, or handle it with an equally bruising reaction. But that only creates a big knot inside that drives us to instant gratifications in an attempt to anemically alleviate our karma.

There’s a way to turn this whole ickiness around, and to come out feeling good. And that does not mean suckering up and admitting to the world we were wrong {even if we were.}

The ego is really just an illusion. It’s a mask we wear to hide our raw, authentic, vulnerable self from perceptions of pain in the “outside” world. {It’s all occurring inside our consciousness.} The ego isn’t who we really are. Our true self is something underneath that. So in essence, ego wounds are doing us a massive favor.

The ego is designed to mess up, to make blundering mistakes, or to embarrass ourself as we try to prove something to the world. Painful karmic consequences are a result of the mistaken belief in the ego. But those consequences also motivate us to forget about the ego mask, and just be ourself.

We can’t build a new life without first destroying the old one.

So, we can use today’s mental sharpness to reinforce the insecurity of our ego {our false self} or to strengthen confident reliance on our true self. Practically speaking, today’s a great day to organize our material life, or for self-care.

May your life be infused with magic and may you truly enjoy your existence. With love, Elizabeth aka Intuitive Fish

The cultivated witch rules her stars; the fool obeys them.

Tarot Card of the Day

8 of Swords

Somewhere along the way, nature’s laws were broken and now suffering is the result. But you’re in a critical position at the moment. Respect the dangers of life. Take more precautions to remain safe, healthy or financially secure.

Today’s Numerology

4 A New Foundation

Structure, Patient, Methodical Work and Study, Quiet Determination, Conserving Resources, Unconventionality, Solitude, Constructing A New Foundation

Sacred Day of the Week


A day for love, romance, beauty, affections, harmony and finding things and people you adore; watch for overindulgence

Today’s Lunar Phase

Waxing Gibbous Moon 90% in Capricorn

First Quarter Waxing Gibbous Moon in Capricorn: This powerful Moon is best for consistent, steady development of New Moon intention, as it provides a reality-check, discipline, organization, and structure to obtain what’s needed. It’s especially conducive for success in institutional careers or any practical endeavor.

Astrology: The Planets, intuitivefish.com

Today’s Planetary Aspects

Moon opposite Venus, Moon trine Mercury, Jupiter square Neptune, Moon inconjunct Mars, Moon inconjunct Sun, Moon sextile Neptune

Jupiter square Pluto: We can face and overcome our insecurities with higher insights if we can avoid pushing ahead with egotistical grandiosity or the misuse of our power. Watch for dogmatic proselytizing or taking on too many goals at once, placing counterproductive pressure on ourself or others. Attend to practical details instead of taking on more than can be realistically handled. Also watch for cynicism, depression, or feeling overwhelmed with illusions of fear.

Other Current Planetary Energies

Saturn trine Uranus: Innovative breakthroughs, and authentic changes especially for your career and social structures come easy now.

Saturn square Chiron: You’ll be pushed to grow up! through taking responsibility, practical self-care, staying objective, and releasing the past. Watch for self-punishing behavior.

Jupiter opposes Uranus: Watch for technology overwhelm or attention deficit disorder. But technology can foster healthy revolutions, as long as it’s in balance.

Jupiter in Libra: We’re evolving and growing this year primarily through relationships and social connections – believe it or not!

Uranus in Aries: We’re inclined to completely redesign something in our life in order to break free from limitations or constrictions.

Pluto in Capricorn: It’s time to get your finances in order and establish a solid, secure physical foundation. Just be careful not to be OCD about it, and watch for powerful external authorities trying to control your freedom.

North Node in Leo: It’s time to become the master of your own life and destiny.

[Leo Sun, Capricorn Moon; Jupiter square Pluto until Aug, Mercury retrograde August 12 – Sept 5, Saturn retrograde until August 25, Mercury in Virgo July 25-August 31 and September 9-29, Mars in Leo until Sept 5, Mercury stations direct Sept 5, Pluto retrograde until September 28, Venus in Cancer July 31 – Aug 26, Grand Fire Trine {Saturn, Uranus, North Node} until Oct, Jupiter opposes Uranus until Oct, Jupiter in Libra until Oct 10, Pallas Athene in Aries until Nov 15, Chiron stations direct Dec 5, Saturn square Chiron until end of 2017, Saturn trine Uranus until end of 2017, Chiron retrograde July 1 – Nov, Neptune retrograde June 16 – Nov 22, Juno in Capricorn until Dec 16, Saturn in Sagittarius until Dec 20, Uranus retrograde Aug 2, 2017 – Jan 2, 2018, Jupiter retrograde Mar 8, 2018, Chiron in Pisces until April 17, 2018, Uranus in Aries until May 15, 2018, North Node in Leo and South Node in Aquarius until end of 2018, Pluto in Capricorn until March 23, 2023, Neptune in Pisces until March 30, 2025]

Elizabeth, also known as Intuitive Fish, is a healthy vegan mama living in the Pacific Northwest. Her life mission involves researching the esoteric arts, guiding souls along their awakening path, and contributing to a world of humans doing what they love. She’s available for readings and counseling, and would love to be your friend on social media.