Tea Leaves

Lily: When this symbol appears at or near the top of the cup, it implies either that the consultant already has a good marriage partner or, if he happens to be single at present, that he can expect this when he does marry. If it happens to appear near the bottom of the cup, anger is evident. But no matter where it falls, if it in the clear, it guarantees a long and happy life.

Garden: This signifies a party or some other event where many friends will get together for fun.


Mars in Sagittarius in Books and Stories Written by J.R.R. Tolkien

Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the zodiac, Jupiter’s sign, and specifically refers to the seeker in search of self-realization. The word sagax of 'sagax ictus' belongs to the constellations of Sagitta [the arrow] and Sagittarius, the Archer, from Latin sagire, to seek, 'seek to know'. The keyword for Sagittarius is 'I seek'. Latin sagax, or 'I see,' 'of keen perception.'

The first decan of this sign refers to 'the Tree of the Garden of Light', "placed in the midst of the abyss," and so reminding us of that other tree, the Tree of Life, in the midst of the Garden of Eden," a link with Tolkien’s Two Trees in the First Age [The Lord of the Rings] and, later, the hidden retreats of the elves at Lothlorien and Rivendell.

see Boston, The Swan Boats – Public Garden.” Stereo copyrighted by George Barker, 1889
The Swan Boats have been a fixture in the Boston Public Gardens for more than 100 years. Harking back to simpler times, the boat rides offer a peaceful break from busy city life.

J. R. R. Tolkien was born with Mars in Scorpio, however, one of his important progressions took place during a 'Pivot Year' [1 Jan 1913] when his progressed Mars entered 0 Sagittarius and changed some of the tone of his writing. From 1913 forward, Tolkien wrote with an influence that embraced Mars in Scorpio and Mars in Sagittarius.

Mars in Sagittarius for men is often linked to the Knight of Wands in the Minor Arcana, ruling the 21st degree of Scorpio to the 20th degree of Sagittarius. The Knight's steed is a black stallion leaping, in reference to Tolkien's military service during WWI. The moral qualities appropriate to the Knight of Wands are activity, generosity, fierceness, impetuosity, pride, impulsiveness, swiftness in unpredictable actions.

Peter Jackson appropriately chose two actors with Mars in Sagittarius in their star charts as two of the four hobbits in the Fellowship. Dominic Monaghan [Merry Brandybuck] fought bravely at the Battle of Pelennor Fields [14-15 March III 3019], seriously wounding the Lord of the Nazgûl. Sean Astin [Samwise Gamgee] had several important scenes that utilize the Mars in Sagittarius theme, most importantly his fierce battle with Shelob.

The Sagittarian male has long legs made for walking and allowing for that gazelle-like stride [sports: see Joe DiMaggio, ‘The Yankee Clipper]. He is great for outdoor sports, especially running, jogging, tracking hobbits cross country. The Fellowship of the Ring, aka 'The Nine Walkers' may have acquired their name after Tolkien's Mars shifted into Sagittarius. The three hunters, Strider, Legolas, and Gimli, tracked Merry and Pippin until they eventually found them. The equestrians called Rohirrim [Elvish for 'People of the Horse-lords'] are designed to fit right in with the Sagittarian archers [who we see in Lothlorien and Rivendell.]

Encyclopedia of Arda note about Rohirrim: "A rohir is a lord (hir) who rides a horse (roch); a word that could reasonably be translated 'knight'. In many languages, the word for knight makes specific reference to his steed, as in French chevalier or Latin equus, but this link has been lost in English. The Elvish word rohir appears in one other important place, the name of Elrond's son Elrohir, which means 'Elf-knight'."




"Hard as di'monds, soft as moonlight. Warm as sunlight, cold as frost in the stars.
Proud and far-off as a snow-mountain, and as merry as any lass I ever saw
with daisies in her hair in springtime."

From Sam Gamgee's description of Galadriel
The Two Towers IV 5,
The Window on the West

Not only among the mightiest of the Noldor, she was also radiantly beautiful, and her voice was deep and clear in tone. Galadriel was also the tallest of all Elven-women, with a height in modern terms approaching 6' 4".

In addition, Cate Blanchett was born with Mars in Sagittarius in her star chart. For women, the influence is somewhat different from that experienced by men, because the personality has a glow that matches a tall, willowy look. Women can enjoy success in the field of art, modeling, and acting [actress]. First impressions of women with Mars in Jove's fiery sign: intelligent, outspoken, and likely to have a good sense of humor. She can excel in the field of cosmetics but uses little make up herself to achieve her unique look. The wardrobe is sporty or appropriate for out-of-doors; staples tend to be bright, upbeat, and light colours, spare on jewelry but what she selects will be elegant and based on simple lines [no gadgets or moving parts – too fussy!] Galadriel is the ring bearer responsible for the ring known as Nenya, the White Ring. An eye for colour may take her into work with costume or fashion design, interior design, and gardening [Lady of the Golden Mallorn forest].

Her professional life may overflow in community service work, especially for those in a recovery program. She is often at her best when working in public relations, especially the general public; Sagittarius governs foreign relations and languages, and any international organization that encourages volunteers for service work are going to be of interest if the cause is important to her.

Quality time-off activities will probably include reflective thought and reading by a pool [see Galadriel's Glade], enjoyment of nature, or at the beach; not likely you would find a woman with dominant Sagittarius in a boutique-tanning salon. She loves sports like archery, hockey, boxing, wrestling, horse racing, dog racing, and especially baseball!

The test of Galadriel is one of the most powerful scenes in the first film, The Fellowship of the Ring. Galadriel's placid garden pool is transformed when she places the Ring of Power on her finger. The atmosphere is transformed to resemble the 'storm at sea' and we have a glimpse of the dark side of the water element. The theme is clearly related to the abrupt, turbulent power of Mars in Sagittarius.

Evangeline Adams writes about the sudden action of Sagittarius; the symbol of the arrow was chosen to express that curious quality. She refers to Lewis Carroll and Rudyard Kipling, men with Mars in Sagittarius, as writers with ideas of "swift brilliance," like "shooting stars." Adams continues, "Kipling, whose forte is short stories of extreme brilliance, has written but two novels of any length, both of which are little more than a series of brilliant episodes."

Scroll to a list of well known men and women with Mars in Sagittarius.

King of Gondor and Arnor, A title given to Aragorn
Tolkien only ever uses this title to refer to Aragorn, after he became King of the Reunited Kingdom, and it would presumably have passed on to his heir Eldarion and his descendants. It might also have been applied to Aragorn's distant ancestors Elendil and Isildur, both of whom had ruled the Two Kingdoms as High King of the Dúnedain long before Aragorn's time, but there is no record of either of them using the title.

Arwen Evenstar is the daughter and youngest child of Elrond and Celebrían, born in the third century of the Third Age. She lived out her long life at her father's House at Rivendell, and also at times among her mother's people in Lórien. In the year III 2951, when she was 2,710 years old, she returned from a time in Lórien to meet the young Aragorn, at that time being fostered by Elrond.

Arwen Undómiel Noble Queen to Aragorn Elessar
The Royal Marriage


Fairies and Music Fairies enjoy human music. You can lure fairies into revealing themselves by sitting very, very still and softly singing the sweetest ballad you know. Although terribly shy, fairies are extremely curious and flock to learn new songs.

Canterbury Bell Fairy On warm summer nights, the Canterbury Bell Fairy sets his flowers swaying. Ding-dong-ding, the bells ring out over the gardens and the countryside, calling the fairies to sing.
Fairy Meaning: Joy

The Elderberry Fairy Every autumn, the Elderberry Fairy implores the Fairy Queen to negotiate with the birds, for they are eating too many berries. The Queen listens patiently and works out a compromise.
Fairy Meaning: Participation

Secret Recipe for Elderberry Wine 4 ripe elderberries, 8 acorn cups of dew, plenty of fairy dust. Leave acorn cups out on the grass overnight to collect dew drops. Pour dew into a large vessel and add elderberries. Sprinkle a generous handful of fairy dust into the solution, then leave to ferment for a fortnight.

Heliotrope Fairy Lore Heliotrope is the Greek word for 'head turned towards the sun'. This Flower Fairy is so named because its blossoms follow the sun throughout the day, making this famously sweet-scented flower the symbol of devotion and faithfulness.
Fairy Meaning: Devotion, Faithfulness

Source for Woodland and Flower Faries



Color works to surprise and inspire us, with traditional articles refashioned in unconventional palettes. Bold, bright hues appear in the most unexpected of places, injecting personality into inanimate

Arwen has a vision of her son. She gives up her immortality and chooses to stay in Middle Earth with Aragorn.

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detail sleeve: Arwen reading

Elven Lady In White - In Tolkien books there are two almost identical ‘ladies in white’: Lúthien in The Silmarillion, and Arwen in The Lord of the Rings.

See the meaning of Gilraen, as a woman's name. It meant ‘one adorned with a tressure set with small gems in its network'*, such as the tressure of Arwen described in L.R. I 239.

Galadriel shows Frodo the glade's silver mirror in Lothlorien

The women of the Eldar were accustomed to wear such treasures; but among other peoples they were used only by women of high rank among the "Rangers", descendants of Elros, as they claimed. The element raen was the Sindarin form of Q. raina ‘netted, enlaced'.

Graceful Eldar are portrayed with an emphasis on the magnetic elements of their nature. Higher soul powers personified by Galadriel and Celeborn are outlined at the page dedicated to their realm, the other-worldly, mysterious Lothlorien. Visit Galadriel's Glade here.


The knowledge of the Self must include a knowledge of how to raise the vibrations of the sphere in which the aspirant is manifesting until they become 1 with those of the higher sphere which he desires to enter. Each student must live his life from within and unfold his possibilities through his own efforts and through the bringing into manifestation of the powers which each has in potentiality within.


October 25, 1418 New Moon
Frodo is safe in Rivendell, and having regained consciousness yesterday with the aid of an elven remedy, the Council of Elrond is now called. Boromir finally reaches the House of Elrond, after more than a hundred days of travel from Minas Tirith.
The Council meets, debates, and decides the Fellowship should unite and destroy the Ring of Power by returning it to the inferno in which it was forged.

October 26, Silver Bow
Frodo reunites with Bilbo and all the Hobbits enjoy the hospitality of Lord Elrond. Gandalf and Elrond continue to consider the myriad possibilities they may encounter on the quest.

December 25 Silver Crescent
In the early morning hour Bilbo gives Frodo his trusty sword Sting and his mithril shirt that is strong as dragon scales. Once night has fallen, the Fellowship quietly leaves Rivendell and passes into the Wild, aiming for the land of Mordor. The sky is cool grey until the small band reaches Hollin, at the time of the Full Moon in January.


* Christopher Tolkien writes: "Compare The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E (i), p. 393.—Tressure, a net for confining the hair, is a word of medieval English which my father had used in his translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (stanza 69): ‘the clear jewels / that were twined in her tressure by twenties in clusters', where the original has the form tressour." In Gilrain the element -rain though similar was distinct in origin. Probably it was derived from base RAN "wander, stray, go on uncertain course", the equivalent of Q. ranya.
... linked with the legend of Amroth and Nimrodel given in UT:240-42.
The discussion of Gilrain concludes (following the first paragraph given on UT:245) with this note: The river Gilrain if related to the legend of Nimrodel must contain an element derived from C.E. RAN ‘wander, stray, meander'. Cf. Q. ranya 'erratic wandering', S. rein, rain. Cf. S. randнr ‘wanderer' in Mithrandir, Q Rбna name of the spirit (Mбya) that was said to abide in the Moon as its guardian.

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Well known men and women with Mars in Sagittarius        Check Tarot Trump IX

Horatio Alger, Duane Allman [The Allman Brothers Band], Benny Anderson (ABBA), Dame Julie Andrews, Sean Astin [Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings]
Sir Francis Bacon, Max "Madcap Maxie" Baer, Joan Baez, Warren Beaty, Hector Berlioz, Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Chastity Sun Bono, Jeremy Brett
James Cameron, John Candy, Capucine, Pierre Cardin, George Carlin, Andrew Carnegie, Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson], José Carreras, Amy Carter , Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, Neal Cassady, John Cassavetes, Dr. Graham Chapman (MONTY PYTHON), Hugo Chávez, Maurice Chevalier, Agatha Christie, Dick Clark, Montgomery Clift, Jeff Conaway Sgt. Zack Allan (later Security Chief on Babylon 5], Harry Connick, Jr. (Jimmy) Connors, Captain James Cook, Walter Cronkite, Cathy Lee Crosby [That's Incredible]
Geena" Davis, Howard Dean, Yvonne De Carlo, Ellen DeGeneres, Oscar De La Hoya, Fernand de Magellan, John Densmore (The Doors], Neil Leslie Diamond, Joe DiMaggio, Plácido Domingo, Gustave Doré, Patty Duke, Faye Dunaway, Antonin Dvorak
Blake Edwards
Sean Patrick Flanery, Benjamin Franklin, Glenn Frey (The Eagles], Nelly Furtado
Greta Garbo, Judy Garland, Teri Garr, Vittorio Gassman, Vitas Gerulaitis, André Gide, Scott Glenn
Merle Haggard, Alan Hale Sr., Richie Havens, Franz Joseph Haydn, Rita Hayworth, Mariel Hemingway, Frank Herbert, Benny Hill [Alfred Hawthorn Hill], Dustin Hoffman, "Jools" Holland, Vladimir Horowitz, Ron Howard
Ice Cube [O'Shea Jackson]
Kate Jackson, Famke Janssen, "Lady Bird" Johnson
Countess Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jack Kerouac, Ken Kesey, Margot Kidder, Val Kilmer, Rudyard Kipling, Jack Klugman
Lorenzo Lamas, John Lando, Nathan Lane, Stan Laurel, Christopher Lee, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jennifer Lopez, H. P. Lovecraft, Jean Baptiste Lully, LuLu [Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie]
Bill Maher, Édouard Manet, Man Ray, Raymond Manzarek, Lee Marvin, Kerwin Mathews, Johnny Mathis, Natalie Merchant [10,000 Maniacs], Melina Mercouri, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Charles Mingus, Carmen Miranda, Mary Ann Mobley, Dominic Monaghan (Merry Brandybuck in Peter Jackson's adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings], Rey Mysterio [Oscar Gutierrez world championship wrestling]
Patricia Neal, Mike Nichols, Jack Nicholson, Vaslav Nijinsky, Nick Nolte, Edward H. Norton
Tatum O'Neal, Sharon Osbourne, Gilbert O'Sullivan
Guy Pearce, Pauley Perrette [NCIS], Matthew Perry, Tom Petty, Christopher Plummer, Carlo Ponti, Paula Poundstone, General Colin Powell, Elvis Presley, Jason Priestley, Om Puri
Dennis Quaid, Randy Quaid
Dan Rather, Maurice Ravel, Carl Reiner, Christopher Reeve, Steve Reeves, Giovanni Ribisi, Arthur Rimbaud, Johnny Rotten [John Joseph Lydon], Micky Rourke, Jason [The Temptations], Rene Russo, Meg Ryan
Julian Sands, Liev Schreiber, Ricky Lee Skaggs, Christian Slater, Ann Sothern, Stephen Stills, John Michael Stipe (R.E.M.]
George Takei (Star Trek helmsman Hikaru Sulu on the USS Enterprise, later Captain Sulu of the USS Excelsior), John Travolta, Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens]
Jules Verne, Tracey Ullman
Frankie Valli, Gloria Vanderbilt, Johannes Vermeer, Gianni Versace, Voltaire
Rachel Weisz, Oscar Wilde, Billy Dee Williams, Bruce Willis, Jo Anne Worley
Susannah York, Loretta Young
Paula Zahn, Dweezil Zappa, Renée Zellweger

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