Tarot card of the day is the “The High Priestess”, suggesting that we’re being aware of a larger reality and are seeing the potential or understanding the possibilities as we’re opening us to what could be. We’re looking beyond the obvious and being receptive to all kinds of subtle and hidden influences, which include our inner voice we need to listen to and trust. Also, we need to look for areas of our life, which are out of balance and therefore require greater foresight and wisdom. Our life is changing. Things that once seemed certain can no longer be taken for granted.
With the Sun in Sagittarius in semi-sextile aspect to Pluto in Capricorn and Vesta in Libra in semi-sextile aspect to the North Node in Scorpio, we’re making the necessary adjustments to be able to manage our affairs with an increased and growing understanding of our role in the larger scheme of things and thus, dedicate us toward our transformed life direction and evolving future prospects. The Moon made ingress to Sagittarius early this morning at 1:31 am EST and is now heading toward conjunction with the Sun to ‘usher in’ a new lunar cycle in the sign of the archer.
The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 10:59 Sagittarius that will transpire at 7:22 pm EST states:
“In the left section of an archaic temple a lamp burns in a container shaped like a human body. Keynote: The value of the ‘return to the body’ advocated by modern thinkers in order to balance the stress on intellectuality and objective consciousness – RELYING UPON ORGANISMIC RESPONSES.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Page 216)
Implied by this symbolical picture is the hidden influence of subconscious patterns we’re ‘worshipping’ – or in other words conditioned patterns of thinking and evaluating – in our decision-making process, which is re-emphasized in Mercury in Scorpio’s semi-square to Ceres in Libra that shows a times of crisis in regard to our ability to properly assess our nurturing needs based on psychic factors that keep us vacillating and manipulated by unresolved inner conflicts. Therefore, it is important that we become aware of our dilemma and strive for concord and reconciliation of these contradictions.
Tarot card of the day is the “2 of Swords”, representing a delicate balance. We may feel as though we have reached an impasse or even a stalemate. What is needed is a truce so that the problems we’re dealing with can be resolved using logic and the intellect, especially if we don’t know how to proceed. It’s a card of choice that could require from us to make a split decision. There is a sense of being caught between a rock and a hard place, which could make decision-making difficult or, on the other hand, could have us torn by indecision or opposing choices. Awareness of the consequences of our decisions is therefore imperative. However, resolutions will be found and a new beginning is arising out of this.
Tarot card of the day is “Justice”, indicating that justice will be served and a fair decision will be made. The workings of karma will be evident. Therefore, an understanding of cause and effect or consequences is necessary. A sharp mind is needed and so is a clear-sighted view. This is a time to remain objective and impartial. We need to apply ethical principles, try to do what’s right and play by the rules. Thus, we can handle the situation and settle old accounts and debts.
Today, the semi-squares between Venus in Sagittarius andJuno in Aquarius and between Vesta in Virgo and the North Node in Scorpio (sesqui-quadrate South Node in Taurus) perfect together with another one between retrograde Mercury in Scorpio and Ceres in Virgo after Mercury’s conjunction with Saturn. Therefore, it is important that we seek to gain influence over our life’s direction, in particular what our immediate future concerns, and ensure our security needs will be met by committing us to our daily routine and all the duties and obligations we have yet to fulfill. This extends to reviewing everything we still have to do, to rank our priorities according to urgency, especially in regard to certain relationship dynamics, and also to get back to those parts of contractual agreements that haven’t been formalized (“put on paper” or signed) or completed yet due to complex and complicated circumstances we had to deal with. At the end of the day we want to see results and have reached that point where we no longer feel stressed out, but have everything taking care of and arranged for or going according to plan.
Tarot card of the day is the “4 of Swords”, signifying a break from normal life and a time when we avoid overexertion. We seek to relax body and soul, because we want to gain a better perspective by standing back from the situation and coming to terms with what is. For the moment, there is a truce, which gives us a chance to stabilize ourselves, recover, center our thoughts, stop worrying, put down our defenses and take a breather from the chaos and stress around us. In a practical sense, this card is an indicator that we need to have some time out from our current circumstances, to reflect and review your progress so far to be able to re-evaluate and re-assess our priorities.
Venus in Sagittarius participates in the Vesta-Eris quincunx bycasting a square to the former and a trine to the latter. She also engages in a semi-square to the North Node in Scorpio (sesqui-quadrate South Node in Taurus). Meanwhile, the Chiron-Pluto sextile perfects. Consequently, determined to demonstrate our potential and thus, to show what we are made of and capable of, we strive to succeed, no matter what it takes. We are on a roll, knowing that we have to meet our objectives under complicated circumstances, where we don’t have much leeway for negotiation. Although we have to be firm and resolute, we also have to be aware of our attitude and be a ‘good sport’, ‘playing nice’ and fair. After the Moon’s ingress to Virgo late in the night at 11:44 pm EDT, will we be able to curb our enthusiasm a bit and feel in control over the situation.
Tarot card of the day is the “2 of Pentacles”, advising us to strike a balance. This card comes with the message of unification as well as of recognizing choices and alternatives. It is important to think before we act, to be clear on our priorities and also on where we want to invest our time and energy. We need to maintain the harmony, be patient and cope with the demands in order to get on top of daily affairs. However, we could be feeling in high spirits and do something we enjoy.
Tarot card of the day is the “10 of Swords”, suggesting that we may feel victimized and powerless. However, this is the final ordeal, presenting us with a confrontation of the sum total of our thoughts and outcome of mental processes. Thus, a reorientation of perspective might ensue and things might get better from now on. It is important though to let go off negative attitudes and to accept our current circumstances. Something is coming to end and change is impending. The worst is over and the only way is up.