unproductive strategies and resisting politics, which have kept us from making progress on personal fronts. With Mercury in Gemini in square aspect to Chiron in Pisces, we are challenged to overcome victimizing conditions and painful situations by addressing our wounds and deal with them openly and compassionately, thereby uniting in solidarity and focusing on transcending and healing. After the Moon’s ingress to Scorpio at 4:55 pm EDT could things either get more complicated and taxing on our feelings or we enter a period of emotional regeneration and renewal.
Tarot card of the day is “Strength”, suggesting that we draw upon our inner strength and the power of our spirit and will. With compassion and understanding can we handle the most difficult situation and also tame the beast within. We have the ability to be tolerant, forgiving and accepting and thus can gently influence our environment. Furthermore, we can be assured that we have enough endurance to see things through to their end and get a lot accomplished.
In the news: Tim Bosma’s memorial is held today in the hall that hosted his wedding reception – the search for Oklahoma tornado survivors is nearly complete – children’s mouths allegedly taped shut at N.S. school
A semi-sextile between Mars in Taurus and Eris in Aries indicates that we adjust our motives and approach in such a way that they complement our self-interests to be able to prosper and profit from our activities. Ceres in Cancer’s trine to the North Node in Scorpio (sextile South Node in Taurus) signifies the completion of a cycle of growth that has the potential to help us evolve or at least to recover on our destined path based on the sharing of accumulated past experiences and resources we have to our disposal, all of which are providing the support we need. With Pallas in Taurus engaged in a tense sesqui-quadrate to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn, it is critical that we realize the workings of our psyche and thus reverse unproductive strategies and other unconstructive reactions we got used to over time that could prevent our success in this regard. Instead, we have to pull together and aid one another as good as we can, making sure that our safety and wellbeing are guaranteed.
Tarot card of the day is the “10 of Cups”, suggesting that we’re calling a truce and restoring harmony where it is needed. We’re working for peace and reaffirming our commitment to bonds. Thus, we create an atmosphere where we can relax, while reducing stress and tensions, and consequently have a chance to experience serenity and contentment. Generally, we can be more at ease. This card is reflective of our personal value system and of what we believe will bring us the ultimate fulfillment and happiness in life.
In the news: Tornado recovery work begins in Oklahoma after dozens have been killed (with Ceres in aspect to the nodal axis, this is an example of the power of nature we have to respect).
one in the series of Uranus in Aries’ squares to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn. Indicated by these stage-setting aspects is an acute time of crisis with a magnified effect as the pressure on us intensifies considerably, while pushing us to remove the last obstacles, which are preventing us from connecting the dots of our ultimate reality and forcing us to think about different options and possibilities. New social trends and personal changes are causing a re-working or rewiring of our psyche, which in turn is challenging us to break away from outworn structures and liberate ourselves from destructive influences. Mercury in Gemini forms a semi-sextile with Vesta in Cancer on which he follows up with a quincunx to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn and a sextile to Uranus in Aries, showing an adjustment of plans and agendas in support of causes we’ve been fostering based on new information that requires from us to reorganize our life’s circumstances through personal choices for advancement. With Venus in Gemini engaged in a square to Chiron in Pisces, we have to overcome a sense of disconnect and try to heal wounded sensitivities or at least to bridge issues where feelings have been hurt. After the Moon’s ingress to Libra at 1:07 pm EDT will we seek to harmonize, balance, accommodate and cooperate. The Sun will make ingress to Gemini at 5:09 pm EDT, initiating a period when our life becomes busier and more versatile and when we express ourselves with more ease as well as in a variety of roles, wearing different hats or showing other parts of our personality.
Tarot card of the day is the “Queen of Pentacles”, suggesting that we strive to create a warm, secure and nurturing environment, where we find a use for everything. We need to focus on doing the same for ourselves and invest in a calm and balanced life. Thus, we need to be resourceful and practical when dealing with others and work on solutions for our present circumstances. It’s a day to learn to love and accept ourselves, to take care of ourselves and to replenish inwardly.
A semi-square between Mercury in Gemini and Eris in Aries urges us to focus on our self-interests and follow our own agenda to be able to move ahead with personal ideas and plans and meet our objectives. Mars in Taurus’ semi-sextile to Jupiter in Gemini shows that we adjust our intentions accordingly and therefore, instead of pursuing our usual activities we seek out different options or avenues, which are available through our connections.
Tarot card of the day is “Judgment”, suggesting that we’re having a day of reckoning, when we can find absolution or are heeding a call. Therefore, it’s important that we use good judgment, release all sorrows and lift ourselves up. We might have experienced an epiphany that opens ourselves up to a new possibility, which is like an awakening to new life that can lead to renewal and change.
In the news: French gay marriage signed into law – Brazilian inmates knit for a better future
Juno’s square to the nodal axis, which are necessitating us to overcome the final obstacles in the way of our progress and Self-realization. Consequently, we’re in an analyzing and observing mood, while at the same time trying to be efficient and pragmatic as we’re planning our day. Meanwhile, Mercury in Gemini has left a square to Neptune in Pisces that is suggestive of us pondering all these questions and revelations in our sleep as an over-stimulated imagination kept our mind busy spinning new visions and hoping that our dreams would provide us with answers. Mercury will form a quincunx to retrograde Saturn in Scorpio later in the day, while we’re undergoing Venus in Gemini’s entanglement with Uranus and Pluto (sextile Uranus in Aries and quincunx Pluto Rx in Capricorn), that is offering us an opportunity for exciting social get-togethers, away from limiting and suppressing circumstances to be able to regenerate from within and regain influence over our affairs. We can actually enjoy the social scene and the company of others or make new acquaintances if we choose so and adjust our values and priorities accordingly. Circumstances beyond our control and other ‘intensified’ conditions though require flexibility and adaptability.
Tarot card of the day is the “10 of Swords”, suggesting that we may feel victimized and powerless or just ‘dead tired’ and exhausted, wishing for a clean break from a stressful issue. 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 or gaining 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.
about to mark the First Quarter Moon phase in the Taurus lunation cycle, which will be perfect at 00:34 am EDT tomorrow. This crisis in action is intensified by Juno in Aquarius’ position at the apex of a t-square to the nodal axis, representing a turning-point in regard to a changed or changing relationship situation that is affecting our life’s direction, where we have to make a choice, because we can’t continue in the same old patterns we’re used to, though haven’t made progress influencing our future prospects yet (in the sense of gaining some influence or control in this matter). Although we’re definitely “aware of the spiritual forces at work” (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Taurus New Moon/Solar Eclipse), we don’t feel necessarily “blessed” by our personal experiences. Therefore, we have to build up gratitude for all the good things coming our way and remain confident as well as centered within ourselves to be able to persevere on our path and have trust in the future. Sometimes, things are just more complicated and complex than we’d have expected or anticipated and not as simple as we would prefer.
Tarot card of the day is “Death”, marking an ending and the completion of a chapter or the concluding of unfinished business. We have a chance to put the past behind as we’re going through that which cannot be avoided, while accepting the inevitable and riding our fate.
In the news: Senator Mike Duffy resigns from Tory caucus (Scorpio – personal power) amid controversy (Juno in Aquarius) over living expenses (Taurus). – Tens of thousands of ultra-orthodox Jews in Jerusalem (Taurus) have protested (Juno in Aquarius) over forced military service (Scorpio – power plays).
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adjustment in the way we prioritize regarding the causes we support after evaluating which are deserving of our energy investment and dedication in order to be able to ensure our prospering. As the Sun in Taurus engages in the Uranus-Pluto square with stressful octile aspects (semi-square Uranus in Aries and sesqui-quadrate Pluto Rx in Capricorn), it is critical that we become productive what the managing of our affairs and our own progress concerns. Really nothing can be taken for granted in these uncertain times we’re living through. Structures we’ve relied on for a long time can crumble or break away and our personal circumstances can change unexpectedly as a consequence. The more important is it that we bestow our life with quality and make sure we enjoy every moment of it.
Tarot card of the day is the “Page of Wands”, suggesting news related to business or otherwise and a positive awareness of the future or ‘to expect the unexpected’. There are new possibilities, which demand from us to be courageous and daring as we rediscover purpose. This card represents ‘a new dawn’ that is a new beginning of a phase in which the creative spark must be developed and given a new lease on life, calling upon us to express ourselves from our heart. It’s a day to be positive and spontaneous as well as lively and energetic, when we should pursue our creative vision with enthusiasm.
In the news: In what I consider an unspeakable act of vandalism, builders bulldozed one of Belize’s largest ancient pyramids – Ontario liquor store strike looms for tonight (so, Ontarians make sure you’re stocked up on booze!) – Obama fires head of IRS over Tea Party scandal