Astro-Notes on September 14, 2014

Daily aspects:
– Juno in Cancer trine Saturn in Scorpio and square nodal axis
– Moon ingress to Gemini at 2:26 am EDT
– Mars in Sagittarius sesqui Uranus Rx in Aries
– Venus in Virgo trine Pluto Rx in Capricorn
– Vesta in Scorpio semi-sextile NN in Libra/quincunx SN in Aries
– Mercury shadow period begins

This morning we might wake with a plan in our mind or a schedule filled with errands, all of which could keep us pretty busy. Moreover, we feel a sense of excitement and anticipation that keeps us spinning our wheels as we hurry to get everything done in time for whatever we have arranged for later on. And we will manage perfectly, because we are well prepared and have everything worked out and at the same time, we feel relaxed and rested enough or comfortable and well situated to deal with our circumstances. Relationship-wise, we have reached a cross-roads now that we cannot depend on certain others for support anymore or due to the ending of traditional, habitual and familiar relationship patterns and roles. Therefore, it’s time to move on from the past and to evaluate our future prospects in this regard, which requires that we have to integrate the new trends and make the best of it all. With Mercury entering his shadow period today, these matters will come up for review and reassessment.

Tarot card of the day is the 8 of Wands”, representing a very focused kind of motion and activity and a time when we need to strike while the iron is hot as the path is cleared now. It encourages us to move quickly to pursue the best opportunities available right now and thus to reach for our goals enthusiastically in order to make fast progress.

Personally, I’m busy doing laundry and household chores. Chatted with my daughter all morning on Skype, which was lots of fun and it felt as if she was just sitting right here on the table with me (8 of Wands).

Astro-Notes on September 13, 2014

Daily aspects:
– Mercury in Libra quincunx Chiron Rx in Pisces and opposite Uranus Rx in Aries
– Vesta conjunct Saturn in Scorpio
– Juno in Cancer trine Saturn in Scorpio
– Mars ingress to Sagittarius at 5:56 pm EDT (until Oct. 26)
– Ceres in Scorpio square Jupiter in Leo

Today, we have to confront the changed situation by focusing on progress and evaluating how new trends

may affect our plans. This includes that we may have to rearrange or reschedule. In any case, we’re tapping into our inner reservoirs of strength and utilize our resourcefulness, stamina and renewed drive to master our own world. We know we have to turn a corner and get ahead of the game if we want to feel a sense of completion, accomplishment, contentment or pride at the end of the day. Mars’ ingress to Sagittarius in the evening brings a period of increased activity during which we seek to boost our initiatives and drive and to expand our reach, when we have many intentions and desires we want to pursue and when our approach is optimistic, adventurous and enterprising.

Tarot card of the day is the 5 of Wands”, depicting a day of struggles, restlessness and also playfulness when a lot of ideas are floating around and we could encounter conflicts or quarrels – inside and outside. We might be bothered by trivialities as well as overwhelmed by the pressure and demands on us. It is important to not lose sight of the bigger picture and let these minor vexations deplete our energies. Therefore, we need to get a grasp on these fluctuating energies and whims and carefully assess our attitude, while opening us to the changes they bring into our life.

Astro-Notes on September 12, 2014

Daily aspects:
– Sun in Virgo semi-sextile NN in Libra/quincunx SN in Aries
– Mercury in Libra quincunx Chiron Rx in Pisces and opposite Uranus Rx in Aries
– Ceres in Scorpio square Jupiter in Leo
– Vesta conjunct Saturn in Scorpio
– Juno in Cancer trine Saturn in Scorpio

So, now that we’ve set all these things in motion and adjusted our life and purpose to arrange for our future prospects, especially in regard to relating and interacting, we’re hoping and waiting with anticipation, not knowing if things will turn out as we expected or even change for the better or if it was all in vain once again. In any case, the game is on and we’re challenged to overcome self-defeating personal convictions and principles at the onset of this new cycle during which we will have a chance to dedicate us wholeheartedly and passionately to a sense of structure and authority through the relentless pursuit of our ambitions and goals. The choices we made and the actions we took to influence our situation have resulted in more control over our life and thus, ultimately in our own empowerment. We’ve outgrown old relationship dynamics and past roles, which kept us dependent on others and also on the defensive. Synchronistically, yesterday it felt like winter is just around the corner – the change of season has been so tangible – down to the ‘bare bones’. Yes, we’re experiencing a change in the seasons of our life and it is a profound one with lots of transformational potential.

Tarot card of the day is the Page of Swords”, a card that is also called “The Renewer” and is all about communication, information and ideas and indicates the ability to rise above emotional confusion. The Page or Princess of Swords represents commitment to a new way of life, because of the settling and cutting away of past inner conflicts, the regaining of mental clarity and a victory over emotional moods. Manifestation of our dreams can actually happen in the not so distant future as she delivers messages of change and news of official matters.

In the news: and etc. etc. etc. – My daughter is now on her way to Timmins, in the far north of Ontario.

Astro-Notes on September 11, 2014

Daily aspects:
– Sun in Virgo sextile Saturn in Scorpio and semi-sextile NN in Libra/quincunx SN in Aries
– Mercury conjunct Pallas in Libra and semi-square Mars in Scorpio
– Moon ingress to Taurus at 9:16 pm EDT
– Venus in Virgo sesqui Eris Rx in Aries

We’re now on the same page, ideas- and strategy-wise, which means we’re prepared to pursue our desires

and intentions with all the passion we can muster and we’ve arranged for our ‘move’, applying our social intelligence and utilizing shared resources to promote our Self-interests, while getting our priorities straight. Things are set in motion irrevocably. We do what is necessary to accommodate our future prospects. Therefore, later at night, could we feel more comfortable and rest assured that our security needs have been taken care of.

Tarot card of the day is the 7 of Cups”, representing a multiplicity of possibilities and choices that need to be looked at for their potential – real or imagined – as well as for their basis in reality, whereby we need to be aware that not all that glisters is gold and that less enticing options might turn out to be great opportunities. Therefore, it’s important now to narrow our focus.

Astro-Notes on September 10, 2014

Daily aspects:
– Mercury in Libra semi-sextile Ceres in Scorpio and sextile Jupiter in Leo
– Venus in Virgo opposite Neptune Rx in Pisces
– Mars in Scorpio semi-square Pallas in Libra
– Sun in Virgo sextile Saturn in Scorpio

I’m sorry, but currently there’s just not enough time left in my day to post the blog entries on a regular basis. With my daughter leaving (her move is tomorrow) and me trying to promote my fall schedule, my mind is preoccupied with this personal business of mine and the family affair (Pluto’s transit over my natal Ceres to which my Sun has progressed in conjunction – semi-square natal Saturn – has brought the Pluto-Ceres-Persephone myth to live for me) and I’m naturally focused on the ‘right politics and strategies’ in each case, while using every opportunity I can think of or coming my way in this regard. Of course, this is totally in sync with the astro-weather that provided us with chances to fortify our position and for control over our life’s situation, whereby it was critical to intensify our efforts, especially what relationship politics concerns.
On another note: While we’re experiencing torrential downpours, it SNOWED in Calgary. Life is definitely better here.

Tarot card of the day is the 4 of Pentacles”, emphasizing a need for practicality and solid foundations, which requires that we learn to control our environment and take command over our life. We want to be in charge over our circumstances, build up our life, hold onto what we achieved so far and also reach for our goals. Therefore, we have to set limits and rules, don’t give in to any weaknesses and create order where it is needed. This card moreover urges us to let go off anxiety and count our blessings. Our situation is not as bad as we fear.

Astro-Notes on September 9, 2014

Daily aspects:
– Ceres in Scorpio sextile Pluto Rx in Capricorn
– Sun in Virgo sextile Juno in Cancer and sextile Vesta in Scorpio
– Venus in Virgo semi-square NN in Libra/sesqui SN in Aries and opposition to Neptune Rx in Pisces
– Mercury in Libra square Pluto Rx in Capricorn, semi-sextile Ceres in Scorpio and sextile Jupiter in Leo
– Moon ingress to Aries at 7:33 pm EDT

As usual when I return to work after my weekend, I find my departments in a disheveled condition and

many things rearranged – for better or for worse. LOL. Yesterday morning was no different and it took me 2 hours to have everything cleaned up, zoned, recovered and reorganized before I could start with my daily routine. I did not only feel better after that little exercise, I also intensified my efforts to get back on top of my affairs by completing the last modular and thus, having this task out of the way so that I can commit myself wholeheartedly to the managing part. I also received the remaining fact tags for the vacuums. So, this job has been completed and today now will I give everything the ‘final touch’, so to speak, which includes asking head office for some mark down money for deleted items. What my personal business concerns, I will find a way to print out my flyers for the Beginner’s course in astrology I want to advertise and then I will approach a special store downtown and see if we can get in ‘business’. So, this is an excellent example of the current energy weather. We can gain advantages from sources of support as well as our own empowered position. If we take our chances we can work things out for us personally by investing our energy into the things we hold sacred and dedicating us to the relationships, which help us on our path. It is moreover important that we arrange for our future prospects, particularly in regard to matters of cooperation and teamwork, instead of going it alone or fighting what doesn’t work out right away, so that we can serve our values and improve the way we relate to others. To be continued……..I’m already pretty late.

Tarot card of the day is the 2 of Wands”, representing the urge to move on, be bold and daring as well as original and proactive. This card indicates that we have come to a time of decision, where we must decide whether we want to build on what we have or perhaps expand in a new direction. Therefore, it is imperative that we bring forward the patience and focus of our intent and maximize on these opportunities, which are coming our way now. We need to confront the situation head-on, leave familiar grounds behind, step out into a new world and explore our options. Moreover, this card can also refer to the productive meeting of minds, from which partnerships can prosper and be successful.

So much for my good intentions. I couldn’t really get ahead at work – only with stocking my shelves – and neither could I print out the flyer (I still haven’t found that USB flash drive) or get the store owner to agree to my proposal. The Mercury-Pluto square brought me back to square one or square two, at least. Due to my ‘business’ downtown, I came home later than usual and then had to peel and cut all the ingredients for my paella I prepared for my work lunches, after which I had to do the dishes and clean my kitchen, of course (Mercury in Libra semi-sextile Ceres and sextile Jupiter). Therefore, I had to skip the fitness too. Not the most productive day in the sense I had hoped. Disappointment is sinking in. Not to mention that I haven’t heard back yet from my daughter (Venus in Virgo opposite Neptune Rx in Pisces). As a consequence of these latest developments, we have to adjust our plans, thereby relying on our own resourcefulness as we weigh our personal options.

Astro-Notes on September 8, 2014 – Pisces Full Moon

As the Virgo lunation cycle culminates with the Pisces Full Moon at 9:38 pm EDT, the impulse seeded at the time of the Pisces New Moon back on March 1 comes to fruition as well. Consequently, the “two guardian angels’ help and protection” (Sabian Symbol for the Virgo New Moon) has resulted in an “Easter Parade” (Sabian Symbol for the Pisces Full Moon) or, in other words, relying on our “inner strength in times of crisis” (keyword of the Sabian Symbol for the Virgo New Moon) has caused our own resurrection, whereas the “narrow path we travelled on our search for illumination and for entrance to a transcendent realm of reality” (Sabian Symbol and keynote of the Pisces New Moon) has inspired us “to walk on” (keyword of the Sabian Symbol for the Pisces New Moon) and thus, the ‘gate’ leading us there, has been ‘blown open’ by “a volcanic eruption” (Sabian Symbol for the Virgo Sun), which is setting us ‘free’.

Pisces Full Moon 2014

The Sabian Symbol for the Moon at 16:19 Pisces states:
“An Easter Parade. Keynote: The capacity inherent in all great socio-cultural images to unite the members of a community in a display of excellence – PARTICIPATION IN COLLECTIVE PEAK EXPERIENCES.” 279
The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 16:19 Virgo states:
“A volcanic eruption. Keynote: The explosive energy of long repressed contents of the subconscious – EXPLOSION.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 279 and 161, respectively)

Tarot card of the day is the 2 of Cups”, suggesting that there is a mutual understanding between the people involved in a relationship and that interactions are balanced and harmonious, because of an awareness of the expectations each person has, which allows for growth and very special relationships. Our focus is on win-win situations as we show kindness and thoughtfulness. Moreover, we’re calling a truce and accepting our preferences. We’re leaving the past behind and holding ourselves in high regard. It is likely that we’re feeling ‘at one’ with the energies of the universe and also with ourselves.