Astro-Notes on November 23, 2014

Daily aspects:
- Mercury in Scorpio quincunx Eris Rx in Aries
- Jupiter in Leo trine Eris Rx in Aries
- Chiron stations direct at 13:05 Pisces at 6:43 pm EST (rx since June 20 – enters new territory on March 16, 2015)

So, now that this difficult stretch lies behind us and conditions are getting better with every day that passes (appropriately, the snow is melting here and it’s warming up), we can breathe a sigh of relief and focus on our personal agenda. In fact, we have a mission to accomplish and need to concentrate on these specific goals and aims, especially since it is easier now to let things go, instead of dwelling on them, while losing ourselves in the negativity or pity they drag us into. We are now ready to follow the flow of events with more confidence and self-assurance. This makes all the difference in winning scenarios. For me personally, Chiron stations in sextile aspect to my natal Ceres in Capricorn in house 5, which comes with a semi-square to Saturn in Aquarius. As you may have noticed, I had to neglect my daily blog posts due to unexpected events, which interfered with my daily routine and also due to a lack of time, because I had to take care of other chores first and then couldn’t catch up anymore or was too tired to be able to focus on creative writing. With Christmas approaching, I have to invest time and energy into projects I need to finish for this occasion as these are my gifts for my important others. I also have to get everything set up here in my living quarters and have to make preparations for parties and workshops. Therefore, I wanted to use this opportunity to ask you kindly for your support in form of a small donation to my blog (donation button is on the right hand side of the blog – you just need to scroll down a bit) so that I can justify committing my time to this endeavor. Although it often may seem to take only 5 minutes to write a short paragraph, it is actually truly time-consuming, because inspiration isn’t always readily accessible. It is rather often more a bit of a struggle to ‘compose’ and requires lots of changing and editing. If you enjoy my writings, please consider a small donation. It is greatly appreciated. Also, a personalized horoscope or Tarot reading makes a nice Christmas gift. :)

Tarot card of the day is the 8 of Wands”, representing a very focused kind of motion and activity, a time when we need to strike while the iron is hot and when things proceed quickly. It encourages us to act in the spur of the moment in order to be able to pursue the best opportunities available right now and to MOVE ON or ahead.

Astro-Notes on November 22, 2014 – Sagittarius New Moon

Daily aspects:
- Sun ingress to Sagittarius at 4:38 am EST
- Moon ingress to Sagittarius at 7:19 am EST
- New Moon at 0:07 Sagittarius at 7:32 am EST
- Venus in Sagittarius sesqui Eris Rx in Aries
- Mercury in Scorpio square Jupiter in Leo and quincunx Eris Rx in Aries
- Jupiter in Leo trine Eris Rx in Aries

This morning, the Sun made ingress to Sagittarius with the Moon closely on his heels and then catching up for their monthly union, which marked the start of a new lunation cycle. The Sun’s transit through Sagittarius corresponds to a period of increased self-expression based on a heightened urge for self-realization together with a growing sense of adventure combined with high spirits, during which we seek to extend ourselves by spreading our wings and expanding or exploring our world and horizons, while questing to give meaning and purpose to our life by finding out more about who we are and what our personal truth is. Today, with the Moon also traversing this sign, we could have experienced a range of emotions – up and down the scale – in quick succession – as tolerance levels fluctuated wildly amidst all the buzz and fuss in social situations, which could have put us on the fence in regard to personal convictions and controversial actions. Therefore, it was critical to remain mindful and use good judgment in the pursuit of our self-interests, instead of letting the ego run the show.

Sagittarius New Moon 2014

The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 0:07 Sagittarius states:
“Retired army veterans gather to reawaken old memories. Keynote: The will to reaffirm the value of the struggle upon which civilization and group achievements are founded – PERPETUATION.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases, Pages 210-211)

In the larger picture the end justifies the means, no matter which truths, laws, principles or code of ethics we’ve been taught or believe in. Right and wrong are just concepts, which can be interpreted in a variety of ways. What is of importance is that we retain the spirit of camaraderie that brought us together on this journey, deepen our connection and lift each other up. Then, we might understand that the ‘kingdom of god is within us’.

Tarot card of the day is the 5 of Cups”, a card that is associated with loss, suffering and sadness. There is a lack of attainment or non-fulfillment of expected results. Thus, today is a day of emotional up and downs when we could feel disappointed, cry over spilled milk or let go of a hope. We might be feeling regret, only seeing the negative in a situation and generally have a pessimistic outlook on things. The more important is it to focus on our higher potential and the things are still left for us to work with. Forgiveness and the ability to recover are necessary.

Astro-Notes on November 14, 2014

Daily aspects:
- Chiron Rx in Pisces semi-sextile Uranus Rx in Aries (aspect perfection)
- Juno in Leo trine Uranus Rx in Aries and quincunx Chiron Rx in Pisces
- Third Quarter Moon at 22:09 Leo/Scorpio at 10:15 am EST
- Ceres in Sagittarius sesqui Eris Rx in Aries
- Sun in Scorpio quincunx Eris Rx in Aries
- Pallas in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn
- Venus in Scorpio sesqui Uranus Rx in Aries

Today’s crisis in consciousness is a test of character or personality, in particular in the way we seek to express ourselves or draw attention to us. This could range from being overseen or ignored to overdramatizing or over-exposing ourselves. Therefore, it is important to be aware of our attitude and the role we identify with, especially when we want to impress others (Kim Kardashian, per example, showed us her ass, whatever that means :) ). Consequently, we are showing a more authentic version of ourselves, even more confidence and pride, in order to feel important, accepted or validated, whereby we reveal of which kind of mind we truly are. Thus, it is critical to review our choices together with the ‘liberties’ we take and our individual rights before we act and promote our self-interests, but also to make sure that shared values are being met. At work we’re having a bit of a Christmas Party for which the lounge has been decorated nicely and the management team has volunteered to cook for us. Meanwhile, we got our first load of snow, which forced the snow plows out and me into dressing warmer and turning the heat on in my apartment. My Solar Return will happen tonight when I’ll be riding the bus home after late shift and the Sun-Jupiter square will be a major feature of it.

Tarot card of the day is the 7 of Wands”, suggesting that we’re coming out on top of a situation as things are going well and projects move right along. Thus, we seize the opportunity, are firm and act resolutely as we’re going after what we want. We stand our ground and show determination, even in the face of adversity. Our inner strength and tenacity give us the ability to meet all challenges head-on.

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Astro-Notes on November 13, 2014

Daily aspects:
- Mercury in Scorpio semi-sextile Ceres in Sagittarius
- Sun in Scorpio square Jupiter in Leo
- Venus in Scorpio semi-square Pluto in Capricorn
- Juno in Leo trine Uranus Rx in Aries and quincunx Chiron Rx in Pisces
- Pallas in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn

Well, for me personally the Mercury-Ceres semi-sextile moved the blog to the evening, because I

had ‘knitted away’ on a project yesterday after I had returned home (yeah, I’m trying to get my Christmas gifts together). Thus, something had to give and we also had to summon the courage of our convictions as we were challenged to inquire about our personal options or the state of affairs in situations where we feel powerless or abused. We had enough of it and won’t accept these circumstances any longer, but used the opportunity to address our problems, issues or concerns and if we employed the right approach we might have gotten some answers or responses already, even confirmation of things being in progress and getting worked out soon.

Tarot card of the day is once again the 10 of Pentacles”, suggesting that we seek out permanence and are looking for a solution that will last. Therefore, we are working on the creation of a lasting foundation by moving beyond makeshift arrangements and through a consensus of vision. This card refers to a climax in our foundational life, a culmination, completion or achievement we’ve reached that is the result of our material and tangible efforts and allows us to make a commitment to a sustainable future. We’re now investing in long-term benefits, knowing that we need a consistent approach in order to achieve success that will stand the test of time.

An excellent example of the astro-weather is Kim Kardashian’s photo-shoot of her bare bust (gigantic ass is a better word). Showing off her greatest asset in this ‘extreme’ way of self-exposure/over-exposure (coupled with a good portion of narcissism I might add), using her celebrity status, contains all the elements of the current energies (great emphasis on the Scorpio-Leo-Jupiter combination). So, what have you been showing off? :)

Astro-Notes on November 12, 2014

Daily aspects:
- Mars in Capricorn quincunx Juno in Leo, sextile Chiron Rx in Pisces and square Uranus Rx in Aries
- Vesta in Sagittarius sextile NN in Libra/trine SN in Aries
- Moon ingress to Leo at 1:44 pm EST
= Venus conjunct Saturn in Scorpio

Today we have an opportunity to tackle or even work out a problematic issue or situation, which has

caused us much frustration, if we use a constructive approach. Consequently, we’re challenged to review our choices to be able to take the right course of action in this regard. A new sub-cycle begins during which we have a chance to overhaul our value system and renew our material conditions and relationship structures with the use of in-depth assessment and through the sharing of responsibilities together with intensified commitment to our common cause. In the afternoon will we feel more validated and self-expressive , while seeking to nurture our inner child.

Tarot card of the day is the 10 of Pentacles”, suggesting that we seek out permanence and are looking for a solution that will last. Therefore, we are working on the creation of a lasting foundation by moving beyond makeshift arrangements and through a consensus of vision. This card refers to a climax in our foundational life, a culmination, completion or achievement we’ve reached that is the result of our material and tangible efforts and allows us to make a commitment to a sustainable future. We’re now investing in long-term benefits, knowing that we need a consistent approach in order to achieve success that will stand the test of time.

Astro-Notes on November 11, 2014

Daily aspects:
- Sun in Scorpio semi-sextile NN in Libra/quincunx SN in Aries
- Mercury in Scorpio trine Neptune Rx in Pisces
- Mars in Capricorn quincunx Juno in Leo
- Vesta in Sagittarius sextile NN in Libra/trine SN in Aries

Quite appropriate for Remembrance Day we have a Mercury-Neptune trine as we remember and honor those who sacrificed their lives for us in the war. We observed a minute of silence at work too. Other than that it was rather stressful with an increased workload, several meetings scheduled and assistance at the frontend called for every half hour. Also, we could have finally received news we’ve been awaiting or hoping for, but this could have come too late or been rather disappointing. Therefore, we could’ve already moved on from this or still struggle to make peace, knowing that life is not fair. However, we have a chance to be fair and do the right thing and this requires that we invest our faith in the future and concentrate on our role in personal relationship situations.

Tarot card of the day is the 3 of Swords”, suggesting heartache, separation or quarrels caused by disharmony and an inability to reconcile differing needs. Therefore, we need to let our feelings wash over us and release any anguish, sadness or sorrow, going beyond it, while refusing to harbor any negative thoughts. One way or another, we will get to the heart of the matter from which clarity and mental resolution will emerge.

Happy 17th Birthday to my niece Michelle!

Astro-Notes on November 10, 2014

Daily aspects:
- Moon ingress to Cancer at 3:37 am EST
- Venus in Scorpio quincunx Eris Rx in Aries
- Mars conjunct Pluto in Capricorn
- Mercury in Scorpio semi-square Vesta in Sagittarius
- Sun in Scorpio semi-sextile NN in Libra/quincunx SN in Aries

We wake up this morning feeling more nurtured or pampered, but also moody and sentimental. However, with

the start of this new sub-cycle we have a chance to work on the realization of our intentions and to accomplish activities or initiatives we’re tackling through the strengthening of our influence, the use of a constructive approach together with well-organized efforts and by utilizing and mobilizing our power and resources. Of course, the combination of these energies could also lead to stronger resentment and resistance, to extreme harshness, violence, dominance and cruelty, as well as serious struggling and heavy fighting in order to gain the upper hand or maintain the status quo. In any case, a review of our attitude, combativeness and self-interests requires that we adjust our values and priorities accordingly. It is moreover important today to arrange for our future prospects and to focus on the greater cause or investments to be able to deal with deadlines and complex and complicated matters and also to finally move on from a personal situation, where we need to get on top of our affairs.

Tarot card of the day is the 7 of Wands”, suggesting that we’re coming out on top of a situation as things are going well and projects move right along. Thus, we seize the opportunity, are firm and act resolutely as we’re going after what we want. We stand our ground and show determination, even in the face of adversity. Our inner strength and tenacity give us the ability to meet all challenges head-on.

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