The Moon made ingress to Aries at 9:13 am EDT, animating and motivating us, and later in the night at 11:18 pm EDT will she meet the Sun in opposition, marking the Aries Full Moon, when the initial impulse that sounded forth with the Virgo New Moon on September 15 and also the one planted at the time of the Aries New Moon back on March 22 culminate and the “the need to keep a vibrant and pure simplicity at the core of one’s being as one meets the many tests of existence” (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Virgo New Moon) is finding fulfillment in the image of the “blazing fireplace in a deserted home” (Sabian Symbol for the Libra Sun), and thus “in keeping the hope for a rebeginning”. As Mercury in Libra casts a tense sesqui-quadrate to retrograde Chiron in Pisces, it is indeed critical that we don’t give up and lose hope (Hope is the keyword of the Sabian Symbol for the Sun in Aries at this Full Moon) in order to remain mentally stable and to be able to use conciliatory rhetoric and a cultured, civilized style, even though certain problems, which are a source of seemingly endless difficulties and pain, have not been resolved yet or relationship demands or arrangements might just feel overwhelming. “The cameo profile of a man, suggesting the shape of his country” (Sabian Symbol for the Aries New Moon in March) is revealed in the form of “A woman’s large hat with streamers blown by an east wind” (Sabian Symbol for the Libra Full Moon). This suggests that many events or developments may have turned out differently than we had imagined or envisioned and now that the harvest is upon us (this is the Harvest Full Moon after all) there could be unexpected surprises in store that could throw us off balance. With the Sun in Libra coming out of an opposition to retrograde Uranus in Aries and a square to Pluto in Capricorn just prior to this highpoint in the lunation cycle, we might be experiencing moments of high stress and panic, while struggling to overcome limiting conditions and forces beyond our control, challenging our poise and resolve. As a result, our manageability and resourcefulness under increased pressure is tested, forcing us to spin our wheels and to juggle our life elegantly without losing grace.
The Sabian Symbol for the Moon at 7:22 Aries states:
“A large woman’s hat with streamers blown by an east wind. Keynote: Protection and spiritual guidance in the development of consciousness – PROTECTIVE FORMS and SENSITIVITY.”
The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 7:22 Libra states:
“A blazing fireplace in a deserted home. Keynote: The need to realize that even through the most empty hours a spiritual power is ever ready to welcome and warm up the wayward consciousness returning to center – HOPE for a rebeginning.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolic Phases”, Pages 55 and 177 respectively)
Tarot card of the day is the “10 of Swords”, suggesting that we may feel victimized and powerless. However, this is the final ordeal. It will only get better from now on. We need to let go off negative attitudes and accept our current circumstances. Something is coming to end and change is impending. The worst is over and the only way is up.
Since WordPress is not cooperating with me I’m posting my reply to a comment from Graham here: Thank you, Graham. I understand. Your gift is very much appreciated. Sent you a friend request on FB. Have a great Sunday. Verena