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
Today, Pallas in Taurus perfects her semi-sextile to Eris in Aries, whereas Venus in Gemini forms a quincunx to retrograde Saturn in Scorpio and a semi-square to Eris. This shows a strategic adjustment away from our usual way of approaching and participating in the competitive world out there toward a more self-determined and involved manner by being proactively engaged in the promotion of our self-interests. As we’re rising over the situation due to a strengthened position, we feel compelled to bring our authentic Self to the fore, while at the same time emulating proven and successful tactics that appeal to us in order to have our objectives met. Mercury in Taurus forms a semi-square to Ceres in Cancer before he makes ingress to his home sign of Gemini at 4:41 pm EDT, where he will be traversing until May 31. We’re undergoing a critical phase in our mental development, where we need to rely on our support system and foster commitment at the beginning of a period that calls for flexibility and adaptability, as well as mental dexterity and versatility, when we deal with a greater variety of people and even make new connections, are more verbal about our thoughts and ideas and also more inclined to see both sides or several angles of an issue. Information flow and exchange is usually quick during this time and should keep us busy as well as mobile. After the Moon’s ingress to Leo at 6:37 pm EDT will we feel more confident, centered and proud of our role or performance.
Tarot card of the day is “The Hierophant”, representing traditional values and moral development. This card is suggesting that we stay within conventional bounds and follow established social structures and traditions. There is a need to conform to rules or fixed situations and to go along with the program. We are working as part of a team and are doing the right thing. This concerns especially the bridging of the earthly and divine, which can be achieved by using our situation or particular circumstances to transcend as yet unevolved aspects of ourselves. A gateway to higher consciousness is open for us today that allows us to access the sacred as we try to understand the inner world.
In the news: Liberal leader Christy Clark will head a majority B.C. liberal government after leading her party to a stunning coming-from-behind victory in B.C.’s election
necessity for action intensifying, urging us to reorganize our circumstances so that they are better manageable and provide a solid platform from which we can pursue our intentions.
Tarot card of the day is the “The High Priestess”, suggesting that we’re aware of a larger reality and see the potential or understand the possibilities as we open 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.
In the news: Angelina Jolie has double mastectomy due to breast cancer risk – Chris Hadfield’s next mission: Intensive rehab
What me personally concerns, I feel really tried and tested by the slow browsing ability I’ve been experiencing lately (and yes, I cleansed my browser and ran the antivirus scan a couple of times) . Today, per example, it took me 6 minutes!!!! to sign in to WordPress and then of course, it would only download the image after the second attempt. The weather network’s site, for which I dragged an icon to my desktop to be able to access it quickly any time, has been a pain since they “upgraded” it. It takes forever to load and then it doesn’t provide any forecasts except for the current temperature, unless you are willing to commit prolonged periods of time to “play” with this site. Not to mention Facebook! I hope this will be getting better once Mercury has made ingress to Gemini.