Astro-Notes on October 24, 2014 – Eclipse continued

With some posts I won’t be able to catch up or post in time, because not only are some days busier than others or filled with more chores, I also don’t invest all of my spare time sitting on my computer in this dark corner of my apartment, trying hard to compose a text when I’m not even inspired to do that. Besides, if the weather is nice, nothing can hold me inside. This is how I replenish and regenerate – my body has always been feeding on solar energy and sleep, of course (The Sun is one of my Tarot birth cards). The last couple of days, or rather afternoons, were warm and sunny and therefore, I used those last hours before sunset to go on a walk through my surroundings and take in the often stunning scenery. Nature’s beauty and bounty never fails to amaze me. Anyway, on my way home from work yesterday, I was astonished how packed both of the transit buses were until I remembered the Sabian Symbol for this lunation. How uncanny! What I gleaned from that was that I had to squeeze myself in, closer to others, even sharing a seat/bench, listening in to private conversations and somehow ‘merging’ with this atmosphere or blending in. Already at work I noticed that by putting the tables together in the lounge we were more ‘tightly knit’ together or closer to each other. Such a Scorpio thing. There is less privacy, but more space for intimacy, closeness and sharing and this is meant by the ‘widening of experience’ (keyword of the Sabian Symbol for the Scorpio New Moon) – a deepening of relations and greater involvement with others and with life in general (Jupiter in Leo sextile NN in Libra/trine SN in Aries). And yes, this is the outcome of struggles we underwent in the recent past and which have brought us closer together and also allowed us to recognize our allies and foes. Moreover, we now can see the bigger picture and understand some of the reasons why we can’t make progress, no matter how hard we try or how many sacrifices we make – some circumstances just remain beyond our control or influence and we have to accept that, surrender to these conditions and just go with the flow (Saturn in Scorpio quincunx Eris Rx in Aries, Chiron Rx in Pisces semi-sextile Uranus Rx in Aries). Yes, we’ve been through so much and we’re fed up with so many things, especially with the limitations we have to deal or work with, while trying to get or hold our stuff together and to retain our sanity. Although we’re exhausted and ‘broken’, with our faith shattered, we need to realize that blaming and complaining won’t help us; neither won’t extreme measures save us or allow us to escape from this vicious cycle. Only when we commit us to the high road and become aware how our attitude, perception of the situation and consequent choices and reactions affect our experiences will we be able to change our reality and liberate ourselves.

Tarot card of the day is The Devil”, a card that comes with the message “I can untie the binds and set myself free”. We may in some way feel controlled by our environment or by our attitude and may therefore have a fear of taking our power back or of having to succumb to unwanted circumstances. It’s a day when we’re overly concerned with material security and when therefore money and material wellbeing are very important to us. The material world is highlighted and with it our darker emotions. A tendency toward negativity and pessimism could keep us addicted and enslaved to whatever issue we give control over us. Therefore, temptations of all kinds will abound.

Astro-Notes on October 23, 2014 – Partial Solar Eclipse/Scorpio New Moon

Daily aspects:
– Sun ingress to Scorpio at 7:57 am EDT
– Venus ingress to Scorpio at 4:52 pm EDT (until Dec. 10)
– Moon ingress to Scorpio at 5:09 pm EDT
– Partial Solar Eclipse/New Moon at 0:24 Scorpio at 5:56 pm EDT
– Mars in Sagittarius semi-sextile Ceres in Scorpio
– Ceres in Scorpio sesqui Uranus Rx in Aries

Today, we see a triple ingress to Scorpio, followed by a Solar Eclipse in the very first degree of that sign and things are getting a lot more intense, emotional, extreme, complex and complicated. The Sun’s transit through this sign brings a period of Self-regeneration and –renewal, during which we have a chance to ‘shed a skin’, become more powerful, resourceful and influential and transform our sense of Self together with the way we express or present ourselves, while discarding a part of our personality we’ve outgrown. Whereas Venus’ corresponds to a phase during which we seek to transform our values and to renew and regenerate our life style, assets, relationships and earning potential. Moreover, we could undergo intensified or deepened sense experiences and involvement with the material world, while developing an appetite for life and all it has to offer.

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon, Earth and Sun align with the Moon’s nodal axis and the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partially obscuring Earth’s view of the Sun. During a partial Solar Eclipse the area of the Earth, which falls within the penumbra of the Moon, where the Sun is partly covered and its light dimmed to varying degrees, sees how the “Moon is taking a bite out of the Sun”. The phenomena of this transition is so palpable to our senses that it transcends the boundaries between the visible and invisible, and thus between the conscious and unconscious. Things that have been eclipsed in the area of our life, represented by the house in our natal chart, where the Eclipse has an impact, have now a chance to be brought into the light of conscious awareness, triggering individual and collective transitions, marked by endings and new beginnings. An Eclipse is a pattern-setting event with duration for up to half a year and longer.
Eclipses belong furthermore to a larger pattern; each Eclipse is a member of a family and each family has specific characteristics. The current Solar Eclipse is a member of the Saros Series 17 New North, which means the Scorpio New Moon/Solar Eclipse is conjunct the North Node of the Moon, a point of spiritual influx, which provides us with the courage to allow new energy in. This Saros Series was the last time around on October 12, 1996 and the same zodiacal degree was highlighted on October 24, 1995 (expect similar experiences to manifest) and it’s hallmark has Venus conjunct Mars while the Node occupies the midpoints of New Moon/Venus, New Moon/Mars and Mercury/Venus, for which Bernadette Brady gives the following interpretation:

“This series brings an impulsive energy to events. Socializing becomes hectic and issues emerge that motivate the individual. This motivation may be concerned with financial projects or relationship issues. Whatever the motivation, it is impulsive, passionate and exciting. Have fun, enjoy it.”
(Bernadette Brady, “Predictive Astrology: The Eagle and the Lark”, Appendices, Page 332)

The Sabian Symbol for the Partial Solar Eclipse/New Moon at 0:24 Scorpio states:
“A crowded sight-seeing bus on a city street. Keynote: The fundamental human eagerness to expand one’s social horizon and to experience the results of collective achievements and new ways of life – A WIDENING OF EXPERIENCE.”
Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Page 192)

Partial SE-Scorpio NM 2014

Tarot card of the day is the Knight of Cups”, symbolizing that we’re full of zeal as we serve our desires. We’re on a journey of imagination and creativity, where our idealism and love principle will be put to a test. Therefore, we’ll have to follow our heart in order to find our path.

To be continued……

Astro-Notes on October 22, 2014

Daily aspects:
– Venus in Libra sesqui Chiron Rx in Pisces and conjunct Sun
– Jupiter in Leo sextile NN in Libra/trine SN in Aries

A relationship situation that doesn’t seem to get better or comes with a sense of loss and leaves much to be desired or longed for is a source of wounding and hurt, causing us feelings of defeat and despair. Therefore, we need to accept that we cannot help it, yield to the conditions and go along, making the best of it.

Tarot card of the day is the King of Pentacles”, suggesting that we put quality over quantity and are good stewards of our life and energy. We pursue self-sufficiency and self-reliance, gain progress one step at a time and work toward a goal with firm resolve. Moreover, we handle any situation competently, meet commitment and promises and can be counted on. Our enterprising spirit comes forward as we turn this day into a successful day. This is a card of worldly success, ultimate fulfillment and material satisfaction that comes with the promise of financial stability and continuing prosperity.

Astro-Notes on October 21, 2014

Daily aspects:
– Moon ingress to Libra at 7:11 am EDT
– Vesta in Sagittarius sesqui Eris Rx in Aries
– Venus in Libra semi-sextile Ceres in Scorpio
– Sun in Libra sesqui Chiron Rx in Pisces
– Jupiter in Leo sextile NN in Libra/trine SN in Aries

After the Moon’s ingress to Libra in the morning we seek to establish emotional balance and a sense of inner peace or harmony, especially since the emotional intensity that has been arising due to recurring problems and disagreements with others could get us carried away if we don’t get it under control. It won’t be easy to be fair under these circumstances or to withhold judgment, but our relationships will suffer if we take things personal and express our anger and frustration. A chapter of our life is closing and we have to weigh our personal options as we concentrate on our future and mission.

Tarot card of the day is The Devil”, a card that comes with the message “I can untie the binds and set myself free”. We may in some way feel controlled by our environment or by our attitude and may therefore have a fear of taking our power back or of having to succumb to unwanted circumstances. It’s a day when we’re overly concerned with material security and when therefore money and material wellbeing are very important to us. The material world is highlighted and with it our darker emotions. A tendency toward negativity and pessimism could keep us addicted and enslaved to whatever issue we give control over us. Therefore, temptations of all kinds will abound.

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Astro-Notes on October 20, 2014

Daily aspects:
– Juno in Leo quincunx Neptune Rx in Pisces
– Venus in Libra sextile Mars in Sagittarius
– Sun in Libra semi-sextile Ceres in Scorpio
– Mercury Rx conjunct NN in Libra/opposite SN in Aries and sextile Jupiter in Leo
– Saturn in Scorpio quincunx Eris Rx in Aries (aspect perfection)

As we review our future prospects we realize that our renewed sense of structure and authority has to be

applied to a re-emerging sense of authenticity and this means we have to bring forth our competitive spirit and believe in ourselves and our capabilities. We also have to make an effort to reach out and set things in motion. It’s time to react to recent conversations and reconnect with those people who offered us assistance in the pursuit of our personal and creative options. Our destiny is calling us and we need to respond by taking advantage of the opportunities, which are present.

Tarot card of the day is the 6 of Pentacles”, suggesting that a balance of mind and spirit is needed to be able to decide which the best course of action would be in a difficult situation. Renewal is possible and equilibrium can be restored due to the kindness and support of others. We can tap the flow of abundance into our lives by placing ourselves purposefully in positions that stimulate a response from our environment. However, the element of balance is emphasized, especially what equality and fairness concerns. As we give so shall we receive and dispense charity in our own lives. This card speaks of the cyclical nature of life.

Astro-Notes on October 19, 2014

Daily aspects:
– Pallas ingress to Scorpio at 9:09 am EDT (until Dec. 27)
– Mercury Rx in Libra sesqui Neptune Rx in Pisces
– Juno in Leo quincunx Neptune Rx in Pisces
– Venus in Libra sextile Mars in Sagittarius
– Sun in Libra semi-sextile Ceres in Scorpio
– Mercury Rx conjunct NN in Libra/opposite SN in Aries

Today starts a period of tough maneuvering and negotiating, during which we’ll be using extreme and evolving strategies and schemes based on a black-and-white-, either-or-, do-or-die-mentality, together with powerful politics and complex tactics or procedures. We really want to meet our ideals and be able to satiate our longings. Therefore, we adjust our relationship principle, and personal role in particular, accordingly, while taking advantage of opportunities coming our way and encounters or offers. There is a good chance for lots of action or activities we can get involved in if we play our cards right and make the necessary arrangements, especially when we deal with our future prospects and face the question how to move on from here.

Tarot card of the day is the 10 of Wands”, suggesting that we’ve reached the end of a cycle after a period of struggle, where we now have to deal with the consequences of our achievement. This completion comes with great responsibilities and commitments though in order to ensure our ongoing success. Thus, we could be overextending ourselves as we carry our ambitious burdens by trying to do too much or because we have taken on too much. Therefore, it’s time to rebalance, to gather up our lessons and to recollect ourselves for the next phase life has to offer. As we press onwards, we need to pace ourselves, manage efficiently and prioritize or we could be ending up fighting uphill.

Astro-Notes on October 18, 2014

Daily aspects:
– Ceres in Scorpio semi-square Pluto in Capricorn
– Mercury Rx in Libra semi-square Vesta in Sagittarius
– Moon ingress to Virgo at 7:07 pm EDT

We want to conquer those last obstacles, which are in the way of completing a rather ‘big’ task, and are

ready to tackle the project(s). In fact, we feel the pressure of limited time and space for us to move in, however, we need to accept that these circumstances are beyond our control. Therefore, some things have to be postponed or rescheduled. We just cannot help it, but have to surrender and rearrange later, when the conditions are right. After the Moon’s ingress to Virgo will we focus on ‘cleaning our space’ and resolving our problems.

Per example, at work I have to complete a rather large modular by October 20, but due to my schedule, space we had to ‘clear out’ first and us being seriously understaffed, this won’t be done in time.

Tarot card of the day is the 4 of Swords”, signifying a break from normal life and a time when we seek to come to terms with what is. For the moment, there is a truce, which gives us a chance to stabilize ourselves, recover, center our thoughts, stop worrying, put down our defenses and take a breather from the chaos and stress around us. In a practical sense, this card is an indicator that we need to have some time out from our current circumstances, to reflect and review your progress so far to be able to re-evaluate and re-assess our priorities. There is light at the end of the tunnel and inevitable changes to come, which we need to use as a foundation stone for future plans. The shadow over our life is slowly moving away, but it will take some time.