Astro-Notes on July 10, 2014 – emotional balance

With Pallas in Virgo in opposition to retrograde Chiron in

Pisces and Ceres in Libra in opposition to Eris in Aries we are confronted by loose ends we haven’t tied up yet and other issues, where we more or less succeeded, but haven’t really solved the problem yet and have to counter opposition or fight for support, while trying to work it all out and reconcile conflicts as far as this is possible. Although we realize that we cannot win as things stand, we can at least strive to do our best under the circumstances. A semi-square between Juno in Gemini and Jupiter in Cancer urges us to maintain our flexibility, while exhausting our options. Holding on to past convictions and principles will only cause us more stress. Instead, we have to take things easy, find alternatives or apply a new perspective. After the Moon’s ingress to Cancer at the end of the day at 11:24 pm EDT will we feel like we got somewhere and achieved something.

Tarot card of the day is the King of Cups”, suggesting that we feel emotionally balanced and in control, because we’re drawing on emotional maturity to navigate life’s challenges. We’re approachable and can be relied upon, while being responsive instead of reactive and thus capable of managing strong emotions that may surface. Moreover, there is a focus on business matters. Consequently, a wide range of artistic and cultural activities are emphasized.

Astro-Notes on July 9, 2014 – having all the tools available

While the Sun in Cancer forms a sextile to Pallas in Virgo and a trine to retrograde Chiron in Pisces, Vesta in Libra moves into opposition to Eris in Aries and Mars in Libra into a quincunx to retrograde Neptune in Pisces. Consequently, we have a chance to improve our strategies and be more efficient, thus helping and protecting ourselves, while seeing to our growth and taking care of as yet unfinished issues, which had a way of exhausting us as these have been a source of recurrent ‘pain’, leaving us defenseless and reactive. Therefore, as we’ve been catching up these last few days, we restore our inner peace or balance and act in our self-interest what commitments, dedication and matters we hold sacred concerns. This requires that we adjust our intentions and actions accordingly so that we can meet ideals and expectations.
I finally got enough sleep after I returned home from work. Seems as though we’re making some progress there. However, with Mercury still in his shadow, not all the info I’ve been awaiting (new modulars) has been sent my way yet and the next truck was already there before I left. Additionally, tonight we have to disassemble a fixture for which we have to ‘join forces’ so to speak. But we’re getting there and yep, I started packing. :)

Tarot card of the day is The Magician”, coming with the message ‘I have the power to create’, because we have all the tools we need available – the sword of intellect, the wand of inspiration, the cup of emotion and the pentacle of practicality. This card suggests that it is time to approach our whole life or a situation with a new creative and original attitude. We have the ability to act not react, as well as the willpower to channel our energy in the direction we want it to go. With self-confidence we will gain the knowledge and the ability to tackle the important issues that need to be dealt with so that success can be achieved.

Astro-Notes on July 8, 2014 – moving forward with care

Venus in Gemini’s square to retrograde Chiron in Pisces together with

<the Sun in Cancer’s square to Uranus in Aries on which he follows up with a trine to retrograde Saturn in Scorpio, still in sextile aspect with Pallas in Virgo, keep us on our toes, while tuning up the pressure and accelerating the pace. However, if we use our time effectively instead of wasting it complaining about things we’re unhappy about and remove the obstacles in our way, we can turn a corner, see things through to the end and accomplish what we set out to do. We just have to go with the flow and not resisting it, because we want things our way. Juno in Gemini’s quincunx to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn shows an adjustment in relationship dynamics, which helps us to get over ourselves and regain control over our affairs.

Tarot card of the day is The Chariot”, suggesting that we take control and move forward with care. There is a need to remain focused and to keep the emotions in check. We need to harness our energy and apply it wisely. Self-discipline is important to be able to balance the light and shadow aspects of our personality.

Astro-Notes on July 7, 2014 – unwavering in the pursuit of our goals

Yep, today is the day I’m going to change my work schedule, routine and overall approach of a situation, where I need to be and stay on top of developments (Pallas Rx in Virgo quincunx Uranus in Aries + Venus in Gemini square Pallas, sextile Uranus and quincunx Saturn). Therefore, I stayed up late yesterday to get used to this new rhythm. Not an easy feat, mind you. My body is used to the early getups and usually ‘shuts down’ between 9 and 10 pm. In time I’ll have made that adjustment though, no doubt. The first day is usually the toughest ordeal. During my vacation I will be on a ‘later’ schedule anyway. Meanwhile, a sesqui-quadrate has formed between the Vesta-Ceres conjunction in Libra and retrograde Neptune in Pisces that is urging us to review the expectations and projections we have in regard to others and especially what matters of support and commitments concerns so that we can reach agreements and arrange for things without meddling unnecessarily with routines and procedures. It is important to get on the same page and thus to cooperate and work together or unite toward the common goal. If we are willing to make a few compromises, others might meet as half-way and then everything will be easier for all parties concerned.

Tarot card of the day is the Knight of Pentacles”, a card that contains an element of perfectionism and brings good news in financial matters. It indicates that we are unwavering in the pursuit of a goal, assess our circumstances candidly, are diligent and industrious, follow a routine and pay attention to the mundane and normal parts of life. We assume responsibility and take charge of a situation by accomplishing what is expected from us. This card has a grounding influence.

Astro-Notes on July 6, 2014 – recognizing choices

Today, Pallas in Virgo engages in a quincunx to Uranus in

Aries and a sextile to retrograde Saturn in Scorpio. Venus in Gemini moves into this aspect pattern with a square to Pallas, a sextile to Uranus and a quincunx to Saturn Rx, which is making things a bit more complex or complicated, while leaving us with mixed feelings about the whole matter. We thought we had it all figured out, had made all the necessary adjustments so that everything would work out perfectly what our personal priorities or preferences concerns. However, looking at the progress we made so far and the trends together with the obstacles we have to deal with or limitations we must accept, there’s a chance we can’t meet the deadline after all. Therefore, and after the input we’ve received, we’ve come to a decision and do the smart thing, even though this requires quite a few adjustments and might not be the best choice in regard to our personal needs and wants, but it could prove to be the just the most effective method or approach to a situation that could otherwise easily get out of our hands. After the Moon’s ingress to Scorpio at 3:33 pm EDT will we seek renewal and empowerment.

Tarot card of the day is the 2 of Pentacles”, advising us to strike a balance. This card comes with the message of unification as well as of recognizing choices and alternatives. It is important to think before we act, to be clear on our priorities and also on where we want to invest our time and energy. We need to maintain the harmony, be patient and cope with the demands in order to get on top of daily affairs. However, we could be feeling in high spirits and do something we enjoy.

Personal Notes: Yesterday when transiting Venus in Gemini squared my natal Uranus-Chiron opposition (with Uranus ruling my 6th house of work and my natal Saturn – obligations in this regard) I decided to go on the nightshift for the remaining 4 days of this work week in order to be able to accomplish my tasks as a department manager before I will leave on vacation. A co-worker, who is also a department manager had made the same arrangements for herself, which convinced me of the necessity of this sacrifice (natal Chiron in Pisces) and so did the reality we’re facing when we work during the day with customers in the store. Also, my SWAS leader to whom I have to report, agreed and admitted to this fact, even though that leaves him too in a somewhat dire situation during the day. However, deadlines have to be met and although I had my work week planned so that my schedule would fit my personal needs, I have to make these compromises based on the complicated circumstances. Yet, this might enable me to get on top of my affairs at work, though to my personal ‘detriment’ of course.