Astro-Notes on August 30, 2014

Daily aspects:
– Moon ingress to Scorpio at 4:52 am EDT
– Venus in Leo trine Eris Rx in Aries

The mood shifted in the early morning and as a consequence, we either deal with intensified impulses or

desires or seek to replenish and regenerate from within. In any case, we succeeded with the promotion or pursuit of our self-interests or put ourselves or our personal enjoyment first and this allows us to bring forth a more authentic side of our nature. However, strong self-love can take many forms and for some this means showing their narcissism, sense of entitlement or egoism, while others may display competitiveness and sportsmanship and demonstrate their talents and creativity.

Tarot card of the day is the Ace of Pentacles”, indicating a new beginning that involves the material aspect of our life. New investments and business ventures are becoming available. We can proceed with trust and take advantage of what works for us, while focusing on concrete results and on the manifestation of our goals. We can make a real-world impact; we’re experiencing growth, a feeling of prosperity and abundance, we flourish and draw to us what we need. Moreover, we operate from a known position, have a support system and can achieve tangible results.

In the news: http://video.ca.msn.com/watch/video/lybia-crisis-turning-into-civil-war/16a2r6h63?from=HP12_CBC and http://video.ca.msn.com/watch/video/ukraine-crisis-intensifies/16arkivgv?from=HP12_CBC and http://video.ca.msn.com/watch/video/roger-federer-advances-to-3rd-round-of-u-s-open/16afljhms?from=HP12_CBC and http://entertainment.ca.msn.com/music/contest/arianagrande.aspx

Astro-Notes on August 29, 2014

Daily aspects:
– Mars in Scorpio semi-sextile NN in Libra/quincunx SN in Aries
– Sun in Virgo opposite Neptune Rx in Pisces
– Juno in Cancer opposite Pluto Rx in Capricorn
– Mercury in Virgo semi-square Jupiter in Leo

We have to face it. Some of our expectations and hopes haven’t been met and a few relationship dynamics

haven’t worked out. This means we have to try again or try a different approach or come up with an alternative or plan B. Whatever it takes, the initiative has to come from us, because there has been ‘silence’ on the other end or a lack of commitment and follow through, which left us in this state of confusion and uncertainty, wondering what’s going on and why this is happening. Therefore, we have to confront these unresolved issues and get some answers or figure out how to deal with the situation, which options we have or what can be done about it or what our personal outlook is in this regard. In any case, some amends or even sacrifices might have to be made.

Tarot card of the day is the 4 of Cups”, suggesting that we’re consumed with our emotions and thus with life’s twists and turns. Consequently, we could be ignoring the outer world due to being intensely focused on these personal matters. The more important is it to re-evaluate our situation and to look deep within to find the truth or path we’re searching. It is essential that we examine our feelings and thoughts to gain clarity. An offer has been presented to us and we are asked to consider all options carefully before making a decision. Moreover, we’re reminded that we cannot take everything for granted and need to count our blessings. We are the only limiting factor to our endless gain. Awareness of the natural flow of abundance and enhancement is critical.

In the news: http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/beach-closed-keep-out-billionaire-tries-to-block-surfers and http://money.ca.msn.com/investing/money-sense/the-home-reno-cheat-sheet and http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/safe-to-drink-what-to-know-about-brain-ravaging-amoeba and http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/back-to-school-sleep-tips-for-kids-1

Astro-Notes on August 28, 2014

Daily aspects:
– Sun in Virgo semi-square NN in Libra/sesqui SN in Aries
– Venus in Leo sextile NN in Libra/trine SN in Aries
– Mercury in Virgo quincunx Eris Rx in Aries
– Mars in Scorpio semi-sextile NN in Libra/quincunx SN in Aries

At this point is it really important to make preparations and plans for the near future, to tidy up where necessary, sort out things and work out arrangements so that we can finalize what we started in the recent past. This requires that we shift our focus to our self-interests and also to those matters, which need our attention or to be addressed. Therefore, if we take advantage of good relations and contractual offers or agreements we might receive responses that validate our self-worth and feel better about ourselves as well as more confident in regard to our future prospects.

Tarot card of the day is the Queen of Cups”, symbolizing a seeker of inner transformation who possesses a strong perspective and perceptive nature. Suggested is furthermore that we are acknowledging our emotions and feelings. We trust our intuition and listen to our inner voice as well as to the sensations and impressions we’re getting from our environment. In our interactions with others we need to empathize and show true compassion, helping people along their chosen pathway. This is a day when we’ll be following the lead of our heart.

Astro-Notes on August 27, 2014

Daily aspects:
– Vesta in Scorpio sextile Pluto Rx in Capricorn
– Venus in Leo square Mars in Scorpio
– Moon ingress to Libra at 5:54 pm EDT
– Mercury in Virgo semi-square Ceres in Scorpio

With everything that just happened we use every opportunity to dedicate us wholeheartedly toward reorganizing and restructuring our affairs. Again, personal priorities might come last, if at all. Yet, we have to turn a corner and follow through with our intentions – no matter how complicated things are. Therefore, it is critical that we evolve or renew our nurturing principle, deepen or end existing bonds, intensify our commitment, share resources, finalize negotiations etc. (my daughter will be handing in her letter of resignation) to have this off our schedule. In the evening will we seek to smooth the inner waves and could feel a sense of togetherness.

Tarot card of the day is the Ace of Pentacles”, indicating a new beginning that involves the material aspect of our life. New investments and business ventures are becoming available. We can proceed with trust and take advantage of what works for us, while focusing on concrete results and on the manifestation of our goals. We can make a real-world impact; we’re experiencing growth, a feeling of prosperity and abundance, we flourish and draw to us what we need. Moreover, we operate from a known position, have a support system and can achieve tangible results.

Astro-Notes on August 26, 2014

Daily aspects:
– Ceres in Scorpio trine Neptune Rx in Pisces
– Venus in Leo square Saturn in Scorpio
– Mercury in Virgo semi-sextile NN in Libra/quincunx SN in Aries

Now that the time of uncertainty and waiting is over– for better or for worse, depending on the

circumstances – and we got some closure – depending on whether negotiations were successful or not – we either mourn or regret and have sorrows or we feel relieved, hopeful and even celebrate. In any case, a complicated situation could have gotten in the way with our personal priorities and preferences. At work, we had a tough going with all the merchandise we had to handle and even felt sick toward the end of the shift from the dust and dirt we inhaled as we cut our cardboard boxes open. However, we rocked it – said my boss. Great examples of the current energy weather are found in the news of Burger King’s merger (Ceres in Scorpio can be related to a merger in the food business) with Tim Hortons about which most Canadians are not very happy and are wondering if this is the end of an icon (Ceres-Neptune). Also, Canadian staff has been pulled from the Ebola lab in Sierra Leona for their protection and the parents of 3 young girls in Manitoba were charged with making child pornography, their abused children have been taken into Child Care Service (extreme violation of the nurturing principle). This afternoon I got a message from my daughter that she’s got the job in Timmins she had applied for, which I had anticipated, especially after I drew the Justice card this morning.

Tarot card of the day is Justice”, indicating that justice will be served and a fair decision will be made. The workings of karma will be evident. Therefore, an understanding of cause and effect or consequences is necessary. A sharp mind is needed and so is a clear-sighted view. This is a time to remain objective and impartial. We need to apply ethical principles, try to do what’s right and play by the rules. Thus, we can handle the situation and settle old accounts and debts.

Astro-Notes on August 25, 2014 – Virgo New Moon

Daily aspects:
– Mercury in Virgo sextile Mars and Saturn in Scorpio
– Moon ingress to Virgo at 5:32 am EDT
– Venus in Leo quincunx Chiron Rx in Pisces and trine Uranus Rx in Aries
– New Moon at 2:18 Virgo at 10:12 am EDT
– Mars conjunct Saturn in Scorpio
– Pallas in Libra quincunx Neptune Rx in Pisces

The Mars- Saturn conjunction in Scorpio has been rocking our world in form of powerful earthquakes and other traumatic, destructive or renewing, regenerating experiences, which are shaking us up from within and causing us to be resourceful and prepared, while thinking about our self-preservation and planning our moves. We can no longer afford to sit idly around, taking our privileges for granted or waiting on others to come to our rescue; we have to rise up to the challenges and take the reigns in our own hands to be able to influence certain developments or conditions and have our needs met. This requires that we review unresolved problems, unfulfilled hopes and longings and recurring wounding patterns and then prioritize differently, thereby discerning what is most important for our own satisfaction, Self-validation or wellbeing in this regard so that we can proceed with greater confidence and more Self-love or appreciation for our inherent gifts and talents. Finally, we have a chance to change how we feel about ourselves and our abilities, while taking our choices and showing our true colors.

The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 2:18 Virgo states:
“Two guardian angels. Keynote: Invisible help and protection in times of crisis – STRENGTH WITHIN.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Page 152)

Virgo New Moon 2014

All we need is to trust – in ourselves and in the universe. Once we access our inner pool or reservoir of power and establish a link that connects us with our center and at the same time to a higher source, we’ll be able to rely on ourselves and everything we’ve been bestowed and equipped with – thus starting over and realizing our potential.

Tarot card of the day is the Knight of Swords”, indicating

that we’re embarking on a new project or idea and there’s no stopping us. We’re headstrong and outspoken as we know what we are talking about and let others know where we or they stand, thereby going straight to the point. Certain things can no longer be avoided – the confrontation will come and commence. Yet, there is great ambition, determination and strength as our physical, emotional and spiritual energy is at a peak. Group discussions with like-minded people are best suited to inspire and motivate one another.

Astro-Notes on August 24, 2014

Daily aspects:
– Chiron Rx in Pisces semi-sextile Uranus Rx in Aries (aspect perfection)
– Sun in Virgo sesqui Uranus Rx in Aries
– Mercury in Virgo opposite Chiron Rx in Pisces and quincunx Uranus Rx in Aries
– Juno in Cancer semi-sextile Jupiter in Leo
– Mars conjunct Saturn in Scorpio
– Mercury in Virgo sextile Mars and Saturn in Scorpio

My daughter visited for the weekend. This not only changed my routine, but also the ideas or plans we had in mind for our time together, because we’ve been pretty much on the go, driving around and browsing through different stores, looking for a few select items, instead of going on the nice walk we had on our agenda for this afternoon. However, the weather wasn’t really cooperative anyway and I got my chance to finally buy 2 pieces for my living room I’ve wanted for a while. Lucia assembled them for me. She also put the floating shelf on the wall in the bathroom and helped me getting my groceries. So, I made quite some progress in this regard, very well aware that I should count my blessings, even though my heart hurts. Things are starting to look good in here and I’ve been able to spend time with my daughter on top of that, for which I am very grateful, especially since it might well have been the last time in a long time that I’ve seen her. With Uranus squaring her Sun, she’s in the process of making big life changes. Therefore, as one cycle ends and another begins (and Mars and Saturn in Scorpio are conjunct my Neptune and semi-sextile my Venus), these shared activities and responsibilities are accompanied by a sense of inevitability, even finality, and this will provide the necessary impetus for empowerment and evolution through intent and mastery. Or, in other words, we will have opportunities to clean up our act and get our stuff together if we set our mind to it.

Lucia also drew the Tarot card of the day from her favorite deck, which is the Psychic Tarot (she has a Pluto-SN conjunction in Scorpio), and would you believe it – she got a Chakra Card – the Heart Chakra, which represents unconditional love as well as compassion and harmony in relationships, all of which leads to healing. This chakra is believed to be the link between your mind, body and soul. Balancing this area may take a while, but you should allow all the time that you need so the healing energy can get through and flow freely. By loving yourself and others, as well as learning forgiveness, you’ll become more attuned with spirit.