Astro-Notes on September 19, 2017 – Virgo New Moon

Daily Aspects:
– Uranus Rx in Aries semi-square Neptune Rx in Pisces
– Sun in Virgo opposite Chiron Rx in Pisces
– Venus ingress to Virgo at 6:15 pm PDT (until Oct 14)
– Mercury in Virgo opposite Neptune Rx in Pisces and sesqui-quadrate Uranus Rx in Aries
– New Moon at 27:27 Virgo at 10:29 pm PDT

New Moons are times of new beginnings, because they start a new lunation cycle and allow us to plant new seeds. A New Moon in Virgo is a good time to set intentions toward self-improvement, job training and perfecting our skills, having healthy and practical routines, toward functionality, problem-solving and damage control as well as toward being efficient, meticulous, conscientious and pragmatic in everything we do.

With the New Moon opposite Chiron and quincunx Uranus and its ruler Mercury opposite Neptune and sesqui-quadrate Uranus, we’re painfully aware of a long-standing and as yet unresolved issue we need to bridge to be able to move forward with our life. Yet, we don’t know how to proceed, because no matter how we look at it, things aren’t simple, but rather uncertain and unclear.

Therefore, it is critical at this time to get into a different mindset and think outside the box. We need to stop overanalyzing and worrying and instead open us to inspiration so that we can make the necessary adjustments in a changing situation and also anticipate what we can expect under these conditions. Now that Mercury is leaving his shadow zone, new information is coming in we can use to figure out a more effective approach.

Mercury’s next aspects are a semi-square to Ceres and a trine to Pallas, putting emphasis on the nurturing principle and the strategies we’re employing. Scrutinizing our familiar environment and the ways we seek support, to bond and take care of our affairs will help us to make decisions about whether these are working for us or not and which matters require more effort and better planning.

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Prior to the New Moon did Vesta make ingress to Libra, Venus’ sign, and Venus to Virgo after she transited the eclipse point. This means, a matter related to self-worth and self-validation triggered the theme that was ushered in by the eclipse and shifted the energy, bringing focus and dedication to social causes or projects, which need to be balanced and evaluated based on priorities and values that revolve around service, usefulness and profitability. With the fall equinox only a couple of days away, we’re approaching a turning point in the wheel of the year that refers to restoring equilibrium in our life, especially in regard to relationships and rules of engagement where we need to find consensus, come to an agreement and reason things out.

The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 27:27 Virgo states: bald-headed-man-20261078

“A bald-headed man who has seized power. Keynote: The sheer power of personality in times that call for decision – THE POWER OF THE WILL.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Page 168)

During this cycle will we show strong self-determination and the necessary motivation to advance our agenda. As the Jupiter-Uranus opposition is tightening, our options need to be assessed from a different angle so that we don’t contradict ourselves anymore and can make progress.

Tarot card of the day is the “Wheel of Fortune” indicating that the wheel has turned and we’ve entered a new phase of the cycle. We must accept that things can always turn around; that what goes around comes around. However, in every crisis lies opportunity. It’s not a time to be complacent; instead we have to actively follow this path now and go with the flow.

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Astro-Notes on September 12, 2017 – Third Quarter Moon in Gemini

Daily Aspects:
– Mercury in Virgo sesqui-quadrate Pluto Rx in Capricorn
– Venus in Leo trine Saturn in Sagittarius
– Third Quarter Moon at 20:39 Gemini/Virgo at 11:24 pm PDT
– Eris Rx in Aries trine NN in Leo/sextile SN in Aquarius

At this Final Quarter stage in the lunation cycle, Mercury in Virgo, who rules both – the Sun and the Moon, leaves a sesqui-quadrate to Pluto and moves into a trine to Juno. Another trine is formed by Venus and Saturn, whereas Vesta opposes Chiron and quincunxes Uranus and Saturn squares the Moon and the Sun. Moreover, Pallas, symbol of our mental strategy, just stationed retrograde in Taurus. She will be retracing her steps to a degree she first visited on June 11.

Thus, for the next 3 months we’ll be reviewing our approach since then together with the strategies or politics we’ve been using to find out where we got stuck or have to be more consistent and persistent. Confronted by an unresolved issue into which we poured lots of energy, we’re left with a ‘hole’ that has become a drain for us and therefore adjustments have to be made so that we can turn this situation around, which requires an awareness of our shortcomings and the flaws in these projects or causes that haven’t worked out so far.

Consequently, it is critical at this point that we probe our mind and get to the bottom of this. We might already have realized that our inner dialogue is not effective or even sabotaging our efforts. ‘The crisis in consciousness or perception’ that accompanies this phase in the lunation cycle challenges us to overcome a state of ‘scattered-ness’ by applying focus and objectivity to the task at hand, which will allow us to make the right decisions and also feel more at ease. This will moreover provide us with a sense of personal accomplishment or at least with greater structure and as a result, we’ll master a relationship situation prepared, collected and competently.

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Tarot card of the day is “The Emperor”, symbolizing the masculine principle, the animus within us and the patriarchy. This card is representative of structure and stability and thus implies that we’re creating order out of chaos by mapping out what needs to be done, sticking with the plan and seeing it through to its completion. We have to be highly organized and coordinated in our approach and must maintain our concentration and focus. Moreover, we need to become or bring forth our own authority and know that we can master our world.

Astro-Notes on September 6, 2017 – Pisces Full Moon

Daily Aspects:
– Full Moon at 13:53 Pisces/Virgo at 0:02 am PDT
– Sun in Virgo trine Pallas in Taurus
– Vesta in Virgo quincunx Eris Rx in Aries and semi-sextile NN in Leo/quincunx SN in Aquarius
– Venus in Leo square Pallas in Taurus
– Ceres in Cancer square Eris Rx in Aries

The Pisces Full Moon highlights the axis of service and sacrifice, where matters concerning duties, routines, health, criticism, details and problem-solving versus charity, oneness, compassion, deception, escapism, suffering and self-undoing are coming to a head now.

We’re having a pretty complex and dynamic aspect pattern going on. Neptune, the ruler of the Pisces Full Moon, is in conjunction to it, whereas Pallas forms flowing aspects to the Full Moon pairing and Neptune, but squares Venus, who is engaged in adjusting aspects to the Full Moon pairing and Neptune. More adjusting aspects are cast by Vesta – to Eris and the nodal axis, while another square is connecting Ceres with Eris. Moreover, the Full Moon pairing and Neptune are involved in tense octile aspects with Uranus. In addition to that, Mars made ingress to Virgo and Mercury has stationed direct.

Thus, we’re dealing with a very strong Neptunian influence under the illuminating light of the Full Moon that is bringing a confrontation with an unacknowledged or hidden part of ourselves -sort of a watershed moment – and could feel potentially overwhelming, especially when it seems we’re losing in this situation. Have we been self-delusional, self-deceiving, self-denying, self-diminishing, self-sacrificing or selfless? Do we really serve our highest purpose in life or have we been led astray and lost sight of it, while chasing some lofty ideal?

There’s no need to freak out now; things are never just black and white, they come in many shades and colors and they change all the time. So, we can’t give up hope now, even though we might be at our most vulnerable point, but would still benefit from having a scrutinizing look at ourselves and our life’s situation so that we can shake some of this confusion and gain clarity or get inspired as to how to proceed.

Some issues are shifting and others are intensifying in tandem with this climax. For instance, the way we seek to assert ourselves has changed from dramatic, creative and grand acts (Mars in Leo) to a simple, methodical and functional modus operanti (Mars in Virgo) that is informed by the data and connections we’ve reviewed over the last 3 weeks. We figured out a pattern we’ve been repeating that has become second nature to us, but is at cross purpose with our personal values and needs.

Therefore, we have to become aware of those occasions when we stand in our own way and set priorities or give in to preferences that divert our energies from the causes we need to dedicate ourselves to and keep working on if we want to be successful. It would serve us well to realize when we fall into those traps and become a victim of our own self-undoing. In order to turn things around for us, we have to break the spell and catch ourselves in the moment. Taking charge of our mind, being thoughtful and attentive will help us to control our attitude and our effort. It would also be wise to make amends where we erred.

As the second Leo lunation cycle culminates, the impulse that sounded forth at the time of the Pisces New Moon at the end of February also comes to fruition. Using the images of the Sabian Symbols, we get this story:

“The mermaid that emerged from the ocean waves” (Sabian Symbol for the Leo NM/SE) is replaced by “a Lady, who is wrapped in a large stole of fox fur” (Sabian Symbol for the Pisces FM) – the image or vision we have been seeking to bring into form is now ‘dressed up’ by the intellect – we realize that we need to smarten up and also train and clear or purify the mind. This requires from “the hockey, who spurned his horse to outdistance his rivals” (Sabian Symbol for the Pisces NM) to “rely upon his aristocratic family tree” (Sabian Symbol for the Virgo Sun) – the mobilization of our energy and skills has resulted in us using our root power – we distinguish ourselves by the virtues we inherited or which are inbuilt in our character. This is what sets us apart from others.

So, winning is a matter of being smart and prepared and ready to jump on our horse like a knight in shining armor to save the day and make a lasting impression.

The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon at 13:53 Pisces states:

“A Lady wrapped in a large stole of fox fur. Keynote: The use of intelligence and mental subtlety as a protection against storms and trials – need for PROTECTIVE SHIELDING.”

The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 13:53 Virgo states:

“An aristocratic family tree. Keynote: A deep reliance upon the ancestral roots of individual character – ROOT POWER.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 276-277 and 159, respectively)

These symbols ring particularly true for all the people who had to flee or get evacuated because of the raging storms and wildfires (Ceres square Eris and FM conjunct Neptune in octile aspects with Uranus). The devastation and the loss of land, property and possessions is immense, but everyday heroes have come to the rescue and saved countless human and animal lives, provided shelter and food, while others donated or used their own means to help out (Venus square Pallas and semi-sextile FM, Pallas sextile FM and trine Sun). In these examples we could see for ourselves, who are the ones of ‘noble character’ (an aristocratic family tree) and who are not (Vesta quincunx Eris).

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Since the Full Moon happened for us here on the West Coast almost exactly at midnight I’m posting the Tarot cards for both days. They both refer to the situation and need to be read and applied together.

Tarot card for September 5th is the “7 of Pentacles”, suggesting slow growth. The seeds have been sown, but there is no sign yet that they have germinated. Some things are moving along well and we feel hopeful about the future, while others seem to be pointless. Consequently, we are applying a long-term view and focus on sustainability of results. It’s time now to assess which of our energy investments are worth it and where we might have to change direction. Thus, we are taking stock, reflecting on our progress, questioning our choices and find out where we stand.

Tarot card for September 6th 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 29, 2017 – First Quarter Moon in Sagittarius

Daily Aspects:
– First Quarter Moon at 6:11 Sagittarius/Virgo at 1:12 am PDT
– Sun in Virgo semi-square Jupiter in Libra
– Ceres in Cancer sextile Vesta in Virgo
– Jupiter in Libra sextile Saturn in Sagittarius
– Pallas in Taurus sextile Neptune Rx in Pisces
– Uranus Rx in Aries semi-square Neptune Rx in Pisces

At the time of the First Quarter Moon in this second Leo lunation cycle that was ‘ushered in’ by a solar eclipse, Jupiter in Libra, the dispositor of the waxing Sagittarius Moon is holding a sextile to Saturn, who is traveling Jupiter’s sign and has just turned direct. More sextiles connect Ceres with Vesta and Pallas with Neptune, whereas the Virgo Sun is casting a tense semi-square to Jupiter.

So, as we are undergoing this first test in the cycle related to our identity or sense of Self that has been termed the ‘crisis in action’, we could have received feedback or news that felt disheartening and consequently forced us into serious self-analysis or at least to look at ourselves with a self-critical view, which could have led us questioning our beliefs in and about ourselves together with our perceived role in this situation. In fact, we could be experiencing a crisis of faith and purpose and simply shrink from the immensity of the task we have taken upon ourselves, especially if we compare our level of expertise with those of others.

Thus, it seems as though the ‘yearning for conscious form and solidity’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Leo NM/SE) that has emerged at the onset of this cycle has suddenly moved far out of our reach, while we are struggling to come to terms with our own limitations. However, if we commit ourselves to our cause or project with the diligence this deserves, we have a chance to work things out; we just have to take care of the details and keep pursuing this dream, vision or ideal of ours. We can’t give up now, but have to be consistent in our efforts.

This Mercury’s retrograde through Virgo corresponds to a review period during which we go over ideas, information, plans, matters of communication and connection etc. time and again to figure out how to improve these or which techniques and methods to use or how they can be helpful and of service to us. Therefore, the lessons we’re undergoing are meant to provide us with guidance and understanding so that we can assess and weigh our options from a fair and balanced viewpoint, which will help us to increase our sense of structure and authority.

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Tarot card of the day is “Temperance”, suggesting a need for emotional stability, which can be achieved through moderation and a commitment to sobriety. We need to find middle ground, avoid excess, foster cooperation, cleanse our body and mind, heal ourselves and recognize the flow in our life. As we observe the nature of energy, we learn how to mix the right ingredients in our own life to maintain equilibrium and see all imbalances drifting away. Instead of sweeping changes subtle shifts need to take place. With renewed energy and vigor comes the promise of new growth.

Astro-Notes on August 21, 2017 – 2nd Leo New Moon/Total Solar Eclipse

Daily Aspects:
– Venus in Cancer semi-sextile NN in Leo/quincunx SN in Aquarius
– Ceres in Cancer opposite Pluto Rx in Capricorn
– Pallas in Taurus semi-square Chiron Rx in Pisces
– Total Solar Eclipse/New Moon at 28:52 Leo at 11:30 am PDT
– Moon ingress to Virgo at 1:24 pm PDT

Today we’re experiencing another New Moon in the sign Leo that allows us to build on the intentions we set and worked on manifesting during the preceding lunation cycle, only from a reformed point of view that will assist us with instigating the necessary changes.

This 2nd Leo New Moon is a Total Solar Eclipse that has been called ‘the Great American Eclipse’, because it’s path of visible totality falls over the United States, which means our attention will be drawn to this part of the world, where we already witnessed how ‘the collective shadow’ has been played out in the full ‘light of the Sun’.

During eclipse season the pace of things accelerates, while we’re approaching a turning point that has the potential to either increase or diminish our light. In any case, it is a ‘reset’.
The New Moon transpires at 11:30 am PDT and because it is an eclipse it will set the ‘tone’ for the next half year and, in some cases, even years to come. A total eclipse of the Sun occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth line up exactly as the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun. However, the apparent size of the Moon is smaller than that of the Sun, as seen from our viewpoint here on Earth. Therefore, the Sun’s light is still visible in form of a very bright ring, or annulus, that is surrounding the outline of the Moon. Thus, we don’t see a total occultation, instead the sky turns dark and casts shadows over the landscape, the hues of which seem to be ‘otherworldly’, while our attention is captured by the ‘fiery’ circle of light that dominates the sky with its allure and can be taken as an ‘omen’, opening a ‘portal’ to another ‘dimension’ that is leading right into the ‘heart of darkness’.

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Consequently, 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 day/conscious awareness, triggering individual and collective transitions, marked by endings and new beginnings. Eclipses belong to a larger pattern or series; 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 1 North, which means the Leo New Moon/Solar Eclipse is conjunct the North Node of the Moon, a point of spiritual intake that encourages new beginnings and has connotations to the state of the ego.

This particular Saros Series was the last time around in August 1999 (look for the common theme) and it’s hallmark is a Jupiter-Pluto opposition, which is directly on the Uranus/Node midpoint. The Jupiter/Saturn midpoint is also on the Venus axis and Mars squares the New Moon/Neptune midpoint for which Bernadette Brady gives the following interpretation:

“Unexpected events involving friends or groups place a great deal of pressure on personal relationships. These relationship issues may loom large as the eclipse affects the chart. The individual would be wise not to make any hasty decisions since information is distorted and possibly false. The eclipse also has an essence of tiredness or health problems attached to it.”

(Bernadette Brady, “Predictive Astrology, The Eagle and The Lark, Appendices, Page 308)

2 weeks ago we had a Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius that was an ‘awakening’ and asked us to be true to ourselves, especially in the way we’re networking and subsequently identifying with certain groups. The realizations we experienced uncovered or unveiled things that needed to be brought out of the shadow. Moreover, people have been unmasked and we might now see how this resonates with the statement above and to a larger extent with the events that happened in August 1999 (or at the other times this eclipse series was around – 1978, 1963, 1945 etc.).

Because the Leo NM/SE activates the long-standing Chiron-Uranus semi-sextile with both of these planetary bodies in retrograde motion, we can no longer hide in our cave, but have to show our true colors as an unresolved wounding issue is demanding closure. Consequently, we realize where we’ve shot ourselves in the foot in the process and have to do things differently. Although our sense of Self has changed and so has our life, we haven’t been able to truly start over yet. However, we’re morphing into a new identity, while things are shifting and unraveling and once Mercury will come back to the degree of this eclipse we will know more.

The Sabian Symbol for the TSE/New Moon at 28:52 Leo states:

“A mermaid emerges from the ocean waves ready for rebirth in human form. Keynote: The stage at which an intense feeling-intuition rising from the unconscious is about to take form as a conscious thought – THE YEARNING FOR CONSCIOUS FORM AND SOLIDITY.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolic Phases”, Page 149)

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Mars, the dispositor of Uranus, is leaving a sextile to Jupiter and approaching a trine to Saturn, suggesting that we can take advantage of social opportunities to pursue our personal and creative intentions and make things happen. Now that we understand how we need to assert ourselves and what course of action we should take to reach our goals, we should be able to ‘wing’ it and successfully play the system’s game.

With Ceres opposite Pluto and Vesta trine Pluto we’re ready and keen to access our inner source of power and rely on our resourcefulness, which helps us to gather support and bond with our environment, whereby we need to face and resolve issues of co-dependency. Moreover, we’ve effectively committed ourselves to renewal and rekindled our inner fire. However, Pallas’s semi-square to Chiron serves as a reminder to be aware of the occasion when we repeat patterns that have proved to be futile and employed strategies that failed us or even made things worse. Same begets same. Therefore, we need to strive toward improvement and take the higher road, while nurturing and fostering our highest potential. Venus’s adjusting aspects to the nodal axis invite us to upgrade our value system for a more ‘glorious’ future by developing and integrating the yin traits (inclusiveness, love, peace etc.) associated with the feminine principle.

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Tarot card of the day and for this important new cycle 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 us as we’re going through that which cannot be avoided, while accepting the inevitable and riding our fate. This card symbolises the death of a situation in our lives that can also refer to letting go off an attitude or belief. Death comes in many shapes and forms and throughout our life we go through many little deaths. These transitions clear the boards and sweep away all that is useless, outdated, destructive or unhealthy. A chapter in your life is ending and it is important how we react to this. Acceptance and release are key here. Trust that what is being taken from you is for the best and will be replaced by something infinitely better. It might even bring relief after the end of a difficult period.

Astro-Notes on August 14, 2017 – Third Quarter Moon in Taurus

Daily Aspects:
– Mercury Rx in Virgo trine Pallas in Taurus
– Venus in Cancer semi-sextile Mars in Leo and opposite Pluto Rx in Capricorn
– Chiron Rx in Pisces semi-sextile Uranus Rx in Aries
– Uranus Rx in Aries semi-square Neptune Rx in Pisces
– Third Quarter Moon at 22:25 Taurus/Leo at 6:14 pm PDT
– Vesta in Virgo opposite Neptune Rx in Pisces and sesqui-quadrate Uranus Rx in Aries

Currently, we’re midway between eclipses and can certainly already tell that things are shifting. Mercury’s second trine to Pallas together with the Sun’s trine to Saturn are indicators of our recent achievements and the results they bestowed upon our life. We’re on the right track. Our persistence has served us well. Matters of communication and connectivity we’ve reviewed have assisted us in this process; we’ve come a long way and learnt a lot from the experiences life taught us these last weeks and months. A period during which we underwent increased personal structuring, hardships or limitations, has ended.

However, with Venus opposite Pluto and Vesta opposite Neptune and sesqui-quadrate Uranus, we’re experiencing conflicting emotions and passions, demanding from us to confront our inner demons, face our insecurities and become aware of those scenarios in which we tend to self-sabotage and hinder our own progress, because we’re too focused on certain ideals that we dim our own light and sell ourselves short or we come up with excuses to cover for our fear of failure. What we need to realize is that instead of devoting us to perfection, which is an ideal, we need to work on ‘perfecting’ through training, practicing and improving our skills.

As the waning Taurus Moon squares the Leo Sun, the ‘crisis in consciousness or perception’ that accompanies this stage in the lunation cycle, challenges us to overcome ourselves by building up self-confidence and -worth, taking a few well-calculated personal risks and showcasing our talents. It is critical at this point that we reignite our inner spark and commit us to our causes and projects with renewed dedication. Venus’ semi-sextile to Mars asks us to adjust our priorities and values in a way that supports our personal or creative intentions and initiatives.

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Tarot card of the day is the “6 of Pentacles”, for the most part indicating a turn for the better and that we’re heading into a positive cycle. 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 August 7, 2017 – Aquarius Full Moon – Partial Lunar Eclipse

Daily Aspects:
– Mars in Leo semi-sextile Ceres in Cancer
– Vesta in Virgo sesqui-quadrate Eris Rx in Aries
– Partial Lunar Eclipse/Full Moon at 15:25 Aquarius/Leo at 11:10 am PDT
– Mercury in Virgo trine Pallas in Taurus
– Chiron Rx in Pisces semi-sextile Uranus Rx in Aries
– Uranus Rx in Aries semi-square Neptune Rx in Pisces

A Full Moon that highlights the Aquarius-Leo polarity brings matters regarding our individual creativity, self-expression, sense of Self and identity versus our group participation and contribution and our social purpose and social ambitions to a head.

This one is a Lunar Eclipse, which intensifies the emotional effect and impact on our inner landscape. In the same sense as the Moon disc disappears in the dark umbra of the Earth’s shadow during a partial lunar eclipse can we get a tangible grip on our emotions and habitual and instinctive responses.
The lunation cycle is culminating now – we are being illumined one way or the other by the crisis, closure or completion that’s unfolding in a rather rapid procession. Intentions set at the time of the Leo New Moon and even farther back at the time of the Aquarius New Moon at the end of January are either bearing fruit or have to let go off.

Using the symbolical imagery of the Sabians we notice that the ‘man mobilized by his ambitions’ (Sabian Symbol for the Leo New Moon) has become ‘a big business man’ (Sabian Symbol for the Aquarius Full Moon); the ‘conflagration’ he experienced (keyword of the Sabian Symbol for the Leo New Moon) has brought him to a point, where he needs to be able to ‘organize many aspects of an enterprise that involves a large group of human beings’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Aquarius Full Moon). This is the result of ‘a flag that turned into an eagle’ (Sabian Symbol for the Aquarius New Moon from January) and thus, of ‘acting out the vision’ (keyword of the Sabian Symbol for the Aquarius New Moon). As a consequence, ‘the storm ends and all nature rejoices in brilliant sunshine’ (Sabian Symbol for the Leo Sun), which means there is a ‘surge of life and love after the major crisis’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Leo Sun) we underwent.

The Sabian Symbol for the LE/Full Moon at 15:25 Aquarius states:

“A big business man at his desk. Keynote: The ability to organize the many aspects of an enterprise involving a large group of human beings – ORGANATION.”

The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 15:25 Leo states:

“The storm ended, all nature rejoices in brilliant sunshine. Keynote: The surge of life and love after a major crisis – THE JOY AND POWER OF NEW BEGINNINGS.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolic Phases”, Pages 258-259 and 141, respectively)

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Suggested by these statements is that we’ve been trying to reinvent ourselves and turn our life around, whereby we had to weather a few storms – we could have even underwent an existential crisis. However, the revelation we received or insights we’re having at this critical time inspired us to look at the issue differently, from a new angle or perspective, which will allow us to break out of a pattern we’ve been repeating that has proved to be futile, because our role in this situation hasn’t changed and we ended up giving up our independence (the eclipse is on the South Node).

This realization is the catalyst that propels us into serving our self-interests or to follow the beat of our own drum, which requires moreover that we stop criticizing ourselves or doubting our skills if we want to succeed with our causes and projects. Also, we cannot wait on others, think they have the answers or the expertise or expect from them to help us, but have to do this ourselves. We’re truly the co-creators of our own reality and future.

Uranus, the ruler of the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse has turned retrograde a few days ago and is holding a semi-sextile with retrograde Chiron in Pisces and a semi-square with retrograde Neptune in Pisces. There is strong emphasis on reviewing and reforming, altering, resetting, reshaping, remodeling and re-envisioning (Mercury is about to turn retrograde as well). We definitely have to go over ‘the whole process’ we initiated with a changed attitude or mindset.

The Jupiter-Pluto square brought up some inconvenient truths we cannot deny any longer that forced us to change course or at least evaluate our options anew. Mercury’s trine to Pallas indicates that our analysis of these circumstances has helped us to recognize certain patterns that keep repeating. As Venus moves into tense octile aspects with the nodal axis, we are urged to deviate from this path and concentrate on our future prospects instead by taking care of our own stuff. Although we might have needed the input from the group, our social circle and friends in the past, now is the time to nurture and support our set of values.
Mars in Leo’s semi-sextile to Ceres in Cancer asks us to follow the lead of our heart and invest our energy in such a way that it feeds and sustains our innermost longings.

Tarot card of the day is the “7 of Swords”, emphasizing a need to remain focused, keep distractions at a minimum, sustain an effort and pour energy into our projects. We could be working in an unstable way, using evasive tactics or escaping from the situation somehow. Awareness of an irritated, distracted, restless or bored mentality is imperative. In order to succeed we must accept that we might require regular stimulus and change or our efforts might be futile. If something doesn’t work out as planned or expected, we need to stretch our mind and look for an alternative. In addition, we could be facing serious relationship issues, where it is best to avoid any confrontation, but to employ tact and diplomacy instead. Moreover, we need to be honest and upfront in all our dealings and at the same time be cautious and wary as to who we trust.