Astro-Notes on March 26, 2015

Daily aspects:
– Moon ingress to Cancer at 3:45 pm EDT
– Mercury in Pisces semi-sextile Eris in Aries
– Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn

We have to adjust our plans and schedule in such way that we can meet our self-interests, knowing that we can’t delay certain things any longer. Once the Moon will make ingress to Cancer will we be striving for nurturance, while seeking to bond and to get the support we need.

Tarot card of the day is The Fool”, referring to unlimited potential, new beginnings, a sense of innocence and naivety. Anything can happen as we start on this journey. We could be taken into unchartered territory and thus need to be aware of the risks and dangers we could encounter, but also need to be ready to take on the opportunities presented to us. This card encourages us to have faith and calls upon us to trust, believe in our spirit and to follow our heart.

Astro-Notes on March 25, 2015

Daily aspects:
– Venus in Taurus quincunx NN in Libra/semi-sextile SN in Aries
– Sun in Aries trine Saturn Rx in Sagittarius
– Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn

A relationship situation, in which we could be struggling with unsettled emotions and even hostility or

fear, required from us to adjust our values and preferences to be able to arrange for our future prospects and ensure our emotional security. We express a greater sense of structure and have become stronger as a result, being determined to take more responsibility for our life.
Case in point: Germanwings cancels flights after staff refuses to fly in the aftermath of the tragedy that happened as Mercury met Chiron in conjunction in Pisces. Here, in Southern Ontario, we experienced an ice storm.

Tarot card of the day is the 5 of Wands”, depicting a day of struggles, restlessness and also playfulness when a lot of ideas are floating around and we could encounter conflicts or quarrels – inside and outside. We might be bothered by trivialities as well as overwhelmed by the pressure and demands on us. It is important to not lose sight of the bigger picture and let these minor vexations deplete our energies. Therefore, we need to get a grasp on these fluctuating energies and whims and carefully assess our attitude, while opening us to the changes they bring into our life.

Astro-Notes on March 24, 2015

Daily aspects:
– Pallas in Sagittarius sesqui Jupiter Rx in Leo and sextile Vesta in Aquarius
– Venus in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces
– Mercury conjunct Chiron in Pisces and sesqui Juno in Leo
– Moon ingress to Gemini at 9:22 am EDT
– Sun in Aries trine Juno in Leo
– Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn

A little self-love goes a long way – that’s what we could have learnt yesterday. Consequently, we’re starting a new sub-cycle today, during which we have a chance to focus on healing and wholesomeness, whereby it is critical that we put our best interests first in relationship situations where we tend to suffer, because of victimizing and confining thoughts, which have kept us trapped in this vicious circle. Our awareness of the dynamics, which play into this pattern, is essential in this regard and therefore, we have to come to the realization that we need to let go – no matter whether we care for it or not – and just follow the flow of events. We will get recognition for our initiatives and role in the grander scheme of things. After the Moon’s ingress to Gemini will it be easier for us to adapt and mix it up.

Tarot card of the day is the 2 of Wands”, representing the urge to move on, be bold and daring as well as original and proactive. This card indicates that we have come to a time of decision, where we must decide whether we want to build on what we have or perhaps expand in a new direction. Therefore, it is imperative that we bring forward the patience and focus of our intent and maximize on these opportunities, which are coming our way now. We need to confront the situation head-on, leave familiar grounds behind, step out into a new world and explore our options. Moreover, this card can also refer to the productive meeting of minds, from which partnerships can prosper and be successful.

Astro-Notes on March 23, 2015

Daily aspects:
– Pallas in Sagittarius sesqui Jupiter Rx in Leo and sextile Vesta in Aquarius
– Ceres in Capricorn semi-sextile Pallas in Sagittarius and semi-sextile Vesta in Aquarius
– Venus in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces
– Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn

Reaching out helps us to recreate opportunities for our personal entertainment or enjoyment in the

future and thus to invest in our cause. Therefore, if we take advantage of the openings and space we have to our disposal today, we can lay back later and tend to our wellbeing, while satisfying our senses or cravings.

Tarot card of the day is the 4 of Swords”, signifying a break from normal life and a time when we avoid overexertion. We seek to relax body and soul, because we want to gain a better perspective by standing back from the situation and coming 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.

Astro-Notes on March 22, 2015

Daily astrology:
– Moon ingress to Taurus at 6:40 am EDT
– Mars in Aries semi-square Neptune in Pisces
– Mercury in Pisces sextile Pluto in Capricorn and semi-sextile Uranus in Aries
– Pallas in Sagittarius sesqui Jupiter Rx in Leo and sextile Vesta in Aquarius
– Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn

We are having a slow start in the day and we’re also a bit laid back and spaced out, because we need the rest and some pampering. However, once we feel better, we have to snap out of it and move out of our comfort zone or get ready and going in order to be able to make our dreams come true. In fact, we can gain some influence or control over our affairs if we choose so, bring forth the necessary initiative and motivation and work on our progress. Therefore, it is important that we review our personal options in order to come up with the right approach and then dedicate us to our causes or projects convinced that we can make big strides if we only apply our mind to them.

Tarot card of the day is the 2 of Wands”, representing the urge to move on, be bold and daring as well as original and proactive. This card indicates that we have come to a time of decision, where we must decide whether we want to build on what we have or perhaps expand in a new direction. Therefore, it is imperative that we bring forward the patience and focus of our intent and maximize on these opportunities, which are coming our way now. We need to confront the situation head-on, leave familiar grounds behind, step out into a new world and explore our options. Moreover, this card can also refer to the productive meeting of minds, from which partnerships can prosper and be successful.

Astro-Notes on March 21, 2015

Daily aspects:
– Venus in Taurus quincunx Saturn Rx in Sagittarius
– Mercury in Pisces quincunx Jupiter Rx in Leo
– Mars conjunct Eris in Aries
– Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn

After we reviewed the situation and our options under these circumstances, we adjusted our plans and

preferences accordingly and acted in our self-interests. We want to see some results and get things done. Our competitive edge will show today and our self-determination will shoot up in response to a rising adrenalin level that is pushing us to assert ourselves more fiercely or boldly, while daring us to pack a punch and come out a winner.

Tarot card of the day is the Page of Cups”, representing some sort of beginning or renewal, which could herald a positive message we respond to in an emotional manner. Our intuition is sharp today and creative energy is trying to burst forth into our consciousness. Therefore, we need to be open to receive, express our emotions and let our heart lead the way. This card encourages us to take a fresh perspective on a difficult issue and to allow our creative Self to come to the fore so that a sense of freedom may reappear in our life.

Astro-Notes on March 20, 2015 – Total Solar Eclipse/Pisces New Moon

Daily aspects:
– Venus in Taurus square Juno in Leo and quincunx Saturn Rx in Sagittarius
– Vesta in Aquarius semi-sextile Ceres in Capricorn
– Total Solar Eclipse/New Moon at 29:27 Pisces at 5:36 am EDT
– Moon ingress to Aries at 6:27 am EDT
– Sun ingress to Aries/SPRING EQUINOX at 6:45 pm EDT
– Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn

We have to turn a corner in our interactions with others in order to be able to build up the emotional and material security we need and can make progress with our projects and causes, especially in those cases where we have been feeling unsupported and unaccomplished. In the same sense as the winter cannot last much longer, even though it seems to be holding on with a firm grip, shall we see change and progress soon. Current struggles are part of the transitional process we’re undergoing. They are only temporary and will lead to more appreciation of the simple pleasures life has to offer.
The Sun’s ingress to Aries later tonight at 6:45 pm EDT marks the Vernal Equinox and the beginning of spring here in the Northern Hemisphere. Day and night are of equal length today, poised and balanced, but about to tip over on the side of the light. This is reversed in the Southern Hemisphere, where now autumn begins. All solar festivals are quarter days in the wheel of the year that start a new season and are therefore relevant for the duration of it. However, the spring equinox can have influence over the entire year by revealing the trends that will ‘shoot up’ like the germs that pierce the harsh crust of the soil at this time of the year. The festival itself is sacred to dawn, the east, the morning star and to youth. Eostre (from whose name the direction East and the holiday Easter is derived) is a dawn goddess of the Saxons, like Aurora and Eos. Just as the dawn is the time of new light, so is the Vernal Equinox the time of new life. Holidays in March are dedicated to all the great fertility goddesses, who show themselves in the blossoms, the leaves on the trees, the sprouting of the crops, the mating of birds and the birth of young animals. In the agricultural cycle, it is time for planting. We are assured that life will continue. Consequently, the Sun’s transit through Aries corresponds to a time of emergence, “birth”, new beginnings and strong self-expression, when we feel the urge to initiate action on our behalf, to pioneer things and to conquer unchartered territories; when self-determination, impatience and willfulness are on the rise and when we are courageous, fierce and impulsive, even daring, as we’re pushing forward. Moreover, during this period will we be strongly inclined to assert our animus or the yang principle and thus show a tendency to act from an instinctual and primal level.

The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 29:27 Pisces states:
“A majestic rock formation resembling a face is idealized by a boy who takes it as his ideal of greatness and as he grows up begins to look like it. Keynote: The power of clearly visualized ideals to mold the life of the visualizer – ARCHETYPALIZATION.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Page 288)

TSE-Pisces NM 2015

The Pisces New Moon, which is a Total Solar Eclipse, transpires at 5:36 am EDT this morning, setting 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. Hence the Sun appears as a very bright ring, or annulus, surrounding the outline of the Moon. Thus, we don’t see a total occultation, instead our attention is captured by this ‘fiery’ circle of light that dominates the sky with its allure and is an ‘omen’, not only for things to come, but also in the sense of a ‘portal’, leading right into the ‘heart of darkness’. 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 17 South, which means the Pisces New Moon/Solar Eclipse is conjunct the South Node of the Moon, a point of extraction that is triggering the release and filtering of accumulated energies. This Saros Series was the last time around in March 1997 (look for the common theme). It has Jupiter on the New Moon/Uranus midpoint and Venus/Pluto midpoint and the Node on the midpoint of Mercury and Venus, for which Bernadette Brady gives the following interpretation:

“The issues with this family of eclipses are of sudden success in group projects or personal relationship matters. Happiness in love, thinking of love matters, good news concerning relationships or creative expression with a group.”

(Bernadette Brady, “Predictive Astrology: The Eagle and the Lark”, Appendices, Page 333)

A vision that has been formed over a long period of time or something we’ve been yearning and waiting for rather desperately is finally materializing and it’s affecting us in such a profound way that a ‘whole new life’ will be born from it out of which new possibilities arise and these in turn will shape our development and future.

Tarot card of the day is the Queen of Wands”, suggesting that we’re renewing ourselves as we’re summoning our creative energy and approach our life’s situations energetically and confident. We are not afraid of challenges and use our tremendous energy constructively as well as within the scope of our capabilities, which means we’re equipped to be successful and to effectively multi-task.