Astro-Notes on March 6, 2015

Daily aspects:
– Venus in Aries semi-sextile Chiron in Pisces
– Mercury in Aquarius semi-sextile Ceres in Capricorn
– Moon ingress to Libra at 7:51 pm EST

We’re adjusting our priorities to be able to take care of a problem or issue that has been a source of difficulties and hurt or just unfinished business bothering us for which we have to come up with some kind of compromise. This requires that we brace ourselves to endure these overwhelming conditions for hopefully a last time in order to have the matter dealt with without further delays and focus on establishing support so that we can achieve our goal. Later at night will we feel more relaxed and at peace, while seeking to create the harmony we need in our surroundings. And yes, it is bitterly cold here once again.

Tarot card of the day is the 7 of Cups”, representing a multiplicity of possibilities and choices that need to be looked at for their potential – real or imagined – as well as for their basis in reality, whereby we need to be aware that not all that glisters is gold and that less enticing options might turn out to be great opportunities. Therefore, it’s important now to narrow our focus.

Astro-Notes on March 5, 2015 – Virgo Full Moon

Daily aspects:
– Sun in Pisces quincunx Jupiter Rx in Leo, semi-sextile Uranus in Aries and sextile Pluto in Capricorn
– Full Moon at 14:50 Virgo/Pisces at 1:05 pm EST

Today, the Pisces Sun moved into the aspect configuration that connects retrograde Jupiter in Leo, Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn, and then was met by the Moon to mark the culmination of the 2. Aquarius lunation cycle and my daughter has the rooms for our Easter weekend getaway in Toronto booked, right downtown, where we are close to everything. This is an example of a personal adjustment for entertainment purposes for which the excitement is gradually building up for us. In fact, we can’t wait for this to happen and want to see the time until then flying by. Moreover, my boss at work finally acknowledged that I’ve been productive, which is actually true for me most of the time, just that I don’t brag about it and therefore tend to be ‘overseen’, even though I accomplish more than my fair share or else they wouldn’t have assigned me an additional department. So, something has come full circle, so to speak, and in this process our self-image or a part of our personality, which has been concealed or unacknowledged, draws more attention to our person and is undergoing change. Consequently, we’re seeing the light at the end of the tunnel or at long last there’s a silver lining on the horizon for us, which can be used constructively if we choose so. Anyway, together with this cycle did also the impulse that sounded forth with the Virgo New Moon on August 25 peak. Thus, “totality of being” (keyword of the Sabian Symbol for the Aquarius New Moon) has become fulfilled through “deeds well done” (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Virgo Full Moon); the “spiritual brotherhood” (Sabian Symbol for the Aquarius New Moon) is the seed of “culture” (keyword of the Sabian Symbol for the Virgo Full Moon). In the same sense has the “strength within” (keyword of the Sabian Symbol for the Virgo New Moon) led to “strength without or valorization” (keyword of the Sabian Symbol for the Pisces Sun); the “invisible help and protection afforded by guardian angels” (Sabian Symbol and keynote for the Virgo New Moon) have resulted in “thorough rehearsing before power is used or evoked” (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Pisces Sun).

The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon at 14:50 Virgo states:
“A fine lace handkerchief, heirloom from valorous ancestors. Keynote: The quintessence of deeds well done – CULTURE.”

The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 14:50 Pisces states:
“An officer instructing his men before a simulated assault under a barrage of live shells. Keynote: The need for thorough rehearsing before any complex and inherently dangerous social ritual in which power is used or evoked – VALORIZATION.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 159-160 and 278, respectively)

We are coming out of the shadow and are excited where our emerging individuality is taking us. Getting noticed, we have a chance to position or present ourselves well and rise to the occasion prepared and ready to make a lasting impression or to stand out from the rest of the crowd.

Virgo FM 2015

Tarot card of the day is the “10 of Pentacles”, suggesting that we seek out permanence and are looking for a solution that will last. Therefore, we are working on the creation of a lasting foundation by moving beyond makeshift arrangements and through a consensus of vision. This card refers to a climax in our foundational life, a culmination, completion or achievement we’ve reached that is the result of our material and tangible efforts and allows us to make a commitment to a sustainable future. We’re now investing in long-term benefits, knowing that we need a consistent approach in order to achieve success that will stand the test of time.

Astro-Notes on March 4, 2015

Daily aspects:
– Mercury conjunct Vesta in Aquarius
– Moon ingress to Virgo at 6:57 am EST
– Venus in Aries trine Jupiter Rx in Leo, conjunct Uranus and square Pluto in Capricorn
– Mars conjunct SN in Aries/opposite NN in Libra

Not only returned I home late from work yesterday afternoon due to a snow and ice storm that saw many of

my co-workers leaving early, I also talked to my girlfriends for the rest of the evening – one of them was involved in a car accident and is fortunately not hurt, the other one got hired for the job she had applied for and another one’s baby is due to arrive. Unexpected, shocking news, all the while my own excitement is rising as I find myself in the midst of making plans for an Easter weekend getaway to Toronto with my daughter for which my time off request got approved today. It also warmed up here, which is nice for a change. However, it didn’t last long; the next extreme cold warning is already out for tonight and tomorrow morning. So, no relief in sight yet and the forecast for spring in this area is also very disappointing. It’s devastating to our wellbeing and sense of happiness to endure these arctic temperatures for such a long time. These conditions beyond our control keep us struggling and on the edge, itching for warmer climates. We’ve been having half a year of winter for the last 3 years in a row, which becomes unbearable after a while. The longing for a change or break from this pattern is strong. Most folks wish they could just move away from here, me included. In the meantime, tax returns have arrived in the mail and we also made progress in some relationship situations where proposals or requests have worked out. On the other hand, past fights and initiatives could have been reignited, especially when the line of least resistance was taken and we were not pleased with others’ actions or approved of their motives. There’s a lot more I could say, but it is too late for me already. With the approaching Full Moon, I seem to have no time for anything anymore.

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.

Astro-Notes on March 3, 2015

Daily aspects:
– Jupiter Rx in Leo trine Uranus in Aries
– Mercury in Aquarius semi-sextile Chiron in Pisces and conjunct Vesta

We closed this chapter, our perspective has shifted, our options have changed and we left the Mercury

shadow. Our focus is now on reforming the causes we hold sacred and make progress with this. Therefore, we have to begin to think and choose differently and dedicate ourselves toward that end in order to be able to bridge our differences and find closure.

Tarot card of the day is the Queen of Swords”, suggesting that we’re finding mental clarity, apply logic and objectivity to a situation and work on problem-solving and detachment from emotions in order to be able to judge and discern impartially. We’re cutting to the chase and get straight to the point. The situation demands that we come into our own by finding independence and autonomy and having the courage of our convictions.

Astro-Notes on March 2, 2015

Daily aspects:
– Vesta in Aquarius semi-sextile Chiron in Pisces
– Jupiter Rx in Leo trine Uranus in Aries
– Mercury in Aquarius semi-sextile Chiron in Pisces

Reviewing our personal mission, quest or options has resulted in liberation from a past influence and new inspiration guiding our choices as this journey comes to an end – at least for now. We are painfully aware of the wound, the unfinished business or unresolved issue that requires our dedication and focus and therefore, we’re making the necessary adjustment commitment-wise and schedule accordingly. Meetings and other get-togethers we set up for this purpose will unite us behind a common cause.

Tarot card of the day is the 9 of Cups”, otherwise known as the ‘wish card’. This card warns us to be careful about ‘what we wish for’, but is also about counting our blessings, living in the moment and enjoying the good things life has to offer. Joy and happiness are within our grasp as long as we don’t overdo. We can relish in the fact that we’re about to finally achieve what we have set out to do. There is stability and advancement and a strong possibility to obtain our goals.

Astro-Notes on March 1, 2015

Daily aspects:
– Sun in Pisces semi-sextile Venus in Aries and SN in Aries/quincunx NN in Libra
– Venus conjunct SN in Aries/opposite NN in Libra
– Mars in Aries semi-sextile Neptune in Pisces
– Mercury in Aquarius sextile Uranus in Aries, opposite Jupiter Rx in Leo and semi-sextile Pluto in Capricorn
– Ceres in Capricorn semi-square Saturn in Sagittarius
– Vesta in Aquarius semi-sextile Chiron in Pisces
– Moon ingress to Leo at 6:34 pm EST

Today is about adjustments, as we are going over desires, values and relationships we’ve pursued in the

past, assessing them anew based on fresh input or changed objectives together with the options we have in this regard and therefore could be making different choices, if we take advantage of these openings or offerings. The time of self-undoing and/or victimization is over. We’re feeling stronger, we have hope again and our mental outlook has been altered. Amazing what a few changed factors or ingredients can do to the scenario or setup. In the same sense as we long for this extreme cold to end, are we struggling to overcome other conditions that prevent us from achieving our goals and being at peace or standing above the issue at hand. However, we need to realize that it is up to us how we process our experiences and that we can do something about the way we react, respond and feel and this starts with loving ourselves and trusting in our capabilities, especially in our own power and competence. It is important now to take charge over our affairs, understand the lessons we’re undergoing and to resist the compelling negativity, last resort reactions and defensiveness we’ve been struggling with for too long. Tonight, after the Moon’s ingress to Leo, will we seek to be more creative, self-expressive and confident, while tending to our inner child.

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.