On Tuesday did Venus in Aries perfect her sextile to Chiron in Aquarius to let the Full Moon theme linger on through recently incured wounds. Accordingly, U.S. President Obama signed the healthcare “fixes” bill; the second major rain storm of the month pounded the Northeast of the U.S., pushing rivers over their banks, closing roads and schools and prompting evacuations; and 9 teens in Massachusetts have been charged in the death of a 15-year-old girl, who prosecutors claim was tormented into taking her own life or in other words “bullying suicide” after enduring months of verbal assault and threats – a case that brought us face to face with acts of inhumanity, which created uproar and shock as did the one regarding the dumped dead babies in China.
For us here, the water had been turned off again from morning til evening after they had reassured us that they had fixed it and we had emptied our containers with the stored water. This is how the system works in our part of the world and the average, friendly Canadian will just accept it. Since I couldn’t do what I had intended to do for that day I checked with mom and later on had also a chance to connect with Carola. At night we watched the movie “Sherlock Holmes” on DVD. Really entertaining and refreshingly different, in my humble opinion. Sadly though, I couldn’t understand Robert Downey Jr.’s accent most of the time and J had to rewind and then to repeat it for me. Here we go again. 😦 – Venus was in aspect to Chiron and I felt a bit like an “outcast” (outlandish would be a better choice of words).
Two cards fell out of my Tarot deck – the “Princess of Wands” covered by the “2 of Cups”, which can be interpreted as leaving things to chance and enjoying the lively conversations instead. However, I was also reminded that it’s time to use my creativity and start in a new direction – so far, I reflected for a few hours upon this suggestion.
In the meantime, it’s Wednesday and the Moon has ingressed Scorpio, providing me with the necessary power to accomplish my chores. I’ve been busy disposing of the garbage and doing laundry until Venus ingressed Taurus. The entire house smells different now. In the afternoon I’ve relaxed for a while with an astro book in the nice sunshine outside, celebrating Venus’ sign change. Our neighbor to the right came to the fence and exchanged a few niceties with me, taking a short break from his spring cleaning activities. Venus engaged in a quincunx with Saturn Rx in Libra and Mercury, following into Venus’ footsteps, has been forming a semi-sextile with Uranus and a sextile with Neptune today in addition to Juno’s sesqui-quadrate to Pluto. Everybody seems to be ‘dusting off’ the winter, now that ‘resurrection’ time approaches.
U.S. President Obama, who wants Congress to move a stalled climate change bill, has sought to reach out to Republicans by signaling he is open to allowing offshore drilling, providing coastlines are protected. Allowing offshore drilling also would create jobs and reduce U.S. long-term dependence on foreign oil. – That’s the official version offered to the public, but let’s not forget that Mercury is sextile Neptune in this picture. – Speaking at Andrews air base outside Washington, Obama said, “This is not a decision that I’ve made lightly.” He addressed the expected outcry from disappointed environmentalists by saying he had studied the issue for more than a year and concluded it was the right call given the nation’s voracious thirst for energy and the need to produce jobs and keep American businesses competitive. The president said moreover his decision is part of a broader strategy that also includes expanding the production of nuclear power and clean energy sources, to “move us from an economy that runs on fossil fuels and foreign oil to one that relies more on homegrown fuels and clean energy.” – The daily aspect pattern is well represented in this example: he addresses a sensitive theme directly that will disappoint environmentalists and other groups of people from which a public outcry can be expected – Mercury in aspect to Uranus and Neptune (both are still in mutual reception). This is repeated in Juno’s tense aspect to Pluto with Juno representing our principle of relating and Pluto as an indicator of natural resources, nuclear power and the economy – this announcement won’t sit well with conservationists – is it really just a reaching out to move a stalled bill or is it a sellout to big business – Venus in Taurus quincunx Saturn Rx in Libra?
Tarot card of the day is the “Prince of Wands” – a significator of an impetuous, intelligent young man, who has great plans for the future (go figure!). It certainly corresponded to the dynamic energy and the unexpected opportunities I was experiencing today.