The waxing square between Jupiter Rx in Aries and Pluto Rx in Capricorn perfected today together with Mercury in Leo’s sesqui-quadrate to the North Node in Capricorn. Consequently, we could’ve experienced the pressure related to this crisis in management, of struggling to remain in control over set-backing influences, restricting conditions and limiting circumstances, testing our strength, will and power, intensifying. We know that we need to get ahead and in the same token we understand that we also need to cut us some slack to be able to replenish our resources – physically and mentally. Therefore, we may want to consider our obligations and goals from a self-responsible perspective and reorganize our priorities accordingly. Thus, we might be feeling relieved and liberated, grabbing for change and excitement, after the Moon’s ingress into Aquarius at 03:37 pm EDT. Our individual choices in this regard will bring us immediate results, thereby offering a chance to revitalize and rebalance with the Moon’s instant sextile to Uranus Rx in Aries and trine to Saturn in Libra. These developments lead us into the peak of the Cancer lunation cycle that will transpire at 09:36 pm EDT in the Aquarius Full Moon, a time when success and failure of initiatives begun in sync with the seed impulse are highlighted.
The Sabian Symbol for the Moon at 02:59 Aquarius states:
A middle-aged woman, her long hair flowing over her shoulders and in a braless youthful garment. Keynote: The will to meet the challenge of age in terms of our modern society’s glorification of youth – INDEPENDENCE.”
The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 02:59 Leo states:
“A deserter from the Navy. Keynote: The individual’s self-realization through a crucial repudiation of a collective status, which has become unbearable – DESOCIALIZATION.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and Its 360 Symbolic Phases”, Pages 133 and 250)
Implied by these symbolical pictures is a redefining of our sense of Self, based on a refusal to be bound by or live up to rules and standards, which are irreconcilable with our Self-interests and the new trend we initiated. In the context of the message that sounded forth at the time of the Solar Eclipse/Cancer New Moon we are now confronted by a moral choice that involves the manner in which we seek to express our personal rebellion at this stage of our individuating process, whereby we can either opt for progress and thus individual evolving and contributing to the elevation of group conciousness, or regress and adopt an anarchistic attitude.
Tarot card of the day is a double: “Ace of Wands covered by the Nine of Pentacles”. The Ace of Wands suggests a new beginning, a creative, dynamic energy and a spark of inspiration, which allows you to create a whole new plan for the future. The focus is on the potential of new ideas that are forming. You realize that you may have several options to consider, all of which look promising. It relates to exciting new directions in your working life, which may come from within in the shape of brilliant, intuitive ideas, or from outside, in the form of a challenging new project. Fruitful innovation is signalled, but success and satisfaction will only come after taking on a challenge or challenges that involve taking risks. Personal contentment will be the result of taking a chance, which requires the application of foresight, good planning and being prepared. Self-sufficiency is indicated as is a strong feeling of sustenance, material comfort and solid, sensual pleasure. A project will bring happiness and a sense of serenity as a consequence. The 9 of Pentacles represents all that is most gracious, high-minded and civilized and can also be a sign of discipline and self-control.
So, basically, the new beginning or new direction (new trend) promised by the Ace of Wands will lead to success if we let us be guided by high-mindedness and civilized behavior, implicated by the 9 of Pentacles as the covering card.
As it was to be expected, we came home late from our shopping spray and were both quite exhausted. However, the story of course didn’t end there – I had to unpack and store away the groceries, while at the same time I quickly prepared something to eat for my daughter, who still had another one-hour drive home. She wouldn’t stay overnight, because her dog was alone. My rabbit wasn’t happy either that I haven’t been there for her in the evening. J couldn’t wait to go to bed to make sure he’d get enough sleep in order to be able to drive all the way to his mom’s place. Anyway, once I was done in the kitchen, had fed and soothed the rabbit, I was too tired to empty my bags and remove the price tags from the clothes – just let everything sit on the couch and then fell into my bed. The early getup this morning didn’t help me feeling better. So, I just cleaned up and finally stored away my stuff and then went back to bed. I could’ve slept all day long, but I got up around noon to do the laundry and write a short blog about the Full Moon event. In the afternoon I sat outside – it was the first time this week that we had nice summer weather. I couldn’t focus on the book though; I clearly needed this day of simple relaxing to replenish my resources.