Jupiter Rx in Pisces receives a trine from Pallas in Scorpio and a sesqui-quadrate from Venus in Scorpio. Another trine is formed between Vesta in Libra and the Neptune Rx-Chiron Rx conjunction in Aquarius. This implies that our mental strategy has evolved to a level of understanding that influences our approach in profound ways, thereby allowing us to draw from our highest potential, depending upon the degree of awareness we have developed, of course. If this learning process has led to a state of unity and thus of more wholesomeness, we have truly made progress and sophisticated individually, while also fulfilling our part in the larger scheme of things by contributing to the elevation of group consciousness. The Sun’s conjunction to Saturn in Libra at the apex point of a t-square with the nodal axis indicates that by reaching this crossroads on our path, there is a feeling present that a way of living is coming to an end as well as a sensing that we have to step up to these new responsibilities in order to assume more control over our life, especially what the rules of engagement concerns. As this new cycle begins, we are challenged to break with unproductive past patterns and to leave our fears behind, while planting the seeds of integrity, maturity and personal authority, thereby strengthening our sense of Self. After the Moon’s Cancer ingress at 09:45 am EDT and opposition to Pluto in Capricorn a few hours later, attempts to withdraw into the safety of our shell and side-step the restructuring forces at work will be confronted by the inevitable, which leads into the “crisis in consciousness”, associated with the Third Quarter Moon. With the waning Cancer Moon conjunct her South Node and squaring off the Sun-Saturn conjunction in Libra the challenge is to substantiate the poise we’ve achieved through resoluteness, patience and support of established structures.
Tarot card of the day is a double: “The Fool covered by The Moon”, which is representative of the start of a new journey with unlimited as yet unrealized potential. A choice has to be made that involves trust as we’re following the calling to serve our higher purpose, while being guided by the source of intuitive clarity and creative vision. We must unravel the perplexity of our thoughts and have the intensity of diligence to stay the course and pursue the path that leads to the expression of our higher Self.
In the news: North Korea on Thursday released what is believed the first official image of leader Kim Jong Il’s youngest son and apparent heir after the younger Kim earlier this week was handed top military and party posts at a Workers’ Party conference. The ascension of Kim Jong Un to a prominent ruling party post put him well on the path to succeed the supreme leader at the helm of nuclear-armed North Korea and carry the family dynasty into a third generation. After months of speculation, the state KCNA news agency announced on Wednesday that the untested Kim Jong Un had been made second in command to his father at the ruling party’s powerful Central Military Commission. “It is another step toward a new power structure which will consist of Kim Jong Un, a young and inexperienced dictator, and two people — his aunt and her husband — who will be making all real political decisions while mentoring the young leader,” said Andrei Lankov, a North Korea expert at Kookmin University. “A figurehead and a couple of powerful regents, if you like.” – In this case, the ruler makes sure that his established structures are well supported by the same clan to carry the family dynasty into another generation (Moon in Cancer conjunct SN square Sun-Saturn in Libra), which is also very much in line with the beginning of a new Sun-Saturn cycle – the son is about to succeed the father as heir, whereby he is learning from his more experienced family members (The Fool covered by The Moon).