Mars in Sagittarius is square Jupiter in Pisces and Pallas in Sagittarius is trine Eris Rx in Aries,
Satya Paul Tarot Deck
indicating that we need to overcome a pressing urge to jump to conclusion and into situations for the sake of action and with the aim of scoring big and let us be guided by our knowledge and higher principles instead. With Venus’ re-entry into Scorpio tonight at 07:33 pm EST
, where she will travel until January 8, 2011, a phase begins when we can apply a rebalanced system of values resultant from the retrograde in order to evolve our approach.
Tarot card of the day is “The Druid” (Hierophant), representing concern with matters of faith, belief and morality and states that are both, reverential and mystical. This card symbolizes a bridge between the outer world of perceptions and the inner world of spirit. We are encouraged to find freedom through knowledge and exploration. This might be a time when we are in the process of finding meaning in our lives through looking within for guidance. We may need to adopt a more conventional way of thinking though.
In the news: The release of more than 250,000 classified State Department documents forced the Obama administration into damage control, trying to contain fallout from unflattering assessments of world leaders and revelations about backstage U.S. diplomacy. The publication of secret cables on Sunday amplified widespread global alarm about Iran’s nuclear ambitions and unveiled occasional U.S. pressure tactics aimed at hot spots in Afghanistan, Pakistan and North Korea. The leaks also disclosed bluntly candid impressions from both diplomats and other world leaders about America’s allies and foes. -The leaking of these documents (Mars-Jupiter square happening at the time of the Third Quarter Moon and with aspect contacts which involve Eris – these are depicting the mentality and attitudes in this case) is a huge blow to the U.S.’s image as ‘world saviour’ that spreads nasty truths about tactics and strategies used by diplomats and world leaders alike to achieve their ends (Pallas-Eris), exposed with Venus is in the last degree of Libra (diplomacy, interaction, allies and foes), a point of culmination and urgency. The world of politics is no nice arena where fair competition takes place – it is the business of washing dirty laundry.
Personal Note: Yesterday night I found myself a good spot on the sidewalk from where to watch the Christmas Parade as it proceeded down mainstreet. Looking at those nicely decorated cars and caravans and listening to the Christmas music really got me in the spirit of the season, although I was ‘frozen’ from standing there for half an hour at least. It took my mind off from the problems and frustrations, in particular what the broken dryer concerns J didn’t repair or replace, which means he’ll be doing this during the Mercury retrograde, when it may occur to him that this house doesn’t have the space I’d need to dry his uniforms. As always, it’s first things first for him, but this is his learning process he has to go through and all I can do is to hope that he may come out of it wiser. 🙂