With the inner planets’ engagement in hard octile aspects – Venus in Taurus casts a semi-square to Uranus in Aries and Mercury in Taurus a sesqui-quadrate to Saturn Rx in Libra – strong tensions felt on the emotional and mental levels may impel us to reorganize our agenda and instigate change, following a sudden impulse that calls for decisive action in a situation, where we want to make some headway. As Pallas stations retrograde at 15:49 Aquarius at 7:09 pm EDT, intelligent strategic maneuvering becomes all important for progress to happen. Pallas will retrace her steps from mid Aquarius to 27:11 Capricorn, where she will turn direct on September 24. This corresponds to a phase of rethinking our ideology and individual politics until we can lay down concrete steps to prepare for the future at the end of the retrograde. After the Moon’s ingress to Gemini at 7:56 pm EDT and subsequent square to Neptune in Pisces, the mood lightens up, allowing for adaptability and flexibility, but first we’ll have to overcome the state of confusion or disorientation we could be experiencing.
Tarot card of the day is “The Lovers”, coming with the message ‘The most attractive option is not always the right one’. This card stands for tough choices where moral values are questioned. We may have to go against conventional wisdom and also resolve inner conflicts so that an ‘inner marriage’ can occur. Choices we are presented with are not simply black and white; neither may they be resolved in a logical way.