On August 26, when Mercury stationed direct at 18:41 Leo at 6:02 pm EDT, did my daughter get a rental car that matches her previous vehicle and which she really likes to drive. She picked me up after another strenous day at work – strenous, because I was exhausted, hadn’t slept well and felt drained of energy, which made it tough to focus on anything – and brought me to the farm, where we’ve been staying since we got ‘thrown out’ of the house. From there she went to the camp, where everybody else was enjoying some nice time off, while I remained in the house alone with the dog, which didn’t bother me the least, because I desperately needed some ME-time and therefore went to bed early after a large, filling supper. Besides, I had to go to work the next morning. And yes, Mercury stationed in my 12th house – I seemed to be isolated from the rest of the world, sheltered in what had become a ‘retreat’ from civilization as I like to think of it into a lifestyle I personally find ‘nightmarish’. However, that night I was so self-focused with my thoughts centered on healing, on becoming whole again, that I wasn’t even afraid to be there all by my own. The Sun in Virgo was opposite Chiron Rx in Pisces and the Tarot card of the day was the “8 of Cups”. Thus, everybody there had chosen to leave a situation that was no longer wholesome for them and instead to enjoy the good times laying ahead of them as they got away from everything and had even a band organized for their entertainment.
On the 27th, when Mercury in Leo formed a sesqui-quadrate to Uranus Rx in Aries and the Sun in Virgo a quincunx, while Venus in Virgo engaged in a sesqui-quadrate to Eris Rx in Aries and Pallas Rx in Capricorn in a semi-sextile to Neptune Rx in Aquarius, change to improve the personal circumstances was stressed and the adjustment made in this regard was practical and convenient as well as serving our self-interests. My daughter asked me in the morning when she drove me to work if I’d like to stay with Sandra’s mother for a while until the windows and carpets in her house might be replaced. In its current state, the house is not the ‘ideal’ place for me to stay or live in. It’s pitch black in my bedroom, because of the patched-up window, which also doesn’t allow for air circulation on the upper level. Once they can actually begin with the repairs (they’re still awaiting insurance and building inspectors), they’ll have to move my furniture around and therefore I would only be in the way, while my always changing work schedule would just complicate things. So I agreed, because she assured me it’s a clean place where I could live a lot healthier and stress free. She brought me there after she had taken me grocery shopping after work and I was pleasantly surprised by my new surroundings. Mary, Sandra’s mother, is a wonderful woman with a big heart and a small dog, who totally reminds me of Ruby, my mother-in-law’s dog – it’s the same breed. Her home is modern and newly built. I have the whole basement level to myself, inclusive my own bathroom. What a treat! The universe is showering me with blessings – there’s no doubt about it. Tarot card of the day was the “Ace of Cups” – a huge cup has indeed been offered to me to drink from. With the beginning of this new friendship I’ve been presented with an opportunity for emotional and spiritual fulfillment. Mary and I have bonded instantly. We’re getting along very well and enjoyed many long conversations in the meantime. This happened in the wake of the Virgo New Moon, which fell on my Ascendant, conjunct natal Mars and opposite natal Descendant-Vesta, heralding a new beginning, which is affecting my self-image and the way I approach the world and includes relationship commitments in the context of ‘sacred’ space. Unsurprisingly, the Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 05:27 Virgo befits my personal situation very well as it states:
“A merry-go-round. Keynote: The first experience of the dynamic intensity of life processes and of the possibility of using them to reach a characteristic ego-satisfaction – AN OBJECTIVE APPROACH TO THE LIFE FORCE.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations And Its 360 Symbolic Phases”, Pages 153-154)
This symbolical expression is moreover beautifully resembled in the trine between the Virgo New Moon and Pluto Rx in Capricorn as well as in the Tarot card of “The Moon”, which emphasizes the need to go deep into our soul and dredge up our anxieties, fears, phobias and psychic blocks or complexes after we underwent this phase of purging. And even though we are now left in the dark, we will be guided by our inner light and intuition. As we go on, rising from the ashes renewed and reborn, we will gain clarity of perception, which will aid us in improving our personal circumstances. Venus in Virgo’s quincunx to Vesta Rx in Aquarius requires a value adjustment in order to re-dedicate our energies to our individual cause as we’re sorting out our priorities during this process of re-orientation.
Juno in Libra’s quincunx to Jupiter in Taurus on the 29th shifted relationship dynamics in a way that ensured steady growth onto which we can build on. Accordingly, the Tarot card of the day was the “10 of Pentacles“, indicating a sense of permanence and security and that things were on the upswing. I had a job interview on that day. Although it didn’t lead to a job offer, it was a first sign of progress after all that time of sending 0ut resumes and hearing nothing back. It also made me feel better in this regard. With the New Moon triggering my Ascendant, I’ve become more ‘visible’ – opportunities are coming my way now (or so it seems).
Prior to stationing retrograde at 10:21 Taurus at 5:17 am EDT on the 30th, Jupiter received a trine from Venus in Virgo, providing us with a sense of tangible security and effective stability. As Jupiter retraces his steps to 00:21 Taurus, where he will turn direct on December 25, we’ll be rebuilding beliefs, viewpoints, concepts and principles. Tarot card of the day was the “10 of Swords”, recommending to let go and be accepting of our current circumstances as we no longer resist change, but allow it to happen. We’re picking ourselves off the ground, reflect upon and learn from what the experience teaches us. Subsequently, we’re turning a corner and leaving behind one of the worst chapters of our lives. My daughter and her boyfriend moved back in the house as their hydro and gas was finally back on. I went to the mall after work to pick up the mail at a post station they have temporarily set up there. At night I started writing on this blog post, but then was too exhausted from the early shift to finish it.
Today Mercury in Leo is sesqui-quadrate Pluto Rx in Capricorn and trine the North Node in Sagittarius. I couldn’t continue writing, because we had to drive out to Sandra’s place to help her packing her stuff and then brought Dusty, her youngest son, back with us. So, I’ve been only on the computer for a couple of hours and shortly, I’ll leave for a late evening shift. However, it looks as though this blog post will get published after all (Mercury trine NN). Tarot card of the day is the “4 of Pentacles”, suggesting a need to control our environment so that we can manage the things on our personal agenda (Mercury sesqui Pluto).