Astro-Notes on January 31, 2012 – getting our head above water

A semi-sextile between Venus in Pisces and Eris in Aries demands an adjustment in attitude that requires from us to release feelings of helplessness and despair and instead motivate ourselves into actions that will see us ending up on the winning side. Therefore, we have to raise the competitive spirit within us and be determined to give our best to answer to our unfulfilled longings.

Tarot card of the day is the “6 of Swords”, which indicates a slight reduction in stress and strain. Things will be better than they were in the recent past. There is the possibility of travel and the scenery is changing – literally or figuratively, all of which is helpful to get our head above water. The bottom has been reached and the process of healing has begun. There is finality in this journey. The future is not yet visible, but the past is definitely over. We’re moving away from turbulence toward calmer times and will need to make a transition that is better for us in the long-term.

Astro-Notes on January 30, 2012 – sustaining our projects

After the Moon made ingress to Taurus at 1:28 am EST we’re following a steadier rhythm, seek comfort, repetition and

sense gratification. Mercury in Aquarius’ semi-square to Venus in Pisces though indicates tensions between mind and feelings as rebellious thoughts rush through our head, which disturb the peaceful flow of our emotional life and changing agendas or other unexpected news have an irritating effect on our wellbeing. With the waxing semi-sextile between Ceres in Aries and Chiron in Pisces perfecting in the background, we’re undergoing the first stirrings of our nurturing principle, urging us to do something definitive about a situation that’s been a source of despair. This is the lead-up to the First Quarter Moon that will transpire late at night at 11:09 pm EST, when the waxing Taurus Moon will square the Aquarius Sun, and the accompanying ‘crisis in action’ challenges us into crucial repudiation of a collective status, which has become unbearable (keynote of the Aquarius New Moon) by sustaining the original inspiration toward desocialization (keynote of the Aquarius New Moon) and cultivating the projects and causes, which further our individuation.

Tarot card of the day is the “4 of Cups”, suggesting that we need to re-evaluate our situation and look deep within to find the truth or path we’re searching. It is essential that we examine our feelings and thoughts to gain clarity. An offer has been presented to us that will continue to be there during the time of reflection and contemplation. Moreover, we’re reminded that we cannot take everything for granted and need to count our blessings. We are the only limiting factor to our endless gain. It is up to us to open ourselves and reach out. Awareness of the natural flow of abundance and enhancement is critical. Fresh enthusiasm and a sense of adventure are required.

Personal Note: More exciting news have been coming in through my social circle, preventing me from focusing on my projects and requiring that I respond in kindness by returning the favors. Unsurprisingly, I feel overwhelmed. As I was going to post this blog, the Internet connection was lost, which caused me to curse on this beautiful morning and thus messed with my peaceful morning ritual, resulting in a headache. 😦

Astro-Notes on January 29, 2012 – a new angle

Juno made ingress to Sagittarius at 9:13 am EST, where she will be traversing with interruptions until December 19 due to a retrograde that’ll take her back into Scorpio territory. Her transit through Sagittarius corresponds to a period when we seek to extend and increase our interactions with others, explore and broaden our understanding of relationship dynamics and are enterprising about our relationship principle. As Mercury in Aquarius sextiles Ceres in Aries and casts a semi-sextile to Chiron in Pisces, we have a chance to act in support of our changing thought process and consequently can relieve us from problems we struggled with due to a distracted focus.  

Tarot card of the day is “The Hanged Man”, urging us to let go and surrender to the experience, ending the struggle, accepting what is and hanging in there for now. We may want to suspend any decision-making and simply just wait for better opportunities. There is a chance that we could see a situation from a new angle and consequently, overturn our priorities or upend the old order. This card also represents someone who has chosen the path of sacrifice and forsaken instant gratification in order to accomplish a higher goal.

Personal Note: On this nice Sunday the Sun came out from behind the clouds. What a different scenario! My mailbox filled up as well, but these things have to wait. I can’t spend any more time responding to requests and leave my own projects uncompleted. The blog posts will continue though, at least for now. Have a great Sunday everybody! 🙂

Astro-Notes on January 28, 2012 – at-one-ness

As Venus and Vesta perfect their conjunction in Pisces, both are also moving on into a semi-square to Jupiter

in Taurus. As a result, the new cycle of consecrated dedication to higher values (announced by yesterday’s Tarot card) might require a few sacrifices in order to ensure our continuing growth and these might include that we attune our energies in directions, where our needs are sustained and fulfilled. The Sun in Aquarius’ sesqui-quadrate to retrograde Mars in Virgo together with his semi-sextile to Pluto in Capricorn demand re-analysis of the efficacy of our actions to find out if they serve our personal cause and thus our ability to control our life’s circumstances. With the square between Juno in Scorpio and Neptune in Aquarius tightening as well, awareness of social expectations and individual illusions in this regard is necessary to overcome compulsive relationship dynamics, which keep us trapped and hoping for ‘miracles’. A series of aspects from Mercury in Aquarius to Uranus in Aries (sextile), Vesta in Pisces (semi-square) and Jupiter in Taurus (square) stimulate our thinking process accordingly by encouraging choices in the name of progress, thereby stressing renewed focus on our vision and a change of perspective.

Tarot card of the day is the “2 of Cups”, suggesting that we’re calling a truce and accepting our preferences. We’re leaving the past behind and holding ourselves in high regard. It is likely that we’re feeling ‘at one’ with the energies of the universe and also with ourselves. Moreover, our focus is on win-win situations as we show kindness and thoughtfulness.

In the news: The City of Pontiac, Michigan, former manufacturing seat of this car, is broke and selling everything.

Astro-Notes on January 27, 2012 – abandoning a path

Today’s astroweather has strong Mercurial overtones as Mercury in Capricorn squares Saturn in Libra, sextiles Juno in Scorpio and casts a semi-sextile to Neptune in Aquarius – all last degree planetary bodies – before he will make ingress to Aquarius at 1:11 pm EST, where he will be traversing until February 14. So, coming to terms with schedules is the order of the day. Implied by this aspect picture is furthermore that we need to make an authoritative decision in a relationship situation we can no longer delay or postpone, where we have a last chance now to get our stuff together and work out the issue in order to restore control. Consequently, the strengthening of our focus can assist us in establishing a position of influence in our interactions with others that could relieve us of problems we’ve been struggling with for a while and which we’re now seeing in a different light. This happens right in time as we’re heading into a period that is defined by outside-of-the-box-thinking, networking, accelerated connectivity and mental processing, reforming of ideas and thought constructs, upgrading of plans and connections and inspiring communication. After the Moon’s ingress to Aries at 1:27 pm EST, motivation and determination will be on the rise, spurring us into the mood for action.

Tarot card of the day is the “8 of Cups”, suggesting that we’re moving on and abandoning a situation that is no longer working for us in favor of something more meaningful. This is a card of change and transition when we realize that the current cycle is over and concentrate on what is important.

In the news: First thing I read in the morning was the police report on those 2 Teens in Utah, who planned to bomb a school and then escape in a plane. Fortunately, their ‘sick’ plan was thwarted. The daily aspects are well represented in this case.

Personally, I’ve been getting up late after I read a few chapters in a book I’ve been having by my bedsite for a few months. Besides, my daughter stopped here at 5 in the morning to drop off my laundry she had taken with her yesterday evening when she brought my car back from the shop. This forced me out of bed, because I wanted to hang up those pieces, which don’t go into the dryer, on my clothhorse and make sure that the other clothes were straightened and folded (Saturn rules my 5th). Thus, I will have lesser hours to my disposal to work on an important project before I’ll have to leave for my late shift and better get going now.

Astro-Notes on January 26, 2012 – detailed planning

Mercury in Capricorn’s semi-square to the North Node in Sagittarius (sesqui-quadrate South Node in Gemini)

is demanding that we lay down concrete steps for our long-term future prospects and get a firm perspective on our life’s direction by controlling our scattered thoughts and focusing on our goals instead of falling behind with our schedule based on habitual patterns of dealing with daily issues. As Juno in Scorpio forms a semi-sextile to Saturn in Libra, collaboration and mutual respect are necessary and therefore, we need to comply with shared values.

Tarot card of the day is the “3 of Pentacles”, suggesting that dreams can come true with determination, persistence and effort. It is essential though that detailed planning occurs and that we listen to feedback. Teamwork and cooperation between parties with different levels of experience are required.

Personal Note: My daughter stopped by early in the morning on her way to work to take my car to the shop for an oil and filter change. Hopefully, this will take care of the problem with the oil pressure. Since I’m off work today, I have to run a few errands, which include stopping by the post office and the bank and getting all the information and/or papers I need so that I can begin working on my taxes. I also need to prepare a consultation. Thus, my day is pretty much planned out.

Astro-Notes on January 25, 2012 – pangs of depression

The Moon made ingress to Pisces at 4:11 am EST, from whence on we’ve been feeling more receptive to all kinds of influences as well as reflective and imaginative. Ceres in Aries’ semi-sextile to Jupiter in Taurus requires an adjustment of our maternal principle toward the pursuit of growth and overall wellbeing, which means we need to continue to foster recent developments we could benefit from and move things in a direction where we can build upon those intentions we’ve planted, instead of struggling with ourselves. With Venus in Pisces in a tense sesqui-quadrate to Saturn in Libra, it’s time that we get our priorities straight, relax, get a grip on a tendency toward depression and let go off sorrows to restore a sense of structure.

Tarot card of the day is the “9 of Swords”, suggesting that negative thoughts, worries and concerns are overwhelming. We could be in a dark place, full of fear and suffering or might have a tendency to put ourselves down without justification. This may be the sum total of an extremely difficult time, when we are dealing with an accumulation of stress and worry. In any case, the situation is complex.

Personal Note: I woke up feeling listless and regretful as I was overcome by certain memories of the past. My back is hurting, which doesn’t help the situation, but I’m working on getting my stuff together and hope everybody is having a good day!