After the Moon’s ingress to Cancer at 1:42 am EDT, the mood shifted toward supporting, caring and bonding. As the Sun perfected his conjunction to Ceres in Taurus, a new cycle began that combines the nurturing with the creative principle in the fruitful and productive sign Taurus, during which we have a chance to build up, sustain and secure support for our Self-expression. Personally, I’ve been touched by old sentimentalities today that brought back memories of the past, nursing feelings of familiarity as my ex picked me up early in the morning to drive me to the German embassy (another reference to ‘home’ – Cancer/Ceres) in Toronto, where I had an appointment at 9:20 am for the renewal of my passport. Not only did I enjoy the drive, which was the one thing in our relationship that truly nourished me, but also his company. He’s been very nice and accommodating. I could lay back and relax as I felt safe and protected, knowing that I could rely on him to get me there and everything dealt with, even though we were late after we encountered a traffic congestion early on due to an incident at the scales, where they seemed to have pulled over entire trucking companies. Once we made it down Yonge street in Toronto, where I shot one picture after another, while he had to navigate through the slow and heavy traffic, we called up the embassy and they said that we’ll have to wait. That was the moment when we got a bit nervous, knowing that we were dealing with German bureaucracy, but only a bit, because we were ready to defend ourselves in case they wouldn’t process my application. On Bloor Street, where the embassy is now located, we were relieved to find public parking close by. However, it set J back $30! He wouldn’t take any money from me (neither for the gas), of which I was very appreciative. At the embassy, the clerk processed me right away and it took her less than 10 minutes, inclusive signing, photographing and fingerprinting. So, honestly, we didn’t know what all the fuss was about, especially since only a couple of people were in the waiting room. We couldn’t believe that we got out of there so quickly, which really made J’s day. He drove down to the Lakeshore so that I could take a few more pics and then went home the scenic route, stopping in Kitchener for the Mandarin, where we had some of the Chinese Buffet. Ironically, this seems to be the only place where I can have something to eat now with my health condition. During our marriage I got sick and tired of this place, because he ALWAYS wanted to eat out there. We even went there right after we got married at City Hall in London! Yep, it was definitely a day of ‘reconnecting’, a truly great day, pleasant and nurturing, when I got taken care of, coddled and spoiled and as a result, felt really good and content. J also told me about my Leyla and that they bought another rabbit with whom she’s interacting quite nicely. I received the pictures in the meantime. Apparently, she hadn’t coped too well after I had moved out, which was to be expected, though hearing it, even in a ‘sugar-coated’ version, broke my heart again and I had to struggle to keep my composure. Although I’m very grateful for this wonderful day and for them taking such good care of my little rabbit, the thought of having abandoned her made me cry for 2 hours. Well, I didn’t really have a choice in that matter, but still – my ‘mother’ feelings are hurt – the promise of a partile semi-square between Ceres in Capricorn in the 5th house and Saturn in Aquarius in the 6th house of my natal chart, which re-emphasizes the Moon in Pisces’ square from the 7th house to the nodal axis in houses 4/10.
Tarot card of the day is the “Queen of Cups”, a card that is connected to the cycles of life and the stages of inner transformation we’re going through. It’s a day of emotional therapy, when we’re following the lead of our heart, acknowledge our emotions and feelings, provide selflessly, react with sensitivity, empathy and compassion, listen to our intuition and inner voice as well as to the sensations and impressions we’re getting from our environment.