Astro-Notes on April 30, 2012 – opting for improvement

A quincunx from Pallas in Pisces to retrograde Saturn in Libra indicates a strategic adjustment that enables us

to catch up with responsibilities we’ve been holding off and thus, to restore control over a situation that has gotten out of our hands or where we are clueless or feel victimized by imbalanced or unfair conditions. After Vesta’s ingress to Taurus at 12:45 pm EDT, where she will be traversing until July 9, a period begins during which we dedicate ourselves toward productivity and consistency to sustain our causes and ensure the ‘blossoming’ of things we hold sacred, while applying solid focus and perseverance. Venus in Gemini’s semi-sextile to Jupiter in Taurus requires that our diverse values and connections complement our continuing growth. After the Moon’s ingress to Virgo at 7:02 pm EDT will we feel more inclined to improve and perfect things. As Mars in Virgo completes his square to the nodal axis, the turning point in our destiny is coming up for us again, challenging us to make a decision regarding the effective use of our energy and the efficiency of our actions and self-assertion.

Tarot card of the day is the “10 of Swords”, suggesting that we may feel victimized and powerless. However, this is the final ordeal. It will only get better from now on. We need to let go off negative attitudes and accept our current circumstances. Something is coming to end and change is impending. The worst is over and the only way is up.

Astro-Notes on April 29, 2012 – a test of heart

The Sun in Taurus engaged in a trine to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn and a semi-square to Pallas in Pisces, which marked the completion of an important step in our personal evolution resulting from a transforming process that is working on a deep emotional level inside and is now at a point where we have to be aware of higher values as we’re experiencing strategic problems, which require from us to let go off all those attachments that prevent us from fulfilling our life’s purpose. This was the prelude to the crisis in action in the Taurus lunation cycle that has transpired at 5:57 am EDT when the waxing Leo Moon squared the Taurus Sun at the First Quarter Moon phase, testing our ‘heart’ and core, thereby challenging us to sustain the impulse that came forward at the time of the Taurus New Moon in form of an electrical storm (keynote for the Taurus New Moon), meant to transform the implications of our natural existence.

Tarot card of the day is The Tower”, signifying inevitable change, while shaking up our routines, which if handled well can bring liberation and freedom. There might be shock due to the suddenness of the event as well as upheaval, but if we’ve been stuck in a rut this will help us to climb out of it. Things are transforming and evolving beyond our control. An era might end – one way or another.

Astro-Notes on April 28, 2012 – more emotional therapy

After the Moon’s ingress to Leo at 12:10 pm EDT, we’ll be in the mood for play and drama, honoring our inner

child, centering ourselves and enjoying our leisure time or the ‘games’ our life has to offer. The Sun in Taurus’ sextile to Chiron in Pisces shines a light on our wounding and healing principle, providing us with an opportunity to become aware of those sources that sustain our emotional wellbeing and happiness and also of those, which feed into our pain and thus, what we need to feel good, content and whole.

Tarot card of the day is the “Queen of Cups” again, 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.

Astro-Notes on April 27, 2012 – letting go

The Moon was in Cancer all day and I was at work, which has become my home from home. This place is filled with familiar faces with whom I have connected and bonded. It is there that I feel a sense of belonging and where my soul gets nourished in some way.  

Tarot card of the day is the “8 of Cups”, suggesting that we’re moving on from a situation and concentrating on what’s important as we’re realizing that the current cycle is over.  It’s time to disentangle ourselves and let go. There may be some sadness involved, but in general, this separation is in our best interests. Therefore, we need to know that renewed good times lie ahead of us and have to seek for deeper meaning.

After my emotional experience yesterday, I was not surprised at all that I drew this card for the day.

Astro-Notes on April 26, 2012 – emotional therapy

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.

Astro-Notes on April 25, 2012 – tenacity

Mars in Virgo’s square to retrograde Juno in Sagittarius challenges us into reviewing the beliefs, which underlie

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our principle of relating in order to find out which of our concepts in this regard don’t work out in the long run so that our self-assertion will be more effective. With Mercury in Aries also squaring retrograde Pluto in Capricorn, we have to overcome limiting circumstances and psychic compulsions, which prevent us from moving ahead with our plans or projects. Therefore, it’s necessary that we set our mind toward accomplishment and the regaining of control. As Ceres and the Sun in Taurus approaching conjunction, they’re forming a semi-sextile to Uranus in Aries, thereby adjusting our Self-nourishing principle to the new trends we’ve started as we’re ending a cycle of productive Self-realization.    

Tarot card of the day is the “7 of Wands”, suggesting that we’re coming out on top of a situation as things are going well and projects move right along. Thus, we seize the opportunity, are firm and act resolutely as we’re going after what we want. We stand our ground and show determination, even in the face of adversity. Our inner strength and tenacity give us the ability to meet all challenges head-on.

Astro-Notes on April 24, 2012 – developing passion for our projects

The Sun in Taurus’ quincunx to retrograde Juno conjunct the North Node in Sagittarius (semi-sextile South Node in Gemini) is aided by Mercury in Aries’ semi-sextile to Chiron in Pisces. These aspects indicate an adjustment in our life’s direction that extends to our principle of relating and requires from us to deviate from our usual way of expressing ourselves, especially what the role concerns we identify with and have perpetuated in our interactions with others, which needs to be redefined in order to benefit our purpose. By instigating this shift in our perception, which could be happening as a result of news we’re getting or information about others that has come forward and showed us the varied aspects of their personality or, perhaps, it was us, bringing out another side of our personality, we’re becoming enlightened about what a source of wounding in our life concerns and how to end this and become whole.

Tarot card of the day is the “Page of Wands”, suggesting that we can expect the unexpected today. Change is encouraged. We’re rediscovering our purpose and source of vitality, experiencing creative restlessness and enthusiasm for which we need to find an outlet. Thus, we’re positive and spontaneous, excited about the possibilities, step into the limelight, are passionate about our projects and take the plunge.