Astro-Notes on August 3, 2012 – creative playfulness

Mars in Libra moves into the Neptune-nodal axis t-square, connecting with tense octile aspects to all of these points and thus adding even more tension to an already stressful situation that has reached a critical condition. The revelation or illumination we’ve received at the time of the Full Moon has brought us to a turning point destiny-wise, where we are challenged to overcome wrong expectations or false hopes in regard to our long-term future prospects based on information we’ve gathered in the more recent past that has a disillusioning effect on us. In addition, we might realize that the way we used to look at and think about our situation, which extends to our perception of connections, locality and mobility, might have misguided us or let to convictions, which are now dissolving the more aware we become of our close surroundings and our options in this context. Therefore, others’ actions could force us to re-envision our ideals and life’s direction for that matter and then set the right intentions or get motivated accordingly in order to follow this new path we’re directed toward. With the Sun in Leo engaged in a trine to retrograde Pallas in Aries, reviewed personal politics are encouraging us to concentrate on and take first steps toward our Self-realization, which will be leading to more self-confidence and self-centeredness. As retrograde Mercury in Leo also contacts the nodal axis with flowing and harmonious aspects, we refocus on the expansion and furthering of our future prospects by taking advantage of connections we’ve made in the past or past records. After the Moon’s ingress to Pisces at 9:57 am EDT will we feel more attuned to our imaginary and receptive side, while letting us be carried by the flow and rhythm of a higher order.   

Tarot card of the day is the “5 of Wands”, depicting a day of struggles and also playfulness when a lot of ideas are floating around and we could encounter conflicts or quarrels – inside and outside. We might be bothered by trivialities, overwhelmed by the pressure and demands on us. It is important to not lose sight of the bigger picture and let these minor vexations deplete our energies. Consequently, we need to get a grasp on these fluctuating energies and whims and carefully assess our attitude.

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