Astro-Notes on August 24, 2012 – guided by our inner light

After Mars made ingress to Scorpio yesterday, he engaged in adjusting aspects with the nodal axis and this is still

affecting our motivation and actions today. Therefore, in order to expand our long-term future prospects and leave the past behind we have to set course and shift our intentions accordingly. Mercury in Leo’s sextile to Vesta in Gemini together with his semi-sextile to Venus in Cancer offer us a chance to commit us to our personal agenda by remaining flexible in regard to the things we hold sacred and investing our energy into other causes or things, which allow us to take care of our wellbeing and contentment. Thus, we might feel more tolerant and accepting of other truths than our own after the Moon’s ingress to Sagittarius at 6:50 am EDT, while going through a range of feelings. A semi-square between retrograde Chiron in Pisces and retrograde Eris in Aries that has been setting up the stage for this ‘drama’ urges us to let go off any feelings of inner discord we might experience due to unresolved issues, which keep hurting our self-image. It’s time to act in our self-interest, even though this may cause disillusionment and result in loss of some kind. With both, the Sun in Virgo and Venus in Cancer, involved in tense aspects to retrograde Neptune in Pisces (an opposition and a sesqui-quadrate, respectively), we’re confronted with situations, where we have to face up to unmet expectations and live with a sense of personal disappointment to be able to improve life’s conditions and have hope of better days again. As the waxing Sagittarius Moon squares the Virgo Sun at 9:53 am EDT for the First Quarter phase of the Leo lunation cycle, the accompanying crisis in action challenges us to overcome prejudice, bias and intolerance we might encounter on our journey, in particular in regard to the revelation of our worth (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Leo New Moon) by expressing our true nature from the purity of our heart.

Tarot card of the day is “The Star”, coming with the message to take heart, be at peace and know that all is well. After we’ve endured a challenging time there is the promise of rejuvenation and healing.  We are open to new ideas and growth as we have a strong desire now to find or rediscover a sense of meaning, inspiration or purpose in our life. Consequently, we are making some significant changes to become more authentic, while we’re undergoing a deeper spiritual journey that’s a calling of destiny that motivates us and is leading to renewed hope and energy, compelling us to go on. Important is that we find our center and let us be guided by our inner light.

In the news: USADA will strip long-time cycling champion Lance Armstrong of his unprecedented  7 Tour de Frances titles and ban him from cycling for life for doping after he declared he was finished fighting the drug charges that threaten his legacy as one of the greatest cyclists of all time. ”There comes a point in every man’s life when he has to say, ”Enough is enough.” For me, that time is now,” Armstrong said in a statement sent to The Associated Press. He called the USADA investigation an ”unconstitutional witch hunt.” He stated: ”I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning my seven Tours since 1999. The toll this has taken on my family and my work for our foundation and on me leads me to where I am today — finished with this nonsense.”

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