Astro-Notes on January 31, 2013 – anxiety

Since the Moon’s ingress to Libra at 1:35 am EST this early morning, have we been feeling more at peace or in balance and could now be seeking to keep this emotional stability and get the cooperation from others. As Mercury in Aquarius engages in a semi-square to the separating Pallas-Uranus conjunction in Aries, on which he follows up with a sextile to Eris in Aries and then squares the nodal axis (NN in Scorpio/SN in Taurus), it is critical that we remain alert as well as updated in regard to the information coming our way, focus on our progress and introduce new trends in the way we communicate and connect, especially with our social circle, while we have the opportunity to do this through the promotion of our agenda or self-interests. We’ve reached a point on our path, where we have to make important decisions that concern our future prospects and come up with ideas or plans to evolve from a situation that keeps us stuck in patterns of sameness and repetition. With Pallas in Aries in sextile aspect to Jupiter in Gemini, chances are that we take advantage of several options to move ahead with our personal politics and bring out our will and determination to achieve what we set out to do.

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, doubts and anxiety or might have a tendency to put ourselves down without justification. This may be the sum total of an extremely difficult time or the impact of unfortunate events or circumstances, when we are dealing with an accumulation of stress and worry and find it difficult to keep the strength needed to carry on. In any case, the situation is complex. Therefore, we need to focus on gaining peace of mind so that we can act with more clarity when we proceed.

Personal Notes: The extreme weather change we’re expecting here keeps me checking up on the forecast for this area to be on the safe side, if this is possible at all. So far, the conditions haven’t been turned out as bad as they had at first anticipated. In addition to that, the spam and junk mail has taken overhand and the banking or security alerts I receive in my mail box really mess with my mind. However, I’m smart enough not to open any links. Just saddened about the fact that there are so many ‘predators’ out there taking advantage of the ‘opportunities’ cyberspace provides.

Astro-Notes on January 30, 2013 – making the right choices

Jupiter, who has been traveling in retrograde motion since October 4, 2012, stationed direct at 6:19 Gemini at 6:37

am EST this morning. Consequently, beliefs, concepts or principles, viewpoints and options we reviewed during this time may now lead us in a direction other than we thought for a long while or toward new horizons. A course we followed might never have been meant for us. We might end up taking the other path, alternating between Plan A and Plan B and seeing other possibilities or looking at our options with new eyes and a new understanding. Mercury in Aquariustrine to retrograde Ceres in Gemini shows that we changed our thought process as the result of rethinking and introspecting questions of support and growth. As the Sun in Aquarius squares Saturn in Scorpio, we’re challenged to overcome the complications and obstacles in our way to be able to reform our life and reinvent ourselves.

Tarot card of the day is “The Lovers”, indicating choices where moral values are questioned, especially in relationship situations. A decision must be made about which we feel divided. We may be struggling with temptations and need to remember that the most attractive option is not always the best one. Problems can be overcome via reconciliation, through harmony and cooperation.

Astro-Notes on January 29, 2013 – stressful thoughts

Today the Sun in Aquarius forms a trine with Vesta in Gemini and a semi-sextile with Pluto in Capricorn, indicating that we made progress in regard to things we hold sacred as the result of our commitment to a personal cause that allows us to be more independent as well as flexible if we are inspired to work on circumstances, where we only have limited influence to affect changes.

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.

Astro-Notes on January 28, 2013 – a strike of inspiration

As the Pallas-Uranus conjunction in Aries perfects, a new cycle begins during which we have the chance to make

existential choices and changes, which help us to bring forward new trends and initiate progress, using ‘daring’ personal politics and strategies. Consequently, inspiration may strike today and stimulate us into self-determined action. After the Moon’s ingress to Virgo at 6:27 pm EST will we strive to be functional and efficient and seek to improve our methodologies. With Venus in Capricorn engaged in sesqui-quadrate to Vesta in Gemini, it is critical that we keep busy, mobile and connected, especially what the things we hold sacred concerns, and also remain adaptable and flexible in our dedication in order to be able to realize or materialize our wants and needs.

Tarot card of the day is “Judgment”, suggesting that we’re having a day of reckoning, when we could awaken to the possibilities as we’re seeing everything in a new light and enjoying new hope. We feel drawn in a new direction and might recognize our true vocation by answering our highest calling. It is time to lift and resurrect ourselves. Cleansed and refreshed, we’re finding absolution.

Astro-Notes on January 27, 2013 – accomplishment

Venus in Capricorn’s sextile to the North Node in Scorpio (trine South Node in Taurus) offers us a chance to influence our life’s direction through the constructive use of our assets, talents and relationships, thereby gradually working on the realization of our life’s goals and the consolidation of our worth for which we have laid and built up the foundation in the past we can now rely on for our empowerment. A semi-sextile from Mercury in Aquarius to Juno in Capricorn shows an adjustment in our thinking process that complements the way we regulate relationship dynamics in order to be able to gain control in these situations.

Tarot card of the day is “Strength”, suggesting that we draw upon our inner strength and the power of our spirit and will. With compassion and understanding can we handle the most difficult situation and also tame the beast within. We have the ability to be tolerant, forgiving and accepting and thus can gently influence our environment. Furthermore, we can be assured that we have enough endurance to see things through to their end and get a lot accomplished.

Astro-Notes on January 26, 2013 – Leo Full Moon

Venus in Capricorn casts a sesqui-quadrate to retrograde Jupiter in Gemini, on which she follows up with a square to Eris in Aries and a semi-square to Chiron in Pisces, which speaks of quite a rough start in the day, whereby we could be feeling the pressure of relationship obligations, especially in regard to arrangements, which might not be worth our time or demands we think are unjustifiable or wants that seem simply not right or fair to us. As a consequence, emotions we suppressed and contained for a long time, might rise to the surface and result in strife and discord when we had enough of it already. Thus, we might be struggling to keep our frustration under wraps, in particular if our own needs are not met and we are already subjected to lack and hurt in one form or another. Knowing that we need to do something about the situation, we take steps to promote our values, worth and talents. After the Moon’s ingress to Leo at 9:20 am EST will we tend toward dramatizing our feelings and seek out the spotlight to gain recognition. As Vesta, who has been in retrograde motion since October 21, stations direct at 9:50 Gemini at 11:51 am EST, our energy is highly concentrated, ‘inspiriting’ us to communicate the things we are devoted to and which we hold sacred; after we revisited these matters for the last 3 months under the lens of versatile Gemini coloring and subsequently, might see them with different eyes. A semi-square from Mars in Aquarius to Pluto in Capricorn urges us to strengthen our influence over circumstances where a specialized approach is necessary in order to achieve our ends under conditions we have to master somehow. With the Sun in Aquarius engaged in a semi-sextile to Chiron in Pisces, we have to make life choices, which allow us to end our suffering and come out of our cave to be able to become ‘visible’ and differentiate or distinguish ourselves for our individual cause. This is the prelude to the Leo Full Moon that will transpire late in the night at 11:38 pm EST, when the seed impulse of the Capricorn New Moon together with the one planted at the time of the Leo New Moon in August 2012 culminate and the defeated general (Sabian Symbol for the Capricorn New Moon) becomes a communist activist, spreading his revolutionary ideals (Sabian Symbol for the Leo Full Moon), while the promise of immortality (Sabian Symbol for the Leo New Moon) is fulfilled in the Exemplars, who present to us the archetypes of a new culture (Sabian Symbol for the Aquarius Sun).

The Sabian Symbol for the Moon at 7:24 Leo states:

“A communist activist spreading his revolutionary ideals. Keynote: The emotional and ideological attempt to return to a state of non-differentiation and chaos as a prelude to a new type of order – CATABOLIC ACTION.”

The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 7:24 Aquarius states:

“Beautifully gowned wax figures on display. Keynote: “The inspiration one may derive from the appearance of Exemplars, who present to us the archetypes of a new culture – PERFORMATION.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolic Phases, Pages 136 and 254-255, respectively)

Implied by these symbolical pictures is the necessity to reinvent ourselves, even to change our life or sense of Self, by drawing attention to our cause or the part of our identity that has been hidden, remained unshaped or undeveloped, in order to join the avant garde and fulfill our group purpose.  

Leo Full Moon 2013Tarot card of the day is the “3 of Wands”, suggesting opportunities to expand our horizons as everything is progressing steadily and we’re motivated to make changes and explore options. There is a creative blending of energy as we’ve reached the point where action is now taking place and others are willing to help us make things happen. Consequently, we need to become aware of more potential that exists outside of our current environment and think big. It’s a card of vision and foresight and looking for greater possibilities. Therefore, we need to remain open-minded and adopt a longer-term view.

Astro-Notes on January 25, 2013 – a break-through

Venus in Capricorn casts a quincunx to retrograde Ceres in Gemini, while Mercury in Aquarius forms a

semi-sextile with Pluto in Capricorn and then squares Saturn in Scorpio. Consequently, after reviewing matters of support, especially what our mobility and connectivity concerns, we have to make a value adjustment, set priorities and arrange our agenda accordingly in order to be able to deal with limiting circumstances, which force us to surrender to conditions we might not like, but have to accept and overcome somehow so that we can proceed with our plans. As the Sun in Aquarius trines retrograde Jupiter in Gemini later in the day, reconsidering our options has resulted in personal progress due to choices we made to further our cause. I’m expecting my ‘mechanic’ any minute to have a look at my car and hope he’ll find out where the problem lies and can also fix it without having to go through too much trouble. The persistent low temperatures don’t help, of course, but there’s nothing I can do about the weather. It has been quite a trying issue so far, whereby I have been lucky enough to get assistance from strangers and to make it home safely every time. Just got notice that he’ll be loading the car onto a trailer and take it to a garage. He’ll also drive me to work. However, I don’t know yet how to get back home after work. Here we go…..

Tarot card of the day is the “Ace of Swords”, indicating a new way of thinking or the conception of an idea or the start of a new project. Our mental powers have been awakened and we’re seeing through illusions, cutting through the confusion, dispelling doubts, finding out the facts, thinking our way through or championing a cause. It’s a time of great insight and mental clarity, which could result in a break-through or aha-moment as well as a greater understanding.