Since the Moon’s ingress to Virgo at 1:52 am EST early this morning have we been feeling more inclined to serve and fulfill our duties or chores. Efficiency has become the order of the day. As the Sun in Pisces casts a semi-square to Eris in Aries and then squares Jupiter in Gemini, the importance of existential questions and needs has been dawning on us and pushing us into action for the sake of our self-interests in order to bring our competitive spirit forward and save us from ‘self-undoing’, whereby we are challenged to turn a corner and give our life direction and purpose, instead of getting lost in all the possibilities. This is the prelude to the Virgo Full Moon that transpires at 3:26 pm EST when the seed impulse planted at the time of the Aquarius New Moon together with the one that sounded forth at the time of the Virgo New Moon (September 15, 2012) culminates and the rug that has been placed on the floor of a nursery to allow children to play in comfort and warmth (Sabian Symbol for the Aquarius New Moon) becomes the foundation upon which a five-year-old child takes a first dancing lesson (Sabian Symbol for the Virgo Full Moon), while the purity and innocence expressed in the symbolical picture of Mary and her little lamb (Sabian Symbol for the Virgo New Moon) reveals our potentiality for initiation (keyword of the Sabian Symbol for the Virgo Full Moon) as the girl is now blowing a bugle (Sabian Symbol for the Sun in Pisces) calling us to participate in the service of the race in a summoning to rebirth (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Sun in Pisces).
The Sabian Symbol for the Moon at 7:23 Virgo states:
“A five-year-old child takes a first dancing lesson. Keynote: Learning to use one’s capacity for emotional self-expression according to cultural standards – POTENTIALITY OF INITIATION.”
The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 7:23 Pisces states:
“A girl blowing a bugle. Keynote: A call to participation in the service of the race as an evolutionary crisis approaches – it SUMMONS men to rebirth.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolic Phases”, Pages 155 and 273, respectively)
Implied by these symbolical images is the necessity for self-improvement through practice and the training of our skills and to follow our calling in order to be able to fulfill our birth potential. After Venus’ ingress to Pisces at 9:02 pm EST, where she will be traversing until March 22, a period begins, during which our value system together with the emotional, financial, material and relational aspects of our life are colored by our ideals, dreams and imagination and we consequently seek to release our talents, yearn for appreciation and validation and ‘tune our attractiveness’.
Tarot card of the day is the “3 of Pentacles”, a card that refers to encouragement due to cooperation and collaboration. Teamwork and planning are the essential ingredients toward the achievement of our goals. We’re taking the next step toward becoming established and also toward mastering our fears. Improvement of our situation and success are possible if we apply the necessary effort and show persistence.