Astro-Notes on March 31, 2013 – Resurrection

Venus in Aries casts a semi-sextile to Chiron in Pisces, a square to Pluto in Capricorn and a sextile to Jupiter in

Gemini. The Sun follows suit, but doesn’t perfect the aspect with Jupiter yet until tomorrow morning. Thus, today we’re longing for wholeness – within and without – and for healing unions and are therefore intent on as well as motivated to set our priorities accordingly, close chapters, transcend wounds and follow our heart. For this purpose, we have to overcome ‘death’ in whatever form it appears – temptations, psychic complexes, compulsions, obsessions and other shadow material or subconscious inclinations, which are putting our values and character to a test – to be able to start the ‘new life’ that’s awaiting us after our ‘purging’ and ‘resurrection’. As a result, we can take advantage of several opportunities presented to us, which are chances to open ourselves to healing as we go after our desires and affirm our Beingness.

Tarot card of the day is the “Queen of Pentacles”, suggesting that we strive to create a warm, secure and nurturing environment, where we find a use for everything. We need to focus on doing the same for ourselves and invest in a calm and balanced life. Thus, we need to be resourceful and practical when dealing with others and work on solutions for our present circumstances. It’s a day to learn to love and accept ourselves, to take care of ourselves and to replenish inwardly.

Personal Note: Yesterday I finally heard from 2 of my closest friends, which provided me with a feeling of inner peace and balance and today I will drive to Parkhill to visit with my daughter. Life is good and getting better by the day.

Astro-Notes on March 30, 2013 – focusing on permanence

Both, Venus and the Sun in Aries cast a quincunx to retrograde Saturn in Scorpio, calling for a readjustment to chores and other obligations or responsibilities for the sake of convention and also to be able to spend time together on this long weekend, during which we prepare ourselves for “resurrection”, while removing the last obstacles out of our way. For me this means I have to go back to work today for economical reasons after I had a paid day off. Pallas made ingress to Taurus at 7:37 am EDT, where she will be traversing until May 29, which corresponds to a period when we employ tried and used strategies, focus on building, securing and sustaining and when our personal politics are aimed at validation, gratification and contentment. After the Moon’s ingress to Sagittarius late at night at 11:13 pm EDT will we feel more spontaneous, optimistic and enterprising as we seek to enrich our experiences.

Tarot card of the day is the “10 of Pentacles”, suggesting that we’re seeking permanence and looking for a solution that will last. Therefore, we’re working on the creation of a lasting foundation by moving beyond makeshift arrangements and through a consensus of vision. This card refers to a climax in our foundational life, a culmination, completion or achievement we’ve reached that is the result of our material and tangible efforts and allows us to make a commitment to a sustainable future. We’re now investing in long-term benefits, knowing that we need a consistent approach in order to achieve success that will stand the test of time.

Astro-Notes on March 29, 2013 – a new way of thinking

Mercury forms his third conjunction with Chiron in Pisces (1st conjunction was on February 10th during direct motion, 2nd

conjunction was on March 8 during retrograde motion) and then moves into the perfecting Jupiter-Pluto quincunx with a square and a sextile, respectively. This marks the starting over of a new synodic cycle, which beginnings have been delayed or ‘circumvented’ due to a reviewing phase during which we reflected on impressions and perceptions we received related to the wounding and healing principle in our life. These might have been wrong, deceiving, misguiding or premature or we might just have been missing a piece of information, input or feedback. Now that we’ve come back to this point, we have to make a decision regarding conflicting options and possibilities we have, neither of which might seem an ideal solution, but in order to be able to manage our affairs and reach common ground we have to sacrifice some aspects of our grand plan and go with the flow, setting an end to a situation that has been a source of pain and problems. Therefore, as this new cycle will unfold, we might come to the understanding that nothing has to be final, because things will always shape and shift again. In fact, when one door closes another one opens. Consequently, we just have to adapt and adjust accordingly, knowing that it is in our power to succeed anyway – one way or another – depending on we deal with it, while learning to work with these conditions.

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.



Astro-Notes on March 28, 2013 – heading into a new cycle

A trine from Mercury in Pisces to retrograde Saturn in Scorpio indicates that circumstances have aligned in a way that leads to success what the realization of our long-standing plans and the acknowledgment of our efforts concerns, based on the reciprocation of deeds. As a result, we can follow through with our agenda and focus on the fulfillment of our ideas and projects. The triple conjunction of Sun, Venus and Uranus in Aries marks the beginning of a new cycle, which combines our path toward individuation, our value system and our liberation and progress in the forward-pushing, action-oriented, willful and determined sign of Aries. Consequently, Self-realization, priorities and advancement are coming together in a new, daring way, propelling us to go after our desires and wants with a sense of urgency and inspiration. After the Moon’s ingress to Scorpio at 8:53 pm EDT will things get more complex or complicated, while emotions intensify as we’re feeling the time of resurrection is upon us.

Tarot card of the day is the “6 of Pentacles”, for the most part indicating a turn for the better and that we’re heading into a positive cycle. We can tap the flow of abundance into our lives by placing ourselves purposefully in positions that stimulate a response from our environment. However, the element of balance is emphasized, especially what equality and fairness concerns. As we give so shall we receive and dispense charity in our own lives. This card speaks of the cyclical nature of life.

In the news: Blackberry reports profit after release of new smartphone and Should international aid serve Canada’s commercial interests? The Harper Government plans to merge the Canadian International Development Agency  with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, which has provoked considerable debate in foreign policy circles.

Astro-Notes on March 27, 2013 – Libra Full Moon

Today, the square between Jupiter in Gemini and Chiron in Pisces reaches perfection for the 3rd time (1st aspect perfection was on July 24, 2012 with Chiron in retrograde motion and 2nd aspect perfection was on January 15, 2013 with Jupiter in retrograde motion) in synch with the Libra Full Moon, which transpired at 5:27 am EDT. Consequently, it’s time to turn a corner regarding the issue in question for us and thus to decide among the diverse possibilities and options, which are available to us, in order to escape from or end a victimizing situation that has gone on for too long. However, awareness of the concept of duality in this context and thus, of opposites and contradictions – within as well as without, is necessary to be able to see the situation holistically or from a cosmic perspective. As the impulse seeded at the time of the Pisces New Moon culminates together with the one that sounded forth with the Libra New Moon on October 15 of last year, the ‘mandate we’re carrying’ (keyword of the Sabian Symbol for the Pisces New Moon) ‘needs to face the antagonism of powers of darkness’ (keynote for the Sabian Symbol of the Libra Full Moon) through ‘the realization of the dual nature of man and of the possibilities this implies’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Sun in Aries) as the ‘chanticleer’ (Sabian Symbol for the Libra New Moon in October 2012) becomes the ‘hawk’ from whom the chickens need to be protected’ (Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon in Libra).

Libra Full Moon 2013

The Sabian Symbol for the Moon at 6:52 Libra states:

“A woman feeding chickens and protecting them from the hawks. Keynote: The need to face the antagonism of ‘powers of darkness’ as one attempts to feed the minds of as yet helpless and frightened apprentices- GUARDIANSHIP.”

The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 6:52 Aries states:

“A man succeeds in expressing himself simultaneously in two realms. Keynote: The first realization of the dual nature of man and of the possibilities it implies – LIVING TWO SEPARATE LIVES.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 176 and 54, respectively)

Implied by these symbolical pictures is that all too often we’re becoming victims of our own beliefs, convictions and perception of

the situation, falling ‘prey’ to our ignorance and remaining blissfully unaware of our inflexibility and intolerance or closed mind toward options we have. The woman represents the feminine principle, which refers to the need for an ‘inclusive, all-encompassing viewpoint’. Therefore, by reconciling our inner conflicts and contradictions we can find ways to bridge outer circumstances and ‘respond to life’s renewals’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Libra New Moon in October 2012) by ‘successfully expressing ourselves in two realms’ (Sabian Symbol for the Sun in Aries).

Tarot card of the day is “The Hierophant”, representing traditional values and moral development. This card is suggesting that we stay within conventional bounds and follow established social structures and traditions. There is a need to conform to rules or fixed situations and to go along with the program. We are working as part of a team and are doing the right thing. This concerns especially the bridging of the earthly and divine, which can be achieved by using our situation or particular circumstances to transcend as yet unevolved aspects of ourselves. A gateway to higher consciousness is open for us today that allows us to access the sacred as we try to understand the inner world.

Astro-Notes on March 26, 2013 – trying to resolve conflicts

Mars in Aries perfects his sextile to Jupiter in Gemini and his semi-sextile to Chiron in Pisces and moves on to square Pluto in Capricorn, providing us with an opportunity to address possibilities and options with which we have to deal from a point of understanding and therefore need to approach with sensitivity to be able to propose an alternative and circumvent the problems preventing us from enacting our intentions. Therefore, even though our motivation to overcome the complications we’re presented with and to remove the blocks in our way is strong, we cannot push our head through the wall. This is a struggle in which we can only succeed if we don’t force the issue, but organize or manage it from a place of inner strength and resolve. After the Moon’s ingress to Libra at 5:31 pm EDT will we feel more inclined toward negotiating, compromising and accommodating as we seek to interact and reach agreements.

Tarot card of the day is the “5 of Swords”, suggesting that we’re dealing with mixed feelings about life in general and experiencing conflict or discord – inner as well as outer. The more important is it to pick our battles wisely and think before we act. There are boundaries and limitations in life situations we must accept, even though they could make us feel powerless. In this regard, we must overcome ourselves and focus on our needs in order to regain our composure. On the other hand, this card can indicate victory or achievement, which has been well-deserved and long-awaited, but only if we don’t give in to defeat.

Astro-Notes on March 25, 2013 – overcoming trials

As both, Venus in Aries and Juno in Aquarius, perfect a semi-sextile to Neptune in Pisces, Mercury in Pisces engages in

another semi-sextile to Uranus in Aries and Mars in Aries in a quincunx to retrograde Saturn in Scorpio, which is suggestive of an adjustment on several levels as a reaction or response to a new trend, change or disrupting turn of events we encounter. Part of this process is that our personal values and priorities together with our reformed relationship principle must complement our vision or ideals and also meet higher expectations, which could include sacrifices for the common good. Thus, in order to move past limiting circumstances, over which we have no control, and see things through to the end, we have to show determination together with motivation, while remaining aware of all the advances we’ve made up to this point. We have no reason to give up now, just have to find and access the inner strength to be able to finalize our intentions.

Tarot card of the day is the “4 of Pentacles”, signifying the need to hold onto what we have achieved so far. Control can be gained by overcoming our present obstacles and by taking charge over our life and creating order where it is needed. We are urged to let go off anxiety and count our blessings. Our situation is not as bad as we fear. It is important to cultivate a feeling of gratitude and to make the best use of our advantage.