Venus in Taurus squares Juno in Aquarius and then participates in the Pallas-Chiron sextile by forming a conjunction with the former and a sextile with the latter. Challenged to change certain relationship dynamics to be able to meet our personal values and security needs – whether this concerns the emotional, material or financial aspect of them – and build up the lifestyle we want, we can take advantage of our acquired wisdom, or even insider knowledge, together with internal connections and good relations we sustained and invested in to close the gap between wishing or wanting and having or materializing. Our continuing pursuit and unwavering perseverance in the ‘chase’ after our dreams and desires will eventually receive validation and pay off as long as we keep up our proven strategies, ensure we’re focusing on the common good and are aware of higher values.
Since the Moon’s ingress to Scorpio at 6:25 am EDT have our feelings reached a deeper and darker level, triggering subconscious impulses and longings. The Moon will be full at 3:57 pm EDT, reaching the peak of the Aries lunation cycle in a Partial Lunar Eclipse, which intensifies the effect and impact upon our inner landscape. In the same sense, as the fully illumined Moon disc disappears in the dark umbra of the Earth’s shadow during a Partial Lunar Eclipse, does “the light” reach into the “farthest corner” of our emotional body and psyche, bringing sudden illumination that touches us profoundly.
The Sabian Symbol for the Moon at 5:45 Scorpio states:
“The gold rush tears men away from their native soil. Keynote: The passionate search for new values which, at any level, promise a more abundant life – AVIDITY.”
The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 5:45 Taurus states:
“Cantilever bridge across a deep gorge. Keynote: The conquest of separativeness through group cooperation – CONQUER OBSTACLES.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 195 and 74, respectively)
As the seed impulse planted at the time of the Aries New Moon culminates together with the one that sounded forth with the Scorpio New Moon/Solar Eclipse back in November 2012, the boxer entering the ring (Sabian Symbol for the Aries New Moon) is driven by the gold rush (Sabian Symbol for the Moon in Scorpio) and the hunters shooting wild ducks (Sabian Symbol for the Scorpio New Moon) have to conquer the obstacles presented by a deep gorge that separates (Sabian Symbol for the Sun in Taurus) them from their ‘targets’. Therefore, compelled by this avidity and arousal of our passions (the effect of the Lunar Eclipse), we’re becoming conquerors – of outer nature as well as of our inner nature, putting the full power of our will and resources behind our desires, while pulling our weight and crossing over or making the transition required to reach ‘the promised land’ or the prize that’s awaiting us.
Tarot card of the day is the “8 of Swords”, suggesting that we need to look at a difficult situation from a new angle and with a different perspective. Because our thinking is limited and we’re struggling to see a way out of our dilemma, it is imperative that we open our eyes to the options that lay in front of us. There are choices available, but in order to recognize them, we have to get into the right mindset first.
In the news: Bitcoin: A modern day gold rush? There is now a race on to find the most powerful computer system to calculate the mathematical ‘hashes’ for generating bitcoins. People started with general-purpose computers, but quickly moved on to graphics cards. These cards excel at moving numbers around so that they can display complicated graphics, and this makes them good at the heavy mathematical lifting required for bitcoin mining.