Astro-Notes on April 18, 2013 – bondage

An opposition between Pallas in Taurus and retrograde Saturn in Scorpio represents us with a conflict in the way we pursue our personal politics and thus, what the tried and used strategies we’ve been employing in this context concerns, in regard to the obstacles we need to remove. Confronted by these dead ends, we have to come up with alternative tactics. As the waxing Cancer Moon squared the Aries Sun at 8:30 am EDT this morning, marking the First Quarter Moon phase of the Aries lunation cycle, the accompanying crisis in action challenges us to protect ourselves as we’re “entering the ring” (Sabian Symbol for the Aries New Moon) against those forces outside of our control, which are posing a threat to our life or safety (outstanding examples of this are the Boston bombings and deadly explosion at the Texas fertilizer plant and also the opposition expressed on the gun safety vote in the U.S., which suffered a defeat). Therefore, after the Moon’s ingress to Leo at 11:13 am EDT will we recognize our self-importance and consequently feel more self-centered or even dramatize our own needs. With Venus in Taurus at the midpoint of the Ceres-Neptune trine (sextile Ceres in Cancer and sextile Neptune in Pisces), we have the opportunity to take advantage of developing situations to foster support and have our personal values and security needs taken care of or at least certain expectations met if we are able to establish rapport and sympathy, realizing this is for the greater good of all involved, thereby inviting positive responses and validation, because as we ‘give so shall we receive’ – awareness of the “echo effect” is critical in this context.  

Tarot card of the day is “The Devil”, a card that comes with the message “I can untie the binds and set myself free”. We may in some way feel controlled by our environment or by our attitude and may therefore have a fear of taking our power back or of being responsible for ourselves and our situation. It’s a day when we’re overly concerned with material security and when therefore money and material wellbeing are very important to us. Temptations of all kinds will abound and there is a strong possibility that our ‘shadow’ will show if we choose to go down the low road and use our power in destructive, unproductive ways.

Having this card I drew on the day when the Aries lunation cycle began appearing again at this stage in the lunation cycle shows how critical the message it contains is at this time and to the process of achieving our ends. Thus, awareness of our attitude and motives is essential to our success.

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4 thoughts on “Astro-Notes on April 18, 2013 – bondage

  1. nice article. What is your view on the boston bombings? can you shed lights on this sad incident according to planetary aspects I am also a vedic astrologer and I can see things going on this direction as we have a solar and lunar eclipse next month and the effect of eclipse start before three months and lasts after 3 months of the eclipse date.

  2. Thank you for your comment. I’m sorry, but I didn’t investigate the chart for the Boston bombings – I used this tragic event to shed some light on the current energy weather, which is the purpose of this blog. There are several astrologers though who have written extensively about the chart on Facebook and also on their websites. Eric Francis’ site “Planetwaves” is an excellent source for this information, per example.

  3. Thank you for your reply.I have read Eric’s explanation after your comment and he has made some logical comments. His views does match the views of a Vedic Astrologer:)

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