Astro-Notes on May 13, 2013 – departures

Following into Mercury’s footsteps, the Sun in Taurus also formed a semi-sextile with Eris in Aries that didn’t let us relax just yet when the day drew toward its close yesterday, but brought out our competitive spirit, which could have kept us well awake into the night, being preoccupied with our Self-interests. With Mars transiting over the South Node in Taurus (opposition to the North Node in Scorpio) in addition to that, we kept building up motivation and had our intentions set on our future prospects so that our perseverance together with the activities we carried out helped us to get everything done and move on with our life. Consequently, since the Moon’s ingress to Cancer at 5:56 am EDT have we felt safer and more ‘at home’ as we returned to familiar patterns of ours. Vesta in Cancer’s trine to retrograde Saturn in Scorpio marks the ending of a cause we’ve been committed toward lately or where we invested and gave it our all to preserve it in its current form, while we evolved or renewed our authority within the shared responsibilities. Thus, the departure could feel bittersweet as Venus in Gemini squares Neptune in Pisces, disconnecting us from certain ideals and values, thereby making space for new attractions and attachments. A semi-square between Mercury in Taurus and Uranus in Aries intensifies the pressure we’re undergoing in the process of getting used to these new trends and changes.

Tarot card of the day is the “10 of Swords”, suggesting that we may feel victimized and powerless. However, this is the final ordeal, presenting us with a confrontation of the sum total of our thoughts and outcome of mental processes. Thus, a reorientation of perspective might ensue and things might get better from now on. It is important though to let go off negative attitudes and to accept our current circumstances. Something is coming to end and change is impending. The worst is over and the only way is up.

In the news: Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to command the International Space Station, has ended is mission and is on his way home to Earth today. Barbara Walters is set to announce her retirement. Wildfires forced evacuations in Alberta and British Columbia


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