Mercury in Gemini casts a trine to Juno in Aquarius, a semi-sextile to Ceres in Cancer and then forms a
conjunction with Venus. Not only has our attitude about a relationship situation changed, we also made new connections, which aid us in gathering support for our ideas and plans. This leads into a new sub-cycle, shaped by these different assessments and ways of thinking and relating. Thus, after the Moon’s ingress to Sagittarius at 5:48 pm EDT will we feel more enthusiastic and enterprising as well as eager to venture out in search for our holy grail. The perfection of Jupiter in Gemini’s sextile to Eris in Aries offers us a host of new opportunities and possibilities for authentic Self-development if we take advantage of the options for Self-promotion through ‘religious fervor and preaching of our ‘own gospel’ we have now to our disposal. However, as we’ve seen lately in the news (whether this concerns the uprisings in Sweden, the brutal attack on the British soldier, the collapse of yet another bridge, the Canadian representatives/mayor under fire, the tornadoes, the missing teenagers or even the Jodi Arias case) this can be acted out for better or for worse (Jupiter is in the sign of the twins, representative of the light and shadow aspect of the human mind), especially in the wake of the approaching Lunar Eclipse in Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius, which will transpire at 00:24 am EDT early tomorrow morning. As the seed-impulse that sounded forth with the Taurus New Moon/Solar Eclipse culminates together with the one of the Sagittarius New Moon back in December 2012, the wisps of wing-like clouds (Sabian Symbol for the Taurus New Moon) have taken shape in an old owl sitting alone on the branch of a large tree (Sabian Symbol of the Sagittarius Full Moon) and the self-containment of the Chinese laundry (Sabian Symbol and keyword for the Sagittarius New Moon in December) has become released in form of explosive tendencies based on expressed feelings and root emotions (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Sun in Gemini). With this Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse being in square aspect to Neptune in Pisces, a poised and wise approach to existence based on a clear perception of unconscious factors and operation (keynote for the Moon in Sagittarius) is absolutely necessary. We can no longer hide the fact that we need to smarten up, which requires that we open our mind and are willing to learn from experiences in order to develop the wisdom and understanding that is essential for the meeting of our higher ideals and the fulfillment of our vision or dreams. Moreover, self-awareness and mindfulness are imperative to our long-term success. Although we might have won the battle, we could be losing the war, as the saying goes. Therefore, the more information is gathered, the more will be revealed and the more enlightened will we become. It’s a matter of gaining clarity and perspective by trial and error.
The Sabian Symbol for the Moon at 4:08 Sagittarius states:
“An old owl sits alone on the branch of a large tree. Keynote: A poised and wise approach to existence based on a clear perception of unconscious factors and their operation – TRANSLUCIDITY.”
The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 4:08 Gemini states:
“A revolutionary magazine asking for action. Keynote: The explosive tendency of expressed feelings and root emotions – TO REACH BEYOND ESTABLISHED FORMS.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 212-213 and 92, respectively)
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.