Early this morning, at 0:53 am EDT, did the waning Aries Moon square the Cancer Sun, marking the Third Quarter Moon phase of the Gemini lunation cycle. This crisis in consciousness has been testing our ‘survival instincts’, thereby forcing us to act in accordance with traditional wisdom (Sabian Symbol for the Gemini New Moon) for our own protection and thus, to use common sense or the knowledge seeded recently based on our experiences instead of sidestepping important issues. As Venus conjuncts Ceres in Leo, the love and maternal principles meet in self-centered Leo, which means, priorities and self-preservation come together, while a new sub-cycle begins with the potential for self-validation and –care, when we have a chance to showcase our feminine or yin qualities and artistic nature and feed our self-worth. A trine from Pallas in Gemini to retrograde Juno in Aquarius indicates that the application of intelligence and foresight have resulted in reformed relationship dynamics. Also, relationships provide lots of stimulation for us to learn from and to smarten up as a consequence.
Tarot card of the day is the “5 of Pentacles”, which comes with the message ‘it is darkest before dawn’. As we’re experiencing a time of hardship, of feeling less than secure, left out and impoverished – either material or spiritual – we need to understand that there is hope of better days ahead. We’re on a pilgrimage or a long journey, which can be taken as an act of faith or devotion and all we need is to find the inner fortitude to persist in our quest and bolster ourselves, while resisting the temptation to succumb to spiritual poverty. No matter how bleak or destitute the situation seems to us, we have to maintain our faith and don’t give up. It is time to move on and to let us be guided by our soul’s light or inner shining star.