Astro-Notes on June 26, 2013 – feeling the flow

Since yesterday has the Sun in Cancer moved into aspect with retrograde Saturn in Scorpio and thus became the third leg or

body of this year’s prominent configuration – the Grand Trine in water (Sun in Cancer trine Saturn Rx in Scorpio and trine Neptune Rx in Pisces). Consequently, the nurturing and support that is now flowing our way may feel overwhelming or we may have to care for and to combine too many things and situations as obstacles or other blocks in our way seem to have disappeared or removed altogether, allowing us to reunite, rejoice, share and help out. It might just be impossible to keep up with all the promises and duties. Pallas in Gemini’s quincunx to the North Node in Scorpio (semi-sextile South Node in Taurus) shows a strategic adjustment we made to be able to gain control over our future prospects and get out of past patterns, where we have been too inflexible. Mercury stationed retrograde at 23:06 Cancer at 9:07 am EDT this morning, starting a period of reviewing, introspecting and rethinking regarding matters of dependency, protection, safety, support, nurturance, belonging and bonding. He will be retracing his steps to 13:21 Cancer, where he will turn around on July 20. Issues that came up in this context since June 10 may have to be revisited during this phase. A tense sesqui-quadrate from Venus in Cancer to retrograde Chiron in Pisces urges us be aware of heightened sensitivities at this time as we could feel disappointed or even unloved if our values and needs are not met. Mars in Gemini’s trine to retrograde Juno in Aquarius though indicates that we updated or upgraded certain relationship dynamics by taking action and communicating our intentions.

Tarot card of the day is the “Queen of Cups”, symbolizing a seeker of inner transformation who possesses a strong perspective and perceptive nature. Suggested is furthermore that we are acknowledging our emotions and feelings. We trust our intuition and listen to our inner voice as well as to the sensations and impressions we’re getting from our environment. In our interactions with others we need to empathize and show true compassion, helping people along their chosen pathway. This is a day when we’ll be following the lead of our heart.

In the news: Songs of praise for Nelson Mandela – Snowden still in Moscow airport – Quatar emir hands power to son

Today is also my ex-mother-in-law’s birthday. Too bad that I couldn’t make it, but I will be on my way soon. Happy Birthday to you Monika! You are truly the Queen of Cups.

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