Astro-Notes on July 1, 2013 – rediscovering our path at the end of the day

Venus in Leo squares retrograde Saturn in Scorpio and casts a quincunx to retrograde Neptune in Pisces, challenging us to renew our sense of structure amidst conditions we might personally find unpleasant or even frustrating and therefore, have to adjust our personal priorities and preferences in a way that enables us to fulfill expectations in order to feel proud of ourselves and the things we accomplished over the course of these last few days. Consequently, after the Moon’s ingress to Taurus at 5:42 pm EDT will we slow down and relax or get comfortable, while trying to enjoy ourselves and to ensure our wellbeing. Retrograde Mercury in Cancer’s semi-sextile to Mars in Gemini together with the Sun in Cancer’s opposition to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn indicate that we will shift our attention accordingly and refocus on intentions that fell by the wayside due to the schedule or plans we had for the long weekend. It is necessary now that we regain control over our private affairs and work on our self-sufficiency and personal growth.

Tarot card of the day is “The Moon”, suggesting that some things are hidden from conscious view, making it necessary to look well below the surface in order to find clarity or truth. On the other hand, invisible things could be brought to the surface and unforeseen perils could be experienced. This card has moreover the potential to project fears into the present and future based on past ordeals. Repressed thoughts, images and feelings could cause overwhelming disturbances. We might be longing for sleep. It is important to remedy this for which we need to go through a purging process, thereby releasing deep memories. The Moon is a card of illusion and deception, and therefore often suggests a time when something is not as it appears, causing errors in our judgment. It is also possible that we may have lost our way and are now left to walk in the dark, guided only by our inner light and intuition. Nonetheless, we need to go on without a clear picture of where we are or where we are going. It is true that things are vague and illusive, neither clear nor certain or definitive in any way and that therefore we may be torn between many influences, which could distract us from following our core path. The more important is it to reflect upon our life and to use our intuitive abilities or listen to our inner voice to get in touch with our vision. Renewal is possible and secrets may be revealed as we’re walking these dreamscapes. The Moon is moreover a symbol of the turning tides and can refer to healing abilities and other psychic or intuitive work.

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