Astro-Notes on July 20, 2013 – foresight

A tense sesqui-quadrate from Venus in Leo to retrograde Uranus in Aries that was in effect since yesterday evening

could have caused us quite some discomfort, especially in the ways we seek to enjoy ourselves and create wellbeing in our life. Therefore, we could have felt dissatisfied in regard to the progress we made or rather not made and could thus be unhappy with ourselves, which impels us today to instigate personal changes. Mercury, who has been in retrograde motion since June 26, stations direct at 13:21 Cancer at 2:22 pm EDT. The shadow period will last until August 3 though. Consequently, after we made this trip down memory lane and revisited matters related to our past, family, upbringing, belonging and nurturing and also reconnected with people from our past, our thinking process has become more sensitized as well as oriented toward caring, aiding and supporting. In accordance with these developments, Mars in Cancer perfects the water Grand Trine with retrograde Neptune in Pisces and Saturn in Scorpio and Ceres in Leo forms another trine to retrograde Uranus in Aries, while the Cancer Sun casts a sesqui-quadrate to retrograde Chiron in Pisces. Thus, action we’ve taken to help and protect ourselves, to ease or better our conditions and to save us from loss or circumstances we can’t control could result in less dependency and greater self-reliance, based on us trusting our instincts, doing what needs to be done and going with the flow of things. The right choices have been made, which is reassuring and provides us with more confidence. Our personal growth or self-development can no longer be side-stepped or delayed. As the Sun shines a light on a recurring wounding issue, we’re urged to take care of it. After the Moon’s ingress to Capricorn at 2:38 pm EDT will we feel more ambitious and get down to business, while working on the achievement of our goals.

Tarot card of the day is the “3 of Wands”, suggesting opportunities to expand our horizons as everything is progressing steadily and we’re motivated to make changes and explore options. There is a creative blending of energy as we’ve reached the point where action is now taking place and others are willing to help us make things happen. Consequently, we need to become aware of more potential that exists outside of our current environment and think big. It’s a card of vision and foresight and looking for greater possibilities. Therefore, we need to remain open-minded and adopt a longer-term view.


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