Astro-Notes on August 27, 2013 – timing

Mars in Cancer casts a last-degree semi-sextile to Ceres in Leo, while Mercury in Virgo forms a quincunx to retrograde Juno in Aquarius, a sextile to Saturn in Scorpio and a sesqui-quadrate to retrograde Eris in Aries. This is indicative of a last chance adjustment we have to make in our traditional approach to be able to take care of personally important things and to concentrate on our self-development or creative commitments, instead of side-stepping these issues, which requires that we adapt our routines accordingly and change relationship dynamics, which don’t serve us any longer. Thus, we’re presented with an opportunity to influence our circumstances in such a way that helps us to come up with better ideas or plans that will actually work. Also, it is critical in this regard that we focus on succeeding with what we set out to do. With Venus in Libra square Jupiter in Cancer we’re challenged to overcome past beliefs, concepts and principles in order to harmonize or reconcile values and preferences. After the Moon’s ingress to Gemini at 7:07 pm EDT will we feel more easy-going and take things lighter. Mars will make ingress to Leo at 10:05 pm EDT, where he will be traversing until October 15, which corresponds to a period when we seek to be more self-expressive and creative in our approach as well as more willful in regard to our intentions and also more involved in personal important matters, while concentrating our energy and at the same time keeping our drive and action urge ‘fired up’.

Tarot card of the day is “Temperance”, suggesting a need for emotional stability, which can be achieved through moderation and a commitment to sobriety. We need to find middle ground or the middle way, avoid excess, foster cooperation, cleanse our body and mind, heal ourselves and recognize the flow in our life. As we observe the nature of energy, we learn how to mix the right ingredients in our own life to maintain equilibrium and see all imbalances drifting away. Instead of sweeping changes subtle shifts need to take place. With renewed energy and vigor comes the promise of new growth. Life is all about timing… the unreachable becomes reachable, the unavailable become available, the unattainable… attainable. Have the patience and wait it out.

In the news: A military strike from the U.S. and it’s allies on Syria might be happening as early as Thursday = Venus in Libra square Jup in Cancer = adding another war to international relations – while Mercury in Virgo is planning the details and of course with Eris in the mix – war is what we know and do best. Don’t get me wrong – there are ‘justifiable’ reasons behind this approach as the matter stands now. Besides, we have a responsibility to act when atrocities are committed – but why did nobody do anything about the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, per example?

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