Astro-Notes on September 30, 2013 – moving on

Pallas in Leo casts a quincunx to retrograde Chiron in Pisces and a trine to retrograde Uranus in Aries, while Venus in Scorpio engages in another quincunx to retrograde Eris in Aries and the Sun in Libra in a semi-sextile to the North Node in Scorpio (quincunx South Node in Taurus). Thus, it’s a day of adjustments when we concentrate on progress and are determined to reform or upgrade our politics to be able to deal with as yet unresolved problems or unfinished issues from a new creative angle. A complex assessment of our path and purpose together with priorities and preferences will help us shift our position and attitude, thereby getting rid of a sense of lethargy and also unstuck from an immovable situation, all of which is in our best interest.

Tarot card of the day is the “8 of Cups”, suggesting that we’re leaving a situation that is no longer working for us. It is important to know though that good times lie ahead. By realizing that the current cycle is over, we’re disentangling ourselves and moving on. We’re starting on a journey of discovery and seek deeper meaning. This is a card of change and transition.

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Astro-Notes on September 29, 2013 – finding the inner fortitude

Since the Moon’s ingress to Leo this morning at 3:57 am EDT have we been feeling

more self-expressive as well as confident and in the mood for fun and play. With Pallas in Leo in square to Saturn in Scorpio though, our challenge is to reign in the ego, intensify our structures and discipline ourselves so that we can focus on our obligations first and foremost. Mercury will make ingress to Scorpio at 7:38 am EDT, where he will be traversing until December 5 due to an impending retrograde, which will assist us in transforming our thought process and perception of things. Thus, we are starting a period of intensified planning and scheduling, when we deal with deadlines, complex and complicated matters of communication, the ending of certain connections, even relocation and “recycling” or evolving of ideas and projects. Vesta in Virgo’s trine to Pluto in Capricorn shows that our devotion to improvement and efficacy has resulted in better control over our circumstances.

Tarot card of the day is the “5 of Pentacles”, which portrays a pilgrimage or a long journey taken as an act of faith or devotion. We can find the inner fortitude to persist in our quest and bolster ourselves, while resisting the temptation to succumb to ‘spiritual poverty’. It’s time to move on and to let us be guided by our soul’s ‘light’ or inner shining star.

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Astro-Notes on September 28, 2013 – serving our desires

Vesta in Virgo’s sextile to the North Node in Scorpio (trine South Node in Taurus) offers us an opportunity to dedicate us to our future prospects and invest our energy effectively so that we can complete tasks and projects that have ‘piled up’. If we work diligently toward that goal, we also have a chance to enjoy the remainder of our day and commit us to the things we hold sacred. Therefore, the square between Venus in Scorpio and Mars in Leo together with the semi-square between Mercury in Libra and Ceres in Virgo and the sesqui-quadrate between Jupiter in Cancer and retrograde Neptune in Pisces challenge us to be creative as well as confident in our approach, while concentrating on our heart’s desires, to be able to meet a complex set of values and needs. Apparently, this concerns our effectiveness and thus the methods we are using to achieve our ends with so many things left unfinished we now have to take care of and see through to completion in a never-ending catch-up effort if we want to live up to our own standards and vision.

Tarot card of the day is the “Knight of Cups”, a card that is associated with transition and free flowing emotional energy. New ideas, invitations and proposals are implicated. Also, we’re inspired and full of zeal as we serve our desires. We’re on a journey of imagination and creativity, where our idealism and love principle will be put to a test. Therefore, we’ll have to follow our heart in order to find our path.

Personal Notes: We’re having the nicest weather here of which I want to take advantage on this day off work, especially since I haven’t been able to enjoy it the last couple of days due to personal obligations I had committed myself toward. However, I still have to write up a short synopsis of a Tarot reading I conducted and prepare for a consultation on Tuesday. Not to mention that I wanted to hold a New Moon workshop at the time of the Libra New Moon, which is only a few days away. There is also lots of packing and cleaning up to do in my apartment plus I have to make cauliflower patties and oatmeal cookies. Yet, I slept in to reload my batteries and now I’m also loading the batteries for my camera and cellphone.

Astro-Notes on September 27, 2013 – good relations

A quincunx from Pallas in Leo to Pluto in Capricorn

indicates a strategic adjustment we make in our personal life as we are readying us for the next phase that involves a lot of preparing and organizing in order to be able to manage our affairs now that we finalized this important step. My application for the apartment I had submitted yesterday got already approved and I might even be able to move in earlier. This is based on the good relationship I established with the superintendent/rental agent there.

Tarot card of the day is the “3 of Cups”, representative of wonderful connections, the celebration of friendship and harmonious relationships in general. It heralds a sociable day when we spend quality time with friends and loved ones and experience camaraderie as well as a feeling of oneness. We could be bursting with energy and overflowing with high spirits. Things should be going well.

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Astro-Notes on September 26, 2013 – the workings of karma

The Sun in Libra casts a semi-square to Mars in Leo and follows up with a trine to Juno in Aquarius. Another trine is formed by Venus in Scorpio and Jupiter in Cancer, whereas Pallas in Leo squares the nodal axis and Vesta in Virgo engages in a sesqui-quadrate to retrograde Eris in Aries. Thus, pressured to work something out with our self-interests at stake, we have to approach a situation with more confidence and in a self-serving way if we want to succeed and win others over or get their cooperation. Intent on reaching an agreement in this matter, we are pushing all the right buttons to finalize or close a deal. We’ve come to a point on our path, where we recognize the necessity of negotiation and self-promotion. In the past, we might have been the one, who makes the compromises and accommodates, willing to accept specific terms and conditions, whether we personally like it or not, but this pattern has been changing and so has our role within it. Consequently, we finally understand the concept of “business” and thus that we too have something to offer or to bring to the table plus the realization might have sunk in that we actually deserve to get some validation or appreciation in return. Therefore, we seek to influence our fate to have our personal objectives and desires met, while trusting that things will turn out ‘right’ in the end, knowing that what’s meant to be is meant to be. After the Moon’s ingress to Cancer at 3:24 pm EDT will we focus on caring, safety and belonging and with the waning Cancer Moon squaring off the Libra Sun at the end of the day at 11:55 pm EDT, which marks the Third Quarter Moon event in the Virgo lunation cycle, the accompanying crisis in consciousness not only challenges us to enlist the support of others, but also to assess and judge our circumstances in regard to our true needs and desires “as we are holding court” (reference to the Sabian Symbol for the Virgo Sun at the time of the Pisces Full Moon). Interestingly enough, I received the Justice card for the 3rd time in a row and I put in an application for an apartment on “Campbell Court” that came up unexpectedly this morning and required from me to “jump right in” before I could complete this blog post or anything else on my agenda for that matter. Though I haven’t seen this one yet, it is what I have been asking and hoping for and the price is just about right.

Tarot card of the day is “Justice”, indicating that justice will be served and a fair decision will be made. The workings of karma will be evident. Therefore, an understanding of cause and effect or consequences is necessary. A sharp mind is needed and so is a clear-sighted view. This is a time to remain objective and impartial. We need to apply ethical principles, try to do what’s right and play by the rules. Thus, we can handle the situation and settle old accounts and debts.

Astro-Notes on September 25, 2013 – decisions, decisions

A sesqui-quadrate from Mercury in Libra to retrograde Chiron

in Pisces together with a quincunx from the Sun in Libra to retrograde Neptune in Pisces suggest that we don’t seem to be able to reach a decision in a matter that is a source of recurring disappointment due to less than ideal conditions. But since we can’t deliberate or vacillate forever about this, we have to let it go for now and adjust to an as yet uncertain and unresolved situation.

Tarot card of the day is “Justice” again, indicating that justice will be served and a fair decision will be made. The workings of karma will be evident. Therefore, an understanding of cause and effect or consequences is necessary. A sharp mind is needed and so is a clear-sighted view. This is a time to remain objective and impartial. We need to apply ethical principles, try to do what’s right and play by the rules. Thus, we can handle the situation and settle old accounts and debts.

Astro-Notes on September 24, 2013 – justice

The asteroid Juno, who has been in retrograde motion since June 15, stationed direct at 3:50 degrees of Aquarius at 3:15 am EDT and will only enter new territory on December 5. Consequently, relationship roles and dynamics we reviewed and reformed or upgraded during that period can now be used to further individual or collective trends in those cases where we are getting new choices in these instances in order to be able to make changes or progress in specific relationship situations. Thus, the Moon’s ingress to Gemini at 3:34 am EDT this morning lightened our mood and we’ve been feeling more at ease since then. With Mars in Leo in semi-sextile aspect to Jupiter in Cancer we’re taking care of the necessary adjustments in our approach and instead of confidently acting alone we let us be helped and supported on our mission.

Tarot card of the day is “Justice”, indicating that justice will be served and a fair decision will be made. The workings of karma will be evident. Therefore, an understanding of cause and effect or consequences is necessary. A sharp mind is needed and so is a clear-sighted view. This is a time to remain objective and impartial. We need to apply ethical principles, try to do what’s right and play by the rules. Thus, we can handle the situation and settle old accounts and debts.

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Personally, I have arranged for a few more apartment viewings tonight. Also, I will finally start packing this morning in addition to taking care of some client work.