Astro-Notes on October 15, 2013 – striking a balance

Mars made ingress to Virgo this morning at 7:04 am

EDT, where he will be traversing until December 7. This ushered in a period during which we seek to improve and perfect our approach together with the ways we act or react and assert ourselves, while being motivated by order, service, practicality, functionality and efficiency and intent on fixing, correcting, upgrading and coming up with solutions. As the Libra Sun opposes retrograde Eris in Aries and Venus in Sagittarius forms a semi-sextile with Pluto in Capricorn, we have to reconcile inner and outer discord and conflicts by adjusting our priorities and values in such a way that we remain on top of things as we aim to accomplish our goals. I, per example, got up early to get used to that daily rhythm, because I’ll be working opening shifts from now on.

Tarot card of the day is the “2 of Pentacles”, advising us to strike a balance. This card comes with the message of unification as well as of recognizing choices and alternatives. It is important to think before we act, to be clear on our priorities and also on where we want to invest our time and energy. We need to maintain the harmony, be patient and cope with the demands in order to get on top of daily affairs. However, we could be feeling in high spirits and do something we enjoy.

The Sun-Eris opposition is a big theme in the news (the Venus-Pluto aspect is also well represented in these examples) – here are a few headlines from NBC: “The New American Centre: Why our nation isn’t as divided as we think” – “Very anxious: Is America scared of diversity?” – Slipping behind: Are we becoming a nation of pessimists?” “Failure is not an option: Nuclear talks with Iran begin”

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