Astro-Notes on January 25, 2014 – perceptiveness

As Mercury in Aquarius casts a sextile to Eris in Aries, on which he follows up with a square to Saturn in Scorpio, we have an opportunity to focus on our self-interests or personal agenda if we make choices that advance our cause. This, however challenges us to accept certain conditions and limitations and thus, to be mindful, especially of shared values. Per example, my daughter wanted to come for a visit today, but since it has been storming, snowing and blowing since yesterday afternoon, it didn’t really come as a surprise that we had to cancel our plans. Not to mention that she’s sick again after they had to do a few hangar moves at work in this freezing cold (Merc square Saturn) and that the road conditions are terrible once again – with Mercury square Saturn roads and highways are closed. If not absolutely necessary, it wouldn’t be advisable to leave the safety and warmth of your home. This gives me enough time though to prepare my New Moon workshop as responses and chart info from participants are coming in. In sync with these developments, Juno meets with Chiron in Pisces, which marks the beginning of a new sub-cycle that combines the relationship principle with the wounding and healing principle in this imaginative, idealistic, all-encompassing sign. Therefore, sensitivities are heightened in our interactions with others today as well as during this cycle, asking us to put ourselves in the other’s shoes and to respond with sympathy, compassion and empathy. The more receptive, perceptive, attuned and aware we are to everything that is, the more whole (“holy”) our world will become and healing can ensue as we hold each other and recognize that we are all one. In particular with retrograde Pallas in Virgo‘s opposition to the Juno-Chiron conjunction, reviewing and improving politics that are in conflict with this idealistic vision is essential. Late at night, at 10:12 pm EST, will the Moon make ingress to Sagittarius, which could uplift our ‘dark’ mood and generally bring some optimism, enthusiasm and enterprising spirit to the table.

Tarot card of the day is the “Queen of Cups”, symbolizing a seeker of inner transformation who possesses a strong perspective and perceptive nature. Suggested is furthermore that we are acknowledging our emotions and feelings. We trust our intuition and listen to our inner voice as well as to the sensations and impressions we’re getting from our environment. In our interactions with others we need to empathize and show true compassion, helping people along their chosen pathway. This is a day when we’ll be following the lead of our heart.

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