Astro-Notes on February 28, 2014 – news of official matters

Mercury, who has been in retrograde motion since February 6, will station

direct at 18:09 degrees of Aquarius today at 9:00 am EST. The shadow period though lasts until March 20. So, matters of communication, connectivity and mobility we’ve reviewed from a different angle can now be reformed, upgraded or changed altogether based on the processed input and feedback from which we can anticipate certain trends and take it from there. After the Moon’s ingress to Pisces at 9:52 am EST could we therefore feel more enlightened, while attuning ourselves to the flow of things. The Sun in Pisces’ trine to retrograde Jupiter in Cancer shows that revisiting beliefs, principles or convictions we’ve been holding onto has revealed where we’ve undone or outdone ourselves, or in other words, have reached or failed our highest ideals.

Tarot card of the day is the “Page of Swords”, a card that is also called “The Renewer” and is all about communication, information and ideas and indicates the ability to rise above emotional confusion. The Page or Princess of Swords represents commitment to a new way of life, because of the settling and cutting away of past inner conflicts, the regaining of mental clarity and a victory over emotional moods. Manifestation of our dreams can actually happen in the not so distant future as she delivers messages of change and news of official matters.

Astro-Notes on February 27, 2014 – nostalgia

Ceres stationed retrograde at 1:53 degrees of Scorpio this morning at 3:09 am EST, and will trace back her steps to 18:32 Libra, where she will turn direct on June 1. This corresponds to a period, during which we review the maternal principle first in matters of shared values and interests and then reassess and reevaluate our growth together with the latest developments. A sextile between retrograde Pallas in Virgo and retrograde Ceres in Scorpio offers us a chance to go over strategies we have employed to find resolutions for our affairs if we get our stuff together and take advantage of the resources we can rely on for support.

Tarot card of the day is the 6 of Cups”, suggesting that past efforts are being rewarded and pleasant or nostalgic memories are resurfacing. It’s important to be keenly aware of the blessings in our lives and to take some time out to enjoy the good moments, for they are special.

Astro-Notes on February 26, 2014 – a strong perspective

With the Jupiter (retrograde in Cancer) – Uranus (in Aries) square perfecting today,

the pressure of the last few days in regard to turning a corner, picking up the pace and making progress intensifies and propels us into action. We can no longer side-step opportunities for growth or expansion we need to take care of. It’s time to abandon counterproductive habits. After the Moon’s ingress to Aquarius at 9:55 am EST will we feel more excited and inspired and thus capable of rising to the occasion. The quincunx from Mars in Libra to Juno in Pisces shows an adjustment of activities and intentions in order to meet relationship expectations.

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.

Astro-Notes on February 25, 2014 – showing our true colors

The Sun in Pisces’ semi-square to Eris in Aries urges us to put our self-interests

first or we’ll be losing out. This means also not to hide our light under the bushel anymore, but to show our true colors, whereby it is important to remain aware of our attitude since this could go both ways. As the sextile between Chiron in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn reaches perfection, chances are the bridges we’ve been building over these last few months provide us with a more sure footing now as a result from which we can gain influence together with a sense of inclusiveness or integration.

Tarot card of the day is “The Chariot”, suggesting that we take control and move forward with care. There is a need to remain focused and to keep the emotions in check. We need to harness our energy and apply it wisely. Self-discipline is important to be able to balance the light and shadow aspects of our personality.

Astro-Notes on February 24, 2014 – focusing on win-win situations

After the Moon’s ingress to Capricorn at 8:50 am EST will we feel more grounded with our noses

back to the grindstone. A sextile from Venus in Capricorn to Saturn in Scorpio provides opportunities for the achievement of our ambitions and duty-related tasks, which if taken advantage of can help us to strengthen our position and to feel accomplished as a result. Especially with the Vesta-NN conjunction in Libra perfecting today, we’re dedicated to relationship causes where we need to reach agreements as well as determined to invest our energy to finally gain the amount of appreciation and validation we feel we deserve.

Tarot card of the day is the “2 of Cups”, suggesting that there is a mutual understanding between the people involved in a relationship and that interactions are balanced and harmonious, because of an awareness of the expectations each person has, which allows for growth and very special relationships. Our focus is on win-win situations as we show kindness and thoughtfulness.

Astro-Notes on February 23, 2014 – taking charge of a situation

Venus in Capricorn’s square to Eris in Aries challenges us to prioritize in regard to our self-interests and well-being so that we can achieve what we want and also tend to our needs. Yet, we have to be mindful of our responses to others, because their demands on our time could keep us struggling in this regard or relationship responsibilities and obligations could really test our limits. As the Sun meets with Neptune in Pisces in conjunction, self-awareness is essential or overwhelm could get the best of us. Personal wholeness is on our agenda today and therefore, we have to create our own flow to remain ‘sane’. Moreover, our dreams of self-realization together with our personal ideals are highlighted, while a new sub-cycle begins during which we have a chance to slip into the role we’ve imagined or have been longing for and shape our self-image accordingly.

Tarot card of the day is the “Knight of Pentacles”, a card that contains an element of perfectionism and brings good news in financial matters. It indicates that we are unwavering in the pursuit of a goal, assess our circumstances candidly, are diligent and industrious, follow a routine and pay attention to the mundane and normal parts of life. We assume responsibility and take charge of a situation by accomplishing what is expected from us. This card has a grounding influence.

Astro-Notes on February 22, 2014 – strong perspectives

The opposition from the Sun in Pisces to retrograde Pallas in Virgo requires from us to review the details and flaws in our approach in order to find out where we ‘undo’ ourselves and this could include that we need to learn new skills. Since the Moon’s ingress to Sagittarius at 5:11 am EST have we been feeling more enthusiastic, entrepreneurial and open-minded so that we can work on improvement. However, the waning Sag Moon’s square to the Pisces Sun at 12:15 pm EST, which marks the Third Quarter Moon in the Aquarius lunation cycle, challenges us to be a good sport and show lots of tolerance, even though the sheer amount of input we’re receiving at this time could be overwhelming as the new inspiration (Sabian Symbol for the Aquarius New Moon) calls for such big changes that we could feel at a loss how to deal with that or how we are fitting in the larger picture and therefore, could be unwilling to sacrifice so much. Consequently, the situation might demand that we broaden our outlook and expand our horizons so that our ‘ship can sail’.

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.

Interestingly, it has been storming (Knight of Wands was yesterday’s card) here and is getting colder again – as within so without.