Astro-Notes on May 30, 2014 – recovery

Retrograde Ceres in Libra receives a semi-square from Pallas in Virgo and a semi-sextile from retrograde Saturn in Scorpio. This aspect configuration suggests that it is time for us to review the nurturing principle in our lives, because we can tell it’s out of whack. Therefore, we need to re-evaluate how we can improve methods and strategies we have devised for our daily functioning or routines, which extends to our diet, in order to be able to recover from the latest ‘fallout’, pick up the pieces and get back in shape. After the Moon’s ingress to Cancer at 10:13 am EDT will we feel more caring or being cared for as well as supported.

Tarot card of the day is the Page of Cups”, representing some sort of beginning or renewal, which could herald a positive message we respond to in an emotional manner. Our intuition is sharp today and creative energy is trying to burst forth into our consciousness. Therefore, we need to be open to receive, express our emotions and let our heart lead the way. This card encourages us to take a fresh perspective on a difficult issue and to allow our creative Self to come to the fore so that a sense of freedom may reappear in our life.

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Astro-Notes on May 29, 2014 – staying on top of things

Venus made ingress to Taurus at 9:45 pm EDT yesterday evening, where

she will be traversing until June 23 and Mercury made ingress to Cancer this morning at 5:11 am EDT, where he will be transiting until July 31 due to his approaching retrograde phase, during which he will return to Gemini. These energy shifts correspond to a period when we insist on our personal values, seek to ensure that our emotional security needs are met, tend to our self-worth and well-being, secure our assets, pursue sense gratification and cultivate our talents. Personal comfort and contentment take up priority. During this time we also seek support for our plans, ideas and projects and are more inclined to nurture our connections and bonds and take care of matters of communication. The Sun in Gemini’s semi-square to Eris in Aries today urged us to speak up when our self-interests were at stake. It was critical to stay on top of things instead of giving in to defeat.

Tarot card of the day is the “6 of Wands”, suggesting that things are changing in a positive way. There is the possibility of acclaim and acknowledgment. It could be our day to shine or we could be coming out on top. We strive to be successful and seek to promote ourselves more frequently in order to gain the recognition we desire. However, it is important that we keep the ego in check.

Astro-Notes on May 28, 2014 – Gemini New Moon

The Moon’s ingress to Gemini at 00:47 am EDT set us in a chatty mood and has our minds buzzing with the Moon’s dispositor Mercury also in this sign, over which he rules. In fact, our nerves might get a bit frail from all the information exchange, which seems to come from every side at us. As the sextile between Mercury in Gemini and Venus in Aries finally perfects, and in the last degree of their respective signs for that matter, we have a chance to open up about how we feel when all has been said, while making a definite point of our disappointment and/or disapproval in the lead up to the Gemini New Moon that transpired at 2:40 pm EDT and is in square aspect to Neptune in Pisces.

Gemini New Moon 2014

The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 7:21 Gemini states:
“Aroused strikers surround a factory. Keynote: The disruptive power of the ambitious mind upon the organic wholeness of human relationship – REVOLT AGAINST PRIVILEGES.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolic Phases”, Pages 94-95)

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Suggested is that we find ourselves in a state of disillusionment and unhappiness, that could cause us much upset, especially if we allow ourselves to get worked up by the issue(s) at hand. To us it could seem as though there’s no appreciation whatsoever for all the sacrifices we made or no mentioning of our contribution and this could really bring us down and even end in self-defeat. Therefore, we need to break through the “silence” and the “numbing” if we want to be acknowledged. With Juno in Taurus engaged in a quincunx to retrograde Ceres in Libra in addition to an opposition to retrograde Saturn in Scorpio, we have to adjust our role within established relationship dynamics together with the way we are used to interact with others and confront the problems, challenges and authorities involved in these affairs in order to ensure fair treatment, equal rights or conditions and the same respect for all.

Tarot card of the day is the The Tower, signifying inevitable change or at least different conditions as our routines are getting shaken up. If handled well it can bring liberation and freedom. There might be shock due to the suddenness of the event as well as upheaval, but if we’ve been stuck in a rut this will help us to climb out of it. Things are transforming and evolving beyond our control. An era might end – one way or another.

Astro-Notes on May 27, 2014 – unwavering

Venus’ pass over the South Node in Aries (opposite NN in Libra) this morning could

bring back feelings of the recent past, which arouse anger within us as we struggle to implement personal values and priorities. In order to restore inner as well as outer harmony we need to find a way to reconcile these relationship conflicts. As Vesta, who has been in retrograde motion since March 2, stations direct at 16:24 degrees of Libra at 6:02 pm EDT, our review and subsequent re-evaluation of the things we hold sacred and how we invest our energy in this regard has resulted in our desire to arrange better for these matters in the future and this will be the driving factor in this situation. Vesta will enter new territory on July 30.

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 May 26, 2014 – things are coming together

Mercury in Gemini’s trine to the North Node in Libra (sextile South Node in Aries) together with Juno in Taurus’ sextile to Chiron in Pisces indicate that several plans or ideas, which concern our near future, can be easily arranged for with the help of connections and valued contacts or friends if we take advantage of the opportunities offered to us to set them into motion and take action in this regard. This is also a chance for us to pursue healing and validate relationship commitments.

Tarot card of the day is the 4 of Wands”, a card that deals with openings and gateways we can step through, giving us a chance to get out of an oppressive situation or escape from unhappy circumstances. This card has an uplifting, celebratory quality about it and brings people together. We’re moving from one stage to another.

Astro-Notes on May 25, 2014 – stimulating a response from our environment

A semi-square from the Sun in Gemini to Jupiter in Cancer

urges us to support what we consider to be our personal purpose or mission while being out and about, mingling and ‘mixing’ or just generally keeping ourselves busy in our own world. It is important in this context though to know ourselves and the extent to which our personal principles and beliefs are based on subjectivity before we express an opinion. Different aspects of our personality, especially in regard to our personal truth, could find a way to show today. After the Moon’s ingress to Taurus at 5:27 pm EDT will we feel more complacent and content, while pursuing sense gratification and comfort.

Tarot card of the day is the 6 of Pentacles”, for the most part indicating a turn for the better and that we’re heading into a positive cycle. We can tap the flow of abundance into our lives by placing ourselves purposefully in positions that stimulate a response from our environment. However, the element of balance is emphasized, especially what equality and fairness concerns. As we give so shall we receive and dispense charity in our own lives. This card speaks of the cyclical nature of life.

Astro-Notes on May 24, 2014 – a new creative attitude

Jupiter in Cancer’s trine to retrograde Saturn in Scorpio shows that we’ve reached the end of an exhausting journey that resulted in much growth and a deepened understanding based on the lessons we learnt about our true needs and the support structures we can depend on, all of which leads to renewed purposefulness. With the Sun in Gemini in sesqui-quadrate to retrograde Ceres in Libra and retrograde Vesta in Libra engaged in a quincunx to Juno in Taurus, it is critical that we use this eye-opener to reassess the nurturing principle in our life and make the necessary adjustments in our relationships energy- and commitment-wise, which requires a review of the things we hold sacred and what they are worth to us.

Tarot card of the day is The Magician”, coming with the message ‘I have the power to create’, because we have all the tools we need available – the sword of intellect, the wand of inspiration, the cup of emotion and the pentacle of practicality. This card suggests that it is time to approach our whole life or a situation with a new creative and original attitude. We have the ability to act not react, as well as the willpower to channel our energy in the direction we want it to go. With self-confidence we will gain the knowledge and the ability to tackle the important issues that need to be dealt with so that success can be achieved.