Astro-Notes on July 31, 2014

Daily aspects:
– Moon ingress to Libra at 12:09 pm EDT
– Mercury ingress to Leo at 6:45 pm EDT (until Aug 15) and square Vesta in Scorpio

Later today, after the Moon’s ingress to Libra, will we feel relaxed and like socializing, while trying to keep things balanced or smooth them over. In general, we’ll be more agreeable and pleasant. With Mercury’s ingress to Leo begins a time when we focus our attention and concentrate on our creativity, self-expression and performance, and also on enjoyment, play and personal plans, whereby we seek to center our thoughts, celebrate connections and shine in communications. However, our involvement in complex personal causes or matters brings undesired and inevitable complications to the table, which challenge us schedule-wise and force us to concentrate harder.

Tarot card of the day is the 5 of Wands”, depicting a day of struggles, restlessness and also playfulness when a lot of ideas are floating around and we could encounter conflicts or quarrels – inside and outside. We might be bothered by trivialities as well as overwhelmed by the pressure and demands on us. It is important to not lose sight of the bigger picture and let these minor vexations deplete our energies. Therefore, we need to get a grasp on these fluctuating energies and whims and carefully assess our attitude, while opening us to the changes they bring into our life.

Astro-Notes on July 30, 2014 –

Daily aspects:
– Mercury in Cancer square Ceres in Libra
– Pallas in Virgo square Juno in Gemini
– Vesta ingress to Scorpio at 7:37 pm EDT (until Oct 6)

We might not like or agree with how things are being handled by others that affect what we consider to

be our home or territory and therefore, support coming our way today is challenging our habitual way of thinking and dealing with things. Thus, if we are too subjective and protective in this regard, conflicts will be unavoidable as there is practically no room for negotiation or for seeing things only in black and white. It’s not the time to criticize, but to work out and resolve problems. This is ushering in a period of deepened and renewed commitment as well as intensified involvement, especially in shared causes and joint ventures, when we’re driven by a burning desire for the things we hold sacred and devote us totally; when it is all or nothing at all for us, when we pour our soul into projects and access our passion.

Tarot card of the day is The Hermit”, suggesting that we’re entering a stage of introspection, where we need to look for the answers within, thereby engaging in soul searching. It’s a solitary quest, because the truths we’re seeking do not lie in the external world, but within us. Therefore, we begin to re-evaluate our goals and might change our overall direction. In recognizing that each of our thoughts and actions is a brick we use to build our lives, we partake in the creation of our own reality. We have to find the light within and allow ourselves to be touched and illuminated by it as well as help to light the way for others. Alas, all the darkness that seems to surround us cannot blot out the light. Moreover, there is an emphasis on peace and patience as well as on accepting the limitations of time and age. The Hermit also symbolizes a taskmaster, who leads with purpose and wisdom gathered from years of experience. He furthermore represents completion. Thus, we may well progress to a new stage of life, but need to remove any difficulties from a current situation in order to gain perspective.

Astro-Notes on July 29, 2014 – mastering our world

Daily aspects:
– Mercury in Cancer sextile Pallas in Virgo
– Mars in Scorpio sesqui-quadrate Chiron Rx in Pisces
– Sun in Leo quincunx Neptune Rx in Pisces

So, with our focus today on improvement we have a chance to sort and figure things out, while discerning which strategies we need to employ to support our plan or ideas. This, however, might turn out to be more complex and complicated than we could possibly imagine and therefore, it is critical that we don’t give up and stop complaining or blaming, being all negative once again, but try harder and remember our good intentions. A personal adjustment is necessary that requires from us to avoid overly dramatic displays of our disillusionment in order to keep things together and be able to go with the flow, thereby meeting higher ideals and expectations.

Tarot card of the day is The Emperor”, symbolizing the masculine principle, the animus within us and the patriarchy. This card is representative of structure and stability and thus implies that we’re creating order out of chaos by mapping out what needs to be done, sticking with the plan and seeing it through to its completion. We have to be highly organized and coordinated in our approach and must maintain our concentration and focus. Moreover, we need to become or bring forth our own authority and know that we can master our world.

Astro-Notes on July 28, 2014 – a turning point

Daily aspects:
– Mercury in Cancer square nodal axis across Libra/Aries, square Eris Rx in Aries and semi-sextile Juno in Gemini
– Venus in Cancer opposite Pluto Rx in Capricorn
– Moon ingress to Virgo at 11:36 pm EDT

This indicates that we had to make an important decision today that involved our life’s direction

together with our attitude and self-interests and this is the result of an inner transformation we underwent recently in regard to our values and attachments or sense of belonging, which finally enabled us to confront our inner demons we couldn’t really get a handle on in the past. Consequently, we’re moving on and it’s indeed for the better, especially what our role within relationship dynamics concerns. In fact, we might have shown a different side of our personality and it was even easier than we thought so that we can feel nurtured and relaxed at the end of the day, instead of overtaxed or exhausted. With the Moon’s shift to Virgo will we seek to improve our circumstances and focus on damage control and efficiency.

Tarot card of the day is 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 July 10, 2014 – emotional balance

With Pallas in Virgo in opposition to retrograde Chiron in

Pisces and Ceres in Libra in opposition to Eris in Aries we are confronted by loose ends we haven’t tied up yet and other issues, where we more or less succeeded, but haven’t really solved the problem yet and have to counter opposition or fight for support, while trying to work it all out and reconcile conflicts as far as this is possible. Although we realize that we cannot win as things stand, we can at least strive to do our best under the circumstances. A semi-square between Juno in Gemini and Jupiter in Cancer urges us to maintain our flexibility, while exhausting our options. Holding on to past convictions and principles will only cause us more stress. Instead, we have to take things easy, find alternatives or apply a new perspective. After the Moon’s ingress to Cancer at the end of the day at 11:24 pm EDT will we feel like we got somewhere and achieved something.

Tarot card of the day is the King of Cups”, suggesting that we feel emotionally balanced and in control, because we’re drawing on emotional maturity to navigate life’s challenges. We’re approachable and can be relied upon, while being responsive instead of reactive and thus capable of managing strong emotions that may surface. Moreover, there is a focus on business matters. Consequently, a wide range of artistic and cultural activities are emphasized.

Astro-Notes on July 9, 2014 – having all the tools available

While the Sun in Cancer forms a sextile to Pallas in Virgo and a trine to retrograde Chiron in Pisces, Vesta in Libra moves into opposition to Eris in Aries and Mars in Libra into a quincunx to retrograde Neptune in Pisces. Consequently, we have a chance to improve our strategies and be more efficient, thus helping and protecting ourselves, while seeing to our growth and taking care of as yet unfinished issues, which had a way of exhausting us as these have been a source of recurrent ‘pain’, leaving us defenseless and reactive. Therefore, as we’ve been catching up these last few days, we restore our inner peace or balance and act in our self-interest what commitments, dedication and matters we hold sacred concerns. This requires that we adjust our intentions and actions accordingly so that we can meet ideals and expectations.
I finally got enough sleep after I returned home from work. Seems as though we’re making some progress there. However, with Mercury still in his shadow, not all the info I’ve been awaiting (new modulars) has been sent my way yet and the next truck was already there before I left. Additionally, tonight we have to disassemble a fixture for which we have to ‘join forces’ so to speak. But we’re getting there and yep, I started packing. 🙂

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.

Astro-Notes on July 8, 2014 – moving forward with care

Venus in Gemini’s square to retrograde Chiron in Pisces together with

<the Sun in Cancer’s square to Uranus in Aries on which he follows up with a trine to retrograde Saturn in Scorpio, still in sextile aspect with Pallas in Virgo, keep us on our toes, while tuning up the pressure and accelerating the pace. However, if we use our time effectively instead of wasting it complaining about things we’re unhappy about and remove the obstacles in our way, we can turn a corner, see things through to the end and accomplish what we set out to do. We just have to go with the flow and not resisting it, because we want things our way. Juno in Gemini’s quincunx to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn shows an adjustment in relationship dynamics, which helps us to get over ourselves and regain control over our affairs.

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.