– Mercury in Virgo sextile Mars and Saturn in Scorpio
– Moon ingress to Virgo at 5:32 am EDT
– Venus in Leo quincunx Chiron Rx in Pisces and trine Uranus Rx in Aries
– New Moon at 2:18 Virgo at 10:12 am EDT
– Mars conjunct Saturn in Scorpio
– Pallas in Libra quincunx Neptune Rx in Pisces
The Mars- Saturn conjunction in Scorpio has been rocking our world in form of powerful earthquakes and other traumatic, destructive or renewing, regenerating experiences, which are shaking us up from within and causing us to be resourceful and prepared, while thinking about our self-preservation and planning our moves. We can no longer afford to sit idly around, taking our privileges for granted or waiting on others to come to our rescue; we have to rise up to the challenges and take the reigns in our own hands to be able to influence certain developments or conditions and have our needs met. This requires that we review unresolved problems, unfulfilled hopes and longings and recurring wounding patterns and then prioritize differently, thereby discerning what is most important for our own satisfaction, Self-validation or wellbeing in this regard so that we can proceed with greater confidence and more Self-love or appreciation for our inherent gifts and talents. Finally, we have a chance to change how we feel about ourselves and our abilities, while taking our choices and showing our true colors.
The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 2:18 Virgo states:
“Two guardian angels. Keynote: Invisible help and protection in times of crisis – STRENGTH WITHIN.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Page 152)
All we need is to trust – in ourselves and in the universe. Once we access our inner pool or reservoir of power and establish a link that connects us with our center and at the same time to a higher source, we’ll be able to rely on ourselves and everything we’ve been bestowed and equipped with – thus starting over and realizing our potential.
Tarot card of the day is the “Knight of Swords”, indicatingthat we’re embarking on a new project or idea and there’s no stopping us. We’re headstrong and outspoken as we know what we are talking about and let others know where we or they stand, thereby going straight to the point. Certain things can no longer be avoided – the confrontation will come and commence. Yet, there is great ambition, determination and strength as our physical, emotional and spiritual energy is at a peak. Group discussions with like-minded people are best suited to inspire and motivate one another.