Astro-Notes on October 31, 2014 – Halloween

Daily aspects:
– Mercury in Libra sesqui Neptune Rx in Pisces and sextile Jupiter in Leo
– Vesta in Sagittarius square Chiron Rx in Pisces and trine Uranus Rx in Aries
– Mars in Capricorn sextile Neptune Rx in Pisces

As more news is being revealed, it is critical to review our impressions, perception or judgment of others to be able to assess the facts properly, see through pretenses, catch lies and even cheating. Also, since it is Halloween today, we have a chance to engage in the fun social activities, which are associated with this occasion, if we choose so. We could get in the spirit, decorate our environment accordingly and dress up, playing with our imagination, participate in the trick and treating and generally have a good time enjoying ourselves, the costumes and celebrations, and mingling with others.

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.

Astro-Notes for October 29-30, 2014

Daily aspects:
– Pallas in Scorpio trine Neptune Rx in Pisces
– Moon ingress to Aquarius at 9:51 am EDT
– Venus in Scorpio square Juno in Leo
– Mercury conjunct NN in Libra/opposite South Node in Aries
– First Quarter Moon at 7:36 Aquarius/Scorpio at 10:48 pm EDT

Now that we made our move, things proceed rather quickly. Still, matters are complicated and deadlines

are looming large over our heads. We need to turn a corner and make progress. Therefore, something’s gotta give and this means we cannot be too selfish or too self-involved, but have to put shared values first and merge our resources. Mercury’s pass over the North Node in Libra happened for the first time on September 16, then again on October 19 and 20 during his retrograde and transpires tonight for a third time. A theme that concerns our future prospects, especially in the way we think of others and come across to them, has been under review and is getting balanced now. Consequently, we might be more considerate and appreciative of others now, willing to cooperate, accommodate and assist or we can only see our own side and take others’ consent or agreement for granted, depending on how we’ve been evaluating our past experiences and engagements or interactions. Per example, at work I first helped in domestics and then in seasonal, though I have lots of my own stock to put away. I also took the time to chat with my daughter and to respond to her texts, while many of my projects have fallen by the wayside, but nothing is more important to me than her. However, I didn’t switch over from my seat to talk to the old man on the bus, but I exchanged a few words with him. In the worldly news we’re informed about Prince Charles’ substantial donations to the Cirillo and Vincent families – the Jian Ghomeshi scandal continues with another twist as CBC hires a private investigator and Canadian PM Harper unveils income tax-cut, expands child benefits.

Tarot card of the day is the 2 of Wands”, representing the urge to move on, be bold and daring as well as original and proactive. This card indicates that we have come to a time of decision, where we must decide whether we want to build on what we have or perhaps expand in a new direction. Therefore, it is imperative that we bring forward the patience and focus of our intent and maximize on these opportunities, which are coming our way now. We need to confront the situation head-on, leave familiar grounds behind, step out into a new world and explore our options. Moreover, this card can also refer to the productive meeting of minds, from which partnerships can prosper and be successful.

Astro-Notes on October 28, 2014

Daily aspects:
– Sun in Scorpio trine Neptune Rx in Pisces
– Moon ingress to Capricorn at 6:03 am EDT
– Vesta in Sagittarius semi-sextile Pluto in Capricorn
– Pallas in Scorpio trine Neptune Rx in Pisces

We’re starting the day prepared to tackle our tasks and challenges, while seeking to manage our

workload. In fact we might have to increase our productivity and invest even more energy in order to be able to get on top of our affairs. However, we could easily get carried away since this concerns the things we hold sacred and therefore it is important to be aware of our politics and what we’re sharing, in particular, if we want to receive sympathy and solidarity for our cause. An excellent example is the case of Canadian radio star Jian Ghomeshi, who has been fired by CBC for his ‘sexual behavior’.

Tarot card of the day is the “8 of Swords”, suggesting that we need to look at a difficult situation from a new angle and with a different perspective. Because our thinking is limited and we’re struggling to see a way out of our dilemma, it is imperative that we open our eyes to the options that lay in front of us. There are choices available, but in order to recognize them, we have to get into the right mindset first.

Astro-Notes on October 27, 2014

Daily aspects:
– Venus in Scorpio trine Neptune Rx in Pisces
– Ceres ingress to Sagittarius at 6:04 pm EDT (until Jan. 8, 2015)
– Sun in Scorpio trine Neptune Rx in Pisces

Complex and complicated relationship, financial or material matters have led to the loss of our ‘innocence’ or naivety in this regard. Therefore, certain ideals, wishes and hopes we’ve been holding onto for a long time have to be re-evaluated or let go off entirely based on the latest revelations and experiences we underwent. Also, we can no longer afford to take certain things for granted, have high expectations and be self-undoing. Consequently, visions and sacrifices have come under review; we’re making amends, surrender and go with the flow, while being receptive to new inspiration. Tonight begins a period of increased nurturing or sorrow (a bit of both is rather likely) during which we have a chance to develop and grow our maternal and nourishing capabilities, extend support and care and reach out to or for help. Per example, as I stopped at the other apartment building today to pay my rent, I found out that they won’t replace my windows – they will only refurbish them. Well, it’s their loss, because eventually this matter will come back and ‘bite them in their a..’. Just hope it’ll still get done before we have winter. My girlfriend was so nice to pick me up at the mall and drive me to Canadian Tire, where I finally got my paint supplies for the pieces of furniture I want to paint black. I might not start the project today though, because I still got lots of cooking and paperwork to do. Besides, I’m not yet in good shape. Saturn’s last transit over my Sun left me sick with the flu that’s been going around (3rd house).

Tarot card of the day is the Ace of Cups”, suggesting that love is the essence of the situation and that positive energy and emotion can be created, if we let our heart lead the way and empathize and cooperate with others. This is a time of giving and peacemaking, when we have a new opportunity to help or bring happiness to others and when relationships can be taken to a new level or when there’s a new beginning in our interactions with others. It can moreover represent the start of a project in which a great deal of loving and creative energy is invested. We are at a point in our life where we are comfortable with who we are and express that part to others. Moreover, we see new potential, are open to new possibilities as well as to the stimulation of our imagination, which allows our creative juices to flow and our talents to unfold. In general, we can make a fresh start and there’s a chance that things may change for the better from now on, especially what our happiness and contentment concerns.

Astro-Notes for October 25 and 26, 2014

Daily aspects for October 25:
– Sun conj. Venus in Scorpio
– Mercury stations direct at 16:45 Libra at 3:16 pm EDT (stationed rx on Oct. 4 at 2:18 Scorpio – shadow period from Sept. 14 – Nov. 10)

Daily aspects for October 26:
– Moon ingress to Sag at 0:39 am EDT
– Venus conjunct Pallas in Scorpio
– Mars ingress to Capricorn at 6:42 am EDT (until Dec. 4)
– Sun conjunct Pallas in Scorpio

After yesterday’s Sun-Venus conjunction in Scorpio we have a triple conjunction today as these two catch

up with Pallas, the goddess of wisdom or counsel, being a symbol of our mental strategy. Thus, the new synodic cycles underway combine our sense of Self and purpose with our values and worth and merge these matters with our politics and approach in this deep, intense, empowering and regenerating sign. This happens in sync with Mercury stationing direct in Venus’ autumnal sign Libra and Mars’ ingress to Capricorn, whose new dispositor Saturn is also in Scorpio. We’re moving on, as indicated by the 8 of Cups (yesterday’s Tarot card of the day), utilizing reviewed information and connections, especially in regard to agreements, cooperation and assistance. Moreover, we’ve entered a period, during which we have a chance to work gradually and systematically on the manifestation of our intentions by making use of a strengthened will and motivation as well as through organized activities and the controlling of our energy. It’s a step-by-step process, but if we intensify our efforts and commit us to ‘mastery’ (Scorpio’s ultimate goal), we can achieve whatever we set out to do. And after the latest developments, we might feel a bit more optimistic, ‘religious’ or even celebratory in this regard.

Tarot card of the day is the 4 of Pentacles”, emphasizing a need for practicality and solid foundations, which requires that we learn to control our environment and take command over our life. We want to be in charge over our circumstances, build up our life, hold onto what we achieved so far and also reach for our goals. Therefore, we have to set limits and rules, don’t give in to any weaknesses and create order where it is needed. This card moreover urges us to let go off anxiety and count our blessings. Our situation is not as bad as we fear.

Astro-Notes on October 24, 2014 – Eclipse continued

With some posts I won’t be able to catch up or post in time, because not only are some days busier than others or filled with more chores, I also don’t invest all of my spare time sitting on my computer in this dark corner of my apartment, trying hard to compose a text when I’m not even inspired to do that. Besides, if the weather is nice, nothing can hold me inside. This is how I replenish and regenerate – my body has always been feeding on solar energy and sleep, of course (The Sun is one of my Tarot birth cards). The last couple of days, or rather afternoons, were warm and sunny and therefore, I used those last hours before sunset to go on a walk through my surroundings and take in the often stunning scenery. Nature’s beauty and bounty never fails to amaze me. Anyway, on my way home from work yesterday, I was astonished how packed both of the transit buses were until I remembered the Sabian Symbol for this lunation. How uncanny! What I gleaned from that was that I had to squeeze myself in, closer to others, even sharing a seat/bench, listening in to private conversations and somehow ‘merging’ with this atmosphere or blending in. Already at work I noticed that by putting the tables together in the lounge we were more ‘tightly knit’ together or closer to each other. Such a Scorpio thing. There is less privacy, but more space for intimacy, closeness and sharing and this is meant by the ‘widening of experience’ (keyword of the Sabian Symbol for the Scorpio New Moon) – a deepening of relations and greater involvement with others and with life in general (Jupiter in Leo sextile NN in Libra/trine SN in Aries). And yes, this is the outcome of struggles we underwent in the recent past and which have brought us closer together and also allowed us to recognize our allies and foes. Moreover, we now can see the bigger picture and understand some of the reasons why we can’t make progress, no matter how hard we try or how many sacrifices we make – some circumstances just remain beyond our control or influence and we have to accept that, surrender to these conditions and just go with the flow (Saturn in Scorpio quincunx Eris Rx in Aries, Chiron Rx in Pisces semi-sextile Uranus Rx in Aries). Yes, we’ve been through so much and we’re fed up with so many things, especially with the limitations we have to deal or work with, while trying to get or hold our stuff together and to retain our sanity. Although we’re exhausted and ‘broken’, with our faith shattered, we need to realize that blaming and complaining won’t help us; neither won’t extreme measures save us or allow us to escape from this vicious cycle. Only when we commit us to the high road and become aware how our attitude, perception of the situation and consequent choices and reactions affect our experiences will we be able to change our reality and liberate ourselves.

Tarot card of the day is The Devil”, a card that comes with the message “I can untie the binds and set myself free”. We may in some way feel controlled by our environment or by our attitude and may therefore have a fear of taking our power back or of having to succumb to unwanted circumstances. It’s a day when we’re overly concerned with material security and when therefore money and material wellbeing are very important to us. The material world is highlighted and with it our darker emotions. A tendency toward negativity and pessimism could keep us addicted and enslaved to whatever issue we give control over us. Therefore, temptations of all kinds will abound.

Astro-Notes on October 23, 2014 – Partial Solar Eclipse/Scorpio New Moon

Daily aspects:
– Sun ingress to Scorpio at 7:57 am EDT
– Venus ingress to Scorpio at 4:52 pm EDT (until Dec. 10)
– Moon ingress to Scorpio at 5:09 pm EDT
– Partial Solar Eclipse/New Moon at 0:24 Scorpio at 5:56 pm EDT
– Mars in Sagittarius semi-sextile Ceres in Scorpio
– Ceres in Scorpio sesqui Uranus Rx in Aries

Today, we see a triple ingress to Scorpio, followed by a Solar Eclipse in the very first degree of that sign and things are getting a lot more intense, emotional, extreme, complex and complicated. The Sun’s transit through this sign brings a period of Self-regeneration and –renewal, during which we have a chance to ‘shed a skin’, become more powerful, resourceful and influential and transform our sense of Self together with the way we express or present ourselves, while discarding a part of our personality we’ve outgrown. Whereas Venus’ corresponds to a phase during which we seek to transform our values and to renew and regenerate our life style, assets, relationships and earning potential. Moreover, we could undergo intensified or deepened sense experiences and involvement with the material world, while developing an appetite for life and all it has to offer.

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon, Earth and Sun align with the Moon’s nodal axis and the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partially obscuring Earth’s view of the Sun. During a partial Solar Eclipse the area of the Earth, which falls within the penumbra of the Moon, where the Sun is partly covered and its light dimmed to varying degrees, sees how the “Moon is taking a bite out of the Sun”. The phenomena of this transition is so palpable to our senses that it transcends the boundaries between the visible and invisible, and thus between the conscious and unconscious. Things that have been eclipsed in the area of our life, represented by the house in our natal chart, where the Eclipse has an impact, have now a chance to be brought into the light of conscious awareness, triggering individual and collective transitions, marked by endings and new beginnings. An Eclipse is a pattern-setting event with duration for up to half a year and longer.
Eclipses belong furthermore to a larger pattern; each Eclipse is a member of a family and each family has specific characteristics. The current Solar Eclipse is a member of the Saros Series 17 New North, which means the Scorpio New Moon/Solar Eclipse is conjunct the North Node of the Moon, a point of spiritual influx, which provides us with the courage to allow new energy in. This Saros Series was the last time around on October 12, 1996 and the same zodiacal degree was highlighted on October 24, 1995 (expect similar experiences to manifest) and it’s hallmark has Venus conjunct Mars while the Node occupies the midpoints of New Moon/Venus, New Moon/Mars and Mercury/Venus, for which Bernadette Brady gives the following interpretation:

“This series brings an impulsive energy to events. Socializing becomes hectic and issues emerge that motivate the individual. This motivation may be concerned with financial projects or relationship issues. Whatever the motivation, it is impulsive, passionate and exciting. Have fun, enjoy it.”
(Bernadette Brady, “Predictive Astrology: The Eagle and the Lark”, Appendices, Page 332)

The Sabian Symbol for the Partial Solar Eclipse/New Moon at 0:24 Scorpio states:
“A crowded sight-seeing bus on a city street. Keynote: The fundamental human eagerness to expand one’s social horizon and to experience the results of collective achievements and new ways of life – A WIDENING OF EXPERIENCE.”
Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Page 192)

Partial SE-Scorpio NM 2014

Tarot card of the day is the Knight of Cups”, symbolizing that we’re full of zeal as we serve our desires. We’re on a journey of imagination and creativity, where our idealism and love principle will be put to a test. Therefore, we’ll have to follow our heart in order to find our path.

To be continued……