– Sun ingress to Sagittarius at 4:38 am EST
– Moon ingress to Sagittarius at 7:19 am EST
– New Moon at 0:07 Sagittarius at 7:32 am EST
– Venus in Sagittarius sesqui Eris Rx in Aries
– Mercury in Scorpio square Jupiter in Leo and quincunx Eris Rx in Aries
– Jupiter in Leo trine Eris Rx in Aries
This morning, the Sun made ingress to Sagittarius with the Moon closely on his heels and then catching up for their monthly union, which marked the start of a new lunation cycle. The Sun’s transit through Sagittarius corresponds to a period of increased self-expression based on a heightened urge for self-realization together with a growing sense of adventure combined with high spirits, during which we seek to extend ourselves by spreading our wings and expanding or exploring our world and horizons, while questing to give meaning and purpose to our life by finding out more about who we are and what our personal truth is. Today, with the Moon also traversing this sign, we could have experienced a range of emotions – up and down the scale – in quick succession – as tolerance levels fluctuated wildly amidst all the buzz and fuss in social situations, which could have put us on the fence in regard to personal convictions and controversial actions. Therefore, it was critical to remain mindful and use good judgment in the pursuit of our self-interests, instead of letting the ego run the show.
The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 0:07 Sagittarius states:
“Retired army veterans gather to reawaken old memories. Keynote: The will to reaffirm the value of the struggle upon which civilization and group achievements are founded – PERPETUATION.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases, Pages 210-211)
In the larger picture the end justifies the means, no matter which truths, laws, principles or code of ethics we’ve been taught or believe in. Right and wrong are just concepts, which can be interpreted in a variety of ways. What is of importance is that we retain the spirit of camaraderie that brought us together on this journey, deepen our connection and lift each other up. Then, we might understand that the ‘kingdom of god is within us’.
Tarot card of the day is the “5 of Cups”, a card that is associated with loss, suffering and sadness. There is a lack of attainment or non-fulfillment of expected results. Thus, today is a day of emotional up and downs when we could feel disappointed, cry over spilled milk or let go of a hope. We might be feeling regret, only seeing the negative in a situation and generally have a pessimistic outlook on things. The more important is it to focus on our higher potential and the things are still left for us to work with. Forgiveness and the ability to recover are necessary.