Astro-Notes on December 31, 2014

Daily aspects:
– Venus in Capricorn semi-sextile Ceres in Sagittarius

This aspect of course indicates that we adjust our priorities to ready ourselves for the big event later

in the day – New Year’s Eve – most of us will be celebrating appropriately and most of us will be able to sleep in the next day. Therefore, we can’t wait to get our tasks and duties done, to close the door behind us and take the snacks and drinks out – whether we’ll be staying at home or will be joining the social scene. We’ll be settling into party mood as we’re leaving 2014. Accordingly, the Tarot card of the day is the 7 of Swords”, a card that suggests exactly that (sneaking away, escaping from a situation).


Astro-Notes on December 30, 2014

Daily aspects:
– Moon ingress to Taurus at 5:55 am EST
– Mercury in Capricorn quincunx Jupiter Rx in Leo and square Eris Rx in Aries

We start the day slowly, feeling rather mellow and complacent, while trying to settle into our routines. However, we have to adjust our work plans or the ways we use to organize and manage our surroundings to personal or creative options, which have been reviewed and this is causing us to struggle with ourselves, thereby challenging us to bring forth our competitive edge or spirit. Once we overcome our negativity, we will be able to realize that we will succeed with that mission if we only set our mind to it.

Tarot card of the day is the Ace of Pentacles”, indicating a new beginning that involves the material aspect of our lives. New investments and business ventures are becoming available. We can proceed with trust and take advantage of what works for us, while focusing on concrete results and on the manifestation of our goals. We can make a real-world impact; we’re experiencing growth, a feeling of prosperity and abundance, we flourish and draw to us what we need. Moreover, we operate from a known position, have a support system and can achieve tangible results.

Astro-Notes on December 29, 2014

Daily aspects:
– Mercury in Capricorn semi-square Neptune in Pisces

After yesterday’s crisis in action, when we could have failed to act, take charge or remain in control

over certain circumstances, it is critical today that we follow through with our plan and catch on before it is too late. Moreover, we have to be realistic in regard to what to expect and organize our affairs accordingly.

Tarot card of the day is the 9 of Pentacles”, suggesting that we can complete any work necessary, because we’ve reached a point where we’re feeling self-sufficient, resourceful and capable and have identified the roots of our passion. We have worked hard and acted on our own accord to attain success and material comfort. With inexhaustible focus are we targeting our specific aims and invest our energy in the honing of our skills. Moreover, we appreciate what is now available to us, knowing that the worst is over. Therefore, it is important that we stick to our program and exercise self-discipline until we have achieved that level of sophistication we’re striving for.

Astro-Notes on December 21, 2014 – Winter Solstice and Capricorn New Moon

Daily aspects:
– Venus in Capricorn sextile Chiron in Pisces
– Mars in Aquarius semi-sextile Pluto in Capricorn and sextile Uranus Rx in Aries
– Sun in Sagittarius semi-sextile Saturn in Scorpio
– Mercury in Capricorn sesqui Jupiter Rx in Leo
– Pallas in Scorpio sesqui Uranus Rx in Aries
– Uranus stations direct at 12:34 Aries at 5:44 pm EST (turned rx on July 22 at 16:30 Aries – new territory on April 7)
– Sun ingress to Capricorn at 6:03 pm EST – Winter solstice
– Moon ingress to Capricorn at 8:24 pm EST
– New Moon at 0:06 Capricorn at 8:35 pm EST

Unsurprisingly, last minute or last chance adjustments are preceding and leading into this new cycle with its ruler Saturn in the last degree of Scorpio (in addition to Mars in Aquarius’ semi-sextiles to Pluto in Capricorn and Chiron in Pisces together with the last degree Sun’s semi-sextile to Saturn plus Uranus’ station), implying an immense intensification of efforts. The festive holiday season is only a few days away and we’ve been trying to prepare for it, to have everything ready, set up and preferably properly managed or organized, a rather large and complex task, which seemed to have turned into a race against time or a struggle against the odds for most of us. I, per example, got my living room rearranged and decorated only toward the end of this week and didn’t even have the time yet to enjoy it or to get into the spirit of this season. Yesterday night I finally completed a project I’ve been working on for some time and which required from me to put other projects and plans to the side (although my knitting projects seem to be very time-consuming, tedious and cumbersome, they’re actually a labor of love for people close to my heart and thus they are worth the time and the effort) – some of my ideas were not even realizable in the amount of time to my disposal – and this means, of course, that I have LOTS to catch up to and leaves me wondering if I still will be able to manage all of this. But I’m not the only one, finding myself in this predicament. When I asked a few of my co-workers about their situation, I got the ‘same’ answer. Therefore, as we’re approaching this moment of pause and stillness, associated with the winter solstice, it is especially important now to take charge over our circumstances and get things under control so that we can start over or start anew once the ‘worst’ is over and the stress or chaos and hectic are over and we feel more grounded and ready again, intent on setting New Year resolutions and conquering the new challenges that come with this ‘new territory’ and new endeavor we’re taking on, while renewing and reforming our approach together with our politics and strategies in order to make progress.

The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 0:06 Capricorn states:
“An Indian chief claims power from the assembled tribe. Keynote: The power and responsibility implied in any claim for leadership – assuming AUTHORITY in a vital group situation.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolic Phases”, Pages 229-230)

Capricorn New Moon 2014

Happening in sync with the Winter Solstice, a quarter day and important power point in the wheel of the year, this is a very special gateway and ‘birth into Christ consciousness’. Not only does the Northern Hemisphere experience the shortest day and the longest night and the Southern Hemisphere the longest day and the shortest night, a turning point in the waxing and waning interplay of light and darkness has been reached, which will become more outwardly (objectively) recognizable around the time of Candlemas. Moreover, the apparent standstill of the Sun (apparent, because it is actually the Earth who revolves around the Sun) brings a change of energy after we get a chance to stop and take stock and to assimilate all that has been rapidly developing so that we can transition into a state of being that could be termed ‘stasis’. Winter is memory, when we lie low and hibernate, perceive the seeds of future growth to make our resolutions for the New Year, gather intent and celebrate our togetherness and reunion. Although Winter Solstice symbolizes relative lifelessness, it represents the light within, the concealed, surviving spark of the life-force in the midst of darkness, which contains the seed potential for rebirth at spring. The Sun’s yearly passage through Capricorn is also a time when we are consolidating our sense of Self and seek to express ourselves in an organized and responsible manner, while working on achieving our goals and managing our time constructively.

Tarot card of the day is the Queen of Cups”, symbolizing a seeker of inner transformation who possesses a strong perspective and perceptive nature. Suggested is furthermore that we are acknowledging our emotions and feelings. We trust our intuition and listen to our inner voice as well as to the sensations and impressions we’re getting from our environment. In our interactions with others we need to empathize and show true compassion, helping people along their chosen pathway. This is a day when we’ll be following the lead of our heart.


Astro-Notes for December 13 and 14, 2014

Daily aspects for December 13:
– Mercury in Sagittarius semi-sextile Pallas in Scorpio
– Sun in Sagittaris trine Eris Rx in Aries, semi-square Mars in Aquarius and trine Jupiter Rx in Leo

So, yesterday we’ve made the necessary adjustments in our plans or schedule to complement our approach

or strategies we’ve devised in regard to personal or business affairs. I, per example, had joined forces with a beautiful young Lady, who was selling scents in a combined party, where I did the Tarot readings. With the enterprising Sagittarius Sun moving into a fire Grand Trine with his dispositor, retrograde Jupiter in Leo, and retrograde Eris in Aries, it was a successful, enjoyable event, where we had a lot of fun in a nice social setting that not only connected us closer or allowed us to reach out to more people, but also served our business interests and self-promotion. With the Uranus-Pluto square tightening in the background from house 5 (self-expression, creativity) to house 8 (shared values, business matters) in my chart, this was an important ‘setup’ in this context, which will hopefully help me to get my astrology/tarot business established in this area. It was also the first time for me that I had a party of this kind and did several readings at once and in quick succession (Sun in Sagittarius semi-square Mars in Aquarius). Drawing the High Priestess as card for the day was also very appropriate. I even took my selenite crystal ball with me (it was really warm after all these sessions) together with my crystal cards. Each participant chose a card from that deck to find out which would be the best crystal to acquire for them to help them on their individual journey.

Tarot card of the day was the The High Priestess”, suggesting that we’re aware of a larger reality and see the potential or understand the possibilities as we open us to what could be. We’re looking beyond the obvious and being receptive to all kinds of subtle and hidden influences, which include our inner voice we need to listen to and trust. Also, we need to look for areas of our life, which are out of balance and therefore require greater foresight and wisdom. Our life is changing. Things that once seemed certain can no longer be taken for granted.

Daily aspects for December 14:
– Sun in Sagittarius trine Eris Rx in Aries, semi-square Mars in Aquarius and trine Jupiter Rx in Leo
– Third Quarter Moon at 22:26 Virgo/Sagittarius at 7:50 am EST
– Venus in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces
– Moon ingress to Libra at 11:04 pm EST

Thus, we were and still are being challenged to put things into perspective in sync with the ‘crisis in consciousness’ that accompanies the Third Quarter Moon. As a consequence, we have to reorient ourselves in accordance with the new facts or information we gathered and after an analysis of these experiences. There is a chance for us to meet certain expectations or ideals if we work on the realization of our values and get better organized or prepared. Once the Moon will make ingress to Libra late in the night will we seek to stabilize our emotions and achieve inner peace, while our focus is on relationships and other matters of value.

Tarot card of the day is the 6 of Pentacles”, 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. As we give so shall we receive and dispense charity in our own lives.

On the world stage we have been seeing many examples of police brutality that caused people to unite and march/demonstrate for their individual rights and lives as the Uranus-Pluto square tightens once again.

Astro-Notes on December 12, 2014

Daily aspects:
– Venus in Capricorn sesqui Juno in Leo
– Mercury in Sagittarius trine Jupiter Rx in Leo
– Moon ingress to Virgo at 10:18 am EST
– Vesta in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces

We feel the pressure of personal or creative commitments we made and for which we need to prepare or

even in regard to Christmas gifts and other purchases, inclusive decorations, we still have to acquire or finish or priorities and preferences concerning the approaching holidays we still have to tackle. In any case, there’s a lot on our mind and time is running out. So, we might get a bit frustrated or depressed. However, there’s a good chance we can work this out – just not all at once, but one step at a time. Later this morning will things improve, while we seek to get them under control and also to find resolutions for our problems.

Tarot card of the day is the 3 of Pentacles”, a card that refers to encouragement due to cooperation and collaboration. Teamwork and planning are the essential ingredients toward the achievement of our goals. We’re taking the next step toward becoming established. Improvement of our situation and success are possible if we apply the necessary effort and show persistence.

Astro-Notes on December 11, 2014

Daily aspects:
– Mercury in Sagittarius trine Eris Rx in Aries and trine Jupiter Rx in Leo

“The true sign of strength is gentleness.” ~ A.D. Williams
This phrase caught my eye this morning and I found it quite fitting for the astro-weather. A fire Grand Trine has been ‘hanging’ over us in the sky that could’ve brought out the best or the worst in us, depending on our attitude and the state of our ego. Consequently, for some, pride, self-righteousness and self-importance could’ve run the show if they weren’t mindful of what they believe are their entitlements, whereas others could have showed greater understanding and more generosity or open-mindedness toward others. In any case, the force of our convictions could have created high spiritedness or high drama with tolerance levels either up or down. I had a better day, but because I also had to attend the Health and Safety meeting and conduct an inspection, I fell far behind again. However, my workshop flyer and several other ads are out, which means I performed better in matters of self-promotion. In this sense, I’d like to add here too that you can purchase a reading with me, which always makes a good gift. And please donate to my blog (donation button is on the right sidebar) if you enjoy my posts so that I can justify investing my time and energy into this endeavor.

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.

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