Astro-Notes on January 31, 2015

Daily aspects:
– Moon ingress to Cancer at 2:08 am EST
– Mercury Rx in Aquarius opposite Juno Rx in Leo and semi-sextile Ceres in Capricorn
– Mars conjunct Chiron in Pisces
– Juno Rx in Leo quincunx Ceres in Capricorn

The mood has shifted overnight. Thus, with the Moon now in Cancer we’re seeking out nurturance and the

warmth and safety of our homes. However, before we could sit down and enjoy ourselves, we had some errands to run, took care of still outstanding obligations, covered our bases and prepared our environment for the event or weekend, which required from us to review and alter our plans. Consequently, a new sub-cycle began today during which we have a chance to get more in tune with the flow of things as well as inspired toward bridging our difficulties and differences, especially when we react to problematic and unresolved issues. Ideally, we’re also motivated to work things out and help each other. On the other hand, we could be more inclined to try avoiding conflict or any action at all or could be continuing to sacrifice hostages and innocents in acts of violence and ignorance to inflict hurt and pain upon others, such as the beheadings carried out by ISIS.

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 January 30, 2015

Daily aspects:
– Venus in Pisces square Saturn in Sagittarius
– Mars in Pisces sextile Pluto in Capricorn
– Sun-Mercury inferior conjunction in Aquarius
– Pallas in Sagittarius trine Uranus in Aries

jan30Challenged by a growing sense of structure or limitation, responsibility, obligation or burden we could feel overwhelmed, disappointed and disillusioned and this results in confusion about our priorities, financial matters, important others and unmet needs. We might not even bother anymore and be unresponsive, especially so if it seems as though we can’t do anything about it anyway or take on more or reach out for help, because the situation is hopeless and arrangements we might eventually make won’t work out anyway. Yet, not everything is lost and we’re still quite capable of managing these circumstances if we let us be inspired anew and motivated accordingly, thereby focusing on the potential the future could hold for us purpose-wise or in regard to social causes and circles we joined. Our lengthy and extensive negotiations and strategies have led to change, which means our outlook is different now and so are the options we have. Therefore, a new idea or quality of will conceived at this time acts as a stimulus for personal or social progress. For instance, after the U.S. Senate passed the “Keystone XL pipeline” project, the U.S. president is expected to veto it and the larger public will have to protest against this in order to prevent further environmental damage and large-scale destruction on their soil.

Tarot card of the day is the 9 of Wands”, suggesting that we’ll be seeing something through to the end and will persist against the odds or despite of setbacks. There might be a last test or challenge before we can reach success, but as long as we don’t give up, we will achieve our goals. Therefore, it is important that we show stamina and keep our resolve. We will eventually prosper if we maintain our position with patience and vigilance.

Astro-Notes on January 29, 2015

Daily aspects:
– Mars in Pisces semi-sextile Uranus in Aries
– Sun in Aquarius opposite Juno Rx in Leo

Today we’re set on making progress. Now that the wait is over, we can proceed with our intentions for ‘reform’, change or individualization. In order to gain recognition we seek for our role or contribution though we have to stand out or distinguish ourselves somehow and this requires a display of creativity on our part together with social skills or intelligence we need to demonstrate.

Tarot card of the day is the 5 of Swords”, suggesting that we’re dealing with mixed feelings about life in general and experiencing conflict or discord – inner as well as outer. The more important is it to pick our battles wisely and think before we act. There are boundaries and limitations in life situations we must accept, even though they could make us feel powerless. In this regard, we must overcome ourselves and focus on our needs in order to regain our composure. On the other hand, this card can indicate victory or achievement, which has been well-deserved and long-awaited, but only if we don’t give in to defeat.

Astro-Notes on January 28, 2015

Daily aspects:
– Mercury Rx in Aquarius sextile Uranus in Aries, semi-sextile Mars in Pisces, sextile Pallas in Sagittarius and trine NN in Libra/sextile SN in Aries
– Mars in Pisces square Pallas in Sagittarius and quincunx NN in Libra/semi-sextile SN in Aries
– Pallas in Sagittarius sextile NN in Libra/trine SN in Aries
– Vesta ingress to Aquarius at 2:41 pm EST (until March 28) and semi-square Chiron in Pisces
– Moon ingress to Gemini at 5:35 pm EST

Today we get a choice to talk about future arrangements by reaching out to others and negotiating

the ‘rules of engagement’ together with long-term strategies we want to employ. This means we have to convince them to cooperate with us so that we can get on the same page in spite of our different agendas or beliefs. Certain politics or tactics cannot be avoided any longer if we want to save us the agitation and don’t squander our energy anymore, but have everything proceeding smoothly. Therefore, this afternoon a period begins during which we will change how we invest our energy, reform or upgrade the causes we’re dedicated toward and specialize in the things we hold sacred, whereby it is critical that we bridge our problems and make progress. After the Moon’s ingress to Gemini will feel more flexible, social and easy-going.

Tarot card of the day is The Moon”, suggesting that some things are hidden from conscious view, making it necessary to look well below the surface in order to find clarity or truth. On the other hand, invisible things could be brought to the surface and unforeseen perils could be experienced. This card has moreover the potential to project fears into the present and future based on past ordeals. Repressed thoughts, images and feelings could cause overwhelming disturbances. We might be longing for sleep. It is important to remedy this for which we need to go through a purging process, thereby releasing deep memories. The Moon is a card of illusion and deception, and therefore often suggests a time when something is not as it appears, causing errors in our judgment. It is also possible that we may have lost our way and are now left to walk in the dark, guided only by our inner light and intuition. Nonetheless, we need to go on without a clear picture of where we are or where we are going. It is true that things are vague and illusive, neither clear nor certain or definitive in any way and that therefore we may be torn between many influences, which could distract us from following our core path. The more important is it to reflect upon our life and to use our intuitive abilities or listen to our inner voice to get in touch with our vision. Renewal is possible and secrets may be revealed as we’re walking these dreamscapes. The Moon is moreover a symbol of the turning tides and can refer to healing abilities and other psychic or intuitive work.

Astro-Notes on January 27, 2015

Daily aspects:
– Mercury Rx in Aquarius semi-sextile Pluto in Capricorn
– Venus ingress to Pisces at 9:59 am EST (until Feb 20)
– Sun in Aquarius semi-sextile Ceres in Capricorn

Today requires a few adjustments on our part, whether this concern plans we’ve made, schedules, daily routines or matters of transportation. Some changes and even cancellations based on weather condition or other environmental or circumstantial factors can be expected. This happens as a period begins during which our values are more formidable and we’re more receptive toward sacrificing for the higher good or in the best interest of all concerned or involved, when we feel more sympathetic, compassionate as well as highly sensitive to all kinds of influences and are more inclined to idealize the emotional, financial, material and relational aspects of our life, but at the same time could also be more confused and confounded about them.

Tarot card of the day is the Queen of Pentacles”, representing an aspect of ourselves or others that is concerned about economic security and the promotion of physical wellbeing. We’re not only tending for ourselves, but also for our possessions. This involves being practical and capable in business affairs, in particular what effective management concerns, where we need to employ down-to-earth common sense and help things to flourish. Putting duty first, we use our resourcefulness to provide stability, to safeguard and to preserve.

Astro-Notes on January 26, 2015

Daily aspects:
– Sun in Aquarius semi-sextile Neptune in Pisces
– Mercury Rx in Aquarius semi-sextile Chiron in Pisces
– Moon ingress to Taurus at 11:37 am EST
– Venus in Aquarius semi-sextile Vesta in Capricorn and semi-square Pluto in Capricorn
– First Quarter Moon at 6:54 Taurus/Aquarius at 11:48 pm EST

We’re reviewing our latest choices and inspirations today on which we will base our decisions and plans for the day and hopefully finish up where we left off and meet those remaining expectations and goals for which we have to make the necessary adjustments and time. In particular since the ‘crisis in action’ challenges us to remain persistent amidst the twists and turns over which we have no control so that we can continue with our mission or whatever we set out to do, even if the proceedings are tough or too many things/issues have accumulated and we don’t know what to expect in the near future from these latest revelations. In any case, we could be struggling if we haven’t covered our bases, prepared ourselves for these circumstances or forgot some matters we have to take care of, especially after the Moon’s ingress to Taurus when we seek to get into our usual routine and feel a bit more complacent. Also, we have to accept that values and people can change and that we might have to manage without certain resources or things we used to enjoy as a result.

Tarot card of the day is The Hierophant”, representing traditional values and moral development. This card is suggesting that we stay within conventional bounds and follow established social structures and traditions. There is a need to conform to rules or fixed situations and to go along with the program. We are working as part of a team and are doing the right thing. This concerns especially the bridging of the earthly and divine, which can be achieved by using our situation or particular circumstances to transcend as yet unevolved aspects of ourselves. A gateway to higher consciousness is open for us today that allows us to access the sacred as we try to understand the inner world.

Astro-Notes on January 25, 2015

Daily aspects:
– Pallas in Sagittarius trine Juno Rx in Leo
– Venus in Aquarius sesqui NN in Libra and semi-square SN-Uranus conjunction in Aries
– Mars in Pisces quincunx Juno Rx in Leo

Reviewing our relationship principle, personal role and important interactions has gotten us on the

right track and this allows us now to concentrate on long-term strategies and the development of a creative approach within a broader perspective, which means we’re aiming to expand our horizons. Meanwhile, the Moon made ingress to Aries, thereby setting us in the mood to act on our intentions, especially what our unfinished business concerns. However, we might change our priorities and preferences today due to recent developments we didn’t anticipate or in reaction to the discomfort we can expect based on that and other arrangements or conditions, which wouldn’t sit well with us or affect our wellbeing. Therefore, we adjust our intentions accordingly and choose what’s in our best interest in this situation. For instance, I woke to chill temperatures. The weather forecast got it wrong once again. I wanted to walk downtown, but this freezing cold cannot lure me outside. A better idea would be to try to get a hold of my mother today, who might not attend her brother’s birthday party, because she was just released from the hospital.

Tarot card of the day is the 10 of Wands”, suggesting that we’ve reached the end of a matter or a cycle after a period of struggle, where we now have to deal with the consequences of our achievement. This completion comes with great responsibilities and commitments though in order to ensure our ongoing success. Thus, we could be overextending ourselves as we carry our ambitious burdens by trying to do too much or because we have taken on too much. Therefore, it’s time to rebalance, to gather up our lessons and to recollect ourselves for the next phase life has to offer. As we press onwards, we need to pace ourselves, manage efficiently and prioritize or we could be ending up fighting uphill.