– Mercury in Gemini semi-square Uranus in Aries and opposite Saturn Rx in Sagittarius
– Saturn Rx in Sagittarius sesqui Uranus in Aries
– Sun in Taurus square Jupiter in Leo
– Full Moon at 13:22 Scorpio/Taurus at 11:42 pm EDT
– Neptune in Pisces quincunx NN in Libra/semi-sextile SN in Aries
The latest developments brought us face to face with a long-standing issue, where we have to review the long-term implications and our responsibilities in this regard. We could be having a hard time to wrap our mind around this since we haven’t been left with too many choices and also because our buttons have been pushed and on first impulse we might feel compelled to rebel and even to retaliate. However, there is too much at stake for us. Deep down, we know that we can’t continue in this fashion and insist on having it our way, because we can’t win in this game, but have to accept the reality picture and the conditions we are dealing with, which requires from us to ‘jump over our shadow’ (as we tend to say in Germany) and overcome ourselves together with our sense of ‘righteousness’. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary that we change our attitude and develop mental flexibility instead of struggling with things beyond our control and ‘demons’ of our own making (aka psychic complexes). As the Aries lunation cycle culminates with the Scorpio Full Moon, the impulse that sounded forth at the time of the Scorpio New Moon on October 23 of last year comes to fruition too. Thus, ‘the music of the spheres’ (Sabian Symbol for the Aries New Moon) can be ‘heard’ in the ‘installation of new connections’ or ‘new channels of communication’ (Sabian Symbol for the Scorpio Full Moon), whereby the suggestion to ‘listen to the inner voice’ (keyphrase of the Sabian Symbol for the Aries New Moon) has resulted in ‘the will to association or comprehension’ (keyphrase of the Sabian Symbol for the Scorpio Full Moon). Whereas ‘the crowded sight-seeing bus on a city street’ (Sabian Symbol for the Scorpio New Moon) ended up at a destination of relief and liberation symbolized by the image of ‘children playing on the beach’ (Sabian Symbol for the Taurus Sun). Consequently, ‘the widening of experience’ (keyphrase of the Sabian Symbol for the Scorpio New Moon) has led to a ‘live and let live attitude’ or a ‘return to simpler joys for revitalization’ (keynote and keyphrase of the Sabian Symbol for the Taurus Sun).
The Sabian Symbol for the Moon at 13:22 Scorpio states:
“Telephone linemen at work installing new connections. Keynote: The need to establish new channels of communication – THE WILL TO ASSOCIATION or COMPREHENSION.”
The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 13:22 Taurus states:
“On the beach children play, while shellfish grope at the edge of the water. Keynote: Returning to simpler joys for revitalization – LIVE AND LET LIVE attitude.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 200 and 79, respectively)
It’s time to get off that bus or train of thought and snap out of that state of mind so that we can get back in touch with our inner child and live more carefree. We have to focus on life’s offerings and blessings and immerse ourselves fully in it in order to be able to gain a better perspective.
Tarot card of the day is the “4 of Swords”, signifying a break from normal life and a time when we avoid overexertion. We seek to relax body and soul, because we want to gain a better perspective by standing back from the situation and coming to terms with what is. For the moment, there is a truce, which gives us a chance to stabilize ourselves, recover, center our thoughts, stop worrying, put down our defenses and take a breather from the chaos and stress around us. In a practical sense, this card is an indicator that we need to have some time out from our current circumstances, to reflect and review your progress so far to be able to re-evaluate and re-assess our priorities.