– Moon ingress to Libra at 1:40 am EDT
– First Quarter Moon at 2:38 Libra/Cancer at 7:02 am EDT
– Chiron stations retrograde at 21:33 Pisces at 7:36 am EDT (turns direct on Nov 28 at 16:56 Pisces)
– Mars ingress to Cancer at 9:32 am EDT (until Aug 8)
– Vesta conjunct SN in Aries/opposite NN in Libra
– Venus in Leo trine Pallas Rx in Sagittarius
Since the Moon’s ingress to Libra early in the morning could we have felt more laid back and agreeable. However, with the First Quarter Moon forming a few hours later, our inner balance was most likely tipped off by something that ‘hit home’ and disturbed the harmony. Vesta’s conjunction with the South Node in Aries fuels our dedication and brings out the warrior in us together with habitual patterns of behavior. Therefore, the ‘crisis in action’ challenged us to regain our composure and side-step the issue. We need to be more diplomatic in order to be fair and keep the peace. Thus, ‘essentialization’ (keyword of the Sabian Symbol for the Gemini New Moon) is tested by uncompromising subjectivity. As Chiron stationed retrograde in Pisces and will retrace his steps through a territory he visited from mid April of last year until now, a period begins during which we will review the wounding and healing principle, especially in situations where we feel victimized or tend to sacrifice or are too unrealistic or unaware or unable to bridge the issue. So, an unresolved matter or recurring problem, which has been lingering around, could have ‘assisted’ with the pushing of our buttons. Moreover, now that Mars made ingress to Cancer, where he will traverse until August 8, are we more inclined to react, particularly in a subjective manner, and to be on the defensive or let our moods dictate our actions. At the same time will we seek to engage in nurturing and supporting activities, to take care of initiatives and to ‘feed’ our drive and will. In any case, at the end of the day will we feel more validated and good about ourselves, because we succeeded with our approach of an important matter.
Tarot card of the day is the “Hanged Man”, demanding from us to let go and surrender to the experience, end the struggle, accept what is and hang in there for now. We are in an in-between state and also at a cross-roads, where decisions are postponed, even though there’s a sense of urgency to act. Therefore, we may simply just want to wait for better opportunities. There is a chance that we could see a situation from a new angle and consequently, overturn our priorities or upend the old order. This card also represents someone who has chosen the path of sacrifice and forsaken instant gratification in order to accomplish a higher goal.