– Venus in Leo quincunx Chiron Rx in Pisces and conjunct Jupiter
– Sun in Cancer trine Neptune Rx in Pisces
– Moon ingress to Capricorn at 5:10 am EDT
– Mars in Cancer square nodal axis
– Full Moon at 9:55 Capricorn/Cancer at 10:19 pm EDT
Yesterday, Juno made ingress to Virgo, where she will be traversing until September 17. This corresponds to a period when we seek to be of service, scrutinize our relationships and the role we are playing within these dynamics, work out problems with others and strive to improve our relationship principle. In sync with this ingress and Venus’ quincunx to retrograde Chiron did I walk to the hospital yesterday evening to see a doctor. It is rather a minor issue, yet enough of an annoyance to bug me and needed to be taken care of, especially since I plan to go on a trip south next weekend. Of course, with Venus, Jupiter and Juno all in my 12 house and transiting Saturn closing in on his second square with my natal Saturn in house 6 of health, the implicated adjustment at the start of the new sub-cycle (Venus-Jupiter conjunction), had to be a health-related issue for me. Besides, I wanted to make sure that my self-diagnosis was correct. It was quite a ‘trial’ though, because I had to wait for hours (the emergency department in the hospital is always busy around the Full Moon) and when I finally held my prescription in my hand and was ready to leave it was very late indeed. I don’t like hospitals or ‘modern medicine’ and try to avoid them together with all the screening and whatever ‘preventive measures’ they come up with, but sometimes I just need a ‘band-aid’ or prescription like everybody else. Anyway, July is here and today we celebrate Canada Day, which means I’m at home and could sleep in after that late night, licking my wounds, so to speak. Hopefully, it’ll warm up a bit over the course of the day. It’s still pretty cold here for summer.
So, now that we put an end to uncertainty or hope (as per example for a reunion in the case of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner), however the case might be, we enter this new sub-cycle at a moment of culmination, when things reached a peak or climax. Therefore, for the duration of this sub-period will we concentrate on our personal happiness and fulfillment. We will be more self-expressive about our values and mission in life and seek to create opportunities for self-validation, sense indulgence and personal entertainment. Thus, we truly stand at a turning point in regard to our past and future prospects, where we are challenged to support and nourish or grow our masculine side, drive, initiative and motivation. As the Gemini lunation cycle culminates in the Capricorn Full Moon, the impulse that sounded forth at the time of the Capricorn New Moon on December 21 of last year also peaks. Accordingly, the scene changes from ‘frost-covered trees against winter skies’ (Sabian Symbol for the Gemini New Moon) to ‘an albatross feeding from the hand of a sailor’ (Sabian Symbol for the Capricorn Full Moon) – by overcoming the cold (winter) and crystallization (isolation/withdrawal), we also overcome the fear that keeps us in patterns of defeat, fatigue and anguish. The ‘Indian Chief that claims power from the assembled tribe’ (Sabian Symbol for the Capricorn New Moon from December 21) can be correlated with ‘a large diamond in the first stage of the cutting process’ (Sabian Symbol for the Sun in Cancer).
The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon at 9:55 Cap states:
“An albatross feeding from the hand of a sailor. Keynote: The overcoming of fear and its rewards – TRUST.”
The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 9:55 Cancer states:
“A large diamond in the first stages of the cutting process. Keynote: The arduous training for perfection in order to fully manifest an ideal – CRAFTSMANSHIP.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 235 and 116, respectively)
We have to summon our courage, trust our instincts and follow our heart in order to be able to achieve emotional stability together with the status, structure and results we’re seeking. This gradual process of coming out of our protective shell will help us to arrange for our future prospects and move on from the past.
Tarot card of the day is the “5 of Wands”, depicting a day of struggles, restlessness and also playfulness when a lot of ideas are floating around and we could encounter conflicts or quarrels – inside and outside. We might be bothered by trivialities as well as overwhelmed by the pressure and demands on us. It is important to not lose sight of the bigger picture and let these minor vexations deplete our energies. Therefore, we need to get a grasp on these fluctuating energies and whims and carefully assess our attitude, while opening us to the changes they bring into our life.