– Mars in Libra trine Ceres in Aquarius
– Mercury in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces, sextile Ceres in Aquarius, sesqui Eris Rx in Aries and sextile Mars in Libra
– Moon ingress to Gemini at 12:15 pm EST
– Chiron Rx in Pisces semi-sextile Uranus Rx in Aries
– Full Moon at 3:20 Gemini/Sagittarius at 5:44 pm EST
Yesterday, the Vesta-South Node conjunction in Pisces perfected for a last time, bringing up the question if we worship the past, which would also suggest that we remain blissfully ignorant, evasive or oblivious toward certain issues and keep repeating past karma. Another manifestation would be a unquestioning devotion to sacrifices for the ‘greater good’ or whatever cause we consider holy or sacred. Unsurprisingly, this creates a conflict with our future prospects, which are centring on resolutions and improvement (NN in Virgo). Therefore, Mercury and Saturn began a new synodic cycle in the sign of the archer, Sagittarius, who aims heaven-ward. Thus, the corresponding period will see increased focus on and communication or information exchange about a growing sense of structure, limitation, fear and control, all of which is challenging our higher ideals and vision of a unified world or our unrealized dreams, because of the doubts we have and the uncertainties or unknown factors we’re dealing with. Consequently, there will be delays and not all expectations or promises can be met. Our nurturing and support principle has changed as the result of recent replacements or new relationships or arrangements and agreements. Things are different now, which means we can actually make progress if we commit ourselves toward this end and work together on problem solving for our various situations. As the Scorpio lunation cycle culminates in the Gemini Full Moon, the impulse that sounded forth with the Gemini New Moon in June of this year will also come to fruition. Thus, ‘the overheard conversation the parrot repeats’ (Sabian Symbol for the Scorpio New Moon) is about ‘old memories of Christmas’ (Sabian Symbol for the Gemini Full Moon) – imitation leads to memorization – and this particular one is a reminder of the ‘Christ consciousness’ we need to ‘imitate’ or be inspired by, because the darkness and cold or the crystallization of stereotypes (‘frost-covered trees against winter skies’ is the Sabian Symbol for the Gemini New Moon from June) can only be conquered by the light and warmth of the ‘love principle’. It is essential now that we learn to walk our talk and follow in the footsteps of natural leaders – if only tentatively – who will show us how to ‘resolve conflicts’ (keyword of the Sabian Symbol for the Sagittarius Sun) in spite of our differing worldviews and backgrounds.
The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon at 3:20 Gemini states:
“Holly and mistletoe reawaken old memories of Christmas. Keynote: A longing for the pre-intellectual state of consciousness – RETURN TO THE SOURCE.”
The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 3:20 Sagittarius states:
“A little child learning to walk with the encouragement of his parents. Keynote: The natural assistance of superior powers during crisis of growth – RESOLUTION OF CONFLICT.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “ An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 91-92 and 212, respectively)
Tarot card of the day is “The Chariot”, suggesting that we take control and move forward with care. There is a need to remain focused and to keep the emotions in check. We need to harness our energy and apply it wisely. Self-discipline is important to be able to balance the light and shadow aspects of our personality.