– Sun in Scorpio semi-square Pallas in Capricorn
– Mercury in Scorpio semi-square NN in Libra/sesqui SN in Aries
– New Moon at 19:00 Scorpio at 12:47 pm EST
– Venus in Libra trine Ceres in Aquarius and square Pallas in Cap
– Pallas in Capricorn semi-sextile Ceres in Aquarius
– NN ingress to Virgo at 8:02 pm EST/SN ingress to Pisces (until May 9 2017)
When the Sun is transiting the sign Scorpio things are getting more complex, complicated and intense. Therefore, we’ve been dealing with several crises, which have been asking for decisiveness and resourcefulness, in particular what our future prospects concerns. The moment of truth has arrived. We have to accept what life or destiny dished out for us and take it from there. Thus, it is no coincidence that the transiting nodal axis will change signs tonight at the beginning of this new cycle, bringing a significant shift in energy that will affect our life’s direction for the next 1 and a half years. The last 18 months were often marked by unjust, unbalanced and unfair conditions that kept us struggling, but also motivated us to move on from these circumstances and set things straight. And although we have been for the most part pretty self-determined, self-reliant and driven during this time, the situation demanded cooperation, collaboration and compromise from us to keep the principle of giving and receiving together with our sense of ‘me and we’ in equilibrium – whether we liked it or not. In fact, we might have fought these developments at first, became angry and reactive or offensive and even ‘went to war’ with others. However, as this phase is ending, we’re more accepting of special circumstances and emergencies and support each other. Moreover, our values, relationships and arrangements have changed in due process, because of these trends, alterations and even reforms we underwent. Yet, the challenge of limited ‘maneuver-ability’ or ‘manageability’ remains. Consequently, our focus for the next 18 months will be on improvement, error correction, functionality, simplification and working out resolutions in order to overcome victimization, losses, overwhelm, confusion and helplessness.
The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 19:00 Scorpio states:
“A parrot repeats the conversation he has overheard. Keynote: The capacity to transmit transcendental knowledge – CHANNELSHIP.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “ An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Page 203)
By observing and imitating or emulating those with more experience, skill and knowledge, we learn to manage our affairs more effectively and can be of better service. Moreover, dwelling on the past won’t do us any favors, yet awareness of our mistakes or ‘self-undoing’ will help us to avoid this in the future.
Tarot card of the day is “Justice”, indicating that justice will be served and a fair decision will be made. The workings of karma will be evident. Therefore, an understanding of cause and effect or consequences is necessary. A sharp mind is needed and so is a clear-sighted view. This is a time to remain objective and impartial. We need to apply ethical principles, try to do what’s right and play by the rules. Thus, we can handle the situation and settle old accounts and debts.