Astro-Notes on May 6, 2016 – Taurus New Moon

Daily Aspects:

– Juno Rx in Scorpio semi-square NN in Virgo/sesqui SN in Pisces
– Mercury Rx in Taurus semi-sextile Uranus in Aries
– Mars Rx in Sagittarius sesqui-quadrate Uranus in Aries
– Venus in Taurus semi-sextile Ceres in Aries
– New Moon at 16:41 Taurus at 3:29 pm EDT
– Pallas in Pisces semi-square Pluto Rx in Capricorn

Due to conditions, rules, regulations, procedures or instructions, which could have left us feeling overburdened and stretched to the limit for a few days now, have we been required to make personal adjustments that affect our priorities, preferences and daily routine and therefore this whole affair has come as quite an inconvenience, in particular so as it forced us way out of our comfort zone and caused lots of unnecessary stress in addition to feelings of defeat and loss. In fact, we could have reached a point where we don’t know anymore how to manage everything under these circumstances or how to proceed from here on. We don’t really have a choice other than to surrender and try to pull through it somehow. The situation is complicated and things are evolving quickly, but despairing over it or panicking doesn’t help. This crisis calls for efficiency and practicality and this includes asking others for their advice and support. Moreover, we have to take action to protect ourselves and also focus on self-preservation, while remaining resilient, determined and resourceful in the face of adversity.

The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 16:41 Taurus states:

“A symbolical battle between ‘swords’ and ‘torches’. Keynote: Refusing to depend upon the past, the seeker turns warrior, fighting anew the eternal ‘great war’ – POLARIZATION OF VALUES.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Page 81)

Taurus NM 2016

Not only do the fires rage in Alberta with fierceness, menace and growing hunger, leaving wide swaths of devastation behind and a great number of people homeless, the heat is also on in our lives and in the same sense as the fire fighters there, do we too struggle to contain and subdue these situations, which have taken on a life of their own and threaten our peace, security and wellbeing. Therefore, we have to keep our wits about ourselves and come up with simple, yet radical solutions that will move mountains and clear the path toward the future for us. Past attachments have to be let go off in order for us to be able to reorganize our affairs and restructure our life.

Tarot card of the day is the “8 of Swords”, suggesting that we need to look at a difficult situation from a new angle and with a different perspective. Because our thinking is limited and we’re struggling to see a way out of our dilemma, it is imperative that we open our eyes to the options that lay in front of us. There are choices available, but in order to recognize them, we have to get into the right mindset first.


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