Astro-Notes on May 29, 2016 – Third Quarter Moon

Daily Aspects:
– Venus in Gemini square Pallas in Pisces
– Sun in Gem semi-square Eris in Aries
– Third Quarter Moon at 8:32 Pisces/Gemini at 8:11 am EDT
– Mercury in Taurus semi-sextile Ceres in Aries
– Vesta in Gemini square Pallas in Pisces
– Uranus conjunct Eris in Aries

Now that Mars has returned to Scorpio, where he will be traversing until August 2, the review of our long-term intentions we underwent so far is getting more complex as well as complicated. At first, we’ve felt empowered, which renewed our drive and spurred us into intensified activity. However, we soon had to realize that no matter how hard we tried or how much effort we invested, in the grander scheme of things it seems to amount to nothing, because we can’t control our specific set of circumstances in the same sense as we can’t control the weather. For instance, now that’s finally warm here, it’s so hot and humid that you would need to own a pool or be close to a body of water in order to be able to enjoy it. Yet public pools haven’t opened yet, because it is still very early in the season. Though in order to endure and survive this climate, we run our fans and air conditioners at full capacity. We’re flexible and adaptable that way, but our town or city counsel is not. In my place of work, we do everything in our power to manage the freight we own and get it out on the salesfloor, but we can’t stock anymore than what we have possibly space for; neither can we stop the flow or control the amount that’s coming in; although it is our head office’s objective to reduce the stock held in the backrooms of the stores. We have exhausted all of our options in dealing with replenishment services, category managers, buyers and orders for our store. It’s a lot like fighting windmills and it has gotten us nowhere. Meanwhile, new modulars are dropping seemingly all at once with no exit strategy in place or provided. This is the state of affairs at the Third Quarter Moon of the Taurus lunation cycle that happens in sync with the Venus-Vesta conjunction in Gemini with both bodies in square to Pallas in Pisces, which repeats the message that priorities, values, focus and causes are at cross-purpose, leaving us at a loss at how to get the upper hand in this situation (the mutable Grand Cross is approaching and there will be a second Full Moon in Sagittarius). Thus, this ‘crisis in consciousness’ is testing our idealism together with our dedication as we struggle to meet our objectives. With Uranus conjunct Eris in Aries though, our competitive spirit has been stirred up and we are determined to make progress no matter what it takes and won’t give up until we win.


Tarot card of the day is the “Page of Cups”, representing some sort of beginning or renewal, which could herald a positive message we respond to in an emotional manner. Our intuition is sharp today and creative energy is trying to burst forth into our consciousness. Therefore, we need to be open to receive, express our emotions and let our heart lead the way. This card encourages us to take a fresh perspective on a difficult issue and to allow our creative Self to come to the fore so that a sense of freedom may reappear in our life.


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