– Mars conjunct Ceres in Taurus
– Full Moon at 21:32 Libra/Aries at 11:08 pm PDT
– Vesta in Cancer square Uranus in Aries
As the Aries lunation cycle culminates into the Libra Full Moon, Mars has finally caught up to Ceres in Taurus and Mercury has turned retrograde in Taurus, the sign that is ruled over by Venus, who is also the ruler over the Full Moon and is still in retrograde motion in Pisces.
This means that consistent or repeated actions taken over a longer period of time are now met with support, because priorities, values and relationships are being reviewed with more compassion, sympathy and solidarity, while we’re going over information, plans and schedules as well as matters of communication, connectivity and mobility, especially in regard to emotional and material security, attachments and worthiness.
Mars’ next aspect is a semi-sextile to Eris in Aries and Mercury’s a semi-sextile to Pallas in Aries, which is indicative of an adjustment in motivation and focus to be able to serve our self-interests amidst Vesta’s square to Uranus that challenges us to make progress on all fronts so that we can feel safe and take care of our causes.
Therefore, the ‘protective forms’ and the ‘sensitivity’ (Sabian Symbol for the Aries New Moon) that came forth at the onset of this lunation cycle have developed into ‘solicitude’ (keyword for the Sabian Symbol for the Libra Full Moon) – others are being receptive to our plight and assisting us in our fight or with our struggles. Whereas the ‘three old masters hanging on the wall of a special room in an art gallery’ (Sabian Symbol for the Libra New Moon from September of last year) have been replaced by ‘the gate to the garden of all fulfilled desires’ (Sabian Symbol for the Aries Sun) – the ‘return to the source’ (keynote for the Sabian Symbol of the Libra NM) has resulted in ‘abundance made possible by human togetherness and cooperation’ and ‘cosmic optimism’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Aries Sun).
The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon at 21:32 Libra states:
“A child giving birds a drink at a fountain. Keynote: The concern of simple souls for the welfare and happiness of less evolved beings who thirst for life renewal – SOLICITUDE.”
The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 21:32 Aries states:
“The gate to the garden of all fulfilled desires. Keynote: Abundance made possible by human togetherness and cooperation – COSMIC OPTIMISM.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 186-187 and 66, respectively)
Implied by the symbolical imagery is that a humanitarian act will lead to renewed hope for success and personal fulfillment or a better and more balanced life.
Tarot card of the day is the “7 of Pentacles”, suggesting slow growth. The seeds have been sown, but there is no sign yet that they have germinated. Some things are moving along well and we feel hopeful about the future, while others seem to be pointless. Consequently, we are applying a long-term view and focus on sustainability of results. It’s time now to assess which of our energy investments are worth it and where we might have to change direction. Thus, we are taking stock, reflecting on our progress, questioning our choices and find out where we stand.