Astro-Notes on April 24, 2015

Daily aspects:
– Ceres in Aquarius semi-square Chiron in Pisces
– Mars in Taurus semi-sextile Uranus in Aries
– Mercury in Taurus sextile Chiron in Pisces
– Venus in Gemini quincunx Pluto Rx in Capricorn
– Neptune in Pisces quincunx NN in Libra/semi-sextile SN in Aries

We continue to adjust to the newest trends, adapting our priorities accordingly, accepting our ‘fate’ or the things we cannot control, whether we like it or not, hanging in there and hoping for conditions not to get worse or too bad or overwhelming so that we can get back on track soon.

Tarot card of the day is The World”, signifying the end of a cycle, the final and successful completion of any issue at hand. We have arrived at our destination or have reached the culmination of a long series of events. There is a dawning realization and understanding of where we are at.

Astro-Notes on April 23, 2015

Daily aspects:
– Moon ingress to Cancer at 00:25 am EDT
– Mercury in Taurus semi-sextile Uranus in Aries
– Sun in Taurus quincunx Saturn Rx in Sagittarius
– Ceres in Aquarius semi-square Chiron in Pisces
– Neptune in Pisces quincunx NN in Libra/semi-sextile SN in Aries

Since the Moon’s ingress to Cancer at the start of the new day could we have felt more protected and

nurtured or warmed up, especially if we were focusing on taking good care of ourselves after the change in the weather (waking up to the all too familiar white outside), which brought snow back to our area (with Mercury in trine to retrograde Pluto yesterday winter made a last statement). Therefore, we have to adjust to these conditions or whatever else is causing us to change our usual routine (I, for instance, have late shift today), knowing this is just a short interruption or break from our normal life that can skew our perception. In the same sense as spring hasn’t settled yet, are we in a time of transition, where uncertainty, hopelessness, disorientation and even loss prevail – Neptune in Pisces is in adjusting aspects to the nodal axis – but we are aware of that and wait it out, while preparing ourselves to meet the future without having any expectations about it (yesterday’s 2 of Cups is succeeded by today’s 3 of Cups).

Tarot card of the day is the 3 of Cups”, representing wonderful connections and the celebration of friendship and harmonious relationships in general. It heralds a sociable day when we spend quality time with friends and loved ones and experience camaraderie as well as a feeling of oneness. We could be bursting with energy and overflowing with high spirits. Things should be going well.

Astro-Notes on April 22, 2015

Daily aspects:
– Mercury in Taurus sesqui Pallas Rx in Capricorn, trine Pluto Rx in Capricorn and conjunct Mars in Taurus

It is important today to rethink our politics in a problematic situation that hasn’t worked out if we

want to achieve our ends, especially after we reviewed the circumstances involved in this matter, which has provided us with a better idea of where we are standing or what we are dealing with and this is leading us into a new sub-cycle, during which we can build up a strong will together with persistence and productivity through the cultivation of patience, determination, focus and a steady routine.

Tarot card of the day is the 2 of Cups”, suggesting that there is a mutual understanding between the people involved in a relationship and that interactions are balanced and harmonious, because of an awareness of the expectations each person has, which allows for growth and very special relationships. Our focus is on win-win situations as we show kindness and thoughtfulness. Moreover, we’re calling a truce and accepting our preferences. We’re leaving the past behind and holding ourselves in high regard. It is likely that we’re feeling ‘at one’ with the energies of the universe and also with ourselves.

Happy Earth Day!

Astro-Notes on April 21, 2015

Daily aspects:
– Mercury in Taurus square Jupiter in Leo
– Mars in Taurus sesqui Pallas Rx in Capricorn and trine Pluto Rx in Capricorn

Challenged to get out of a rut or other situation, where we feel stuck or like moving in circles, while dealing either with stubbornness or self-righteousness, we could be running out of options. Therefore, it is critical that we review our approach and influence in that matter and thus if we can accomplish what we set out to do, which could lead to the realization that we might have to accept that we cannot do anything about it under the current circumstances and just have to be patient until we can actually exercise our authority.

Tarot card of the day is the 2 of Swords”, representing a delicate balance. We may feel as though we have reached an impasse or even a stalemate. What is needed is a truce so that the problems we’re dealing with can be resolved using logic and the intellect, especially if we don’t know how to proceed. It’s a card of choice that could require from us to make a split decision. There is a sense of being caught between a rock and a hard place, which could make decision-making difficult or, on the other hand, could have us torn by indecision or opposing choices. Awareness of the consequences of our decisions is therefore imperative. However, resolutions will be found and a new beginning is arising out of this.

Astro-Notes on April 20, 2015

Daily aspects:
– Venus in Gemini trine NN in Libra/sextile SN in Aries and square Vesta in Pisces
– Sun ingress to Taurus at 5:41 am EDT and trine Pallas Rx in Capricorn
– Moon ingress to Gemini at 7:27 pm EDT

So, now that this is a done deal or deed and we reached an agreement one way or another or set up a

meeting, we are challenged to get our ‘ducks in a row’ and not waste our energy or be self-undoing in any other manner. With the Sun’s ingress to Taurus early this morning began a period of steady, productive self-expression when we seek to build up, secure and pursue a sustainable lifestyle or bestow our life with quality, tend to our wellbeing and toward sense gratification as well as validate our sense of Self and cultivate self-esteem. Consequently, our reviewed approach of a personal matter can help us to achieve our ends in this regard. After the Moon’s ingress to Gemini later tonight will we feel more flexible and adaptable and also lighter.

Tarot card of the day is the 9 of Pentacles”, suggesting that we can complete any work necessary, because we’ve reached a point where we’re feeling self-sufficient, resourceful and capable and have identified the roots of our passion. We have worked hard and acted on our own accord to attain success and material comfort. With inexhaustible focus are we targeting our specific aims and invest our energy in the honing of our skills. Moreover, we appreciate what is now available to us, knowing that the worst is over. Therefore, it is important that we stick to our program and exercise self-discipline until we have achieved that level of sophistication we’re striving for.

Astro-Notes on April 19, 2015

Daily aspects:
– Mercury in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces, quincunx NN in Libra/semi-sextile SN in Aries and sextile Vesta in Pisces
– Ceres in Aquarius sextile Saturn Rx in Sagittarius
– Venus in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces and trine NN in Libra/sextile SN in Aries
– Pallas stations Rx at 00:26 Capricorn at 9:29 pm EDT (will station direct on August 3 at 11:39 Sag)

While we’ve been upholding our hopes in regard to certain outcomes or expectations, we also made up our mind to be able to arrange for our future prospects after we reviewed the conditions and latest developments within our specific set of circumstances together with our individual support system. However, we still deal with uncertainty and don’t know which way things will go as we’re awaiting closure in a matter that has been dragging on for too long. Therefore, we might want to take advantage of the opportunity, which could open up later today, and just walk away from the situation and thus move on with our lives. As Pallas stations retrograde in the first degree of Capricorn in square aspect to the Aries Point, where the ‘personal becomes political’ and then begins to retrace her steps through Sagittarius, we are dealing with consequences and could reconsider our approach or even make or face a major decision before we enter a period during which we will review our long-term politics and strategies.

Tarot card of the day is the8 of Cups”, suggesting that we’re leaving a situation that is no longer working for us. It is important to know though that good times lie ahead. By realizing that the current cycle is over, we’re disentangling ourselves and moving on. We’re starting on a journey of discovery and seek deeper meaning. This is a card of change and transition.

Astro-Notes on April 18, 2015 – Aries New Moon

Daily aspects:
– Venus in Gemini semi-square Eris in Aries
– Mercury in Taurus square Juno in Leo and semi-sextile Venus in Gemini
– New Moon at 28:25 Aries at 2:56 pm EDT
– Moon ingress to Taurus at 5:31 pm EDT
– Vesta in Pisces quincunx NN in Libra/semi-sextile SN in Aries
– Ceres in Aquarius sextile Saturn Rx in Sagittarius

Keeping our mind open and watching our attitude is particularly important today, because we could encounter challenges in relationship situations that require from us to think about our self-preservation and personal needs before we make bigger commitments and agree to something that wouldn’t be in our best interest. Therefore, we want to use the chance we have to review the developments, which have brought us to this point and what we were supposed to learn from them so that we can make better choices in the future, instead of repeating the same mistake.

The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 28:25 Aries states:
“The music of the spheres. Keynote: Attunement to cosmic order – LISTEN TO THE INNER VOICE.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Page 70)

Aries New Moon 2015

This symbolical message implies that we need to focus on the larger cycles and thus look at the bigger picture or long-term outlook and also on what our individual experience has taught us to be able to predict future trends and see the pattern woven into the fabric of our lives. Therefore, the question we have to ask ourselves as we start over is do we really want to carry on in the same way or are we ready to release the ‘burden’?

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.