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Astro-Notes on April 29, 2018 – Scorpio Full Moon

Yesterday did Juno, representing our relationship principle, make ingress to Aries, where she will be traversing until July 1, and joined Chiron in conjunction. Thus, we just entered a period during which we will seek to start anew in the relationship area or initiate relationships and conquer new relationship territory by assuming a more proactive, self-determined and assertive role and this is strongly connected to the wounding and healing principle, especially to new or fresh wounds we need to approach from an evolved perspective.

Mars, the ruler over the sign Aries and thus dispositor of these energies (Juno and Chiron), has just left a conjunction to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn. We’ve done our ‘soul work’ – courses of action we used in the past together with old ‘MOs’ (modus operantis and motivations) have been discarded – we realized we moved on from this, because we have matured and evolved and are serious about our intentions. This is the Wesak Full Moon after all, celebrating the unification of the Buddha (enlightenment) and Christ (love) principles and thus the regeneration and uplifting of the planetary and spiritual vibration.

At this special Full Moon, the Sun in Taurus is trine retrograde Saturn in Capricorn and Vesta in Capricorn is semi-square retrograde Jupiter in Scorpio, while Venus in Gemini casts a sesqui-quadrate to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn, signifying that we’ve completed a step or lesson on our journey by overcoming a part of our nature that belongs in the past. The understanding we gained from our experiences prevents us from repeating mistakes or having regrets. Therefore, it is necessary at this point to review our circumstances together with the options we have in this regard as we dedicate us toward the achievement of our causes and projects. It also requires from us to be more flexible priority- and preference-wise.

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As the Aries lunation cycle culminates in the Scorpio Full Moon, the impulse that sounded forth at the time of the Scorpio New Moon back in November of last year also comes to fruition. In the symbolical language of the Sabians the story goes like this: ‘The lost opportunity that is being regained’ (Sabian Symbol for the Aries NM) has led to ‘a fellowship supper that reunites old comrades’ (Sabian Symbol for the Scorpio FM) – an opening, offering or occasion is presented that brings people with a shared background back together. This is the result of ‘a military band’s noisily march through the city streets’ (Sabian Symbol for the Scorpio NM from November) that has been replaced by ‘a red cross nurse’ (Sabian Symbol for the Taurus Sun). So, the ‘pomp’ and ‘aggressive glorification of cultural values’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Scorpio NM) has resulted in ‘the compassionate linking of all men and consecration to humanity’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Taurus Sun) after we underwent ‘a revision of attitude and inner revaluation’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Aries NM). A good example of this energy is demonstrated by the recent developments the leaders of the 2 Koreas initiated.
The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon at 9:38 Scorpio states:
“A fellowship supper reunites old comrades. Keynote: The overtones of human relationships based on a community of work or experience – COMRADESHIP.”
The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 9:38 Taurus states:
A red cross nurse. Keynote: The compassionate linking of all men – CONSECRATION TO HUMANITY.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 197-198 and 77, respectively)
Tarot card of the day is the “Knight of Pentacles”, a card that contains an element of perfectionism and brings good news in financial matters. It indicates that we are unwavering in the pursuit of a goal, assess our circumstances candidly, are diligent and industrious, follow a routine and pay attention to the mundane and normal parts of life. We assume responsibility and take charge of a situation by accomplishing what is expected from us. This card has a grounding influence.

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Astro-Notes on April 15, 2018 – Aries New Moon

Early this morning did Mercury station direct in Aries. He’s been in retrograde motion since March 23 and will only leave his shadow period on May 3. Thus, the energy in regard to matters of commerce, mobility, connection and communication is beginning to shift and things we had on our mind or in our schedule for a while can now be addressed or set in motion.

This happens in sync with the Aries New Moon, which is an auspicious time for setting intentions toward new beginnings, conquering, daring, initiating, taking action or asserting ourselves. And that’s exactly what we need to do during this new cycle. With Mercury semi-square Venus, Chiron semi-square Neptune and Jupiter sextile Pluto, we’re feeling the pressure of dissatisfying or disillusioning conditions that have been becoming more real or clear during Mercury’s retrograde journey and have to be resolved – rather sooner than later. Things cannot continue in this fashion. Something needs to be done about them.

Therefore, we have to summon our courage and take our chances with the people or parties involved and bring these issues up for review if we want to end our struggle. Gaining influence over these affairs is possible if we can manage to establish rapport and understanding and this requires that we have to adjust our mental strategies or approach accordingly in order to achieve our ends as shown by Pallas’ quincunx to Saturn.
The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 26:02 Aries states:
“Through imagination a lost opportunity is regained. Keynote: Revision of attitude and inner revaluation – UNDAUNTED FAITH IN THE PURSUIT OF ONE’S IDEALS.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 68-69)

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Tarot card of the day is “The Magician”, coming with the message ‘I have the power to create’, because we have all the tools we need available – the sword of intellect, the wand of inspiration, the cup of emotion and the pentacle of practicality. This card suggests that it is time to approach our whole life or a situation with a new creative and original attitude. We have the ability to act not react, as well as the willpower to channel our energy in the direction we want it to go. With self-confidence we will gain the knowledge and the ability to tackle the important issues that need to be dealt with so that success can be achieved.

Astro-Notes on March 31, 2018 – Libra Full Moon

We have a Full Moon on the Easter Weekend that is the second Blue Moon this year, which means it is a rather rare and special event. Since astrology is a symbolical language there are correlations here to the theme represented by the Easter festival, such as passing/crossing over, resurrection and renewal and this is not surprising, considering this Full Moon is the culmination of the Pisces lunation cycle that started out with the New Moon conjunct Chiron in Pisces and will end with Chiron having entered Aries and thus crossed over the Aries Point – we’re looking here at the closing of a long cycle and the start of a new one and we’re literally shifting from the omega point to the alpha point.

The Sabian Symbol for the Pisces New Moon was “The harvest moon illumines a clear autumnal sky. Keynote: The light of fulfillment that blesses work well done – CONSUMMATION.” This implies that some long-standing issue will come to an end during this cycle and this issue is related to salvation, suffering, sacrificing, saving, bridging, a missing link or part, crossing over, the healing of a wound, the closing of a gap, insights or revelations that could hurt or leave us disillusioned etc. In addition, an image we had of ourselves or a role we slipped into related to the victim, martyr and perpetrator triad will be transcended. Whether it’s obvious on the ‘outside’ or not – spring has sprung (the vernal equinox also happened shortly after the New Moon).
Preceding the Libra Full Moon is Venus’ ingress to Taurus, her spring sign, where she will be traversing until April 24. This adds a different flavor to the Full Moon, who is ruled over by Venus. Up until yesterday night Venus was in Aries, disposited by Mars, and our priorities and values up to this point were driven by initiative, impulsiveness, survival needs, acting on desires and wants and this included fighting for our values, security or what we have and own. Now Venus in Taurus corresponds to a period when we seek to build up emotional and financial wellbeing and security, sustain and tend to relationships, attachments and talents and accumulate possessions, when we want to secure what we have and feel more comfortable in our own skin, when we prefer routine and repetition as well as comfort and complacency and indulge our senses.

Venus is holding a semi-sextile with Pallas after Pallas just made ingress to Gemini, a sign that adds flexibility, adaptability and objectivity to our mental strategies and maneuvering. Consequently, we will be more inclined to look at both sides of an issue and keep an open mind, instead of insisting on having things our way or pursuing the same tactics time and again and then adjust our values and priorities accordingly.
With the Full Moon in Libra, issues concerning Self versus important others are coming to a head and have to be confronted, integrated and reconciled by coming to an agreement, opting for the middle way as well as by way of negotiating, harmonizing and balancing.
The story weaved by the symbolical language of the Sabians is as follows: ‘The harvest moon that illumines a clear autumnal sky’ (Sabian Symbol for the Pisces New Moon) has been replaced by ‘a professor peering over his glasses at his students’ (Sabian Symbol for the Libra Full Moon) – whatever we’re reaping or whatever situation or image is ending or transcending is leading to a new set of circumstances that needs to be looked at or pondered for its future potential. Therefore, ‘the airplane that sails high in the sky’ (Sabian Symbol for the Libra New Moon from October of last year), or in other words, ‘standing above an issue by transcending the conflicts and pressures of the personal life’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Libra New Moon) has made us into ‘the ruler of a nation’ (Sabian Symbol for the Aries Sun), suggesting that we’re claiming power and control over our own life after we realized that we need to act, assert ourselves or do something (Aries) to restore the balance or a sense of justice and fairness in our life (Libra).
The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon at 10:44 Libra states:
“A Professor peering over his glasses at his students. Keynote: Problems attending the transmission of knowledge in a special cultural setup – INSTRUCTION.”
The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 10:44 Aries states:
“The ruler of a nation. Keynote: The power resulting from the formal integration of the collective desire for order – CENTRALIZATION OF POWER.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 178-179 and 57, respectively)

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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 March 25, 2018 – Review of the First Quarter Moon in Cancer

I wanted to write a blog post at the time of the Pisces New Moon and then at the time of the spring equinox and then of course at the time of the First Quarter Moon, which transpired yesterday, but I’ve been too busy running errands and aligning my schedule with others (Juno in Pisces is quincunx the NN in Leo). Well, Venus and Mercury have been in Aries for most of the month; so, it’s not surprising that I focused on my own agenda and priorities first. Besides, I’ve been trying to get some stuff for my new apartment to make it feel more homey and also to get rid off the boxes, which were still sitting in my living room, and since I’m living on an island the selection we have here is rather limited. Not to mention that many stores are catering to the high-earning percentage of the populace here and are therefore not affordable for folks like me who can barely get by.

With Mercury being placed in my 4th house natally, I’m also not ready or willing to spend a fortune on furniture since I keep moving and in real short intervals, whether I like it or not. It’s rather based on my life’s circumstances – Pluto, the ruler over my Sun is also the ruler of my 4th house of home and family. Anyway, the bookcase I had ordered online arrived in the meantime and my daughter was going to bring it over once she was done at work.

However, the First Quarter Moon in the lunation cycle is termed ‘a crisis in action’ and for good reasons. The impulse that sounded forth at the time of the New Moon one week earlier is challenged now – it struggles to survive in an unsupportive environment and the situation yesterday was particularly difficult, because the First Quarter Moon formed a t-square with Mars in Capricorn, just after Venus has left a square to Pluto. So, with all these Aries energies pushing forward we could have felt rushed (I definitely did), especially in regard to our own plans and desires, but our ambitious intentions had to curtailed, because there was not enough time to achieve all our ends. Also, Mercury just stationed retrograde, which means we might have to take more trips than just one and go back or do things over.

Per example, my co-worker texted me on Friday night, letting me know that our other colleague, who just had a baby, will come by the office on Monday morning with her little baby girl, because that’s the best time to have everyone there (our technicians are booked the rest of the week and the owners of the company are taking more days off over the Easter weekend). Therefore, we had to quickly come up with an action plan, get some gifts and arrange for food and drinks for Monday.

So, she texted me again on Saturday, when I was just leaving Walmart with my weekly groceries, asking since I had said that I might be heading to Hillside mall if we could meet up there and do the shopping for the baby shower together. My daughter texted me at the same time, saying she would be on her way home sometime between 2 and 3 pm, if nothing else comes up. I informed her about the situation and she encouraged me to go to the mall anyway instead of sitting at home and waiting for her.

Thus, I rushed to the next bus to make it to the mall and meet up with my co-worker. I had given my daughter a hint though, mentioning that it is quite a bit of a distance from my place to this mall, which she didn’t have seemed to really understand. Once I had arrived at the mall, my co-worker was standing in line at Tim Horton’s with her 2 kids in tow to get some lunch. At this moment I knew that we wouldn’t have enough time to stroll through the mall and look at all the things we had in mind.

Well, we enjoyed our time together and at least we got all the gifts, but I couldn’t check out any of the stores I wanted to for my own purposes – typical for a Mercury retrograde I have to go back – and we had to rush to get back to Walmart, where my daughter was waiting for me (another trip to Walmart courtesy of Mercury Rx). In the meantime, I got my bookcase assembled and my stuff put away. So, things still worked out for me – just couldn’t get everything done at once.

The Tarot card of the day was also very fitting. It was the “2 of Pentacles”, which calls for flexibility and indicates movement and change in the natural progress of a project or business. We might have to decide between 2 alternatives and travel beyond the conventional, seeking combination and unification. Some kind of balancing act is signified that requires from us to juggle our various duties, responsibilities and resources. Very true indeed.

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Today now, the draw was the “3 of Pentacles”, suggesting that we’re taking the next step or following up on what we juggled yesterday due to the collaboration and cooperation that happened. My home looks very different now and I spent all morning setting things up and giving it all a good clean swipe. Thus, improvement of our situation has been achieved as promised by this card and also because I applied the necessary effort and showed persistence.

I also wrote up a blog post, because I decided I had enough of running around for now – Venus is conjunct Eris in Aries and the Aries Sun has just left a trine to Ceres in Leo – we feel like we are winning and that success is ours.

 

Astro-Notes on March 1, 2018 – Virgo Full Moon

Like January, the month of March starts and ends with a Full Moon. The one at the beginning of the month is in Virgo, the sign of the Virgin, and highlights the axis of service and sacrifice, asking us to put in an effort so that we can fit the pieces into the puzzle and to be prepared and ready to go with the flow. However, confronted by the details and particulars in certain situations (Virgo), we could easily feel overwhelmed and disappointed (Pisces), especially if reality doesn’t match up with our visions, dreams and longings.

As the Aquarius New Moon, which was a Solar Eclipse, culminates in the Virgo Full Moon, the impulse or vibration that sounded forth at the time of the Virgo New Moon back in September of last year is also coming to a head. In the symbolical language of the Sabians we’re getting this story:
The ‘tree felled and sawed to ensure a supply of wood for the winter’ (Sabian Symbol for the Aquarius NM) has led to a ‘wedding, after which the groom snatches away the veil from his bride’ (Sabian Symbol for the Virgo FM); the ‘intelligent foresight’ (keyword of the Sabian Symbol for the Aquarius NM) that was applied during this time of coldness and ‘hibernation’  has resulted in the ‘union of opposites’ (marriage of yin and yang, male and female, anima and animus, left and right spheres of the brain), which is being celebrated by ‘the penetrating and unveiling power of the mind’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Virgo FM). Something is being ‘found out’ or ‘revealed’ in it’s ‘natural, pure state’ after things have come or being put together.

Consequently, ‘a bald-headed man who has seized power’ (Sabian Symbol for the Virgo NM from September of last year) has become ‘an initiated member of an occult brotherhood’ (Sabian Symbol for the Pisces Sun), while he is undergoing examination and his character is being tested – the ‘power of the will’ (keyword of the Sabian Symbol for the Virgo NM) has brought him to a point, where he now has to ‘prove himself and his ability to assume responsibility effectively’ or ‘how qualified he truly is’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Pisces Sun). The moment of truth has come – he can no longer hide his true ‘colors’.

The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon at 11:22 Virgo states:

“After the wedding, the groom snatches the veil away from his bride. Keynote: The penetrating and unveiling power of the trained mind – UNVEILING.”


The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 11:22 Pisces states:
“In the sanctuary of an occult brotherhood newly initiated members are being examined and their character tested. Keynote: The ever-repeated challenge presented to the individual by the group in which he has claimed acceptance – the challenge to prove himself and his ability to assume responsibility effectively – QUALIFICATION.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 158 and 275, respectively)
So, the moral of the story is that we need to have the foresight as well as use our knowledge and skills, to be prepared for the challenges we encounter in our natural surroundings and which are presented to us by our group or social circle and this requires the power of the will. If we don’t train our mind accordingly, we won’t succeed or get ahead.

Virgo FM 2018
Venus and Mercury in Pisces’ semi-sextiles to Eris in Aries and trines to Jupiter in Scorpio indicate an adjustment in plans and priorities for the sake of our self-interests now that we investigated our options and know what we can expect and have to compromise or sacrifice if we want to win and save the day.

With the Pisces Sun engaged in a tough semi-square to Uranus in Aries and Mars and Vesta in Sagittarius forming semi-sextiles to Pluto in Capricorn and tense sesqui-quadrates to retrograde Ceres in Leo, it is time to change and shake things up. No more delaying, waiting, hoping and wishing. We have to come to our own rescue and initiate the progress we’re envisioning. This, however, necessitates that we reform our sense of Self and become more independent and individualistic, which means we have to act or set our intentions accordingly and we have to convince ourselves that we can indeed manage our affairs or specific set of circumstances, even though it feels we have too much going on. Therefore it is important to review our self-love and self-support in order to be more pro-active, enterprising, dedicated and committed to our causes.
Tarot card of the day is the “Knight of Wands”, suggesting that an important matter is likely to enter our life and demand our attention. Therefore, we have to be ready to react quickly and to go with the flow. Our present situation will soon change and we have to make important decisions. Consequently, we’re charging forth with ideas and visions to make things happen, while tackling any challenge that stands in our way. It is important that we show ambition, are high-spirited, strong-willed and determined and take calculated risks.

Astro-Notes on January 1, 2018 – Cancer Full Moon

Daily Aspects:
– Moon ingress to Cancer at 0:10 am PST
– Mercury in Sagittarius semi-sextile Pluto in Capricorn
– Chiron in Pisces semi-sextile Uranus Rx in Aries
– Mars in Scorpio square nodal axis across Leo/Aquarius
– Ceres Rx in Leo square Jupiter in Scorpio
– Sun in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces
– Full Moon at 11:37 Cancer/Capricorn at 6:23 pm PST

The New Year starts with the Moon’s ingress to Cancer, her home sign, that will lead to the lunation cycle’s culmination tonight. This means a heightened emotional, sensitive and domestic influence will be felt throughout the year that asks us to reconcile the maternal, nurturing archetype with the paternal, structuring archetype.
Consequently, issues revolving around home, family, support, roots, dependency, belonging, bonding, caring and nourishing will confront themes concerning resistance, limitation, obligation, control, self-reliance, authority, boundaries, foundations, ambitions, harshness, achievements etc. and this will come to a head, whereby we will have to face whatever is conflicting us in this context and needs to be worked out, balanced or resolved and integrated.

With Mars in Scorpio squaring the nodal axis across Leo/Aquarius, we’re challenged to ‘evolve’ in regard to the manner we act or react, pursue our desires, approach and conquer, if we want to create the life or future we have set our intentions on and this requires that we change, reform or upgrade patterns from the past that mess with our motives and modus operanti. However, this is a tricky, complex and complicated matter.
Therefore, the Sun’s sextile to Neptune offers us a chance to become aware of our self-undoing by working on our self-image and shaping our character or traits we’ve formed over the years. A square from retrograde Ceres to Pluto-ruled Jupiter tests our deep-seated beliefs, convictions and principles in this regard, because they have a way of preventing us from showing love or feeling self-love, demonstrating self-confidence and worthiness, validating and caring for ourselves or on the other hand we could be forced to acknowledge when we’re being too selfish or self-centered – all of which depends on our ‘personal truth’ or the ‘deeper motives’ that drive us. These themes have to be reviewed and refocused on.

Mercury’s semi-sextile to Pluto shows an attitude adjustment that helps us to get to the bottom of this and take charge over our affairs. As the Sagittarius lunation cycle climaxes in the Cancer Full Moon, the impulse that sounded forth at the time of the Cancer New Moon back on June 23 also comes to fruition.
In the symbolical words of the Sabians we get the following story: ‘A sculptor at work’ (Sabian Symbol for the Sag NM) has turned into ‘a Chinese woman, nursing a baby whose aura reveals him to be the reincarnation of a great teacher’ (Sabian Symbol for the Cancer FM) – thus we can say, ‘the sculptor’s self-projection into a work’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Sag NM) has resulted in a ‘revelation’ that shows ‘the latent worth of an experience once it is seen in its deeper meaning’. Accordingly, ‘the man bundled in fur leading a shaggy deer’ (Sabian Symbol for the Cancer NM from June), who has his ‘will tested’ while overcoming stagnation and cold during this long trial of endurance’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Cancer NM) has underwent this experience to ‘be able to explore unfamiliar realms, thereby discovering the laws underlying the complex processes of nature as illustrated by a lecture on natural science’ (Sabian Symbol and keyword for the Capricorn Sun). The suggestion here is that once we uncover the ‘laws underlying our nature’ the ‘great work’ of forming the personality or Self into ‘a piece of art’, an ideal we conceived and need to express, can be done.

The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon at 11:37 Cancer states:

“A Chinese woman nurses a baby whose aura reveals him to be the reincarnation of a great teacher. Keynote: The revelation of latent worth in an experience once it is seen in its deeper meaning – REVELATION.”

The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 11:37 Capricorn states:

“An illustrated lecture on natural science reveals little-known aspects of life. Keynote: The ability to explore unfamiliar realms and discover the laws underlying the complex processes of nature – EXPLORATION.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 117-118 and 236-237, respectively)

Uranus, who has been in retrograde motion since August 4th, is about to station direct in Aries in semi-sextile aspect to Chiron in Pisces. Since then we’ve been reviewing the changes we’ve initiated and the new trends we introduced or what we needed to do for the sake of our survival and individualization. The insights we gained will serve as inspiration to bridge unresolved issues, become whole and healthy and turn endings into new beginnings.

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Tarot card of the day and for the year ahead is the “10 of Cups” (a completion card corresponding to the Full Moon theme), suggesting that we’re calling a truce and restoring harmony where it is needed. We’re working for peace and reaffirming our commitment to bonds. Thus, we create an atmosphere where we can relax, while reducing stress and tensions, and consequently have a chance to experience serenity and contentment. Generally, we can be more at ease. This card is reflective of our personal value system and of what we believe will bring us the ultimate fulfillment and happiness in life.

Happy New Year 2018!

Astro-Notes on December 17, 2017 – Sagittarius New Moon

Daily Aspects:
– Mercury Rx in Sagittarius semi-sextile Vesta in Scorpio, semi-square Juno in Aquarius and semi-sextile Jupiter in Scorpio
– Vesta in Scorpio square nodal axis
– Pallas stations direct at 25:05 Aries
– New Moon at 26:31 Sagittarius at 10:30 pm PST

A few energy shifts have happened just before the New Moon in Sagittarius will transpire. Yesterday did Juno make ingress to Aquarius, where she will be traversing until February 23, and then Ceres stationed retrograde in Leo, whereas Pallas stationed direct in Aries today.

This means we entered a period during which we seek to change our relationship principle and alter, upgrade or reform established relationship dynamics together with our role within them, while we’re reviewing how cycles and seasons have played out in our life and also how we express nurturance and care, as well as create and experience support.

After we revisited politics and patterns of survival we’ve been employing since June, we can now use these findings to move forward with our initial intentions and at the same time become more independent or individualized.
Vesta in Scorpio is squaring the nodal axis across Leo and Aquarius, indicating that we’ve reached a turning point commitment-wise, where we need to intensify our dedication toward our future prospects or the life we want to create for ourselves and this forces us to break with past patterns, where our energy investment and the resources we shared weren’t reciprocated or even abused.

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With retrograde Mercury in Sagittarius engaged in a semi-sextile to Vesta and a semi-square to Juno, we know this has to end, because a relationship situation has changed and not only requires from us to rethink our long-term plans, but also to refocus on our options for empowerment and in regard to our business affairs or mission.

A New Moon in Sagittarius is a good time to plant the seeds of growth, expansion and   greatness by setting our intentions on enterprise, adventure, faith, broadening our horizons, looking for where the grass is greener, reaching out, publishing or publicizing, spreading our wings, aiming for the sky and developing optimism and zeal.

The alignment of the New Moon with the Galactic Core is about finding the way back to the ‘source’ of our light and brightness or ‘brilliance’ and connecting with our ‘stardom’. Therefore,
the Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 26:21 Sagittarius states:

A sculptor at his work. Keynote: The ability to project one’s vision upon and to give form to materials – SELF-PROJECTION INTO A WORK.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Page 226)

We’re creating ourselves continuously and are capable of making our mark upon society by expressing our individuality, our talents and particular purpose.

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Tarot card of the day is the “King of Pentacles”, suggesting that we put quality over quantity and are good stewards of our life and energy. We pursue self-sufficiency and self-reliance, gain progress one step at a time and work toward a goal with firm resolve. Moreover, we handle any situation competently, meet commitment and promises and can be counted on. Our enterprising spirit comes forward as we turn this day into a successful day. This is a card of worldly success, ultimate fulfillment and material satisfaction that comes with the promise of financial stability and continuing prosperity.