Astro-Notes on May 18, 2015 – Taurus New Moon

Daily aspects:
– New Moon at 26:55 Taurus at 0:13 am EDT
– Moon ingress to Gemini at 5:27 am EDT
– Juno in Leo quincunx Pluto Rx in Capricorn
– Ceres in Aquarius trine NN in Libra/sextile SN in Aries and semi-sextile Neptune in Pisces
– Mercury stations Rx at 13:08 Gem at 9:49 pm EDT (turns direct on June 11 at 4:33 Gemini)
– Neptune in Pisces quincunx NN in Libra/semi-sextile SN in Aries

The new lunation cycle in the sign Taurus is ruled by Venus in Cancer. Therefore, “I have”, the behavior associated with the sign Taurus, refers to what we have inherited from our clan in regard to ownership, possessions, gifts and talents and how we can use these to sustain ourselves or our lifestyle.

The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 26:55 Taurus states:

“An old Indian woman selling the artifacts of her tribe to passers-by. Keynote: Peaceful adaptation to collective needs – ADJUSTMENT.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 86-87)

Taurus NM 2015

During this cycle will we review the state of our affairs together with our circumstances and what we can do about them in order to accomplish our goal. In sync with Mercury tracing back his steps, will we review our ability to communicate and connect and also our associations and the mediums or channels we use for this purpose. As a result, our perception, outlook and attitude could change rather drastically. A ‘season’ or cycle in our life that involves our interactions with others is ending, because we are making changes in the ways we nurture, take care of things and support and being nurtured, cared for and supported. Thus, we take our chances to advance our cause and arrange for our future, seeking to do things differently from now on so that the principle of giving and receiving will work more fairly in our life and commitments and engagements will be more balanced and harmonious. After the Moon’s ingress to Gemini early in the morning will we busy ourselves and could feel chatty and eager to socialize.

Tarot card of the day is the10 of Pentacles”, suggesting that we seek out permanence and look for a solution that will last. Therefore, we are working on the creation of a lasting foundation by moving beyond makeshift arrangements and through a consensus of vision. This card refers to a climax in our foundational life, a culmination, completion or achievement we’ve reached that is the result of our material and tangible efforts and allows us to make a commitment to a sustainable future. We’re now investing in long-term benefits, knowing that we need a consistent approach in order to achieve success that will stand the test of time.

Astro-Notes on May 17, 2015

Daily aspects:
– Mars in Gemini semi-square Uranus in Aries
– Juno in Leo quincunx Pluto Rx in Capricorn
– Neptune in Pisces quincunx NN in Libra/semi-sextile SN in Aries

The tense aspect between Mars and Mars-ruled Uranus already formed yesterday and it was a pretty busy

day for me at work, where I had to cover for all the others, who were off and at the same time try to get my stock out. I also went on a walk later in the afternoon, marveling at nature’s beauty now that everything stands in bloom, and considering ending this blog for good. It hasn’t brought any returns for the amount of time and energy I poured into it. Thus, with Juno in Leo making an adjusting aspect to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn (which can be interpreted in this case as me reviewing if I achieved my ends or not with my creative endeavors) at the closing of this lunation cycle and Mercury about to station retrograde in his home sign Gemini (and being the dispositor of Mars), I won’t be posting as regularly anymore. At the beginning I really did enjoy this way of expressing myself, but I lost the passion for it somewhere along the way (mostly because it really felt like a lonely road I was traveling) and I have been realizing for a while now that I have to use my time more constructively if I ever want to see results or have success with my personal affairs. A big THANK YOU to all my readers who have appreciated my efforts.

Tarot card of the day is the4 of Swords”, signifying a break from normal life and a time when we avoid overexertion. We seek to relax body and soul, because we want to gain a better perspective by standing back from the situation and coming to terms with what is. For the moment, there is a truce, which gives us a chance to stabilize ourselves, recover, center our thoughts, stop worrying, put down our defenses and take a breather from the chaos and stress around us. In a practical sense, this card is an indicator that we need to have some time out from our current circumstances, to reflect and review your progress so far to be able to re-evaluate and re-assess our priorities.

Happy Birthday to my favorite little man – Dylan Rhodes Neri – who celebrates his 5th birthday today with a dinosaur-themed party (how appropriate for these aspects – Pluto in Cap can be associated with dinosaurs)!!!

Astro-Notes on May 16, 2015

Daily aspects:
– Moon ingress to Taurus at 3:02 am EDT
– Venus in Cancer square nodal axis and trine Neptune in Pisces
– Juno conjunct Jupiter in Leo
– Neptune in Pisces quincunx NN in Libra/semi-sextile SN in Aries

Since the Moon’s ingress to Taurus early this morning could we feel more mellow and comfortable, striving to gratify our senses and ‘hunger’ for whatever it is we want and crave. This requires that we take care of our future prospects and make the necessary compromises, whether we like it or not, to get things moving and be ready for the weekend. We might be a bit disappointed with certain developments or feel we don’t get the support we need, but at the end of the day everything will come together. With the beginning of the new sub-cycle (Juno-Jupiter conjunction in Leo) do we have a chance to create the opportunities and attract the people we need to be able to fulfill our personal mission so that we can validate ourselves and contribute to the larger community in the way we seek to self-realize.

Tarot card of the day is the Page of Wands”, suggesting news related to business or otherwise and a positive awareness of the future or ‘to expect the unexpected’. There are new possibilities, which demand from us to be courageous and daring as we rediscover purpose. This card represents ‘a new dawn’ that is a new beginning of a phase in which the creative spark must be developed and given a new lease on life, calling upon us to express ourselves from our heart. It’s a day to be positive and spontaneous as well as lively and energetic, when we should pursue our creative vision with enthusiasm.

Astro-Notes on May 15, 2015

Daily aspects:
– Mars in Gemini opposite Saturn Rx in Sagittarius
– Sun in Taurus sesqui NN in Libra/semi-square SN in Aries
– Venus in Cancer quincunx Ceres in Aquarius
– Juno conjunct Jupiter in Leo
– Neptune in Pisces quincunx NN in Libra/semi-sextile SN in Aries

We have to prepare ourselves for the long weekend here in Canada (Victoria Day weekend) and make the

necessary arrangements to have everything ready for either a trip to the cottage or a barbeque at home or whatever festivities and fun we have planned for this occasion. I, however, have signed up for an additional shift on Monday. Thus, I won’t have a nice long weekend; I will have a short weekend that’s divided up in 2 single days. I figured it doesn’t matter that much since I couldn’t get 3 days in a row off anyway, because we are understaffed at work (Mars in Gemini opposite Saturn Rx in Sagittarius). One of my co-workers was so nice to offer me a ride, which made it possible for me to take this shift, because public transit won’t be available on that day (another manifestation of this aspect). So, I’ll be laboring hard all weekend (lots of chores to do in my home too) and this will be physical rather than mental, which I would have preferred. Therefore, as this sub-cycle is closing and we could be feeling more confident as well as expressive about our role and purpose as a result, I’m asking you to please consider purchasing a personalized reading with me. This way we can help each other.

Tarot card of the day is The Lovers”, indicating choices where moral values are questioned, especially in relationship situations. A decision must be made about which we feel divided. We may be struggling with temptations and need to remember that the most attractive option is not always the best one. Problems can be overcome via reconciliation, through harmony and cooperation.

Astro-Notes on May 14, 2015

Daily aspects:
– Moon ingress to Aries at 1:13 am EDT
– Mars in Gemini opposite Saturn Rx in Sagittarius
– Neptune in Pisces quincunx NN in Libra/semi-sextile SN in Aries

Impatience, courage and determination have been on the rise since the Moon’s ingress to Aries early this morning. Confronted with a sense or idea of increasing responsibilities or burdens, we have to face the consequences of recent actions or decisions, which require from us to deal with more limitations than we bargained for, but we can handle this situation by remaining flexible and willing to do what’s necessary.

Tarot card of the day is the 7 of Wands”, suggesting that we’re coming out on top of a situation as things are going well and projects move right along. Thus, we seize the opportunity, are firm and act resolutely as we’re going after what we want. We stand our ground and show determination, even in the face of adversity. Our inner strength and tenacity give us the ability to meet all challenges head-on.

Astro-Notes on May 13, 2015

Daily aspects:
– Vesta conjunct Chiron in Pisces
– Sun in Taurus semi-sextile Eris in Aries
– Neptune in Pisces quincunx NN in Libra/semi-sextile SN in Aries

A new sub-cycle begins today, during which we have a chance to dedicate us toward ending a long-standing

problem, which has been a source of despair and seemingly never-ending pain or difficulty and also pour our energy into causes that bring us healing and wholesomeness. Thus, we make a personal adjustment for the sake of our self-interests and do something out of character that helps us to bring forth our competitive spirit or to be more authentic.

Tarot card of the day is the 6 of Wands”, suggesting that things are changing in a positive way. There is the possibility of acclaim and acknowledgment. It could be our day to shine or we could be coming out on top. We strive to be successful and seek to promote ourselves more frequently in order to gain the recognition we desire. However, it is important that we keep the ego in check.

Astro-Notes on May 12, 2015

Daily aspects:
– Mars in Gemini sesqui Pluto Rx in Capricorn
– Pallas Rx in Sagittarius sesqui Juno in Leo
– Vesta conjunct Chiron in Pisces
– Neptune in Pisces quincunx NN in Libra/semi-sextile SN in Aries

We could be struggling with our ‘inner demons’ today and could be putting too much emphasis on having

things our way. However, once we come to grips with ourselves, we might realize that our personal truth is not necessarily important in the greater scheme of things and thus, the state of affairs we’re dealing with shouldn’t affect us as much. Therefore, rather than being all over the place, not knowing where to begin and where to end and blowing off steam, thereby scattering our energy, should we try to remain flexible and tolerant. We cannot help it anyway. It’s a pointless cause to fight and to waste our breath for. A more productive approach would be to examine how to proceed from here and then to review the politics involved in these matters, in particular the long-term strategies we have to take into consideration.

Tarot card of the day is Temperance” again, suggesting a need for emotional stability, which can be achieved through moderation and a commitment to sobriety. We need to find middle ground, avoid excess, foster cooperation, cleanse our body and mind, heal ourselves and recognize the flow in our life. As we observe the nature of energy, we learn how to mix the right ingredients in our own life to maintain equilibrium and see all imbalances drifting away. Instead of sweeping changes subtle shifts need to take place. With renewed energy and vigor comes the promise of new growth.