Astro-Notes on September 23, 2016 – Third Quarter Moon

Daily Aspects:
– Moon ingress to Cancer at 4:33 am EDT
– Mercury in Virgo trine Pluto Rx in Capricorn and semi-square Venus in Libra
– Third Quarter Moon at 0:47 Cancer/Libra at 5:56 am EDT
– Sun in Libra semi-square Juno in Scorpio
– Venus ingress to Scorpio at 10:50 am EDT
– Vesta in Cancer trine Chiron Rx in Pisces
– Uranus Rx conjunct Eris Rx in Aries

Yesterday morning did Mercury station direct in Virgo in trine aspect to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn (restructuring/reorganizing) and in semi-square aspect to Venus in Libra (just assessment/equal relations). Since August 30th has he been tracing back his steps to this particular degree (14+ Virgo – Mercury’s degree of exaltation no less), which corresponded to a period of review in all matters of communing and communication, data processing, information exchange and association, especially in regard to health, service, obligations and daily routines. Although he will only leave his shadow zone on October 6, these matters will slowly, but surely, begin to move forward from now on. Moreover, we’re seeing some real results now or at least undeniable proof of what we’ve suspected all along. Secret thoughts are being shared, hidden truths uncovered and confessions are being made. We’re finding out where we are standing and thus, can finalize or complete a complicated process or state of affairs that was mostly beyond our control.

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As retrograde Ceres in Taurus approaches a quincunx to Jupiter in Libra, we are no longer stuck support-wise, but can initiate the necessary adjustments after this option in our negotiations with others opened up, shown by retrograde Vesta in Cancer’s trine to retrograde Chiron in Pisces that indicates that we successfully bridged a problem concerning a domestic project or cause, which has been delayed for a while. However, this requires some compromising and accommodating priority- and value-wise and also the willingness to cooperate and work with others as a team or toward an agreement, as well as some form of peace and reconciliation. The Uranus-Eris conjunction in Aries (with both planetary bodies in retrograde motion) is a potent symbol for the signs of our times, and the trends in our society in particular. It is undeniable that our world is a state of upheaval, chaos, discord and strife. In fact, we’re witnessing a decline of the Western civilization with the process of individualization (and thus the development of the ego) reaching a high point and our sense of separatism dividing us and leading us farther away from our common humanity, causing us to react drastically, radically and extreme when we feel threatened or insecure and unsafe. Amidst the never-ending wars and the acts of terrorism that have become an almost daily occurrence now, the Jolie-Pitt divorce is making the headlines in the news, drawing attention to a drama that plays out in a family setting – these celebrities are embodying our idols, or in other words, the ‘gods of our age’. And this is the fulcrum of the matter, opening our eyes to our modern ‘mythologies’ or sense of idealism. How can we possibly work things out with others, who are so different from us, when we cannot resolve conflicts within our own families (and this one has 6 children whose lifes will be turned upside down due to the trauma that is unfolding for them)? Is this not reason enough to seek counseling and make amends by starting to look at ourselves first and what needs to be changed in this regard?

Meanwhile, the Sun made ingress to Libra (holding the mirror into our faces among other things), marking the Fall Equinox here in the Northern Hemisphere. The Sun’s crossing over the intersection point of the Celestial Equator and the Ecliptic in the West and change from North to South Declination relates to a time of transition and gear change. Day and night are of equal length again with the nights growing longer and the days shorter from now on. Summer has ended, nature is beginning to batten down, darkness is increasing its reach and it’s getting colder, at least during the nights. It’s a time of harvesting and taking stock, of turning inward and reflecting that makes us aware that we are part of and affected by a larger wholeness to which we must respond and adapt. A phase of restoring balance in our life and bringing harmony to key life projects and relationships has begun and it’s meeting its first tests already in the ‘crisis of consciousness’ that accompanies the Third Quarter Moon in addition to the Libra Sun’s semi-square to Juno in Scorpio.

So, our main objective in this fall season is to evolve our relationship principle, or in other words, engage with others in a more civil, cordial, considerate and fair manner. This, in turn, challenges us to care more for each other and thus, to be less subjective or prejudiced when we judge a situation or a person. Therefore, Venus’ ingress to Scorpio this morning, where she will be traversing until October 18, correlates to a time when we seek to transform and evolve our value system, deepen our relationships, let go off attachments, which only hold us back, regenerate on an emotional and self-worth level and influence our earning and marketing abilities.

Tarot card of the day is the “7 of Pentacles”, suggesting growth will happen only slowly. 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. 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.

Astro-Notes on September 16, 2016 – Pisces Full Moon – Appulse Lunar Eclipse

Daily Aspects:
– Saturn in Sagittarius square Neptune Rx in Pisces
– Mars in Sagittarius square Chiron Rx in Pisces and trine Uranus-Eris Rx in Aries
– Venus in Libra trine Pallas Rx in Aquarius
– Lunar Appulse Eclipse/Full Moon at 24:19 Pisces/Virgo at 3:05 pm EDT

The Pisces Full Moon is an Appulse Lunar Eclipse, which means in astronomical terms that the Moon will only enter the penumbra of the Earth’s shadow to the effect that her surface will be dimmed only slightly. Although the event doesn’t seem to be very spectacular, astrology-wise an eclipse is far from being subtle. Lunar eclipses are more felt internally, on the emotional and intuitive levels – they can actually cause quite a stir or a tidal wave in this particular case with the Full Moon in the oceanic sign Pisces – and they often bring an ending or closure to a long-standing issue. Thus, feelings could flow freely at this time, thereby disclosing a source of pain or other trial we endured and have been hiding away.

Because the Pisces Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse is closely conjunct retrograde Chiron and square Mars in Sagittarius, who is also casting a trine to the Uranus-Eris conjunction in Aries over which he is the dispositor, this could concern a wounded spot or mystery illness, an unresolved problem or other matter of difficulty that has left us vulnerable and defeated or defenseless and caused us much hurting and suffering to a point of victimization. This situation is now under review using a process of selection and analysis to reveal and illuminate what we’ve struggled with for so long. This forces us to act with conviction, knowledge and purpose, especially since we are aware that damage control has become absolutely necessary and therefore have to turn this situation around rather quickly. Consequently, far-reaching and increased initiatives that are being taken in this regard will be met with success and as a result, we will see reform or removal and progress, because the strategies, politics, proceedings and procedures employed in this undertaking have restored the harmony or balance and justice has been done.

Thus, as the Virgo lunation cycle culminates in the Pisces Full Moon-Lunar Eclipse, the impulse that sounded forth at the time of the Pisces New Moon (Solar Eclipse) back on March 8 will also come to fruition. Using the symbolical imagery of the Sabians, we readily realize that the ‘two heads, which were looking out and beyond the shadows’ (Sabian Symbol for the Virgo New Moon/Solar Eclipse) have become a ‘religious organization’ (Sabian Symbol for the Pisces Full Moon). ‘The growth of true understanding, born out of the transcendence of duality’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Virgo New Moon) has led to ‘moments of crisis and purification, induced by necessary catharses’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Pisces Full Moon). All the shadows of doubt, uncertainty and worry have been dispelled. Moreover, ‘the master who instructed his disciple’ (Sabian Symbol for the Pisces New Moon) ‘receives public recognition for a job well done and a destiny fulfilled’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Virgo Sun), demonstrated by the ‘flag at half-mast in front of a public building’ (Sabian Symbol for the Virgo Sun). He carried his task ‘of transferring power and knowledge’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Pisces New Moon) to its ultimate fulfillment, thus ‘keeping the original and creative impulse of the cycle active and undeviated’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Virgo New Moon).

The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon at 24:19 Pisces states:

“A religious organization succeeds in overcoming the corrupting influence of perverted practices and materialized ideals. Keynote: The power of the soul to intervene in the personal life and to induce necessary catharses – moments of crisis and PURIFICATION.”

The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 24:19 Virgo states:

“A flag at half-mast in front of a public building. Keynote: The social acknowledgement of a job well done and a destiny fulfilled – PUBLIC RECOGNITION.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 284-285 and 166, respectively)

The suggestion here is that a negative, undesirable and disappointing situation can be fixed, corrected or rectified when the job or task is done properly and well. No more lying, hiding, cover-up, shaming, blaming, disguising, denying, falsely accusing, pretending, projecting or insinuating. Instead, we’re aiming for the truth, honesty and transparency and need to be guided by a moral compass, personal and social ethics and most importantly, a conscience.

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Tarot card of the day is “The Hierophant”, representing traditional values and moral development. This card is suggesting that we stay within conventional bounds and follow established social structures and traditions. There is a need to conform to rules or fixed situations and to go along with the program. We are working as part of a team and are doing the right thing. This concerns especially the bridging of the earthly and divine, which can be achieved by using our situation or particular circumstances to transcend as yet unevolved aspects of ourselves. A gateway to higher consciousness is open for us today that allows us to access the sacred as we try to understand the inner world.

Astro-Notes on September 9, 2016 – First Quarter Moon

Daily Aspects:
– Uranus Rx conjunct Eris Rx in Aries
– Saturn in Sagittarius square Neptune Rx in Pisces
– Venus in Libra semi-sextile NN in Virgo/quincunx SN in Pisces
– Jupiter ingress to Libra at 7:18 am EDT
– First Quarter Moon at 17:13 Sagittarius/Virgo at 7:48 am EDT
– Mercury Rx in Virgo quincunx Uranus Rx-Eris Rx in Aries
– Sun in Virgo sextile Vesta in Cancer

Preceding the First Quarter Moon this morning, Jupiter makes ingress to Libra at 7:18 am EDT, a transit that will last until October 10th of next year. Because Jupiter is a social planet and a slow traveller, spending approximately one year in a sign of the zodiac, this is a rather big energy shift. While Jupiter was in Virgo, we analyzed our viewpoint of the world, in particular in regard to work, service and daily routines, together with our life concepts, personal truths and social opportunities and how they helped our mission or purpose. For many, health could have become an issue too, which could still be unresolved or might only be slowly improving. Now, as Jupiter begins to transit Libra we will assess, evaluate and compare our options in this context, thereby seeking to include others as well as their cooperation and assistance into our quest. So this period will see growth in and through relationships and partnerships as well as other Libra-related matters (justice, balance, refinement etc.). Jupiter’s dispositor Venus is casting a semi-sextile to the North Node in Virgo (quincunx to the South Node in Pisces) at the onset of this transit, indicating that we have to let go off certain expectations we had in the past though and adjust our values, preferences and priorities accordingly if we want to improve our future prospects. This requires also that we go over our information, conversations and exchanges we had lately and review our plans, schedules or lists to figure out what we need to change or update or even cancel or dismiss in order to be able to serve our own interests and bridge any conflicts or problems. Consequently, the ‘crisis in action’ challenges us to be tolerant and reasonable when we judge a situation. We might not have all the facts yet and therefore, it would be unwise to make any definitive statements or rush to conclusions. With the Saturn-Neptune square perfecting again, some things are still uncertain, unformed, unclear, elusive, confusing and unknown. Consequently, we have to wait for news, offers, results and other developments before we can actually make a guess or have a clue about the proceedings or what the near future might hold for us.

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Tarot card of the day is “Temperance”, 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.

Astro-Notes on September 1, 2016 – Virgo New Moon/Annular Solar Eclipse

Daily Aspects:
– Annular Solar Eclipse/New Moon at 9:21 Virgo at 5:03 am EDT
– Sun in Virgo sextile Juno in Scorpio and square Saturn in Sagittarius
– Mars in Sagittarius quincunx Vesta in Cancer
– Mercury Rx conjunct Jupiter in Virgo

A solar eclipse occurs at a New Moon when the Moon, the Earth and the Sun align with the Moon’s nodal axis and the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partially obscuring Earth’s view of the Sun. During an annular solar eclipse the Sun and the Moon are exactly in line, but the Moon is too far away and thus too small to completely cover the Sun’s disc. Hence, the Sun appears as a very bright ring, or annulus, surrounding the dark ball of the Moon.

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In astrological terms this means, things that have been eclipsed or concealed in the area of our life, represented by the house in our natal chart, where the Eclipse has an impact, have now a chance to be brought into the light of conscious awareness, triggering individual and collective transitions, marked by endings and new beginnings. An Eclipse is a pattern-setting event with duration for up to half a year and longer. Eclipses belong furthermore to a larger pattern; each Eclipse is a member of a family and each family has specific characteristics.

The current Solar Eclipse is a member of the Saros Series 19 North, which means the Virgo New Moon/Solar Eclipse is conjunct the North Node of the Moon, a point of spiritual influx, which provides us with the courage to allow new energy in. This Saros Series was the last time around in August 1998, the same degree was activated in September 1997(look for the common theme) and it’s hallmark is a Neptune-South Node conjunction together with a t-square of Venus opposite Jupiter and both squared by Saturn, for which Bernadette Brady gives the following interpretation:

“This Saros Series is about realism, a coming down to earth. The individual will become aware of an old situation and see it for what it is rather than what he or she thought it was. This can be a constructive time for tackling the truth.”

(Bernadette Brady, “The Eagle and The Lark”, Predictive Astrology, Appendices, Page 335)

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Mercury, the ruler of this New Moon-Eclipse, did turn retrograde on August 30th in his home sign Virgo and yesterday, Ceres, a symbol of our nurturing principle and the seasons in our life, stationed retrograde as well in the material sign Taurus. Thus, we can assume that whatever matter or issue is being revealed will be reviewed, analyzed in detail and then figured out, though not without going over the bits and pieces of information or the mental process this entails (conversations, planning, to-do lists) again and again. Although this is quite a repetitive routine (even painstakingly so) for the next few weeks, it’ll help us to ensure things will be taken care of properly, whereby most of our ‘stuff’ that has accumulated will be thoroughly sorted out, making it worth our while in the end.

This New Moon-Solar Eclipse will not only set off the Saturn-Neptune square by changing it into an even more challenging t-square, it also connects to retrograde Eris and retrograde Uranus in Aries via a stressful sesqui-quadrate. So, this big gap between idealism and reality we’ve been experiencing in varying degrees and shades of hope, disillusionment, limitation and structure for the last 9 months will be further accentuated by the New Moon-Eclipse, forcing us to work things out one way or the other. It’ll be overwhelming and frustrating at first, but once things start rolling it’ll get easier and we will quickly adapt to the flow of events, trusting that everything will eventually fall into place. Thus, it’s time to look forward and to focus on our future now and this requires that we realize and accept that a season or aspect of our past is over. In fact, we might be undergoing a bit of an identity crisis that could see us teetering on the edge, because our situation could be quite difficult, demanding many a sacrifice from us, and the things we’ve been holding onto could still have a strong grip on us and therefore, we might be caught in a cycle where we are battling our more unhealthy attachments, while struggling with uncertainty, loss and even fear and paralysis.
However, the New Moon-Eclipse also forms a sextile to Juno in Scorpio, presenting us with opportunities of empowerment through close relationships with important others, who we can rely on for help and support in these times of need and despair. Consequently, once we let go of attitudes and values that don’t serve us any longer, we’re ready to move on with our life and take control over our circumstances.

The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 9:21 Virgo states:

“Two heads looking out and beyond the shadows. Keynote: The growth of true understanding, born out of the transcendence of duality even while immersed in the world of duality – SELF-TRANSCENDING ACTITIVY OF THE MIND.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 156 -157)

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Suggested by this symbolical imagery is that not only do see 2 heads more than one and can therefore inspire a constructive meeting of minds, but also that we must strive for clarity of vision and have to look at the situation or conditions we’re dealing with from different angles or perspectives and even contrasting viewpoints. Moreover, we need to be open and objective as well as willing to listen to others’ advice or seek out their opinion.

Tarot card of the day is the “9 of Wands”, suggesting that we’ll be seeing something through to the end and will persist against the odds or despite of setbacks. There might be a last test or challenge before we can reach success, but as long as we don’t give up, we will achieve our goals. Therefore, it is important that we show stamina and keep our resolve. We will eventually prosper if we maintain our position with patience and vigilance.

Astro-Notes on August 24, 2016 – Third Quarter Moon

Daily Aspects:
– Saturn in Sagittarius sesqui Uranus Rx in Aries
– Mars in Sagittarius sesqui Uranus Rx in Aries
– Venus in Virgo semi-square Juno in Scorpio, quincunx Eris Rx in Aries, opposite Chiron Rx in Pisces and quincunx Uranus Rx in Aries
– Mars conjunct Saturn in Sagittarius
– Pallas Rx in Aquarius sesqui Vesta in Cancer and quincunx Jupiter in Virgo – Moon ingress to Gemini at 7:39 pm EDT
– Third Quarter Moon at 2:22 Gemini/Virgo at 11:40 pm EDT

We’re in eclipse season when major changes and shifts are happening and therefore, it is hardly surprising that we feel under lots of pressure, even to a point of helplessness, while coming face to face with our own vulnerability. And though our outlook seems to be daunting, we cannot shrink from the task we set out to accomplish. Consequently, we cannot delay any action we need to take any longer, but have to tackle our projects and causes – whether we like it or not. This is the only option we have and we better put out an effort and show motivation. In fact, it is important that we make progress – no matter how small. Every little bit brings us closer to our goal. Moreover, time is of the essence. We need to realize that and rise to the occasion, which means we have to roll up our sleeves and get things going. At the same time do we need to get more involved with others and if possible, enlist their help to further our purposes or objectives. Although we have to take chances and risks in the process, we need to choose wisely and keep things realistic. The ‘crisis in consciousness’ that accompanies the Third Quarter Moon of the Leo lunation cycle challenges us to use reason and think things through when we make our decisions or we’ll set ourselves up for failure.

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Tarot card of the day is the “3 of Pentacles”, a card that refers to encouragement due to cooperation and collaboration. Teamwork and planning are the essential ingredients toward the achievement of our goals. We’re taking the next step toward becoming established. Improvement of our situation and success are possible if we apply the necessary effort and show persistence.

Astro-Notes on August 18, 2016 – Aquarius Full Moon

Daily Aspects:
– Venus in Virgo trine Pluto Rx in Capricorn
– Almost Lunar Appulse Eclipse/Full Moon at 25:51 Aqua/Leo at 5:26 am EDT
– Moon ingress to Pisces at 12:34 pm EDT
– Merc in Virgo quincunx Eris Rx in Aries, opposite Chiron Rx in Pisces and qx Uranus Rx in Aries
– Vesta in Cancer quincunx Saturn in Sagittarius
– Chiron Rx in Pisces semi-sextile Uranus Rx in Aries

Some sources (including Solar Fire, the astro software I use) list this Full Moon as a penumbral lunar eclipse, because the Sun, Moon and Earth are closely aligned with the Moon’s nodes and also within proximity to qualify for eclipse status. However, the Moon actually misses the Earth’s shadow and therefore, no such event will be seen on any location on the Earth.
Although, it won’t be visible, it will certainly be a potent Full Moon with a considerable emotional charge that brings the Leo lunation cycle to a point of culmination, especially since this will occur with Venus in Virgo engaged in a trine to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn, which signifies an end to a situation we had to endure for a prolonged period of time, where we felt powerless and even abused, but things are turning around now and there’s a good chance that we’ll be coming out on top of this. Furthermore, we learnt to control our emotions better in the process.

Saturn, Pluto’s dispositor, has stationed direct in Sagittarius last Saturday, concentrating the energy on the reality picture of our particular circumstances before he will slowly begin to move forward again. This means that lessons being taught to us during this period and the increased sense of structure and authority resulting from them will form the foundation for better results and more respect in this context. Once Saturn will be moving on, we will gain more control over the conditions we struggled with.

In addition, Jupiter in Virgo, who is the dispositor of Saturn, has left an opposition with retrograde Chiron in Pisces and a quincunx to retrograde Uranus in Aries, ruler over the Full Moon, to whom he is connected by quincunx also, which means he sits at the apex of a Yod or finger of God and this is indicative of a dilemma that has to be dealt with and followed up by an adjustment. In this particular case, the adjustment requires from us to resolve a conflict, contradiction or matter that makes no sense and has exhausted and victimized us for months as it kept dragging on and every time we succumbed or conceded and were willing to accept our lot, it actually got worse until we knew we couldn’t take it anymore, but had to proceed differently. Now this situation is coming to a head in a way that will bring much needed relief from all this pressure and frustration due to what is being revealed or illumined or inspired by this special Full Moon.

Mercury, well placed in his home sign Virgo, is the dispositor of Jupiter, and in pursuit of him, casting a quincunx to retrograde Eris in Aries at this Full Moon, on which he will follow up with an opposition to retrograde Chiron in Pisces and another quincunx to retrograde Uranus in Aries and after a couple of days later he will have caught up with Jupiter . He’s forming another Yod configuration. Thus, we’re shifting our attention to our self-interests and focus on how to succeed in regard to a problem we need to address or a gap we have to bridge. It’s a matter of attitude and although things will get stirred up, even to a point of confrontation between an individual and a group, this will lead to insight and collaboration, because we have the facts on our side and can prove our point. Besides, we all work toward the same end and therefore, things can be sorted out and resolutions found. Moreover, this provides us with a chance for healing or mending and also for change and progress, because we do have options to improve the functionality of our systems and procedures so that we can be more effective in the future and serve people’s specific needs.
This, however, requires from us to think outside the box and to take the individual factor or situation into the equation.

Another quincunx from Vesta in Cancer to Saturn in Sagittarius shows that instead of relying on support systems we used in the past or taken care of our causes in the ways we are familiar with, we have to dedicate us toward large-scale or long-term organization and management.

Moreover, the seeds planted at the time of the Aquarius New Moon back in February will also bear fruits. Using the symbolical terminology of the Sabian’s, we notice that the ‘spontaneous activity of the innocent mind’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Leo New Moon) has resulted in ‘mental efficiency’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Aquarius Full Moon) as the ‘children, who played on the swings’ (Sabian Symbol for the Leo New Moon) have “become” ‘a garage man, who is testing a car’s battery with a hydrometer’ (Sabian Symbol for the Aquarius Full Moon), or in other words, a professional or somebody who is at least trained or knowledgeable in regard to the functioning of a car (means of transportation), which can be taken as “knowing how to use the mind or the knowledge we have”. Whereas ‘the large white dove bearing a message’ (Sabian Symbol for the Aquarius New Moon on February 8) has led to ‘a rainbow’, appearing ‘after a heavy storm’ (Sabian Symbol for the Leo Sun) – ‘the answer to thorough, sustained and victorious individual efforts, the certification of individual worth and victory’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Aquarius NM from February) will be ‘revealed’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Leo Sun).

The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon at 25:51 Aquarius states: “A garage man testing a car’s battery with a hydrometer. Keynote: Skill in applying knowledge of natural laws to the solution of everyday problems resulting from life in our technological society – MENTAL EFFICIENCY.”

The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 25:51 Leo states: “After the heavy storm, a rainbow. Keynote: Linking above and below, the covenant with one’s divine nature, promise of immortality – REVELATION OF WORTH.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 265 and 147, respectively)

Suggested by these symbolical pictures is to look at a problem with expertise and professionalism in order to find the source and figure out the gravity of it. Then, recognition and validation shall be granted.

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Tarot card of the day is the “3 of Swords”, suggesting heartache, separation or quarrels caused by disharmony and an inability to reconcile differing needs. Therefore, we need to let our feelings wash over us and release any anguish, sadness or sorrow, going beyond it, while refusing to harbor any negative thoughts. One way or another, we will get to the heart of the matter from which clarity and mental resolution will emerge.

Astro-Notes on August 10, 2016 – First Quarter Moon

Daily Aspects:
– Jupiter in Virgo quincunx Eris Rx in Aries
– Chiron Rx in Pisces semi-sextile Uranus Rx in Aries
– Pallas Rx in Pisces semi-square Pluto Rx in Capricorn
– First Quarter Moon at 18:32 Scorpio/Leo at 2:20 pm EDT
– Venus in Virgo sextile Vesta in Cancer
– Mercury in Virgo trine Pluto Rx in Capricorn

Since the beginning of this lunation cycle, we have been either hopefully or painfully aware that we have to make some changes, especially in the way we tend to react or respond and as a result, have been adjusting our options in such a way that they serve our self-interests. This is the Leo (self) lunation cycle after all. Therefore, we’ve come to the realization that we can’t no longer idly sit around and wait, but have to do something or we’ll end up in a disadvantageous position or even worse, at the mercy of forces beyond our control. Consequently, we gathered our resources and took the necessary steps to be able to manage these affairs or circumstances more effectively, while using the opportunities and support offered to us to take care of business. Thus, the ‘crisis in action’ that accompanies the First Quarter Moon, challenges us to step up to the game and into our power. This means we have to get our stuff together and put ourselves first so that we can see this through to completion, while keeping our resolve and finding resolutions for our problems.

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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.