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Astro-Notes on July 23, 2021 – Aquarius Full Moon

The Sun made ingress to Leo yesterday at 7:26 am PDT, which ushered in a period, during which we seek to shine in the way we express ourselves and perform, draw attention to ourselves, seek admiration, drama and glamour, put ourselves in the limelight or center stage and are more involved with children as well as more creative, confident, self-centered and expressive. In general, we will be more inclined toward warm-heartedness, exuberance, theatrics, playfulness, childishness, having fun, showing off and wanting recreation. However, as the Cancer lunation cycle climaxes tonight at 7:36 pm PDT in the Aquarius Full Moon, issues concerning our individuality, uniqueness or difference (including our eccentricity, idiosyncrasies), our non-conformity or unconventionality and our group involvement and social circle are coming to a head.

The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon at 1:26 Aquarius states:

“An unexpected thunderstorm. Keynote: The need to develop the inner security, which will enable us to meet unexpected crises – NATURE’S CHALLENGE.”

The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 1:26 Leo states:

“An epidemic of mumps. Keynote: The spreading power of individual crises through a collectivity – THE INFECTIOUS SPREAD OF INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCES.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 249 – 250 and 132 – 133, respectively)

Implied by this symbolical imagery is a shocking event we didn’t see coming, catching us by surprise and causing upset and/or an outbreak of emotions the event stirred up within us. Our reaction(s) or response will show our character (especially our selfishness) and integrity (in a crisis situation).

Tarot card of the day is the “5 of Swords”, suggesting that we’re dealing with mixed feelings about life in general and experiencing conflict or discord – inner as well as outer. The more important is it to pick our battles wisely and think before we act. There are boundaries and limitations in life situations we must accept, even though they could make us feel powerless. In this regard, we must overcome ourselves and focus on our needs in order to regain our composure. Breakdown of communication and non-negotiable, self-serving behavior or open hostility, violence, crime and theft could lead to no-win scenarios, defeat and loss.

Astro-Notes on July 9, 2021 – Cancer New Moon

A new lunation cycle begins tonight at 6:16 pm PDT with the Sun and Moon meeting in the cardinal water sign Cancer. This New Moon is an auspicious time to set intentions that center around family, home, ancestry, roots, property, nurturance, belonging, care and everything maternal.

With Ceres in Taurus, symbolizing the maternal, nurturing principle, engaged in a constructive sextile aspect to retrograde Neptune in Pisces, we have a chance to review our hopes, dreams and vision as our imagination falls on fertile ground and longings we nurtured can be realized if we continue building up support and keeping our commitments. Not only is our productivity flowing, we are also prepared to make the necessary sacrifices when the need arises.

However, Mercury in Gemini forms a series of harsh aspects, starting with a sesqui-quadrate to retrograde Saturn in Aquarius and a square to Pallas in Pisces on which he follows up with a semi-square to Uranus in Taurus. Another sesqui-quadrate is cast by retrograde Juno in Sagittarius to Eris in Aries. This means that we are challenged strategy-wise as our plans meet with obstacles that force us to factor in time and reality in the sense of what is actually doable and which is the best or most practical way to do this. Thus, conversations could be uneasy and focused on problems rather than solutions and as a consequence, we could find it hard to come to an understanding, especially if that means we have to change certain routines we got used to. Therefore, even ‘innocent’ suggestions or sympathetic offerings could not sit well with us or feel like too much of a compromise. The more important is it that we are being mindful in our exchanges with others and try to put ourselves in their shoes  when we communicate the issue or the things on our mind so that matters can be worked out and resolutions can be found.

The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 18:01 Cancer states:

“A priest performing a marriage ceremony. Keynote: The ritualization of productive, interpersonal relationships – SANCTION.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Page 123)

Relationships require continuous commitment from all parties involved, who need to do their part in order for the relationship to function, grow and prosper.

Tarot card of the day is “The Fool”, referring to unlimited potential, new beginnings as well as a sense of innocence and naivety. Anything can happen as we start on this journey. We could be taken into unchartered territory and thus need to be aware of the risks and dangers we could encounter, but also need to be ready to take on the opportunities presented to us. This card encourages us to have faith and calls upon us to trust, believe in our spirit and to follow our heart.

Astro-Notes on June 24, 2021 – Capricorn Full Moon

The Gemini lunation cycle that started out with a Solar Eclipse on June 10th culminated in the Capricorn Full Moon today at 11:39 am PDT, bringing matters concerning our public and professional life, status, reputation, ambitions, achievements and responsibilities together with our sense of control, authority and structure to a head. At the same time could intentions or resolutions we set with the Capricorn New Moon on January 12th come to fruition or an end or reach a turning point.

With retrograde Juno in Sagittarius engaged in a sextile to the Full Moon’s ruler Saturn, retrograde in Aquarius, trine Chiron in Aries and sesqui-quadrate Venus in Cancer, we have an opportunity to reach out or look for answers in a relationship situation if we choose to take the initiative in order to bridge or resolve a long-standing problem that involves our personal needs, values, dependencies and sense of worthiness. Venus is also casting a trine to Pallas in Pisces, showing that others will be receptive to our approach and respond sympathetically. Another sesqui-quadrate from Mars in Leo to a stationary Neptune in Pisces shows that we reached a critical point, where self-assertion and action on our part and behalf is necessary for us to be able to have our hopes and expectations finally met.

The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon at 3:27 Capricorn states:

“A group of people outfitting a large canoe at the start of a journey by water. Keynote: The ability to use natural resources and basic skills in order to achieve a group purpose – GROUP ACTIVITY.”

The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 3:27 Cancer states:

“A cat arguing with a mouse. Keynote: An attempt at self-justification – RATIONALIZATION.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 231-232 and 112, respectively)

Implied by these symbolical pictures is that we can only start over, if we are ready and prepared to do what is necessary for us to achieve our goal. Recognizing defense mechanisms we might have developed in this regard will help us to reconcile emotional conflicts we might be experiencing. Reassuring ourselves of our motives or reasons can help us standing up for ourselves and assuming control over our life.

Tarot card of the day is the “8 of Pentacles”, suggesting that we’re building on our previous successes, especially in regard to the work we’ve done in the past or the visions and dreams we’ve had. We need to be diligent, make an effort and plug away. Important is also in this regard to find out the facts, to increase our expertise, to check and recheck what we’re doing.

Astro-Notes on May 26, 2021 – Total Lunar Eclipse/Sagittarius Full Moon

Early this morning at 4:13 am PDT transpired the Sagittarius Full Moon, which is also a Super Flower Blood Moon Eclipse. This is the first Total Lunar Eclipse in more than 2 years and it coincides with a Super Moon. It’s the biggest and brightest Full Moon for the year.

A Total Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth and Moon align in close proximity to the Moon’s Nodes and the Moon passes through the deeper shadow cast by the Earth, the umbra, where no direct light from the Sun can reach her. However, the Earth’s atmosphere refracts light, while at the same time filtering it, which illuminates the Moon with a series of varying red colors, depending on the prevailing conditions.  

Lunar eclipses are intense and felt more internally. They can bring things to an end, shift our perception and trigger unconscious and psychic issues, which constitute our shadow material and have now a chance to be brought ‘into the light of awareness’. Because this particular Lunar Eclipse is conjunct the South Node of the Moon, we can expect a release of accumulated emotions and insights that is an outpouring on a soul, cellular and emotional level and could really ‘fire us up’ – for better or for worse.

Because the Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse is highlighting the Sagittarius/Gemini axis, our beliefs, assumptions or truths or what we think is the truth based on our interpretation of data, facts and information are affected and even illuminated and so is our faith, our quest or mission, our reach or the information and messages we are spreading, our understanding of the issue at hand and how we reach our conclusions.

Multiple storylines, various accounts, assumptions or claims together with widespread difference of opinions and viewpoints have been obscuring the bigger picture for us for a long time. The more important is it to keep ourselves well informed and make good use of our reasoning faculties, especially since there are two sides or several angles to every story.

Situations involving social settings, the law, justice, broadcasting and the world at large are coming to a head now and events set in motion back in December of 2020 at the time of the Solar Eclipse are brought to culmination or a turning point.

Eclipses are harbingers of change with the potential to bring a particular set of circumstances to an end. Vesta in Virgo’s sesqui-quadrate to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn together with the tense octile configuration consisting of Venus in Gemini, Ceres in Taurus and the Pallas-Neptune conjunction in Pisces indicate that a critical point has been reached regarding the vaccination effort and our commitment to get on top of the pandemic situation. Many countries are readying themselves to ease the pandemic-imposed restrictions and laying out roadmaps to reopen the economy in carefully planned steps. It seems the waiting and ‘suffering’ is over. However, it won’t happen overnight, but it’s going to be a slow, step by step process.

The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon at 5:25 Sagittarius states:

“A game of cricket. Keynote: The development of skill in group situations testing collective goals – GROUP-SOLIDARITY.”

The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 5:25 Gemini states:

“Workmen drilling for oil. Keynote: The avidity for that knowledge that ensures wealth and power – AMBITION.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 213 and 92-93, respectively)

Suggested by these symbolical images is that our determination and hard work will drive our success as a collective.

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.

Astro-Notes on May 11, 2021 – Taurus New Moon

A new lunation cycle begins today at 21:17 Taurus at 11:59 am PDT. This fixed earth sign is ruled by Venus, currently residing in Gemini.

New Moons are potent times to set intentions in sync with the energies being seeded at this time. In Taurus, this concerns our physical senses, wellbeing, happiness, gratification, prosperity and ‘fertility’ as well as our attachments, values, assets, talents, worth, emotional security and materiality.

The Taurus New Moon is connected to Neptune in Pisces with a supportive sextile, opening a channel for spiritual guidance and inspiration that helps us in our pursuit of sustenance, security and stability. Moreover, we have a chance to fulfill our needs if we practice patience and listen to our intuition.

However, with Mercury in Gemini involved in a tense sesqui-quadrate aspect to retro Pluto in Capricorn we’re struggling mentally and have a hard time making decisions, not knowing which sources of information or claims to trust. This not only complicates matters unnecessarily, but also puts us in a tough spot. Therefore, it is important to remain objective and follow developing storylines, while keeping our wits about ourselves. Mercury is moving into a trine to Saturn in Aquarius next, indicating that we’re gaining control over our mind as the result of a lesson we learnt over time and by following our own authority and expertise.

Mars in Cancer forms a square to Chiron in Aries and a sextile Uranus in Taurus, challenging us to defend and protect ourselves from threats, alienation and other problems or wounds we might encounter or incur by taking our chances and making choices in support of our intentions and actions.

The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 21:17 Taurus states:

“White dove flying over troubled waters. Keynote: The spiritual inspiration that comes to the individual in the overcoming of crisis – A REWARD TO THE FAITHFUL.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases, Page 84”)

Suggested is to look for signs and messages, to meditate on the issues that trouble us and consult with spirit.

Tarot card of the day is the “7 of Cups”, representing a multiplicity of possibilities and choices that need to be looked at for their potential – real or imagined – as well as for their basis in reality, whereby we need to be aware that not all that glisters is gold and that less enticing options might turn out to be great opportunities. Therefore, it is important now to narrow our focus.