Astro-Notes on July 19, 2016 – Capricorn Full Moon

Daily Aspects:
– Mercury in Leo trine Saturn Rx in Sagittarius and quincunx Neptune Rx in Pisces
– Sun in Cancer semi-sextile Vesta in Gemini
– Eris stations Rx at 23:38 Aries at 3:32 pm EDT (turns direct on Jan 9)
– Full Moon at 27:40 Capricorn/Cancer at 6:56 pm EDT
– Moon ingress to Aquarius at 11:10 pm EDT

A couple of days ago did Ceres, a symbol of our nurturing principle, make ingress to Taurus, a fertile, sensual earth sign, amidst a Grand Trine in water signs formed by the Sun in Cancer, Mars in Scorpio and retrograde Chiron in Pisces. Ceres will only advance a few degrees into Taurus before she will turn retrograde and re-enter Aries on October 13. This means that we will seek to build up and sustain a support system we can rely on together with the emotional and material security we crave by getting in touch with a more feminine, tender and docile way of taking care of things during her transit through Taurus, because we have realized that our problems won’t be solved and our suffering won’t end until we evolve from reacting in extreme, violent, revengeful and emotional intense ways and shed these deeply ingrained psychic patterns we inherited from our ancestors and our past. Instead, we need to nurture our higher nature or potential and foster healthy maternal traits if we want to be able to bridge, mend and heal. Therefore, the Full Moon’s adjusting aspects to Vesta in Gemini are asking us to unlearn old, defensive habits that keep us from being objective and rational in the pursuit of our causes or the things we hold sacred. It is important that we commit us to open communication, to forming connections, to looking at both sides of an issue and also toward flexibility and adaptability.

Eris, a symbol of strife and competition, is stationing retrograde today, implicating that we are entering a phase that will extend until January 9 of next year, during which we have a chance to review our state of mind, especially in regard to being mindful or at discord with our environment or even within ourselves. We will moreover revisit the approach we use in order to succeed. With Mercury in Leo engaged in a trine aspect to retrograde Saturn in Sagittarius on which he follows up with a quincunx to retrograde Neptune in Pisces, a personal plan or creative idea we have been pursuing for a longer time has finally materialized and things are coming together for us, but this requires that we let go off any expectations or preconceived notions we might have in this context.

As the Cancer New Moon culminates in the Capricorn Full Moon, the impulse that sounded forth at the time of the Capricorn New Moon back in January also comes to fruition, demanding integration and reconciliation of the maternal and paternal archetypes. Using the symbolical imagery, ‘the hand with the prominent thumb’ (Sabian Symbol for the Cancer New Moon) has led us to ‘a large aviary’ (Sabian Symbol for the Capricorn Full Moon) – willfulness as an expression of the ‘higher mind’ in the human race (5, the number of fingers on a hand, is a symbol of humankind operating on a higher mental level) or of ‘individuality’ has resulted in an increase in compassion, solidarity and sympathy (all of which are higher values associated with level 6 or the spiritual realm, symbolized by the large aviary), whereas ‘the fulfillment of the individual’s creative function through his participation in a group performance’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Capricorn New Moon from January 9) has been realized in ‘an Indian’s girl introduction of her white lover to her assembled tribe’ (Sabian Symbol for the Cancer Sun) – a higher evolved trait, value or ideal (the white lover) has been introduced into the human tribe that inspires us to respond from this ‘higher level’ instead of reacting from the instinctual level.

The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon at 27:40 Capricorn states:

“A large aviary. Keynote: The enjoyment of spiritual values by the soul able to familiarize itself with their implications – CLAIRAUDIENCE.”

The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 27:40 Cancer states:

“An Indian girl introduces her white lover to her assembled tribe. Keynote: Inner rebirth through a total acceptance of the primordial values manifest in the human body and the natural functions – RETURN TO NATURE.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 246-247 and 128-129, respectively)

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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 July 11, 2016 – First Quarter Moon

Daily Aspects:
– Mars in Scorpio quincunx Vesta in Gemini and quincunx Eris in Aries
– Mercury in Cancer square Uranus in Aries, trine Chiron Rx in Pisces and sesqui Saturn Rx in Sagittarius
– Venus in Cancer semi-square NN in Virgo/sesqui SN in Pisces
– First Quarter Moon at 20:07 Libra/Cancer at 8:51 pm EDT

The First Quarter Moon of the Cancer lunation cycle will transpire tonight at 8:51 pm EDT. This cycle has started out on July 4, with Juno, signifying our relationship principle, hovering in the last degree of Libra in hard octile aspects to the nodal axis, the line of destiny or karma, and with Ceres in Aries, symbolizing our nurturing principle, in another semi-square aspect to retrograde Neptune in Pisces, who is a symbol of the collective unconscious. This means that a new seed was planted in regard to our past, traditions and issues related to home, country, roots, family and belonging while a relationship situation had reached a stage of urgency, where a crisis could no longer be avoided due to ongoing confrontations and unresolved conflicts, but has to be worked out during this cycle if we want to improve our relations in the future. Moreover, the never-ending cycle of using force, brutality, violence and aggression in the way we seek to protect and self-preserve requires a review of our ideals, expectations and projections. Because this New Moon happened on the ‘birthday’ of the US, it brought renewed attention to the past of the US and the civil war that preceded it. As both, the Sun and Mercury met in superior conjunction, which is similar to the Full Moon phase in the lunation cycle (inferior conjunction or ‘New Moon phase’ was on May 9) and moved into opposition with retrograde Pluto in Capricorn, the collective ‘shadow’ of this country was highlighted and the themes referring to the struggles of the forefathers, especially in regard to race, power and wealth, were reenacted. Under these conditions, Juno re-entered Scorpio, Pluto’s sign, ushering in a period during which we have a chance to evolve from these circumstances. Now, at this stage in the cycle, Venus in Cancer, signifying traditional values and safety needs, is engaged in hard octile aspects to the nodal axis, while Mars in Scorpio is sitting at the apex of a Yod (a finger of God) with Vesta in Gemini (focus, dedication) and Eris in Aries (principle of discord) and Mercury in Cancer, symbolizing our habitual thought process, is squaring Uranus in Aries (progress, change, reform), following up with a trine to retrograde Chiron in Pisces (reconsideration, sympathizing) and a sesqui-quadrate to retrograde Saturn in Sagittarius, necessitating a review of our beliefs about authority, control and structure. Thus, the ‘crisis in action’ that accompanies the First Quarter Moon, challenges us to improve our character (keyword of the Sabian Symbol for the Cancer New Moon) or the way we tend to react and respond. The Libra Moon asks us to cultivate cordiality, peace and diplomacy and to strive for sophistication and civility in general if we want to succeed and be able to settle our conflicts. Mars in this position implies a choice we must make regarding our intentions, actions, approach and modus operanti and this refers to taking either the high road or the low road. If we go down the low road, our problems will continue and eventually intensify and escalate, but if we follow the high road, we can win others over for our cause and help and support each other. It all depends on what we focus on and if we are willing to try harder and set a positive example that has the potential to inspire others to imitate and emulate.

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Tarot card of the day is the “6 of Cups”, suggesting that past efforts are being rewarded and pleasant or nostalgic memories are resurfacing. Past connections can serve some useful purpose. However, we need to look toward the future now and lay solid foundations in this regard. It’s important to be keenly aware of the blessings in our lives and to take some time out to enjoy the good moments, for they are special.

Astro-Notes on June 20, 2016 – Second Full Moon in Sagittarius

Daily Aspects:
– Vesta in Gemini sesqui Juno Rx in Libra
– Mars Rx in Scorpio quincunx Uranus, Eris and Ceres in Aries
– Sun in Gemini trine Juno Rx in Libra
– Full Moon at 29:32 Sagittarius/Gemini at 7:02 am EDT
– Moon ingress to Capricorn at 7:54 am EDT
– Mercury in Gemini opposite Saturn Rx in Sagittarius and square Neptune Rx in Pisces
– Jupiter conjunct NN in Virgo/opposite SN in Pisces
– Sun ingress to Cancer at 6:34 pm EDT – summer solstice
– Triple conjunction of Ceres-Eris-Uranus in Aries
– Pluto Rx in Capricorn trine NN in Virgo/sextile SN in Pisces

Over the last couple of days relationship dynamics have reached a critical point with the potential to trigger spontaneous reactions, provocations and incidents if we didn’t watch out and controlled our temper or kept our tongue in cheek. Therefore, it was imperative that we took a moment and thought things through or allowed ourselves to come to our senses before we reacted or responded instead of charging ahead full of steam and letting our emotions run away with us. The choice was and is ours and will determine whether we will set a positive or a negative example based on our attitude or state of mind. Thus, it’s up to us to decide if we want to emulate mindfulness and higher ideals or values instilled and shown to us or if we want to set up the stage for disaster and strife. If we can overcome our inner demons and other temptations and win this struggle with ourselves, we will be able to demonstrate a higher mindedness that puts us in the position to inspire others toward cooperation and helps us to keep the peace. Although this is a time of high pressure, when we could feel overwhelmed, confused, stressed out or under much duress, we need to remain aware of ourselves and the state of mind we are in as well as our role in these situations. Consequently, we need to keep our wits about ourselves, try to detach and take a step back to be able to reason with ourselves, reign in any compulsive tendencies we may have and accept what we can’t change. Once we clarified this, it’ll be easier for us to be objective in our dealings with others – whether we agree with them or not. Moreover, we might have to try several times to get our point across, but we will eventually succeed. It just depends on how persistent and convincing we are and in particular on the tone and the approach we are using.

As the Gemini lunation cycle culminates in the Sagittarius Full Moon, the impulse that sounded forth at the time of the Sagittarius New Moon in December of last year will also come to fruition. Thus, the image of the ‘two Dutch children talking to each other as like-minded individuals’ (Sabian Symbol for the Gemini New Moon) has been replaced by the one of ‘the Pope, blessing the faithful in a gesture of personalized worship’ (Sabian Symbol for the Sagittarius Full Moon). The former are connected through their shared language and heritage and the latter are connected through their shared faith and rituals, which is suggestive of a progression from the individual level to the social and even universal level – personal mentalities are being taking to the social and universal level. Whereas the image of ‘men cutting of the ice of a frozen pond in an old-fashioned northern village for use during the summer’ (Sabian Symbol for the Sagittarius New Moon from last December) has been fulfilled in the image of ‘a parade of bathing beauties before large beach crowds’ (Sabian Symbol for the Sagittarius Sun), implying that once the ice has been cut and the cold or crystallization of the feelings (ice refers to a frozen state of water) has been overcome, ‘social standards of persona excellence and competition can be set’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Sagittarius Sun).

The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon at 29:32 Sagittarius states:
“The Pope, blessing the faithful. Keynote: The need to pay homage to traditional values upon which the invisible community of the Spirit is built – PERSONALIZED WORSHIP.”

The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 29:32 Gemini states:
“A parade of bathing beauties before large beach crowds. Keynote: The setting of social standards through personal excellence and competition – the SHOW is over. Now comes the hour of decision.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 227-228 and 109, respectively)

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Reaching its northernmost point from the Equator, the Sun’s ingress to Cancer at 6:34 pm EDT tonight marks the Summer Solstice and the beginning of summer. Consequently, here in the Northern Hemisphere, we experience the longest day, whereas for the Southern Hemisphere it is the longest night and the start of winter. As the Sun seems to stand still (sol sistere) high in the sky, we transition into ‘stasis’ and have a chance to pause, stop and take stock before fully committing ourselves to the new season. Individual development is at peak. There is liveliness and vibrancy as well as a re-gathering and refocusing of intent. A time of Self-nurturance and Self-care, even Self-protection, as well as of sustaining and supporting our sense of Self is beginning now, when we seek to tend to our roots and foster a sense of belonging.

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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.

Astro-Notes on June 12, 2016 – First Quarter Moon

Daily Aspects:
– Saturn Rx in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces
– Uranus conjunct Eris in Aries
– Pluto Rx in Capricorn trine NN in Virgo/sextile SN in Pisces
– Juno Rx in Libra semi-square Jupiter in Virgo
– First Quarter Moon at 21:47 Virgo/Gem at 4:09 am EDT
– Mars Rx in Scorpio trine Chiron in Pisces
– Venus in Gemini sextile Eris-Uranus in Aries
– Mercury in Taurus quincunx Juno Rx in Libra and ingress to Gemini at 7:22 pm EDT (until June 29)
– Moon ingress to Libra at 8:33 pm EDT

Retrograde Pluto in Capricorn has aligned with the North Node in Virgo, showing that we took the necessary steps to improve our future prospects over the course of the last few days through the successful management of our affairs – whether that concerned personal matters or business affairs. Another trine from retrograde Pluto-ruled Mars in Scorpio to Chiron in Pisces indicates that this involved reversing our course of action after a review of intentions and the results they yielded from which healing or problem solving might now ensue. However, we have received mixed messages or have even been provoked or dared by others repeatedly, which requires from us to adjust our values, priorities and communication style in a way that not only suits on own best interests, but also our interactions with important others we want to get to cooperate with us. Therefore, at this First Quarter square in the Gemini lunation cycle, we’re challenged to overcome our prejudices and differences in order to be able to get on the same page instead of going back and forth over the same things time and again. This means we have to sort and work out our issues in a reasonable and objective manner without ‘selling ourselves short’. After Mercury’s ingress to Gemini, one of his home signs, tonight, where he will be traversing until June 29, will we be more inclined toward looking at both sides of an issue, addressing or dealing with several things at once, focusing on facts and gathering information as well as adapting our viewpoint and talking things out. Moreover, we will also be more open towards meeting new people or making new connections, while seeking to get around and keep ourselves busy and mobile. Once the Moon has moved to Libra tonight, it’ll be easier for us to feel at peace and just relax, letting all the worries be removed from our mind.

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My close surroundings here really portray the current astrological climate well: There’s been such a commotion between cats, squirrels and birds since the early morning hours that I was unable to sleep in. They’re fighting over their territory and they’re very expressive about it. The same is true about the situation I had to deal with at work these last few days. No matter what we communicated, asked or confronted the other party with, it kept going on in the same manner every single day – the test of limits and faith exemplified in the Saturn-Neptune square that emphasizes the difficulties and seemingly insurmountable obstacles thrown in our way, which prevent us from achieving our long-term goals and vision or ideals.

Tarot card of the day is the “9 of Swords”, suggesting that is important to maintain trust and faith instead of letting negative thoughts, worries and concerns are getting the best of us. We need to be patient as better things or opportunities might come along soon. There is no need to put ourselves down or get overwhelmed or anxious. Circumstances are just unfortunate momentarily and the overall situation is rather complex.

Astro-Notes on June 4, 2016 – Gemini New Moon

Daily Aspects:
– Ceres in Aries quincunx NN in Virgo/semi-sextile SN in Pisces
– Sun in Gemini square Jupiter in Virgo
– Vesta in Gemini semi-square Uranus and Eris in Aries
– Venus in Gemini square Jupiter in Virgo
– Venus conjunct Sun in Gemini
– New Moon at 14:53 Gemini at 10:59 pm EDT
– Sun in Gemini sesqui Juno Rx in Scorpio
– Venus in Gemini sesqui Juno Rx in Scorpio
– Uranus conjunct Eris in Aries

Since the beginning of the month, both, the Sun and Venus in Gemini, have been moving through the mutable t-square, comprised of Neptune in Pisces, retrograde Saturn in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Virgo, while Venus has been catching up with the Sun. Thus, as pressure has been building up steadily and demands on us have been increasing, we could have felt stretched too thin and put on edge, thereby undergoing a range of emotions and experiencing our share of disillusionment and disappointment, all of which left us either confused, cranky or irritable, or uncomfortable in our own skin, frustrated and stressed out. This could have easily resulted in a few misunderstandings and misconceptions as we were trying to rush things to be able to meet our objectives, common goals and expectations through multi-tasking and a lot of moving back and forth. Moreover, we’re facing a lot of antagonism and our plans are getting crossed so that our problems and challenges are growing bigger before we can get a handle on them. And although it seems that time is running away from us, we have to realize that there’s only so much we can do and also that we can only be in one place at a time. All this craze we’re dealing with is not our fault and therefore, we can’t take it personally or get caught up in it, but have to focus on staying our course and doing the best we can. We’re set to make progress – there’s no stopping us. However, we can’t force the issue or think we can have things our way all the time, but need to be reasonable as well as considerate in our approach and in the way we react or respond. Therefore, it’s important to discern wisely and adapt to the circumstances when it is called for or more effective, especially what our priorities and values concerns. In fact, whether we like it or not, we might have to budge a bit. This is not about winning or losing – it’s about being efficient and resourceful as well as able to manage whatever life throws at us.

The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 14:53 Gemini states:

“Two Dutch children talking to each other, exchanging their knowledge. Keynote: The need to clarify one’s experiences through actual contacts with like-minded individuals – OBJECTIVITY.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Page 99)

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With this New Moon and Venus engaged in the Grand Cross, objectivity is hard to come by, because different agendas might collide and we might not always be on the same page or wavelength, but there is no need to war and struggle unnecessarily. The situation calls for mindfulness. Consequently, we have to understand that it’s ultimately up to us if we do it the easy or the hard way. Even if don’t succeed with everything we set out to do, it doesn’t mean we didn’t try everything in our power and gave it our best shot. Sometimes, there are just too many factors against us. Life keeps us on a learning curve. All we need to know is that we will get through this together.

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Tarot card of the day is the “10 of Pentacles”, suggesting that we seek out permanence and are looking 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 29, 2016 – Third Quarter Moon

Daily Aspects:
– Venus in Gemini square Pallas in Pisces
– Sun in Gem semi-square Eris in Aries
– Third Quarter Moon at 8:32 Pisces/Gemini at 8:11 am EDT
– Mercury in Taurus semi-sextile Ceres in Aries
– Vesta in Gemini square Pallas in Pisces
– Uranus conjunct Eris in Aries

Now that Mars has returned to Scorpio, where he will be traversing until August 2, the review of our long-term intentions we underwent so far is getting more complex as well as complicated. At first, we’ve felt empowered, which renewed our drive and spurred us into intensified activity. However, we soon had to realize that no matter how hard we tried or how much effort we invested, in the grander scheme of things it seems to amount to nothing, because we can’t control our specific set of circumstances in the same sense as we can’t control the weather. For instance, now that’s finally warm here, it’s so hot and humid that you would need to own a pool or be close to a body of water in order to be able to enjoy it. Yet public pools haven’t opened yet, because it is still very early in the season. Though in order to endure and survive this climate, we run our fans and air conditioners at full capacity. We’re flexible and adaptable that way, but our town or city counsel is not. In my place of work, we do everything in our power to manage the freight we own and get it out on the salesfloor, but we can’t stock anymore than what we have possibly space for; neither can we stop the flow or control the amount that’s coming in; although it is our head office’s objective to reduce the stock held in the backrooms of the stores. We have exhausted all of our options in dealing with replenishment services, category managers, buyers and orders for our store. It’s a lot like fighting windmills and it has gotten us nowhere. Meanwhile, new modulars are dropping seemingly all at once with no exit strategy in place or provided. This is the state of affairs at the Third Quarter Moon of the Taurus lunation cycle that happens in sync with the Venus-Vesta conjunction in Gemini with both bodies in square to Pallas in Pisces, which repeats the message that priorities, values, focus and causes are at cross-purpose, leaving us at a loss at how to get the upper hand in this situation (the mutable Grand Cross is approaching and there will be a second Full Moon in Sagittarius). Thus, this ‘crisis in consciousness’ is testing our idealism together with our dedication as we struggle to meet our objectives. With Uranus conjunct Eris in Aries though, our competitive spirit has been stirred up and we are determined to make progress no matter what it takes and won’t give up until we win.

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Tarot card of the day is the “Page of Cups”, representing some sort of beginning or renewal, which could herald a positive message we respond to in an emotional manner. Our intuition is sharp today and creative energy is trying to burst forth into our consciousness. Therefore, we need to be open to receive, express our emotions and let our heart lead the way. This card encourages us to take a fresh perspective on a difficult issue and to allow our creative Self to come to the fore so that a sense of freedom may reappear in our life.

Astro-Notes on May 21, 2016 – Sagittarius Full Moon

Daily Aspects:
– Mars Rx in Sagittarius semi-sextile Juno Rx in Scorpio, semi-square Pluto Rx in Capricorn and opposite Vesta in Gemini
– Ceres in Aries quincunx Jupiter in Virgo
– Vesta in Gemini quincunx Juno Rx in Scorpio and sesqui Pluto Rx in Capricorn
– Moon ingress to Sagittarius at 2:48 pm EDT
– Full Moon at 1:13 Sagittarius/Gemini at 5:14 pm EDT
– Sun in Gemini opposite Mars Rx in Sagittarius, quincunx Juno Rx in Scorpio and sesqui Pluto Rx in Capricorn

Only yesterday did the Sun make ingress to Gemini, a shift from fixed earth to mutable air that was preceded by Vesta’s into this sign on May 16 and corresponds to a period during which we seek to be more flexible and adaptable in the way we dedicate us to our causes or the things we hold sacred, thereby showing a more versatile, adjustable, easy-going and busy-body style of self-expression as well as different sides of our personality. So, the energy is still very ‘young’ and therefore the current situation or specific set of circumstances we’re dealing with is more challenging, because we need to get used to it first. Meanwhile, certain conditions have intensified as matters got more complicated as well as overpowering. We’re experiencing increasing tension with these conditions reaching a critical point, an acuteness really, due to the push exerted on us and the pressure we’re undergoing by the demands placed on us that leave a heavy toll on our nerves. Consequently, we could feel edgy, stressed out and even aggravated and as a result, conflicts could get out of hand quickly or blown out of proportion and we could overreact, especially when things don’t go our way and we got our hands full dealing with other issues or with multi-tasking, while trying to meet deadlines (Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s manhandling of a member of the opposition party is a good example).

Now, as the Taurus lunation cycle culminates in the Sagittarius Full Moon, the impulse that sounded forth at the time of the Sagittarius New Moon back in December 2015 will also come to fruition. Thus, ‘the symbolical battle between swords and torches’ (Sabian Symbol for the Taurus New Moon) has climaxed in ‘white-capped waves that display the power of wind over sea’ (Sabian Symbol for the Sagittarius Full Moon) – our emotions have been stirred up, the environment is ‘stormy’ and we’re in a state of turmoil or at least feel pretty agitated. However, the ‘foresighted use of natural resources in the summer’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Sagittarius New Moon from December 2015) has led to ‘filled stockings in the winter’ (Sabian Symbol for the Gemini Sun) – our preparedness for these tough times together with our concerted efforts to meet our objectives will be rewarded down the line; we will deliver one way or another, if we commit us to our shared values and common goals and keep our focus on managing, organizing and executing, while mobilizing and utilizing all resources we have to our disposal.

The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon at 1:13 Sag states:

“White-capped waves display the power of wind over sea. Keynote: The mobilization of unconscious energies under the pressure of superpersonal motives – SUBTILIZATION THROUGH RHYTHMIC INTENSITY.”

The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 1:13 Gem states:

“Santa Claus furtively filling stockings hanging in front of the fire place. Keynote: A rewarded faith in spiritual blessings – a state of INNOCENCE.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 211 and 90, respectively)

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Suggested by these symbolical pictures is that we have a choice in this matter in the way we respond to it and allow us to be motivated by it. Accordingly, we can use this influence as a stimulation to achieve our ends, instead of letting it bring us down and struggle with forces beyond our control. All we need to do is believing in ourselves, while relying on our resourcefulness and manageability.

Tarot card of the day is the “Wheel of Fortune” indicating that the wheel has turned and we’ve entered a new phase of the cycle. We must accept that things can always turn around; that what goes around comes around. However, in every crisis lies opportunity. It’s not a time to be complacent; instead we have to actively follow this path now and go with the flow.