– Vesta in Capricorn square nodal axis, quincunx Juno Rx in Leo and semi-square Saturn in Sagittarius
– Moon ingress to Gemini at 12:08 pm EST
– Mars in Aquarius opposite Jupiter Rx in Leo and sextile Eris Rx in Aries
– Venus in Capricorn semi-square Chiron in Pisces
We stand on a cross-roads commitment-wise as we enter this New Year that forces us to confront our personal options and beliefs, which are under review, in order to be able to move on from the past and thus, from reacting impulsively, impatiently and even angrily, thereby burning off our energy quickly and allowing ourselves to be stressed out or overcome by frustration and negativity. If we want to achieve our goals, we have to do things differently and this requires that we set our intentions accordingly, focusing on success and progress rather than struggling with chaos, disorganization and disruptions. We have to understand that these are part of life and that we cannot control our circumstances, but we can master them by devoting us toward a constructive and well-managed use of our energy and also by holding ourselves to high standards. By taking advantage of certain trends in a group situation or other special circumstance, we can demonstrate mindfulness and leadership and be proactive at the same time and this is what really counts, especially in regard to how suitable we are for a role or position we’re holding or aspiring toward in our competitive world. For instance, I had to rise to the occasion at work and supervise some of my co-workers in a coordinated effort to put our store back together and get our merchandise out. Although I couldn’t accomplish everything I wanted to do, we worked together very well, trying to do our best. It was also my intention to write this blog post before I had to leave for a late shift at work, I just couldn’t achieve that goal due to personal responsibilities and happenings, which prevented me from writing in addition to a lack of time. Unsurprisingly, I drew this rather discouraging card (and it has meaning for the entire year!!!!).
Tarot card of the day was the “5 of Cups”, a card that is associated with loss, suffering and sadness. There is a lack of attainment or non-fulfillment of expected results. Thus, today is a day of emotional up and downs when we could feel disappointed, cry over spilled milk or letting go of a hope. We might be feeling regret, only seeing the negative in a situation and generally have a pessimistic outlook on things. The more important is it to focus on our higher potential and the things are still left for us to work with. Forgiveness and the ability to recover are necessary.
However, I couldn’t reach my mother and my old aunt was too sick to be able to talk to me (I usually call them on the 1st day of the new year to wish them a happy new year), which together with a certain lack of attainment, corresponds to the message of this card. Not to mention that I noticed many tragic events in the news. Therefore, for many people this has been a rather sad start as we’re closer to a Full Moon than to a new cycle, which actually began at the time of the Winter Solstice and Capricorn New Moon. Moreover, last year’s card was the Ace of Cups and this proceeding from the Ace to the Five shows the change in the relationship area that’s hanging over our heads after we started over and renewed our relationships or got involved in new relationships in 2014.
Today now, we had to make adjustments that concerned our causes and priorities based on relationship dynamics (mostly reconnections for myself – Moon in Gemini is a talkative phase) and interactions with others, which required these ‘sacrifices’. It was and is critical to show compassion and to try to put ourselves in the other’s shoes and also to acknowledge the value of these relationships or friendships, to validate and appreciate these important others as well as their contributions to our own happiness, even if that comes at the expense of our time. Our integrity and competence is growing with every single commitment we take seriously and with every single step we take in the right direction.
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.
In the news: Obama authorizes more sanctions against North Korea