Astro-Notes on March 19, 2015

Daily aspects:
– Sun in Pisces sesqui Jupiter Rx in Leo
– Mercury in Pisces quincunx NN in Libra/semi-sextile SN in Aries and semi-square Ceres in Capricorn
– Venus in Taurus semi-square Chiron in Pisces
– Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn

It is important today and also in regard to our future prospects that we don’t forget our personal principles and mission or we might end up shooting ourselves in the foot. Only we know what’s good for us and what we need to feel happy, safe and nurtured. Therefore, we have to evaluate the situation accordingly, work on the achievement of our goals and do what is necessary and required in this regard. Although we might still be struggling to get back into our routines, this shall pass too. We will get there eventually. Things don’t need to be perfect. As long as we keep our focus on the bottom line and tackle one step or project at a time, we’ll be getting somewhere. Our outlook will be brighter soon.
Yep, one day until spring, but winter is hanging on here. We’re experiencing another cold spill and will most likely see some snow on the weekend.

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.

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Astro-Notes on August 14, 2014

Daily aspects:
– Venus in Leo semi-sextile Juno in Cancer
– Mars in Scorpio sextile Pluto Rx in Capricorn

We adjust our personal priorities to support others who depend on our help by taking advantage of an opportunity to join forces under circumstances where we need to empower and hold each other so that we can achieve our common goal. Drawing from a reservoir of inner strength, we master these affairs together step-by-step and with competence.

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 March 20 & 21, 2014 – Spring Equinox

A semi-sextile between Venus in Aquarius and Pluto in Capricorn shows a value adjustment we had to make concerning our social circle or group purpose or even a situation where we took the liberty to do changes and this could have been met with disapproval. In any case, we have to draw from our resources and manage as good as we can to be able to master these circumstances. The Sun’s ingress to Aries at 12:57 pm EDT marked the Vernal Equinox and the beginning of spring here in the Northern Hemisphere. Day and night are of equal length today, poised and balanced, but about to tip over on the side of the light. This is reversed in the Southern Hemisphere, where now autumn begins. All solar festivals are quarter days in the wheel of the year that start a new season and are therefore relevant for the duration of it. However, the spring equinox can have influence over the entire year by revealing the trends that will ‘shoot up’ like the germs that pierce the harsh crust of the soil at this time of the year. The festival itself is sacred to dawn, the east, the morning star and to youth. Eostre (from whose name the direction East and the holiday Easter is derived) is a dawn goddess of the Saxons, like Aurora and Eos. Just as the dawn is the time of new light, so is the vernal equinox the time of new life. Holidays in March are dedicated to all the great fertility goddesses, who show themselves in the blossoms, the leaves on the trees, the sprouting of the crops, the mating of birds and the birth of young animals. In the agricultural cycle, it is time for planting. We are assured that life will continue. Consequently, the Sun’s transit through Aries corresponds to a time of emergence, “birth”, new beginnings and strong self-expression, when we feel the urge to initiate action on our behalf, to pioneer things and to conquer unchartered territories; when self-determination, impatience and willfulness are on the rise and when we are courageous, fierce and impulsive, even daring, as we’re pushing forward. During this period will we be strongly inclined to express our animus or the yang principle and thus show a tendency to act from an instinctual and primal level. However, with Aries’ ruler Mars in retrograde motion in Libra, actions will require to take others into consideration, intentions have to be reassessed and initiatives re-evaluated before we can make our moves. The Aries’ Sun instant quincunx to retrograde Ceres in Scorpio requires a review of shared values and resources in matters of support and which concern the maternal principle. For instance, at the start of this new season we’ve been drawn right back into winter and all this implies physically and psychologically.

Tarot card of the day is “Death”, marking an ending and the completion of a chapter or the concluding of unfinished business. We have a chance to put the past behind as we’re going through that which cannot be avoided, while accepting the inevitable and riding our fate.

Personal Note: I was running out of time and couldn’t post this blog anymore before I left for our manifestation workshop, where we created a vision board for the new astrological year ahead in a small circle. Even the kids wanted to participate and had lots of fun. It’s always amazing to see how the creative spirit is pouring out of them. So, this was the astro-weather for yesterday. Although it wasn’t an easy day and most of us might really have felt left to our own or ‘out in the cold’ (the harshness of a never-ending, brutal winter), the day ended on a joyful note as we were surrounded by people that do really matter and provide us with a sense of family or home (“Death” as Tarot card of the day).

Aries ingress 2014

Today now, the Moon will make ingress to Sagittarius at 11:38 am EDT, which could be elevating our mood and as a consequence, we might feel more optimistic as well as enthusiastic, especially if are able to let go off old grudges and just look at the bright side. A semi-sextile between Venus in Aquarius and Chiron in Pisces shows that our evaluation of our social purpose complements the wounding and healing principle and this is inspiring us to end a situation of uncertainty and victimization by not allowing it to affect our self-worth and sense of wellbeing.

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 September 22, 2013 – Fall Equinox

A semi-square from Mercury in Libra to Vesta in Virgo urges us to invest our energy efficiently as we commit us to our routines and dedicate us to chores and work as yet unapproached, especially what the arranging of schedules, appointments and meetings concerns. The Sun’s ingress to Libra, which marks the Autumnal Equinox here in the Northern Hemisphere, will happen at 4:44 pm EDT this afternoon. His crossing over the intersection point of the Celestial Equator and the Ecliptic in the West and change from North to South Declination corresponds to a time of transition and gear change. Day and night are of equal length once again with the nights growing longer and the days shorter from now on (for us here in the Northern Hemisphere). Summer has ended, nature is beginning to batten down, darkness is increasing and it’s getting colder. 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 our balance and bringing harmony to key life projects and relationships is beginning, during which we seek self-realization through cooperation and accommodation, while refining our personality and life quality. Happy Mabon! 🙂

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 September 5 and 6, 2013 – Virgo New Moon

A sesqui-quadrate between Pallas in Cancer and retrograde Chiron in Pisces stresses the need to review and reflect on a wound we seem not be able to heal with our traditional and familiar approach or politics we used in the past. Therefore, at the event of the Virgo New Moon at 7:36 am EDT this morning, we can plant new intentions, which concern our effectiveness and efficiency as well as the betterment of our lot and also try out improved techniques or methodologies, especially with the lunation’s ruler Mercury also in Virgo, one of his home signs. Ceres in Virgo’s opposition to retrograde Neptune in Pisces brings a reality check on many counts that asks for reason and common sense as we sort, sift and wade through unresolved issues, unmet expectations and unfulfilled longings, dreams or visions, while confronting a growing sense of disillusionment, lowered or false ideals and less support in an atmosphere of ignorance and unresponsiveness. Awareness of our errors, misgivings or misguidance and failures inspires insightfulness that prompts fixing and correcting. There is no avoiding of certain necessities any longer. Damage-control is in order. We have to save and rescue and spare us from more grief and suffering. Consequently, Mercury in Virgo’s semi-square to the North Node in Scorpio (sesqui-quadrate South Node in Taurus) together with retrograde Pluto in Capricorn’s dynamic and flowing aspect to the nodal axis (sextile NN in Scorpio/trine SN in Taurus) pressure us to figure out what we can do to influence our future prospects in such a way that keeps us from repeating past mistakes now that we have the opportunity to evolve and use our shared resources in our mutual interest, thus putting the past behind us by constructively utilizing our powers and relying on our accumulated experiences.

The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 13:04 Virgo states:
“An aristocratic family tree. Keynote: A deep reliance upon the ancestral roots of individual character – ROOT POWER.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Page 159)

Virgo New Moon 2013

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.

Today, September 6, the Moon will make ingress to Libra at 3:12 pm EDT, shifting our mood from critical and somber to peaceful and balanced and making us seek out cooperation and agreements.

Tarot card of the day is the “8 of Swords”, suggesting that we need to look at a difficult situation from a new angle and with a different perspective. Because our thinking is limited and we’re struggling to see a way out of our dilemma, it is imperative that we open our eyes to the options that lay in front of us. There are choices available, but in order to recognize them, we have to get into the right mindset first.

Astro-Notes on October 31, 2012 – continuing efforts

Prior to her station at 3:43 Cancer at 11:47 am EDT will Ceres receive a square from Venus in Libra, which is challenging our traditional ways of nurturing due to problems we have to overcome in our familiar environment where we have to assess our interactions with others together with needs for balance and harmony, thereby evaluating our worth or worthiness based on the appreciation and cooperation we receive. Ceres will be in retrograde motion until February 4, 2013, and trace back her steps to 19:44 Gemini, which corresponds to a period of reviewing the maternal principle as it affects our sense of belonging, of home and family and how we feel cared for, protected, supported and nurtured, inclusive our eating habits or diet, during her transit of Cancer, whereas in Gemini it is the support of or our dependence on our surroundings, connections, means of transportation and thought process, plans and schedule we have to introspect. This is followed by the Moon’s ingress to Gemini and instant square to retrograde Neptune in Pisces at 2:40 pm EDT, bringing a phase of general mobilization accompanied by feelings of busyness during which we could at first feel overwhelmed or helpless and disoriented. The Sun in Scorpio’s sesqui-quadrate to retrograde Pallas in Pisces stresses the use of emotional intelligence in order to create the trust in our person we long for to portray so that we can focus on our shared interests and common vision.

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.

In the news: A massive clean-up effort is underway in the U.S. after the ‘monster’ storm for which U.S. president Obama canceled his campaigning schedule to be able to visit victims of the disaster. 

Personal Notes: A massive renovation and clean-up effort seems to be underway in this building here too. My landlord has been working on the unfinished apartment since 8 am in the morning. I don’t expect him to adjust my work schedule, but it’s just another example of how much consideration is coming my way. Luckily, I went to bed early and got up after 7 am already. Not that it really matters anymore – I made up my mind what this “home” concerns.

Astro-Notes on May 23, 2012 – plugging along

The Moon made ingress to Cancer at 7:31 am EDT, setting the mood toward caring, bonding and supporting.

As Mercury in Taurus opposes retrograde Juno in Scorpio, we encounter conflicts in our interaction with others that could touch a nerve as they re-intensify relationship issues we’ve been dealing with repeatedly, which requires from us to think deeper and more profoundly about the complexity of these issues and the power dynamics involved. With the Sun in Gemini engaged in a square to Neptune in Pisces, we’re challenged to be aware how we express and represent ourselves in this matter in order to overcome any self-undoing or misgivings or wrong expectations on our part.

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.