Astro-Notes on November 3, 2017 – Full Moon in Taurus

Daily Aspects:
– Saturn in Sagittarius square Chiron Rx in Pisces
– Venus in Libra qx Chiron Rx in Pisces, sextile Saturn in Sagittarius and opposite Uranus Rx in Aries
– Moon ingress to Taurus at 2:46 am PDT
– Sun in Scorpio trine Neptune Rx in Pisces
– Full Moon at 11:58 Taurus/Scorpio at 10:22 pm PDT

This Full Moon highlights the axis of desire and matters pertaining to personal values and resources versus shared values and resources, emotional security versus social security and attachments versus surrender are coming to a head.

Venus, the ruler over the Taurus Full Moon, activates the Saturn-Chiron square with dynamic aspects and then opposes Uranus, indicating that we’re presented with an opportunity to gain more stability, control or structure in a situation that has left us wanting, ‘hurting’ and struggling for a long time.
Finally, there’s a breakthrough, but it could cause us some inner turmoil, because we might feel conflicted about making a choice if we have to go back and forth over the issue. Consequently, we might be wavering and vacillating, uncertain how to proceed, especially if the terms don’t agree with us or if our values aren’t met and we would have to settle for less.

Therefore, the change or commitment is also a compromise. It might even require from us to take sides or switch parties or affiliations. We could really feel divided about it all. However, with the Scorpio Sun in trine to Neptune, we have to realize that nothing is permanent. Things change all the time; nothing lasts forever. In the end it is our life and we don’t owe our loyalty or have to justify our choices to anyone. We are free to make choices or changes anytime if the conditions don’t suit us any longer or if better options come our way. That’s the power we have.

As the Libra lunation cycle culminates in the Taurus Full Moon, the impulse that sounded forth at the time of the Taurus New Moon back on April 26 will also come to fruition. In the symbolical language of the Sabians the story unfolds like this: ‘The airplane flying high in the sky’ (Sabian Symbol for Libra New Moon) is replaced by ‘a window-shopping young couple’ (Sabian Symbol for the Taurus Full Moon) – what was at the beginning far out of our reach is now within our grasp. ‘The woman of Samaria at the ancestral well’ (Sabian Symbol for the Taurus NM of April 26), the social outcast is now ‘attending an official embassy ball’ (Sabian Symbol for the Scorpio Sun) or in other words – invited to participate in the cultural interchanges on a ‘higher level’.

The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon at 11:58 Taurus states:

“A young couple window-shopping. Keynote: The fascination of the youthful ego with the products of its culture – SOCIALIZATION OF DESIRES.”

The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 11:58 Scorpio states:

“An official embassy ball. Keynote: Group consciousness as it flowers at the highest level in cultural interchanges between representatives of the elite of the ruling class – ritualized DISPLAY of power, prestige and wealth.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 78 and 198-199, respectively)

Suggested by these statements is that our wishes or longings can come true if we accept the ‘offering’. We’ve been granted ‘entrance’ to the ‘larger halls of society’ and it’s up to us to make the best of it.

Taurus FM 2017

 

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 us as we’re going through that which cannot be avoided, while accepting the inevitable and riding our fate. It symbolises the death of a situation in our lives. Death comes in many shapes and forms and throughout our life we go through many little deaths. Every transition involves a death before the rebirth process.

Astro-Notes on March 30, 2015

Daily aspects:
– Mars in Aries trine Pallas in Sagittarius
– Venus in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn and semi-sextile Uranus in Aries
– Mercury in Pisces sextile Ceres in Capricorn, square Pallas in Sagittarius, semi-sextile Mars in Aries and ingress to Aries at 9:43 pm EDT (until April 14)
– Pallas in Sagittarius semi-sextile Ceres in Capricorn
– Vesta in Pisces semi-square Uranus in Aries
– Sun conjunct SN in Aries/opposite NN in Libra

Now that we succeeded with our approach, we feel more accomplished as well as prepared to take the next steps toward the realization of our plans. However, we could have too much on our plate and therefore need to keep moving, tackling one thing at a time and believing that we will eventually get there if we apply the necessary effort and diligence, while coordinating our activities in a way that allows us to meet our objectives. As the Sun shines a light on patterns and actions of the past, we have to confront our future prospects and weigh our options in this regard so that we can reach agreements or make arrangements, which help us on our path. A period starts during which we focus on living, competing and surviving, while thinking about new beginnings and initiatives. Moreover, we will enact plans and agendas and initiate contacts and conversations, thereby communicating our intentions and will with directness and courage.
Meanwhile, the spring storms are here, pounding us with the ferocious force of a beast and bringing snow and rain.

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.

Astro-Notes on February 28, 2015

Daily aspects:
– Sun in Pisces quincunx NN in Libra/semi-sextile SN in Aries
– Ceres in Capricorn semi-square Saturn in Sagittarius
– Jupiter Rx in Leo trine Uranus in Aries

There have been some developments these last few days, which led up to this critical point where there’s no escape from or no avoidance of the issue any longer. We know that circumstances have changed for us drastically and as a result we too are changing. There’s no turning back – some things cannot be undone. This has been coming for a long time and we have no choice but to live with it, whether we accept it or not. Instead, we adjust our life and purpose accordingly and arrange for our future prospects in such a way that allows us to end our struggle, while letting go off the past.

In the news: This February has been the coldest on record (as within so without)

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.

Astro-Notes on May 23, 2014 – overgrowth

As the square between retrograde Ceres in Libra and Jupiter

in Cancer perfects, past convictions and beliefs have to be overcome if we want to maintain the rapport and support we’ve been getting so far. Therefore, even if the latest developments go against the grain and it is all too much we’re supposed to juggle, while being forced to deviate from our traditional rituals and customs, the conditions are not as bad as we fear and thus, there’s no need to overreact. We just need to understand that fretting about it won’t help. Something’s gotta give. With Mercury entering his shadow phase, issues are coming up now will be reviewed during Mercury’s retrograde phase. After the Moon’s ingress to Aries at 12:01 pm EDT will we feel more animated as well as determined and ready to conquer, doing what needs to be done.

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.

In the news: http://news.ca.msn.com/canada/weight-loss-surgeries-leap-in-canada-study-says-4 (a drastic way to deal with overweight – Ceres, who is associated with nutrition, in the sign of Libra = a balanced diet, keeping things in proportion – square Jupiter in Cancer = overgrowth/overweight – the symbolical figure of Death holding a sickle = surgery)

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 February 4, 2014 – bringing things to conclusion

With Mars in Libra engaged in a tense semi-square aspect to

retrograde Pallas in Virgo it is critical to remain focused on the details, and if necessary, keep fixing, counting and correcting until we get it right, to make sure that everything functions and works smoothly. Meanwhile, the Jupiter (retrograde in Cancer) – Chiron (in Pisces) trine has been helping us with our quest and depending on which end we were seeking, and thus which image we have been cultivating (victim, perpetrator, martyr or redeemer), this has resulted in growth, from which healing may ensue, or in more wounding or suffering. Juno in Pisces’ sesqui-quadrate to the North Node in Scorpio (semi-square South Node in Taurus) urges us to get our ‘stuff’ together – it doesn’t have to be perfect or done all at once – just covering as much ‘ground’ as we can under the circumstances so that we can bring things to their conclusion eventually.

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.

Astro-Notes on May 17, 2013 – riding our fate

The Moon will be in Leo all day, dramatizing our feeling life as she’s approaching her waxing square to the Taurus Sun and thus

about to mark the First Quarter Moon phase in the Taurus lunation cycle, which will be perfect at 00:34 am EDT tomorrow. This crisis in action is intensified by Juno in Aquarius’ position at the apex of a t-square to the nodal axis, representing a turning-point in regard to a changed or changing relationship situation that is affecting our life’s direction, where we have to make a choice, because we can’t continue in the same old patterns we’re used to, though haven’t made progress influencing our future prospects yet (in the sense of gaining some influence or control in this matter). Although we’re definitely “aware of the spiritual forces at work” (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Taurus New Moon/Solar Eclipse), we don’t feel necessarily “blessed” by our personal experiences. Therefore, we have to build up gratitude for all the good things coming our way and remain confident as well as centered within ourselves to be able to persevere on our path and have trust in the future. Sometimes, things are just more complicated and complex than we’d have expected or anticipated and not as simple as we would prefer.

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.  

In the news: Senator Mike Duffy resigns from Tory caucus (Scorpio – personal power) amid controversy (Juno in Aquarius) over living expenses (Taurus). – Tens of thousands of ultra-orthodox Jews in Jerusalem (Taurus) have protested (Juno in Aquarius) over forced military service (Scorpio – power plays).

HAPPY 3. BIRTHDAY TO MY FAVORITE LITTLE MAN IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD – DYLAN RHODES NERI. LOVE YOU!