Astro-Notes on July 5, 2013 – being clear on priorities

The Sun in Cancer’s trine to retrograde Chiron in Pisces with both planetary bodies in connection to my natal Ceres in

house 5 indicated that I would slip into the role of the healer this morning and I did indeed shine a light on a wounding issue that had come full circle and needs to be dealt with in this person’s life I met today. However, the same principle was also operative in my life as I supported myself or my growth in this regard and thus also my life’s path and purpose. And as I turned my cell phone on (since my home phone is still not working and needs to be replaced – it’s just that during the Mercury retrograde we didn’t have those cheap, simple phones in stock) in case they would need me at work, I truly left my ‘cave’ or self-made prison behind. With Venus in Leo in semi-square aspect to Mars in Gemini on which she followed up with a quincunx to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn, and retrograde Mercury in Cancer in sesqui-quadrate aspect to retrograde Neptune in Pisces, I had a session with a new client, for which I wanted to prepare mentally (especially since I had canceled on her the first time and worked on other texts/charts in the meantime – thus, my memory needed some refreshing), but then all my good intentions fell by the wayside as I started cleaning up (my apartment was more of a mess than thought). Yes, I gave in to my compulsions (my natal Pluto is in Virgo, the sign of cleanliness or purity) – cleaning was certainly NOT the number 1 priority (Venus in Leo) in this case, but once I saw the end result of my efforts, it made me feel better. Mars in Gemini accentuated by a stressful aspect from Venus also pressured me into doing a lot of the talking. But then, I had expected this after my analysis of the chart. Therefore, we could only touch on THE major issue/problem that was affecting her currently. The Mercury-Neptune aspect suggests that much has been left unsaid, which hopefully will be revealed next time. I did actually fill 3 pages with notes prior to the consultation and I was so curious to hear her story! Yet, a single session is never enough to cover all those topics and experiences. Meanwhile, I responded to my mail, but I’m still not through everything that arrived in my inbox. It keeps amazing me how I seem to never catch up – courtesy of my Mars-Saturn opposition and my 4th house Mercury’s (chart ruler) square to Mars/ASC/DSC/Vesta and Uranus-Pluto – I don’t even work full time! And when I think of the plans or vision I have for my life, I have to seriously question or even doubt my capability (Mercury-Neptune). So, will I be able to deliver and fulfill my dreams? I already reached the point where I was ready to give up on all my writings and just go outside for a bit since I didn’t feel inspired. What I decided though was to just write this post differently.

Tarot card of the day is the “2 of Pentacles”, advising us to strike a balance. This card comes with the message of unification as well as of recognizing choices and alternatives. It is important to think before we act, to be clear on our priorities and also on where we want to invest our time and energy. We need to maintain the harmony, be patient and cope with the demands in order to get on top of daily affairs. However, we could be feeling in high spirits and do something we enjoy.

Reflections on June 22nd, 2010 – break the cycle

A semi-sextile between Venus in Leo and Vesta in Virgo indicated an adjustment regarding issues we felt confident about until our role in the scheme of things has been diminished and our dedication to the cause devalued by those who are trapped in the past in a continuous ritual of self-serving patterns, suggested by the Cancer Sun’s trine to Chiron Rx in Pisces.   

Criminal investigators are examining allegations that Afghan security firms have been extorting as much as $4 million a week from contractors paid with U.S. tax dollars and then funneling the spoils to warlords and the Taliban. If the allegations are true, the U.S. would be unintentionally financing the enemy and undermining international efforts to stabilize the country. – These bribes are doing a disservice to the cause as they end up in the wrong hands. Though apparently they have to pay for safe passage to ensure their supply. A thorough analysis is necessary (Venus-Vesta) to find a more effective way of doing this in order to break this cycle (Sun-Chiron Rx).

A headline by the Washington Post read: Despite Spill, Deepwater Drilling is here to stay – according to their analysis it’s a question of demand and supply with the prognosis that within 5 years global deep-water production is expected to rise by two-thirds – It will for sure if we keep depending on oil, but why don’t we look into alternatives? Here too, a thorough analysis is necessary to envision a more environmental-friendly and less toxic, destructive way of life in order to break the cycle, especially in consideration of these news:

A federal judge Tuesday ruled against the Obama administration’s six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling in the wake of the BP oil spill. The White House, which had hoped the ban would provide time to ensure other wells are operating safely, immediately said it would appeal. – Obviously, somebody received a bribe in this case and sold his soul for money (Venus-Vesta). Time to break this cycle too (Sun-Chiron Rx).

Tarot card of the day was “The Hermit reversed”, suggesting refusal of counsel or assistance, immaturity, isolation from others, a negative resistance towards help. Groundless suspicions about the motives of others. Imprudent actions or decisions. The continuation of bad habits or unproductive lifestyles. Foolish obstinacy. The reliance on one’s own resources, which are inadequate.

Things weren’t moving very well for me either. Although Venus in Leo trined my natal Mercury in Sagittarius in house 4, Vesta in Virgo squared it. Writing is difficult with this low energy level that hinders me from concentrating on the subject matter. The rain and the subsequent humidity didn’t make it any better. Neither was the call to my mother-in-law that was overdue very uplifting. It’s somewhat uncomfortable to have a conversation with someone who talks down to you. After that was it even tougher to focus on the text. So, I decided to finally finish up that sock I’ve been knitting, but then I had to redo it TWICE, because my mind didn’t really come to grasp with the pattern anymore. At night, when J came home, I was in a miserable mood and couldn’t stop nit-picking. 😦