Astro-Notes on June 29, 2014 – struggling with temptations

A trine from the Sun in Cancer to retrograde Neptune in Pisces shows that we met certain expectations or projections regarding our self-image and as a result feel nurtured and supported now that things are coming together and this allows us to sustain a vision again we had in the past. As Venus and Juno in Gemini connect with the Sun and retrograde Neptune via semi-sextile and square, respectively, reunions with important others we call family or can depend on are happening and we’re enjoying ourselves as well as others’ company, depending on how aware we are of our ideals and theirs and thus how well we get along and can adapt to the situation or fit the role we’re supposed to be playing in these dynamics. For instance, here in Canada we are having a long weekend, because we’re celebrating Canada Day. Personally, I have several things to take care of (amongst them shopping for gifts for my friend and her family where I will be vacationing in July) and although I have an additional day off from work with retrograde Saturn in Scorpio in quincunx aspect to Uranus in Aries, the opening hours of the stores and the reading I scheduled require from me to adjust my time and schedule accordingly. Per example, yesterday evening at the onset of this aspect configuration, I went on a long walk through my surroundings and upon entering as yet unfamiliar paths, the miles ahead of me seemed to stretch endlessly and I ended up with ‘hurt’ feet I had to soothe in a footbath once I returned home from my journey. At least I was able to sleep deeply throughout the fireworks (Vesta-Ceres). However, these walks are beneficial to my overall wellbeing, as well as calming and healing, especially after the ‘unpleasantness’ of dealing with demanding customers on those long weekends. Today, I ‘m not in the mood to do anything than just relaxing, but this of course is not an option with all the chores I have to attend to. The Moon made ingress to Leo early this morning at 4:42 am EDT, bringing forth a playful, dramatic, boisterous and selfish vibe. So, beware of the pitfalls of pride and ego-centricity – the shadow Self (the evil twin) is very prominent during these social setups when we tend to let loose and party extensively, while seeking freedom and liberation from the constraining conditions of everyday life.

Tarot card of the day is The Devil”, a card that comes with the message “I can untie the binds and set myself free”. We may in some way feel controlled by our environment or by our attitude and may therefore have a fear of taking our power back or of having to succumb to unwanted circumstances. It’s a day when we’re overly concerned with material security and when therefore money and material wellbeing are very important to us. The material world is highlighted and with it our darker emotions. A tendency toward negativity and pessimism could keep us addicted and enslaved to whatever issue we give control over us. Therefore, temptations of all kinds will abound.