The Daily Astro for February 22, 2012
We’re feeling the aftereffects of the New Moon in Pisces so our minds and internal clocks may be set in “dreamtime” mode early in the day, but some jarring aspects (Moon opposite Mars, a Mars/Saturn aspect, plus Venus in stress aspect to Mars), can mean we’re too quick to take offense or notice deficiencies where there are none, or to amplify small faults to major proportions due to defensive reactions. Try and communicate clearly and without histrionics for the best results, as these aspects can test our patience and our willingness to adjust/give the benefit of the doubt in all of our relationships.
Sabian Symbol for today’s Sun: “ Heavy traffic on a narrow isthmus.”
Kozminsky Symbol for today’s Sun: “ A lighthouse built on rocks in the midst of an angry sea. Over the sky is a rainbow.”
Both Symbols feature highlight somewhat uncomfortable situations. In the Sabian Symbol, too many people are crowding into a small area that is not meant to hold the crush of vehicle, and in the Kozminsky Symbol, a lighthouse “holds the fort” and guides travelers in the midst of a storm. Both tell us to use our inner compass (water imagery, lighthouse, rainbow) to sail through a turbulent period. Right now we may feel that we are being bombarded by outside interference or forces, but we need to remember “No (wo)/man is an island” and that we have to work with others to unjam bottlenecks or prepare and defend ourselves from storms (inner and outer)!
The Sabian Symbol keyword is “Convergence” and the Kozminsky Symbol keyword is “Mistrust”.
Born on February 22:
George Washington, Edward Gorey, Jean-Bedel Bokassa (dictator), Charles O Finley (Oakland A’s), “Chico” Marx, Marguerie Clark (voice of Snow White), James Russell Lowell, Luis Bunuel, Arthur Schopenhauer, James Hong, Robert Baden-Powell, Frederic Chopin, William I (German Emperor), Rembrant Peale, Ismael Reed, David Dubinsky, Charles VII (France), Anthony Van Dyck, Hugo Ball, Sean O’Faolain, Dan Millman, Oliver (“Good Morning Starshine” dude), Jonathan Demme, Edward Kennedy, Marni Nixon, Bud Yorkin, Don Pardo, Jane Bowles, John Mills, Robert Young (“Father Knows Best”), Drew Barrymore, Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon), Jayson Williams (NJ Nets), Jeri Ryan (7 of 9), Steve Irwin, Kyle MacLachlan, Bill Frist, Miou-Miou, Julius Erving.
Tarot Enhancer/Antidote: 7 of Wands/7 of Swords
Today may be a good day to use the power of our mind to analyze and solve a situation we’ve been confronting for some time. We may feel isolated at times, or not trust our instincts, or it may seem that others are standing in our way (see the Sabian and Kozminsky Symbols). Keeping our cool and being rational works better than flying into a rage or trying to manipulate others. Be diplomatic, considerate and tactful–that’s the best strategy today.