The Daily Astro for March 15, 2012

The Moon enters Capricorn at 6:24 AM EDT

The Daily Astro for March 15, 2012

The Moon enters serious-minded Capricorn at 6:24 AM EDT today. It seems the clock’s ticking and it’s time to buckle down and get to work, although this evening, after 10:18 PM EDT, might be the best time to harness our passion and drive and actually get things done, with the Moon trine Mars. The Moon is also conjunct Pluto in Capricorn. At the very least, we’ll be intense about whatever we’re doing. The Mars/Node contact could mean that we need to take a look at the way we use our energy; since Mars is retrograde in Virgo, it might be time to ditch scattershot methods and streamline the way we work. We can also reconnect with men who were once important in our lives.

Sabian Symbol for today’s Sun: “A new moon that divides its influences.”
Kozminsky Symbol for today’s Sun: “A dowser, with a wand of hazel in his hands, finding water on barren lands .” The Keyword for the Sabian Symbol is “ Finesse” and for the Kozminsky Symbol it’s “Discovery ”.

Both Symbols relate to initiative and discovery and refer to nature and nature’s patterns. The dowser uses skills and intuition as he moves around the land seeking water in an otherwise arid environment; the new moon reminds us that things are in a constant state of flux and it’s up to us to look for ways to move in tune with the planetary rhythms. It also points to the need to take advantage of any opportunities in the flux and flow of life. Both Symbols stress the importance of being active and of making use of our talents and creative ideas, of taking the impetus and getting things started at the right time.

Born on March 15:
Eva Longoria, Mark McGrath, Bret Michaels, Terrence Trent D’Arby, Fabio, Larisa Grigoriyevna Pozharskaya (cosmonaut), Sly Stone, David Cronenberg, Mike Love, Phil Lesh, Judd Hirsch, Jimmy Swaggart, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Alan Bean (astronaut), Laurence Tisch, Richard Ellman, Lightnin’ (Sam) Hopkins, Joe E. Ross, George Brent, Lee Shubert, August Gregory, Andrew Jackson, Hadrian, RomanosII (Byzantine emperor), Shunzhi (Emperor of China), Caroline Herschel, Harold Ickes, Marjorie Merriweather Post, Renny Harlin, Will.i.am, Dee Snider, Ry Cooder.

Tarot Enhancer/Antidote: King of Pentacles/Lovers
So here’s the King of Pentacles, mirroring the sober Capricorn Moon energy of today, and then the Lovers shows up to reflect the Gemini emphasis on change, versatility and choice (early today, the Moon squares both Uranus and Mercury, ruler of Gemini, both in Aries). Can we be down-to-earth and playful at the same time? It’s time to make mature choices after having taken into account all the variables. Give and take is necessary, and a willingness to let go of rigid forms that no longer work. Partners and others we interact with may show us a new way to work with the tried-and-true. It’s like repurposing antique jewelry findings–those old chains and bead strands can live again once deconstructed and reassembled with modern bits and pieces.

 

–Valerie Sylvester, March 15, 2012–

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