The Daily Astro for March 23, 2012

The Daily Astro for March 23, 2012

The Moon remains in Aries today and squares Pluto in Capricorn, so we may feel that something’s incredibly urgent or even breathtakingly essential for our long-term survival. With Mercury backing up into Pisces and Venus and Uranus making a jittery contact, this could be one of those “lost in the ozone” days where people are so busy with their own needs that they don’t notice what’s going on around them. There’s also a bit of the “porcupine backed into a corner” fee here, too. Remember to be alert to avoid accidents of all kinds. Relationships may be full of surprises, or may shock us out of fog–don’t be surprised if unreliable people turn out to be, well, unreliable.

Sabian Symbol for today’s Sun: “Two lovers strolling through a secluded walk .”
Kozminsky Symbol for today’s Sun: “A mailed hand holding a dagger with a bent point.” The Keyword for the Sabian Symbol is “Enjoyment” and for the Kozminsky Symbol it’s “Misconception”.

These two Symbols seem to be connected through the idea of “awareness”. The lovers, wrapped up in each other, are able to shut out the outside world and focus on each other. They’re in their own world for now, a sort of closed circuit. The mailed (chain mail) hand with dagger shows someone enclosed in protective garb to keep him safe from the outside world. He’s attempting to ward off something with a blunted dagger, indicating the time may not be right to take action or that further reflection is necessary before commencing action, as the tools are not yet “at hand”.

Born on March 23:
Margarte of Anjon, William Kydd (Pirate), John Bartram, Fannie Farmer (actress and candy namesake), Juan Gris, Amanda Plummer, Catherine Keener, Richard Grieco, Keri Russell, Perez Hilton, Michelle Monaghan, Hope Davis, Bette Nesmith Graham, Roger Bannister (1st 4-minute mile), Monique van Vooren, Philip Zimbardo, Rick Ocasek, Chaka Khan, Dane Rudhyar, Erich Fromm, Jan H. de Groot (Dutch Resistance), Joan Crawford, Akira Kurosawa, Werner von Braun, John Wayne Bobbitt, Marty Allen, Mark Rydell, Damon Albarn (Blur), Ron Jaworski.

Tarot Enhancer/Antidote: Wheel of Fortune/ 5 of Wands
It’s time to fight a few of your very own personal demons. The Wheel says we’re taken to a place of understanding, that we are where we need to be right now to move to another level of understanding . The 5 of Wands brings in a little conflict to get the adrenalin pumping. The Sun and Moon are both in Aries now, so it’s a good time to take a look at our issues with aggression, action, and how to initiate. The Venus-Uranus aspect tells us we may feel blocked by unexpected events or tension-filled interactions with others (also see the Kozminsky Symbol featuring a bent dagger). It’s all new, and new is sometimes scary. It may feel like we’re being tested, but it’s really just a speedbump on the road, a hurdle to be overcome.

–Valerie Sylvester, March 23, 2012–The Sun and Moon are in Aries today.

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