The Daily Astro for April 13, 2012

The Moon enters Aquarius at 5:48 PM EDT today.

The Daily Astro for April 13, 2012

The day begins with a Third Quarter Moon in Capricorn (The Moon enters Aquarius at 5:48 PM EDT). There’s a jumble of intense aspects today, and Mars stations direct at 11:53 PM EDT. It’s still time to finish with the old but get revved up for the rush of the new. The Moon squares both the Sun and Saturn early in the day so we may wind up feeling a bit frustrated, blocked or let down in some way. Since Mars is highlighted, and the Sun is in Aries, be on the alert for Martian-style expressions (and explosions). Temper tantrums and other forms of anger and rage, impatience, a desire to rush through things, assertion of individuality and independence, a pioneering and/or “me first” attitude may emerge today. It’s probably a good idea to steer clear of volatile situations and people whose timers seem to be going off. “Stay cool” is the mantra for today. Work off that antsy energy productively–throw yourself into a project; retool your day-to-day routines. The Moon in Aquarius should help us detach emotionally so we can see things through a clearer lens.

Sabian Symbol for today’s Sun: “A double promise .”
Kozminsky Symbol for today’s Sun: “An old man with a scythe cutting down a field of nettles. ”
The Keyword for the Sabian Symbol is “Sensibility ” and for the Kozminsky Symbol it’s “Revealing ”.

The Kozminsky Symbol is very Kronos/Saturn-ian (old man has scythe, will travel). Saturn was one of the traditional rulers of Aquarius, though now is associated more with Capricorn. Note that today the Moon travels from Capricorn to Aquarius and there’s an emphasis on staying cool and centered, with a warning not to take things too personally. Saturn does what needs to be done–the scythe cuts through any kind of tangle (“nettles”)–it’s the agent of Karma. The Sabian Symbol underscores the idea that we have to look at things from many angles, see both sides, and to consider the outside (what things appear to be) and the inside (what’s going on that we don’t see–i.e., the Karma working its magic).
Born on April 13:
Thomas Jefferson, Seamus Heaney, Paul Sorvino, Gary Gasparov, Christopher Hitchens, Al Green, Lowell George (Little Feat), Lyle Waggoner, Don Adams, Howard Keel, Eudora Welty, Samuel Beckett, Max Weinberg, Jett Travolta, Harold Pruett (Outsiders), Amy Goodman, Louis Johnson (Brothers Johnson), Jimmy Destri (Blondie), Bill Conti, Rick Schroder, Tony Dow, Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane), Brian Pendleton (Pretty Things), Eve Graham (New Seekers), “Trixie” Scuba (Olympic figure skater), Peebo Bryson, Riff West (Molly Hatchett), Jim Pons (Mothers of Invention), Ray Loney (Flamin’ Groovies), Ron Perlman, Roberto Calvi, Jon Stone (co-creator, Sesame Street), Edward Fox, Lanford Wilson, Erich von Daniken, Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Stanley Donen, Jack T. Chick, George Lukacs, Guy Fawkes, Caroline Rhea, Antonio Meucci, Louis Phillip II, Duke of Orleans, Thomas Percy, Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madalyn Murray O’Hare, Harold Stassen, James Ensor, Frank Woolworth, Lord North, Catherin de’ Medici, Alfred Mosher Butts (architect and Scrabble inventor), Werner Voss, Arthur Travers “Bomber” Harris

Tarot Enhancer/Antidote: 5 of Pentacles/ 4 of Wands
This combo: “Karma comes to Your House”. Check the astrology and Symbols sections above. The 5 of Pentacles and the 4 of Wands show an absence of motion, a certain paralysis setting in–definitely a time of “reaping”, and if you don’t like what you’re seeing, you need to take a serious look at why you are where you are. The 5 of Pentacles shows there’s a tendency to work against the self, an undermining through wrong values, a loss of faith, of being our own worst enemy. The 4 of Wands shows how this energy manifests and shows us that we need to recoup, to find a safe place to marshal our forces to get ready for action again, to regain our confidence (this card is related to Jupiter in Aries), to make big bold plans and expand our base of operations. But if we’re still in the 5 of Pentacles, not seeing the possibilities or our own inner light, being ashamed of things we’ve done, hanging on too tightly to what seems to be material reality, we hobble ourselves spiritually and won’t be able to make the leap to the next level. Both cards show that we need a “base of operations” but there may be some karmic debris we have to work through (note the Scythe Man in the Kozminsky Symbols) before we begin to understand the patterns of our lives.

–Valerie Sylvester, April 13, 2012–

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