The Daily Astro for April 25, 2012

The Moon remains in Gemini today.

The Moon remains in Gemini today.

The Daily Astro for April 25, 2012

The currents today remind me of the beginning of this clip from “It Happened One Night”:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li8NDby2iz4&feature=relmfu
A glib traveling salesman type is a bit too aggressive with a line of provocative patter directed at runaway heiress Claudette Colbert until a glowering Clark Gable stops him in his tracks. With the Moon still in Gemini and Mercury (the ruling planet of Gemini) squaring Pluto in Capricorn, we might want to watch our words so they’re not invested with threat or filled with hidden innuendo. We might be a bit too competitive, or say more than we should, or invest small exchanges with far too much intensity. A little later, though, the Moon trines Saturn in Libra and makes us toe the line (like Clark Gable on the bus!) and we’re ready to hit the road once again until the Moon enters Cancer (1:42 AM Thursday) and makes us more inclined to stay happily at home.

Sabian Symbol for today’s Sun: “ A bridge being built across a gorge.”
Kozminsky Symbol for today’s Sun: “ A judge in his robes of office handing a book to a student, who is stretching out his hands to receive it. ”
The Keyword for the Sabian Symbol is “Channelship” and for the Kozminsky Symbol it’s “Illumination”.

Both of these Symbols reflect the idea of “bridging the gap” and of transmitting something from one side to the other. The Sabian Symbol shows a bridge being built to afford access to something that would otherwise be inaccessible, and brings forth the idea that if there’s a problem, there’s a solution. The Kozminsky Symbol brings in the idea of channeling knowledge from someone experienced (the judge) to a neophyte (the student), who will use the information to move forward in life. What may seem like a huge chasm now will later be seen as a learning experience, a problem that has been solved (much in the way that the bridge solves the problem of conveying people and materials safely through the terrain.) In the movie I mentioned above, “It Happened One Night”, a spoiled heiress runs away and embarks on a journey of discovery as she travels around the country. Her bus ride takes her from one place to another, but it winds up being a journey of self-discovery as she wrangles with a newsman and a wide variety of people she meets during her mad dash to escape her upcoming marriage.

Born on April 25:
Louis IX (France), Conrad IV (Germany), Edward II (England), Oliver Cromwell, Ella Fitzgerald, Al Pacino, Renee Zellweger, Hank Azaria, Jason Lee, Talia Shire, Bjorn Ulvaeus (ABBA), Meadowlark Lemmon (Harlem Globetrotters), Paul Mazursky, Albert King, Edward R. Morrow, Guglielmo Marconi, Eric Avery (Jane’s Addiction), Andy Bell (Erasure), Ron Clements, William Roache, Shiloh, Jacob Underwood (O-Town), Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Ronnie Gilbert (Lifeline), Bertrand Tavernier, Jerry Lieber, Gladys L. Presley (Elvis’ mom), Michael Brown (Left Banke), William J. Brennan Jr. (US Supreme Court), Wolfgang Pauli, Dinesh D’Souza, Steve Ferrone (Average White Band), Billy Rankin, Jeffrey DeMunn.

Tarot Enhancer/Antidote: Page of Wands/Six of Cups
This combination is strongly suggestive of youth, of childhood, and of looking back to our formative years to find the inner “spark” of who we are. With the Moon in Gemini, it might be a good time to access your playful side and think about rekindling old interests, hobbies, or dreams you may have put on the shelf since childhood. There’s something from the past calling to you, reminding you of a youthful self you may have forgotten. This combination could also mean receiving messages from childhood friends, or people you were close to when you were small. There are undercurrents here, a sense of nostalgia, of times long ago or a feeling of being overwhelmed by a flood of memories from the past. With Mercury square Pluto, it’s even possible that we may be accessing past lives or memories that have been inaccessible for some time–the floodgates may be opening now, which could be extremely enlightening (and maybe a bit frightening!)

–Valerie Sylvester, April 25, 2012–

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