The Daily Astro for May 16, 2012

The Moon is in Aries today.

The Moon is in Aries today.

The Daily Astro for May 16, 2012

The Moon remains in Aries for the whole day. There’s a huge number of aspects, some flowing, some stressful. The Moon conjunct Uranus brings in the unexpected and accidental (I saw a car accident and a man tripping over metal bars that were for some reason projecting out onto a New York City sidewalk). Key concept today: pay attention! Mars trine Pluto revs up the engines (see the Kozminsky Symbol today); do something you’re passionate about and throw some serious energy in that direction. Jupiter in Taurus forms a stress aspect with Saturn in Libra, and as Venus, now retrograde, rules both Taurus and Libra, it’s adjustment time, especially in connection with finances, relationships, partnerships, and values. The old adage about not biting off more than you can chew comes to mind with this combination, especially as the Moon also makes stressful aspects with Mars and Pluto today. We may go after what we desire with such ferocity that we forget we also need to use diplomacy and tact when dealing with people. (This is especially true for those of you who have to deal with the general public: remain unruffled even though unreasonable and rude people may be pushing you to the brink.)

Sabian Symbol for today’s Sun: “A squaw selling beads .” (Note: The Sabian Symbols originated in 1923-1925; the offensive term “squaw” was in common use at that time.)

Kozminsky Symbol for today’s Sun: “An inventor having risen from his bench gazes admiringly at a remarkable engine which he has just completed.”
The Keyword for the Sabian Symbol is “Detachment ”.
The Keyword for the Kozminsky Symbol is “Ingenuity”.

Both of the Symbols relate to creativity, although in different areas. The Native American woman is selling beads she has crafted (using skills honed over time, handed down from her tribe), and the inventor is surveying an engine . Both Symbols also emphasize understanding the true value and worth of the things you create.  With the Sun in Taurus (ruled by Venus), the beads, an adornment, relate to the Venusian connection to art and beauty. And since the woman is selling the beads, it brings in the Venus connection to value and equal exchange, The engine, which has great practical value (Taurus), is also a thing of beauty to its inventor. Inventors and inventions can be associated with Uranus, and as noted, this morning’s Moon/Uranus conjunction Aries can bring surprising things to the fore–accidents, accidental discoveries, flashes of insight can occur with this combination. And as noted above, the Mars/Pluto trine today has a feeling of propulsion–Mars as the spark that ignites the combustion process (Pluto).

Born on May 16:
Janet Jackson, Megan Fox, Pierce Brosnan, Liberace, Henry Fonda, Liberace, Gabriela Sabatini, Krist Novoselic, Jim Sturgess, Debra Winger, David Boreanaz, Tracey Gold, Olga Korbut, William Seward, Bob Edwards (NPR’s “Morning Edition”), Tucker Carlson, Ralph Tresvant (New Edition), Anne Parillaud, Mare Winningham, Hazel O’Connor, Jonathan Richman, William Sputnik Spooner (Grateful Dead), Roger Earl (Foghat), Nicky Chinn (Chinn & Chapman), Bernardo Bertolucci, Ken Blanchard (“The One Minute Manager”), Yvonne Craig (“Batgirl”), Carol Shields, Jack Dodson, Betty Carter, Adrienne Rich, John Conyers, Billy Martin, Robert Jay Lifton, Harry Carey, Jr., Woody Herman, Studs Terkel, Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Boyd Tinsley (Dave Matthews Band), Danny Trejo, Bull Montana, Margaret Sullavan, Osgood Perkins (Tony’s dad), Barbara Lee (Chiffons), Levi Parsons Morton (22nd US Vice President), Tamara de Lempicka, Philippe de Montebello, Billy Cobham, Robert Fripp AND ***Freddie LaRosa***.

Tarot Enhancer/Antidote: Knight of Wands/Empress
Here’s the Knight and the Lady, the Mars/Venus polarity. The Knight of Wands is inspired and eager to leap into action (reflecting the Moon/Uranus in Aries connection and the Mars/Pluto aspect), but needs to temper his passion to prevent quixotic journeys and wasted effort. The Empress (Sun in Taurus, the Venus connection), reminds us of a need to focus on our deep connection with the rhythms of life and nature. She’s staying put but making changes on a deep level, the Knight of Wands hits the road and blazes a trail to new territories, so they’re a good team. He’s the scout sent forward to determine if the new area will support life, while the Empress tends the land and makes it blossom. The Knight has to avoid rushing around for the sake of motion and the Empress needs to avoid stagnation and failing to move when the time is right. Together they can overcome these impediments and move ahead into the future.

–Valerie Sylvester, May 16, 2012–

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