The Daily Astro for June 6, 2012

The Sun is in Gemini, the Moon's in Capricorn today.

The Sun’s in Gemini and the Moon’s in Capricorn today. 

The Daily Astro for June 6, 2012

The Moon remains in Capricorn today, and begins the day with uneasy aspects to Venus and the Sun. Venus and the Sun parallel each other today, continuing the theme of yesterday’s Venus/Sun contact. We may still be absorbing those powerful energies, and the aspects to the Moon point to a need for adjustment as we learn the lessons presented and begin to open ourselves emotionally to their healing power. With the Moon in industrious Capricorn aspecting action planet Mars in Virgo, if we apply ourselves we can plow through the work easily today. Since the Moon in Capricorn adds a serious tone to the proceedings, we may be more comfortable throwing our energy into work in any case–we’re apt to feel more reserved or reluctant to put ourselves and our feelings “out there” today. We’re more likely to want to shield ourselves emotionally, especially after 10:29 PM EDT when the Moon in Capricorn squares the ruler of Capricorn, Saturn. This is a double-Saturnian-whammy that can make us extra-serious or load us down with heavy thoughts and doubts. Don’t be too hard on yourself tonight or feel you’ve fallen short of your goals, just keep working steadily and have confidence that you will achieve your aims.

Sabian Symbol for today’s Sun: “ The head of health dissolved into the head of mentality. ”
Kozminsky Symbol for today’s Sun: “A blind giant in full armour hitting out wildly with a huge battle ax at nothing .”

The Keyword for the Sabian Symbol is “Development ”.
The Keyword for the Kozminsky Symbol is “Blundering ”.

Put the keywords for these two Symbols together and you have Blundering/Development. That describes quite well the course of most great ideas and advances in the course of history. After going down more than a few blind alleys and swinging wildly at anything that moves, we wise up, learn discernment and figure out how to marshal our energies through being self-aware and just plain growing up. The Sabian Symbol is a double image that brings in the idea of Gemini as the twins, of two things merging into one, of “double sight”. It implies being able to combine our multiple aspects into a cohesive whole. If we don’t do that, we fall prey to the shadow side of Gemini, never moving to the next level and existing in an immature state of development, only skirting the surface of everything. The Kozminsky Symbols’ staggering giant is armored and protected (Saturn), but is wasting energy fighting illusions. With Mars (sword/energy/battles) in Virgo, the sign that rules efficiency and precision, we need to direct our energy and our efforts where they will be most effective and productive. Blind rage and lashing out will not work. The Moon in Capricorn tells us to protect ourselves (armor) emotionally and attend to the task(s) at hand as that is the first priority today.

Born on June 6:

King John III of Portugal, Regiomontanus, Diego Velazquez, Pierre Corneille, King Joseph I of Portugal, Maria Theresa of the Sicilies (Holy Roman Epire), Alexandr Pushkin, Thomas Mann, Lasse Hallstrom, Marian Wright-Edelman (Children’s Defense Fund), Bjorn Borg, Robert Englund, Gary “U.S.” Bonds, James Munky Shaffer (Korn), Max Casella, Ena Esack (astrologer), Sandra Bernhard, Harvey Fierstein, V.C. Andrews, the Dalai Lama, Alexander Cockburn, Larry Taylor (Canned Heat), Edgar Froese (Tangerine Dream), Laudir de Olivera (Chicago), Peter Albin (Big Brother & the Holding Company), Nathan Hale, John Trumbull, Aleksandr Sergeyevich (poet), Karl F. Braun (wireless technology), David Abercrombie (Abercrombie & Fitch), Dee C. Lee (Style Council), Steve Vai, Lukas Hass, V.C. Andrews, Tom Araya (Slayer), Ted Lewis (bandleader), Ninette de Valois (Royal Ballet), Aram Khachaturian (composer), Max Zorn, Kirk Kerkorian (MGM, United Artists), Jimmy Jam, Colin Quinn, Holly Near, Chantal Akerman, Cynthia Ryland, Dwight Twilley, Jay Bentley (Bad Religion), Gary Graham, Dana Carvey, Billie Whitelaw, Pearl S. Buck, Walter Percy Chrysler (founded Chrysler), Faudel, Christina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil), Uncle Kracker, Arthur Shawcross (Gennessee River Killer), Taure Gnassingbe (President of Togo), Yukihiro Takahashi (Yellow Magic Orchestra), George Deukemejian (Governor of California), Jimmie Lunceford (bandleader), David Scott (U.S. astronaut), Geronimo (Apache leader)
Tarot Enhancer/Antidote: 6 of Cups/ 2 of Pentacles

“Reanimator”.  This combination ties in with Venus retrograde in Gemini. Relationships or people from the past (Venus retrograde, highlighted by its connection to the Sun, which is the central core of our identity) return, offering the possibility of re-igniting something we may have forgotten about or abandoned, offering us two or more (Gemini) opportunities. There’s potential here for gain from partnerships or offers that are based on something related to the past or our past history. This combo reminds me of an antique or nostalgia shop with two distinct but related sections, or a shop run by two proprietors who each specialize in a different era. Don’t turn down opportunities, maintain contacts with those old friends and colleagues, investigate all offers, and be open to doing more than one thing at once.
–Valerie Sylvester, June 6, 2012–

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