The Daily Astro for June 21, 2012
Today should be a busy, active day. It gets off to a rousing start as Mercury in Cancer sextiles Mars in Virgo, so take care of the details, phone calls, emails, and all those small-to-medium-size matters that come up in the course of the day, or else you’ll begin to feel swamped or overloaded. Mercury also connects with the Moon in Cancer at 12:48 PM EDT so we may feel we can express ourselves and talk about our emotions in an intelligent way, as mind and soul are aligned. About a half hour prior to this, the Moon sextiles Mars, so there’s a push to make ourselves understood. We may have more contact with the “general public” or groups of people today, but we’re fast on our feet and know how to connect with others. Later tonight, a Mercury/Chiron aspect may make us sensitive to the way others express themselves, so take care to notice your communication patterns; sarcasm or joking comments may be taken to heart. The Moon enters Leo at 11:47 PM EDT, so remember to “speak from the heart” and nurture your creative abilities.
Sabian Symbol for today’s Sun:“A furled and an unfurled flag displayed from a vessel . ”
Kozminsky Symbol for today’s Sun:“A curious ring set with a large heart of white onyx.”
The Keyword for the Sabian Symbol is “Adaptability”.
The Keyword for the Kozminsky Symbol is “Compassion”.
The white onyx heart in the ring mentioned in the Kozminsky correlates with the Moon entering Leo at 11:47 PM EDT today. The “white heart” is, of course, the pure heart (or a “lion heart”), one that is filled with love and compassion. I looked up white onyx’s properties, and metaphysically it is said to help us form a link from the base chakra to the crown chakra and thus assist us in balancing the entire chakra system. The word “onyx” itself is thought to be derived from the Assyrian word for “ring”; obviously the stone has been used for jewelry and adornment for centuries. The Kozminsky image itself relates to “occult learning” and the ability to deal with problems with equanimity, and to be filled with compassion and a talent for channeling healing energy in order to help others. I like the way this Symbol combines the Cancerian depths of emotion (the Sun is in the first degree of Cancer today), with the warm, radiating energy of the Moon in Leo. The Sabian Symbol is related to a “change of heart” based on a need to make our circumstances align more fully with our beliefs and core values. We realize that something doesn’t resonate with us any longer and have the courage to leave it behind and take another path. Courageousness and “heart” relate to the Moon in Leo and having strong loyalties is a Cancerian characteristic. One thing to note here is that excessive or misplaced loyalty (Cancer) and pride (Leo) may lead us to stay with a situation for too long, so make sure you aren’t remaining allied with someone or something just to assuage others or out of fear of change.
Born on June 21:
Maria of Spain (Holy Roman Empress), Pope Leo IX, Michael Fjodorovitsj (Russian Tsar), Maria Francisca of Nemours (Queen of Portugal), Prince William, a/k/a Duke of Cambridge, Increase Mather, Martha Washington, Jean Paul Sartre, al Hirschfield (catroonist), Allison Moorer (country singer), Moses Hess, Mary McCarthy, Jane Russell, Judy Holliday, Maureen Stapleton, O.C. Smith, Bernie Kopell, Ron Ely, Mariette Hartley, Maurice Saatchi (CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi), Meredith Baxter Birney and Michael Gross (both from Family Ties), Maggie Siff, Leo Sayers, Ian McEwan, Joey Kramer (Aerosmith), Nils Lofgren, Robert Pastorelli, Gennadi Ivanovich Padalka (cosmonaut), Larry Wachowski (The Matrix), Juliette Lewis, Kathy Mattea, Kip Winger (Winger), Craig Lowndes (race car driver), Bernie Kopell, Ray Davies, Lana Del Rey, Benazir Bhutto, Eric Douglas (son of Kirk), Patrick Lyndon Nugent (grandson of Lyndon B. Johnson), William Self, Mike Einziger (Incubus), Brandon Flowers (Killers), Leon Askenazi (Manitou), Rockwell Kent, Carl Stokes (Mayor of Cleveland).
Tarot Enhancer/Antidote: Ace of Swords/2 of Cups
“New Allegiances”. Here the Cancer energy is highlighted and aligned with Mercury (mental) aspects. By altering our thought patterns we change and renew our relationships, achieving balance by reaching out to create a new paradigm. This echoes both the Kozminsky and Sabian Symbols today (see above). By being able to change the way we perceive things, we can create a new reality that is more in alignment with our true desires. It’s all at the beginning stages, but opens the door for further development. It’s powerful, it’s happening now, and it sets us on the path to meet “the other”, whether the other is another person or another aspect of ourselves that needs to be fully integrated.
–Valerie Sylvester, June 21, 2012–