The Daily Astro for July 11, 2012
The Moon enters Taurus at 7:30 PM EDT today. The Moon/Saturn opposition that begins the day today (5:23 AM EDT) may make us feel emotionally “heavy” and somewhat drained or blocked. We’re keenly aware of our limitations, and problems with others may slow or derail our ability to get things done despite good intentions (don’t forget that Mercury and Uranus are ready to spin retrograde at the end of the week). The Moon will also be void of course until around 7:30 PM EDT, when it enters Taurus, so finish tasks and don’t start anything new that takes a lot of energy or concentration until after the Moon steadies itself in Taurus. Pleasant dreams to all after 1:09 AM as the Moon contacts Neptune—it could be a good night for psychic/prophetic dreams. If you can’t sleep, stay up and watch a late movie!
Sabian Symbol for today’s Sun: “Gondoliers in a serenade.”
Kozminsky Symbol for today’s Sun: “A wounded Bedouin mounted on his horse in the desert.”
The Sabian Symbol keyword is “Excellence”.
The Kozminsky Symbol keyword is “Liberty”.
Both of today’s Symbols emphasize freedom, movement, adventure and a somewhat romantic and impulsive nature. Both feature “vehicles”—the gondola in the Sabian and the horse in the Kozminsky, and relate to the journey of life and the way we flow through it. Both vignettes emphasize being “carried away” from routine and habit or the ordinary world. The caution here is a desire for constant change (or a need for change in order to avoid things that need attention), especially in relation to the Kozminsky Symbol, and a tendency to be to easily led astray by others (or seeing what we want to see/romanticizing someone or something), related to the Sabian Symbol. All this romantic yearning ties into our Moon/Neptune sextile very late tonight—imagining ourselves in colorful scenarios may have a great appeal as we drift off to sleep!
Born on July 11:
John Quincy Adams, Tokugawa Mitsukuni (Japanese warlord), Bar DAisan (Syrian theologist), Robert the Bruce (King of Scotland) , Bartholomeo Vanzetti (anarchist), Rene Preval (President, Haiti), Suzanne Vega, Lisa Rinna, Nadya Suleman (“Octomom”), Yul Brynner, Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi), Giorgio Armani, E.B. White (“Charlotte’s Web”), Lil’ Kim, Mark Lester (“Oliver!”), Frederik I, King of Prussia, Thomas Bowdler,(“bowdlerize” named after him), John Wanamaker (Wanamaker Dept. Store), Leon Bloy, Walter Wanger (Producer), Blind Lemon Jefferson, Bull Connor, Ralph D. Abernathy (SCLC), Harold Bloom (literary critic), Tab Hunter, Alex Hassilev (Limeliters), Terry Garthwaite (Joy of Cooking), Adrienne Barbeau (“Maude”), Bonnie Pointer (Pointer Sisters), Stephen Long, Leon Spinks (U.S. Heavyweight Boxing champ), Sela Ward, Jeff Corwin (naturalist), Michael Rose (Black Uhuru), Peter Murphy (Bauhaus), Brett Somers (actress/comedian), Sir Walter Raleigh, Dina Eastwood (Clint’s wife), Harry Gordon , Jafar Panahi (Iranian filmmaker), Jacques Castelot (French actor), Zecharia Sitchin, Ricky Warwick (The Almighty), Sarah Good (Salem—accused of witchcraft).
Tarot Enhancer/Antidote: 3 of Cups/Page of Wands
“Let’s Get This Party Started”. Here we have two cards that relate to initial stages, first steps, inspiration and creativity bursting forth. Revel in this feeling of freedom, the initial “rush” of possibility & desire to make a move (see the Sabian and Kozminsky Symbols). Get in touch with what makes you giddy, what you dream of at night; just be aware that this is the beginning of the adventure, everything’s still in play, taking shape, just waiting for you to mold and shape it into something beautiful.
-Valerie Sylvester, July 10, 2012–