The Daily Astro for July 30, 2012
The Moon enters Capricorn at 3:29 AM EDT. Early this AM (3:09 AM EDT), the Sun and Pluto connect in an “adjustment” aspect, so we may have had some intense and possibly disturbing dreams featuring things blowing up, being transformed, or full of scary monsters & creatures from the id, especially since the next aspect, Moon sextile Neptune, finds us receptive to dreamtime imagery. Most of the aspects for the rest of the day call for us to adjust our plans in response to constantly changing situations. We can feel on edge, as though the ground is shifting beneath our feet and we can’t predict how anyone will respond (since the Moon is in Capricorn, we’d really like more stability, routine and order, but that ain’t happening today!) As we move towards Tuesday, the Sun trines Uranus (1:21 AM EDT) and opens the floodgates to new ideas, inventive workarounds, flashes of insight, and all things creative, offbeat, bizarre, and unexpected.
Sabian Symbol for today’s Sun: “A Bolshevik propagandist . ”
Kozminsky Symbol for today’s Sun: “Two lovers walking in a forest glade. Before them are two doves and a brilliantly coloured butterfly.”
The Keyword for the Sabian Symbol is “Leaven ”.
The Keyword for the Kozminsky Symbol is “Affection ”.
The Sabian Symbol, relating to the Bolshevik revolution in Russia, fits in well with the Sun/Uranus aspect and the Moon/Uranus and Sun and Moon to Pluto aspects today. The desire for change and the overthrow of a system that’s not working, the idea of revolution, is associated with Uranus, and the anger bubbling up in the masses that leads to the destruction of a previous regime can be associated with the Moon (masses/group consciousness) aspect to Pluto (Pluto always transforms whatever it comes in contact with). I also like the keyword of “leaven”–adding something to a mixture that adds carbon dioxide and causes a bubbling reaction; it’s an excellent word to describe the way new ideas can transform society. The Kozminsky Symbol for today seems quite Neptune/Venus in nature, it’s suffused with images related to love, beauty and poetry. It could be considered almost an antidote for the Sabian Symbol and some of today’s astrological aspects. It reminds us to add a touch of grace to our lives and to look for the beauty in all things, even when it’s it’s difficult or when we’re having a stressed-to-the-max day. Take a break for a bit, a time-out, and find a place/conjure up a memory of that makes you feel relaxed and happy.
Born on July 30:
Ferdinando I (Grand Duke of Tuscano), Gerogio Vasari (Renaissance painter/art historian), Maria Mozart (pianist/Mozart’s sister), Henry Moore (sculptor), Jean Reno (actor), Arnold Schwarzennegger (actor?/politician), Vivica A. Fox (actor), Lisa Kudrow (actor, “Friends”), Paul Anka (“My Way”), Hilary Swank (actor), Henry Ford (mass production of cars), Laurence Fishburn (actor), Brad Hargreaves (Third Eye Blind), Buddy Guy (blues guitarist), Emily Bronte (“Wuthering Heights”), Tom Green (supposed comedian), Christopher Nolan (director), Kate Bush (singer/songwriter), Delta Burke (actor, “Designing Women”), Edd “Kookie” Byrnes (actor, “77 Sunset Strip”), Thorstein Veblen (economist), Peter Bogdanovich (director, “Last Picture Show”), Casey Stengel (baseball player/manager), Helena P. Blavatsky (Theosophist), Vladimir K. Zworykin (inventor/TV), William Gass (novelist), Richard Linklater (filmmaker), Thomas Sowell (author), Sid Kroft (puppeteer), Eleanor Smeal (National Organization of Women), Patricia Schroeder (politician), David Sanborn (jazz/saxaphone player), Frank Stallone (actor/brother of Sylvester), Aleksandr Balandin (cosmonaut), Anita Hill (professor), Ken Olin (actor), Rat Scabies (The Damned), Alex Keshishian (filmmaker), Tex Axile (Transvision Vamp), Sean Moore (Manic St. Preachers), Simon Baker (actor), Ian Watkins (lastprophets), Jeffrey Hammond (Jethro Tull), Count Desmond (sword swallower), Christine McGuire (The McGuire Sisters, singing group), Caril Ann Fugate (accomplice to Charles Starkweather, murderer), Joan Negus (astrologer), Emmet Fox (New Thought movement spiritual leader), Daniel Hechter (fashion designer), Shen Ton (Tianamen Square leader), Bud Seling (Major League baseball commissioner), Craig Gannon (The Smiths, Aztec Camera).
Tarot Enhancer/Antidote: 9 of Wands/ 9 of Swords
“On Guard”. Double nines today–it’s karma time! What are you defending yourself from? Why are you running through the worst possible scenario in your mind? (The Moon in Capricorn may incline us to gloomy thinking). This combination can mean that we’re still feeling guilty over things that happened in the past…even from past lives! We’re still holding up our arms to defend against blows that aren’t headed our way. It’s time to take a look at our patterns and see if we need to make some adjustments (the word of the day today). The 9s echo the Hermit card, which tells us to take a break and go within for answers.
–Valerie Sylvester, July 30, 2012–