The Daily Astro for August 1, 2012
The Moon enters Aquarius at 5:56 AM EDT and the Full Moon is at 11 degrees Aquarius/Leo at 11:27 PM. In the earlier part of the day, the Moon aspects Mercury, ruler of the mind and communication. With the Moon in Aquarius, keep your mind open for sudden flashes of inspiration that help untangle whatever communication problems arise today. The Moon also forms a flowing aspect, a sextile, to the ruler of Aquarius, Uranus at 7:16 PM, as Jupiter makes positive aspects to both the Sun and Moon so we’re feeling expansive and are oriented to the future. The futuristic aspects today have a “science fiction” feel to them–what is inspiration today is tomorrow’s reality. The split between airy, group-oriented, detached Aquarius and fiery, heart-focused Leo at the Full Moon today reminds us we need to use today’s positive, upbeat aspects to heal any splits or calm any inflamed emotions that arise today. People may need to let off steam if they feel they’ve been ignored or treated unfairly; we may not be in the mood to listen (we’re feeling independent and want to do our own thing today) but if you’re in a positive mood, take some time to cheer up others who are having problems.
Sabian Symbol for today’s Sun: “Early morning dew”.
Kozminsky Symbol for today’s Sun: “A soldier rescuing a wounded comrade on a field of battle–a dark, sinister figure rising behind him.”
The Keyword for the Sabian Symbol is “Rejuvenation”.
The Keyword for the Kozminsky Symbol is “Daring”.
The Kozminsky Symbol’s keyword is “daring”, and with the Moon in Aquarius and the expansive aspects to Jupiter and Uranus, this is the perfect word for today. The soldier is not thinking of himself when he rushes to rescue his comrade, even though there is danger approaching–he’s operating for the well-being of the group (Aquarius) by being brave and operating from the heart (Leo) in order to rescue another. He needs to move quickly and strike boldly (Mercury for swiftness, Leo for boldness) in order to succeed (and a little Jupiterian luck doesn’t hurt, either). The Sabian Symbol is all about renewal and new beginnings, about seeing things in a new way and appreciating natural processes that support life on this planet. There’s a bit of magic here, and an emphasis on inspired assistance (which is also one of the themes of today’s astrological aspects). Like the Kozminsky Symbol, it stresses confidence, the idea that there are no limits, and the strong belief that even after the darkest night, there’s a new day coming. There’s something miraculous going on that keeps us going and helps us find a “way out” in any circumstance.
Born on August 1:
Claudius (Roman Emperor), Pentinax (another Roman Emperor, but he lasted only 3 months), Emperor Kogon of Japan, Emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan, Sigismund II Augustus of Poland, Ahmed II, 21at Sultan of Turkey, George II, King of Greece, Herman Melville, William Clark (explorer of Lewis & Clark fame), Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead), Coolio (rapper), Tempestt Bledsoe (“The Cosby Show”), Robert Cray (blues musician), Francis Scott Key (composer of “Star Spangled Banner”), Ashley Angel (O-Town), Yves Saint Laurent (designer), Dom Deluise (comedian), Jean-Baptiste-Pierre-Antoine Monnet de Lamarck (naturalist), Mother Jones (labor organizer), Rose Macaulay (writer), John F. Mahoney (developed penicillin treatment for syphillis), Yvonne DeCarlo (actress), Julie Bovasso (actress), Ramblin’ Jack Elliott (musician), Meir Kahane (founder of Jewish Defense League), Meena Kumari (Indian film actress), Alfonse D’Amato (senator), Giancarlo Giannini (actor), Dennis Paxton (Dave Clark Five), Rick Anderson (Tubes), Ricky Coonce (Grass Roots), Nancy Lopez (pro golfer), Taylor Negron (actor), Rob Buck (10,000 Maniacs), Joe Elliot (Def Leppard), Chuck D (rapper), Rob Camiletti (actor and Cher boyfriend), Adam Duritz (Counting Crows), Sam Mendes (director), Dhani Harrison (George Harrison’s son/musician), Nwankwo Kanu (soccer champ), Yuri Romanenko (cosmonaut), Ronald Harmon Brown (Chairman, US Democratic Party), Geoffrey Holder (dancer/actor), Karoly Grosz (General Secretary of Hungarian Socialist Workers’ Party), Arthur Hill (actor), Nathalie Delon (actress/director), Jim Carroll (musician/writer), Evalyn Walsh McLean (owner of Hope Diamond), Geoff Britton (Manfred Mann/Wings), Bernadette Flynn (dancer, “Lord of the Dance”), Edward Kelley (spirit medium), Lawrence Eagleburger (statesman/diplomat), Paddy Moloney (Chieftains), Suzi Gardner (L7), Jose Padilha (director), Jack Kramer (tennis champ), Robert Todd Lincoln (son of Abraham Lincoln).
Tarot Enhancer/Antidote: 2 of Swords/King of Cups
“Trust”. Both of these cards have a feeling of disconnection and failure to trust associated with them. They’re “at sea” and need to open up the heart and learn to trust again, despite their fear or misgivings. Listen to the inner voice that’s trying to help you reconnect. Talking with a trusted friend or counselor may help. There’s a need to find a new path, to “get back to your element” and relax into your true nature, to drop the wary guardedness that’s been in place for so long and find balance and wholeness within.
–Valerie Sylvester, August 1, 2012 —