The Daily Astro for August 2, 2012


The Daily Astro for August 2, 2012



The Moon remains in Aquarius today. The major aspects today involve fire and air signs, with the Sun in Leo sextile Jupiter in Gemini and the Moon trine Mars and Saturn, both currently in Libra. The emphasis is on getting things moving, communicating, and working together with others. The Sun/Jupiter contact tells us to expand, to “get bigger”, look to the future and aim higher. The Moon trines help get us “in the zone” to take the first steps and direct our energy towards necessary tasks. A few wonky aspects (Moon/Pluto, Moon/Uranus and Mars/Neptune) may tempt us to go overboard or misinterpret others’ actions or behavior or “act out”, particularly later in the day; try and be conscious of what motivates your speech and/or actions and avoid temper tantrums.


Sabian Symbol for today’s Sun: “Children on a swing in a huge oak tree”.
Kozminsky Symbol for today’s Sun: ““A troop of old barbarian soldiers carrying off struggling women.”


The Keyword for the Sabian Symbol is “Delight”.
The Keyword for the Kozminsky Symbol is “Indulgence”.


Today’s Sabian symbol features children enjoying themselves in the shade of an oak tree (the oak was sacred to Zeus aka Jupiter, king of the gods). Today’s Sun/Jupiter aspects reflects the expansiveness and joy reflected in this image. The Sun, ruler of Leo and the 5th house (children) and the oak tree (Zeus/Jupiter) emphasize the feelings of excitement, growth, and the energy of young life, happy just being themselves and moving to their own unique rhythm. The Kozminsky Symbol reflects the Moon/Pluto, Moon/Uranus and Mars/Neptune aspects. The “group ethos” (Moon) of the barbarians requires that they attack, pillage and destroy, but the energy has leached out (they’re old soldiers) and they’re be tired out from a life driven by wild urges and chaos. (The explanatory text from the Kozminsky’s book tells us: “The time may come when he will be forced to pause, when he will be made to see the uselessness of it all, and how strangely things are mirrored in the world of illusion”.) The idea of being forced to stop relentless action and see the reflection through a glass darkly is very much in the realm of Mars/Neptune.


Born on August 2:
Philip II, Duke of Orleans, Mahmoud I (Sultan of Ottoman), Constantine I (King of Greece) , Pierre Charles L’Enfant (architect, planned Washington, DC), Henry Steel Olcott (co-founder, Theosophical Society), Frederic Auguste Bartholdi (sculptor, Statue of Liberty), Elisha Grey (inventor, telephone), John French Sloan (artist), Jack Warner (Warner Brothers), Helen Morgan (actor), Myrna Loy (actor), Ann Dvorak (actor), Gary Merrill (actor), Louis Pauwels (writer/editor), Caroll O’Connor (actor), James Baldwin (writer), Betsy Bloomingdale (socialite), Peter O’Toole (actor), Valery Bykovsky (cosmonaut, Vostok/Soyuz), Garth Hudson (The Band), Wes Craven (film director), Rose Tremain (novelist/playwright), Isabel Allende (author), Kathy Lennon (Lennon Sisters), Joanna Cassidy (actress), Jimi Capaldi (Traffic), Andy Fairweather Low (guitarist), James Fallows (journalist), Butch Patrick (“Eddie Munster” on “The Munsters), Andrew Gold (musician), Caleb Carr (novelist), Apollonia (actor), Sam Worthington (actor), Edward Furlong (actor), Kevin Smith (film director), Mary-Louise Parker (actor), Judge Lance Ito (Judge in O.J. Simpson trial), Pete de Freitas (Echo & the Bunnymen), Victoria Jackson (comedian, Saturday Night Live), Linda Fratianne (Olympic skater).


Tarot Enhancer/Antidote: 4 of Swords/5 of Wands
“Nowhere to Hide”.
One air card and one fire card reflect today’s dominant energies. The 4 of Swords (Mercury in Libra) sees us taking a “time out” to reflect and plan our strategy as we get ready for the door to open, but warns that we cannot remain inert or passive forever. The 5 of Wands (Sun in Leo, which is where the Sun is right now) tells us it’s time to confront our fears and inner demons.  Although there may be temporary setbacks, we need to engage and not retreat at this point. Both cards tell us that all changes begin from within and that we need to take a good look at our own inner conflicts and escape mechanisms.


–Valerie Sylvester, August 2, 2012 —


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