The Daily Astro for October 23, 2012
Today’s one of those days when we might wish we were somewhere else. It begins with the Moon (still in Aquarius) trine Jupiter at 5:06 AM EDT, waking us up with vague memories of excursions to far-off lands buzzing in our heads, strange languages murmuring into our ears. It then segues into the next major aspect, the Sun trine Neptune at 7:15 AM EDT. This is wonderful for creative endeavors, spirituality, and accessing hidden knowledge, but isn’t always so great for concentrating on the daily grind. We might feel “semi-permeable” today, open to everything. It’s followed by clashing aspects between the Moon and Venus, then Mercury, plus a powerful Sun/Jupiter linkup, so if we go overboard or take things over the top, we may clash with others while we’re pole-vaulting over the castle walls. With this combination of the Moon in Aquarius plus the Neptune and Jupiter aspects, prophetic visions of future times (tales of future passed?) may unfold before you if you’re open to the experience. The Moon is void of course at 9:27 PM EDT tonight, so call it a day at that time and use the rest of the evening to space out or pursue creative interests.
Sabian Symbol for today’s Sun: “A sight-seeing bus.”
Kozminsky Symbol for today’s Sun: “ A man, enraged, tearing a book in pieces.”
Keyword for the Sabian Symbol is: “FRIENDLINESS. ”
The Keyword for the Kozminsky Symbol is “IRRITATION.”
Today’s Sabian Symbol relates to the Neptune and Jupiter aspects. The image of the sight-seeing bus (it reminds me of the Who song “Magic Bus”) brings the expansive “like a rolling stone” nature of Jupiter to mind. Jupiter is associated with the 9th house, the house of travel and all things foreign. The broadening experiences of travel, exposing us to people from other places, keys into to the compassionate nature and open-mindedness of a well-developed Neptune–“all are one”. The key here is to be open to experience and to learn from others, especially those who are “foreign” to us, whether they’re actually from other countries or not. This tells us to take a chance, let go of our routines and expand our horizons. The down side is being too curious or being a tourist and not a traveler, “just looking” or window-shopping without going deeper into the experience, going for the cut-rate souvenir rather than seeking something of real value. The Kozminsky Symbol seems to key in on this being the first degree of Scorpio. There’s intensity here, and a great deal of emotion, but since it’s new, there’s also some difficulty in harnessing this energy to avoid having it leak out in a destructive manner. Destroying things that we value, or “stinging” ourselves with own turbulent emotions is a misuse of the laser-like focus of Scorpio power. There’s a warning here that we must learn to control our urges and tame our will in order to properly use our inherent powers.
Born on October 23:
Peter II, Emperor of Russia, Isabella of Portugal, Hedvig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp, Queen of Sweden, Ryan Reynolds (actor), “Weird Al” Yankovic (song parodist), Dwight Yoakam (country musician), Edison Pele (Brazilian soccer champ), Sanjay Gupta (neurosurgeon/CNN correspondent), Johnny Carson (long-time “Tonight Show” host), Nancy Grace (former prosecutor/CNN commentator), Martin Luther King III (son of Martin Luther King/SCLC president), Randy Pausch (professor/famous last lecture before he died of pancreatic cancer), Michael Chrichton (writer, “Jurassic Park”), Anita Roddick (founded Body Shop), Frank Rizzo (Philadelphia police commissioner/mayor), Gummo Marx (the Marx Brother who wasn’t onscreen–he was their agent/watched their finances), Ang Lee (film director), Barron Hilton (Chairman, Hilton Hotels), Sam Raimi (director/producer, “Evil Dead” films), Paul Kagame (President of the Republic of Rwanda), Greg Ridley (bassist, Humble Pie/Spooky Tooth), Freddie Marsden (drummer, Gerry & the Pacemakers), Ellie Greenwich (songwriter/producer, co-wrote “Da Doo Ron Ron”), John Heinz III (U.S. Senator), Charlie Foxx (singer/songwriter, “Mockingbird”), Philip Kaufman (director), Chi Chi Rodriguez (PGA champion golfer), Diana Dors (actor), Balla Darvi (actor), Frank Sutton (actor, “Sergeant Carter” on “Gomer Pyle, USMC”), Hayben Rorke (actor, “Dr. Bellows” on “I Dream of Jeannie”), Gertrude Ederle (swimmer, gold medal, 1929 Olympics), Robert Bridges (British poet), Margaret Fuller Ossoli (journalist/transcendentalist/feminist), Sarah Hale (founded Seaman’s Aid Society), Adlai Stevenson I (23rd Vice President of U.S.), Felix Bloch (nuclear physicist, Nobel Prize, 1952), Edward Kienholz (sculptor), Nick Tosches (writer), Augusten Burroughs (writer), Princess Mako of Akishino (Japan), Cat Deeley (UK DJ/TV personality), Robert Trujillo (bassist, Metallica), Linda Georgian (author/clairvoyant), Sophie Tatischeff (director/editor), Giancarlo Parretti (owned Cannon Film Group and MGM), Ned Rorem (composer), Meghan McCain (columnist/blogger, daughter of U.S. Presidential candidate John McCain), Bob Montana (comic strip artist, Archie Comics), Jean-Louis Forain (Impressionist painter), Philip Lamantia (poet/lecturer), Miguel (singer/songwriter).
Today’s Card Draw:
Today’s Deck is “The Sirian Starseed Tarot” by Patricia Cori and Alysa Bartha http://www.northatlanticbooks.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781583945360
There are some images and a review of this deck at Aeclectic Tarot: http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/cards/sirian-starseed/
Today’s Card is: 3 OF CHALICES
This would be the 3 of Cups in most other Rider-Waite-based tarot decks. In this deck, the 3 of Chalices symbolizes friendship and love, but on a broad, universal level. It relates to socializing, being part of a group of friends or a close-knit organization, and of being open to others. The key here is to celebrate our relationships and experiences and open ourselves to the happiness that can be found there.
This card picks up on the positive expression of the Neptune and Jupiter aspects–both are very expansive in their own way. Jupiter enlarges and broadens, encourages us to move forward with optimism, and Neptune at its highest brings a deep understanding and compassion for all. Both show a need to get out of our ruts and connect with something greater than ourselves, which, as this card indicates, can be found in communion with others. The Moon’s in Aquarius, so we will be inclined to seek out others (people or groups) who think the same way we do. We attempt to make a connection through sharing ideas and beliefs.
—Valerie Sylvester, October 23, 2012–