The Daily Astro for January 16, 2013

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The Daily Astro for January 16, 2013

by Valerie Sylvester

TODAY’S ASTRO:

The Moon enters Aries at 11:07 AM EST today.  There’s a combustible Moon/Mars aspect at 3:08 PM EST (patience is a virtue but no one cares about that as ids run rampant). A Sun/Jupiter aspect may inspire inflated hopes but in this case, make sure you’re not backing the wrong horse in the race! Venus and Pluto get cozy in Capricorn at 8:29 PM EST (well, as cozy as any planets in Capricorn can get), then that firebrand Aries Moon hooks up with electric Uranus about ten minutes later. It’s all capped off by the Moon sextile Jupiter in Gemini at 11:28 PM EST. This is not exactly going to be a silent night! Here’s a combination that will bust something wide open; whether we         r-e-a-l-l-y want to see what comes spilling out is another story. Sometimes things are just out of our hands, but your basic control freak doesn’t want to hear that and will push even harder to squish that poor cat back in the bag. It ain’t happening. I’ve already heard stories about people pushing too hard to get what they want, thus aggravating the hell out of other people in the process, so gird your loins if you’re venturing out!  And don’t act like this yourself!

Best advice for today is 1) detach/step back before you engage with anyone and 2) take a look at what (or who) you’re most obsessed with and why you enjoy being driven crazy by something or someone outside yourself.

Today’s Moon/Uranus connection frazzles all the connections until the wires are smoking, then blows our minds, then Venus/Pluto burns down the house. Sometimes that’s not a bad thing. Outer planets (Uranus, Pluto) bring breakthroughs and sometimes it’s only when we’re crawling through the wreckage that we figure out what’s truly important. Today’s good for those who are trying to eliminate stubborn habits or zap negative relationship patterns, because it’s one of those days when all is be revealed. Unless of course, you’re dealing with one of those control freakazoids who does the poker face thing. Of course, they may not realize yet they’re not really holding all the cards.

 

THE SYMBOLS:

Sabian Symbol for today’s Sun: “A water sprite”.”
Kozminsky Symbol for today’s Sun:A woman lifting from the ground an injured child.”
The Keyword for the Sabian Symbol is: “Restlessness”.
The Keyword for the Kozminsky Symbol is “ Tending”.

The Kozminsky Symbol for today zeroes in on the Venus/Pluto conjunction themes: Open your heart (Venus) to someone who has been wounded by outside forces (Pluto). The Keyword is “tending” so it’s all about tending to the needs of others, and we can, of course, see this image as reflecting the need to tend to whatever’s been wounded in ourselves. Venus/Pluto can completely transform our ideas of what love is and strip us to the core. Once we understand that there’s no bargaining or playing around, this can be an intensely healing combination. It can also relate, as the Kozminsky Symbol does, to defending those who are weaker or who cannot defend themselves. This pair can symbolize the power of women gathering together (Venus as women and Pluto as the masses) to prevent abuse of power (this combination is in Capricorn) or institutionalized oppression.

The Sabian Symbol pulls in the Uranus in Aries and Jupiter in Gemini influences. Being spontaneous and not getting bogged down are key here. Expect change and be willing to switch gears in order to get the most out of the situation. Things may move fast, and heavy-handedness doesn’t work. The sprite is an other-worldly creature and represents all things magical and mystical. She’s a water sprite, so we’re drawn to the land of the unconscious, of dreams and the inner realm of the psyche. We’re invited to use our intuition and open up to our spiritual essence. If things go south today, take a break, change your focus and do something that makes you happy, even if it seems silly, to help lighten your spirit and connect with the effervescence embodied in today’s water sprite image.

 

THE DAILY DRAW:

Knight of Swords/ 5 of Pentacles

Well, fools will rush in, I suppose. There’s an air of provocation today, as though we’re being goaded or prodded in our most delicate areas (ouch)!  Maybe we feel we can’t compete or someone else is getting the better of us. Conflicts may arise as a result. Of course, this often stems from our internal conversations (i.e., how we cut ourselves down to size in our minds) or inner conflicts. We may be of two minds about something, and thus stuck because we’re afraid to make a move.

Themes of shame, loss, and seeing what part we’ve played in engineering our current circumstances come to the fore. The Venus/Pluto conjunction may illuminate things we’d prefer to keep hidden. We’d probably prefer to run off and not deal with things, but that only prolongs the misery. If we don’t value ourselves and acknowledge our deep, dark areas, we’re cut off from full integration. If we’re experiencing power grabs, shaming behavior, depletion, loss, we have to realize it’s being mirrored to us from the outside so we can see the origin point on the inside.

–January 16, 2012

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