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Astrology Weather Report – Mercury turns Direct, Pisces New Moon; February 24, 2014 – March 2, 2014

This week as the Moon moves through Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces your outlook is apt to be less about those in your immediate surroundings and more about humanity in general. You may seek to become more engaged with humanitarian issues rather than personal issues.

This is an active week! You will feel relief when Mercury turns direct on Friday. Yay! You’ve traveled this far, only a few days to go! I hope you have used the Mercury Retrograde well and gotten a great deal of old projects crossed off your lists!

On Saturday the New Moon occurs at 10degrees Pisces, and Mars turns Retrograde!

I will talk more about Mars Retrograde over the coming days and weeks. As we move from one Retrograde to another (first Venus was retrograde, then Mercury, and now Mars and Saturn) we must continue to clean up issues from our past. During Mars Retrograde it is important to reevaluate our sexuality, our intimate relationships and any relationships that have held a core of anger since April 2012. You may be asked to look deeply into the ways that you manage anger and aggression. Mars will remain Retrograde until May 19, 2014

This week the Sun pulls ahead of Neptune and the fog of the previous week will lift. You may see reality more clearly, although there will be a bit of a trade-off. As you gain clarity you lose some inspiration and creativity.

Monday, February 24, 2014:

When you wake on Monday morning the Moon will be VOC in Sagittarius. You may not want to get moving but you probably feel relatively light-hearted. A shift happens almost immediately, taking on a heavier tone as the Moon enters Capricorn at 8:51 AM EST. The Moon in Capricorn brings an ambitious start to the week as we head into work with a serious attitude and a high level of work ethic.

At the end of the day Venus will Sextile Saturn. This will continue its affect into Tuesday. Think back to mid September 2013. This was the beginning of the current Cycle between Venus and Saturn. What issues regarding your creativity or personal relationships were asking for seriousness, structure, or commitment at that time?

On Monday or Tuesday you will be well advised to revisit that issue; look how far you have come in its development. This will be a good time to reassess the direction you are going in this regard. This is not a time to act on the situation, but a time to research and explore the current direction and alternative directions forward.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014:

Tuesday is most likely to be a serious day with the very little space for humor or pleasure. Luckily we still have Venus Sextile Saturn in effect. This reflects an open opportunity to stabilize and structure your love relationships or your creativity. This is a good time to reassess the depth of your commitments in relationships and in your process of creativity.

However the Capricorn Moon makes harsh aspects to both Uranus, Pluto, and Jupiter. Your emotional nature may feel closed down; consider that behind the harsh wall there is a rawness and the need to make a powerful and possibly difficult shift in your life. There is little humor here.

Please remember this and take the opportunity to offer kindness to others. Go out in search of someone who needs a kind word. Don’t allow yourself to get wrapped too tightly in your own issues. Life is not easy and kindness is much needed by everyone you meet. If you give what you need you will be enriched more than you can imagine.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014:

Wednesday may begin with that same heavy energy of yesterday but will shift early!

The Moon enters Aquarius at 9:56 AM EST; this will lighten things up considerably! Our attention reaches out to a crisply sharp exploration of ideas and intellectual pursuits. We may feel excitement as we are pulled to the future leaving behind the heaviness of the past few days.

Take a moment to consider the latter half of 2010; consider your state of intellectual or spiritual expansion. Where in your life was there something unusual blossoming in your life? Did it have something to do with travel, spirituality, education, publishing, mind expansion?

Jupiter Squares Uranus today. Whatever began in 2010 is demanding attention now. You were very likely asked to take action, to push these desires forward last August, once again Now, and again in April 2014. If you know where in your chart 10° Aries and 10° Cancer fall, you will find clues to the situation and the actions necessary.

The full results of this project/new way of thinking (the one that began in 2010) will be fully illuminated and fully expressed in the Spring of 2017. As you take steps forward set your goals with that time in mind. It is only 3 years away!

Thursday, February 27, 2014:

You can anticipate a pleasant and possibly exciting day on Thursday! This is a day to seek freedom and expression, to allow your mind to explore and express innovation! Consider the movement forward you would like to see on the level of culture and your own community. Consider where you are being of help to the community and future generations; consider where you could offer more of yourself in this regard. The Moon is an Aquarius all day making pleasant aspects to Uranus and Mercury. Your mind is active with unusual and exciting ideas.

It may be of benefit to spend the later part of the evening alone, engaged in a more serious endeavor, or head to sleep early, as the Moon Squares Saturn Saturn at 11:12PM EST.

Friday, February 28, 2014:

Yay! On Friday you will be happy to know that Mercury (18° Aquarius) turns direct at 8:59AM EST. I hope that you watched my video and were able to utilize this Mercury retrograde well! I hope you accomplished as much as I did! Much has been removed from that old ‘to-do list’!

There will be a lightness in your step as you head to work this morning!

The Moon enters Pisces at 9:53AM EST and connects with Neptune at 6:16PM EST. You may feel dreamy, a bit disconnected, and sensitive throughout the day. The Sun Trines Jupiter at 11:05PM EST. This brings you into deep waters of emotion tonight; offering the opportunity for a delightfully romantic evening or substantial surreal dreams through the night.

Depending on your situation there will be love and romance, nostalgia and tears, or deep empathy and compassion. Consider which one of these scenarios will best serve your situation and open to that energy.

Saturday, March 1, 2014:

Saturday begins with the New Moon in Pisces! The New Moon is the end of one cycle and the start of a new monthly cycle.

Consider what you want to begin today; what you want to bring into fruition. This should somehow be related to your imagination, your intuition, or your offering of yourself in service to humanity. Take time to consider what it is you are creating, put it on paper, create a ceremony to make it real in your own heart and mind. Join with others to offer support as you each bring some reality to that which is intangible.

Mars turns Retrograde this morning at 27° Libra. Wherever that falls in your chart pay attention; look at where and how you are using your direct energy. Mars will remain retrograde until May 19, 2014. This will offer you the opportunity to reassess your sexuality and your aggressive nature. There may be issues from the past that need to be understood in a new way.

Sunday, March 2, 2014:

Sunday will be a lovely morning to wake slowly, have an early breakfast with friends or simply pamper yourself with pleasure if you are alone. The Pisces Moon is VOC* following a sweet Sextile to Venus.

At 10:39AM EST the Moon enters Aries. A trip to the ski slopes or a hike in the woods would be an ideal way to spend this Sunday afternoon. Your physical energy will be high and exercise will bring out the very best in you physically and emotionally.

At 11:18AM EST Saturn turns Retrograde at 23° Scorpio. You will be revisiting your ambitions, your ability and willingness to work hard, and your integrity over the coming months (Saturn will turn direct once again on July 20, 2014).
Sunday afternoon Venus Squares Mars. You may want to prepare, and consider the best ways to manage a certain amount of stress or challenges in your most intimate relationships. Do not try to avoid the stress, find ways to use it! Play tennis together, go on that hike. Use energy between you wisely. Sexual play can be the best use! Make a plan. How you use this energy can set the stage for the upcoming week!

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* In my weekly reports I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods. I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to it’s VOC time, as that aspect holds it’s influence throughout the VOC*
The Aspects I consider: Conjunctions, Sextiles, Squares, Trines, and Oppositions
The Planets I am working with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
*VOC (void of course) refers to the period of time between the final aspect that the Moon makes while in one sign until she enters the next sign. This can consist of several minutes or many hours. These periods are best handled with little expectation of accomplishment; times ideally suited for rest and contemplation.

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