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A TWO-WAY STREET – Monday, February 17, 2020
Today begins with the Moon in Sagittarius forming a square aspect to the dreamy planet Neptune. It may be difficult to understand your sensitive dreamy emotional state.
If your life is such that you are able to set out on a road trip this morning rather than head back to work, do that. Enjoy a new experience, go somewhere you have never been. If you must head to work, do so with a sense of curiosity about everyone you encounter. Go out of your way to spend time with those whose life experience is very different from your own. Allow your perspective and your opinions to open and deepen.
With the Moon in Sagittarius, it is up to you to decide how to manage your beliefs and opinions. You can either hold your opinions as gospel truth or you can learn from the perspective of others. It is easy for us to think we are right and others wrong. Remember that everyone has a valid reason for their beliefs.
If you hold your opinions as superior to others you will never have the opportunity to share your perspective. Only when we listen and hear others’ can they begin to hear and understand us. Remember this, it is a two-way street.
SUN ENTERS PISCES: SEEK WISDOM AND COMPASSION – Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Today begins with the Moon joining forces with Mars, Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn in Capricorn. Focus your emotional energy in the area of your life represented by the astrological house that holds Capricorn in your chart. There is plenty to focus on as you build accountability and learn to be responsible in this area of your life.
The Moon forms dynamic aspects to Mars and Uranus today bringing innovative change to a serious ongoing project. Go ahead and push yourself forward even when you are tempted to stop.
If you live in the Eastern Time zone, the Sun enters Pisces four minutes before midnight, bringing attention to the last sign of the zodiac. While the Sun is in Pisces your internal guidance moves in the direction of altruism, imagination, and dreaminess. The sharp intellectual innovation of Aquarius steps aside to provide us with time to build a dream.
Pisces encourages empathy, compassion, imagination, and selfless love. The shadow side of Pisces can point to issues of victimization, self-pity, and ambiguity.
The Sagittarius Moon is void-of-course from 4:03 AM EST until she enters Capricorn at 5:37 AM EST. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.
AMBITION SUPPORTS A DREAM – Wednesday, February 19, 2020
As you wake this morning notice how different the world feels with the Sun now in passive, sensitive Pisces. While the Sun moved through the sharp innovative air sign of Aquarius (Jan 20 – February 18) motivation came through your intellect. As the Sun moves through Pisces, motivation comes through emotions and understanding others.
Pisces brings wisdom through opening your arms and heart to the inevitability of human suffering. Human suffering builds pathways for imagination, compassion, and the development of deep wisdom.
The Moon in Capricorn throughout the day keeps your attention on the work at hand even as the Pisces Sun asks you to rest and dream.
At 2:50 PM EST, the Moon joins Jupiter enabling you to embrace the big picture. Understand the importance of ambition and hard work to bring your dreams and wisdom to fruition.
BROADEN YOUR PERSPECTIVE – Thursday, February 20, 2020
The news today comes in the form of a sextile aspect from Jupiter to Neptune at 10:56 AM EST. This is a sweet connection between the planet of expansion and the planet of idealism. You feel a strong sense of being right with the world. Your spiritual beliefs and life philosophy are a stabilizing force in your world.
However, today asks that you explore changes that will shift or deepen your basic philosophy and beliefs. You may need more education or travel to support a broader vision. Get creative as you explore these possibilities.
At 2:42 PM EST, the Moon enters Aquarius bringing a more unusual perspective to these contemplations. The Aquarius Moon broadens your perspective and offers innovative ideas.
At 9:13 PM EST, the Aquarius Moon squares Uranus. Take a risk with your heart. If you feel depressed or heavy-hearted at bedtime consider what it is you are holding back. If you say what you need to, you can move forward with an important conversation. If you do not say what is true, you may end the day feeling heavy, depressed, and stuck. Go ahead and take a risk.
The Capricorn Moon is void-of-course from 9:19 AM EST until she enters Aquarius at 2:42 PM EST. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.
ANTICIPATE EXCITEMENT – Friday, February 21, 2020
Prepare for a weekend ahead of excitement, unexpected occurrences, and unusual encounters. Early this morning, a trine aspect from Mars to Uranus colors the entire weekend.
Mars trine Uranus does not have the patience for ordinary routines or boring activities. Look for unique opportunities, unusual ideas, and unexpected propositions over the next few days. New romance and new projects can bring a great deal of excitement but with Mercury currently retrograde, will unlikely last for the long-haul.
The Moon continues through Aquarius until Sunday morning adding to the general sense of excitation.
You may be surprised by a strong feeling of anticipation and desire for adventure. Seek like-minded cohorts to join on a spontaneous impulsive undertaking.
Sunday will allow for the return of quiet, and comfort. Until then enjoy getting outside your comfort zone.
The Aquarius Moon is void-of-course from 11:09 PM EST until she enters Pisces on Sunday morning at 1:37 AM EST. Yes, you read that right, the moon is void-of-course for the entire day tomorrow. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.
FOLLOW YOUR DISTRACTIONS – Saturday, February 22, 2020
The theme of excitement and innovation that began yesterday continues throughout today. The Aquarius Moon makes no aspects whatsoever, giving your emotions a rest as you work with flashes of insight. Emotionally today is a quiet day, intellectually a day to explore new ideas and perspectives.
At 9:12 AM EST the Pisces Sun sextiles Uranus stimulating your creativity, flamboyance, and eagerness. Personal interactions may bring awareness of your own unique unusual personality. Tomorrow is the Pisces New Moon, which means that today we are in the darkest part of the lunar cycle, the balsamic phase.
The sharp flashes of insight, produced by the interaction between the Sun and Uranus, occur in a quiet place of inner awareness.
If epiphanies come calling today, tuck them into a dark corner until after the New Moon where their presence in the light can be utilized.
Anxiety and excitement may leave you distracted and without routine. Nevertheless, follow your distractions with curiosity and wonder. You may discover something that changes how you approach the Pisces New Moon tomorrow.
The Aquarius Moon is void-of-course for the entire day. She will enter Pisces at 1:37 AM EST tomorrow. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.
PISCES NEW MOON: CREATE BEAUTY – PLAN INDULGENCE – Sunday, February 23, 2020
In the wee hours of the morning, the Moon leaves the excitement and innovation of Aquarius behind. She moves into Pisces in preparation for the New Moon at 10:32 AM EST.
I see this as a rather iconic weekend. Friday and Saturday are made for excitement and parties. Sunday brings relaxation before heading back to work for another week.
At 11:58 AM EST Venus, the planet of love and value squares Jupiter the planet of expansion and beliefs. This transit encourages you to have a good time and not worry about work or efforts.
Stay home today, create beauty and love in your environment.
Think ahead about indulgence. Don’t go shopping (Mercury is retrograde anyway). It would be far too easy to spend the rent on pretty bobbles without realizing until it is too late. If you shop for food, you’ll likely bring home plenty of chocolate and ice cream and leave healthy options in the market. There is no need to restrict yourself but plan your indulgences in advance.
PISCES NEW MOON RITUAL
Take a moment to write down the changes you wish to begin, create, or increase in this Moon Cycle.
The Pisces New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of mystical understanding, compassion, and dreamy imagination. You may want to plant a seed to grow and develop your most tender sympathies toward those who need it most.
Plant a seed that resonates with your heart.
Have two candles available. Light the first to represent yourself, as you are right now. Light the second candle as inspiration for the change you want to create during this cycle.
Take a moment to focus as you light each candle.
Imagine drawing the change you desire toward you as you physically bring the two candles closer together. Do this each day for two weeks.
At the Virgo Full Moon on March 9, you will bring the candles fully together while acknowledging what you have created.
Remember also that the energy you infuse into this cycle will continue over the next six months until the Pisces Full Moon on September 1, 2020.
The Aquarius Moon has been void-of-course since 11:09 PM EST on Friday and will enter Pisces at 1:37 AM EST today. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.
* In these weekly reports, I explore 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 give rise to fleeting moods. I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.
The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
Astrology is one of the earliest attempts made by man to find the order hidden behind or within the confusing and apparent chaos that exists in the world. ~ Karen Hamaker-Zondag