February is the coldest month of the year here in New England. February’s cold is a very different kind of cold than what we have in December. It tends to be dry and sharp. Personally, I hate being cold, but there is something in the sharpness that wakes me up and makes me feel as alive as the heat of August.

Blue Building by Willy Fick via Wiki Commons

Blue Building by Willy Fick via Wiki Commons

This week begins with a Full Moon in Virgo. What has been illuminated in your life over the past two weeks? Are you caring for yourself and your physical energies in a new, more contemplative manner?
On Tuesday, Jupiter opposes Chiron encouraging us to look with open clarity at our deepest personal beliefs and how they support our lives.
On Thursday, Mercury is sextile Saturn, offering stability to your thinking and your projects.
On Friday, that same stability encounters new ideas, excitement, and the desire to open your mind in new directions. Perhaps, you are planning a trip or a new educational endeavor; or perhaps you should consider doing so!
Over the weekend, energies deepen as the Sun conjuncts Neptune on Sunday. You may be feeling lost, confused, or divinely inspired. If you do not have a pathway for inspiration to find you, let music take you there. Put on headphones, listen with new ears, and allow yourself to be moved.
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Monday, February 22, 2016:
On Monday morning, the Moon enters Virgo at 6:25 AM EST. We are instinctively drawn toward organization and efficient work. You may have a clear sense of your purpose and the skills you must develop in order to fully embody that purpose.
Monday’s Full Moon in Virgo reminds us to consider how far we have come since we began this lunar cycle two weeks ago at the Pisces New Moon. Whatever project or contemplation began at that time is fully released now into the reality of this world. This speaks to the release of creative energy and provides us with a clear view of how far we have come.
Many of us are deeply aware of a strong buzz at the Full Moon. You may have a clear sense of energy that has been building and now needs to be released. Allow yourself to celebrate this powerful, expressive energy.
Pay attention to what has been building in your life over the last two weeks. Enjoy where it has brought you. If your spiritual practice has been growing and evolving, you will find great satisfaction with where you find yourself now.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016:
Very early Tuesday morning, the Moon, still in Virgo, opposes Neptune. You must understand and accept the reality of living in a human body even as you stay true to your higher idealized vision of spiritual wisdom.
With the Moon opposite Neptune, it may be difficult to accept hard, cold reality at the same time as you open to the spiritual wisdom that aligns on a much deeper level with your soul. We must learn to release the need for perfection in order to find spiritual magic.
An opposition from Jupiter to Chiron encourages us to look clearly at our belief system and understand how our suffering allows us to connect with compassion for those who suffer just as we do.
Make no mistake; suffering is a significant and very human experience. If we use our suffering to understand the suffering of others, and we use that understanding to be of service to others, we will live a rich life indeed.
As the Virgo Moon trine Pluto and conjunct Jupiter on Monday evening, your ability to open your mind to new spiritual and emotional horizons is deeply empowered.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016:
Фотография картины Игоря Орлова by Ujalov via Wiki Commons

Фотография картины Игоря Орлова by Ujalov via Wiki Commons

Wednesday begins with the Moon still in Virgo and forming a sextile to Mars. Beginning the day with physical activity would be ideal. Go for a run, get to the gym, or go for a spirited walk in the woods. Consider this physical activity to be a significant part of your day. Put real energy into that activity, no halfhearted efforts.
The rest of the day is likely to be quiet and uneventful. Do not start any significant activities or projects. This is the day to catch up on routine details; clean out your e-mail box, organize your files, or get the laundry caught up.
With the Moon in Virgo, it may not be easy, but please have low expectations for yourself and others.
When the Moon enters Libra at 5:42 PM EST, the energy will change significantly. How about turning this long, uneventful day into a delightful, spontaneous ‘date night’ or an evening with friends? Make the most of Wednesday evening.
Thursday, February 25, 2016:
Thursday and Friday of this week are important days to be consciously aware of your habitual communication patterns and thought processes. It may feel as though you have a little dance going on inside your mind. This dance is playing out between the need to stabilize your thinking even as you are taking risks to explore outside the box of your standardized thinking.
Take the time to consider what began in November 2015. At that time, Mercury conjunct Saturn, beginning the current cycle between them. Now, as Mercury sextile Saturn, we are given an opportunity to explore changes that have come directly from a line of thought or communication that began in late November 2015. There is no action required (yet), there is simply an opportunity to see things with new eyes and to understand more fully the importance of where our thoughts and communications bring us.
Explore different ways to communicate what feels important. Take your communications and your mindscapes seriously, even as the sextile between Mercury and Uranus (exact on Friday) wants to tell a more exciting, unusual, and innovative story.
Friday, February 26, 2016:
After Thursday’s sextile from Mercury to Saturn, on Friday, we have a sextile from Mercury to Uranus; both speak of opportunities, possibilities, and explorations for the mind.
If you are feeling mentally heavy or serious and you have a partner or friend that is exploring more unusual ways of thinking that are outside your comfort zone, pay attention. Certainly, it could be the other way around with you playing in an innovative, exciting space while your friend or partner is very seriously or conservatively inclined.
Right now, we have very different energies playing out in the arena of the mind. Oftentimes, it is easier to ‘see’ one side of this equation as coming from someone close to us, rather than the confusion that can happen when we try to hold both sides of the issue that are really each a part of us.
This could manifest in issues of study, conversations, or communications of all kinds. You may consider this as an opportunity to explore serious study opportunities… AH! This is the perfect time to begin a serious study of astrology!
Both Uranus and Saturn are honored in astrological study. The serious (Saturn) and the innovative and unusual (Uranus) are brought to the mind for study (Mercury).*
Allow space to pay attention to your thinking, your ideas, and your mental gymnastics. Enjoy the opportunities and the potential for quirky, yet serious thinking.
*Contact me for learning opportunities. 🙂
Coucher de Soleil by MedBerkane via Wiki Commons

Coucher de Soleil by MedBerkane via Wiki Commons

Saturday, February 27, 2016:
You may notice a considerable change in your emotional state as the Moon enters the quiet, secretive realm of Scorpio on Saturday at 6:27 AM EST. While the Moon is in Scorpio, we are aware of our deep emotions on a very personal level. Whatever we feel, we feel intensely. We are interested in what is beneath the words that are spoken.
With the Moon in Scorpio, we understand that knowledge is power and we know how to get to the bottom of things. We have no interest in conversations or interactions on a superficial level. We want to understand the depth and extent of our own power and what holds us back. The Scorpio Moon encourages intimacy and passion, deep passion.
Maintaining clarity regarding your own integrity is crucial. Manipulative tactics may offer themselves as a possibility, exposing a very immature side of Scorpio. Rise to the level of highest integrity. Remember, that the true symbol of Scorpio is the phoenix. The phoenix is a mythical bird of great longevity. When her life cycle is complete, the phoenix sacrifices its current self through fire and renews itself three days later.
This speaks to your need to sacrifice parts of yourself in order for deep and true transformation to occur. Consider what needs to be burned out of your own soul in order to reach the heights that you are being called to.
Sunday, February 28, 2016:
Once each year, the Sun meets with Neptune (exact at 10:46 AM EST). This begins the annual cycle between them. The Sun brings warmth and light to areas of your imagination, inspiration, sensitivity, or confusion.
It is a good idea to pay attention to how you start this cycle, as it will lay the groundwork for your spiritual growth or your artistic endeavors throughout the year. If you are on a path of spiritual growth, take extra time in meditation on Sunday. If you are an artist of any kind, pay attention to what artistic endeavors you begin now.
If you feel lost in fog, or if you have a hard time understanding the difference between reality and fantasy, simply allow that confusion. Do not try to fight against it. Approach any difficulties with humor, deep compassion, and love.
* In these 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 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.