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The Week Ahead – A Powerful One Indeed

This week is filled with significant astrological transits that promise to bring both intensity and inspiration. Funny how I keep saying I’m going to write less on this weekly blog but I keep doing it. Perhaps it is a compulsion! I hope you are enjoying it!

On Tuesday, Mars enters Aquarius, infusing our actions and endeavors with innovation, rebellion, and a desire for collective progress. Simultaneously, Venus sextiles Neptune, fostering compassion, creativity, and spiritual connections in our relationships and artistic pursuits.

Wednesday brings a powerful alignment as Mars conjuncts Pluto, intensifying our desires, passions, and motivations while urging us to confront deep-seated issues and embrace the powerful changes we are in the midst of.

On Friday, the energy shifts towards practicality and stability with the First Quarter Moon in Taurus, prompting us to take action towards our goals with determination and patience. Additionally, Venus enters Aquarius, encouraging freedom, individuality, and unconventional expressions of love and beauty. However, Mercury square Uranus on the same day may bring sudden insights, disruptions, or conflicts in communication and decision-making processes.

The week culminates with Venus conjunct Pluto on Saturday, intensifying our relationships and desires, and pushing us ever deeper into the changes at hand.

Finally, on Sunday, the Sun enters Pisces, ushering in a dreamy and intuitive time characterized by compassion, creativity, and sensitivity.

Overall, this week invites us to embrace change, delve deep into our desires, and connect with our inner selves and others on a profound level as we navigate the dynamic profound changes of our times.

It’s a gift to exist, and with existence comes suffering. There’s no escaping that, but if you are grateful for your life, then you must be grateful for all of it. ~Stephen Colbert

A SURGE OF ENTHUSIASM

Monday, February 12, 2024

Today, with the moon entering Aries at 8:26 am EST, expect a surge of fiery energy and enthusiasm. It’s a day for taking initiative, embracing new beginnings, and fearlessly pursuing your goals. Channel the adventurous spirit of Aries to start projects, initiate conversations, and overcome obstacles with confidence. Remember to balance your assertiveness with kindness toward others.

Using the whole sign house system, notice what house, holds Aries in your chart. This is an area of life where you are learning courage and an area that is highlighted today.

 

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REBELLION AND INNOVATION

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Today, Mars having been in Capricorn since January 4th, enters Aquarius where it will remain until March 22nd. During this time you can expect a sense of rebellion and innovation in our actions and plans. During this time we’re encouraged to embrace our individuality, pursue unconventional paths, and contribute to collective causes.

Meanwhile, today’s Moon in Aries adds a fiery and assertive tone to the day, fueling our drive to take on challenges with courage and enthusiasm.

Additionally, Venus sextile Neptune fosters a harmonious blend of love, compassion, and creativity, inspiring us to express our deepest emotions and connect with others with sensitivity.

 

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POTENT INTENSITY AND POWER

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Today carries intense energies as Mars conjuncts Pluto, creating a potent combination of power and change. This alignment urges us to delve deep into our desires, confront hidden truths, and embrace change fearlessly. However, it’s essential to channel this energy constructively, as the intensity of Mars and Pluto together can lead to power struggles, conflicts, and emotional upheaval if not managed wisely. Use this alignment as an opportunity for empowerment, growth, and releasing anything that no longer serves your highest good.

The Moon enters Taurus at 10:02 am EST, bringing a desire for stability, comfort, and security. Taurus, an earth sign ruled by Venus, seeks pleasure and material well-being, encouraging us to indulge in sensual pleasures and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. However, with the Moon forming challenging aspects to Mars and Pluto, there may be tension between our emotional needs for stability and the intense transformative energies at play.

It’s essential to find a balance between grounding ourselves in the present moment and being open to the changes and challenges that arise. Take time to nurture yourself, practice self-care, and find moments of peace amidst the turbulence of the day.

 

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THE EVENING BRINGS A TWIST

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Today, the Moon remains steadfast in Taurus throughout, amplifying our desire for comfort, stability, and sensual pleasures. Taurus, an earth sign ruled by Venus, encourages us to indulge in life’s simple luxuries, prioritize self-care, and connect with nature. However, as the evening approaches, the Moon forms a conjunction with Uranus, the planet of innovation and unpredictability. This brings an unexpected twist to the day, disrupting our routines and inviting us to embrace change with open arms. While the stability-seeking energy of Taurus may initially resist Uranus’ influence, this conjunction encourages us to break free from stagnant patterns, embrace spontaneity, and explore new possibilities. It’s a time to expect the unexpected and remain open to opportunities for growth and change.

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CURIOSITY AND EXPLORATION

Friday, February 16, 2024

At 10:am EST, we reach the First Quarter Moon in Taurus, which emphasizes practicality, stability, and determination. This lunar phase encourages us to take action toward our goals while remaining grounded and patient.

However, at 11:05 am EST, the energy takes a turn as Venus enters Aquarius, infusing relationships and finances with a sense of freedom, innovation, and unconventional thinking. Venus in Aquarius values individuality, social justice, and intellectual connection, fostering a desire for unique experiences and progressive ideals in matters of love and money.

At 2:40 pm EST, the Moon enters Gemini, heightening curiosity, communication, and versatility. This lunar transit encourages us to explore new ideas, connect with others through stimulating conversations, and adapt to changing circumstances with ease.

However, as the day comes to a close, Mercury squares Uranus at 10:52 pm, creating tension between our thoughts and communication. This aspect may bring sudden insights, disruptions, or misunderstandings in our interactions and decision-making processes. It’s essential to remain flexible, open-minded, and patient, as we navigate the shifting energies and embrace the opportunities for growth and learning presented to us today.

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INTENSIFICATION

Saturday, February 17, 2024

In the wee hours of the morning, Venus forms a conjunction with Pluto. We can anticipate an intensification of our relationships, desires, and passions while Venus travels through this fixed water sign (until March 11th). Venus in Scorpio urges us to dive deeply into matters of love, intimacy, and profound personal change. During this time hidden desires, power dynamics, or issues of trust within partnerships, may be revealed, prompting us to confront and address them with honesty. While this can be a challenging time, it also offers the potential for profound growth and catharsis as you delve into deep shadows and emerge with a deeper understanding of yourself and your relationships.

Today’s Moon in Gemini enhances communication, curiosity, and adaptability, encouraging us to explore new ideas, engage in stimulating conversations, and embrace variety in our experiences. However, it’s important to navigate the day with mindfulness and sensitivity. By staying open-minded, communicative, and willing to delve beneath the surface, we can harness the powerful potential of the day to deepen connections and cultivate a greater understanding of ourselves and others.

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THE SUN ENTERS PISCES – HEIGHTENING SENSITIVITY

Sunday, February 18, 2024

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The Moon remains in Gemini until 10:25 pm EST when it moves into Cancer. While in Gemini, the Moon fosters curiosity, communication, and adaptability, encouraging us to explore new ideas, engage in lively conversations, and remain flexible in our approach to daily tasks. As the Moon enters Cancer later in the evening, our focus turns inward toward our emotional needs, home, and family.

The big change occurs at 11:12 pm EST, when the Sun enters Pisces, marking the beginning of a dreamy and intuitive time. The Sun will remain in Pisces until March 19th.

With the Sun in Pisces, expect a time of heightened sensitivity, imagination, and intuition. Pisces, the final sign of the zodiac, invites us to dissolve boundaries and connect with the universal energies that surround us. This period encourages introspection, spiritual exploration, and creative expression. You may find yourself more empathetic and compassionate towards others, as well as drawn to artistic pursuits or activities that nourish the soul. However, there can also be a tendency towards escapism or idealism, so it’s important to maintain balance and stay grounded. This is a time for embracing empathy, exploring your dreams, and tapping into the deeper currents of the unconscious mind.

 

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Simple Meanings of the 12 Houses

  • 1st House (House of Self): Represents personal identity, physical appearance, how others perceive you, as well as the energy that calls you forward
  • 2nd House (House of Possessions): Focuses on personal resources, finances, material possessions, and your self-worth
  • 3rd House (House of Communication): Governs communication, siblings, short trips, and your immediate environment
  • 4th House (House of Home): Concerns regarding your home, family, roots, ancestry, and emotional foundation
  • 5th House (House of Creativity): Relates to self-expression, romance, creativity, children, and pleasure
  • 6th House (House of Routines): Deals with day-to-day routines, health, personal self-care, daily responsibilities, and service to others
  • 7th House (House of Partnerships): Involves relationships, marriage, business partnerships, and all one-on-one relationships, including open enemies
  • 8th House (House of Transformation): Focuses on shared resources, other people’s values, shared intimacy, the management of boundaries, and powerful transformation
  • 9th House (House of World-View): Relates to higher understanding, long-distance travel, education, philosophy, and religion
  • 10th House (House of Career): Relates to your career, vocation, public image, reputation, and worldly aspirations.
  • 11th House (House of Community): Governs community, like-minded Others, social networks, and those who support your goals and aspirations
  • 12th House (House of Deep Knowing): Deals with the subconscious mind, spirituality, hidden knowing, retreat from the world