Friday, March 1, 2013
This month's full moon is in Libra on March 27, 2013 at 5:28 am EST. The Sun is in Aries and the Moon is in Libra. This is a very intense full moon, magnifying the ongoing square between Uranus (revolution) and Pluto (transformation). The urge to take action and make changes in your life is strong now. This energy is completely different from the energy of early March. Venus (relationships, finances) and Mars (action, will) are also in fiery Aries, giving us the impetus to make the necessary changes in relationships and finances. Be aware of how your actions affect others and remain compassionate when dealing with others. This is a time of pivotal choices, where you can choose a life of love or fear. What will you choose ?
On March 20, the Sun makes its annual move into Aries, beginning the astrological new year. The astrological chart for this equinox hints at the energy of the next three months, until the summer solstice in June. Peaceful Venus is rising, boding well for relationships and finances of all kinds. However, the Moon in Cancer is opposite Pluto, indicating potential power struggles in relationships if our boundaries are not strong. We are encouraged not to take things personally, to take a step back and look at the bigger picture of events and situations. What are these events trying to teach us about our feelings and relationships ? Make changes accordingly. Happy spring !!!!
The new moon this month occurs in Pisces on March 11, 2013 at 3:52 pm EST. Both the Sun and the Moon are in Pisces, a water sign that can be very nebulous and confusing, and relates to divine will and consciousness. Neptune (spirituality), Chiron (healing), Mercury (communication), Venus (relationships, finances) and Mars (action, will) are in Pisces as well. With Mercury still retrograde until March 17, this is not a time to start anything new. The path is not clear right now. This is a time for inner reflection and focus and going with the flow. Towards the end of March when many of the planets move into Aries, the energy will begin to move again.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Valentine's Day occurs on February 14 every year. The Sun is always in Aquarius on Valentine's Day, encouraging us to connect with friends and socialize. The Moon is in Aries on this day, not the most compassionate of moon placements. Be aware of emotional outbursts. With four planets in Pisces, including Mars, and Mercury, it may be hard to get up and get going. Thanks to all this Pisces energy, our words are calm and soothing today, and it will be easy to say 'I love you' at the end of the day.
On February 23, Mercury turns retrograde in Pisces, until March 17. We may feel a strong desire at this time to connect to something greater than ourselves, and dissolve boundaries that no longer serve us in a positive way. This can be a challenging time for travel, technology and communication. This is a good time to do inner work, journal and finish up projects previously started.
Saturn goes retrograde February 18 until July 7. With Saturn in Scorpio, healing our unconscious behaviour continues to be the focus. This is the time to review our progress since early October, and change what still needs to be addressed.
This month's full moon is in Virgo on February 25, 2013 at 3:26 pm EST. The Sun is in Pisces and the Moon is in Virgo.
Full moons bring to the light that which has been in the dark. In Virgo, we can look at what needs to be changed in the area of diet, exercise and health. With five planets in Pisces now, the urge to surrender and go with the flow is strong. This is when the magic happens !!!
The new moon this month occurs in Aquarius on February 9, 2013 at 8:21 pm EST. Both the Sun and the Moon are in Aquarius, an air sign that relates to the collective consciousness, progress, new inventions and the world at large. Aquarius signifies our search for individuality and independence. It is where we collaborate with others, co-operate and create anew. This new moon helps to free us from our attachments to money and material goods, and realize that the only thing of real value is love. With the North Node in Scorpio, it is time to stop denying our shadow, own our power in a positive, healthy way, and stop projecting our issues onto others.