"We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more." - Carl Gustav Jung

Monday, February 22, 2016

Full Moon In Virgo

   Details, details, details... why not just take care of them and free yourself up to do other things you'd like when all the necessary tasks are out of the way?! The Moon is squarely in Virgo all day long, directly opposing the Sun at 1:20pm, the exact time of today's Full Moon. Other than this major alignment, things are relatively quiet, although we are set up for a bouncy ride tomorrow, hence the need to take care of details today.

   There is an approaching lunar aspect to nebulous Neptune overnight that may lull you into a dreamlike state which can bring doubt, confusion or a sense of everything is alright, so there's nothing else I need to take care of right now. Be diligent in your to-do list today because that may be a false impression which blocks an important detail you forgot.

   So, what does the Full Moon in Virgo reflect on? As Virgo is ruled by Mercury, it has to do with intellectual pursuits, especially when careful attention to detail is required. The tendency to be overly critical of yourself or others is really strong here, so keep good Virgo boundaries and just critique your own progress. No brow-beating allowed, just skill building and clearing up mistakes as you go!

   Another focus is on diet and nutrition, which could involve cleaning out or restocking your herbs and spices, perhaps taking a good look at more natural foods for healthier digestion and therefore better overall well-being. There are books on healthy eating and cooking which can bolster your knowledge of practical applications in your own kitchen. If you're not a cook and eat out a lot, do some research on which food establishments provide organic alternatives and preservative-free dining. The closer to nature the better, and your digestive system will thank you for all the little changes you make now. Here's a link to a website where you can sign up for a healthy Newsletter which my friend Sheri Bishop, a Nutrition specialist in Vermont writes weekly: Striketrue

  All week, the Sun in Pisces edges closer to his conjunction with Neptune on Sunday, the 28th. Allow yourself room to daydream, paint, dance, listen to inspiring music and connect with your inner divine self. Escapism is out, that is... avoid sticking your head in the sand and not taking care of business earlier in the week. Wednesday and Thursday are good days for finding harmony in relationships and beatifying your environment. Friday  is a go-with-the-flow kind of day as the Libra Moon is void-of-course all day before moving into Scorpio early Saturday morning. There is more than a bit of mystery surrounding the end of the week.

   In the meantime, remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground, as you listen to that small still voice within~

Monday, February 8, 2016

Aquarius New Moon

   The energies surrounding this Aquarian New Moon can be quite dramatic for breaking old patterns or stirring the pot, which will you choose?! If you have planets at 19 degrees of the Fixed signs, within 5 degrees either side, you will feel the affects more strongly than most. The good news is that aspects to the Sun and Moon today support breaking old patterns while building new supportive ones for our dreams and our lives!

   A lunar aspect to productive Saturn in fiery Sagittarius early this morning gave a helping hand to inspiring thoughts for new connections that can bring progress as we move into another month-long lunar cycle.  Add in a similar contact with revolutionary Uranus and excitement built for thinking outside the box. Sudden change and rash action are a no-no, but if you have been thinking of what needs to change, the timing is right to begin the process of letting go and moving forward.

   A challenging link-up from the Moon to aggressive Mars makes this a good day to think about much needed change. If it's past time to take drastic action, summon up your inner strength. However, if you're just ticked off about something, it won't help matters to force the issue. Wait to take any action until Wednesday when the universe is more supportive and while the Moon is in compassionate Pisces. We are in a long void-of-course Moon phase for the rest of today, lasting into early tomorrow morning. Avoid new starts for a couple of days.

   Wednesday brings a very helpful connection when Venus and Jupiter form a flowing trine between pragmatic Capricorn and meticulous Virgo. This can manifest as a positive relationship built on trust, full of worth and value. As with any Venus/Jupiter connection, there is a caution not to overdo a good thing because it could backfire mid-afternoon.

   The quiet of Thursday, even under an Aries Moon, could be the kind of cosmic weather you need to present a new idea or proposal. There are no significant aspects that day to stand in the way. Aries Moon is still in effect Friday with a mixed bag of aspects for change along with a caution not to go overboard or force-feed your ideas onto others.

   For the most part, a Taurus Moon stabilizes things over the weekend with a very supportive alignment between Mars (energy and drive) and Jupiter (expansion) Saturday night. An opportunity may be presented that helps you better plan your steps to success, especially in business affairs. Take it easy on Sunday and avoid hurt feelings by being clear and not having unrealistice expectations of yourself or others.

   Remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground~