STARGAZER FEBRUARY 2015
February is off to a roaring start with Mars conjunct Chiron (January 31st, 15 Pisces) and Venus conjunct Neptune (February 1st, 6 Pisces). Wishful thinking and rebellious behavior is likely now, as urgency towards embracing the divine and sublime motivates our actions and activities. Visionary and creative urges are enhanced, and inspiration underscores a desire to make a crucial breakthrough via Mars – Chiron. The MO on this one is very provocative and even potentially controversial. We are guided towards taking an opportunity to heal a wound by taking drastic action, possibly precipitated by an external event that reveals our sensitivity or issues associated with our self esteem, and an undercurrent of outrageous behavior can precipitate under these influences. Chiron is a bit of a renegade, and willing to do things that are disruptive to the status quo, thus your actions here may meet with the disfavor of more conventional individuals. With Mars sensitizing a delicate issue in this part of the chart, there can be an abrasive episode in which we have to stand up for ourselves. Man your battle stations, but allow compassion to be the weapon of choice, especially if you feel goaded, bullied or otherwise. Venus – Neptune taps us right into the heart of our desires through fantasy and the illusory. Not everything we see, feel or desire right now is real, so to speak, but this contact does reveal what we consider ideal and offers a massive dose of inspiration to pursue the fulfillment of that vision.
The potent Uranus – South Node conjunction in Aries is still a strong force at the beginning of the month, activated by a Full Moon in Leo on the 3rd. This incredible lunation taps into the force of the forming Jupiter – Uranus trine, amplifying spirited interaction, creativity and the desire for liberation. The Leo Full Moon is very uplifting, and acts as a catalyst to shake off the doldrums of Winter. The message is that regardless how far we may have yet to go to accomplish our dreams, there is enormous value in embracing happiness and satisfaction with life exactly how it is right now. This positivity can and will lead us to the success we seek in the future. Make time for fun and recreation during this Full Moon. Creative and self expressive activities are also highlighted and can be very successful now. The Sun contacts the Nodal Axis from 13 Aquarius as we build into the Full Moon phase, so there is a great deal of activity occurring in addition to the aforementioned… The future is in our sights and news, events and realizations that occur around the 3rd are very indicative of what lies ahead, as well as how to get there! It’s possible someone in a position of prestige or authority may assist us in some way, though our own efforts, particularly those made last August as well as in October, bear significantly on the results we enjoy at this time.
Mercury direct on the 11th allows for a solution to a problematic situation that has hindered our progress to be revealed. Productivity, intellectual exchanges and commercial activities will see a positive boost. Three reoccurring aspects really informed this retrograde cycle: Mercury sextile Uranus, Mercury to the Nodal Axis, and the sextile of Mercury to Saturn in Sagittarius. Mercury makes a long contact to Saturn, (the 1st contact occurred January 5th,) effective between the dates of February 6th – 19th, during it’s station, remaining in a close distance (max 3 degrees,) for this entire length of time. Unlike the wild and wooly (though highly insightful!) Uranus contacts, and the trans – dimensional qualities (past – future life orientation) of the evolutionary Nodal axis contacts, this long transit to Saturn really connects us to the nitty gritty of the here and now and stimulates awareness of the goals indicated by Saturn in Sagittarius, or our “work in progress” area for the next 2 + years. Saturn deliberately restricts our view so we can handle the challenges of the present moment, exclusive of diversions. This can be a process that feels arduous, but is ultimately highly productive, hang in there!
By the time of the 2nd Aquarius New Moon (Feb. 18th) all the pieces are really beginning to fall into place. Attend a (Lunar) Chinese New Year celebration to consecrate the profound renewal that is occurring in your life right now. The Aries Moon conjunct Venus and Mars on the 20th brings incredible vitality and life force into play. Libido energy may fly off the charts! Though we are a month off the Spring Equinox, a real awakening occurs now, and we are encouraged to yield to the arousal of passion. Mercury communicates with the Nodal Axis one last time on the 27th, illuminating the details that will allow you to put a crucial agenda into motion to move forward on your evolutionary journey.
By the end of the month, the Aries stellium is building in force, and we enter one of the most dynamic and engaging periods of 2015. What occurs now stimulates vital activations, building in emphasis through the Summer and into early Fall. Contacts coming in March continue to motivate us to engage with the enormous opportunities of the Jupiter – Uranus trine. We get very encouraging indications during the final week of February as Venus and Mars link up in Aries trine to Saturn (Sagittarius) that all is moving in the right direction. The conjunction of Venus and Mars on it’s own engenders a really enticing romantic – sexual ambience. Circumstances at this point, however, signify a certain gravity is present within a newly forming relationship. We will not engage another explicitly for the sake of indulging in pleasure or flirtation, but in order to ensure progress is made within our long range objectives. This is a positive development, and success comes where we are willing to bring love, imagination and creative life force towards goals we consider to be of paramount importance. From the relational standpoint, we are seeking endurance and longevity, not a flash in the pan romance. A person who enters our life at this time as a potential lover or partner must in someway augment (or at the very least understand,) these goals. Slow and steady!
Weekly horoscopes February 1 – 7, 2015
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ARIES: You are considering a really provocative change in your behind the scenes, private or hidden life, and revealing a secret could feel highly therapeutic if not utterly transformative at this time. You connect gloriously to your creative abilities this week, and despite a few months of dormancy where a love affair was concerned, you may find the confidence to rekindle a connection. Tuesday and Friday speak to this brilliantly – make your move! Mid week is a bit more contentious, holding onto that secret is keeping your love life in limbo. Hopes and aspirations for the future are also highlighted, and the work you do collectively with a group or organization, or otherwise in your academic life, can be showcased, genuinely enhancing your reputation. Structuring an educational objective, publishing or broadcasting endeavor over the coming weeks is also indicated. You can nail down particulars between the 5th and 19th, and put this into motion by the last week of the month.
TAURUS: A residential matter shows major signs of improvement this week, with a professional opportunity Friday signaling a positive shift in your arrangements, possibly even a relocation to take an offer for a prestigious position. A conversation behind the scenes Thursday gets the wheels turning on this, but no sudden moves (Mercury retrograde), and keep it hush – hush until all the pieces fall into place around the 18th. Nailing down the details and refining the agenda is a highly productive use of the energy available over the next two weeks. An intriguing romantic episode is stimulated over this weekend, and a social occasion or event can present an significant introduction. Friends and allies provide a wonderful sounding off for your aspirations at this time as well, particularly those linked to creative industries, and your hopes and dreams can be made true by working with others at this time. You can heal a wound or rift through your associates at this time.
GEMINI: A professional pattern that has limited your ability to reach out to bigger and better opportunities is associated with feelings of self worth, a theme that is paramount and triggered by an event this weekend. The better you feel about yourself, the better you feel about what you have to offer. It might be time to take a radical action and show what you are really made of. Creativity or partnering with others to seek success is another significant topic, and likely stimulates a great deal of conversation and negotiation, particularly Thursday, when you can begin to nail down some of the details in an agreement or decision associated with your career. This is a theme that lasts through the 19th, and a thorough assessment of the details involved will prove a valuable use of your time, leading to lasting success. The Full Moon Tuesday sees you at your expressive heights and you can take to the pen, page, your blog or even the streets the numerous ideas that have been percolating in your psyche. An eruption of ideas Friday sees you quite busy – keep your schedule open to adjustments.
CANCER: Financially there have been hit or miss conditions over the prior six months, and it’s safe to say not all your initiatives have matured adequately enough to be considered a success or failure. You do, however, get a solid indication Tuesday (though Friday is also significant,) of at least one positive outcome for something you put into motion about six months ago. Conditions continue to be bewildering through next week, but an upturn is still likely at this time. Far more intriguing, if not enticing, will be your prospects for a romantic encounter, with events Sunday the 1st triggering a significant meeting or culmination in your love life. Broadening of horizons (through travel and education) or engaging cultural interests opens the door to an illuminating experience. Perfection!
LEO: You feel empowered this week, Leo, and rightfully so, but don’t let your confidence allow you to get duped into a dicey financial agreement. Those magic beans might not be all they are cracked up to be, after all. You may be ready to make a meaningful, intimate commitment at this time, and very magical auspices are present in this phase to connect on a deeply sensual, even tantric level – with a lover. Healing is possible through this contact. Allowing your partner to have the upper hand at the end of the week will work wonders towards finding an amenable solution to any conflict that may arise. A situation can quickly become divisive if you take on airs of moral or ethical superiority, so watch your attitude, esp. with Mercury still in retrograde. You have the power to negotiate a standing agreement in a professional relationship or with a life partner between the 5th and 19th. A thorough appraisal of what each of you brings to the table, as well as mutual expectations, can be clarified in this phase.
VIRGO: You may be feeling a bit sentimental under these auspices, and the realization that certain elements of your life are moving into the soon to be past tense (as you move forward into bold new territory,) can stimulate a certain nostalgia. Also in the balance is a close relationship and whether this rather radical association can continue. Events this weekend will implore you to answer this question, assuming you can cut through the dense romantic fog that you have shrouded this individual in. If it “hurts so good” you might be in for a rude awakening, though you’ll start to come to your senses Thursday, as the Moon transits your sign. You can get your house in order as well, just be careful what, or whom, you sweep under the carpet. A life – work balance is coming into focus from Thursday through the 19th. You are likely clarifying goals at work or within residential matters, if not both, during this period.
LIBRA: Friends and alliances are in the frame and will likely be celebrating a major victory with you as a cherished wish or dream comes true under the auspices of Tuesday’s Full Moon. You can nurture a love vibration in the early part of the week by enhancing wellness and taking care of yourself, though this could equally imply an office romance. Demonstrating your creativity and imagination on the job can lead to an exciting assignment that taps your natural artistry. Ambivalence surrounding an enterprise connected to your self expression or a love affair begins to dissipate on Thursday. Someone comes through for you in a most amazing and unexpected way this week, and you begin to feel more confident in the future of this project or association.
SCORPIO: You are on the verge of taking a huge leap of faith in a romantic relationship or within a creative project. Why hold back? You are likely still getting dogged by residential concerns, these will dissipate soon enough. For now, it is worthwhile to entertain the options being presented, especially where you can engage passionately through self expression or a provocative romantic relationship. Imagination is key and provides insight into the nature of true love. A very crucial professional development highlights the hard work you have been doing over the prior 6 months during the Full Moon on Tuesday, and you stand to make substantial gains as a result. Opportunity beacons, and you may need to make a drastic revision in your living situation to accommodate growth in your career. Profits can be derived from a work from home business or personal enterprise, with good results coming on Thursday from a project you have put sustained time and effort into. You can nail down a budget or reach a defining decision about your living situation (and the way these are related) between the 5th and 19th. A clearheaded appraisal takes you far.
SAGITTARIUS: Really revealing circumstances in your residential and personal life at the beginning of the week signal changes occurring in your domestic realm. A very loving experience may be on tap, or you can use this energy to create positive synergy in your environment to draw affection and romance. A beautification or redecoration project can work wonders. Vanguard energy also predominates, and if your mostly nomadic existence is beginning to wear on you, you may consider putting your roots down, perhaps even with someone you have feelings for. The Full Moon Tuesday has your name all over it, and adventure beacons. You feel incredibly revitalized. Articulating your needs will be possible over the coming weeks, though a sense of caution will preside and you may not be overt or demonstrative. You are in a process of defining yourself as a mature and responsible individual, and this will be reflected in your choices this month.
CAPRICORN: A very positive financial emphasis comes into frame this week with very exciting (though highly unexpected!) developments culminating around the Full Moon on Tuesday, and the hard work of the last six months finally bearing fruit. Your capacity to innovate is highlighted, though your steady and persevering nature is what ultimately brings in the success. This will be most evident on Thursday, and you can work efficiently towards a financial objective between now and the 19th. Communication, and the audience with whom you share your ideas, is highlighted this weekend, and a very tender expression of affection may open doors in a love relationship. A desire to provoke controversies through the written or spoken word is equally signified. Express yourself, just be wary that you might stoke the fires of discontent with a rogue social media post or scandalous text message. Is it worth it?
AQUARIUS: Tuesday’s Full Moon lights up your love life brilliantly, and even if the last few months have seen a downturn in matters of affection, you stand to make demonstrable progress with a partner in the coming weeks. You express yourself with complete candor Monday, and Thursday through the 19th are highly fruitful for nailing down particulars, especially where you might be revitalizing, remaking or re-envisioning your image and identity. Meanwhile, a strong financial emphasis over the weekend sees you lavishing beautiful gifts on the one you desire, or taking a radical turn in measures associated with your earnings. Your personal economy is dually impacted by your ability to be imaginative coupled with a measure of provocative daring. Feelings of personal worth and self esteem hold sway over your values and earnings. There is the potential of going totally over board Friday with a spouse or lover, which presents a sort of “be careful what you wish for” scenario. Ardent passion and an incredible opportunity is in store within the realm of partnership in this phase, though you may wish to wait another week (when Mercury is direct) to make a standing decision.
PISCES: You are working intently and resolutely on a very significant professional matter at this time. From Thursday of this week through the 19th you will see a complete overhaul of a strategy or project, and can make substantial progress nailing down the particulars in this phase. This is underscored by a highly auspicious development at work during the Full Moon on Tuesday. Your productivity is rewarded, and accolades for work well done motivates you towards your next success. Highly provocative and alluring auspices over this weekend illuminate your desire for love and passionate exchange with another. You may take a chance on a seemingly unlikely or even provocative alliance, though it could be exactly what you need right now. Your creative powers are at an all time high – equally so is your sensitivity to stimulation and empathic awareness of others. These qualities are linked inextricably as it turns out. Consider in what ways you can you protect yourself from being too vulnerable, but remain open at the same time.
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