Sunday, February 25, 2018

Astrology Forecast for Creatives | Week of February 26th - mental tension, healing, intuition, culminations, Full Moon, challenges at the beginning of the week then things lighten up

I and you are one soul by Tanja Moss

This week is all about Pisces energy! Yes, again.

This is the last week we will have so much access to this kind of artistic, compassionate, spiritual intensity so take advantage of it and hold on tight if it is tossing you about.

Pisces can be all about the fantasy - romance, creative work, dreams. Many noses are dented from rose colored glasses by this time. Others chapped from tissues. There could be an emphasis on healing, illness and even hospitals now. People and situations we thought we'd put away. Memories. Addictive tendencies and escape hatches could be activated for all of us, so pay attention. We could easily self-sabotage ourselves now with our words or actions (or in-actions), so stay frosty and grounded. Secrets can come to light. Deception/despair/delusion are possible.

And, so are real opportunities for peace and bliss. Universal love is Pisces, too.

(thank the Pisces in your life for carrying this energy for the collective ALL THE TIME - this isn't easy is it, Pisces? I think I hear a big, splashy AMEN to that one!)

This has been about pushing us toward the optimal aim represented by the sign of Pisces - emotional realism. Separating fantasy from reality so that we know when we are fantasizing (fantasy is important!) and we know not to substitute fantasy for reality. Given Pisces ruler Neptune's reputation for dissolving whatever isn't "real" - it is not surprising that the things we wanted to "just think true" which aren't so true are melting away at a rapid clip.

This week is almost two separate weeks - the energy before the Full Moon (Thursday) which is more challenging (but we will probably get more done) and the energy after the Moon - when things could lighten up (along with the Full Moon culminations, releases and whatever is brought to light).

The big transits of the week ahead are:

Mercury square Mars - Wednesday
Full Moon in Virgo, Venus trine Jupiter - Thursday
Mercury trine Jupiter - Friday
Sun conjunct Neptune, Mercury conjunct Venus, Venus & Mercury square the Galactic Center - Sunday

On MONDAY, the Moon is in sensitive Cancer and making her monthly opposition to Pluto (in Capricorn) - there could be some disruptive, defiant energy around in the morning. Some time to ourselves now could be a good idea. Interactions with authority might be challenging. There could be a roadblock or control issue we have to deal with.

We could be focused on Cancerian themes - home, family, real estate, history, our ancestors, a home business.

By lunchtime EST the Moon is trining Jupiter (in Scorpio) - so things should ease up. From now until the Moon goes void at 4:51PM EST would be the best time to engage with other people, take action on things and situations, push our New Moon agenda forward.

We only have a couple more days when the Moon will be waxing/growing this month! Use it or lose it. The Sun is sextiling (opportunity) Saturn for the next couple days and we can be very productive.

The Moon goes void off a square to unpredictable and freedom-loving Uranus which could bring an unexpected ending. We won't want to be boxed in now. Neither will anyone else. There could be some surprises and twists and turns in the late afternoon. Maybe call it a day and give yourself permission to do something different. It is usually best to use Uranian energy for the change we want, so disruptive change doesn't come looking for us!

The Moon will enter Leo at 11:42PM EST.

We also have Chiron squaring the Galactic Center (black hole in the center of our Milky Way Galaxy, late degree Sagittarius) for the next few weeks and this has been in play for a bit. The Galactic Center is often prominent in the charts of "whistle-blowers" - astrologically speaking those who steal the effectiveness of our Earthly "Gods" ie those in power, corporations, governments, etc through spreading the truth (Sagittarius). With Chiron (hurting/healing) squaring this space, one of the ways this could play out is for people with planets and points in late degree Sagittarius (near the Galactic Center) being activated through stress/tension to "speak truth to power".

On TUESDAY, the Moon is now in playful, creative Leo.

Venus is sextiling (opportunity) Pluto. This is good energy for situations involving love, money, women, shared resources, intimacy. This is good for deep focus and concentration. Relationships/investments started now can be long-lasting. The Moon faces multiple "between a rock and a hard place" situations, so there could be some flies in the ointment today - but we should be able to stay focused and on top of things.

On WEDNESDAY, Mercury (in Pisces) squares Mars (in Sagittarius) at 19 degrees.

The Venus issue (love, money, women, beauty, self-esteem, values) from last weekend will be spoken out loud now. There could be a disagreement/argument. Words can be thrown down like a challenge. It could be hard to focus on the facts because maybe the big-picture is overwhelming. Squares are tension/stress but they do stimulate action. They get the ball rolling.

Now, Mars is sitting with Vesta (devotion) in Sagittarius (truth, freedom), and Vesta in Sagittarius can create tunnel-vision. Our truth becomes the only truth there is and gets uber easily perverted by any inability to see the big picture and take other people's "truth" into consideration. Vesta will be in Sagittarius (due to her upcoming retrograde) off and on (she'll head into Capricorn in April, May and part of June) through the middle of September, so this story is far from over.

EXAMPLE FOR GEMINI/GEMINI RISING - this square is between your 10th and 7th houses - so career/work in the world is squaring partnerships/alliances. Who/what are you aligning yourself with in a public way or within your career? Is this partnership healthy/good for you? This might also be an issue between your career (what you are ambitious about) and your partner (what you are devoted to) or a partner's ambitions vs your devotions or your devotions vs the ambitions of someone/something you partner with - you get the idea. This could also be about a competitor/open enemy. Competition can sometimes be a good thing - stimulating creativity, innovation, action - until it isn't anymore. There is something challenging here from last week that now creates an argument/disagreement/impasse or tense conversation or we hear stressful news. Take care with the way you are 'languaging' what you are saying. Remember that North Node in Leo - follow your heart. Think before you speak now. With squares there are multiple angles to be considered.

(Trump is a Gemini Sun and I am thinking about his relationship with the NRA, about his ambitions conflicting with the NRA's devotions and vice versa - this is also the day the Sun gets to the degree - 9 degrees Pisces - where it was last year when Trump signed into law the rescission of Obama's mental health/gun policy restrictions. Maybe we'll have some news or some public statement/policy statement announced near Wednesday when that space gets re-activated by transit. Prayers (Pisces!) for a Trump pivot - he could take quite a few people with him.)

If you know the themes of your Pisces/Sagittarius houses you can see how this square might play out for you.

The Leo Moon is doing alot of adjusting today so situations involving Leo themes (or the themes of your natal Leo house) - children, creative projects, romance, recreation will require adjustments again.

The Moon goes void at 6:13PM EST and then moves into practical, solid Virgo at 12:57AM EST. The Moon's last aspect before the void is a trine (brakes off) to unpredictable Uranus.

We start the day on THURSDAY with a beautiful window of opportunity - Venus (in Pisces) trining Jupiter (in Scorpio). Working with Venus/Jupiter/Pisces/Scorpio themes will create the smoothest sailing - love, money, women, beauty, self-esteem, our values, travel, education, foreign issues, art, healing, research, legal issues, etc. Addictions could expand under this energy - keep this in mind and this trine could just make us very lazy but, honestly, this is excellent energy for just about everything! This is the healing balm to last weekend's Venus square.

At 7:51PM EST we have the Full Moon in Virgo (11 degrees). This is the reality check that puts a lid on eclipse season. The Venus/Jupiter trine assures us reality will be better, over time, than the dream anyway.

I will do a post by sign!

On FRIDAY, the Moon is in practical, detail-oriented Virgo.

Following in Venus's footsteps from yesterday, Mercury will trine (brakes off) Jupiter now. Jupiter is pretty much hanging out at 23 degrees Scorpio and preparing for his retrograde next week. This is the healing balm to Wednesday's Mercury square. Notice both today and yesterday's trines come through our Pisces and Scorpio houses.

The stress/tension we have been going through should start to ease up Thursday and Friday. .

The Moon goes void at 6:50PM EST with a opposition to Venus in Pisces.

The weekend is very emotional. Neptune starts a new story. Big changes are coming. We won't be able to control what’s happening - events will flow as they’re meant to almost as soon as we stop pushing. It will be in the weekend's post - along with some more details for Friday.

Use the beginning of the week to get stuff done - know there will be some obstacles and just do your best. Some of the challenges earlier in the week should ease up as we move into Thursday and Friday.

Back with that big Full Moon post by sign!

xo all

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Weekend Astrology Forecast for Creatives | plus the Parkland shooting, the eclipse, Trump and the legacy of Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Come see inside my bones by Natalia Drepina

FRIDAY just looks like a complete mess.

The Moon (in versatile, communicative Gemini) will:

1. square the Sun - giving us our First Quarter Moon. The First Quarter Moon is the first crisis point for whatever was seeded at the New Moon last week. In Gemini, our minds will be busy. We need to be flexible. We may need to be able to pivot. The square to the Pisces Sun tells us that maybe something is not being said here. Maybe important words/information is hidden/missing. A decision/choice might need to be made now in order to obtain the results we want at the Full Moon next week. We could be mentally frustrated.

2. square Mercury - this is kind of the same energy. Communications break down. We want to escape from the conversation. Our logical mind is challenged by our gut instinct.

3. square Neptune - disappointment maybe or feelings of being adrift, confusion, being vulnerable to deception. Keep in mind our silence might be taken for agreement and the same could be said of other people.

4. square Venus - emotional interactions with others, emotional money issues, not good for socializing, partnership stuff. Not a good date night. Probably best to postpone any meetings or interactions that require a need for cooperation or tact.

5. inconjuncts Saturn - trouble with an authority figure, pressure to conform or create a limit, criticism, responsibilities put us between a rock and a hard place

6. oppose Mars - anger, volatile emotions, spicy food is not a good idea for our digestion Friday night, just sayin'

With the Moon in Gemini, Friday will probably be a busy day - lots of communication, going here and there, but all these troublesome aspects (and lack of positive aspects) could create disconnect and lots of tension, stress and challenges. Information that comes in now might not be the complete picture or might not be true. Keep this in mind. 

Plan light. Drive safely.

Juno (contracts/commitments/relationships) will move into Pisces. This speaks of fated commitments and spiritual bonding. Also more rose colored glasses, this time concerning agreements - you know we haven't put those away yet, right? So maybe the vibe is so 'high' it feels almost wrong to 'get it in writing' (Juno will be in Pisces through April 28th) - but be aware of Pisces tendency to drift off course - better get it in writing! We will talk more about this transit as we move through it.

On SATURDAY, the Moon continues in Gemini until going void at 2:58PM EST. Maybe the morning is spent finishing up the stuff we didn't get to yesterday or trying to untangle whatever got tangled up.

The Moon will inconjunct both Pluto and Jupiter on his journey out of Gemini - this could bring up intense, moody emotions, maybe an overbearing need to share something. More rocks and hard places. The Moon's last aspect before the void is a sextile to Uranus maybe leaving us more open to change and chance encounters. Women (especially mothers) could provide excellent insight now. Our mood will be in flux.

By the time the Moon moves into Cancer at 10:06PM EST we will all be wanting to call it a night, especially after the last two stressful days, and snuggle up at home. Have some comfort food in the house, everyone is going to need it.

On SUNDAY, the Moon continues in sensitive, home and family focused Cancer.

Mars (in Sagittarius) is squaring Venus (in Pisces). This is tension between what we want (Venus) and what we have to do to get what we want (Mars). Men vs. women - we could probably either stay in bed and work this one out or get some boxing gloves and fight it out. People could be confrontational and think they know-it-all or more aggressively go after what they want.

Mercury conjuncts Neptune at 11 degrees Pisces (same degree Venus met Neptune earlier in the week so there could be a connection to that). Our thinking becomes more intuitive. But details are foggy and unclear. Conversations drift off course. We don't know what to believe. Not good energy for detailed work, but excellent for bigger picture thinking, meditation, art and healing. Words of compassion and forgiveness are possible now. Lies and deception are possible now, too. Information isn't quite as good (or maybe quite as bleak) as it is presented to be. Conspiracy theorists will be down even more rabbit holes if that is even possible anymore. Not a time to make an important decision. Good day to make a vision board.

The Sun (in Pisces) will sextile (opportunity) Saturn (in Capricorn). This is our dreams and sweat equity working together to produce real results.

Let's not lose sight that despite all the chaos and fog, it is PISCES SEASON - we pretty much just need to have a dream and show up (this showing up part is important), then magic wands start waving all over the place!

So unlike the Mercury/Neptune this aspect is practical, good for hard work and attention to details and unlike the Mars/Venus this aspect is opportunistic and agreeable - making Sunday a bit of a mixed bag depending on what is hitting what in your personal chart!

The Moon will trine Neptune at night making us feel sensitive and vulnerable. Maybe sad/melancholy. Good meditation energy. Good time to thank our ancestors. What a week!

xo all

You might remember when Trump took office he got busy dismantling Obama's second term (which having kicked off on a Void Moon was ripe for "nothing to come of it").

On February 15, 2017, Congress passed the one piece of gun legislation Trump has put forth so far and undid Obama's restrictions (which maybe weren't much anyway, but were something) aimed at mental illness.

The Sun was at 26 degrees Aquarius. The next time the Sun was at 26 degrees Aquarius was during the Parkland, Florida shooting on Valentine's Day 2018, one year later.

The Sun moved to meet the Moon at 27 degrees triggering the New Moon Solar Eclipse hours later, which you might remember had that aspect to Juno (contracts/what is worth keeping at all costs) - actually at the exact moment a heart-broken Florida mother was screaming at the cameras and pleading with Trump for help the Sun was being eclipsed by the Moon.

(our ancestors thought solar eclipses brought the death of the king as the Moon - the people, blocked out the Sun's rays -the king).

We know eclipses are very powerful and this one is tied into this shooting. There is powerful energy for change here.

That legislation was signed into law by Trump when the Sun was at 9 degrees Pisces. The Sun will return to 9 degrees Pisces next Wednesday just hours before the Full Moon in Virgo. Let's see what happens with this energy over the next week. And then what all of us do over the next 6 months as the eclipse energy plays out.

Trump probably has a greater ability to get something done with this issue than either Clinton or Sanders would have had with our current Congress and his supporters. His Gemini Sun gives him the ability to pivot. His Gemini North Node gives him a mandate to pivot

(yes, if you have a Gemini North Node - you come into this life knowing 'everything' and then find out there is a hell of alot you don't know).

His Uranus sitting right beside them tells us there is never a way to know what the hell he is going to do - but Uranus was the ruler of the eclipse and sextiling (opportunity) the eclipse and we had that semi-sextile to hurting/healing Chiron. Maybe any move he makes can have a 'tipping point' effect.

My most heart-felt dream here is that he pivots away from the NRA and alot of well-meaning, but entrenched people pivot with him. Either way, the issues arising from this shooting (and the opposition from Aquarius - the people, toward Leo - the king, and Trump is a Leo rising) will be a story over the next few months.

My first astrology teacher was fascinated by the way our charts continue to be activated after we die. She had charts going back several generations in her own family and her findings were amazing.

I noticed the school in Parkland Florida was named after a woman born in 1890 named Marjory Stoneman Douglas so I googled her.

I can't tell the houses of her chart without a birth time, but we can see just from the date that she was born when Mars (action, war, anger, violence) was at 11 degrees Sagittarius (education, media, politics) the EXACT position of Mars during the Parkland shooting on Valentine's Day

(note there are 360 positions where Mars could be ♂)

AND transitting Uranus (sudden, explosive) at 25 degrees Aries (Mars ruler) almost exactly opposing her natal Uranus at 24 degrees Libra

(again there are 360 positions where Uranus could be ♅)

AND if you read her Wikipedia profile - which you must - she was a conservationist, journalist and women's suffrage advocate (does anyone sound more like someone Trump would have trouble with) and worked in defense of the Florida Everglades and fought against those who would "drain the swamp". I'm not kidding.

And, yes, I know I am down a rabbit hole myself here.

What does all this mean?

Other than the fact we live in a magical, synchronistic universe (or I am losing my mind and connecting dots that should never be connected) I have no idea (although I guess anything that clarifies that for anyone should be enough - the magical universe part, not the "Cat is losing her mind" part).

But I do think Trump may have met his match in Marjory. And her story isn't over. xo again