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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Week Beginning Friday, March 2nd

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ARIES: Uncommon fortitude is available now. Like the adventurer coming back from the depths of deep water exploration, you can share some of your thoughts and experiences. But do so in a way others can digest – feed people bite by bite. Additional resources are due to flow your way, enhancing your self-esteem and perhaps your bank account. The Full Moon nudges your ruler Mars on the 8th, highlighting insights and activities surrounding health, co-workers, pets, and managing your daily schedule.

TAURUS: A very special alignment is unfolding and will be in full bloom come mid-March. Yet, the possibilities are already starting to flow, as Venus reveals when she enters your sign on the 5th. This has everything to do with thinking big, creative, harmonious, and loving thoughts – begin preparing internally. The Full Moon on the 8th is another harbinger of the creative energy coming to light in all things heart centered. Believe that dreams can and do come true while stoking the internal flames of reverence deep within.

GEMINI: Dedication to your dreams for the good of the whole is nurtured as Mercury joins Vesta in your 11th house. You enter a brilliant time for planning and discussions. The time for action will come once Mercury moves direct on April 5th. There is no rush. You have time to plan and coagulate wisely knowing that timing is everything. Rest and relaxation are encouraged over the next few weeks. The Full Moon on the 8th brings additional information and a measure of closure surrounding private and home life.

CANCER: Career and public life intensify as Mercury enters the areas of authority figures, career, and reputation. You feel a high level of dedication, but take time out to recharge as needed. This is a month to think things through. Your social life and group activities receive a warm glow of mutual appreciation as a female may go the extra mile for you. The Full Moon on the 8th brings positive developments that will solidify mid-month in the areas of messaging, partners, teams, friends, networking, and dreaming big. Opportunities come through people you know as well as through new faces.

LEO: Practical planning combines nicely with your dreams of adventure. As the Sun continues to transit the deepest areas of your thoughts, desires, fears, and finances, know that you are in good shape to build foundations surrounding your talents, income, services, and life direction. Venus raises your visibility in attractive ways and the Full Moon on the 8th encourages clear awareness about what you have to offer and how much you are worth. Ask for favors, raises, interviews, and meetings.

VIRGO: The Full Moon in your sign on the 8th highlights a personal, deeply important culmination. A very special energy alignment taking shape will allow more flow around your creativity, authenticity, validation for the evolution you have been engaged in since November, and exciting possibilities on a broader level. Venus brings additional well-being and a belief that things are moving in the right direction. You will know this for sure come mid-month. Investments, your psychology, and important others receive your full attention over the next few weeks.

LIBRA: Proverbial arms are wide open as Venus moves into your 8th house of shared resources, loans, investments, commissions, your partner's money, psychological healing, and intimacy. This area has been a point of focus for some time and Venus deepens further bonding, trust, and sharing levels. Events are building to a condition that supports commitment, the laying of foundations of comfort, and the healing of limiting thoughts of the past. The Full Moon highlights life direction, partnerships, and spiritual attunement. Partnerships, agreements, and contracts engage your dedication.

SCORPIO: Work, communications, planning, and health all intensify. Your passion and dedication are admirable and are noticed by others. As Venus joins Jupiter in your 7th house of partnership a very supportive energy aligns and comes to fruition mid-month. This has everything to do with supportive relationships, business alliances, commitments, and agreements. Hold in your heart the highest and best possible outcomes and let the energy unfold. The Full Moon brings culmination and enthusiasm in group activities, much needed support, and future possibilities.

SAGITTARIUS: Real possibilities align and move into place regarding money, the services you provide, and life direction. Work environments are extra pleasant as are the people you work with and for. More money should become available as well. Concentration and planning are shown around the areas of creative endeavors, children, and romance. The Full Moon highlights possibilities that will unfold mid-month. Keep your mind focused on the best possible outcomes and avoid negativity.

CAPRICORN: You are sitting pretty, Capricorn. Not feeling it? You will, you will. Home is a current area of concentration, focus and communications. Improvement will require time and patience so please go with the flow. Your creative juices, love life, and perhaps children will be sources of pleasure and ease over the next few weeks. The Full Moon highlights a situation that will continue to expand and support your evolving sense of identity, authenticity, higher mind, and supports legal, promotional, publishing, teaching, or traveling opportunities come mid-March. Keep your eyes and heart open with loving patience and use your ability to receive.

AQUARIUS: Communications, contracts, agreements, situations with siblings or neighbors, teaching, and studies are areas of focus and needed patience. Please take your time with assumptions, contract signing, and all of the above for the next few weeks. Home is where it’s at anyway – much healing, love, and positive developments are evolving. The Full Moon highlights sensitivity and awareness regarding your intimate bonds, finances, corporate money, psychological situations, and endings. Something needs to be released but more fulfilling circumstances with a future of substance are on the way.

PISCES: A partnership situation reaches a culmination at the Full Moon on the 8th. This paves the way for supportive conditions which will embrace positive thoughts, feelings, exchanges, wishes and dreams. Dream big, Pisces, knowing that energy is aligning to make things happen in a flowing and foundational way. Please take your time with earning agreements, and explore the possibility that a former income avenue may come your way again. Promote yourself to those already familiar to you.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Week Beginning Friday, February 17th

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The New Moon is on the 21st at 2 degrees of Pisces. A New Moon suggests a time for fresh emotional energy in whichever house it falls in the personal chart. People initiate and make decisions when they feel like doing so, and the rationalizations typically follow. Luna sextiles expansive and educational Jupiter while conjuncting inspirational Neptune and healing Chiron. 

The Sun reaches out to stabilizing Saturn on the 18th before making its yearly ingress into Pisces on the 19th. At that point it embraces Neptune in a creative and imaginative conjunction.

The New Moon suggests a time of healing of any illness or “dis-ease” you may have experienced. Emotions align with the inner realms of fantasy and creativity. Daydreaming is encouraged, as we first create internally that which manifests externally. The next decade is a powerful time to work with universal energies to create and direct your life experiences. This life is an inside job and you are meant to receive and work with this truth. Venus ensures a time of ease and affection – she reaches out to the future, entwining your evolving sense of self and the higher mind of travel and education as she trines the North Node in your 9th house.

TAURUS:  The word “goal” can be overused, especially in the astrological context.  But what if I inserted the word “dream” instead? What dreams do you harbor for yourself? What experiences would you embark on if you felt there were no barriers or limitations? The New Moon suggests an apt time to ponder these questions. Taking one step at a time will fuel the actualization of a dream or two. Self-limiting beliefs are just that—beliefs and perhaps not the truth of your inherent possibilities. Your ruling planet aligns with a destiny point that is intent upon fueling your inner resources and helping you to feel the seed of a miracle growing within.

GEMINI: Your emotions begin to catch up to your ideas and professional urgings.  Often we carry a picture in our mind of what we would like to accomplish in life. This week your feeling nature is aligning with the conceptual. I urge you to embrace the energy of what you can now see AND feel. Magic is unfolding in the areas of career and life direction, encouraging you to embrace the highest ideals possible. Mercury suggests that psychological and financial resources are available to carry you to the next leg of your journey.

CANCER: Accessible energy flows your way in the form of beauty and creativity. Creativity is not limited to what we label as artistic, but expands far beyond into the world of senses, daydreaming, and imaginative engagement. Life is ripe with possibilities and the New Moon encourages you to believe that your heart's desires can be made manifest. Miracles happen when you flow with life's energy, experience the wonder that surrounds you, and remain awake and aware. Trust that there are a few miracles waiting for you as you connect more deeply with your higher purpose.

LEO: Cycles of birth and death are all around us—in the seasons and in our desires, experiences, and relationships. The Sun, your mighty ruler, is luring you into the space that allows you to release in order to rebuild. Emotional hints show the way forward in your emotional healing and safety and security. Your awareness expands in the areas of life purpose and direction. A cycle of development asks you to flow with the process of learning whom and what to trust!

VIRGO: Focused energy pours into the areas of relating and emotional connections.  Expect a time of deeper understanding to unfold on an intuitive level as you relate to others in your world. You embark on a month of learning to better understand your relationship needs as well as the needs of others. Progress is made as you move through blockages in the areas of emotional security, family needs, and relationship health.

LIBRA: Relationships hit a strong note of understanding and deep communication as your ruling energy trines the aspect of growth and understanding in your house of discussion and agreements. Emotional insights are prevalent at the time of the New Moon, revealing the deeper nature of your compassion and desire to be of service. This also includes service to your body, mind, and spirit. Honor the need for rest, nutrition, better health regimes, and a manageable day to day flow. You are at the precipice of learning that productivity no longer needs harsh work patterns to be successful.

One cannot give to others what one has not cultivated within self. True love involves high self-regard, self-compassion, and self-forgiveness for mistakes and perceived limitations. This can be expanded to give to others in a compassionate and non-judgmental way. Your heart and childlike self need to know you respect and love the essence of you. From there stems the love of beauty, the appreciation of others, and the freedom to allow the children in your world to grow and develop on the firm foundation of acceptance.

SAGITTARIUS: Emotional connections grow stronger in regard to your home, security, well-being, and comfort. You are entering a long-term cycle where you are meant to create your masterpiece of self, including where and how you live. Inspiration takes root at your core and happily expands into a flowing energy that opens up your daily life. Love deepens your sense of self as Venus reaches out to the destiny point of the soulful North Node in your sign.

Inspiration in speech, manner, and writing possesses you. Good! The world needs a poet, philosopher, and wise mentor. The phrase “words can heal” is apropos. What you think about and your habits of thought are in a state of flowing transformation. Monitor limiting beliefs and realize that beliefs are different from truths. You can reshape your world by reshaping your thoughts. 

AQUARIUS:  Your values are highlighted now. What you value becomes an area of loving focus and development. What is important to you and why? How do you value yourself? What are some of your untapped areas of creativity and appreciation in regards to beauty? What we love we become good at. The artist within you is seeking more expression – allow for fresh aspirations to develop while you feed your emotional well-being and security.

PISCES: Who are you beyond your name, profession, status, and physicality? A deeper awareness and connection unfolds as you ponder these questions and answers. This cycle is intent upon expanding your sense of self and how you identify who you are. Healing the past is, of course, necessary. Cellular memories of past wounds affect the body and mind. Trust that release and integration is possible. This can free up energy for the cycle of rebirth that is unfolding.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Week Beginning Friday, February 10th

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Neptune's shift into Pisces receives reinforcements in the form of Mercury, planet of the mind, and Pallas, the asteroid of intelligence, achievement, and solving problems through identifying patterns in one's life. Areas of foggy confusion receive an injection of clarity, which helps give form to our impressions and feelings.

Mercury trines stabilizing Saturn on Monday, providing grounding to our relationships and planning. Mercury shifts into Pisces on Tuesday (Valentine’s Day) and makes a conjunction to inspired, romantic, and sometimes delusional Neptune. A healing alignment between Jupiter and Chiron is also in evidence, heightening our compassion, ideals, educational and travel goals.

Take care on Wednesday as Venus crosses paths with Pluto, suggesting the possibility of conflict in love or money. Venus will travel through Aries until March 5th.

Mercury brings conscious awareness to the Jupiter/Chiron sextile on Thursday, conjuncting Chiron while sextiling Jupiter. 

ARIES: Your inner world, spiritual leanings, and intuitiveness are heightened. This brings the ability to process your inspired visions into an accessible experience of awareness. This is an apt time to pay attention to your dreams, as you are beautifully poised to solve problems and focus on the manifestation process. Venus’ transit urges you to attract what you need through focus and attention. Money and needed resources may come through teaching, holistic activity, or organizations.

TAURUS: Your groups are flowing positively and reaching out in an uplifting manner around your personal growth and identity. Benefits are flowing your way in a healing manner. As Venus transits your 12th house remember to use the power of focus and meditation to attract circumstances that add to your experience of abundance, love, and prosperity. Wisdom and learning are highlighted within groups and friendships.

GEMINI: Focus is centered on your public roles within community and career. Intelligence and the ability to formulate strategic planning are highlighted. Using your intuition in combination with outward vocational goals works well for you now. Friendships and increased social activity inject pleasant and supportive energy into your life.

CANCER: As more energy flows into the area of the higher mind you are encouraged to embark upon a journey that expands your thinking, juices your desire for learning, entices you to travel, and encourages a personal Renaissance centered on expanding your ideas of the world and your place within it. Personal goals, desires, and friendships can help draw you into a state of spiritual and philosophical healing. This is also a brilliant time for media campaigns, higher education, legal pursuits, and foreign connections.

LEO: Conscious information is surfacing in the psychological, financial, or relationship areas. Give this time to simmer as you process next steps. Money and investments are important and are related to adventures and educational, media, or traveling goals. As you reach some fundamentally positive conclusions you will be guided to next steps and situations that will enhance your life and future possibilities.

VIRGO: As Mercury exits the area of work he makes a final connection to the planet of stability and sustainability. This has direct bearing on a work or health situation. Manageable solutions will be made available that carry over into your important relationships. Creative exchanges and knowledgeable advice is given and received, allowing for increased satisfaction in working partnerships.

LIBRA: Planning and negotiations in the areas of work and health are important over the next several weeks. Sensations that were only impressions are now being formed and molded at the mind level, bringing a firmer grasp of the way forward and next steps. A partnership and housing situation may hit a road bump and involve an angry exchange mid-week. Wait things out and look for solutions that will point the way forward as Venus continues her forward movement through the area of partnership.

SCORPIO: Creative planning, children's affairs, education, and your creative projects are positively highlighted over the next several weeks. As you engage with inner levels of inspiration you'll find that the mind follows suit, bringing workable intellectual planning to bear and enhancing partnerships and agreements.

SAGITTARIUS: Your emotional well being and personal life are being injected with insight, planning, and avenues of communication that will enhance your day-to-day life, work schedule, and health regimes. Working from home and laying down infrastructure that supports a home-based business may be options.

CAPRICORN: While a family matter arises that challenges you, the areas of communication, writing, and education are positively supported this week in a fashion that expands your creativity. Wisdom is evident in the manner in which you choose to respond and convey important information and messages.

AQUARIUS: Inspiration strikes at many levels. Often an integration period is needed to give ideas time to align and unfold. This week your instincts become aligned at the mental and intellectual levels, opening up pathways for planning and wisdom surrounding your talents, abilities, and money making ventures.

PISCES: You've spent some time in quiet thought pulling in your energy to ponder and review. This week your desire and interest in outward communication engages as you articulate personal desires and a personal process – this is a healing experience and a highly creative time.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Interesting Facts and Thoughts to Ponder - DREAMS

Photo by Jean Wiley

~ In Roman times striking and significant dreams were submitted to the Senate for analysis and interpretation

~ Young children (3-4 yrs) don't include themselves in their dreams and don't introduce strangers in their dreams until the age of 6 or so.

~ The average person has 4 to 7 dreams per night

~ You dream on average two hours each night.  By the age of 70  you will have spent 51,100 hours dreaming

~ Albert Einstein attributes dreaming to contributing to his Theory of Relativity

~ There are 121 references to dreaming in the Bible

~ Upon awakening you lose 1/2 of the substance of your dream after 5 minutes and after 10 minutes almost 90% is gone

~ 83% of your choices are made at the subconscious level

~ Mozart was an avid dreamer and relied on his dreams to help him compose music as did Michael Jackson and Keith Richards

~ Sleeping and hence dreaming enhances learning and memory.  Common sense and science show that success and satisfaction in learning are the payoff for a full night's sleep - sobering for high achievers who burn the midnight oil

Week Beginning Friday, February 3rd 2012

Outer Banks, NC ~ Photo Courtesy of Stacey Hinkle

Cloudiness, idealism, imagination, nebulousness, sensitivity, psychic, drugs, alcohol, the arts, creativity, compassion, and intuition are just a few descriptors of the planet Neptune. Since 1998 Neptune has been transiting Aquarius, the ruler of technology, astrology, the Internet, and brotherly love. On Friday, February 3rd Neptune ingresses (moves into) its home sign of Pisces for a transit that will last until the year 2025.

New navigation skills will unfold as we get acquainted with this energy shift in the sign that swims in the waters of feeling and intuition. In Pisces we are encouraged to develop stronger empathy and intuitive connectedness. In Aquarius Neptune prompted connectedness through technology, social media, and the digitization of music and art. In Pisces Neptune beckons us to connect through our spirituality and compassion. We are reminded that we are all in this boat called humanity, making our way through our collective and individualized journeys.

Neptune can also be experienced as confusion, fuzzy thinking, a need for self-medication, and disorientation so please make allowances for this personal energy shift while implementing grounding practices as you adjust to this influence.

Saturn moves into retrograde on February 7th until June 25th – just in time for the Pluto Uranus square this summer. It is interesting to note that both Mars (ruler of Aries and host to Uranus) and Saturn (ruler of Capricorn and host to Pluto) are in retrograde now, suggesting a time to review the changes that continue to be born within. We will be ready for the externalization into fresh life chapters initiated by the exact square between Pluto and Uranus this summer.

The Leo Full Moon also falls on the 7th at 18 degrees while conjuncting Mercury, the planet of communication, the mind, and commerce. Venus slides into “victor take all” Aries on the 8th, suggesting an assertive flavor in our relationships and finances.

ARIES: Your dream life, hunches, intuitions, and spirituality are enhanced with the entrance of Neptune in your 12th house of the subconscious and generational history. Allow time to receive and adjust to the influences that Neptune brings. Saturn slows in the area of relationships, allowing for the space to review and integrate the lessons of partnership and/or the lack of partnership in your life. Trust that there is a time and season in the cycles of living. Venus enters your sign, enhancing your appeal and attraction energy. Attract to you what you desire through intentional thought and internal focus. Happy “aha” moments surround your children, creative projects, and romantic alliances at the Full Moon.

TAURUS: Personal goals, desires, money earned through career, friendships, and group activities are under Neptune's influence. You may increasingly be drawn to spiritual people, the glamour industry, and those who selflessly work for the benefit of others. Some sacrifice may be experienced in relation to your friendships. One or two may fall deeper into addiction and it will be up to you to decide what role, if any, you are willing to play in helping to save them from themselves. Venus slides into the quieter psychic 12th house, encouraging pleasant hours alone meditating, resting, and working behind the scenes on creative projects. The Full Moon brings culmination in the areas of home and family.

GEMINI: Selfless service, fashion, photography, art, spirituality, and the water industries are just a few areas to ponder in relation to your work, avocation, and life direction. For some, a growing sense of confusion or deception in the work place may be experienced as Neptune ingresses into your 10th house of career and reputation. For others, reputation will be enhanced by Neptune’s glamorous influence. Your communications, contracts, commerce, cars, technology equipment, and sibling-like relationships are positively affected at the Full Moon as clarity refines your perceptions and speech. Venus promises a good time with friends and in group activities.

CANCER: Neptune's transit into fellow water sign Pisces begins a cycle intent upon softening your world view, religious beliefs, and global participation. Foreigners and foreign countries may become sources of inspired activities as your compassionate desire nature seeks a broader experience of planet earth. You may embark upon educational interests involving water, spirituality, photography, and the arts. Your mind and belief system is now under Neptune's dissolving domain in any areas that have become too rigid or dogmatic. The Full Moon highlights your values, income, and talents – communication and commerce are part of the picture. Responsibilities within home and family lighten as Saturn moves into retrograde. It’s time to make sustainable change at home and ponder emotional needs.

LEO: Your personal annual Full Moon on the 7th highlights personal matters of importance – a sibling, child, or younger person may be important at this time. Saturn slows down to afford you the time to review your mental habits and ways of communicating. What ideas and communication styles serve you and what decidedly do not? Neptune's influence floats into the areas of shared resources, psychological health, emotional intimacy, and sex. Please be careful who you trust with your resources (emotionally, financially, and otherwise), as confusion and deception can be part of this planet's teachings. Be hopeful but let the test of time determine what and who is trustworthy. A pleasure trip, a PR campaign, educational pursuits, and publishing are all favored as Venus ingresses into your 9th house.

VIRGO: Relating patterns, archetypes, partnerships, clients, and the public are all areas that will be touched by Neptune's ingress into your 7th house this week. This is a long transit that will take many forms as the years unfold. If your partnerships are feeling particularly confusing, know that Neptune's mists are dissolving any rigid patterns that have solidified in your relating dynamics. This is a time to hope for the best but to be as grounded as possible in both working and personal partnerships. Compassion is encouraged but not at the expense of your personal boundaries and well-being. Venus blesses finances, investments, commissions, your partner's money, intimacy, and sexual relations. The Full Moon encourages more rest and will bring to light some new information.

LIBRA: Health, the services you offer, pets, daily routines, productivity levels, and your everyday environment are now under Neptune's domain. Some confusion may unfold regarding all of the above. In regards to health, unusual or hard to diagnosis conditions may appear. Emotional well-being is of the utmost importance, as the mind is directly connected to physical health. You may also find that your way of working softens and deepens in a compassionate and more selfless manner. Venus moves into your 7th house of partnering and the public, encouraging a loving and affectionate time with the important others in your world. Saturn moves retrograde and allows you time to integrate the changes you have experienced. Friendships, networking, and personal goals are highlighted and culminate at the Full Moon in your 11th house.

SCORPIO: This can mark the beginning of a highly creative time as Neptune moves into your 5th house of creativity, children, and romance. Creativity means many different things to different people and everyone has that spark of genius within. Now is the time to go with that inspired flow. This is also a time to be cautious in the romance department. Your new paramour may be a spiritual and evolved partner, but give romance plenty of time to prove itself. Venus brings pleasure and affection to your everyday and work environments. Co-workers are supportive and helpful. The Full Moon brings closure to a work, career, or life direction or an authority figure’s influence.

SAGITTARIUS: Changes, disappointments within friendships, and group responsibilities slow as Saturn turns retrograde, allowing you to process and integrate changing dynamics with friends, networking, and group involvement. Neptune's watery realms shift into the area of your chart ruling the home, family, parents, and emotional security. Initially, there may be some confusion about your past and with family members. Some Sagittarians will deal with addictions in the home and those you live with. Others will seek homes near water. And some will idealize family members or need to sacrifice on behalf of the family. Spiritual pursuits and the love of beauty may be a driving force, enhancing your comfort and well-being. Venus kicks up her heels in the areas ruling romance, pleasure with children, and your creative spark. The Full Moon brings closure around travel plans, education, marketing, or publishing.

CAPRICORN: During Neptune's transit to your 3rd house you will come to rely on your intuition and instincts. Keeping appointments and getting from point A to point B may be a challenge as time feels more challenging to manage. Keep track of car and equipment maintenance. Inspired and creative writing, teaching, and speaking projects are encouraged. Your ruler slows down for a winter slumber in the area of career and life direction – you will enjoy the time to refine and polish your goals. Venus brings pleasures and good times in the areas of home and family, heightening your sense of well-being and emotional security. The Full Moon brings culmination in the areas of shared resources, trust, intimacy, investments, other people's money, and commissions.

AQUARIUS: Your talents, abilities, earning capacity, and self-esteem are areas for creativity, confusion, imagination, and inspiration as Neptune ingresses into your 2nd house. If work is losing its appeal or profit margins are sinking, this is an opportune time to go within and ask what juices you? Some Aquarians will change the way they earn their living, seek to harness their creativity in new ways, or change careers altogether. Work in and with water, photography, painting, film, medicine, or with non-profits may appeal now. If your self-esteem is not up to muster, this is a time to review past wins and successes and to keep the self-talk in check. Venus enhances communications with siblings, neighbors, writing, and teaching projects – your ideas are well received now. The Full Moon brings awareness and some closure surrounding relationships.

PISCES: You are in a sensitizing process with Neptune moving into your home sign. Your emotions, mind, body, and soul are all in a dissolving process intended to melt rigidity and dogma based on your beliefs of who you are. Practicality can dissolve now as your life takes on richer tones of impressions. Write things down, ask things twice, and review your calendar and appointments to help keep things on track. You may need more rest and floating time too. Please be careful with your health and follow practical regimes to keep your immune system in shape. Saturn's retrograde in your 8th house of psychological health and financial responsibilities, including debt and shared resources, slows down any burdens. This allows for some recuperation time, both psychologically and financially. Venus helps bring in more resources over the next few weeks through income, buying and selling, and artistic endeavors.

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