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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Week Beginning Friday, February 15th

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ARIES:  Energy pours into the most nebulous area of your chart as both the Sun and Eros ingress your 12th house of Pisces this week.  Time spent in solitude, working behind the scenes in research, and additional rest are strongly encouraged.  As is true every year, the time just prior to your birthday month supports a review of important personal desires, agendas, communication, and work projects.  The Sun conjuncts the God of Love on the 20th, suggesting a day of connecting with all that is spiritual, beautiful, and loving.  Neptune moves into a conjunction with Eros on the following day and provides the knowledge that you are a spiritual entity having an earth plane experience.  Using prayer, meditation, and the laws of manifestation will prove that this life IS an inside job.

TAURUS:  Since October Saturn has been transiting your 7th house of relationships and how you participate within them.  Our first relationship is with self, which sets the tone and energetic engagement with others.  Initially, this transit can be felt as limiting and heavy.  But as Saturn turns retrograde on the 18th until July 8th you have the room to integrate the lessons Saturn has presented.  Structure, boundaries, commitment, and work are part of this planet’s energy.  Some have formed business relationships, others have experienced the loss of relationships, and still others are in a strong learning curve of what real relating and commitment entails. The Sun also ingresses your 11th house of personal dreams and social contacts.  Eros, the God of Love, joins the Sun and brings more passion and heart energy to the areas of life that authentically represent you and your desires.

GEMINI:  The Sun ingresses your 10th house of career, mission, profession, parents, and reputation – a public transit ensues.  Eros, the God of Love, is traveling in tandem with the Sun but will remain longer — through April 5th.  You want the world to you know you are passionate, potent, and charismatic and when the Sun conjuncts Eros on the 20th you are visibly validated by an important other in your world.  Neptune moves into conjunction with Eros the following day and brings more flow, artistry, and compassion to the mix.  This is a potent time for love affairs and emulating what love and erotic passion looks like.  On the 18th Saturn turns retrograde in your 6th house of daily schedule, work, employees, and health (and stays retrograde through July 8th ).  A reprieve from tasks and obligations allows you to structure your day according to your personal requirements.  For some, a period of unemployment may end.

CANCER:  The areas of mind, body, and spirit are represented by the 9th house of travel, education, foreign cultures, ceremonies, publishing, media, and spiritual beliefs.  The Sun and Eros, God of Love, ingress into this experiential area this week.  Big picture is your mantra. Allow for concepts, people, or vistas to ignite feelings of passionate wonder and intrigue.  Spiritual connections through the avenues of the mind and adventure while learning can be an erotic and highly satisfying experience!  Saturn turns retrograde in the area of passion, romance, taking risks, children, and creativity. This lightens the load as you go inward to integrate the commitments, restrictions and hard work the past few months brought to your heart-filled 5th house.

LEO:  The Sun joins Mercury, Mars, Neptune, and Chiron in your 8th house of sex, transformation, shared resources, and trust.  This is a mysterious area that often has to do with the ending of situations and ways of living in order to clean the slate and begin anew.  Delve into your own depths in order to resurface when the Sun moves into your 9th house next month.  Eros, the God of Love and Passion, joins the energetic party, suggesting passionate participation in your renewal and taking risks.  Sexually this can be a highly erotic time, especially when the Sun joins Eros in a conjunction aspect on the 20th.  Neptune picks up where your solar ruler leaves off and conjuncts the God of Love over the final week of February, adding his own form of love and compassion to the mix. 

VIRGO:  On the 18th the Sun ingresses your 7th house of partnership, clients, and professional consultants.  Eros, the God of Love, joins the Sun on the 17th and transits the 7th house until April 5th.  This energy prefers close partnerships to include transformational unions combined with stability, commitment, and endurance.  On the 20th the Sun joins Eros in a conjunction and brings awareness to relationship desires and commitments.  On the 21st Neptune moves into conjunction with Eros, suggesting that love not only encompasses physical passion but also spiritual connection.  Saturn turns retrograde in your 3rd house of communications until July 8th.  Situations slow down regarding education, teaching, speaking, limiting situations with siblings, and neighbors. You have the space to integrate the lessons that have been unfolding since October.

LIBRA:  Towards the end of this forecast period Mercury will move to a virtual standstill in your 6th house of work, schedules, health, body, and the to-do list.  Patience is required as is extra time (build in an extra third when projecting project completions and deadlines), even when you feel pressured (Mars) to get things done.  The Sun and Eros ingress this very house on the 18th and 17th, respectively. This brings an erotic overtone to your physicality and daily routine.  Saturn in your 2nd house of self-esteem, earnings, and talents moves stationary retrograde on the 18th and brings a slowdown of expenditure regarding home, parents, and housing.  Limiting beliefs regarding your skills may be an area of sensitivity too, but Saturn suggests that going within while reviewing your value and successes will build more foundations of success in the future.

SCORPIO:  Boundary construction and structure development regarding your self, expression, and desires has been Saturn’s domain since October.  Scorpio is also teaching us all how to take responsibility for our emotional integrity.  A reprieve is in order as Saturn turns retrograde on the 18th until July 8th.  It’s a time when your commitment grows as to what you are available for and what you are not in all areas of life.  When we set limits regarding self-defeating alliances and situations the Universe begins to respond in kind – energy attracts like energy.  Eros and the Sun ingress your 5th house of self-love, expression, risk taking, romance, and children on the 17th and 18th, respectively.  Passion and energy flow, encouraging a playful heart, creative pleasures, and connecting with your unique form of self-expression.

SAGITTARIUS:  A plethora of planets gather in your 4th house of family, emotional security, housing, real estate, and parents.  The Sun moves into the 4th on the 18th and Eros, the God of Love, ingresses on the 17th (along with Mars, a slowing Mercury, Neptune and Chiron).  While you are busy in the home area (and perhaps angry?) working, renovating, and revisiting transgressions from the family inheritance, the Sun ensures more awareness and hence the power to rearrange your personal living space.  Eros suggests a secretive approach to love and passion.  Saturn has been seeking to help clear outworn roles, ambitions, and attachments since October.  Now the planet of earth school turns retrograde until July 8th, allowing for more integration and building up of spiritual practice, health, meditation, and clearing the past.  The clearing you are engaged in now will set you up for a new 30-year cycle of rewriting your life two years from now.  Time well spent.

CAPRICORN:  Saturn turns retrograde on the 18th until July 8th.  Time is opening up to handle the changes, responsibilities, hard work, and limitations that have been Saturn’s domain since October in the 11th house of personal desires, technology, group leadership, and friendships.  You now have time to integrate the lessons Saturn brought to your doorstep.  When we handle things “in here” we are less apt to meet them “out there.” The Sun and Eros, God of Love, ingress your 3rd house of ideas, communication, learning, short-term travel, and siblings.  More awareness is available to aid in Mars assertive energy while Eros contributes passion to the written and spoken word.  Passion can be found in all avenues of education and communication. But Mercury slows for his retrograde on the 23rd – patience is key.

AQUARIUS:  Your co-ruler Saturn will turn retrograde in your 10th house of reputation, career, life mission, and parents.  The lessons, limitations, hard work, and commitments now shift into a more internal regime of structure and integration until July 8th. This is a time to integrate lessons unfolding since October of 2012.  More energy flows into your 2nd house of earnings, talents, self-esteem, and that which you value when the Sun and Eros ingress into Pisces this week.  Passion, erotic unions, and displays of love are heightened with the God of Love transiting this area until April 5th.  The Sun and Eros conjunct on the 20th and fuel your awareness regarding what you value in your physical and love relationships.  Neptune continues the theme and suggests a spiritual cast — unselfishness flows into your value system.

PISCES:  Your first house of identity and general approach to life is further energized (Mars, Mercury, Neptune, and Chiron are already camping out) as the Sun and Eros, God of Love, ingress into your sign.  Self-determination and drive are enhanced but patience is your ally as Mercury approaches retrograde on the 23rd.  Allow for experiments and information gathering in the areas of partnership and career direction.  Eros indicates that your allure is strong when taking action or presenting yourself to the world.  The Sun and Eros conjunct on the 20th (you are noticed) and then Neptune (your ruling planet) conjuncts Eros the following day, encouraging an unselfish and compassionate approach to your passions.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Week Beginning Friday, February 8th

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ARIES:  Fresh starts are indicated in the areas of personal goals, dreams, technology projects, group developments, and humanitarian projects.  On the 10th, the New Moon in Aquarius suggests a time to nurture contacts, agreements, and educational pursuits as she reaches out to the mothering energy of asteroid Ceres.  What you say and how you say it is both healing and in the spirit of problem solving as the New Moon sextiles Eris in your sign.  Mars squares up to Jupiter on the same day, suggesting that you keep a handle on your resources in order to manage work flow and communications (avoid overload).  The Moon is in your sign on the 14th, so the day feels personal.  Uranus and Jupiter are also in sextile for pleasure, exciting conversation, and connections in your local environment.

TAURUS:  Mercury moves into his shadow phase on the 8th in preparation for his imminent retrograde on the 23rd.  Don’t be disappointed if some goals and connections move into a holding pattern.  This is the time for you to go within and review your plans. The right form and shape will unfold in mid-March.  The New Moon on the 10th suggests activity in your outward life, avocation, with parents, and with those in authority.  The 11th brings a Saturn Venus square and with it the feeling of limitations, blocks, or fear regarding relationships and career – slow down.  On the 14th the Moon is in the most private sector of your chart, the 12th house, and Mars and Chiron conjunct in your 11th house.  This is a day to take stock of your spiritual world and how that feeds your outward conditions.

GEMINI:  The slowdown in your 10th house of career and public goals is due to Mercury’s shadow period on the 8th slowing the energy out there in preparation for his retrograde on the 23rd.  You are entering a rich time to review your feelings on matters that pertain to your life direction and avocation – please embrace this.  The New Moon on the 10th occurs in fellow air sign Aquarius, your 9th house of the higher mind, travel, publishing, education, and public relations.  Mars also squares Jupiter from your 10th to 1st house, encouraging you to be mindful of ego energies and pushing forward.  The 14th sees the Moon in your 11th house of social relationships while Uranus sextiles Jupiter.  Spend time in boisterous and jovial surroundings with pals.

CANCER:  Energy is gathering in the areas of travel, media, marketing, public relations, foreign contacts, legalities, and education.  Big picture and high-minded stuff is accented.  The New Moon on the 10th is in your 8th house of psychology, psychic activity, shared resources, corporate money, loans, sex, trust, and intimacy.  As the Moon reaches out to nurturing Ceres in your 12th house, this is a time for internal review and a commitment to nurture all aspects of self.  When we take good care of ourselves it flows out to others in our lives – I call that a win-win.  When Venus squares Saturn on the 11th, commit even further to the above suggestion.  On Valentine’s Day the Moon is in your 10th house of the public, work, and parents.  Mars conjuncts Chiron in your 9th house and brings compassion and spiritual awareness to the day’s events.

LEO:  Independence versus the needs of others is in the spotlight at the New Moon in Aquarius, your 7th house of others, on the 10th.  This brings fresh energy and a time to work out potential hassles in travel, legal, or educational plans. Also on that day, Mercury conjuncts Chiron in the areas of trust, finances, and intimacy.  Communications can be heartfelt and compassionate.  Teaching, coaching, and healing investments will pay off too.  The Moon is in fellow sign Aries on the 14th and Uranus and Jupiter are in a comfortable alignment.  Friendship, learning, high-mindedness, travel, and adventure would be a wonderful expression of the energies today. 

VIRGO:  Energy gathers in your 7th house of others, clients, professionals, and intimates.  Mercury is due for his retrograde slide on the 23rd but enters his shadow period on the 8th (when his momentum begins to slow) in the 7th house.  Allow time to sort out situations regarding important others in your life.  You have until mid-March to take an internal inventory.  The New Moon arrives on the 10th at 21 degrees of Aquarius in your 6th house of work, duty, health, and service.  As the level of work picks up remember to build in extra time for activities since Mercury is slowing.  The Moon transits your deep and intimate 8th house on Valentine’s Day as Uranus sextiles Jupiter, suggesting positive breakthroughs of expression with your nearest and dearest.  Take a chance or two.

LIBRA:  Venus has made her ingress into Aquarius, your 5th house of fun, pleasure, and romance.  The New Moon brings additional energy to the party in your 5th house on the 10th at 21 degrees of Aquarius. Fresh energy is available for lightening your load. Awareness is also heightened as the Sun conjuncts Nessus – the route to awareness of any abuse, negativity, or karma sustained in relationships and parenting.  Luna also connects with the Mother Asteroid Ceres in your 9th house of the higher mind, media, travel, education, and publishing, and sextiles Eris in your 7th house of others.  Travel, creative endeavors, fun, and spiritual growth are all available to you.  Take care on the 11th when Venus makes a square to limiting Saturn in your 2nd house of earnings, confidence, and self-esteem.  On Valentine’s Day the Moon transits your 7th house and puts the energy squarely on your important and committed others.  Uranus sextiles Jupiter, suggesting that a trip could be just what the doctor ordered.

SCORPIO:  Some ripe opportunities are available at the New Moon in your 4th house on the 10th. Also on that day, the Sun conjuncts the Moon in Aquarius (the seeker of reason and equality).  The New Moon conjuncts Nessus, a centaur planet that brings awareness to our suffering regarding abusive behavior (received and inflicted), karma, and sexuality.  The lunation also trines loving Ceres, the “super mother earth” energy of how we give and receive nurturing.  She moves in direct motion in the 8th house of your psychology, trust issues, and sex.  Mercury conjuncts Chiron in your 5th house of self-love, pleasure, and what you have to give to others through creative self-expression.  A powerful combination of energies work on behalf of your awareness and healing.  The Sun makes his exact conjunction to Nessus on Valentine’s Day – the day of heartfelt expressions of love. May I suggest you start first with your self. 

SAGITTARIUS:  Your ruling planet Jupiter moves direct in your 7th house of committed relationships, clients, and professional associations.  Jupiter moves into a sextile aspect with Uranus the day prior to Valentine’s Day, which promises to be a lively and mind-expanding time.  The Moon is also in fellow fire sign Aries (where Uranus is transiting) in your 9th house of the higher mind and adventure – enjoy.  The New Moon on the 10th at 21 degrees of Aquarius brings fresh energy to the areas of mind and communications.  Mars also squares Jupiter on that day, so be aware of any tendency toward exaggeration or defensiveness born out of insecurity. Sensitive awareness can be evident as the Sun is in close conjunction to Nessus. This amplifies awareness regarding abusive behavior from your past.

CAPRICORN:  Aquarius is the recipient of the New Moon on the 10th in your 2nd house, which represents your talents in exchange for resources, money, and earnings. The condition of self-esteem is reflected in this area of the chart.  The Moon trines the asteroid Ceres, which is now moving direct in your 6th house of work, health, and services.  Mercury conjuncts Chiron on this day and brings awareness to the areas of teaching, communications, and travel.  This can also suggest a teaching or counseling energy.  On the 12th Mercury reaches out to Saturn and strengthens bonds with others and follow-through on personal dreams and planning. Mercury also sextiles Pluto and enhances your powers of persuasion and self-expression. 

AQUARIUS:  Your personal New Moon occurs on the 10th at 21 degrees of your sign.  She trines the mothering asteroid Ceres in your 5th house of self-expression, joy, children, and love while sextiling the disrupter Eris in your 3rd house of communications (both internal and external).  The Sun and Moon are also in close contact with the centaur Nessus, which is the energy representing sexual misconduct, breaches of ethics within sexual relationships, and abuse.  Mars conjuncted this planet at the Full Moon on January 26th, dredging up anger and instinctual responses.  Now the Sun suggests the ability to bring some of this to the surface – the Sun will conjunct Nessus on Valentine’s Day.  The Moon is in Aries, as is your ruling planet, in your 3rd house of communication and local travel.  Uranus reaches out to expansive Jupiter moving in direct motion in your 5th house of true love, children, and fun.

PISCES:  You are entering a period of rest and review which is strongly supported by the New Moon on the 10th in your 12th house of introspection and healing.  Mercury is also in alignment as he prepares to slow down and recapture situations from the past regarding relationships and personal life.  The New Moon is in close contact to the centaur planet Nessus, which speaks to generational patterns of abuse – emotional, physical, sexual, and spiritual.  While Mercury conjuncts Chiron in your 1st house on the same day, honor the process of healing. We are spiritual beings in earth school seeking to overcome fear and negativity.  Many blessings to you, Pisces.