Gemini should like this. Nutty, fun, variety

When you go to a party or some type of gathering, there is usually some commonality among the people attending. It might be the neighborhood or some level of status, a shared interest, the fact they all drink or whatever.

The weekend (which is already underway) serves up something more akin to a metaphysical 3-ring circus. We’re all under the same sky but engaged, or giving our attention to different activities.

You may align with the stellium in Pisces that includes the sun, Mercury and Neptune. You may be comfortable to drift and avoid entanglements.

You may (willingly or otherwise) get caught up in the opposition between the moon in Cancer and the Saturn Pluto conjunction in Capricorn. This would manifest as power struggles in families, control, dependency and the like.

Instead, you may choose to align with Mars in Taurus trining the Saturn Pluto conjunction in Capricorn. In this scenario, you’ll push through a serious block of some type, via sheer discipline and focus of your will.

Things shift just after midnight when the moon leaves Cancer for Leo, squaring Uranus in the process. Don’t be surprised if feelings or a person’s mood, changes (Uranus), dramatically (Leo).

How fun! Or not…

Take A Stab At It!

The moon is in Gemini today with Venus in Aquarius. These placements are sociable. You probably feel like getting out there and mixing it up.

The Venus Mars square that I mention on Monday is also closing (getting tighter), as we head towards the full moon in Libra, next Wednesday. Mars prods.

I have natal Mars in Libra which is a similar energy. It’s not the easiest thing to work with. You want to push people, or people push you. With the square being in Fixed signs, I doubt people flow with this.

It makes me think of people who push me. “I want my ad on your site!” They rarely take the first, “no”, for an answer.

Compare and interaction like this to one where there is easy agreement. It will make you appreciate the latter!

You can expect these social clashes over the next week but I don’t think they’ll be bad enough to prevent people from getting out there.

Mars square Venus! Drive to socialize, desire to partner, etc.

The phrase for the next week is, “Take a stab at it!”

 

Bullish On Independence!

libra postcardThis Mercury retrograde period finds me behind in most areas of my life. While I intend to try, I won’t be surprised if I don’t catch up in the near term. You’ll be affected because I’m writing these letters on the fly, and sending them without the benefit of Satori-edit. I’m sorry!

You’re probably beginning to get knocked around in relationships. If not, you can expect this to start soon. You’ll come up against a hard edge.

This is not a Saturn problem. I’m talking about Venus in Fixed sign, Aquarius. She clashes with Mars in Fixed sign, Taurus which is as stubborn as they come.

It’s not the end of the world or anything. Just expect to have to hammer out any kind of deal or agreement.

As an example, my Taurus son asked me to cosign on year-long lease for a big house he’d share with three other college students. Answer – no. Off he went, looking for another option.

I don’t think this is a bad thing. I’m bullish (Mars in Taurus) on independence (Venus in Aquarius). The anecdote above illustrates the space between my son and our Venus-ruled money and desires. Anyone with a modicum as intelligence does not try to push a BULL around.

This energy is active now but it will increase over the next week, coming to a head under the full moon in Libra on March 20th. See: Love, Sex and
Aggression.

Another note – Uranus in Taurus is in mutual reception to Venus in Aquarius. Think in terms of an individual tastes. I like spicy food, you don’t. It behooves both of us to learn to live with this difference!

Going Rogue; In Line With Your Beliefs

I’m sorry for the wonky schedule this week. Between the stellium in Pisces, Mercury going retrograde and Uranus changing signs, I bet I’m not the only one out of step! Many feel a loss of control as we continue to hurtle towards our future!

I’m going to send this out, unedited, with the moon in Pisces. Later today, the moon will ingress into Cardinal sign, Aries. This will help you get a grip, provided you’re willing to take the lead.

I’ll go first, by reporting something odd, I doubt that other astrologers mention. Uranus in Venus-ruled, Taurus is unaspected at this time. Venus is in Uranus-ruled Aquarius. This energy is strong.

I’m sorry for the wonky schedule this week. Between the stellium in Pisces, Mercury going retrograde and Uranus changing signs, I bet I’m not the only one out of step! Many feel a loss of control as we continue to hurtle
towards our future!

I’m going to send this out, unedited, with the moon in Pisces. Later today, the moon will ingress into Cardinal sign, Aries. This will help you get a grip, provided you’re willing to take the lead.

I’ll go first, by reporting something odd, I doubt that other astrologers mention. Uranus in Venus-ruled, Taurus is unaspected at this time. Venus is in Uranus-ruled Aquarius. This energy is strong.

There is nothing inherently wicked about Uranus. It’s a rouge force, for good or ill. Uranus is not carpet-creepin’ Pluto, sneaking behind everyone’s back. It’s just fast.

Look for relationships to form in the blink of an eye. Look for partnerships to crop up, both personal and professional, that no one would have predicted.

People tend not to trust relationships that form quickly, but I have Uranus in the 7th (Venus) house. I can tell you firsthand, when I like someone, I like them immediately and it’s real.

Jupiter and Saturn in their home signs at this time, is another indication that most of what happens at this time will be positive. You may actually be cementing (Saturn) your future (Jupiter). To see this, you may have to view the big picture and ignore the minutiae.

Recently, an old man told me, if you do what you should, it’ll all work out. This statement sums up the sky at this time. It’s faith, commitment and a broad view, all rolled into one.

It makes me think of the AA slogan, “It works if you work it.”

 

Happy, Quirky, Surprise, Distraction

This month will end on a markedly quirky note.

Venus in Capricorn will square Uranus at 29 degrees, early Friday morning. A few hours later, she’ll ingress into Uranus-ruled Aquarius.

With a little luck (which we have, courtesy of Jupiter in Sagittarius), most of us should get a pleasant (Venus) surprise (Uranus) out of this. Get details here: March 1st – Love & Money Surprise.

As for today, the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Jupiter, and Neptune are all in Jupiter-ruled signs. This will provide enough “lift” that even those bearing the weight of the Venus, Saturn, Pluto conjunction in Capricorn are likely to feel hopeful.

Tomorrow, the Moon will ingress into Capricorn. Yeah it’s heavy, but we have the Venus Uranus deal to distract us. I doubt you’re bored, and that alone is saying something!

Last, heads up to all, but especially, Gemini and Virgo. Mercury will turn retrograde on March 5th. It’s going to hairy. See – Brain Flu.

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The Pieces You Lack

The next two days should be great if you like the idea of things being balanced or whole. I say this because all the elements are well represented.

Sun and Mercury in air
Moon and Neptune in water
Venus, Saturn, and Jupiter in earth
Mars, Jupiter, and Uranus in fire

This means there is something for everyone.

I wonder how many people might complain about a situation like this. The idea is that there’s enough good and bad to go around!

If you can feel this (water) or understand it (air), you can act (fire) in practical (earth) ways that are positive.

I’m sure this energy can be perverted, but I can’t see wasting time with that. I believe that what you do comes back to you eventually. Life is challenging enough without racking up more debt of a negative kind!

This would be a good period to appreciate how the people around you have pieces you lack and vice-versa. Everyday life is miraculous in so many ways, if only you care to notice.

Cut Carefully, To Heal & Thrive

ImageWelcome to February!
Mars in Aries is squaring Pluto in Capricorn today. I think of a sharp knife, cutting off that which is not essential.
This sounds bad, probably because each of us is nonessential to somebody or something.  It conjures up fear and pain.  But I wouldn’t think of this conflict in that way.
These planets function well in their own signs.  A chef will trim the fat from a piece of meat before he or she cooks it. Do you not trim the crust when you bake a pie?
You can also compare this to pruning a tree. I wrote about that here – Coping With Saturn Square Mars.

I’ll use that post to illustrate this phenomenon.
I didn’t blather in that post. It was all important, but the essential piece was contained in the last paragraph. This:  We are designed to heal!
The truth of that statement is easily seen if you think about being cut. Blood congeals and forms a scab, etc. But a person can help or hinder their healing.
Let’s say you’re overburdened. Should you strap on another pack?  That doesn’t make sense.
How about carrying your load but cutting the ball and chain you’re dragging along with you?
Keep in mind, a ball and chain can take many forms. For example, unwanted guilt is a terrible thing to bear.
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