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Astrological news this week: Mars and Venus in Aquarius

Pluto is virtually stationary in the sky as it prepares to turn retrograde at the end of April – it reached the 27th degree of Capricorn on February 3rd, and it will only travel one degree between now and August 2nd. With Pluto stationary in the sky within one degree, the US Pluto return is at its peak for all of these months.  There’s a saying that when the US sneezes the rest of the world gets a cold, and as the world gets smaller and smaller that becomes more and more true.

However, this week there are no major planetary alignments so the faster moving planets will have more of a say in the energies of the week.  Someone shouting in your house may sound loud until a helicopter passes by overhead, and that is what happens with planetary alignments when a major planetary interaction drowns out the more fleeting influences.

Mars and Venus both entered Aquarius yesterday on March 6th, marking a transition from the grounded physical reality of Capricorn into the Aquarian realm of ideas and objectivity. In Capricorn we can sometimes lose sight of the bigger picture, but Aquarius offers some perspective and new ways of thinking about an issue.  With Mercury and Saturn also in Aquarius, we now have four planets in that sign of reason and paradigm shifts. This may not in itself be enough to alter the facts on the ground in Ukraine, but in our personal lives we can take the small steps to bring in more light and more liberation in our own lives from the things and ideas which hold us back.

And now, the week ahead. Dates and times are for the Eastern time zone, please adjust for your locality.


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3.10.21 A dreamy day leading up to the New Moon

art by Lucy Campbell

Today the Pisces Sun conjoins Neptune in Pisces, a triple whammy of Pisces deliciousness to foster sensitivity, artistic and creative inspiration, and spiritual openness.  I say triple because we have the Sun in Pisces, ruled by Neptune as its modern ruler (Jupiter is traditional ruler), conjunct Neptune in Pisces, which is rules.  So that is a very strong Neptunian divine muse to work with.  Tomorrow the Moon joins the Sun in Pisces leading up to the Pisces New Moon, and then Mercury enters Pisces.  Really for the next week or two the energies of Pisces prevail.

What this means from a practical perspective is that this is a time best spent in contemplation, in creative ventures, in connecting to the heart which is the doorway to the soul.  Experiences that provide a sense of connection to the divine, the angelic and the sacred are supported here. Because of this, it is not the best time for clear thinking and critical decisions.  Of course if you must make a decision you must! But be aware that the rose colored glasses are on, and make that extra effort to clear your head. ❤️


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Once in another Blue Moon – the Virgo Full Moon of March 1st

The month of March begins with a Full Moon in Virgo counterbalancing the mystical magic of the Pisces stellium that I wrote about a few days ago (read more here). With five planets in Pisces and Neptune figuring prominently in the chart of the Full Moon, the desire to transcend and melt into an experience of bliss and creative spirituality will be strong, with only the Virgo Moon to provide balance and order. Integrating polarities is an important part of any Full Moon since the Sun and Moon are always in opposite signs at that time. Here we are learning to find balance between day to day life in a body (Virgo) and the creative inspiration of Pisces.

The opportunity for experiences that open the heart will be many with a trine from Venus in Pisces, which is already open and ready to achieve bliss, to Jupiter in Scorpio which as it prepares to turn retrograde later this month is at a standstill, beaming a laser light of expansion and confidence in our ability to passionately (Scorpio) embrace life and love (Venus) in all of its many forms and with all of the blemishes intact.

A harmonious trine from Saturn to the Moon helps to ground her earthiness amidst the mystical magic of the Pisces/Neptune influence.  This Full Moon asks that we align firmly with our bodies and find our center in the earth while allowing our hearts to open and swell with love and an acceptance of the bliss of divine connection.  Not an easy path, but one which will bring abundant blessings!

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By |2022-09-01T14:53:30-04:00February 28th, 2018|Moon|5 Comments

Planetary news this week: Prepare for fog and magic!

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Feeling a little fuzzy lately? It could be that four planets and luminaries are all in mystical, magical Pisces.  Pisces inspires dreams and soul-opening experiences that expand us into heretofore unexplored realms of consciousness and bliss.  However, everything astrological has a dark side and a light side, and the dark side of Pisces is confusion and lack of motivation.

This week’s trip through Pisces is like an adventure into the land of faery… everything seems brighter and more beautiful, but we are apt to get lost into the mists of time.

Accelerating this potential for faery-land is the fact that Neptune, the modern ruler of Pisces which shares these attributes of magic and bliss but also confusion, is strongly aspecting all of the involved planets (Mercury, Venus, Chiron) and the Sun until March 6th and 7th when Venus and Mercury respectively will move into Aries and fire up our engines for re-entry into the real world.

Until then, this is a wonderful time for any kind of spiritual activity or anything that requires imagination and creative flow.  Meditation, creative writing or artistic work, musical expression – these are all perfect activities for the next couple of weeks. This will be a more difficult time for major decisions, so if you have to make one (unfortunately life doesn’t always wait for the perfect astrological timing) strap on your reality glasses and try to be sure you are seeing the real world as clearly as possible.

In any case – enjoy the magic, and allow any potential fog to take you into magical places that without it, you would never have discovered!

By |2018-06-11T11:34:11-04:00February 25th, 2018|Planetary news this week|0 Comments

Planetary news this week: a Pisces trip through magic

Sun in PiscesThe Sun has entered into dreamy Pisces – the “celestial dustbin” of the zodiac.  In Pisces everything that exists in the world comes together in a swirl of magic to be released like fairy dust into the ethers.  The Piscean experience is that of transcendence – it urges us to transcend our ordinary lives of mundane details and find bliss in a joyful dream.  This experience can occur in an infinite number of ways – through losing ourselves in our relationships, an experience of Samadhi in meditation, a walk in the woods or a sunset, creating a beautiful piece of art. Pisces is ruled by Neptune, and having just entered Pisces the Sun will align with Neptune on the 23rd of February.  For the next few days creativity is at a peak and it becomes easier to channel the divine within us into a form that can create happiness not only for us but also for those around us. A trine from the Sun to the North Node of the Moon opens doorways that help us in our evolutionary journey.  This is a beneficial energy that will help us from falling into the Pisces trap of becoming lost in the “glamour” of the fairy dust under which we see only want we want to see and lose track of the physical world entirely. In the  meantime, this Pisces/Neptune magic can open the heart to Divine Love in a way that nothing else can, opening portals in your relationships for deeper connection, facilitating your art or creative drive, and deepening your connection to Universal Wisdom.

“Faeries, come take me out of this dull world, For I would ride with you upon the wind, Run on the top […]

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