In the Stars March 29-April 3, 2020…shining light on the astrology of the week

This week harbors even more volatility than the past couple of weeks as Mars will be conjunct Saturn, exactly for about four days (Monday through Thursday), and Jupiter will makes its first of three conjunctions on April 4th near Mars and Saturn. Jupiter, usually a benefic planet, exaggerates and expands, and combined with Pluto, Saturn and Mars this coming week could be even more turbulent than life has been. The astrology of these COVID-19 times includes the Pluto/Saturn conjunction, Mars being out-of-bounds until June, and the nodes in problematic Nakshatras (arcs of 27 divisions of the zodiac) Ardra and Mula, according to Vedic astrology, and a challenging yoga (Kala Sarpa) where the planets Sun through Saturn are all on one side of the nodal axis.  So what to do when the planetary energy is so intense? Be careful, intentional, and focused. Most of us have been prepared for the volatility by sheltering in place, not traveling, and heeding warnings to be cautious. Remember that also we can use this tremendous energy for good. Much can be accomplished. Breakthroughs can happen in solving deep problems and doing our work. Mars and Saturn will be conjunct at 0 degrees of Aquarius, the sign of invention and innovation.  Perhaps a vaccine for COVID-19 will be discovered with the help of this alignment. While the short-term advice is to be conscious and careful this week, the demands of the energy in the bigger picture are to consider what is being asked of our lives. Pluto demands surrender—and takes things away if you don’t surrender freely. Saturn demands restructuring, and ends things that no longer serve.  The big question now is: What needs to be surrendered, destroyed, given up, or restructured in our lives? I wasn’t surprised to hear on the news last night that divorces are increasing at this time. What isn’t working is likely to be taken away or ended. Financial cycles analyst Ray Merriman has written an excellent free report about this pivotal time, its bearing on finances, and what it implies for the length of COID-19.  You can access it here:  https://bit.ly/2JolQKQ.

The energies in the week ahead are extremely turbulent. You will benefit from the grounding, stretching, bending, and movement of exercise to keep yourself balanced, strong, and flexible. Yoga and dance are good choices, but any exercise that stretches and strengthens you will help you ride the turbulence and build your immune system. The internet and YouTube are full of exercise workouts to keep us in shape as we shelter-in-place. If you haven’t found programs you like yet, go exploring. One free app I have been using that offers many great exercise choices is Peleton.

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The Moon is in curious Gemini on Sunday. We usually feel an urge to go places and to be social. With the Coronavirus shelter-in-place order, we can channel that energy into explorations at home or through the computer, and converse by phone or internet. Read a book. Explore YouTube and learn something new. Listen to a podcast. Call your sibling(s). The asteroid of health and hygiene, Hygeia, is conjunct the Moon, so health is highlighted.

Monday, March 30 is the first of four extremely intense, volatile days when Mars is exactly conjunct Saturn, and Jupiter, Pluto, and Pallas Athena are exactly conjunct a few degrees away from Pluto and Saturn. Mars, Pluto, and Saturn all conjunct are extremely volatile, corresponding with the heightening of the spread of COVID-19. Jupiter amplifies whatever it touches. Saturn and Mars combined can act as a push-pull or blocking energy, though it can also give great focus. From a Jyotish or Vedic perspective, all of the planets are hemmed in by the nodes (except the Moon during half of the month). This hemming of energy can also be volatile and difficult. We already know we need to be cautious and our lives are restricted. However, there is a lot of energy for action. So dig into projects, purge your homes of clutter, or learn a new skill to enhance your profession.  

On Monday the Moon is void of course all day from 8:11 a.m. PDT. We may feel scattered due to the void Moon in Gemini and the Moon’s square to Neptune. This is not a day for focus. Allow yourself to flow with the meandering energies of the day. When the Moon is in Gemini we
want to communicate, so reach out to family, friends, or colleagues with a phone call. Mars’ entry into Aquarius draws us toward freedom and friendship through May 12th. Reach out through a Zoom call and be charitable toward your neighbors.

The Moon enters Cancer tropically on Tuesday which usually gives a cozy, caring energy. However, Mars conjuncts Saturn, a harsh, disagreeable aspect that can manifest as a blocking energy. The Moon squares Chiron, another uncomfortable alignment. Be kind. Do what you can do, but don’t try to force resistant energy. Cook some comfort food and nourish yourself or support your local restaurant with some delicious take-out food.

All Fool’s Day April 1st is not a light-hearted day. This is day three of the extremely volatile energy of the Mars-Saturn alignment. However, lunar trines to Mercury and Neptune give compassion, understanding, and inspiration.

Thursday is a highly charged day full of planetary challenges. The Moon opposes Jupiter, Pluto, Saturn, and Mars, and squares Uranus! You may meet obstacles, and there also may be a few surprises. Mid-day the Moon moves from Cancer to more playful Leo tropically, which may uplift our spirits. When there is this much challenging energy in the day it is best to be conscious and cautious; at the same time the dynamic energy wants to work, so lean in and get some big things accomplished.

The intensity of the last four days lifts a little on Friday, Venus’ Day, and Venus moves into Gemini tropically for an extra-long stay of four months due to a retrograde period beginning in early May. Gemini is an air and symbolizes curiosity and connection; this shift will lighten things up a bit. The luminaries, Sun and Moon make a warm, congenial trine in fire signs. Mercury is conjunct Neptune which could cloud our thinking – or inspire us. The Moon is void of course for over 24 hours beginning at 12:29 p.m. until 2:18 p.m. on Saturday. If you have meetings to attend or decisions to make, attend to those matters in the morning. Take it easy in the afternoon and evening, and watch a good movie on Netflix.

The big cosmic event of the day is Jupiter’s exact conjunction with Pluto at 24:53 Capricorn. This is a powerful combination for transformation. Note how the big changes in your life, especially in the last three months, have manifested and shifted things for you. Another strong cosmic event is Venus trine Saturn which will give relational support. This alignment can help us re-set and manage the turbulence that may have been stirred up earlier in the week. At 2:18 p.m. PDT the Moon moves into industrious Virgo and this will help us get our lives in order over the next two days, but perhaps not until tomorrow, as a Moon-Uranus trine in the evening may deliver some surprises, as well as some brilliant ideas.

Palm Sunday is a relatively quiet day astrologically, giving us some peace and calm to put our lives in order with the grace of the orderly Virgo Moon. Enjoy the day, especially after this extremely active, volatile week!

On Monday the Virgo Moon makes benefic trine aspects to all the planets that are conjunct in Capricorn and early Aquarius: Pluto, Jupiter, Pallas Athena in Capricorn, and Saturn and Mars in early Aquarius. The Moon is void of course all morning until 2:16 p.m. PDT when it moves into Libra. Use the Virgo Moon to tend to routine tasks, and hold meetings and things requiring connection until after 2:16 p.m. PDT.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Explore in the comfort of your home. Read a book or learn something new through a podcast, YouTube, or the internet.

Monday: Moon VoC all day beginning at 8:11 a.m. PDT. Attend to routine tasks and allow yourself to flow with the challenging energies of the day.

Tuesday: Energy may feel blocked. Don’t force anything. Be kind and caring.

Wednesday: Another turbulent, volatile day, so be aware, yet use the energy to get things accomplished.

Thursday: Be conscious and cautious as there is much challenging energy. Lean in and work hard.

Friday: Hold meetings and finish work projects in the morning. Relax in the afternoon and evening. Moon Voc at 12:29 p.m. through Saturday at 2:18 p.m.

Saturday: Commitments solidify, and sweeping changes over the past few months are to be honored. Moon VoC until 2:18 p.m. PDT.

Sunday:  Put your live in order and enjoy the day.

Monday: Moon VoC until 2:16 p.m. PDT. Energy flows to get a lot accomplished—routine tasks in the morning, and things calling for initiating and making connections after 2:16 (14:16 PDT).

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Taurus
(March 4-April 3) –in COVID-19 Isolated Times

  1. Spend time in your garden—weed, water, fertilize, and plant.
  2. Cook delicious food to delight your taste buds.
  3. Give your hair a special, nourishing treatment.
  4. Freshen your wardrobe—cull things that no longer work for you.
    Mend and repair clothes needing attention.
  5. Take time for bubble baths in candlelight.
  6. Spray a delightful scent such as rose water around your face.
  7. Find some delightful new inspiring music on Pandora or Spotify.
  8. Create a new playlist to inspire you.
  9. Meet each day looking your best—if only for yourself.
  10. Sing!

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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting
decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work. Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle):
Pacific StandardTime:
March 30 at 8:11 a.m. through March 31 at 4:43 a.m. (Moon into Cancer); April 2: 9:49 a.m. – 11:26 a.m. (Moon into Leo); April 3 at 12:29 p.m. through April 4, at 2:18 p.m. (Moon into Virgo); April 6: 6:29 a.m. –  2:15 p.m. (Moon into Libra); April 8: 5:50 a.m. –  1:17 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio); April 10: 12:35 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius); April 12: 4:46 a.m. –5:05 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn); April 14 at 4:47 p.m. through April 15 at 0:37 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius); April 17: 7:34 a.m. –  11:29 a.m. (Moon into Pisces); April 19 at 4:31 p.m. through April 20 at 0:01 (Moon into Aries); April 22: 5:32 a.m. – 12:36 p.m. (Moon into Taurus); April 24 at 5:43 p.m. through April 25 at 0:20 (Moon into Gemini)                                                                                                             GMT (Greenwich Mean Time): March 28 at 23:05 through March 29 at 2:38 (Moon into Gemini); March 30 at 16:11 through March 31 at 12:43 (Moon into Cancer); April 2: 17:49 – 19:26 (Moon into Leo); April 3 at 20:29 through April 4, at 22:18 (Moon into Virgo); April 6: 14:29 –  22:15 (Moon into Libra); April 8: 13:50 –  21:17 (Moon into Scorpio); April 10: 20:35 – 21:35 (Moon into Sagittarius); April 12 at 12:45 through April 13th at 1:05 (Moon into Capricorn); April 15: 0:47 – 8:37 (Moon into Aquarius); April 17: 15:34 –  19:29 (Moon into Pisces); April 20: 0:31 – 8:01 (Moon into Aries)  April 22: 13:32 – 20:36 (Moon into Taurus); April 25: 1:43 – 8:20 (Moon into Gemini)                                                                                                                                                                           

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In the Stars March 22-29, 2020…shining light on the astrology of the week: New Moon

We are now well into our first week of shelter-in-place in California. Much of the rest of the country is under the same mandate. Every day there are new orders and changes to limit physical contact to contain the virus. Our lives have dramatically changed over the past week. As spring has arrived, we have had to draw inward and take more of a winter posture; we are dying to an old way of living and emerging into a new springtime. Nature is available to us to step into spring.

This week, in spite of the gloomy overcast skies of the Pluto/Saturn conjunction, Mars being out-of-bounds, and the nodes in problematic Nakshatras Ardra and Mula, according to Vedic astrology, the Sun is now in sunny, forward-moving Aries, and Venus and Jupiter make a benefic trine. Tuesday’s New Moon at 4:12 Aries is conjunct Chiron and Black Moon Lilith, symbolizing healing and equality.

I just attended the San Francisco Astrological Society’s excellent International Day Conference today (Saturday), converted to an online forum. Linea Van Horn was the keynote speaker, and gave the closing lecture “Dancing On the Edge of Chaos.” Her message was that it is a miracle that we are living in this amazing time of change, and that we can participate in the challenges and changes in many positive, proactive ways. I worked with a client earlier today who was resistant to changing her ways in response to what is happening. While response is always one’s choice, the energy of Pluto and Saturn is to end and destroy old worn-out ways of doing things. It is less painful, I think, to proactively respond to demands for change rather than to resist and be forced to change at a later breaking point.

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Sunday is a cosmically energized day. Mercury makes a brilliant, inventive sextile with Uranus, giving great ideas. Venus and Neptune align in a creative dance, encouraging idealism and generativity. Mars and Pluto conjunct, creating a powerful, dynamic duo. The dynamism of these powerful, and soft, visionary aspects can be employed for productivity, innovation, and good works.

Start your work week with gentle movement such as yoga early Monday morning. The Moon is void of course all day starting at 7:51 a.m. PDT. Take time from work demands for a walk, an art project, or to watch a film. At 5:58 p.m. PDT the Moon bounces in to Aries, ready to get going on something new. However, the Moon is dark, so take some space for yourself and go inward. 

Healing is a strong theme in Tuesday’s New Moon which is conjunct Chiron. The Moon also conjuncts Black Moon Lilith calling forth independence and creativity. These four planets form a tense square to the Moon’s nodes, a karmic alignment. This constrictive configuration symbolizes the challenge of the Coronavirus in which we are limited in movement, and are called in isolation to be creative both independently and socially.

The Sun shines fully in Aries on Wednesday and makes an edgy aspect to Jupiter and Pluto. We are deeply challenged in expansive ways. Lean in, and give this day your all.

We are reminded of responsibilities and limitations on Thursday as we plod through practical matters. Yet, we can expect routines to be broken and perhaps something surprising to emerge in the afternoon. Please the senses with a fine dinner in the evening. Light candles, play your favorite music, and make the evening special.

Indulge yourself in sensual pleasures on Friday. The Moon is in Taurus making benefic aspects to Mercury and Neptune, and it is Venus’ Day, Viernes, ruler of Taurus. The highlight aspect of the day is Venus trine Jupiter—the benefic planets of love and joy. Walk in nature, spruce up your home, and enjoy a delicious dinner and perhaps wine to celebrate the end of your work week in isolation.

Saturday is another awesome, pleasure-packed day. A Venus-Pluto trine amplifies love and passion, and infuses relationships with positive, amorous energy. Moon and Venus in Taurus are strong, as the Moon is exalted in Taurus, and Venus is the ruler of Taurus. These two strong planets, Venus and Moon, make benefic aspects to Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, and Pluto in grounded earth signs. This day can be extremely productive. Lean into this day, give it the works, and reap the benefits.

The Moon is in curious Gemini on Sunday. We usually feel an urge to go places and to be social. With the Coronavirus shelter-in-place order, we will need to channel that energy into explorations at home. Read a book. Explore YouTube and learn something new. Listen to a podcast. Call your sibling(s). The asteroid of health and hygiene, Hygeia, is conjunct the Moon, so health is highlighted.

The Moon is void of course all day Monday from 8:11 a.m. PDT. We may feel scattered due to the void Moon in Gemini and the Moon’s square to Neptune. This is not a day for focus. Allow yourself to flow with the meandering energies of the day. When the Moon is in Gemini we want to communicate, so reach out to family, friends, or colleagues with a phone call. Mars moves into Aquarius tropically, drawing us toward freedom and friendship through May 12th.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Powerful day of cosmic alignments.

Monday:  Moon VoC until 5:68 p.m. PDT. Moon is dark just before tomorrow’s New Moon, so take some solitude.

Tuesday: New Moon in Aries. Be creative and independent in your social distancing, and open to healing.

Wednesday: High energy, expansive, challenging day. Make the most of it, and get started early.

Thursday: Attend to practical matters, and enjoy a fine dinner in the evening.

Friday: Indulge in sensual pleasures—and enjoy!

Saturday: Power-packed productive day. Make the most of it.

Sunday: Explore in the comfort of your home. Read a book or learn something new through a podcast, YouTube, or the internet.

Monday: Moon VoC all day beginning at 8:11 a.m. PDT. Allow yourself to flow with the meandering, unfocused energies of the day.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Taurus (March 4-April 3) –in COVID-19 Isolated Times

  1. Spend time in your garden—weed, water, fertilize, and plant.
  2. Cook delicious food to delight your taste buds.
  3. Give your hair a special, nourishing treatment.
  4. Freshen your wardrobe—cull things that no longer work for you. Mend and repair clothes needing attention.
  5. Take time for bubble baths in candlelight.
  6. Spray a delightful scent such as rose water around your face.
  7. Find some delightful new inspiring music on Pandora or Spotify.
  8. Create a new playlist to inspire you.
  9. Meet each day looking your best—if only for yourself.
  10. Sing!

*****

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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting
decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle):
Pacific StandardTime:
March 23: 7:51 a.m. – 5:58 p.m. (Moon into Aries); March 26: 0:16 a.m. – 6:37 a.m. (Moon into Taurus); Saturday, March 28: 4:05 p.m. – 6:38 p.m. (Moon into Gemini); March 30 at 8:11 a.m. through March 31 at 4:43 a.m. (Moon into Cancer); April 2: 9:49 a.m. – 11:26 a.m. (Moon into Leo); April 3 at 12:29 p.m. through April 4, at 2:18 p.m. (Moon into Virgo); April 6: 6:29 a.m. –  2:15 p.m. (Moon into Libra); April 8: 5:50 a.m. –  1:17 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio); April 10: 12:35 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius); April 12: 4:46 a.m. –5:05 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn); April 14 at 4:47 p.m. through April 15 at 0:37 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius); April 17: 7:34 a.m. –  11:29 a.m. (Moon into Pisces); April 19 at 4:31 p.m. through April 20 at 0:01 (Moon into Aries)                                                                                                           GMT (Greenwich Mean Time): March 23 at 14:51 through March 24 at 0:58 (Moon into Aries); March 26: 7:16  – 13:37 (Moon into Taurus); March 28 at 23:05 through March 29 at 2:38 (Moon into Gemini); March 30 at 16:11 through March 31 at 12:43 (Moon into Cancer); April 2: 17:49 – 19:26 (Moon into Leo); April 3 at 20:29 through April 4, at 22:18 (Moon into Virgo); April 6: 14:29 –  22:15 (Moon into Libra); April 8: 13:50 –  21:17 (Moon into Scorpio); April 10: 20:35 – 21:35 (Moon into Sagittarius); April 12 at 12:45 through April 13th at 1:05 (Moon into Capricorn); April 15: 0:47 – 8:37 (Moon into Aquarius); April 17: 15:34 –  19:29 (Moon into Pisces); April 20: 0:31 – 8:01 (Moon into Aries)                                                                 

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In the Stars March 15-22, 2020…shining light on the astrology of the week

I’m sure the main thing on your mind is the question: When is the Coronavirus Pandemic going to end? While, of course, no one really knows, I will share a few thoughts from both Western and Eastern astrological perspectives at the end of the weekly post for those interested in some possible astrological correlations. Perhaps the situation is a perfect storm of cosmic influences. Perhaps the situation defies causal interpretation. Perhaps the situation is a cosmic re-set for our collective humanity.

This week is the Vernal Equinox on Thursday, the first day of Spring when the Sun moves into Aries tropically, and day and night are equal. Mars and Jupiter perfect in conjunction on Friday, March 20th, a combination ready to march and push things forward.

As for me, yesterday was the first anniversary of my husband”s (Ralph Metzner) death. Today I spoke of his life and legacy at the opening weekend of the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research (www.ciis.edu/cptr) with which I work. Half of our class of 77 students attended in person, while half attended via Zoom technology. In the last week we negotiated and prepared for this necessity. Our faculty from the East Coast presented via Zoom. It worked out to be a great weekend for all, and almost seamless in execution. It was a great challenge to work with the current issues and figure out new methods of adjusting, educating, and building community.

As we navigate our changing schedules and new ways of doing work, the everyday messages of planetary alignments offer wisdom for living our lives to the fullest, and making the most of these challenging times.

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Sunday is a rest day! I hope that it was for you. It was also a good day to re-configure travel plans.

It’s a slow start Monday morning due to the Moon being void of course through 9:25 a.m. when it moves into taciturn Capricorn. Then it is time to get down to business and plan the week ahead. Mercury moves into Pisces tropically where it is in its fall, or not the best placement. Thinking may be cloudy, though you can still get a lot accomplished.

Tuesday, St. Patrick’s Day, has beautiful energy. The Capricorn Moon makes beneficial alignments with Venus and Neptune. Mars and Pallas Athena conjoin, giving zesty energy for strategic, artful action. This is an excellent day for constructing an imaginative, strategic action plan.

Wednesday is a power-packed day as the Capricorn Moon conjoins Mars, Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn, and makes a benefic sextile with the Pisces Sun. A great deal can, and should be, accomplished. Business and career opportunities may be revealed—or generated. Make this day count. At 6:16 p.m. the Moon moves into air sign Aquarius, when it is time to turn to an evening with friends—in person, by phone, or online.

The Vernal Equinox arrives Thursday when the Sun enters Aries at 8:50 p.m. PDT, where it is exalted and strong. The Sun makes a benefic sextile to Saturn, holding us accountable for our responsibilities. Independence is a key word for the day as the free-thinking Aquarius Moon squares Uranus. Spring has officially arrived.

Mars conjuncts Jupiter on Friday. We enthusiastically march forward, even though the Moon is void of course all day and evening. Allowing your energy to roam free, you can get a lot of routine, insignificant tasks accomplished.

Our concerns stretch toward the collective and our common humanity on Saturday and Sunday. The Moon moves into Pisces, softening our focus and amplifying our compassion and generosity. Saturn moves into Aquarius tropically on Saturday evening (8:57 p.m. PDT). Mercury conjoins the Moon and trines the North Node, amplifying the potential of our interconnections.

Sunday is a cosmically energized day. Mercury makes a brilliant, inventive sextile with Uranus. Venus and Neptune align in a creative dance, encouraging idealism and generativity. Mars and Pluto conjunct, creating a powerful, dynamic duo. The dynamism of these powerful, yet soft, visionary aspects could result in good works.

Start your week with gentle movement such as yoga early Monday morning before your settle into the rest of the day with a Moon void of course in Pisces. Take some time off for a walk, an art project, or to catch a film. At 5:58 p.m. PDT the Moon bounces in to Aries, ready to get going on something new. However, the Moon is dark, so take some space for yourself before moving too far forward. 

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Coronavirus Correlations:

Certainly the Coronavirus seems linked to the Saturn/Pluto conjunction, the outbreak occurring on January 21st just after the conjunction on January 12th.  The last Saturn/Pluto conjunction was in 1981-83 and corresponded with the Aids virus. The big event at the Pluto-Saturn opposition was the destruction of the World Trade Center twin towers on 9/11/2001. Pluto entered Capricorn sidereally on February 23rd. Now Pluto is in Capricorn in both tropical and sidereal zodiacs. Pluto is the planet that symbolizes death, destruction, and hidden mysteries; also it symbolizes transformation. Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn, and Saturn symbolizes fear and limitation. This intense alignment is linked to the virus and the big drops and swings in the financial markets. 

Financial market timer/astrologer Ray Merriman posted on Facebook that he suggests that the Feds close the financial markets until Mars crosses Jupiter March 20th, or even better until the first pass of Jupiter over Pluto April 4th. These may be milestones or relief points. Yet, when the Sun comes into square aspect with Saturn and Pluto from April 8-21, this is yet another challenging energy.

From a Vedic astrology perspective, the Moon’s nodes (Rahu and Ketu) are in difficult Nakshatras Mula (South Node/Ketu) and Ardra (North Node/Rahu) thorugh May28th. Also from a sidereal/Vedic perspective Jupiter moved into Capricorn on March 29th where it is in detriment for the next year, when we will need to guard against false optimism and poor judgment. Credit to Barry Rosen at www.appliedvedicastrology.com for perspectives.

The Week in Short:

Sunday: Broaden your perspectives and be optimistic.

Monday: Get down to business and make things happen!

Tuesday: Construct an imaginative, strategic action plan.

Wednesday: Business or career opportunities may be revealed—or generated.

Thursday: As much as we want to break free, we are accountable for our responsibilities.

Friday:  Allow yourself to roam free, and at the same time complete insignificant tasks.

Saturday: Open your compassionate heart to our collective humanity.

Sunday: Powerful day of cosmic alignments.

Monday:  Moon VoC until 5:68 p.m. PDT. Moon is dark just before tomorrow’s New Moon, so take some solitude.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Taurus (March 4-April 3)

  1. Plant spring flowers in your garden.
  2. Cook delicious food to delight your taste buds.
  3. Get a massage.
  4. Get a fresh hair cut
  5. Freshen your wardrobe.
  6. Spray a delightful scent such as rose water around your face.
  7. Find some delightful new inspiring music.
  8. Create a new playlist to inspire your everyday life.
  9. Sing—maybe karaoke?
  10. Adorn yourself with beautiful clothing and jewelry.

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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle):
Pacific Standard Time:
March 15: 2:34 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn); March 18: 5:48 p.m. – 6:16 a.m.{Moon into Aquarius}; March 20 at 2:00 a.m. through March 21 at 5:33 a.m. (Moon into Pisces); March 23: 7:51 a.m. – 5:58 p.m. (Moon into Aries); March 26: 0:16 a.m. – 6:37 a.m. (Moon into Taurus); Saturday, March 28: 4:05 p.m. – 6:38 p.m. (Moon into Gemini); March 30 at 8:11 a.m. through March 31 at 4:43 a.m. (Moon into Cancer); April 2: 9:49 a.m. – 11:26 a.m. (Moon into Leo); April 3 at 12:29 p.m. through April 4, at 2:18 p.m. (Moon into Virgo); April 6: 6:29 a.m. –  2:15 p.m. (Moon into Libra); April 8: 5:50 a.m. –  1:17 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio); April 10: 12:35 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius); April 12: 4:46 a.m. – 5:05 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):
March 15: 10:34 – 17:25 (Moon into Capricorn); March 18: 13:48 – 14:16 {Moon into Aquarius}; March 20 at 10:00 through March 21 at 13:33 (Moon into Pisces); March 23: 7:51 a.m. – 5:58 p.m. (Moon into Aries); March 26: 0:16 a.m. – 6:37 a.m. (Moon into Taurus); Saturday, March 28: 4:05 p.m. – 6:38 p.m. (Moon into Gemini); March 23 at 15:51 through March 24 at 1:58 (Moon into Aries); March 26: 8:16 – 14:37 (Moon into Taurus); Sunday, March 28: 0:05 – 2:38 (Moon into Gemini); March 30 at 16:11 through March 31 at 12:43 (Moon into Cancer); April 2: 17:49 – 19:26 (Moon into Leo); April 3 at 20:29 through April 4, at 22:18 (Moon into Virgo); April 6: 14:29 –  22:15 (Moon into Libra); April 8: 13:50 –  21:17 (Moon into Scorpio); April 10: 20:35 – 21:35 (Moon into Sagittarius); April 12 at 12:45 through April 13th at 1:05 (Moon into Capricorn)

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In the Stars March 8-15, 2020…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon

The week begins with a brilliant Supermoon Full Moon in Virgo that aligns well with the many planets in industrious Capricorn, and Mercury turns direct, both occurring on Monday.   A lot can be accomplished this week. Examples of Mars’ out-of-bounds erratic behavior are the stock market fluctuations and the changing landscape of the Democratic presidential race. The South Node, Mars, Pallas Athena, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto all remain in Capricorn this week. One aspect of Capricorn’s symbolism is fear, and a lot of fear is now being generated with the reporting about the coronavirus. Sun and Neptune are in visionary, compassionate Pisces. Strong energy is available for tremendous productivity and imaginative problem solving. Sunday, March 8th Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00 a.m..

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Daylight Savings Time arrives early Sunday morning, taking an hour of our sleep. The Moon is in Virgo on Sunday, fostering a day for getting organized and attending to many tasks and details. The Sun conjuncts visionary Neptune, lifting us up to a larger cosmic picture. Venus and Uranus conjunct in Taurus and make a sizzling, benefic trine to the Virgo Moon. We open our hearts to love and exciting possibilities. Much can be accomplished this day, and we can expect a few nice surprises.

Monday sports a Supermoon Full Moon in Virgo, numerous mostly-benefic aspects. The term Supermoon is given to Full Moons that are closest to the earth in its orbit, called “perigee,” making it bigger and brighter than regular Full Moons. Mercury turns direct at 8:49 p.m. PDT. When planets are stationary turning direction their energy is extra potent. There are intense, practical, work-oriented energies at play with five planets in Capricorn making benefic trines to the Virgo Moon. At the same time there is a mystical, intuitive, compassionate energy with Neptune conjuncting the Sun in the Full Moon alignment. This is an inspiring, power-packed day. Much can be accomplished. Make the most of this high-energy awesome day, and if stationery Mercury plays a few tricks, so be it.

Tuesday is a cosmically light day compared with Monday. The Moon is in copasetic Libra. We gravitate to beauty and harmony and keeping the peace. A Moon-Chiron opposition may bring up relationship issues for healing. The Moon’s square to the nodal axis presses for balance and equality in relationships.

Wednesday holds the weekly lunar square to Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn. This tension demands sensibility and responsible action. Lean into your work with grace.

Feelings run deep on Thursday as the Moon moves into Scorpio. Lunar oppositions to Uranus and Venus may bring unexpected events, and surprising emotional issues. Take some time alone for yourself.

We continue to dive deep into more mysterious matters on Friday through the energy of the Scorpio Moon. There are numerous aspects, mostly positive. Step into your power for good. At the same time, take some space for yourself, as the Scorpio Moon encourages deep pondering and observation.

We greet the world on Saturday with a buoyant, positive attitude, infused with the energy of the sunny Sagittarius Moon. A Sun-Pluto sextile gives us strength and drive to move things forward. A benefic Mars-Neptune sextile fosters visionary action.

Sunday is a rest day! The optimistic Sagittarius Moon calls us to exercise movement, and adventure. Travel through some good reading that expands your world.

It’s a slow start Monday morning due to the Moon being void of course through 9:25 a.m. when it moves into taciturn Capricorn. Then it’s time to get down to business and make things happen. Mercury moves into Pisces where it is in its fall; our thinking may be a bit cloudy.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday:
Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00 AM. Get organized and get a lot
accomplished. Expect pleasant surprises and exciting possibilities.

Monday: Make the most of this power-packed day. Full Moon in Virgo. Mercury turns direct.

Tuesday: Strive for balance and harmony, and equality in relationship.

Wednesday: Bring grace and beauty into the demands of your work.

Thursday: Feelings run deep. Unexpected connections emerge.

Friday: Step into your power for generating good, and take some time and space for yourself.

Saturday: Buoyant energy abounds for moving things forward.

Sunday: Take an easy hike.

Monday: Get down to business and make things happen!

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Taurus (March 4-April 3)

  1. Plant spring flowers in your garden.
  2. Cook delicious food to delight your taste buds.
  3. Get a massage.
  4. Get a fresh hair cut
  5. Freshen your wardrobe.
  6. Spray a delightful scent such as rose water around your face.
  7. Find some delightful new inspiring music.
  8. Create a new playlist to inspire your everyday life.
  9. Sing—maybe karaoke?
  10. Adorn yourself with beautiful clothing and jewelry.

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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle):
Pacific Standard Time:
Sunday, March 8: 12:12 a.m. – 2:47 a.m. (Moon into Virgo); Tuesday, March 10: 1:32 a.m. – 3:03 a.m. (Moon into Libra); Thursday, March 12: 1:12 a.m. – 2:28 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio); Saturday, March 14: 3:06 a.m. – 4:09 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius) March 15: 2:34 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn); March 18: 5:48 p.m. – 6:16 a.m.{Moon into Aquarius}; March 20 at 2:00 a.m. through March 21 at 5:33 a.m. (Moon into Pisces); March 23: 7:51 a.m. – 5:58 p.m. (Moon into Aries); March 26: 0:16 a.m. – 6:37 a.m. (Moon into Taurus); Saturday, March 28: 4:05 p.m. – 6:38 p.m. (Moon into Gemini); March 30 at 8:11 a.m. through March 31 at 4:43 a.m. (Moon into Cancer); April 2: 9:49 a.m. – 11:26 a.m. (Moon into Leo); April 3 at 12:29 p.m. through April 4, at 2:18 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time): Sunday, March 8: 8:12 – 10:47 (Moon into Virgo); Tuesday, March 10: 9:32 – 11:03 (Moon into Libra); Thursday, March 12: 9:12 – 10:28 (Moon into Scorpio); Saturday, March 14: 11:06 – 12:09 (Moon into Sagittarius); March 15: 10:34 – 17:25 (Moon into Capricorn); March 18: 13:48 – 14:16 {Moon into Aquarius}; March 20 at 10:00 through March 21 at 13:33 (Moon into Pisces); March 23: 7:51 a.m. – 5:58 p.m. (Moon into Aries); March 26: 0:16 a.m. – 6:37 a.m. (Moon into Taurus); Saturday, March 28: 4:05 p.m. – 6:38 p.m. (Moon into Gemini); March 23 at 15:51 through March 24 at 1:58 (Moon into Aries); March 26: 8:16 – 14:37 (Moon into Taurus); Sunday, March 28: 0:05 – 2:38 (Moon into Gemini); March 30 at 16:11 through March 31 at 12:43 (Moon into Cancer); April 2: 17:49 – 19:26 (Moon into Leo); April 3 at 20:29 through April 4, at 22:18 (Moon into Virgo)

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In the Stars March 1-8, 2020…shining light on the astrology of the week

Mercury is in its last week of retrograde motion. Review, reflect, revise, renew. Mars continues out of bounds until June 12th but it is starting to move ahead of the South node this week, easing a little of the heat. We saw this hot and fiery combination in effect with last week’s stock market fluctuations and the fiery Democratic presidential candidates’ debate. When Mars is out of bounds, behavior is more erratic. Go slowly, stay conscious, and keep your cool. The South Node, Mars, Pallas Athena, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto all remain in Capricorn. Sun and Neptune are in visionary, compassionate Pisces. Strong energy abounds for tremendous productivity and imaginative problem solving. Sunday, March 8th Daylight Savings Time clicks in.

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We can get a number of weekend chores accomplished Sunday morning, fueled by the Moon’s benefic alignments with Pluto and Saturn, even though the Moon is void of course. At 11:21 a.m. PST the Moon leaps into curious Gemini. Sunday afternoon beckons us to a social outing, especially one in which we might learn something. How about a visit to a museum or to browse in a local bookstore?

We may lose ourselves in a whirlwind of ideas on Monday as the Gemini Moon squares the Sun and Neptune. Since Mercury is retrograde, the energies of the day could be good for re-thinking things. The day is also primed for inspired writing or losing yourself in a good book. Be imaginative and curious.

A Venus-Saturn square on Tuesday may stir up concern about money and relationships. Curb spending and get to work preparing your tax documents. Talk out concerns. With the Moon in agile Gemini and Mercury retrograde, problems and plans can be re-worked. The mood lightens in the evening as we come to new understandings and re-imagine solutions.

Numerous planets are on the move on Wednesday: tropically the Moon moves into Cancer, Mercury moves retrograde back into Aquarius, and Venus moves into Taurus. An added bonus is that all three of these shifts support the strength of these three planets. There are numerous planetary aspects, mostly benefic, making this a day with great energy and potential. However, the needy Cancer Moon opposes out-of-bound Mars and the South Node, and this alignment can be volatile. Venus’ grounding and steadiness in its ruling sign of Taurus should help us navigate choppy waters.

Thursday begins with a soft and dreamy Moon-Neptune trine, but don’t get too comfortable, as the day gets more demanding with oppositions to the Moon from Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn in Capricorn. Meet the demands with action steps and productivity. You may want to attend to some home improvement projects.

Friday’s backdrop is a fiery, playful Leo Moon which could be fun—but lunar squares to Venus and Uranus give an edgy energy which can also be creative. The Moon-Uranus square could deliver something surprising. Enjoy a romantic, colorful, playful evening.

Make Saturday a fun, leisurely weekend day for play, especially with children or grandchildren. There are few planetary alignments. Enjoy a romantic evening with your sweetie or with good friends. Set your clocks ahead one hour, as Daylight Savings Time kicks in at 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

Daylight Savings Time arrives early Sunday morning, taking an hour of our sleep. The Moon is in Virgo on Sunday, fostering a day for getting organized and attending to many tasks and details. The Sun conjuncts visionary Neptune, lifting us up to a larger cosmic picture. Venus and Uranus conjunct in Taurus and make a benefic trine to the Virgo Moon. We open our hearts to love and exciting possibilities. Much can be accomplished this day, and we can expect a few nice surprises.

Monday sports a SuperMoon Full Moon in Virgo, numerous mostly-benefic aspects, and Mercury turns direct. This is a power-packed day. Much can be accomplished. Make the most of this high-energy awesome day.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: After getting chores done in the morning, head out to explore and connect.

Monday: Be curious and re-imagine projects.

Tuesday: Re-work concerns about money and relationships.

Wednesday: Extremely active day. Volatility along with presence and sensibility abound.

Thursday: Meet the demands of the day responsibly and productively.

Friday: Fun, creative day with a few surprises and edges.

Saturday: Day for play!

Sunday: Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00 AM. Get organized and get a lot accomplished. Expect pleasant surprises and exciting possibilities.

Monday: Make the most of this power-packed day. Full Moon in Virgo. Mercury turns direct.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Taurus (March 4-April 3)

  1. Plant spring flowers in your garden.
  2. Cook delicious food to delight your taste buds.
  3. Get a massage.
  4. Get a fresh hair cut
  5. Freshen your wardrobe.
  6. Spray a delightful scent such as rose water around your face.
  7. Find some delightful new inspiring music.
  8. Create a new playlist to inspire your everyday life.
  9. Sing–maybe karaoke?
  10. Adorn yourself with beautiful clothing and jewelry.

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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle):
Pacific Standard Time:
Sunday, March 1: 7:52 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. (Moon into Gemini); Tuesday. March 3: 6:19 p.m. – 8:25 p.m. (Moon into Cancer); Thursday, March 5 at 11:11 p.m. through Friday, March 6 at 1:27 a.m. (Moon into Leo); Sunday, March 8: 12:12 a.m. – 2:47 a.m. (Moon into Virgo); Tuesday, March 10: 1:32 a.m. – 3:03 a.m. (Moon into Libra); Thursday, March 12: 1:12 a.m. – 2:28 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio); Saturday, March 14: 3:06 a.m. – 4:09 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius) March 15: 2:34 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn); March 18: 5:48 p.m. – 6:16 a.m.{Moon into Aquarius}; March 20 at 2:00 a.m. through March 21 at 5:33 a.m. (Moon into Pisces); March 23: 7:51 a.m. – 5:58 p.m. (Moon into Aries); March 26: 0:16 a.m. – 6:37 a.m. (Moon into Taurus); Saturday, March 28: 4:05 p.m. – 6:38 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time): Sunday, March 1: 15:52 – 19:20 (Moon into Gemini); Tuesday. March 3: at 14:19 through Wednesday, March 4 at 4:25 (Moon into Cancer); Friday, March 6: 7:11 – 8:27 (Moon into Leo); Sunday, March 8: 8:12 – 10:47 (Moon into Virgo); Tuesday, March 10: 9:32 – 11:03 (Moon into Libra); Thursday, March 12: 9:12 – 10:28 (Moon into Scorpio); Saturday, March 14: 11:06 – 12:09 (Moon into Sagittarius); March 15: 10:34 – 17:25 (Moon into Capricorn); March 18: 13:48 – 14:16 {Moon into Aquarius}; March 20 at 10:00 through March 21 at 13:33 (Moon into Pisces); March 23: 7:51 a.m. – 5:58 p.m. (Moon into Aries); March 26: 0:16 a.m. – 6:37 a.m. (Moon into Taurus); Saturday, March 28: 4:05 p.m. – 6:38 p.m. (Moon into Gemini); March 23 at 15:51 through March 24 at 1:58 (Moon into Aries); March 26: 8:16 – 14:37 (Moon into Taurus); Sunday, March 28: 0:05 – 2:38 (Moon into Gemini)

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Corrected–In the Stars February 23-March 1, 2020…shining light on the astrology of the week: New Moon

Mercury continues in retrograde motion for the next two weeks–a time to review, revise, re-imagine, and re-adjust. Mercury retrograde makes us more prone to communication errors. This blog I sent yesterday noted incorrectly that Daylight Savings Time ends next Sunday, March 1; however, it is rather the following Sunday, March 8. Thus, I am re-sending this blog corrected for this error. I’ll also take this opportunity to apologize for the sometimes-funky formatting lately. WordPress.org has changed some things and some recent posts have been delivered with some uneven formatting, even though when I type them in they look fine. Bear with me while I try to address this.

Mars continues out of bounds and conjunct the South Node of the Moon, giving volatility. We saw this combination in effect with last week’s stock market fluctuations and the fiery Democratic presidential candidates’ debate. When Mars is out of bounds we may experience more erratic behavior and hotter tempers. Go slowly, stay conscious, and keep your cool. In addition to the heat and aggression of the Mars/South Node aspect there are strong Capricorn and Pisces themes now. The week begins with both Sun and Moon in Pisces, joining Neptune, giving compassion, vision, and creativity—as well as idealism. Five planets are in Capricorn:  Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto, and asteroid Pallas Athena. Combining the brilliant Mercury in inventive Aquarius, the best of the planetary energies in the week ahead enable tremendous productivity and imaginative problem solving. The week ahead holds Mardi Gras, and Ash Wednesday, the Christian beginning of Lent.

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Sunday sports a New Moon in Pisces early morning PST. Numerous
aspects make this an active day; yet, the Moon is in Pisces, so we prefer to
dream and create. Be artful in your expression of this day.

Monday is bold, active, and inspiring. The Moon conjuncts visionary Neptune and sextiles Jupiter and Pluto. Imagination soars. We are energized by the Sun’s benefic aspect to Mars. We can create a more compassionate world of kindness and beauty.

After a slow start Tuesday morning due to a void Moon in Pisces the
speed picks up considerably when the Moon bounces into Aries at 10:47 a.m. Then we want to jump into new projects and get moving. Lean into your work on Tuesday afternoon and get a lot accomplished. The Moon’s dispositor, Mars, is conjunct the South Node, possibly triggering conflict. However, Mars’ benefic sextile to Mercury enabes us to talk things out. This is Mardi Gras, traditionally a time to party before the 40 days of fasting before Easter. Sleep may be restless due to a Moon-Mars square.

Ash Wednesday is an active day with the Moon in dynamic
let’s-get-moving Aries. Get to the gym and get moving, or take a vigorous hike. With numerous planets in cardinal signs, Wednesday is a day to push forward and get things done. As the Moon is in the first sign of the zodiac it is a perfect day to begin a fast of some sort in honor of lent, or simply as a new beginning.

A Moon-Venus conjunction adds some sweetness to an otherwise
strident, demanding Thursday. If you don’t push forward yourself, others may push against you with challenging planets Saturn and Pluto squaring the Moon. Lean in, be productive, and make this day count.

Venus’ day Friday (Viernes) is graced with a Taurus Moon, one of the signs of the zodiac that Venus rules. Yet Friday is a crackling, brilliant, complicated day with numerous aspects, both benefic and difficult. The Taurus Moon offers sensibility and grounding. Be prepared to catch the bright ideas that the Mercury-Uranus sextile may offer, and expect a few surprises, twists, and turns. Taurus loves pleasure, so be sure to sprinkle your day with sweetness.

Saturday is a grounded, peaceful, inspiring day to relax and
enjoy sensual pleasures such as good food and comfortable surroundings. Take a walk in an elegant garden that offers pleasant fragrances and beauty.

We can get a number of weekend chores accomplished Sunday morning, fueled by the Moon’s benefic alignments with Pluto and Saturn,
even though the Moon is void of course. At 11:21 a.m. PST the Moon leaps into curious Gemini. Sunday afternoon beckons us to a social outing, especially one in which we might learn something. How about a visit to a museum or to browse in a local bookstore?

We may lose ourselves in a whirlwind of ideas on Monday as the Gemini Moon squares the Sun and Neptune. Since Mercury is retrograde the energies of the day could be good for re-thinking things. The day is also primed for inspired writing or losing ourselves in a good book. Be imaginative and curious.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: New Moon in Pisces. Active day for
creating and dreaming.

Monday: Bold, active, visionary, creative day.

Tuesday: Mardi
Gras! Moon VoC until 19:47 a.m. Then get moving and start new projects.

Wednesday:
Ash Wednesday! Get moving and get things done.

Thursday:  Challenge yourself and be productive.

Friday:
Surprising, brilliant, complicated, yet grounded day. Much can be accomplished.

Saturday: Beautiful, peaceful, inspiring day to relax. Set clocks an hour ahead before you go to bed.

Sunday: After getting chores done in the morning, head out to explore and connect.

Monday:
Be curious and re-imagine projects.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Aries (February 7-March 4)

1. Get started on a creative project that excites you.

2. Take a dance class.

3. Add more color.

4. Hike a new trail.

5. Say “yes” to a spontaneous offer.

6. Wear red.

7. Express your warmth and enthusiasm.

8. Be a little more assertive, in a kind manner.

9. Change your purse.

10. Get moving—toward anything you love

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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting
decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle)
are: Pacific Standard Time:
Tuesday, February 25: 6:11 a.m. – 10:47 a.m. (Moon into Aries); Thursday, February 27: 7:24 p.m. – 11:29
(Moon into Taurus); Sunday, March 1: 7:52 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. (Moon into Gemini); Tuesday. March 3: 6:19 p.m. – 8:25 p.m. (Moon into Cancer); Thursday, March 5 at 11:11 p.m. through Friday, March 6 at 1:27 a.m. (Moon into Leo); Sunday, March 8: 12:12 a.m. – 2:47 a.m. (Moon into Virgo); Tuesday, March 10: 1:32 a.m. – 3:03 a.m. (Moon into Libra); Thursday, March 12: 1:12 a.m. – 2:28 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio); Saturday, March 14: 3:06 a.m. – 4:09 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius) March 15: 2:34 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn); March 18: 5:48 p.m. – 6:16 a.m.{Moon into Aquarius}; March 20 at 2:00 a.m. through March 21 at 5:33 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time): Saturday, February 22 at 4:08 through Sunday, February 22 at 6:37 (Moon into Pisces); Tuesday, February 25: 14:11-18:47 (Moon into Aries); Thursday, February 27 at 15:24 through February 28 at 7:29 (Moon into Taurus); Sunday, March 1: 15:52 – 19:20 (Moon into Gemini); Tuesday. March 3: at 14:19 through Wednesday, March 4 at 4:25 (Moon into Cancer); Friday, March 6: 7:11 – 8:27 (Moon into Leo); Sunday, March 8: 8:12 – 10:47 (Moon into Virgo); Tuesday, March 10: 9:32 – 11:03 (Moon into Libra); Thursday, March 12: 9:12 – 10:28 (Moon into Scorpio);
Saturday, March 14: 11:06 – 12:09 (Moon into Sagittarius); March 15: 10:34 –
17:25 (Moon into Capricorn); March 18: 13:48 – 14:16 {Moon into Aquarius};
March 20 at 10:00 through March 21 at 13:33 (Moon into Pisces)

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In the Stars February 23-March 1, 2020…shining light on the astrology of the week: New Moon

Mercury continues in retrograde motion for the next two weeks–a time to review, revise, re-imagine, and re-adjust. Mars continues out of bounds and conjunct the South Node of the Moon, giving volatility. We saw this combination in effect with last week’s stock market fluctuations and the fiery Democratic presidential candidates’ debate. When Mars is out of bounds we may experience more erratic behavior and hotter tempers. Go slowly, stay conscious, and keep your cool. In addition to the heat and aggression of the Mars/South Node aspect there are strong Capricorn and Pisces themes now. The week begins with both Sun and Moon in Pisces, joining Neptune, giving compassion, vision, and creativity—as well as idealism. Five planets are in Capricorn:  Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto, and asteroid Pallas Athena. Combining the brilliant Mercury in inventive Aquarius, the best of the planetary energies in the week ahead enable tremendous productivity and imaginative problem solving. The week ahead holds Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, and the Christian beginning of Lent.

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Sunday sports a New Moon in Pisces early morning PST. Numerous aspects make this an active day; yet, the Moon is in Pisces, so we prefer to dream and create. Be artful in your expression of this day.

Monday is bold, active, and inspiring. The Moon conjuncts visionary Neptune and sextiles Jupiter and Pluto. Imagination soars. We are energized by the Sun’s benefic aspect to Mars. We can create a more compassionate world of kindness and beauty.

After a slow start Tuesday morning due to a void Moon in Pisces the speed picks up considerably when the Moon bounces into Aries at 10:47 a.m. Then we want to jump into new projects and get moving. Lean into your work on Tuesday afternoon and get a lot accomplished. The Moon’s dispositor, Mars, is conjunct the South Node, possibly triggering conflict. However, Mars’ benefic sextile to Mercury enabes us to talk things out. This is Mardi Gras, traditionally a time to party before the 40 days of fasting before Easter. Sleep may be restless due to a Moon-Mars square.

Ash Wednesday is an active day with the Moon in dynamic let’s-get-moving Aries. Get to the gym and get moving, or take a vigorous hike. With numerous planets in cardinal signs, Wednesday is a day to push forward and get things done. As the Moon is in the first sign of the zodiac it is a perfect day to begin a fast of some sort in honor of lent, or simply as a new beginning.

A Moon-Venus conjunction adds some sweetness to an otherwise strident, demanding Thursday. If you don’t push forward yourself, others may push against you with challenging planets Saturn and Pluto squaring the Moon. Lean in, be productive, and make this day count.

Venus’ day Friday (Viernes) is graced with a Taurus Moon, one of the signs of the zodiac that Venus rules. Yet Friday is a crackling, brilliant, complicated day with numerous aspects, both benefic and difficult. The Taurus Moon offers sensibility and grounding. Be prepared to catch the bright ideas that the Mercury-Uranus sextile may offer, and expect a few surprises, twists, and turns. Taurus loves pleasure, so be sure to sprinkle your day with sweetness.

Saturday is a grounded, peaceful, inspiring day to relax and enjoy sensual pleasures such as good food and comfortable surroundings. Take a walk in an elegant garden that offers pleasant fragrances and beauty.

We can get a number of weekend chores accomplished Sunday morning, fueled by the Moon’s benefic alignments with Pluto and Saturn, even though the Moon is void of course. At 11:21 a.m. PST the Moon leaps into curious Gemini. Sunday afternoon beckons us to a social outing, especially one in which we might learn something. How about a visit to a museum or to browse in a local bookstore?

We may lose ourselves in a whirlwind of ideas on Monday as the Gemini Moon squares the Sun and Neptune. Since Mercury is retrograde the energies of the day could be good for re-thinking things. The day is also primed for inspired writing or losing ourselves in a good book. Be imaginative and curious.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: New Moon in Pisces. Active day for creating and dreaming.

Monday: Bold, active, visionary, creative day.

Tuesday: Mardi Gras! Moon VoC until 19:47 a.m. Then get moving and start new projects.

Wednesday: Ash Wednesday! Get moving and get things done.

Thursday:  Challenge yourself and be productive.

Friday: Surprising, brilliant, complicated, yet grounded day. Much can be accomplished.

Saturday: Beautiful, peaceful, inspiring day to relax.

Sunday: After getting chores done in the morning, head out to explore and connect.

Monday: Be curious and re-imagine projects.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Aries (February 7-March 4)

1. Get started on a creative project that excites you.

2. Take a dance class.

3. Add more color.

4. Hike a new trail.

5. Say “yes” to a spontaneous offer.

6. Wear red.

7. Express your warmth and enthusiasm.

8. Be a little more assertive, in a kind manner.

9. Change your purse.

10. Get moving—toward anything you love

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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are: Pacific Standard Time: Tuesday, February 25: 6:11 a.m. – 10:47 a.m. (Moon into Aries); Thursday, February 27: 7:24 p.m. – 11:29 (Moon into Taurus); Sunday, March 1: 7:52 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. (Moon into Gemini); Tuesday. March 3: 6:19 p.m. – 8:25 p.m. (Moon into Cancer); Thursday, March 5 at 11:11 p.m. through Friday, March 6 at 1:27 a.m. (Moon into Leo); Sunday, March 8: 12:12 a.m. – 2:47 a.m. (Moon into Virgo); Tuesday, March 10: 1:32 a.m. – 3:03 a.m. (Moon into Libra); Thursday, March 12: 1:12 a.m. – 2:28 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio); Saturday, March 14: 3:06 a.m. – 4:09 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius) March 15: 2:34 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn); March 18: 5:48 p.m. – 6:16 a.m.{Moon into Aquarius}; March 20 at 2:00 a.m. through March 21 at 5:33 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time): Saturday, February 22 at 4:08 through Sunday, February 22 at 6:37 (Moon into Pisces); Tuesday, February 25: 14:11-18:47 (Moon into Aries); Thursday, February 27 at 15:24 through February 28 at 7:29 (Moon into Taurus); Sunday, March 1: 15:52 – 19:20 (Moon into Gemini); Tuesday. March 3: at 14:19 through Wednesday, March 4 at 4:25 (Moon into Cancer); Friday, March 6: 7:11 – 8:27 (Moon into Leo); Sunday, March 8: 8:12 – 10:47 (Moon into Virgo); Tuesday, March 10: 9:32 – 11:03 (Moon into Libra); Thursday, March 12: 9:12 – 10:28 (Moon into Scorpio); Saturday, March 14: 11:06 – 12:09 (Moon into Sagittarius); March 15: 10:34 – 17:25 (Moon into Capricorn); March 18: 13:48 – 14:16 {Moon into Aquarius}; March 20 at 10:00 through March 21 at 13:33 (Moon into Pisces)

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In the Stars February 16-23, 2020…shining light on the astrology of the week

The Sun enters Pisces tropically on Tuesday, February 18th. Mercury is retrograde for the next three weeks beginning Sunday, February 16, a time to review, revise, re-adjust, and renovate. Also on Sunday, Mars goes out of bounds and conjuncts the South Node of the Moon. When Mars is out of bounds we may experience more erratic behavior and hotter tempers. The Mars/South Node conjunction signals a volatile period the few days before and after. Go slowly, stay conscious, and keep your cool.

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Sunday is an eventful day in the cosmos. Mercury turns retrograde for a three-week backward spin through March 9th. Mars moves into Capricorn tropically where it is exalted, or strong. The Sagittarius Moon trines Venus in Aries. This is a high-powered, spirited day.

Monday, President’s Day is colored by the sunny Sagittarius Moon. It’s a dreamy, visionary day.

The Sun enters Pisces tropically on Tuesday, signaling the last month of winter and the last month of the annual zodiacal cycle. The Moon enters cardinal, action-oriented Capricorn and soon after conjuncts Mars and the South Node early in the morning. Arise and get your exercise game going. The Moon trines Uranus, perhaps bringing some nice surprises. The day is bold and exciting. Make things happen.

The encompassing energies of Wednesday combine strong, grounded, practical energy with vision and inspiration. The Jupiter-Neptune sextile, exact Thursday, is amplified by a Jupiter conjunction to the Moon. We reach for our dreams. Stretch yourself and apply your strong work ethic to move mountains.

The more difficult conjunctions of the Moon with Saturn and Pluto occur as we sleep, with the Moon-Saturn conjunction beginning a Moon void of course period from 6:18 a.m. through 11:42 a.m. on Thursday. Do not expect a crisp start to your morning, so plan accordingly the night before. Stick to routine tasks in the morning, and refrain from meetings that will go nowhere. At 11:42 a.m. PST the Moon moves into friendly, freedom loving Aquarius. Jupiter and Neptune culminate in an exact sextile, a creative, visionary aspect. The planetary energies of Thursday invite us to imagine a better world and a brighter future.

Mars forms two aspects on Friday: a benefic trine to Uranus that encourages building and innovation, and an edgy square to Chiron, beckoning us to break free toward our own path. With the Moon in Aquarius, the day calls us to gather with friends for fun and fellowship.

The Moon is void of course all day Saturday; thus, the day is less clearly defined and open to meanderings. Allow yourself to drift wherever your energy wants to flow. Garden, attend to chores, read a book, visit a friend, or putter in your home. The Sun is sextile Uranus, so we want to express our individuality, and we may happen upon some great discoveries. Enjoy this free-form day. The Moon is dark, so take some solitude for yourself.

Sunday sports a New Moon in Pisces early morning PST. Numerous aspects make this an active day; yet, the Moon is in Pisces, so we prefer to dream and create. Be artful in your expression of this day.

Monday is bold, active, visionary day. The Moon conjuncts visionary Neptune and sextiles Jupiter and Pluto. Our imaginations soar. The Sun makes a benefic aspect to Mars. We are energized. We can create a more compassionate world of beauty.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Mercury goes retrograde. Sunny, active day. Hike, bike, go! And dream your next travel adventure.

Monday: Dreamy, visionary day.

Tuesday: Bold, exciting day to make things happen.

Wednesday: Reach for your dreams, and apply the grit to manifest them.

Thursday: Creative, visionary day to imagine a better world. Moon VoC 6:18 a.m. – 11:42 a.m.

Friday: Innovative, free-spirited day. Join with friends for conversation and fellowship. Saturday: Allow yourself to engage wherever your attention and desires take you. Express gratitude to a friend.

Sunday: New Moon in Pisces. Active day for creating and dreaming.

Monday: Bold, active, visionary, creative day.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Aries (February 7-March 4)

1. Get started on a creative project that excites you.

2. Take a dance class.

3. Add more color.

4. Hike a new trail.

5. Say “yes” to a spontaneous offer.

6. Wear red.

7. Express your warmth and enthusiasm.

8. Be a little more assertive, in a kind manner.

9. Change your purse.

10. Get moving—toward anything you love

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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are: Pacific Standard Time: Tuesday, February 17: 1:03 a.m. – 2:37 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn); Thursday, February 20: 6:08 a.m. – 11:42 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius); Friday, February 21 at 8:08 p.m. through Saturday, February 22 at 10:37 p.m. (Moon into Pisces); Tuesday, February 25: 6:11 a.m. – 10:47 a.m. (Moon into Aries); Thursday, February 27: 7:24 p.m. – 11:29 (Moon into Taurus); Sunday, March 1: 7:52 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. (Moon into Gemini); Tuesday. March 3: 6:19 p.m. – 8:25 p.m. (Moon into Cancer); Thursday, March 5 at 11:11 p.m. through Friday, March 6 at 1:27 a.m. (Moon into Leo); Sunday, March 8: 12:12 a.m. – 2:47 a.m. (Moon into Virgo); Tuesday, March 10: 1:32 a.m. – 3:03 a.m. (Moon into Libra); Thursday, March 12: 1:12 a.m. – 2:28 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio); Saturday, March 14: 3:06 a.m. – 4:09 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time): Saturday, February 15 at 22:20 through Sunday, February 16 at 4:07 (Moon into Sagittarius); Tuesday, February 17: 9:03 – 10:37 (Moon into Capricorn); Thursday, February 20: 14:08 – 19:42 (Moon into Aquarius); Saturday, February 22 at 4:08 through Sunday, February 22 at 6:37 (Moon into Pisces); Tuesday, February 25: 14:11-18:47 (Moon into Aries); Thursday, February 27 at 15:24 through February 28 at 7:29 (Moon into Taurus); Sunday, March 1: 15:52 – 19:20 (Moon into Gemini); Tuesday. March 3: at 14:19 through Wednesday, March 4 at 4:25 (Moon into Cancer); Friday, March 6: 7:11 – 8:27 (Moon into Leo); Sunday, March 8: 8:12 – 10:47 (Moon into Virgo); Tuesday, March 10: 9:32 – 11:03 (Moon into Libra); Thursday, March 12: 9:12 – 10:28 (Moon into Scorpio); Saturday, March 14: 11:06 – 12:09 (Moon into Sagittarius)

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In the Stars…shining light on the astrology of the week

Now the Sun marches on through Aquarius, bringing a focus on invention, brilliant ideas, friendship, and humanitarian concerns. Mercury goes retrograde on February 16 for a three-week backward spin, so sign contracts and complete projects that require communication and getting things in print before the 16th. Mars goes out of bounds on Sunday, often resulting in more erratic behavior and hotter tempers. Mars moves into its exaltation in Capricorn also on February 16th, though the South Node approaches Mars and all these factors with Mars are volatile. Savor the relative calm of the week ahead, as stormy cosmic weather is ahead.

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Saturday or Sunday, depending on where you live, the Moon is full in Leo at 11:33 p.m. PST Saturday evening, or 7:33 GMT on Sunday. One symbolic theme is individual action (Leo) in the interest of the collective (Aquarius). We strive to level the playing field. The Moon is void of course all day Sunday. On Sunday Mars goes out of bounds where it will be beyond the Sun’s apparent path until March 2nd. When Mars, or any planet, is out of bounds it behaves more erratically and unpredictably. With Mars out of bounds, tempers may flare more easily, and actions may be triggered more impulsively. Keep this in mind, and refrain from heated entanglements or unexamined actions. Sunday morning the Leo Moon is trine to Mars in Sagittarius. Get your running shoes on and head to the gym or trail. With Moon in Leo, make it a play day with your children, or your inner child. At 3:38 p.m. PST the Moon moves into industrious Virgo. Get yourself organized Sunday evening for the week ahead.

In the light of the efficient Virgo Moon, Monday is a great day to focus on
completing loose ends and getting organized. As the Moon makes a benefic trine to Jupiter in the late afternoon, we glow about all we have accomplished, and may want to relax in the sweetness of a Moon-Neptune opposition. We can tap into our needs for love, as Venus is conjunct Chiron.

Strong energy for accomplishment is available as the day dawns Tuesday. Get going and get some vigorous exercise. Then from 10:26 a.m. to 3:37 p.m. PST the Moon is void of course; energy is less clearly defined, so it’s good to attend to routine, insignificant tasks during this time. Late afternoon the Moon shifts into Libra, opposing Chiron, and increasing our sensitivity. Enjoy a beautiful dinner with your beloved.

An irritating aspect Wednesday between Mercury and Saturn may make us extra cautious about our communication, or it can give extra focus for mental activities. A Moon-Jupiter square may deliver an extra dose of optimism—or overdoing. With the Moon in Libra, we seek beauty. Select beautiful clothes and jewelry to wear; seek elegance and beauty in your environment; and relax into some fine dining.

Thursday is heavy with demanding planetary aspects. The day begins with the Moon’s edgy squares to Pluto and Saturn. The best way to use this challenging energy it to lean in and work hard. A three-hour void Moon period between1:40 p.m. and 4:37 p.m. calls for a pause prior to the Moon’s deep dive into the murky waters of Scorpio. Expect the unexpected with the erratic energies of Uranus as it opposes the Moon in the evening.

Valentine’s Day falls on Friday, which is Venus’ Day, or Viernes. Since Venus is the planet of love, this alignment sweetens the day. In addition, the day holds several benefic aspects. With the Moon in Scorpio, we want to hold our loved ones close, as well as enjoy some solitude. This is an evening to stay at home and cuddle up. Express your love for those you hold dear.

Get your Saturday shopping and errands done in the early part of Saturday, as the Scorpio Moon goes void of course at 2:20 p.m. PST, and then it’s best to focus on routine household tasks, gardening, or reading, as you may feel a lack of direction. When the Moon is in Scorpio, we seek solitude, so give yourself some time alone. The Moon makes benefic aspects to Pluto and Saturn, so much can be accomplished.  The dark mood lightens in the evening after the Moon moves into Sagittarius at 8:07 p.m. PST.

Sunday is an eventful day in the cosmos. Mercury turns retrograde for a three-week backward spin through March 9th. Mars moves into Capricorn tropically where it is exalted, or high functioning. The Sagittarius Moon trines Venus in Aries. This is a high-powered, spirited day.

Monday, President’s Day is colored by the sunny Sagittarius Moon. It’s a dreamy, visionary day.
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The Week in Short:
Sunday: Make it a play day with your children, or your inner child. In the evening, get organized for the week ahead.

Monday: Clean up and tidy up, and get a lot accomplished, but give yourself a break to dream a little or escape into a movie in the evening.

Tuesday: Get up and get moving. Moon VoC 10:26 a.m. – 3:37 p.m. PST—focus on routine tasks and enjoy a social evening.

Wednesday: Apply focus to mental tasks, and seek beauty all around you.

Thursday: Lean in and work hard, and expect the unexpected in the evening.

Friday: Love is in the air on Venus’ Day, Valentine’s Day. Express love to those most dear.

Saturday: Do Saturday errands and shopping early, and then tend to routine Saturday chores after 2:20 p.m. PST when the Moon is VoC.

Sunday: Mercury goes retrograde. Sunny, active day. Hike, bike, go! And dream your next travel adventure.

Monday: Dreamy, visionary day.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Aries (February 7-March 4)

  1. Get started on a creative project that excites you.
  2. Take a dance class.
  3. Add more color.
  4. Hike a new trail.
  5. Say “yes” to a spontaneous offer.
  6. Wear red.
  7. Express your warmth and enthusiasm.
  8. Be a little more assertive, in a kind manner.
  9. Change your purse.
  10. Get moving—toward anything you love


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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:
Pacific Standard Time:
Sunday, February 9: 8:08 a.m. – 3:38 p.m. (Moon into
Virgo); Tuesday, February 11: 10:26 a.m. – 3:37 p.m. (Moon into Libra);
Thursday, February 13: 1:40 p.m. – 4:37 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio); Saturday,
February 15: 2:20 p.m. – 8:07 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius); Tuesday, February 17: 1:03 a.m. – 2:37 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn); Thursday, February 20: 6:08 a.m. – 11:42 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius); Friday, February 21 at 8:08 p.m. through Saturday, February 22 at 10:37 p.m. (Moon into Pisces); Tuesday, February 25: 6:11 a.m. – 10:47 a.m. (Moon into Aries); Thursday, February 27: 7:24 p.m. – 11:29 (Moon into Taurus); Sunday, March 1: 7:52 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. (Moon into Gemini); Tuesday. March 3: 6:19 p.m. – 8:25 p.m. (Moon into Cancer); Thursday, March 5 at 11:11 p.m. through Friday, March 6 at 1:27 a.m. (Moon into Leo); Sunday, March 8: 12:12 a.m. – 2:47 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):
Sunday, February 9: 16:08 a.m. – 23:38 (Moon into Virgo); Tuesday,
February 11: 18:26 – 23:37 (Moon into Libra); Thursday, February 13 at 21:40 through Friday, February 14 at 0:37 (Moon into Scorpio); Saturday, February 15 at 22:20 through Sunday, February 16 at 4:07 (Moon into Sagittarius); Tuesday, February 17: 9:03 – 10:37 (Moon into Capricorn); Thursday, February 20: 14:08  – 19:42 (Moon into Aquarius); Saturday, February 22 at 4:08 through Sunday, February 22 at 6:37 (Moon into Pisces);
Tuesday, February 25: 14:11-18:47 (Moon into Aries); Thursday, February 27 at 15:24 through February 28 at 7:29 (Moon into Taurus); Sunday, March 1: 15:52  – 19:20  (Moon into Gemini); Tuesday. March 3: at 14:19 through Wednesday, March 4 at 4:25 (Moon into Cancer); Friday, March 6: 7:11 – 8:27 (Moon into Leo); Sunday, March 8: 8:12 – 10:47 (Moon into Virgo)

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In the Stars February 2-9, 2020…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon

The Saturn/Pluto conjunction is behind us, but we are left with the unfolding of the events it dropped upon us:  tension with Iran after the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general, an attack on a U.S. air base in Iraq, the breakout of the Coronavirus, the completion of Brexit, the impeachment in the House/acquittal in the Senate of the president, and ups and downs of the stock market. The Sun marches on through Aquarius, bringing a focus on invention, brilliant ideas, friendship, and humanitarian concerns. Mercury goes retrograde on February 16 for a three-week backward spin, so now is the time to make travel arrangements, sign contracts, and complete projects that require communication and getting things in print. The Moon culminates in a Full Moon in Leo/Aquarius on Saturday night/Sunday morning, depending on your time zone. There are long void Moon periods on Friday and Sunday, so plan accordingly.

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Sunday is a beautiful, sensual day with the Moon exalted in Taurus, and making numerous benefic aspects. Use this productive day to get a lot accomplished and to prepare well for the week ahead, even though you may take time out to enjoy the Super Bowl.

Monday the Moon moves into curious, conversation-oriented Gemini. Venus in Pisces dances with Saturn and Pluto in a benefic sextile, encouraging us to love our work, and to develop our dreams by planning practical steps forward.  

The Gemini Moon trines the Aquarius Sun on Tuesday, giving an easy, curious, friendly tone to the day. A Moon-Neptune square could bring a blanket of fog, or could lift us to new heights of inspiration and give imaginative ideas. A Moon-Mars opposition could bring heated discussions, or energize our minds. Energies are mixed, and we are able to stretch to far-reaching humanitarian ideas and solutions.

While the Moon is void of course most of Wednesday morning, it moves into home and family-oriented Cancer at 11: 02 a.m., bringing on a more emotionally sensitive day. The Moon and Mercury make benefic sextiles with Uranus, showering us with brilliant ideas. The Moon’s edgy square could make us more sensitive to hurt feelings. This is a day to nurture yourself, and to allow enough space to catch those great ideas that are in the air.

Thursday invites compassion, caring, and nurturing, colored by the Cancer Moon, and encouraged by a Jupiter-Moon opposition. Spread loving kindness. Nurture yourself and others. Cook some nourishing, yummy food and cozy up in the evening at home with family.

Early Friday the Moon makes edgy aspects to Saturn and Pluto. Get out of your comfort zone and get moving. Honor your exercise goals. The Moon is void of course from 7:42 a.m. until 2:44 p.m. PST, so stick to routine tasks during this time. Then the Moon bounces into Leo at 2:44 p.m. PST, announcing a sunny, warm, playful weekend. With Moon-trine-Venus we are ready to dance the night away and enjoy a sweet evening.

Saturday or Sunday, depending on where you live, the Moon is full in Leo at 11:33 p.m. PST Saturday evening, or 7:33 GMT on Sunday. One symbolic theme is individual action (Leo) in the interest of the collective (Aquarius). We strive to level the playing field. On Saturday Juno, the asteroid of the mate, is stationary retrograde, calling us to reflect on the quality of our primary relationships. Get your weekend shopping and errands done on Saturday, as the Moon is void of course all day Sunday. On Sunday Mars goes out of bounds where it will be beyond the Sun’s apparent path until March 2nd. When Mars, or any planet, is out of bounds it behaves more erratically and unpredictably. With Mars out of bounds, tempers may flare more easily, and actions may be triggered more impulsively. Keep this in mind, and refrain from heated entanglements or unexamined actions. Sunday morning the Leo Moon is trine to Mars in Sagittarius. Get your running shoes on and head to the gym or trail. With Moon in Leo, make it a play day with your children, or your inner child. At 3:38 p.m. PST the Moon moves into industrious Virgo. Get yourself organized Sunday evening for the week ahead.

In the light of the efficient Virgo Moon, Monday is a great day to focus on completing loose ends and getting organized. As the Moon makes a benefic trine to Jupiter in the late afternoon, we glow about all we have accomplished, and may want to relax in the sweetness of a Moon-Neptune opposition. We can tap into our needs for love, as Venus is conjunct Chiron.

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The Week in Short:
Sunday: Beautiful, pleasurable day when much can be accomplished.

Monday: Be curious and conversant. Take practical steps toward your goals.

Tuesday: Curious, friendly day for communicating and connecting.

Wednesday: Sensitive day where we seek to give and receive nurturing, and a day to capture great ideas.

Thursday: Express kindness and compassion. Cozy up at home with family.

Friday: Moon VoC 7:44 a.m. – 2:44 p.m., a time to focus on routine tasks or walk in nature. Friday evening ushers in a sunny, playful weekend.

Saturday: Reflect on the state your primary relationships. Get your weekend shopping and errands done.

Sunday: Make it a play day with your children, or your inner child. In the evening, get organized for the week ahead. Moon VoC 8:08 a.m. – 3:38 p.m. PST.

Monday: Get organized and get a lot accomplished, but give yourself a break to dream a little or escape into a movie in the evening.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Pisces (January 13-February 8)
1. Paint a room in your home a fresh, beautiful color.
2. Create an inspiring musical playlist.
3. Write a poem or a song.
4. Give to your favorite charity.
5. Give grace to challenging people and situations.
6. Let your heart sing!
7. Wear lovely clothes and be beautiful.
8. Soak in the beauty of art through a visit to an art gallery.
9. Infuse your life with beautiful, fragrant flowers.
10. Create! Create! Create!

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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:
Pacific Standard Time:
Monday, February 3: 3:27-3:28 a.m. (Moon into Gemini); Wednesday, February 5: 6:19 a.m. – 11:02 a.m. (Moon into Cancer); Friday, February 7: 7:42 a.m. – 2:44 p.m. (Moon into Leo); Sunday, February 9: 8:08 a.m. – 3:38 p.m. (Moon into Virgo); Tuesday, February 11: 10:26 a.m. – 3:37 p.m. (Moon into Libra); Thursday, February 13: 1:40 p.m. – 4:37 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio); Saturday, February 15: 2:20 p.m. – 8:07 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius); Tuesday, February 17: 1:03 a.m. – 2:37 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn); Thursday, February 20: 6:08 a.m. – 11:42 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius); Friday, February 21 at 8:08 p.m. through Saturday, February 22 at 10:37 p.m. (Moon into Pisces); February 25: 6:11 a.m. – 10:47 a.m. (Moon into Aries); February 27: 7:24 p.m. – 11:29 (Moon into Taurus)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):
Monday, February 3: 11:27-11:28 (Moon into Gemini); Wednesday, February 5: 14:19 – 19:02 (Moon into Cancer); Friday, February 7: 15:42 – 22:44 (Moon into Leo); Sunday, February 9: 16:08 a.m. – 23:38 (Moon into Virgo); Tuesday, February 11: 18:26 – 23:37 (Moon into Libra); Thursday, February 13 at 21:40 through Friday, February 14 at 0:37 (Moon into Scorpio); Saturday, February 15 at 22:20 through Sunday, February 16 at 4:07 (Moon into Sagittarius); Tuesday, February 17: 9:03 – 10:37 (Moon into Capricorn); Thursday, February 20: 14:08  – 19:42 (Moon into Aquarius); Saturday, February 22 at 4:08 through Sunday, February 22 at 6:37 (Moon into Pisces); February 25: 14:11-18:47 (Moon into Aries); February 27 at 15:24 through February 28 at 7:29 (Moon into Taurus)

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