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What You Need to Know for the Next Two Weeks –
The Cosmic Headlines
The Sun enters mutable, Water Pisces on 2/18/17 until 3/20/17.
During this month we may be more prone to avoid life’s difficulties. We may want or need more escape time or down-time
. We may feel that life is too harsh, too challenging, too confusing – all of which may very well be true. On the other hand, your disenchantment can lead you to search for meaning, purpose, or at least the inspiration that will allow you to keep on pursuing your dreams.
Anywhere you can find that inspiration, treasure it and anywhere you can give inspiration to those who are dejected or tired or beaten-down in some way – well for that you will be blessed. Pisces energy teaches us that we have fragile moments, some more than others. We struggle to find our way and to keep going when life is hard.
Pisces is a mutable or changeable sign, so stay light on your feet so that you can navigate and maneuver. The Sun/Pisces joins Neptune/Pisces on 3/1/17,
and squares Saturn/Sadge on 3/17/17
. This combination asks us to remember what we believe in and to continue to believe, even when circumstances disappoint us or we feel the dissonance of clashing ideologies.
Mercury enters mutable, water Pisces on 2/25/17 until 3/13/17.
Mercury joins the Sun in providing more water to douse the fiery conflagrations sparked by Mars and Venus in Aries. This is a soft, gentle, sensitive place for the mind.
You’ll find people with this Mercury are compassionate, idealistic, spiritual and caring. We are likely to hear of more human rights violations, the plight of refugees and those who are either forgotten, persecuted, disenfranchised, or simply down on their luck. Bad news may affect us more during this time and so counterbalance with soothing music, nature, or plenty of “devices off” time. Mercury meets Neptune/Pisces on 3/4/17, the same day that Venus/Aries turns retrograde
. We might expect a burst of outrage, a disappointment, a challenge in relationship dynamics. Soon after, Mercury/Pisces squares Saturn/Sadge on 3/12/17,
and we are temporarily stopped, blocked, challenged to define what we really mean or what we really believe. We have to take care of our boundaries with several planets in Pisces and that includes enough sleep, and good food, as our energies are definitely more sensitive and prone to stress.
Annular Solar Eclipse New Moon @ 8 Pisces.
This eclipse belongs to the same family as the last FM Eclipse of 2/10/17. In general the energies of these eclipses are more positive and creative rather than agitating. Here’s some of what I said last issue about the Lunar Eclipse on 2/10/17. “This is likely to be a really big show of something.
Creatively, this can expand influence and be a time of show and tell.” We know some of what happened in the news that certainly fits that definition.
“The Saros Series for both of February’s eclipses is 19South
. All eclipses belong to families depending on when they started their journey from either the North Pole or the South Pole. It takes approximately 1200 years for the eclipse journey from one pole to the next and it goes through its various stages of total, partial, penumbral, annular, etc. According to Bernadette Brady in her book, The Eagle and the Lark,
this eclipse family brings a pleasant surprise, sudden happiness, a joyful event, a lucky break,
a lucky win. The events can positively change a person’s life. This interpretation also coincides with the transits to the eclipse degree, and so reinforces the expansion and positive energy. And yet, we know that all energies can play out in a myriad of ways, so we expect that there will also be events that are big, but overblown
. On the whole, there is more positive energy in this eclipse family than many others we’ve interpreted over the last few years. Clearly, we need some good news and some promising and positive developments personally and globally.”
**Venus entered cardinal, fire Aries on 2/3/17 and leaves on 6/6/17 (with a brief return to Pisces from 4/2-28/17)! Venus/Aries Retrograde begins on 3/4/17 through 4/15/17
(the technical part).
We’ve been in the degree segment traced by the Venus retrograde since Venus reached 26 Pisces on 1/30/17. That’s the degree at which Venus will turn Direct. Venus is in detriment in Aries, as it is opposite one of the signs it naturally rules, Libra. Venus now in the sign ruled by Mars, is decidedly more aggressive, assertive, action-oriented, spirited, passionate, engaging, fun, leading, goal-setting, pointed,
or any combination of these. Venus concerns what we value and valuables – whether relationships, money, or characteristics like kindness, honesty, compassion, generosity, engagement, etc. A cardinal fire sign wants to take action, to progress, pursue goals. We can expect many changes in relationship and partnership dynamics.
Things will be getting much hotter, as some conflagrations are sure to arise due to impulsiveness – fires will be ignited in many places. Aries is, after all, the spark. We have a long Spring season with this Spring-time energy of volatility, potential rash action, and anger. The positive components are right-action, activism for causes, courage, spirit, and pursing honorable goals.
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