Morning Star: Daily Astrology for February 20, 2015

Today is all about some fiery ladies. We wake up under a Void Moon in Pisces. By 3:06 PM Venus breaks free from the ethereal waters and jumps into Aries. At 6:14 PM, the Moon follows her and becomes active again. By 6:30, the two are conjunct. At 7:30 the Moon meets Mars newly in Aries by conjunction. All three are within orb of a trine with Saturn in Sagittarius. Remember, the Sun is waxing into square with Saturn. But, the Moon, Mars and Venus are receiving some steadily strong support here. And, these three bodies have found something else, too...motivation. We aren't running sprints here though. March looks to me like a Manic Marathon. Matter of fact, I think that's what I'll call it. March madness? Try March Mania. a Libra I just want to hide and let everybody else do the running and exploding but I know I'm not going to get out of it that easily. Darn it. How about I just whine about it as I tell you that nearly my whole chart is in the line of fire next month?

The Moon perfects in trine to Saturn overnight at 1:32 AM. This waxing Fire Trine is going to continue to build, though between Venus, Mars and Saturn. I don't see folks busting out of their shells just yet. But, the shell is definitely starting to quiver and threatening to crack. Energy is certainly building up here. Today is the introduction to a tomorrow that has potential to be volatile as the Moon passes by Uranus and Pluto in harsh aspect. I'm seeing snow plows here. Not because of a threat of snow and bad weather (which coincidentally we do have predicted for my area tonight) but more as a symbol of powering through something that is blocking your path. I think the tendency to be the actual plow itself is going to be strong.

However, if you are busting through obstacles purely for an ego show or for selfish means, Saturn just might stop your plow in its tracks. So make sure you have your priorities in order and know what it is that is truly motivating you. It's definitely a weird mix of energy today. Just a few days ago, we had a powerhouse stellium in Pisces. Today, a huge chunk of energy is brought to Aries to join Uranus. Eggs will be cracking open all over the place as Mars and Venus meet the God of Lightning while squaring off with the Lord of the Underworld.

There is a sort of build up of energy that begins to occur today. In that, we need to practice letting off the steam that will be produced. We certainly are not used to this. This “build up” of energy is going to carry us straight into our next (and final) Uranus/Pluto square and eclipse season. Employing the principles of Saturn as this energy builds is going to be greatly important. I mean, he's not there by accident. In the meantime, as this energy builds, some corks will pop early. I'm a little leery right now due the increased potential for explosions, earthquakes and crazy weird accidents due to the influx of energy into Aries and the tightening of the Uranus/Pluto square with the power of eclipses wrapping all of it up. I don't want to mention it because I don't want to scare folks. But, it is a possibility. I mean, stuff has already been blowing up. That's no big secret. I've a feeling that is just a prelude. However, that is on a global scale. There isn't much we can do to stop it.

On a personal level though, we can help ourselves from imploding or exploding by focusing our energies on a controlled and conscientious burn. In that, you have to be the warden of your own fire. Watch it. Nurture it. Let off steam when and where you need to. Feed it supportive nutrients. Do not leave it unattended or allow it to begin to burn out of control. Use it as fuel instead of allowing it to run amok and burn you up. You know? Be wise and responsible. That is going to be at an imperative as the fire grows in intensity. And, I promise you, it will.

What I recommend here is to start moving. Physical movement will release excess Mars energy. So will sex. My inkling is that there will be a lot of babies conceived under this sky. But, whatever you do, don't allow this energy to build up. If it's built up as we get into March, there is a grand opportunity for all that energy to come bursting out in an uncontrollable way. So, start hitting the release valve now. Controlled burn. Keep that in the back of your mind as we exit February.

Venus and Mars meet in Aries on February 22. Then, Venus outruns Mars (!!) passing him to greet Saturn by trine first (Feb 24). Mars doesn't perfect in trine to Saturn until February 25th. In the meantime, the Sun officially squares off with Saturn on the night of the 23rd. Then, (oooh, this is funny), under the waxing intensity of our First Quarter Moon on February 25th, the Sun meets Neptune by conjunction. That First Quarter is going to be a doozy, I'm afraid. I'm not really a fan of mutable t-squares...and that's exactly what we are getting between 3 and 8 degrees mutable. The trine from Mars to Saturn will anchor this...thank the Gods. But, you are going to have to employ that on purpose which means putting your big leash on that lion. This is where being a responsible warden of your own fire is going to start to pay off.

Be very mindful of how and what you engage in. Be mindful of your true motivations and discern the REAL goal before you go shooting arrows blindly at random targets. Aim true! Hold steady and practice controlling that inner burn. Today. Like right now. Don't you have a mile to run or something? Some pushups to do? Something? I'm thinking we all need to begin that “Insanity” work out just kinda fits. But, that's just me.

Glancing ahead (just FYI), we enter March under a Leo Moon as Mercury in Aquarius sextiles Uranus and opposes Jupiter. Jupiter perfects in trine to Uranus on March 3. Venus trines Mars AND conjuncts Uranus AND squares Pluto on March 4. The Full Moon in Virgo occurs March 5 while the Sun sextiles Pluto from Pisces. The Sun meets Chiron by conjunction on March 7. Mars trines Jupiter on March 10, conjuncts Uranus and squares Pluto on March 11th (ahem...under a Scorpio Moon). Saturn stations RX on March 14 (under a Saturn Moon--Capricorn). Mercury squares Saturn from Pisces on March 16th. Then, after the Moon moves into Aquarius (also on the 16th), Uranus and Pluto square off for the 7th time. Our New Moon in Pisces is also an eclipse on the 20th at 29 degrees. AND THEN, we enter Aries season..LOL. Thanks a million Universe for putting our first eclipse of the year only minutes away from the Aries point...seriously...nice job. Not many breaks in the action there that I can see. Delaying preparations for all that would be a mistake. But, also know, no matter how much prep work you do the unexpected can and likely will happen. Remain flexible and grounded and be ready for anything. Easy enough...right?