Morning Star: Daily Astrology for Saturday, February 28, 2015

This morning we wake up under a Cancer Moon supported by a waning trine to the Pisces Sun and pressurized by a waxing square to Uranus and opposition to Pluto at midday. I am seeing umbilical cords being cut here. It's almost as if the tendency to enable is diminished. Baby birds may be pushed from the nest.

At the same time, that energy has the potential to also be flip-flopped. The square to Uranus at 11:50 AM could mark a dispute with someone bound and determined to be independent while the opposition to Pluto (12:53 PM) riddles both the Cancer Moon and our Uranian figure with an obsession to control and cling viciously to either agenda. It's a tight tug of war.

To balance this out, we can pull in the powers of Libra to negotiate and weigh out our options. Compromises can be made. Decorum can be mustered. Know when to let go and when to negotiate in an effort to keep partnerships together.

At 4:29 PM, the Moon is in trine to Chiron in Pisces. Reminding us, once again, of our vulnerability. Make decisions you can live with long term. Don't allow the pressure from the waxing Cardinal Cross to push you into being hasty or making off the cuff decisions UNLESS it is truly an emergent situation and you need to act quickly. If you are worried that someone's increased desire for independence may threaten the dynamics of your relationship, then, maybe you need to check yourself for co-dependent behavior. That sounds more like your problem than theirs.

I was married to guy once who became really threatened when I landed a job that enabled me to have more financial independence. He was worried that because my income was at the same level as his that I would leave him. Well. I DID leave him. Not because I was financially secure, but because he was a controlling, insecure jerk. Getting a new hair cut meant I was trying to bag a new man. Staying too long at the grocery store meant I was trying to bag a new man. Buying a new outfit meant...guess what. It was both insulting and exhausting. Apparently, the man thought I had nothing better to think about or that finding men was my only goal in life or something. I don't know. But, I do know that holding on too tightly out of fear of losing someone can, indeed, push them away.

Fostering your own independence and relishing your freedom of choice helps you to be supportive of others that do the same. So, if you are tempted to pull someone else's puppet strings, maybe you should re-aim your focus on controlling your own. If efforts toward independence makes someone else uncomfortable, advice is to leave them wailing in your dust. But, you do what you can live with.

After the trine with Chiron, the Moon is Void on this last day of February. Tomorrow, March storms in like a Lion under Moon in Leo at 6:35 PM. Monday the stage is set for a flurry of activity under a beautiful Fire Trine with the Moon, Saturn, Mars, Venus and Uranus. WHOOOSH! Monday is definitely a green light day. So, use this Void Moon period (4:30 PM today to 6:30 PM tomorrow) to figure out which direction you really want to go and make sure you are pointed that way when this fire energy makes it way to us. It is very likely we could receive some sparks of inspiration tomorrow morning as Mercury both sextiles Uranus and opposes Jupiter under our Void Moon in Cancer.

Eat well. Rest well. Get ready and get set to GO on Monday.