Morning Star: Astrology for the week of February 21 through February 27, 2016

Sunday, February 21, 2016

This morning we wake up to the Moon in Leo leaving a stabilizing trine with Saturn (2:32 AM) and entering a forward moving trine with Uranus (7:07 AM). Saturn in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries are currently waxing into trine separated by a mere 2 degrees. Though the building energy of this waxing trine will hang with us for most of March, these two bodies will not perfect in trine before Saturn turns Rx. However, exact or not, the energy IS present. It says, “Make your own rules” and “don't do what you are told without scrutinizing it first.” This morning's lunar movements give this waxing trine a bit of a flavor boost.

The meat of the rest of the day rides off this freeing and wonderfully creative energy. Right up until the Moon squares off with Mars in Scorpio at 8:17 PM. We are HUNGRY. Par for the course, having dealt with the high protein requirements of a Big Cat Moon..especially one that is waxing into Full Bloom tomorrow afternoon. Many may be on the prowl tonight hunting for satiation of one type or another. Hair poofed out and preened to its best as we scour the alley ways (or local restaurants) for something to fill our empty pits. There is, however, always a chance at conflict when squares are involved. No fighting over the appetizers! There's plenty to go around. But, yeah, there could be sounds of cat squalling, calling or clawing coming from the backyards and back alley corners under this nearly Full Moon.

Following the square with Mars, the Moon is Void until entering Virgo at 6:25 AM tomorrow morning.

Monday, February 22, 2016

This morning we wake up to the Moon in Virgo working it's way into an opposition with the Pisces Sun at 1:20 PM. We call that a Full Moon, folks. And, it is the last major lunar event prior to eclipse season. The Full Moon in Virgo calls for us to lean into the higher expressions of the sign. Humble service. Practicality. Categorizing. Planning. Down to Earth. Making ideology tangible. If Pisces is the dream of what we can do, Gemini is the information/data gathering and Virgo is the making manifest. Bring the dream and the idea both into tangible form. Sagittarius, our last mutable sign, then becomes the higher lessons we learned from the entire process that we incorporate as theory into our awareness. All of which are subject to change.

The Full Moon's ruler, however, is in fixed Aquarius conjunct Pallas. Brilliant. Though not so flexible it is willing to think for itself and Pallas aids in putting all the pieces of the puzzle together either for the first time or assembling all the broken pieces into new usable form. Patterns of behavior are recognized from a nearly clinical perspective and with the dispassionate views of both Virgo and Aquarius in play we can sort and re-align accordingly. Imbibed with the compassion of Pisces and the power of imagination that comes with that, nearly anything you dream up can be broken down into manageable steps. But, you've got to believe in yourself enough to be willing to give it a try.

Also “helping” or “hindering” (depending on your perspective) is the waxing opposition of Jupiter Rx to Chiron. This will shine a spotlight on what needs to be addressed both on a collective level and an individual level. It brings awareness to weaknesses, illnesses, and thorns in our paw that we may have previously numbed ourselves against, denied or forgotten.

Jupiter will, indeed, point out these weak spots and I can't tell you it won't be painful. The Moon is quite sensitive and even if Virgo may think that over-emotionality is impractical, it may be something we all have to deal with instead of sweeping it under the rug. Lift that freaking rug up and sweep that stuff out of your atmosphere instead. You cannot fix something if you don't know where or how it is broken. Jupiter vs Chiron is going to show us that in undeniable ways. Don't poke at your broken pieces. Love them. All of them. Mercury conjunct Pallas can help us rise above the ways we may unknowingly continue to poison ourselves and develop new and more supportive methods. The energy coming from Virgo provides us with plenty of Earth to keep us grounded in our efforts if we only reach for it.
Meanwhile, the Moon moves on at midnight to oppose Neptune. It may be the last week of February but March's wild weather is growling at the door. Mother Nature is Spring Cleaning. And, she misses no corners. The suggestion, especially if you feel as if you are in a state of chaos, is to do the same. Clean all the things. With Mercury in Aquarius, the end result will be as pristine as if you'd hired an OCD professional. White glove test passed. Sounds mundane and simple. But, as within, so without. Clean and organize on the outside and you feel more clean and organized on the inside.

Crazy Spring Cleaning weather and potentially chaotic emotional states aside, there is chance for illness in these skies. If you are sick, be a good patient and your own best caregiver. If you are not sick, build proper barrier against getting that way. Wash your hands. Take your vitamins. Drink plenty of water and don't skimp on the Vitamin C. Reduce your overall exposure to germs. Want extra Virgo points? Buy a new toothbrush and wage a war on stagnant germs that lie around in your everyday. Clean sweep. Know this is earthquake season on the East Coast and rock/mud slide season across the nation. As the Earth thaws and the rains come down, the ground moves. So, we most definitely could hear of some of that as well.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

This morning, the Moon still lingers in Virgo brimming with fullness. She moves away from her midnight rendezvous with Neptune and toward a sobering square with Saturn at 1:03 PM. Some boundary in the swamps may actually come as a relief. But, for the most part, there is little joy in this lunar aspect. It is the smack of reality in your face. And, it occurs just prior to the washout of Jupiter in Virgo opposite Chiron in Pisces at 3:05 PM.
The Moon will enter this opposition, but not before checking in with empowering Pluto at 3:17 PM. There are strong calls for integrity and fortitude under this sky. Again, keep your hands clean lest you would rather be caught in a maniacal nightmare about ousting the stains later. Prioritize. Triage. Care for the sick and broken. Be. Honest. And forthright. Remember, the bed you make is also the one you get to sleep in. Pay forward favors for your future self instead of putting additional blocks in your own path. Accept whatever it is that Jupiter opposite Chiron shows you and vow to make necessary changes to your behavior in an effort to live more healthfully either emotionally or physically. If that means you need to withdraw from the craziness of the World in an effort to find center, don't guilt yourself over it. Instead, give yourself permission. That is what the higher expression of Jupiter in Virgo and Saturn in Sagittarius would have us to do anyway. Declare a sanctuary of silence if needed for your own sanity. Strive to keep things simple. Even if the seas of Pisces are swirling, use Virgo's energy as the sieve to filter out what is of true importance while letting everything else drift away into the abyss.

At 9:44 PM the Moon finds Jupiter by conjunction and subsequently opposes Chiron. You can't go back and change anything. All you can do is accept this new wisdom you've been given and vow to move forward with it. The desire to move forward and survive whatever this exposes comes through a waxing lunar sextile to Mars in Scorpio which perfects in the morning. Get some rest. We just might survive to give it another go tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

We meet this day with a feeling of resolve as the now waning Virgo Moon meets Mars in Scorpio (who is also currently in shadow) by sextile. Your next step is very important because the actions you make over the next few weeks will be revisited. Make sure you know what is motivating you. We are striving for change endurance more so than world domination. But, in a way, we may feel like we have the power to do both. Go on, then. Dominate your own world. But, don't feel you have the right to pick apart what you see wrong in everyone else's life. That's none of your damn beeswax. If it feels like you are walking on eggshells, you just might be. The ground is wickedly unstable and crunchy as eclipse season knocks on the door. Be mindful, practical, responsible and HUMBLE in EVERYTHING you do. This New Moon Eclipse in Pisces that lights up the calendar on March 8 is going to be a lot like falling down the rabbit hole. Who knows where you or anyone else will end up.

After the sextile with Mars, the Moon is Void until entering Libra at 5:42 PM.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Today is pretty windy. Which may come as a bit of relief during watery Pisces season. The Moon in Libra starts her day under a sextile from Mercury in Aquarius to Saturn in Sagittarius (3:06 PM). Brilliant plans for the future are made under this sky. Sparks of inspiration whirl about like dust bunnies under a ceiling fan set on high. Brain power is kicking. Logic is crystalline. Thoughts are clear and socially conscious but set apart from what is considered to be status quo.
At 3:18 PM, the Moon dances by trine with Venus in Aquarius. This is a touch and go type dance. Not clingy and sultry like the tango. It's more of a mirroring of movements that eventually turns each partner away from the other for a brilliant dance in soliloquy.

The wind picks up in ferocity and tempo as the Moon finds Saturn in Sagittarius by sextile at 1:29 AM. Thunder may roll and the ground might truly shake as she finds Pluto in Capricorn by square at 3:40 PM. Our emotive bodies respond to the weather and the brain collects the energetic lightning that streaks across the sky as the Moon finds Mercury by trine at 4:39 AM. The “busting loose” feel of that energy is driven home hardcore as the Moon opposes Uranus bright and early (of course) at 6:19 AM on Friday the 26th. Our fishy Sun may feel dried out and washed up by then. That's a lot of air to contend with. None of it is very conducive to sleep. It's stormy outside and inside; but, if you can overcome your fear of that, you may just pick up some new inspiration. Be energized by this windy front that moves through. Sure take safety precautions and shelter when/if necessary; but, let your brain run wild with the potential presented under this sky. Keep clearing out old decks and mindfully stacking the new ones. Breathe in and fill your lungs with the freshness coming from our atmosphere right now. Open the windows and let it breathe into your home wafting out winter's stale and wafting in the promise of the new. Keep yourself sheltered in your self-created eye of the storm...protected and sheltered but still able to absorb and put to use the swirling energy.
I find the potential in this energy exciting. But, it can be overtaxing and overstimulating to some. Be wary of anxiety and mindful of triggers to the same. Address them appropriately. Doing so imbibes your personal shelter with strength instead of threatening to just blow you away. Tie a string to your toe and sprout wings on your back. Soar like a kite in the swiftly changing winds. Oh come on. It'll be fun.

Friday, February 26, 2016

The Moon in Libra is Void after her early morning opposition with Uranus. But, the swirling winds and inspirational lightening bolts continue as Mercury in Aquarius finds his current ruler, Uranus in Aries by sextile at 6:02 PM. Brains are buzzing imbibing us with the ability to break free from negative thought loops. The brain churns and churns and tongues are most certainly unleashed. Be careful where you swing your sword. Be mindful of what you allow to fall out of your mouth because you won't get an opportunity to suck it back up later. Under a Pisces Sun, you will feel remorse for indiscriminately cutting folks. Other than that, feel free to be inspired. Write down what wondiferous thoughts and ideas sparkle through your psyche on this day and plan to follow through with them in the very near future. Be hopeful. Collaborate, network and share ideas. Exchange the inspiration. If something is to be blown away, let it be the box you keep trapping yourself in.

The Moon remains Void all day until sinking into Scorpio at 6:27 AM tomorrow. Take a deep breath before we begin plunging those emotional depths.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

The mania of the last few days begins to wear off under today's sky. The Moon sinks into watery Scorpio early this morning. Two nights of swirling restless sleep has caught up to us. Now, all that remains is the dull gonging numbness in our heads that feels a lot like a hangover. Back to the waters we shall go quenching our thirst and soothing our sore overworked throats.

Within the ethereal waters we shall remain today. The winds have quieted in the atmosphere and in our brains as the Moon waxes into a trine with the Sun and Neptune in Pisces all day perfecting right around midnight. Ahhhh, to sleep, perchance to dream. A gentle rhythmic rain dancing on tin rooftops lulls us into dreamland. To float upon the open waters without a nagging thought or catalyzing idea one. Rest your weary head. Imbibe all those brilliant ideas with rich and fertile creativity. Let them gestate in these waters until they are ripe to act upon. Timing, my friends, is everything. Yesterday we floated on clouds. Today we sink to the depths of the ocean where it's dark, enveloping and rich with creativity. Allow the mud to overtake you. Willingly sink into it. Get very, very you sink...all...the...way...down. Never releasing your grip on what dreams may come.