Feb 2016

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”
- Edith Sitwell
Dear Readers,
At the start of the month, Saturday Feb, 6, 2016, the Moon is in Capricorn moving Void of course around 10:54 AM. We will have a plethora of planets in competition with each other so make sure to avoid running into each other, and if anything turn the other cheek if possible. On Sunday, SUPERBOWL, the moon moves into friendly Aquarius a day before the New Moon, so tension eases, we’re all friendly and everyone is actually getting a long. Enjoy this month as it brings to light less conflict and allows us to easily prepare for Spring.
New Moon in Aquarius on Feb 8 -
This is a very observant Moon aspect and we hyper focus on situations involving ourselves as well as others. It’s about letting go of the ego and paying better attention to what others may be feeling and saying, and taking in, receiving. Human nature at its best describes the New Moon in Aquarius. An intellectual Moon, wisdom on a karmic level. Anytime a New Moon occurs, we find ourselves creating better habits, it’s a chance to create a clean slate. Those affected by this particular New Moon are Aquarius, Leo, Scorpio, Taurus and of course Cancer as they are ruled by the Moon. For the rest of us, wherever the New Moon falls into your chart will determine its importance.
Mercury now direct in Capricorn moving into inventive Aquarius Feb 14 Valentines Day -
Mercury, the planet of chat and reason now direct moving into the artful, innovative sign of Aquarius on Feb 14. Just in time for Valentines day! How fun is that? When Mercury is in Aquarius we may find ourselves stepping out of the box, more inquisitive and highly in-tuned in a sort of unique way. New perspectives emerge from a sense of awareness- a the pieces of the puzzles fit together. Conceptual structures grow like crystals as our minds reach out in new directions. Those born under Aquarius will feel at home, while Scorpio and Taurus individuals will delight in looking at life from a different angle. Those born under Leo may feel a bit overwhelmed. Others will benefit as it falls in their charts based on times of birth.
Full Moon in Virgo Feb 21
The Full Moon in Virgo make you aggressive in the search for perfection. Emotions as always run high with any Full Moon however in Virgo we may find ourselves nit picking. .If you are ready to begin a diet,or health regimen now would be the correct time!
This moon sex tiles Pluto giving us motivation to tear down the old and bring in the new.
Virgo is however, the most critical sign of the zodiac and we must guard against being too critical, picky, or otherwise negative about people (or ourselves), situations and events occurring in our lives. Others could react this way toward you. On the other hand Virgo is about critically based thinking, which is not the same as being critical of others, and this can be an asset. This is a time to face the reality of your situation calmly and without becoming overly emotional and find solutions. Those born under Virgo, Pisces, Sagittarius and Gemini are affected. However as always Cancer is ruled by the Full Moon, so it is indirectly a part of this chaos of emotions.
Venus in Capricorn until Feb 17 -
Venus in Capricorn feels restrictive and less inviting as it’s earth influence can be weighed down by its ruler ship of Saturn. It’s about getting down to what matters and becoming more pragmatic,earning trust, which requires time and effort. It is not about impressing others, it is about learning to respect ourselves. Venus in Capricorn gives love and social encounters a more traditional stance… The love planet’s presence in this responsible Earth sign makes discipline, commitment and patience sexy and appealing. Recognizing your own worth based on the progress you’ve made and the lessons that you’ve learned is the foundation for successful relationships with Venus in Capricorn. Those born under water signs, like Cancer, Pisces & Scorpio, and earth signs as Virgo, Capricorn and Taurus would appreciate this transit. However somewhere in everyone else’s chart Venus in transit in Capricorn does exist.
As Venus Moves into Aquarius on the 17th, things lighten up a bit. Friendships become center stage, party time begins and it’s all about just being. Those born under Aquarius, Sagittarius, Leo and Aries are aspected favorably,
Jupiter retrograde at odds with Saturn
Jupiter in retrograde can a difficult transit if you were born under Sagittarius and Virgo. The reason being is that Jupiter rules the sign of Sagittarius so when it moves backward it affects the vibration of your sign. However because it moving backwards in Virgo, it will affect Virgo individuals as well as those born under Pisces and Gemini. Jupiter being the happy go lucky, expansive planets brings light and opportunity into our realm. However in retrograde we may feel more restricted and less enthused. It will move direct May 9, 2016. Take advantage of this retrograde to get yourself financially stable, learn better habits, buckle down and accomplish tasks that have been left over. Create structure. Do something that will raise you up to a higher level of authenticity.
ARIES – ( March 20- April 19)- On Feb 8, 2016 as the New Moon takes place in friendly Aquarius friendships reveal themselves. Relationships both new and existing are welcomed with open arms, whether there was discord in the past or not. You may find that your energy is in a good spot, and you may be more likely to turn the other cheek. Also. with Jupiter in retrograde along with the Full Moon on the 22nd, you may find yourself really taking stock where health and fitness is concerned.
TAURUS – ( April 20- May 20)- With so much activity taking place at the mid-heaven part of your chart, it’s all about career and expectations. However during this cycle with Aquarius at your mid-hevane, you may find yourself less inclined to speed it up. Romance may be unpredictable at this time as Jupiter in Virgo may slow things down a bit. However, this transit may give you time to hyper focus on yourself and getting things done that have been on your list for a while. Financially you’re looking better.
GEMINI ( May 21- June 20) – As Saturn continues to transit your relationship house, and Jupiter is in conflict to your own sign, and the Full Moon on the 22 is at odds with you, your energy may be pulled in a zillion different directions. Know that much of what is happening is temporary only intensifies your fortitude by strengthening your spirit. Also know that during this month you may have a shift in your job. Know that this may be a good thing.
CANCER -( June 21 – July 20)- Be careful with speculation, though you may be luckier than you ever thought you would be. Also, Jupiter in retrograde may be causing you to speak up where you normally keep quiet. In addition, this months New Moon may create a good money flow as it aspects your 8th house of monies. In addition all is well with family matters, however with the Full Moon on the 22nd there may be a few sparks.
LEO -( July 22 – Aug 22) – With Venus in Capricorn you may be feeling a bit stifled and your financial flow may have slowed down a bit as Jupiter in retrograde in your money house may curtail things a bit. However as Venus moves into Aquarius on the 16th, things should lighten up, and you may begin to liven up a bit. Full Moon on the 21st cautions unnecessary spending.
VIRGO - ( Aug 23- Sept 22)- So much activity hitting you as Jupiter now transiting your person house in retrograde may hinder you causing you to feel more self conscious and less open. Know that perception counts. Also, Saturn at odds with your own sign triggers work issues as you feel a need to change the course of direction. However best to wait until after July 1, 2016 to make any changes at all. Hold tight.
LIBRA – ( Sept 23- Oct 22) – Surprisingly you may be feeling good, as well as introspective this month as Saturn in balance to your sign brings stability, while Jupiter in your area of thought may be forcing you to take a look at past events and work diligently on cleaning house. Also, the Full Moon on the 21st may increase your sensitivity allowing your intuition to sky rocket.
SCORPIO – ( Oct 23- Nov 21) – A good sound month for you as the planets in transit create a nice balance. Specifically speaking, Jupiter in Virgo in transit of your area of friendships may widen the gate as you find yourself looking at relationships from a different angle. To top it off, the New Moon in your area of home may entice you to change things around a bit. A creature of habit and something you loathe doing, but deep down you know it is for the best. In addition, the Full Moon on the 21st can bring new connections, possibly through work.
SAGITTARIUS – ( Nov 22- DEC 20) – As with most Sagittarius freedom is the key and plenty of space to go with it. However during this month you may see yourself more in need of companionship as Jupiter, your ruler now in retrograde may trigger an impulse to change your person direction. Also, be aware of money being spent unnecessarily. So on Feb 21 when the Sun and Moon are at odds with your own sign, you would do well to lay low. This particular Full Moon may trigger stress through work, or with those you work with.
CAPRICORN -( DEC 21- Jan 19) -This month opens the way to new avenues, is made primarily for you as the planets in sync to your own sign celebrate your need for stepping out of your inner circle. The Full Moon on the 21st may spark a need to think out of the box, to venture out, maybe take a road trip or even begin a novel. And the New Moon in Aquarius on the 8th can be beneficial financially. So it’s up to you to set the pace.
AQUARIUS – ( Jan 20- Feb 18)- This week is all about taking a stand and sticking to it. As friendships circulate around you, you may find yourself feeling a sense of obligation. However as with most Aquarians it’s all about others, and not about yourself. This period brings to light more of your desire to have fun, while paying attention to what counts. The New Moon in Aquarius on the 8th highlights you. The Full Moon on the 21st may bring to light financial gain. So pay attention.
PISCES - ( Feb 19 – March 19 )- As with most Pisces, it’s all self sacrifice. However this particular month calls to you and your basic instincts You may find yourself more in-tuned than ever as the New Moon highlights your inner thoughts, and with the Full Moon on the 21st partnerships, both love and person may reciprocate. Celebrate the month.
Janet Amid is a columnist that writes an astrology Column The Stars Speak for Sylvania Advantage, as well as Grazing With The Stars, an astrological Food Column. Janet can also be heard on 92.5 KISS FM Monday Mornings between 8:15 and 8:45 AM. She can reached at 419-882-5510 or by e-mail at JanetAmid@aol.com. Check out our web site at www.JanetAmid.com