Welcome 2015 -
The month ahead provides us with a clear understanding that life as we know it is in a constant motion. It’s all about change and transition. Hopefully much for the better. We welcome 2015.
FULL MOON IN LEO – EXPLORE YOUR DREAMS ~
The month of February opens up with a Full Moon occurrence on Feb 3, in the fun-loving, childlike, emotional sign of Leo. Generally when a Full Moon occurs we find ourselves more emotional and sensitive than ever as the tug-pull between the SUN and MOON create an intense vortex of energy that triggers an emotional response. A Full Moon also aspires us to focus on goals and aspirations as we find ourselves more involved with what it is we need to do versus what we want to do. This particular Full Moon instills a sense to become “The best I can be” as Leo is defined by a healthy ego, a Leo Full Moon reinforces that intent. Yet its opposition to the transiting Sun in AQUARIUS necessitates a balance between ego and humanitarianism. As Aquarius signifies one for all, and Leo relates to the self. Nonetheless, the Full Moon itself will impact those born under Aquarius, Leo, Scorpio and Taurus. Again, much relates to how it falls into our own individual birth charts. The most important thing to remember is to stay focused, not to allow our emotions to overrun our logic. In addition, Mercury in retrograde opposite the Full Moon makes for an interesting setup as it creates confusion. It’s about action as well as delivery.
MERCURY, THE PLANET OF CHAT, RETROGRADE UNTIL FEB 11 ~
Mercury, is the messenger, and during this time, messages get lost, delivery is not the best, and people generally speak out of turn as they feel a sense of confusion where the words don’t always match the delivery. When Mercury goes retrograde in the sign of Aquarius there would be much focus on the need for independence. We begin to question our own autonomy. Social grace and order is put to the test. Friendships undertake scrutiny, if there had been an underline issue to begin with. In addition, many of us would be found to be more adamant in their view point which would cause serious frictions in relationships, both personal and professional. Intellectual conflicts arise. Those in the political scenario need to be careful with their moves. Since Mercury rules electricity, computers may be on the fritz, and phone wires get crossed, electronics go haywire. Also, as always be careful what you say, and how you say it as communication gets misconstrued.
NEW MOON at 29 AQUARIUS – FEB 18 – HAPPY NEW MOON ~
*We are ready to emerge forth and share our uniqueness add our vision to the collective. Aquarius reminds us to see the big picture, to include all of humanity in our prayers and make our choices based on the good of the whole.
The New Moon in Aquarius on the 29th is a good time to commit to personal goals that express the positive energies of the sign of the Water Bearer:
This is a period in which to think “outside of the box”, look to the future with a brand new, positive, and hopeful vision. Try to brainstorm and socialize. Focus on extending a friendly hand, receiving support, and expressing platonic love for those around you; give your emotions and passions a “break”, as you develop more objectivity and some detachment from past haunts; ;revitalize yourself through experiences that are new or simply different; recognize that some level of detachment and distancing ourselves from our habits and attachment to the past will help us break away from destructive behaviors that have held us back.
*With this potent Aquarius energy, we have the chance to make progressive changes in our lives.
SUN ENTERS ETHEREAL PISCES ON FEB 18, 2015 ~
The Pisces Sun leads with a compassionate heart, which can be both a blessing and a curse. Many are remarkably wise and self-sacrificing when it comes to helping the vulnerable or those down on their luck.
This is the sign of the mystic poet, and a creative pursuit gives Pisces the motivation to be disciplined. And bringing structure to the vast imagination and shades of emotion flowing within the Pisces nature is a great achievement. Through art, they can bring a bit of heaven down to Earth for the benefit of everyone. This particular cycle as the SUN moves into Pisces, leaving the dynamic sign of Aquarius, its square to transiting SATURN will no doubt create a sense of uncertainty as SATURN IN SAGITTARIUS represents independence and freedom and the SUN in PISCES motivates calmness, sensitivity and nostalgia. It leads us into a more ethereal pathway where SATURN in SAGITTARIUS is always about spontaneity, excitement and getting the job done. However the combination of these two planets can create steam, therefore reminding us to have more passion and sentiment in our everyday lives.
SATURN, NOW IN SAGITTARIUS -” Truth first and foremost” Where were you in 1985? That is the last time Saturn was in Sagittarius. It’s 30 year cycle begins again from DEC 23, 2014 through DEC 19, 2017. Sagittarius is the sign ruling the ninth house of education, foreign affairs and world view. Many views and viewpoints will change as Saturn in Sagittarius places influence on both an individual and the collective level.
Sagittarius’ planetary ruler is Jupiter, and Jupiter concerns money, ideals, education, the medical field, religion, churches, young men, governments and laws. Ideas will change and evolve in our own lives during this cycle of Saturn, and on the collective scale or in the world. We will no doubt see changes in education, potential scandals in churches and political scandals and issues over laws and boundaries. Also because of its influence with foreign affairs, hopefully peace will occur through this transit as Saturn in Sagittarius opens us up to the truth as well as a shift through our own philosophy of life.
MARS,THE PLANET OF ACTION, IN PISCES UNTIL FEB 18 & VENUS, THE PLANET OF LOVE IN PISCES UNTIL FEB 20 – TIME TO SHARE ~
Now that Mars — the planet of war — has moved into the squishy and sensitive waters of Pisces our energy and actions become a bit mushy and amorphous, to say the least. There is something obscure, dreamy and poetic when Mars operates in the sign of the imagination. This is a nice reprieve after the quirky, friendly, detached energy of Mars in Aquarius. Compassion in action is back. We are being led back to our hearts and our sensitivity. It’s conjunction to transiting VENUS in PISCES – which moves into ARIES on Feb 20- is all about connection, emotional empathy, nostalgia and most of all tapping into our creative juices. The conjunction of these two planets, including the SUN moving into PISCES on the 18 motivates us in areas of love, as well as personal acceptance.
Our fighting spirit may be a bit waterlogged at the moment, but we will have no problem turning within and seeing our lives more cinematically. In fact, the more that we can channel our energy in accordance with our sensitivity and creativity, the less victimized we’ll feel.
VENUS, THE PLANET OF PLAY, IN ARIES STARTING FEB 20 ~
Venus, the planet of pleasure and play, emerges today from the waters of Pisces, a vast realm of magic and mystery, to enter the fiery home of Mars, a place for initiative and challenges, where the feminine principle embodied by Venus is clad in armor and ready for a fight. Here we experience the feisty aspect of Venus, the more independent, masculine fem fatale, for whom love is exciting and adventurous.
One aspect that is not often emphasized when talking about this placement of Venus is her highly idealistic nature, passionate and aspiring, therefore also easily disappointed by the realities of love, commitment and the humdrum of everyday relationships. Love inspired by higher visions of freedom, equality and justice, unrealistic perhaps but worth fighting for. As VENUS, the planet of love moves into Aries it takes on a more aggressive nature. We may find ourselves more in-tuned to our inner voice, a need to experience and approach matters more assertively than passively. Its trine to transiting SATURN in Sagittarius is positive and very welcoming. Those born under Sagittarius, Aries, Pisces, Aquarius. Leo, Taurus, will be pleasantly surprised by this transit as it brings to light positive influences and creates a more powerful romantic transit.
JUPITER, THE PLANET OF ABUNDANCE, RETROGRADE IN LEO UNTIL APRIL 8 ~
“Time to reflect, pull back”
Jupiter, the planet of luck, in retrograde may bring to light a need to be more conservative and less concerned with trivialities. It’s ruling sign is Sagittarius, and since Jupiter is in retrograde, we may find that Saturn now traveling through Sagittarius will have a major impact on businesses and financial matters. So it’s important to take stock, and be more careful when dealing with work matters, money and/or relationships. Those born under Sagittarius will be affected by this transit in that is clips their wings so to speak. Sagittarius is an independent sign that when this transit occurs, it curtails that independence and brings to light a more conservative aspect. Those born under Leo, will feel the affects of this as well as it influences their outlook on money and personal relationships as a whole. Nonetheless as with any transit, this can be most beneficial in that it creates a sense of humility, and allows us to see life from a different perspective all together.
Aries ( March 21-April 20)- Most Aries, by nature, are impetuous and somewhat unconstrained. Generally, their first instinct is to fast forward, without stopping to consider the consequences. However during this period, as Mars, your ruler, travels through the sensitive, ethereal sign of Pisces, you may feel a need to be sync with your inner psyche than ever. Also, in your health house, a sudden desire to become more fitness bound as well as responsible takes hold. This can be a time where it is sink or swim so it’s better to create the situation than let the situation be created for you.
Taurus ( April 21-May 21)- Interestingly enough, most Taureans by nature are rather laid back, and somewhat low key, however during this transit as Mars,occurs in your area of friendship, it’s time to do something fun, interesting and to focus in on friends and co-workers. In addition, you may become more in-tuned to your creative side. Also romance can be hot or cold, however it depends on how you handle the situation.
Gemini ( May 22-June 21)- Your instincts this month are correct in telling you that all is well in the work force, though sometimes change can be a bit scary. The month ahead opens its doors to many new possibilities as you may find yourself a bit more receptive with some of the changes ahead specifically work and home. You may feel a bit under the microscope however it’s up to you to set things right. Also, new and existing relationships bring serious matters into focus.
Cancer ( June 22-July 23)- For most of you Cancers out there, the year head will shift your monies into a new direction as Jupiter now in Leo will help to shake things up a bit. Your approach with partners, personal as well as business related, tend to become more realistic. A really excellent time to forge ahead on future endeavors. Love matters feel comfortable and less annoying.
Leo ( Leo ( July 24-Aug 23)- An interesting aspect for you as Jupiter migrates in your own sign bringing you a better platform in which to play from. An interesting month as both Jupiter and transiting Saturn highlight. Its’s been a rough two years, now you’re back on track. different angle. Love, as well as speculation can be interesting as well as unpredictable this month.
Virgo ( Aug 24-Sept 23)- For most of you Virgo’s out there, the month ahead looks to be favorable as you forge ahead in making changes that will only promote positive growth on your part. Your area of friendships may undergo a complete transition as you begin to pull away from responsibilities and obligations that have left you feeling overwhelmed. Also, money related matters may start to become less stressful as you gain your momentum for balance.
Libra ( Sept 24-Oct 24) – Your efforts this month are recognized and well accepted as most of the planets in transit enhance your need for inner balance. This month opens the way to much awaited opportunities, as Jupiter in sync to your Sun brings matters into focus. Partnerships look interesting, while money related matters start on a positive path.
Scorpio ( Oct 24-Nov 22)- Relationships can be an issue, as well as unsettling as transiting Jupiter could bring unpredictability into your life. Therefore, be clear of not only your actions, but be aware of your reactions as well. Take time before jumping to conclusions to situations that may arise with work.
Sagittarius ( Nov 23-Dec 21)- You may feel much more light hearted and airy this month, as the Sun in Aquarius along with Jupiter, your ruler, and transiting Saturn, accent your own sign. This transit not only enhances a more positive outlook, it promotes new found friendships on a higher level. In addition, you may find yourself a bit more introspective than usual. Use this keen awareness to gain insight into everyday matters.
Capricorn ( Dec 22-Jan 20)- This is a good time to focus on clear communication skills as well a financial betterment as the influences encourages positive growth in areas of work and health. In addition, as transiting Pluto continues in your own sign, you may see yourself growing in areas you never felt possible. This is the start of a new cycle for you.
Aquarius ( Jan 21-Feb 19)- Stabilize your finances this week, allow yourself the opportunity to really buckle down and focus on your given priorities. Also, major influences in your own sign merely enhance what you already have. Also your area of home is strong and stable and only serves to remind you that family and friends are a strong source of support. Take each day as it comes, and work through whatever needs to be done.
Pisces ( Feb 20- March 20- Astrologically speaking, you may find yourself feeling a lot more grounded as Pluto in Capricorn creates balance to your own sign. Also, transiting Mars along with the Sun in Aquarius transit your 12th house of thought, this is a time to clearly buckle down and move in the direction that you feel drawn to.
Astrological Tips: This is a great month to get started on anything new. Changes are positive this month. Good days for health & diet? Feb, 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26
Janet Amid is a columnist that writes for Sylvania Advantage, and can be seen on Alternate Wednesday’s on Channel 11 and Channel 36, and can be heard on 92.5 KISS FM Monday Mornings between 8:15 and 8:45 AM.