February 2015 Newsletter
Kindly note that the days and times given below are in PST (Pacific Standard Time). For Rocky Mountain Time (including AZ) add 1 hour. For Central Time, add 2 hours. For Eastern Time, add 3 hours. For Alaskan Time, subtract 1 hour. For Hawaii-Aleutian Time, subtract 2 hours. For Greenwich, add 8 hours. For Central European time (CET) add 9 hours. For Eastern European time (EET), add 10 hours.
RUNE OF THE MONTH: Dagaz “purpose”. The sheer understanding of why we each chose to enter incarnation, what we came here to do, is what gives us our focus and shows us how to be present to the present. Many flounder in life, not remembering why they are here, looking for this great mission that they would like to have that would give them world recognition. If others would see me, then I would feel I exist. Maybe this is just our ego speaking. Dissatisfaction only leads to a deeper sense of void. Truly, the ultimate recognition needs to come from within. It is when we find peace with who we are and what we do, however glamorous or humble it may seem, that miracles occur. Our gifts, our talents, our dreams, always point to our life purpose. Nothing is truly big, and nothing is truly small. Maybe the ultimate goal of our lives is simply to find happiness and express joy and gratitude. This month, it should be our aim to discover that inner serenity and enthusiastically love our lives as they are. When we find contentment in what is, the way it is, we naturally magnetize increasingly interesting opportunities to develop our gifts and expand into all that we are in our divinity.
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Mercury turns direct on Feb 11 at 1º19’ Aquarius. Its shadow period will last until March 4 when Mercury will return to the same degree it started its retrogradation on. This particular degree is represented by “an unexpected thunderstorm”. Until February 11, not the best time to buy or install any software. Miscommunications could abound. We could feel that people are telling us strange stories. On the other hand, this retrogradation is likely to bring old friends we hadn’t heard of in a long time, back into our lives. We could become focused again on humanitarian projects that had been collecting dust. Forgotten inventions could re-emerge. UFO activity could become more intense or more visible. Revolutions, democracy, freedom, individuation and originality come to the forefront. Sudden answers to our questions, bring unexpected turns of events. On February 12, communication will resume to a new normal.
Jupiter remains retrograde this whole month until April 8, 2015. The degrees it travels until March (18º20’-14º25’ Leo) are symbolized by “a houseboat party”, “a chemist conducts an experiment for his students”, “a volunteer church choir singing religious hymns”, “the storm ended, all nature rejoices in brilliant sunshine”, and “a pageant with its spectacular floats, moves along a street with cheering people”. The more we remain in integrity, stay in our hearts and our joy, as well as focus on happiness, curiosity of spirit, and generosity in our social contacts, the more our lives will be blessed with a sense of celebration. A time to know that our ultimate ambition should be to be happy. No matter what our religious beliefs are, how far we have traveled, now is always the time to be in gratitude, with an open mind, a healthy curiosity and an openness to adventure. As we live our highest life purpose, we also inspire others to happiness.
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The Moon will be Void of Course (V/O –forming no major aspect with any planet before entering the following sign-):
- From Sunday 2/1 at 5:37 AM till Monday 2/2 at 9:41 AM: when the Moon enters Leo.
- From Tuesday 2/3 at 9:31 PM till Wednesday 2/4 at 9:46 PM: when the Moon enters Virgo.
- From Friday 2/6 at 2:09 PM till Saturday 2/7 at 10:44 AM: when the Moon enters Libra.
- On Monday 2/9 between 3:58 AM and 11:05 PM: when the Moon enters Scorpio.
- From Wednesday 2/11 at 9:32 PM till Thursday 2/12 at 8:46 AM: when the Moon enters Sagittarius.
- On Saturday 2/14 between 7:15 AM till 2:24 PM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.
- On Monday 2/16 between 12:17 PM and 4:13 PM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.
- On Wednesday 2/18 between 3:47 PM and 3:48 PM (1 minute!): when the Moon enters Pisces.
- From Thursday 2/19 at 3:01 PM till Friday 2/20 at 3:13 PM (24 hours!): when the Moon enters Aries.
- From Saturday 2/21 at 4:36 PM till Sunday 2/22 at 4:28 PM (24 hours!): when the Moon enters Taurus.
- From Monday 2/23 at 6:57 PM till Tuesday 2/24 at 8:54 PM (26 hours!): when the Moon enters Gemini.
- From Thursday 2/26 at 0:43 AM till Friday 2/27 at 4:50 AM: when the Moon enters Cancer.
- From Saturday 2/28 at 9:53 AM till Sunday 3/1 at 3:34 PM (29 hours!): when the Moon enters Leo.
Mark these periods in red in your calendar and avoid scheduling anything of importance during these times as they would amount to… NO thing!
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Scheduling our activities using the zodiacal position of the Moon:
Moon in Cancer until Monday 2/2 at 9:40 AM + between Friday 2/27 at 4:50 AM and Sunday 3/1 at 3:33 PM: Perfect for family activities, especially those involving children. Good for spending more time at home, cooking, nurturing ourselves and those we love, inviting the people we cherish over for dinner. Excellent also for drawing, creative writing, humor and anything requiring imagination and a touch of craziness….
Moon in Leo between Monday 2/2 at 9:41 AM and Wednesday 2/4 at 9:45 PM: Excellent for anything glamorous, dramatic performances, being in the public’s eye, throwing or attending an elegant party, playing with children, romance and creativity in general…
Moon in Virgo between Wednesday 2/4 at 9:46 PM and Saturday 2/7 at 10:43 AM: Excellent for starting a new fitness program, learning, healthy nutrition, fasting, clearing our closets, cleaning our home, reorganizing our drawers…. Perfect also for detailed work, the focused use of our intelligence, and taking care of small pets….
Moon in Libra between Saturday 2/7 at 10:44 AM and Monday 2/9 at 11:04 PM: Great for relationships, associations, diplomatic exchanges with others, anything related to beauty (a haircut, buying new clothes, a make-over…), art (especially painting and decorating…), a pleasant social event (concert, art exhibition…).
Moon in Scorpio between Monday 2/9 at 11:05 PM and Thursday 2/12 at 8:45 AM: Perfect for scientific research, esoteric studies, self-transformation, shamanism, dealing with the mysteries of life, death, and sexuality, as well as insurances and issues involving personal power.
Moon in Sagittarius between Thursday 2/12 at 8:46 AM and Saturday 2/14 at 2:23 PM: Perfect for traveling, religious and/or philosophical activities or matters related to higher education and the law. Excellent for lecturing, learning, perfecting a foreign language, exploring other cultures… Perfect also for athletic training and tending to large animals (horses….)
Moon in Capricorn between Saturday 2/14 at 2:23 PM and Monday 2/16 at 4:12 PM: Good for furthering our ambitions, asking for a promotion, enlisting the support of people in positions of authority, making a good impression, re-structuring our business and redefining our long-term goals…
Moon in Aquarius between Monday 2/16 at 4:13 PM and Wednesday 2/18 at 3:47 PM: Perfect for philanthropic activities, charitable organizations, meeting with friends, making new acquaintances. Good also for inventions, far out, progressive ideas, inter-dimensional and time travel, anything related to UFOs, computers and technology in general….
Moon in Pisces between Wednesday 2/18 at 3:48 PM and Friday 2/20 at 3:12 PM: Great for meditating, sitting by the ocean, anything related to the sacred, dancing, painting, swimming, dreaming, music, photography, film, sleeping, channeling, connecting with the mystical, the magic and the oneness of all that is…
Moon in Aries between Friday 2/20 at 3:13 PM and Sunday 2/22 at 4:27 PM: Perfect for intense physical activities, anything requiring forceful, direct action and self-assertion. Good also for leadership, spontaneity, good will, being a way shower, initiating new projects or bringing our car to the mechanic.
Moon in Taurus between Sunday 2/22 at 4:28 PM and Tuesday 2/24 at 8:53 PM: Perfect for any financial matter: paying our bills/debts, asking for the money that is owed to us, investing in real estate, buying and selling. Perfect also for a stroll in the park, going to the countryside, connecting with our Mother the Earth… Good also for gardening, pottery, sculpting, as well as bodywork…
Moon in Gemini between Tuesday 2/24 at 8:54 PM and Friday 2/27 at 4:49 AM: Excellent for multi-tasking, curiosity, any form of communication, exchanging information, sending e-mails, calling friends and acquaintances. Great also for social activities, attending conferences, reading a book, watching a documentary, gathering data on various topics, connecting with new people….
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This month’s intentional meditation begins on Tuesday 2/3. Take out as many blank sheets as you will have intentions, and place them out (on a balcony, near a window or in a garden) to be charged by the Full Moon in Leo at exactly 3:09 PM (you can place them up to several hours prior to that exact moment if necessary). Once that moment has passed, gather your sheets and place them in a folder until the New Moon in Aquarius.
On Wednesday 2/18, take out your blank full moon charged papers and write on each a concise, positive intention. Place them on a balcony, in a garden or near a window so that they are out at exactly 3:47 PM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away (even up to several hours after the exact time) in a folder, expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…
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Sunday 2/1: Venus Conjunct Neptune (9:36 AM)
A day of refined beauty, inspired creativity, daydreaming and selfless love. We could feel the enchantment around us and connect to higher spheres of consciousness. The ability to see beyond the veil is heightened. Subtle vibrations become available to our senses.
Monday 2/2: Sun Sextile Uranus (4:29 AM)
An exciting day to expect the unexpected! Our need for freedom is heightened today. We act with independence, are open to the new and drawn to the unusual. Social encounters bring surprises and open us to original experiences. Great for interactions with the public and any endeavor using the internet or social medias.
Thursday 2/5: Mercury Sextile Saturn (3:40 AM)
A day of serious concerns, disciplined work and focused thoughts. Perfect for clearing our desk of backlogged work. We could feel a little lonelier, depressed or critical than usual. Important to channel those feelings into practical achievements helping us further our ambitions.
Friday 2/6: Sun Opposition Jupiter (10:20 AM)
A day of cheerful optimism, expanded consciousness, and the feeling that the sky is the limit. We should however remain careful not to overextend ourselves, promise more than we can deliver and spend more than we have. Necessary also to keep our self-confidence in check that it doesn’t turn to arrogance and that our need for adventure is not reckless but sheer fun. If we remain aware of boundaries, this could be a very happy day bringing wonderful opportunities for growth and success.
Saturday 2/7: Venus Sextile Pluto (9:51 PM)
Our emotions are deeper than usual today. We can go to the bottom of what we feel, with an intensity that helps us understand where blocks to intimacy may lie. A relationship started today feels fated, with powerful consequences transforming our lives for the better.
Wednesday 2/11: Mercury turns direct (6:57 AM)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph. Today, there could still be misunderstandings, lost keys, messages erased before having being heard…. By tomorrow, all communication will have returned to normal.
Wednesday 2/18: Sun enters Pisces (3:50 PM till March 20 at 3:45 PM)
During the next month, our sensitivity is heightened. We are more aware of what lies beyond the veil. We are touched by beauty, and art in general. We could feel more meditative than usual, indulge in daydreaming and need more rest to handle our receptivity to vibrations. The ocean feels attractive. So do places of seclusion such as monasteries or ashrams. Music soothes our soul and elevates us to higher states of understanding.
Thursday 2/19: Mercury Sextile Saturn (5:06 AM), Mars enters Aries (4:12 PM till March 21st)
A day of great efficiency. Our concentration, mental focus and attention to details enable us to accomplish much today. During the next month, Aries natives are favored. For all signs, leadership abilities are enhanced. During the next 4 weeks we are pushed to action, dynamic forward movement and not taking “no” for an answer.
Friday 2/20: Venus enters Aries (12:06 PM till March 17)
During the next month, our emotions are impulsive, straightforward and direct. There could be the complete renewal of an existing relationship or the leaping into a new romantic situation. We could express innocence, spontaneity and enthusiasm, trustingly taking things and people at face value. Great for original creativity.
Saturday 2/21: Venus Conjunct Mars (9:13 PM)
A day of balance of the feminine and the masculine within and without. Wonderful for sexual passion. Inspiring for artistic creation. A day when we feel more socially inclined than usual. Perfect for throwing or attending a lively party.
Monday 2/23: Sun Square Saturn (5:56 AM)
A day to take a deep look at ourselves. We could feel lonelier, more depressed and discouraged than usual. Yet these feelings are helping us see the weak points in the way we present ourselves to the world. A great day to clear our closets, let go of the old and rebuild ourselves with a healthier and stronger self confidence.
Tuesday 2/24: Venus Trine Saturn (6:58 AM)
A wonderful day to deepen our emotional ties and bring stability to a meaningful relationship. Great for deciding to live together, getting engaged or tying the knot. We hold no illusion and are able to see the strengths and weaknesses in ourselves and our partner. The wish to build a relationship of lasting value brings with it the ability to work through challenges with wisdom and patience.
Wednesday 2/25: Mars Trine Saturn (7:09 PM), Sun Conjunct Neptune (8:55 PM)
A day to deal with perceived limitations wisely. Accepting what we cannot change and changing what we can, is more than ever the right motto for today’s transits. Any endeavor requiring the patient establishment of solid foundations and persistently hard work is greatly rewarded today. Through dreams and meditation, healers, channelers and artists feel particularly inspired to great works bringing both enchantment and a deep connection to higher realms of consciousness.
In Loving Light.
Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.
Astrologer, shaman, international conference speaker
Author of Astrology for Enlightenment (Atria Books, Simon & Schuster, NY)
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