February 2016, 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: Ehwaz “letting go”. As a plant needs to shed dead leaves in order to keep growing, so do we need to release the past that has served us until now, but no longer supports our evolution. A time to reassess what works and what doesn’t, to go through our closets and drawers, to clear our address book and make space for the new.
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Jupiter remains retrograde this whole month and will remain so until May 9. Its shadow period lasts until August 8. The degrees it travels in February (22º20’-19º24’ Virgo) are represented in the Sabian Symbols by the following images: “A lion tamer displays his skill and character”, “A royal coat of arms enriched with precious stones”, “A girl’s basketball team” and “a caravan of cars headed to the West Coast”. We are required this month to hone our skills, add new techniques, connect with our lineage as well as our own gifts and talents. A renewed trust in our inner resources leads to new, exciting opportunities. Humility and selfless service elevate us. A time to be particularly attentive to our health, good nutrition, drinking high frequency water and getting enough sleep and exercise.
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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 Monday 2/1 at 4:35 PM till Tuesday 2/2 at 7:50 AM: when the Moon enters Sagittarius.
- On Thursday 2/4 between 2:04 Am and 4:44 PM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.
- On Saturday 2/6 between 7:54 AM and 9:59 PM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.
- From Monday 2/8 at 6:39 AM till Tuesday 2/9 at 0:31 AM: when the Moon enters Pisces.
- From Wednesday 2/10 at 8:25 PM till Thursday 2/11 at 1:55 AM: when the Moon enters Aries.
- On Saturday 2/13 between 2:32 AM and 3:35 AM: when the Moon enters Taurus.
- On Monday 2/15 between 2:54 AM and 6:35 AM: when the Moon enters Gemini.
- On Wednesday 2/17 between 8:37 Am and 11:24 AM: when the Moon enters Cancer.
- On Friday 2/19 between 6:36 AM and 6:17 PM: when the Moon enters Leo.
- From Sunday 2/21 at 5:17 PM till Monday 2/22 at 3:24 AM: when the Moon enters Virgo.
- On Wednesday 2/24 between 6:22 AM and 2:41 PM: when the Moon enters Libra.
- From Friday 2/26 at 3:18 AM till Saturday 2/27 at 3:26 AM: when the Moon enters Scorpio.
- On Monday 2/29 between 11:55 AM and 3:56 PM: when the Moon enters Sagittarius.
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 Scorpio until Tuesday 2/2 at 7:49 AM + between Saturday 2/27 at 3:26 AM and Monday 2/29 at 3:55 PM: 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 Tuesday 2/2 at 7:50 AM and Thursday 2/4 at 4:43 PM + between Monday 2/29 at 3:56 PM and Thursday 3/3 at 2:00 AM: 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 Thursday 2/4 at 4:44 PM and Saturday 2/6 at 9:58 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 Saturday 2/6 at 9:59 PM and Tuesday 2/9 at 0:30 AM: 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 Tuesday 2/9 at 0:31 AM and Thursday 2/11 at 1:54 AM: 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 Thursday 2/11 at 1:55 AM and Saturday 2/13 at 3:34 AM: 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 Saturday 2/13 at 3:35 AM and Monday 2/15 at 6:34 AM: 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 Monday 2/15 at 6:35 AM and Wednesday 2/17 at 11:23 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….
Moon in Cancer between Wednesday 2/17 at 11:24 AM and Friday 2/19 at 6:16 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 Friday 2/19 at 6:17 PM and Monday 2/22 at 3:23 AM: 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 Monday 2/22 at 3:24 AM and Wednesday 2/24 at 2:40 PM: 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 2/24 at 2:41 PM and Saturday 2/27 at 3:25 AM: 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…).
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This month’s intentional meditation started on Saturday 1/23 with the Full Moon in Leo. On the New Moon in Aquarius on Monday 2/8, 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 by exactly 6:39 AM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…
Our next intentional meditation cycle will begin with the Full Moon in Virgo on Monday 2/22 at exactly 10:20 AM. Take out as many blank sheets as you will have intentions to be charged by the rays of the Full Moon on a balcony, in a garden, or by a window. Once that moment has passed, put them away in a folder until the next New Moon (Solar Eclipse) in Pisces on 3/8.
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Wednesday 2/3: Mars Sextile Pluto (2:47 AM), Sun Sextile Saturn (10:18 AM)
Action feels compelling. We are passionate about our choices and move forward with a sense of power. Efforts combined with others lead to greater achievements than trying to force our way on our own. We are serious, mature and responsible in the pursuit of our goals. The work necessary to succeed is undertaken with quiet and dignified discipline and focus.
Friday 2/5: Venus Conjunct Pluto (5:12 PM)
Today we seek passion in all that we do and are. A love relationship could be particularly fusional and help us realize how powerful we are. An excellent day for business and manifesting important financial returns.
Saturday 2/6: Sun Sextile Uranus (8:39 AM), Mercury Trine Jupiter (10:45 AM), Venus Square Uranus (2:03 PM)
Our faith and enthusiasm help us seize many wonderful opportunities. Our open-mindedness and adventurousness are rewarding. Social contacts are exciting, unusual and stimulating. Our charisma and independence are particularly attractive to others. A love relationship could either start unexpectedly or end abruptly. Either way, there is a sense of it helping us understand the subtle balance between intimacy and freedom.
Sunday 2/7: Sun Square Mars (4:08 AM), Venus Sextile Mars (7:01 AM)
Important today to stay away from potentially aggressive people and violent situations. Impulsive behavior could create arguments or fights. We could feel frustrated in our efforts to move forward. Our energy is best channeled into constructive goals. A good balance of the masculine and feminine within creates peaceful relationships with others.
Tuesday 2/9: Venus Trine Jupiter (11:54 PM)
A wonderful day to attend an elegant social event, gather with friends and/or go on a fun date. We are well disposed towards others and ready to accomplish half of the journey towards them. Our positive and enthusiastic attitude brings wonderful people into our life who in turn open us to enriching experiences. Excellent for manifesting financial abundance.
Saturday 2/13: Mercury re-enters Aquarius (2:43 PM till March 5), Mars Sextile Jupiter (2:59 PM)
During the next three weeks, our interests are eclectic, mostly geared towards humanitarian projects. We could be more technologically inclined than usual. Excellent for installing new software and exploring extra-terrestrial occurrences. Friendship is greatly favored. Today, more specifically, is great for expanding our financial, professional and educational goals. We act with great courage, trust and faith. Our optimism creates the positive outcome we envision.
Tuesday 2/16: Venus enters Aquarius (8:17 PM till March 12)
During the next month, humanitarian endeavors are particularly attractive. Our focus is more on friendship than on love. We are open to unusual social connections that are both freeing and enriching. We seek people who walk to the sound of their own drummer. In our personal relationships, we require more freedom than usual. A time to balance intimacy and independence and to assert our individuality in our intimate ties with others. Any sign of co-dependency, jealousy or possessiveness are a turn-off.
Thursday 2/18: Sun enters Pisces (9:34 PM till March 19)
In the coming month, our sensitivity and compassion are heightened. We are particularly attracted to art and spirituality as well as new ways of expressing our creativity. Water could be soothing. We could feel easily drained by others who are on different wavelengths, and need quiet time to ourselves to meditate and rest our spirit. The veil between dimensions seems thinner than ever.
Thursday 2/25: Mercury Sextile Saturn (0:06 AM)
A day where we feel particularly focused, grounded and disciplined. Wonderful for clearing our desk of backlogged work and to reassess our goals. We further our ambitions with structure and seek mature contacts with people whom we respect and admire. Opportunities today come as a result of our patience, seriousness and persistence.
Friday 2/26: Mercury Sextile Uranus (3:02 PM)
A day when plans are disrupted by strange occurrences. Previously hidden aspects of our lives could unexpectedly surface challenging our beliefs. Sudden realizations could change our thoughts about reality. People we were close to could disappear from our lives while new, original friends appear, introducing us to new ideas, social circles and exciting projects. Our mental focus is on the future as well as humanitarian projects.
Sunday 2/28: Sun Conjunct Neptune (7:48 AM)
A day to express sensitivity to the plight of others, compassion and respect. More than usual, could we be psychically tuned, seek beauty, magic and connect to higher spheres of consciousness. Not so good however for anything requiring attention to details, but excellent for creative inspiration, meditation, channeling and healing. A need for sacredness, to dream, as well as be in silence and serenity permeates this special day.
Monday 2/29: Venus Sextile Saturn (5:07 PM)
Emotional commitment assumes a greater than usual importance. We examine our relationships with great seriousness, realism and maturity. Good for getting engaged. Single people are much clearer on what they want in a partnership. Excellent for financial rewards resulting from sound investments.
Wishing you a magical month of February!
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)
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