Newsletter - February 2013
RUNE OF THE MONTH: Dagaz, "Purpose".
RUNE OF THE MONTH: Dagaz, "Purpose". Popular wisdom reminds us that "where there is no vision, the people perish." The clearer we are on our short and long term goals, the more focused we become, the faster we can manifest our dreams. Challenges are met with greater patience, and disappointments handled with more compassion, when we know what we truly want. They become tests on our journey, helping us grow stronger, with more maturity and a greater sense of responsibility. As we do not forget to also remain excitedly open to the unknown, magic can start pouring into our lives. ************************
Saturn retrograde 2/18 till July 7.
The shadow period continues until Oct 14. 11º32'-11º27' Scorpio is symbolized in the Sabian Symbols by "An official embassy ball". By taking responsibility for our own lives, we reach a state of oneness. As we become global citizens, we discover within ourselves the truth common to all cultures and religions.
Mercury turns retrograde on 2/23 at 1:41 AM at 19º52' -5º48' Pisces.
Its shadow period (the time it takes for Mercury to return to the exact degree it started its retrogration on) continues until April 6. The degrees it travels in February (19ª52'-18º12' Pisces) are represented in the Sabian Symbols by the following images: "A table set for an evening meal" and "A master instructing his disciple". As we continue our ascension journey, the answer to our prayers manifest faster and faster, miracles abound, the impossible becomes reality. A time to focus on our inner wisdom, remember what we know and who we are. ************************
The Moon will be Void of Course
(V/O –forming no major aspect with any planet before entering the following sign-):
- From 2/1 at 5:03 PM till 2/2 at 4:02 AM: when the Moon enters Scorpio.
- On 2/4 between 4:31 AM and 7:45 AM: when the Moon enters Sagittarius.
- From 2/5 at 12:42 PM till 2/6 at 9:55 AM :when the Moon enters Capricorn.
- From 2/7 at 4:44 AM till 2/8 at 11:16 AM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.
- From 2/9 at 11:20 PM till 2/10 at 1:20 PM: when the Moon enters Pisces.
- From 2/11 at 9:03 AM till 2/12 at 5:51 PM: when the Moon enters Aries.
- On 2/14 between 7:35 PM and 2:08 AM: when the Moon enters Taurus.
- On 2/17 between 12:31 PM and 1:50 AM: when the Moon enters Gemini.
- From 2/19 at 10:48 AM till 2/20 at 2:45 AM: when the Moon enters Cancer.
- From 2/21 at 6:08 PM till 2/22 at 2:12 PM: when the Moon enters Leo.
- On 2/24 between 8:50 PM and 10:52 PM: when the Moon enters Virgo.
- From 2/26 at 10:13 AM till 2/27 at 5:02 AM: when the Moon enters Libra.
- From 2/28 at 0:37 AM till 3/1 at 9:33 AM: when the Moon enters Scorpio.
Mark these periods in red in your calendar and avoid scheduling anything of importance during these times as they would amount to… Nothing! ************************
Scheduling our activities using the zodiacal position of the Moon
Moon in Libra until 2/2 at 4:01 AM + between 2/27 at 5:02 AM and 3/1 at 9:32 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…).
Moon in Scorpio between 2/2 at 4:02 AM and 2/4 at 7:44 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 2/4 at 7:45 AM and 2/6 at 9:54 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 2/6 at 9:55 AM and 2/8 at 11:16 AM:
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 2/8 at 11:17 AM and 2/10 at 1:19 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 2/10 at 1:20 PM and 2/12 at 5:50 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 2/12 at 5:51 PM and 2/15 at 2:07 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 2/15 at 2:08 AM and 2/17 at 1:49 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 2/17 at 1:50 PM and 2/20 at 2:44 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 2/20 at 2:45 AM and 2/22 at 2:11 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 2/22 at 2:12 PM and 2/24 at 10:51 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 2/24 at 10:52 PM and 2/27 at 5:01 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…. ************************
Our Intentional Meditation
Our intentional meditation started on January 26, 2013 with the Full Moon in Leo.
On the New Moon in Aquarius on 2/9, 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 11:20 PM (you can put them out up to several hours prior to that time). Once that moment has passed (even if several hours later, or the next morning), staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams… On 2/25, place as many blank sheets as you will have intentions out to be charged by the Full Moon in Virgo at exactly 12:26 PM. Once that moment has passed, put them away in a folder until the next New Moon in Pisces on 3/11 at 12:51 PM. ************************
Friday 2/1: Mars enters Pisces (5:54 PM till March 12), Venus enters Aquarius (6:47 PM until 2/26):
Going with the flow without pushing with our will, opens beautiful new possibilities in our lives. We support the helpless with empathy and compassion. Our sensitivity to others creates new imaginative solutions to existing challenges. Our social life is as varied as it is exciting. Love and friendship are interconnected.
Monday 2/4: Mars conjunct Neptune (12:57 PM):
We could feel unusually dreamy, spaced-out, unfocused. A day best spent in peace and silence, resting as much as possible. We are attracted to art. Great for creators. An inspiring movie could prove a delightful use of time.
Tuesday 2/5: Mercury enters Pisces (6:55 AM) until April 14:
During the next couple of months, the veils separating the visible from the invisible become very transparent. Our minds are inspired by greater peace, beauty and higher realms of consciousness. We are particularly sensitive to subtle frequencies. Our psychic abilities become clearer. Wonderful for artists, channelers and light workers.
Wednesday 2/6: Venus Sextile Uranus (11:08 AM), Mercury conjunct Neptune (3:00 PM), Venus Trine Jupiter (9:58 PM):
We think and speak from our hearts. Our sensitivity to vibrations and other realms of consciousness is highlighted. Not great however for signing legally binding documents, as we could miss some of the finer print. Our social life expands and becomes exciting. We are likely to attract beneficial, unusual, positive, open-minded individuals.
Friday 2/8: Mercury Conjunct Mars (9:57 AM):
A day to say what we feel, and walk our talk with courage, openness and determination. Communications are straight forward. Great for signing documents inasmuch as we are not too impulsive.
Saturday 2/9: Mercury Square Jupiter (4:08 AM):
Our honesty could backfire. On the other hand, any lack of integrity is likely to be exposed. A day to speak our truth with as much diplomacy as possible.
Sunday 2/10: Mars Square Jupiter (0:12 AM), Venus Square Saturn (10:42 PM):
Gambling, impulsive shopping or risky financial speculations are not advised today. Spend wisely and only on items you really need or have been attracted to for some time. Discretion and moderation are key. We could feel more lonely than usual. A great day to be clear asto what works and what doesn't in a significant love relationship. Focusing on what we really want from another and need to change within ourselves, helps us create the intimacy we desire.
Monday 2/11: Mercury Sextile Pluto (9:58 PM):
A day when we are able to X-ray situations and see the truth. Conscious, honest cooperation enables us to enlist the support of people in positions of authority. Our focus and seriousness in the pursuit of our goals, enable us to get much done today, with poise and efficiency.
Tuesday 2/12: Mercury Trine Saturn (11:15 AM):
Great for clearing backlogged work, for a presentation or any communication requiring logic, calm, and the grounded presentation of solid facts. Excellent for signing papers, hiring someone, asking for a raise, and/or solidifying our position at work. Our discipline, seriousness, focus and hard work enable us to accomplish what needs to be done.
Friday 2/15: Mars Sextile Pluto (10:14 AM):
A day to throw ourselves into action. Nothing and no one is allowed to stand in the way of what we feel in our hearts has to be accomplished. We move forward with courage and passion. Great for intense physical exercise. Good also for being straight forward in the pursuit of our goals.
Saturday 2/16: Mars Trine Saturn (8:14 AM):
A day of practical efficiency. We handle challenges with strength and courage, are disciplined and direct in our actions. Wonderful for strenuous exercise and for getting any job done.
Monday 2/18: the Sun enters Pisces (4:02 AM) until March 20th:
During the next month, we could feel more sensitive to beauty, peace, the intangible, spiritual matters and meditation. We are drawn to water and could be more artistically inspired than usual. We seek peace and silence, to dream, rest, meditate and navigate our imagination.
Wednesday 2/20: Sun conjunct Neptune (11:19 PM):
We could feel quite spacy and unfocused. A day to meditate, sit by a body of water and dream. Not the best for signing any document, but inspiring for artists.
Monday 2/25: Sun Square Jupiter (2:26 PM), Venus enters Pisces (6:03 PM) until March 22:
Our confidence should not degenerate in an overbearing optimism that makes us throw caution to the winds. Humility, gratitude and modesty bring the best out of this transit which warns us to avoid excesses. During the next month, our hearts are very open and vulnerable to beauty, peace and harmony. We could feel more compassionate than usual and empathic. We could fall in love with no other good reason than being alive.
Tuesday 2/26: Mercury conjunct Mars (1:09 AM):
We express ourselves with much clarity and courage. We do not mince our words, but say what we mean and mean what we say. Our interactions are direct and focused on our needs. Great for the truth to be revealed.
Thursday 2/28: Venus conjunct Neptune (5:37 AM):
We may feel more vulnerable than usual to love, beauty and the need for peace. Magic permeates the atmosphere. Fantasy touches our soul, reawakening it to faraway memories of oneness. A romance could feel particularly idyllic today, but could also not withstand the test of reality and dissolve in a smokescreen of illusion. Wishing you all the best. In Loving Light. Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.