Friday, February 26, 2021

The Final Phase of Winter: Astrology for February 28th-March 6th, 2021

 Mars moves to Gemini this week.

Sunday: The Moon in harmony with Pluto and Mars overnight feels like one last sigh as the Moon starts to wane and leaves Full Moon sign, Virgo. Pluto and Mars have very different qualities as one favors introspection and transformation while the other (in that order) instigates action and movement. Mars is in the final degrees of Taurus now. These two planets may help us stay with our process today, even the less easy or comfortable processes. Practice persistence where it's worthwhile. Do the inner work before taking action and you'll probably make a better decision. Void Moon starts at 10:58 am EST, and the Moon enters Libra at 2:17 pm. Take an objective perspective, listen, and weigh all sides and all options thoughtfully. Avoid judging based on appearance. Today's color is Lavender.

Monday: Libra Moon forms trines with 3 planets in Aquarius, Saturn, Mercury and Jupiter. Overall this favors fairness, balanced decision making, and opportunities. Notice what seems to be opening up for you and make the appropriate contacts to help forward your plans. Our connections with one another are highlighted today and there may be good reason to collaborate, share ideas, and work for the greater good. There's an air of seriousness around communication and agreements, so be intentional about what you say or take action on. Today's color is Blue.

Tuesday: Libra Moon makes one final aspect to Pluto before leaving for Scorpio. This square is an internal challenge to face our fears and other feelings. We're working with (or against) our shadow and underlying conditions of the emotional sort. Through that, with effort and willingness, transformation comes. See yourself for who you are without trying to avoid or repress parts of yourself that want to express from a healed and whole place. Relationships may also deserve and need this kind of consideration. Are they working and can they be healed? Void Moon from 9:09 am to 3:38 pm EST. The Moon changes signs then, and Scorpio Moon keeps us in the depths of emotion and reflection. Today's color is Black.

Wednesday: Mars moves to Gemini at 10:30 pm EST. Mars in Gemini is busy, active and keeps us moving and entertaining lots of ideas and information for the next several weeks. If you are born with your Mars in Gemini you may always hold multiple titles, roles or jobs at once (I know this directly from experience!). You may have many potential plans to follow through on. The challenge can be to finish what you start! Today's Moon sign is Scorpio, which could not be more different that Gemini, by the way. Scorpio, however, is ruled by Mars as well as Pluto. The Moon interacts with 6 planets, so there's are many influences, some easy and some not. Things that may go well include love, relationships, organization, and strong focus. Things that look challenging include convincing others, communication other than in partner relationships, and agreements with a legal or contractual aspect. Romance is in the air tonight. Wear Indigo. 

Thursday: Scorpio Moon aligns with Neptune inspiring creativity and romance. Intuition is heightened. Listen to your inner voice and wisdom. Draw some cards or use other divination tools. The Moon aligned with Pluto in Capricorn can be introverted, introspective, and focused this morning. Void Moon starts at 11:10 am until 5:43 pm EST. Sagittarius Moon prepares us for an active and potentially outgoing weekend following much reflection and inward focus this week. The Moon opposes Mars which could be argumentative and opinionated. Choose words carefully. Mercury meets Jupiter for interest and attraction toward travel and studies. This may lead to acceptance news for college and universities and other programs related to travel or learning. Apply for something! Wear Red.

Friday: Sagittarius Moon aligns with Saturn for those of you making some serious decisions about life. Choose freely, without outside pressures, and commit to what you want. For some, this is taking you to a new location such as a campus or interstate move. The Moon squares the Sun and Venus today, bringing up emotions which may be related to leaving, moving, or change. Some will skim the emotional part while others will not understand that. Emotionally we'll notice how we approach the world very differently, even from someone we love. It could be emotionally challenging, as squares are full of edges and require thar we do the work. Wear Yellow.

Saturday: Sagittarius Moon in harmony with Jupiter and Mercury in Aquarius for clear communication and for seizing opportunities. Broadening, brightening, prospering, collaborating are all key words. The Moon then squares Neptune, pointing out what we want to run from whether it be a situation or our own feelings. This may influence dreams as it occurs at 4:44 am EST, 1:44 am Pacific. Void of course Moon all day leaves us in an unfocused place. Can you enjoy rest and relaxation? Get creative? Give yourself some slack? Saturday vibes this weekend are more about doing nothing than doing a lot. Capricorn Moon changes that for Sunday as the Moon shifts at 9:20 pm EST. Today's color is Green.

Friday, February 19, 2021

Mercury Direct & Full Moon in Virgo: February 21st to 27th, 2021

 Free Yoga online Saturday, February 27th from 3 pm to 4:15 through Scarborough Yoga. Sign up at Scarborough Maine Yoga website, and celebrate graduation with these new teachers!

My next teacher training will begin in September. All the information and application questions are on the same website. Meanwhile I'll be working with Breathing Room teacher training program. 

Breathing exercises help Covid patients recover. Singing exercises are being incorporated in patient rehabilitation in the UK. Yoga trains you to breathe well. I would love to have you in one of my weekly classes at Scarborough Yoga (Monday mornings) or Breathing Room (Wednesday morning, Thursday early evening). It's all virtual so you practice at home, online and live. Breathing Room also sends you the video after class if you can't make it or want to take class again. Available for 48 hours.

Join me Sunday, February 21st for monthly Yoga Nidra, a guided meditation at 4 pm. Sign up at Breathing Room ME site.

Mercury retrograde is done. Let's go forward during this Pisces season.


Sunday: Gemini Moon interacts with two planets related to romance. Neptune gives us romantic notions and ideals. Venus is planet of partnership, love and sensuality. Gemini Moon tends to make us think. Get clarity around a relationship. It may be a better day for friendship than for romantic love. Connect with friends you can talk freely to. Be careful in whom you put your trust. Gemini Moon may also have us multitasking or unable to concentrate on one thing for very long, especially as void of course Moon time comes from 2:45 to 10:53 pm when the Moon makes way to Cancer. Family and home matters are tonight's priority and Monday's as well. Wear White. 

Monday: On our way to Full Moon in Virgo, the Moon is in Cancer until early morning Wednesday. Today, the Sun and Uranus both activate the Moon. You could feel this as inspiration or as compelling you to act on something. Family and home come first with the Moon in Cancer. Opportunities of this Cancer Moon include taking advantage of something that creates more security or adds to your income. Comfort and stability are the main focus as this week begins. Respond to urgency with calm, steady words or decisions. Needs will come across strongly. Today's color is Light Blue.

Tuesday: Cancer Moon sails through a trine with Neptune for artistic and creative pursuits. This could include trying out a different look with makeup, clothing, your living space, or even acting and playing a role. We may not want to exert too much effort with work or academic studies today. Tonight, the Cancer Moon aligns with Mars in Taurus and opposes Pluto. Feelings could include unresolved anger, frustration or sadness. Try to keep things in perspective. There's harmony with Mars which may make it easier to realize what you're feeling and deal with it productively. Wear Black.

Wednesday: Cancer Moon void of course from 11:54 pm EST on Tuesday until 7:23 am on Wednesday. The Moon moves to Leo and moves independently until night. Leo Moon is like the sun coming out after cloudy days. Motivation increases. We are moving quickly toward Virgo Full Moon and the pace and intensity could pick up now. Leo Moon helps with inspiration, creativity, learning, and confidence. Uranus squares the Moon later and a stubborn, unanticipated situation requires action and effort. Persistence is a key word. Tonight could be tough or frustrating, and if so let something sit for an extra day or two. The Moon opposes Saturn, asking for wisdom with decisions and lessons being learned. Mars aligns with Pluto for immersing deeply and staying focused and determined. Old feelings may be coming up for resolution. Do something to take care of your emotional well being or counsel someone else to do the same. It's important to acknowledge how much grief, uncertainty and loss have affected most people in the past year. We need to take care of that. Today's color is Gold.

Thursday: Leo Moon begins this day by opposing Mercury, newly direct, and then opposing Jupiter. Both planets are in Aquarius, and two things are likely to come up. Problem solving or brainstorming about technology, which includes systems and tools that make life presumably easier, is one. The second is communication of any kind, such as personal or with clients or teacher/student type relationships. The question is how to grow and understand situations with more clarity. Leo and Aquarius are 'smart' signs with ideas and passion for pursuing them. As the day continues, the Sun aligns with Uranus for emotional breakthroughs. Emotional releases can include a healthy cry. Surprise support or help will come for some. The Moon is near Full and, chances are, we'll notice that buildup as something peaks this week. Today's color is Purple. 

Friday: Leo Moon squares Mars and then is void of course from 6:32 am to 12:07 pm EST. This can  make for a stubborn and persistent start to the day. Compromise and agreeability is likely to be limited. Work independently on what you know is most important. Do what's due, first. Virgo Moon will be Full on Saturday at 3:17 am EST, so we are essentially in the Full Moon now. Venus is opposite the Moon bringing up all kinds of feelings especially about personal relationships, sensitivities and compassion and caring. Finding a way to help will be satisfying and maybe pacifying. Virgo is the sign of service. How can you assist in this time where there's a lot of need? Pay extra attention to the wisdom of nature, to your pets or animal friends, and to the landscape. If the weather permits, get outside for late winter sun or fresh air. Notice things changing as the Full Moon is in this versatile sign. Wear Pink today.

Saturday: Virgo Full Moon at 3:17 am EST is influenced by Uranus in Taurus. They form a harmonious trine at 12:54 am EST. Uranus rocks the boat, offers unforeseen circumstances, and encourages a change of course. Virgo is a flexible thinking and acting sign. Both are earth which lean into building, rebuilding, doing and working physically. You may be physically processing emotions and that could bring on a cold or digestive upset. Recognize the emotional in the physical. (If cold symptoms last two days, get a covid test to protect those around you.) Virgo Full Moon makes us aware of our health. It could be time for late winter changes of habit and routine, for better health. Listen to your body's messages and wisdom. Something may need your attention and care. Tonight, the Moon is opposite Neptune. Escape into a film, music or other dreamy realm. Meditation may be inspired and contain insights. Today's color is White. 

Friday, February 12, 2021

Aquarius to Pisces Sun: Astrology for February 14th-20th, 2021

Sunday: Void Moon from 2:29 am to 10:54 am EST when the Moon shifts to fire sign Aries. Whatever happens today, it's likely spontaneous and new. We are days from shifts initiated by Aquarius New Moon. And now Mercury retrograde and Jupiter meet in that same sign. Agreements, opportunities and beneficial reconnections are in the forecast. Education, knowledge and travel is highlighted, even if it's now in the planning stage. This is a favorable day to set goals and architect your near future dreams. Retroactive things like promotions, pay, decisions that were put off, are in the forecast for new consideration or action. Happy Valentine's Day to those celebrating, and coincidentally our color is Red.

Monday: Aries Moon aligns with the 4 planets in Aquarius, one by one. Overall, this is a favorable day, eases decision making, and even adds a bit of impulsivity or quickness. Innovation, initiative, speedy responses, and new or reignited love are favored. Act on what's right in front of you, in a way that feels right and induces no harm. Feel good about one or more things accomplished. Today's color is Pink.

Tuesday: Aries Moon squares Pluto and is in harmony with the Sun. This may be a day of review and revising. Do something about that thing that bothers you. Take care of mental health first and foremost. The Sun/Moon harmony can lead to action, decisions, optimism, and invention. This is day to find a way! Void Moon 7:17 pm to 10:12 pm when the Moon enters Taurus. Yellow is today's color. 

Wednesday: Taurus Moon squares planets in Aquarius today and tomorrow. The more difficult blocks will show themselves. We may feel like we have to push through. Pushing and overpowering may not work as well as letting universal forces take over. This is the end of Mercury retrograde and some things will look different, feel different or turn out different than they seem this week. The Moon and Uranus meet in their earth shaking monthly conjunction, leading to unexpected changes or news. Saturn is square to Uranus for the first time this year. This square defines 2021 as it reoccurs two more times during the year. It's most prominent qualities are tension and controversy. When resolved, there can be brilliance and breakthroughs. We haven't had a Saturn Uranus square since May of 2000. The next one is June 14th, then December 24th. The effects are not limited to today, but may have occurred in the past week or in the next several days. If a major conflict, out of the ordinary, comes up or resolves, that is likely the work of these two planets. Today's color is Violet.

Thursday: Taurus Moon squares Jupiter overnight and Venus at 6:21 pm EST. The squares require our effort, and these have to do with stability, expansion plans, and relationships. Sort things out harmoniously and wait on business plans if possible. Mercury retrograde is nearing an end. The Moon is in harmony with Neptune and meets Mars. It's a very interesting combination of softness and strength. Notice ways to be creative or yielding without giving up your personal power or conviction. Taurus traits will dominate and we'll aim for abundance, act with persistence, and hope for soft, safe landings. The Sun moves to Pisces at 5:44 am EST. Today is the cusp of Aquarius and Pisces, so those born today can be one sign or the other. Wear Blue.

Friday: Taurus Moon aligned with Pluto overnight and the Moon is void of course from 2:28 to 11:04 am EST. Take the morning easy, avoid coming on too strong. People may feel sensitive today. Gemini Moon moves us to the brain's realm, and the nervous system could be over-active. Moon square to the Pisces Sun leads to increased irritability or emotional overload. Venus square to Mars challenges interpersonal relationships. We'll either needs more space or more reassurance. Plan very little and find your own flow. It's a good day to disconnect from technology as our nervous systems may have enough without those distractions. Today's color is Lavender.

Saturday: This is the final day of Mercury retrograde, and then the sorting out begins. Mercury stations in Aquarius at 7:52 pm EST. Gemini Moon is in harmony with planets in Aquarius today and also tomorrow. Communication may be easier and things may come together more readily. Study, experiment, read a mind altering book. It's a day of intelligence, thinking, science, writing and discovery. Try something new. Wear Turquoise. 

Friday, February 5, 2021

Aquarius Conjunctions: Astrology for February 7th-13th, 2021

Sunday: Overnight, the Sagittarius Moon makes one final aspect with Mercury retrograde. The Moon is void of course from 1:16 until 3:52 am, and Capricorn's influence takes over for the rest of the day. Return to an idea or plan you abandoned or lost track of. Under Capricorn Moon we often want progress. Revise to suit current conditions. Reach out for resources and helpers. Do one thing that satisfies your sense of accomplishment. Brown is today's color. 

Monday: Aquarius conjunctions fuel and empower this week's activities. The first comes today as the Sun meets Mercury retrograde. It's a combination of old and new, what we've learned and how we apply it going forward. This is perfect for a new version of something that's worked well in the past. This conjunction will also inspire reunions, getting back in touch, and reorganizing groups. We may feel expressive and inventive with words, ideas, and experimentation. The Moon is in Capricorn, a very different sign from Aquarius. Uranus and Mars, activating planets, align in harmony with the Moon. Actions are required, in some cases with no time to analyze or spare. Some things will need to be taken care of right now, regardless of Mercury retrograde or any desire to decide later. Urgency pairs with anxiety, which could heighten. Remember simple ways to reset your nervous system as needed. Today's color is Yellow.

Tuesday: Capricorn Moon aligns with Neptune in Pisces and meets Pluto. All of this draws attention inward, perhaps creating a more introverted day or way of thinking and creating. Withdrawing from social situations, retreating to think or work, and becoming immersed in either personal or professional work is likely. The Moon is waning toward New, and void of course at 12:22 pm EST until 8:20 pm. The most productive hours are before 12:22 pm, especially if meetings or decisions are schedules are involved. If possible, take time for yourself later in the day. The evening is suited to either intellectual pursuits or socializing virtually. Aquarius is a sign of technology, and Aquarius power is about to amp up again Wednesday and peak with New Moon on Thursday. Today's color is Blue.

Wednesday: Mercury begins the day by squaring Mars in Taurus. Mercury is retrograde in Aquarius. These are fixed signs, stubborn and often unyielding. Group work may be especially fraught with delays due to opposing approaches and views. The Moon squares Uranus soon after, and it may feel like urgency and inability to act at once. That's unlikely to be a welcome feeling or situation, if it occurs. The most stubborn entity or person may be exactly the one pushing for change or throwing difficult demands out. The good news, I believe, comes with 4 conjunctions in forward thinking Aquarius. The Moon meets Saturn for commitment, Venus for willingness to get along, Jupiter for broadening and opportunity, and later after midnight, the Moon meets Mercury retrograde for revising solutions and revisiting communications. Maybe an overnight rest will bring fresh space and mindset for morning conversations, meetings and decisions. New Moon is Thursday at 2:06 pm EST. Turquoise is today's color. 

Thursday: The Moon met Mercury retrograde overnight and meets the Sun today. New Moon in Aquarius is at 2:06 pm EST. This Mercury retrograde encourages us to go back over plans and improve them. New technology and group dynamics are two areas for improvement this season. Rolling out the covid 19 vaccination protocols fits into both of these categories. How your team or workplace puts new systems in place could be another. New Moon invites fresh starts and future intentions. How do you want to go forward? How could your interactions with others be positive, intentional and more consistent? Venus meets Jupiter today, always a welcome conjunction since the two planets lead to more ease, abundance, collaboration and opportunities. Manifesting is a key word for today! Another key word is Gift. Beginning with New Moon, there's void Moon time from 2:06 pm to 2:23 am EST. Those hours may be spent in a transitional state, dreamlike, allowing for whatever comes, trusting in the process. Remove a limitation on yourself. Open to possibility. And if possible, let go of a stubborn grasping that could be blocking something really great. Today's color is White.

Friday: Pisces Moon for empathy, healing, forgiving, and creating. It's a day to find your own personal flow. It's not a day for pressure. Pisces Moon aligns with Uranus in Taurus. Our feelings may arise strongly and surprise us or come as unexpected to someone else. Some will feel and act in highly creative ways, releasing blocks or limitations. Mercury and Venus meet in Aquarius overnight, another in this series of Aquarius conjunctions. This one is about connecting with someone, about collaborating and meeting or reconnecting with your match. It may be professional or interpersonal and involves the power of mutual attraction. Today's color is Green.

Saturday: Mercury aligns with Venus at 2:28 am EST, supporting love, friendship, communication, and partnership. This bodes will for Valentines.  On this eve of Valentine's Day, Mercury and Venus may bring infatuation or re-ignited passion or love. Since this occurs in Aquarius, there's an element of intellectual connection and loving friendship.  Invitations and other communications are likely today. Some will recall the past and involve reconnection. Even if you don't acknowledge the celebration of love, you may feel the benefits through forgiveness, reunion, or getting back in a groove with someone you care about. Pisces Moon is influenced by Mars, syncing emotional and physical attractions. Neptune and the Moon meet, and Mars is in harmony with Neptune for imagination and creation. Wear Light Blue.