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Distrusting Our Foundations — Astrology Forecast for Mon., Feb. 23rd - Sun., March 1st, 2015

Please note that all times given below are Eastern Standard Time -- to change the listed times to your own timezone, I recommend clicking here for the time and date converter

Last week was quieter than usual, making it possible for me to get some things done, that usually fall through the cracks. I had more time for self-care as well... now that was really awesome! Of course, on Friday things started to speed up again with that many planets in Aries ;-)

This week's headline items: on Monday, we can start to take actions on the Intentions we set last week. The first Quarter Moon in Gemini becomes exact on Wednesday. There will be three Moon VoC phases this week: Monday late evening (for 26 hours), Thursday very early morning (for 28 hours), and Saturday early afternoon (for 29.5 hours).

Monday: the Moon remains in steady, peaceful Taurus all day. It will journey there until Tuesday night. With the Moon in Taurus, we seek serenity, security, peace, comfort: The Moon is at her most sensual and constant in Taurus. 

Our basic impulse is to relax, resist change, get comfortable: Life… slows… down... We may also be stubborn and materialistic under this influence. As best you can, stop and smell the roses during this time -- enjoy life and its offerings ;-) 

If you set intentions last week Wednesday or Thursday, right after the New Moon became exact, Monday will be a great time to take relevant actions. If you wrote your intentions down, go back and take another look at what came through intuitively. If you didn’t write anything down, get quiet for a moment and check in with yourself: What actions are calling to you?

Monday morning: a challenging Sun/Saturn aspect becomes exact at 8:56am EST. We started feeling this aspect build from last Thursday night on; it will be strong until this Wednesday night. We're asked to stretch, to grow beyond what we have known ourselves to be; we are urged out of our comfort zone, towards a higher truth with ourselves and others.

Find creative ways to honor your inner process. Connect to the peace within, even if that means slowing down, even if it means not knowing what might happen next. Would you rather have your old beliefs... or more peace and calm? What if you gave yourself permission to simply “be"? What if you just decided to trust divine timing?

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 1-7 degrees of Pisces, Sagittarius, Gemini or Virgo? If so, you will be more affected by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Capricorn (the Sun rules Leo; Saturn rules Capricorn)

Monday at 9:57pm EST, we enter a 26-hour Moon void of course (VoC), which ends at 11:54pm EST (Tuesday evening)Use this intuitive time to make adjustments (and find creative solutions) when it comes to your need for comfort and material safety, and your desire to expand your self-expression and take some risks. As always during VoC, take it easy -- go with the flow and avoid starting anything brand-new. Routine tasks work very well during this time -- and if at all possible, plan your day ahead of time…

Tuesday: the Moon remains in steady, peaceful Taurus and VoC until 11:54pm EST (see Monday for more details). 

Tuesday morning, a harmonious Venus/Saturn aspect becomes exact at 9:58am EST. We started to feel this aspect from last Saturday on; it will be strong until this Thursday. This signals a time when we don't take connections with others lightly; we are more attracted to long-term, committed partnerships than more casual relationships.  

We feel a strong sense of responsibility to the ones we love -- we see ourselves as being responsible and trustworthy. We have increased sensitivity to the needs of others. Mutual respect and loyalty is very important to us at this time. 

Support from older people or authority figures may come by way of solid advice or more tangible help. We are ready to connect to others in a mature fashion -- we are more likely to treat each other with respect and stand in our integrity. How can you connect to yourself and others through your "inner adult"?

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 1-7 degrees of Aries, Sagittarius or Leo? If so, you will be blessed by this aspect more than others. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus, Libra or Capricorn (Venus is the ruler of Taurus and Libra; Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn)

Tuesday at 11:54pm EST, the Moon moves into chatty, versatile Gemini, where it will journey until Friday morning. The Gemini Moon keeps us social and busy. Interactions may take place online, on the phone, or face-to-face with those in our immediate environment. 

With this Moon placement, we like to multitask and stay engaged with life as much as possible: As long as we don't get bored, we're good. This also starts the build up towards the first Quarter Moon (exact on Wednesday)

Wednesday: the Moon remains in curious, versatile, chatty Gemini all day (see Tuesday late evening for details).

Wednesday at 12:14pm EST, the first Quarter Moon in almost 7 degrees of Geminibecomes exact (we started to feel this aspect from the moment the Moon entered Gemini on Tuesday late evening). The Moon in chatty, versatile Gemini makes a challenging aspect to the Sun in sensitive, compassionate Pisces.

We feel compelled to take action. The New Moon took place last Wednesday (Feb.18th); any seeds that we planted around then are probably sprouting by now -- and facing some challenges . 

This aspect provides a time to stretch and grow, thereby creating some forward momentum. We may feel anxious or unusually busy: As best as you can, go one breath at a time. Allow for changes, remain flexible, and find creative solutions for your day-to-day dealings with others. 

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in any of the following: 5-9 degrees of Gemini, Pisces, Sagittarius or Virgo? If so, you will feel the effects of this first Quarter Moon more strongly than otherwise. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo; the Moon rules Cancer). 

Wednesday in the later evening, a harmonious Mars/Saturn aspect becomes exact at 10:08pm EST, followed by a Sun/Neptune alignment in 7 degrees of Pisces, exact at 11:55pm EST.

The Mars/Saturn aspect we started to feel from last Saturday on; it will be strong until this Sunday. This aspect brings more self-discipline, maturity, focus, purpose and self-motivation. We tend to be more practical than usual; our progress in most projects may be slow, but it will always be steady -- and thorough.  

As you can imagine, this can be a very productive period. We are able to take responsibility for what we believe (and why), we are focused on learning more about life and can bring our newly found perspective to the world, sharing it with enthusiasm and passion. 

This is an especially favorable aspect for entrepreneurs, athletes and scholars. It's also favorable for lawyers, publishers and those whose work revolves around travel (or foreign countries and people).

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 1-7 degrees of Aries, Sagittarius or Leo? If so, you will be most blessed by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Aries or Capricorn (Mars is the ruler of Aries; Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn).

The Sun/Neptune alignment in Pisces we started to feel from last Sunday on; it will be strong until this Saturday. This alignment asks of us to slow down and allow for all energy to move through us. Being present and compassionate are the higher vibrations of this alignment. We are aware of all things being interconnected more then ever.  

Feeling things -- and allowing everyone (ourselves included) to have their feelings -- is highly recommended. When we start to resist the flow of life, the flow of our feelings, we will experience more fear and more suffering. Opening our hearts and letting love flow through us is the perfect remedy to this dilemma ;-) Try it! 

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 4-10 degrees of Pisces, Virgo, Sagittarius or Gemini? If so, you will feel this alignment quite strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Pisces (The Sun rules Leo; Neptune is the ruler of Pisces)

Thursday: the Moon remains in curious, versatile, chatty Gemini all day (see Tuesday late evening for details).

Thursday very early morning at 3:43am EST, we enter a 28-hour Moon void of course (VoC) which ends at 7:50am EST (Friday morning).Use this intuitive time as an opportunity to connect with others and bring a new level of optimism to your “game”. As always during VoC, take it easy -- go with the flow and avoid starting anything brand-new. If possible, plan your day ahead of time, or stick to routine things.

Friday at 7:50am EST, the Moon moves into protective, introverted Cancer, where it will journey until Sunday evening. With this Moon placement, we are more sensitive to what people say to (and about) us, so be kind to yourself and others. Emotional safety is important to us at this time: We like connecting to the familiar, home or family becomes our sanctuary. 
Nurture yourself and others, but remember: Make sure your glass is filled before letting others drink from it — otherwise we might start resenting others for draining our energies.

Friday evening, a somewhat challenging Jupiter/Pluto aspect becomes exact. We started to feel its effects from last Friday (Feb.20th) on; it is exact tonight at 6:11pm EST and will be strong until next week Saturday (March 7th). This aspect operates more on an internal level. We feel uneasy about something and we need to make a choice.  Our overly self-secure mode of interacting may conceal a deep distrust of our own foundations. As best as you can, acknowledge that you may have some profound insecurities.

When we come to see our own weaknesses as not so "profound" or "bad", we acknowledge and open to the values and points of view of others. This lays the foundation under our vast insight and expanse of vision. As best as you can: keep choosing the "better" alternative and adjusting as needed.

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 14-16 degrees of  Leo or Capricorn? If so, you will be more affected by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Sagittarius or Scorpio (Jupiter is the ruler of Sagittarius; Pluto rules Scorpio)

Saturday: the Moon remains in protective, introverted Cancer all day (see Friday morning for more details). We start the day with a sense of being in the flow, and of emotional connection to others. Towards midday, we may encounter challenges that require us to make adjustments or find creative solutions. The best approach is probably just to be flexible… and breathe ;-)

Saturday at 12:53pm EST, we enter a 29.5-hour Moon void of course (VoC); which ends Sunday evening at 6:34pm EST. Use this intuitive time to find a balance between your need for emotional safety and your focus on accomplishments and recognition in the world. As best as you can, allow for both and stay as open and as unattached as possible. 

Choose love over fear whenever possible. Listen to your feelings and follow your passions. As always with a Moon VoC, plan your day ahead of time, or stick to routine things ;-)

Sunday: the Moon remains in protective, introverted Cancer and VoC until 6:34pm EST (see Friday morning and Saturday early afternoon for more details).

Sunday late morning, an opportune Mercury/Uranus aspect becomes exact at 10:55am EST. We started to feel this aspect from Friday on; it will stay strong until next week Tuesday evening. Given that Mercury was retrograde in Aquarius, this is actually the third and last of such alignments that occurred within a six week period; each provides an opportunity to connect our thinking and communication to a brighter, more collaborative vision for the future.
 
It also brings an opportunity for insight, novelty and some really unusual conversations. Remember: an opportunity is not automatically given to us; we have to realize it. The Mercury retrograde means we may experience this more internally (a really unusual conversation with ourselves, perhaps ;-)

This aspect also brings an opportunity to view things from a different perspective, or put a new spin on "old" thinking. We like to connect in unusual ways; any group activities or brainstorming with like-minded people could generate amazing insights -- this might be a busy day. As best as you can, or want to... stay open to other dimensions ;-) 

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 12-17 degrees of Aquarius, Aries, Sagittarius or Gemini? If so, you will be more aware of this opportunity. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Virgo or Aquarius (Mercury is the ruler of Virgo and Gemini; Uranus is the ruler of Aquarius)

Sunday afternoon: a Mercury/Jupiter oppositionbecomes exact at 4:15pm EST. We started to feel this aspect from Friday on and will be strong until Wednesday of next week. It asks us to find a balance between our vision for humanity (and our part in that), versus expanding our personal joy and expressing our unique spark. Put differently, we need to find a balance between what we want to create for ourselves and what the “bigger" issues are in the world. 

Could you bring your own unique self-expression to a larger cause? Could you share yourself with those that share your dream for our human future?

We generally feel quite optimistic at this time, perhaps overly so: The urge to grow and expand is strong, but we can overreach -- perhaps by avoiding critical details and thereby miscalculating. We might be inclined to exaggerate, then have a hard time putting our ideas and goals into practice. That said, we can also be extraordinarily funny and interesting at this time, especially at home :-)

Expect a lot of talking and sharing -- and possibly some “over-thinking”. As best as you can, take an "observer" position toward your mind: listen to your thoughts, catch yourself thinking. Toss the thoughts that no longer align with who you truly are. In other words: As best as you can, practice listening, to yourself, to others, and to your body. Listening is an art form that makes it easier to tap into our own inner wisdom and our body's wisdom.

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 12-18 degrees of Aquarius, Leo, Taurus or Scorpio? If so, you will feel this aspect quite strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini, Virgo or Sagittarius (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo; Jupiter of Sagittarius).  

Sunday at 6:34pm EST, the Moon moves into fun and attention-loving Leo, where it will journey until Wednesday morning. We have a chance to appreciate ourselves and our lives -- and to connect to the heart. Hand out as many compliments as possible, they will be deeply appreciated :-)  

Fun, games and romance are a big part of this energy. You might also enjoy spending time with little ones. What are you most grateful for today? What would be heaps of fun? What would be so much fun, you squeak just thinking about it?

A head's up for next Monday: the Moon remains in fun and attention-loving Leo all day (see Sunday evening for details). The day starts with a focus on exploring our beliefs and questioning our commitments. Throughout the day, we have a lot of opportunities to get things done and move exciting projects forward; lots of great connections and ideas are possible. We are optimistic -- and we certainly have plenty of energy today ;-)

Have a fantastic week!  
Many blessings,
Sonja

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