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Allowing for All Energies to Move Through Us -- Astrology Forecast for Mon., Feb. 27th - Sun., March 5th, 2017

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 a beautiful balance of releasing "the old" and getting ready to create "the new". I had lots of amazing healing sessions and could sense the Eclipse energy all week long. As Mars started to move closer to Uranus, I could feel a definite impatience -- wanting to move faster than light ;-) Channeling that energy into physical exercise was definitely a big help.

Since we are still in Eclipse season until March 12th, I highly recommend that you purchase the video-recording of my most recent Forecasting Forum, when we looked directly at our own birth charts to see how the Solar Eclipse in Pisces affects each of us. 

Please keep in mind that you can also get a free copy of the entire recording by signing up for the next two Forecasting Forums (March & April) in advance ;-) Click here to take advantage of that deal. 

This week's headline items: the T-Square involving Jupiter, Mars/Uranus, and Pluto continues. The best time to set our Solar Eclipse Intentions will be Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursday, Mercury moves over the degree of Feb. 26th's Solar Eclipse. Venus comes to a halt on Saturday early morning (starting her 6-week Retrograde phase); and finally, the first Quarter Moon in Gemini becomes exact on Sunday morning.

There will also be three Moon VoC phases this week: Monday evening (for almost 6 hours), Wednesday late evening (5.5 hours), and Friday late morning (a little over 18.5 hours).

Monday (February 27th): the Moon remains in creative, sensitive Pisces until 11:52pm EST. This Moon placement often finds us more sensitive, intuitive, idealistic and imaginative than normal. We also have a greater capacity for compassion, sympathy and affection for all -- but especially for those who suffer or can be regarded as the underdog. 

But... that very idealism could also be our downfall at this time: We tend to see the best in everyone and everything, and when reality doesn't match our idyllic vision, we might feel upset and even victimized by those harsh realities. A way out of this is to channel our idealism into spiritual or creative endeavors.  

Since we just had a Solar Eclipse, if you can, take today (Monday) for meditation, walks in nature, creative or spiritual endeavors — anything that supports going within, resting and tapping into your inner divinity. If you have other obligations, as best as you can, take 5 minute breaks here and there to get completely quiet and be with yourself (your intuitive/feeling Self). 

As best as you can, allow for your consciousness upgrade to be installed. Just for now and just as best as you can... could you simply allow what is... to be? Could you simply be the “observer” until the upgrade is complete? 

Monday morning, a Mars/Jupiter opposition becomes exact at 9:24am EST. We started to feel this opposition build from last Thursday on; it will remain strong until this Friday. This opposition is part of the T-square that also involves Pluto and Uranus (click here to read my article on the subject -- or email us at and write "T-Square" in the subject line -- my assistant will email you the article ;-)

Collaboration, justice and harmonious connections are important to us this week, as is our desire to get started on projects and personal goals (especially anything that changes the status quo). We need to find the balance point between these two desires. 

On the other hand, we are also optimistic, enthusiastic and impulsive; while this can be very attractive, some of us may have some difficulty getting along with people, since we tend to be more competitive than cooperative. This competitiveness is not aggression: we simply enjoy a good spirited contest. 

As we have an abundant physical energy at this time, we may consider channeling this energy into exercising or outdoor activities like hiking. We may also feel more restless at this time and we may need a lot of personal freedom. We are enterprising and ambitious -- we want to "make it big" -- so watch out that you are not overreaching. How might you catch yourself if you started to do that?

Do you have your Ascendant, Career point (or any personal planets) in 19-26 degrees of Aries, Libra, Capricorn or Cancer? If so, you may feel the effects of this opposition more strongly.

Also Monday at 6:08pm EST, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts for almost 6 hours, until 11:52pm EST. We are pulled in two quite different directions: On the one hand, a desire for silence, emotional oneness, and creativity flowing through us... And on the other, a desire for focused exploration... 

Use this intuitive time to make adjustments and find creative solutions when it comes to these energies. As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don't start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan your Monday evening ahead of time ;-)

Monday at 11:52pm EST, the Moon moves into pioneering, fast-paced Aries, where it will journey until Thursday very early morning. Life is an adventure, we're more open to new ideas, and have great enthusiasm for new projects. Patience is certainly not our strong suit at this time, but we can decide quickly, and act immediately. 

Our independence and dynamism are important to us right now, so we may find it hard to be disciplined or accept advice at this time; in general, our responses to others tend to be more assertive or even aggressive. If you find your foot tapping, try hitting the gym, or finding other ways to burn off the body's excess energy. 

Tuesday (Feb. 28th): the Moon remains in pioneering, fast-paced Aries all day (see Monday evening for details). 

Tuesday morning, is also the best time to set our powerful New Moon Intentions. Doing so during a Solar Eclipse is a little different from the regular monthly New Moon process: we are setting those intentions for the whole 6-month Eclipse cycle, rather than just for the next 28 days. 

So when is the best time to do this? With a Solar Eclipse it is best to wait 48 hours after the Eclipse has been exact before setting any intentions; as always, we also want to avoid any Moon void of course (VoC) phases. 

You therefore have two "windows" for intention-setting (all times are EST, which is the New York timezone): The first is between Tuesday9:58am and Wednesday, 9:18pm EST. The second would be between 2:43am and 9:58am EST, Thursday, March 2nd.

Make them powerful: They cover the next six months. If possible, align them with the Pisces energy that I spoke about in my Solar Eclipse video — feel free to watch it again if you are not sure anymore — click here to watch my video on the Solar Eclipse ;-)

If you live in a timezone other than EST (US East Coast-time), feel free to join my facebook Fanpage or follow me on twitter. I will be posting reminders on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, to let you know when it is time to set your intentions ;-)

Wednesday (March 1st): the Moon remains in pioneering, fast-paced Aries all day (see Monday evening for details). 

Wednesday afternoon, the Moon will trigger the existing T-square (you may recall it involves Mars/Uranus in Aries, Jupiter Libra and Pluto in Capricorn).

You may find yourself wanting to move forward with new projects or ideas; if this happens organically and is something that you have been preparing for, go right ahead. On the other hand, if it's something brand-new that just came up, you may want to wait until March 12th (or beyond) -- in other words, after Eclipse Season is over ;-)

To have a better idea what this T-square is all about, I invite you to read my article on the subject. If you'd prefer to watch a video, I recommend some of the New Moon/Full Moon videos I've been posting since Nov. 2016. Here are the links: Click here to see a selection of videos 

Click here to read my article on the subject -- or email us at and write "T-Square" in the subject line -- my assistant will email you the article ;-)

Wednesday at 9:18pm ESTwe enter a 5.5-hour Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts until 2:43am EST (Thursday very early morning). Use this intuitive time to connect, to meet your need for newness, and for exploring your goals in a mature and disciplined way. 

As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don't start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan Wednesday late evening/night ahead of time ;-)

Up until 9:18pm EST today (Wednesday), there is still time for you to set your Solar Eclipse Intentions, if you haven't already done soClick here to also watch my Solar Eclipse video; it will help you align your intentions with the Eclipse energies 

For more info on how to best set your Solar Eclipse Intentions, click here to read my article on the subject

Wednesday late evening Sun/Neptune alignment in 11.5 degrees of Pisces becomes exact at 9:44pm EST. We started to feel this alignment from Sunday (Feb. 26th) on; it will be strong until this Saturday (March 4th)

This alignment asks that we slow down and go within, allow for all energies to move through us -- being present and compassionate are the higher vibrations of this alignment -- we are more aware than ever that all things are interconnected.  

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 feeling, we will create fear and suffering. The remedy is to open our hearts and let love flow through us.

When we get quiet and allow ourselves to be still for a moment, we sense our interconnectedness with all living things, our spiritual roots, the sacredness of all. 

If, on the other hand, we are unable to connect to our divine essence, if we focus only on what's outside of us, we will feel separate -- and this illusion of separateness might cause us to look for an escape from our harsh "realities".

What might be possible if we simply let go of fear-based thinking altogether for a moment, and instead simply connected to our wise heart, trusting the perfection of each "now" moment? What if we were to let go of all expectations and open our heart to the miracle of life? 

This is about surrendering to the moment of now, to love, to our heart -- not about giving up -- rather, allowing "what is" to be ok, to see the perfection of "right now".

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 8-15 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 (March 2nd) at 2:43am EST, the Moon moves into steady, peaceful Taurus, where it will be until Saturday early morning. We love all physical comforts, prefer consistency, and would rather stick with what we know works well. In other words: change is not our favorite thing and "rushing things" goes against our grain. 

What is our favorite thing for the next two days? It's probably, slowing down and getting in touch with whatever delights our senses ;-)

Last Sunday (Feb. 26th), we experienced a Solar Eclipse in 8 degrees of Pisces; on Thursday at 7:29am EST, Mercury moves over that same degree. This might trigger some communication issues or troubling thought patterns... Issues around our connection to the divine, intuition and energy body will need to be addressed over the next 6 months. 

The key here is to create awareness of two things: 
First, how might we transform our understanding of the intuitive/feeling body, as it relates to our Soul's journey? 

Secondly, what additional information do we need to tap into, that will connect us more fully to our inner divinity and thus help us live from an open heart? What intuitive messages are you receiving, that might help you release old patterns of escape and victim-thinking? 

Thursday evening, a long-term Jupiter/Uranus opposition becomes exact at 8:15pm EST. We started to feel this opposition build from December 6th on; it will remain strong until March 22nd. It was exact once before, on Dec. 26th of last year. 

This opposition is part of the T-square that also involves Pluto and Uranus. Click here to read my article on the subject -- or email us at and write "T-Square" in the subject line -- my assistant will email you the article ;-)

Back in January 2011, we experienced a Jupiter/Uranus conjunction in 27 degrees of Pisces: What seeds of change got planted in your life back then? Which of those seeds have sprouted and flourished? Which might need a little extra something to help them bear fruit?

This aspect is an invitation to stay open and flexible in regards to our interactions with people. Our beliefs around justice and cooperation could be challenged. We are asked to create balance between personal freedom and progress, versus harmony and exciting new connections with others. 
We seek to free ourselves of restrictions, obligations, and responsibilities; it's definitely a restless time, socially and personally. We may be motivated to make changes or adjustments to personal goals or relationships. Whatever form it takes, we are inclined to try something new and unexpected, something that could make a difference, something meaningful. 

It may be true that something does indeed need to change (socially or otherwise); however, we need to step back, see the bigger picture, not rush into anything. As best as you can, keep taking actions without burning any bridges, even if it seems that you are not making any progress. Above all, be open to feedback from others during this time -- this is important, because sudden or rash movements might backfire. 

What does "new and unexpected" look like to you? How can we accomplish change without discounting input from others? What if we could allow change without aggression?

One last thought: take it one moment at a time, there is no need to rush anything ;-) Ask yourself: Could I allow myself to be uncomfortable, just for this transition phase?

Do you have your Ascendent, Career Point (or any personal planets) in 20-24 degrees of Libra, Aries, Capricorn or CancerIf so, you may be more affected by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Aquarius (the Sun rules Leo; Uranus rules Aquarius).

Also on Thursday: if you haven't set your Solar Eclipse Intentions yet, today early morning until 9:58am EST (late morning) is your last chance to do so during the most potent time... If you'd like some input on how to do that, check out this article: -- you could also (re-)watch my Solar Eclipse video ;-)

Friday (March 3rd): the Moon remains in steady, peaceful Taurus all day (see Thursday very early morning for details).

Friday at 10:12am EST, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC). that last for a little over 18.5 hours, until 5:05am EST (Saturday early morning). This is an intuitive time, use it to take a deeper look at your long-term goals, and make realistic financial plans. As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don't start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan Friday all day and Saturday early morning ahead of time ;-)

Since Venus comes to a halt Saturday early morning, today (Friday) is an invitation to take a closer look at what we feel passionate about -- and how best to pursue that. For the next three days, check to see: What is "in my face" right now, especially around self-worth, finances, relationships and balance/imbalance?

Saturday (March 4th): the Moon remains in steady, peaceful Taurus and VoC until 5:05am EST (see Thursday very early morning and Friday late morning for details).

Saturday at 4:09am EST, Venus comes to a halt in almost 13 degree of Aries, and starts her 6-week retrograde phase, which lasts until April 15th

This brings any relationship, self-worth and financial issues to the forefront -- and we’re ready to take a close look at those things from the inside out. It also brings a tremendous amount of awareness to what we value and how we relate to others and ourselves. 

We are more eager to go after what we want and feel passionate about but may feel unable to do so. We are also likely more aware of passion in our relationships (or the lack thereof). 

Pay attention to what's "in your face" right now: What's important to me? Where do I over-value something? Where do I feel undervalued? What are my physical impulses telling me? What needs to be brought back into balance in my life? What role does "passion" play in all of this?

Venus will be moving slower (stationing) until March 10th. Until then, we can expect our focus to be drawn to what we have, and what we lack; this is especially true with regard to the following: personal goals, sexual relationships, whatever we feel passionate about. As best as you can, look and listen, and take it all in. 

During the next 6 weeks, we are being asked to reevaluate our passion for life and relationship to our “inner world”. This is a great time for resolving financial or relationship issues: We are going to get the chance to take a real good look at what we value in others, within ourselves, and in our world. 

Use the Venus retrograde phase to align the inner and outer world. Here are some questions you can use for the entire retrograde: Do I value my relationship with myself? Could I take that to the "next level"? Do my personal goals align with my values? Am I able to fully express my love and passion? What is my relationship to my “inner world”?

We will also go into this in more detail in our next Forecasting Forum -- if you want to know how the Venus Retrograde is going to impact you personally, feel free to join us -- we will apply what's coming up, to our own birth charts. The forum is on Monday, March 13th at 5pm EDT/9pm GMT (London-time); for more info, click here

Is your Sun sign or Ascendant in Taurus or Libra? Or do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 26-29 degrees of Pisces, Virgo, Gemini, Sagittarius or 0-14 degrees of Aries, Libra, Cancer or Capricorn? If so, you will feel more affected by this Venus retrograde phase.

Saturday at 5:05am EST, the Moon moves into chatty, versatile Gemini, where it will be until Monday morning. For the next two days, we like to learn, connect and interact as much as possible. "Busy" feels good: connecting online, on the phone, or sharing face-to-face, preferably multi-tasking all the way...

The one thing we can do without is boredom: If our mind is not engaged in some way, we might as well curl up and play dead :-) This Moon placement also starts the build-up towards the first Quarter Moon (exact on Sunday morning).

Also on Saturday morning, a Mercury/Neptune alignment in almost 12 degrees of Pisces becomes exact at 9:44pm EST. We started to feel this alignment from Thursday on; it will be strong until Monday (March 6th). This aspect could take our connection to our intuition even deeper, if we allow it. 

Spiritual and creative endeavors are highly recommended during this time -- especially those involving music or creative writing. This is definitely a highly imaginative time. As best as you can, go with the flow and -- just for now -- let go of wanting to figure it all out. 

The highest vibration of this aspect is idealistic, highly intuitive and romantic; on a lower level vibration, we might not see reality clearly and we might easily feel overwhelmed. We might get confused or disappointed; things might seem a little foggy, especially when it comes to communication, processing information, public transportation or daily traffic. 

Check in with others before signing any documents or making long-term decisions this week: get reality checks! As best as you can, let go and let flow ;-) On the other hand, trust the divine timing of things and have faith that everything will turn out exactly as it needs to. 

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 8-15 degrees of  Pisces, Virgo, Gemini or Sagittarius? If so, you are more affected by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini, Virgo or Pisces (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo; Neptune rules Pisces).

Sunday (March 5th): Moon remains in chatty, versatile Gemini all day (see Saturday early morning for details). 

Sunday at 6:32am EST, the first Quarter Moon in 15 degrees of Gemini becomes exact (we started to feel this aspect from the moment the Moon entered Gemini on Saturday early morning). The Moon in chatty, versatile Gemini makes a challenging aspect to the Sun in sensitive, compassionate Pisces. 

Last week (Feb. 26) saw a powerful New Moon/Solar Eclipse. If we set some intentions on Feb. 28th, March 1st or March 2nd, we are now ready to make some adjustments. This is therefore a time to stretch and grow -- and create some forward momentum. In fact, we may feel compelled to act, stirring up anxiety or overwhelm, so just go one breath at a time. 

Remember, we're still in Eclipse Season, and thus don't have all the information we need to move brand-new projects forward yet. Allow for changes, remain flexible and adaptable, find creative solutions in day-to-day interactions with others. Allow for new downloads and for the release of “old” codes and conditioning. Simply put: an open mind and heart will serve us best (that's true in general, but especially true until March 12th ;-)

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in any of the following: 13-17 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).

Sunday afternoon, a harmonious Mars/Saturn aspect becomes exact at 3:46pm EST. We started to feel this aspect from Wednesday on; it will be strong until Thursday of next week (March 9th). 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.  

As you can imagine, this can be a very productive period. We are able to take responsibility for our beliefs and the stories we tell ourselves; we can bring that honesty to the world, walking our personal path with integrity and without apologies. 

This is an especially favorable aspect for the self-employed, anyone who works in the sports industry (or any other physical/action-oriented industries, e.g. dance), leaders, independent contractors, and those whose work revolves around invention or innovation. 

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 25-29 degrees of  Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces or 0-1 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).

A head's up for next Monday (March 6th): Moon remains in chatty, versatile Gemini until 7:54am EST (see Saturday early morning for details). At 3:22am EST, we enter a 4.5-hour Moon void of course (VoC). that last until 7:54am EST. At that time, the Moon will move into protective, nurturing Cancerwhere it will journey until Wednesday late morning

In the evening, a Sun/Mercury alignment in 15 degrees of Pisces will become exact at 7:29pm EST. We started to feel this aspect from Friday on; it will be strong until Wednesday of next week (March 8th). More about all the details in next week’s forecast ;-) 

One More Announcement:
Join me for my next MONTHLY FORECASTING FORUM, MondayMarch. 13th, 2017 at 2pm PDT/5pm EDT/9pm GMT (London-time). Please note that 4 planets will Station and start moving retrograde in March/April: Mercury, Venus, Saturn & Pluto

We will address the Venus Retrograde in Aries, and the Saturn Station and Retrograde in Sagittarius in relationship to our own birth charts. If you want to know how these planetary movements are going to impact you personally, join me live or sign up for the mp4-video recording. 

Other than booking a reading with me, this is the highest level of support you can get -- and it's only $24 for the 90-minute webinar. To register now, click here 

Here is a testimonial from one of our participants right after watching our most recent Forum:
"Thanks so much for a fantastic time, I appreciate all the information you shared and your generosity and patience answering all the questions :-) I’m learning a lot listening to you. I hope to also start your Soul-based courses in the near future-- Jazmin M.

Have a fantastic week! 
Many blessings,

PS: To apply my forecasts and videos to your own birth chart, watch my 30-minute class on: "How to Read Your Birth Chart" and feel free to go to my Facebook Fan page for my daily forecasts ;-) 

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