Last Quarter moon: Now we do the final adjustments to the seeds we planted on new. The final call, the final letters to send, we follow all the trails that came up that still make sense. And we let the other parts lay fallow. It is a time of action but wise action. It is a time for living “The serenity prayer”
God, grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference.
What actions are you taking that end stuff? What actions are you taking that support rebirth? Where do you need the power of renewal and how are you cutting out and ending to get it? What actions need black and white perspective?
2/16: Mars enters Capricorn
2/16: Mercury retrograde 12 Pisces 4:54pm (see above)
2/18: Sun enters Pisces
Balsamic Moon Phase
February 19, 2020
Balsamic: We let go. By releasing we can prepare for the new.
Focus onHow are you releasing your snobbiness? How are you releasing, “I’m better”? How are you releasing your workaholicism?
2/21: Mars trine Uranus. Brilliant, dynamic think, brainstorms, actions based on new ideas that are constructive, rewarding.
All the Mercury retrogrades in 2020 will take place in water signs however, only the second retrograde in June is entirely in water (Cancer). The other two end their retrograde in air signs. This one starts in Pisces and ends in Aquarius. Mercury is the intellectual planet and is a bit strained when it travels in emotional water signs. Getting our brains to think like our emotions or getting our emotions to change gear and be intellectualized is impossible. During these retrogrades we will be prone to emotional ups and downs and we may want to ‘fix’ the emotions. Perhaps the emotions are not the problem but instead what is setting them off needs to be addressed. Let the emotions speak to you and guide your intellect in a new direction. For example, during the Mercury retrograde you lose your cool or get frazzled or depressed by a person/place/situation. The question to ask is, why? What is really going on a deep level? Why is this rattling you? Have you outgrown something but are stuck? Are you out beyond your reach and not sure you remember even why you are there? Or are you staying small and growth is scaring you? Take the retrograde to let Mercury start to figure a new path. This is not a time to suppress your emotions but instead let them inform you. You don’t have to go crazy and get your emotions on everybody but you can get quiet and ask some questions to yourself. By the time Mercury completes the retrograde it will be in Aquarius which should cool the ups and downs and you may welcome rethinking some of your responses even more since the emotions could be milder.
Each water sign has their own fears, Cancer usually around family, Scorpio around lost power but Pisces’ fear is sometimes difficult to lock. Remember, Pisces rules things that we can’t always see. It rules the oceans. What you see on the outside covers up a whole other world down below the waves. So, with Pisces we may get prompts that can’t be explained. Is it our intuition? Is it our faith? Is it just an overall feeling of depression we can’t shake? Is it a general fear of the bumps in the night? Prayer will be helpful. Some will find help in their higher powers. Some will turn to their therapists. It’s all helpful and this retrograde, you may need to tune into your body more in order to get grounded. Yoga, walking, stretching connect to your physicality. And of course, breathe. As always, like all retrogrades, give yourself more time for any trips, double check all paper-work before signing and anything that breaks you may want to research the replacement which you can replace after Mercury goes direct. Finally, watch your dreams. They could be speaking to you a bit more than usual during this Pisces Mercury retrograde.
Once a year we get a Leo full moon. This is the full moon that reminds us of the power of our heart. Our heart tells us where we need to go in order to fulfill our desires. Even desires that are dormant can be found through the heart. Leo is where we find creativity, talent, generosity and ability to shine. We can love big through our Leo. This is the full moon to get your heart pumping and the blood flowing. Even the shy and timid can get their unfettered passion flowing. Shyness and timidity get in the way of Leo full moon.
Of course, in order to have a full moon it means the Sun is opposite the moon and also has an influence. The Sun in Aquarius asks the Leo full moon to take all of his /her god given talent and use it to help others. Aquarius tells Leo, “Find your weird creativity and I will celebrate you and together we’ll go do something good.” This sounds like a great plan and thus the photo of Bob Ross for inspiration. But the conundrum is Leo can be lazy like the Lion in the jungle, it will wish to be honored and cherished but maybe not put itself out there with others especially if it is nursing some old wound. Aquarius’ is telling Leo, ‘Enough with the wound – get out there, help some people.” By the way, how perfect that the Oscars will be taking place during the Leo full moon. Prepare for some fun and weird moments.
The chart for this full moon has a trine with Mars which brings energy to the three- day full phase. If you have a project that you put off to the side until you have more focus and energy, this is the three- day cycle to tackle it. You will give yourself a victory lap of pride (good Leo word) when you complete it.
Neptune is also an influence in the chart with a small aspect to the sun (sem-sextile) and to the moon (inconjunct). The three-day phase could be sensitive with moments of fuzziness or unworldliness. Neptune reinforces the theme of helping humanity, strong waves of compassion can pop up. There could also be some deceit so make sure before you jump in that all the facts are straight.
It is for the most part a lovely Leo full moon. Have fun, find joy, seek play and shine good on others.