Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Looking Ahead: Feb 16 - Feb 22.


Looking ahead – 

Today we launch the Leo Full Moon.   While it is not slammed with a lot fo aspects it does feel like it has a punch to it given the Venus/Mars conjunction and the square with the nodes.    The Full moon phase starts on Feb 16 (8:56am PST) and continues until Feb 20th when Disseminating launches and we focus on relationships.  

We have a little doorway of good opening up on the 17th with the Jupiter Uranus sextile.  Maybe out of the blue joy.      Happy Birthdays begin for our dear Pisces loved ones on the 18th. 

Finally, we are in the Pluto Return of the USA.  We have been in it truthfully for awhile but there are three hits in 2022 and 2/22/22 is the first one.  



Special focus 


Feb 17: Jupiter sextile Uranus.  Joy and abundance, in a practical manner emerge from out of the blue. 

Feb 18: Sun enters Pisces 



February 20, 2022   



Disseminating: Share information; find a teacher or someone who has more knowledge. Perhaps there was a big ol’ blow out on the full and one feels in need of support and help, this is the phase to reach out to one who knows more. This is when we find a rabbi or a minister or therapist who gives us more insight.   And of course, you too may be ready to teach and share your own information.  



Focus on:  How are you sharing your insights on relationships?  How is your relationship sharing insights on you?  Where do you need to get advice for a relationship? 

USA Pluto Return 2/22/22


"Hmm, Pluto hasn't been discovered yet but when it is, someone is going to realize the 2020s in America is going to be a bitch and a half.  Okay let's sign this muther."   

USA & Pluto 


I have been discussing the USA Pluto return for a couple of years.   As we know there are three dates in 2022 where Pluto will be exactly where it was on July 4, 1776, at the signing of the Declaration of Independence.   Feb 22, July 11, and December 28.   As I mentioned last month, because Pluto’s orbit is a bit wonky there is some debate in astrological circles about the dates being in 2022 or instead 2024.  But in truth no one is getting that worked up because, well, because it is Pluto.   Pluto has a long punch.  The bottom line is that Pluto will be grinding it out in the USA for the next couple years no matter what date is exact, and it already started years ago when Pluto moved into Cap in 2008.  

I would like to point out that as we approach the first date of 2/22/22 something happened last week that seemed perfectly Pluto return.  Pluto rules plumbing.  Pluto speaks to fresh water coming in and the pipes that remove waste.   Last week there were reports that the former president flushed documents down the toilet.    Sometimes astrology is just so on the nose.   


Given the USA influence in the world (either pluses or minuses) it does not really matter if you are or not an American, we are all in this profound experience together.     Let’s all take a breath and watch this space and as always proceed with love.     


Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Leo Full Moon: Feb 16, 2022


Leo.  1464 Manuscript.  J.P. Getty Museum -next to 405 freeway. 

Full Moon Phase 

28 Leo 00

Feb 16, 2022 

8:56am PST 



On the Leo full moon, we look for strength, love, and bigness.  


Once a year for three days in February we get the full moon in Leo.   In Aquarius (Sun) we are finding the power of we.  We look around at our world and our community and we see how we are all connected to each other.  We find the power in friendships and groups.   We see where we are all similar and where we share goals and perhaps visions.   But at the Leo full moon we stop down and take three days to find out what makes us special.    We pull away from the crowd and look at our gifts and skills and honor our uniqueness.   We tap into love and appreciation of others, and we look inward and find our self-esteem.   It’s okay to recognize your talents.   


There are not a lot of big aspects in the full moon chart however there is one aspect which is the grand cross between the Sun and Moon and north and south nodes in Taurus and Scorpio.   The nodes launched their new cycle in January and will be in Taurus and Scorpio until July 2023.  Between now and July 2023, when a planet forms an aspect with the nodes including the moon, we should look for signs and or lessons of the nodes in the world and in our lives to get our attention.  Taurus leans into practicality and things that are substance.   Scorpio knows the value of shedding and discarding to clear out for new growth.   A structure both physically and metamorphically that needs support may get our attention.  Financial matters could be pronounced.   Issues around death and rebirth.  Stagnation versus release.    On this full moon look for these themes.  


Two hours before the Full Moon, Venus conjuncts Mars at 17 degrees Capricorn.   Because of the speed of the planets and their retrogrades they eventually form a conjunction every couple years.    It is interesting that the last time they conjunct was in July of 2021 at 20 degrees of Leo.   Now this time the two of them are coming together in Capricorn but doing it on the Leo Full moon.  It feels like a relay race where the baton of Leo is being passed.    


Venus is love, money, art, beauty and values, Mars is swiftness, passion, action, warrior, and anger.    The two planets will be close to each other for the next few months and interestingly Venus will conjunct Mars again in March (3/5) but then it will be in Aquarius.   We would benefit by making the most of this Venus/Mars in Capricorn cycle.  The conjunction in Capricorn reminds us that romance and passion and beauty and action that are practical, sustainable, significant, and not airy-fairy are appealing.    Shallow actions, halfhearted gestures, and fake glossy patinas on matters of love and values will not be appreciated.   The last time Venus and Mars formed conjunction in Capricorn was January 1994.  See if there are any themes from 94 that re-appear.  


The Leo full moon may push on us to feel from our heart.  Something may come up fast but the ardent response in us will not be denied.   For three days see how you are asked to show strength, talent, boldness, drama and maybe just ‘bigness’.      You may be surprised that you have it in you.   


One note of warning, between Venus and Mars in Capricorn who can act snobby, and the shadow side of Leo which can be thin skinned, please note that solid self-esteem is not the same as big ego.   Figure out the difference and park your ego at the door.   


Sunday, February 6, 2022

Astrology This Week: Feb 7-14


Astrology this week:  Feb 8-13


The week continues the Crescent lunar phase. 




Crescent Moon Phase


Focus on: What are you learning about your independence or lack of it?  What are you learning about where you need to carve your own route?  What are you learning about survival?   Where do you need first time actions?  How is your unique voice important for independence? 




Special Focus


Feb 8: Mars trine Uranus.  Actions that are dynamic and have an out of the blue element.   Novelty and unique approaches and changes are highlighted. 


First Quarter Moon 

Feb 8

5:50am PST 


Focus on:  What actions are you taking that can be built upon later?  Where do you need help from like-minded people to help you build your own wealth?   What is your inventory of resources?   How can you improve upon it?  



Special Note


Feb 11: Mercury conjunct Pluto.  Leaning into intense thinking and analysis.  Themes that emerged around Dec 30 and Jan 28 could repeat.   This is the final round of this aspect for this year.  

Feb 11: Mercury trine North Node.  One of our first planet aspects with the new placement of North Node was 1/26 and now a revisit.    Knowledge stimulated on themes of money, properties, hedging bets that strengthen resources. 


Gibbous Moon

Feb 12, 2022 

9:33am PST   



Focus on:  How are you refining your emotions?  How are you using your emotions with more discretion?  How are you fine tuning your family or your interactions with your family? 



Special focus

Feb 14: Mercury enters Aquarius 

Feb 15:  Sun Square North Node.  Challenges between groups and personal interests. Community, resources, friends, money, like minded and money themes can be pronounced. 

Feb 16: Mars conjunct Venus.   Energy around matters of love.  How has love and matters of values morphed in the last two months?