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for February 17, 2013 — February 23, 2013
The week begins with the First Quarter Moon in the sign of Taurus on Sunday. Taurus is none other than a Venus ruled sign, emphasizing love, beauty, the luxuries of our world and the expression of appreciation. There is an emphasis on beauty and adoration with moods focusing on physical world consciousness. There is a basic need to get the practical matters of life handled. Taurus Moon emphasizes beauty and practicality. The fixed earth nature of Taurus leaves many folks feeling inclined to watch their pocketbooks and to make sure they’re getting the most value possible out of all expenditures.
Saturn turns retrograde February 18 until July 7. Saturn represents discipline, responsibility and the tenacity required to get the job done. Sacrifices may be necessary in order to complete important projects and discipline and perseverance are essential. While Saturn is retrograde in Scorpio, keeping family, children and friends safe and secure are big priorities. We will also hope that in their own capacities, they will toe the line and be reasonably responsible and accountable for their own actions. For some folks, this will be a time of completion, of ending the treadmill of old cycles, and of learning to let others take responsibility for themselves. During Saturn retrograde, it is difficult to begin new endeavors that require structure and investment of time or commitment. Being careful of what we commit to at this time may prevent the need to drop other unfulfilled commitments midstream. Learn how to delegate your jobs fairly to those who can handle them and keep a steady check on quality control while Saturn is retrograde.
Mercury in Pisces will go retrograde on Saturday until March 17. This retrograde period is likely to disrupt communications with topics that cover our beliefs and religions, as well as music and the arts. Despite strong instinctual impulses or urges to articulate abstract or profound subjects, Mercury retrograde in Pisces will leave us stuttering and tongue tied. A real test of everyone’s patience occurs, as it brings susceptibility to arguments, confusion and discussions regarding spiritual development. At first it may be difficult to sit through everyone’s excuses and misinformation, but eventually a logical explanation will emerge despite setbacks. Expect to repeat yourself more than one or twice and to be persistent as well as patient.
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Aries: As the planets line up in your soulful zone, you should honor any inclination to just curl up and let the world get on with its business. If you feel like hibernating for a while, then do so –the experience could prove very valuable. It’s probable that your energy is at an all time low, and if so, this is a sign that you need to be resting and concentrating on your inner world rather than the external world. This is an ideal time to connect with your guides, angels and spiritual beings and allow their guidance to show you what you need to know right now. Saturn’s helpful link to your ruler, Mars, suggests that you can create something of lasting worth and value now so long as it comes from a spiritual source, so turn your focus away from the material world (work, money and so on) and more toward your relationships and the rich inner world of dreams, spirit and magic.
Taurus: The planets are lining up in your zone of hopes and wishes, making this a hugely auspicious time for you. If things have been a bit bleak, then this week definitely brings a silver lining. And if things are on the up, well, they’re about to get even better. With this alignment of planets the future looks bright for you, and whether you realize it or not, benevolent forces are at work behind the scenes, opening doors and pulling strings for you. Remember to give thanks for the help that you are receiving, and don’t be reluctant to ask for more –your guides have a specific job to help you, so they’ll be only too pleased to work their magic. Once again, there is a strong social and friendship theme, so perhaps this week you could consider what it means to be a friend and how you can be a better one. There is a chance, though, that you could be feeling let down and disappointed with someone – perhaps they haven’t been entirely straight with you, leaving you feeling like a victim. Be alert if you feel someone is trying to manipulate or take advantage of you, but don’t let one bad egg deter you from connecting and sharing with others. It could also be that now is the time when the truth will be revealed with people, so perhaps it’s better to know now who you can trust so that you can develop your good relationships and weed out the bad ones. It may also be that you are being given the opportunity to forgive. We all make mistakes and maybe you need to be more forgiving with someone who generally means well.
Gemini: As the heavenly bodies gather at the top of your chart, your career and vocation is likely to be the theme of the moment. Questions like the following can be answered now with a little bit of quiet thought: Where am I going? What do I want to do with my life? How can I achieve my goals and ambitions? And am I in the right profession? Perhaps there is a wound connected with some aspect of your life direction or your profession that can now be healed, and as you heal this wound you will find that you are able to launch forward with some amazing results. You may, for example, need to stand up for what you believe in and release any victim tendencies. Maybe you need to be courageous and assertive. Or maybe you need to clear some confusion, or take a risk and go for what you believe in. With such a powerful combination of planets urging you forward, it is really worth it to spend some time focusing on where you want to be heading, and then when you have your answers, devote yourself to your passion.
Cancer: The more optimistic we are, the more possibilities seem to appear. This week as the planets align in your zone of adventure, expansion and inspiration, you are entering a time of increasing possibility. This would certainly be a good time to go on an excursion, especially if it involves an element of spiritual growth, healing or inspiration. Perhaps more importantly, it is time to focus your mind on positive outcomes and healing any issues you have. This may not sound like much, but it’s amazing how separation or negative experiences or beliefs can stop us from experiencing life’s good fortune. Try adopting a more childlike approach to life, being curious and interested in everything and allowing yourself to believe that anything is possible.
Leo: As the planets gather in your transformation zone, the question to ask yourself is: What needs to change? It’s probable that you’re carrying some kind of burden that’s weighing you down. Something within you needs to be transmuted from lead into gold, and there has never been a better time to do this than now. Allow your intuitive responses and feelings to guide you, and note what happens in your daily life over the next week or so. Pay particular attention to your dreams, especially if you’re any good at interpreting them. Or you could choose to work with someone who could help you on your spiritual path –a counselor, therapies or healer. If you do the inner work now, you will emerge successful.
Virgo: Your relationships are likely to be a source of either great joy or disappointment and frustration. Maybe they’re a combination of the two, with great happiness being found in someone special while another person is the source of consternation. For the troublesome people in your life, a patient and tolerant attitude will work better than reacting in anger. You’re likely to be prone to irritation this week, so try to be mindful of your mental state when dealing with others. The planets are urging you to draw on a deep well of compassion so that you can be as much of a healer, wise one, or saint as you can possibly be. There is also a growing opportunity to heal a wound with a particular person, whether past or present. Forgiveness, tolerance and compassion are your keywords for this week, and if there’s something that you need help with, ask your guides or spiritual helpers to smooth the way for you.
Libra: The planets are lining up in such a way as to help you manifest more of your dreams into your everyday life, especially where your work is concerned. However, it looks as though there is an issue or a wound that needs healing before you can move toward success. You might need some guidance either in determining this wound or in helping to heal it, but before you reach for the phone to ring a counselor or therapist, it’s worth asking yourself whether you need to release any victim tendencies or beliefs that you’re somehow not good enough. Perhaps something happened in the past where you felt like a victim or you experienced deep sorrow. If you’re having any problems in moving forward with your work or business, then it might be worth going into a meditation to find the source of the problem. The same goes for any health issues. Look to see if there is any sense of unfairness, victimization or past pain that you’re holding on to. The solution to all of this may lie in creative expression –you could dance, sing or paint it out. A little art therapy could be just what the doctor ordered. Finally, this is the most perfect time to bring in a creative/artistic or healing/spiritual dimension to you work. Either way, it’s time to manifest your vision.
Scorpio: Who would you be and what would you be doing if you were living a truly authentic life? It’s worth taking some time to ponder this question as the planets line up in your zone of creativity and self-expression. If you’ve been in any way restricting or limiting yourself, then now is the time when you can see the way forward. Perhaps you could ask yourself what really matters to you and what you truly care about. Once you have your most important values, you can begin to make sure that you’re being true to them. For example, some people might state their number one value as freedom. For others it might be love, family or creativity. Other values include security, integrity, service, truth, purpose, magic, fun, adventure, wisdom, autonomy, beauty and harmony. Make a list of your priorities and then see if your life reflects them. If it doesn’t, it’s time for change
Sagittarius: The planets are grouping together at the bottom of your chart, pulling your attention toward serious and rather deep matters. From the jobs you keep putting off that need doing around the home to difficult family matters and painful episodes from the past that you’ve successfully buried, you are moving into a time when it will become increasingly difficult to ignore that which you really need to confront. Once you are able to get things out into the open, it will feel as if a huge weight has been lifted, so be courageous and face those unpleasant emotions.
Capricorn: Our minds can be a source of agitation, as most of us are a bundle of thoughts which can be exhausting. If ever there were a time to get into meditation, this week would be it. You may find that in the quieting of your mind not only are you able to see things more clearly and less reactively, but the spaces in your mind may bring forth some amazing insights. On a more mundane level, this is the ideal time to teach, write, learn, study or inspire. There is a growing need to do something with your mind, so a course of study might be just what you need, or you could choose instead to share your knowledge and wisdom with others in some way.
Aquarius: As the Sun joins Neptune, Chiron, Mars and Mercury all in your money zone, your attention is likely to turn to your material situation. If you’re faced with a challenge in this area, whether it’s your work, money or issues with possession, instead of giving up, why not take a creative approach? A helpful link from Jupiter to Uranus suggests that you are being granted a certain amount of protection in all that you do, so the way forward may be to take a risk or think outside the box and brainstorm a solution. Remember that you’re only stuck if you believe that you are. There is always a way, and creating a new vision may be the key to unlocking a problem. Also, it may help to bear in mind that anything that leans toward the selfish, greedy or egotistical is likely to fail, whereas compassion, selflessness and integrity are all characteristics that will assure your success. If you can combine these traits with some creative thought, then you’re already halfway there.
Pisces: The Sun arrives in your sign on February 19, joining Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Chiron, making Pisces a hot shot indeed! This is when your energy, enthusiasm, and motivation return and you will be full of ideas and inspiration for making changes and achieving your desires. Your first duty is to yourself, however, whether that means giving yourself what you need to recharge your batteries or taking time to contemplate your needs and intentions. Think of this point as your own personal New Year when you can begin afresh. It helps to have an idea of where you want to be going, so if you can lovingly put the past to bed, it will be easier to turn your attention to the future.
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