Weekly Astrology Notes February 19-26, 2017
Notes: Times shown in Pacific Standard Time (PST).
Weekly Summary: A huge week ahead. Mercury and Mars are activating the new paradigm aspects. Expect to see lots in the news about that. Monday and early Tuesday are fantastic with Mercury sextile Mars and Mercury trine Jupiter. But by Tuesday evening Mars square Pluto comes into the picture and throughout Wednesday bringing a rough and challenging time of intense power struggles during mid-week. But Thursday is once again much better, a good day for decision making with Mercury sextile Saturn. And the New Moon in Pisces on Sunday along with Mars conjunct Uranus heralds the starts of a wild and amazing week.
On Sunday, An inspirational day with Moon in Sagittarius.
On Monday, A great day for communication and abstract thinking. An excellent morning with still more opportunities to modernize our thinking with Mercury sextile Uranus. All of which is preparing us for the upcoming JU opp UR.
On Tuesday, The fantastic energy continues with Mercury trine Jupiter in the morning once again getting us ready for the upcoming JU opp UR. But Mars square Pluto begins to take effect today. So the frustration will begin to build this afternoon and into the evening, which could be a time of intense power struggles and disruptions. The energy could erupt like a volcano. Steer clear of volatile people and stay away from dangerous places this evening.
On Wednesday, A very intense day of power struggles with Mars square Pluto and some heavy Moon (Capricorn) aspects. Could be a frustrating day. Mars now begins to activate the new paradigm set of aspects. A process of cutting away some bad elements in society begins. Corrupt authority figures are the targets of populist anger. People not in alignment with the new paradigm suffer a serious setback. We could see rioting and violence in some parts of the world today.
On Thursday, The energy calms down a bit today with Mercury sextile Saturn. It’s a good day for communication and planning for the future. We seek approval and certainty from authority figures.
On Friday, A good day for friendships and social gatherings with Moon in Aquarius.
On Saturday, The middle of the night is particularly warm and friendly. Mid-morning is a good time for recreation and to be with friends. In the afternoon Pisces entices us to nurture our direct divine connection and meditate.
On Sunday, New Moon and a Solar Eclipse. It’s the start of one of the biggest weeks of the year. Mars conjunct Uranus and today we yearn for nothing less than to be the unique and interesting individual that we are. A great day for starting a new project or embarking on a new path towards enlightenment. Also a day of potential conflicts as the JU opp UR aspect is activated, initiating the next revolution of the new paradigm.
An inspirational day with Moon in Sagittarius.
7:20am – Moon (Sagittarius) trine Venus (Aires) A very pleasant an inspirational aspect early Sunday morning.
9:44am – Moon (Sagittarius) square Neptune (Pisces) Once again, another challenging Moon-Neptune aspect on Sunday. In these signs, emotions expand rapidly. Excessive (Sagittarius) warmth and compassion (Pisces). But also excessive delusion. Staying above the disappointment enables you to experience the better side of this aspect. The wonderful part of this aspect is people are more open to their direct divine connection.
9:13pm – Moon (Sagittarius) trine Mars (Aires) Wonderfully energetic aspect in the evening. Good for physical exercise or just going out.
A great day for communication and abstract thinking. An excellent morning with still more opportunities to modernize our thinking with Mercury sextile Uranus. All of which is preparing us for the upcoming JU opp UR.
4:31am – Moon (Sagittarius) sextile Mercury (Aquarius) Early morning minds are sharp and active. Good for travel and communication. The start of a mentally liberating day.
6:39am – Moon (Sagittarius) trine Uranus (Aires) Energy is electric and active. Folks are smarter and more intuitive. Ambition and freedom are strong this morning. Everyone looking for opportunities to take the next step. Easy to leave the past behind and do something surprising.
8:49am – Moon (Sagittarius) sextile Jupiter (Libra) The very inspirational morning continues. Idealistic and warm, generous attitudes abound. Great morning for meetings, brain storming, problem solving, resolving conflicts, group work activities.
3:37pm – Moon conjunct Saturn (Sagittarius). A great aspect that bring sobriety and mature behavior. Good time to be by yourself or getting the advice of an older, wise person, like in therapy. An opportunity to listen to the voice of reason within us. Void of Course begins, continues until later this evening.
8:01pm – Mercury (Aquarius) sextile Uranus (Aires). This aspect will amplify the energy flowing through the nervous system causing some to experience powerful effects of change and enlightenment. Today we are curious, interested in different things and open to new ideas. Bright ideas is the theme for today. We will have many of them. You’ll want to write them down so you don’t forget. A good day to settle a dispute as no one will want to be bothered by foolish issues well past their expiration date. We seek an enlightened connection with others. Today we rise above all the stodginess and stagnant adherence to customs and rituals. Today we don’t follow the usual, well-worth path. Maybe we even take a different route commuting to work.
The conscious mind (Mercury) already enlightened by Aquarius, now forms a sextile (Gemini/Aquarius aspect) to Uranus. That is a lot of electrical energy running through the mind. The effect is good for changing (Uranus) your mind (Mercury). Just like other similar aspects happening over the last two weeks, this aspects also gives us opportunities to modernize our thinking, update our opinions, look at the same thing a whole new way. That makes it a great aspect to solve problems as thinking easily expands to meet any challenge, makes us ambitious.
Great for abstract, objective and scientific thinking. Able to solve equations and problems with ease. Physical reality doesn’t seem as limiting as usual. Uranus represent the conscious collective mind, where humanity is going, what humanity is thinking. We all feel our conscious connect to that element of our psyche today. So there are no limits on thinking, nothing too far out of the ordinary to consider. Mental blocks and learning disabilities are overcome with ease. Also enhances psychic ability because it enables us to read mental image pictures. Easy to read other people’s minds because we are all so well connected to one another today. It’s also great for getting involved with community projects. Maybe we could hear some good news about scientific breakthroughs, like free energy.
11:08pm – Moon enters Capricorn. We are more sober and responsible for the next couple of days. Emotions contract and we seek approval from authority figures. Our energy is focused more on self-preservation and personal success.
The fantastic energy continues with Mercury trine Jupiter in the morning once again getting us ready for the upcoming JU opp UR. But Mars square Pluto begins to take effect today. So the frustration will begin to build this afternoon and into the evening, which could be a time of intense power struggles and disruptions. The energy could erupt like a volcano. Steer clear of volatile people and stay away from dangerous places this evening.
5:16am – Moon (Capricorn) sextile Sun (Pisces). The last sextile before the New Moon always a great time of the month for creative energy. This morning, Capricorn Moon is softened and we feel compassionate and sensitive.
10:27am – Mercury (Aquarius) trine Jupiter (Libra). Very optimistic and idealistic thinking today. In Air signs, the mental energy will be overflowing. Lots of intellectual activity, more abstract thinking just like yesterday evening. We are more forgiving and open to different opinions, especially from foreigners. Communication should flow smoothly as everyone is more willing to apply the best part of themselves (Jupiter) towards communication (Mercury). A good day for business and to make agreements, settle legal disputes, resolve international affairs. Good day for traveling either around town or overseas. Travel plans should work out well. Good day for flying.
Another day for bright ideas, just like yesterday. The abundance of positive mental energy will carry us to new heights of mental awareness and acuity. Considering concurrent aspects, this is a wonderful time to open your mind to new ideas, letting go of stagnant thoughts and beliefs. A great time to be outdoors and feel the fresh air. A great love of freedom lives in everyone’s heart today. Breathing is easier today.
People are more helpful and willing to share ideas and opinions. A good time for a party or social gathering, business meeting or conference. Business should do well today.
The Libra to Aquarius trine is characterized as a partnership (Libra) is a source of social or intellectual (Aquarius) growth. So this aspect is great for relationships. Existing relationships should be a source of freedom, rather than restriction. New relationships have that same quality.
At this point, Mercury is energizing the JU opp UR aspect. That’s what everyone will be talking about. Awareness of world events will dominate the conversation. Lots of news today.
9:08pm – Moon (Capricorn) square Venus (Aires) Feelings and emotions contract. Makes us disagreeable.
9:35pm – Moon (Capricorn) sextile Neptune (Pisces) Much better to lighten the mood. Emotions expand enough and we feel connected to others. Compassionate and understanding.
But, take note, Mars square Pluto happens early tomorrow morning and will be in effect starting today. So the energy will change quickly during the day on Tuesday as we go from the really great aspects early in the week to this aspect. The quick energy change could catch us off guard. The frustration begins this evening and we could see even more of the Mars square Pluto on Tuesday evening. Stay away from dangerous people and places, the worst in some folks could come out tonight. Criminals will be more active. This aspect could coincide with protests and riots. Stay in a safe place.
A very intense day of power struggles with Mars square Pluto and some heavy Moon (Capricorn) aspects. Could be a frustrating day. Mars now begins to activate the new paradigm set of aspects. A process of cutting away some bad elements in society begins. Corrupt authority figures are the targets of populist anger. People not in alignment with the new paradigm suffer a serious setback. We could see rioting and violence in some parts of the world today.
12:59am – Mars (Aires) square Pluto (Capricorn) Generally speaking it indicates a time of powerful and sudden transformation as well as fierce power struggles. Mars is in it’s ruling sign of Aires and is exalted in Capricorn so Mars sort of likes this square because it holds within it the deep felt need to build something to last. Our need to have security and standing in the world brings an intense desire for self-preservation, control and domination. So we may feel a crisis within ourselves along those lines today.
What I see here is a single-minded, narrowly focused and sustained effort at securing power. We are looking for success to maintain or increase our reputation. We are quick to assert (Mars) authority whenever we feel our integrity (Capricorn) or competence/self-worth/power (Pluto) is in question. Tendency is to intimidate anyone who questions you. Overt demonstrations of power and authority are just covering up insecurities. Everyone really wants respect today. Strong ego energies comes to the surface and exhibit a sustained drive that will stop at nothing.
Subversion is common with this aspect as manipulative control energies linger just beneath the surface, ready to erupt like a volcano. Easy to sabotage yourself. But also there is a great opportunity to transform your world for the better. Just keep your ego in check and be sure you are not taking away from others. Pluto rules collective resources and today everyone identifies (Mars) with those resources and wants their fair share. And some want more than their fair share, that’s where disputes and power struggles arise.
We will all feel a strong burst of energy like we are capable of doing the impossible. You can accomplish a lot now and build something meant to last. Put to the right ends, this aspect will give you energy and stamina to complete any task. This aspect can help you destroy dysfunctional elements of your ego. Very destructive, but lots of energy, good for exercise and physical activity. You may need to let off some steam, get in a good workout or a long bike ride. If you feel tension, you should definitely seek a productive, healthy outlet, in this way the energy is less likely to come at you in projected form. Yoga is an excellent outlet, particularly because Yoga is strongly indicated for the JU opp UR aspect. We all need to stretch a lot today to help overcome rigidity (Capricorn) in our lives. If you’ve been stagnant or stuck, unable to get out the chair, then this aspect will move you. Today would be a good day to start any new regime designed to strengthen the body.
On a geopolitical level, this aspect holds the promise of severing persons from positions of authority. Pluto squares can severe is a destructive way. We could see a moment of karma when some authority figures face arrest. Mars is not just squaring Pluto, it’s activating the entire set of aspects related to the new paradigm. This new paradigm holds promise for a new era of respect for men and women. Lately there has been a huge growth in awareness of institutionalized pedophilia and child abuse. The public outcry will grow very strong at this time and we could see some arrests of the politicians and/or their associates who commit these crimes.
In particular, this aspect activates the concurrent Jupiter square Pluto, which is forcing humanity to deal with excessive (Jupiter) sexuality (Pluto). Pornography and sex trafficking are out of control in society which is causing a serious disconnect with reality for some. This aspect will bring the issue to a head. Hopefully this aspect will reconnect some with the proper and reasonable limits (Capricorn) of their sexual energy (Pluto). Beware, this aspect could bring karmic endings to sexual misconduct.
This aspect ignites forces for revolutionary change, is very destructive and could coincide with riots and protest that lead to violence and destruction. Strong need to display destructive behavior to prove you can do it, prove you have power and are a force to be reckoned with. We could see the start of a war or numerous local conflicts erupting in many parts of the world.
However, the concurrent Mercury aspects happening around this time will help to alleviate some of the negative characteristics and we could see some really positive manifestations of this group of aspects. For example, this would be a great time for mass arrest of pedophiles. This aspects is one of many significant moments in the era of Pluto in Capricorn (2008-2023), which promises an era of transformation of authority. So authority figures need to face judgment for their actions, they need to be revealed, and this aspect could bring some of that.
One way or another, expect to see a powerful statement of control from authority figures who seek to assure us that they are representing everyone. Add in the accompanying Moon aspects and we see a strong potential for politicians and authority figures to assert dominance through destructive actions. And expect a strong statement like that to come from within yourself as well. Consider the most blunt interpretation of this aspect, which is: I am (Mars) the collective (Pluto), in other words, I am God. This is true for all the challenging Mars-Pluto aspects. Outwardly everyone, especially authority figures, is basically in a crisis trying to show that their actions (Mars) are in agreement with the greater goals for humanity (Pluto) and not a personal power trip. And ultimately there is no difference between the two, once you learn who you truly are.
11:34am – Moon conjunct Pluto (Capricorn) A powerful burst of emotional energy that brings a strong will to succeed. Highly charged sexual atmosphere as well. Lots of control energy. Need to harness the energy by staying focused on things meant to last. Really hard to digest. Need to eat a warm lunch.
12:13pm – Moon (Capricorn) square Mars (Aires) We sense an emotional crisis. Brings up insecurities. Selfish, demands attention but not willing to reciprocate. In these signs, we want to be protected and assertive at the same time. Can be very demanding, unwilling to admit weaknesses.
5:44pm – Moon (Capricorn) square Uranus (Aires) Another aspect to emotionally severe us from stagnant situations. Unwilling to suffer oppressive persons and situations, desire to break free. Defiant, freedom for freedom’s sake.
7:24pm – Moon (Capricorn) square Jupiter (Libra). Emotions expand and we seek news and information to validate our position. Be careful of overeating. Void of Course begins and continues until tomorrow mid-morning.
The energy calms down a bit today with Mercury sextile Saturn. It’s a good day for communication and planning for the future. We seek approval and certainty from authority figures.
9:17am – Moon enters Aquarius. Emotions flow towards friendship and community for the next couple of days. Love of freedom and equality colors our actions.
1:45pm – Mercury (Aquarius) sextile Saturn (Sagittarius). Such a busy week for Mercury. A very good aspect for planning, thinking rationally – within the limits of reason and acceptability, getting approval from authority figures, applying yourself to a difficult mental task and seeing it through to the finish. Good time to make decisions and transactions, good for business meetings. People are more calm and mature. Should make work and communication flow smoothly today. Yet another good aspect to help to settle disputes, the third such aspect this week. Easy to admit past mistakes and move on, maybe make up with someone if you lost control yesterday and said something you didn’t intend. Good day to make an agreement, it’s likely to last long (Saturn).
Today we gain satisfaction from clear thinking and communication as well as gaining respect from others, especially authority figures. We need to feel part of a group and that we are being understood and we are more understanding towards others. Aquarius and Sagittarius give this aspect a very enlightened feel, a love of liberty and knowledge. Concerned with social matters and want to be sure no one is being repressed and everyone gets their fair share.
This aspect along with the other Mercury and Mars aspects this week are all activating the new paradigm set of aspects. So the news this week should all be about that.
A good day for friendships and social gatherings with Moon in Aquarius.
7:41am – Moon (Aquarius) sextile Venus (Aires) A very pleasant and friendly aspect in the morning. Very helpful and understanding. Good for conversation and reaffirming bonds of friendship.
11:46pm – Moon (Aquarius) sextile Mars (Aires) In the evening, a strong burst of physical energy, good for social activities, and like the previous, builds strong bonds of friendship.
The middle of the night is particularly warm and friendly. Mid-morning is a good time for recreation and to be with friends. In the afternoon Pisces entices us to nurture our direct divine connection and meditate.
1:53am – Moon (Aquarius) sextile Uranus (Aires). A great aspect for bonding with friends.
3:02am – Moon (Aquarius) trine Jupiter (Libra) Emotions expand and we feel really good, warm and friendly towards everyone.
10:11am – Moon (Aquarius) sextile Saturn (Sagittarius). We accept others differences and forgo present comfort for the sake of a friend. Void of Course begins.
3:08pm – Mercury enters Pisces. Until March 14th. 2 ½ weeks of thoughts (Mercury) dissolving into the collective (Pisces). More sensitive, poetic with a strong imagination and not interested in details. Conscious mind (Mercury) open to subtle impressions from the invisible world around us. Thinking is more in spiritual terms. Thinking can sometimes be contradictory, hence feeling uncertain and confused. It’s because we’re including more, going beyond our typical mental boundary. In Pisces, we often prefer to live in a dream world rather than physical reality. Communication is less clear and and details need to be double-checked for accuracy. More prone to think about insecurities and worries and fall into disappointment or resentment. Learning to accept what we cannot change is the lesson now. It’s a good time to unplug and disconnect from the world and spend some time alone with your thoughts, get more active in meditation. Most of the problems are caused by absorbing the thoughts of others. Need to sift through what is your opinion and what others belief.
4:24pm – Moon enters Pisces. Emotions dissolve into the collective for the next couple of days, just like Mercury. We feel the feelings of others around us and have a strong intuition about the needs of others. We are more sensitive to light and sound. And we identify more with our beliefs.
4:36pm – Moon conjunct Mercury (Pisces) Could be a very enlightening moment, or a rather confusing one. Thing may seem unclear at this moment. In Pisces, not a good time to make decisions, or for driving or doing anything that requires focus and attention to details. The mind isn’t made for that all the time anyway. Good time to disconnect from reality. Images, feelings and impressions pop up from the subconscious mind that demand attention. Attend to them, don’t block them out. If you let go of control of your mind, allow your thoughts to wander, you may find that you are far more open to your direct divine connection at this moment. Profound insight could come. Excellent time for meditation. Very sensitive and compassionate.
New Moon and a Solar Eclipse. It’s the start of one of the biggest weeks of the year. Mars conjunct Uranus and today we yearn for nothing less than to be the unique and interesting individual that we are. A great day for starting a new project or embarking on a new path towards enlightenment. Also a day of potential conflicts as the JU opp UR aspect is activated, initiating the next revolution of the new paradigm.
6:58am – Moon conjunct Sun (Pisces) Everyone becomes a bit of Pisces this month, especially with Moon conjunct Neptune and Mercury entering Pisces happening so close to the New Moon. We will all be more in tune with the needs of the collective. Our creative energy dissolves into the rest of humanity and we seek a connection to everyone. Rather easy to be deluded by others, thinking everyone has the best of intentions. But the connection we feel to everyone and everything around us is wonderful. We feel more compassionate and warm, willing to lend our time to others, more spiritual and intuitive, open to subtle impressions, show kindness towards animals and nature, including nature spirits.
Despite all of the warmth associated with this aspect itself, the concurrent Mars conjunct Uranus holds significance for the entire coming month as well. This heralds the start of a wild month with overt aggression and surprising events. New Moon in Pisces plays into the picture by showing us that no matter what we do, we are all connected and what happens to one, happens to everyone.
Our plans for personal freedom (MA con UR) flow into the collective and become part of humanity’s collective desire for freedom. The desire for freedom is in the heart of every living being. So we are going to feel really connected to everyone else this month, like the boundary between individuals dissolves and we can feel what others are feeling. This can be both good and bad. If you understand your profound need to feel connected to others then it’s great. But if you dismiss or resent your connection to others, then it’s a frustrating time.
What is so wonderful about this particular combination is that the MA con UR will give us a yearning for freedom and our own evolution. This month, we re-commit ourselves to becoming the truly unique individual that we are and fulfilling our highest aspirations. The New Moon in Pisces will be make it seem like a dream come true. Our connection to Divine Source is very strong this month.
12:56pm – Moon conjunct Neptune (Pisces) I’ve talked about this aspect for months. A cosmic poke on the belly-button. Each month when it comes along is a time to sense your connection to the collective in a profound and spiritual way. That will take on special meaning this month as it coincides with the New Moon. I get the sense we will all be sharing feelings about the same powerful events. All the more reason to believe some event of worldwide significance happens today.
4:17pm – Mars conjunct Uranus (Aires). I’ve been anxiously awaiting this aspect. The start of a new Mars-Uranus cycle! Challenging aspects on the last cycle coincided with numerous events like false flag attacks, terror attacks, and even an attempted coup in Turkey. These aspects have give us some of the best indicators of the war between the different factions fighting for control of the planet. With both planets in Aires, ruled by Mars, this day is sure to bring some powerful (Mars) surprises (Uranus).
But before we consider all the geopolitical impacts, remember on a personal level this is a wonderful day for making a fresh new start. It’s a day of casting off the old, worn-out elements of the ego and expressing yourself with great confidence and intelligence. Uranus represents our highest potential, our most evolved self, our unique self that is distinct and different from everyone else, yet connected and equal to everyone else. Mars is our identity, our ego and our direction. So today we move in the direction of our personal evolution. Nothing can hold you back today. It’s a unrestrained desire for freedom and mobility, a very inspirational day. You may want to start a new project or venture today. The idea of being an entrepreneur will have mass appeal as no one wants to be a slave to their job, especially today. Whatever it is that sets you apart from everyone else and makes you interesting and unique is the part of you that you identify with today.
And of course along with all of that strong will and desire to break free comes potential for conflicts between people. Uranus represents brotherhood and equality, and everyone is very concerned about how much equality they have relative to everyone else. Those with less money have less mobility and less opportunity to live the life they want to live. Today we see a spirit of competitiveness as well as a spirit of brotherhood, and many will express discontent about how some folks seem to be more equal than others.
Because this aspect activates the JU opp UR soon to happen next week, this day is the start of everything associated with that aspect, so the sky’s the limit on how much surprise we could see today.
We may see popular protests and uprisings that seek to overthrow repressive elements of the establishment and give everyone their fair share. This could happen worldwide. People will also seek to cast away blocks to their mobility and freedom of association. Uranus is also rebellious and defiant, so today authority figures should expect a serious challenge to their power and authority. Anyone in the establishment is a potential target for popular anger, regardless of your politics. And it will probably bring the liberal social justice warriors out of the woodwork once again.
On a geopolitical level, today we could see the start of fighting in many areas of the world. There is so much at stake during this new Mars-Uranus cycle, that everyone in the world will be looking to take a powerful position in the new paradigm.
China has Jupiter square Jupiter on this day. So the likelihood of them doing something surprising and bold is high.
USA is invigorated and feeling powerful with Uranus and Mars sextile Mars around this day. More capable than usual and able to adapt, especially militarily, if necessary. If the USA were to be attacked the response would be swift and surprising.
Whatever happens, it’ll be big enough to bring a large segment of humanity together and make us all feel more connected. Hopefully most of the news will be good news.
Once last note with regard to Jupiter opposition Uranus. Uranus was retrograde on the first pass and Jupiter is retrograde on the second pass. So, it looks like whatever is being done by both will have to be modified at the third pass when both planets are Direct. Keep this in mind as events unfold over the next two weeks.
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One more thing to add: Antarctica.