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Mars, Chiron and Mercury

One of my favorite teaching stories involves a curse made on a newborn child by a fairy who was not invited to the christening. One of the things this story shows is the power of speech to frighten and wound others. We have all been victims of critical and discouraging speech – whether intentional or not. With Mars, Chiron and Mercury together in Pisces now breakthroughs are possible about personal power that has been lost due internalizing attitudes that were not ours to begin with. This can be helpful in reclaiming power and moving in a direction of increased authenticity.

New Moon in Aquarius

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.” Satchel Paige

The New Moon is Sunday 2/10 at 21 degrees of Aquarius. One of the Sabian symbols associated with this placement is, “A Rug Placed on the Floor for Children to Play On.” It is a good time to let dreams and visions evolve and let the imagination roam. There is power in this New Moon for clear intentions. Be on the lookout for new opportunities and for kindred spirits who may help actualize your aspirations.

* quotes from Divine Sparks by Karen Speerstra and 360 Degrees of Wisdom by Lynda Hill. All times mentioned are EST.

Chiron’s Influence this Month

“The quality of the imagination is to flow and not to freeze.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

This month much significant planetary activity involves Chiron – the asteroid of the Wounded Healer. Wherever Chiron falls in an individual’s chart there is a life long evolutionary journey of wounding and healing. There is usually fragmentation in the way we think about this area of life and a sense and track record that our dreams may easily elude us here. Manifesting goals in this area is more difficult partly because there are pieces missing from our imaginings of it. This month as various planets align with Chiron information about how to create a more complete picture of this area of life will be available. And the information will help to make the visions real. Heed dreams, musings and intuitions.

February 2013 Astrology

“The world is but canvas to our imagination.” Henry David Thoreau

February is a good month to keep your own counsel – to rely on your intuition and inner sense of knowing as it may be difficult to discern the meaning of events as they appear and are interpreted in the outer world. Neptune’s influence is strong all month – meaning illusion is about.

Deepening intuition, freeing the imagination to explore and create and growing in empathy are good directions to take all month long.It is bodes well to keep levels of inspiration high. Inspiration is about and can be more easily tapped into especially if a place is carved out for it in the midst of busy daily routines.

It is also a good idea to nurture and strengthen the immune system.

Notable Planetary Activity this month:

Early in the month:

Mars moves into Pisces forming a conjunction to Neptune and Chiron. This is a good time to consider the appropriate use of personal power and work on healing and repairing any related wounds of an emotional nature. Information about his process may come through dreams, intuitions and inspirations so do heed information that comes through these channels.

Venus moves into Aquarius trining Jupiter: This is a good time to consider our interrelationship with all of humanity and the natural world. It can bring joy, expansiveness and pleasure. Avoid excess.

Venus sextiles Uranus: This can bring love at first sight experiences as well as breakthroughs in areas of relationship, finances and happiness. Heed innovative solutions and pathways.

Mercury, Mars and Jupiter’s alignment indicates it bodes well to think before you speak or act as there is an indication that impulsive speech and action can lead to trouble. Conversation can take a more adversarial tone and more conflict can be about.

The New Moon is at 21 Aquarius on 2/10 EST. The wind is at our back with positive and clear intention setting as the Jupiter Mars square has excess energy to lend.

On the 11th Venus moves up to a square with Saturn. Squares indicate the need to overcome and at this time feelings of scarcity can easily arise. Moderation is key. Everything is in a state of evolution regardless of appearances.

Mid Month: Saturn stations retrograde in Scorpio on the 18th. This can be a frustrating time in terms of accomplishing things. It is best to avoid frustration and pushing too hard.

The Sun moves up to a conjunction with Neptune on the 21st – a good time for creative work and spiritual growth but can bring confusion to mundane matters.

Mercury stations retrograde on the 23 – get any necessary repairs done and contracts signed before that point if possible.

The Full Moon is at 7 degrees of Virgo on the 25.

Amelia Shea has advised clients in her Astrology and Tarot practice since 1990. She can be reached at 603 654 1043, amelia.shea@comcast.net, www.ameliashea.com or www.ameliashea.wordpress.com . Her readings start at $30.

* quotes from Divine Sparks by Karen Speerstra . All times mentioned are EST

Jupiter Stations Direct

“Hope is the memory of the future.” Gabriel Marcel

Be on the lookout for opportunities coming your way as expansive Jupiter stations and moves direct Jan 30. Entertain options. Keep horizons open. Make a plan to bring more inspiration into your life every day. Use this positive energy to move forward in a more hopeful, optimistic way.

* quotes from Divine Sparks by Karen Speerstra . All times mentioned are EST

Venus Conjuncts Pluto

“Your words and actions are magical – they create waves of energy that travel out into the world and nature.” David Spangler

Communications can become more testy this week as Venus moves up to a conjunction with Pluto – old wounds can be more easily triggered as well as concerns about scarcity (of love, resources etc) . It is a good time to practice diplomacy and to avoid engaging conflict. On a spiritual level this aspect has to do with deepening our understanding of love as a force in the world by transforming painful or longstanding wounds.

New Moon in Capricorn

“If you allow yourself to become overwhelmed by outer events it signifies that you are letting the outer world take control of your life instead of becoming the master of your own destiny.” Torgny Jansson*

The New Moon is Friday January 11 at 21 degrees of Capricorn. The New Moon is a time of beginnings and this Moon is particularly potent with its connection to the Lunar Nodes of destiny and fate. If you could start afresh and redesign the structure of your life so that the use of your time, energy, talents, money and love were determined by your highest priorities, what would that look like? Pay particular attention to areas of life that do not feel vibrant and energized- these are the ones in need of transformation. Now is the time to think about how to pragmatically move it in the direction of more mastery and personal authenticity.

*from his book Esoteric Astrology, all times mentioned at EST

Venus Enters Capricorn

“My soul and the world are but one.” Rudolph Steiner

Today Venus enters Capricorn, Saturn’s sign. Venus rules values and for the next couple of weeks as Venus transits the transformational Pluto/Uranus square, take some time to look at how you implement your personal values in areas of love, relationships and finances and whether a closer connection needs to be drawn. We live in a time of rapid evolution and higher personal aspirations and actions are directly correlated to a more positive outcome for the planet.

quote from Lynn Jericho’s Inner Christmas 2012 , all times mentioned are EST.

Mars Squares Saturn

One of the Sabian symbols associated with the Mars/Saturn square (in effect through 1/14) is, “Deep sea divers with special machinery.”
Insights and breakthroughs are possible now which shed light on how to improve the ways we customarily use power – envisioning our goals and then implementing them through the use of the will and physical energy.
Pay attention to messages of an intuitive nature that pertain to how to engage this process with more clarity and less confusion. Saturn in Scorpio encourages use to acknowledge outgrown dynamics related to how we use our energy in order to evolve in a more empowered direction.

Amelia Shea has advised clients in her Astrology and Tarot practice since 1990. She can be reached at 603 654 1043, amelia.shea@comcast.net, www.ameliashea.com or www.ameliashea.wordpress.com . Her readings start at $30.

Sabian Symbol quote from Lynda Hill’s, 360 Degrees of Wisdom

January 2013 Astrology

“May the New Year bring you closer and closer to the realization of your dreams. Never give them up, even in moments of tragedy. They are your pathway to the experience of Oneness with the Infinite. They – and they alone – will bring you the freedom that we all seek, when a moment can become the awareness of eternity, and the realization can bring forth an outpouring of compassion for all.”
Rob Merriman, Financial Astrologer

The aspects of January 2013 have a lot to teach about the challenges inherent in bringing dreams into manifestation. Mercury the planet of ideas and communication is a strong force in the sky throughout the month. It is a good month to practice patience, choose words carefully and exercise diplomacy.

As the month begins pay attention ideas that present innovative solutions to situations in need of resolution. It is a good time to be aware of information that enters your life through channels you may not normally pay attention to. Do not expect pragmatic applications to appear initially.

It is wise to be clear about intentions by the 11th the day of the New Moon at 21 Capricorn.

On the 6th Mercury moves up to a conjunction to Pluto. The ongoing Uranus/Pluto square – the sign of our times – is about the transformation of outdated forms and the coming to life of more innovative, enlightened ones. How we think about our lives and our world may have changed considerably over the past few years as this aspect functions now as it did in the 60s – as an awakener to higher consciousness.

The Mercury/Pluto aspect provides good timing to get under the radar in situations where perceptions can normally be blocked. It can be a time of powerful thinking and communication but it can contribute to irritability and harsh communications. It’s best to have strong boundaries all month long and not be surprised if communications become testy.

Venus moves up to a harmonious aspect to Neptune exact on the 10th. This is a good time for getting in touch with our higher aspirations in order to move more closely in that direction. Do not demand pragmatic applications initially.

Through the 16th pay attention to information which comes about making any romantic, creative or financial goals real. It may be a bumpy time and it is best to maintain equilibrium through the transition rather than assuming all the information is in at any one point. We are living in a time when the old models no longer work and it can feel like a bit of a balancing act forging the path to a more innovative future.

From the 13th to the 21st Venus in Capricorn will aspect Saturn. This influence can bring a stabilizing force and help ground ideas and dreams pragmatically.

The Sun moves into Aquarius on the 19th.

Towards the end of the month Mercury engages the influence of Jupiter and Uranus- bringing a sense of expansion and optimism. Saturn’s influence at the end of the month can help with pragmatics and planning.

The Full Moon is on 1/26 at 7 degrees of Leo.