Chiron and Mars

“Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go -purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything… whatever it is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.” Tina Turner
Chiron -the asteroid of the Wounded Healer – is a very strong influence in the sky now bringing to the forefront – both personally and globally- the need to move away from the past and the way things have been done in the past. Mars the planet of energy and drive is involved and indicates that although there is strife and conflict in the process, there is significant will and drive to overcome obstacles.
One of the Sabian symbols for this influence is,” The purging of the priesthood.”

New Moon in Aquarius

“Many hands make light work” John Heywood
February’s New Moon is Monday the 8th at 19 degrees of Aquarius. This New Moon provides excellent timing to commit or recommit to important goals or initiatives that may have stalled out during the month of January. The sign of Aquarius speaks of the enlightened collaborator. It is a good time for strengthening bonds with people and organizations that share your aspirations.
There can the tendency towards impulsiveness at this time but it is better to commit to incremental, slow, steady steps to get where you want to go.
One of the Sabian symbols associated with this New Moon is, ” A large white dove bearing a message.” Another is, “A parrot listening and then talking repeats a conversation he has overheard.”
In this time of information and opinion overload it is wise with the influences to consider how you listen, who and what you are listening to and the authenticity and quality of what you are saying.
 As with the Queens and Kings  of old, an Astrologer or Tarot Card Reader should be a trusted ally on your life’s path.