February as the New January

“Central to the art of leading a magical life is the task of weeding our garden, choosing which thoughts we want to blossom. Mercury’s discriminatory function reminds us to monitor our thoughts in regard to how they make us feel.’ Caroline W Casey
There is a lot of talk in the astrological community about how this year “February is the new January.”- a quote from Kelly Surtees in reference to New Year’s intentions which often are set on or around Jan 1. This year better timing for getting off to a good start with intention setting occurs on the New Moon of February 8.
Mercury’s retrograde transit in January as well as the conjunction with Pluto have both indicated a time of review or a time of rethinking how you use your mind and your thoughts rather than a time of proceeding with a new agenda. So if you have felt disheartened, February’s New Moon brings a new start.
This week as Mercury slowly moves out of Pluto’s territory and Venus finishes up her dance with Pluto after the 6th , things will begin to lighten up as they both move towards a good alignment with Jupiter – the planet of expansion and optimism.
 As with the Queens and Kings  of old, an Astrologer or Tarot Card Reader should be a trusted ally on your life’s path.
 Reach Amelia at 603 654 1043, amelia.shea@comcast.net,  www.ameliashea.com and https://ameliashea.wordpress.com. Her readings start at $30 and are available by phone, email, skype and in person in Wilton, NH. Casey quote from her book Making the Gods Work for You. All times mentioned are EST