weekly astrology blog
a regular commentary on the week's planetary influences
the weekly astrology blog
February 24 to March 1
***all times are PST; add 3 hours for EST***
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all times are in PST. and for those of you new to my column, i write in lower case for a reason as i find it symbolic and resonant with how i view the world. i capitalize certain words in ways to illuminate their power. otherwise, all is equal to me and i write in lowercase :)
monday february 24th-
at 4:23am the sun in pisces trines the north node in cancer, linking the conscious self and ego with the node of destiny and evolution. pay attention to insights, dreams, intuitions and inner knowings incoming right now. something about your path of growth and evolution is being revealed and you want to have eyes to see and ears to hear!
retrograde mercury in pisces semisquares eris in aries at 8:10am, creating tension between the mind and intellect and the Goddess of Discord and Chaos! eris likes to reveal the shadow- everything no one wants to look at or own gets brought out into the open. she comes in and reveals it and makes us face it and work with it. this is a day to pay attention to communication, thinking and intuition. be willing to hear the Truth, be willing to speak the Truth and be willing to own where you may have fallen out of the Truth.
the sun in pisces sextiles mars in capricorn at 6:06pm, linking the two masculine planets in two feminine/yin signs that are connected to spirituality. the sun in pisces is dreamy, romantic, idealistic and imaginative. mars in capricorn on the other hand is masterful, disciplined and hard working. but capricorn is also the sign of the spiritual initiate- so mars can be about us doing the work to spiritually awaken! sun/mars is great for taking action and making sure our actions our driven by our Souls and Spirits rather than the ego. if the ego is the servant then great things can be set into motion today!
tuesday february 25th-
at 5:45pm the sun cojoins retrograde mercury 6’55 pisces, and they both sextile mars- bringing VERY important insights and information that we are supported in taking action upon. pay attention to intuition, dreams, visions, emotions and feelings. the watery depths of the Unconscious are potent right now and they have messages for us if we have the courage to listen!
at 9:58pm retrograde mercury in pisces sextiles mars in capricorn, linking the Mind and Intellect with the Will and Drive. mercury/mars is great for speaking up, expressing Truth, teaching, speaking, learning and being incredibly perceptive. the sun/mercury conjunction earlier today linked with mars- so it’s REALLY important to pay attention to what we hear, think, say or receive as information and then act on it in healthy, clear seeing ways.
wednesday february 26th-
retrograde mercury in pisces semisquares venus in aries at 2:23am, creating tension between the mind and the heart, thinking and feeling. what is interesting is mercury is in a deeply feeling sign while venus is in a sign that she is not as comfortable in and that is less ab out feeling and more about taking action. there can be a disconnect between our mind and heart today that needs addressing. mercury retrograde is going over the past. the past informs the present so we need to be willing to see and face it so that our actions moving forward are motivated by clarity and awareness and recapitulation of karmic patterns and tendencies that carry over from the past.
thursday february 27th-
the sun in pisces semisquares eris in aries at 5:32am, creating tension between the conscious self and ego and the Goddess of Discord and Chaos. sun/eris can bring shadow to Light and if we have been avoiding facing the shadow it can seem to come out of nowhere. the key here is to face shadow with compassion and Love. that is the only way it can be transformed!
at 8:13am retrograde mercury in pisces trine north node cancer for the 2nd of 3 times (the first was 2/7), linking the mind and intellect with the node of destiny and evolution. keep your ears and eyes wide open for fated and destined connections, information, realizations, communications and more. in water signs this can be connected to emotions, the Unconscious, dreams, intuition and imagination. this is great month and mercury retrograde journey to honor our emotions and allow our feelings to be fully felt and moved through.
at 8:48pm venus cojoins eris at 23’25 aries, aligning the Goddess of Love and Beauty with the fierce Warrior Goddess! venus/eris is fiery, dynamic and a force to be reckoned with. venus in aries is ready to take action and eris in aries is ready to expose what his hidden behind the facade. this is a time to be assertive and have agency while doing your best to avoid power/control dynamics. where do you need to take action, be a pioneer and/or an activist? make sure you do this from the heart! between today and tomorrow venus triggers the pluto/eris square- so watch out! activating energy incoming in relationships, finances, values and self worth. taking a stand for what you believe in needs to be tempered with right use of power so you are not playing the victim or the tyrant.
friday february 28th-
the sun in pisces semisquares pluto in capricorn at 12:36am, creating tension between the conscious self and ego and the Lord of the Underworld. sun/pluto can be transformative and deep but the tense nature of the aspect can tend to exacerbate power/control dynamics and playing the victim or the martyr. the sun in pisces is idealistic but can also be in denial. if we are avoiding facing shadow or pain and turning to things to numb out or escape- that can come up right now. be willing to SEE CLEARLY.
retrograde mercury in pisces semisquares jupiter in capicorn at 4:50am, creating tension between the mind and intellect and the planet of expansion and excess. this can be amazing for learning, studying, teaching, writing and mind expansion but the tense nature of the aspect can also overdo the mental energy, overdo fears and Unconscious eruptions (mercury is in pisces after all) and requires that we find balance in our thinking and speaking.
retrograde mercury in pisces semisextiles chiron in aries 1:50pm, aligning the mind with the Wounded Healer. this is lovely for having healing, revealing talks and dealing with the past. on a day with some pretty intense pluto be aware of power control dynamics and disengage from playing the victim or the tyrant! pay attention to your intuition and be willing to see your own shadow first before you overfocus on the shadow of others ;).
at 2:08pm venus in aries squares pluto, creating tension and friction between the Goddess of Love and beauty and the Lord of the Underworld. venus/pluto can bring up shadow and intensity in relationships and finances. stuff we are not looking at can arise right now. this is great for excavation, therapy and shadow work. just steer clear of power/control dynamics, jealousy, obsession, possessiveness and paranoia! between yesterday and today venus triggered the pluto/eris square a 2 year transit running from 2020-21 that is super powerful and intense and just got started on 1/26/20! pay attention to what is up for you right now! it’s a great time for shadow work and dealing with what is toxic, buried and otherwise overlooked.
at 7:13pm retrograde mercury in pisces sextiles uranus in taurus for the 2nd of 3 times, linking the lower mind with the Higher Mind in beautiful ways! this entire month with mercury front end shadow (before the 16th) and his subsequent Underworld journey since then until 3/9 is a great time to keep your mind open and listen for messages incoming via intuition, dreams, connection with the Unconscious, your imagination, psychic knowing and more. aha moments, bolt out of the blue awarenesses and sudden innovative answers to questions you have are possible right now! our minds are all being given a big cosmic dose of Higher Wisdom, Cosmic Insight and Divine Perception. be willing to question what you think you know and allow the new information and realizations to come through!
saturday february 29th-
happy leap day! we have NO major aspects on this rare day in the calendar today. the moon is in earthy, sensual taurus (where she is exalted) and she makes a lovely aspect to the jupiter/neptune sextile mid morning to mid afternoon. this is great for embodied and authentic spirituality. enjoy being a spiritual being having a human experience!
sunday march 1st-
there are no major aspects today. the moon is in earthy taurus until 11:21am when she moves into gemini shifting the energy from grounded to movement, body to mind, commitment focus to freedom focused. pay attention to communications or insights had around 3pm when the moon squares retrograde mercury!
have a blessed week…
Divine Harmony is dedicated to communicating with one’s higher Self by way of the celestial realms. Just as the microcosm is contained in the macrocosm and vice-versa – Divine Harmony believes that the stars and planets have connections to the people, places and things that inhabit the earth, and there is a way to find the pattern of communication and connection by divining the stars.
BML (black moon lilith) is being included in the weekly interpretations now. the highest expression of joining these two is symbolized by the high priestess tarot card. she sits between the black and white pillars- the black being the pillar of severity and the white being the pillar of mercy. i use the mean position of BML, which in contrast to the fluctuating motion of the true position, advances steadily.
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