February 2016

Repeating one more time from last month: "In 2016, the world experiences a new energy vibration. This encourages the release or ending of those things no longer useful or positive in our lives and communities. This includes businesses, friendships, projects, thoughts, agreements, lifestyles and even jobs for example. This clearing out of the things (and people) that are no longer positive in our lives or that have served their purpose, is paving the way for new, more position directions in 2017. Think of it as clearing out your "life garage or closet."

FEBRUARY brings energy for negotiations, compromises and peaceful solutions. January was a tough start for the new year. It pushed us back to square one and the reality of the changing world this year. The stock market roller coaster ride was challenging at times. From what I see 2016 will be a year of many adjustments including downsizing personally and in business. Be cautious in financial arrangements this month. Being overly optimistic could present major challenges March through June if you are not careful. With Jupiter retrograde, education (colleges), foreign policies and foreign business (money markets), military activities and even the judicial system are not as strong. This gives an opportunity to review and prepare for positive improvements in these areas once Jupiter returns to full strength again.

Dates with strong energy swirling: 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th,13th, 22, 25th, 26th, 29th

Daily

Feb 01 - Moon in SCORPIO continues from yesterday. There is a quietness that fills the air with eeries intensity. Shrewd business activites are evident today. LEO sun signs feel held back today. The moon shifts at 7:35pmET into VOID until tomorrow morning.

Feb 02 - The moon is VOID early morning and shifting into SAGITTARIUS at 10:50amET. GROUND HOG DAY is always a fun way to see if we will have a long or short winter. I would say both!! It all depends on where you live:) Conversations are blunt and to the point. Long distance travel is highlighted.

Feb 03 - The moon continues in SAGITTARIUS and brings a dimension of truth and depth of emotion to all activities. There is a "chill in the air" today that has GEMINI sun signs feeling exhausted. Truth is important and the right thing now no matter the consequences!

Feb 04 - The moon leaves SAGITTARIUS at 5:04amET and stays VOID all day until7:44pmET when it cautiously moves into CAPRICORN. If you feel like you are "disconnected" or flustered today, it is due to the VOID energy today. Stick to normal routines and expect the unexpected! Market watch!

Feb 05 - The moon in CAPRICORN pushes us to handle our affairs with maturity. You can play after you complete your 'chores'! The evening is not the best for romance as this is an energy that focuses on taking care of responsibilities… However, it can be very lustful! CANCER sun signs feel left out - this will pass in a few days. The energy is strong late in the day preparing for tomorrow!

Feb 06 - The moon starts the day in CAPRICORN, moves to VOID at 10:54amET. There is crazy, mixed up, emotional, unexpected energy starting midday and peaking late in the afternoon. This is related to money and love. Be careful with communications about love and money! WHAT A DAY! Exercise compassion when given the opportunity. Opportunities for advancement that have "fringe" benefits is not the way to go.

Feb 07 - The moon shifted into AQUARIUS overnight thankfully. Today is a "breathe deeply" day. The energy early morning is testy and builds throughout the day with snap, crackle and pop! This is ahead of the New Moon tomorrow. Be careful walking, biking, hiking, skating, etc - activities that involve a lot of leg work as there could be injury to the legs.

Feb 08 - NEW MOON in AQUARIUS at 10 degrees. This is also the Chinese New Year. The moon starts in AQUARIUS and quickly enters VOID at 9:39amET for the rest of the day. It will take a lot of effort to accomplish ordinary tasks today so be prepared to work! This is a great day for spiritual activities and artists.

Feb 09 - The moon slides into PISCES at 3:31amET and welcomes a day to rest, to integrate the craziness of the past few days. This might be a "do nothing" day if you fail to stick to your routine. Listen to upbeat music, dance a little, visit a humane society shelter, or maybe read a few poems out loud! VIRGO sun signs simply say UGH.

Feb 10 - The moon continues in shy PISCES but the energy in the morning is cranky and pushes you to get your head out of the clouds and go to work. The money markets bounce around again! The moon enters VOID late tonight at 11:25pmET. Be prepared for the markets tomorrow.

Feb 11 - The moon enters ARIES at 4:55amET and gives us a day filled with aggressive energy that can be impulsive. Firefighters should exercise extreme caution as well as anyone who might use sharp instruments, fire products, or weapons. Tempers are volatile so be very cautious and calm in all undertakings. LIBRA sun signs are challenged by this energy.

Feb 12 - The moon continues in ARIES and reminds us to be careful in all activities where head injuries can occur (this includes, eyes, nose, etc). Headaches are also more common when the moon is in ARIES. Limit caffeine and find ways to relax tense muscles.

Feb 13 - The moon goes VOID at 5:32amET until 8:36amET when it enters the sensual and yet practical sign of TAURUS. MERCURY enters AQUARIUS late afternoon. It is the sign of the humanitarian and visionary. Our thoughts will focus on technology/electronics and energy related projects for the next few weeks. With the moon in TAURUS, there could be a bit of push/pull going on in your activities with this train of thought. Go slow, the moon shifts in a few days.

Feb 14 - HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! The moon is in the deep, rich tastes of TAURUS. Expect a nice box chocolates today! And the flowers will be beautiful! There is yucky energy early evening so be careful. Keep the tone peaceful and loving. LEO sun signs are drained.

Feb 15 - Happy Birthday to someone special. The moon enters VOID early at 5:54amET until 9:35amET when it enters the youthful sign of GEMINI. Conversations are plenty and lighthearted. It is PRESIDENT'S DAY. Some may be off work. If so, enjoy the day - reach and communicate with someone.

Feb 16 - The moon in GEMINI, VENUS moving into friendly AQUARIUS tonight might create a few bumps in the road. Be careful signing contracts. Read the small print. VIRGO sun signs feel grumpy!

Feb 17 - The moon is still in GEMINI until 11:37amET when it enters VOID until this afternoon at 2:24pmET when it moves into CANCER. During the midday timeframe expect delays with your lunch order or appointments. Go prepared to wait. Keep your emotions in check and be patient with a smile.

Feb 18 - The moon in CANCER is the perfect day to have lunch or dinner with family. There is a tendency to complain too much today. Instead count your blessings. Be careful with digestive problems. Limit your milk intake for a couple of days. CAPRICORN has trouble with the whimy complaining and may want to just work late!

Feb 19 - The SUN enters PISCES and creates a nice energy with the moon as it opens the day in CANCER. It soon enters VOID at 9:36amET until tonight at 9:17pmET when it moves into LEO. Today's appointments may not come down as planned. Expect delays in travel especially weather related.

Feb 20 - The moon in LEO is romantic and generous. It can create grandiose thoughts and comments so be careful to take it down a notch or two! Be very careful investing or gambling. Listen to music, dance, play a great game of sports. Enjoy the day. AQUARIUS sun signs can find some fun today, too!

Feb 21 - The moon in LEO is grand but the energy today could be a little high keeping us on edge a bit. This is due to the FULL MOON energy approaching for tomorrow. Keep activities within reason. Do not over extend yourself especially in sports. Take care of your heart. If you have any heart conditions, take all things in moderation. The moon goes VOID at 8:17pmET for the rest of the night.

Feb 22 - FULL MOON in VIRGO at 3 degrees. The moon enters VIRGO at 6:24amET and ramps up for the full moon at 1:20pmET. There could be just too many criticisms for you to feel really great but if you take care of hair appointments, mani/pedis, clean up the house, laundry, etc… you might actually feel GREAT by evening! Any analysts may find today a solution solving day. PISCES sun signs find the critiquing of today too much and simply hide.

Feb 23 - The moon in VIRGO after the full moon equals exhaustion. Everyone needs to just be as quiet as they can be today. Regain your emotional bearings. Focus on task lists. Be kind in conversations.

Feb 24 - The moon in VIRGO early switches into VOID at 9:22amET until later today at 5:41pmET when it enters LIBRA. Expect the unexpected today. The energy is not smooth and you may feel agitated for no known reason. A good day for exercising to burn off calories!

Feb 25 - The moon in LIBRA all day. This is a good day for creative activites of all kinds. It is also a positive day for compromising and final negotiations. ARIES sun signs want to push hard for resolutions but LIBRA wants to talk it out, find the middle of the road.

Feb 26 - The moon is in LIBRA until 6:18amET when it enters VOID for the REST of the DAY. Another VOID moon day. Expect the unexpected especially where money is concerned. You may also find yourself attracted to someone that you would ordinarily never be attracted to. Be careful…this is transiting energy and will pass. Be clear in all communications. Unexpected phone calls and messages are likely.

Feb 27 - The moon moves out of VOID from yesterday and into SCORPIO at 6:26amET. This is a rather quiet day. Activities are good, just filled with secrets and intensity. There is an undercurrent going on today that may bring some things out in the open over the next few days. No secrets are safe!

Feb 28 - The moon is still in the sign of SCORPIO and now has some solid energy pushing up like a geyser. Watch for deceitful activities around you. This is good for those romantic evenings that need a lot of passion! TAURUS sun signs might really enjoy this energy. Give it a try!

Feb 29 - The moon continues in SCORPIO !! shifting to VOID at 2:55pmET until 6:56pmET when it enters the truth seeking sign of SAGITTARIUS. The harsh energies are felt right after midnight so today has a chance of being a great way to end the month.

Noon Cycles incluing VOID of Course Moons (VOC or VOID)

February 8th New Moon: in Aquarius 19 degrees - This is a wonderful vibrant new energy for those born under the sign of Aquarius. For others, there are new horizons to explore, new causes to invest in, new insights and hope for the future.

February 22nd Full Moon: in Virgo 3 degrees - Serving others will top the list of priorities the next week or so. The only challenge is serve unconditionally and not with criticism.

NEW MOON: A new moon initiates energy that is very strong for four weeks or one lunar cycle but influences the year until another new moon occurs in that same sign - usually a year later. What that energy involves is indicated by the sign in which the new moon occurs and personally, which house/aspects etc are activated in your astrological chart. If the new moon is an eclipse the energy is tripled.

FULL MOON: The full moon that follows two weeks after the new moon brings the energy of the new moon out into the open, or to a peak. It continues to unfold energy for two more weeks until the next new moon when the cycle begins all over again highlighting adifferent area of our lives. Those emotional influences can last a year.

VOID MOON: When the transiting moon makes no aspect to a transiting planet, it is considered to be VOID. During these void periods - which can last a few minutes or a few days - it is best to avoid signing sign contracts, interviewing for jobs, or setting important appointments. Why? Because appointments are usually delayed or rescheduled altogether or they do not turn out as expected. Contracts have delays or have to be re-negotiated, etc. Job interviews turn out to be non-productive or empty promises are made. If, for instance, a first interview does occur and appears positive, you may be asked to start ASAP or have to interview with additional people. Individually, if you are under excellent aspects from transiting planets, this will then be a good time to proceed even though the moon is void.

I find that during void moon energy, solutions to problems can be found. Therefore, it is an excellent time for lawyers to find loopholes in cases or uncover evidence that will turn a case in their favor. Lost items are found or returned during this energy at a higher percentage than when the moon is not void. Any computer glitches that have evaded solution can suddenly be resolved. You can be lucky and win a lottery or raffle. Keep in mind that during a VOID MOON, any activities undertaken usually take TWICE as long to accomplish!!! There is an element of LUCK associated with VOID energy. Use it wisely!

One thing is for certain -- -- always expect the unexpected during the time of a VOID of COURSE MOON --- good and bad - and be prepared for delays or cancellations.

Eclipses in 2016

March 8th SOLAR eclipse: in Pisces at 18 deg 56 min
March 23rd LUNAR eclipse: in Libra at 3 deg 17 min
Sep 1st SOLAR eclipse: in Virgo at 9 deg 21 min
Sep 16th LUNAR eclipse: in Pisces at 24 deg 20 min

Retrograde Planets in January 2016

When a planet is retrograde, its energy is weakened, misunderstood or projected in an unclear manner. The sun signs, industries, activities and so forth ruled by the retrograde planet, will feel held back, restricted, misunderstood or weakened. This is also a time when you are given an opportunity to re-do, re-evaluate these areas. Many times it brings about a better solution or happier direction.

MERCURY 2016 to 2017: Apr 28th - May 22nd; Aug 30th - Sep 22nd; Dec 19th - Jan 8th when Mercury retrogrades

JUPITER: Jan 7th - May 9th Jupiter

Transiting Planets in 2016

If a slower moving planet connects with one of your personal planets such as your Sun, Venus, Mercury or Mars, it will initiate a reaction or event regarding the planet that is touched. Example: transiting Jupiter connects with your Venus. You could simply have a wonderful couple of "feeling good" days while this is active or maybe win a lottery, fall in love with someone or something, have a face-lift, settle a legal case, or set up a new banking account. It is helpful to know if this will be happening so you can plan better and be prepared to make it a good "connection". Here are the slower moving planets and the signs they will be travelling through in 2016:

Jupiter in VIRGO until September 9 whe it enters the sign of LIBRA. Jupiter is the fastest moving of the slower planets, staying approximately one year in each sign. It takes approximately 12 years for Jupiter to travel through all 12 signs. Virgo sun signs can enjoy Jupiter in their sign until it leave and moves into LIBRA in September. This transit of Jupiter is a helpful energy for VIRGO sun signs. Keep your critical eye in check, though or you could be a little too much for people around you!! Keeping in mind the legal influence, you can also attract a legal situation if you use this energy in a negative way. For instance, receiving a speeding ticket, filing a lawsuit or being involved in one, or perhaps an inheritance/will etc. While Jupiter transits the sign of VIRGO there will be a focus worldwide on things ruled by VIRGO: Iraq, Army, chemists, dairy farmers, the Congo, Jerusalem, Los Angeles CA, chickens, doctors in general, Switzerland .. to name just a few things influenced by this transit. In September when it enters LIBRA, the Libra sun signs will have this "guardian angel" with them until October 2017. The last few months of 2016 will find Jupiter giving positive energy to the arts, music, relationships, agreements, and even make-overs. Because LIBRA is a cardinal sign, those born under the sign of Capricorn, Aries and Cancer or who have planets in these signs, will experience the effects of this transit at some point as Jupiter contacts your sun sign.

Saturn in Sagittarius until December 2017. The last time Saturn was in Sagittarius was late 1985 into early 1988. It takes about 2.5 years to transit one sign. Scorpio sun signs are quite relieved as it finally exited Scorpio. It WILL return once again to Scorpio but only for very brief stay this summer and only effects 28 and 29 degrees of Scorpio. It is now Sagittarius' turn to feel the structuring, disciplining and in some cases restricting energy of this transit. Saturn's energy helps us better manage our talents and urges. It can bring unexpected responsibilities or even a health issue that requires discipline and focus to overcome. Commitments made during a transit of Saturn to a personal planet have endurance energy/longevity. Negatively, they can feel like heavy responsibilities! But it is not a bad energy for a good marriage or business partnership if all other aspects are supportive. This is the time to stay current with your medical exams especially if you are born under the sign of Sagittarius, OR have a personal planet in Sagittarius, OR have Sagittarius rising OR have Sagittarius on your house of health (6th house). If you have planets in the sign of Gemini, Saturn will, at some point, create an opposing energy. This can bring limitations (including medical conditions) or simply push you to organize and discipline your activities. It CAN feel really burdensome - even depressing - having Saturn in your sun sign (or opposing it), but you do not have to feel that way. With the ability to focus and accomplish, use Saturn's positive side to finish up projects or goals that have been set aside. Take on any added responsibilities as a learning experience that will benefit you. Hard work is usually required when Saturn is in your sign so be prepared to work hard and be rewarded accordingly. Remember, work smarter not harder.

Uranus, in Aries, will continue transiting the sign of Aries moving from 12 degrees to 20 degrees in 2015. It does retrograde during the year and in December 2015 it will have retrograded back to 16 degrees Aries from 20. If you have a planet in your astrological chart at 12-20 degrees Aries, Libra, Cancer or Capricorn, Uranus will energize that planet sometime in 2015. Libra sun signs born October 5 -15 will feel this energy as an opposing force. It is challenging but not as aggressively challenging as those born in the sign of Aries will feel. You could suddenly want to quit a job, seek a divorce, change your hair style, or even relocate when this happens. The energy of freedom loving Uranus is not predictable except to say it is unpredictable. Sudden changes, accidents, changes in beliefs, strong desire to be free, etc can all be part of this energy. Be careful in your desire to feel free, to break the rules, to make radical changes, especially if you are aged 41-43. Remember, once the transit completes, you will be living with the consequences of your actions and decisions! Uranus is sending kind vibes to Aquarius and Gemini but challenging the signs of Libra, Cancer, Capricorn, and of course, Aries.

Neptune, in Pisces, will move from 7 degrees to 12 degrees Pisces but during the year it retrogrades ending 2016 direct at 9 degrees. It is very slow moving. Be cautious in business dealings and LOVE as Neptune energy can be evasive and deceiving you before you know it. Neptune has a strong spiritual side and connects to the higher realms. It also rules all liquids and the oceans, water, floods, drugs, hospitals, jails, bodily fluids including perspiration! Perhaps if your planets are contacted by this transiting Neptune, you will find yourself returning to church, restoring your faith, being drawn to the beach, or finding that true love! Watch out, though! Make sure you remove your rose colored glasses before making major decisions. Virgo sun signs may find themselves working with Pisces sun signs or changing careers to work in a Pisces industry i.e., oil, ink, ocean liners, entertainment, singing, children, any music or acting, etc. Virgo sun signs will feel the opposing energy creating feelings of vagueness and mystery. Enjoy this opportunity to not only dream but to also see your dreams come true.

Pluto, in Capricorn, will transit 14, 15, 16 and 17 degrees of Capricorn in 2016. Those born Jan 4-9, Apr 3-8, Jul 5-9 and Oct 6-11 will most likely feel this transit more directly. In an astrological chart if you have personal planets at 14-17 degrees of Capricorn, Aries, Cancer or Libra, you will feel the transformative power of Pluto as it interacts with that planet. It can involve corruption, drugs, sexual desires, skin and teeth issues, government planning, the disciplining parent, deaths, and big business to name a few. Pluto in Capricorn helps define economic changes that will be beneficial and strong. Capricorn rules big business and government and government officials. In 2016, Pluto in Capricorn will provide the impetus to release or destroy anything that has served its purpose in our lives. The changes being made will be long lasting ones as Capricorn is cautious, practical and very responsible. A positive use of the energy would be to take the initiate and change areas of your life that need improvement - before it is done for you! Emotionally you could embark on a new way of looking at life. A word to the wise should be sufficient. Virgo and Taurus - fellow earth signs of Capricorn - should find the transformations and changes, very positive and easier to integrate than other sun signs.

May the force be with you!