February 1st – 7th

We start the week focused on what needs to be done and how we can do it most effectively. While we might be looking at specifics and details, let’s not lose sight of the big picture, what our intended plans are. Unexpected situations could arise that force us to change our schedule or shift the ways that we are going about things. It is important we be flexible and adaptable to changing conditions. It would be wise to take our time to evaluate as we go along since we could come up with a startling insight and develop a best practices approach.

Interactions with other people could be a little dicey this week. We need to watch out for someone who might be an obstacle to our goals. Let’s keep aware of people’s intentions and their agenda as someone might try and trip us up. Even if there are issues with other people, things can be smoothed over if we are strategic and making nice.

The latter part of the week is a good time to cut back on our involvements and activities. We might consider a good house cleaning of those matters that are just a waste of our time. Let’s concentrate on the truly important and let go of the irrelevant. We want to make room for new and innovative projects that are far more fulfilling to us.

The weekend can be especially pleasant with enjoyable get-togethers. We need to avoid indulgence. Some people may go to excess, but nonetheless there could be some fun social occasions.

Monday, February 1st – Tweaking the Changes – Mercury, Uranus. No matter what is going on in the world at large or the world around us, we all know that things are changing, dramatically and rapidly. The old program and the old ways of doing things just are not going to work for us anymore, no matter how much we might try to reinforce old patterns. Monday is the beginning of February and we are coming off of yesterday’s Saturn Pluto exact square, an energy configuration impacting our world through the next year. The dramatic changes of these times demand that we be astute and aware of how best to cope and adapt to the shifts going on. Today the Virgo Moon trines Mercury and opposes Uranus. We might assume that by due diligence we can deal with the circumstances and conditions as they present themselves. In deed we can, but only if we realize that things are ever changing and as long as we do not assume that the parameters we see are the same parameters that will be operating as we progress. We have moved into a time when we have to be nimble and quick in order to deal with what is going on. This Monday allows us to consider the details and specifics of situations and develop a best practices approach, all the while that we realize that the way things are one moment can change dramatically and unexpectedly the next moment. We may have to alter our plans due to unanticipated variables that arise today. If we would be flexible, then today is a good day for us to brainstorm, strategize and consider our options under ever-shifting circumstances. We can come up with streamlined methods to accomplish our goals and can make necessary adjustments along the way. Today is a good day to go over our ‘to do’ list, prioritize and see how we can most expeditiously accomplish our tasks while still allowing ourselves some space to address situations that might arise which we have not accounted for. We may have to stretch today but we do not have to snap.

Tuesday, February 2nd – Whacks on the Side of the Head – Saturn, Pluto, Mars. Tuesday has the Moon entering Libra where it conjuncts Saturn, squares Pluto and sextiles Mars. If we haven’t addressed outstanding issues, dealt with matters concerning other people or done an inventory-taking of that which is associated with our past and that which is part of our future, Tuesday may ask us to stop, go back and contend with old situations. While all of us may be wanting to move forward and even jump ahead, we have to be certain that we have cleared the tracks from things that could derail us. We are all in a process of dramatic change, transformation and shapeshifting. Old ways may no longer work and we might find that we have to jettison even some of our most cherished beliefs and involvements. If we are making significant changes in our lives, we could also experience those naysayers who want to stop us, keep us from moving into new directions and who demand we be the way we’ve been. Our interactions with other people could be somewhat dicey. It would be wise for us to keep our own counsel, seek to present any new ideas in a non-threatening manner and try and garner support through team efforts and the appreciation of other people’s efforts. Today is not a day for quixotic journeys and tilting against windmills. It would be wise for us to check the source and check their agenda before we stand firm and upright regarding our own opinions. People may say they want full disclosure and transparency but possibly only if what we have to tell them conforms to their own ideas, their beliefs and their opinions. If we don’t play the ‘yes’ person or are not Machiavellian in our approach to gain the support of others by incorporating them in our creative approach, then we could wind up with a good whack on the side of the head. And who needs any more lateral lobotomies?

Wednesday, February 3rd – Looking through the Haze – Sun, Venus, Mercury. Today can be a pleasant day if we will keep an up attitude and not feel overwhelmed by our responsibilities. The Libra Moon today trines both the Sun and Venus but squares Mercury. Interactions with people today are far better than yesterday. We might have experienced some people on overwhelm looking for a safe harbor to vent their frustrations yesterday. But today there can be a far more enjoyable interchange with people. Let’s appreciate every one’s own particular uniqueness and quality of character. It is far better to embrace individuality rather than to demand conformity. Getting together with friends and just chatting about possibilities can be a nice respite from our daily tasks and obligations. The more we can make nice with other people, the less likely people will try power plays. Although certain standards may be adjusted and even demanded, it would be wise to consider our options and alternatives. We may come to realize that the tried and true no longer works for us. The more we can streamline our operations and expedite our tasks, the more productive we can be and the more likely we shall be to have some extra time to do things on a whim or to be in contact with our friends.

Thursday, February 4th – You Gotta Believe – Neptune, Moon Void-of-Course, Jupiter, Pluto. We all have heard the saying that things work out for the best. And often people have repeated the phrase when we are going through some pretty dreadful times or experiences. Even though life has become something of a hurly-burly fraught with anxieties and concerns, our attitude and our beliefs can determine not only how we approach situations but also the outcome of some events. On this Thursday, the day begins with the Libra Moon trine Neptune. Someone may give us a pat on our back and give us cause to have faith that things do work out for the best. Whether it is something we hear, something we dream about or some other incident that occurs in the early morning hours, we may feel that we can accomplish what needs to be done and also move towards the future we envision for ourselves. With our belief strengthened, even if our faith is solely blind faith, we can meet the day energized and with the sense that we can be productive and successful no matter what comes our way. The Moon goes Void-of-Course for almost seven and a half hours making no further connections to the planets as it finishes its transit of Libra and before moving into Scorpio where the Moon trines Jupiter and sextiles Pluto. As the day progresses and our faith is renewed, we can look at our lives and see what we truly want to accomplish and engage and what may have been mere mental meanderings that might have seemed good on first glance but on reflection seem to be more trouble than they are worth. We are no longer interested in rolling the boulder up the mountain, no matter how engrained early conditioning of hard work and perseverance as the only way of realizing our dreams might be. We want to be successful and to do so in the most productive ways. We can focus our efforts on the truly important and then use the most effective methods to accomplish our goals. And no matter what the obstacles or possible restrictions could be placed in our way, we gotta believe. For these times, do talk about magic and miracles and how things can shift dramatically, rapidly in the most extraordinary ways.

Friday, February 5th – Cutting Back – Lunar T-Square, Mars, Sun. Friday has the Scorpio Moon creating a Fixed Sign T-Square as the Moon squares Mars in Leo and squares the Sun in Aquarius. Things may be taking longer than we like today. A sense of frustration could permeate our mood. Instead of venting our frustration in anger, rage or feeling like the wind has been knocked out of our sails, defeated, we might need to cut back on our plans. The more effective we can be with the least expenditure of energy today, the better it would be. We may feel as though we don’t want to spend the money or that we need to marshal our resources. Let’s keep in mind the biblical story of the talents. If we scrimp on ourselves, then we are only limiting ourselves. What we can do is figure the best use of our resources — our time, our monies and our energy. We may need to put some things on the back burner but we needn’t fold up our tent and walk away. Let’s do what we can with what we have. Although many of us may feel hard pressed during this current economic cycle, such pressure can also be utilized to good advantage. We can stretch our muscles regarding cost effectiveness and see how we can do more with less. We can focus on the truly important and not be distracted by the superfluous or the extraneous. It is far better that we use the energy configurations to hone, temper and fine tune rather than to rage, throw a tantrum or give up.

Saturday, February 6th – Oh, Happy Day – Mercury, Uranus, Jupiter, Pluto, Venus, Neptune, Moon Void-of-Course. Saturday could prove to be one of those magical days filled with unexpected opportunities and wonder-full surprises. All we have to do is think outside the box, be open to receiving and not fixate on prescribed plans or become rigid. Yes, magic is in the air and this can be one of those primo days when everything is going our way, even if some of those everything are situations that we hadn’t anticipated. Mercury sextiles Uranus and Jupiter sextiles Pluto. The Scorpio Moon squares both Venus and Neptune, trines Uranus and sextiles Mercury. The Moon then goes Void-of-Course for almost eight hours as it finishes its transit of Scorpio making no further connections to the planets before it enters Sagittarius later in the day. Insights and flashes of revelation can be part of our day. We may hear about something, learn about something or hear from people in a most serendipitous manner. This day is one of those days when we could find ourselves in the right place at the right time, no matter where we are. Our minds are sharp and astute. Any problems that have been puzzling can be easily solved through some flash of awareness. And with our insights and new understandings we could also find ourselves blueprinting ways to achieve our goals and realize our dreams. Today is one of those days when we’re operating on all eight cylinders, when it is not so much a question of our making things happen as much as things occurring around us and to us. We just have to take advantage of the opportunities as they present themselves to us. No matter what we are doing today, there are opportunities and benefits galore. We can find bargains, make important discoveries and start projects that seem to unfold easily. We just have to be willing to let go of any preconceived notions and allow the magic to work. Oh, Happy Day.

Sunday, February 7th – Reach out of the Dark Now – Saturn, Jupiter, Mars. Sunday has the Sagittarius Moon sextile Saturn, square Jupiter and trine Mars. We may continue with our sense of exuberance we might have felt yesterday. From some of our ‘feelgood’ attitude on Saturday with its possibility of mini-magic and little miracles, Sunday allows us to format and structure our new involvements, new interests or new directions. Although magic is all around us, we cannot solely depend on it. On the contrary, once opportunities present themselves we have to do something with them. Today is one of those days when we can put our spirit into action, create the right methodology and move step-by-step towards our intended goals, all with an attitude of humility whereby if we have to shift our directions and make adjustments to our plans, we can be flexible and adaptable to do so. Due diligence is called for. We need to evaluate our actions and decisions continually in light of the fact that these times are volatile and the parameters can change at any point along the way. Attitude is a major component regarding how we see things, and this Sunday offers us the silver lining to many of the storm clouds we might have witnessed or even experienced. Today is a day to reach out of the dark now and embrace the concept that we never get more than we can handle. With that aphorism as our mantram, we can have the confidence and determination to do the best we can no matter the circumstances.