February 22nd – 28th

We may start the week making all sorts of plans with friends and associates. We’re feeling energized, able to juggle all kinds of things and ready to deal with anything and everything. A nice concept, but it is important that we allow ourselves to change plans if circumstances warrant. Remember that we are living during volatile times, times when things can shift dramatically and radically with hardly a moment’s notice.

Mid-week may find us wanting to spend time at home, feathering our nest and enjoying the sanctity of home and hearth. Family matters may grab our attention, and some plans made for the week may have to be put on the back burner in order to focus on situations closer to home. We can provide great comfort and solace to other people, and someone could be very grateful for our emotional support. Let’s bask in the love and appreciation showered on us.

The latter part of the week sees us at the top of our game. Our presentations are creative, dramatic and show an interest in other people’s viewpoints. Now is a good time for us to win agreement and assistance from other people. We make a good case and provide a well-structured approach both with the big picture and the small details.

Over the weekend, we might choose to enjoy some fun activities but it would be also be suggested that we take time for a good winter cleaning, clearing away debris of the past, tying up loose ends and focusing on a good health regimen.

Monday, February 22nd – Too Much of a Good Thing – Jupiter, Venus. Monday starts the week with us in high drive. Not only is it the 22nd of the month, a day numerologically representative of the Master Builder and a day to lay down foundation stones. But this day has the Gemini Moon square the two ‘good guys’ of the planetary realm, Jupiter and Venus. We may be humming the Stevie Wonder song ‘Nothing’s too good for my baby’. We’re feeling good, generous, optimistic and looking to share our ‘feelgood’ attitude with all and sundry. We may not be too discerning and that’s where our problem lies. Either we could assume that everything will work out for the best no matter the lack of our due diligence. Or we could feel that we can buy our way into acceptance, approval and the graces of those we wish to impress. The tendency for indulgence and excess is strong today. We could be somewhat careless, gloss over specifics and make assumptions based upon the way we want things to occur. Today is certainly a day to rein in our enthusiasms. People could be promising the moon, make assertions that have no basis in fact and spin an interesting tale that is far more fictional than factual. Let’s enjoy any enthusiastic feelings but let’s also be wary of buying into images and impressions. With Jupiter and Venus both in Pisces and our strong emphasis upon the Mutable Water Sign with Venus, Jupiter, the Sun and Uranus all in Pisces, our moods, emotions and imaginations can be heightened and even aggravated to the point of launching us into a world of make-believe. We could have some wild mood swings today, an exaggerated case of being manic-depressive, at one moment thinking the world is our oyster, the next moment assuming the worst. We need to maintain a sense of self-discipline today. Otherwise, we could be all over the place, skinning our knees, creating problems for ourselves, and spending more than we might like. Today could prove a whirlwind, so let’s avoid getting caught up in the maelstrom of emotions or possibilities.

Tuesday, February 23rd – Reformulating, Rethinking, and Sorting Things Out – Sun, Pluto, Mercury, Uranus, Neptune, Moon Void-of-Course, Saturn. After yesterday’s whirlwind of activity or mental jumble gym, Tuesday allows us to get our feet back on the ground, reconsider what we’re doing, how we’re doing it and why we’re doing it. If yesterday presented a flurry of activity, ideas and possibilities, today allows us to sift through the mélange, strip away the excesses, focus on the essentials and consider the best practices approach by which to realize our priorities. The Pisces Sun sextiles Pluto in Capricorn. The day begins with the Gemini Moon trine Mercury, square Uranus and trine Neptune. The Moon then goes Void-of-Course for almost six hours making no further connections to the planets as it finishes its transit of Gemini and before entering Cancer where it squares Saturn. Our intuitive sense can be strong and we can consider our prospects in a clearer and more detached manner. Our filtration process is likely to emphasize the fundamentals and the meaningful and could temper our desires for what we want and the way we want it. We are far more clear-headed today. We do have to take into account certain unexpected situations or surprises that could defer or alter our plans. But if we can be adaptable, consider the most streamlined methodology and recognize that our plans and our ways of implementing them may shift and change as we go along, then we can continually evaluate and make necessary adjustments as unexpected variables warrant. Later in the day, we might want to enjoy the comforts of our own space. We might have to deal with someone who is having a hard time or unable to see options for themselves. Just as we have been clearer in our thoughts for ourselves earlier in the day, we can help other people later in the day see what their true options and alternatives might be. What we need to avoid is getting entangled in other people’s issues and trying to fix or take care of their responsibilities.

Wednesday, February 24th – The Comforts of Home – Pluto, Sun, Jupiter, Venus. Wednesday continues with the Moon in Cancer, which today opposes Pluto and trines the Sun, Jupiter and Venus. Although today is often considered hump day, falling as it does in the middle of the workweek; this Wednesday we might want to put some of our responsibilities on the back burner and enjoy the comforts of home. We may feel as if our home provides a good base of operations and the more we can do from our home the less likely we are to get involved with the craziness of the outside world or the demands placed upon our time by other people. Creating our own sanctuary, allowing ourselves to soothe our emotions and taking time to luxuriate in our personal world could be far more preferable than dealing with the real world. We might spend time with friends and family and keep close to the hearth. We are looking for nurture and willing to comfort others just so long as it doesn’t place any heavy demands upon us. Our spiritual nature can be heightened, our compassion engaged and we could easily find ourselves getting involved in ways by which to better the world. Let’s keep in mind that like a pebble in the pond, the better we take care of ourselves, the ripples across the pond help us to take better care of other people. We do need to avoid co-dependency or a desire to fix other people’s problems.

Thursday, February 25th – Making Changes, Expressing Ourselves – Uranus, Moon Void-of-Course, Mars. Thursday begins with the Moon in Cancer trine Uranus. Whatever our plans might be for the day, we do not want to be limited or restricted by our scheduled activities. We’re looking at making changes, freeing ourselves up from responsibilities that are too demanding or overwhelming. We want to be free to do what we want when we want to. We may look at streamlining our operations and even postponing certain scheduled appointments in order to do things on a whim, be spontaneous and act in the moment. As the day progresses, the Moon goes Void-of-Course for over seven hours making no further connections to the planets as it finishes its transit of Cancer and before entering Leo where it conjuncts Mars. The energy dies down for a while. While we can make changes to our day’s schedule early in the day, some of the changes might not fully manifest until later in the day when we get a second wind and are looking to creative outlets by which to express ourselves or find a fun event to engage. We want to be free. We want to express ‘me’. And this Thursday is a good day to experiment, test the waters and find avenues by which to imprint our personal style.

Friday, February 26th – Connections with Other People – Saturn. Friday has the Leo Moon sextile Saturn. If we need to make a presentation or impress other people, this Friday is a good day to do so. While we are feeling energetic and self-possessed, we also have the ability of relating to other people’s interests and their needs. We may be focused on our own goals and ambitions but we’re not oblivious to our audience. On the contrary, we are receptive to the interests and needs of those people with whom we wish to share our goals. Get together with those special people in your life. We might be looking for entertainment, having a good time but we’d prefer to share it with someone rather than going it alone. Heart-to-heart talks can be good discourses and allow each conversant to say how they feel and why they feel what they feel. There can be a greater solidity in our relationships, for we can see how our lives are better by the people who touch our lives.

Saturday, February 27th – What is Going on? – Mercury, Neptune, Moon Void-of-Course. Confusion could be the name of the game today. Mercury conjuncts Neptune and the Leo Moon opposes both Neptune and Mercury before the Moon goes Void-of-Course for over four and a half hours as it finishes its transit of Leo without making any further connections to the planets before entering Virgo later in the day. This Saturday could seem like a skit from the old Abbott and Costello routine of ‘Who’s on first, What’s on second, I Don’t Know’s on third’. We may feel as though we are intuitive and have a handle on what is going on, but we have to be careful that we don’t get too enamored with our sensations and intuitive feelings and totally miss the true reality of today. We could be a little spacey today, and it would be wise to both suspend judgment and avoid significant decisions until we’re clearer and less self-absorbed. Whatever we hear today, let’s take everything we hear and see with a grain of salt. Things may be presented one way, but it would be wise to exercise due diligence, read between the lines and pull back the curtain on the Wizard of Oz screen. We might easily become enamored with the trickster, by the image, and by the appearance, all of which may be a wonderful presentation but much of which may have no factual basis in reality. If we are driving or traveling, let’s be clear regarding our itinerary and have a back-up plan in case things don’t go according to schedule.

Sunday, February 28th – Feeling Good While Looking Through Rose-Colored Glasses – Sun, Jupiter, Virgo Full Moon, Pluto. Sunday could have us all singing constant refrains of: ‘Happy Days Are Here Again’. This Sunday has the Sun conjunct Jupiter and the Virgo Full Moon with the Moon in Virgo opposed both the Sun and Jupiter and the Moon trine Pluto. This Sunday could be one of wild extremes — feeling like we’re on the top of the world, other times feeling like the world is crashing down on top of us. Whichever extreme we choose to go to, and we might carom back and forth between the two, I would suggest that we take our time, deliberate and not come to any conclusions regarding what is going on. Singing ‘happy days are here again’ can be a wonderful mantram, emphasizing our positive attitude, but it could prove a nasty and ironic ditty if we’re in the parade of lemmings racing towards the cliffs. Let’s keep in mind that we have been prey to glorious illusions the past two weeks since the New Moon back on the 13th when we had the Sun Moon conjunction also conjunct Neptune. This Sunday with the Full Moon brings to a crescendo the question as to whether we have been in true reality or whether we have been in virtual space, or a spaciness that looks only at what we want to see rather than what might truly be. This Sunday can be a day of excess and indulgence with a tendency to skip over significant factors and neglect important details. We could also find that with any atmospheric storm systems, the precipitation is heavy and intense. This weekend emphasizes the Neptunian qualities of fantasies and possible illusions. Let’s not get trapped into the what could be’s without considering the parameters, conditions and circumstances in which we find ourselves.