Music of the Spheres
Astrological Insights by Susan Heinz (painting of the Lovers below, by Karin Zelin)
Astrology for February 2015
Jupiter is a brilliant chip of light wedged in the blue blackness of night’s passage. To the North the Big Dipper stands straight up, balanced on the tip of it’s handle. It’s winter, and Aquarius pours out the beauty of the Milky Way to us. Venus graces the Western sky at twilight, as Sirius glitters, blue, white, red, a beacon through the night. The full Moon rises on the 3rd with Jupiter, together revolving and marking our night with beneficial influence. This is a time to find what you love, embrace it, enjoy it, and express it.
In contrast, Saturn and Neptune challenge us to find balance between what is true and what is ideal, between the practical and the imaginative, between creative reverie and the hard work of survival, between hype and spin, and the deep truth of this uncertain time. Find your center while going with the flow, and making a commitment to persevere over time toward what you are creating. Banish the critical shaming voice to the old paradigm. Send it to the other room.
Mercury goes direct on the 11th, allowing more ease with schedules and appointments. The Year of the Wood Sheep or Goat comes on the 19th, beginning its unwinding of the intense fast paced year of the Wood Horse, (for more info on the year of the Sheep and 2015, go to Astrology for 2015 in this website). The New Moon takes place on the 18th as the Sun enters imaginative Pisces.
On the 19th Mars enters Aries, along with Venus on the 20th, and heats up our passions and relationships. They now align with Saturn, bringing perseverance and practicality to these passions to create for our greater good.
Twelve opportunities for February 2015: For Sun and Rising Signs
Aries (Mar 20-Apr 19): Through the 19th, gather your energies. Reflect on a larger vision that you have for yourself. Nurture it and bring it positive energy. See where your belief systems do not support this vision and adjust. These first two weeks are the tuning in before a greater momentum and release to new actions. You will experience a surge of energy from the 20th that will carry you, and inspire you. Area of caution, patience with others.
Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): Home and work are highlighted as you bring your attention to creating and collaborating with others. Imaginative, artistic, and spiritual endeavors are favored as long as you adjust your vision with the needs of the moment, a careful balance between openness and clear boundaries and definition. This is also true in love relationships. Clarifying boundaries, and truthful assessment of what’s working and what is not, is essential at this time, for quick actions take place after the 19th.
Gemini (May 21-Jun 20): The beginning of 2015 is supportive as you slow down and review where you are heading, in career and partnership. You are at a turning point. If you feel confused or overwhelmed focus on one step at a time toward your goals. You have the ability now to tune in with the needs of others and to support transformation in their lives. After the 19th create new beginnings with groups, instigate thinking outside of the box, and share with others.
Cancer (Jun 21–Jul 21): The first part of the month is an excellent time to reassess your resources, including financial, and your talents, what you offer others. Your ideals and goals may need adjusting now. Take time to see how your daily activities are supporting what you would like to accomplish, the key for success. You may meet someone from a foreign country or background that inspires you. On the 20th launch something new in your work or career.
Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 22): At the end of January and as the moon increases into its fullness on the 3rd you experience abundance and confidence. The experience of well being promotes creative and expressive energies within you. Performance is highlighted. You experience appreciation! The balance between discipline and imaginative possibilities finds positive expression. After the 20th begin new collaborations or projects with others.
Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): You may experience a renewal of love, or a new love enters your life. This may also take the form of a creative project that inspires you. For success take your time and balance grounding yourself in day to day realities and with the potentials before you. Define what you are wanting and what your needs are, so you are not sweep away. If you need to loosen up into creative possibilities, now is the time. You are creating new foundations for your life and family. Transformation of situations takes place after the 19th.
Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): February highlights creative work. Spending time alone heightens your imagination. Scheduling structured time is essential for bringing to fruition what you intend. During this period don’t take on too much and get enough rest. Watching what you eat and how you nourish your body is also essential. After the 19th focus on relationship is much greater! Your passion is excited. Be careful, if not channeled positively you can experience irritation and frustration, even loosing your temper.
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): This month your heart is filled with love, with imaginative possibilities. This is a time for tapping a deep love (including for a child) or passion, for creating and expressing yourself, for healing old wounds. But you also experience worry, and question if you are proceeding the way you should. Take your time, slow things down and enjoy yourself with others of like mind. This is a time of integrating and growth.
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 20): As the waxing moon fills itself with light and becomes full on the 3rd, enjoy yourself. Notice the areas of life that are supporting you and your life in new ways. Relay on trust in your own self reliance to fulfill this next phase of your life. Define clearly what you want to create. It is the right time to take on for these new responsibilities. The romantic within you is active and can carry you away into reverie or unrealistic situations. Know your boundaries, otherwise impulsive actions create problems. After the 19th is the time to start something new.
Capricorn (Dec 21- Jan 19): This is a sorting time for Capricorns. Your dream, ideal outcomes, or creative possibilities are present. Let yourself move with this imaginative energy. Explore it. And yet there is a tension between responsibility and imaginative possibility. The solution is to thoughtfully schedule your time to include both. If you hear that doubtful, skeptical voice, imagine putting it into another room and diminish its power. Schedule a day for your own reverie. Then that voice will come to your aid, helping you give form to your dream, after the 19th. Trust the process.
Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 17): This is a highly fruitful and creative time for you! Your mind is at its peak, reviewing past situations, integrating new insights, sharing, and collaborating with others. Travel is highlighted at the beginning of the month, connecting and meeting new people is beneficial. There is a need to balance social time with quiet reverie, discipline with openness. Communications, writing, are emphasized after the 19th as is giving form to new inspirations. A burst of energy engages you.
Pisces (Feb 18-Mar 19): Ah, your romantic heart! Your great capacity for sharing love is highlighted. Saturn now demands that you be grounded. Use your discerning abilities to carefully assess your situation. Don’t let yourself get swept away by seductive charms. It may be difficult to know what is true or not. So harness the power of your love, the power to create your reality into imaginative and productive ways that serve both yourself and others.
Susan Heinz is a professional astrologer in Santa Cruz for 33 years, bringing together traditional & esoteric astrology, Tarot and Qabalah. For info on her Friday monthly astrology groups, her Qabalah, astrology and or, painting classes, and for personal consultations, call (831) 479-3751, or go to www.susanheinz.com.