Music of the Spheres: February 2014
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Astrology for February
February gallops in with the energy of the Horse. The planet Mars nears the Earth and heats up life. Clear intention becomes the rudder for your ship through the fast paced quality of this year. Set things in order and take an action to move yourself toward your desired destination. Procrastination becomes missed opportunities! Don’t worry about outcomes now, perseverance furthers. March 1st is the time to slow and take stock of where you are. With Mars going retrograde, probe into any missed realizations, correct your direction, and reevaluate effectiveness.
The new moon on the 30th of January begins a monthly cycle that asks us to step back from strong emotion and step into a state of inquiry, “Oh wow, I see this is taking place in my thoughts, feelings, and relationship interactions.” This Moon, aligning with inventive Uranus in Aries, instructs us to look for new possibilities. We balance at the edge of beginnings, while a deeply felt sense of old issues hover. Compassion and healing are available as we stitch together a deeper understanding of ourselves.
Mercury goes retrograde on the 6th, (until the early morning of the 28th) in Pisces, touching our deep feelings. Be patient with a slowing of schedules, reversals in appointments, and technical delays. Mercury retrograde attunes us to the circular wholeness in which we live, taking us away from the linear trajectories that hurl us forward. It calls us to attune to the inner world, to perceive more deeply what is around and within us, and refine our communications.
The lovers’ day, February 14th, is graced with a full Leo Moon. Mark this Friday, (Venus’s day) to play, dance, express yourselves, do what you love and build up the love reservoir to support your journey through the intensity of this year.
The moon’s nodes slide out of Scorpio and Taurus and slip into Libra and Aries, marking a year and a half period of “cultivating a delicacy of perception”. We sense and feel great polarities. Our goal is to enact new levels of understanding and collaboration. Our tendency (Aries south node), with the strong Mars energy, and the impetus of the Horse, is to hurry, intense on our direction, impatient to get there. Take a breath, straighten your spine and open your chest. Let the heart lead. Cultivate clarity and listening.
The New Moon in Pisces, with Neptune, takes place on the 28th of February. (The Sun enters watery Pisces on February 18th) Seed a dream this day. Listen to music. Be with those you love and find your kindred souls. Jupiter squares Uranus now, exciting us to try new things, enter new areas of life, and be inventive. Our task continually this year, will be to know and keep our center, be balanced in body, mind, emotion, and spirit, and stay grounded. Our consciousness is the bridge to the future for humanity and the Earth.
Twelve opportunities for February: For Sun and Rising Signs
Aries (Mar 20-Apr 19): This is a concentrated time for you, Aries. You are in a balancing act, in all areas of life. New beginnings are called for, as well as breaking out of old ways of doing relationship. Connect with friends and those who love you to support these transitions. Retreat in late February. Nurture yourself on silence and honor your vulnerability and inner life. Listen to your dreams for clarity.
Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): What have you taken up in the last two months that inspires you and gives meaning to your life? Something of great value is emerging. You are carving out a new identity, embodying more of who you are. Continue to clear your space and create a harmonious environment. Focus on your health and understanding of your own body. Creative endeavors and group dynamics are favored.
Gemini (May 21-Jun 20): This is an excellent time to attune to what you love. Writing and communication, as well as any form of self-expression is favored. Let a flow of expression stream out, then go back into it, especially after the 6th, when Mercury retrogrades. It is then timely to fine tune details, edit, or go deeper. Love and pleasure is highlighted and work with children.
Cancer (Jun 21–Jul 21): February begins with strong relationship issues. Some Cancers may feel moved by love, some may witness their partners struggling with change, and some experience the need to change the way many relationships have been. No matter where you are on that continuum a part of you is longing for deeper contact. Bring this into clear intention. It is an excellent time to communicate directly what your needs and desires are, with no blame.
Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 22): This month, celebrate the one you love! Enjoy! You’ve been through a testing time. Change your point of view, learn something new, and free yourself from old belief systems. Envision new plans in business partnerships. Be bold and direct in your leadership. Soon doors will open for you.
Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): Going with the flow is not the easiest thing for you, Virgo. Now you are being asked to flow with those who are special to you. At the same time you must balance your own needs. You then act from a place of strength and confidence. For the next several months you will be deepening that confidence. You will access your talents and inner resources and share them.
Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): Issues at home and family have come to a point of resolution and/or a process of finding the right balance between work and enjoyment. Having clear intentions is important now. Taking actions toward what you want to manifest is supported. Though situations may be new, you are in a position of making a very favorable impact in the public.
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): You aren’t engaged in the public as you have been in the past. Instead you find yourself in your own space or involved with creative processes, or in a deep and sweet love affair. This is an important time for you. Inward reflection and domestic attention is supported with positive benefits. A greater sense of love and creativity is coming your way and you feel up to the call to take on greater focus.
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 20): This is an interesting time for you. There is a deeper penetration into your own psyche and how it collaborates, or rubs against others. It is possible that you are experiencing more financial support from others, from clients, and business in general. It is an exciting time of breaking through, of liberating your true voice, or expression in some way. Focus on having clear intention with your goals, with an evolving vision for your life.
Capricorn (Dec 21- Jan 19): January has been a month of attuning to what is deeply valuable to you, of reviewing and changing dynamics in relationship. This month see a vision of what would support more security and stability in your life. Taking action toward your goals is highly favorable, especially career goals. It is an excellent time to review what you tell yourself about your abilities, money, and your self worth. Sort out what is helpful and what isn’t. Soon positive improvement is coming your way.
Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 17): Celebrate yourself Aquarius! Give yourself time at the first of the month to create and bring forward your great insights or ideas! Traveling is on your mind and has been since December. It is a good time to move forward on something you want to learn. You are moving through both a very exciting time and certain challenges that you feel deeply. Situations have presented sudden unexpected limitations to your free expression of yourself. Take your time to consider the best way to proceed. It’s a learning time.
Pisces (Feb 18-Mar 19): Enjoy the love you feel! Bring out the artist in yourself. Its best to engage your imaginative and creative spirit now as it will be deeply satisfying and very soul nourishing. For some, you may feel overwhelmed with emotions and a lack of clarity. If this is the case find a friend or someone to help you clarify and sort the feelings you are experiencing. This is an excellent time to clear out unresolved feelings and issues and move into more enjoyment.
Susan Heinz is a professional astrologer in Santa Cruz for 32 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.