Sunday, February 26, 2006

New Moon In Pisces

"The most beautiful thing we can experience
is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, he who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed".

- Albert Einstein

No surprise that Einstein was a Pisces, with a perspective like that. And this perspective is at the heart of the symbolism of the annual new moon in Pisces, which this year takes place on Feb 28th at 12.30am GMT.
This new moon has an unusual aspect to it, being just 2 degrees away from freedom planet Uranus, a planet called by some 'the great awakener',because of the tendency to rouse us out of complacency with a much needed wake-up call. Uranus can make situations turn on a sixpence, and it's an unpredictable energy but not necessarily unstable. It's agenda is always freedom, so look for that theme underlying current events, along with the ever present Piscean proverb about going with the flow.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Mars In Gemini

After 7 months, the long transit of Mars through Taurus has finally come to an end, and is now in the sign of the twins until mid-April.
Because Mars went retrograde in Taurus, we had this extended 7 month journey, emphasising the slow, plodding, unswerving quality of the sign in all its unshakable glory. But Gemini is a diferent energy altogether, faster, more changeable, and much more mind-focused. And interestingly, Mercury, ruler of Gemini is retrograding in Pisces from March 2nd, making the retro energy continue as a feature; especially mid-March and earlyish April, when Mars is due to link up to Mercury.

Mars in any sign shows what drives you, what motivates you. It's your passion for life, but it's also what drives you mad too! And as Gemini rules the lungs, it'll probably feel extra important to get whatever drives you mad off your chest.
Gemini is associated with all forms of communication, common ground, neighbourhood and local area, as well as siblings and sibling style relationships. It's a connecting force, naturally seeking out patterns in forms to join the dots or put two and two together.
So over the next month or so, expect any or all of these themes to become a priority, a passion, or a source of letting off steam.

More to come...

Monday, February 13, 2006

Full Moon In Leo 13th Feb

Had the feeling of being pulled in two different directions recently? If so you might have been living out the build-up of energy experienced at full moon time, when the sun and moon sit at opposing sides of the zodiac.
This month the sun is in Aquarius (focusing attention on freedom and friendship), while the moon sits in the opposing sign of Leo (emotional need to be focus of attention). The themes associated with these signs become issues that push or pull against each other, while never quite resolving themselves in the process.
But every full moon also symbolises a turning point. It could be when things come to a head somehow, the end of a stalemate, or when building tensions finally break. Whatever the details, after the full moon peaks and begins to move on, the energy of situations starts to change too, which is why the moon's message is always 'this too shall pass'.