Born Today 9 February

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Take that first step, Aquarius. Cecilia Beaux,  'Dorothea and Francesca' 1898 {{PD}}

Take that first step, Aquarius. Cecilia Beaux, ‘Dorothea and Francesca’ 1898 {{PD}}

You’ll enjoy an unusual degree of internal emotional harmony, dear Aquarius, this coming year, through to your next birthday–but what actions to take and choices to make will also be on your mind, chiefly because, as anyone would, you are trying to determine just where yours might lead. As long as you stay headed toward your dreams, your goals firmly in mind, and as long as you trust yourself above anyone or anything else, you’ll do well–let either of these conditions slip, and the outcome is not so predictable. Take preliminary steps to bring ideals into real-life being and to made those dreams reality, but don’t expect things to materialize overnight–right now you’re at a point when the biggest obstacle you have may be believing that you can do it–that’s why taking a small step or two is so important, and so necessary. Happy Birthday, Aquarius, and good luck!

Born Today 8 February

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Everybody has trouble making choices, Aquarius. "Folio 161v - The Temptation of Christ" by Limbourg brothers. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Folio_161v_-_The_Temptation_of_Christ.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Folio_161v_-_The_Temptation_of_Christ.jpg

Everybody has trouble making choices, Aquarius. “Folio 161v – The Temptation of Christ” by Limbourg brothers. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Folio_161v_-_The_Temptation_of_Christ.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Folio_161v_-_The_Temptation_of_Christ.jpg

What’s the wisest course of action for you, the best choice, dear Aquarius? That may be the central question bedeviling you at this time–and the answer may determine both how ‘in charge’ you are of your own Fate and how effectively you are able to deal with matters that so far you have been ignoring or denying (and may be quite angry about). With a willingness to face what must be faced, a careful winnowing of what’s no longer useful will leave only those assets and relationships that are clearly either supportive of your needs or hurtful to them–and you know what to do from there. Aside from this, you need to base choices and actions on two criteria: does this expand my world? and does this serve my ambition fulfillment? If the answer to both is ‘Yes’, then nothing should hold you back. Happy Birthday, Aquarius, and good luck!

Born Today 7 February

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"Polaroid sx 70 - foto di Augusto De Luca (3)" by Augusto De Luca - http://www.flickr.com/photos/47210757@N08/7465372416/sizes/l/in/photostream/. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Polaroid_sx_70_-_foto_di_Augusto_De_Luca_(3).jpg#mediaviewer/File:Polaroid_sx_70_-_foto_di_Augusto_De_Luca_(3).jpg CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

“Polaroid sx 70 – foto di Augusto De Luca (3)” by Augusto De Luca – http://www.flickr.com/photos/47210757@N08/7465372416/sizes/l/in/photostream/. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Polaroid_sx_70_-_foto_di_Augusto_De_Luca_(3).jpg#mediaviewer/File:Polaroid_sx_70_-_foto_di_Augusto_De_Luca_(3).jpg CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Are your words true, dear Aquarius? Have you allowed what you communicate to stray into false, manipulative, or misleading territory? It happens to all of us: we see that it’s easier to hide our intentions than have to explain them, and before we know it . . . That’s why this Solar year, through to your next birthday, it’s important for you to re-align what you share, think, say, mean with both your highest values and the real-world results you want. That’s the thing, really: once the message deviates too far from our purpose in communicating, it’s impossible for the reality picture to deliver what we actually want, and we end up with a mere shadow of what we’d hoped for, results-wise. So, make sure thoughts and actions directly support desires (and so clearly communicate what you actually want)–in fact, your empowerment and effectiveness this year depends on it. Also, banish the critical in favor of the cooperative, and recognize just how much others have determined your life Path vs. how much you yourself have done the deciding–that latter will make what you need to do that much clearer. Happy Birthday, Aquarius, and good luck!

Just a Little Weekend Astro and Lunar Essence + a Daily Word Image 6-8 February 2015

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'Gathering Gems of Beauty' (畫麗珠萃秀)Princess Shouyang (壽陽公主). Qing dynasty {{PD}}

‘Gathering Gems of Beauty’ (畫麗珠萃秀)Princess Shouyang (壽陽公主). Qing dynasty {{PD}}

Void begins at 10:17 PM of the 6th; the Moon enters Libra at 10:44 AM PST of the 7th. 3 PM PST the Moon trines retro Mercury. Emotions propel words, but we end up endlessly re-thinking what we’ve said; try to slow down the pipeline between feeling and speaking. 5 PM PST the Moon sextiles Saturn. Emotional perceptions guide us in dealing successfully with the reality picture. 9 PM PST the Moon trines Vesta. We can express our highest values (and deepest feelings) in partnership at this time; it’s easy to see how we, and everyone else, really feels. 11 PM PST the Moon sextiles Juno and the two form a base to a Finger of God with apex Neptune. An empowering command of our emotions (knowing what we feel and why) can act as a foundation for realizing the dream.

The image for the 7th is a big diamond with a very tiny flaw. Is the diamond spoiled because it’s not perfect? Most people would still find it beautiful. What in your life has only tiny flaws that you may be fixated on, which prevents you from enjoying your ‘diamond’s’ true beauty?

8 February: why is it that, though we are optimistic about our ambitions and desires, and all signs are ‘Go!’ we still find that personal relationships are a minefield, fraught with little bombs hidden in the weaknesses of our ‘blind spot’? Concentrate on making ambitions happen, and leave relationships for a day when interactions are less driven by the darker side of instincts and injuries. (Perfecting today: Jupiter sextile Zeus, Venus conjunct Chiron and contra-parallel Sedna)

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Born Today 6 February

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Mt. Lavinia, Ceylon by Charles W. Bartlett, 1923-26 {{PD}}

Mt. Lavinia, Ceylon by Charles W. Bartlett, 1923-26 {{PD}}

It appears big things will be happening to you this year, dear Aquarius–or maybe you’re not entirely aware yet of just how much is changing, and will continue to change. Opportunities may seem to be everywhere–and they are. What you’ve desired, what you’ve been aiming for, is yours for the taking this year, in one form or another. The thing is, you won’t be able to accept all this bounty at once; receiving will involve being engaged, giving of your time and energy, and even you, Aquarius, must admit you can’t be everywhere at once. To be successful and make the most of this period, you’ll need to be very clear on your goals, and you’ll need to have priorities–which means you will, at some point, have to let go of one or two of those dreams. Whenever we humans get the wind in our sails, we unfortunately start to think life will always be that way: moving us forward almost effortlessly, supporting us, taking us where we want to go, with energy to spare. You enjoy that right now, nearly all the way through to your next Solar Return–just be aware, there will come a point when these opportunities fade–so go for it now! Happy Birthday, Aquarius, and good luck!

Born Today 5 February

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'No Corrals' might be a good motto for you this year, Aquarius. Charles M. Russell 'Round-Up on the Musselshell, 1919" {{PD}}

‘No Corrals’ might be a good motto for you this year, Aquarius. Charles M. Russell ‘Round-Up on the Musselshell, 1919″ {{PD}}

Big opportunities are offered this year, dear Aquarius, but will you take them? There is something contrary in the attitude you bring forward, through to your next birthday–you know better–in fact, you have wisdom and skills at your disposal–but there lingers some tinge of hurt, a fear of oblivion, a worry that expanding your world will feel too much like, dare I say, death. Your hesitation in the face of the unknown is understandable, but not at all realistic. This year it may be your job to start looking at exactly what is in front of you, rather than speculating on (and fearing) what isn’t. In the recent past the imaginative faculties have been corralled into feeding worries–it’s time to free them and put them back to work at what they’re good at, creating. I’m sure I don’t need to say much else–you know what to do. Happy Birthday, Aquarius, and good luck!

Born Today 4 February

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Don't just brood in your current boat, Aquarius. "Kielland-Efter solnedgang" by Kitty Lange Kielland - Marit Lange: Harriet Backer, 1845-1932, Kitty L. Kielland, 1843-1914 : Stiftelsen Modums Blaafarveværk 28. mai-30. september 1983 ISBN 82-990568-5-3. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org

Don’t just brood in your current boat, Aquarius. “Kielland-Efter solnedgang” by Kitty Lange Kielland – Marit Lange: Harriet Backer, 1845-1932, Kitty L. Kielland, 1843-1914 : Stiftelsen Modums Blaafarveværk 28. mai-30. september 1983 ISBN 82-990568-5-3. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org

What hurts you is haunting your thoughts and dreams, isn’t it, dear Aquarius? What you need to do this coming Solar year, through to your next birthday, isn’t an escape, and it isn’t easy, but it will change everything, if you choose it: set aside the personal, no matter how compelling that appears to be in the moment, and focus instead on using your unique talents–in this case, they are related to your Chiron placement and contacts, as well as your 2nd and 11th. You may know instinctively what these are, or it may take some investigation, but either way, putting your attention and energy on these will open your life to benefits you really can’t anticipate, and will create a turn-of-events you may find life-changing. Happy Birthday, Aquarius, and good luck!

I recommend you check out your year ahead in 2015 by Astrologer Jo Tracey

Born Today 3 February

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Karl M. Bengtson 'Millesgården på Lidingö' 1908 {{PD}}

Karl M. Bengtson ‘Millesgården på Lidingö’ 1908 {{PD}}

You may be caught this coming year, through to your next birthday, dear Aquarius, between what you know is wise and practical, and what has hurt you; both will, oddly enough, call you to destroy or transform the structures, supports, and rules-to-live-by of your world–and the trick will be in knowing the difference among what’s smart and should be preserved or instituted, what wounds need to be addressed or redressed, what needs to be regenerated in the life, and what removed. It won’t always be clear what you should do–in fact, expect that for much of the time, you will never quite be certain that what you’ve chosen is right–but two things will help: stay solidly connected to the reality situation, and any facts you know about it, and 2) always measure something against whether it will really be good for you as an individual. Sticking with those standards will make sure you stay on a productive and pleasing course. Happy Birthday, Aquarius, and good luck!

Full Moon 3 February at 3:08 PM Pacific at 14 Leo 47: A Personal Event

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'A pageant of childhood' Thomas Cooper Gotch {{PD}}

‘A pageant of childhood’ Thomas Cooper Gotch {{PD}}

The Full Moon is conjunct Jupiter, in a Fire Grand Trine with Pallas and Uranus, and apex to a Finger of God with base of Pluto-Chiron. This suggests two exaggerated dynamics working simultaneously, with both emphasizing the role of the individual (Leo) in the social context (Jupiter). The GT says that the FM can trigger smart and original action that expands our world or brings some personal matter to conclusion. The Finger suggests that successful healing brings transformation of matters of the House where the Full Moon falls in the natal chart, or brings transformation of the social position/ role. These configs may bring big, sweeping events, the abrupt cessation of something, and/ or fulfillment to some unique and original plan or dream—with this latter it may be more about ‘concluding the dream’, wrapping up planning, and for the first time seeing that your optimism was well placed—your plan is going forward.

The Sabian for the FM is, ‘A Pageant, With Its Spectacular Floats, Moves Along A Street Crowded With Cheering People’. A pageant is often a symbolic reenactment of a journey or progression of events; this one is presented like a parade, and suggests that the Full Moon brings a kind of celebration of what has been prepared, considered, nurtured, or expressed. It’s an overwhelmingly positive symbol, in the sense that things must be peaceful, prosperous, and the populace must be largely in agreement for this kind of thing to occur, and tells us that the results of the Full Moon are almost those of a harvest, a celebration of our own good choices.

This is a portion of the Full Moon report from ECLIPSE. See my books here and see the Full Moon chart here

 

Born Today 2 February

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Linen tapestry showing two scenes from Der Busant, a Medieval poem c1485 {{PD}}

It may seem like the choice is to be wild and free, or to be practical, but there’s something else you must choose first, Aquarius. Linen tapestry showing two scenes from Der Busant, a Medieval poem c1485 {{PD}}

Your upcoming year, dear Aquarius, is all about being who you are–sounds easy, right?–except you’re caught in this maddening stand-off between doing what’s smart and practical, and doing what’s wild and once-in-a-lifetime–and though it seems as if this is the immediate thing to deal with, what you need most is really to decide who holds the power in your world, whether you will allow yourself to experience hurt (and remember, a strong person can let the hurt happen and not fall under it–in fact, it becomes the material of healing), and what things these events will prompt you to do. Once you have sorted out the power situation, once you have seen that being hurt doesn’t destroy you, and once you have chosen a direction and taken the first step, then you can worry about whether you should be practical or wild, avant garde or the smartest in the room. But first, sort out the power. Happy Birthday, Aquarius, and good luck!

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