If you don’t know, for thousands of years if not all of human existence, we have looked at the Moon and revered her as something important. Of course the best time to notice her is when she is Full. Slowly but surely humans thought there was something special about the Moon, and when able, wrote down their thoughts and feelings. As an astrologer, I would agree, and so does science since we all know the Moon controls much more then the tides of the oceans.
The Full Moon reflects the most amount of light when she is full--and we should do the same. During a Full Moon we should sit back and reflect on the things that have been going on in our lives over the last few weeks and see where we are. We should reflect on what is important to us and what may have been a waste of time. With the Full Moon in the section of the solar system ruled by Leo, we are also asked to examine our need for attention. Where have we over reacted, been too emotional about something, or not been able to ask for what we needed?
Full Moons are always about coming to a completion or realization. so we can move forward in our lives with less baggage and more information about ourselves. This makes life easier, especially when we worry less about things that should not matter.
For the next 3 months, the planet Mars is in a retrograde motion from our perspective here on the planet. Saturn will be joining Mars in his backward motion on February 7th. Energetically, the retrograde motion of a planet is about going within and reevaluating certain things in life (the specifics will depend on where this falls in your personal birth chart). Generally speaking, Mars retrograde in Virgo is passive aggressive behavior. Everyone has it from time to time. Now everyone will feel it at the same time. We feel as if something is going on behind our backs, but there is nothing we can do about it. It's a gnawing feeling, but it does not mean we all will feel paranoid. We will just feel as if something is going on. And it is. We have all different kinds of elections going on this year. If that isn’t prime territory for keeping secrets and telling the public what they think we want to hear instead of the truth, I don’t know our country.
We also have health issues coming to the forefront, since all of us in some way will be influenced by Mars in Virgo retrograde. Now I am not saying the whole world will be sick in February but it is flu season in the winter regions of the world, so we can expect this flu season to be extra bad. If you are one of the lucky ones that do not get sick, then you will be focused on staying healthy. No matter which side of the fence you fall on, you and your family’s personal health care will be a major factor since Virgo rules our everyday health.
Saturn is in the sign of Libra and goes retrograde on February 7th. This retrograde phase happens during the political primary season similar to Mars. We will be looking for fair and balanced foundations within our government and politicians. Who really has the experience to run this country will be a question on everyone's mind. We should check in with ourselves from time to time to see who feels like the more balanced candidate. It will not be easy to decide who to vote for in the primary elections.
If politics does not interest you, I ask you to look at your own life and the choices you are making or have made over the last few months. These planetary positions want us to re-group for a few months, find balance, and look at who is in our lives. The reason I add who is in our lives is thanks to Venus being part of this Full Moon, with Mars and Saturn retrograde scenario as well.
Questions to ponder: Is this person or persons good for us? Do they enhance who we are so we can better ourselves and those around us? Are we constantly making adjustments for this person just to find out that is not what they wanted? To be very specific about Venus’s involvement in this story, I would also ask: Are you regularly second guessing what your partner wants? Many people do this and the aspects of early February will show us that we cannot second guess anything when it comes to our partners or our love relationships. Do not second guess anything over the next few months. Focus on being open and honest with yourself and others. You will be glad if you can do this.
The transit of Venus into Aries this month also confirms our need to be open and honest within our love relationships. Aries speaks to the fact that we must say what we need and what we want from our partners.
The Aquarius energy that the Sun represents for most of February is about being innovative and creative, thinking outside the box, being unique and not following the normal path. Take a clue from the Aquarius Sun and break out of your old habits this winter and do something different. We certainly have plenty of planets telling us to go within and see what is not working, so use the Sun’s energy to step out and dare to be different. Do something out of the ordinary.
When the Sun enters Pisces on February 19th (east coast) and within a few hours conjuncts Neptune, fantasy plays a big role for a couple days. Pay attention well during this time as many people will be deceived.
We can use this transit for good by being creative or finding some kind of musical escape. Feeling is the name of the game when it comes to Pisces. Make sure to do what you can to stay around positive people and positive environments as we can pick up negative energy as easily as positive during a transit like this.
Another way to use the Sun in Pisces during the rest of February, because we have Mercury in Pisces too, is through creative writing or writing poetry or music. If you are not a writer, then at the very least relax with some good music.
Lastly, we have a difficult transit between Venus and Mars which means we need to pay close attention that we do not end up doing other people’s work for them. Again, as in the very beginning of this report, the Venus aspect here is the same but with a different planet. As long as we do not try and second guess what someone else needs, we will be fine. If we get caught in that trap, we'll feel frustrated and unworthy--which is never true. This transit is here to teach us to value our own opinion and ideals more often which brings more joy into our lives.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dorothy Morgan has been a Professional Astrologer for over 20 years. She currently teaches Astrology classes at Circles of Wisdom in Andover, Massachusetts and writes a weekly astrological column through her website offering New and Full Moon forecasts. She also provides monthly astrological reports for a number of New Age retail shops, Yoga centers and a variety of newsletters distributed globally. She also does a monthly internet radio show on Achieve Radio, "Walking the Path" with Dawn and Laura and a few local TV shows as well as numerous New Moon and Full Moon Forecast videos on You-Tube.
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