Friday, August 14, 2015

 

WORK IT; Jupiter in Virgo



I was going to speak on pollution. Gross Pollution. The EPA pulling the plug on three million gallons of Toxic mine waste- into the Animas river in Colorado, just as Jupiter (BIG) moved into the clean up your act- sign Virgo. Did anyone get fired? I do wonder. The way things are going down these days, one needs to stay busy to not become depressed. Work is a salve for the soul. Not for everyone mind you~ some people are into couch potato energy. They likely aren't doing what they love. And its going to be vital that you do what you love for the next 12 months. Otherwise, its going to feel like eating cardboard. Very bland. You'll be a whiner, and complaining will replace doing what you love.

 Complainers are so, because they've not tapped into what they love-!  Well, some people do love to complain. And at times one DOES HAVE A DUTY to complain! But that alone won't change things~ complaining stirs up the pot. It can sometimes result in some serious action. There were some very unhappy Grad students at the University of Southern California that not only complained- they ALL dropped out of the MFA program ~ AT ONCE. Because? The school wasn't listening to them- and their valid complaints. Somehow - someone FORGOT that they were there FOR the students, not the other way around. Change can be in our favor when we tap into our voice- and match it with action. Someone needs to tell this to the USA government- because they too have forgotten about the American people, the ones that they are here to SERVE.

Thank God Jupiter has moved from Happy -pay attention to me- to HOW CAN I BEST SERVE? Virgo. Seva (service), team work, digging out the weeds, fixing up the joint, getting on a GOOD diet, cleaning out closets,cabinets,garage and the junk in your mind- never was this so much fun. Really, making your life more stream line- effective and efficient really does have its rewards. It really is time to "clean up your act"~ period. No more excuses. If you pass by this path to improve your lot, you'll be sorry, because it really is easier than you think, (once you get in the grove) and you'll have to wait 12 more years if you give into the lazy vibe and don't make changes now.  Jupiter runs in a 12 year cycle.

We are going to be getting a big dose of Virgo - in Sept. Not only with the Giant planet Jupiter in Virgo- but we have a Solar Eclipse in Virgo at 20 degrees next month. So...... getting organized and compartment figuring it out- will be very much in the forefront of every one's mind.  So will Unions. Worker's RIGHTS. And how important BEES really are. The DETAILS will matter. Picky, Picky Picky. The Earth will be getting our attention even more (is that possible?) with how we grow our food, and what's tainted it and how to drag out those who thing they know best, when in fact the only thing they are concerned with is money and greed. Virgo likes things refined and simple. LESS IS MORE.

Nothing happens in isolation in the cosmos. Everything modifies everything else. While Virgo in Jupiter is skipping along this path for the next 12 months- (or doing the slow contemplative meditation walk) he'll be also striking a deal to become stronger with Pluto to 'get to the bottom of this waste'. As he begins to oppose Neptune, there will be no place for liars who've cooked the books to hide. Areas that will become TIGHT- are "worker compensation laws" and parasites who live off the system- because they've not discovered what they love (couch potatoes). Our welfare systems will be reviewed. And we might see a lean in towards socialism but with a twist of you still have to put in an eight hour day- and who really deserves a summer off? Certainly not our congress!!!!!!! The gap between the corporation greed and the rest of humanity is going to be picked at, until its made right. And yes, Virgo Sun Bernie Sanders is gaining ground. (dob -8th Sept 1941- he's ripe for success). Sanders is the three of Diamonds in the cards- "let's make a WORKING deal".

When Saturn re-enters Sag- mid- Sept........THAT'S when its going to get real interesting- around the areas of higher education, profits of education to benefit the top tier and not the student (we will see student protests in the next year- simply not paying back your student loans is going to create a monster snake hill). The vaccine debate will heat up. All of this is because Virgo in Jupiter will square off with Saturn in Sagittarius. Little guy vs the big guy. Remember what I said about LESS IS MORE. One small act of defiance CAN bring the house of cards tumbling down. Remember Gandhi's Salt march ?

When you find yourself a bit frustrated in the next few months, when things "seem" to be blocked, or actually are blocked- my advice is CLEAN THE FLOORS. Get out that bucket and water and soap and clean the floors. Give away a book to a homeless person. Plant a seed in your front yard- a Mango seed, a lemon seed a cherry seed. Whatever tree you want to see grow. Don't have a front yard? Plant a seed in a tiny container in your window seal. When it is big enough put it on the porch. When it needs ground- find someone who has a yard and give it to them. WORK IT. Collect seed beads. You collect enough you can create something beautiful. Work is GOD for those who plug into the joy of it. It will bring you some relief from the ever chatting mind stream of worry.

Tips for the signs: (read your rising sign too if you know it).


Aries-   Clean up your diet. Exercise. Manage your anger.

Taurus- What can you do for your lover? Child? Create path? Give what you want to get.

Gemini- Stop with the multi choices and just CLEAN ONE Drawer. Help your Mom/Dad. Focus is on Roots/home.

Cancer- Take a class in improvement- of- your mind/body/soul. Road Trips!

Leo- Ask for the raise AFTER you give 500 percent to the job for five months.

Virgo- Yes, it is about YOU now, and YOUR skills. Milk it for all its worth. Your time to shine is NOW.

Libra- Look at your need to keep the harmony- when conflict would actually bring spiritual growth.

Scorpio-Join the organization that speaks to your cause. Run with a pack of wolves, you get more done with others.

Sag- Publish your story. Stick to the finer details. Walk the talk.

Capricorn- Serve your God without fanfare or needing accolades. Give to charity. Travel. Let go of your dogma.

Aquarius- Bury the past. Let go of all that you think you know. Be willing to RECEIVE.

Pisces- Love your partner. Take your ideas to public. Crowd sourcing IS for you!


But whatever you do- to work it- remember you can take a rest, even if its just the afternoon nap now and again.



photo: ulysses working the dome c. parker mcphinney 2011.




Sunday, July 12, 2015

 

Straight "F's": Food, Family, Feelings



JULY is FOOD/FAMILY/FEELINGS month. What you put in your head, body, heart has a direct connection to how you "feel". SO many planets in Cancer right now. The Sun, Mercury, Mars- all saying- "what gives you that secure feeling?". You'll be craving that in super doses. WHO you hang with also has a super sensitive factor while we are swimming in the water sign - cancer.

Mars will be in the sign of Cancer all month- even into August. Mars certainly isn't at home there. Tends to 'need' more comfort food. Can be very emotional. About everything, but especially- home, food, family.  So watch it if you are prone to eating eating eating to 'fill up' a void that's really about fear. Create some healthy boundaries around your desires. Sometimes we just have to FACE the fear!  That actually puts you in a place of developing strength; you can begin to work on a solution instead of focusing on 'what if there's not enough food, love, money...'  

I am hear to tell you- We've been here before!~  Last time Mars traveled through the sign of cancer was the Summer of 2013. If you are reading this- you still have a computer and you survived that last two years. See? You do get through it all. Especially since THEN we were in the building of Uranus sq Pluto cycle. Well, its still happening (waning though) and this month we will get a shake up with it- but the difference is that - you've had plenty of practice. So, what to expect?  When Mars gets to the 15-20 degree of Cancer- the tests will begin. Maybe even the FINAL test! Diploma time. (can you be diplomatic enough to embrace the good with the bad?) OR the 'openings for change and new horizons- that actually can set you free!  This will be July 14th - July 22nd. Big stuff then.  That's also the week of a new moon. (new plans around food, home, security, and what feeds you emotionally as well as figuratively). How to sit at the dinner table with people who you don't always share the same political/social/ or even ideology views with. It means you have to just not be emotionally involved with THEIR POV. Let them have the views they want. Keep yours. Be mature emotionally.  All that water cancer energy is moving towards a trine with Saturn in Scorpio-  WE CAN ALL GET ALONG- if we let the past go AND want to.  But if we continue to dredge up that 'story' of the past- no one is ever going to build trust; In the family, community or the world. And sometimes, when you realize there is no meeting ground- best to just cut the ties. Build a strong fence.

Lots of 'family reunions' take place in the summer. (in the northern hemisphere). You can avoid the pain of the past, by not partaking in the foods that upset your stomach. Learn to control your intake.

Bigger picture: Venus (love and money, love of money, love of art, art in money-what you VALUE). 

 Venus is the spotlight planet this month. She's going retrograde.  At zero Virgo.  July 25th.  She does a sweet little twirl in Virgo for just six days- before returning into the sign of QUEEN LEO on Aug 1st.  Sept 5th she stations direct.  Basically, this means- all summer and some of fall she'll be in the sign of Leo. Fire baby fire! Strong emotions around love. Treat your loved ones with royal swagger and in most esteem ever- or ---- just be prepared to be ignored by Queen Leo. Puny efforts at love are not rewarded with this placement. Leo loves romance. Loves, LOVES to be 'courted'. If you can't summons the courage of heart to take a risk on love, then get thee to the outhouse. 

Such fun it will be while Venus is in Leo- as she'll be blowing kisses over to Uranus and he'll be blowing them right back! (this WILL BE FUN!!).........Not to forget that the last thirty days of Jupiter in Leo (not to be repeated until 2027) will add depth to the love bug. Expanded travels can be part of romantic plays. However, Saturn in Scorpio- will keep the frolicking to a sensible level. So if you can't get to Bali just yet, perhaps a weekend to the secret hideaway will have to do!

In matters of art creations- don't skip on the tools you use. QUALITY is the name of the game.  AUTHENTICITY AND SUBSTANCE are what fuels love and creativity for July-Aug. 

As expected we are seeing lots of High end weddings in the news. This will continue. Like I said- Venus in Leo- is very very QUEENLY. 

Uranus will also turn retrograde this month- on the 26th. Excellent time to 'rework friendships and love'.......as a matter of fact expect lots of 'old loves' to return to the picture. A review of what went wrong can maybe mend a fence or two. However as long as Venus, Uranus and Saturn are all retrograde- unless a fundamental change has truly taken place it won't hold.  So review your needs make sure you are speaking the same language and both parties are truly willing to work at having the love expand. Otherwise very deep wounds can be created; they will fester and follow you. So act with up-most awareness ! This is true of business partnerships as well as romantic ones. Also- rework- old art projects! Pull out the 'that didn't work' and see if a new approach can utilize a finish product that you are happy with. Blend a bit of experimental flavor to all your creative endeavors.

 The student of life, that puts heart first, and approaches the next month with earnest enthusiastic effort- doing ones best- that person, will be given straight A's ! Honor Roll (role) status! 



 






 








Wednesday, June 10, 2015

 

inner stillness ; the view



"Never fear chaos because out of chaos something is always born. Instead of worrying about a chaotic situation, I await the birth. When your mind becomes chaotic-or when my mind is- it is because it is impossible to see the whole." ~ Carl Payne Tobey

(From: The Astrology of Inner Space)

Welcome.

Back.

Inside of you is a space that you can lean on in times of confusion. The trick is to make friends with this inner self. Greet it like a grandma/pa that is all knowing and all hugs!

Many MANY opportunities to look 'inward' now.  We are still in the Mercury retrograde cycle. Mercury will station direct on June 11th. STILL..........BE STILL.  Don't rush out to manifest or 'fix' what confusions happened in the last three weeks. Digest them for another week. Contemplate your role in the dramas and misunderstanding if these have transpired. BE clear before attempting to 'clear it up'.

Friday, the 12th of June, Neptune stations retrograde. This is actually a wonderful time to dream - inside your own INNER world. Not projecting it OUTSIDE OF THE SELF.  Take stock of what you can develop behind closed doors now. Keep some of your dreams to yourself. We live in a world where there is very little left to the imagination, all is shared - INSTANTLY. Every single fantasy and detail of life, is shared on Facebook, tweeter, 60 minutes! Our private lives do not exist if you are constantly telling the entire universe things that maybe~ COULD BE KEPT PRIVATE. KEPT SACRED. MADE SPECIAL. Celebrated in private. Like the secret hideaway you had as a kid.

Saturn is moving back into Scorpio on Sunday, June 14th. This should help in honoring private moments as such. Developing a bit of decorum. What was going on Mid- Dec. 2014? That can be revisited. What are your guidelines/boundaries in intimate arrangements? What responsibilities do you need to face up to?- how to mature concerning your sexual energy?  What elder in the family NEEDS your support and can count on you to BE THERE?  The last four months of Saturn in the last degree of Scorpio will separate the boys from the men, the adult from the rebellious (don't fence me in) teenager. If you can't be there for the one that gave you support in YOUR life- (aka- parents, grandparents, any elder in your world)~ expect that same to meet you when you're unable to care for yourself- by yourself.

 Scorpio energy really is an 'old-soul' kind of vibration. Its serious and loyal- sometimes obsessive, and even cruel when in the lower manifestation- but Scorpio energy is: "NO ONE LEFT BEHIND" and especially in Saturn. So, if you've not grown up yet, and you are past 28, get ready to learn some hard lessons in accountability. Saturn also rules - THE RULES.  Scorpio is debt.  The rules are going to be review. I still say the Feds are going to look at interest rates. We got a problem here- "STUDENT DEBT".......isn't going to just 'dissolve'.......you can't garnish a paycheck for student loans, when there isn't one. So, sexual behavior, debt, elders, are on the agenda for the next months. Its not all gloom-doom......its simply - find a balance! Real estate numbers will be tweaked, and one might find some good deals with 'fixer-uppers' now, or fore-closers that have been sitting for way too long. Saturn will return to Sag, on Sept 17th. Until then, People born  with planets in the last degrees of Scorpio, Taurus, Leo and Aquarius- have a chance to build from a new foundation. This "chance for a new life" won't return for 28 years. For some, not in their life time again. STAND TALL, and KNOW YOURSELF and YOUR LIMITS.

Now, for some light-hardheartedness.......BIG HEART action is happening all month! Venus is in LEO--- ! Romance and declarations from a big and OPEN heart.......... and you know what? Its needed! Splash that love of yours with daring sweet nothings~~~ sing out and skip with the joy of shared love.  Be child like in fearing nothing and giving all. Venus will be moving towards a lovely, most marvelous trine (flow) with Uranus.......and its a great combo of a loving friendship that shines for all to see. This energy will become more apparently toward the Summer Solstice....... which is on Father's day this year. Exact time- 9:38 AM PDT on the 21st of June.

On the 24th of June, Mars (action) will move into Cancer........so DAD, is going to be in the kitchen more and more! (maybe just eating, but .... it could be to cook too!)

Mars in Cancer - is self-protective and very much wanting emotional security. So while Mars visits Cancer- (until Aug 8th) Take the action -towards family matters, the home front, and also unite to make a more solid base for yourself. DIY projects work well with Mars in Cancer.... especially building a home based business. I am sorry to say the water wars will continue.

Until we get back to 'basics' and 'balance' we will continue to feel the chaos energy of the unknown, and somewhat insecure. The answer to this challenging time that we all live in, is to anchor yourself to the people and values that you believe in. The 'unknown' is always there; the way to see in the dark- is to stand still, listen hard, and breath deep. Then peace will descend and the inner eye will guide you to the light.

May your Summer be BRIGHT!





Monday, May 11, 2015

 

words to duel over







7:40 pm PDT on May 11th  (master number day)  Mars enters Gemini.

Mars will link up with the twin sign for just over six weeks. During this period you can discover just how many words can put you in a funk, thrill, or war. It may be only one word that does it- or a monologue of them.  But be certain, words do hold big sway right now, and they will have you  going through a dictionary of emotions.  All of this is of course compounded because Mercury is also in Gemini (home place) and so, the fluid energy of the POWER of words (I didn't say truth) to move people into rebel mode will be profound. Panties will get twisted. YOU SAID WHAT? will be uttered often. Gift of the gab might not be so.

Words are the result of the abc (always,being,continual) of thought. Ideas, concepts, contracts, and contradictions all begin in the mind. And the mind is a unreliable source of information, because of its very nature. That nature of the mind is  like a mad monkey. Zooming here and there on a thread of fleeting images. SERIOUS Fiction writers will do well the first week of Mars in Gemini- as he moves towards a opposition to Saturn (go, stop, go, stop, I said GOSTOP!). Right after that green/red turns to purple confusions Mars lines up with a square to Neptune........WHAT EXACTLY WAS SHE/HE SAYING? IS THAT A LANGUAGE?  Yes, it is- its called double talk. It will be fluently flying out of people's mouth.

What's a sane person to do?


STICK to the contract you made. Let the fools who lie hang themselves. They will. Law of the Universe- you put out crap- you get it back.Maybe not at that very second, but one day, when you least want to face yourself, the mirror of your words will meet you ..... and they will be as nice as you've been. 

 "Deception, Deception, Deception" ~The Glass Menagerie. (JoAnne Woodward at her best in the Tennessee Williams master piece-read it, or watch it- or both!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDPMBDiwL0M


Some people never lie directly. They are way too clever for that. They say just enough to leave you with the 'impression' that they wish you to have. They let you come to the false conclusion without having to lie. And yet, most people figure out this game. And it is a game to people who do it.

Mars in Gemini is a supporter of mind games.  I suggest pulling out the chess board and growing some new branches in your brain for the next six weeks. Buy a supply of good pens and nice paper and learn how to write well. (They don't teach that in school anymore- I think that they might have a 'how to text' class though).

Mars is about speed and Gemini is thoughts and words and so the mouth might not be able to keep up with the brain and thus you will have to S-L-O-W down.......not something people want to do much these days. Its all about how fast you can text, how soon you can be done with the communications, and back to staring at your facebook information overload.

 Its not good enough to have just a great idea anymore. Now you must pitch it, pin it, share it with facebook, twitter, etc. etc.  and instant gram it to the entire universe to sell it. Exhausting.  See what trouble the mind can get you in? A simple face to face conversation really seems like an old fashion joy. You have a voice! And its got great tone to it- I never knew! We only communicated by short hand. ! I thought you didn't speak. So few people do that these days. And listening - what's that? Never heard of it!

So where has all this speed of thoughts gotten us?  Information highway overload toxic disease!

Its going to become very clear we are due for a break from the onslaught of pins, instant nothings that saturate our brains at zillion speeds of light every second of every waking moment. I am tired just writing a blog about it!


Let us move on.

Mercury will station retrograde on 18 May - 11th June. 


Take plan A,B, and C on vacation with you.  Try not to multitask for three weeks. Try instead to concentrate on ONE project.

See where all the avenues of ONE idea can go. Explore the nature of your mind.  Do work with your hands. Create something out of nothing. Reread some classics.  Turn off the TV.

Jupiter will make happy with Mars. So yes, get out and PLAY. Or go see one!

Venus is in foodie Cancer until June 5th.  This is a great time to explore what security is to you- how you bond with others and what feeds your soul. Its a great time to enjoy water - a big body of one or a just bubble baths.

We live in a world that doesn't want you to slow down- and yet, while the planets are visiting signs that might speed things up for us, I say- SLOW DOWN.  Go real real slow this month and in June. 

So the fast one gets the bone? Well, I for one would rather have a life.

Stop and STARE at the flowers. They are tiny miracles. Remember that you too are a miracle. Life itself is a miracle. And the biggest miracle we all need right now is to become deaf to the information overload syndrome.

So make your fight one that is about taking your life back by putting down your 'information phone' and speaking the real language of life- SILENCE.  Then you will really be listening. 



 















Saturday, April 04, 2015

 

its a circus out there!~ have a twirl


Today is the TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE!  The degree is 15 Libra. (rounded off).....its ALL about compromise- and sharing with others the joy of life, while also being true to yourself. We need each other. Its said that Divine separated from himself (created man/woman) in order to experience himself. We are mirrors for each other- when we 'feel' in love.......we are literally loving ourselves. The mirror of 'other' is most helpful to go deep. Without it, yes, you can love yourself- but you will have a very different growth experience. Not everyone is meant to have a domestic partner- but we all need other people in our lives! There are lots and lots of ways that we 'partner'........ life is meant to be a shared event.

This eclipse is also about the JOY of shared love. Libra is ruled by Venus. And currently Venus is in TAURUS- who just loves to love! (I hear Donna Summer's singing in the background- 'Love to love you Baby!).......... Funny thing about Lunar Eclipses is- that they are full moons- shedding light, except there are sun glasses on, defusing that light a bit. Maybe even BLOCKING what you don't really wish to see.

 What's gotten out of balance in your partnerships? Where are you feeling more like you are just rowing the boat by yourself and your 'other' is enjoying but not fully "there"?  Maybe you have a nice balance going on and you are able to share the give and take- then this eclipse will deepen the love! Otherwise, there will be some adjustments that must be made (compromises) or maybe even time to face up to the mirror and see you do not see/feel the love- and how you must let go and cut some ties in order to experience joint partnership with some marvelous being waiting for you to cross their path. Maybe your business partner has gone and spent all the reserve, maybe you realize that your partnership at work is about being taken for granted, and you need to speak up.  Partnerships of EVERY KIND can change very FAST during an eclipse period.........up to six months we will see re-arrangements happening.

What we mustn' do - is sit on needs. Everyone has a need that sometimes doesn't get met. I'm not talking about that- Eclipses have us do a LONG OVER VIEW.........in the long overview- what is going on with you and everyone else that makes up your life? How can you find the path to joint needs being met? The world would be very boring if we were all 'the same'.......this is an excellent time to do a course correction in the direction that your life is going and how you 'relate' (or don't) to ALL the areas of your life that have felt STUCK.

Life IS a circus. WATCH the show! It can be funny and filled with humor if we search for the humor! Jupiter is the planet in charge of helping us laugh~~ and Jupiter is moving in forward direction on April 8th! Do I hear an "AMEN".......SAY IT.....LOUDER!  Jupiter will help us see the blessings we have........the biggest blessing is - that when we find ourselves at an uncomfortable cross road (as March was a humdinger of a month!) that we can count at least ONE or TWO things that have graced our difficult time. Maybe we developed a greater understanding of the troubles that others have, when we go through a rough patch ourselves......You lose your job, then suddenly you have a great insight that - well, yes, that's gone- but........hey I can learn to grow my own food! Or- losing your job puts you on a new path you wouldn't of considered without being pushed.  I do suggest seeing lots of comedies while we get through this period of major shifts- that MANY are feeling.

Jupiter also makes a great tie with the Lunar Eclipse today. Its really is about JOYFUL OPEN HEART. Jupiter is currently in Leo- and that is very much about the heart. An open heart will guide you to the path that is yours!  Sometimes we have to experience what we don't want to KNOW what we do! And to discover that is to:  CELEBRATE!!!!!!  IF you don't know what you want or need - how on earth are you ever going to allow it to manifest?  Don't block your own path!

TWIRL AND TAKE A NEW VIEW!

VENUS will enter into the sign of Gemini on the 11th of April.  How do I LOVE thee? Let me count the ways! Add to your library- or start your own book. Write a day blog on things to be HAPPY ABOUT. Share your ideas with many. Move the mind toward what CAN be done, not what isn't happening. Learn to juggle not only colorful balls in the air, but also your negative mindset. Move past the 'no's to the 'yes'..........try new things in the month of April. Don't let the headlines of the world's suffering close your heart. Start writing your own news- that of what you want to create in your life= NOW!

So here's to lots of 'twirling' !

photo-  "Columbina" taking a twirl c. parker mcphinney




Wednesday, March 04, 2015

 

FULL THROTTLE

In honor of today's Venus conjunction to Uranus in Aries........(sudden awareness of the many NEW ways one can express creative energy and LOVE)........we are going to have a VISUAL astrology blog for March.

Because, THIS is a month that will shift the floor under you..crack open your heart...there is NO place that will not be 'touched'  by the winds of change~ and the best place of shelter is the cosmic heart.

Hopefully, you have lots of faith, trust and good family members,(our fur family counts) to share the amazing stories that will unfold. Some will be super endings, so that the new life can begin.......what cross you have to bear or carry, do so with inner strength and the knowledge that all that is going down or up, is part of a shift that is bigger than you ever thought. Bigger than you, and me. So, if at times you feel you aren't even the toenail of an ant, then know-you are right with the energy. Masterpieces and true love will manifest but first...................moving...moving...moving...















 Can you relate to this?  YOU ARE NOT ALONE..........

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5MdFdAe_JY



And then the Solar Eclipse of March 20th......at 29 degrees Pisces.....

it could be this......











or this.........






The next few weeks will be intense......but once we've cracked the safe.........the real gems are discovered within..........











Friday, February 06, 2015

 

Year of the GOAT! (go at ~ it )

 





February's first eleven days are with Mercury in continued retrograde, and thus still a great time to review your goals, clean out closets, revisit long term goals and wishes. Explore how they might be revised, dropped or just kept on the back burning for now. That doesn't mean we are without movement. Sometimes just 'watching' is to gather strength and center oneself.

Life is what you forge for yourself, balanced with what the Universe plants in your path. THAT means you need to become familiar with the tools which will help you implement your dreams and goals for 2015 and beyond. Without tools we are left helpless to just keep the dreams in the head.  What are the best tools?   IMAGINATION! You have to dream it up,  SEE IT, BELIEVE IT, and ALLOW IT, (accept that you deserve it) before there is any possibility of it becoming a reality. Away with the thoughts that something is impossible.

 You think OBAMA thought that way? No. He did not. That's why he's in his second term as the first 'person of color' leading the United States of America. His color is - COURAGE!  Next tool: FORTITUDE. Without this tool, you'll still be talking about what you'd do given the chance. It is UP to you to carve out that chance by working toward it. Research is an excellent friend. And its so easy now, with the internet. Unless you don't know how to read, and don't have fingers you have no HUGE barriers. 

Research is also a great use of mercury retrograde periods!  So use the first two weeks of this month to further your data bank with the hows, whats and wheres of your dream list.

Old friends might just pop in to assist! Networking is also another great tool in your box of creative manifestation. The "power of many" rule. Bounce ideas off of the people in your world that you trust to have keen eyesight. 

 Mercury will station direct on the 11th. Wait a few days until you sign on the dotted line... Let Mercury get the car in gear before you zoom to your destination.

We have a lot of Pisces energy in the sky right now. Venus, Mars, Neptune and Chiron are all hanging out together until the 3rd week. 
This quartet gets on well. Especially in the area of imagination. So fuel the visions that you have with your own originality, be like the 2.00 bill.....(yes, they are still around, got one in the mail today!) set yourself apart from the masses!! BE TRUE TO THY OWN SELF.......LOVE YOURSELF!!!! 

Healing is attributed to Chiron and so with love (Venus) plus action (Mars) and  Grace (Neptune) past doubts and wounds CAN be made 'useful' instead of just needing a thicker band-aid. Sometimes the deepest events in our lives can actually be turning points. This is not to say its not hard. Just knowing that there is SOME purpose for them, can give a philosophical perspective. Romantic love can be as healing as any kind of love, so don't shun it, if you are lucky enough to have it in your life. LOVE is a healer in all forms. But, try to put a bit of boundary on the expectation that it be 'given' in such in such way, thus you will side step disappointment.

Rescue an animal if you need some lovin' and no human is around on Valentine's day. Fur love is actually sometimes the most loyal.  And those eyes! Everyone knows the look of a dog towards his master.....most people won't allow themselves to surrender to that level of devotional love, much less be expressive with it! But a dog? You'll get that LOVE LOOK every time you walk in the door, even if you've only been gone to take out the trash.. the wag of the tail......the glee......."OH, YOUR BACK, I SO MISSED YOU THESE FEW MINUTES! You know it makes your heart shine to be greeted with unedited love.

Your enemies.........fear, faithless friends, and painful memories of failure- (they come in masquerade, rip that MASK away!) What is a faithless friend? One acts behind your back, instead of HAVING YOUR BACK.  Fear? - its  imagination used backwards- conjuring up the negative and believing it to be true, BEFORE you take action. And everyone has a bank load of assorted painful events that have happened. Let go of these useless stumbling blocks! YOU DON'T HAVE TIME for them!  Because when Mars and Venus get to Aries its going to be the start of the RACE!

Mars enters Aries (OH, HE LOVES THAT PLACEMENT- War drums/passion -fast and fury) on the 19th-  just after the New Moon on the 18th. NEW STARTS... And also on the 19th- We celebrate the Chinese New YEAR--- YEAR OF THE GOAT.....(they will eat anything, but YOU should not!)  Then Venus and Mars hold hands on the 21st, as Venus rushes to meet her yang counter part....its going to be a very "PASSIONATE" week.....love at first sighting....to say the least. Give expression to the steam,(take an art class with fire involved- live dangerously- express your love!)  as otherwise it could turn into anger or frustration. WORK OUT! And WORK IT OUT!  Venus and Mars in Aries means - new love, new starts.....this can mean you and your beloved reach a new level of love, or you can't, (anything that you can walk away from without giving it your all, likely didn't mean much to you in the first place)-and if  "working" isn't- check for greener pastures. THEY ARE IN ABUNDANCE this month and in March too!

I expect with this line up of Aries energy- the Oscars are going to be all about- "AMERICAN SNIPER"......With the USA chart having a very active Mars (that's why we are always instigating war as a solution) this film is very much tied to our 'gun supporting country'.  Live by the sword and die by it. He did. Interestingly, Chris Kyle was a sun sign Aries.

The month will end with grounding Saturn fueling our urge to build a foundation which we can rely on. One that gives us a renew hope; Be it a home, belief, or partnership.  This month will set in motion new roadways cleared by the inner goat that has tirelessly worked to remove the shrub blocking the glorious view.















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