The Desire to Move Forward
By Misty Kuceris ©2015
As the month of February begins, Mercury is still retrograde. It went retrograde on January 21, 2015 and won’t go direct until February 11, 2015. This means that while you may try to start new projects before February 11th, you may have to go back and re-evaluate your procedure. You’ll find that you need to make changes in order to keep on track. Also, since Mercury is in Aquarius, make certain that you stay current with all your computer protections since there will be attempts to hack into various systems.
With Venus forming a conjunction to Neptune on February 1st you need to be very careful with your finances. There are hidden costs involved. It’s also possible that other people are deceiving you about the various fees and charges attached to any major purchase.
You also need to be very careful in your relationships with other people. You may feel as if you’ve met the right individual when all you’ve really met is someone who is trying to please you and not reveal his or her true nature.
This is a great day for artistic and spiritual pursuits since you will be tuned into the higher conscious mind. Listen to your inner guidance. It can be very accurate when it comes to creative endeavors.
Emotionally you want to be generous when the full Moon occurs on February 3rd because the Moon is in Leo. Personally though, you would rather be left alone to deal with your own personal situation. The Moon does trine Uranus and the Sun sextiles Uranus, so it becomes easier for you to understand the importance of putting your needs ahead of others if you really want to help other people. By understanding your needs, you know how to give advice without taking on the person’s karma or situation. Also, the Moon forms a quincunx to Pluto indicating that you don’t want other people to manipulate you, especially when you want to help them. So, this full Moon is a good time to learn how to read other people and help them without losing yourself. This is especially true since the Moon also forms a quincunx to Chiron and a yod is created between the Moon, Pluto, and Chiron.
February 4th could be a tiring day when Mars forms a quincunx to Jupiter retrograde. You may feel as if you just can’t focus your energy. It’s not really a good time to start a new project because you’ll be all over the place. And, be very careful with commitments. You’ll be excited about new ventures but you won’t be able to put them all into action because your approach is too scattered and there are too many things that you want to do. You almost feel like that scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz. “Parts of me are there, parts of me are here, parts of me are everywhere.”
As February 5th begins, Venus forms a sextile to Ceres at 4:43 am EST and you feel as if you can achieve a lot in life. This is a nice time to think about what’s important to you and how you want to approach life. While you’re looking at how to approach life, consider where you may need to make compromises in order to achieve your goals.
Ceres forms a square to the Moon’s Nodal axis later in the evening on February 5th. But this will actually help you understand how to approach life. You may feel tension between what you want to hold on to and what you want to move forward with. This tension can actually help you balance your past with your future aspirations. And, it can also help you understand how relationships in your life can either help or impede your progress. You may even decide that some relationships aren’t worth keeping in your life.
Understanding your needs continues on February 8th as Venus forms a sextile to Pluto. You’re able to focus on important things in your life. You have the drive you need to accomplish things. You’ll even have a better understanding of your financial needs. This can also be a very good day for relationships and establishing your place in the world.
When Venus forms a conjunction to Chiron on February 9th, you can take all that information that you’ve learned and find a way to bring healing into your life. This could be a day to relax and do things for yourself. Or, it could be a day to release anger that stands in your way and create healing in relationships that didn’t seem to go anywhere. By the end of the day you’ll see just how much pain you’ve been able to release from your life.
After all these great days you’ve experienced for thinking about your goals and deciding how to move forward with your life, February 10th becomes a day for re-evaluation as Venus forms a quincunx to Jupiter retrograde. That’s not really a bad thing. You can determine how you want to move forward. But, you can also re-evaluate whether your initial strategy was really the right one. If not, you can make those changes today.
Mercury in Aquarius turns stationary direct on February 11th. It went retrograde while in Aquarius on January 21, 2015. This may have been a difficult retrograde period when it came to electronic appliances and equipment in your home if they were old. You may have also heard about several computer attacks or other ways people have been trying to spam you. However, you may have been able to avoid that problem if you addressed it before Mercury went retrograde in January.
During the retrograde time period, you had the opportunity to think about new ways of implementing old ideas. You had the chance to meditate on various possibilities and perhaps even come up with new solutions. It may not have been the time to implement them, but now is the time. It’s important to take your time if you want to implement something new. That way you’ll be certain that you’re on the right track.
If you were too overzealous in your approach to new things in life, you may find yourself pulling back as Ceres forms a square to Uranus on February 12th. You want to move on with new things, but now you’re wondering whether that’s such a good idea. Perhaps you wanted to make some changes in your environment and now you’re concerned that those changes are too drastic. Or, perhaps you thought of holding on to things and now you realize that those items are standing in your way. Pay attention to any tension that you’re feeling today because there’s a message there and a clue on the best way to proceed.
When Ceres forms a conjunction to Pluto, as it does on February 15th, that’s important because of the symbiotic relationship the planets have. This time, however, it’s even more important because its energy will still be very active in the new Moon chart that occurs on February 18th.
Ceres and Pluto have an interesting relationship in that one represents the power of the mother while the other represents the power of the husband. It’s possible that there’s a power struggle in your family dynamics because both the matriarch and the patriarch want to rule, but not together. On the other hand, it could represent national power struggles between different political parties.
Personally you need to understand how important your role is in society. You need to decide whether you will rule your life with compassion and strength; or, if you will rule your life with specific rituals and rules. Both actually have a form of strength to them. But, one is based in the past while the other is based in the future. The key is to find a way to balance ways of ruling your life and not letting one gain dominance over the other.
On February 17th, Chiron forms a quincunx to Jupiter retrograde and you start feeling the energy of a yod which will culminate tomorrow, after the new Moon, with Ceres forming a quincunx to Jupiter retrograde. This is another day where you need to re-evaluate how you want to move into the future. You may have thought you had all the answers before, but not today. Today you need to consider whether some of your plans may actually cause pain in your life or the lives of your loved ones. You need to decide how you’ll move forward without creating chaos in your life or the lives of people you love.
The new Moon which occurs in Aquarius on February 18th is actually a void-of-course new Moon which occurs at 29°59”. It is just shy of being in the sign of Pisces. This is an important day for you to wrap up old things in your life. It’s also an important time period to think about how you can implement any new concepts in a spiritual manner.
One other thing that’s important about this new Moon is that the January 20th new Moon was also in the sign of Aquarius but at 0 degrees. At that time the new Moon emphasized the lesson: View life from a new perspective and let go of the fears which prevent your success. If you let go of fears last month, you will be able to implement any new concepts in a spiritual manner.
Although this is a new Moon, it’s also an ending cycle because not only is the new Moon at the last possible degree, but the Sun enters the sign of Pisces a few minutes after the new Moon occurs and Mars is getting ready to change signs from Pisces to Aries. And, don’t forget the energy of a yod that is occurring between Chiron, Ceres, and Jupiter retrograde. With all of this activity in the new Moon, it’s important to consider not only your needs, but the needs of others you love.
When the Sun enters Pisces, the Moon is also in the sign of Pisces. So, while technically this is not a second new Moon, it will feel that way. You may feel a little confused with your emotional reaction to situations. Where before you thought you knew what you wanted to do, you may feel unsure. You may even have some fears surface that you didn’t even know were there. Plus Ceres is moving away from a conjunction to Pluto which occurred on February 15, 2015. So, you may still be dealing from some fears as you try to understand which is more important: the present or the past.
The yod created by Chiron, Jupiter retrograde, and Ceres culminates on February 18th after the new Moon as Ceres forms a quincunx to Jupiter retrograde. Again it’s important to consider your future as it relates to other people in your life. You may need to modify your approach in order to make certain that your environment is secure. You may also find that you need to compromise in order to achieve your goals. Be flexible at this time: That’s important.
With Mercury forming a sextile to Saturn on February 19th, it becomes easier for you to discuss your needs and plans with other people. You may even find that they are willing to support your decisions. This is a good time for important discussions because people will understand. And, if they have any questions, you’ll have all the facts you need to back you up.
As Ceres moves into a sextile with Chiron later in the day, you are able to sort out the confusion you may have felt on February 17th and 18th when Ceres and Chiron were part of the yod created with each planet forming a quincunx to Jupiter retrograde. This is especially true since Mercury is now separating from the sextile to Saturn.
As Mars moves into its own sign of Aries on February 19th, you feel comfortable in sharing your plans. You feel good about moving on with life. You’re willing to take risks. You understand that changes need to occur. You even feel an excitement that now is the time.
Venus enters the sign of Aries on the following day, February 20, 2015. Since Venus actually moves faster than Mars, it will form a conjunction to Mars on February 22, 2015 just after midnight EST. Normally this conjunction is not that important. But, as Mars entered its own sign yesterday, Venus is entering its detrimental sign on February 20th. There is a desire to put your own needs first and this is in conflict with the desire to help other people. You want to just go out into the world and do your own thing. You don’t want to have other people tell you what to do. At the same time, you don’t want to be all alone with any of your adventures. You want other people to join you in your experiences. But, you need to make certain that you don’t just roll right other those folks. If you are sensitive to their needs, you won’t have any problems. But, if you aren’t sensitive to their needs, arguments could break out on February 22nd when Venus forms the conjunction to Mars.
As Venus starts separating from the conjunction to Mars, it makes a trine to Saturn on February 24th. However, what’s important is that Mars also makes that same trine to Saturn on February 25th.
With Venus forming a trine to Saturn, you feel good about moving forward with your life. You feel as if you know what to do and you’re willing to take the risks necessary to achieve success in your life. You might find yourself in a new relationship today. If so, it will be worth the effort to see where it’s going. And, if you were confused about your financial situation, you’ll be able to gain clarity and move forward with improving that situation.
As Mars separates from the conjunction it made with Venus on February 22nd, it still follows Venus in making a trine to Saturn on February 25th, the day after Venus made the same trine. You feel good about your choices. You feel as if you can move forward with your life. You are willing to take risks, but they are calculated risks. You’ve actually considered everything before moving forward.
Jupiter retrograde forms a quincunx to Pluto on February 27th. This is not the first time this quincunx occurred nor will it be the last time it’s occurring in this cycle. The first time this quincunx occurred was on September 5, 2014 when Jupiter was in direct motion and Pluto was in retrograde motion. The last time that this aspect will occur in this cycle is when Jupiter is in direct motion again and Pluto is in retrograde motion again on May 21, 2015.
When Jupiter forms a quincunx to Pluto, there is a need to understand how much power you want to put behind actions that promote your causes. In the business world this can be a very difficult aspect because you may be over promoting and causing more problems with your customer or clients than you want to. They may see you as over bearing.
Unfortunately, the same can be true with your personal life. You may be trying so hard to sell your side of the story that other people just don’t want to listen. They may feel that you’re justifying your existence at their expense. You may also feel disconnected from your spiritual values at this time. This is not always an easy aspect, especially since Jupiter retrograde will be forming a trine to Uranus on March 3, 2015 and Uranus will be forming a square to Pluto on March 16, 2015. Think of today as a preparation for the two aspects that will occur in March 2015. You want to understand your needs for the future so you can move without restrictions into this new area of your life. At the same time, you don’t want to create a conflict which will result in other people trying to stand in the way of your success.