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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Overnight the Moon sextiles retrograde Mercury. Normally a good time to express thoughts and feelings, they may be more tentative now. Just after dawn Luna squares Venus, bringing potential friction in relationships. Until late afternoon, the Moon then conjoins Jupiter while sextiling Neptune; optimism should be tempered by a clear focus and reality check, if necessary. Overnight Luna conjoins Pluto, bringing a strong dose of intensity to whatever is going on.

This Just In — Betelgeuse is still there.

In late 1975, Spanish General Francisco Franco lingered near death for weeks. He had been Spain’s dictatorial strong-man since the end of the Spanish Civil War in 1939. Thousands died as a result of his leadership. By late 1975, politics in the USA was settling down a bit after a few tumultuous years. Nixon had resigned the summer before, and Gerald Ford was — aside from his pardon of Nixon — a fairly non-controversial figure. The last US troops had left Vietnam in the spring, and the next election cycle hadn’t really kicked in yet (remember when presidential elections didn’t Read more…

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Dawn brings the Mars ingress to Capricorn, where he’s considered Exalted. This could be good news for those with Scorpio or Aries placements, especially rising signs. But be careful – he’s exalted there because Capricorn allows him to unleash is unfeeling ruthlessness. All day until this afternoon, we’ll feel the Moon in a trine to Venus, good for any artist, but especially visual artists and “seeing” of all types. Last night, Mercury stationed and is now retrograde. It’s very near Neptune in an echo of last year’s Mercury retrograde in Pisces. The bad news is that it’s likely to be Read more…

Saturday, February 15, 2020

The Moon in Scorpio sextile to Pluto in the first part of today allows for the investigation of deep matters. While this afternoon, she squares the Sun and sextiles Saturn, forcing us to face obligations that are yet undone. At 11:06pm the Moon enters Sagittarius, promising a bit more energetic day tomorrow.

Friday, February 14, 2020

The morning starts off with the possibility of that hangover feeling. Moon is in Scorpio for the day, and makes no early aspects. In the afternoon, she makes a gentle trine to Mercury, and this evening another gentle aspect (sextile) to Jupiter. It may not be easy, but it’s a good day to deal with talking over important, emotional issues; and a good night for self-care. Overnight, Luna trines Neptune, adding to the cocoon-like feeling of the late hours.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Yesterday’s relative quiet is countered by the pinball-like activity of the Moon, bouncing from one aspect to another for a total of 5 today as well as changing sign. Until noon, she’ll square Pluto while trining the Sun, carrying with her the possibility of power struggles, but the kind that can work out if handled well. Through the afternoon she’ll square Saturn and sextile Mars, the malefic planets. Responsibilities may be hard or painful to fulfill, but can’t be avoided. At 7:37pm, the Moon enters Scorpio, which can feel like a time to go hide in the corner after the Read more…

I’m a Sleeping Giraffe with Wind Chime rising. What’s your sign?

I recently saw a fun astrology/astronomy meme on social media. Now let me say first of all that I don’t usually like astrology memes on social media. I know that some people think that they are funny. But most of them are so astrologically inaccurate that they make me cringe. And people love to chime in with, “that’s so me!” even when it isn’t “so them” at all. It’s just another example of confirmation bias that ultimately hurts the public reputation of astrology. But this one was pure fun. It’s true. Sometimes we have to wonder “what were they thinking?” Read more…