Forecast Feb 8-14, 2021: Riding The Lightening

The free-wheeling, freedom-loving zest of outlying, original Aquarius will get hyper-active this week when a six-planet super stellium coalesces around Thursday’s new Moon. Throw in a hearty challenge to retrograde Mercury, from a Uranus-emboldened Mars midweek, and the Messenger making three conjunctions to celestial companions, and we are in for one wild week. The action starts on Monday with Mercury’s first conjunction, to the Aquarius Sun. The sparkly, futuristic excitement that this combo would normally deliver is likely to be nullified by a moody, no-nonsense Capricorn Moon, one that will conjoin Pluto at 25 degrees on Tuesday. Support for conservative calls to maintain the status quo might be temporarily bolstered by Mars in obstinate Taurus, while the Moon is in a fellow earth sign. But after the dark Moon moves into airy, trend-setting Aquarius on Tuesday night, it will be on course to square Mars and unorthodox Uranus. That lunar ingress completes the massive Aquarius stellium, a visionary cadre intent on overthrowing all forms of oppression.

Heedless Mars typically gets blamed for all the astrological commotion, but crafty, mischievous Mercury enjoys stirring his own share of celestial pots. On Wednesday, the two are due for a showdown. Mars has been carrying a grudge since January 8th, when the two first squared. Mercury has also been stewing over something. Wednesday’s face-off takes him back to 17 Aqu 43, where he was on January 19th. In review mode since January 30th, he’s been researching the facts and compiling the evidence for the arguments he’s about to make. The most likely outcome of Wednesday’s info war is the exposure of explosive material. When the revelations come, the six planets in Aquarius, along with Mars and Uranus, are likely to agree on one thing, that it’s high time for reform.

Fortifying calls for revolution and innovation, benefics Venus and Jupiter will combine their generous forces on Thursday and usher in the new Moon at 23 Aqu 17. The imaginative, inspirational beams flowing out from this alignment are not to be missed. There hasn’t been an Aquarius stellium this large since early 1962. Under this one, the conversation that the Sun and Mercury attempted to start on Monday will find a receptive and appreciative audience. The high-voltage activity of midweek will continue dialing down in the early hours of Friday, when the Moon moves into mellow Pisces. Mercury’s next meetings, with Venus in the wee hours of Saturday and Jupiter on Sunday, are likely to be the positive, peace-making conjunctions of the week. On Saturday the Moon and Neptune will add more ease to the mix courtesy of their conjunction. Further, in the afterglow of that hookup, even rambunctious Mars will be feeling groovy, when he comes under the influence of poetic Neptune via a tranquilizing sextile. Winding down the week’s lightening rides, Saturn will slide past the shadow point of its 2021 retrograde on Sunday. That retrograde will run from May 23rd to October 10th. Perhaps the shenanigans revealed this week will find meaningful and enduring resolution under Aquarian Saturn’s capable review.

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Forecast Feb 1-7, 2021: Higher Love

“Think about it, there must be higher love
Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above
Without it, life is wasted time
Look inside your heart, I’ll look inside mine

Things look so bad everywhere
In this whole world, what is fair?
We walk blind and we try to see
Falling behind in what could be
Bring me a higher love

Steve Winwood

February 2021 may get off to a bumpy start when the Sun squares Mars first thing on Monday morning. A tussle between those two is not exactly the ideal way to begin the week, much less an entire month. However, divine intervention will arrive a few hours later, when affectionate Venus moves into altruistic Aquarius. Joining the Sun, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn, Venus will bestow a connection to what might be called the higher heart. The planet of beauty, pleasure and above all, love, is capable of not only changing the week’s tone, but setting a loftier one that will resonate until February 25th. Like a cosmic transmitter, Aquarius will broadcast these Venusian messages of love and the greater good throughout her transit. One one hand, the eleventh sign celebrates uniqueness and individual freedom. On the other, its aspirations are humanitarian and concern groups and communities. From its big picture perspective Venus will ask hearts and minds to consider alternative views. In this context, when fixed sign frays trigger conflicts, Venus, along with her celestial cadre, will clearly distinguish win/win scenarios from win/lose ones. Our willingness to take the high road will meet its first test on Wednesday morning when the Moon enters intense, fixed Scorpio.


It’s one thing to want to be a better person and to do the right thing, and sometimes it’s quite another to honestly navigate the waters of passion. Provocative Scorpio puts us squarely in touch with our feelings and emotional motives, and its waters can be dark, turbulent and downright uncomfortable. Add the tidal nature of the Moon, in this case one being barraged from five Aquarian squares and two oppositions from Taurus, from Wednesday through Friday morning. and emotions could get pretty, well, raw. But this is precisely what we’re being given to work through. After all, Scorpio is astrology’s force of purification. Its regenerative alchemy is here to transform every point of anguish into a beacon of sacred Light. Through their grace under fire square, Venus and this Moon will markedly reveal our options and their likely consequences. We’ll have to choose whether to act from the desires of the smaller self or from the wisdom the larger Self. After the Moon moves into Sagittarius, Venus will strategize with realistic Saturn on Friday night via their conjunction. Advice from sagacious, old Saturn can come in handy on Saturday, when Venus will square Uranus in earth-bound Taurus. Once again, the Aquarian halo will serve Venus, and us, well. Against chaotic Uranus, Venus would ordinarily be outmatched. But as the ruler of Taurus, her advantage comes from knowing every inch of the fixed earth sign’s terrain. With that understanding, she can adeptly locate areas for compromise, production and progress.

Forecast Jan 25-31, 2021: Deft Glassblowing

“Leo 9 Glassblowers This is a symbol of man’s inexhaustibly creative skill of hand and genius of self-application, and of his inherent urge to perform the tasks to be done and to have justification in the ideals to which he would give expression.”

The Sabian Symbols In Astrology – Dr. Marc Edmund Jones

For those who are well-versed in their studies of astrology, the concept of Sabian Symbols is familiar. For the rest, this is a body of work which assigns specific images to each degree point in all twelve signs. Thus, Leo at 9 degrees is matched with the idea of glassblowers. While this week is action-packed from start to finish, its focal point is the full Moon at 9 Leo 06. Foreshadowing it, on Tuesday, the early Aquarius Sun will square Uranus. That square and the full Leo Moon epitomize the fixed sign friction of current celestial conditions. Thursday’s full Moon will be preceded by a Venus Pluto conjunction, and succeeded by a Sun Jupiter conjunction. This lunar cycle began under a Capricorn Moon that was less than one degree from Pluto. The presence of Venus and Pluto at its zenith suggests the revelation of an important piece of that new Moon puzzle, probably one pertaining to finances. Venus rules material Taurus, from where Mars and Uranus will square this Moon. They are less than three degrees away from it, intensifying pressure and discord. In addition to the Sun, the Moon will be opposed by Mercury, Saturn and Jupiter from Aquarius. Masterstrokes on how to sort through obstacles may appear Thursday night, when the Sun and Jupiter conjoin. Both see life through the lenses of its positive possibilities. That having been said, any resistance that Mercury triggers on Friday, when it opposes the Leo Moon, should be taken into account. Mercury, after all, represents rationality and reason. On Saturday, shortly after the Moon moves into Mercury-ruled Virgo, the Messenger will begin its retrograde.

This time the backwards journey will take Mercury from 26 Aqu 29 to 11 Aqu 01, and it will last until February 20th. In review mode, Mercury will square Mars for the second time on February 10th. That square will most likely reanimate issues that arose on Jan 8th, when Mercury first entered Aquarius and initially squared Mars, on Jan 15th, when Mercury entered the retrograde zone, and from Jan 20th’s Mars Uranus conjunction. Also and importantly, Saturn’s square to disruptive Uranus will become exact on February 17th. Translation, the shock and awe are not set to relent anytime soon. On the luminous side, clever Mercury travels throughout all social spheres, counting kings, thieves, nobles and commoners among his friends. He encourages communication between parties, and applies logic. Above all, he asks us to think! To that end, this week’s full Moon, at Leo 9, offers the following food for thought:

“Here is his contribution to enduring form to things through a private manifestation of the divine breath, and a manipulation of the baser materials of life through a heat that represents his living enthusiasm. The arts and crafts of a culture are both in its first beginnings and its final testimony. The key word is DEFTNESS. When positive, the degree is an effectiveness of personal participation in everyday existence, and when negative, willful or unintelligible distortions of reality.”

The Sabian Symbols In Astrology – Dr. Marc Edmund Jones
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Forecast Jan 18-24, 2021: Making Moxie

When the Sun shifts into futuristic Aquarius on Tuesday, it will find itself in the company of Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn. Before it exits the fixed air sign on February 18th, Mercury will turn retrograde, Venus will have joined the cosmic gathering, known as a stellium, and we will have undergone a super stellium on February 11th, at the new Aquarius Moon. Translation, there’s a whole lotta Aquarius coming in, and it’s happening on a scale that we haven’t seen for decades. Quirky, rule-bending and always original, Aquarius invites us to step out of the comfort zone and into experimental realms. The sign’s ingenuity and mental acumen may prove quite handy as we navigate the kaleidoscopic and turbulent start of 2021. Our first adaptation test will come straight on the heels of the Sun’s sign change, when Mars conjoins Uranus on January 20th.


As noted previously, the combination of antagonistic Mars and unruly Uranus is a formidable one. Upsetting apple carts is the least troublesome of their favorite pastimes. Maturity isn’t their strong suit. But, from a wiser perspective, breaking new ground requires the abandonment of convention, and pushing us into beyond our current limitations is part of the unfolding celestial imperative. Uproarious Mars and Uranus are eager for the mission, and the Taurus Moon will be cheering them on. Underscoring that point, from Taurus they are challenging every single planet that transits Aquarius, via astrology’s contentious squares. The time lines of the entire year are full of the choice points that these squares will create. A critical one, and underpin of the incoming Aquarius Sun transit, is February 17th’s Saturn square to Uranus. Helpfully, this push comes to shove showdown is preceded by a much friendlier incarnation late this Friday night. That’s when Mars will square magnanimous Jupiter. Overcoming obstacles is in the DNA of optimistic, jovial Jupiter. In keen, innovative Aquarius, Jupiter, along with the other stellium members, will be revealing novel solutions. Surprisingly, their unorthodoxy will be well-matched with the moxie being stirred up by instigating Mars and his sidekick, rebellious Uranus. After all, Uranus is the ruler of Aquarius. This is certain to be one wild week, brimming and buzzing with activity, electricity and technology. If it all proves overwhelming, a restful sextile between Venus and Neptune will take place on Saturday night.

Forecast Feb 3-9, 2020: A Higher Calling

This week includes Mercury entering the zodiac’s twilight zone, Pisces, Venus emerging from the fog of Pisces and stepping into confident, assertive Aries and a full Leo moon. Pisces is ruled by Neptune, the borderless planet of infiltration, fantasy and illusion. Neptune is presently at home in Pisces. From its watery netherworlds, it is invisibly and indelibly disbursing and extending those artistic, mystical and meditative Pisces waves. For fast-moving, mental Mercury, any time spent in Pisces is like being a slow-motion, bad dream in which everyone is trying to convince you that VR is the real world. Mercury insists on the facts. Normally it speeds through a sign in about three weeks. Like last year however, this year Mercury will be in Pisces for the better part of two months. Pisces is astrology’s mutable water sign, and most of Mercury’s oncoming retrograde will be in Pisces. While Pisces fluidity can work well with Mercury’s adaptability, its vagueness can consternate analytical, technical Mercury. Successfully navigating the confusing and changing circumstances of the next two months will greatly depend on our ability to strike the right balance of their attributes.

Helping to clear our heads and to take decisive action will be Venus’s transit of Aries. Brash, bold Aries takes charge. This sign doesn’t sit around waiting for anyone or anything, and Venus will be in the cardinal fire sign until March 4th. Aries is not a comfortable place for the polite planet of beauty, pleasure and decorum. But Venus in Aries is an excellent aspect for asserting one’s needs, especially for those prone to indecision or over-giving. Adding to the willpower on tap, this week ends with a full moon in the fellow fire sign of Leo. Aries and Leo are both recognized for their natural and exceptional talents as leaders. In its highest expression, Pisces infuses us with compassion, spiritual principles and a holistic perspective. A good leader takes the opinions, concerns and aspirations of others into consideration, determines what needs to be done and acts. Aries and Leo possess remarkable courage, and above all, they are passionate go-getters. Could it be that we are now being called to be the leaders we want to see in our lives?

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Forecast Jan 27 – Feb 2, 2020: Keep Calm, Stay Rational

When the week begins with a Venus Neptune conjunction in Pisces, under an intoxicating Pisces moon, and ends with Mercury venturing into the shadow zone of its next retrograde, one that will largely take place in Pisces, the cosmos is signaling that the world is about to go, well, cattywampus. And so it is as the first month of 2020 draws to a close. Neptune, the unstable planet of art, addiction and mysticism, indulges Venusian fantasies on Monday when the two meet in Pisces. If the dreamy notions they conjure up seem too good to be true, they probably are. On Tuesday Mars forms a challenging square to Neptune. Unfortunately, the bold and boisterous planet finds itself in Sagittarius, another sign prone to exaggeration. So the start of the week is the astrological equivalent of trying to make sense of an argument between a drunk and crackhead. Thankfully, on Wednesday, the moon heads into Aries, the no nonsense sign voted Least Likely To Tiptoe Through The Tulips. This should give us a dose of clarity while we also benefit from the foresight of Mercury transiting the late degrees of intellectual, detached Aquarius. We’ll find ourselves on even more solid ground late Friday when the Moon goes into earthy Taurus, where it will spend the weekend. That Moon will square the Aquarius Sun on Saturday, ahead of an overnight Venus sextile to Pluto, in pragmatic Capricorn. While these aspects are neither easy nor breezy, they offer needed sobriety and practicality. On Sunday Mercury enters the shadow zone of its oncoming retrograde. Whatever is left up in the air at this point is likely to only become more confusing in the ensuring weeks and to linger through the end of March. Ahead of the retrograde, now is the time to get our bearings and to strategically set a course, just not right off the bat this week.

Feb 2nd Mercury enters Rx zone
Feb 16th Mercury goes Rx
March 9th Mercury stations direct
March 29th Mercury exits Rx zone

Forecast Jan 20-26, 2020: New Altitude

The Sun is heading into lofty Aquarius on Monday, and on Friday we have a new Aquarius moon. Aquarius is astrology’s outlier. Detached and cerebral, Aquarius sees the shape of things to come. It adores science and technology and has a great capacity for revolutionary thinking. Mental Mercury is also visiting the fixed air sign, creating the potential for light bulb moments to strike lightening fast. On Saturday, even more firepower comes online when Mars forms a cooperative sextile to Mercury from optimistic Sagittarius. But the red planet will find itself squabbling with Venus on Sunday when the two form a square. Fortunately, both are in flexible mutable signs, so giving peace a chance just might make it so. In addition to the Sun sign change and new moon, the week’s other beneficial offering is a sextile between money-makers Venus and Jupiter on Thursday, under an enterprising Capricorn moon. All and all, this is a great week for furthering our efforts in the arenas that are already paying off and for looking into future potentials and improvements.

Sun Into Aquarius 2020: Let There Be Lightwork

Inventive, independent Aquarius is often credited with a visionary knack for tapping into the future and setting standards and trends. As an air sign, it emphasizes the intellect and the ability to detach, both from the irrationality of emotions and from group think. Those skills will come in handy for all of us as the Sun and Mercury journey through astrology’s eleventh sign early in 2020, because late in the year, Saturn and Jupiter will enter Aquarius for much longer transits. Jupiter will be in Aquarius from December 19, 2020 until December of 2021. Saturn will explore Aquarius from March 21st through July 1st this year, and then settle in for the long haul from December 17, 2020 until March of 2023. So, true to form and for the next month, astrology’s individualistic, offbeat outlier is taking us into the future, and it would be a good idea to take note. Supporting the big picture thinking, the Aquarius Sun cycle starts with Venus in intuitive Pisces and ends with Mercury’s first retrograde of the year, also in Pisces.

Also appreciated for its capacity to give perspective, the mutable water sign of Pisces informs us through the languages of spirituality, subjectivity and art. The genius of Aquarius draws its conclusions quite differently than Pisces. But the co-mingling of planets in both of these signs during this time can produce uncanny and astonishing foresight. Venus will be in Pisces until February 7th, and Mercury will leave Aquarius for Pisces on February 3rd. Mercury is the planet that influences our thinking and communication, and it will spend an unusually long two months in Pisces, with the exception of a revisit to Aquarius from March 4th through 16th during its retrograde. That retrograde officially runs from February 16th through March 9th, but its shadow period extends from February 2nd through March 29th. The key to having a productive Mercury retrograde, especially one in spacey Pisces, lies in our ability to set clear, coherent intentions at the outset and to maintain laser focus on them for the duration.

Fortunately, astrology’s packing a sizable “get real” punch these days. Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto and the South Node are in Capricorn, and on February 16th Mars joins them. Capricorn is the cardinal earth sign, so it is particularly adept at both keeping us off the couch and at seeing that tangible results come from earnest efforts. The planets have been concentrated in the Saturn-ruled sign for months, and Saturn’s recent conjunction with Pluto imprinted 2020 with Capricorn’s seriousness. Mars is the planet of action, and its presence will further the industrious drive of Cap. It stirs our passions and its “get ‘er done” ethos is well matched to the inherent initiative taking of enterprising Capricorn. Mars will be in Cap until March 30th, kicking us in the pants throughout Mercury’s retrograde and shadow exit period. In combination, the Sun and Mercury in Aquarius instill vision, Venus and Mercury in Pisces expand our creativity and add a holistic view and Mars in Cap will add the needed push to get real stuff done. The final ingredient to this cosmic cocktail is earth-shaking Uranus.

As well as staying focused on our goals, we’ll also need to be alert to hunches, reports and opportunities we receive about shifts in the collective that will have personal implications for the years ahead. Obviously the relevance of news is unique to each of our circumstances. But “a-ha” moments will abound, and they need to be noticed. Besides the Sun and Mercury visiting Aquarius, its ruler Uranus is early into its seven-year-transit of Taurus, astrology’s fixed earth sign. Uranus is astrology’s favorite disrupter. It is a global force that brings shocks, sudden change, revolution, breakthroughs and often a lot of chaos in the process. Whether its crypto-currency in finance, vegetable-based protein in food, workers’ rights in the gig economy or renewable and alternative forms of energy, Aquarius and Uranus point to innovation. It’s important that we pay attention to oncoming changes and that we adapt accordingly, the earlier the better. In short, the dance beginning now essentially guides us through the remainder of the winter before depositing us into early spring and start of Q2 2020. Q2, featuring the onset of multiple retrogrades, including those of Venus and Jupiter, will have a very different timbre than Q1. Now is the time to bring the year’s goals and aspirations into focus.

New Aquarius Moon: On The March

Monday’s mid-degree Aquarius new moon marks the Chinese New Year (Earth Pig) and finds itself in the midst of busy personal planets with some potentially large implications. On February 3rd Venus left fiery Sagittarius for conventional Capricorn, on the 10th Mercury leaves inventive Aquarius for emotional Pisces and on the 14th Mars settles into Taurus. The trends getting underway now will reverberate throughout the year. That’s because each personal planet is pairing up with a powerhouse outer planet, Venus and Pluto in Capricorn, Mercury and Neptune in Pisces and Mars and Uranus in Taurus.

The outer planets are said to shape global events, and due to their long transits, their impact typically develops slowly. However, these unfolding alliances with the personal planets will bring their influences up close and personal. Remember that once Uranus moves back into Taurus on March 6th, the outer planets will remain in their respective signs for the next five to seven years. However, futuristic Aquarius is already giving us a glimpse onto the horizon. The fixed air sign also offers innovative solutions, ingenuity and unorthodox methodology. Ruled by erratic Uranus, it can signal a bumpy ride ahead. But, if you’ve been grappling with a tough nut to crack, this eccentric Aquarius moon may bring a blockbuster breakthrough. Either way, the new moon occurs at 1:04 PM PST on February 4th at 15 Aquarius 45.

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