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.

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