“Tributaries” intaglio print by Ava Storm Reynolds
Writing these Star Signposts throughout 2020 has often been an intense, teeth-grinding, heart-pounding experience as I would seek to describe the challenge and severity of so many historic planetary transits. In my private thoughts I kept reminding myself that if I/we could get through to March of 2021, the worst would be over. Much of what had to breakdown and dissolve would be done — thanks to Pluto — in preparation for the first glimmerings of an eventual rebirth for our world as we emerged, purged of the old, ready to reinvent everything. Now we enter that March portal with this New SolLunar Cycle. Will things begin to ease? Have we really turned a corner? We shall have to see, but my own sense of renewed faith and possibility is growing day by day.
Our New SolLunar Cycle sits astronomically at the tail end of Capricorn, linked to the fortunate stars of Sadalsud and Nashira which are considered bring good luck. And as both Sun and Moon align with the asteroid of Pallas Athene which guides creative wisdom, strategy and planning, this four-week period can be highly productive as you organize or reorganize your life and work around emerging goals.
Here are a few upcoming highlights to watch. February 16 – 18 is a volatile period with the first of three history-changing squares of Saturn to Uranus taking place on February 17. June 14 will be the second square and this transit will complete on December 23, 2021. Mercury turns direct on February 20, bringing forward momentum to all. The Full Moon cresting around midnight on February 26, breaking into February 27, takes place in sidereal Leo/Aquarius and is highly festive and creative. The annual Sun/Neptune conjunction — full of inspiration and imagination — occurs on March 10.
Thank you, beloved Ava Storm Reynolds, for the use of your insightful, organic paintings. This month I am highlighting more of Ava’s art, including pieces from her Toxic Beauty body of work. Please check out Ava’s artistic vision and gifts here.
Readings and Sidereal Mentoring
My posts are based on the true astronomical alignments of the planets with the constellations, also referred to as the sidereal zodiac. As you work with and within the natural flow of time and the supportive cosmic energies that each unique SolLunar Cycle brings, life flows with more ease, grace and understanding.
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“Inverse Forest” intaglio print by Ava Storm Reynolds
New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Capricorn
At the New Moon, you are sprouting like a seed with new creative inspiration. Receive your unique insights by sitting in mediation or just be open to new possibilities arising within you from the sea of infinite creation.
Thu February 11
New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Capricorn: Our New SolLunar Cycle sits astronomically at the tail end of Capricorn, linked to the fortunate stars of Sadalsud and Nashira which bring good luck. Welcome news, right? And as both Sun and Moon align with the asteroid of Pallas Athene which guides creative wisdom, strategy and planning, this four-week period can be highly productive, full of refreshing creativity, no matter your medium, as you organize your life and work around emerging goals, shifts and moving. The Sun will soon shift into Aquarius so the coming four weeks also brings focus to our roles in the communities we want to be part of, including seeking out a new homeland. We are aligning with our future selves beckoning us forward to wonderful possibilities.
Venus/Jupiter conjunction in Capricorn: These two planets are classically defined in astrology as being “benefic”, meaning they bring favorable and positive influences into our lives. More good fortune coming our way! Good luck often appears because of all your hard effort to keep going through challenging times, choosing to stay in a positive frame of mind.
Mercury retrograde in Capricorn sextile Juno/South Lunar Node in Scorpio: This aspect brings auspicious signs or supportive relationships regarding plans you are researching or next steps you are considering.
Fri February 12
Moon in Aquarius sextile Uranus in Aries: This friendly and community-minded pairing creates positive social connections with interesting or intriguing people. Take a risk and ask someone out if you are drawn to and the answer will probably be “yes” under this open-minded, experimental aspect.
Sat February 13
Moon/Neptune conjunction in Aquarius sextile Mars in Aries: This festive aspect brings a desire to act on romantic and creative impulses. Make art, love, or celebrate and collaborate with friends and community members.
Sun February 14
Mercury retrograde/Jupiter conjunction in Capricorn: Mercury is criss-crossing optimistic Jupiter during its current retrograde. The first time was January 10, today is the middle conjunction and March 4 will be the final alignment. These dates mark turning points regarding whatever you are mentally-focused on at this time, be that a plan, sale or purchase, a goal, or solidifying a more positive frame of reference. Positive news or guidance may arrive today.
Moon/Ceres/Chiron conjunction in Pisces: This nurturing trio is empathetic and intuitive and often expresses non-verbally. It can manifest as necessary grieving, and brings out our compassionate, caring sides.
Mon February 15
Juno/South Lunar Node conjunction in Scorpio: This pairing leads to ending a relationship or the beginning of something. Alliances or partnerships you have been courting or researching can consummate today. Someone from your past may reappear.
Moon in Pisces sextile Mercury/Jupiter/Venus in Capricorn: Feel highly motivated but in a relaxed sort of way with this aspect. Listen to the emotional needs of your workers with empathy or let your boss know how you feel.
Tue February 16
Moon in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn: This hard-edged and impatient square can lead to feelings of frustration or erupt as conflicts with others. If you channel its fire and determination, you can accomplish a lot!
Wed February 17
Saturn in Capricorn square Uranus/Moon in Aries: Today marks the first square in seven years of these two giants. This historic aspect brings radical shifts to our society, often pitting the forces of revolutionary change — Uranus — with the status quo — Saturn. People will tend to take sides and battle against one another in the beginning of this aspect, but often by the end, the body politic finds ways to compromise and collaborate within an emerging field of new possibilities. They will square again on June 14 and finish up on December 23. In addition, today the hot-tempered Moon aligned with erratic Uranus in Aries acts like lighting a match to already burning tinder. Things might get explosive.
Thu February 18
Moon/Mars conjunction in Aries square Venus/Pallas Athene in Capricorn: These energies make for one more day of boiling frustrations or things coming to a head. Use the tension of this square to launch innovative art or actions that benefit society and your communities.
“Blue” intaglio print by Ava Storm Reynolds
First Quarter Moon
At the First Quarter Moon, you are called to action. The need to move forward with your recent insights can come via making a conscious choice or by challenging circumstances that require you make a move.
Fri February 19
First Quarter Moon: Moon in Taurus square Sun in Aquarius: It’s time to move forward on your emerging plan which might involve a friend, a group project or possible move to a new community. Mercury turns direct tomorrow which will also launch us forward. Shifts are happening despite recent slow-downs or frustrations. Keep the faith.
Venus in Capricorn square Mars in Aries: Venus helps you know what you want and Mars leaps into action regarding those heart desires. Today’s square pressures you to make a decision or follow through with decisiveness. Be confident in yourself but not pushy toward others.
Sat February 20
Mercury in Capricorn turns direct: Mercury has been transiting society-minded Capricorn for the past month, supporting businesses, organizations, and governments to formulate new ways of responding and manifesting goals even amidst our current collective chaos. As Mercury now leaves its reflective retrograde and turns direct, we are ready to move forward with clarity and confidence about we were contemplating this past month. Note that the shadow phase of this retrograde, which marks the full completion of this cycle, won’t be until March 12. There’s plenty of time to make things happen so be patient and take it one step at a time.
Moon/North Lunar Node conjunction in Taurus opposite Juno/South Lunar Node in Scorpio: When the Lunar Nodes are activated, big shifts occur regarding closing a door on the past and stepping into your future. This might involve signing contracts and making deals, or planning a wedding or trip with Juno, the asteroid of partnerships, involved.
Sun February 21
Venus/Pallas Athene conjunction in Aquarius trine Moon in Gemini: This exceptionally-focused conjunction highlights your creative talents and encourages you to seek out fellow collaborators for their feedback. The easy-going trine to the curious Gemini Moon helps you examine many options or possibilities, adding more positive energy to today.
Mon February 22 – Tue February 23
Moon in Gemini quincunx Saturn/Mercury in Capricorn: Hammering out numerous details or investigating possible options is wise for the next two days. There can be tension between wanting to play versus needing to work. A very busy mind has you entertaining a plethora of options.
Mars enters sidereal Taurus: Mars finally leaves combative Aries and enters grounded, stabilizing Taurus for a few weeks. More welcome news! Taurus helps us move forward with physical, financial and tangible goals.
Wed February 24
Mars in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn: This very willful, determined, positive aspect brings great strength and endurance to any activity. Push yourself to new levels of success as you feel grounded and rooted in your physical body. Take a stand. No one will push you around!
Moon in Cancer opposite Saturn/Mercury in Capricorn: The monthly transit of the Moon through Cancer helps us focus on family matters, home projects (or trigger the desire to stay home), nurturing others and oneself, craving safety and comforting foods. You might feel serious or ponderous given the opposition of Moon to Saturn.
Thu February 25
Sun in Aquarius sextile Uranus in Aries: This sunny aspect brings joy, a need for breaking free of constrictions, and experimentation in your social interactions with others. Change up your routine and surprising magic can happen.
Moon in Cancer opposite Jupiter in Capricorn: There’s more optimism when exuberant Jupiter comes knocking. But Jupiter also amplifies cravings, emotions, or overdoing things which can lead to an injury.
Fri February 26
Moon in Leo opposite Venus in Aquarius: This celebratory aspect kicks off a dynamic, playful weekend ahead, including a Full Moon that is nearly full tonight. Be spontaneous, open and exploratory in your social interactions. You may take off work early or not go in at all as you hit the road for a trip you planned.
Mars in Taurus square Pallas Athene in Aquarius: With this willful aspect, plans or strategies may change but that’s okay. Steer clear of frustration or pushing too hard so as not to break something, be that a sculpture or building project, or a relationship.
“Sunrise in Canyonlands” painting by Ava Storm Reynolds
Full Moon in sidereal Leo/Aquarius
The Full Moon is the birth point of the current SolLunar Cycle. This can be a time of celebration or crisis, depending on your life circumstance. Feel the joy and relax into new discoveries and directions.
Sat February 27
Full Moon in Leo/Aquarius: The Full Moon happening in the early morning hours takes place in sidereal Leo/Aquarius and is highly festive and creative so sing, dance, move, paint or do whatever else makes you feel joyously alive. Sleep can be challenged with so much exuberance beaming down from the heavens. Maybe you will pull an all nighter, avoiding sleep altogether as you revel with others or are consumed by a creative project. This recreational, fun-loving energy bathes our planet for a couple days so take advantage of playing as hard as your kids play.
Sun February 28
Moon in Virgo opposite Ceres/Chiron in Pisces: Things may break — all part of life — and need to be fixed under this aspect, like a plumbing fiasco — Pisces. You may experience an emotional deluge or someone close to you might need your TLC. It’s all for the best as you repair the damage or help someone begin anew.
Mon March 1
Grand trine in Earth signs: Moon in Virgo trine Saturn/Mercury/Jupiter in Capricorn trine North Lunar Node: Earth signs in astrology support making things happen in the physical dimension and help us feel stable and grounded. This hard-working, success-oriented trine helps you move forward with vitality and confidence, activated by the futuristic North Node.
Tue March 2
Moon in Libra trine Pallas Athene/Venus in Aquarius: You could wake up obsessing or disturbed about something or someone with the early morning square of Moon to Pluto. But soon this lovely trine kicks in and encourages people to want to get along, even compromise, with its harmonious tone. Art and science projects flow and flourish as well, as do collaborations.
Wed March 3
Moon in Libra trine Sun in Aquarius square Saturn/Mercury/Jupiter in Capricorn: These combined aspects are excellent for problem-solving in a collaborative way. Contract negotiations are underway with important details being decided upon. Find a professional to help you deal with a current challenge.
Thu March 4
Mercury/Jupiter conjunction in Capricorn: With this final conjunction linked to the recent Mercury retrograde, you are more optimistic about things or receive good news. The mind is super-charged and focused today as well.
Sun in Aquarius opposite Vesta in Leo: Focus on art — meaning your what brings you creative joy — as well as children or recreational goals. With Vesta in Leo, find a way to link your personal creativity in ways that benefit your community — Aquarius.
Moon in Scorpio opposite Mars in Taurus: Do you keep things simple and stable to avoid conflict or do you dive in deeper concerning issues in a relationship? This aspect is also good for dealing with one’s financial life or intimacy issues. Battles of the will are common, including with a determined pet.
“Richmond VA” intaglio print by Ava Storm Reynolds
Last Quarter Moon
With the Last Quarter Moon, you release what has been and simultaneously prepare for what will be as new desires perpetually arise in the next SolLunar Cycle.
Fri March 5
Last Quarter Moon: Sun in Aquarius square Lunar Nodes square Moon/Juno in Scorpio: The pressure grows today to finish out the old and prepare for the new with these two turning point energetics. The Sun exactly squares the south node of our history and the north node of our future mystery. The Moon/Juno pairing in Scorpio indicates the completions may involve financial partners or intimate relationships. All in all, it is a potent day of changing circumstances.
Sat March 6
Moon in Sagittarius sextile Pallas Athene in Aquarius: This stimulating aspect pairs your creative dimensions with your desire to work with others on behalf of causes that you care about. Something as simple as a community pick-up-trash day makes your neighborhoods more beautiful in every way. Adventure forth or learn something new under the exploratory energies of Sagittarius and Aquarius.
Sun March 7
Moon in Sagittarius trine Uranus in Aries sextile Venus in Aquarius: This adventurous trine leads to fun trips with friends, intellectual curiosity in a study group, or trying new things in general.
Mon March 8
Moon/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn: Now that Pluto has entered Capricorn for years to come, this monthly conjunction with the Moon is always intense and driven. This can lead to a focused work day or a physical or emotional purge. It sometimes creates a feeling of being lost in the dark, a temporary feeling that will pass. Choose to rest and simply be.
Tue March 9
Moon/Saturn conjunction in Capricorn: With this scholarly aspect, check in with an expert about something or offer your expert advice to another. It is focused, serious, critical and disciplined and sometimes a bit depressing.
Wed March 10
Sun/Neptune conjunction in sidereal Aquarius: This annual meeting up of imaginative, spiritual, intuitive Neptune with our illuminating Sun is always good for day-dreaming, creative time immersed in your art forms, doing ceremony in shared community with others. As a cautionary note, it can make you feel spacey and ungrounded so watch where you place your feet or pay attention to your surroundings while operating machinery.
Moon/Jupiter/Mercury conjunction in Capricorn: This is excellent for business and organizational meetings. People more readily express both what they think — Mercury — and what they feel — Moon. Alignments with Jupiter often bring good news.
Thu March 11
Moon/Pallas Athene conjunction in Aquarius square Mars in Taurus: Re-examine a financial choice or creative project you are working on if you encounter an unforeseen obstacle. Taurus likes the security of the known at times while Aquarius is willing to take futuristic risks. There can be tense conversations about which path to choose today.
Fri March 12
Moon/Venus/Neptune conjunction in Aquarius: This uplifting trio on the last day of this Cycle helps you feel everything is possible with the right attitude. Attune to this gift via mediation, journaling, making art or shared ceremony with others and focus on the future you want and therefore will create.
Chiron/Ceres conjunction in Pisces: You may feel exceptionally open and vulnerable today, in need of a good cry, or craving deep silence and stillness, just to listen. This long-range aspect has also awakened compassion within some of our populace about the great suffering many are currently experiencing. Today’s completion conjunction leads to actions that will help those in need going forward.
Mercury shadow periods completes: This closes the chapter on our recent Mercury retrograde. Your personal “upgrade” is complete, for now, just in time for tomorrow’s New Moon.
Blessings to you~
“Groundwater” intaglio print by Ava Storm Reynolds
PLANT-BASED EATING FOR PERSONAL AND PLANETARY WELL-BEING:
The reality and urgency of climate change is real, as our youngest citizens know in their bones. Please educate yourself about how plant-based eating is the central component in how you can help personally restore balance regarding this key issue of our times as well as create greater health for you and your beloveds.
The Game Changers: This inspiring movie and storytelling about vegan super-athletes and warriors educates us about the many benefits of a vegan diet and addresses the ‘meat protein myth’.
COWSPIRACY and What the Health are must-see movies for all humans who care about personal health, animal well-being, social justice, climate change, the health of our Earth. Become educated about the important information shared by these courageous and visionary filmmakers and activists and considering eating mostly plant-based, if not becoming fully vegan in your consumer choices.
JIN SHIN JYUTSU
Health is in your Hands. Here’s a helpful tool to help you maintain health, calm, balance during these stressful but extraordinary times. I am a proponent of Jin Shin Jyutsu and have been a practitioner since 1983. This beautiful, easy-to-use book and card set teaches you the ancient Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, the Art of Self Healing. JSJ’s premise is that by applying the jumper-cable of your hands to various points on the body, you can clear your own stress on a daily basis, freeing up stuck energy that leads to patterns of dis-ease, while activating the renewed flow of qi and vigor on all levels, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. Check it out, and teach yourself and those you love this simple tool for centering and radiant vitality.