AstroForecast February 2005
All times Central Time Zone
Aquarius is the sign the Sun is transiting as we begin the month of February. The angel for the month of February is Varchiel. The angel associated with Aquarius is Gambiel. The sign of the Water Bearer is associated with community, humanitarianism, socialization, egalitarianism, innovation, experimentation, teamwork, uniqueness, technology, engineering, healthy emotional detachment and friendship to name a few. Negative expressions of Aquarius include rebelliousness, anarchy, cruelty, perversion, change for change sake, shocking and destabilizing behaviors, lack of emotional commitment, and extreme detached emotional aloofness.
Tuesday the 1st two celestial events happen. The first one involves the annual conjunction of Venus with Chiron. Venus, the planet of relationships, values, finances as well as harmony has a rendezvous with the Wounded Healer of the zodiac. The last five days of the following zodiac signs are significantly impacted by this conjunction: Capricorn, Aries, Libra as well as Cancer. The potential to heal and resolve the following issues will be important to note: inadequacy, pessimism, isolation, financial fears, devaluation, invalidation, loss of self-esteem, disrespect as well as narrow-mindedness. Inner peace, love and acknowledgement of mutual inner beauty bridge the gaps that have created the abovementioned dysfunctions. Venus and Chiron will oppose one another on June 29, 2005 so these two dates can correspond to one another. February to June is the healing time period for this to be worked out mutually especially in partnerships.
The second event that occurs Tuesday the 1st at 8:26pm is the station retrograde of the largest planet of our solar system, Jupiter, and will remain in retrograde motion until its direct station in June 2005. Any planet in retrograde motion is that planet’s review, reevaluation and reanalysis of the particular themes/issues associated with that planet and the sign it is transiting at that time. Jupiter, the planet that symbolizes ethics, principles, aspirations, future vision, morality, international diplomacy, wisdom, beneficence, as well as justice is currently traveling in the sign Libra. Libra is the sign associated with one-to-one relationships, balance, peace, harmony, compromise, fairness, justice, equal give-and-take, diplomacy and grace to name a few of the positive attributes. Negative expressions of Libra include procrastination, indecision, passivity, complacency, non-committal behaviors, apathy, indifference, vacillation and laziness. In the chart set for Washington, DC, the capital city of the USA, Jupiter is placed in the 1st house of the self. Individual freedoms, autonomy and independence will loom quite large involving any and all forms of partnerships. Is the partnership putting a squeeze on these individual liberties or are these individual concerns driving a wedge into the partnership? Is there a fair compromise that navigates the middle ground for mutual benefit? The following birth dates are sensitized to this retrograde of Jupiter: October 1st – 11th, December 29th – January 8th, June 30th – July 10th, as well as March 29th – April 8th. This date in February is associated with September 2, 2005 when Jupiter returns in September to this degree position of February. Keywords associated with this Jupiter station are: Antisocial behaviors can be ignited which may have imaginative ploys but less than intellectual thoroughness. Individually, the immersion into liberating the self to engage a more spontaneous playful side reflects Divine play.
The Astro*Carto*Graphy Map for the United States targets the following sensitive geographic areas: all of Alaska especially Fairbanks, Hawaii, San Juan Puerto Rico, the entire West Coast especially Eugene Oregon, Seattle Washington, as well as Sacramento and San Francisco California.
Worldwide the following geographic areas are sensitized: far eastern Canada and Vancouver, Caracas Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Surinam, Montevideo Uruguay, Asuncion Paraguay, most of Brazil especially Brasilia, Greenland, Sweden, Finland, Warsaw and Krakow Poland, St. Petersburg and Vladivostok Russia, Brest Belorussia, Vilnius Lithuania, Hungary, Belgrade Yugoslavia, Albania, Greece, the southern boot of Italy, the Ukraine, Kishinev Moldavia, Istanbul Turkey, most of the eastern half of Africa especially Agadez Niger, Lagos Nigeria, Cape Town and Johannesburg South Africa, Maputo Mozambique, Lusaka Zambia, Dar es Salaam Tanzania, Addis Ababa Ethiopia, Alexandria Egypt, Madagascar, Baku Azerbaijan, Yemen, Qatar, Bahrain, Riyadh Saudi Arabia, Ashkhabad Turkmenistan, Kuwait City Kuwait, Iran, Kabul Afghanistan, Islamabad and Karachi Pakistan, Bombay India, Mongolia, Lanzhou, Hong Kong and Beijing China, Myanmar, the southern islands of Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Borneo, Indonesia, Manila the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, as well as all of Australia especially Perth, Marble Bar, Richmond, Edmonton, Sydney and Melbourne.
Wednesday the 2nd at 9:42am is the entrance of aesthetic Venus into the sign of Aquarius for an approximate 28-day journey. Venus engages her more cause-oriented, social side through this sojourn. Teamwork, unity and the love of novel approaches to bring about mediation and compromise are strong then. Healthy emotional detachment can be fostered especially in partnerships.
Thursday the 3rd is the annual conjunction of the Sun with Neptune that symbolizes the “seeding” period of these two planets. They will oppose one another August 8, 2005 and thus bring to full consciousness the “seeding” energies they infuse one another on this February date. This day encourages creative undertakings that harvest healthy daydreaming, inspirational imagination and escape from the daily grind to more transcendent and otherworldly realms.
Sunday the 6th at 12:32pm Mars enters the sign of patriarchal Capricorn and remains in this earth sign for an approximate 45-day journey. The industriousness of Capricorn is combined with the robust assertiveness and aggressiveness of Mars. Baltasar Gracian once said: “Learn to be your own master, and then you can be the same of others” is symbolic of this Mars Capricorn ingress. Capricorn can be symbolic of the well-systematized and highly organized structure of great business and giant enterprise. There is a certain steeliness of Mars in Capricorn that can be ironic yet hypnotizing to observe. Mistakes are quickly experienced with an extraction of wisdom that works as a boundary filter for any subsequent errors. Training and discipline chisels character and a strong robust constitution. Ancient astrology assigns Mars’ passage through the sign of Capricorn as its exaltation that symbolizes the highest frequency of this planet’s vibration. Capricorns experience galvanized energy during this sojourn and will have to wait approximately another two years before Mars returns to the sign of Capricorn.
Monday the 7th is a busy astrological day. The Sun is harmonious with Jupiter that symbolizes the creative and confident identification of opportunity, expansion, growth, progress, self-promotion, hope, faith, optimism and the healthy targeting of one’s aspirations, goals, ideals as well as visions. This aspect also symbolizes a vigorous gung-ho attitude in all approaches to life.
This same Monday is the second occurrence of planets in zodiacal sequence for the entire year with the first one that happened January 7, 2005. Five out of the ten planets in astrology are all in the sign of Aquarius. Read the first paragraph of this AstroForecast to better understand the energies of Aquarius.
The monthly Perigee Moon (closest approach of the Moon to Earth) that symbolizes strong intense emotions that can come easily to the conscious surface also occurs on this Monday. Due to this Perigee Moon I would consider this second planets in zodiacal sequence on this day to be more powerful than the January alignment.
Tuesday the 8th, early in the morning, is the conjunction of Mercury with Neptune that symbolizes the human conscious mind making contact with the Cosmic Heart of the zodiac. Those individuals who have been talking about committing to the daily practice of meditation, contemplation, visualization, affirmation and prayer do well with this alignment. Thoughts orient themselves to acts of compassion, charity, volunteerism as well as psychic impressions, dreams, ideals, artistic inclinations are heightened. This is an excellent day for those individuals who desire working with hypnotherapy.
This same Tuesday at 4:28pm is the annual Aquarius New Moon that symbolizes the new beginnings/new initiatives phase of the Moon over the next two weeks. The following areas are positive themes to cultivate with this lunation: priorities, teamwork, groups and associations, memberships, innovations, novel approaches that can be applied, brainstorming, networking, creating new alliances and allegiances that can be tapped for future developments as well as community work. Angel Aziel is associated with this lunation so if you need angelic assistance invoke this one by name. Creative and innovative partnerships can be formed that have potential long-term positive results. This Aquarius New Moon also happens to be a “critical degree” that in ancient astrology was considered very significant. Due to the perigee Moon of the previous day this lunation is also what I would consider a “Super New Moon”. There are only two “Super New Moons” for the year 2005 with this being the last after January’s. Keywords for this Aquarius lunation are: Clearance of attachments to the material world that disrupt one's inner creative potentials is vital. The Divine Feminine symbolized by the Queen of the Heavens, earnestly seeks to return to the Earth. What is the stumbling block is the exclusivity that some earthly systems insist on maintaining at a high monetary price. The Queen of the Heavens desires inclusivity for members of the entire human race, no matter what the cost.
The Astro*Carto*Graphy Map of this Aquarius lunation sensitizes the following geographical areas of the United States: Spokane Washington, Pendleton Oregon, Boise Idaho, Salt Lake City Utah, El Paso Texas, Fargo North Dakota, Sioux Falls South Dakota, Minneapolis-St. Paul Minnesota, Des Moines Iowa, Springfield Missouri, Little Rock Arkansas, Shreveport Louisiana, Mobile Alabama, Marquette, Traverse City, Big Rapids, Mount Pleasant and Lansing Michigan, Columbus Ohio, Erie, Lancaster and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Buffalo New York, Baltimore Maryland, Washington DC, Charleston West Virginia, Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Richmond Virginia, Charlotte North Carolina, Charleston South Carolina, Hawaii as well as Nome, Fairbanks and Juneau Alaska.
Around the globe the following areas are sensitized: Vancouver, Yellowknife, Churchill, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Toronto and far eastern Canada, Chihuahua, Guadalajara and the Yucatan Mexico, Cuba, the island of Hispaniola, Panama City Panama, the Bahamas, Caracas Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, La Paz Bolivia, Chile, Buenos Aires Argentina, Montevideo Uruguay, Asuncion Paraguay, Georgetown Guyana, the western half of Brazil, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Madrid Spain, Marseille France, Bremen and Frankfurt Germany, Copenhagen Denmark, the Scandinavian countries, Moscow and Vladivostok Russia, Nicosia Cyprus, Turkey, the western half of Africa, Bamako Mali, Monrovia Liberia, Cape Town South Africa, Alexandria Egypt, Tashkent Uzbekistan, Kabul Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bombay India, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Lanzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing China, Singapore, Mandalay Myanmar, Seoul South Korea, Taipei Taiwan, Manila the Philippines, Borneo, Indonesia, Port Moresby Papua New Guinea, the southern islands of Japan, Perth, Marble Bar, Edmonton, and Melbourne Australia, Tasmania, as well as New Zealand.
Thursday the 10th two celestial aspects occur. The first is an adjustment aspect between the Sun and Saturn that symbolizes emotional individuals who are pessimistic, fearful and tend to be very dependent can take positive steps to become emotional detached on a healthy level as well as learn how to be more independent.
The second aspect is harmonious one between Mercury and Jupiter that is excellent for pursuits of higher education. This aspect is also excellent for either making travel plans or taking a vacation. Promotional advertisements are also encouraged. Positive thinking involving prosperity is beneficial.
Friday the 11th Mercury follows up with its adjustment aspect to Saturn that symbolizes innovative thoughts and novel approaches that can help individuals entrenched in rigid thinking and loss orientation.
This same Friday is the Post-Shadow degree position of Neptune that this planet held when it went retrograde last May 17, 2004, so these two dates can correspond to one another. Here is a brief quote from the May AstroForecast 2004 about this degree position of Neptune: “This retrograde motion of Neptune over the next few months emphasizes reanalysis, reevaluation and reassessment of international diplomacy, cooperation, legal affairs, coalitions and causes. The judicial branch of government will be under intense scrutiny especially if there is an iota of impropriety, unscrupulous, unethical and unprincipled behaviors, as well as scandals. Keywords associated with this Neptune retrograde are fierce conflicting ideologies emerge with caustic rhetoric that challenges confident leadership. Is there any room for true community consensus? Are we becoming so polarized that exclusions become deadly exterminations?”
This Friday is the bi-monthly declinational shift of the Moon that symbolizes changes with meteorological, seismic and volcanic activities. Impatient, impetuous and impulsive behaviors tend to clash with more conservative, traditional and prudish individuals.
Saturday the 12th is a harmonious contact of the Sun and Pluto that represents the creative identification of deep, profound sharing, merging, bonding and the formation of ties of intimacy. Shrewd investors make wise decisions with personal portfolios. Healthy expressions of passion, secrecy, soul searching, research as well as investigations do well.
Sunday the 13th Mercury has a harmonious contact with Pluto that is excellent for negotiations involving taxes, insurances, credits, debits and loans. International contracts, discussions and conferences can experience very well rewarded efforts.
Monday the 14th two conjunctions occur with the first being that of the Sun with Mercury. This conjunction symbolizes creative identification of thought patterns, healthy and confident communications, new learning and/or teaching experiences as well as healthy negotiations for pay raises. There are five more conjunctions of Mercury with the Sun this year that will include the months of March, June, August, September and November.
The second conjunction of this Monday involves Venus with Neptune. This is an excellent aspect for any community oriented fund drives and charities to help the disadvantaged, the poor, the abused and victims. Art and beauty are uniquely expressed and appreciated. Romantic interludes can be intoxicating and exhilarating. Compassion, mercy and forgiveness are relished in partnerships.
Tuesday the 15th is a harmonious aspect of Mars with Uranus. Technological, engineering as well as scientific breakthroughs are rapidly developed and employed. There is a zest and passion for the unique and original that especially break up old ruts, routines and monotony. In all this excitement and energy some individuals need to be aware of carelessness that can lead to mistakes and/or being accident-prone.
Thursday the 17th is a harmonious aspect involving Venus with Jupiter that is excellent for beneficial relationships, the expansion of financial affairs, out of court settlements, and social benefits. In ancient astrology this aspect is considered the most auspicious for marriages particularly from 11:59am to 12:56pm.
Friday the 18th at 7:32am is the entrance of the majestic Sun into the mystical sign of Pisces for its annual 30-day journey. Pisces seeks to surrender negative worldly attachments so that it may embrace sublime unity, integration and oneness with the supreme godhead. Compassion, understanding, sensitivity, artistic inclinations, spirituality, and empathy are some of the harmonious attributes of this sign. Disillusionment, discouragement, martyrdom, addictions, over-idealization, confusion and hysteria are some of the inharmonious behaviors of Pisces. The angel of Pisces is Varchiel.
Saturday the 19th is an adjustment aspect involving Venus with Saturn that can symbolize limitations surrounding females in the family. Monetary issues, health dysfunctions as well as psychological devaluations and invalidations can be potential problems to resolve.
This same Saturday is the annual conjunction of Mercury with Uranus that is excellent for innovative planning with any charitable organizations. Intuitive foresight is strong as well as imaginative thinking produces breakthroughs that are filled with genius. Inspired communications and uplifting messages occur.
This same day is the monthly Apogee Moon that symbolizes the ability to cultivate objectivity and impartiality with emotions/feelings. Meaningful and earnest conversations with teenagers are superb with this lunar event.
Monday the 21st at 11:39am is the ingress of Chiron into the sign of Aquarius until July 31st when it retrogrades back into Capricorn. In December Chiron returns to Aquarius and will remain in this sign until 2011. Those individuals born the first three days of Aquarius, Taurus, Scorpio and Leo are the most sensitized to this Chiron passage of Aquarius. Chiron is known as the Wounded/Healer of the zodiac. Chiron also represents a maverick energy as well as temporal distortions occur with either time speeding up or time slowing down. Aquarius is a very innovative, inventive, future oriented as well as a breakthrough sign of the zodiac. My deepest question about this passage of Chiron through Aquarius is will true advances be made with time travel? Will technological advances be made with space travel particularly hyper drives? Will biomedical advances be made especially with the human central nervous system? Will true mass social revolutionary changes occur that bridge any and all gaps? The flip side of Chiron symbolizes darkness that plunges society into cruelty, perversions, great cynicism, as well as robotic political upheaval. Aquarius as the sign that symbolizes group consciousness as well as the “soul group” (instead of the “soul mate”) leaves all of us with this group responsibility. What is our mass social desire we wish to consolidate?
The A*C*G Map of this Chiron ingress sensitizes the following geographical areas in the United States: Hawaii, all of Alaska particularly Barrow, Anchorage and Fairbanks, San Antonio and Dallas-Fort Worth Texas, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, Wichita Kansas, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Orlando, Daytona Beach and Jacksonville Florida, Savannah Georgia, Charlotte and Raleigh North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Charleston West Virginia, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware as well as New York.
Worldwide the following areas are sensitized: Winnipeg, Sudbury, Ottawa and Montreal Canada, Monterrey and Mexico City Mexico, Panama, Havana Cuba, Jamaica, Cartagena, Medellín and Bogotá Colombia, Quito Ecuador, Lima Peru, Chile, Recife Brazil, Greenland, Iceland, all of the United Kingdom, Limoges, Toulouse, Marseilles and Paris France, Barcelona Spain, the western half of Africa especially Algiers Algeria, Dakhla Morocco, Kinshasa Zaire, Agadez Niger, Monrovia Liberia, Douala Cameroon, Windhoek Namibia, Cape Town South Africa, Madagascar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Islamabad Pakistan, Bombay India, Sapporo and Tokyo Japan, Papua New Guinea, the eastern half of Australia as well as New Zealand.
This same Monday is harmonious contact of Venus with Pluto that symbolizes efforts made to deepen and forge greater ties of intimacy in relationships are satisfied. Valuable investments are rewarding. Healthy psychological partnerships insights can transpire as well.
Tuesday the 22nd is a harmonious aspect between Mercury and Mars that symbolizes healthily assertive and aggressive communications, negotiations, deal making, sales, contracts as well business contacts. The quick grasp of meticulous details can be the lynch pin that satisfies all parties.
Wednesday the 23rd at 10:54pm is the annual Virgo Full Moon that symbolizes the letting go/surrender/completion phase of the Moon. Issues to surrender associated with this lunation are criticism, anal-retentive behaviors, negative micro-management, overly perfectionistic tendencies, hypochondria, budgetary worries and negative faultfinding. Angel Jazeriel is associated with this Virgo Full Moon. The degree position of this Virgo lunation is known as a “critical degree” that can introduce crisis with the above-mentioned issues. Virgo is also the zodiac sign that rules the armed forces, civil service and the police. Those individuals born the first ten days of Virgo, Gemini, Sagittarius and Pisces are strongly challenged to do major integration with the above-mentioned issues. Career versus domestic matters can also be important to quell. Keywords associated with this Virgo lunation are: Pleasure is the simplest possible form of creative exchange, and it always encourages and refines the individual’s range of potentiality. Contained within this realization is that the creative power is everywhere, and that all of it yearns to be given voice, to be celebrated, to be acknowledged by one who can reach to the vast and penetrate to the details and make macrocosm and microcosm one.
The A*C*G Map of this Virgo Full Moon sensitizes the following geographical areas of the United States: the Aleutian Islands Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico as well as the state of Maine.
Across the globe the following geographical areas are sensitized: Quebec Canada, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Colombia, La Paz Bolivia, Santiago Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Sao Paolo, Rio de Janeiro and Recife Brazil, Iceland, Birmingham, Lincoln and London England, Oslo Norway, Stockholm Sweden, Finland, St. Petersburg and Moscow Russia, Minsk Belorussia, Kishinev Moldavia, Kiev and Odessa Ukraine, Bucharest Romania, Sophia Bulgaria, Athens Greece, Istanbul and Ankara Turkey, Nicosia Cyprus, the middle and eastern half of Africa especially Alexandria and Cairo Egypt, N’djamena Chad, Bangui Central African Republic, Kinshasa Zaire, Windhoek Namibia, Cape Town South Africa, Khartoum the Sudan, Addis Ababa Ethiopia, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Jerusalem Israel, Ulan Bator Mongolia, the eastern half of China, Bangkok Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Ujung Pandang, Pontianak and Jakarta Indonesia, Port Moresby Papua New Guinea, the Koreas, Manila the Philippines, Darwin, Alice Springs, Adelaide, Marble Bar and Perth Australia as well as New Zealand.
Friday the 25th is the annual conjunction of the Sun with Uranus that symbolizes new insights to the applications of futuristic visions is strong. This conjunction is symbolic of how any individual can identify with a consciousness or awareness of true freedom and liberation. Old ruts, routines and monotony implode so new, more vibrant expressions take hold so the individual experiences a greater sense of uniqueness and originality. Stodgier individuals recoil in shock or surprise to these new energies. A paradoxical quote by Erich Fromm describes well this conjunction: “Any act of disobedience, as any act of freedom, is the beginning of reason”. This is the “seeding” period of these two planets and their opposition to one another occurs August 31, 2005 so the full consciousness and unfoldment of this February date will correspond to the August date.
This same Friday is the Post-Shadow Point of Uranus, which is the degree position that Uranus went retrograde last June 10, 2004, and now in February Uranus has reached this same degree position due to forward direct motion. Here is a brief quote from the June AstroForecast 2004 about this degree position: “Great concern surrounds the maritime industries, harbors, seaports, waterways and bridges. The navy is also important. Keywords for this station of Uranus are a world spiritual leader experiences crisis or death. A threshold is reached in regards to spiritual enlightenment. Do we wish to cross it so a new spiritual responsibility evolves that the soul wants to cultivate?”
Saturday the 26th is an adjustment aspect involving Mercury with Jupiter that can symbolize temporary confusion, uncertainty and tentativeness concerning miscommunications in relationships are to be resolved.
This same Saturday is the Pre-Shadow Point of Uranus, which is the degree position Uranus will hold on November 15, 2005 when it turns station direct then. These two dates may have much in common with one another. Great advances and discoveries involving technology, engineering and biomedical research are likely. Inventive individuals have a strong can-do attitude and are very sharing with others. Keywords associated with this Pre-Shadow Point of Uranus are: A world spiritual leader experiences crisis or death. A threshold is reached in regards to spiritual enlightenment. Do we wish to cross it so a new spiritual responsibility evolves that the soul wants to cultivate? There is certainly an overlap of the emphasis of the keywords associated with the Pre and Post-Shadow Point of Uranus on this Friday and Saturday of February.
Also this Saturday is the bi-monthly declinational shift of the Moon that symbolizes changes with meteorological, seismic and volcanic activities. Concerns center around the potential of kidnapping, literally lost individuals as well as hijackings.
Sunday the 27th is the last major aspect for the month of February that involves a harmonious contact of Mercury with Saturn that promotes mental discipline, patience with any and all plans that require time, and visionary realism. Meticulous organization is another healthy expression. Emotional discipline can also be employed.
“A saint may embrace poverty but national poverty
won’t breed a race of saints.”
Sir Miles Thomas