Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Astrology Report for February 2012

Astrology Report for February
By Dorene Carrel

Astrology Report By Dorene is part of the monthly Planet Alert mailings.

February is highlighted by Neptune entering its own sign of Pisces, along with Saturn turning stationary direct in Libra. Saturn will provide us with needed grounding as we open to the more subtle other-worldly energies of Neptune.
We begin the month under the waxing cycle of the January Aquarius New Moon, which brings focus to balancing individual self-expression with joining forces with like-minded others. Mars in Virgo continues in its retrograde cycle until April, giving us the next several weeks to review and plan how to best use our physical energies in the next two years. One’s chart can reveal the specific areas affected according to the transiting Mars house position and aspects, along with the best approach to take to actualize personal goals.
On February 3 Neptune makes its final entry into Pisces, where it will travel for the next thirteen years, opening us to higher dimensions of awareness. During this period, we will be more attuned to the finer, more subtle energies (frequencies) of things/people, as we learn how to access and trust our intuitive intelligence for guidance. According to Penney Pierce, finding your home frequency is a big turning point in the transformation process. Her book, Frequency provides instructions on how to access one’s own home frequency. During this cycle, the feminine side will become enhanced, as taking a more heart-centered approach prevails.
On February 7, the Full Moon occurs at 18 Leo 32. This cycle brings focus to our use of creative self expression, leadership, confidence and enthusiasm. The shadow side of Leo is being arrogant and ego-centered. The alignment with Mercury and Uranus will encourage us to take a unique approach with our communications, while being open to new insights and ideas. The Sabian symbols for these degrees emphasize breaking free from rigidly structured social behavior and taking courageous action to control destructive impulses.
Also on February 7, Saturn turns retrograde at 29 Libra 31. Saturn is at this critical 29 degree point from January 14-March 2. It will travel back to 22 Libra in June, and then reach 29 Libra again in late September, before entering Scorpio on October 6. During this retrograde period we can expect old relationship patterns (Libra) to surface so we can finally resolve and heal them. We will also be looking at how we can incorporate the Libra traits of harmony, balance, detachment and equality into our relationships.
Venus aligns with Uranus in Aries on February 9, which may bring new energy to existing relationships or a focus on how to resolve our needs for both freedom and closeness. This is a good time for trying out some unique and bold strategies for making new social connections.
On February 13, Mercury aligns with Neptune and makes a harmonious trine with Saturn. These few days can be used for introspective or creative types of activities, especially where some type of organization is beneficial. A favorable Mercury/Jupiter alignment on February 16 can bring new prosperity or creative ideas to bring a financial increase. The solar alignment with Neptune on February 19 favors meditation and creative visualization.
The New Moon occurs on February 21 at 3 Pisces. It makes aspects with Neptune, Chiron, Jupiter and Venus. This cycle will emphasize the qualities of being spiritual, intuitive, artistic, compassionate and visionary. The shadow side of Pisces is deception, escapism and delusion. Chiron brings a healing prospect to events that occur now, and can bring focus to releasing limiting beliefs connected to relationships and prosperity. The Sabian symbol for this degree, “Petrified Tree Trunks Lie Broken on Desert Sand,” emphasizes preserving the records of achievement of fully matured cultures.
The month closes with harmonious solar alignments with both Jupiter and Pluto from February 25-27. This is a good week to focus on financial expansion and personal empowerment.
In March, Mercury in Aries turns retrograde. Stay tuned!

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Dorene Carrel is a professional astrologer with over thirty years of experience, offering birth chart, transits/progressions and relocation astrology readings. She is certified in Astrocartography. For more information, contact Dorene at dorenea5@yahoo.com. Paypal accepted.

Donations also gratefully accepted. Send to P.O. Box 432, Seahurst, WA 98062.

Check out my astrology blog at www.astroconnections.blogspot.comfor ongoing astrological observations on current events, people, trends, etc.

All references to Sabian symbols are from An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformation and Its 360 Symbolic Phases, by Dane Rudhyar.

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