Saturday, February 2, 2013
Part II - Astrological Trends February 2013 - “Jump, Jive and Then You Wail”
When two planets meet at an aspect of 120 degrees, we call it a trine. This is a very favorable aspect, although some astrologers warn that too many trines at once make us feel listless and lazy. It’s roughly the same effect you get from too much chocolate in one sitting, but without the dire consequences to your thighs.
On February 7th we have Venus in Aquarius, trine Jupiter in Gemini - just in time for Valentine’s Day. Aquarius doesn’t like ruts or restrictions and Jupiter in Gemini is about heeding the call to adventure in a mature, highly sociable way. Jupiter sees opportunities, not limitations, so this is a good, stabilizing energy for free-wheeling Aquarius. Take this particular trine into consideration when making your Valentine’s Day plans. This month is about self-expression, even in romance. Think outside the box and get creative. It may be received better than you think.
Saturn in Scorpio is trine Mercury in Pisces on the 12th and trine Mars in Pisces on the 16th. You’ll see more of that wonderful cycle of intuition and creativity, however Saturn in Scorpio may ask you to over-analyze your views. Don’t fall for it. Saturn likes to challenge us. That’s how this particular planet teaches us. The key here is to remember the difference between thinking critically about yourself and critical thinking. With the first, you’re simply beating yourself up. With the latter, your affirming gut instinct by using reason. Relax, trust yourself and go with the flow.
On February 10th we have a New Moon in Aquarius which contributes to this month’s all around feeling of spiritual development, as well as our ability to link with the Divine mind. You know where I’m going with this. Just a reminder of the ‘M’ word.
In Part III, “The Wail,” we’ll talk about some end of the month issues we have coming up. Some good, some...well.... What can I say? It’s Mercury Retrograde.
Note: Don’t forget that February 2nd and 3rd are marked for global mediation on peace and enlightenment.