Sunday, February 22. The void-of-course Aries Moon for most of the day (CST) could have us wanting to get things done but not having the energy to do them. Focus less on productivity and more on releasing energy. You might find you need to clear out stagnant energy, both in your environment and your body, before you can grab hold of the wild ride that comes later in the month. What will boost your energy? Think of this preparation as building capacity for the rapidly increasing momentum of the next few weeks. If you take advantage of this opportunity to clear the channels, the Moon in Taurus tonight will feel like a much-needed reward. Find sensual enjoyment this evening.
Monday, February 23. What are you forgetting? The Sun in Pisces and Saturn in Sagittarius are pulling our attention in two directions. On one hand, we are learning to surrender to heart-felt experiences that feel vulnerable but powerful, on the other hand, Saturn in Sagittarius is critical of drifting too far away from the objective—to discover and share the unifying truth. The goals of Pisces and Sagittarius are not that far apart (meaning and union are values of both signs) but the methods of achieving these goals are quite different. Use this transit to make mid-course corrections, adding more accountability if you’ve been missing this component or adding more serendipity if your life is too structured. The Moon in Taurus emphasizes the benefits of firm foundations. Find the balance between being fluid and grounded. The Moon contacts Mercury in Aquarius and Jupiter in Leo. Mercury contributes detached observation. Jupiter contributes noble action. Too much ego and too much cold-heartedness could trigger stubborn refusal to play well with others. Soften hard stances if you can.
Tuesday, February 24. I’m so proud of you. Notice this feeling today. Venus in Aries trines Saturn in Sagittarius and we feel a little more confident about stepping out into the unknown, especially if the purpose is to defend the truth. I have a theory that we can boost our own daring spirit by praising that same spirit in others. See if that works for you too.
February 25—First Quarter Moon: Manifesting. It is time to check in with the dream seeds of this hybrid lunar cycle. We’ve been working a little bit of Aquarius mixed with some Pisces. What important new crop comes from mixing these genes? My own intention has been a little fuzzy, perfectly appropriate for Pisces time. Emotional awareness and release is part of it. I’ve been noticing that if I don’t pay attention to how I am feeling, my emotions can get stuck, inhibiting my ability to see outside my little bubble. Emotion can connect us to each other; they can also be a vehicle for healing if we are willing to move them out. The Pisces season is a time to practice opening to emotion while at the same time surrendering them to mystery. We may not know where they “go” when we let them go, but we can feel a release when we do. Surrender does not mean to abandon or discard. The framework that I use is to sacrifice or “make sacred” the thing I am releasing. Practice saying, “I honor this (feeling),” and let it go.
March 1—Gibbous Moon: Perfecting. The edge that has been working us this lunar cycle is between the forces of change (Aquarius) and the forces of surrender (Pisces). This is a paradox. How can we bring change while surrendering? Isn’t surrendering the same as giving up on making change happen? Aren’t feelings incompatible with strategic planning? Can we trust our feelings? (That question always gets me.) Can we trust our strategies? This phase of the Moon is when we really dig into paradox. What else do we need to do to achieve the potential of this lunar cycle?