Happy Imbolc/Candlemas! Happy Groundhog Day!
February 2, 2019
- Imbolc / Candlemas
Moon square Mars the 2nd
- Venus into Capricorn the 3rd
- New Moon in Aquarius
Moon conjunct Mercury the 4th
- Moon sextile Mars
Moon sextile Venus the 5th
- Moon square Venus the 8th
- Moon moves through:
Capricorn / Aquarius / Pisces
Imbolc/Candlemas, a Sabbat of purification, initiation, and waxing light, celebrates the first signs of spring and marks the fertilizing warmth of the Goddess. Incoming energies are quickening everything! Outer light is increasing and infusing us as well, but the stretch to accommodate it within must be deliberate on our parts, so we can actively evolve toward human luminous. In this way, the ritual fire at Candlemas represents our own illumination as well as that of Sun Goddess Brigid. . . .
. . . As the Imbolc song goes, “The seeds of life lie tingling” in the pluripotent moment when Winter promises to end. We shift! We step between realities and choose what our world will become.Susa Silvermarie © Mother Tongue Ink 2018 WM 2019 pg. 49
Saturday: Challenging Moon/Mars aspects instigate irritability, willfulness, anger, hurry, a competitive or contrary attitude. Cure: exercise, chop wood, take a brisk walk, acknowledge desires or frustrations, and then finesse that argument. Exercise awareness.
Sunday: Venus is our sense of relationship, love, sense of beauty and empathy. When in earthy Capricorn we are concerned with family, history, dreams, traditions. We need mountains to climb and problems to solve.
Monday: The Moon is our inward sense of self, emotions and psyche. When in Aquarius we become concerned about community, ingenuity, collaboration and dealism. It’s time to honor the philosophy of love and the power of community.Do you need to think? Talk? Travel? Choose a good relationship or aspect between Mercury and the Moon. They loan us speed and consciousness, the ability to think things through, help us bring our minds to any problem and find an answer.
Tuesday: Do you need to work out? Take a stand? Get physical? Supportive Moon/Mars aspects give us strength, protectiveness, help us lift rocks, spark passion, establish clear boundaries.Do you need to be diplomatic? Nurture romance? Create? Choose supportive Moon/Venus aspects. They warm our hearts and add sociability, cuddliness, compassion, creativity and good taste.
Friday: Challenging Moon/Venus aspects can bring social awkwardness, hot or cold emotions, longing, questionable aesthetics. Cure: perform a random act of kindness, diplomacy, art therapy.excerptsadapted from Heather Roan Robbins‘ Sun Signs and Sun Transits
© Mother Tongue Ink 2016 from We’Moon 2018 pg 226
excerpts Heather Roan Robbins—derived from her book Moon Wisdom © Cico Books, 2016
fromConstellate with the Moon — We’Moon 2018 pgs 15-17
excerpt by Heather Roan Robbins—Visit our Astology Connection page for the complete daily predictions for the week and an overview of the Year for the current SunSign. Act as if there is a pool of high-octane astrological fuel sitting around in the open for the next two weeks. If we casually toss a spark, it could blow up. If it sits around unused, we waste its potential or let it pollute the environment. But if we can figure out how to contain and harness it for good, we have healthy fuel to drive our engines and actually get somewhere.
Some challenge, frustration, concern, paranoia, or possibly even outrage at a bona- fide misuse of power can put demands on us as this weekend begins. Dangerous situations may become more dangerous, but so can our anxiety that situation is dangerous when it’s not. It will be tricky to parse those two apart. So let’s keep our eyes open, our senses aware, and stay as calm and interested as possible. Good changes may be afoot, but just bring up some anxiety in the process.
People who feel stuck will need a healthy and legal way to change their situation (and they may need help figuring out what looks like) or they could get destructive. We can certainly find cause for this irritation in the headlines as well as our personal ambitions, but since it’s really more of an existential feeling, let’s not read it into our relationships unless it truly belongs there.
This pool of energetic fuel arises as Mars, the muscular planet we associate with chi, temper, motivation, willfulness, desire, physicality, in its own sparky and brash sign of Aries, forms a challenging square to powerful Pluto this weekend . . .