By Lorna Bevan
Contributing Writer for Wake Up World
This final week of February is going to feel emotional, personal and reflective. Sunday’s Pisces New Moon is a deep dive into the world of your unconscious when peace, calm and spaciousness are always available in the invisible world far away from the dramas of the outer world. Then Mercury retrograde meets the Sun in Watery Pisces on Wednesday and Venus is at odds with Pluto so feelings will be easily bruised and everyone will be much more sensitive than usual. The Node of Fate in Cancer aligns with the New Moon and Mars bringing an undercurrent of Karma to whatever new information emerges.
Mercury’s current retrograde is the first in a year full of retrogrades. As well as the usual Mercury, Jupiter, Chiron, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto retrogrades, in 2020 both Mars and Venus travel backwards in a once in 24 month re-set. This tells us that the new frequencies being rolled out all year – by the Saturn/Pluto Conjunction, then Saturn in Aquarius, a triple Jupiter/Pluto conjunction, Pluto/Eris squares and finally the Jupiter/Saturn Conjunction in Aquarius- mean business as their message will be repeated. This doesn’t mean it’s going to be a slow year-quite the opposite as there are also 6 eclipses and 5 Super Moons – cosmic wild cards bringing transformation on a scale we’ve never experienced.
Make the very most of this week’s astrology to take yourself offline, to retreat, to make your sanctuary even more inviting. The most important thing you can do is to strengthen your inner resources of resilience and openness to whatever arrives.
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The Chandra Symbol for PISCES 6:
An Inca chief wearing many emeralds.
“You are on the exquisite paradoxical edge between the deep inner and the ceremonial outer. Living between worlds and destiny forged to satisfy both. The inward part predominates. You are working hard on inner levels to master advanced initiatory streams and to do so the ancient way, the hard way. The outward aspect involves being an official representative of many things, most of them no longer recognized in the mass culture. Yet this matters little. The task at hand is to bring forth a ceremonial version of what lives within. There are poignant, tragic, and bittersweet undertones to this pathway and it requires a proud demeanour, often misunderstood or turned into something completely different from what was intended. You simply must hang in there, hold this focus, and sustain the inner work and the outer style. Because this is the way it is, there is nobody else to do it, and when you bear a thin thread from ancient to future, that thread determines everything and claims your allegiance down to your toes.” Inside degrees Elias Lonsdale.
Aries Weekly Forecast: February 23- March 1, 2020
Everything in my weekly overview applies to you in spades. The New Moon and Mercury retrograde in your hidden 12th House of Pisces signals that you need to retreat, take a break, withdraw and generally cut yourself some slack. The rare meeting of Chiron Lilith and Venus in your sign means making your emotional and physical wellbeing your top priority. Issues or secrets from your past-possibly going right back to your childhood-may re-appear for clearing and resolving. Be aware that with action planet Mars in your angle of career and public status, you may feel conflicted about stepping away from business as usual. Relax, what is for you will not go by you and March will take off like a rocket.
Re-charging your batteries.
Taurus Weekly Forecast: February 23- March 1, 2020
If you are involved with large networks or groups of people, Sunday’s Pisces New Moon plus the Mercury retrograde conjunction with the Sun in your 11th House suggest treading carefully .On the one hand, your insight, creativity and intuition will be at a peak, on the other, you might find it difficult to convey what you mean without sounding weird or woo woo. In the next weeks and months, you’ll be speaking/writing/teaching/coaching much more convincingly in your own authentic voice which is getting stronger by the day but just pace yourself this week and doublecheck all your posts, tweets, emails for clarity. This New Moon is sowing the seeds for changing the way you work with clients or like minded people-let the seeds take root and be patient a while longer.
Capture all your insights, lightbulb moments and intuitions before they fly by.
Gemini Weekly Forecast: February 23- March 1, 2020
With Messenger Mercury as your lifelong personal planet, every time he changes direction, you feel it quite noticeably. This retrograde is a strange one because it’s happening at the very pinnacle of your chart in your career angle. Sunday’s Pisces New Moon followed by the Mercury /Sun meeting on Wednesday is a time to take a step back to consider your direction. This is quite hard to do when you are at your most visible and everything you do is being noticed. But your purpose, your service, your role in the world needs re-evaluating and now’s the time to start. This may involve changing old behaviours around your family constellation and outgrown patterns of responsibility. One thing is clear-you need an injection of passion, purpose and possibility and that has to come from putting your own highest interests first.
Time for a radical re-think.
Cancer Weekly Forecast: February 23- March 1, 2020
Take heart! All this quiet, reflective Pisces energy is perfectly compatible with your own Water sign of Cancer, literally putting you back in your element after months of hard edged concrete Earth energy-what a relief! Sunday’s Pisces New Moon and Wednesday’s Sun/Mercury retrograde meeting are all at a harmonious angle to the Node of Fate in Cancer. This suggests that in this deep dive to meet your own emotional needs, some new information will arise leading you to do a course correction. These insights are likely to come from a group or network of like- minded friends. If you teach/mentor or coach, watch for ideas about new ways of reaching more people. Anything connected with research, learning, training or re-training is very well starred.
Invest in yourself.
Leo Weekly Forecast: February 23- March 1, 2020
It’s time to shine your light on your inner world, Leo. You’re used to shining it on to others but now you need to switch your focus on to yourself, the part of you that is usually hidden, out of sight, out of mind. Mercury is now retrograde in emotional Pisces staying in the unconscious part of your chart until April 11th– an extra long time this year. This week Sunday’s Pisces New Moon is followed by a Sun/Mercury conjunction on Wednesday when new information is likely to surface. For you this means exploring family history, family secrets, past imprinting and looking into the darker corners of your personal history. This might mean finally understanding what drives you or being able to bury a longstanding issue that’s been sabotaging you. There may also be financial matters to resolve-money owed to you or debts you need to repay.
Frame this as a chance to wipe your software clean.
Virgo Weekly Forecast: February 23- March 1, 2020
This is a soothing week to calm your frazzled nerves, to re-connect with those you love and to be reminded of how much they care. Sunday’s beautiful Pisces New Moon in your relationship zone is making such supportive alignments that all you need to do is to go out there, build bridges, start conversations and listen with your heart, not your head. On Wednesday when your personal planet Mercury meets the Sun, new information or a sudden insight could mean a fresh start for one close partnership, a re-kindling of the ashes. Think about setting up a joint venture that really appeals to both of you. Something you stumble across in a book or on a website could just prove to be the catalyst for an exciting new experience.
The trick is to be wide open to possibilities.
Libra Weekly Forecast: February 23- March 1, 2020
The hazy, confusing Pisces influence deepens this week with a New Moon on Sunday followed by a Sun/Mercury conjunction on Wednesday. This means that, like last week, your 6th House of routines, work, service, health and habits needs an overhaul. Mercury is going to stay in the part of your life until April 1th so you have a few weeks to learn to go with the flow. Pisces energy is definitely not full steam ahead, it’s more about slowing down so you can listen to your emotions and to your body. There may be inner cries for help and healing. Expect glitches or delays in your schedule and don’t take them personally. Focus on looking at self-sabotaging habits or behaviour patterns that are on automatic repeat and find some creative ways to break the chain. Sort out and de-clutter your workspace, office and home and your motivation to make other changes will rapidly increase.
Get family members involved-don’t let them off the hook.
Scorpio Weekly Forecast: February 23- March 1, 2020
For many signs, this Mercury retrograde in Pisces is proving frustrating but for you as a solar Scorpio-if you recognise the possibilities- it’s anything but. Pisces is your angle of creativity, fun, self-expression and children-the lighter side of life. What’s more, the Messenger will stay here until April 11th.So with Sunday’s New Moon and Wednesday’s Sun/Mercury meeting, life is looking up. Think about a trip away, a weekend learning something fun like cooking or gardening or skiing-whatever appeals to your adventurous spirit. And rope in friends or family to join in the fun-it’s a wonderful New Moon for socialising and planting new seeds of hope. Start something you can watch grow and grow during the coming months.
Laughter is the best medicine for the soul.
Sagittarius Weekly Forecast: February 23- March 1, 2020
By now, you’ll be feeling the big shift as action planet Mars exits your sign and starts shaking up your money zone. There’s a lot of re-structuring, consolidating and planning to be done to build solid financial security under those exciting plans and schemes of yours. This is definitely not a time to wing it, spend on a whim or splurge .Meanwhile with Sunday’s New Moon and Mercury retrograde in daydreaming Pisces at the base of your chart, you probably just want to stay at home .If that’s not possible, use this energy to de-clutter, spring clean and re-organise-whatever it takes to let a breath of fresh energy through your home environment. Cut yourself and those around you some slack and relax in comfort.
Nesting and nurturing.
Capricorn Weekly Forecast: February 23- March 1, 2020
Mars is back in Capricorn upping the momentum and your desire to do something-anything! But-and it’s a big but-Messenger Mercury is retrograde in Pisces fritzing all your communications and conjunct the Sun on Wednesday. Mercury will stay in Pisces until April 11th, creating situations that nudge you to upgrade your systems-computer, social media, website, phone, marketing. Expect news or intriguing information from Sunday 23rd to Thursday 26th that could set you on a new course. Remember to doublecheck all outgoing messages-texts, posts, emails, voicemails-to avoid crossed wires or misunderstandings. Wait until just after the March 9th Super Full Moon and Mercury Direct before launching anything important.
Which is more important: what you intend to communicate or what you actually communicate? Master the art of Rapport and join others in their map of the world.
Aquarius Weekly Forecast: February 23- March 1, 2020
For you as a solar Aquarian,2020 is going to be a year when big changes start to happen, so take heart, you haven’t missed the boat. That’s why it’s going to be so important to put strong financial foundations under your personal security while you have the chance. Between now and mid April, Mercury in Pisces is travelling back and forth through your money zone. This means that your income and earnings are highlighted. This Sunday’s Pisces New Moon followed by a Sun/Mercury meeting on Wednesday 25th is inviting you to make a fresh start. Sort out the books, look for different ways to attract money, diversify your income streams and call in debts. While you’re at it, ask yourself if you are you earning what you deserve or underearning? Do an audit of your talents, skills, qualities and life experience. How could you combine them to add value to others and get paid for it?
Be your own sponsor, cheerleader and advocate.
Pisces Weekly Forecast: February 23- March 1, 2020
This Sunday’s New Moon in Pisces marks your personal New Year so make the very most of it to plant the seeds of a bright new venture in the days following. On Wednesday 25th, retrograde Mercury meets the Sun retrieving information from the past which could change your view of the future. With the New Moon aligning with Mars in your 11th House of goals and values and awakener Uranus in your 3Rd house of communication, reach out to expand and create alliances. Anything connected with networking, collaborating and ideas factories is extremely well starred. With Mercury retrograde, you might find yourself changing belief systems or allegiances. The key to success is to keep a radically open mind-a Beginner’s Mind-so that your old comfort zone becomes just a distant memory.
“Sometimes grace is a ribbon of mountain air that gets in through the cracks.” Anne Lamott
Originally published at hareinthemoonastrology.co.uk and reproduced here with permission.
About Lorna Bevan M.A., MAPAI:
Variously described as a visioneer, a creative disruptor, a life guide and a change maker, my passion is to blend the tools of Visionary Astrology and Transformational Coaching to help you to connect with your inner world so that you can transform your outer world. Through my practice, Hare In the Moon, I combine the ancient art of astrology with the modern art of personal coaching to offer clients all over the world a unique mix consultations and coaching services. I work with clients around the world by phone and email, tailoring my Astrology Coaching to each unique individual or business I work with.
I’m a qualified Psychological Astrologer, Jungian Psychotherapist and Master NLP Coach, and I’m currently taking a Master’s Degree in Analytical Astrology. I’ve had a varied career as a Modern Languages Teacher, a Management Development Consultant, a Counselling Clinician at Personal Performance Consulting Worldwide, a Personal and Career Coach and Psychotherapist, and former Consultant Astrologer for The Sunday Times Magazine.
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