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2/26/20 Mercury Sextile Mare
Although verbal Mercury is still retrograde, we have a lot to say today and, chances are, we’ll speak our truth. Mercury’s supportive sextile to assertive Mars encourages us to hold our ground. But we might be overly aggressive or initiate unnecessary conflict while the spontaneous Aries Moon squares Mars. A minor upset due to a miscommunication is possible as Mercury forms an anxious semisquare with sweet Venus. Thankfully, we can smooth over the rough spots midday when Mercury harmonizes with the Lunar Nodes. Start slow; finish strong.



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The Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn is now in the past. We made it through the eye of the needle. Or did we? Mercury’s retrograde dance that begins in Pisces on February 16 keeps the pressure on Saturn and Pluto. Additionally, Mars enters Capricorn the same day, refueling the Mountain Goat’s ire. The Leo Full Moon on February 8-9 sets our desires for individual expression against the needs of the larger group or community. The Pisces New Moon on February 23 is a potent marker that activates rebellious Uranus, indulgent Jupiter, pleasurable Venus, mischievous Mercury, and impulsive Mars. The jumble of entangled cosmic energy should prove this to be a real turning point.

On the lighter side, a fantasy-prone Jupiter-Neptune sextile on February 20 strikes a note of visionary awareness. Dreams can become real, but they can also mislead us. We may have trouble separating fact and fiction throughout 2020, since this pattern repeats on July 27 and October 12. Although we may overindulge when Venus squares Jupiter on February 23, there is real magic that floods the land once the dams give way. The Sun and Mercury shine the light of awareness through the end of the month on a Mars-Uranus trine that’s exact on February 21. Innovation and breakthrough require us to look ahead, rather than behind.

All in all, there is a lot of inner planet noise; we will hear it shake the windows and rattle the walls, but the more energy that’s released now, the healthier we can be when we enter totally new territory next month.

RAM DASS: An Astrological Celebration.

Harvard psychology professor Dr. Richard Alpert morphed into pragmatic mystic and guru Ram Dass, wrote the seminal "Be Here Now," and aged like a fine wine into one of the most influential spiritual teachers of our times. This video untangles his natal chart while elucidating some of the important themes of his life. Thanks to my PATREON supporters for making videos like this possible.

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