Vedic Astrology February 2016 bring the themes of optimism and hope.
I know it seems like an old story, but expect February 2016 to be full of intensity. It starts and ends with a deep immersion into a process of emotional transformation with the Moon joined Saturn in Scorpio. In the interim we experience a standoff between our collective duties and how they support or detract from our personal narrative. We also have a major conjunction of Saturn and Mars in Scorpio that will blow open the frozen corners of our heart, and compel us toward one of the deepest dives imaginable for the next seven months.
The Moon will be debilitated in Scorpio with Saturn. Right away this month will be full of internal pressure. However, this is the same pressure that turns a lump of coal into a diamond. Unwavering discipline is possible if we’re willing to face our demons and break through the icy exterior of the heart.
The Moon will be in Sagittarius with Mercury and Venus, aspected by Jupiter. Expect a resurgence of creativity. Mercury and Venus are playful, communicative energies. The Moon residing in Sagittarius brings optimism, hope, and a desire for justice. These will be important themes in the next couple of days. However, be careful of creating arguments and being right; they will separate you from those with whom you wish to connect.
The New Moon will be in Capricorn, aspected by Saturn and Mars. When the Sun and Moon come together it starts a new cycle. In this case it is the cycle of Capricorn, during which we reflect on our commitments. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, the planet of time. Saturn reveals the inevitable outcome of our actions, habits, and routines. In this aspect, all of our actions are magnified, resulting in the polarities of strength and weakness, good and poor health, et cetera. For the next 30 days we will be reflecting on our commitments and challenged to absorb the messages all around us – compelling change and an inner adjustment.
This New Moon will be in the Nakshatra of Dhanishta, ruled by the eight Vasus, the creative principles in life. This cycle begs the question: Where is your deepest value found? At this time, be careful not to mistake money for wealth. Money comes and goes but your values and family endure throughout all profit or loss.
The Sun enters Aquarius, where it will be for the next 30 days. The Aquarius cycle is a time focused on service and cultural responsibility. Your relationship to these ideals will be challenged by the conjunction of the Sun with Ketu, the South node of the Moon. Personally and culturally we are addressing the big questions about sacrifice, inclusion, and tolerance for others.
The Moon will be exalted in Taurus and aspected by Saturn and Mars. We may feel a deeper sense of exhalation, at least on the surface. Taurus is a sign of luxury, relaxation and wealth. These qualities provide the opportunity for rejuvenation of our emotional state and the possibility of a deeper peace. However, the aspect of Saturn and Mars creates more of a challenge than we would like. At this time, we can use the stability of Taurus and Saturn to harness the discipline of Mars. These are not only good days for shopping, they are good days for mining the gold in your heart.
Mars enters Scorpio with Saturn where it will be until September. Since November 2014 Saturn has been here, trying to manage the emotional turmoil and fear of Scorpio. The energy of Mars is akin to exploding a grenade on the surface of the frozen lake created by Saturn. Now we can go deep into the cold water of emotional fear. Ultimately, we realize we are stronger than we think. Emotional courage is no longer an option, now it is mandatory.
The Full Moon will be in Leo, joining Jupiter and the North Node. This Full Moon illuminates an opposition between the Sun, which represents our individual power, and the Moon, which represents the power to reflect. The Sun in Aquarius has been concerned with social duty and service; now we feel the need to harmonize social duty and service with our individuality. This Full Moon is joined Jupiter, the planet of our teachings. Expect some important life lessons to emerge as you balance the needs of the personal with the needs of the collective.
The Full Moon will be in the Nakshatra of Magha, ruled by the divine ancestors. This is a great time to connect to your family and lineage in this lifetime as well as the preceptors to this birth, your divine teachers.
Saturn in Scorpio will be aspecting Mercury in Capricorn. This is a great time for practical implementation and rational thinking. The mind is a terrible thing to waste. Amidst the uncertainty and chaos of the world, there is a deeper lesson. Often that lesson comes through comprehension and recognition of the “cold, hard facts.” Now is a time for that reflection.
The Moon will be debilitated in Scorpio with Saturn and Mars. This is similar to the energy of how the month started, except now the Moon is not just joined Saturn it is also joined Mars. As was stated earlier, we are being challenged to face our emotional fears and strengthen them through discipline. Thankfully, Mars gives us the emotional courage and Saturn gives us the determination to finish the job and see it through to the end. Be careful not to protect your ego through being right.
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