STARGAZING — week of February 20th through February 26th, 2017

Feb 20, 2017 | Monthly Astrology|Stargazing

This week brings a potentially dangerous New Moon Solar Eclipse that carries two difficult aspects from Mars. The eclipse on the 26th is the last in a series of Pisces-Virgo eclipses for another nine years. A solar eclipse represents new beginnings coming from a deeper soul level, however, this one also represents endings since it is the last Pisces eclipse.

You can easily open up to a higher vision, but need to be prepared to burst any illusions your are holding. There are several big challenges from Mars between February 22 and 27, so don’t try to force square pegs into round holes this week. There are challenges coming up by the middle of this week through the end of February, so accomplish any important tasks early in the week.

Monday is an easy day with the moon in positive-thinking Sagittarius and several happy lunar aspects. When the moon is happy, most people are feeling good and happy too. These happy planetary relationships are positive for the USA President’s Day holiday on Monday the 20th. If you like to shop on this holiday, it would be best to do so before mid-afternoon. After that, time is better spent doing humble tasks like laundry or cleaning up your desk; not so good for important actions or decisions.

There is an ease of communications on Tuesday, so take advantage of the mental support before challenging energies activate overnight into Wednesday and beyond. Mars squares the Moon and Pluto on Wednesday, which happened every two years, and occurs twice in that cycle. The first one in this cycle was on November 19, 2016.

Mars, the warrior, challenges death and destructive Pluto on Wednesday and aligns with explosive Uranus on Sunday at the eclipse in Pisces (water) on the 26th.

Thursday and Friday support social interaction with Thursday being a good business lunch day, and Friday being the better of the two for romance.

On Saturday afternoon the 25, both the Moon and Mercury move into Pisces, making for a more gentle Saturday night. Movies, music, dinner out, fantasy romance and spiritual activities are all favored. While this energy can make you incredibility creative, it leads you into murky waters with communications as you may not be logical or clear.

As this energy increases, it brings the possibility of use of military force, as well as possible severe weather changes. Even more fuel is added to the fire when Mars lines up with unpredictable Uranus in Aries. This is a time to lay low and pass through as best you can and not a time for big changes. This Solar Eclipse will compliment themes found in the February 10 Lunar Eclipse. Together they act as an eclipse phase, which lasts until the eclipses of August 2017.

Remember, Pluto helps you be in your power by releasing that which needs to go away. Uranus opens you to innovative new ways of thinking while Jupiter helps you take it to a larger level. So for the next several days, as February draws to a close, be willing to stand up for yourself and put constructive energy into your ambitions. Just don’t get obsessive and remember that a high level of patience may be required. So lay low and be extra careful until March arrives next Wednesday.