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Celestial Compass for February 24-March 1, 2020
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The Extra Day gives Extra and Great Potential

The leap day, February 29 happening every four years is this week. Much is being asked about it being special and certainly it might be. The standard calendar (Gregorian) has 365 days per year, while the Earth takes 365 days, 5 hours and 48 minutes to circle around the sun (tropical year). To compensate this difference, and avoid losing these 5 hours and 48 minutes each year, a leap day is added, the 29th of February. That’s the math of it and for anyone born this day have a special consideration as to what they’ll do with how they measure age and annual birthdays. Historically there’s much to talk about that may be interesting but not omens of what this one will bring. Anytime something is out of sync with time there’s something unique about it so yes, there’s a special energy afoot for you to work with as you feel inclined. It’s a bit rare because it’s not annual so that rarity benefits doing something special on the rare occasion that you want to bring forth into manifestation. We conclude the very busy February and move in to March that brings some serious thoughts and reflections as “beware the ides of March.” There will be a Friday the Thirteenth, the Spring Equinox and Aquarian energy strongly manifesting.

Monday, February 24, 2020
Moon in Pisces

The Moon conjunct Neptune at 1:26 PM creates a dreamy state that makes it easy to meditate and daydream about things you’d like to see happen. There can be an aloof attitude by some so don’t expect all to be engaged and forthright. The energy is drifting and lacks grounding.

At 2:45 PM the Moon sextile Jupiter rewards efforts to do good things and take the high road. Good feelings are easy and goodwill predominates. You can also feel easier and work on optimism.

The Sun sextile Mars at 9:06 PM is energy abounding that assists you where you need stamina and to keep going. This also can benefit what you do to boost your immune system as it sparks efforts toward strength. Matters can go smooth and lead to success.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Moon in Pisces/Aries

Happy Mardi Gras - Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! Steeped in our history is this day of celebration also called Fat Tuesday when people lessen restraint to indulge before the time of Lent where one sacrifices a desire. Much lore is easily found for anyone wanting to delve into its deeper meanings.

The Moon sextile Pluto at1:57 AM adds to inner confidence and being forthright. This is about easy power and making the right moves.

While the sextile of the Moon and Saturn peak at 9:12 AM you have easy power and can feel settled with work and any duty you need to fulfill. This is an angle of practicality and reason.

During the time the Moon is in Aries from 1:47 PM until Friday there is impetus to get moving and take the initiative where possible. There’s an urge to get up early and get a head start, to be first in line and to implement your own original thoughts and ideas. Innovation is a key.

Mercury conjunct the Sun at 8:45 PM heightens thinking. You more easily feel empowered to speak your mind and express feelings though this is a high energy that sparks strong impulses so think a bit when you want to go all out. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Moon in Aries

Mercury sextile Mars at 12:59 AM is a strong motivator wherever you need it. It’s good to know what you intend when communicating so what you say is strong and clear and in the direction you want it to go. 

During the square between the Moon and Mars at 3:32 AM someone might be disgruntled and overall something may be jumbled with cross attitudes and unsettled direction. There can be uncertainty in the way of peace.

Thursday, February 27, 2020
Moon in Aries

At 4:22 AM the Moon square Jupiter makes it easy to become overly embroiled in negativity. What may appear to be expansive and growing could begin to diminish so avoid acting on impressions or what things seem to be.

The Moon and Venus conjunct at 12:05 PM is about charm and easygoing energy. This enhances the ability to bond and make new friendships as well as nurture those already established. It warms the social atmosphere.

The lunar square to Pluto at 2:46 PM brings in unsavory energy that motivates negativity and challenges those wanting to maintain integrity. There’s a tendency to go too far so avoid being caught in skirmishes that are motivated by power and hidden agendas

Step lightly and go gently while the Moon and Saturn square at 10:25 PM. This is a stumbling block that frustrates and is a damper for plans. New directions are not the best idea right now.

Friday, February 28, 2020
Moon in Aries/Taurus

The Moon is in Taurus from 2:30 AM until Sunday that can soothe your spirit by encouraging you to make simple choices and not over clutter your time and mind. The call is for quality over quantity so be wise and stay grounded. This earth element placement also reminds you to notice material matters.

While the Moon and Uranus conjunct at 9:50 AM there can be unstable currents that may be noticed in the news though you can manage by not over reacting or being impulsive. This opens you to quick thinking and genius ideas.

Positive thinking and good communication flow from the Moon sextile Mercury at 10:51 AM. You can gain insight and establish good understanding between you and others and easily grasp what is being said and done. Travel plans can go well.

Venus square Pluto at 5:04 PM is a strong energy so beware if something personally begins to go off the rails. Close connections and relationships are challenged for authenticity and there can be control tactics that are disconcerting. Avoid being caught in a vicious circle by keeping life as simple as possible – for the week. This is certainly not the time to make definite commitments. Artisans are challenged to stay on track and be ready for a do-over or other issues.

A boost of good energy comes from the Moon and Mars trine at 7:56 PM. You more easily have command of work and labor to manage and complete it. There’s also an upbeat attitude that can keep you going.

Mercury sextile Uranus at 10:13 PM is a wellspring of original and interesting energy prompting good ideas that are unique and exciting. Expect conversation to be more interesting as well and for your own thoughts to be elaborate and intuitive.

The 10:40 PM sextile of the Moon and Sun makes matters easygoing and efforts to be successful. Harmony is a key factor of this positive ray.

Saturday, February 29, 2020
Moon in Taurus

Happy Leap Day and may it bring you interesting and out of the ordinary events of happiness and good fortune. 

The lunar sextile to Neptune at 2:50 PM adds an interesting element that increases your ability to sense what happens around you and with others. Messages are understood and there’s ease of seeing higher forms of purpose and reason with what happens.

The Moon trine Jupiter at 5:41 PM gives generosity and willingness to harmonize. People are interested in reaching out and helping where needed. There is optimism and encouragement. It’s easy to bond and have good experiences.

Sunday, March, 2020
Moon in Taurus/Gemini

You’re encouraged and fortified with inner strength while the Moon trine Pluto is active at 3:04 AM. This ray provides confidence and helps you to be prepared and ready where commitment is needed. The key is both inner and outer strength.

At 10:53 AM the Moon trine Saturn is a stable step toward endurance and follow-through toward success. It’s a working vibration that keeps you going in a good direction. Reliability is a key.

The Moon in Gemini from 2:21 PM until Wednesday of next week gives busyness and can either be helpful to focus on a plan or cause you to be scattered if you don’t have an idea of how you want to use your time. This also activates more communication and interest in travel so has you on the go and dealing with others. It’s a time to strive toward working with future outcomes.

In Review (looking back):

February 17-23, 2020
Shadows and Otherworldly Illumination

We’re just underway with Mercury Retrograde in Pisces that aligns with Pisces in Neptune that adds an air of mystery to this unusual placement relating to communication. Also Mars in Capricorn is calming energy from the heightened rays when it was in Sagittarius. Mars in Capricorn until the end of March can be a stabilizing factor that is grounding. This is energy of a marathon and long-term endurance. If you need sustained energy for anything from physical work to mental stamina this ray helps. It enlivens Capricorn areas of life such as corporations, nations and their leaders and is a prodding factor to get things moving. Pacing and monitoring what you do is helpful for wise management. At the end of the week is the New Moon in Pisces furthering the unusual energy of shadows and otherworldly influence.

Key words for the week:

Psychic; insight; plans; forge; realize; contemplate

Nature relating to current celestial placements:

The Sun, Neptune and Mercury in Pisces along with New Moon in Pisces that is growing in power are also Pisces. There’s a call to notice the whisperings of such as mermaids and Neptune himself. Shadows and the spirit realm provide connections to other planes of existence and the life that dwells therein. 

Affirmation for the week:

“The songs of oceans and flow of the tides of all the waters of the world speak to my deepest spirit self of my own soul journey.

Next Week:

There is the Second Quarter Moon, Mercury retrogrades back into Aquarius and Venus moves into Taurus.

A Personal Message for All Signs – See Below:

All times Eastern

Notes for applying details and information: Major aspects are angles from one planet to another called conjunction, sextile, square, trine, and opposition that each has its own meaning. These, combined with the individual meanings of the planets create unique interpretations.

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