Thursday is Groundhog Day. Will the groundhog see his shadow and return to his burrow? It’s also Candlemas Day, a day of astronomical and religious significance that represents a time between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. In the Catholic Church, Candlemas is 40 days after Christmas. The holy child and Mary are presented in the Temple. Beeswax candles are blessed.
Friday, Feb. 3, after 14 years in Aquarius, Neptune enters its own sign of Pisces (after 164 years), remaining there until 2025. Neptune was last in Pisces in 1947 ushering in the romantic era of art, literature and music.
Neptune esoterically is a subtle new state of Soul (Christ) consciousness. Neptune will be in Pisces for 14 years, thus bringing forth a phenomenal change of consciousness for humanity. Changes in healing, the arts, creativity, the uses of water, vibrational medicine, alleviating suffering, spiritual groups seeking deepened spiritual knowledge and understanding.
The emphasis will be to “save the world.” From the heart of the Sun, Neptune streams forth Ray 2, Love/Wisdom, to the world. And we are changed.
Tuesday is the full moon Aquarius solar festival. Saturn in Libra turns stationary retrograde in the early morning. During the night, Venus (economics, money into precious metals) enters Aries (all things new) as Mars continues its retrograde in Virgo (new reality is forming). It’s a busy planetary week. Saturn retrograde means we examine all structures, disciplines, rules and boundaries, assessing their function, usefulness and purpose. What prepares us for the future? We reconsider commitments and responsibilities, reorganize and renegotiate previous agreements. New business opportunities should not be initiated during Saturn retrograde. However, preparations for the future must accelerate. Saturn provides the discipline and structures to accomplish this. We have until March.
The full moon is the Full Snow moon. The Aquarian seed thought is “Water of life poured forth for thirsty humanity.” We are to be the “waters of life” pouring forth our service to uplift, educate and support “thirsty humanity.” Let us accomplish this task together. The two weeks of Chinese New Year festivities ends at the full moon Lantern Festival. Who is having a Lantern Festival party this year? (Read more at www.nightlightnews.com)
ARIES: Slowly, over the next many years, all that is within you, often unknown and unheeded, will surface. So much is buried within. All these, like Vesta, are the “found objects” of ourselves, waiting for the right time and season to emerge. It will surface in dreams, symbols, omens, and talismans. The mystery of yourself will be revealed. You will see unseen worlds. Faith and trust and hope become your guides.
TAURUS: You will enter into a newer and wider group of people: like-minded, socially conscious and spiritually aware. You will all be artistic, creative and quite unusual. You will create, build and form a community that is the template for the new culture. You have yearned for this. Continue to imagine it. You will lead it.
GEMINI: Should you feel uncertain about your work in the world, know that this is part of Neptune’s function, attempting to refine you into the new ways of being in the world. Neptune is slow, but its watery ways slowly undermine any old ideas that you can act like everyone else. You can’t. What you’re left with is your imagination. What do you imagine would make you joyful?
CANCER: There will be an emphasis on entering deeper into mystical and/or esoteric teachings. It will be good to read Rumi. You will also seek places that are far away from home. In order to learn new ways, enter into new places of knowledge and gather ancient wisdoms. You will also be called to teach. Humanity is thirsty for real knowledge. You understand humanity.
LEO: There may be explorations, deeper and more profound, into issues concerning death, sex, rock-and-roll, and everything else transformational. Taxes, too. And freedoms. And money. Questions like what is death and what is the function of sex? Am I sexy? What’s sexy to me? And how do we want our money to be used to create the new paradigm shift? The world is calling us to be sharing responsibly.
VIRGO: You will see others through the lens of everyone and everything as spiritual. You will see and recognize the life force. Some will see the actual angels (devas) building the kingdoms. You will discover what unconditional love means. First by seeking it. Then by providing it. A sacred contract. You will make new connections. Love will be released. Different than before.
LIBRA: A new authenticity will come forth from within, and your lifestyle will change. Forgiveness will continue. Begin with yourself first. What can you forgive? All daily routines will focus on creating and sustaining vibrant health. Become very careful and caring with health. Unusual allergies may arise. Stay with homoepathics and homeopathic practitioners. As forgiveness comes forth, you become more authentically of service to others.
SCORPIO: You are the master of illusion. You will meet others who also have your gift, protecting themselves against all emotional intrusions. You will come to a point when feelings of aloneness must give way to making true contact. Romance may find you. You can be “romanced” by ideas, by a rare coin or flower, one of the kingdoms calling to you. You will become “intimate” with new ideas.
SAGITTARIUS: There will be a great return to family of origin, family stories, history— the successes, disappointments, strengths and yearnings. What sacrifices did your family make? And how do you hold all of these for your family? What wealth (not necessarily money) did your family build? You too yearn. For closeness and care. Let’s pray for it together.
CAPRICORN: Gradually you will notice the many forms of nonverbal communication and expression surrounding you. It’s as if you can hear (and see) the angels building form out of substance. Read the Findhorn Garden (the picture book) again. Your intuition discovers all the subtle signals no one else sees. This stimulates your imagination. Community, gardens and greenhouses are your keywords.
AQUARIUS: Make sure to be careful with input and output of money. It may feel that the outflow is greater than the inflow. And perhaps it is. Eventually your ideas about money will change. New values will replace previously accepted values about money and how it’s made. A new spiritual reality comes forth and you enter gladly into the new sharing society. Watch for this.
PISCES: You may become a bit more subtle, refined, changeable, whimsical and elusive. You may feel the need for more rest, reflection and contemplation. You may experience Oneness, the Love of God. Your identity may shift and lines may blur around boundaries. You become mysterious and reflect the needs of others. You “save” others by inspiring compassion.