Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Venus Conjunct Neptune | swept off our feet

Us by goodmusicgoodpeople

We wake up this morning with Venus (love, money, women, beauty, our values and self-esteem) conjunct dreamy, boundless Neptune at 13 degrees Pisces.

This is excellent energy to fall head over heels in love. Also to be swept off our feet and carried away by whatever catches our fancy now.

This is a a magical energy for attracting (Venus) our dreams (Neptune).

Keep in mind with this happening in Pisces there is a good deal of idealization going on. Our rose colored glasses will have ordered their own rose colored glasses from Warby Parker ... and we will be wearing both pairs. Things can seem way better than they actually are.

This energy could make us prone to daydreaming.

Drugs and alcohol will have a heightened effect - I am sure even cold medicine, so be careful. If you know someone prone to drifting off course via some kind of external intoxication maybe check in with them. Make sure they are ok. Don't take on their problems! But maybe just send a "thinking of you" text. Then they can call you if they need to touch base.

We also have Mercury (words, conversation) sextiling Saturn (authority, responsibility) this afternoon, so compassionate language will provide serious and stabilizing opportunities today. Also language of forgiveness.

Be aware we are stepping into a portal (and another page of this month's Venus chapter - which I wrote about somewhere on here, but can't find now) where realities merge, identities dissolve. Very high frequencies can be experienced. But Neptune is tricky AND always well-equipped to prove to us that we neither know everything nor are we even up to the task of providing a complete list of things we should be wanting to know about. Existence is simply bigger than we are. So is Neptune.

Keep in mind Venus also rules our money and our values and we probably don't want these things to be swept out to sea. Purchases, investments - could seem way better than they actually are, too.

Let's enjoy the healing potential of releasing and dissolving all that has built up, but not to the degree of our own injury- Pisces does rule the 12th house of self-sabotage. Things could get lost here.

It will be easy to forget things. People with strong Neptunes have usually forgotten most of their childhoods, so our car keys may not stand much of a chance on making it to the wall hook. Make an effort to be mindful.

Another possibility, I have a close family member with Neptune (on her ascendant) opposing Venus, and have seen this play out many times - is that our Venus makes us very attractive to every victim story we come in contact with. We will be attracted (Venus) to people's secrets, their woundings, their grief. Caring for other people will feel really good. There is the potential for a great deal of healing here. And also for great disillusionment and heartache.

This doesn't mean we armor up - our armor has been put away until the Aries New Moon (Vernal Equinox, first day of Spring). March will flip around this year and come in like a lamb and go out like a lion! We need to feel what we need to feel. Since Neptune came home to Pisces in 2011 - we have all been living in a kind of unreality reality anyway. Just keep in mind we are certainly all more vulnerable now.

People could lie to us (we could lie, too) - this can also happen this weekend when Mercury hits this same degree. Relationships (Venus) could be confusing (Neptune). The Moon is in fixed Taurus and everyone will be stubborn.

Of course, this is EXCELLENT energy for art, for spiritual work, for healing, for creativity, to release a boundary, to dream.

Our ability to attract (Venus) is boundless (Neptune). Just know there is a great deal of illusion and glamour being projected here.

Marilyn Monroe was born with Neptune trine Venus, Brigitte Bardot with Neptune conjunct Venus (today's aspect) and Pamela Anderson with Neptune square Venus.

Another person born with Neptune conjunct Venus (illusion, glamour) was Andy Warhol who once said, "art is what you can get away with", "if you're not trying to be real, you don't have to get it right", "if you want to know all about Andy Warhol just look at the surface of my paintings and me, and there I am. There's nothing behind that."

That about sums up this energy - enjoy it - but use your astrology knowledge to stay safe with it, too.

xo all

Note - this is the same degree of Pisces Mercury will conjunct Neptune next weekend, so something from today will likely lead to a conversation, information, a decision, etc. Our thinking won't be any clearer THEN. Keep this in mind.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Mars Trine the North Node | the strength to keep going, where there is a will there is a way, fighting for what we believe in, what we seek is seeking us

Medieval War XI by deex-helios

Today we have Mars (in Sagittarius) trining (brakes off) the North Node (in Leo) at 14 degrees.

This is us taking action toward the unknown, untraveled horizon of our future.

It is time to believe (Sagittarius) in our dreams (that Pisces stellium!) and move toward what our heart wants. 

Let's take some action today toward what we want. Life can use whatever action we take to get us where we need/want to be. Trust this.

With five planets in Pisces (plus with Mars trining the North Node he is sextiling the South Node) there is a whole lot of energy on releasing. But then there is our Mars here. Lagging behind the group to keep the fire in us burning. We have the ambition/the passion/the optimism to move something BIG forward here. BIG as in BIG results, the action itself can be quite small.

So, although we might be tired or sad or processing some kind of loss or needing some quiet time - we also have this active energy pulling us forward today.

Asking us to be brave (Mars!) Asking us to believe we can do this thing (Sag!) Asking us to follow our heart and take the center stage in our own life (Leo!). This could again be connecting us back to last August's (7th-21st) eclipse window.

Actions taken now could have far-reaching consequences.

Remember we don't have to build a house (unless we are actually building a house!) - we just need to take an initiating action. We are putting what we want out there. Voice it. Move something forward. We are setting up a marker. We might drift a bit off course later in the week, but the marker will still be here. We are lining ourselves up energetically with the thing we are seeking (Leo, our heart) - which is seeking us right back.

I just wanted to toss up this quick post because most of the weekly is so different from this energy and I don't want us to miss it.

xo all

NOTE - Mars sextile to the Aquarius South Node tells us the OPPORTUNITY (sextile) comes through the Aquarian release - releasing the detachment (step in, get involved, connect your heart with someone/something), the distractions that are wasting our time/energy (what are we avoiding by needlessly checking Facebook every hour - THAT is what needs our attention), the fear of alienation that is holding us back, the over-emphasis on technology.