Fw: [LunarAstrology] [Roxanas_Reports] February Astrology Report
- Hello all of you special friends:I am trying to get my thoughts together so I can send out the angel message for today right now before I get involved in reading the messages I did not get around to reading yesterday, and while scanning my files for a minute, I came to this message and just could not resist sharing it with all of you today, so you could enjoy these words as early in February as possible.I am not sure about all of you but I love the words Shelli Buhr shares in her Lunar Astrology Messages; for me, they are always very inspirational as well as extremely enlightening, so I hope all of you enjoy this new message. As always, this is being sent for your discernment and you can do with it what you wish once you receive it. Of course, my hope is that you will read it, but if you choose not to, please delete it right now -- with my blessings.Peace, love, light and angel hugs,Patti----- Original Message -----From: Shelli BuhrSent: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 9:33 PMSubject: [LunarAstrology] [Roxanas_Reports] February Astrology ReportFEBRUARY 2006 ASTROLOGY REPORT
© January 2006 Roxana Muise, C.A.P.
February hosts 17 dynamic aspects: Six conjunctions, five
squares, two ESB (Ending Shadow Boundaries), one BSB (Beginning
Shadow Boundary), one direct station, one new and one full Moon. This
month, all of these vibrant aspects are made with planets in forward
motion, and seven of the aspects actively involve Mercury. All in
all, it will be an intense month, filled with precise and challenging
mental exercises. (Find midpoints in parentheses.)
The first half of February continues January's trend of the potential
for mutual aid, teamwork, and cooperation between unlikely
participants. This energy lends itself well to supporting nurturing
with a substantial framework or structure; and to soften the
discipline that you dispense with compassion and kindness. To
continue to benefit from this cosmic endowment, find a way to apply
altruistic deeds or spiritual concepts to everyday transactions.
Continue to release grudges and ill feelings, and embrace the oneness
and peace that calms your heart. From 2/18, the energy shifts to a
powerful combination of motivation through discerning supportive
shared principles that can benefit those with parallel ideals.
Venus, Jupiter, Neptune, and Pluto share the same degree of
declination (punctuated by Lunar crossings every two weeks) between
January 12 and March 15, forming a Grand Parallel. Much of what
transpires during this time seems to be outrageous, and may be
elaborate illusion. There may be confusing interactions that bring to
bare shifts in philosophy occurring in your personal life - or in
society that influence collective thinking - that are belied by
subsequent investigation. Invoking your intuitive sense can help you
to create inner strength. We are at a turning point in history that
is difficult to discern now because we are immersed in it. All we can
do individually is to act responsibly, and develop as much spiritual
awareness as possible.
Within the same-frame time, between January 30 and February 14,
Neptune is in the yearly overlapping shadow between its previous and
coming retrograde cycles. Foresight and hindsight join hands as we
look back over the esoteric/spiritual/mystical/illusory activities of
2005, and look forward to next year's encounters. Keep an inner
balance between unconscious and conscious thought-forms, and between
spirit and personality.
2/1 Be aware of your ability to influence others, and exercise it
with caution and responsibility. Avoid any temptation to mislead or
to manipulate, as an abrupt turn of events can change everything.
Mercury conjoins Neptune 17:07 Aquarius, 12:21 PM (=Pluto/North
2/1 A good time to plan ahead and organize for future events that
you know will bring extra stress to your life. The emphasis on
planning is to be flexible. Your first take on the issue may seem
naïve, however more information will be added pursuant to the
situation over time. Action taken now may mar your ability to respond
effectively, setting you up for possible embarrassment later. Be
yourself, honesty will be remembered and revered. Mercury squares
Jupiter 17:25 Aquarius/Scorpio, 4:28 PM (Mercury=Pluto/NN).
2/3 If you find yourself between two opposing factions, study the
past four months' history of both sides - therein lies the key to
your survival. Survival can be physical or reputational. Your word
may be questioned, and your honor may be at stake. Mars ESB 23:22
Taurus, 3:05 PM (=Saturn/Uranus).
2/4 A great deal of intensity is present in both personal and group
processes, effecting changes in the expressions of strategies for
individual success. As these dramas play out in the public arena,
reactions to the dilemmas ebb and flow. First one situation peaks,
and then another takes over in perceived importance. Values are
affected, and much confusion keeps decisions from being clearly
defined. Many situations are blown out of proportion, as stated facts
tend to be out of context or misunderstood. Principles are
questioned, but relevance may be diverted, as details given are of
disproportionate importance. Grand Parallel of 2006 peaks at 12:55 PM
GMT Sun/Mercury/Venus/Jupiter/Neptune/ Pluto parallel 15:32 S to
16:10 S, Moon contra parallel 16:10 N. (an orb of 38 minutes) ** see
2/5 Communicate in an honest and perceptive way with close friends
or relationships before hastily agreeing to any major decisions. A
great deal of emotional tension may tax your endurance. Your freedom
may be curtailed, or it might take an extraordinary exertion of
energy to cope with the process most important to you. Unrequited
energy looking for cloture. Mercury squares Mars 24:13
Aquarius/Taurus (Mercury=Venus/NN, Mars=Saturn/Uranus).
2/5 Interruptions in energy occur that affect the status quo. Use
humanity and compassion to align yourself with lasting values. Some
may act as if they can get away with dishonesty to achieve their
goals and their activities may influence many others. Plans rooted in
deception may tend to unravel. Keep a watchful eye for untrustworthy
situations, and safeguard your health. You may uncover talents in the
mystical or creative arts. The Sun eclipses Neptune. 17:17 Aquarius,
15:44 South declination, 9:32 PM (=Pluto/NN).
2/6 Through conscious choices about challenges to existing
situations, ethical practices will be acknowledged. Make sure that
you are aligned with those who are above reproach, as their successes
can become yours as well. New products and processes may come into
view. Don't expect everything to come together all at once take
baby steps, and be patient. Sun squares Jupiter 17:49
Aquarius/Scorpio, 10:16 AM (Sun=Pluto/NN).
2/8 As you value your freedom, extend that value to others'
independence and self-autonomy. A study and application of
metaphysical principles or other comparable levels of consciousness
can be liberating. Mercury enters Pisces 5:21 PM (=Sun
2/12 Projects that have been in the works are ripe for achievement or
release. The responsible growth of your creative ideas can now be
brought into fulfillment. Keep in mind that whatever this project is,
it is still just a part of a larger whole. Dream big, but solidify
what you have now. Then the next step can be to grow from there. You
can afford to be magnanimous if you have adequately protected your
assets. New contacts may be courted now. West coast: your creativity
can be shown and grown in appropriate marketing. Make sure that you
have fulfilled all contractual agreements. East coast: Be sure to
elicit support from your family and ask for their help in promoting
your plans and projects. New contacts may emerge from far away.
Full Moon 24:20 Leo/Aquarius, west coast 8:44 PM, east coast 11:44 PM
(Sun & Moon=Mars/Jupiter, Sun=Venus/NN).
2/14 It will be easier for people to be up-front with their concerns.
Look for subjects and values where you and others can find common
ground. Avoid dwelling on differences. Neptune ESB 17:36 Aquarius,
3:15 AM (=Pluto/NN). This ends the overlapping Neptune shadow, which
began on January 30 a period of 16 days.
2/14 Be straightforward in all business dealings. Be vigilant about
energies associated with groups or communities. Work on your own and
loved ones' self esteem. Vulnerability can be an issue that you can
address with awareness. Just an untimely thoughtless word can be very
damaging. Mercury conjoins Uranus 9:53 Pisces, 7:35 AM (=Neptune/NN,
2/16 Keep your expectations reasonable, and be open to information
that will eventually clarify future agreements. Add calming
influences to your life. Be open to new relationships, especially of
a spiritual or creative nature. Mercury BSB 13:44 Pisces, 3:05 PM,
(=Mars/Pluto, Sun Neptune/NN).
2/17 Restless energy can be mistaken for a feeling of loneliness. You
are primed for action, but need to center yourself and find purpose
for your life. Practice lectures or other presentations, to make them
the best they can be. Mars enters Gemini 2:43 PM
2/18 Open yourself to imaginative ideas and intuitive perceptions.
Keep your temper, and show a little self-control. Become a witness to
the growth of others, and add support to those you care about as they
step forward on a new path. It costs you nothing to be supportive and
polite to someone vulnerable. Sun enters Pisces 11:25 AM, (=Mercury
Uranus/Neptune MC, Venus/NN).
2/18 Over sensitivity to emotional tension is present for all. The
best thing is not to over-react to emotional stimulus. Work on inner
levels to instill calmness and composure. A lesser Grand Parallel
occurs today with Venus/Jupiter/Neptune/Pluto, peaking with the
Moon's contact around 9 PM from 15:40 S to 16:11 S.
2/19 Pay attention to your consciousness. You may be oblivious to a
crisis right under your nose dealing with someone in your care, or
someone with whom you have influence. A good time to recognize and
develop spiritual or mystical abilities. You may be unduly alarmed at
a perceived injustice. Carefully examine a situation before you act.
Sun squares Mars 0:51 Pisces/Gemini 7:33 AM, (Sun=Mercury
2/27 Processes dealing with the communication of creative
imagination, mystical issues, or spiritual awareness can be
successfully launched. Writing, speaking, or performing in unusual
venues or with a new audience can be promising. West coast: dealings
with peers or close relationships and their significance in the
world. East coast: Finding a way to be of service, or to present a
valuable new product can be promising. New Moon 9:16 Pisces, west
coast 4:30 PM; east coast 7:30 (=Mercury NN/Neptune).
2/28 A simple, innocent conversation may lead to a more beneficial
union. Coming together for expediency may lead to more serious
relationships that are at least mutually supportive, though probably
not enduring. Mercury squares Pluto 26:32 Pisces/Sagittarius,
** The Grand Parallel is what I call a grouping of four or more
planets that stay at the same parallel for an extended period of
time. Grand meaning vast - referring to an infrequent convoy of
planets in close declination for an extended sweep of time. This is
due in part to faster moving planets in shadow or in retrograde
motion closely aspecting slow moving planets in that same declination
degree. Jupiter, Neptune, and Pluto continue in that degree of
declination for most of the year, and are activated every two weeks
by the Moon's alternating passage north and south. Interesting that
this phenomenon occurred in the past in 1944, 1917, 1898, 1879, and
1861. This is a ripe area for research.
Ref: In her article on outer planet parallels, Leigh Westin coined
the term "Great Parallel". For more information about parallels, see
her articles on the Declination SIG website: www.declination.org
FEBRUARY 2006 SYMBOLISM
February comes from the Latin, Febris (meaning the fever of love),
and was named for Juno-Februa, Greco-Roman goddess of fire,
purification and healing. She was the mother of Mars, and patroness
of the passion, or fire of love.
February's birthstone is the amethyst -- the gemstone used in the
rings of Catholic Bishops, and in many rosaries. It symbolizes
spirituality, faithfulness, spiritual attunement, temperance, peace,
and quietude. It is the stone associated with the 7th Chakra, the
royal energy center, and has been used as an amulet for breaking bad
habits and addictions. Amethysts were used in hand-fastings, showing
faithfulness and stability. Valerian, the herb associated with
February, quiets the nerves, allays pain, and promotes sleep.
Midway between the four points of the solstices and equinoxes are the
Cross-Quarter Days, the fixed points of the natural year, represented
in the Catholic Church by the four Gospels, and symbolized by a man
(Aquarius), a bull (Taurus), a lion (Leo), and an eagle (Scorpio).
These correspond to the four Pagan fire festivals. About halfway in
the Sun's journey through the fixed sign of Aquarius, is the man-
point. The very powerful Cross-Quarter Days are all 15 degrees of
fixed signs, and support the eighth harmonic division of the Earth's
orbital year. In concept, this correlates to the Lunation cycle,
which is an eighth harmonic division of the Moon's orbital month. The
timing of the Moon's orbit around the Earth varies from the timing of
the Earth's orbit around the Sun, which accounts for the offset of
the calendar systems. The shifting of the Solar calendar with the
addition of one day every four years, adds up to a range of 54 hours,
or 4.25 days. This year, February 3 actually marks the true cross-
quarter festival in the Celtic or Pagan calendar.
The beginning of February marks the pagan celebration of Imbolc, or
Oimelc (both pronounced "ee-melc"), is also the festival of
Brigantia, which corresponds with the festival of the Norse goddess,
Brigid (in Ireland, the virgin goddess Bridhe) who embodies the three-
fold nature of the goddess, and their powers of healing, smithcraft,
& poetry/divination. In Greco-Roman mythology the triune nature of
the goddess is maiden, mother and crone, and at the cross quarter the
goddess is transformed from the barren hag of winter back again to
the vibrant virgin bride of spring. Imbolc, which means "ewe's milk",
refers to the first lactation of the year, promising new lambs and a
blessed spring. Imbolc is a time of commitment to the waxing Light of
the coming spring, and dedicated to purification and cleansing.
February 2 is Groundhog's day and Candlemas. Proverbs of many
countries equate the weather on Candlemas with a forecast. An
American folk tale tells us that if the groundhog sees his shadow,
there will be another 6 weeks of winter - a correlation to the 40
penitence days of Lent. Candlemas is the Christian feast of the
purification of the Virgin Mary. A Mass is said for the blessing of
the candles and the return of the Light, commemorating when Jesus
(who is called "The Light of The World") was first presented in the
temple. This is in tradition with the Jewish religion, which states
that the firstborn male belongs to God, and must be presented in
Temple 40 days following his birth. Many Roman Catholics perform a
novena (9 days of formal prayer), ending on February 11th: the
festival of The Lady of Fatima (which was the name of Mohammed's
daughter). Our Lady of Fatima is said to have appeared in Lourdes
near an ancient Celtic healing spring (once in Islamic territory),
which was associated with the goddess, Februa.
February 3 is also the feast day of St Blase (Blaise) was a martyred
Armenian Bishop in the fourth century, who tamed and healed wild
animals. On his way to prison for heresy, he healed a boy who was
choking to death on a fishbone with a blessing that dissolved the
fishbone. His feast day celebrates the blessing of the throats, using
two candles. He is associated with the Slavic horse-god, Vlaise,
champion of animals. Saint Blase is honored as the patron of wild
animals, wool combers, and all persons who have ailments of the
throat. Four healing miracles have been recorded at his shrine.
In 2006, February 28 is Mardi gras, which means Fat Tuesday, aka
Shrove Tuesday (shrive: to confess and gain absolution), the final
day of "Carnival" which comes from the Latin root, meaning "farewell
to meat". The next day (March 1) is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of
Lent, the Christian season of penitence and renewal in preparation
for the festival of Easter. Lent comes from lencten, the Chaldean
word meaning "spring" or "lengthening" (of days). In Medieval Europe
meat and dairy were to be shunned, and only one meal was eaten - in
the early evening. Good deeds and disciplinary behavior were offered
in thanksgiving for the sacrifice of Christ, and in acknowledgment of
His death and resurrection. This has a parallel in the 40 days of
abstinence that precedes the pagan festival of the fire-goddess of
the morning star, Astarte. On Ash Wednesday in the Christian
tradition, a cross is drawn on the forehead of the penitent with
ashes made from palm leaves that were burned on Palm Sunday, as the
symbolism of sorrow, regret, and humility, and a reminder of our
humanness, and that we are worthy of redemption. The palm tree is the
tree of life in the Babylonian Garden of Eden story, and symbolizes
hope for the future. The Hebrew word for palm is Tamar, their name
for the goddess, Ashtaroth, aka Astarte, Ishtar, and Venus-Hesperos
(Evening Star). Astarte rescued and healed a palm tree uprooted from
the Garden of Eden by a great flood.
The Chinese New Year of the Fire Dog took place on January 29, 2006.
(I apologize for omitting this and the Islamic New Year from the
January Report.) The dog is one of the animals of the 12-year zodiac.
Each year gives sequence to one of the 5 elements of the Chinese
zodiac a 60-year cycle. This is the year of the Fire Dog. Fire
emphasizes fierceness, enthusiasm, dramatic expression, magnetism,
and spirituality. The year of the Fire Dog brings up issues of
loyalty, friendship, honesty, and innocence.
In 2006, January 31 was the Islamic New Year, al-`aam al-jadid. And
ten days later (February 9) is the Islamic Day of Atonement, Aashura.
When a cultural/religious calendar is based on the Moon, as are the
Islamic and Jewish calendars, the dates vary from our present
secular, Solar calendar, and their holy days are categorized
as "Moveable Feasts".
February 11 is the celebration of the last apparition of Our Lady at
Lourdes, at a grotto in France (1858), which was known for many
centuries as a shrine of the goddess.
St. Valentine was a Martyred Roman Priest of the 3rd century. St.
Valentine's Day, February 14 holds sacred the number 5 (1 + 4). In
ancient times, when a woman wanted to attract a lover or husband,
five bay leaves were placed under her pillow on St. Valentine's eve.
This holiday has an association with lovebirds, and their first
matings of the year. St Valentine is associated with Juno, goddess of
maternal and married love, and also with the Norse/Teutonic goddess
of Love, Sjofn, who shares this feast day. In Scandinavia, they ran
the Labyrinth on this day, as a test of love. Love is like perfume;
you can't give it away without getting a little on yourself.
February 23 is also the Roman festival of Terminalia, which is
associated with Terminus, god of boundaries, and Saturn, god of
limitation. Its purpose was to encourage people to honor the
boundaries of their neighbors. Statues of the god, Terminus were used
as property markers, and may have been the forerunners of address
markers, much like European house names.
This month's full Moon falls on February 12, which is Abraham
Lincoln's birthday. Calling our only satellite "the Moon" is rather
lacking in imagination rather like calling your feline, the Cat, or
your canine, the Dog. Because the Moon's phases were so closely
correlated with the monthly cycles of women, ancient peoples
associated it with the feminine, and recognized within it the power
of the Goddess. The Romans called the Moon Luna and Diana; the Greeks
referred to her as Selene and Artemis; Egyptians called her Isis; and
the Norse called her Freya. In the American Indian tradition, each
month was named a magical name that culminated at the full Moon to
honor and invoke protection from the changing spirit of the Moon. The
Algonquin knew the full Moon in the month in February as the Snow
Moon, as the heaviest snows fell in that month. The Inuits called the
February Moon, Anningan. The Moon goddess in ancient Mexico was known
as Coyolxauhqui, and in ancient China, she was known as Chang O.
Hindus refer to her as Soma, and the Shinto Japanese name for her is
The Moon is very important to us on the Earth, in a number of
different ways. She is the major gravitational cause of our tides,
both the tides of the oceans, and the liquid tides of our bodies,
since our bodies are about 80 percent liquid. Blood being highly
liquid tends to ebb and flow with the phases of the Moon. Gardening
and fishing tips due to the phases of the Moons have been listed in
the Farmer's Almanac for many generations. Emotional states of mind
are greatly influenced by these phases, as we see Great Britain's
Lunacy Act of 1842 giving allowances for crimes occurring at new and
full Moon times - hence the word Lunacy. As a lawyer, Abraham Lincoln
used the Full Moon as ample light to identify a suspect in a murder
trial, dubbed "The Almanac Trial". Many authors and scientists
acknowledged the power of the Moon over humankind.
"I think that a particle must have a separate reality independent of
the measurements. That is an electron has spin, location and so forth
even when it is not being measured. I like to think that the moon is
there even if I am not looking at it."
"If the Sun and Moon should ever doubt, they'd immediately go out."
"What was most significant about the lunar voyage was not that men
set foot on the moon but that they set eye on the earth."
"The moon develops the imagination, as chemicals develop photographic
"Oceanography is a terrific career because gradually we seem to be
coming around to realize that we had better become as acquainted with
the seventy percent of our planet that is covered by water as we are
with the dark side of the Moon."
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the
"The moon is nothing but a circumambulating aphrodisiac divinely
subsidized to provoke the world into a rising birth-rate."
"If man is not affected in some way by the Moon, he is the only thing
on Earth that isn't."
Robert Millikan, U.S. physicist, Nobel Prize winner (1923)
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