Your Daily Love Horoscopes for Tuesday, February 20th

Your Daily Love Horoscopes for Tuesday, February 20th

By Marie DeSimone

 

General

General Horoscope

A series of complicated aspects creates confusion as we try to sort through the facts. But the truth is hard to find amidst the piles of conflicting information until the Moon plods into stabilizing Taurus at 2:11 pm EST, adding a healthy dose of common sense to our analysis. But reality may be difficult to swallow when our perspectives differ with someone else’s. Power struggles are likely as we negotiate over which point of view will prevail.

 

Aries Horoscope MAR 21 – APR 19

You could miss several subtle cues today, which can create a few awkward situations. You are given a chance to share your feelings with someone, but might not say a word for fear of saying too much. Although you are known to speak your mind without holding back, you realize how precarious the emotional balance is now and will do nearly anything to prevent this house of cards from tumbling down. Your decision to remain silent may not keep you out of trouble, requiring you to clean up a mess after an argument, anyway. Luckily, others will appreciate your truth more than your diplomacy.

Taurus Horoscope APR 20 – MAY 20

You can sense a rather strange vibe that is running through your network of coworkers today and you’re not certain what it means. Although you’re confident that your perceptions are accurate at first, you may begin to doubt yourself as the day progresses. The Moon’s shift into earthy Taurus typically helps to stabilize your emotions, but only heightens your sensitivity to the unknown now, instead. Thankfully, there’s no reason to act on your odd feelings; you only need to pay attention to them as they change throughout the day. Winston Churchill said, “Fear is a reaction; courage is discovery.”

Gemini Horoscope MAY 21 – JUN 20

You are easily drawn out from behind your mask today. You’re eager to make people feel as comfortable as you, but it turns out to be a complex task. It seems as if everyone but you is stuck on his or her position and not interested in change — even if a change would serve them well. A touch of discretion on your part can make all the difference in the world. If you inspire others to feel emotionally safe, they are more likely to shift gears and end up in a better place.

Cancer Horoscope JUN 21 – JUL 22

Separating your unconscious fantasies from patterns in the real world can be tricky business today. However, your unexpressed hopes and dreams leak into nearly every interaction now, infusing even the simplest discussion with mixed signals. Thankfully, the simplistic Taurus Moon encourages you to limit your communication to the most practical issues, so you can get your message across without upsetting anyone else. Psychologist Hans Selye wrote, “Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.”

Leo Horoscope JUL 23 – AUG 22

Emotional or financial entanglements make even the simplest activities more complicated. Your life is intertwined with those closest to you, but you might try to act on your own now, anyhow. Exercise caution when making plans to do something alone because it’s unlikely you can cut the ties effectively. Instead of resisting the natural flow today, choose partnership over a solo venture. It’s a mutual blessing when you directly utilize what someone else brings to the party. Ken Blanchard wrote, “None of us is as smart as all of us.”

Virgo Horoscope AUG 23 – SEP 22

You might feel as if the scriptwriter for today’s drama has cast you in a supporting role. Furthermore, you’re not happy with the sarcastic humor because it feels as if the joke is on you. You don’t like it when a conversation is thrown off track by information suddenly crashing in like unexpected thunder. Nevertheless, you still must react to integrate the new data or you won’t be able to keep up with the changes. Author Deborah Day wrote, “Flexibility requires an open mind and a welcoming of new alternatives.”

Libra Horoscope SEP 23 – OCT 22

You prefer to keep your interpersonal interactions lighthearted today, but every conversation has the potential to slip into an inescapable black hole. Ironically, it feels like metaphysical quicksand, the more you struggle to get out, the faster you sink. But relaxing while in an adrenaline-producing situation isn’t easy because your brain is telling you to fight to be free. Nevertheless, acknowledging the paradox shifts your reality as fast as it was created. Increasing your self-awareness empowers you to change your world.

Scorpio Horoscope OCT 23 – NOV 21

Your intuition has shifted into overdrive, filling your mind with more answers than you have questions. However, it’s not easy to just accept the symbols and thoughts that pop into your head when there’s no simple way to check out their validity. Ironically, the pipeline to other dimensions shrinks when you begin to doubt your psychic connection, cutting you off from the information you need. Remember, every moment is an opportunity to let go and practice trust.

Sagittarius Horoscope NOV 22 – DEC 21

Unexpected events on the home front pull your attention from worldly affairs today. Or, you might be distracted by a flood of childhood memories. Either way, there are personal issues that can prevent you from being fully present in your daily routine. Unfortunately, there’s no off switch that controls your inner awareness and if you try to suppress your thoughts now, they will only grow louder. Instead, don’t be afraid to bring your past back into sharp focus. Only when you embrace the intensity of your family history will it release its grip on you and allow you to move on.

Capricorn Horoscope DEC 22 – JAN 19

Your basic needs include creating an ambitious schedule that enables you to engage in the world with confidence. But specificity is an elusive concept today and you might have to give up your desire for the stability a detailed agenda affords. Nevertheless, there are some big pieces of your plans that could start to fall in place by the afternoon. Unfortunately, if you try to rush the process, you’ll end up stressed out and frustrated. Focus on what you can fix and forget about what you can’t.

Aquarius Horoscope JAN 20 – FEB 18

Your uncertainty about a major purchase can eat up a lot of your time today, negatively impacting your productivity in other areas of your life. It’s one thing to know the state of your finances; it’s entirely different to know if it is wise to charge a substantial amount of money onto your credit card in order to make an acquisition. Although it’s easier to justify buying a utilitarian item than an artful object of beauty, they both impinge upon your cash flow. Take your time as you analyze the pros and cons of spending money now, so you don’t regret your lack of resources down the road.

Pisces Horoscope FEB 19 – MAR 20

You might wonder if your conscious decisions really have any influence on the overall trajectory of your life. Days like today demonstrate the importance of unplanned synchronicities as the finger of fate points at you. An event that changes everything in an instant could occur out of the blue. There are no easy answers to the apparently mysterious ways of the universe. But don’t let your temporary powerlessness take over your life. Make decisions as if you were exerting free will, even if, on occasion, the cosmos seems to have an agenda of its own.

 

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Relationship Changes: The Sun/Moon Midpoint

Relationship Changes: The Sun/Moon Midpoint

Learn Astrology’s most important love indicators


OK class, today we’re going to talk about a very powerful tool in the astrologer’s toolbox. I warn you: It’s not for the faint of heart. There is a little bit of math and a whole lot of meaning behind what I want to introduce to you.

You may or may not have heard of this before, depending on your level of interest in Astrology. But I assure you, the information I am about to share is relevant for each and every one of you — I’m talking about Midpoints.

Before you run away from this page I urge you to stay with me — just a little longer. I promise it’ll be worth your while. You see, although Midpoints are a rather advanced tool, they are SO important.

Simply put, a midpoint in your chart is the degree you get when you calculate the distance between two planets.  Let’s keep this really simple. Imagine your Sun is at 15 degrees of Capricorn and your Moon is at 5 degrees of Capricorn. Well, the halfway mark between these two planets would be 10 degrees of Capricorn.

Are you with me so far? Good.

What Astrology’s Midpoints mean

So in this imaginary example, 10 degrees of Capricorn becomes an extremely sensitive degree in that person’s chart. This would be the Sun/Moon midpoint. It’s a degree that, when activated by transit, suggests MAJOR changes in relationship. It’s also a degree that, when activated by a planet or point in another person’s chart, suggests that you are in a tremendously important relationship.

If your sweetheart’s personal planets are conjunct, square or opposite your Sun/Moon midpoint (with an orb of two degrees or less) then you, my friend, have met a potential marriage partner. Same goes if his or her Sun/Moon midpoint touches one of your planets by hard aspect. Only hard aspects count with midpoints by the way (conjunction, square or opposition). Why? Hard aspects are drivers. They make stuff happen. Soft aspects (sextile and trines) merely lend support.

OK, so if you have stayed with me this far, I’m thrilled. You have no idea how exciting midpoints are in the birth chart. Your chart is rich with meaningful midpoints that, when triggered (by transits, progressions, solar arcs, or in synastry), are connected to major developments and relationships in your life.

Why the Sun/Moon midpoint is so important

But for now let’s stick with the absolute granddaddy of midpoints. If there is only one midpoint in your entire birth chart you decide to pay attention to, it should be the Sun/Moon midpoint.

Why? Well it’s kind of straightforward if you think about it. The Sun and Moon are two of the most vital components of our horoscope. The Sun is our essential life force and vitality, while the Moon represents our habit patterns and emotional needs. The Sun represents our father or male energy in our chart, while the Moon represents mother or feminine energy. Together, the Sun/Moon midpoint is all about blending the masculine with feminine for their strongest combined expression.

It follows that in terms of relationship Astrology and in predictive Astrology, the Sun/Moon midpoint is likely to be an active factor as it pertains to relationship change. Because this is a blog, and you know I enjoy teaching using my real life experiences as an example, I will illustrate.

Certain Midpoints can indicate marriage

My Sun is 17 Taurus and my Moon is 11 Sagittarius. Without giving you a math headache, trust me when I tell you that my Astrology software correctly calculates my Sun/Moon midpoint to be 29 degrees of Aquarius. This degree, as well as the degrees opposite (29 Leo) and square (29 Taurus or Scorpio), are highly sensitive degrees for relationship in my life.
The best way to test this theory is by looking into my relationship history.

I met my now ex-husband in September 1991. Transiting Jupiter was moving through my 5th House of Romance. The week I met him, transiting Jupiter was at 29 degrees Leo, triggering my Sun/Moon midpoint. Oh, and his natal Moon placement happens to be 29 degrees Leo, which means a very important personal planet in his chart also triggered my

Sun/Moon midpoint. Hello, future husband!

Fast forward to our wedding day in November 1997. My Progressed chart reveals the Sun/Moon midpoint connections dramatically. That’s because my Progressed Ascendant was 28 degrees Taurus, which means my Progressed Descendant was 28 degrees Scorpio. So my Progressed Ascendant/Descendant axis — the marriage axis — was square my Sun/Moon midpoint. Boo ya!

But wait, there’s more.

Other Midpoints can indicate divorce

Let’s consider the not so happy time — our divorce. We were legally separated a couple of days after the February 2007 Full Moon that was conjunct my Sun/Moon Midpoint at 29 degrees Aquarius. In my Solar Arc directed chart, the Ascendant/Descendant axis was square my Sun/Moon midpoint. Ouch.

The day of my divorce was March 10, 2011. Transiting Neptune was precisely conjunct my Sun/Moon midpoint at 29 Aquarius. Talk about relationship dissolution! Literal Astrology folks!

Now, let’s look to the only other significant relationship I had after my separation and divorce. I met this gentleman on March 1, 2008, when the Transiting North Node was conjunct my Sun/Moon Midpoint AND my Progressed Moon was also conjunct my Sun/Moon midpoint. Hello!

Looking to the future

We broke up this past December as transiting Saturn squared my Sun/Moon Midpoint. Cringe. Currently, we are trying to be “just friends.” Transiting Saturn will make two more passes over my Sun/Moon midpoint over the summer. My Progressed Moon is currently square my Sun/Moon midpoint. We’ll see what happens. Astrologically, it doesn’t look so good.

Luckily, it’s time for transiting Jupiter to make that opposition to my natal Sun/Moon midpoint late this summer, too, at 29 Leo. New love potential? Stay tuned…

And there you have it, folks. The magical Sun/Moon midpoint. As you can see, it is a MAJOR factor in relationship dynamics.

Class dismissed.

 

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Moon Folklore for Your Tuesday

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Moon Folklore for Your Tuesday

To make things flourish and grow, do a spell during the waxing moon — from the first day of the new moon to the first day of the Full Moon. At this time work for an increase of anything, or to diminish something.

To decrease anything do a spell during the waning period of the moon. This is a good time to get rid of any bad situation, including illness.

To put a stop to anything irksome, choose the second day of the Full Moon. Use silver and white to establish a link with the Moon.

 

Reference

A Book of Pagan Rituals
Herman Slater

The Witches Current Moon Phase for February 20th

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The Witches Current Moon Phase for February 20th

Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 21%

The Moon today is in a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.

Source

MoonGiant.com

Celebrating Legends, Folklore & Spirituality 365 Days A Year for Feb. 20th

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Celebrating Legends, Folklore & Spirituality 365 Days A Year for Feb. 20th

Mesrop Ma tots

 

This day celebrates the birth of Mesrop Ma tots, a missionary to the remoter parts of his native Armenia who, in order to provide his countrymen with books in their own language, invented a 36-letter alphabet(still used today with the addition of a few extra letters). He is also credited with inventing the 38-letter Georgian alphabet.

The Witches Magick for Tuesday, February 20th – A Few Simple Hoodoo Spells for Protection

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The Witches Magick for Tuesday, February 20th – A Few Simple Hoodoo Spells for Protection

To Keep Someone From Using Foot Track Spells Against You

Ingredients:
– Red Pepper
– Your Right Shoe
Place the red pepper inside your right shoe to prevent foot track spells from being able to latch on to you.

 

Silver Dime to Prevent Hoodoo

Ingredients:
– Silver Dime
– Drill
– Leather Throng
Drill a hole into the silver dime and string it with the leather throng. Wearing this amulet will protect you from others attempting to Hoodoo you.

 

Rattle Snake Skin For Protection Against Bewitchment

Ingredients: – Shed Rattle Snake Skin
Carry the shed rattlesnake skin on your person to prevent others from bewitching you. (If you kill the snake it will not work the reason being that any bewitchment cast on you will rebound to the snake.)

 

To Protect Against Evil Forces

Ingredients: – Horseshoe
Place the horseshoe over top your front door to keep evil forces from entering the home.

 

Cinnamon Bath for Protection Against Evil Forces

Ingredients:
– Cinnamon
– Bath
Tub Run a bath sprinkling in ground cinnamon. Make sure to fully submerge yourself to wash away any negative influences that may have attached themselves to you.

 

 

Source

Gray’s Pocket Book Of Hoodoo Protection Spells: (Gray’s Pocket Books Series Book 3)
Deran Gray

The Energy of Mars

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The Energy of Mars

 

Weekday ruled by Mars: Tuesday

Stones:
Bloodstone
Garnet
Carnelian
Pink Tourmaline

Herbs and Plants:
Red Rose
Cock’ comb
Mugwort
Mullien
Nettle
Thistle
Wormwood

Magickal Intention: Courage, physical strength, revenge, military honors, surgery, breaking negative cycles, war, vitality, Assertiveness.

Tuesday Is Ruled By Mars

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Tuesday Is Ruled By Mars

Tuesday is a Mars day, and just like the god of war, this is the time to tap into magicks to call for strength and courage. This day of the week is for rebels and warriors. If you are facing a challenge of any kind, need a boost to your courage, or want to enhance your passions, Tuesday is the day of the week for you.

Some suggestions for Tuesday enchantments would include:

*Wearing the fiery colors associated with this day: scarlet, red, black, and orange. Don some of the more daring and bewitching colors of your wardrobe on Tuesdays and turn a few heads.

*Carrying a bloodstone in your pocket or wearing garnet-studded jewelry to reinforce your convictions

*Working with protective and fire-associated plants such as the snapdragon, thistle, and holly to boost your shields and bravery

*Burning spicy-scented energy-enhancing candles to add a little magical aromatherapy to your home

*Cooking up a hearty meal featuring carrots, peppers, and garlic (all Mars foods and spices) to empower yourself for victory and success

Correspondences for Tuesday, February 20th

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Correspondences for Tuesday, February 20th

 

Tuesday (Tiw’s-day)

Planet: Mars

Colors: Red and Autumn Shades

Crystals: Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet, Flint, Rhodonite, Iron and Steel

Aroma: Basil, Ginger, Black Pepper, Mars Oil, Dragon’s blood and patchouli

Herb: Basil

The day of Mars. This day could only ever symbolize the sheer power of the god of war! The ideal spells to be cast on this day are that of force, power war and protection.

Dedicated to the powers of the planet Mars, personified as Ares, Tiwaz, Tiw, and Tyr.

Magical aspects: controlled power, energy, and endurance, passion, sex, courage, aggression, and protection.

This is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving courage, physical strength, revenge, military honors, surgery, the breaking of negative spells, dynamic energy, matrimony, war, enemies, prison, hunting, politics, contests, protection, victory, and athletics.