The Witches Correspondence for Friday, February 21st

The Witches Correspondence for Friday, February 21st

 

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow

Friday belongs to Venus, and its energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) works well on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

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The Witches Almanac for Friday, February 21st

The Witches Almanac for Friday, February 21st

Friday (Venus): Love, friendship, reconciliation and beauty

Feast of Lanterns (Chinese)

Waning Moon

The Waning Moon is a time for study, meditation, and little magickal work (except magick designed to banish harmful energies).

Moon Phase: Third Quarter

Moon Sign: Scorpio

Scorpio: Increases awareness of psychic power. Precipitates psychic crises and ends connections thoroughly. People tend to brood and become secretive.

Incense: Rose

Color: Rose

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, February 19th

We try to keep negative feelings to ourselves today, but we may still express them anyhow. The diplomatic Libra Moon reminds us that some things are better left unsaid. Meanwhile, communicator Mercury squares restrictive Saturn, further frustrating our efforts to say what we want. But the Moon hooks up with fiery Mars, pushing us to fight for our needs. The emotional intensity deepens when the Moon slips into passionate Scorpio at 10:32 pm EST.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You are in your power zone, but you might unconsciously try to impose your will onto someone else. Remember that the Moon bumps into your key planet Mars today, sending your emotions into orbit. You’re running on overdrive now, yet those around you may not be as ready for action as you are. Avoid unnecessary arguments by taking the needs of others into consideration before going on the attack. Channel your energy in a positive direction.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Someone might inadvertently stir up uncomfortable emotions today, perhaps reviving old feelings of unresolved anger. You’re typically a down-to-earth person with a common sense attitude toward life. But you could be mixing up memories from your childhood with current circumstances, making it more difficult now to fix the present situation. Examine your past and then use the lessons learned to positively impact your future.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Others envy the ease with which clever thoughts roll off your tongue. You often can say what you want and be done with it. However, it might be more complicated now to separate your ideas and opinions from your identity. The problem is that if you are fully invested in your perspective, you may have to be more aggressive in your own defense. Just remember that everyone else has valid input to give as well. Keeping your mind open is more important than having the last word.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

It might be tempting to convey your annoyance today by not saying or doing anything at all. Unfortunately, once you choose this passive-aggressive tactic, you may retreat so far back into your shell that no one can establish communication with you. Fight against the tendency to withdraw if you are feeling hurt or resentful. Instead, nurse your wounds by gently expressing your feelings without creating a drama. Others can’t make things right if they don’t know what’s wrong.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

A new wave of restlessness sweeps through your life today, but you may not know how to put your feelings out on the table without upsetting an emotional applecart. Although you respect other people’s perspectives, you might secretly believe that yours is more important. Instead of jumping up on your soapbox to fight your cause, it’s healthier to find more productive ways to burn off your excess energy. Save your sermons for another day.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

There are serious issues stewing in your immediate environment now and it’s to your advantage to minimize the negative energy. You might grow irritated with a friend or family member — and your harsh criticism could make matters worse. Put your ego aside today and everyone will feel better all the way around. Choose your battles wisely; you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar if you try.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Your world is rocking, yet the chaos begins to settle down later in the day. Nevertheless, you might feel one last kick of adrenaline today, so make the most of this frenetic energy. Setting your ideas into motion is essential now. You are drawing power from deep reserves but you must be willing to do the work in order to reap the rewards.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Your personal motivation is very strong now, driving you to accomplish more than expected. Unfortunately, your unspoken need to excel can pose a danger, for you may inadvertently create conflict with others in your singular quest to achieve your current objectives. Keep in mind that your success doesn’t have to come at the expense of anyone else. Even if your ego is telling you otherwise, there is always room for multiple winners.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You’re riding an energetic high even if today’s cosmic weather clouds your ability to clearly convey your feelings. You might believe you can accomplish whatever is necessary; your optimism is waving like a flag in the breeze. Unfortunately, you can’t shake a lingering suspicion that there’s something you’re forgetting now. Give yourself permission to keep turning over recent events, one by one, until you find what you are missing.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

One of your ongoing concerns these days is how you can propel yourself toward your goals without pushing others too hard. Unfortunately, if you’re overly bossy, even your allies tend to back away from you. You are riding an adrenaline rush now, but don’t try to put out this internal fire. Use your moral compass to keep yourself on track while searching for a constructive outlet for your abundant energy.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Your focus is shifting as you become more practical about your long-term goals and your career path. Partnerships at work can deepen, offering you the support you need to make a crucial decision. However, tensions may be stirred if there is discord lurking beneath the surface in a developing relationship. Nevertheless, it helps to get everyone’s feelings out in the open. Compromise isn’t the simplest path to follow, but it is the fastest route to peace and harmony at this time.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

It may not be so easy to just let go of a bad feeling since your emotions run very deep. Don’t look for the fast fix today. Sometimes the real magic in a relationship stems from those differences that make each person unique. Respecting each other’s belief systems sets the stage for building common ground instead of fighting over that which cannot be resolved. When all else fails, let love guide the way.

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The Witches Almanac for Wednesday, February 19th

The Witches Almanac for Wednesday, February 19th

Wednesday (Mercury): The conscious mind, study, travel, divination and wisdom.

Pero Palo’s Trial (Spanish)

Waning Moon

The Waning Moon is a time for study, meditation, and little magickal work (except magick designed to banish harmful energies).

Moon Phase: Third Quarter

Moon Sign: Libra

Libra: Favors cooperation, social activities, beautification of surroundings, balance, and partnership.

Moon enters Scorpio 10:33 pm

Scorpio: Increases awareness of psychic power. Precipitates psychic crises and ends connections thoroughly. People tend to brood and become secretive.

Incense: Lilac

Color: Yellow

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Your Horoscopes for Tuesday, February 18th

We feel as if our emotions are being bounced around today on the bumpy road of circumstances, but we can handle the temporary discomfort with a simple change in perspective. The relationship-oriented Libra Moon adds a social twist to current events. Meanwhile, the Sun’s shift into spiritual Pisces reminds us that we’re all connected at the level of soul. We can’t ignore the instability of our feelings, but it helps to remember we are not alone.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You might feel as if a cycle is coming to a close, but you’re just being called to finish up old business so you’re ready for the upcoming action. Hopefully, you haven’t climbed too far out on any limbs lately. However, don’t be too hard on yourself if you have to spend time cleaning up after your overly impulsive behavior. Although you may prefer reminiscing about recent events today, do whatever is necessary to prepare for what’s just around the corner. Don’t waste this chance to make progress while you can.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

A significant shift is occurring in your life, prompting you to look further off into the distance. Unfortunately, this can be a bit nerve-racking now since your ultimate goals may not synchronize with your current trajectory. You might convince yourself that drastic action is required to get back onto the path that will lead you toward your desired future. Seriously consider your options, but don’t push too hard for change yet. Make your move only when you’re good and ready.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

A thorough reevaluation of your career objectives may be in order now that the Sun is moving through your 10th House of Professional Responsibility. Think about what steps you need to take to put your life on a faster track to success. You might not feel a major shift yet, but that doesn’t make your process any less unimportant. You could regret it if you let this chance slip by without trying to accomplish something tangible. Thankfully, making a commitment to follow a certain path can bring your dreams to fruition sooner than you expect.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

The current cosmic dynamics are subtle today so you might not feel incredibly full of energy. However, you certainly deserve the emotional boost that is coming your way. You’re beginning to feel more comfortable with yourself and are willing to hold tight to whatever position is necessary to maintain your integrity. Your ideals are high and your vision is wide; walk your talk and see who follows.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You may appreciate the positive side of the changes in your immediate environment, even if a part of you still wants to hold onto the status quo. You might even attempt to gloss over any negative comments that you receive today. This is not a time to respond in a cavalier manner because your current reactions are probably more important than you think. Listen to what people have to say. Don’t run away from the truth; accepting the feedback as constructive guidance rather than criticism now could help you reach your goals in a timely manner.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You could benefit from standing in front of a mirror today and reminding yourself of what you have accomplished since your last birthday. Set priorities and create goals for the balance of your year now as the Sun moves through your 7th House of Reflection. Once you are sure no one is watching, say whatever you need to pump up your self-esteem. Speak your truth right out loud. Then, go out and make your mark. You can do nearly anything if you put your mind to it.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You are pretty pleased with yourself because you have been riding a wave of positive energy. But even if you’re still benefiting from a recent creative streak, the cosmic vibrations are already beginning to shift. You now need to find ways to take what you’ve started and make it last. This is about establishing new routines in your life, but not any dull ones that take the joy out of your life. Anything goes, as long as it feels good and has some consistency to it.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You may feel emotionally refreshed now that the radiant Sun is entering fellow water sign Pisces, though the improvement in your attitude might not seem apparent to others yet. This change is more about your internal psychology rather than your external presence. Vitality is returning to your imagination, replenishing your soul and soothing your emotions. Even if you have heavy responsibilities falling on your shoulders today, lighten your load by making time for creative play. Connecting with your inner child will do you a world of good.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You’re running on mental overdrive now and thoroughly enjoying the buzz. Although the good times are not over, you have some deep thinking to do today that might make you wish you could escape from it all. Before you hop on a one-way flight to a tropical island, bite the bullet and deal with what’s making you feel uncomfortable. Happily, you may not want to go anywhere once you uncover the source of your concerns. Sticking close to home is more enjoyable after you clear the air and make your peace.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Although you tend to be ambitious and calculating once you establish a goal, you might be feeling rather confused today. Even if you have already done all the preparation you can, there may be a few surprises waiting for you along the way. Some of these unexpected twists and turns might surface now — as if reality wants to see how you will react if it throws you a curve ball. You don’t have to be perfect in your response; you simply need to give it your best possible effort to hit it out of the park.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Over the past few weeks you have felt pressure to initiate change but you might finally get some relief now as the Sun leaves your sign and heads for the open seas of Pisces. However, it may take some time yet to see where the currents are carrying you. Don’t waste energy worrying about your destination. Once you get your bearings, you can revise your plans as needed. In the meantime, sit back and enjoy the soothing ocean spray of gentle dreams that inspire your journey.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

The light of awareness is shining into the dark recesses of your mind now. Your imagination is heightened and your fantasies are awakened. But you can’t communicate your amazing visions to anyone else if your emotions block your self-expression. Don’t fight against this resistance today. You’ll only waste energy trying to climb over a wall that will soon crumble, anyhow. Instead, keep cultivating your colorful ideas without any interference; wait a few days before proudly presenting them to others.

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Sun in Pisces

Sun in Pisces

It’s time to reconnect with your spiritual side

Tarotcom Staff  Tarotcom Staff on the topics of sun, pisces, astrology

It’s time to wrap up another astrological year! When the Sun moves into Pisces, the last sign of the zodiac, from February 18 to March 20, it signals the ending of one cycle before the next begins at the Spring Equinox.

And what do you do when something ends, before you begin again? Rest! That’s why the Sun in Pisces is considered a time to dream and heal and regain strength before starting the new cycle.

Pisces is symbolized by two Fish, which we like to call “the fishes with wishes.” The fish are swimming in opposite directions, which is representative of the Pisces paradox. This sign is at once caught between feeling the harshness of reality and the desire for dreamy escapism.

It’s normal to feel more spiritual while the Sun is in Pisces. It’s easier to tap into your intuition and we’re more inclined to follow our instincts and surrender to something greater than the individual self. But it can also be a lazy, daydream-filled period, so we must keep our escapist tendencies in check.

Those born from about February 15-21 were born on the Aquarius-Pisces cusp, and those born from about March 18-22 were born on the Pisces-Aries cusp. Being born on the cusp simply means that you were born during the transition time between two  zodiac signs, so you retain some qualities from each sign.

If we can embrace empathy for others without letting their pain make us feel victimized while the Sun is in Pisces, this promises to be a very healing time.

Here’s how to make the most of life with the Sun in Pisces:

What to do: Take care of someone! Pisces is the most compassionate and caring zodiac sign, so they are at their best when doing something kind for others. Adopt this admirable Pisces quality now and use it to ease someone’s pain.

What to say: Something poetic. The dreamy fishes are artsy and creative, so now’s the time to channel your inner Pisces poet and write or speak something beautiful to someone you love.

Where to go: Bed! Pisces can sometimes be called “lazy,” but really they just need a safe place to lie down, close their eyes and dream the day away. If you find your mind meandering while the Sun is in Pisces, give yourself permission to take a sweet little nap.

What to wear: Who cares?! Seriously. Life is not about what we wear, it’s about who we are. That’s the typical Pisces mindset, of course, so if you’re tired of dressing for success, this is a good time to slack into some sweats and forget about fashion while you follow more spiritual pursuits.

What to buy: Anything that will help you feel more connected to your spiritual side. It’s easier to tap into your intuition while the Sun is in Pisces, so shop for New Age healing crystals, incense, candles, Tarot cards and all of Pisces’ favorite spiritual supplies.

What to watch out for: Highly sensitive, compassionate and imaginative, Pisces is at risk of wanting to escape when they feel too much or get caught up in daydreams. Alcohol and drug abuse are common to this sign, so be aware of escapism and try to keep yourself grounded (at least a little bit) while the Sun is in Pisces.

What to look forward to: Healing! By the time the Sun moves out of Pisces, you’ll be rested, renewed, reconnected with your spiritual self and ready to begin a new astrological year!

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Daily Cosmic Calendar for Tuesday, Feb. 18th

Prepare yourself for a momentous day across the board. Primary partnerships may see some new wrinkles and nerves can be frayed as Jupiter in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn at 1:17AM. Don’t make any difficult situations more stressful by trying to throw your weight around or taking a partner for granted. Every act of kindness is a step in the right direction.  Mercury enters compassionate, empathic and psychic Pisces at 6:30AM — although this Messenger of the Gods planet is also slowing down in motion as it nears a three-week reversal starting on Thursday Feb. 6. The Moon in Aquarius is in void mode starting at 8:46AM and lasting 11 hours until 7:46PM when the lunar orb enters Pisces.  In the meantime, Venus — which began a retrograde cycle on December 21, 2013 at 29 degrees of Capricorn — will make a station and turn direct at 12:50PM (activating 14 degrees of Capricorn). [Venus will remain in forward motion until July 25, 2015 when it will go retrograde again at 1 degree of Virgo — a reversal lasting 44 days until September 6, 2015 when it returns to direct motion at 15 degrees of Leo.] Today, all Venus themes — love and romance, business deals and opportunities, social activities, the fine and graphic arts, circles of friendship, your antenna of feelings and sensations, essential values to live by — are accentuated not only at the exact time of the shift, but throughout the entire 24-hour time-period.  Be ready for some celestial shenanigans this evening when the Sun makes an off-kilter, 150-degree tie with Jupiter (8:06PM). When the two largest cosmic bodies form one of these alignments, large-scale plans can often go awry or lose their traction. While a Moon-Mercury conjunction in Pisces (8:40PM) gives communications and correspondence a temporary boost, the red planet Mars in parallel with the Moon (11:09PM) reminds you to be extra sensitive to loved ones needing support rather than criticism. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

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The Witches Correspondences for Tuesday, February 18th

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The Witches Correspondences for Tuesday, February 18th

Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Mars rules Tuesday. The energies of this day best harmonize with efforts of masculine vibration, such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. Use them, too, for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures

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The Witches Almanac for Tuesday, February 18th

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The Witches Almanac for Tuesday, February 18th

Tuesday (Mars): Passion, sex, courage, aggression and protection.

Saint Bernadette’s Second Vision

Waning Moon

The Waning Moon is a time for study, meditation and little magickal work (except magick designed to banish harmful energies).

Moon Phase: Third Quarter

Moon Sign: Libra

Libra: Favors cooperation, social activities, beautification of surroundings, balance and partnership.

Sun enters Pisces 12:59 pm

Pisces: The focus is on dreaming, nostalgia, intuition, and psychic impressions. A good time for spiritual or philanthropic activities.

Incense: Cedar

Color: Scarlet

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, February 17

We must focus our attention on managing our emotions now since current relationship dynamics are growing more complex. We may grasp for answers as we watch the mental clarity begin to fade away. Although the practical Virgo Moon helps us concentrate our thoughts, we’re frustrated — perhaps even angry — that progress is immeasurably slow. Luckily, the Moon enters objective Libra at 1:22 pm EST, allowing us to gain a more balanced perspective.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Although you may spend much of the day hard at work, the action picks up this afternoon as you become more socially inclined. Whether you go out on the town with friends or relax at home with family, at least try to include others in your plans. But don’t get caught in a web of procrastination. If you complete whatever tasks you start as efficiently as possible, you will have more alternatives for pleasure available later on.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Acting in a kind manner is admirable, but obsessing over what makes the most sense can interfere with your overall efficiency. Your current tendency may be to analyze everything too much before making your move. Unfortunately, by the time you finally make up your mind, you might have already run out of options. Instead of worrying about whether to work or play today, just do what comes naturally without bothering with the extra analysis. No one can fault you for being yourself.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Staying home and taking it easy might be too tempting of an idea to resist today. You may be so eager to have fun that you agree to something that really isn’t ultimately in your best interest. But playing hooky from work or school isn’t a smart idea at all, especially if it damages your reputation. Pay close attention to what you must sacrifice in order to fulfill your desires. If the cost is too high, don’t say yes.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

There are simple steps you can take today to bring your life back into harmony. However, your needs are likely to be very different from those close to you now and the sooner you acknowledge what you want, the better it will be for all involved. Talking about your passions will help move the energy, as long as you don’t expect one heartfelt discussion to resolve everything all at once. Remember, the real answers are likely to be found within.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Using your common sense is often a reliable way to help you make the best decisions, but today it may be smarter to take a risk with a less than practical idea. You might start out thinking that your feet are on the ground only to discover that your head is in the clouds by the time evening rolls around. Even if others try to change your mind, listen to your intuition and follow your heart.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You have a love-hate relationship today with the same things that usually keep you happily occupied. You may grow bored with your normal work routine now and might try to shake up the regularity of your life by doing things differently. As much as this act of rebellion can be liberating, don’t be afraid to fall back on the tried and true methods if the new ones are not as effective as you had hoped. There’s no harm in experimenting as long as you have a safety net in place.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Tie up as many loose ends as you can before the Moon slips into your sign this afternoon. But don’t try to make a big deal out of everything you do. It’s not for anyone else that you need to finish what you started; it’s to prepare yourself for the emotional whirlwind that arrives tomorrow. You might be too distracted to fully concentrate on the future if you still have unfinished business on your plate.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You might be feeling under pressure to finally address unresolved dynamics in your home or family. However, don’t get yourself so worked up now that your happiness depends upon resolution of issues that still require additional work. You are entering an intermediate zone where you can’t go back to the way things were, yet you can’t move forward either. Take a few deep breaths and cut yourself some slack. There’s no exact timetable for the healing of the heart.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You want to be appreciated and admired for your competence on the job. Ironically, you may need to set aside your personal agenda today to gain the recognition you crave, whether it’s solving a problem at work, hosting a party or just being there for someone special. Rather than seeking approval from your friends or coworkers, put in the extra effort now just because it makes you feel good.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You want to be appreciated and admired for your competence on the job. Ironically, you may need to set aside your personal agenda today to gain the recognition you crave, whether it’s solving a problem at work, hosting a party or just being there for someone special. Rather than seeking approval from your friends or coworkers, put in the extra effort now just because it makes you feel good.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

A paradoxical twist may be added to the mix this week as your feelings deepen while you simultaneously grow more emotionally detached. You might feel anxious at first if you aren’t able to lose yourself into your dreamworld as easily as usual. Instead of worrying about the current state of affairs, be thankful that you can now sink into a challenging dilemma without necessarily being overwhelmed by the situation. Use both your head and your heart to navigate through these tumultuous waters and emerge stronger than before.

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Your Love Horoscopes for the Week of February 17th

Fairy tale romance will be at an all-time high on Tuesday, when the Sun enters Pisces. With the Sun in the sign that illuminates absolute, spiritual love, it’s possible that everyone will focus on what makes their sweetheart beautiful now. In order to love fully, one must love without condition — and that is the lesson of Pisces. Now is the time to sprinkle pixie dust on your love life and make a wish! On Wednesday, however, Mercury Retrograde will square off with Saturn, and you might feel less confident revealing your deepest secrets to your mate. Will it bring you closer, or will it be used as ammunition at a later time? That is the question you’ll wrestle with.

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Spiritual love will be on your mind after Tuesday, but there might be a dark side to these thoughts. If you’re convinced that the only way to truly love someone is by sacrificing yourself, then you’re sabotaging the vast well of romantic potential. You might be keeping love at arm’s length because you’re convinced that the pain and suffering connected to love just isn’t worth it. Perhaps it’s time to erase this script and write a new one. Start by tuning out what a friend has to say about matters of the heart on Wednesday. Don’t allow his or her baggage to become yours.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

If you’re single and looking for love, beware of the potential to search for romance on the Internet with complete naiveté. You may be susceptible to someone’s catchy — but embellished — profile on a dating website. In fact, your longing for romance might be so strong that you ignore all of your instincts. Avoid the common Internet dating mishaps, and if you’re ready to meet someone who has passed round one of testing, be certain to do so at a public place. That way, if your potential dream date turns out to be a frog you won’t be as distressed.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Monday and Tuesday will be your best days for romance this week. That’s because the sensitive Moon will move through your true love sector during this time — a pattern that allows you to feel more open. Not only will you give love freely, but you’ll also give yourself permission to accept it. By Wednesday, however, it’s likely you’ll be in a serious frame of mind, which may not leave much room for sentiment. Expect distraction at the workplace.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

Emotional sensitivity may flare up as you and your sweetheart have a conversation that leaves you feeling anything but warm and fuzzy inside. In fact, this talk might feel like your lover went from having a heart of gold to a heart of stone. Not only will there be cold words that you feel are inconsiderate, but you’ll feel so hypersensitive that it makes you take them extra personally. Hopefully, you’ll chalk this up to a bad day your honey had. If not, he or she will definitely have some explaining to do!

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You might notice your mind wandering more than usual this week. In particular, it appears you’ll be consumed with an erotic fantasy that may involve your current lover — or possibly someone you wish was your lover. There’s nothing wrong with a little daydreaming every now and then, but you might want to keep things in check if you notice that you’re forgetting to tend to the current reality of your relationship. On Wednesday, especially, it’s likely to require your attention.

 

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Expect to shine a bright light on your partner after Tuesday, thanks to the Sun entering your relationship sector. You’ll have an opportunity to breathe new life into your love connection as you and your mate explore the more spiritual side of your union. Now will be a great time to enjoy the arts together. Take in a concert, art show or film. You’re likely to feel an urge to connect in a way that’s beyond the physical realm now. Reach for it.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You’re probably not going to have an easy time convincing your sweetheart to learn from your example about money matters. These days, you’re extremely frugal, and that’s likely due to necessity. Perhaps you’re saving up for a major purchase, such as a home, car or other investment. Or, it’s possible you’ve experienced a downsizing in your income and as a result must reprioritize your spending. Unfortunately, it appears that your lover isn’t supporting you along this thrifty vein this week. You won’t appreciate it.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

After Tuesday, you might put your best foot forward in an effort to find — and keep — that one true love. The Sun will begin its annual tour through your romance sector, shining a light on your ability to experience joy and love. You’ll also yearn for a lover who craves a spiritual, as well as physical, bond. Lovemaking will become more of a transcendental experience if you’re in a relationship. Go ahead, get lost in each other’s eyes. After all, they’re the window to the soul.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You might ache to share the deepest parts of your soul with someone special, yet find yourself unable to open up. What’s going on? Are you afraid of rejection, or of revealing something about yourself that your lover might deem as too ugly to appreciate? Have you actually been rejected in the past for communicating exactly who you are? If so, you might be extra anxious and convinced that history will repeat itself. Push past this fear if you ever hope to achieve true intimacy with your mate.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Communicating the romantic inside of you will be easier than usual this week. In fact, you’re likely to dream up a fairy tale. Whether real or imagined, you’ll get more joy out of this story if you keep it to yourself. A friend is likely to harsh your mellow on Wednesday, and the last thing you’ll want to do is share your romantic musings with him or her. Still, he or she may need your support, so if you’re able to tear yourself away from listening to those love songs for a bit, do so.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You may feel as if you can’t get a word in edgewise during conversations with your partner. Part of the problem may be that you’re having greater difficulty clarifying what it is you want to say. As a result, you may appear to stumble in your words, which your mate finds frustrating. Try not to allow this temporary block to unravel you. It might be a better idea to write your thoughts down first. Even better: Save important conversations for after the end of the month.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

As much as you might hope to discuss one of your anxieties with your partner, it’s possible he or she won’t be receptive to it now. Another potential rub in your relationship bliss may be that you begin to notice a fundamental difference in your spiritual beliefs. Before you panic, take the time to think through whether or not this is a deal breaker, or if it’s an opportunity to open your mind up to a new vantage point.

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The Gift and Curse of Natal Astrology

The Gift and Curse of Natal Astrology

Jeff Jawer    Jeff Jawer on the topics of blogs, astrology
 
 
 

There is nothing like a natal chart to describe one’s personality. One calculated for the time, date and place of birth is a deeply rich and textured picture of psyche, soul, potential and problem areas. The great gift of having your personal Astrology Birth Chart done is the way in which the various drives, needs and desires are expressed so beautifully by the Sun, Moon, planets, zodiac signs, houses and aspects. It’s liberating to recognize individual characteristics as appropriate when they differ from family or cultural models. At its best, a natal chart is a passport to oneself and a source of individual freedom.

Yet a birth chart analysis is, like any other system, a double-edged sword. While it provides self-understanding that can be liberating, it also may have the opposite effect of boxing us in a limiting set of beliefs about ourselves. The key to making the most of Astrology is in how you apply this uniquely perceptive tool.

For example, I was born with the Moon in Scorpio, which represents emotional intensity and going to extremes. Learning this helped me put the powerful feelings I’ve always experienced into a meaningful context. It’s the need of a Scorpio Moon person to dive into the depths of him or herself to discover underlying desires and motivations. What previously simply seemed like a character weakness or neurosis finally had a name and a purpose. I’m supposed to be intense and complex, sometimes pushing emotional buttons, my own and others’.

Breaking free from expectations

Names give things power. “Scorpio Moon” gave a name to my feelings, which made sense out of them. Yet it also became a limiting factor, because I wasn’t supposed to have access to the lightness of a Moon in Gemini or the spontaneity of a Moon in Aries. The gift of self-identification, especially an accurate one, must be handled carefully. It is a tool that can be applied constructively and destructively. This is the risk of astrological analysis: that it describes us so well that we may be stuck with that description. There are, fortunately, some remedies for this.

One is to recognize that we all have a Moon and that we all have feelings. This is the primary truth of our human experience. The shades of difference accorded to each Moon sign are meaningful, but they are not the whole story. Rather than stopping with the symbol, whether it’s the Moon in Scorpio, Mars in Libra or any planetary placement, think of these as starting points. The birth chart represents default behavior; the unconscious responses to life that operate when we don’t pay attention or take responsibility for ourselves. Learning that my Moon is in Scorpio is not an excuse for resentment, jealousy or emotional extremism, but a warning signal. I need intensity, yet part of growing as a person is to express it in healthy ways. The zodiac sign that any planet is in is a gateway to its essence, yet beyond that opening lies a much wider range of expression.

Another remedy is to step away from the restrictive self-identification of the birth chart when it’s not serving a useful purpose. Instead of justifying my stubborn thinking because I was born with cerebral Mercury in fixed sign Taurus, I can recognize when I’m caught in a mental rut and make appropriate adjustments. Instead of reinforcing the behavior astrologically, the awareness a birth chart provides can show us how we’re limited by old patterns and habits and need to change them.

Your Astrology is not absolute

Astrology is a brilliant technology that can be used to reinforce negative traits, which makes it less than helpful. However, when we recognize the chart as a model rather than an absolute rule, we have the freedom to choose how we work with it. This is no different than the ways we use traumas to assess our lives. The child of an alcoholic parent can explain certain behavior because of that experience, but the goal is to use this understanding to move beyond, rather than to reinforce the pattern. When self-identification with Astrology or with any other system empowers us, it’s worth using, but when it becomes a barrier to growth, it’s better to let it go until we can apply it in a more constructive way.

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Born on the Aquarius-Pisces Cusp

Born on the Aquarius-Pisces Cusp

The Cusp of Sensitivity: A dreamy, compassionate place

Tarotcom Staff Tarotcom Staff on the topics of pisces, cusp, astrology, aquarius

Wondering what happens when your birth chart combines the energy of quirky Aquarius with dreamy Pisces? If you were born on the cusp of these two horoscopes signs, between about February 15-21, you were born on The Cusp of Sensitivity — a compassionate and imaginative place. 

Spiritual, artistic, peace-loving and friendly, Aquarius-Pisces cuspers are highly original people. This is the cusp most likely to be labeled “offbeat” or “eccentric,” and its citizens are stimulated by visionary ideas and new experiences. They are highly intellectual, however not so good with practical details and follow-through.

These cuspers may be social or shy, or they may be a peculiar mix of both. This is because pending time with others is a great stress relief, but at the same time they are so sensitive they often choose to hide out alone and escape into their imaginations instead.

Aquarius-Pisces is also arguably the most intuitive cusp placement, lending a naturally psychic and compassionate view of the world. Delving into spiritual matters and philosophical ideals is much more important to these folks than simply managing the details of day-to-day life.  For this reason they may lose things, forget appointments, show up late or stand you up. But don’t be mad — it’s only because they were too preoccupied thinking about how make the world a better place on a much deeper level.

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The Witches Almanac for Monday, February 17th

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The Witches Almanac for Monday, February 17th

Monday (Moon): Peace, sleep, healing, compassion, friends, psychic awareness, purification and fertility.

Presidents’ Day (Observed)

Waning Moon

The Waning Moon is a time for study, meditation, and little magickal work (except magick designed to banish harmful energies).

Moon Phase: Third Quarter

Moon Sign: Virgo

Virgo: Favors accomplishment of details and commands from higher up. Focuses on health, hygiene, and daily schedules.

Moon enters Libra 1:23 pm

Libra: Favors cooperation, social activities, beautification of surroundings, balance and partnership.

Incense: Rosemary

Color: White

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, February 14th

Romance takes center stage today, but not just because it’s Valentine’s Day. The dramatic Leo Full Moon at 6:53 pm EST focuses our attention on issues of the heart. But the conceptual Aquarius Sun shifts the spotlight from personal love to a more social context. A lunar square to stern Saturn can harden our feelings and make us question relationships in general. Thankfully, the Sun’s trine to superhero Mars could save the day with a happy ending.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You have high hopes and are willing to take a risk to fulfill your heart’s wishes today. You might not want to take no for an answer because the exuberant Leo Full Moon in your 5th House of Romance encourages you to expect too much from love. Tempering your dreams with a bit of realism may be enough to prevent disillusionment in relationships. Persistence may work in your favor now as long as you remember to be sensitive to the feelings of others.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Although jumping on a plane might not be possible now, you are still tempted to escape by going somewhere far away in your mind. But this is a time to be practical, not dreamy when it comes to what really matters. The Leo Full Moon in your 4th House of Roots is a reflector that shines a bright light on family issues. Fantasies only distract you from the real love that could be found at home. Real emotional comfort is closer than you think.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

You have a few tricks up your sleeve today when it comes to expressing your attraction to someone special. The playful Leo Full Moon highlights your 3rd House of Communication, inspiring you to take a chance when it comes to love. However, you could overdo it by getting carried away with your feelings. Being confident is one thing, but too much bravado on your part might spell an early end to your evening. Remember, a healthy interaction is a two-way street so be willing to receive as well as you give.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

There could be an upcoming change in your income status or, perhaps, a shift in a business partnership. The bright Leo Full Moon illuminates your 2nd House of Money, so you might be more concerned with the bottom line than you are with romance now. Nevertheless, look at everything in a broader context. Practice compassion for others who may be experiencing uncertain times, too. A quick reality check today will give you a more balanced perspective; money can’t buy you love.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You may need to show a bit of caution in the romance department today, even if you know exactly what you want. The melodramatic Leo Full Moon floods your 1st House of Personality, possibly stressing your relationships and temporarily turning your life inside out. You could become overly defensive if someone stands in your way, so remind yourself that it’s not necessary to express everything you feel. Waiting until tomorrow before saying what’s on your mind will probably be better off for everyone involved.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You might feel invisible today, especially if you think that someone special isn’t taking notice of you. Don’t fight the natural flow of energy as the Leo Full Moon illuminates your 12th House of Privacy, hiding your emotions from view. Nevertheless, your actions will still have the impact you want. Save the flowery speeches and love letters for some other time. Just let behavior do its magic. Even the most subtle gestures will have positive impact if your heart is in the right place.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You might decide to play it low key today and keep your personal feelings to yourself. However, you expressive Leo Moon falls in your 11th House of Social Networking, encouraging you to get involved with a group activity. Although you might resist at first, you’re like to find pleasure in your participation once you overcome your initial anxiety. Let go of your personal desires and melt into the group experience for now. Surprisingly, you can derive a great deal of emotional satisfaction by being part of something larger than yourself.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

People are likely to stand up and take notice of you today, but the recognition you receive may be professional rather than personal. Fortunately, the theatrical Leo Full Moon brightens your 10th House of Public Status, empowering you to reveal your feelings to someone special. You’re at the top of your game now and it’s rather easy for you to shift the focus from business to pleasure if you are romantically inclined. Don’t be afraid to make your move as long as you pay careful attention to the reactions you receive.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You might be dreaming of a trip with your partner or special friend, but travel plans could require extra attention today as circumstances change. Even the simplest of dinner plans may have to be modified at the last minute. Ultimately, the bold Leo Full Moon in your 9th House of Adventure reminds you to focus on your personal needs and do whatever it takes to reach your destination. The details may be unstable, but don’t lose sight of your goal. Following your bliss sometimes requires perseverance and hard work.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You may have to revisit a financial decision today that could alter you evening plans. Instead of making a unilateral decision, it’s smarter to check in with your friend or partner. It could take courage on your part to reveal your vulnerability, especially with the proud Leo Full Moon falling in your 8th House of Deep Sharing. Don’t slip into the trap of pretending that everything is fine if it’s not. Taking a risk and sharing your concerns could be the key to increased intimacy.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Don’t focus on your shortcomings today, especially if you’re worried that someone doesn’t like you as much as you like him or her. Today’s emotional Leo Full Moon in your 7th House of Relationships is opposite the Sun in your cerebral sign, reminding you of the sharp contrast between your subjective feelings and objective reality. Your performance might fall short of your expectations, but you may be judging yourself harsher than anyone else does. Simply doing the best you can will likely be more than enough.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Although someone you love might rain on your parade today, your positive attitude may be enough to chase the bad emotional weather away. However, you won’t find your way back to the sunny side of the street unless you take a chance and give your imagination free rein to explore a new avenues of expression. The Leo Full Moon is lighting up your 6th House of Details, so paying attention to the little things can make the difference between failure and success. A bit of forethought and follow-through goes a long way.

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