Read Your Monthly Horoscope for Feb.-March.
|We're in 13 sign AQUARIUS (2/16-3/11)|
|The Secrets of your Real Sign|
|A New Direction For a Peace-Loving Uranus|
|Audio by Tchiya Amet|
|The Looming Crisis: Jupiter retrograde Feb 6|
Feb 16-Mar 11
Aquarius by Hiroko Sakai
Aquarius needs freedom more than other signs, since it was taken away in their ancestral memories. In mythology, the young Aquarian herdsman was raped and kidnapped by Zeus, who brought him to Olympus as his personal man servant and sex slave. Aquarius has never forgot this humiliation, and will never be captured or enslaved by anyone--Aquarius will face death rather than give up freedom.
The important thing about Aquarians is that they will never change, they are born who they are, as if their inability to fully commit is a genetic trait. What you see and what you get in Aquarius is the same, and that's all you'll get. Perhaps its their experience with imprisonment and shame has it impossible for them to trust anything or anyone. Maybe that's why they argue the point without malice, but also with resolution. They are the exception that makes, or breaks, the law
Aquarius must have an exit strategy, the ability to fly away. Their love is like a bird, too. Aquarius can be victimized by a institutions or powerful people, and broken apart by the maze of complex social relations. So they resist with all their might, beyond the limits. As the wind forces it way through a mountain pass, Aquarius will change its shape to hurry on in its journey. Obstruction makes them nervous.
The lover or mate of the Aquarius must realize that if they demand more than friendship, Aquarius will melt away, evaporate or prevaricate. Life long friendships are easy for Aquarius if they never leave the friend zone. Only the demands of others can drive them away.
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The Eclipse & the Comet
Starting Feb 19, and continuing until Feb 28, we'll all be experiencing a tumultuous and dangerous T-square with Jupiter (retrograde), Uranus and Pluto. Around Feb 28, Mars will be added to the mix, as conjunct Uranus, which will hit us even harder, making the changes we face come at us like a tidal wave. We didn't notice the warning signs of this gradual but inevitable predicament.
The impact of this combination of planets can mean a lot of disruption, duplicity, loss, coercion, and failure of the institutions that we depend on, such as corporations and joint finances, taxes, insurance, inheritance and the goods of the dead. One way of looking at it is that we have overvalued the dependability of these institutions, and are now trapped in a sudden realization of the weakness or perfidy of government, religious or spiritually-based groups, social and family organizations and even friendships. Even astrology and other "occult" belief systems will fall into disrepute, since any means of self-aggrandization or over confidence is very dangerous in this T-square.
Jupiter, our protector, is not only going back to nitpick the details of our belief systems, but is also tangled in a web of deceit and power-plays. Jupiter's otherwise lucky aspects are doomed to be dragged into a pit of arrogance and neglect of important details, which could result in pain and violence. Jupiter can't always save us, especially from ourselves.
All of these failures of our most trusted institutions will come at us in a rage of sudden disappointments. We'll be beset by the irrevocable destruction of the old conditions we are used to. We may be exposed to dangerous and or perilous circumstances, disruption of our normal living conditions, whether by economic, political, cultural and ecological forces beyond our control. Entrenched corporate or other power structures will bear down on us with a ferocity that we didn't expect. This will cause us to vault into a desire to drastically change our basic goals and objectives. However, this is not a good time for positive change. we simply aren't ready or prepared; we haven't laid any groundwork for meaningful reform, and we will be forced to endure and submit to the changes, or, hopefully adjust to them for the short term. Like a wounded animal, we'll suffer drastic emotional upsets caused by the threats to our basic needs; security, money, sex, and our quality of life, unable to find a way out. Shock and despair are natural reactions to the collapse of everything we hold dear.
Like most T-squares, the danger is what we will do to ourselves. Pluto is like the dagger we plunge unto our own gut, in a fit of fury that we will turn inwards. Why wait until the forces against us hit? In our anguish, we might ruin our chances to reorganize and place ourselves in untenable positions from which there is no escape.
When we face oppressive forces out to destroy us, we must downsize, and shrink our area of activities to only what we need. There is only one way out: strict and consistent HONESTY in all our affairs. Rather than be fooled into action before we are ready, we must find the truth of our predicament, face our own follies and fantasies, and scrupulously eliminate all hypocrisy from our lives. Yes, we are challenged to change, real change, which can only come as a result of a great realization of our options, and starkly looking at the sacrifices we must make. Only a radical departure from the old ways of thinking can save us. Yet we are helpless to act on our newly forming consciousness. We must wait for the storm to pass over, before we can repair the damage to ourselves and take action against our real enemies, who have finally been revealed to us.
On February 6, Jupiter in Virgo goes retrograde. This will signal a sudden reverse in the false spirit of optimism in the US economy. This delusion is based on a Trump victory and a tax cut for the rich, a rising stock market and the further inflation of worthless paper assets and bad debts. China, the last best hope of the capitalist wet dream, is sinking further in chaos, with crashing exports, massive unemployment, devastating pollution, and pervasive corruption. This is causing a deep sense of doom in the Chinese people as a whole. They've hit a major block to their dreams of expansion and the glories of wealth--a severe drop in exports. The Yuan is sinking so fast that all the gold in China can't prop it up any more. The Chinese are racing to try to convert their money into other currencies, and bitcoin. Japan, India, Brazil, England and most European and South American counties are all suffering similar currency implosion. Anyone with dollar-based debt is like a cornered rat. There really isn't anywhere to hide, and the specter of deflation is haunting all countries that have allowed a deregulated capitalism to sweep through their economies like a forest fire. The reality of deflation will now reveal itself to be the major economic trend of our era. It's like quicksand, and it swallows wealth wherever it finds it. The more you own, the more debt you are carrying, the more acute the danger. MORE
Inside Trump: A Raging Bull Charging Ophiuchus
If we look at Trump’s Moon Sign according to the 13 Sign Zodiac, it’s in Ophiuchus. To make the influence stronger, it’s one degree away from his South Node. Just as lightening alters the landscapes around it, so do Ophiuchus Moon natives have the power to manipulate and resurrect our emotions just as Isis and Nephthys (symbols of the Ophiuchus Moon) brought Osiris back from the dead. The primordial power inherent in Ophiuchus Moon natives necessary to do such feats doesn’t translate well into the material world. They usually shun reality, normality, materialism, and will minimize the importance of objective conditions. We’ve been witness to Donald Trump engaging in most of these behaviors, except, shunning materialism. In fact, he has placed it on a pedestal, forsaking even the very Earth which gives him, as all Ophiuchans, his power. MORE
By Tchiya Amet
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SATURN IN OPHIUCHUS:
UPDATE: So little is known about the effect of the Ophiuchus cluster of stars, that we can only speak in terms of herstory. Ophiuchus is the professional female, dedicated not to men, but to her work. Ophiuchus rules over birth and death; she was the midwife, healer and embalmer all in one. Ophiuchus reflects the feminine, but not her softness or receptivity. Ophiuchus develops independence and clear thinking. Like the village shaman or witch, she worked behind the scenes to heal the sick and predict the weather, and was the go-to person in the moment of crisis. She’s the woman who seizes control when others are helpless. MORE
URANUS: WAR AND PEACE
On July 31, Uranus went retrograde, with an apparent motion from 32 to 28 degrees Pisces before it goes direct at the end of 2016. This is a repeat performance of 2015, when Uranus went from 29 to 24 degrees Pisces during July-December of that year. All in all, it must be admitted, Uranus in Pisces wants peace, but in retrograde, seems only to get more violence!
Uranus in Pisces has been called the Jesus syndrome, when new ideas, from Christian ethics to socialist economics, emerge to create a more humanistic society based on love. In Pisces, Uranus is weaponless, so these new, revolutionary ideas are subject to repression and their adherents, to martyrdom. In retrograde, Uranus is retreating from confrontation, shirking the pain. Uranus retrograde is hung up on past hurts, and historical injustice. Freedom is still out of reach, in spite of the fact the first inkling of a new, kinder and more humane philosophy is on the rise, at least among those who have the higher consciousness. But what good does consciousness do when faced with an AK-15 assault rifle? MORE
Billionaires and Presidents
Karl Marx famously said of the French counter-revolution, "History repeats itself, the first time as tragedy, and the second time as comedy". This is also true of our history of presidents. Donald Trump and John Kennedy have a lot in common (see chart), both billionaires, both of them not trusted by the very establishments from which they sprang. Aside from character issues, the big difference is that, Kennedy presided over a rising economic tide in 1960, while Trump's America of 2017 is on the decline.
|Sun in Taurus||Sun in Taurus|
|Maverick billionaire||Maverick billionaire|
|Father ran brothels||Father smuggled liquor|
|Traitor to his party||Traitor to his class|
|Trophy wife (Melania)||Trophy wife (Jacqueline)|
|Creepy opponent (Clinton)||Creepy opponent (Nixon)|
|Dangerous VP (Pence)||Dangerous VP (LBJ)|
|Unscripted Tweets||Unscripted speeches|
|Boorish self-confidence||Sexy self-confidence|
|Silly bouffant hair style||Cool bouffant hair style|
|Media villain||Media star|
|Undermined by CIA||Assassinated by CIA|
Like the Kennedy Magic, which connected with the baby-boomer's rise to power, Trump also has tapped into a vein of frustration among the lost population of rejected working class people the system no longer needs. The message of "Ask not what your country can do for you" and "Make America great again" is not that different, except Kennedy was drawing from the idealistic heart of the youth, while Trump represents the fallen hopes of an older, distressed white middle-class. Today this aging population is sick, aimless, unproductive, and angry that immigrants have swooped in to take advantage of their complacency, arrogance and political confusion. Many white people, realizing that they are now the minority in a much more diverse nation, are now looking for a way to avoid or delay their racial extinction, or, at least their loss of political and economic power in the new dispensation of wealth. MORE ABOUT TRUMP
FOLLOW THE MOON'S PHASES:
• Egyptian by Femi Ibim
• Hellenic by Kim Lovelace
A lot of what you learned about your Moon from mainstream astrology is false or misleading. The 12-sign Zodiac just doesn't represent the truth. A 13 sign astrology horoscope reveals the facts about your real birth planets and luminaries by finding the right sign and degree. 13-sign astrology also includes the sign Ophiuchus, the goddess of women's power and accomplishments. The 12-sign, tropical view of the horoscope deficient and outdated.
Another vital placement in the horoscope is the The Black Moon and Lilith, which is linked to the dark, hidden extreme in Lunar polarity, the opposite of the lighted moon, our romantic archetype. Again, traditional astrology rarely acknowledges this mysterious influence, and gets the sign wrong.
• Learn more about Lilith
• Black Moon/Lilith in your chart
Comparison of the Zodiac systems
|Aries||Mar 21 - April 20||April 15 - May 15||April 19 - May 13|
|Taurus||April 21 - May 20||May 16 - June 15||May 14 - June 19|
|Gemini||May 21 - June 20||June 16 - July 15||June 20 - July 20|
|Cancer||June 21 - July 21||July 16 - Aug 15||July 21 - Aug 9|
|Leo||July 22 Aug 22||Aug 16 - Sep 15||Aug 10 – Sep 15|
|Virgo||Aug 23 - Sep 22||Sep 16 - Oct 15||Sept 16 – Oct 30|
|Libra||Sep 23 - Oct 22||Oct 16 - Nov 15||Oct 31– Nov 22|
|Scorpio||Oct 23 - Nov 21||Nov 16 - Dec 15||Nov 23 – Nov 29|
|Ophiuchus||NA||NA||Nov 30 – Dec 17|
|Sagittarius||Nov 22 - Dec 21||Dec 16 - Jan 14||Dec 18– Jan 18|
|Capricorn||Dec 22 - Jan 20||Jan 15 - Feb 14||Jan 19 – Feb 15|
|Aquarius||Jan 21 - Feb 19||Feb 15 - Mar 14||Feb 16– Mar 11|
|Pisces||Feb 20 - Mar 20||Mar 15 - April 14||Mar 12 – April 18|
[These books are for 12-sign astrology; However, aspect and transiting angles are the same in all systems.
Go to our Ophiuchus Rising page for the meanings of the angles, planets and asteroids in Ophiuchus]
Key Words for Astrology -- Paperback
Aspects in Astrology: A Guide to Understanding Planetary Relationships in the Horoscope -- Paperback
Sextrology: The Astrology of Sex and the Sexes -- Paperback By Stella Starsky, Quinn Cox
Transits Simplified -- Paperback
Astrology of Human Relationships -- Paperback