Presidents Day February 2019
Christmas Eve 2018
The daily lights, calculated from real time at sunrise on the Pacific coast, for Monday 18 February 2019
The wintry sun shivers at 5 degrees of Aquarius. Scholars and historians alike have long wondered about the identity of the man who carried the water jug in Jerusalem, found in Luke 22 and Mark 14. Jesus specifically mentioned this man to His disciples as the one to be followed to the house he would enter. The man led them to a house with an upper room, where they gathered and prepared the Passover feast and the Last supper. It was in this same upper room where they gathered to receive the outpouring of the Comforter in the form of tongues of fire. We are wise to put this in the context of preparation for endings, for the end, for a time of sacrifice, which few associate with Aquarius.
The Water Bearer appears again in the Garden of Gethsemane, wearing a linen shroud, following after the man about to be arrested and crucified. He is a fascinating and underreported figure here, as no one can put him in any context that's explicable outside that of being an outsider. The gender and identity of the Water Bearer is multi-layered, as we see from the current rage for questioning these and the concepts behind them.
The next time you see clouds, think of them as water bearers!!
The names of the stars of the constellation Aquarius itself, the Water Bearer, include The Record of the Pouring Out; Who Goes and Returns, the Urn, and What Issues From The Flowing Stream. Those people and relationships born under these stars are connected with commercial and literary affairs, guiding stars in every sense, and have excellent powers of concentration.
The Southern Fish sparkles in the sunrise today. The individual names for these stars of this Star Fish indicate the nature of the constellation is one of The Mouth of The Fish, None Wasted But All Received. Those people and relationships born under these stars are born to be before the public, with magnetic, psychic personalities. The wise and prudent will consider her actions and issues through this lens.
With the moon at Home in Cancer, where we are kinder, gentler, home loving, nurturing, and ferociously protective of the young- in any form, be it our garden, our newest project, a child or distant cousin. The Aquarian sun being an idea source, the moon inspires us toward baking and home decor, along with piety, filial obligations, and patriotism. Many of us will attend an anti-something march!! Special care must be taken of the chest, breasts, and stomach, as these are at their most vulnerable at this transit. Recall, 'touch not with iron those parts of the body resided by the moon.' You won't die if you get a breast augmentation now, but you won't heal as rapidly and recover as fully, either.
Today is a holiday in the USA, as Presidents Day. No banking, mail, and federal issues. We are in a perfect position to spend quality time with family, especially extended, or long time friends with the moon in the Home sign and the sun in that of Brotherhood, fraternity, liberty!!
Our dreams are of those people, places, events dear to us from a long distant past, the might-have-beens and what-ifs that turn off from every path of life. By 6 18 AM Pacific, 9 18 AM eastern time, we may have done a bit of research to look look up what we have missed; by 8 03 AM Pacific, 11 03 AM eastern, we are reconciled to our choices. Over the next hour, 10 01 AM till 10 34 AM Pacific, 1 01 PM till 1 34 PM eastern, we realize that the color green of that grass which sparkles in the distance is just grass, after all.
By 4 PM Pacific, 7 PM eastern time we are celebrating our life and how good it is!!
Someone mentions this to us in an offhand manner by 6 30 PM Pacific, 9 30 PM eastern.
Late night, 10 47 PM Pacific, our prayer out loud is one inspired!!
At 10 37 PM Pacific time, we 10 55 PM Pacific, 1 55 AM Tuesday morning, the moon roars in Leo, where we are expansive, convivial, fun! We need our friends around us, need to impress our colleges and enemies alike, and to lavish attention and goodwill all around. Not the time to sit out! Special care must be taken of the heart now, as this is at its most vulnerable at this transit. Recall, 'touch not with iron those parts of the body resided by the moon.' You won't die if you have an angioplasty now, but you won't heal as rapidly and recover as fully, either.
Tuesday sees the full super Snow Moon in Leo at 7 54 AM Pacific, 10 54 AM eastern time, so let's party, partake, and be particular in our efforts to socialize!!
Now is a time of real significance!
Mercury in Aquarius
Mercury, our orb of communication, bobs along in Aquarius, full of bright ideas, fun, impractical, innovative!! We can skyrocket!!
That phantom moon which science swears could not exist but which astronomers have seen on many occasions, Vulcan, causes untold trouble in the waters ahead. Be warned and beware!
Time for Sports for Real!!
The golden girl of the cosmos, Venus, shoots through true blue Sagittarius, the horseman of the celestial sphere. We love everything about sports, gaming, adventure that involves competition, over the next month.
Mars rules in Aries, his own sign! We have no problem with exercise, with energy, with seeing our way clear!!
begins with clearning out the old scandals and dross. The king of planets, Jupiter is upending secrets and outting lies. The smell will reach high heaven!!
Back in the Saddle Again!
Saturn rides through sidereal Sagittarius, pointing us in the right direction when it comes to the law, the Law, travel, school, scheduling, or journeys near or far having to do with our religious views.
At his best, Saturn can steady all the wild sky horses with sober calm, turning their tricks into reigns to guide our own inner drives with a more mature hand.
Saturn is all about form, walls, and watching. We will discover this in 2018!
All the fuss is about just that, fuss.
Uranus, the cosmic hand grenade, blasts through Aries, the sign of All or Nothing At All. Our sudden impulses and tracks seem so intense!! As spring launches itself upon us, he will explode through the Spring Lamb like a soccer match on steroids. Sports, military maneuvers, policing issues and leadership opportunities seem to materialize out of the air, and demand immediate action. Let's be ready to think on our feet, Star Travelers! This can be a fun time full of exploration, innovation, experimentation.
Fussy and fuzzy too!
Our faculties of Inspiration are under the bluegreen mists of Neptune, the orb of idealismand music, as it buoys through Aquarius, the sign of ideas, brotherhood, idealism, and innovation. This inspires delightful forms and colors for a future that is more out of this world than of it.
Currently retrograde till November 24th, we find our minds crystal clear, our reasoningability a bit cold. A perfect window for studying without passion or prejudice, the most confusing and complicated of issues.
Truth will out!
Pluto, the fateful, fitful energy orb which can open our eyes to what is really there in front of us cruises in the sign of true blue Sagittarius. Our core beliefs about religion, the law, The Law, education, and foreign affairs will be challenged, turned upside down and inside out, and we are wise to move through slowly to examine our own innards to see what is really going on there. Sagittarius is the great Truth Seeker. Let's not disappoint Him! With courage, dignity, and grace, we can refine and now redefine who and what we are, in our inner reality. As Pluto next visits the sign of government, dads everywhere, the corporate culture, we can emerge much more sure of ourselves and our beliefs and principles by engaging with Fate now!
Pluto will engage with the sun and with Venus on the 9 th of January 2018 in a powerful embrace which is bound to change feelings, values, and core beliefs, bringing to the surface all that is rotten and obstructive to be lanced, cleansed, purified, and healed. This may be a painful process but not likely violent, especially if we do not fight it, but go with the tides of heaven.
The planette which keeps watch on the home fires, Vesta, in Capricorn, highlights home and family, as well as tradition.
Romance or not?
Our spousal planette Juno backtracks through Aries. Even when she is in full reverse she leaps to the fore!
Our health and welfare issues
can be fixed if we want to take the time to go back and work on our inner emotional issues. With the planette Chiron, our Wounded Healer, retrograde in Pisces now, real success is possible when using color, theater, drama, or past life therapy.
Our social interchange
Pallas, the planettary BFF and sister in arms, sits in the sign of the celestial Gardner, Virgo, where she rules.
Mom and things mom
The planette Ceres, the cook of the solar system, bakes wonders in Libra!! A perfect place for successful entertaining.
This marks the second complete lunation for this year.
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