Mercury Retrograde: Enters Storm on February 13 Retrograde February 16 to March 9 2020: Remains in “storm” until March 20

***March 20 2020, Mercury is final out of “storm” … he turned direct on the 9th… the 20th see’s him moving forward with confidence… 🙂 ****

Shining blue neon zodiac Mercury vector symbol

Mercury Retrograde… we hear and see this quite a bit in and out of the astrology world…. and sometimes Mercury gets a bad wrap when he goes retro… but it’s not all bad.. 🙂  When Mercury goes retrograde it would appear from our Earth’s prospective that Mercury is moving backwards….. hmmm no wonder he can cause some confusion…  Yet, if we can “respect” Mercury while he is in this position by applying the “rules” that fit with this circumstance, we can come out of this period with a smile instead of a frown… 🙂 

The “rules” are as follows… 

  • Pay attention to and do as many things possible with the two letters RE in front of the word… for example… REnovate: REdecorate: REdo: REcreate: REnew: 
  • Try not to begin any new projects: 
  • Might not be a good time to start a new relationship
  • May be a good time to renew a relationship (depending on personal chart data)
  • Try not to sign important documents. Exception renewing a mortgage, but be very careful about the small print. 
  • If you need to sign important papers, make sure you understand everything, if you don’t ask questions. 
  • Mistakes in communications and messages are highly likely during this period, so read and REread before you sign or commit. 
  • Expect delays in communications or in getting your questions answered. 
  • Expect misunderstandings in communications
  • Have patience when communicating
  • Have patience when waiting for a reply or an answer
  • New plans made during this time may not work out as planned or may need to be REdone at a later date

When Mercury is said to be in “storm” he is moving very slowly, the effects of the Mercury Retrograde will apply to a slightly lesser degree.

  • Mercury entered its “storm” on February 13 {Write down new ideas with date and time they occurred, when Mercury is “back on track” go through them and discard the ones you know will not work, then see what you can do with the rest :)}
  • He goes Retrograde on February 16 @ 7:54 pm (ET) @ 4:45 pm (PT):
  • Mercury turns direct on March 9 @ 11:49 pm (ET) @ 8:49 pm (PT)
  • Mercury is clear of its storm March 20th: {look over any notes that you made earlier, and see what makes sense now}

 

©Greta McKenzie Astrology update 02/18/2020

Can Pets Catch Coronavirus? – Katzenworld

SGC Admin: Hi Guys, check out this informative post on Katzenworld.. I had been wondering if pets could get the virus… and lo and behold our fellow bloggers must have heard me… and all of you, I am sure, who have been wondering the same thing…

Thanks Katzenworld for putting our minds at ease… 🙂

 

Source: Can Pets Catch Coronavirus? – Katzenworld

The Moon and Astrology: How it affects our daily life…Transiting Moon in Aquarius.. March 2020

 Present Moon Sign/Phase/House:

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  • Date: March 18 @ 9:16 pm (ET) 6:16 pm (PT)
  • Moon Sign: Aquarius 
  • Moon Phase: 4th (good for finishing up projects already on the go)
  • Void-of-Course: March 20 @ 5:00 am (ET) 2:00 am (PT)***Aquarius Moon v/c is not one of the 4 “good signs” Try not to make any important decisions or commitments now***. 
  • Opportunity Period: None
  • ***March 19th: The Sun enters Aries: Spring Equinox: Ostara: International Astrology Day:***

What does it all mean?

  • Aquarius is “different”,  he is ahead of his time and capable of thinking and “seeing” things in a different way then the rest of us. 
  • Aquarius is ruled by Uranus,  the planet of  shock and chaos.
  • We may feel may inclined towards kindness, especially on a “global” level or towards animals, the elderly and those worse off. 
  • Getting along with our four-legged friends may be on the top of our list now. 
  • The time may be right to understand/learn about new technology, such as a new phone, tablet or t.v. 
  • This moon period can bring out the rebel in us, prompting us to try new things and or meet new people. 
  • Be careful not to break tradition just because one feels like being different or as some may see it, “difficult” Teenagers may feel the need to express themselves, so parents be for warned. 
  • Personal freedom and individuality is very important now. Partner’s try not to restrict each other’s movements. Parent’s it might be a tight line you walk now. Employer’s give your “worker’s” a little “slack”. 
  • Being organized might not be as easy now, so expect weird schedule’s and interrupted meetings…
  • Changes may be in the air…
  • Could be a good time for inventions… 
  • The next few days may be positive for: Joining a club, borrowing money, fixing cars, hair care (colors and chemical treatments), moving, painting, pouring cement, starting a new job or new construction. (the moon is in the 4th phase, better for finishing up things, then begining them… depending on other personal chart influences, this may be a good time or not for you to start a new job). 
  • This moon sign will have more of an effect on those who have the following in their charts. Also, those with strong Cancer or Leo placing in their charts. 
  • Moon in Aquarius
  • Sun in Aquarius
  • Uranus in Aquarius
  • Ascendant or Mid-heaven in Aquarius
  • Any aspects to the Moon or the sun . (if either are in Aquarius or Leo)
  • Those who have a strong Leo chart influence.

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The Moon and Astrology

HOW IT AFFECTS OUR DAILY LIVES… 

In astrology, the moon is connected to our emotions and reactions… how we are feeling on a given day may well be influenced by the sign that is visiting the moon… Each sign stays with the moon for up to 2.5 days…. 🙂 

The Moon Void-off-Course: 

There are times throughout the month when the moon isn’t fully immersed in any sign… this is when we say the moon is Void off Course… and when this occurs, we may feel “foggy” and “unfocused” … We may not be sure how we are truly feeling about a situation or a person…. Therefore it is not recommended that we make long-term commitments or important decision’s while the moon is Void off Course…. However there are 4 signs in the zodiac which may prove positive during the Void-off-Course moon… 

Good for Void-Off-Course Moon:

These v/c signs may prove to be quite productive times.

  • Cancer
  • Taurus
  • Sagittarius
  • Pisces…

Opportunity Periods  (thanks to astrologer Jim Shawvan):

There are other periods throughout the month that are known as opportunity periods, when it can prove to be a positive time for most people, however if you have challenging aspects happening within your own chart you may not be able to make use of opportunity periods. 

Thanks to Jim Shawvan present day astrologer, William Lilly 17th century astrologer and Llewellyn’s Daily Planetary Guide for opportunity periods.

©: Greta McKenzie Astrology update 03/09/2020

The Sun Enters Aries March 19 2020: Spring Equinox, Ostara & International Astrology Day 2018

The Sun moves into Aries on March 19 2020…

@ 11:50pm (ET) 8:50pm (PT)

Also on this day we celebrate…

  • The Spring Equinox Happy Spring 2020 .. cheers to a wonderful, sun filled spring time… 🙂 
  • Ostara Blessings to all who celebrate this day… 🙂 
  • International Astrology Day: Enjoy the day fellow astrology students… 🙂 

 

Aries: Masculine: Fire: Cardinal:

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You Aries folk are what get us all going… ready to explore and move mountains… well for a little while at least… Even though you guys and gals are full of vim and vigor you aren’t really the kind to stick around to the see the completion of your pioneering projects thanks to your lack of patience… You can get bored easily and the next interesting thing/person that comes along can perk up your ears encouraging you to find out more….. You are fun to be around and many may wish they were more like you, but you can have your awkward moments when you forget about the feelings of others as Aries puts your own needs first…. Having a partner that understands this is important, but you need to slow down enough so that he/she can explain to you when you have done “wrong” . You are the beginning of the Zodiac and as such, you are like the child who needs a constant gentle reminder to slow down… :)

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Happy Birthday to: T.J., Maureen, Dennis, Dean, Steven and all who celebrate an Aries Birthday…

Have a fabulous day guys and an awesome year ahead… 🙂 

 

 

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The Moon and Astrology: How it affects our daily life…Transiting Moon in Capricorn…March 2020

Present Moon Sign/Phase/House:

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  • Date: March 16 @ 12:25pm (ET) @ 9:25 am (PT)
  • Moon Sign: Capricorn
  • Moon Phase: 3rd
  • Void-of-Course: March 18 @ 8:48 pm (ET) 5:48 pm (PT) to Moon into Aquarius an hour or so later:  Capricorn Moon v/c is not one of the 4 “good signs”
  • Opportunity Period: None

  • ST. Patricks Day is March 17th… Happy Irish Day… time for a Guiness or two… 

What does it all mean?

  • Capricorn is business, duty and discipline. She is ruled by Saturn, the planet of restrictions. **Note Saturn is currently retrograde in Sagittarius. This may cause some delays, upsets in work and career environments. 
  • We may be more in tune with our work/career or vocational direction.
  • Change may be more challenging to deal with, and we may be resistant towards it… 
  • Being disciplined towards our “duties/chores” may be easier to achieve. 
  • Dealings with the elderly may be in focus. 
  • Dealings with “authority” types, such as teachers, principles, supervisor’s may be in focus. Being respectful of such positions may help to alleviate tension. 
  • This could be a good time to get mundane business tasks out-of-the-way
  • If you have been waiting to get a “chaotic” situation under control, now may be a good time to do it. 
  • Rules and regulations may be in focus, and depending on how you deal with these, it could be a favorable time or a stressful one. 
  • Good time to watch, listen and learn: (Especially with Mercury and Saturn in retrograde motion)
  • We may find we are looking at our “worth” now, including the salary we get paid. With Saturn and Mercury both in retrograde, it might not be the best time to actually ask for that raise, but it is a good time to review your work so when the right time pops up, you will be ready to “present your case”. 🙂 
  • We are happy to work for our “keep”, knowing we are doing a good job.  
  • This moon sign will have more of an effect on those who have the following in their charts. And those who have a strong Cancer placing in their charts. 
  • Moon in Capricorn
  • Sun in Capricorn
  • Saturn in Capricorn
  • Sun in Cancer
  • Moon in Cancer
  • Any aspects to the Moon or Saturn
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  • In astrology, the moon is connected to our emotions and reactions… how we are feeling on a given day may well be influenced by the sign that is visiting the moon… Each sign stays with the moon for up to 2.5 days…. 🙂 

The Moon Void-off-Course: 

  • There are times throughout the month when the moon isn’t fully immersed in any sign… this is when we say the moon is Void off Course… and when this occurs, we may feel “foggy” and “unfocused” … We may not be sure how we are truly feeling about a situation or a person…. Therefore it is not recommended that we make long-term commitments or important decision’s while the moon is Void off Course…. However there are 4 signs in the zodiac which may prove positive during the Void-off-Course moon… 

Good for Void-Off-Course Moon:

  • These v/c signs may prove to be quite productive times.
  • Cancer
  • Taurus
  • Sagittarius
  • Pisces…

Opportunity Periods  (thanks to astrologer Jim Shawvan):

  • There are other periods throughout the month that are known as opportunity periods, when it can prove to be a positive time for most people, however if you have challenging aspects happening within your own chart you may not be able to make use of opportunity periods. 
  • Thanks to Jim Shawvan present day astrologer, William Lilly 17th century astrologer and Llewellyn’s Daily Planetary Guide for opportunity periods.
copyright:Greta McKenzie Astrology updated 03/09/2020

The Moon and Astrology: How it affects our daily life…Transiting Moon in Sagittarius March 2020

Present Moon Sign/Phase/House:

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  • Date: March 14 @ 7:09 am (ET) @ 4:09 am (PT)
  • Moon Sign: Sagittarius
  • Moon Phase: 3rd
  • Void-off-Course: March 16 @ 5:34 am (ET) 2:34 am (PT) to Moon into Capricorn a few hours later: Moon v/c in Sagittarius is one of the 4 void of course  “good signs” (see above).
  • Opportunity Period: None

What does it all mean?

    • Sagittarius is the most “easy-going” of the fire signs and is ruled by Jupiter “the lucky planet”
    • We are going to want our personal freedom now, so take care partners who have a possessive or jealous tendencies, they might not be tolerated for the next couple of days. 
    • Because Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter “the lucky planet” we may be feeling luckier then usual… Just take care not to go over the budget… 🙂 
    • We could have more energy for fun things such as music, sports and shows
    • It’s easier to try something new and exciting just take care not to get carried away.
    • Could be a good time to take a few days for rest, relaxation and laughter
    • Good time for day dreaming and making fantastic plans for the future.
    • While this moon will have a slight effect on all of us… those with the following in their charts will feel it stronger as will those who have a strong Gemini or Cancer placement in their charts. 
  • Moon in Sagittarius
  • Jupiter in Sagittarius
  • Moon in the 9th house
  • Ascendant in Sagittarius
  • Mid-heaven in Sagittarius
  • Sun in Sagittarius
  • Aspects to the Moon and Jupiter. 


In astrology, the moon is connected to our emotions and reactions… how we are feeling on a given day may well be influenced by the sign that is visiting the moon… Each sign stays with the moon for up to 2.5 days…. 🙂 

The Moon Void-of-Course: 

There are times throughout the month when the moon isn’t fully immersed in any sign… this is when we say the moon is Void of Course… and when this occurs, we may feel “foggy” and “unfocused” … We may not be sure how we are truly feeling about a situation or a person…. Therefore it is not recommended that we make long-term commitments or important decision’s while the moon is Void of Course…. However there are 4 signs in the zodiac which may prove positive during the Void-of-Course moon… 

Good for Void-Of-Course Moon:

These v/c signs may prove to be quite productive times.

  • Cancer
  • Taurus
  • Sagittarius
  • Pisces…

Opportunity Periods  (thanks to astrologer Jim Shawvan):

There are other periods throughout the month that are known as opportunity periods, when it can prove to be a positive time for most people, however if you have challenging aspects happening within your own chart you may not be able to make use of opportunity periods. 

copyright: Greta McKenzie Astrology 03/09/2020

 

Coronavirus = Panic: Climate Crisis = ??

SGC Admin:

We understand that the Coronavirus is a serious threat to our health, and we send out healing energy to all affected and hope that the situation does not last as long as is being aniticipated.

We also hope that lessons can be learnt from this global situation, which may be applied to the climate change crisis…

One of the many concerns about creating a cleaner environment, is our reduction on our relience of fossil fuels…

  • How do we do that?
  • We can’t just stop using oil?
  • How will we heat our home?
  • How will we transport our goods and foods?

The list of concerns is a long one, because we use oil in just about everything we use on a daily basis, not just in our modes of transportation. The concerns are real and they are legitimate… 

Changes in our lifestyle, changes in how and what we buy, changes in the “throw-away” mentality, is a start towards adjustment,   .. 

As we watch the rules and regulations being put into place in a relatively short space of time in an effort to protect the global populations from the Coronavirus… It shows us, that, YES we can make changes and implement regulations to help clean up our world… Once such changes are put in place, and (this is the important part) followed by everyone 🙂 other changes will follow…

Of course this isn’t the first time a population has had to “buckle down” and adapt to change for the benefit of the whole…. Have a look at how London (UK), France and the Channel Islands had to change everything they knew in order to survive… 🙂

We are an adaptable species, we have come a long way, and while we are concerned, over the Coronavirus some to “panic mode”, .. Perhaps, we can look at this “pandemic” and understand how our lives all over the globe are connected, and how easily it is to upset “the balance”… but most of all, to understand that we are fragile beings, and we need to respect that…

And just as the Corona Virus is spreading like the fires in Australia this past season… we need to “spread” respect for mother nature, to wake up to the fact that we are NOT the most important beings on this planet… and that our actions, whether they be spreading a virus because of the way we process food, or spreading destruction because greed & ego tell us it’s the only way to the “top” have a disasterous affect on the whole planet… A planet, that is equipped with everything we need to survive in comfort and in good health…

Can we do that, respect the fragility of our human form and respect mother nature…???

Maybe, but if that is going to happen, we have to think outside of the “box” we have to share more, be kinder, have faith that we will have what we need, when we need it… It’s important now, more then ever, that world leaders present workable, serious and practical solutions to replace our relience on fossel fuels, to change the materials used for packaging to ones that will bio-degrade, for the humane process of animals for meat production, to stop the destruction of our rain forests, to clean up and stop the pollution of our oceans and lakes… etc… etc… etc…

Change is within us.. 🙂 


Some Practical Tips to stay safe during the Corona Virus Situation:

  • Wash Hands a lot throughout the day, when you come in from the grocery store or any other errand: May need to moisturize, pick one that is unscented.
  • Wipe down, door knobs, light switches, counter tops, t.v. remotes, several times a day.
  • Change tea towels and hand towels ever few days
  • Change bed linens and any furniture coverings regularly
  • Wash animal blankets regularly
  • Take care of yourself, eat lots of veggies, drink lots of water… Stews, soups and spaghetti dishes are all good choices… Try to limit sugar intake. Get your sleep, and get some exercise in… laugh a lot … 🙂
  • If you are under isolation, ask a friend or a relative to pick up the bits and pieces that you need and leave them on the door step… 🙂

Good luck to everyone one who is currently under isolation… catch up on you reading and creative projects if you are feeling well enough…

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Some Tips on helping our environment:

  • Think about what you need and why you need it, before going shopping.
  • Think about what products are made of, where they are made and what will happen to them when they are put in the garbage.
  • Avoid impluse buying.
  • Reuse what you can, recycle what you can and donate what you can
  • Be creative 🙂
  • Walk more, Drive less
  • Eat less red meat
  • Try to reduce single use plastic use.. bring your own grocery bags to the store when you shop
  • Try to limit your air travel and cruise travel…
  • Try to limit your car travel, if you are visiting folks on the other side of the city or further, make a day of it or a weekend and do some other stuff while you are there..

There are lots of ways we can make small changes in our lives, and if we all do little things, they will make a difference 🙂

We welcome your tips and ideas on how to help our world to be happy again. astrostar61@hotmail.com