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

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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

The Moon and Astrology: How it affects our daily life… Transiting Moon in Scorpio February 2020

Present Moon Sign/Phase/House:

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  • Date(s): February 13 @ 7:37 pm (ET) @ 4:37 pm (PT)
  • Moon Sign: Scorpio
  • Moon Phase: 3rd
  • Void-of-Course: February 15 @5:20pm(ET) @ 2:20pm (PT) to Moon in Sagittarius later that night: Scorpio is NOT one of the “good” v/c signs.
  • Opportunity Period: None
  • ***Note Mercury enters his “storm” on Thursday, February 13 before going into retrograde motion on Sunday, February 16th***

What does it all mean?  

  • Scorpio is very intense and probably the most sensitive of the zodiac signs. She is ruled by Pluto now, but was once considered to be ruled by Mars… she likely retains some of the Martian influence. 
  • The moon relates to our emotions, indicating we could be feeling everything more deeply for the next couple of days
  • We can immerse ourselves in our projects now.
  • Watch for becoming obsessed with someone or something…. not everyone falls for someone at the same time and patience may be needed regarding sensitive relationship matters
  • Be sure that your partner, friend, lover, co-worker or school friend is really trying to upset your personal apple cart before making waves
  • We could be encouraged or directed towards taking risks or doing things we wouldn’t normally do, especially those of a group or team nature. 
  • Sex may be high on the agenda for some of us… so if you don’t want to help the world population grow right now use caution… 🙂 
  • Some of us may be highly creative right now, while others get connected to their psychic side… 
  • Secrets may be told now… we can be enticed to open up to others about our deepest feelings/fantasy’s… Keep in mind that Mercury the planet of communication is in Virgo, so take care with whom you share your deepest, darkest secrets… 
  • In the 1st house: Our energy level can be higher with this influence, we can be restless and change our minds… We can also be more nurturing and our feelings can be hurt easier as we are more sensitive to our emotional self. Take care not to take offence at what others may say… It’s a good time to meditate and get in touch with our inner beings now. 
  • Moon in Scorpio is good for advertising to sell personal possessions, move, plant bulbs from seed {perhaps not yet for us northern folks ;)}
  • While we will all be effected slightly by the Scorpio moon, she will have a greater effect on those who have the following in their charts..

    • Moon in Scorpio
    • Sun in Scorpio
    • Ascendant in Scorpio
    • Mid-heaven in Scorpio
    • Aspects to the Moon or Pluto
    • Ascendant or Mid-heaven in Scorpio

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… The moon stays with each sign 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-off-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. 

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 02/03/2020

The Moon and Astrology: How it affects our daily life… Transiting Moon in Libra February 2020

Present Moon Sign/Phase/House:

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  • Date: February 11 @ 6:37 pm (ET) @ 3:37 pm (PT)
  • Moon Sign: Libra
  • Moon Phase: 3rd
  • Void-of-Course: February 13 @4:40pm (ET) @ 1:40 pm (PT)  Moon v/c in Libra is not one of the 4 void of course “good signs” Relationship issues may not go as planned, leave the planning until after the V.O.C moon… 
  • Opportunity Period: None

What does it all mean?

  • Libra has a need for balance, indicating this moon period may be an ideal time to implement some into our daily lives. 
  • A desire for justice may be present, dealing with issues that have upset our sense of justice may prove to be productive. 
  • Diplomacy is likely to be more apparent during the next few days, and may be a good time to bring up that topic you have been putting on the back burner. 
  • Hesitation is probably going to raise its head, we may see many sides of a story and find it difficult to make up our minds. 
  • Difficulty in making commitments or long-term decisions, because we can’t make up our minds. If this is the case perhaps wait a few days until the move has moved out of Libra. 
  • Libra is happiest when in a relationship or partnership. Indicating this may be a good time to begin one. 🙂 
  • Co-operation should be in the air, making this an ideal time to make plans with others. 
  • May be a good time to improve our appearance and surroundings. 
  • May be great time to go bargain hunting,  
  • This moon sign will affect us all but will have more of an effect on those who have the following in their charts.
      • **Moon in Libra,
      • **Sun in Libra,
      • **Venus in Libra
      • **Venus in Pisces
      • **Moon in 7th house,
      • **Any aspects to the Moon or Venus
      • **Midheaven in Libra
      • **Ascendant in Libra

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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-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. astrologer and Llewellyn’s Daily Planetary Guide for opportunity periods.

Copyright: Greta McKenzie Astrology updated 02/03/2020

The Moon & Astrology; how it affects our daily life: Full Transiting Moon In Leo February 2020

Present Moon Sign/Phase/House:

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  • Date: February 7 @ 5:45 pm (ET) @ 2:45 pm (PT)
  • Moon Sign: Leo 
  • Moon Phase: 2nd 
  • Void-off-Course: February 9 @ 11:08 am @ 8:08 am (PT). Leo Moon v/c is not one of the 4 voc “good signs”
  • Opportunity Period: None
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The Full Moon is in Leo on February 8 @ 11:33pm (PT) and February 9 @ 2:33 am (ET) . when the moon reaches her fullness phase, it is said to be the best time to finish up projects and ideas already begun. It is a time of completion… Depending on which house it falls in in your chart will determine which area of life is coming to fruition. 

  • We can start things now, but they may take longer to come to fruition and/or they may not come out anywhere near what we had been hoping.
  • However, life doesn’t always allow us to work with the phases of the moon, so if you have to start something under this full moon, take extra care when dealing with legal matters relating to said project and be especially clear in your communications. Mercury the planet of communications is sitting in the sign of Pisces right now, so be careful what you believe..
  • If you aren’t on the same page now with those involved in your new project expect delays and possible misunderstandings leading to upsets.
  • Be sure to take into consideration any negative effects of the moon in Leo as they will be much stronger when the moon is full.

What does it all mean?

  • The Leo Moon Loves Drama, so be warned… 
  • The Leo Moon loves to noticed and recognized, so be prepared to “pump up” your loved ones and if you happened to have a Leo influence in yourself, be aware of how you may be going about getting recognized or appreciated… If you play your cards right this could be a positive time when you get to be where you need to be.
  • Try not to be overly “vain” and be prepared for drama at any-time from any direction
  • Try not to over react and if it’s not you doing the over reacting, try not to get caught up in the drama, or to encourage the over reactor
  • It’s a good time to check out the local talent, take in a down town show, get starry-eyed with your lover, or perhaps look for a new one, as romance is high on the priority ladder during this time. 
  • Might prove positive for hair cuts, make overs. 
  • The moon in the 10th house may make us more aware of our work, vocation or passion, be prepared to put your back into it, however, keep any drama or bossiness to a minimum if you want to get noticed in the work place in a positive way.
  • This moon period will affect everyone, but more so those who have the following in their charts:
    • Moon in Leo:
    • Sun in Leo:  
    • Moon in the 5th house:  
    • Aspects to the moon
    • Moon in Aquarius.

The Moon and Astrology

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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 is not 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, February 3 2020

Astrology and how it works in our daily life: Transiting Venus moves into Aries February 7 2020

 

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  • Astrological “Event“: Transiting Venus moves into Aries
  • Date: February 7 2020 to March 6 2020
  • Time: 3:02 pm (ET) 12:02 pm(PT)
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  • What does it mean?
  • Venus is the planet of money and beauty, she is the most feminine of the planets and is sometimes referred to as the “Goddess of Love” She rules Libra and Taurus.
  • Aries is all fire and action, he can be selfish or be our hero. Aries is ruled by Mars and the opposite of Libra on the chart wheel. 
  • Watch the wallet, we may want to spend more than we should, esp on clothing and the like.
  • Impulsive spending may also be on the agenda. Sticking to a budget might be nearly impossible, but you will thank yourself later
  • Rushing into a new personal relationship can be a reality under this influence, so be extra careful in this area, unless you are 100% sure.
  • A tempting time to “live in the lap of luxury”
  • We could be open to heart ache under this influence
  • Some partners may be more selfish than usual
  • Take care not to get too wrapped up in your own desires and needs. This is fine if you only have you to love/hurt but it’s not nice to upset a loved one, just because you feel it’s your turn to be “special”.
  • This astrological event will have a slight effect on everyone but will have a stronger effect on the those who have any of the following in their charts.
  • Venus in Aries
    • Sun in Aries
    • Moon in Aries
    • Aspects to Venus or Mars
    • Mars in Aries
copyright: Greta McKenzie astrology 02/03/2020

The Moon & Astrology; How it affects our daily life: Transiting Moon in Cancer February 2020

Present Moon Sign/Phase/House

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  • Date: February 5 @ 2:03 pm (ET) @ 11:03 am (PT)
  • Moon Sign: Cancer
  • Moon Phase: 2nd
  • Void-of-Course: February 7 @ 10:43 am (ET) @ 7:43 am (PT)
  • Opportunity Period: None

What does it all mean?

    • The moon is happy in the sign of Cancer because the moon is the ruler of the sign Cancer.
    • Being sympathetic towards the worries of others is easier, we are more empathetic now. 
    • We can be more nurturing when there is a cancer moon
    • Domestic chores and responsibilities may be easier to do now, in fact some of us may be very happy making our home comfortable and safe
    • Cooking may be fun to do now,  so go ahead and try out that new recipe
    • The more emotionally sensitive of us, may take offense or feel slighted or more vulnerable during the Cancer moon… Caution is advised though, check your facts before you “accuse”. 
    • Some of us may feel needy, while others of us are happy to be the cuddler, helping our loved ones feel secure and in deed needed. Caution is advised that some of us can go over board on the needy thing during this moon period, so be careful if you don’t want to “scare” someone off… 
    • It’s a time for cuddles, caring, good food and just plain old lovings… 🙂 Enjoy..
    • This may be a good time to learn new things, especially those that relate to the domestic front or family. Take up a cooking class, or try new recipes, decorate the home or enjoy craft projects with the kids. This may also be a good time to do some tidy up and mini reno’s on the house.  
    • This may be a positive time for: Beauty treatments, Brewing beer, Buying antiques, Buying for speculation, Can foods, Collect on debts, Hair cut (for growth) and plant bulbs from seeds.
    • This moon sign will have more of an effect on those who have the following in their charts. 
    • Moon in Cancer: (these folk really feel the influence of the moon, emotions may be close to the surface.
    • Ascendant in Cancer:
    • Sun in Cancer:
    • Moon in Sagittarius
    • Sun in Sagittarius
    • Moon in the 4th: (equal)
    • Aspects to the Moon, or planets in the 4th house
    • To a lessor extent, those who have personal planets in Capricorn

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-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. astrologer and Llewellyn’s Daily Planetary Guide for opportunity periods.

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The Moon and Astrology; How it affects our daily life; Transiting Moon in Gemini February 2020: Mercury into Pisces

 

Present Moon Sign/Phase/House:

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  • Date: February 3 @ 6:29 am (ET) @3:29 am (PT)
  • Moon Sign: Gemini
  • Moon Phase: 2nd
  • Void-of-Course: February 5 @9:20 am (ET) @ 6:20 am (PT)
  • Opportunity Period: February 4 11:27 pm(PT) February 5 12:07 am (ET) to void of course moon.

What does it all mean?

  • Gemini is an air sign and needs lots of stimuli. She is ruled by Mercury.
  • The house connected to Gemini is the 3rd house of: day-to-day travel/affairs and siblings… we could find ourselves busy with multiple things going on, even if they are just in our own minds… 😉 Dealings with family, especially siblings, are likely. 
  • We may find we are trying to do multiple things at once, which may not go exactly as we had planned. If you do find you have tons of ideas spinning around in your head, take pen to paper and jot them down… it will ease the “inside chatter” and you may find some of them useful later on. 
  • Could be lots of chit chatting going on, and some of us may have to make a concerted effort to listen instead of chat.
  • Caution is advised when doing up letters, emails and relaying messages, as much as we may think we have it right, it’s better to check one more time.
  • It’s a good time to get those lists and notes made up… we can feel good about putting pen to paper now.
  • Boredom may be at our door step and we may feel more restless than usual. 
  • The moon in Gemini may be a positive time for: entertaining guests, getting a hair cut to discourage growth, mowing the lawn to retard growth and sending out mail.
  • This moon sign will have more of an effect on those who have the following in their charts.
        • Sun in Gemini
        • Moon in Gemini
        • Moon in the 3rd house (equal)
        • Mercury in Gemini
        • Ascendant in Gemini
        • Midheaven in Gemini
        • Any aspects to the Moon or Mercury
        • Those who have a strong Scorpio or Sagittarius influence in their chart
  •  
  • Mercury moves into Pisces on February 3 @ 6:37 am (ET) 3:37 am (PT)
  • Mercury rules communications, technology and transportation
  • Mercury rules Gemini and Virgo and is connected to the 3rd and 6th houses:
  • Pisces is ruled by Neptune and connected to the 12th house.
  • Our thinking may be kinder and we can be more compassonate towards those less fortunate then us… Some of us may be tempted to “rescue” stray animals and stray people.
  • Some folks can be easily led under this influence, as they are apt to believe just about anything that is told to them…
  • For others, it may be easier to tell half truths, or to decieve others and the self… Take care what you believe, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is…
  • Water may find itself into odd places, so take care with water on or near communication and technology devices, such as phones and computers… Water may also find it’s way into boats and other modes of transportation, especially when Mercury goes retrograde in the next week or so…

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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-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  (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: update November 7 2019