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Astro-logical Forecast for Tuesday 2/21/2012: New Moon in Pisces

Ease back into the work week, which is getting a late start in the U.S. after a three-day holiday weekend. Moon goes void in Aquarius at 11:17AM ET; it enters dreamy Pisces at 12:31PM ET, then hooks up with nebulous Neptune at 1:48PM ET. So…more dreamy/spacey/weirdness…or something truly soulful and sublime. Which shall it be? Maybe a bit of both…

The New Moon officially begins at 5:35PM ET, with the Sun and Moon at 2 degrees and 42 minutes of Pisces; the Sabian Symbol is 3 Pisces (when working with Sabian Symbols, we always round up to the next degree; and if you’re curious to learn more about Sabian Symbols, check out Blain Bovee’s most excellent book;  I quote liberally from it, with gratitude). For 3 Pisces, we are shown “a petrified forest” — an intriguing symbol to follow last month’s New Moon, “a deserter from the navy” — 3 Aquarius. Whereas “a deserter from the navy” suggested someone ditching a set of rules that were no longer bearable for the sake of freedom, “a petrified forest suggests — on the plus side —  “near-eternal principles that stand the test of time”.  A forest of formerly living trees turned to stone hasn’t decayed or rotted, presumably because it deserves to last forever; it has stood the test of time.  On the down side, this Sabian Symbol suggests stiff, rigid forms that have long outlived their relevance — but remain because they are frozen  — perhaps out of fear (petrified).

If you know where 2 Pisces falls in your horoscope, this is the area of your life where you might consider your long-held beliefs, including those of a spiritual nature. You might also consider your senses — especially the sixth one. With Sun, Moon and Neptune all together in Pisces, a meditation on intangibles: creativity, vision, spirit, empathy and soulful union would be in order. You may discover resources rich in minerals that you didn’t know you had. Dare to expand your mind.

More on other aspects in the New Moon chart tomorrow…

In other news: on Wednesday, Moon goes void of course at 9:24PM ET…not to enter Aries until 9:48PM ET on Thursday. Get it off your desk before then, if you can — and be mindful that activities which require moving in a straight line are subject to unexpected twists and turns. The key is not to panic; just go with the flow — and double check your work before you hit “send”.


Astro-logical Forecast for Sunday & Monday 2/19-20/2012: Sneak Peek at the New Moon; A Nun’s Story

Networking, friendships, being of social significance, space cadets, a cerebral/scientific approach to emotions, freedom and independence — look for these themes to pull focus for the next two and a half days. Moon enters the humanitarian sign of Aquarius at 5:28AM ET, old buddy, old pal. Deal with whatever wet blanket or serious focus that may be required around 4:22AM ET, when Moon is challenged by Saturn (I’ll deal with this one in my dreams, and you can, too).

We are in the dark side of the Moon; the New Moon in Pisces is at 5:35PM ET on Tuesday.  That’s the time to light a candle and focus on your intentions for the next lunar cycle. Meanwhile, if you’re a meditative soul — or even if you’re not — take some time to tune in before Tuesday. What does your intuition tell you? A big clue to the theme of New Moon in Pisces is the Sun’s annual hook-up with nebulous Neptune — also in Pisces —  at 3:42PM ET on Sunday, combined with an  indulgent challenge to the Moon from expansive Jupiter. Note these keywords: soulful surrender, meditate, yoga, escape,intuition, fantasy, drugs, alcohol, go with the flow, bewilderment, illusion, deception, delusion, photography, film, higher realms, oil, oceans, sacrifice, empathy. It all spills over into Monday, too — sweetened by a connection between loving Venus and the Moon at 7:28AM ET that can carry you through the whole day.

Signs of nebulous Neptune on the NY Times homepage include an op-ed about drinking and drugging rising oil and gas prices, the “parade of stars and fans” paying tribute to Whitney Houston; and a gem of a column by Maureen Dowd about a former Hollywood starlet who became a nun — and who will be attending the Oscars next weekend because a documentary about her called “God Is Bigger Than Elvis” has been nominated. Talk about a Sun conjunct Neptune in Pisces story! Read how Dolores Hart left Hollywood for the cloister here  and here

Since we looked at Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s horoscope in the last post, I thought it would be interesting to look (briefly)  at the horoscope of this former starlet-turned-nun. Will we see similar patterns?

Dolores Hart was born October 20, 1938 (time unknown) in Chicago, IL  She’s a Libra with Moon in Virgo, suggesting a need to be discerning, exacting and perfecting. Like Cardinal Dolan, there is a connection between Jupiter and Neptune — a reliable signal of the importance of spirit. The Jupiter-Neptune connection is not as big and bold as the pattern in Cardinal Dolan’s chart, but it’s definitely there; and Neptune is still very strong in other ways. Charisma — and the potential for glamour is suggested by a hook-up between Neptune and Mars; it’s likely that Neptune is also involved with the Virgo Moon, which adds idealism and the intangible to that need to be discerning, exacting and perfecting. Also of note: Saturn, suggesting discipline, patriarchy,authority, control, structure, ambition — making a strong statement about a potential obsession with the father…which perhaps evolved into the Father…or perhaps the Mother Superior. Hmmmmmm…. Also found in Dolan’s chart and Hart’s: strong connections between the Sun and expansive, sunny, philosophical Jupiter and resourceful, empowering Pluto. Let the record show that Hart is in fact the Reverend Mother Dolores Hart and Prioress of the Abbey (since 2001) where she resides. And as Maureen Dowd and Wikipedia both note, the Reverend Mother remains a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Powerful!