Technical Note

My analyses are based on composite charts that combine data for the New and Full Moons of each month.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

The Planetary Gears Mesh - February 2008

The Planetary Gears Mesh

February 2008

Pluto is in Capricorn starting January 25th. Planetary influences will change dramatically for the better. Pluto in Capricorn will certainly pose challenges. However, in this post, I will focus on some of the bigger positives.

Specifically, I will concentrate on how Pluto in Capricorn turns a cluster of big, difficult planetary aspects into a set of helpful, sustaining aspects.

For some years, the planetary gears have been grinding. World events have had a nasty edge.

This fall and winter especially, astrological conditions have been difficult. We have experienced a storm of bad synchronicity. World events often seemed to be veering out of control.

Violence and economic trouble spread. Weather has been extreme. Resources were badly strained.

Governments couldn't satisfy the needs of those they govern. Patience, confidence and trust are in very short supply. People have fallen seriously out of love with their leaders.

On the micro-level, events have pushed many into personal crisis. Finances, health and work issues and family and elder care situations, among other things, have gone critical.

The planetary gears will mesh far better from here on in. Events should all now have a much less worrisome feel.

Pluto in Capricorn ends many of the astrological conditions behind all these troubling and disruptive events.

The new aspects will help us all manifest solutions and positive, new potential as we head off in a new direction.

Pluto and Jupiter in Capricorn

Pluto is a great driving wheel. It is the engine of history. It pushes thoughts, words, actions and events. Jupiter is the eternal optimist and a generally beneficial influence.

Together in Capricorn, Pluto and Jupiter will restore world optimism. It will also increase confidence. This, in turn, will spur positive action and open the door to economic growth.

Pluto, Jupiter, and Saturn in Harmony

Pluto and Jupiter will also be in harmonious relation with Saturn. Saturn takes the long view. It always goes by the book, even if that means doing things the hard way.

Saturn's helpful input will bring substance and permanence—reliability—to projects inspired by head strong Pluto and occasionally unrealistic Jupiter.

Pluto and Jupiter Sextile Uranus

Jupiter and Pluto will be in favorable relation with Uranus, also. Uranus governs change. Hence, world leaders will be better able to guide and control change.

The whole process of global transformation we are all experiencing will go more smoothly, now. Governments will be able to solve problems and develop new potentials more readily.

On the micro level, too, positive synchronicity will be much higher. Crises in our personal lives will tend to be resolved favorably.

Big Change in the Political Winds

At least as important as all of the above, the political winds will change dramatically.

Pluto used to support things that made the rich richer and the poor poorer. It also supported things that made the powerful more powerful and the powerless more powerless.

In its new position, Pluto will spread the wealth and power among the broader population. Making the rich and powerful ever more rich and powerful will no longer be such a popular idea. There will be a widespread switch away from red-state politics to blue-state politics.

No Going Back

This new Pluto energy will be useful only in kick starting a new and more equitable era in which wealth and power is much more widely shared. It will consistently block those who try to turn back the clock.


Expect new, forward-looking policies and programs in every area of life as this new cycle gets under way. I think we will finally see breakthroughs in energy technology, environmental policy and health care, among other things.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Astrology Forecast for February 2007

Astrology Forecast for February 2007

For Everyone ~ The gears begin to turn. We are seeing the end of rather difficult aspects that have been in place for quite some time, and the beginning of much more supportive, ennabling aspects. These will also be lasting aspects. Many will still be dealing with the aftermath of recent events. However, with the fading of difficult, longstanding planetary pressures and the arrival of much more constructive and supportive energies, we should all be feeling a sense of relief and cautious optimism. We cannot turn back the clock, but we should be finding encouraging new, long-term solutions to whatever challenges we are facing. The cosmic safety net that was withdrawn for a time in December and January is back in place. Brand new, unforeseen possibilities will emerge. Perhaps the best news will be the widespread emergence of profoundly different attitudes and the bold new solutions that such attitudes will make possible on every front, in our private lives and in the world around us.

Sign by Sign

ARIES ~ A team effort. For Aries, the issue is nothing less than adjusting your life direction in major ways. This requires getting others on board. You must reshape relations with family, friends and workmates to get your life on this new course. You are also moving into uncharted territory and must constantly adapt your methods. Recent realizations about who you are and what you really want in life must guide you. Be true to your highest principles and all should go well. The stars indicate efforts on behalf of elders.

TAURUS ~ Peace of mind. For some years, in addition to other goals, Taureans have sought peace, quiet and the freedom to do their own thing, without interference or loss of income and long-term security. It has been quite a battle. Soon, however, you will see signs of success. You will also experience support for your financial goals instead of threats to your security. This month, in particular, you will find it easier to influence the thoughts and actions of higher ups. Love relationships will require a mature and responsible approach.

GEMINI ~ A bigger say. In recent times, you have had to bow to the dictates of those in charge. You still feel pressure to perform to new standards. However, you should now also find yourself in the forefront of efforts to design and implement change. People at all levels will need to go through you. There is little doubt that the situation remains complex and challenging. But you should also sense that your interests are being protected. The planets have put a structure in place that will keep you safe.

CANCER ~ Maintain Equilibrium. You will probably be tempted to let yourself get depressed this month. Other people often behave in a more intense, challenging, unpredictable way toward you, now. You are facing complex decisions and the right choice is far from clear. The cost of mistakes is also rather high. But you can count on your natural ability to make the right move in a tight spot. Beneath all the worrisome and random events, the basics of your situation are pretty sound. Don’t let yourself be spooked. Avoid faddish, trendy solutions.

LEO ~ Benefit from turmoil. Others seem at sixes and sevens, and, often, at swords drawn. But Leo is well situated to utilize all this excitement productively. You can even turn hostility between others to the benefit of all. Your motivation and energy are running high. You are also very much in touch with a spirit of idealism and change. The thing is, though, too much idealism and change will create problems. Listen to cautious people, too. Adjust spending to meet your long-term financial goals. Some changes could simply be too expensive.

VIRGO ~ The storm is passing. You are dealing with a complex of important interrelated issues. The emphasis is on health and work. You might even feel like you are in free fall, sometimes. But a cosmic buffer system will prevent your worst fears from coming true. But the forces that have been at work in your life are profoundly beneficial. Momentum is turning in your favor. Pressures you thought might weigh on you forever are quickly dissipating. Solid, long-term solutions will be found. Bear with delays. Good things take time.

LIBRA ~ Time to start. You have been delaying major changes in your life. Conditions have not been quite right. Indeed, lately, the emotional and physical cost of not making these changes seems to have risen to high levels. Indeed, the cost seems to be rising faster as time passes. Truthfully: the pressure won’t subside. However, the planets have now lined up to help you. Powerful, long-term, planetary aspects will ease your way. They will sustain you through what promises to be a lengthy transition to a new, more fulfilling lifestyle.
SCORPIO ~ You will soon be in the clear. Your ruling planet has just changed signs after many years. Basically, you will find most things easier as Pluto assumes harmonious relations with other major planets. Long-standing conditions, some of which have become quite burdensome, are already changing quickly for the better. For one, you won’t have to bend yourself so far out of shape to maintain financial stability. The planets are aligned to protect your standard of living during a complex and lengthy transition. Any lingering sense of crisis will end soon.

SAGITTARIUS ~ Less intense times. Sagittarius is another sign whose whole life is being stirred up by major planetary shifts. Happily, the intensity level in your life will diminish a lot. Perhaps your major concern is making an emerging, new lifestyle fit your income. Making the right financial choices now will lay the foundation for long-term security. The planets will help you meet any challenges in this regard. Hanging on to the wrong things or making unwise changes could be quite costly. A focus on home and family life will help you make good decisions.

CAPRICORN ~ No need to rush. Capricorn is beginning a major new cycle. The confidence you feel is realistic. Your motivation will last. You have felt the possibility for something great, but the stars were not properly aligned. Now they are. You can push ahead. However, the complexity of the project is a match for the confidence and motivation that you feel. Proceed carefully. Build a sound foundation. The planetary aspects now supporting you will be around for quite a while. You will have the time you need to do it right.

AQUARIUS ~ Personal renewal. The planets are urging you to redouble efforts to develop your inner, spiritual potential. This impulse will be strengthened by an awareness of unresolved issues in your life and by a strong sense of the many benefits of inward self-development. Also, this drive for inner renewal comes at the same time as thorough and profound adjustments in your outer circumstances. There’s no need to fear these changes. They’ll quickly result in a more enjoyable and stable lifestyle. Your influence over others is running very high this month.

PISCES ~ Guidance. There has long been a conflict between what you wanted and what the powers that be would allow. But you should now find your wishes coming into harmony with the wishes of those who make the rules. Your efforts to achieve your desires will also be in sync with the flow of events. However, you will not have free rein. The need for realism and common sense remain strong. As outward restraints on your actions lessen, the demand for common sense that comes from within you will grow stronger.