February 28 – March 6, 2011 This Is the Month of Liftoff!

We are now into March, and all is happening as predicted; Jupiter entering aggressive Aries and squaring transformative Pluto initiated the elimination of fear in the face of tyranny and we saw Egypt topple her oppressive government. Make no mistake though, it will be a difficult and challenging journey for Egypt and her people as critical decisions must be made in order to move forward. At the time of this writing, Libya is exploding with the same intent, along with other countries. Some of our own states are also rising up against devastating proposals that will adversely affect many.

I am watching the massive compression that occurs when a big, slow moving, generational planet (in this case, Uranus) prepares to change signs. Uranus will move into combative Aries at the end of next week, and I expect that we will see more of the same, along with concussive consequences. Last time Uranus was in Aries, the Third Reich was rising. As evolution would have it, such regimes are now being torn down. Uranus doesn’t care how anyone feels about anything; it doesn’t play nice and it takes no prisoners. It seeks out weaknesses and goes for the throat. This is the fuel of change, of the breaking down of the walls that bind us or restrain us. On a personal level, Uranus in Aries will force us into decisive action as it tours this very active sign which is the pushing through of the seedling through the dark soil and into the light of the Sun where an enormous transformation takes place and photosynthesis becomes the new method of taking in energy in addition to soil and water.

Of course we will see the effects of these times; inflation, rising fuel prices and a further tightening of the belt. Rather than complain, we must adapt, and if we’ve been dong our homework (which the San Juan Islands have been diligently doing), we will be able to ride this out together and become stronger communities for it.

This week, the New Moon in the water sign of Pisces will be the fifth element that will drop the treasure we’ve been seeking within ourselves. Use it well, make some collective/cooperative plans and let’s ride this planet as she moves into yet another era that will go down in the history books.

Aries (March 21- April 19): You are likely to feel bogged down this week with the pileup of four planets in your sector of Endings; it’s not only the weather, it’s also your sense of having to sort through things that should be finished and things that should not be started. Somewhere in between, you’re standing there feeling like you’re all dressed up with nowhere to go. Jupiter in your sign give you the energy to do what has to be done with a spicy sprinkle of fun thrown in to keep you from having a tantrum!

Taurus (April 20 – May 20): You may be surrounded with tails of woe right now, making it difficult to feel like doing much of anything, but your Ruler Venus changes signs this week and moves into your sector of Career, which will give you a sudden feeling of being able to rise to that one important occasion that’s on your plate. Your sector of creativity is activated due to the pull of four planets in your sector of goals/friendships, so engage in that tactile activity that soothes your nerves.

Gemini (May 21- June 20): Finally, you have air! Powerful Venus sails into your fellow air sign Aquarius, helping you find that critical pocket of oxygen to hatch plans and party ideas! We’ve finally made it to March, and you’re more than ready to get your boogie on and spread your cheer. If others are glum, find a way to yank them out of it and make it so everyone walks away smiling. If you are down in the dumps, crank up the music, dance the baddies away and get together with a best friend for a good chinwag.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Emotions are likely flying due to so much activity in your sector of Expansion; the zodiac is waterlogged at the moment, and with no clear sense of direction jumping out at anyone, this week could be fairly unstable. Be sure you don’t go flying off the handle at the wrong thing, since current conditions in the world have everyone on edge no matter how safely tucked away they are. You are especially sensitive to “disturbances in the Force.” The good thing is, powerful Venus will help you think clearly from your sector of intimacy/psychic occurrences.

Leo (July 23 – August 22): Powerful Venus moves into your sector of Relationship this week, and that should see you amongst people that make you feel good. You’re not an unstable sign, but these are unstable times, and even the most noble are disturbed now. Jupiter in your sector of Expansion is beaming beneficial energy to you, so you are very likely to find your feet as we slog through toward spring and cast a wary eye to an uncertain future. You bring the Sun wherever you go, so share your presence as much as possible; it does others a world of good.

Virgo (August 23 – September 21): Lots of traffic in your sector of Relationships now as four planets are touring that sector. You may be wondering why you attract so many of one type of personality to you, and as active as this sector is now, you’ll be able to tend to all and sundry in an effective way. Powerful Venus enters your sector of Work/Health this week, and that will bring some much-needed air into oxygen-starved parts of your life. Cook up something really different in your spare time, and once you find out how tasty it is, invite your people over.

Libra (September 22 – October 23): Your Ruler Venus enters your fellow air sign Aquarius this week, giving you the ability to focus with more clarity and make expedient decisions. With such a heavy load in your sector of Work/Health, you may be forced to compromise and let go this month; the good news is, lucky Jupiter is in your sector of Relationships and you’ll have plenty of opportunities on the way to fill in the gaps via the people you know the best. Be sure you are careful around snow/ice/ladders or anything else that may cause a fall or a twisted/broken ankle or foot. This applies for the whole month.

Scorpio (October 24- November 22): Your intensity will be well served by powerful Venus moving into your sector of Home; Jupiter in your sector of Home still brings the goodness and sense of sanctuary that is characteristic of the Great Benefic. The ability to distribute information/goods/services is enhanced by five planets in your sector of Creative Expression; if you are a professional strategist, therapist, artist or otherwise able to use the Internet as a medium of outreach, now is the time to use it to its maximum to connect with those who need you.

Sagittarius (November 23 – December 20): You are restless. Five planets in your sector of Home have you itching to change/remodel or just take off for a distant, sunny and warm shore. In these tumultuous times, your nature wishes to be of assistance; if you yourself are in need of assistance, now is the time to go for it. Your Ruler Jupiter in your sector of Creative Expression gives you potent energy to begin new projects with the focus and panache you haven’t seen in twelve years. Saturn in your sector of Friends/Goals gives you the ability to structure your methodology.

Capricorn (December 21 – January 20): Powerful Venus moves into your sector of Money/Resources this week, so you may investigate electronic means for bringing in some extra cash. With so much emphasis now in your sector of thinking/communicating, your ability to dive deep and do some soul searching is at a maximum so take advantage of it because it won’t last very long. Get it done this week for the best potential! Jupiter in your sector of Home will help you take the necessary actions out in the world. Exciting times!

Aquarius (January 21 – February 20): Powerful Venus enters your sign this week, giving you the opportunity to rebuild any self-esteem issues that may have taken the wind out of your sails earlier. You also have five planets in your sector of money as we open the week, and this may indicate mushy stuff around whom you owe or who owes you. At any rate, you are perfectly capable of righting wrongs so we won’t worry about you. This is going to be a month of rapid changes so get ready to change rhythms and dance to several different styles.

Pisces (February 21 – March 20): Not only are there four planets in your sign now, the New Moon occurs in your sign. You are doing some serious reflection and soul searching. You’ll come up for air very soon though, since this month is one of explosive action (but not this week). Don’t bury your head in the sand or try to talk away the changes that must be made in your manner of thinking or your personal life. Powerful Venus moves into your sector of Endings this week, giving you the impetus to lay aside what hasn’t worked and move to the next level. Go there!