This week on Auchterlonie on Astrology I’ll look at the new Moon in Pisces, on Sunday, Feb. 23, and the period from Thursday, Feb. 20 to Wednesday, Feb. 26.
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Also the week of Sunday, Feb. 23 through Saturday, Feb. 29. The website is https://www.lookingupwithbill.com/podcasts.html.
Now, the week ahead:
Thursday, Feb. 20: A serious start to the day is courtesy of the Moon and Saturn in the same place in the sky in the constellation Capricorn, asking us to be honest, at least with ourselves. Jupiter, also in Capricorn, gets a friendly bump from Neptune in Pisces, giving good news about a health situation for some. Good news about travel as well. The Moon moves into the constellation Aquarius in the middle of the afternoon, and that sets the stage for old memories that cause us to freak out a bit. Today is the birthday of the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada. Vincent Massey was born Feb. 20, 1887.
Friday, Feb. 21: Loads of energy with Mars in Capricorn, in perfect harmony with Uranus in Taurus, means big steps forward toward long-term goals for some. And the Moon in Aquarius gets a friendly bump from Venus in Aries in the evening. Do you remember who began with small roles on Trailer Park Boys, and other TV fare, and first hit it big time with a spot on X-Men: The Last Stand? Most of us remember her for her knock-out role in Juno and since she has done every kind of role imaginable including producing and documentary film work. Halifax native, Ellen Page, turns 33 today.
Saturday, Feb. 22: Usually it’s the Moon making all the contacts in the sky above, but today the Sun is unusually active, with a helping connection from Saturn just past midnight, making life more secure. And then, with an even better nudge from Uranus in Taurus in the morning, bringing long-term plans closer to reality. The man who invented the walkie-talkie, citizen band radio, the telephone pager and the cordless telephone, Alfred J. Gross, was born on Feb. 22, 1918, in Toronto.
Sunday, Feb. 23: It’s the New Moon in Pisces at 10:31 a.m. The new Moon signals opportunities to make fresh starts, with just about anything you choose. So get a piece of paper and start to compile a list of things you want to start. Or want to start over again! Eight connections for the Moon today make this an astrologically busy Sunday. Add to that hookups between Venus and Jupiter, and Mercury and Pluto, and then the Moon and Pluto, and it’s also a day to revisit ideas you may have made over a week ago. Remember Mercury is still retrograde – in the sign of Pisces, so communications (even with yourself) may not be what they seem. A navy man by training, this MP joined Canada’s fledgling space program in 1983, and in 1984 became the first Canadian in outer space when he served as crew on U.S. Shuttle Mission 41-G. After venturing to space a few more times, he would go on to serve as head of the Canadian Space Agency from 2001 to 2006. He was elected Liberal Member of Parliament in 2008. Marc Garneau is 71 years old today.
Monday, Feb. 24: Here is a very busy astro start to the week, with Mars and the Sun and the Moon all taking leading roles. The best of it is a continuation of yesterday’s new Moon energy, only now with that unbeatable Piscean imagination. If he were still here, Steve Jobs would be 65 years old today. Born in San Francisco, he was adopted, and dropped out of college to tour India. Teaming up with Steve Wozniak, they launched the Apple I and then the Apple II. Then he was kicked out of Apple, only to return and create the iPod, iPad, and iPhone, and take over the world electronics industry.
Tuesday, Feb. 25: The Moon moves from imaginative Pisces into fiery Aries this afternoon, and then Mercury, moving retrograde, crosses the path of the Sun. Be wary of what you hear or say today. It may be designed to deceive. My Sweet Lord — he was a Beatle and one of the Traveling Willburys, and were he still here on the Earth plane, George Harrison would be 77 years old today.
Wednesday, Feb. 26: Mercury is busy again today, connecting to both Venus and Mars. It’s Mars in the morning giving ideas, energy, and practicality. And Venus in the evening, giving ideas, charm, and innovation. Born in Belleville Ontario, he became one of the wealthiest industrialists of the Age of the Robber Barons. Herbert Henry Dow, founder of Dow Chemical and the man they named the Dow Jones Industrial list after, was born Feb. 26, 1866.
Next week is the first quarter Moon in Gemini on Monday, March 2. That and more, next week on Auchterlonie on Astrology here in The Local.
Joni Mitchell said: “We are stardust. We are golden.” So shine on!