FULL MOON - FEBRUARY 19, 2019
The Full Moon is on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 9:53 a.m. at 0° Virgo. The Sun is always in the opposite degree and sign at a full moon, so the Sun is at 0° Pisces. This Virgo/Pisces polarity symbolizes our ability to see things in great detail on a microcosmic level (Virgo) opposed to the ability to see things in a greater perspective looking at a macrocosmic level (Pisces). So this polarity can lead to duels between people who seem too focused on the minutia in life and those who appear out of touch with their head in the clouds. You can use this polarity to shift between perspectives. If you feel like you're too stuck in the nuts and bolts of a project, try to pull yourself out to the overview level for greater understanding of the whole. If you have a grand vision of a plan, use specifics to map out the details.
There is a Mercury conjunct Neptune at 15° Pisces in the chart of the Full Moon. For this will emphasize the "spacey" trait of the sign Pisces, better for imagination and daydreams than hard facts. We all need to use extra caution in Mercury things over the next few days especially regarding communication and short distance journeys. Mental spaciness can affect driving. Going too deep into a day dream can have you drive past your expressway exit even with your GPS telling you "turn here." Not a good time for signing contracts and agreements. Promises made may not be fulfilled. Re-read documents to ensure you have the entire meaning.
While thinking about this aspect yesterday, I walked into my kitchen. Suddenly my socks were soaking wet! I'd stepped into a puddle of water on the floor and discovered my dishwasher was leaking. Neptune in an inharmonious aspect can often signify plumbing leaks.
Also in the Full Moon chart is the brief journey of Venus between Saturn and Pluto. On Monday, February 18th, Venus conjuncts Saturn. Not a good day for buying items related to beauty or fashion because there's a tendency to purchase something cheap or too small that you'll never be happy with. As Venus approaches Pluto and makes the conjunction on February 22, you're likely to become aware of passion (or lust) as a motivator. Now the caution with purchases is to be aware of excessive or irrational spending. Romantic or partnership relationships will tend to be down, then up during those few days. Don't finalize important relationship decisions until after Feb. 25.
In the future:
Just FYI, Mercury goes retrograde between March 5 through March 28. If you have a super important project to start, you might want to begin it before the beginning of March, even in some symbolic way. One symbolic way could be to write your goal or affirmation on a piece of paper which includes the positive outcome of the project. Then sign it and date it (before March 1). Don't worry so much about the everyday stuff. We've been through three Mercury retro periods every year for our whole lives. Humans are experts at handling course corrections and have excellent problem solving skills.
Creating Your Cosmic Connection
The audio recording of my talk at the Temple of Kriya Yoga on February 10th is on my youtube channel at: Creating Your Cosmic Connection
Attunement to the Divine or Ishvar-Pranidhana is a key observance in the yoga tradition, and component of spiritual maturity. This noon meditation with focus on the actions we can do mentally and in our everyday life to come nearer to an awareness of our cosmic connection. It includes some meditation practice, so don't listen while you're driving.
The Professional Astrology Course
Temple of Kriya Yoga has re-launched The Professional Astrology Course: How to Be a Practicing Astrologer. This is a distance learning course where you can go at your own pace. Along with the recorded lectures and written material by Goswami Kriyananda, there will be monthly conference calls or webinars with Temple instructors. It starts with the basics of astrology, planets, signs, houses and aspects, goes through natal chart interpretation, adds in progressions and transits, karmic astrology and advanced topics. So even though it's called a professional course, it's really a good program for anyone who wants to learn astrology in depth. Of course, there is also information on how to consult with clients and other aspects of being a professional astrologer.
I'm one of the program leaders and an instructor for The Professional Astrology Course and would be happy to talk to you about the course and its content. If you have questions about registration, please contact the Temple of Kriya Yoga.
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Marcia Sacks is an astrologer in the Kriya Yoga tradition.