Your Astrology Forecast: The Coronavirus

Welcome to the Forecast!

Your full forecast returns next week. This week, I want to tell you about the Coronavirus and what the stars say about the spread of this disease.

It’s Thursday February 27th as I write–the New Moon was last Sunday March 23rd, in the dissolving, fluid sign of Pisces. Thinking Mercury is transiting retrograde through this sign, stirring up moods, vibes and fears–thoughts are not rational in this irrational sign. Within 24 hours of Sunday’s New Moon the stock market crashed in response to the world-wide spread of this virus. And shortly after that, POTUS addressed the nation to advise us that here in the USA were are not at risk.

The stars, however, say otherwise. We are at risk of some significant, daily disruptions to our health, home and work routines.

In astrology, action oriented Mars and destructive, transforming Pluto are the 2 most explosive planets–they rule sharp objects, war, ambition…and they also rule viruses and pandemics. These two planets are slated to collide Monday, March 23, 2020.  At about this time, it will be much clearer as to the extent and impact of the pandemic. Also present in the same spot in the sky is expansive Jupiter. Jupiter will expand whatever Mars and Pluto get up to. Mars moves the fastest of the three, and is now speeding towards Jupiter (March 20th), then Pluto. It is very very unusual for all three to merge. This is a very dynamic situation, and Mars moves fast.

All these planets are in the  zodiac sign of government, business and commerce: Capricorn. Capricorn is also the sign of the hermit: think quarantine. Capricorn is an earth sign that makes a very easy angle to the Sun, Mercury and Neptune in evasive Pisces–together, these 2 signs and 6 planets in them create opportunities for physical structures (Capricorn) to dissolve (Pisces) in ways we cannot easily see or discern.

When business and commerce come to a halt due to disease, the economy stalls–we are likely to experience an economic recession soon, as well as unpredictable domestic interruptions in all sorts of services. Our health care system will likely be over-run. This constellation of planets, and what they rule, signals a real significant impact of this virus on our daily lives in the USA–expect a daily intensification now through March 23rd.

As with any powerful transit of the warrior planet Mars, the best way to cope and to harness this energy for good is to plan and execute projects that involve hard work and discipline: for example, planning your big spring cleaning, working hard and getting rid of waste and excess are great positive expressions of this energy.  Mars and Pluto together are powerful ambition. Training for a marathon or other strong physical exercise is another winner here with this powerful energy that desires nothing more than to compete, achieve and dominate. Jupiter is a variable you want to consider–Jupiter makes everything it touches grow bigger. Some things are good bigger–other things, like pandemics, not so much. It is easy to bite off more than you can chew with this energy–pace yourself appropriately.

A pandemic is something that is out of our personal control–you can make plans, though, to protect your sanity and your personal well-being.  Capricorn is the sign of planning. It is always a good idea to have an emergency preparedness plan. Make sure you have enough food, water and cash for a few weeks at home–you may not get sick, the odds right now are you will not, but you could be stuck at home because your place of employment is shut down for a few weeks, as are your favorite public places.

I will be back this weekend for your March 2020 Forecast!

Your Astrology Forecast: The Coronavirus Pandemic

Welcome to the Forecast!

Your full forecast returns next week. This week, I want to tell you about the Coronavirus and what the stars say about the spread of this disease.

It’s Thursday February 27th as I write–the New Moon was last Sunday March 23rd, in the dissolving, fluid sign of Pisces. Thinking Mercury is transiting retrograde through this sign, stirring up moods, vibes and fears–thoughts are not rational in this irrational sign. Within 24 hours of Sunday’s New Moon the stock market crashed in response to the world-wide spread of this virus. And shortly after that, POTUS addressed the nation to advise us that here in the USA were are not at risk.

The stars, however, say otherwise. We are at risk of some significant, daily disruptions to our health, home and work routines.

In astrology, action oriented Mars and destructive, transforming Pluto are the 2 most explosive planets–they rule sharp objects, war, ambition…and they also rule viruses and pandemics. These two planets are slated to collide Monday, March 23, 2020.  At about this time, it will be much clearer as to the extent and impact of the pandemic. Also present in the same spot in the sky is expansive Jupiter. Jupiter will expand whatever Mars and Pluto get up to. Mars moves the fastest of the three, and is now speeding towards Jupiter (March 20th), then Pluto. It is very very unusual for all three to merge. This is a very dynamic situation, and Mars moves fast.

All these planets are in the  zodiac sign of government, business and commerce: Capricorn. Capricorn is also the sign of the hermit: think quarantine. Capricorn is an earth sign that makes a very easy angle to the Sun, Mercury and Neptune in evasive Pisces–together, these 2 signs and 6 planets in them create opportunities for physical structures (Capricorn) to dissolve (Pisces) in ways we cannot easily see or discern.

When business and commerce come to a halt due to disease, the economy stalls–we are likely to experience an economic recession soon, as well as unpredictable domestic interruptions in all sorts of services. Our health care system will likely be over-run. This constellation of planets, and what they rule, signals a real significant impact of this virus on our daily lives in the USA–expect a daily intensification now through March 23rd.

As with any powerful transit of the warrior planet Mars, the best way to cope and to harness this energy for good is to plan and execute projects that involve hard work and discipline: for example, planning your big spring cleaning, working hard and getting rid of waste and excess are great positive expressions of this energy.  Mars and Pluto together are powerful ambition. Training for a marathon or other strong physical exercise is another winner here with this powerful energy that desires nothing more than to compete, achieve and dominate. Jupiter is a variable you want to consider–Jupiter makes everything it touches grow bigger. Some things are good bigger–other things, like pandemics, not so much. It is easy to bite off more than you can chew with this energy–pace yourself appropriately.

A pandemic is something that is out of our personal control–you can make plans, though, to protect your sanity and your personal well-being.  Capricorn is the sign of planning. It is always a good idea to have an emergency preparedness plan. Make sure you have enough food, water and cash for a few weeks at home–you may not get sick, the odds right now are you will not, but you could be stuck at home because your place of employment is shut down for a few weeks, as are your favorite public places.

I will be back this weekend for your March 2020 Forecast!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Daily Astrology Forecast through February 23, 2020

Welcome to the forecast. All times are MST.

With action-oriented Mars changing signs this Sunday, February 16, and thinking Mercury turning retrograde during your Monday commute home, the week gets off to a wonky start. Tuesday the Sun moves from rebellious Aquarius to dreamy, spacey Pisces. Read on to learn how this impacts you and all Zodiac Signs.

Unexpected delays, sudden intuitive insights and stuff from your personal past to come up on Monday as communicating Mercury turns retrograde in the most evasive sign of the zodiac–Pisces. In Pisces, Mercury likes to communicate in flexible, non-verbals ways like art, myths, legends, music, dance, dreams–if crude language must be used, Pisces prefers poetry and ballads. Try to find ways to explore these plastic ways of communicating. Pisces obfuscates and fudges the truth and can make things foggy–keep this in mind in your business dealings so you don’t get fooled.  Now through April 10 is best for assessing projects you have already started and devote time to editing, revising, reshaping and revisiting them–it is NOT ideal to initiate new action during this time, not because anything bad will happen but because increased delays and miscommunications are just more likely–the planet of communication is moving backwards, and will meet up with the Sun in Pisces next week so this Mercury Retrograde is a bit stronger.  For Gemini and Virgo, Mercury is your ruler–you are all a bit more like Pisces right now, and are feeling more spacey, tired, busy and not very grounded. More self-care, and let yourself space out in safe, healthy ways–you will feel surprisingly energized. For all signs, it is easy to get deceived when Pisces is strong. It’s easy to get caught up in an illusion with this retrograde–avoid making any rash decisions based on ideals, dreams, future plans and things that are too good to be true. Expect an increase in rain events and flooding during this retrograde as well.

Also on Monday, the warrior planet Mars is now in ambitious Capricorn–and makes very strong and easy angle to radical Uranus in status-quo Taurus. Despite Uranus being in Taurus now for almost 2 years, this slow moving revolutionary planet has not directly experienced Mars in Capricorn yet–so what to expect with the earth signs of Taurus and Capricorn jacked up with these powerful planets? Look for disruptions and agitations related to the environment, climate change and natural disasters. I expect this week to see a very big muscular expression of power in the federal government here in the USA–last week President Trump was observed to make aggressive, vindictive moves against his opponents and make a big power grab at the DOJ (Department of Justice). Expect to see more of this, just worse, even more abusive and more concerning. Mars wants to get what it wants, and in Capricorn Mars wants power.  Our power-hungry POTUS will be on a tear this week.  Mars and Uranus  are super-strong for the next 7 days as they do their first trine as they form their first 120 degree angle to each other– there are 3 big powerful planets already in authoritarian Capricorn–rigid Saturn, burn-it-to-the-ground-and-start-over Pluto and expanding Jupiter–and Mars, like the steroid it is, just amps up everything in this sign of authority.  Capricorn, Libra, Cancer and Aries are feeling this very powerful energy the most–if your Sun, Moon or Rising Sign is in one of these signs, you are learning lessons about limits of personal power and your relationship to authority and the limits involved–and I’m happy to say that these lessons will feel a whole lot less acute, personal and intractable  once we get past March 3rd.

The mood for fun evenings after work is a bit dim this week. Friday looks good. In general this week, try to avoid power plays at work and in your relationships. It is not a great time to move projects and relationships forward. Catch up with old friends, review projects, revisit unfinished projects and plan for your future–these are all great ways to maximize the energy this week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Daily Astrology Forecast through February 23, 2020

Welcome to the forecast. All times are MST.

With action-oriented Mars changing signs this Sunday, February 16, and thinking Mercury turning retrograde during your Monday commute home, the week gets off to a wonky start. Tuesday the Sun moves from rebellious Aquarius to dreamy, spacey Pisces. Read on to learn how this impacts you and all Zodiac Signs.

Unexpected delays, sudden intuitive insights and stuff from your personal past to come up on Monday as communicating Mercury turns retrograde in the most evasive sign of the zodiac–Pisces. In Pisces, Mercury likes to communicate in flexible, non-verbals ways like art, myths, legends, music, dance, dreams–if crude language must be used, Pisces prefers poetry and ballads. Try to find ways to explore these plastic ways of communicating. Pisces obfuscates and fudges the truth and can make things foggy–keep this in mind in your business dealings so you don’t get fooled.  Now through April 10 is best for assessing projects you have already started and devote time to editing, revising, reshaping and revisiting them–it is NOT ideal to initiate new action during this time, not because anything bad will happen but because increased delays and miscommunications are just more likely–the planet of communication is moving backwards, and will meet up with the Sun in Pisces next week so this Mercury Retrograde is a bit stronger.  For Gemini and Virgo, Mercury is your ruler–you are all a bit more like Pisces right now, and are feeling more spacey, tired, busy and not very grounded. More self-care, and let yourself space out in safe, healthy ways–you will feel surprisingly energized. For all signs, it is easy to get deceived when Pisces is strong. It’s easy to get caught up in an illusion with this retrograde–avoid making any rash decisions based on ideals, dreams, future plans and things that are too good to be true. Expect an increase in rain events and flooding during this retrograde as well.

Also on Monday, the warrior planet Mars is now in ambitious Capricorn–and makes very strong and easy angle to radical Uranus in status-quo Taurus. Despite Uranus being in Taurus now for almost 2 years, this slow moving revolutionary planet has not directly experienced Mars in Capricorn yet–so what to expect with the earth signs of Taurus and Capricorn jacked up with these powerful planets? Look for disruptions and agitations related to the environment, climate change and natural disasters. I expect this week to see a very big muscular expression of power in the federal government here in the USA–last week President Trump was observed to make aggressive, vindictive moves against his opponents and make a big power grab at the DOJ (Department of Justice). Expect to see more of this, just worse, even more abusive and more concerning. Mars wants to get what it wants, and in Capricorn Mars wants power.  Our power-hungry POTUS will be on a tear this week.  Mars and Uranus  are super-strong for the next 7 days as they do their first trine as they form their first 120 degree angle to each other– there are 3 big powerful planets already in authoritarian Capricorn–rigid Saturn, burn-it-to-the-ground-and-start-over Pluto and expanding Jupiter–and Mars, like the steroid it is, just amps up everything in this sign of authority.  Capricorn, Libra, Cancer and Aries are feeling this very powerful energy the most–if your Sun, Moon or Rising Sign is in one of these signs, you are learning lessons about limits of personal power and your relationship to authority and the limits involved–and I’m happy to say that these lessons will feel a whole lot less acute, personal and intractable  once we get past March 3rd.

The mood for fun evenings after work is a bit dim this week. Friday looks good. In general this week, try to avoid power plays at work and in your relationships. It is not a great time to move projects and relationships forward. Catch up with old friends, review projects, revisit unfinished projects and plan for your future–these are all great ways to maximize the energy this week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Valentine’s Day 2020 Astrology Forecast for All Signs Plus Mercury Retrograde

Welcome to the Forecast!

All times are MST.

In general, the trend this week (now through Monday February 17)  for all signs is an uptick in being a bit too busy and thus easily distracted from your personal goals. This week ahead appears to offer a lot of energy to focus on the big picture–or big distractions–at the expense of details. Maybe let yourself watch some long, inflated movie or leaf through some travel literature to burn off some of this need to expand your horizons…even if most of the day you do not see much past your work cubicle.  This week, whether in business or pleasure, do not avoid, forget or discount the details you need to attend to in order to keep your big dreams afloat. Give yourself more time to get things done; other people will be more confused and distracted especially Sunday and Monday. Mercury goes retrograde in wishy-washy Pisces Monday afternoon February 17th. Action oriented Mars changes signs from philosophical Sagittarius to business-minded Capricorn one day earlier and adds to the sudden tempo change.

Valentine’s Day could be an emotional mine-field this year: the quick moving moody Moon is in grudge-holding Scorpio so it’s not a very light-heated mood for you lovers. Additional factors make getting booty-hurt and feeling wounded a little too easy, so you may have to armor-up and be able to take a few swings if you want to achieve your romantic goals: being a good sport is key, as Mars is winding up his tour of athletic Sagittarius this weekend. At 29 degrees, Mars is stronger than usual on Valentine’s Day. Things can come to an end when planets are at 29 degrees– it blows to get dumped on Valentine’s Day, and with Mars here this year odds are slightly higher than average. Consider factoring in some action or something dynamic that lets you horse around to burn off some of this assertive energy–Mars makes a nice angle to the Sun in  detached Aquarius. Maybe keep it a bit fun and easy going to get the most out of this Valentine’s Day. Games, arch-chair travel, travel movies, sports, debates and even bookish activities are winners this Valentine’s Day. With so many planets in practical, why-spend-more Capricorn just getting your foot out the door and giving yourself permission to have fun will be an accomplishment. And give yourself plenty of time! Mercury is at a standstill in the sky this Valentine’s Day–in amorphous, not reality based Pisces. Expect delays or miscommunications  in travel and restaurant reservations.