February 2012 Full & New Moons: Full Moon in Leo & New Moon in Pisces
A full moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are exactly opposing one another in the zodiac. It tends to signal a time of endings, culminations, and things coming to fruition. A new moon occurs when when the transit Sun and Moon are in the exact same spot in the zodiac. It tends to signal a time of new opportunities, growth, and optimism.
February 7th 2012 Full Moon in Leo
A full moon occurs at 4:54PM at 18 degrees 31 minutes of Leo. In Leo, this Full Moon is good to end a creative project, or elevate your creativity, linking it more deeply to your emotions. Everyone may seem a little more drama queen now, and their emotions may be busting through the surface with flair. Don't create problems out of thin air or just for the fun of being dramatic. This Full Moon opposes Mercury, which could bring difficulties with communications. It may seem like everyone is having a hard time understanding each other. There could be more problems with technology as well, and with neighbors, siblings, or young people. If you're a Leo Sun, Moon, or mid-Leo rising, you may feel the effects of this moon most.
February 21st 2012 New Moon in Pisces
A new moon occurs at 5:35PM at 2 degrees 42 minutes of Pisces. This is a good Moon to explore your subconscious, your dreams, and anything hidden below the surface. You may want to submerge yourself into something to escape the mundane of the day-to-day and enter a fantasy world. It's good to read a book or watch a movie and really get a feel for them. Water, feet, and music may be more prominent. Go out and do something good for someone else, volunteering or giving of yourself in some way. This New Moon conjuncts Neptune, the natural ruler of Pisces, a pleasing aspect making the Neptune/Pisces influence more pronounced. If you're a Pisces Sun, Moon, or rising, you may feel the effects of this moon most.
General horoscopes are always meant for entertainment purposes only. For a more accurate view, read your Sun sign, Rising sign, and Moon sign.
Get all the work in that you need to in the first half of the month - Aries isn’t known for putting its nose to the grindstone, but get in all your tasks and pay attention to the details early, because your ruler, Mars turns retrograde on the 23rd in Virgo, and you’re likely not going to be able to do as much as you’d like to, or need to. The details will likely be much more difficult to deal with, and chances are, you’re going to feel a lot lazier and have less energy than usual.
Mercury enters Capricorn on the 8th, which may put focus on your career and life path, and any work you need to get done will likely be tied to that area of life. Venus enters Pisces on the 14th, and this could make it easier for you to get rid of things that you’ve been needlessly holding onto and make room for new things. The Sun enters Aquarius on the 20th, and Mercury joins on the 27th, and you’ll likely feel more comfortable in groups and talking things over with your friends, and you may want to do something about a dream of yours, maybe getting the ball rolling.
The Full Moon on the 9th in Cancer may impact your home and family most, so watch for endings/culminations there. You could finish any home improvement projects, and settle a dispute with a family member. The New Moon on the 23rd in Aquarius may bring focus to a friendship or start a new one, or you could see something happen with a group you belong to or join a new group. You may become more involved in a charitable effort, or have more energy for a future dream.
Mercury enters Capricorn on the 9th, and you may find you’re having more communications about your beliefs and philosophy. You may feel you’re more curious about other ways of living, and want to do some research on other cultures. On the 14th, Venus enters Pisces, and you may find you have an easier go at things in a group. You may feel more comfortable with many people around, and want to get involved in doing something good for the world.
The Sun enters Aquarius on the 20th and Mercury enters as well on the 27th, and you may want to get some recognition for your work, and may have many communications regarding your career and where you’re going in your life. Mars starts the month likely giving you energy for your hobbies, dating, and just general fun. The Mars retrograde starting the 23rd may put a damper on those things, and you may be strapped down with too much work/responsibilities to have time for fun, or just dwell too much on the more serious side of life that you don’t want to have fun. Remember, it’s only temporary!
The Full Moon on the 9th is in Cancer, and it may bring about the ending of a project. You may have a conversation with someone about something that you’ve been holding in and feel needs to be said. It could be a good Moon to clear the air under. The New Moon on the 23rd is in Aquarius and could have you wanting to pursue something new in your career, or give it a jumpstart. You may want a promotion or to do more on your own. Or you may want to go down a whole different path altogether.
On the 8th, Mercury enters Capricorn and you may find yourself having more serious thoughts and focusing on more serious subjects. You may think about making some sort of transformation in your life. When Venus enters Pisces on the 14th, you may find things going more smoothly with your career, or with the direction your taking in life. You may have an easier time dealing with your parents, boss, or other elders. The Sun enters Aquarius on the 20th, and Mercury enters Aquarius the 27th, and you may find you’re talking a lot about what it is you believe in life. You may become more interested in other cultures and cuisines. Or you may just be struck with a desire to explore and have more freedom.
Mars turns retrograde on the 23rd, and this may bring a difficulty at home. If you need to make any repairs or do any upgrades, try to do it earlier in the month, before this retrograde starts. It could also bring a problem with a family member, so make sure everyone’s doing okay, and if you need to talk about anything with them, try to do it before the retrograde. Be prepared for possible shortness of temper at home and with your family once the retrograde starts.
On the 9th, a Full Moon in Cancer could be a good time to settle any financial transactions you’ve been putting off. It could be a good time to evaluate your finances and eliminate unnecessary spending. A New Moon in Aquarius occurs on the 23rd, and you may feel yourself wanting to roam, travel, even if just for the day, though you may long for an escape to some faraway, exotic paradise. Maybe just rent Casablanca.
When Mercury enters Capricorn on the 8th, you may feel more comfortable conversing with people in intimate settings and one-on-one, rather than with many people or in a group. You may want to talk about your close relationships, and have it out with a partner. Venus enters Pisces on the 14th, and the homebody in your may be desiring a chance to go out and explore a little. It could be a good time to try out a some foreign foods, indulging a little. The Sun and Mercury enter Aquarius, the Sun on the 20th and Mercury on the 27th, and you may find yourself focusing on more serious subjects, and having more serious conversations. It could be a good time to make a transformation of yourself.
The Mars retrograde on the 23rd could bring some problems in your communications with people. You may have a harder time understanding what people are trying to say to you, and other people may have difficulty understanding you. You may find yourself in the middle of a lot of fights, and not sure how it all got started. Also, if you’re headache prone, you may find yourself having more of them. Finish any projects and have any important conversations before the retrograde begins. Save yourself the trouble!
The Full Moon on the 9th falls in your sign, Cancer, usually signaling a time where you will find many things coming to fruition or completion, especially if it’s something you’ve been working on for a while. The New Moon on the 23rd falls in Aquarius, and could signal a change in you.
Mercury enters Capricorn on the 8th, and you may find you’re having more communications at work or about your work. The majority of your communications may be for tasks and details rather than fun and being social. Venus enters Pisces on the 14th, and if you try to transform yourself in some way, you may have an easier time of doing that. The Sun enters Aquarius on the 20th; Mercury enters Aquarius the 27th. At that point, you may put your focus on your relationships and find you’re more comfortable having conversations with just one person instead of several or a group.
With the Mars retrograde on the 23rd, you could have some sort of trouble with finances. You may feel like you’re not making enough money and want more, or have some unexpected expenditures that take up more money than planned. Try to settle your finances before the retrograde starts, and maybe try to have some money put away just in case. And don’t stress about money more than necessary - this influence could make you worry more than needed.
On the 9th, the Full Moon in Cancer could bring the end to many different things in your life. You may instigate the endings yourself, feeling the need to clear the clutter and get rid of any “baggage.” The New Moon on the 23rd occurs in Aquarius, your opposing sign, and you may get to start a new relationship or jumpstart an existing one. You may find a partner needs your focus and attention, or want to forge a new partnership with someone to further your own causes.
Mercury enters Capricorn on the 8th, and your communications may become more about your hobbies and having fun. You may have a lot of social calls or deal with children. Venus enters Pisces on the 14th, and you may find you’re having an easier time dealing with your partners. Any close relationships could go more smoothly and you may find you’re fighting less, agreeing more. The Sun enters Aquarius on the 20th, and Mercury also enters Aquarius on the 27th, and work, work, work may be the focus. You may become a typical Virgo, getting to every task and doing it to the letter.
Mars is in your sign, Virgo, all month. For the first three weeks, you may find your energy higher than usual, and you have more vigor and enthusiasm. It’s a good time to try something new, start something, and put yourself out there. Mars turns retrograde on the 23rd, and the entire retrograde will occur in your sign of Virgo. Uh oh! You may find you go from having more energy than usual to having less than usual, and the typical Virgo attention-to-details may be lacking for a while. Try to get everything done before the retrograde starts that needs to get done.
The Full Moon on the 9th falls in Cancer, and you may cut ties with a friend or group that you belong to. You may finish something you’ve been working on for a cause. You could decide a dream you’ve had isn’t what you want anymore. The New Moon on the 23rd falls in Aquarius, and you may see something new come up at work, or if you’re looking for a new job, this could be a good Moon to do it under.
Mercury enters Capricorn on the 8th, and you may find you're having more communications and conversations at home or about your home. You may talk things over more with your family members. Venus enters Pisces on the 14th, and your work life may seem a little easier, you may not stress as much as usual about it. It could be a good period for those in artistic/creative professions. The Sun enters Aquarius on the 20th, and Mercury enters Aquarius on the 27th. You may be in the mood for some fun, wanting to play more than work.
The Mars retrograde in Virgo starting on the 23rd could have some things coming undone that you thought were over with. Things you had finished may need to get tweaked or redone entirely. Old baggage could rear its ugly head. Subconscious issues you've tried to avoid could present themselves. Anything you need to finish, try to do it before the retrograde. Anything you need to get rid of, try to do it before as well, because you may have a difficult time clearing out the clutter during the retrograde.
The Full Moon in Cancer on the 9th could bring about the ending of a project at work, or the culmination of something related to your career. If you've been working hard at something to further the path you want to go on in life, you could see headway then. The New Moon in Aquarius on the 23rd could find you going out, having a good time, attending a party, or spending time working on a hobby. You may spend time with children, or if you have children, find something new come up with them. If attached, you could have a nice date night; if single, you could meet a new love interest.
When Mercury enters the sign of Capricorn on the 8th, you may engage in many more communications than normal. You may talk on the phone more, text more, send more emails, get more mail. When Venus enters the sign of Pisces on the 14th, you may feel your mood become a little lighter (or as light as a Scorpio can be!), and you don't want to dwell as much on the serious nature of life. When the Sun and Mercury enter Aquarius on the 20th and 27th, respectively, you may spend more time at home, or feel you have stronger vitality at home. You may have important conversations with family members.
Mars turns retrograde on the 23rd in Virgo. You may find this retrograde brings some difficulties with a friend, and it may be wise to work out any problems with your friendships before the retrograde begins. If you belong to any groups, there could be trouble there. And you may need to evaluate your dreams for your future, and may change your mind about what it is you hope to achieve. Just make sure you're being realistic and not just giving in to pessimism - make any firm decisions about your future after the retrograde is over.
The Full Moon on the 9th occurs in Cancer, and you may end a trip or finish a project you've been working on, especially something related to writing. If you've been dealing with a legal issue, you could see things come to a head during this Moon. The New Moon on the 23rd occurs in Aquarius, and it could be a good time to start a new home improvement project, or move if need be. It could also be good to spend time with family.
On the 9th, Mercury enters Capricorn, and your mental focus could be steered towards your finances. You may want to go over your budget and plan accordingly. You may converse with people about your finances, or plan a financial transaction. On the 14th, Venus enters Pisces, and you may find that you feel more at ease and comfortable at home or with family. On the 20th, the Sun enters Aquarius, and on the 27th, Mercury joins him in Aquarius. You may have many more communications, wanting to talk about everything. You may find you're having more communications using technology.
Mars turns retrograde on the 23rd, and its retrograde will occur in Virgo. This could make for some difficulties for you regarding your career and life path. There could be a hiccup, or you may feel things aren't going in the right direction. You may change direction entirely. You may grow weary of what you've been working towards and take a step back. Remember, it's only temporary, so don't make any important decisions regarding your life path until after the retrogrades ends.
The Full Moon in Cancer occurs on the 9th, and you may see something end regarding money that's not your own. If you have any joint finances, you may want to go over them again. If you owe someone a debt or someone owes you, it could be settled under this Moon. If you need a loan, you could have a better chance of getting it now. The New Moon in Aquarius occurs on the 23rd, and you could find yourself having an important conversation that changes things up a little bit. You may start something in your community, or do something with a sibling.
Mercury enters your sign of Capricorn on the 8th, so there may be a lot of talking coming then! Everyone may want to talk to you. You'll likely engage in many forms of communicating, and you may deal with technology somehow. Venus enters Pisces on the 14th, and you may find your communications and conversations go a lot easier, smoother, and there's less arguments and more agreements. If you're a writer of some sort, it could be an inspiring time for you. The Sun enters Aquarius on the 20th, and Mercury enters on the 27th, and you may be putting on a lot of focus on your finances. You may plan a purchase or go over your bills, or try to make some more money somehow.
Mars turns retrograde in Virgo, starting the 23rd. You may find people butting heads with you regarding your beliefs. If you have to travel long distances, you may experience delays or unexpected issues. If you have to deal with a legal issue, you could experience a setback. Try to get a lot of this out of the way before the retrograde happens, and hopefully you'll avoid the problems.
The Full Moon on the 9th occurs in Cancer, the sign opposing yours. It could bring up issues in your partnerships or close relationships. You may have an issue come up with someone that needs to be resolved. If there's anything you need to resolve yourself, do it. The New Moon on the 23rd occurs in Aquarius, and something could come up regarding your finances at that time. You may try to make some more money or get some money unexpectedly; you may make a purchase or plan for one.
Mercury enters Capricorn on the 8th, and you may keep a lot to yourself at that point. You may not be very open and willing to talk about things with people, preferring to go over everything on your own and come to your own conclusions. Others may confide in you things they don't want anyone else to know. Venus enters Pisces on the 14th, and you may feel an more carefree attitude towards finances. You may have to watch for overspending and being too indulgent. The Sun and Mercury enter your sign of Aquarius on the 20th (Sun) and 27th (Mercury). You'll likely want to come out from the shadows and into the spotlight. You may feel more vigorous and engage in many communications.
On the 23rd, Mars turns retrograde in Virgo. You may find you have issues come up related to other people's money - loans, debts, inheritances, taxes. If you're owed money, you may see something happen where you can't get it just yet; if you owe someone else money, you may see something happen where you can't pay them back right now. Get your financial ducks in a row before the retrograde starts.
The Full Moon on the 9th falls in Cancer, and it could bring the end of something you've been doing at work. Something could be brought out into the open at work. You may decide to end a nasty habit you've had for a while. The New Moon on the 23rd falls in your sign of Aquarius, and you may want to put yourself out there, feeling good and positive and like you have many opportunities out there (and you likely do!).
On the 8th, Mercury enters Capricorn, and you may feel more comfortable having conversations with your friends and in groups. You may engage in communications related to a cause. Venus enters Pisces on the 14th, your sign, and you may feel a little more pretty, a little more easygoing, and a little more romantic. It could be a great time to get a new haircut, some new clothes, and amp up your look. The Sun enters Aquarius on the 20th, and Mercury enters on the 27th, and at that point you may feel like retreating and spending more time alone. You may feel more comfortable by yourself or behind the scenes.
The Mars retrograde begins on the 23rd and occurs in your opposing sign, Virgo. You may find you're engaging in a lot of disagreements with people over every little thing. You may seem snappish, or other people may be towards you, especially those close to you. Anyone who you know doesn't like you may make it more obvious during this time. If you have any issues to work out with a partner or loved one, try to squeeze it in before this retrograde starts to avoid any major headaches.
The Full Moon on the 9th occurs in Cancer, and you may feel more creative or indulgent. If you've been working on a creative project, you may finish it now. If you're dating someone, the relationship could go to new heights, or you may decide to walk away. The New Moon on the 23rd occurs in Aquarius, and you may decide to get rid of something you've been holding on to for too long. You may feel the need to get rid of any unnecessary baggage and come to terms with some issues.
Mars turns retrograde in Virgo starting at 7:54PM ET on January 23rd. A planet is retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards from our vantage point here on Earth. Mars turns retrograde about once every two years, and it lasts for several months. Mars rules our energy and drive, so a Mars retrograde squashes that. We have less energy and less drive to get things done. You may have already been seeing the effects of Mars retrograde; when I was out yesterday, I noticed how so many people seemed lethargic and slow, so many had short tempers and little patience, and the roads were a nightmare. That’s typical of a Mars retrograde.
This Mars retrograde begins at 23 degrees of Virgo, and ends at 3 degrees of Virgo, occurring entirely in the zodiac sign of Virgo. Virgo rules our health, pets, daily habits, and work environment, so on a macro level, these will be the things that overall will be most impacted. On a micro level, for you personally, you need to look at the house(s) Mars will be retrograding through, and the things the house(s) rules will be impacted the most for you.
Dates to look out for most during this retrograde, when things will be the most difficult overall:
Jan 26th - 11:53PM ET: Mars opposes transit Moon - short tempers, overly emotional
Feb 2nd - 6:41PM ET: Mars opposes transit Venus - less energy/more arguments with loved ones
Feb 10th - 12:11AM ET: Mars conjunct transit Moon - short tempers, overly emotional
Feb 22nd - 9:24PM ET: Mars opposes transit Moon - short tempers, overly emotional
Feb 23rd - 6:25AM ET: Mars opposes transit Mercury - argumentative, problems with technology
Mar 3rd - 3:10PM ET: Mars opposes transit Sun - arguments, more accidents
Mar 7th - 6:28PM ET: Mars conjunct transit Moon - short tempers, overly emotional
Mar 14th - a big day to watch as Mars trines Venus (3:27AM ET), trines Jupiter (5:51AM ET), and trines Pluto (8:24PM ET) in a grand earth trine - may experience in a lull in the Mars madness
Mar 20th - 10:25AM ET: Mars opposes transit Moon - short tempers, overly emotional
Apr 3rd - 5:16PM ET: Mars conjunct transit Moon - short tempers, overly emotional
Apr 7th - 7:36PM ET: Mars squares transit Venus - less energy/more arguments with loved ones
Mars turns direct on April 13th at 11:53PM ET and at 3 degrees Virgo, which will be in orb square transit Neptune at 2 degrees Pisces. This aspect will be felt for the entire month of April, so overall, people’s energies may not seem very in tune at all, even after the direct. Unfocused, undirected, uncertain, scattered.
As always, if you have Mars retrograde in your natal or progressed chart, you’re exempt from the worst of its effects, and instead will feel this energy as incredibly natural to you. Just remember that while you may have Mars retrograde natally or progressed, that doesn’t mean everyone else you encounter will too, so you could still see problems brought on by others.
Let’s just hunker down and get through this one with as little fighting as possible folks!