New Moon of February 18, 2015: Make a Decision

February 13, 2015 at 2:33 am | Posted in 2013-Lunations, 2015, 2015-Lunations, Astrology, Events, Lunations, Predictions | 6 Comments
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The New Moon of February 18, 2015 is much simpler than more recent events such as the Mercury Retrograde of February 11last month’s new moon, or the Full Moon of February 3rd.  As with those patterns, we see an important decision.  Unlike those patterns, the situation has likely resolved itself into a single key decision, and you need to make it as decisively as possible and as close to the New Moon as possible (at 47 minutes after the hour adjusted for your individual time zone).  Ordinarily, we do not give precise times for a variety of reasons, but this event is clearly an exception to that.

We note, also, that this is the time of the Chinese New Year.  The official date is February 19th by most sources, but we note that it is this Aquarian New Moon that marks the beginning.

This is also Ash Wednesday, and that means the day before was Mardi Gras.  This time last year, we were wrestling with a grand cross.  For a grand cross where we said “things could go boom,” it was relatively quiet, except for hundreds of people being killed in Kiev.  I suppose that might be a noteworthy exception to “quiet.”  (And then there was that Craigslist killer.  Click for her chartBangkok had some unrest also.)  Is this year any better?  Only you can decide.  And this new moon focuses upon an important decision that you must make.

Prior to the New Moon, as with any new moon in general, you will want to clean house.  It is by removal and discarding that you will gain strength here.  And since both Sun and Moon immediately change sign into Pisces after this new moon, you will want to take your action and then rest.  (This may require physical relocation, hanging up the phone, or some other termination of communications.  TURN THE PHONE OFF at least for a few hours if not until tomorrow.)

Here is the chart with the Yod highlighted:

2015-02 February New Moon (Basic, Yod)

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Note that this Yod contains outer planets: Jupiter, Chiron, and Pluto.  Therefore, this is a longer term pattern and involves long term decisions.  This particular new moon is likely a “precipitating event” requiring action now but part of a bigger picture.  And while Yods usually do not particularly favor one path or the other, this one favors healing (Neptune, nearby) over death (Pluto, and further away).  The most important action at this time may be “changing the dressing on the wound.”

If you examine the Full Moon of February 3rd you will see that it has a focused Yod.  Some components of that Yod overlap with this one, and this emphasizes making a decision now if you did not decide then.  If you DID decide then, then you may have run into some obstacle, perhaps certain items or paperwork undone that needed to be revisited and completed (Mercury Retrograde).

If you “took care of business” and completed those items, you can now move forward with your decisive action (and you should).  The period between the Mercury Direct Station and this new moon should have given you ample time to clean up whatever mess needed to be cleaned up so that you can move forward.

In the New Moon of February 18th, you should find an opportunity, and the issues of the Mercury Retrograde are tied to it.  We see this in the formation of an “almost kite”:

2015-02 February New Moon (Basic, Kite Almost (1))

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As has been true for some time now, several overlapping Fire Grand Trines are also in play:

2015-02 February New Moon (Basic, Grand Trines)

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We note at least one of those grand trines contains Uranus and therefor interacts with the long term T-Square involving Uranus, Pluto and the Nodes (this contains Uranus Square Pluto):

2015-02 February New Moon (Basic, Uranus Pluto T)

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Here are the 5th harmonic aspects:

2015-02 February New Moon (Basic, 5th Harmonic)

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Here are the 7th harmonic:

2015-02 February New Moon (Basic, 7th Harmonic)

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I note a pattern here, similar to a Huber learning triangle, formed of Septile aspects, involving the North Node, Chiron, and Saturn.

Here is the Horary version of the chart, using Standard Aspects:

2015-02 February New Moon (Horary, Standard)

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Regarding the maps, the most important point in the Western Hemisphere for this new moon is the Yucatan Peninsula.  (It is important because of the precise alignment of the Sun and Moon.)

We present the map of Mexico:

2015-02-18 New Moon Map Mexico

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While we cannot say exactly what will happen there, we can say that it is likely important.  (Maybe a good place to celebrate the Chinese New Year, as long as you stay safe.)

Here is the map for the United States:

2015-02-18 New Moon Map US

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The two most interesting points in this map are (1) the Juno/Vesta crossing near Las Vegas, and (2) the Saturn / Neptune crossing about halfway between Atlanta, GA and Jacksonville, FL.

We note, also, that this Vesta line comes close to Portland, Oregon, bringing issues involving traditions and rituals into the public awareness at this time.  People who have ties to both Vegas and Portland will likely be particularly affected at this time.  Since Vesta CAN be tied to sex scandals, this might be one time when “what happens in Vegas” does NOT “stay in Vegas.”

Here is the map for Canada:

2015-02-18 New Moon Map Canada

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With a Sun Descendant (Sun setting) line nearby, we note that Winnipeg is once again marked as “interesting” by this new moon.

Here is the map for the United Kingdom:

2015-02-18 New Moon Map UK

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Mostly the UK is quiet EXCEPT for the Jupiter line through Ireland.  We note this is likely a sign of prosperity for Ireland, and it might even be a good time for someone to play the Lotto in Ireland.  Jupiter CAN bring big LOSSES, so watch out for that, too. (Do not do anything particularly unintelligent.  But, generally, Jupiter tends to bring prosperity.)

Here is the map for Europe.  We note that France, the Netherlands, and Norway are lit up by Sun and Moon lines.  That particularly highlights the need for housecleaning and an important decision for people living near said lines in these regions:

2015-02-18 New Moon Map Europe

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Here is a different version of the European map:

2015-02-18 New Moon Map Europe2

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Thanks to our recent visitors from Bulgaria and Estonia.  Unfortunately, our software does not have individual maps for your countries (maybe in a future version of Solar Maps?), so we have to use the “zoomed out” view of Europe to show your areas.

We have had an uptick in the number of visitors from Turkey, and so we will add a map that zooms in on that part of the world:

2015-02-18 New Moon Map Turkey

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We note that Venus and Mars lines run through this area, and both are late in Pisces.  We note that Mars is part of the “Almost Kite” mentioned earlier and may bring an opportunity to those who are prepared for it.  However, the window will not be open for long.  One serious risk for late Pisces is that of deception and criminality, so some may (wisely) choose to NOT engage in this “opportunity” if it is “too good to be true.”  In the end, only you can decide.  Venus does Quintile Pluto at this time, so we do expect some people to develop some rather ingenious ideas.  (Again, some of them may be criminal.)

Here is the map for Australia and New Zealand:

2015-02-18 New Moon Map AUS-NZ

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The Pluto Line, and nearby Ceres line, particularly stand out.  We also note the Node line coming near Adelaide, and the Astraea line near Hobart in Tasmania.  In addition to the Pluto and Ceres lines crossing the corridor between Adelaide and Melbourne, so does a Uranus line.  Any transportation (or possibly communications) between these two areas could be subject to some disruptions or need for upgrades.

Here is the map for India:

2015-02-18 New Moon Map India

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Here are the maps for Southeast Asia:

2015-02-18 New Moon Map SE Asia

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…and…

2015-02-18 New Moon Map SE Asia 2

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Here are the maps for Africa and South Africa:

2015-02-18 New Moon Map Africa

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2015-02-18 New Moon Map Africa-South

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I should note at this point that, to some degree, the order in which I post maps is related to my readership.  The United States always brings the most traffic, followed by Canada and the UK (the islands not the empire) vying for second place, then India and Australia vying for third and fourth. Sometimes Australia will top either the UK or Canada.  Usually everyone else follows.  The rankings may vary sometimes, but it is always the U.S. first, with the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and India rounding out the top five.  Recently, though, I have seen additional traffic from Bulgaria, Estonia, Singapore, and South Africa.  (So, I have added maps, to the degree that my software supports it, to provide support for those visitors.)

Here are a few more new moon sites related to this new moon:

Thanks to Lona and Jude for stopping by to visit!  We also like this little piece by Jude.

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Mercury Direct Station February 11, 2015

February 9, 2015 at 4:01 am | Posted in 2015, 2015-Lunations, Astrology, Lunations, Patterns, Retrogrades | 7 Comments
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No doubt some of you are wondering about the details of the Mercury Direct Station of February 11, 2015.  We have much to say about it because a number of patterns are in play, and the maps are interesting.  We start with twin yods that tell us that each of us, both collectively and individually, have TWO distinctly different decisions facing us as Mercury turns direct.  Here is that chart:

2015-02-Mercury-Direct-Yods (Basic)

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In astrology, “two” sometimes means “two or more.”  So, you may have a series of important decisions.  One of these focuses on trust issues, and may focus on your spouse, partner, or another important significant other (Juno at apex).  The other decision involves health and healthcare (Hygeia at apex).  While these two COULD be linked, for the majority of people we are talking about independent decisions.  The Juno (trust) decision is between Venus (usually prosperity but sometimes becoming a bit stuck) and Ceres (more risky and possibly austerity).  The Hygeia decision is between Mercury (communication and transportation, but STANDING STILL) and Saturn (hard lessons but strength when those lessons are finished).

A Hele, Rosetta, and a Square Key are in play.  (Not entirely surprising given the patterns of the past few days.  However, THIS Hele and THIS Square Key are different from the previous ones.  New variants of old dramas?)

The Hele represents a polarizing influence, and people can distinctly take sides; they will tend to be intractable (as we expect from a Hele), but the Rosetta shows a (different) conflict in which the issues are not so clear cut or organized.  In that case, some people may defect and move “to the other side.”  The Square Key oddly ties these conflicts together when they might otherwise be unrelated.  Here is each chart, beginning with the Hele, then the Rosetta, and then the Square Key:

2015-02-Mercury-Direct-Hele (Basic)

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2015-02-Mercury-Direct-Rosetta (Basic)

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2015-02-Mercury-Direct-SquareKey (Basic)

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Important to note is that the MOON is contained in ALL of these three patterns.  This is another signal that some of the forward motion on certain issues may not really begin until the New Moon of February 18th, about a week away.  (Nine days after that, on February 27th, we perfect the Jupiter Quincunx Pluto again.  This will heighten any sense of agitation that we must “do something”‘ yet we cannot quite obtain the solution we seek.  We suspect that a more radical transformation (Pluto) may be necessary.  This particularly applies issues involving politics (Jupiter in Leo) and Economics (Pluto in Capricorn).)

Next, we show a chart of Mercury and all its aspects with other planets.  We note that Venus, Pluto, Ceres, and Astraea are excluded.  The remainder are in some kind of aspect (some higher order).

2015-02-Mercury-Direct-MercuryAspects (Basic)

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For those interested in seeing all of the aspects in play, this chart may be most useful:

2015-02-Mercury-Direct-AllAspects+Grid

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Here are the maps:  We start with the United States, Canada, and Mexico:

2015-02-Mercury-Direct-US-Map

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This is an unusually complex map (for the U.S.).  The Jupiter / Saturn crossing at San Francisco activates that city AGAIN.  While we cannot say precisely what this means, it almost certainly relates to finances and probably has some kind of impact on Wall Street in NYC.  We see a Sun line cross Idaho, Nevada, and the portion of California roughly midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco.  (Sun lines are usually benevolent.)  Neptune and Chiron lines cross at the “Four Corners,” and they tell us this region needs some kind of “healing.”

Venus and Mars ascendant lines light up the midwest, from North Dakota to Texas.  What do these two mean together?  In more literal translations they mean “sex” (Mars) and “love” (Venus) or arguably the male (Mars) and female (Venus) principles.  In more practical day to day terms, we think people in this region will be ready to move forward on some key issue even more than others at this time of doing precisely that (moving forward).

Chicago is located midway between a Uranus and North Node line (that travels from Wisconsin to the “panhandle” of Eastern Florida.  Expect surprises if you live in this region, and be aware that you can obtain some brilliant insights at this time.  As an aside, I would not be surprised to learn that the Powerball winners for the big jackpot at this time (half a billion USD) live somewhere near these lines.

Pluto, Ceres, and Astraea lines light up the eastern portion of the U.S., especially Pittsburg/Youngstown OH, West Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia.  Turmoil and conflict leading to major changes may arise in these regions.

We do not duplicate these explanations for Canada or Mexico since they are easily extended to those maps:

2015-02-Mercury-Direct-Canada-Map

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Well, maybe we will note four: (1) the Jupiter line (usually benevolent but always an amplifier) touches Calgary, (2) Vancouver is affected by the Saturn line (the same one that touches San Francisco), (3) the Mars Ascendant line comes quite close to Winnipeg, and (4) the Pluto and Ceres lines affect the region due west of Toronto.

2015-02-Mercury-Direct-Mexico-Map

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Monterrey has the Mars line nearby (possibly indicating more unrest); Guadalajara (Venus line) is a better pick if you are taking a short vacation to Mexico at this time.

Here is the map of the UK:

2015-02-Mercury-Direct-UK-Map

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The Pallas line (warrior intelligence, a line of focused insight) touches the center of Ireland, from Derry to Cork.  This line picks up a far edge of Scotland also.  Aberdeen is touched by a Mercury line (and given that Mercury is stationary in this chart we assume this could mean communication or transportation problems possibly followed by insightful solutions).  Much of the UK appears unaffected, but we suspect that if we drew a “midpoint line” involving Pallas and Mercury that the UK would light up.  (What does that mean?  Some initial problems in transportation or communication or both followed possibly by some ingenious insights.)

We zoom out to the Europe map:

2015-02-Mercury-Direct-Europe-Map

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The Mercury line that touches Aberdeen affects much of Western Europe, as does a corresponding Vesta line.  We see Uranus crossing near the French / Swiss border and would not be surprised to hear of either (1) a breakthrough at the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) or (2) some kind of accident or even (3) both.  An Astraea Midheaven line comes near Munich (Munchen) and signifies that issues of bringing criminals to justice may come into the spotlight.  The Vesta line that touches Aberdeen also touches Frankfurt.  The Jupiter Ascendant line brings prospectives of a newfound prosperity to Warsaw and strength to Poland as well as Bucharest and Romania.

Here is the map for Scandinavia:

2015-02-Mercury-Direct-Scandinavia-Map

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The Node line (karma) touches Stavanger in Norway bringing the idea of “reaping what you sow.”  Metaphorically, the “good little boys and girls” should do well while the bad ones will receive “ashes and switches.”  A Uranus line touches Norway as well, bringing surprises in the form of accidents, insights, or both.  (“Watson, come here.”)  Sweden is touched by Jupiter (same as Poland) and Sun lines, Stockholm is midway between them, and this tends to signal prosperity for this region.  (Spring may start early?)

Here is the map for Australia and New Zealand:

2015-02-Mercury-Direct-AUS-NZ-Map

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We see a crossing of Saturn and Jupiter lines (similar to San Francisco) at the southern cost.  Not TOO far from Perth we see an IC Mercury line, and this could indicate communications or transportations difficulties in this reason.  Being an IC line (“the grave”), this could result in significant loss of life.  The Jupiter line touches Alice Springs, but most of the rest of the region is quiet.  (Except for the Mars line touching southern New Zealand.)

At this point, we present maps for India, Japan, and SE Asia without comment.  (Until we can add a further update.)

2015-02-Mercury-Direct-India-Map

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India and the surrounding region is a bit complex.  The Mars descendant line pierces the middle of the country, running North to South and coming near a number of the most populous regions.  People may feel the need to “get things done,” athletes may have breakthroughs, and some conflicts (including physical ones) may emerge.  Pallas and Venus affect Surat, Ahmadabad, and Bombay, bringing the prospect of the successful implementation of breakthrough ideas that bring prosperity to these areas.  Kabul in Afghanistan has the Chiron Descendant line nearby, signaling the possibility of a desperately needed healing of relationships.

2015-02-Mercury-Direct-Japan-Map

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The Jupiter Midheaven (MC) line brings prosperity to southern Japan (particularly the region between Hiroshima and Kyoto/Osaka).  A Sun / Moon crossing near Tokyo signals the same thing, though not as strong as southern Japan.  Japan is about to move into better, and stronger, times.

2015-02-Mercury-Direct-SE-Asia-Map

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We end with a map of the region of Southeast Asia and note, as we typically do, that this is a complex map.  Consequently, we will leave the interpretation open.  (Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore have FIVE lines running through them! These are “interesting” times.)  Here is a map of Malaysia and the surrounding region:

2015-02-Mercury-Direct-KualaLumpur-Map

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A relocated chart to Kuala Lumpur looks like this:

2015-02-Mercury-Direct-KualaLumpur-Chart

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We note Pluto on the IC (bottom of the chart, “the grave”) and Astraea on the descendant.

Other sources of information:

For those who are interested in Midpoint Trees (Cosmobiology), we offer that here:

2015-02-Mercury-Direct-MidpointTrees

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Hele of February 7, 2015

February 6, 2015 at 5:08 pm | Posted in 2015, 2015-Lunations, Astrology, Lunations, Patterns | 5 Comments
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A Hele dominates the sky, continuing to be a polarizing influence, over the course of February 7, 8, & 9.  Expect some squabbles during this time, and people becoming intractable in their positions.  Here is the chart for the beginning of the Hele:

Hele 2015-02-07 (Start, Beginners)

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Here is an animation of the Hele during this period (SF8 with “Horary” page):

After the Hele, on February 10th, a Square Key comes on board (the day before Mercury turns Direct):

Square Key of 2015-02-10 (Start, Beginners Page)

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We expect “things” to become interesting after the Mercury Direct Station, and even more so after the New Moon of February 2015.

University of South Carolina Shootings (USC) February 2015

February 6, 2015 at 1:02 am | Posted in 2015, 2015-Lunations, Astrology, BadDays, Events, Lunations, Patterns | Comments Off on University of South Carolina Shootings (USC) February 2015
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What catches our eye about this event (and we are using 1 PM based on news reports, so accuracy might be in question by a few minutes), is the Hele that is in play.  As we have mentioned before, the Hele tends to be a polarizing pattern that splits people into opposing groups who have difficulty coming to agreement:

USC Shootins (Basic, Hele)

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While probably not as unforgiving as a Capricorn Moon, Virgo moons tend to focus on details and sometimes ignore the “bigger picture.”  This can be infuriating to some people.  Moon opposite Neptune (delusions, drugs, and alcohol; also victims, martyrs, and the downtrodden) is almost exact here.

We note, also, (and oddly!) a kite here.  Someone missed an opportunity, unless you consider the shooting itself to be an “opportunity.”  This kite contains a grand fire trine, and that can fuel emotions (and possibly tempers).

USC Shootins (Basic, Fire Kite)

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We note that the South Node is part of the Grand Trine, and that is about “taking the easy way out.”  Pallas (the warrior asteroid), and Jupiter (the great amplifier that makes everything larger and sometimes blows some things “out of proportion” complete the grand trine).  The kite is completed by an Aquarian Sun in the process of perfecting an opposition to Jupiter.

We also note a number of T-Squares in play (along with the anxiety and conflict that they bring):

USC Shootins (Basic, T-Squares)

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We suspect that the precipitating event was a bit earlier, probably about 12:30 PM EST (or maybe slightly later), when Saturn was angular and on the 7th house cusp.

USC Shootins (Basic, Saturn Angular)

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Of course, Saturn is anathema to the 7th house of relationships (and open enemies).  We see a Saturn / North Node (Karma) triseptile (one of the karmic aspects) along with a square to the Moon and inconjunct with Hygeia (healthcare, and this shooting happened in the healthcare department).

While we do see some “fate” in this chart, we suspect that the parties involved had some choice.  The chart even indicated an “opportunity” here for someone willing step away from the situation and look for it.  (And, with other people in other locales, that exact thing may have happened.  That is, any person in a desperate situation similar to that of the shooter found away to gain advantage in a different (non-violent) manner just by pausing long enough to see it.  Then, an explosive reaction was no longer necessary and no “event” occurred.)

Full Moon of February 2015

January 23, 2015 at 3:40 pm | Posted in 2015, 2015-Lunations, Astrology, Lunations | 9 Comments
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The astrology chart of the full moon of February 2015 has several interesting patterns.

Top of the list is the focused yod:

2015-02 February Full Moon Focused Yod (Basic)

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(Some of you might recall that we had a “focused yod” in December of 2012.)  We note that the focal point of the yod is the Moon with the Sun in direct opposition (i.e. it is a full moon).  One leg ends in Chiron (the wounded healer) and the other leg ends in Pluto (death and radical transformation).  Remember, one leg of a yod is not necessarily “better” than the other, and we are typically dissatisfied with the choice we made in hindsight.  The wounded healer might sound better than death, but a lingering misery may not be preferable to a quick end.  We will all have to make choices at this time, and do remember that “choosing not to choose” is a choice itself.  (It is the choice to abdicate.)

We note that the decisions we face now, especially if we failed to decide or to act earlier, may be followups on earlier events.  For example, some of the decisions faced now may be predicated on events that occurred circa December 3/4 of 2014 or November 29, 2014 or both.  And, as we have said before, this is likely part of the playing out of a larger pattern that we called “The Grand Yod of 2014.”  If you failed to decide then, then you almost certainly must decide now.  (Mercury retrograde emphasizes that.)

This is an important time to avoid decision fatigue and concentrate your efforts on the most important ones.

Here is the unfiltered FM chart, set in Plano:

2015-02 February Full Moon

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The exact time will vary based on your time zone.  (Click here if that link does not work.)  To see a Moon Phases Calendar for February 2015, click here.  Here is the New Moon from two weeks ago, the Full Moon of January 2015 from last month, and the Full Moon of February 2014 from a year ago.

And here is the U.S. map:

2015-02 February Full Moon (US Map)

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From Miami, FL to Portland, ME, this will be one spectacular moonrise at the shore of the ocean.  We think that the best place to be will be Florida with Moon, Jupiter, and Sun lines in play there.  (These same lines also pick up Georgia and the southern edge of South Carolina.)

For many living in these areas, this will be a GREAT night to sneak out for a romantic date.  If you do not go to Miami for their celebration later that weekend (after the FM) on February 6th, you might try the beginning of Mardi Gras in New Orleans.  Mobile is a possibility as well.

Note that the coast of California, including San Francisco, is affected by a Pluto line.  Here is the same chart with the focused yod at the time of the Full Moon of February 2015, but set in San Francisco:

2015-02 February Full Moon (San Francisco Focused Yod)

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We note that this is a highly activated chart by showing the Pluto + North Node + Astraea / Uranus / Sode Node “T-Square.”  (aka “You can run but you cannot hide.”)  We also note that Uranus opposed (or will oppose, depending on when you are reading this) North Node on January 31st per this source.

2015-02 February Full Moon (San Francisco squares)

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This is integral to the ongoing Uranus/Pluto square.  (Warning: casual readers may find the following video to be a bit “technical” and requiring a bit of thought to digest.)

Here is the map of California for the Full Moon of February 2015:

2015-02 February Full Moon (California Map)

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The United States (and North America) is quite activated by the FM.  We also choose to present a map of Tennessee.  We note that Sun and Juno lines are lighting up Middle Tennessee, and Moon and Jupiter lines are lighting up Eastern Tennessee.

2015-02 February Full Moon (TN Map)

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Kentucky, Alabama, and Georgia are also affected by these lines as well as states to both the north and south.

Other interesting patterns are present in this FM.  One is a Mystic Rectangle (if you allow the nodes).  Sun, Moon, Uranus, Astraea, and the nodes are part of this pattern:

2015-02 February Full Moon Mystic Rectangle (Basic)

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Any locale (such as Tennessee) that has the Sun or Moon lines in play (or Uranus or Astraea) has the energy of this Mystic Rectangle pattern affecting it as well.

In addition to the Focused Yod discussed earlier, other Yods (two overlapping ones) are present in the Full Moon of February 2015.  Here is that version of the chart:

2015-02 February Full Moon Yods (Basic)

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Here is the map for Europe and the UK:

2015-02 February Full Moon (Europe Map)

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The United Kingdom is mostly unaffected, but oil rigs and other operations in the sea west of Ireland need to be extra careful at this time (Uranus / Node lines).

And we zoom in for the map of France:

2015-02 February Full Moon (France Map)

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Noting the Vesta IC (bottom of the chart) line through Amsterdam and Lyon, we provide a chart set in Amsterdam and highlighting the Yods in the chart (Vesta is part of one of the Yods):

2015-02 February Full Moon (Amsterdam, Vesta line Yod)

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Here is the map for Scandinavia:

2015-02 February Full Moon (Scandanavia Map)

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Another pattern in play in this full moon is a kite involving Sun, Moon, Uranus, and Pallas:

2015-02 February Full Moon Kite (Basic)

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Mid August Leos and early February Aquarians will particularly feel the kite, likely having at least one good opportunity opening.  Early December Sagittarians and Early April Aries will also see a similar window, though through a different lens and maybe a bit quirky for them.  The fact that the Kite and the Focused Yod overlay each other (a) forms a larger pattern that (b) incorporates Pisceans and Capricorns into the mix.

We should note here that when we make a statement such as “Mid August Leos and early February Aquarians” we do not mean strictly the Sun.  This could be your Moon, Mercury, or Venus, or it could be other planets you have in the relevant locations.  To really know, you have to check your chart.  If you do not have one, a good place to get a basic one is here.  Indeed, Astrolabe is a good source of astrology software.

However, chances are good that if you are Leo / Aquarius / Aries / Sadge that you will be presented alternatives by Pisces and Capricorn (as described earlier: Pisces is the “wounded healer” alternative and Capricorn is the “death” or “radical transformation” alternative).  That is, you will be given a choice between trying to keep the status quo and limping along with what might be band-aid fixes or taking a radical leap and jumping from the frying pan into the fire.  Needless to say, when you look back on this choice you will always wonder “what if” I had taken the other choice.

But, again, with a bit of ingenuity you can find a remarkable opportunity at the time of this FM.  And note, also, that ANOTHER kite is present involving the Nodes.  So, a second opportunity is present though not as strong as the first.  We do note that the two kites are connected not only via their overlapping Grand Trines but also via the Mystic Rectangle mentioned earlier.  So, BOTH opportunities MIGHT be available.  (Indeed, sometimes in astrology two patterns really means “two or more.”)

If you must choose, then choose wisely.

And, please do note that, due to Mercury Retrograde in this chart, you may not be able to FULLY launch until the New Moon of February 18th.  But, you can make preparations for that launch now, and make the decision of which path to travel: try to repair what may or may not be currently working or “jump ship” into something radically different.  (You cannot have it both ways.)

Astrology King offers this interesting way to view the chart as well as alternative interpretations.

If you would like to know more about planetary retrogrades in 2015, then try this.

Here are the maps for Southeast Asia and India, in that order:

2015-02 February Full Moon (SE Asia Map)

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2015-02 February Full Moon (India Map)

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We note that western India and northeastern Pakistan are affected by Uranus / Node / Astraea lines that have been discussed elsewhere.  Since these are IC lines, this likely means either one of two things (or both): (1) conflicts emerge or (2) a winter storm with enough impact to lead people to stay home and stay inside.  Eastern India has a Pluto line, and we could see conflict there as well.  A Ceres line also affects this region, so supply chains, particularly with regard to food, may be disrupted.  These lines do not touch Sri Lanka, unlike the Juno line of the recent past New Moon.  So, maybe by now, whatever “trust issues” may have been affecting Colombo have passed and all is well.

Here is the map for the Middle East:

2015-02 February Full Moon (Middle East Map)

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Here is the map for Australia and New Zealand:

2015-02 February Full Moon (Aus-NZ Map)

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Broome has a Saturn line “nearby” and may experience more strife and austerity than usual.  A Hygeia IC line (bottom of the chart) affects Brisbane and Newcastle and, to a lesser degree, Sydney.  (Generally, the easternmost coast is affected.)  This tells us of possible healthcare issues such as a summer cold outbreak or something similar.  New Caledonia has a Pluto / Astraea line on it, possibly causing some kind of strong upset that leads to legal action.

Canada has a Vesta line through Calgary which is similar to the one affecting Amsterdam.  However, the Amsterdam line affects home, the grave, and endings whereas the Calgary line affects marriages, relationships, and “open enemies.”

Particularly interesting is the triple crossing of lines on the U.S. side of Lake Superior (probably right on the shore) but affecting southern Ontario as well as parts of northern Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota.  The Moon, Juno, and Jupiter all meet, and it sounds like a great story for a soap opera or maybe a murder mystery.  We have the faithful wife (Juno), the philandering husband (Jupiter), and “the other woman,” the Moon.  They all meet on the shore of Lake Superior for a full moon rendezvous.  Let’s see how THAT plays out.

2015-02 February Full Moon (Canada Map, Modified)

MIght be similar to the Snow Moon of 2013 in that region.

Finally, we present the chart filtered for 5th harmonic aspects.  (These are the aspects that support creativity and brainstorming.  They indicate areas where breakthrough thinking might be possible.)

2015-02 February Full Moon (5th Harmonic, Basic)

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