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Astro-Weather: Week of Feb. 23-March 1, 2011
By Guy Spiro
Wednesday, Feb. 23—Yesterday’s major energy for initiating projects and positive changes along the lines of spirituality will remain with us through today. Those involved in these kinds of things will want to make good use of it and, it is hoped, have been using it well since last Sunday. Aside from major energy, a brief period of erratic irritability may occur in the mid-predawn, but this will pass quickly, if it’s noticed at all. Take a communicative and disciplined approach, and pay attention to relationships in the early through mid-morning. Some exaggerated emotional responses and coercive attitudes may arise in the late afternoon, but these should not amount to much, and good moods should follow shortly after. Relax, and enjoy the company of those you care about through the evening. The later evening through the late night is open.
Thursday, Feb. 24—Be aware of two major energies today. The first is of the cautionary persuasion, and you will want to deal carefully with it. This energy easily leads to people running into restrictions and frustrations. Many will want to get on with things and seem to have the wherewithal for accomplishment, but other realities will tend to intrude and impede. This is not the strongest form of this energy, but foolish acting out can still bring harsher and longer lasting consequences than at other times. The second is very good for looking within, coming to greater self-understanding and initiating positive changes. A short moon void of course period occurs this morning, running from 5:14 until 6:45, when the moon enters Sagittarius. At that point, the energy will shift, and general moods tend to become more expansive and open to a wider range of ideas. Minor energies are mixed, at best. Watch the late afternoon in particular for the potential for some very bad moods. Good choices can result in good times, but between the cautionary major energy and the wrong choices, there can be some spectacular blow-ups. Don’t be involved, and don’t get dragged in or splashed by those who are.
Friday, Feb. 25—High energy from yesterday will tend to linger through today. Make good use of the positive, and let the cautionary fade out without your involvement. Four more major energies arise today. They are all related to yesterday’s positive energy, and extend and greatly amplify it. Light will be shed on things normally kept hidden and under the surface, but not in a threatening way for most people. This will mostly be about illumination, greater understanding on many levels and making positive changes on deep levels in big ways. Some very interesting headlines may occur as changes in the outer world continue to swing toward greater liberality and enlightenment. Think, communicate, teach, learn and grow. This is very much a go-for-it day, and it will be a tremendous social Friday night. Have a great time.
Saturday, Feb. 26—High energy from yesterday will remain very much with us through today. Reread and apply well. Make the best possible use of it. Late Friday-night social scenes will likely be very positively energized well into today’s predawn. Have a great time. Good moods should run strongly through most of the morning. Some minor erratic emotional responses may occur into the midday, but these will pass quickly. Do be aware of a short moon void of course period this afternoon from 12:09 until 1:32, when the moon enters Capricorn. At that point, the energy will shift, and general moods tend to become more down to earth and concerned with accomplishment. The rest of the afternoon is open, and good moods return through the evening. This should be a fun social Saturday night for most of us.
Sunday, Feb. 27—Late Saturday-night social scenes will be highly energized well into today’s predawn. It may not be as high energy as last night, but is still worth going for. Some emotional overreactions may arise in the mid-predawn, but good moods follow for the really late-night crowd. Good moods continue through the morning, so the early risers get in on this as well. Some minor spaciness may occur in the mid to late afternoon, but this is likely to come and go with little notice. Do watch for some potential for hard attitudes into the later evening. Don’t let silliness spoil the end of what should be a nice day for most people.
Monday, Feb. 28—Be aware of three major energies today. Two of the three argue for a three-day weekend. The first is very good for taking relationships and artistic matters to more spiritual levels. It is also positive social energy, and that is, of course, what many will do with it. The second and third peak tomorrow morning, but come into focus through today. The second is good for looking within, coming to greater self-understanding and making positive changes. The third is high social energy and is great for fun, stimulating and unusual activities. Plan something you’ve wanted to do but never taken the opportunity to. Go off the beaten path for a change. Minor energies are of little help through most of the day, and good choices will be needed to get the most out of it. Moods will improve through the evening and the late night. Do be aware of a short moon void of course period tonight from 10:03 until 11:14 when the moon enters Aquarius. At that point, the energy will shift, and general moods tend to become more independent and free-thinking. Have fun tonight, but try to avoid making commitments through the void of course.
Tuesday, March 1—High positive energy from yesterday will remain with us through today. Reread and make good use of it. Be aware of three more major energies. The first throws a curveball at the above. This energy can bring problems to relationships where people not only don’t make an effort to get along, but some go looking for trouble. Don’t let discussions turn into arguments. The second indicates a general shift in relationship energy and artistic matters toward a more independent and free-thinking mode. This is Venus entering Aquarius, where it remains until the 27th when it enters Pisces. The third peaks tomorrow morning, but comes into focus through today. Read ahead and apply carefully. It is in bad combination with today’s cautionary energy. Aside from major energies, minor energies are more positive than otherwise. Make the right choices, and good moods are more than available. Make the wrong ones…
Guy Spiro, editor of the Monthly Aspectarian magazine and Astro-Weather (lightworks.com), has been a professional astrologer, astrology teacher and Tarot reader for 30 years. Visit http://www.guyspiro.com/Untitled-5.html for more information. The monthly Astro-Weather overview is available online at rockrivertimes.com.
From the Feb. 23-March 1, 2011, issue