This is a monthly horoscope column based on lunation (or moon) astrology. The moon has the greatest effect on people, so when we attempt to give you a little forewarning about upcoming events, without all the details of your birth, the moon gives us the best indicators.
When the MOON is VOID OF COURSE anything that you begin will not reach fulfillment. Here are the daylight hours this month when the moon is void of course: Feb. 1 from 11:32 a.m. to 3:21 p.m.; Feb. 6 from 11:13 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.; Feb. 11 from 11:27 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.: and Feb. 26 from 10:08 a.m. to 11:32 a.m.
Waning Periods: Feb. 18 - Mar. 4 begin with the full moon. It's a time of completion. In candle magic, it's known as the time of banishing.
Waxing Periods: Feb. 3-17 begin with the new moon. It's a time of new beginnings and fresh starts. In candle magic it's known as the time of gathering.
NEW MOON: Feb. 2 @ 6:31 p.m. in Aquarius. This waxing period focuses on new friendships, conversations, progressive ideas and inventions.
FULL MOON: Feb. 18 @ 0:36 a.m. in Leo. This waning period focuses on completing issues of love, children, personal investments, socializing and hobbies.
How to Use This Column: Because both your sun and moon sign are important, please read the sections for both of them. As you do, note that each section is broken into Insight & Picture. Insight:offers an Insight to what the planets may be trying to teach you during this period. Ponder it, and your consciousness should expand. Picture:is a broad picture of what may occur in your world during this period in time.
Aries: 3-17 Insight: Others mirror your ideas. Picture: You're filled with new ideas while listening to an eccentric friend. 18-Mar. 4 Insight:Wonder is the gift of the child within. Picture: Energy is high and opportunities abound for you to compete and win.
Taurus: 3-17Insight: Change is challenging when we focus on the past. Picture: New friends express revolutionary ideas that challenge you. 18-Mar. 4 Insight:A loved one's joy is a heartfelt reward. Picture:Someone you love challenges your comfort zone.
Gemini:3-17 Insight:A multitude of new ideas, like a buffet must be digested slowly. Picture: Opportunities seem limitless now. You receive sudden offers from unusual friends. 18-Mar. 4 Insight:There is unmatched joy when we have bypassed temptation. Picture:Through a party or networking, you can fulfill a passion.
Cancer:3-17 Insight: Stress is the result of unconscious choices. Picture: Friends help you reconsider how to enjoy family and still feel free. 18-Mar. 4 Insight:Bottled emotions cause pain, release them and find peace. Picture:You're frustrated when a loved one leaves or an investment matures.
Leo:3-17 Insight:When we love without strings, one's halo glows. Picture: Socializing now offers new passions, which may be a person, or a hobby. 18-Mar. 4 Insight:Sometimes responding with “Thank you.” is enough. Picture:You feel emotionally fulfilled when you finish a project for someone you love.
Virgo: 3-17 Insight: Criticism derails cooperation. Picture: You're stressed re-considering words spoken too quickly. 18-Mar. 4 Insight: Angels see us as children, they do not find fault with us, but pour love to lift us their level. Picture:You're frustrated by a loved one who is irresponsible.
Libra: 3-17 Insight:Wisdom knows it is not always necessary to speak. Picture: A new opportunity for friendship, love and unusual conversations. 18-Mar. 4 Insight: Childlike qualities of fearless honesty can serve you. Picture: Completing a creative engagement may lead to a commitment of love.
Scorpio: 3-17 Insight: Freedom has no ulterior motive. Picture: New friends challenge you with their spontaneity, honesty and independent life-styles. 18-Mar. 4 Insight:Hidden agendas preclude the light. Picture: Someone you love challenges you to stop trying to take control.
Sagittarius: 3-17 Insight: Your heart always hears the truth. Picture: A new friend expands your understanding of freedom. 18-Mar. 4Insight:Overindulging can forfeit long-term contentment for a moment's pleasure. Picture:Success completing a creative project opens opportunities for passion.
Capricorn: 3-17 Insight: Revolutionary ideas are the basis of all inventions. Picture: Progressive people annoy you with their new nonstop opinions. 18-Mar. 4 Insight: A greedy eye will often miss love. Picture:Honest examination of your ambitious socializing may save your heart.
Aquarius:3-17 Insight:To allow another to finish speaking honors both of you. Picture: You're focused on humanitarian ideas and new ways to cooperate. 18-Mar. 4 Insight: Prioritize to increase time. Picture:You struggle between being spontaneous or constantly dependable for someone you love.
Pisces: 3-17 Insight: The gift in change is seldom recognized until later. Picture: A feeling of instability frustrates you. Friends trying to fix you make it worse. 18-Mar. 4 Insight:Fulfilling love is always a conscious choice. Picture:A commitment to love requires an honest review of your less responsible behavior.
Aquarius, you're the opinionated humanitarians who carry around a soapbox to lecture to the world. You're spontaneous, innovative, rebellious, progressive, intuitive, driven by the need for freedom, original and detached. You can also be erratic, cold, dictatorial, egotistical, explosive, cunning and temperamental. You make many acquaintances but only have a few intimate friends. You have an innate desire to understand the universe and the reason behind everything. Filled with nervous energy, nature is your panacea. You debunk rules, love books and intellectual challenges. You're usually light years ahead of everyone else.
Occupations you excel in will give you some form of freedom. You could be an astrologer, astronomer, airline pilot or astronaut, an electrician, hypnotist, writer, master debater, ecologist, photographer, inventor, reformer, media personality, speaker or scientist.
Famous Aquarians include:
Abraham Lincoln, Charles Lindbergh, Thomas Edison, John Hancock, Charles Darwin, Galileo, James Dean, Charles Dickens, Geena Davis, Jules Verne, Mia Farrow, Horace Greeley, Richie Havens, Sam Cooke, Jeanne Moreau, John Forsythe, Nick Price, Etta James, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Dean Rusk, Ted Koppel, Tom Brokaw, William Henry Harrison, Jimmy Hoffa, John McEnroe, Melissa Manchester, Frederick The Great, Clark Gable, Farah Fawcett, Jennifer Aniston, James Joyce, Teller, Frances Bacon, John L. Lewis, Christopher Marlowe, William McKinley, Felix Mendelssohn, Thomas More, Wolfgang Mozart, Paul Newman, James Pike, Ronald Reagan, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Babe Ruth, Franz Schubert, Adlai Stevenson, Marion March, Ernie Kovacs, Oscar De La Hoya, Jeb Bush, John Grisham, Bill Mayer, Nick Carter, Sara Rue, Ana Ortiz, Billy Ocean, Taylor Lautner, Paris Hilton, & Eckhart Tolle.
Michele Avanti CAP, is a certified astrology professional, metaphysical minister, Reconnection practitioner and award winning author. For a personal consultation call: 541-863-6631 or visit AstrologyandMore.com or TalesofTamoor.com