Weekly Horoscopes Sunday, 1 March 2020 to Saturday, 7 March 2020

All Signs

As I write this, it is the first day of the Tibetan New Year. (Yes, we had Jan. 1; then the Chinese New Year, and perhaps other new years I don’t know about?) But this Tibetan New Year makes me think of beginnings and endings. There is an old poem: “The end of all rising is falling. The end of all saving is spending. The end of all meeting is parting. The end of all living is dying.”. True dat. However, we are also blessed with a myriad of possibilities in this window of time that is given to us to do so many things! A wise teacher once said: “Do not take lightly small good deeds, believing they can hardly help, for drops of water one by one, in time can fill a giant pot.”

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Once again, mixed signals from the celestial heavens are coming your way. The Sun and Retrograde Mercury want you to hide and play things low-key and work alone or behind the scenes. Meanwhile your ruler fiery Mars is at the top of your chart arousing your ambition as never before! However: “Now hear this!” “Now hear this!” This week, fair Venus moves into your Money House of earnings, cash flow and movable possessions. It will stay there for the next four weeks attracting money to you! Yes! It will promote financial transactions; and it will encourage you to buy beautiful things for yourself and loved ones. Oh wow! Shop till you drop! (Keep your receipts – and the box.)

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This continues to be a popular time for you, especially because old friends are back in your world again. In addition, you’re keen to travel or make travel plans. This same energy will also encourage you to make waves in publishing, the media, legal matters or something to do with medicine and higher education. However, the truly delightful news is this week fair Venus, your ruler, moves into your sign to stay for the next four weeks. This is a lovely blessing! It automatically makes you charming and diplomatic with everyone. You will enjoy socializing with others – no question. It also means that the next four weeks are an excellent time for you to buy wardrobe items for yourself. Go crazy!

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You are still high viz. and people still admire you more than usual! (Your bathroom mirror is covered in kisses.) Since this works in your favour, do what you can to advance your agenda. Make your pitch! Mercury Retrograde will allow you a second kick at the can, which means you might resurrect an idea that was once rejected before. Why not run it up the flagpole to see if anyone salutes? (Never hurts to try.) Disputes about shared property, money from the government, taxes, debt and anything you own jointly with someone else are still happening. However, this week, Venus changes signs and moves into a hidden part of your chart, which encourages secret love affairs. (And who loves an adoring peanut gallery more than you?)

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Despite delays and cancellations to travel plans, you still want to get outta Dodge, cuz you need a change of scenery. Do note that this particular Mercury Retrograde will help you finish papers, finish manuscripts and wrap up schoolwork or do research into the past. Meanwhile, fiery Mars is still opposite your sign, which can make you annoyed with others, especially those who are closest to you. Yes, this means that patience is your best ally. Meanwhile, this week, fair Venus changes signs and moves into your House of Friendship, which beautifully promotes your relations with others, especially creative, artistic types. “Did you bring the capes?”

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

You are still focused on taxes, debt, bills, inheritances, wills and shared property. Be glad that Mercury Retrograde is helping you wrap up loose details in these areas. Mars continues to boost your energy, which helps you to work hard. (This is another thing for which you can be grateful. Gratitude is a wonderful thing.) This week, Venus changes signs and moves to the top of your chart, which creates favourable circumstances for your professional life and your relations with authority figures, including parents. It makes others want your input or advice about artistic matters like design, layout, office redecorating or PR. Romance with a boss might begin!

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You still need more sleep. In addition, your focus on partners and close friends continues to be strong. Actually, this gives you a chance to more objectively see how you relate to others, which can be a learning experience for you. Meanwhile, fiery Mars continues to give you opportunities to party, enjoy sports events, be active with kids’ activities and explore vacations. All that fun stuff! However, this week Venus moves into a part of your chart that encourages travel for pleasure. This lovely influence will last for four weeks, so plan on escaping somewhere even if it’s for a long weekend. This same influence will encourage new romance with someone “different.”

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

You’re still busting your buns to work hard and improve your health. (You’re on a self-improvement kick, which is great.) Don’t be discouraged if your progress is slow because motivation is everything. Of course, Mercury Retrograde continues to cause silly errors, delays and mistakes in your work. (Embarrassing.) Mars will continue to stir up activity on the home front with visiting guests, renovations, home repairs and residential moves. You can handle this. This week, Venus begins to influence your finances and your sex life for the next four weeks. Venus will attract money, gifts, goodies and favours from others! It will also make your most intimate relations affectionate, passionate and memorable! (Sigh.) The stuff of movies.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

This week continues to be play city for you! Grab every chance to vacation. Accept invitations to party. Enjoy sports events and fun activities with kids. Romance is tops on your menu and many might be involved with an old flame. You have lots of energy to tackle your day-to-day world with short trips, increased reading and writing plus conversations with everyone. Meanwhile, this week, fair Venus moves opposite your sign where it will stay for the next four weeks bringing a lovely glow to your closest relationships. Yay! You will be able to express your affection more easily. It also helps you to clear up misunderstandings.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Home and family continue to be your main focus. Are there relatives still camped on your doorstep? If you want them to leave- thrust a vacuum in their hands. Meanwhile, you want to cocoon at home as well. (“I’m hiding!”) Regardless of what’s happening at home, you are working hard to boost your income because you are spending a lot right now. Yes, the cash is flowing! Fortunately, this week, fair Venus moves into your House of Employment, promoting everything to do with your job and your health. Relations with coworkers will be mutually supportive and caring. In fact, a work-related romance might develop for some. (“Garth?” “Marie?”)

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Fiery Mars in your sign still boosts your energy, making you more of a fighter for your own rights than usual. Mars also makes you work hard to further your own interests and assert yourself. It’s a busy time with short trips, errands, appointments, conversations with others plus increased reading and writing. Unfortunately, Mercury Retrograde is creating delays and goofy mistakes! (Red-faced you.) The good news is fair Venus will boost romance and fun stuff for the next four weeks. Relations with children will improve. Enjoy vacations! Spend time playing games and having fun. Finally, there’s no need to pretend to be what you are not.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Your focus on money, cash flow and earnings continues. In part, this is because Mercury Retrograde is stirring up old stuff as well as creating delays. (Cheques in the mail are late, that sort of thing.) Of course, the good news is that Mercury Retrograde will help you clear up old financial business. It might even help you go back and buy something that you wanted once before but lost your chance. Fiery Mars is still hiding in your chart, possibly stirring up trouble. (This placement can give strength to someone who does not have your best interests at heart. Watch your back.) The good news is that the next four weeks are the perfect time for redecorating projects and entertaining at home. Ditto for real-estate exploration.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

The Sun and Retrograde Mercury continue to be in your sign. The Sun attracts good things to you but Mercury Retrograde creates transportation delays, goofy mistakes and attracts old events and people from the past back into your world. But the upshot of it all is you can easily finish old business now. Yes! Use this! Mars continues to make you active with friends, especially in physical sports or competitively. This week, fair Venus will start to improve all your relations with siblings, relatives and neighbours in a lovely way and this benefit will last for the next four weeks! Venus will help you see the beauty of your daily surroundings and also just how much love there is in your daily world. Gosh. Lucky you!

Daily Horoscopes

Astrology for beginners: What’s it all mean? By Joanna C. Valente

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Most of us read our horoscopes at some point, skeptic or not. Most of us also only read our Sun sign horoscope, when in reality, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Our Sun sign is only one facet of our personalities (according to astrology). So, while I’m a Sagittarius, for instance, it’s just as important that my Moon is in Scorpio, and my Rising sign is in Virgo. (Yes, I’m hella intense and complicated.)

The point is, your Sun, Moon, and Rising signs are the trifecta you’ve always been looking for. While you should utilize and study your entire birth chart, along with where the planets align each month, to give a full picture, the trifecta (as I like to call it) is a good way to read your horoscope every month without short-changing yourself.

So, the right way to read your horoscope is simple – it just takes some basic knowledge of how astrology all works. Because there’s also more to astrology and horoscopes besides signs, like planets and houses. Read on to figure it all out.

1. check your moon, sun, and rising signs to get a more specific reading and analysis.

If you don’t know them, you can easily find out for free yourself online. So, for instance, even if you’re an Aries, which is a fire sign, you might actually be super chill because you have a lot of earth and water in your chart.

Here’s the breakdown:

Sun sign tells you the general themes in your life and how you are positioned to react (to things like break ups, for example).

Rising sign focuses on the timing of when things will happen (like a new job, relationship, etc).

Moon sign is all about your emotional inner self—your true self.

Clearly, you need all of these things to be a fuller version of you.

2. get with the elements and how they affect you.

There are four elements in the zodiac, which are split between the 12 signs.

What are they?

Fire Signs (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius) are known for being passionate, opinionated, and bold.

Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces) are sensitive and deeply intuitive, idealistic, and altruistic.

Air Signs (Gemini, Aquarius and Libra) are all about expression, being extroverted and fluid.

Earth Signs (Taurus, Capricorn and Virgo) are pragmatic, stubborn, logical, and practical.

3. know your houses.

What are houses, exactly? Well, it depends on the time of your birth. The house system is divided into 12 sections, and each tells you something different about yourself and your life. Your first house is determined by which constellation was rising on the eastern horizon at the moment you were born, and the rest follow suit. Where the signs fall in each house illustrates why you might be super ambitious or not, why you have a temper, why religion is important to you.

Here they are:

1. The First House = self-image

2. The Second House

READ MORE HERE:  http://www.lunalunamagazine.com/blog/astrology-for-beginners-whats-it-all-mean

The Magic of The Moon by magic

Although we all talk about the Moon, think about the Moon, look up at the Moon, the Moon still remains a mystery to us, it has been this way for aeons, and will be for aeons to come. Because of the mystery, the Moon holds a fascination for everyone, and who can help being riveted by the beauty of a full Moon and what the Moon can reveal. The light of the Moon seems to contain a magic all its own, yet something that we all wish to share in, the allure of the Moon has a place in our hearts, as it did in the hearts of our ancestors.

The Moon has connotations for many religions, and the word Moon comes from the Greek word meaning “measure”, there are many Christian celebrations with a connection to the Moon on specific dates. The ancient Egyptians discovered that although the Moon shape shifted with precision regularly, it did not provide an accurate measure of the seasons, and there was a miscalculation by several days.  The regularity of the Moon’s ability to shape shift was a way for ancient civilizations to be able to keep time, and the cycles of the Moon were the basis of the earliest calendars. Farmers needed to know when to plant and to harvest, merchants needed to know when to expect to have crops for sale. It was also necessary to have an accurate gauge of the season to be prepared for the annual flooding of the River Nile, none of which could take place without an accurate measure of time. The next calendar designed by the Egyptians was based on solar cycles, which gave them a more accurate measure of time.

There was an early awareness of the Moon’s connection to the oceans of the world and the cycles of nature, the Moon affects the creatures of the sea, many of which mate and spawn during particular cycles of the tides. Some fish are easier to catch during the full Moon, birds and animals are all affected during the phase of the full Moon, animals are more active at this time. Ancient civilizations used the Moon to predict weather patterns, and it was likely that this was thought to be magic. It is known today that tornadoes and hurricanes tend to occur during the phases of the New and the full Moon, more than any other time, and there is a tendency for more rainfall during the first quarter of the Waning Moon. The human pregnancy gestation period is calculated by lunar cycles.

Moon Folklore

There is the legend of the Moon Maiden who collects the wishes and dreams of all living creatures on earth, they are then dropped into a goblet and swirled together before they are sprinkled back on Earth and become dew. The German goddess Frigg is said to live on the Moon spinning the lives of mankind, while the Chinese goddess Ch’ang O stole the potion of immortality from her husband. She drank every drop and flew to the Moon to escape, she now lives there contentedly after being given refuge by the hare who resides on the Moon.

When building a wooden fence you want to last, lay the foundation and set the posts while the Moon is waning, then wait until the Moon’s horns point skyward, you may then

READ MORE HERE:  https://witcheslore.com/bookofshadows/witches-workshop/the-magic-of-the-moon/2499/

 

The Moon Signs – Part 3 of 3

The Moon moves through the twelve signs of the zodiac each month, spending about two and a half days in each sign and taking on the sign’s characteristics while there. Moon sign astrology is an ancient tradition and holds a significant place in folklore and magic. In addition to using the waxing and waning phases of the Moon in daily life, it is important to know which Moon signs can be helpful to the job at hand and which will work against you. Here is a description of how the Moon behaves in each of the twelve signs.

CAPRICORN

Capricorn is a cardinal earth sign dominated by the lesser master, Saturn. This is good planting and graphing time, but when the Moon is here everybody wants to be the boss, so hold back on the autocratic orders. This sign is a gateway to the land of magic and very powerful in obtaining what you need. In this Moon, you will find the crone and profound wisdom, so don’t let negativity and depression get you down, However, the Moon is not happy here and tends to be ruthless with other’s feelings. Try bending at the knee for a little humility.

AQUARIUS

Aquarius is a fixed air sign ruled by traditional Saturn and transpersonal Uranus. This Moon is happy working for the common good of all, so use this time for coven matters or working magic for others. Selfish independence is a problem with this imperial Moon, as personal magic can boomerang with scattered thinking. Garden chores should be limited to weeding and clean up. It’s ok now to dress a little weirdly and express your off-the-wall thoughts. Stay out of your in-line skates if you have weak ankles.

PISCES

Pisces is a feminine mutable water sign traditionally ruled by Jupiter and by the modern Neptune. Another very fertile sign, it is good planting all seeds. This is the Moon that rules magic itself, so it is very powerful for prophecy, dreams, and deep psychic work. Use it to explore past lives and all secrets; you can find things you’ve lost or mix potent ritual elixirs and perfumes. You don’t need to polish off the cooking sherry to make music and dance or find your spiritual roots. Avoid getting lost in the fantasy; keep your feet on the ground.

 

Copyright by K. D. Spitzer in Llewellyn’s 1999 Witches’ Datebook Pages 14-17

The Moon in the Signs – Part 1 of 3

The Moon moves through the twelve signs of the zodiac each month, spending about two and a half days in each sign and taking on the sign’s characteristics while there. Moon sign astrology is an ancient tradition and holds a significant place in folklore and magic. In addition to using the waxing and waning phases of the Moon in daily life, it is important to know which Moon signs can be helpful to the job at hand and which will work against you. Here is a description of how the Moon behaves in each of the twelve signs.

Aries

Aries is a cardinal fire sign that is ruled by the planet Mars. When the Moon is here, it is time for starting new ventures, particularly financial or medical. Don’t plant seeds for your garden, though. This Moon is about the self and the ego and anything ruled by Mars – knives, sharp things, strength, daring, courage, and lust. Use this moon for quick results, not for things that will drag out. People will be enthusiastic during this time, and also headstrong and rash. If you fall, you’ll land on your head.

Taurus

Taurus is a fixed earth sign that is ruled by Venus. The Moon exalted in Taurus which means that it is very happy here and can be used for anything associated with love the arts. Taurus is about values, possessions, money, fertility, and Mother Earth. This is a good time for gardening and anything requiring hard work and steady progress. People be cautious and protective of what they have. You’ll think your voice sounds especially lyrical in the shower now.

Gemini

Gemini is a mutable air sign ruled by the Mercury; it is also a dual sign, which means you can do two things at once, or perhaps not be able to make up your mind. You may feel restless and changeable, but it is also a good time to write, study, or communicate with your family. Be careful of what you say or ask for; you may mean it for only as long as it takes you to say it. Practice your sleight of hand or juggling, as your fingers are very nibble now.

Cancer

Cancer is a cardinal water sign and the home of the Moon herself. When the Moon is here, she is at her most powerful, so use her for working important magic and divination. This is the most fertile of signs, good for planting any seeds. The Moon rules the home, children, the emotions, cooking, eating, and all nurturing. Prepare your favorite comfort food, but don’t overeat! Do kitchen magic and be careful not to hurt anyone’s feelings.

Tomorrow we will cover Leo, Virgo, Libra, and Scorpio

Copyright by K. D. Spitzer in Llewelly’s Witches’ Datebook 1999 Pages 14 – 17