Forecast for Feb. 25 – Mar. 3, 2013

My 2013 astro-outlook is now available on mp3. 90 minutes, $40.

The weather outlook remains peculiar and outside our ordinary range of experience. The vague, weird, foggy, sometimes confusing, sometimes magical atmosphere of the past few weeks isn’t backing off. In fact, it may be actually feel more diffuse and hard to grasp or steer.

Venus, the planet that rules what we most value (relationships, money, talents, possessions) is joining five other bodies in the universal pool of Pisces (the Sun, Mercury, Mars, Neptune and Chiron). Venus is said to be exalted in this sign, which heightens artistry, softens hearts and encourages seeing the best in others — even when evidence suggests otherwise. Remember that as this shift plunges the archetype of the feminine (and of our heart) into a melting pot with the archetypes of the masculine (and of our drive), the trickster, the illusionist and the wounded healer.

Desires are entering the weird mix, and the addition has the potential to be both love-enhancing and painful. Let’s get the painful talk out of the way: Ancient heart wounds and deep-seated terrors are going into a bath, full of salts and tears and other substances. They promise a healing process, which might sting or worse, but the immersion could also, ultimately, lead to comfort and even resolution. Men are probably involved, or at minimum your masculine side. Stick with it and relief will be waiting on the other side. Or climb out of the bath, always an option; but it will be better for you in the long run to stay and soak.

On the more pleasant end, loving and creative vibes are in for a boost, too, especially when the two planets of love meet on Thursday and Friday. Moments are probable of all-encompassing connection with each other, nature, the divine and/or the vast mysteries of creation. Life could take on a chick-flick quality at times; other times might tempt you to pinch yourself to make sure you’re not dreaming.

In the middle ground, issues could pop up relating to sacrifice, taking a fall for others, carrying other people’s burdens/problems/you name it (what once went by the label co-dependency) and being an energetic sponge. With all of us in the water together, metaphorically, we are all susceptible to soaking up each other’s experiences, thoughts, emotions and energy.

Help for that is available from Monday’s Full Moon in Virgo, the sign with the greatest bent for discernment and healthy boundaries. While Full Moons run to the emotional, this one has an analytical bent that is bound to counterbalance so much energy in free-flowing water just now. If you feel judgmental (or judged) or critical (or criticized) or find yourself perseverating on flaws or negatives, look at your boundaries. Are they being crashed/ignored/washed away? Are you drowning in issues that belong to someone else? Listen to my talk with simple tools for disengaging and reclaiming your energy (it’s free), and read more in my Mooncast.

Don’t fear any of this. The weird environment is becoming more familiar. We’ve been in it long enough that we’re starting to find ways to coexist with it more comfortably.

A few pointers: Don’t push; float. Park your rational mind at the door; it’s best for driving and traveling these days and otherwise being second in command. Ask for guidance; go with your hunches. Remember that Mercury is retrograde and take extra care with travel, negotiations and other important communications. For more, get a refresher from my forecasts for the week of Feb. 18 and Feb. 11.

More’s in my extended weekly forecast, which includes day to day analyses. For another take on this week’s events, listen to my quickie podcast. Please give it five stars on iTunes! You can also get my podcast as an app for Android and Kindle Fire at Amazon and as an app for your iPhone, iPad or iPod! Apple product info under this week’s podcast.

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