Friday – Sunday
Moon in Cancer trine Mars in Scoprio
Aspect duration: Friday noon to later afternoon and evening
Aspect strength: weak, transient and minor aspect
This Friday Moon still lingers on in Cancer. We are more emotionally sensitive in need of love, affection, care and nurture. Emotional attachment to things and people is more noticeably present and expressed. Nostalgia, remembering good old times is also very common with this placement. Home, family, people and places that give the feeling of belonging are important to us. They might be a memory we fondly relive in our minds and hearts, they might represent our current present, or they might be the subject of our dreams, yearnings and fantasies. With Mars in Scorpio our emotions will fuel up our passions and motivation, during this Friday and will influence the way we act, express ourselves and assert. Mars/Moon is an intensely charged combination but this time they form a rather harmonious trine which is a benevolent and a minor aspect. This influence should make us more passionate, emotionally stable but intense and above all determined. Self assertion comes with the feeling that our hearts and our drives for action speak as one.
This aspect will affect Cancers, Scorpios and people with strong water sign energies.
Sun in Pisces
Aspect duration: 19.2. – 21.3. 2016
Aspect strength: monthly transit
The sun shifts to Pisces, the realm of Neptune, ruler of the oceans. Confusion, obscurity, dreaminess and dreams, naivety, empathy, martyrdom, healing and healing professions, intuition, imagination, artistic expression and inspiration. These are the things that fall in the domain of Pisces. There is a very good reason why the Pisces are probably the most representative sign of the water element. All these things listed above we can connect or relate to the concept of water. The murkiness, unclarity and obscurity of the deep blue, where the light does not reach, we often connect with our subconscious emotional sphere, a thing, we humans often find difficult to grasp, understand and to control. And yet the unknown inspires our imagination, our dreams, our art. Then there are healing properties of water, being the source of life and all that. 🙂
During the Sun’s transit in Pisces we will deal with all themes and subjects listed above. Our source of life’s energy and our true self expression will adapt to the energy pattern of Pisces. Since Pisces are the sign that does not recognize boundaries, structure, but favors the unknown, the limitless, incomprehensible and unimaginable, expressing one’s ego and individuality is in a way difficult per se. Ego puts up very clear boundaries that define our individuality. This is us and that is the world. Pisces energy blurs the distinction between our own individual self and everything else that exists in the universe. This kind of influence creates problems in establishing one’s identity or sense of self but also contributes to greater emotional awareness of the world around you, boosting your empathy and intuition.
We will all deal with this influence in our own ways, to some it will cause more problems than to others. It all depends on how well we deal with some of the things mentioned above. So all in all greater sensitivity to the people and the world around you is present. We tend to be more gentle hearted. We deal more with issues of empathy and compassion, with the issue of letting go of our ego’s self interest and paying more attention to the needs of others and to the well being of the world in general. The concept of wholeness, the idea that everything is connected is something Pisces is very much into. Naivety or general confusion is common when it comes to self expressing ourselves or dealing with others. Misunderstandings are possible. inspiration, insight and awareness might come from all walks of life. Greater connection with our subconscious mind is possible, especially through dreams, visions. Of course, this will be more prominent with people that are already more intuitive and communicate with their subconsciousness more or less on the daily basis. Messages or inspiration through dreams are possible results. Self expression is favored through all kinds of artistic expression, as one will be more likely inspired by many things and in many ways. Of course do try and avoid negative manifestations of Pisces energy, especially negative aspects of excessive martyrdom which means it will not be a good idea to self express by playing the victim too much. Also watch out for exploitation and delusional behavior in relationships
So all in all this will be a favorable time for all those, gentle, artistic, empathic and of course dreamy souls and also a good time for the rest of us to learn more about the ways of Pisces as well. 🙂
Moon in Leo
Aspect duration: Saturday, Sunday and first half of Monday
Aspect strength: Weak transit
On Saturday the Moon enters Leo, the sign of creativity, individuality, self expression and inner strength. When these themes fuse with our needs for emotional security and well being, the nature of our daily moods, actions and responses will much depend on how well we will excel in manifesting the positive Leo energy.
So, Leo Moon craves attention, social acceptance, it wants to feel creative, unique, special and it desires that others acknowledge her as such. being the center of attention as well as the desire to be adored or flattered is common though differently expressed. People with hungry ego’s will almost undoubtedly in a frenzy like manner seek even more attention. In doing so they will either just feed on others and give very little of themselves or they will generously give or even entertain people in some way. On the other hand, more humble individuals will find it appealing if they become noticed or applauded for a certain personal trait or characteristic of their individuality. You see, a true manifestation of Leo energy is to show to the world who you truly are. Some people do it without hesitation, they are proud of who they are, they feel confident and self assured. Others either accept these people, are inspired by them or they reject them or even mock them. And then there are people who are afraid to show their true selves, because they fear the negative reaction of the outer world. This Leo Moon will bring great sensitivity and moodiness when it comes to these issues of ego expression. Become aware of your own needs and try to openly express your individuality. Realize that you are special and show yourself to the world. On the other hand, try to avoid the drama queen effect. This effect usually occurs when we place to much importance on who we are as an individual, when we arrogantly or with excessive pride put ourselves before others, feeling we are in some way more special or more important than others and thus respond like a drama queen to any kind of problematic situation, event or person that upsets us or causes us discomfort of some kind.
Leo Moon is also about creativity, either we express ourselves as individual in a very creative way or we actually create something that indirectly draws attention of others and contributes to our status of an creative individual. The end result is basically the same thing but the processes differ a bit. 🙂
Will noticeably affect Leos and also other fire signs. Other Fixed signs will feel the influence as well, so will people with strong fire sign energies in their charts.
Moon in Leo opposition Venus in Aquarius
Aspect duration: Saturday morning till noon and early afternoon
Aspect strength: Weak transient aspect
This aspect joins two female energy planets which will play a big role in the way we express our emotions and feelings during the time this aspect will be in effect. This will relate to the opposition between Aquarius and Leo which seeks balance between the expression of the ego, our true selves and our ability to become an integrated member of society, without losing our individuality. Are we capable of making our wishes come true and at the same time adapt to the expectation of others or to act upon our desires, values while upholding either the written or unwritten rules of society? Are we afraid or not afraid to show ourselves to the world, do we fear criticism and disapproval or can we handle it? How does this kind of quest for self expression fare within our relationships and our interaction with people in general? What is our attitude towards unconventional behavior, how important is personal freedom to us? Do we approve deviation from social norms, standards and conformities in order to fully express our uniqueness, do we even have the guts to do so, do we dare?? 🙂 These are the questions one might ask themselves during this weekend. Indeed they are important ones, especially during today’s times.
Where will this aspect play out? As mentioned, relationships of any kind will mostly be affected by this aspect. Friendships, partnerships one on one and social interactions within certain interest groups of people. Our personal creativity will be influenced, the way we express our desires, passions, wishes through some sort of group activities, individual projects, will be a theme. Socially it should be a good time to hang out with friends to bond with loved ones. Being generous in your relationships will be important, knowing how to cooperate fairly within collective and social groups as well. Certain personal or group values will either be a pillar of stability and progress or they will create obstacles and disruptions.
Aspect will influence Aquarians and Leos the most, other Fixed signs will feel the influence as well. People with strong Aquarian and Leo traits should feel these energies too.
Moon in Leo square Mars in Scorpio
Aspect duration: Sunday later afternoon and evening
Aspect strength: Weak transient aspect
As opposed to the positive Mars/Moon trine described at the beginning of this article, this aspect might bring a lot more tension, aggression and frustration to our daily moods, actions and responses. As square is the ‘bumping heads’ aspect, our emotional needs will bump heads with our personal drive and the way we want to assert ourselves. We might deal with problems and run into obstacles while trying to act upon our desires, plans. That will of course cause emotional frustration and irritation. It is an impulsive aspect and negative expression of anger or any other negative emotion is quite often the result of it. Whether you will take it on your self or on someone else, neither is a good choice. Absorb, contemplate the frustration and let it pass. 🙂
This one will influence mostly Scorpios and Leos, other fixed signs will feel it too. People with strong Fixed sign energy might be influenced as well.