Mars in shadow phase, moving to the Virgo Full Moon

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Cosmic Diaries for Week of Feb. 17 – 22, 2016

Well my ship’s been split to splinters and it’s sinkin’ fast
I’m drownin’ in the poison, got no future, got no past
But my heart is not weary, it’s light and it’s free
I’ve got nothin’ but affection for all those who’ve sailed with me

Everybody movin’ if they ain’t already there
Everybody got to move somewhere
Stick with me baby, stick with me anyhow
Things should start to get interestin’ right about now

— Bob Dylan, Mississippi

Dear Friends,

We’re in Eclipse season now, with the first Solar Eclipse and New Moon in Pisces less than a month away on Mar. 8, 2016. Life is about to pick up pace, bringing a sense of fatedness to what’s unfolding.

12711002_10153236435910706_6196214047764820675_oMercury is out of shadow phase, Venus entered Aquarius until Mar. 12, 2016, Mars entered shadow phase in Scorpio on just hours ago on Feb. 17, 2016, the Sun entered Pisces hours ago, and we’re moving to the Virgo Full Moon on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016.

I’ve interpreted the astrology and these transits (including dates for Mars retrograde cycle) in detail in this week’s Cosmic Diaries for Week of Feb. 17 – 22, 2016 by signing up for a One Week Free trial, or as a one-time purchase at the link below.

With Mars in shadow phase, moving to its retrograde station on April 17, 2016 — look at where you have Scorpio in your chart. A situation is heating up and coming to a boil, over the coming six months, as  transit plays out until the end of August.

Notably, as Mars enters shadow and moves through its retrograde cycle it will recover the territory Saturn has been moving through since November 2014 till the end of 2015. I keep repeating myself but I can’t stress it enough — move in awareness of the lessons you’ve learned through this time — then you can navigate this transit with greater awareness; or then be prepared for a crash course as Mars moves over these degrees.

Especially while Mars transits Scorpio: be careful not to be like the frog in the pot of boiling water, that doesn’t know to jump out before it’s too late. We often ignore dealing with something, until the pain is unbearable; or until you have no choice but to deal with it. This is Scorpio: the only way out is through. Awareness will be key: address the issues arising and you can constructively flow with the changes.

Over the next four weeks, with the Sun in Pisces seek depth and clarity, if you want to avoid getting caught in a web of illusions. As Virgo Full Moon aligns, over the next two weeks, clear space — emotionally, materially and to release what doesn’t work. And don’t be in a rush to fill the void. Nature abhors a vaccum; then you can consciously attract what you most need to manifest a vision.

A friend asked me the other day, “How can astrology truly help me?” What I said to her and what I say to you — it’s not about you, or me, or it is, as long as you see yourself separate from this divine and sentient Universe.

Your astrology chart is a picture of the sky at the moment of your birth. You are a flowering of the Universe in that moment — the seed that was planted on this earthly plane. As you grow, you blossom, bloom and ripen into fruit for the benefit of the Universe. It is in giving we receive — and at best, we are vessels for a divine higher consciousness that flows through us — this is especially true right now as you move to the Virgo Full Moon.

I’ll be back with more as time permits. In the meanwhile, if you want to stay updated with the current astrology, please consider a subscription to the Cosmic Diaries subscriber service. Your subscriptions help sustain this work, and website (and me,) and I couldn’t do it without your support — so thank you.

With Love from Phoenix,


Cosmic Diaries for Week of Feb. 17 – 22, 2016

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