Horoscope and Planetary Happenings

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February 2018 Horoscope and Planetary Happenings

Birthstone- Amethyst….Flower- Violet

Feb.2– Imbolc- The half way point between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. This ancient Festival marked the successful passing of winter and the beginning of the agricultural year.  We welcome the seasonal change where the first signs of spring begin to emerge and the Sun gains strength This Festival is also knownas Brigid’s day- Goddess of Poetry, Inspiration, healing and midwifery and the transition of threefold Goddess energy- from those of Crone to Maiden.

Feb. 2 Groundhog Day -will he or won’t here see his shadow -that is the question!

Feb 14 Valentine’s Day- Spread some love and kindness today (and everyday) esp. to someone that really needs it…an aging neighbor or shut-in, maybe. Make a donation to the American Heart Association in the name of someone you love. Create your own Valentines card…that’s far more heart felt…and it brings out your inner child.

 Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age. – Anais Nin

Feb. 15-New Moon in Aquarius /Partial Solar Eclipse – A key focus should be new ideas and communication .Love and companionship brings smiles as we see …anything is possible.

Feb. 16– Chinese New Year- Year of the Brown Earth Dog- The symbol of 2018 Earth Dog is mountains over mountains. 2018 will have very strong Earth energy. That implies the events related to land, real estate, county territory, agriculture, earthquake, mineral and the Earth will be more active than before

Planetary Miscellany-Smudging is a traditional Native American practice of burning sacred herbs to produce a smoke cloud which is used to cleanse an area or person of negative energies and raise the vibration. It is also used in prayer ceremonies and healing rituals. During a Smudging the smoke is fanned over the person by using the hand, feathers or a fan.  Keep a door or window open in order for the smoke to pull out negative vibes. (It is wise to ventilate well if you have asthma or breathing issues.)It is also fanned over each corner or direction of a room as we ask that all negative or harmful energies be released and be replaced with healthy positive vibes.   Originally herbs were placed in special herb bowls and burned, or dried herbs   tied into easily portable bundles called ‘Smudge sticks’. The herbs include Indian tobacco, sweet grass, sage and cedar (often referred to as Juniper) if there has been a heavy or negative aura in the home or office or if you feel a wave of ill luck abounds, begin by smudging the area. This is a very good idea if you are moving into a new home or office space as you want to clear the area of previous energy. I have a dear friend ,   Susan at Imagine Properties that is  giving them ( and directions on how to use) to  buyers ,sellers  and renters to kick off the new year and to cleanse their houses .With the mid-winter doldrums upon us, a good smudging is sure to shift the energies.


Visible Planets- Morning- Mercury………Evening Mars, Jupiter, Saturn

Capricorn—A calm, bordering on boring month lies ahead…spice things up by engaging in new activities. Use your leadership skills to lead others to new ways of thinking

Aquarius– Attention is on accomplishment and finances and effort that will soon pay off. Reach out to friends and family…they need the gentle touch only you can give.


Pisces-Career development brings joy and more confidence…money will grow if you are frugal for the moment. Choose words carefully when dealing with loved ones.

Aries- Don’t get side stepped with extra activities stay focused on obligations…looking within to find forgiveness brings a sense of well-being both emotionally and physically.

Taurus- Business is good and although you are focused on new creative ventures spending time with friends in a group setting offers not only respite but inspiration. Seeing through the eyes of love warms the spirit.

Gemini-You meet the challenges with a new found determination. A new love proves to be an interesting distraction if you play your cards right.

Cancer-Trust you got feelings and watch the signs Universe is giving you. Slowing you down is quite a task but some down time with your partner is just the right medicine.

Leo- You are still settling down from the  hectic pace of the past few months , self-care  insures continued strength ,but that doesn’t stop luck from finding you…a new business venture will unlock multiple doors

Virgo– Being practical and organized is not unfamiliar to you…but this month you amp it up…you beat the mid-winter doldrums with a makeover at home and office…then an impromptu trip.

Libra- A productive month awaits and you have high energy and lots to look forward to. Treat yourself to something you have wanted but maybe didn’t receive over the holidays. You deserve it.

Scorpio- Expect some delays, esp. in business matters…it all seems like a waiting game but in the long run will pay off to your benefit. A change of pace brings a new attitude and improvement in health.

Sagittarius- A path to new career opportunities will soon present itself… you will achieve great things in the coming months as long as you believe in yourself…as others believe in you. An exercise routine will guarantee extra energy.