Full Moon: Feb 22, 2016 at 11:19 AM

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 The Sun and Moon above, currently 180 degrees a part, reflect a balancing act playing out on planet Earth. We are all being challenged to hold space for two truths: the truth of what is, and the truth that is in our hearts.  This paradox is the paradox of life that we often disregard. It can be difficult, sometimes painful, to acknowledge various truths, as it reminds us of just how little control we have in any given situation. But as multi-dimensional beings, it is unnatural to be one thing or the other, or to accept one thing or the other. This limits our evolution. There are tangible rewards that come with embracing the unknown. To accept this would be to accept ourselves as we fully are.~tracylrogers.com
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Alan rickmanSun enters romantic Pisces and makes a sterling aspect to powerful Pluto. Anything that you can dream up or imagine can be made into a reality this week. So allow yourself to dream big. No, even bigger!!
(Alan Rickman had Sun in Pisces)~thestarryeye.typepad.com

Full Moons have long been regarded as ominous simply because of their pure beauty and their ability to illuminate a part of our lives.  The full moon always occurs in the sign opposite of the Sun, hence the reflective quality. Now that the Sun has moved into Pisces we are coming to the end of the astrological year. Any time the Sun moves into your sign, you should (hate that word.~L) consider it a new year. This period of time also brings the Sun into close zodiacal proximity to Neptune. Neptune is the planet we refer to as the great illusion.  The Sun is there to highlight the dream. Nonetheless, the pursuit (of enlightened transformation~L) is a worthy one and we must do all we can to incorporate change in meaningful ways.~chrisflisher.com

By Arthur Hacker - http://arcaneimages.tumblr.com/, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.orgThe February 22nd Full Moon in Virgo aligns itself with the February 23rd opposition between Jupiter Rx in Virgo and Chiron in Pisces. Correcting, upgrading, healing or cutting your losses are themes for this Moon. The Full Moon’s light may expose something painful, something lacking, or something inaccurate. Too, you could receive a reward for all your hard work and attention to detail. But even Jupiter’s abundance is balanced by Wounded Healer Chiron. Any benefits you do receive will be the result of your willingness to immediately address inaccuracies/flaws or make the best of an imperfect situation.~rubyslipper.ca

Image By Arthur Hacker – http://arcaneimages.tumblr.com/, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org

 


These are the halcyon days. The Full Moon is in Virgo while the Sun is in Pisces; this is the Full Moon after the Lunar New Year.  

There is a sense that we have chosen a direction.  The Full Moon illuminates our path of work and service, and personal healing.  We are challenged to feel comfortable in our own skin. We are given opportunity to line up with our sense of purpose and to learn.

 ~David Zunker of webvictoria.com
 
Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us. ~ Voltaire
This is the sort of weather in which it is easy to become overwhelmed trying to fix everything and everyone. It is essential to pick and choose. Focus on those things over which you really do have the ability to make a difference, and recognize those things over which you don’t. Chiron in Pisces will bring many opportunities for us to develop compassion and a desire to put aside our own needs in order to be of service to others. However, in order to be of greatest service to others, we have to also take care of ourselves. You won’t be of much use to others if you wear yourself out through self-neglect and misguided martyrdom. You cannot pour from an empty cup. Allow wisdom to guide your compassion.~astrologybylauren.com
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“Now that Mercury is once again moving forward we have a far better chance of getting into our stride. 

“Which is handy, really, given that an eclipse season begins right after February’s full moon, heralding a pair of eclipses in March. But before we get to that, there are things to be done….

“We all had our mettle tested and many were painted into a corner out of which the only way was through the flames and out the other side (by the Uranus/Pluto square which dominated the heavens from 2012 to 2015). In which case it’s tempting to think we’re now on the other side and, really, everything should just calm down and chillax!

“But the key to understanding this time lies in recognizing that things do not return to ‘normal’ after the likes of the Uranus/Pluto square. Instead their very nature is irrevocably changed. 

“The very substance that knits together this universe and everything in it is rewoven when outer planets dance together in such a way. ” 

“We cannot change the past or erase its troubles from our personal timeline, but we can allow them to become fertilizer for the future rather than calcified memories and emotions that sap our lifeblood in the present. This conjunction will reveal the extent to which we identify with pain.”

Copyright 2016 ~Sarah Varcas All Rights Reserved via www.mysticmamma.com
 
Care Focus: Making Heart Choices

1. Sit for a few minutes and breathe consciously. On the in-breath, imagine breathing in divine love throughout your being. On the out-breath, radiate the feeling of gratitude.  (Doing this raises our vibration and helps to bring heart, mind, emotions and body into coherent alignment and stillness. This state of resonance creates an energetic conduit for the love and guidance from the higher aspects of our true self and source.)
2. Now, radiate coherent love to help with the challenging choices many people have to make at this time.
3. Next, let’s radiate love and compassion to reduce the collective fear regarding current global stressors (I took out their list, you don’t need to be reminded.~L) .
4. Let’s envision humanity becoming kinder, more caring, and cooperative with each other. (To do this and be this is possibly the most important practice of all.)
5. Close by sending our deepest love and compassion to all who are suffering throughout the planet at this time.
This is an awesome little exercise that GCI sends out (different one monthly, but similar each time) at the full moon.  Surprise yourself with how far you’ve come in your spiritual journey and see if you can call love up at will.  I bet you can.  If you want to do it with the group, it’s at 9pm tonight (Monday 22 February).~L  Global Coherence Initiative
 

  Happy birthday, Nicolaus Copernicus, Mathematician

Date of birth: February 19, 1473
Died: May 24, 1543, Frombork, Poland
Breaking through the crystal spheresThis Flammarion engraving, by an unknown artist, is called Empedocles Breaks through the Crystal Spheres. It first appeared in Camille Flammarion’s 1888 book L’atmosphère: météorologie populaire (The Atmosphere: Popular Meteorology) with the caption: “A missionary of the Middle Ages tells that he had found the point where the sky and the Earth touch…” ~earthsky.org

Breaking through the crystal spheres
Copernicus broke open the medieval idea of an enclosed, Earth-centered universe. He set the stage for all of modern astronomy.

Nicolaus Copernicus via Wikipedia
February 19, 1473. This is the birthday of Nicolaus Copernicus, a Renaissance astronomer and mathematician who sparked a revolution in cosmology that is still going on today.
Copernicus was born at a time when people believed Earth lay enclosed within crystal spheres at the center of the universe. Can you picture the leap of imagination required for him to conceive of a sun-centered universe? The publication of Copernicus’ book – De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres) – just before his death in 1543, set the stage for all of modern astronomy.
Today, people speak of his work as the Copernican Revolution.
By the way, Copernicus wasn’t the first to conceive of a sun-centered universe. Early Greek philosophers also spoke of it.
It was the Greek philosopher Aristotle, however, who proposed that the heavens were literally composed of 55 concentric, crystalline spheres to which the celestial objects were attached. In Aristole’s model, Earth lay at the center of these spheres.
Thus Earth lay – fixed and enclosed – until Copernicus published his version of a heliocentric universe.
Zodiacal light over the Faulkes Telescope in Hawaii.  Photo by Rob Ratkowksi.
Moonless evenings in February, March and April present the best time of year to see zodiacal light in the Northern Hemisphere evening sky. Meanwhile, from the Southern Hemisphere, the zodiacal light is best seen before dawn during these months of the year. The light appears when the evening twilight has left the sky (about 80 to 120 minutes after sunset). It looks like a hazy pyramid of light in the west after true darkness falls.~earthsky.org
The other current leading theory for Planet 9 is that it is actually a planet, about 10 times more massive than Earth, making it similar to “super-Earths” found orbiting other stars. Image Credit: Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC)

The other current leading theory for Planet 9 is that it is actually a planet, about 10 times more massive than Earth, making it similar to “super-Earths” found orbiting other stars. Image Credit: Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC).
The theorized Planet 9 (10 if you still have Pluto.~L) hasn’t actually been seen yet, it’s existence was inferred from the data about the strange orbits of six Kuiper Belt objects. As Madigan noted in Space.com, the “argument of perihelion,” of those objects, the ratio of how much they pitch (wobble forward or backward) to how much they roll (move left or right) as they orbit the sun, should be random, but in this case, they’re not.
~earthsky.org
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Your Week Ahead Saturday, 20 February 2016
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More Sally Fisher Art here.

This week, we’ll see the Full Moon and Jupiter surprisingly close in the night sky. There is deep, significant symbolism here. It speaks of an opportunity for millions around the world, regardless of their zodiac sign, to be generous, even lavish. They’ll feel ready to express hope in the gestures they make and the way they express their commitment to high and noble ideals. If you believe that the world can be made a better, fairer, more compassionate place, here comes a chance to campaign for changes long overdue, and against injustices that have been accepted, without question, for too long.
~www.cainer.com

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EARLY WEEK: A health and healing apex may be a focus at the Full Moon on Monday exact at 1:20 p.m. EST in the sign of the body, routine and daily rituals Virgo at 3 degrees. Please be careful of a tendency towards hyper-critiquing and harsh criticism. Virgo, under duress can feel like a nagging entity following you around doggedly listing off your dastardly shortcomings. Is perfection really a desired goal anyway? The human race is a wild and woolly bunch so if you’re feeling weepy, sensitive and under par I encourage you to tend to yourself through comfort, rest, healthy food and living. Change a bad habit or two and refine your lifestyle.
The Jupiter Chiron opposition pulls this energy forward encouraging a period for self-improvement, building your skills, tending to your mental, spiritual and physical health. The Sun, now in Pisces is not at it’s strongest in constitution, dial down the physical and work demands if possible and tend to your soul, your creativity, your heart and your emotions.~jeanwiley.com
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Just a little note to send you some joy here at the Snow moon, the Hunger moon, the February full moon.
Keep looking up.
Mas amor por favor,
~L

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