Weekly Cosmic Tides – Astrology for the 30th January – 5th February 2012

Monday 30th January
Moon in Taurus – Exalted in Taurus, the Moon is relaxed and will not pass up the opportunity to treat herself. Today, let yourself savour life. Take your time, get a massage, take a long lunch and indulge your taste buds.

“Many of us pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that we hurry past it.” ~ Søren Kierkegaard

Tuesday 31st January
First quarter Moon on the Sabian “A Woman Watering Flowers In Her Garden.” Tend to those patient dreams that lie waiting to burst into life.

“The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.” ~ Julia Cameron

Wednesday 1st February
Venus opposite Mars – It’s easy to hurt another’s feelings today whilst trying to get what you want. With Mars retrograde, it’s advisable to back off rather than confront. Take special care when it comes to money. What looks like a time saving solution, may work out expensive in the long run.

With Mars retrograde in Virgo there’s a petulant edge to this transit. Venus is all at sea in Pisces and may get easily overwhelmed by facts and figures or a long to do list. Probably not the best time to extend your mortgage or talk to your bank manager about a loan. There can also be a sense of not getting what you deserve in the work place but conditions are not at an optimum level to ask for more – whether it be recognition or money.

The best way to deal with this transit is to bide your time. It’s no use taking your frustrations out on your partner or loved ones. This is a fleeting transit so it’s not worth upsetting the apple cart.

Thursday 2nd February
Moon in Gemini square Chiron, trine Mercury, trine Sun. If yesterday got a little heated (or at the other extreme, you found yourself on the end of a cold shoulder!), the Moon is providing the chance to talk things through. With the square to Chiron occurring in the early house (UT time), your sleep may be unsettled or perhaps you get out of bed on the wrong side. By late afternoon though, you’ve shaken off your bad mood and you’re ready to talk. Moon in Gemini helps you to stick with the facts and vocalise your concerns without feeling too emotionally attached to the outcome.

Moon in Gemini – “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” ~ Charles Darwin

Friday 3rd February
Neptune in Pisces – After a short dip in the water last year, Neptune now enters his ruling sign properly and will remain in Pisces until 2026! Now more than ever we need to work towards peace and harmony between all peoples.

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” ~ Yoko Ono

Check out my post from last year on the effects of Neptune in Pisces

Saturday 4th February
Moon in Cancer – Do you have a photo of you as a child? Look at it. Really look at it. Do you love that child? Remember your favourite game, your happiest moment, the saddest day. Imagine sweeping that child into your arms. You are safe.

“A grown-up is a child with layers on.” ~ Woody Harrelson

Sunday 5th February
Sun conjunct asteroid Echo – Are you being yourself or just an echo of someone else’s wishes? Are you stuck on repeat? Same song, different day? Turn within and whisper ‘who are you’? Your heart can distinguish between the true voice and an echo.