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Starcast for the week beginning February 22nd, 2017

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ARIES [Mar 21 - Apr 19]

It has been said that fire is the greatest purifier. It is why when people wish to dispose of love letters of old, the first place they think to send them is straight to the fire to watch them burn, until there is nothing left but ash so the pain of the past can turn to dust. The memories however remain, they will forever live in the cells of our being, but the residual emotion that clings to us like unwanted weight can be released. There is nothing like a New Moon Eclipse in Pisces on Sunday, Feb. 26, joining the South Node in Pisces, the symbol for the past, to unleash the load. Consider it a final clearing or cleansing, your own personal sage ceremony. When we do not have the courage to deal with whatever it is head on, the universe has a way of helping make it happen for us, ready or not, and with Uranus and Mars joined in Aries on the same day of the eclipse, this is bound to be the case. Something hidden comes to light and new energy is harnessed to propel you out of the past and into a pace that feels far more like fast and forward.

Hold onto your hat!

TAURUS [Apr 20 - May 21]

The unpredictability of life remains high in the coming week, as a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Pisces on Sunday, Feb. 26, unearths whatever has not seen the light of day. Fortunately, the eclipse itself will support your Sun sign well, but Uranus in Aries and Mars combine with heated precision to create quite a stir. Everything may feel to be blown out of proportion in places, especially the emotions of others, perhaps as well as your own, so do keep this in mind. Mercury in Aquarius does sync up well with Saturn in your house of the Soul moving into the weekend, which will keep your priorities well in check no matter what chaos is occurring around you. So do remember where you can keep a steady hand in place for it will be there where you can find the immediate support you need. Career endeavors continue to evolve with the help of your innovative spirit, which you will find is now operating at a very fast clip.

Changing tides are imminent, so direct your will where you can, then surrender the rest, the universe has that part covered!

GEMINI [May 22 - Jun 21]

As we move into the weekend, your ruler Mercury in fellow air sign Aquarius, blends with noticeable strength to Saturn, the planet governing the 'sure thing'. This suggests that when you try an alternative approach in your communications, there is promise and true potential in your efforts to secure a change, in particular with respect to your relationships. It's eclipse season, and with that said, nothing can stay as it is if it isn't working. A New Moon Solar Eclipse in Pisces on Sunday, Feb 26, forms a metamorphic square to your sign Gemini creating an air of unpredictability that will be keeping you on your toes. Mars in Aries joins Uranus and together they can be a ticking time bomb, fortunately they are in support of your sign, encouraging bold new starts that are spring loaded. This trend will require some serious emotional fortitude, a clear intent of what it is that you need to see change, and the strength of your pure will to put that plan in motion. Family dynamics may also be under scrutiny and in need of your undivided attention, so be ready to step in so you can give a clear voice and tell it like it is.

A great deal is on the line, which also means there is a great deal of room for life to morph into something miraculous!

CANCER [Jun 22 - Jul 22]

With all of those self-protected boundaries removed, you may very well be feeling uncomfortably naked. This may cause you to tremble in places, as you feel like an open target and uncertain how to navigate a turbulent feeling terrain. Yet it is in within these energetic tides where the Soul has the best potential to experience the greatest evolutionary gain. This is when it counts, nothing matters as much as your capacity to fuel the very source of your strengths. It all spills from there. A New Moon Solar Eclipse in fellow water sign Pisces on Sunday, Feb 26, brings every piece of feeling content to the surface until you are wearing it on every inch of your skin, as Mars in Aries joins electric Uranus preventing you from taking even one baby step back into your shell. This week forces you out, it brings you to an emotional ledge and leaves you hanging there. Your hope may feel to be dashed at times, as you may feel to be drowning in a riptide you cannot control but the energy of the eclipse knows you Cancer. It knows the power you hold in your very center to influence the tides, so you can live in greater harmony with the world. You can fix something that feels to be broken but it may take going to the very bottom of the sea before finding your way up to the very top of its potential. The stars believe in you, but you must believe in you too. Your greatest strength lives in your tender center. Don't be afraid to get all the way into the center of it.

That is where the magic lives!

LEO [Jul 23 - Aug 22]

This week is power packed and undeniably emotionally hot to the touch. A New Moon Solar Eclipse in Pisces on Sunday, Feb 26, in your house of the Soul, just about guarantees that there will be events occurring in your life that send you all the way into the center of a feeling reality like a rubber band. Sudden events can have you feeling submerged in an emotion that has you wondering which way to swim in order to find dry land. Mars makes trouble as he joins Uranus but fortunately for you, they combine in fellow fire sign Aries, which may very well motivate you to high heaven to work with the energy available. It gives you the energy at your disposable to turn something challenging in your favor, to make something that feels so wrong, right again. The one feeling that may override any potential feelings of futility will be your pure desire to make something work again. Something is going to get your blood boiling and your heart pumping. Saturn in fellow fire sign Sagittarius and Mercury in Aquarius connect effortlessly upon entering the weekend, offering unparalleled support from a key relationship that keeps you feeling grounded as you ride these wild tides.

You have more strength than stress in the skies, so I know that you will find a way to prevail!

VIRGO [Aug 23 - Sep 22]

You get your breakthrough early on this forecast week and it will be cause for some wonderful relief. With your ruler Mercury in Aquarius, in your house of improvements connecting boldly to Saturn, you find a way straight out of a tough spot or an emotional pickle. There may be something gnawing at you and causing you emotional stress, yet you get news and the nature of what it brings allows that worry and stress to blow off of you with the wind. However, we do still have a New Moon Solar Eclipse in your opposite sign of Pisces on Sunday, Feb. 26, which is intensifying life as you know it in insurmountable ways, in addition because fire engine Mars in Aries is gaining on electric Uranus and under this kind of sky, literally anything is possible, the good and the not so good. It is suggested to get out of the line of any potential fire, for it may feel this week like the whole wide world is coming unglued. You will connect with what keeps you steady and strong and you will come out the other side feeling higher than a kite.

Life can be a series of tests and understanding this truth will give you just what you need to help you pass this one with flying colors!

LIBRA [Sep 23 - Oct 23]

Life may feel to be in high pressure cooker mode, with people tugging at you every time you turn around, as Mars in Aries, in your opposite sign, approaches Uranus. It is a very unpredictable and polarizing period on our planet and the fastest way to a relative state of balance will be to reach out to someone who you know in an instant can relate. Mercury in Aquarius combines with Saturn favorably early on this forecast week, to help you keep your wits about you. You are reminded of what keeps that heart of yours beating and it inspires you to invest more of your Soul into what makes you feel buoyant and alive. With a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Pisces on Sunday, Feb 26, the bottom could drop out of some of your plans as the unexpected calls with you left holding the bag. Mars in Aries joins Uranus to light a raging fire under some key connections and it may have you feeling at a loss as what to do. Your ruler Venus is also in Aries but is slowing down to shift retrograde early March, but it is showing you clearly what relationships need to change in order to find their way to a better feeling balance. The bottom line this week is that there will be no more sweeping anything under the rug, for it is all coming to a head. Don't be fearful Libra, be grateful.

With Jupiter, the planet of honesty, retrograde in your sign, you discover that the truth is best every single time, even if it hurts on the way out!

SCORPIO [Oct 24 - Nov 21]

It has been a stinger of a time. Younger brother Mars in Aries has been forming a sharp square to your ruler Pluto, and there is no backing off with that kind of energy in place. You are being pushed to evolve now Scorpio, and everyone around you will also be feeling the intensity of your stride. Something in you has reached a limit, your tolerance zilch, and you are letting someone know. It is equally important to understand that this trend also offers a real and rare opportunity to go beyond your self-perceived limits, to look at the bigger picture that surrounds the situation, and to transcend where you have felt pinned. If that wasn't enough fire and heat, Mars is now nearly forming a conjunction to radical Uranus, I am certain you are already feeling it, and will become exact on the day of New Moon Eclipse in Pisces on Sunday, Feb 26. The word eclipse is called an eclipse for a reason and no astrologer can predict what's in store in many cases, as eclipse equals the element of surprise, it's a lunar event but a Uranian phenomena. The good news is that the eclipse occurs in fellow water sign Pisces which will give you tremendous emotional leverage in your desired pursuits. It will allow you to emotionally integrate whatever is needed keeping you deep in a necessary process.

This week has the power to transform who you are for the better and how your Scorpio Soul impacts this world!

SAGITTARIUS [Nov 22 - Dec 21]

It is a Soul stunning, heart deepening time, and my God Sag, so much is being asked of you. You are not getting anything for free these days, just about every moment is requiring everything you've got. Fortunately, Mercury in Aquarius partners with Saturn in your sign as we move into the weekend, to help you offset some of the weight you have been carrying. You find a way to release the gravity of its hold and your energy shift opens new pathways for communicating with key others and you benefit from some liberating feedback that you are well on track. Your ruler Jupiter is also in opposition to Uranus to re-stress your inner desire to break free from anything you feel is out of balance and causing you to suffocate. A subtle perspective shift could generate rapid transformation. Mars in fellow fire sign Aries is also burning rubber in the cosmos as he speeds ahead to catch up with radical Uranus on Sunday, Feb. 26, the same day as a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Pisces. You will feel yourself riding that vulnerable edge, emotionally wobbly and out of balance or in fear mode in some cases, but with so much fire in your favor, you will not sizzle out. You are in it for the long haul, so dig in your heels and do whatever it takes.

My bet is on you!

CAPRICORN [Dec 22 - Jan 19]

Just the right friend becomes the ideal medicine for you this week Cappy, as Mercury in Aquarius is in perfect step with your ruler Saturn early on in this forecast week, allowing you to feel connected and included in something that is deeply meaningful and relevant in your life. On the simplest level, it could be connecting with someone who sees life just as you do; socially, politically or otherwise. It could also represent a breakthrough in your working life, when you finally work out a deal where everybody wins. Sounds nice, doesn't it? As we all know, Rome was not built in a day, and the bigger nuts take time to crack, but you will experience an energy lift because of some movement you needed to see happen. A New Moon Solar Eclipse in Pisces in your house of communication on Sunday, Feb.26, is destined to push you to get to the bottom of something as you work to clear things up wherever you have felt to be in the dark. It may be too with Mars and Uranus also conjoined in Aries, that family flare-ups that cause emotions to fly is not only not out of the question, it is highly likely. Any emotions that have been suppressed will surface and in some cases, faster than you can catch them on their way out. Do what you can to develop the art of response versus the old tendency to react to old triggers and you will profit by pleasing the Gods.

They do know how to deliver the goods like no other!

AQUARIUS [Jan 20 - Feb 19]

Your ruler Uranus has been traveling through Aries for approximately six years. On its own, Uranus is known as an unpredictable force, the planet of shocks and the unexpected. It takes things to heated heights with Uranus being in Aries, but this week life gets even hotter, as warrior Mars, the ruler for Aries joins Uranus on Sunday, Feb 26. As it transits Aries, Uranus can be volatile and explosive, but add Mars into the mix, and Lord only knows where or when that stick of dynamite is going to blow. On a personal front, this could represent you taking life by the horns and going after your own independent path, one that reflects your individual spirit, a path that thumbs its nose at anything that represents the mainstream way. On a collective front, this symbolizes war, and we are clearly seeing a visible divide between parties all over the world. However, this could also reveal a breakthrough that surprises us all, and that benefits the masses. You just never know under these skies. This same day, we have a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Pisces in your house of what holds meaning and value. You are definitely going to be noticed this week, for better or for worse.

You will be in no mood to compromise when it comes to justice and truth, so whatever you say and do, make it count and make it worth the good fight!

PISCES [Feb 19 - Mar 20]

These lyrics by Sara Bareilles struck me in her tune, “She Used to be Mine”. It feels resonant for you Pisces, especially being that a New Moon Solar Eclipse in your sign joins the South Node, the symbol for the past on Sunday, Feb. 26. It suggests you are going to see things in a new light, and that pain of what you see being a reminder of your natural innocence, your hope for the best in people yet feeling so disillusioned by them. Sara sings, “It's not what I asked for. Sometimes life just slips in through a back door, and carves out a person, and makes you believe it's all true, and now I've got you, and you're not what I asked for, If I'm honest I know I would give it all back, for a chance to start over and rewrite an ending or two for the girl that I knew.” You give so much of yourself in relationships, it can be a challenge to recover when it all falls apart. This eclipse speaks to new beginnings on the heels of a sudden discovery. With Mars in Aries joining Uranus in Aries, it speaks of a change in your inner dynamics, one that supports what you want, not just what everyone else wants from you. It may take getting a little 'pissed' (and I don't mean drunk) to make this week work for you. You get just the right lead from on high to rewrite your next chapter.

Enjoy the freedom to make it your own!

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