Time is a gift. The best you can do is to put it to the best use possible. No matter how limited you are, there is always something you can do. See the dictates of the moment not as an imposition but as an opportunity. How many times have you wished for extra time to yourself? How we perceive is at the root of how we create. Fear is constrictive energy. It is the anthesis of constructive energy.

Mercury retrograde in Pisces and Covid 19 (the Corona Virus) continues in full swing as March opens. Expect the virus to be official labelled as a pandemic soon enough. We are working our way toward a super full moon in Virgo of March 9. Virgo is the sign archetype that correlates to health and to the evolutionary principle of “crisis as a vehicle for growth”.

ASTROLOGY for Month Ahead February 2020 – How long with the Coronavirus last? It could continue to be of concern while Pisces transits are underway. Mercury, entering Pisces on Feb 3, will stretch that out for the next couple of months.
Due to the upcoming retrograde cycle, which spans February 16 to the super full moon in Virgo on March 9, Mercury will extend its tour of Pisces through April 10. (I hope we’ll get a handle on the coronavirus before then!)

2020 – a new decade begins! Do you have a sense of standing at the end of a long road and/or looking out for some distant horizon you can’t see but know is there? The year ahead warehouses several significant bigger picture planetary conjunctions. It is a year of endings of significance, but more importantly, 2020 marks the threshold of a new reality that will define the shape of things to come for many years to come.

2020  marks the opening of a new world era signified by rare outer planetary alignments. It is a significant year that  requires a new set of rules and assumptions about time and reality along with new approaches to leadership, governance, care for the environment and serious visions for the future. 2020 presents a turning point where the implications of ‘modern living’ have become very real and personal. On a socio-political level, it signifies the peak of autocratic rule while a shift to movements that support the common good will increasingly gain importance by the end of 2020.

A Full Gemini Moon that culminates on the 12th of the 12th 2019 (=12!) numerically empowers with a triple enshrined number of completion – ‘12’: so fitting for the last Full Moon of the Year. And as the 20’s beckon – albeit tentatively with righteous caution, it is events and situations that surround this curious end-of-decade Gemini Moon that we discover and disseminate all kinds of info that could make sense of our current quest to keep the flame of hope alive.

December opens with both Mercury and Mars in Scorpio keeping motivation going strong. Completing a two-month extended stay (due to the recent retrograde) December 9, Mercury will leave Scorpio for a quick stint through Sagittarius (to December 28). The transit is well timed for putting a smile on it and all the extras that this time of year brings. (By all means, make sure to include yourself on the gift list and do something that makes you feel good about yourself.)

If the best defense is a good offense, we’re likely to feel very safe over the six weeks that Mars traverses his second home of Scorpio. Yet for many of us, there could be some anxieties brewing as the Cosmic Warrior is both active and reactive after being bogged down by paperwork and procedures in Libra.
Mars plays defense in the sign of the scorpion. He’s up on the castle walls, firing catapults and arrows at the invaders – and perhaps also mistakenly at guests and well-meaning visitors. Usually, he fires a few warning shots before taking serious aim, but that may not be the case this time around.

The Great Planetary Cycles of 2020 and
Your Personal Well-beingDuring January until December 2020 we will experience the very rare triple conjunction of Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto. This not only marks the beginning of three new cycles but also their endings. On January 12, 2020 Saturn and Pluto will make their exact conjunction in Capricorn, while Jupiter and Pluto will meet three times during April and November in the ambitious and conservative sign of the Mountain Goat. However, Jupiter and Saturn will move into innovative Aquarius before they make their conjunction on December 21st 2020, the time of our summer solstice.