FEBRUARY 2020 NEWSLETTER
By Laurie Naughtin www.sublunar.co.za
New feature, the planetary transit dates are listed at the end of this newsletter, due to popular request.
“Positive minds produce productive thoughts”, a quote from a client of mine! This is the only way we will get through this hectic energy the planets are having on our planet and ourselves.
Remember what happens in the macrocosm will affect your own microcosm; the events of the world challenge our energy. How we deal with what is going on in our own lives will have either a positive or a negative outcome.
The beginning of this year was tough… as it basically ended many a way of life and many an unrealistic goal. When you get Pluto, the Planet of death, endings and change, co-joining with Saturn, the planet of discipline, we will be really challenged as both planets want us to bring structure back to society and our personal lives, and so life as we know it will come crumbling down.
Change is hard, requiring dedicated hard work! Facing your truth and the truth of what is real and what is not takes courage. We need to take a good look at our lives this month, as by now we know what is real and what actually works, no matter how big or small the challenge.
Work hard on the bird you have in your hand rather than letting things slip, as you become focused on the two illusive birds in the bush. What is tangible and can definitely work for you now, needs your focus and the structure to make it flourish.
Many of us have let certain projects go whereas others have lost work, clients, or partners. This is no longer the time to flog a dead horse but rather to focus on what can be successful and thrive.
If you have ventured into something new with great potential and which works with the energies of the environment you are living in, you need to hang onto it and put in the grueling yet rewarding hours towards this venture.
Some may feel a better career is out there, take a good look before letting go of what is stable and secure. A positive, disciplined attitude can bring back motivation in any situation that has potential.
Manage the challenge that life-changing situations are bringing up, even Jupiter, the planet of expansion, has taken a back seat to growth as he brings an energy of growth within structure.
This month Mercury retrogrades in Pisces; the whole retrograde cycle begins around the 13th of February and only goes direct on the 10th of March.
Pisces is a water sign likened to the ocean. Can you imagine how difficult it is to move, think or communicate in turbulent water? You can’t even control where the tide chooses to take you.
Whilst Mercury is in Pisces, we may feel a loss of direction. The beginning of the year has been so exceptionally busy that this is a time to slow down, to go with the flow, and trust the direction life is taking.
I recall a wise teacher saying that you cannot fight traffic or get agitated when in a jam. You need to listen to music and calm your mind when you are stuck, when the flow moves so too will you.
We will feel frustration during the retrograde as we become forgetful and miscommunication will be particularly challenging. Computers, Wi-Fi and technology will let us down. Back up your computers onto hard drives especially from the 12th of February.
This too is a time where boundaries and barriers will dissolve; it is the time of the silent thief and the troublesome trickster. A lot of water related issues could arise. Hmmm my freezer is making funny sounds!
It is positive if you are feeling lost at sea, this is a time where you have full permission to trust the process instead of trying to control it. You may even see how being a martyr is unappreciated and personally draining, so stop being that go to person.
Venus will move into Aries this month and this can bring along a sudden impulsive need to invest your money. Remember Mercury is retrograde and the money planet Venus in Aries is not in her element so any money issues need to go on hold.
Aggression and temper control will arise, being quick to temper and impulsive actions will not serve you well.
Jupiter, also a Money planet, will connect with Neptune this month, some may say what a wonderful opportunity! It is not an opportunity if you are going to be impulsive and undisciplined, ignoring the rules of the financial world! If you do then your money will dissolve! The opportunity is to stop dreaming and get your finances in order before investing, after all the world is at odds and stock markets are very misleading. Wait till end of March…
The Sun is not only our vital energy but rules the health and creative growth of our planet. Without the Sun we would not survive.
Aquarian energy is all about hot and moist health issues such as allergies, blood disorders, immunity, and the health of your calves and ankles.
With post holiday training it will be very important to warm up those calves, as a tight calf results in shin splints. If you have any bone pain good old cross friction and Epsom salt baths will relieve the pain and remove the excess lactic acid.
Check your blood as a lack of vitamin B and folic acid can remove the oxygen, necessary for your red blood cells which take oxygen to all parts of your body. They will boost your immune system and bring back your lost motivation and energy.
Natural food that boosts your vitamin B levels are found in proteins such as beef, liver, and chicken. For Pescetarians, Vitamin B and folic acid are found in fish, shellfish such as trout, salmon, tuna fish, and clams.
For a vegan diet, eat fortified foods two or three times a day to get at least three micrograms of B12 a day, these would be soil vegetables or fortified breakfast cereals. It is very important to take the actual fortified vitamin B as the cereals and roots will not be enough. Vegetarians will get their supply from low-fat milk, yoghurt, cheese and eggs.
I am all for the quick Vitamin B injection and ice-cream!
TRANSITS FOR FEBRUARY 2020
4th Feb – Mercury ingress to Pisces – Sensitive wondering mind, insecure due to misunderstanding, not heard or understood and a loss of direction
6th Feb – Venus ingress to Aries – Desire for action, impulsive in love, impatient, inconsiderate, beware of hasty decisions
9th Feb – Full Moon in Leo – Fulfillment in recognition, generosity, and leadership skills, beware of Ego
14th – 17th Feb – Mercury station as he enters retrograde period – vulnerable, take a breather, writers block
23rd Feb – New Moon in Pisces – New beginnings, trust your instincts, protect your space, and begin a future dream
24th Feb – Mercury in full retrograde movement – back up all communication, beware of tricksters, liars and gossip, do not start something new rather research it, avoid impulse purchases, find that quiet time to research and study