FEBRUARY 2019 NEWSLETTER
TIME TO TAKE LIFE SERIOUSLY
By Laurie Naughtin www.sublunar.co.za
We started the year running in all directions. It has been busy, for some very busy as the transits and Eclipses push us into directions we could not have imagined.
This month brings in a bit of order, still unsettled, but unsettled in a good and productive way.
We need to approach this month with a calm and sober reflective attitude. Last month exposed us to certain realities and how idealism in some cases was just an illusion. This is a good thing because we can now focus on what is real and become far more productive.
The Sun is our vital force, when in Aquarius this force is innovative and group orientated. We cannot get through life and be productive alone; we need others to complete us and our dreams.
Dreams are good, it is through an idea, or a notion that innovative thought patterns are formed this Aquarius Sun gives us the energy and motivation to try new avenues and achieve growth.
Saturn and Neptune are in a positive aspect and like all combinations of Saturn and Neptune it is time to take life seriously.
Life will not be light hearted; rather life will take us on a path that will enable us to breakthrough limits, often self imposed, and have a better understanding of the realities in life and the way forward.
If you are realistic in what you are doing and put impatience aside, you will find you are able to come closer to achieving the goals and ideals you have set yourself. Believe strongly in what you want to do or are doing, this way you will be able to put in the work, even if you get very little credit from others for what you are doing. After all it should not be all about them or you, but about growth for the greater good of all.
This is a month where devoting selflessly to any task and accepting the role others play in helping, egotism and individual focus will not go down well. Be aware of the fact that should you be inclined to take your actions too seriously it can be seen to others as a covert form of egotism.
Don’t waste your time on groups of people that you cannot connect with. This month you will find yourself attracted to groups who share your vision. If you are with the correct group of people you will be able to express your philosophy and share likeminded ideas and beliefs.
Patience, honesty to self and others as well as acceptance to the situations you find yourself immersed in will make your actions and reactions more productive. You need to give yourself the time to accept the truth of your vision, this will bring about clarity and an understanding that can put you in the right mind to deal with current and future decisions.
This is not a time for ego involvement activities; you may find yourself more involved for altruistic activities, thinking of others before yourself. It is through devoting your time and ideas selflessly to certain activities and movements that will help you bring your ideas to reality.
Saturn is sextile Neptune, this is wonderful as Saturn’s structured and practical energy blends in with Neptune’s idealism. We can literally bring structure to our dreams as long as there is validity to them and they have a logical expression.
We still have Mars in Aries, a pioneering fast forward action driven energy, this is good as this is what we need to kick touch us into a better direction.
Mid February this fiery Mars in Aries will change sign and we may feel our energy waning, tired and a desire for a bit of down time. This is not surprising as Mars changes sign, Mars in Taurus. When a planet changes sign it does create an unsettled feeling as the energy of the planet shifts its nature and direction.
Mars in Taurus goes from fast forward to a complete stop on the 15th. It becomes a time where persistence and patience come into play. We begin to understand that sharing needs to be cultivated and we start to rethink our values and how they can affect others.
There is a warning when Mars is in Taurus; we need to be less possessive of our possessions and resources. We need to avoid holding onto skills that can help benefit others, and control jealous feelings about others achievements.
When Mars is in Taurus any hidden artistic and craftsmanship gifts will be stimulated. Gardening and cooking for pleasure will help to clear and unclutter your thoughts; even the simple enjoyment of beauty in all forms will be enhanced during this transit.
Venus in Capricorn will pull back our desires for everything and anything we want. Our desire will become more practical and we may find that it is necessary to take a disciplined stance on our spending habits. Our money and possessions need to serve us well into the future, there is no such thing as a quick fix.
Finances generally, even with in the country spending will begin to take on a more structured approach. Stock markets will become a little more stable and large corporations take on a more logical and practical approach to spending.
Jupiter in Sagittarius is about lots of expansion in many areas. To grow in a positive direction we certainly need to cut back and restructure areas of our life, in many cases downsizing is the beginning of growth. Pruning the excess allows for new growth. Look at your own life situation, if what you have is just costing you more than what it is worth; let it go, cut your losses so that you free to gain.
Jupiter in Sagittarius is known to bring a lot of luck and growth; it is a great energy to have as it really helps us to grow. To take advantage this generosity Jupiter brings, we need to make room. Negativity blocks generosity and the joy Jupiter is shining upon us, so let’s change the way we look at situations.
Mercury is about movement, intellect, socialism, and communication, Mercury will move into Pisces on the 12th, in a water element the above attributes do not fare well. This is a time for reflection, a time to be quiet and to listen to the universal lessons. Try to be understand as people will not hear you or understand you at times, you may not hear them either. It may be difficult to express yourself, Mercury in Pisces brings about a sensitive and moody energy, so be aware of feelings both yours and others.
As for movement it is a time where there is a strong dislike of being tied down to any strict regimen or rules. A desire for freedom of flow and need to follow your instinct and intuitive thoughts rather than reason will come into play. This is a good thing if you allow this freedom of thought to flow it will open your mind. It is not a time to openly express your feelings as they will not be heard, rather go quiet till you are sure what your feel is real and not imagined.
Mercury in Pisces brings out the poet, fantasy, the author as well as a deep appreciation of music, we may even see the emergence of some excellent music…which we really need to sooth our souls.
Brain healing sounds are knows to release serotonin that stimulates happiness, sound waves have been known to heal brain disorders.
Music can restore some of the cognitive functions, sensory and motor functions of the brain after a traumatic injury. It can touch us and change us, at times in profound ways.
As for anxiety an every day event in most of our lives can be affected by music. Imagine listening to a fast paced heavy metal death track when you are anxious, oh boy that is bound to amp up your anxiety to unbearable levels.
Conversely tuning into a soothing meditative or calming melody can instantly calm your mind. Turning to music for relief has been shown by people suffering from anxiety as bringing about some instant relief and the ability to control their feelings.
I was amazed to see how much lovely music one can play whilst working on your computer, keeping calm and opening your creative waves is so productive. Having just become a granny I have been introduced to white noise for babies. It works! Baby goes into cot the white noise is turned on and this puts the baby into a safe and peaceful sleep environment.
Perhaps white noise whilst writing a report is not indicated, just saying…
FEBRUARY 2019 NEWSLETTER