APRIL 2016

This will be a roller coaster of a month. Mars turns retrograde midway through April. He does this every two years and two months so we are not as used to his retrograde energy as we are to Mercury’s or even Venus. Mars will be in retrograde motion from April 17 to June 29, and travel backwards from 8 degrees of Sagittarius to 23 degrees of Scorpio. It is a time to redefine the direction of your life and redirect your energy. People often change jobs as they feel the need for a new challenge. You need to get used to disruptions in your routines and habits. It’s best to wait before making any major decisions or buying big money items, if you can.

Pluto begins his annual retrograde period on April 17. Mercury goes retrograde from April 28 to May 22. He will move backwards in Taurus. Get ready to feel as if you are living in a slow motion movie. 

April 1 – Moon in Capricorn, VC from 12:30 pm until 9:37 pm when it enters Aquarius. Get an early start so you can use the morning hours to work. You’ll feel too serious to indulge in April Fool’s pranks and will not like it when the jokes on you. Gather information for your taxes. Take the next step along your career path.

April 2 – Moon in Aquarius. Get involved with a community project. It’s a good day to follow up on things you’ve already started. Attend any meetings that concern a cause you believe in. Open your mind and let some of the opinions fly away to make room for new ones. Do something out of the ordinary tonight.

April 3 – Moon in Aquarius, VC 7:16 pm. You’ll spend a lot of the day in your head thinking big thoughts. Try to create a scenario for a bright future. Read the Sunday papers and discuss your reaction to today’s news. Anything you do will go better if you do it alongside people.

April 4 – Moon in Pisces. Try to stay organized as you have to do two day’s work today. As the day flows by, let the things people say roll off you like water off a duck’s back Listen to your intuitions and give yourself the space to remember old wisdom from deep within your psyche. Do an act of service to help someone and thus forget about your own problems.

April 5 – Moon VC Pisces. Don’t try too hard, but don’t be too passive either. Someone else may want to push you in a certain direction but just stand your ground. Venus enters Aries today and helps you put your own needs first. Mercury enters Taurus to slow down your mind and teach you the benefit that slow reflection has on ideas.

April 6 – Moon in Aries. Today is an intense day with the Sun and Pluto challenging the status quo. It’s a something has to give kind of day, a let go of the old stuff day. You will have to face the challenge of where your individuality squares off with the established way of doing and being. Don’t be afraid to say what you want to say and don’t worry about the reaction. Tonight is the dark of the moon.

April 7 – Moon in Aries, VC 10:58 am. Today’s New Moon is the first one of the season. It gives you another chance to start fresh and become like a plant feeling the energy of Spring. Today is one of the best times of the year for starting fresh enterprises, for reorganizing, and for putting plans into practical operation. Make a start to these things in the morning. Imagine yourself as a flame burning through all obstacles.

April 8 – Moon in Taurus. You can plant as much as you want today and tomorrow. They are fertile days. Continue working on the new projects you started yesterday morning. You can make sensible decisions about your finances. Treat yourself tonight to a gourmet dinner and some live music.

April 9 – Moon VC Taurus.  It’s a day to rest and relax and be open to whatever surprises come your way. Work in the garden and yard, take a nature hike, go to an arboretum, and do the things that feed your soul. Remember Saturdays when you were a child and could wander and play all day. Do that again today.

April 10 – Moon in Gemini. Rest period is over and you’ll be busy all day catching up on what you let slide. It’s a day to contact friends and acquaintances and catch up while you exchange news and make plans. Your mind will be available to do the paperwork for your taxes. Get it done and over with.

April 11 – Moon in Gemini, VC 2:57 pm. Use the first half of the day for your important phone calls and emails. Send in your taxes in the afternoon. Taxes will slide by unnoticed when sent during a VC moon period – it’s an old astrologer’s tale. Catch up on your writing projects. Rewrite and edit and edit some more.

April 12 – Moon in Cancer. This is a perfect day for planting. The moon is in a fertile sign and increasing in light – the best for growth. You can use your imagination in many ways throughout the day in all that you do. It’s a good day to decorate your home and put away all the things that remind you of Winter. Cook comfort foods and feed your family and friends.

April 13 – Moon in Cancer. It’s another great day for planting and starting seeds. Pay attention to home and family and where and who you need to nurture. Call Mom and hear her news. Begin any house projects now since you want to get them started before Mars turns retrograde on Sunday. Take food out of the freezer and use it to make room for new items.

April 14 – Moon VC Cancer, enters Leo 9:53 am. Find original ways to express yourself. You’ll want to let your ideas out to share with the world, or at least your friends and co-workers. If you’ve been procrastinating, then doing your taxes will go easily. It’s a good day to teach something fun to children.

April 15 – Moon in Leo. We are getting close to when Mars turns retrograde, so you want to start projects. Choose ones that you love with a passion and feel that you really want to pursue even if your enthusiasm wanes. You’ll feel happy and optimistic and can influence people in a good way. Treat yourself and your loved one to something fun tonight.

April 16 – Moon in Leo, VC from 1:48 pm until 7:23 pm when it enters Virgo. This morning continues the recent blast of fiery energy. You can burn through any obstacles that have been standing in your way. Watch your temper as Mars starts to shift the energy. You’ll notice that you begin to feel differently about things. Take some down time for yourself this afternoon.

April 17 – Moon in Virgo. Mars turns into retrograde motion at 8:14 am. You may feel as if you’ve hit the wall and it takes effort to do the daily routine You may lose interest and drive for what you were doing and feel a definite lack of focus. It’s okay, try to be flexible and ride with the changes you want to make. You’ll be doing more thinking than acting. Use the day to clean, sort, and discard what you don’t need or want, both on a physical and emotional level.

April 18 – Moon in Virgo, VC 8:29 am. This long VC period gives you the time to determine where to put your attention and energy for the next few months. Pluto turns retrograde in the early morning to make the day extreme and intense. Watch your back while you look ahead to make sure that you don’t stumble. Venus and Saturn bring clarity to show you the truth of your relationships and your finances. Today is the last day of Aries with it’s emphasis on self.

April 19 – Moon in Libra. The Sun enters Taurus at 11:30 am. Venus rules the day. Dress in stylish clothes and take a partner or best friend out to a classy lunch. Venus and Pluto insist that you take a realistic look at what is over and needs to go. They want you to clear the clutter so that you can find your passion.

April 20 – Moon in Libra. Honor Venus, goddess of love, in as many ways as you can. She loves flowers so put them in your home and workplace and give them to friends and plant them in your garden and yard. You have to do tomorrow’s work today and be sure to play music while you toil. Have a night out with your partner and pretend it’s the first date.

April 21 – Moon VC Libra, enters Scorpio 8:17 pm. Let your lazy side take over while you smell the flowers and drift through the day. Pay back any social obligations that you feel you owe. Buy a nice gift for a special person. It’s a good day to meet with people and toss around ideas. Mercury turns retrograde one week from today. Prepare.

April 22 – Moon in Scorpio. The moon in a water sign on Earth Day brings attention to the importance of clean water. If you have a well, test your water. If you are in a city, think about what’s in your water. This full moon is associated with the birth of Buddha. Mediate and do an act of kindness in his honor. 

April 23 – Moon in Scorpio, VC 5:46 pm. Take your time as you get used to Mars moving backwards. Accept that you will have to repeat what you do more than usual. You will be seeing your troubles from another angle. Try to get off by yourself to reduce your level of frustration. Today is the fertile day of the weekend for planting.

April 24 – Moon VC Scorpio, enters Sagittarius 8: 46 am. This is the day of the weekend to get outside and roam. Enter sports competitions, run a race, take a long hike or bike ride. Go back to an activity you once loved and see if it still has a charge for you. Appreciate nature when she shows her beauty to you.

April 25 – Moon in Sagittarius.  You don’t want to be held back in any way as you feel your need for freedom. Get rid of anything that acts as a restraint for you to do what you want to do. Feed your travel hunger by making plans for your next trip. Stay late this afternoon doing the majority of tomorrow’s work.

April 26 – Moon in Sagittarius, VC from 11:51 am until 7:54 when it enters Capricorn. Set things up in the morning so you can just follow through in the afternoon You don’t want to waste this time you have before Mercury retrogrades on Thursday. You can feel him slowing down now so take time to think things through.

April 27 – Moon in Capricorn. Make a list of what you want to accomplish during the next three weeks while Mercury is retrograde Mars has been in retrograde motion for a week now so you should have a sense of what projects to pursue and where to let go. You have a different perspective and your goals may have changed.

April 28 – Moon in Capricorn. Mercury turns retrograde at 1:20 pm. This will be a doozy of a Mercury retrograde since Mars is also in backwards motion. You will have to change your way of doing things and how you react to events and other people. Remember to use the re- verbs as you make you decisions.

April 29 – Moon in Aquarius. Venus enters Taurus where she can spread her beneficence and beauty freely. She brings out the gourmet in you. Have a meeting at work and make your plan for the next month. Share ideas and decide what is the most possible way to proceed. You can’t keep doing things the same old way now.

April 30 – Moon in Aquarius. This is one of the barren moons so leave your gardening until tomorrow unless you just want to clear the land and get rid of weeds. It’s a good day to get involved in a community event and work alongside your neighbors. Find something really different to do tonight – something that takes you out of your comfort zone.

By Arlan Wise, Astrologer


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It’s going to be a month of endings and beginnings. The astrological year ends on March 19 with the last degree of the zodiac and begins on March 20 with the Sun’s entry into Aries, the time of the Vernal Equinox. There are two eclipses this month that further this theme of endings and beginnings, of having to decide when to let go and surrender and when to start off in a new direction. The Solar eclipse occurs on March 8 at 18 degrees of Pisces. This is a powerful eclipse as it is near Chiron and the South Node of the moon. Look to where that degree falls in your birth chart and you will see where you must consider if you are holding on to something or someone who no longer fills your needs or harms you in some way. The Lunar Eclipse occurs on March 23 in 3 degrees of Libra. You need to examine the same issue in the context of your relationships.

Saturn stops and turns retrograde at 16 degrees of Sagittarius. He will travel backwards until mid-August. He asks you to appraise your actions from September until now and choose which ones to continue.

March 1 – Moon in Sagittarius. Keep your options open, as this is not the time to make permanent decisions. Look for opportunities, and there will be many since benevolent Jupiter now rules both the Sun and Moon. Choose the path of growth, not limitations. Make plans to travel.

March 2 – Moon in Sagittarius. You may want to goof off and go exploring. The things you find will be very useful to you later on. Follow your intuition as to where to go and what to look up. It’s a day for unusual pleasures. Break out of your routine and treat yourself to something you don’t usually do.

March 3 – Moon in Capricorn. You want to get as much done today and tomorrow as you can. Next week is colored by the solar eclipse and nothing will go as planned. Do what needs to get done, as next week will be a washout. You can make a gentle push towards advancing your career. You’ll see the result from the long hours you put in today.

March 4 – Moon in Capricorn. Stay up late and get it all done. Finish old projects and get all your paperwork in order. Today is the last day when you will be thinking clearly for a week as we head into the eclipse season with its waves of unpredictability. Get rid of what doesn’t work any more, both literally and figuratively.

March 5 – Moon in Capricorn, VC from 11:05 am until 11:22 am when it enters Aquarius. Mercury enters Pisces and he brings your mind into the dreamworld. It will be harder to say exactly what you mean. Mars enters Sagittarius and helps you escape from the emotional prison you may have put your self in. You’ll feel free to grow again.

March 6 – Moon in Aquarius. It’s a serious day as it always is when the Sun and Saturn engage each other. Jupiter rules both of their signs so there is ease within the facing of responsibility. The conflict will be in discerning what is fact and what is fancy. Think of the best way to use what you know and to do what you know you must do.

March 7 – Moon VC Aquarius, enters Pisces 2:08 pm. Today is influenced by tomorrow’s eclipse. It is also the dark of the moon. Do the minimum, hopefully in the morning, and let the rest of the items on your things-to-do list slide. Take a nap if you can and sure to tell yourself to remember your dreams tonight. Quiet your mind and meditate.

March 8 – Moon in Pisces, VC 8:54 pm. Today’s solar eclipse is special because it occurs alongside Chiron and is connected by opposition to Jupiter. There is a great opportunity for healing and growth if you set your intention in that direction. Today is a mystical, spiritual day and you will do best by honoring your spirit. Meditate, chant, pray, and follow your spiritual practice.

March 9 – Moon VC Pisces, enters Aries 2:40 pm. You’ll be feeling the hangover from the eclipse and want to continue your spiritual pursuits until the afternoon. Do an act of service and help someone. Donate to a favorite charity. Once the Moon enters Aries you can begin to begin what you know intuitively you need to do next.

March 10 – Moon in Aries. It will still feel like your feet are being washed away by the tide as it recedes. The Sun and Chiron meet to turn your energy inwards and they give you another chance to get rid of bad habits and heal your ills. They show you how to assist others who are hurting. They want you to listen to your inner voice that has all the answers you need.

March 11 – Moon in Aries, VC from 1:24 pm until 2:44 pm when it enters Taurus. You come back to earth in the afternoon and look around to get a handle on practical matters. You mind is still full of mystical images and it’s a good time to put them into an art form. It’s a night to cook a big dinner and be sure to treat yourself to your favorite dessert.

March 12 – Moon in Taurus. Today is the one day of the weekend to catch up with all the chores and things that didn’t get done this past week. You can be grounded and deal with reality. Venus enters Pisces, the sign of universal love and her favorite place to be. She will soften the hard edges of your relationship and help people be kind to each other.

March 13 – Moon VC Taurus, enters Gemini 5:03 pm. Daylight Savings Time begins this morning. This adds to your general confusion. Take a mini-vacation today and indulge your senses. Forget the diet and eat your favorite no-nos. Take a bubble bath in the middle of the day. Trade sensuous massages with your lover.

March 14 – Moon in Gemini. Catch up on and/or correct all the communication that didn’t get done or got done badly last week. Mercury and Saturn challenge you to find the right words for every occasion and to express what you know to be your truth. Venus and Mars urge you to break out of your fixed routine and find pleasure in a new way. It’s a good day to write and to speak up.

March 15 – Moon in Gemini, VC from 1:03 pm until 8:57 pm when it enters Cancer. Use the morning for sending emails, making phone calls, and putting in orders. Work fast and let the words flow. Mercury and Saturn want you to write and express your thoughts. They ask you to think about traveling to somewhere you’ve never been to. Go to bed early tonight and catch up on your sleep.

March 16 – Moon in Cancer. Take advantage of the emphasis on the water element that happens today. Use your feelings to guide you through the day Spend time in reverie over beautiful things. Let the therapeutic power of water refresh and renew you. Swim if you can, walk by moving water, go on a boat, or just immerse yourself in a bathtub.

March 17 – Moon in Cancer. Feed everyone with good food and loving feelings. Donate to the food pantry. Your intuitive mind will find healing words to use when you comfort and nurture people. If you listen, you can hear how to find a solid, secure place to stand while you make some slow but meaningful growth.

March 18 – Moon in Leo. Today and tomorrow are the days to feel free and let yourself have fun. We are at the closing of the astrological year, which is a time for completion. This Moon helps you finish up your creative, artistic projects and get them ready to be shown to the world. Think of how you can create a new life that fits you better than many aspects of this one.

March 19 – Moon in Leo, VC 4:43 pm. Plan a New Year’s Eve party for your special friends. Make it a festivity with no expectations but with lots of love. Look back at the list of resolutions you made on December 31 and see how you want to revise it. Say good-bye to Winter.

March 20 – Moon VC Leo, enters Virgo 1:39 pm. The Sun enters Aries at 12:30 am. Today is International Astrology Day and the first day of Spring. Venus and Neptune dance in celebration and they want you to enter a romantic, dreamworld that is full of creative energy. Start a new artistic project this afternoon. Meditate on the new year that is ahead of you.

March 21 – Moon in Virgo. Although you are distracted by yesterday’s Neptune influence, by the coming Lunar Eclipse, and the change of energy that accompanies a new season, try to work as diligently as you can. You need to do two days work today. Mercury enters Aries and gives you thoughts of forward movement and helps you be a bit more focused on yourself.

March 22 – Moon VC Virgo. The whole day is under a VC moon and it’s the day before the eclipse. Do the minimum. It’s best to go back over the things you’ve put aside and do that dull, detailed work and get it done. File, recycle, discard, clean, and clear out clutter. Fix and replace the little things you see that are broken.  

March 23 – Moon in Libra. Today’s full moon is eclipsed. Let go of whatever prevents you from making balance in your life. Spend some time being quiet and meditating. The Sun and Mercury meet to give you new ideas and new ways of thinking. Jupiter and Saturn offer you their best advice on being strong yet flexible, and on blending your grasp of details with a vision of the big picture.

March 24 – Moon in Libra, VC 4:55 pm. Slow down and try to get your feet back on the ground. It’s a good day to work with a partner or in a team. Try to push on and let those who need to hear them hear your ideas. Don’t wait, keep moving, and get most of tomorrow’s work done.

March 25 – Moon VC Libra, enters Scorpio 2:09 pm. Saturn stops and moves into retrograde motion. You’ll feel the tide turn, and be like the boat that is becalmed in the water. You will lose momentum for acting on some of your ideas. Relax and investigate where and why you feel stuck. Venus and Jupiter offer you a lucky break if you have done adequate preparation and lined things up right.

March 26 – Moon in Scorpio. If there has been loss, accept it and move on. You can lay a new pathway and will have the energy to scoot ahead. It’s an emotional day when feelings run deep and you need to honor them. Lay aside negative feelings and go to a place of love. Do any important work or communications today.

March 27 – Moon VC Scorpio. It’s a day to look inward and ponder the meaning of transformation and resurrection. Look back over the month and see what you learned from the eclipses. See what and where you need to let go some more. Spend time with those who are close to your heart. Find relaxation with a good mystery to read or watch,

March 28 – Moon in Sagittarius. Now that Saturn turning retrograde has limited your options and focused your thoughts towards what it is possible to achieve, you must go for it. The Sun and Moon in fire signs gives you the energy, courage, and initiative to start off in a new direction. Start a new exercise routine.

March 29 – Moon in Sagittarius. You won’t be thinking about your little petty cares so much as you will be trying to put your life in perspective within a bigger picture. See where you can expand your life globally through travel experiences, study, or immersion in another culture that you find in your community.

March 30 – Moon VC Sagittarius, enters Capricorn 1:45 pm. You must fact check all that you hear and that you say. People will be edgy and ready for confrontations so you want to know the truth of the matter. You can access healing energy through being kind and loving. If you must compete, do it in a gentle way.

March 31 – Moon in Capricorn. It’s a good day to make plans, create schedules, and set goals. Do as much work as you can to take advantage of today’s efficient energy. Keep your mind open to accepting unusual ideas. You can find short cuts to use in doing your daily tasks if you are willing to let go of the old ways.




 Besides the fact that this is a leap year and so there ware 29 days in this February, the month has nothing unusual going on. Jupiter is the only planet in retrograde motion and he continues to move alongside the North Node in Virgo. This gives an extra boost to the changes you make concerning your work and health issues.

The Chinese New Year is on February 8. It begins the year of the Fire Monkey. This describes a year when everything is in flux, as also seen by the large number of planets in mutable signs. It is a year when you must dare to be different and know that your successes and advancement comes from working alone It is a year of fortune for quick minds and brave hearts,


February 1 – Moon in Scorpio, VC 7:35 pm. You can start finish what you start today. It’s good energy for sticking to one thing and following it to its end. This same energy makes people stubborn, so don’t think you can win any arguments. Work on the things you feel passionate about.

February 2 – Moon VC Scorpio, enters Sagittarius 10:50 am. Today is Groundhog Day, which means that winter is halfway over. See the movie to celebrate the day. Ancient people honored this day with a feast, as they felt encouraged by the light returning with the longer days. Cook a meal of winter foods.

February 3 – Moon in Sagittarius. It’s a day to take your dreams and big ideas and turn them into reality. You can create a solid foundation for the things you wish to achieve. Take your mind exploring and sign up for a course of study. Investigate new places to visit. You need to get tomorrow’s important work done today.

February 4 – Moon VC Sagittarius, enters Capricorn 7:44 pm. The day is under a VC moon, which makes it good for speculation but not acting. Catch up on your reading. Contact your friends and business acquaintances that live in foreign lands. Think about learning another language. Eat at an ethnic restaurant tonight.

February 5 – Moon in Capricorn. Venus joins Pluto today and they urge you to give some very serious thought to how you handle your money. You can make good decisions today about how you want to secure your finances so that your assets will grow. Clean up the week’s work and set your goals for what you want to accomplish this month.

February 6 – Moon in Capricorn, VC 10:54 am. You can get a lot done in the morning if you stay focused on the tasks at hand. Then breakout of your weekend routine and make this a different kind of day, one you’ll remember when you look back on 2016. When you have to make a decision, opt for the most daring one. It’s a good day for writing.

February 7 – Moon in Aquarius. Free your mind to think about things that aren’t practical. You can detach from your worries and problems and let yourself go into the world of imagination. Edgar Cayce said that “thought is the creator”; so spend some time creating a better life for yourself. Avoid discussions with anyone who is opinionated and just wants to prove that he or she is right.

February 8 – Moon in Aquarius, VC 9:39 am. Hurry to get all the important stuff done in the early morning hours. Then it’s back to tossing thoughts around. Today is the new moon that begins the Chinese New Year. There is a special emphasis on the power of thought and you have the opportunity to reprogram you mind. Try to understand other people’s needs and think of how you can help them.

February 9 – Moon in Pisces. It’s a very fertile day so if the gardening bug is biting you, put seeds in some soil, or make sprouts from lentils to add to your salad. Use your intuition when you need to makes choices, as it is very strong and accurate today. It’s a great day for healing and using all kind of therapies.

February 10 – Moon in Pisces. It’s a lucky day – Jupiter and Venus are in harmony and are able to bestow grace and many blessings. It’s a day when you can make money and make good financial decisions. Act on the opportunities for growth and expansion that appear. Make a donation to a favorite charity.

February 11 – Moon in Aries. You can take action on all the things you’ve been thinking about but didn’t feel it was the right time to do so. Do what propels you into the future. Don’t look back and don’t cling to the past. You will do best if you work alone and refuse to be distracted.

February 12 – Moon in Aries. You have good energy with plenty to spare so keep at a hard task until you’ve burned through it. You can put your hesitations and doubts aside and act with courage and confidence. It will feel good to blaze a new pathway to your goals. Make sure to exercise and watch your temper.

February 13 – Moon in Taurus. This is the weekend to stay home. You’ll find bargains in the thrift stores and crafts sales and on eBay. Forget the diet and bake your favorite goodies. Mercury enters Aquarius and helps your mind soar into new realms of thought. He urges you to read or watch science fiction and utopian stories to help contemplate the unknown.

February 14 – Moon in Taurus. This is the perfect moon for Valentine’s Day as he encourages lots of cuddles and chocolate. Show your love how you appreciate him/her in a real and earthy manner. Buy a flowering plant, a new kind of incense, and some new music. If you don’t have a partner, then be sure to treat yourself to some nice things.

February 15 – Moon VC Taurus, enters Gemini 9:35 am. Use you mind not your feelings as you go through the day. You don’t want to be confined to sitting in one spot so find things to do that keep you on the move. Do some brainstorming, have a discussion group, and meet with your book club. It is powerful when minds work together.

February 16 – Moon in Gemini. Your mind is flooded with ideas, concepts, and insights. You can multitask and keep a bunch of balls in the air as you juggle your way through the day. Check in with your siblings and share news. Venus enters Aquarius to give you more air to fan your flames. You’ll love to step outside of the box to find your fun.

February 17 – Moon in Gemini, VC from 11:37 am until 2:24 pm when it enters Cancer. Your mind takes over in the morning. This is the last emphasis on air with its clarity of thought that we have for a while. Think about your serious problems and write what needs to get written. Feelings reign in the afternoon.

February 18 – Moon in Cancer. Now it’s time to get used to listening to your gut feelings. Today is the last day of Aquarius and good for engaging in community projects. Donate to the food bank. Cook and bring meals to someone you know who is ailing or lonely. Have a family dinner where you all sit down together. Take care of tomorrow’s important work today.

February 19 – Moon in Cancer, VC from 9:36 am to 9:17 pm when it enters Leo. The Sun enters Pisces at 12:34 am. It’s a watery day when currents of emotions are swirling. You won’t get much done but can be of comfort to others. When you listen to your friends talk about the difficulties in their lives you will hear good solutions.

February 20 – Moon in Leo. This is the weekend to take the kids, yours and/or a friend’s and go have a mid-winter vacation. It’s time to have fun and let your worries fall away as you get lost in the moment. Your creative juices are flowing so it’s also a good weekend to take an art workshop or hole up in your studio. Have a party for your friends and invite some new people into your social circle.

February 21 – Moon in Leo, VC 8:17 pm. Leave the chores for tomorrow and continue on having fun. Do the things that bring you pleasure. You can make big progress on your artistic and creative projects. Give yourself permission to be lazy and loaf around, take naps, and just daydream part of the day away.

February 22 – Moon in Virgo. This full moon encourages you to be still and listen before you act or speak. You can hear new ways to revise your routines. It’s a day to put more service work into your life. Volunteer where you can be of help. Show off your work and be an inspiration to others.

February 23 – Moon in Virgo. Jupiter and the Moon give you a practical way to continue your healing. Spend some time looking at what feels wrong in your life, physically, emotionally, or spiritually, and make a step to correct it. You can sort, tidy, and neaten up your workspace so it becomes more efficient.

February 24 – Moon in Virgo, VC from 9:22 am until 5:41 pm when it enters Libra. It’s a catch up day. Take care of important communications in the early hours and then use the rest of the day to tie up loose ends and bring some projects to completion, or just decide to stop doing them. Make a dinner date with a good friend you haven’t seen in a while.

February 25 – Moon in Libra. You can focus n the aesthetic side of your life, Treat yourself to beauty treatment, or at least get a haircut. Play the peacemaker where needed. Look over legal documents and negotiations. Buy a new piece of art or a stunning photograph to give yourself something new to look at. Do tomorrow’s work today.

February 26 – Moon VC Libra. You can stat the weekend early since you’ll tend to be wasting time. Fulfill some social obligations by hosting a lunch or dinner for a group of friends. You’ll want to be with people you can talk with, the ones who don’t judge you for your odd ideas. You crave mental stimulation and need to explore your insights.

February 27 – Moon in Scorpio. This is the perfect weekend for any kind of retreat. It will feel good to look inside and spend the days in nature, in mediation, or any other kind of spiritual pursuit. You are open and sensitive and vulnerable to other people’s negative emotions. Listen to your inner voice as to what is best for you to do and where to go. Don’t do anything if it feels wrong.

February 28 – Moon in Scorpio. Continue on doing the things that feed your soul. The Sun and Neptune have their annual meeting and bestow spiritual blessings on you as they embrace. Your ESP and other sensitivities are very very strong today. Spend some time by or on or in water to encourage your abilities and calm you down.

February 29 – Moon in Scorpio, VC from 2:55 pm until 6:56 pm when it enters Sagittarius. It is leap day, a day which is important on calendars but has no special astrological significance. You’re work will hum along and you can make good financial moves. Use your enhanced intuition to tell you what to buy and what to save


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You have five days to make your New Year’s resolutions, set your intentions and put things in motion. Mercury goes retrograde on January 5 and remains so until January 25. He travels backwards from 1 degree of Aquarius to 14 degrees of Capricorn. He will touch Pluto on his journey and set off the longstanding Pluto-Uranus conflict. You will have to rethink matters concerning your career and examine your ambitions.

Jupiter stops his move through Virgo and turns retrograde on January 7, He has you examine matters concerning work and health.

Read ARLAN’S BLOG for more information on what the planets are doing in 2016. (LINK to Arlan’s website below)

January 1 – Moon in Libra. Start the year in a pleasant mood. The day is perfect for casual socializing with friends and acquaintances. Since Moon’s first contact of the New Year is a favorable one to Mercury, it makes for good conversation. Mercury enters Aquarius tonight to bring your mind to a more theoretical place.

January 2 – Moon in Libra, VC 11:23 am. Take care of important communications, shopping, and making orders in the morning. Use this time to full advantage before Mercury goes retrograde on Tuesday. Relax in the afternoon and make the most of this light party atmosphere. Enjoy music and art.

January 3 – Moon VC Libra, enters Scorpio 2:36 pm. Mars enters Scorpio this morning. Think about your desires and what you want to do this month and this year. Start one or two of those projects this afternoon. You can feel your answers if you sit quietly and empty your mind.

January 4 – Moon in Scorpio. Work long and hard to get things set up on this last day when Mercury is direct. He has already stopped moving so you will feel like you’re shoveling heavy snow, but make the as much progress as you can. You’ll do best doing what you feel personally involved with.

January 5 – Moon in Scorpio, VC 12:47 pm. Mercury turns into retrograde motion at 8:06 am. He is in conflict with Mars and will test how objective you can be when considering a touchy subject. The Sun and Pluto have their annual meeting and tell you to recognize what over and done with and that you need to let go of it. They shake up the status quo and bring upheaval.

January 6 – Moon in Sagittarius. Today is the calm between two stormy days. Take time to process what happened yesterday. Get out for a hike, a run, a bike ride, or go to the gym and work out any tension that’s seeped into your body. Find something to study that will keep you interested during the bad weather times.

January 7 – Moon in Sagittarius. The Sun and Uranus are at odds today and you’ll feel their tension. There will be shocks and surprises. Remember that nothing is written in stone and whatever breaks can be fixed. Jupiter stops and starts his retrograde phase late tonight. You’ll lose enthusiasm for some projects and will reevaluate where your life is expanding. Look at your work while you reassess your ambitions and opportunities. Take another look at the choices you have been making.

January 8 – Moon in Capricorn. Mercury enters Capricorn to add to the serious career oriented atmosphere that surrounds you. Venus meets up with Saturn and they show you the bottom line concerning your love life and your money. It’s a good day to work with great focus on making things as perfect as you can make them. Tonight is the dark of the moon.

January 9 – Moon in Capricorn. Today’s new moon ignites the ongoing Pluto-Uranus conflict. You’ll feel like working, not playing this weekend. Find a project that you need to finish and you’ll be happy doing that. Rethink your New Year’s resolutions and make more realistic ones today. It’s a powerful time for affirming self-discipline.

January 10 – Moon in Capricorn, VC from 12:39 pm until 3:23 pm when it enters Aquarius. It’s a day to make things as perfect as you can. Clean up around the house and be ruthless as you get rid of clutter. Visit an elderly friend or relative to have a good conversation and learn from their wisdom.

January 11 – Moon in Aquarius, VC 8:09 pm. Start the workweek by taking one aspect of your work, either an unfinished project, or something you’ve been putting aside, and decide if you will continue with it. Go through piles of paper and discard what you don’t need. Brainstorm with a colleague to look for different ways to approach old problems.

January 12 – Moon VC Aquarius, enters Pisces 6:53 pm .A day when the Moon is VC all day during a Mercury retrograde phase is a day to be an introvert. Spend as much time as you can inside your mind. Look at your thoughts from an objective perspective but don’t act on any of them. Catch up on the reading you need to do for your job.

January 13 – Moon in Pisces. Today is one of the lucky days in the year. The Sun and Jupiter laugh as they tell you to go ahead and take a well thought out risk. There are blessings for any medical procedure that you need to do. Buy a plant to keep something green in your home or office. Soak in a bubble bath.

January 14 – Moon in Pisces, VC from 11:31 am until 9:48 pm when it enters Aries. Today is the middle of Mercury’s current retrograde period. If you listen, he will feed your mind with innovative ideas that can advance your career. Do your important work in the morning. You need time to just drift this afternoon.

January 15 – Moon in Aries. It will be hard to hold back from rushing ahead and trying out your new plans and schemes. Channel that impatient energy into doing something that needs to be done. Let the fact that you’ve been avoiding it be your challenge. You can’t convince anyone else of anything today, so avoid confrontations.

January 16 – Moon in Aries, VC 6:36 pm. Give the day over to fun ways of expending energy. Go skiing, hiking, riding, running, or what ever makes you feel good. Be sure to get a lot of exercise today and to wear a helmet if your sport requires it. You’ll feel happiest if you strike off on your own for at least part of the day.

January 17 – Moon in Taurus. Relax today and have a truly lazy Sunday. Forget your diet and indulge in your favorite foods. Think about your possessions and which ones give you joy and which ones feel stagnant. You’ll see what you need versus what you want. Pamper your body with perfumes and good sex.

January 18 – Moon in Taurus. There’s an inspiration for creating and enjoying art and music. You’ll see and find value when you shop. Go to antique stores, thrift shops, and online auctions to find treasures. You can make some smart decision about your finances although you still need to wait a week before you can implement them.

January 19 – Moon in Gemini. Be sure to double-check everything you write before you send it. It is easy to talk before you think and to have your fingers mistype your words. Mercury is mettling with your communications though he encourages you to do some creative writing, the kind that you don’t have to share. Today is the last day of Capricorn.

January 20 – Moon in Gemini. The Sun enters Aquarius at 10:28 am. The element of air takes over now and you can enjoy the life of the mind as we hunker down and move into the depths of winter. Open yourself to embrace new concepts. Seek out something to study and learn about that has been an unknown to you. Reread your emails and texts before you send them. Mercury is playing with your autocorrect.

January 21 – Moon VC Gemini, enters Cancer 8:28 am. Spend today and tomorrow cleaning up anything that feels unfinished in your relationships with your family. It’s a good day to check your boundaries with family members and also your co-workers. You my need more distance to let your mind run free.

January 22 – Moon in Cancer. Mercury meets up with Pluto today and they show you the truth you have been denying. They force you to say the thoughts you haven’t wanted to speak. It’s a good day for examination of your mind and rethinking your opinions. You can gain powerful insights if you let go of the safe thoughts.

January 23 – Moon VC Cancer, enters Leo 2:21 pm. Spend the morning cleaning and discarding and recycling things around the house. Make a list of what needs to be fixed. Venus enters Capricorn and she wants to help you with these tasks. The full moon occurs in the early evening. This is the party moon so be sure to get out and have some fun.

January 24 – Moon in Leo. Have a last-day-before-Mercury-turns-direct gathering with friends and trade funny stories of events over the past three weeks. Do something special with the kids, something they’ve been asking for. Buy gifts for your loved ones. Take care of any semi-important business today that can’t wait until Tuesday.

January 25 – Moon VC Leo. Mercury goes direct at 4:40 pm. You have to be patient since you can’t start anything today. Take a personal day if you can. Have an impromptu party at work. It’s a day for a long lunch hour. Play your favorite games indoors and outside. It should be a happy day.

January 26 – Moon in Virgo. Now you can start to clean up, put things in order, and move forward with your plans. Take a deep breath and focus your thoughts and get working. Once you get going you won’t want to stop and can work late into the night. Make a new diet plan, it’s time to start eating well.

January 27 – Moon in Virgo, VC 7:11 pm. It’s another good day to get organized and prepared for the coming months. Y You can see both the big and little picture today. You can correct any mistakes you may have made during the past three weeks and be ready to move on to new projects. Decide on the volunteer work you want to do. Make appointments with your doctor, your dentist, and your vet.

January 28 – Moon VC Virgo, enters Libra 9:59 am. Things go well today and there’s ease in doing business and making negotiations. You can find compromises to thorny issues. It’s a good day to seek legal advice if you need any. Shop for items to bring color and balance into your home and office.

January 29 – Moon in Libra, VC 8:34 pm. There are a lot of thoughts and ideas floating around in the air and they are available to download. If you can quiet your mind you can make good decisions today. Do the things today that you want to do tomorrow, including shopping and seeing friends. You want to have some social contact , even if it’s just meeting someone for lunch.

January 30 – Moon VC Libra. Take a mini-vacation and just do what you want to do. Mercury meets up with Pluto again to and they show you a clearer version of the truth. They want to know what you are planning to do with the new insights they gave you last week. Have some relaxing time with good friends.

January 31 – Moon in Scorpio. This is the day to do the chores and focus on tasks that you need to do around the house. You’ll find the things you misplaced when Mercury was retrograde. Have a passionate session with your lover. Enjoy a good detective novel or video tonight.

Arlan Wise .com