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MoonCat's Astrology & Tarot - February 2009 











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Happy February!!
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How to Treat your Aquarius


Aquarians are a slippery lot. A fixed Air sign, it may seem that your water-bearing friend is always on a crusade or a mission. Well he is! When the Aquarian gets an idea in his head - there's no way of getting it out unless you come up with a better one. The Aquarian gets involved in a project, then in the wink of an eye he's off to start another. And every project has new, pressing importance.

So why are Aquarians slippery? Because the moment that Uranian lightning bolt strikes your ingenious friend, she will slip right out of your hands! Your Aquarian has the potential to save the planet, convert all her friends to a new religion, or take off on a dangerous adventure of discovery. And danger doesn't get in her way!

Your Aquarius friend or lover needs the freedom to follow inspiration, ideas and dreams. He thrives on communication and travel, excitement and changes, science and technology, the strange and extraordinary. Aquarius lives and breathes for new experiences. They help him to form his very solid opinions on life. You show your friendship best when you give him every opportunity to expand his mind to the fullest.

Also, your Aquarian makes friends wherever she goes, and each one is special in her heart. Understand that her openness is not a threat to you. Give her the freedom to make new and fascinating connections! Better yet, be a part of the adventure....

Feed your Aquarian with respect, friendship, unusual outings, group activities, modern clothes and new ideas. Show interest in his musings. Let her know how bright and intelligent she is. Protect your Aquarian from harm. You will be rewarded with devotion, fun times and a little wildness!!

Image above is from the Xultan Maya Tarot

More on How to Treat your Aquarius - complete article;

How to Treat your Pisces


The Pisces gives love constantly. The moment you withhold love from your Pisces, or treat your Pisces even a little bit harshly, you've opened the door to great sadness . Pisceans don't understand cruelty - even if it comes unwittingly from them. And the sensitive nature of Pisces makes him susceptible to great hurt. If you want to keep him around, be aware of your words and actions, and your Pisces' reaction to them. If he slinks off and hides, you know there's some serious heartache going on!

The Pisces needs compassion, water, creative or spiritual surroundings, an atmosphere of peace and calm, and ample opportunities to show off her many talents and ideas. Pisces loves to learn, and needs to be provided with information and ideas to help keep the creative juices flowing.

So be sure to provide your Pisces with imaginative, uplifting and beautiful entertainment. Don't overwhelm her with frightening images such as one might see in a violent movie. Pisces would rather not dwell on such things, and is much healthier when exposed to natural, peaceful or spiritual imagery.

Feed your Pisces with love and kindness, a sincere interest in his many dreams and ideals, respect for her creations, quiet, secluded outings, romantic conversation and your own spiritual idealism. Wake your sleepy, dreamy night-fish up in the morning, help your Pisces find the way in crowded places, guide him through confusing times and hold her hand while crossing the street. You will be rewarded with a sweet, gentle and unconditional love.

Image above is from the Enochian Tarot

More on How to Treat your Pisces - complete article;

The Hanged Man in the Tarot


The Hanged Man in the Tarot is associated with Pisces.

The Hanged Man
~ Sacrifice ~
I love the way this card shows a cat, softly resting on the Hanged Man's foot - as if to comfort him through his ordeal. Is he being punished for something? The symbolism in this archetype is rich and deep, and found in nearly every mythological and religious tradition, yet this is one of the simplest cards to interpret in a reading. Sacrifice... the Hanged Man is giving up something dear to him, in this case maybe even his life. His reasons can be many or few - but ultimately, he is letting go of certain needs or desires in order to fulfill the needs of another, or group of others.

This is Martin Luther King going to jail for staging a sit- in, and finally losing his life to further the cause of racial equality. This is Jesus on the Cross - dying for our sins. This is Prometheus who is punished by the gods for giving us fire. This is Ghandi - leading countless others into deadly situations to make a stand for justice. These heroes KNEW they would be severely judged and punished. They knew they would suffer, yet their sacrifices had immeasurable value for those higher values they served - and they found the strength to go through with great pain in order to change the world.

We can see the shadow of the Hanged man in the alcoholic who gives up drinking to save her marriage, the entertainer who puts his career on the line to stand up for a cause, the mother who gives birth, and gives up work to be with her child, or conversely - who is forced to give up time with her child in order to feed her family.

The artist who gives up a nurturing relationship in order to fulfill his creative drive is sacrificing basic needs in order to make his mark in the world. Then - when he turns around and gives up his creativity to be with loved ones, he is sacrificing once again! The Hanged Man shows up whenever we stop what we're doing to attend to the needs of someone else, and especially when it is painful to give up that necessity, basic drive or comfort. In many ways, he is the exact opposite of the Devil - who serves only his own selfish needs. This archetype represents the power within us to completely surrender some part of self in order to fulfill what we perceive as something greater, or at least temporarily more important. The Devil gives up his soul for some material gain, and the Hanged Man gives up some material gain for his soul. Ultimately, who do you think wins? Certainly the Hanged Man - because he spurns the fleeting comforts of human existence - knowing that our souls go on forever.

The Hanged Man has a cause very dear to his heart, and essential to his soul purpose and evolution. He may be a martyr, but he'll never tell you that. He doesn't look for pity - only understanding and love. If I can accomplish just one thing in life, may it be that I continue to find the courage to keep sacrificing for what I know is right, and also know when to do so... to let go of those things that do not serve my higher purpose in life, and embrace those things that send me soaring closer to sainthood... surely a long way off, but at least I can try!

Image above is from Tarot of the Cat People

Hanged Man in the Tarot - continued - click here to read complete article

The Outer Planets - Chiron, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and the Lunar Nodes
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Uranus in Pisces! ... Uranus will stay in the Sign of the Fish 'til 2011! Spiritual Revolution you say?? Yes, that would describe it well. What can we expect with Uranus in Pisces? Perhaps our ideas about death, sacrifice, the fantastic and impossible, transcendence and service to humanity will take some dramatic and innovative turns. We can hope that humanitarianism will take on new meaning and purpose, and that service to others may become a more integral part of our social order. With this placement, Uranus can become quite reclusive or fanatical. Scientists who may have been hiding out for years in research can bring new and surprising inventions and discoveries into our midst, and Political Messiahs may come out of the woodwork. With Uranus and Neptune in mutual reception - they will rely upon each other more than usual, and herald perhaps a renewed and revolutionary (Uranus) vision for humanity (Neptune) The cost may be a certain amount of turmoil and confusion regarding just where we are going for humanity, and will probably not be without conflict.

Neptune in Aquarius (til 2012) is helping to set our expressions of love and creativity into positive, innovative motion. A change in the prevailing style in movies, fashion and art will be seen in the months and years to come - probably bringing much more in the realm of the unusual, shocking, rebellious, and inter-cultural.

Pluto is in Capricorn now until 2024. The very fabric of society may begin to be re-woven - but not before old structures are dismantled. Capricorn is about authority, success, achievement and social order. Pluto is about death and regeneration. Pluto asks us to dig deep and USE what is best in our world to create something much better. We need to avail ourselves of and share our brightest and most humanistic minds (Uranus in Pisces, Neptune in Aquarius!!), and not descend into blind destructiveness, greed or desperation.

The powerful Neptune/Pluto septile, exact on Dec 1, 2006 and Feb. 21, 2007 will last (going in and out of close orb) into 2011! For those of us who are very creative, tremendous inspiration can bring influential, explosive, mind-blowing creations. In love - the potential for making inspired changes is heightened - yet there also exists the possibility of getting lost in confusion. Avoid falling into a pit of despair, or indulging in self-destructive activities. Getting nowhere fast? Look for Creative and Healthy, Inspired, Loving outlets to save your skin! Get involved in helping others.... this is especially important now! Neptune/Pluto can bring a fanaticism wthat has not been seen since the last such aspect at the beginning of WWII. Yet - this aspect is also very positive for creating lasting, humanitarian changes throughout the world.

The North and South Nodes are now on the Aquarius/Leo axis ('til 8/21/09). This node placement brings positive connections based on love for humanity and the quest for social equality, along with healing in the area of self-love and love for loyalty's sake. This is a good time to examine our motives, use our egos wisely, and take the high road - or face karmic consequences!

Chiron in Aquarius... This archetype of human compassion will be passing nonstop through Aquarius from January 06 til Feb. 2011, bringing a period of higher inspiration in the realm of healing. We may look forward to greater cooperation worldwide in the healing sciences, and perhaps going back to tradition - those time honored ways that our ancestors enjoyed and practiced in harmony with nature. Perhaps we may find more and more "health" foods (ie unaltered and unprocessed) on our grocery shelves, greater acceptance of mind-body healing approaches, and some brave new ideas to surface, too.

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Mewsings from Venus & Mars... February 2009

Mars in Capricorn until 2/4/09 is serious about his future. If you have a difficult New Years Resolution, you just might be able to keep it up. Mars in Capricorn knows how to direct traffic. Best let him do it!

Venus is in Pisces until 2/3. This Venus is sensitive and kind, and more likely to follow her intuitive instincts. She tends to give more than she receives, and must be treated with tenderness!

Mars in Aquarius from 2/4 to 3/15 is unpredictable and wildly adventurous. Males may be more interested in spending time with friends than with family, and plans can change suddenly. Those who depend on divine inspiration are more likely to take real action on their plans.

Venus is in Aries from 2/3 to 4/11. This Venus is impulsive and even aggressive in love, preferring to take charge. She goes well with Mars in Aquarius, the two remaining in harmonious sextile aspect throughout February. This is a great time to brainstorm and follow through on any projects that require courage and risk-taking.


This month most planets remain clustered in Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces, bringing a focus on higher social and spiritual callings. Great ideas may be born, and details handled well with Saturn in Virgo still opposing Uranus. Clashes with authority are more likely, so it's best to practice respect and have patience!

During the first week in February, Venus squares Pluto and Jupiter octiles Uranus. Mars is nearing conjunction with Jupiter, bringing a greater need for intensity and real meaning in relationships - perhaps the desire for a deeper bond. Shallower relationships may become more brittle, and even break.

The second week has Mars octile Uranus, exact on the 12th, which could signal the end of a difficult relationship, and/or a sudden change for the better.

During the third week, Venus sextile Mars/Jupiter (exact 17th, 18th) and octile Neptune brings tremendous positive energy and hope, but keep your eyes wide open, and do not fall prey to unrealistic notions or delusional dreams.

During the fourth week, Mars/Jupiter are biquintile Saturn and octile Pluto. Obstacles can arise in the form of societal or family restrictions, or the undeniable influence of powerful others. Push through those obstacles by paying proper respect, and continuing to practice patience, and restraint when necessary!

~ The Big Guys ~
Jupiter is in Aquarius til 1/18/2010. Lucky, expansive Jupiter will be crossing and re-crossing Chiron and Neptune during 2009, helping to bring us new ideas in spirituality, religious openness, tolerance and healing forms of justice.

Saturn in Virgo 'til July 21, 2010 brings our focus to the things of the earth.. the cleanliness and purity of our physical environment. These coming years can bring a stronger sense of purpose and responsibility within our social institutions, government and from authority figures regarding the sanctity and protection of our mother earth. A wonderful time this can be!! Let's make conscious guardianship of our world the central focus for all we do!

Image above is from the Thoth Tarot

Mewsings from Venus & Mars ~ Future Forecast for Love ~






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