Star Wisdom: Planet Mars Energizes Our Dreams


stars4Warrior planet Mars spends the month in visionary Pisces, energizing our dreams. Mercury stations retrograde in Pisces on Feb. 23, urging us to slow down and connect to the Divine within us.

Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)…Give yourself time to dream this month. With your ruling planet Mars in your 12th House, your subconscious is being triggered now. This is a great vibe for art, meditation and vision questing. Wait until your birthday to launch any bold moves out into the world.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)…People are exceptionally interested in what you’re doing this month, especially where your career and creativity are concerned. Make sure to get out and spend time with people of like mind. You could make at least one key connection or gain entry into a very helpful community or group, but you must make yourself available.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)…With energy planet Mars entering your career house on the 1st, devote this month to your life’s work. Whatever is most important to you, that’s where you need to put your energy. Oh, and don’t waste time doubting your direction or editing yourself. You can make any needed corrections once Mercury goes retro on the 23rd.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)…Limber up your writing hand and buy a batch of fresh notebooks; a channel of wisdom opens up for you this month that could blow your mind, restore your faith, and rearrange your reality. This is a supremely creative vibration that reminds you that you are the artist of your own life.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)…With Venus hanging out in your partnership house all month long you’re very attractive to potential partners, both romantic and business. You may have to let go of a relationship you’ve outgrown at the New Moon on the 9th to make room for something better. And it’s important to be very clear in your agreements now. If it doesn’t make clear sense, wait until March to sign off on it.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)…It all boils down to relationships this month. The other people in your life bring you a parade of experiences ranging from mystical love to the venal, catty, and downright weird. Your tongue is tarter than usual, too, so watch your words. A promising career opportunity at the Virgo Full Moon may require you to do some hand-holding or boundary-setting.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)…You are positively driven this month, so make sure to build time into your busy schedule for exercise, yoga, or some other physical activity that gets your blood pumping and takes your mind off your work. With your ruling planet Venus in your 5th House all month, you also need to have fun. I think this is what they mean by “work hard, play hard.”

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)…Part of you wants to just hang out at home, but another part of you needs to PLAY. Hey, isn’t it great to remember that you can do both…at the same time? Seriously, though, with five planets in your creativity house, it’s time to set your inner child free. Paint, write, sing, color, build towers out of blocks. The more time you spend playing, the better the rest of your life will go.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)…With Mars in your 4th House all month long, you need a project to work on while you’re at home. Even if it’s just painting the spare bedroom, keeping your hands busy frees your mind to sift through the memories and emotions flooding through you this month. And you very well could experience a major epiphany regarding a parent or family pattern!

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)…You’ve got good money mojo all month long, with lucky Venus hanging out in your income sector. The New Moon on the 9th asks you to get clear about the money or resources you need in order to follow your bliss. You’re very compassionate this month but your thinking may not be as precise as usual, so be prudent. Wait until Mercury goes direct in March before signing any important contracts.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)…You’re looking good, with Venus in your sign all month. People want to partner with you and opportunity seems to seek you out, if you’re open to it. The New Moon in your sign on the 9th asks you to get clear on who you are and who you want to be in the year ahead. Be willing to acknowledge a part of your identity that isn’t serving you any more and step into your Authentic Self.

Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)…With warrior planet Mars in your sign all month, your challenge is to focus your intention and energy on what means the most to you. You know you’ve got something great in the works, so give yourself time to tune in to what the world needs. P.S. Your project probably won’t be ready for prime time until Mercury returns to direct motion in March.

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D.K. Brainard
D.K. Brainard, M.A., C.H., is a writer, musician, astrologer and certified hypnotherapist who specializes in helping clients identify where they are on their own Hero's Journey and take appropriate steps to reconnect with their soul/Higher Self/creative unconscious. To carry out this work, D.K. uses the tools of astrology, energy work, compassion, and hypnotic shared exploration of limiting identity states and desired goal states. For more on the eclipses and free weekly horoscopes each Monday, visit his website:


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