Sun conjunct Neptune

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The Sun and Neptune came together in Pisces in exact conjunction very early this morning at 2:18am. Neptune, known as the God of the Sea, represents the depths of the mind, a deep subconscious ocean, and is linked to intuition, dreams, fantasies, and sometimes unfortunately delusions and deception. With the Sun hitting Neptune, it brings things to light. The subconscious rises to a level of consciousness and awareness.

This conjunction is significant because the sign Pisces is ruled by Neptune. Therefore it’s a powerful transit that I believe not only allows us to dream, but also gives us the power to turn our dreams into reality. Use this energy to your advantage. I am a firm believer that our thoughts shape our reality. If you truly believe in your dreams, nothing is impossible.

We are in a very fluid, water-focused period, with the Sun as well as a Stellium (many planets) in Pisces. Plus the Sun’s counterpart, the Moon, ruler of Cancer, is now traveling through Cancer. The Moon also represents the subconscious on a more emotional level. My best advice is to ride the waves and go with the flow of where this transit leads you. Do not be surprised if you experience very deep or vivid dreams during this time. You may also find that your intuition is particularly sensitive and keen right now. Listen to your gut, it may be trying to tell you something.

With Sun conjunct Neptune, we may discover truths but also uncover lies or deceptions. Things we believed were true, may no longer be reality. That is the downside of Neptune and Pisces. It can bring disappointment, and we may become disillusioned and lose faith in humanity or the plans we have for our future. However, if we dig a little bit deeper, we will uncover a valuable message, a gem in disguise, a diamond in the rough. To find our true selves and our true purpose, we must dig deep. We have to be willing to let go of the illusion, the plans we’ve fooled ourselves to pursue, so that we can discover our real dreams. And in order to make those dreams come true, we must step out of the depths of our own fears and insecurities and truly believe in ourselves.

My wish for everyone during this transit is that you to find that sunken treasure buried deep in the ocean of your souls. May your dreams become reality.

Valentine’s Day Forecast

Missing out on Valentine’s Day this year? Cupid might give you a second chance!

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With Venus trine Jupiter and sextile Moon, and with the Sun also sextile Moon, the stage is set for romance, and our sensuality, desires, and emotions are magnified. We’re ready to be pampered and loved on this special day; however, with Venus square Saturn, the energy is womp womp womp… it’s like getting all dressed up with no where to go. Don’t be surprised if things don’t go exactly as planned. Moon is conjunct Eris, goddess of discord and chaos, so Valentine’s Day could be hit or miss this year. Could be perfect or could be disaster. Keep reading though… things do get better…

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The chart above is for February 14th, Valentine’s Day. Note the tension with Venus square Saturn, plus a lot of tension between Jupiter and that big mess of stuff in the 10th House (Mercury, Mars, Chiron, Neptune, Sun), amplifying all of it.

Never fear, Cupid is near! Very near, in fact, the asteroid Eros, also known as Cupid in Roman mythology (not to be confused with Eris, goddess of discord and chaos) is actually only 2 degrees away from the Sun with lovely Venus chasing not too far behind 11 degrees away. Eros, the son of Mars and Venus, is irresistible and passionate, representing sexual love and desire. The word ‘erotic’ comes from Eros. Transiting Eros can indicate an attraction to someone and could mean a new love affair. It’s all about the chase, so men, if you want her, now’s the time to turn on your charm. We all know, once hit with Cupid’s arrow, love is blind. If it’s meant to be, it will be.

Eros and the Sun are traveling together in the sky and will be moving from cool, detached Aquarius to dreamy, romantic Pisces. Saturn goes into retrograde on Monday, February 18th, and by Tuesday, the Venus-Saturn tension will finally break, all leading up to Wednesday, February 20th, when Eros and the Sun will be perfectly conjunct, both uniting at exactly 2 degrees and 14 minutes. Yes, exactly 2-14, Valentine’s Day! That is no coincidence. Use that energy to your benefit. This could be your second chance at Valentine’s Day. When Eros and the Sun meet, two people can come together and sparks can fly. It’s a competitive push and pull kind of energy. The Sun wants to shine independently on it’s own, and Eros wants to unite physically as one. Eros is love and affection, but also a desire for physical, sexual consummation. This could be your special day. You just might get laid! 😉

Below is a chart for February 20th. Note the beautiful grand trine (blue triangle) between the Sun/Eros, the Moon, and Saturn. And also note the lovely trine between Venus and the Moon. Venus is free to love without restriction, no longer squared by Saturn, releasing all the tension that’s been building up over the past week or so. Love freely everyone! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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