February’s planets help you solve problems and improve your life

My goal is to help people understand themselves and others better, solve their problems, improve their lives and prepare for their futures through astrological and Feng Shui counseling. My hope is that the following will help you create a life full of understanding, happiness and fulfillment.

There will be lots of good planetary energies happening this month. Don’t waste them.

We can work with planetary energies. Remember that the old cliché, “Timing is everything,” has merit.

If you are having problems with relationships or career matters, be sure to read the very last entry that starts, “Feeling stuck…”

The following is information about where the planets will be during the month of February 2010. The positions of the planets will affect everyone to a greater or lesser degree, depending upon the person’s individual birth and yearly astrological charts. (For more information about birth and yearly charts, please visit my Web site: www.DianneLawson.com.)

Be with friends, work toward goals and try new things January 20 through February 18
The Sun in Aquarius (with Mercury, Venus and Neptune part of the time in that sign, also) makes this a good time to be with friends and acquaintances and in groups of like-minded people. The Sun conjoins (is about 0 degrees from) Venus the first three days of the month, making it nice for your social life and buying clothes and expensive items. Not many people know it, but Aquarius is connected to hopes, goals and aims, so this is a good time to make and work toward goals. Aquarius is original and unpredictable, so try new ways of doing things.

Lots of energy from January 25 through February 2
The Sun opposes (is about 180 degrees from) Mars, bringing extra energy. Channel this energy wisely and you can accomplish much in a short period of time. Don’t channel it wisely and you could be accident prone and argumentative.

Be creative February 3 through 7
Mercury sextiles (is about 60 degrees from) Uranus bringing opportunities for original, creative and unusual communications and travel. You have to create these opportunities; they are not likely to come knocking on your door. Mercury rules communication and travel. Uranus rules computers, technology and new ideas. Put them together and see what you come up with.

Get Rid of Clutter from 10:56 a.m. February 4 through 6:03 p.m. February 6
As a Feng Shui consultant, I am happy to tell you that the Moon in Scorpio is an excellent time to get rid of clutter in your homes, offices and lives. If you don’t love it, need it or use it, get rid of it. Don’t waste your energy on things that don’t help you live the life you want. Of course, this refers to physical objects, but also refers to mental and emotional debris.

Great for hard work and study February 8 through February 16
Mercury trines (is about 120 degrees from) Saturn. This is a great time for work of all kinds, especially mental. Writers, stock up on paper. Students should work hard to achieve great results and good grades. Mars joins this planetary configuration and opposes (is about 180 degrees) from Mercury from the 9th to the 16th, adding even more planetary energy to getting work completed.

Pay attention to home and family until July 21
The second solar eclipse of last year occurred on July 21 at 29 degrees of Cancer and will continue to have an effect for about a year after that date. This indicates that people will have to spend more time and energy on home, family, dependency needs and security needs. These areas will be in a state of flux and will need more attention given to them. Take care of home repairs as soon as you can before they grow into larger problems. Many people will experience significant changes in their families. Devote more time to home and family to use this energy in a wise way.

Career highlighted until January 15, 2011
The first solar eclipse of 2010 occurred on January 15 at 25 degrees of Capricorn and will continue to have an effect for about a year after that date. This indicates that people will have to spend more time and energy on their connections with the outer world, which usually means career, status and reputation. Many people will experience changes in their careers. It is a great time to stop and think about what you really want in your connection to the outer world and career and then work toward making it happen.

Mercury retrograde affects you from December 26 until February 4, 2010
Under Mercury retrograde (in apparent backward motion through the signs of the zodiac as seen from the Earth), take extra care while communicating with others. Signing important contracts to buy expensive items, applying for or starting a new job, or sending a manuscript to a new publisher may come to naught, have to be redone, or be short-lived. If you travel when Mercury is retrograde, make allowances for changes in schedules and allow extra time to arrive.
Mercury also rules telephones, computers, printers, machines and cars, so have these checked out to do everything you can to have them in good running order.
Some people feel the effects of Mercury retrograde up to a week before Mercury actually goes retrograde. Many astrologers, including me, wait until Mercury is in the same degree of the zodiac, called the shadow point, as it was before it apparently went in backward motion, before they think the effects of Mercury retrograde are gone.

Retrograde—December 26, 2009 at 8:38 am CST
Direct—January 15, 2010 at 10:52 am CST
Out of Shadow—February 4, 2010 at 12:15 am CST

Lots of otherworldly energy February 11 through March 19
With Venus joining Jupiter and Uranus in the sign Pisces on February 11, and the Sun entering Pisces on February 19 through March 19, there is a heavy emphasis on the sign Pisces. Mercury joins them March 1 through March 17, adding more Piscean energy. Pisces has an affinity for the arts, spirituality and otherworldly matters. Some will take this time to zone out and not get much done. Others will use it for artistic and spiritual matters including serving others.

Not good for pursuits in the physical world, but good for spiritual and artistic pursuits from February 24 through March 2
Mercury conjoining Neptune brings confused and fuzzy thinking. This is not a good time to sign contracts or make major life decisions, as your judgment may be poor, or you may not have all the information you need. It is a good time for spiritual, psychic and artistic pursuits, including writing poetry, songs and fiction. It is also good for reading fiction and fantasy and attending movies and theater performances.

Report card time for relationships through April 7, 2010
Saturn, the Great Teacher, gives us grades to let us know how we are doing. As Saturn entered Libra, the sign of relationships and marriage, on October 29, where it will remain until April 7, 2010, Saturn will be letting us know how we have been handling our relationships. If we have chosen the people in our lives wisely and have been working on our relationships, we will feel happy with them. If our relationships are not what we would like for them to be, now is the time to decide if they are worth saving, and if they are, what we need to do to get them on a better footing. If adjustments are needed, now is the time to make them. Many people are reassessing how to be responsible to themselves, as well as to others. Some relationships will dissolve when people realize that they cannot be true to themselves and stay in particular relationships. Saturn can be the planet of loneliness. If you are lonely, you should get to work and find the relationships that you want. You may also want to spend time alone and think about why you are lonely. Have you been picking the wrong relationships? Have you been too eager to rush into relationships, ignoring warning signs?

Feeling blocked, stuck and frustrated through April 15, 2010
Saturn squares (is about 90 degrees from) Pluto, indicating necessary changes. The square means it probably won’t be easy, but the square can also mean drive, energy and strength. Use this energy to work toward achieving what you want. For many people, this aspect will be the one that has the most influence on them this month. If you have points in your birth astrology chart in the first few degrees of a Cardinal sign—Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn—you may be feeling the effects of this aspect strongly. Saturn squaring Pluto indicates there may be times of feeling like you are pushing a heavy object uphill with no end in sight. Saturn was exactly 90 degrees from Pluto on November 15 and will stay in square aspect with Pluto through April 15, 2010. Efforts seem difficult with little payoff. We have to keep plugging away, even though the progress seems slow.
This aspect has kept me incredibly busy as an astrologer with people having relationship and work-related problems. Saturn is in Libra, which is the sign that rules marriage and relationships. Pluto is in Capricorn, which rules career. Saturn is the planet that brings lessons to be learned. For many people it is one of the hardest planets to work with. It brings you exactly what you need to learn and it also will bring what you have earned. Pluto brings transformation.
The best way to get through this transit is to look realistically at what is going on in your life and make necessary changes. Are your relationships the way you want them to be? Are you happy with your career? If not, it is time to get busy and create them the way that will make you happy. It will be easier if you are thoughtful and take responsibility for your life. If you put in the work, make needed changes and are willing to transform yourself into a new and better you, this aspect can help you better your life and make it fit who you really are.

I hope this is beneficial to you. Let me know if I can be of any other help. Dianne Lawson 785/232-2836 Cappie0113@aol.com www.DianneLawson.com

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Dianne Lawson has been a professional astrologer since 1973. She has helped thousands of people live more successfull and happier lives. Please see her Web site: www.DianneLawson.com for more infomation about her and to sign up for her e-mail list giving FREE astrological and Feng Shui infomation.