PISCES – Sensitive & Sociable
This month the Sun moves into tropical Pisces at the New Moon on the 19th, which is of course the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Goat. Pisces, the Fishes, is our featured Sign of the month. The twelfth sign of the Zodiac, Pisces is ruled by fortunate Jupiter and new age astrologers have also assigned Neptune to this role, though traditional masters of the art do not. Dreamy Pisces is the exaltation of Venus, the goddess of love and artistic sensibility. It is a water sign, so Pisces people are creative, sensitive and deeper than they appear on the surface, although they can be emotionally vulnerable, clingy and rather melancholic. Other-wordly, ultra-sensitive and intuitive, they really need to be needed. Fantasy prone and alive in the world of their vivid imagination, Pisceans nevertheless suffer from fear of rejection and low self-esteem (although they hide this well in their efforts to create the ideal, loving environment for their loved ones). Read about Pisces and all the other signs right here on our website: http://astroscope.me/pisceslink.html
Since it’s the time of the Chinese New Year, we thought that a visit to the Chinese Zodiac Animals would be fun! Richard Giles tells us that the Chinese Zodiac is based on the Lunar Year, while Western Astrology is based on the Solar Year, so the two do not exactly coincide. That’s why there’s a different new year for them! Do you know your Zodiac Animal? You’ll find a free Zodiac Animal calculator in the article, too. The Zodiac Animals form the underlying basis of this ancient system, but bear in mind that there is much more to it than appears from the simple Animal Characters. Check out the Chinese Zodiac Animals, with a brief analysis of their meanings, plus the years in which they rule: Chinese Zodiac http://astroscope.me/chinesezodiac.html
2015: Chinese New Year of the Goat!
The Chinese Year of the Goat is also known as the Year of the Sheep, or the Year of the Ram. Really it should be the Year of the Horned Beast, because that’s a more accurate translation of the character “Yang” , but there you go — Sheep, Goat or Ram, it’s the biggest holiday in the world, and is also associated with the biggests human migration, as millions of Chinese people head home to spend the New Year’s holiday with their families. Gosh! The Lunar New Year in 2015 is a Wood Year that formally commences on Thursday February 3, beginning the new Zodiac animal cycle of the Woody Goat. Chinese tradition always employs both a Solar and Lunar calendar. Using the Solar calendar, the New Year starts on 4th February, because each February marks the beginning of the traditional Chinese calendar year. Due to the size of their population, this calendar is probably the one most followed in the world, but the New Moon day of the 19th of February marks the official Lunar New Year celebration day in 2015, when the dragons and fireworks come out into the streets of Chinatown—and the people party on! Click to read more on the coming Chinese Year of the Goat. http://astroscope.me/woodgoat1.html
Feng Shui Your House and Business in 2015.
Richard Giles, astrologer and feng shui expert, reminds us that the Flying Star numbers change each year and that in order to maintain the best and most prosperous living environment, we need to adjust it to maximise the beneficial chi and minimise the antagonistic chi. The best way to do this is to have a consultation with a practitioner in your neighbourhood, but here are a few pointers, according to the energies of the coming Year of the Goat. Read clues on how to Feng Shui Your House! http://astroscope.me/fengshuihouse2015.html
Oimelc, the Quickening.
Neil Giles, our Celtic expert, tells us that the festival that follows Samhain in the Celtic calendar is Oimelc (pronounced Im-melg). At Oimelc (a.k.a. Imbolc or Candlemas), Brigid, the ancient Irish goddess of the hearth, fire, craft and poetry was invited to visit and bless each house for the coming season of spring and summer. Her blessings would quicken the life force, bringing creative power to the land and the hearth and to the minds, hearts and spirits of the people. Later, Oimelc became known as Brigantia, the festival of Brigid. Traditionally, women would gather at Brigantia and ascend into the skies on magical horses, brooms made of Rowan, Ash and Birch. They would fly to the mountain tops and join in circle to honour the Lady, Anu, Queen of the Heights whose ecstatic whirling dance brought the lightning and storms to cleanse the face of the earth and quicken the soil for the life to come in spring and summer. Click to read more about Oimelc. http://astroscope.me/celtfire3.html
Mike Nichols explains that February 2 marks the celebration of the ancient festival of Imbolc, at the cross-quarter day known in Christian times as Candlemas, or St Brigit’s Day. The holiday is also called “Brigit’s Day”, in honor of the great Irish Goddess Brigit. At her shrine, the ancient Irish capitol of Kildare, a group of nineteen priestesses (no men allowed) kept a perpetual flame burning in her honor. She was considered a Goddess of fire, patroness of smithcraft, poetry, and healing (especially the healing touch of midwifery). This tripartite symbolism was occasionally expressed by saying that Brigit had two sisters, also named Brigit. (Incidentally, another form of the name Brigit is Bride, and it is thus she bestows her special patronage on any woman about to be married or handfasted, the woman being called “bride” in her honor.) Nowadays, it’s also celebrated in New England as Groundhog Day! Click to read more about Imbolc. http://astroscope.me/imbolc.html
Rob Tillett looks at the history and meaning of Candlemas (February 2) and how it ties in with the ancient pagan festival of Imbolc, or Oimelc, celebrating the cross-quarter day marking the first stirrings of spring. This day is also linked with the worship of Brigid, the primeval goddess, marked in the modern age by St Bride’s Day, February 1. In the Christian Calendar, February 2 marks the presentation of the baby Jesus to the Temple, a rite of purification held 40 days after the festival of his birth (Dec. 25). This is Candlemas, a major Christian Feast, one of the “cross-quarter days”, marking the mid-point between the solstice (Christmas) and the equinox (Easter). Click to read about Candlemas. http://astroscope.me/candlemas.html
Goddess Wild Card
Suzanna presents our Goddess Wild Card reading for each sign, revealing a new slant on the month ahead. This monthly Goddess Wildcard is her reading of the Goddess cards as they relate to your Sun sign. See what the cards say about the energies surrounding your sign in the month ahead. Check out what is in store for you in our Goddess Wild for February! http://astroscope.me/goddesswild.html
It’s the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Goat (or Ram) this month, just as Venus and Mars enter fiery Aries (the Ram), so good wishes for us all. The Goat Year begins at the New Moon on the 19th, but each month, week and day also has meaning. With this in mind here are my daily forecasts for Feb., so you can check out what is in store for you in my Daily Horoscopes for February. http://astroscope.me/future.html
Your Month Ahead in February
Suzanna Collins has given us her forecasts into the month ahead. And what detail! Predicting the future using the horoscope is one of the traditional uses of Astrology, and horoscopes are used by millions today, as a reliable guide and forecasting tool for future trends and tendencies. Mercury turns direct; Venus and Mars enter Aries at the New Moon on the 19th marking the beginning of the Lunar New Year of the Goat. And that’s just for starters! Check out Suzanna’s Monthly Horoscopes for February. http://astroscope.me/monthscope.html
Tarotscopes for February, by Lili Rosace
It’s February already and Time is foretold by the Tarot. The Tarot is a mystical book, a set of archetypal symbols, clarifying the cosmic tendencies so that we may better understand ourselves and our roles in the world. Lili Rosace is our beautiful Tarot Card Reader here at AstroScope Me, so you will appreciate her views on relationships, career and finances and soul as viewed through the lens of the Tarot. Wise Lili as usual brings a reading of the energy surrounding your Sun Sign over the month ahead, detailing your relationships, romance, career and overall outlook. Read and enjoy Lili’s Tarotscopes for February. http://astroscope.me/tarotmonthscope.html
Way of the Water-Bearer!
Aquarius, the sign of determined intellect, unorthodox relationships and brotherly love, is the eleventh sign of the tropical zodiac. As we celebrate the ingress into Aquarius at the New Moon on Jan. 20, we are focused on exploring the deep and fascinating world of astrology and relationships. Aquarius, the Water-Bearer, our featured Sign of the month has a thoughtful, intelligent approach, but loves to take things to the limit, especially along little-known pathways. Charming, exciting and unpredictable, yet somehow strangely detached from the proceedings, Aquarians are one of the zodiac’s most eccentric personalities. They look for the unusual and challenging, while at the same time seeking romance, tenderness and understanding in their relationships. Aquarians love to experiment and often find themselves in steamy situations, yet they do seek stable long-term relationships and will commit themselves firmly to their loved ones. Read about Aquarius and all the other signs right here on our website. http://astroscope.me/aquariuslink.html