Friday February 28th 2003
- edited by Bernard Fitzwalter
This week in Astro News:
~ Mercury, Venus and Mars changes ~
~ AstroDiary ~
WHY is February only 28 days long? It’s because of the
ancient Roman calendar – based on lunar cycles, and started
on the new moon in March. This made the years uneven in length,
so February was lengthened or shortened to suit. Sometimes
it had only 24 days! The modern solar calendar keeps it steady
at 28 or 29.
Three planets change signs in the next few
days. Mercury moves from Aquarius into Pisces, Venus moves
into Aquarius out of Capricorn, and Mars moves into Capricorn,
just after Venus has left.
The planets provide background mood for us. This mood changes
according to how the planets react to the signs they are in.
Mercury enjoys being in Aquarius, because it is a thinking-and-talking
planet, and Aquarius is a very crisp and logical sign. Mercury
is much less happy in Pisces – in fact, he is at his weakest
here. Pisces is much less logical, and more emotional, so
Mercury finds himself getting bogged down. What this means
is that politicians speaking with Mercury in Pisces say things
which are less clearly argued, and rely on emotion rather
than facts for their impact.
Venus’ affections are cooled in Aquarius, as they were in
Capricorn, so there’s no real change there, but Mars in Capricorn
is massively different from the way he was in Sagittarius.
Mars in Capricorn is at his strongest, able to throw his weight
around. He is god of war, remember, and in Capricorn he has
both the authority and the opportunity he has been waiting
for. A strong Mars and a Mercury that can’t think straight
are a destabilising combination in world politics.
with Adam Smith
Monday (Mar 3): From Grail Romance to Revelations, Cat Cox.
Astrological Lodge of London
50 Gloucester Place, W1. 7pm. £6 (£3 members); www.astrolodge.co.uk
Tuesday (Mar 4): Suffolk Astrological Society, Black Boy, Guildhall
Street, Bury St. Edmunds.
“The Synastry Grid”, 7:45pm. £3.50/£2.50. www.earthsea.co.uk/sas
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the births of siblings in the same family. He is looking for sets
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