Go to February 29!

How was your February 29, a day that exists once every four years?

Some spiritual disciplines say that time is a construct. If so, February 29 should be demonstration of that principle as those born on February 29 don’t really have a “birthday” for 75% of their life. And it’s no surprise that this day-that-isn’t (or wasn’t) is in the sign of Pisces, the mutable water and last sign of the zodiac known for taking shit that other signs ricochet right back into the face of the shitter.

But Pisces as the sign of sacrifice allows itself to contain this faux day so that the earth, air and fire signs can have an even and consistent “year.” Here is Pisces again appeasing the worldly who think that the structural needs of commerce and religious rites outweigh a fluid and flexible response to life. The sun and moon are always available to help keep cyclical time – who needs a calendar thingy?

Imagine, if you will, a fire sign (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius) born on a day that doesn’t exist. A fire sign would probably take advantage of the missing day by having a two-day birthday party from February 28 – March 1 (and three-day on leap year). Air signs (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius) would decide each year when to have a birthday and potentially alter the date based on age-related needs. Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn) would choose one day or the other for the birthday all the while discouraging multi-day celebrations (too much to clean up) and explaining the entire day that it’s not their “real” birthday. The other two water signs (Cancer and Scorpio) would probably spend every three years complaining how they got the short end of the birthday stick.

Since we’re in the depths of our imaginations, let’s go further and imagine that the Democratic primary that occurred yesterday did not exist. Oh my, this is exciting. Now imagine, if you can, that we move the presidential election to February 29 and due to the day not existing the following year the election results fall into a black hole of time and come out the other end as a free and open democracy.

I think I hear John Lennon calling (photo from nme.com):

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace, you

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world, you

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Neptune in Pisces

Neptune has been in Pisces since 2011. Neptune rules Pisces so it’s a burst of Pisces energy. Notice how Piscean Mr. Rogers is posthumously become the object of admiration by those who may have never watched his television show.

Around the time Neptune moved into Pisces (it has a 15-year cycle), the other two outer planets changed signs. In the same year, Uranus went into Aries. Three years earlier, Pluto went into Capricorn.

Pluto in Capricorn in 2008 describes the world economic crisis that occurred due to an unstable financial structure and excessive hedging. This year, 2020, Saturn and Jupiter are also in Capricorn so I’ve been expecting this year to be the big Authoritarian Showdown with more draconian authoritarian measures or a great rebellion against excessive control (which now it appears will have to wait until 2023 when Pluto enters Aquarius).

Uranus is now in Taurus which like Capricorn is an earth sign and leads to thoughts of earth changes including with commerce, money and property.

This is all occurring, I believe. But as the year progresses, I’m noticing more and more that Neptune is in the foreground, the movie screen that projects the images of the realities behind it. And like all image, it’s not the thing itself. Images are projected for many reasons: inspiration, entertainment, enlightenment and fear.

Neptune is our connection to the source and the sign in which is travels indicates what makes us feel connected. Neptune in Pisces says connection is through feeling, emotion, empathy and intuition. It’s not through book learning, facts and figures. Neptune in Pisces is the purest connection; no intermediaries.

As the Democratic primaries are in their peak – much is finalized as early as March – there has been much to diffuse the energy of this primary season – broken voting systems, impeachment hearings and now a global pandemic. Neptune in Pisces is diverting the energy of the voting season with emotional draws to other areas of focus.

A pandemic is Neptunian in this sense because there are no real boundaries to illness; this is where politics (Capricorn) has no role and countries must work as one. It’s also Neptunian in that it’s difficult to trace the origins of a new illness. It’s Neptunian because it causes emotional reaction which distorts facts and communication.

Neptune is always at play in politics evoking emotional rather than rational responses – called pathos. This year pathos might be used to cover a great deal of earthly reality that is represented by Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Pluto in earth signs. There is much earth and body change occurring right now on an individual level and global level. Neptune in Pisces carries the very empathetic and connected response that we need to make positive physical and tangible changes.

Earth and water are friends in astrology. They complement each other. Earth builds the house and water makes it a home. Earth buys the vegetables, cuts them up and water makes them into a meal. Earth provides the setting and water makes it memorable. Earth and water together are secure and warm. Together they are a night by the fire without worries about survival. Together they are this Norman Rockwell painting Tea Time.

This is a great time to bring earth and water together to create “home” on earth rather than seeing the earth as thing to be used and emotions as energies to be manipulated.

Go to February 29!

Another saying from the world of self-help is that it’s never too late to have a happy childhood — another play on time and emotions.

Is time simply emotion?

We know that when we’re happy time “flies.” When we’re bored, it slows.

If our election year breeds increasing amounts of fear and division, maybe we can move Election Day to February 29. All those running for office can drop into the non-existent day and fade out of our time-space continuum; those that remain on March 1 can begin the election cycle again aligned to the real and true needs of the earth and the emotional needs of the people upon it.

Those that want to manipulate emotions and distort reality can go to February 29.

About ohioastrology

I'm just another soul trying to make sense of the world. As I've grown, so has my understanding of astrology. I'd like to communicate that astrology is not occult and not fortune-telling but that it is a fluid, creative description of the life we choose to live.
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