This 6-week period covers the second half of Aquarius and ALL of Pisces and promises to be *calm* compared to what is to come in the next Sacred Season (Spring Equinox), so consider this your *preparation* for major new beginnings ... and all that implies. If you are *ready* for new beginnings, then you have properly prepared, released the past and have a clear vision of what you would like to create next for your life and the world. If you are resisting the changes already upon you, then the coming Spring Equinox is going to push you hard to catch up. Aquarius time is the culmination of whatever you discovered about your Self during Leo time. Leo connects you to your Divine Spark of creativity. Aquarius is when you offer it to others and collaborate with a group dynamic to facilitate change in the world. That is, knowing your unique *piece*, contributing that to the group effort and doing or creating something greater than you could ever do alone. On a personal level, Aquarius is the lesson of detachment, being able to see the big picture and assess what the real priorities are at any given moment. Grounding is also very important during both Aquarius (Air) and Pisces (Water) time.
As the personal planets, Sun (identity/Source), Mercury (communication/expression) and Venus (values/priorities), join Chiron (healing) and Neptune (vision) in Aquarius, they will oppose the Mars Retrograde in Leo. This indicates that, going on behind the scenes, is very deep, soul-level work with Mars (desire) Retrograde (apparent reverse motion or slower pace) in Leo (self-love), reviewing and reworking who you are, what you want and the inherent value of all of the above, while there is simultaneously, deep healing and radical change underway on the surface as well, both personally and collectively. An opposition (more below) usually brings extremes in both directions before you find the middle ground, where a balance or compromise can be maintained. Once Sun, Mercury and Venus all move in to Pisces, they will join Jupiter (expansion) and create an opportunity with Pluto in Capricorn for major (and permanent) completion and ultimate transformation on many levels.
This Sacred Season is primarily about *purification* ~ in preparation for *new life*. I highly recommend tuning in to your *heart* ~ activating your *intuition* ~ and getting really clear about what "Story" is finishing, as well as what "Story" you want to initiate next. Jupiter rules Truth and Story, and is making this delicious angle to Pluto in Capricorn, suggesting major support for *completely* re-writing your Story, re-establishing pure Truth within your life and thus, totally restructuring many fundamental aspects of your life (Pluto in Capricorn). We get that opportunity *now* as we complete Jupiter's 12-year Cycle. Then, Uranus will enter Aries (May 27, 2010) and barely a week later, Jupiter will enter Aries too (June 6, 2010). This is an indication that Truth (Jupiter) and Freedom (Uranus) are somehow connected or related at this time and Aries indicates a brand New Beginning ... and if we work the Pluto in Capricorn properly (responsibility for your own transformation and the structure of your life) then we can establish a brand new way of functioning in the 3-D that is more authentic, heart-centered, connected to all life and sustainable.
The other 'big deal' about this Sacred Season is Mars will finally go Direct March 10th, however, forward motion will likely still remain rather slow (by your personal standards) until June 7th when it finally moves out of Leo and in to Virgo, when we can/will *really* begin to process the entire Mars in Leo activation. (This particular Mars Retrograde has strongly influenced those with any planets or points in Leo/Aquarius or Taurus/Scorpio, though everyone's Leo House will show the areas of life it affected the most.) As stated above, June is already going to be *packed* with 'new beginning' kind of energy, among other things. Not to get ahead of ourselves here, but Mars going Direct is no small matter, so again, doing the preparation work during February and early March will better position you for when it resumes forward motion and the ultimate results of this 8+ month *review* are revealed. How have you done with Mars' extended stay in Leo?
Read on for specifics, but please keep in mind that this *purification* is different than a purification to release toxins or clear the past. This is pro-active, forward-thinking, preparation for *new* energy you have invited in and theoretically, you are creating a space for. The Eclipses of Dec/Jan broke patterns and ushered out the old energy, creating a vacuum for whatever you will create going forward over the next 6-months (and beyond). The current Leo/Aquarius Lunation (Jan/Feb) hit exact degrees of the Eclipses of August 2008. The following Virgo/Pisces Lunation (Feb/Mar) completes an annual cycle of the Sun & Moon through the zodiac. And 2010 ushers in a process that will last a minimum of 3 years, while Saturn is in Libra *opposing* Uranus in Aries (intense July 2010 - October 2012) ... and forming a T-Square to Pluto in Capricorn the entire time too. You should meditate on the *T* ~ picturing traveling down a Path that dead-ends and you must turn Left or Right. This is a fairly lengthy process all things considered, which will present you with many choices, decisions and opportunities. Using your inner-compass (heart) will be the primary way of navigating, that, and being aware of the energy available. This also suggests that the missing "4th leg" could be useful to consider bringing in consciously. That would be Cancer, which is where we can co-create by nourishing ourselves and this planet in completely new and innovative ways. It means release the past, *feel* what is necessary in any given moment and practice creating from heart-center while protecting whatever you create as a healthy maternal energy would.