Star Stories: February 2020

Ceremony and Ritual

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strology for February 2020

Note for February: Hola Miracles! Sooo…February! We have Valentine’s Day, three planets that change signs this month and…the first Mercury Retrograde of 2020! I have a bunch of articles on Mercury RX in Pisces that will help give you the lay of the land and a feeling of what to expect. The fact that Mars moves into Capricorn on the same day that Mercury goes retrograde means that we have serious organization energy behind us so make like Marie Kondo and get to cleaning up. If you want to add some magic to your cleaning/re-org regimes this article will help.

2/1: Happy and Blessed February and Imbolg/Candlemass for those who celebrate: https://brianasaussy.com/blessed-imbolg-and-happy-candlemas/

2/1: February kicks off with a square between the Aquarius Sun and Taurus Moon.
Ask: How can I bring more freedom to a place I currently feel stuck in?

2/1: Waxing Quarter at 12 degrees Taurus, 7:42 PM. This is the perfect time to brush up on your divination practice! https://brianasaussy.com/teaching/20-question-tarot/
Ask: What pleasure am I ready to meet?

2/3: Mercury moves into Pisces. Clarity around dreams, art-making, and spirituality abounds but watch out for overly emotional outbursts!
Ask: What are my feelings trying to tell me?

2/7: Venus moves into Aries. This positioning can bring out the selfish and greedy aspects in all of us. Boundaries around giving and taking will be brought to your attention during this transit.
Ask: Where do I need to give more and where do I need to take more?

2/9: Full Moon at 20 degrees Leo, 1:33 AM. Some ideas for how to work with the Full Moon can be found here: https://brianasaussy.com/how-to-honor-the-full-moon/ and here: https://brianasaussy.com/six-months-of-magic-every-full-moon/
Ask: What is my relationship with courage?

2/14: Happy Valentine’s Day! (Given the upcoming Mercury RX in Pisces on 2/16, I recommend that you keep Vday spending at a moderate level and hold off on big announcement or plans or, ahem, proposals, until AFTER the RX period is over).

2/15: Waning Quarter Moon at 26 degrees Scorpio, 4:17 PM. Reminder that this is a great time to banish: https://brianasaussy.com/what-are-you-really-banishing/
Ask: What inherited stories are I ready to acknowledge?

2/16: Mercury Retrograde begins! February 16th – March 9, 2020: Retrograde starts at 6:54 PM in Pisces, moves into Aquarius on March 3rd and stations direct on March 9th at 10:49 PM. For more on Mercury Retrogrades, check out this post.
Ask: What spiritual practices are ready to be reviewed?

2/16: Mars moves into Capricorn. Get ready to start a major project, get yourself organized, and find the structures that work best for you.
Ask: What am I ready to overhaul and optimize?

2/18: Sun enters Pisces 10:57 PM
Ask: What dream am I ready to follow?

2/21: Mars in Capricorn trines Uranus in Taurus. Anytime Mars and Uranus come together I advise caution and that goes extra during the Mercury RX period – make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get to appointments and avoid needlessly dangerous situations. This trine gives us a ton of physical energy so working out or starting a new fitness regime on this day is a big YES.
Ask: Where am I ready to move mountains?

2/23: New Moon at 4 degrees Pisces, 9:32 AM. Here are Four Ways to Honor the New Moon just in case you missed them: https://brianasaussy.com/4-ways-honor-new-moon/
Ask: What new prayer or blessing am I ready to commit to?

2/25: Sun conjunct Mercury (retrograde) in Pisces. Happy Mardi Gras – this is great astro to get carried away, awesome for partying but exercise moderation or you’ll regret it in the AM!
Ask: What emotions are ready to be highlighted?

2/28: Venus and Pluto square up today. Power trips, most especially in relationships and romance, are to be expected. At best this astro roots you in your sovereignty. At worst, it allows you to become an expert manipulator of emotions – or the victim of the same.
Ask: Where do I locate the power in my most intimate relationship?

2/29: Happy Leap Year!!! Lots of reversal magic is possible on this day!

magic, miracles: receive my lunar letters

ARRIVING on full moons each month.

Two Valentine’s Day Recipes

Alchemy and Magic

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ear Miracles: Valentine’s Day is here! You can always write a love letter to your beloved, but consider serving them a sexy cup of coffee in the morning and ending your day with decadent truffles. Here are two recipes from my magical cupboard to get your day off to the right start and end it sweetly.

Caffe de Amore

Ground coffee for press pot or automatic coffee maker

1 small-medium sized vanilla bean

4 whole cardamom seeds

3 pinches ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon cacao nibs

Sugar, honey, agave nectar and rose or orange water to finish

Combine ground coffee and the next 4 ingredients and brew coffee as normal. While coffee is brewing pray the 1st 3 verses of the Song of Songs, call out the name of your beloved and pray that when they drink this coffee they are filled with warm and loving thoughts of you and your relationship with them. When coffee is ready add a splash of rose or orange water and sweetener as desired. Serve with a smile-clothing is optional!

Touch Me Truffles

12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

1 cup heavy cream

1 vanilla bean

splash of rosewater

4 cardamom seeds

1 cinnamon stick

1 teaspoon dried lavender flowers

1 teaspoon fig juice and meat

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine vanilla, cardamom, cinnamon stick, lavender flowers, and fig juice/meat with cream. Cook, stirring constantly for 3 minutes, add chocolate and cook until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and whisk in rosewater. Pour into a small dish and refrigerate until set, but not hard, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Use to fill candies or form balls and roll in toppings.

As you are cooking pray from your heart that the sweetness your beloved experiences when they eat these candies be the sweetness they are filled with for you.

Topping ideas:

cacao powder

cinnamon powder

candied rose petals

ground cardamom and cinnamon combined

sweet red pepper (ground)

Feed to your beloved between sips of icy champagne and some Shakespeare sonnets, you will get lucky!

magic, miracles: receive my lunar letters

ARRIVING on full moons each month.