Micro-Forecast: February 27 to March 5, 2017

There has been an interesting phenomenon over the course of the last few weeks with all this other added activity of eclipses. It is the phenomenon of the comet Encke, which was discovered back in 1786 by Pierre Mechain, but not plotted in terms of its return until much later after three others observed it, Messier, Caroline Herschel and Pons, but finally plotted by Encke in 1822. It was discovered that it returns every 3.3 years. For the last few weeks it has been hanging out in the sky and is closest to earth on March 10, 2017 having been visible since February.

So, what does all this mean? Well, I think in looking at some of its very interesting history it stirs up the pot. Unfortunately, back in June 1908 a comet exploded, which they think was a portion of Encke, destroying a great deal of Tundra in Siberia. The impact was more destructive than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, but there were no people in that part of the world, thus forests (who are also people) were destroyed rather than humans. Encke’s last perihelion (closest position to earth) was between September and November 21, 2013. At the end of 2013 Obama had won his second election. However, the rollout of the Affordable Care Act was not seamless if you recall, in addition, the threat of the ‘fiscal cliff’ arose that fall not loosening up until very close to the October 18, 2013 eclipse at late degrees of Aries. It was a chaotic time of non-resolution. There was so much arguing going on that nothing got done. So, hmmm? Let’s think about this.

After March 1, there is more clarity. Wednesday, March 1 is the conjunction of Sun and Neptune. Yes, this can suggest fog and confusion, but a remedial measure for this combo is doing something creative. Dance, paint, take photographs, listen to music, get season tickets for the theater, walk along a beach or lake, get away from the air waves and breathe some salt air. Move into a more spiritual space or make time to be alone with just quiet for a few minutes a day to either nap or think. Get inspired. Go to an art show or museum, see an exhibit, let the Neptunian part of you have a day off — maybe even listen to some great comedy. This is the way to best deal with Neptune. Once that’s done, you begin the new cycle of rethinking your values, your wants, your needs as Venus begins her retrograde walk on Saturday March 4 at 13° Aries 08′. More on that next week.

Highlight for the week: Jupiter opposing Uranus, March 2, the Lightbulbs go on!