** Your Monthly AstroNews **

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Astrological Greetings, Dear Ones,

As I look at my Ephemeris, I am struggling to find some delicious Astro – Drama to give to you, my readers. The biggest astrological event in February is perhaps the Total Solar Eclipse, at 27 Degrees of Aquarius, which is a superpowered New Moon, always heralding powerful New Beginnings.

Solar Eclipses are usually somewhat easier than Lunar Eclipses, which signify endings and letting go, whereas this eclipse is asking us to invite the New in. It has seemed to already been a year of Big Beginnings, with many choosing a new path, moving home, getting married or starting new careers, perhaps even more so than usual with the beginning of a new year. There is some excess associated with this Moon, as it makes a square to mighty Jupiter, and Jupiter bestows enormous growth at this beginning. We need to look at our charts to see where 27 degrees of Aquarius falls, and embrace the new life in this area enthusiastically, looking ahead instead of at the past. Those of us with planets in the fixed signs around 26 – 28 degrees, can experience enormous change for the next six months or so.

At some stage during this month, many of the planets will be in the gentle, empathetic and spiritual sign of Pisces, including the Sun, Venus, Mercury and Neptune, and we can float along, boundary-less, open and feeling called to sleep, dream, rest, connect with something bigger than us. We are encouraged to go with the flow, and be open to the messages that come through this month.

And as for some BIG news on my side – I am now based at Soul in Woodstock, for all my consultations and am delighted to be sharing space with some of the most wonderful healers!

With that said, as usual, I will be including information for my upcoming workshops, courses and retreats in the emailer. If you wish to just read your ‘scopes, just scroll a little further down and there will be your guidance for the next month!

UPCOMING TALKS & WORKSHOPS

Yoga and Astrology Workshop, 9 October 2017

Join me for a fun, insightful and exciting 2 hour Astrology for Beginner’s Workshop at Equilibrium Retreat in Hout Bay! This workshop is great for those who are simply curious about the art, or want to understand more about themselves using this amazing and powerful art.

Together, we will be holding a wonderful Yoga and Astrology Workshop in which attendees will be doing a Planetary Yoga class, followed by the Workshop with me. There will be a meditation session as well as a light meal.

The cost is R333 per person, or R222 for those under 18. Contact me or the Retreat ASAP to book your place!

It is perfect for beginners so no previous knowledge is needed! Prepare to have fun!

Valentine’s Day Couples Astrology Dinner

For those couples who wish to explore their relationship through Astrology, I will be hosting a lovely Valentine’s Day Workshop and Dinner on Wednesday 14 Feb at Soul. Astrology is a phenomenal tool to get to know one another, objectively, through a birth chart and see how you interact with each other.

Couples will be guided through the basics of their birth charts together, followed by a delicious vegan dinner!

If you are a group of four or five, and wish to have a private class at your home, Astrology OR Tarot, simply drop me a line and we can work something out!

UPCOMING ASTROLOGY COURSE

The fourth Astrology Basics for Self-Empowerment Course was FULL, having being met with great enthusiasm by this new group of dedicated students, with this also being the third time I have partnered with the School of Intuition and Healing – what a great team we make!

The fifth course will be running every Monday evening from 18 June 2018 – 4 Sep 20186:30 – 9pm.

**This Winter Course gets extremely full, so don’t hesitate to book now!**

To see what students think, here are a few testimonials:

“I really loved your teaching style. I liked that you differentiated between lecturing the content and then allowing the group to do the exploration / application of the knowledge afterwards. This kind of experiential learning I believe to be really beneficial as it grounds the knowledge. “

“I really really enjoyed this course and am excited by the new possibilities for growth that I have access to as a result of having taken this journey with you. Thank YOU  for sharing your gifts and holding the space for me to learn and explore.”

“I loved being with a class of lovely ladies and getting to know myself and others and being in an environment that felt safe, free and that had no expectations or pressure. “

“I thoroughly enjoyed Marg’s teaching style – relaxed yet composed and well-structured. For a young teacher, she seems to have ancient wisdom running through her veins.”

“The guided meditations each were a special and powerful treat!”

“It was a very well-constructed course, Margarita was an excellent teacher and took us through step by step”

Spaces really ARE limited, so please do drop me an email, or email the address on the poster below to book your spot or find out more information.

Astro Course Winter 2018
UPCOMING TAROT COURSES

Our Metavarsity Tarot Course is wonderfully popular, with the last one reaching maximum capacity of 10 people!

The next course has been planned, and will be running from 22 February 2018, so book your seat now to avoid disappointment!

I will also be happy to hold short, 2 hour workshops in Tarot, so if you are a group of people wishing to learn, or simply don’t have the time of money for a longer course, simply get in touch with me!

Tarot Class

UPCOMING RETREATS

I am VERY excited to announce that I will be presenting Tarot / Astrology at the “Retreat Yourself” event in Onrus, from 9 – 11 March, along with some absolutely wonderful healers!

Tickets are on sale, so email me now to book your spot!

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So with that all said and done, let’s look ahead to February –

Dates and signs of the Moon Cycles for February: 

Full Moon LUNAR ECLIPSE: 31 Jan, 11 Leo

This is a time to LET GO of something that no longer serves you as the Moon begins to wane, in line with the house that the degree of the Moon falls into. It is also a time in which a light will be shone into that area of life and stirred up. It is a time in which your original intention at New Moon could be fulfilled.

This is a Lunar Eclipse, and so with all these types of Eclipses, we can expect powerful endings and shedding in the themes of the two houses lying in these signs in our own charts. Collectively, we will need to let go of what we might think is our identity, where we belong, our idea of tribe, and embrace something new entirely. Egos are left by the wayside and we learn to embrace and celebrate our evolution. Group dynamics and individualism are highlighted now.

New Moon SOLAR ECLIPSE, 13 Feb, 27 Aquarius

This is the time to SET INTENTIONS in the line of something that you want to manifest in your life, as the Moon begins to gather light and grow, shaping our desires and needs, in line with the house that the degree of the New Moon falls into. It is a time to make our dreams come true, and we should align ourselves with what we truly want at this time.

This powerfully charged Solar Eclipse asks us to consider where in life we need to express ourselves more freely and authentically, where we dare to be different, how we can integrate the group goals of Aquarius and the personal needs of the opposite sign of Leo.

Important Astrology Dates :

Watch this space! 

**To see how the planets affect you personally, simply access Astro.com to explore your chart, or contact me for an in depth & insightful  reading. **

And to end off, here are your monthly horoscopes, sign by sign, based on your Sun Sign – savour, and enjoy!

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Aries

Careful, Aries. I know that’s the most hated word in your book, but do be careful. This is the month to take only calculated risks, and if you prepare and think through everything slowly and mindfully, you can be extremely successful. Don’t speak too fast – consider the words that fly from your mouth now. You have enormous drive and willpower to completely change your life now. If you’re smart, this is the month in which you make a very smart investment even if it brings more debt.  Money is coming your way, so be prepared to handle it correctly and seek financial advice if it all feels overwhelming. Whatever happens, this month stands to be a very transformative one indeed.  

Taurus

Taureans love being secure, they seek it, lust after it, crave it. This is your month to nest Taurus, and if you are thinking of making a move, renovating or simply making your home that much more comfy, then go for it. Spend some much needed time with family, and remember to balance it out with career priorities. This month sees you schmoozing with those on top, and building relationships with your superiors will get you very far at this time. Your charm is at an all-time high and you’re being “seen” – it seems as if on all fronts, life can be quite cozy indeed. Savour it, Taurus, these months don’t come along that often! 

Gemini

This month can see you having a whole lot of fun and pleasure, perhaps even meeting someone and having a lovely flirtation, there is a serious slant to be conscious of. Your mind is very focused, and conversations are very serious, despite the good times you’re having. Much of it revolves around finances, and if you are attached this might be the month to sit down and set some financial boundaries and structures. If you have kids, then do this with them, or if you’re single, make sure your cash flow is in order and that there is a plan to pay debt off or make a wise investment. You have a lot of power this month, Gemini, and you can really influence people, or have painful power struggles. Be careful not to try and win any arguments against the financial institution, as that will get your nowhere. Be smart, use your god given wits to get you out of any sticky situations.

Cancer

Spiritual health is just as important as physical health, Cancer, and this month asks you to look at those routines and try to get some more spiritual discipline into your life. If that means doing yoga, or simply a morning meditation, then so be it – make sure that you somehow incorporate this into your life. You’ll feel an increased sense of intuition as a result and your dreams can be extremely vivid – pay attention to them, because they will guide you to where you need to go. If you’re thinking of doing some mind expanding workshops or going on a retreat this is a great month to do it! If you’re planning to travel, prepare for some disappointment or even deception, and make sure your boundaries are well maintained, and all paperwork checked and double checked.

Leo

Relationships take front and centre stage for you this month, dear Leo, and you are going to be feeling head over heels. If marriage is an option, then this is a wonderful time to make that commitment, or simply get more serious with the one your heart belongs to. Sharing and compromise is easier now, and you can feel a lovely sense of balance in the give and take. Just be sure not to idealise your beloved, and let yourself be blinded in any way – let the love flow, but let it be full of clarity and mutual respect and don’t give yourself away too easily, thereby losing your strong sense of self in another.

Virgo

If you have kids, this is the time to set some strong financial boundaries between yourself and them, and make sure that there is a structure and clarity. If without, then incorporate that structure into your own life and get serious about your finances. It’s no use to sit around and wallow in guilt about having fun, Virgo, or hold your inner sensuality inside, afraid to let it express itself freely and openly. Let your playful side show, and try not to take everything so seriously. If you have something creative that you are doing, or want to be doing, this is a great month to get disciplined about it, and focus hard on bringing that creative project to life. In fact, this might be the best way to use that mental intensity and focus this month, and thereby avoid being the one spoiling your own fun and sometimes, everyone else’s.

Libra

Travel is on your mind now, Libra, and you’ll want to do it with the one you love, if possible, or with some friends. You are going to have a very fun time over February whether or not you decide to hop on a plane, and there is passion to the brim for you. You are feeling very flirty, and there’s a high chance of meeting someone and having a grand fling this month. If attached you’re going to be feeling extra sexy, and if you were ever doubting the passion, this month sees that in bucketloads. Pleasure is the name of the game now, as well as creativity and perhaps for some of you, babies, if that is your desire!

Scorpio

Yu love being on top, Scorpio, whether it comes to work, play or relationships, This month sees your career taking front and centre stage, and this is a great time to get that raise or get motivated, your drive is at an all-time high and you are hugely magnetic now – you’re pretty much able to get anything you want, that’s how much power you have. You have huge amounts of sustained energy now, and you’re able to use that energy wisely to get what you want. You’re not taking no for an answer and this could really be a wonderful month of brand new beginnings both professionally and personally, if you play your cards right. You could be tempted to rush in very fast, so just take your time as you go and learn from the past mistakes you have made to make the best of the present.  

Sagittarius

This is a funny month for you, Sagittarius. On one hand, you might be feeling the urge to go out and have a great party and be social with your besties. On the other hand, you will also feel a pull towards being alone, and relishing that growth that can come from that time. At worst, you might be a touch excessive and escapist, and there’s a chance you could find yourself in a very risqué sexual relationship, which you may keep rather hidden. Be careful of undoing yourself or becoming self-destructive, if you have to hide your passion behind closed doors, that’s usually not a good sign, no matter how magnetic the attraction is. There can be power struggle behind these closed doors too, Sagittarius, whether at home or with friends.

Capricorn

Life can feel pretty serious right about now, Capricorn. You aren’t one to shy away from responsibility but even this month has you strained. You have a very heavy viewpoint on life right now, and you can approach things with an eye to really getting them done, but you’ll need to lighten up just a little and play a bit to counteract all of this seriousness. You can get a promotion this month, or step up your game in some way and command respect, and this is a time in which you can really take control and direct your life in the way you want it to go. Power and authority are yours for the taking, but just watch that they don’t trip you up in the end as these may come at a cost.

Aquarius

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you Aquarius! It’s your time to shine, no matter how much you hate the spotlight, and this month is all about you. People are falling over themselves to show you love and you have a very pleasurable approach to life right about now. Be prepared to have your life changed over the next year as the Eclipses shift you towards your path, and this month sees you emotionally stable and prepared to handle the changes. Don’t be afraid to look at and clear your ghosts, Aquarius, you have a chance at starting again now, and you’re feeling focused, determined and structured at this time, able to do anything you set your mind too. Don’t get too caught up in fearful thinking and worst imaginings, and try to keep it light and fluffy – it is your time to celebrate, after all!

Pisces

You’re going to have to watch those financial boundaries this month Pisces, as this month sees huge fluctuations in your cash flow, which can leave even the most unmaterialistic of us frustrated or at a loss. Think of ways to earn more, spend less and depend on others less, and perhaps think about using some of your beautiful creative skills to create more security for yourself. Be prepared to eat bread and toast for a few weeks, perhaps you are investing in some travel or studies that have left your broke, but at least you have lovely memories to cherish forever.  This is a good time to also focus on developing a spiritual philosophy or practice you feel close to your heart.