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2020 Vibrational Astrology Conference: Early Bird Deadline

I just received the last reminder about the next upcoming early bird deadlines for the 2020 VA Astrology Conference:

·         February 25: Hotel rates go up. For the very low rates of $95+tax for a Double Room and $105+tax for a King Room please reserve your room by February 25! Information on room reservations is here: http://www.astrosoftware.com/conference/va2020/hotel.html

·         March 1: Conference fee goes up from $250 to $275. If you make a last-minute decision to attend, the price at the door is also $275. Some people have asked how we can offer such low prices. The answer is that we are making the prices as low as possible to make it possible for as many people as possible to participate in the conference.

Conference Events, Registrations, and Developments:

Attendance Numbers: At the first VA Conference in 2019 the attendance including speakers and staff was 100 people. Our goal for the 2020 Conference is 100 people or more. We are happy to report that we have just achieved the goal! There are now 101 people attending the conference! This is exciting because it means that we can keep offering the low fees for attendance and the networking, building of friendships, and excitement at the conference will be very high. There is going to be a great mix of attendees from beginning students of astrology to about a dozen internationally recognized astrologers. There are 45 people registered for the Friday pre-conference, and the Monday Fun Day is full.

Special Event: Poolside Gathering 4 PM – 7 PM on Friday. You can order a take-out dinner if you wish so that you can spend the entire time meeting other attendees. We will be announcing the names of you, the attendees, and what groups, organizations, and schools you are members of. For example, ISAR, NCGR, OPA, AFAN, Astrology Hub, Avalon School, Family groups, Foreign attendees, and others will gather in groups and you can also circulate around to the different groups to meet each other. If it rains, we will meet inside in the extended lobby area.

Friday Late Night Sky Viewing: If weather permits, on Friday evening after the opening Dr. Bob Lightner, astronomer and the VA Conference videographer, has very generously offered to set up his telescope, point it at whatever interesting celestial objects are of interest, and answer questions. This will be in the pool area.

Thursday Evening Dinner: Some people are arriving on Thursday, and some even earlier to visit the North Florida area. We will be emailing all attendees to see if you wish to attend a group Thursday evening dinner at a nearby restaurant. We need a head count so we can make the right number of reservations.

Sunday Evening Dinner: You may wish to go out in a small group or make other plans, but for those of you who are not leaving Sunday evening after the closing, we will also be making reservations at a nearby restaurant on Sunday evening. We will email all attendees to see if you would like us to make a reservation for you.

·         Date, location, and additional information:
Vibrational Astrology Conference

March 27-29, 2020
Gainesville, Florida

·         Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel

Go to this page to register:

Horoscope for the Week of February 17, 2020

Frida KahloWhat is it that gets our hearts pumping now? It must be Mars as it enters earthy Capricorn. Whatever sparks your inner flame, start to take a careful move in that direction. Share the love and mellow whatever scene you’re in.

(Frida Kahlo had Mars in Capricorn)

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If there is something swell going on at work, this is the time to expand it, Aries. Go to where the action is and see how you can change the dynamic to benefit both you and those around you. There is a time to make your big move and time to sit back and watch how your actions impact the world around you. Decide what time it is and go from there.

Plan your next big getaway, Taurus. Your travel bug is sparked and you have plenty of energy and focus to make each journey special, exciting and memorable. But if time and money are tight, either start saving or find novel ways to expand your horizons and get you out of your rut. Sometimes a walk in a new part of town can be as exciting as across the world.

What is it that suddenly gets Geminis so hot and bothered? You are especially feisty and ready for action. How discerning will you be when the fates conjure up this potent cocktail of lust, love and sparkiness? Try to make each of your big moves strategically, with an eye to future happiness. It is a time to plant seeds as much as it is a time to sow your wild oats.

Relationships take on a new and vital energy. For those Cancers who have met their match, use this time to go deeper and extract meaning from your partnership. For those on the prowl, decide what is and is not important to you in a soulmate. The cosmos can deliver whatever (and whoever) you order. But you need to get out and look. Don’t just shop online..

Leos are not only full of vigor and zest, they are also more highly focused on getting things done once and for all. Choose your chore and make your move. Not only will things finish up quickly, leaving you with more time for more fun activities, you will also be able to find many helping hands to make any heavy work much lighter. The more the merrier!

If you have been feeling tired and bored, now is the time to liven up your life. Get involved any project that sparks your imagination and catapults you to new levels of creativity, Virgo. Newness is key so if you’ve never painted before, give it a try. Or take a drama class. Or who knows what? Variety is the spice of life. Make it really spicy. Ouch!

Get it done around the house, Libra, then kick back and relax. There are a few chores that have been on your to-do list for a while. Why not tackle them now? You deserve beautiful and harmonious surrounding. It’s time to plan and begin any home based project that brings you greater harmony and relaxation. A hot tub in the living room? Well... okay....

Scorpios are not only spot on with their observations, they can also make a compelling argument on any subject. What is close to your heart? What drives your enthusiasm? Find your sweet spot of need and bring it out into the open. You will find that others will follow you and help you along. Today the neighborhood. Tomorrow the global stage. Bravo!

If you are finding that money is figuring more prominently in your thoughts, go with the fiscal flow, Sagittarius. Find out what makes the best dollars and cents to you and start investing. The trick to your success will be to find the right, trustworthy advisor who not only manages your money but trains you to do so as well. Take a big step and reap the rewards.

Zesty Capricorns have the center stage. All eyes are on you. Anything you say of do will be seen and even broadcasted. So make your move carefully and with great calculation. There are personal projects that you can get off the ground and important people who you need to meet. The first move is yours to take. Subsequent moves will be taken by others.

Aquarians who feel especially stressed will find ways to relax, recharge and replenish their psyches. Try some new zen-like activities like meditation or go on a long hike in the woods. Suddenly the world will begin to re-form and make sense. Embrace the cosmic forces. For those with a more practical bent, use the week to solve a long vexing mystery. Hmm.

Whenever you are feeling left out or on the sidelines this week, make it a point to get something fun and friendly on your calendar. Enjoy the company of others now, Pisces. Reach out to friends who you may not have seen in a while. There is a lot to catch up on. Reconnection will also lead you to new possibilities to reach some of your personal goals. A circuit brings light.

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Lucky Numbers for the Week of February 14, 2020

Lottery ads tell us you only need a dollar and a dream. But it is also helpful to have a list of lucky numbers to help spur the good fortune ... or fortunes. So with that in mind, here are some lucky numbers that can be used in any helpful way. I gazed into a pool of water, Nostradamus-like, and contemplated the cosmos. Then I mixed the tarot cards and allowed the spirits to guide me to the cards that represent the lucky numbers for this week. Nothing is guaranteed but who knows ....?

I choose eight numbers because 8 is the number of of wealth.

Here are the lucky numbers for the week of February 14-20, 2020:

4, 12, 15, 27, 33, 43, 47, 78

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The First Mercury Retrograde for 2020 By Felissa Rose

Mercury retrograde2Eminent astrology Felissa Rose shares her analysis of the first Mercury Retrograde for 2020. Set your clocks!

                     MERCURY RETROGRADE – FEBRUARY & MARCH 2020

It’s  both a new year and a new decade and no doubt there will be lots of changes, but Mercury will still go retrograde. The first time that Mercury goes retrograde this year/decade is February 16 at 7:55 pm EST with Mercury at 12 degrees and 53 minutes of Pisces.   On March 9 at 11:50 pm EDT  Mercury will go direct  in 28 degrees and 12 minutes of Aquarius.

Mercury rules information, communication and the way we pick up thoughts and ideas.  Both Pisces and Aquarius are idealistic with Aquarius able to quickly process information and both understand it and go further into connecting it to a more universal way of thinking.   Pisces is a water sign, feeling what they think and experience.   Although they can be, they’re not typically logical and rational.  The sign rules photography and  some individuals with Mercury placed in Pisces, more so than Mercury being in other zodiac signs,  have a photographic memory.  Once they acquire the information,  they never forget it.

Regardless of the sign Mercury is moving through while retrograde there’s more of a chance of the usual mishaps with more breakdowns and things going kerplunk.   This includes all kinds of equipment, motors, electrical, technological things, etc.   If need be it would be better to replace things when Mercury is no longer retrograde though unfortunately, we don’t always have those options, so make sure to get a good product warranty on whatever you are replacing.  Communications are delayed during retrograde periods and if you’re mailing things they can take longer to get there and are more likely to get lost in the mail.  So, make a copy  as you might have to send it twice.   This applies to receiving things as well, particularly, checks or money orders.   With today’s technology It’s now easier to transfer money on-line so if your computer is secure, it might be a good idea to do so. 

As I mention in each Mercury retrograde article I write unless it’s an emergency, avoid medical  and dental tests and procedures.   With Mercury moving through Pisces and Aquarius the parts of the body ruled by those signs are more sensitive.   With Pisces the feet, and Aquarius the legs from the ankle to the knee as well as the circulatory system.   Consider that your legs and feet will be happier for wearing low heeled comfortable shoes. 

Retrograde energy is internalized, and while Mercury is retrograde one is more apt to be introspective.    We’re here to learn and even the delays which are more apt to occur during a Mercury retrograde periods can teach us about organization and patience.  As mentioned, Mercury rules information and communication. This includes our thoughts, ideas and perceptions  It’s a good time to reflect and go over past, and present actions and happenings as well as future possibilities.   

The stresses and hassles in situations take more time to resolve while Mercury is in retrograde.   So, work on whatever needs to be done and work to resolve them when Mercury has gone direct.   We’re here to learn and working out present difficulties can even help us gain awareness, particularly if similar problems emerge in future situations.  So, even if things seem to be dragging on, delving in and understanding whatever is going on can help cut off or avoid it happening again.

Usually Mercury goes retrograde three times a year.   Sometimes it overlaps as it starts in one year and goes into the next.  In 2020 Mercury also will be  retrograde from June 15 to July 12 and October 13 to November 3.   Once Mercury goes direct in motion one can buy technological equipment, take care of paperwork including contracts, have more clarity with regards to decisions, including medical ones, etc.   While Mercury is retrograde it’s more of  a time of reflection and thought, but once it is no longer retrograde it’s easier to both  communicate and get one’s ideas across.   This is even more so when Mercury comes to the point it went retrograde at, in this instance 12 degrees 53 minutes of Pisces on March 29th.   So, it’s best during the retrograde period to be more thoughtful in what you say and what you do.  For it’s always important to think before you speak.


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Horoscope for the Week of February 10, 2020

Lady gagaMercury in Pisces retrogrades as Venus enters Aries. It may be that our words of love miss their mark or even create a messy smudge. Sometimes complications are fun. Maybe the maybe the messier the better?

(Lady Gaga has Mercury in Pisces)

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There has been some juicy gossip about you and it may come to bite you in a very public way. But all of the rumors could also be wrong. So how do you untangle this tangled mess? By being true to yourself, thinking carefully about what you want to say and then speaking the truth. Others will then see you for the forthright and bold Aries that you are. So be it.

There will be a social swirl around you that might catch you up in its gossipy activity, Taurus. Friends whisper and you may be privy to some information that may or may not be true. So before you judge others, wait and see if what you now know is really worth knowing at all. You can also quietly work behind the scenes to put things right ... if you want.

Listen closely to all instructions at work, Gemini. Failure to clearly understand what is expected of you could lead to wasted time and effort. You have supporters around the office who can help you get out of any jam, but it is better if you can independently do this yourself. It will show the bosses your talent and initiative for future advancement.

Cancers may be stuck in their old ways of thinking and are due for a refreshment. Seeing the big picture may lead you to new ideas now. The trick will be to find the true facts and not a bunch of fake time wasters. Once you have carefully crafted your plan for world domination (or just personal advantage) try it out in small, experimental measures. Heh. Heh.

You might take a leap of faith in a love relationship Leo. This could be a liberating and joyful thing to do. But be sure that you know all of the facts before you take any action. New and expansive experiences can open your heart. A quick trip to somewhere exciting can stir the juices. There is a lot going on. Cover it all with sugar and pour it on.

It may not be the best time to have a heart-to-heart talk with someone close. You are full of your own ideas and they are full of theirs. The two sets of ideas may not match. Try instead to show your affection through acts of kindness, Virgo. You score points even if there is not total agreement. Whisper while letting your actions speak louder than your words.

Watch yourself in any physical exercise. You don’t want to trip on the treadmill or pull a muscle. Libras are active and energetic but are advised to take things a little easier now so as to not overdo. Try instead to cuddle more. But no physical lifting unless the two of you do it together. Looking for love? You will find that it seems to find you. Lucky!

Even if you don’t have the energy or time to devote to a big project, try to get yourself in a position to work on it sometime soon. Your creativity as to how to handle any detailed situation will enable you to find new solutions to old problems. Scorpios may feel that they have too much on their plates at this time. But you can achieve anything with a new perspective.

Any discussions with family members will not have their desired effect at this time, Sagittarius. So if there is something that you want to say, try to think about how you phrase it before you deliver the message. Even better, massage your message with something fun or silly. Folks are more apt to accept any criticism when they can laugh about it.

Capricorns are ready to settle down and enjoy their surroundings when, all of a sudden, crazy ideas of how to improve their home suddenly take up all of their attention. Uh oh. Why not just relax and enjoy what you already have? Let your big ideas stew on the back burner for now. Let’s be honest, do you really need an inground pool in your living room?

Aquarians can become wild spendthrifts now, wasting their hard earned money on things that may not be practical or really needed. But luckily there are those around you with sensible instincts who can guide you to making the right financial decisions at this time. They say that the best things in life are free. Wonderful conversation and good friends are two of them.

What do you really want in life, Pisces? Do you clamor for fame and popularity? If so you may achieve it now as you are given several opportunities to make a big splash on the scene. But be careful of how you cultivate your public image. There may be times this week where what you say is not what you really mean. Think carefully first. Speak carefully later.

(c) 2020 MADAM LICHTENSTEIN, LLC., All Rights Reserved. For Entertainment Purposes Only.
Lichtenstein’s highly acclaimed astrology book “HerScopes” has the Stonewall horoscope.

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