MON FEB 15.
This morning begins with the Moon in pioneering Aries conjunct Chiron, sextile Mercury and Jupiter in Aquarius, while trine Juno in Sagittarius. This can see a lot of optimism, compassion, humanitarianism, -and perhaps some big or exciting news for some. There can also be a lot of communications, and an independent and self directed atmosphere drives the day. The Moon goes on to sextile Venus in Aquarius as well, and this can really see some pleasant, if rather unexpected developments socially, financially, or interpersonally. This kicks the week off on a very optimistic note, with a feeling that a seed we have planted around the New Moon is showing signs of promise and expanding our possibilities and horizons. With Mars trine Pluto, there is still a strong push towards transformation and a whole lot of determination and concentrated effort around something that requires consistency, patience, commitment, and dedication for the long haul. This aspect combined with the recent New Moon in Aquarius may have seen people reach new milestones, and in some area of life, the bar has been raised, conditions have been improved, new powers have been unlocked, -but with this also comes new levels of responsibility. With Mercury conjunct Venus, Jupiter and Saturn, something has been pushed to a higher level, and this higher level now attempts to establish itself, take root, so it can continue to grow in value over time. The Mercury/Saturn conjunction will not perfect the way that it did with Venus and Jupiter, so rather than being a dour or restrictive/limiting influence, it is more one of stabilization and getting something firmly established. Today can see some very pleasant and beneficial interactions, conversations, news, feedback, etc, and a boost in courage, optimism, and confidence. There can be a bit of a fast pace. Relations can be overall congenial, beneficial and supportive. However, the Saturn/Uranus square is also perfected now, and this influence will be ongoing. This can see others in separate camps over issues. People need to watch out for arrogance. When you treat people like they are fools and they are beneath you, you fail to reach them, and further entrench division, fuel divisiveness, and encourage inhumanity. Make an extra effort to humanize others and you will come closer to unity and more importantly, inner peace. This influence can also see some restlessness, and of course, the more obvious manifestation of authority attempting to clamp down on any perceived rebelliousness. A lot of rapid changes can be happening, and this Mercury retrograde has given everyone quite a lot to digest. Most of us are exiting this retrograde having gone up a level somehow, and by the time it goes direct on Saturday, it will be easy to look back on our progress and see how far we have come from where we started. This being the final week of Mercury retrograde, there is still a lot of adjusting and adapting to do to the new levels and radical changes we’ve achieved in whatever area of life in our personal whole house natal chart that has been hosting this powerful Aquarius stellium. In some area of life, you should be patting yourself on the back for a job well done. Congratulations. You did it. Whatever “it” is, now all you have to do is maintain it. A certain level of integration and organization around all of this newness could be necessary, a sort of “settling in” to our new role or the new levels we’ve reached and plan to surpass. Pisces season is just around the corner, and may assist everyone in being able to do just that. Adapt. Acclimatize. Integrate. Late evening see’s a lunar square to Pluto, which can intensify feelings around all the changes we’ve been making around money, relationships, self worth, goals, friendships, social networking, and community.
TUES FEB 16.
Today see’s the Moon in Aries sextile the Sun in Aquarius while squaring up to Pluto and conjunct Uranus. This can see some surprising reveals, shocks, or something can come to light that’s been submerged, repressed, or brewing under the surface for a while. Conversely, this is like a little "reboot" period, that can see some improvements to how we go about our goals. There’s an intense and penetrating quality to the Moon/Pluto square that can see some compulsiveness and impulsivity, but a sort of obsessive drive to push through radical changes and reach new levels of self liberation and actualization of our goals. The lunar conjunction to Uranus forms in the late afternoon as the Moon heads closer to Taurus. This can see a restlessness, willfulness, quirkiness, and growing desire for change and excitement, and perhaps a desire to reach new levels of productivity. With Mars also trine Pluto, this is an extremely driven energy, and again, our goals can be very highlighted here. The lunar conjunction to Uranus while squaring Pluto can create a rather unpredictable environment and there can be some extremes to contend with, but these configurations can also be surprisingly constructive and help us discover or unlock gifts or inner resources or new levels of genius or imagination we didn’t even know we had. "Reboot" is a word that comes strongly to mind. Around 7 PM PST, the Moon enters earthy and physical Taurus. The Taurus lunation will highlight a concerted effort and push for change, and the intensity of the drive behind this can create a lot of "pressure cooker" vibes, as there is a lot to adapt to and it’s currently an “adapt as you go” process. But overall, with Mars sextile Neptune and trine (extremely thorough) Pluto, it looks set to be a surprisingly smooth transition, even if the Mercury Rx has produced hiccups, delays, tensions, or challenges. By the time March arrives, we can feel very accomplished, and perhaps even a little in awe of all that we have transformed and even rectified in such a condensed period of time. For now, we are still in the thick of changes, the dust still hasn’t settled, and Mars still has work to do to get us to the next finish line of our own personal triathlon. As far as relationships and areas of love are concerned, Venus and Mars have been in tension and the Aquarius stellium has had everyone so focused on their own personal revolutions and reaching new levels of growth, that it’s been a largely impersonal environment that has required a lot of space, independence, and freedom to focus intently on pushing something through to a new level. Things won’t remain detached and impersonal forever, and although the Aquarius stellium has demanded a lot of everyone, the growth spurts and realignments it has facilitated have also been… pretty fucking significant. There will be time to connect more with our emotions as we move more deeply into Pisces season. For now, the push for radical uplevelling continues, and the tail end of this Mercury retrograde, and the remainder of the Mars in Taurus cycle is ensuring we reach a new pinnacle that actually sticks, -and creates a solid foundation and fertile soil from which to grow from and build off of. Such an intensive process requires a lot of space and room to experiment, individuate, and restructure.
WED FEB 17.
Today see’s the Moon in stubborn Taurus, conjunct rebellious Uranus, and squaring Mercury, Saturn, and Jupiter in Aquarius. Late evening throws in the anticipated lunar conjunction to Mars, so energy (and perhaps tension) can build throughout the day. Plans can go a little askew today. These configurations can be seeking excitement and change on the one hand, but also prompting a desire to be lazy and indulgent on the other. It can be hard to completely relax but can also be hard to completely sink our teeth into tasks, as energy levels can be sporadic, or there could be unusual interruptions to the expected flow. There can be some shocks or surprises via communications or something unexpected can create detours from our usual routines. This can also be an attempt to adapt and to “nail down” routines that are completely new to us, in order to reach a place of stability within a long process of adaptation, transition and change. In some cases, there can be blockages or challenges that prompt innovation, and we can be working with a new or unfamiliar pallet or stepping out of our comfort zone in some fashion. As the day wears on into evening, an action oriented energy can be growing, and for some there can be some irritability, impatience, or frustration to navigate. Mercury tends to be a bit more mischievous in the weeks that it stations either retrograde or direct, and in this instance, powerful breakthroughs are being facilitated that require a dedicated effort, and patience, determination, and “stick-to-itiveness” will pay off. There could be indecisiveness and a sort of scattered energy to the day, and a lot of changes within the area of communications or even social media to adapt to or navigate. Tomorrow can see more decisiveness and can see some interesting moves taken interpersonally, socially, financially, or in regards to investments or even creative projects. There can be a lot of nervous tension or pressures facilitating activities and dynamics now, but with the Moon and Mars syncing up to both trine Pluto tomorrow, another breakthrough point is nigh, another level is reached or hurdle overcome.
THURS FEB 18.
The Sun makes it’s annual ingress into sensitive and intuitive Pisces today. Meanwhile, the Moon in “gotta have it” Taurus is conjunct Mars and squaring up to Venus in Aquarius, while trine powerful Pluto and sextile day dreamy Neptune. This can see some powerful instinctive hunches, psychic impressions, or intuitive experiences in regards to relationships, money, investments, or creative projects. This can also see us more receptive, sensitive, and impressionable to aesthetics, beauty, sights, sounds, smells, tastes, serendipities, omens, and things going on generally within our environment or elsewhere. The lunar/Mars/Venus/Pluto/Neptune contacts can see a drive towards things of beauty, creativity, and pleasure, and there can be a desire to beautify or enhance things, -or make something more ideal somehow. It’s also possible that we can be more sensitive to interpersonal dynamics or certain walls between ourselves and others, and there can be a desire to begin to entertain the possibility of inviting more opportunities for contact if there has been any sort of estrangement between ourselves and others during all these massive shifts we’ve been navigating. These aspects, along with the Sun’s ingress into Pisces, can see a gentle nudge into the feelings and suggest that we begin the process of intentionally creating more time and space to connect with our emotions, inner world and psychic life, in preparation for dissolving barriers that inhibit more emotionally, psychologically and spiritually enriching connections with others that feed and inspire the soul. The stellium in Aquarius has spread everyone rather thinly, and although much has been accomplished in the outer spheres and in regards to setting a sea worthy ship to sail into the future and break new ground, -the soul is weary and in need of nourishment, replenishment, rest, recovery, inspiration. The nerves are frayed, overstimulated, and in need of soothing, and the heart hungers for contact with something transcendental, intangible, beautiful, divine. Something or someone idyllic to long after to inspire us further along the path of our own becoming. A safe and tranquil space to melt into and seek sanctuary, beauty, peace, food for the soul, and a little taste of infinity/divinity amidst all of the change. The Moon and Mars form an exact, perfected conjunction at 22 degrees of Taurus around 4:15 PM PST while in trine to Pluto, and this can see an increased determination and zeroing in on something we want to make happen so bad that we can taste it. The ideals, dreams, and fantasies around whatever this is can be fueling our determination even more, and there can be something about whatever this is that seems just out of reach, fantastical, beautiful, unobtainable, or impossible enough to challenge us and keep us from getting complacent, but realistic and realizable enough to keep us motivated and inspired without being totally demoralized or disillusioned. The rules of attraction and manifestation are hard at work here in these configurations. This can see a certain intentionality around getting into vibrational alignment with whatever fantastical dreamboat or other that we have our sights set on.
FRI FEB 19-SUN FEB 21.
Friday see’s the Moon enter talkative and inquisitive Gemini, squaring the Sun in sensitive Pisces, and forming trines to Mercury, Saturn, and Jupiter in Aquarius, while sextile Chiron in courageous Aries. This can see the weekend get off to a friendly, mentally active, and whimsical start, and there can be a feeling of having reached a new apex of accomplishment, or getting something new established, with a simultaneous feeling of “something’s missing” and wanting to add in whatever or whoever that “something” is into the equation- or simply wanting to rest or seek mental refreshment, entertainment, and escape. I get the image of a mime successfully managing to spin 2 plates in a stable fashion and wanting to add in a hackey sack that was set down previously back into the routine without dropping anything, but such ambitiousness may be tempered by a need to be more reflective or retiring. Tension between Venus and Mars can see some stir craziness and rebelliousness, but can also fuel a lot of creativity if channeled wisely. Today can see a focus on communications, curiosity, reading, writing, errands, short distance travels, interactions with siblings, neighbors, or people in our local environment. There can be a touching base with others we haven’t heard from in a while, or a hobby picked back up that's been set down. There’s a generous, expansive, inquisitive and optimistic atmosphere. A certain point of stability may have been reached after a lot of effort over the past few weeks. There may still be a lot of unknowns, or much work still ahead of us, but a lot of constructive progress has been made and there can be good news, congratulations, and good will to exchange, or much to catch up on with others or even just ourselves.
Saturday see’s a continuation of this theme, only the Moon throws in a loopy, punch drunk square to Neptune, which can see some confusion, or just a need to slow down and dream. Mercury also stations direct today at 4:52 PM PST, so it’s natural for it to feel as if the dust still needs to settle a bit to see things clearly. Along with the lunar trines to Mercury and Jupiter, Saturday adds the bonus addition of Venus, which can make for a sweet atmosphere with a focus on pleasure, playful banter, and stimulating exchanges. With the Sun in Pisces conjunct Venus in late degrees of Aquarius, the coming weeks will see us dipping our toes more into the realm of the feelings, as Venus will enter Pisces next Thursday. Saturday for the most part looks to be fun, indulgent, inquisitive, laid back, and pleasantly stimulating.
Sunday begins with the Moon in Gemini and ends with the Moon in Cancer. The Sun in psychic Pisces begins a sextile with illuminating Uranus today, and this can see some leaps and advancements psychologically, spiritually, or in regards to healing modalities and reaching surprising insights or new levels of awareness. The first half of the day can be focused on communications, relationships with others, and enjoying pleasant pastimes with the Moon/Venus link making it easy to connect well with others. People can be charming, charmed, and very disarming. The Moon shifts into comfort seeking Cancer at 7:53 PM PST. This showcases a lunar trine to the Sun in boundary dissolving Pisces, a square to Chiron in Aries, while the Moon still holds a trine to Venus in late Aquarius. This can see some testing of the waters with new interactions, or testing new terrain in already established interactions, but either way, there’s something psychologically “new”, or in the very least, refreshing, about whatever is going on here, socially or interpersonally, and even if it’s all ultimately beneficial, which it appears to be, there’s still a layer of self preservation/self protectiveness there, with the lunar square to Chiron wary of anything that seems too good to be true or of being lead down a garden path. Monday could see some unique and surprising insights and emotional and/or psychological revelations.