MONDAY FEB 17.
Monday begins with the Moon in broad minded, philosophical Sagittarius, squaring Neptune and sextile Juno. As the day progresses and the Moon heads into the later degrees of the Centaur, it builds a conjunction to Mars, and a trine to Uranus. With Mercury now retrograde and conjunct Neptune, certain things can feel ill defined, uncertain, and open ended. The Moon sextile to Juno and square Neptune today suggests that this lack of definition, confusion, or uncertainty, can be felt by many people primarily interpersonally, in regards to relationships. The Moon in Sagittarius strives to maintain optimism and faith under what could otherwise feel to be some rather demoralizing or confusing circumstances that can have people feeling somewhat at sea. Conversely, the planetary line up in Capricorn tries to remain grounded in reality and practicality, and encourages us to throw our energy into endeavors that we can count on to provide realizable results in direct proportion to our efforts. The link between Mars and Uranus suggests some sort of reform is underway, and this can see a lot of leveling up for people. After the spaced out Mars/Neptune square while Mars was still in Sagittarius, we can be keen to make improvements and recapture our motivation, drive, and physical vitality. It also suggests a lot of innovation and “making things up as we go.” Many people are entering territory so new to them that they don’t know quite what to expect. With Mercury now retrograde in Pisces, it might be wise to hold off on making any important commitments, promises, or backing anyone else into a corner to do the same, as much is in flux. Emotions, mental states, and communications can be delicate, impressionable, and sensitive to subtlety. A little goes a long way, and the stellium in Capricorn alludes to the value of patience and the art of giving things time. There will be a lot of impressions to take in from the ethers, via communications, dreams, reflections, and our own subconscious, throughout Mercury’s transit through Pisces. This is a delicate process that shouldn’t be artificially or forcibly expedited. Venus in Aries squaring Jupiter in Capricorn wants everything yesterday, and is definitely in search of more happiness, pleasure and fulfillment. Remind yourself often that what is intended for you will come to you, if you find the lack of clarity and definition of Mercury rx in Pisces, and the discipline, hard work, patience, stoicism, and “stiff upper lip” required of the Cap stellium in the face of all that, to be messing with your head. (It’s gonna mess with us all I can fucking guarantee this.) But there’s a lot of compassion to be found in the notion that we’re all actually in the same boat, (and nobody actually really knows what they’re even doing.) We’re all just doing the best we can. Interpersonally speaking, the more skillfully that we are manning our own ships, taking care of our own side of the street, managing our own problems and issues, tending to our own responsibilities, and committed to our own personal growth and development, the more likely it is for relations with others to go along in pleasant, constructive, and even healing ways. Today can definitely see a desire to make things happen begin to build. These are some pretty adventurous, pioneering configurations that cry out for change and something to feel hopeful, positive, and excited about, but we can also feel a bit uncertain, out on a limb, or vulnerable to the seeming instability, fluctuation, or just “foreign elements” of situations, circumstances, or people. Big learning curves. Best advice through any muck or fuckery is to focus on making the absolute best out of everything you *do* have personal control over, and focus extra hard on that if/when you find yourself tripping balls over any unknowns, shady business, or things, people, or situations that may seem less than ideal, but aren’t within your dominion of control to change. Perhaps say the serenity prayer and remind yourself everybody is doing the best they can with the cards they’ve been dealt. In the absence of concrete, factual information, or the presence of deception, evasion, uncertainty, confusion, or fugazi, -cling to whatever hard facts you do have at your disposal. “When I get exercise, I feel good and handle stress better. When I put in more effort at work, I make more money. When I say encouraging, constructive things to myself, I feel better.” Sit on your collection of precious hard facts like it’s your personal island of sanity.
TUESDAY FEB 18.
Today see’s the Moon in Capricorn conjunct Mars and Jupiter, trine Uranus, and square Chiron and Venus in Aries. Needless to say, we could feel more than ready to initiate some big changes. This Cap stellium is amazing for making life affirming reforms. The Sun will head into Pisces later this evening around 9 PM PST, signaling a time of endings, release, and reflection, while we simultaneously embark on some pretty major life overhauls with the powerful Capricorn stellium leading the way. Venus in Aries could see some impatience, but it’s probably wise to slow down and try to reign in certain impulses to push or force things ahead, as with Mercury now retrograde in elusive Pisces, and Mars trine Uranus in Capricorn, things could change and then change again, unexpected things can crop up, or new information could reveal itself, so it’s a good idea to make sure you have all the facts and understand all the fine print before making any major decisions or commitments that aren’t easy to back out of. Certain things may require a “wait and see” approach. Today actually looks somewhat exciting, creative, and grounded, and there can be a renewed enthusiasm to really get back on track or “back in the saddle” about something. We can feel quietly optimistic about putting our energy into new, exciting endeavors, creative directions, or picking something back up, dusting it off, and making a renewed commitment to it. Evening time see’s a lunar sextile to Mercury rx, which could bring in some news, or unexpected communications, or simply a wave of inspiration, illumination, or insight that can subtly boost optimism or faith levels around something important to us. With the lunar squares to both Venus and Chiron, it’s no doubt that certain things, perhaps interpersonally, have us feeling a bit challenged or vulnerable, and can require us to really dip into our reserve of courage, but with this stellium in Cap at the wheel, such courage, determination, and inner solidity can feel much easier to muster. The Sun in Pisces sextile Uranus suggests that inspired insights, strokes of genius, psychic impressions from out of the blue, dreams, and time spent in reflection, can all offer valuable signposts and guidance that can assist in finding our footing as we step into new directions, or look at old things or situations in a new way. There’s definitely a strong desire to make powerful changes from the inside out in this math, and there’s a lot of creativity available within it.
WEDNSDAY FEB 19.
Today see’s the Moon in Capricorn sextile Mercury and Neptune in Pisces, square Venus in Aries, and conjunct Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto in Cap. This can actually see some really inspired transformations taking place from deep within, and some deep insights can be gleaned, as well as some intense communications or impressions. There is a strange mixture between realism and high idealism in the picture. Many things are still in the imaginal stages, but we can see some inspired and determined actions towards very specific goals, transformations, and reforms. Our enthusiasm can be spurred on by others, and impatience (Venus in Aries), can be funneled into enthusiasm and drive towards self directed initiatives, improving our own lot, and building courage. The planets in Cap encourage us to keep our feet on the ground, cultivate self discipline, and maintain a sense of realism, while the Pisces/Neptune influences encourage us to dream big. Because Mercury is retrograde in Pisces conjunct Neptune, there can be a tendency to entertain delusions or go off at mental tangents, or foray off into fantasies that are completely out of touch with reality, or to see things through a rose colored lens. This can be great for the arts and excellent fodder for imaginative pursuits, but take care not to base major decisions off of seeing and hearing only what you want to see and hear, as the repercussions later can create some complications that could be difficult or awkward to unravel or reverse. Realism and dealing in actual facts (and not simply painting white roses red) is extra important right now. The stellium in Cap demands Tegrity(TM.) The tendency towards delusion and deception (self deception as well as deceptiveness of others) is rather high with Mercury backtracking here. Otherwise, it’s really positive for increasing compassion, lowering walls and defenses, and stimulating the imaginative and emotional processes. Todays math see’s our feet on the ground, while our head is in the clouds. There can be a flood of inspiration, and inspiring communications that transpire today. There’s an intensity to this math as well as a certain “weirdness” and unconventionality. When I look at this math though, as grounded and practical as the Cap stellium is, I can’t help but hear the word “inspiration.” There’s definitely something inspired happening here, and it does also make me think of Alice In Wonderland, as things are definitely also a bit…out there, there’s a strangeness, and surreality to it all. Venus in Aries square Jupiter has an itch to scratch and is in a low key fevered pursuit of happiness and pleasure. This can drive people to make premature moves or decisions if they aren’t cautious, but it can also bring a lot of enthusiasm and motivation where it may have been lacking before. This looks like a productive and inspiring day, and a lot of changes or unexpected surprises could be on their way.
THURSDAY FEB 20.
This morning begins on a somewhat somber, if subtly destabilized or “shook” vibe, with the Moon in late Capricorn conjunct Saturn and Pluto, and building a square to Uranus. There could be some last minute things to take care of and it could feel like a slow, uphill grind. Around noon, the Moon shifts into unconventional Aquarius, and forms a sextile to Chiron in Aries, so it could feel like progress is being made towards goals and we can feel a sense of sasatisfaction and more hope about the future. There can be a lot that is unexpected, bizarre, or just plain weird about what’s happening now, and a lot can be going on under the radar, but there’s something about it that can increase confidence and courage levels. But there’s also perhaps a lot of unanswered questions, mysteries, or unknowns. We may relish a challenge, and “bucking the norm.” There’s a rebelliousness, and detached independence to this math that appears to be attempting to fuse the past and the future together somehow, or break away from constraints in the name of self interest. Calculated risks. The Sun in Pisces conjunct Mercury retrograde, and sextile Mars in Capricorn, and Uranus in Taurus suggests there’s a LOT to reflect upon in regards to risks we could be considering taking or the potential directions we could head in. Much can feel as if we’re standing on shifting sands or as if new information could come to our attention at any moment and change everything. It could feel exciting and stimulating actually, but also somewhat unstable. With Mars trine Uranus though, it’s clear we need a change, and both of these planets in methodical earth signs encourages slow, patient and innovative changes and reforms, as opposed to impulsive, bogus, or half cocked moves. The foundations have to be solid and correct, so it’s good to reflect rather than simply react, to make sure we have our facts straight.
FRIDAY FEB 21.
Today see’s the Moon in detached, cerebral, unorthodox Aquarius form a sextile to Venus in impulsive, passionate Aries. This can see some…weird, unexpected interpersonal experiences. A lunar trine to Juno (also retrograde), suggests past alliances can factor in somehow, or that something about present situations is putting a new or illuminating spin on our interpersonal past. Venus in Aries is about new beginnings, relationally, financially, or in regards to pleasure, abundance, love, beauty, and all the good things in life. We can be feeling to be in a strange and experimental place as the weekend kicks off, and perhaps willing to give something or someone “odd” a go, or to take a new approach to an old relationship or situation, or just interpersonally in general. Something unusual about our circumstances may push us to make some unconventional choices in the pursuit of happiness and pleasure. With the Moon in Aquarius, there’s an emotional detachment here, and a tendency to run the feelings through a lot of intellectual analysis, but in spite of this, the sextile to Venus can see the opportunity for some warm, charming social interactions or interpersonal exchanges. Because Mercury is retrograde in Pisces, it’s as if the feelings are playing “catch up”. Venus in Aries places the emphasis on the passions, and their apparent immediacy, while the Moon in Aquarius tends to connect best emotionally via an intellectual rapport and a shared vision. There’s a subtle impatience or mental/emotional restlessness that can be detected via a lunar semisquare to Mars in Capricorn, but there’s a clear emphasis on exploring future possibilities. Today can see some interesting, odd, but pleasant experiences and exchanges. Much can be very surprising, weird, and unconventional right now.
SATURDAY FEB 22.
Saturday see’s the Moon in Aquarius until late evening, and doesn’t form any exact aspects except an out of sign conjunction with the Sun in Pisces in preparation for tomorrows New Moon. With the Sun forming aspects to Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Uranus, it’s clear there’s a lot to take in and reflect upon. This is a loopy vibe, and the Sun shines a light on various urges, drives, desires, communications, blockages, and changes that have been transpiring. With the North and South nodes both in positive contact to the Sun and Mercury in Pisces, this represents an important, if fated, juncture. The Sun’s contact to Uranus in combination with it’s trine to the North Node in Cancer suggests a making peace with the past somehow, doing something differently, approaching it differently, not necessarily in the way that is comfortable, habitual, or familiar, but in the way that is necessary for continued healing and growth. The New Moon tomorrow can usher in some kind of cathartic release. Late tonight, the Moon enters sensitive and intuitive Pisces, conjunct the Sun, Mercury, and sextile Uranus. The psychic ethers can be lit, and we’re called to release our grip and embrace a new, more enlightened perspective on things. Radical acceptance. Meditation, reflection, and spiritual pursuits can be grounding and soothing.
SUNDAY FEB 23.
Today see’s the new moon in Pisces conjunct the Sun, Mercury, and Neptune, and sextile Mars in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus. These configurations speak of surrender, release, radical acceptance, compassion, forgiveness, letting go of attachment to outcomes, while also simultaneously working patiently and diligently towards positive and dynamic change and deep transformation and reform. New Moons are about new beginnings and planting seeds. In the case of this one, in the middle of a Mercury retrograde, it’s more like a major soil rehabilitation. We’ve got to release old, outworn, limited patterns of thinking, behaving, perceiving, and communicating, in order for the seeds we plant to bear the nutritious, delicious, edible fruits of our dreams later. This day has a dreamy, inspired, reflective, imaginative, sensitive, mostly passive, mellow, soft and impressionable vibe that is well suited for contemplation, relaxation, spiritual, healing, or artistic pursuits. The channels for communication are also wide open as well, and there can be some compassionate exchanges and even seemingly telepathic links. We can be really sensitive and impressionable to what we hear, see, and feel, which can have us tend towards passivity or solitude. Later on, Mercury sextiles Mars which can make communications more forthright and bring us more out of our shells to share whatever psychic impressions we’ve been reflecting on. This can see some soulful and passionate exchanges.
Thanks for reading. Stay curious fam. See you next Monday.