This week begins with the Moon in late Scorpio trine Venus and Neptune, which are both conjunct. The Moon is also square the Sun and Saturn, while sesquisquare Jupiter, and sextile Pluto, which can see a lot romantic idealism funneled in a focused, even obsessive manner. The Sun and Saturn strengthens a conjunction all week, seeing a stabilizing influence driven by high ideals. Hard work over the previous months can begin to crystalize a solid new foundation which can function as a springboard for further progress. Venus and Neptune conjunct at the moment potentiate the highest octave of love, creativity, and aesthetics, which is a truly romantic and sappy configuration, apropos for Valentine's day. Today can be pleasantly driven. In some cases, there can be a downright smitten energy that can feel slightly inhibited by duties or by other obstacles. Some astrologers might say Venus and Neptune together is nothing but "good vibes," which can be true, but it can also see an element of sadness, or speak of a longing for something or someone unreachable, impossible, or long gone. It's certainly a compassion of the highest order. The true hopeless romantic configuration. Faith based love. Spiritual love. The ultimate sacrifice. The Moon enters Sagittarius at 5:31 PM PST, to trine Jupiter, which can see an unstoppable quirky idealism endeavor to prevail over the grittier parts of reality. This set’s the stage for an emotionally adventurous, and even spicy Valentines day that can highlight curiosity, travel, learning, and communications. For some, there can be some brazen statements, proclamations, or confessions. Love knows no bounds. For the less romantically focused among us, this is a pioneering, idealistic and motivated energy that can expand horizons. 


Happy Valentines day to all you lovebirds out there, and to the single folks as well. Today can put a pep in many people’s step, with the Moon in truth seeking Sagittarius trine generous Jupiter, Chiron, and Juno, while opposite Mars. Love can feel like an adventure right now, and although Venus is exalted in Pisces, those who find themselves in ill defined territory can begin to become a bit restless with a lack of clarity or s sense of vagueness that leaves a lot of longing in it’s wake, and this trend will be accentuated by Venus moving into Aries late on Sunday night at the tail end of the week. For now, much can be forgiven, and any sense of mystery is embraced with wide eyed idealism, fervent curiosity, courage, passion and exploration. This math epitomizes a happy dog wagging it’s tail, and there can be an emotionally generous, and motivated atmosphere that can boost morale, and make it easy to see the good in people and in situations. There’s an endless curiosity here that desires to get right to the point, so retaining a sense of subtlety might be helpful, as Venus conjunct Neptune is highly absorbent and sensitive to nuance. Intuition, passion, and curiosity can combine in morale boosting ways, just try not to go over the top or get in over your head.


The Moon is sextile the Sun and Saturn today while squaring Venus and Neptune, which perfect a conjunction today at 24 degrees Pisces. Here is where too much mystery, fantasy, surreality and irresolution can begin to grate up against a desire to feel some solid ground. Although there is a thoughtfulness, beauty and sensitivity to today’s configurations, with the Moon in hoof in mouth Sagittarius square shy and sensitive Venus in Pisces, take care to verbalize any potential distaste for elusiveness, empty promises, and lack of clarity with care, as the shoot from the hip straight forwardness can be interpreted as off-putting, brash, or counterintuitive to the cause. There is a strong desire here for clarity and certainty, -which is the complete antithesis of Venus in Pisces. Today can be excellent for making creative visions a reality and bringing inspiration down to earth. There can even be some helpful reality checks. The Sun and Saturn perfect a conjunction at 27 degrees Aquarius, which is extremely helpful for solidifying foundations and crystalizing new structures and rhythms. Just as easily, carriages can turn into pumpkins if there's been a lack of realism, (pie, anyone?). In either case, after wading through a lot of murkiness, things can finally begin making a little more sense as this week plays out. In the very least, things within your locus of control can begin stabilizing a lot more, and a solid set of priorities and time management can begin to take root. This requires focus and tuning out things that get you chasing your own tail in futility. The Sun conjunct Saturn can help weed out any subtle, demoralizing influences, which can be self empowering. The Moon enters reality centric Capricorn at 9:00 PM PST, doubling down on the theme of healthy boundaries and reality checks.


The Moon in Capricorn is square Jupiter, Chiron and Juno in Aries, while trine Uranus, and this can see a declaration of independence from anything confusing, time wasting, disempowering, and demoralizing. There is a healthy sense of pragmatism and autonomy here that is aversive to waste and unnecessary distractions. For some, this can manifest in a rather pronounced way that can feel like a personal reclamation of ones own time, energy, power, initiative and drive. There can also be a focus on health or healing, physical issues, and clearing away impediments to well being. Surprising insights can be helpful and boost morale, even if matter of fact issues have to be dealt with. This math is on a mission, and instils a solid sense of purpose. It can actually feel liberating to adhere to a certain structure or to impose certain limits or boundaries on how much you deviate from a core quest. Mercury sextile Jupiter suggests there’s much to be explored, a lot of growth potential within a more defined framework and set of priorities. New information can be helpful and reassuring. Venus conjunct Neptune has high ideals that tend towards the intangible and ethereal. Todays energy can be used advantageously and provide intuitive insights that have a basis in common sense. Having high values that you’re unwilling to settle on, (along with a good grasp on reality) is amazing for efficiency, self preservation, and saving time.


The Moon in Capricorn is trine Uranus, sextile Neptune and conjunct Pluto this morning, seeing the day get off on a focused, inspired, and goal oriented start. The Moon goes on to sextile Venus, seeing inspired visions and hopes become tangible reality. There may be some pleasant surprises or even some rewards for sticking to your guns. Intuition can be high, and interpersonally, there can be a subtle, magnetic intensity underscoring the day. The Sun and Saturn can see the week closing out on a very accomplished feeling note. Not only are things stabilizing, but they're evolving. Today can see some interesting undercurrents going on under the surface socially or interpersonally. Financial, physical, creative or commercial endeavors can be impacted by these energies as well. Evening especially, can see some intense moments with the Moon conjunct Pluto and sextile Venus, with Venus getting ready to shift into Aries on Sunday night. It’s possible that for some, there are make or break moments are in the works. There can also be new alliances forming, or new people can enter the fold. There can be more going on under the surface than meets the eye, and meetings can be more significant than we first realize. A new corner is about to be turned socially, interpersonally, or financially. The Moon enters community oriented Aquarius at 9:35 PST, which can see a great deal of curiosity, excitement, and enthusiasm around new initiatives, friendships, or signs of growth. Good news is on the way that might be quite unexpected.


The Sun makes it’s annual ingress into Pisces at 2:34 PM PST, seeing a conscious shift towards releasing a lot of unnecessary baggage and deadweight, leaving certain issues firmly behind us. The Moon in social Aquarius is excited and focused on the future, and makes a conjunction to Mercury, a trine to Mars, and a sextile to Jupiter.  Good news or positive feedback, and possibly even some solid gains can be an incredibly motivating force to keep going forward and doing things that clearly seem to be working well. This can see some generous benefactors come out of the woodwork, or can be positive for commercial or artistic affairs, or even for healing. A solid support network can be getting established and seeing growth, or the benefits of one already in place can be showing themselves. Friendships and shared goals or aspirations can be highlighted. A mutual admiration society can do wonders for spurring people on to actualize their dreams. The Moon squares Uranus this evening, seeing some flashes of inspiration, shocks, surprises, or deviations from the norm. New people are entering the fold. Curiosity abounds, and innovation paves the way forward to get solid foundations established. Venus in the anaretic degree of Pisces is at a threshold and grows restless and less tolerant of sticking with things that don’t serve her interests, or where the terms of certain arrangements are unclear. Fresh territory beckons. 


Today's mathscape is intense. There is a commitment to new structures and priorities here. A solidification of processes that has been underway for quite a while. Simultaneously, there is a walking away, a leaving behind of certain things that are necessarily dissolving. The area in your chart ruled by Pisces is now being deep cleaned and prepared to make way for Saturn to set up shop here. The majority of today is future focused, goal oriented and disciplined. Venus makes an intense, exact sextile to Pluto, both at 29 degrees, which can see make or break moments building interpersonally for some, with new opportunities presenting themselves, subtly at first, -but powerfully. Power dynamics can be a factor in certain dynamics, which can see tricky territory for some. The Moon then enters Pisces this evening at 8:56 PM PST. The New Moon climaxes at 11:06 PM PST at 1 degree of Pisces, making an out of sign conjunction to Saturn in late Aquarius. This is followed by Venus entering the zenith degree of Aries at 11:56 PM PST. This is all deeply symbolic.  This decan of Pisces is ruled by the 8 of Cups in the tarot, a card that pictures a man walking away from something that once was very important to him, but has since lost relevance or ceases to fulfill his desires. He abandons something that he once put a lot of emotional investment into, in order to embark on a personal quest for satisfaction. There is something that is dissolving necessarily here, it may have been based on false pretenses, projection, or fantasy, or it simply ceases to provide the pleasure that it once did. Here, fantasy meets reality, and self honesty makes a rational assessment. In the name of authenticity, energy can no longer be wasted or poured into things that don’t provide the satisfaction we seek. Venus doubles down on this sentiment by entering independent Aries after an intense exact sextile to Pluto, suggesting something is reaching the end of the road, or can't be suppressed any longer, and new opportunities are presenting themselves, begging to be explored. Something either needs to transform to continue, or be abandoned entirely. In Aries, not only is Venus unafraid to go it alone if need be, but she is enthusiastic and excited to follow her whims and impulses unapologetically in pursuit of her passions. A certain way of being is left behind because it no longer nourishes the vital forces, or serves the long term aims. With this can come a revitalization of the authentic self, and even of the body. What Venus has been denied, she now seeks with abandon, or in the very least, she seeks to self affirm.



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