This week we are developing both a grounded sense of destiny and advanced new perspectives to guide us into our brightening future. The bold and often reckless desires of an Aries Moon are challenged by a need for patience as rapid Aquarius season comes into full swing. Both Mars and Venus ingress Aquarius and immediately join Pluto there, amping up our relational growth and personal transformations in ways that we may have not anticipated. The desire for rapid implementation of advancements and perspectives in our lives is quelled by steadfast Taurean and Saturnian influences that remind us to be responsible and methodic on our voyage to such beautiful ideals.
Sunday, February 11, 2024
Moon in Pisces sextile Uranus in Taurus
Moon in Pisces sextile Venus in Capricorn
Today we are grounding our otherwise sublime feels with sharp focus and rational values. Despite the Pisces Moon, there is motivation available to us if we utilize our mental faculties and maintain an even, rational keel while carrying out our projects and pursuits. Of course, there is a chance that the blissful sways of the Moon lure us into its dreamy lair, but if we have work to stay sharp, we can accomplish what we set out to do, maybe even with some excitement to go along with it.
It is important to know that Pisces Moons can often tempt us or persuade us into doing things we had not anticipated doing, so it would be wise to be mindful that any pause in making decisions should be a bit more thorough than usual. Is the persuasion ideal, helpful, practical, and aligned with our values? Sometimes we need to be tempted to learn how to create healthier boundaries, so perhaps we should exercise due diligence with anything that comes our way in the form of an alluring opportunity, especially with Moon joining Neptune in Pisces in the middle of the night.
Monday, February 12, 2024
Moon in Aries sextile Pluto in Aquarius
We sure can be energized to tackle our tasks today, as long as there is some form of positive growth and enhancement that goes along with it. We sometimes do do do without thinking about how such doing is not necessarily getting us anywhere. Our motivation today is more focused on getting somewhere we have ideally been wanting to go. And this is not necessarily a physical location or destination, this is about our dreams, goals, and futuristic ideas.
What we may lose in this charged pursuit is the support of anyone who tends to follow rules and do things “by the book.” This is a rebellious aspect that warrants some classy misbehavior. Of course I am not endorsing harmful acts in any way, instead I am simply saying that we should not be afraid to step out of the norms of societal conditioning, because rarely does that get us someplace we have never been. In the words of Lew Welch, “Step out onto the Planet. Draw a circle 100 feet round. Inside the circle are 300 things nobody understands and, maybe, nobody’s ever seen. How many can you find?”
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
*Mars ingresses Aquarius*
Moon in Aries sextile Mercury in Aquarius
Venus in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces
Moon conjunct its North Node and Chiron in Aries
Yesterday’s rebellion to execute some type of transformative experience in our lives is further validated and enabled by today’s aspects. There is further motivation with Mercury now involved, and Mars’s ingress into forward-thinking and rebellious Aquarius pretty much brings out all the stops to step on the gas pedal and floor it to the finish line, wherever that is! Again, this is not encouragement to recklessly speed our way into an unknown future with no foresight or forethought, but it could end up being what happens if we are not careful enough to exercise patience and think through whatever hair-brained ideas we have.
Sometimes we overthink when we want to initiate something by pushing it further and further into the future. Perhaps this is because we do not feel ready, we are afraid of change, we are afraid of success, or we are afraid of failure. But when Mars enters the sign of ideals and eccentricity, there is seldom a better time to take the bull by its horns and ride it like you stole it. What have we been wanting to embark upon? What have we sighted in the distance through our telescope that we are so curious about? Let’s go!
Venus’s sextile to Neptune can help ground and stabilize our otherwise blatant gusto, at least by way of some pragmatic aspiration and sensibility. What we might lose through such blatant verve, we can make up for with this duo imparting their combined, albeit somewhat paradoxical, rationale and reason.
Something we should all be deeply aware of as Moon passes its North Node and Chiron is that we are learning how to better avoid distractions so that we can more quickly come to master our ambitions, practices, and fields of study. There is no doubt this could be one of the most important conjunctions this year (Chiron conjunct Moon’s North Node on Feb 19). More about that next week, but for now, we must take careful notice of any distractions that just are not helping our pursuit of mastery.
Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Mars conjunct Pluto in Aquarius
Moon in Aries square Venus in Capricorn
Moon in Taurus square Mars and Pluto in Aquarius
All that rebellion? We may be facing the consequences in some form or another today. But we should not be discouraged by this. There is always backlash when we strike out against a norm by standing up for truth and creativity. These rebellious acts could merely be committing to a new path, a new job, or a new perspective. Whatever it is, there can be volatility, sensitivity, and fast, rash, even reckless decisions and actions taken, so we need to be calm, cool, and collected if we want this new venture to endure and succeed.
Taking in all the cues we may have overlooked over the past couple of days would be ideal, if we have the patience for it. We could become so headstrong that we don’t care if we miss any cues, but some of those cues could signal boundaries and limitations we might otherwise forget about. Are we being compassionate, selfless, and thoughtful toward our loved ones and friends so that we do not burn any bridges? Have we taken all conceivable consequences into consideration? Someone could very likely be challenging our progressive approach and thinking, so we should be sure we have sensible and justifiable reasoning behind whatever match we are striking anew. We cannot let the snags of overlooking consequences destroy our visionary pursuit toward our brilliant ideals.
Thursday, February 15, 2024
Mercury in Aquarius sextile Chiron in Aries
Moon in Taurus square Mercury in Aquarius
Moon conjunct Uranus in Taurus
As it is natural for us to become much more focused on enhancing and progressing our perspectives and ideals during Aquarius season, when Sun is joined by the inner personal planets through the sign, we must consider how those planets are aspecting planets in other signs and how that affects that progressive unfoldment. Today we have continued opportunity to adjust our sails to compensate for the recent shift in the wind. The winds are blowing from new directions and whispering our needs upon them. What is the wind telling us today?
Again, these new ideals and perspectives may not be extreme or extravagantly outlandish, but there are certainly exciting new thoughts and projects appearing and presenting themselves to us in some form or another. The question is are we prepared to somewhat destabilize our comfortable and stubborn hold on the status quo? This question will need to be answered by the inner master in all of us to determine if we are willing to let go of perhaps gluttonous pleasures to advance our position towards such leadership. And it all comes down, once again, to redefining what we value and appreciate most in our lives. These things can shift, so we must learn to be open and willing to shift with them.
Friday, February 16, 2024
Moon in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces
First quarter Moon in Taurus
*Venus ingresses Aquarius*
Moon in Gemini trine Venus and Pluto in Aquarius
Mercury in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus
Today’s medley of aspects begins to incorporate a progression of new information and knowledge to feed our building hunger for ideal growth and advancement. Moon’s entrance into informational Gemini is immediately supported and harmonized with Venus’s ingress into fellow air sign Aquarius and Pluto’s still-infantile tenure there. There can seem to be a harmonic resonance with fresh ideas, new input, books and resources we had never seen or opened before, and an all-around thirst to learn more. We should take this as a good sign that our ideals are able to manifest with careful and strategic planning and execution.
With Sun, Pluto, and all the inner planets now in Aquarius and no planets retrograde, we are in the exciting phase of rapid change, adjustment, alignment, and progress. The important thing to realize during such a phase is that nothing good comes quick or easy. We must make every effort to recalibrate our coordinates, our course, and our destination if we are to get where we want to be in the future. Certain blockages or seeming setbacks can arise today that may appear to want to stagnate our forward motion, but this is simply so that we can take stock of our resources, our sustainability, and our wherewithal to make more reliable and achievable plans and goals.
Where do we see ourselves in due time? What sort of things do we see ourselves casting into the sea so we can get there? All eyes are beginning to roll toward Chiron’s conjunction with Moon’s North Node on Monday. Which reminds me, all these aspects I delineate are perfecting aspects. Their influence is felt before and after in different ways. I have found that some people experience their influence much more leading up to their perfecting, while others, such as myself, seem to feel them shortly afterward. Regardless, it is worth noting the volume of such dissonance and resonance is heard differently by everyone.
Saturday, February 17, 2024
Venus conjunct Pluto in Aquarius
Moon in Gemini square Saturn in Pisces
Moon in Gemini sextile Chiron in Aries
The conceivable setbacks or stagnation that we might have begun to feel yesterday carries into today, though these are blessings in disguise. As I mentioned before, nothing good comes quick or easy, and this Aquarius season, especially with a Gemini Moon, wants things to rapidly advance to where we want to be immediately. But we would be fools to think that is the most responsible and reliable course of action. There must always be mindful appreciation for, adherence to, and respect given to the laws of the universe, the laws of the tides, the laws of nature that we do not control and cannot manipulate.
Slowing down, considering where we have been, where we are, and where we want to go are all hallmarks of valuable wisdom. Saturn wants to structure our future and stabilize the foundations upon which we will build that future, and this is a lesson today’s Gemini Moon will be relearning from him. Not only that lesson, but the lesson of how to thread the needle of implementing our immense backlog of lessons and teachings in order to facilitate the brightest and most joyful future imaginable. It begins with shedding the pain, the trauma, and the agony, either self-imposed or imposed by others, that we have lived with for so long.
In the words of Robert Hunter, “Inspiration, move me brightly. Light the song with sense and color. Hold away despair. More than this I will not ask. Faced with mysteries dark and vast. Statements just seem vain at last. Some rise, some climb, some fall to get to Terrapin.”
This week’s increased speed with which we receive, approach, and go about our lives must be tempered by the grounding influence of Moon, Jupiter, and Uranus’s presence in stable and resourceful Taurus if we are to make the kind of progress we want to. The week starts out bold, desirous, and hopeful, and the excitement can be infectious, but we always have to remember the story of the hare and the tortoise. Blue skies are on the horizon and the Sun is coming out, but we have healthy boundaries, due diligence, and an enormous accumulation of information and knowledge to strategically implement if we are to bask gloriously and tranquilly in those golden rays.