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February 5 – 11, 2023

This is a week of contrasts and illusive distractions. We want to detach, escape, and be free, yet our visions, dreams, and goals need our hard work, determination, and teamwork. We must set our tack and stay focused on our destination without being tempted by seemingly blissful distractions along the way.

Sunday, February 5th

The Full Moon in Leo at 1:27pm EST squares Uranus in Taurus, inspiring us to be playful yet mindful of how we plan to improve and enhance the circumstances of our future. Full Moons are culminations, and this one brings abounding zeal and zest to the fruits of our labors. Perhaps what we wish to show the world is something outside the box, strange, different, unique, yet altogether revolutionary in its potential. We must not be afraid to expose the individuality and inventiveness of our exciting new ventures to the rest of the world.

There can be a vibrant egoic magnetism on this Full Moon, however, so it would be wise to reign in any outlandish manias we may feel inclined to amplify. Better to wag our tails in delight and hopeful anticipation than to thrash around in the China shop with bullish ignorance and pomp. Tomorrow will ground us in reality.

Monday, February 6th

Today’s Moon-Saturn opposition indeed brings us back into the fray of reality, likely exposing any shortsighted missteps or exaggerations we may have taken for granted yesterday. The fiery and exciting Leo Moon continues to enthrall us with an eye to the future, but subtle (or not so subtle) reminders of how much work and effort are still required to achieve our dreams and visions can have the effect of crashing down upon us. This could very well be the kind of day that reteaches us the lifelong lesson of emotional highs and lows. So, we must remember to keep our inner roller coasters in check, especially if their effects can have negative impacts on the ones we love.

Mercury sextiles Neptune in the early afternoon on Monday (EST), further grounding any escapist or delusional perceptions we may have warped our minds into. The sure-footed realism of optimal life management that Mercury in Capricorn exudes is met with the unfooted surrealism of idealistic bliss that Neptune in Pisces exudes. When these planets form a sextile, there can be candid displays of clashing ideologies, rogue plans that struggle to manifest, or outright confusion surrounding all facets of this otherwise typical Monday afternoon. All that said, if we can put our honest hard work and diligent logistical planning into our highest and most realistically ideal visions, the potential for their growth and manifestation is prevalent today. This is further possible with Moon’s ingress into Virgo shortly after the Mercury-Neptune sextile, perfecting and polishing the tarnished rough edges of our vison platter.

Tuesday, February 7th

Moon squares Mars today, driving home the immense value of logical and methodical right action. It is best to stay focused on what needs to be accomplished, and not get caught up in mindless chatter or perfectionism that can never be attained. This day may bring some challenging mental acrobatics, but it also brings a sense of understanding what we need to do to make things work the best they can.

Tuesday evening’s Moon-Venus opposition, however, lands us in a pickle between being good kids or bad kids. The Virgo Moon whispers the value of prudence in one ear, while Venus in Pisces allures us with silky chords of indulgence in the other. With Uranus in the mix, we should not be surprised when we opt for the latter, but balancing the two would unfold the most optimal evening. Some at-home romance, healthy snacks in front of a movie, a fine wine with dinner, or just dreaming dreams with grounded hope are all ways to embrace this transit.

Wednesday, February 8th

Today’s Moon-Neptune opposition reverberates yesterday’s Moon-Venus opposition, rekindling the high contrast polarity between Virgo and Pisces: methodical vs. carefree, order vs. chaos. And while we likely will feel the pull between the two today, Moon’s magnetism inevitably influences us to work hard, get things completed, not forget anything, and essentially manage our day to the best of our abilities. Distractions will be waiting around every corner, though, so we need to put our blinders on, our heads down, and stay on point. Transits like this can create confusion and disarray if we are not privy to what lurks in the bushes. Now that we know about every bush on the block, we should be able to prevail with the gold!

Thursday, February 9th

As Moon slides into the graces of Libra today, our inner managerial elves wake up and remind us to ask for help from those who not only have the capacity to do so, but also because they want to. help us. Is there a way to delegate the work we need to do today? Can we meet with our team to discuss our progress? Working together to attain our goals seems much more reasonable today than it has all week. Later in the day, the risks and opportunities that have been swirling through our idealistic minds make their way to the dinner table. What are we willing to do to see our dreams come true? Do those dreams involve others, or are they solely our own dreams? How we will be able to manifest those dreams without the help of others should be the most important question at hand. It is vital that we recognize the value of the influence our loved ones, friends, and work mates have on our lives. Don’t be afraid to work together. There is power in numbers.

Friday, February 10th

Today we feel our wing-footed jester Mercury entering the nether reaches of the underworld of Pluto. The dark chasms and recesses of our minds are conjured up and awakened, reminding us that even we can’t escape the suffering that ensues around the world. Being mindful of how we can project our traumas onto others unnecessarily may be the best way to avoid whatever pitfalls this union can bring. The key here is certainly being mindful. It is often difficult to notice our own actions while they are unfolding in real time, so we must be ever vigilant today that whatever we say doesn’t hurt anyone or send them into our own underworld or us into theirs. All this shadow work can have its rewards, however. Working hard, speaking clearly with heartfelt good intentions, and honoring the contrasts within us all will certainly unveil triumphant potential. These two coming together may indeed signal a cerebral transformation unlike any we have felt before. A burst of reality that shifts us into unforeseen functionality and productivity.

Saturday, February 11th

Today we welcome Mercury into Aquarius and Moon into Scorpio, who square one another by mid-afternoon EST. We are likely at once finding ourselves emotionally overwhelmed and wishing to completely detach from our emotions. This dilemma will remain throughout the weekend, so it may be best to spend a little time doing both. The awakening consciousness that Mercury in Aquarius brings could very well enlighten us to better understand any emotional confusion lurking deep within. Sometimes stepping back and seeing life from a wider vantage point allows us to detach enough from whatever stagnant situation we find ourselves in, thus illuminating our perception and understanding of what we are going through. So, honor these squaring celestial beings as they invoke a sense of revelation today. Somehow it all makes sense if we see it clearly enough.

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