Week ahead transits 12 – 18 February
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Sun = 23° 5’ Aquarius – 0° 9’ Pisces
Moon = Pisces - Cancer
This week the Sun ingresses into Pisces and travels through the last decan of Aquarius which is associated with the 7 of Swords. Through the energy of the 7 of swords we become aware of how effective our words are and what is and is not necessary to be spoken out loud. The 7 of Swords depicts a character sheepishly making off with all but two swords which lay behind as he tiptoes along. We may encounter instances where we feel as though someone is trying to pull one over on us, or we feel the need to tip toe around a situation in order to get what we need out of a conversation. This card can also come up when we feel like we are not being completely honest with ourselves or others and sometimes represents that wonderful old feeling of being an imposter. In the second half of the week there is a quarter Moon in Taurus, the fixed square between the Sun and Moon usher in a situation or sensation within the body that requires a bit of adjustment in order to get back into a comfortable position. It may be a good time to bend, stretch and open up the mind-body connection however feels most in alignment for you.
All of the planets are between Capricorn through to Taurus, forming a bucket with the South Node as the handle. A bucket is a type of Astrological configuration where all but one planet or point is in one half of the chart while one or two single planets/points sit in the opposite, creating a shape that looks like a bucket with a handle. This week the bucket is formed with the South Node as the handle, creating a pattern where we may feel pressures from the past. Pulling the lever will help to release all of the planetary energies that we are carrying within us and this can look like reconnecting with our past, past relationships or past selves. This can be a time to do therapy work. Some part of our soul may be out there wandering around in the past, not able to let go while the rest of us is merrily on our way onto the future. Reconnect with the self and notice if you have left some old parts in the past that can be integrated with you in the now.
Mars ingresses into Aquarius on the 12th/13th and stays in the air sign until March 22nd/23rd. While in Aquarius, the way that we initiate our desires may be unusually different than how we typically move through life. Mars in Aquarius allows us to open up new pathways of being, exploring energy within ourselves that we didn’t know we had. This is a great time for creative problem solving, especially for those old redundant patterns that we have found ourselves stuck in. Venus also ingresses into Aquarius this week on the 16th/17th and will remain in Aquarius until March 11th/12th. In a similar vein as Mars, there is a creative, new approach to our relationships that may surprise or bring us into a new way of harmonizing ourselves with others. As both Venus and Mars travel through Aquarius, they pass over the Pluto portal and birth a new form of identity. We may adopt a new way of acting, dressing or connecting with friends and the community.
There is clarity available and we can take actions that we know we will feel good about later on. The process is being set up, with Mars in the last bits of Capricorn today before it moves into Aquarius later in the evening (Pacific Time). The Mars shift into Aquarius gets us out of the one track mind and opens doors to new sets of standards. We may feel a bit off-kilter for a little bit while Mars situates itself and become familiar with the new territory. If you are starting a new project or a new friendship/entering into a new group, this will be a great opportunity to put your best new foot forward.
Moon sextile Mars, Moon > Aries at 5:25 am, sextile Pluto, Mars > Aquarius at 10:05 pm.
The energy for the day feels a little intense, but constructive and healing. There is support from the Moon, Chiron and Pluto to start something new, to usher in a new era into your realm. Mars enters Aquarius today while also connecting with Pluto, which feels like a new version of something old beginning to take shape. It is a new understanding and realization of how to begin communicating with others and with the group. Some of us may take the first steps towards changing how we show up in our community or friend group. There is a healing process that happens.
Moon sextile Mercury, conjunct Chiron, conjunct NN, sextile Sun, Venus sextile Neptune, Mars conjunct Pluto.
Well it's Valentine’s day here in the US and just in time for the Moon to situate herself into the sensual, ultra femme sign of Taurus. This is not a traditional day for love however, as the Moon in Taurus makes a square to Mars creating a deep need and desire for intimacy to the point where we consciously change the way in which we seek it out. We may even surprise ourselves with how forward or upfront we are with our needs and wants, opting to indulge in alternative ways that we normally wouldn’t. Perhaps we skip the idea of a romantic connection all together and opt for the comradery of friendship.
Moon square Venus, Moon > Taurus at 7:02 am, square Pluto, square Mars, sextile Saturn, conjunct Jupiter.
Some information from the ethers or the collective come into view that challenges our comforts. We may be feeling a little anxious engaging in certain conversations, but ride the wave for as long as you can because Mercury in Aquarius is helping us to see how our orthodox ways keep us sheltered in stagnancy. Convenience is challenged. Our feelings are changing and since emotions live in the body, that means that we are also changing our relationship with our physical vessels. Learning how emotions are stored in the body can help to bring out more body-mind awareness.
Moon square Mercury, conjunct Uranus. Mercury sextile Chiron, sextile NN.
We cannot stop talking. The chatter is on full blast and all we want to do is dig into the current information, news and tea. Venus enters Aquarius today and is released from the cold damp hands of Capricorn, which leaves us feeling like a born again, queer baby exploring a new identity within the world. Get out there, go mingle, change up the scenery and find some new fish to fry. Moon in Gemini can make anyone a little listless and in need of some good chats, tunes and adventure.
Moon sextile Neptune, square Sun, Moon > Gemini at 11:39 am, trine Venus, trine Pluto, trine Mars, Venus > Aquarius at 8:05 am.
Venus goes through the same initiation that Mars did just a couple of days ago with Pluto, this can initiate a new set of eyes for the people places and things in our lives. It might be time to bite the bullet and wear that skirt, those pants or that entirely different style top that you never thought that you would wear TODAY. Our capacity to love and be loved meets us on the other side of the car wash and we release old ways of showing up in relationships. There is a renewed sense of independence that should certainly be embraced.
Moon square Saturn, sextile Chiron, sextile NN. Venus conjunct Pluto.
We can work on compassion and love for our fellow humans today with the Moon ingressing into watery Cancer, along with the Sun shifting into Pisces. The emotions are flowing! The best way to contain this flow is to offer our understanding and sympathy to those that seek solace. Maybe its you that needs to be comforted and the support is right around the corner. All one has to do is reach out and ask.
Moon trine Mercury, square Neptune, trine Sun, Moon > Cancer at 7:24 am. Sun > Pisces at 8:13 pm.
*Keywords: Voc = Void of Course Moon, NN = North Node, SN = South Node, rx = retrograde
Written by Evelyn Zuel