Eclipse season is upon us for approximately the next 36 days! While this may sound exciting, don’t get carried away. The only for sure with eclipses is that they express themselves rather erratically. Examining an eclipse’s date, time, and longitude is best done when being compared to an individual chart, being sure to note the house in which the eclipse is occurring within the chart. Typically, eclipses are known to trigger upsets—but whether these “upsets” are either good or bad, positive or negative (for lack of better terms), is usually clearer once the eclipse has passed. Taking a look at the house axis that is stressed by an eclipse in a natal chart is the best place to start, but by no means makes it absolutely clear how the energy will manifest.
The partial lunar eclipse on Monday, August 7th will occur at 15°25’ Aquarius in conjunction with the Full Moon at 11:11am EST. Because eclipses occur in series, typically with a lunar eclipse followed by a solar eclipse (then sometimes followed by another lunar eclipse), the partial lunar eclipse can be considered a precursor for the total solar eclipse that will occur in Leo on Monday, August 21st. While lunar eclipses are typically manifested on a more emotional an internal plane, solar eclipses tend to express themselves externally. Thus, in many cases, the internal motivations of the effects of a lunar eclipse precipitate the external results experienced during the solar eclipse. What makes eclipses significant is their proximity to the North and South Nodes, our centers for karma and energetic intake and output in this lifetime. With a partial or total eclipse, there is upset to these centers, as noted earlier. Remember that eclipses are most relevant when applied to the location in which they will take place in your individual chart.
Following Monday’s lunar eclipse, Venus in Cancer will trine Neptune in Pisces on Saturday, August 12th at 1:17am EST (10:17pm PST 8/10). Energy channels dealing with romantic, artistic, spiritual, and creative will be open for accessing this during this transit. Later in the day, Mercury goes retrograde in Virgo at 9:00pm EST. Mercury in Virgo loves to pay attention to the fine print, and during this retrograde period, that characteristic may become overblown. Take advantage of this time to lock down the details of your life and finances, but don’t become petty over the small stuff unless you want to stress until Mercury goes direct on September 5th.
Moon Transits this Week:
Sunday, April 30th
Saturn rx in Sagittarius squares Chiron in Pisces, bringing old emotional wounds to the surface and challenging us to digest and integrate the lessons we have learned from those experiences. Saturn will want to ensure that we move forward, but in the most wise and sage-like way, which includes being able to objectively reflect on past experiences. Chances are it will have something to do with a behavior or belief that keeps popping up over and over again for you. Take some time to really examine what comes up today.
Monday, May 1st
There is a short opportunity period today (about 6 hours) after the Moon in Cancer squares Uranus in Aries at 4:23pm EST until the Moon moves into Leo tomorrow at 12:12am EST (9:12pm Monday for PST). When the Moon is void of course in Cancer, it provides pleasant and flowing energy since Jupiter is in exaltation in Cancer. Use this positive energy period to tidy up around the house, make overdue phone calls, and tend to others before the Moon moves into self-concerned Leo.
Tuesday, May 2nd
The Moon moves into Leo early today at 12:12am EST and then spends the rest of its day interacting with other personal planets, including a trine with Venus in Aries at 3:23am, a sextile to Mars in Gemini at 1:47pm EST, and a square to the Sun at 10:47pm EST. It’s not unlike a Leo Moon to want to get out and see the people, so to speak. The beneficial energy to Venus and Mars make charm somewhat difficult to resist today. By the time the Moon squares the Sun, you will have already made your rounds and convinced the necessary people of your abilities.
Wednesday, May 3rd
Didn’t Mercury just go retrograde? Well, luckily it’s back in direct motion today at 12:33pm EST. The internet can now stop blaming every snafu ever on Mercury direct, and Mercury can start functioning like its normal, butterfly-esque self.
Thursday, May 4th
The Moon enters Virgo today at 5:47am EST, then squares off with Mars in Gemini at 11:15pm EST. Today is a day for devoting some time to getting personally organized. Since the Moon is also quincunx (inconjunct) Venus today, this does not include help or assistance from the peanut gallery. The Moon encourages us to take inventory today so that we have all the facts and pieces needed for a square with Mars in Gemini, which will be quick to jump on the bandwagon and react based on accumulated knowledge, so make sure your info and resources are in order!
Friday, May 5th
The Moon in Virgo opposes Neptune in Pisces today, which is exactly the transit we need to help us convince ourselves that we are in need of some partying or a well-deserved break. The Moon in Virgo wants us to be hyper-aware and a little micromanage-y, quite frankly, while Neptune in Pisces is inviting us to the pool party. The best way to manage this transit is to work hard and then play harder, especially since it’s Cinco de Mayo and opportunities to do so abound.
Saturday, May 6th
Old emotional hang-ups and relationships are on the menu today when the Moon in Virgo opposes Chiron in Pisces at 9:40am EST, likely causing us to rehash every last detail of an argument, falling out, loss, or otherwise painful memory. The Moon enters Libra later in the day at 2:20pm EST, bringing our outer social world into the mix, and then opposes Venus in Aries at 11:22pm EST. This opposition may feel like we’ve been brought to our weakest or lowest point emotionally, since Venus is in detriment in Aries. We may feel shaken or as though we lack support. Use the Moon’s final Virgo energy to view and experience and past hurt from a detached and objective point of view before determining how it impacts your social or romantic endeavors.
Sunday, April 23rd
The Moon in Pisces passes over Venus in Pisces at 5:34pm EST, then enters Aries at 8:32pm EST. Its entrance into Aries will interrupt the watery comfort of a conjunction with Venus in Pisces where Venus is in exaltation. You may feel this energy shift as somewhat frantic or tense. The Moon sextiles Mars in Gemini at 11:34pm EST, adding extra charge and fuel to the fiery Aries energy. Since Mars rules Aries, it is currently dispositing the Moon, or guiding it, so to speak. You may feel confident or justified in your reactions to your emotional hunches.
Monday, April 24th
Mercury in Aries trines Saturn rx in Sagittarius at 4:15am EST. Your inspirations and inventions may feel challenged today due to Saturn’s retrograde movement, but take this challenge as an opportunity for refinement. Saturn wants us to put ourselves out there only when we’ve made all crosschecks and tweaks. Mercury in Aries will tempt you to act impulsively, so just make sure that you’ve gone through everything with a second set of eyes before putting it out on display.
Tuesday, April 25th
The Moon passes over Uranus in Aries at 2:04pm EST, Mercury in Aries at 4:29pm EST, and then enters Taurus at 9:56pm EST. The conjunctions with Uranus and Mercury bring us flashes of insight and inspiration, perhaps even motivating conversation, that at first glance might seem improbable or unadvised; however, once the Moon moves into Taurus, the stability it provides may shed light on how those ideas are more easily conquered or achieved.
Wednesday, April 26th
A New Moon in Taurus takes place at 8:16am EST. A New Moon occurs approximately once a month when the Moon and the Sun meet up at the same degree in the same sign, in this case at 6°27’ Taurus. When any planet is within 17’ (minutes) of the Sun, it is said to be cazimi, and is therefore amplified in expression by the Sun. The cazimi New Moon is an increased opportunity period that is best used about 30 minutes before and after the exact New Moon. If you have something important to accomplish, this time period is the most fruitful of the entire day.
Thursday, April 27th
The Moon in Taurus trines Pluto in Capricorn at 4:50am EST. This earth trine provides us with the instinct and motivation to complete the task at hand, but perhaps in an unexpected or seemingly impossible way. If your ideas are challenged today, look for a resolution in the place you feel least likely to find it. With Pluto in the mix, you want control of the outcome, but you must be willing to let go of being attached to the ways in which the outcome is accomplished. You may experience extreme emotional reserve or outbursts in response to today’s creative energy. The Moon moves into Gemini at 9:39pm EST, adding a intellectualized spin to your projects.
Friday, April 28th
Venus enters Aries for her second spin in the fiery, Mars-ruled sign at 9:13am EST today. In general, it has been a challenging year so far for Venus, with a retrograde period sending her back and forth through Aries (where she is in detriment and least able to fully function) and several meetups with Saturn throughout the year. This might result in feeling creatively spent or romantically challenged, or perhaps both. With Mercury and Uranus also in Aries, there is a lot of impulsive and reactive energy surrounding the concepts that Venus represents, including love, relationships, artistic expression, and money.
Saturday, April 29th
The Moon enters Cancer today at 9:48pm EST and shortly thereafter squares Venus in Aries at 10:59pm EST. The Moon/Venus square continues to compromise Venus in her transit through Aries. This square can result in feeling as though your self-esteem and comfort zone are being disrupted in the most abrupt way. If you can grow from any resulting conflict, whether internal or external (but most likely internal), you will be one step closer to managing the Venus in Aries transit which lasts until June 6th.
Sunday, April 16th
The Moon in Sagittarius links up with Saturn at 2:26pm EST, then goes void of course until entering Capricorn at 7:05pm EST. The void of course Moon in Sagittarius is considered to be an opportunity period or a favorable period, as the Moon in any sign that is ruled or related to Jupiter, is fortunate. Since Jupiter rules Sagittarius, the Moon void of course experiences no interference with other transiting planets or energy. Enjoy the later few hours of Sunday funday!
Monday, April 17th
The Sun in Aries trine Saturn rx in Sagittarius at 8:43am EST gives us the structure needed to be productive today. Saturn rx offers the opportunity to use the structures already in place to pursue your personal goals and interests. Today is a great day to get organized and make it work.
Tuesday, April 18th
The Moon crosses paths with Pluto today at 9:58am EST, heightening our emotional awareness and instinct to react or lash out. Feelings may be intense today, and mood swings wouldn’t be unexpected, as the energies of these two planets combined demand freedom but crave love and fulfillment.
Wednesday, April 19th
Hey, Taurus! Your season officially begins at 5:27pm EST. The gifts Taurus brings to the next month or so include practicality, determination, loyalty, and aesthetic. Taurus wants us to indulge in the things we find pleasure in, and asks us to treat ourselves, but not until the job is done. The motto for this spring is definitely work hard, play harder.
Thursday, April 20th
Pluto goes retrograde today at 8:49am EST and stays that way until September 28th. Since this retrograde period lasts 5 months, its effects may feel prolonged. Pluto is considered to be the planet of transformation, rebirth, and resurrection. When retrograde, it prompts us to undergo an internal investigation of areas in which we need a complete overhaul. This inventory and change doesn’t need to take place overnight, but over a period of time in which you can truly put effort into the work. Any pain or discomfort encountered during this retrograde will make complete sense on the other side.
Friday, April 21st
Mars enters Gemini today at 6:32am where it’s MUCH happier in erratic and fast-paced Gemini. After coming from slow and steady Taurus, the air of Gemini fuels a boost of energy that reignites Mars’ fire and gets our wheels turning. We’ll need it today since Venus in Pisces squares Saturn rx in Sagittarius at 7:09am EST, challenging our relationships and social roles for the third of four times this year. With The moon moving into Pisces today at 3:43pm EST, you might find that it’s easier to spend Friday night alone, saving money, being creative, and crossing things off your to-do list.
Saturday, April 22nd
The Moon meets up with Neptune today, encouraging us to chill out from the hectic week of planetary energy. This is a perfect vibe for Earth Day. Listen to some good tunes, play outside, and get the creative juices flowing for a feel-good day today.
Sunday, April 9th
Mercury takes its hand at going retrograde today at 7:14pm EST, adding to the retrograde party already being attended by Venus and Saturn. When Mercury goes retrograde, communication gaps often present themselves in the form of travel disruptions, failed contracts, and general misinterpretations. Mercury is forced to slow down during this period, which is not exactly its comfort zone. This can result in deeper conversations and more time spent evaluating information as opposed to jumping to conclusions or the next best thing (true to mercurial fashion). With a trio of retrograde planets in the mix, sensitivities in general may be heightened, and we may become more aware of things we were not focused on before.
Monday, April 10th
The Moon joins Jupiter today at 6:58pm, opening spiritual pathways from which we can grow and discover new wisdom through experience. The meetup of these two planets can sometimes lend to sugarcoating circumstances. Jupiter is the planet of wisdom, and with Mercury being retrograde, be aware of how your words, however short or exaggerated, might play into how far you take your emotional expression. Are you walking the walk or just talking the talk?
Tuesday, April 11th
The Full Moon in Libra is at her peak at 2:08am EST, illuminating the shadows we’ve been hiding from, but also the fruits of our labor. This Full Moon’s emphasis is on change through challenges, with Uranus being only 2° from the Sun and more or less opposing the Moon. Uranus’s influence stresses progressive action, so creative and possibly erratic influences and ideas will be flowing with no obstruction. The Moon enters Scorpio later in the day at 6:42pm EST, adding to the probing and pondering that the Full Moon has initiated.
Wednesday, April 12th
The Moon in Scorpio opposes Mercury rx in Taurus at 3:40am EST, which may prove for a difficult or challenging day. The two fastests bodies of the zodiac are in two fixed signs, and with Mercury being retrograde, this recipe can be quite difficult. Stop and go is the theme for today. The Moon trines Neptune in Pisces later at 8:48pm EST, which may take the edge off of the stress and anxiety of the day.
Thursday, April 13th
The Moon in Scorpio is opposite Mars in Taurus at 8:04pm EST, which calls for another rocky day, and this time emotionally. Emotional outbursts or I’ve-had-it moments may surface today, especially since Venus, the dispositor of Mars in Taurus, is still retrograde and conjunct Chiron in Pisces, another emotionally-influenced planetary body and sign.
Friday, April 14th
The Sun and Uranus meet up for their yearly encounter at 1:30am EST, potentially adding to the chaos of the past several days. Change may feel afoot, which is both exciting and scary. This is the vibe that the merging of these two bodies will create. The Moon enters Sagittarius today at 6:27am EST, calling us to act upon personal wisdom and justice.
Saturday, April 15th
Venus goes direct today at 6:18am EST! Anyone affected by emotional or romantic hardship will be relieved to know that Venus is back to her regular self. Her impact extends to Mercury, Mars (both in Taurus), and Jupiter (in Libra), creating more fluid energy flow to and from those planets. You may notice blockages lift in areas where your personal chart is affected, and there will also be a sense of overall well-being and creativity today as Venus gets her groove back.
Sunday, April 2nd
The Moon enters Cancer today at 2:27pm EST, where the Moon is at home and concerned with nurturing and nesting. The Moon squares Venus shortly thereafter at 2:39pm EST, which is just hours before Venus rx moves back into Pisces at 8:25pm EST. This aspect may juxtapose staying in your comfort zone with branching out in an attempt to emulate others. Venus in Pisces can be quite sensitive and susceptible to the emotions of others, but being retrograde, may encounter blocks when trying to juggle urges with values.
Monday, April 3rd
The Moon in Cancer enters its second quarter phase at 2:39pm EST today. Second quarter Moons are gaining in light, as they sit 90° from the Sun. Think of light being shed on whatever particular situation or circumstance you are focused on at the moment. Now is the time for goal setting and committed action.
Tuesday, April 4th
Mercury slows down starting today as it prepares to go retrograde. This “storm” before the actual retrograde period corresponds with the perceived movement of the planet moving less than 40 minutes of arc per day. While Mercury is in this state, retrograde-like energy may be picked up on for those highly sensitive or Mercury-dominant. Mercury will officially go retrograde on Sunday, April 9th at 7:14pm EST.
Wednesday, April 5th
Consider today the calm before the storm. With the Moon in Leo trine the Sun in Aries and steadily gaining light, bigger pieces of the picture may be coming clear. You may be steadily focused on the plan and keenly aware of how you can shine to the best of your ability.
Thursday, April 6th
Monumental energy is on stage today with Mars in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn at 12:01am EST. This earth trine with Mars and Pluto, our planets of power, drive, and transformation, sets us up with the fortitude needed to endure and make headway when Saturn goes retrograde at 1:06am EST (10:06pm PST). Saturn rules our sense of justice, regulations, government, discipline, and cautiousness. When retrograde, it calls on us to reevaluate how we perceive these constructs and the ways in which our perceptions impact our reality. Mars trine Pluto will make sure that our noses stay to the grindstone in examining what comes up.
Friday, April 7th
The Moon enters Virgo at 12:20am EST today, where we feel called to serve and depend on the acknowledgement or approval of others. The Sun in Aries opposes Jupiter in Libra for the only time this year at 5:39pm EST. This is generally a feel-good aspect with a serving of good vibes, but Jupiter is prone to exaggeration and overextension. Even if you haven’t double-booked yourself today, you may feel like you have.
Saturday, April 8th
Venus rx in Pisces squares up with Saturn rx in Sagittarius at 4:28pm EST today. This is a double negative, but not in the sense that the two retrogrades cancel one another out. Instead, they doubly affect each other. Now may not be the time for beginning new romantic or business endeavors. The planets need space to breath and reflect on their growth and development since their last retrograde period. The square will challenge this need, and perhaps throw circumstances your way that may seem too good to be true or lacking sufficient details.
Sunday, March 26th
Mercury and Uranus meet up in Aries today at 11:06am EST, ramping up imagination and ability to improvise. Shifts in viewpoint and approach are almost guaranteed, whether you’re dealing with your immediate circle or a larger audience, but your thinking is on point today. Be aware that this transit can sometimes result in lashing out, exaggerating, or acting tactlessly, which can create a self-centered impression.
Monday, March 27th
The Moon enters Aries at 10:11am EST with a New Moon taking place at 10:57pm EST. With Mercury and Uranus fading in the later degrees of Aries, the entrance of the Moon into this sign regenerates Aries energy with regard to our personal stance and take on things. While you might lead with your own personal interest today, do so with compassion and concern, as the Moon meets up with Venus at 3:59pm EST, urging us to come from a place of love and generosity. The Moon finally meets with the Sun later at 10:57pm EST, resulting in a New Moon. With the energy of the Moon and Sun fused during this quick passing in Aries, we are blessed with an opportunity to perform to the best of our personal abilities.
Tuesday, March 28th
The Moon in Aries opposes Jupiter rx in Libra at 6:38pm EST. Moon/Jupiter combinations can sometimes result in indulgence, but this opposition with Jupiter rx urges the Moon in Aries to keep stoking the fire. There is more to learn and uncover about our place in this world and where we can serve—today is not the day to succumb to laziness or ambivalence.
Wednesday, March 29th
The Moon enters Taurus at 11:48am EST where she is exalted and therefore seeking comfort and grounding. This is familiar territory for the Moon—not quite home, but a close second. Since Taurus is the slowest and most fixed sign of the zodiac, today may not be the best day to establish a new habit or routine; instead, the Moon in Taurus wants us to slow down and enjoy the simpler and more decadent aspects of life, like good food, company, and passion. Getting outside today and marveling at the beauty of nature is not a bad idea.
Thursday, March 30th
The Moon meets up with Mars in Taurus today at 11:49am EST. While yesterday we may not have felt compelled to go anywhere fast, the Moon and Mars together create a somewhat anxious energy. You may feel impatient today as the Moon illuminates areas where Mars is struggling to make things happen, considering he is in detriment and therefore compromised as the fastest planet trying to make headway in the slowest sign. If sore spots are brought to a head today, it may be through an argument or two, but sometimes a step forward takes a risk or two.
Friday, March 31st
The Moon enters Gemini at 12:40pm EST, and Mercury enters Taurus later at 1:31pm EST. If you were feeling physical unrest or anxiety yesterday, you may get some of that on the mental end today. With the Moon in Gemini we are at our most active mental state, evaluating our communications with others and looking for ways to connect to information we need. Since Gemini is mutable air, chances are you’ll have multiple projects on the fire today or invitations to connect with friends. Enjoy the sociability of Mercury moving into Taurus, but know that discussion of taboo or sensitive topics may go round and round, as you probably feel you’re already equipped with all the facts and don’t need to hear the other side of the story.
Saturday, April 1st
The Moon in Gemini sextiles the Sun in Aries at 8:20am EST today. This is a great aspect for combining mental and physical capacity to get things done. Motivation and imagination will be working hand in hand today, resulting in individual productivity. If others are in the mix, be open to new ways of approach, which will satisfy the Moon’s curiosity in Gemini but give you an opportunity to intellectualize your inevitable success.
Sunday, March 19th
The Moon in Sagittarius is sextile Jupiter in Libra at 4:36pm EST which brings good energy for interacting with the outside world today. Your judge of character will be aided by this transit in the event that the Moon square Chiron has you feeling like you’re in a familiar but uncomfortable situation. The Sun is also making its exit from Pisces over the next day, at which point it will complete a full zodiacal year. This transit is putting the dream to bed and gearing up for doing the work to make it happen.
Monday, March 20th
Hey, Aries! The Sun moves into its exaltation in Aries today at 6:29am EST. Having completed a full cycle through the zodiac, it’s now ready to start again and initiate a new project or practice. 0° Aries is a powerful point in any chart, so people with an Aries ascendant will definitely be feeling the vigorous energy the Sun exudes on this special day. While not in rulership, the Sun is considered an honored guest in Aries and therefore expects nothing but the best. Our expectations may be high today, which is perfectly fine as long as they don’t become overbearing. The Moon meets up with Saturn shortly thereafter at 6:37am EST, then makes its way into Capricorn at 11:31am EST. With the Sun in Aries square the Moon in Capricorn (two cardinal signs) at 11:58am EST, today is sure to be business oriented and fruitful for getting things done. The energy for today may feel a little frantic, but it exhausted satisfaction is sometimes the best feeling.
Tuesday, March 21st
The Moon comes into contact with three of our most important personal planets today, starting with a square to Venus early at 2:32am EST (Monday night for westcoasters). The Moon in dertiment in Capricorn square Venus in detriment in Aries results in a dryness that neither the Moon nor Venus are entirely comfortable with. This energy is all about taking care of what needs to get done with no extra frills or sentiment, which is supported by the Moon trine Mars in Taurus aspect at 3:43am EST. Our instinct is challenging us to get things squared away before we can enjoy the fruits of our labor. With the Moon square Mercury in Aries at 6:20pm EST, we’re likely juggling multiple obligations today that may have us running nonstop.
Wednesday, March 22nd
The Moon passes over Pluto today at 1:32am EST, activating the Uranus/Jupiter/Pluto t-square that has been present for some time now. With Pluto activated by the Moon, new revelations make themselves clear today. Issues in relationships may come to a head today, but you are equipped to deal with what presents itself. Today would be a good opportunity to close up open issues or wounds with the Moon sextile Chiron at 1:09pm EST. The Moon later moves into Aquarius at 10:28pm EST, offering a more well-rounded awareness of how we fall into place in our environment.
Thursday, March 23rd
The Moon in Aquarius sextiles the Sun in Aries at 3:58am EST today, helping us integrate our internal motivations with our external actions. Today would be a good day to pursue initiating that new plan or taking the next step, as there is alignment between the Moon and Sun. The Moon sextiles Venus at 10:06am EST, which may reinvigorate our passion and inspiration. Use these two aspects to break through any roadblocks or setbacks when the Moon squares up with Mars in Taurus at 5:20pm EST. Remember that growth should be fun!
Friday, March 24th
Mercury in Aries opposes Jupiter rx in Libra today at 8:45am EST. Jupiter rx is grounding us from getting too carried away with Mercury in Aries. While this aspect can sometimes result in going overboard, Jupiter rx pulls away, deflating Mercury of the air it needs to keep the fire of Aries going strong. This is an aspect that challenges us to reorganize and repurpose our outward expression for a more refined approach. If we want to reach people today, it will need to be done by speaking truthfully but in a way that isn’t offensive or abrupt. The Moon trine Jupiter at 12:03pm EST knows that how you package your message is everything. Stay true to your authentic self and use your quirks to your advantage, but do so in a way that seems well put together and you’re bound to make an impact.
Saturday, March 25th
The Moon enters Pisces today at 6:06am, reconnecting us to our spiritual side and ushering us toward creative openings that may not have been obvious before. The Sun meets up with Venus in Aries at 6:17am EST, adding to the artistic and comfortable vibe for today. In Aries, this transit compels us to take action, so artistic activities may prove to be quite satisfying and soothing with this energy.
Well, the transit no one has been looking forward to takes place today when Venus goes retrograde in Aries at 4:09am EST. Poor Venus has been suffering at the hands of Mars in Aries for some time now, putting her in a position in which she must act egotistically and with self-interest when she’d rather be working to earn the trust of those she cherishes. Needless to say, Venus has been suffering from some severe PMS and the end is not in sight, as she’ll actually appear to retrace her steps through Aries. With much dismay, she will be held prisoner in this hostile and unfamiliar environment for several more weeks.
To add insult to injury, the Moon, the other feminine planetary body of the zodiac, enters Gemini at 5:05am EST. Gemini is one of a few barren signs of the zodiac (along with Leo and Virgo), so feminine energy and appeal is severely challenged at the onset of Venus retrograde. Mercury in detriment in Pisces meets up with Neptune, making communication—a strong feminine attribute—convoluted and careless at best. The Moon in Gemini will square Neptune a few hours later, adding to the difficult energy for today. Since the Moon in Gemini is disposited by Mercury—meaning it looks to Mercury for how to act—and Mercury is already challenged in its current position, there’s likely to be a huge disconnect with our ability to nurture, comfort, and even remember things today.
This transit has us in a perpetual loop of feminine confusion—and this does not apply strictly to the women of the world. Since we all have every planet and sign in our own natal charts, we all have a Venusian side to us, whether we identify as male or female. Venus retrograde affects a number of personal qualities, including but not limited to our abilities to: charm others, make money, express creatively, earn trust, experience pleasure, assure confidence, and act romantically.
Monday, February 6th
Jupiter goes retrograde today at 1:52am EST (10:52pm on Sunday the 5th for west-coasters) and will remain in retrograde until about mid-June. This transit is just in time, as it will have us all seeking intuitive answers and developing our personal philosophies and morals. The normally excessive nature of Jupiter turns inward and admonishes us to clean up our own personal injustices so that we can address outward injustices on a large scale. Jupiter retrograde also gives us the capability to see a broad picture, which can sometimes be dismissive, but can also allow us to avoid getting caught up in the details of things.
Tuesday, February 7th
The Moon moves into Cancer today at 2:03am EST where it is most at home, providing some nurturing and sympathetic energy, especially after coming out of Gemini’s coolheadedness. You may be more prone to think from your heart than from your logic as this transit takes hold. Not to say that there won’t be some rationality today, as Mercury enters Aquarius at 4:35am EST, adding a sense of resourcefulness to the way we tackle matters of the heart. If you’re feeling more observant today or a better judge of character, this is Mercury working in your favor.
Wednesday, February 8th
The Moon in Cancer squares Jupiter retrograde in Libra at 5:00pm today, then goes void of course until entering Leo tomorrow. You may be prone to jumping to conclusions today if you’re caught in a situation in which you feel superior or smarter than someone, so be cognizant of this energy. Overreactions may prove to be a waste of energy that could be spent looking inward to address personal issues.
Thursday, February 9th
The Moon enters Leo at 4:41am EST, trines Venus at 12:20pm EST and then later trines Mars at 9:05pm EST. All of this Leo energy surrounding the Moon and involving Venus and Mars can result in excessive vanity, the need for attention, and drama related to personal pride. See how this energy shows up for you. You might choose to externalize the Moon’s energy by showering others with compliments, doting on them, and using your actions to serve others. The choice is yours.
Friday, February 10th
The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse today at 7:33pm EST is the first eclipse of 2017 and a time when emotional energy is at its highest. Since the Sun is in Aquarius (the collective) opposing the Moon in Leo (the individual), this lunar eclipse is bound to bring us closer together as a collective conscious, using identity crisis to create philosophical exploration due to the favorable aspects of both the Sun and the Moon with Jupiter. Know that the effects of this lunar eclipse can last up to 6 months, which seems promising considering the current state of affairs in the world.
Saturday, February 11th
The Moon enters Virgo today at 8:52am, asking us to check in on some of the finer print in our lives, including our belongings, health, and duties. The Sun trine Jupiter rx at 10:25am continues to push our alignment with the collective that was jumpstarted by Jupiter moving retrograde earlier this week.
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