Morning Star: Astrology for the week of February 5 to February 11, 2018


Monday, February 5, 2018

This morning we wake up just in time for a sweet trine from our Libra Moon to her ruler, Venus in Aquarius at 10:33 AM. This is very settled, airy and amicable. However, don't veer toward over-accommodation of the “other” as the Moon in Libra stands off with Uranus in Aries at 1:46 PM which could prompt us to blow some of the nicey nice apart. What that opposition calls us to do is...and has been calling us to do every time the Moon has passed by from Libra...balance out the dynamics between self and other. Particularly anything within the concept of “other” or “relating” that may prevent us from being authentic or that may sink us too deeply into the expectation of “other.” So, even though the Moon is accommodating and Venus wants everyone to get along, don't say “yes” unless you really mean it or you are going to be brewing resentment in your chest later.

Following the Moon's opposition with Uranus, she is Void until entering the sign of Scorpio at 10:57 PM EST. After the “stress” of me versus we, we can allow the emotional body to settle and re-calibrate a little. Gotta tell ya. Overall, I loved the influx of Air that came with the stellium in Aquarius in combination with the Libra Moon this past weekend. Hopefully it offered you a chance to lighten up and air out too.

Speaking of Aquarius. I'm not a big football fan..not even a little. But, Foles, the quarterback for the Eagles (Air totem, obviously) in last night's Superbowl? He's an Aquarius. Brady? The quarterback for the Patriots? A Leo who had his Saturn eclipsed on 1/31. Halftime show? Brought to you by the eclipse. Justin Timberlake's birthday is 1/31. Personally, I thought Timberlake won last night. But, yanno. He brought a holographic Air companion with him. Prince was a Gemini Sun and Mercury. Just wanted to point that out because I was wondering how all that might work. Now we know. Air dominated under an Airy sky. Leo really did get “eclipsed.” And, I thought it was cool.
Now I'll be monitoring the Olympics since S. Korea also received an eclipse to the country's mid-heaven on 1/31. What's that mean? I don't know. That's why I'm watching. Though, the fact that North and South Korea will share a team and had players train together for this event seems pretty ecliptic to me. The opening ceremonies for the Olympics occurs on 2/9 which is actually closer to our partial Solar Eclipse on the 15th. The great big American eclipse in Leo from last summer, the super duper blue blood eclipse from 1/31 and our incoming partial eclipse is crawling all over the charts for both these countries. Both countries have Moon in Sagittarius as well which is where she is during the opening ceremonies.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Today the Moon resides in Scorpio. She is waxing toward a nice supportive and grounding sextile with Saturn as wake up (9:06 AM Est). This gives us sturdy ground to stand on in the early part of the day.
At 6:46 PM, though, she meets with Mercury in Aquarius by square which could cause some headaches or squabbles. Moon in Scorpio wants to go deep. Mercury in Aquarius wants to keep it light and logical. It's kinda hard to do both. But, it can be steered toward looking at the demons of your own emotional body and inspecting them like a specialist in Psychiatry or Psychology would. Essentially you can observe your emotions instead of getting sucked in by their depths if you wrangle this fleeting square appropriately.
comic credit: The New Yorker

Other than that, we've got a nice...NICE...sextile waxing in between Venus in Aquarius and Uranus in Aries which will lighten and brighten things a little bit. This aspect will also bless us for properly balancing those concepts found between self and other that we were called to deal with yesterday. It's going to also work to get our Scorpio Moon out of brooding or seething. The best use? Lighten up. Value and enhance your personal independence, whatever that means to you. Honor your quirks and allow others to have them too. This is friendly and mobile ushering out the night on a lighter note (8:38 PM).


Just a short while later the Moon relaxes in trine to Neptune in Pisces which could allow us to sleep well and dream deep under this Scorpio Moon. I don't know about you; but, my dreamscape has been quite vivid lately. As in...who needs TV for a good show? The one happening on the underside of my eye lids is pretty good. A few nights ago I got to fly to the Northern Territories of Canada in my dreams. That was pretty neat.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Today is the Last Quarter Moon perfecting between the signs of Aquarius and Scorpio (10:55 AM). Again, depth and analysis come into play. Remember to take a step back and observe. But also know this is a time for full shut down of our waning Moon cycle. This is where we start flushing things out in preparation for our New Moon in Aquarius next week. The caution is going to extremes and becoming too rigid since these are fixed signs and the Moon moves on to sextile Pluto (1:17 PM) and conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio (4:58 PM) later on. The same energy that could have us missing the middle ground (Scorpio/Pluto) is also the energy that can help us fully flush out our current moon cycle and finish things up.

We are focused. We are diligent. Go deep and get it done. Just remember the middle ground and what it is you are trying to achieve. Observe more than you get sucked in. The day has grit. Use that to your advantage!
There is more squabble between Scorpio and Aquarius overnight. The Moon squares Venus and things could be a bit uncomfortable. Following this square, though, the Moon is Void until entering Sagittarius in the morning at 8:55 AM.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Moon resides in Sagittarius after 9 AM EST this morning. Other than that, there is not a whole lot going on. She makes no major aspects within the meat of our day. She does meet with Mars in Sagittarius at 1:41 AM tonight. So, there might be some restlessness as we try to go sleep. Whether we are mad, motivated, inspired or just can't sleep like a kid on Christmas Eve...it's all still Moon/Mars in Sagittarius.
Emotional affect is likely low and more upbeat for the most part today as we've shifted from deep waters to expanded horizons when the Moon shifted gears. The antsy feel of tonight's Moon/Mars could feed into tomorrow's Moon/Neptune square (resulting in fatigue due a restless night). Other than that, seems like there is potential for a rather smooth and upbeat day here.

Friday, February 9, 2018

This morning (on East Coast time) is the opening ceremonies for the Olympics which will likely end just as the Moon finds Neptune by square at 11:05 AM. If you click the links on Monday's forecast, you can see the charts for the Korea's that I'm watching.
Otherwise, there is chance for fatigue, illness, decreased boundary, increased sensitivity and perhaps, even, some irritability as this square waxes in. Remember, silence can be golden offering us a chance to rest and restore. Naps aren't illegal. And, music is probably what is missing.


At 3:35 PM the Moon has amicable relations with Mercury in Aquarius by sextile. Nice, friendly and intelligent conversations can occur here. This is a mixture of Fire and Air that can help us maintain concern for our future and work together to discuss answers toward the same. This energy repeats in our early morning hours of tomorrow as the Moon meets the Sun in Aquarius by sextile 4:16 AM. Only caution? Air and Fire in mixture can be manic. This mixture is nice; but, hang on to Saturn in Capricorn to stay on task and well grounded. Otherwise, looks like a good Friday night for social activities to me.


Saturday, February 10, 2018

The “lift” in the atmosphere continues and catches flame as the fiery Moon in Sagittarius meets with Uranus in Aries by trine at midday. She reaches Void status following this but does go on to square Chiron at 1:44 PM. Any feelings of mania will die down once the Moon is Void and, again, the emotional body gets a little break. Enjoy the lightness of the morning. Get out. Stretch your legs. Explore.
At 6:20 PM, Venus dives into Pisces. This is surely an energetic switch. Venus fits well in the sign and will work to open a lot of cold or otherwise frozen hearts. She is sentimental, empathic, creative, dreamy and imaginative here. Melting. From frozen in Aquarius to mush in Pisces. This is the softest heart I've ever seen. As someone with an Earth Venus square Saturn, Venus influenced by Neptune is not an energy that makes much sense to me. I want to protect that squishy heart with walls and barricades. Venus in Pisces always manages to let love and compassion seep out.
image credit: Johnathan Bowser

Right after Venus switches gears, the Sun in Aquarius squares Jupiter in Scorpio. Like...barely even a minute after. So, whatever the waxing square between these two fixed signs brings us? We are going to be prone to be “touched” by it. We care. In other words. Looking at the set up feels like a punch in the heart to me.
The challenge with Sun square Jupiter is that it can have us blowing things out of perspective, becoming grandiose, selfish...or we might just be taking ourselves a little too seriously. The better management of it is to remember the positive qualities of Jupiter. Humility. Generosity. Warmth. But, again, the set up allows us to detach and observe. I've a feeling there will be something TO observe happening in the world today that might melt more than one heart. I reckon we'll see. But, on a personal level this is self-confrontational during a time in which we are quite sensitive. The Moon IS Void, so that will help us navigate. She wakes up in Capricorn at 9:22 PM. This offers Venus sobriety, support and boundary as the Moon holds her by sextile at 9:44 PM.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

It's super sober Sunday. That's what I'm going to call it. Seems like everything has to be “super” to be relevant these days, so why not? We wake up this morning with the Moon conjunct Saturn in Capricorn at 9:18 AM. Aaaand, that's about it. The only other aspect waxing in is a sextile to Neptune from the Moon after midnight which should help us recapture some rest in preparation for Monday morning to reboot our week. Otherwise, it's a settled and no fuss day in which we are encouraged to follow through with our responsibilities and chunk away at our outstanding tasks.
Being able to feel as if you've accomplished something and generally acting like a grown up will fit within the construct of this day quite nicely. Childish, brash and outlandish behavior has no room under this sky. Grow it up. Boundary it up and take care of your business. No one will be mood the for anything less than that today.


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