February 17th, 2019

Today the Moon enters Leo, and our hearts expand. Leo is the fixed fire sign symbolized by the lion. Themes of family, loyalty, and emotional connectivity abound here with the Moon in Leo. Remember that the fire lion is the artist of self-expression. No opinion is held back, few thoughts left unspoken. For the next few days, cultivate a connection to your own methods of expression. Leo rules the heart. Connect to what you love. 

In the small hours Venus forms an energized sextile to Neptune, casting the day in a sensitive, artistic glow. Venus is the planet of love and values, and Neptune is intuitive, imaginative. We’ll be extra sensitive and concerned with matters of beauty, and will find new ways to playfully connect with one another. 

The Moon squares off with Uranus and from this aspect we see flashes of lightning around our emotional foundation. Uranus brings instability to the luminary of emotions, and we may feel anxious about what lies ahead. 

Tempers will flare today, as the Moon squares Mars after she squares Uranus. Mars is the planet of war, action, conquest. This aspect raises the temperature, makes us impatient, and lowers our threshold for bullshit. If you find yourself going off on someone, make sure it is purposeful, and not uncontrolled. 

In the evening the Sun forms a sextile to Uranus, and we receive a flash of uplifting inspiration and intuitive power. Uranus can bring sudden change and shock, but is also a powerful agent of futurity. Uranus is genius, inventive, and inspires things to see things differently. Whatever comes to you before bed, make sure you write it down. You may find yourself happening upon your next great idea. 

February 16th, 2019

Today the Moon is in Cancer, and here she is at home. The Moon rules over Cancer, and as she moves through the sign we can imagine the luminary taking up residence in a palace of water, mirrors, and emotionality. Today is a gorgeous day to dig in to all things related to your feelings, to feel them completely, in both body and heart. Engage with love, engage with pain, and do not fear the result.

Today the Moon opposes Venus, currently in Capricorn. We may feel needier than usual, especially since the Moon is in Cancer. Make sure you remember that you are complete on your own, as you are. This aspect makes us feel like we need someone else to complete us, and that just opens the floodgates to people who don’t quite deserve our time and energy. Protect yourselves, my darlings.

The Moon then trines Neptune, planet of dream, fog, and fantasy. This is a lovely day for connecting with an art practice, or getting out to see something beautiful in nature. This is a spiritual aspect, one that amplifies our intuition and our empathy as well.

When the Moon opposes Saturn, we may feel a tightness in our chests. Saturn is a heavy planet, concerned with work, diligence, and self-mastery. When he puts pressure on the Moon, our emotions too will feel heavy. Remember that this energy is cyclic, and that it will eventually pass. Use this time to connect with yourself, ask yourself what you hold dear and why, and remember all the things that lift you up and fulfill you. You are not your lowest lows.

In the evening the Moon opposes Pluto, planet of the underworld, obsession, and revolution. This contact between the Moon and Pluto brings drama and intensity to our emotions, and this is a moment where you might feel a little off balance. Try your best to engage with what you’re feeling, as this is the best way to prevent it from overpowering you.

February 14th, 2019

What would St. Valentine’s Day be without an invitation to connect to the body? Today at 2:51am, Mars enters Taurus, and the planet of sex, aggression, and conquest finds himself in an extremely earthy realm. Taurus is ruled by Venus. This springtime bull is all about taking her time, and living fully in the physical realm. Mars will be in Taurus until March 31, and in this period of time we will find more slow and deliberate ways of expressing our passions, our tempers, and our more clandestine urges.

This morning, the Moon squares off with Neptune, and we may awaken to a feeling of confusion or internalized discomfort. Did you have a strange dream? Did you forget something in the underworld? Keep in mind that all you see and hear today may not be entirely correct. Hold forth for clarity, today it is obscured.

In the afternoon the Moon opposes Jupiter, which will make us feel optimistic but may make us act rashly. Jupiter in opposition to the Moon turns the volume up on our feelings and then breaks the “off” switch. You may find yourself oversharing, or tempted to let people in who might not totally deserve your energy.

At night, we’ll see the Moon trine the Sun. With the Moon in Gemini supporting the Sun in Aquarius, our minds and hearts will be sharp, focused, and inspired. A great night for stimulating, quirky conversation with friends and loved ones.

February 13th, 2019

Today the Moon enters Gemini, the mutable air sign of the zodiac. Symbolized by the twins, Gemini is a sign that understands the true power of each thing containing its opposite. Gemini gets a tough reputation for being flighty, indecisive, and distracted. And while this isn’t completely inaccurate, it’s only a superficial read of the sign. Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the god of language, communication, travel, inspiration. Mercury is the only god who moves effortlessly between dayworld and underworld. As the psychopomp, he guides us to dream, another kind of underworld. With Gemini we gain access to Mercury. Gemini understands dayworld and underworld, dark and light, hot and cold, and so on.

With the Moon in Gemini for the next few days, find ways to engage with what you love, and then find love for its opposite. Acknowledge that all things contain traces of their opposite. Our intellects will be empowered. Find an outlet for your fears, ideas, wishes in exercises around language, writing, singing, speaking aloud.

Today the conjunction between Mars and Uranus comes exact at the 29th degree. This is a rare conjunction, my dears, and one that needs to be handled with great care. Tempers are heated, confrontation may be unavoidable. The 29th degree of any sign is one of transition, of leaving. Mars will leave fiery Aries and enter Taurus tomorrow, and we are experiencing a change in the way we process our anger, both personal and collective. Mind your boundaries, and protect your heart.

In the afternoon we’ll see the Moon square Mercury. This aspect brings a bit of tension to our ability to speak our feelings effectively. If you need to have an important conversation, make sure you have your facts straight first. Make sure you’re clear on your goals and aims, and be mindful that what people say to you may not entirely come from a place of alignment. It’s a tough day, my dears. I’m sending you a hug.

February 12th, 2019

Today in the small hours, the Moon trines Saturn, planet of self-mastery, boundaries, and diligence. From this transit, we find energy that can carry us forward in our plans, and we are encouraged to spend time thinking strategically about how to make our dreams reality.

A few hours later the Sun trines Pluto, which will make us feel focused, a little obsessive, and very focused on the truth and anything related. Pluto is the planet that in his search for depth, for total immersion - he is the lord of the underworld, after all. With this harmonious and supportive aspect from the Sun, the luminary of the ego, and Pluto, planet of transformation, we’ll be looking for ways to overthrow old systems, old beliefs, old ways of being.

In the afternoon we’ll see the Moon square the Sun, bringing some tension to the delicate balance between head and heart. Feelings will be expressed from a place of ego rather than one of clarity or empathy. Be mindful of your words. If your chest feels tight, remember to breathe.

In the evening we’ll see Mars connect with Uranus, and this if there was ever a moment of action, change, or surprise, this would certainly be it. Mars is the planet of war, conquest, aggression. Uranus is the planet of futurity, utopia, bolts of lightning, sudden shock. When these planets connect in fiery Aries, sparks are sure to fly.

Here we find a collision of change agents. Tempers will flare, words will feel electrified. Things not firmly rooted into the earth will find a hard time surviving this transit. Uranus brings cyclic shift, and will be heated up by Mars today. Important to note, also, that they soon connect at the 29th degree, as both planets prepare to leave Aries and enter Taurus.

This indicates that the planets are both preparing to transition from one archetypal expression to another. When this happens, oftentimes endings are brought about, or at least loose ends that we were waiting to sort of mend will find their natural final iteration. This is most certainly a moment of letting go of ideas we have around conflict and aggression that do not serve their highest purpose, ones that isolate us or rely too much on ego.

February 11th, 2019

Today the Moon is in Taurus, the fixed earth sign symbolized by the bull. Taurus is ruled by Venus, and the Moon is considered to be exalted when in Taurus. This is a gorgeous placement for the Moon, and for the next two days we will be encouraged to live fully in our bodies. Cultivate a sense of the here-and-now. Taurus knows all about the preciousness of the present, and the wisdom that comes from taking your time.

In the morning we’ll see the Moon trine Venus, which is currently in Capricorn. Moon trine Venus brings us a harmonious feeling, the synchronization kindnesses, and the desire to be empathetic with one another. This is a lovely aspect for making art, for reaching out to people you care for, and for nurturing yourself however you see fit.

In the evening, the Moon forms an energized sextile to Neptune, the planet of intuition, dreams, and foggy feelings. This is yet another gorgeous aspect for the experience of living through our psychic senses, of tapping into our intuitive core and pulling out new insight. Meditate on your fantasies tonight. Though they may be shrouded in blue mist, at the center of each one lies a stone that represents the physical manifestation of that desire. Imagine yourself holding it in your palm. It grows warm, and so do you.