Saturday is the Pisces New Moon, conjunct the centaur Chiron and also square the Galactic Core in Sagittarius. This will be the last Pisces New Moon with Chiron also in Pisces. As Amanda Painter describes, as such, it calls for a deeper or more focused level of review and introspection as you prepare yourself for a new phase of growth.
Today Jupiter stations retrograde in Scorpio. Like most planetary retrogrades (Mercury being the best known), this signals a phase of review and integration. Amanda Painter takes a cue from the Sabian symbol for the degree where Jupiter is stationing, which speaks of processing peak experiences, and asks, “what are you being called to review, assess and integrate?”
Although there’s a significant concentration of bodies in Pisces this week, the focus shifts to other signs for the main events — specifically, Aries (planets changing sign) and Scorpio (Jupiter’s retrograde). As Amanda Painter notes, you may notice a shift in tone, tempo or orientation as a result.
Tonight is the Virgo Full Moon — with some company. As Amanda Painter describes, along with the usual Full Moon effects that you might be noticing, Neptune’s presence (conjunct the Sun) is likely making things just a little more slippery than usual. This weekend, a triple conjunction of Mercury, Venus and Chiron offers a way to check in personally before Chiron changes signs this spring.
This week’s astrology peaks with the Virgo Full Moon on Thursday. This is the first Full Moon after the Aquarius New Moon eclipse, and therefore carries that event’s signature in some way — although it does so with a slightly different flavor, as Amanda Painter writes, thanks to the Sun and Moon being in new signs.
With the Sun now in Pisces as of this past weekend, winter starts to loosen its grip and we begin the approach to spring (even if the weather doesn’t play along consistently). Right now we have a concentration of planets in Pisces, the last sign of the zodiac; yet as Amanda Painter describes, it won’t be long before the sky’s emphasis begins shifting again, from deep water to the fire of Aries.
The Sun entered Pisces today, joining Mercury (which entered Pisces yesterday), Venus, Neptune and Chiron. On Friday, the asteroid Juno will join the pool party. Amanda Painter suggests you may be noticing that last week’s edginess is softening, or feel a sensation like pressure has finally equalized.
Today we experience the second of the pair of eclipses for this season: a partial solar eclipse with the Aquarius New Moon, exact at 4:05 pm EST. As Amanda Painter explains, despite the ‘fixed’ quality of Aquarius, it looks like the theme of the eclipse chart — and of the weekend astrology — is ‘movement’.
This week we get the second in our pair of current eclipses: a partial solar eclipse during the Aquarius New Moon on Thursday, Feb. 15. There’s been a lot on Planet Waves lately about interrupting old patterns to allow new ones to form — patterns that will better suit who you’re in the process of becoming.
You might consider this next week a particularly good time for wrapping up any projects or tasks you’d like to get out of the way, to clear the path to where you want to be. As Amanda Painter describes, we’ve just passed the midpoint between eclipses, and this weekend’s Sun-Jupiter square is offering some extra energy to move things forward.