Today the Sun and Moon form a conjunction in Pisces: a new Moon, and also a partial solar eclipse. It’s been two weeks since we experienced the Leo Full Moon and lunar eclipse. It’s possible that these two weeks have felt strangely compressed: like a surprising number of events have been squeezed in.
What do you actually want to devote yourself to? What feels like service, and what feels like sacrifice? You might notice some tension today between your strongest desires for yourself and what might feel like a social imperative to care for others. But do you really have to choose one or the other?
This is a good day for really knuckling down and getting on with things. Mercury’s contact with Saturn, alongside the Moon in Aquarius, suggest that clarity, diligence and a certain earnestness may be both easier than usual and well rewarded. If you’re sometimes inclined to put off tasks for just the right day, well…here it is.
How would you describe yourself: as looking for creative ways to positively transform your life and the world around you; or as determined to get ahead, no matter how ruthless or underhanded you need to be? True, those two positions are quite different from each other. Yet both could describe today’s square between Mars in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn.
Today could present an opportunity to make supportive contact between your deeper emotional realm and your physical reality. Specifically, this could happen in a way that opens a door for you to pass from one phase of awareness to another; kind of like walking over a threshold from one room to another.
Today, Venus squares a centaur named Amycus. A few ideas arise from this. One possibility is that you might discover a hang-up regarding notions of “proper” behaviour, particularly to do with relationships. Another is that you might find yourself rebelling against an opportunity, such as the chance to get closer to someone.
Today the Sun enters Pisces. A few hours later, the Moon enters Sagittarius for the last quarter Moon. This signals the midpoint between last week’s penumbral lunar eclipse and Leo Full Moon, and the Feb. 26 Pisces New Moon and partial solar eclipse. Between now and the solar eclipse, you’re being asked to give up something that does not work.
What do you get when big, beneficent, retrograde Jupiter in Libra opposes the asteroid Eros (god of love) and Eris (Little Miss Chaos) in Aries? One possibility might be difficulty in expressing your erotic energy in a direct and generous way toward another — thanks to the retrograde factor of Jupiter, and the subversion factor of Eris.