Do you feel ready to usher yourself into some new phase — particularly something regarding your body, sexual energy, material wealth or persistence in something? Today Mars in Taurus conjoins the unnamed minor planet 1992 QB1. Despite lacking the mythology that would go with a named object, 1992 QB1 seems to be associated with crossing a threshold, or with holding space to assist others who are crossing into a new phase of being.
Today looks like a good day to feed your erotic side. With asteroids Ceres and Eros conjunct in Taurus, the implication is to do so in tangible, physical, multi-sensory ways. That said, you are likely well aware that arousal often starts in the mind. As luck would have it, Ceres and Eros are making a trine to Psyche in Virgo.
With Mars newly in Taurus, notice whether your ambition, stamina or erotic energy find a new level, tone or pace of expression. Remember that everything has its cycles, and a slight shift need not be concerning. It simply bears observing, and then adjusting your approach or expectations of yourself.
Mars entering a new sign can encourage a shift in how you use your energy. With Mars in Taurus, you may find yourself focusing on maintaining something you’ve begun; or you could experience a general slowing or settling of pace: tenacity as opposed to overt speed. Mars’ contact with Pholus shortly before changing signs may, however, provide a little extra burst of power.
Today Mercury in Pisces makes a sextile to Pluto in Capricorn (which the Sun will repeat tomorrow). Mercury also makes a quartet of aspects to minor bodies today. There’s a strong emphasis on deep, intellectual investigation with Mercury-Pluto. Yet with Pisces, it’s the kind where your emotions and psychic sensitivity are going to play a strong guiding role.
Tonight sees Mercury’s direct conjunction to the Sun in Pisces. Given how the messenger planet appears to swing back and forth in the sky, these aspects might be considered almost literally ‘pivotal’. It may be worth looking back on all you’ve learned and accomplished since the station direct on Jan. 8.
Venus stations retrograde in Aries today, and will continue in apparent backwards motion until April 15. Retrograde planets can be seen as asking a question, prompting a review, or drawing you deeper within yourself. Among the possible themes you might encounter (particularly while Venus is in Aries): questions of individual and collective identity — especially identity as mediated by technology; the idea of relationships as mirrors; and questions about empathy.