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.
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.
Have you ever used a simple lever to move something more easily that was stuck? Or have you ever felt backed into a metaphorical corner, yet feeling yourself there somehow enabled you to push back and regain your space? As Amanda Painter writes, those examples of how square energy can feel are being highlighted as we reach the midpoint between eclipses.
What do you need to dig into, investigate or persuade someone about? Amanda Painter suggests that astrology this week offers support in those realms, though with a caveat: empathy and a goal of mutual benefit need to be guiding principles — along with an awareness of the potential for obsession and self-righteousness.
By now, you’ve likely read all kinds of damning and exciting tidbits from the new book that exposes the inner dysfunction of the Trump White House. The current astrology indicates the fallout from it will likely develop this week, and that should make for fascinating news; but here’s the thing: you’re going to want to tear yourself away from social media and your TV to use this week’s astrology yourself.
This is the Cancer Full Moon, with the Moon in Cancer opposite the Sun in Capricorn, at 11+ degrees of their signs (properly known as 12 degrees). This Full Moon is exact at 9:24 pm EST on Jan. 1 (2:24 UTC Jan. 2). At the most basic level, moving toward a Full Moon is likely to amp up the emotional stakes on New Year’s Eve.
Mercury is beginning to shake out following its recent retrograde (which ended Friday night, but which might still be reverberating for you). Amanda Painter notes this should help you to unwind anything that got tightly wound recently. Continued new activity in Capricorn, a sign of initiative, should assist as well.