Coming close on the heels of Tuesday’s Aries equinox, tonight Mercury stations retrograde in Aries. So, despite this being a natural time of year to want to take action in starting new things, you may be experiencing some hitches in executing your plans. Amanda Painter looks into what kind of inner review this suggests, as well as the overall themes that current Aries-to-Capricorn aspects are bringing up.
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?”
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.
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.
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’.
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.
Yesterday’s Leo Full Moon and lunar eclipse put us squarely in ‘the eclipse zone’, with a partial solar eclipse coming Feb. 15. However you experience the next couple weeks, the major aspects of the next few days could give you some ideas about the overall atmosphere you’re operating in. The primary player looks like Venus in Aquarius.