Today is Monday, Feb. 5, 2018
Hebrew date is 20 Shevat 5778
Islamic date is 19 Jumada-I 1439
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 4 Eb’
Mayan Long Count is 126.96.36.199.12
Julian Day is 2458155
Today’s Birthdays: John Carradine (1906-1988), William S. Burroughs (1914-1997), Robert Hofstadter (1915-1990), Hank Aaron (1934), H. R. Giger (1940-2014), Rick Laird (1941), Barrett Strong (1941), Susan Hill (1942) Nolan Bushnell (1943), Al Kooper (1944), Charlotte Rampling (1946), Mary L. Cleave (1947), Christopher Guest (1948), Errol Morris (1948), Barbara Hershey (1948), Elizabeth Swados (1951-2016), Cliff Martinez (1954), Laura Linney (1964), Chris Parnell (1967), Bobby Brown (1969).
“Cheat your landlord if you can — and must — but do not try to shortchange the Muse.”
— William S. Burroughs
A Little Leverage, Right When You Need It
Have you ever used a simple lever to move something more easily that was stuck? (Like maybe you’ve used a flat-head screwdriver to open a paint-can, or used a pole wedged against a heavy boulder to roll it along with less effort than simply pushing it.) Or have you ever felt backed into a metaphorical corner, yet feeling yourself there somehow enabled you to push back and regain your space?
Those are two examples of how square energy can feel and be used in astrology. And along with a variety of interesting aspects, squares seem prominent this week in the midst of this zone between eclipses.
People sometimes dread square aspects because they don’t like the feeling of inner tension that squares represent. But that tension is incredibly useful: it generally incites us to take some kind of action to relieve it. And in the process, we put ourselves into a more comfortable position and have an opportunity to integrate what we’re feeling and learning.
The main square of note this week is the last quarter Moon. This is the Moon making a square to the Sun — normally not the most noteworthy aspect in the sky, but this one is special. It marks the midpoint between the total lunar eclipse (and Leo Full Moon) of last week and the partial solar eclipse (and Aquarius New Moon) of next week, which occurs on Feb. 15.
As the Scorpio Moon squares the Aquarius Sun this Wednesday, notice where you are with anything you set in motion with the eclipse, or any intentions you set. You might pay particular attention to things you need to wrap up: details that need to be finalized; anything that needs to be flushed, tossed or washed off/away (literally or metaphorically); feelings you need to express so you can stop holding onto them, and so on. What needs to be dived into or cut away so you can move on to what’s coming next?
Moon Phase: Moon is in Waning Gibbous phase and enters Last Quarter phase on Feb. 7 at 7:54 am PST / 10:54 am EST (15:53:51 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Aquarius (Partial Solar Eclipse) on Feb. 15 at 1:05 pm PST / 4:05 pm EST (21:05:07 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Virgo on March 1-2 at 4:51 pm PST / 7:51 pm EST (00:51:15 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Libra and enters Scorpio today at 7:56 pm PST / 10:56 pm EST (03:56:19 Feb. 6 UTC).
Sun Degree: 17-18 Aquarius.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
Moon enters Scorpio at 7:56 pm PST / 10:56 pm EST (03:56:19 Feb. 6 UTC).
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Sun opposite Praamzius at 9:26 pm Feb. 4 PST / 12:26 am EST (05:26:07 UTC).
— Mars square Nessus at 4:24 am PST / 7:24 am EST (12:24:08 UTC).
— Jupiter square Juno 8:56 am PST / 11:56 am EST (16:56:12 UTC).
— Mercury conjunct Crantor at 2:49 pm PST / 5:49 pm EST (22:48:30 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Feb. 5
(The Day of Quiet Eloquence) | Aquarius Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Seek not just to understand the tension between you and close partners, but also to use it as leverage, or even as fuel. Know the points of agreement and disagreement. Be honest with yourself where you’re trying to assert control and, instead, work for compromise that does not involve sacrifice. If you do this, you can proceed from a place of mutual interests.
|Current Aquarius Weekly Horoscope
Planets are gathering in your sign, welcoming an eclipse of the Sun that takes place in about a week and a half. You have resources. You are moving energy. You are about to take a tremendous step in your growth and your maturity.
|Current Aquarius Monthly Horoscope
You don’t need a conspiracy theory to understand your life. It’s a fact that the elements of your existence have come together by design, most of which was based on your own intentions, choices and actions.
Written in the Planets
Mars squaring Nessus today perhaps suggests that you keep an eye out for the feeling that your buttons are being pushed. You may enter an argument fully intent on maintaining peace and civility, but sometimes we find ourselves getting riled against our wishes. It’s perfectly okay to feel angry, and to show that anger if warranted. Yet to know and understand when you’re beginning to heat up can only help you, especially if you would benefit by removing yourself temporarily from a difficult environment.