Today is Monday, Feb. 12, 2018
Hebrew date is 27 Shevat 5778
Islamic date is 26 Jumada-I 1439
Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 11 Kawak
Mayan Long Count is 184.108.40.206.19
Julian Day is 2458162
Today’s Birthdays: Peter Cooper (1791-1883), Charles Darwin (1809-1882), Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), Thubten Gyatso (13th Dalai Lama; 1876-1933), Eugene Atget (1857-1927), Anna Pavlova (1881-1931), Franco Zeffirelli (1923), Joan Mitchell (1925-1992), Juanita Coulson (1933), Costa-Gavras (1933), Fang Lizhi (1936-2012), Judy Blume (1938), Ray Manzarek (1939-2013), Michael McDonald (1952), Joanna Kerns (1953), Arsenio Hall (1956) Josh Brolin (1968), Gucci Mane (1980), Christina Ricci (1980), Elle Varner (1989).
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
— Abraham Lincoln
Opening the Door for an Aquarian Eclipse
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 — thanks to the general topics of eclipses and Aquarius. That might have you feeling edgy; but the chart for this eclipse underscores the themes in a way that, hopefully, will feel empowering for you.
At its most essential, this New Moon and eclipse involves the Sun and Moon making a conjunction in late Aquarius, exact at 4:05 pm EST (21:05 UTC) on Thursday. The Sun and Moon are also conjunct Mercury and the asteroid Juno.
Those four bodies will span about a degree and a half of Aquarius. That entire cluster is roughly sextile the still-functional Uranus-Eris conjunction in Aries. It’s this sextile that appears to give this event a lot of its potential traction to shift direction — even on top of the regular ability of eclipses to facilitate this. There’s no guarantee that your life will be vastly different in a week, however. You might find the adjustments you make now don’t seem that significant, and that’s okay.
What matters most is that you make a little effort. A sextile is not a magic wand. It’s more like an opportunity you can activate. Think of it like a door: to experience it as anything other than a different section of the wall, you have to grasp the doorknob and open the door; then you can walk through it. Similarly, a sextile’s mojo is more likely to reward you if you do your part.
Moon Phase: Moon is in Waning Crescent phase and enters New phase on Feb. 15 at 1:05 pm PST / 4:05 pm EST (21:05:07 UTC).
Next New Moon (partial solar eclipse) is in Aquarius 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 Capricorn and enters Aquarius on Feb. 13 at 7:11 am PST / 10:11 am EST (15:11:20 UTC).
Sun Degree: 24-25 Aquarius.
Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
No changes today.
Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mars sesquiquadrate Uranus at 12:34 am PST / 3:34 am EST (08:33:39 UTC).
— Mercury square Deucalion at 2:05 am PST / 5:05 am EST (10:04:40 UTC).
— Neptune conjunct Teharonhiawako at 7:45 am PST / 10:45 am EST (15:45:00 UTC).
— Mercury opposite Sila-Nunam at 3:43 pm PST / 6:43 pm EST (23:43:27 UTC).
If Your Birthday is Feb. 12
(The Day of the Unifier) | Aquarius Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
Aquarius is the sign of patterns, and it’s time for some new ones. This includes everything from the ways that you think, to the words that you use, to where you hang out, to how you relate to your community. Try something new every day. Alter your route to and from school or work. Experiment with where you shop and what you buy.
|Current Aquarius Weekly Horoscope
The bigger your plans, the more they may evoke your insecurities. This is typical even of high achievers, though you may want to gain some insight into the issue. Consider two possibilities: one is that you’re confusing your potential success with your self-worth.
|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
There’s been a lot of public discussion recently around power dynamics, and how they influence relationships of all kinds. As the Moon meets Pluto today, it might be helpful to review how this works for you and among those you care about. Is there a specific pattern of empowerment or of feeling disenfranchised? What are you doing to meet your desires and ambitions? Remember that, more often than not, you must be your own advocate. Rights are not given, but won.