Week of February 6, 2017

Mist rising

The celestial atmosphere is far lighter and friendlier this week; a nice change from last week’s snipping and snarling. Most of the action revolves around planets in Aquarius and Aries with a bang up Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo on Friday.

Mercury finally leaves pragmatic Capricorn after a very long stay, thanks to the Mercury Retrograde earlier this year. It moves into airy, rational Aquarius on Tuesday which will give us three planets in air – the Sun and Mercury in Aquarius, and Jupiter in Libra. This Mercury encourages objectivity and taking an intellectual approach to problem solving. Mercury will be sextile Venus in Aries on Friday, combining Aquarius’s unique wit with Venus in Aries’ special brand of fiery, buoyant charm. Flirtations may spring up in the oddest situations but they will be quite fun!

The Aquarius Sun enjoys a sextile to Aquarius’s ruler, Uranus in Aries, on Thursday. This aspect is great for igniting our sense of adventure and enabling us to take a fresh look at what is happening in our lives. We need to breathe new life into old ways of thinking and this is the aspect to make that happen.

Another great aspect with the Aquarius Sun is a trine to Jupiter in Libra on Saturday which blesses us with a burst of optimism about long range goals. We are reminded perspective is a key factor along with choosing win-win options for charting a successful path towards a more fulfilling future.

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The Moon is busy this week with shorter periods when she is void-of-course. We may notice wider mood swings than usual especially on Tuesday, Wednesday and over the weekend. With only three benign major aspects, lunar aspects may be more noticeable due to less background noise.

The Gemini Moon is in a chirpy mood on Monday with all the planets in fire and air to play with. An invigorating sextile to Uranus in Aries gets the day off to a fast start and a flowing trine to Jupiter in Libra keeps the momentum going. A late afternoon opposition to Saturn in Sagittarius is a reminder to check the details before leaving the office for the day. It also marks the beginning of a void-of-course lasting until around midnight.

Once the Moon enters Cancer she comes under siege and consequently is bound to be on the moody side. Tuesday she will square Venus in Aries at dawn and then Mars in Aries during the afternoon. This looks to me like familial relationships will be strained due to people acting on impulse without taking others into consideration. Thankfully Neptune in Pisces shows up during the evening to smooth things over with the Cancer Moon. Practice patience and consideration to tone down the crankiness.

The Cancer Moon wakes up cranky on Wednesday thanks to an opposition to Pluto in Capricorn at daybreak. The midday square to Uranus in Aries and an afternoon square to Jupiter in Libra are not likely to improve her mood either. Working alone is better than attempting to coordinate with others due to excess emotional friction. Once the Moon goes void-of-course following the square to Jupiter, the atmosphere will gradually calm down. It will be early Thursday morning when the Moon enters Leo.

Thursday and Friday are the most upbeat days this week. On Thursday the outgoing Leo Moon exchanges witty barbs with Mercury in Aquarius in the morning before happily dancing with first Venus in Aries midday and then Mars in Aries in the evening. This is a great day to be around people. Make plans to meet your sweetheart for lunch if you can.

Friday is the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo and it will light up the whole day. During the afternoon the Leo Moon will be trine Uranus in Aries and sextile Jupiter in Libra during the evening. People will probably be more interested in socializing than finishing up projects at work, so please take that into account and plan accordingly. This is a great evening to go out and enjoy playing.

The Moon rolls into Virgo early Saturday morning and she is ready to go to work cleaning up after the Leo party. There is nothing like a Virgo Moon for helping us choose healthy lifestyle options and this is a great day for that. Take time to rest and relax rather than party today.

A midday trine between the Virgo Moon and Pluto in Capricorn is the focal point on Sunday. Here again the focus is on the practicalities. If you need to catch up with work that got set aside in the rush late last week, do that rather than playing. We probably won’t be in the mood to be around too many people anyway.

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The potential is here this week to either live in our heads or get caught up riding our emotional tides. With Mercury moving into airy Aquarius, those who thrive in the mental realms ought to enjoy the change and happily exchange ideas with like-minded people. For those who are more attuned to their emotional nature, it could be an interesting ride going up and down with the strong lunar aspects this week. No one will be able to ignore the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo with its powerful fire and air patterns. May you have a great week and come up with new realizations to empower you!

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image: Late Autumn fog on a river © Smalysh | Dreamstime.com

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