Week of February 27, 2017

Three Worlds I by MC Escher

The week following the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Pisces has plenty of forward momentum thanks to Mars in Aries. He has been a busy boy recently and will make two more important aspects this week. Venus is slowing to station retrograde on Saturday at 13° 09′ Aries, asking us to take time to reconnect with our natal Venus as well as the sector of our chart Venus in Aries is transiting.

The second of three oppositions between Jupiter in Libra and Uranus in Aries occurs on Thursday at 22° 11′. It is worth noting Aries and Libra are compatible, and if we choose to focus on how they complement each other we may be able to resolve painful issues. Great partnerships are based on respect for each other’s individuality as well as how important it is to work as a team. Both planets aspected Mars in Aries earlier this week.

Mars conjoined Uranus in Aries last Sunday, February 26, and opposes Jupiter in Libra on Monday, February 27. Mars-Uranus in Aries would do just about anything to avoid feeling constrained in anyway which may lead to rash, dangerous choices. Jupiter in Libra may be able to talk Mars back from the brink, in part because Jupiter is a more powerful planet plus Libra is usually good at getting Aries to see reason. I certainly hope this is the case!

The last best chance for Mars in Aries to show his positive side is on Sunday when Saturn in Sagittarius gently but firmly keeps him on the straight and narrow. This is an excellent aspect for teaching how boundaries can enhance creativity rather than stifling it.

Neptune conjoins the Pisces Sun on Wednesday and Mercury on Saturday, adding a much needed dash of empathy and compassion in these polarized times. Sometimes we need to contemplate what we have in common rather than emphasize our differences.

Once Venus stations retrograde on Saturday, she will move back into Pisces on April 2. She will station direct on April 15 at 26° Pisces and will return to complete her visit to Aries on April 27. In other words we’ll have Venus either in Pisces or Aries until May 5. Venus retrogrades seem have to strongest impact on the Venus ruled signs, Libra and Taurus. My personal experience has been the first few weeks aren’t too bad but by the time Venus stations direct, the creative blahs have set in and I can hardly wait for her to get moving forward again.

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The Pisces Moon isn’t exactly sparkling on Monday and we may not be either, in part because we could be suffering a post eclipse hangover and can’t seem to get it together. Once the Pisces Moon squares Saturn in Sagittarius late afternoon/early evening she will be void-of-course until late evening. This is a good time to move more slowly and stick with the basics. Tuesday the Moon will be in Aries and the pace will naturally pick up.

The Aries Moon makes no aspects until Tuesday evening when she conjoins Venus. This should give us a nice, energetic day to tackle more challenging projects and start to figure out exactly where we want to focus our energy moving forward. Those in the mood for a bit of fun Tuesday night ought to have a good time.

Wednesday looks to be a very high energy day with the Aries Moon conjoining Uranus and opposing Jupiter in Libra midday. Then she will conjoin Mars during the afternoon, followed by an evening trine to Saturn in Sagittarius before going void-of-course until very early Thursday morning. Working alone on demanding projects is a good way to make the most of this dynamic energy.

The Taurus Moon ambles along with no interference until late afternoon on Thursday and after that she enjoys amiable sextiles to Mercury and Neptune in Pisces. It will be a far more restful day than Wednesday and good for making slow but steady progress. This is the day to take your boss out to lunch or arrange meetings over dinner . . . nothing like good food to soothe the inner beast!

Friday the Taurus Moon will go void-of-course after a pleasant trine to Pluto in Capricorn during the morning and it will be very early Saturday morning before she shifts into Gemini. Our ability to focus will be better during the morning and gradually wane over the course of the day. Get important tasks done early and save routine ones for the latter part of the day.

Of the two weekend days, it will be better to leave plans open ended on Saturday because the flighty Gemini Moon makes no aspects until a very late night square to Neptune in Pisces. Get together with friends for some laid back time wandering around, chatting aimlessly. Depending on where you live, the squares the Gemini Moon makes to Neptune, Mercury and the Sun in Pisces will either give you interesting dreams or a rather spacey night out.

The Gemini Moon will be between aspects for most of the day on Sunday as well. It will be late afternoon before she is trine Jupiter in Libra and then sextile Uranus in Aries. After a quiet morning at home recuperating, many will be in the mood to attend parties and other social events during the afternoon and evening. Not a bad way to end the week!

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Pacing is important this week because as tempting as it will be to rush ahead it would be wiser to take it slow. It may take a day or two for the fog to dissipate following the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Pisces. As the week goes along clarity will improve and the atmosphere in general will stabilize once more. We can work on implementing new plans or start the next phase on those already in place.

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image: The Three Worlds © M.C. Escher

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