The Moon is void in Pisces from 3:05AM (during a supportive, 60-degree sextile from the lunar orb to Venus in Capricorn) to 7:41AM when the Moon enters fiery, assertive Aries. Plus, the Moon is illuminating Juno themes (style, design, beauty and fashion) as these two celestial bodies unite at 6:59AM (during the void time-span). Usually, the Moon starting a new round of visits through the 12 signs of the zodiac will emphasize a spring-like approach to life, enhancing one’s buoyant, energetic and spontaneous nature. However, following yesterday’s one-two punch of Mars and Vesta being stationary and turning into reverse (therefore temporarily stronger in their influence on humans), we now hear Saturn’s response and it is yet another station — this time at 24 degrees of Scorpio (8:20AM) — and a cycle that will continue until July 20. Thus, you need to add Saturn archetypes — such as structure, form, logic, common sense, pragmatism, conservation, persistence, hard work, responsibility, executive authority, but also doubt, pessimism, chills, colds, chronic disabilities, falls and fears — to the archetypes of Mars and Vesta that are now floating around in abundance in the psychic atmosphere of humanity. Slowing your pace around the horn is wise. Adding to today’s potential celestial mischief-making is Venus in Capricorn square to Mars in Libra (12:05PM). Projecting anger on to friends and loved ones is a no-no. Romance may suffer a bit of short-circuiting while this 90-degree aspect is present. It doesn’t help that the Moon parallels radical-change agent, eccentric Uranus (2:42PM) while the Sun forms a caustic, 135-degree tie with Mars still virtually stationary (8:39PM). Emulate Houdini and try to escape from any self-created cages and traps of your own making. Gear up for another soul-searching, wild ride on Monday. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]
Stop, look and listen! Back in our calendar on February 3, the information was provided that the largest asteroid — Ceres — would be making a station at 2 degrees of Scorpio and turning retrograde today. That time becomes official at 12:09AM and all Ceres themes — agriculture and gardening, Mother Nature, parent-child and mother-daughter relationships, food, diet and nutrition, productivity and scarcity of natural resources — are accentuated around the exact time and for most of today. [Ceres will remain in reverse until June 1 when it will turn around and go direct at 19 degrees of Libra.] Adding to today’s potency of this important asteroid is its supportive, 60-degree link to Pallas in Virgo (11:21AM). Problem-solving and strategic thinking go hand-in-hand. One day before Mercury makes its shift to go from retrograde to forward motion, the Moon unites with the Messenger of the Gods planet in Aquarius (12:02PM) — offering a few early benefits concerning communications, correspondence, literary and educational interests. The fine arts, film classics, inspired musical compositions and sacred dance are high on the agenda as the Moon parallels fantasy-prone Neptune (3:08PM). This day ends on a cautionary note as the Sun parallels Mars (11:21PM) — giving you ample warning of the switcheroo by the red planet on Saturday March 1 when Mars in Libra stops and turns retrograde until May 19. Watch out for overnight discord and volatility that can wreak havoc on the home front. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]
Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today
Mars represents those qualities we commonly associate with the male/yang persona. Mars traits include raw energy, ambition, aggression, confidence, passion, and a sense of adventure. The occurrence of Mars denotes the dominating presence or need of the qualities listed above. Martian influence may have a negative impact unless it is balanced with an influence that can blunt the brashness and impulsiveness of Mars.
As a daily card, Mars suggests you would be well served by allowing your more aggressive side take control for at least for a short while. Now is a time for you to act with confidence and decisiveness. However, keep in mind that the qualities associated with Mars can do more damage than good if allowed to run free for too long.
Two Gemini New Moons in a month mean it’s time to cut the clutter!
Get ready for more information overload! This unusual event on June 19 is the second New Moon in Gemini in less than a month! We now have another chance to initiate connections and gather information, but efficiency is essential now.
That’s because Mars in discriminating Virgo forms a square with this lunation that signals the need to eliminate excess data so we can focus on critical details. The urge to collect ideas and facts needs to be tempered by a very focused and practical perspective on its application.
See how this New Moon in Gemini will affect your horoscope sign:
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
You may be hearing a lot of noise that can turn your head in several directions now. Don’t pay attention to conversations that don’t contribute to the bottom line. Gossip and random data might be interesting, but they distract you from making the key connections that really matter. Concentrate on core concerns when trying to impress others, as one practical concept is worth more than a million random ideas.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Making a choice between two different financial opportunities or purchasing decisions could be challenging now. It’s best to be conservative by putting your resources in as safe a situation as possible. Buying one item of a higher quality is better than purchasing two cheap ones. Similarly, putting your effort into sharpening an essential skill is smarter than spending time on trivial pursuits.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
This New Moon in your diverse sign is challenged by impatient Mars in pragmatic Virgo. If you’re feeling edgy, it’s probably because you have too many activities on your plate. Try cutting down your agenda by eliminating tasks that aren’t essential at this time. Serious Saturn’s favorable alignment to this lunation provides the discipline you need to avoid distractions and increase your productivity.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
This New Moon falls in your 12th House of Endings, making this a great time to review the recent past. Carefully evaluating your plans helps you recognize which projects aren’t worthwhile so that you can let go of them and focus on what’s really going to change your life. Spiritual practices and using your imagination and creativity are positive new directions to consider.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
This event in your 11th House of Groups can spur you to get more involved in an organization or to re-evaluate your role on a team. Getting along with colleagues may be difficult until you’ve worked out the details of exactly what you expect of one another. Boosting your status on the team is most likely to come from upgrading your ability in a specialized skill.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
This busy New Moon falls in your 10th House of Career and Public Responsibility, which can load you down with obligations. Instead of wearing yourself out by trying to please everyone, it’s healthier to eliminate some tasks from the pile — even if it’s tough for you to disappoint others or to feel like you’re not pulling your weight. A diet regarding your duties will do you wonders.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
Your interest in faraway places is likely to be spurred by this New Moon in your adventurous 9th House of Travel. However, this isn’t the ideal time to consider a getaway. It’s smarter to find ways to combine play with work or education so that a trip pays off in practical terms. Advice offered by a successful person might not be easy to accept but is probably worth taking.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
Relationships could reach a new level of complications with this lunation landing in your 8th House of Intimacy. But instead of shutting out thoughts in your head or words from a partner, do your best to listen intently. Among the many things being said are one or two items that really count. Filter out the trivial stuff and you’ll hear valuable information for your personal and professional life.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
This New Moon in your 7th House of Partners can put pressure on your relationship life. But that can be a good thing if you’re ready to make a commitment or are willing to work on the little details that can make or break an alliance. Sticking to real world issues and ways to resolve them is more important than letting your restless mind wander off in interesting but impractical directions.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Altering some of your work habits might be a productive use of this New Moon. It falls in your 6th House of Employment, challenging you to be even more efficient than useful. That could seem unfair as you’re probably juggling more balls in the air than usual. A healthier diet, along with proper rest and exercise helps you handle stress without getting edgy or wearing yourself out.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
It’s time to be playful, creative and to have more fun. This New Moon lands in your 5th House of Romance and Children, where it lightens your heart and raises your profile. People want to be with you but you won’t have time for all of them. Carefully choosing who you want to spend your time with can make the difference between being bored silly and having an awesome time.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
Changes on the home front are likely with this lunation in your 4th House of Roots. Unfinished thoughts and conversations about family may resurface, but it’s not helpful to simply repeat the old thoughts. Finding solutions is what this is all about, so focus on fixing issues. If have one you can’t resolve, set is aside and concentrate your efforts where real improvements can be made.