The cosmic rock and roll returns today and it’s nearly impossible to ignore the music. The Moon’s entry into brash Aries at 8:13 am EDT is like a wake-up call, kicking us into gear by stimulating our emotions. Our feelings run through a wide range of expressions as the Moon stressfully aspects unrelenting Pluto and irrepressible Uranus later tonight. However, a confusing Sun-Neptune alignment diffuses our energy before we learn to embrace it.
It’s unusually difficult to control your emotions today as the Moon moves through your sign and opposes warrior Mars. Unfortunately, coming right out with your feelings could stir up plenty of tension; once things are said, there’s no way to take them back. Nevertheless, it’s smarter to address what’s bothering you now instead of waiting until the anxiety is even greater. Just make sure that you’re kind when you share what’s on your mind.
You might be drawn into an argument today by someone’s provocative words. You are a tough adversary, especially if you’re defending a personal belief. Unfortunately, you probably won’t convince your opponent that you’re right and a conflict will only widen the gulf between you. Take the high road and avoid drama completely by refusing to respond to a verbal attack. Current differences are not as significant as they seem; thankfully, the tension will settle down on its own.
Your sarcasm could get you into trouble now, especially if you are delaying an important discussion. Attempting to avoid difficult issues increases your anxiety until a relatively careless comment triggers your anger and pushes your buttons. A temper tantrum might allow you to blow off some stream, but it won’t make anyone feel better in the long run. Instead of unconsciously provoking someone for the wrong reason, set your humor aside and simply speak from your heart.
You are a force to be reckoned with today, especially if anyone tries to use his or her authority to gain control over you. At other times you might choose to remain quiet and acquiesce to someone else’s demands, but now you’re ready to fight to maintain your boundaries. It’s healthy to let everyone know where you stand as long as you don’t take your resistance too far. Claim your power but not at anyone else’s expense.
You appreciate receiving support from your friends and family. However, you don’t like it when someone meddles in your business, especially if you are clear about your current goals. Your patience is on a short fuse today and your reaction to outside interferences may be swift. Be firm, but keep in mind that overreacting could further incite unwanted conflict. Take a deep breath and think twice before you respond.
You prefer to have everything under control, but something can go slightly awry today. Unfortunately, you may be caught off guard if you discover that a friend or co-worker misled you. Rather than overreacting, practice compassion instead. A simple misunderstanding might have set the whole thing into motion. Once you know the source of the error, you can correct it and get your day back on track.
It’s a wonder that others can be so pushy now without even realizing that they’re being offensive. On the other hand, you are overly concerned that someone may think you’re being too aggressive. However, if you spend more time and energy describing exactly what you need now, those closest to you might stop harassing you. Establishing clear boundaries isn’t being rude; it’s just what the doctor ordered for a healthy relationship.
You feel as if you’re back in the daily grind now that the Moon is visiting your 6th House of Routine. Although you might be motivated to attempt something new, it’s reassuring to know that you can be successful while falling back on an old habit. Don’t worry about what anyone else thinks; the opinions of others are less important than the results of your actions.
Your freewheeling behavior reflects your new wave of confidence, yet you may be jumping the gun and feeling optimistic a few days too soon. It’s not that anything is wrong with the present circumstances; it’s just that you still have more work to complete before you can harvest the fruits of your labor. Positive thinking is surely a vital part of your current strategy; just don’t ignore reality in the process.
You might be thinking about the potential difficulties you could face if you actually decide to pick up and move somewhere else, yet you’re still tempted to do it anyhow. Whether or not relocation is feasible now, unrelenting responsibilities increase your desire to escape. However, it’s not the best time to make big changes that destabilize your domestic life. Do whatever you can to maintain balance in your daily routine until you’re sure that a bigger transition is really necessary.
Your thoughts are running around in circles today, and you can tell how busy the next few weeks are going to be for you. But even if you are very eager for what’s ahead, you still cannot just instantaneously jump forward to where you want to be. You must move into your future one day at a time and right now that means clearing any obstacles in your path, real or imagined. Don’t avoid difficult issues any longer because they become more complicated if you wait until later to address them.
Your self-esteem is growing stronger day by day, but you could become so confident now that you take on more than you can manage. Those who depend on you will be quite unhappy if you don’t deliver on your promises. Listen to your friends today, especially if they’re suggesting that you slow down. A methodical approach helps you avoid making an impulsive decision that you might later regret.
Every so often, the universe requests a siesta and pulls in the reins – allowing humanity and events on Earth to proceed without a lot of outside interference. This is one of those infrequent, 24-hour time-periods. The Moon continues its transit through Gemini – placing an emphasis on reading, writing and exploring favorite hobbies. A key event is the monthly Moon-Venus union (2:25PM PDT) – the first lunar conjunction with Venus since this planet’s reversal on May 15. Feminine issues are on center stage right now. Make sure your primary partnerships are improving rather than stagnating. Review your recent progress in the fine and graphic arts. It should be business as usual on the professional front – thanks to a flowing trine in air signs of the Moon and Saturn (3:52PM PDT). However, this harmonious tie between the Moon and Saturn also begins a long void twilight zone that lasts until 4:32AM PDT tomorrow. The main rule-of-thumb during any void-of-course lunar cycle is to finish old projects on a high note, but not launch bold ventures. Take this message to heart as Mercury forms a contra-parallel to Pluto (6:50PM PDT). Psychic storm warnings are posted – particularly on the relationship horizon where casual conversations could turn into vociferous debates or outright arguments. Be prepared for added controversy and unsettled conditions in affairs of the heart tomorrow as Mercury will oppose Juno just a few hours before one of two annual Sun-Neptune squares.
Once you make it through a Moon-Saturn square (1:23AM PST) – that also begins a void-of-course lunar cycle lasting until 2:29AM PST – the Moon arrives in airy, universal Aquarius for the next 2+ days. Group projects, team sports and community involvement are highlighted. A Mercury-Saturn parallel (8:11AM PST) points you in the direction of seriously pursuing career goals and professional milestones. The key alignment of the day is the annual Sun-Neptune union in Pisces (12:42PM PST) – a powerful conjunction that was hinted at yesterday when these same two celestial bodies were in parallel formation. The emphasis continues to be on exploring your spirituality, religious beliefs, and philosophy of life, as well as tapping into your creative imagination and psychic sensitivity. Steer clear of confusion, chaos and any kind of nebulosity that leaves you emotionally depleted and physically drained of energy. Enjoy board, card and word games to your heart’s content, but don’t press the anger button if frustration mounts since Mercury makes a contra-parallel to Mars (6:17PM PST). Breakthroughs in consciousness and problem-solving via your intuition can coincide with a subtle and yet still helpful 30-degree rapport between Pallas and Uranus (9:25PM PST). Inventions and innovations that can lead to real patents and financial benefits are par for the course whenever wisdom-generating Pallas hooks up with lightning-like Uranus.
It’s crucial to use a little common sense today so we don’t embark on an unrealistic venture that leads nowhere. We may feel as if we’re at odds with others because the bullheaded Taurus Moon squares social Venus, possibly stirring up disagreements in relationships. Luckily, a visionary Sun-Neptune alignment encourages creativity if we aren’t too stubborn, while a Venus-Jupiter connection indicates a positive outcome if we trust our imaginations.
Sticking with the tried and true method brings better results today than rushing off to start something entirely new. You may grow restless if everything seems too familiar, but it’s a smarter strategy to manage your anxiety by modifying your attitude instead of messing with your environment. Thankfully, once you accept that you need to settle into your routine, most everything should get easier to manage all around.
The Moon’s visit to your determined sign may be quite stabilizing, but you could become so concerned with getting your way now that you obsess over something you want. Even if you are concerned that things are not going your way, they just might be out of your control. Rather than increasing your frustration by trying to change circumstances that are unchangeable, remind yourself that practicing flexibility helps to prevent your energy from getting stuck.
You might not be so talkative today because you’re afraid of saying too much. Your self-restraint is an intelligent strategy since there are issues that need your attention and it can be problematic if you wear yourself out too early in the game. Find some time to relax so you have energy for what’s ahead instead of pursuing random social activities now.
This may be a perfect day to socialize with friends, but don’t worry about figuring out the details in advance. You might experience some anxiety because you want to know exactly what you will be doing later, but ultimately it will be more enjoyable if you leave things unstructured for now. Fortunately, the less you plan, the more relaxed you’ll be throughout the day.
You could back yourself into a corner with no easy way out today because you might try too hard to make your plan work. In fact, you are banking on everyone sticking closely to your agenda as promised. But the universe might have a slightly different notion about what’s next, and you’re better off if you don’t fight the inevitable. Even if you are successful at forcing reality to fit into your scheme, you could exhaust yourself in the process. Honestly, it’s okay to relax your control now because you will regain it later on.
This may be a rather easygoing day if you don’t make yourself busy with too much unnecessary work. Instead of shifting into automatic gear and working through your list of regular chores, consider which tasks are non-essential and leave those for another day. Even if you’re typically a hard worker, think about taking some well-deserved time off just to relax today.
You have a highly unique way of approaching life now, but you might not be able to set your ideas into motion. But this isn’t only about your efforts being blocked; your current lack of confidence makes you wonder if you’ll be able to reach your goals if you are opposed to the prevailing currents. Actually, you’re smarter to wait it out; enjoy yourself today by being creative, instead of productive. Save your strength for another day when the going isn’t so rough.
It’s irritating if someone quickly agrees with you in word, yet continues to resist nearly everything you do. It’s as if there’s a split between the mental and physical universe, which can be quite frustrating. Keep in mind that you won’t be able to solve this dilemma today. Instead of forcing any issues, just be an objective witness to what’s happening. Thankfully, you can still feel content if you simply make a decision to let it be for now.
You might not be able to accomplish all your goals today, but a large part of the problem comes from taking on too much. You can visualize the big picture so well that it motivates you to think beyond your immediate environment. Unfortunately, there isn’t a fast way to get to your destination. Nevertheless, you’ll be happier if you concentrate on the most practical things you can do, even if that means success is delayed another day.
Your friends might believe that you would benefit from some relaxation today, but may secretly think that you don’t know how to have fun. However, you’re ready to let them follow you around so you can prove them wrong. Although you could have a struggle on your hands convincing them, you can still have a good time doing it. Don’t bother defending your actions if someone doesn’t like your strategy. Just get on with your plans and make things happen exactly the way you want them to now, without worrying about what others think.
The same events that might have upset your life previously don’t seem to have the same unsettling effect now. But unresolved issues won’t likely vanish on their own unless you maintain a firm inner resolve. Keep your eyes focused on the distant horizon. You will reach your destination if you don’t become distracted — even if it takes more time than you prefer.
You are ready to settle into an easy day at work, hoping that you don’t have to deal with any major upheavals. However, you may need to overcome a few obstacles that now stand between you and your personal satisfaction. You won’t find happiness if you try to force your position on others. It’s more effective to step back from potential conflicts until you’re able to talk about your emotions in a rational manner.
Last night – for several hours – the outer planet Uranus became a key planetary player in earthly lives. Now its Neptune’s turn to hog the limelight as this far-out celestial body in Aquarius receives a 90-degree square from the Sun in Scorpio (12:43PM PST). Don’t make the naive mistake in thinking that the only worry concerns 12:43PM PST. There is always a build-up of several hours (at least) before any solar aspect when the vibrations connected to both the Sun and whatever it is interacting with are becoming stronger and stronger. In addition after the alignment has occurred precisely, it isn’t gone, but remains influential – possibly for many hours or even a day or two. The Sun square to Neptune brings up mental clarity and emotional serenity issues. Unfortunately, it is usually the lack of mental clarity and emotional serenity that occurs under the square in question. Part of the problem here is that the Sun and Neptune are in the so-called fixed, power signs of the zodiac where there is a mighty reluctance to change, grow and adapt. Hopefully, just contemplating these concerns can bring you more into an internal state of peace and harmony – the higher goal of the Sun-Neptune face-off in the first place. Meditating to increase enlightenment is definitely a wise approach to working with these Sun-Neptune vibes. Exploring your multi-faceted talents in art, music, dance, poetry, film and photography are other ways to tap into the higher energy-field associated with Neptune. Be aware that a nearly 3-hour void lunar uncertainty zone happens from 2:23PM PST until 5:17PM PST when the Moon enters airy Libra. Thereafter, the cosmic emphasis shifts in the direction of improving the quality of your primary partnerships.
If you read yesterday’s calendar entry carefully, you know that the dark-of-the-moon time-period of the month is in effect this morning and until the New Moon occurs at 12:57PM PDT. The key is to finish old business in the first part of the day as Mars forms a supportive, 60-degree alliance with Saturn (2:39AM PDT), Mercury parallels Pluto (4:15AM PDT), the Moon in Libra is void from 5:19AM PDT until 8:09AM PDT (when the Moon enters Scorpio), Venus parallels Ceres (6:21AM PDT), the Moon unites with Juno (9:02AM PDT), Venus makes a 30-degree tie to Saturn (10:35AM PDT), and Mercury makes a frictional, 45-degree link to Pluto (12:29PM PDT). Here are seven fairly important alignments – most uplifting, empowering and productivity-enhancing – but they are all encouraging you to complete enterprises that you already have been working on for weeks or months. Once the New Moon occurs (activating 4 degrees of Scorpio at 12:57PM PDT), the usual rule of thumb is to leap ahead with bold plans across the board and especially associated with in-depth research and investigative work. Causing a potential challenge just a few hours later is a sharp Venus-Mars square in fixed, power signs (3:24PM PDT). Love vibrations take a turn for the worse and social affairs may seem more subdued and turbulent than usual. A Sun-Neptune parallel (7:36PM PDT) opens the gates of psychic attunement while Juno trine Chiron in water signs (10:25PM PDT) is a notable boost for emotional empowerment. These two evening sky patterns are magnified as Pallas re-enters the universal air sign of Aquarius (8:34PM PDT) until February 11, 2012.
The lovely Leo Moon opposes nebulous Neptune this morning, extending the spacey theme of yesterday’s Sun-Neptune trine. However, we are brought back down to earth when the Moon slips into practical Virgo at 10:40 am EDT. Although the discriminating Virgo Moon normally gives us the ability to filter out unrealistic goals, beautiful Venus aligns with unruly Uranus to suddenly activate unconventional desires that are more thrilling than useful.
It doesn’t matter that you want to do something crazy today that goes against everyone’s expectations; you have obligations that take precedence over your urge to escape. Instead of kicking back now, you would be better off putting your shoulder to the wheel and focusing on work. Whether you have job-related projects or domestic chores, don’t postpone them any longer. Your unwavering sense of purpose will reward you with the privilege of being able to take time off once you are finished.
You can turn challenging work into fun today, because you have enough sense to make the best of any situation. You may be so clever and cunning in your approach that your coworkers actually believe that you’re enjoying yourself and offer to pitch in and help. But you’re no Tom Sawyer because you’ll paint the fence or do nearly any other job now even if no one else shows up. A job well done brings you real satisfaction all by itself.
You might stuff more into your day than you can manage, but that won’t keep you from trying to do everything. Ironically, you would accomplish more if you just stopped long enough to make a sensible plan. Although you often like to figure out what you’re doing on the fly, it’s a frivolity you can’t afford now. Be realistic and cut back on your activities until you establish a more sustainable pace.
You may have a brilliant idea that enables you to perform up to someone else’s expectations while actually earning more independence in the process. You would like to escape from an overly rigid routine and, thankfully, your good-natured approach to work today could be the catalyst you need. But wishing for things to change isn’t enough; you need to have a concrete plan and be willing to work hard in order to have a shot at breaking free.
You may feel safe while you’re on familiar ground at work or at home today, but alluring Venus is tempting you to try something new. Unfortunately, it’s not a wise idea to drop everything in search of joyful indulgences until you take care of your basic financial chores, such as paying your bills and balancing your accounts. The order of things is important now, so set intelligent priorities and then stick with them.
You could be very self-critical as you do your own performance review today. Nothing that anyone else says will be enough to let you off the hook. There’s no escape; you need to process your disappointment and deal with the discouragement that recently surfaced. Although self-doubt isn’t useful, constructive self-analysis leads you to new insights about yourself.
The Moon’s entry into your 12th House of Secrets today suggests that hidden obstacles are more problematic than obvious ones. You might have a hunch that you are missing an important piece of information, but you can’t figure out where to uncover it or even what it is. Thankfully, you can prevent frustration by simply accepting your current limitations. Your positive thinking can be your greatest strength now.
You’re feeling more social today as the Moon enters your 11th House of Community. Although you still want to accomplish a lot at work, you don’t have the same drive that you might have had yesterday and prefer to spend time with your friends, instead. It’s likely that they will rise to the occasion and support your plans, even if they don’t agree with what you want to do.
Instead of accepting anyone else’s authority now, you are ready to take charge of the situation yourself. Although others may be fully capable of handling whatever’s happening today, you believe that your combination of organizational skills and applicable knowledge gives you an important edge. Don’t be afraid to let everyone know what your plan is prior to your implementation. Including others makes it easier for them to jump in and help you reach your goals.
It might be wise to hold back your feelings today as the Moon shifts into analytical Virgo. But you could feel incapable of seeing the big picture now and are even tempted to cancel a trip to someplace special because you don’t have enough time. Don’t get too discouraged; there may be a very good reason to stay close to home, even if it takes a few days to see the logic of your thinking.
You’re itching to break out of an old relationship pattern, but you have enough common sense now to bide your time and see what happens, instead of doing something you might later regret. Unfortunately, you don’t want to negotiate away your independence, making you a tough partner these days. Nevertheless, you won’t be happy unless you can find a way to express your personal freedom. Even while asserting your self-reliance, showing up with warmth and honesty will help your cause.
You might believe that you can float along in a current relationship, yet your friend or lover might want more of a commitment than you’re willing to make. Discussing specific issues could scare the heck out of you now, even if your partner seems to enjoy the conversation. Don’t just give in; you have a lot to learn now by exploring your resistance. If you acquiesce without expressing your needs, you could set a bad precedence for the days ahead.