In the Stars February 10-17, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week

This week’s highlight is a Mars-Uranus conjunction, exact on February 12th. The Mars-Uranus aspect can be reckless, so go slowly and cautiously, but it can also be exciting, inventive, and invigorating. Put the energies to work on a constructive, innovative project that requires a lot of energy. You can activate this energy consciously in various small ways. For example, try a new exercise. Take a new route or method of transportation to work. Explore something new in your community. Start a home improvement project, or learn more about astrology! If you know where this conjunction falls in your horoscope (what house holds the sign of Aries), then activate the symbolism of that house. For example, the Mars-Uranus conjunction falls in my first house of personal appearance, and yesterday I had my hair cut just a little shorter. As I write this, i realize that I could activate this energy by wearing new expressions of my wardrobe.

On another, lighter note, the Sun still shines in Aquarius until February 18th. Aquarius is the sign that symbolizes groups, organizations, and community. While the Sun shines here, consider stepping up to do something more for your community. Volunteer or get more engaged. My brother Rob, who has a demanding job as a FedEx executive told me this past week that he was going to volunteer to coach a baseball team this spring. That’s the altruistic, community spirit! Get involved, and let’s collectively make our world a little better.

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Sunday is a highly charged, active day. The Aries Moon first makes an edgy square aspect to Pluto, and then conjuncts Mars and Uranus. These energies could lead us into spontaneous decisions that may produce unexpected results. Exercise caution in your actions. After a two-hour void Moon period (3:48-5:28 p.m. PST), the Moon moves into easy earth sign Taurus. Cook and enjoy a nourishing dinner, and get grounded and ready for the week ahead.

All things sensual are highlighted on Monday and Tuesday with the Moon in Taurus. Make your home a little more visually pleasing. Water and nourish your plants, and grace your space with beautiful flowers. We are inspired on Monday by the Moon’s benefic aspects to Venus and Neptune. Continue to exercise caution, as Mars is nearing an exact conjunction to Uranus, perfecting on Tuesday, which can make us erratic and impulsive, but also determined and creative.

Late on Tuesday Mars exactly conjuncts Uranus at the anaretic degree of 29 Aries. The anaretic, or last degree, of any sign is a sensitive degree point. There is often too much or too little of the energy and symbolism. Mars-Uranus can be reckless and explosive. For example, there was a gas line explosion in the middle of San Francisco a few days ago. Move carefully, and with extra consciousness. At the same time, this energy can help us push through stuck patterns. Make space for big change. This day, Tuesday, is my son’s birthday, and he and his wife are expecting their first baby any day, so the event is sure to bring big change into their lives.

On Wednesday the Moon is in Gemini, generating chatter and curiosity. Wednesday belongs to Mercury, the messenger god. Open up, communicate, and connect.

Thursday, Valentine’s Day, Mars enters fixed earth Taurus tropically where it will reside for the next six weeks. Mars ushers in a six-week period when we can finish what is already in motion before we embark on any new projects. Patient, plodding, diligent work will bring results.

The Moon is in its comfortable ruling sign of Cancer on Friday, making benefic aspects to Uranus, Mars, and Mercury. Be compassionate and caring, and spend sweet time with family.

In contrast to Friday, Saturday contains some challenging energy. The sensitive Cancer Moon opposes Saturn in the morning, and Pluto in the evening. These aspects push us to deal with insecurities and responsibilities. They are demanding and unforgiving. Be on your toes, meet your responsibilities, and do your best.

The Moon bounces into fun, fixed fire Leo early Sunday morning, ushering in a day of fun. However, te fun could be spoiled by conflict generated by the Moon’s edgy square to Mars and Uranus. If things get tense, find a creative, playful way to change the energy.

Monday, February 18 is a day of shifts. The Sun moves from Aquarius to Pisces at 3:04 p.m. PST. Pallas Athena stations retrograde at the critical degree of 29:29 Libra. Chiron re-enters Aries at 1:07 a.m. for an eight-year stay. Venus is conjunct Saturn, calling us to our responsibilities regarding love and money. The Moon makes a benefic trine to Jupiter at 4:00 p.m. PST. Whatever is at play, this aspect makes everything look like it will all work out well.

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Sunday: Highly charged, active, edgy day to get a lot accomplished. Ease into an easy evening and plan the week ahead.

Monday: Inspiring, creative day.

Tuesday: Mars and Uranus conjunct at the sensitive last degree of Aries. Go slowly, carefully, and consciously, as this is an extremely dynamic energy.

Wednesday: Communicate and be curious.

Thursday: Plodding forward will bring results.

Friday: Spend time with family.

Saturday: Do your best in the face of challenge and adversity.

Sunday: Make this a fun day, and if tension mounts, find a playful way to divert it.

Monday: Sun moves into Pisces. Chiron moves into Aries for an 8-year stay.  Be responsible and considerate with love and money. All will work out well.


Ten Things to Do with Venus in Capricorn (February 3-March 2): 

  1. Upgrade your office to support your success (See message for February 4th).
  2. Clear your desk, and take care of business.
  3. Purge your files.
  4. Organize your finances.
  5. Organize your wallet, and buy a new one if you need one that better serves you.
  6. Love your work.
  7. Set some goals for things you would love to accomplish.
  8. Tend to responsibilities in your love life.
  9. Limit spending; exercise thrift.
  10. Create new business cards.


Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Sunday. February 10: 3:48 p.m. – 5:28 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, February 12 at 2:26 p.m. through Wednesday, February 13 at 1:32 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, February 15: 4:48 a.m. – 6:03 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, February 17: 6:17 a.m. – 7:21 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Tuesday, February 19: 5:51 a.m. – 6:47 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Wednesday, February 20 at 5:51 p.m. through Thursday, February 21 at 6:17 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, February 23: 7:10 a.m. – 7:56 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, February 25: 4:14 a.m. – 1:19 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Wednesday, February 27: 10:17 p.m. – 10:48 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Saturday, March 2: 10:47 a.m. – 11:06 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, March 5: 0:05 a.m. – 0:11 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, March 7: 11:08 a.m. – 12:27 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, March 9: 9:14 a.m. – 11:10 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Sunday. February 10 at 23:48 through Monday, February 11 at 1:28 (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, February 12 at 22:26 through Wednesday, February 13 at 9:32 (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, February 15: 12:48 – 14:03 (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, February 17: 14:17 – 15:21 (Moon into Leo)

Tuesday, February 19: 13:51 – 14:47 (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, February 21: 1:51 – 14:17 (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, February 23: 15:10 – 15:56 (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, February 25: 12:14 – 21:19 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, February 27: 6:17 – 6:48 (Moon into Capricorn)

Saturday, March 2: 18:47 – 19:06 (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, March 5: 8:05 – 8:11 (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, March 7: 19:08 – 20:27 (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, March 9 at 17:14 through Sunday, March 10 at 7:10 (Moon into Taurus)

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