In the Stars February 2-9, 2020…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon

The Saturn/Pluto conjunction is behind us, but we are left with the unfolding of the events it dropped upon us:  tension with Iran after the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general, an attack on a U.S. air base in Iraq, the breakout of the Coronavirus, the completion of Brexit, the impeachment in the House/acquittal in the Senate of the president, and ups and downs of the stock market. The Sun marches on through Aquarius, bringing a focus on invention, brilliant ideas, friendship, and humanitarian concerns. Mercury goes retrograde on February 16 for a three-week backward spin, so now is the time to make travel arrangements, sign contracts, and complete projects that require communication and getting things in print. The Moon culminates in a Full Moon in Leo/Aquarius on Saturday night/Sunday morning, depending on your time zone. There are long void Moon periods on Friday and Sunday, so plan accordingly.

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Sunday is a beautiful, sensual day with the Moon exalted in Taurus, and making numerous benefic aspects. Use this productive day to get a lot accomplished and to prepare well for the week ahead, even though you may take time out to enjoy the Super Bowl.

Monday the Moon moves into curious, conversation-oriented Gemini. Venus in Pisces dances with Saturn and Pluto in a benefic sextile, encouraging us to love our work, and to develop our dreams by planning practical steps forward.  

The Gemini Moon trines the Aquarius Sun on Tuesday, giving an easy, curious, friendly tone to the day. A Moon-Neptune square could bring a blanket of fog, or could lift us to new heights of inspiration and give imaginative ideas. A Moon-Mars opposition could bring heated discussions, or energize our minds. Energies are mixed, and we are able to stretch to far-reaching humanitarian ideas and solutions.

While the Moon is void of course most of Wednesday morning, it moves into home and family-oriented Cancer at 11: 02 a.m., bringing on a more emotionally sensitive day. The Moon and Mercury make benefic sextiles with Uranus, showering us with brilliant ideas. The Moon’s edgy square could make us more sensitive to hurt feelings. This is a day to nurture yourself, and to allow enough space to catch those great ideas that are in the air.

Thursday invites compassion, caring, and nurturing, colored by the Cancer Moon, and encouraged by a Jupiter-Moon opposition. Spread loving kindness. Nurture yourself and others. Cook some nourishing, yummy food and cozy up in the evening at home with family.

Early Friday the Moon makes edgy aspects to Saturn and Pluto. Get out of your comfort zone and get moving. Honor your exercise goals. The Moon is void of course from 7:42 a.m. until 2:44 p.m. PST, so stick to routine tasks during this time. Then the Moon bounces into Leo at 2:44 p.m. PST, announcing a sunny, warm, playful weekend. With Moon-trine-Venus we are ready to dance the night away and enjoy a sweet evening.

Saturday or Sunday, depending on where you live, the Moon is full in Leo at 11:33 p.m. PST Saturday evening, or 7:33 GMT on Sunday. One symbolic theme is individual action (Leo) in the interest of the collective (Aquarius). We strive to level the playing field. On Saturday Juno, the asteroid of the mate, is stationary retrograde, calling us to reflect on the quality of our primary relationships. Get your weekend shopping and errands done on Saturday, as the Moon is void of course all day Sunday. On Sunday Mars goes out of bounds where it will be beyond the Sun’s apparent path until March 2nd. When Mars, or any planet, is out of bounds it behaves more erratically and unpredictably. With Mars out of bounds, tempers may flare more easily, and actions may be triggered more impulsively. Keep this in mind, and refrain from heated entanglements or unexamined actions. Sunday morning the Leo Moon is trine to Mars in Sagittarius. Get your running shoes on and head to the gym or trail. With Moon in Leo, make it a play day with your children, or your inner child. At 3:38 p.m. PST the Moon moves into industrious Virgo. Get yourself organized Sunday evening for the week ahead.

In the light of the efficient Virgo Moon, Monday is a great day to focus on completing loose ends and getting organized. As the Moon makes a benefic trine to Jupiter in the late afternoon, we glow about all we have accomplished, and may want to relax in the sweetness of a Moon-Neptune opposition. We can tap into our needs for love, as Venus is conjunct Chiron.

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The Week in Short:
Sunday: Beautiful, pleasurable day when much can be accomplished.

Monday: Be curious and conversant. Take practical steps toward your goals.

Tuesday: Curious, friendly day for communicating and connecting.

Wednesday: Sensitive day where we seek to give and receive nurturing, and a day to capture great ideas.

Thursday: Express kindness and compassion. Cozy up at home with family.

Friday: Moon VoC 7:44 a.m. – 2:44 p.m., a time to focus on routine tasks or walk in nature. Friday evening ushers in a sunny, playful weekend.

Saturday: Reflect on the state your primary relationships. Get your weekend shopping and errands done.

Sunday: Make it a play day with your children, or your inner child. In the evening, get organized for the week ahead. Moon VoC 8:08 a.m. – 3:38 p.m. PST.

Monday: Get organized and get a lot accomplished, but give yourself a break to dream a little or escape into a movie in the evening.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Pisces (January 13-February 8)
1. Paint a room in your home a fresh, beautiful color.
2. Create an inspiring musical playlist.
3. Write a poem or a song.
4. Give to your favorite charity.
5. Give grace to challenging people and situations.
6. Let your heart sing!
7. Wear lovely clothes and be beautiful.
8. Soak in the beauty of art through a visit to an art gallery.
9. Infuse your life with beautiful, fragrant flowers.
10. Create! Create! Create!

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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:
Monday, February 3: 3:27-3:28 a.m. (Moon into Gemini); Wednesday, February 5: 6:19 a.m. – 11:02 a.m. (Moon into Cancer); Friday, February 7: 7:42 a.m. – 2:44 p.m. (Moon into Leo); Sunday, February 9: 8:08 a.m. – 3:38 p.m. (Moon into Virgo); Tuesday, February 11: 10:26 a.m. – 3:37 p.m. (Moon into Libra); Thursday, February 13: 1:40 p.m. – 4:37 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio); Saturday, February 15: 2:20 p.m. – 8:07 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius); Tuesday, February 17: 1:03 a.m. – 2:37 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn); Thursday, February 20: 6:08 a.m. – 11:42 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius); Friday, February 21 at 8:08 p.m. through Saturday, February 22 at 10:37 p.m. (Moon into Pisces); February 25: 6:11 a.m. – 10:47 a.m. (Moon into Aries); February 27: 7:24 p.m. – 11:29 (Moon into Taurus)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):
Monday, February 3: 11:27-11:28 (Moon into Gemini); Wednesday, February 5: 14:19 – 19:02 (Moon into Cancer); Friday, February 7: 15:42 – 22:44 (Moon into Leo); Sunday, February 9: 16:08 a.m. – 23:38 (Moon into Virgo); Tuesday, February 11: 18:26 – 23:37 (Moon into Libra); Thursday, February 13 at 21:40 through Friday, February 14 at 0:37 (Moon into Scorpio); Saturday, February 15 at 22:20 through Sunday, February 16 at 4:07 (Moon into Sagittarius); Tuesday, February 17: 9:03 – 10:37 (Moon into Capricorn); Thursday, February 20: 14:08  – 19:42 (Moon into Aquarius); Saturday, February 22 at 4:08 through Sunday, February 22 at 6:37 (Moon into Pisces); February 25: 14:11-18:47 (Moon into Aries); February 27 at 15:24 through February 28 at 7:29 (Moon into Taurus)

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