In the Stars February 3-10, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week: New Moon in Aquarius

How did the dynamic energy of the Mars-Pluto square this past week empower you, or move you out of a rut? Mars is now marching forward toward Uranus in late Aries where it will make an exact conjunction on February 12th. The Mars-Uranus aspect can be reckless, so go slowly and cautiously. Also the Mars-Uranus conjunction is creative and inventive. Put the energies to work on a constructive, innovative project that requires a lot of energy. The week begins with a New Moon in Aquarius tropically on Monday which ushers in the Chinese New Year of the Earth Pig that officially is Tuesday, February 5th. The New Moon in Aquarius invites us to re-set our friendships, our group endeavors, and to be bold and inventive.

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Thankfully, the pressure from Saturday is eased on Sunday when the Moon moves into friendly Aquarius. It is a day for gathering with friends, the perfect backdrop for Superbowl Sunday gatherings. The game is likely to be quite a fight with the Mars-Pluto square still active. A benefic Mercury-Jupiter sextile broadens our thoughts, and makes for upbeat conversations. Venus moves into Capricorn for the next few weeks, amplifying our commitment to hard work and saving money.

Monday, February 4 sports a New Moon in Aquarius at 15:45 degrees. The Sabian symbol associated with this degree is “A big businessman at his desk.” This degree symbolizes the need for organization, and to make sure that you have the space and the tools to successfully do your work. Your desk needs to be in order, and you work space must enable you to have a strong command of your work. If you’ve been pondering how to create a more empowering work environment, this New Moon would be the time to set that in motion. This New Moon Sabian symbol also invites us to think about how happy we are in our career, and how we feel about our career-life balance. Monday’s New Moon encourages us to think about how we can improve our work spaces and our overall work life.

Tuesday, February 5 is the Chinese New Year of the Earth Pig or Boar. The Chinese New Year signals a time in the Chinese Culture for cleaning house, gathering with family and friends, and giving gifts of money in red envelopes. The Chinese New Year is a celebration of life, and an opportunity to raise vibrations to a higher level. The Earth Pig Year is one for personal advancement. This year you should use your free time to make yourself better any way that you can. The year of the Pig is highly conducive to learning new skills. The Pig Year calls us to be kind in our interaction with others. With Mars (in Aries) sextile to the Moon we want to get up and get going with a good workout. Expect something different in your routine (Moon sextile Uranus). The Moon moves into Pisces tropically at 6:02 p.m. PST. Settle in and watch a movie, and then drift into dreamland.

Wednesday could be an easy day. The Moon shines in sweet, compassionate Pisces and makes no exact aspects. Allow your imagination to soar. Take a hot bath, and plan to get to bed early and get a great night’s sleep.

In contrast to Wednesday, Thursday is loaded with aspects and resulting activity. Jueves, Jupiter’s Day (Thursday) is a lucky day (Moon sextile Jupiter). Mercury sextiles Mars, energizing thoughts and conversations. The Moon is void of course from 2:13 p.m. PST all through the evening; suspend expectations for making connections and things requiring decisions after the Moon becomes void.

Friday the Moon bounces into cardinal fire Aries at 6:34 a.m. PST. Lean in and get a lot accomplished. An unsettling Moon-Venus square aspect may make us socially uneasy and discontent on Friday evening. Be conscious about what you say.

Saturday is an active, fiery day full of challenges and blessings. Mars squares the Moon’s nodes in Cancer and Capricorn, bringing out the challenge of balancing work and family life. Mercury sextiles Uranus, symbolizing freedom of thought, and brilliant ideas. We are reminded of our responsibilities and limitations (Moon square Saturn). A brilliant Mercury-Uranus sextile can help us generate new ideas and solutions, and the day ends with a benefic aspect between the Moon and Jupiter, making us feel that anything is possible.

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 led 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 with the Taurus Moon on Monday and Tuesday, Make your home a little more visually pleasing. Freshen 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.

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Sunday: Gather with friends, and open to new thought and broader perspectives.

Monday: New Moon in Aquarius. New beginnings in the sign of freedom. Put your office in good order.

Tuesday: Chinese New Year of the Pig. Get up  and get moving! Expect something different. Clean house, gather with family and friends, and celebrate.

Wednesday: Settle for an easy day, and allow your imagination to soar.

Thursday: Active, lucky day. Moon VoC after 2:13 p.m. PST signaling time to suspend activities requiring connections or decisions.

Friday: You can get a lot accomplished, but may feel discontented. Be careful about what you say so as not to create unnecessary conflict.

Saturday: Active, challenging day, but full of great ideas and solutions.

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.


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 3: 2:53 a.m. – 5:03 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, February 5: 3:59 p.m. – 6:02 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, February 7 at 2:13 p.m. through Friday, February 8 at 6:34 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

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)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Sunday, February 3: 10:53 – 13:03 (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, February 5 at 23:59 through Wednesday, February 6 at 2:02 (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, February 7 at 22:13 through Friday, February 8 at 14:34 (Moon into Aries)

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)

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