Sunday, February 16. Communication is primary for moving our visions forward. Mercury (retrograde) is forming a harmonious trine with Mars in Libra. In air signs, this transit speeds up thought and action. The tricksterish quality of Mercury at this time may play tricks on our assumptions, however. Is faster always better? The Moon makes favorable contacts with Pluto, Venus, and Saturn. We can take advantage of this energy to have deeper conversations that get to the heart of the matter.
Monday, February 17. The morning may be a little sleepy. A good way to get the day started could be to use the Virgo Moon energy of the morning to integrate body and mind. Perhaps a meditation practice, exercise, or starting a new holistic diet would help you feel more prepared for the week ahead. Notice any tendencies towards self-judgment. What are your strategies for balance?
February 18—Disseminating Moon: Sharing. Take it easy on yourself. Expectations or demands on our attention could be high today. This phase of the Moon invites a practice of gratitude. No matter how much better we could be, right now, each of us is good enough. Share that spacious self-acceptance in a practice of gratitude for what you are learning.
Wednesday, February 19. Mental functions are stimulated this morning (CST). The Moon trines retrograde Mercury and forms a conjunction with Mars. It is up to you to decide whether you want to move forward with your new ideas or just sit with them for a bit longer. Both courses of action have their benefit. Since Mercury is moving retrograde, we just can’t expect to know how these things will turn out. Don’t be surprised if you have to redo something later. If you are OK with that, then go ahead and take action now. Later in the day, we feel emotional resonance. As the Moon and Sun—both in water signs—form a trine to each other; go with your flow.
Thursday, February 20. After a crusty winter, what gifts does water offer you? Take advantage of the Moon in Scorpio making a grand water trine pattern with Neptune and Jupiter through the course of this day to deeply appreciate the delight and mystery of water. I don’t think I need to point out the possibilities. Today, they are hard to ignore.
Friday, February 21. It may be good to check back in with our need for certainty and security today. With the Moon in fixed water contacting Mercury in fixed air and Saturn also in fixed water, we have the opportunity to notice the dynamic tension between intellectual certainty and emotional certainty. Saturn helps us to take responsibility for our impact. This is a day to build more authority through commitment.
February 22—Last Quarter Moon: Evaluating. At the New Moon, I wrote: “The work of this lunar cycle is to make Aquarius vision more effective through connection to our tender hearts of emotion while planting our feet firmly on the ground of sustainability.” In this phase of the Moon, we evaluate the experience of the lunar cycle. Change, compassion, flexibility, and grounded structures were important ingredients. What do you notice about your own experience? The metaphor that resonates for me at this stage of the cycle is the seed of knowledge formed from our intentions and experiences of this cycle. What is your kernel of wisdom concerning vision and change?