Sunday, February 8. This is one of those big feelings days. Venus in Pisces conjoins Chiron, the wounded healer. In Pisces Venus helps us identify with others. Beauty is sourced through merging. Venus opens the door to mystical experiences. Chiron reminds us that this can feel very vulnerable too. There is a chance for healing or at least to better understand suffering. This transit is the background for the Moon forming a triggering t-square pattern with Uranus and Pluto. On the world stage, more disruption and violence could happen. Personally, we may have a hard time maintaining equilibrium. In this week’s introduction I wrote about actively calling our souls back to us. Today is a good day to practice.
Monday, February 9. Take note, trickster energy runs strong this week. This means expect the unexpected, be nimble as you need to make adjustments to the plan, and a sense of humor never hurts. Mercury is slowing down to turn direct on the 11th. Essentially, Mercury is just hanging out at 1 degree Aquarius all week and is making a minor but significant aspect, a quintile, to Uranus all week too. Quintiles represent creative impulses that can’t be ignored. When Mercury and Uranus create, anything can happen: scientific discoveries, visitations by alien life forms, revolutionizing ideas, really, anything. I think it is time to remind my readers about Caroline Casey’s prayer to the Compassionate Trickster: “Oh spirit of Compassionate Trickster, open up the path for each of us to do the greatest good while having the most fun.” While the unexpected happens this week, let’s remind ourselves to have fun too.
Tuesday, February 10. Are you afraid the bottom is about to fall away? At the crossroads, we have the choice to dig in to prevent that from happening, or we can embrace the release. That doesn’t mean it isn’t scary, but the potential is to transform fear into power. Paradox is rampant. The adjustment is between Venus in Pisces and Jupiter in Leo. The extremes of this paradox could look like daring to be vulnerable about your feelings while at the same time proud of your strength and brilliance.
February 11—Last Quarter Moon: Evaluating. Recently I’ve started to think of this phase of the Moon as a tribute to Sophia, the goddess of wisdom. Honor Sophia today. This lunar cycle in Aquarius is even more about wisdom and knowledge than most lunar cycles. Aquarius is seeking enlightenment and believes it is possible. What does enlightenment look like to you? Be ready to have your assumptions about wisdom and enlightenment challenged today. Mercury stations direct. Mercury is the nimblest of gods. Perhaps all the snafus he causes are just to help us attain that level of adaptability too. The lesson about wisdom could resemble this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” Today’s inconsistencies center around the differences between thoughts and emotions. Both want to claim equal authority in our lives.