Annoy the Proper Folks
Mars enters Aquarius this week (Feb. 12, 2024, 10:05 pm PST), and stays via March 22. Mars prescribes what to work and battle for, and the way. Whereas it’s in Aquarius, don’t be afraid to be a bit bit surprising or controversial, even when your individual Mars signal has a distinct model. Take your work, which is dominated by Mars, in a brand new path. Converse up about your convictions; it should annoy all the precise folks.
Aquarius is distinctive, uncommon, and opinionated. It’s each the voice of the folks, and in contrast to anyone else. And when Mars is on this signal, freedom, equality, nonconformity, and independence are among the many issues that appear well worth the battle. Take some inspiration from Mars in Aquarius people like poet, playwright, and Civil Rights activist Maya Angelou, the anarchically humorous John Belushi and John Cleese, and author, inventor, and environmental activist Margaret Atwood. Use your distinctive voice, and don’t be afraid to ruffle feathers with a view to get your level throughout.
Plutonium in Your Backpack
A day after coming into Aquarius, Mars makes a conjunction with Pluto (Feb. 13, 2024, 10:06 pm PST) at 0º46’ Aquarius, on the Sabian image, An previous Adobe mission. When Mars comes along with Pluto, the irresistible pressure meets the immovable object. Radical impulses are infected, and the impulse is powerful to impose opinions onto others. Mars in Aquarius walks a tremendous line between combating for one’s beliefs and making an attempt to pressure others to imagine the identical as we do (the missionary zeal evoked by this conjunction’s Sabian image). However as decided Mars pushes in opposition to implacable Pluto and the forces of management and energy, Pluto responds, “Push all you need; it should get you precisely nowhere.”
If what you’re combating for is in tune with the zeitgeist, if the entire world appears to be shouting in unison an analogous message to yours, Pluto will help you progress mountains. Nevertheless it’s essential to deal with this energy mixture fastidiously. It’s like working round with plutonium in your backpack, and efforts that aren’t for the best good of all can backfire.
Mars is such a bodily planet, too, that when it’s together with Pluto, it’s clever to get some train. Not an excessive amount of – when any planet is along with Pluto, there’s an inclination to overdo it. However a very good hike or exercise is simply what Mars wants, to keep away from imploding from the strain of Pluto.
Act at As soon as
The mandate of a First Quarter Moon is to take motion, nonetheless tentatively, towards a aim. This week’s Taurus First Quarter Moon (Feb. 16, 2024, 7:01 am PST), conjoined Uranus, jogs my memory of one thing my husband’s uncle used to say: “No matter you do might be incorrect, act directly!” We are able to’t all the time wait round for the precise time, or for a predictable final result, earlier than we act. Actually, taking instinctive motion with out an assured final result is the complete level of a First Quarter Moon.
By the top of this week, 5 planets might be in Aquarius, demanding change and providing new prospects. However the First Quarter Moon in Taurus symbolizes the inertia and love of consolation that should be overcome with a view to make the most of these alternatives. The Moon’s Sabian image, A girl pursued by mature romance, could possibly be a girl of later years, fortunately alone and having fun with her independence, who finds herself pursued by a suitor. It sounds beautiful, this opportunity for love and companionship – however to grab the chance means risking her consolation and contentment.
This feisty, unpredictable, Uranian-flavored First Quarter Moon is a turning level within the Lunar Section Household cycle that started with the Might 19, 2023 New Moon (28°25’ Taurus), on the Sabian Image Two cobblers working at a desk. Look to the Nov. 15, 2024 Full Moon and the Aug. 15, 2025 Final Quarter Moon for the ultimate crucial installments on this story of companionship and collaboration.
Venus symbolizes what’s cherished and pleasurable; whereas it’s in Aquarius (Feb. 16, 2024, 8:05 am PST via March 11), that record contains expensive pals who keep the right mix of closeness and distance. It additionally favors devices and digital gizmos, quirky artwork, and the form of music that wakes you up and will by no means be merely “background music.”
As Venus circles the zodiac, she familiarizes us with pleasure in all its kinds. What does she need for us, whereas visiting Aquarius? She desires folks and issues and experiences that crackle with pleasure and electrical energy, that get up and make us concentrate, that really feel new. You don’t should throw away what’s treasured, tried, and true; however for the subsequent few weeks, you may want a bit further respiratory room to discover new connections, and produce pleasure and novelty to present ones.
A New Story
There’s a narrative we inform about ourselves, ranging from our earliest experiences and encompassing all of the milestones as much as the current day. The experiences we select to focus on in that story – and most significantly, the best way we body ourselves as hero, sufferer, victor, or loser – are as much as us. As Mercury, the storyteller, squares Uranus (Feb. 16, 2024, 7:52 pm PST), it’s time to vary that story.
Mercury and Uranus are on the identical levels of final week’s Solar-Uranus sq. (on Feb. 8), in order that’s the story they’re telling. It’s the story of how completely different we’ve develop into, not solely from different folks however from the individual we have been a decade in the past, final week, or yesterday.
There’s a second firstly of a brand new romance whenever you’re so besotted with the item of your want which you could’t consider the rest, can’t eat, can’t sleep. Need nothing greater than to crawl into their embrace and simply keep there, luxuriating of their perfume and nearness. It’s each ecstatic and overwhelming. This degree of depth doesn’t final ceaselessly, however it’s the virtually narcotic infatuation that binds us along with one other and seals our connection.
That is one instance of the symbolism of Venus conjoined with Pluto (Feb. 17, 2024, 00:48 am PST). Even in coolish Aquarius, it is a passionate side of potential conception – not actually, mandatory, however maybe the conception of a relationship or a inventive venture. Except the planets concerned are connecting strongly with one thing in your individual chart (they arrive collectively at 0º51’ Aquarius), the main focus of want could not final lengthy. But when stronger influences are additionally current – if the time is best for you to present every part it’s a must to an individual or an concept – that is the second, the planetary side, that may seal you collectively via no matter comes subsequent.
Relaxation, Heal, Purify
Because the Solar modifications signal every month, the highlight shifts to a brand new space of life. This week, the Solar enters Pisces (Feb. 18, 2024, 8:13 pm PST), the final signal of the zodiacal wheel. The ice of Aquarius is melting, leaving Pisces to splash round within the waters of the thaw. We’re on our strategy to one thing new – however for now, it would simply really feel as if every part we have been positive about has been washed away.
In Pisces, we stay between the ice of Aquarius and the fireplace of Aries. The Solar’s Pisces season is a bit just like the Moon’s waning crescent, or “balsamic” lunar part, however for the Solar; a time to search out photo voltaic pleasure via relaxation, therapeutic, and purification. It’s the month of letting go, embracing the religion that sustains us in unsure circumstances, and getting ready ourselves to cost into the energetic new season.
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