AstroWatch

Posted on April 19, 2012
Posted by Jim Schultz

Jim Schultz

Jim Schultz

*Any times indicated are for the Pacific Time Zone.

*Refer to “AstroCast” by Kimberly Maxwell for more detailed information as these events unfold.

*Remember, these are just transits and they too, like a kidney stone, shall pass.

 

02/01/17 –February may seem to get off to a quiet start as there are no major exact aspects today but tomorrow should change that.

 

02/02/17 – 2:30 am – Moon conjunct Uranus

This is the first of five exact aspects and a Moon void-of-course for today.  Expect the unexpected.  Don’t be surprised if your emotions or those of others are “all over the place” today.  Step back, take a deep breath and keep the tissue handy.  Note any “a-ha” moments, insights, feelings or dreams.  Even nothing is not meaningless.

Following this the Moon will square Mercury and then oppose Jupiter for the second and third exact aspects of the day.  Avoid exaggerations or being overly optimistic.  Expect that things will probably not go as you expect and you are less likely to be disappointed.

 

02/02/17 – 7:16 am – Mercury square Jupiter

This is the fourth exact aspect of the day.  Jupiter at 23 Libra 07 is essentially stationary at this time.  The good news is that Jupiter is stationing next to the fixed star Spica.  The interpretation for Spica is “The potential for brilliance.”  Mercury represents the mind and communication.  Jupiter represents expansion and good luck when direct.  The square represents potential stress, challenges and the need to expend additional effort to achieve the reward.  With Jupiter getting ready to change direction there is the potential for contraction rather than expansion which could include a “contraction of good fortune.”  One approach to prepare for this potential is to allow yourself extra time to complete tasks and to avoid making any large purchases or committing to any long-term financial obligations.  Jupiter will station retrograde on February 5 so keep reading.

 

02/02/17 – 8:50 am – Moon trine Saturn

This is the fifth and final exact aspect of the day.  The generally easy flowing energy of this aspect should make it easier to follow the rules and put in the necessary effort to continue moving forward.  Following this the Moon goes void-of-course for almost nine hours.  It’s Thursday morning and probably best to focus on existing projects and tasks today rather than starting something new.

 

02/02/17 – 5:50 pm – Moon enters Taurus

As evening approaches, the Moon void-of-course ends.  The Moon is considered exalted in Taurus; it’s like Her second home.  This evening could be a good time to relax and consider new possibilities.  Perhaps some re-decorating or thinking outside of the box.

 

02/03/17 – 7:52 am – Venus enters Aries

The Venus void-of-course is now over.  Venus in Aries can be a bit overly aggressive when it comes to getting what She wants.  With Jupiter going retrograde in two days it is important that you stick to your budget and proceed with caution when exploring any new relationships.  This is the time to be more practical and take your time rather than rushing into something.

 

02/03/17 – 8:19 pm – Moon square Sun

This is the first quarter waxing crisis of action square.  When confronted with choices, choose wisely.  “First do no harm.” is always a good mantra, even more so now.  Remember, sometimes the best action may be to decide not to act.

 

02/04/17 – 2:42 pm – Moon trine Mercury

While it may feel easier to express your emotions at this time, it is also more important to consider your words extra carefully.  Sometimes it is better to keep your feelings to yourself.

Following this both the Moon and Mercury go void-of-course.  The Moon will be void-of-course for six hours while Mercury will be for 59 hours.  It is Saturday afternoon.  Avoid starting anything new.  This can be a good time for reflection and re-visiting unresolved issues.  Take the high road and allow others to express themselves first.  Listen attentively and consider the point of view of others.  Seek a common ground that will allow for all parties to gain from any agreements.

 

02/04/17 – 8:44 pm – Moon enters Gemini

The Moon’s void-of-course may be over but Mercury still has over two days to go.  The easiest way to look at a Mercury void-of-course is as if it is Mercury retrograde.  Choose your words carefully.  Be sure you know who you are talking or communicating with.  Re-read texts and emails to be sure there are no typos and that your message is clear.  Double check the addressee so that all messages go to the intended recipient and only the intended recipient.  Be sure you understand the fine print before signing any agreements or contracts.

 

02/05/17 – 10:52 pm – Jupiter goes Retrograde

Jupiter has made it all the way to 23 Libra 08 but will now begin to backtrack to 13 Libra 13.  This retrograde will last 18 weeks.  Expect things to take longer than usual so plan accordingly.  If you have been counting on a “windfall” prepare and adjust for it to arrive late and be less than expected.  With Jupiter connected to Spica at this time (the potential for brilliance) opportunities may resurface in the weeks ahead or may need to be re-negotiated.  Plan your work and work your plan.  Build in extra time for any unforeseen delays and be alert for any “hidden” costs.

 

02/06/17 – 2:53 pm – Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following an opposition to Saturn the Moon goes void-of-course for just over eight hours.  It’s Monday afternoon and this can be a good time to reflect on what you have accomplished today and any new tasks that you started.  Focus on them and if possible, set aside any other new tasks or projects for tomorrow.

 

02/06/17 – 11:03 pm – Moon enters Cancer

As the Moon makes Her monthly return to Her home sign one’s feelings may begin to focus on family and what one can do for them.  The natural tendency of the Moon in Cancer is to protect and care for those we care most about.  The Moon is moving fast now so put this limited time to good use.  Connect with family and friends if only to let them know that you care and are there for them when and if they need you.

 

02/07/17 – 1:36 am – Mercury enters Aquarius

The Mercury void-of-course is over.  With Mercury in fixed air Aquarius one may find their mental focus and ability to solve problems enhanced.  Focus can be good; but obsessing about someone or something not so much.

 

02/08/17 – 2:00 pm – Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a third quarter waning crisis of consciousness square to retrograde Jupiter, the Moon goes void-of-course for almost twelve hours.  It’s Wednesday afternoon and probably best to direct your efforts to ongoing projects or any unfinished tasks.  Set aside new items until tomorrow after the Moon has entered Leo.

 

02/09/17 – 1:41 am – Moon enters Leo

The void-of-course is over.  You should be good to go to tackle any new projects.  Just remember that with Jupiter retrograde you should build in extra time to allow for possible delays.

 

02/09/17 – 1:15 pm – Sun sextile Uranus

With the Sun in fixed air Aquarius you may find yourself with an idea you just can’t let go of or a problem you must solve.  This compelling fixation may be represented by the sextile but with unpredictable Uranus in Aries, sudden insight into a solution and the energy to do it are also available to you.  Allow yourself to step outside of the box and “see” the solution.

 

02/10/17 – 1:18 pm – Mercury sextile Venus

It’s Friday afternoon and this is the first of five exact aspects and a void-of-course today.  The only major aspects Mercury and Venus can make to each other are the conjunction and the sextile.  This can be an opportune time to focus on those you love or what you most desire in life.  Set your goals.  Make a plan, a timeline of steps to take to achieve your goals.  The other aspects today may be just what you need to get started, but they all involve the Moon so keep some tissue handy; for others if not yourself.

Following this the Moon will trine Uranus.  This is the waxing or opening trine; a time for things to grow into fruition.  Don’t be afraid to be original or to talk with others about what it is you desire or love.  Embrace your uniqueness and utilize those skills to your advantage.

 

02/10/17 – 4:33 pm – Full Moon Lunar Eclipse

This is the first of four eclipses for 2017.  It’s Friday afternoon but the Moon may still appear to have distinct shading as She rises in the east about one hour later.  This full Moon is at 22 Leo 28.  Which house does this fall in, in your natal chart?  The Sabian symbol for this degree is “A bareback rider in a circus thrills excited crowds.”  A full Moon represents the time of fruition, when the seed planted at the new Moon should be ready to harvest and be put to use.  This could be a sign for you to go for it.  If you have “prepared” for it and “trained” for it, then now may be your time.  Just remember, “First, do no harm.”

Following this the Moon will sextile retrograde Jupiter which may mean that things may not develop as quickly as you want; but be patient, it will come in due time.

 

02/10/17 – 9:52 pm – Moon trine Saturn

This is the last exact aspect of the day.  It’s Friday evening and only honesty will do.  If you have followed the rules and put in the effort, the reward should ultimately be yours.  Just don’t expect it to be instantaneous.  Patience is a virtue, especially during this time.

Following this the Moon goes void-of-course for eight hours.  Set aside any new ideas, tasks or projects until tomorrow after the Moon enters Virgo.

 

02/11/17 – 5:52 am – Moon enters Virgo

It’s Saturday morning and the void-of-course is over.  Got a new idea or plan you want to try?  Go ahead and get started on it; allow some extra time and it should work out all right.

 

02/11/17 – 7:25 am – Sun trine retrograde Jupiter

If you didn’t expect a delay you may find yourself disappointed or frustrated.  Don’t be too hard on yourself or others.  Some things can’t be predicted and must be allowed to develop or come in their own time.  Review and adjust.  If it is to be, it will be all in due time.  With the Moon in practical analytical Virgo you have the rest of today and all day tomorrow to reflect and ponder whatever great mystery or challenge catches your fancy.

 

02/06/17 – 2:53 pm – Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following an opposition to Saturn the Moon goes void-of-course for just over eight hours.  It’s Monday afternoon and this can be a good time to reflect on what you have accomplished today and any new tasks that you started.  Focus on them and if possible, set aside any other new tasks or projects for tomorrow.

 

02/06/17 – 11:03 pm – Moon enters Cancer

As the Moon makes Her monthly return to Her home sign one’s feelings may begin to focus on family and what one can do for them.  The natural tendency of the Moon in Cancer is to protect and care for those we care most about.  The Moon is moving fast now so put this limited time to good use.  Connect with family and friends if only to let them know that you care and are there for them when and if they need you.

 

02/07/17 – 1:36 am – Mercury enters Aquarius

The Mercury void-of-course is over.  With Mercury in fixed air Aquarius one may find their mental focus and ability to solve problems enhanced.  Focus can be good; but obsessing about someone or something not so much.

 

02/08/17 – 2:00 pm – Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a third quarter waning crisis of consciousness square to retrograde Jupiter, the Moon goes void-of-course for almost twelve hours.  It’s Wednesday afternoon and probably best to direct your efforts to ongoing projects or any unfinished tasks.  Set aside new items until tomorrow after the Moon has entered Leo.

 

02/09/17 – 1:41 am – Moon enters Leo

The void-of-course is over.  You should be good to go to tackle any new projects.  Just remember that with Jupiter retrograde you should build in extra time to allow for possible delays.

 

02/09/17 – 1:15 pm – Sun sextile Uranus

With the Sun in fixed air Aquarius you may find yourself with an idea you just can’t let go of or a problem you must solve.  This compelling fixation may be represented by the sextile but with unpredictable Uranus in Aries, sudden insight into a solution and the energy to do it are also available to you.  Allow yourself to step outside of the box and “see” the solution.

 

02/10/17 – 1:18 pm – Mercury sextile Venus

It’s Friday afternoon and this is the first of five exact aspects and a void-of-course today.  The only major aspects Mercury and Venus can make to each other are the conjunction and the sextile.  This can be an opportune time to focus on those you love or what you most desire in life.  Set your goals.  Make a plan, a timeline of steps to take to achieve your goals.  The other aspects today may be just what you need to get started, but they all involve the Moon so keep some tissue handy; for others if not yourself.

Following this the Moon will trine Uranus.  This is the waxing or opening trine; a time for things to grow into fruition.  Don’t be afraid to be original or to talk with others about what it is you desire or love.  Embrace your uniqueness and utilize those skills to your advantage.

 

02/10/17 – 4:33 pm – Full Moon Lunar Eclipse

This is the first of four eclipses for 2017.  It’s Friday afternoon but the Moon may still appear to have distinct shading as She rises in the east about one hour later.  This full Moon is at 22 Leo 28.  Which house does this fall in, in your natal chart?  The Sabian symbol for this degree is “A bareback rider in a circus thrills excited crowds.”  A full Moon represents the time of fruition, when the seed planted at the new Moon should be ready to harvest and be put to use.  This could be a sign for you to go for it.  If you have “prepared” for it and “trained” for it, then now may be your time.  Just remember, “First, do no harm.”

Following this the Moon will sextile retrograde Jupiter which may mean that things may not develop as quickly as you want; but be patient, it will come in due time.

 

02/10/17 – 9:52 pm – Moon trine Saturn

This is the last exact aspect of the day.  It’s Friday evening and only honesty will do.  If you have followed the rules and put in the effort, the reward should ultimately be yours.  Just don’t expect it to be instantaneous.  Patience is a virtue, especially during this time.

Following this the Moon goes void-of-course for eight hours.  Set aside any new ideas, tasks or projects until tomorrow after the Moon enters Virgo.

 

02/11/17 – 5:52 am – Moon enters Virgo

It’s Saturday morning and the void-of-course is over.  Got a new idea or plan you want to try?  Go ahead and get started on it; allow some extra time and it should work out all right.

 

02/11/17 – 7:25 am – Sun trine retrograde Jupiter

If you didn’t expect a delay you may find yourself disappointed or frustrated.  Don’t be too hard on yourself or others.  Some things can’t be predicted and must be allowed to develop or come in their own time.  Review and adjust.  If it is to be, it will be all in due time.  With the Moon in practical analytical Virgo you have the rest of today and all day tomorrow to reflect and ponder whatever great mystery or challenge catches your fancy.

 

02/13/17 – 4:36 am – Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a third quarter waning crisis of consciousness square to truth seeker Saturn, the Moon goes void-of-course for just over eight hours.  It’s Monday morning so it may be best to start your day by focusing on those projects or tasks that have already been started.  If you can, set aside any new items until after the Moon enters Libra.

 

02/13/17 – 12:43 pm – Moon enters Libra

The void-of-course is over.  You should be good to go on any new projects.  Remember, Jupiter is retrograde so build in some extra time to allow for unanticipated delays.  See the “big picture” but focus on the individual parts, pieces or steps.

 

02/13/17 – 9:58 pm – Sun sextile Saturn

This is the waxing or opening sextile in their annual cycle.  Be real.  Avoid exaggeration and risks.  Truth and honesty are what’s needed at this time.  Know your limits.

 

02/14/17 – Happy Valentine’s Day!

The Moon makes four exact aspects today starting with an opposition to Venus, then a trine to Mercury an opposition to Mars and finishing up with a square to Pluto.  Emotions may be all over the place today so allow yourself and others to have them.  Be there for your friends and loved ones and they will be there for you.  Do something special for the special people in your life.  Even an email or phone call can be special when the message is real and heartfelt.

 

02/15/17 – 5:54 pm – Moon trine Sun

Following this both the Sun and the Moon go void-of-course.  The Moon will be void-of-course for just under five hours while the Sun will be void-of-course for over 57 hours.  This is a good evening for reflecting on what you have and what you want.  When the Sun is void-of-course it may be best to avoid starting any new “self-help” programs.  Instead, reflect on any that you may have started in the past.  What has worked for you and what hasn’t?  Feel the change as the Sun prepares to move from fixed air Aquarius (think it) into mutable water Pisces (feel it).

 

02/15/17 – 10:41 pm – Moon enters Scorpio

The Moon void-of-course is over.  Tomorrow is Thursday and you should be good to go to start on any new projects or tasks; other than self-improvement ones for yourself.

 

02/16/17 – 10:15 am – Mercury sextile Mars

When Mars and Mercury get together people may feel “justified” and more argumentative in whatever position they take.  Avoid arguments today.  Be an attentive listener and engage your brain before speaking.  A diplomatic exit is preferable to an angry one.  “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.”  Abraham Lincoln.

 

02/17/17 – 11:38 am – Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a sextile to Pluto the Moon goes void-of-course for the next 23 hours.  It’s Friday and this may be a good time to focus on any on-going projects or tasks or to return phone calls or respond to emails.  What can you finish today or at least move on to the next step?

This void-of-course extends into Saturday so don’t plan on starting something new tomorrow morning as it may be best to wait until after the Moon enters Sagittarius.

 

02/18/17 – 3:32 am – Sun enters Pisces

The Sun void-of-course is over.  Can you feel the shift from mental fixed air Aquarius to emotional mutable water Pisces?  Think it.  Feel it.  Believe it.  Achieve it.  Be yourself, everyone else is taken.  If it doesn’t feel right then you probably shouldn’t do it.

 

02/18/17 – 10:52 am – Moon enters Sagittarius

The Moon void-of-course is over now.  You should be good to go if you want to tackle something new.

 

02/18/17 – 11:33 am – Moon square Sun

This is the third quarter waning crisis of consciousness square.  Time for reflection and review.  What’s working for you and what isn’t?  Let go of that which no longer serves you as you prepare for the coming new Moon Solar eclipse on February 26.  This eclipse will be at 8 Pisces.  The Sabian symbol for that degree is “The race begins; a jockey spurs his horse to great speed.”  You have eight days to prepare for that “race.”  Make your plans.  What new “seeds” would you like to “plant” for the next cycles?  Think short term, one month, that is new Moon to new Moon but also think in longer terms from this solar eclipse to the next, August 21 and beyond.  Life is a series of cycles within cycles; short ones inside longer cycles inside even longer cycles.  Consider doing a new Moon ritual to help set your intentions.  Consider including friends, family or perhaps joining someone else’s ritual.  Strangers are just friends you don’t know yet.

Tomorrow should be a relatively easy day as there are no exact aspects that don’t involve the Moon and She is only making three.  A trine to Venus, a square to Neptune and then another trine, this time to Mars.  With the symbols of love involved this can be a good day to show yourself some love and for random acts of kindness to others.

 

02/13/17 – 4:36 am – Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a third quarter waning crisis of consciousness square to truth seeker Saturn, the Moon goes void-of-course for just over eight hours.  It’s Monday morning so it may be best to start your day by focusing on those projects or tasks that have already been started.  If you can, set aside any new items until after the Moon enters Libra.

 

02/13/17 – 12:43 pm – Moon enters Libra

The void-of-course is over.  You should be good to go on any new projects.  Remember, Jupiter is retrograde so build in some extra time to allow for unanticipated delays.  See the “big picture” but focus on the individual parts, pieces or steps.

 

02/13/17 – 9:58 pm – Sun sextile Saturn

This is the waxing or opening sextile in their annual cycle.  Be real.  Avoid exaggeration and risks.  Truth and honesty are what’s needed at this time.  Know your limits.

 

02/14/17 – Happy Valentine’s Day!

The Moon makes four exact aspects today starting with an opposition to Venus, then a trine to Mercury an opposition to Mars and finishing up with a square to Pluto.  Emotions may be all over the place today so allow yourself and others to have them.  Be there for your friends and loved ones and they will be there for you.  Do something special for the special people in your life.  Even an email or phone call can be special when the message is real and heartfelt.

 

02/15/17 – 5:54 pm – Moon trine Sun

Following this both the Sun and the Moon go void-of-course.  The Moon will be void-of-course for just under five hours while the Sun will be void-of-course for over 57 hours.  This is a good evening for reflecting on what you have and what you want.  When the Sun is void-of-course it may be best to avoid starting any new “self-help” programs.  Instead, reflect on any that you may have started in the past.  What has worked for you and what hasn’t?  Feel the change as the Sun prepares to move from fixed air Aquarius (think it) into mutable water Pisces (feel it).

 

02/15/17 – 10:41 pm – Moon enters Scorpio

The Moon void-of-course is over.  Tomorrow is Thursday and you should be good to go to start on any new projects or tasks; other than self-improvement ones for yourself.

 

02/16/17 – 10:15 am – Mercury sextile Mars

When Mars and Mercury get together people may feel “justified” and more argumentative in whatever position they take.  Avoid arguments today.  Be an attentive listener and engage your brain before speaking.  A diplomatic exit is preferable to an angry one.  “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.”  Abraham Lincoln.

 

02/17/17 – 11:38 am – Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a sextile to Pluto the Moon goes void-of-course for the next 23 hours.  It’s Friday and this may be a good time to focus on any on-going projects or tasks or to return phone calls or respond to emails.  What can you finish today or at least move on to the next step?

This void-of-course extends into Saturday so don’t plan on starting something new tomorrow morning as it may be best to wait until after the Moon enters Sagittarius.

 

02/18/17 – 3:32 am – Sun enters Pisces

The Sun void-of-course is over.  Can you feel the shift from mental fixed air Aquarius to emotional mutable water Pisces?  Think it.  Feel it.  Believe it.  Achieve it.  Be yourself, everyone else is taken.  If it doesn’t feel right then you probably shouldn’t do it.

 

02/18/17 – 10:52 am – Moon enters Sagittarius

The Moon void-of-course is over now.  You should be good to go if you want to tackle something new.

 

02/18/17 – 11:33 am – Moon square Sun

This is the third quarter waning crisis of consciousness square.  Time for reflection and review.  What’s working for you and what isn’t?  Let go of that which no longer serves you as you prepare for the coming new Moon Solar eclipse on February 26.  This eclipse will be at 8 Pisces.  The Sabian symbol for that degree is “The race begins; a jockey spurs his horse to great speed.”  You have eight days to prepare for that “race.”  Make your plans.  What new “seeds” would you like to “plant” for the next cycles?  Think short term, one month, that is new Moon to new Moon but also think in longer terms from this solar eclipse to the next, August 21 and beyond.  Life is a series of cycles within cycles; short ones inside longer cycles inside even longer cycles.  Consider doing a new Moon ritual to help set your intentions.  Consider including friends, family or perhaps joining someone else’s ritual.  Strangers are just friends you don’t know yet.

Tomorrow should be a relatively easy day as there are no exact aspects that don’t involve the Moon and She is only making three.  A trine to Venus, a square to Neptune and then another trine, this time to Mars.  With the symbols of love involved this can be a good day to show yourself some love and for random acts of kindness to others.

 

02/20/17 – 4:31 am – Moon sextile Mercury

This is the first of five exact aspects and a Moon void-of-course today.  You’ve survived these before; you can get through this one too.  What was your first thought when you woke up?  Was it about someone or something?  Write it down.  It may not seem unusual or important at this time, but that may change.

Following this the Moon will trine Uranus and then sextile retrograde Jupiter for the second and third exact aspects of the day.  As the day progresses does that first thought gain new significance?  Reflect!  Focus!  Trust your intuition.

 

02/20/17 – 3:37 pm – Moon conjunct Saturn

This is the fourth exact aspect of the day.  Following this reality check, the Moon goes void-of-course for over seven hours.  It’s Monday afternoon so you might want to use this time to review your day.  Was there a call you forgot to make or return?  Was there an email you forgot to send or answer?  Set anything new aside until tomorrow if you can and deal with things “in progress.”

 

02/20/17 – 8:01 pm – Mercury sextile Uranus

This is the fifth and final exact aspect of the day.  Sextiles are generally easy flowing aspects; however, sometimes we can become “trapped” in our own thoughts.  Allow your mind some time to “free float.”  Let it go where ever it wants.  This aspect can support sudden insights and even “big” breakthroughs.  Just be careful what you say, how you say it and who you say it too.

 

02/20/17 – 11:08 pm – Moon enters Capricorn

The void-of-course is over.  Tomorrow should be a good day to tackle any new issues or tasks.  Build in some extra time for any new longer term projects and don’t forget to focus on the details.

02/21/17 – 10:27 am – Mercury trine retrograde Jupiter

This can be a challenging time as one may want to express themselves in a way that may appear to others to be “over the top” or an exaggeration.  If you stick to the facts, you should be OK, just make sure they are the true facts and not “alternate” facts created to support an otherwise unsupportable position.

 

02/22/17 – 12:59 am – Mars square Pluto

This is the first of five exact aspects today.  The remaining four all involve the Moon which could make this a more emotional than usual kind of day.  When Mars God of War squares off with Pluto Lord of the Underworld all “Hell” could break loose.  Be alert so you don’t get caught in the “crosshairs.”  This aspect may make one’s “fight or flight” sense hyper-alert.  Pay attention to others and do your best to avoid confrontations.  Don’t let yourself get drawn into someone else’s fight.

Following this aspect the Moon will conjunct Pluto and then square Mars amping up the emotional level of any confrontation or disagreement.  That takes care of the second and third exact aspects.  For the fourth exact aspect the Moon will square unpredictable Uranus so anything could happen.  Don’t let yourself get caught off-guard because you were focused on something coming out of “left-field.”  Be aware of all of your surroundings and of others.

 

02/22/17 – 7:24 pm – Moon square retrograde Jupiter.

This is the fifth and final exact aspect of the day.  Pay attention to the details.  Following this the Moon will go void-of-course for almost fourteen hours.  Take the evening off or spend your time dealing with unfinished business.  Start your day tomorrow with more of the same.  You should be good to tackle any new business after the Moon enters Aquarius.

 

02/23/17 – 9:17 am – Moon enters Aquarius

The void-of-course is over.  Take a deep breath and exhale slowly.  Allow yourself to relax before you tackle any new business.  Nothing new to deal with, then just keep on keeping on.  Maybe you can finish something from your “unfinished business” pile.

 

02/23/17 – 1:45 pm – Mercury goes Void-of-Course

Following a sextile to “truth seeking” Saturn Mercury goes void-of-course for over two days.  If there is something that has been puzzling you or that you have been concerned about, use this void-of-course time to dig deeper.  Verify the facts.  The truth is the truth whether we like it or agree with it or not.

When Mercury is void-of-course it may behave a bit like being retrograde so mind what you say.  Choose your words carefully.  Always engage your brain and your heart before you engage your mouth.  Your words, spoken or written can have a long-lasting effect.

 

02/25/17 – 1:53 am – Moon sextile Uranus

Another active day.  This is the first of four exact aspects, a sign change and a void-of-course today.  It is Saturday if that is any consolation.  Have you been obsessing about something or someone?  How does that feel to you?  Does it feel right or does it seem to leave you feeling emotionally drained?  If it’s draining you then chances are it’s not good for you.  Record your first thought on waking.  Note any dreams, insights, fears, colors or whatever came to you in the night.

Following this the Moon will trine retrograde Jupiter for the second exact aspect of the day.  When retrograde, Jupiter’s energy can be about contraction rather than expansion.  Use it to help you focus.  Go to your “quiet place” and allow your mind to go back to those insights, dreams, thoughts or feelings from the night.  What details can you add to your first recollections?

 

02/25/17 – 10:11 am – Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a sextile to Saturn the Moon goes void-of-course for just over six hours.  This can be a good time for a reality “check-in” or “check-up.”  Is there something that you thought was “real” that you now realize wasn’t?  How different is the “truth” from that “reality?”  What about your dreams?

 

02/25/17 – 3:08 pm – Mercury enters Pisces

The Mercury void-of-course is over.  With Mercury in Pisces one may find themselves daydreaming more or thinking more about spiritual or religious questions or issues.  This can be a good time to discuss belief systems with others or to reflect on your own beliefs.  Keep an open mind.  If we make our own reality then theirs may be just as “real;” at least to them, as yours is to you.

 

02/25/17 – 4:24 pm – Moon enters Pisces

The Moon void-of-course is over.  It’s Saturday afternoon.  You could start something new now or you could just allow your mind to free flow and see what the Universe has to offer.

 

02/25/17 – 4:36 pm – Moon conjunct Mercury

This is the last exact aspect and astronomical event of the day.  This could be a good time to escape to a movie or have a relaxing time with family or friends.  If you feel the need for some alone time; take it, curl up in your favorite chair or go exploring, take a walk and observe.  What is the meaning of life, at least for you?  New thoughts and new feelings could easily flow in and just as easily flow out so you best pay attention.

 

02/26/17 – 6:58 am – New Moon Solar Eclipse

It’s Sunday morning.  No need to get up early to see this eclipse unless you are in southern South America, Antarctica, southern Africa, the southern Pacific or southern Atlantic Oceans as it won’t be visible from the northern hemisphere or even the northern portion of the southern hemisphere.

This new Moon Solar eclipse will be at 8 Pisces 12.  Those with sensitive points, planets or angles around 5-11 of Pisces or any of the other mutable signs, Gemini, Virgo or Sagittarius are the most likely to feel any affects from this eclipse.  What might those effects be?  The Sabian Symbol for this degree is “The race begins; intent on outdistancing his rivals, a jockey spurs his horse to great speed.”  You may feel as if time is of the essence.  Remember though, the race does not always go to the swiftest, (the tortoise and the hare) but rather to the one who finishes first or “hits their target.”  Focus on your goal and don’t allow others to distract you.  If you see yourself getting off track, then get back on and push on.  Don’t “try,” DO!  The word “try” has “fail” built in.  “I will try to …”  That “allows” one to then say if they don’t get it done, “I tried, but I wasn’t able to … because …”  It is better to not agree to do something you don’t want to do than to say you will “try” and not do it.

 

02/26/17 – 12:56 pm – Moon occults Neptune

We’ve been here before.  As the Moon moves between Neptune and the Earth, is She blocking something or like a lens, focusing and magnifying something?  This is the Pay attention to any daydreams, insights or “a-ha” moments.  Catch those sudden glimpses of clarity and hold on to them, even if you can’t “use” it at the moment.

 

02/26/17 – 4:17 pm – Mars conjunct Uranus

This conjunction occurs in Mars’ home turf of Aries.  One expression for Aries is “I want what I want and I want it NOW!”  Be aware of your impulses and; if necessary, force yourself to stop and take a moment to consider, is this really something I should do now?  Is this something I really need/want?  Can I afford the time/money for this?  Others; you know, the ones who cause accidents, may be out in force at this time so be extra cautious and alert.  You don’t want to be “the one” they get in an accident with.

Then again, when opportunity knocks, you need to answer the door and this just may be that time.  Carpe Diem, seize the day may be just the ticket; the challenge may be to know whether to seize it or let it go by.  Is it really opportunity knocking or something more foreboding?  Trust your intuition.

 

02/27/17 – 6:24 am – Mars opposite retrograde Jupiter

With Jupiter retrograde this may be telling you it’s time to keep your cards close to your chest and not give away your hand.  There is such a thing as too much of a good thing.  Avoid over-indulging, over spending or just “over” anything.  It’s Monday morning and you may actually find it easier to pace yourself today.  Plan your work and then work your plan, you should find that you can accomplish more that way.

 

02/27/17 – 3:08 pm – Moon goes Void-of-Course

It’s Monday afternoon and this void-of-course will last almost six hours.  This is a good time to review what you have done today and pick up anything that you’ve started but didn’t get finished.  Return a phone call or email.  Check your list.  Prioritize it.  Make plans for tomorrow.

 

02/27/17 – 8:52 pm – Moon enters Aries

The void-of-course is over.  With the Moon in action oriented Aries you may want to remind yourself that patience is a virtue, one that you may need to practice more over the next 2-3 days, at least until the Moon enters Taurus.  Intuition is good; impulse, maybe not so much.  Avoid impulse buying.

 

02/28/17 – 6:55 pm – Moon conjunct Venus

This is the last exact aspect of February.  Perhaps it is fitting that the two ladies of the zodiac have their monthly get together on the last day of the month.  They have much to talk about for March.  As Venus is preparing to go retrograde and retrace Her steps, does She have any messages for the Moon?  Perhaps She is asking the Moon to carry some words of love, longing or the need for patience to Her paramour’ Mars?  The Venus Mars conjunction that many may have been looking forward to isn’t happening now.  Don’t fret, the lovers will meet, but not until October.

 

Looking ahead March, as they used to say “Comes in like a lion” but will she go out like a lamb?  March starts with six exact aspects and a Moon void-of-course on the 1st and follows it up with the second of three exact Jupiter Uranus oppositions.  This will be followed up by Venus stationing retrograde and then on the 5th we have seven exact aspects.  If that’s not enough to look forward to, March also has a day with eight exact aspects and a couple more days with five exact aspects to look forward to.  All in all, an interesting time ahead.

 


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Jim Schultz

Jim has been a professional astrologer and Oraclist for over 15 years. As a child his favorite books were the encyclopedia and the Almanac. He continues to be intrigued by the Universe around us; always searching for answers and new questions. Should you ask, he will tell you there is no such thing as "TMI."

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7 responses to “AstroWatch”

  1. doratoz@aol.com' Donna says:

    Oh boy! I am not an astrology student, however, I do enjoy reading your article every week. I have picked up the tiniest sliver of what is being discussed and from what I am able to glean, July sounds like it has the potential to be rather challenging. As a Taurus, I was happy to have read about the Mercury retrograde before it happens! I will be carefully watching my “p’s & q’s ” throughout the month and refer back to the entirety of the article – changes are a-comin’ for sure.
    Thanks for your work!

  2. apopichak@rcn.com' andy says:

    “01/18/13 – 12:56 am – Mercury conjunct Sun 28 Aquarius 26”
    Sun still in Capricorn

  3. dane_sullivan@verizon.net' Dane Sullivan says:

    Probably just an editorial slip, but believe the May 9 eclipse doesn’t happen until 5:55 at 19 Taurus 33. Enjoy your observations!

  4. Jim Schultz says:

    Hi Dane, thank you for your comment. Not sure what your source for the eclipse time is. I use Solar Fire 8 for the dates and times I post. The time is based on the exact conjunction of the Sun and Moon which is 5:28 pm PDT. The NASA eclipse site shows a time of 5:26 pm PDT.

  5. dane_sullivan@verizon.net' Dane Sullivan says:

    Hey Jim,
    Source: Astronomical Phenomena For the Year 2013, prepared by US Naval Observatory and Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac which defines lunar eclipse time as Moon reaching centermost point of its journey thorough the shadow cast by the earth, and solar eclipses timed for maximum obscuration — typically different from time of simple conjunction. However, I note the Rosicrucian Ephemeris, citing JPL and the US Naval Observatory call it at 5:21. I’m betting there’s yet another computation out there.

  6. iolevirgo@gmail.com' Iolé says:

    What a time to be born for the new prince-princess in England!
    Leo sun, Cancer planets: care for the family = the Kingdom, Aquarius Moon- we need open minds in the future!

  7. James Schultz says:

    Here are the basic astrological details of His Royal Highness, Prince of Cambridge. Weight 8 lbs. 6 oz., according to news reports, the heaviest future King by birth weight in 100 years of more. Correct birth time is July 22, 2013, 4:24 pm, London, England.

    A true “cusper” with Sun 29 Cancer 58. Moon 28 Capricorn 17, which means that HRH was born less than 3 hours before the full Moon at 0 Aquarius. Birth ascendant is 27 Scorpio 10 and his birth M/C is 20 Virgo 36. He was born with 7 of the 10 primary points in Cardinal signs and 6 of them in water signs. He has a Grand Water Trine of Mars 6 Cancer and Jupiter 5 Cancer trining Saturn 5 Scorpio and trining Neptune 5 Pisces. He also has a Cardinal T-square with Mercury 13 Cancer opposing Pluto 9 Capricorn and both squaring Uranus 12 Aries. He has none of the 10 primary points in an Air sign and 3 of them are retrograde. 3 retrogrades is the second most common number, 2 being the most common. Born with Mars out-of-bounds north might he be a rather precocious child, to say the least.

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