This weekend we come off of the strange, surreal eclipse vibes and into some even stronger and stranger Neptunian energy with Mars, the planet of action and will squaring the mystical and transcendent Neptune in Pisces. This aspect may bring hidden enemies who are working against our cause, or provoke us to act impulsively, motivated by the passions of others, rather than our own sense of excitement. The foggy Neptunian energy is further enhanced by both Mercury and the Sun moving into Pisces, adding to the tendency toward fantasy, escapism, and, of course, confusion.
Friday (2/16): No major planetary aspects. The Moon will be transiting the magical, mystical sign of Pisces, making conjunctions to both Venus and Neptune throughout the day. Relationships, romance, fantasy and illusion will be highlighted on this dreamy, ethereal day. The Moon coming into conjunction with Neptune and square with Mars later tonight, highlighting tomorrow’s exact square between Mars and Neptune. This aspect weakens our willpower and causes a good deal of confusion over the right actions to take. In general, it’s best to wait until after this weekend to initiate new plans, especially for those with a lot of energy in the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces).
Saturday (2/17): Today Mars in the willful and adventurous sign of Sagittarius comes into a powerful and challenging square with Neptune in it’s home sign of Pisces. With the watery energy of Neptune putting a damper on fiery Mars, many of us may feel run down and depleted under this influence. While this energy is nice for acting out of compassion, which many of us may be challenged to do this weekend, it can also bring malicious rumors and the potential for deceit. In the “worst case scenario,” hidden enemies may work against us, spreading slanderous rumors that escape our awareness. We may feel more suspicious of others and confused about what action to take, making this a less-than-ideal weekend for jumping impulsively into anything new. Many of us will also become much more prone to intentional manipulation or acting on the passions of others, only to have our endeavors fizzle out due to lack of energy and commitment later on. Be careful around offers that seem too good to be true, and don’t succumb to manipulation or fear. While people’s intentions may warrant our suspicions at this time, it is also important not to let our imaginations get the best of us as we may lash out against others unnecessarily without understanding the whole story first.
The Sun conjuncts Mercury in Aquarius today just hours before Mercury leaves Aquarius to move into the watery and confusing sign of Pisces. This aspect highlights the energy of Thursday’s New Moon and partial Solar Eclipse before Mercury moves into a sign where it is a bit uncomfortable, to say the least. Mercury in Pisces can be wonderful in the sense that it enhances our creativity and allows our minds greater access to other dimensional ideas and energies. We are more prone to think in visuals and impressions, rather than in language, under this influence which can make communication more confusing and lead to misunderstandings due to lack of clarity. The details may escape us over these next couple of weeks, so if you find yourself becoming more disorganized and forgetful give yourself a bit of a break and just know that this too shall pass.
The Moon is still in mystical, watery Pisces today (it’s a VERY foggy, surreal, Neptunian day!) making only positive aspects to both Pluto and Jupiter, making this an excellent day to escape, indulge a bit and relax. The sextile between the Moon and Pluto greatly enhances psychic impressions and abilities, especially with all of the strong, Piscean energy dominating this weekend. The Moon goes Void-of-Course at 3:13pm MST, after it’s trine to Jupiter, further enhancing the lazy, introspective weekend vibe.
Sunday (2/18): Happy Birthday Pisces! The Sun moves into your sign today, ushering us into the most sensitive, compassionate and mystical month of the year! This is an excellent energy for bringing our dreams into conscious awareness and visualizing a more beautiful, loving future! This energy favors deep, intuitive understanding and connection and compels us to act with grace and kindness in service of others.
The Moon today moves into the active and willful sign of Aries at 5:04am MST, amping up the passion and bringing in some more willful energy to cut through some of the Neptunian fog. The moon in fiery, passionate Aries feels electrifying! The moon’s transit through this cardinal sign marks the perfect time for a fresh start. This is an excellent placement for initiating new projects or exercise regimes. During this transit, people are more apt to focus on themselves and their own emotional needs rather than the needs and desires of those around them. The moon in Aries creates opportunity to act on your own passions and self-interests, but don’t expect others to have the same passion for a project as you do. People may become more active, impulsive and temperamental during this time. There may be a greater desire for physical activity, and remaining sedentary may lead to emotional outbursts due to frustration. Taking action, whatever that means for you, best uses the energy of moon in Aries.The only aspect the Moon makes is a square to Saturn, compelling us to get back down to business this evening after a strange and relatively mellow weekend.
Have a beautiful weekend! Be sure to check back on Sunday for the weekday forecast! :)