As we come into the weekend, we’re still coming off of that Full Moon in Virgo energy and the intense square between the ruler of the Full Moon, Mercury, and Mars, the planet ruling anger and aggression. Luckily, Mercury comes into a beautiful, optimistic trine with Jupiter in Scorpio, lightening the mood and bringing us back into a more harmonic mental space, just prior to the alignment between Mercury and escapist Neptune which closes out the weekend.
Friday (2/2): Mercury in watery, foggy Neptune comes into a harmonious trine with Mercury, uplifting our minds and making our thoughts much more optimistic, expansive and idealistic. Some of us may have felt like we’ve have our head in the clouds lately, even amongst the pressures brought on by Mercury’s square to Mars earlier this week. The energy of Jupiter brings clarity of thought and is excellent for focusing on the future, as well as all of necessary details that help to get us where we want to go! This transit can bring good news, especially for those who have strong water influences in their charts. This energy is excellent for higher educational pursuits, studying religion or philosophy, or for making plans for future adventures.
The Moon today is still in Virgo, carrying out the Full Moon energy throughout the day. The Moon goes Void-of-Course at 4:50pm MST and will remain this way until tomorrow, indicating that this evening is ideal for taking some time out to rest, reflect, and replenish.
Saturday (2/3): No major planetary aspects. The Moon moves into Libra overnight at 1:20am MST, bringing our emotions back into balance. In the afternoon today, we may feel a bit more stern and serious, as the Moon will make a challenging square with Saturn. This is a good time to take care of business and wrap things up before the Neptunian energy becomes more overwhelming again (we will begin feeling this on Thursday/Friday, but it will be strongest tomorrow).
Sunday (2/4): The Sun comes into conjunction with Neptune today, which is a very loving and compassionate energy; however, it is very easy to lose touch with reality under this influence. The Sun in this aspect can shed light on areas of confusion, where we’ve felt foggy or unclear. On the flip side, this aspect also clouds our consciousness with fantastical ideals and makes it much more likely that we’ll be wearing the rose-colored glasses in all areas of life. It is important to remain discerning, and not to let others manipulate you or mistake your kindness for weakness under this influence. Beware of offers that seem too good to be true, as they likely are. Because this energy highlights our imagination, spirituality and creativity, this is an excellent time for intuitive, creative work or to indulge in a fantasy novel or a good movie.
Mercury comes into a conjunction with Venus in Pisces today, making us much more idealistic and communicative in our relationships. This is a romantic, dreamy energy that is excellent for deep, spiritual talks with our close friends and romantic partners. Connection on both a mental an physical level becomes more intimate and transcendent under this influence.
The Moon will make a challenging aspects to both Pluto and Uranus before going Void-Of-Course tonight at 11:19pm, indicating the potential for an intense and erratic emotional experience. Luckily, the intensity and passion brought about by this fleeting transit is supported by a sextile to Mars, showing that we can easily translate our feelings into positive action, resulting in an important change.
Have a beautiful weekend everyone! Be sure to check back on Sunday for the weekday forecast! :)