Lunar News — Feb. 23, 2019
- 23rd-Sun trine Moon in Scorpio
Moon opposition Mars
- 25th-moon trine Mercury
Moon sextile Venus
- 26th-Sun sq. Moon Waning Half Moon
- 27th-Moon sq. Mercury
Sun sextile Mars
- 28th-Moon trine Mars
Sun sextile Moon
- 1st-Venus moves into Aquarius
- Moon moves through:
Scorpio / Sagittarius / Capricorn
Saturday—Moon phases are really a Sun-Moon relationship. The Sun energizes all Moon things: the public, nurturance, home, intimacy, habit, and the tides of emotion. Supportive aspects ease the emotional realm; . . . With Moon in Scorpio we can becomesharp focused, perceptive, empowered and mysterious. The mood is smoky, primal, occult, and curious; still waters run deep. Challenging Moon/Mars aspects instigate irritability, willfulness, anger, hurry, a competitive or contrary attitude. The cure is exercise, chop wood, take a brisk walk, acknowledge desires or frustrations, and then finesse that argument. Exercise awareness.
Monday: Do you need to think? Talk? Travel? Choose a good relationship or aspect between Mercury and the Moon. They loan us speed and consciousness, the ability to think things through, help us bring our minds to any problem and find an answer. Do you need to be diplomatic? Nurture romance? Create? Choose supportive Moon/Venus aspects. They warm our hearts and add sociability, cuddliness, compassion, creativity and good taste.
Tuesday: Challenging aspects can create tension between how we feel and the events around us. With the moon in Sagittarius our curiosity, honesty, exploration and playfulness is aroused. We grow more curious about what’s unfamiliar.
Wednesday: Challenging Moon/Mercury aspects bring a tendency to get lost in the mind and inspire glitches in all things Mercurial; we can get more edgy, irritable, anxious, scattered, diffused, glib.To cure Moon/Mercury discomfort reconnect mind and heart. Mars is the first planet past earth and can form all aspects with the Sun. When Mars and the Sun constellate, it energizes our physical vitality, heroism, sexuality, swagger, and endurance.
Thursday: Do you need to work out? Take a stand? Get physical? Supportive Moon/Mars aspects give us strength, protectiveness, help us lift rocks, spark passion, establish clear boundaries. The Sun energizes all Moon things: the public, nurturance, home, intimacy, habit, and the tides of emotion. Supportive aspects between the Sun and Moon can ease the emotional realm;
Friday: Venus is our sense of relationship, love, beauty, and empathy. When Venus is in Aquarius our sense of Community, ingenuity, collaboration and idealism may become enhanced. It’s time to honor the philosophy of love and the power of community.excerptsadapted from Heather Roan Robbins‘ Sun Signs and Sun Transits
© Mother Tongue Ink 2016 from We’Moon 2018 pg 226
excerpts Heather Roan Robbins— We’Moon 2018 pgs 15-17 & We’Moon 2019 pgs 15-17
The stars ask us to acknowledge our deepest feelings as Venus conjuncts Pluto this weekend. Venus symbolizes our heart, what we care about and what we find beautiful, while Pluto speaks of depth, loss, the use and abuse of power, and of rebirth. This conjunction usually occurs once a year and can help us catch up with a backlog of emotion. It can also expose hidden stories, headlines can bring up questions around spousal abuse or sexual exploitation, breach of trust, and what we want to do about. This conjunction turns up the volume on all our feelings, but can start with a poignant grief or existential loneliness. Or a love of solitude. A personal event or memory can trigger this wealth of feeling. But even if no event occurs, we may feel a spike of existential grief over the world’s conditions . . . Some people respond to this conjunction by feeling everything, some might respond by feeling nothing because they don’t want to feel everything, or because they’ve become numb from overload. We don’t get to choose when it starts, or what gets triggered for us, but we can choose how we respond. Whatever it triggers in us, we can let it open our heart. As the weekend begins, Venus lodges between Saturn and Pluto and brings our hearts to our concerns for how responsibly or irresponsibly (responsibility is a Saturn issue) power (a Pluto concern) is being used. And that’s about all kinds of power, political power, personal power, electrical power. . . . Besides these big existential pieces, on Friday a Libra Moon helps us ask questions about what’s fair and what matters, but we may find it hard to tend the practical details. Our minds wander. . . .
Monday morning stays heavy and thoughtful, a good time to follow up on last week’s news and check in with people to see how they are. But the energy picks up as Moon enters Sagittarius midday, and now the week begins. It’s a good week to get as many pieces as possible battened down and dealt with before Mercury retrogrades next week. So, clear the decks, pay the bills get the proposal in. The week ends on competent note, we just need to pace ourselves and track our work carefully.