- The Moon is in Capricorn.
- The Moon is waning and in its Last Quarter phase until 1:34 PM, after which the Moon is in its Waning Crescent phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 7th and the New Moon/Solar Eclipse will occur on February 15th in the sign of Aquarius.
- Venus spends its first full day in Pisces (Venus transits Pisces from February 10th to March 6th).
Daily Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Venus is now in your privacy sector, dear Aries, where she will stay until March 6th. There can be less clarity with your feelings or your social/love life during this cycle, but it’s a time to explore your own emotions and get more in touch with your true, deep feelings. Private moments with a partner, or yourself, can be particularly cherished now. Taking these periods as a chance to reflect, either by yourself or with someone close to you, can be particularly beneficial and lead to some impactful soul-searching about your love life. Take it easy and open yourself to reflection. Financially, it is a good time to comb through past projects for patterns that could give you clues that benefit current or future ventures. The Moon meets with Saturn at the top of your solar chart, reminding you of your work duties or outside obligations. However, a Mercury-Jupiter connection encourages you to learn, share, and absorb new information from your networks and associates today.
Venus is now transiting your friendship sector, dear Taurus, and will stick around here for just over three weeks. Venus, now in Pisces, is compassionate and boundless, and you can be feeling complicated and warm feelings for friends or wistful regarding your social life. During this cycle, you value freedom and space in your friendships and social life, allowing you to enjoy a carefree, energetic social life without feeling bogged down by too many expectations and demands from and for others. Forming new friendships can come easily during this cycle due to your unusually open and personable manner, leading to an enjoyable sense of variety in your social life. On any regular day, by nature, you are always exceptionally helpful with your friends, and this trait is particularly prominent now. Today is a good time to expand your mind and open up to discoveries, especially regarding goals for your future. The morning may bring a small wake-up call or a need to fill a responsibility, but you feel pleasantly busy and needed now.
Venus is now transiting your career and reputation sector, dear Gemini, where she will bring benefits until March 6th. Social opportunities in professional settings are plentiful during this cycle, along with a particular concern for how you present yourself to others. During this approximately three-week period, you come across as very personable, charming, helpful, and attractive to the people around you. You may are unafraid to express yourself professionally and showcase your abilities and talent, which can accumulate in successes through your managerial qualities or artistic expertise, as well as recognition from your peers and superiors. Therefore, this is a great time to network and make personal contact with people in positions of authority, as it can contribute good things to your career and image. This cycle also provides an opening for some of you to meet a potential love interest in a professional setting. Today, your ruler, Mercury, aligns with Jupiter, and you’re in a beautiful position to make a happy agreement or enjoy good interactions with someone special. It’s also a fine time for enjoying your work and learning something new while you do.
Venus is now transiting a fellow Water sign, Pisces, until March 6th, dear Cancer. After a period of deeper reflection on your feelings and needs, it’s now time to share your light with the world. This transit results in powerful attraction towards you, wherein desired things and outcomes are brought to you instead of having to pursue them actively. Venus, after all, attracts rather than chases. This transit stimulates a craving for new experiences and diversity in your life. The people, places, food, and experiences you seek out may be more exotic than usual during this three-week period. Be sure to share your ideas and philosophies with others, as doing so can enhance your relationships or attract new ones altogether. Today, there is much to learn and enjoy through games, entertainment, leisure time, and conversations. Casual interactions can lead to exciting and possibly even profound discoveries today.
Venus has just entered the sign of Pisces, where she will transit until March 6th, dear Leo. This transit stimulates a stronger need for reciprocity and more harmonious sharing experiences. Working on some of the more complicated aspects of relationships is beneficial at this time, as well as the sharing and building of intimacy within your relationships. Your love nature runs a little deeper now, which makes it an intense period for exploring some of the feelings and attractions you may have pushed to the side. Financially, this can be a time when money comes to you more fluidly or is shared with you in unexpected ways outside of your regular income. You may find support from others is readily available and you more easily come to satisfying agreements in the coming three weeks. Today, the first half of the day brings a responsibility to mind and you’re anxious to take care of business. It’s also an important day for exchanging ideas with others, particularly related to improving home or family life. Warm conversations are likely.
After spending a few weeks in your work-and-health sector, Venus is now moving through your partnership sector, dear Virgo, where she will transit until March 6th. This cycle brings a strong desire to improve close relationships in your life as well as opens you up to more pleasing social situations. You are particularly open, cooperative, and kind at this time. This is an excellent cycle for communication and compromise when it comes to your affections and relationships, as you are collaborative and open-minded. In fact, people in your life have something valuable to show you, assist you with, or teach you now. This extends to business, where negotiations can also benefit from your positive and cooperative energy. However, do not forget to think of what you want from others as well or you end up being a doormat to the needs of others. Let yourself be treated as kindly as you are treating others. The Moon aligns with Saturn in your creativity and romance sector this morning, and you’re inclined to give these things serious thought. You want to be productive now. Mercury and Jupiter form a parallel, and conversations can be super helpful. Learning something useful or hearing relieving news can figure strongly now.
Venus is now transiting your work and health sector, dear Libra, where she will transit until March 6th. This cycle is an excellent time to restore balance to your everyday life, including professionally. You may feel a strong desire to work on your working relationships and tweak your daily routines to better yourself. With these changes, you can open up new social opportunities through your work or in pursuit of new personal goals. Although this transit is not particularly love-focused, attractions may arise from your increased charm in professional settings, or platonically through improved relationships with coworkers. Although you may sometimes feel at the whims of others or that you too often serve rather than be served, this can also be a time when you more thoroughly enjoy your work or what you do. Be sure not to forget about yourself and your needs, and you’re more inclined to benefit from this useful cycle. The Moon spends the day in your home sector, reminding you of domestic responsibilities but also of your need for personal space and security.
With Venus now in Pisces until March 6th, dear Scorpio, your natural charm is particularly enchanting to others. You are especially joyful and attractive, and others are noticing, including love interests. This cycle has you radiating positive energy, and this results in a feel-good, comfortable time. It is a good period for dabbling in activities and hobbies that you find enjoyable but that you may not have given yourself the opportunity to enjoy recently. Enjoy this comfortable, carefree energy, dear Scorpio, and allow yourself to appreciate and notice its gifts. Creativity can soar now. The Moon spends today in your solar third house, and this is a mental position. Its sobering alignment with Saturn this morning can get you in a productive frame of mind. Today is excellent for learning, teaching, and sharing.
Venus is now transiting your family and home sector, where she will transit until March 6th, dear Sagittarius. This cycle brings calm, pleasing energy to your domestic life. It’s easier to bring comfort and peacefulness to your home life and with your family, mainly because you value these things more than usual. This makes it an excellent time to spend some quality time with your family and close loved ones, and even to redecorate your home or add some pleasant accents that enhance beauty, comfort, and enjoyment. If you’ve been wanting to throw a dinner party or have a gathering at your home, this is the time to do so. Although your heart may be closing itself off to new people during this time, love might be found closer to home. Today’s Mercury-Jupiter alignment is terrific for your communications. It’s a great day for coming to a happy agreement with someone or for receiving good news.
Until March 6th, Venus is in favorable aspect to your Sun, dear Capricorn, and is transiting your sector of communications and transportation. This is a time where you’re more mindful of coming across as fair and kind in your interactions with others, which can boost your communication skills. The powers of your words to attract positive situations and people into your life are lovely now. You are better able to persuade and think on your feet. It’s a good time to show your loved ones that you care with small gestures, such as letting them know you are thinking of them with texts, emails, or pleasant conversations. Spending that additional time to reach out can enhance relationships, especially as others are finding your ideas and intelligence particularly attractive during this cycle. This can extend to your career where your communication skills can also come in handy. Today, the Moon is in your sign, and you’re ready to make a mark or take the lead. People notice you more than usual. Good news about money or business can make its way to you now.
Venus moved out of your sign yesterday, dear Aquarius, and into your values sector, where she will stay until March 6th. This is a time to settle down and think about your own desires and needs. This calmer period will awaken you to the value of the simple pleasures in your life. You can be expressing more patience in your life and love, and this can benefit you greatly at this point. There is less of a desire to seek out new experiences as you value those who you are currently close to and with whom you’re comfortable. Financially, your relatability with others may lead to enhanced personal finances, with money or gifts potentially coming your way. This is also a time when you feel a desire to treat yourself to something luxurious or indulgent. Today, the Moon is in your privacy and soul sector, inclining you to take a back seat or enjoy some downtime. A Mercury-Jupiter connection, however, suggests it’s a fabulous time to arrive at useful conclusions or learn something valuable.
Venus has just left your privacy sector and is now in your sign, dear Pisces, where she will stay until March 6th. There is a focus on pleasure and attraction in your life currently, with your charm coming out in full force. You are more open to expressing your affections and emotions, which attracts positive energy from the people around you. Rather than actively seeking out experiences and people, you are inviting them into your life with your casual, but compelling, personal magnetism during this cycle. You’re feeling a little more worthy of attention, good about yourself, or open to new pleasures. Today, the Moon is in your social sector, and a Mercury-Jupiter alignment encourages big thinking, positive communications, and grand ideas.
* Remember to read horoscopes for your Ascendant sign and Sun sign. If you don’t know your Ascendant sign (and you know your birth time), you can look it up here.
Astrology of Today – The Details:
If you’re astrologically inclined and interested in the details of the Astrology of today, here are some of the factors considered in the forecasts (for the astrology of the week, see This Week in Astrology):
Planet Color Key: The longer the bar, the slower the aspecting planet and the longer the duration of the planet’s transit.
Date & Time: 11 Feb 2018 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Capricorn
Description: The Moon in Capricorn
Consolidate. Pay attention to the foundations of life. Repair and restructure. Attend to financial or business matters. Make solid plans and get organized.
Date & Time: 11 Feb 2018 3:08 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Mer
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Mercury
What feels right clashes with logic today. What people are saying may be a misrepresentation of their true feelings/emotions. It’s better to think before we speak, or misunderstandings can follow.
Date & Time: 11 Feb 2018 9:16 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Sat
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction Transiting Saturn
There can be stronger awareness of our responsibilities, or new responsibilities fall into our laps. Emotions may be cooled, and we can appear to be unsympathetic. A time for making lists. Emotional matters may not fare very well. There can be some loneliness or starkness felt. An auspicious time for projects demanding endurance or tolerance. Also good for establishing new habits and rituals.
Date & Time: 11 Feb 2018 12:02 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Jup
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Jupiter
Self-indulgence is more likely now. We’re not as inclined to consider the consequences of over-eating, over-drinking, or overdoing in general. We may be acting in a haughty manner.
Date & Time: 11 Feb 2018 1:07 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Pallas
There is a good ability to successfully combine logic and intuition, and to understand problems taking into account the human element. There is sensitivity to people’s issues now. Cooperation. Effective, sensitive decision making.
Date & Time: 11 Feb 2018 1:34 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Sun
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Sun
What we feel and what we think we should do can be at odds with one another temporarily. There can be discontent or indecisiveness. We could be feeling out of sorts. Tensions will pass.
Date & Time: 11 Feb 2018 3:36 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Cer
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Ceres
Date & Time: 11 Feb 2018 4:43 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Jun
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Juno
There may be clinging or controlling behavior if we are driven by our fears. Hypersensitivity and moodiness are possible. Tread lightly with tricky emotional issues.
Date & Time: 11 Feb 2018 2:10 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Pll Jup
Description: Transiting Mercury Parallel Transiting Jupiter
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
BALANCE OF SIGNS
Disciplined, responsible, reliable, industrious, conscientious, practical, achieving. Can be pessimistic, overly conventional, rigid, materialistic, callous.
Humanitarian, innovative, group conscious, progressive, serving others. Can be rebellious, eccentric, aloof, emotionally superficial, overly extroverted.
Compassionate, sensitive, self-sacrificing, gentle, intuitive. Can be escapist, impractical, hyper- sensitive, gullible.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
The elements are balanced.
BALANCE OF MODES
The modes are balanced.
LUNAR PHASE: THIRD QUARTER
Moon from 90 to 45 degrees behind the Sun.
We have strong beliefs and are likely to put them into action. We have the wisdom to know when to act, but sometimes can be inflexible.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EST) on February 11th:
Note that when an aspect is applying, it has not yet happened but is within orb – it’s pending. When an aspect is separating, it has already happened/perfected and is moving away from the aspect. Depending on the speed of the planet/body involved, the aspect will have perfected–or will perfect–in a matter of hours (often the case with the Moon), days, months, and possibly years in the case of the very slow-moving outer planets and bodies.
Note that the Moon moves at a rate of approximately one degree every 2 hours so that if an aspect involving the Moon is applying and has an orb of 5 degrees, the aspect will perfect (be exact) in about 10 hours. If the Moon is separating from an aspect with an orb of 2 degrees, it has already formed said aspect approximately 4 hours ago (since the following are positions at noon today, then it would have occurred at about 8 AM today).
**I suggest paying close attention to applying aspects. The energy of the aspect builds as it gets closer to exact. Once an aspect involving inner planets has happened, it’s over. Separating aspects are good to know for context, but in terms of energy that is with us today, applying aspects are most important. (This is the case for daily astrology influences involving inner planets, which pass quickly, and not natal astrology aspects, which are with us for a lifetime).
THE MOON IN CAPRICORN
You feel secure when life is structured, or you are working hard. You may be emotionally distant or cold. You mother’s love may be limited in some way. Your mother may have been strict or cold.
8TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Lymph vessels of knee
Sabian Symbol: Birds in the house singing happily.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
CONJUNCTION SATURN Orb 1°19′ Separating
There can be stronger awareness of our responsibilities, or new responsibilities fall into our laps. Emotions may be cooled, and we can appear to be unsympathetic.
THE SUN IN AQUARIUS
You are unconventional, friendly, unpredictable and innovative. You like originality and may become rebellious.
23RD DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Left gastroscnemius muscle
Sabian Symbol: A big bear sitting down and waving all its paws.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION MERCURY Orb 4°25′ Applying
Thoughts and communications about ourselves and our goals. We are expressing ourselves confidently, directly, and clearly.
SQUARE JUPITER Orb 0°41′ Separating
There can be exaggerated good moods or a tendency to go over the top now. Clashes of ego can occur.
SEXTILE URANUS Orb 2°20′ Applying
You will have the opportunity to express your individuality and unique talents.
CONJUNCTION THE SOUTH NODE Orb 7°56′ Separating
In past lives you have not expressed yourself to your greatest potential. In this life you are being challenged to use these talents. You have been given a second chance.
MERCURY IN AQUARIUS
You are brimming with original and unique ideas. You enjoy exchanging ideas with other people, particularly friends and groups of people. You are an inventive thinker, and may rebel against old and traditional ideas.
19TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Spinal nervous system
Sabian Symbol: A forest fire quenched.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
SQUARE JUPITER Orb 3°44′ Applying
You have many so many ideas and plans that you are not sure which ones to follow. You make promises you can’t keep, although your intentions are good.
CONJUNCTION THE SOUTH NODE Orb 3°31′ Separating
Your communication skills are highly-developed, but you need to avoid your tendency for talk rather than action. You are being challenged to stop scattering your energy in all directions and put your communication skills to good use.
VENUS IN PISCES
You yearn to merge and be at-one with your partner. In fact you want to be at-one with the universe. You also enjoy sharing inspirational activities with your partner, ranging from listening to beautiful music to visiting an art gallery.
1ST DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Right calcaneum
Sabian Symbol: A public market.
MARS IN SAGITTARIUS
You are an inspirational leader, and have a strong desire for exploration and adventure. You may be one-pointed in your desires.
10TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Left lymphatic vessels
Sabian Symbol: A stage symbolization of the “goddess of opportunity”.
ASPECTS OF MARS
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 3°16′ Applying
This is a time for resting, escaping, or taking a break as we reconsider our needs. We might temporarily lose focus or direction.
JUPITER IN SCORPIO
You are on an intense search for the truth. You have strong desires for sexual union and joint enterprises. You could be a transformative teacher.
23RD DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Nasal bone, fimbria of Fallopian tubes
Sabian Symbol: A bunny metamorphosed into a fairy.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
SEXTILE PLUTO Orb 2°04′ Separating
You have a chance to achieve a great deal. Your knowledge is broad as you are interested in so many things. You may make a career in the occult or studying the deepest mysteries of life.
TRINE CHIRON Orb 4°03′ Applying
You have the gift of wisdom. You trust your own intuitive nature, and are able to teach others on the spiritual path. You are able to encompass other people’s personal philosophies without feeling threatened, so that others trust you with their spiritual problems.
SATURN IN CAPRICORN
Conservation, moderation, definition, structure, simplicity, and realism are themes now. We might also be striving for more authority in a particular area of our lives now. This is a time for making clear choices and decisions, for weeding out what isn’t working for us, and for letting go of lost causes, particularly related to our life path choices, careers, and long-term goals. (December 19, 2017, to March 21, 2020; and then July 1 to December 17, 2020).
6TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Right adductor muscle
Sabian Symbol: A dark archway and ten logs at the bottom.
URANUS IN ARIES
The urge to start fresh, to break free from restrictive attitudes or circumstances, to totally redesign an area of our lives (or even our personalities), and to gain freedom through independence is strong during this cycle. (May 27, 2010, to August 13, 2010, then March 11th, 2011, to May 15, 2018, then November 6, 2018, to March 6, 2019).
26TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Skull
Sabian Symbol: A man possessed of more gifts than he can hold.
NEPTUNE IN PISCES
A long-term influence in which fantasy, imagination, compassion, and spirituality are in stronger focus. (April 4, 2011, to August 4, 2011, then February 3, 2012, to March 30, 2025, then October 22, 2025, to January 26, 2026)
14TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Right cutaneous veins
Sabian Symbol: A lady in fox fur.
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
Tests of our boundaries; breaking down and rebuilding structures and rules. (From January 25, 2008, to June 14, 2008, then November 26, 2008, to March 23, 2023, then June 11, 2023, to January 20, 2024, then September 1, 2024, to November 19, 2024).
21ST DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Tendons of left knee
Sabian Symbol: A relay race.
Chiron, Major Asteroids, and Moon’s Nodes: in Sign and in Aspect
CHIRON IN PISCES
Strong awareness of our own vulnerabilities and humanity stimulates compassion for others. (April 20 to July 20, 2010, then February 8, 2011, to April 17, 2018, then September 25, 2018, to February 18, 2019).
27TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Phalanges of right foot
Sabian Symbol: A harvest moon.
VESTA IN SAGITTARIUS
You have the ability to work relentlessly for a cause in which you believe. You need to make sure you do not exclude other people’s points of view. You have visions and enjoy the adventure of discovery in your work.
13TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Long saphenous veins
Sabian Symbol: A widow’s past brought to light.
PALLAS IN TAURUS
You have the ability to see the beauty in nature and the arts. You have much common sense and wisdom. You may become involved in either healing with your hands, or healing the earth through environmental movements.
8TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Cervical nerves
Sabian Symbol: A sleigh without snow.
JUNO IN AQUARIUS
You want the freedom to be your own person in your relationship. If this is not available you become rebellious and unreliable. You are unlikely to be comfortable in a traditional relationship.
25TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Left tibialis anterior muscle
Sabian Symbol: A butterfly with the right wing more perfectly formed.
CERES IN LEO
You feel cared for when other people play with you and praise you. You like to show others you care for them by encouraging their creative talents and sense of fun.
10TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Jugular vein
Sabian Symbol: Early morning dew.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN LEO
This a quest to develop your inner strength. You may find that you experience times of loneliness. These times are part of your lesson to forge your own creative life in order to give generously to the world.
15TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Right atrium
Sabian Symbol: A street pageant.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN AQUARIUS
This a quest to develop your inner strength. You may find that you experience times of loneliness. These times are part of your lesson to forge your own creative life in order to give generously to the world.
15TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Lymph vessels of right lower leg
Sabian Symbol: Two lovebirds sitting on a fence.
**Conjunctions to Select Fixed Stars on February 11, 2018**
Aspects to Mer 18°Aq29 -17°16′
Cnj 17°Aq37 SUALOCIN Tantalising but naive.
Aspects to Mar 09°Sg52 -21°24′
Cnj 10°Sg00 ANTARES *** Success which can be obsessive
Aspects to Pal 07°Ta44 -17°53′
Cnj 07°Ta54 HAMAL To follow one’s own path
Cnj 08°Ta01 SCHEDIR The Queen, female power.
Aspects to Nod 14°Le57 +16°20′
Cnj 15°Le27 DUBHE Loving but forceful