- The Moon is in Virgo all day (until Monday, February 13th, at 3:42 PM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Full phase.
- A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse occurred on the 10th in the sign of Leo, and the Last Quarter Moon will occur on the 18th.
Times are EST.
A friend might rub you the wrong way early today, dear Aries. What you say – or how you say it – could upset the apple cart. In fact, it may even be about what you don’t say. It’s hard to win! However, even if you’re not scoring brownie points with others just now, you can always choose to tune out distractions and interruptions to the best of your ability and let others work out their problems among themselves. The tendency now is to keep yourself busy, and particularly as the day advances, you’re in great shape for taking care of business.
Decisions made by higher-ups may be frustrating early today, dear Taurus, as they seem to go against your plans, or indecision is the result of alternatives that seem equally good or bad! You might be reminded of responsibilities that you’d prefer not to fulfill. Nevertheless, you’re radiating good energy, particularly as the day advances. It’s a strong time for feeling comfortable and enjoying yourself. While topics of conversation should be selected carefully in the morning, very little is off the table later today.
There can be a difference in opinion with someone that hangs in your aura early today, dear Gemini. Feeling a tad in the dumps is entirely possible now and might even help you to aim higher later. It’s a good time to check your facts and get caught up. Draw upon your ability to take it as it comes and to forgive and forget. Avoid major decision making if possible until confidence returns. As the day advances particularly, you’re in a good position to draw upon the support of loved ones or to enjoy comfortable downtime.
There can be sensitivity to issues that might be brewing in your private life this morning, dear Cancer. Iron out these differences, but keep in mind that if there isn’t an immediate resolution, this doesn’t mean you’re not making progress. For your own sake, try to let things go and avoid getting wound up over small problems. You can get fired up about a belief or idea today, and you might be motivated to do something about it. Particularly as the day moves forward, there can be a comforting feeling of being at peace with the past.
You could feel that an important decision regarding a relationship needs to be made now, dear Leo, but in fact, you may not be seeing things clearly. Discern between feelings that come from a place of insecurity and those that come from your heart. You might feel that something is leading to a dead end, and you may want to investigate your alternatives. However, be careful not to jump into action based on current frustrations. As the day advances, it’s easier to be objective. In fact, you’ll feel particularly able to push emotions aside in order to take care of business.
Watch for oversensitivity to what’s being said around you this morning, dear Virgo, as your ruler forms an awkward angle with Chiron in your partnership sector. Remember that responding defensively doesn’t resolve any problems. If taking care of yourself means tuning out others to a certain degree, then don’t hesitate to do so. Avoid a point of “too much information.” As the day advances, you’re in good form for creative and romantic inspiration. The Moon in your sign inclines you to seek out emotional stimulation, and you quite readily find it through recreational outlets.
Generally speaking, this is a good time for review and facing issues that you’ve neglected today, dear Libra. While a good part of you is focused on enjoying yourself and finding new avenues for recreation, another part wants to take care of business, and problems can emerge that keep you from fully exploring any one particular path. There might also be an issue with too much information that you’re dealing with now. Try not to divide your attention too much, as you may end up doing things halfway. Fortunately, those things considered to be problems now tend to have little or no staying power. The Moon stays in your privacy sector all day, boosting your need for quiet time or downtime.
This morning, it may be best to second-guess what you hear and avoid getting caught up in the rumor mill, dear Scorpio. Something that’s said or that you communicate can be taken the wrong way, and it may very well sting, good intentions or not. Later today is good for self-expression, however, as well as for testing the waters and going with the flow. Learning from misunderstandings is highly likely now. There is very little that you can’t talk through tonight.
The tendency to reveal a little too much of your plans, or to say the wrong thing, is high early today, dear Sagittarius, and the atmosphere is ripe for misunderstanding. You could be feeling distracted or out of step right now. Simply take it easier than usual if possible. Sometimes after a disagreement, there is a strong feeling of growth and even a sense of having a new lease on life, and this is the kind of emotion you could be experiencing later today. You feel increasingly more in control and able to manage your life well. You can bring innovative ideas to your work and perhaps solve an old problem with a new method.
The vulnerability that you may be feeling these days can open the door to more compassion and understanding, dear Capricorn, not only with others but with your own emotions. This has the effect of building a more protective and nurturing environment for yourself. However, it can be a little tricky relating to others this morning due to sensitivity or exaggeration. Although you are in a good mood, you are slightly more vulnerable to mood swings if you don’t receive positive feedback, or you may struggle with doubts and lack of confidence in a decision you feel pressured to make. Later today, however, objectivity returns.
Information coming in early today may be too much or too superficial so that you’re not getting the complete picture, dear Aquarius. It may not be the best time to divulge a secret or something too personal about yourself. However, triggered areas may be revealing and could even lead to healthy conversations later today. Objectivity comes far more easily as the day advances. You’re able to talk through even the trickiest of problems tonight.
Early in the day, there can be some frustration when it comes to decisions you feel pressured to make, dear Pisces. You can be confused about alternatives, and valuable information can be missing. Perhaps more importantly, you lack the confidence to decide. As the day advances, the comforts of a relationship or companionship can be highlighted. You could feel supported or reinforced, but more likely you will be playing the supportive role right now. Your intuition and sensitivity to hidden aspects of a situation are operating strongly now.
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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):
Date & Time: Feb 12 2017 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Virgo
Description: The Moon in Virgo
We crave organization and order, and are quickly disturbed by anything standing in the way of these things. This is a good time for chores, organizing, and tidying. It’s also a time for scheduling health appointments and checkups, starting new routines, and generally tending to details.
Date & Time: Feb 12 2017 3:54 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Nep
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Neptune
Date & Time: Feb 12 2017 4:41 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Neptune
We can be faced with confusing events, and we may not be seeing others clearly. People may be noncommittal, elusive, or absent when we need them. We are more vulnerable and sensitive. Moods are hard to define. Honor your need to feed your more refined or spiritual side, and the difficult feelings will soon fade away.
Date & Time: Feb 12 2017 5:08 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Mar
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Mars
There can be tension and feelings of restlessness or impatience, as what we want to do may not feel perfectly right, or we may be lacking the courage. Avoid taking it out on the wrong things or people.
Date & Time: Feb 12 2017 6:20 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Ura
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Uranus
Date & Time: Feb 12 2017 7:12 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Cer
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Ceres
Date & Time: Feb 12 2017 7:30 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Jup
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Jupiter
Date & Time: Feb 12 2017 10:32 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Pallas
We can be at odds with one another over a mental or intellectual matter, belief, or idea now. It takes extra effort to understand one another.
Date & Time: Feb 12 2017 4:03 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Cer
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Ceres
There may be difficulties giving or receiving affection, care, concern, and nurturing.
Date & Time: Feb 12 2017 5:44 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Ven
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Venus
Date & Time: Feb 12 2017 6:02 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Pluto
This can be a good time for getting loans, for taking care of business, and for dealing with money matters. It’s also good for getting in touch with feelings and managing them effectively. There can be a boost to our intimate life, creative impulses, and self-understanding. Events occurring now might involve some kind of karmic repayment or benefit. We could discover new information, hidden information, or a lost item. This is a time for recycling – seeing new uses for old items. True feelings come to the surface.
Date & Time: Feb 12 2017 11:44 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Ura
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Uranus
There can be vague insecurity stimulated now, as we feel a little out of control faced with unpredictable events or feelings. There may be a conflict between a desire for familiarity and comfort, and the need for a change or excitement.
Date & Time: Feb 12 2017 9:51 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mer SSq Chi
Description: Transiting Mercury SemiSquare Transiting Chiron
There is greater sensitivity to what is being said, choice of words, and syntax. Memories and dreams are strong right now. It is time to forgive and forget.
Date & Time: Feb 12 2017 6:59 am
Event: Tr-Tr Plu Sqq Nod
Description: Transiting Pluto SesquiSquare Transiting North Node
Fate plays a strong role in your life at the moment. You are at a major turning point. A person or event is compelling.
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
Initiating, pioneering energy. Independent, bold, courageous, assertive, fiery, inspirational, direct, decisive. Can be egotistical, impulsive, impatient, aggressive, lacking subtlety.
Meticulous, discriminating, pure, practical, health conscious, hard working. Can be hyper-critical, petty and perfectionistic.
Humanitarian, innovative, group conscious, progressive, serving others. Can be rebellious, eccentric, aloof, emotionally superficial, overly extroverted.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
There may be some insensitivity or lack of empathy now. We may be out of touch with what we’re feeling or with our emotional needs. We may be tougher than usual now, and more inclined to follow mental or practical considerations than we are to listen to our intuition.
BALANCE OF MODES
The modes are balanced.
LUNAR PHASE: FULL MOON
Moon 180 to 135 degrees behind the Sun.
We are concerned mainly with the nature of relationships and are made aware of recent imbalances. Something can come to fruition. Our concern is not limited to personal relationships, but relationships of all kinds. Our cards are on the table.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EST) on February 12th:
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 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 VIRGO
We have an emotional need for order with the Moon in Virgo. Diet, nutrition, health matters, work, and routines are in stronger focus. If we’re feeling out of sorts emotionally, we might also experience symptoms on a physical level now.
16TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Groove for inferior vena cava
Sabian Symbol: Children crowd around the orang-utang cage in a zoo.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
OPPOSITION NEPTUNE Orb 4°00′ Separating
We may be looking for emotional happiness outside of ourselves, and have a tendency to glamorize the past or what we don’t currently have. We can be more vulnerable now.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 3°17′ Applying
We can be quite focused now, driven by our goals and ambitions and motivated to put problems behind us. We might happily pour ourselves into a current passion or interest, and could find it easy to get to the bottom of things.
OPPOSITION CHIRON Orb 7°52′ Applying
We may be projecting our own issues onto others now, and could be defensive or feel that others are insensitive to our feelings and needs. We might experience a conflict between wanting to be close to others and desiring to prove our independence, making intimacy a challenge right now.
THE SUN IN AQUARIUS
You are unconventional, friendly, unpredictable and innovative. You like originality and may become rebellious.
25TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Left tibialis anterior muscle
Sabian Symbol: A butterfly with the right wing more perfectly formed.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
TRINE JUPITER Orb 1°05′ Separating
There can be a nice, healthy feeling of optimism and confidence now. We might promote, publish, advertise, or market with greater success. We are generous and tolerant, giving people the benefit of the doubt, expecting the best from others and from ourselves. We can see the big picture.
SEXTILE SATURN Orb 1°26′ Applying
We are taking pride in our responsibilities or performance. This can be a time of steady progress and increased self-discipline. We are more inclined to humble ourselves to authority or good advice, and tend to employ traditional methods.
SEXTILE URANUS Orb 2°45′ Separating
You will have the opportunity to express your individuality and unique talents.
CONJUNCTION THE SOUTH NODE Orb 9°10′ Applying
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.
9TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Skin of right lower leg
Sabian Symbol: A flag turned into an eagle.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
SEXTILE VENUS Orb 1°38′ Separating
We are sociable, making connections, dipllomatic, and ready to negotiate. Expressions of affection or clarifications of feelings.
SEXTILE MARS Orb 3°26′ Applying
You are a quick learner and can be perceptive.
VENUS IN ARIES
You will pursue a partner ardently and hastily, and yet strive for freedom and independence, once you are in an intimate relationship. You like to be the initiator in relationships, and can be aggressive. You may be a spendthrift.
7TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: The ears
Sabian Symbol: A man successfully expressing himself in two realms at once.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
CONJUNCTION MARS Orb 5°04′ Separating
This is a passionate, lively, expressive influence. Social relations are impassioned, and perhaps demanding or combative. We may also feel compelled to do something creative or artistic. We have a chance to express our needs, passions, and desires now in effective ways. Venus can act to soften Mars’ aggressiveness, or Mars can make Venus’ romantic impulses more forceful and pressing. Some level of competition is present in our interactions. Impulsive purchases are possible.
MARS IN ARIES
You have a strong drive to initiate activities. You are spontaneous and like to take risks, You may also be rash and accident prone. You can be aggressive if thwarted.
12TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Tongue
Sabian Symbol: A flock of wild geese.
JUPITER IN LIBRA
You have a strong concern for justice. You are a diplomatic teacher, and express your spiritual values in your relationships.
24TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Blood vessels of renal cortex
Sabian Symbol: A third wing on the left side of a butterfly.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 1°39′ Applying
You are keen to change things in this world as you see no reason to continue with the old traditions. You speak out against injustice, but may lack the patience and persistence to see through the changes.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 4°43′ Applying
You will need to learn to have confidence in yourself even when life deals you a few blows. You range from over confident to completely lacking in confidence. The truth lies somewhere in between.
QUINCUNX CHIRON Orb 0°08′ Applying
Circumstances are such that we need to make adjustments to our plans and goals. We may need to tame expectations of ourselves and of others if they are unreasonable.
SATURN IN SAGITTARIUS
Saturn in Sagittarius asks us to take on the responsibility of living according to our personal truths and principles, and to be loyal to these. This is a time for turning a critical eye to those beliefs and principles that don’t accurately reflect our authentic selves. (December 23, 2014, to June 14, 2015, then September 17, 2015, to December 20, 2017)
26TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Condyles of left femur
Sabian Symbol: A flag-bearer in a battle.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
TRINE URANUS Orb 4°11′ Separating
You have a talent for investigation. You look at new ideas and are able then to put them into action. In business, you achieve much in your own independent way.
SQUARE CHIRON Orb 2°40′ Separating
There can be fears now of not being competent or effective enough to meet our responsibilities, or we could find it hard to strike out on a unique path, again due to fears or insecurities. The desire to break from the status quo is strong, but we may not have the necessary confidence to do so. We may have difficulties empathizing with others and understanding ourselves.
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).
22ND DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Cheek muscles
Sabian Symbol: The gate to the garden of desire.
ASPECTS OF URANUS
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 3°04′ Separating
A time for making sweeping changes and for adapting to changes in order to progress. This is a time for revising, altering, overhauling, and purging. We can experience tension, fear, and pressure, but also a sense of liberation from over-attachments and situations that have been holding us back from growth.
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)
NEPTUNE IN THE 10TH HOUSE
You yearn to be of service through your profession. You may experience a sense of loss surrounding your chosen life direction. You may be required to sacrifice your chosen career in some way.
12TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Plantar artery of right foot
Sabian Symbol: An examination of initiates.
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).
19TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Ligaments of left knee
Sabian Symbol: A child of about five with a huge shopping bag.
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).
23RD DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Achilles tendon of left foot
Sabian Symbol: A ‘materializing medium’.
VESTA IN CANCER
You are committed to your family and loved ones, especially when they need you. However, you may withdraw like a crab into your shell if you feel hurt by those closest to you. You enjoy working with those close to you.
23RD DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Gastric blood vessels
Sabian Symbol: Meeting of a literary society.
PALLAS IN PISCES
You have a meditative mind, the ability to merge in your mind with the universe. You desire to heal the world through words, and may be involved in some form of artistic expression.
15TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left cutaneous veins
Sabian Symbol: An officer preparing to drill his men.
JUNO IN CAPRICORN
You want a partner who you can respect, and who respects you. You seek long-term commitment and may marry later in life.
3RD DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Cutaneous nerves of thigh
Sabian Symbol: The human soul receptive to growth and understanding.
CERES IN TAURUS
You feel cared for when loved ones give you a sense of stability and security. You like to be touched and stroked and nurtured in practical ways. You also like to show others you care through practical means.
3RD DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Pharynx – oral part
Sabian Symbol: Steps up to a lawn blooming with clover.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN VIRGO
This is a quest to become dedicated to the service of others. You will need to overcome the tendency to daydream and feel overwhelmed and to put your compassion and wisdom to practical use for humanity.
4TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Ascending colon
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN PISCES
This is a quest to become dedicated to the service of others. You will need to overcome the tendency to daydream and feel overwhelmed and to put your compassion and wisdom to practical use for humanity.
4TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Nerves of left foot
Sabian Symbol: Heavy traffic on a narrow isthmus linking two seaside resorts.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO SELECT FIXED STARS ***
Transits Feb 12 2017 – Event Chart
Aspects to Sat 25°Sg36 -22°04′
Cnj 25°Sg58 ACULEUS Enduring attacks but success
Aspects to SNo 03°Pi20 -10°16′
Cnj 04°Pi05 FOMALHAUT *** Success through noble ideals
Aspects to BMo 29°Sc51 -15°05′
Cnj 29°Sc41 TOLIMAN Learning, the lessons of life.