- The Moon is in Scorpio all day (until Saturday, February 18th, at 1:52 PM).
- The Moon is void from 2:37 PM forward (until tomorrow at 1:52 PM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse occurred on the 10th in the sign of Leo, and the Last Quarter Moon will occur tomorrow afternoon.
- Venus is in its pre-retrograde shadow (Venus will be retrograde from March 4-April 15).
Times are EST.
This can be a fabulous day for charm and attractiveness, dear Aries. In some ways, this is a power period, but it can also be an emotional and impulsive time, so do watch for overdoing! You can feel a little rebellious now as you seek freedom. You have an appetite for something more than the usual, and this desire for change can bring unusual circumstances into your life. Love matters can be surprising now, and your personal appeal runs high. You might meet up with someone unexpectedly, or there can be a new attraction. The Moon’s transit of your intimacy sector encourages getting in touch with your deeper feelings, although it’s competing with equally compelling needs to take a light, playful approach to the day.
This can be a day of unexpected events or synchronicity, dear Taurus. You are in a relationship-focused mood, and your personal appeal is strong although you can seem a little unattainable or aloof. You can certainly feel a strong desire to break the routine or to act on a whim or secret desire. You are likely to stir the pot now, and the results can be truly impressive. For some, there can be a shared secret or special moment to savor today. The Moon is in your partnership sector all day, encouraging you to seek out companionship. Even so, you can also feel compelled to go off on your own tangents. The trick will be to avoid confusing others with mixed signals today!
This is a good time for different or unique approaches to your friendships and projects, dear Gemini. There can be surprising happenings with friends or acquaintances and possibly a love relationship. Unexpected meetings, disruptions, or changes that point you in a new and gratifying direction can occur now. Love requires emotional space and acceptance, and some of you could find opportunities through or with friends and groups. It’s also a time when inspiration comes suddenly, and you might pick up new, and possibly radically different, interests or goals. You might see a friend in an entirely different light now, and this can be disruptive or exciting, depending on your situation.
Career opportunities or new goals and directions can emerge now and this week, dear Cancer. Others may seem quite spontaneous now. You’re in for a few surprises – likely pleasant or good-for-you ones, even if you don’t see the benefits at first. The need or desire to change up your approach to your work and responsibilities, or your relationship with people in authority, can become evident now. You have a strong desire to go on your own path, and while this can be wonderful for many, some of you may need to watch for rebelliousness now. The Moon is in your creativity and romance sector all day, encouraging a light-hearted approach to the day, but Mercury in your depth sector begs to differ! You may not be able to decide how deep you want to go in your conversations now.
There can be exciting developments today, dear Leo, but you may struggle a little with your mood — as if you can’t quite decide whether you want to go hard or go home! The Moon in your home and family sector encourages you to restore your energy and enjoy comfortable and familiar things, people, and ideas. However, there is dynamic energy with you for exploring entirely new interests or doing completely new things. There can be some excellent and perhaps surprising opportunities that have to do with legal affairs, travel, or education emerging now. Love might be discovered or enhanced through experiences and ventures far beyond the usual routine. You attract unusual people or those with intriguing perspectives to you today.
The day can run hot and cold, dear Virgo, but with self-knowledge, you can have a great day. There can be a surprising or sudden show of support, emotional or financial, or a reversal that leads you to something bigger and better. Some of you may connect intimately with someone seemingly out of the blue. For others, there could be a financial matter that emerges and requires quick attention. Unexpected attractions and desires may be part of the picture, and this can extend beyond people to things and situations! Pushing boundaries or breaking taboos can be attractive now, even if there is some discomfort involved at first, but do be careful on these fronts, as your head and heart can be in completely different places today.
Relationships can heat up today, dear Libra. Sudden changes, new directions, and strong whims are likely now. You are a little more daring than usual, and you attract others who bring change into your life. Your personal appeal is through the roof! While spontaneity is an important element to the positive energy of the day, try to avoid hasty and careless decisions. Some of you could begin an exciting, but possible short-term, relationship at this time. For others, this is simply about your own changing feelings or people bringing surprises to your life. Be open to new ideas and stimulation, but experiment wisely and creatively. Inner restlessness can prompt you to push boundaries now. Just keep in mind that your head and your heart may not be agreeing today.
The Moon is in your sign all day, ramping up emotions, dear Scorpio. In the first half of the day, your feelings and your mind are going in two different directions, however, which can be confusing, not only to others but yourself as well. There can be surprising feelings and discoveries made now. Later today, you may be particularly interested in digging up interesting information and trying out new methods and approaches. Sudden events or opportunities push you in a new direction in your work or with pursuits related to your health and wellbeing. Change is good now, but rebellious actions or hasty decisions should probably be avoided. An unusual meeting or friendship can occur now, or a partner could bring a refreshing surprise to your day.
Surprises are in store today, dear Sagittarius, and they’re pointing you in new directions. You are not particularly happy with the routine right now, and you can feel a little restless until you recognize your need to change things up a notch. There could be unusual turns of events surrounding creative projects, romance, and friends. Some social drama is possible now. It’s important to give everyone some space, as there is a rebellious, freedom-seeking energy at this time. As well, with the Moon in your privacy sector all day, you need some extra time to reflect and make sense of your feelings, even though another part of you would prefer to keep things light, open, and airy! New ideas for projects can be golden now, so take note.
There can be excitement on the home front or in your personal life today, dear Capricorn. You can be excited to do a makeover of sorts to your home environment or to bring more dynamism and creativity to your domestic world. This can be a lively time with family and loved ones for some of you. However, the need for excitement can create some friction if a plan isn’t put in place. Fabulous ideas for long-term projects can occur to you now. While it’s not an ideal week for beginning brand-new ventures, it’s a beautiful time for scoping things out and playing with different ideas.
This can be a day for lively conversations and a persistent need for mental stimulation, dear Aquarius. You can discover new interests, perhaps through acting on a whim. Romantic excitement through places of learning, the internet, or the phone may figure strongly for some of you. Your initiative is stronger than usual, and your taste for the new and untried is big. You may also be dealing with unexpected transportation issues, whether local or long distance. The Moon at the top of your chart clashes with Mercury in your sign, however, and you may want to be a little more mindful of what you communicate in a public setting.
You are in definite need of some excitement today, dear Pisces. For many, this may only mean a change in routine. Your sense of future trends in business is powerful today, making it a great time for coming up with new ideas and innovative plans. You may crave new comfort foods or objects now. There can be a financial breakthrough for some, or simply a spontaneous purchase, but whatever does occur, it seems out of the blue and unexpected. Opportunities to advance business and financial goals can arise now. You might also be asserting your independence if others have been confining you. The Moon in your adventure sector encourages you to do things that are out of the ordinary, although you may second-guess these feelings this morning when the Moon and Mercury clash.
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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 17 2017 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Scorpio
Description: The Moon in Scorpio
Contemplate the deeper things in life. Avoid unnecessary conflict, but if it’s going to improve your life, go ahead and make waves. Tune in to your intuition. This is a good time for investigations, looking into a matter further, doing research, connecting to others with a shared passion, solving a mystery, and devising a strategy. When the Moon in Scorpio is strained, we may take our passions too far.
Date & Time: Feb 17 2017 0:01 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Neptune
This is a feel-good time if we allow ourselves to relax and tune into the subtle aspects of life – art, nature, beauty, dreams, and spiritual realms. We absorb things easily, our senses are in good form, and we more naturally accept things and people as they are. There is no need to look for definite answers right now.
Date & Time: Feb 17 2017 7:42 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 17 2017 9:18 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Mer
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Mercury
We may not be communicating with sensitivity. What we communicate could misrepresent what we truly feel. There could be troubles with mechanics, computers, transportation, and miscommunications. We may not be understanding one another. We can be a little fickle and not especially objective. Think before you speak. Otherwise, misunderstandings are likely to occur. Count to ten if you’re feeling annoyed.
Date & Time: Feb 17 2017 9:27 am
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: Feb 17 2017 9:33 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Sun
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Sun
Date & Time: Feb 17 2017 11:13 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Jun
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Juno
Date & Time: Feb 17 2017 2:37 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile 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 17 2017 4:26 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: Feb 17 2017 8:15 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Ves
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Vesta
We can derive a nice feeling of satisfaction and fulfillment from tending to our responsibilities, work, or other commitment. We are more able to make sacrifices or put our emotions aside in order to get something important done. Alternatively, we can bring more sensitivity to our practical affairs. This can be a good time to commit fully to something – especially health and healing matters. It’s also a strong time for taking care of domestic matters.
Date & Time: Feb 17 2017 8:56 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 17 2017 1:19 am
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Cpl Jup
Description: Transiting Venus ContraParallel Transiting Jupiter
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
Initiating, pioneering energy. Independent, bold, courageous, assertive, fiery, inspirational, direct, decisive. Can be egotistical, impulsive, impatient, aggressive, lacking subtlety.
Intense, magnetic, penetrating perception, power to confront. Can be destructive, vengeful, jealous, overly dramatic.
Humanitarian, innovative, group conscious, progressive, serving others. Can be rebellious, eccentric, aloof, emotionally superficial, overly extroverted.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
There can be a lack of desire, interest, or skills regarding practical affairs. We may not be very much in touch with reality. Difficulties concentrating, grounding ourselves.
BALANCE OF MODES
We can have a hard time adapting to changes and to others’ agendas.
LUNAR PHASE: DISSEMINATING
Moon 135 to 90 degrees behind the Sun.
Sharing our knowledge with the world is a major motivation at this stage. We believe we have gained much knowledge and wisdom through our experiences, and want to ensure others have the benefit as well.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EST) on February 17th:
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 SCORPIO
You have an emotional intensity, and a strong need for drama. Under stress you will create drama and intensity in your life. You may have been born at a time when your mother experienced a crisis, or your birth may have been traumatic. Your mother may have been possessive and intense.
18TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Vas deferens, hymen
Sabian Symbol: A woods rich in autumn coloring.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
SQUARE MERCURY Orb 1°09′ Separating
It’s difficult to make decisions now as emotional needs and wants tend to conflict with what we feel are the most logical choices. Judgment may be skewed by emotions or personal bias.
QUINCUNX MARS Orb 1°59′ Separating
You suffer from irritability and nervous tension. You need to make adjustments and slow down.
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 5°56′ Separating
We are turning into the subtle aspects of life – art, nature, beauty, dreams, and spiritual realms. We more naturally accept situations and people as they are. Sensitivity, compassion.
SEXTILE PLUTO Orb 1°18′ Applying
This is a good time for feeling emotionally certain and motivated. We are more resourceful and insightful. The ability to keep the emotions on the inside today may be a strategy that turns out to be most successful.
TRINE CHIRON Orb 6°01′ Applying
There can be new or easy understanding of our feelings and impressions now. We have a greater understanding of, or compassion for, others’ problems. We are more emotionally present and involved.
THE SUN IN AQUARIUS
You are unconventional, friendly, unpredictable and innovative. You like originality and may become rebellious.
30TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Connections in lower leg
Sabian Symbol: Moon-lit fields, once babylon, are blooming white.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
TRINE JUPITER Orb 6°17′ 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.
CONJUNCTION THE SOUTH NODE Orb 4°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.
17TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Spinal nervous system
Sabian Symbol: A watchdog standing guard.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
SEXTILE MARS Orb 0°50′ Separating
You are a quick learner and can be perceptive.
TRINE JUPITER Orb 6°54′ Applying
Good judgment. Taking in the full picture. Speculative thought. Positive thinking. Interest in learning. Teaching.
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.
10TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Eyeball
Sabian Symbol: A scholar creates new forms for ancient symbols.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
CONJUNCTION MARS Orb 5°57′ 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.
16TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Pons
Sabian Symbol: Dancing in the setting sun.
ASPECTS OF MARS
OPPOSITION JUPITER Orb 7°45′ Applying
You feel a pull between your drive to achieve and a need to enjoy yourself. You need to develop self discipline and to curb your impatience.
CONJUNCTION URANUS Orb 6°25′ Applying
You feel the need to express your energy level by taking chances. You are attracted to dangerous sports. You need to learn self discipline by directing that energy into constructive outlets. You have great courage.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 3°18′ Applying
We may be looking for the upper hand and resisting others’ control. Resentments come to the surface.
JUPITER IN LIBRA
You have a strong concern for justice. You are a diplomatic teacher, and express your spiritual values in your relationships.
23RD DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Suprarenal veins
Sabian Symbol: Chanticleer salutes the rising sun with exuberant tones.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 1°19′ 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°26′ 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°16′ Separating
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°22′ 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°47′ 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°07′ 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)
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).
24TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Right distal tibio-fibular joint
Sabian Symbol: An inhabited island.
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.
22ND DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Gastric mucosa
Sabian Symbol: A woman awaiting a sailboat.
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.
16TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Cruciate ligaments of right foot
Sabian Symbol: In a quite moment, the flow of inspiration.
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.
5TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Cutaneous nerves of knee
Sabian Symbol: People rowing a canoe and dancing a war dance.
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.
4TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Uvula
Sabian Symbol: The rainbow’s pot of gold.
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 17, 2017 – Event Chart
Aspects to Mar 15°Ar11 +05°51′
Cnj 14°Ar32 ALPHERATZ Wanting freedom and movement.
Aspects to Sat 25°Sg59 -22°04′
Cnj 25°Sg58 ACULEUS Enduring attacks but success
Aspects to Ves 21°Cn19 +25°41′
Cnj 20°Cn28 CASTOR To write or create.
Aspects to Pal 15°Pi57 -04°29′
Cnj 15°Pi32 ACHERNAR Risk of rapid endings.
Aspects to SNo 03°Pi23 -10°15′
Cnj 04°Pi05 FOMALHAUT *** Success through noble ideals
Aspects to BMo 00°Sg24 -15°12′
Cnj 29°Sc41 TOLIMAN Learning, the lessons of life.