- The Moon is in Aries.
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase until 12:48 PM, after which the Moon is in its Waxing Crescent phase.
- The New Moon/Solar Eclipse occurred in the sign of Aquarius on the 15th, and the First Quarter Moon will occur on February 23rd.
- The Sun spends its first full day in Pisces (the Sun transits Pisces from February 18th to March 20th).
Daily Astro Highlights for each Sign:
The Moon is in your sign all day, dear Aries, and it hooks into a Mars-Node aspect in sister Fire signs, serving to boost you up. You’re pleasantly stimulated and forward-looking now. Today is good for efforts towards progressing a hobby, pet project, creative work or even a romance! A strong attraction or interest is likely now with a Mars-Node connection encouraging you to form a special bond with someone or something. You feel motivated to take things to a new level, although this is less about commitment as it is about passion and desire to grow. As well today, you’re appreciating and using your natural talents, putting them to good use.
Early today, you could feel like you have too much up in the air to concentrate, dear Taurus, but as the day advances, it’s easy to find your groove. Connecting with family or a loved one can be rewarding now. You also find it easy to throw yourself into an endeavor that consumes your attention. You’re feeling passionate and want to get involved. The Moon in your privacy sector all day reinforces a desire to settle in and enjoy quieter times. However, you’re in a great position to make good connections. Your calming presence is particularly appreciated today, with others recognizing your ability to put the people around you at ease.
Excellent energy is with you for learning, communicating, and connecting today, dear Gemini. You can feel pleasantly motivated by a relationship or particular person in your life, who is encouraging you, particularly regarding your mind, education, and ideas. It’s a brilliant day for connecting with key people in your life, injecting an existing relationship with enthusiasm or passion, or for meeting someone new, depending on your current situation. You recognize patterns related to career, business, and long-term goals by thinking about the bigger picture. You are more resilient today, and take the small things in stride.
This is an excellent time for putting effort into something you feel passionate about, dear Cancer, particularly related to your practical worlds, such as your work or money, and your health. Physical activity is especially satisfying now, too. You’re in the position of leader with your work right now, or you’re taking the initiative. Recent problems that have been weighing you down can now be put into perspective, and it’s a time for positive interactions with those around you. Without the extra baggage, it’s a good day to not only focus on the practical goals that you’re motivated to complete but also to look ahead with a clear mind.
This can be a good time for pouring your energy into a project, pastime, or learning endeavor, dear Leo. The Moon in your adventure sector encourages you to explore and discover new things, and it connects well with the North Node in your sign and Mars in your creative sector. It can be a passionate or impassioned day! You’re enthusiastic and ready to take action or make connections that enhance your life. You’re craving a genuine feeling that you’re moving forward and growing. It’s also an excellent time to get on the same page with a person who understands your ideals and goals. This can be the start of a boon for a professional project you’ve been working on, so take advantage of this time to make connections with people related to business and money.
This is a powerful time for support for mental health and emotional well-being, dear Virgo. Family can be understanding and encouraging, or you’re motivated to work on home projects with passion, vigor, and love. You want to grow and improve now, and any feeling of stagnation is not tolerated today! It’s a day for forward motion. Let this renewed attitude guide you to cooperate, share, and see the bigger picture. A partner or close friend may help you to see the bright side of a problem, or help you make plans for the future. You’re able to reflect on patterns and connections in your life, and relationships develop for the better as a result.
This is a wonderful time for connecting with friends, dear Libra. The spirit is playful and positive, and you’re in the mood to take action, even though you’re also in good shape to talk things through today. Venus, your ruler, harmonizes with Pallas, and people are more interested in keeping things fair, which suits your nature well. Your positive attitude emerges in full force today, and you benefit from assessing things logically and identifying patterns that will help you move forward with your goals. It’s an active day for connections related to work, healthcare, and finance. Gathering information helps you strengthen your own resolve. A Mars-Node connection today is healthy and invigorating for friendships and personal interests. It’s also great for pursuing a cause that’s close to your heart.
The day can find you putting in a real effort, dear Scorpio, as the Moon encourages you to keep busy and its connection to a Mars-Node trine motivates you to take care of business. You’re likely to feel pleasantly committed. You’re up to a challenge and determined to make things right with money or your work. This is an excellent time to ask for what you want and deserve or pursue a goal doggedly. You can also use this time to have that important conversation with a partner or lover. While you can feel a little competitive with business (in a good way), relationships are exceptionally fair, easygoing, and positive today.
Mars in your sign is encouraging you to take action and pursue your desires, dear Sagittarius, and today, it connects harmoniously with the North Node and the Moon, putting you in a fabulous position for virtually any kind of competition, game, learning endeavor, or creative pursuit. It’s also powerful for making connections and for personal appeal. People are drawn to you, and you’re ready to take the lead if need be. A direct, honest approach is what your sign tends to prefer and happens to be what’s currently favored by the cosmos! Today is also an excellent time for sorting any dilemmas out logically, especially doing so with someone you trust. With the energy of cooperation that surrounds you, it is easier for you to ease your mind and enjoy quiet, yet meaningful, interactions with others.
An energizing configuration occurs today, dear Capricorn, but for you, it’s happening in the quiet or hidden sectors of your chart, and this can mean a lot is going on under the surface, inside you, or behind closed doors! The determination to put something behind you or clear the decks for new beginnings can be the result now, and it’s an excellent time to tap into this extra blast of energy and motivation. An intimate connection can be stimulating now for some, or an absorbing project is in focus. Projects may begin to prosper today, or you may be clearing a hurdle, and this brightens your mood. This is a beneficial time to both reach out to loved ones, as well as genuinely enjoy your time with them. You’re particularly tuned in to design elements of creative projects, and you may notice more patterns in any projects you are tackling.
You benefit from a Moon-Mars-Node connection today that stimulates your social and communications sectors, dear Aquarius, and you can feel energized, motivated, and spirited about your ideas, interests, and relationships. It’s a great day to collaborate with others or to take action on a project, and you’re sure to enjoy the feeling that you’re growing, moving forward, improving, and involved. While there has been more emphasis on the mental world recently, today you’re craving action. Even so, the day is no slouch in the intellectual department. Finding a person who understands your unique perspective and tastes is probable now. Conversations about or with people related to talents, finances, and family can be particularly helpful today.
The Moon spends the day in your resources sector, dear Pisces, and it connects harmoniously with a Mars-Node trine that energizes your sectors of work, career, effort, and health. You’re in a motivated, stimulating period for taking care of business. You can feel pleasantly competitive or especially focused on attaining some level of freedom or a spirit of forward movement now related to your work, daily life, health, and money matters. You can do quite well socially as well today. Your popularity with others may be boosted today by something you say, as conversations flow easily. This period is strong for creativity, artistry, and love.
* 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: 19 Feb 2018 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Aries
Description: The Moon in Aries
We are itching to take action and to pioneer something. All things equal, this is a time to begin new projects. Exercise patience and selflessness where possible, but embrace Aries’ courage and directness. Look out for new opportunities.
Date & Time: 19 Feb 2018 7:14 am
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: 19 Feb 2018 10:18 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Mar
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Mars
We are more courageous and able to take the lead. We are in tune with our natural desires and instincts. We express our feelings honestly. We are independent, resourceful, and brave.
Date & Time: 19 Feb 2018 10:41 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Nod
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting North Node
A good time for dealing with the public, for making connections, and for taking positive steps towards a personal or professional goal. You are able to make changes. This is a feel-good time for embracing new opportunities.
Date & Time: 19 Feb 2018 11:55 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Chi
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Chiron
Date & Time: 19 Feb 2018 12:32 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: 19 Feb 2018 12:48 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: 19 Feb 2018 4:41 pm
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: 19 Feb 2018 8:46 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Pluto
Deeper feelings emerge suddenly, and possibly in a disruptive way. We may be over-reacting or going to extremes. Wait for the tension to subside before taking action.
Date & Time: 19 Feb 2018 4:05 am
Event: Tr-Tr Ven SSq Ura
Description: Transiting Venus SemiSquare Transiting Uranus
The desire for something new and different is stimulated. Social affairs are unpredictable. There can be aloofness or rebelliousness in relationships, with fashion and trends, and regarding our tastes. Sudden whims and fancies can take hold. There can be issues with personal freedom and expression which seem at odds with closeness or intimacy.
Date & Time: 19 Feb 2018 4:12 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Sxt Pal
Description: Transiting Venus Sextile Transiting Pallas
We deal with one another in a balanced, fair, and peaceful way. The platonic elements of a relationship may be emphasized now. This can also be a very creative, artistic time.
Date & Time: 19 Feb 2018 11:28 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Pll Jun
Description: Transiting Venus Parallel Transiting Juno
Date & Time: 19 Feb 2018 6:25 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mar Tri Nod
Description: Transiting Mars Trine Transiting North Node
We have the chance to reassess our goals and realign ourselves with our purpose. Challenges are exciting. We can feel that we are heading in the right direction. New opportunities abound to help us achieve our desires. Someone may be giving us a helping hand.
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
BALANCE OF SIGNS
Initiating, pioneering energy. Independent, bold, courageous, assertive, fiery, inspirational, direct, decisive. Can be egotistical, impulsive, impatient, aggressive, lacking subtlety.
Compassionate, sensitive, self-sacrificing, gentle, intuitive. Can be escapist, impractical, hyper- sensitive, gullible.
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.
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.
We are more compassionate, emotional, and intuitive than usual, and we may react emotionally to situations, possibly at the expense of logic or practicality.
BALANCE OF MODES
We may be open to change but may not have much follow-through.
We are flexible, adaptable, willing, open to change, and possibly flighty or nervous.
LUNAR PHASE: NEW MOON
Moon 0 to 45 degrees ahead of the Sun.
This is an energetic, impulsive, and subjective period of time. We are looking for new projects and opportunities.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EST) on February 19th:
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 ARIES
We are itching to take action and to pioneer something. All things equal, this is a time to begin new projects. Exercise patience and selflessness where possible, but embrace Aries’ courage and directness. Look for new opportunities.
16TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Pons
Sabian Symbol: Dancing in the setting sun.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
TRINE MARS Orb 0°52′ Separating
Feelings and desires seem to be in sync, making this a good time to take purposeful action. Healthy competition, resourcefulness, courage.
CONJUNCTION URANUS Orb 9°56′ Applying
This can be a time when we feel a need to make a change, however big or small, and we may feel compelled to experiment or improvise. We don’t want to feel restricted by routine or convention now.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 4°47′ Applying
Unacknowledged feelings can emerge in possibly disruptive ways. We may be acting in compulsive or possessive ways now.
THE SUN IN PISCES
You are an imaginative and serene individual. You need to express your fantasies and imagination, and may be a dreamer or be ungrounded.
1ST DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Right calcaneum
Sabian Symbol: A public market.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION MERCURY Orb 1°47′ Separating
Thoughts and communications about ourselves and our goals. We are expressing ourselves confidently, directly, and clearly.
MERCURY IN PISCES
You are highly intuitive with a good imagination. You have the ability to tune into other people’s thoughts. You may have difficulty distinguishing reality from fantasy. You may experience periods where you seem to disappear into a dream world before being jolted back to reality.
3RD DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Nerves of right foot
Sabian Symbol: A petrified forest.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
CONJUNCTION VENUS Orb 8°08′ Applying
We are more agreeable, sociable, and focused on balance and harmony. Conversations flow nicely.
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.
11TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Lymph vessels of foot
Sabian Symbol: Men seeking illumination.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
SQUARE MARS Orb 3°46′ Applying
You may have some difficulty being patient with loved ones. You can be aggressive and irritable when others fail to keep up with your activities. You can be equally impatient with yourself.
CONJUNCTION NEPTUNE Orb 2°30′ Applying
You yearn for romance within your personal relationships. You are seeking an ideal and perfect partner, who only exists in fairy tales. You become disillusioned with the imperfections of relationships and seek solace in a fantasy world. You need to face the realities and imperfections of yourself and others. Then you will be able to share beauty, art and creative pursuits with your partners.
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.
15TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Right iliac vein
Sabian Symbol: The ground hog looking for its shadow.
ASPECTS OF MARS
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 1°15′ Separating
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°22′ 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 3°58′ Separating
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. (from December 19, 2017, to March 21, 2020; and then from July 1 to December 17, 2020).
7TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Left adductor muscle
Sabian Symbol: A veiled prophet of power.
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.
16TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Left iliac vein
Sabian Symbol: Sea gulls watching a ship.
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.
12TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Cervical and brachial plexi
Sabian Symbol: A young couple walk down main-street, window-shopping.
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.
29TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Left tibia
Sabian Symbol: Butterfly emerging from a chrysalis.
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.
8TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Inferior vena cava
Sabian Symbol: A bolshevik propagandist.
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 19, 2018**
Aspects to Mer 16°Aq45 -17°48′
Cnj 17°Aq37 SUALOCIN Tantalizing but naive.
Aspects to Mar 09°Sg16 -21°18′
Cnj 10°Sg00 ANTARES *** Success which can be obsessive
Aspects to Pal 07°Ta20 -18°06′
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