- The Moon is in Aquarius all day (until Saturday, February 25th, at 7:24 PM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Crescent phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 18th, and a New Moon (Solar Eclipse) will occur on the 26th.
- Venus is in its pre-retrograde shadow (Venus will be retrograde from March 4-April 15).
Times are EST.
This is another day in which it can be difficult to focus, dear Aries, but you can certainly get some things done. It can be difficult to stay centered or calm with Uranus in your sign in difficult aspect to the Sun. Resist the urge to rebel or to snap at others if you feel that your plans are not coming together as quickly and efficiently as you’d hoped. Honor your need for a change of scene, then return to the task at hand. You can be excited about personal plans, but also totally into home-related endeavors, but it can be hard to fit everything in. We’re two days before a solar eclipse, so it’s wise to find ways to wind down, however.
The desire to pour energy into your private life is strong, dear Taurus, but so is your commitment to personal interests and studies. Today, you may recognize the need to find a balance as you can end up doing neither very well. Unsettled issues from the past may surface unexpectedly or indirectly, which can lead to vague feelings of unrest. Aim to be self-honest and don’t allow these tensions undermine your day or control your behavior. Holding onto problems and secrets can negatively affect your health and well-being, and you’re learning to bring these into the light. Letting go is particularly helpful today and tomorrow in the days before a New Moon Solar Eclipse.
You have a lot of energy for your social life and new projects and innovations these days, dear Gemini, but this can conflict with your practical affairs. If so, this is a day when you feel the tension rise high! Finding a balance is necessary so that you maintain some peace of mind. There can be impulsiveness or impatience experienced with the Sun and Uranus in conflict. Avoid acting on ego or emotion and making rash decisions, but recognize your need to make changes. People can be unreliable or rebellious. As difficult as it may be, with a New Moon approaching in only two days, it’s best to find ways to wind down instead of wind up.
You have warm and empowering energy in your social sectors today, dear Cancer, and a conversation about long-term goals and interests can strengthen a bond or connect you with someone special. However, you may be taking on a whole lot and dividing yourself to the point of distraction now, and it’s a good idea to find ways to center yourself. An air of discontent is likely now, but expressing not only tolerance for others’ input but appreciation too, helps you to rise above the more difficult energies of the day. There can be tense energies when it comes to business, career, or reputation matters with Uranus in your solar tenth house in challenging aspect to the Sun. Solutions may not be apparent right now, however. Interests and direction are likely to change rather drastically after the New Moon Solar Eclipse in two days. Look for ways to unburden and unload rather than take on new ventures now.
You have strengthening influences in your work sectors today, dear Leo, making it a good time to handle practical affairs. There is some tension likely, however, with your ruler, the Sun, and Uranus in challenging aspect keeping life feeling a little unpredictable. There can be tensions in close relationships, particularly related to opinions and beliefs. There is a tendency to want more without knowing what that “more” is, or to look outside of ourselves for happiness. A little self-honesty can go a long way today. It’s also important to wind down a little as we approach a New Moon/Solar Eclipse that will occur on Sunday. It’s better to unload rather than take on something new.
These are rather tense days, dear Virgo, but also a time for exciting new ideas and visions. Today, you don’t want barriers and boundaries to limit you in your relationships, but not everyone is likely to be on board with your current needs for growth and change. Aspects of yourself that are interfering with your progress may come to light now through your interactions, and this may feel a little uncomfortable at first, but if you aim to learn from these experiences, you’re in a great position. Accept surprises rather than let them discourage you because, in the process, you may very well learn something entirely new and precious. Do what you can to downsize and let go rather than rev up, as a New Moon/Solar Eclipse will occur in just two days taking you in a new direction.
This can be a day of divided interests, dear Libra, but while it can be a challenge to find a state of peacefulness with this atmosphere, it’s not impossible, particularly for a peacemaking Libra such as yourself! As well, it’s a good idea to wind down as we are only two days from a New Moon/Solar Eclipse. This is a time for making your load lighter, not for taking on new projects. A Sun-Uranus influence points to some boredom with ordinary or routine matters, yet a desire to take care of these things. You’ll need to get creative to fill your need for excitement as you take on mundane affairs. Take the initiative to change the scene. If you don’t recognize your inner need for change, it can come from the outside. There can be some craving for something more from life, but if it isn’t defined or if it’s poorly assigned, then you may end up in a frump. It’s time to do something different or to change your methods.
You have a lot of energy for self-improvement and work these days, dear Scorpio, but you’re also committed to your studies or personal interests, and it can be difficult finding the time to fit everything in. It’s not the best day for sticking strictly to a game plan or automatic patterns of relating and particular routines. A Sun-Uranus influence can shake things up, making it a challenge to do things step by step. However, changes made now are preferably small ones – simple adjustments that allow you room to breathe. Remaining flexible is important. A New Moon/Solar Eclipse will occur in two days, prompting a new direction. For now, think about finishing up projects rather than taking on new ones. However, it’s entirely appropriate to dream up plans for future ventures.
Part of you wants to keep things light and fun, dear Sagittarius, but another part is looking for something deeper. Today, it can be difficult to throw yourself into something wholeheartedly due to this division. As well, you have an appetite for something more than the routine and ordinary. An inner need for change may be difficult to recognize if you’re running on auto-pilot, but can still upset the status quo or attract unusual circumstances and interruptions into your life. Be wary of giving off mixed signals and aim for self-understanding. Recognize your need for a change of pace for best results now. Patience can be hard to muster up but will serve you very well. A New Moon/Solar Eclipse is on the horizon – in just two days, a new cycle begins, and a new direction is likely. Today and tomorrow are best for looking back, letting go, downsizing, and reflecting.
You may feel divided between equally compelling desires to attend to your home/family and your relationships, dear Capricorn. Something has to give, and balance should be sought now. Otherwise, you won’t feel satisfied with anything you do. There is some tension in the air today with a Sun-Uranus influence stirring the pot, but you’ll be better off winding down with two days before a New Moon/Solar Eclipse that will bring new energy and directions into your life. There is little need to get too worked up about frustrating issues that arise today as they have very little staying power. Try to change up your routines in small ways so that you satisfy a need for change.
This is not the time to begin brand new ventures or to take on more commitments, dear Aquarius. For one, a New Moon/Solar Eclipse will occur in just two days, bringing energy for new beginnings. For another, a Sun-Uranus influence encourages you to experiment with different approaches and ideas today. Negotiations are unlikely to be fruitful today as both parties may be worried about their freedom rather than focusing on coming together. There can also be a tendency to soothe feelings of discontent with material things and wants, making it necessary to be a little more aware of what you’re buying now. You’re in good shape with family and loved ones today, however. The Moon is in your sign all day, and you’re even more noticeable than usual.
The Moon in your privacy sector all day encourages quiet times, dear Pisces, and this is important as you approach a New Moon/Solar Eclipse in your sign, set to occur on Sunday. The more you get to know yourself and what you want, the better position you’re in for starting anew. Today’s energies make it a little difficult to relax, but not impossible. Aim to keep things moderate. Do your best to avoid nervous tension, which will distract you from making fair and meaningful assessments, particularly with money and business matters which can be iffy today. Resolve to be flexible and to allow for errors so that you make the best of the day. As well, even though you’re better off resting today and tomorrow, a change of scenery or pace can help refresh you.
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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 24 2017 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Aquarius
Description: The Moon in Aquarius
This is generally a good time for social pursuits, group projects, trying something new, joining a group, and networking. A change of pace refreshes. Hobbies, clubs, and groups may demand attention now. It is time to build networks and cooperate. Humanitarian pursuits are highlighted.
Date & Time: Feb 24 2017 4:22 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Chi
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Chiron
Hurt feelings may be opportunities for healing. Now is the time for building bridges, not burning them.
Date & Time: Feb 24 2017 9:42 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Sat
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Saturn
We could feel burdened, restricted, or limited during this brief influence. We could be feeling a little down on ourselves, excluded, or lonely. There can be some awkwardness or stiffness and difficulty showing affection and feelings. Patience is a virtue right now; otherwise we might succumb to feelings of frustration and sadness. All good things come to those who wait.
Date & Time: Feb 24 2017 10:40 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Ven
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Venus
We are less inhibited and more willing to indulge ourselves. Love and romance can be favorable. Decorating, beauty treatments, the arts, creative pursuits, parties, dates, and recreation are generally favored now. Smile, laugh, and enjoy!
Date & Time: Feb 24 2017 10:52 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Mer
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Mercury
Date & Time: Feb 24 2017 1:35 am
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Sxt Cer
Description: Transiting Sun Sextile Transiting Ceres
We seek out nourishment from, and naturally nurture and support, others right now. Needs and cravings seem to be in harmony, or at least not in conflict, with those of our loved ones. It makes us feel good to help and support.
Date & Time: Feb 24 2017 1:20 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Sxt Jun
Description: Transiting Sun Sextile Transiting Juno
We are taking pride in our relationships. It’s a good time to strengthen and support others, and to build trust. We tend to instinctively know how to behave in ways that boost others’ confidence. This can be a pleasantly ambitious period.
Date & Time: Feb 24 2017 7:10 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mar Sqr Ves
Description: Transiting Mars Square Transiting Vesta
Energy and discipline clash now, making it difficult to get what we want to accomplish done, or leading to overwork. Issues of commitment and loyalty in our relationships or with projects may be inflamed now.
Date & Time: Feb 24 2017 8:09 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mar Pll Ura
Description: Transiting Mars Parallel Transiting Uranus
Date & Time: Feb 24 2017 10:02 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mar Cpl Nep
Description: Transiting Mars ContraParallel Transiting Neptune
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
Initiating, pioneering energy. Independent, bold, courageous, assertive, fiery, inspirational, direct, decisive. Can be egotistical, impulsive, impatient, aggressive, lacking subtlety.
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
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
The modes are balanced.
LUNAR PHASE: BALSAMIC
Moon less than 45 degrees behind the Sun.
Time to tie up loose ends, review, reflect, let go, and edit.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EST) on February 24th:
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 AQUARIUS
You feel secure with intellect rather than emotions. You may be aloof from emotions, or distrust emotions as irrational and unpredictable. You may have viewed your mother as emotionally erratic.
13TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Right tibial artery
Sabian Symbol: A barometer.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
SEXTILE VENUS Orb 0°41′ Separating
We are cooperative, obliging, and kind under this influence. We are more inclined to express our appreciation or affection.
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.
7TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Right talus
Sabian Symbol: A cross lying on rocks.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION MERCURY Orb 8°28′ Applying
Thoughts and communications about ourselves and our goals. We are expressing ourselves confidently, directly, and clearly.
CONJUNCTION NEPTUNE Orb 5°13′ Applying
Fantasy plays a strong part in your life, either as a creative channel or as an escape. You are ‘other worldly’, possibly artistic or musical. You may be unclear of your own identity. Try to use your creativity rather than escaping through addictive behaviour.
CONJUNCTION THE SOUTH NODE Orb 2°52′ 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.
28TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Right tibia
Sabian Symbol: A tree felled and sawed.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
TRINE JUPITER Orb 5°11′ Separating
Good judgment. Taking in the full picture. Speculative thought. Positive thinking. Interest in learning. Teaching.
SEXTILE SATURN Orb 1°20′ Separating
We are seeing our priorirites, taking things seriously, and applying ourselves to important matters. We are drawn to activities that are purposeful and practical. We can be conservative and cautious with our methods, opinions, learning, believing, and communicating. Thoroughness.
CONJUNCTION THE SOUTH NODE Orb 5°35′ Applying
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 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.
13TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Ventricles of brain
Sabian Symbol: A bomb which failed to explode is now safely concealed.
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.
21ST DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Eye muscles
Sabian Symbol: A pugilist entering the ring.
ASPECTS OF MARS
OPPOSITION JUPITER Orb 2°17′ 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.
TRINE SATURN Orb 6°08′ Applying
We can be reserved but possess self-control now. We are better able to focus on priorities or practical affairs. This is a good time to take care of details, to get organized, and to put in hard work.
CONJUNCTION URANUS Orb 1°34′ 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 1°38′ Separating
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 0°42′ 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 3°56′ 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°59′ 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)
27TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Gluteal muscles
Sabian Symbol: The sculptor’s vision is taking form.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
TRINE URANUS Orb 4°33′ 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°51′ 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°13′ 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.
21ST DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Inferior pancreatico-duodenal artery
Sabian Symbol: A prima donna singing.
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.
19TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Extensor muscles of left toes
Sabian Symbol: A master instructing his pupil.
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.
7TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Left adductor muscle
Sabian Symbol: A veiled prophet of power.
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.
6TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Larynx
Sabian Symbol: A bridge being built across a gorge.
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 24 2017 – Event Chart
Aspects to Sun 06°Pi16 -09°12′
Cnj 05°Pi33 DENEB ADIGE Artistic, strong will.
Aspects to Sat 26°Sg28 -22°05′
Cnj 25°Sg58 ACULEUS Enduring attacks but success
Aspects to Ves 20°Cn33 +25°57′
Cnj 20°Cn28 CASTOR To write or create.
Aspects to SNo 03°Pi23 -10°15′
Cnj 04°Pi05 FOMALHAUT *** Success through noble ideals