- The Moon is in Gemini all day.
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter Moon phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred on the 3rd and a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse will occur on the 10th.
Times are EST.
This can be a busy, chatty, and somewhat scattered day, dear Aries, but quite engaging, particularly in the first half of the day. You’re expressing yourself well – not necessarily eloquently but with intention. The urge to escape can overcome you in the second half, and many distractions or an unsettled mind may figure strongly now, leading to procrastination. Jupiter comes to a station before turning retrograde for just over four months, and it’s time to take a harder look at a partnership or a venture. Focus on developing current projects rather than taking on more.
The Moon has moved beyond your sign, and while its stay in Taurus has helped you recognize your needs, it feels good now that you are more in control of your moods as opposed to feeling at their mercy. Others may not be quite so solid or reliable today, however, so try to enjoy the spontaneity they bring into your life. There can be a nice focus on recycling, saving, or repairing this morning – you enjoy making the most of your resources. A good buy is also possible. The second half of the day is where the need for flexibility comes in the handiest as there can be a real tendency for people to deviate from schedules and expectations.
The first half of the day is excellent for motivation and focus, dear Gemini. The Moon is in your sign all day, animating your emotions and encouraging you to express them. A friend can be supportive, and activities related to networking and innovative work can fare particularly well. The second half of the day is better for resting and a flexible schedule. Deviations from the usual are in order, or else your mind will tend to wander. Jupiter is moving to a retrograde station – another sign that you should avoid taking on more than you can reasonably handle.
The day is favorable for contemplative, restful, and emotionally rejuvenating activities, dear Cancer. These are easier to discover naturally in the first half of the day when you tend to gravitate towards helpful situations and people. Today, you’re better off when you observe and plan rather than jump into action without thinking. The second half of the day is a little trickier if you feel unanchored or without a substantial purpose. However, if you let go of expectations and firm plans or schedules, this can be an excellent time for rest and imagination.
In the first half of the day, you’ll feel energized by team efforts and activities with others, dear Leo. The Moon in your solar eleventh house harmonizes with Mars in your adventurous ninth house, encouraging cooperative activities that break the routine, boost your spirits, and/or expand your mind. Later today, you may be sensitive to apparent imbalances in your relationships or a lack of solid purpose. However, letting go of the need to direct everything can be useful, helping you to appreciate the moments. Jupiter moves to a retrograde station – another reason to slow down.
Thoughtful planning is highly favored in the first half of the day, dear Virgo. You are emotionally geared up to take care of business, and you’re quite fearless about tackling challenges. Taking on the role of teacher or guide helps you to refresh your skills and knowledge. You’ll want to get to the heart of a matter. The second half of the day requires letting go of this desire to direct and manage, as good as it worked for you earlier. This can be difficult at first, but doable. Take things easy now. Jupiter moves to a retrograde station, exact early tomorrow, and this is another sign that you may need to rethink your strategies.
You’re in the mood for a change of scenery and refreshing activities today, dear Libra. There can be helpful support for cooperative activities this morning, particularly with a partner or close friend. The energies of the first half of the day tend to support natural discoveries and spontaneity, while you might feel a little lost as to what you want to do in the second half. With Jupiter moving to a retrograde station in your sign, this is, in fact, a good time to reflect and think about how to better make use of your time and energy.
The first half of the day is perfect for both planned and spontaneous activities, dear Scorpio, and for cooperation from people around you. It’s easy to find something exciting and engaging to pour your energy into even if you’re doing things solo. Your emotions are intense but contained, and you’re particularly resourceful right now – you can make pretty much any situation work your way. You’re pulling off things with finesse. The second half of the day feels less directed. Relaxing your expectations or schedule may be in order now. Responses from others may be vague, but it’s temporary, so don’t push.
Relationships are in high focus today, dear Sagittarius. You’re inclined to seek out company and others notice and seek you out in turn. The first half of the day is excellent for relating well with others, making connections, and shared activities. You have more than usual courage and a strong sense of adventure these days, and while today you’re not quite as independent as other days, you’re nevertheless raring to go and ready to take on a challenge. The second half of the day is better for winding down. Your ruler, Jupiter, is about to turn retrograde, and reflection on your personal plans will do you well.
Putting in the effort towards something productive, however big or small, is what satisfies today, dear Capricorn, with the Moon in your solar sixth house of habits and routines. Motivation to get things done is easy in the first half of the day. Gaining the cooperation of loved ones also comes naturally, although you can work independently quite happily as well. Later today, misunderstandings are more likely than usual, so be a little more careful about what you say and do. You may need to work harder to gain understanding, or you may simply choose to let go of the need to express yourself. It’s a good time for personal reflection.
You are drawn to activities that entertain and offer you a fun and healthy challenge today, dear Aquarius. The first half of the day is excellent for enjoying yourself through games, creative activities, and communicating. Brainstorming can be satisfying. Later today, you may be choosing between making money and having some fun. There can be some confusion about how to direct your energy, in stark contrast to the morning. Jupiter is about to station as it turns retrograde, adding even more haziness to the picture as it makes the shift. It’s better to think, reflect, and observe rather than take new action.
You’re driven to act with purpose in the first half of the day, dear Pisces, so that even though you are a little more withdrawn and cautious than usual all day, you want to keep busy and produce something worthwhile. This comes easily up until this afternoon when distractions are plenty. In truth, the distractions may be the same as they were earlier, but you are more susceptible to them. This may mean that it’s time to take a break from the action and instead focus on reflecting, strategizing, and planning. With Jupiter about to turn retrograde, this is of particular importance. Taking a step back and reassessing matters will do better things for your productivity right 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: 5 Feb 2017 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Gemini
Description: The Moon in Gemini
We are attracted to new ideas, but we need to discriminate more so that we don’t become too scattered. Communications mean more to us than usual.
Date & Time: 5 Feb 2017 0:45 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Jun
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Juno
There can be some inclination to manipulate others to further our own goals, which should be avoided. There may be indecision regarding feelings about a relationship. Alternatively, there can be a conundrum regarding family and a relationship.
Date & Time: 5 Feb 2017 1:51 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: 5 Feb 2017 4:59 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Plu
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare 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: 5 Feb 2017 5:34 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Nod
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting North Node
This is the trigger for out with the old and in with the new. We could feel at odds with others on an emotional level. Public relations are not as favorable now. Plans could need reworking. We could feel temporarily out of the loop.
Date & Time: 5 Feb 2017 6:32 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Sun
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Sun
Date & Time: 5 Feb 2017 10:07 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Ura
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Uranus
We can easily find ourselves all wound up and nervous. Unpredictable responses from others (and ourselves). Emotional eruptions are possible. Not a good time to make permanent decisions, particularly about relationships and family/domestic matters.
Date & Time: 5 Feb 2017 10:15 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Mar
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile 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: 5 Feb 2017 1:24 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Jup
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Jupiter
Time to show some restraint. Grandiosity is not appealing. Neither is excess. Practice self-control. Self-indulgence is more likely now. We’re not as inclined to consider the consequences of over-eating, over-drinking, or overdoing in general. We may be acting in a haughty manner.
Date & Time: 5 Feb 2017 1:54 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Ves
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Vesta
We can be a little stiff with our emotions, and we can be distracted from our work or focus. There can be difficulty expressing tenderness, concern, or care.
Date & Time: 5 Feb 2017 5:53 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Neptune
There can be confusion, misunderstanding, or some level of chaos and uncertainty. Avoid money transactions or new business initiatives – it can be difficult to think clearly. There may be deception or self-deception to deal with. We might have an emotional urge to escape. Feeling out of sorts and don’t know why? Relax and listen to some inspirational music. Honor your need to feed your more refined or spiritual side, and the difficult feelings will soon fade away.
Date & Time: 5 Feb 2017 8:00 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Pallas
Our judgment may be temporarily impaired by excessive emotions, or emotional bias. We may be experiencing a conundrum. Someone’s belief or idea can make us feel insecure or out of sorts, or otherwise rub us the wrong way. There can be sensitivity to others’ opinions experienced now.
Date & Time: 5 Feb 2017 9:44 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Mer
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare 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: 5 Feb 2017 0:16 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mer SSq Pal
Description: Transiting Mercury SemiSquare Transiting Pallas
There can be mental tension and disorganization, making this a difficult time to get a clear message across.
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
Initiating, pioneering energy. Independent, bold, courageous, assertive, fiery, inspirational, direct, decisive. Can be egotistical, impulsive, impatient, aggressive, lacking subtlety.
Agile, versatile, inquisitive, flowing, conversational, airy, many ideas. Can be volatile, superficial, changeable, restless and inconsistent.
Disciplined, responsible, reliable, industrious, conscientious, practical, achieving. Can be pessimistic, overly conventional, rigid, materialistic, callous.
Humanitarian, innovative, group conscious, progressive, serving others. Can be rebellious, eccentric, aloof, emotionally superficial, overly extroverted.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
We tend to favor rational, objective thought over emotions, impulses, and feelings at this time. We are more intellectual, fair-minded, and logical in our approach, Ideas flow easily and quickly, we are more communicative and guided by principles, and also somewhat dispassionate or impersonal.
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
We are ready to take action and to take on challenges, and can become frustrated with stagnant conditions.
LUNAR PHASE: FIRST QUARTER
Moon from 90 to 135 degrees ahead of the Sun.
We are motivated to take action, perhaps due to a clash, conflict, or stress, as we are more aware of problems and differences now. Plans are beginning to take off or turn a corner. We should watch for pushing too hard.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EST) on February 5th:
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 GEMINI
We are attracted to new ideas and are especially curious. We may need to discriminate so that we don’t become too scattered. Communications mean more to us than usual.
8TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Bronchi
Sabian Symbol: Around a closed-down factory strikers mill defiantly.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
SEXTILE MARS Orb 0°59′ Separating
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, and are more independent, resourceful, or brave.
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 3°30′ Applying
We may feel a need to escape or to rewrite our lives in various ways – by seeing what we want to see, for example. This is a short time in which there can be lack of clarity. Emotional and physical sensitivity.
THE SUN IN AQUARIUS
You are unconventional, friendly, unpredictable and innovative. You like originality and may become rebellious.
18TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Spinal nervous system
Sabian Symbol: A man unmasked.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
TRINE JUPITER Orb 6°03′ Applying
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.
MERCURY IN CAPRICORN
You are a wise and careful thinker. You place importance on credibility and authority. Therefore you will seek knowledge which carries some authority. You may approach new ideas with caution.
28TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Right genicular arteries
Sabian Symbol: A large aviary.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
SQUARE JUPITER Orb 4°22′ Separating
You have many so many ideas and plans that you are not sure which ones to follow. You make promises you can’t keep, although your intentions are good.
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.
2ND DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Midbrain
Sabian Symbol: A comedian entertaining the group.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
CONJUNCTION MARS Orb 4°43′ Applying
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.
7TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: The ears
Sabian Symbol: A man successfully expressing himself in two realms at once.
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
SEXTILE SATURN Orb 1°53′ Separating
You have a chance to be very successful as you are neither profligate nor mean, but have a balance.
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 1°57′ 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 5°00′ 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°34′ 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 3°50′ 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°28′ 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°02′ 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)
11TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Lymph vessels of foot
Sabian Symbol: Men seeking illumination.
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.
24TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Blood vessels of digestive organs
Sabian Symbol: A woman and two men on a bit of sunlit land facing south.
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.
12TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Plantar artery of right foot
Sabian Symbol: An examination of initiates.
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.
1ST DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Right patella
Sabian Symbol: A chief claims power from the assembled tribe.
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.
1ST DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Throat, gullet
Sabian Symbol: A clear mountain stream.
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 5 Feb 2017 – Event Chart
Aspects to Sun 17°Aq05 -15°42′
Cnj 17°Aq36 SUALOCIN Tantalising but naive.
Aspects to Jup 23°Li08 -07°40′
Cnj 24°Li04 SPICA*** The potential for brilliance.
Aspects to Sat 25°Sg01 -22°03′
Cnj 25°Sg57 ACULEUS Enduring attacks but success
Aspects to Ves 23°Cn27 +24°59′
Cnj 23°Cn27 POLLUX Pain of creativity, competitive
Aspects to Cer 00°Ta11 +06°39′
Cnj 00°Ta38 MIRACH In harmony to be receptive
Aspects to SNo 03°Pi28 -10°13′
Cnj 04°Pi05 FOMALHAUT *** Success through noble ideals
Aspects to BMo 29°Sc04 -14°56′
Cnj 29°Sc41 TOLIMAN Learning, the lessons of life.