- The Moon is in Scorpio.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- The Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse occurred on January 31st in the sign of Leo, and the Last Quarter Moon will occur tomorrow.
Daily Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Both Mercury and Venus in your friendship and community sector form easygoing aspects today, dear Aries, and you can find yourself in a good position with a friend, network, associate, or regarding an enjoyable pursuit. Cultivating relationships, not only with friends and networks but also in partnership, can be as simple as trying something new together. A Venus-Uranus aspect can bring a pleasant element of surprise to the mix. There is a good spirit of openness, adventure, and progress that becomes you. This can also be an active time for inventive new ideas, dreams, wishes, plans, and possibilities. Look to friends and group activities for opportunities to mingle with someone special. Inviting energy is with you for all things romantic and social, but also for shopping and finances. You are attracted to new-fangled, improved, and progressive objects, people, and ideas today! You’re in a good position for sound choices and hard work related to publishing and communications projects, as well. It may be a good time to talk shop with associates or to run business ideas by friends.
Your personality is more progressive and open than usual today, dear Taurus, and you may have a nice bounce in your step as you don’t feel weighed down by problems. This is the nature of Uranus as it looks to the future and is anxious to grow, improve, and move on. Your ruler, Venus, forms a pleasing aspect with Uranus today, and is presently at the top of your solar chart, benefiting your professional or public life. You are in the position to charm superiors, and perhaps a few people in your personal life as well. There can be an opportunity to draw upon your inner wisdom to solve a problem. You’re bringing inventiveness and unique insight to the day, and you may very well get credit for it. You’re not abandoning traditional ways that have served you well, but you’re trying out something new now, and it’s working for you! Financially, your ideas can be golden right now. You might thoroughly enjoy pouring concentrated energy into some research or a special project.
Experimenting with ideas can bring you opportunities now, dear Gemini, and so can networking. Learning, sharing, promoting, and publishing can be in good form today as Mercury and Venus, both in your sector of the higher mind, form harmonious aspects to Vesta and Uranus, respectively. You seem to intuitively know future trends, enabling inventive, timely ideas and solutions. New friendships are possible for some of you, and refreshing or renewing current connections can be in focus for others. In fact, this is one of the best times of the month for connecting and sharing. This can also be a time for putting substantial effort into your projects and making real progress. Intellectual exchanges are not only enjoyable, but they’re even fruitful now.
With a Venus-Uranus connection today, dear Cancer, people tend to move past problems more readily and embrace new attitudes. Take advantage of this for letting go of frustration or insecurity and trying something new, yourself. Negotiations can be successful. There can be a happy intimate connection, a financial advance, or a workplace or reputation improvement that puts a spring in your step. People on the job may be seeing and appreciating you for your unique input. Problems can be solved, not necessarily through great effort or focus, but through a general willingness to let things go and put things behind you. Some of you might enjoy surprise freedom from an obligation. However, with a Mercury-Vesta aspect also active today, you may very well enjoy pouring extra energy into organizing, working, or researching something important to you. You can be excited about finding solutions to problems or for making life a little better or more comfortable.
You’re in a great position to see things more clearly and comprehensively if you take a partner’s viewpoint into account today, dear Leo, as well as for advancing and growing a close relationship. It’s a promising time to consult with someone special in your life or to put your heads together to come up with inspiring ideas. What emerges in a partnership or friendship today can be very productive, and if not, at the least you feel you can move past problems. This is a good time for connecting with others who inspire you mentally, or there may be a mind-expanding experience today. Relationships are enlivened and refreshed with an especially open approach to one another or sharing different experiences and activities. You may be attracted to someone with an interesting mind or drawing people to you who appreciate your unique way of thinking.
This is an active period for work and health improvement, dear Virgo, with a strong showing in your solar sixth house. Today, Mercury and Venus in this sector connect well with Vesta and Uranus, respectively, facilitating tangible progress and a gently motivating spirit of looking forward and moving on. New methods and plans for self-improvement, work, wellness, or routines are exciting now. Solutions to problems are unlikely to be traditional ones, or they aren’t arrived at from a conservative mindset right now. Positive vibes while pursuing your daily routines or in your work are likely today, and to some extent this week, and quite possibly, social opportunities can emerge. You may have new ideas — or discover alternative methods — related to health, nutrition, the organization of your daily life, or fitness. Relationships benefit from an open, accepting approach to desires and needs, and cooperation comes naturally today.
Others are unlikely to turn you, or your plans, down today, dear Libra. You can make good headway in a creative or communications project, and studies are likely to go well, particularly if you apply yourself in a step-by-step, traditional manner. You are more focused and willing to put in the effort necessary to make substantial progress. At the same time, there is a cheerful spirit of growth to the day that feels good. Others are drawn to your quirkier, more unique qualities, which you’re happy to share. There can be lively exchanges with a love interest, friend, or child. You can turn around most any problem or boring situation with a fresh and fun approach. This can be a day of a surprise invite for some. In some way, you are breaking out of an old pattern now, and new approaches to people and projects in your life bring rewards today.
You’re in an excellent position for arriving at happy agreements with others today, dear Scorpio. A Venus-Uranus sextile adds a pleasant element of surprise and perhaps a bit of genius to your interactions. You instinctively know how to approach situations in the best way possible. Family, home, and work matters can move forward pleasantly, particularly if you are open to new ideas for improving your situation as well as trying out new and improved ways of relating and integrating. New or alternative methods of approaching health, domestic, and work matters are likely highly useful to you now, deserving a second look. Venus-Uranus is also helpful for getting over things or moving past grudges, insecurities, and resentment. Practically speaking, this is also a beautiful day for problem-solving. An organized, loyal, dedicated, and committed mindset helps you get through pretty much anything now.
You’re in excellent form today both socially and practically, dear Sagittarius thanks to Venus-Uranus and Mercury-Vesta sextiles. Vesta in your sign suggests a stronger ability to concentrate and focus on what means the most to you. While the Moon points to some need to keep a low profile to catch up on rest (or healing) today, whatever you do now tends to work out for the best. This is a good day for romantic matters, learning, sharing, and connecting in general. You feel freer and more spontaneous as you interact with others, whether in person or through writing. There can be interesting things to learn from a sibling, classmate, child, or friend. There can be much enjoyment derived from learning endeavors. Updated technology or new gadgetry can open up a new channel of communication for you. Even the most casual of mingling can lead to good things. You’re making smart decisions and seeing your priorities. You are likely to give good advice and to be specially regarded as someone who knows what they’re doing or is committed and focused.
With openness to new ways of doing the routine, dear Capricorn, you can have some fun and make progress today. Both Mercury and Venus in your finances and values sector receive harmonious aspects, pointing to opportunities. It’s a good time for financial matters and even for shopping or acquiring new things. You might discover a fresh interest. Home improvement efforts can be successful now. You are a little more daring and willing to experiment with designs, ideas, and ways of relating to others. Practical, business, and financial affairs can benefit from some fresh thinking. Inventive solutions to problems are yours to discover. You can find yourself pleasantly committed to a money-making project or to enjoying and taking care of what you own.
This a potentially excellent day for personal plans and personal appeal, dear Aquarius, with both Mercury and Venus in your sign forming harmonious angles to Vesta and Uranus, respectively. Venus in your sign in harmony with your ruler, Uranus, increases your powers of attraction, mainly through your communications. People regard you well right now, appreciating your unique qualities more than usual. There can be good news received, but it’s also entirely possible that something you communicate, or how you deliver your message, is helping you achieve what you desire. Using the power of words to attract what you want or for furthering your interests and goals can work well for you now. As well, your thinking is especially sound. There can be minor social blunders or mild misunderstandings to sort through, but excellent opportunities for getting organized emerge now. You’re in a good position to speak with authority, focus on something important to you, and throw extra energy into a project you love.
Energies today are both practical and freeing, dear Pisces. Through interactions with others or pleasurable pastimes, you can let go of some inhibitions and enjoy yourself more thoroughly. This is a time for growing and improving situations, relationships, attitudes, and projects through a spirit of openness and with a progressive approach. With increased freedom and respect, relationships flourish now. However, good things may come instead as the result of moving past something, letting it go, and moving on with Uranus involved. This is a great day in a strong week for thinking and processing, as well. Sound energy is with you today for doing some solo or quiet work. Reorganize or sort through something that requires concentration, or pour extra energy into an enjoyable hobby, some research, or a pet project if possible.
* 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: Feb 6 2018 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 6 2018 3:56 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Neptune
Date & Time: Feb 6 2018 9:05 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Sat
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Saturn
An auspicious time for any project demanding endurance or tolerance. Also good for establishing new habits and rituals.
Date & Time: Feb 6 2018 9:47 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Pallas
We can be at odds with one another over a mental or intellectual matter, belief, or idea now. It takes extra effort to understand one another.
Date & Time: Feb 6 2018 2:06 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Ura
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Uranus
Date & Time: Feb 6 2018 6:01 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Cer
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Ceres
There can be conflicts with loved ones, or we could be feeling unsupported. People could seem insensitive or uncaring, or our own needs seem to be at odds with the needs of family and friends.
Date & Time: Feb 6 2018 6:44 pm
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 6 2018 7:48 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Jun
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Juno
Date & Time: Feb 6 2018 7:52 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Chi
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Chiron
Hurt feelings may be opportunities for healing. Now is the time for building bridges, not burning them.
Date & Time: Feb 6 2018 11:36 pm
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 6 2018 1:54 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Opp Cer
Description: Transiting Mercury Opposition Transiting Ceres
Disagreements or misunderstandings are possible, as it is difficult to understand people’s intentions.
Date & Time: Feb 6 2018 6:46 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Sxt Ves
Description: Transiting Mercury Sextile Transiting Vesta
We are willing to put in the effort for a mental interest or project, and can feel pleasantly dedicated to our work or ideas. We are more able to focus on what we’re doing and communicating, and are more inclined to notice and consider details.
Date & Time: Feb 6 2018 8:37 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Sxt Ura
Description: Transiting Venus Sextile Transiting Uranus
This is a good time for experimenting and improvising, as well as trying on new ways of expressing ourselves and relating.
Date & Time: Feb 6 2018 5:02 am
Event: Tr-Tr Ves Tri Cer
Description: Transiting Vesta Trine Transiting Ceres
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
BALANCE OF SIGNS
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.
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.
BALANCE OF MODES
We are thinking about the long view, seeking out security and stability rather than change. We may be committed, focused, resistant to making changes, and stubborn.
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 6th:
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 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.
7TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Left epididymus, right Fallopian tube
Sabian Symbol: Deep-sea divers.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
SQUARE MERCURY Orb 3°04′ Applying
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.
SEXTILE SATURN Orb 1°31′ Separating
We are more able to find a balance between our own emotional needs and our responsibilities. We are more tolerant, deliberate, and resolute.
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 6°03′ Applying
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.
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
CONJUNCTION MERCURY Orb 7°51′ Applying
Thoughts and communications about ourselves and our goals. We are expressing ourselves confidently, directly, and clearly.
CONJUNCTION VENUS Orb 6°48′ Separating
We take pride in our ability to relate well with others or to smooth over differences now. Graciousness, diplomacy, charm, and some superficiality are themes. This is a good period for social affairs, pleasure, amusement, and romance, all things considered.
SQUARE JUPITER Orb 3°57′ Applying
There can be exaggerated good moods or a tendency to go over the top now. Clashes of ego can occur.
CONJUNCTION THE SOUTH NODE Orb 2°55′ 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.
10TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Skin of left lower leg
Sabian Symbol: A popularity that proves ephemeral.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
CONJUNCTION THE SOUTH NODE Orb 4°56′ 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 AQUARIUS
You enjoy unconventional and odd relationships, which give you the freedom to express your individuality. You enjoy talking more than touching. You enjoy being in a group of friends.
25TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Left tibialis anterior muscle
Sabian Symbol: A butterfly with the right wing more perfectly formed.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
SQUARE JUPITER Orb 2°50′ Separating
We are easily distracted, craving pleasure or leisure. We may be overdoing things, overselling ourselves, overbuying, or overstating our affections. There can be a lack of self-discipline now. However, we can also push ourselves to reach a little further than we usually do, particularly on a social level.
SEXTILE URANUS Orb 0°26′ Applying
You like relationships which offer you the opportunity to express your individuality.
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.
7TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Right superior femoral artery
Sabian Symbol: Cupid knocking at the door.
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.
22ND DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Ethmoid bone
Sabian Symbol: Hunters starting out for ducks.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
SEXTILE PLUTO Orb 1°48′ 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 4°13′ Applying
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. (December 19, 2017, to March 21, 2020; and then July 1 to December 17, 2020).
6TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Right adductor muscle
Sabian Symbol: A dark archway and ten logs at the bottom.
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.
ASPECTS OF URANUS
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 5°05′ Applying
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)
13TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Plantar artery of left foot
Sabian Symbol: A sword in a museum.
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).
20TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Tendons of right knee
Sabian Symbol: A hidden choir singing.
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.
11TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Adductor muscles
Sabian Symbol: The lamp of physical enlightenment at the left temple.
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.
6TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Larynx
Sabian Symbol: A bridge being built across a gorge.
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.
23RD DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Left gastroscnemius muscle
Sabian Symbol: A big bear sitting down and waving all its paws.
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.
11TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Subclavian veins
Sabian Symbol: Children on a swing in a huge oak tree.
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 6, 2018**
Aspects to Sun 17°Aq51 -15°28′
Cnj 17°Aq37 SUALOCIN Tantalising but naive.
Aspects to Ves 10°Sg20 -16°24′
Cnj 10°Sg00 ANTARES *** Success which can be obsessive
Aspects to Nod 14°Le55 +16°21′
Cnj 15°Le27 DUBHE Loving but forceful