- The Moon is in Scorpio.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase until 10:53 AM, after which the Moon is in its Last Quarter phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurs today at 10:53 AM, and the New Moon/Solar Eclipse will occur on February 15th in the sign of Aquarius.
Daily Astro Highlights for each Sign:
You can feel a little divided today, dear Aries, as you have many social inclinations or desires to experiment, explore, and change, while you also feel a strong call to enjoy quiet, non-demanding situations. One side of you is chatty, the other pensive and observant. This shouldn’t pose too much of a problem as long as you find ways to satisfy both needs. The Moon spends the day in your intimacy sector, and you’re drawn to experiences and activities that help you better understand your inner workings and the motivations of people around you. Getting in touch with our deeper selves is essential work from time to time, as very often we are going through life on autopilot. This year, with Jupiter also in this sector, it’s a particularly enlightening process. Today, you might learn of something helpful that was previously hidden or private.
The Moon is in your opposite sign all day, dear Taurus, and this puts your emotional focus on others, especially a close relationship, partnership, or another one-on-one scenario. It also stimulates sensitivity to those things in your life that feel as if they’ve become out of balance. It’s a good time to turn to others for help, support, or advice, but it’s important to “own” any decision that comes out of this process. Ideas generated with or about relationships are winners today. Relationship and practical goals may seem to clash in the first half of the day, but as the day progresses, you’ll find it easier to enjoy both.
The Moon spends the day in your work and health sector, dear Gemini, and you’ll be motivated to handle details, deal with practical affairs, and get some work done today. Instead of dwelling on flaws, which you see more clearly right now, you are inclined to make good use of your time by fixing problems and feeling accomplished as a result. Jupiter as a long-term guest in this same sector of your solar chart generally makes more fun out of routine for you this year. Keeping yourself busy and willingness to play a supportive role seem to be the best strategies at this point in the lunar month. If you throw your energy into something that truly pleases you now, you’re likely to feel stronger and happier for it.
While good energy continues for your inner world, depth emotions, and intimate connections, dear Cancer, today is a time for remembering to have fun, entertain and be entertained, and get creative. You’re likely to wrestle with this earlier today but own it as the day progresses. As the Moon aligns with Jupiter today, you can enjoy happier moods and a stronger ability to take daily affairs in stride. There is a sense that you are more in charge of your happiness, and of course, this is the case. This transit amps up emotions surrounding the joys of romance, love, entertainment, and creative activities in your life.
The Scorpio Moon today highlights the sector of home and family in your solar chart, dear Leo, encouraging you to slow down rather than rev up. You might prefer to stick close to home or regular, familiar routines as a result. Your heart may be with family or you are more introspective than usual. There is very sociable energy with you these days, and this continues some more as a general, but today you’re likely to require more time to regroup, renew, and relax. Soulful moments or everyday activities are in the spotlight. As Mercury and Neptune form a semi-sextile, there can be some tendency for conversations to bother you on a deeper level if someone’s not getting you today. Verbalizing your wants may help.
The Moon aligns with Jupiter in your communications sector today, dear Virgo, expanding your sense of emotional satisfaction from learning, connecting, and communicating — areas of general increase and good fortune in recent months and for many months to come. Jupiter has a way of magnifying feelings, whether they’re good or bad, however, so if there are problem areas, you may feel them more acutely. The Moon first clashes with the Sun today, and you may feel you have a little too much on your plate, but as the day advances, you’re likely to find a happier balance. It’s a busy day, and the trick will be to keep your head on straight! The lines are open for communications, particularly with a partner or for other one-on-one interactions. Multi-tasking is okay for you right now, and can even benefit you.
The Moon aligns with Jupiter in your solar second house today, dear Libra. This can have the effect of expanding your feelings of emotional satisfaction surrounding your level of comfort or security, talents, or current financial situation. It’s a time for appreciating what you have and looking for ways to boost your feelings of security and comfort. Certainly with much planetary activity in your outgoing, creative sector these days, you have been a little more willing to take a risk, but today, you crave and need some predictability. Any activity that reconnects you to the physical world of the five senses can be helpful and healing now. You continue to experience many new and exciting developments in your life, and it makes sense to center yourself for the sake of clarity and calm.
The Moon transits your sign all day, dear Scorpio, and for the most part, you’re in the position to set the pace, although not everyone is following your lead today. Your emotional desires and personal needs are upfront and center. Allow your emotions to report to you rather than rule you for best results. You can find an active channel for expressing your feelings through communication mediums today. Romantic energy is also in good form. This morning, you may have trouble integrating your need to trailblaze and your desire to stick with what’s familiar. Later, the Moon aligns with Jupiter, pulling up your feelings of emotional satisfaction for review.
The Moon spends the day in the sign just behind yours today, dear Sagittarius, and will enter Sagittarius tomorrow. This is not a time when you’re unusually forthcoming or expressive with your feelings, as you can be a little guarded, but it’s also a time when you are processing recent experiences, and it can take a bit of time to get in touch with your innermost feelings. Some tension is possible this morning as the Moon clashes with the Sun, and your needs to connect and communicate seem to conflict with needs to wind down. Tackle areas of guilt that may be preventing you from getting the break you need and deserve. You might thoroughly enjoy a breather or healthy escape from the demands of daily life, especially as the day advances.
Today brings a stronger desire to be around people, dear Capricorn, and the need to diversify, experiment, and enjoy new or unusual experiences, thanks to today’s Moon transit. The Sun in your predictable, middle-of-the-road second house clashes with the Moon in the first half of the day, and it can take a bit of time to figure out how to manage these things. However, the Moon also aligns with Jupiter in your social sector, pulling up strong feelings about friends, goals, hopes, and dreams. Common philosophies and beliefs are apparent now, perhaps because you’re seeking to see them! You’re embracing the idea of gently pushing the usual boundaries and seeking out different experiences. Your more inventive and innovative side can blossom now.
The Moon spends the day at the top of your solar chart, dear Aquarius, highlighting your career and reputation sector, and will continue to do so until tomorrow morning. If you feel things heating up in your career or your public life, you’re very much in tune. This morning, the Sun in your sign clashes with the Moon, and you can feel a tense pull between needs to perform and desires for independence. However, the Moon aligns with Jupiter, and it becomes more comfortable and natural to follow your goals, and possibly even the rules! There can be a boost to your reputation, public life, or career. You may be feeling more appreciated for the work you do, and with the feedback positive, you are motivated to do an even better job. You may be in a position to shine through meeting a responsibility, or simply to enjoy recent successes today.
While there is undoubtedly a time for concentrating on details, dear Pisces, today you need to take a step back to see the bigger picture. As well, doing something entirely different than the usual can be a goal now. This energy seems to clash with the Sun currently encouraging you to take things easy and relax, but you may very well find that taking a step out of your routine allows you to refresh yourself emotionally. With Jupiter, a long-term guest in your solar ninth house, opening up and broadening your perception of the world, and today, the Moon tapping into this energy, this broad, expansive theme is reinforced. You might be attracted to a cause that inspires or expands your worldview. You might have a pleasant conversation, hear news, or read something that makes you feel hopeful or encourages a new idea or interest.
* 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 7, 2018, at 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 7, 2018, at 10:53 am
Event: Third Quarter at 18°Sc49′
Date & Time: Feb 7, 2018, at 3:21 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: Feb 7, 2018, at 10:53 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Sun
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Sun
This is a time for noticing discrepancies. Self-expression doesn’t flow well, and conflicts can be stirred. There can be some resistance and irritability. This can be a time when we’re compelled to take action, make changes, and solve problems.
Date & Time: Feb 7, 2018, at 1:15 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Pluto
This can be a good time for getting loans, for taking care of business, and for dealing with money matters. It’s also good for getting in touch with feelings and managing them effectively. There can be a boost to our intimate life, creative impulses, and self-understanding. Events occurring now might involve some kind of karmic repayment or benefit. We could discover new information, hidden information, or a lost item. This is a time for recycling – seeing new uses for old items. True feelings come to the surface.
Date & Time: Feb 7, 2018, at 2:11 pm
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 7, 2018, at 4:56 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction Transiting Jupiter
We want to do good and to honor our inner code. We are generous with our energy, time, and money. Our feelings expand or are magnified, for better or for worse. It’s generally a good time to teach, learn, write, express ourselves, reach out, travel, publish, and promote. We may go over the top.
Date & Time: Feb 7, 2018, at 6:34 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Jun
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Juno
There may be clinging or controlling behavior if we are driven by our fears. Hypersensitivity and moodiness are possible. Tread lightly with tricky emotional issues.
Date & Time: Feb 7, 2018, at 11:16 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Ura
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Uranus
There can be vague insecurity stimulated now, as we feel a little out of control faced with unpredictable events or feelings. There may be a conflict between a desire for familiarity and comfort, and the need for a change or excitement.
Date & Time: Feb 7, 2018, at 11:35 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Ven
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Venus
Date & Time: Feb 7, 2018, at 3:26 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mer SSq Chi
Description: Transiting Mercury SemiSquare Transiting Chiron
There is greater sensitivity to what is being said, choice of words, and syntax. Memories and dreams are strong right now. It is time to forgive and forget.
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: THIRD QUARTER
Moon from 90 to 45 degrees behind the Sun.
We have strong beliefs and are likely to put them into action. We have the wisdom to know when to act, but sometimes can be inflexible.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EST) on February 7th:
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.
20TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Ligaments of penis, Bartholin’s glands
Sabian Symbol: A woman drawing two dark curtains aside.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
SQUARE THE SUN Orb 0°31′ Separating
There can be a conflict between our intentions and our emotions now. We can feel tense and unsatisfied until we take care of problems. We can be unsure about whether we want support or to do things independently.
SQUARE VENUS Orb 6°31′ Applying
There could be clashes between the desire for familiarity and the need for pleasure. Overindulgence or overspending possible.
CONJUNCTION JUPITER Orb 2°30′ Applying
We want to honor our inner code. We are generous with our energy, time, and money. Our feelings expand or are magnified, for better or for worse. It’s generally a good time to teach, learn, write, express ourselves, reach out, travel, publish, and promote. We may go over the top, however.
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 6°22′ Separating
We are turning into the subtle aspects of life – art, nature, beauty, dreams, and spiritual realms. We more naturally accept situations and people as they are. Sensitivity, compassion.
SEXTILE PLUTO Orb 0°38′ Applying
This is a good time for feeling emotionally certain and motivated. We are more resourceful and insightful. The ability to keep the emotions on the inside today may be a strategy that turns out to be most successful.
TRINE CHIRON Orb 6°42′ Applying
There can be new or easy understanding of our feelings and impressions now. We have a greater understanding of, or compassion for, others’ problems. We are more emotionally present and involved.
THE SUN IN AQUARIUS
You are unconventional, friendly, unpredictable and innovative. You like originality and may become rebellious.
19TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Spinal nervous system
Sabian Symbol: A forest fire quenched.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION MERCURY Orb 7°12′ Applying
Thoughts and communications about ourselves and our goals. We are expressing ourselves confidently, directly, and clearly.
CONJUNCTION VENUS Orb 7°02′ 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°01′ 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 3°56′ 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.
12TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Left cruciate ligaments
Sabian Symbol: People on stairs graduated upwards.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
CONJUNCTION THE SOUTH NODE Orb 3°16′ 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.
26TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Right fibula
Sabian Symbol: A hydrometer.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
SQUARE JUPITER Orb 4°00′ 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°47′ Separating
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.
8TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Left superior femoral artery
Sabian Symbol: Rocks and things forming therein.
ASPECTS OF MARS
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 5°33′ Applying
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.
22ND DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Ethmoid bone
Sabian Symbol: Hunters starting out for ducks.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
SEXTILE PLUTO Orb 1°52′ 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°11′ 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)
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.
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.
7TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Vocal cords
Sabian Symbol: A woman of samaria comes to draw water from the well.
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.
10TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Jugular vein
Sabian Symbol: Early morning dew.
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 7, 2018**
Aspects to Ves 10°Sg46 -16°27′
Cnj 10°Sg00 ANTARES *** Success which can be obsessive
Aspects to Nod 14°Le55 +16°21′
Cnj 15°Le27 DUBHE Loving but forceful