- The Moon is in Cancer all day (until Thursday, January 9th, at 4:40 AM).
- The Moon is void from 4:59 PM forward (until tomorrow at 4:40 AM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred on the 3rd and a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse will occur on the 10th.
- Mercury spends its first full day in Aquarius (Mercury is in Aquarius from February 7-25).
Times are EST.
This is a strong day for devoting some time and energy to work around the home or spending productive time with family, dear Aries. You can feel a more reliable connection with family or a stronger sense of purpose in your private world now. While life seems to pull you in many different directions today, you’re so desirous of doing something about problem areas that you’re likely to waste little time on uneasy feelings. Instead, you’re inclined to roll up your sleeves and tackle as much as you can. There is quite a bit of excitement about new ideas and ventures stirred this week.
Excellent energy is with you this week for writing, teaching, work with technology, and sharing ideas, dear Taurus. Today may be on the stressful side, but you can nonetheless discover clear opportunities to connect with others in meaningful ways. Friends, siblings, or classmates can be encouraging and help align you with a sense of purpose. A hectic pace is part of the package today, but you’re quick to find the silver lining. Good news may very well arrive now, lifting your spirits.
The day can be hectic and complicated at times, dear Gemini, but through its ups and downs, you can be moved to make changes or take action on problem areas of your life, particularly related to your social affairs. If you can concentrate on practical matters, however, you’ll be in the best of shape today, as you have incredible support for career and money matters with you this week. You are proving your worth without really trying. This is also a good time for word of mouth and reputation improvements. Taking care of business, even through all of the distractions, is rewarding today.
You’ve been spending a lot of time attending to others’ agendas as well as outside goals, dear Cancer, but today, you need to state your needs and pay extra attention to yourself. There can be temptations to make a scene now, but your best bet with most people around you very self-involved is to make yourself happy through rewarding activities and perhaps some self-pampering. Relying on others is not the wisest of choices today. There is wonderful energy with you, however, for feeling a strong sense of purpose through learning, teaching, and sharing ideas, and this is where you might decide to focus your time for best results.
A lot is going on behind the scenes or in your inner world today, dear Leo. While there can be a little too many demands on your time and energy today, you’re in a good position to pull into yourself or to cut out the extra “noise.” This can be a good time for your intimate relationships as well as for helping someone better manage their problems. You’re a great listener today and quite willing to go the extra mile for someone you care about. You need extra emotional space with the Moon in your soul sector all day, however, so be sure to make time for reflection.
You can be craving a break from drama today, dear Virgo, with the Moon in your community and friends sector. Pulling some attention away from personal problems can be beneficial. While there can be a lot of distractions and much to do, you’re in a good position to find supportive people and to feel more purposeful through your support of them. Even though you may not get the chance to concentrate on any one pursuit for very long today, there can be some fantastic opportunities to nurture a pet project, and you should certainly take what you can get in this regard.
There are a lot of competing energies in your life to deal with these days, dear Libra. Today, this can reach a boiling point. You could feel that with your personal plans and the demands of family and relationships that you have little time to pursue your ambitions. But while you may need to make a stand, it’s a good time for devoting extra time and energy to your work and duties. Take whatever opportunities arise for you to attend to your responsibilities so that you can feel freer to pursue your other ventures later. Dedication to a project or business venture can be very satisfying to you.
There can be a hectic pace to the day, dear Scorpio, or you could be so distracted by many different areas of interest and responsibility today that you feel overwhelmed. Finding a better work-life balance is important and a big topic of the week! Even so, this is a generally excellent time for creative ventures, teaching, sharing ideas, traveling, and learning exciting new things. You can feel a stronger sense of purpose through — and pleasant dedication to — a creative pursuit, hobby, or romantic relationship now. Focusing your energies on these things may be your best bet.
Your social life can be up and down today, dear Sagittarius. You may not be able to make much sense of it right now, as some matters may be up in the air, but you can resolve to center yourself and seek out activities that keep you engaged and not quite so dependent on what others are thinking and doing. You might consider whether inner conflicts between wanting closeness and freedom may be at the root of restlessness. It’s a good time for dedicating some time and energy to your home, family, or close relationship, however, and you may very well find a stronger sense of purpose through building a richer connection to your most intimate ties.
With the Moon in your partnership sector forming difficult aspects with many other planets today, dear Capricorn, you could find yourself catering to others’ needs or attempting to do far too many things to keep the peace. Something has to give! However, even with some disorder today, you can find distinct opportunities to communicate and connect well with a partner, relative, or good friend. Showing your dedication or devotion can help improve a bond. Teaching and learning can contribute towards a healthier sense of purpose that lifts your spirits now.
The Moon transits your work and health sector today, dear Aquarius. While this can be a good influence for attention to detail and for improving your routines and practical affairs, the Moon is challenged, and there can be a bit of chaos to deal with. Distractions add to the frustration as you can feel that you’re in a state of perpetual unrest. However, these are likely minor and transient feelings. As well, if you look for them, there are opportunities to improve your work, health, and even money situation. Your work can be satisfying if you can tune out distractions. Helping others may be a source of fulfillment, and you could gain appreciation for a service you provide.
Your social life and emotional state are both areas of ups and downs today, dear Pisces, in part because your own needs and desires are complicated and diverse. As a result, you can have a hard time finding satisfaction with the usual routine. However, if you look closely, you’ll discover wonderful opportunities to express yourself creatively or possibly romantically. Dedicating yourself to a pursuit or even a person can be rewarding today. You may take on the role of leader, guide, or teacher. Do your best to center yourself and focus on your priorities first, and then the things that make you feel most satisfied. This may not be the path of least resistance, but the most fulfilling one.
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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: 8 Feb 2017 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Cancer
Description: The Moon in Cancer
This is a good time for making or nurturing emotional connections, sharing feelings, and connecting with our imagination, warmth, compassion, and sensitivity. We might concentrate on home, family, and domestic matters now. Nurture others and also the self.
Date & Time: 8 Feb 2017 4:59 pm
Event: Moon goes void of course
Date & Time: 8 Feb 2017 8:41 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Pluto
A buried or frustrating issue can now come to a head. Something from the past or that was previously hidden can surface. There can be intensity in our relationships or emotional turbulence within. Complex feelings and entanglements can be issues. The need to let go of something could emerge. Wait for the tension to subside before taking action.
Date & Time: 8 Feb 2017 8:58 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Nod
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting North Node
There may be the need to pause to adjust things before moving plans forward. We could feel at odds with others on an emotional level. Public relations are not as favorable now.
Date & Time: 8 Feb 2017 11:54 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Sun
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Sun
How we feel and what we think we should do can be at odds right now. We could act on our will at the expense of our feelings, or act on our feelings at the expense of our will or ego. Either way, we can feel unsatisfied.
Date & Time: 8 Feb 2017 1:51 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Ura
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Uranus
There may be sudden, minor changes to plans, schedules. There can be rebelliousness and tension. Aim to be open to possibilities, and avoid making permanent decisions.
Date & Time: 8 Feb 2017 4:18 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Chi
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Chiron
There can be new or easy understanding of our feelings and impressions now. We have a greater understanding of, or compassion for, others’ plights. We are more emotionally present and involved. Synchronicity is a feature of our daily life right now. Tune in and enjoy the spiritual signposts.
Date & Time: 8 Feb 2017 4:25 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Ves
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction Transiting Vesta
We are a little serious or stiff in self-expression at this time. We are more able to make sacrifices or put our emotions aside in order to get something important done. This can be a good time to commit fully to something – especially health and healing matters.
Date & Time: 8 Feb 2017 4:59 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Jupiter
We may not be very realistic right now – there can be some exaggeration. Minor annoyances are possible now. Contrariness or disagreements. This is not an ideal time for publicity, promotion, or legal matters. We can experience injustices. We are less inclined to consider the consequences of over-eating, over-drinking, or overdoing in general. This is a time to show some restraint. Grandiosity is not appreciated right now, and excess doesn’t go over well either. With a little self-control we can learn about what truly makes us happy.
Date & Time: 8 Feb 2017 8:42 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Sat
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Saturn
This is a brief period of uncertainty, guilt, fear of not performing well, fear of rejection, a feeling that others will not support or fulfill our needs/desires, or a sense that something can’t be achieved. 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: 8 Feb 2017 9:44 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Nep
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Neptune
If we are not in touch with our need for inspiration, beauty, compassion, connection to something otherworldly, or our spirituality, we could feel out of sorts right now. Relaxing, listening to music, getting close to nature, or taking a break may resolve this.
Date & Time: 8 Feb 2017 11:43 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Chi Tri Ves
Description: Transiting Chiron Trine Transiting Vesta
There can be a commitment to working through difficult problems now.
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
Initiating, pioneering energy. Independent, bold, courageous, assertive, fiery, inspirational, direct, decisive. Can be egotistical, impulsive, impatient, aggressive, lacking subtlety.
Nurturing, protective, tenacious, emotional sensitive, watery, strong roots. Can be overly protective, unwilling to let go, timid, reclusive.
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.
BALANCE OF MODES
We are ready to take action and to take on challenges, and can become frustrated with stagnant conditions.
We can have a hard time adapting to changes and to others’ agendas.
LUNAR PHASE: GIBBOUS
Moon 135 to 180 degrees ahead of the Sun.
We are looking to attach value and meaning to our goals. This is a time for analyzing, questioning, perfecting, and improving.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EST) on February 8th:
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 CANCER
You need nurturing. Under stress you may want to retire to the comfort of your home. You will form a strong bond with your mother. You may have difficulty in breaking away from home later in life.
21ST DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Inferior pancreatico-duodenal artery
Sabian Symbol: A prima donna singing.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
QUINCUNX THE SUN Orb 0°03′ Separating
We can have a hard time integrating our emotional needs or feelings with what we think we should do now, leading to some indecision. Resistance.
SQUARE JUPITER Orb 2°56′ Applying
We may not be very realistic right now, which can lead to moodiness, as we are more invested in our dreams and expectations.
SQUARE URANUS Orb 1°05′ Applying
There may be sudden, minor changes to plans, schedules. There can be rebelliousness and tension. Aim to be open to possibilities, and avoid making permanent decisions.
OPPOSITION PLUTO Orb 1°57′ Separating
A buried or frustrating issue can now come to a head. Something from the past or something that was previously hidden can surface. There can be intensity in our relationships or emotional turbulence within. Complex feelings and entanglements can be issues. The need to let go of something could emerge. Wait for the tension to subside before taking action.
TRINE CHIRON Orb 2°31′ 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.
21ST DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Spinal nervous system
Sabian Symbol: A woman disappointed and disillusioned.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
TRINE JUPITER Orb 3°00′ 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.
SEXTILE URANUS Orb 1°09′ Applying
You will have the opportunity to express your individuality and unique talents.
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.
2ND DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Left tibial nerve
Sabian Symbol: An unexpected thunderstorm.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
SEXTILE VENUS Orb 1°49′ Applying
We are sociable, making connections, dipllomatic, and ready to negotiate. Expressions of affection or clarifications of feelings.
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.
4TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Pineal Gland
Sabian Symbol: Two lovers strolling through a secluded walk.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
CONJUNCTION MARS Orb 4°46′ Separating
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.
9TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Lens of eye
Sabian Symbol: A crystal gazer.
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 2°09′ Separating
You have a chance to be very successful as you are neither profligate nor mean, but have a balance.
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 1°51′ 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 4°54′ 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°25′ 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 4°00′ 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°34′ 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°03′ 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.
23RD DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Gastric blood vessels
Sabian Symbol: Meeting of a literary society.
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.
13TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Plantar artery of left foot
Sabian Symbol: A sword in a museum.
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.
2ND DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Left patella
Sabian Symbol: Three stained-glass windows, one damaged by bombardment.
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.
2ND DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Palate
Sabian Symbol: An electrical storm..
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
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 8 Feb 2017 – Event Chart
Aspects to Mer 01°Aq57 -21°02′
Cnj 02°Aq00 ALTAIR To explore, to be bold.
Aspects to Jup 23°Li07 -07°39′
Cnj 24°Li04 SPICA*** The potential for brilliance.
Aspects to Sat 25°Sg16 -22°03′
Cnj 25°Sg58 ACULEUS Enduring attacks but success
Aspects to Ves 22°Cn50 +25°11′
Cnj 23°Cn27 POLLUX Pain of creativity, competitive
Aspects to Cer 01°Ta02 +07°06′
Cnj 00°Ta38 MIRACH In harmony to be receptive
Aspects to SNo 03°Pi23 -10°15′
Cnj 04°Pi05 FOMALHAUT *** Success through noble ideals
Aspects to BMo 29°Sc24 -15°00′
Cnj 29°Sc41 TOLIMAN Learning, the lessons of life.