- The Moon is in Libra all day (until Saturday, February 27th at 6:26 AM).
- The Moon is void from 6:18 AM forward (until tomorrow at 6:26 AM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Full Moon phase until 3:34 PM / the Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase from 3:34 PM forward.
- A Full Moon occurred on the 22nd, and a Last Quarter Moon will occur on March 1st.
- Mars is in its pre-retrograde shadow (Mars will retrograde from April 17-June 29).
Times are EST
Good energy is available for detaching yourself a little today, dear Aries, and perhaps letting your mind wander – things that can help you to detox and let go of accumulated stress. A helpful conversation, invitation, or piece of news may be part of the picture. You are likely to come up with some new spins on old problems, as your thinking is fresh right now. Flashes of insight can be experienced. Today is strong for connecting with friends; but it’s not ideal energy for practical matters, as important details are likely to be missed or ignored. This can be a dreamy, creative time.
This can be a strong day for letting go of resentments, dear Taurus, and detaching yourself from life just enough to get to a more positive perspective on it. Take extra time for relaxing activities. Listen to your gut instincts when approaching decisions, particularly those related to career, life direction, or public relations. You can come up with great ideas or you might solve a long-standing problem. You are more able to assess matters with some level of detachment, and practical activities tend to fare well now as a result.
Your mind is investigative today, dear Gemini, and although this may not be the most productive of days, you can come to interesting insights. Important discoveries may be made now. You are putting everything into perspective rather than compartmentalizing. Instead of simply shooting the breeze, you are more inclined to discuss broader philosophies now. You seem to have your finger on the pulse of future trends, and this enables you to come up with inventive and timely solutions to problems and ideas for future projects. Friendships are stimulating and lively. Networking can lead to useful and/or pleasant discoveries. You may need to make changes on the fly, but you’re especially adaptable, and others appreciate that quality.
You are more intuitive these days, dear Cancer, and today is an especially strong time for opening up conversations that may not typically take place, as you are very rational about tricky or sensitive topics right now. Career matters can benefit today with a little bit of research. The discovery of a new way to approach a nagging problem can be exciting. There can be some listlessness experienced today, however, and emotional problems can impact physical energy tremendously, up or down. However, focused on forward-moving matters can keep you in good spirits.
Interactions with people close to you can be very lively and stimulating today, dear Leo. Sharing an intellectual problem to solve with someone can be rewarding. This directs energy towards a constructive puzzle to work through, rather than unproductive conversations and situations. While you may not be digging deep today, there can be a pleasing level of emotional detachment experienced that allows for open and honest conversations, and this is wonderfully useful from time to time. This is unlikely to be a very productive time in a strict sense, but it’s a good day for detoxing and letting go of tension.
This can be a strong time for both intellectual and emotional breakthroughs, dear Virgo. Mercury, your ruler, is in harmony with Uranus in your investigative eighth house, and this can be a time for important or helpful discoveries. New methods, health discoveries, or solutions to work problems can be in the offing now. Your thinking is ahead of your time, and you have the chance to breathe new life into old routines and projects, so take advantage. You are in better shape if you let tensions go and ease off on pressure to meet goals. With some mental and emotional freedom, your mind can take you to interesting places.
This can be a nice time for coming to an agreement or an exciting new plan/idea with someone, dear Libra. A conversation can solve a lot of problems as minds open to possibilities. There is a potential for a highly stimulating conversation with a loved one or love interest. You are especially open-minded and can approach normally taboo topics, or the opposite – dull topics – with a lively spin today that attracts others to you. Allow yourself some freeform thinking now. Your bigger-thinking skills are strengthened so that you may be thinking about the long term and the overview. Petty problems may be seen as tiny hiccups in a much bigger plan, and with this perspective, you’re in great shape. The Moon is in your sign all day, but is also void much of the day, indicating a need to take things easy rather than begin all-new projects.
The Moon in your privacy sector all day signals an emotional need for more time to yourself so that you can recharge, dear Scorpio. Getting extra time to think and muse is especially helpful with a Mercury-Uranus aspect occurring now that stimulates creative, progressive thinking. There’s great energy for letting go and moving forward. You can talk through almost anything now, and you can be very persuasive. Being especially open and forthcoming with family can be rewarding. Your thinking is forward-looking and positive, and you can approach domestic matters and routines or work in a new way. You might hear or discover news about a health issue, possibly an alternative approach, that benefits you now and in the future.
People are attracted to your unique perspective today, dear Sagittarius, as well as your personal convictions. Strive to be as open to a new idea as possible right now, as you have something to learn from a friend, sibling, or partner now. On the flip side, you’re also in great shape for providing some guidance to others. People may be hanging on your words. There is a strong ability to express yourself in positive and even inspiring ways now. Open and honest conversations with others, particularly a partner, lover, or child, can be in focus today.
Today’s energies are strong for money and practical matters, dear Capricorn. Family matters are also in good form, and progressive ideas about how to make yourself feel more secure (or comfortable) can be easy to come by. Your ideas can be marketable today. Your thinking is creative, particularly along practical, financial, and business lines. Conversations with family members can be productive. Focus on the broader goals rather than the details now, as the energies of the day don’t especially favor pesky little details, which can be saved for a later date. You can talk a friend or family member through a difficult stretch right now with inventive solutions. The atmosphere is open and honest.
Your ruler, Uranus, influences our thinking and communications today, dear Aquarius, with a harmonious aspect between Uranus and Mercury. Mercury happens to be in your sign, so this can be considered an extra boost – a very strong time for communications. You are especially charming and your your intelligence is marked and obvious to others. Using the power of words to attract what you want or to further your interests works best for you now. There could be good news coming in, or a matter that has been stuck moves forward. Personal appeal is powerful.
Our minds are more tuned into progressive ideas today, dear Pisces. There is light, creative energy to the day, and while you may not be especially productive, you can come up with great ideas or insights. This can be a powerful day for letting go of outdated or dysfunctional behaviors and attitudes, and identifying and holding on to elements of your past that truly work for you. You may reconcile with a family member, or grow a close relationship now. You can be privy to some interesting news or revelations today. At the very least, you’ll hear about something previously hidden and this helps jump-start your own thinking processes.
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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: 26 Feb 2016 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Libra
Description: The Moon in Libra
This is a time for seeking out balance, harmony, and peace. It’s also a time to express emotions gracefully, diplomatically, and considerately. There could be a stronger focus on a relationship, partner, or potential partner. The ability to see both sides of a situation or story is a positive, but indecision can be a byproduct. This is a sociable, artistic Moon.
Date & Time: 26 Feb 2016 6:18 am
Event: Moon goes void of course
Date & Time: 26 Feb 2016 1:28 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: 26 Feb 2016 1:36 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Pal
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Pallas
Date & Time: 26 Feb 2016 3:39 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Square 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: 26 Feb 2016 4:37 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Mer
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Mercury
Ideas flow freely. We express feelings with clarity and thoughts with sensitivity. An excellent time for cooperative projects. A good time for taking tests, writing, promoting, public speaking, and studying. We are alert, observant, and our memory is good.
Date & Time: 26 Feb 2016 6:18 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Ura
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Uranus
Life may be a little tense right now. Avoid willful behavior if the situation doesn’t call for it. Remain open to new possibilities and all will be revealed. There could be a surprising revelation or turning point. Unpredictable responses from others (and ourselves). Emotional eruptions are possible. Not a good time to make permanent decisions, particularly about relationships.
Date & Time: 26 Feb 2016 7:39 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Ves
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Vesta
Date & Time: 26 Feb 2016 9:35 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Jup
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Jupiter
Date & Time: 26 Feb 2016 10:32 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Chi
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Chiron
Hurt feelings may be opportunities for healing. Now is the time for building bridges, not burning them.
Date & Time: 26 Feb 2016 3:32 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Sun
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Sun
What we feel and what we think we should do can be at odds with one another temporarily. There can be discontent or indecisiveness. We could be feeling out of sorts. Tensions will pass.
Date & Time: 26 Feb 2016 5:22 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Ura
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Uranus
Date & Time: 26 Feb 2016 7:05 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: 26 Feb 2016 9:00 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Jun
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Juno
Date & Time: 26 Feb 2016 10:14 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Ves
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition 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: 26 Feb 2016 11:17 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Cer
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Ceres
There may be difficulties giving or receiving affection, care, concern, and nurturing.
Date & Time: 26 Feb 2016 10:06 am
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Pll Nep
Description: Transiting Sun Parallel Transiting Neptune
Date & Time: 26 Feb 2016 6:01 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Sxt Ura
Description: Transiting Mercury Sextile Transiting Uranus
Intensity of mind. Experimental attitude. Expression of radical or unusual viewpoints. Technical interest. Inventiveness.
Even-handed, harmonious, artistic, diplomatic, balancing, strong sense of fairness. Can be over- compromising, appeasing, judgmental.
Humanitarian, innovative, group conscious, progressive, serving others. Can be rebellious, eccentric, aloof, emotionally superficial, overly extroverted.
Compassionate, sensitive, self-sacrificing, gentle, intuitive. Can be escapist, impractical, hyper- sensitive, gullible.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
We are not very goal-oriented right now, or motivation to pursue our goals may be waning/lacking. Changes feel overwhelming. Enthusiasm may be low, we argue less, and we think more than we take action.
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
The modes are balanced.
LUNAR PHASE: FULL MOON
Moon 180 to 135 degrees behind the Sun.
We are concerned mainly with the nature of relationships and are made aware of recent imbalances. Something can come to fruition. Our concern is not limited to personal relationships, but relationships of all kinds. Our cards are on the table.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EST) on February 26th:
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 LIBRA
We are focused on our relationships, and finding balance, peace, and harmony in our personal environment under this influence.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
TRINE MERCURY Orb 3°09′ Separating
Our hearts or emotional needs and our minds seem to be cooperating, and we are able to communicate effectively. It’s a good time for publicity, marketing, writing, and studying.
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 2°47′ Separating
We can be moody, swinging between wanting to belong and wanting to be different or independent. We can feel a little off-balance if schedules and people around us are unpredictable or changing; or, we are restless with the usual routine and want to create some kind of stir.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 4°06′ Separating
Unacknowledged feelings can emerge in possibly disruptive ways. We may be acting in compulsive or possessive ways now.
QUINCUNX CHIRON Orb 0°42′ Separating
We could be misjudging our sensitivity levels and making poor choices as a result. Decisions made now may not reflect our hearts, and can be regrettable later on.
THE SUN IN PISCES
You are an imaginative and serene individual. You need to express your fantasies and imagination, and may be a dreamer or be ungrounded.
8TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left talus
Sabian Symbol: A girl blowing a bugle.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION NEPTUNE Orb 1°53′ Applying
Fantasy plays a strong part in your life, either as a creative channel or as an escape. You are ‘other worldly’, possibly artistic or musical. You may be unclear of your own identity. Try to use your creativity rather than escaping through addictive behaviour.
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.
18TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Spinal nervous system
Sabian Symbol: A man unmasked.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
CONJUNCTION VENUS Orb 5°59′ Separating
We are more agreeable, sociable, and focused on balance and harmony. Conversations flow nicely.
QUINCUNX JUPITER Orb 1°55′ Applying
You have difficulty achieving your own goals. You are too busy helping others with their projects. You need to take time out to study and make your own plans.
SEXTILE SATURN Orb 1°59′ Separating
We are seeing our priorirites, taking things seriously, and applying ourselves to important matters. We are drawn to activities that are purposeful and practical. We can be conservative and cautious with our methods, opinions, learning, believing, and communicating. Thoroughness.
SEXTILE URANUS Orb 0°22′ Applying
We are mentally alert and aware, and might be experimenting or opening our minds to new ideas. We could be feeling inspired, and our thinking is inventive. Varying our usual routine may be rewarding.
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.
12TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Left cruciate ligaments
Sabian Symbol: People on stairs graduated upwards.
MARS IN SCORPIO
You are a passionate warrior. You are dramatic, and may have strong sexual urges. You may make a vengeful opponent.
27TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Anus
Sabian Symbol: A military band on the march.
JUPITER IN VIRGO
You have a strong desire to be of service, and high religious or spiritual ideals. You may also have an obsession with detailed perfection.
20TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Bile duct
Sabian Symbol: An automobile caravan.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
SQUARE SATURN Orb 3°55′ Applying
We are faced with the need to temper our enthusiasm or to slow down to avoid overextending ourselves. This is a time for clarifying and editing projects and goals. We may need to cut back on something in order to grow in another area. Patience is required now.
QUINCUNX URANUS Orb 1°33′ Applying
You need to learn how to put all your enthusiasm to good use. You lack self discipline and leave the details of your grand schemes to others to sort out. Learn to manage yourself better and you will achieve much.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 2°51′ Applying
You are enthusiastic about so many things, and have ambition to succeed. You naturally find yourself in leadership positions and react well to them.
OPPOSITION CHIRON Orb 0°31′ Separating
This can be a time when we are hungry for meaning and understanding, but it can be difficult to align ourselves with a personal philosophy or belief system that truly reflects our core. We might be led astray by beliefs and ideas now, or we might experience some form of crisis of faith.
CONJUNCTION THE NORTH NODE Orb 2°05′ Separating
Your current life challenge is to embrace adventure. You may find yourself in situations which inspire you to see the big picture. Inspiring others, possibly through preaching or teaching, may be part of your life’s destiny. Benevolent groups may also play a key role.
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)
16TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Left iliac vein
Sabian Symbol: Sea gulls watching a ship.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
TRINE URANUS Orb 2°22′ 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 4°26′ 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).
19TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Corpus callosum cerebri
Sabian Symbol: The magic carpet.
ASPECTS OF URANUS
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 1°18′ 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)
10TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left metatarsals
Sabian Symbol: An aviator in the clouds.
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).
17TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Condyle of left tibia
Sabian Symbol: A girl surreptitiously bathing in the nude.
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).
21ST DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left fibula muscle
Sabian Symbol: A little white lamb, a child, and a servant.
ASPECTS OF CHIRON
CONJUNCTION THE SOUTH NODE Orb 1°34′ Applying
You have a tendency to become stuck in a mire of self-pity, seeing only the pain and suffering in life. You need to develop the caring and sensitive side of your nature for the good of others.
VESTA IN ARIES
This can be a time for grabbing the reins and working solo. There can be strong energy for new enterprises but not necessarily for routine work.
26TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Skull
Sabian Symbol: A man possessed of more gifts than he can hold.
PALLAS IN AQUARIUS
Your mind can be brilliant, original and insightful. You are able to quickly grasp new ideas and apply them to the future. You fight for your ideals, and humanitarian or political causes.
13TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Right tibial artery
Sabian Symbol: A barometer.
JUNO IN SCORPIO
You want an intense and sexual relationship. You want your partner’s total attention and demand a high degree of sensuality.
16TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Right ovary, cochlea of inner ear
Sabian Symbol: A girl’s face breaking into a smile.
CERES IN PISCES
You feel most cared for when experiencing at-one-ment with the world. You care for others by relieving their pain. You have compassion for your loved ones.
12TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Plantar artery of right foot
Sabian Symbol: An examination of initiates.
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.
22ND DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Gall-bladder
Sabian Symbol: A royal coat of arms.
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.
22ND DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Achilles tendon of right foot
Sabian Symbol: A man bringing down the new law from sinai.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO FIXED STARS ***
Transits 26 Feb 2016 – Event Chart
Aspects to Mer 17°Aq45 -17°11′
Cnj 17°Aq35 SUALOCIN Tantalising but naive.
Aspects to Plu 16°Cp49 -20°52′
Cnj 16°Cp51 RUKBAT Steadiness and strength.
Aspects to Jun 15°Sc06 -07°06′
Cnj 15°Sc18 ZUBEN ELGENUBI Positive social reform
Aspects to Nod 21°Vi46 +03°15′
Cnj 21°Vi50 DENEBOLA To go against society