The moon moves into its last quarter, a time of developing abilities and expanding existent projects. It’s also important to consider aspects of life that require release, surrender, and faith. Additionally, this phase gives time to gather energy and focus before the solar eclipse/new moon on Sunday, Feb. 26.
We are moving through the last vestiges of the Piscean Age, which are exacerbated by Neptune in Pisces. Astrologer M. Kelly Hunter refers to the current global fear as “a mass hypnotic trance” that is transcended by focusing on the wave of universal love, which includes everything and everyone. (Next week’s eclipse/new moon intensely features Pisces; it’s a good time to rewrite the past.)
Sun (life) is currently in Aquarius and moves into Pisces on Feb. 18. Currently, Mercury (communication) in Aquarius conjuncts (close to) the sun, bringing in new waves of higher thoughts and a stronger ability to connect to the divine mind. Mercury is currently trine (harmoniously placed) with Jupiter (good fortune) in Libra, bringing balance and harmony to the thinking process. (Both signs are in air, which can give space for inspired thought.)
This chart is hot! Venus, Mars, and Uranus sit in Aries, the fire sign, which rules beginnings. This placement ignites a tendency to make big changes and take physical action, but it’s not the right time. It’s far better to contemplate desires and consider their source—ego or inner self?
Mars (male energy, assertion) sits opposite to Jupiter (good fortune) in Libra, indicating strong actions can take us away from the benevolent forces of the big planet. Jupiter is also retrograde, slowing success and good fortune. (The other planets are direct, so it’s not a huge influence.) Jupiter also opposes Uranus in Aries, meaning to wait on taking action with spiritual intuitions.
Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Uranus square (create tension) with Pluto, representing the underground, the subconscious, and transmutation. These aspects are not easy—and may represent some type of crisis or change for many people. On the other hand, staying centered in crisis is part of mastery.
Saturn (time, limitation) in Sagittarius offers help with fear and obstacles by encouraging our ability to tap into inner (and earned) wisdom. There is almost always a solution if we look deeply enough into our own being and sincerely ask for help.
Every chart has its own meaning and balance. There are some very beautiful trines included in this forecast.
- Sun trines Jupiter for the next two days, giving insight into problems—and possibly solutions, which come in a very beneficial way. It’s a harmonious aspect, featuring inspired thought and the higher mind.
- Mercury trines Jupiter, increasing the benefit of Sun trine Jupiter. It may be possible to meditate and hold the “feeling” or visual of a solution in our minds, then experience it in physical form. There is a special clarity with both trines occurring simultaneously. Or it may simply be a “gift” of seeing a better future, which we cannot yet completely perceive.
- Saturn trines Uranus, offering an opportunity to transcend karma by contemplating and acting on concepts, which exist in the quantum field. For example, we may perceive how energy affects form or increases healing, or we may receive divine help from our angels and guides.
Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants, and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and creating alignment with their inner path.