February 1: Venus is sextile Pluto

February 1: Venus is sextile Pluto



The moon is square the sun (second quarter) at 5:42 p.m.

In the wee hours, the exalted Taurus moon forms a perfect square aspect with the sun in inquisitive Aquarius, forming the second quarter lunar phase. This starts the weekend, and the month of February off on an active footing, stimulating our energy and catalyzing our awareness. As the moon gains light, we gain momentum for this month’s work and intentions. There is some friction between the luxuriating Taurus mood and an Aquarian need for action, as the two signs share the fixed mode; and together can either set the stage for stubborn standoffs between emotion and intellect or push us to doggedly see an important project through.

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The moon is trine Jupiter at 8:12 p.m.

The steady moon in Taurus makes a perfect earth-trine aspect with Jupiter in Capricorn this evening, bringing emotional support and stability into collaboration with the slow, sustainable growth that is being ushered in at this time. This is an evening for planning and visualizing well laid, pragmatic plans, and gives the opportunity to craft our steps forward patiently, with emotional clarity and self-assurance.


Venus is sextile Pluto at 11:07 p.m.

The planet of love, attraction, and affection is especially powerful now as she moves through compassionate Pisces and makes a supportive and collaborative sextile aspect with Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto signifies all that is past it’s due, that needs to fall away and become the compost of new growth, and also points to the depths of psychic transformation that is happening within us, and without. This connection hints at the transformative power of unconditional love and self-sacrifice that can buffer and support the profound but irreversible changes we are all going through.

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 All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.