February 10: The moon is opposite Mercury

February 10: The moon is opposite Mercury



The moon is opposite Mercury at 6:51 a.m.

The reflective and considerate lunar forces in Virgo come into polarity with Mercury in imaginative Pisces early this morning, a time of bringing expansive ideas down from the cloud and into our daily routines and rituals. The moon in Virgo seeks order, stability, health, and containment, helping us arrange our visions into compartments, lists, and priorities so that we may materialize our loftiest desires. Pisces is all about the big picture, and Virgo is all about the details, so expect a little tug of war within until an important balance is stuck here.

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The moon is trine Jupiter at 4:55 p.m.

The poised and demure moon in Virgo comes into an earth trine with benevolent Jupiter in practical Capricorn. These signs share a great affinity for mastery over the material realm, so the emotional tone of the moment blends well with a sense of growth, expansion, and realizing our highest ideals and beliefs. It’s interesting to note that our highest ideals need a container, an earthly vehicle of ritual and embodiment to come to life in our world. The late afternoon provides an opportunity to reflect on how we could enact this in our own lives and be the change we’d like to see in the world.

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The moon is opposite Neptune at 7:29 p.m.

The theme of striking a balance between the realm of dreams and ideals with ritual and practicality heightens tonight as the moon in Virgo comes into polarity with transcendental Neptune in compassionate Pisces. Mercury and Neptune are co-present in this emotive water sign of universal truth and creativity, so the moon in nature-loving Virgo again is drawing down important cosmic awareness into this sublunar realm on earth—a place that needs healing, love, unity, and understanding now more than ever. We all have a part to play in this repair of our relationship with the environment, which may lie in restoring a global sense that the ecology of the world is sacred, and worth protecting, once again.

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