February 15: Being True to Oneself
The moon is sextile Mercury retrograde at 8:50 a.m.
The moon is sextile Jupiter at 10:22 a.m.
The Aries moon forms a sextile to retrograde Mercury in Aquarius in the morning, presenting an opportunity to put words to feelings through journaling or casual conversation. We can absorb information relatively quickly by associating data with sensory stimuli, and memorizing material in connection with music or colors will help details stick in our minds, making it easier to conjure it up later.
However, objective memorization could pose a problem, as the facts we are learning will undoubtedly be colored by our feelings, attitudes, and even prejudices now. Because Mercury is retrograde, this is a good time for self-examination and questioning the validity of emotions like anger or anxiety.
Later on in the morning, the moon sextiles Jupiter, continuing the social mood of the day. This is a good influence for relating to others, and we may find common ground through physical activities or exploration of spiritual ideas. Impulsive or competitive moods can see us being very generous with our time and energy, as we seek to prove our large-heartedness to our communities. Just check in with your body now and again to make sure you aren’t overexerting yourself.
Juno is conjunct the south node at 12:33 p.m.
After noon, Juno, the asteroid of marriage and commitment, aligns with the south node in Sagittarius. This influence may coincide with the arrival of karmic relationships with people who remind us of our duty to seek out personal growth. However, Juno’s interpretation of “marriage” may not materialize so literally.
If you’ve ever clung to a belief system purely for the sake of observing a personal “vow” or obligation, this transit can reveal the pitfalls of opting to wear blinders. Devotion and commitment can be lovely things, but if fidelity is stagnating us within archaic ideological frameworks that no longer serve us, we can unwittingly hinder our evolution. “Sticking to one’s guns” despite the presence of new evidence may see us married to upholding dogma rather than embracing our own freedom. Be wary of surrounding yourself only with people who share your views.
The moon is sextile Venus at 7:40 p.m.
After nightfall, the moon sextiles Venus in Aquarius, increasing our popularity. Today’s social interactions have shared a common theme: to reveal who we best connect to when we are embodying our most honest, authentic self. Contrary to popular belief, it is not when we are trying to please others that we attract friends, it is when we are displaying our Arian individuality, however spirited or feisty that might manifest. The real way to make friends and influence people is to be true to yourself, because no one can do it quite like you.
All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.