February 16: Finding Confidence
The moon is square Pluto at 10:32 a.m.
In the morning, the Aries moon squares Pluto in Capricorn, creating challenges born of buried emotions. The Aries moon’s need to assert itself stands at cross-purposes with Pluto in Capricorn’s impetus to maintain power, and their clash can see us manipulating or intimidating others to “win” at all costs.
Volatile feelings may stem from childhood memories where we felt that we could not protect ourselves, and so now we find ourselves fighting a battle against shadows of the past. Resentments tend to gain strength when they remain buried, so self-awareness and acknowledgment of your fears can be healthy at this time, otherwise, we may repeat the transgressions of those who made us feel small in youth, and the whole cycle of trauma is perpetuated.
The moon is sextile the sun at 4:17 p.m., and moon void of course begins
Come the late afternoon, the Aries moon creates a sextile to the sun in Aquarius, offering a reprieve from the aggressive emotions that hindered right action earlier in the day. At this time, we have more self-compassion, which attracts conversation and connections with those who perceive our inner equilibrium. Our confidence can give people the impression that we can mediate their personal issues and champion their causes.
If we feel called to offer assistance, we can provide a valuable perspective, being somewhat removed from the source of the drama. Yet if we believe we cannot be impartial, we’ll have no issue passing the torch to someone better suited now.
Because the moon enters its void period following this connection, perhaps wait to make judgments until later in the evening, when more information has had the chance to be presented.
The moon enters Taurus at 7:12 p.m., and moon void of course ends
In the evening, the moon enters Taurus, ending its void of course. Over the next two days, this ordinarily docile Taurean moon will square the cosmic pileup of planets clustered in Aquarius, forcing us to reimagine our ideas of stability, strength, and peace. Our comfort is tied to our resources and this period may feel disruptive and unsettling, so remember, just because something is expensive, doesn’t mean it’s valuable. Conversely, just because something is “cheap,” doesn’t mean it isn’t useful. Regardless, this transit presents an ideal time to commune with the senses, embrace our artistic or culinary abilities, and invest in assets whose worth will stand the passage of time.
All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.