February 18: The moon enters Capricorn, is conjunct mars, and Pisces season begins

February 18: The moon enters Capricorn, is conjunct mars, and Pisces season begins




The moon enters Capricorn at 2:37 a.m.


Very early this morning, the moon leaves lively Sagittarius to enter composed Capricorn. In the next few days, the lunar mood may be more pensive and sombre as the moon is in the opposite sign that it is typically at home in. It can create an atmosphere of emotional reserve, and a withdrawal from socializing. This quiet mood can be very good for sinking into deep thought and solitude, and to relax from a need to be “on” for the next few days. 


The moon is conjunct Mars at 5:16 a.m., and trine Uranus at 8:45 a.m.


As the moon moves through the Sea-goat’s sign in the early hours, it comes into a conjunction with Mars, who is exalted in Capricorn. Together, this blending of steady drive and stoicism consolidate to create a firm, resolute clarity to the proceedings of the day. We may find we are more able to be objective and less swayed by waves of emotion, especially when making long-term, pragmatic decisions. It may even present as an opportunity to assert one’s position on a matter that is rooted in logic, reason, and time-tested tradition. Later in the morning, this assertive yet grounded feeling morphs into breakthroughs and adaptations as the moon forms a trine with radical Uranus in fruitful Taurus.

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The sun enters Pisces at 8:57 p.m.


Tonight, Aquarius’ fixed-air season comes to a close as the sun enters empathic and emotive Pisces. The sun joins Mercury and Neptune in the sensitive two-fishes sign, amplifying the themes of self-sacrifice, love, creativity, and intuition. This mutable-water season is winter’s last stand in the Northern Hemisphere, where winter’s icy chill starts to surrender to a thaw in the earth and an awakening of the foundations. The sun will be in Pisces until March 19, making the month ahead ideal for exploring dreamwork, soul-tending, and developing our divinatory arts by tuning into the psychic frequencies all around us.


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