February 2: The moon is sextile Neptune
With the moon in Taurus, an exalted lunar position that holds magical significance, Sunday marks the ancient Gaelic holiday of Imbolc, celebrating the coming of spring in Ireland since the Neolithic era. February 2 is the exact midpoint between the winter solstice and the spring solstice, which is traditionally celebrated with lighting a sacred fire and by making offerings in reverence to the divine feminine to encourage the fertility and bounty of spring. All of these potent themes happen to be connected to fruitful Taurus, as well as the nurturing moon.
The moon is sextile Neptune at 2:30 a.m.
The moon in her dignified position in Taurus forms a complimentary sextile with Neptune in Pisces, helping us to tap into transcendental visionary states on the dream plane in the early morning hours. It adds to the magical aura of the day, as we rise with a bemused, otherworldly feeling.
The moon is trine Pluto at 2:54 p.m., and Saturn at 6:24 p.m.
The grounded, earthly moon forms a supportive trine aspect with Pluto and Saturn in the late afternoon, helping us to meet the work and deep lessons of the season from a firm emotional foundation of clarity and patience. This powerful earth trine aspect between the swift moon and the slow outer planets of change and perseverance is an opportunity to sit receptively with how we are feeling amidst the intense changes upon us now.
The moon is sextile Venus at 4:32 p.m.
The moon and Venus connect by way of a supportive sextile aspect late this afternoon, blending earth and water into a fertile and emotionally nourishing combination. This is a special, powerful connection, as both the moon and Venus are exalted in these receptive signs! The moon in Taurus offers generous lunar reflections, and Venus in Pisces offers heartfelt harmony, and together, they open a conduit to deep feeling, sincerity, and creativity.
All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.