February 20: Jupiter is sextile Neptune, and the moon enters Aquarius

February 20: Jupiter is sextile Neptune, and the moon enters Aquarius




Jupiter is sextile Neptune at 7:56 a.m.


This sextile between Jupiter in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces is the first of three that will occur this year. This first pass brings the planet of growth and expansion into a collaborative connection with the planet of dreams and transcendence, connecting our work on sustainable growth with a universal, collective ideal that will lead to ultimate healing and connection for all. Today provides a wonderful opportunity to meditate on these combined themes, focusing on what we are bringing to life in the material realm, and how this can be a container, a temple, or an embodiment for a unified, spiritual awareness.

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The moon enters Aquarius at 11:42 a.m.


Late morning, the moon moves from stoic Capricorn, into inquisitive Aquarius, shifting the lunar mood from inward reflection, into outward seeking and social engagement. In classical astrology, Capricorn and Aquarius are both ruled by Saturn, so Aquarian themes are a continuation of those explored in the Goat’s sign. Where the moon in Capricorn may have us fortifying our boundaries and operating from behind walls of reserve, Aquarius takes us over these walls to consider the implications of these. Aquarius loves to put everything that Capricorn has built to the test, so whatever energetic borders we have constructed may be reformed or renegotiated during the next few days. Aquarius operates in fixed mode, however, so it may be that we need to be resolute, and simply hold our ground.


The moon is square Uranus at 6:13 p.m.


The quizzical moon in Aquarius comes into some interesting friction with radical Uranus in earthy Taurus this evening. This sets the stage for a fleeting, yet uncanny mood, where unusual emotional states are triggered—perhaps causing some confusion or anxiety. Ultimately, this aspect could represent a push for us to get into some hard to reach corners with our emotional awareness that may feel uncomfortable but that will yield fresh insights and perspectives. Breathe deeply and feel into the strange!


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