February 24: The sun is sextile Mars

February 24: The sun is sextile Mars



The moon is conjunct Neptune at 10:26 a.m.


The day starts the week off with a dreamy mood as the new moon conjoins nebulous Neptune in Pisces. It may feel difficult to focus on the concrete with the current vibe carrying our awareness away to universal ideas and big-picture thinking. It’s a sign that the new lunar cycle may be leading us toward themes of soul work and healing—and the house that Pisces is on the cusp of in your natal chart may point to the area of your life that is evolving in new directions.  

Read me: February’s New Moon Is a Beacon of Mystical Imagination


The moon is sextile Jupiter at 11:45 a.m., and sextile Pluto at 10:57 p.m.


The late morning provides an opportunity for insight and optimism as the new moon in Pisces forms a sextile with Jupiter in Capricorn, bringing our deep soulful feelings in tune with our steady growth and expansion. This mood carries through the day, helping us course correct if we feel that our goals and plans are drifting away from our values. 


There may be a big reality check late tonight along these lines when the moon moves on to form a sextile with Pluto, who is lingering in Capricorn for a few more years. It’s a reminder that there is a slow restructuring process going on behind the scenes that could be affecting our daily interactions. Late at night, there is a reminder, a sense that the day-to-day is intrinsically linked to the epochal shifts that January’s astrology woke us all up to.


The sun is sextile Mars at 6:06 p.m.


The sun in soulful Pisces comes into a co-operative sextile aspect with Mars in Capricorn. It’s an evening of intuitive awareness blending with an earthy determination that represents a turning point in the new year as we work to materialize our goals and intentions. This sextile aspect also marks an important turning point in Mars’ dance with the sun—also known as it’s synodic cycle—that takes roughly two years to complete. On September 2, Mars was conjunct the sun in Virgo, and now makes the first major aspect since. The next significant aspect between Mars and the sun is a square, occurring on June 6 this year, bringing a lot more friction and edge than today’s aspect, which is potentially harmoniously constructive.  


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