February 25: The moon enters Aries, and Mercury is conjunct the sun

February 25: The moon enters Aries, and Mercury is conjunct the sun



The moon enters Aries at 10:47 a.m.


During the late morning, the dark moon enters primal Aries, morphing the emotional vibe into a more active, brash, and direct tone for the rest of the day. This lunar shift onto Mars’ home sign coincides with Mars’ Day, a time for taking action and initiative for the upcoming week. Our energies and awareness become more outwardly focused after a weekend with the moon in reflective and introspective Pisces, making this a great opportunity to make some connections and try to communicate clearly and directly. There could be some bursts of raw expression over the next few days, which could be helpful and catalyzing—if well managed.



Mercury retrograde is conjunct the sun (cazimi) at 5:45 p.m.


By the late afternoon, a retrograde Mercury in dreamy and wandering Pisces comes into a conjunction with the sun. This merging of communication and perception in the heart of the sun, also known as “cazimi,” is a time of purifying and clarifying our thoughts and intentions. Last month’s cazimi was in Capricorn, bringing this clarity to our work with themes of material mastery and authority amidst a heavy Capricorn stellium. This month, the Mercury-sun conjunction illuminates the Piscean themes of healing, soul work, and universal love. Mercury’s retrograde motion may be carrying us back in time to review or revisit some past connection or conversation, giving us a chance at a do-over with new awareness. It is likely something important that is holding back our growth on a soul level that should not be ignored.


Mercury retrograde is sextile Mars at 9:59 p.m.


Tonight, Mercury retrograde in Pisces forms an exact sextile aspect with Mars in constructive Capricorn. Today’s cazimi in Pisces is directing our awareness deep into healing and soul work, so tonight’s cooperative sextile with the planet of drive and action may signal an opportunity to commit to an important conversation that needs to be had. Pisces and Capricorn are both receptive signs, so listening, receiving and being patient will help guide us in the direction we need to go to reach understanding.


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