February 27: The moon is conjunct Venus, and enters Taurus

February 27: The moon is conjunct Venus, and enters Taurus



The moon is conjunct Venus in Aries at 9:05 a.m.


Thursday begins with the potent Aries moon forming a conjunction with the planet of love, attraction, and affection. Passions are roused today, which could set a very romantically adventurous tone, that feels riskier and more exciting than sweet and cozy. Creative inspiration pulses through the air and in our interactions, and an opportunity to be spontaneous may arise as the day unfolds. The overall feeling is optimistic and bold, igniting cravings and inspiring brave pursuits.


The moon is square Pluto, and Saturn at 7:25 p.m.


By the evening, boldness, passion, and bravery meet the edge of change and transformation when the moon comes into a quick, but potent square with Pluto. The fiery, cardinal initiative of the day brings us face-to-face with hidden power dynamics that are out of sight until we dare to take a risk and flirt with danger. This is what is thrilling about Aries type pursuits (which are amplified by the moon and Venus now), a sense that anything worth doing will require us to go all in, to take on a do or die attitude to bravely chart a new course. “What is it in life that is worth risking everything for?”, you may ask yourself this evening…

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The moon enters Taurus at 11:30 p.m.


Late at night, the lunar mood shifts into one more stable and grounded as the moon moves into earthy, abundant Taurus. This is the sign of the moon’s exaltation, meaning it has special powers to bestow generous, benevolent, and nurturing forces. It’s also a monthly opportunity to tap into the benefits of nourishment and self-care, as Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of love and pleasure. This powerful moon is like a little spring renewal for the soul as it carries us into Venus Day… and the weekend.


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