February 28: Venus is square Pluto, and Mercury is sextile Uranus

February 28: Venus is square Pluto, and Mercury is sextile Uranus



Venus is square Pluto 2:08 p.m.


Venus, the planet of love and connection in assertive Aries comes into a challenging square aspect with Pluto in Capricorn this afternoon. This may create a clash between impulsive, passionate actions and deep, transformative awareness. Sometimes, when we are stepping out of our comfort zone and are taking risks, perhaps laying our whole heart on the line, it brings us into a confrontation with our edges and unhealthy habits. We may crave changes, but are we ready to unravel those deep-set patterns and limiting beliefs that are the deeper cause of us not getting the love we want? When we love ourselves first, new choices blossom out of this heart-centered awareness. First, we need to be honest, and then do the soul work.


The moon is trine Mars at 4:56 p.m., and sextile the sun (crescent moon) at 7:40 p.m.


The abundant Taurus moon comes into a harmonious earth trine with ambitious Mars in Capricorn later this afternoon, bringing our feelings and drive together in a smooth, functional way. This is a signature of sustainable action, where we are able to use our energy effectively for the long-term. An innate knowledge of when to pick our battles, and how to work smarter may be available if we make our decisions from a ground, centered place. This opportunity is supported by the Taurus moon forming a supportive sextile with the sun in Pisces later this evening, a sign that instinct and perception are blending to produce new insight.

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Mercury retrograde is sextile Uranus at 7:13 p.m.


Mercury retrograde in Pisces forms an interesting cooperative sextile tonight with Uranus, the planet of sudden change. It seems that while we are backtracking and going deeper into our senses, an unexpected new perspective yields some untapped information that helps us communicate in an innovative way. We may feel inspired to be more adaptive and creative in our thinking, as well as our conversations.


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