February 3: The Need for Intimacy
The moon enters Scorpio at 6:15 a.m., and moon void of course ends
The moon is square Venus at 10:55 a.m.
At dawn, the moon leaves its void, slipping into mysterious and penetrative Scorpio. For the next two days, we are more aligned with our intuitive faculties. Because we are a little bit psychic at this time, honesty is our top concern, as we easily see through falsehoods and fabrications. We want to get to the bottom of things, less afraid of others’ depth or our own—yet we are likely to be more private during this lunation, valuing intimate connections over frivolous ones, and serious considerations over short-lived curiosities.
In the late morning, the Scorpio moon squares off with Venus in Aquarius, creating a push-pull between our need for solitude and our desire for intellectual stimulation. Honor the validity of your internal rhythms so you don’t over-book yourself. Even if being social sounds good in theory, it will be more difficult in practice, as we might have trouble making small talk or meeting others where they are at in conversation.
Others may wish to keep things light and surface-level, and their reluctance to go deep could prove frustrating given our investigative disposition. While a desire for affection may force us out of the house, the results are likely to be less sexy—and probably far less interesting—than we would prefer now.
The moon is square Saturn at 3:47 p.m.
Come the afternoon, the moon squares Saturn in Aquarius, causing us to feel self-conscious, perhaps in response to our inability to easily connect with others this morning. The isolation we feel now is not a matter of proximity to other people, it lies in a lack of intimacy, a less tangible problem which requires patience and maturity to navigate. If we settle, against our better judgement, for engaging in relationships that do not feel significant or soul-nourishing. It is only by virtue of denial, and this transit warrants an acknowledgement of the longing for something more profound.
The moon is opposite Uranus at 5:57 p.m.
Around nightfall, the moon opposes Uranus, stimulating rash decisions. The Scorpio moon’s craving for intensity could now see us creating drama for the sake of drama. We are looking to make waves to feel passionate, to feel alive, and obviously, there are many ways this could backfire.
If, throughout the day of somewhat complicated interactions, you have tried to be conscious of your participation, this transit can provide helpful self-awareness, and indeed, meetings with people who expand your way of thinking. If, however, you have not used the day for self-reflection, this time can prove tumultuous and potentially chaotic. Attraction is likely to be based on compulsive feelings, and so it is possible to deceive ourselves into thinking we are exercising self-control and sound judgement when we are actually at the mercy of the unconscious mind.
All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.