February 5: Looking Forward

January 29, 2021

The moon is sextile Pluto at 1:20 a.m., and moon void of course begins
In the early morning hours, the Scorpio moon forms a sextile to Pluto in Capricorn, offering transformation through holistic self-awareness. There is much to glean from the merger of intuition and memory that this transit facilitates. As many of us will be asleep at this hour, the dreamscape may be one where we have nice chats with projections of our inner demons, stripping them of the authority and enormity we ascribe to them in waking life. Following this, the moon slips into its void of course until daybreak, so it is unlikely to derail our plans while we slumber.
The moon enters Sagittarius at 9:16 a.m., and the mood void of course ends
 After the sun rises, the moon enters adventurous Sagittarius, stimulating our sense of wonder and curiosity. We are now more interested in looking forward than in looking back, and this lunation should serve to fill us with excitement and anticipation. At this time, we make our own luck with our attitude and initiative. Keeping a positive view of matters may not change circumstances themselves, but their outcomes are inevitably affected by the optimism energy we bring to each endeavor.
The moon is sextile Venus at 7:00 p.m.
The moon is sextile Saturn at 7:20 p.m.
In the evening, the moon forms a sextile to Venus in Aquarius, offering good vibes and magnanimity. Sagittarius and Aquarius are two of the zodiac’s most future-oriented signs, so while our emotional center, governed by the Sag moon, is currently primed for adventure, our hearts, governed by Aquarian Venus, humor big ideas and innovative approaches. This is a great aspect for meetings of the mind—or even meetings of contradictory minds! We are interested in learning more about ourselves and the world through our encounters with its people, and with Venus in Aquarius, the stranger and more unusual the encounter, the better!
Following this, the moon creates a sextile to Saturn in Aquarius, sobering the excitability of the Sagittarius moon, and grounding us down so that we may apply the lessons we learn through connection. Meetings can happen at this time that seem ordinary and not particularly meaningful in the moment, but affect you long after parting ways. We come away with the understanding of how people from dissimilar backgrounds can be woven together through ideological frameworks that are different in practice but the same in essence. This idea is essential for our education on the meaning of the human family.
Venus is conjunct Saturn at 11:07 p.m.
Before midnight, Venus and Saturn align in Aquarius, generating feelings of distance between ourselves and our loved ones. Perhaps we are physically distanced from someone we care about, but more intrinsically, loneliness is brought on by a personal realization. Here, ideas of love and romance are forced to mature. Aquarius’ love of freedom could signify a parting of ways in relationships which have run their course.
On the other hand, this transit can have the effect of solidifying relationships that are ready to make the jump to a deeper level of commitment. Sovereignty is implied given Aquarius’ resistance to abiding by convention, and here, commitment infers a deepening respect and an alignment of priorities and ethics, rather than a desire for ownership.
On an inner level, your idea of what it means to love and be loved is evolving, and there is always a degree of sadness when maturation forces change, for it means a departure from innocence. But with this comes opportunities for new, healthy expressions of romantic compatibility.
All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.