February 9: Remembering Who We Are
Saturn is sextile Chiron at 2:59 a.m.
In the early morning, Saturn in Aquarius forms a sextile to Chiron in Aries, a connection that instills competence and productivity. This transit may not stimulate a noticeable event, we will simply be less hampered by insecurity; how we might not feel successful enough, unique enough, or knowledgeable enough to make things happen for ourselves.
Because we are able to breeze through our work in a somewhat unconscious fashion, we find ourselves—perhaps even inadvertently—acting as capable facilitators. Trust that your initiative and talents will get things accomplished, and let your work speak for itself. This influence is ideal for managers or those who need to lead teams, because confidence is contagious!
The moon is conjunct Pluto at 9:22 a.m., and moon void of course begins
The sun is conjunct Pallas at 10:23 a.m.
The moon and Pluto align in Capricorn after the sun rises, drawing us back into the recesses of memory. We may feel rather emotional and guarded now, which can make us come off as cold in our interactions. It’s possible to snap at those around us if we allow ourselves to be guided by existential fears, so seek, foremost, to forgive yourself for moody shadow thoughts—we all need reminders of our depth from time to time. The moon begins its void of course following this connection, so avoid starting projects at this time, as they may be begun from a place of anxiety or compulsiveness rather than excitement and enthusiasm.
The sun then conjuncts Pallas in Aquarius, providing us with a fighting spirit. While our emotions may be governed by a Plutonian need for power, our egos are convinced that we can champion the needs of the collective. As the resonance of both transits overlap, we should be wary of taking up a cause inappropriately, using this time to bypass your own self-work. Shorthand: to distract yourself.
Pallas’ signature entails fighting battles which are not our own, a well-intentioned sentiment that can sometimes backfire. We might look at the ways that our need for ego validation can cause us to speak for others who have more lived experience than ourselves—to take up space at the wrong table. Beware coopting causes and making them all about you.
However, if the moon and Pluto’s alignment is causing us to think critically about our personal circumstances, the sun and Pallas’ conjunction might have us dreaming up valuable humanitarian or philanthropic strategies that can support our communities. Remember, your personal experiences ARE important and CAN help others, because they are born from an authentic place, not one of imitation.
Vesta retrograde is opposite Neptune at 1:46 p.m.
In the afternoon, retrograde Vesta in Virgo opposes Neptune in Pisces, making us question who or what we are truly in service to. Perhaps we have fallen into routines, and so the spark that feeds our inner fire has ceased to catch in the same way it once did. What we need is a little infusion of fantasy—which is just what this transit provides! If we consider how to reenchant our circumstances, to make our practices more magical and leave room to pay attention to signs and synchronicities, we can restoke the flame which may have been in danger of dwindling in the face of monotony. We are always deserving of inspiration and magic.
The moon enters Aquarius at 5:20 p.m., and moon void of course ends
In the early evening, the moon enters Aquarius, ending its void of course. For the next two days, we lean away from tradition and more into the unorthodox realms, interested in the unusual and unique. Our emotions take on a more objective lens, and so we might find more luck adjusting our behaviors to evolve our perspective, unafraid to try something new or reinvent our role in everyday activities.
All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.