weekly astrology blog
a regular commentary on the week's planetary influences
the weekly astrology blog
February 20 to February 26
***all times are PST; add 3 hours for EDT***
divine harmony is available for in-depth astrology readings. she combines a psychological and spiritual focus on the natal chart and helps youto understand your Soul's journey in deeper way.
all times are in PST. and for those of you new to my column, i write in lower case for a reason as i find it symbolic and resonant with how i view the world. i capitalize certain words in ways to illuminate their power. otherwise, all is equal to me and i write in lowercase :)
Monday February 20th-
Pluto in Capricorn sesquiquadrates the north node at 3’33 virgo at 12:53am, creating tension and friction between what is dying/being released from our past and the new things we are creating for our future. The north node is a point of destiny and evolution- but it’s not the easy path to growth. It is a place where we are pushed out of the nest and we figure out how to fly falling down! Pluto with the north node is asking us to see what we have to let go of completely and/or radically transform in order to evolve further on our path’s of mastery and evolution. The very things you find yourself getting stuck in are the things that are challenging you to grow right now. Stay the course and stay committed to doing this inner work. It will be very much worth your while!
mercury in aquarius sextiles uranus in aries at 8:01pm, aligning the mind and intellect with the rebel and revolutionary! Mercury is in the sign of Uranus so there is a double does of outside of the box energy present right now! Being open minded, visionary and willing to think and speak outside of the box is supported right now. Be willing to see things differently today!
Sun in pisces semisquares mars in aries at 9:24pm, creating tension and friction between the ego energies within ourselves. The sun in pisces wants to surrender and dissolve while mars in aries wants to fight and take a stand. Vacillating between the two in unhealthy ways can ensue. If you feel frustrated, irritated or impulsive and reactive right now- take a pause, breathe and count to 10 before you speak or act. On the other hand if you find yourself stuck in lethargy and indecision this aspect could be about sparking the fire so you can take conscious action and create positive change in your life!
Tuesday February 21st-
mercury in aquarius sextiles eris in aries at 9:30am, aligning the mind and intellect with the Goddess of discord and chaos in harmonious ways. Between yesterday and today mercury has harmoniously linked up with Uranus and eris- bringing potential for radical, revolutionary communications, thinking and ideas to take hold! Being willing to shake things up- personally and collectively- so you/we all can wake up is key right now!
mercury in aquarius trines retrograde jupiter in libra at 10:27am, aligning the mind and intellect with the planet of expansion, positivity and growth! This is a great aspect for learning, teaching, opening the mind and seeing the possibilities!
The sun conjoins the south node at 3’28 pisces at 2:17pm, aligning the conscious self and ego with the karmic past. Old karmic patterns can be triggered or exacerbated right now- particularly anything around denial, delusion, avoidance of reality, playing the victim or the martyr, addiction, spiritual bypassing and avoiding taking responsibility for our lives. Being aware of where we are running old programs that do not serve us is key- as the pull to past patterns is strong and easy to default to today!
The Sun in pisces semisquares pluto in Capricorn at 5:19pm, bringing friction between the ego self and the deep shadows of the Unconscious. Deep stuff can arise today around power, control, jealousy, possessiveness and resentment. IF we are too pisces and rising above these energies without facing them to move through them (spiritual by passing them) then they can come up in intense ways today. Being willing to dive deep and face internal and external shadows is the path to mastery and transformation right now.
Mars in aries sesquiquadrates the north node in virgo at 9:11pm, bringing friction between our evolutionary path of the Soul and our ego drives and desires that pull us off our path. Mars squares pluto tomorrow- and in the first days of this week they both made tense aspects to the north node. The north node asks us to step up and in virgo we are being asked to reign in our desires, be of service and think before we act. If we overdo mars/pluto we can get ourselves into a pickle right now. Having healthy outlets for anger and rage and not expressing it reactively and compulsively is so key right now- that is if you don’t want to deal with drama, chaos or explosions of all kinds (emotional, literal and otherwise).
mercury in aquarius semisextiles chiron in pisces at 8:18pm, bringing deep potential for healing communication and thinking. Being willing to go deep and get to the root and core of wounded patterns that run us is key right now.
Wednesday February 22nd-
At 1:02am mars in aries squares pluto in Capricorn, creating tension and friction between the lower will and Higher Will in intense ways! We are heading into some pretty potent astrology in the last days of February. Mars triggers pluto, Uranus, eris and Jupiter- all hard aspects that can make for a disruptive last part of the month. Mars/pluto is a call to align the lower, egoic will with the Higher Will- but this requires our capacity to step back from our immediate demands and desires so we can see the Bigger Picture at play. The shadow of this astrology can play out as power/control dynamics, subtle or not so subtle manipulations, and even outright physical or emotional violence. Being aware of how we express our will and assert ourselves is key right now. Watch the world stage for expressions of this astrology playing out as well in the coming days.
venus in aries semisextiles neptune in pisces 1:58pm, aligning the lower heart with the Higher Heart in lovely ways. Interesting to see the lower will and Higher Will make a tense aspect on the same day the lower heart and Higher heart make a harmonious one. Which side will win out!?! Venus/Neptune is great for raising our desires up so that we are more compassionate, altruistic and thinking of others. Accessing our power while staying aligned to our heart and the frequency of Love is recommended right now (and really always! But right now it’s a good time to remind us all of that)
retrograde jupiter in libra opposes eris in aries at 2:14pm, creating an oppositional energy between the planet of expansion but also excess and the Goddess of discord and chaos! over the next 7 days mars triggers the Uranus/pluto square, the Uranus/eris conjunction and jupiter’s trigger of all 3 bodies (Jupiter opposite eris/Uranus and Jupiter square pluto). YIKES!!! This is some powerful astrology and jupiter’s influence can be like pouring more fuel on an already hot and heavy fire! Jupiter/eris can help us see where upsetting the apple cart is necessary for true evolution to take hold. Yet he can also exacerbate unrest, discord and chaos in our personal and collective lives. It’s important to remember that sometimes things have to breakdown in order to breakthrough. Don’t use this astrology to stay stuck in the past- but also don’t reactively act out in it either. Jupiter in libra requires that we find points of balance, compromise and collaboration if we truly want to create a new world within or without!
Thursday February 23rd-
mercury in aquarius sextiles saturn in Sagittarius at 1:45pm, aligning the conscious mind and intellect with the planet of maturity, mastery and discipline. This is lovely astrology as mercury is visionary and outside of the box when in aquarius but he is not known to be grounded or aware of how actions taken or words spoken today will impact the future. Saturn, on the other hand, is long term focused- so we have his support in creating change that will have positive long term reward in the future. This is great for being rational, logical and having great foresight. It’s also great for serious communications that get to the point today. Saturn is aligned with the Galactic Center right now- the center of our galaxy. Some big time cosmic downloads can be incoming right now. Keep your mind and heart open to receive them!
Mercury in aquarius semisquares venus in aries at 7:38pm, bringing tension between the mind and heart. Finding ways to express our thoughts and feelings and honor both is key right now. Both aquarius and aries are super independent- so we want to be sure we are aware of other’s and their experience as much as we are of our own in order for communications to be peaceful and connected.
Friday February 24th-
There are no major aspects today. The moon is in airy, social and independent aquarius all day long. The moon makes lovely aspects to venus and mars- making it a great day for innovation, inventions, creativity, passion and romance! Do something outside of the box today!
Saturday February 25th-
At 12:37am the Sun in pisces semisquares Uranus in aries, creating tension between the conscious self and ego and the rebel, revolutionary and Great Awakener! Sun/Uranus can bring unexpected, wake up/shake up energy. The sun triggers the Jupiter/Uranus opposition this morning into mid afternoon- which can be positive for change and growth but also destabilizing and anxiety producing. If you feel restless, nervous or like you have been plugged into an electrical outlet- thank Uranus (and avoid the second cup or maybe even the first cup of caffeine!).
The Sun in pisces sesquiquadrates retrograde Jupiter in libra at 3:04pm, which can incite our desire for growth and expansion at any cost! Of course we need to find balance right now as we can act or speak in haste and it can cost us. Steer clear of self aggrandizement and hubris and instead be humble and willing to see your own part in situations playing out in your life. That is how you get empowered to change them!
mercury moves out of aquarius and into pisces at 3:07pm, shifting the conscious mind and intellect from air to water, intellect to emotion, rational to intuitive. Mercury in pisces is great for intuition, imagination, dreams and inner knowing. Giving ourselves time to retreat, reflect and introspect is key during pisces transits (which we have a lot of right now due to the presence of mercury, the south node, the sun, Neptune and chiron here- and soon to be the moon and solar eclipse tomorrow!). just watch out for overdoing the shadow side of pisces- confusing your intuition with fantasy or fear and being so disconnected from the world and reality that you are not grounded and present to what is going on here and now.
The Sun in pisces sesquiquadrates eris in aries at 7:44pm, bringing tense energy with the Goddess of discord and chaos. a wild, unexpected energy is definitely present today with the sun triggering Uranus, eris and Jupiter! Paying attention to dreams and intuition is key right now. But also steering clear of checking out, spiritual bypassing and/or turning to addictions to numb out. Use the energy today to WAKE UP and change!
Sunday February 26th-
the solar eclipse at 8’12 pisces is exact at 6:58am, commencing a new lunar cycle that also gives us the last of the virgo/pisces eclipses! We have had this axis of eclipses since march of 2015 and as of this month we have begun to shift into a new axis of eclipses (leo/aquarius- read the entry for 2/10 for more info). Typically new moons are times to start new things but this new moon is on the karmic south node and it’s also conjunct Neptune the planet of dissolution and letting go. This new moon has a focus on what we have to fully let go of from the past in order to move forward. This could relate to patterns, ideas, karmas, relationships, situations and more. In order to move through a new door we have to fully walk out of and close an old one.
mercury in pisces squares mean black moon lilith in Sagittarius at 10:32am, making for some intense communication and thinking today! This can help us to get to the root and Truth of matters or it could incite communication where we are aggressively arguing with others and trying to force our Truth down their throats. Listening to our intuition and being able to discern between intuition and fantasy or fear is important right now. Very often the body will clearly let us know the difference between the two- so listen to your body and psyche as much if not more than you listen to your mind right now.
mars cojoins Uranus at 22’00 aries at 4:19pm, aligning the will warrior and drive with the rebel and revolutionary! WOW this is some powerful astrology and we all want to navigate it with as much consciousness we can muster. Mars/Uranus can be great for taking action, being radical and revolutionary and doing things outside of the box. Yet mars in aries can have a hard time toning down his fire and with Uranus aligned with him his fire can get to be too much. Watch out for anger, aggression and accidents. If we are being too forceful right now others can push back in unexpected ways. Just as I said for mars square pluto on 2/22- watch world events for manifestations of this astrology politically, environmentally and more. Having healthy outlets for anger and rage and steering clear of others who clearly do not is recommended right now.
Have a transformational week!
Divine Harmony is dedicated to communicating with one’s higher Self by way of the celestial realms. Just as the microcosm is contained in the macrocosm and vice-versa – Divine Harmony believes that the stars and planets have connections to the people, places and things that inhabit the earth, and there is a way to find the pattern of communication and connection by divining the stars.
BML (black moon lilith) is being included in the weekly interpretations now. the highest expression of joining these two is symbolized by the high priestess tarot card. she sits between the black and white pillars- the black being the pillar of severity and the white being the pillar of mercy. i use the mean position of BML, which in contrast to the fluctuating motion of the true position, advances steadily.