New Moon Report for February 3
by Jeff Jawer
Neptune in Pisces
Friday, February 3, 10:52 am PST, 1:52 pm EST
Spiritual Neptune settles into its sensitive home sign for a 13-year stay that inspires faith and stimulates our fantasies. The planet of compassion in sympathetic Pisces softens the barriers between us, spurring compassion and arousing our charitable instincts. Dreams without borders dissolve differences among individuals and can even unite religions in a growing desire to reconnect with the soul of humanity.
In-depth studies and investigations are promoted via a Mercury-Pluto parallel (9:11AM PST). Parallels and contra-parallels are alignments taking place as celestial bodies move north or south of the Celestial Equator. Their potency can be equal to the usual aspects that are calculated via the zodiacal circle. Mercury and Pluto are hooking up as a dynamic duo this morning because they are both 19+ degrees south of the Celestial Equator. Meanwhile, as mentioned in yesterday’s calendar entry, the hard-to-grasp, elusive and far-out planet Neptune enters Pisces (11:04AM PST) for its official 14-year journey in this last, hard-to-understand zodiacal sign. If Neptune in Pisces sounds vaguely familiar, it is because from April 4 to August 4 last year, this planet and sign offered you an introductory lesson on what the next 14 years might contain. Were you listening to and tuning into that solar systemic, galactic and universal dissertation in 2011? If not, you now have a golden opportunity to dust off your old Beatles records (relating to the trip to India and the aftermath) and get back into the Be Here Now vibes of Richard Alpert (aka Baba Ram Dass) in order to comprehend the reality behind all of our many materialistic illusions. Strengthen your creative imagination and psychic sensitivity. Be more compassionate and empathic to the truly needy and disenfranchised. Experiment with a digital or video camera. Sing, dance and make merry as major planetary shifts don’t happen that often. Finish old business later on when the Moon in Gemini is in a void uncertainty cycle from 9:07PM PST to 10:05PM PST. Once the Moon enters its home base of watery Cancer (10:05PM PST), family and nostalgic themes run rampant, and the lunar orb makes an instant, harmonious trine to Neptune in Pisces (10:07PM PST). Keep a notebook by your bed overnight to record nocturnal soul-wanderings.
If you are a frequent reader of this calendar, then you know that every so often the cosmos settles down and refrains from blasting earthlings with solar, lunar and planetary discord. Today is one of those one-sided affairs where the potential for good outweighs the potential for its opposite. This is because the only two major celestial alignments are flowing trines of 120-degrees – the first one from the Moon in Gemini to Mercury in Aquarius (6:42AM PST) and the second one happening some 7+ hours later when the Moon forms the same rapport with the Sun in Aquarius (2:02PM PST). Be receptive to visions and insights coming from the great beyond. Think about your higher destiny on Spaceship Earth rather than your personal needs and desires. Literary and educational endeavors as well as cultural and global perspectives win the day over petty peeves and superficial interests. Catch up with email and overseas correspondence. Meanwhile, gear up for a big sea change happening for the planet ruling the oceans as Neptune prepares to enter Pisces for nearly 14 years tomorrow. This orb of dreams, spirituality, religious beliefs and the creative imagination is saying goodbye to Aquarius after a brilliant 14-year run in this third, universal air sign. Now it’s on to the last sign of the zodiac for a trip into unknown waters only Einstein, a double-fish Piscean himself, might perceive with his mystical and kaleidoscopic mind-set.
New Moon Report
by Jeff Jawer
Mercury in Aquarius
Friday, January 27, 10:12 am PST, 1:12 pm EST
Intelligence matters with clever Mercury in cerebral Aquarius. We can break out of our usual patterns of perception to understand the world from different angles. Cooler heads allow us to step out of the shadows of emotion and discover new concepts. However, friendly conversations may stimulate minds but could be less successful at touching hearts.
Strange forces are very much on the prowl in the early going today as the Moon makes its monthly union with Neptune in Aquarius (12:34AM PST) – simultaneously launching a short void lunar cycle that lasts until 1:12AM PST when the Moon enters Piscean waters. Watch your dreams for clues about the future and don’t be surprised if maternal archetypes are present in your soul-wanderings since the Moon is also parallel to Ceres (1:10AM PST). Healing forces are making a comeback since the Moon forms its monthly conjunction with Chiron in Pisces (7:14AM PST) while the lunar orb is also parallel to Chiron (8:57AM PST). This double emphasis on Chiron reminds you to meditate for clarity and peace of mind. Learn more about advances in the field of alternative medicine. Be more of a bridge-builder between your multi-faceted personality and spirit realms. Pisces Moon gives you an opportunity to lend a helping hand to the truly disenfranchised and abandoned. Tough it out this evening when Venus forms a frictional, 135-degree tie to Saturn (7:04PM PST). This aspect can bring the big chill into affairs of the heart on a temporary basis. Dance away the blues as the Moon in the last sign of the zodiac can give you a dose of happy feet.
There’s a definite uptick on the relationship front and it comes from a Sun-Juno 60-degree alliance (12:00PM PST) linking Capricorn and Scorpio. The Sun and Juno don’t always make this kind of favorable aspect and your job is to be extra sensitive to dear ones. Be a good listener and don’t just dump your burdens of the shoulders of a significant other. Some confusion may pop up on the artistic horizon and in dealing with investment matters due to Mercury forming a caustic, 45-degree tie to Neptune (1:57PM PST) while the Sun makes the same kind of challenging alignment with Vesta (4:39PM PST). Assisting you in making sure your business affairs are on solid ground is a subtle and yet still uplifting, 30-degree rapport from Jupiter to Uranus (4:14PM PST). This mentally expansive alignment also works on your behalf if you are engaged in advanced studies in all fields of knowledge and wisdom. The love boat travels to exotic ports of call this evening as the Moon forms a supportive, 60-degree link with passionate Mars (11:25PM PST) while the Moon also makes its approach to a monthly union with Juno in Scorpio (happening exactly at 6:56AM PST tomorrow).
Learning from esteemed mentors and teachers is one way to get moving this morning as the Moon is parallel Saturn (1:24AM PST) followed some 7+ hours later by an inspirational, 72-degree link from Mercury to Saturn (9:15AM PST). Focusing attention on key business or professional matters also makes sense. Money-making ventures could appear on the scene later on as Venus parallels Neptune (1:50PM PST), Mercury makes a supportive, 60-degree link with Vesta (2:26PM PST), and the Moon parallels Venus (6:00PM PST). The emphasis on Venus, Vesta and Neptune suggests that your highest ideals and dreams can come true with enough self-assurance. Working with the right artistic media is necessary since the Moon continues its march through creative and affable Libra. Some confusion on the partnership front may develop as the Moon parallels Neptune (6:24PM PST) followed by Mercury making a frictional, 45-degree tie to Juno (6:52PM PST). Be prepared for an intense day on Spaceship Earth tomorrow as several planetary pranksters try to mutiny and disrupt the proceedings.
Love is in the air today, yet luckily we’re able to balance our romantic fantasies with the practicalities of everyday life. We can be sensible even while dreaming, as beautiful Venus trines responsible Saturn and joins imaginative Neptune. Although a stubborn Mercury-Pluto conjunction tempts us to amass power, we don’t need to lose touch with the magic. Meanwhile, the meticulous Virgo Moon helps us approach each situation in a rational manner.
You might think that you’re being extremely realistic, yet you could fall in love with your own reflection today without realizing what happened. Thankfully, your closest friends won’t confuse your dreams with the actual events of the day. Ultimately, the truth may not be as perfect as your imagination, but acknowledging reality for what it is should eliminate most of your potential problems before they can even manifest.
You may believe that you have done everything possible to assist others now as your ruling planet Venus conjuncts delusional Neptune in your 10th House of Publicity. However, you might have your own self-interests at heart, rather than being motivated by altruism. But don’t waste energy questioning your motives. The reason you are doing something today isn’t as important as whether or not you are kind in your interactions with others.
A relationship with a close friend or business partner is complicated now because you are probably seeing things through rose-colored glasses. Although your subjective view of reality is tinted by your unfulfilled desires, you can steer clear of trouble by tempering your unrealistic expectations with critical thinking. You needn’t be afraid of dreaming as long as you stay aware of the difference between fact and fantasy.
Your standards for sharing your true feelings are set at a very high level now because you don’t want to fool yourself into believing that everything is fine. However, it’s challenging today to create a healthy balance between expressing the truth and bending it. Even if you’re tempted to sidestep an unpleasant situation, you’ll be happier in the long run if you take enough time to address unresolved issues before they grow out of control.
You may run into an emotional wall today, and even though you cannot just keep pushing ahead, it’s not sensible to retreat, either. Thankfully, you can imagine an ideal picture of the way you want things to be and your unwavering focus enables you to create a concrete plan to reach satisfaction. Sharing your ideas with co-workers can provide positive feedback, but ultimately the responsibility to make your dreams come true is yours alone. Don’t wait for help; you can perform magic on your own.
You know what you want to do today and may become quite angry with anyone who stands in your way. But even without resistance, you might grow confused as you move closer toward your goals because you can’t understand why everything is taking so long to finish. However, impatience is counterproductive because you have more time than you realize, anyway. It’s more important now to keep your faith than it is to reach your destination.
Your ruling planet Venus is touched by angelic Neptune today, dangling idealistic fantasies just beyond your reach. Thankfully, you are quite comfortable knowing there’s more work to do before you can earn your just rewards. On another day you might grow frustrated, but now you see the plan in motion and you’re happy to let it continue to unfold naturally. Find a working pace that you can sustain and stick with it.
It’s easy for you to look ahead today, unencumbered by your recent past. Intelligent Mercury joins potent Pluto, your key planet, bringing a powerful mental boost that enables you to maintain your focus on the present while also dreaming about your future. Use your creative imagination to set the right tone for the next phase of your life. Just don’t reach ahead too far too fast, or your current stability will begin to feel more like a prison than the gift that it actually is.
You are able to bend reality today so you can imagine all the possibilities that are ahead. You have a clear shot at whatever you want now, assuming you can conjure up a clear image of your desires. Just remember that daydreaming isn’t the only ingredient to your success now; perseverance is required, too. Don’t give up on your highest hopes, or you’ll never know what might have been possible.
Others secretly admire your ability to be patient when working toward accomplishing your goals. Thankfully, the cosmos is on your side today as your key planet Saturn forms a harmonious trine with sensual Venus, enabling you to work hard for sweet rewards while delaying gratification if necessary. Keep your eye on the prize; it will be yours once you’ve earned it.
Your ability to approach something you want with emotional detachment might seem odd to others, but this logical strategy enables you to maintain your sense of freedom. Today, however, you might swallow the bait if the object of your desire is attractive enough. Instead of wasting time and energy struggling to work your way free, avoid headaches by steering clear of the hook right from the start.
Delicious Venus hooks up with your key planet Neptune today, transforming simple facts into multicolored streams of cascading fantasies. The magic may happen so fast that you’re instantly mesmerized by your lovely daydreams. There’s no need to deny yourself the sweet pleasures; you can always make your way back to reality tomorrow.
Compared to today’s cosmic intensity, yesterday was a cream puff or cake-walk. Of course, knowing this is a Friday the Thirteenth does not offer comfort to those of you who are highly superstitious. Meanwhile, Venus, the traditional planet of love, makes a flowing trine to taskmaster, ringed Saturn (1:06AM PST) only a few hours before Mercury unites with Pluto in Capricorn (5:04AM PST), Ceres parallels Saturn (5:13AM PST), and Venus unites with Neptune in Aquarius (7:18AM PST). If you think you have life, business affairs and primary partnerships all figured out, think again. Venus trine Saturn, Mercury conjunct Pluto, Ceres parallel Saturn, and Venus merging with Neptune – all within 6+ hours of time – constitute a major test of faith and confidence. When so many potent alignments are squashed within a short period of time, giving a cogent interpretation is impossible. However, each piece of the puzzle has an essential meaning. Venus trine Saturn suggests that some sensible progress on the financial front is possible. Mercury cavorting with Pluto can make anyone into an amateur detective – energized by the fierce desire to get to the root of long-standing mysteries and secrets. Ceres and Saturn together is a reminder to learn more about your parental heritage and archetypes. Venus in cahoots with Neptune can rev up your romantic and erotic nature or increase confusion on the love front. The Moon uniting with Mars in Virgo (4:37PM PST) adds a further touch of volatility, passion or excitement. A Sun-Moon flowing trine in earth signs (5:59PM PST) sounds appealing at first glance, but it also begins a fairly long void lunar cycle that lasts until 5:29AM PST tomorrow. Be aware that Venus enters the sign of its exaltation – Pisces – at 9:48PM PST. Venus remains in compassionate and empathic Pisces until February 7.