Mercury SemiSquare Saturn gives us an urge to “get things done.” Mars sextile Jupiter helps with that, but we may tend to overdo it. Mercury enters Aquarius, and we feel a shift from attention to details to creating innovative ideas.
Sun is quincunx the North Node, and we need to STOP if we are engaging in misguided efforts to “help” someone. This is a time when bad legislation will likely be passed, legislation that does far more harm than good, and judicial decisions and opinions are handed down that do precisely the same: more harm than good. (That is true both yesterday and today.) Do know that you can obtain special insights and knowledge today, but postpone acting on them until some later, better, day. Though the Moon is not void, stick to routine if you can. And, do write down those insights. You really can use them later.
Today is difficult to interpret. In North America (and the most of the Western Hemisphere), we have a reprieve from the messy Piscean void Moon by early morning hours. Venus is SemiSquare Neptune, and SemiSquares are inherently annoying. This one deals with situations where we have unrealistic expectations, particularly in romance or in how we can “help” others. Venus Trine Node means we feel a Karmic demand to be helpful to others, but chances are good we will make a mess of it today instead of making things better. Mercury BiNovile Uranus tells us we can have subtle insights that lead to development of new skills, possibly related to our misguided efforts. It is a tricky day to “get things done,” and you may have to double check your work. Reality checks are very important today, and Sun Decile Pluto may provide precisely that, but probably in a painful sort of way.
Moon in Pisces favors creatives (and most entertainers) but feels a bit like a void Moon to everyone else. Venus Trine Jupiter brings us “luck” and may even encourage us to sign long term contracts, but the Moon does not favor this. In the end, you must decide yourself, but Piscean Moons tend to erase long term commitments. Sun is also quincunx Jupiter, and that votes against the temptation of the long term commitment. Make it a “fun day” if you can, and avoid taking anything too seriously.
We would like to say that today is quiet after the shakeup of yesterday’s powerful New Moon, but that is only true by comparison. Today has Mars Trine Chiron, and issues involving health, healthcare, education, and mentors surface (if they did not yesterday) or are exacerbated. A Pisces Moon just will not let us ignore the less fortunate, unless we do so at our own peril. Do a good deed today.
By itself, the New Moon today is interesting. This NM marks the start of the Chinese New Year, and we have a list of New Moons in 2016 here. The Moon turns v/c for the remainder of the day, and this is a good day for a holiday.
We have a number of interesting aspects today, including higher order aspects. But what stands out are the sheer number of aspects in play. Next, we interpret select aspects, and after that a list of the aspects (regular and higher order) perfecting today.
Beyond the NM today, enough by itself, Mercury Trine North Node catches our eyes. It speaks to travel and communications, conversations and trips, done to deal with Karmic issues such as dealing with old wounds or taking on new challenges needed to grow into the next stage, whatever that may be. Venus Sextile Chiron confirms this but focuses the issues more into health, education, and mentor relationships. Mercury Novile Saturn tells us that not only is the “Devil In the Details” but so also is a possible new insight that leads to a special skill in dealing with those details. Jupiter TriSeptile Uranus has been applying for at least a few days (if not weeks), and it marks a collective turning point for the planet in terms of working through karmic issues, helping those less fortunate than ourselves, and addressing environmental issues.
Venus Sextile Mars contributes, again, to what has been a romantic / sexual weekend for some and a creative weekend for others. The Moon’s entry into Aquarius after a long void yesterday may suggest certain revisions to your work. Sun Square Mars can bring some discord and anger. If you do not overdo it, physical exercise can help. In any case, you can get things done today.
Today is at least as complex and active as yesterday if not more so. Venus Square Uranus follows on the heels of yesterday’s Venus / Pluto conjunction, and this may be a sexually intense weekend for those who choose a “getaway” at this time. (Venus Square Uranus is associated with “kinky” or untraditional sex.) Mercury Trine Jupiter enhances the continuation or revision of any work done by creatives yesterday. With Sun Sextile Uranus and Sun BiQuintile North Node, insights abound for those with eyes to see them and ears to hear them. Venus is also septile Neptune, and doing something for someone less fortunate than yourself is a good idea.
Astrologically, this is a busy Friday, but what stands out are (1) Mars quincunx Uranus (11:31 AM CST; 12:31 PM EST / 9:31 PST); and (2) Venus conjunct Pluto (7:14 PM CST). This day can be characterized by mis-steps and accidents. We will tend to become angry, and this can be difficult to control. Give yourself extra lead time and padding in everything that happens today, and know that your expectations will almost certainly be violated. Put it all behind you be evening. This is a good night for sex and love, together, if you are in an existing romantic relationship. If not, you might have a spectacular date tonight. If none of that applies, work on either physical fitness or financial fitness this evening. If you are home alone, and not willing to take a break, then knock out those taxes ahead of the due date this year.
A higher order BiQuintile, Sun to Jupiter, can provide powerful insights for creatives. If your work as a creative has a disturbing or difficult aspect to it (such as writing a murder mystery), then this may be an excellent night to make progress or even complete the work. (If you have Aquarius / Virgo in your natal chart, or Leo / Pisces, then you will benefit most.)