Monday 18th February 2019
Venus conjunct Saturn.
Sun sextile Uranus.
The last day of the astrological month of Aquarius.
Astrological song of the day..Kashmir.
The full fury of the Sun and Moon in Aquarius and Leo respectively. No compromise. Majesty. A lion's roar. Coupled with this resplendent backdrop is the talisman, Venus conjunct Saturn in Capricorn plighting her troth.
00.51 Mercury at 13 Pisces waxing septile Pluto at 22 Capricorn
05.26 Venus at 17 Capricorn waning bi-septile Uranus at 29 Aries
07.56 The Sun at 29 Aquarius waning sextile Uranus at 29 Aries
10.53 Venus at 17 Capricorn conjunction Saturn at 17 Capricorn
13.22 Mercury at 14 Pisces waning semi-square Uranus at 29 Aries
14.19 The Moon at 14 Leo waxing quincunx Mercury at 14 Pisces
16:00-19:00 The Moon forms a planetary yod at this time being at the focus of Venus sextile Neptune. An artistic wave.
16.04 The Moon at 16 Leo waxing quincunx Neptune at 16 Pisces
18.02 The Moon at 17 Leo waning quincunx Saturn at 17 Capricorn
18.35 The Moon at 17 Leo waning quincunx Venus at 17 Capricorn
23.06 The Sun enters Pisces, joining Neptune in that sign, and a new astrological month begins....with a Full Moon.
State of the sky:-
Today the Sun is at 29 degrees Aquarius. The Sun enters Pisces tonight (GMT), Venus, Saturn and Pluto are in Capricorn. Mercury and Neptune are already in Pisces. There are 31 days to the Vernal Equinox. All the planets are direct in motion. This is the time to push forward, but get a move on. We are now leaving the recent eclipse season.
Mercury is in Pisces as an evening star. Mercury has a lengthy 65 day residence in Pisces this year due to his retrograde motion. Mercury is conjunct Neptune for the 1st time tomorrow at 16 degrees Pisces. He enters his shadow on Feb 20th, sextiles Saturn, squares Jupiter and sextiles Pluto , the 1st run, from Feb 20th to Feb 23rd. By Feb 27th his motion is less than a degree per day.
Mercury turns retrograde at 29 Pisces on March 5th and is at Inferior Conjunction with the Sun at 24 Pisces on March 15th. As a morning star he again squares Jupiter, sextiles Pluto, sextiles Saturn from March 15th to 20th and is conjunct Neptune a second time on March 24th at 17 Pisces. Mercury turns direct at 16 Pisces on March 28th. He is conjunct Neptune a final time on April 2nd, sextiles Saturn, Pluto and squares Jupiter from April 7th to 12th having regained a degree per day by then. Mercury leaves his shadow and enters Aries on April 17th. The emphasis of the complete residence is the conjunction with Neptune. Emphatic lessons to be learnt regarding faith, vulnerability and self undoing. This is a very inspiring period and will witness a lot of changes of current and direction.
Venus is a direct morning star in Capricorn. Venus as a morning star will reside here for the remainder of February. This is a short, rather sharp residence. Venus conjuncts Pluto on Feb 23rd at 22 Capricorn and squares Uranus on March 1st. Venus leaves Capricorn for Aquarius on that same day, March 1st. Venus in Capricorn seeks value and security. She is a material girl and bestower of support and dedication. Ernest commitment.
Mars is now in Taurus, residing in this sign for 44 days. Mars in Taurus adds patience, stability and strength to undertakings.
The Sun sextiles Mars on Feb 28th, injecting will and purpose, Mars sextiles Neptune on March 10th, acting with flair and presence, and trines Saturn with productive industry, on March 14th. Mercury sextiles Mars on March 18th, with nimble dexterity, Mars trines Pluto with sheer will, effort and power, on March 20th. Venus squares Mars with disharmonious passion, on March 21st. Mars enters Gemini on March 31st. What is made during this period is built to last. Get stuck in.
Jupiter is in Sagittarius. This is a visionary time. The motivation here is a need to move, to grow, to seek freedom, to expand and to 'open up'. Optimism, energy, forthrightness, faith in the future and expression of adventure are the hallmarks of the residence. Jupiter makes a waning square to Neptune, Jan 13th 2019, June 16th 2019 and Sept 21st 2019. This is the only major aspect of the residence and suggests a 'delusional unreal glamorous accompaniment' to this essentially jovial component of the nature of the skies in the year ahead. With Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, Jupiter in Sagittarius adds wit and wonderment before the inevitable astrological maelstrom of 2020 when he joins the two heavy weights in the sign of the goat. Jupiter is all the time moving towards the 2020 union with Saturn and Pluto in the last decan of Capricorn. Jupiter then moves on to conjunct Neptune at 24 degrees Pisces in 2022. The Grand Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn at the start of Aquarius occurs on the Winter Solstice 2020. This will be a 'mutation conjunction'. It is the first of an unbroken series of Jupiter Saturn conjunctions in Air signs which extend till around 2140. Since 1840 all the Jupiter Saturn conjunctions have been in Earth signs, with the exception of the 1980-1981 triple conjunction. Jupiter turns retrograde on April 10th at 24 Sagittarius.
Saturn is direct in Capricorn. The energy of Saturn in this sign is dense, practical, realistic, industrious on a huge scale, formative, establishing and sustaining. Saturn was last in Capricorn between 1988 and 1991. During the residence Saturn will sextile Neptune in Pisces three times during 2019, 31st Jan, 18th June and Nov 9th. All world religions may face serious issues of faith, science and political change during these times. Saturn will conjunct the dragon's tail (lunar descending node) in 2019 demanding a karmic debt be paid. The most important aspect however is Saturn conjunct Pluto on Jan 12th 2020. The are warlike connotations with this symbolism, this is a danger zone. The last time these two astrological heavy weights meet in Capricorn was in 1518, and before that in 1248. We are dealing here with 'forces majeure'. Saturn remains in Capricorn till Feb 17th 2020.
Uranus is now direct and revisiting Aries. Uranus is spending 150 days concluding his un-finished business in Aries before re-entering Taurus on April 6th. He will then reside in Taurus until July 2025.
Neptune is now direct in Pisces he has been in this sign since 2011. Neptune in Pisces is symbolic of the greatest watery immersion in the deepest subliminal and spiritual ocean. Neptune is in its own sign of Pisces, a transit that only occurs every 165 years. Neptune rules Pisces and also rules the deepest realms of the subconscious mind. The oceanic vibration of love is flowing with a deeper and higher frequency. Our human mission is to flow with it. Art, music and science are enhanced with the progress of this residence. The blue hair we see these days is very Neptune in Pisces. Neptune will turn retrograde at 19 degrees Pisces on June 21 2019. Neptune enters Aries on March 30th 2025.
Pluto is now direct in Capricorn approaching 22 degrees of that sign.
6 degrees now separate Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. Saturn is conjunct Pluto on Jan 12th 2020. This is the 'serious zone'.
The following astrological heavyweight event, later on in 2020, is the 'Grand Conjunction' of Jupiter and Saturn at the start of Aquarius occurring on the Winter Solstice of that year, beckoning to a healthier 'New Age Feeling' just a little way beyond. Pluto enters Aquarius on March 23rd 2023.
The next eclipse is a Total Solar Eclipse (passing through South America) on July 2nd 2019 at 11 Cancer (weakly opposite Saturn), followed by a Partial Lunar Eclipse (conjunct Pluto) at 24 Capricorn on July 16th 2019.