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Weekly Transits for February 20th- 26th 2023

Updated: Feb 21, 2023




Monday, February 20th

Venus enters Aries

(actually on February 19th at 11:56 pm PST/ February 20th 2:56 am EST)

Aquarius Mercury sextile Aries Chiron @ 13°

2:04 am PST/ 5:04 am EST

Pisces Moon square Gemini Mars @ 16°

10:26 pm PST / February 21st 1:26 am EST


We are in Pisces season. The deep ocean beckons, pulls us into the final lessons of the zodiacal year. The Sun will rise again.


The planet of love, connection, and what we value rises from the depths of the ocean and becomes powered by the flame of the big bang. Venus here is playful, fiery, bold, blunt, and adventurous. Where is your heart ready to be reborn? What do you love doing that you’ve neglected? How have you sacrificed your likes, dislikes, alone time, little pleasures; for someone else, or your job, or because you haven’t prioritized your own needs? In the minefield of navigating everyone’s feelings, have you forgotten your own?


Who can you count on for a good time? Who will play with you?


In a capitalist oligarchy; it’s easy to see play as a luxury that you can’t afford. Play is the basis for teaching, enjoyment, for living. You see birds play in the wind. Cats play with string, or a piece of plastic wrapping. Play is simply: your birthright, and part of the fullness of the experience of living. How dare we NOT play? No one in a terrible situation wants others to stop playing and living. They want to live through the situation so they may play again. We have stripped the human experience from this fundamental way of being, or focused play as only relegated to our glowing rectangles. During Venus in Aries season, I invite you to find your fun again. Connect in the simplest ways so you can savor this fullness.


Aquarian Mercury and Chiron and Aries make a sextile, which I normally don’t focus on, but I saw this one as interesting. This supportive aspect suggests that our healing has power on a most personal level. Our wounding teams up with our higher mind and we’ll be able to communicate, move, travel in ways that are beneficial for all; and by being beneficial for all, we heal ourselves. We stop a cycle of pain. Wounded people wound people. Often we think that these transits need to look like big ornate things, when really this can be a quick moment, a mostly private and humble realization. We make magic every day we work with the energies before us.


Pisces Moon squares Gemini Mars where we see an interplay between our body’s emotional reactions and actions. Mars will move us quickly into verbal, communicative, and curious corners, after a very intuitive spike of knowledge. Our bodies know things, often that our brains do now, and we were raised to ignore that knowledge. We were raised to change the times our bodies want food, or endure hours that don’t work for us, or sitting for hours when we are children.


What is your body telling you today, as we move through Pisces season, and Pisces Moon? You know something, and you might not want to know it. Gemini Mars might be putting pressure on the need to act on this knowledge. This Mars wants to express itself, but overall, Gemini Mars is likely not precise enough to deal with this efficiently. It may say things to gain understanding, but could be indelicate or harsh. Or conversely, you may have to say something, and not be able to hold yourself back. But you might actually not have the words for what’s going on inside of you. Pisces Moon will go straight for your more traumatized tissues. That includes your bloodline. It’s hard to even know what is happening. Have deep compassion for yourself and others while moving through this terrain.



Tuesday, February 21st

Pisces Moon conjunct Neptune @24°

11:24 am PST/ 2:24 pm EST

Aquarius Mercury square Taurus Uranus @ 15°

2:25 pm PST/ 5:25 pm EST


Your intuition and psychic powers are on point today. Because Neptune is involved, it’s likely there will be no clarity or full cognitive understanding on what you are intuiting, but this isn’t brain work. This is water work. Your body, nerve endings, the messages in your blood, they are all linked to the water systems and regulation. They have their own information superhighway, they compute what is happening emotionally, and felt things in the body. They know– before you do– when you are in danger, when you are being told untruths, when you are falling in love. This merging of Moon and Neptune asks us to feel into it. What is going on inside of you?


What house does Pisces rule in your chart? There will be messages coming for you in this area. They will likely be as easy to understand as a koan, so don’t be hard on yourself if you don’t get it.


This is a potent time to make art. Let the divine hand of Neptune guide you artistically into the boundless womb of creation. Let Moon make you feel what needs to be untangled within you. Let Pisces find love in all the uncomfortable places. The people you can’t forgive. The body that doesn’t work like it should. The love that got away, and it seems like you can’t get over it. Let Pisces love you and let you float into the depths of its waters.


Mercury makes a fixed square to Uranus. Communications and thoughts will hit a tipping point. There is something that needs to change and it will change, possibly because of your eloquent speech, because you clarified the point, because you finally realized what was going on, or because something happened that couldn't be ignored. Whatever it is, it will be much clearer than any of that Neptunian business, and it will happen fast. You could be tempted to feel like you lost control or your cool, but this levee was going to break.


Wednesday, February 22nd

Aries Moon conjunct Venus @ 2°

1:25 am PST/ 3:25 am EST

Aquarius Mercury trine Gemini Mars @ 16°

11:58 am PST/ 2:58 pm EST

Aries Moon conjunct Jupiter @ 10°

2:47 pm PST/ 5:47 EST

Aries Moon conjunct Chiron @ 13°

7:55 pm PST/ 10:55 pm EST

Aries Moon will add a campfire by this ocean. Moon conjuncts Venus so there is fiery and dynamic opportunity for emotional connection. Perhaps there are people and ideas being exchanged at this campfire, perhaps there is a couple making eyes at each other. The flames might be flying with this combination of new energy, emotional fire, and its link to our bodies. Our bodies will feel this exuberance.


Even keeled Aquarius Mercury trines with Gemini Mars to make thought and action intellectually smart, well explained, curious, and inclusive. There is a humanitarian side to what kind of mental energy is coming through, and you’ll be able to speak clearly and with conviction today. Air signs carry divine guidance in them, try to notice your impulses to act and talk today, and see if you can see how divine guidance shows up.


Aries Moon conjuncts first Jupiter, then Chiron. What an interesting day! First our emotional regulation moves through a big expansion, touching the planet of belief. The fire principle of Aries is a quick moving spark. If you’ve ever watched a charcoal disk catch the spark that moves through it like a lightning current: this is Aries. Jupiter will take that spark and expand it. You’ll feel an impulse or perhaps a realization, an idea or an inspired action, and you’ll carry that into something bigger. Then Moon conjuncts Chiron– either touching the part of us that is both wounded and healed. It is a sensitive spot with extra scar tissue. There is a reason we expand first and then move to the wound. We take our expansion and bring it through to our purpose.


How do you feel currents in your body? What is your relationship with your impulses? How can you work with this energy without being overwhelmed by your wound?


Thursday, February 23rd

Aquarius Mercury trine Gemini Mars @ 17°

(not exact) 5:14am PST/ 8:14 EST

Aries Moon square Capricorn Pluto @ 29°

11:22 pm PST/ February 24th 2:22 am EST


This trining of Aquarian mind with Gemini action is an interesting ongoing dance. Aquarius is fixed air. The air doesn’t move, it’s everywhere. It’s an intelligence that is all around. Gemini is mutable air. It’s air that changes, reacts and moves. Which is an interesting cognitive pressure (unmoving) to work with the movement of Mars. Things must get dealt with, learned, said, communicated. The energy must move. But first there must be holistic understanding. WE must understand, together. How can this play out? Good conversation, good confidences, good communication. Writers might do well to sit down at the desk.


And then: an emotional upset? A revelation? An ancestral curse is lifted? Something comes to light? There is deep tissue work, deep emotional work, that is ignited by that Aries spark, and revealed by the great transformer. Capricorn Pluto at 29° is trying to wrap up its work. The overhaul in your Capricornian house is almost complete, but as with anything, it really all comes together at the very end. If you find yourself with an urgent need; likely this is part of this transformation. There could be power struggles, vulnerability, deep emotional hurts on the menu, but they are there to serve you, and move you through this journey. Soon Pluto will be in Aquarius, and this shift will be felt throughout the world. Individually, you have to shift your thinking and generational lessons. What impulses are guiding you now? What feels like an unavoidable urge? What part of your life is taking a last kick at the can in regards to how you move through it?


Friday, February 24th

Taurus Moon conjunct North Node @7°

1:32 am PST/ 4:24 am EST


This sustaining Moon allows us to sit back and receive. Are we ready to receive the messages of the future? Taurus is concerned with our security, wealth, with food and comfort. Taurus does not like to be uncomfortable, and Moon in Taurus taps into our ancestral relationship with survival. It’s in the bloodline, the tissues, and our bodies remember. North Node is generally a bit uncomfortable and unnatural feeling, but Taurus Moon may give us the dilation we need to receive the information and process it.


How are you changing your relationship with comfort and security?


Saturday, February 25th


Taurus Moon conjunct Uranus @ 15°

4:04 am PST / 7:04 am EST

Taurus Moon square Aquarius Mercury @ 21°

4:15 pm PST/ 7:15 pm EST


Our sultry and sensual Moon will conjunct Uranus in Taurus. There could be surprises in terms of money, security, our relationships to our strength, endurance, and our bodies. Taurus is a slow mover, Uranus will have something to say about that slowness, and add in an ingredient that might upset the whole, safe, slow and steady vibe. Get ready to rocksteady! There’s nothing you can plan for here, except the unexpected.

Now a fixed square. Our body regulation in slow and steady Taurus, brushing up against the distributed intelligence of Aquarius Mercury. What’s happening online these days and how does that affect you? Universal intelligence is guiding us towards technology, and the overculture pervades even more everyday. We are global and yet, are we? What is global? What fears are coming up around AI, robots, the internet, technology? Are we about to go into a THX 1138 reality? Can something be of this universe and not borne of the rules of humanity? Where do you, individually, sit with this, and how can you be part of the discussion?

Whatever tension is coming up around the real physical world and the conceptual ideas of the future, this is a quick transit. It’s worth a check in, however, as we are moving into the age of Aquarius.

Sunday, February 26th

Taurus Moon square Aquarius Saturn @ 28°

5:54 am PST/ 8:54 am EST

Taurus Moon trine Capricorn Pluto @ 29°

6:42 am PST/ 9:42 pm EST


We open the day with a fixed square between Moon and Saturn. This could be a tight and uncomfortable moment with the quality I mentioned yesterday. Nothing like Saturn to put a damper on our emotional expression. Between the real and conceptual world is where we are playing today. It could be as simple as wanting your life to be based in physical reality, but most of the reality of life now is lived out online. How does a human contend with that? Saturn is the ancient ruler of Aquarius, so it does well here, bounding us to our society and to the collective. What makes you feel safe and comfortable? How can you be a member of society and affect the overculture in a way that feels physically authentic?

There’s no stopping the trajectory in front of us. Kids now know how to program better than they can write on paper. Our robots listen to us and try to sell us stuff. But you are still a watery being in form; of the land on which you live. How can you contend with both?

We have a beneficial trine between Capricorn Pluto and the Taurean Moon. Our earlier energy work today will bring us to a realization and crossroads, felt in the body. This is a real-world, nuts and bolts, security and strategy realization. Reality rules and it’s changing. The Moon will tease out our feelings and nerves about it and Capricorn Pluto will tease out our need for endings, power, investigation, and transformation. Something is changing; and ultimately we want it to. Wanting change and living through it are two different concepts. You're probably getting schooled on what that means and how it feels.

Cheat Sheet:

Monday, February 20th

Venus enters Aries

Aquarius Mercury sextile Aries Chiron @ 13°

Pisces Moon square Gemini Mars @ 16°


Tuesday, February 21st

Pisces Moon conjunct Neptune @24°


Wednesday, February 22nd

Aries Moon conjunct Venus @ 2°

Aquarius Mercury trine Gemini Mars @ 16°

Aries Moon conjunct Jupiter @ 10°

Aries Moon conjunct Chiron @ 13°


Thursday, February 23rd

Aquarius Mercury trine Gemini Mars @ 17°

Aries Moon square Capricorn Pluto @ 29°


Friday, February 24th

Taurus Moon conjunct North Node @7°


Saturday, February 25th

Taurus Moon conjunct Uranus @ 15°

Taurus Moon square Aquarius Mercury @ 21°

Jupiter Conjunct Chiron in Aries 11-13 degrees

Sunday, February 26th

Taurus Moon square Aquarius Saturn @ 28°

Taurus Moon trine Capricorn Pluto @ 29°

Jupiter Conjunct Chiron in Aries 11-13 degrees


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