Today's astrology Forecast | Monday, February 1, 2021 - volatility, impatience, a need for smart cooperation, Mercury is retrograde in air so re-thinking, re-innovating, Aqua gets even more attractive



I will get the weekly up tonight! Everything is happening at the beginning and end of the week anyway - here's the beginning:


The Moon (in solid Virgo) makes a short void this morning off a 6:10AM EST trine to Venus and then moves into Libra at 6:25AM EST. The Libra Moon (as us) is nurtured through balance/fairness, beauty, partnership. She trines Saturn at 3:32PM EST and then Jupiter at 11:57AM EST. The already smooth flow between your Libra and Aqua houses is super-charged!


This is the day Venus moves into Aquarius (meeting centaur/asteroid Chariklo). Also the day the Sun in Aquarius squares Mars.

The Sun (at 12 degrees Aquarius) squares Mars (at 12 degrees Taurus). This can be good energy to push to get something moving - yes, via tension and frustration - but we are still moving. But mostly this speaks of our individuality/the group/freedom squared off with our existing resources/values/money. Ego/action and we can take impulsive action that might undermine us. So, we need to be smart. Be responding and not reacting. 


This is volatile energy. Drive carefully. Avoid arguments/angry outbursts. Men/"the man" can be asserting their power. We might feel impatient. Be easily irritated.

Venus moves into Aquarius until February 25th. Aquarius Suns and Aquarius rising (Aquarius ruler of first house of your natal chart) get more attractive. Both easier on the eye and able to attract what they want (Venus). All of our natal Aquarius houses become more attractive, too.

Our Aquarius house is a space we experience and evolve through Aquarian energies. Maybe by experiencing unexpected situations and unusual experiences. Maybe by being able to detach and get enough distance from something to be able to see it clearly. Maybe through flashes of genius or rebelliousness. Maybe through chaos. Our natal Uranus placement (co-ruler of Aquarius) and its contacts will tell us a more complete story.

Now, we have Venus moving into/through this space. As she moves through Aquarius she will make contact with not only any planets/points we have in Aquarius, but also the planets/points we have in Leo (by opposition), in Scorpio and Taurus (by square) and other planets, too (by sextile, etc).

This is where knowing our natal chart can come in handy. As a collective influence, Venus moves out of Capricorn (the rules) and into Aquarius (the space we let go of the rules in order to advance).

Beautiful Venus drops her briefcase full of "shoulds". She takes her hair out of its tightly constructed bun and shakes her head. She kicks off her too-tight, office-ready pumps. She wears whatever she wants to wear now. She can do whatever she wants to do now. There is no one to impress in this new space. There is no one to answer to.

Now subconsciously we all feel this (even though we need to keep in mind Saturn is in early Aquarius and Venus is on a collision course with him - reality check!) a kind of relief as Venus disentangles us a bit from what is required of us to be 'acceptable'. Maybe we start to notice (attract) things we would have otherwise missed. The strange and unusual will catch our eye now. We might be attracted to things/situations/solutions/people that are different. Co-ruled by unpredictable Uranus, Aquarius is the space that is hard to forecast. 

Keep in mind when we step outside the rules (Uranus is outside Saturn's boundaries) our outcomes become less predictable, too.

Venus (beauty) in Aquarius (unique) allows us to see the beauty in things we wouldn't normally regard as beautiful. What would it take to see our crooked teeth as beautiful? our messy house? a real loss? Wouldn't it take detachment? Wouldn't it take an ability to step back a little farther from whatever we are looking at? Detachment is one of the gifts of Aquarius (and also one of the curses if taken too far - think about technology that detaches us from reality). 


With Venus in Aquarius we can also grow to appreciate technology or profit from it financially. 


The Moon (with her opportunistic trines to Saturn and Jupiter and in Libra answering to Venus), Venus and Chariklo can help us today. 

Chariklo was a wise woman/mentor and married to wounded healer Chiron. She supports us in being more conscious of what we are creating. She has the powerful gift of seeing beyond the horizon, particularly when it comes to science and technology. Venus, of course, is Aphrodite. She brings beauty, fairness, beneficence. Chariklo is a bridge from Saturn to Uranus and, both she and Venus are in Aquarius now answering to both these guys. 


Also, Venus will be hooking up with Saturn and squaring Uranus at the end of this week bringing reality checks/solid innovation and more changes and pivot points with our money/resources/Taurus house theme, so heads up on that.

In the meantime, this stellium of planets in Aquarius gets even more super-charged with Venus moving in today. The Sun/Mars square needs to be handled with care - with Merc retrograde in Aquarius, we don't want to toss the baby out with the bathwater. This is a time of review/revision and most especially re-thinking. Patience/the long game will matter and we know we have Venus meeting Saturn at the end of the week, so 'big daddy' kind of checking in later. 


Today's energy is good for physical work (that Sun/Mars square). We are in the middle of a snowstorm and there will be shoveling to do here, for example. Keep in mind those Libran diplomatic trines available and all the cooperative feminine energies that can mitigate this egocentric crap and point us toward the future. Just check your impulsive reactions/irritations and keep a cool head.


The future/the 2020's/Aquarius will not be stopped. We (especially those like me with fixed planets and points) need to be flexible. Some of what we are dealing with is the effects we set into motion with a cause. Some the results of quantum changes. I am going to get a big-picture post up this week and the weekly up tonight - the big energies this week are today and Saturday, so the week seems to come in and go out with a bang. Love and money could be challenging, but the challenges bring us to next week's GOODIES.

xo all


photo by the talented aprelka


Anonymous said...

Hi Cat...
I’m so glad you wrote about ‘volatile energies,’ for today and to drive carefully. I was driving, in the middle lane running an errand and all of a sudden the car to my left suddenly swerved into my lane in front of me, At the same time the car behind me swerved into the lane on my right side! It was unnerving, but I’m so glad I read your post before I left my house because I felt forewarned and calmer, able to chalk it up immediately as Mercury Rx energies. Thank you. 😘

Catherine Ivins said...

So glad you are OK! Thank you for letting me know. I am so glad when something is helpful! HUGS!