If Your Birthday is Wednesday, Feb. 19 | The Day of the Explorer
Spend your time as if it’s the most precious resource you have. It is. How you focus your attention is key this year, and you’ll need to exert your will to direct it toward what serves your highest intentions. It’s true that you have important obligations to groups you’re involved with, including professional colleagues or social causes. Yet, it’s essential to guard against overwhelm and scattering your forces. Your most important responsibility is to goals that may have been hard to get off the ground last year. You have something to say that others must hear. Take time to clarify and refine your message.
— by Victoria Emory
Astrology Studio for Pisces | A New Reading by Eric Francis
This is a momentous time in collective history, and a turning point in your life. As the year develops, most of the movement — including Pisces’ ruling planet Jupiter, and the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction — will be pointing into Aquarius, the most sensitive and innermost angle of your chart. I will also cover the retrogrades of Venus and Mars, and the forthcoming Jupiter-Pluto conjunction in your friendship sign Capricorn. Mostly, I will help you orient on your profound journey, and offer guidance how to harmonize with the world at this unusual time. Pre-order this reading here.
Written in the Planets for Feb. 19, 2020
There’s a lot of Pisces news this week. The Sun entered the last sign overnight. Mercury just turned retrograde, and is making a conjunction to a centaur planet (associated with accountability and the healing of trust issues).
Yet there is something happening on a grand scale: Jupiter (the classical ruler of Pisces, and the largest planet) and Neptune (the modern ruler and a massive planet in its own right) are in a perfect 60-degree angle.
This is called a sextile (Jupiter sextile Neptune). It’s an aspect of balance, collaboration, and leverage. Now is the first of three exact hits for this alignment, when seeds of opportunity become visible.
Jupiter is in Capricorn, which addresses the main problem with Pisces: the lack of definition, boundaries and practical use. Yet there’s no lack of imagination. Neptune in Pisces is bringing an over-abundance of that. Jupiter is reminding you where the edge is. It’s also reminding you to apply your ideas in a grounded way, step by step, checking your work.
It may seem like things are amiss everywhere, though it could be a lot worse. Take advantage of this moment and do something difficult that requires a measure of aesthetic beauty. Most of that will come from precision and attention to detail.
Whatever you do, take your time, do it well, and check your work before submitting it.
— by Eric Francis
Almanac: The Moon is in Capricorn and enters Aquarius on Feb. 20 at 2:42 pm EST.
The Moon enters Balsamic (waning crescent) phase today at 10:44 am EST. This is the last phase before Sunday’s New Moon.