This is not an easy square to keep in balance, and the self-awareness required to do so is usually in short supply. Yet that is the thing called for.
Thursday and into Friday, the Moon and Venus make a series of challenging aspects. You will rarely hear me use that word, so please do take note. For about a week, Venus in Aries has been passing through the square pattern between Aries and Capricorn, and is now at its peak. A square means high tension and potentially inner struggle and outer drama.
Venus is sensitive to transits (in any context), and represents a broad spectrum of emotional experiences. One of them is fear. Venus square Pluto, and Venus square Saturn, represent fear, and the fear of loss.
Note the discussion of a global epidemic and the first public acknowledgement of a potential problem in the United States. There’s not much any individual can do at this point, except take care of yourself. (I will include my memo to Pacifica Network in the first comment.)
From a personal standpoint, aspects between Venus and Pluto can have an unusual kind of affinity with power — particularly with the signs Aries and Capricorn involved.
There is a self-centered thing going on, such as thinking of the definition of love as being about how much of someone else’s attention you demand.
This is not an easy square to keep in balance, and the self-awareness required to do so is usually in short supply. Yet that is the thing called for. Squares can be so tense that the sensation is unbearable; what most people will do is project it outward in some way — for example, as some form of anger, blame, or guilt.
That’s not a helpful approach for anyone. Keep a handle on your feelings, without denying them. If you have something to discuss with someone, keep it gentle. Find constructive ways to work it out. There is plenty of passion contained in Venus-Pluto, though Venus-Saturn could be a let down. One approach is to take the bitter with the sweet. Another approach is to mindfully take responsibility for what you feel.
— by Eric Francis
If Your Birthday is Thursday, Feb. 27 | The Day of the Reality Masters
How would you conduct yourself, if you were far more confident? What would that look like? What kinds of decisions would you make differently? What would you say to others that you’re not currently saying? What choices would you make? Take this year as an experiment in self-respect. Start from the result and work backward to the ingredients that you need. All the places you currently hold back are the place to start. Pause when you feel you need the approval of others; you don’t, or not as much as you think.
— by Victoria Emory and Eric Francis
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.
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Almanac: The Moon is in Aries, and enters Taurus on Feb. 28 at 2:30 am EST.
The Moon reaches Waxing Crescent phase today at 1:37 pm EST.
Venus conjoins Eris tonight at 11:48 pm EST.