Feb 02 2017
Venus enters Aries February 3, 2016 at 15:51 UT (or 10:51 am EST). Due to an upcoming retrograde, and with respect to the features of this particular synodic cycle, it will actually remain in Aries until Jun 6th — aside from a 3-week retrograde back into Pisces in April.
Venus is said to be in detriment in Aries, as it is the sign that opposes Venus’ natural ruler, Libra. Traditional or Classical astrology places a lot more emphasis on planetary detriments as they are seen as significant in Classical practices.
There are said to be some disadvantages to having a planet in detriment, usually due to societal norms and expectations rather than any deficit in the archetype itself. But there are also a lot of wonderfully unique attributes associated with this placement as well.
If you happened to have been born with Venus in Aries, you’re probably known as someone who is exceptionally passionate and ardent when it comes to matters of the heart. You probably fall in (and out) of love quickly. You consider yourself a bit of a maverick where love and relationships are concerned. You wear your heart on your sleeve, express your feelings openly, and are not afraid of a little competition.
Jan 31 2017
Happy Birthday Aquarius! Here are highlights for the month ahead.
Lunations: Moon Phases for the entire month:
New Moon: This month’s New Moon is a Solar Eclipse occurring on Feb 26th at 8° Pisces 12″.
Full Moon: This month’s Full Moon is a Lunar Eclipse, occurring on Feb 10th at 22° Leo 28″.
Retrogrades: Jupiter turns retrograde on February 6th, all other planets will be in direct motion for the remainder of the month.
Ingresses: Venus enters Aries on February 3rd, Mercury enters enters Aquarius on Feb 7th, the Sun enters Pisces Feb 18th, and Mercury enters Pisces Feb 25th.
Continue reading for complete scopes for each sign:
Jan 30 2017
ARIES: Prince of Wands
Mars (your ruler) has now moved into your sign. And what better card to depict that energy than the Prince of Wands — the Druid Craft Tarot’s version of the Knight of Wands? This card speaks of gathering up the courage and confidence that’s needed to go after your goals.
It may be a dream you’d set aside because you lacked the time, energy or resources to follow it n the past. It could be an interest that’s been calling out to you that’s no longer possible to resist. And it might be something (or someone) you’re passionate about that you’re only now in a position to pursue.
The Prince of Wands encourages you to move past your fears and go after your dreams with the attitude that nothing can stand in your way. You don’t want to waiver or second-guess yourself; you want to grab onto opportunities that present themselves without a moment’s hesitation.
This doesn’t mean you ought to go gallivanting across the countryside without a plan. Keep in mind the Prince of Wands can be a bit rash — in an act first and figure out how to get out of whatever predicament you’ve gotten yourself into later sort of way. Because he runs on adrenaline, he has a tendency to lose interest in anything routine.
If this is someone in your life, you will know him by his confidence and bravado. He may he here to teach you the importance of embracing some of these qualities yourself. But if instead this card represents an energy and attitude you already possess, keep in mind the importance of making preparations and pacing yourself so you don’t run out of steam.
The Prince of Wands is here to remind you that it’s a good time to dream big, challenge yourself and set your goals in motion. If you temper those goals with a enough discipline and perseverance, you may just see them manifest beyond your wildest dreams.
Jan 29 2017
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Jan 29, 2017 – Feb 4, 2017:
As we start the Chinese New Year, it’s no surprise that we’re already beginning to hear the Fire Rooster Crow! Add to the Saturday’s New Moon in Aquarius and Mars’ ingress into Aries and we can see why tensions are not only heating up, they’re coming to a boil.
Jan 22 2017
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Jan 22, 2017 – Jan 28, 2017:
This week starts on a relatively mellow note and ends with a bang, with both a New Moon (in Aquarius) and Mars moving into its own sign (Aries).
Starting on Sunday, with the Moon in Scorpio in trine to Mars in Pisces, you may feel more like staying in bed or lounging around the house in your pj’s than you will getting out somewhere and putting your mark on the world. This isn’t the most sociable placement for the Moon to begin with, but is good for intimate or one-on-one interactions.
Jan 15 2017
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Jan 15, 2017 – Jan 21, 2017:
This week starts on Sunday with a Void of Course Moon — still full — in Leo. As Leo is the sign associated with creativity, self-expression, purpose and will, this Moon is great for putting yourself out there and showing the rest of the world what you’re made of.
Jan 08 2017
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Jan 8, 2017 – Jan 14, 2017:
This week starts with a Venus / South Node conjunction in Pisces on Sunday, just as Mercury goes stationary direct. The Venus South Node conjunction signals the entrance into our lives of people we’re karmically linked with from past lives, as well as the exit of those who are no longer facilitating our growth.