OK, break time is over — even in a Mercury retrograde — as the Moon got itself into gear yesterday at 4:44PM ET. What gear, exactly? It moved into Capricorn, a proactive, earthy, practical and ambitious sign if ever there was one. Oh, there may be a few jolts and power plays that we’ll see in headlines in the early AM ET, courtesy of the Moon’s engagement with the Uranus-Pluto square, a.k.a., The Planetary Pattern Everyone Should Be Talking About. You may experience a few jolts in your own personal world, too — especially if you have a planet or angle around 9 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. Or just especially super-charged. That’s my excuse today, for sure.
After lunchtime and into the evening, the proactive Moon is well-supported by other planets, continuing last night’s relatively easy flow. And as I wrote yesterday, nebulous Neptune will be pulling focus over the next few days, aligning pleasantly with mental Mercury and Venus. Idealistic? Yes — but also lovely patterns for artists, visionaries, romantics and healers. The down side? A potential overindulgence in mind-altering chemicals and other flights of absolute fantasy, if you know what I mean. Otherwise, dreamy.
One other planetary shift of note: Jupiter, the cosmic sugar daddy, turned retrograde three minutes after midnight ET. In your own personal world, Jupiter retrograde can put a hold on plans for expansion. In Cancer, which refers to nurturing, emotional and home(land) security, it suggests you turn inward and reconsider plans for growth, making sure they are in synch with your security needs. As Jupiter turned retrograde at 20 degrees of Cancer, you’ll feel this shift more personally if you have a planet or angle at 20 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. Jupiter will turn direct on March 6th.