Welcome to Auchterlonie on Astrology, a look at the week of Feb. 18 through Feb. 24, including the Sun entering Pisces on Feb. 18 and the first quarter moon on Feb. 19.
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Now, the week ahead:
Thursday, Feb. 18: The Sun moves from futuristic Aquarius into imaginative Pisces this morning. Happy birthday to all Pisceans! While the Moon in Taurus is friendly with Mars, and not so with Venus, try not to be too lazy or too indulgent. Also, try to be friendly! It was Feb. 18, 1920 that American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto. Not named after the Disney ’toon dog. Rather after the lord of the ancient underworld.
Friday, Feb. 19: The first quarter Moon is at 1:47 p.m. at 1 degree of Gemini. This pits the most imaginative and emotional part of ourselves against our nearly emotionless feelings. It’s a tough one. Venus (at 23 degrees Aquarius) squares Mars (at 23 degrees Taurus) at 6:06 p.m. Venus and Mars are the eternal lovers who are always chasing and seducing each other. Squares bring friction, and in the case of Venus and Mars, these frictions are in the sphere of relationships and romance. Of course, when we talk about Venus and Mars, friction usually translates into passion, but at times this can also lead to irritation and emotional drama. Ultimately, Venus square Mars is an invitation to go (Mars) for what you want (Venus), so take this opportunity to take action that is aligned with your heart’s desires. The current commissioner of the NFL, Roger Goodell, was born Feb. 19, 1959 in Jamestown, NY.
Saturday, Feb. 20: Today Mercury goes direct at 11 degrees Aquarius. This was an interesting Mercury retrograde to say the least. Mercury retrograde was engaged in a triple conjunction with Venus and Jupiter, so there are many stories the planets in Aquarius had told us, and now that Mercury goes direct, we will gain even more clarity about this new Aquarius chapter of our lives. On Feb. 20,1887 in Toronto, the first Canadian born Governor General of Canada was born. His name: Vincent Massey.
Sunday, Feb. 21: The Moon continues through lively Gemini for most of the day before she moves on to her home sign of Cancer late tonight. While it is mostly stressful, a sweet connection with Venus brings some love that comes as a surprise. Juno star, Elliot Page, born Feb. 21, 1987 continues to work as an actor, director and producer, came out as gay in 2014 and as transgender in 2020.
Monday, Feb. 22: The Sun in Pisces and the Moon in Cancer are in perfect harmony today. Try not to be too self-indulgent or too lazy. Be generous instead. Today would have been the 25th birthday of Scotland’s Dolly the sheep, the first cloned mammal in history. Alas, Dolly lived only six years.
Tuesday, Feb. 23: It’s a sexy day. It’s a stubborn day. With imagination and a new view, the stubborn part should be overcome. And today is the 72nd birthday of Canada’s first astronaut. Marc Garneau was born Feb. 23, 1949.
Wednesday, Feb. 24: It’s a busy middle of the week where lots of physical energy gets a boost from deep willpower. Do the right things. Steve Jobs, the brains behind Apple, would have been 66 today. He died in 2011 at the age of 56, after nine years of treating pancreatic cancer with alternative medicine.
And that’s AonA for this week. On Feb.25, Venus enters Pisces. And on Saturday Feb. 27, it’s a full Moon in Virgo.
Until next week, shine on!