Upset Full Moon in Creative Leo — February 1-8 2023


The Moon ingress to Leo in the morning on Saturday, transiting to the Full Moon on Sunday, with Uranus in Taurus in square aspect to the Sun and Moon, a T-square configuration that could be transformative. On Wednesday, leading up to the Full Moon, the Moon in Gemini makes a square aspect to Neptune, a trine to Saturn in Aquarius, and a quincunx aspect to Pluto in Capricorn. Ceres in Libra maintains its opposition aspect to Jupiter in Aries throughout the week, turning retrograde on Saturday, while in a quincunx aspect to Venus in Pisces. Acquisition of wealth should include provisions for young people and children, however difficult it may be to share. Institutions may be to blame for graft. The Moon in Cancer makes square aspect to Jupiter, Chiron in Aries as well as to Ceres in Libra for a T-square configuration, and later, an opposition aspect to Mercury in Capricorn. The Moon will be in opposition aspect to Saturn on Monday for a focus on creative expression, then ingress to Virgo for a critique, with Mercury square aspect to Neptune in Pisces. On Tuesday, the Virgo Moon will make a square aspect to Mars, an opposition aspect to Venus and a trine aspect to Uranus, seeming to reject the standard assumptions.  

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday February 1st — The Moon in Gemini is square aspect to Saturn in Aquarius early today, afternoon hours in Europe and Asia, for a change of pace. The delivery of an important speech, announcing major plans, is likely. Ceres in Libra is in an opposition aspect to Jupiter in Aries, as young people are brought into service, Neptune in Pisces is in a quincunx aspect to Ceres, promoting conscription or change in status. The Moon ingress to Cancer 20:13 UTC or 15:13 EST.

Thursday February 2nd — The Moon in Cancer is square aspect to Jupiter in Aries, and also square aspect to Ceres in Libra, as Ceres and Jupiter are in opposition aspect, forming a Tsquare configuration. Care for children and general health and diet is indicated as a priority. Natural growth is encouraged with a balanced approach. The Moon in a trine aspect to Venus in Pisces indicating that loving care is follows. The Sun in Aquarius approaches the square aspect to Uranus in Taurus indicates that ideals conflict with desires. The Moon in a semisextile aspect to Mars in Gemini, as a charge of emotional responses are communicated, square aspect to Chiron, and sextile aspect to Uranus in Taurus, working for a fundamental transformation.

Friday February 3rd — The Moon in Cancer and in an opposition aspect to Mercury in Capricorn as we take a more objective view today. The Moon trine aspect to Neptune in Pisces follows, as mourning and empathy are entwined. On the other hand, inspiration may overcome regrets. The Moon in a quincunx aspect to Saturn in Aquarius, indicates that applying standards is unacceptable. Creative means achieve results. The Sun in Aquarius is square aspect to Uranus in Taurus allows that there is unexpected power in a collective decision. Ceres opposition aspect to Ceres reaches partile, as Ceres turns retrograde. Communities integrate for protection. The integrated movement to spearhead issues for protecting children and youth gains as it is also imperative, as Uranus foresees an overturning in traditional power groups, such as gun advocates.

Saturday February 4th — The Moon in Leo makes a trine aspect to Jupiter in Aries and a sextile aspect to Ceres in Libra.  Pleasurable community events/celebrations proceed, often with young people. Sporting events are a big draw. The Moon quincunx aspect to Venus in Pisces, sextile aspect to Mars in Gemini, and trine aspect to Chiron in Aries indicates concerted efforts although the desired score may not be achieved. Venus in a square aspect to Mars indicates that adversaries have much to say to their opponents. Sun in Aquarius square aspect to Uranus in Taurus indicates open conflict. 

Full Moon in Leo
February 5, 2023

Sunday February 5th — The Full Moon in Leo shines early today, pre-dawn in the US time zones. Uranus in Taurus stands one and a half degree from the exact focal point, indicating a remarkable Full Moon, that could be a game-changer for individual who are creators of art, music, and literature. Spectator sports could profit or go broke. The Moon is part of a Yod formation as well as the T-square formation with Uranus. The Yod is composed of Mercury, Neptune, and Moon focusing on the individual creative venture, inspiring compositions of rare spontaneity. Profits will certainly be made with Uranus forging ahead in new ways to meet the demand. Ceres in Libra retrograde and in a partile opposition aspect to Jupiter in Aries, as millennials and gen xers make a historical mark. Venus in Pisces, in a square aspect to Mars in Gemini (mutable signs), represents the demands for compensation, and retribution.

Monday February 6th — The Moon in Leo is in an opposition aspect to Saturn in Aquarius, placing limitations on free expression. Taxation follows the windfall of the previous day. Illusions are shattered. Collective forces claim identity. You may choose to join a special interest group. Venus in Pisces approaches the sextile aspect to Uranus in Taurus a time for a celebrity event. The Moon ingress to Virgo as service to a higher cause commences.

Tuesday February 7th — The Moon in Virgo makes a quincunx aspect to Jupiter, and semisextile aspect to Ceres in Libra. Work seems to be contrary to generational aspirations. The Moon makes a square aspect to Mars in Gemini, as painful decisions must be made, and goals redefined, as the quincunx aspect to Chiron in Aries with a critical appeal. The Moon transits to the opposition aspect to Venus in Pisces, as work is transformed to universal service, with the Moon in a trine aspect to Uranus in Taurus (earth signs). Saturn in Aquarius is semisextile aspect to the midpoint of Mercury and Pluto in Capricorn, complying with a universal order. The Moon transits to a quincunx aspect to Sun later in the day, Wednesday morning hours in Europe and Asia, signifying overcoming obstacles to meet social obligations.

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Reminder: While lunar aspects are in effect only for only a few hours, the aspect of the outer planets can last days and weeks. I post a reading for a day in advance to give a preview, also because the aspects may be in effect a day prior to the exact partile degree.

Hope you navigate the week successfully and share the joy! Thanks for reading. 

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January 31, 2023
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