Astroweather: February 14, 2018

Okay, okay, I know that it’s Valentine’s Day, but as this goes to press I’ll be away from home and interstate on a work trip and not feeling the Valentine thing…not that we ever actually “do” Valentine’s Day, but you get the idea.

First up, it’s Mercury square Jupiter.

We’re constantly told to live in the moment. If, like me, you’re active on Instagram – as an aside, it is seriously my favourite social media app of all…just saying…hashtag – you’ll be bombarded with clever memes about focusing on now, or today, or whatever.

I get that. If I’m being honest, I’d admit to wishing that I “got” it more. The thing is, there are times where we need to think about the future, plan for the future, have an idea of how you want the future to look. Otherwise, how do you know where you’re headed? And yes, I’m aware that the proponents of now-ism would say it doesn’t matter, you don’t need to know. Well, you know what? I’m ok for my plans to change along the path as life in all of its multi-textured splendour gets in the way of every well-laid plan, but I like for there to be something there to deviate from in the first place. Know what I mean?

It’s like leaving it until the last minute to realise you’ve outgrown your house and you have no financial plans in place to rectify it. It’s like when town planners release heaps of new lots of land or houses without considering the infrastructure required to deal with all the extra cars, or schools or shops. Oh right, that’s probably not a great example…but you get the idea.

Even if it’s just a bucket list or a dream destinations list – although these are probably more fitting to Pisces or Neptune contacts – this transit is a great one for long-range forecasting or modelling. Think bigger, wider, broader, but take care to remain flexible in your approach and your ideas. What else? Avoid being preachy and refusing to consider the viewpoints of others, don’t forget to stop and consider the finer details, and finally, stay optimistic, but not recklessly so. I’m sure you know what I mean about that.

Sun sextile Uranus

The whole of Aquarius season is about, at its core, individuation. I hate that word – much like I hate the word journey – but the message is appropriate. Wherever Aquarius is in your chart is the house that Uranus rules in your chart, and is where the outcomes of all Uranus transits are felt.

Sure, this probably means nothing if you’re not receiving any Uranus transits at the moment, but your Aquarius house is integral to your core or self-truth.

Today’s aspect – Sun sextile Uranus – is an opportunity for you to act a little more freely, make things a little more interesting, mix routine up a little more.

It’s not a day for making wholesale changes, or grand rebellious gestures, or even achieving breakthroughs. What it is, is an opportunity for you to follow your interest, your curiosity and just see where it takes you. Tweak a few things here and there, perhaps. It’s these small opportunities that, when taken, help further down the track when Uranus really is getting serious about prodding you to be who you really are.