February 26 to March 5, 2021
What sign is the moon in? What signs do the planets occupy?
What is the current lunar cycle about?
For the aspects currently affecting everyone, click here.
And for a daily overview, click here.
Venus is in Gemini
In Gemini, Venus is devoted to
intellectual pleasures. This can mean
anything from crossword puzzles to
lectures on Medieval candle magic.
It's especially good for scintillating
conversation. Everyone is wittier and
more interesting, and everyone is
quicker to respond to your ripostes.
(And they're ready to repost
everything you write, too.)
And yes, it's a good time for puns.
Try to control yourself.
Venus will be in Gemini until July 4.
Venus entered Gemini
in NYC: Thurs, June 9, 10:23 am
in Vancouver: Thurs, June 9, 7:23 am
in London: Thurs, June 9, 3:23 pm
in Berlin: Thurs, June 9, 4:23 pm
moves into Virgo
in NYC: Fri, Feb 26, 12:07 pm
in Vancouver: Fri, Feb 26, 9:07 am
in London: Fri, Feb 26, 5:07 pm
in Singapore: Sat, Feb 27, 1:07 am
in Sydney: Sat, Feb 27, 4:07 am
moves into Libra
in NYC: Sun, Feb 28, 2:16 pm
in Vancouver: Sun, Feb 28, 11:16 am
in London: Sun, Feb 28, 7:16 pm
in Singapore: Mon, Mar 1, 3:16 am
in Sydney: Mon, Mar 1, 6:16 am
moves into Scorpio
in NYC: Tues, Mar 2, 3:38 pm
in Vancouver: Tues, Mar 2, 12:38 pm
in London: Tues, Mar 2, 8:38 pm
in Singapore: Weds, Mar 3, 4:38 am
in Sydney: Weds, Mar 3, 7:38 am
moves into Sagittarius
in NYC: Thurs, Mar 4, 5:42 pm
in Vancouver: Thurs, Mar 4, 2:42 pm
in London: Thurs, Mar 4, 10:42 pm
in Singapore: Fri, Mar 5, 6:42 am
in Sydney: Fri, Mar 5, 9:42 am
moves into Capricorn
in NYC: Sat, Mar 6, 9:20 pm
in Vancouver: Sat, Mar 6, 6:20 pm
in London: Sun, Mar 7, 2:20 am
in Singapore: Sun, Mar 7,10:20 am
in Sydney: Sun, Mar 7, 1:20 pm
Pluto is in Capricorn
Pluto has to do with the slowest, most relentless
and most inexorable trends. In spite of being
demoted from planet status, it's still very
influential when it comes to social
As soon as Pluto entered this pragmatic,
restrained ascetic sign, the economy took a
very different shape. Everyone switched from
spending and speculating to worrying and
saving. The emphasis is on what works, not
necessarily what feels good.
This is a long-term conservative influence, but
the word "conservative" can mean a lot of
different things. It could mean conserving the
land, and becoming better stewards of the
earth. It could mean conserving the wisdom of
our elders. It could mean looking to the people
who have spent their lives developing practical
skills and asking, "Okay, how do we do this?"
Pluto has been in Capricorn since November
2008 and will be here until March 2023.
Mercury is in Aquarius
Let the genius in you emerge, while Mercury
is in Aquarius. This is one of the best signs
for Mercury, as it stimulates new ways of
processing information, perceiving the world
around you, and relating to people. You’re
excited about all kinds of new information,
whether it’s theoretical or more practical. You
want to know about science, and people, and
the laws of the universe.
This can also bring out the geek in you, if
you’re inclined that way. If you find yourself
carefully studying the designs of Star Trek
spaceships, it may be time to go outside and
get some air.
This sign is very creative, and especially good
for mastering new tools and techniques. It
brings out the inventor in you, and it also
brings out the avant-garde artist. It means
daring to be different, to get away from the
usual forms and to invent new ones. It’s a
somewhat more cerebral and experimental
approach, but it’s great for challenging
This Mercury sign generally makes for good
communication, since it gives a genuine
interest in other people and their ideas.
However, it can also mean being a bit
opinionated. Once you decide you know the
truth about something, it may be hard to sway
you. If you’re generally more malleable, you
may be surprised at the number of disputes
you get into. If you’re already an
argumentative person, there could be one
debate after another.
Mercury will be here until March 15.
Mercury enters Aquarius
in NYC: Fri, Jan 8, 6:59 am
in Vancouver: Fri, Jan 8, 3:59 am
in London: Fri, Jan 8, 11:59 am
in Singapore: Fri, Jan 8, 7:59 pm
in Sydney: Fri, Jan 8, 10:59 pm
Mars is in Taurus
This is a productive time, on a concrete
level. As a fixed earth sign, Taurus focuses
your attention on the things that need to be
done. It’s great for cleaning up a garden,
or building fences and decks and sheds, or
organizing your storage spaces.
During this time, everyone is more
persistent and focused. People who are
usually dilettantes will settle down a bit, and
start to notice some particular thing that
holds their attention. People who are
usually fairly stable may become fixtures.
Couch potatoes could get really, really
This is a patient sign, and so it helps when
it comes to enduring difficult situations. But
it’s also very bull-headed, and when
arguments happen, it will be because
nobody wants to abandon a fixed position.
People feel more strongly about money,
possessions, and sources of security, and
so there can be conflict around these
things, as well as around loyalty and
Although this is a good period for physical
work, it also lends itself to sensual
pleasures: eating, drinking, dancing and
singing. There’s also an emphasis on
sports that build strength and endurance,
like weight-lifting and bull-riding. Cowboys
should really enjoy this Mars sign, and all of
us may find our inner cowboy. It’s probably
not buried too deeply.
Mars will be here until March 3.
Mars entered Taurus
in NYC: Weds, Jan 6, 5:27 pm
in Vancouver: Weds, Jan 6, 2:27 pm
in London: Weds, Jan 6, 10:27 pm
in Singapore: Thurs, Jan 7, 6:27 am
in Sydney: Thurs, Jan 7, 9:27 am
The Current Lunar Cycle
This is a very focused new moon, with all the planets placed
within the trine between Mars and Pluto. There are eight
planets in fixed signs, so change doesn’t come easily during
the coming lunar cycle. There is a lot of drag, with people
hanging on to the status quo for dear life. And when you do
manage to change something, you have to contend with
strong reactions from all the outraged people.
The Aquarius emphasis is considerable, though, with six
planets in this sign, and Aquarius is a forward-looking sign.
So new ideas are circulating, and there’s actually a fair
amount of progress during this lunar cycle. The intense
focus makes it easier to concentrate on the priorities, and
not scatter our energies.
It’s a good time to get together with other people, to put
energy into friendships, associations, and building
community. During the coming lunar cycle, many people are
thinking more widely, revising their world views, learning
new things, and making different kinds of connections with
other people. People are definitely stronger together, and
new movements could develop at this time.
Venus and Jupiter are closely conjunct, and so there could
also be some wonderful celebrations this month, even
though we are still dealing with the pandemic and can’t be
together physically. There are still many pleasures we can
share. This is also a really good month for cultural and
artistic growth, and Black History month could be a powerful
source of inspiration for many people.
At the same time, with all this political and intellectual
growth, there is a lot of conflict, since Mars and Uranus are
squaring those Aquarius planets. People are going to get
angry, and they’ll respond to provocation in unexpected
ways. For every genius who sees the world in an innovative
way, and who has solutions to the problems that we all face,
there’s another crackpot who blathers on about Jewish
This is the time to move forward, to make the world a better
place, but it’s also a time to think critically, to check things
out carefully, and to discuss. Don’t be afraid of new ideas,
but make sure to vet them!
This lunar cycle lasts until the next new moon on March 13.
Its climactic moment is the full moon on February 27.
The new moon occurred
in NYC: Thurs, Feb 11, 2:05 pm
in Vancouver: Thurs, Feb 11, 11:05 am
in London: Thurs, Feb 11, 7:05 pm
in Singapore: Fri, Feb 12, 3:05 am
in Sydney: Fri, Feb 12, 6:05 am
The sun is in Pisces
This is the last month of the zodiacal year,
and the last month of the winter in the
northern hemisphere. It’s a meditative
time, a time when it feels good to be a little
quieter than usual and to live a simpler
life. This is the time to write poetry, to
spend a week or two in a monastic retreat,
or to take walks by the river. Life is a
Psychic abilities are stronger, and artistic
sensibilities are especially noticeable.
Everyone is more sensitive, more
receptive, and more tender-hearted.
People suffer more, but people also notice
when other people are suffering, and
reach out to help.
This is a time when it’s easier to merge –
with other people, with your environment,
with characters in films or books, or with
the products of your own imagination.
Boundaries are a little thinner. People
who are very invested in their separate
identities – cowboys, warriors, authority
figures, contest winners – may feel a bit
lost and frustrated. The usual divisions
between “good” and “bad” can break
down during this time, and the ego may
have trouble getting a foothold.
The sun will be in Pisces until March 20.
The sun entered Pisces
in NYC: Thurs, Feb 18, 5:44 am
in Vancouver: Thurs, Feb 18, 2:44 am
in London: Thurs, Feb 18, 10:44 am
in Singapore: Thurs, Feb 18, 6:44 pm
in Sydney: Thurs, Feb 18, 9:44 pm
Jupiter is in Aquarius
Jupiter enters a new sign yearly, so this could be
considered the astrologer’s New Year. Jupiter’s effect is
to expand the characteristics of its sign, and so the
coming year will have the flavor of this fixed air sign. It will
be idealistic, humanitarian, with a strong interest in
science and technology.
Aquarius is an unconventional sign, however, so that
doesn’t mean that everybody will subscribe to the same
world view. Just the opposite. There will be lots of
discussions, conversations, arguments and debates, and
people will be defending the odd things they believe. The
main thing is that people will be more interested in
uncovering the truth, and in learning from each other,
and so there will be many eureka moments.
There could be an explosion of interest in education,
even with the pandemic still depressing attendance.
People will figure out the advantages in virtual learning,
and join classrooms all over the world. Aquarius lends
itself to group endeavors, from friendship circles to book
clubs and experimental forums, so all of these will
explode in popularity. We may not be able to share
space, but we’re sharing air space, and that can be even
better, since it doesn’t have the same limits.
It will be a more idealistic time, and progressive values
can become more and more mainstream. But we will all
have to be careful not to be too rigid about our ideas.
Jupiter in Aquarius can be rather stern, when it comes to
judging people who we consider less enlightened. So we
need to take a step back from that, admit that we don’t
know everything, and figure out new ways to listen to
Jupiter will be here until May 13.
Jupiter entered Aquarius
in NYC: Sat, Dec 19, 2020, 8:07 am
in Vancouver: Sat, Dec 19, 2020, 5:07 am
in London: Sat, Dec 19, 2020, 1:07 pm
in Singapore: Sat, Dec 19, 2020, 9:07 pm
in Sydney: Sun, Dec 20, 2020, 12:07 am
Uranus is in Taurus
Uranus is the revolutionary planet, and now
it’s entering the most solid, grounded sign
in the zodiac, Taurus. So this could be a
time when some very basic social and
economic factors will be challenged.
There could be big changes to the way we
all handle matters of wealth and poverty,
for example. Currencies could be affected,
and some could go dormant, while new
currencies are suddenly born. Our
agricultural methods could be altered
during this time, along with the way we
distribute food and other goods. New
technology will reshape science, especially
when it comes to medicine. New art forms
could have a big influence, particularly in
music and spoken poetry.
Ecological issues will also be addressed
with innovative technology during this time,
and some of it will work, while some of it will
fail. It may become clear that we do need
to restructure our societies in order to live
sustainably on the earth, but whether this
will happen in a sufficiently radical way
remains to be seen. There will be a lot of
push-back for every change that’s
proposed. Sometimes it takes the shock
of disaster to really alter
people’s consciousness, but that’s the
hard way to do it.
There may be more radical movements
towards traditional lifestyles during this
time. Of course, everybody interprets
tradition in their own way. Some of these
will be oppressive to women, gay people,
and minorities, while others are able to
combine a kinder social ethic with a
Uranus will be in Taurus until July 7,
Uranus entered Taurus
in NYC: Weds, Mar 6, 2019, 3:27 am
in Vancouver: Weds, Mar 6, 2019,
in London: Weds, Mar 6, 2019,
in Singapore: Weds, Mar 6, 2019,
in Sydney: Weds, Mar 6, 2019,
Neptune is in Pisces
This could be a time of beautiful spiritual flowering,
a time when large numbers of people open up their
hearts and connect with each other. The idealism
of Neptune becomes deeply intuitive, emotional and
sympathetic when this planet goes through Pisces.
The matter of faith is likely to be paramount as
Neptune goes through this sign. Who and what do
we trust? People will have a stronger need to
believe in something (or someone), and this can
mean that some folks will be preyed upon by
unscrupulous con men. A gullible populace isn't
always good at picking leaders, so it will be
important to talk as clearly and fully as possible
about all the issues of the day. Open
communication is important and protective during
Neptune is the planet of the strange, so things may
take odd turns. Everyone will be a little more
susceptible to illusions, confusion, fascinations, and
poetic deliriums. New drugs could make an
appearance – both medicinal and recreational -
and new healing techniques be developed.
Creativity is enhanced by Neptune in this sign,
especially when it comes to rhythmic forms like
music and poetry, and to the arts of illusion such as
theatre and film. We could see the flowering of
some amazing new art-forms.
Religious institutions get new life from
Neptune’s passage through Pisces, but only if they
offer a true connection with the wisdom of the inner
self. It’s not a time for dogma, but for breaking
down all artificial divisions and merging with the
Neptune will be here until March 2025.
Neptune entered Pisces
in NYC: Fri, Feb 3, 2012, 2:03 pm
in Vancouver: Fri, Feb 3, 2012,
in London: Fri, Feb 3,2012,
in Berlin: Fri, Feb 3, 2012, 8:03 pm
in Sydney: Sat, Feb 4, 2012,
Venus is in Pisces
Venus is gentle, imaginative and spiritually
oriented in this sign. It’s a very nice place for
the planet of love, pleasure and
relationships, and in traditional astrology,
Venus is said to be exalted here.
This is the sign of the lover, not the fighter. It
can mean beautiful, romantic, spiritually
uplifting relationships, in which there is an
intuitive link between those involved. This is
a very open-hearted sign, not particularly
egotistical, and that makes love run more
smoothly. When you’re wronged, you are
able to forgive whole-heartedly, and when
you wrong another, your amends are
Pisces is a very escapist sign, however, and
you may have a tendency to ignore or deny
problems during Venus’ time here. You know
something bothers you, but you’d prefer not
to confront your friend or your partner. It’s
easier to gloss it over now, to opt for peace.
That’s in part because you can feel a bit
more vulnerable when Venus is in Pisces,
since it’s such a tender and sensitive sign.
This is a great Venus sign for artists of all
kinds, especially musicians and film-makers.
Your imagination is abundant, and ideas and
images and sounds and feelings just flow
through you. You hold nothing back. You
may not have as much faith in your work,
however, so you might want to hold off on
showing it to large numbers of people until
Venus is in Aries next month.
Venus will be here until March 21.
Venus entered Pisces
in NYC: Thurs, Feb 25, 8:11 am
in Vancouver: Thurs, Feb 25, 5:11 am
in London: Thurs, Feb 25, 1:11 pm
in Singapore: Thurs, Feb 25, 9:11 pm
in Sydney: Fri, Feb 26, 12:11 am
Mars enters Gemini
This is a restless place for the planet of action,
and it increases your level of nervous energy. It
can mean pacing, non-stop talking, and rushing
around doing a million things at once. It can be
harder to relax and to sleep while Mars is here,
particularly for people who are already
insomniacs. Even usually calm people may feel
a bit edgy and easily distracted.
People who are good at multi-tasking will be
even better at it during this period, and so you’ll
see a lot of people simultaneously talking on the
phone, answering their mail, and watching
cartoons. These folks are energized by all the
mental stimuli, and so, somehow, everything
The main challenge is that there can be too
much mental energy, and sometimes people can
talk for hours without actually settling on
anything. There’s a certain reluctance to
diminish your options in any way. This can
mean a more superficial approach, a tendency
to dabble in a lot of things without making a
definite commitment to anything.
But this is an interesting time, and you’re likely
to experience lots of variety in your
environment. You’re curious about all the
untried possibilities, and your curiosity can take
you to new places. You’re more likely to talk to
strangers, to read the signs along the way, to
smell the flowers and then to post facebook
updates (with pictures) about them, and to
engage with everything and everybody around
When it comes to exercise, this is a great time
for biking, roller-skating, or skate-boarding.
Walking may sometimes seem too slow. A lot of
people will find themselves driving around more
Mars will be here until April 23.
Mars enters Gemini
in NYC: Weds, Mar 3, 10:29 pm
in Vancouver: Weds, Mar 3, 7:29 pm
in London: Thurs, Mar 4, 3:29 am
in Singapore: Thurs, Mar 4, 11:29 am
in Sydney: Thurs, Mar 4, 2:29 pm
Saturn is in Aquarius
At this point, Saturn leaves its home sign, and
goes into one that’s more objective, intellectual
and scientific. Saturn in Aquarius is all about
taking responsibility for the world we live in, the
technology we invent, and the societies we
Aquarius is a sign which gives a strong
awareness of the collective, and with Saturn
here, we will all be more conscious of our roles
in the community. Saturn in Aquarius gives a
strong call to public service and public
accountability. There will be a stronger
emphasis on education, and on educating each
other. Hopefully, this
won’t be about pointing fingers, but about
helping each other to grow wiser and more
At the same time, Aquarius is an experimental
sign, and so we will see more people putting
their ideas into practice, some with good results
and some not so good. This could refer to both
scientific experiments and social ones. Of
course, even failed experiments teach us quite
a lot, so it won’t be wasted effort. But,
occasionally, unfortunate situations could result.
Aquarius is also a very idealistic sign. However,
the shadow of Saturn in Aquarius is a tendency
to discount the individual, and to focus on the
larger human body, or the greater idea. And so
this can be a time when ivory-tower types can
thrive, and people with common sense and
practical knowhow can be ignored. The main
challenge of Saturn in Aquarius will be keeping
Saturn will be in Aquarius until March 7, 2023.
Saturn entered Aquarius
in NYC: Thurs, Dec 17, 2020,
in Vancouver: Weds, Dec 16, 2020,
in London: Thurs, Dec 17, 2020,
in Singapore: Thurs, Dec 17, 2020,
in Sydney: Thurs, Dec 17, 2020,