Current Aspects

February 16
to 23, 2018

all interpretations written & copyrighted by Jenny Yates


How do you find out whether these aspects are especially resonant for you?
Here's a beginner's guide.  


Click here for a day-by-day overview:  What's Going On These Days?.

February 19 to 23
Venus conjunct Neptune

February 11 to 15
Sun sextile Uranus

Mars square Neptune
(13° Sagittarius/Pisces)

During this time, you’re extra sensitive,
sometimes too much so.  You’re
conscious of everything going on, not
just in your immediate vicinity, but in far-
flung places.  And there are lots of
things that seem to challenge your
sense of order and stability.  Why is it
happening this way?  It’s impossible to
know all the answers, and there’s no
way to keep control. When you try
harder, things just get more confusing,
so this transit is an exercise in relaxing,
taking a deep breath, and letting it go.   

But that’s not necessarily easy, since
Mars in Sagittarius is passionate, active,
spontaneous and impulsive.  And so
you may find yourself wandering around
rather aimlessly, or perhaps trying to do
a lot of contradictory things at the same
time.

There are lots of interesting
possibilities, some of them quite
fascinating.  And this transit not only
gives the urge to do things, but to do
everything in a bigger way.  Why travel
to Paris, when you could take an extra
week or two and do the entire
continent?  Why redo your kitchen
cabinets, when you could do your whole
house?

So maybe it’s a good idea to rein
yourself in a bit.  Enthusiasm is great,
but you do need to decide what you
want to do first, and then spend a little
time in preparation before flinging
yourself into it.  And remember, it may
not turn out exactly the way you
envision it.  There are some wild cards
here.

This is noticeable February 13 to
20.       
 
It's exact
in NYC: Sat, Feb 17, 6:20 am
in Vancouver: Sat, Feb 17, 3:20 am
in London: Sat, Feb 17, 11:20 am
in Singapore: Sat, Feb 17, 7:20 pm  
in Sydney: Sat, Feb 17, 10:20 pm

Mercury sextile Uranus  
(25° Aquarius/Aries)

This is great for
communication.   You’re
interested in talking to all
kinds of people, and you’re
saying unusual and perhaps
controversial things.  Others
are also more open to new
ideas, and so some very
exciting dialogues can
occur.     

It’s a creative and
experimental time, in which
you can use your existing
skills and learn new things,
with the aim of creating a
different kind of future.  
There’s an added emphasis
on new technology, and you
may figure out new and more
efficient ways to use it.  Your
particular genius, whatever it
is, can emerge during this
time.  Whether you’re a
piano virtuoso or a whiz with
carpenter’s tools, you
express yourself with more
flair and with more variations
than usual.  

It’s also a wonderful time to
affirm your existing
friendships, and to make
new ones.  You are truly
interested in people – in
their ideas and experiences,
and the ways they’re
different from you.  You
count yourself lucky if your
friends come from all
different ages, persuasions,
and cultural backgrounds.    

This is noticeable February
14 to 16.                     

It's exact
in NYC: Thurs, Feb 15,

10:07 am  
in Vancouver: Thurs, Feb 15,
7:07 am  
in London: Thurs, Feb 15,
3:07 pm    
in Singapore: Thurs, Feb 15,
11:07 pm     
in Sydney: Fri, Feb 16,

2:07 am  

Venus sextile Saturn
(6° Pisces/Capricorn)

This is a stabilizing transit for relationships.  
It’s just a little romantic, just enough to whet
your appetite, but it’s mostly it’s about
affirming relationships that are loyal,
consistent and honest. If you’re just getting
to know someone, this is good for mutual
understanding.  If you’re a little further along,
it may mean making a commitment.
Wherever you are in a relationship, you’re
able to be clear about what you need, and
sensitive about what your partner is
feeling.    

This is also a great influence for those in
long-time relationships, and there could be
some gentle nostalgia going on.  At the
same time, you could demonstrate your love
by doing something practical, in line with
earthy Saturn.  What could be sexier than
changing the light bulb?  

You’re more intuitive under this influence,
and also more aware of
what’s going on with others.  And so this is a
time when you can reach out to those who
need help, and give them a little extra
support and protection.  You may do this
selflessly at the moment, and then find that
you’ve made a friend for life, a friend who will
be there for you when you need it.

This is also a good time to ask for what you
need, even though this can be scary.  You
can express some vulnerable feelings, and
find that others understand.  Without a lot of
fuss, they’re willing to ease your path.     

This is good for artists too.  You’re
imaginative, visionary, and open to spiritual
influences, but you’re also more disciplined.  
The Muse can’t come by if you don’t show
up, right?  During this transit, you can figure
out a viable schedule, locating the best time
and space for your creative work.  And your
work is more substantial, more likely to stand
the test of time, under this influence.  

This is noticeable February 14 to 17.   

It's exact
in NYC: Thurs, Feb 15, 6:19 pm   
in Vancouver: Thurs, Feb 15,
3:19 pm     
in London: Thurs, Feb 15, 11:19 pm     
in Singapore: Fri, Feb 16, 7:19 am  
in Sydney: Fri, Feb 16, 10:19 am  

Sun conjunct Mercury
(28° Aquarius)

This transit makes for strong but
somewhat uneven mental energy.  
Aquarius is into being outré, avant-
garde, quirky, eccentric, über-cool -
and so all ideas get twisted around a
bit.  There’s an emphasis on the
future, on the latest amazing
possibility.     

So this is the time when the trend-
setters really come out of the
woodwork and show everybody how to
think outside the usual boxes.  If it’s
been done before, people aren’t all
that interested.  Even the most rigid
conformist can enter the realm of self-
expression during this transit, while the
rebels will be more unique and
outrageous than ever.    

Everybody is talking more, expressing
themselves more, in more unique
language. There’s a great emphasis
on passing around information,
knowledge, ideas and theories, and
lots of arguments can break out over
whose theory is closer to the truth.  
Classrooms are more exciting during
this time, since the urge to learn is
strong.  And egos are bound to one’s
level of knowledge, so the more you
know, the more important and powerful
you are.  

It’s a very creative time, especially for
scientists and inventors.  There could
be quite a few eureka moments, and
some new and amazing gadgets could
zap themselves into the collective
consciousness.    

This is noticeable February 14 to
19.                          

It's exact
in NYC:  Sat, Feb 17, 7:27 am
in Vancouver: Sat, Feb 17, 4:27 am  
in London: Sat, Feb 17, 12:27 pm
in Singapore: Sat, Feb 17, 8:27 pm   
in Sydney: Sat, Feb 17, 11:27 pm

February 13 to 20
Mars square Neptune

February 14 to 16
Mercury sextile Uranus

February 14 to 17
Venus sextile Saturn

February 14 to 19
Sun conjunct Mercury

February 20 to 22
Mercury sextile Saturn

Venus conjunct Neptune
(13° Pisces)

This is a time when you’re particularly
sensitive to beauty, love, and
pleasure, and this can be wonderful.  
But it’s also a time when your
addictions can be quite strong.  You
may need to take care of yourself by
staying far away from the usual
temptations.  You can also find
yourself in the grip of strange new
fascinations, and this could lead you
down some unfamiliar byways.    

And so this is actually not the best time
to make decisions relating to love,
even though there’s a lot of romantic
energy in the air.  You may be totally
blissed out over someone, but give it a
little more time and thought before
rushing off to the altar.  Remember
that surface beauty fades, and then
you have to find deeper reasons for
your commitment to another person.  
Will those reasons be there?

It’s a excellent transit for artists.  With
the Venus/Neptune conjunction, you’re
attracted to images and ideas that are
strange, magical and surreal, and this
can give a hypnotic quality to your
work.  It’s also a good time to enjoy art,
especially music and film.  The line
between dreams and life is thinner
during this transit, and both are a bit
more vivid.    

This is noticeable February 19 to
23.                      

It's exact
in NYC:  Weds, Feb 21, 1:41 pm  
in Vancouver: Weds, Feb 21,
10:41 am  
in London: Weds, Feb 21, 6:41 pm    
in Singapore: Thurs, Feb 22, 2:41 am   
in Sydney: Thurs, Feb 22, 5:41 am   

Mercury sextile Saturn
(6° Pisces/Capricorn)

This gives more backbone to the
usually malleable Mercury in
Pisces, so it helps you get your
thoughts, ideas and information
organized.  You can come up with
specific questions, find out what
you need to know, and do
something practical with the
knowledge.  It’s a good time to
talk to people who are wiser and
more experienced, or read books
that give you foundational
information.  

This transit gives a stronger
sense of responsibility, and
inclines you towards more form
and structure.  It’s excellent for
tackling paperwork and writing
jobs that you’ve been putting off.  
With Mercury in Pisces, you are
still doing things in an artistic,
imaginative way – but with the
sextile to Saturn, you’re thinking
mostly of your obligations, and
how good it will be to get these
things finished.  

In relationships, this helps with
communication.  Mercury in
Pisces can give a tendency to go
on and on in a sort of random
way, but the sextile to Saturn
helps you sort out what’s relevant
to the situation.  A lot can be
conveyed in just a few words.   
And so meetings can be shorter
and more efficient, and people
don’t need to spend so much
time reading texts and emails.  

This is noticeable February 20 to
22.      

It's exact
in NYC: Weds, Feb 21, 3:23 pm   
in Vancouver: Weds, Feb 21,
12:23 pm     
in London: Weds, Feb 21,
8:23 pm   
in Singapore: Thurs, Feb 22,
4:23 am     
in Sydney: Thurs, Feb 22,
7:23 am