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Sun 00° Pisces 52' 38"
Moon 14° Aries 03' 00"
Mercury 02° Pisces 34' 20"
Venus 10° Pisces 47' 19"
Mars 14° Sagittarius 38' 17"
Ceres 07° Leo 24' 25" 
Pallas 11° Taurus 01' 41"
Juno 28° Aquarius 02' 28"
Vesta 15° Sagittarius 49' 37"
Jupiter 22° Scorpio 44' 34"
Saturn 06° Capricorn 34' 25"
Chiron 26° Pisces 42' 36"
Uranus 25° Aries 31' 56"
Neptune 13° Pisces 26' 34"
Pluto 20° Capricorn 22' 35"
TrueNode 14° Leo 53' 06" 

The Daily Astrological Currents by Week

A free daily horoscope from Pluto's Child

"Every day can be a good day"
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This Daily Astrological Forecast is a bit different than most daily forecasts since it isn’t written for each individual Sun Sign. Rather, it is intended to be a bit like an Astrological Weather Report. To read more about this forecast, see this post

Weekly Summary: FEBRUARY 11 - FEBRUARY 17

"And when the fog's over and the stars and the moon come out at night it'll be a beautiful sight."

— Jack Kerouac

This week is made especially challenging by the distinct lack of clear focus. The New Moon on Thursday (1:05 PM PST 27° Aquarius) offers a truly fresh start but, even then, we are likely to struggle getting our footing, our clarity, and a willingness to compromise — especially when our independence is at stake. Venus has moved into Pisces, where she is exalted, which brings a highly creative insight but also a need to balance spiritual and material goals. As well, Mars moves towards a square to Neptune all week (culminating early Saturday morning), which contributes to the lack of clarity. While inspiration is all around us, we may feel that we are trying to describe something completely indescribable. The lack of specificity is surely to draw questions which, in turn, provokes a great deal of impatience — "Can't you see how great my vision is?!" This week's strains are not without purpose, though, despite the seeming wilderness we are traveling through. The New Moon really does offer a new beginning and encourages more inclusion, broader acceptance, and less self-centered, visionary grandiosity. Once we finally gain clarity on the specifics, we will find more willingness to blend our vision with the ideas of others and compromise won't seem as distasteful as it does this week.

If we can avoid over-idealistic zealotry on Sunday, there are opportunities to display our skill in creative, yet practical ways. Focusing on humility will help to avoid the building potential for significant disappointment. Let the creative process be its own reward. Monday is especially active as we become aware of the need for adjustments. We may be quite likely to take the increasing strain personally. Stay with the process and rest assured that the strain won't last forever. Tuesday's Aquarian Moon helps to instill at least some detachment. The high energy levels may not be easy to manage and could produce more irritation than action — particularly with the lack of focus and clarity. Egos are on the line on Wednesday as we seek to display our independence. Thursday's New Moon helps to clear the slate and offers a fresh start. However, the light from the New Moon is always dim, and a clear, specific goal or purpose continues to be illusive. Defensive impatience surfaces quickly on Friday and we may want to simply acknowledge that there's just too much fog to see where we're going. Take time to reflect and contemplate. There's a let down on Saturday but we have turned an important corner and by the end of the day, we begin to better recognize the importance of the new beginning that has been brought forth by the New Moon.

Sunday February 11, 2018

Venus arrived in Pisces yesterday afternoon, where she is exalted. Today's inspiration and creative insights are most likely to be found in practical displays of skill, expressed with humility. Nonetheless, sensitivity is also high as we seek to balance spiritual and material goals. The intensity — perhaps even zealotry — of our beliefs continues to encourage us to aim towards idealistic goals. Our overall lack of focus does not help us direct our practical skill towards broader endeavors and the building potential for disappointment is significant. Pursuing creative endeavors, where the process provides its own reward, is how we will find the most satisfaction today.

Monday February 12, 2018

Today's highly active Capricorn Moon provides increased practicality and stamina to deal with what is likely to be a day of unpredictable challenges. We seem to be required to reassess our commitments and make rather painful adjustments. The Moon's conjunction with Pluto, around noon, sets up the demand for changes which intensifies as the Moon approaches the evening square to Uranus. Emotions are strong but restrained and, even though compassion and sympathy may be offered, we seem to take much of the strain rather personally. The forming Mars-Neptune square could easily lead us to seek escapes rather than face the strain head on. However, such escapes would be short-lived at best and only exacerbate any disappointment. There are opportunities for new commitments to be made here — or a re-commitment to elusive goals — but we need to stay with the process and endure the strain (which will most certainly not last forever).

Tuesday February 13, 2018

Today's Aquarius Moon provides a much needed dose of detachment today but may also produce some unhelpful arrogance. Outspokenness and independence can either help to clear the air or send everyone off to their corners in a huff. Generally, there seem to be plenty of good intentions but few workable ideas or strategies that coalesce around any achievable goals. There also seems to be plenty of energy but it needs to be tempered with humility and realistic expectations in order to produce anything more than irritation. Nonetheless, as we approach Thursday's New Moon (1:05 PM PST 27° Aquarius) we are beginning to transition towards an atmosphere that encourages more inclusion, broader acceptance and fewer self-centered concerns that are solely focused on personal standing.

Wednesday February 14, 2018

We may try to draw some kind of line today, in order to clearly show our independence. The level of chatter is extraordinary and some may seem to be quite excited. However, ahead of tomorrow's New Moon (1:05 PM PST 27° Aquarius) we are not likely to gain much traction or really find the kind of lasting independence we want to establish. There is little interest in compromise, even though there is a strong desire to find approval. In fact, we can't really explain what it is we're really trying to achieve by demanding free rein to pursue our ill-defined agenda.

Thursday February 15, 2018

Today's New Moon (1:05 PM PST 27° Aquarius) offers a remarkable springboard-style opportunity to turn the corner and really make a fresh start. The challenge is finding productive compromise. We need to be sure to remember that the ends don't justify the means in the pursuit of what may feel like a spectacular opportunity for broad, humanitarian advancement. Today's opportunities do not seem to come with much clear definition and we may be in danger of seeing what we want to see on the clean slate that we are presented today. The Moon is VOC following this afternoon's New Moon, from 1:06 PM PST until 6:41 PM PST so we should not expect to find the kind of specificity or cooperative alliances until tomorrow.

Friday February 16, 2018

A lack of clear focus may put many of us on the defensive, showing impatience with any inconvenient questioning of the details. Activity heats up without any specific goals or agendas. The cloudy atmosphere makes trusting others difficult but we need help in order to make any progress. However, if the questions become too intense, we may seek assistance from unreliable allies. We'll do better to simply acknowledge that there's too much fog today and take the day to reflect and contemplate. Eventually, the fog will clear and we will find better answers and more specifics. In the meantime, we may want to try to avoid creating unnecessary chaos or getting defensive about a lack of specifics.

Saturday February 17, 2018

We may feel the wind go out of our sails today. However, the Moon heads towards a conjunction with Chiron all day, which opens the door to a far more realistic vision than what we have been trying to work with this week. The intuition, persistence and ability we need has been quietly standing by while we have been struggling to sort out issues of self-centered independence and the distinct lack of focus. The true promise of last Thursday's New Moon is slowly revealed today. We can begin to more clearly see a way forward that includes respect for the perspective of others, without feeling the need to abandon our right to our own opinion.

Today is Monday February 19, 2018

Weekly Summary: FEBRUARY 18 - FEBRUARY 24

"You're enough to try the patience of an oyster!"

— Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Uncertainty may be a byproduct of the continuing lack of clarity that we face this week. However, some may instead be dealing with an excruciating sense of certainty (or possibly self-righteousness) that seems nearly impossible to communicate to others in a convincing way. The Sun's entrance into Pisces at the beginning of the week brings both visionary inspiration and a disconcerting lack of focus and clarity. If we can stay focused on sympathetically understanding the perspectives of others, rather than struggling to get our own message across, we will be much more comfortable. Detachment is needed but passions seem to surge at times. Of course, the Piscean capacity to 'Let go and let God' is powerful but there are strong temptations to try to assume control in order to convince others of what we believe is important. Unfortunately, the lack of focus, clarity, and specificity do not make for a very effective message — most remain determinedly unconvinced. Compassion and understanding will provide us a route towards compromise and a possible 'third way' if we can stay patient. There is, indeed, a big picture perspective that can elevate our view above the cloudy, chaotic confusion that we struggle with this week but "first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye." — Matthew 7:5.

Faith provides courage on Sunday, even though there is an undercurrent of insecurity. It may not be easy to find the necessary trust in others in order to find productive compromises. A heightened intellectual capacity brings increasingly intense, impatient attempts at persuasion on Monday. We'll do better to keep our message simple rather than explaining all of the 'extenuating circumstances' that only serve to keep the issues confusing. Impatience subsides on Tuesday with the Moon's entrance into Taurus. We may, however, observe some self-righteous stoicism or a distinct loss of momentum. Venus conjuncts Neptune on Wednesday, which helps to keep our patience levels under control. However, there are significant ups and downs that we may be prone to take too seriously. Impatience heats back up again on Thursday, along with some particularly troubling lack of focus and clarity. We'll do better to focus on the big picture rather than the myriad of conflicting details. Friday's 1st Quarter Moon leads to dissatisfaction with our overall progress. However, impatience may be the cause of our disappointment and we may actually be doing better than we think. There is some potential to discover a 'third way' that opens up space for important compromises. Detachment is needed on Saturday in order to stay out of a trap of possessiveness and jealousy. If we can remain willing to abide by the guidelines of compromise and cooperation, our path will be much more comfortable.

Sunday February 18, 2018

The Sun gets to Pisces this morning, just after the Moon arrives in Aries and marches towards a square to Saturn. There may be an undercurrent of insecurity today but there is also courage to move forward — "Courage is fear that said its prayers" — and the Pisces Sun encourages our reliance on faith. Nonetheless, faith only gets us so far and trusting others still seems challenging. While we may be tempted to act independently, there are too many restrictions that keep us needing help from others. We need to hold on to whatever patience we can muster in order to recognize the important warning signs that are inherent in the obstacles and lack of clarity that we face today.

Monday February 19, 2018

Although there is increased intensity from the Moon's s square to Pluto, the focus is on communication and persuasion. We are inclined to work very hard to 'make our case'. We will be most successful if we are able to pare away the complications, keeping our arguments simple and straightforward. The heightened intellectual capacity may lead us to work too hard trying to make sense of the 'extenuating circumstances'. However, the continuing lack of focus and clarity can only be mitigated by taking a step back enough to allow room for the perspectives of others, rather than impulsively trying drive home our own points — which others may not be able to see.

Tuesday February 20, 2018

The Moon is VOC this morning until 11:11 AM PST. Impulsiveness and impatience tapers off with the Moon's entrance into Taurus. Self-confidence builds slowly and steadily throughout the day. We may, however, be tempted to spend a bit too much time stopping to smell the roses and lose momentum. We may also be tempted to reduce our efforts to work cooperatively, content to stay in our own corner convinced only of our own position — self-righteously stoic.

Wednesday February 21, 2018

Venus makes a lovely conjunction with Neptune this morning. Of course, it is also approaching a square to Mars, which continues to produce the lack of clarity that leads to impatience. Nonetheless, we're more likely to give it a rest today, rather than push too aggressively to get others to agree with us. There is much more support to stay focused on the big picture which, in turn, leads to broader cooperation. There are vast opportunities for growth here but we need to avoid taking today's ups and downs and changes of direction too seriously. Most importantly, we must guard against the temptation to blame others for situations and circumstance that are out of their control as much as they are out our own.

Thursday February 22, 2018

The Moon is VOC until 4:07 PM PST. The early part of the day may be quite fraught with uncomfortable impatience. The feeling of being trapped may seem quite inescapable. A lack of control spills out in all directions once the Moon gets to Gemini. If there is a set routine to follow, it may be possible to escape much of today's discomfort. The number of conflicting points of view may feel quite overwhelming. Ultimately, today simply provides another lesson in the ongoing need to find trust and cooperation. Finding balance and maintaining patience requires a great deal of control. We'll do better to keep focusing on the big picture rather than the myriad of conflicting details.

Friday February 23, 2018

We reach the 1st Quarter, building phase of this lunar cycle. However the continued lack of focus and clarity produces chaos and uncertainty, leaving us feeling rather unsatisfied by our progress. It may be, though, that we are making more progress than we think. Venus continues to head towards a challenging square to Mars (culminating Sunday morning) which is producing a great deal of the impatience. The more we pull back, demand independence, and avoid compromise, the more uncomfortable we will be. We could finally recognize today that we have made up our minds too quickly. If we can find enough space to reconsider our position, we may actually discover an elusive 'third way' that gets us farther than we had ever thought possible.

Saturday February 24, 2018

The Moon is VOC for much of the day today — from 11:57 AM until 7:05 PM PST. The impatient urge to make some kind of progress is further challenged by elements of possessiveness and jealousy. Self-righteousness does not allow the necessary room for compromise and the lack of clarity could easily lead us to adopt an attitude that 'if you aren't with me, you are against me!' Detachment is desperately needed here, along with the willingness to give up control. If we have managed to establish some cooperative alliances, we will find today's atmosphere to be much less challenging. However, if we insist on straining against the guidelines that are inherent in compromise, our discomfort may be quite extreme.

Weekly Summary: FEBRUARY 25 - MARCH 3

"Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice."

— Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The strong Piscean influences this week suggest extreme vulnerability and sensitivity but there is a powerful determination in the Piscean nature — self-sacrifice in the service of universal benefit. However, in practice, personal sacrifice can lead to self-righteousness and unrealistic expectations. This week's Full Moon (March 1 4:51 PM PST 11° Virgo/Pisces) leads to an extraordinary opportunity for the synthesis of many opposing views and perspectives. We can begin to see how our vision fits into a larger picture. In order to make the most of these opportunities, we will need to work very hard to prepare by examining and understanding our personal motivations When we feel the strong need to advance a cherished vision, idea or project we may lose sight of the means used or our underlying motivations. By clearing away arrogance and self-righteousness, our path becomes easier. Although we may face significant trials and challenges this week, the process is geared towards taking us to a new level of commitment, built upon more solid principles. The danger is that we respond to challenges with resentment and impatience instead of seeing the opportunity for adding increasingly specific details to our overall vision and incorporating that vision into broader cooperative effort. In essence, we are required to come down from the clouds of grand speculation and work within the constraints of our material reality as well as recognizing the needs of others. Balancing both realms is difficult but necessary.

Rigidity and self-righteousness peaks on Sunday, complicating communication and cooperation. We are called to a journey of deep self-examination on Monday, encouraging us to clear away arrogance and understand our deeper motivations. A string of challenges on Tuesday are designed to yield a new, stronger level of commitment to a personal vision, idea or project. There is heightened activity and energy on Wednesday but we may have a hard time figuring out exactly where we're going or what we're doing — we just want to go! Thursday's Full Moon brings the pull of opposing views to a peak and demands that we find a detached, balance perspective. We are challenged to unwind any vagaries and be as detailed and specific as possible. There is increased optimism on Friday, encouraging us to test our newly revised theories and ideas. The valuable benefits that we find on Saturday could be subject to some skepticism. We may develop some jealousy if we believe others have been received more than their fair share of the rewards.

Sunday February 25, 2018

Rigidity and self-righteousness reaches a peak today, which further complicates communication and the continuing lack of clarity. Impatience and sensitivity may be camouflaged but there are likely to be strong feelings about the sacrifices we have made — with or without the appropriate appreciation. We need to make time to talk things over with others who can help us to be more specific and calm our passions enough to be realistic. It is extremely important to closely examine our motivations, which may not have been fully examined in our pursuit of some cherished vision or goal.

Monday February 26, 2018

Examining our motivations is even more important today, requiring an inner journey of deep self-examination. The door is open but we must clear away any arrogance and fully explore issues of pride and the strong desire to take independent action. We are challenged to admit any self-serving motivations and personal desires in order to proceed. The Moon goes VOC this afternoon at 1:50 PM PST, after which there are further opportunities to explore our motivations and move beyond our comfort zone, despite the unsettled emotional climate. The Moon arrives in Leo this evening at 8:40 PM PST.

Tuesday February 27, 2018

We move beyond self-examination today and face a gauntlet of trials or challenges which are designed to take us to a new level of commitment. Ideally, we have pared away unworkable motivations. However, we are prone to feeling aggressive and resentful if we find ourselves 'on the outs', without some kind of clear and specific affirmation that we are on the right track. We might want to consider that energy put towards resentment only leads us further away from our goals. Today's challenges bring the temptation to focus on discouragement. Nonetheless, by keeping faith with our highest standards and clear motivations, there is significant promise of making valuable progress.

Wednesday February 28, 2018

The Fire energy of the early morning Moon-Mars trine (5:28 AM PST) propels us through the early part of the day. We may feel a strong desire to move, travel or explore but there is little apparent purpose in our exploration. We are challenged to look deeper, research in depth, or climb a higher mountain. The new ideas and important information that arise today will become increasingly important under tomorrow's Full Moon (4:51 PM PST 11° Virgo/Pisces) as they are integrated into an increasingly clear vision and purpose. It is important to honor our desire for freedom and independence, while bringing forward our understanding of the need for compromise and cooperation that has been demanded by the last New Moon (February 15 1:05 PM PST 27° Aquarius). The Moon goes VOC following the Moon's trine to Uranus (3:13 PM PST).

Thursday March 01, 2018

The prospect of opening new horizons provides broad inspiration and encouragement under today's Full Moon (4:51 PM PST 11° Virgo/Pisces). We are likely to feel a dramatic pull between established traditions and the vision of a Brave New World. We may also feel a sense of empowerment which requires alertness and flexibility in order to use effectively. The opposition effect of this Full Moon is particularly noticeable today, requiring us to maintain balance as we try to draw on both our intellectual ability as well as our intuitive, compassionate capabilities.We are also pulled between the strong desire for independent autonomy and the profound awareness of our need to compromise and cooperate with others. There is an almost magical synthesis effect, blending the opposites into a strikingly new perspective. Nonetheless, we may still be subject to scattered and unfocused activity — especially if today's shift is met with fear instead of acceptance.

Friday March 02, 2018

Today's optimism provides extra space to test out our newly synthesized vision and inspiration. We are challenged to meticulously unwind the variety of opposing pulls between differing perspectives, approaches and situations. Today's journey leads us towards broader understanding of how to balance our own needs with the needs of those around us. Ultimately, our salvation is found in our ability to be as specific and honest as possible. Vague generalities are likely to be met with impatience and irritability. The Moon goes VOC this afternoon at 3:50 PM PST.

Saturday March 03, 2018

Although we may discover extraordinary benefits from our efforts today, there is some tendency to discount the value, 'look the gift horse in the mouth', or question whether someone else has received more than they deserve. There is a kind of unsteady peace breaking out. Although we recognize our need for others, we are more inclined to raise questions rather than seek common ground. Possessiveness and the need to control others could create more problems than we expect, given the generally benevolent atmosphere. Jealousy is a significant stumbling block today, which can only be mitigated with gratitude and humility.