The Changing Moon this week:

The Moon sets the emotional tone as she moves through the Zodiac day-to-day. It takes approximately 28 days to traverse the entire Zodiac. Learning to work with this rhythm will help you align with and relax into an easier flow with the Universe. The luminous Moon spends approximately 2 ½ days in each sign before she moves on to the next.

Monday’s Cancer Moon begins the week with a note of sensitivity and warmth. Cancer is a cardinal water sign that thrives on nurturing/ caring for others and domestic activities. Making lovely aspects to both the Sun and Uranus at warm and a dash of excitement to the day.
The Moon remains in sensitive Cancer throughout Tuesday. Your connection to family and loved ones run deep. Spend time with your closest family (biological or chosen) if you are able.

At 7:23 AM EST Wednesday morning, the Moon enters Leo where she will remain until early Friday afternoon. While the Moon is in Leo you want to love and be loved with a bit of drama and generosity. When the Moon moves through this Sun-ruled sign, Focus on playfulness, creativity, and self-expression.

Shortly after noon on Friday the Moon enters practical efficient Virgo. She will stay in this unassuming Mutable Earth sign until Sunday afternoon. With the Moon in Virgo, it is time to focus on what you can do to make a practical difference in the life of someone you love. What can you do to help others with simple common sense solutions? Tidy up your home, put away the laundry. You will be surprised how much better you feel when your environment is neat and tidy. The Full Moon in Virgo is exact in the wee hours of Saturday morning. Look for the illumination of what began at the Pisces New Moon on February 11th. Consider also the wider cycle that began at the Virgo New Moon on September 17, 2020. Something that you have put great effort into in the past 6 months is paying off now.

At 2:17 PM EST on Sunday the Moon enters Libra to finish up the week in this relationship-focused sign. While the Moon is in Libra we all want to make nice, create beauty, and avoid confrontations. The Libra Moon supports romantic or diplomatic endeavors, socializing, and creating art. A romantic evening tonight is the way to go.

Please keep in mind that transits to your natal planets can override these more universal ones.

ACT ON YOUR DESIRE TO HELP – Monday, February 22, 2021

Today you can anticipate a lovely day of easy connections with family and close loved ones. The Moon is in domestic comfort-seeking Cancer bringing your attention to those that you love and care for.

At 6:47 AM EST, as the day gets underway the Moon forms a trine aspect to the Sun in Pisces. Pay attention and you will feel a breeze of tenderness and loving compassion entering the open window of your heart. Show love with gifts of kindness or sweet treats for breakfast. Get up early and make waffles for the family. Their delight will buoy your day.

At 1:09 PM the Moon forms a sextile aspect to Uranus adding an unexpected twist to a lovely day. Use this opportunity to reach beyond family and loved ones to shower love on others outside your inner circle. Express love to a wider swath of humanity. Give generously to a local nonprofit or a reputable organization that feeds those in need. Open your wallet as widely as you are able to support others. Do what you can to uplift those who need help.

Today you feel this need, allow yourself to act on it.


LOVE HOLDS THE STRENGTH OF STEEL – Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Today brings another day with the Moon in sensitive Cancer. The great purpose of Cancer is to teach us how to Love. When the Moon passes through this Cardinal Water sign commit to learning what Love means to you and how to express it to others.

It is important to understand that Cancer is a very strong sign. Because it is such a sensitive sign, it is not always represented as such. Many folks in our culture equate sensitivity to weakness. Never make this mistake. Cancer is a Cardinal sign. If you have ever backed a mama bear into a corner and threatened her cubs you have a deep respect for exactly how strong Cancer is. Never underestimate the strength lying in the breast of the tender Cancer heart. Love is not a weak emotion, it has the strength of steel.

At 1:06 PM the Cancer Moon forms a flowing trine aspect to Neptune. This adds an element of mystical dreaminess to the afternoon. Love and compassion join together in a flow of creativity. Make music, write a poem, sing a lullaby to your child or grandchild. Open your heart to the strength, tenderness, and compassion of Love.

_The Cancer Moon is void-of-course for the last 6 minutes of the day. She will enter Leo tomorrow morning. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._



At 7:23 PM EST, the Moon enters Leo leaving behind the sensitivity of Cancer. Now it is time to dance and play, time to express all that is within. If you have one dear friend who knows you well and holds no judgment, reach out to them, allowing yourself full expression in their presence.

In your interactions with others, encourage them to be fully expressed as well. Hold no judgment, see who they are underneath the facade that often holds them separate.

Over the next few days Mars, the planet of action and drive feels far stronger than it has since the start of the year. When Mars entered Taurus on January 6th I talked about how unhappy Mars is in a Venus-ruled sign. Mars has a strong need to take action and Taurus offers slow pleasures and sensual delights without fast action. So, Mars has been in a less than powerful position.

However, at 8:51 PM EST Mars trines Pluto bringing a powerful surge of energy to Get-Something-Done. You should be able to push forward to reach for your desires in an assertive manner that does not offend others. Go ahead and push your agenda forward, you are unlikely to meet with resistance.

This evening is great for romance and sensual passion. Set the stage with attention to all the physical senses, dramatic expression, and beauty.

_The Cancer Moon is void-of-course until she enters Leo at 7:23 AM EST. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._


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Even if your interactions are all from behind a computer screen, put your best foot forward. This is a day to put on your favorite clothes and jewelry, prepare as though to meet the Queen. The Moon continues through dramatic expressive Leo today and you will feel best dressed in finery.

Venus is moving quite rapidly, having entered Aquarius on February 1st. In Aquarius, her values focused on freedom, humanitarianism, and friendship. Today at 8:11 AM EST she enters Pisces. Venus loves her time in Pisces where she is considered ‘Exalted’.

When Venus is in Pisces boundaries between yourself and others blur. You are able to release the past and open to compassion and forgiveness. Reality may be a bit elusive but it is beautiful just the same. Enjoy the soft glow of idealized love. This is a very romantic placement for Venus and it is important to be aware that you may be wearing the proverbial rose-colored glasses. Enjoy your time here but don’t commit to a romance or financial investment while Venus is in Pisces. Venus remains in Pisces until March 21st.

At 4:12 PM EST, the Sun forms an exciting Sextile aspect to Uranus. Pay attention to unusual ideas and flashes of insight and awareness. The Universe can use this transit to wake you up to something you have not been paying attention to. Any new surprising curiosity should be followed up on as it may be pulling you in the direction of an important discovery. Don’t expect to follow a typical routine today. Life may feel exciting or disruptive. Look for new and ways of doing and thinking about ordinary issues in your life.


BEING OF PRACTICAL HELP – Friday, February 26, 2021

The Moon starts the day still in fun-loving Leo. Get the day started early and make it a point to engage in playful self-focused creativity. Build a snow fort, a snow person, or an entire snow family. Get the whole family involved in the play.

At 12:08 PM EDT, the Moon enters Virgo in preparation for tomorrow’s early morning Full Moon. Your attention which has been rather self-centered for the past few days turns to others and how you can help those in need. Virgo, ruled by Mercury is the sign of the servant and asks you how you can be of help. This is not the helpfulness for all humanity that Aquarius asks of us, but something more practical and closer to home. Can you shovel your neighbor’s driveway or pick up their groceries. Look to those nearby who need a helping hand. Get the whole family involved here as well.

_The Leo Moon is void-of-course from 6:32 AM EST until she enters Virgo at 12:08 PM EST. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._


THE LOVELY VIRGO FULL MOON – Saturday, February 27, 2021

Well before you woke this morning we reached the lovely service-oriented Virgo Full Moon. Look for the illumination of what began at the Pisces New Moon on February 11th. Consider also the wider cycle that began at the Virgo New Moon on September 17, 2020. Something that you have put great effort into in the past 6 months is paying off now. Pay attention and give yourself a pat on the back.

Full Moons can feel disruptive as your feeling nature intensifies, and you may feel more erratic than usual. What is normally kept in the dark is exposed, bringing secrets and hidden agendas into the light. Because we tend to sleep less on the Full Moon, it is a good idea to schedule extra time for self-care.

Look for the archetypes of Virgo in yourself and those you encounter today. She will be on full display. The archetypes of Virgo include the analyst, the martyr, the maiden, the critic, the perfectionist, the servant, the healer, and the craftsperson. Virgo seeks a high understanding of sacred ritual, body wisdom, and health. Virgo faces life with realism, devotion, and service, bringing forth expressions of discipline, self-sacrifice, spiritual craftsmanship, and pragmatic contemplation. Consider and develop your personal expression of the highest side of Virgo.


PRACTICALITY TO ROMANCE – Sunday, February 28, 2021

In yesterday’s post, I wrote about the archetypes of Virgo and some of her higher qualities. The Moon continues through this Mutable Earth sign this morning into early afternoon. Virgo speaks to us of the practical efforts required to reach the potential we strive for. Virgo reaches for her high ideals to have something worthwhile to offer others. When Virgo is able to release her need for perfection she is able to be of great service to others with unparalleled kindness.

At 2:17 PM EST the Moon steps into Libra where she seeks appreciation and understands what it takes to get it. Her desire to please others is an intellectual exercise. She knows what it takes and devises to provide just that. When the Moon is in Libra we don’t want to rock the boat, we will do what we must to keep the water still and unruffled by discord and strife.

This evening offers romance, diplomatic endeavors, social niceties, and/or the creation of art and beauty. The beauty of Libra is an aesthetic consideration whereas in Taurus beauty is a sensual consideration. Venus, the planet of love, pleasure, and beauty rules the Air sign of Libra and the Earth sign of Taurus.

While the Moon passes through Libra it may be difficult to be decisive or speak up for yourself. Don’t pressure yourself to do so. Work on sharpening your diplomatic skills and skills of pleasing others and wait for another day to speak up!

_The Virgo Moon is void-of-course from 10:58 AM EST until she enters Libra at 2:17 PM EST. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._


In these weekly reports, I explore the major aspects formed by transit between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and give rise to fleeting moods. I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its void-of-course, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the void-of-course.
The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

I see humanistic astrology as a spiritual discipline with a focus on the highest growth and development of the individual. This focus aspires to provide the native* with a path to their soul’s evolution, not the prediction of events. In humanistic astrology we link the human with the cosmos, highlighting and illuminating the connection between the two. Looking into the mirror of the cosmos, we see ourselves clearly. Laurie Astrolore

* the person whose chart is being worked with