And we're into 2020, so here comes the new and full moons for February! We come out of eclipse season for February, so we're a little less crazed and the energy can feel a little better (hopefully!).
Make sure to sign up for the February 2020 monthly worksheet so you can keep track of the new and full moon!
What is a new moon?
A new moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact same position in the Zodiac (called a conjunction). New moons are related to beginnings, have high energy, and are enthusiastic.
What is a full moon?
A full moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact opposite positions in the Zodiac (called an opposition). Full moons are related to endings, culminations, and are emotional energy.
Full Moon in Leo: February 9th 2020 (2:33AM ET)
Leo is the sign of love, ruling the heart and matters of the heart, so under a Leo full moon, we can connect more to our hearts. We can be more affectionate, and want more affection in return, and get and give praise and attention. We can be friendlier, more social, and want to connect with the people we love. We have less interest in anything we don't feel connected to with our hearts, and can let the things we're not invested in fall by the wayside. Instead, we want to give everything to the things our heart is fully invested in. It's all about the love!
We may want more time to do the things we love, to be playful and joyful, which may mean we have far less interest in any work or chores. If we don't find it fun, we may lack any and all focus to get things done. So if there is anything that must be done that's "boring", try to make it fun so it does get done. Otherwise it won't! But if there is work and it's work you love, you can pour your heart into it.
Leo is a highly creative sign, so this full moon can inspire us creatively. It can be a time to create something great and grand (since Leo doesn't settle for blah!). Let the inspiration push you to take action, and use it to create something you never would have otherwise.
As we're coming out of eclipse season this month, let the full moon give you the chance to tend to your heart and not be too serious.
The full moon occurs at 20 degrees 0 minutes Leo. The aspects this full moon makes are:
Conjunction: 18 degrees 0 minutes - 22 degrees 0 minutes Leo
Sextile: 18 degrees 0 minutes - 22 degrees 0 minutes Gemini or Libra
Square: 18 degrees 0 minutes - 22 degrees 0 minutes Taurus or Scorpio
Trine: 18 degrees 0 minutes - 22 degrees 0 minutes Aries or Sagittarius
Opposition: 18 degrees 0 minutes - 22 degrees 0 minutes Aquarius
New Moon in Pisces: February 23rd 2020 (10:32AM ET)
February's new moon occurs in sweet Pisces, and we go from tending to the heart and being inspired by love, to connecting to intuition and being guided by our souls. When we take action, it's likely because it "feels" like the right thing to do. The subtle energy all around us can feel more tangible, and we can use this to help us along our path and with our goals.
Pisces is also highly creative, so this month is a great one for creative projects and ventures. While the full moon inspires, the new moon can push for action, but we can take action in a way that is pleasant, not in-your-face, and that doesn't feel so wild. We ebb and flow, and know where to go and how to be.
Pisces governs what's hidden, the background, the past, and endings, so we may come to learn something that was unknown to us and sheds light on something important; we may feel more comfortable in the background and set things up as we ready for the energy of the next new moon in Aries; we may think more about the past and feel willing to move on without so much of the baggage weighing us down; and we may finish something important, see something through to the end, and come out of it feeling renewed. This can be a good time to construct boundaries, and to gain some subconscious understanding.
This new moon is sextile (positive aspect) 2 signs away) Mars in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus, and is widely conjunct (aligned with) Mercury retrograde in Pisces. Mars gives this new moon energy to take initiative for what we want, and Uranus gives this new moon independence and a willingness to venture into new territory. Mercury retrograde wants some attention too though, and this can be a great period for a second chance. Retrogrades are times of do-overs, and with a new moon, it's an excellent opportunity to do just that. Think of something you've like another shot at, and see if you can manage it. Personally, this may be focused for you on the areas of life ruled by the house the new moon and Mercury retrograde are in.
The new moon occurs at 4 degrees 29 minutes Pisces. The aspects this new moon makes are:
Conjunction: 2 degrees 29 minutes - 6 degrees 29 minutes Pisces
Sextile: 2 degrees 29 minutes - 6 degrees 29 minutes Taurus or Capricorn
Square: 2 degrees 29 minutes - 6 degrees 29 minutes Gemini or Sagittarius
Trine: 2 degrees 29 minutes - 6 degrees 29 minutes Cancer or Scorpio
Opposition: 2 degrees 29 minutes - 6 degrees 29 minutes Virgo
Suggested Reading: The New & Full Moons page for general interpretations by house and aspect
It's coming! The first round of Mercury madness, aka Mercury retrograde, descends upon us, starting in February. What can you expect during this retrograde? Read on!
The basics - What is Mercury retrograde?
A retrograde occurs when a planet appears to be moving backwards from our vantage point here on Earth. It isn't actually moving backwards, it just appears that way. Mercury turns retrograde most often, about 3-4 times per year, and lasts for several weeks. When a planet retrogrades, what that planet rules tends to be thrown off, along with what the sign it's retrograding in rules.
With Mercury retrograde, we experience a shadow and a storm. The shadow period starts when Mercury first hits the point in the Zodiac it will turn direct at, and ends when it last hits the point in the Zodiac it will turn retrograde at.
Most people don't feel the effects of Mercury retrograde until it enters the storm period though. The storm period of Mercury retrograde is when Mercury is moving at its slowest, less than 40 minutes per day. Mercury is a fast-moving planet and hates it when he's moving slowly. There's usually two storm periods, one around the time Mercury turns retrograde, and one around when it turns direct.
Make sure to sign up for the February 2020 monthly worksheet so you can keep track of all the planetary happenings!
Mercury Retrograde in Pisces & Aquarius 2020 Dates:
Mercury Retrograde Effects:
The first round of Mercury madness for 2020 descends upon us, starting in water sign Pisces. With Pisces, we can get stuck in the fog, struggle with focus, and feel scattered. Imagination runs strong, and we can get lost in daydreams and fantasies. This is great if you have nothing to focus on, but we always do! So we have to work harder at trying to stay tethered to reality and not get lost in the whimsy.
Pisces is a compassionate sign requiring a gentle touch, and with Mercury retrograde, we can be too sensitive, to easily wounded, and require more boundaries so we're not taken advantage of. Some can lack sensitivity at all and act in cruel ways. Try to have healthy boundaries to protect yourself, but also be mindful of others and what they need.
Pisces is a highly intuitive, spiritual sign, so focusing on spiritual pursuits and strengthening your intuition can be a good thing to do during the retrograde in Pisces. When the fog sets in and uncertainty is strong, your intuition can act as a guide. Just make sure what you're listening to is your intuition and not the Devil in disguise!
Mercury retrogrades for the last few days in air sign Aquarius, and this is the start of Mercury retrograde impacting the air signs. In Aquarius, we can feel extra rebellious, wanting to push boundaries and try things in new ways. We can crave change and feel restless, making us act impulsively and impatiently. But this does us no good, so try to keep that energy under control and focus it productively.
Aquarius rules friends, groups, and the masses, so we can experience issues with any of these. Friends can have a falling out, or old friends can come back; some may leave groups and causes while others pick up old ones and reconnect with old groups; and some may come before the masses and fall while others triumph, some may fade into the crowd, and some crowds may get raucous and need a calming influence.
Aquarius is independent and innovative, the inventor and always thinking outside of the box. With Mercury retrograde, we may think a little TOO far outside of the box and need to be more realistic, or we may struggle with unconventional ideas and have to be more open.
The Pisces New Moon & Mercury Retrograde
There will be a new moon in Pisces on February 23rd while Mercury is still retrograde in Pisces. It's a little wide for the conjunction (over 4 degrees), but with Mercury retrograde, we may still feel it. New moons with Mercury retrograde tend to be pretty positive, so hopefully this brings positive energy for us. Extra intuition, productive imagination, creative pursuits, feeling sweet and whimsical. Some happy Pisces!
Mercury Retrograde in Pisces & Aquarius 2020 Aspects:
During the retrograde, Mercury will make 3 aspects:
- conjunct the Sun on February 25th (this is the inferior conjunction, a positive point in the retrograde for starting something that can be a focus for the next 6-8 weeks; find where 6 degrees 55 minutes Pisces falls in your chart, and that may be where you can start something)
- sextile (positive aspect, two signs away) Mars in Capricorn on February (helping with energy and drive, getting us to take action, and this can be helpful with the new moon)
- sextile Uranus in Taurus on February (helping us think about the future, be independent, and work on change)
Moons of Mercury Retrograde:
With the new moon in Pisces on February 23rd, the Moon is in the same sign as the retrograde during that time, Pisces, February 23rd (1:37AM ET) to February 25th (1:48PM ET). This brings much more focus to the retrograde energy, and we can feel it in a big way. It's a great time to pursue an opportunity for a second chance or do-over, so try that.
The Moon will be in the signs that Mercury naturally rules (Gemini and Virgo) on March 1st (3:21AM ET) to March 4th (12:25AM ET) in Gemini, and then in Virgo March 8th (6:47AM ET) so the retrograde ends with the Moon in Virgo. In Gemini, mental energy can surge, but we can be so much more scattered as Mercury is at the end of Pisces. In Virgo, we can focus on being more practical and getting things done to come out of the retrograde - but may also feel more stressed!
Mercury will be anaretic during this retrograde, which is 29 degrees of any sign. In transit, this is a crisis period where energy is super high, and this can often be a trigger for something. Mercury retrograde will be at 29 degrees Aquarius March 4th - 6th. With Aquarius, there may be something sudden or unexpected that comes about that we have to adjust to, there can be something that happens that impacts a big group of people, or there may be a surge in rebellion.
Mercury will be at a critical degree, which are special degrees of critical energy, February 27th - 28th, at 4 degrees Pisces. Energy can be a bit higher, and we can be a bit more scattered.
The retrograde begins at 12 degrees Pisces, so those of you Pisceans born February 28th - March 4th can feel the start of the retrograde most. The retrograde ends at 28 degrees Aquarius, so those of you Aquarians born after February 16th can feel the end of the retrograde most.
For the rest of you, check the house(s) Mercury will be retrograding in of your own natal chart, and any aspects Mercury will make during its retrograde to your natal planets, to fully understand how it will impact you personally.
If you have Mercury retrograde in your natal or progressed chart, you may not feel the worst of this. Those individuals generally don't experience the difficulties of the retrograde because it feels more natural to them. Of course, chances are everyone else around them doesn't have the same aspect, so they can still experience difficulties brought on by others. If it's in your natal chart, check out this article about Mercury retrograde in the natal chart.
Suggested Reading: Mercury, Venus, and Mars Retrogrades page for general interpretations of Mercury retrograde in the houses and aspects
It's eclipse season! As we experience eclipses, they bring big energy for new journeys and opportunities with solar eclipses, and emotions and culminations with lunar eclipses. We can make progress and achieve, get recognition and make use of excitement and enthusiasm, and this can play out in a variety of areas of life. How about how eclipses impact love and relationships?
Also make sure to sign up for the free mini class, Intro to Love Astrology, to get started with love and relationships in your chart!
What is an eclipse?
An eclipse occurs when a new moon or full moon is within 18 1/2 degrees of the Lunar Nodes, which are the points in the Moon's orbit where the Moon crosses the ecliptic. When it's a new moon, we get a solar eclipse, and when it's a full moon, we get a lunar eclipse. Since eclipses occur with new or full moons, their base energy can be similar. BUT eclipses have much more power than new and full moons do!
Eclipses & Love
Solar eclipses can be excellent times for starting something new, so it can be beneficial to start a new relationship, move in together, or get married with solar eclipses. Lunar eclipses are times of endings and culminations, so this can bring emotional next steps (whether happy ones like saying, "I love you" or not-so-happy ones like break ups and divorces).
For you personally, you're most likely to be impacted in your relationships from an eclipse if it occurs in your 5th house of love or 7th house of relationships, is in your Venus sign, or is aspecting your Venus, 5th or 7th house rulers. These are the areas of your natal chart that have direct connection to your relationships and love, so when an eclipse is impacting them, this bring focus on your relationships. When it's making a hard aspect (squares and oppositions), this can bring challenges that have to be worked on, blocks in relationships, and potential breaking apart (more with lunar eclipse than solar eclipses, but it depends on other aspect). When it's making an easy aspect (sextiles and trines), this can bring pleasant energy for dealing with others, and you can feel more comfortable with love and commitment.
In general, we can all focus more on love with an eclipse in Leo, sign of love and romance. A solar eclipse in Leo is great for dating and fun romantic ventures, while a lunar eclipse in Leo is great for deeper connections of the heart. We can all focus more on relationships and commitment with an eclipse in Libra, sign of relationships. A solar eclipse in Libra is great for starting new relationships and making new commitments, while a lunar eclipse in Libra is great for strengthening commitments.
If an eclipse is conjunct transit (moving) Venus, this can give some focus on love and relationships for all of us as well. The way we connect and come together, what we want and need from others and are willing to give, and the attitude we have toward relationships can get attention.
The Intimacy Factor
The 8th house and Pluto are rules of intimacy and sex, so an eclipse in your 8th house or aspecting your natal Pluto can also impact these areas. Solar eclipses in the 8th house or conjunct, sextile or trine your natal Pluto or 8th house ruler can increase your sex drive and open you up to improved intimacy; square or opposite your natal Pluto or 8th house ruler, and you can struggle with being open. Lunar eclipses can impact your sex drive based on how you're feeling emotionally, and you can crave more intensity in your connections with others. Scorpio naturally connects to Pluto and the 8th house, so we can all experience this broadly when an eclipse occurs in Scorpio.
Suggested Reading: Pluto & Love Astrology
Hello 2020! This is the BIG year for Capricorn energy thanks to Jupiter entering Capricorn in December 2019 and staying in this sign until December 2020. Saturn and Pluto have already been in Capricorn, so Jupiter joins them, and the year kicks off with Saturn and Pluto coming together for the first time in Capricorn on January 12th.
Saturn in Astrology
Saturn is a important planet, the disciplinarian and teacher. Saturn brings us our lessons in life, and in the natal chart, the location of your natal Saturn can show the lessons you have to focus on throughout your life, and where you may struggle until later in life. In transit, Saturn can help you to bring stability and make progress when you do things the right way and for the right reasons under the easy aspects (sextiles and trines). Under squares and oppositions, transit Saturn can bring restriction, overwhelm, and lack. With conjunctions, it can go either way, though you often feel the challenging energy first and get to the positive energy later.
Pluto in Astrology
Pluto is a monster of a planet, governing transformations. Pluto is intense, passionate, powerful, dark, and deep. In the natal chart, the location of your natal Pluto can show where you have to transform, dig deeper, evolve, and find your passion, and there may be struggles for power. In transit, Pluto can help you find that power and take control over your life under the easy aspects (sextiles and trines). Under squares and oppositions, transit Pluto can bring incredible struggles for power, take away your control, strip you down and take away everything that isn't truly good for you, and bring the cold, hard truth and unleash the inner demons. With conjunctions, it can go either way, though you often have more room for taking control.
Saturn Conjunct Pluto Astrology
In the natal chart, Saturn conjunct Pluto gives you intense discipline and an incredibly strong will. Saturn conjunct Pluto people are not people who back down, and shouldn't be messed with. Even when they're defeated, they'll find a way to come back bigger, stronger, faster, wiser, unstoppable.
In transit, Saturn conjunct Pluto brings intense grit and determination, stamina and focus, discipline and passion for all of us. This energy needs something to focus on though, otherwise we can become too intense, too disciplined, and hold ourselves back or feel restricted, and lash out or become self-destructive.
Saturn-Pluto Conjunction of 2020
The Saturn-Pluto conjunction of 2020 occurs on January 12th 2020 at 11:59AM ET (8:59AM PT), and is at 22 degrees 46 minutes of Capricorn. Mercury and the Sun are also conjunct the two planets (Mercury on the 12th, the Sun on the 13th) at 22 degrees Capricorn, so we've got 4 planets super close together! The Sun shines a light on the energy while Mercury helps with focus and ideas for how to use it.
In Capricorn, this focuses on goals, ambitions, and direction. Work on long-term plans for your goals, do things the right way and for the right reasons so you can make progress, and lay a solid foundation for the rest of the year. Look at things long-term, and take control of your passion. There is very little that we can't do if we put our minds to it under this energy!
Focus on the areas of life ruled by the house the conjunction will occur in your natal chart (where 22 degrees Capricorn falls). You can also consider aspects the conjunction will make to your natal and progressed charts. The major aspects are 19 - 25 degrees of:
Capricorn - conjunction
Scorpio, Pisces - sextiles
Aries, Libra - square
Taurus, Virgo - trine
Cancer - opposition
And minor aspects are 21 - 23 degrees of:
Sagittarius, Aquarius - semisextile
Gemini, Leo - quincunx
If the conjunction is making a positive aspect for you (sextile, semisextile, trine), this is a great opportunity for you to make progress, achieve, and feel in control. Make the most of that, for sure! If the conjunction is making a hard aspect for you (square, quincunx, opposition), there may be challenges that you have to meet, blocks you have to overcome, and responsibilities you have to tend to. Do things right, even when it feels incredibly difficult, and you can come out of the energy in better shape.
If the conjunction is conjunct anything for you, this is big energy for whatever that planet/point rules! Take control, find power, transform, be disciplined, be focused, make plans. It may feel like really intense, even overwhelming energy, but this may be one of the most important times in your life for that planet/point. Be mindful!
Also note that this is the only time Saturn and Pluto will conjunct. Just one hit! Jupiter and Pluto will conjunct 3 times (in April, June, and November). So don't miss this one!
Suggested Reading: Natal Saturn & Natal Pluto pages for general interpretations
A new year! The start of 2020 will bring with it the first eclipse for the year, a lunar eclipse in Cancer (and the first of 4 lunar eclipses for 2020, it's a big lunar eclipse year!), and a new moon in Aquarius. Go!
What is a new moon?
A new moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact same position in the Zodiac (called a conjunction). New moons are related to beginnings, have high energy, and are enthusiastic.
What is a lunar eclipse?
A lunar eclipse occurs with a full moon, which is when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact opposite positions in the Zodiac (called an opposition). It's an eclipse when it's within 18 1/2 degrees of the lunar nodes. Lunar eclipses are related to endings, culminations, and are emotional energy. Big developments and intense emotions can be prevalent with lunar eclipses.
Lunar Eclipse in Cancer: January 10th 2020 (2:21PM ET)
2020 is a big lunar eclipse year with 4 of them, and it starts right away with a lunar eclipse in water sign Cancer. This can bring out supreme emotional energy as Cancer is the sign of emotion, and lunar eclipse are highly emotional. Put them together, and feeling rule the day! This can help to drive us, and we can use our emotions to motivate us to take action. But it can also deter us, getting us off track if we're too upset and caught up in that. So we do have to get some control over it, which may not be easy.
Cancer rules the home and family, so we may finalize projects at home, finish plans for family events and gatherings, complete a move or real estate transaction, and can generally be more concerned with matters at home and with family. We may want to spend more time with the people we think of as family, and get more support from them emotionally. We all may be in need of some emotional support, and a strong support system can do a lot of good.
Cancer is the very bottom of the chart, so we may be focused on something internally, at the core. We may want to strengthen the foundation of something that we feel is shaky, and shaky foundations can feel a lot stronger with this eclipse. Personally, you may feel this with the areas of life ruled by the house this eclipse occurs in, and the foundation requires your attention.
In mundane astrology, Cancer rules not just our personal home but also our homeland, and we may focus on issues within our countries and societies. We have to work on being more objective though, as being subjective can cause problems. Look outside of yourself and see what else is going on in the world.
For positive energy, the lunar eclipse is sextile (positive aspect, two signs away) transit Neptune in Pisces. This increases compassionate energy so we can be gentler with one another, and increases intuition and spiritual energy. This can help guide us through the emotional terrain.
For hard energy, this eclipse is opposite transit Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn. We've got that big Capricorn energy as the new year starts, and this eclipse is at odds with it. We may be sparring over ideas and plans, over responsibilities and duties, over power and control. We have to control our mental energy, exercise discipline, and work on positive transformations. This isn't an easy eclipse! And we're likely going to need a to find some space, some room to breathe, otherwise we may feel the emotional weight of it all.
The lunar eclipse occurs at 20 degrees 0 minutes Cancer. The aspects this lunar eclipse makes are:
Conjunction: 15 degrees 0 minutes - 25 degrees 0 minutes Cancer
Semisextile: 18 degrees 0 minutes - 22 degrees 0 minutes Gemini or Leo
Sextile: 15 degrees 0 minutes - 25 degrees 0 minutes Taurus or Virgo
Square: 15 degrees 0 minutes - 25 degrees 0 minutes Aries or Libra
Trine: 15 degrees 0 minutes - 25 degrees 0 minutes Scorpio or Pisces
Quincunx: 18 degrees 0 minutes - 22 degrees 0 minutes Sagittarius or Aquarius
Opposition: 15 degrees 0 minutes - 25 degrees 0 minutes Capricorn
New Moon in Aquarius: January 24th 2020 (4:42PM ET)
With the new moon in Aquarius, this is an excellent time to focus on the future, something Aquarius rules. We're at the start of a new year, so we can think about where we're going, what we want to be doing, and what we hope for. We can feel more hopeful in general, and seize opportunities to pursue dreams.
We can feel independent and willing to do things in new, different ways. Aquarius is the unconventional sign, after all! So we may break from tradition and feel like trying out something we never have before. It may be totally weird, but that's alright with Aquarius! We want to embrace what's different, and our own individuality. We can encourage everyone to be true to themselves, to be authentically unique, and feel comfortable with the quirks and eccentricities we all have.
Aquarius governs change, so we may want to make new changes, and can feel more willing to change the status quo. This can be a great time to start focusing on change that can lead to more opportunities for the future down the road, and we can feel more comfortable with the changes we pursue. You might make changes yourself in the areas of life ruled by the house this new moon occurs in your natal chart, and you can work more independently and unconventionally.
This new moon is square (hard aspect, three signs away) transit Uranus in earth sign Taurus. Uranus is the natural ruler of Aquarius, so we may have to be more mindful of the changes that we're working on, of the ways we're being independent, and of the dreams we want to pursue. We need to think things through, and make sure we've done our homework and aren't acting impulsively. We need to consider others, and not just go it alone. We're all in this together!
The new moon occurs at 4 degrees 21 minutes Aquarius. The major aspects this new moon makes are
Conjunction: 2 degrees 21 minutes - 6 degrees 21 minutes Aquarius
Sextile: 2 degrees 21 minutes - 6 degrees 21 minutes Aries or Sagittarius
Square: 2 degrees 21 minutes - 6 degrees 21 minutes Taurus or Scorpio
Trine: 2 degrees 21 minutes - 6 degrees 21 minutes Gemini or Libra
Opposition: 2 degrees 21 minutes - 6 degrees 21 minutes Leo
Suggested Reading: New & Full Moons page for general interpretations
Tomorrow we'll experience Chiron direct, with Chiron ending its retrograde in Aries. Retrograde means that a planet or point appears to be moving backward through the Zodiac; it isn't actually moving backward, it just looks that way. Chiron has been retrograde since early July, so it's a period of about 5 months retrograde.
What does Chiron mean?
First of all, Chiron is called an asteroid in astrology. It's actually completely and totally up for debate what exactly Chiron is (asteroid, comet, minor planet - and astronomers think astrologers are tipsy!). But as far as astrology goes, it's considered an asteroid.
Chiron is dubbed the "wounded healer", and is associated with our greatest wounds and how we can heal from them. The sign and house placement of your natal Chiron can show how this works for you. Your greatest wounds in life will likely be tied to Chiron is some way, and the way to heal from them can also be understood through Chiron.
Chiron can bring a lot of maturity and wisdom, and a quiet strength and power within once you've healed and grown; I also find Chiron is often tied to mysticism and spirituality (many highly spiritual types have a strong natal Chiron), and to your health (the ones you're susceptible to in the natal chart, and ones that can come about in transit).
Is Chiron important in astrology?
Of course! Though Chiron may be more important for you personally if conjunct (aligned with) one of your natal planets (particularly the personal planets - Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars) or one of your angles (Ascendant, Imum Coeli, Descendant, Midheaven). Then you're going to feel Chiron suuuper strong in your life, and healing is even more important for you.
But for all of us, Chiron can be important. Understanding what your greatest wounds are, how they've impacted you, how best to heal from them, and how to protect yourself from future wounding - that sounds pretty important! And Chiron transits are absolutely important for all of us, even if your natal Chiron isn't prominent. Transit Chiron can aspect any part of your chart, and make the energy of Chiron super important for the time it's active for you.
You may want to check out this article about transit Chiron aspects if you've got some transit Chiron aspects going on.
Chiron Astrology 2019
So, let's get to the technical stuff. Chiron direct occurs tomorrow with Chiron at 1 degree 26 minutes in the sign of Aries. Chiron retrograde started in July at 5 degrees 56 minutes Aries, so Chiron has moved about 4 1/2 degrees during this retrograde period early in the sign of Aries.
If you have planets or points between 1 and 5 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn, Chiron has made a hard aspect to that planet/point (so if you've been extra sensitive, extra tired, or extra reflective, this may be way); if your planet is in Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius, or Aquarius, Chiron has made an easy aspect to that planet/point (increasing your intuition and healing abilities).
Chiron direct occurs with Chiron square (hard aspect, 3 signs away) Jupiter in Capricorn and trine (positive aspect, 4 signs away) Mercury in Sagittarius. The square to Jupiter means we may lack motivation to deal with wounds and healing, and have to force ourselves to get moving with anything that is causing problems, otherwise they may expand and get worse. The trine to Mercury means we can come up with plans for healing, and can focus on healing of the mind.
Chiron is currently stationing, which means its hovering in the same position. This occurs whenever anything turns retrograde or direct since it has to slow down to change its motion. Chiron started stationing 2 days ago on December 9th, and will remain stationing until December 17th.
While stationing, we may feel like we're going very slowly with healing, like we're not moving in any real direction for a little while. We may have difficulty figuring out what we should do about wounds and problems, and can get a little stuck before energy starts picking up again. Be considerate of others and take care of yourself!
Suggested Reading: Prominent Natal Chiron
Saturn Conjunct Pluto 2020
Mercury Retrograde in Pisces & Aquarius: February - March 2020
February 2020 New & Full Moons
January 2020 New & Full Moons
Jupiter in Capricorn: December 2019 - December 2020
Saturn in Capricorn: December 2017 - March 2020, July - December 2020
Uranus in Taurus: May - November 2018, March 2019 - July 2025, November 2025 - April 2026