Leo Gibbous Moon
—February 15

Sophisticated alchemical potentials are abound…

The definition of alchemy describes the process of transmutation—it’s the transmuting of a common substance, typically of little value, into a substance of great value.

Where, in your reality, can you utilize the process of transmutation?

Aspects are exacting as others continue to build—the current planetary movements are orchestrating potentials of phenomenological proportion… (re)beginnings are occurring in all directions, in countless ways—it’s as if our imaginations are being challenged to be as realistically audacious as we can manage… though today may find a way to remind us where our limitations are, or where they remain, or where we left them in the first place.

These limitations, then—are these an illusion? 

Today’s boisterously emboldened moon illuminates the sun exacting its square to the Nodes as it applies the same to be exact tomorrow morning, hours before becoming exactly full.

This squaring solar/Nodal relationship describes the resemblance of a last quarter square as the last time the sun connected to the Nodes was back in November, in conjunction to the South Node at 1°42′ Sagittarius, in opposition to the North Node, which was the resemblance of a full moon event… (the first quarter square was back in late August, when the sun was in Virgo; the new moon resemblance of these connections was on June 1st when the sun was in conjunction to the North Node, in Gemini.)

The sun will connect to the North Node in conjunction again, to begin a new nodal narrative, on May 12th at 22°31′ Taurus.

But for now, the nodal directionality being conjured describes the reality of “energy [being] stored in everything… that many things we may think are of no real value can be helpful on an entirely different level…”

Sophisticated alchemical potentials y’all.

Back to the moon, what’s significant for today is the lunarly illuminations between a square to Uranus and an opposition to Saturn, reminding us, yet again, as mentioned above—as it will on a monthly/weekly basis throughout the entirety of the year*, that we are personally responsible to be accountable for our own destiny, and our own experiences of happiness. 

And this, again, to refer back to the beginning, is the force beneath, behind, and in between the sophisticated alchemical potentials abound.

These degrees, between the two lunarly aspects, associate with ‘squarely facing the fundamental realities of the world and of one’s own state of being, tackling serious problems, and breaking down the elements of something…’ bringing to mind, again—are some of your limitations of your own making?—sometimes we do this unconsciously…

Are you able to take any of your limitations and transmute these into opportunities, or even eventual circumstantial freedoms?

And finally, Venus and Mars will meet together in their first conjunction, exactly, tomorrow morning at 16°54′ Capricorn. They will meet again, exactly—after moving in tandem through degree each day—on March 5th at 29°58′ Capricorn, in conjunction to Pluto by two degrees, at 27°54′, and the moon will illuminate this conjunction by square from Aries.

❝‘What’s the world’s greatest lie?’ the boy asked, ‘it’s this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate…’ That’s the world’s greatest lie.❞
——Paulo Coehlo

🖋️ by Jamie James ©2022; 📷 by @residues.of.thoughts

*each week the moon will illuminate both Uranus and Saturn by aspect of conjunction, square, or opposition from the fixed energies of Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius, and Taurus

Goldsmith, M. “The Zodiac by Degrees.” Weiser Books; ©2004.
Hill, L. “360 Degrees of Wisdom.” A Plume Book; ©2004.
Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973.

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