This week we see the first quarter moon in Taurus. And Mercury goes direct.
Thursday, Feb. 3: Here on the east coast of North America, Mercury appears to go direct at 11:12 tonight when it’s already Friday in London and almost Saturday in Australia. Still, the full effect of Mercury turning from retrograde to direct may take a couple of days, so be patient when the wi-fi connection fails. It was Feb. 3, 1959, that a plane crash took the lives of Buddy Holly, J.P. Richardson and Ritchie Valens, a tragedy immortalized by Don McLean in his classic song “American Pie,” about “the day the music died.”
Friday, Feb. 4: Two big connections in the sky as we see Mars get a positive bump from Jupiter, and health and work matters improve while the sun moves to the same spot in Aquarius as Saturn, bringing a serious edge to life. This is a serious edge, which can bring good fortune if dealt with honestly. Facebook was “born” on this day in 2004 in founder Mark Zuckerberg's dorm at Harvard.
Saturday, Feb. 5: The moon is in Aries all day and is in an argumentative mood with Venus. And with Mars. And even with Saturn. Remember to breathe. It was one year ago today that we said goodbye to Christopher Plummer, most famous for his role as Capt. Georg Johannes von Trapp in “The Sound of Music.”
Sunday, Feb. 6: Divide today into two parts. This morning it’s all fiery arguments. Tonight may seem aimless, but easier. “You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feeling” by the Righteous Brothers was Number One on Billboard on Feb. 6, 1965.
Monday, Feb. 7: With Venus and Mars together in Capricorn and the moon in Taurus, it’s a perfect day for sexy generosity and lots of love. Happy birthday to two-time NBA MVP, Steve Nash. Born in South Africa, raised in Canada, he played for many years as a point guard for the Phoenix Suns.
Tuesday, Feb 8: Today is the first quarter moon in Taurus, a day to review our lists of “wants,” especially for things that can be accomplished over the next few weeks. A surprise puts a smile on many faces. It was Feb. 8, 1928, that Disney Brothers Cartoon Studios became Walt Disney Studios.
Wednesday, Feb. 9: Powerful, firm and calm is this day of spiritual awareness thanks to the moon conjunct with its own north node. Today, we get to find out where our life is really headed. And it was Sunday, Feb. 9, 1964, that the Beatles first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. The audience approached 80 million viewers.
Bill Auchterlonie’s podcast “Looking up to the Stars” is at www.lutts.ca.