The Daily Astro for February 28, 2012
The Moon is in Taurus until 10:27 PM EST, when it enters Gemini. The Sun sextile Pluto in Gemini is useful for research, investigation, and getting to the bottom of situations that we may have been puzzling over for some time. A Moon/Mercury sextile helps us communicate our needs in advance of the Moon moving into Gemini this evening. Tonight you may be tempted to burn the midnight oil reading, writing, or chatting with others. A few stress aspects today may make us feel we don’t really understand our partners (or other people in general) at all; just remember that honest communication is the only way to go. Don’t play games or dance around things today–the Moon’s in Taurus until later on, so people are looking for solid answers and reassurance.
Sabian Symbol for today’s Sun: “An aviator in the clouds.”
Kozminsky Symbol for today’s Sun: “A man sweeping together quicksilver which has fallen from a dish and has scattered in all directions .”
The Keyword for today’s Sabian Symbol is “Observation ” and for the Kozminsky Symbol the Keyword is “ Teaching ”.
Today’s Symbols both emphasize the air element–appropriate, as the Moon shifts to Gemini late today. And the elusive “quicksilver” (an element) referred to in the Kozminsky symbol is mercury. Mercury (the planet) rules Gemini! Also note that the tarot cards for today are both Swords (the Air element). Both Symbols highlight movement, and speed. Both speak of quick thinking employing mental agility in order to negotiate and take advantage of a constantly changing situation. These images relate to the power of the mind to take us to new heights. They also warn us that we need to concentrate and avoid scattering our mental energies, or using idle thoughts and worries against ourselves.
Born on February 28:
Elizabeth II (Bohemia), Michel de Montaigne, Robert Haldane, John Tenniel, Vaslav Nijinsky, Molly Picon, Linus Pauling, Vicente Minelli, Billie Bird, Zero Mostel, Charles Durning, Svetlana Alliluyeva (Stalin’s daughter), John Turturro, Dorothy Stratten, Rae Dawn Chong, Robert Sean Leonard, Rory Cochrane, Ben Hecht (“Front Page”), Stephen Spender, “Bugsy” Siegel, Milton Caniff (cartoonist), Donnie Iris (plays that funky music), Frank Gehry, Gavin Mc Leod (Love Boat captain), Tommy Tune, Mario Andretti (drives real fast), Joe South, Brian Jones, Bernadette Peters, Mike Figgis, Mercedes Ruehl, Paul Krugman, Gilbert Gottfried, Cindy Wilson (B 52s), Eric Lindros, Richard Ramirez (The “Night Stalker”), Robin Cook, Clara Petacci (Mussolini’s mistress), Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, Alexi Petrovich (Tsarevich of Russia), Maurice Renard.
Tarot Enhancer/Antidote: 7 of Swords/ 2 of Swords
In line with today’s Gemini Moon and the Air energy of the Symbols, this combo tells us to stay on top of our thought patterns and not deploy them against ourselves or undermine or undercut ourselves. It can indicate “outsmarting” ourselves or others to our own detriment, or making things convoluted when we really need to cut through to essentials and attain clarity.