The Septile Circular: February 2021

It's the beginning of Year Two for the Septile Circular! Much as there are some bubbling growth spurts for the blog in the works (the sidebar's just been refreshed in a minor update, for instance), keep your eyes peeled a month or two down the road: I had an idea at the outset of this monthly for a way to make it true to its name and am doing some back-end work now which may allow it to become a reality.

February's septile weather is somewhat low-key. With Mercury retrograde, the speedster doesn't get to lend his imprimatur much to these messages from beyond. Instead, as is fit for a month in which Valentine's Day situates, Venus takes the lead. (and here I should note, the times in the tables below are moments of exactness but with Venus' speed the aspects will be in-orb for a day on either side)

Apple and Inspiration

From the moment she ingresses into Aquarius on the 1st, where as dispositor she makes a biseptile to Mars to tell him what's-what, Venus dances with 7 other objects through the end of the month, including both lunar nodes. Though she travels through detached Aquarius, with a hint of softer exalted Pisces at the end, she provides opportunities to know more clearly yourself in relation to community. She will speak to your drive, your commitment and steadiness, where you're going and where you're coming from. Her whispers of intuition and synchronicity will be moments where your heart opens with a sense of beauty or warmth or fellowship, or where its tenderness may be tested. If you take the time to recognize what it is when it happens, make sure to thank her: the awareness imparted is her gift. Just as Venus arises in the recognition of worth, be it plum, plume, peplum or person, and the mutuality of I-Thou, so too does Venus Ourania arise in interaction with you through these little divine wormholes (as do the other divine spirits as well). Wonder, joy, awe, gratitude: these nurture further connection, and re-enchantment.

Venus may make her mark this month, but Luna will as well. Inspirational lunar septile cascades crest like Kastalia's stream down from Parnassus on the 2nd, 14th and 23rd of the month. Carry a notebook, you'll be alight with insights burbling through.

The Big Ones

And, while I may actually prefer days with lunar cascades to heavier aspects —the subtlety of their constant intuitions can build to a joy which carries through with new developments over the day— if there's a particular red-letter day in February it would be the 24th. In addition to the Mars-Pluto trine, we get a double-shot of Jupiter reaching the waning septile to Chiron, while the South Node sends opening signals to Saturn. 

The relation of half-brothers Jupiter and Chiron, with Saturnian overtones, speaks to the closing of a cycle of woundedness, grace and teaching. The cycle, which began in 2009, imparts a final lesson before release. When it renews in 2023, it will mark the development to a fresh level of mastery, and its attendant obligations to share your wisdom with others. With the waning septile, you can review the past and then set an intention to seed the next cycle.

South Node to Saturn as the opening septile of the cycle... I want to say this is a double- or triple-dose of Saturn, with Saturn in home sign Aquarius connected to the lunar node with the nature of Saturn (at least according to the ancients). But I have cause to wonder on that because the ancients seem especially materialistic in assigning increase-producing Jupiter to the North Node, which node also concerns the grounding and embodiment of the divine. Why not assign Saturn, the earthiest of classical planets, to the matter-incarnating North Node and spiritual high-minded Jupiter to the gateway-to-the-divine South Node? In either case, the cycle began at 14° Capricorn (antiscia the current SN) in late September 2019, will complete in 2030 at the degree of our most-recent (North Node) lunar eclipse (8° Gemini), and here we have an exalted South Node in Sagittarius. The cycle in general speaks to a gradual maturation/letting go of baby fat, culminating in a secondary release in the theme of the lunar eclipse. With the opening septile from Sag to Aquarius, this will be a prolonged, under-the-radar intuition on matters of old ideals and philosophies withering in the wake of all that Saturn does this year, with the added grace of a direct gateway to Source to provide strong guidance in the early stages of maturation. This is a stop at Yoda's hut before taking on the Death Star.

Jupiter-Chiron will be active at least a week before and after the point of exactitude. South Node-Saturn will come in-orb a week prior and fade after half a week. Toss in the Sun-North Node biseptile two days earlier on the 22nd and it's clear that the post-Merc Rx, post-Saturn-square-Uranus week is where we'll find our biggest inspirations.

The Pattern

That said, while stand-alone aspects can hog the limelight, this can mask a picture of ongoing patterns hovering just-out-of-reach of perfection. I've noticed when scheduling the Septile Pings for the month that every few days the Moon will make a minor cascade through the same set of planets and asteroids: Saturn in Aquarius, Ceres in Pisces (and Aries), Mars in Taurus, and occasionally Juno (and the South Node) in Sagittarius. What begins with dueling septiles then begins to bind with biseptile outreach to create Eye patterns (little triangles), first one side strong, then a Basket of septiles created with a triseptile across the objects' hemisphere, then the first Eye fades for its opposite number. 

It's a little bit of an odd set to sit around the table. With Mars having moved past Uranus, these energies play to Saturn's side of his square to Uranus mid-month, even as everything in Aquarius feeds back to Uranus. Saturn in Aquarius represents multi-partite, non-centralized, technocratic, and, to an extent, impersonal institutions and structures: both corporate boards AND unions, plus all the rest of us isolated in lockdown. Not that it's saying much when Aquarius co-ruler Uranus in earthy Taurus flips those very same energies, albeit with a New Guard flavor to Saturn's Old Guard. Much like his previous pass through Taurus in the 1930s, however, our Uranus in Taurus may cultivate further need for unions or resource allocation, especially after his stint in Aries provided a backdrop to populist uprisings like the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, and Black Lives Matter. 

The first Eye to form comes from Saturn to Mars-Ceres starting about the 11th: what begins as a drive in need of fresh embodiment, with humanitarian backing from a mother anxious for her daughter to re-emerge, becomes co-opted by the establishment. It's the establishment and not the vanguard digging in to manifest its aims. By contrast, this month the Uranus-Pluto biseptile aspect, the next subtle step from their 7 squares that rocked the first half of the previous decade, remains weak, and won't begin to strengthen for its final perfection until March. Uranus gets no septile support.

Quickly thereafter on the 12th, Juno, committed to high ideals and philosophies, enters the frame, her septile to Saturn waning in favor of a triseptile to Mars. A day or two later the Mars-Ceres septile fades as the Jovian influence transfers completely to Juno and, on the 15th, the South Node to Saturn. The following day, the second Eye of Ceres-Saturn-South Node emerges, to consolidate its primacy in the skies by the 21st, just as Ceres ingresses into Aries. Quelle chance! Juno travels with the South Node: not only does this bestow grace and guidance, but commitment and partnership...to establishment types....who have an Eye in the sky, and a big crossing-the-Aries-Point Refresh right as Saturn-Uranus hits hard. 


TL;DR: Focus on the union struggles with Amazon. The tenor of this will characterize pretty much everything else. (but spare a peep for digital health passports, especially with the Sag influence) If politics is downstream from culture, and culture is downstream from ideaspace, then we're looking at the imaginal air that hovers around more mundane aspects.



Planetary Transits

Date Time (GMT) Aspect

February 1 14:17 Venus 00 aq 00 waning biseptile Mars 12 ta 52

February 2 23:54 Venus 01 aq 45 waning septile Ceres 23 pi 11

February 3 04:55 Sun 14 aq 34 waning septile Chiron 06 ar 00

February 4 01:13 Mercury 24 aq 42rx waxing triseptile Vesta 20 vi 25rx

February 5 00:07 Juno 14 sa 19 waning septile Saturn 05 aq 44

February 6 11:19 Venus 06 aq 07 waxing septile Juno 14 sa 41

February 8 16:10 Mars 16 ta 42 waxing septile Ceres 25 pi 16

February 9 04:51 Venus 09 aq 32 waxing septile South Node 18 sa 06rx

February 12 00:10 Sun 23 aq 29 waxing triseptile Vesta 19 vi 12rx

February 13 00:21 Mercury 15 aq 00rx waning septile Chiron 06 ar 26
14:03 Venus 15 aq 01 waning septile Chiron 06 ar 27
23:50 Mars 19 ta 39 waxing biseptile Saturn 06 aq 47

February 14 18:50 Vesta 18 vi 40rx waning triseptile Pallas 22 aq 57

February 16 16:24 Mars 21 ta 09 waxing triseptile South Node 16 sa 52rx

February 17 11:06 Mars 21 ta 35 waxing triseptile Juno 17 sa 18
15:40 Ceres 28 pi 38 waxing septile Saturn 07 aq 12

February 19 04:18 Venus 22 aq 01 waxing triseptile Vesta 17 vi 44rx

February 20 03:45 Ceres 29 pi 35 waxing biseptile South Node 16 sa 44
14:27 Sun 02 pi 10 waning septile Eris 23 ar 36

February 21 12:58 Mercury 11 aq 03rx waning biseptile Mars 23 ta 54

February 22 06:45 Sun 03 pi 51 waning biseptile North Node 16 ge 43rx

February 24 11:03 Jupiter 15 aq 34 waning septile Chiron 06 ar 59
12:39 South Node 16 sa 33rx waxing septile Saturn 07 aq 58

February 26 18:43 Juno 19 sa 16 waning biseptile Ceres 02 ar 07

February 27 07:53 Venus 02 pi 13 waning septile Eris 23 ar 39

February 28 00:10 Venus 03 pi 04 waning biseptile North Node 15 ge 55rx



Moon to Sun

Date   Time (GMT) Aspect
February 3 18:05 Moon 02 sc 16 waning biseptile Sun 15 aq 07
7 16:54 Moon 27 sa 42 waning septile Sun 19 aq 08
11 19:06 Moon 23 aq 16 conjunct Sun 23 aq 16
16 05:33 Moon 19 ar 10 waxing septile Sun 27 aq 45
20 23:03 Moon 15 ge 23 waxing biseptile Sun 02 pi 32
25 08:31 Moon 11 le 16 waxing triseptile Sun 06 pi 57



Moon to Mercury

Date   Time (GMT) Aspect
February 4 09:50 Moon 11 sc 32 waning biseptile Mercury 24 aq 24rx
7 19:56 Moon 29 sa 27 waning septile Mercury 20 aq 53rx
11 07:23 Moon 16 aq 47 conjunct Mercury 16 aq 48rx
15 00:58 Moon 04 ar 40 waxing septile Mercury 13 aq 14rx
19 04:03 Moon 24 ta 05 waxing biseptile Mercury 11 aq 14rx
23 09:47 Moon 15 cn 40 waxing triseptile Mercury 11 aq 20
27 07:54 Moon 08 vi 45 waning triseptile Mercury 13 aq 01



Moon to Venus

Date   Time (GMT) Aspect
February 2 19:01 Moon 18 li 39 waning biseptile Venus 01 aq 30
6 19:09 Moon 15 sa 05 waning septile Venus 06 aq 31
10 22:10 Moon 11 aq 41 conjunct Venus 11 aq 41
15 08:49 Moon 08 ar 40 waxing septile Venus 17 aq 15
20 04:29 Moon 06 ge 09 waxing biseptile Venus 23 aq 17
24 18:20 Moon 03 le 19 waxing triseptile Venus 29 aq 01
28 18:52 Moon 29 vi 46 waning triseptile Venus 04 pi 02



Moon to Mars

Date   Time (GMT) Aspect
February 2 17:30 Moon 17 li 45 waxing triseptile Mars 13 ta 28
6 12:31 Moon 11 sa 14 waning triseptile Mars 15 ta 31
10 09:52 Moon 04 aq 47 waning biseptile Mars 17 ta 39
14 13:04 Moon 28 pi 30 waning septile Mars 19 ta 57
19 00:47 Moon 22 ta 29 conjunct Mars 22 ta 29
23 11:19 Moon 16 cn 28 waxing septile Mars 25 ta 00
27 10:15 Moon 10 vi 09 waxing biseptile Mars 27 ta 16



Moon to Vesta

Date   Time (GMT) Aspect
February 4 10:16 Moon 11 sc 48 waxing septile Vesta 20 vi 22rx
8 01:35 Moon 02 cp 43 waxing biseptile Vesta 19 vi 52rx
11 19:33 Moon 23 aq 31 waxing triseptile Vesta 19 vi 14rx
15 19:37 Moon 14 ar 10 waning triseptile Vesta 18 vi 28rx
20 01:32 Moon 04 ge 41 waning biseptile Vesta 17 vi 32rx
24 03:29 Moon 25 cn 10 waning septile Vesta 16 vi 34rx
27 19:30 Moon 15 vi 40 conjunct Vesta 15 vi 39rx



Moon to Juno

Date   Time (GMT) Aspect
February 3 01:21 Moon 22 li 23 waning septile Juno 13 sa 49
6 18:35 Moon 14 sa 45 conjunct Juno 14 sa 46
10 14:01 Moon 07 aq 07 waxing septile Juno 15 sa 42
14 14:59 Moon 29 pi 29 waxing biseptile Juno 16 sa 40
18 23:41 Moon 21 ta 56 waxing triseptile Juno 17 sa 39
23 07:15 Moon 14 cn 18 waning triseptile Juno 18 sa 34
27 04:07 Moon 06 vi 30 waning biseptile Juno 19 sa 21



Moon to Ceres

Date   Time (GMT) Aspect
February 2 19:20 Moon 18 li 50 waning triseptile Ceres 23 pi 07
6 13:12 Moon 11 sa 37 waning biseptile Ceres 24 pi 29
10 09:18 Moon 04 aq 28 waning septile Ceres 25 pi 54
14 10:57 Moon 27 pi 24 conjunct Ceres 27 pi 26
18 20:49 Moon 20 ta 31 waxing septile Ceres 29 pi 06
23 06:00 Moon 13 cn 39 waxing biseptile Ceres 00 ar 46
27 04:15 Moon 06 vi 34 waxing triseptile Ceres 02 ar 17



Moon to Pallas

Date   Time (GMT) Aspect
February 4 01:12 Moon 06 sc 28 waning biseptile Pallas 19 aq 19
7 19:26 Moon 29 sa 10 waning septile Pallas 20 aq 36
11 16:37 Moon 21 aq 53 conjunct Pallas 21 aq 55
15 20:45 Moon 14 ar 44 waxing septile Pallas 23 aq 19
20 07:35 Moon 07 ge 41 waxing biseptile Pallas 24 aq 49
24 13:20 Moon 00 le 34 waxing triseptile Pallas 26 aq 14
28 08:04 Moon 23 vi 14 waning triseptile Pallas 27 aq 30



Moon to Jupiter

Date   Time (GMT) Aspect
February 3 10:28 Moon 27 li 46 waning biseptile Jupiter 10 aq 38
7 03:44 Moon 20 sa 05 waning septile Jupiter 11 aq 31
10 23:28 Moon 12 aq 25 conjunct Jupiter 12 aq 25
15 01:14 Moon 04 ar 48 waxing septile Jupiter 13 aq 22
19 10:30 Moon 27 ta 16 waxing biseptile Jupiter 14 aq 24
23 17:22 Moon 19 cn 42 waxing triseptile Jupiter 15 aq 24
27 13:23 Moon 12 vi 01 waning triseptile Jupiter 16 aq 16



Moon to NorthNode

Date   Time (GMT) Aspect
February 1 13:28 Moon 01 li 12 waxing biseptile North Node 18 ge 21rx
5 04:25 Moon 22 sc 27 waxing triseptile North Node 18 ge 10
8 20:57 Moon 13 cp 50 waning triseptile North Node 18 ge 08rx
12 16:05 Moon 04 pi 41 waning biseptile North Node 17 ge 34rx
16 18:02 Moon 25 ar 25 waning septile North Node 16 ge 52rx
21 01:44 Moon 16 ge 44 conjunct North Node 16 ge 44
25 02:36 Moon 07 le 55 waxing septile North Node 16 ge 28rx
28 17:02 Moon 28 vi 39 waxing biseptile North Node 15 ge 47rx



Moon to SouthNode

Date   Time (GMT) Aspect
February 3 08:47 Moon 26 li 46 waning septile South Node 18 sa 12rx
7 00:29 Moon 18 sa 11 conjunct South Node 18 sa 11
10 17:59 Moon 09 aq 20 waxing septile South Node 17 sa 55rx
14 15:58 Moon 00 ar 00 waxing biseptile South Node 17 sa 10rx
18 21:50 Moon 21 ta 01 waxing triseptile South Node 16 sa 44rx
23 03:41 Moon 12 cn 24 waning triseptile South Node 16 sa 41rx
26 22:42 Moon 03 vi 17 waning biseptile South Node 16 sa 08rx



Moon to Saturn

Date   Time (GMT) Aspect
February 3 01:48 Moon 22 li 39 waning biseptile Saturn 05 aq 31
6 18:10 Moon 14 sa 31 waning septile Saturn 05 aq 57
10 12:42 Moon 06 aq 22 conjunct Saturn 06 aq 23
14 12:35 Moon 28 pi 15 waxing septile Saturn 06 aq 51
18 20:09 Moon 20 ta 12 waxing biseptile Saturn 07 aq 20
23 03:08 Moon 12 cn 07 waxing triseptile Saturn 07 aq 49
26 23:51 Moon 03 vi 57 waning triseptile Saturn 08 aq 15



Moon to Chiron

Date   Time (GMT) Aspect
February 3 17:11 Moon 01 sc 44 waning triseptile Chiron 06 ar 01
7 09:19 Moon 23 sa 18 waning biseptile Chiron 06 ar 10
11 03:58 Moon 14 aq 54 waning septile Chiron 06 ar 20
15 04:36 Moon 06 ar 31 conjunct Chiron 06 ar 32
19 12:21 Moon 28 ta 11 waxing septile Chiron 06 ar 44
23 17:37 Moon 19 cn 50 waxing biseptile Chiron 06 ar 57
27 12:28 Moon 11 vi 28 waxing triseptile Chiron 07 ar 09



Moon to Uranus

Date   Time (GMT) Aspect
February 2 06:20 Moon 11 li 09 waxing triseptile Uranus 06 ta 52
5 21:49 Moon 02 sa 39 waning triseptile Uranus 06 ta 56
9 15:02 Moon 24 cp 08 waning biseptile Uranus 07 ta 01
13 12:35 Moon 15 pi 39 waning septile Uranus 07 ta 06
17 17:48 Moon 07 ta 13 conjunct Uranus 07 ta 13
22 01:30 Moon 28 ge 47 waxing septile Uranus 07 ta 21
26 00:30 Moon 20 le 21 waxing biseptile Uranus 07 ta 29



Moon to Neptune

Date   Time (GMT) Aspect
February 2 12:53 Moon 15 li 01 waning triseptile Neptune 19 pi 19
6 04:32 Moon 06 sa 34 waning biseptile Neptune 19 pi 26
9 22:02 Moon 28 cp 07 waning septile Neptune 19 pi 33
13 20:11 Moon 19 pi 41 conjunct Neptune 19 pi 42
18 02:01 Moon 11 ta 16 waxing septile Neptune 19 pi 51
22 09:25 Moon 02 cn 53 waxing biseptile Neptune 20 pi 00
26 07:34 Moon 24 le 28 waxing triseptile Neptune 20 pi 09



Moon to Pluto

Date   Time (GMT) Aspect
February 2 08:25 Moon 12 li 23 waning biseptile Pluto 25 cp 15
6 00:00 Moon 03 sa 56 waning septile Pluto 25 cp 22
9 17:22 Moon 25 cp 28 conjunct Pluto 25 cp 29
13 15:08 Moon 17 pi 00 waxing septile Pluto 25 cp 36
17 20:32 Moon 08 ta 34 waxing biseptile Pluto 25 cp 43
22 04:07 Moon 00 cn 08 waxing triseptile Pluto 25 cp 50
26 02:47 Moon 21 le 40 waning triseptile Pluto 25 cp 57



Moon to Eris

Date   Time (GMT) Aspect
February 1 07:38 Moon 27 vi 47 waxing triseptile Eris 23 ar 29
4 22:53 Moon 19 sc 13 waning triseptile Eris 23 ar 30
8 15:24 Moon 10 cp 39 waning biseptile Eris 23 ar 31
12 11:17 Moon 02 pi 05 waning septile Eris 23 ar 32
16 14:17 Moon 23 ar 33 conjunct Eris 23 ar 34
20 22:20 Moon 15 ge 02 waxing septile Eris 23 ar 36
25 00:05 Moon 06 le 29 waxing biseptile Eris 23 ar 38
28 15:53 Moon 27 vi 57 waxing triseptile Eris 23 ar 39

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