Forty years ago, the intuitive words of a song, brought the dawning of the new age into our collective awareness:

When the Moon is in the seventh house
and Jupiter aligns with Mars.
Then love will rule the planets
and peace will steer the stars

Jupiter (the planet of luck & expansion) /Mars (the planet of passion)/& the North Node (denoting higher purpose) will be in alignment in Aquarius in February of 2009.

The entire aspect goes from February 4th-March 4th, but Feb 16th-Feb 17th is the highpoint of this aspect.

The Moon travels through Libra from Feb 12th, 2009 (2:10am)... til' Feb 14th, 2009 (6:50am). This is a good 2 day chunk. Being that Libra is associated with the 7th House of Partnerships & Relationships...our song plays out a little on these days, but the time that seems to reflect the meaning of our song best is actually on February 16th & February 17th... "President's Day" & the day after... (when Jupiter, Mars, & the North Node all exactly conjunct at 9 and 10 degrees of Aquarius).

On Feb 16th, the Moon will be (in Scorpio) in the 7th House of Partnerships, Relationships, & Balance from 9:18am-10:54am (PST). The epic Aquarian conjunction will simultaneously be happening.
The Aquarian alignment continues into Feb 17th. On that day, the Moon will be (in Sagittarius) in the 7th House from 10:00am-11:35am.

We also have the Sun & Neptune making a conjunction in Aquarius in these days. That conjunction is exact on Feb 12th & 13th, but it lasts throughout the month as well. Neptune here emphasizes universal compassion, collective humanitarian movements, and the co-creation of social justice.

With so many planetary energies in Aquarius, lore would suggest that we may be more in tune with a larger future vision of things. We get to have days of kooky possibility, dreamy vision, & the possibility for transcendental breakthroughs.

Venus in Aries energizes and empowers dynamic co-creativity.
Saturn (the great task master) in opposition to Uranus (the unexpected awakener) suggests an ongoing confrontation as we see unsustainable old paradigms reluctantly giving way to the untested hope of the new. Their placement in Virgo and Pisces brings practical altruism and visionary inspiration to the transition.

The last time there were this many planetary energies in Aquarius was in 1962.

In whatever way feels appropriate for you, contribute to energizing a wave of smart creativity & peaceful intention that will surge around the Earth in these days...& Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Author's Bio: 

Tricia Riel... “Trish” has a Bachelor's Degree from the Visual & Performing Arts School at Syracuse University in NY and a Masters Degree in Acting and Theatre Arts from Humboldt State University in CA. She has been a student of Astrology for over 25 years. She studied with Milo Kovar (of The Astro-Psychology Institute) & has had many other Astrological colleagues (Damun Gracenin, Howard Ludwig, & more). She has practiced as a Professional Astrologer for about 20 years, doing Astrological Charts for individuals & couples, being an Astrological Reader at Corporate Events, & also writing Astrological Poems for newborns. She has taught Astrology Classes since 1991 (in San Francisco, at River Spirit School of Natural Living, The Northern California Woman’s Herbal Symposium, & also at MoonRise Herbs in Arcata, CA).

“Trish” expresses her Astrological potentials in a number of ways. She juggles, works as a clown, a voice-over, a bodyworker, and an Astrologer. She is also the author of the kid's book, "Zephrum Gates & The Mysterious Purple Haze." She does contact improvisation, is a voice trickster, practices gymnastics, and does a variety of circus arts. She has a trapeze in her living room and she loves to work on films and travel internationally. She has the most amazing dog in the world, & she can also write while she sleeps.