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Astrology in the Sky Feb 2011 February 4, 2011

Posted by Kerry in Astrology, Astronomy.
News from the Stars

Time Zone AEST

3rd Feb New Moon in Aquarius at 1.30pm

4th Feb Venus enters Capricorn

4th Feb Mercury enters Aquarius

18th Full Moon in Leo at 7.30pm

19th Feb Sun enters Pisces

22nd Mercury enters Pisces

23rd Feb Mars enters Pisces

26th Feb Jupiter square Pluto

What’s that in the sky?

For all you night owls

Jupiter, the brightest star you see low on the western horizon in the evening, will follow the sun and be gone by the time we are tucked up in bed.

Face north and look up and spot the beautiful cluster of stars know as the Seven Sisters, or Pleiades.  They are in the shoulder of Taurus the bull, and they will gradually move east through the month. A bright star called Aldebaran, the eye of the bull, in above and to the right of Pleiades. Look further right, further than you expect, and you will see another two bright stars which are the horns of the Bull.  Yes, it does mean he is upside down to our perspective. The Moon will be between his horns on Feb 13th.  The bull is important to ancient mythology and is a worthy creature to take up so much of the night sky.

For all you early birds

If you must be up at an early hour then cheer yourself up by looking for Venus, the glorious morning star rising early in the east. She is in the middle of the dramatic milky way. Look higher for the elegant curve of the scorpion’s tail. Saturn, the creamy colored planet, is high overhead although it will be difficult to pick him out from the backdrop of stars.

Enjoy the Stars, admire their beauty and say hello to them all.