Heather Roan-Rob­bins

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This week we ask the ground­hog whether spring will come soon, in a rem­nant of old tra­di­tions of tak­ing an­i­mal au­guries half­way through win­ter. Let’s do our own ver­sion of this and ob­serve our an­i­mal friends— we could use any ex­tra wis­dom they choose to im­part.

The sun in Aquarius, a sign of the col­lec­tive con­scious­ness, re­minds us that we han­dle chal­lenge best when we work to­gether. Let’s take this Aquar­ian les­son to heart and col­lab­o­rate when the go­ing gets tough, be­cause our se­cu­rity may be shaken and the way ahead can feel like a long, hard road.

Life is chal­leng­ing as we’re called out of our com­fort zones. We may be forced to take a deep look at our­selves and those around us as the sun op­poses Mars and Saturn moves into ex­act square with Pluto this week.

This Saturn-Pluto square came into range last Novem­ber. We ex­pe­ri­enced some fun­da­men­tal chal­lenges the last time th­ese two squared in 1993 and again as they op­posed one an­other in 2001— both years in which the­World Trade Cen­ter was at­tacked.

Th­ese two square off about ev­ery nine years, shak­ing up our foun­da­tions and ask­ing us to re-ex­am­ine how we use and abuse power, whether po­lit­i­cal, per­sonal, or elec­tri­cal. Rather than con­tinue the cy­cle of ret­ri­bu­tion, Saturn de­mands that we do the right thing by all in­volved in or­der to es­tab­lish real se­cu­rity.

Th­ese as­pects prune away our ex­cess bag­gage. We’re gear­ing up for a new step, so take a deep breath and get ready to leave the com­fort zone be­hind. Fri­day, Jan. 29: Watch an ex­plo­sive fit mid­day as the sun op­poses Mars; gen­eros­ity abounds when we see past our own agenda, but we need to check in with our­selves first. Tonight, find some­thing to cel­e­brate un­der a full Leo moon. Satur­day, Jan. 30: Re­la­tion­ships can feel big-hearted but volatile this morn­ing. If our needs col­lide, it’s hard to be as gen­er­ous. Be mag­nan­i­mous to break the bot­tle­neck. We re­sist re­straint this af­ter­noon and deal with tech­ni­cal prob­lems or ac­ci­den­tal con­di­tions as Mars nudges Uranus; play it cool. Sun­day, Jan. 31: Our bodies res­onate; be nur­tur­ing and pro­mote a health­ier world as the moon en­ters Virgo. Look for prob­lems in food sources or food dis­tri­bu­tion. Ask if crit­i­cism is true or just a way to ex­press dis­con­tent. Mon­day, Feb. 1: Let’s not be hard on our­selves. We may have a lot to as­sim­i­late as Mer­cury chal­lenges Jupiter and the moon op­poses Uranus; breath­ing helps. Use the sym­pa­thetic side of Virgo to re­lieve self­con­scious­ness; release the crit­i­cal voice and fix what needs fix­ing. Be sup­port­ive to loved ones and let the rest of the world sand down the sharp edges. Tues­day, Feb. 2: We try to fig­ure out what’s fair as the Libra moon con­juncts Saturn. A few chal­leng­ing as­pects to Venus test this and in­crease our long­ing for what’s miss­ing or what could be. We can be there for one an­other. The af­ter­noon is heavy-hearted as ter­ri­to­ri­al­ity or jeal­ousy tugs at us. Wed­nes­day, Feb. 3: Get the groove go­ing; learn how to work with one an­other. Pro­mote, of­fer pro­pos­als, im­prove team com­mu­ni­ca­tions, and co­or­di­nate. The evening is so­cia­ble, though moody clouds be­gin to darken the hori­zon. Thurs­day, Feb. 4: Fo­cus this morn­ing and then hun­ker down for a few days of surly back­lash as the Scorpio moon brings out the naysay­ers and crit­ics. We may need to look un­der a rock or face a tough truth to take the next step. Fears of loss or dearth make us less for­giv­ing. Let it go and put that men­tal fix­a­tion on a new goal in­stead. Liv­ing well is the best re­venge.

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