is an Aquarian holiday; Aquarius loves ideas, and love is a great idea. But like all ideas, this can be a chance to express something we truly feel or an abstract concept that removes us from an authentic present.
Aquarius is not an expert on intimacy; it specializes in community, so let’s give ourselves the gift of altruism. Ask not what Valentine’s Day can do for you, but what you can do for Valentines’ Day— love the whole world and take the heat off personal dynamics.
We need to take our imagination somewhere wonderful, as it’s easy to feel vulnerable and oversensitive. Venus in Pisces and Mars in ignore-meif-you-dare Leo make it romantically unwise to space out on the usual rituals. A token without thought can trigger more loneliness for those in relationships; we want to feel seen and understood.
Those not paired up might consider gathering other non-partnered friends for fun or in compassionate action. If feelings of solitude arise, do a heartcentered meditation or dive into art. Everyone benefits from finding a way to be of service this weekend as the sun and Neptune conjunct under a dreamy moon, Venus, and Jupiter conjunction in Pisces.
This effusive Venus-Jupiter aspect can also irritate people who hold others responsible for their loneliness. Avoid difficult ex-partners and be wary of strangers throughout the week, but this tender time offers a chance to heal our misanthropic splinters if we treat all with loving-kindness.
Midweek, action and creativity can work together to improve our world as industrious Mars sextiles Saturn. The sun enters Pisces on Thursday and encourages us to review, renew, and prepare for the coming spring. Friday, Feb. 12: The morning is irritating and accident-prone as the Aquarius moon opposes Mars, but the day becomes smooth after midday adjustments. Mercury trines Saturn later, and conversations deepen. We have patience and foresight but are still focused on the far horizon. Process work issues. Saturday, Feb. 13: Opinions get us in trouble as Mercury opposes Mars; choose fights carefully. A wide-open, wandering afternoon encourages us to run with good ideas. Tonight we want to share a dream as the new moon conjuncts Neptune and Chiron: party, fundraise, and meditate. Sunday, Feb. 14: Make life a creative masterpiece as the moon, Venus, and Jupiter conjunct in Pisces. We can open our hearts more freely if expectations are low and gratitude is high. Evening can be expansive and philosophical as the moon conjuncts Jupiter. Monday, Feb. 15: Morning sloshes with emotion as Venus sextiles Pluto. Memories fly by like flashcards; observe and feel, but don’t hook into old stories. A steadying Mars-Saturn sextile can help us find terra firma in work. Delays may be fortunate. Tuesday, Feb. 16: Gears shift, edges sharpen, and speed increases as the moon conjuncts Uranus and then enters Aries. Our inner coyote wiggles out from under any expectations. There will be nervy acting out tonight as Mercury semisquares Uranus; consider all possibilities, but don’t believe extreme thoughts. Be cautious around sparks of all types. Wednesday, Feb. 17: If a tough night leaves us broody as the moon opposes Saturn and squares Pluto, we can pour that mood into unsavory chores and put it to good use. Avoid those looking for a fight. Energy flows better this afternoon— communication relieves blockages. Talk now; evening fogs out. Thursday, Feb. 18: We run hot and cold as the sun enters intuitive Pisces with the moon in action-oriented Aries. If we have to act on something that tugs our hearts, let’s move slowly and feel for solid ground. Work on the dream tonight.