Friday, Jan. 28: Even though the mood is positive, we may want to let off steam as the adventurous Sagittarius moon trines Jupiter. Make offers this morning. Midday, patience evaporates; don’t flail but move with consciousness. Flexibility and forgiveness return late afternoon for a more upbeat evening. Saturday, Jan. 29: Break routines and be open to new information, even though it shakes preconceptions. Invest in experiences as the moon conjuncts Venus this evening. Romance and flirtation are in the air, but keep a light touch. Sunday, Jan. 30: Seriousness tints the morning as the moon enters Capricorn and conjuncts Pluto. We can react with rumination, determination, or ruthlessness. Worries can nudge us to be manipulative, but that won’t help matters. Monday, Jan. 31: We can feel discouraged but determined as the competent Capricorn moon forms minor but draggy aspects. It’s an important time strategically; set the agenda and push it forward later this week. People need their work supported but may not be up to any emotional demands. Tuesday, Feb. 1: Conflicts sharpen as Mars and the sun semisquare Uranus; unexpected sparks fly, but we don’t have to let them cause a conflagration. We resist restraint, respond impulsively, and can be accident-prone if distracted. Let life be a meditation. The afternoon is more collaborative as the moon enters Aquarius but no more settled. Thursday, Feb. 3: Nurture budding optimism. Conditions shift in ongoing projects and relationships as Mercury enters Aquarius and Venus enters Capricorn. Check for changing situations and green lights. Wednesday, Feb. 2: Happy Groundhog Day, the halfway point through winter. Our hearts are as unsettled as our minds; this can stimulate improvement on this inventive day but “just OK” will not cut it. Let our hearts believe our goals are possible as Venus sextiles Neptune and squares Uranus. Opinions — we’re full of them this week as the sun conjuncts Mars in Aquarius. We think we stand on our principles but may stand on our pride instead. While the gift of Aquarius is humanitarian concern, its shadow side is the center of our ego.
These opinions can spark trouble as Mars and the sun also form a minor but intensely irritating semisquare to electrical Uranus. An era of unrest approaches in the months ahead, and we get the warning tremors now. Last week, freedom-loving Jupiter entered brash Aries and pulled a cork out of the bottle that released all sorts of stuck energy. Momentum builds quickly; great projects get ready to take off, and tense situations can explode with little lead time.
Notice a strange tension and an impulse to move. See problems and fix them, but do it wisely. If tension brings on a headache, it helps to brainstorm and vent, preferably on paper or with a friend and not at the target in question until thoughts are sorted.
As the week begins, take mechanical problems seriously and wait to buy high-tech gear. Difficulties bring opportunities early next week — if we don’t take advantage of them, someone else will.
Social life may be upstaged by work early in the week but moves to the foreground midweek. Emotions shimmer as Venus sextiles Neptune and squares Uranus. Our evolving aesthetics make this an artistically juicy time.
Discontent can wiggle between even well-bonded people. If we want to strengthen our relationships instead of test them under these aspects, we need to get the discontent out from between us, put it out front, hold hands, and explore together.