We see big strokes of the cultural brush change our landscape in this decisive and sometimes difficult week. Sparks catch fire quickly in the public imagination as the sun flares and conjuncts Mars in Aquarius and both trine Saturn. Revolutions in the Middle East, political decisions in the West, and cleanup after storms of all types take our focus.
Aquarius is far-sighted; we can see what needs doing more clearly in the big picture than we can close to home. Decisions are works in progress and not the final answers.
It’s an emotional week, but this won’t cause us problems if we have a healthy place to put our energy. It may be time to prune or put an end to a relationship or leader. In the process, we feel the pressure to give birth to new forms of power — we just need to stop arguing and get to work.
Personal decisions are less clear-cut — feelings can flare easily and erratically as Venus semisquares Mars over the weekend. Let’s deal with what’s on the table and not look too far ahead. Relationships needed a new level of honesty as Venus walked through Sagittarius these last couple of weeks and now need a new level of security as Venus walks into Capricorn.
As the weekend begins, we need time for our willful inner muse. Notice a tendency to feel victimized, but don’t buy into it. The week ends on a more personal, moody note as Venus conjuncts Pluto and asks us to sort out our true priorities. Life is changing and can change for the better when we work with new forms coming into place.
Friday, Feb. 4: Stay in the moment on this emotionally volatile day. Early morning is full of hope, but events can set off dynamic reactions later. Reassess the situation, but know answers are temporary. Tonight, keep things low-key and let people wander mentally.
Saturday, Feb. 5: It’s a positive morning as Mercury sextiles Jupiter — a good time to sort through objects and memories. An old answer returns, bringing new wisdom later as the sun trines Saturn.
Sunday, Feb. 6: Our interior landscapes shift as the moon conjuncts Uranus and enters Aries. Power and experience work together this afternoon as Mars trines Saturn. Unlikely collaborations slow us down but deepen the work. Relationships can feel consuming. Art expands our framework, and forgiveness frees up the room to grow as Venus squares Jupiter tonight.
Monday, Feb. 7: We are willing to fight for a cause and may not know when to pull back. Firmness is more effective than drama, if less interesting. Risk taking brings mixed success. If emotions roil, throw yourself into work that matters.
Tuesday, Feb. 8: Examine preconceptions. We learn the hard way this morning. The afternoon is productive, if attitude-filled. Later, our sorrow or sense of martyrdom may get activated as Chiron enters Pisces. Choose healing.
Wednesday, Feb. 9: We need a moment of stability in a hectic week as the moon enters Taurus. Notice affection and cooperation midday — find something to agree on, and build from there. There are intense emotional connections later. Bond over a loss or a cause as Venus conjuncts Pluto.
Thursday, Feb. 10: Uncomfortable power dynamics ask us to stay strong as the sun challenges Pluto. We are tempted to blame the wrong person for our troubles, but this disempowers us; look inside for the answers.