Valentine’s week always tends to be emotionally volatile, and this one’s a doozy. It helps to remember that Valentine’s Day is an Aquarian holiday. Aquarius respects the social collective, like children giving Valentines to everyone in the class. Aquarius focuses on the ideal of love and love of the ideal.
Ideals to one person can look like illusions to another. It’s easy to get caught up in fantasies or dreams this week as the sun conjuncts Neptune. There’s only a hair’s-breadth between delusion and vision, and we need to be honest to see who and what is really happening. While this can be a buzzkill for romantic fantasy, it can also bring us into a deeper, safer, saner place. Throughout the week, we get an opportunity to release emotional patterns.
For simple romance, it’s best to celebrate Valentine’s Day over the weekend under a sociable Gemini moon or wait until midweek for an operatic full moon in Leo to provide romantic ambience. On Valentine’s Day we need comfort, familiarity, and to feel cared for as the moon enters Cancer. If we’re feeling lonely (in or out of a relationship), it helps to make a loving gesture to the world.
The weekend is talkative, scattered, and a little anxious as Mercury semisquares Uranus while Mars semisquares Pluto. Early in the week, we may pull back and remember common sense as Mercury trines Saturn under a moody, protective Cancer moon.
Toward the end of the week, a full moon in Leo can bring the denouement to some personal script or societal drama, though not the final act. Let’s just be sure we mean what we say and do.
this Friday, afternoon, Feb. 11: but There will is it be stubborn a monologue confusion or dialogue? this morning. Optimism We need injects to talk possibilities later. Tonight, conversation is curious if high-strung.
Saturday, Feb. 12: Plans change as Mercury challenges Uranus and brings impatience and low-level anxiety. Choose fights carefully. Practical overhaul is useful midday; rebuild or rewire. The evening flows sweetly if we keep expectations down and hearts open.
Sunday Feb. 13: Drop defenses whenever possible and take a proffered olive branch as the moon trines Mars, the sun, and Neptune this morning. Sweetness and hope want to flourish, though the path has been hard.
Monday, Feb. 14: It feels good to focus and bring thought to fruition. We’re volatile about personal issues and defensive about expectations as a moody Cancer moon opposes Pluto midday. The evening overflows as the moon opposes Venus. Think nurturing, comfort food, and warmth.
Tuesday, Feb. 15: Meditative routine helps if we’re depressed or uncertain as the moon squares Saturn. We may need to process past dreams as Venus semisquares Neptune. It helps to share feelings. Confidence improves as we return to the present tonight.
Wednesday, Feb. 16: Reel in the melodrama; avoid a tendency to overspeak or overpromise as Mercury semisquares Jupiter. Nerves and mixed messages annoy us this afternoon as Mercury semisquares Pluto; tensions can make it hard to hear one another. Even if it is scary, drop the ego and be generous but not enabling.
Thursday, Feb. 17: Our aesthetics, motivation, and imagination are heightened. Intuition is strong, but boundaries need support. Tonight, under the full moon in exuberant Leo, the script of our lives may read a crescendo and turn direction.