After a wild weekend, the emotional backdrop shifts from the world stage to a more personal and self-protective tone as the sun, Mercury, and Mars leave extroverted Aquarius and enter sensitive Pisces. We may realize where our resources are worn thin; it’s time to refill the wells.
A recent arc of astro-activity kicked into gear on Jan. 4 under a solar eclipse and broke loose after Jan. 23 as Jupiter entered Aries, the sign of instigation. This momentum now begins to work behind the scenes and in our personal business until mid-March, when the planets turn up the heat on history again.
The weekend is social and collaborative; we see what action is required to maintain momentum and bring our lives in line with our philosophies as Mercury, Mars, and Neptune conjunct. But this aspect can also stimulate philosophical arguments or accidents — don’t argue when drunk. It can also drive spontaneous action within our imagination, producing wild dreams, profound artwork, or crimes of deluded passion. We may have difficulty distinguishing reality from fantasy, but we can choose to act from imaginative, inspired sanity. Expect a busy weekend, and then let the energy turn inward and reclaim a private life next week.
Friday, Feb. 18: An overnight high tide of emotions can help us make a tough decision today as the moon now enters Virgo. Recent decisions demand hard work as Venus squares Saturn. Practice good relationship skills even if ticked off. Evening softens as the sun enters Pisces; we need a kind and gentle touch.
Saturday, Feb. 19: Ask what needs healing; is it your relationship, body, or country? Don’t hold back; pour your healing energy into it today. Spiritual hunger and mental thirst can come across as prickly discontent. Good conversation flows this analytical afternoon. Talk of the future tonight; people are feeling self-protective and tender and need to feel your heart as well as hear your intentions.
Sunday, Feb. 20: The day is fiercely focused on what’s right and fair. We get more accomplished with love and encouragement than by argument as the moon enters Libra. Midafternoon, we can feel overwhelmed, as if it’s all been too much. We may crave down time or a chance to drop pleasantries and get real. Evening is decisive and intense as Mercury, Mars, and Neptune conjunct in Aquarius.
Monday, Feb. 21: Last night’s aspects may require us to reassess our situation. Make it fresh, but do the work. We need to own our wants, needs, and responsibilities as the moon conjuncts Saturn. The mood softens tonight as Mercury enters Pisces; tell stories to one another.
Tuesday, Feb. 22: The energy now drops into a deep watery well; we can choose to float or dive deep into our subterranean caves as the moon enters Scorpio. We need to recenter in our private lives (and will be hauled there by events if we don’t go voluntarily) but can feel self-protective and selfcentered in the process.
Wednesday, Feb. 23: We radiate whatever we feel. Notice the energy and mood under the surface and work with subtle energy fields — body language, feelings, and unspoken thought forms. Be as direct and gentle as possible. Some are not so subtle, and will fiercely guard what they are afraid to lose.
Thursday, Feb. 24: The mood picks up and grows nervous but hopeful as the moon enters Sagittarius. We have a chance to help others through a fierce understanding earned by overcoming personal difficulties. If impatient, take some space; if accident-prone, dance with consciousness. Open doors, open minds, and open possibilities later on.