It’s time to review old habits, familiar defenses, and preconceptions about people we know and love and release that which no longer fits. We’re paving the way for a new path, but first we need to make room. And if we don’t want to get started on this project, a sudden change of circumstance can encourage us to do so.
When one door closes, another eventually opens, but we may spend a few moments in the empty hallway between the two. The next few weeks have fallow moments within the busyness — take the opportunity to rest, catch up, and fill the wells before the very busy spring coming up. Some opportunities we took advantage of before may now begin to bear fruit, so consider reapplying for a job or resubmitting a script.
Our hearts may be feeling unusually sensitive and imaginative, but it can be all too easy to get lost as Venus conjuncts intuitive Neptune. To navigate this confusion, let’s use our very best relationship skills. Kindness and the ability to look for things to appreciate in one another foretell happiness and stability in a relationship. Now is the time to practice.
This weekend we’re particularly tenderhearted and need to nest under a domestic Cancer moon. Early next week a full moon in Leo brings out our bravado, our enthusiasm, and a tendency to dramatize situations. Midweek our energy levels may run low, but a pragmatic Virgo moon offers an oasis of competence in a meandering few weeks.
Friday, Jan. 30: We can talk about work or politics but may have a hard time speaking about personal things as sensitive Venus squares challenging Saturn. Do the right thing, even when others are irritating. Tonight, converse and process information.
Saturday, Jan. 31: The morning can be delightful if we drift and nest as the Cancer moon trines Venus, but it can be really challenging if we try to force efficiency. Tonight, pursue what comforts and supports core connections.
Sunday, Feb. 1: Old ghosts waft through the back of our dreams this morning as the moon opposes Pluto. Acknowledge, and then release, a raft of hopes and fears. Look for imaginative magic in auspices and in emotional or spiritual connections as Venus conjuncts Neptune.
Monday, Feb. 2: We can look to all animals as symbols and signals on this traditional day for animal augury. The mood is openhearted under a Leo moon. Be self-appreciative — our tender hearts are unusually susceptible to doubt and need that cure.
Tuesday, Feb. 3: This full Leo moon calls us to work together — drop the competitive pride and support one another. Easy, natural adjustments can be made to handle recent changes in circumstances. Issues around group leadership can be resolved. Dance and howl under this most sociable moon tonight.
Wednesday, Feb. 4: It’s easy to hold other people responsible for our happiness but hard to get out of ourselves and really empathize. We hate to be ignored but resist the spotlight. Later, attention to practical things can help ease interpersonal discomfort under an industrious Virgo moon.
Thursday, Feb. 5: A cranky, uncomfortable vibe this morning can keep us work-focused but challenges us to keep our hearts open as the moon squares Saturn. Midday a lazy or passive-aggressive streak asks us to meander in intuitive and creative realms; if we try to stay efficient we’re prone to accidents and misunderstandings. Balance returns later.