This week we may feel as emotionally soggy as a slushy sidewalk. The mood drifts as we dream in the last week with Mercury retrograde — with Venus, Mars, and Neptune all in intuitive, permeable Pisces.
Keep the tissues nearby. We wade through streams of old memories, go through old photos, or clean out the far corners of our data storage. Bittersweet moments resonate in this low-energy moment of the year’s cycle. The past is present.
We’re metabolizing our memories, but let’s neither hurry the process nor get stuck there. By the end of the month the energy is fresh, present, and pressing us forward.
Friday, under a Virgo moon, our souls can feel itchy, and it’s hard to do anything right. Notice the mood, and don’t take complaints too seriously. The weekend’s Libra moon encourages us to be friendly to ourselves and to others.
This Mercury in Aquarius retrograde can leave us squabbling or at right angles without meaning to be, disconcerted by apparently random thoughts, or feeling remarkably intransigent about simple things. Consider what others say with an open mind and make no promises.
This could be a technically tricky week as Mercury appears to slow down and turn direct on Wednesday. Make sure important information doesn’t fall through the cracks. We sort out a lot next week — but this week, have patience.
Friday, Feb. 6: We have unsettled dreams overnight, and memories drift close to the surface this morning as the moon trines Pluto. Midday, we can see past all this and jump to conclusions. Watch a competitive edge or accidental streak later, as the moon opposes Mars. Tonight, sympathetic humor helps. Saturday, Feb. 7: After a physically uncomfortable but logistically practical morning, it becomes easier to find the words to share what we feel as the moon enters collaborative Libra. Sunday, Feb. 8: Rest. Moods drift this morning as the moon opposes Neptune. We may be pretty useless for practical work, but unfinished creative projects beckon. International issues of fairness and equality simmer. This isn’t a time to take major action but to build networks that may be helpful in the future. Monday, Feb. 9: Network and connect as the sun trines the moon. The day is pleasant and sensitive but stationary. We are human beings, not humans doing, and are painfully aware of discordant energies. Tuesday, Feb. 10: The moon enters brooding Scorpio, and self-doubts and resentments are easily triggered. By dint of that same sensitivity, we can positively influence outcomes if we hold a vision. Wednesday, Feb. 11: Expect some turbulence as Mercury turns direct. Much will come unstuck over the next few days — right now, pushing a point is like trying to undo a rope knot by pulling it tighter. Thursday, Feb. 12: Action picks up speed as the moon enters mobile Sagittarius. Impatience and enthusiasm return. Lost things are found. Attend to the many simmering pots, but don’t feel like everything needs to be fixed at once. Nuggets of truth surface out of context.