Valentine’s weekend begins on Friday the 13th, but this isn’t as inauspicious as it sounds. Friday (Frigga’s day) honors a Germanic Venusian archetype; 13 is connected to our moon — there are 13 moon cycles to a year.
On Friday, an adventurous Sagittarius moon forms an uplifting grand trine with both Jupiter and Uranus and infuses humor and enthusiasm into our world after a couple of very internal and depressed weeks. Possibilities that were closed may begin to open, though we may have some residual problems to clear up. New ideas begin to unfold this weekend and really start to cook in a week or two.
Venus and Mars are running close together in subtle, intuitive Pisces. If our attention slips for a minute, we can easily lose our way into our daydreams. The mood is sensitive, generally forgiving, and receptive, but a little passive — we may really want the other person to fix things or make an emotional overture and resist taking any romantic risks ourselves. This can leave everyone sitting on the sidelines — waiting.
It would be better to reach out to our beloved, to friends, and to anybody who could use a Valentine. We might as well put this sentimental squishiness to good use. Next week Venus and Mars head into Aries, and we’ll be much too busy to be sentimental with one another.
Friday night is a great time to dance the night away. Valentine’s Day itself, on Saturday, is more problematic — odd interruptions can interfere with one’s love life. The moon enters Capricorn, ups our expectations in the afternoon, and suggests some more formal Valentine rituals for the evening. It may help to work on something with others.
On Wednesday, the moon and sun enter Pisces together, and the mood shifts from abstract to personal, from global to local. An emotional tenderness can help us reconnect with one another at a truly heart-centered place before Mars enters Aries on Thursday and the whole world begins to speed up.
Friday, Feb. 13: Straighten out travel plans and fix what’s broken. Energy bubbles up and can bounce off the walls by tonight. Get out of the house and create your own luck as the moon trines Uranus and Jupiter. Saturday, Feb. 14: We may try to make things romantic, but unexpected quirks and interruptions complicate the morning. As the moon enters Capricorn around noon, deal with expectations and manipulations in the name of Valentine’s Day. Sunday, Feb. 15: The Capricorn moon whispers to us about impending work and reveals plans and plots in the background. Take an opportunity to change minds or acquire new tools this afternoon as the moon squares Uranus. Deal with a sense of urgency tonight as the moon conjuncts Pluto. Monday, Feb. 16: Repair and organize on this cranky and pragmatic morning. We’re rather touchy about our competence. The moon enters Aquarius and conjuncts Mercury in the late afternoon, making this evening excellent for meetings, socializing, and tuning in to current events. Tuesday, Feb. 17: Think through obligations to friends, organizations, and the global community. Collect allies. We need information to get ready for the next phase. Wednesday, Feb. 18: The Aquarius new moon begins a new cycle at 4:47 p.m. Within three minutes, both the moon and sun enter Pisces and bring us deep into the flood of emotions. Vote with your dreams. Thursday, Feb. 19: Use that heavy daydreaming capacity to envision the next few weeks, and then make it so this afternoon as Mars enters Aries. We shift out of the passive mode and into action.