Star Codes

Pasatiempo - - NEWS - Heather Roan Rob­bins www.roan­rob­

Our world speeds up this week. Though the sun is still waft­ing through in­tu­itive and introspective Pisces, Mars, the planet sym­bol­iz­ing mo­ti­va­tion and en­ergy, just en­tered feisty, en­er­gized Aries, fol­lowed by Venus and the moon on Fri­day. As they do, our emo­tional mi­lieu goes from swampy and introspective to re­ac­tive and pas­sion­ate.

Our his­tamines may spike, our ir­ri­ta­tion lev­els twitch, and our am­bi­tion and will­ful­ness crank up. This leaves a lot of emo­tional fuel ly­ing around ready to catch fire, so we have to be care­ful what sparks we strike. We’ll be more emo­tional than log­i­cal and more mo­ti­vated than far­sighted.

Luck­ily, Mer­cury in Aquarius can give us men­tal ob­jec­tiv­ity. When our emo­tional fire heats up, we can choose to step away and get some per­spec­tive. Venus and Mars trine Saturn early next week, sta­bi­liz­ing our feel­ings and adding de­ter­mi­na­tion to our ex­cite­ment. If we de­cide to pack up and move to Africa, this will help us make it so. That may be about our level of prac­ti­cal­ity this week as the sun con­juncts Nep­tune. Even while we’re mo­ti­vated, we have our heads in the clouds.

Global con­fla­gra­tions around wa­ter pol­icy, bound­ary is­sues, and re­li­gious be­liefs could in­ten­sify this week and for the next month as Uranus and Pluto moved into their last of seven ex­act squares from 2012 through the present. The wheel of fate turns. Let’s use this Aries en­ergy to move for­ward and find so­lu­tions.

The week­end starts off with as­tro­log­i­cal fire­works and jogs us out of com­pla­cency. We may be in­spired to launch ini­tia­tives we’ve been putting off since the turn of the year. The mood sta­bi­lizes some­what early next week, with added stub­born de­ter­mi­na­tion.

Fri­day, Feb. 20 : We can fall in or out of love with a per­son, place, or thing. What we won’t want to do is be in­dif­fer­ent as Venus joins Mars in Aries around noon. As the moon en­ters Aries at 4 p.m., we’re more pas­sion­ately en­gaged and more eas­ily bored and prone to dis­con­tent with what we’ve done be­fore. In­ter­est­ing propo­si­tions arise — just look for con­se­quences. Satur­day, Feb. 21: On this will­ful day, we want do what we want to do and noth­ing else. If sparks fly, make them good ones. By midafter­noon, events can es­ca­late quickly as the moon squares Pluto and con­juncts Uranus. Tonight, we want to pas­sion­ately en­gage one an­other. Sun­day, Feb. 22: The morn­ing is ex­citable; the af­ter­noon is dis­con­nected; and the late af­ter­noon and evening are more set­tled, stub­born, and earthy as the moon en­ters Taurus and adds more or­ga­ni­za­tion to what we’ve just be­gun. Mon­day, Feb. 23: Let’s not run our head into a wall this morn­ing as the sun squares Saturn. If there are dif­fi­cult de­ci­sions to make, don’t make them from a de­sire to rebel or prove one­self; use that ob­jec­tiv­ity given to us by Mer­cury, now in philo­soph­i­cal Aquarius, to stand back and make wise de­ci­sions for the long haul. Tues­day, Feb. 24: Slow it down as Venus trines Saturn. De­lays or ex­tra care pre­serve sta­bil­ity and help us move with wis­dom and bal­ance. Sleep seems far away as the moon en­ters Gemini tonight. Wed­nes­day, Feb. 25: We have the en­ergy and co­op­er­a­tion to ac­com­plish things, but may have trou­ble see­ing where we’re go­ing as Mars trines Saturn and the sun con­juncts Nep­tune. Use in­tu­ition and imag­i­na­tion to guide ef­forts. Let peo­ple talk it all out, and en­cour­age their lead­er­ship — even if their ideas need to be mod­i­fied. Kick the dream into a higher gear. Thurs­day, Feb. 26: Watch for flood­ing, weather dam­age, or feel­ing emo­tion­ally flooded. As our world speeds up this spring, it is truly im­por­tant to hold one an­other’s hands. We need to move ef­fi­ciently and sup­port our hearts’ con­nec­tions.

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