Not one visible planet is now in a practical earth sign. Though thoughtful Mercury in farsighted Aquarius gives us intelligence with an optimistic streak, and Venus and Mars in sparky Aries infuse us with passion and impatience, we have to add our own practicality to balance out this exciting, ingenious energy.
We can be unusually honest about what we want and don’t want and ready to do something about it. This direct spontaneity can turn our life into an action movie. While this implies one thing for an artist pulling out of a winter slump, it can mean something else entirely to a militant organization preparing its next move.
So keep you eyes open for potential problems. Stay alert for possible hazards and spontaneous opportunities, and be ready to respond appropriately.
Cupid gets busy next week as romantic Venus conjuncts electrical Uranus and squares intense Pluto. Our hearts can turn to molten lava once the spark strikes and fill with creative artistry or burn for social justice. We can fall in and out of love in a flash, and in a way that changes our lives. So let’s watch where we put our hearts.
The weekend begins a bit tender, with hyperactive defense systems under a domestic Cancer moon. Be honest about mixed feelings and dial back defenses to an appropriate level. This moon nudges us to change things up at home. Early next week, a beautiful moon-Jupiter conjunction opens our hearts.
Friday, Feb. 27: The moon in Cancer brings in thoughts from the past, but right now future connections matter most — turn relentlessly forward. Watch irritable defenses around dinnertime and move into a dreamier, surprisingly shy evening. Saturday, Feb. 28: Discontent urges us to make changes on the home front.
Notice a flash of discouragement, but don’t believe the story. Engage in healing conversation and brainstorming possibilities tonight as thoughtful Mercury opposes expansive Jupiter. Sunday, March
1: It’s good to be a little self-indulgent in a conscious way and refill the wells; otherwise, we tend to become unconsciously self-centered as the moon enters Leo. Don’t ask others to understand; do ask them to care. Monday, March
2: Get things done. This is a most auspicious and decisive day as the Leo moon forms supportive aspects to Saturn, Mars, Venus, Uranus, and Jupiter, giving us courage, decisiveness, and instinctive leadership qualities — though we can step on one another’s toes unless we listen to one another’s opinions. Get other people on board by finding what excites them and aligning your project with their goals. Tuesday, March 3: Make the most of any break in routine, and look for exciting new opportunities. It’s a great time to buy a new phone or computer or upload a website. Tend to travel plans. Break patterns with people, bring up scintillating fresh ideas, and cook something different for dinner. Wednesday, March
4: Make art or make life itself an art form. The Virgo moon wants us to get practical, reminding us of everything that is unfinished, undone, or needs fixing. Venus conjuncts experimental Uranus and squares powerful Pluto and makes our emotions simmer. Pour that skill and feeling into creation. Keep your eyes open for fresh connections. Thursday, March
5: Be kind. This potentially cranky or anxious full moon in Virgo highlights the distance between our dreams and our realities. Use it to map the next steps. We can feel overextended, so take one step at a time.