WE’VE GOT SOME EMOTIONAL PROCESSING to do this week — it’s a good time to heal, catch up with ourselves, and get on with our work. After the weekend, the astrological ground is fertile to meet new people and make professional overtures.
However, we may be tested first. The weekend begins under a friendly and hardworking overlay, but there is an easily angered and accident-prone Mars-Uranus irritating us underneath. This aspect can make even tectonic plates restless. At the same time, our hearts are brought back to recent losses or disappointed dreams as Venus conjuncts Pluto — but we can let this poignant reminder give us a new appreciation for what we have left. A pragmatic Capricorn moon asks us not to just whine or mourn but to do something practical in response.
Throughout the week, be careful to solve the real problem. After a potentially eventful or emotional Friday, the energy shifts quickly with an optimistic trine between thoughtful Mercury and expansive Jupiter. A socially and aesthetically restless Venus-Uranus square whispers that a change of people or location could solve all our problems while a passionate sextile between Venus and Mars adds extra juice. Be careful or the loneliness of the Venus-Pluto conjunction can make us doubt or test our relationships, when really it describes a more existential loneliness.
It is a great week to meet new people, though. On Monday the new moon in collaborative Aquarius helps us launch into a cooperative and creative time. Use that social restlessness to make new contacts, particularly at work and in politics.
Midweek a Pisces moon can leave us emotionally sensitive but newly able to make some creative decisions. The moon in Aries on Thursday brings back our active, can- do radical edge.
FRIDAY, FEB. 5: Hang in there on this politically difficult, potentially eventful day. The mood is determined but easily frustrated and emotionally intense; make decisions for the long haul. The mood can shift swiftly over the weekend. Support one another through a restless night.
SATURDAY, FEB. 6: Overnight events or dreams create a very different landscape. We want freedom from the weight we’ve been carrying and to try new options. We crave new aesthetics and want to reorganize the house or change up our social life, but let’s not throw the baby out with the bath water. A sociable Aquarius moon encourages us to gather together tonight — new connections are in the air.
SUNDAY, FEB. 7: Notice pressure to join or facilitate other people’s plans. Avoid manipulation or being manipulated. A good structural sense encourages us to organize and build.
MONDAY, FEB. 8: What begins today will have wind under its wings. The new moon in Aquarius at 7:38 a.m. encourages us to start a new chapter in our interpersonal activities. Look for auspicious political announcements. Instigate meetings and opportunities. New contacts may be important. Let’s act with one another in a way we’d like to continue and establish new habits.
TUESDAY, FEB. 9: Although we stay highly competent, we become softer as the moon enters Pisces and conjuncts intuitive Neptune. Watch out for co-dependent behavior. Water may be problematic.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10: A tender and optimistic, if touchy, mood can help us forgive others as long as they don’t retrigger us. We want to free ourselves of grudges, stuff, and unnecessary work to make more room for what matters.
THURSDAY, FEB. 11: The mood is restless, upbeat, and pragmatically sociable, if a bit pushy. Be honest about strangely competitive undertones. Bravery helps us spark with new people.