WE’RE FIRED UP AND READY TO GO, but may not agree about where. Venus and Mars are conjunct in fiery, direct Aries, and keep us passionately engaged. Our soul’s histamines can inflame quickly, leaving us allergic to anything we consider wrong or offensive. We can pour our industrious hearts into our work as long as we can keep our focus, but that can be a challenge.
With Venus and Mars in Aries, we can also love fiercely. This heat is just in time for a spicy, if not necessarily romantic, Valentine’s week. Consider keeping Valentine dates to an active or spontaneous experience; we may just be too wound up to spend an evening staring at one another in candlelight.
Friday brings a high-profile full-moon partial eclipse in dramatic Leo, and it may be the most romantic night of the week. We need to ponder how we further our personal narrative while we take care of those around us, both personally and as a country.
The moon enters reflective Virgo over the weekend and reminds us to take care of ourselves when the worlds feel stressful. Early next week the moon enters Libra and asks us what is fair and balanced — it may not be our mood. We can use funny, spontaneous moments to unwind and connect with those who care if our life is bright and equitable.
Our mood becomes barbed on Thursday as the moon enters focused, stubborn Scorpio. Our concentration is stronger when we’re on track, and our vitriol increases when we’re ticked off. Stay on target.
FRIDAY, FEB. 10: Expect a paradoxical day of personal romance and political melodrama. We all want to shine, but narcissism creeps in during the eclipse at 5:32 p.m. Then, switch gears — it’s a wonderful night to talk sweetly and engage the healing power of the arts.
SATURDAY, FEB. 11: We feel better if we clean out the inbox or smudge our aura as the moon enters nervy Virgo. Anxiety about global issues may be expressed on a personal level, and that doesn’t help matters. Expand horizons as the sun trines Jupiter tonight.
SUNDAY, FEB. 12: Our thinking may be fuzzy today. Concerns can work themselves into our dreams as the moon opposes Neptune, but they’re not prophecies. Let an afternoon heartache wash through as the moon trines Pluto.
MONDAY, FEB. 13: We want to feel the world is fair and balanced this morning as the moon enters equitable Libra and the sun sextiles serious Saturn. Take an opportunity to step away from reactivity and into constructive action. Be there for one another in a tangible way.
TUESDAY, FEB. 14: Take advantage of new avenues and opportunities — communication flows fairly easily throughout the afternoon. Criticism can sharpen around dinnertime as the moon opposes Mars — let’s see if we can direct this at the world and not at our loved ones. Drop expectations and appreciate connections.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15: Clear the air as the moon conjuncts Jupiter this morning. Do it before the moon enters Scorpio tonight, when a sullen edginess can deepen unhealed rifts.
THURSDAY, FEB. 16: Get to the point and don’t keep people waiting on this potentially tactless, intelligent-but-biased, strategic day. The mood is good for research and investigation. Check in with close friends and family and make sure they’re in a position to listen before processing feelings.