This week, the Sun and Mercury are in Aquarius; Venus joins Neptune in Pisces, Mars is in Sagittarius and we have a trio of Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. Warning: Around Feb. 8, Mercury begins to slow down before going retrograde on Feb. 16. It will stay retrograde until March 9 but will not "catch up" to the degree it was at (when it went retrograde) until the end of March. From mid Feb to the end of March is a bad time to buy computers, cars and trucks. Be smart and get car problems fixed now before the rush! (BTW, with these new self-driving vehicles, I foresee a country song: "My wife left; I lost my job; and now my dog is gone cuz he was in my truck when it took off."
In some ways, this is a spiritual week. You will be inspired to be the best person that you can be. You will feel gratified if you have a chance to be kind to someone who needs it. Meanwhile, your popularity continues and your interaction with younger people is strong. Mars is in your House of Travel, which is why you want to blow town. It's also why you should grab every chance to travel if it comes your way! "I'm outta here!" Meanwhile, Jupiter and Saturn at the top of your chart call attention to your success. Saturn means you have achieved something you have been working at for a long time. Jupiter means you're getting great press for it. Awriiight!
You will idealize a friend this week. You appreciate someone in your life. You feel tenderhearted toward them and value knowing them. Meanwhile, with both the Sun and Mercury at the top of your chart, people notice you more than usual. And they admire you! Don't hesitate to speak up when talking to bosses, VIPs, teachers and people in authority because they will listen to you, and you might get your way. Continue to explore every opportunity to travel and get further training or education that is useful. Don't worry about squabbles over inheritances and shared property. Relax.
This week you admire a parent, teacher, boss or someone in authority. (You might even develop a crush on this person.) Something else at play is that fiery Mars is opposite your sign and this makes you impatient with others, especially partners and close friends. But you have to ask yourself -- is this impatience something in you? Or does this other person deserve your annoyance? Maybe a bit of both? Either way, be patient because patience is the antidote to anger, and anger serves no purpose other than to make everyone miserable. Instead, go with the strongest influence in your chart right now, which is to travel and learn something new.
This week your appreciation of beauty is heightened, which is why it's the perfect time to visit art galleries, museums, gorgeous architectural buildings and also enjoy the beauty of philosophical ideas. Give yourself permission to do this. Make the effort and time because you will find this experience to be rewarding, and probably inspiring as well. Meanwhile, you cannot escape important discussions about shared property, debt, taxes, inheritances and insurance issues. Deal with these to get them out of the way. Don't be frustrated if you find it hard to give all energy to your job. Do what you can and take it easy. Keep on truckin'!
Your genuine concern for others, especially those who are worse off than you, is strong this week, which is why you will do what you can to help them. You might do fundraising for people in need. You might convince someone to go in with you to help someone else. You might donate money to a worthy cause, especially if it involves needy children. In a different vein (other arm) this is a passionate, romantic week for you, which is why you will be so focused on a partner or close friend. Relationships at every level matter to you this week because you are passionate at every level. Meanwhile, keep your pockets open because money, gifts and favours from others is coming your way!
Even though increased chaos and activity on the home front might be maddening, your focus on close friends and partners is endearing this week. You feel a close bond with someone, no question. You might even idealize this person because you admire them so much. (Don't get carried away because nobody's perfect.) Meanwhile, you will continue to work hard to get better organized because this is the thrust of what you want to do right now. You want to be healthy, in your best shape, and you want to be on top of whatever you do. Yes, you want to be efficient, productive and effective! "No capes!" (I think Edna is a Virgo.)
You feel gratitude to a coworker this week. You will certainly feel affectionate and warm to someone, perhaps related to your job or related to any task that you set for yourself. Perhaps this person will help you do something? Whatever the case, you will be grateful and warm hearted. Meanwhile, you are still in party mode, which is why you want to escape on a vacation, enjoy restaurants and resorts, socialize extensively with fun people and have a great time at sports events and activities with kids. It's a fun week! The downside is you might find it hard to convince others about something that's important to you. (Oh well.)
Many of you are starry eyed in love this week, which might not be practical but it's fun. (Mostly.) For those who are not caught up in this romantic swirl, they might feel this same tenderhearted adoration for a child or even a piece of art. This is because you are emotionally open to appreciate beauty whether it is in the beauty of someone you love or the beauty of an artistic creation. You might even appreciate the excellence of sports because admiration covers many spectrums in life. The bottom line is that you will be full of appreciation this week, which is one of the happiest ways to feel. Meanwhile, home, family as well as home repairs will be a priority. It was ever thus.
Your energy this week will be up and down. For the most part, it will be strong. But around Monday and Tuesday, Tuesday especially, your energy will be flagging somewhat. No worries because this is temporary. This is a lovely time to enjoy family members and to entertain at home. You will also love to redecorate and tweak your digs and buy beautiful things for where you live. It's a fast-paced week because you are on the go running errands, taking appointments, reading, writing and studying more than usual plus enjoying short trips. You're busy on all fronts, which makes sense because how else will you get richer this year? (Which you will.)
Your idealism is aroused this week, which is why daily conversations with others will be important to you in a special way. Others will also feel this because conversations are a two-way experience. Both parties will sense what's going on. Because of this tender association with others, you will be less inclined to be pushy about getting your way. You will decide to go along to get along. Good choice and of course, this is easy for you to do because you have divine protection with lucky Jupiter in your sign. Continue to focus on moneymaking ideas and ways to boost your earnings because this interests you right now. "Show me the money!"
With the Sun and Mercury in your sign, you're pleased with yourself this week. "It's good to be alive!" You have lots of energy and you're keen to talk to everyone - yada, yada, yada. Because you are so enthusiastic about life right now, you might treat yourself to something quite luxurious. Oh yes. Many of you are thinking about buying something you really want that is quite special, but hey - don't you deserve it? You do! Recent difficulties with a friend or a member of a group will mellow out, especially at the beginning of this week. You won't make a big deal about anything because you are above this. Hey, when you've got it baby, flaunt it!
At the beginning of this week, fair Venus is lined up with your ruler Neptune in your sign, which will mean you feel a complete soul-union with a loved one. (Pretty heady.) This is the most refined, spiritual expression of love. For most of you, it will be directed toward another person. However, it could be experienced in a creative or artistic way. But very likely, you are madly in love with someone. (Yes, the stuff of movies.) This is why you will choose to pull back a little and work alone or behind the scenes. Although you have been ambitious lately, this week, you're not going to make a big deal about anything. "If music be the food of love, play on!"