Aquarius season wraps up this week when the Sun slides gently into Pisces on February 18 and life takes on a softer focus. Those days when the Moon is in the water signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces) we’ll have at least six planets in water. And until the Sun clears Neptune in Pisces on Sunday, February 23, the feeling of walking through the mist and fog will dominate with only occasional glimpses of blue sky.
Mercury is getting back up to speed in reverse and may be mulling over old data at this point. Saturn in Scorpio steps up early in the week to remind Mercury in Aquarius to keep it real via a square, particularly when it comes to our feelings. Aquarius, with its need for taking the long view, tends to overlook the role emotions play in decision making . . . which is usually a huge factor.
Even though the square between Jupiter in Cancer and Uranus in Aries won’t be partile until February 26, they are square by degree starting this week. The ease with which mole hills can be turned into mountains under this influence is pretty amazing. Quarreling amongst family members is a strong possibility. Watch out for a tendency to go to extremes to make a point because whenever Uranus in Aries is on the field, he pushes an all or nothing attitude. Breaks that occur now are potentially permanent.
Saturn in Scorpio has already reached 23° where it will station retrograde and Mars will reach 27° Libra, its station degree, this week. Both planets turn retrograde the first weekend in March, bringing forward momentum to a crawl. This is a head’s up for those of you with personal planets or Angles at those degrees. Activities of the house where this degree falls will be highlighted.
The best way to avoid totally frustrating ourselves this week and over the next couple of weeks is to slow down and pace ourselves. Between Mars and Saturn at a virtual standstill plus retrograde Mercury, pushing and shoving to get ahead is not going to work out well. Do your best to ignore the Jupiter-Uranus square gibbering away in the background saying, “go, go, go!” Stay calm, practice kindness and tolerance, play nice with others and choose moderation!
If anyone needs a firm reminder to slow down and stop rushing headlong through life these days, it is you, Aries. Listen to your partner when they suggest you moderate your pace. You may find it easier to do as the week progresses.
Now you, Taurus, will probably thoroughly enjoy watching others attempt to travel at your natural pace! Please be nice about it and perhaps offer some helpful suggestions about living life in the slow lane. You still have to tend to your public image, so be careful how you talk to your boss.
While your mental agility has returned to some degree this week, Gemini, please don’t take it for granted because you could still stumble over your tongue early in the week. Don’t be afraid to draw on your creative imagination at work towards the weekend.
Recently you may have fallen into a pattern of seriously overestimating your ability to produce miracles at work, Cancer, and if you feel worn down to nothing that is why. Learn to say “no” in a quiet but firm manner and head home a little early for a change.
Your one-on-one relationships may begin to demand less of your attention this week, Leo, though if you are married you might not be able to avoid a serious discussion about who does what around the house. By the way, this is not a good time to make decisions about your investments, OK?!
Hopefully this week will bring you a slight reprieve from the challenges you have had recently is keeping your day decently organized, Virgo. This sort of thing nags at you and can even cause enough stress to affect your health. Allow your significant other to soothe you now.
Between your partner and work related demands, Libra, you may be muttering under your breath far more than usual. The challenge may be deciding just how forceful your response to all this is going to be. You might still be feeling the pinch financially too.
Once again you could find yourself cast in the role of the big, bad wolf, Scorpio, because of something you said to another family member. It may be wiser to allow other more pleasant distractions to soothe your feelings rather than snarling back at them.
Feeling frustrated when looking for the right words could be your lot early this week, Sagittarius. This could turn out to be a bigger problem than usual because you might not be able to talk your way out of a tricky situation resulting from taking too many risks.
Minor cash flow problems might be plaguing you again the first part of the week, Capricorn, as well as another round of challenges keeping the peace between your partner and your more outrageous family members. You may find your communication style more intuitive than usual now.
Your time in the seasonal spotlight is coming to an end, Aquarius. You may still have to handle issues at work the first of the week. From now until February 26, please do your best to rein in a tendency to exaggerate when making statements to others.
Sweet Pisces, it is your turn to enjoy feeling the love! Your knack for knowing how to put your best foot forward in social situations is alive and well now. In fact you might want to dial the old glamor back some over the weekend.
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