The pace of regular routines accelerates this week—the planets are forming potent combinations that not only support ambitious endeavors but also provide the potential for powerful insights that add depth perception to what might otherwise be seen as mundane events. This astral acceleration is likely to be a bit bumpy, and emotional bodies (yours or others’) might be upset by the surprising developments and unexpected outcomes that are part of the planetary package. But there’s no need to anticipate that those unanticipated twists and turns will be negative—they are simply unforeseen, a condition of these transformational times that’s becoming increasingly commonplace. As always, the best way through uncertainty is to stay confident in your ability to stay centered within. Then, do you best to integrate your principles into action.
The power source is many-fold. (1) The Sun/Mars square is ending, but tremendous energy can still be found in its wake. The Sun represents the life force, Mars signifies ambition, and even though a square puts them at odds with each other, when the Sun and Mars combine, tall buildings can be leapt in a single bound.
(2) The ongoing Mars/Pluto sextile continues to bolster self-confidence as it simultaneously stimulates ambitious efforts coupled with the strength to turn those dreams into reality. This positive, powerful combination has been in effect since the second week of January, although you might not have felt it as keenly as you do now because Mercury Retrograde dimmed its edges. It continues until mid-February to feed the need to succeed.
(3) A Sun/Saturn sextile provides the potential for focus, perseverance and determination. The sober interaction can also enhance concentration, which makes it the perfect companion configuration to the Mars aspects listed above, even though Saturn does not actually make an aspect to Mars, it has the ability to stabilize the vitality of the Sun, which affords us the possibility of staying grounded in what we are working on despite distractions.
The source of this week’s potential for depth perception is a trine between Mercury and Jupiter that’s in effect until next Wednesday. This interaction stimulates minds as well as an optimistic outlook—something we could all use to restore our reservoirs of positive thinking.
In preparation for Valentine’s Day (but not lasting until the actual event), Venus is conjunct Pluto, producing strong—okay, fanatic—urges for love. This conjunction is so strong, especially given its connection to Mars, that even the most circumspect among us might be unable to resist the power of attraction.
As the week unfolds and the pace of daily life quickens, try to use the common sense of the Mercury/Jupiter trine to keep you steady, inside and out. The world is in such a profound state of change (we could call it As the World Wobbles) that many of us are finding it hard to stay grounded in a wholesome perspective on current events, especially collective events. But what’s needed is a positive take. So do your best to align with the astral potentials of the week, and of course, when possible, help your fellow travelers do the same.
Sun Bursts: If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that too.
Aries March 21-April 19
You’re quite persuasive as well as charismatic, but don’t let that go to your head or throw you off-balance. Stay grounded and try not to get deflated when things go wrong or puffed up when things go right. Be determined to use your superpowers for the good, an attitude that will allow you and those you care about to flourish.
Taurus April 20-May 20
It might be handy to think about redefining relationship as a verb rather than a noun: Relationship is something we participate in, not something we own or possess. Be willing to look at all your relationship habits, personal as well as professional, with an eye toward taking a more active role.
Gemini May 21-June 21
Yes…there is a lot of work to do, but that’s no reason to worry that you won’t get it all done. Prioritize your responsibilities, stay focused on those goals, and then do whatever is necessary to bring those tasks to completion.
Cancer June 22-July 22
You might be tempted to engage in impromptu or impulsive liaisons, and while they may not be dangerous, careless encounters could have lasting consequences. I’m not suggesting unnecessary prudence. I’m simply advising you to look before you leap into a situation you may later regret.
Leo July 23-August 22
The focus on playing well with others continues, and this week there are several opportunities to increase your skill set, especially when it comes to taking care of those you love. Be as present as possible, even if that includes staying open-hearted when others are shutting down. There will be plenty of time later to talk it through.
Virgo August 23-September 22
Difficult conversations with partners, personal or professional, could make you pull away. Rather than polarize, find a place of compromise. Even if you disagree, trying stepping into the shoes of your seeming “opponent” and see the situation through a different lens. A new perspective will help you to find positive solutions.
Libra September 23-October 22
You don’t have to solve every problem, and trying to do so will only increase confusion—yours and others’. All that’s necessary is your determination to stay grounded in your deepest truth, and while that sounds easy, it will require great inner strength and determination.
Scorpio October 23-November 21
The temptation is to bark commands at your helpers, but no one wants to take orders from a cranky commander-in-chief. So dial it down to a normal tone, and treat your minion with respect. Yes, there are undeniable pressures to come up with solutions, but if you lighten up, so will the situation.
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
Try not to let brooding thoughts of what should have been interfere with your ability to appreciate what is. Sure, there are aspects of your circumstances that need improvement, but remember, whatever you focus your attention on becomes your reality. Stay positive and concentrate on gratitude.
Capricorn December 22-January 19
Your powers of persuasion are strong, but that isn’t a license to ignore the facts or the truth. Stand in your integrity—something that won’t be hard for you—and stick to the facts. If you stay on point, those around you will admire your strength as they simultaneously see the wisdom of your perspective.
Aquarius January 20-February 18
Yes…there are issues in the workplace with partners who challenge your sensibilities, but rather than engage in war, figure out what’s being mirrored to you. Transform your inner conflict, and you’ll find it easier to come to terms with external affairs. Inner resolution will dissipate the charge, which will help you find positive results.
Pisces February 19-March 20
You can spend the currency of the week brooding about what isn’t, or you can use the power of the week to strength your participation in your community. Staying grounded and connected to people of like mind will only deepen your commitment to making a difference in the world, and that will feed your heart and soul.
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