The Aquarium Age: Feb. 8-14
Passions run deep this week, and hearts long for the thrill of amorous adventures – an astral current befitting the days and nights leading up to the holiday of love.
And because Uranus skews many of those feelings toward the eclectic, it would be wise to expect unconventional and imaginative ways of saying, “I love you.” But these fervent feelings are not limited solely to romantic longings. Those among us who are not inclined toward sending flowers or chocolates on Valentine’s Day, as well as those not pining for a partner or tormented by lost or unrequited love, could experience this passionate stream as creative surges. And those surges could just as captivating and convincing as love-at-first-sight adrenalin rushes, because they have the force and spontaneity to displace habit and routine. Allow yourself to be swept away, and you just might discover or recover a piece of your heart that you didn’t even know was missing.
The source of this ardent energy is a Venus/Uranus conjunction, in Aries. Venus is the goddess of love, and when she transits Aries, she has a tendency to be direct about what she needs and wants. She also has a tendency to be impulsive, especially when she’s infatuated, which happens quite often and quite quickly. Uranus represents sudden shifts; it is the principle of revolution and change, and because of that it signals instability. This is why any combination of Venus and Uranus turns feelings of love erratic. But that’s not all. Venus and Uranus contacts are also deemed erotic. So don’t be surprised if you feel a strong desire to explore – if only in your fantasies. Polite astrologers of bygone days have always referred to the erotic yearnings of Venus/Uranus as “peculiar and strange inclinations.” These days, given just how much exposure most of us have had to all sorts of choices, it would be hard to define any inclination as odd. (Individualistic, perhaps, but odd – not really.)
But there is a rub: Connections formed under Venus/Uranus contacts don’t often last; it’s the infatuation that’s thrilling, not the possibility of longevity. If you must propose under this influence, go ahead, but wait a few weeks before actually saying, “I do.”
Of course, Uranus is the master of surprise, and because it only catalyzes what’s stagnant and in need of change, those who have avoided intimacy could find themselves moving out of seclusion and into inclusion and interaction. And while that sudden immersion in connectedness might feel awkward at first, the trick to handling this type of Uranian shift is staying as present as possible for the process.
From a creative perspective, the Venus/Uranus conjunction is sure to stimulate all variety of artistic endeavors, especially if you allow yourself to move out of habitual choices. Try a different tonal range or a different palate. Listen to new instruments, and experiment with unusual rhythms. Most importantly remember that life is the most creative expression of all and use the vibrant combination of Venus and Uranus to live with greater gusto. Be innovative, inventive, and willing to make the most of the moment, regardless of how fleeting its magic may be.
If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that, too.
Aries March 21-April 19
Be uninhibited: Wear your heart on your sleeve, and only speak you’re your heart. Yes, your enthusiasm may be too intense for some, but for you, it’s the pure expression of your spirit – wear it well.
Taurus April 20-May 20
Do whatever it takes to keep track of all your ideas, especially inspiration that comes through dreams or creative visualization. Don’t worry about how you’ll actualize your visions. All the pieces will eventually fall into place.
Gemini May 21-June 21
Rely on your innate charm and you’ll handle several social situations, skillfully. And if you run into a snag, just remember to ask questions – almost everyone likes personal attention.
Cancer June 22-July 22
You have a unique opportunity to preen your feathers and strut your stuff without anyone objecting to you stealing the spotlight. Have at it, and have fun being the center of attention.
Leo July 23-August 22
Exotic locales are calling, and if you can’t accept the invitation, try adding extra spice to your fantasies. Armchair adventures may not be as satisfying as an actual safari, but don’t let that dampen your imagination.
Virgo August 23-September 22
Even if you think you can handle everything shifting at once, you may not be able to manage the changes as well as you would like. Don’t be proud; ask for help.
Libra September 23-October 22
All your relationships are likely to turn topsy-turvy. And while that may be uncomfortable, it could also be beneficial, especially if the new perspective moves you into greater self-awareness.
Scorpio October 23-November 21
You’re managing a tremendous workload, but if you’re willing to relinquish a cherished but outworn tradition, you’ll be able to take advantage of several surprising opportunities to lighten that load.
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
Fall in love with everyone, but especially with yourself, so much so that you express all your feelings. Of course, you’ll say too much; you always do. But who cares? Your words are an inspiration.
Capricorn December 22-January 19
Your nest is disturbed, and it’s making you nervous about what lies ahead. And while your nervous system is challenged, change is good, especially for those of us who tend to take root.
Aquarius January 20-February 18
Be clear, precise, and direct, and you will be appreciated for your candor. I’m not suggesting you gloss over the difficulty; I’m advising you to confront it with wisdom and wit.
Pisces February 19-March 20
Take advantage of opportunities to improve your finances, but do not fall prey to get-rich-quick schemes. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Stay optimistic, but be realistic.
Ralfee Finn specializes in Transformational Astrology. For readings, call 1-888-937-9264, write P.O. Box 343, New York, NY 10025, visit AquariumAge.com, or e-mail Ralfee@AquariumAge.com“>Ralfee@AquariumAge.com. Copyright © 2012 by Ralfee Finn