February has the tendency to be the month where love is emphasized, thanks to St. Valentine. So if you are looking for love or trying to create more romance in your current relationship, the month opens with lovely support for you. Venus will be in Capricorn attracting some stable and long-term dynamics, while Mars your ruling planet is still in your sign. If you have your sights set on someone special, you will accept no other answer than, “yes of course” to whatever you propose.
Taking full responsibility for your career and work goals will be at the forefront of your mind. This means some tough decisions may have to be made about what you really want to do for career and professional development. If you want to rise to the top, Jupiter and Venus our benefic planets will be adding and expanding their positive influence to your efforts. Some of you may feel as if you have the Midas touch when you initiate and begin to implement your plan to get ahead or begin a project.
As the month begins, the Sun and Jupiter in Sagittarius will be squaring off with Mars and settling down by the middle of December. Squares have a tendency to bring tension, and with Mars in compassionate, spiritually-minded Pisces, the tension may be more about what you believe versus what others believe about a particular situation. Most likely the subject will have something to do with a financial matter such as a salary negotiation, loan documents, probate or executor settlements, or repayment plans. You may feel that you deserve better than what is being offered, and you do!
Mercury begins its shadow period before moving retrograde on the 17th. He spends a brief period of time in your 8th house before moving into your 9th and then retrograding back into your 8th house. This ping pong kind of mental activity could have you thinking quite deeply about some financial matters, possibly doing some research on how to solve an issue that may come to light, or letting go of one thing in order to gain another.
You have been ready to make a change in some area of your life, and last month’s full moon in your sign may have just been the perfect set up to announce or act upon that change. There is a good chance this change is happening in your career, public life, or how you make your mark on the world at large. You are probably driven to create a legacy that you can be proud of, and may have had multiple delays and setbacks over the course of 2018. Much of these delays can be attributed to all of major retrograding energy we have had throughout the year, and we are far from over.
As the month begins, you could find yourself pacing like a caged tiger. You are ready for action, armed for battle, yet being forced to wait on someone or something to open the door. Patience is certainly not your virtue, and I for one, wouldn’t want to be standing in front of that door when it swings wide open. Mars is direct in Capricorn where it is exalted, transiting your 10th house of career, success, public image, and reputation.
It doesn’t take much to get you riled up this month. With Jupiter in Scorpio squaring off to your ruling planet Mars in Aquarius for the first part of August, you may just find yourself ready to take on anyone or anything who tries to yuck your yum or prevent you from getting the things done that you want most or feel quite passionate about. Remember, that your first tendency is to ram your way into any situation without thinking through all of the possible outcomes. While this can be noble in theory, often times it can leave you to clean up the mess all by yourself.
I realize patience really does seem like a virtue, and it is. Your ruling planet, Mars, went retrograde June 26th and will remain so until August 27th. The most intense times felt by this retrograding planet will be the few hours or day when this God of War is stationing to move direct again. However, the month of July will give you a few times to feel quite powerful and to initiate some action steps so you can feel as if life is has some movement. These times of initiation will be at the new moon eclipse July 12th and full moon eclipse on July 27th.
Week of June 4-11, 2018
Week of May 1- May 7, 2018