Monday marks a true starting point: It is the Chinese New Year, the first day of Year of the Fire Monkey. The Monkey’s energy is intelligent, clever, full of action, but can make us over-confident at times. Fire is about dynamism, strength and persistence, but can lead us to restlessness and risky behavior. The result can be an unpredictable year, with a spirit of adventure, but we need to be careful of not getting in over our heads. Monday also brings us the New Moon in Aquarius. Once again, this is the best time to start your projects for the next Moon Cycle. (Thanks to Mercury Retrograde being in effect during the previous New Moon in January, this is really the first time this opportunity has been offered this calendar year.) With the New Moon appearing in Aquarius, the most successful projects this month will be ones that help you break out of a rut and try something new, develop or explore your personal freedom and individuality, or tackle humanitarian causes.
Tuesday afternoon brings us a trine of Mars in Scorpio and Chiron in Pisces. This trine can help you release the resentment, anger, and jealousy you’ve been harboring. Also, if your hard-driving, result-oriented work of late has left you little energy to devote to your emotional health, now is the time to change that. Mars’ energy makes us more comfortable with focusing on our own needs, spending some “Me Time” addressing lingering emotional issues, to find healing and release.
Wednesday starts off with a trine of Venus in Capricorn and Jupiter in Virgo, encouraging you to take a traditional, conservative approach to romance and think about building a sustainable, long-term relationship. This is not an aspect in which you will find yourself swept off your feet with the excitement and passion of new love, it is about taking things slow, seeing what you have to offer each other, building to a true partnership. Later in the afternoon, the Sun in Aquarius is quincunx to Jupiter in Virgo, urging a diligent, cautious approach to your work and other projects: If you become scattered, self-indulgent, or extravagant, expect your projects to end badly, likely resulting in a financial loss. Be smart, work logically and at a step at a time, applying your common sense, and success can be yours.
Other than the Moon moving into Aries (another indicator that this week is a great starting point for your projects), Thursday is quiet, astrologically speaking.
That same Aries Moon moves into conjunction with Uranus on Friday morning, highlighting your inventiveness, and encouraging you to take the risk to start putting your ideas into action. Boldness and initiative are readily at hand to aid you in creating new beginnings and opportunities for yourself. This pairing offers a great deal of fiery energy. So be on guard against being too rash or erratic in your behavior, and resist the urge compelling you to start an argument with just about everyone for no particular reason.
Saturday, Mercury leaves the conservative energy of Capricorn and enters the lively, rebellious environs of Aquarius, where it will remain for the next three weeks. Aquarius’s influence can be seen in the quickness of our thoughts, and in bringing forth our intuitive side. During this time, your interest in other people and in understanding human nature will increase. Communications, thought and travel should be expected to speed up but this can also mean that they become scattered and fragmented. Also, Aquarius brings out the rebel in all of us. With Mercury, this can manifest itself in saying things just for the purpose of being shocking. This can be counterproductive, if you give in to the tendency too often, or without thinking through the consequences. Saturday evening brings Mars in Scorpio sextile to Jupiter in Virgo, an aspect that encourages you to apply your relentless drive and common sense to ensuring your financial success. Hard work now will profit you greatly in the long run.
The week ends with the Taurus Moon moving into opposition to Mars on Sunday evening. This aspect will have you needing to find the balance between the hard work of always moving toward an objective, and the desire take it easy and indulge the senses. Being pulled in two such opposite directions can cause erratic mood swings, argumentativeness, and a general feeling of touchiness. Be careful of allowing this sense of dis-ease to manifest itself in carelessly spoken words. There can be unpleasant consequences to a sharp or rash tongue today. The best approach is to set aside some time to apply yourself to the tasks at hand, then reward yourself with a sumptuous meal or other sensual indulgence for a job well done.
I hope this helps you have a great week!
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