Welcome to February! Mercury is still retrograde, and we’re still here! Love planet Venus leaves diligent Capricorn for eccentric Aquarius on the 1st—joining the sun, Mercury retrograde, Jupiter and Saturn for a massive pileup in the water bearer’s sign. Watch out for intriguing strangers and keep your heart open to out-of-the-ordinary connections. We only live once, so why not test our boundaries? We reach a crossroads on the same day as the sun (our life force) squares off with Mars (our drive), forcing us to make a difficult or heartbreaking decision.
Things are then quiet on the cosmic front until the 6th when Venus meets up with steady Saturn while also squaring disruptive Uranus. Saturn wants us to follow the rules while Uranus wants us to go a different way. Together, these aspects have us considering the importance of our relationships and devising ways to keep them thriving in our new normal. Virtual connection isn’t going away so how can we make it work for us?
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that will provide further insight.)
Venus enters your sign on the 1st and though you’re feeling the pressure, this transit has you wanting to look and feel your best while you put in the work. Though Mercury is still retrograde meaning that any clothes or makeup your order might come with delays or have to be returned, it’s a great week to vision board a more futuristic style. What do you want to be wearing while you take over the world? Dust off that Pinterest account and start manifesting!
This week’s mantra: Even heroes have to look good.
For the last few weeks, you’ve been struggling to give yourself a break. You know that you need to rest and recove,r but something keeps pushing you back into the action. Venus entering Aquarius on the 1st reminds you that isolation doesn’t have to be lonely. As Gwen Stefani once sang, it can be a “Sweet Escape”! On the 6th, you’re inspired to book a (safe) getaway, take a restorative yoga class or schedule blocks of time to meditate in advance. The world is your oyster when you let yourself embrace stillness.
This week’s mantra: Want to get better? Create your own world.
Venus moves into your social sector on the 1st bringing good feels to your friend group or amongst your coworkers (or both!). Simultaneously though, you get some unexpected news from one of them that makes you feel inadequate or jealous of their success. Just because your BFF got a raise and you’re in a rut, doesn’t mean you’re any less valuable. How can you keep building others up without accidentally bringing yourself down? Your work right now is to establish your place in the community.
This week’s mantra: When one of us thrives, we all thrive.
Venus’s move into Aquarius on the 1st brings you the recognition that you’ve been craving at work, proving to even your harshest critics (mostly yourself) that you’ve got this! Enjoy this confidence boost while you can because when the love and connection planet clashes with Saturn and Uranus on the 6th, you’re going to want to abandon your current project for a new one. Before throwing out the entire plan though, consider what systems and strategies can be repurposed for your next endeavor.
This week’s mantra: Keep going.
Love planet Venus enters your fellow air sign Aquarius on the 1st, which lifts your spirits and makes you feel more connected to the people in your life. You’ve known about the work you have to do, but now you feel less alone and you’re finally excited about doing it! With Venus clashing with Uranus on the 6th though, watch out for letting your existential thoughts get the best of you. Some things are just out of your control and you don’t need to solve every problem. Start with getting serious about your own dreams.
This week’s mantra: No one is alone.
Venus moves into Aquarius and your shared resources sector this week, putting further emphasis on your need to get serious about your loans, investments and schemes to get paid. Though this has mostly felt like hard work with little reward for the last few weeks, you’re finally getting the sense that what you’re doing now is going to have a major benefit later. Don’t sell all your stocks just because you’re bored! Keep waiting it out. On the 6th, listen to your friend when she comes to you with some unexpected financial advice.
This week’s mantra: Play the long game.
Some unexpected—but exceedingly positive!—career news on the 1st boosts your confidence while also putting stress on your relationship. Maybe you just started seeing someone and your work schedule makes it so that you can’t see each other as often. Maybe you have a job offer that will put your budding partnership on hold! Remember not to be selfish. This decision isn’t only about you. How can you make big moves while keeping your love in mind?
This week’s mantra: Together is better.
The work never seems to end, especially now that your ruling planet Mercury is retrograde in your daily grind sector. Love planet Venus moving into Aquarius on the 1st though helps you see the bright side of these super busy and stressful days. You’re so much closer to building your own tiny empire! More responsibilities pile onto your plate on the 6th but some unexpected advice from a mentor helps you figure out how to juggle all the pieces. Remember that you can always ask for help. Try to delegate.
This week’s mantra: There’s light at the end of the tunnel.
Your ruling planet, Venus, glides into Aquarius and your pleasure sector on the 1st. During most years, this transit would signal a renaissance for your dating life or artistic projects. This year though, you’re more focused on breaking bad habits than having a whirlwind romance to gossip about over brunch. Nevertheless, you’re still feeling flirty and optimistic. Then on the 6th, someone you just started seeing surprises you when they divulge that they’re already ready to commit. It’s scary but why not see how it goes?
This week’s mantra: Trust your gut, but don’t let yourself off the hook.
Whether you’ve been diligently working through some family drama or you’ve dedicated yourself to cleaning up your house to sell later this spring, you’re feeling purposeful yet isolated as the week begins. On the 1st, though you’re tempted to blow off your responsibilities to indulge a former lover, consider if that decision is going to come back to haunt you. If you keep working now, things will feel lighter by the end of the month.
This week’s mantra: Stay in your own lane.
You’re booked, busy and totally burnt out this week, Sagittarius. Do you even remember a time when things felt more chill? On the 1st, as the sun squares off with Mars, extra responsibilities wreak havoc on your schedule, and you’re forced to cancel a meeting for an upcoming project to handle a mini crisis. As the week progresses, you begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel with Venus in Aquarius reminding you that there are many different ways to communicate your ideas.
This week’s mantra: Don’t forget about the future.
Venus moves into your finance sector on the 1st and all those budgets that have been causing headaches for weeks start feeling kind of…fun? Could this really be happening? Though you’re tempted to blow all of your savings on something you want rather than on something you need, you’re realizing that there is no abundance without patience. On the 6th, use some of your extra cash to level up your skincare, makeup or wardrobe for future dates or job interviews. It’s OK to splurge on a good investment.