You might feel uncomfortable at the start of this week. On February 17, restrictive and authoritarian Saturn will form a square with erratic and rebellious Uranus. This high-intensity aspect can make you feel like a rocket that could take off at any time. However, instead of feeling ready to let go, you might feel nervous and resistant to change.
While Uranus encourages you to break the chains that hold you back from freedom, Saturn wants to preserve tradition and uphold the rules. As these two planets crash and collide, you might feel like you’re bottling up a ton of conflicting emotions.
The Sun also enters imaginative, spiritual, and intuitive Pisces on February 18. It is the last sign of the zodiac wheel, which represents endings and a sense of completion. You may find yourself looking back in time and ruminating on what happened, seeking a deeper insight into your experiences.
Looking through the lens of the past, you might come across wounds that never really healed or times that you never really healed. Let the Pisces season help you understand what happened so that you can forgive and let go. Free yourself from the grip of your ego and let it all go.
Pisces season may seem like nothing but zen and tranquility, but it starts with an advantage. On February 19, romantic and refined Venus will face primitive and passionate Mars. This energy will bring to the surface hidden tensions and frustrations in your relationships, especially if those frustrations are of a sexual or emotional nature.
While this aspect will likely increase your desire and hunger, it will also increase your anger if you don’t get what you want. Praise the gods of astrology, because, on February 20, Mercury retrograde will finally end in the intellectual and avant-garde Aquarius.
While you will still be dealing with the post-shadow period of this retrograde over the next few weeks, you can expect some of the confusion and disarray of the past few weeks to start to subside. Now that Mercury is direct, you could spend this week picking up the pieces of any damage that might have been done during the retrograde and getting your balance back. Give yourself time.
You may have a goal in mind; a set of aspirations that you have spent a lot of time and energy nurturing. However, this week you might get frustrated with the limitations presented to you as you continue to stick to them.
Do you need to see this through to the end? Or is the freedom of your situation more important to you right now? Take your ego out of the situation. What does your mind need?
You have worked hard to cultivate a certain image of yourself. However, there is a primitive and unpredictable part of you that might not fit this picture. This week, that madness within you will be dangerously close to breaking loose.
It doesn’t have to be the end of the world. In fact, seeing this new part of you might allow other people to relate to you in ways they never had before. Don’t be afraid to be human.
It might seem like the right decision to repeat a set of beliefs until you finally believe them. However, unless you can reconcile the secrets you keep inside, those beliefs can seem empty.
Sometimes it’s just not that deep. This week, you might feel torn between your feelings about something and the facts on the surface. In fact, you might plunge your heart into a feeling to the point that it takes your whole life.
Being a deep feeler is a beautiful thing, but it comes with a sacrifice when you feel too much about something that isn’t worth your time. This week, try to figure out the facts.
No one likes to talk about it, but envy is the cornerstone of so many relationships. Even though there is a lot of love involved, there is always a chance that the urge will seep in when you start to achieve a little bit of success.
Whether you feel that urge or someone in your life envies you, don’t let yourself feel small. Refuse to let someone else’s path dictate your own in any way, shape, or form.
An open mind is what you need, but that doesn’t mean you have to go completely wrong. Think about how you can invite a little leeway and room for spontaneous opportunities. Life is not a set of rules to follow.
If you find it hard to believe in yourself, you may need to take drastic measures to regain your sense of yourself. Be careful not to make impulsive decisions or go too fast. Instead, focusing on self-care might realign your mind.
Your instinct may be to rampage aggressively, but if you can’t take it, think twice before handing it out. Expressing your emotions, which can be heavy, through art could be your saving grace this week. Harness these complex energies.
Difficult times can provide you with the opportunity to work at communicating more effectively. Reconsider ways in which you could express changing developments with your clients, colleagues, and superiors.
There’s a reason delayed gratification tastes so sweet and that’s because sweetness has been deprived for so long. This week, you might feel torn between your desire to keep up all your hard work and your desire to blow it all away for a fun time.
However, there is a way to find a balance between work and play and it is not an “all or nothing” situation. Discover ways to treat and reward yourself along the way.
Don’t be mad at yourself if you don’t know how to break free yet. After all, it is an ongoing process. It all starts with recognizing these patterns when you see them. Work on identifying them.
This week, you might feel torn between keeping your secrets and finally talking about them. However, there is more to it than just keeping your secrets. When you open up to others, are you speaking the whole truth?
Do you fully understand your own truth? This week, the weight of it all could put pressure on your lips. Be careful with whom you share your words. Think twice before you keep the secrets that need to be said.