Astrology by Lisa Stardust for The Hoodwitch
This week brings many planetary changes that will force us all to make major decisions in our lives. The good news is that we get a second chance at the choices made this week, due to Mercury’s moonwalk that begins after Valentine’s Day. Beware of exes resurfacing and foggy thinking. Most importantly, it’s important that we be kind to others and ourselves.
We kick off the week with Venus, who’s in Aries, squaring off with the Nodes of Destiny on the 13th. We’ll all be making relationship and investment decisions the day before Valentine’s Day. Hopefully, we choose wisely. The Third Quarter Moon in Scorpio occurs on the 15th, allowing us to remove obstacles that stand in our way to success. Mercury, who entered its pre-retrograde zone on February 2nd, turns retrograde on the 16th in illusive a Pisces. The retrograde will last until March 9th and the post-retrograde period (AKA retroshade) will continue until March 29th. Mars enters Capricorn on the 16th, giving a powerful punch of energy to our lives. The week ends with the Sun entering tender Pisces on the 18th, setting off a month of creativity, intuition, and mysticism.
With Valentine’s Day occurring this week, it’s important that we give ourselves a whole lotta love. While it may be tempting to give your heart and affections to another, it’s important that we honor ourselves and give TLC to the most important relationship in the world — the one we have with ourselves.
March 21 - April 19
You hold the truth and wisdom within — especially in your dreams. Tune into your psychic visions (which will appear in your dreams) and make note of them in the morning or after you wake up. Dream journaling will prove to be extremely efficient this week, as it will open your mind to your subconscious. Not only that, but, you’ll notice that you know all the answers to your problems.
April 20 - May 20
You may feel as if you’re losing track of your personal goals this week, which may require you to have a moment of introspection. You’ll be able to reassess your ideas and put your hopes into motion if you believe in yourself. While your peers will offer you support, you’ll choose to walk this journey on your own as it’s your duty to yourself to resolve your own issues now.
May 21 - June 20
Be as clear as you can when talking to your friends, family, colleagues, and lovers to ensure that there’s no room for confusion. Being direct with them will not only help you gain clarity, it’ll also allow you to avoid messy confrontations over situations that could have easily been avoided. Your current attitude may be tough for others to understand — but it’ll help you to assert and express yourself.
June 21 - July 22
Opening yourself up to new possibilities will seem hard, especially when your heart is yearning for the past. While you can’t go back in a time machine and change your former decisions (which are impacting your current life choices), you can augment past ideas that never came to fruition. It’s the time to bring these implement old dreams into reality — now that you know how to make them work.
July 23 - August 22
It’s important for you to be aware of the energy you let into your life this week. Implementing boundaries with others may be challenging, but essential for your mental and emotional well being. In order to assess your feelings and set limits, try classifying your friends into different categories in order to clearly understand how you can remain on good terms while imposing some much needed boundaries in the relationship.
August 23 - September 22
Be careful about the assumptions you make about those in your inner circle, as you may reverse your feelings over the next few days. It’s easy to get wrapped up in believing the worst in others. You’ll come to find that you made the wrong decision about a relationship and wish to make amends with them. It may take a moment before they forgive you. But, they will over time.
September 23 - October 22
Past projects can resurface now, which may create a lot of frustration with your plans for this week. Try to allot yourself extra time to ensure you can have time to finish such endeavors. Don’t over stress, as you’ll be able to get all of your work completed. If you need more time, your boss will gladly give you a few extra days to finish up tasks without any stress.
October 23 - November 21
Your romantic sensors are at a high, as well as your sentimental side — which many enable an ex to resurrect themselves on Valentine’s Day. Rather than indulging the fantasy or past emotions that existed in the relationship from resurfacing, give them a challenge. Don’t make it easy for them to come back whenever they please. Make them work for your love. They’ll have to prove themselves this time around.
November 22 - December 21
It’s never too late to change the past — even if it means expressing your flaws to those you care about. You may not want to admit you’ve been wrong about matters, but you will find solace in confronting the past and making amends with those who you’ve had conflict with. If you don’t want to interact with them, you can send them love and light, then let it go.
December 22 - January 19
Always the busy bee, you may feel that you’re overstretched for time this week. Your hard working ways have left you depleted in all areas of your life — Fuchs may result in exhaustion, which is why it’s important to know your limits and to not overdo it. Also, adding more self-care to your daily routine will help you to restore your vibe. Most importantly, take a moment to relax.
January 20 - February 18
Lately, you’ve gotten back into the swing of things — you’ve started to feel more positive around the direction of your life and have found purpose in your personal goals. Your newly found positive vibes will be tested this week because you may feel less than amazing when you’re overlooked by your friends. Don’t allow your confidence to dwindle as a result of this situation. You’ll be riding high soon.
February 19 - March 20
You may feel as if there’s a heavy energy following you around. Rather than surrender to the vibe, try to work your personal magic around clearing the energy. This will require some work on your part, but with the right tools you can rid your space and aura of toxicity. A Himalayan salt bath will help detox your body. Florida Water and Palo Santo will change the atmosphere around you.