Pisces The Fish (Feb. 18-March 19)
You may be caught in a conflict that seems inexplicable to you. The Other is angry over an event from the past. If you value the relationship, you probably should listen. Don't get defensive. Meanwhile, the realm of teaching, communication and social life is favored.
For All Signs: Mercury, ancient god of travel, communications and routine business, has begun a retrograde cycle, and on March 12 the retrograde is making a clear turn to the rear. He turns direct on April 4. Standard astrological advice suggests: 1) Delay the initiation of important new projects. 2) Use this time to research and investigate alternatives for action but make no final costly decisions on major plans. 3) Avoid writing or signing contracts. Often there are loopholes or missing parts that can create difficulties later. 4) Avoid major purchases of transportation or communication equipment. The time is most favorably used to compare alternatives, research details, finish projects started long ago or look deeply into one's interior psyche (i.e., hypnosis, prayer, meditation, psychotherapy). Whatever is lost or misplaced on a Mercury retrograde will resurface.
Aries: This is a powerful time to consider your spiritual purposes. It is all too easy for the Maya, the things of the world, to overwhelm every waking minute, leaving no time for the higher goals. If you notice fatigue, disappointment or depression at this time, stop. Be still and listen for the Voice deep within your soul.
Taurus: At last! The Sun shines through and there is a breakthrough of the clouds in your life. You may become the leader in a project that will be good for many. Love life appears or perhaps it improves and you are enjoying your roles in life. This is a time in which you may realize that your struggles have been worth the effort.
Gemini: Information has been flying your way thick and fast. A surprise concerning a friend or a family member might have you reeling. This is a good week to let yourself be quiet while you absorb the changes that have come your way. If you feel edgy, transfer that energy to physical exercise.
Cancer: You may feel trapped in a conflict over whether to tend to the needs of your community or stay home and tend to your personal business. Do the best you can to achieve a modified response. It is likely that if you answer the call to make a choice, you will feel slightly resentful because you cannot do both.
Leo: This week is about finding healing on either the physical or emotional levels. You may be the healer or the healee. If a friendship or a more significant relationship needs mending, now is the time to do so. The willingness to open your heart and mind to give and to receive is yours at this time.
Virgo: Take every precaution not to abuse your body during this period. Drugs or alcohol could have peculiar side effects that you don't understand. You are in a low physical cycle and will be unable to push yourself as hard as normal on any physical task. If you are affected emotionally, try not to worry about it.
Libra: The area of shared resources is propitious during this whole month. Those resources may include money, time, debt owed to you, or property value. Examples: partner's income, stock or bond values, tax returns, or anything else that you share with another. Opportunities to share intimately with another promote life energy.
Scorpio: The next couple of weeks are especially good for discussing important subjects with partners. You each are in a cooperative frame of mind and communications flow well. You can give and receive mutual help at this time and improve the overall energy in the relationship.
Sagittarius: An opportunity is coming any day now to increase your income via a work opportunity. It is possible that if you agree to do some small thing in good spirits, the work will become a project that grows to your benefit. If you are already employed, you likely will get approval for a job that has been pending.
Capricorn: Venus, moves into the sector of life related to children, recreation and romance. The goddess of love is happy in this territory and often brings new energy and light wherever she goes. Success comes to those who have been working on a project that will contribute to the Greater Good.
Aquarius: This is an unusually quiet week with no new planetary action. It is quite possible that you stepped away from one of your ongoing projects in Feb. Letting go of that energy drain was good for you and the fatigue may just be catching up to you on your calendar. Take a break, even if only this week.
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