Illustrations by Amanda Lanzone

Weekly Horoscope: February 4 - 10

The week kicks off with a new moon in Aquarius!

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Feb 4 2019, 2:43pm

Illustrations by Amanda Lanzone

On Sunday night, Venus, the planet of love, money, and values, entered hardworking Capricorn. As we lead up to Valentine’s Day, expect to romanticize the physical places and material things of the past that support your current bond (or singlehood). Like its opposite sign Cancer, Capricorn is sentimental about the past, regardless of how professional and cool the seagoat might act.

The work week begins with a new moon in Aquarius on Monday, February 4 at 4:04 PM, helping us rationalize things with an incredible amount of clarity. With this new moon we can process our feelings and appropriately compartmentalize them in order to get in touch with our ambitions and future plans. During the new moon in Aquarius, it will be easy to confront our emotions and understand why we feel what we feel.

As the week draws to a close, our ideas and plans initiated during the new moon find assistance and see reality when the sun gently harmonizes with generous Jupiter on Thursday at 7:33 PM—a lucky moment where we can reach out for whatever help is needed. If we get some collaboration going, the planetary weather of this week will support us. After all, Aquarius season is the time for teamwork. Instructions and directions are communicated with clarity when messenger Mercury gently harmonizes with action planet Mars at 8:25 PM, encouraging strong leadership and good sportsmanship—two key elements of legendary performance.

We’ll be thinking outside of the box this weekend. On Saturday, Mercury gently harmonizes with rebellious Uranus, creating a hotbed for collaborative ideas to turn into something brilliant. Someone might share an idea that shocks you—Uranus can be unsettling—but can lead to critical thinking. With help from friends, we can come up with some wild ideas—some truly weird and groundbreaking things the world has never seen before. Early Sunday morning, communication planet Mercury enters Pisces at 5:51 AM, putting us onto a psychic level of empathy.

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Aquarius (January 19 - February 18)

A new moon on your horizon fertilizes the soil for new beginnings, and on a deeper level, gives you a refreshed perspective that helps you compartmentalize your feelings. Going out early in the week or spending some time online allows you to share these new revelations with your community, and to be inspired by their philosophies, as this new moon harmonizes with philosophical Jupiter. You can put your ideas into action with the help of a close friend or relative on Thursday, when Mercury gently harmonizes with action planet Mars. You have some surprising news to share on Friday as Mercury connects with rebellious Uranus. As Mercury spends its final moments in your sign Saturday, you are pressured to get things off your chest.

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Pisces (February 18 - March 20)

Catch up on your rest early in the week, Pisces. During the new moon in Aquarius, you’re going to feel like sleeping in and being alone, as it takes place in a quiet and isolated sector of your chart. Good art requires seclusion. This sort of isolation is conducive for catching up on work this week. On Thursday, you can see some progress from your self-isolation as the sun harmonizes with generous Jupiter in your career sector. But double check your budget, since there will be the temptation to overspend on Thursday when Mercury contacts Mars in your house of finances. Early Sunday morning, Mercury enters Pisces, beginning an increased period of mental clarity and giving you a way with words.

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Aries (March 20 - April 19)

Monday’s new moon in Aquarius sets the table for new friends to be made, and with the moon’s connection to Jupiter, you’re in the position to share warmth and ideas that uplift your metaphorical dinner party. Use this time to plant the seeds that will help you bring positivity into your community. Thursday is a great day for you to take the lead and share your future vision, as your planetary ruler Mars connects with messenger Mercury. Some surprising online gossip rocks your world on Friday, when Mercury connects with rebellious Uranus—but lightning is a fertilizer, making your ideas more brilliant. Your Rube Goldberg machine of a brain slows down on Sunday morning as Mercury enters Pisces, putting you in a dreamier place.

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Taurus (April 19 - May 20)

A promotion or new responsibilities at work are in order with Monday’s new moon in Aquarius, occurring in your house of career. You come into a new understanding of your objective place in the complicated world, comprehending what you’re known for on a personal level, and exactly how that pays off—so you better work it! Plus, with your planetary ruler Venus in hard-working Capricorn, you’re increasingly aware of the products you’re putting out into the world, and how your output reflects your core beliefs. We all have to make money. As messenger Mercury enters Pisces on Sunday, this week marks the beginning of a period when networking opportunities will help you tap into some deep pockets.

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Gemini (May 20 - June 21)

The new moon in Aquarius brings new places to travel and concepts to learn on Monday afternoon. A study buddy, or someone with intellectual stamina who can expand their horizons with you, is definitely the way to go, as this new moon connects with generous Jupiter in your partnerships sector. On Thursday, your planetary ruler Mercury gently connects with action planet Mars, helping to put your ideas in motion—but it’s on you to speak them into existence! Something you read online rocks your world on or around Friday afternoon, giving you some fresh inspiration. A period of career development begins as Mercury enters Pisces on Sunday morning.

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Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Your planetary ruler is the Moon, so new moons are your bread and butter, Cancer. You can always count on a new moon to give you a breath of fresh air! This Monday, the new moon in Aquarius is transformative, occurring in your house of death (or shared resources or intimacy, for the faint of heart). Take the time early in the week to listen to other people. Knowing where they’re coming from and being able to rationalize that will help deepen your empathy. Talking about getting paid for what you’re contributing to the pot is on the table Thursday, when Mercury gently harmonizes with warrior Mars—just be careful and avoid bickering.

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Leo (July 22 - August 23)

A new moon in your opposite sign Aquarius early in the week brings a breath of fresh air into your relationships. Your ability to understand others and be understood is heightened. De-escalating and talking it out is encouraged. This new moon is perfect for enjoying the company of others—they will make you laugh and feel good, and maybe even become your new best friend. Productive debates can happen on Thursday, when communication planet Mercury gently harmonizes with warrior Mars—that is, if everyone stays civil and mature. This leads to inventive ideas and a shift in higher beliefs when Mercury connects with rebellious Uranus on Friday. As Mercury moves from your partnerships sector to your intimacy sector on Sunday morning, expect some urgent news to reach you this weekend.

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Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo is a sign known for routines and habits. Monday’s new moon brings a breath of fresh air to your life that gives you the capacity to pick up a good habit, presenting a break in your routine that helps you build a healthier and more productive future. Changing something about your home office, like getting a standing desk or starting a meal prep routine, will put you years ahead of everyone else. Some bureaucratic hiccups occur near the end of the week, as your planetary ruler Mercury gently connects with argumentative Mars and unexpected Uranus. Early Sunday morning, Mercury will enter your partnerships sector, which is kept by sensitive Pisces, encouraging other people in your life to be more open and talkative.

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Libra (September 22 - October 23)

Home is where the heart is—especially since last Sunday night, when your planetary ruler, romantic Venus, entered the domestic sector of your chart. Family (and keeping a cute bedroom) takes the reigns now. This new moon in Aquarius brings you new friendships, passions, and artistic breadth! You’re now planting seeds for something truly beautiful—enjoy it! Some constructive and healthy debates are on the agenda near the end of the week when messenger Mercury gently connects with warrior Mars and rebellious Uranus—whatever rocks you will just serve as fuel for your creative agenda. Life gets busier on Sunday morning as Mercury enters your house of work and routine, beginning a period of running errands and logistical sorting.

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Scorpio (October 23 - November 22)

Your life is quite busy at the moment, with your aggressive planetary ruler Mars in fiery Aries—you’re fighting to take care of your commitments to others, making it harder to focus on yourself. With this new moon in Aquarius on Monday, a deep rumination about your past helps ground you as you come to terms with and process the place where you are now. Calling your family, or the people who have supported you from a young age, gives you a morale boost that encourages you to keep fighting. Ask your roommates (or family) to give you a help with the workload this week—it’ll take some things off of your hands, as communication planet Mercury gently connects with Mars on Thursday evening.

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Sagittarius (November 21 - December 21)

Fresh approaches to communication come with Monday’s new moon in Aquarius—whether you find a new favorite emoji (the bagel is an excellent choice), a new favorite way to text people, or a new format for your blog, you’ll be thinking 100 years into the future. Aquarius is generations ahead of the game, and so is your lexicon, so let it rip. Get weird! Communication planet Mercury will be gently harmonizing with Mars in your house of self-expression, and then with rebellious Uranus later in the week, so you’re encouraged to make space and let yourself get messy and creative. When Mercury enters Pisces early Sunday morning, you will be able to source inspiration from your past as deep memories resurface.

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Capricorn (December 21 - January 19)

Aquarius is your house of “personal resources”—this means money, but also your self-esteem, which is absolutely something that supports and nourishes you on a material level. Early in the week, there is a new moon in Aquarius, giving you a refreshed approach to your resources. It’s a time for optimism and self-empowerment. If your bank account is looking rickety, you can take the first steps towards abundance now. Some bickering at home about who paid for what comes later in the week as Mercury gently harmonizes with warrior Mars and electric Uranus. Pressure is taken off of your wallet early Sunday morning when Mercury enters Pisces, beginning a period of empathetic communication and artistic flair.

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