The Center for the New Age is pleased to present your Free Weekly Horoscope for February 16 – 22, 2020
Mars enters Capricorn (February 16 – March 30) and the main thrust of activities will be inspired by the diligent push of Capricorian persistence. Mars in Capricorn is in the place where it is exalted. Activities will shift towards diligent, ambitious and enterprising endeavors. With Mars in Capricorn, a sense of duty is instilled. Activities, if successfully managed, will produce long lasting results. This is not a good time to create enemies; attitudes created now will produce long-lasting results, and long standing enemies are not a good thing to have when trying to create a sense of forward moving progress.
Jupiter sextile Neptune (February 20 – March 8) is a time when we are seeking inspiration, or when we are inspired to follow a dream or vision or to pursue a cause. We are considering our dreams, imagination, and compassion as we plan out or pursue our objectives, and we may feel supported or encouraged on a spiritual level. We are inclined to see the good in people and situations. This sextile helps us keep a sense of proportion and to consider our morals and spiritual values as we pursue our objectives.
Free Weekly Horoscope for your Sign
Aries: There is such a lot you have to do and the world is likely looking up to you in some way, whether in a professional role you’re playing or some other responsibilities you carry. Either way, this is a week when you’re more likely to be seen, so make sure you’re ready to be in the spotlight and your actions are full of integrity. It is also a time of harvest, when all your past efforts and actions are bearing fruit, so beat=r that in mind when things go well or not so well. You will need to carve out some quiet time or make space for spiritual activities because Mercury turning retrograde in your zone of quiet contemplation suggests that you might benefit from rest or a period of solitude. A balancing act will be required where you can be out in the world doing your thing, along with time to rest and come back to base.
Taurus: Just when you’re gathering speed and seem to be making progress, Mercury turns retrograde and asks you to apply the brakes. Suddenly, you future plans and hopes might not seem clear, or there could be a delay or a problem that prevents you from moving forward. Try to remember there is a method behind the madness, and quite often when things go “wrong,” it is actually an opportunity to re-evaluate and improve the situation. This is not often appreciated until after the event, though, so apply your Taurean patience and know that all is unfolding as it should. Focus on adventure and the possibilities growing in your life, because keeping your vision on the bigger picture will help you deal with the small stuff.
Gemini: It might be time to review your life path as Mercury turns retrograde at the top of your chart. If you don’t feel like you’re fully living your purpose, there are ambitions you’re not fulfilling, or you’ve got potentially successful projects on the backburner, now is the time to bring things down off the shelves, give them a dusting, and bring them back to life. Now you can work through feelings of being stuck. Although Mercury’s backward motion is rarely fun for Geminis, the result in a few weeks’ time will be one of real progress and development. See what begins to occur around you, and read these signs of where you need to direct, or not direct, your energies. Sometimes the universe can be quite definite in showing you where it wants you to go, and this is one of those times so pay attention and heed the signposts.
Cancer: Conflict is never pleasant, but there are times when it helps to bring things to a head. Things can simmer away for months or even years, steadily undermining your relationships. This week, as Mars joins the Moon, Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter in your relationship zone, don’t be surprised if frustration begins to rear its head. Instead of allowing anger to take hold, try to ascertain what’s really niggling you, and then look at how you can work with the other person rather than against them.
Leo: As the Sun enters your zone of rebirth and transformation and Mercury turns retrograde in the same area, you are probably in need of rejuvenation. Look at your life and see what is tired and worn out, or in need of transforming. It could be something you own that could do with sprucing up, a relationship in need or renewal, or you might be in the process of shedding your old skin. Some of this might require a bit of work or courage, depending on the situation, but new energies will be available once you have cleared out the old and purged yourself of what, in some way, has been toxic to your soul.
Virgo: The focus shifts from health, work, and daily affairs to your relationships. This could be a tricky area with Mercury retrograding through this sphere of your life, perhaps drawing your attention to those unions that have room for improvement. It is an ideal time to reconnect with people you haven’t seen for a while and to reconnect with those close to you who have slipped into a void of complacency. This might be an opportunity to practice your listening skills, for good relationships are grounded in strong communication. Or perhaps you need to be the one airing your grievances, but try to do so in an assertive rather than an angry, frustrated, or aggressive way. Whatever the state of your relationships, this is a week when much progress can be made if you are willing to open your heart and meet the other person halfway.
Libra: While you need to keep an eye on how you’re feeling, particularly with regard to domestic matters and family relations, it might be that work and health issues dominate proceedings this week. The whole combination could feel quite stressful, especially from February 19 onward, this is partly due to Mercury turning retrograde in your health and work zone, bringing your attention to things that need sorting in either area. You might be angry or frustrated with issues related to your past. This could be a lot to handle, so the best advice is to forgive those who have hurt you and do your very best to let go of the past. It’s also advisable to adopt a common sense attitude: deal with what you can, and allow the rest to go. Concentrate on your work and your daily affairs. By attending to what you can do rather than what you can’t, you will feel more empowered and in charge of your life.
Scorpio: The theme of self-expression becomes relevant as Mercury retrograde calls your attention to your creative interests. It could be time to dust off that creative project that has sat on the backburner too long. Or it might be that a project grinds to a halt, which could be a sign that a review is called for. This transit will also draw your attention to the amount of fun and joy in your life. If you think your life could do with a bit more color, then remember that you are the artist of your life. You can rewrite your story, change your script, or create a vision of how you would like your life to be. Life is for enjoying, and now is the ideal time to sit down and figure out what you love doing.
Sagittarius: Confucius said, “The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.” How much integrity is in your home? Is everything functioning well? Does it have a sense of harmony, warmth, and togetherness? Or do things feel a bit fractured or discordant? People might be coming and going like ships in the night without really connecting. Aspects of your home might need your attention, from things that need fixing and sorting to DIY jobs that you’ve been putting off. Maybe you’d feel more energized and clearer if you got rid of a few things you don’t really need. Whatever your current situation, your home life is likely to take center stage this week. As Mercury turns retrograde, it might be appropriate to figure out which areas have room for improvement.
Capricorn: With Mercury turning retrograde in your zone of the mind, communication becomes the central issue. For example, how are you getting along with your neighbors or family members? Can you improve relations? Or perhaps communication becomes relevant in a more general way, when it is apparent that how you speak or listen is central to your progress in life.
Aquarius: If it seems that all your energy has deserted you, it might be because you’re channeling it in the wrong direction. A huge amount of planetary energy in the area of soulfulness and retreat makes this less a time for striving and pushing out into the world and more a time of quiet contemplation, rest, and enjoying the simple pleasures of life. At some point, money and material matters are likely to emerge as Mercury turns on its heels, but any problems here could be indicative of a need to switch your focus from mundane matters to the nourishment of your soul. Sometimes you need to take a break from the daily grind, and this is being offered to you now.
Pisces: As Mercury grinds to a halt in your sign, you might want to do the same, but you probably think you have too much to do. This is especially the case as the Sun enters your sign on February 19, giving you a boost of energy and motivation and instilling the desire to get moving. So here we have a conflict of interests – a push-pull effect – and the solution probably lies in recognizing the need to stop pushing in the direction you want to go, and allow yourself to do something different instead. Any glitch in your system, whether this week or during the rest of February, might be an opportunity to wander down a different path, investigate whatever comes up, or simply go with the flow. See where the universe seems to direct you; follow the green lights rather than race through the red.