Mercury goes retrograde Feb. 23 through Mar. 17. Work with it, people.
March 21-April 19
Keep your thinking focused on building this week, Aries. Whether you are at the brainstorming phase, you’ve only got a floor plan, or you are deep in construction, you have a lot more to execute on the material plane to get where you want to be. Vision, patience and perseverance will get you there.
April 20-May 20
It is not cruel to be upfront with others. It often feels bad when someone corrects us or is super direct, but that doesn’t mean it is bad. This week, practice honesty in a compassion sandwich! Present what’s true for you with kindness and concern; don’t water down it to make it more digestible for others.
May 21-June 21
Sometimes you need to risk your safety in the short term in order to create lasting security in the long run, Gemini. There are ways that you have been doing things that are familiar and therefore feel reliable, but they really bring you to the same brick wall time and again. Create steady foundations this week.
June 22-July 22
The people closest to us tend to expect us to remain the same or to change in tandem with them. This week you are being challenged to be true to yourself, even if that means disappointing the expectations of others. Be yourself, and allow space and time for your life to adjust to your new and improved ways.
July 23-Aug. 22
Connecting with what most nurtures you will help turn things in the right direction this week. You are changing and nothing will fortify you more than friendship, warmth and loving connection. Support yourself by leaning on others and you will see paths open up to you that will bring you where you need to be.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
You need to let go of something, Virgo, and if you do you will find that the room it creates is exactly what’s needed to let even better stuff to come in to. Stay open hearted this week as you experiment with different ways of relating to what you desire and the things standing your way.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
Everybody is scared and often unconsciously trying to protect themselves from whatever demons they most fear. If things go wrong do not assume the worst, Libra. Take on the perspective that other folks are trying just as hard as you are to carve out some safety and happiness, and see how that changes your perspective.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
The worst tricks can be played on your heart by your own mind. Don’t buy any over-rationalized reasons for why you can’t have love and happiness in your life. Follow the will of your heart, even if you have an impressive list of reasons why that’s not safe. If love weren’t so valuable you wouldn’t be so scared, Scorpio.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
No matter how restless you are, don’t go stirring things up this week. Accepting people or situations as they are is hard, especially when you have super-sonic vision when it comes to perceiving potential. Acknowledge where things stand before you try to shove your vision down others’ throats just to have it backfire on you, pal.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
Don’t add anything new to your plate this week, because it’s hard enough managing what you’ve already got, Cap. Let things develop before you make your next moves. You are not locked in to your commitments; you can always change your mind. Be patient and tolerate your worries about what comes next.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
When you have bad dreams or restless nights it’s generally your subconscious trying to work something out that you are unwilling or unable to look at with your waking mind. Try recording your dreams this week to help see what they are reflecting back to you. Repression will get you nowhere, Aquarius.
Feb. 19-March 20
Be the agent of change, the plumber to your leaks, the landscaper of your own garden. This week you should strive to be pro-active in creating the circumstances you want instead of just wishing things were different. You have the raw materials; all you need now is enough self-confidence to use them.