Your Weekly Horoscopes: February 14 to 20, 2021
Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day. But astrologically, we’re celebrating Pisces season which begins on the 18th! Happy birthday to all of our tender, loving fish like Olivia Wilde, Justin Bieber and Lupita Nyong’o. The switch from fixed in its ways Aquarius—where needless to say, things have gotten quite stuffy over the last few weeks—to mutable Pisces feels like that first sip of water after waking up parched. Here’s what’s refreshingly in store for your weekly horoscopes.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that will provide further insight.)
Happy birthday, Pisces! Your empathetic and sensitive self has been feeling the heaviness of the last month more intensely than most of your friends, to the point where you’ve almost felt numb to the pain. But with your season kicking off on the 18th, it’s like a switch flips and you suddenly remember that you have a body. If you can, book a massage immediately and treat yourself to bath bombs, essential oils and exfoliating brushes for extra TLC at home too.
This week’s mantra: Work out all the knots.
Your best-laid plans for cuddling on the couch and binging Buffy the Vampire Slayer on the 14th are interrupted when you end up mediating a work argument. It started on Slack, moved to passive aggressive texts and escalated to a phone call from your boss. Mercury retrograde strikes again. Pisces season begins on the 18th, though, which kicks off a month for you to lay low, turn off notifications—at least on the weekend—and let someone else do the dirty work of helping everyone get along.
This week’s mantra: Solve one fight at work and don’t start another one.
Aquarius season was stressful. Did you get through it without stress-cutting your own bangs? Luckily Pisces season begins on the 18th—lighting up your community sector—and your vibe for the month is too blessed to be stressed. Your friend Doordashes you Thai food just because. Your intern—who you thought would never forgive you for that one data entry nightmare project—writes you a heartfelt note. While everything’s going your way, try to also book an appointment with your stylist and clean up that shag.
This week’s mantra: I get by with a little help from my friends.
Watch what you say this week, Gemini. Though Pisces season begins on the 18th, launching a month of increased visibility for you, your ruling planet, Mercury, is still retrograde, and you never know who might twist your words. Telling one seemingly secretive friend about your plans to go full-time with your side hustle next year starts the rumor mill and snowballs into an awkward confrontation with your partner. Mercury goes direct on the 20th, which clears up some confusion but unfortunately only encourages more gossip.
This week’s mantra: Think before you speak.
This week, the moon is getting a glow up and so are you Cancer. With the sun moving into your fellow water sign of Pisces on the 18th, your perpetual Sunday scaries are no more. You discover that the things you’ve been hesitant to do—like chopping your hair, chatting with your gyno about fertility, diving into the sea of wedding planning or getting quotes at that senior care facilty for your aging dad—are the key to breaking up quarantine monotony. Though keeping the momentum is a challenge in itself, it’s a huge relief to simply get moving.
This week’s mantra: Movement requires momentum.
You’ve spent Aquarius season confronting your biggest intimacy blocks and realizing over and over again that relationships of all kinds are hard! And though this Valentine’s Day doesn’t bring any romantic escapism, Mercury retrograde meets expansive Jupiter opening the floodgates for you and your partner to have a major heart to heart. Pisces season begins on the 18th, and though you’re feeling more seen and heard, you’re not off the hook from those couple’s therapy sessions just yet.
This week’s mantra: The couple that cries together, stays together.
Life would be a lot easier if you could clone yourself, wouldn’t it? One of you could teach your 7-year-old math while the other could finally work out on the Peloton that’s collecting dust in the basement. Pisces season begins on the 18th though and is here to remind you that while you don’t have a clone, you do have a girlfriend, husband, BFF, work wife etc. whose job it is to pick up your slack. Start putting your partnership to work.
This week’s mantra: Sharing (responsibilities) is caring.
Though you usually love playing into the Hallmark-of-it-all on Valentine’s Day—spoiling yourself and your lover with flowers, dressing up in some over-the-top lingerie and even getting crafty with the kids—you’re just not feeling it this year. That’s OK! Venus squares Mars on the 19th though, an aspect that either stokes the passion or the tension. So reschedule your Valentine’s date for this day if you want to avoid channeling that energy into a heated lover’s brawl instead. (Or bring it on and be ready for some hot makeup sex!)
This week’s mantra: The mood can’t be forced!
Valentine’s Day might come and go as a bit of a disappointment this year, Scorpio. You’ve been nonstop working on yourself: saying positive affirmations in the mirror, turning off your electronics by 9 p.m. and chugging a gallon of water per day. You’re loving yourself—which you’ve been told is the first step to being loved by someone else!—but your flirty DMs are going unanswered. What gives? Thankfully Pisces season begins on the 18th, lighting up your pleasure sector, and reminding you that when all else fails, you at least have your vibrator.
This week’s mantra: You’re no angel, but patience is a virtue.
Having no access to adventure—even the simplest hit of serotonin that you used to get from meandering in the vegan chocolate aisle at the bougie health food store—has left you totally depressed. On the 14th, Mercury retrograde meets up with Jupiter and you’re inspired to go on an impromptu drive—solo or with your love…or dog (that dog car seat was the best investment you made in quarantine). You’ve got snacks, Coldplay’s discography and the open road to bring back your inspiration. Pisces season begins on the 18th and opens up a literal pandora’s box of DIY projects to keep busy at home. Could this be the end of boredom?
This week’s mantra: Make your own fun.
Aquarius season was a constant slog of feeling undervalued. Launching a business is hard! Staying positive at work during a pandemic is hard! But with Pisces season kicking off on the 18th, you can refocus your energy to your environment. Who’s allowed to take up your precious time? And what’s even more important, what things do you want surrounding you? Make time at the end of the week to not only deep clean your WFH office space but redecorate as well.
This week’s mantra: Sometimes all you need is a clean desk and a blank slate.
It’s been a turbulent birthday month for you, and Pisces season kicking off on the 18th feels like stepping into an actual Jacuzzi spa of relief. The attention has been nice, but for someone who prefers the sidelines, it’s been way too much of a “good thing.” With the sun now highlighting your finance sector, it’s time to face your credit card statements and see how much damage you did ordering constant delivery and stress shopping while feeling the heat.
This week’s mantra: The storm’s over so what’s the damage?