Your Weekly Horoscopes: February 23 to 29, 2020
The astrological waters have certainly not been calm in 2020—and we are still a little seasick from last week’s storms. But this week begins with a little bit of hope: a new moon in Pisces on the 23rd. Pisces is a sign that is just as wise as it is sensitive. And this lunation is an opportunity to let our imaginations take the wheel. On the 25th, Mercury meets the sun, and we are only halfway through the retrograde! What revelations have come to you as Instagram glitches and lost emails pervade?
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that will provide further insight.)
This week is all about you, Pisces. With a new moon in your sign on the 23rd, you have the chance to click refresh on your entire vibe. Be careful about getting too drastic of a haircut or buying new wardrobe pieces that you’ll regret with Mercury still retrograde. But use this moment as an excuse to express yourself! Sign up for that hip-hop class or tell those jokes at an open mic. On the 25th, you are shocked by a huge turnout at your birthday party.
When was the last time you opened that meditation app? You downloaded it after your last office meltdown, but you only used it one morning before going back to your usual scrolling routine. The new moon in Pisces on the 23rd is an opportunity to revive your relationship to stillness. If you can, log off all the distracting apps for the week and read a book on your commute instead. On the 25th, you notice a tiny detail that would have been overlooked otherwise. Let the world come to you.
This week’s new moon is all about getting in touch with not only your friends and your communities but also with your dreams and your goals. On the 23rd, turn a get-together with friends that would likely have been spent gossiping into a more intentional space. Discuss your goals. Set intentions. Spread out an assortment of magazines, scissors, glue sticks and construction paper to make some vision boards. By the 25th, you have the confidence to reach out to someone who can help you achieve what you envision.
You have been battling the haunted Wi-Fi connections and missed deadlines of Mercury retrograde like a champion. You’re basically an office hero. So at the new moon on the 23rd, take a moment to give yourself some credit. You really can handle things, but are you being recognized for your leadership? What would you like to do next? On the 25th, draft a five-year plan for your career. You only get what you go after.
This week’s new moon is meant for you to expand your horizons, sweet moonchild. Sign up for that yoga teacher training you can’t stop talking (or thinking) about. Grab a coffee with your college mentor who’s been on your mind. Stop daydreaming about fall in Paris and start actually planning the trip (but wait until after Mercury stations direct on March 9 to book the flights!). On the 25th, a sweet confirmation arrives from the universe to assure that whatever it is, you’re making the right decision.
Are there some debts you have to pay, dear Leo? Parking tickets that are haunting you? A state tax error from 2014 that has to be settled? Use the new moon on the 23rd to retrieve your credentials for that oh-so-annoying online payment portal or make that difficult phone call to your accountant. If you get a handle on things early in the week, you may realize by the 25th that the damage is more manageable than you thought. Our skeletons are a lot less scary when they’re out of the closet. Count every little blessing (and bone).
You know which relationships in your life truly lift you up every day. You also know which relationships leave you exhausted, drained or unseen. This week’s new moon on the 23rd falls in the part of your chart that’s all about commitments. You can show up more generously for the people who really matter when you aren’t so caught up in connections you’ve outgrown. On the 25th, cancel on something you didn’t want to go to anyway. Take care of yourself, and you’ll be able to take care of the people who really matter to you.
While Mercury retrograde has been wreaking havoc on your daily grind, you’ve been forced to take a more creative approach to getting through your days. What new sights did you see on your third trip to the post office in one day? What flossing hack did you learn after finally getting in to see the dentist (after a missed appointment)? At the new moon on the 23rd, consider the rituals you can introduce into your life. Drink some warm lemon water while making your coffee. Find joy through switching up your routine.
This week’s new moon is a good omen for your romantic life. Whether you are going on a third date with that hottie you met at your childhood friend’s wedding or committing to the apps for real this time, take a moment on the 23rd to set intentions about what it is you really want. Of course, you hope you’ll find “the one,” but remember that getting to know someone is the fun part! No matter how it all works out, enjoy the ride.
Real talk: Are you ready to upgrade your couch to a sectional? You deserve a chaise. The new moon in Pisces on the 23rd falls in your home sector, so take that as a sign that it’s time to level up. Head to the furniture showroom, but don’t just window-shop. Sit on every sofa that looks good to you. Think about how you could switch up the lighting to make things more chill. It’s nice to remember that you always have options.
With Mercury retrograde in the part of your chart that represents your schedule and your environment, your day-to-day has been…all over the place. And you’re not used to it, are you? Between the car trouble that’s made you late for work (twice) and the constant phone calls from your sister, you’ve had to leave most of your texts unread. Use the new moon on the 23rd as a chance to get real about how you prefer to communicate. Maybe those midnight calls from your sis are too draining. How can you create better boundaries so you can stay on top of what’s important to you, which is, honestly, one of your favorite things?
Mercury retrograde already has you keeping a close eye on your bank account, and the new moon on the 23rd is all about setting intentions to manifest more cash. How can you bring in some new business or get that raise you deserve? We know you like to raise questions, Aquarius, but don’t just ask them, write down concrete answers: You’ll go to that “Women in STEM” networking event; you’ll write up that brag sheet. On the 25th, spend on something a little out of your budget as a promise to yourself that you can make that the norm.