And at this point, I’m sure we’re all asking when can we expect some relief? Or at the very least a little bit of levity? Well, on the 28th there’s a full moon in Leo and though it’s not as buoyant or glamorous as usual—last year’s Leo full moon fell on Oscar night!— why not turn our living rooms into a red carpet gala? Full moons bring culminations, and this one is facing off with optimistic Jupiter and experimental Uranus. The risks we take might be worth the reward. Let’s just be careful about who and what we indulge as Venus also meets up with transformative Pluto on this day, an aspect that can lead to obsessive thoughts and impulsive behavior. Pluto is also about power, though. For example, Beyoncé has Venus conjunct Pluto in her birth chart, so who’s to say there’s nothing beautiful in the underworld?
Mercury retrograde begins on the 30th, and this time the planet of communication is moving backwards in socially conscious and innovative Aquarius. Through February 20th, there will be the usual tech snafus, miscommunications and transportation woes but remember that retrogrades are actually about reviewing, revising and reconnecting. Let’s take a pause before we keep plowing ahead.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that will provide further insight.)