The New Moon today reminds you of the need to recharge before moving forward, dear Aries. Even so, it’s also bringing you a fresh start, and there can be work to do regarding putting a long-standing problem behind you. You might instead become aware of the need for more rest and perhaps some seclusion or special attention to your private life. A new cycle of rest and replenishment is upon you. It’s a period of letting go, reviewing, and recharging your batteries, both spiritual and physical. Circumstances are such that they force your attention to your spiritual needs and mental health. A Venus-Neptune alignment also occurs now, and it strongly ties in with this New Moon, gaining more power. This transit can cast romantic or mysterious energy over the week. Something secret or private draws you in, or you view others in a compassionate light. Consider that you might over-idealize a situation, particularly a financial or romantic one. You see the subtler side of things and people. Making personal sacrifices seems to come naturally right now. There might be benefits coming your way from an unexpected source or joy felt for helping someone.
You feel readier to embrace new methods and attitudes this week, dear Taurus, leaving behind those no longer serving your growth. You recognize your need to get on top of your income, security, and personal possessions, and as you do, your attention to your career and responsibilities improves. You’re more able to focus and prioritize as a result. Quiet activities continue to figure strongly as the Moon finishes up its transit of your home and family sector in the first half of today. After this, you’re more prepared to share yourself with the rest of the world. The Moon heads into your sector of joy, creativity, and self-expression for a couple of days.
A Mercury-Mars square can find you feeling a little mentally restless in the first half of today, dear Gemini. Avoid hasty and impatient behavior now, particularly with communications and moving about. You can experience some irritability if you face obstacles to your plans or missing information. You may need to slow down and think up a better approach. You might be feeling as if you are in the dark on a specific matter, and it can eat away at you, but only if you let it. Disagreements can all too quickly escalate with this transit in play. While you could be seeking instant gratification, the results are not going to satisfy you in the long term. It becomes far easier to let go of mental paths that are frustrating you as the day advances. It’s a good idea to decompress and unburden with a New Moon occurring tomorrow.
The Moon heads into your sector of home, safety, and familiarity today, dear Cancer, and you’re ready to unwind. While early today can stir tensions or buried frustrations, the day advances with more ease. Venus enters an intimate, complex sector of your solar chart today, influencing this house until the 25th. It’s a transit that can pull up important themes of passion, attachment, and intensity in your love life or relationship with yourself. You more easily attract support, and you can be more involved with others’ resources and talents. If you could use a loan or benefit from smoothing over differences with financial or intimate matters, this can be the best time of the year to do so. Your love nature runs a little deeper now.
Good energy is with you for harmonizing and connecting with others, dear Leo. Making peace with someone from your past or present can be in focus — the key is to break free from outdated relating patterns. Personal and social needs blend well now. You’re dealing with reasonable, fair, and balanced people, or your unique approach to others brings out their sense of fairness. Debates, counseling sessions, consultations, brainstorming, and any other interpersonal problem-solving and decision-making can be wonderfully successful now. You are not only interested in coming to surface peace and harmony — you’re willing to go further with this and make sure to get to the core of problems.
The Moon’s transit of your busy solar third house today stimulates your curiosity, dear Virgo. Mercury, your planetary ruler, moves into your work and health sector today. Until March 15th, you might frequently focus on and perhaps fret about the details of your life. Your thoughts and conversations often turn to work, health, and practical matters. It’s a decent time to learn new skills, particularly practical ones, and seek information that helps you improve your work, health, routines, and habits. Haste makes waste later today, as Mercury and Mars form a square. This transit might convince us we need to rush our actions or words when we may only need to think differently. Differences of opinion can escalate quickly, or disagreements can occupy too much space in your mind. On the other side of the coin, problem areas may be so glaring that you’re ready to do something about them and finally resolve a long-standing issue. Just be sure not to move so quickly that you trip over yourself. It’s best to avoid rushing conversations, trips, or projects.
Mercury moves into harmony with your sign after spending time tucked away in your home sector, dear Libra, and it can feel quite liberating as you become less guarded. With Mercury now in your entertainment, romance, and pleasure sector, it’s more comfortable and natural to express your ideas and opinions. You’re more communicative and friendly during this cycle that lasts until March 15th, and you’re inclined to seek intellectual entertainment or mental stimulation. There can be a stronger need for communications and movement in a romantic relationship. Later today, a theme of impatience or disagreement can emerge, although it’s rather quick to evaporate. It’s best not to speak too soon or without thinking while it lasts, as what you say may not represent how you feel. Disruptions now can stir up new ideas, but it’s best to watch for abrupt moves to avoid complications. If you are impatient with others instead of assertive and direct, then you run the risk of unnecessary stress.
Mercury begins its transit of the sector of your solar chart that rules heart, home, and family, dear Scorpio. Thought processes are inward and intuitive during this cycle that lasts until March 15th. There can be a lot to learn about (or through) family and close loved ones in the weeks ahead. Thoughts and conversations often turn to domestic affairs, family concerns, or the past. You are not as communicative in the outside world, and you may not feel quite as understood or “heard” at this time. You may be a little more guarded than usual with your thoughts and ideas. However, it’s another story in your personal life, which is far busier. Later today, there can be some tensions if you give in to pressures to push a matter or to rush through things. There can be some abruptness in communications or actions, which might lead to unnecessary complications. Kept under check, you may find ways to break out along a new path of expression. Try not to rush things, and don’t let others boss you around, and you’ll have a better chance of resolving problems.
Mercury completes its transit of your resources sector, dear Sagittarius, and now enters your communications sector. As the planet of communications, it feels right at home there! This cycle that lasts until March 15th helps you make sharper assessments and gain some mental clarity. It encourages reaching out, making connections, picking up new interests and skills, and sharing your ideas. Learning, teaching, studying, and conversations flow naturally now. Later today, Mercury forms a hard aspect to Mars, which can generate some tension if you give in to pressures to rush something through. Impatience can be a problem, particularly with ideas. Simplifying or focusing on one thing at a time may help. Watch for hasty moves and jumping too quickly to conclusions. Slowing down just a little can ultimately get you where you want to go, if not faster, more smoothly.
Mercury moves out of your sign and into your resources sector today, dear Capricorn, where it will stay until March 15th. This influence is beneficial for your practical affairs–you’re bringing more intelligence and attention to matters related to finances, valuables, possessions, and security or comfort. These very things can also be strongly on your mind in the weeks ahead! You can pick up useful, practical information, mainly because this is the kind of information you seek most. Later today, Mercury and Mars form a challenging square aspect, and it’s best not to rush conclusions or statements. It’s far easy to say something you later regret under this influence. It may not be easy to relax temporarily, but tension might push you to take care of something you’ve let go. Taking something as an intellectual challenge may be your best bet. Moderation and patience are key, even if they’re difficult to put into practice.
The Moon spends the day at the top of your solar chart, inclining you to nurture your ambitions today, dear Aquarius. You’re especially aware of your influence and reputation now. Also today, Mercury enters your sign, and until March 15th, you’re finding your voice and making snappier decisions. It’s a self-starting and sometimes restless cycle. You may need to put a little extra effort into making time to relax. Otherwise, it’s a strong period for mental clarity. You prefer to take the lead when it comes to mental or intellectual tasks rather than consult others or collaborate. While Mercury transiting your sign is a mostly helpful influence, it forms a square to Mars today, and you should watch for the tendency to jump the gun. It’s best not to rush now — problems may result from pushing something too quickly. Try not to give in to pressures to say or do something in haste. It’s also possible that family or home matters can conflict with your plans, or people close to you may be annoyed by your attention to other things. There may be a disagreement that requires putting egos aside to resolve.
Mercury begins its transit of your privacy sector today, dear Pisces. Until March 15th, your decision-making skills and thought processes tend to be more intuitive, inward, or solitary. It’s a good cycle for processing recent experiences, as well as for reasoning your way through issues that you’ve left unfinished or pushed to the side. You can arrive at a greater understanding of your life, and you might help others with words of advice and wisdom. You’re looking at the past from a new perspective and paying more attention to your private life. Even so, Mercury forms a challenging aspect to Mars later today, and it can fire you up to take care of a problem area. However, it’s better to avoid rushing words or actions now. Unresolved matters can weigh on your mind, which can distract you or incline you to rush through communications. Tense or rushed speech can, in turn, lead to unnecessary complications or misunderstandings. There might also be competitiveness with others that irritates rather than motivates. Try not to put plans into motion because you’re impatient–wait until you’re confident and have time to put more thought into them.