The final week of this month portends big beginnings, particularly within relationships and through creative enterprises. The momentous merger of Venus and Mars in Aries on Sunday elicits a massive dose of motivation as we awaken urgenty to desire and affection. Zest and passion underscore developments now and where there has been a feeling of limitation or even pessimism, enthusiasm and dynamic opportunities begin to replace the harsher realities we have confronted. The Saturn cycle is deeply emphasized, as Venus and Mars connect harmoniously this week to the planet of structure, planning, and long range efforts. The challenging influences that presided over the prior month, particularly in regard to relational efforts and our strategic endeavors, gives way to a very positive flow of activity this week. We have overcome substantial difficulties since mid – January, and the doors are open now to make progress on our personal objectives. With the energy transpiring through fire signs, imagination, action, and intuition will allow us to make the most of the opportunities presented now. Use this remarkable period to double and redouble your efforts towards the achievement of your long range goals. These were likely established last Fall 2014, (Mars conjunct Saturn – August 25th; Venus conjunct Saturn – November 13th) and we now begin to manifest the objectives we put into motion around those dates, which again, underwent a critical period of challenge or reappraisal during January. That Venus and Mars are working together is highly auspicious, indicating a great deal of passion and vitality, as well as a loving spoonful of ease of interaction and luxury through Venus. The asteroid Juno, which presides over commitment and spouses also smiles beneficially on unions forged now, and it’s not unlikely that an alliance that takes hold in this period has the potential to turn into a really significant long range relationship, even a marriage prospect could come into the frame during this period. (See your personal horoscope, below, for “where” you might find this person.)
There is a bit of a reality check to contend with at the onset of the week, but don’t let an abrasive episode Monday (Sun square Saturn) deter you from enjoying the other highly advantageous influences available. A setback that occurs in this phase may require a modification to existing plans, or suggest an oversight, so deal with these quickly and move forward with assurance. Sun – Neptune conjunct mid week can be highly inspiring, but make it difficult to take direct or immediate action. Neptune softens the focus, opening the channels of receptiveness which can yield phenomenal insight, but also sensitizes the ambience in such a way that it can be hard to be very effective. We are still connecting to an ideal, and continue to ask “why not” this ideal. Challenges we confronted on Monday reminded us of the obstacles, by mid week we seek to confront them and reorient ourselves to inspiration and the realization of a visionary objective. (The Mars – Saturn trine, also on Wednesday, will have a lot to say about this, so expect a unique combination of tenacity and intuition to be present simultaneously.)
Jupiter quincunx Pluto on Friday can present a dynamic opportunity, likely connected to a very long range endeavor that was intensively stimulated in April of 2014 and has since seen permutations with critical events occurring in early September of last year. We get another chance at making modifications to this now, with further developments in May as a result of listening to and learning from the influences that are present at this time. The pay off for the hard work comes in mid – October, with a brilliant success story and tangible, economic and personal rewards available if we remain present and available to the suggestions coming our way Friday. This is enhanced significantly by Mercury connecting to the Nodal Axis at the end of the week as well. A feeling of fatedness can accompany a meeting or conversation with strong indications for the future, so keep an open mind – and schedule! It’s going to be an amazing week, and this is only the beginning. March offers even more stellar opportunities, we are just getting started!
STARGAZER WEEKLY HOROSCOPES:
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ARIES: You are becoming a force to be reckoned with, Aries, as Venus and Mars amplify your desires and charisma simultaneously. There is still benefit from working strategically behind the scenes, as you’ll take notice of on Monday. A longing to move mountains in a creative, academic, publishing, teaching or traveling endeavor begins to show positive signs of activity, and you get the stimulation and assistance you require to build momentum on this over the coming months. This project comes to fruition at the end of October, between now and then there is much to be learned and a process of refinement of the objective that must take place before you lift off. Nonetheless, this is a very vital and auspicious time to push forward on endeavors both personal as well as those you work on with others. The social dimension also sees some liveliness. Mid week sees a shift in perspective about friends and the people you interact with day to day. A writing or learning project goes through a crucial transformation. A partnership matter you have had difficulty with over the last few months or uncertainty about an alliance can be addressed on Friday. A conversation at this time is very revealing, perhaps you were not sure if this person shared your vision for the future and this was an obstacle towards making a commitment. You can clear the air now, discover exactly where this person stands, and move forward. Juno in your house of pleasure and self expression suggests someone with partnership potential is someone you can play with. Children and creativity enhance your desire to make a commitment at this time.
TAURUS: Erotic undertones are strong in this phase, though the energy is coming from way behind the scenes. A fantasy element plays a strong role, indicating you are either imagining the perfect scenario, or carrying it out within the realm of a secret liaison. On a very spiritual level there are significant activations. Your inner dimension and psyche grow tremendously in this phase and you are learning to take responsibility for your need for privacy and stake out your personal space. Your intuition is very strong in this period. Obey your instincts, they will take you precisely where you want to go. The Moon transiting your sign from Sunday PM puts you back into your skin and helps you get in touch with what you really want. Monday is a bit prickly, however, as your hopes and dreams for the future come under the scrutiny of harsher financial realities. Keep the faith and modify your agenda where required. Matters surrounding recent domestic developments may also be challenged towards the end of the week. A desire to travel or return to school may be thwarted by a residential expansion you recently made. You can work on this and get back on track for May. Juno’s transit suggests the one you cherish most deeply is the one you will allow into your home, or the one you would consider living with. Mid week can see you attending to financial matters, particularly those that pertain to your career. A behind the scenes negotiation with a boss or advisor can put you in a much better fiscal position.
GEMINI: You feel a real shift in energy and perspective this week, as your social life and interests pick up considerable speed and momentum. The emphasis on professional matters, meanwhile, remains strong, and you can find allies who will enable and assist you in the pursuit of your desires at this time. It’s possible a meeting or merger with someone with real partnership potential comes your way through the course of your daily activities, as marriage asteroid Juno emphasizes thinking, interaction and communication. If you are in a relationship, you will find yourself making numerous short trips and very busy with your spouse in this period. Parties, events and other social diversions will command your mutual attention, or can bring a winning introduction to single Gemini. Even a new relationship benefits from this energy, as a partnership becomes more substantial and committed through shared activities. A more personal reflection is in order mid week, and you will be able to augment your position in a group or organization very effectively through assertive persuasion. Work and professional matters present a bit more difficulty this week. A partner may speak out about your on the job commitments at this time, or you may find your obligations interfere with your social life. Follow your intuition mid week about a professional enterprise. A stimulating inspiration can show you the way to the path you have been seeking since the beginning of the year. A conversation at the end of the week speaks to your creative passion and brings a very positive development within a love relationship.
CANCER: Professionally you are on fire with incredible developments and very exciting offers in the mix. Very dynamic energies unfolding over the coming weeks will motivate and inspire you to pursue your goals. Hard work is required to make the most of this, but you’ll find it easy to embrace a consistency of pace and regiment that brings enduring success through productive efforts. Creativity enhances your reputation and image, coupled with the daring to take on a project that requires passion and an element of risk. This makes for an unbeatable combination and assures success if you put yourself out there. Residential matters that mutually command your attention come into focus Friday, and you can have a meaningful conversation about relocation or attend to a domestic issue at this time. Intuition is remarkable mid week, and there may be news from a distance you find incredibly inspiring. From Friday morning the Moon transits your sign, and you’ll feel as though you are coming into your own, feeling genuine satisfaction and revitalization. The personal issues that have been present in your relationships, particularly with your spouse or a business partner are nonetheless in focus, and there may be a contentious episode or challenge in regard to a financial matter. Marriage asteroid Juno in the area of income and values suggests you may be possessive of your spouse at this time, or you may be drawn to someone explicitly for the way in which they can assist you economically. In many ways you are “married” to your work right now, and better auspices for cultivating a union based on real affection are indicated after mid March. With the Venus – Mars conjunction this week, however, there could be a romance with a colleague or connected to you professionally in this phase.
LEO: Passion, arousal and desire are all stimulated this week, though you seem to be seeking a love relationship that can endure or will become serious over time. You are very conscientious of your commitments and demonstrate newfound maturity in this period. A relationship with someone at a distance, or that puts you in contact with a child (perhaps indicating a role as a step parent) could feature largely as well. You may be feeling marriage minded in this phase, as Juno, the asteroid pertaining to commitment and the spouse, makes a lengthy transit of your sign, (lasting through June 2015). A new relationship that begins now has incredible potential, but again, slow and steady is the approach to take. Travel for or with a partner will be very stimulating over the coming weeks, with even more delicious and electrifying episodes en route through the first half of March. Your enthusiasm for life is deeply enhanced during this phase, and you seem ready to shake off the winter blues. A conversation or event on Friday augments a relationship beautifully and you can reach an incredible accord with a partner at this time. Meanwhile, your relationship with your body, health and productivity continues to be transformed, and strong indications at the end of the week will demonstrate changes that need to be made in your life to enhance your well being. A health issue that has been a matter of concern since last Fall comes into frame, and you can can gain ground on this through examining your habits and making modifications to diet and routine quite effectively now. Intuition and intimacy are enhanced mid week, and a vision or revelation will yield an inspiration that guides you towards a meaningful connection or discovery. Empathic awareness is stimulated and rapport will come easily in this phase.
VIRGO: Empathic understanding continues to enhance a committed relationship, with really enticing and intimate encounters over this weekend. This person is connected to your home or family, and you may be moving in with your mate or deepening your connection in some way at this time. Very potent energy mid week also signals significant developments, and you will be very sensitized to the needs of your partner, or your desires within a partnership. A professional matter comes into focus simultaneously and you will be seeking to modify your course of action towards the achievement of your goals. You may be pursuing outside investment or the help of a spouse or partner to begin or expand a business operation. This is an effective time for negotiating such agreements. The transformative vibrations that are altering the dynamics of a love relationship, or one that involves your role as a parent or step parent, will also come into focus towards the end of the week, as your deepest desires and longing resurface and push for changes within existing circumstances. Your intuition is REMARKABLE in this phase, and must be trusted above all else. A cathartic period of reorientation and personal definition is beginning to transpire (this will be reflected in about a month during the Pisces eclipse in opposition to your sign) and you do well to tune into your hearts true desires now, while they are so readily accessible to you. Journaling and other forms of reflection or meditation can be highly productive ways in which to tap into your yearnings. Marriage asteroid Juno in the house of endings and secrecy augments this process, and it’s probable that a significant relationship is running it’s course as you awaken to your latent desires. If so, trust that this is to make room for a much more satisfying and meaningful connection in the near future.
LIBRA: Very exciting developments come to the fore in your personal and business relationships this week. A maturing outlook and the ability to articulate your goals with precision and clarity play a huge role in establishing valuable new connections. You are becoming more serious in your thinking and choice of associates, a process augmented by an interest in sharing your time more explicitly with those who can enable and enhance your objectives, hopes, wishes and dreams. Your perspective is broadening in this phase and you’ll seek those who extend far beyond the usual milieu of people you encounter. Perhaps someone from a distance or another culture plays a part, particularly on Wednesday. A meeting or introduction this week connects you to your longer range goals for learning, communication and essentially assists you in cultivating a more exclusive circle of friends and allies. With the presence of Juno aligned auspiciously, you may find a suitable marriage partner through a group or association you work with. Many social contacts in this period will yield a prospect sooner than later. Momentous beginnings transpire in relationships for both business and pleasure and you will equally be able to find someone willing to back a substantial personal endeavor. With Big Life Changes coming, (i.e. eclipses on the Axis of your chart over the next 6 weeks,) shake ups are on route, and you are only beginning to get intonations of this at this time. The other X factor this week comes in the way of your job or life management issues, with a strange mix of set backs followed by inspiration to follow your heart in these matters creating a somewhat complex ambience in regard to the role you play to your employers, or within the circumstances on the job. Remain flexible and amenable to mutations here, as the better news is coming soon in regard to your personal projects and achievement based activities.
SCORPIO: Momentous professional developments begin to come your way this week with a significant meeting or opportunity on tap as soon as Sunday (Feb. 22nd). Your personal and financial objectives are implicated and what comes to life now could bring substantial benefits your way in regard to earnings and other long range goals connected to security issues. This equally stimulates your professional aspirations, with more on route in the first two weeks of next month. Where you may have been focused on domestic or personal concerns over the prior months, a particular project may have been moved to the back burner. It now commands great energy and attention, though with your ruling planet involved, you feel incredible motivation and a personal connection towards this activity. Romance is featured, but is likely connected to your work at this time. This is enhanced by the presence of Juno transiting the area of profession, indicating that it’s likely if you meet someone in this period, they are attached to your career in some way. Exciting, though unexpected, developments over the coming weeks will continue to offer intriguing new opportunities to enhance your reputation and reach your aspirations. Mid week is appropriate to address the issue of raising capital for a business endeavor, though you might seek to sugarcoat a matter related to self expression, be careful to not make an unfounded proposition based explicitly on the projection of an ideal. Financials get dicey at the beginning of the week, and you may have to strategize a new budget quickly. Your words and thinking play a major role in your ability to take on a opportunity that could yield tremendous success on Friday, as a conversation that occurs today can fundamentally transform the dynamics of your work life. Being able to adjust your perspective will be invaluable at this time, and plays into big developments in May. Keep your mind open, but focus sharp and steady. This could be a real game changer.
SAGITTARIUS: Bold new energy and excitement takes hold of you, reinvigorating your spirit and urging action be taken. A creative enterprise, personal project or even a love relationship kindles brilliantly at this time for you, though you may also find your newly discovered aura of maturity and awakening to responsibility urges you be conscientious about any commitments you make at this time. A love relationship that comes into frame now is brilliantly augmented by the marriage asteroid Juno, transiting the area of distant horizons and broad perspectives. You have the potential to meet someone abroad in this phase, or cultivate a connection through an academic association or travel. Publishing, media enterprises and teaching may all feature. A pivotal moment in a relationship may be due mid week, and you’ll be taking a great deal into account (residential matters and personal commitments especially,) though the pleasure principal may be just too strong to ignore. This is a turning point in some regard, even if it’s just making up your mind about a situation. There could be a contentious financial moment towards the end of the week, as an expense or shortage may curtail a grand adventure. You’ve been working on this since last Fall, keep at it now for an exciting breakthrough in May. Residential matters are also emphasized, and if an issue connected with a troublesome flatmate (alcohol or drug abuse can play a detrimental role here) or ongoing conditions with bad plumbing or flood damage sends up a red flag on Monday, reexamine the terms of your lease or consider extending your insurance to protect your property. Mid week sees improvement, less likely to actual circumstances then your attitude towards the living arrangements, though you’ll be seeking an idealized state of affairs. This can be a productive time to address furnishing or minor decoration, particularly if it brings ease or harmony, but hold your horses on the full scale remodel – with an eclipse coming to this area and impacting your domestic sphere in less then a month, change is in the wind on the residential front.
CAPRICORN: The details surrounding the significant residential shifts set to occur won’t all fall into place immediately, but you do begin to get solid indications throughout the week that changes are in store, and likely see emphasis and opportunities building in this area beginning Sunday the 22nd. An urgency to confront or change a situation could stem from developments within a relationship, this is possibly an auspicious time to move in with a partner, or you may be considering a relocation for the sake of being closer to a loved one. Much more in store, of course, over the next 2 months, so these might just be initial rumblings as to your desire for a shift. Marriage asteroid Juno in the house of intimacy and shared resources may also pull the trigger towards a significant development within the affairs of the heart. On a soul level, you “feel good” about what is transpiring right now – it speaks to your deepest desires, the ones so secret and etherial you don’t even have words to express them. You can use this energy to move forward a personal endeavor to great success right now and be very effective of working people over to your convictions. Monday is testing, you seem to have difficulty expressing your thoughts clearly, or are so overwrought with feelings of disappointment or pessimism that you feel doomed to fail. Give it a day and work through these feelings, as things turn around quickly. By mid week you are positively inspired, and can use this gravitas to convey an important message. Very empathic awareness at this time can lend to favorable negotiations. A work or health matter comes into frame, and you have to reconcile responsibilities correspondingly. The end of the week is very favorable for a financial negotiation connected with your profession. If you seek to add stature or prestige, a mentor or someone from your past could have a message of profound impact Friday. Equally, an unusual business offer, also connected to money, but that of others (investor, spouse, bank or large organization) – not the kind you earn, could be indicated at this time. This opportunity challenges some of your core beliefs, but should nonetheless be considered as it could yield an exceptional development moving forward.
AQUARIUS: The social sphere is activated immensely in the coming weeks, you have numerous opportunities to add contacts and connections. This influence may allow for a compelling introduction to someone of real marriage material. Juno in the house of commitment amplifies your desire to make a union, or perhaps your partner is marriage minded. An ardent exchange on Sunday, Feb. 22 sets the tone. This transit lasts through June, but you will be stimulated now to engage the pursuit. A lively daily schedule and many occasions and events can readily bring a very exciting new person your way. Passionate and affectionate exchanges invigorate you, but you are willing to be conscientious and discriminating in choosing your associations. You are cultivating associations that will endure and add structure to your life, less likely to fly off on a whim or flight of fancy. Mid week sees appraisal of the love object, this person may or may not live up to your ever escalating standards. Otherwise it’s possible your friends do not share your enthusiasm for this person. A significant transformation Friday can modify a relationship (love or business), the balance of power seeks adjustment, this is a long range issue, going back to last Fall. A financial or security matter crops up on Monday, and you may pay a price for over idealizing your earnings potential. Scarcity may be an issue. Mid week you see a turnaround, and a compelling inspiration can stimulate a money generating opportunity. This will connect back to creative urges that stem back through January, you see the way to put ideals into motion. Be wary – as they say all that glitters is not gold, and you are more receptive in this time to hear what you want to hear, which is not necessarily the truth.
PISCES: Security issues become emphasized and you’ll feel incredible enthusiasm to pursue your financial and professional goals in this period. Creativity may play a role in earnings, and you may find it possible at this time to bolster your income through artistic and aesthetic enterprises. Mars here sees you spending as quickly as you earn, so try to remain conscientious in your expenditures and only make necessary purchases. It’s been a period of feast or famine, though it seems you may be using your personal earnings power to augment a professional pursuit or start your own business. This is an appropriate time for this, and extraordinary opportunities over the coming weeks will allow ample room for movement in your chosen occupation. You have to work hard to make this happen and a trying moment Monday will demand that if you accept this role it may come at a cost that feels quite personal. You will ask if you have what it takes, and you certainly do, though you may have to make a concession or modification to your identity at this time. With an eclipse in your sign due in less than a month, leave room for changes, you may get intonations now of what is in store. Inspiration flows freely mid week, you will be considering whether your residential situation needs correction in order to meet the demands of your professional and personal commitments. Adaptation may be required. Marriage asteroid Juno transiting the house of daily work load, health and productivity indicates a committed partnership may evolve from a working relationship. Towards the end of the week you may see unexpected developments on the job, or new responsibilities hoisted on you. A health matter may also be in focus, a friend or associate may have advice you were not expecting, or offer a tip for employment that takes you by surprise.