Your Weekly Horoscope Is In — And Monday Is A Big Day In The Stars
According to this astrology forecast from the AstroTwins, this week brings a dramatic ending to some parts of our lives and a fresh start to others.
Starting Monday, February 3, wordsmith Mercury swings into poetic Pisces, raising the stakes on amorous expression for two whole months.
Normally, the messenger planet only hangs out in a sign for three weeks. But due to an upcoming retrograde—from February 16 to March 9—Mercury will splash in and out of the Fish's seas until April 11! While we're happy to report that V-Day is free from the retrograde's prime intensity, no one's totally out of the woods.
The shadow period (or "retroshade" as we've dubbed it) has been in effect since February 2, already causing a few signal drops. Starting NOW, make heftier deposits in the old "emotional bank account." Rumi passages are always appreciated, but Mercury in Pisces isn't only about rose-tinted romanticism. What lies beneath all those niceties? Lift that rug and deal with the emotional dust bunnies too. Pisces is the zodiac sign associated with buried feelings, subconscious thoughts, spiritual illumination, AND forgiveness. Instead of skimming the surface, plunge all the way in—and don't wait until the February 16 retrograde forces your hand. Get ahead of the hurt feelings and start making amends now. Is your journey more of an inward one? Deep healing awaits for those willing to plunge into the stormy surface of the psyche. And so much beauty can emerge from these trips below the sea! Keep the creative supplies on hand and turn your discoveries into cathartic works of art.
Diplomatic Venus will paddle alongside Mercury in Pisces until Friday, helping to smooth any rough waters.
But on Friday la love planet moves into a far more passionate position, vaulting into fire sign Aries until March 4. Where things were cool and placid, suddenly there's blazing heat—and no one's got the best impulse control for the next four weeks. Rule of thumb: Zip and unzip judiciously. Venus is in "detriment" in Aries, which can be an uncomfortable placement for the cosmic seductress. Feelings run hot and cold, attractions sizzle then fizzle, and committed people can develop temporary amnesia in the face of scorching chemistry. But if things have gotten heavy with bae, the adventurous Aries energy can break you out of that rut. Warning: Aries is the zodiac's warrior, so it might just take a long-overdue lovers' quarrel—followed by equally exothermic makeup sex—to bring back the love. Passion will be provoked again this weekend.
Early Sunday, at 2:33 a.m. EST, the year's only full moon in Leo lights up the night skies.
Get ready to harvest! This completes the lunar "planting cycle" that began six months ago. With the zodiac's regal lion helming this operative, the bumper crop could be glamorous, fame-fueled, and larger than life. Everyone's a celebrity of sorts when the full moon is in Leo. If you've earned your bragging rights or just have something exciting to share, shout it from the (social media) rooftops. If you're going out this weekend, take a little longer to primp—and don't leave until you're Instagram-ready. For others, this full moon could signal that it's time for your final act before moving on to greener pastures. The best performers always know how to make an entrance AND an exit. Give 'em one last show, enjoy the standing O, then head off for your next adventure.