02-19-2018 to 02-25-2018
Overcome the "hump" of Hump Day by planning an unexpected extracurricular with your squad this Wednesday, February 21, when social Venus merges with imaginative Neptune in your communal eleventh house (and if you can skip work or get out early, all the better). The day's exploratory vibes will put you in the mood to associate with a stimulating group of creatives, innovators and activists. What "outsider" art can be found within county limits (or not TOO far away)? Alternately, make your own by finding a volunteer venture, like painting a community center or signing up for a weaving workshop at a fiber arts studio. If that's not your scene, how about joining a neighborhood cleanup mission or Big Sister or Brother program? This is a great workweek to organize your crew for a dinner at a low-key restaurant or make a potluck on Taurus turf. Let word trickle out to attract some new and inspiring friends-of-friends and folks who might have original ideas about doing good in your city. Do try to filter out needier folks, though—Neptune's hazy influence can encourage the "perpetual victim" types. You don't need them bringing down your uplifting vibe with their chronic complaints!
Over the weekend, thoughts veer from community-oriented, platonic relationships to much, MUCH deeper issues. Love and intimacy could become areas of near-obsession, as cosmic lovebirds Venus and Mars lock into a complex and challenging square (90-degree angle) late on Saturday and into Sunday. Venus in your friendly eleventh house may want to keep things loose and casual, but action-oriented Mars in fiery Sagittarius and your intense eighth takes more of an "all or nothing" approach. You may not be able to figure this out in one day, but you can decide to dig deeper and understand what's driving your motivation. On the physical, seductive level, you're ready to plunge in. But is something holding you back emotionally? Are you afraid of making yourself too vulnerable and getting hurt? If this is a new connection, you don't have to fully bare your soul—there's a reason for flirting, dating and getting to know someone! Really, Bull: You just have to be truthful with yourself. Let them know you're interested and allow yourself to get into the flow. If this is a committed partner, you may need to express desires or talk through things that are making you unhappy in honest—yet compassionate—terms. Or, if you sense they're holding something in, open a dialogue in a way that could make them comfortable enough to share from the heart.
You might want to wait until Sunday to have "the talk," when messenger Mercury teams up with empathetic Neptune in your house of hopes and dreams. This combo bestows a brilliant blend of your rational left brain and your intuitive, sensitive right. You'll be able to actively listen and respond from the depths of your soul—and, at the same time, you won't be overcome by emotions. One thing to avoid, though, is clouding your reason with alcohol or other substances. Any kind of “escape” with Neptune in the mix is not in your best interest.
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