02-17-2020 to 02-23-2020
Release the Roombas! It's cleanup time, starting this Tuesday, February 18, as the Sun waves farewell to Aquarius and parks in Pisces until March 19. Yeah, that also means that Aquarius season is officially over. But as you're nibbling on your last slice of birthday cake, you'll realize that you're hungry to have some structure in your life again. (And that you might be in dire need of a sugar and white wine detox.) Survey your home, workspace and Inbox then draft a master to-do list. No one can blame you for being distracted for the past four weeks, but those errands aren't going to take care of themselves. The trick is to "monotask," focusing on one must-do at a time.
Believe it or not, this process could actually be pleasurable. Turn on a podcast while you scrub the tub or drive to your accountant's office to do your taxes. Light a scented candle and listen to a new Spotify station while you're gathering up your financials for that appointment. Take pleasure in picking out produce instead of rushing through the grocery store. Before you know it, you'll be radiating a lit-from-within glow, and your bank account will be back to black. This is also a stellar time to get formal training or enroll in a certification program that will steer you toward your dream job. You won’t mind a little belt-tightening if it’s an investment in your own future. Happy at your 9-5? Have a talk with management about what might be next. A plum assignment could land in your lap, or you could spearhead a project that plays to your strengths—and all the things you're passionate about!
Friday finds you in a sentimental groove so carve out some time to just relax and feel. Your ruler, liberated Uranus, in your domestic zone connects to agitator Mars in your meditative twelfth. Can you already hear the paradoxical push-pull going on here, Aquarius? Bottom line: You'll feel cranky if you have to rush around or socialize when you'd rather spend time chilling at the Water Bearer Lounge. This energy CAN inspire you to play decorator or tackle a creative project that you've been too busy to make time for. (Organizing family photos, even.) More in the mood to chill? Get creative in the kitchen and consider hosting an intimate dinner party if you're craving company after work. You could spend the night totally enraptured by a spiritual book that makes for rich brunch conversation this weekend.
You’re not one to hold back your opinions, Aquarius, but recently, your “constructive critique” may have taken the wind out of someone’s sails. Even if they ASKED you to weigh in, you may sense some distance ever since…probably because your candid observations were a little TOO true. If you’re feeling guilty, go make nice this Sunday, as the compassionate new moon in Pisces paves the way for healing. Also: With magnanimous Jupiter getting nudged by diplomatic Venus, you’ll be able to reframe your feedback in a way that also honors the person-in-question. Make sure you buffer your remix with a “praise sandwich,” heaping on acknowledgment and gratitude as your openers and closers. When you let people know what they’re doing right (first!) it’s a lot easier to deliver the corrections that must be discussed. Moreover, stay open to what the other person has to say without getting defensive. This could be a teachable moment for both of you!