By Suzanne Gerber
ARIES (March 21–April 19): If there’s one last winter getaway you’re dying to take, do it now! Your ruler, irrepressible Mars, wraps up its biennial visit to your travel sector on the 16th and blasts into your professional zone for six weeks. Then, you’ll want to do more than go through the motions. Thanks to a fist-bump from transformer Uranus in your money house on the 21st, you might be in line for a raise or promotion based on the work you do this month!
TAURUS (April 20–May 20): The first week of February might be your most social cycle since the holidays ended, so get those power lunches and dinner dates on the books, and rsvp yes to every party you’re invited to. Your mood is scheduled to change on the 7th, when your ruler, Venus, dips into your privacy sector. And once chatty Mercury goes retrograde in your community sector from the 16th until March 9th, your favorite activity will be Netflix-and-chilling!
GEMINI (May 21–June 20): Hit the gas on a big work or passion project early in the month because you could inexplicably lose support or momentum starting on the 16th. Your ruling planet, hyperkinetic Mercury, will spin into backward (retrograde) motion in your professional sector, making you feel like someone pulled the power plug. Keep at it, though; the energy starts to return with the February 23rd new moon and especially when the messenger planet straightens out on March 9th.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Just because you’re working behind the scenes doesn’t mean you’re invisible, Crab! You could do some of your most inspired work in a long time, especially if you’ve got a savvy collaborator or team to bounce ideas off of. People will really start to take notice when Venus sails into your public sector on the 7th. And, on a personal note, a dynamic duo could reach cruising altitude when Mars blasts in on the 16th for six weeks.
LEO (July 23–August 22): A budding relationship could blossom into something with real-deal promise this month while your ruler, the passionate Sun, sails through your houses of intimacy and partnership. Have you been holding back parts of yourself in an attempt to “protect” your heart? If you want this to evolve, you’ve got to get vulnerable! Keep your schedule flexible on the 21st; an exciting work opportunity could fall into your lap, and you want to be able to turn on a dime!
VIRGO (August 23-September 22): A romance might feel a little uncertain this month as your ruling planet, analytical Mercury, makes it annual move into your relationship sector on the 3rd but then backflips out of that house on the 16th. Then it’ll reverse into your work and service realm till March 9th, where it’ll stay for another week. If you rushed into something, this is a chance to reevaluate with more clarity. Don’t feel pressured to commit to anything until the second half of March!
LIBRA (September 23–October 22): A new or longstanding romance is the main event this month with the exuberant Sun sailing through your flirty, festive zone until the 18th. But your ruler, Venus, bolts in your partnership realm on the 7th, which helps solidify something that wasn’t “soup” yet. Single? Stop talking about all the things you know you “could” do and do ‘em! Make sure you know what you want out of this because if you put in enough effort, you can get it!
SCORPIO (October 23–November 21): What have you wanted to communicate to a larger audience, Scorpio? On the 16th, your co-ruler, action planet Mars, joins your other ruler, intensifier Pluto, in your house of expression for six weeks, something that hasn’t happened in two years. This is not the time to be modest or play small: You could be sitting on a gold mine! Even more important, your message has the potential to help people in a way nobody else can.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21): Just as you’re getting your budget back on track, a close friend or relative might get into a bit of a jam and turn to you for help. You don’t have to give until it hurts, you know. When communication planet Mercury turns retrograde in your domestic sphere from February 16th to March 9th, family matters might get complicated. Do what you can to help, but stay ever cognizant of difference between “empowering” and “enabling.”
CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19): Your manifesting mojo hits a new high when activating Mars blasts into your sign for the first time in two years on the 16th. If you’ve felt like you had to take a back seat to others’ plans, it’s time to jump into the driver’s seat, grab the wheel and set the GPS to a destination of your choosing! These next six weeks are perfect for setting goals and reaching them in record time!
AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18): You might have had an awkward conversation with someone last month, which wasn’t easy but at least the issue was settled—or so you thought! Well… you might need to revisit the situation when communication planet turns retrograde on the 16th and returns to your sign for 12 days in early March. This time, be crystal-clear with your words so no one can possibly misinterpret them. No, Aquarius, you’re not being mean, just self-respecting!
PISCES (February 18–March 20): Auspicious Venus glides into your money zone on the 7th for her annual visit, giving you the Midas touch (for at least the rest of the month). You could receive an unexpected windfall, or a savvy investment might pay off handsomely. But this isn’t carte blanche to blow your budget! Especially when Mercury turns retrograde in your sign on the 16th for three weeks, make sure you read the fine print on every deal or purchase!
Suzanne Gerber (www.starsandstoneshealing.com, a locally based intuitive astrologer, shamanic/energy practitioner and spiritual life coach, is available for one-on-one private sessions in-person and over the phone (by appointment).