The astrological weather has shifted for the moment, as the planets are less irritating and more sensitizing. Late winter depression drifts in. Yet with motivating Mars in earthy Taurus and mental Mercury in sensitive Pisces, we may be more open to emotional intimacy and to our spiritual and creative resources.

The sun joins Mercury in Pisces on Sunday, and together they help us become more aware of interconnectedness and the complexity of our concerns. This perception can leave us feeling easily overwhelmed by the woes of the world.

It will help to find safe, positive ways to be sensitive. Look for joy. Try to get a better picture of what’s really going on in some complicated family dynamic or work situation. Engage subtle techniques, refine a creative project, or tap into the deepest muse.

Work therapy helps with Venus now in Capricorn and Mars in Taurus, both concrete earth signs. If we feel like we’re getting somewhere, however slowly, we will feel more hopeful and grounded. Tangible forms of art, like painting, crocheting, dance, or carpentry, can also be wonderfully therapeutic.

Over the weekend, an inward-looking Cancer moon can leave us extra moody. Domestic issues, both national and personal, hit the front burner. If the full moon in Virgo on Monday leaves our creative spirits dented, we can organize, sort, and assist. Help a beloved with some small thing.

The Leo moon injects enthusiasm Sunday and Monday, which can have people expressing themselves melodramatically. A full moon in Virgo on Tuesday loans us industriousness, though we’ll need to be gentle with ourselves and one another. The week finishes on a creative, social note under Thursday’s friendly Libra moon.

In a subtle but profound long-term astrological shift, Chiron enters revolutionary Aries for the next eight years. The last time Chiron was in Aries was between 1968 to 1976, a time of great social change. Let’s get ready to direct discontent into healing in the years ahead.

Friday, Feb. 15: Tend the garden, look at seed catalogs, and think of spring. Garden relationships, fertilize community interactions, and cultivate work projects under today’s Cancer moon.

Saturday, Feb. 16: Events and moods can be all over the place as the moon cycles between positive and challenging aspects. Small successful projects stabilize that energy. Our defenses trigger easily, so be specific with criticism. Idealism creeps in this evening.

Sunday, Feb. 17: Let this be a creative, connected, spirit-filled day as Venus sextiles Neptune under a more outgoing Leo moon. Watch for irritable moments around noon as the moon squares Mars, then tune into some growing enthusiasm.

Monday, Feb. 18: Change is in the air as the sun enters Pisces and Chiron enters Aries. It is important to follow through on obligations as trust is a tender issue. Tonight, watch escapist habits and bring in the magic.

Tuesday, Feb. 19: The moon is full in industrious Virgo this morning. Don’t get hooked on Virgo’s critical edge and need to assess, organize, and edit. Sort and streamline the path forward. 

Wednesday, Feb. 20: Our moods and events can change as fast as spring weather. Assigning blame does not fix anything; process emotions about the past, but keep the focus on what can create positive future change.

Thursday, Feb. 21: If relations have become frayed recently, prioritize connection. Help the world feel more harmonious under a friendlier Libra moon. Notice natural and personal aesthetics. ◀

To contact astrologer Heather Roan Robbins, go to roanrobbins.com.

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