At the beginning of the week Mercury goes retrograde, in Pisces, the sign of its detriment and fall. From then on Mercury gets steadily weaker, reaching peak weakness on February 26, when it conjuncts the Sun. It is not a good time for starting projects, or for submitting complex documentation. Words could get jumbled up, and there could be mixed messages. Avoid buying computers, phones and other electronic equipment.
But it’s not all bad. Mars starts the week in the first degree of Capricorn, and this is a high energy placement. Through hard work we can get our way, even if in the short-term there are misunderstandings galore. And in general, when Mars crosses a cardinal point the system gets energized. On the plus side that means action, on the downside violence.
Which part of the world will be most affected by the Mars Capricorn ingress? Possibly Brazil, because Mars is on the Midheaven through the central portion of the country, including Brasilia, Sao Paulo and Belem. However I should point that astrocartography is a very hit and miss technique.
Anyway, here are my forecasts for the 12 signs of the Zodiac, for the week starting on February 17 2020:
Aries You’re becoming more motivated, and in terms of your career you can start preparing your ground for future advances. And in general you’ll find it easier to get noticed. However there is a challenge coming up, perhaps not this week, which will require your total concentration.
Taurus You can’t stay in the same place for ever. Times are changing, and the people close to you are becoming more adventurous. If it wasn’t for the corana virus I would suggest that you and someone else need a holiday. But travel can take many forms.
Gemini Mercury, your ruling planet, is in bad shape – and it’s getting worse. You may think you’re logical, but your feelings could trip you up, especially in your career. It’s not a good time for making decisions – if you a wait a month or two the situation will ease.
Cancer Mars has moved into Capricorn, your opposite sign. One-to-one relationships could be challenging, particularly if you’re born in June. Partners want their way, and they won’t be open to persuasion. Yet someone new and bold might be to your taste.
Leo The Sun, your ruler, is moving from Aquarius to Pisces. In a general sense this is a good thing, because the Sun is weak in Aquarius. However life will become more complicated, particularly in terms of money. Where there’s emotion there’s trouble.
Virgo In general you’re a details person. You look at the material world, and you make the appropriate decisions. However Mercury, your ruler, is in a bad position and getting worse. You’re not in control and the usual rules aren’t working. If in doubt don’t.
Libra Those close to you are set in their ways, but that doesn’t mean they are weak. Or even wrong. They have decided that a particular strategy is appropriate, and you’re not in a position to do much about it. Where there’s real estate there are problems and profit in equal measure.
Scorpio Mars, your ruler, moves into Capricorn, the sign of its exaltation. If you have been putting off a short journey, of a financial or business nature, then now might the time to get your skates on. You don’t have to commit yourself – it is all about gathering information.
Sagittarius It is all relative. The least weak is the strongest, the least strong the weakest. And your enemies and rivals are in no position to pick a fight with you. However don’t overestimate yourself – things are OK, but not brilliant. In relationships sensitivity can make the difference between success and disaster.
Capricorn Mars is now moving through your star sign. It’s a mixed blessing. On one hand you’re going to be be more accident prone than usual, especially if you’re born around Christmas, or just before. On the other hand you’ll have the energy needed to propel yourself to new heights.
Aquarius How do you benefit from the situation? You have to play according to your strengths, and not get closely involved. Let other people get confused, and realize that it’s not a time for heroics. Later, perhaps much later, you’ll be in a position to make your move.
Pisces The Sun is moving into your star sign, where it starts its journey towards a favourable aspect to Jupiter, your ruling planet. But that aspect doesn’t happen for a few weeks. Adjust to the changing situation and ask yourself how hopes for the future can be realized. Maybe it’s all about making the right friends?