Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, February 16th
With the Moon in your privacy sector all day and your ruler, Mars, forming a square to Neptune, this is a time for slowing down, dear Aries. While yesterday’s Solar Eclipse cleared the slate for a new beginning, it’s not the time to rush a fresh start. You can benefit from some time to reorient yourself. You will be most successful if you examine whether your actions have real meaning, as this gives you a purpose and a direction. Now is a better time for service to others than for self-seeking efforts. However, don’t take this too far — watch for con artists and impractical schemes today and tomorrow. It’s not particularly easy to see what’s true and what is only an illusion now, so it makes sense to reserve judgment. When it comes to education or transportation matters, there can be some confusion. This is a time for reassessing what motivates you, and it makes a lot of sense to seek out fulfilling ventures.
The Moon’s alignment with Venus today suggests inspiring or heart-warming contact, dear Taurus. A Mars-Neptune transit can point to some dissatisfaction with your plans as they currently stand, however, and perhaps a change of direction or temporary motivation dip. Sometimes this relates to a project that goes awry, or there could be someone who isn’t being completely honest with you. It can be challenging to read a friend or lover now, and perhaps your own feelings about a relationship or project. Even if others are questioning your intentions (or you theirs), it’s a time for listening to your heart and recognizing what you genuinely want. This quest can take some trial and error, especially with your mind telling you one thing and your heart another, but it may very well be worth digging deep. The day is best used for slowing down and realigning yourself rather than trying to push for something to go your way.
Your dreams are in first place much of the day, dear Gemini, but your confidence in your ability to achieve them may be a little off as the day advances. If you allow your heightened sensitivity to rule now, there can be some ups and downs. It makes sense to make a conscious effort to avoid focusing your attention on negative issues or small flaws and to consider ways to find inspiration. Work matters can feel draining if they temporarily lack meaning, or your goals, in general, can feel overwhelming. It can be challenging to see partnership, professional, and public matters clearly, and confusion about your general life direction may aggravate a relationship tension. Alternatively, you might feel that someone is pushing you towards a goal that doesn’t quite suit you, or that whoever you try to please, you just can’t seem to get anywhere. Try to avoid going along with plans that don’t sit entirely right with you. Fortunately, a Sun-Mercury alignment helps you clarify yourself now, and gives you a little more clout.
The Moon moves in harmony with your sign today, dear Cancer, which is an excellent transit for going with the flow. Today, however, there can be a little too many things up in the air to feel entirely comfortable with the flow! This is due to a Mars-Neptune square that is designed to nudge us to reconsider our goals if they’re not genuinely satisfying us or aligned well with our spiritual values. You could find yourself pulling back a little from situations or people who seem to demand too much of your time or energy. If you can swing it, try to apply your energy to creative, inspirational, spiritually meaningful ventures, or consider adding some flourishes to your pursuits. You can be longing to get away, as the escapist in you is alive and well today, but you may want to ask yourself if it’s the right time. You may be a little more sensitive than usual to the environment around you with this transit active, making activities that help you detoxify or de-stress particularly useful now.
With Mars in your solar fifth house these days, dear Leo, there is more dynamism in your creative and romantic life. However, Mars aligned with Saturn yesterday, slowing you right down and alerting you to possible obstacles in your way. Now, Mars is challenged as it forms a square with Neptune, and conflicts with love interests can emerge but they can be very hard to define. Tensions regarding shared resources or finances with a partner (or ex-partner) can be part of the picture, as you’re inclined to become frustrated with an imbalance of power or matters of give and take. On a physical level, be gentle with yourself. Artistically, this can be a fertile period, however, but attempts to box yourself in or follow rules may no longer be viable.
Although the energies of yesterday’s Solar Eclipse motivated the need for a fresh start, dear Virgo, you may need to deconstruct things before you can make real sense of them today. Motivation may take a dip if you don’t feel inspired or you’re not sure of your next step. Interactions with others can be draining and confusing, or you may be dealing with a recurring problem around the home that slows you down. There can be misunderstandings, or attempts to get things done that fizzle out. As much as you’d like to know what’s ahead, things may be up in the air for now, and it’s best to avoid pushing things that require some time to unfold on their own. For some, the Mars-Neptune square can point to perceptions of a person that are off. Gathering your strength makes the most sense now. A Sun-Mercury alignment is helping to clarify a health or work matter, and you’ll find that others are listening to what you have to say now.
There is somewhat ungrounded energy to today, dear Libra, and we’re inclined to daydream, or we could be attracted to impractical ventures. Worry about things that you can’t control and letting your imagination run to negative scenarios of what might happen are tendencies today but are entirely not productive. Do your best not to push, prod, or rush something that needs its own time to unfold. A Mars-Neptune square suggests the need to reassess rather than advance our agendas. Transportation and communication can be unreliable with Mars currently in your communications sector. Try also to be content with potentially not knowing where you stand with someone. Life may seem to need a leap of faith from you at the moment. Also consider that energy levels may wane if you’ve temporarily lost inspiration for something. With this transit, it may be that people are deceiving you, but it’s also possible we see things through the lens of wishful thinking.
Yesterday’s eclipse nudged you in a new direction, dear Scorpio, but a Mars-Neptune square influencing today suggests a need to slow down and reassess a goal or action. You may feel a little in the dark or lost just for now, and it’s not a day for pushing anything or anyone. Watch for unnecessary purchases, or on the other end of the spectrum, excessive worry about money. Personal plans are not likely to take off now, and it would be wise to simply wait for another day to push them forward. Past neglect of your resources can catch up to you now, and mixing love and money is unwise under current conditions. Be conservative in action today, but let your imagination go. In fact, this is a time for seeking out inspiration and meaning. A Sun-Mercury conjunction suggests the blossoming of an idea related to home and family that deserves your attention now.
Mars in your sign stimulates wonderful enthusiasm and energy for starting new things, dear Sagittarius, as well as for handling those projects that are already in progress with vigor. However, Mars is moving into a square to Neptune, and this can have the effect of stopping you in your tracks, likely due to confusion or doubt. For some, it can seem to lead you astray, chasing a dream that is out of reach. You might not know where to begin, or where to channel your energy, and you could end up spinning your wheels. Take this as a sign to slow down to catch your breath or to reassess your goals or your approach to reaching them. As well, this is a time for visualizing what you genuinely want before making your next move. Projects that have lost meaning in your life may feel hard to take now, and perhaps you may need to put a pursuit to the side. The Sun and Mercury move towards a superior conjunction in your communications sector, and this stimulates your mind. An idea or project can come to a turning point now.
The Moon spends the day in dreamy Pisces and your communications sector, dear Capricorn, and you could find your mind meandering. You can be in quite a daydreamy state today. Mars in your privacy sector forms a square to hazy Neptune as well today, and your vision may be clouded just for the moment. In fact, this transit can bring with it a need to reassess certain goals or endeavors in terms of how meaningful they genuinely are to you. For now, it can be unclear what you want, or if you know what you want, how to go about getting it! It’s not the time to jump to any conclusions or to sign on the dotted line. It’s best to take your time with whatever emerges now. Try to schedule undemanding activities today if possible. Activities that delight, engage your imagination, and allow you to take some of the pressure off are especially valuable now.
The Moon spends the day in your resources sector, dear Aquarius, aligning with Neptune there. As well, even stronger Neptune influence is with us as Mars moves into a square to the planet. You may be feeling a little out of sync if you’re trying to move at a quick pace or ignoring your need for a checkpoint. Timing can be off as a result. This can be a time of focusing too much on things that don’t pan out or matter much in the long run and too little on what is most important to your progress. This may very well be a form of procrastination, which is quite common with a Mars-Neptune square. In truth, you may need to take a breather and consider what you may be missing. Because Neptune is in your resources sector and Mars in your social sector, mixing friends and business or money is not advised right now. This extends to resources such as time, energy, and heart, not just money. If you find yourself growing resentful over how much you’re contributing to an effort, for example, consider conserving your energy.
There can be some problems staying focused today, dear Pisces, not only because the Moon in your sign draws your strong attention to your moods and feelings, but due to a Mars-Neptune square that influences the day. You may need to let go of an idea or back off from a problem temporarily so that you can understand it better from an objective standpoint, for example. Feeling overwhelmed or without a clear purpose today can act to drain you of physical energy. You may feel less than capable or especially vulnerable. Your desires can be unusual or otherwise hard to fulfill, or you may be wavering about what it is you want. As well, be discriminating now as others may be getting the credit for your work. Take extra time for yourself now, and relax your standards just a little if you’ve been pushing yourself too hard.