This week, we're in the second quarter (waxing) phase of the moon. We'll feel the need to push forward with getting much-needed tasks completed, but at the same time it's likely to feel as if we have difficulty concentrating or staying motivated now that the planet of communication and brain-power, Mercury, is in Pisces.
Energetic Mars will also slow down the pace come Valentine's Day as the planet enters Taurus.
Despite things slowing down, we can still remain persistent, but be gentle on yourself for doing the best you can. And Mars entering Taurus on Valentine's Day is pretty sweet for the holiday of love! It's likely to make us more attentive, supportive, and patient with who we love.
For more on what the week ahead has in store, check out this week’s love horoscopes, courtesy of professional astrologer Allie Schultz of Reality Check Astrology.
Aries: March 20–April 20
You may find yourself feeling a bit unsettled this week, Aries. There's an itch you can't seem to scratch, and overthinking it will only cause more confusion. This is a reminder for you that there is no urgency to have all of the answers. Release the need for an expected outcome and embrace going with the flow for now.
Taurus: April 20–May 21
Taurus, go-getter planet Mars enters your sign this week. Combined with this week's particular Moon phase, this timing is ideal for keeping you moving and motivated; procrastination time is up! Perhaps recruiting a couple of buddies to join in could benefit you.
Gemini: May 21–June 21
Gemini, you may view this week in a more serious, deep light, getting further in touch with your feelings. This is beneficial for you on Valentine's Day especially because you have lucky planet Jupiter hanging out in your love life sector. Perhaps a conversation regarding getting into a serious commitment is on the horizon?
Cancer: June 21–July 22
This week in your personal social arena it's time to speak your mind. If something is bothering you, say it. You'll be feeling a sense of determination lately to defend your turf, so do just that instead of retreating to your shell.
Leo: July 22–August 23
Leo, this week you may find yourself being your own worst critic. The best thing you can do is get out of your own head by switching up your routine. The underlying cause of the thoughts you've been having could be a result of spreading yourself too thin. Give yourself some time to rest, relax, and regroup this week.
Virgo: August 23–September 23
Now is a good time to have a heart-to-heart with a special someone in your life, Virgo. Don't allow self-conscious or self-deprecating doubts—about how silly you may think you'll sound—get in the way. Holding your feelings back isn't going to help you here, so let go of judgements and take the risk.
Libra: September 23–October 23
This week you're encouraged to liven up your personal surroundings using your own creativity. Use this to your advantage to change up the mood in your home. Don't be surprised if even more inspiration dawns on you by doing this; it will release whatever stagnation that has been recently holding you back!
Scorpio: October 23–November 22
Keep track of your spending this week, Scorpio. With Jupiter in your house of finances, it can become almost effortless to overdo it on the splurging. It would be wise to organize a better way to plan out and track your transactions with more simplicity. On the plus side, practicing caution can actually cause more innovative ideas to crop up for you.
Sagittarius: November 22–December 21
Sagittarius, you may find yourself in your own head lately. Whether you're in a relationship or single, the sole focus for you right now is to actively improve your self-confidence. Work towards switching up your thought patterns—it will take persistent effort, but you have the ability to face this challenge head on.
Capricorn: December 21–January 20
Capricorn, this week you may find yourself in a predicament where your words have been misinterpreted and taken to heart in your love life, resulting in some hurt feelings. A straightforward but compassionate discussion is in order to clear the air and clarify intentions—that way you can reach an agreeable compromise that everyone can enjoy.
Aquarius: January 20–February 18
Aquarius, this week you may notice a lot of people flocking to you for comfort, support, and reassurance. While it is flattering to be looked at as the reliable and dependable one, it can quickly become exhausting. This situation is a lesson in reinforcing personal boundaries for your own well-being.
Pisces: February 18–March 20
This week, don't be surprised if you aren't feeling up too much socializing or outgoing activities, Pisces. One-on-one friend hangouts may be the extent of what you have the energy for. That's okay! It's important to put your needs first, and if you need a quiet, relaxing, calm week then have just that.