Hidden Insights forecasts a week full of defiant and electrifying energy thanks to two planets changing signs. In addition to this, the first of two Mars conjunct Uranus alignments takes place this week. On Sunday the first planet, Mercury, moves into Pisces. Visual stimulation becomes a priority and global consciousness shifts towards the ethereal. Expect discussion, communications, and group expressions to become changeable, unstable, and free flowing. It is difficult to make concrete plans or decisions with this placement, and with Valentine’s Day this week, many couples may find it a challenge to decide what to do together or for one another.
Midweek, Mars joins forces with Uranus in a very special alignment. Not only will the two share the same position in the heavens, but they will also share what astronomers call “right ascension.” In astrology, this means that the conjunction occurs in a way that the two are seen to become one from the Earth’s perspective.1
Amazingly, this is not the only special circumstance of this aspect. The planets also align at the 29th degree of Aries, which is known as an “anaretic degree.” This degree is considered an uncomfortable position for any planet and promises a major transition. Mars and Uranus together rule shock, electricity, sudden and surprising violent action, as well as erratic action. As with any Uranus aspect, it’s difficult to predict how it will manifest, as Uranus always brings the unexpected. However, on Wednesday people be on edge and act aggressively. We should not be surprised if confronted with electrical or fire issues, and it is advised to exercise caution when dealing with anything flammable or potentially explosive.
As Mars moves from Uranus it changes signs and enters the stable energy of Taurus. The next several weeks allow us the opportunity to recoup from the intense and exciting energy of the first six weeks of the year. Taurus loves to be doted on, and in Mars it shows physical affection to others, especially as it makes it’s ingress on Valentine’s Day. With Mercury in Pisces, couples may not be able to solidify plans, but Mars makes up for the confusion with physical touch.
This week’s homework assignment focus on Mars moving into Taurus. As Mars moves out of goal-setting Aries we can solidify personal plans, ambitions, and desires.
In an earlier homework assignment, Hidden Insights discussed setting goals for 2019 with Mars in Aries. Make your final decisions as Mars aligns with Uranus to get a jump start out of the gate, and ride the productivity of Taurus to see your goals completed by spring.
Aries (21 March — 20 April)
It’s time to turn mentally inward this week, Aries, as your thoughts shift to your past. Expect to feel particularly nostalgic as memories come bubbling to the surface. The Universe is asking you to resolve any worries and fears that have held you back. On Wednesday, your ruling planet aligns with Uranus in your sign. This has the potential to trigger minor accidents, so you watch your step, as well as your head from any bumps. While it’s not necessary to hide in bed all day, you do need to be more cautious. Over the weekend, an older woman in your life will seek your advice about a work related issue. Pull from your own past experience to help settle their anxieties about an important decision.
Valentine’s candy: Gummy bears
Taurus (21 April — 20 May)
Friends seem to be coming out of the woodwork this week, Taurus, and you find yourself flooded with phone calls, text messages, and invitations. However, there is the potential for a hidden agenda. It’s not that your friends don’t want to spend time with you, but they are eager to get you on board with a project or charity event. Fortunately, Mars moves into your sign this week and you are feeling ready, willing, and able to help. Mars is no longer hibernating in your 12th house, and you are blessed with a surge of energy right now. Enjoy your ability to get moving and tackle a number of long overdue projects. Saturday brings a flurry of creative energy and you are unable to stop yourself from pursuing artistic endeavours. This can range from unconscious doodling to giving a do-it-yourself project a try.
Valentine’s candy: Chocolate truffles
Gemini (21 May — 20 June)
Your career and reputation take centre stage this week, Gemini, as your thoughts turn to your life’s direction. Mercury is eager for you to make a change, and it’s time to start thinking about your professional future. A conversation with a supervisor or mentor early in the week will provide you with clarity, as you struggle to make a concrete decision. Wednesday’s conjunction between Mars and Uranus sends a shock wave through your social sector. An explosive argument with a friend or social organization you belong to brings temporary chaos. Relationships with your inner circle will be tested, and you may lose a friend or two in the process. Over the weekend, Mars retreats into your 12th house. A need to sleep, rest, and take time to reflect becomes clear. Allow yourself enough space and time to recharge your physical and emotional batteries.
Valentine’s candy: Chocolate covered caramel
Cancer (21 June — 20 July)
It may be difficult to concentrate on any task that requires serious or productive energy for the next few weeks, Cancer. Mercury inspires you to dream and think big. Fortunately, it will be easier for you to see the big picture, and begin to put together the answers to challenging questions you’ve had over the last year. Be certain to monitor your calendar closely, as you will be prone to being late or missing appointments or meetings completely. A minor upset Wednesday or Thursday brings tension to your interactions with authority figures. Be cautious about how you address conflict with people in positions of power. Your reputation may be in jeopardy if you behave or speak aggressively. Over the weekend you may be required to lead a group project or activity, and if you’ve done too much damage to how others see you earlier in the week, it will be difficult to get everyone on board.
Valentine’s candy: Macaroons
Leo (21 July — 20 August)
Intuition and a sense of knowing intensifies this week, Leo, allowing you to be in the right place at the right time. You will be able to easily read and understand the energy and motives of others. Tuesday brings the opportunity to invest or make changes to the way you handle your finances. Now is a great time to strategize or make plans for your future financial security. It might be a good idea to consult with a financial advisor or bank official to consider your options for saving and investing. This will be helpful, as a surprising change of events brings the opportunity to travel in the coming months. Over the weekend Mars moves into your house of status and reputation. Your drive for success is amplified, and you will find that you are more ambitious and willing to go the distance to make advancements in your career.
Valentine’s candy: Chocolate covered pretzels
Virgo (21 August — 20 September)
An indecisive Mercury has you weighing the pros and cons of every situation this week, Virgo, and it may be difficult to make solid plans with others. A series of important conversations with a close friend or partner are also promised this week. The two of you have a number of major decisions to make, particularly relating to money. On Wednesday, you may be shocked to find out that you need support, which is something that makes you uncomfortable. Do your best to try and step out of the driver’s seat, and allow someone else to take control for a while. Don’t worry, the world won’t fall apart. Over the weekend a burst of enthusiastic energy grabs hold of you. Expect to be busy making plans and spending time travelling from one event, activity, or errand to another.
Valentine’s candy: Chocolate truffles
Libra (21 September — 20 October)
Your mind is razor sharp this week, Libra, as you focus on the tiny details in every aspect of your life. Getting organized becomes a priority. This is a great week to catch up on paperwork, bills, and initiate a new diet or exercise program. At work, your coworkers will enjoy your company, and a pleasant and productive environment is promised. While everything in your professional life runs smoothly, you be aware of an upcoming bump in the road in your personal and romantic life. Wednesday’s intense conjunctions brings an ego conflict to the surface, and your one-one-one relationships will be challenged. Put your skills in diplomacy to good use, and you’ll be able to resolve the conflict by Valentine’s Day when Mars changes signs.
Valentine’s candy: Conversation hearts
Scorpio (21 October — 20 November)
Creative energy swirls around the scorpion this week, Scorpio. Not only are you struck by moments of genius, you are also rather proud of what you conceive. This is a great week to find unique ways to solve difficult problems. As the investigator of the zodiac you are focused on unearthing information. Now you are able to take what you have found and blend it together into meaningful solutions. Expect the opportunity to participate in games that require mental dexterity and intense competition. Midweek, your ruling planet aligns with Uranus, which brings unexpected drama to your place of employment. This alignment also carries the potential to affect your health, and a cold or virus may surface. Over the weekend an argument with a partner or close friend may make it difficult to fully relax. Do your best to see the other person’s perspective — before your strike back with fire and intensity.
Valentine’s candy: Gumdrops
Sagittarius (21 November — 20 December)
You require solitude this week to focus on mental work, Sagittarius. Discussion related to your childhood surface and these allow you to relive important milestones. Family also becomes a central focus as you explore how to align your life with others. Expect a call from a parent or parental figure on Tuesday. Take this opportunity to be open and honest about personal matters. Now is the time to heal old wounds between you and loved ones. On Wednesday and Thursday passion within you rises, which leads you to make a move towards a new interest or hobby. Friday and Saturday promise to be very productive as you move away from your internal focus towards practical applications. You have the power to get more accomplished than you thought possible.
Valentine’s candy: Peanut brittle
Capricorn (21 December — 20 January)
Words and self expression carry a great deal of weight, Capricorn. Don’t expect to have a moment to yourself, as conversations, phone calls, emails, and text messages flood your environment. You will also have an increased ability to multi-task this week, which helps with a great deal of paperwork. Interactions with a sibling or neighbour surprise and excite you. With everyone wanting your attention this week, be sure to not lose focus of responsibilities at home. Carelessness here may spell trouble, and a broken dish or candle left burning can easily occur. As Friday comes to an end the chaos settles as Mars moves into your fifth house. This brings energy and focus to leisure and romance. You will enjoy an exciting and adventurous Saturday when you spend time doing the things you enjoy.
Valentine’s candy: Cherry cordials
Aquarius (21 January — 20 February)
Analyze your cash flow, Aquarius, and be cautious how much you spend. The desire to indulge in retail therapy washes over you early in the week. Be particularly aware that online shopping, specials, and deals will be difficult for you to pass up. A disruption to your regular routine comes on Wednesday, and it may be a challenging day for travel. Be wary of aggressive drivers on the road, and expect breakdowns and delays connected to any public transit. A disagreement with a sibling or neighbour is also likely now, so you may want to hold off any interactions for a few days. Thursday through Saturday projects at home will require you to take the lead. This is a great time to initiate a redecorating project, or find a new burst of energy to complete a project you have been working on.
Valentine’s candy: Assorted box of chocolate
Pisces (21 February — 20 March)
Mercury moves into your sign this week, Pisces, shifting your thoughts towards very personal matters. You will find your voice and be inclined to speak up about matters that are important to you. Early in the week expect the opportunity to express an idea or opinion where you previously remained silent. Others will hang on your every word this week, which makes it a great time to advocate for yourself. The alignment between Mars and Uranus bring the unexpected to your sector of financial security. While it does not necessarily promise financial ruin, you do need to be aware that an upset to your wallet is coming. This may manifest as a surprise bill, fine, or electronic error to your bank account. Be certain to keep a close eye on your money until Friday, when the aspect is over. Friday and Saturday bring a great deal of activity to your daily routine as Mars activates your local travel. You won’t have the opportunity to be lazy this weekend, as you will find it hard to keep still. Get yourself out of the house and use this energy to complete a long list of errands.
Valentine’s candy: Peanut butter cups
- Read more about right ascensions from Dominic Ford, “Conjunction of Mars and Uranus,” In The Sky, 13 February 2019. [↩]