FEATURE — The energy brought about by the new moon in Aquarius intensifies this week, as Venus and Mars align with Pluto.

Mars enters Aquarius on Monday, Feb. 12 at 11:05 p.m. MDT, where it will remain until March 22. Mars, a planet associated with drive, energy, action, desire and aggression, brings erratic energy levels when in Aquarius. We are more likely to be cooperative and willing to stray from the norm in order to achieve goals.

On the eve of Valentine’s Day at 11:05 p.m., Mars will align with Pluto at zero degrees Aquarius. This conjunction increases ambition, intimate desire and a want for power. Suppressing this energy could result in emotional outbursts. Physical exertion can help release this pent-up energy. This is an excellent energy to pour into manifesting what you desire.

Venus enters Aquarius on Friday, Feb. 16, at 9:05 a.m. At this point, the sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars and Pluto all will be in the sign of Aquarius, which means the way we think, love, express, transform and shine will be influenced by the characteristics of the Water Bearer. Freedom, unconventionally, pioneering, authenticity and humanitarian aims flavor this week.

With Venus in Aquarius, we look to our lovers for friendship. Our attraction tends toward the unconventional, and those who are single are likely to be drawn toward the quirky traits of another. Venus will stay in Aquarius until March 11.

On Saturday at 1:48 a.m., Venus will also align with Pluto at zero degrees Aquarius, which increases a need for love and affection.

So what does all of this mean for you? Find out below.

March 21-April 19

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With your ruler Mars entering a part of your sky that deals with friendships and the future, you are further aligning yourself with your dreams, dear Aries. Your focus is less on your career nowadays and more on pursuing meaning in your life and developing long-term friendships with like-minded people. You could become romantically attracted to a friend if you are single. Fostering a friendship with a romantic partner is on offer for those in established bonds.

April 20-May 20

As your ruler Venus changes signs this week, entering the same part of the sky as many other cosmic players, your career and reputation further take center stage, dear Taurus. The limelight is on you, and your drive, determination and affection are geared toward long-term goals, achievement and what you deem as your legacy. Opportunities could arise now, and a change of social status is possible.

May 21–June 20

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Keeping in line with last week’s new moon influence, Venus and Mars join others in your ninth house, making this a brilliant time for adventure, dear Gemini. A desire for the new and novel increases, as you are being drawn to expand your horizons and explore the nature of your deepest beliefs. You may decide to book a trip abroad or somewhere otherwise foreign to you. Attraction to someone different from your normal type could be in store for those on the dating market. How you express something will come across as more powerful than the specifics of what you’re saying.

June 21–July 22

You are going through a truly transformative time, dear Scorpio, as Venus and Mars join other cosmic players in your eighth house this week. Also related to intimacy and shared resources, the eighth house rules the death-rebirth cycle, which metaphorically is associated with the Phoenix rising from the ashes. Intensity characterizes this time. You desire depth and have no time raking through the superficial. Your ability to focus is exceptional, and you could see a side hustle or partnership flourish over the next month.

July 23–August 22

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With a collection of planets now standing across the sky from your sign, this is a powerful time for relationships, dear Leo. Your affection is turning on those you love. As such, you’re more likely to compromise and find a middle ground to establish a more peaceful bond. You’re more interested in spending time on a one-to-one level. Your desire for attention is on fire, as is your personal magnetism. Single Leos could meet someone special right now, so if you’re looking, be sure to be out and about.

Aug. 23–Sept. 22

While other signs may the sixth house a bit, well, boring, this is your natural house, and a collection of energy here indicates a time when you are focused on refining your daily routine, dear Virgo. Matters related to work and health are prominent during this time, and you are feeling empowered to cut bad habits and lead a healthier lifestyle. You feel in the flow with work, but be careful that you don’t overdo it. In terms of romance, a work crush could develop into something more for some.

Sept. 23–Oct. 22

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With your planetary ruler Venus moving into your fifth house, your powers of creativity are amped, dear Libra. The fifth house is known as the house of joy and deals with matters of children, self-expression, hobbies, sports and romance. It may feel hard to keep in line with the ordinary humdrum of life, as you’re focus is on what makes your heart pump. It’s a good time to say yes to a date. Activities that bring out your inner child are highly favored.

Oct. 23–Nov. 21

A collection of planets in your fourth house means your focus, affection and energy are being drawn toward matters of home and family, dear Scorpio. Feelings of nostalgia run rampant and you are drawn to the comfort of home. You’re driven to create a peaceful environment. Being at home with your partner takes on a level of romance. Single Scorpios could meet someone who reminds them of someone from the past or who has a particularly nurturing personality.

Nov. 22–Dec. 21

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As both Venus and Mars enter your third house this week, you are likely to feel the gift of the gab, dear Sagittarius. Your words take on a poetic rhythm, and it can feel easier than ever to speak what you want into existence. Your powers of analysis are heightened, and it’s a good time to think outside of the box, give presentations and learn something new. With Mars also in this part of the sky, you’re likely to speak up and your delivery will surely be full of passion.

Dec. 22–Jan. 19

Your attention is moving away from your core identity and pulling you toward matters of finances and self-worth, dear Capricorn. You may feel a desire to indulge in the finer things in life, such as enjoying your favorite foods. Venus in the second house can indicate impulsive shopping, so it may be wise to pause before making significant purchases for now. You are wanting to feel financially secure, while also surrounding yourself with beautiful possessions.

Jan. 20–Feb. 18

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With so many planets in your sign, this signifies a period of profound renewal, dear Aquarius. You’re driven to unveil your authenticity and feel in alignment with yourself. Venus in your sign bestows you with a Venusian glow. You are likely to feel at your best and the boost in confidence creates an added magnetism. You may draw the eye of an admirer now, or receive extra attention from a special someone.

Feb. 19 – March 20

A collection of cosmic energy in your 12th house means you are more private at this time, dear Pisces. While this doesn’t mean your love life will be on hold, romantic connections are likely to be developing behind the scenes. You could have a secret admirer or be the secret admirer of another, but you are largely feeling a draw to spiritual connection and devoting yourself to what exists beyond the tangible reality. Psychic abilities and/or intuition are on high right now. Be mindful of what presents itself to you.

For a more specific outlook, read the forecasts for both your sun and rising signs. If you do not know your rising sign, use this online calculator.

It’s important to remember that astrology forecasts are not meant to be fatalistic. Rather they offer a window into current energetic influences, so we may work with them and help foster a more wise and loving spirit.

Ed. note: This information is composed by St. George News editorial staff for entertainment purposes only.

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