Astrology Forecast for Feb. 23-Mar.8

By Cortney Litwin / Staff Writer

The new moon in Pisces on the 27th energizes new endeavors, especially those that require exceptional imagination or spiritual insights. The penetrating Mercury-Pluto collision on the same day adds a dash of obsession to communications, an abrasive energy that recurs around March 4. Next, the radical Sun-Uranus merger on March 1 rattles conventional thinking by encouraging avant-garde solutions, some of which may have to be reexamined between March 2 and March 25 during retrograde Mercury (watch out for communication and paperwork snafus!). Retrograde Jupiter from March 4 to July 6 prompts a reevaluation of attitudes and aspirations regarding spirituality and wealth. And as for love, Venus transits into altruistic Aquarius on the 5th, encouraging humanitarian, friendship and group activities.

If you know your rising sign from your time of birth, read that also.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Unfinished business from your past may come back to challenge you, especially during retrograde Mercury. The new moon also illuminates your past and heightens your intuition, so pay attention to internal “nudges.”

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

A friend may need your assistance or perhaps your forgiveness. The new moon also emphasizes friendships and encourages activities with groups. And retrograde Jupiter says it’s time to reevaluate your closest relationship.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

The new moon heralds a new cycle in your career, so watch for opportunities to promote your ideas. However, a head-on collision with authority around Feb. 27th and March 4 may set you back a few steps.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

The new moon inspires you to learn something new and may present a travel opportunity. Just be sure to recheck travel plans during retrograde Mercury and especially if you’re on the move around Feb. 27 or March 4.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Retrograde Jupiter inspires a reevaluation of your home life. The new moon energizes intimate trysts and encourages you to reorganize joint finances. And a sudden inspiration around the 3rd can boost your creativity.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

The new moon provides a new cycle of relationship activities or, if single, can offer clues about attracting your soul mate. Retrograde Mercury encourages you to reexamine your communication style in relationships.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Getting into shape through new exercise and diet routines is the focus of the new moon. Just be careful of going to extremes around Feb. 27 and March 4. Venus shines her light over romantic adventures after the 5th.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

The new moon is all about expressing your heart, if you can move diplomatically around a love issue that may arise around Feb. 27 or March 4. And retrograde Jupiter says it’s time to reevaluate your personal aspirations.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

A prickly family member or home situation may need your attention around Feb. 27 or March 4. The new moon brings a new cycle of home and family activities, but retrograde Mercury urges you to double-check your plans.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

The new moon says it’s time to promote yourself, if you can avoid succumbing to a tense exchange around Feb. 27 or March 4. And retrograde Jupiter is an excellent time to reevaluate your goals and aspirations.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

An energizing jolt of creativity around the 3rd can provide a breakthrough. Retrograde Jupiter urges a reassessment of your career. Watch for a financial opportunity after the new moon. And romance skyrockets after the 5th.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

The new moon in your sign brings a new cycle of personal opportunities, so get out there and shine! Just don’t let negativity or a setback that may arise around Feb. 27 or March 4 stand in the way of your dreams.