Astrology Forecast for Week of February 3 2014
Astrology Forecast for Week of February 3, 2014
by Kathy Biehl
Here is the Astrology Forecast for Week of February 3: the “Forward, ho!” blast of last week’s Aquarius New Moon continues to energize these wintry days. As our plans and possibilities heat up, the skies are giving us cause and opportunity to investigate, research and rethink.
“But wait!” you say, being the careful reader that you are. “That sounds like a retrograde!” Why, yes, it does. “Didn’t one just end?” Why, yes, it did. “Oh, no!” Oh, yes. “How can this be????”
Here’s how: Every planet goes retrograde periodically, some more frequently than others.We feel the effects most immediately and dramatically when an inner planet goes retrograde. This year has back-to-back retrogrades of the three planets closest to the earth. (Please don’t scream.) The upshot: even as we move ahead — and we are moving forward, some of us at breakneck speed — the first third of the year provides ample and insistent opportunity to retrace our thinking and our steps. Welcome and work with this turn of events (like the weather, you can’t do keep it from happening). It will help you make course corrections as you go along, so that developments and accomplishments will be solid and tested when they lock into place.
We have just come out of a six-week retrograde of the planet Venus, which rules matters dear to our hearts and bank accounts. Since right before Christmas, we have been in a process of reconsidering and reevaluating the worth of relationships, belongings, financial matters and value systems, with an eye toward whether they are likely to stay with us for the long haul. This stretch also brought automotive, technology and communication breakdowns fit for a Mercury retrograde. The reason was Venus’ proximity to Pluto, lord of death, rebirth and inevitable change, which targeted critical, foundational tools that were not in sufficiently reliable shape to support us long term.