By Nix Chace

A new moon in Aquarius on February 8 has brought an eccentric energy to all the signs. Mercury, the planet of day-to-day communications, is entering Aquarius on the 13th, thus emphasizing further the intense Aquarius traits of creativity, humanitarianism, and bold honesty. Venus, the planet representing love will be in Capricorn by Valentine’s Day, thus bringing a stabilizing energy to existing relationships, and opening up a space inside all of us to seek real connections with others. These next couple of weeks bring a time of ease for all the signs. This is the time to open up and widen your social circle.

For the Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) this means letting your guard down and opening yourself up to new friends. For earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) this means letting loose and allowing yourself space to heal in cathartic and fun ways! For the air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) this means harnessing your talkative, friendly energy for the good of others and putting your friends first. For water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) this means challenging yourself by doing something new and different.

ARIES 3/21 – 4/19

You’ve been reaching out lately and trying to make new friends, that wall you had up a few weeks ago has seemed to disappear! These next couple of weeks are about following through; make some concrete plans and see if you connect with someone, stay true to your nature and follow your instincts but don’t be afraid to try something (or someone) new!

TAURUS 4/20 – 5/20

Let yourself breathe these next couple weeks. There’s no need to be so tense, Taurus. The middle of the quarter is hard but that doesn’t mean you can’t let your hair down and have a great night out this weekend! You’ve been working very hard for a while now and you need a mini-vacation. It’s all about the balance, you can get all your homework done, and then celebrate out with your pals.

GEMINI 5/21 – 6/20

Your schedule has been jam-packed and you’ve been looking to make more and more plans with people.  Don’t exhaust yourself, take some space to process all that’s been happening to you. Try focusing on your friends these next few weeks, it’ll give you some space to get out of your own head. You’ll find that listening to what’s going on with the people closest to you might give you some insight on how to process what’s been going on in your life.

CANCER 6/21 – 7/22

Socializing has not usually been your forte, Cancer. You’re very much the humanitarian type who prefers to take care of others. Let yourself be taken care of this time! Valentine’s day is coming up so be open to getting swept off your feet for a change, you just might like it. The middle of the quarter can be a daunting time, so allow yourself to be pampered.

LEO 7/23 – 8/22

You’ve been having a pretty relaxed time lately, it seems like you’re getting hit up by people left and right! You’ve been really overwhelmed in the past, so try to take things a little slower when it comes to your social life. You deserve to go out and have an amazing time, but be sure to do it with people that you’re excited to spend time with, or else you’ll get bored with a crowd that doesn’t value all that you have to offer.

VIRGO 8/23 – 9/22

You’ve been cooped up lately. You needed some time and space for yourself, but don’t overdo it. Being comfortably alone can be really healthy, but try reaching out to others this week. You’re known to be very romantic, so this Valentine’s day set up a date with someone who excites you! Or treat your sweetie to an amazing day! Get lost in organizing fun events for you and a special someone.

LIBRA 9/23 – 10/22

You’ve gained a lot of motivation and now is the time to put it to use in a productive way, while going out with friends every night can be a nice way to relax, you need to find the line between using your energy for something that will help you in the long run and something that’s only good for a short amount of time. Try setting up a study-date with a pal, or spend a little more time focusing on getting through the mid-quarter hump. You can do it, Libra, you just need to try a little harder.

SCORPIO 10/23 – 11/21

You’ve been very honest lately, Scorpio. This is healthy for you because you have a tendency to bottle things up. Don’t be hesitant to make plans with new people in the next couple weeks. You’ll come to find that others are more receptive to your intensity than you thought. Challenge yourself by making some plans with people you’ve previously blown off. You’ll see that if you give people chances, they just might surprise you.

SAGITTARIUS 11/22 – 12/21

These next couple weeks will bring out a lot of optimism in you that you didn’t know you had. You might find yourself reuniting with an old friend, or getting a job interview, or socializing with others in a really positive way! Be sure to keep yourself centered. Try writing things down to process it all, or making sure you have some time to yourself to get all your work done so you don’t get too lost in making plans.

CAPRICORN 12/22 – 1/19

You haven’t been as into going out lately, these days have been more about staying in and doing a lot of self-reflection than partying with your friends. Let the energy of the new moon allow you to spend some time with those you are closest with. Watch a movie with your bestie or have a date with your sweetie, going out doesn’t mean you have to stress yourself out with interacting with strangers, allow yourself to exhale and have fun with the ones who know you best.

AQAURIUS 1/20 – 2/18

This is such an exciting time for you! Both the sun and the moon are in your sign! Your energy is all over the place! However, it might be a little overwhelming. Enjoy your birthday, Aquarius, and bask in all your glory, this is a positive time for you to reflect on your past years and begin to grow. Just find the balance between time with others and time for yourself, prioritize you.

PISCES 2/19 – 3/20

Romance can get so intense with you, Pisces. You’ve been drowning in homework this quarter and now is the time to let yourself love and be loved. Don’t stress yourself out by trying to make plans with everyone on your friends list, just make plans that count. These next few weeks will bring about some more time in your schedule to dedicate to others and yourself.