Astrology GIFs for the Week of February 3, 2014

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In retrograde from February 6 to February 28, Mercury gives you the opportunity to turn inward and re-evaluate all the intense energies that have been at work lately. This will let you see your position in the greater scheme of things. Retrograde cycles are beneficial because they offer us a chance to reposition ourselves so that we can get better in tune with the current environment and adjust ourselves accordingly.

Because Mercury is retrograde and in dreamy, intuitive Pisces, it means that activities aimed at achieving goals are likely to encounter minor delays. This setup is likely to spark the imagination, and you may find yourself dreaming about the past or someone from the past. Something significant may be realized subconsciously; keeping a dream journal will help you to sort through these cryptic messages. Through this process of creative introspection, you may be able to finally come to a resolution regarding some old baggage you’d like to unload.

Aries (March 21–April 19)

Mercury in Pisces is sending messages through dreams, with symbols that involve the past. Your mind may loop obsessively about old attachments, especially friendships. Introspection can yield an inspirational breakthrough in awareness regarding unsettled issues with a friend.

Taurus (April 20–May 20)

Mercury’s first retrograde in this new year takes place on Thursday, February 6, impacting your social world and close friendships. It may take three weeks for misunderstandings to clear up or for information to arrive, but there will be a resolution, eventually, if you put thought into the situation now.

Gemini (May 21–June 20)

Your ruler, Mercury, makes its first retrograde of 2014 on Thursday the 6th, in Pisces, which is your solar tenth house of profession. This sign’s natural characteristics of confusion and diversion apply to your career affairs. Avoid office gossip; what you hear (or pass along) is likely to be untrue or inaccurate.

Cancer (June 21–July 22)

If you’ve had troubles with a close companion in your business or personal life, the two of you can now leave the past behind and make a new commitment to each other. Venus in Capricorn brings devotion and reliability into your partnership world.

Leo (July 23–August 22)

Go over financial documents carefully. If your finances seem out of control, let intuition increase your understanding of previously mysterious or misunderstood subjects. But don’t abandon logic.

Virgo (August 23–September 22)

Your ruler, Mercury, has been in Pisces, sometimes bringing confusion to partnerships, while enhancing relationship discussions nonetheless. When Mercury retrogrades this week, feelings may be internalized rather than spoken, attention distracted, and certainly missing. Double-check information and be as clear as possible when communicating.

Libra (September 23–October 22)

Day-to-day life becomes a bit confusing as Mercury in Pisces retrogrades. Work routines and health matters may not go smoothly. You may likely misunderstand your co-workers. Pets (and computers) may act strangely, and you might find yourself in the same boat. This is a good time to see a doctor or some sort of healer if you have concerns regarding your well-being.

Scorpio (October 23–November 21)

Your romantic matters require extra attention this month. Go with the flow, especially with so many misunderstandings and misperceptions afloat. If you’re looking to your love life for corruption from previous times, you may instead find that’s its an introspective journey that brings relief.

Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)

Family affairs may take a temporary turn for the worse under this occultation of reason. While intuitive intelligence may replace logic, misunderstandings or false perceptions are likely to supersede concrete knowledge. Domestic plans may fall under foggy illusions.

Capricorn (December 22–January 19)

Your ability to deal with mundane matters and clear thinking take a nosedive this week. Double-check information and travel plans. Your intuition and imagination, however, may soar. Take a break from linear thinking and bask in a creative glow.

Aquarius (January 20–February 18)

Mercury’s retrograde in Pisces on the 6th is the first astrological trigger of the month, a difficult influence on your money zone. You may prefer a cool perspective on things, but viewpoints about finances are under a hazy fog. It’s best to postpone big economic decisions and not over-think your income and asset flow, which should have a dreamy charm now.

Pisces (February 19–March 20)

This week you will likely have personal misunderstanding and miss a few appointments. Double-check your calendar and expect to re-do a few things. On the subconscious level, however, this inward turn may impel you to find a worldly channel within which to manifest long-held dreams.

David Scoroposki is a professional astrologer working in New York City. GIF reporting by Maggie Lange.

Astrology GIFs for the Week of February 3, 2014