Astrology GIFs for the Week of February 24, 2014

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On Wednesday, February 26, Jupiter’s influence will be more potent than usual. Jupiter brings opportunities — although it might be difficult to use them, since they're coming quickly and without warning. Remain in control and you'll be better equipped to take advantage of sudden prospects. In the best-case scenario, this transit could bring an abrupt end to a challenging situation, especially as Mercury turns direct on Friday the 28th.

Mars in Libra, however, begins a period of retrograde on Saturday, March 1, the same day as the New Moon is in Pisces. Mars rules combat and Libra rules harmony. During this Libran Mars retrograde at the Piscean New Moon, try and think of new and innovative ways to use your warrior energy to create harmony in relationships.

Remember to make a wish on the day of the New Moon: Your desires will progress as the moon becomes full. Also during this New Moon in Pisces, intuition will increase when you're in contact with water or mirrors. Meditation involving one or both could help you find answers regarding dreams or subconscious drives.

Aries (March 21–April 19)

Check the partnerships around you to see where stability and trust lie. New opportunities may rush by too fast to grab, but relief could come if tough circumstances ease up. Foster successful initiatives and supportive personal relationships; this will ensure that security and love remain the foundation of your life. By Friday, a family matter could give you reason to be happy and optimistic — there's a chance to escape what's currently impeding you.

 

Taurus (April 20–May 20)

Words and ideas gush forth. A potentially flustering aspect between Jupiter and Uranus could make you feel unstable and volatile. Perhaps some private journaling will let you express yourself better than an uncontrolled public outburst. Later this week, stalled career communications or projects may be rekindled. Faith, kindness, and optimism will increase your social opportunities this week.

 

Gemini (May 21–June 20)

This week could deliver professional rewards through financial gain. If you are nudged to put up funding for investment in a future dream, it's best to take a chance, as long as you don’t risk your fiscal security in the process. There's a strong possibility of success.

 

Cancer (June 21–July 22)

Under the influence of an impulsive transit on Wednesday, you might take too big a risk with your security to make a fast change. There’s no need to put your foundation on the line. By this weekend, you might feel satisfied that you've gotten what you want. Mercury brings clarity and forward movement to fiscal conversations as well as ones about love. Joy and fulfillment reward your faith in personal expansion.

 

Leo (July 23–August 22)

Things are moving forward again: You can count on stability, professional respect, and commitment this week. By Wednesday, you may buck restraints and isolating tendencies to escape from captivity, whether self-imposed or otherwise. Freedom is on the horizon, and a new life may begin with the New Moon this weekend.

 

Virgo (August 23–September 22)

Make a commitment on Monday’s Venus-Saturn sextile, and whomever you choose will provide a strong, secure foundation for the relationship. You may have been having fun with friends recently, but if you're urged to spend, lend, or overcharge on a whim, you’re better protecting your credit and opening up life in a more constructive way. This could materialize over the weekend. Health matters should also improve.

 

Libra (September 23–October 22)

Your ruler, Venus (direct in Capricorn), should make home and office life more pleasant. Maybe a parent will visit, or loved ones will give you the emotional foundation you need. If you spend less while out and about, you’ll have more — emotionally and financially — to invest at home. Get some much-needed rest at home this weekend.

 

Scorpio (October 23–November 21)

Your challenge is to power a new start without undermining your security or health. This week's transits supply good fortune, benevolence, and love to bless your life in emotionally nurturing ways. Now is the time to focus on work and health.

 

Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)

If you need funds for an adventure, you’ve got Venus in your money sector. Difficult financial affairs are beginning to ease up. You're in a generous mood, and spending and saving both feel good. Perhaps you're buoyed by extra income or an ambitious opportunity that could eventually add to your bottom line. Stability may rock when your ruler, Jupiter, squares unstable Uranus on Wednesday, so don’t let your nervous energy push others away: A smoother, less reckless approach will yield better results.

 

Capricorn (December 22–January 19)

The urge to gamble will grow exponentially on Wednesday: An urge for something new could erupt explosively. This might be triggered by family members or a volatile partner. Someone will want freedom from responsibilities and may make an abrupt split, leaving you in the middle of a sudden and possibly life-changing shift. By the weekend, however, the Sun-Jupiter trine fills your heart with joy and expanded fulfillment. It’s the perfect time to express your most sacred feelings to a caring partner.

 

Aquarius (January 20–February 18)

Wednesday’s nerve-rattling Jupiter-Uranus square (and expanded influence from your house of routines, wellness, and work) could produce an outburst of  pent-up frustration with being overworked. Come up with an inventive way to release stress instead of sounding off without thinking. And back up computers!

 

Pisces (February 19–March 20)

By midweek, love and money could clash: Someone might want to gamble with your assets in search of an exciting experience or more independence. Later this week, though, your intuition will provide better inner guidance. All you’ve dreamed of regarding family, children, romance, and creative self-fulfillment might come into your life in this period of abundance.

 

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