Mercury Retrograde is Back… Here’s Your Horoscope for the Week of February 1

Weekly Horoscope

The first official Mercury Retrograde of the year is here as we welcome a new month. With Mercury, the planet of communication, retrograding through the sign of Aquarius, the sign that governs our relationships, we may fall victim to frequent misunderstandings and heated arguments with friends, peers, and family members. Be mindful of how you speak and relate to those around you and, at the same time, keep in mind who your true friends are.

Here’s how you can protect yourself from this month’s Mercury Retrograde.

Aries (March 20 to April 19)

You may either be feeling bored and restless with where you currently are, seeking some excitement to happen in your life, or you’re holding yourself back from facing changes and new experiences in fear of what you can’t control. Either way, you’re basing your sense of fulfillment on your life’s success and it’s causing you to be discontent or anxious over eventual failure. Be grateful for what you have and make sure you’re living each day to the fullest!

Taurus (April 19 – May 20) 

Though conflict among your peers or even with your own self is uncomfortable, you have to face it instead of pretending it doesn’t exist. Speak your truth and fight for what’s right in the situation, but don’t let your desire to win get the better of you. Instead, seek a compromise or a truce—for now, at least. Trust that the answers will be much clearer to you all soon.

Gemini (May 20 – June 21)

Things are getting unstable for you lately and it’s starting to wear you down. When you find yourself deep in a situation where nothing seems to be going right, allow yourself to take a step back, breathe, and find inner peace. Contemplate where you are, how far you’ve come, and where you’re headed. Not all is lost; sometimes, you’ve just been looking at the immediate problems at hand to notice all the wonderful possibilities that surround you. So don’t lose hope!

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Don’t hesitate to show the world your true, authentic self! Align yourself more closely with your core values, your inner voice, and your heart’s desires. Only you know who you are and what you want, so be honest with yourself and chase after your dreams!

Leo (July 22 – August 23)

You may be feeling emotionally exhausted right now and the only way to feel better is to take some time off for yourself, away from things and people who may deplete your energy more and more whether they know it or not. Rest, relax, and fill yourself up again. It’s self-care time!

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Remember that learning from your past mistakes is the best way to live your best life today. Accept yourself for who you are, flaws and all. Instead of making so much effort to please other people at the cost of your own happiness, reflect on where you are, how far you’ve come, and where you want to go from here. Only you have control over where your life should go!

(In case you missed it: A Full Moon in Leo is Coming! Here’s Your Horoscope for the Week of January 25)

Libra (September 22 – October 23)

You have been freed of your unhealthy habits and everything that’s been holding you back from moving positively forward. Remember that there’s nothing to fear about moving on to unfamiliar waters. Battle your inner demons, listen to your gut, and express yourself freely to attract more positive energies into your life.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 22)

There seems to be a domineering force in your life, cause you to feel powerless against it. However, you have to believe that you are capable of standing up for yourself and being the boss of your own life. You have built a stable foundation in your life and will soon see the fruits of your persistent labor. So have more faith in yourself and believe that you have what it takes to see your dreams through!

Sagittarius (November 21 – December 21)

You are so ready to show off your many different talents and your true, authentic self. Just stay committed to your progress and keep pushing your plans into action! Trust that things will all fall into place as long as you work hard for them. You can do this!

Capricorn (December 21 – January 19)

Drastic changes, those you were not expecting at all, may be happening to your life right now and it’s caused your brain to be thrown into pure chaos. You are finding it difficult to decide what to do in this situation, especially when everything seems to be so unclear. When this happens, don’t be afraid to ask for help.

Aquarius (January 19 – February 18)

Dramatic events in your life have led you to reevaluate all the areas in your life. Up till this point, you’ve been acting on impulse without any regard for the consequences, hurting yourself and those around you in the process. It’s time to take a step back, change your perspective, and allow yourself to grow and mature from your experiences.

Pisces (February 18 – March 20)

Be wary of people taking advantage of you and your wealth. Not everyone will repay your generosity with kindness. Focus instead on investing in your own self, taking care of your own needs first before the needs of others. After all, you deserve to indulge in your blessings too.

(In case you missed it: A Full Moon in Leo is Coming! Here’s Your Horoscope for the Week of January 25)

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