Your weekly horoscope is here, for the week of February 20th 2021
Astrologer Oscar Cainer lays out your weekly horoscope for the week of Saturday February 20th, to Friday February 26th, 2021.
There’s no point disagreeing this week. But then, when is there ever such a ‘need’? We rarely disagree because we have to; we usually do it because we want to. If there’s a genuine need to inform someone about an alternative point of view, surely it makes better sense to educate rather than explain? Disagreements don’t convince anyone of anything. Why, then, is someone disagreeing with you? You don’t need to be drawn into a fight. You can use your understanding to create calm.
‘Don’t just stand there, do something!’ That’s what we say to ourselves when urgent issues arise. Yet, actually, since leaping into action isn’t always the right thing to do, it might be better to say, ‘don’t just stand there, do nothing’! We’re brought up to believe that vigorous effort is admirable, and inaction is lazy. But this isn’t always true. You don’t need metaphorically to chase anything or anyone this week. With your ruler, Venus, making important links, what’s right for you will come.
A fascinating new issue is coming under your radar. Until now, you wouldn’t have had time to think about it. It might not even have felt relevant to your situation. Now, though, you’ve got time to give it close consideration. You’re right to feel excited and inspired about what’s possible. It could well prove to be just perfect. As Mercury, your ruler, changes direction, you’ll have more space to identify your needs, and more inspiration to find exciting ways to meet them. Positive change is possible.
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There’s a huge difference between not having something, and having it but not realising that you’ve got it. There’s also a distinction between knowing that you’ve got it, but forgetting where you’ve put it! As Mercury begins to move forwards, you need to work out whether something is lost or just misplaced. Even if you realise that you never had it in the first place, you’re well on the way to being able to achieve whatever it is that you require. One way or another, this week will show you that.
Some people say that ‘life is like a movie.’ Since we’re always ‘projecting’ things onto one another, perhaps this isn’t such a far-fetched idea. Yet, even if our lives are just passing shows on a screen, they certainly feel real. So too, do the themes that our storylines follow. Sometimes, it’s as if we’re the main characters in a high-octane adventure, while at others, we feel as if we’re just an ‘extra’ with little chance of making an impact. A starring role brings you into centre stage this week.
As your ruling planet, Mercury, comes to the end of its retrograde movement, it marks the end of a period of stress and strain. Although such celestial phases are highly constructive for anyone who’s in the process of reviewing and reconsidering their plans, the process of reflection tends to be encouraged by a process involving carrots and sticks. You’ve been more aware of problems than rewards. This week, the change of energy brings clear evidence that your efforts will be rewarded.
It seems that you’ve invested a lot of time trying to understand what someone’s trying to say, and even more time working out how you’ve been misunderstood! This has nothing to do with your intelligence or empathic skills, nor have they been deliberately obtuse. As Mercury, the planet of communication, turns direct, a cloud of confusion dissipates. Events this week not only enable you to highlight a communication error, they also provide a way to resolve tension and ensure ongoing trust.
If a film producer was planning on making a film about your life, they’d be delighted by what the week ahead has in store for you. You’ve been struggling against the odds, caught in an epic drama in which you’ve had to ‘take arms against a sea of troubles’. Just to add to the tension, realistic signs of hope have been thin on the ground. No wonder you’re concerned about how this is going to work out. Yet, the celestial message is reassuring. You can stop worrying and start to enjoy the show.
It’s difficult to make decisions when we’re feeling confused. It’s hard to identify the forces that are affecting us, let alone work out how to deal with them. And when we’re truly mystified, we can’t even tell that we’re confused. We might even think that we know exactly what to do! As you come out the other side of a bewildering situation, you can look back and understand the reason you’ve been feeling uncharacteristically uncertain. It’s time to move on. This issue need never be problematic again.
While an optimist calls a glass half full and a pessimist calls it half empty, you’re a pragmatic Capricorn. You know that it’s a glass half-filled with water and half-filled with air! Your realistic approach to life is a commendable, much-respected quality. It means that you don’t exaggerate problems, or magnify small signs of encouragement out of all proportion. Ignore the pessimists and optimists around you. As Mercury moves forwards, you’ll handle a situation with wisdom this week.
The stage is set. The show is about as ready as it will ever be. The audience is expectant. It seems that a drama is about to be played out. Although you’re not feeling particularly confident about the part you’re about to play, this week brings clear signs of how well suited you are to your role. The Arc of Aquarius, a gathering of planets in your sign, is focusing the celestial spotlight on you. Even though it’s no guarantee of acclaim or fame, it will bring a sense of achievement and fulfilment.
Sometimes, as hard as we try to please someone, someone else seems to take offence. Or, even worse, we end up offending the person we most want to assist. You’ve been facing a series of tricky choices. You seem to have made a decision which has inadvertently caused conflicting emotions in your nearest and dearest. Yet you aren’t the only person involved… and you’re not wholly responsible for sorting this out. If you step back out of the fray, you’ll find a harmonious resolution unfolds.
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