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Arrow-scopes Feb. 3 - Feb. 8

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Graphic by Kailyn Veach

Whew! We can all breathe a sigh of relief this week, because the first Mercury retrograde of the year is officially OVER as of Feb. 3. If last week felt particularly draining and uncommunicative, especially in your romantic or professional relationships, thank Mercury (and Venus, whose retrograde ended Jan. 29).

Life is going to feel much more “full steam ahead” now that we’re out of the retrograde fog of confusion and miscommunication. What does this week have in store for you? Read your weekly Arrow-scope below to find out!

Aries, your ruling planet Mars has returned to hard working Capricorn for the first time since March 2020. You’re going to really feel this energy this week—motivation, organization and abundance (in both financial and romantic venues) are at an all time high.

Taurus, that Venus retrograde was … tough. There’s no sugarcoating it. But now that it’s over, you can pick up the pieces of what you went through and move forward, even if it’s a slow move. Take care of yourself as you transition out of the thunderdome.

Gemini, Mercury’s retrograde hit you like a freight train. You’re feeling completely overwhelmed from the whole thing, and rightfully so—it’s almost criminal to be so overloaded with information when the communication planet is moonwalking. Take time (maybe with a therapist or close friend) to let it all out. Knowledge is power, but knowing too much can be debilitating.

Cancer, you may be feeling drained right now. You may have suffered a hard loss, but that doesn’t mean you wasted your time. There is value in something or someone being in your life, even if that presence isn’t permanent. Just like the moon, you will be full again.

Leo, life feels blah right now. You really thrive when the sun is out, so these dark wintry times have you feeling … not your best. But when the sun meets Saturn on Feb. 4, you’ll find yourself capable of strengthening your relationship with your partner, best friend, or favorite coworker in a way you haven’t been able to before.

Virgo, you’re totally perfect, right? *Intense side-eye* This Mercury retrograde made you realize all your imperfections and mistakes, and you may be feeling very vulnerable right now. But when Mercury goes direct on Feb. 3, you’re in the business of feeling empowered by your knowledge and self-awareness rather than humiliated or frustrated. Keep working!

Libra, the last couple months have been a whirlwind. But now, with Venus direct again, you’ve found yourself right back where you were in November, only with way more wisdom. You may have changed your direction. Whether that’s staying where you wanted to leave, or getting close again to someone you swore you were cutting off, you know now that all of your choices were the right ones for you.

Scorpio, you are showing up and showing off with your ruling planet Mars back in Capricorn for the first time in almost two years. Your energy this week really says, “I’ve got my groove back!” And you have the motivation and drive to show for it. This is a good time to invest in future you!

Sagittarius, one word: exhausted. You’ve been taking on a LOT recently, and you’re dying for a more sustainable routine. Take time this week to prioritize your health (mental and physical) rather than trying so hard to be productive. Your work is only going to be good if you feel good.

Capricorn, you have four, count ‘em, FOUR planets in your sign right now, and you are THRIVING. From financial prowess to limitless self-confidence, this may be Aquarius season, but things are coming up aces for you.

Aquarius, you’ve been on a rollercoaster for the last year, and the ride isn’t over yet. But with the sun meeting Saturn on Feb. 4, this is the time to remember you’re responsible for your own goals and happiness. You don’t have to act fine when you’re not, and you don’t need to put on a smile to make everyone else comfortable.

Pisces, you are feeling yourself right now. You are focused and driven, making those doctor’s appointments and finishing ALL the assignments ON TIME. Embrace this flow of energy and use it to make some financial moves!