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Arrow-scopes Feb. 24 - March 2

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
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The end of this month is all about communication, as Mercury in Aquarius squares off with Uranus in Taurus. Big conversations, reactive words and speaking from pain are all on the calendar for everyone.

Aries, take time this week to center yourself. Think before you speak and act. Words carry a lot of power, and slowing down to think things through will save you those awkward conversations.

Taurus, the professional world is a good place to be on your best behavior. Having new information about your job, boss or co-workers might be helpful to ponder, but word vomit won’t be.

Gemini, recently-acquired information may cause some negative thinking on your end. Try not to resort to self-destructive behaviors amidst the difficult conversations that may come up, and take everything with a grain of salt.

Cancer, a wounded animal strikes back. Try to stay calm and be mindful before letting your words bubble up from a place of pain. Expect some serious mental breakthroughs!

Leo, both in partnerships and in the workplace, communication is strained, to say the least. Others are also affected by this Mercury transit, so try to be understanding of where those seemingly personal jabs are coming from. Act and speak with empathy.

Virgo, try not to be reactive when disputes break out in the workplace. A difference in perspective with your boss or coworkers is not a reason to engage in a knock-down-drag-out.

Libra, you’re in for some mental breakthroughs and eureka moments, but not all of them come from a sunshiny place. Someone in your romantic or familial life may bring up questions you would rather hide from, but don’t react to these like you’re being attacked.

Scorpio, tensions could arise between your friends or partner and your family. Try to keep cool and collected when facing out-of-the-blue comments.

Sagittarius, if it’s not you talking out of pocket, it’s someone else who strikes a nerve in you. Either way, this off-cuff comment may cause a domino effect and ruin your plans. Take time to care for yourself.

Capricorn, watch out for a clash of perspectives in your relationship. Emotions are at an all-time high, and your words will reflect that if you’re not careful in your speaking.

Aquarius, Mercury may be in your sign, but that doesn’t make communication any easier for you. There’s no way to put it lightly: you’re on track to really hurt someone’s feelings this week. Look out for unnecessary oversharing and think before you speak.

Pisces, what goes around comes around, and that includes the way you speak—not just to others, but to yourself. Tensions are high, so try to be mindful of your words, thoughts and emotions this week. Take care of yourself.