The Chinese Lunar New Year takes place on Feb. 1, so if you’re heading to a festival of lights, don’t forget to wear red for luck. This is the year of the Tiger, whose energy, of course, is both confident and unpredictable.
There isn’t much overlap beyond the 12 symbols of the Greco-Roman zodiac and the 12 animals of the Chinese one, but with Feb. 1 also being the day of the new Moon in Aquarius, you may find the energy this week very tiger-like — confident and unpredictable.
Aquarius can be both diligent and surprising, being ruled by Saturn and Uranus. Aquarius energy is defined by breaking from tradition and outdated modes of being. Coincidentally, the Moon is currently conjunct to Saturn and square to Uranus, Aquarius’s ruler planets. This combination may make for some sudden mood swings and serious emotions. So, our work of self-reinvention here will focus on emotional maturity and vulnerability. If you can bring yourself to the next level within, you will experience great changes on the outside.
I guess one could say that when you feel tempted to be ferocious as a tiger, try instead to be soft as a kitten. Push past your fossilized emotional instincts and you’ll be luckier and lighter in love and in more. Fortunately, Venus leaving her retrograde period will make all of this a bit easier.
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
Mars sextile Jupiter: You’re probably feeling like you’re on top of the world. Enjoy the emotion-free ego boost as you go for what — or whom — you want.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Venus trine Uranus: Your typical taste for kink gets a big boost. Don’t be afraid to experiment or at least go for broke on something surprising and satiating.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Mercury conjunct Pluto: Sometimes you can be a bit twisted. Take time for some self-analysis and really ask yourself how you’re using your mind to manipulate relationships.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Moon square Uranus: Get ready for some ups and downs, kitten. You thought being a water sign was about making waves. Turns out it’s about crying a river.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Sun conjunct Saturn: The payoff for your hard work is imminent, if you can hold yourself together. Don’t look down on others, but don’t count on them either.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Mercury conjunct Pluto: This is the moment where your manipulative factor increases. It’s okay, we get you, but balance it out with some healthy self-analysis.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Venus trine Uranus: Popular? You know all about popular. Get out and about this week but don’t make plans. Let the wind take you where it will.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Mars sextile Jupiter: Take advantage of your good mood this week and transform it into good luck. And hey, you might even get lucky. God knows you need it.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Mars sextile Jupiter: Your already boosted ego gets a jolt of energy this week. Make the most of your increased charm and turn it into results.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Sun conjunct Saturn: Stand up and be counted, babe. Your hard work deserves recognition. That said, don’t sacrifice relationships for productivity goals.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Sun conjunct Saturn: Unclutter your life if you want to make room for success. This means shoving aside any personae non gratae who stand in the way of your shine.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Mars sextile Jupiter: Your devious charm gets a dose of honest this week, so put it to good use. You’ve got a short window to turn your dreams into reality.