The Moon is waning this week. She rises later and later after sunset, and each time appears smaller and smaller in the sky. During this time you may feel as if your emotional reserves are waning as well. It is time to go inward. Look deep. Furthermore, it is a time to backup your important data and finalize any contracts before Mercury goes retrograde this Sunday. 

Monday’s get-to-business attitude helps you get things organized and get yourself prepared for the upcoming Mercury retrograde. Backup data on your phone and on your computer. Label your hard drives. Make an inventory of your files. Make sure all your favorite pictures and music files are properly secure and organized. 

Use Tuesday morning’s energy to continue to get grounded and to get all your ducks in a row. Do you need to buy anything with electronic or mechanical parts? Now is the time to do it. Do your research. Talk to other people about what works for them. Put on your analytical hat. Be critical. At 1:26pm EST (10:26am PST), you may notice a shift in the energy. Suddenly the path is not so clear. Temporarily we have lost our sense of direction. Our intuition has gone offline now that the Moon has gone void-of-course. At 6:37pm EST (3:37pm PST), the Moon is back on track again and you will feel your judgement returning.

Wednesday is a day for partnership. Connect with others. Jobs are much easier with the support of a good friend or co-worker. Don’t be ashamed about asking for help. If you are looking for romance, tonight is the night. The stars are aligning for a magical encounter with someone new, if indeed, that is what you are looking for. Don’t be afraid to go out on your own and open yourself up to an experience with the unknown. The time is right for a romantic meeting with a special soul. 

Make connections and do all your important work during the first part of the day on Thursday. This is when the path is most clear and when you will be most productive. Work together with others and lend a helping hand. Build bridges. This is a good day to connect with people who may have offered help in the past but then faded into the background. Get them back on board with a project that is important to both of you. At 4:40pm EST (1:40pm PST), the Moon goes void-of-course and will remain so for the next three hours. During this time, don’t make any major decisions or plans. Instead, just stick to routine tasks.

Friday is Valentine’s Day – a day of romance. With the Moon in passionate Scorpio all day, the time is right to go to extremes. Don’t be afraid of going all out with regard to your show of affection toward the one you love. Great displays of passion are on the menu on a day like this. Harness the power of the Scorpio Moon and make a memorable evening for yourself and the one you love.

Tension crops up on Saturday thanks to the start of the 4th Quarter Moon. This is the day when the Moon and Sun are at a 90 degree angle with each other, thus setting the stage for friction between the masculine and feminine polarities. Both parties are being stubborn. Do your best to cool the tension with the help of some soothing background mantra. Krishna Das’s album, “Live Ananda” is just the thing you need. “Hare Krishna” and “Namah Shivaya” are just the classic tracks that can put you back on the right road with the people around you.

The big news on Sunday is Mercury stationing and turning retrograde. For the next three weeks, Mercury will appear to be moving backward in the sky. During this time, communication is off, directions are off and all travel and communications are adversely affected. During this time you should avoid signing any contracts or buying anything with electronic or mechanical parts. It is a better time to reflect on the past, review, and rework. Go back over the past instead of trying to orchestrate the future.

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