After an incredibly eventful week last week, complete with Leo solar eclipse and a rare Jupiter-Saturn sextile, it's time to spend some time consolidating.
Today we can look forward to a New Moon solar eclipse at around 19h30 BST, which will kick start a brand new six month cycle for us all.
Although you may have drifted into a dreamy reverie over the weekend, expect to come down to earth with a hard bump on Monday when a Mars-Saturn opposition creates obstacles to progress that are likely to end in frustration.
In amongst all the recent craziness, a bit of stability and consistency arrives today in the form of a Mercury-Saturn sextile - exact at 21h45 GMT tonight.
Today things could get a little bit nasty as Mars squares up to Pluto. Normally healthy conflict or competition could quickly escalate into something intense and possibly quite ugly.
Today we enter the looking glass - a strange, erratic but also potentially magical time that is likely to last until Sunday's solar eclipse in Pisces. This otherworldly period is set in motion by Mercury, which will simultaneously sextile unpredictable Uranus, whilst also trining lucky Jupiter.
This weekend, the Sun will enter sensitive, dreamy Pisces at 11:30am GMT on Saturday the 18th of February. Once we do, we will officially be entering the cosmic looking glass - and the madness of Oscars season!
The mood changes to one of decisiveness and focused action as the Moon enters wilful Scorpio and Mercury moves to sextile Mars.
Today we find ourselves caught between two rather different astral influences: On the one hand, we have yesterday's Sun-Saturn sextile, encouraging a 'Steady as you go' approach. On the other, we have tomorrow's ingress of Mercury into impatient, 'Just do it!' Aries.
STAR FORECAST FOR THE FESTIVE PERIOD November's cosmic energy epitomised Scorpio energy in some many ways – first the world experienced a bout of crisis and shock (rather like The Tower card in the Tarot) followed by a period of realignment as Mars, Jupiter and Saturn came together to work with Uranus in rebuilding the…