With Mercury in retrograde since January 30, plans and communications are all over the cosmic place. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, matters of the heart are bound to get murkier still. Here is your horoscope guide to making this Mercury-centric Valentine’s a success.
Your Sun Sign Valentine Horoscope:
1. Aries (March 21 – April 19)
You’ve never been one to mince your words, Aries. When someone crosses the line you let them know–and then some. With Mercury’s retrograde muddying the waters of communication this Valentine’s, it’s important that you tread carefully; a sharp retort or full-fledged outburst could cost you an otherwise magical day.
2. Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Single or attached, you’re bound to embrace this Valentine’s with your usual Venus-ruled fervor. However, this year work-related stress and Mercury-related glitches could decidedly cloud your rose-colored glasses. Try to stay close to home on Valentine’s, and creating a soothing, sensual retreat for yourself and loved ones.
3. Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Your inherent restlessness may compel you to book a last-minute getaway, Gemini, but think twice before making any travel plans. Mercury may be the ruler of travel and technology, as well as your sun sign, but the planet’s retrograde could spell doom for any hastily-planned sojourns. Try to channel your energy into a more intimate evening closer to home, as your trademark penchant for fun will be more than enough to delight your sweetheart.
4. Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Mercury’s retrograde has encouraged you to reevaluate your relationships, romantic or otherwise, and whether or not your boundaries are being respected or repeatedly breached. Perhaps a partner has taken your tender, nurturing nature for granted one too many times; maybe you’re ready to go it alone for awhile. Use the loving power of Valentine’s to get back in touch with the person who matters most, Cancer: you.
5. Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Your romantic relationship may have undergone some trials and tribulations this month, Leo, leaving you feeling less than enthusiastic. Certainly the retrograde hasn’t done any favors for you and your partner where communications are concerned, but try to keep things light and playful for Valentine’s. There will be plenty of time for confrontations later.
6. Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
With Mercury’s retrograde throwing one wrench after another into your carefully made plans, it’s best to go with the flow this Valentine’s, Virgo. Any attempts to control or painstakingly curate the day will likely end in frustration, so why not give yourself–and your sweetheart–a refreshing reprieve from the duress?
7. Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Love is always in the air for Venus-ruled Libra, but Mercury’s retrograde could send some unwanted ardor your way in the form of a wistful ex looking to rewrite history. Don’t indulge them unless the spark is mutual, Libra, as rekindled affairs during a retrograde period are notorious for turning sour once the planet–in this case Mercury–goes direct.
8. Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
You’ve been craving warmth and intimacy of late, Scorpio, and this Valentine’s is the perfect time to eschew fancy reservations or outings and just cozy up with your partner at home. This retrograde period may have brought a lot of conflict and miscommunication into your life, and the last thing you or your partner need is a lover’s spat on Cupid’s day.
9. Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
You’re fairly straightforward in your communications, Sag, and are seldom lost for words when it comes to expressing yourself. This month’s retrograde may have stifled your normally articulate nature somewhat, leaving you uncertain about approaching your loved one. This Valentine’s speak from the heart, and don’t be afraid to look a little foolish.
10. Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
You’ve been extra careful with your finances of late, Capricorn, but this season’s retrograde has given you no choice but to further tighten the purse strings. If a decadent evening is out of the question this Valentine’s, get creative: a sensual massage, homemade candlelit dinner, or personal gesture is more than enough to meet your lover’s needs.
11. Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
With Mercury retrograding in your sign, Aquarius, you’re probably feeling all over the place emotionally–not exactly the recipe for a perfect Valentine’s, right? Wrong! While your thoughts may be in a tailspin right now, you still have lots to offer your loved ones, so turn your attentions outward and give your head a break in favor of your heart.
12. Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
You’ve done a deep dive into personal work this retrograde, Pisces, which has left you simultaneously exhilarated and exhausted. Use the shimmery energy of February’s new moon to start with a clean slate in matters of the heart. Keep things simple and intimate, so your partner can see all the wonderful new aspects you’ve attained during this period.