The cosmos is encouraging you to embrace your confidence this week. On February 8, the sun-Mercury conjunction in your first house of the self is asking you to speak your mind and be honest about your feelings. However, by February 10, Mercury retrograde will also square off with Mars in your emotional fourth house, which may cause your defenses to flare up as you feel the need to protect yourself from getting hurt. Consider the way you react to fear and how it may be perceived by a potential lover. There’s nothing wrong with being afraid, but clear communication can help them understand what you’re feeling.
On February 11, the new moon in Aquarius will take place, encouraging a new beginning in your life. You may be embracing a new side of yourself and recognizing that you’ve outgrown certain situations and relationships in your life. Look forward instead of backward and make your growth a priority. As the Venus-Jupiter conjunction takes place, your confidence will shine brightly, attracting lovers and friends like moths to a flame. Honor what makes you unique.
However, be cautious about making any permanent decisions just yet, especially regarding your appearance. On February 13, Mercury retrograde will meet up with Venus, encouraging you to beautify yourself. Hold off on going through with that quirky haircut, for now, and really think it through.