Keep the lights low this Valentine’s Day, as a bit of intrigue is definitely on the menu. The moon in seductive Scorpio is setting the mood, while Venus, the planet of romance, is set to wave the checkered flag on desire all week long. This week is also the run-up to Mercury retrograde, so take note of events and back up your data before the mischievous planet backtracks over your best-laid plans. Read on to discover your weekly horoscope for the week of February 10 through February 16, 2020, and double down by getting to know your rising sign.
Aries | Aries rising
You wear a proverbial goddess halo this month, so your charisma is dialed way up, Aries. But with all that light around you, the bumps and bruises that life in the fast lane has given you will be on display; let old scores and scars settle by opening your heart and letting love in. If you need to burn a toxic bridge, now is the time. Likewise for setting new goals—just do it. Whether single or in a long-term partnership, you’ll find this week will fast-track your love life. Plan some fun events and dates to look forward to during the next few months.
Taurus | Taurus rising
No wonder you’re a lover of love, sensuality, and beauty, Taurus—the planet that rules your sign is Venus, also known as Aphrodite. She’s currently moving in unusually spontaneous ways, as are you this week. It’s Valentine’s Day, but you don’t need a reason to celebrate some of your favorite things—romance, gorgeous flowers, great wine. Indulge your “quality counts” mindset whether you’re in a long-term partnership, dating, or happily enjoying the company of friends. Move toward the ones who genuinely make you happy. This week, try to stray from your rote routine a little—shake things up!—but keep your usual impeccable standards in place.
Gemini | Gemini rising
This Valentine’s Day you may end up sharing the bubbles with friends as Venus presides over your social zone. With action planet Mars in its last week of your relationship zone, it’s a great time to be spontaneous with friends or partners. It’s also a key time to collaborate, so reach out to that someone who inspires you. Your ruling planet, Mercury, is setting the stage all week long for its backspin into retrograde—read the small print on everything, from your Valentine’s card to your menu. You’ll find yourself retracing your steps this week—rethinking and course correcting—so it’s better to adjust work, words, or promises now rather than later.
Cancer | Cancer rising
If there’s someone deserving at work who’s had it rough lately, they may need you to reach out with some nurturing words or perhaps deliver a public display of praise this week. You have a natural soft center and urge to protect, Cancer, especially with those younger and more vulnerable. You may be compelled to sound off on a topic, even if it’s an impassioned post on your go-to social platform. The one who needs to see it will. With the emotive moon sailing through your romance zone on Valentine’s Day, the tide is decidedly in. Make exclusive plans with someone special. If it involves water, even better.
Leo | Leo rising
The spotlight is on your partnerships all month, Leo. Who has been throwing their light your way? It’s an ideal time to partner up with them for creative collaboration, especially if their skills complement yours. Whether it’s to brainstorm or just to connect, the contact will illuminate some important areas for you, so take offers—but reach out too. On the partnership subject, spend Valentine’s weekend having unadulterated fun—do whatever it is you truly enjoy. Short on ideas? The planet of love is lighting up your international sector—maybe a foreign film? A night of salsa dancing? Or perhaps trying some culinary flavors you’ve never had could be just the ticket.
Virgo | Virgo rising
Venus, the planet of love and desire, is simmering in your zone of intimacy, so this may not be the week to RSVP to every invitation. Keep things low-key—including on Valentine’s Day—by spending time with a loved one or a close friend, or by yourself, unwinding. There may be an opportunity for healing earlier in the week too, so don't let it pass by. Note what reveals itself to you or someone close. Met someone new? Keep your cards close to the vest and don’t feel compelled to reveal them too quickly. If someone else is coming on strong, it’s okay to ask them to chill.
Libra | Libra rising
Your partnership zone is hosting your ruling planet, Venus the goddess of all things love, so relationships are particularly beneficial for you at the moment. Overall this is an opportune period to connect with people one-on-one. Your open approach and a natural interest in others is infectious and makes others feel appreciated, so don’t hold back this week. If your partner or bestie has been experiencing challenges, you’ll know just what to do to help them through it because that’s your natural way, Libra.
Scorpio | Scorpio rising
With Neptune, the planet of unconditional love, in your romance zone, it’s important to do things that bring you joy this week. Seek out experiences that are fun but perhaps under the radar—an intimate gathering, a dinner booth for two, or private instruction on an activity you’ve been wanting to master. Since Venus herself is in your career zone, you might find a few extra invitations coming your way to join a small group of colleagues socially after work. This is the week to say yes.
Sagittarius | Sagittarius rising
With the planet of love in your zone of romance this month, Valentine’s Day is looking romantic and fun—just the way you like it, Sag. This week is a great time to throw yourself into any creative outlets you’ve been pursuing, particularly over the weekend. The week starts with a moment of healing in a creative realm that you may have had trouble expressing or working through. Whatever it is, focus on the pleasure it brings you. When you do things for joy, as children do, rather than an expectation of a particular outcome, it takes the pressure off.
Capricorn | Capricorn rising
Consider hosting Valentine’s Day at home this year, as a focus on intimacy is just what the doctor ordered. If you’ve experienced sore points stemming from old family issues, the current placement of the planet Venus ensures some proverbial healing balm—especially if you’re assertive about what your needs are. You don’t like to come across as selfish, Cap, but letting others know what truly pleases you allows them to course-correct and work with you. Everyone wins! Back up data and files while double-checking the fine print, as this week is the lead-up to Mercury retrograde in your communication zone as of Sunday. Watch for things left unsaid—you’ll revisit them over the next few weeks for a second chance at sharing your feelings.
Aquarius | Aquarius rising
If you’ve ever wanted to express yourself in writing, now’s the week to do it. Share your heart in prose, a handwritten card, even a text or an email this Valentine’s Day. This is your month to shine, and you’re an air sign, which means words, words, and more words. Venus, the planet of love, in your communication zone suggests this is a creative month for you; share your take on a subject that interests you. When you think, talk, or write about a subject, make sure you really connect your feelings to the words for the best possible result. As they say in Manifesting 101: Your vibe attracts your vibe.
Pisces | Pisces rising
This Valentine’s Day, your expectations are decidedly Material Girl as Venus, the planet of love and desire, is in your zone of finance and acquisition. If you’ve been itching to hit “add to cart” on that new dress/pair of jeans/shirt/jacket, it’s a good week to do it. You’re a romantic at heart, so opt for a traditional candlelit dinner with someone special. If this week brings up any glitches in what you feel you deserve, heal them with gratitude for what you have and what you appreciate about yourself. Of special mention is your ability to see and connect with something beautiful in everyone you meet thanks to finely tuned emotional intuition and adaptability. What can you give yourself that will bring you pleasure? Treat yourself to something—even if it’s fresh flowers to welcome the impending spring season into your home and heart.
Vanessa Montgomery—aka Astro All-Starz—is a professional counseling astrologer and author of Star Power: A Simple Guide to Astrology for the Modern Mystic. Aimed at enlightenment and seeing past labels to the oneness that unites us all, Montgomery’s work also helps navigate the practical essentials with grounded cosmic intel. Her motto: Free your mind, own your power, create your world.
Originally Appeared on Glamour