There are people who bemoan Valentine’s Day. I am not among them. So many of the reasons I see to dislike the holiday seem to me like letting someone else define what has value for you. It means to you whatever it means to you, but that’s your choice. There’s no “them” shoving anything down anyone’s throat. Well, not anymore than anything else. No thank you, Bob Dylan, I do not want a Chrysler. And that’s okay!
You’re free to have whatever attitude you wish about it. And it’s not like you need my permission. But if you have someone in your life, someone who matters to you, and they’d like something for Valentine’s Day? This is not a hill to die on. Mars is in Libra, Venus-ruled Libra, for the holiday and a whole long time surrounding that. It’s give and take in the give and take. That sounds all kinds of hearts and flowers, but it can be a little skewed about being straightforward. It can also be very controlling and prone to projection. Take care you don’t just automatically treat the other person the way you’d like to be treated. Because in reality that can really suck.
People have their own ways they want to be treated and those ways show in their chart! Look at their Moon, their Venus, the ruler of their 7th house (5th and 8th as well, for that matter). Even Mercury says plenty about their personal style. Look at the Mars and rising for what suits them physically.
Thursday morning is not too late to plan a treat for people who are special. In fact, with the Moon in Leo, moving from a trine to Uranus to a quincunx to Pluto and Venus, a mood of sunny generosity can defuse much of the tension built during this prolonged cardinal square and Venus retrograde (no longer in effect).
Retrograde Mercury has just moved back into Aquarius. With its sign ruler in trine to the Moon, things you’ve observed in the past, pop into mind! You don’t have to spend a nickel to be kind and thoughtful. Fold up your last movie tickets, cut them into hearts and tape them to the bathroom mirror. What I think people want most is an indication that they matter. Making an effort to make it personal does just that.
If you like to celebrate Valentine’s Day, what are your plans this year? What was your most memorable Valentine?