\n\nKey Transits for This Week: \n\n\n\nSun Sextile Neptune \nMars Square Neptune\nMercury Retrograde \n\n\n\nEnergy for This Week:\n\nOn Monday, the planet of mysticism, spirituality, and creativity, Neptune, works with the Sun to encourage self-expression. It can also help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and have empathy for others. On Tuesday, Mars in fire sign Sagittarius can make you feel impulsive, and a clash with Neptune in water sign Pisces can lead to escapism and avoiding responsibility. Mercury begins its retrograde in air sign Aquarius on Friday, until February 3rd. It may be difficult to communicate your intentions clearly, as Aquarius is eccentric and has a unique or uncommon perspective of life. Practice detachment to avoid taking anything too personally during this time, and do your best to stay calm and centered! \n \n- Juliana M. Fanucchi \nAuthor Bio: Juliana began studying astrology at a young age. She believes that through understanding how the planets affect us, we can learn how to use their energies to better ourselves and our lives. Juliana studies other metaphysical subjects including numerology, tarot, gemstones, and practices Nicherin Buddhism. In 2016, she earned her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification. She currently resides in Tucson, Arizona.