Venus Conjunct Neptune
Mars is pulling away from Neptune, as Venus gets closer to Neptune, in Aquarius.
Venus will be nearly conjunct Neptune at the end of the week. The planet of Entertainment teams up with the planet of Dreams, just in time for Super Bowl Sunday. Venus is also the planet of Harmony, combining with Neptune planet of Fantasy, in the sign of Social Idealism. But Neptune has a darker side as well: Confusion, Deception, Disappointment. Mars is on the other side of Neptune, adding its energy of Impatience, Conflict, and Argument, and thus defeats any attempts at coming to Agreement.
The exact conjunction of Venus & Neptune will be on Sunday, Feb. 1, @ 12 deg Aquarius.
Mercury continues to be retrograde, in Capricorn, and opposite to Retrograde Jupiter. This combination also tends to get hopes up, but with the planet of Communications "backwards" in the zodiac, Misunderstandings are more likely.
Uranus & Ketu are still in close conjunction this week. The combination of the planet of Sudden Unexpected Changes with the eclipse point signifying Past Karma, has produced some significant changes in the past week: the Government of Yemen collapsed, and Saudi Arabia has a new king. Uranus and Ketu move very slowly, so this conjunction continues to produce surprises, and the potential for crisis, for the next several months.