Your Horoscope by Susan Miller
As my mother, Little Mom, would have said, the chart shows the condition of the situation—the outcome is always up to you. I would not recommend having elective surgery like a face-lift or elective surgery on the eyes. In an emergency situation, you already have something hurting you that needs immediate attention—in that case, seek the help you need—including surgery, quickly. I was addressing elective surgery where the need to act was not too great.
My publicist once had a major operation on her hip during a Mercury retrograde period. She had come to the point where she could not bear the pain of her damaged hip any longer and made the appointment with her surgeon. The operation turned out well, for she was careful about choosing the right specialist for her concern. This was a situation where she was finally going back to address a medical problem that she had put off for a long time. Don’t be worried if you must have an operation during Mercury retrograde.
The new moon of February 23 in Pisces at four degrees will be an exciting moment of the year. It’s beautifully aspected, one of the best new moons of 2020, and it falls in one of the most powerful places in your chart, namely your professional house of honors, awards, and achievement. You will have four planets in that house by the time of the new moon February 23—the Sun, new moon, your ruler Mercury, and Neptune, the planet of imagination.
The new moon of February 23 will speak directly with Mars, the planet of action, in your eighth house of other people’s money, and this suggests your rising reputation will allow you to ask for higher fees or salary and get it. At the same time, Mercury will be in sync with Jupiter, the giver of gifts and luck. You may be negotiating a new position, a fee for a special assignment, or an order for your goods or services. The money on offer is, or soon will be, very generous.