February Monthly Horoscope
February is looking to be a very quiet month astrologically with no planets in retrograde as well as Mars still being stuck and moving very slowly in Gemini. This energy gives us the ability to flow more freely and really move forward with plans and actions!
However, startling and sudden shifts are on the cards with the Full Moon in Leo on February 5th. With a strong square aspect of La Luna and the Sun to freedom-loving Uranus, we may have an unexpected change of heart, where we may find that the direction, we’ve been moving in is no longer the right one for us. And although this may be initially anxiety-provoking, it’s important to trust in the winds of change and not resist the curveballs that the Universe may be throwing at us.
It’s time, once again, for the Messenger planet to be welcomed back into the airy embrace of brilliant Aquarius on February 11th. Now that Mercury is out of the sometimes-traditional sign of Capricorn, this planet is prepared for second chances and eager to prove his mental prowess via future-forward thinking. Air is an element well suited to the planet that rules the mind and intellect, and Aquarius is one of those signs bordering on genius. Expect flashes of innovation, glimpses into the future, and big dreams.
Because Aquarius is also the sign associated with community and the ‘people’, this period, is likely to be one in which we merge our own ideas with the greater collective. Where we eagerly carry our opinions into the group and bounce our thoughts around with those who share our same ideals and ways of thinking.
Pisces season starts on February 18th and with it there is a sensitivity and boundless energy, a no-boundaries energy that is as inclusive as Aquarius, yet more flowing, and a touch more emotionally empathetic, being a water sign. These signs both have gifts to lend – what have we learned from Aquarius season that we can implement now, in Pisces Season? How can we marry the Aquarian gifts of idealism with the spiritual, compassionate gifts of Pisces?
A tender, sweet and unconditionally loving New Moon in Pisces unfolds on February 20th, hinting at soulful new beginnings. Yet, because Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac, certain doors may need to close before embarking upon this new journey.
Releasing – be it emotions, relationships, a career path or something else – is in line with what this New Moon wants of us. Since it occurs at the very early degrees of the sign – one degree – it’s also going to be important to cultivate the more mature qualities of Pisces. When planets are in this sensitive degree, it’s tempting to play in the shallows of the sign rather than going a little deeper. Pisces’ lower-vibration qualities include avoidance, addiction and escapism, all of which are potential dangers of this New Moon. So, how can we make sure that we don’t become mired in these kinds of behaviors?
Venus in moves into freedom loving Aries on February 20th and indicates an impulsive, passionate, extrovert and bold romantic nature. There is a need for constant variety in both your romantic and social lives. You can make friends easily and are fond of love and admiration. You make an enthusiastic, lively friend and an energetic colleague. We don’t look back with Aries energy. We are not interested in saying sorry or dwelling on the past. It’s a brand new day!
However it is still Pisces season and this is the month of forgiveness. The month of letting go, of trusting in a divine order. Of stepping away from control and allowing, sacrificing, surrendering. There’s great beauty to Pisces, and it is a month in which we can all escape into the realms of love, art, music, spirituality and nature.
Look back to around six months ago, and notice what seeds you planted at that time, especially seeds around personal expansion and growth. These seeds have grown to full fruition now, for better or worse, making it the time to release what hasn’t worked and to keep what has.