It’s a short, but action packed month – Leo/Pisces eclipses coupled with very dynamic alinements at the end of February make for highly volatile and electrifying experiences. Changes are to be expected as well as a very brisk pace of activities.
Much of what occurs in February pivots on the Leo 22’ 28” eclipse on the 10th. A great deal of energy is generated at this moment, especially since the Moon connects to Saturn – Sagittarius and Uranus – Aries in a brilliant fire trine. Here we are able to take tempered action on long range initiatives in an innovative manner. Sun and Jupiter also tie into this alignment adding a highly auspicious overtone to our enterprises in this phase. Despite being a somewhat mild eclipse, coupled within this configuration it manages to stimulate a lot of action and initiative (fire) especially where a creative (Leo) or technical/social (Aquarius) theme can be expressed.
The early weeks of the month bustle with activity, Venus and Mars in Aries contribute to a dynamic, go getter atmosphere while the Aquarius Sun enables us to seek out new ways of doing things, and to socialize and express ideals. The entire period around the time of the eclipse is vitalizing, as the Sun connects with Uranus and Jupiter, adding a very positive spin to culminating events.
Jupiter will retrograde on the 6th, a period of contraction that will last through June 9th. As Jupiter heads backwards in Libra, we have the opportunity to integrate the growth that has occurred since last August. For those who have been swept up in a whirlwind of expansive opportunity since, you’ll find a few months reprieve (through June 9th) to make good on what has been offered and to take those lucky breaks for what they are worth. Mutually, where we may have over done things or exploited a bounty we may find shortfall. Jupiter is more of an attitude that begets prosperity, while Venus is the tangible result of it, and with both in retrograde (Venus from March 4th), there may be a belt tightening phase ahead as we revamp and reevaluate our resources, material and otherwise.
Venus begins the month already in the shadow of it’s upcoming retro phase next month, so it’s likely the financial, relational and even creative/aesthetic (Venus rules art) topics we have been working on since January 29th, and continuing through the month will be up for reassessment or renegotiation through mid May. So much of this particular retrograde cycle pivots on the Venus – Saturn square, and you may look to events or developments that occurred January 27th for clues as to the major topics that will require your attention. Something critical must be overcome in our quest to attain pleasure, love and abundance and this will be the predominant theme through April, especially on the 8th and 21st of that month. Themes of duty and responsibility resonate intensely during this period, and as any retro phase suggests, unfinished business. We have to live up to the promises we have made and this testing influence will require we resolve any outstanding commitments or fulfill karmic contracts before we can move forward.
From the 18th Sun in Pisces will offer an intuitive and sensitive ambience, the psychic realm is open and we’ll feel more emotional attunement. The Pisces 8’ 12” Solar eclipse on the 26th will link to idealistic Neptune, generating a wishful, hopeful energy. What may have been lost or sacrificed in the challenging periods that afflicted Neptune last year, can now be reclaimed, or ideals are allowed to take on a new form, as this linkage provides a chance to dream and seek the compassionate, selfless expression that was in short supply throughout 2016. For some this will take form within a love relationship, for others a project may come up through which they can express an ideal. Spiritual topics will be important, and this fresh stimulation to our humanity or taking care of those less fortunate may be a feature of developments during the eclipse.
Sun to Pisces South Node on the 22nd, followed by Mercury on the 28th will additionally reveal where endings are required. A shift in attitude or releasing ineffective behavioral patterns will be likely as we come to terms with the realization that certain circumstances no longer serve our evolutionary drives. Since Pisces influences the South Node, it’s likely that we have to reconcile an issue connected to evasive or nebulous ways in which we handle things. Situations or intentions that have been opaque now require clarity. The Nodes are coming close to completing the their tour of the Pisces – Virgo axis, moving on to Aquarius – Leo in early May. Interesting timing that the Venus retrograde shadow phase ends around the same time as this substantial shift in consciousness. We’ll be mining through some pretty dank issues between now and then, but from mid May – a really fresh start is possible. Commit yourself to deal with matters honestly and honor the work required of you in this period whether it be tangible or spiritual in it’s nature. Treasures await those who do so.
The final week is the most combust, as Mars from warrior sign Aries (it’s natural rulership,) tangles with ruthless Pluto (on the 22nd), joins forces with liberator Uranus (on the 26th, same day as the eclipse) and opposes Jupiter on the 27th. It’s a very potent phase for very rapid evolution and sudden changes. Bold action is favored right now, but watch for power struggles during the Mars – Pluto square. Where circumstances or an individual may come across as obstinate, choose to transform yourself instead. Mars conjunct Uranus will provide an opportunity to engage a new pathway to freedom and liberation. As Jupiter moves backwards, it again engages Uranus in an opposition at the beginning of next month. We’ll see developments within storylines that were stimulated towards the end of December 2016, though of course this story does not come complete until August.
2. MERCURY SQUARE JUPITER – 23 CAPRICORN/LIBRA
3. VENUS – ARIES
6. JUPITER RETROGRADE – 23 LIBRA
7. MERCURY – AQUARIUS
9. SUN SEXTILE URANUS – 21 AQUARIUS/ARIES
10. MERCURY SEXTILE VENUS – 5 AQUARIUS/ARIES
11. SUN TRINE JUPITER – 23 AQUARIUS/LIBRA
14. SUN SEXTILE SATURN – 25 AQUARIUS/SAGITTARIUS
16. MERCURY SEXTILE MARS – 13 AQUARIUS/ARIES
18. SUN – PISCES
20. MERCURY SEXTILE URANUS – 21 AQUARIUS/ARIES
21. MERCURY TRINE JUPITER – 22 AQUARIUS/LIBRA
22. SUN CONJUNCT SOUTH NODE – 3 PISCES
MARS SQUARE PLUTO – 18 ARIES/CAPRICORN
23. MERCURY SEXTILE SATURN – 26 AQUARIUS/SAGITTARIUS
25. MERCURY – PISCES
26. MARS CONJUNCT URANUS – 21 ARIES
27. MARS OPPOSITE JUPITER – 22 ARIES/LIBRA
28. MERCURY CONJUNCT SOUTH NODE – 3 PISCES
STARGAZER FEBRUARY HOROSCOPES:
ARIES: Venus and Mars transiting your sign make you magnetic, it is easy to go after AND receive what you seek in this phase. Friendships and alliances are highly supportive and the social schedule is busting in this phase as well. A key introduction on the 11th can open the doors to a meaningful relationship. With a Venus retrograde looming, there may be a few delays or obstacles to the complete fulfillment of your desires, but hang tight and you will get there (in May). A dynamic Leo eclipse on the 10th infuses you with energy and positivity for the future. Creative and personal projects are enhanced, and a love relationship may feature largely. You may clash with a partner at the end of the month. Consider the other’s perspective while you move boldly into new territory on the 26th and 27th. There can be power struggles on the 22nd, courtesy of a challenging Pluto aspect. Listen and learn. Release the past on the 26th. You can be free.
TAURUS: This is a dynamic month for residential matters, and you may be getting news of, or making a significant relocation. A potent Eclipse on the 10th sends strong vibrations through your most personal emotional and intuitive space. Most of the activity takes place behind the scenes this month, with the 22nd – 27th super charged dates for interesting experiences through which you discover secret or hidden reservoirs of energy or talent within yourself. Premonitions will be strong at this time, and you’ll get flashes of incredible insight. Meanwhile, professional matters continue to culminate and this is a good time to start laying the groundwork for the bigger developments that come in at the end of the year. An assignment or position you take now can help you cultivate skills and the public profile required to make a big change next year.
GEMINI: The eclipse on the 26th points you in the direction of a new professional objective. Your vision becomes revitalized and inspiration leads the way, especially if there were disappointments or set backs last year. It may take a few months to see it all come together and get it’s wings, but clues or indications you get now will prove to be significant. Socially this will be a vital time with many events and parties to attend. The end of the month is incredibly exciting, especially if your are working on a group project. Mercury in Aquarius (Feb. 8 – 26) is very positive for you as well, with the 10th, 16th, 20th, 21st and 23rd all very favorable for travel, educational pursuits, writing and exams. Jupiter retrograde on the 6th can see a down shift in energy for a personal creative project or in a love relationship for a few months.
CANCER: The Leo eclipse on the 10th opens the doors to major changes in your financial status and you may get a lucrative professional offer or start to earn more from within your chosen field. A slow and steady work ethic also presides over these developments and you are beginning to see the results of of your long range efforts bearing fruit. Venus and Mars activate your professional realm, offering you stamina to pursue your ambitions. The last week of the month (especially around the 26th and 27th) are real go-for-it moments, you are definitely on the radar of those who can help you up the ladder of success, or better yet – get out there and make your own opportunities. A conversation or insight on the 20th points you in the right direction. With Venus in retrograde shadow, anticipate in advance what you are working on now will be rebooted in May. Completion and success will come closer to your birthday.
LEO: Your sense of adventure is stirred deeply this month, particularly in the last week. A Lunar Eclipse in your sign on the 10th can signal sudden and sweeping changes – many of which will be positive, but perhaps, initially overwhelming. A partner or colleague can offer very meaningful advice and assurance at this time. Expect nothing less than a personal revolution! A relationship can take off now as well. Conversation with your spouse or a business advisor will prove to be extremely helpful. There can be volatile influences at work around the 22nd, watch your temper, as a situation can escalate into a fight or accident. You’ll seek to take flight over the 26th or 27th, an unexpected voyage may be in store!
VIRGO: The emphasis shifts to deep and within. A strong urge to transform through or within a relationship is possible and events on the 26th, under the auspices of the eclipse in Pisces, will reveal your heart’s desire, even if is is only know to you at this time. The future of a partnership has yet to be established, and you might have to go back to the drawing board on a money making scheme. An inheritance, grant or loan can be expedited at the end of the month, this one falls right out of the sky. Changing your relationship to your feelings of self worth and the security you expect to receive from another is a critical feature of what culminates at this time. The 26th and 27th can be volatile for financial matters.
LIBRA: A great deal of energy culminates through and within your partnerships this month, as a Lunar Eclipse on the 10th triggers a chain reaction impacting your relationships for both business and pleasure. Agreements could be forthcoming in this period, but also tentative, as Jupiter down shifts into low gear, entering it’s retrograde phase on the 6th. Venus in retrograde shadow highlights your relationships, but you may also sense intuitively that it may take a bit longer to get things off the ground. Stunning developments at the end of the month can take you by surprise! Partnership is very stimulating in this phase, and this is a good time for exploring your options, with the intent to seal the deal and leverage your preference in May. Some work around or releasing yourself from a prior commitment may be required before you take that leap of faith!
SCORPIO: The Lunar Eclipse on the 10th sends shock waves through your professional world. One path is ending so a new one can begin in August. You’ll choose to implement changes slowly, though the ambience is supercharged and energizing in this moment. You are likely working hard this month into next, and the projects you are taking on now are likely going to move you up the ladder to your next phase of success. The final week of the month is exciting and somewhat volatile. Electrifying currents propel you to innovative solutions and a situation, especially at work, can change swiftly and unexpectedly. Events may be unsettling, but seek to help you express greater authenticity and freedom through your job or productivity. A love relationship begins or experiences renewal as the Pisces eclipse stimulates fresh impulses in your romantic life on the 26th. Dreams can come true in this incredible phase. Release outmoded tactics on the 22nd and 28th.
SAGITTARIUS: This will be a very dynamic and exciting month for you. Romance could have you buzzing or creative activities can be very pleasurable at this time. While a separation is possible in March – April (and it may be an issue completely outside of the relationship altogether) you’ll see the seeds you plant now come to beautiful fruition in May. Socially this is also a vibrant period and daily life will be very busy, especially after the 8th. The 11th, 16th, 20th and 21st are all favorable for scheduling events and meetings. A group or organization you work with can use your input. There can be a financial challenge or shortfall on the 22nd. It’s possible there are expenses connected to your child that is a setback. The Leo eclipse on the 10th is incredible, triggering a phase of remarkable personal development for you. Consider a fire ritual to get in touch with your spirit side and consecrate this dynamic flow of abundance energy. A new frontier ushers in on the 26th. The next 6 months will offer some vital opportunities to create a new home base for yourself.
CAPRICORN: Financial shifts are highlighted this month, and a loan, venture capital or a spouse’s income is becoming a big feature, with incredible developments around the Leo Eclipse on the 10th. This very auspicious Full Moon will trigger incredible insight and your instincts will be very strong about this, trust the feelings. A key partnership may be transformative for you and intimacy is also highlighted. The residence and personal life are going through big changes now as well and you might be moving or making big adjustments at home. Your authority is challenged on the 22nd. Dynamic and sudden events around the 26th and 27th could be connected to your professional aspirations. These may see some detours through June 10, as Jupiter retrogrades. Look at the opportunities present since last Fall and follow up on the leads you have cultivated.
AQUARIUS: Big things are culminating within a partnership and you may meet the love of your life, and/or tie the knot under these wildly exciting influences. The Lunar Eclipse on the 10th speaks to commitment and what, as well as whom – the future holds. A commitment you make can really endure at this time, maybe an older person holds the key to your happiness. Mercury in your sign from the 8th can make you a bit of a social butterfly, and vitalizing contacts on the 10th, 16th and 21st will be very exciting for you! The end of the month is vitalizing, and you may be meeting many new people in this period or presenting a written project to the world. A second eclipse (in Pisces, on the 26th) ushers in a new mode of earnings, old trends and limitations on your income are dying out. Inspiration presides and you can take what guides you now and build towards the future. Opportunities revealed towards the end of the year can connect to what is developing now, so follow your muse.
PISCES: It’s a month of change and transitions. A job or professional matter may be at the thrust of this, and you are seeing closure in a way of life, associated with your health or productivity in this period. Financial indications are strong, especially in the last week where a new source of unexpected income could rise up unexpectedly. Keep an eye on those price tags, meanwhile, as Venus soon to be retrograde phase is approaching and there can be shortfalls if you don’t keep on guard with your expenditures. A Solar Eclipse in your sign on the 26th signals how far you have come over the last year and a half – likely a long, long way! Tune into your future and phase out the past, you are soon going to reach a crucial and defining turning point. The 22nd and 28th reveal much about what you still need to release.