February features a significant change in ambience. Hinging on a few substantial shifts, the slow going atmosphere coupled with the intensive and heavy considerations of the previous weeks molts into a calmer atmosphere, a prelude to Spring upcoming. Earth becomes emphasized with Venus in Capricorn (February 4 – March 1) and Mars in Taurus (February 14 – March 31). The inspirational ideas precipitated during the Fire transits of January now seek tangible expression. Mercury enters Pisces from the 10th for an extended stay (through April 17th, due to the retrograde period in March, more on Mercury Retrograde here ->) during which perception becomes more intuitive and creative imagination flourishes. This will be particularly resonant at the end of March as Mercury makes a LONG transit conjunct Neptune while stationing direct. A highly significant conversation, agreement or decision around February 19th (Mercury conjunct Neptune, sextile Saturn) sets the stage. With Neptune featured, a dream or premonition around this time could hold a significant message.
Uranus is highlighted throughout the month, making final activations from Aries, conjunct to Mars (Feb. 13) and square Venus (Feb. 28) which urge independence if not outright autonomy. The Sun and Mercury in Aquarius as well as the New Moon on the 4th underscore this, and where innovation collaborates with inspiration (Jupiter in Sagittarius), there are positive developments and results. Mars conjunct Uranus is by far the most volatile in the mix, bringing about sudden, although liberating, shifts and motivating an experimental or inventive approach. Late Aries is where your chart will be affected, (as are the houses ruled by both Mars and Uranus in your natal zodiac) and the areas through which you can express a unique and authentic point of view over the coming 2 year cycle.
January eclipse storylines are also advancing, particularly with Saturn conjunct the Capricorn Solar eclipse degree over the first 10 days of the month, stabilizing an endeavor or enterprise that was put into motion on or around January 6th. Valentines Day comes in on the tailwind of Mars ingress into Taurus, which activates the Leo Lunar Eclipse of January 21. There is a strong feeling, perhaps of nostalgia, recognizing that a way of life has come to an end, though these likely extend back as far as last Summer if not Halloween. The trajectory pivots mid month, and a new, future oriented path opens up. Venus from Capricorn links up to Saturn and Pluto (also in the sign) as well as Neptune from Pisces, indicating assistance is available to accomplish the projects that have been initiated since New Years.
The obstacles and difficult considerations that were present in January are seen through a different lens now and love or a creative approach assists in over coming issues that previously seemed insurmountable. Certainly you can accomplish more together than alone! Venus stimulates the Capricorn eclipse degree over the weekend of the 16th, and a person or resources come through that enables the realization of an ambitious agenda. The more difficulties that were tackled in January the bigger the payoff now. A conjunction of Venus to South Node between the 24th – 26th of the month signals a karmic return on prior choices and actions, for better or for worse. There could be unfinished business to attend to with former partners or lovers who might arrive back on the scene around this time, and where you might experience a certain “ick factor”, this is the who, what or where it’s time to move away from. Emancipation from what no longer serves makes room for bigger and better opportunities that steer you back towards the evolutionary directives that lead to the future.
ARIES March 20 – April 19
Having tackled significant professional concerns, the atmosphere becomes more supportive and amenable to make progress on your goals. You release or complete an objective towards the end of February that frees you to explore better prospects moving forward. Mid month is particularly eventful as you initiate a very personal objective and set an important agenda for the next 2 years. A financial emphasis comes into play through March, though focusing will probably be difficult with all the day dreaming and background noise Mercury stimulates through mid April. Perhaps a trip down memory lane is called for. Closing a few chapters while you are there will make you far more effective in the future.
TAURUS April 20 – May 20
You are much more in your element during February, and friends and associates in particular lend a special hand over the coming weeks if not months. Career directives command attention, and you could be working your way into a high profile position between now and your birthday. The New Moon on the 4th spells this all out quite clearly, and is a positive time for setting intentions and approaching those who may have the resources to assist you in your aims. Volatile energy behind the scenes, especially around mid month, stimulate the pre-birth to your re-birth next month. Domestic matters require settling first and foremost. If you have been considering a move, things could fall into place quite swiftly.
GEMINI May 21 – June 20
The heavy considerations of the prior weeks begin to subside, replaced by a far more adventurous, future oriented mindset. The atmosphere gets a bit more obtuse while Mercury acts from Pisces, on one hand stimulating your professional objectives and opportunities, but simultaneously obfuscating your thought process. By the final week of February, the pace slows substantially, triggering a period of reconsideration about where you are headed next. A decision or conversation around the 19th is significant, though reorganization will be required before you can pull this one off. Intuition in this period shows you your hearts true desire. Circumstances evolve to offer an effortless conclusion during the first week of April.
CANCER June 21 – July 22
Having confronted the concerning issues within a partnership, a far more amenable and positive ambience prevails while Venus enhances pleasure and connectivity within your closest alliances. A meaningful commitment can be established, especially between the 17th – 23rd, with especially potent and transformative developments occurring around the 23rd. Expressing your hearts’ desires brings you closer to someone than you had even imagined possible. More disruptive influences may be present over the final week, likely echoing professional obligations or tensions that arise on the 13th. Former partnerships or associations may creep into frame, signaling what you are ready to release.
LEO July 23 – August 22
An emphasis on your commitments continues to grow, with a stunning opportunity to embrace the new and improved during the New Moon on February 4th. True Romance can sneak up on you in this phase, and developments mid month also feature unexpected – but welcome developments. A long Mercury transit affects intimate and financial relationships through mid April, so if you have been expecting news about a loan, alimony or cash settlement, expect to wait a bit longer. There are plot twists in store that draw this one out a bit longer. Professional goals push you to the limit from Valentines Day.
VIRGO August 23 – September 22
Where love relationships (or lack thereof) may have been concerning, you can establish new priorities and associations this month, while Venus bestows a pleasurable influence on matters of the heart. From now through mid April, personal relationships may be in a state of flux, particularly during March when Mercury retrograde instigates numerous plot twists. Trust intuition around the 19th, as an alignment to Neptune that precipitates the attainment of a cherished dream in early April. The 17th – 23rd is a compelling period for establishing (or possibly re-establishing) a flow of dialogue between you and the object of your desire. Easy does it.
LIBRA September 23 – October 23
Domestic circumstances become easier to manage, and if you had considered a move or other substantive change to your living arrangements over the early days of the year, it’s possible to make and carry out a plan now. A relationship could precipitate this development unexpectedly, especially around the 13th or towards the end of the month. The New Moon is also favorable and opens a door to initiating a favorable love connection. On the other hand, endings that occur this month are likely beyond overdue. Let it go and don’t look back. From mid month you begin to get a glimmer of the exciting new order that will transform your financial realm beginning in March.
SCORPIO October 24 – November 21
Love and creative prospects carry immense potential to offer you pleasure this month, and between now and early April you are laying significant groundwork for a development. To get there, some to and fro motion is required while you work and rework the best route to your heart’s deepest desire, though the work you put in and the extent to which you trust your inner vision, the greater the reward when this comes together effortlessly in two months time and a cherished dream comes to stunning fruition. From mid month you begin to get clues of the exciting directions precipitating in your closest partnerships. It won’t necessarily be easy, but you definitely won’t be bored.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 – Dec 21
The atmosphere lightens considerably this month, and you find more to enjoy, especially with Jupiter now in your sign. Stark financial issues you confronted last month yield opportunities for growth. Sticking to a budget pays off for you. Domestic and personal matters are highlighted from mid month, and although you are likely to see at least one plot twist between now and mid April regarding a residential matter, this is a favorable time to invest in property. It’s equally likely that a long lost family member re-emerges out of the woodwork with a compelling message. The 13th is compelling: what do you desire the most and what are you willing to do to get it?
CAPRICORN December 22 – January 19
The ambience softens for you as the more confrontational dynamics of the prior month subside. Patience enabled you to transcend insurmountable difficulties and you can now establish yourself in unprecedented ways over the first 10 days of the month, the outcome of the self awareness and determination that precipitated around the Capricorn eclipse in early January. The 17th – 23rd is a powerful period for getting your message across. Negotiations are favored. A contentious residential matter comes to a stunning culmination on the 13th. The liberation you have sought after is assured. From there, Mars urges pleasure pursuits while transiting Taurus between Valentines and the end of March.
AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18
You get a brand new start from the New Moon in your sign on the 4th, and can hit the reset button on any attribute of your life (or the whole thing if you prefer to!) and start over for the better. Friends and associates seem to play a major supportive role to your personal goals this year, and this is an auspicious time to join a group or organization through which you can develop your hopes and dreams. Financial matters come into frame from mid month, with a few plot twists in store as far as where it’s coming from and where it’s all going between now and mid April, though a dream can be realized in this phase if you stay true to your vision.
PISCES February 19 – March 20
The vexations of the prior weeks subdue and especially from the 10th you are likely to find you are much more at ease with yourself. From mid month, an extended transit of Mercury in your sign stimulates an active agenda, but also reappraisal of yourself during the retrograde phase next month. A large part of this inquiry connects to how you will actualize a cherished personal objective, and while there are a few detours up on the road ahead, you do well to take your time over the coming weeks and take in as many perspectives and possibilities as you can. In doing so you make a discovery that bring everything together effortlessly in early April.