Saturday, February 17 - Friday, February 23
You’ve made it through a potentially emotional eclipse season, and this week we enter Pisces season: a time when planets transiting through your fellow water sign make beautiful aspects to your chart. Mercury enters Pisces on Saturday, and the sun follows on Sunday, filling up your house of exploration with a total of six celestial bodies, including the moon. The big news this week for you is Venus meeting Neptune (exact on Wednesday), a dreamy, creative, and romantic aspect that can enchant your imagination. Journeys to luxury destinations (or even just a new restaurant), art openings, film, theater, and spiritual experiences will be attractive to you now. Let the appeal of something new and beautiful lure you out of your comfortable home.
All of this watery energy could have you feeling especially intuitive and creative now. Mercury is following Venus into his own conjunction with Neptune this week, an aspect that will be exact on the 25th. Reading or writing yourself into a fantasy world may be the appeal of the journey. It’s not all water, though. There are some significant aspects from fiery Mars in Sagittarius, camping out with asteroid Vesta in your house of daily routine. Mars squares Neptune exactly on Saturday (the 17th), and an applying square to Venus this week will be exact on the 25th. This suggests that your daily routine could leave less time than you would like for fantasy and romance. Ideally, you will be structuring a daily ritual around these journeys you want to take, keeping your passion for exploration alive. You are likely to be very busy for the next month, as Mars continues to transit Sagittarius. Make time to feed your curiosity.
Saturday, February 10 - Friday, February 16
You’re moving past a lot of old patterns. Why not start a cycle of transformation at the solar eclipse on Thursday? Eclipse season is always huge for you. This one is no exception, as it’s likely that something old is dying. It’s not usually a literal death, so I don’t want to cause you unnecessary worry. It’s moving on from something that’s no longer serving you so you can begin a new cycle. You probably know what it is that you’re laying to rest. If it’s a mystery even for you, trust the cycles of change that are beyond your control. Life continues to unfold in surprising ways.
The sun and Mercury, conjunct in Aquarius, both square Jupiter in Scorpio this week, as does Thursday’s eclipse. A more literal interpretation of this eclipse season would suggest that too much fun affects your finances. You may need to let go of old money patterns, if you’ve been relying too heavily on debt to others to support your good times. With Mercury, the trickster god of commerce and quick thinking, next to this new moon, you could invent some ways of growing your resources rather than depleting them. Parlay your creativity and talent into material wealth. Intimacy with a loved one is another possibility for you. Risk vulnerability this Valentine’s Day. Venus moves into Pisces on Saturday evening (the 10th), making a lovely trine to your sign, and inspiring you to explore past your old boundaries.
Monday, February 4 - Friday, February 9
On the surface this week may not appear to contain much, but you have a lot to work through. Give yourself some therapeutic treatment this week. Let the deep insights flow through you. You might be journaling, talking to someone else, creating art, or just taking some quiet time to think. However you prefer to process, make sure you do have the down time this week. Your beliefs, imperceptibly but surely, are shifting below the surface. Mercury meets the south node on Friday for an aha moment.
“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”
— Albert Einstein, "The World As I See It"
Jupiter is still trine Chiron in Pisces, creating a supportive aspect for feeling and expressing emotion this month. There is room for joy, for play, for creation, travel, and remaking the self. Heal through seeking answers to the bigger questions and finding meaning in the small things. Satisfy a thirst for knowledge. I hope that the total lunar eclipse in Leo on January 31st has been teaching you that your inherent worth doesn’t have a price tag. It doesn’t matter what mistakes you’ve made in life, how much money you make in your job, or how much talent you have. There is only one of you. This eclipse cycle is about knowing your worth and holding it with the same natural pride of any Leo you know.
As Venus, the sun, and Mercury move through Aquarius at the beginning of the month, they’re prepping you for the next part of the equation: the solar eclipse on February 15th. Aquarius in your chart represents the labyrinth of mystery. Just as your worth can’t be calculated, money itself is only a symbol, a representation of value. You can see it as an exchange of love between people, as a symbol that creates and breaks emotional bonds. How you perceive it has everything to do with your most intimate relationships. Nothing makes us emotional as the deeply intimate three: money, sex, and death. Few things are as mysterious as love; as the unfolding of a relationship and the surprises that occur just when you think you know someone completely. On February 15th, consider the mysteries you want to explore. You get to choose how you make meaning of the world, and where you find it.
Venus moves into Pisces on February 10th, cultivating your taste for the new and different. You may very well be exploring occult traditions or spiritual mysteries, what with your focus on mystery this eclipse season. Travel could feel luxurious this month. Art museums, music, and foreign foods will all please your senses. Mercury follows Venus into Pisces on February 17th, and the sun enters on February 18th, officially beginning Pisces season. This could really open up an adventure for you. Explore new paths for your creative expression, new subjects through courses or books, or keep an eye out for inspiration in new places.
Since Neptune began transiting Pisces in 2012, you’ve been seeking more unusual, mystical ways of connecting with the spirit. Your perspective continues to expand all of the time, especially where it concerns spiritual connections or the arts. So when Venus meets Neptune here on February 21st, your knowledge seeking is especially supported. You could make soul connections with others who help you grow. Perhaps you’ll cultivate a special relationship with a teacher. Mercury follows to meet Neptune on February 25th. Since Mars is square Neptune from Sagittarius, both Mercury and Venus square him as well (on the 25th and 28th). This indicates that what you learn this month could very well influence your health, the work you choose to do, or your daily rituals. Make a habit of seeking out beautiful experiences this February.
Major Transits in February
Dates and Times for New York, NY (EST)
Venus conjunct South Node in Aquarius: Jan. 24 - Feb. 3
Exact Jan. 29
Sun conjunct South Node in Aquarius: Jan. 28 - Feb. 10
Exact Feb. 3
Venus in Aquarius square Jupiter in Scorpio: Jan. 29 - Feb. 10
Exact Feb. 4
Mercury conjunct South Node in Aquarius: Feb. 7 - 10
Exact Feb. 9
Sun in Aquarius square Jupiter in Scorpio: Feb. 3 - 18
Exact Feb. 10
Venus enters Pisces: Feb. 10
Mercury in Aquarius square Jupiter in Scorpio: Feb. 9 - 17
Exact Feb. 13
Partial Solar (new moon) Eclipse at 27.08 Aquarius: Feb. 15 at 4:05 pm
Mars in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces: Feb. 3 - Mar. 1
Exact Feb. 17
Mercury conjunct Sun: Feb. 6 - 26
Exact Feb. 17
Mercury enters Pisces: Feb. 17
Sun enters Pisces: Feb. 18
Mars in Sagittarius trine North Node in Leo: Feb. 9 - 27
Exact Feb. 18
Venus conjunct Neptune in Pisces: Feb. 16 - 27
Exact Feb. 21
Venus in Pisces square Mars in Sagittarius: Feb. 15 - Mar. 6
Exact Feb. 25
Mercury conjunct Neptune in Pisces: Feb. 21 - 28
Exact Feb. 25
Mercury in Pisces square Mars in Sagittarius: Feb. 23 - Mar. 5
Exact Feb. 28
Mars in Sagittarius square Chiron in Pisces: Feb. 28 - Mar. 16
Exact Mar. 14
Saturday, January 27 - Friday, February 2
Mercury’s square to Uranus on Saturday is a little reminder about all of the changes you’ve been through in your relationships and direction since Uranus moved into Aries in 2011. With the planet of surprises prepping to enter Taurus this May, you can finally reflect on the last seven years of innovation in your career. Your direction has changed, and you’ve changed with it. This Wednesday’s eclipse brings something to fruition regarding the way you’re using your talents, perhaps how you’re getting paid for them, and how you value yourself. Any major lunar event is a big deal for you. This one is a supermoon and a total eclipse, so whether or not it hits anything in your chart exactly, you’ll feel it. You’re spending this eclipse cycle (the one dating back to February and August 2017), learning about your self-worth and what you need to be secure. Your work is worth the money. The blood moon is fire-red, confident, like Uranus in Aries at the top of your chart. Don’t hide. Bask in the glow.