Saturday, February 17 - Friday, February 23
Ditch work and take a short trip this week if you can. Even a day trip to a town nearby can feel magical and inspiring right now. Mars’ square to Neptune is exact on Saturday, suggesting creative tension that activates your imagination and pushes you to communicate your thoughts. Mercury moves into Pisces on Saturday, and the sun follows on Sunday, creating a swell of planets in your poetic third house, enhanced by the moon’s transit of Pisces this weekend. Venus is meeting Neptune here this week, a charming aspect that will be exact on Wednesday. Beautiful artwork, enchanting dreams, music, poetry, film, and theater are all possible outlets for you with this transit. Whether you are an artist in your own right, or you would prefer to visit a museum or theater, make some time for artistic expression. Mars is squaring Venus (exact on the 25th), increasing your passion for the waking dream.
On Wednesday, Mercury’s sextile to Saturn in your sign suggests that you can express your own thoughts or plans in serious, yet beautiful, ways. Like Venus, Mercury is moving into a conjunction with Neptune (exact on the 25th), suggesting that a muse could gift you with elegant language this week. Venus makes a creative quintile to Saturn on Friday, signaling that some restraint or discipline on your part could have a beautiful result. Follow your intuition where it takes you. Loosen your plans in favor of serendipity.
Saturday, February 10 - Friday, February 16
Venus moving into Pisces on the evening of the 10th aids you in communication. During this transit, which lasts through March 6th, you’re granted the gift of harmonious communication. You’ll find pleasure in learning, reading, talking and writing while Venus is here. If you have someone to impress this Valentine’s Day, write a love letter. Mars is squaring Neptune in Pisces all week (exact on the 17th), suggesting that you can express your hidden desires or imaginative visions all the better this week.
The series of squares from planets in Aquarius to Jupiter in Scorpio continues with the sun on the 10th and Mercury on the 13th. You’re reconciling your values and talents with your current goals. Perhaps you have talents that you’re underutilizing, or your money goals need to be bigger. Perhaps money isn’t the point for you anymore; just a tool that allows you to fulfill your purpose. The solar eclipse on Thursday highlights your income and self-worth. Any money issues you’ve been ignoring will come up this week. Or you could experience a positive change and renewal to your income. Especially with this eclipse near Mercury, god of commerce, this could be a new moon cycle for increasing your income in accordance with your confidence. Remember your worth. Your core values are central to this eclipse cycle.
Monday, February 4 - Friday, February 9
As Pallas Athene trines Saturn and Venus sextiles Uranus on Tuesday, it’s a good time to think about your talents and how you express yourself best. How can you utilize your natural gifts more? Make a list of the things you value most. If that’s too abstract, it begins with what you enjoy doing. For example, if you enjoy spending time with friends, the value is on relationships, love, maybe loyalty. How are these reflected in the foundations of your life? And if they’re not, how could they be? This week, make a conscious effort to live by the values you prize. Even if you’re already living your best life, there’s always room for improvement.
“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”
— Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom
Turn your attention to your hopes and dreams this month, as Jupiter continues to sextile Pluto from Scorpio. It’s not so much about action in February as it is about the vision, about continuing to work towards an optimistic goal. Keep your head pointed towards the sun. Venus, the sun, and Mercury continue to transit through Aquarius, crossing the south node and making a series of squares to Jupiter in the first two weeks of this month. This eclipse season is about merging the material with the spiritual, and seeing that nothing is really permanent. Possessions are not as important as relationships; the best things cannot be purchased. Consider how your values and talents can help you reach the dream. Do something that restores your faith in humanity: ignoring the bad news in favor of the good news one day, or choosing to distribute random acts of kindness among strangers.
The solar eclipse in Aquarius on February 15th brings up opportunities related to your talents, confidence, and values. Money is likely to come up. Your financial situation can reflect your sense of self-worth. Set some intentions around establishing new values, boosting self-confidence, or making use of latent talents at this new moon. Venus enters Pisces on February 10th, aiding you in a talent for compassionate and creative communication, so you may be able to use that as well. Mercury then follows Venus on the 17th and the sun begins Pisces season on the 18th.
Neptune has been transiting Pisces since 2012, enhancing your imaginative expression. Art, music, and poetry flow more easily through this transit. This is especially true towards the end of this month. Venus meets Neptune on the 21st, adding additional artistic flair to your communication style, and squares Mars on the 25th, activating the passionate expression of your imagination. Mercury follows suit, making the same aspects on the 25th and the 28th. If you don’t enjoy artistic expression, you may be appreciating art through your medium of choice: a well-written book, a beautiful piece of music. You are likely to be especially verbal and active during these transits, regardless of your aptitudes.
It’s the dreams that you can pay attention to, in this month where you’re less focused on major life concerns. You have time for rest in February, and that’s an important part of any cycle. Pay attention to the images that arise in your head; communicate them. Create an optimistic vision. All the better to carry it out when it comes time to take more action.
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
As much as you like to plan for everything, you have to acknowledge sometimes that the only truly constant thing in life is change. Mercury’s square to Uranus on Saturday reminds you again of the ways in which you’ve changed your life. Your current life situation is so very different from the past. But the message really comes home at the total lunar eclipse on Wednesday. The themes that played out last February and August are cycling back around this week. Something that began last year may come to fruition now, and it has to do with the depths of your being: your soul laid bare, your most intimate bonds, the psychological patterns that influence the rest of your life. What stories are you telling yourself about money, for example? How about the way you manage money with an intimate partner? Delve into self-exploration and embrace the spiritual transformation this week. It’s a moon for letting go of anything that might be holding back, forgiving past transgressions, and playing with the mysteries of life.