Saturday, February 17 - Friday, February 23
Mercury meets the sun exactly at the last degree of Aquarius on Saturday morning, sending one last message about joy before moving on to Pisces. The sun follows him into your sixth house of health, work, and daily routine on Sunday. With Mars in Sagittarius giving you all kinds of ideas, and a full stellium in your sixth house, you’re likely to be very busy right now. The Venus-Neptune conjunction is the highlight of it all for you. This aspect is especially potent in the beginning of the week, and exact on Wednesday. For you, this aspect suggests sensitivity, and a need for peace, harmony, and compassion in your daily life this week. Mars squaring Neptune (exact on Saturday) and Venus (exact on the 25th) is pushing you to keep running with all of your plans and hurrying along communications with others so that they might become confusing. Practice some self-compassion; do your best to relax this week. Wait on half-baked plans and let go of anything that’s not a priority. It will be good for your health. Plus, work will be more enjoyable.
Mercury is also conjunct Neptune starting Wednesday, an aspect that will be exact on the 25th. You may have imaginative ideas. Certainly, all of these conjunctions to Neptune provide an alluring environment for ritual and magical practice. Just closing your eyes and visualizing what you want before starting each day could have an amazing effect this week. Make room for daydreaming in your work, as it could lead to something. Venus’ creative quintile to Saturn on Friday suggests that you could find some value in some discipline or restriction, which may even become a foundation that creates harmony in your daily life.
Saturday, February 10 - Friday, February 16
Venus enters Pisces on Saturday evening (the 10th). Your ruler is exalted in this sign, bringing with her a gift for romance, peace, and unconditional acceptance. She’s also the planet of money, so when she moves into your house of work and daily routine you have an opportunity to create value. This is especially true with both the sun and Mercury making aspects to Jupiter this week, in your house of (among other things) money. Are you getting paid for your creative gifts yet? Is the time you’re spending on work more of a volunteer service or a professional service at the moment, and are you ok with that? You are likely to bring your sense of harmony and beauty to the workplace while Venus is in Pisces through March 6th, hopefully increasing your income in the process.
Thursday’s solar eclipse is right next to asteroid Juno, goddess of marriage and commitment, in your house of love, creativity, and children. It’s also next to loquacious mercury. Something could well change in one of these areas, but it doesn’t mean that every Libra is getting married or engaged this week! It could be a commitment to a new creative project, a change involving a child, or a new love interest who makes fabulous conversation. Remember, this month is all about focusing on what brings you joy. You have a renewed emphasis on your daily life and work, but those regular routines can definitely include fun. Enjoy fun people and activities this Valentine’s Day.
Monday, February 4 - Friday, February 9
Trust your talents this week. Spend time developing them. It’s a great week for relaxing, having fun, and creating art. Perform for someone. Enjoy just being yourself. You spend so much time concerned with how others feel and what they want from you. If things get out of balance this week in your favor, that’s ok. You’ll right the scales again later. What’s important is that in time you’ll spread this joy to other people. Tuesday is a wonderful day for romance or fun with a close friend. One word of caution: don’t overspend. Focus on bringing in money through what’s fun for you instead. Your natural gifts are especially apparent on Friday.
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”
— Martha Graham
This eclipse season is about expressing yourself through whatever means you find most pleasurable: painting, playing with your children, experimenting with fashion, throwing parties, baking cakes, singing in the shower, etc. You’re finding the people who enjoy the same hobbies you do, and can appreciate what you bring to the table. With Venus moving through Aquarius, your creative energies are running high. Make time for the activities that bring you joy this month. Just remember, as the sun meets the south node on February 3rd and Mercury follows on the 9th, that your unique expression is a gift for others, too. Self-expression doesn’t have to mean self-absorption. When Venus squares Jupiter in Scorpio on February 4th, you are reminded that your gifts are worth giving.
At the solar eclipse in Aquarius on February 15th, you may begin a new chapter in this creative cycle. With Mercury right next to this one, fresh ideas are in the air. Love affairs could gain momentum this month. Once again, you are cultivating that which is uniquely yours and offering it to the world. During this eclipse season, seek out people who appreciate your vitality, who make you feel even more vital. Your particular gifts are needed. Recognize that your quirks are your strengths and work to emphasize them. Make your idiosyncracies into virtues. Standing out from the herd requires courage.
Venus moves into Pisces on February 10th, turning your attention to workplace relationships and daily routines. Perhaps some of your fun and social activities revolve around work. You can certainly take the lesson about making time for joy and choose to make a habit of it. Neptune has been transiting Pisces since 2012 and will stay through 2025. At work, this may have created some confusion for you or led you in the direction of a helping profession, perhaps even regular charity service outside of work. You will feel especially sensitive during the years that Neptune transits this sign. You need to keep your stress level low (which is another reason why prioritizing fun is a good idea for you). Self-care activities and creating a harmonious work environment will benefit you this month.
Venus meets Neptune on February 21st, helping you to create harmony out of that new sensitivity. Perhaps you can give others (or yourself) some compassion in your work. Analyze the possibilities as Venus squares Mars on February 25th. Mercury repeats this pattern, meeting Neptune on the 25th and squaring Mars on the 28th. What you’re learning can influence your work here, and you can communicate that to coworkers or others who you see on a daily basis. You may be able to create harmony with others through the sensitivity that you’ve cultivated. Pay attention and listen well. Mars begins to square Chiron in Pisces on the 28th as well, creating some potential for healing through your particular style of communication. Let your expression come through the medium of your choice. Make it a part of each day.
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 adds some tension to the weekend, as changes prompt conversations. You might be talking with family or significant others about how you’ve changed, who you are, and how relationships are evolving. Venus meeting the moon’s south node on Monday has you considering the love you have to offer一that thing that is uniquely yours. You have the power to quench so much thirst. Wednesday’s total eclipse is about finding those who are parched and offering them the fresh, clean water that springs from your well. You’ve had a taste of your own water, in February and August 2017. You know how good it is, so trust that knowledge. Trust that there are people out there who want what you’re offering. This week, go out there and give it to them.