Saturday, February 17 - Friday, February 23
Mercury sends one last message about your home when he meets the sun exactly on Saturday morning, then enters Pisces on Saturday night. The sun follows on Sunday. For the rest of the week, you have a major stellium in your fellow water sign, implying that this could be a creative, inspiring, and potentially romantic week for you. Mars squares Neptune exactly on Saturday, indicating a potential conflict between the resources you have to spend and the fun you want to have, but also the opportunity to put your talents to the test. Be confident in expressing yourself this week. Mars’ trine to the North Node in Leo on Sunday suggests that recognition for those talents could come easily.
Venus meets Neptune this week (exact on Wednesday), in an enchanting aspect that could have you feeling especially romantic. Fantastic ideas, enchanting fun, and love are all possible here. Mars is also squaring Venus, an aspect that will be exact on the 25th. This may create some tension, again, between what you’d like to do and how much you can afford. It could also be another challenge to put your passion, values, and/or talents to the test. Aspire to your full potential. With Mars conjunct asteroid Vesta, exact on Friday, you’re defending what you value and going after what you want. If spending is not the issue, money could come your way this week. Mercury follows Venus into his own conjunction with Neptune, exact on the 25th, indicating that beautiful ideas continue to inspire you all week.
Saturday, February 10 - Friday, February 16
With Venus entering your house of love on Saturday evening (the 10th) and making a lovely trine to your sign, it could be a romantic week for you. Venus here is empathetic, idealistic, and especially loving. Mars, in Sagittarius, is also squaring Neptune in Pisces this week (exact next Saturday), suggesting that you’re feeling worthy enough to chase the thing or person that captivates you. You may be increasing your income through creative endeavors, or pursuing a love interest. Just be sure that you’re not captivated by the illusion of someone else this Valentine’s Day. Mars is also trine the north node in Leo, an aspect that will be exact on Sunday, suggesting that your confidence and your talents can aid you in your career pursuits. Follow what inspires you now.
The sun and Mercury both square Jupiter in your sign this week, as they’re traveling together through your fourth house of home and history. Ideas or realizations about your home, your past, and your direction could directly impact your self-image this month. Most of your attention is still on home and family, as the solar eclipse on Thursday happens in this part of your chart. The changes continue as you figure out your path. This eclipse could symbolize a new beginning with home and family. Make this a new moon cycle of building the foundations of your life: figuring out where you need to be, who you need to be, and who you need to be with in order to fulfill your purpose.
Monday, February 4 - Friday, February 9
You might feel like sticking close to home this week. Spending time with family, researching your ancestry, looking through old photo albums, or even just redecorating your physical home will be healing for you. Our homes are a reflection of who we are, after all. And you’re in the midst of changing yours. This is a week for reflecting on where you’ve been. Embrace the nostalgia and work through anything painful. There are some things you will need to leave in the past in order to move forward now. A message regarding family on Friday ripples out from last week’s eclipse.
“To spin the web and not be caught in it, to create the world, to create your own life, to rule your fate, to name the grandmothers as well as the fathers, to draw nets and not straight lines, to be a maker as well as a cleaner, to be able to sing and not be silenced, to take down the veil and appear: all these are the banners on the laundry line I hang out.”
— Rebecca Solnit, Men Explain Things to Me
This eclipse season has you focused on your path. You’re looking at the past and the future; you’re thinking about how you can create your life, rule your fate, cast your net and draw in what you want. Jupiter is still in sextile to Pluto, prompting you to transform and enlarge your style of communication. Jupiter is also in a nice trine to Chiron in Pisces, helping you to heal through your self-expression and the expression of love. The question of who you are and who you want to be resonate throughout this month.
The total lunar eclipse in Leo on January 31st brought up some decisions and opportunities having to do with your vocation. The future beckons. With Venus, the sun, and Mercury moving over the south node in Aquarius and squaring Jupiter in your sign throughout the first two weeks of February, you’re letting go of the past. You can’t change what happened. You can only analyze it and take the lessons with you into what’s coming next. Draw on your history for wisdom. The solar eclipse in Aquarius on February 15th continues this cycle of decision about where you belong. How can you move closer to fulfilling your soul purpose? What would that require of you? Do you need to move, change jobs, make more time for family? Ask yourself these questions and set an intention mid-month to act on something that gets you a little closer to the life you’re creating.
Venus enters Pisces on the 10th, then Mercury follows on the 17th and the sun enters on the 18th. You’ve been experiencing Neptune’s transit here since 2012, aiding your imagination for any creative projects and handing you rose-colored glasses for your romantic encounters. You have to be careful not to fall for an illusion, or the idea of love, when Neptune transits Pisces. Yet real romance is absolutely possible, with Neptune in a supportive trine to your sign. There is sensitivity and compassion here. Mars squares Neptune exactly on the 17th, suggesting that your creative energy will be high. Use your talents to make something beautiful. Feel confident in expressing yourself, in love and through fun. Mars then makes an exact trine to the North Node in Leo on the 18th, suggesting that your talent and confidence may help you move in the direction that you seek.
Venus meets Neptune in Pisces on the 21st, then squares Mars on the 25th, and Mercury repeats this pattern (on the 25th and 28th). Inspiration, creativity, and romance are key themes for the end of the month. Your self-doubt is the only barrier to your joy. You’ll feel especially sensitive and passionate when Venus squares Mars, and especially energized when Mercury does so. On the 28th, Mars begins to square Chiron in Pisces as well. Something may cause you to feel vulnerable. Practice self-compassion. This is an extremely active month for you. Keep your long-term ambitions in mind and take each day as it comes.
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
Mars strengthens your sense of self worth and Jupiter continues to aid Pluto with a soft aspect from your sign as you transform through what you learn this week. Lean on that support from your ruling planets. Wednesday’s total eclipse in Leo brings a red moon to the very top of your chart. This is part of a cycle that began in February 2017 and repeated last August. You have been identifying your direction. Ultimately, we all want to spend the most time doing what makes us happy, and in a capitalist society, that translates into getting paid for doing what you love. How can you fulfill your soul purpose, offer your talents to the world, and have the financial security you need? You get closer to the answer this week. You’re often secretive, but now it’s a good idea to let others see who you are. Celebrate your past accomplishments, and continue to follow your ambition.