Monthly Astrology Forecast for All Signs February 2018
- What’s in your vault?
- Love yourself
- Get a sense of belonging
Who do you feel comfortable with? In whose company do you feel that you can truly be you? Acceptance, belonging, your tribe, group or circle of friends will be very much in focus this month as well as secrets, truths and revelations. Pretence, putting on a front, wearing a mask and trying to fit in – forget it. Energy vampires, frenemies, jellyfish – you’ve no more time for anyone who you feel doesn’t have your back or leaves you drained and questioning your worth. A massive gathering in your house of friends and contacts has you looking at how, where and most importantly, with whom you truly fit in. Ruler Mars in your 9th of expansion not only unshackles you from what holds you back, but sends your confidence soaring. So if seeking out new people is called for, you’re ready for the adventure.
February is a month to love and own who you truly are. With no apologies. The funny thing is, when we come from a place of integration and acceptance, we draw to us the people who reflect that. Expect shifts in your social circle and even your professional one if work needs to be done here. You’ve powerful influences behind you including asteroids Astrea (she’s all about the integration!) and Hygeia (self-awareness and holistic healing) in here as well as the Sun, Mercury and Venus. Think belonging: where do you belong? Sometimes we have to go in search of our life and our people for that matter. Prepare to accept all invitations – especially the sudden, unexpected, unusual or last-minute kind. Act on your ideas.
This is also your house of goals and dreams. Your dreams and goals are linked to who you truly are. You have them for a reason. Links are being made between this house and your 5th of creativity, romance and pleasure. Very often the reason we have our dreams is in order to express and shine at being ourselves. It feels like falling in love, doesn’t it? And that is exactly what it is. Falling in love with ourselves. Those who support this should be clear now and getting clearer as the month unfolds. With all this emphasis on the 11th/5th house axis, romance is a real possibility for searching rams. Who wants to be your Valentine? Chances are you’ll find them if you’re out and about. The company you keep could be more important than you imagine this month. And it says everything about you now so choose carefully and search out that sense of true belonging.
A partial eclipse also strikes your 11th this month opening you up to new social and professional contacts and exploring your dreams. You’ll re-evaluate some and perhaps discover they no longer light up your soul – at which point you will discard them. You could discover new ones and re-commit to existing ones while one may even come within your grasp now – perhaps through a contact or via a totally unexpected way. Prepare to be surprised – if only at your own inventiveness when it comes to attaining your goals. As usual with eclipses – wait for more to be revealed. Avoid big decisions for two days either side of the eclipse too if you possibly can. And if you feel something is being kept from you – press that pause button at once. Eclipses conceal so wait for what emerges from the shadow.
There is all the more reason to do this as we have the planetary migration into your 12th of secrets, all things hidden and even hidden enemies occurring now. Venus enters here five days before the eclipse inking us to higher love and also inspiration. The Sun and Mercury follow on the 18th just days after the eclipse and now is the time to start looking at what may be literally ‘coming to light’. People from your past may rebound back into your life – especially if there is unfinished business between you. This could even be a past lover as ruler Mars squares Neptune in your 12th on the 17th and then impacts on the North Node in your 5th. Venus will also meet Neptune in your 12th and square Mars from here. Be aware that the past can represent a trap so use caution if thinking about rekindling that former flame.
Above all, ensure it is not you who is the one with secrets. If you have them or just have something you need kept confidential, then only confide in someone utterly trustworthy. If you need to share and have doubts about anyone’s ability to keep silent, then confide in a professional – anyone from your doctor to one of our psychics. If someone confides in you, please keep what you are told in the vault. It goes both ways. News in the final days of the month could provide liberation and release from a situation that has become confining or stale. This is a good time to rekindle any psychic interests you have. Travelling to a ‘higher’ plane is possible but if you are travelling for real, take your time. You may be the sign of action, Aries, but with all this secretive energy around you, let your mantra be ‘What’s the hurry?’ this February.
In a nutshell: If you can’t love yourself, how you gonna love somebody else? Love begins with you this month, Aries – and attracts back to you what you send out.
- Which door do you open?
- Define your values
- Take a deep breath and make your move!
Your career, professional goals, reputation and rewards are all the focus of some major planetary activity this month. And as a result, expect partnerships and even your lifestyle to be affected. Right now you have Jupiter the planet of expansion in your 7th asking you to throw open the door wide to opportunity that’s knocking to be let in. The question you may have to ponder now is two-fold: will you open it or can you not hear it because you yourself are knocking on the wrong door?
Something you may have set in motion towards the end of last year either comes to fruition this month or else you realise it’s time to head in a fresh direction (that knocking on the wrong door scenario). Chances are you’ve brought your Taurean ability to go the distance to bear on this. But no matter how much time and love you may have invested, unless you have the result you were after it is now time to cut your losses and move on. What adds value to your life becomes incredibly important as the Sun opposes the North Node from your 10th to your 4th. You crave stability but you may now see that in order to get that something has to change and in this case, it looks like you.
In the run-up to this month’s eclipse if those doors remain shut or you feel frustrated around home and/or your relationships, it may help to take a step back and look at where you can change your approach. Ruler Venus makes a square to Jupiter in your 7th on the 4th and unlike other squares which can be tense, this one allows for some free-flowing emotional connection. Or the emergence of truth. If something is out of whack – i.e. you’re putting in way more than you’re getting out, fantastic asteroid influences add to the planetary power in your 10th, and could help you restore balance or else find a way out to a new, more opportunistic path.
Above all, try to defer decisions or even judgement in the time immediately before, during and after the solar eclipse of the 15th which once again, occurs in your 10th. This happens at the time of the new Moon in here. Usually we would say this is a time of new beginnings. But due to the eclipse which conceals and then later reveals from its shadow, it simply is not a good time to leap in to something unawares. If however, you have been contemplating a move for some time, this eclipse may signal you putting this into action.
This is the time you could see career plans come to fruition or discover those doors remain firmly closed. Guard your reputation carefully now as it is under scrutiny – for better or worse! If you have invested heavily in your professional career or been extremely focussed on one area of your life – say your relationship, then you will either discover it has all been worth it – or not. Due to the house the eclipse falls in as well as the sign, you will find that it brings up extremes – it is one thing or the other – success or failure with not much in-between. Again, remember, let some time pass before acting if you can. Especially if you do not have the result you hoped for as more may come to light. Wait for this to happen then move forward empowered.
After all this intense focus, your ruler is on a mission to lighten the load. Venus heads into your social 11th and also your house of goals, wishes and dreams from the 10th just prior to the eclipse period where she makes a wonderful angle to Saturn in your 9th perhaps opening that door for some of you. The Sun meeting Mercury in your 10th on the 17th could bring good news around your career or job status. The Sun and Mercury then move on into your 11th the following day. Expect free-flowing communications, ideas, invitations and a new focus on social activities. Your circle of professional contacts could also expand. Fabulous soul connections could be made when Venus meets Neptune on the 21st which make you feel you are communicating on a higher level. There is a feeling perhaps of connecting with this person before. The connection could be spiritual and even telepathic at times! Good friends, good company and also unusual ideas provide you with a necessary release now.
As this is your house of goals, it’s time to focus on what you want from life – especially if doors have remained closed to you. So as the shadow of the eclipse passes it’s time to come up with a new game plan. The same goes for relationships. Just bear in mind that right now your best resources are friends rather than partners. Social life lacking or just lacklustre? Time to make the effort and change that. February offers a course adjustment in your career if one is needed, and a wider social experience too. Remember, something has to change now and it all starts with you.
In a nutshell: Opportunity could come knocking this month, Taurus. Are you ready to open the door? It’s time for soul connections – and taking the next big step towards your goals.
- Blocks to progress vanish
- Travel in a new direction
- Love is all about connections
The first three weeks of February are all about what you have learned and on expanding your horizons. One thing that will come up is what you consider to be the truth vs. the facts. All this of course rests on how attached you are to your ideas and beliefs. You’re a mutable sign known for their flexible and inquiring mind. You usually love to entertain new ideas. If this is how you approach matters this month then you could experience not just being in the right place at the right time but being in the right mind when the right opportunity appears.
Most of us have regrets about missed opportunities we did not recognise for what they were when they appeared. Why not? Well, for one thing we could have been so focussed on one particular outcome or one way of getting there, that we failed to see we were being offered something better or an easier or more scenic route. Good things often come in disguise. Remember that as this month unfolds.
It’s a time to dare to dream thanks to ruler Mercury in your 9th. How does the dream measure up to reality? Dare to go after it? The Sun and also Mercury will oppose the North Node in your 3rd this month. This is of course, Mercury’s ruling house in your chart. Does news you receive have anything to do with those dreams of something you want to see, do or experience in the world? You’ve a veritable cosmic line up of planets and asteroids in here making up a fabulous multi-planetary melange of experiences to explore. You want to reach out and have more too now, Gemini. These are the facts. The need for personal freedom is paramount now – and with Mars in your 7th, heaven help anyone you see as trying to restrict you in any way. Settled Geminis need to plan activities to do with their partners as too much time sitting around doing nothing can see you grating on one another. It’s not the best position for Mars who favours action. Are you a single Gemini? If so read on as I have news specifically for you.
If action needs to be taken however or if you are planning on travelling, you’re in luck. Travel and people from overseas feature. Whether you are literally doing it or not and whether you realise it or not, you are embarking on a journey now. The direction? That is yet to be revealed as a solar eclipse occurs at the time of the new Moon in your 9th on the 15th. You want to head in a new direction – maybe even step out of your comfort zone. This is a new phase opening up but please remember – eclipses initially conceal. You may have to wait for the direction to become clear. What may happen initially however is you questioning some of those ideas and beliefs around life I mentioned earlier. If so, go with this process until the next step reveals itself.
Single twin? I said I had news specifically for you. This eclipse is all about connection. You need people. Not just a lover. How you meet that lover is probably going to be through people. Time to make a concentrated effort to go beyond that comfort zone I talked of earlier and get social in new and exciting ways if love is your goal. All Geminis whether settled or single should take this one on board, but singles in particular can benefit now.
Venus the planet of love entered your 10th on the 10th, not only enhancing your professional image and career prospects but also your love prospects too. This house rules your partner’s status. Ruler Mercury and the Sun are also twinned at the moment as they will enter this house together on the 18th. Time to push forward those career plans as this will prove to be a time when major decisions around your work and future direction can be made. If you’re feeling blocked then you’ll find direction now as you free yourself from what has been holding you back. The Sun’s focus along with your ruler means deals can be struck and that you could be given the opportunity to dazzle people with your ideas or else be seen with people in positions of power or influence.
Needless to say, your image is very important. Cultivate an aura of glamour as Venus and Neptune meet. You’ve an allure now that allows you to make the right impression no matter what company you’re keeping. Above all, remember when it comes to business to stay businesslike and not to allow sentiment to cloud any decisions especially when Mercury also meets Neptune on the 25th but you have the Sun angling at Saturn in your personal power zone supporting you now and he rules your 10th. Whatever experiences come your way this February, you’ll learn a lot about where your life has been – and where you are headed next.
In a nutshell: You’ve got serious prospects now, Gemini. Not just professionally but also in love. Time to make fantastic connections in business and the heart this February.
- Restore balance
- Project passion
- Step into empowerment
Wrap yourself in empowerment and show the world a whole new you this February. Powerful transformational forces are yours to command. You could be put in a position where you have to take a stand, negotiate something or make sweeping changes. This could be an intense month for you where passions surface and your sexual self demands more expression. Romantic opportunities abound with Venus in your 8th angling to Jupiter in your romance zone which could see prospective lovers drawn by that passionate vibe you’re projecting.
The cosmic line-up in your 8th includes the Sun, Mercury and Venus as well as asteroids Astraea and Hygeia. Your transformation this month is all about striking a balance. All the planetary meetings, angles from those in your 8th to those in other houses have a power and a purpose. Take a close look at where the imbalances are in your life. And remember, too little or none of something is an imbalance as well as too much. Too much focus on one area to the detriment of another is an imbalance. Sharing something is and should be a 50/50 arrangement. This is your house of shared resources after all. But is it half and half or 60/40 or 30/70? This applies to anything from sharing bills to chores.
Or is the imbalance a power issue? Is someone else calling the shots all the time and making unilateral decisions without consulting you? Only you can say for sure what kind of imbalance needs to be corrected. This month is all about identifying this, determining what steps you need to take to correct it, and above all, taps you into your personal power so you can confidently push through changes. Be an agent for your own transformation if one is needed.
You can also be your own best negotiator when it comes to money as your 8th rules your salary, bonuses, perks, benefits, maintenance payments etc. We have an unusual month this month as it is a month with no full Moon. We do however have a new Moon on the 15th which brings with it a partial solar eclipse also in your 8th. This is all about the passion. But please remember that eclipses initially conceal. We often have to wait to see what emerges from their shadow. This eclipse asks you to transform an area of your life by growing beyond your present experience. To do this we often have to reach deep into our personal power source as this can be challenging work. Expect to be dealing with not just transformations but possibly the deep side of life – endings and rebirth as these too are transformations. Your sex life, debts, other people’s money could all come under this. Transformation is intense work – remember that!
While all this is happening in your 8th it’s easy to overlook the fact that the planets are actually on the move beginning with Venus who enters your 9th on the 10th. This points to the path ahead after your transformation cycle is complete. Travel, fun, romance and even a touch of luck surround you once more. It’s time to come out and play as the Sun and Mercury enter here together on the 18th. If you’ve faced any challenges head-on not only will there be a sense of freedom and release, but Mars in your 6th trine the North Node in your money zone could herald financial gain or improvements.
There’s increased communication or dealing with those faraway or even with the spiritual realm as Venus and Neptune meet in your 9th on the 21st and Mercury meets Neptune just four days later. Love could take on a cosmic, fated vibe but please be aware that Neptune can quite literally obscure or distort things. Imagine trying to see underwater. That’s what can happen. We can project qualities on to a partner they simply don’t have or else in extreme cases, even imagine a relationship exists that isn’t actually there. Yes, this can be a beautiful, soul-transporting transit. But ensure you remain grounded in reality.
For whatever reason, one of the main messages of this month is take your time. Whether it’s to wait for more information to emerge from the shadow of the eclipse, or to observe from dry land just want is out there for you in that limitless sea of possibilities that surrounds you this February.
In a nutshell: Step into your power, this February Cancer. Passion could transform an existing situation as love takes on a cosmic, other-worldly vibe.
- Long term commitments can be made
- What makes your heart beat faster?
- Seal the deal!
Sealed with a kiss? It’s time to seal the deal on some level this month, Leo. And it’s time for commitment – one way or another. Ambivalence? Sitting on the fence? Unsure? Things ‘sort of okay’? Maybe the you of last month would have gone along with that. But the you of this month? Not likely. If you’ve settled for anything less than what makes that golden heart beat faster, February puts you in a position where settling is just no longer an acceptable proposition.
Breath-taking aspects on the 3rd have you looking at how your destiny is unfolding. Mars in your 5th angles back to Mercury in your 7th reminding you where passion may be missing. While your ruler the Sun also in your 7th opposes the North Node in your 1st. Who or what is ‘meant to be’ in your life? It’s decision time now.
Venus is also in your 7th until the 10th and remember, this is her ruling house in your chart. Your home or living arrangements could also be under scrutiny with your 7th house planets making aspects to Jupiter in your 4th. Some of you could be looking at moving in with a partner or changing residences. There’s an air of longevity and permanence about things now. And inevitability with the North Node involved.
Singles could attract a new love and as this is time for commitment, why not commit to your search if you are on your own? Or if you are happy flying solo then commit to that. This is also a good time for creative self-expression as Mercury in here brings ideas and also opportunities. You’ve got some interesting asteroid action also happening in your 7th now that is all about integration and wholeness. Are you trying to conform to other’s ideas about what a relationship should be rather than your own? Are you being true to your heart? Astrea is all about integration and balance while Hygeia represents not just healing but being in control of yourself and your destiny. It’s time to be true to you. This is why a time of things being ‘so-so’ or too much compromise on your part will be at an end now.
You’ll know in your heart if you are with the right person – or not. This February is unusual in that we don’t have a full Moon this month. Instead we had two in January and will get another two in March (‘blue’ Moons). Instead this month, we have a partial eclipse of the Sun at the time of the new Moon on the 15th. As the Sun is your ruler you feel the effects of the eclipse more powerfully than most. Remember – eclipses conceal. By now you should have noticed how this works. Things then ‘emerge’ out of the shadow of the eclipse later. With an eclipse occurring in your 7th there’s a feeling of looking at the balance of give and take in your relationships. Remember, your 7th rules partnerships of all kinds. Including business partners, collaborators and long term friends. If there is stress in the relationship or if you now have to acknowledge your heart isn’t in it in the way it should be, this could indicate crunch time. Others could take their relationship to the next level. Legal matters could come to a head if you are involved in those. Don’t be afraid to reach for a very different solution or approach to what you would normally choose if you want to restore balance.
Against this backdrop, there’s been a slow migration happening as the planets switch houses and start moving in to your 8th beginning with Venus on the 10th. So expect feelings to intensify and passions to run high. This could accelerate the change or commitment process as this is your house of things that you share as well as transformation, sex and endings.
The Sun and Mercury both move in to your 8th on the same day (18th). It’s now all about how much you yourself have changed and grown. And whether you know it or not, you are about to astound others with this as you take a radical step which initiates a new cycle for you. Venus meets Neptune in here on the 21st and Mercury encounters Neptune on the 25th. This is the point where you may go within and formulate your decisions rather than act on them. Again, remember what I said about the eclipse covering things up. New information may be revealed and if so, examine this carefully from all angles before acting. If you feel trapped on any level or that a solution is impossible, then this is Neptune’s illusion and not how things are at all. If you are worried about taking any kind of action, wait, but also remember your power source is there for you, a vast reservoir for whenever action is needed. We have nothing to fear but fear itself – remember that whenever the next step forward appears daunting.
Above all, what you need to bear in mind is that this is a month where you can transcend an old problem, issue or phase and leave it behind for good. Don’t settle for more of the same. Make a radical departure if necessary towards something different now. If you do, others will just stand back in amazement (or even jealousy!) as your life takes a radical leap forward into the future. You’ll make it look easy but only you know the hard work and effort it took. Which makes it all the sweeter.
In a nutshell: Time to seal the deal this month, Leo. Old problems fall away leaving you free to create a fresh future. That Valentine’s vibe could see you sealing it with a kiss.
- Change your routine – change your world
- Past love magnetism draws new connections
- Stop worrying what others think
Ruler Mercury is busy this month and of course, in full-forward form at last. He’s in one of his ruling houses in your chart – the 6th so expect an increased focus on work and wellness. This is going to be more than just Mercury’s usual transit through this sector of your chart. Why? Because you have some interesting asteroid action happening along with the Sun, Venus and Mercury in here. For you, this energy has a deep resonance and will just emphasise the usual themes we see cropping up when Mercury is in here. Time to be adaptable, flexible and to bring you considerable attention to detail and truth-seeking abilities to anything you undertake now.
You have asteroids Astrea and Hygeia in your 6th and both the Sun and Mercury will meet both of them in here this month. Now, there are presently some big arguments amongst some astrologers being waged about whether one of these should in fact replace Mercury as your ruler. Astrea is linked to practical problem solving skills which fits in with your mental acumen, and also balance and integration (wellbeing). So the connection is easy to see here. Hygeia on the other hand is about health, wholeness, holistic healing and the intellect and of the two, you may find you resonate with Hygeia more strongly. The dates to watch this month are the 6th – 14th when the Sun and then Mercury meet Astrea and then move on to Hygeia.
Many of you could see changes around your work, your lifestyle or your wellness regimen and it’s important to remain disciplined. You’ve an amazing focus to bring to bear now and also you’re able to correctly identify any problems in your path that impeded progress. If rewards are due, they could now manifest as the Sun and then Mercury oppose the North Node in your 12th. If it’s time to move on, you’ll know as one way or another, fate is at work. Also, the 12th is your house of spiritual truths and psychic ability while Astrea gives us access to quantum information. You can see beyond the surface of things and probe deeper using insight and intuition like a precision tool to guide you through any decisions.
This month is highly unusual as we have no full Moon occurring. Instead we have ‘Blue Moon’ months either side in January and March where we get two. What we do have however is a solar eclipse when the new Moon occurs on the 15th which also impacts on Uranus in your 8th. As does Mercury. Be careful of accidents, sudden health flare ups or unexpected changes to your routine. But does your routine need to change? That’s the question here! Work issues could also come to the fore with unexpected problems, changes or shifts occurring. But there’s always a flip side, another possibility to all this. You could change to a job or discover a routine that works better for you – perhaps by accident. Could it be that any shifts – even if not initiated by you, are actually designed to set you on the path towards something better? That’s the magic of possibilities contained here.
Behind all of this – a shift has been going on and something wonderful is happening in the relationship sector of your chart now. Venus entered this, her ruling house on the 15th. It’s time for love – if not for another then self-love, partnerships and creative self-expression. It’s also time to stop worrying about what others think of you. Venus in here says love and accept every facet of you. Are you not doing something because you are worried about what others might think? Now is the time to stop. Be open minded and spontaneous and you’ll be amazed at what you attract back. This along with your 5th is your house of attraction. As the Sun and Mercury head in here together on the 18th, you’ll begin to see tangible results when it comes to your powers of attraction. You’ll attract opposites now and as Venus rules your bank account and possessions – possibly more money which results in more things. Just don’t go overboard when it comes to spending.
This is a wonderful time to attract a new love or to revive the magic in an existing one. All kinds of close relationships receive that extra shot of love espresso now! This includes business partnerships, close friends and activity partners. The love that you receive back from people is increasingly important now and you need your partner to tell you they love and appreciate you. In return, you’re happy to reciprocate.
Mystical connections can be made as Venus meets Neptune in here on the 21st and Mercury on the 25th. There’s a touch of past-life magnetism or the past in this life with connections now as Venus will sextile Pluto in your 5th on the 27th. Stars may seem to collide and watch who or what is drawn in to your orbit. Your romantic status is subject to change – one way or another. Just ensure that the object of your affections is all they appear to be. Yes, you could meet the love of your lives now. Or it could be the same old frog you’ve kissed so many times before. Happily ever after needn’t turn in to once upon a time provided you allow that prospective prince or princess time to prove they truly are charming. Ensure they really do measure up to reality before giving away your heart.
In a nutshell: Time to escape that rut, Virgo. Embrace more variety. And that goes for romance too as you receive a double shot of love-espresso this Valentine’s month!
- Go in search for your life
- Radiate and you’ll attract
- Be in the moment
Ruler Venus begins the month in your fabulous 5th along with the Sun, Mercury and some fabulous asteroid action for extra sparkle. Plus you have the Sun and Mercury opposing that fated point in your chart – the North Node in your 11th. Strange, charmed and fated encounters could feature – along with goal-getting synchronicities. This is the month of hearts and flowers and also for you, the month where Cupid or just Lady Luck could play a major role. To set the whole thing in motion all you have to do is say ‘Yes!’ to live and embrace it. Step out, radiate and look for opportunities – to socialise, to meet new people and to showcase your talents and skills. Remember, this is the house of fun and pleasure and you are being asked not to take life too seriously. The time for work will so be upon you so make the most of this now.
Cash-attracting aspects as Venus squares Jupiter in her ruling out could give your bank account a much-needed boost. But please if this happens, don’t splurge on beauty (either for you or for your home) as you might usually do. You have major decisions looming around your home, lifestyle or long term security and you need to invest any extra money now towards this. Live in the moment but have that long term plan – that you stick to. It’s all about the balance in your life which you being the sign of the scales should totally get. Not enough fun, romance and pleasure? You know too little of a good thing is probably worse than too much! Sound like you? That asteroid sparkle extends to restoring balance as the Sun meets Astraea on the 6th and Mercury on the 12th plus both will meet Hygeia in here. On a deep, soul-resonating level Hygeia represents healing and soul-cleansing. She brings us increased self-awareness and with that, self-empowerment and a better understanding of what it is we truly need (as opposed to what we think we want). Watch as you could experience a major shift in your priorities which result in the one thing we all need more of – happiness.
Love coming in could be one effect of the partial eclipse in your 5th on the 15th. New Moons always bring about a fresh phase of something or a new cycle. However, with an eclipse we have to say something is covered up to be revealed later. So, take a new romance slowly – no matter how heart-starting it may be. Children, young people and creative ideas feature too. You feel the desire to express yourself and this is actually a good time to start or launch a creative venture – something that will get you noticed. But love could leave under this eclipse – but this only usually happens if the writing has been on the wall for some time. Before the Sun and Mercury leave your 5th you have a wonderful conjunction taking place between them on the 17th which could deliver news which represents a total change of luck for you and represents the start of something new and exciting.
The planetary shift into your 6th of work and wellbeing begins with Venus on the 10th. As you know, not the best position for Venus as this is about work, duty and routine – none of which sit well with her. However, Venus in here can enhance your relationship with bosses – current and prospective, as well as your co-workers and see you bring enhanced creativity to your routine and daily tasks. Just remember, Venus looks for distraction from the mundane in here so stay focussed especially when Venus meets Neptune on the 21st. On the one hand this can bring you inspired ideas and enhanced creative and psychic abilities. On the other however, you may find it difficult to operate in the ‘here and now’. But you have Mercury entering this, his ruling house on the 20th along with the Sun. You’re able to get your thoughts and ideas over in a practical manner and are projecting yourself as someone able to get the job done. Just stay connected to that as Mercury also encounters Neptune on the 25th or a momentary lapse in concentration could result in mistakes being made.
Being confident, walking tall, embracing more pleasure and then being prepared to balance this all with whatever work is necessary are all part of February. This month could prove a turning point for you, Libra.
In a nutshell: Anything from new opportunities to a new love won’t come looking for you, Libra. You need to go find them. This February, they’re waiting to be discovered.
- Tap into intuition and knowing
- Make your home your temple
- Get ready for a higher love
You begin the month very home-focussed. There’s no place like home. Home is where the heart is. Home, your living arrangements, lifestyle, your roots, family members or even your country and where you feel you most belong, will form the basis of all your decisions as February arrives.
You’ll live with your choices for some time so take as much of it as you need. There’s an opportunity this month to create something lasting – if not directly on the home front then in another area that is connected to this – your work and career for example, thanks to both Ceres and the North Node in your 10th. Venus remains in your 4th until the 10th when she enters your magical 5th. Until then, time to unleash the domestic goddess (or god for that matter!). Make your home your temple of sensuality and pleasure. Open your pantry doors. Entertain – if not guests then yourself. Immerse yourself in your environment and fill it with delicious scents, music, art and pleasure. Love the place you live in and if you don’t – do something about it. Mercury in here rules contracts so what better time to sign that new lease or sale agreement?
Home life should become more stimulating with you perhaps inviting more people over. Change is in the air now as you have two important asteroids also in your 4th – Astraea and Hygeia. These two are all about balance, healing and empowerment and Ceres in your 10th also speaks of regaining power in situations where we have been exploited or felt powerless. Our home should be our base which supports us and from which we can launch ourselves out towards life and our goals. If our home is insecure or toxic, then of course we cannot fulfil our potential. Hopefully you are not dealing with anything like that but as you are the sign of power, look carefully at any imbalance on the home front and know this line up gives you the ability to change it if that is what is needed now, especially with Jupiter supporting you in your 1st. Get moving this month.
Most of you however should be bringing together a ‘knowing’ and ‘understanding’ of your needs on a soul level during this time. The Sun in here throws a light on what we truly need to sustain ourselves. To get in touch with this may mean some time spent alone and to look at where and how you want to spend the rest of 2018. If you are happy with how things are and are unfolding, you’ll find February brings you an opportunity to do your best work, re-charge your batteries and make long overdue changes. The only negative side to all this 4th activity is that in rare cases it can bring up feelings of insecurity which can make you afraid of venturing out into the big wide world or leaving your comfort zone. If you find this happening, please reach out and ask for help if it goes on for too long and you begin to feel life is closing in on you, rather than expanding outwards as it should.
There’s a solar eclipse occurring in your 4th at the time of the new Moon on the 15th which also sextiles Uranus in your 6th on this day. Sudden shifts in work and lifestyle which are obviously linked to your home, could occur. Remember, eclipses conceal and later reveal. What is being brushed under the Welcome mat may emerge later. Whatever happens, your family, home or living arrangements will take precedence over all other matters now. Just remember, part of this journey has yet to unfold.
The planets are now leaving your 4th and entering your joy-packed 5th which started on the 10th when Venus entered here. Needless to say, single phoenixes are now entering one of the best periods of the year for attracting new love. And attraction is your keyword for the coming month ahead. This isn’t a time to stay home now. Hopefully you’ve done that and are now emerging re-charged and ready to go embrace all that life wants to bring you. Be aware now as the Sun and Mercury also head in to here together on the 18th that you have the ability to attract what you love and also what you may actually fear. Anything you’ve thought about for a long time may just appear in your path. But this is your time to be out in the world, to shine, to have fun and to bring back romance if it has been missing. It’s a time of creation and as this is the house which rules children, they may feature as they can be our greatest creations. Or you may channel this creative energy into a project.
Just ensure you are running towards something and not running away however as Venus encounters Neptune on the 21st with Mercury right behind on the 25th. This could result in the start of a magical romance where the two of you feel an intense spiritual bond, or else an inspired creative project or experience which literally ‘transports’ you into a new state of being and doing. The flip side of this is projecting qualities onto a lover they simply don’t have – with a nasty crash to follow when they fall from their pedestal and you find out the reality just doesn’t measure up to your fantasy. Or else instead of running towards something, you are in fact running away and take refuge in escapism – anything from boxsets to extravagance, alcohol, food or even drugs. Or literally ‘checking out’ by travelling or running away by day dreaming. Sign up for the real experience – not the illusion of one and you will find that the fantasy really doesn’t compare to the reality you can create for yourself now.
In a nutshell: There’s no time like the present, Scorpio. That’s why it’s a gift! Be in the moment and you’ll be amazed at the gifts the universe wants to deliver this February.
- Get lucky
- Bring key projects to a conclusion
- What the big idea? A: You are!
There’s a touch of luck around you this week so how do you plan to take advantage of it? Projects and business plans could come to a successful conclusion with the results better than even you, the sign of the perpetual optimist and big dreams, imagined possible. Ruler Jupiter in your 12th impels you to discover your higher purpose. While Mars presently in your 1st infuses you with fire and passion when it comes to the pursuit of your goals.
Mercury is in your 3rd and this is his ruling house in your chart. Communications, business dealings, exams, anything that involves writing, are now all favoured. You could see that interview process come to a successful conclusion or that deal signed as Mercury rules contracts. What’s that idea you’ve been toying with? Perhaps it is time to toy no more and play for real. The Sun and Venus are also in here – Venus until the 10th when she will bring a focus on your home, living arrangements and security. For now, Venus is all about infusing what you say with a touch of Scheherazade magic. You’ve the ability to create a captive audience.
Venus of course rules your love life and in mythology, Mercury acted as her messenger. Don’t be surprised then if in the run-up to Valentine’s Day you receive offers of dates, affirmations of love or at the very least, an opportunity to flex those flirtation muscles. As well as the Sun, Mercury and Venus in this house, you have two asteroids adding to your ability to express your ideas and also your emotions.
What do you need to talk about? Perhaps with someone close to you? Or have you been keeping your feelings to yourself? We all know the stereotype of candid Sagittarius with permanent foot-in-mouth disease. But people forget you have a deep, sensitive soul. The term ‘dark horse’ can equally be applied here. Two asteroids adding to your 3rd house line up are Astraea and Hygeia. Hygeia is a feminine symbol of holistic health and trauma healing. She has strong links to Mercury. While Astraea is concerned with balance and justice. If you’ve covering up wounds or pretending they don’t exist you’re in a state of imbalance that in the end can be toxic. If you need to talk or say something to someone that needs to be said, as the Sun and then Mercury meet these two, this is your opportunity.
It’s all time to experience and be ‘in’ your neighbourhood or community and not shut yourself away. The same goes for your commute. Do you sit with your earphones on listening to music or constantly looking at your phone? Expand your interactions now. Look like you’re open to be approached. A book, newspaper or magazine or even you jotting down some ideas in a notebook allows others to start conversations outside your Instagram. With the 3rd house, what you’re looking for could be found in your everyday routine or close to home. Travel could be short in terms of duration or distance. It’s a time to initiate plans, start that business, launch that website or apply for that new job.
Ensure you are being understood and double check details and the small print of anything you sign around the 15th when we have a partial eclipse of the Sun in here at the time of the new Moon. Now, this can bring in a new beginning. But please remember, eclipses cover up. So, if you are signing important papers – contracts, agreements etc, get professional advice if necessary before putting your name on the dotted line. Due diligence rules now. Protect your intellectual property as you could see someone try to steal your ideas. Problems with siblings or neighbours could flare up. Don’t be afraid to repeat yourself and keep everything in writing when it comes to business. Above all, if you feel under pressure to complete something or sign something at this time then please – don’t. Ask yourself what the hurry is and again, get professional advice.
However, what gets signed or agreed upon should form the basis for a new feeling of security for you. It’s all about your spiritual home – wherever that may be as Venus enters your 4th from the 10th. Something may need to change on the home or property front or around your living arrangements. You’ve been involved in a long period which is all about a sense of belonging. Now, for some of you that could be the place you were born – and as this is the house of family, the family you were born into. Others could have been on a search for that place to really call their own whether they feel it is in another town or even another country. Where do you feel you belong? Or to put it another way: if money was no object where would you feel most at home in the world? Note I am not talking about the size of your home – just the place.
If moves have to be made, now is the time to think about this especially as Neptune squares Vesta in your 1st. You are a sign not usually associated with the domestic realm but put it another way – we all need a base from which the adventures start from – and end. Think Bilbo Baggins and his unexpected journey. The Sun and Mercury in your 4th from the 18th point to the fact that you could be spending more time at home over the next few weeks – or thinking about where to make that new one. Venus and then Mercury meet Neptune in here on the 21st and 25th respectively. If relocations are in order, then Mars in your 1st angles to the cosmic North Node in your 9th pushing you just like Bilbo out onto that road if moves are necessary. Your career is also in focus as this is connected to where you live. The North Node is your guiding star here. By the time this month is over you should have a better grounding and know just where to hang that hat in the long term, Sag.
In a nutshell: Luck is on your side this month so why not take a chance, Sag? Is a move for you overdue? Time to look where you heart wants to live.
- What do you truly value?
- Make it real
- It’s all about the love
This February it’s all about values and transactions. And also about what price you put on your skills and even your time. There’s very much a feeling of what you are prepared to trade in order to get something – or perhaps how much of it. Defining what you truly value and where you are unprepared to compromise, or will sacrifice for no matter what, is all part of the deal as you begin February with a money house banked-up with planetary collateral.
Venus is in here and this is one of the two sectors of your chart that she rules along with your 7th. In here, she not only enhances your money-making abilities but also along with this visit, gives you an increased appreciation of the finer things of life – art, food, wine, sensual pleasures. This is why astrologers warn you that while Venus in here usually sees extra money coming your way, it may go out more quickly than it came in. Or you may even end up spending more than you earn simply because Venus lends herself to pleasure and extravagance. Venus convinces us to do this ‘Because you’re worth it’. Interesting that this slogan is used by a certain well-known cosmetics company which is Venus ruled of course. However, the urge to splurge is not a given and much depends on your usual relationship to money and also what other planets may be influencing you at the time. Which brings us back to those values and priorities.
Chances are we are now in the realm of abstract things that you value – hopefully this includes you as this is your house of self-worth. You may have an opportunity to test just what this is now as the Sun and Mercury will oppose the North Node and Ceres in your house of empowerment and shared/corporate money along with Mars making a highly charged and beneficial trine to the Node later in the month. If you feel short-changed in this department, two asteroids, Hygeia and Astraea are bringing in healing and balance into the equation. You also have Mars in your 12th acting like a bit of a psychic detective angling to Mercury at the start of the month, revealing barriers between you and abundance that you may not even know existed. Mars adds a fearless touch enabling you to confront realities that sometimes we may ignore, and take action if necessary.
It’s not just about your bank account feeling the love either. Venus in your 2nd until the 10th of this month is all about the love. Jupiter continues to light up your 11th of social contacts and wishes promising a big surprise with the potential to change your life during his stay in here. You’ll value the love you do have in your life more now and here’s the thing, the more we value our intangibles the more they increase – be they love or self-worth.
This month is highly unusual as we have no full Moon but two full Moons in both January and March. This is an extremely rare occurrence. We do however have a partial solar eclipse on the 15th at the time of the new Moon which focusses on your core values, your relationship to your money and how you spend/save it. This is when your priorities may be re-defined. Remember, eclipses cover up with something later to be revealed. This is where you can benefit from channel Mars in your 12th if you need to. Especially if this concerns someone else and your money. Probe deeper and certainly ask questions when it comes to any financial arrangements now especially in the two days after the eclipse when the Sun and Mercury meet.
The shift into your communicative and business-shifting 3rd begins on the 10th with Venus’s shift in here. Venus will make an enticing angle to ruler Saturn in your 1st on the 15th, and this is a ‘love gets real’ transit and you’ll accept nothing less or a potential lover who offers this. Mercury and the Sun enter Mercury’s house on the 18th, bringing you a month of increased communication, business dealings, travel and learning. Your communication devices – phones, tablets, computers or even your car will either be a source of joy or a source of frustration now. It is time to make changes to your routine and push ahead with study, work, business plans or written projects. Travel especially for your work in favoured as is increased contact with your neighbours, community or siblings if you have them. A significant piece of news could arrive or deals can be done as Mercury facilitates this with Saturn on the 21st. This could be something you have been working towards for some time coming to fruition.
Both Venus and Mercury are set to meet Neptune in here on the 21st and 25th respectively. You can now reach for a amazing ability to articulate your ideas and access a new level of intuition, creativity and insight that you would normally be unable to reach. Romance may take on a true spiritual connection. You’re aware of people’s sub-text and the subtleties of emotions and extremely sensitive to atmosphere and mood now. Your psychic radar is set to high frequency. Plus you are hard-wired to respond to people’s emotional state without them even telling you what is going on! This is how this transit can manifest at its highest level. With a grounding aspect between the Sun and ruler Saturn on the 25th, you can channel the positive influence of this transit without falling into the kind of illusion Neptune can often weave for us – either getting lost in daydreams or the realms of imagination – especially when it comes to relationships. Transcendent love or transcendent ideas brought down to earth could just be the reality for you – and not just for Valentine’s Day this month. As usual with you, Capricorn – aim for the top of the mountain but keep your feet firmly on the ground.
In a nutshell: A key project or negotiation could deliver exactly the result you wanted, Capricorn. February sees you bring ideas of love – and success, down to earth.
- It’s all about YOU
- Know what you want
- Become the magician AND the creator!
Our birthday season is always about new beginnings and above all, about US. The Sun in our 1st house literally illuminates us. Think about your birthchart. Perhaps you know your rising sign which of course, may or may not be your sun sign. Your chart is a wheel divided into 12 sections. But what we say in astrology is that you ‘enter’ the wheel or cycle of life from the centre of your chart. So, looked at another way, the world, the solar system and in fact, the universe really DOES revolve around us the moment we are born. And we can say we get this gift again, once every year at the time of our birthday or solar return. We get to recreate all the potential contained in our charts again. It’s a fresh start if you like.
This year’s fresh start for you, if you are a February Aquarian, contains some pretty unique potential. Your sign is packed to capacity with planets who have gift-wrapped some extra special influences with which to shape the next 12 months. So, see February as quite literally a ‘present’. The time when you can bring your future or the future you into the present. It’s all about the NOW not the wait – or the later for that matter.
As well as the Sun, Mercury and Venus are also in your sign along with two asteroids – Astraea and Hygeia. All this represents a fabulous opportunity to express an entirely new side of you to the world ‘out there’ and to set your intentions now. It’s time to begin new projects as well as making any adjustments to your image if necessary. The message is: do not be your old self. Even if you don’t make any radical alterations to how you look, chances are you’re feeling different on the inside. So express those new thoughts and ideas. As you are the sign of the individual, it’s time to be true to your ideas and your goals and above all, to be true to yourself. There’s a reason why the words ‘Know thyself’ were inscribed at the entrance to the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. When we know ourselves we’re being true to ourselves and the result of that is our relationships with others improve too. The Sun and Mercury in your 1st are opposing the North Node and Ceres in your partnership sector. With Venus in your 1st, this could mark the start of a soul growth relationship or just see an existing one taken to another level. But what happens in your external relationships is a reflection of an inner shift you have already made. That’s the magic of working on the Wonderful World of You.
Astraea gives you the ability to regain balance where it has been lost, and this could be around how you see yourself. Are you your own best friend or your own worst critic? Hygeia rules amongst other things, holistic healing. Love all the facets that make up the unique soul you are. And that includes those things you may actually consider less loveable but are parts of you nonetheless. In the shadows or what you may see as faults, lies your power and your strength. Own it all now.
But it’s not all serious soul work! This is your time to shine, to express yourself and to party after all! And let’s not forget your birthday season contains the most loved-up day of the year – Valentine’s Day. February 14 sees Mercury conjunct Hygeia in your 1st. While a little self-love goes a long way, this day sees you able to express your feelings freely injecting some healing love into the soul of your relationships. Plus Venus moves out of your 1st on the 10th and into your 2nd which she rules. As well as shoring up your bank account and self-worth, Venus in here can bring us a new romance or just enable us to appreciate the love we already have in our lives that much more. An existing connection could be taken to the next level. No matter your relationship status on Valentine’s Day, be grateful for the love you already have in your life and the people who are quite literally ‘assets’ to you. The thing about gratitude is, the more we are grateful for what we have, the more we get to be grateful for.
This month is highly unusual not just for the number of heavenly bodies in your sign but also because we have no full Moon occurring this month. You may recall January gave us two and March will also deliver another dose of Blue Moons. What we do have this month however is a partial solar eclipse when the new Moon appears in your sign on the 15th. Remember, eclipses conceal at first with more to be revealed later. You have an interesting aspect between Venus in your 2nd and Saturn in your 12th so expect the past to feature in what eventually ‘comes to light’. For now, however, you could find yourself in the position where you feel an intense desire to push forward with a personal plan, project or even new evolution of ‘you’.
It’s time to say ‘yes’ to life now on so many levels as Mars trines the North Node from your social sector on the 19th. Say ‘yes’ to all invitations. Accept change in all its many forms. The Sun and Mercury both enter your 2nd on the 18th while Venus meets Neptune in here on the 21st. Mercury will also align with Neptune on the 25th. Now, this can bring you truly inspired ways of increasing your income – especially when it comes to utilising your creativity and ideas. But it is important that you have a plan and that you follow through with concrete action otherwise this will all remain in the realm of ideas. Also be aware that Neptune can have us ignoring practical matters or we may not be seeing things as they really are. Just bear in mind there is no such thing as a ‘get rich quick scheme’ – especially if both Neptune and Mercury are involved. If you are going into business with someone have a proper legal agreement drawn up and do your due diligence.
This month offers you new beginnings on so many levels but it’s up to you to initiate them and also to have a practical plan in place for attaining those goals. But if you follow these two simple rules, this could be a year where you break free of the past and create a limitless future and a bold, beautiful and brave new you.
In a nutshell: Say ‘yes’ to life on every level this month, Aquarius. Your ability to connect to more love, joy and life is all tied to your ability to receive now.
- Weave some personal magic
- Go with what feels right
- Open up to new possibilities
You’re on a soul journey as February begins, Pisces. Spiritual insights and soul breakthroughs are possible thanks to more than the usual number of planets in your 12th just prior to your birthday. Being the 12th sign of the zodiac, you have a particular attunement and affinity to your 12th house. You’re on your own personal vision quest which is readying you for the new cycle to come. Obviously, the exact form this takes will be different for each and every one of you. But what each of you may come away from this period of inner exploration with is likely to be the truth in the form of an answer to a question you may have. This can be anything from what should I do next? to insight into the choices, you have made in the past. Expect an ‘Ah-ha!’ moment as suddenly something makes a whole lot of sense to you that you just could not see before.
Our 12th house is also all about the past. Astrologers call this the house of ‘womb and tomb’. In other words, it can tell us a lot about where you were before and where you are going next. But is also rules the past in this life too. So, with three planets (Sun, Mercury, Venus) in here as well as two asteroids (Astraea and Hygeia), the past is likely to appear in some form. This can just be memories surfacing to be re-framed and healed (Hygeia in particular is concerned with holistic healing), to people from your past reappearing. Just bear in mind if it is the latter, that you are on the cusp of a new cycle and the past can sometimes be a trap. Not sure? This is one of those times where if you ask for answers you will receive them. But when they come please don’t ignore what you are told.
Wisdom, intuition and creativity are your personal magic all month long, Pisces. To use in your own highly individual way. There’s no manual or ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to go about things. If it works for you it’s working! This especially applies to health and yes, work matters, as the Sun and Mercury in your 12th oppose the karmically-charged North Node and also Ceres in your 6th. You’ll be able to see all too clearly the results of what you set in motion in the past. And now have the ability to direct your future if you now want something different. Don’t be surprised if the first two weeks or so of this month see you actively pushing forward with career goals and then retreating to recharge before another burst of go-getting dynamism takes you even further! Mars is in your career sector while Jupiter occupies his ruling house in your chart (9th). So as the planets in your 12th impact on both, you could act like Jeff Bezos one minute, and a Himalayan hermit the next. Give yourself permission to do whatever feels right for you at the time and by listening to your higher self, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish both in the outer world and on an inner level. This is the path of the soul warrior and you’re walking it now.
Shine a little love especially on long term soul wounds (either yours or another’s) as Mercury meets Hygeia on Valentine’s Day. These two have a great deal in common. There’s a deep healing going on that begins with you feeling a new openness now. Venus arrives in your 1st on the 10th and this is all about becoming more open-hearted for the coming year. You’re moving past hurt now and opening up wide to what the universe wants to deliver for you.
You’ve one last shot of 12th house mystery ahead of you before the Sun arrives in your 1st on the 18th however. This February is highly unusual as we don’t have a full Moon this month. You may recall we had two last month and we will get two again in March. This is extremely rare. What we do have however, is a partial solar eclipse in your 12th the day of the new Moon. Remember as this is in your 12th – eclipses initially conceal. Your 12th is of course the house of secrets. Something could quite literally be ‘covered up’ to be revealed later. Hopefully it is not you who is keeping secrets. But please, stay tuned to your intuition and at this time more than any other, don’t ignore any gut feelings that you’re not getting the big picture. Wait for the rest of the pieces of the puzzle – and know there WILL be more! If you work in the healing, psychic, creative or any profession that requires you to make bold leaps of the imagination or juggle abstract concepts – anything from police work to quantum physics, then this eclipse could mark a breakthrough in the imaginative realms.
The Sun and Mercury enter your 1st on the same day – the 18th, marking the start of your birthday season. Hygeia and Astraea remain in your 12th for now, providing you with that link to the healing mysteries that you can still tap into. Venus and Mercury are now set to meet ruler Neptune on the 21st and 25th respectively. Romance, pure hedonism and ‘other worldly’ experiences are all wrapped in the promise of a new beginning. What’s more on the 25th you have the Sun making a grounding angle to Saturn in your 11th indicating either a destiny-driven connection or the ability to make headway towards your goals. You can channel inspiration from your ruler without becoming lost in the Land of the Lotus Eaters as with some Neptune transits.
Remember, with Jupiter remaining for most of the year in your 9th this is a time where that personal magic can take you a very long way indeed. Prepare for breath-taking things and experiences only limited by your imagination.
In a nutshell: Happy birthday. Pisces. Welcome to a year of expansion and limitless possibilities. Stay connected to your intuition and get ready for new beginings now.
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