The month of February begins with the planet Venus entering the sign of Capricorn on Sunday afternoon, February 3. Venus is the planet of love, attraction, money and relationship. Capricorn is a sign favorable for business, investment and real estate. Venus in Capricorn favors business-related partnerships and investment in enterprises of a practical and tangible nature.
The New Moon occurs in the sign of Aquarius on Monday, February 4. The New Moon indicates the beginning of a new lunar cycle. Aquarius is an air sign ruled by the planet Uranus. Uranus is often called “The Awakener.” New inventions and innovations often occur during the time when the Sun is passing through the sign of Aquarius.
Uranus is currently transiting the sign of Aries. Aries is a sign that symbolizes identity. Uranus remains in Aries until it enters Taurus on March 6. During the time while Uranus is in Aries we are in a process of awakening to new aspects of our personal nature. This awakening could include an experience of reinventing our perception of self.
Because Venus is in Capricorn and Mercury enters Pisces on Sunday, February 10, we may relate in conventional ways and instinctively respond to the expectations of others.
Our true nature, however, is just waiting for the opportunity to express itself spontaneously sometimes through anger and irritation. This emotional reaction peaks on the First Quarter Phase Moon on Tuesday, February 12 but begins to soften as Mars leaves Aries and enters the sign of Taurus on Valentine’s Day, February 14.
The Sun enters the water sign of Pisces on Monday, February 18. This ingress further eases internal stress and tension as we intuitively experience more kindness and compassion in our choice of work and relationships by the Full Moon in Virgo on Tuesday, February 19.
The marriage between our intuitive (Pisces) and our practical (Virgo) nature will help us to honor and integrate the dissimilar aspects of our own unique personality.
A Last Quarter Phase Moon in Sagittarius on Tuesday morning, February 26 inspires us to expand our perception of what is possible and liberate us from emotional patterns that cloud, confuse and cast doubt on the veracity of our faith and vision of the future.