We enter February on the heels of the Full Moon Eclipse in Leo that crested on the 31st of January! If you had any Planets in the vicinity of 11 degrees of Leo or 11 degrees of Aquarius, you might have had an interesting day — however the effects of an Eclipse of the Moon continues throughout the week that follows. Depending on the Zodiac House position or any major involvement with the Nodes you may not have noticed any change at all! The energy of the Leo Moon will be strongly in effect throughout the week and actually may have an impact on the World stage for several months. We as a society have weathered a variety of so-called Super or Blue Moons! My common-sense says that this is all part of the whole of Mankind’s Karma, and yet we have been able to survive and thrive regardless, throughout the Centuries.
Actually February will not have a Full Moon this month — but March will be the bearer of two Full Moons! February will however enjoy a beautiful New Moon Solar Eclipse on the 15th at 27 degrees of Aquarius cresting at 4:06 PM EST! Now would be a good time to prepare your Valentine’s surprise for your loved one — especially if you are planning something truly out of the ordinary! Valentine’s Day is on the 14th for all those romantics out there, and with the build up of the New Moon (piquing our emotions), we may be feeling the need to get more openly connected to all our loved ones. Any activity taken before, after and during a New Moon Eclipse will be a harbinger of all things Karmic! See if you can feel the vibrations, as the New Moon will be stimulating your deepest sensitivities. It is as if the fine hairs on your arms and the back of your neck are standing up. It’s a frisson of exquisite delicacy that reaches into your soul. Embrace this Lunar experience, and acknowledge your empathy, compassion and human warmth. The Aquarian New Moon will inspire, innovate, energize and transform our outlook — Aquarians appreciate freedom, openness, opportunity and all things unique! Allow your most artistic, creative and imaginative persona to reign.
Both Venus and Mercury will be in Pisces for the last half of the month bringing us the ability to forgive and forget, to find acceptance and approval for all phases of our life. Use this Neptunian understanding that Mercury and Venus brings to find that middle ground in any controversy. Seeing the other person’s point-of-view can give us a more positive outlook in order to keep our house in order. Working with the Aquarius and Pisces Suns in place this month, there may be a renewal of passion for the underdog, and a call to action to resolve seemingly opposing factions. We are all members of Mankind and whenever any of us is being maltreated, ignored, or oppressed — we all are!
Jupiter and Neptune will be in a beautiful trine from April to September, and with help from Pluto in Capricorn, these Planets will be a force to be reckoned with indeed. Spirituality will reign, our consciousness will rise, and we will find practical and useful ways to implement those actions that will help to make this World a better place. Venus and Mercury riding in the sky together will allow us to express exactly how we feel with clarity and simplicity. In fact this whole month seems to be pushing us to examine our goals and to fine-tune our schedule for reaching them. Try to reach out to those who can help you and strive to perfect the details that will support your pathway throughout this lifetime. Remember to write out your affirmations, wishes and desires during the period of the New Moon in Aquarius — this powerful Eclipse can carry you into new territory where you will find your bliss!
February 1st finds the Moon going void-of-course after 5:59 AM EST, until the Moon enters Virgo at 2:13 PM EST, so the morning may not have gone as well as you planned. If you can, plan any meetings until after the Moon enters Virgo and be prepared to present your case with details and precision. In the late afternoon hours on the 2nd we find Venus and Pluto teaming up to get things done, however — if there are unresolved issues, a Venus and Saturn spat may have you bringing work home, much to the irritation of your spouse or other loved ones. The 3rd sees Mars and Pluto also at odds with one another, at the breakfast hour, someone may have an axe to grind. There is a lot of turmoil, and you may find yourself apologizing. If you are out and about very late on the evening of the 3rd, you must be careful as a negative aspect between Venus and Jupiter in the early hours of the 4th brings those who feel entitled, and insist on having their way. Try to create a little sanity before things get ugly. On the 6th in the evening, Venus and Uranus have a moment where the unusual becomes strongly appealing, be aware this attraction may be brief.The 8th brings Mercury and Neptune connecting in a spiritual way as you arise, you may have had a dream that gave you a wonderful idea. In late afternoon, the Sun and Pluto find common ground and see a way out of a tiresome issue. During the morning rush-hour on the 9th brings the Sun and Saturn butting heads — somehow work seems oppressive and you can’t wait for the weekend. Although the Sun and Jupiter square off as you awaken, and you may realize your plans are just too complex to be carried out. The workweek begins on the 12th with Mercury and Pluto feeding off each other to find ways to complete a project and catch the eye of your superior. Just at bedtime, Mercury and Saturn find you second-guessing yourself and it might interfere with your sleep. Although the morning might seem promising on the 13th, tone down your enthusiasm to a practical level and later on in the evening a Sun/Uranus meeting will have you happy you reigned in your more expansive ideas.The 14th heralds Valentine’s Day — be sure your loved one know how much you care — and as you get ready for bed don’t allow negative thoughts to weigh you down, remember there are those who envy you. The New Moon Eclipse in Aquarius, on the 15th, brings positive energy for us to use, and there is help from Mercury and Uranus giving us innovative ideas, and later in the day Venus and Saturn lets you know that someone has your back. You may have had trouble sleeping the evening of the 16th and you awaken with an anxious and confused mind, but Mercury and the Sun team up to bring you clarity and the ability to make the right decisions. On the 19th you may be feeling tied down as Venus and Uranus don’t see eye-to-eye, try to find a quiet spot to meditate, pray, or just chill for a few minutes. Plan a luncheon on the 21st with a good chum or new interesting acquaintance as Venus/Neptune are close and will bring a meeting of the minds (and perhaps hearts). Later in the afternoon you will find yourself making good decisions with the help of Mercury and Saturn beaming upon you. The evening of the 23rd will be a bit difficult as Mercury and Uranus are in a snit — don’t over-react or make snap decisions. Just before bedtime, the Sun and Pluto also have some difficulties, try not to get involved in any complicated situations or you won’t be able to get enough rest. At lunchtime on the 25th the Sun and Saturn are enjoying each other’s company, perhaps you can relax and do something you truly enjoy. The 27th starts off on a positive note with Venus and Pluto in sync — try to work with others in a non-competitive manner. The 28th brings an end to this short month with Mercury squaring off with Mars — so keep your opinions to yourself — a bit later, Mercury and Pluto are content and you can correct anything that has gone awry.
For being the shortest month of the year, this February packs a punch with its Solar New Moon Eclipse in Aquarius bringing our need for freedom and self-expression to the fore. We are being prompted to let go of our prejudices and biases, to embrace all of Mankind, and find our true Spirituality. Any one of these endeavors would be a heady agenda — we must know ourselves, and tune into the inner core of Humanity we all possess. Until we do we won’t be able to find our own bliss.
When we enter March, we encounter a Full Moon in Virgo on the 2nd, practicality and precision will rule.