By Bernadette Evans
After all the excitement of January, February looks pretty quiet and maybe that’s okay. You probably could use some downtime—a chance to catch your breath. Of course, some of you may still be experiencing the reverberations from the Solar and Lunar Eclipses of last month, so just keep breathing.
February is really about using your talents and ingenuity to create something. You may be working on a team to finish a project, or you could be inspired to create something on your own. Connection with others, compassion and empathy (along with your inner strength) will get you far this month, it has the power to produce results.
Venus moves into the sign of Capricorn this month where she will stay for seven weeks. When the planet of love, relationships and money is in Capricorn she is more responsible, focused, traditional and reserved. You may be more conservative with your finances at this time and more focused on your career.
Mars moves into the sign of Taurus where he takes up residence for the next six weeks. When the planet of action, leadership, courage and passion is in Taurus, he slows right down and feels kind of sensual, like a deep sexy voice like Barry White. He also wants his actions to produce tangible results, hopefully with more money in his pocket. With two of our personal planets, Venus and Mars, having both moved into earth signs, we’ll be looking for solid results but they may take a while to materialize, so be patient.
The New Moon is in Aquarius this month, so you want to set your Aquarian intentions before the Full Moon. The Aquarius New Moon may find you socializing more than usual, whether you’re going out with friends, or to a Meetup group where you discover individuals with similar interests. Aquarius has a reputation for being detached which is great when you need some objectivity but not so great when socializing. So, try and let your hair down and be open to meeting new friends. Aquarius is also always looking to the future. What long-range goals do you have? What are your dreams?
The Full Moon is in Virgo this month, so you may want to release any tendencies you have about being a perfectionist or expecting perfection from others. Putting that much pressure on yourself or other people can lead to disappointment or resentment. With the Moon in Virgo and the Sun in Pisces maybe you want to think about what your dream job is. Virgo is detail-oriented and Pisces is imaginative, so what could you make when you bring them together?
All times are listed in Central Standard Time (CST).
Friday, February 1
When Mars squares Pluto, you may feel the urge to take some decisive action that could change the status quo. Maybe someone in a position of authority is challenging you or you’re wanting to challenge them. Do you really want to challenge the boss right now? Moon is in Capricorn.
Saturday, February 2
The Venus-Uranus trine can make us feel excited, invigorated and wanting to have some fun! Go out with some friends today, and enjoy yourself! You never know what surprises the Universe has in store for you.
Sunday, February 3
Innovative ideas may be rushing in, and you’re excited to share them with others when Mercury sextiles Jupiter. Thinking about the future and all of the possibilities before you is thrilling. Venus enters the sign of Capricorn at 4:29 p.m. Moon VoC at 4:53 a.m. until 7:03 a.m. when it enters Aquarius.
Monday, February 4
Today is when we plant the seeds of what we want to manifest in the coming month. Making new connections with others and being accepting of different viewpoints is one of the messages of the Aquarius New Moon. How can we be more open, kind and tolerant of everyone? New Moon at 3:04 p.m.
Tuesday, February 5
Happy Chinese New Year! With the Moon-Mars sextile, there is some passion heating up the atmosphere. It could be passion with someone or passion about a job or a hobby! Whatever it is, make sure it feeds your soul. Moon VoC at 5:59 p.m. until 8:02 p.m. when it enters Pisces.
Wednesday, February 6
Are you feeling stuck, dissatisfied or argumentative? With the Moon in Pisces, you’re feeling extra sensitive, and there’s the possibility of your feelings being hurt and withdrawing from others. Maybe you took off your rose-colored glasses and didn’t like what you saw? Remember that when you put someone on a pedestal, they are bound to fall off eventually as they are human after all.
Thursday, February 7
The Universe is cranking up the tunes today and when Mercury sextiles Mars, you’re asked to dance, create and play to the beat of your own drum. Are you listening? Heed her call and do “you” with purpose and joy. Moon VoC at 4:14 p.m. and void the rest of the evening.
Friday, February 8
With the Moon in Aries, you could be feeling impatient, wanting to get out and explore someplace new. Trust your instincts about which direction to go. You have energy to burn, so go! Moon enters Aries at 8:34 a.m.
Saturday, February 9
Today, Mercury sextiles Uranus giving you the chance to move forward with some interesting and unusual ideas that have been percolating for some time. Be brave and put yourself out there; your ideas could benefit many people and inspire them to put themselves out there too!
Sunday, February 10
Emotions can be heightened when the Moon conjuncts not only Mars but Uranus as well. There is an undercurrent of restlessness and wanting to take some action. Take a breath count to 10 and check in with yourself, if you still want to go ahead with your plans. Mercury enters Pisces at 4:51 a.m. Moon VoC at 5:48 p.m. until 7:28 p.m. when it enters the sign of Taurus.
Monday, February 11
The Moon in Taurus is asking you to slow down, take a walk in nature, connect with the earth and take time to breathe the fresh air. Are you feeling the need to connect with friends? With the Moon-Venus trine, you might want to get together with someone and enjoy a lovely dinner, attend a concert or a play or go for a walk. The Moon-Venus trine is all about connecting with loved ones.
Tuesday, February 12
When the Moon’s in Taurus, it’s a really great time to get in touch with your body. How do you feel when you move your body? Does it make you happy, bring you peace? After moving your body, get cozy and comfortable and curl up beside the fire with your partner or a good book. Moon VoC at 4:26 p.m. and is void the rest of the night.
Wednesday, February 13
You know that feeling when you are in the starting blocks for a big race, your heart is racing, you’re filled with adrenaline and anticipation and you’re so eager to begin, you start before the pistol goes off? That’s how today’s Mars-Uranus conjunction feels. You’re so excited and impatient and away you go. Moon enters Gemini at 3:32 a.m.
Thursday, February 14
Happy Valentine’s Day to all! With the Moon in Gemini and Mars entering Taurus, you may have more than a few ideas about how to begin your enterprise but yet move slowly and carefully when incorporating these plans. The Moon-Jupiter opposition later in the day fills you with hope, optimism and enthusiasm about a partnership, whether it’s in your personal life or business. You just might be able to create magic together, especially if you both listen to each other’s ideas. Mars enters Taurus at 4:51 a.m.
Friday, February 15
Is there someone close to you, a family member or a friend who needs your help? When the Moon sextiles Mars we have the opportunity to extend a helping hand to those we love by being nurturing, kind and generous and by sharing our good fortune. Moon VoC
at 6:48 a.m, until 8:03 a.m. when it enters Cancer.
Saturday, February 16
You may be feeling sensitive and unsure of how to express yourself with the Moon-Venus opposition. Try to balance your wants and needs and how you need to nurture yourself with what other people want and need to feel nurtured. Remember you can’t be there for others if you don’t take some time for yourself.
Sunday, February 17
When Venus sextiles Neptune you have the opportunity to tap into the power of the Universe and use your imagination to be creative. It’s about being in the flow and bringing a dream into the present moment. Moon VoC at 8:17 a.m. until 9:21 a.m. when it enters the sign of Leo.
Monday, February 18
Sun enters Pisces at 5:04 p.m. Happy Birthday Pisces! With the Venus-Saturn conjunction, you may be feeling constricted in your relationships. Anyone who has been in a long-term relationship will tell you, it can feel like work at times, but it does have its rewards. Remembering all the good times you shared can ease your worries. Finances may also be tight right now, so watch your spending.
Tuesday, February 19
Today’s a great day to begin a spiritual practice such as meditation when Mercury conjuncts Neptune. Like all routines, it takes a while to get used to sitting in meditation, not to mention discipline and persistence, but even five minutes a day will yield results. Moon VoC at 7:51 a.m. until 8:47 a.m. when it enters Virgo. Full Moon at 9:54 a.m.
Wednesday, February 20
Is there something new you’ve been wanting to learn? With the Moon in Virgo, you may feel the pull to try something new. Whatever you decide to do, have fun with it and let go of being perfect and being overly critical of yourself. Moon VoC at 7:52 p.m. and void the rest of the evening.
Thursday, February 21
When the Moon is in Libra, we feel nurtured and secure when we are in balance and harmony. Are you seeing everyone and everything clearly? It’s lovely to be positive and to get along with everyone, but don’t lose sight of yourself to please others. Moon enters Libra at 8:17 a.m.
Friday, February 22
The Mercury-Jupiter square is like having a box of yummy chocolates with so many different flavors and textures to tempt you; it’s not easy picking out the right chocolate to satisfy you. Your interests are just as varied and your curiosity insatiable; choose a course
of action, focus, and see where it
Saturday, February 23
With the Mercury-Pluto sextile, you may want to investigate different viewpoints and how you perceive the world. This can transform how you communicate with others, which deepens your relationships with them as well as your relationship with yourself. Moon VoC at 9:11 a.m. until 9:56 a.m. when it enters Scorpio.
Sunday, February 24
Life is full of obstacles and challenges, which gives us the opportunity to learn from every one of these moments. The Moon in Scorpio is asking you to examine what happened and figure out how you may want to improve the situation. Is there a power struggle happening with someone today? You may be stating your case intensely and passionately, or quietly brooding over a perceived slight the other person is not even aware of having done.
Monday, February 25
While the Moon in Scorpio is VoC, we have a chance to slow down, connect and process what has happened over the last 48 hours or so. Have a coffee, tap into your emotions and just be. This afternoon, we’ll be in Sagittarius territory and that’s another story. Moon VoC at 6:14 a.m. until 3:19 p.m. when it enters Sagittarius.
Tuesday, February 26
Is the open road calling you? With the Sagittarius Moon, you may be fantasizing of escaping and leaving everything behind. Everyone has a different perception of what travel is; for some, it’s an hour’s drive out of the city, for others it’s hopping on a plane. Whatever your destination, have fun! Bon voyage!
Wednesday, February 27
You may feel you can conquer anything the world throws at you with the Moon in Sagittarius. You feel confident and positive in both your beliefs and purpose. You honestly believe you can do it all on your own—and maybe you can—but it’s a lot more fun to have someone traveling beside you supporting you, encouraging you and giving you their insight.
Thursday, February 28
Is there some work you need to get to? With the Moon in Capricorn, you are used to being responsible and practical, as well as being someone your family can count on. All this work and responsibility can be draining; try to find some balance by enjoying yourself too! Moon VoC at 12:17 a.m. until 12:48 a.m. when it enters the sign of Capricorn.
Bernadette Evans is a counseling astrologer, hypnotherapist, Registered Professional Counsellor and writer. She has studied with many great teachers, including Steven Forrest. She can be contacted at 780-289-7398 or Bbevans001@gmail.com.