By Bernadette Evans
February brings a few different energies to the table. The Sun moves from Aquarius into Pisces as does Mercury. Mercury also goes Retrograde on Feb. 16, and it’s possible there will be some delays or that texts or emails may get lost in cyberspace. Don’t panic and don’t jump to conclusions. Try and keep a cool head to avoid any disagreements. Saturn and Pluto are beginning to separate from each other but it’s slow going. There may still be some unexpected shakeups, but it’s time for a certain situation to change.
Mars enters the sign of Capricorn the same day that Mercury turns retrograde which gives us four planets in Capricorn. There could be authority figures who are pushing their agenda. It could also be a call to you to be an authority in your own life. With Uranus in Taurus, another Earth sign, it could be that projects or other wants are manifesting, but it’s slow going. Patience is required to see it through to the finish line. Venus moves into Aries, which could cause some impulsiveness in relationships; the other planets are either in Water or Earth which feel slower. So, take a breath and say it with me, “Everything happens exactly when it’s supposed to happen.” So be patient and know that all is well.
The Moon takes about 28 days to complete its orbit through the 12 signs, staying approximately two and a half days in each sign. When we say the Moon is Void of Course (VoC), it means the Moon makes no more major aspects to other planets before it leaves the sign it’s in. At these times, it can be difficult to get focused and accomplish a task. You may want to relax, meditate or do something where your focus is turned inward. Don’t try and get a new project off the ground when the Moon is Void. If you want to find out more about the Void of Course Moon, check out moontracks.com.
The times below are listed in Central Standard Time.
Saturday, February 1
When the Moon squares the Sun, you could be thinking of doing something physical or excited about an upcoming trip! There’s a feeling of adventure and excitement in the air. You’re on the lookout for new possibilities to appear on the horizon. There could be some tension in a relationship with the Moon-Sun Square. One of you may be quite happy with the status quo, while the other wants something to change. It may feel like a tug of war. Moon’s in Taurus.
Sunday, February 2
You may feel like running away from your feelings, as they could be overpowering you when the Moon trines Pluto. Your
sensitivity is heightened and you’re dealing with your emotions as well as the emotions of others. It’s up to you if you want to do some exploring and digging around in your psyche. If you care to do the work, there is gold buried there.
Monday, February 3
Mercury enters the sign of Pisces at 5:37 a.m. When Mercury is in the sign of Pisces you may feel more in touch with your intuition. Your sensitivity and empathy are enhanced, as well as your creativity and imagination. The Venus-Saturn sextile gives the potential of bringing some order to your creative projects. Once the work is done, you can go out and celebrate your accomplishments! Invite friends over, as it’s always more fun sharing your successes with those you love. Moon VoC at 5:28 a.m. until 5:29 a.m. when it enters the sign of Gemini.
Tuesday, February 4
The Moon-Neptune square can sharpen your intuition. A creative interest, such as writing, flows when you tap into your imagination. It may feel like you’re swimming in a sea of emotions which can be a little overwhelming. Remember to come up for air once in a while to collect your thoughts. This transit could bring up feelings of confusion. Are you living in the real world, or are you just seeing what you want to see? Only you can answer that.
Wednesday, February 5
In the morning, the Moon is Void in Gemini. This is a great time to finish up any job proposals or writing assignments. It’s also a great time to catch your breath and have a rest away from everyone and everything, if possible. Then in the afternoon when the Moon moves into Cancer, you might want to do something that feels nurturing. Maybe there’s someone in your life you want to pamper, or you could be the one in need of pampering. Listen to your intuition and do what soothes your soul. Moon VoC at 8:20 a.m. until 1:03 p.m. when it enters the sign of Cancer.
Thursday, February 6
You may feel pulled to help those you love in any way you can when the Moon opposes Jupiter. Your goodwill and generosity know no bounds, but be aware of over-extending yourself. There’s also the potential for combining your talents with another to form a partnership that is quite unique.
Friday, February 7
Venus enters the sign of Aries at 2:02 p.m. When Venus is in Aries, you could be bolder in your relationships. You value taking charge and going after what you want. When the Moon is Void in Cancer, people may search you out looking for someone to nurture them, whatever that may be. Then in the early evening when the Moon enters Leo, take time for yourself. What would bring you joy? Do that! Moon VoC at 9:43 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. when it enters the sign of Leo.
Saturday, February 8
There are times when you may be asked to go on a mission to discover what needs healing in your relationships. The Venus-Chiron conjunction extends its hand to you, grab it, and uncover where the pain in your relationships first began. Be bold and brave. Sit with it, feel it, heal it, and keep moving forward.
Sunday, February 9
There is a Full Moon in Leo at 1:33 a.m. What is your heart’s desire? What is it you really need to do for yourself? Are you paying attention to the call or afraid of what would happen if you put in a real effort? Voilà, you manifested it! You may need to find the balance between doing what you need to keep your heart full while also being in partnership with another. You shine bright with the Full Moon in Leo, just remember you might have to share the spotlight. Moon is VoC at 10:08 a.m. until 5:39 p.m. when it enters the sign of Virgo.
Monday, February 10
Your feelings could dictate how you speak when interacting with others today when the Moon opposes Mercury. So, if you’re feeling on edge, be careful of snapping at someone. You may be better going off by yourself for a while to sit with your feelings. Getting your thoughts down on paper could be helpful.
Tuesday, February 11
There’s the possibility of getting angry and losing your temper when the Moon squares Mars. Try to listen to what others have to say without being defensive. In the afternoon, put your head down and get to work. You can accomplish a lot when you focus. Moon VoC at 12:26 p.m. until 5:37 p.m. when it enters the sign of Libra.
Wednesday, February 12
With the Moon inconjunct Mercury you may feel confused. You want to create stability and peace but feel challenged by circumstances or people. Are you making adjustments to please others and get along or are they in your best interests?
Thursday, February 13
You feel calm and balanced with the Moon-Sun trine. There’s an air of being sure of yourself and letting life unfold as it should. You can use this harmonious and calm energy to socialize or network. It’s your call. Moon VoC at 3:40 p.m. until 6:37 p.m. when it enters the sign of Scorpio.
Friday, February 14
Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone! Take some time out today to show yourself some love by connecting with yourself for five minutes or 30 minutes, it doesn’t matter. When the Moon trines Mercury, it’s time to honor your soul by being quiet and tuning inwards to hear what your heart longs for. You’ll be glad you did; your intuition is sharp today.
Saturday, February 15
Is it time to let someone or something go so you can prepare for the next phase of your journey? When the Moon squares the Sun, you may feel uncomfortable about a situation. Something has changed and with that comes a new perspective. You’re seeing through a new lens, which could point you in a new direction. Moon VoC at 4:20 p.m. until 10:07 p.m. when it enters the sign of Sagittarius.
Sunday, February 16
Mars enters the sign of Capricorn at 5:33 a.m. When Mars is in Capricorn, you could find yourself focusing on a goal. You’re organized and patient when you’re concentrating your efforts. You might be doing all this in the hopes of getting a promotion or being noticed by the boss. There’s the possibility of losing your patience with those who don’t put in the same effort as you. Mercury stations Retrograde at 6:54 p.m. When Mercury is Retrograde, there is a greater chance of misunderstandings, messages being delayed, or emails getting lost. So, don’t jump to any conclusions, check with others to see if they received your email before you decide to say something you may regret.
Monday, February 17
Adventure may be around the corner with the Moon in Sagittarius. It could be anything from planning your next trip to just jumping in the car for a quick road trip. Maybe you’ve been meaning to start studying ancient languages. There is an exuberance to the day that makes you feel like anything is possible…and it is!
Tuesday, February 18
Happy Birthday, Dear Pisces! It’s your month to shine. It may be time for you to take charge and show off your leadership qualities when the Moon conjuncts Mars. Be sure not to step on any toes when mapping out your plan. Others could be jealous and try to undermine your efforts. Be mindful to include others and their opinions to make it a team effort. The Sun enters the sign of Pisces today at 10:57 p.m. Moon VoC at 3:03 a.m. until 4:37 p.m. when it enters the sign of Capricorn.
Wednesday, February 19
You don’t want to work too hard when the Moon squares Venus. You’d much rather be sociable and have fun. So, gather up your friends and hang out. Being with friends and laughing, or being with the person you love and cuddling are both good for your overall health.
Thursday, February 20
Intuition is heightened when Jupiter sextiles Neptune. You’re sensitive to the energies around you, and your instincts are sharper. Take advantage of this time to tap into your creative juices and see what wisdom flows. Moon VoC at 8:18 a.m. until 1:42 p.m. when it enters the sign of Aquarius.
Friday, February 21
Insight and work go hand in hand when Mars trines Uranus. There is the potential for some out-of-the-box thinking that you can’t wait to run with. It has the makings of being a productive, successful and lucrative endeavor. Not to mention…I think you’re going to love it. You’re ready to break out of a rut and try something exciting. You could be offered an unusual opportunity. You never know where it will lead. Moon VoC at 10:08 p.m.
Saturday, February 22
The Sun sextiles Uranus and brings with it a desire to break free from routine. Do something that excites you. Have fun and be safe out there. Your imagination may also be on fire today, which could help you with any creative projects you might have on the go.
Sunday, February 23
There’s a New Moon in Pisces at 9:32 a.m. Your sensitivity, empathy and intuition are on track. Take the time to listen to what your heart needs. What would you like to begin that would nourish you? Are you afraid of reaching for your dreams? Focus with intention, do the required work and see what happens. Is there a relationship or a situation you need to walk away from? Maybe it has run its course and it is no longer healthy for you. You may feel like indulging yourself when Venus squares Jupiter. A little indulgence goes a long way, so be careful of overeating, drinking too much or over-spending. You could just go out and socialize with some friends. Moon enters the sign of Pisces at 12:37 a.m.
Monday, February 24
Your confidence and drive are on display when the Sun sextiles Mars. Your leadership qualities shine through. Someone may offer you an opportunity to join forces with them.
Tuesday, February 25
Feelings of joy could be bubbling up when the Sun conjuncts Mercury. Everything is lining up, and you’re able to communicate your joy and wisdom with others. Pay attention to your intuition and nurture it, so it develops even more. Moon VoC at 8:12 p.m. until 12:47 p.m. when it enters the sign of Aries.
Wednesday, February 26
Taking time out to meditate and reflect may be just what you need when Mercury sextiles Mars. Enjoy some time alone to give your body and mind time to rejuvenate and recalibrate. Quiet reflection could bring you the clarity you’re seeking.
Thursday, February 27
You may have relationships on the brain when the Moon conjuncts Venus. Whether you’re in a partnership or not you could be looking for some fun and excitement. Spending time with friends might be part of the plan. You may also feel attractive and want to express your sexuality. Give yourself permission to play, love and laugh. Moon VoC at 9:25 p.m.
Friday, February 28
Early in the morning the Moon conjuncts Uranus, you may feel restless—unsure what direction to take. When the Moon sextiles Mercury, it’s possible that an old way of thinking and communicating with others is dying. It’s time to change how you relate and speak with people. Then in the late afternoon, just for fun…not…Venus squares Pluto. There may be turbulence in your relationship. You or your partner may be scared of change and worried about what’s to come. Acknowledge that all relationships need to change to grow. Give your partner and yourself a little space to evolve. Moon enters the sign of Taurus at 1:30 a.m.
Saturday, February 29
Happy Birthday to those born on February 29! Your day has finally arrived. When the Moon trines Jupiter it gives you an added dose of enthusiasm, optimism and generosity. You feel good and want to share your good fortune with others. Bask in the energy today and breathe it in, it’s sweet!
Bernadette Evans is a counselling astrologer, hypnotherapist, Registered Professional Counsellor and writer. She can be reached at 780-289-7398 or Bbevans001@gmail.com to schedule a consultation. Her website is www.mindshiftcounselling.com.