This month, Mercury is still retrograde in Aquarius until Feb. 20. You may want to use this time to rethink some of your ideas. By reevaluating and doing some revisions, you may really like the improved and finished project. When Mercury is retrograde, remember that emails and texts sometimes get lost in transit. If you haven’t heard from someone you were expecting to, double check if the message was sent.
As well as Mercury, there is a lot of Aquarian energy this month. Saturn will be there for approximately another two years. Jupiter will be in-out (because of its retrograde) for most of the year. It’s the Sun’s yearly 30-day journey through the sign of Aquarius, as well as Venus stopping by for a quick visit. Then let’s not forget about the Moon’s monthly cycle! All of this energy is in an Air sign. Air is quick; messages are usually passed back and forth lightning quick, but…Mercury is retrograde. Air likes to communicate, and in Aquarius, the ideas can be quite ingenious. Aquarius is also a fixed sign, which could foster stubbornness in some people. Be open to what someone else has to say and their ideas. It could prove enlightening.
Mars is still meandering through Taurus. As frustrating as that can be for Mars, who likes to move fast, it could be the spark that keeps you plugging away on a new enterprise. Another positive of Mars being in Taurus is that Taurus is sensual. You might want to splurge on something beautiful that feels, tastes, sounds or looks good.
This month, try to stay grounded if you can. Thinking outside of the box is great, and we all need new and improved ways of doing things. But, get out of your head once in a while. Do something physical and try and be present. You’ll be glad you did. Have a great month!
Moon VoC is Moon Void of Course. The times are listed in Central Standard Time (CST).
Monday, February 1
Venus enters the sign of Aquarius at 8:05 a.m. When the Sun squares Mars, you’re in the mood to act. Your focus and determination could bring you the results you’ve been waiting for. Maybe you’re working on a relationship. Whether it’s a personal partnership or a working one, there are many stages. Tempers could flare from either you or another, and no one is backing down. Don’t let stubbornness, anger or your ego override your emotions. Moon VoC at 5:10 a.m. until 5:25 a.m. when it enters the sign of Libra.
Tuesday, February 2
You’re seeking connection when the Moon’s in Libra. There’s a desire to be with friends, wanting to laugh and forget about your troubles. Remember, don’t be afraid to reach out to others; everyone needs to love and feel loved. Don’t suffer in silence, or let negative thoughts plague you. Do something that brings you joy. Let go of limiting beliefs that are holding you back and trust the process and that know you’ve got this.
Wednesday, February 3
When the Moon’s in Scorpio squaring Venus and Saturn, you may feel like you’re being constrained. It could be of your own making, or there could be someone else pulling the strings. You could be trying to maintain a semblance of order in your life by controlling every element. Balance is necessary to keep your sanity. What can you let go of that wouldn’t cause you too much distress? You may breathe a quiet sigh of relief. There’s a desire to know more about yourself and go deeper in your relationship. Of course, that will require you to go within and examine the darker shadow sides of yourself. Trust your intuition to show you what you need to know. Moon VoC at 12:15 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. when it enters the sign of Scorpio.
Thursday, February 4
You may be feeling irritated when the Moon squares Sun and you’re not exactly sure why. Other people may be getting under your skin. You may be in your head and over-thinking everything. If you can, take a walk outside and breathe in some fresh air. Put a pause on all the ruminating and just be. Give yourself a break and try not to be too hard on those around you either.
Friday, February 5
You may be feeling like you’re all alone and that no one understands you or is there for you when Venus conjoins Saturn. There’s the possibility you’re having a hard time connecting with others, which then could cause you to pull even further into yourself and isolate even more. If a relationship is ending, there will be sadness and grief. Express your emotions and let your tears flow, it will help you heal. Venus and Saturn together are about building strong relationships. Loyalty is valued. A healthy relationship could become even stronger at this time. Venus is also about your finances; money could be tight, so watch your spending. Moon VoC at 3:20 a.m. until 11:16 a.m. when it enters the sign of Sagittarius.
Saturday, February 6
When Venus squares Uranus there could be sudden changes in your relationships. Someone new could appear, or a relationship may suddenly be over. You may be looking for more freedom in your partnership; maybe you or your partner need more space. It could be as simple as carving out some “me time.” There’s a desire for some excitement; instead of looking outside of your relationship, you could try spicing it up with your significant other. A word of caution, be careful of impulse shopping and getting caught up in the thrill of buying something. The fabulous item you bought yesterday may not look so great tomorrow.
Sunday, February 7
The Moon is void in Sagittarius for a good part of the day. You could find yourself reflecting, looking back at where you’ve been and where you’re headed. Spend some time contemplating what you’d like your future to look like. Think of all the ways you could get there. You’re not alone. You have inner resources, resilience and friends that are there to cheer you on and support you. Moon VoC at 12:16 a.m. until 2:32 p.m. when it enters the sign of Capricorn.
Monday, February 8
The Sun and Mercury are conjoined, meaning communication and knowledge are highlighted. You want to be free to express yourself. Getting your ideas out there is important to you. Likewise, you’re open to learning something new and expanding your awareness of the world around you. You’re attracted to unusual ideas and ways of thinking and not afraid to think outside the box.
Tuesday, February 9
Emotions could be amplified when the Moon conjoins Pluto. Moodiness or depression could be present and you’re not sure how to get out of the funk or if you want to. It’s a process, so be patient with yourself. Slow and steady wins the race. Look at yourself and how far you’ve come. What are your thoughts? Tune into your thoughts for a moment…your thoughts can take you down a dark road. Can you catch yourself when you’re thinking something negative and turn it around? Try it and see what happens. You’re a child of the Universe and have a lot to offer. Remember that. Moon VoC at 11:22 a.m. until 7:20 p.m. when it enters the sign of Aquarius.
Wednesday, February 10
There are six out of 10 planets in Aquarius! Wow…that’s a lot of energy in Air. It’s the prelude to tomorrow’s New Moon in Aquarius. There’s the potential to create partnerships where you and everyone else are throwing out new ideas—putting your heads together to come up with some brilliant concepts. It’s a lot of fun riffing off of each other’s imaginings and building on them. Tune into your intuitive side and have fun. Remember to leave space for everyone to contribute their ideas.
Thursday, February 11
The New Moon’s in Aquarius at 1:06 p.m. This New Moon emphasizes originality and being an intellectual pioneer. You have a unique vision and a voice that needs to be heard. Speak from the heart and be you; there’s not another human like you on the planet. Venus conjoins Jupiter bringing a feeling of optimism to the day. You could be feeling generous and inspired, wanting to hang out with friends. With all of this Aquarian energy, you could feel like you’re different and you don’t belong; like you’re the outsider. A lot of people may be feeling the same as you. Sometimes, instead of focusing on yourself and what’s not working, it boosts you up when you help someone else. Moon VoC at 1:06 p.m. and void the rest of the day.
Friday, February 12
Happy Chinese New Year! The Pisces Moon sextiles Uranus, bringing with it an opportunity to not only hear messages from your higher self but also encouraging you to act on them. What excites you? What are you passionate about? With hard work and determination, you can get the wheels turning and make your vision a reality. You may have someone in your corner who wants to help you. Be open to all the help the Universe wants to give you. Moon enters the sign of Pisces at 1:23 a.m.
Saturday, February 13
There’s a lot of talking going on. Friends, co-workers, everyone has their own vision of what they want to create. Their visions are probably different from yours and that’s okay. The Jupiter-Mercury-Venus conjunction means there is a lot of ideas being floated around by friends and colleagues. Some of it may feel like it’s from left field…after all, these signs are in Aquarius, where thinking is often wacky, wild, unconventional and sometimes misunderstood. The Mars sextile Neptune could amplify the intuitive hits you get, connecting the physical world with the spiritual realm. Remember, these are all concepts until someone decides to act on them. Have faith in your ideas, devise a plan and execute it. As if you aren’t busy enough…when Mercury conjoins Venus, someone may try to sweep you off your feet with poetry or song. It’s Valentine’s Day a day early! You may be on the receiving end of the attention and compliments, or maybe you’re the one expressing affection for another.
Sunday, February 14
Happy Valentine’s Day! The Moon in Aries usually points to taking initiative, being confident and a leader; so, don’t focus on past mistakes or past loves. Be here now and replace any feelings of doubt, scarcity or loss with gratitude and joy. The Mercury Jupiter conjunction can help you see the big picture. Focus on all the blessings in your life and watch them multiply. Mercury and Jupiter together could infuse the day with optimism and wit. Have fun. Moon VoC at 1:29 a.m. until 9:54 a.m. when it enters the sign of Aries.
Monday, February 15
The Moon sextiles Mercury, Jupiter and Venus, emphasizing communication, abundance and relationships. You could be invited to a small get together, where you can let your hair down and have some fun. The Moon in Aries can be impulsive at times, so keep that in mind when mingling with others. You may be feeling optimistic and thinking about your plans. What do you need to do to turn your dreams into reality? Be charming, persuasive and honest in your business dealings and personal life. Enjoy the energy and all the advantages that are right in front of you.
Tuesday, February 16
Emotions are magnified when the Moon squares Pluto. Someone may explode and you’re not sure why. Stay calm, don’t react, take a breath, and respond quietly and calmly. It could be that someone wants to prove they’re right and you’re not. It’s about power and control. It’s not actually about you. Something is going on in their life, and you just happened to be the lucky recipient of their wrath. It doesn’t make it okay, but hopefully, you’ll be able to see it as someone having a bad day, and they’ll apologize. Moon VoC at 6:17 p.m. until 9:12 p.m. when it enters the sign of Taurus.
Wednesday, February 17
When the Moon conjoins Uranus and Saturn squares both of them, there’s a good chance you’re feeling sad, lonely and isolated. There are days when you don’t want to get out of bed, and this could be one of them. You’re not sure who you can trust, and your relationships could be suffering. It’s okay to be sad for a while, but try not to stay in that mental space and blame everyone around you for your troubles. Take responsibility for the choices you’ve made. You may be impulsive and blurting out something you could regret, so tread softly. Don’t let your thoughts go so far down the rabbit hole that you can’t see the positive people and situations in your life. Doing just one positive thing towards your goal could dig you out of a funk.
Thursday, February 18
Happy Birthday to all the Pisces out there! There’s harmonious energy in the air when the Moon conjoins Mars. A part of you may feel like singing from the hilltops, to let the world know how happy you feel. Another part of you is quiet, and understands what you need to do to get to your destination. Everything is within your grasp. You can breathe a sigh of relief and know that everything is happening as it should. The Sun enters the sign of Pisces at 4:44 a.m.
Friday, February 19
Relationships may be challenging when Venus squares Mars. Having fun in bed with your partner is one good way to make use of this energy if you’re in a healthy partnership. If you’re going through some tough times right now, you could become even more irritated with your significant other. Try not to lose it on them. Be kind and patient with your partner and yourself. Today’s energies are edgy and excitable, you could burn off some of this excess energy by getting some exercise. You could also have fun being creative, playing with words, art supplies or whatever you have in the house…remember when you made art with macaroni? Just create/play without worrying about the result. Moon VoC at 1:28 a.m. until 10:04 a.m. when it enters the sign of Gemini.
Saturday, February 20
Your cup runs over when the Moon trines Jupiter. Good feelings bubble forth, and you want everyone to feel this great. You happily share your good fortune with others. Focusing on all the positives in your life brings in even more abundance. This is a great time to make plans for your future. Your planning and patience could bring you exactly what you’ve always wanted. Mercury Stations Direct at 6:52 p.m.
Sunday, February 21
There’s pleasant energy to the day when the Moon trines Venus. You could feel like relaxing with loved ones, or you may feel like doing some rearranging and decorating in your home. Whatever you decide to do, have fun tuning into your intuition and creativity; playing and creating with whatever brings you the most joy. Moon VoC at 12:39 p.m. until 9:53 p.m. when it enters the sign of Cancer.
Monday, February 22
The Sun and Moon are both in Water signs, emphasizing sensitivity, intuition and compassion. You may be feeling moody and focused on the negative aspects of life. Look around you and notice one good thing in your life to be thankful for. Replace feelings of lack with feelings of abundance and positivity. Take time to nurture yourself and maybe someone else.
Tuesday, February 23
Powerful emotions are swirling around in your mind. You could be examining your life and past relationships when the Moon opposes Pluto. Looking back on the past and acknowledging your part in the mix is important. Once you’ve embraced all the parts of you—the challenging and the flowing pieces—it helps pave the way towards a fresh start. If you feel the need to express yourself, do it. It’s better to say what’s on your mind rather than stuffing it down. Moon VoC at 10:54 p.m.
Wednesday, February 24
What are you excited about? Do you have a dream that a part of you is scared to wish or go for? When Mars trines Pluto, there’s a desire to create and transform. Your intuition is pointing you in the right direction. It’s up to you whether you go for it or not. If you’re nervous about what could happen, stay grounded by keeping yourself safe and secure. You don’t have to quit your day job, but if your heart is asking you to follow your dreams, listen. Start slow, in your own time and focus on your passion/project in your off hours. It could pay huge dividends. Moon enters the sign of Leo at 6:23 a.m.
Thursday, February 25
An unexpected opportunity could appear on the horizon when the Sun sextiles Uranus. It may be thrilling, but take it slow. There are times when you want to quickly grab onto an opportunity before it disappears. I invite you to take a minute or two to savor and appreciate this moment. Breathe it in…then you can jump up and down. You may be surrounded by some unusual people who have a flair for originality. Enjoy mingling with different people, it will get your creative juices flowing. Venus enters the sign of Pisces at 7:11 a.m.
Friday, February 26
The focus is on relationships when the Moon opposes Venus. You may think one way about a situation, and your partner or someone else thinks another way. Neither way is better than the other. Try and communicate clearly, so you don’t get your wires crossed. Misunderstandings, or careless words, could have consequences. You get to choose how and when you want to be in a relationship. When the Moon’s in Virgo, you don’t want a mess, you want everything to be orderly—to know exactly what’s what. Venus in Pisces is romantic and whimsical and can float this way and that. If the Moon Venus opposition were a movie, it would be a romantic comedy where silly misunderstandings keep the lovers apart until the very end when it gets tied up in a pretty bow. It’s your movie, what part are you playing and how do you want it to end? Moon VoC at 5:32 a.m. until 11:07 a.m. when it enters the sign of Virgo.
Saturday, February 27
The Full Moon is in Virgo at 2:17 a.m. You may want to clean house when the Moon opposes the Sun. It’s time to let go of what no longer serves you. This can be easier said than done. It hurts letting go of lovers, friends, jobs or any other loss. However, if the foundations are crumbling, it may be best to release them. The Moon quincunx Saturn says, “Concentrate on building strong, supportive relationships that add value to your life.” It takes some work, and you may have to make some adjustments, but Saturn always requires you to put in some effort before you’re rewarded.
Sunday, February 28
Emotions are amplified in the morning when the Moon trines Pluto and Mars. You could feel excited and pumped, ready to start your day. Your confidence in yourself, coupled with your enthusiasm, helps you cross things off your to-do list. Another potential is you feel raw and wounded; maybe you’re not sure what is happening. You have more inner strength than you know. Remember how powerful you are and that you have people in your corner. Call on them if you need to. Moon VoC at 9:58 a.m. until 1:17 p.m. when it enters the sign of Libra.
Bernadette Evans is a counseling astrologer, hypnotherapist, registered professional counselor, as well as a writer. She can be reached
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