By Donna Stellhorn
Happy Lunar New Year! It’s the year of the water Tiger. It’s also the new moon in Aquarius on February 1st (Lunar New Year always falls on the new moon in Aquarius). This is a great time to renew your New Year’s resolutions and to start fresh. Water Tiger energy is quite exciting. Many people will desire to meet new friends and go to new places. You may already feel the itch to try something new. There’s no reason to revert to the past when there are so many inviting opportunities.
Mercury is retrograde from January 14 to February 3. As we start the month of February, Mercury is moving very slowly. In the last few days of Mercury retrograde, it’s a great time to clean and close the last bits of 2021 in order for you to move forward. When Mercury turns direct on February 3, it will start by moving very slowly forward. This means that it may take a few days for arrival of the paperwork or email messages for which you have been waiting.
During the second week of February, there is some explosive energy when Venus and Mars make a trine to Uranus. You could fall head over heels in love with a person, a puppy, a flashy car, or some other shiny material object. If you’re going to do some impulse shopping (or elope), this is the week that it will happen.
February 16 marks the full moon in Leo. The energy for this full moon shows that things are in motion, and it’s now out of your hands. Choices have been made, bets have been placed, and now the wheel is spinning. It’s time to sit back and wait for the results.
Toward the middle of the month, Jupiter begins a dance with Uranus. This energy can facilitate life changes like starting a new diet or exercise program, jumping into a new course of study, or renovating your bathroom by yourself. This is a positive connection between these two planets, so it’s likely to lead to a good outcome — though the beginning could be rather sudden and unexpected.
Throughout the month of February (and for the next 18 months or so), the North Node is traveling through Taurus and crossing some difficult fixed stars. Inflation numbers could be high in February. There could also be headlines of artists making millions by selling digital art and NFTs.
In March, we have some very positive energy since no planets will be in retrograde (so everything is moving forward). Also, Venus and Mars are conjunct, so there’s harmony between desire and action. Look for all the details next month.
For Aries, the year of the water Tiger can be very positive. The energy is quite harmonious with your high energy and active nature. In February, the focus is getting reacquainted with friends and becoming more active in groups and organizations. Your love relationship becomes more public as you and your sweetheart are seen dining or dancing together. Your financial picture slowly improves throughout the month, and you’ll probably make more money than usual. A job or business opportunity is possible.
For Taurus, the year of the water Tiger can feel like everything is happening too fast. You may try to apply the brakes. In February, your reputation improves, and you may receive an award or recognition for community service. Your relationship improves as you and your sweetheart could be traveling or taking a class together. It’s a good idea to review your accounts this month as there could be a financial error that you can catch early. A new job opportunity or promotion is in the works.
For Gemini, the year of the water Tiger is energy that feels quite familiar. It’s likely you’ll meet new friends this year and have some adventures. The focus for February is on education, and you may be catching up on schoolwork or helping one of your children pass a test. There could be several romantic opportunities for you. Finances show the greatest improvement, and a new income source could pay off. There might be talk of a promotion or a job interview, but it’s not definitive just yet.
For Cancer, the year of the water Tiger can feel a little irritating as people seem to be breaking plans with little notice. But this energy will improve greatly in the second half of the year. The focus for February is on intimate relationships and romantic possibilities abound. You could meet someone new, or if you’re already in a love relationship, you can have a lot of fun. A money opportunity you are actively pursuing could pay off big. On the other hand, a promotion could be delayed until next month.
For Leo, the year of the water Tiger brings many new opportunities. You may have a strong desire to jump into a new project. The focus in the month of February is on relationships, partnerships, and collaborations. A person in authority may give you a helping hand. If you’re looking for love, you could unexpectedly fall for someone who you just met. A previously considered money-making opportunity returns and could pay off. A change of management or new rules affects your day-to-day job.
For Virgo, the year of the water Tiger will be a very busy year. It’s likely you find your skills are in high demand. The focus in the month of February is on your health and well-being. You may be doing some new activities that are good for your body, mind, and spirit. A friendship could become much closer and even turn romantic. Your financial picture improves greatly when you trust yourself and step outside your comfort zone. The office may be short-staffed, so you could be putting in extra hours at work.
For Libra, the year of the water Tiger will be quite an exciting and beneficial year. It’s likely that you’ll expand your circle of friends and meet some great contacts. In February, the focus is on romance and stepping outside your comfort zone – you may meet someone who turns your world upside down. At home, you and your family may be renovating the house or looking to move. There are some financial ups and downs this month. Analyze investments thoroughly. You may start a business this month.
For Scorpio, the year of the water Tiger brings opportunities when you’re willing to pivot. As you adjust to circumstances around you, new doors will appear. In February, the focus for you is on the family. You can come together and help each other. A persistent household problem gets solved. You and your sweetheart may take a short trip. The money you were expecting is still delayed, but it is coming. Avoid procrastinating when completing forms or paperwork connected to a job.
For Sagittarius, the year of the water Tiger presents opportunities when you are willing to promote yourself and stand for what which you believe. In February, the focus is on communication, and you may publish some writing, teach a class, or speak before a group. A past lover may knock on your door or send you a message through social media. This could be a big financial month for you, and money could come in through several sources. A promised raise or bonus finally arrives.
For Capricorn, the year of the water Tiger brings good fortune when you are willing to make adjustments in your plans. Be flexible. The focus is on finances in the month of February. Consider organizing and tracking expenses. Money can flow in from several sources. You and your partner are on the same page this month. If you’re looking for love, you could meet a very compatible match. You may receive recognition or a recommendation from your boss for a better position.
For Aquarius, the year of the water Tiger brings some exciting opportunities. It’s likely you’ll meet influential people who go out of their way to help you. In February, the focus is on your physical self. You might change your hair or get a new look. This helps you attract new friends and even a love interest. A secret, romantic rendezvous is possible. A financial opportunity appears out of the blue, and you’ll need to act quickly. There’s more harmony at work, and a supervisor gives you extra support.
For Pisces, the year of the water Tiger brings some surprising opportunities. Synchronicity happens. You’re in the right place at the right time. In February, the focus is on your spiritual well-being. You may take a class in shamanism or meditation. Your love relationship improves. A friend could become a romantic interest. Finances also improve — there could be more money from your job, a bonus, or a commission check. Your boss may recommend you for promotion or help you expand your team.
Donna Stellhorn is an astrologer, Feng Shui expert and author of 15 books. Her website is www.fengshuiform.com. You can follow her on Instagram @donnastellhorn or see her videos on YouTube at www.youtube.com/c/DonnaStellhorn.