Heart and Soul take center stage in time for Valentines Day
Bring feelings into the mental mix for best results in February
A full moon in Leo on the 9th gets us heart-centered. With Mercury retrograding through dreamy Pisces later in the month (Feb 17th to Mar 10th), try all you want to rationalize but you will end up confused, even bewildered. Instead, direct your mind toward your emotions and engage your empathy muscle. A notorious time for our intuition to be off-kilter, just stay open to the art of listening. And if you feel a creative surge, follow that urge! On the 23rd, the new moon joins mind-full Mercury in Pisces, seeding new visions of compassion and possibility. What world are you dreaming into being?
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20–Feb. 18) It’s your birthday, it’s your birthday! While celebrating with friends is the cheer of choice for you social Aquarians, this is actually a time when plumbing the depths takes precedence. Spiritual retreats, tarot readings, and meditation instead of champagne toasts may have more appeal as you meaningfully mark this time around the sun. Deep thinking about your values as you set a firm plan in place paves the way for a fresh perspective on your resources and how you earn your keep. Later in the month, you’re likely to run into new people at the gym or on the trail, who could enrich your networks and maybe even kick start writing projects, a blog, or a controversial new subject to explore. You’re flexing your muscles around sharing your uniqueness and feeling more trusting that you’ll be taken care of in the process.
PISCES (Feb. 19–March 20) Come out, come out where ever you are, lovely fishies. It’s your turn to shimmer. As Mercury takes a backward spin in your sign this month, it’s a fine time to rethink your image, adjust your style, or refresh your brand. You’re eager to hang with friends now, too, so go ahead and huddle with the team, and soak up inspiration around how to roll out this new you. Have you been ogling a cool, slow fashion jacket online? Go ahead and splurge. It’ll bring you some needed levity. And that nascent creative gift you’ve been honing could well be turned into a money-making venture. With a full moon in your house of health and daily routine, it’s time to quit sneaking away to the back loading dock for a smoke and maybe even to give up the red meat, opting for a more plant-based diet instead. Whatever you decide, do what’s best for your overall health and well-being.
ARIES (March 21–April 19) Rams, you are attracting attention as you relax into a more harmonious, peaceful rhythm this month. Though your creative engine is probably burning bright at work and your career trajectory is going strong, this month it’s OK to slow the pace and be nice to yourself–spend time on the massage table, get your hair dyed, flirt, or just chillax. As the Doers of the zodiac, this is a good time to shift gears and tune inward where you can delve deeper channels, review past challenges, and recharge your psychic batteries. Later in the month, you may be moved to reevaluate your social circle and in the process, stumble across old friends or teams that may require a second look to determine if they’re the right fit for future endeavors.
TAURUS (April 20–May 20) Bulls, have you been sowing your creative oats? Perhaps you’ve been busy renovating a fixer-upper and putting finishing touches on such labors of love. With the patience needed to complete protracted improvement projects, you may have neglected your friends or noticed your social circle drifting away. With speedy planet Mercury pedaling backward in your house of comrades, pals, and groups, not to mention hopes and wishes, it’s a good time to evaluate your friendscape. Clear away the rubble to make room for new, more inspiring connections. This all fits in with some heavy lifting you’ve been doing around your belief system and what gives your life meaning. Here’s a practice that could be useful to you this month: as you close your eyes each night, simply let go of directing your mind and allow images to bubble up. You’ll likely be drawn to just the right vision needed to guide your next move.
GEMINI (May 21–June 20) Twins, February will be a good month to review all things career-related and perhaps renew your dedication to what work is most important to you. Keep a journal to write down all aspects of your analysis instead of blabbing it free-style as you tend to do. But when you really need them, don’t be shy (we know you won’t) to call on your warrior clan to help you. They’re ready to back you up and with style. On the 9th, with the full moon in Leo, stay humble when it comes to conversations with your siblings. Let them do the talking first. Now’s the time to practice your listening skills instead of your verbal acumen. Wait to be asked before sharing your wisdom.
CANCER (June 21–July 22) Crabs, you may be considering crawling out of your shells this month and heading to a whole new beach clear across the planet. After all the sweat equity you coupled Crabs have been pouring into your most important relationships, it’s time to immerse yourself in a soul-expanding retreat. Stimulate your insight appetite with a steady diet of new curriculums or splendid scenery. All this fresh perspicacity feeds your work life. You’re finding new, more satisfying ways to bring a quality of delight into work. Heck, you may even redefine what work is. Dare we suggest the word, “play”? Meanwhile, a full moon in your money house helps you to find the necessary courage to give your finances a go-over. Ever the busy bees of the sea, you are truly pondering and pruning all points of your life and will feel especially motivated this month to improve how you relate to intimacy in all its forms.
LEO (July 23–Aug. 22) Lions, your minds may well be on all things intimate this month, everything from your long-term investments to your best beloved. With the full moon landing in your 1st house of self/identity, you’re brewing up your courage for a big ask. Do we have some Lions out there popping the question on V Day? If so, use the Mercury retrograde period wisely. Take the time to sit down with your partner and review each of your wants and needs with one another. Really listen to each other and allow for the things that align to shine but also, don’t ignore the things that don’t line up. We know it’s hard when you’re excited, but it’s best to wait for Mercury’s forward motion to take any actions. Get all your ducks in a row, now.
VIRGO (Aug. 23–Sept. 22) Comfortable in your independence and single skins, many of you divine Virgos may be sifting through the fine granules of your relationships as your ruler, Mercury retreads your partnership house. With your sharp minds uncharacteristically directed more by emotion and intuition than logic now, we recommend that you answer the call from your unconscious, that nocturnal whisper sighing, “Follow your heart.” If you choose to heed such an ask, be it a creative project or advancing a new romance, we predict that your passion will be steaming up the windows. Hubba hubba.
LIBRA (Sept. 23–Oct. 22) Not that you need prompting in the courtship department, as your ruling planet, Lovebug Venus lands in your relationship house, you’ll feel a courageous boost to turn on the charm and go after who and what you want. And with the full moon shining in your house of friends and groups, there’s a focus this month on your passions around relating. Whether that’s with your BFF or significant other, Librans may be weighing up who’s in and who’s out. All this lather around love and friendship can wear on a refined soul like you, so this month may be a good time to reconsider and renew some of the daily rituals that help sustain a lover’s body. The new physical habit lays down new neuro-pathways that nourish your mind/body balance helping you to maintain the equilibrium required to handle any drama on the homefront.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23–Nov. 21) Scorpions’ storied charisma amps up this month as a feisty full moon in your career house shines a light on your personal magnetism. The attention is on you! We know that can prove a challenge due to your aversion to the spotlight. Calm those butterflies by plunging both feet into your creative depths. The opportunity is ripe for you to get swept away by the sheer giddy joy of creating for its own sake. Now’s the time to dump all concern about what anyone else thinks and just do your thing–for you. You’re discovering fresh avenues of expression and the cosmic omens give you license this month to have a blast doing it.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21) With a full moon in your house of long-distance travel, grab your passport and hop a plane to parts unknown. Pack light so you can be footloose. Your travels will be the perfect platform for reviewing a dream about changing things up on the homefront. Maybe you’re considering selling your old digs and high-tailing it to greener pastures. This month is a great time to bring that vision into focus. Just don’t sign on the dotted line quite yet. If traveling far is not going to fit into your packed schedule, do clear space for some alone time under your favorite tree to practice engaging your powerful mind in expanding beyond whatever fears you have around finances that may be holding you back. It’s all about perspective.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22–Jan. 19) Sea Goats are focused early in the month on intimacy and shared resources as the full moon lights up your house of mystery and deep psychology. How can you share your psychic self deeply whilst maintaining your personal power? As Mercury shifts into reverse in your house of communication, siblings, and neighborhood, go ahead and drop your usual logic-driven mode of thinking and let your heartstrings have sway. A new moon in this same area activates a siren call, reminding you that speaking with compassion and from the heart is far more resonant in the long run.
If you know your rising sign, read that too; it’s often more relevant.
*Lisa Awrey and Lisa Carroll