I’m still buzzing with Mars, how about you? It’s direct now and traveling back over the Gemini ground it first covered starting on September 4th of last year. It will move into new terrain at the Ides of March and enter home-loving Cancer on March 25th. In the meantime, your job is to put the pieces together. After all, Mars’s journey through the most flexible, and perhaps schizophrenic of signs, did its best to reveal your inner conflicts. What did you discover? How can you integrate what you learned? This is the challenge for the month of February.
February begins with all planets full steam ahead. There’s nothing stopping you from moving forward, except of course, this is terrain you’ve already gone over thanks to the recent Mars and Mercury retrogrades and may feel quite familiar.
The Sun in Aquarius brings social gatherings and collective conversations to the foreground. Saturn, the original ruler of Aquarius, spends February traversing the last degrees of Aquarius before entering silky Pisces. Let this be a time of accounting for you. What does your karma with the group look like? Are you living up to your social and/or intellectual responsibilities? This type of inquiry prepares you for the next two plus years of trying to create order and sensibility (Saturn) in the primordial ooze of Pisces. In other words, get yourself right with your spirit. Align yourself with the light!
Pluto is also preparing to move to another sign, the very one Saturn is exiting! The planets are letting us know that we are indeed all connected and it’s a good idea to work together. Pluto will enter Aquarius a few days past spring equinox.
The Leo Full Moon on February 5th highlights your need to create and to be fully alive. Make love, write poetry, act in a play, paint with wild colors, celebrate! In a tight square (angle of action) with change-agent Uranus, some thing has to give. Change wants to happen. Why does the climate have to change when we are perfectly capable and able of making the necessary changes? Remember, Uranus is traveling through Taurus. Taurus is earth energy. Our values and our Earth are shifting under these skies. What is changing for you?
February 10th, and little Mercury connects with powerful Pluto. Tell yourself the truth. The next day on February 11th, Mercury enters scientific Aquarius and demands proof. These claims, what supports them?
Valentine’s Day is very nice. Venus in gentle Pisces meets Neptune in the same sign. They conjunct on the 15th making the most compassionate aspect of all. It’s all about forgiveness and release.
On the 16th, the Sun and Saturn meet toward the end of Aquarius. This Cazimi aspect invites mastery of that particular aspect of your life. Where in your chart will these two meet? In that spot lies the invitation to up your game and bring a level of sophistication to your life.
Late on February 18th, the Sun enters the gentle waters of Pisces. Here are some Piscean images for you in my poem, “I Feel the Pisces of Me” about my Pisces ascendent.
I Feel the Pisces of Me
Old barnacles and thick white coral,
The bottoms of old ships.
Detritus from the seabed
Where low slow fish lie
Moving blind through the icy murk,
And yet it is deep,
Very early in the morning on February 20th the Moon is born anew at the annual Pisces New Moon. A short while later, gracious Venus drops the compassion of Pisces for the independence of Aries. Here is a cosmic clue — compassion includes space for you and your process. Let the imaginal cells of your fresh start have all the support you can give it. It’s a time for prayer and dreams, meditation and service. Be sure to include you!
The month continues with little Pisces energy. Most of it has shifted to Aries, already, eager to get out of the starting gate and move fast. Be mindful of your actions and willpower as wise Jupiter is moving into a conjunction with sensitive Chiron on March 11th. Venus will slip between these two during the first week of March. Aesthetics and love affairs can heal or hurt under these skies. Regret doesn’t feel good, so take the last week of February to intuit your way forward. Use the vitality of Aries vision with Pisces spiritual knowing to make the right decisions for you.
Hold the truth of all things in your mind as you traverse this month – everything is impermanent. You are going to die. Get yourself right with you. A new age approaches, a new time, a different way of being.
Thanks for reading, and remember — you matter, we’re all connected; Earth is our home and love is our destination.