Are you ready to go two steps forward and one back? The energy this month shifts from the intellectual sign of Aquarius (think friends, discussion, debate) to the creative musings of Pisces (think art, poetry and dreaming). The two steps back is due in large part to Mercury’s entry and retrograde in Pisces, the most watery and confusing of the twelve signs. Pisces holds the keys to the future by mulling over the past. From February 9th on, the focus is on reflection, not analysis. You can still make progress this month just don’t expect too much. Real awareness occurs in your inner world so be sure to spend time there.
The Sun travels in social and intellectual Aquarius until the 18th, keeping the focus and vibe on group dynamics and here in the USA, debate and analysis over the impeachment hearings.
We’re out of the tense woods for the moment. The tension coincided with the Saturn/Pluto conjunction and pressure on Mercury in the USA chart. Alas, we’re in for more drama and tension this year, and fairly soon. Pluto will connect with Mars and Jupiter next month, and will connect again with Saturn toward the end of summer giving us another window of tension and threat. But for this month, we’re in the clear.
February gives you a unique opportunity to linger in the land of dreams and mulch –- the place before manifestation takes place. Consider it an opportunity for rest and a chance to regroup. Spend time by the water if you can. Pisces does not lend itself to a strong immune system so be sure to keep yourself healthy as well.
1st – the month starts with a bit of a struggle as the Aquarian Sun squares the Taurus Moon bringing inner conflict to the foreground. Not everything is comfortable all the time. Bear with it.
2nd – and it’s Super Bowl Sunday. This is a more stable, maybe even an inert kind of day, as the Moon stabilizes in Taurus with support from Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. Let yourself feel the weightiness of this time.
3rd – the move we’ve been waiting for happens now, chatty Mercury enters gentle and dreamy Pisces. Mercury usually spends three weeks in a sign but will be ten weeks in this most sensitive and intuitive of signs giving you an opportunity to really process whatever it is you want to happen. Mercury in Pisces is also highly creative. Get your paint brushes out!
3rd to the morning of the 5th — energy quickens when the Moon enters chatty Gemini, harmonizes with the Aquarian Sun and opposes Mars. It’s time to get a move on in a positive manner.
5th – the Moon enters watery Cancer and connects favorably with Mercury in dreamy and watery Pisces. Heed your dreams and feelings.
6th — can feel emotional and full when the Moon opposes Jupiter. Pace yourself.
7th – could feel heavy with lots of responsibility as the Moon opposes Saturn and Pluto but Venus enters Aries today helping you stand up for yourself and get what you want. Maybe that’s a little selfish but it could be needed right about now.
8th – the Moon waxes to almost full and enters warm and confident Leo giving you the confidence you need to move forward independently.
Early on the 9th – it’s a glorious Leo Full Moon! Time to celebrate and play. With favorable connections to Mars your confidence and will power is magnified. Enjoy yourself today.
10th – 11th – the Moon travels through finicky Virgo helping you get organized. With positive aspects to the Capricorn contingent you can get a lot done if you take your time, despite the Full Moon fallout.
12th – 13th – you may strive for balance during these two days. The Moon in Libra opposes Venus and then enters Scorpio to oppose Uranus. It’s hard to please all the people all the time and sometimes it’s harder to know what you want. Practice patience and make changes you can live with.
14th – Valentine’s Day – a tough holiday for those on their own and with the Moon in Scorpio this is especially so. Do something nice for yourself or a friend.
15th – The Scorpio Moon and the Aquarian Sun create an impasse. Get outside if you can. Let nature heal you.
16th – is a big day. Mercury turns retrograde until March 9th. You know what this looks like —misunderstandings, travel plans go awry, etc. That’s the worst-case scenario while the best case is an opportunity to rest, reflect and dream. Enjoy!
Also, on the 16th, active Mars enters sensible Capricorn. This is fabulous energy that will keep you going with your plans and help you actualize your goals. Mars stays in Capricorn until the end of March. Make hay while you can for Mars will retrograde in Aries later this year and that won’t be good for progress.
17th – the Sagittarian Moon gives you wings.
18th – another big cosmic shift. Today the Sun leaves egalitarian Aquarius for gentle Pisces. This is an energy shift that exacerbates Mercury’s retrograde but does magnify the creative, spiritual and intuitive vibe of this most sensitive and insightful of signs. Keep your immune system strong over the next thirty days as Pisces has no boundaries. The Moon and Mars conjunct today also, giving a little boost to most activities.
19th – 20th – tough, practical days as the Moon travels through no-nonsense Capricorn and connects with Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto. News from the Government makes headlines.
21st – watch out! Mars trines Uranus making for sudden turns and changes. Do something interesting, maybe even a little risky, but do keep your head screwed on.
22nd – prepare for the Pisces New Moon tomorrow by connecting with your pals before clearing your schedule.
23rd – it’s a beautiful Pisces New Moon. New Moons are always opportunities to begin again, to start fresh. Pisces longs to escape. Try to switch out your addictions for healthier pursuits. You have an excellent chance to shake out demons, to forgive and let go. Try it.
24th – it’s a dreamy day with the Moon conjunct Neptune. Protect your immune system. Get in the water if you can.
25th – the Sun meets retrograde Mercury today giving leaders an opportunity to reflect on their past winnings. Take the time to record in your journal. There’s a Moon/Chiron conjunction today also. You can learn a lot if you listen to your heart.
26th – The Sun and Mars form a favorable connection. It’s time to move forward.
27th – 29th — keep your wits about you as the Moon connects with Uranus and then Venus squares Pluto. Your desires may lead you astray.
This leap year ends with the promise that despite the prevailing atmosphere you can remain focused on that which means the most. Tune in to your inner landscape. It’s not a place to escape from, but a place to escape to.
Remember – you matter, we are all connected. Earth is our home and love is our destination.
Your astrologer, Dulce