Mercury, the planet most identified with all forms of communication and transportation will be going retrograde this month beginning on February 7 and will continue to be in that awkward position until March 1. While in that state of seemingly to be moving backward, some of its energy is held back. There can be countless delays, cancellations, equipment malfunctions and misinterpretation of facts. Small details become very important. Awareness of this planetary situation can lessen the effects one might experience. This can be a productive period for reevaluating undertakings in progress, resetting objectives, making repairs where needed and returning to projects left on the back burner.
AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AQUARIUS! The adventurous side of your nature is awakened during much of your Astrological New Year. There appears to be a ready acceptance and enjoyment of all kinds of challenges; there is a good chance of success in whatever you attempt. Take a break from routine when possible. The world as you know it could broaden in various ways. Travel and studies that nurture your higher mind can be exciting, enjoyable and satisfying. Relationships of all types take on greater importance as your personal new year progresses. That someone special may step into or out of your life. If already in a solid relationship, it may go to the next level. A partner or close associate may have a strong need to be heard at the time of the full moon on February 14. When possible, be a good listener.
PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PISCES! Although eager to move forward with fresh objectives, tying up loose ends may take precedence over all else during the opening weeks of your Personal New Year. An “out with the old, in with the new” attitude can be supportive in your desire to make a fresh start. You may choose to take a very practical approach when setting up your goals for the year ahead; however, do pay attention to your intuition and instincts if indecision creeps in. The financial theme continues to be interesting. Impulsiveness could easily blow a wide hole in your budget. Think conservatively! Your creative potential is on the rise; if you have any artistic inclinations at all, this is the time to tap into it. The February 14 full moon cycle sheds light on health and nutritional factors. It’s an opportune time to begin a physical fitness program.
ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 19)
The social lamp shines brightly during the early days of February. Accept and extend as many invitations as you can comfortably handle. This is not the time to be a “loner”. Engaging in group efforts and projects in your personal or professional life tends to be more gratifying than usual. Energies shift mid month. Affairs of the heart, including children, take center stage during the February 14 full moon period. Your protective and nurturing instincts tend to be awakened. The domestic scene continues to vie for your attention as this action packed month draws to a close.
TAURUS (Apr 20 –May 20)
Career and other business outside of the home may be challenging but enlightening. You may envision a clear path to a special goal, however, small details may need revising. Energies radiating from the February 14 full moon shed light on home and family matters. The domestic scene may be where your heart is as February moves forward. You are apt to be feeling very creative; a renovating project could be appealing. Repair projects placed on the back burner may take on new life.
GEMINI (May 21-Jun 20)
Financial matters continue to steal the spotlight this month. Spending more than the usual amount of time working on a revised budget for the year ahead appears to be time well spent. A workable and comfortable plan is within reach. Communication plays a significant role in the success pattern; those close to you offer worthwhile suggestions. Teamwork works to your advantage. Go with the flow and see where it takes you if the unexpected or the unusual enters the picture.
CANCER (Jun 21-Jul 22)
There could be a great deal of activity on the home front. Anything ranging from a reorganizing of closets to a total renovation could be on the agenda. The buying or selling of property is another possibility. Discussions and negotiations with family members centered on jointly held assets may surface and should run smoothly. A small compromise can make a big difference. Partners may need an extra dose of TLC at the time of the February 14 full moon.
LEO (Jul 23-Aug 22)
The needs of a significant other, personally or professionally, are apt to take precedence over your own as February gets underway. Playing a supportive role may be more gratifying than you anticipate. A strong accent on communications at the time of the February 14 full moon is a signal that talking things over is the best way to get stalled travel plans back in motion. Be certain to set time aside for proper rest and relaxation as this month advances. A fatigue pattern is forming.
VIRGO (Aug 23-Sep 22)
This is an excellent time for all kinds of mental work. You are likely to be more attentive to detail than usual and especially concerned about using the best techniques available. It seems you would like everything you do to be as perfect as possible. Taking a fresh approach to on-the job procedures can be satisfying in various ways. Making improvements in your dietary habits is apt to have long-term positive overtones. If wanting to shed a few unwanted pounds, this is the time to get started.
LIBRA (Sep 23-Oct 22)
Your physical energy level tends to be quite high; you should be able to accomplish much of what you set out to do. You may put a great deal of energy into furthering your own interests and asserting yourself amongst others. Affairs of the heart, creative ventures and children’s affairs get an encouraging boost during most of February. Fresh starts and new beginnings in those areas are prominent.
SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 22)
Breakaways and/or breakthroughs are featured during the opening weeks of February. Changes within the family unit including your own living arrangements may become a focal point. A pull between home responsibilities and business obligations may surface mid month. Prioritizing early on can help ease the situation. Real estate opportunities might look inviting. Think conservatively!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23-Dec 21)
Communications are stepped up and tend to be more interesting than usual as you meet and greet February. You may have many group discussions and conversations with others; you are likely to meet new people, possibly travel quite a bit and have more contact with relatives and immediate neighbors. It’s an opportune time to mix, mingle and circulate. All types of intellectual activities may capture your attention. The domestic scene takes on importance as this eventful month draws to a close.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19)
At this time you may reflect upon your values and the things that you value most whether it is material, intellectual or spiritual. You may find you are more concerned with business and commercial affairs than usual. This can cover a broad range of activity, from shopping more so than usual to entering into an important business negotiation. It shows that whatever you do in this area, you will put a great deal of planning and consideration into it. Transactions may be more important and elaborate than customary.