Welcome to your February horoscopes! It’s Aquarius season, the stars are bustling with activity, and practically all planetary motion this month is direct.
Aquarius is always ready for revolution.
Aquarius is the fixed sign which rules the 11th house of community and revolution. Its lessons teach us about the causes we care about, and the actions we must take to heal ourselves and our communities. Ruled by unconventional Uranus, Aquarius arrives to subvert norms and turn our conception of reality on its head.
Acting as a bridge between its two neighboring zodiac signs which are at the extremes of pragmatism and idealism (Capricorn and Pisces), Aquarius season is also here to remind us that both actions and ideas are crucial in a collective struggle towards liberation. Aquarius always has the “bigger picture” in mind, and holds space for the emotions of others by seeking justice for the marginalized.
Aquarius is the water bearer. This air sign stands firm and resolute; holding a jug filled with the aquatic depths that Pisces swims in, but never entering it. This is because Aquarius prefers to be a guide. A breeze off of the ocean tide, but never the ocean itself.
It is with this that Aquarius teaches us to believe others. It tells us that we do not necessarily need to feel what others are going through to know it hurts. Rather, it is often our role to look outside of our own bodies when we listen and fight against injustice, or when we are called to action.
On February 3rd Venus moves into Capricorn, where she’ll stay until March. This transit levels up our sense of self worth in emotions surrounding love and relationships. It imbues us with confidence to know what we want out of love, ranging from new business partnerships to current romantic partner(s).
Then, under the light of the New Moon in Aquarius on the 4th of January we are also able to begin a deep shedding process. The sky has no retrograde motion or eclipses pulling us down into nostalgic introspection, plenty of Uranian whimsy from the Aquarius energy guiding its path, and the confident attitude of Venus for a cherry on top. The year finally feels like it’s beginning and opening up a clean slate for whatever you’d like to manifest!
On February 14th the ever energetic planet Mars enters nature loving Taurus. Mars’s influence provides us with sexual drive and passion. It gives us the push we need to jump straight into the actions we want to take. Under the light of Venus-ruled Taurus, Mars is set to wash Valentine’s day 2019 with a cozy and familiar vibe. The emphasis on pleasure and sensuality Taurus brings is sure to keep romance afloat for folx this year, however it may not be the best time to try a new restaurant! Mars is a stubborn planet that likes holding onto what’s familiar. This, mixed with Taurus’s fixed-sign energy is pretty unmoving. Enjoy the company of your partner(s), but save any drastic new ideas you have for a different time.
Finally, the Full moon (also a super Moon!) in Virgo on the 19th of February closes out Aquarius season by bringing you back into step with your home environment. While lots of energies are encouraging revelation and innovation this February, the Full Moon brings you back to an awareness of your physical and mental inventories! Carve out time around the 19th to journal your thoughts, tidy up your studio space, room, kitchen, and/or bathroom.
Our minds are buzzing, and anything feels possible this Aquarius season! With all of this in mind, here are my thoughts for each of the 12 signs.
**A gentle reminder to readers – I encourage you to learn your Rising and Moon signs, and read those predictions as well. Your relationship to the universe is a deep, ancestral one built on all planetary positions when you were born.**
Happy solar return, Aquarius! This February, it’s time to get serious about finding playfulness, spiritual peace, and your truest sense of self. The mix of 12th house and 1st house energies swimming in your skies bring together a deep need for occult practices, and bold expressions of your individuality in your life. The New Moon on the 4th is in your sign, which is astrologically one of the most significant times of year for you! Treat it like a chance at a personal revolution. If you’ve been yearning to learn the ways of Tarot, shake old habits, or change up your wardrobe, now is the time to go for it.
When Mercury enters Pisces on the 10th of the month, you’ll find yourself speaking as if your ancestors are talking through you. You’ll also be extra in touch with your sense of empathy, making this is a very lucky time of month. Any sort of mysticism you began working with/through on the New Moon is ready to be explored with others around then, and it could bring about financial abundance as well. Try collaborating with others, but execute any big plans/project launches before Mercury retrograde begins on the 5th of March!
It’s time to hustle before the tides come in, Pisces! With Mercury retrograde just around the corner and your season close on the horizon, remember to work towards sorting out important contracts and travel plans in February so as not to be lead astray when Mercury, the planet of duality, changes course and slows things down. The skies this month are centering platonic love in your chart, so you’ll find lots of joy in the company of others. This is especially true around the new moon in Aquarius on the 4th of February, so don’t be afraid to celebrate this cosmic event with folx you care about.
You’re really feeling the effects of neighboring sign Aquarius this month, as the friendships you’re inclined to explore are with people of shared political values and ethics. Use this energy to have difficult intellectual discussions, and ask lots of questions when you’re not sure what’s right or left! The 17th of this month is an especially good time for conversing, when your ruling planet Neptune meets up with loving Venus. When the Full Moon occurs in your opposite sign, Virgo, on the 19th, try to embracing the energy of bluntness and honesty in the air. The truth isn’t always sweet, but it’s often what you need to grow into your higher self!
To fight for the things we care about takes courage, and to embody courage takes confidence. You know this to your core, Aries, and your unwavering resilience is always something that your friends and family admire you for. As your ruling planet, Mars, moves out of your sign and into Taurus on the 14th, you may find yourself thinking about your relationship to material objects and finances. If it becomes apparent that you don’t have the tools you need to support yourself and others the way you’d like to, use the cosmic excitement Venus and Mars bring to you on the 7th of February to think outside of the box for solutions. Bounce ideas off of friends or colleagues, and don’t be afraid to reach for unorthodox solutions.
The full moon in Virgo on the 19th of this month is happening in a part of your chart that emphasizes your work and routines. If you end up sorting through your belongings, remember to take on tasks that you can actually see through to the end – especially if they involve indexing, archiving, or reorganization. The sense of fulfillment the full moon wants you to seek isn’t in how big a feat you’ve accomplished, but rather how well it was executed.
There’s a fire under you this month, Taurus, and it’s got a lot to do with Mars! The Aquarius new moon on the 4th of February has you seriously rethinking important aspects of your career and social reputation. New moons are a moment when the universe pushes us toward a fresh start, and asks us to set new intentions about our paths going forward. With the influence of eclectic Aquarius involved, it may seem as if previously unconventional options are now tangible, and you’re ready to take them. Aquarius’s energy with the new moon also helps you focus on what’s best for you as an individual in your line of work, as this confident sign notoriously doesn’t care about what others think!
Use the energy boost from Mars entering your sign on the 14th to direct your passion towards this area of life. Take some risks and see where they lead you.This transit will bring new awareness to your sense of desire and zest for life, so use it well! Ushering in new endeavors in the first few weeks of February is very important as it may prevent unnecessary drama from occurring in Pisces season, when we’re set to encounter a tearful full moon in Virgo on the 19th, and a Mercury retrograde phase at the beginning of March.
No one is able to separate you from your books this month, Gemini! When Venus enters Capricorn on the 3rd of February, your energetic drive becomes learning oriented and focused on wrangling some complex concepts that you’ve been putting off exploring for a while. Whether it’s questioning your political affiliations or starting a new ceramics class, the skies are providing you with a renewed sense of vigor in being a “student of life.” This bodes well with your naturally inquisitive nature, and also provides a great opportunity to meet new people engaged in activities you’ve only ever been an onlooker to before. If you’re already a student at an institution, it might even be time to join a new club or school society!
When the new moon occurs on the 4th of February, travel will be on your mind. It’s time to book in that holiday you’ve been planning for ages but not committing to, and think about just how far you’d like to go. When your ruling planet, Mercury, enters dreamy Pisces on the 10th of February, delve into your journal and let your mind pour over with phrases like “what if” and “I wonder how.” There’s so much creativity flowing your way this month, so do your best to get it all out before Mercury slows you down when it goes retrograde at the beginning of March!
Lovers, friends, and peers from your wider communities are ready for your full attention this month, Cancer. When Mars enters Taurus on the 14th you’ll find yourself with lots of energy ready to be spent on finding new groups to join, and causes to fight for. This energy is also supported by Venus entering Capricorn on the 3rd of February which brings a more somber, drama-free tone to any tense situations with close friendships or partnerships you’re involved in.
Additionally, there’s a lot potential to find stability and tranquility in this month’s chart, Cancer. With astrological energies putting you at ease around others, you’ll feel the strength of your support networks through any hard times you encounter. When the full moon in Virgo occurs on the 19th of February, it finds you ready to reevaluate some styles of communication that you’re using which may not be worth carrying into your future. Perhaps you’re ready to use social media less and talk on the phone more? Could voice notes end up being more appealing than texting? Whatever it is, February finds you emerged from your crab shell and busy socializing with the people you love.
It’s time to feel your body, Leo. February wants you to think about your breathing, nurture your muscles with stretching and Tiger Balm, as well as relax in a a few epsom salt baths. With Venus moving into Capricorn on the 3rd, your love of self and sense of self awareness reach a new energetic place. While you’re no stranger to thinking about your appearance and physical body, this Capricorn Venusian energy pushes you to more wholesome goals. This could range from treating yourself to some delicious foods you haven’t had in a while, to starting a new routine at the gym. Either way, the cosmos want you to maintain a close relationship to how your body interacts with the world through sensations of touch.
When the new moon in Aquarius occurs on the 4th of February, a fresh perspective on your partnerships and relationship(s) appear ready to bring you new joy in what could be old bonds. If you’re open to meeting new people, this is an especially fruitful time of month to allow yourself to be swept away in a sexy affair! When the full moon in Virgo occurs on the 19th of February under the fresh light of Pisces season, have your tissue boxes at the ready. Emotions will be flowing and honestly, if you just can’t seem to get things on track, the best relief might be found in a delivery pizza.
The skies have you seeking joy through creativity this month, Virgo! There’s a beautiful conversation happening between planets moving through your 5th house of joy and playfulness, and 6th house of work and routines. When the new moon occurs in Aquarius on the 4th of February, energies give you a boost toward honing in on your schedule for the next month. Yes doing “life admin” can be boring, but you’re no stranger to a routine, Virgo. Not only will this new moon help you get a grasp on the heavy workload February brings, it’ll set you up to work hard and play harder.
There’s a full moon in your sign this month too, Virgo. While you often use your nurturing stability to be there for others, the moon on the 19th of February grants you permission to be selfish. Take yourself out on a date, embody your inner hermit, and give yourself a refresher on what you love about you. This full moon may bring to light some hidden tensions you didn’t know needed releasing which are related to not checking in with yourself and your desires. This holds especially true if you often find yourself working on a team, or if you’re involved in a long term relationship. If there’s one lesson Aquarius loves to teach us, it’s “Just do you, boo!” and that’s exactly what your affirmation should be this February.
Your creative instincts are keen this month, Libra. The new moon in Aquarius on the 4th of February brings you blissful artistic inspiration as it moves through your 5th house of whimsy and playfulness. This is supported by Venus’s move into Capricorn on the 3rd of February, which provides you with a strong sense of commitment to what you love. When the great communicator, Mercury, enters Pisces on the 10th of this month, it’s time to listen to your intuition when it comes to the workload you’re taking on. Your mind is open to so much expansion this season as the Sun sits in fellow air sign Aquarius, and there’s high potential for you to make some of your best creative work – but be careful of burnout. Try not to take on too much just because you’re super inspired!
The full moon in Virgo occurs on the 19th of February in an area of your chart that rules the occult, mysticism, and endings, so keeping an eye out for any messages the cosmos wants you to receive around this time is crucial. Be sure to write down any passing ideas you have even if they seem vague or unrealistic – you never know where and how far they might lead you into the future!
February has you ready to redecorate, Scorpio. When the new moon in Aquarius occurs on the 4th of the month, you find yourself at home moving furniture and painting walls. You’re a sign that’s ruled by Pluto, planet of war and revolution, so you’re no stranger to big changes! As astrological energies keeping you a bit introverted throughout Aquarius season, it’s important that you truly embrace your space. Whether it’s your studio, bedroom, or even a communal space you enjoy spending time in, treat it with extra care and get cosy. There’s lot of comfort to be found here, so tap into it. The love you give a space can also involve clearing any stagnant energies spiritually with herbs, or simply opening your windows for a few hours!
When Mercury moves into Pisces on the 10th of February, it delivers a message about trusting yourself and your instincts. You know what you love, Scorpio, so don’t be afraid to ask for it. This will become especially important when Mars moves into Taurus around the 14th of February, giving you renewed energy to devote towards your relationships – romantic or otherwise! Watch out though, Taurus is a fellow fixed sign, so this influence might cause you to butt heads with the people you encounter. Be sure to know what you want going into a new, sexy fling – and make it clear to the other person what your dynamic is!
February brings new energy to your work ethic, Sagittarius. You’re finally starting to see efforts paying off when it comes to the labor you’ve put into projects to do with your passions. Expect karmic reward to come your way around the 3rd of the month when Venus enters Capricorn, but not without a slightly critical undertone that makes you reevaluate of your goals. Perhaps you’re accomplishing big milestones too quickly and need to scale up your life plans? It really wouldn’t be surprising if this were the case being that your ever-lucky ruling planet, Jupiter, is in your sign all year! With so much abundance in your sky, why not dream big?
Set some intentions on how you’d like the universe to support you when the new moon in Aquarius occurs on the 4th of February. This energy wants you to speak your truth, and embrace the duality of your role as both a teacher and student. While it may seem your mastery of certain subjects is unrivaled, there’s always more to learn. Check in with your energy levels, and evaluate your open mindedness when Mars enters Taurus around the 14th, too. This power planet arrives ready to boost you forward in your routines and work, so make sure you’re studying just as much as you are slaying!
It’s time to do some self-care, Capricorn. When lovely Venus enters your sign on the 3rd of February, your sense of self will step to the forefront of your mind. This is a great time to table any chaos going on at work or at home in exchange for some face masks and a good book. Self care can also be as simple as listening to your body’s needs that are easily ignored on a daily basis. Go for a run, stretch your hips, or even just consciously breath, showing your body love is always worth spending some time on, even if you have to schedule it in! Mars enters Taurus on the 14th and has a similar message to deliver, so really try to enjoy your body and yourself. When the new moon in Aquarius occurs the next day on the 4th, you’ve got money on the mind, Cap. Big financial moves arise which could range from signing contracts, starting a savings account, or even starting a new career opportunity floating into the picture. Set your intentions clearly around this time so that you know how to negotiate a deal that works in your favor!
Mercury enters Pisces on the 10th of February, softening your words and interactions with others. Use this energy to smooth over any rocky patches that happened between you and your friends around the eclipses in January. It’s a great time to write a sincere apology as empathetic Pisces imbues care into your words. Also, If you’ve been wanting to do some creative writing involving topics related to social justice, now is a great time. The Sun in Aquarius has community on people’s minds, and when this energy meets up with Mercury in Pisces, optimism and love fill the air. When the full moon in Virgo occurs on the 19th, buy a book you’ve been meaning to read and let your mind wander to far away places.