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Reeling off the energy of the full moon lunar eclipse on the 21st of January, we may still be feeling a bit shaky as we kick off the month of love. It takes about two weeks to integrate the lessons we are given during an eclipse, and this last one was no small celestial event.
Thanks to Mars transiting late degree Aries before entering Taurus mid-month, we will start off February feeling very initiative driven before slowing to a long-distance pace. The entire month of may feel a bit like we are hitting the gas pedal and the brake pedal at the same time due to a square with Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. We will feel this most intensely on Valentine’s Day, when Mars conjuncts Uranus and both square Pluto and Saturn. The first set of planets scream go, go GO! While the latter planets scream STOP!
Thankfully we will be gifted relief in the form of Venus moving through Capricorn, offering up her love to the Saturn/Pluto tension. We also have Neptune, the planet of boundlessness and unconditional love in positive aspect to the configuration.
Finally, Mercury in Pisces may make communication less direct this month, although more heartfelt. Knowing that our thinking and speaking abilities will be less precise and more emotional will make all the difference in determining whether we use this to our benefit or our demise.
Tip: To get the most out of your horoscope, be sure to read both your sun sign AND your rising sign. If you don’t know what your rising sign/ascendant is, you can easily find it by looking up your astrology birth chart on any number of free chart reading services. You will need to know your exact time of birth and birth location for the rising sign to be accurate.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
You are very motivated by creative ideas this month. Your dreams and aspirations that you may not have evaluated for quite some time suddenly occupy a great deal of your thoughts. You may find yourself feeling impatient about achieving these goals, or surprise yourself by dreaming up something new altogether.
Things on the work front however, may feel rather stale as of late--like you’re trying to reconcile your creative genius with real world responsibilities--so don’t be surprised if your new aspirations clash with the current career path you’re on. The idea of going back to school may sound strangely appealing. On the 14th, communication takes on an otherworldly quality. Use the opportunity to express how you feel to your nearest and dearest.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Your current philosophies about life may have you feeling stagnant or stuck. Your long term goals and aspirations seem to be at odds with your overall worldview, which gives you the feeling of pressing the gas pedal and the brake pedal simultaneously. Fortunately, this month transiting Venus will offer up some sweetness to guide you.
February also offers you courage to scour the depths. Use your ability to dive below the surface of things to get to the bottom of this internal conflict. What outmoded beliefs are you ready to let go of? What is no longer serving you? On the 14th, giving voice to your dreams and aspirations, either shared with a loved one or even in a journal, may prove to be particularly helpful.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
Luck and good fortune bestow your relationships, romantic or otherwise, during the month of love. That same luck also shines a light on your creative genius this month, and can help you harness energy to apply to your long-term goals. Be wary of emotions clouding your communications at work. When it comes to feelings of limitation regarding any shared assets or finances however, be sure to utilize compassionate communication to get to the bottom of the issue.
If you find yourself having these conversations on or around the 14th, you may be pleasantly surprised by a new level of understanding between you and your partner.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
Compassionate communication will help bolster loving feelings in relationships that have otherwise felt stifling and stagnant as of late. Power/control issues, and feelings of limitations that have been a theme for your relationships will receive a welcome break during this month of love.
Around the 14th, you may have extra motivation to accomplish some career goals. Be careful that your romantic life doesn’t get in the way. Or vice versa. Balance and integration are key here. Also notice around this time whether you are getting lazy about any daily habits or routines that you may have implemented at the new year.
LEO (July 23-August 22)
The daily grind has felt very stale for you as of late. From the outside your life appears to be inspired, but behind the scenes your usual routine has you feeling stuck. There is tension boiling underneath the surface and you’re beginning to get the impression that a major transformation needs to happen. Are your daily habits—your diet, your sleep, your exercise routine—in alignment with your goals? How you spend your days is how you spend your life. With Venus transiting your sixth house of daily habits this month, you’ll finally be feeling a little relief from this mounting pressure. Use the opportunity to shine some light and love on this area of your life.
Around the 14th, don’t be afraid to have some meaningful conversations with whoever you share your life with—husband, wife, partner, roommate—about these issues. You’ll likely gain a fresh perspective.
VIRGO (August 23-September 22)
Your home life will be feeling very expansive and inspired this month. You may feel extra at ease in the comfort of home, or have easier more uplifting dynamics with your family. You’ve been grappling however, with going out of the house and getting out on the town. Self expression comes less easily to you these days. You may feel like you’re “less fun” than usual—like you’re cut off from your inner child.
Utilize Venus transiting your house of self expression this month to dive deeply into self love. Journal about what your inner child needs from you. Mid-month you’ll have access to a deeper level of compassion for yourself in both thought and feeling, making the 14th the perfect day for this.
LIBRA (September 23-October 22)
Loving feelings for and from your family offer a soothing balm for any tension you may have been feeling at home. Much of this has to do with your ability this month to articulate emotions regarding your personal needs. You’re able to do so with a higher level of sensitivity than usual, and this helps everyone reach a new level of understanding.
On the 14th however, be prepared to lose any ground you’ve made with family over some out of character behavior from you in your romantic life. There is impulsiveness and a bit of a rebellious streak passing through your house of relationships that may clash with the opinions of one or both of your parents. Lean on your friends for support as they will offer positive insight and a soft place to land.
SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)
February offers increased motivation for keeping to any resolutions you may have set for the new year—especially resolutions pertaining to diet, exercise, and increased health in general. You’ve been feeling more comfortable in your own skin lately, and this heightened sense of self worth will only continue during the month of love. You may have some friends that appear less than thrilled to see you thriving. Don’t let them hold you back. If they’re not ready to grow with you, and more importantly, aren’t supportive of your own growth, it may be high time to find a community that is. On the 14th, a loving conversation with your friends may be just the thing you need to get back on the same page.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)
You have been on a journey of self discovery and you are uncovering more and more of the “real you”. You’ve been somewhat unsure, however, how this new you fits into the life you’ve created for yourself. You’ve been innovative and spontaneous in your self expression lately, however deep down you’re feeling insecure.
Practicing some major self-love this month will help mitigate any feelings of low self-esteem that you may be struggling with. Take lots of bubble baths and eat plenty of dark chocolate this month. And on the 14th, some kind words from family may land especially well with you to bolster an increased understanding of your inherent worth.
CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19)
Your tendency to be rigid and structured has been even more defined as of late. Although not necessarily a bad thing—you are always the one people can rely on, your work ethic carries you great distances, etc.—you have been feeling these qualities take a toll on your experience of freedom. Take heart that this month transiting Venus will help ease this mounting tension. You are likely to feel more love for yourself and others this month. Take the opportunity to assess why you might feel the need to be so identified with achieving and responsibility. Keep what is important and be prepared to leave what isn’t working behind.
On the 14th, lean into your community of friends for support. Clear communication may not
even be necessary. It’s the feeling behind what is said that will count.
AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18)
2019 has you dreaming big dreams and setting big goals for your long term future. This part—imagining a bright tomorrow—has flowed very naturally for you. The problem is, that is where the “flow” stops. You may be so attached to your goals that you are having trouble trusting the process. You want tomorrow to come today and your determination is actually getting in the way.
It’s time to reconnect with your faith muscle. Manifestation 101 says dream big dreams and then let them go. Sounds contradictory right? This is because if we’re fighting tooth and nail to accomplish our goals we’re telling the Universe that it’s hard to get what we want. Alternatively when we surrender we send the message that we trust our dreams to come easily, and easily they do!
On the 14th tap into your self worth. Knowing we are worthy of our dreams is the most important piece of the puzzle.
PISCES (February 19-March 20)
You’ve been feeling a lot of pressure to think long term, and on top of it any action that you’re taking seems to compound the issue. It feels really important for you at this time to plan ahead. You want to be responsible, but as a result of all of this pressure you’re feeling uninspired. Transiting Venus helps you tap back into your inner muse this month. Ask yourself—what is it that you love? And then do that. The adage “follow your bliss” comes to mind. Things are likely going well at work right now, so remember to stay present to the positive too. On the 14th, your boundless Pisces nature will offer some extra inspiration toward goal setting. It’s a great day to journal about your dreams.
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Casey Lovejoy is the resident astrologer for Feminist Sanctuary, a wellness studio dedicated to women. Her services include natal chart readings, monthly projections, and relationship astrology. She offers regular workshops in Santa Monica, CA. You can find her on Instagram @casey.lovejoy