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Love is a burning thing,
And it makes a fiery ring.
Johnny Cash expressed it well through the words of June Carter Cash. This week’s energies ignite our passion and get our feet dancing in the right direction. One of the highlights of the month is on February 9, when Venus will be shining at her brightest. If you look East at dawn, you will see what will look like a star surrounded by a halo of light. Known as both the morning and the evening star, Venus is connecting us to our superpower, love. She will be illuminating the skies with messages of security, safety, pleasure, compassion, and love.
How Venus and Mars attract one another
I fell for you like a child,
Oh, but the fire went wild.
Venus, the planet of love, is calling her best playmate Mars, the planet of passion, to the dance floor. Venus is the joy of Mars’ life while her beauty fuels Mars’ passionate fire to get the job done. These two opposites magnetize and attract. The combined energies of Venus and Mars invite us to put love in action and inspire us to put passion back into our projects and to bring beauty to life.
All month long, these two planets are getting closer and closer to each other. We are making big moves, driven by waves of passionate love. Venus is the shining light guiding us from dusk to dawn, directing our hearts to understand. Mars is stirring up our instincts, getting us more woke on our self-boundaries, and helping us clearly define what is a yes and what is a no. The combined strengths of Mars and Venus, in action and in faith, give us the opportunity to balance our books and connect more deeply to our true inner values.
The taste of love is sweet,
When hearts like ours meet.
Let Aquarius liberate you
The sign of Aquarius, where we exist through February 18, lets us shift our energies from being held to being released. Aquarius energy is the magic wand we need to evolve from head to toe. It liberates us to be authentic and true to ourselves. It frees us up to be brave and go for more experiences that feed our souls. Aquarius is the last air sign in the zodiac and connects us to our higher selves, strumming the heart cords for lasting cultural and societal change.
Pluto joins Mercury in Capricorn
Mercury, the storyteller, and Pluto, the planet that unveils our potential, align in the sky on February 11 in the earth sign of Capricorn. What is the feeling? What is the story? What is the truth? This alignment gives a big push to live in the now, teaching us to let go, yesterday was yesterday.
We may feel inspired to share our wisdom, trials, failures, and efforts. We can use this time to release, recenter, clear out, and clean up. Throw out your old and rusty tools of pride, lack, judgment, self-abandonment, and self-sabotage. Clear out the anger, bitterness, confusion, and failures. Replace them with tools crafted from wisdom, including self-forgiveness, self-acceptance, and self-mastery.
Take out all the negative history. Pull out the weeds. Weeds grow fast and take over a lot of ground. Clear the air and let the earth bring you stability. With spring just around the corner, February has us getting right to the heart of the matter, closer and closer to our inner truths.
How to navigate your astrology forecast this week
This week will give you the courage to be ready for everything to go your way. There is gold dust in the air, liberating our hearts and minds, giving us an opportunity for a total life and love upgrade, and bringing us the spirit of true love and friendship. The heart may be covered, gated, scarred, burned, calloused, or all of the above. To heal it, we must be open to the frequency of love. Change of heart starts within. Take everything you have uncovered, discovered, healed, cleared, recycled, and released and put it to good use. Choose to see it all as a blessing in your life. Make your love a place of safety.
May you always be guided to live a life of service that benefits humanity and the quality of your own spiritual journey. Live in fullness and let that fullness magnetize. This week will give you the courage to be ready for everything.
Affirmation: Remind yourself of the power of Venus, “I don’t chase, I attract.” Love more. Whisper it to yourself from time to time. “Love more.”
About our contributor
Tara Martell is a believer, spiritual mentor, energy medicine woman, intuitive, visionary, life coach, writer, master teacher, mom, yoga teacher, and yoga teacher-trainer. She has mentored numerous yoga students and teachers, co-wrote a yoga teacher training manual, and led international yoga retreats. She has spent the last two decades seeking, finding, and healing herself through yoga, spiritual work, and self-study. Follow her on Instagram @tt_1love.