Venus joins five planets in Aquarius this month, spotlighting the dynamic qualities of this sign: nonconformity, innovation, forward thinking, and flashes of insight.
There are two sides to the Aquarian spectrum, liberation and trauma. This duality is highlighted in February. All of these celestial bodies in Aquarius will be in dynamic tension with Mars and Uranus in Taurus. Uranus represents sudden change, while Mars gives us the drive to act. Air sign Aquarius communicates with earth sign Taurus to help us establish new values as we continue to break away from old paradigms that no longer serve us—or humanity.
We are collectively and personally creating blueprints for a new future right now. Many of us have a heightened awareness of the ways in which we must upgrade our systems to bring about a happier, healthier world. Take stock: What creative genius exists within you that is waiting to be shared with your community and the planet at large?
Key Planetary Dates
February 1: On the first day of the month, the Sun squares Mars. Where do you need to take action in your life? You don’t have to have a concrete plan just yet. Instead, let your intuition guide you. Venus moves into the sign of Aquarius on the 1st as well, inviting you to take inventory: are you still operating from outdated frameworks? if so, it’s time to upgrade your “operating system.”
February 5: Saturn joins Venus, inviting you to investigate your limiting beliefs. Are you holding yourself back?
February 8: The Sun meets up with Mercury and “goes cazimi,” an astrological term meaning that a planet is in the “heart” of the sun. Your thought process may undergo purification by fire. Observe what it is being purged by the light of awareness—there’s no use in holding on to old thoughts that have become irrelevant.
February 9-11: The moon travels through Aquarius where it will come into direct contact with five planets. Be mindful of your emotional attachments. Are they causing you suffering?
February 11: Jupiter and Venus, planets that promote growth, join each other in Aquarius. Reflect on your unique gifts and how they could help your community or humanity at large.
February 17: Saturn squares Uranus for the first of its three meetings this year. What is happening now will reverberate through June and December. These planets will invite you to reflect on trauma and liberation: how can you help in-need people while also tuning into forgotten parts of yourself that need attention.
February 19: Pisces season begins with an invitation to release old patterns in favor of the blossoming present moment. Focus on the here and now, in stead of getting caught up in future goals.
February 20: Mercury goes direct, after a retrograde period which began on January 30. Retrogrades help us revisit old patterns and habits that no longer serve us. Take stock of your lifestyle. What needs to change?
February 26: Venus enters Pisces, inviting you to surrender to the present moment. Determine what truly matters to you. Give yourself time to envision and manifest your ideal reality.
February 27: The full moon in Virgo invites us all to reflect on the past month. What subtle shifts did you make towards your dreams? Take a moment to write down any lessons you learned at this powerful full moon and make adjustments if needed.