Add These Dates to Your GCal:
- February 1: New Moon in Aquarius
- February 3: Mercury Direct in Capricorn
- February 4: Sun conjunct Saturn in Aquarius
- February 11: Mercury conjunct Pluto in Capricorn
- February 16: Full Moon in Leo
- February 17: Jupiter in Pisces sextile Uranus in Taurus
- February 18: Pisces season begins
- February 24: Mercury in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus
Welcome to February, cosmic cuties! We started the year off with some rough celestial terrain thanks to Mercury Retrograde and Venus Retrograde, but in February, we kiss retrograde season goodbye (for now, at least)! The month starts off with the New Moon in Aquarius on February 1, which arrives with a bang as it forms a tense conversation with Uranus, the planet of unexpected events and surprises. We’re embracing a fresh start but also confronting our ingrained fear of change. With Uranus’s intense energy, we don’t have much of a choice but to dive into the unknown!
A few days later, we can all take a collective sigh of relief and pat ourselves on the back for *not* texting that ex back—Mercury Retrograde finally ends on February 3! You did it! As the messenger planet moves forward, we finish out our personal retrograde stories. Plus, moving forward on contracts and projects becomes easier as we face less speed bumps along the way. On February 4, we receive a cosmic reality check as the Sun and Saturn meet for their annual sync-up in the sign of Aquarius. This dynamic duo creates a fresh cycle around responsibility, authority figures, limitations, and willpower. The mood can feel heavy when Saturn’s involved, but pay attention to themes that come up today—your mind is more discerning than ever.
So, where’s the drama? Don’t you worry—on February 11, Mercury in Capricorn makes its final connection with Pluto, the planet of death, intensity, taboo, transformation, and rebirth. If that sounds heavy, it’s because, well, that’s one intense celestial meetup. As Mercury, the planet of the mind, meets with power-hungry Pluto, secrets are revealed. Information is unearthed and we develop an even more personal understanding of the fact that knowledge is power. The last time Mercury mingled with Pluto like this was on December 29, 2021, so think back to conversations and people who popped up in your life during that time frame.
But wait, there’s more! The drama doesn’t end there thanks to the Full Moon in Leo on February 16. This Full Moon asks us to reflect deeper on our authenticity, individuality, and what we hold in our hearts. Your weird is your superpower. Embrace it under this lunation. This Full Moon forms a tense conversation with the Nodes of Fate, adding an element of destiny to events that occur around this time.
A creative burst of inspiration arrives on February 17 as Jupiter in Pisces forms a sweet connection with Uranus in Taurus. (The last time these two planets met up like this was in 2012, so make the most of this magical energy!) We’re embracing a new perspective and opportunities may arrive out of the blue. A reframe allows for a positive shift and the energy lightens.
On February 18, Pisces season begins and we’re collectively looking at the world through rose-colored glasses. There’s more sensitivity in the air, and we’re craving deeper intimacy—you’ll likely feel a desire to merge with others. This is a wonderful time to go inward and explore the depths of your psyche and psychic world. Just before the end of the month, a shocking piece of information arrives on February 24 when Mercury in Aquarius forms a tense aspect with Uranus in Taurus. Mental breakthroughs may occur, but one thing is for sure: Our words carry more weight. Be mindful of what you say and how you say it—you could catch someone off guard and cut deeper than intended.
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