Hello, beloved Astro Tribe!
As we move through Aquarius season, I hope you are focusing on the present moment and honoring your needs. The beginning of this year brought on social restrictions, a unique opportunity for self-reflection, and the desire to reassess the most important areas of your life. What’s more, the past came creeping back in for us to resolve; while this can feel frustrating, it was necessary to spur collective healing. The lackluster start to this year can be attributed to a particular shift: Mercury and Venus were both retrograde in the sign of Capricorn. Thankfully, Aries season (beginning March 21) is when we will start to feel more relief. Toward the end of February, we will also experience a clearing of this energetically-dense fog, thus leading to forward movement.
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The energy this February will offer empowerment. It will teach us that we are each a unique soul that has been born to change the planet; the key to success is accomplishing this in your own way. Set the intention this month to dream of your future. Prioritize creating from an empowered space, even when things may seem tough. Clear up the clutter, work through delays, and prepare the foundation now to receive the growth coming your way this year. Take time out to meditate, set new intentions, and identify who you truly are.
Sending healing energy!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Tuesday February 1, 2022 - New Moon in Aquarius, 12:45 AM EST
Thursday February 3, 2022 - Mercury Direct in Capricorn
Wednesday February 16, 2022 - Full Moon in Leo, 11:56 AM EST
Friday February 18, 2022 - Pisces Season Starts
Saturday February 22, 2022 - Pluto Return of the United States
FORECAST FOR THE COLLECTIVE: FREEDOM FROM RESTRICTION
Welcome to Aquarius season! This time period will show you the power of your individuality. Treat this as an opportunity to release what’s restricting you from expressing the light you have to offer the world. The symbol of Aquarius energy is the Water-Bearer, representing the sign’s life path of sharing enlightenment and higher-octave ideas to shift the collective consciousness. Various phenomenon—such as the Great Resignation, cryptocurrency, non-fungible tokens, and the rise of influential online thought leaders—are signs that the collective is taking this power back. Aquarius season will encourage further liberation from the shackles of societal expectations, and highlight the need to embrace your individual self-worth.
The energy of February will be kickstarted by a rebellious new moon in the air sign of Aquarius on February 1. A new moon marks the moment where the sun and moon form a connection in the same zodiac sign, thus initiating a new lunar cycle. This new moon is heavily influenced by its harsh connection with unpredictable Uranus in Taurus. What exactly does this planetary alignment mean? As we move through the last half of the month, expect sudden changes and the need to make unplanned decisions. This energy can also exacerbate global conflict, protests, and the reinforcement of law through violence.
This first week of February, the weight of the stagnant, challenging retrograde energy we’ve experienced since the new year will start to lift, thanks to Venus and Mercury both turning direct in Capricorn. This double-whammy retrograde cycle has been responsible for delays, more pandemic social restrictions, and financial setbacks. We must keep in mind that both planets will be in a post-retrograde shadow phase for the remainder of the month. As a result, the dust will fully settle after March 2—so, keep moving forward and don’t give up just yet!
Two transits—Saturn in Aquarius and Uranus in Taurus—are also heavily influencing the energy of February. Saturn in Aquarius represents collective restriction, and has bearing on the future structure of society. Meanwhile, Uranus in Taurus influences sudden changes, as well as the need to revolutionize our values, money, sustainability, and how we cultivate abundance. As a society, this month has us questioning our worth and value, influencing our need to take drastic action toward a better future.
To understand the energy of the current transit on a deeper level, let’s look at a few notable Saturn in Aquarius and Uranus in Taurus cycles from the past. Both planets were aligned in these signs during the Bubonic Plague or Black Death (1340s-1350s), as well as the Great Depression and WW2 (1930s-1940s). As the Bubonic Plague ended, there was an uprising of the “lower class” against feudalism—a system in which noble landowners gave serfs protection in exchange for their labor. This was the worst pandemic in history, killing much of the workforce and creating an environment for the serfs to finally have the upper hand. You can see the similarities compared to today with the Great Resignation, as workers now strive to gain the upper hand through quitting or renegotiating pay.
During this transit in the 1930s and 1940s, there also was a push towards restructuring the economy and serving the working class after the Great Depression hit the United States. This destruction of the financial markets heavily influenced social change. Programs were created by the government focused on transforming the financial system and helping the working class with initiatives like the New Deal from FDR (who also happened to be an Aquarius president). So, what does this mean for the current transit we are experiencing? As we move through Aquarius season, be prepared to make decisions based on who you truly are. Expect societal change with an emphasis on our future economy, the planet, and what we value. As a collective, it’s time for us to reclaim our worth!
Mid-month, we will see a bold, bright, and self-expressive full moon in Leo on February 16. The Leo moon will form a connection with one of the royal stars of Persia, Regulus. Fixed-star queen Bernadette Brady described Regulus as a star of massive success and prestige, as long as there is no revenge taken on the path to greatness. Creative breakthroughs, long-awaited manifestations, and exciting opportunities can present themselves midway through the month thanks to this positive lunation. Themes that began on the New Moon in Leo last year on August 8 will now reach completion.
Pisces season will begin a few days later on February 18, as the sun moves into the final sign finishing the official zodiac year cycle. The sun in Pisces will begin to energize the auspicious energy of Jupiter and Neptune, granting us the energy of hope, positivity, and expansion. This is when we will start to experience positives like growth, lucky breaks, and financial increases. Wishing all of my Pisces readers a vibrant season!
As the month completes, the Pluto return for the United States (there are three this year) will take place on February 22, 2022. Using the United States Sibley Chart for analysis, we can see that Pluto will return to the exact degree in Capricorn when the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776. In astrology, Pluto represents destruction, power, and regeneration—exposing the dark in order for such negativity to be removed. When a civilization experiences a Pluto return, cracks in its foundation can prove to be detrimental.
However, this does not mean that this day marks the end of the US as we know it. In reality, it takes years for Pluto return energy to manifest itself. Pluto in Capricorn has been slowly breaking down US government structures through financial, systemic, and world crises since 2008. So no, this year is not the end of the United States as we know it; but we are going to experience seriously transformative events that will completely shift our government structure. This year will be a major trigger towards change.
In terms of the upcoming Pluto return in February, we can begin to experience a sweeping transformation surrounding our financial systems, infrastructure, and farming industries this year. This is because a whopping 5 planets (Venus, Mars, Pluto, Mercury and Saturn) will be sitting in the United States money sector on the day of the return! I will perform a deeper dive into this event in a separate post, but do keep a lookout in the news headlines during this time.
Ultimately, February is a month where you are empowering your authenticity and removing what has been blocking your way. Remember that change will only pave the way for growth and positivity to enter your life. Understand what will shift for your rising sign below.
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FORECAST FOR YOUR ZODIAC SIGN
As you read further, recall that this is a general horoscope for the collective zodiac—not for your specific chart. Take what resonates with you, and leave what doesn’t. Don’t forget to read your sun, moon, and rising sign below for a more holistic energetic forecast of the month ahead! Not sure about yours? Try our favorite free birth chart calculator. Another pro-tip: read your partners, colleagues, friends, or family members' signs to get a glance into their world this month, too.
ARIES RISING (OR ARIES SUN)
Aries Affirmation: I am the leader of my own life path.
Aries, you are making empowered moves this month when it comes to your life path. February’s energy will show you what old structures, patterns, and agreements are stunting your growth. As the month begins, you will experience Venus and Mercury both moving direct in your tenth house of career. As you move toward the middle of February, any delays, mishaps, and disagreements you’ve experienced surrounding your professional life will begin to clear up.
You will also experience significant yet sudden shifts in your income, as well as changes in how you earn a living. Around mid-month, many Aries will experience significant change in the area of their life path, calling, or career. Expect some financial breakthroughs, especially if you have been laying a solid foundation over the past year. In particular, creative projects could help you in the money department this month. Moving forward, you also will feel the need to emerge from your winter cocoon and reconnect with friends. It would be wise to do so; valuable opportunities could come up in conversation.
TAURUS RISING (OR TAURUS SUN)
Taurus Affirmation: Change is what allows me to blossom into the person I truly am.
This month will usher in radical professional and personal changes for you, Taurus. As February begins, the new moon in Aquarius on February 1st could bring sudden upheaval and shifts to your career life. The moon and sun will also be forming a triggering connection with Uranus in Taurus, thus encouraging you to choose your comfort and sovereignty over a paycheck. The drive to renegotiate and reclaim your worth will be a theme during the first half of February.
Toward the middle of the month, you may experience breakthroughs surrounding your home and family life. For some Taurus, several specific changes could manifest this month—this could include moving to a better place or experiencing shifts in the family structure. For others, a significant relationship could be altered, ultimately leaving you inspired to put yourself first. New creative projects and opportunities can also come along for you in February, especially during the bold Leo moon on February 16.
GEMINI RISING (OR GEMINI SUN)
Gemini Affirmation: I am unleashing my true creative vision and unapologetically sharing it with the world.
Gemini, rejoice—those delays and restrictions you’ve recently experienced will finally begin to ease up. This is because your planetary ruler, Mercury, will turn direct on February 3 and cause the stagnant energy to clear. Mercury rules over contracts, communication, and thought; as you head into February, all of these facets of life will start to run more smoothly. Gemini twins can expect forward movement in areas of life, including shared resources, marriage, debts, mortgages, and loans. Toward the middle of the month, you may also feel driven to travel (safely).
The full moon in Leo on February 16 could unexpectedly drop a creative opportunity into your lap. This is the year that you align with your truth as it pertains to your life path—this lunation is merely the kickoff. This journey could be centered around publishing, creative writing, or marketing industries. Contracts could also be involved, so it’s important to listen carefully and choose your needs first. Be thankful, as February is giving you the opportunity to align with your true self-expression!
CANCER RISING (OR CANCER SUN)
Cancer Affirmation: I accept that my water energy needs earth to feel grounded.
Relationships will take a serious turn for you this month, Cancer. Many of you are establishing what you need to feel grounded and secure in a relationship. In the past, perhaps you’ve accepted less from others; but today, you realize you’re worth so much more. This month, the universe is granting you the opportunity for more stability in this area of your life. If love is not your current focus, serious agreements and contracts could be instead. As you move through the month, remember to make decisions from a heart-centered space—you are setting up the structure of your future!
Cancers will experience a positive spike in money and finances toward the middle of the month, around the Leo full moon on February 16. You could receive a new stream of income, or encounter a creative opportunity that could bring in more money. Investments or business loans could also come through as an additional form of financial help. Think back to what you started around August 2021, because this will now come to a completion.
LEO RISING (OR LEO SUN)
Leo Affirmation: The universe always rewards me for expressing my true self.
Leo, it’s time for you to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight this month! The beginning of the month will highlight relationships, business, or love. You could realize that a current agreement or situation you are in no longer aligns with your values. Additionally, the events that manifest close to the new moon in Aquarius on February 1 could trigger you to make a change—this could pertain to love or a significant work collaboration. Regardless of the situation, February is all about choosing you!
The most powerful full moon of the year for you is in Leo on February 16. This is a portal for manifestation. The desire to embrace your authentic self and leave behind what restricted you will be strong. New contracts, agreements, or work opportunities could level you up. It’s time for you to put yourself first; the universe will reward you for it.
VIRGO RISING (OR VIRGO SUN)
Virgo Affirmation: Abundance is my birthright, and it’s safe to enjoy life!
Virgo, February is clearing up delays and difficulties you may have recently encountered surrounding your daily work life and/or your health. Up until now, you may have been burning the candle at both ends; but with your planetary ruler Mercury (communication planet) turning direct on February 3, you will press pause. Challenging conversations in your professional life could leave you feeling stressed, but don’t worry—this will clear toward the end of the month. Move through this time placing the importance on your health, and practice self-care!
As February ends, your focus will shift toward reconnecting with fun and enjoying life! This month, many of you Virgos will come out of Hermit mode (which also happens to be your card in Tarot) and indulge after a period of internal work. This is due to the pileup of planets, including the planet of joy, Venus, in your fifth house of pleasure. Lastly, expect breakthroughs surrounding a creative project or investment you’ve put a lot of time and energy into.
LIBRA RISING (OR LIBRA SUN)
Libra Affirmation: I am co-creating my reality with the universe. My intuition guides me forward.
Libra, the new moon in Aquarius on the first day of the month will bring swift and sudden changes in the area of home investments, marriage, or creative projects. Mercury turning direct in Capricorn on February 3 will also clear up paperwork, as well as communication delays in those areas of life. The universe is encouraging you to get down to business in order to create the stable life you desire, Libra. Now, you can identify what type of home structure you need to feel settled, grounded, and secure. This month, others could be focusing on a serious partnership, like marriage, and learning to balance resources.
As Pisces season begins on February 18, the sun will shine a light on your sixth house of work, duty, routine, and health. Perhaps you have been overwhelmed; this month, you can finally gain the support you need. This will activate the positive energy of lucky Jupiter in Pisces, bringing resolution, hope, and growth into these facets of your life. Some Libras could begin dabbling in spiritual or creative work, and experience major upgrades of financial support as a result. If you have been putting in countless hours, you can start to experience a payoff toward the end of the month.
SCORPIO RISING (OR SCORPIO SUN)
Scorpio Affirmation: It’s time to shine brightly; no more shrinking myself for the comfort of others.
As the month begins, family and the home will become a focus for you, Scorpio. The new moon in Aquarius on February 1 will illuminate this area of your life, bringing sudden shifts. Expect the unexpected, and be flexible—you may have to make unplanned decisions around your home. Life-changing contracts and agreements are also in the stars for you this month. Remember to check in with your desires, because these changes will be for the long term.
The full moon in Leo on February 16 will encourage your career and professional life to move into the forefront, thus triggering growth in this area of your life. Scorpio, you will be the center of attention this month; allow this lunation to reveal a creative opportunity you deserve. It’s time to step out of the shadow of shrinkage and experience a cosmic glow-up. The world deserves to see who you truly are!
SAGITTARIUS RISING (OR SAGITTARIUS SUN)
Sagittarius Affirmation: I release my worry around money. Money always flows effortlessly and easily toward me.
Dear Sagittarius, the art of communication is the focus for you as February begins. The Aquarius new moon will add a busy energy to your life, bringing in a lot of paperwork, documents, important meetings, and conversations. As we entered the new year, money and your income have been a place of review for you; toward the end of February, this will resolve and improve. You are now learning financial lessons and honoring what you are worth.
Toward the second half of the month, Pisces season—beginning February 18—will turn your attention toward your home sanctuary. Renovations, new decor, spiritual cleansing, and decorating could occupy your time as we head toward the spring. The changes you make during this time could also increase the value of where you live. Some Sagittarians could also begin a spiritual business from home, thus beginning to manifest new income.
CAPRICORN RISING (OR CAPRICORN SUN)
Capricorn Affirmation: The universe always supports and guides me toward my highest reality!
You are finally feeling relief in February, Capricorn—and you absolutely deserve it. Thanks to the double-whammy Mercury and Venus retrogrades, you have been doing an intense amount of shadow work when it comes to yourself and your relationship dynamics. People from the past may have resurfaced; alternatively, old issues have returned to the forefront and begged to be resolved. Now, as the second month of the year begins, you are understanding how to lead your own life and allowing others to rise to the occasion.
Capricorns can also expect financial breakthroughs and positive shifts surrounding money and earned income. This is because of the vibrant full moon in Leo activating your financial houses on February 16. An idea or project you have been working on since August 2021 can reach a conclusion around this time. Expect to make things official and manifest the money you deserve. If any of you are waiting on a loan, mortgage, or grant, now is the time when it could come through.
AQUARIUS RISING (OR AQUARIUS SUN)
Aquarius Affirmation: I embrace my unique, creative spirit. My vision will change the world.
Listen up, Aquarius: the most powerful new moon of the year for you is on the first day of the month! As a result, February could start off with sudden shifts in your family or home structure. This may feel stressful; but thankfully, this energy will soon wind down. Some of you may have been dealing with health concerns, and this month will bring a resolution. Astrologically, this is thanks to Mercury and Venus in Capricorn turning direct after a challenging retrograde cycle.
As the month progresses, relationships and love will be a major focus for you. The full moon in Leo on February 16 may ignite the passion in a current romance or bring about a stable new prospect if you’re single. If love isn’t on the menu for you, the remainder of February can bring fun-filled collaborations or creative work contracts. It’s time to have fun again and break through the restrictive energy you’ve felt since January!
PISCES RISING (OR PISCES SUN)
Pisces Affirmation: I am the magician; with my thoughts and words, I create the reality I desire.
Happy Pisces season, my ethereal fish! February’s energy is bringing you out of the shadows and into a new cycle of positive change and growth. As the month begins, the Aquarius new moon on February 1 will encourage you to shift old, limiting mindsets (particularly inherited from ancestry) and express yourself authentically when it comes to your work. This can also bring hidden information to light that could trigger sudden decisions.
On February 18, the sun will move into your sign and usher in the start of Pisces season. This is the time of year when you feel personally energized; allow the cosmos to identify what you’ll focus on this year. 2022 is about making your dreams come true, and Pisces season will give you that first burst of growth toward achieving your goals. This is a rare and magical season for you because of a powerful alignment between the Pisces sun, Jupiter, and Neptune. Jupiter—your planetary ruler—is also at home, making this one of your luckiest years.