Monthly astrological forecasts and horoscopes!
The big news in February: we get our first Mercury retrograde of the year. For those of you not familiar with Mercury retrograde, this simply means the planet slows down its orbit, and the issues associated with Mercury become a bit wonky. Because Mercury is the messenger, communication, travel, and all things tech can go sideways. The best plan: slow the hell down, think before you speak (or hit send), and plan for delays. The retrograde will start in Pisces so emotions can impact your decisions – so you’ll also want to practice a bit of restraint.
Communication gets sensitive when Mercury enters Pisces on the 3rd. Words mean something, and emotions color those words. Feelings are strong, and we’re all ready to express what’s in our hearts. Which means: you can say what you’re feeling. On one level, this can be a good thing. BUT if you’re feeling some type of way and allowing those emotions to run wild, you could end up creating lots of drama, especially when Mercury is retrograde.
Put some heat into your romantic life when Venus blazes into Aries on the 7th. This transit favors sexy texts, bold declarations, and assertive flirting. Want to get that hottie’s number? You’ve got a few weeks to gather your courage and make your move, player! Do keep in mind that Venus in Aries can bring a restless vibe to romance too. Watch out that this doesn’t lead to impulsive decisions.
The glorious Full Moon in Leo on the 9th is your hot spot of the month to finish creative projects – or remove whatever is blocking your self-expression. If you’ve got a book to complete or are struggling to find your muse, petition the Moon for assistance.
Mars enters Capricorn on the 16th, and we’re all ready to create divine order. This is a happy placement for Mars – it elevates discipline and puts the brakes on impulsive actions. Instead, the vibe is calm, managed, and productive. If you set big goals at the start of the year, this transit gives you the muscle to make progress.
Mercury retrograde on the 16th can create confusion and drama, especially in the realm of communication. In addition to the info at the start of this forecast, I would also like to advise putting off purchasing technology until Mercury is direct. Also: back up your computers. Mercury will slip back into Aquarius on March 4th, which could bring tech woes – and trust me, the last thing you want is to lose your work because you’ve been remiss in daily backups (I lost a 60K word manuscript once…).
The Sun drifts into Pisces on the 18th, amplifying compassion. The weeks that the Sun transits Pisces are ideal for getting in touch with your empathy. Think of how others feel. Put yourself in other people’s shoes. Invest time in acts of kindness and charity. If you keep that in mind, the weeks that follow could feel good for all.
The New Moon in Pisces on the 23rd is the perfect portal for opening up your intuition. Trust your gut this day and see where it leads. An opportunity to become kinder, gentler is also possible. Set intentions around intuition, creativity, compassion, and world peace.
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Annnndddd here’s your personal monthly horoscopes:
Taurus: February puts you back in the spotlight at work, dear Taurus. The Sun is sitting high in your 10th house, making it easier for you to tap into your ambitious streak. Focus on your next big goal and trust that you have the power to reach it, even if it takes a bit. Accolades for past work may come your way, bolstering your confidence as you rise higher. Friends will be supportive as can be when Mercury enters your 11th house on the 3rd. If you need a pep talk, ring up your BFF. They’ll help you stay focused on what matters. Clandestine hookups are possible when Venus slides into your 12th house on the 7th. This transit favors secret relationships, and that could translate as a boo on the side – or a romance that you’re not ready to go public with just yet. Whatever the case, your secret lovin’ is safe for the time being. The Full Moon on the 9th brings closure to an issue with your home or family. Something gets resolved around this day, paving the way for a new, lighter atmosphere on the domestic front. Schedule in your travel for the year when Mars enters your 9th house on the 16th. Where do you want to go in 2020? Get out the map and start making plans. But the 16th also finds Mercury retrograde, so it’s best to sit out your travels until that passes in March. This particular Mercury retrograde could also stir up trouble in your social circle. Be careful about what you say and what you hear. Rumors could fly around, and if you’re in the center of those, you might wish you weren’t. The best plan of action is to keep your mouth shut. Set the example of loyalty and keep your nose out of other people’s drama. The Sun will be in your 11th house starting on the 18th. This could play out two ways: on the one hand, it may amplify your social life and get you out of the house. On the other hand, it could magnify any of that friend drama and point the spotlight directly on you. Do not risk friendships by adding any fuel to fires you see. The New Moon on the 23rd will help you to clear things up and get a fresh start if you manage to step in it. It may also reveal important info about a friendship that could change it all. February’s jam: you get to find out who your real friends are.
Gemini: Your wanderlust is sparked this month, dear Gemini. You’ve got the Sun lighting up your travel zone as February commences, so don’t be surprised if you’re itching to hit the road. Your ruler Mercury will begin moving through your 10th house of career starting on the 3rd, so perhaps you may be able to schedule in some business travels. If you can mix business with pleasure, even better. Venus, in your social sector on the 7th, promises more date nights as the month unfolds. If you’re single, you may be meeting some intriguing new suitors. Partnered? Netflix and chill are out – take your boo out on the town. Make Valentine’s reservations at a fancy pants restaurant. In other words: don’t sit home and hope your love life heats up. Get out there and make it fun! The Full Moon not he 9th sheds light on important news. You may receive some information that day could resolve an issue once and for all. Start organizing your taxes when Mars zips into your 8th house on the 16th. Schedule an appointment with your tax preparer, and you could get this out of your hair well before April 15th. The 16th also finds Mercury in retrograde, which could throw plenty of monkey wrenches into your communications and travels. You’ll want to watch what you say and sign. If you’re going anywhere, be prepared for a few speed bumps. Above all, be patient. The Sun enters your 10th house of reputation on the 18th, and suddenly all eyes are squarely on you. You’ve got a few weeks to make a good impression. There is little room for error, so keep chill and be pro all the way. The New Moon on the 23rd opens up a remarkable career opportunity. This could be the chance of a lifetime. Just remember that Mercury is retrograde – you’ll want to scrutinize the details before saying yes.
Cancer: Finances need your attention this month, dear Cancer. The Sun is putting the spotlight on your 8th house, which means it’s time to go over the ole budget. If you’re still digging out from the holidays, a bit of fiscal management may help you get back on track. Distant shores call your name when Mercury enters your 9th house on the 3rd. Suddenly, you’re dreaming of faraway places and getting a case of cabin fever. The question you need to ask yourself: does a vacation make sense now – or will it negatively impact your finances? If it’s the latter, you might want to hold off. Also: Mercury will be retrograde starting on the 16th, and this could bring all sorts of travel drama and delays. My advice: sit tight…for now. The Full Moon in your 2nd house on the 9th could bring a change with your income. This change will require you to make an adjustment in your budget again. Keep in mind, this may not necessarily be negative. Be ready to shift monies around, no matter if it’s good or not so great. Mars in your 7th house beginning on the 16th could add a heavy dose of passion to your relationships. This could certainly bring some excitement! Of course, Mars can also signal arguments. You’ll want to watch your temper if you’re going to avoid quarrels. The Sun will head into your 9th house on the 18th, and suddenly you want to hit the road again. You may be itching for that, but let me repeat: MERCURY IS RETROGRADE for a few more weeks. HOLD OFF. The New Moon on the 23rd brings a travel opportunity that’s too good to pass up. This may be a special deal. Go ahead and nab it but put off your actual travel date until the middle of March. The skies will be much friendlier then.
Leo: February brings transformation in your relationships, money, and self-image, dear Leo. It begins with the Sun putting your attention on your most important partnerships. Every relationship has a dynamic feel to it as in a “we can get through anything” type of vibe. You can. The trick is to make sure that you give to your partner as much as you expect to receive. Do that, and everyone wins. Mercury enters your 8th house on the 3rd, giving you a few weeks to go over shared resources. Whether you’re getting your taxes in order, examining profit and loss statements, or signing a prenup (or loan of any sort), you can find agreement now. Mark out the weeks from February 16th – March 3rd. During that time, contracts can get funky, and arguments could arise over money. You’ll want to apply extra care if you plan on signing a thing – and squash financial beefs as swiftly as possible. Venus in your 9th house starting the 7th provides the perfect scene for plotting out romantic journeys. Of course, you’ll want to schedule those long after Mercury is direct. But nothing wrong with getting the ole plan in motion now. The Full Moon on the 9th lands in your sign and signals a “you reboot.” This is your day to release old limiting beliefs, stories from your past, and insecurities that bring down your regal bearing. Let that stuff go, stand tall, and shake your gorgeous mane! Mars adds a bit of pizzazz to your job, starting on the 16th. The weeks ahead give you the energy to move mountains and take command. This is also your cue to get a move on. If you’ve been spending too much time on the couch, Mars in the 6th will give you the gumption to shake your booty on the treadmill. Yay! The Sun will head into your 8th house on the 18th, making the four weeks that follow ideal for finishing up any negotiations around loans or joint financial agreements. By the time this period comes to a close, you should be locked and loaded. The New Moon on the 23rd brings excellent news about money. This could be a change in your partner’s income, loan approval, or a tax break. Your revenue is about to get much, much better soon.
Virgo: The Sun is blazing a trail in your 6th house of work, dear Virgo, which means you’re in your element. No one, except for Capricorn, enjoys work as much as you. This transit of the Sun finds you at your best, slaying every day at the office. You can get so much done now – so stay on your grind and make mincemeat out of your workload! A few accolades may land in your lap. Know that it is more than well-earned. Mercury zips into your 7th house on the 3rd, which puts communication at the forefront of any and all relationships. If you want to find cooperation, you’ll need to listen as well as you speak. That will be a challenge when Mercury is retrograde starting on the 16th. The weeks that follow could bring misunderstandings and grammatical snafus. Be patient and choose words with care, whether you’re writing, texting, or speaking. Finances get a bump up when Venus heads into your 8th house on the 7th. Your ability to attract more of the good life becomes more relaxed now. This transit of Venus also adds sizzle to your sex life. Your chances of getting paid or laid are better than ever! The Full Moon on the 9th is your best day for self-care. Take the day off. Rest up. Let Calgon take you far away! Get back in action when Mars enters your 5th house on the 16th. You’ve got a few solid weeks to gain traction in your relationships if you’re willing to make the first move. But keep in mind that Mercury retrograde could lead to a few mixed signals. Make sure you’re ultra-clear in your delivery. Your self-expression improves when the Sun shimmies into your 7th house on the 18th. Even if you put your foot in your mouth during the retrograde, you can find a way to turn it around. The New Moon on the 23rd brings a refreshing change to a partnership – or a new person. As spring comes into view, your love life is about to get a whole lot more interesting.
Libra: Don’t be surprised if romance is on your brain more than usual this month, dear Libra. The Sun is hanging around in your 5th house for the first few weeks of February, which may lead to preoccupation with your love life. If you’re single, you may be ready to mingle. Already partnered? As you look ahead to Valentine’s Day, you’re planning how to surprise that special someone. Meetings at work put a reality check on your lovey-dovey notions when Mercury enters your 6th house on the 3rd. Something may be shifting at the office – you’ll need to be as present as possible. This doesn’t need to turn into a romantic buzzkill – leave the work issues at the job, and you can keep that flame burning hot. Thankfully, Venus will be in your 7th house starting on the 7th. This transit ensures you won’t lose sight of your amorous goals, no matter what’s going down at work. The Full Moon on the 9th is excellent for parties. Gather your friends and host a late-winter soiree at your pad. If you look hard enough, you’ll find a reason to celebrate something. Mars will enter your domestic zone on the 16th, giving the green light to real estate matters and home improvement projects. BUT Mercury will also be retrograde that same day so do be mindful about signing contracts, hiring contractors, or tearing down walls. A slow approach to any of these activities will ensure you don’t end up with buyer’s remorse or contractor blues. Your diplomatic skills land you in the leader’s seat on the 18th when the Sun marches into your 6th house. No matter what’s happening on that front, you can smooth out the wrinkles. Coworkers will look to you for guidance, and the authority figures will want your opinion on the big deals. The New Moon on the 23rd is an auspicious day for your career. If you’ve been playing those cards like a pro, the payoff will finally arrive. Corner office? Yes, please.
Scorpio: As the winter months start to wind down, you’re more than happy to snuggle in at home, dear Scorpio. The Sun in your 4th house warms up your domestic sphere – and puts you right into nesting mode. February might be a sweet time for home-cooked meals, decluttering, and couch time with the fam. Pillow talk also factors into making this month oh-so-sweet when Mercury lands in your 5th house on the 3rd. Why go out when you can make your abode the hot love spot? Harmony at work is easier than ever when Venus moves into your 6th house on the 7th. Coworkers will be more than happy to support you at this time. This teamwork will ensure projects move along without too many problems. The Full Moon on the 9th brings a celebration at work. You may receive recognition for a job well done – or a promotion. Something comes to a glorious end on this day, paving the way for bigger goals (and positions). Be VERY careful around driving when Mars enters your 3rd house on the 16th. Here’s why: Mercury will also be retrograde that same day. This combo can bring out plenty of travel dramas – and road rage. Keep your cool, no matter what. Be sure to check the weather before you’re heading out and above all: slow down if the weather is dicey. This transit can also bring about misunderstandings in the romantic department if you’re too aggressive. Best to find a chill zone when you’re driving or trying to flirt. BREATHE. The Sun in your 5th house on the 18th amps up your creativity. If you’re engaged in the arts, you’re at your all-time best now. Even if you’re not, you can express your creativity in genius ways for the next few weeks. A New Moon on the 23rd signals a fresh start in love. But don’t rush into it. Remember the Mars and Mercury shit storm is still raging. You’ll be better able to see what’s really up if you take your time.
Sagittarius: Not much can stop you during the first two weeks of February, dear Sagittarius. You’ve got Mars in your sign, which amplifies your energy to superhuman levels. A mountain in front of you doesn’t stand a chance. That is until Mercury retrograde arrives. More on that in a sec. Short travels may keep you busy this month. The Sun in your 3rd house may open the road for a few trips. If you need to go, do so in the first half of the month. Communication with family becomes easier when Mercury glides into your 4th house on the 3rd. If you have something to say, this is your time o’ the year to let it out. Discussions promise to be productive – but again…the first half of February. (Yes, I am getting to the point in a sec.) Romance is ultra-loving when Venus graces your 5th house starting on the 7th. Single Archers will have better luck on the dating scene while those already partnered may be deepening their connection. Schedule in a special trip on the 9th when the Full Moon lights up your travel sector. This is a beautiful day to indulge your legendary wanderlust! Ambition for cash brings rewards when Mars enters your 2nd house on the 16th. Your earning capacity will improve with your hustle. Go for the green with wildness! Now here’s where it gets complicated: Mercury will be retrograde starting on the 16th. Suddenly, your momentum stalls, family discussions devolve into heated arguments, travel delays test your patience, and financial gains may get erased through impulse. In other words: you need to slow the hell down once mid-month arrives. A reflective approach will keep you out of trouble. The more thought you put into everything, the less likely you’ll experience problems. The Sun in your 4th house on the 18th sets the perfect tone for hibernation. Netflix and chill. Focus on getting order in your home. Those activities will occupy your mind and save you from unnecessary drama. The New Moon on the 23rd is terrific for home improvement projects or buying a new abode. Just remember to be mindful around contracts, though. Once Mercury is direct in March, you can sign away. But before then? Don’t sign the dotted line without a good attorney. (Psst…this is a great time to move in with your honey…)
Capricorn: You can get your finances in order this month, dear Capricorn. With the Sun illuminating your 2nd house, you have the wherewithal to see precisely what needs to be done. Better yet, you can also find new ways to make more cash. You’re one of the better money managers of the zodiac, so this new hustle and a bit of willpower will ensure you get ahead well before tax time. Mercury, in your 3rd house starting on the 3rd, brings plenty of opportunities for short trips. While usually, I would say go, that Mercury will also be retrograde starting on the 16th – and with it comes traffic jams, communication drama, and derailed plans. You’ll need an extra dose of patience if you are hitting the road. Venus, in your domestic sector starting on the 7th, makes your home a place of serenity. This may create a conundrum: should I go or stay in? While the open road beckons, so does your couch. Perhaps a balance can be struck: go forth and conquer the world the first half of February and then hunker down on the home front once that retrograde action kicks in. The Full Moon on the 9th brings essential financial news. Something is about to change – and it could bring relief. Mars in your sign on the 16th gives you the muscle to move mountains. If you need to tackle a massive project, you’ve got the will to cut through that shizz like a sizzling hot knife through Velveeta! Do remember to pause before taking action, though. After all, Mercury will be retrograde on the same day. While this won’t stop you from slaying every day, it could slow you down. That’s not such a bad thing if you’re trying to do the job right. The Sun in your 3rd house on the 18th puts power behind your words. You can express your ideas brilliantly now. Share your mission with the world! People are listening – and you can wow ’em. The New Moon on the 23rd can open up a travel opportunity – or a chance to shine in the media. Either way, you’re going far.
Aquarius: The Sun is burning oh-so-brightly in your sign, dear Aquarius. This gives you a golden glow, one that is sure to attract opportunities and admirers for most of February. Celebrate your awesomeness in your unique style. Make it a party wherever you go! Mercury, in your 2nd house starting on the 3rd, gives you a few weeks to have meaningful money discussions. Schedule in time with your financial advisor. Discuss budgets with the fam. Let your boss know that you want a raise. In other words, if you’re going to get ahead, you gotta talk about it! Thankfully, Venus will be in your 3rd house of communication starting on the 7th. This transit ups your persuasion ability, making it easier than ever to get what you want in any and all things. It’s also ideal for flirty action! If you fancy a particular person, don’t be shy – let ’em know you’re hot to trot! The Full Moon on the 9th brings closure to an old relationship. If some former flame is still lingering around, you’ll be able to say buh-bye once and for all. YAY! Freedom from the past feels good! When Mars moves into your 12th house on the 16th, you’ll feel like stepping back from the spotlight a bit. That’s a good idea because Mercury will also be retrograde on the same day. Make the rest of February about rest, recuperation, and reflection. Avoid aggressive or impulsive decisions. Let things settle out until March. You’ll be able to see situations with greater clarity then. The Sun in your 2nd house beginning on the 18th magnetizes more money to you. Your earning capabilities are rising rapidly, paving the way for future security. A New Moon on the 23rd brings fantastic financial news. This could be the start of a path to prosperity. If an offer arrives around that day, hold off on making any decisions until after Mercury is direct on March 3rd. Give yourself time to explore all the nuts and bolts.
Pisces: The motto for February: relax, don’t do it. Between the Sun in your 12th house of rest and the impending Mercury retrograde in your sign, it’s best to keep everything in chill mode, dear Pisces. Rather than pushing yourself, you can kick back and let everyone else fight it out. Mercury in your sign on the 1st helps you to articulate your feelings, but retrograde on the 16th finds you putting your fins in your mouth. The second half of the month: keep a lid on it. Better to say nothing at all and keep the risk of appearing foolish to a minimum. Retail therapy is calling when Venus saunters into your 2nd house on the 7th. A bit of bling might be in order! Go ahead and treat yourself. It’s all good. The Full Moon on the 9th brings an end to a job. This could be a project completed – or downsizing. It’s also possible that you’re simply ready to move on. If anything comes to a close around this day, it will free you up for something better. Mars in your 11th house on the 16th could bring increased social activity – or fighting with friends. If you’re going to be hitting the party circuit, just remember that Saturday night is NOT alright for fighting. If a debate with a pal gets too heated, walk away. You’ll save the friendship. Also: Mercury is retrograde this same day, so if anyone is bound to make a faux pas, it will probably be you. When the Sun enters your sign on the 18th, you’re ready to throw off your parka and make some noise! This is your birthday season so let the party start with YOU. The New Moon on the 23rd is auspicious for updating your look and debuting a new you. Consider this your best day for a rebrand. All eyes are turning your way – do not disappoint!
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