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February Forecast Overview:
On the morning of February 3, Neptune’s charter enters Pisces, its ocean home. The last time this happened, California dreaming was gold rush driven. As the last vestiges of slavery continued to divide a nation, Lincoln would become president, Marx and Engels penned the famous phrase “Workers of the world unite” and a revolutionary wave rocked the capitals of Europe.
Today, instead of a gold rush, there’s a race on for oil. Instead of slave to master, we are tethered to the dwindling pay-check and to rising taxes. Every 165 years, Neptune in Pisces removes the blindfold so that we may see again. It prompts the re-envisioning of a reality that will eventually transcend beyond the constraints of the existing social world order. It provokes a more urgent search for collective and personal redemption. To this cause, we must surrender in totality. Through 2026, Neptune in Pisces will represent as a major signature of the times – of this, mankind’s transitional epoch.
Neptune’s entrance into Pisces on Feb 3 may sweep the spotlight away from the Canadian federal budget and the mud slinging White House race while anticipation builds for Super Bowl Sunday.
Hours prior to the full moon in Leo on Feb 7, Saturn in Libra begins retrograde. Acting like a release valve, Saturn retrograde serves to unblock that which has been building momentum and is now sufficiently fueled for action. It dismantles the outworn rationales prompted by “I should”, and instead refortifies personal will to reclaim empowered self rule. The Leo full moon delivers an unmistakable message. It calls for you to recognize yourself as a creator extraordinaire. If you are not happy about what is occurring in your life, then it is time to risk on a new wind. Set a new goal, experiment more and angst less. Where there’s a spark, there’s fire. A few short hours after the full moon peaks, Venus advances into passionate and driven Aries. Aries is a spontaneous energy, let it inspire and energize you. Through mid month, Venus and Ceres in Aries will continue to stoke you with enough fuel to get you up and at ‘em.
It seems we’ll have something extra to talk about as moon rises full. It isn’t Super Tuesday in the USA, but even so, the day can produce a significant buzz. Mercury and the sun in Aquarius align in the early hours of Feb 7 adds a spark and blasts more into circulation. An announcement, discovery, a new trend, or unexpected news awakens “movers and shakers”. Politics may take a twist, perhaps surprisingly so. Will Gingrich concede? Speculative markets are likely to see especially high volume. There can be protests, disruptions, or eruptions. Perhaps we’ll see weather extremes too.
Get a move on as best you can and make productive use of your time and energy this month. Looking to impress the one you love? February 13 could be even sweeter than sweetheart’s day thanks to Mercury’s exit out of Aquarius and into romantic Pisces. By February 26, Mercury will begin to set up for its retrograde cycle which begins on March 12.
February 7: Full Moon: 1:54 pm (18:32 Leo)
February 21: New Moon: 2:25 pm (2:42 Pisces)
February 3: Neptune enters Pisces (10:52 am)
February 7: Saturn in Libra turns retrograde (6:03am) (29:30 Libra)
February 7: Venus enters Aries: (10:01 pm)
February 11: Pallas Athene enters Pisces (9:05pm)
February 13: Mercury enters Pisces (5:38 pm)
February 18: Sun enters Pisces (10:18 pm)
February 25: Vesta enters Aries (11:03 am)
**All times listed are PST
Activated dates: Feb 1, 7, 9, 10, 12 -15, 19, 22, 23.
ARIES (MARCH 19 ~ APRIL 19)
It seems you have something newly brewing at month’s start. Once the moon becomes full, you’ll discover what has so far escaped your consciousness or view. Over this first week, Mercury’s building alignment with the sun can keep you immersed in social activity, or conversely, it can find you aiming for extra breathing space. Think-tank, study, or investigation time is a good focus for now.
Along with the full moon in Leo, Venus in Aries, February 7 to March 5, will light a new fire, perhaps surprisingly so. Feb 9, Venus aligns with Uranus – let spontaneity take the lead. Feb 14 can bring push come to shove, see you step over a significant threshold and/or make a major breakthrough. You could feel forced to take a stand or declare yourself in some definitive way. A new concern, direction, investigation, or dialogue can launch. Feb 18 through 22 stirs the Pisces depths. Allow the natural currents to take you where they will. Seek sanctuary or spiritual replenishment; rest, slip out of view, conjure, wander; let romance and the creative muses whisk you away.
TAURUS (APRIL 19 ~ MAY 20)
The benefits of Neptune’s advance into Pisces are not to be underestimated. Neptune will open you up to yourself in a way you have not yet fully experienced. As time advances, you’ll feel better integrated, within yourself and in relationships in general.
Allow yourself to dream and to envision where you want to be. If you can’t see it in your heart and mind, how can you expect to get yourself there? Neptune now prompts you to put your creativity to work and to aspire higher.
Mercury aligned with the sun over this first week proves there are more ways to you to reinvent the wheel. Explore new avenues, try a new hat on for size. A new career ambition or project may be just the thing that will build a better bridge into tomorrow. The full moon Feb 7 can illuminate you or catapult you in some unexpected way. You could face an important decision or bare it all talk. The full moon can bring something unexpected to do with home or family matters. When you play your cards right, there’s opportunity for the taking.
Feb 18 through the new moon on February 21, the stars ease you along. Things should progress quite well around this time. The groove is good, so you could coast or bide time and get by just fine, but you’ll seize the best advantage if you apply yourself while the getting runs so smooth.
GEMINI (MAY 20 – JUNE 20)
Ambition looks good on you. Through the full moon Feb 13, Mercury in Aquarius keeps you buzzed up and welcome to new possibilities. Your creative inspiration and ability to make good connections is now at peak. This first week of the month favours attention seeking. Promote, apply, sign-up, study, negotiate, circulate, socialize. Good things can happen when you least expect it. The informing full moon on Feb 7 can deliver exciting news or an unexpected advantage, good deal, or opportunity. It can bring an occasion to flirt or to show off. The full moon may also provide you with an extra edge of luck or good timing. You could score a good deal. On another note, you could give in to extravagance, indulge in an added luxury or guilty pleasure, or be prompted to take a greater than usual risk. While an educated risk is an opportunity in the making, don’t gamble with what you can’t afford to lose. Feb 15 can be a day to cut your losses, to let it go, to move on to something new.
In the days prior to and following the new moon on February 21, allow yourself and others extra margin. Creative rather than left brain work is recommended. New prospects or potentials can bud, but don’t bank on the promise until you give it the test of time. If you have to submit paperwork, sign official forms, or renegotiate legal or financial matters, make sure to read the fine print. The propensity for missing important details is higher than usual. Your health and your susceptibility to advertising is more vulnerable too. Make sure to clarify agreements, plans, and intentions so that it doesn’t come back at you later. Mercury retrograde is soon upon us. Don’t fall asleep at the wheel!
CANCER (JUNE 20 – JULY 22)
Neptune’s travel through Pisces will open you to life in ways you can’t imagine now. You’ll feel more attuned to the world and to your higher consciousness too. Your intuitive faculty can grow stronger; your spirituality can gain new life too. For some, this Neptune placement will prompt a vocational calling of great purpose. For some, it can set the stage for fame, for others, true love.
On the more immediately level, over the first week of the month, Mercury’s alignment with the sun can dish up a new financial opportunity. This planetary pairing can also help you to shatter through your own psychological, emotional, or relationship ceilings. What you discover, about yourself or another can be significantly life-altering. The full moon in Leo on Feb 7 is accompanied by Saturn in Libra beginning retrograde in the early a.m., and Venus (ruler of Libra) advancing into Aries by late night. That’s quite a stellar boost. Watch for a personal breakthrough moment, a revealing exchange, or for a sudden change of course. A relationship, legal, or financial impasse can suddenly give way.
Don’t be afraid to give up to get. Mercury’s advance into Pisces by Feb 13, the sun’s advance into Pisces on February 18, and the new moon on Feb 20 dish up your most opportune portion of the month. Relinquish as the moment dictates, follow the natural river flow, stay confident in your creator self. The universe is abundant, even when you can’t recognize that it is.
LEO (JULY 22 – AUG 22)
Fresh starts, next bests, second tries. You are currently steeped in a discovery process that calls for significant experimentation. Stay observant, open to possibilities, and reserve judgment until you have explored more. Mercury’s building alignment with sun over this first week of the month suggests you are crossing a lot of new ground. Someone or something in particular can have you quite buzzed up and/or keep you guessing. So much is up in the air. There’s extra risk to face. Even though you seem to be very aware of this fact, you can still be taken by surprise.
One way or another, the full moon in Leo on Feb 7 will put you in the know. You could have a sudden epiphany or shatter through a personal mindset or impasse. A financial, legal, or relationship matter can suddenly see progress too. Once past this threshold peak, you’ll find yourself off to the races. Circumstances will fire up or play out fast, especially in the days immediately following the full moon. (Feb 9, 10.) By mid month (Feb 14, 15) you’ll know better where it will lead/settle. Venus in Aries, Feb 7 to March 4, offers fresh perspective and new opportunity. February 18 to 22, go with the flow rather than to push or strain. What’s brewing or possible will naturally reveal itself. If you feel confused or uncertain, pause until you gain a stronger signal. If you still must take action, keep bottom lines in mind, clear your clutter, and aim for what is simple, most productive and useful.
VIRGO (AUG 22 – SEPT 22)
Over this first week or so, Mercury in alignment with the sun can dish up a new challenge for you to face. Positively, this aspect could introduce you to new techniques, solutions, training programs, or job prospects. Someone in your daily get go can create a significant impact, plus or minus. If you can’t quite figure it out how to navigate, look to the revealing full moon on Feb 7, to clarify more and show you how to play it next. A creative insight, lucrative potential, or helpful information can get you re-juiced and/or recommitted. Once Venus lights a fire in Aries, late on Feb 7, you’ll find yourself on a much faster track.
Over the coming year, Neptune’s advance into Virgo will be especially influential for those born around Aug 22, but of course, each of us will attune to Neptune in our own unique ways. For all Virgo folks, Neptune in Pisces will open you up to yourself and the world around you beyond what you have experienced so far. The prompt advocates that you dissolve the consciousness of “I can’t” in order to embrace “I can” more fully. Neptune asks you to lose yourself in order to find yourself – in other words, to surrender who you’ve been in order to step more fully into who you are. Give yourself full creative licence and try a new you on for size.
Feb 18 through 22 can find you completely immersed. These few days can make you conscious of something you had not before considered or realized. You can be especially emotional responsive, perhaps even overly-sensitized to your surroundings. Immunity may be lacking, so make sure to safeguard your health and don’t let yourself get talked into things that are costly or an imposition. On a positive note, Feb 18 to 22 are ideal for dreaming, conjuring, and creative expression; for spiritual replenishment, or a romantic interlude.
LIBRA (SEPT 22-OCT 22)
The full moon on Feb 7 can produce unexpected excitement. You could have an announcement or news to share. Someone could make a surprise visit or entrance into your life. (If your due date is around this time, know the delivery could be an especially quick one.) A windfall, prize or contest win is within the range of possibility. Try your luck with a radio contest, a scratch & win, put your name into the hat, etc. – but don’t risk what you can’t afford to lose. A concert, game, or some other great entertainment can give you plenty to talk about too. Aspire higher, raise your own bar. It’s an ideal time to show off what you can do or to take a stand on something that matters deeply to you.
A new romance can make you feel like you’ve been struck by destiny’s thunderbolt. When it’s right for you, you’ll know it in no uncertain terms. Regarding new interests, relationships, independence, or ambitions, watch for Venus in Aries, Feb 7 to March 4, to keep the fire going strong and to speed things very quickly along.
Neptune in Pisces, beginning Feb 3, and Pisces month beginning Feb 18, adds emphasis on finding more meaning and purpose, in your work and in your life in general. Volunteer activities or concentration on spiritual development can fill in that missing something. Even if you feel you have no time for the extras, know every drop in the bucket adds up. Over time, each thought, each prayer, each contribution will serve to quench the ocean’s needs.
SCORPIO (OCT 22 ~ NOV 21)
“Have to” can weigh heavily on you now. You can feel particularly strained between the crosscurrents of stop and go. Psychological or emotional pressure can get the better of you in this first week of the month, but watch for the full moon catalyst to be a stress reliever. Accompanying the full moon, Saturn’s turn to retrograde and the advance of Venus firing up in Aries can disintegrate blocks, doubt, dilemma, or resistance. You should find you can harness the drive and opportunity you couldn’t claim previously. In fact you could be surprised to find that moving it forward is much easier than you have anticipated.
Neptune in Pisces is a realigning and softening influence. It can also be an exposing influence, making you more obvious to yourself or to others. Positively, the coming Neptune in Pisces years will make you more pliable (in the best of ways), more open to sharing more of yourself, and more willing to explore beyond where you have been so far. It can keep you inspired and hopeful regarding love and life in general. It opens up new potentials and can help you to resource more of your natural talents and creativity. Feb 18 to 22, you can feel very much at one and/or at peace within yourself. Should you find yourself lost within your thoughts or heart, or floating “elsewhere”, well that’s fine too. A temporary escape or cut-out is as good as a rest. This is a great few days to submerge yourself; to dive into a creative project, to seek sanctuary and healing, to gift yourself more, to let romance sweep you away, or to let go and let God. It’s also a good time to start a marketing campaign. For some, Neptune in Pisces can open the pathway to your ultimate path of service. For some, it is a fame generating influence.
SAGITTARIUS (NOV 21 ~ DEC 21)
Neptune in Pisces, beginning Feb 4, ushers you into a poignant life chapter. It is one that will find you craving more time to escape into the recesses of your consciousness. This is where you conjure and create the best, where you can commune directly with your soul. Peace, quiet, solitude, privacy, and spiritual replenishment will become even more vital a requirement. This Neptune placement and the Pisces concentration later in the month, especially Feb 18 to 22, can make you especially responsive and sensitized to environments, moods, and people. Too, you’ll find that you grow more protective regarding your family and those closest to your heart. As Pisces month gets under way, your vulnerabilities can be exposed. This can be a good thing when it sweetens the moment, but of course it is not such a good thing if you feel it marks you as prey.
On another note, it is important to face yourself honesty. Are you hiding something that you know is not in your best interest? It’s an ideal time to come clean with yourself and to seek professional help if you have addictions, food issues, etc.
The match-strike Leo full moon on Feb 7 (and the few days following) can be the highlight of the month. Luck and synchronicity is on your side. You could receive special attention, good news, a surprise invitation, a gift, or an award. Watch for someone or something unexpected, and be ready to take a big leap of faith.
CAPRICORN (DEC 21 ~ JAN 20)
While subtle, Neptune’s advance into Pisces can usher in a breath of fresh air. If you are sensitive enough, you’ll notice that you have a new attitude or approach to life, and that you have begun to express more of yourself. As you attune to Neptune, you can find it is easier to tap into your creativity and natural resources; also that it’s easier to simply be yourself in social situations. This natural progression fits on you like a glove.
Over this first week you can expect to stay busy, both physically and mentally. You can come up with some clever creative ideas or you could discover more lucrative money-making prospects. It is wise to also turn your attention to financial improvement. Better progress can be made.
Too, Mercury and the sun can stimulate a fresh perspective on wants, needs, resources and capacities. Progressively, you’ll get clearer on an issue, relationship, plan, or goal. To a large extent, you can feel like things are really coming together very well. Your intuition can partner with a great sense of timing. Act or speak up when the impulse strikes. Even when the results aren’t what you expect, understand it as a piece of the bigger picture puzzle.
If you find yourself channelling your inner rebel, there’s like to be a root cause. Don’t stuff it, observe and analyze instead. It can be an appropriate time to push your boundaries or to be a risk taker, just make sure you stay smart about it.
This first week of the month can also find you wrestling or racing ahead of yourself. Premonitions or intuitive flashes are worth heeding. You could feel anxious to see what’s around the corner or to get onto that fresh page. You’ll get there soon enough. Watch the triggering full moon Feb 7 for a release, a momentous meeting or exchange, or to put you in the know, perhaps unexpectedly so. Relationship or financial matters can reach a break-though or breaking point. From here, you’ll be able to navigate your way with a freer conscience.
Once Pisces month begins (Feb 18), a new trend, study, interest, or remedy could grab hold of you. It (or they) could be just the ticket. Follow what builds most naturally. It could lead you somewhere good.
AQUARIUS (JAN 20 ~ FEB 18)
A new objective or interest seems to have claimed your attention. You’ll stay peaked and curious right through the full moon on Feb 7. In the mood for a makeover? Shake it up a little, change it a lot. Whatever strikes your fancy. Through this first week, Mercury and the sun bring the ideal time to hit your own refresh button.
On another note, this first week can see you grow more consciously aware of your instincts, impulses, and reactions. You could have a sense of watching yourself in a mirror. Your heightened perception can be a great teacher, listen up!
On Feb 3, Neptune will leave the sign of Aquarius for good. You’ve had plenty of time to try life on for size. Neptune’s advance into Pisces will help you to utilize and apply what you have learned so far. You’ll reclaim and resource more from your hidden depths. Positively, this Neptune placement can help you tap into more of your creativity and potentials, to feel better integrated at the core. If you find yourself feeling uncertain or confused, remember to respond rather than react and you’ll eventually get yourself back on track.
The full moon can bring an opportunity for new independence and a fresh start. It can be an ideal time to launch a new business venture. Someone significant could make their presence or intentions better known. A first meet and greet, an invitation, an intuitive flash, news, a new contract or relationship is a start of so much more to come.
PISCES (FEB 18 ~ MARCH 19)
Neptune’s advance into Pisces will open you up to life in ways you have not yet experienced. Now and over the coming years, this bigger picture transit positions you at ripened stage of soul evolution. You are just at the start of so much more coming down the pike. Maintain faith in your deserving and don’t ever give up on your dreams!
In the more immediate program, start of the month makes you very aware of the world around you – what’s missing from it, and what it will take for you to move from A to B. Relationship and financial matters come into sharper view now too. You’ll see that some of the writing on the wall is too obvious to be ignored any longer.
Over this first week, stay observant and act on your intuitive flashes. Tuesday’s full moon can fire up a new incentive. A sudden insight, new technique, piece of information or a fresh challenge can be a positive stimulant. You could stumble upon a better plan or more useful information. A closed door could open; a lucrative new job, money making prospect, or better technique may suddenly appear. Venus in Aries, Feb 7 to March 4, increases your confidence and creativity. It also provides you with freshly refuelled initiative. This Venus placement is good for your libido too.
Feb 18 to 22 is a time to go submerge yourself in the immediacy of the moment, to go by feel, and to allow the natural flow to guide you. It can be a time of creative exploration, romance, or self promotion. Its also an ideal time to take a pause, to rest, heal and recharge.