February 2013 Overview
I can think of nothing more heart-wrenching than watching Gabby Gifford lobbying for new gun legislation in the USA. Or as bittersweet as pictures of the innocent faced 16 year old Mallala Yousufzai approaching what is hopefully her final surgery. Or as awesome as Chris Hadfield tweeting and teaching from space. Or as threatening a prospect as Syria’s chemical weaponry.
As of Jan 30, Jupiter completed its four month retrograde cycle. We have seen more mobilization over the past few weeks, but we’ll see a lot more now. Know that Jupiter stimulates potent karmic storyboards through the start of March and will again in the second half of April.
February is a destiny shaping month. Mars advances into Pisces on Feb 1 at dinner time PST, and just one hour later, Venus, the other half of the relationship duo, treks into Aquarius. Mars, the action/assertion planet is our leading creative and experiential force. When in Pisces, it creates greater sensitivity and vulnerability. On the positive, it can inspire heart and soul. It ignites compassion, empathy, romance, and artistry. It allows us to dream and to aspire. On the flip side, Mars in Pisces can open up the categories of illusion, disillusionment, confusion, dissipation, or loss. There is always than is visible, more to uncover. It can also display as an escapist, unveiling, or passive/aggressive influence. Mars in Pisces will unleash the potentials that have built sufficient momentum to break through to the ocean’s surface. Pisces is a collective archetype. When ignited, we gain mass consciousness. It is an archetype of the search for ultimate meaning and for ultimate redemption.
Venus in Aquarius liberates our consciousness, our resourcefulness, and helps us to explore new values, potentials, and relationships. It brings new social opportunity and it stimulates finances and economic trends.
Mercury advances into Pisces on February 5. From February 4 to Feb 8, Mars and Mercury form conjunctions with each other and with Neptune. With Pisces so activated, there is so much more than the usual creative potential floating out there, but with it also comes much uncertainty. How can you tell if what you are feeling or experience is truth, true, or beneficial for you? How natural a fit is it for you? If you can separate the wishful projection or fantasy goal or fearful insecurity from the actuality that appears before you, then you are likely to have good footing. Allow yourself to be hopeful, allow yourself to explore, but also allow for time to fill in the rest of the picture. Despite urging you to be cautious, action taking is opportune through the first three weeks of the month. Feb 6, 7, 11, 12, 15, 16 are good workable dates when action taking can meet with results.
Pisces rules the immune system and with so many planets activated in this sign, it’s a good idea to put more attention to protecting your health and your valuables. We are heading into the epidemic season.
Saturn in Scorpio turns retrograde on Feb 18, and is followed just a few days later by Mercury in Pisces retrograde, which starts on Feb 23. Over that week in particular, you could find that you stall out and/or lose your good momentum. Mercury retrograde can be confusing, unleashing or unhinging. Along with Saturn retrograde, something may be revealed that could be undermining, disillusioning, draining, etc. For this reason, it is wise to proceed with caution right from the start of the month. The charts of Syria and Bashar al-Assad are affected by this month’s Pisces transits. Things could get even uglier.
Saturn is currently setting a significant platform in place. What is set into play will continue to be the priority karma we have chosen for this moment in time. It is also a key determinant regarding our long range future. We’ll continue to develop and build on this platform to the Nov 3 eclipse. By the time we get to that point, we’ll have a much better idea of the shape of things to come.
Feb 9: New Moon in Aquarius (11:20 pm) 21 Aquarius 43
Feb 25: Full Moon (12:26 pm) 7 Virgo 24
Feb 1: Mars into Pisces (5:54 pm)
Feb 1: Venus in Aquarius (6:47 pm)
Feb 4: Ceres in Gemini ends retrograde (0:50 am;) 19 Gemini 44
Feb 5: Mercury into Pisces (6:56 am)
Feb 18: Saturn stations retrograde (9:03 am)
Feb 23 to Feb 17: Mercury stations retrograde (1:41 am) 10 Pisces 52
**All times listed are PST, please check your local time
Dates to watch: Feb 1, 4 – 8, 10 – 16, 18, 20, 21, 23 – 26, 28
ARIES (March 21- April 19)
If you haven’t been able to move forward on plans, projects, paperwork, or important talks, you will find better opportunity now that Jupiter retrograde has ended. Jupiter in Gemini will keep you on a busy learning curve through the end of June. It’s an ideal transit for writing projects, classes, marketing, and networking; for diversifying your interests or income sources, and for expanding yourself socially too. While Jupiter continues through Gemini, there can be important agreements to make and documents to sign: i.e. a lease or rental agreement, prenup, insurance claim, citizenship or status claim. Jupiter also prompts the right time to hire or change agents, to get a second opinion, or to team-up with someone on a business or personal project.
Someone you know, perhaps a friend, sibling, neighbour, colleague or acquaintance, can be of growing influence or concern. The involvement can be direct or indirect, but they seem to map the program out for you. Watch this month for clues, building undercurrents, or developments. Noteworthy dates: Feb 4 – 12, 15, 16, 18 -20, 23, 25, 26, and 28.
Through March 11, Mars in Pisces can keep you guessing or at a loss. On the other hand (or despite all), Mars can also keep you inspired and hopeful. This influence is best used on creative projects and spiritual replenishment. To the plus, Mars in Pisces can diffuse or disarm some of the edginess or intensity of recent weeks.
Bringing you fresh prospects, goals, inspirations, and diversions, Venus tenants Aquarius from Feb 1 to the full moon on February 24. Watch for synchronicity to open a door you couldn’t budge previously. You could start a new dialogue or fresh round of talks. Venus sparks more social opportunity also, someone or something new can keep your interest well peaked.
Due to its retrograde cycle, Mercury will tenant Pisces from Feb 5 to April 13. That’s a long research, stage-setting, or incubating cycle. It allows ample time for you to feel your way along. Mercury’s retrograde tour can be revealing, to the plus or minus. On the positive, it can help you to tap your rich inner resources, and/or to find the missing key. On the other hand, it can show you what you’ve missed out on, or what’s been altogether lost. Of course, when Pisces is the signature, it’s hard to tell what’s true or false, if it is truly lost forever, or just temporarily out of sight. Keep open-ended and open minded for now.
Mars, Mercury, and Neptune are in conversation from Feb 4 to 8. There’s plenty of potential, but don’t bank on promises or maybes. Mercury retrograde also offers a good time to hide out for awhile, to vacation, seek sanctuary, or rest. Pump up on vitamins and guard your immune system.
This month’s transits prompt an exploration of your ultimate ideals and ambitions. What/who you feel is worth fighting for, worth striving for, worth opening your heart for?
Saturn retrograde, starting Feb 18, calls for you to begin on that which is long overdue, namely those important physical, material, emotional and psychological renovations.
TAURUS (April 20 -May 20)
The end of Jupiter retrograde can help you to make better, more lucrative contact with the world around you. Look around and you are likely to find fresh work or educational prospects. Relocation can be worth considering too.
The advance of both Mars and Venus into new signs on Feb 1 can prompt a significant shift to your personal perspective, your finances, and your relationship dynamics. Venus in Aquarius, Feb 1 to 25, can help you to make essential breakthroughs in all three areas. The Venus transit can stimulate new professional opportunities, business prospects and advance legal matters. It can help you to reinvent your own rules and to change your relationship with authority figures too (parents, bosses, etc.)
Mars in Pisces can make for an easier flow, personally, socially, and creatively. Still, don’t fall asleep at the wheel. Important matters can slip by you unnoticed. While it’s good to be trusting and open hearted, misplaced faith can be painful at some later point. With so much planetary stimulation occurring in the sign of Pisces, it’s easy to buy into the illusion, to get overly caught up or swept away, to open up or reveal more than you should, to blur the distinctions between what’s important and what’s not. Keep a more watchful eye on boundaries, indulgences, and vices. This advice is especially worth remembering Feb 4 – 6, and also during Mercury’s retrograde cycle, Feb 23 to Mar 18.
Saturn in Scorpio will spend the next couple of years teaching you about limits and liabilities of partnerships and important personal interactions. Saturn always increases the pressure and the need where-ever it goes. You can face some tough decisions or hard lessons. On the other hand, if you have already laid a good foundation, Saturn in Scorpio can empower you and help you to achieve something of lasting value. Saturn retrograde starts Feb 18. What cements into being now will become both your baseline and your work program through November. Saturn forces you to re-prioritize and reformulate, especially in the following areas: primary relationships, social purpose, career development and material bottom lines. For the year ahead, Saturn works well with Pluto, Neptune, and Chiron, so know that it is an opportune year for a major overhaul where you desire and need it the most.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
You should find you have a lot more get-up-and-go now that Jupiter is no longer in retrograde. Of course, knowing how to direct that energy to your maximum benefit can be tricky while Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Chiron and the sun make various alignments in Pisces throughout this month. On the plus slide, Venus in Aquarius, Feb 1 to 25, and the Aquarius new moon on February 9 re-energizes you with fresh ideas, attitudes, and opportunity. Serendipity and creativity go hand in hand, especially over this first week. Social, professional, academic, legal, financial, or romantic, there’s plenty of promise and potential in this first week of the month. Feb 6, Mercury trine Neptune and Venus trine Jupiter are excellent for manifesting. Things can open up and/or work out beautifully. It’s a good month to travel or to expand marketing or social connections, but keep on the alert regarding potential vulnerable or weak spots.
Saturn retrograde, starting Feb 18, can prompt you to rethink your career, scholastic, or financial strategy. Not satisfied? Feeling limited? Consider a complete career redirection. This is an ideal year to retrain or to develop a speciality that will set you apart from the crowd. Train now and you could be ready by fall. Or, aim for a two year goalpost.
Saturn in Scorpio necessitates that you prioritize your health. When Saturn sets to work, your choices and options can be limited. In fact, Saturn prefers to dictate. You may not like all that Saturn puts on the make-work roster, but Saturn is determined to help you to gain something productive and of lasting worth. Saturn’s retrograde cycle starting Feb 18 calls for you to put even more serious effort toward your self-improvement programs and upgrades. Aim to quit smoking, drinking, or tackle those other vices. Your full commitment is required. You can’t sit on the fence or test the waters; you have to dive in fully. Easing you along the way, Saturn receives good support from power planet Pluto for most of this year, also from Neptune and Chiron.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
Now that Jupiter retrograde is over, you’ll gain better motivation, hopefulness and inspiration. Of course you still have more to gathering up/building-up to do before you hit Jupiter in Cancer’s full tilt (that comes at the end of June), but feel encouraged to know that February offers better promise, luck, and prospects.
Mars in Pisces, starting Feb 1, and Mercury in Pisces, starting Feb 5, can increase your confidence, creativity, and can-do. There’s a lot more for you to explore. If you feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to plug in, simply allow yourself to be curious and stay open to new experience. It’s your best teacher. What’s right for you should come naturally. It is a good month to get moving, but it isn’t a month to force the envelope.
The first half of February can be wonderful for creative development, romance, or for gaining public attention. Saturn retrograde, starting Feb 18 can necessitate that you pull back more – or that you stop and pause altogether. It’s never a good idea to scramble prior to the start of Mercury retrograde, which begins on Feb 23. Simplicity is the best way to go, but once Mercury retrograde begins in Pisces, it can be easy to lose sight, interest, or your way. Mercury can diffuse, confuse, or dissipate that which seemed so right or so sure fired. Venus enters Pisces on the full moon February 24. It’s a time to go gentle on yourself and others. Mercury retrograde can be an ideal time to take a vacation or to take a temporary hiatus. As is typical of Mercury retrograde, you are likely to revisit places and faces. Noting that Venus is also in Pisces, you could romanticize the possibilities or the lost opportunity. It is also possible that you could re-meet with a lover or past crush, a helper/rescuer, teacher, advisor, or someone you admire.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Your interest level and social life can perk up again, thanks to the end of Jupiter’s four month retrograde. You’ll also find you can finally get going on those side-tracked goals and projects. Advancing into new signs on Feb 1, both Mars in Pisces and Venus in Aquarius can help you to establish a better personal, creative, relationship, and romantic flow. Venus in Aquarius can introduce you to new people, products, or financial prospects. Both planets can make you sweat it a little less, although both Mars and Mercury in Pisces, starting Feb 4, can also tempt you to slack off, indulge more, or fritter away more of your money, heart, and time. Mercury travels in retrograde motion from Feb 23 to Mar 18. Remember that a major purchase or major contract signing is not recommended during the cycle. The hidden costs (material or emotional) can get the better of you. On the other hand, Mercury retrograde is best used for soul searching, creative musing, personal review, relaxation, or a healthy escape.
Saturn retrograde, beginning on Feb 18, can help you to become more resourceful. If you can’t get your needs met from them, try getting it from yourself. Saturn retrograde is an internal strengthening influence, it helps you to refortify from within. Aim to pull back from the family dramas. On a positive note, Saturn retrograde can help you to create an added degree of separation between you and the everyday challenges, especially regarding home and family dynamics. Saturn in retrograde can also be an isolating influence, but if so, know the transit intends to help you to pinpoint the specifics better. Once you can get a more exact bearing on what isn’t working, what is nagging at you or dragging you down, you can begin the process of reworking it. Saturn retrograde can uncover health issues that have been previously hard to diagnose. Saturn, Pluto and the rest of the stellar gang aim to help you to re-invent and re-empower yourself. It’s a process and it takes time. The benefits far outweigh the extra effort that is now required.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
The past four months of Jupiter retrograde has likely challenged you to get yourself better organized and on track. When you stop to check in with yourself, you’ll see that even though you have further to go, that you have progressively gained on yourself.
Venus in Aquarius, Feb 1 to 25, continues your self-improvement learning curve. Be open to trying something new on for size. A new process, method, approach, or tool could do the trick quite nicely. Feb 6, 7, Venus trine Jupiter makes work and working it out especially opportune. Apply for a new job, sign up for a new training program, hire a coach or agent, have a talk, negotiate a deal, approach a boss, teacher, or person in charge; sign a lease; get new wheels.
Mars in Pisces, Feb 1 to March 11, and Mercury in Pisces, Feb 4 to April 13, can stimulate your social life, public profile, or your love life. Stay hopeful, get creative, and explore the possibilities, but also stay open-ended or non-committal. This month’s transits, especially Mercury retrograde (Feb 23 to Mar 17) can peel back more layers and/or expose more than is apparent to begin with. You can get mixed signals, or you could find that someone tries to hide something important from you. On the flip side, also take care that you don’t give away too much. Emotions, body language or social media postings can reveal volumes.
Saturn retrograde, starting Feb 18, can find you internalizing more. While it is a good transit for personal reflection and for sorting out life’s complexities, don’t bottle yourself up. On the plus side, Saturn retrograde helps you to zero in on what’s most important, to get clearer, more dedicated, and ambitious. You can retain information better, which of course will benefit studies. It’s a good influence for upgrading your skills and proficiency. Saturn’s retrograde influence is one of refortifying and strengthening from within. It is one of learning better self preservation tactics, and of more astute planning. Progressively, Saturn will help you to stand up for yourself more, to speak and convey with more power, conviction, and presence. It is one that won’t let you betray or give up yourself, no matter what.
LIBRA (SEPT 22-OCT 22)
The end of Jupiter retrograde provides more opportunity for you to broaden yourself, and to partake and engage with others more fully. More travel, study, relocation, or another career path is entirely within Jupiter’s realm. Jupiter can increase your social and love life opportunities. Legal, publishing, marketing, or immigration matters can now move ahead, although know that once Mercury turns retrograde, Feb 23 to Mar 17, you could lose your way temporarily. For this month, go with the natural flow, test the waters, and look to mid March through the end of June for the full steam ahead.
Of course, there’s still half a month to put to good use before the retrograde cycle gets under way. Just one hour after Mars advances into Pisces on Feb 1, Venus, your ruler, advances into Aquarius. Through to the full moon on February 25, Venus does you great justice. Your creativity, intuition, people skills, and popularity are at peak. Everybody loves you. Perhaps one special one loves you too. February 6, 7, can be fortuitous, even lucky, regarding professional, financial, social, legal, or creative activities. With Mars, Mercury, Neptune, and Chiron forming dynamic alignments in Pisces over this first ten days of the month, ceilings, blockages, rationale or reasoning can disintegrate. Flood gates can open. It can be a mixed bag. Watch for unexpected potential, opportunity, add-ons or rising costs, breakthrough points, big news, revelations, or major letting go. You never know how far you – or it – can go. Sky’s the limit, enjoy your abundance, but also try to keep somewhat realistic in your expectations and try not to give into extravagance, impulsiveness, or an overactive imagination.
This is cold and flu epidemic season. Build up your immune system, stay away from coughing folk, and wash your hands often.
Saturn retrograde, starting Feb 18, calls for you to become more resourceful and more self reliant. Good money management is essential. There may be added family responsibilities to contend with too. An important investment (time, heart, or money), contract, or commitment can be in the works. Saturn’s lock-it- down, seal-the-deal influence is not an overnight paving job, but a life-style priority. Well supported by Pluto, Saturn brings you to a time is ripe karmic threshold. It can be a rewarding time to start a business, a family, or a new personal healing mandate.
SCORPIO (Oct 23~Nov 22)
You are likely to make better financial and relationship inroads now that Jupiter has completed its four month retrograde tour. Jupiter also gives you the green light to invest more time, money, or more of yourself into something or someone that has been vying for your attention over these past several months.
The first three weeks of February are especially opportune, There are many optimized dates to work with this month; here are a few that stand out: Feb 6 – 8, 11, 12, 15, 16.
Your intuition, sensitivity dial, and compassionate side are way up this month. Mars in Pisces, Feb 1 through April 11, is a wonderful influence for creativity, entrepreneur or career ambitions, and romance. Put yourself, your talents, or products out on show. Mars can bring you added notoriety too. Along with Mercury in Pisces, starting Feb 5, this month can turn the spotlight onto a special someone. When the heart or imagination is captured, you can be especially vulnerable. You can try to hide your feelings, but their on show all the same. Music, live theatre, dance, spiritual retreats or vacation getaways are excellent outlets to soothe or replenish the soul. If you have an artistic, creative, musical, or inspirational project to work on, make sure you allow yourself quality time to tap your abundant wellspring. The results can be powerful and/or moving.
Saturn retrograde, beginning on Feb 18 can necessitate that you stop driving yourself, or others, so hard. You may need to adjust your expectations, ambitions, or rules. You are likely to come to realize that you don’t have as much power or control as you previously thought. Saturn calls for an essential re-prioritization. It may be a matter of giving up to get.
Mercury retrograde, Feb 23 to Mar 18, is sure to put you back in touch with people you haven’t interfaced with for awhile. Use this transit to devote your attention to a short project or jaunt, to revisit places or projects, to resume unfinished business or to take time out to heal.
Venus in Aquarius, Feb 1 to Feb 25, can keep you especially busy with home and family matters. Venus in Pisces, starting Feb 24, is yet another wonderful influence for romance, finances, career, and creative aspirations.
SAGITTARIUS (NOV 22~DEC 21)
Your ability to get your message across/to reach out and touch someone gains better traction now that Jupiter has finished its four month retrograde tour. You’ll be more receptive to what others have to convey too. Mars advances into Pisces on Friday evening and just an hour later, Venus treks into Aquarius. Both planetary shifts open your heart and mind wider and help you to move past the recently blocked energy and emotions. It’s a natural letting go/moving forward process. At the same time, both Venus and Mars are instigating. A new financial or relationship prospect, personal mission, inspiration, study, marketing venture, creative project, or address change can keep your spark well lit.
Once Mercury advances into Pisces on Feb 4, you’ll submerge even deeper into your private world and home life. A vacation, spiritual retreat, or hide-out time can offer wonderful replenishment for body and soul. The less outside distractions, the better. You need time to feel, think, dream, and conjure. Peace and quiet is a precious commodity, although with Mars and Mercury so active through out the month, you are likely to keep pumping away one thing after another. Mercury retrograde, Feb 23 to Mar 17, can find you revisiting family issues, or the transit can put you back in touch with family or folks from your past. Keep a close eye on everything to do with plumbing, water, hazardous liquids, cleansers, food and personal safety. Top up your immune system, keep your distance from sick people, protect your valuables and remember to back up and lock up. Unexpected home repairs are possible (leaks and such).
The full moon in Virgo on February 25 can be particularly challenging or unravelling regarding professional and home matters. Mistakes can be made. There can be a lack of work or you could run out of options. Don’t take unnecessary chances with health, finances, or the law. Then again, the full moon can simply signal a busy end to the month, especially so if you are moving your residence or starting a new job.
CAPRICORN (DEC 22~JAN 19)
You’ll fair better with repair work, paperwork, talks and negotiations, studies, and self healing now that Jupiter has finished its four month retrograde. It’s also a better time to search for a new job, agent, or advisor, although the opportunity window is short this month due to Mercury retrograde which starts on Feb 23. Still there’s plenty of potential through mid month.
Mars in Pisces, Feb 1 to Mar 11 keeps you especially expressive. You’ll feel a lot and you can’t hide it, nor do you want to. It is appropriate for you to share and to get it out, but make sure you put soft spin on your delivery. Others are also hyper sensitive now. The danger for a misunderstanding to create a wider chasm is particularly high once Mercury advances into Pisces on Feb 5, and even more so once Mercury goes retrograde, Feb 23 to Mar 17. Mercury retrograde can increase confusion, uncertainty, illusion, disillusionment, vulnerability, distraction and forgetfulness. Stay vigilant when driving, using equipment or machinery, back up your computer, protect your valuables, and keep safety first in all you do. Items that are misplaced during Mercury retrograde are usually found again, but it’s of course best if you don’t have to hunting in the first place.
Venus leaves Capricorn on Feb 1, but you’ll continue to gain her benefit’s package. To Feb 25, Venus in Aquarius, to Feb 25, refreshes your perspective and helps you to open up to alternative options and more creative solutions. As your insight grows, you can discover new capacities. Venus in Aquarius also boosts your financial and investment prospects.
Your new lifestyle and personal reinvention program has been underway for quite some time now. As Saturn in Scorpio begins retrograde on Feb 18, it marks another official, point-of-no-return threshold crossing. You still have a lot more to work out of course. By late fall, your current reframing project will be taken as far as it can go. You’ll find yourself standing on a solid new platform with eyes looking forward, not back.
AQUARIUS (JAN 20~FEB 18)
The end of Jupiter retrograde is great news for your sign. Through June, Jupiter is situated in its most fortuitous chart position for love, speculative ventures, career and business opportunity, personal wellbeing, creative endeavour, and your social life. Did I miss anything? Yes, Jupiter offers abundance where you desire it the most. Your opportunities are on the increase, but of course, it is up to you to make the most of life’s synchronicities.
Venus advances into Aquarius as of Feb 1. Through the full moon on Feb 25, Venus revitalizes you energetically and emotionally, and keeps you on sparkle mode. Venus increases your ability to attract attention and favour.
Mars in Pisces, Feb 1 to March 11, and Mercury in Pisces, beginning Feb 4, also help you to tap into more of your creativity and potentials. Your compassion, sensitivity, and empathic abilities are also well ignited. You’ll feel more than you usually do. With so much stirring in Pisces, there’s a greater propensity toward impracticality, overindulgence, or the money drain. Watch your vices and don’t let yourself get trapped by them. The maintenance of healthy limits requires added due diligence through this month and the next several.
The week building up to the new moon in Aquarius on Feb 9 is full of potential, but there are no sharp lines to help you define the walls or ceilings. Having said that, Feb 6 and 7 offers something of tangible substance and value. Venus trine Jupiter can bring it together quite beautifully. The week following the new moon is also productive and solidifying. Stay motivated and you’ll gain good ground.
Beginning Feb 18, Saturn retrograde necessitates that you to hold yourself or others to greater accountability. It’s time to review and revamp your career or personal life priorities. There are required responsibilities and chosen ones, and you need to make good on both. What crystallizes for you now will establish the work that will carry you through to the end of the year.
PISCES (FEB 19~MARCH 20)
The end of Jupiter retrograde thrusts you onto a next page initiative. You can now move forward on house hunting, travel plans, new creative projects, etc. A sense of adventure calls you now. You are game for anything goes, and it’s game for you too.
Providing you with plenty of fresh fuel, Mars advances into Pisces on Feb 1. Venus treks into Aquarius on the same day. There’s so much new ground for you to cover. Consider it as a “coming alive” time. You’ll continue on this fired-up track through this month and next.
Mercury in Pisces, Feb 5 to April 13, is on an extended visit to your sign, thanks to its retrograde tour Feb 23 to March 17. Feb 4 to 8, Mars, Mercury, and Neptune are in close alignment. This “take a stab at it/bear it all/what have you got to lose” week can start with uncertainty and guesswork, but progressively, you should get yourself someplace good. Feb 6 to 16 can be your best piece it together/make it happen dates. It’s also a wonderful time for creative, romantic, or spiritual development. Stay results driven and you’ll gain a lot to show for yourself. Still, it’s never good for force the envelope prior to Mercury retrograde. Go with the natural flow instead. If it doesn’t come together readily and easily, it wasn’t meant to be. Trust in the abundance of creative possibilities. The universe has opened all the doors and windows for you. Something will pour forth.
Saturn in Scorpio turns retrograde on Feb 18, the same day your birthday month begins. In the immediate terms, it’s an appropriate time to take a step back and to enjoy a get-away from your ordinary, everyday. Along with Mercury’s retrograde cycle, the latter portion of the month prompts a reassessment of ambitions, plans, priorities, options, and involvements. The emotional full moon on February 24 can deliver something sudden or unexpected. Pump up your immunity and be especially careful when driving or racing along. Extra pre-cautions and safety measures are always a good idea during Mercury retrograde.