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The month of love has arrived! How will February's planetary transits effect your love life? Keep reading to find out!
At A Glance
Here are some of this month’s key dates and events.
February 1 - Mars squares Pluto. This is a difficult transit prone to anger, frustration and change. It will create an atmosphere of stress and compulsiveness. People will be apt to get into power struggles or arguments. It will be easy to become obsessive over an idea or thought.
February 2 - Venus trines Uranus. Positive for love, romance, social activities and in some cases finance.
February 4 - New Moon at 15 degrees of Aquarius. Set your intentions!
February 7 - the Sun sextiles Venus. This is expansive and positive. Great for conversation, writing or sales calls.
February 13 - Mars conjuncts Uranus. This transit is prone to arguments, unexpected events, accidents and changeability. Caution is advised in these areas.
February 17 - Venus sextiles Neptune. Creativity, intuition, beauty and compassion is the theme today.
February 18 - the Sun sextiles Uranus. This is positive and prone to new ideas and projects. Venus conjunct Saturn can be a positive transit for business ventures, and can connect us with things from the past. It can also seem lonely, depressive and some will feel unappreciated and unloved. Some relationships could end.
February 18 - the Sun enters Pisces
February 19 - the full moon (Supermoon) falls in at 0 degrees of Virgo. With Mercury conjunct Neptune things can be confused and unclear.
February 22 - Mercury squares Jupiter. Generally positive but things can be blown out of proportion. Venus conjunct Pluto relates to money or love, which can become obsessive or intense.
February 23 - Mercury conjuncts Pluto. Good for getting to the bottom of any situation.
All planets remain in direct motion during February, which means our plans are on go, and we can move forward relatively unhindered. It is rare to have a two month span of time without retrogrades so make the most of this time as we won't have another month this year with all planets direct.
Get Ready for Mercury Retrograde
The first planet to retrograde this year will be Mercury on March 5. The shadow period of the retrograde is when energy starts to subtly shift and this will begin February 19. Wrap up important matters by the end of the month if you can, otherwise projects may get delayed, changed or cancelled, as the nature of a retrograde Mercury dictates.
Last Month of Uranus is in Aries
In February we are nearing the end of our 7 year cycle of Uranus in Aries. On March 6, Uranus moves into Taurus where it will spend the next seven years
During February Uranus will be at the last degree, or the 29th degree of Aries. This is considered the Anaretic degree and often considered crisis oriented. There can be a feeling of urgency or that we only have so much time left to accomplish something of significance.
Uranus in Taurus is ruled by Venus, one of the financial planets that rules the second house of money, and it also concerns our values which will become more defined both personally and globally along with global finances.
It's as though we are in between two worlds at this time - the end of the era of self interests and the precipice of a new period where we will eventually have a different focus in many ways, personally and collectively.
February Love Forecast
February 3, Venus enters Capricorn the sign of practicality and responsibility, ruled by Saturn. Venus rules values along with money, our social lives and love.
Venus rules love and pleasure and Saturn rules hard work, discipline, seriousness and practicability. This can be a more difficult placement for Venus but it serves a purpose.
It may become harder for some to express feelings with Venus in Saturn's sign. Rather than being focused on passion and frivolity we may be focused on the day to day activities that constitute life or what two people need to start or have a life together, or even get to know each other well enough to consider another level of commitment. Practical is now in vogue!
Rather than being focused on light hearted romance, your significant other (or you) could be focused on getting the down payment to buy a house in the future. Or the need to work overtime to build up a savings account. Venus in Capricorn is more interested in a solid relationship that can withstand the test of time. Venus in this sign will work best for the earth signs who will be more comfortable with it.
Venus and Mars are the day to day significators of our love lives. Mars moves into the sign Taurus February 14. Mars rules men and our actions. In Taurus, Mars is compatible with all Earth signs and Venus in Capricorn.
With Venus in Capricorn and Mars in Taurus, February should be a good month for love or meeting someone significant, especially for those born under the signs Capricorn, Virgo, or Taurus.
Our Action and Energy Will Change
Actions and energy will change as Mars enters Taurus.
In Taurus, Mars is more laid back, thoughtful and moves more slowly. As Mars is a fixed sign we approach things more carefully, but once committed to a course of action little can change it.
Taurus is ruled by Venus (love/money) and during this time we may be attracted to beautiful things or and as they say, the finer things in life. This can be a self-indulgent Mars placement and some people may come across as stubborn at times. Slow and steady wins the race with Mars in Taurus. Quality is prized over quantity.
The Planet of Communication Enters Pisces
Mercury, the planet of communication enters Pisces February 10, where it will remain until April 17. Mercury is at its detriment here as well as its fall, so it's not the best sign for the planet called the 'messenger of the Gods.' We will need to pay more attention to communication as things can seem more unclear or fuzzy. Our thinking process can become more visual, imaginative or intuitive. This is a great placement for creativity, dreams and intuition.
About the Author:
Leslie began to study metaphysics at a very young age. After college she pursued a career in media but her passion for astrology turned into two decades of intense study during the 1980's-90's. Leslie joined Keen in 2002 and specializes in relationships, breakups, finance, and time-frames relating to specific life events.