February’s cosmic weather is jam-packed, and it’s mostly focused on one sign: Aquarius. Venus enters Aquarius on the 1st—urging us to get weird, play it cool with our crush and stream every experimental French film on our Netflix queue. With the sun, Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury retrograde also in the eccentric, humanitarian sign, there’s a lot of energy in one place! Then the new moon in Aquarius on the 11th finds six planets in the same sign. What we need to work on is becoming very clear, so now’s the time to acknowledge it and get started on our lengthy to-do list.
Mercury is retrograde through the 20th and is here to make sure that we’re spending time reflecting and reviewing this month, even when aggressive Mars throws more than a few wrenches in our best laid plans—especially on the 1st, 10th and 19th. Mars is in Taurus: a sign where the action planet prefers to only put energy into what is absolutely necessary. Don’t think of it as procrastination; think of it as being sustainable!
A major collective shift happens on the 17th as disciplined Saturn squares off with innovative Uranus—an aspect that always aligns with shake ups in the status quo. This is the first of three times that we will experience this transit in 2021. The last time we had this aspect was in 1999 to 2000, coinciding with the global anticipation of Y2K!
To finish out the month, Pisces season begins on the 18th and feels like a refreshing splash of water to the face—happy birthday to our sensitive fish with hearts of gold from Rihanna to Elliot Page to Justin Bieber. Venus enters Pisces on the 25th allowing us to tap into our passions and creativity. Though we’re spending most of the final week of the month wading in dreamy, imaginative waters, the full moon in Virgo on the 27th ever-so-briefly brings us back down to earth.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that will provide further insight.)