They say the hardest part is starting. We all imagine ourselves picking up a guitar for the first time and playing as effortlessly as H.E.R. We want to stun a whole stadium of adoring fans right away. But the truth is that we can’t bring the house down with a guitar solo until we practice our scales first. With no planets retrograde for the first time since April 2022, we’re on a mission this month to get things started, and with that comes the humbling reality of being a newbie. The full moon in Leo on the 5th brings us to an emotional peak. Are we going to quit or keep going?
Mercury moves into Aquarius on the 11th, joining the sun in the analytical air sign. But with Venus still in head-in-the-clouds Pisces, the middle part of the month has us wondering whether we should follow our head or our heart. This peaks around the 15th when both make a very strong case, and we realize that the realist and romantic within us must work together.
Then on the 18th, the sun enters passionate, sensitive Pisces, and a new moon in the mutable water sign on the 20th inspires fresh optimism as we work toward our goals. Happy birthday to all our mesmerizing fish friends like Drew Barrymore, Rihanna and Jon Bon Jovi. Also on the 20th, Venus moves into Aries where we pursue our crushes and passions, never taking no for an answer. Despite the infusion of excitable Aries energy, we can mostly let things percolate as there are no exact aspects from the 22nd until March 1st (when Venus meets Jupiter—one of the most auspicious aspects of the year). Things start intense, but they will calm down. Just be willing to put in the work.
TL;DR: Things start off hard in February, but they do get better, as long as we’re willing to put in the work.