Aries (March 21–April 19)
The ancient Greeks described philia as a friendship-type of love that is loyal, caring, and full of camaraderie. This month, you may have new beginnings in the realm of this love. Welcome it, as you would love in all its forms, without trying to make it something more. Release relationship expectations, and be open to surprises. Your urge for freedom may compete with your desire for partnership, especially on February 12 as Mars joins forces with Uranus. The new moon on February 4 highlights community. Accept an invitation to become more involved or step into a leadership role. Venus shines her light in your career sector after February 3, helping you reach goals and attract the right kind of attention. If you have considered making a career change, you could gain clarity about next steps around February 18. Mars in your sign until February 14 fires up your drive to succeed, and you could feel motivated to work on a passion project. Your hard work will pay off. Prioritize saving at the end of the month and avoid making impulsive purchases. The full moon on February 19 attunes your heart and heightens your intuition, urging you to be more present with your loved ones and compassionate in general. You could undergo a spiritual process and forgive yourself and others for past issues, clearing space in your psyche for a greater sense of connection. What better time for a heart expansion than right after Valentine’s Day? It’s the day all about heart.
Taurus (April 20–May 20)
Grounded and practical, you take careful steps forward in life. Yet your ruling planet Venus could steer you into the very impractical realm of romance this month, and resistance may be futile. Give in to the desires of your heart. Not all will experience this kind of enchantment in your relationships. For some, the pursuit of a creative endeavor could have that same pull. Professionally, you could receive opportunities around the new moon on February 4, ones that involve travel. Plant seeds early in the month, and by February 14, you could see the manifestation of those intentions. This is not a month to play small. With Mars in your sign from the 14th on, you could elevate your public life to a whole new level. This could mean volunteering to help your favorite cause, joining a professional organization, planning an event, or being more active on social media. Your ruling planet moves into cautious Capricorn on February 3, helping you spend within your budget and save. When it comes to finances, rely on your practical sensibilities to stay in positive cash flow, even if you have to hold off a little longer on making a big purchase. At the end of the month, if you are single, accept invitations. Push through any internal resistances asking you to stay home, as you could meet someone new. If you are involved in a relationship, you could have a trust test on February 18. If you two pass, you can settle into a new stage of commitment by the 22nd.
Gemini (May 20–June 20)
During any creative process, you meet resistance. It’s the ego’s way of making sure you stay in your safety zone. You might procrastinate, lose focus, or busy yourself with other tasks. Pushing through those blocks, however, leads to significant personal growth. This month, rather than fight with resistance, embrace it as a sign of great things to come. Distraction is one of the ego's greatest tools, so stay focused and determined. February is the month for love, but it is also a favorable month for business expansion, which could come through travel around the new moon on February 4. You can grow your social network and form significant professional relationships with people you meet. Venus in cautious Capricorn after February 3 helps you carefully enter into new associations, being aware of any potential red flags. Mars in fiery Aries until February 14 could spur your desire to debate those with differing views. Though you have a way with words, take time to understand the other perspective so you can have a more productive discourse, especially in your primary relationships. With Valentine’s Day in the middle of the month, you may have romance on your mind. 2018 closed disappointing chapters for some of you. Don’t regress into those storylines! Instead, live in the now. If you are in a relationship, dare to stand still and be present with your partner. You are in a growth phase now, with greater access to your truth and in your power. Rather than run or create distance, open up and express yourself.
Cancer (June 21–July 22)
Your most intimate relationships allow you to see the best and worst qualities of yourself mirrored back. Annoying or irritating aspects of another person may trigger you before you can recognize those as shadow characteristics. For a richer experience of love, be willing to see and accept all your hidden parts. Notice when you feel frustrated or disappointed by others. Ask: What about myself can I learn from this person? With Venus in your relationship sector from February 3 on, you could feel more connected to your partner or more enthused about the prospect of being in a relationship. Allow yourself to be surprised on the 14th. You could be quite busy this month, as hard-earned professional goals begin to manifest. Opportunities may come from out of the blue. Mars raises your competitive drive, but only because you have raised the bar for yourself. In this season of personal growth, you could expect more from yourself and others. On February 18, the sun moves into Pisces and awakens your sense of adventure. Explore new destinations or make future travel plans. The full moon on February 19 inspires curiosity to learn something new. The universe will leave messages, symbols, dreams, or guideposts for you to follow. Now for the best part. Your love life is going through a metamorphosis—one that starts as you let down your defenses and allow yourself to be seen. You are in alignment to have a richer experience of love. Keep facing relationship fears and steady yourself as you go.
Leo (July 23–August 22)
This month, let your heart take the lead; you could find yourself on an enchanted path toward a richer experience of love. Living from a heart-centered space imbues you with courage. After all, love is a motivating force for transformation. The new moon on February 4 highlights romance. In what ways would you like your love life to change? Reflect on that question, and your hopeful thoughts will plant seeds of intentions. At the beginning of the month, travel-related career opportunities could start to manifest. You have a highly creative mind, but you need to prioritize, focusing on one project at a time. The full moon on February 19 highlights your finances. Profound realizations about your money mindset help you begin a shift from fear to trust. You could also have a deeper sense of pride in what you've accomplished. This type of awareness can help you unlock the door to future success. You might seek assistance from a healer or therapist to unburden your subconscious mind of limiting beliefs about money and deservedness. In the process, you could strategize ways to experience more abundance. After February 18, the sun in Pisces enhances your sensitivity to and compassion for others. You may feel more deeply connected to those you love and desire to offer a helping hand as a result. Stay centered, though, without becoming overly involved in others’ affairs at the expense of your own energy. Your generosity, when in balance, is heart-expanding.
Virgo (August 23–September 22)
As a Virgo, you have unmatched analytical and reasoning skills. At the end of this month, however, your logical faculties could give way to your suprarational ones, and you might feel as if you’ve stepped into an act of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Let your heart take the lead. Love is a dynamic force for change, and it could surprise you, thanks to Venus moving through your romance sector after February 3. She will touch both Saturn, the planet of commitment, and Pluto, the planet of transformation, on the 18th and 22nd, respectively. So, ask yourself this: Am I willing to face my relationship fears to allow for a richer experience of love in my life? Even if you plan to stay happily single, you can apply this to any relationship, including the one with yourself. At the beginning of the month, take time for self-care. The new moon on February 4 spotlights health and healing, making it a favorable influence for a health and healing. As you clear and balance your body, you might be inspired to clean or declutter your space. These activities can help you maintain your sense of balance as the sun moves into dreamy, mystical Pisces (and your opposite sign) on February 18. After February 14, Mars will be in practical Taurus, and you could feel motivated to expand your horizons through travel or some independent study. Likewise, you could have a boost of energy for creative projects, especially if you wish to publish your work.
Libra (September–Ocotber 22)
You start the month full of charm and social grace. You are in tune with the Valentine's Day spirit and could experience a greater abundance of love into your life, either from a new admirer or your current partner. Your ruling planet, Venus, moves into conservative Capricorn on February 3, helping you advance into new relationships with a healthy mix of enthusiasm and discretion. If you are in a relationship, the new moon on February 4 supports you in expressing your feelings, allowing you to let go of any lingering fears in the process. Speak from your heart and give your rational mind a break. Though you are masterful at using logic to justify almost anything and carefully weigh out the choices you make, there are times when reason alone cannot explain a personal, emotional decision. Unconscious motives could be driving you in more ways than you imagine. When Venus joins up with Pluto on February 22, you could gain new insights into how your past might be influencing the present. At the end of the month, you might become consumed with a home remodeling, redecorating, or decluttering process. If you feel overwhelmed, solicit help and advice from friends or hire a professional. The full moon on February 19 shines a spotlight on your health, making this a favorable time to revisit your resolutions or start a new exercise routine. At the end of the month, let go of people-pleasing tendencies, so you have time to honor and prioritize your physical, emotional, or spiritual needs.
Scorpio (October 23–November 21)
Home describes both a dwelling place and a state of being characterized by a sense of emotional safety. The sun’s movement through Aquarius until February 18 shines a spotlight on both for you. If you have been house-shopping, finalizing a real estate transaction, or making changes to your space, you could receive favorable news around the new moon on February 4. Engage in grounding practices, like meditation, exercise, art, or cleaning, to help stay centered during this time of impending change. You could be busy with social or family affairs, especially February 18-22. Loved ones may call on you for help, or you could be inspired to reach out to others in support. Though your attention may focus on personal matters, set aside time to work on long-term projects. You have inspired ideas and can attract attention for your efforts. You could receive an opportunity to teach others. The full moon on February 19 spotlights your love life, which is a significant theme throughout the month. If you are single, stay open and available for a new chapter, which may mean letting go of the past. Use discretion in choosing matches; your time is too valuable to indulge a romantic connection with too many red flags. Fortunately, Venus in Capricorn helps you tread into new relationships with a healthy sense of caution. If you are in a relationship, you can better relax and trust. As Mars enters your opposite sign on February 14, remember that you and your partner are a team, and together, you can solve any challenges that arise.
Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)
Your month starts on a positive note, as this is a high-energy time. No matter your life circumstances, you could feel optimistic about the future and motivated to make positive changes. Life is presenting you with a buffet of choices, and you have the freedom to decide. However, be careful not to stack your plate too full. What professional or personal goals most excite you? Focus your attention there, as anything else could be a distraction. Your schedule could be quite full at the beginning of the month with social activities, family, community, or all of the above, especially at the new moon on February 4. Venus slides into practical Capricorn on February 3, offering support in helping you reach financial goals. This influence could aid you in identifying ways in which you might be compromising your economic interests by undervaluing yourself or giving too much away. On February 22, you could gain awareness about how to shift any deep-seated financial concerns and experience more grace in this area of your life. Mars in fire sign Aries makes for intense romantic connections at the beginning of the month. On Valentine’s Day, that energy cools down as Mars moves into Taurus. If you start a relationship before the 14th, give it time. After February 22, your attention turns more inward, and profound realizations about your past could help shift the way you experience love in the present. You may even discover that you can have the freedom you seek within a secure relationship. Then the real adventures in love begin.
Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
You will do some of the most in-depth soul work in your intimate relationships because they involve taking risks, being vulnerable, stepping outside your comfort zone, and having the courage to meet fear. Love is a force so powerful it can magnetize you toward it and away from fear, often despite practical considerations. This month, you will experience it all. Venus enters your sign on February 3, and her influence can help you unconditionally accept yourself as a foundation point for self-love. So, mute the voice of your inner critic, especially around February 18. If you are single with intentions of meeting a partner, focus on self-love and have faith in your ability to attract someone remarkable (and available). In addition to love, your finances could be in focus, especially at the beginning of the month. You may come up with strategies for earning more income, especially around the new moon on February 4. If sudden shifts occur with your home, property, or finances, find ways to stay grounded in the present, no matter how excited you might be. You are living in a significant chapter of an unfolding story, and there will be more changes to come throughout the year. The full moon on February 19 turns your attention to philosophical or spiritual matters. You could receive guiding messages from unlikely sources. Attune yourself to receive them. On February 14, Mars moves into practical Taurus, and you could enjoy an energy boost for a productive end of the month, especially if you are completing a creative endeavor.
Aquarius (January 20–February 18)
Make your birthday wishes carefully, as they could likely come to fruition. With the sun shining in your sign until February 18, you have some extra power for manifesting your intentions. Because of this, be conscious about what you are creating in your life by establishing goals for your new solar year around the time of the new moon on February 4. Thoughts uttered in your mind or aloud are intentions, too, even the subtle, self-critical ones. So be impeccable with your words, and rethink any self-defeating ones. For a boost of confidence, plan get-togethers with friends and don’t shy away from the center of attention. Your love life is quite active throughout the month, and that could mean a new level of commitment with your partner. If you are single, you could find ways to release any internal resistance you have to a romantic relationship. On Valentine’s Day, Mars moves into your sector of home and family, adding some fire to your domestic affairs. Changes to your home could happen faster than expected. You could even decide to hand a key to your significant other or make a move together. With this area of your life heated up, express any lingering concerns you have with family members or your partner before they grow into resentments or evolve into ongoing conflicts. Also, find healthy outlets for stress. After February 18, finances could preoccupy your mind. Maintain a balanced perspective to avoid sliding into worry or fear in this or any area of your life. Remember: You are a co-creator in this life. Own your power.
Pisces (February 19–March 20)
The symbol for Pisces features two fish swimming in opposite directions. This month, if you feel inner conflict or duality, as if parts of you are pulling against one another, stop swimming upstream. Follow the flow in your life. Here’s a hint: It may lead you to attend to practical and logistical concerns, like finishing your taxes or organizing your closet. Venus in earth sign Capricorn helps you ground and center, a necessary process for recognizing the next steps toward the fulfillment of your goals. Mars enters Taurus, another earth sign, on February 14, helping you feel balanced and less unsure of personal relationships. You could use this stabilizing, grounding energy to stay clear about your relationship desires, especially from February 18-22. Professionally, though you can see a vision of where you are going in life, you still have work to do in clearing a path forward. The full moon on February 19 in Virgo shines a spotlight on relationships, especially close partnerships. If you have considered making a professional alliance with someone, this influence enables you to see any red flags and then make decisions accordingly. After February 18, we enter Pisces season, and all eyes turn toward you, making the end of the month a favorable time for updating your appearance or modifying your social media presence. With Mercury entering your sign on February 10, you have a gift with words and communication from the heart, and you may want to showcase your talents in a more public way.
© 2019 Rachel Lang. Used with permission.