This month's full moon falls at 0 degrees of Virgo February 19. The lunar peak occurs at 10:54 AM, EST. This will be the largest Supermoon of the year as it will be closest to the earth. Supermoons have an affect on tidal forces and extreme weather conditions.
Virgo rules the 6th house of work and health/fitness and for many of us our focus will fall here. Virgo is ruled by Mercury the planet of communication, travel, young people and pets.
The Sun enters Pisces February 18, and the Sun will opposes the Moon as it does on every full moon, amping up our emotional energies.
Virgo is the most critical of signs, and we must use care not to become too disapproving or fault-finding of others. That said, the same energy will give us the ability to employ critical thinking in terms of being able to have an objective analysis and evaluation of certain situations.
We will need this ability over the next few days as Mercury is conjunct Neptune and this can be confused thinking or unrealistic thinking and it is important to see the facts clearly before reaching a decision. This can be a misleading transit as Neptune is the planet of illusion, delusion and confusion. It can also represent outright lies or self-delusion. Others may over indulge during this time.
Many things can be revealed as this transit occurs. If possible, my advice is to not make important decisions with this transit but wait a few days for it to move on. (This transit will occur again the latter part of March when Mercury is retrograde and it will be even more powerful).
It is important to use caution while driving as Mercury rules cars and trips, and this transit can confuse the mind or cause us to not pay attention to what is going on.
Venus is still conjunct Saturn and love and money (or lack of) will be the focus for some. Venus-Saturn is not a light hearted transit and many are re-accessing their relationships. As we move through the week, Venus is between Saturn and Pluto and either could cause problems or end relationships, worst case scenario.
If you can channel the energy in a positive way, this is a positive time for work of all types, as well as new health regimes or fitness programs.
We can expect major storms in some areas with Mercury-Neptune. Do not expect all you hear to be true or correct either.
This can also amp up psychic energy, creativity and compassion, and my advice is to go in this direction. Dreams may be vivid as well.
Astrology is a blueprint of your life that was created at the moment of your birth, and the transits of the planets that bring you together with the most important people you will ever meet were set into motion from the start. Of course, each chart is different, and there may be mitigating factors to consider in your personal chart, but we can easily predict the times the various Sun signs have greater luck in finding that someone special.
Mars along with Venus are the day to day significators of your love life. When Mars or Venus go into a sign that's favorable to you, your chances of meeting someone special increase as well as social activity in general.
When Mars and Venus are in the same sign and it happens to be your Sun sign or in your 5th house of love watch out! This time is extra special to you, as this duo doesn't dance often and relationship opportunities will be at an all time high.
Mars and Venus will be together three times in 2019 in the signs of Leo, Virgo and Libra. These planetary combinations can also work well for those who are in compatible signs. For example, Mars and Venus in Leo will benefit Fire signs, as well as Air. Mars and Venus in Virgo benefit Earth signs, but also Water signs. And Mars and Venus in Libra benefit Air signs but also Fire signs.
Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus often play a part in love as well. While Jupiter is considered lucky, transits involving Uranus can create events lightening fast, and Saturn can lend stability to relationships.
This year Jupiter will favor the fire signs through November, and especially Leo (or Leo ascendant) as it falls in the fifth house of love. In December Jupiter in Capricorn will benefit all Earth Signs, especially Virgo until the end of 2020.
When Venus is in your own sign, you should look and feel your best!
If you know your ascendant use this for calculations, otherwise use your Sun sign as both are correct.
Venus enters Capricorn February 3. This is good for all Earth signs, and especially Virgo as it will move through the 5th house (love).
February 14, Mars enters Taurus. Capricorn and Taurus are compatible with all Earth Signs. Virgo and Capricorn are especially favored by this mix.
March 1, Venus enters Aquarius. This works well for Air signs-Libra, Aquarius and Gemini, but especially Libra as Venus falls in the fifth house of love.
March 26, Venus enters Pisces where it remains through April 19. This favors all Water signs, and especially Pisces or Pisces ascendant as it transits the fifth house of love.
March 31, Mars moves into Gemini until May 14. This will favor Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) but especially Aquarius as it falls in the fifth house of love.
April 20, Venus moves into Aries and this will favor all Fire signs until May 15. This especially works well for Sagittarius as it transits the fifth house of love.
May 15-June 8, Venus enters Taurus where it will favor all Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) especially Capricorn.
May 16, Mars enters Cancer, favoring water signs and especially Pisces. Venus and Mars are compatible through June 8, increasing the possibilities for Water and Earth signs.
June 9, Venus enters Gemini until July 4. This works for Air signs and especially Aquarius.
July 4, Venus enters Cancer until the 27th of the month. This works well for Water signs, especially Pisces.
July 1, Mars enters Leo until August 17. This works for Fire signs, and especially Aries.
July 28, Venus joins Mars in Leo until August 20. This is a spectacular time for Fire signs (and Air signs) as Mars and Venus are together. Make the most of this, as it will be the only time this year these planets are together. Aries is especially favored!
August 17, Mars enters Virgo and is joined by Venus August 21. This special time will last until September 13. This works best for Earth signs, but Water signs can benefit. Taurus is especially favored.
Venus enters Libra September 14, and this favors Air signs especially Gemini. Mars enters Libra September 4, and for 3 days
Mars and Venus are both in Libra from October 4-7. Mars in Libra favors Air signs until November 19.
Venus enters Scorpio October 8-November 1. This favors all Water signs, especially Cancer.
Venus enters Sagittarius November 1-26 favoring Fires signs, especially Leo.
November 19-December 31, Mars enters Scorpio favoring Water signs, especially Cancer.
November 26- December 19, Venus enters Capricorn favoring Earth signs especially Virgo.
December 20-January 14, 2020 Venus enters Aquarius favoring Air signs, especially Libra.
By referring to this guide you can plan when times are best to increase your social activity and focus on meeting someone special. If you are in a relationship it can be enhanced. Good Luck!
Venus entered Capricorn December 3, where it will remain until March 1. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, so during this time love energy will become more about obligations, and practical responsibilities. It is no accident the first part of a typical marriage vow goes as follows," I, ___, take thee, ___, to be my wedded husband/wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part." There is a time for lightness and frivolity and a time to view things with a solid presence of mind and responsible behavior. This is Venus in Capricorn.
Venus is conjunct Saturn and this transit becomes exact at 16 degrees of Capricorn in the early morning hours of February 18. We will feel this energy as we approach this date, and on the Full Moon February 19.
This can be a few days that gives us some restrictions especially in love, finance and our social lives. Some may feel a lack of enthusiasm and it is best not to take it too seriously. Other relationships will encounter problems and some will end altogether.
It may not be easy to interact with others, express yourself or participate fully in social affairs.
Saturn takes a realistic approach to things and there are times we should examine our closest connections to understand if they are serving a purpose in our lives. It is important not to jump the gun if you seem to come up lacking because this transit will pass shortly and you may change your mind. It can be a moment of reflection or testing.
This can bring a feeling of isolation or sadness. A relationship can be tested by distance, separation, financial hardship or an ability to connect on an emotional level.
A new romance that begins at this time may be based on practical considerations such as money, status or other factors, or one partner may be older than the other and like a teacher or parent figure.
Some relationships will end at this time, but there would have to be other indicators and transits, not this transit alone. A healthy relationship can become stronger as a result.
This transit can be a test of the relationship. Life happens and things occur we would rather avoid. An example of how this could work is your love one could have a job issue, surgery or some other type of situation that must be dealt with to move forward. In this case, this transit will reflect a situation that must be overcome and merely show a sense of duty or responsibility. If your connection is strong enough and real enough you will pass through this time with little difficulty.
Abraham Lincoln, The Great Emancipator, was born February 12, 1809, 6:54 a.m., in Hodgenville, KY. Ironically, he was born less than 100 miles from the birthplace of Jefferson Davis, perhaps his greatest adversary in life, the first and only President of the Confederate States of America.
While Lincoln's chart shows a man of high ideals with a spiritual bent, Davis' chart shows a man with very definite ideas, often fraught with misconceptions, unrealistic viewpoints and confused actions. His view of slaves, or servants (6th house) shows strongly in his chart as an ideal he went to war with the US government over. (and is similar to that of present day Edward Snowden). His chart however, is not without compassion and greatness and like Lincoln, he was said to have worked to avoid civil war and secession before the fact.
Lincoln is a 23 degree Aquarius Sun with a 22 degree Aquarius ascendant, the sign associated with a 'world view,' and people in general. Aquarius is a fixed air sign, that is often found in the natal charts of politicians.
Lincoln's moon is 27 degrees of Capricorn in the 12th house square Mars at 25 degrees of Libra in his 8th house.This configuration describes the loss of his Mother at age 9 to milk sickness:, she drank milk from a cow who’d grazed on poisonous white snakeroot and the subsequent grief he suffered at her loss. It was said he never got over her death and was often quoted as saying, ' all that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to her.' Lincoln helped his Father make her coffin.
The moon describes the wife in a man's chart, and as it squares Mars, this would represent friction in his domestic setting and upsets in his tempestuous relationship with Mary Todd Lincoln (who suffered much depression) which is well documented.
The 12th house is considered the house of the subconscious mind (and institutions), and those with planets placed here generally need a certain amount of solitude and reflection. It is the 12th house where our shadows play out, often fraught with pain and secrets we do not reveal to the public. Lincoln called himself the 'loneliest man in the world.' With a debilitated moon in Capricorn he would have sought to control his emotions, resulting in his often perceived somber appearance. Underneath, this would lend itself to much inner turmoil, many upsets and sorrows in life, and secret passions, good or bad that he kept private.
Moon-Mars individuals lead lives fraught with upsets and and this transit is far from lucky or conducive to harmony or personal happiness. Melancholy was a part of Lincoln's life and he suffered traumas and losses that began with his Mother, included siblings and eventually several of his own children. Death was a big part of his life before and during the Civil War.
The 12th house is considered the house of karma, and his Moon square Mars in the eighth house of death would point to a violent ending in a position as exposed and public as his.
The 12th house shows danger, clandestine affairs, and secret enemies while the 8th house has a Scorpio connotation and shows death.(the 8th house is also considered the house of transformation)
Mars (along with intercepted Uranus in Scorpio) in the 8th shows us an individual whose goal was to reform, or transform his surroundings and world. Mars Libra tells us he was a people pleaser and someone who would prefer to avoid confrontations. His personal motivation toward conflict was expressed in the Libran statement "Am I not destroying enemies when I make friends of them." He was known as a story teller who often drew a crowd during nights when we was traveling as a circuit lawyer.
Four US Presidents have been assassinated in office beginning with Lincoln. Each of them had adverse configurations from their 8th house that include Mars the ruler of guns, and Uranus the planet signifying explosive situations and explosions, chaos and upheaval.
James Garfield and William McKinley both had Uranus in the 8th house square Mars, and JFK had a stellium of planets in his 8th house including Mars, Mercury and Jupiter, all square Uranus in the 4th house, that shows end of life conditions.
In our time Ronald Regan survived a assassins attempt, but he had no planets in his 8th house, nor did he have a Mars-Uranus aspect in his natal chart.
Lincoln's Neptune-Saturn conjunction lies at the top of his chart next to his Sagittarius midheaven at 6-3 degrees of Sagittarius in the ninth house, which is the realm of ideas, religion philosophies and worldviews. The midheaven describes your reputation, what you are known for in the world and career.
Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of expansion, laws, government, big ideas, justice and fairness and this configuration shows us the driving force, and basic outlook or world view that drove his dreams and hopes of freeing the slaves, as it was just, and fair. There is a spiritual connotation to this transit that shows deeply held views and the belief his ideas can become practical reality.
Other well known figures we are familiar with who have this transit include Nelson Mandela (Saturn-Neptune in Leo) and the current Pope (Saturn opposing Neptune Pisces-Aries).
Lincoln's own Jupiter falls in his first house in Pisces, the sign of its dignity, increasing his luck, spirituality and compassion for others. It also makes him intuitive, psychic and an attractive figure who was elected President twice.
Both Neptune and Saturn trine Venus in Aries in his first house, giving him luck, an attractive appeal, and a major planetary boost that would help to achieve his goals, along with luck and brilliance.
Saturn-Neptune represents the law he studied, (Jupiter and Sagittarius rule lawyers, judges and politicians) passing the bar with less than a year of formal schoolroom training all told. He had a brilliant legal mind, and spend most of his life as a practicing attorney and was a 1 term US Representative before becoming President. He held many jobs in life but most dealt with politics and the law, which is exactly what his chart shows him suited for.
With Saturn-Neptune in Sagittarius he knew how to transform dreams and ideas into practical reality based on justice, and this was his life accomplishment as well as the reason for his assassination three months after the passage of the amendment abolishing slavery.
Abraham Lincoln never joined a church, but sometimes attended Protestant services with his wife and children. As a young man he was a skeptic, but after the deaths of his children he became concerned with God's plan for mankind. He was private about his beliefs and respectful of the beliefs of others. Lincoln's friend Jesse Fell stated, that the president "seldom communicated to anyone his views" on religion, and he went on to suggest that those views were not orthodox: "on the innate depravity of man, the character and office of the great head of the Church, the Atonement, the infallibility of the written revelation, the performance of miracles, the nature and design of...future rewards and punishments...and many other subjects, he held opinions utterly at variance with what are usually taught in the church."
While Saturn-Neptune gave him a broad world view, tolerance, and a career in the legal field, the same transit lent itself toward depression, which he referred to as 'melancholy" in his lifetime. Saturn-Neptune individuals often suffer from depression and anxiety.
Three planets in his chart lie in Pisces, the sign ruling spirituality and 12th house matters showing mystical traits and abilities. Mercury, Pluto and Jupiter formed a stellium of planets at 10, 13 and 22 degrees of Pisces in his first house. Mercury-Pluto gave him an intense mind seeking ideas based in spirituality and compassion of course Jupiter, in Pisces, in the sign of its rulership making this stellium of planets very powerful in his first house.
Pisces is the most mystical of signs and Lincoln is said to have been able to 'go to the other country, 'in meditation, and had significant dreams before big events in his life occurred. He attended at least one séance in the White House with his wife after his son died, but there are conflicting views as to what happened. One account stated he investigated the medium to discover he was a fraud.
In I would still be drowned in tears, author Michelle L. Hamilton wrote, "A product of their Kentucky childhood, the Lincolns shared a belief in dreams and omens which they incorporated in their Christian faith. The impressions of the spirit were not lost on Lincoln either, whose sensitive nature, eager mind, and depression-ravaged psyche made him tender to-even eager for-invisible realities. During his lifetime he experienced dreams, omens, visions, and revelatory occurrences of nearly every kind and they did not decrease with age."
The most famous of his dreams occurred just before he died. Mercury square Neptune can symbolize an intuitiveness and Neptune rules dreams. In his most famous dream that was recounted to friends days before the end of his life he stated that he heard mourning and crying in the White House. Upon hearing it he asked a soldier what was wrong, to be told the President had been killed by an assassins bullet. A few days later he was dead, killed by John Wilkes Booth, as he sat in the Presidential box and the Ford Theatre on the night of April 14, 1865 as the Civil War was winding down, only 5 days after General Lee surrendered the Confederate Army.
April 14, 1865
Lincoln's chart clearly showed an attempt or attempts on his life, and subsequent death, and his chart played out as it was written, as all our charts do.
On the night of the shooting the main planetary influence aspecting his chart was Saturn conjunct his 8th house (death) Mars at 27 degrees and square his moon in the 12th house(secret enemies), and this shows danger of death for an extended period of time. On April 14 however, the Sun at 25 degrees Aries began an opposition to his Mars/Saturn in the 8th house square the moon in the 12th forming a powerful T-square- a transit involving 3 planets that would set off this catastrophic event aspect, resulting in death as it showed in his natal chart.
Neptune was conjunct his Venus (at its detriment) at 7 degrees Aries, showing us a Venusian pleasure (theater) and Aries is ruled by Mars, while Neptune is the planet of trickery, deception and theater and actors. Mars was at 7 degrees of Cancer square his Venus /Neptune where action would be expressed in an emotional-even patriotic manner, as James Wilkes Booth thought himself doing by killing Lincoln. Furthermore, he believed he would be celebrated as a result.
At 10: 15 the time of the shooting, the moon was at 9 degrees Sagittarius conjunct his midheaven, having just crossed his Saturn-Neptune (ideals) becoming the final planet to set off the T-square between Saturn, Mars, his moon and the Sun and ending his life and aspirations.
The Mystic Rectangle of April 14
Casting a chart for April 14, 1865 at 10:15 p.m., Washington, DC, the planets were forming a rare celestial event called a mystic rectangle that is in the shape of a rectangle (a pattern of 'practical mysticism' according to astrologer Jude Cowell) that would remain until he passed away the next morning.
This unusual configuration is made up of 4 planets consisting of 2 trines and 2 sextile aspects interwoven with opposition angles. Looking at the most important transits in the mystic rectangle on April 14:
-the Sun was opposing Saturn at 27 degrees of Libra in the 11th house ruling the government and head of state.-the original plan was to kidnap or kill the VP and Secretary of State, along with Lincoln, but the plan failed and only Lincoln died.
-Mars was in the 7th house of open enemies (JWB made clear to others his disdain of Lincoln. Lincoln was alleged to have made an earlier attempt to meet JWB, but was refused. Mars square Neptune in Aries in the 4th. Neptune shows theatre/an actor and deceptive plan, and the 4th house rules the country or the people of the country-home. Mars-Neptune and can represent death, depression, despair and the country was thrown into mourning.
Jupiter opposed Uranus at 29-26 degrees of Sagittarius-Gemini showing a sudden event involving a known enemy in the signs that rule ideas, ideologies and governments. Jupiter stationed to go direct one hour 7 minutes before Lincoln passed away and Jupiter is the significator of the Republican Party.
Mercury and Pluto were conjunct at 12-14 degrees of Taurus in the 5th house of entertainment. Mercury-Pluto in Taurus shows a younger male with a determined intention. The planets in Taurus would signify wealth, attractiveness. JWB had recently made the equivalent of 500,000 a yr in today's money and was considered somewhat famous/attractive/wealthy by the time of the murder, and was a Taurus himself.
The moon at 9 degrees of Sagittarius, in the 12th house shows plots, plans, those who would disrupt society/government.
Venus conjunct Algoal at 26 degrees of Taurus Venus was in the 6th house (ruling public servants) at 25.40 degrees of Taurus conjunct Algoal, the most malefic fixed star in astrology that lies at 26 Taurus. Algoal is associated with be-headings, or 'losing one's head.' The 16th President was shot in the back of the head, the bullet nearly protruding through the temple. He never regained consciousness.
Mars is entering into a square with Uranus at the time of this post and this transit becomes exact February 13th, at 29 degrees of Aries. The energy will be present before and after the transit is exact.
This will be a volatile and unpredictable transit, and it will affect those with Cardinal planets (Aries, Libra, Cancer, Capricorn) at 28-29 degrees to a greater degree than others.
This transit can give us a strong urge to break free of anything that seems limiting and can include relationships. Impulsive behavior can be a problem along with ill thought out actions and sudden anger. Self control and thoughtfulness will serve us all in good stead at this time.
Sudden and unexpected events and situations may occur and we will have to walk a narrow path toward deciding what is an opportunity and what is a reckless choice.
Many things can end at this time, often suddenly. Things can also come together as Uranus is called the planet of unpredictability.
Flashes of insight could occur now, but they will leave as quickly as they come so if it is significant you may want to write it down.
You could experience problems with electronic communication or equipment.
This transit can take the form of a day you desire to do or try something different or unusual from the norm. At best it can seem like a sudden electrical charge that results in an unusual and exciting day in some way.
This transit is an accident waiting to happen and use caution while driving or doing anything that involves personal risk. People will be prone to take sudden and impulsive actions without thinking them through.
This will play out in the world in terms of unexpected news and change, issues concerning the internet, revolts, explosions or explosive circumstances and violence.
This is part of the last hurrah of Uranus in Aries as it will move into Taurus next month.
Uranus transits often have to do with unexpected weather situations, even earthquakes. Aircraft and airplane crashes often occur on a transit like this.
Some transits are more significant than others, and we are heading toward one of those in January of 2020 as Saturn conjuncts Pluto, along with the Sun and Mercury (and Jupiter) in Capricorn as well.
This will represent a major cycle or turning point in the world and our lives, especially those with Cardinal planets (Aries, Libra, Cancer, Capricorn) from 21-23 degrees.
The last time we had this many planets in Capricorn was 1990 when Saturn, Neptune and Uranus were all in Capricorn.
The last time Saturn was conjunct Pluto was November 1982 at 27 degrees of Libra. If you are old enough to remember this period many changes occurred including the advent AIDS, a disease that changed the world.
This conjunction rules Superpowers, multi-national organizations, and organizations like the UN and NATO. It will also involve crime (at the highest levels) and large populations of people will feel repressed and rebel against it. This conjunction brings a shift in global powers and geo-political changes.
Expect propaganda, power plays, changes in world trade, alliances, changes in the world economic status and the masses will be skeptical. In the US we will likely face a political and/or Constitutional crisis.
In our own lives we will need to exercise patience, planning and good judgment in preparing for this time. I recommend paying off debt as much as possible and not acquiring new debt before this period.
Capricorn is all about planning, slow and steady growth and well thought out actions. We will all do well to act like Capricorns in terms of planning and thinking through our actions as we are in the time of Capricorn with Saturn and Pluto here, as well as Jupiter by the end of this year. Perseverance and stability is where the power will lie with this transit.
We will get a glimpse of what this conjunction will bring later this month as Pluto reaches 22 degrees the second half of February and Saturn will be within a 6 degree orb. February 19, we will see a stellium in Capricorn as Venus conjuncts Pluto at 22 degrees and Saturn is not far behind. We will get a glimpse here as well as in April as Saturn and Pluto are only 3 degrees apart.
Look and pay attention to the news at this time and we will have a greater picture and understanding of what the Saturn-Pluto conjunction will bring. It will be powerful and profound and the collective will be changed as a result.
All planets will remain in direct motion during February, which means all our plans are on go, and we can move forward with projects relatively unhindered. It is rare to have a two month span of time without retrogrades so make the most of it while you can.
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.
This month 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. All of our lives will change in some ways with this major shift as will the collective and the world.
Uranus in Aries is ruled by Mars, the God of War, and Aries rules the first house or the self. Over the last seven years we have seen ourselves and many groups of people fighting for their own self-interests around the world. Uranus in Aries has been about us, and what we want as individuals or as groups of individuals. Uranus in Taurus will be far different.
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 which may shift and change during this new cycle.
Uranus is considered at its fall in Taurus or in other words, Uranus does not operate smoothly and is not very happy here. A planet considered at its fall means it is operating from a position of weakness concerning the function of the planet and everything it represents. A planet that is in a sign that does not resonate becomes even more active and matters represented by that planet take more effort. Uranus last toured the sign Taurus June 1934-May 1942. A great deal changed during these years, as everyone well knows.
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.
In a way, 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 both personally and collectively. We will also have to address the elephant in the room: climate change.
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 is not considered at its fall or detriment here, so 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.
For example, rather than being focused on light hearted matters and 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 for unseen issues in the future. Or even what the two of you have in common before moving to the next level. Venus in Capricorn is more interested in a solid relationship that can withstand the test of time. Tradition can be more important during Venus's time in the sign. Practicality and structure can be good, and it is a necessary part of life.
Venus in Capricorn 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.
Actions and energy will change with Mars in Taurus. While in Aries, Mars was in its 'home' sign, and Aries rules the first house of self-in other words we are focused on what we want and go toward it with drive and determination as well as action.
In Taurus, Mars is more laid back, more 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 or expensive things. 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.
Mercury, the planet of communication enters Pisces February 10, where it will remain until April 17. Mercury in this sign is ruled by Jupiter and Neptune. Mercury is at its detriment here as well as its fall. 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.
Pisces rules the 12th house of the subconscious mind and is the last sign of the zodiac and represents endings. As Mercury will retrograde in early March we may have to back up at that time and re-trace our steps we take in February.
Significant transits in February:
February 1, Mars squares Pluto. This is a difficult transit prone to anger, change and a feeling of forced change. It will create an atmosphere of stress and compulsiveness. People will be apt to get into power struggles over issues, and this can bring up old problems. It will be easy to become obsessive over an idea or thought. Proceed with caution.
February 2, Venus trines Uranus. Positive for love, romance, social activities and in some cases finance.
February 3, Mercury sextiles Jupiter. This positive aspect gives us a day or two where our minds and ideas move in a positive direction.
February 4, the New Moon falls at 15 degrees of Aquarius. Aquarius rules the 11th house of groups and organizations and you could be involved with others in some way. Now is the time to set your intentions, and take a look at new avenues of approaching things.
February 7, the Sun sextiles Venus. This is expansive and positive. Mercury sextile Mars is great for conversation, writing or sales calls.
February 9, Mercury sextiles Uranus. New ideas and possibilities can present themselves.
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 and we are in the Pisces season.
February 19, the full moon (Supermoon) falls in at 0 degrees of Virgo and this is considered a Supermoon. Venus is conjunct Pluto and love could become obsessive or intense, depending on the overall relationship. Some relationships could end at this time. Money matters may also be important.
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.
February 27, the Sun sextiles Mars. Energetic and productive.
Mars squares Pluto this week at 21 degrees of Aries-Capricorn and it will be exact February 1. We will feel the energy of this powerful aspect in the days before and after February 1.
Those with planets at 20-22 degrees of Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn will be affected to a greater degree than others.
This transit can create an atmosphere of stress, compulsiveness, or even obsession. With hard Pluto aspects many people act out their own compulsions, which are far different from acting in a rational manner.
Power struggles can occur over minor or major issues and in some cases the ego can be prominent in the dispute. Worst case scenario, this transit can represent violence, but that is not the usual manifestation. Jealousy, especially sexual jealousy can also be a manifestation.
Some people may come off as aggressive and angry, or you could experience issues over joint finances, taxes, insurance or debt.
There can be a need for self regeneration, and to exercise caution, patience and good judgment. This transit can amp up your determination, ambition, and relates to the elimination of old conditions and the creation of new ones, but if this is the case, nothing comes easily.
At its best, this transit may transform something to a different situation, place or level. For example, and issue may finally be resolved one way or another and this can include relationships, business, and they way you approach things.
In the world we will see issues relating to abuse of power, anger and disagreements and the potential exists for violence.
Mercury squares Uranus today at 28 degrees of Capricorn/Aries. This will be much like the Sun square Uranus Friday, January 18th. If this transit affected you, Mercury-Uranus will as well.
Mercury-Uranus transits can manifest as some type of mental breakthrough, or breaking free from some kind of mental block. If so it would happen suddenly and without warning and can leave as quickly as it came.
This can also take the form of unexpected news. It could involve relatives, children, co-workers or young people.
Mercury rules the written word, the mind, travel and young people. This is a day to use caution if you are driving. Your mind may be on the road, but everyone else's won't necessarily be in the same place.
You could feel restless and find it hard to concentrate.
Watch your communication, as things can break down or you could have computer or phone glitches. Sudden changes in thinking could occur as well.
On the world stage Uranus rules weather changes, aircraft, coups, communication and the written word. On January 18, there were many unexpected news stories.
January 24, Mercury enters Aquarius just after midnight, EST. Communication and thinking will become much more expansive. If you are puzzling over a solution to a problem look for your mind to break free and explore new ideas. Mercury will join the Sun, already in Aquarius as we leave the Capricorn seasonbehind.