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If you’re obsessing about having a perfect love life, about a matter connected to a child (your own or someone else’s) or a creative project, just stop. Obsession is alluring, especially for Scorpios, but it’s usually also rather destructive. You will be much happier if you spend time lavishing your friends with the love they deserve. At work, stay calm.
It’s a massive month for all of us, astrologically-speaking! There are two eclipses. The first is the Full Moon eclipse in Leo on February 11. The second is the New Moon eclipse in Pisces on February 26.
No matter what your star sign, these are big celestial events which offer us all the chance to change.
With the Full Moon, think about what you need to let go of or move on from. Who do you need to forgive? You might even need to forgive yourself for something.
If you can let go of past upsets, it will allow you to stop dragging old emotional baggage around. Once you ditch the old emotional baggage, you can live more in the present, and it’s in the present that we create our future, right?
With the New Moon eclipse, it’s time to start something new. It could be a new friendship, a new course, even a new relationship. A really good practise would be to make a list of your top ten dreams, on February 26. Then make a few notes about what you can do to make those dreams come true. Having a dream which you know you can work towards can work wonders (assuming you’re willing to do the work, of course!) No dream is too big or too small.
Eclipses are rare events and we need to make the most of them.
Going through the month in chronological order…
Meanwhile, the planet of riches and romance moves into the first sign of the zodiac, Aries this month. This is interesting in itself as a planet moving into Aries in some ways is starting a new cycle. So when Venus is in Aries, it’s as though we are all starting a new cycle when it comes to love and abundance. If you have had a rough time in either or even both these parts of your life in the past year or so, consider the reset button hit!
More than that, though, this year, Venus’ move into Aries is even more curious because Aries is the sign that Venus will most of her retrograde in, starting next month.
More about what this means next month but bear in mind that whatever is going on for you in when it comes to love and money now, you’re likely to get some kind of second chance later if you need it.
Also note that as Venus slows down ready for her retrograde, you will be asked to re-re-evaluate one part of your life.
For now though, here is the info you need about where Venus is for you this month. Note that wherever Venus is for you, things should go quite well. Because she is moving more slowly ahead of her retrograde, she is actually making only one link to another planet this month, to Mercury on February 10, a day which augurs well for communications.
Venus is currently moving through your sixth house of daily work and health routines. This is perhaps the least sexy of all the Venus transits BUT before you start feeling ripped off, be glad! Someone Else can take a back seat for a while as you use the coming four weeks to work on yourself body, mind and spirit. Venus loves to be pampered so she if you can book yourself in for a massage or day spa, if you like that kind of thing. If you’d rather Do It Yourself, book yourself in a night alone where you can give yourself a candlelit bubble bath, manicure and pedicure (and NO this doesn’t apply to women only!) Venus here is also good news for you at work – you should find yourself feeling more amiable around the office, and you can pretty much expect your colleagues and clients to notice and approve, too. (And good things happen when those around us like us more than usual!) Romance-wise, this is the time to address the practical matters, rather than aiming for a love and hearts and flowers situation.
Mercury is the planet of communications and this month, Mercury will move through Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. If you’re one of those signs of you have one of those signs rising, you have an increased gift of the gab this month. And if you’re Cancerian, Leo or Virgo, Mercury will pass through your Love Zone this month which means it will be easier to talk through any relationship issues you’re experiencing, personal or professional.
Here are the dates:
February 1 to 6: Mercury in Capricorn (Cancer’s Love Zone)
February 7 to 24: Mercury in Aquarius (Leo’s Love Zone)
February 25 and into March: Mercury in Pisces (Virgo’s Love Zone)
Usually it’s not advisable to spend too much time thinking about the past. We all do well to move on. But for you now, it is actually likely there’s a trip into your past ahead. For some, it’ll be thanks to an actual trip which takes you back to somewhere you’ve been before, but for others it will be a mental (head) trip spurred on by running into and/or reconnecting with someone from your past. Look at the memories which are being stirred up now and see how past events are effecting your life today.
If you need to get over something from the past, or reconcile yesterday and today, you will find it easier to do just that – as long as you give yourself the mental time out you need.
Look at where you have just been and where you are going. Home and family will occupy your mind more than usual now too. If you’ve drifted further away from your family than you’ve meant to, now is the ideal time to get back in touch.
As mentioned at the start of this post, the biggest news this month is that there are not one but two eclipses. Eclipse seasons, in my opinion, really are times to take advantage of. It’s a period when it’s easier for you to change your life.
So what do you want to do? Nearly everyone has one kind of dream or another. It’s part of the human experience, to have desires! So think about what you want. And if you really can’t think of anything you want (1) thank you lucky stars that you’re so blessed you have zero desires and (2) look around your life and see if there is someone you know that you can help to reach their desires.
Aries – if you’re starting to think perhaps your life would be better if you got a bit more spiritual, then the skies totally agree with you. Commit to a more Divine 2017.
Taurus – it’s crucial that you make a wish on the day of the New Moon because it’s taking place in your Wishing Zone. Use this chance to create your 2017 reality!
Gemini – this is the time to work on your relationships. And if you’re too busy with work, then it’s doubly the time to work on your relationships.
Cancer – it’s an eclipse month so expect to be on edge a bit (as you’re Moon-ruled!) Good time to turn the corner with your finances as well. Leave behind financial fears.
Leo – the Full Moon eclipse in your sign is major news – you’re being singled out by the Universe to change your life as 2017 gets properly underway!
Virgo – the New Moon in your Love Zone means that one way or another, it’s time for you to start over, big time, in your love life. Farewell the past.
Libra – if you have been working too hard and not allowing yourself enough Zen time out, this month urges you to change that; put some new routines in place for 2017.
Scorpio – any tension in your life now can probably be relieved by balancing your work and the demands of your personal life. Seek a work/life balance.
Sagittarius – as the New Year unfolds with serious Saturn still in your sign, you’re being reminded that happiness for you this year lies in achieving.
Capricorn – you might feel as though staying close to come is a good idea right now but getting out of your comfort zone will leave you feeling far more fulfilled.
Aquarius – as tempting as it is to rely on someone else for your money, be it a partner or a company, for example, you will thrive this year the more financially independent you are.
Pisces – the New Moon in your sign is exactly the celestial juju you need to work some magic. Decide what you want – from your heart – and you can achieve it in 2017.
The first of the lunations will be the Full Moon eclipse – it takes place in Leo.
Full Moon Eclipse takes place at 23 Leo
SYDNEY: February 11, 11.32am
NEW YORK: February 10, 7.32pm
LONDON: February 11, 12.32am
Remember that the Full Moon is the time to forgive and move on. So if you are still hanging on to negative feelings from last year or even last month, use the Full Moon to release and let go. If you would like to forgive someone but you just don’t know how, this free Forgiveness Kit might help!
Here’s how the Full Moon eclipse is affecting your sign:
The Full Moon eclipse in your 10th house of suggests you may well be feeling a tug of war between your home life and your career. More than likely you have spent the past few weeks thinking about your personal life, you home, family, and where you feel you belong. Now though, the skies are reminding you that all of us have to crawl out from the safety of our nests from time to time. If you know you’ve been neglecting your professional obligations because of what’s been going on at home, the skies suggest now is the time to redress the balance.
Then we get the New Moon eclipse. Again, this is SUCH a powerful time and if you’re serious about directing your life, you will want to tune in!
The New Moon eclipse can be tapped into in two different ways:
1. Use it to predict what you can expect over the coming month (see below for where the New Moon is taking place for you)
2. Use it to manifest your dreams and desires.
Here are the eclipse times (note it will only be visible in parts of South America and southern Africa):
New Moon Eclipse at 9 Pisces
SYDNEY: February 27, 1.58am
NEW YORK: February 26, 9.58am
LONDON: February 26, 2.58pm
Here’s the information about where the New Moon eclipse is affecting your chart.
Welcome to the House of Fun! Have you been having a bit of that lately? If not, then the skies are strongly suggesting to you that it’s time to get out and do a little bit of what you fancy! There’s a new start possible for you now re romance, creativity and kids, as the New Moon takes place this month. Could you use a restart re re romance, creativity and kids? Identify which one(s) you want to work on and draw up an action plan. What could you do to inch closer to what you want? Remember, the law of attraction means we can’t get what we want until we know what we want.
If you would like to tap into the New Moon eclipse and make some very powerful wishes, just set aside some time and write your wishes down. It doesn’t have to be any more complicated than that. Part of the magic is in deciding what you’re wishing for and what you’re willing to commit to. However if you would like a more detailed list of what to do, you might enjoy our free New Moon Wishing Guide here.
A word of warning…
MARS SQUARE PLUTO
Note that the toughest aspect this month is a clash between angry Mars and furious Pluto on February 22. Essentially it’s a day when you can move mountains. However it’s also a day when people can argue and pick a fight and generally act anything from brutish to brutal. So go easy that day, especially if you start to feel riled up!
In a nutshell…
Have you been working too hard? Your horoscope says yes! Maybe you have been taking care of too many people and/or events. You really do need to allow yourself some time off in exchange for all your good behaviour! If you have a creative project on the go, that is well-starred now as the eclipses boost your chances of enjoying real success. Similarly anything related to your kids or someone else’s kids could start to work out very well now. And when it comes to love? If you think romance is dead, think again! (Of course you may have to take do something proactive to resuscitate your love life. Be bold!)