Happy February, Sagittarius!
Sagittarius: Your Month Ahead
With strong Aquarius energies that arrive during this time each year, genius ideas fill the air. Aquarius helps us feel electrified and brilliant, and for you, Sagittarius, that means new opportunities for communication of all kinds, travel, and relationships with sisters and brothers.
This time of year also inspires learning and research and increases your receptiveness to spiritual messages from other people and from your reflections and meditations.
When you attune to this month’s potential, you may seize lightning in a bottle. Read on to see how.
Spotlight On Travel, Expansion, Siblings
On February 1, you probably will feel aftereffects from the January 31 eclipse and the dramatic full Moon in Leo that arrived at 7:28 a.m. U.S. central time (1:28 p.m. Greenwich time).
Full Moons carry great power: the Sun and Moon sit as far as possible from each other and face off across the zodiac, and this alignment often feels like we’re pulled in two conflicting directions. At every full Moon, our job is to balance the two signs involved, and when the full Moon includes an eclipse our work feels even more urgent.
When the full Moon involves the signs Aquarius and Leo, we’re pulled between thought and feeling. So make sure you’re balancing your head (Aquarius) with your heart (Leo), and cool detachment with warmhearted sincerity.
For you, Sagittarius, this energetic polarity may spark changes in your ninth house of all things that expand your consciousness such as international travel and related topics including immigration and visas, foreign people and cultures, higher education, philosophy, religion, publishing, and broadcasting. It also may bring news related to your third house of siblings, communication, and short trips. With a lunar eclipse involved, you may have seen something end in one of these areas, and with Leo activated it may have felt extra intense and emotional.
If something from the past reached closure at this time, let it go so you’re ready for what comes next. Make time for solitude and spirituality, too: whatever happened at the full Moon and eclipse, visualize a peaceful and happy future that benefits everyone.
Sibling, Communication, And Travel News
Aquarian themes will continue to dominate the first part of this month, bringing exciting energy to your third house of brothers and sisters, communication, and travel you make to nearby destinations. As of February 1, we have several planets in Aquarius:
- The warm and powerful Sun, which always shines its light freely and generously to bring joy and optimism to our world
- Mercury, who governs thinking and communication and becomes supercharged in Aquarius
- The Moon’s south node, a special location in the heavens that points us toward past efforts and experiences as well as the knowledge and talents from that time that we bring into the present.
- Venus, who governs love, beauty, and relationships—as well as money—and brings grace and sophistication to whatever she touches
As of February 10, Venus heads into Pisces, but on February 13 at 9:13 a.m. (3:13 p.m. Greenwich time), the sensitive Moon will join the other planets in Aquarius. So by mid-month, you’ll have three planets and the Moon’s node—point of past accomplishments—in this sign and pressing you to take action on anything related to your relationships with brothers and sisters, your car and other items related to travel and transit, and how you think and communicate.
You’ll also feel more open to what siblings have to tell you, more introspective about your childhood education and early teachers, and more able to hear messages you receive from your intuition and during spiritual experiences that help awaken your soul.
Aquarius gives us the quirky inventor, the genius, the one who marches to the beat of a different drummer.
Aquarius is ruled by the eccentric planet Uranus, which has a tipped rotational axis that causes it to spin on its side. Just imagine how things would appear if you looked at them sideways! Wherever you have Aquarius in your chart—and its ruler, Uranus—you have the potential to catch lightning a bottle because this sign and its planet carry associations with electricity and lightning and their equivalent on the inner plane: sudden "knowing" that comes like a bolt of lightning.
Aquarius’s symbol is the Water Bearer, an androgynous being who freely pours out the waters of wisdom and insight to all. Despite the water in this symbol, Aquarius is an air sign: that’s why it’s so smart and tends to live in its head. That’s also why it can be so cool and detached.
During Aquarius time each year, that’s exactly what we need to do: look at things differently—and cultivate tolerance. We also need to pay attention to sudden inspirations that come through hunches, intuition, and "eureka!" moments. Spiritually, we’re meant to harness those inspirations somehow to help and inspire others.
Where Your Genius Happens
For you, Sagittarius, the Sun, Mercury, south node, Venus, and new Moon in Aquarius are activating inner genius in your third house of sisters and brothers, communication, and transit.
Call your siblings and foster equal exchanges with them, regardless of where you fall in your family’s birth order. You have an opportunity to get to know them better now and create more open and loving bonds. You also may buy or lease a car or upgrade your current one, or you could have an inspiration for a travel related invention that energizes your creativity and fills your leisure time.
Also, your third house rules your mind, communication, and how you think. You have an opportunity to operate on two levels now: as yourself and as the person observing yourself. Use this powerful time to observe your mind, how you habitually use it, and the thoughts that typically fill your mind. Use what you learn to apply your mental powers constructively and purify your thoughts to focus on benevolence, nobility, and beauty. Make time for meditation and spiritual work this month to support your mind beautification and help you direct thought toward visualization to assist others.
Your Siblings, Communication, And Travel
February brings you many opportunities to enjoy time with sisters and brothers, travel, and improve communication. You also may start a novel or other creative writing or make contacts in media who help you learn about journalism.
On February 6, Venus in your third house of communication will connect with Uranus in your fifth house of children and creativity. Call your child to discuss faraway cultures, ask a sibling for help with technology, or sign up for a class to help you shape a visionary creative project.
A few days later, on February 10, Venus leaves your communication house to enter your fourth house of home and family. Staying home will feel deeply pleasurable, and you may decide to redecorate, invite someone to stay, or plan a party. Your good taste will ensure whatever you do inspires others with beauty and grace.
On the 13th, the Sun will talk to Uranus in your fifth house of children and creativity, again giving opportunities to connect with children creatively or to bring your siblings and children together on a project or reunion or a vacation for extended family. Find a Mardi Gras event or fundraiser in your area and invite everyone to go with you, as the energies favor enjoyment with your sibs and children.
The next day, celebrate Valentine’s Day by traveling to a new restaurant with your special someone to try something different. If you aren’t in a relationship, make plans with a sibling to stop by a contemporary art gallery, enjoy a mutual hobby, or treat yourselves to a festive meal.
On February 15—and for the week and half afterward—you can tap success by starting anything new related to communication, learning, siblings, and travel once the new Moon arrives in brilliant Aquarius at 3:06 p.m. U.S. central time (9:06 p.m. Greenwich time). A solar eclipse comes just minutes before that—and the day brings harmonious angles between Mercury in your communication house with Uranus in your fifth house of children and creativity and between Venus in your house of home and Saturn in your house of how you earn income. A sibling may help one of your children with a question or concern, or someone at home may help you become more serious and responsible about your work and how you earn a living, especially if you want to make a change.
On the 17th, this theme continues with the Sun and Mercury coming together in your communication area for a final burst of thought provoking inspiration as well as possible new contracts or connections related to your car, travel, or ventures with siblings or cousins.
On February 18, energies shift to Pisces, as the Sun leaves Aquarius for the sign of the Fish. Feel the change from air to water, from electricity to "see in the dark" intuition. Pisces always activates your fourth house of home, where you focus on land and real estate, parents, your heritage and genealogy, and your spiritual foundation. If you want to move, begin talks with realtors; if you want to redecorate, you can find professionals who can help express your taste and imagination.
You’ll have additional support in these areas February 21 when Venus waltzes with Neptune in Pisces to bring deep love to your home and family life, followed by Mercury’s meet up with Neptune on February 23 to spark mystical thoughts or visions about your essential spirituality. Ground your ideas in something to help others, as the Sun and Saturn will bless practical efforts.
Balance: Your Key To Well Being
This month’s powerful, electrical energy from Aquarius can overstimulate our minds and nervous systems. That can feel exciting for a while, yet it can leave us drained, too.
This time of year, it’s vital to care for our health so we can be open to Aquarius’s wonderful insights—without burning out.
Also, you already may feel a bit depleted: Aquarius time comes after the Capricorn time of year, a sober period when we feel conscientious and work very hard. We began January with four planets in heavy duty Capricorn, and by mid-month we had two more for a total of six. If you worked extra hours and felt overloaded by responsibilities, that’s not a surprise.
That’s why it’s key to balance outward action with inner reflection and rest.
Plan Your Life With Astrology: When To Pause
You can plan your life with astrology by building in time to pause. Each month, the planets bring regular times that favor slowing down and reflecting:
- The full Moon brings a natural time to pause. Energies peak, insights and "aha" moments arrive, and we need time to process sudden news—and sometimes major changes. This year, February contains no full Moons, although two powerful ones bookend it: the Leo full Moon on January 31 and the Virgo full Moon on March 1. So the first and last days of February give us natural times to pause and reflect.
- The two weeks after the monthly full Moon are the time when nature gradually eases back because the Moon is waning (the portion that’s lit in the night sky grows smaller and smaller). From February 1 through 14, you’ll feel this easing energy grow, so pause and reflect at some point each day.
- The best time to pause each month comes during the three days before the new Moon. Called the balsamic Moon, this period shows us a Moon with little to no light because it’s a tiny sliver in the sky. This lack of light reminds us to stop temporarily to rest, reflect, and take care of ourselves. This month’s balsamic Moon arrives at 12:34 p.m. U.S. central time (6:34 p.m. Greenwich time) on February 11 and lasts until the new Moon on February 15 at 3:06 p.m. U.S. central time (9:06 p.m. Greenwich time). Find out more about the mysterious balsamic Moon in my Balsamic Moon Phase article.
You can find out more about these key times to pause in my article on How To Relieve Stress – Meditate At The Right Time.
Plan Your Month: Important Dates
This month brings several key dates to watch as you plan your month. Mark your calendar and take action (or rest) as recommended on the dates listed here, as your efforts can bring impressive progress now.
February 1: High energies from yesterday’s full Moon in Leo and total lunar eclipse carry into today. Make time for your spiritual life: the full Moon and the day before and day after favor meditation, visualization, and prayer.
February 2: The "cross quarter day" called Groundhog Day, Imbolc, or Candlemas. We’re halfway through the current season (winter in the northern hemisphere, summer in the southern hemisphere): review the past six weeks and revisit your meditations, reflections, and revelations from the Solstice on December 21.
February 6: Venus in Aquarius in a helpful angle to Uranus, Aquarius’s electric blue ruler. Get out and meet new people.
February 10: At 5:21 p.m. U.S. central time (11:21 p.m. Greenwich time), lovely Venus moves into Pisces, a sign she adores visiting. Go to a dance recital, concert, or art museum or pull out your art supplies to create a dream-inspired masterpiece. Meditate on the meaning of love, connect with your muse, or meet with someone in the arts. Venus graces this place for a full month, so fill your social, cultural, and artistic calendar for the coming weeks.
February 11 – 15: The balsamic Moon arrives at 12:34 p.m. U.S. central time (6:34 p.m. Greenwich time) on February 11 and lasts until the new Moon on February 15 at 3:06 p.m. U.S. central time (9:06 p.m. Greenwich time). This lunar phase brings your best time of the month to pause and review what’s happened since the new Moon in Capricorn January 16—before you rev up with the new Moon in Aquarius on February 15.
February 13 and 14: The Sun in a helpful angle with Uranus favors creative writing and connections between your children and siblings. Enjoy Mardi Gras on the 13th and consider unusual menus or plans for Valentine’s Day.
February 15: New Moon in Aquarius at 3:06 p.m. U.S. central time (9:06 p.m. Greenwich time)—with solar eclipse a few minutes before that—plus planetary harmony involving Mercury and Uranus as well as Venus and Saturn. The next week and a half supports new beginnings in everything related to your third house of communication, brothers and sisters, transportation, and short trips.
February 17: The Sun meets Mercury, just before the messenger planet moves into Pisces at 10:29 p.m. U.S. central time (4:29 a.m. Greenwich time on the 18th). Take this final day of Aquarius to receive any last insights, hunches, or flashes of intuition before Mercury settles into Pisces’s foggy mist for a few weeks.
February 18: The Sun moves into Pisces at 11:19 a.m. (5:19 p.m. Greenwich time). Pause around that time and see if you can feel the shift from airy, intellectual Aquarius to watery, sensitive Pisces.
February 21: Venus meets with Neptune in Pisces, a heavenly pairing of human and spiritual love. Be a force for loving kindness with everyone you meet.
February 25: Mercury meets Neptune, so let your mind wander a bit today and pay attention to dreams or connect with your muse. Also, the Sun links with Saturn in Capricorn: bring lofty dreams down to earth to benefit others in tangible ways.
February 27 and 28: Venus on the 27th and then Mercury on the 28th make the same helpful alignment with Pluto. Follow through on ideals from February 25 to bring spirituality, dreams, or artistic projects to earth in powerful yet practical ways that uplift everyone.
Happy February, Sagittarius! I wish you a wonderful month!