Happy February, Pisces!
Pisces: Your Month Ahead
Thanks to the strong Aquarius energies arriving this time of year, genius ideas fill the air. Aquarius helps us feel electrified and brilliant, and for you, Pisces, that means new opportunities to recharge yourself, attend to health, and focus on spirituality.
This time of year also increases your compassion and increases your wish to serve others and the greater good.
Attune to this month’s potential, because you may seize lightning in a bottle. Read on to see how.
Spotlight On Health, Work
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, Pisces, this energetic polarity may spark changes in your sixth house of work, nutrition, fitness, and how you manage daily life as well as your twelfth house of meditation, psychological health, and solitude. 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.
Health And Spirituality News
Aquarian themes will continue to dominate the first part of this month, bringing exciting energy to your twelfth house of rest, health, and spiritual work. 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 improving your health, retreating at home or on a trip to relax or heal, and uniting emotions and thoughts to support balance.
You’ll also feel more compassionate and may receive important insights in dreams or prayer. Make time to reflect on how you align your outer life with your inner self and how well you express spiritual truths through action that helps others.
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, Pisces, the Sun, Mercury, south node, Venus, and new Moon in Aquarius are activating inner genius in your twelfth house of spiritual work, health, and time alone.
This time of year gives you high potential for overcoming health challenges, especially psychological ones such as anxiety, as well as addictions. If you need help, contact a therapist or specialist who can guide you as you master each healing step.
Take your need for rest and solitude seriously, as this time of year can bring beautiful inspirations along with high electrical energy that supercharges your psychological and spiritual nature. Start a bedtime ritual to prepare for restful sleep and happy dreams. Keep a notebook by your bed to jot down dreams when you wake up each morning; analyze your notes for patterns and promising ideas.
Also, your twelfth house rules your relationship to prior lives through karmic duties you must fulfill—and karmic rewards you receive. You may meet someone this month who helps you balance your spiritual scales, or you may spend more time at home studying spiritual literature or meditating.
Your Health And Spirituality
February brings you many opportunities to change your health for the better by working with a trusted clinician, for example. You also may increase the time you spend by yourself to rest, daydream, or work on creative projects you want to keep secret for now.
On February 6, Venus in your twelfth house of health and spirituality will connect with Uranus in your second house of income and possessions. You may review all you own and decide to sell or give away items you no longer need or enjoy because you want to live more simply.
A few days later, on February 10, Venus leaves your twelfth house of the subconscious to enter your first house of personality and the body. Your style will take on new sweetness and allure, so enjoy the attention you’ll attract. Work with a stylist to buy new clothes that suit your evolving personality better.
On the 13th, the Sun will talk to Uranus in your second house of earning, again giving opportunities to feel happier—and save money on maintenance—by paring down what you own. You also may help plan a surprise party for someone at work or attend a Mardi Gras party or fundraiser.
The next day, celebrate Valentine’s Day by putting your loving personality into a date with your special someone. If you aren’t in a relationship, hold loving thoughts and talk to others wherever you find yourself because your beautiful vibrations can attract admirers now.
On February 15—and for the week and half afterward—you have strong chances to succeed by starting anything related to overcoming a health concern, arranging time alone, or working on projects behind the scenes 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 spiritual house with Uranus in your second house of money and values and between Venus in your first house of personality with Saturn in your friendship house. You may have a hunch about your job that leads to a promotion or raise, or an older friend or associate may reveal feelings that lead you two to start dating.
On the 17th, this theme continues with the Sun and Mercury coming together in your spiritual and health area for a final burst of heart expanding inspiration as well as possible new contracts or connections related to overcoming a health challenge or completing a sensitive project.
On February 18, energies shift to your sign, 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 first house, where you build your personality and character, enjoy life as a spiritual being incarnate in a physical body, and show off your unique style. Go dancing, attend a yoga class, sign up for a self-improvement program, or enjoy a walking meditation in nature.
You’ll have additional support in these areas February 21 when Venus waltzes with your ruler, Neptune, in Pisces to bring deep love to your personality, followed by Mercury’s meet up with Neptune on February 23 to spark mystical thoughts or visions of who and what you can become if you live up to your highest potential. 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 private meetings and visionary projects at work. Enjoy Mardi Gras on the 13th and consider Valentine’s Day plans customized to your personality.
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 twelfth house of dreams, the subconscious, and health as well as universal love, compassion, and spirituality.
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.
Your Birthday Is Coming
In addition to all these dates, Pisces, your birthday will arrive soon.
You will begin a new annual cycle then, with powerful energies for starting anything new. During the weeks leading up to your birthday, make time to meditate and reflect on the experiences you’ve had this past year and how well you’ve lived up to your best self.
Honor your accomplishments and analyze your challenges. Both have shaped how you grew this year and can help you create wondrous experiences in the coming year by building on what you’ve learned. Look back and enjoy all the times you expressed your best and truest self.
May your reflections bring you useful insights along with many reasons to smile at the love you shared with friends and family, the new people who entered your life, and the great things you achieved.
Happy February, Pisces! I wish you a wonderful month!