Welcome to Aquarius season! Aquarians are idealistic, visionaries, and blessed grumps. They’re amazingly skilled at making friends and building community, but they also desperately wish to be left alone. Somehow Aquarius is both the life of the party and the inventor of the Irish exit.
If you feel caught between wanting to reach out and connect and wanting to isolate for eternity, you’re not alone. You’re simply riding those Aquarian waves!
Aquarius is also a sign that is passionate about humanitarian causes, and no one champions the greater good like Aquarius. The flip side is a righteousness streak that can turn others off and do more harm than good. If you are feeling especially feisty about your principles right now, remember that turning your nose up at others is not as productive as finding similarly minded allies. Go where your ideas are appreciated, and let those who don’t get it go!
Mercury is retrograde for most of February. Since Mercury rules travel, communication and technology we may encounter delays. But don’t fret! Relief is on the way. Mercury will station direct on Feb. 20, and things should fall right back into place.
This month. we’ll also have an air stellium with Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, the Sun, and Mercury all paying a visit to visionary Aquarius. This could spell wonderful things for the collective as we learn how to innovate and find solutions that bring the greater good to our larger communities.
The new moon in Aquarius on Feb. 11 is a perfect time to set intentions for how you’d like to participate in your community or to imagine the kinds of communities you’d like to be a part of. The full moon in Virgo on Feb. 27 will bring all the details that need fine-tuning into focus.
Please note: These horoscopes, like emoji, are meant to add fun and color to your month. Take what feels good to you, leave what doesn’t.
There is so much good energy coming your way right now, Aquarius. Love, luck, and major moves are coming your way. If you feel a bit overwhelmed by the possibilities, take a moment to get centered and breathe deeply. Ask yourself which values or principles you want to see manifest in your life whether it’s at work, in love, or simply in the big picture. Then go back to those options. The ones that are right for you will be clear as day!
You may feel a bit fiery this month. A passion in you has been ignited, and it needs an outlet. You tend to go with the flow, but right now, you’ll want to take steady aim. Whether it’s a creative project, a love affair, or simply reaching for what you’ve known you wanted for a very long time, you finally have the courage to go out and get it! Trust your heart, point that arrow, and shoot. You’ll hit your target—or something close to it. But you’ve got to put yourself out there. The only way you’ll miss is if you don’t try.
It’s time for you to let yourself dream again. You love to live in the “real” world, and you pride yourself on putting plans into action. But right now, your mind needs just as much attention as your to-do list. Let yourself gaze up at the stars. Let yourself imagine life not as it is, but as it could be. Don’t get bogged down by obstacles or imagine how things won’t work out. Simply let yourself dream and wish the way you did when you were a small child. The opportunity to act will come later, and your visions will lend your actions a new intensity.
Something or someone is testing you right now. You may be tempted to fight—or even take flight. But the best way to handle this situation is to buckle down and face it calmly and honestly. There are few signs that can match your integrity. You know how to be truthful, and you definitely know how to stick to the facts. You may feel like things are happening in a way that just isn’t fair, but if you keep things simple and clear and keep going back to those facts, things will balance out soon enough. Trust that the truth will do its job. Save your muscle power and sweat for the projects with your name on them. Protect your boundaries. Your mantra this month: If it’s not my mess, I don’t need to sweep it up.
Mercury retrograde might slow you down this month, Gemini, but it will also bring you bursts of inspiration. If you get a sudden idea, be sure to jot it down. You may not be able to put many plans into action this month, but you’ll be able to lay down some spectacular plans. Use this fertile time to reconnect with your creativity. Solutions may seem to appear from thin air. Collect and review them so that you can put them to use in the near future!
Do not forget that your tears, your sorrows, and your challenges are just as valuable and lovable as your joys and your victories. You have an amazing capacity to know and understand sorrow, but you tend to feel shame at letting others see your grief. You’d rather be the caretaker, the helper, the healer. This month asks you to lay your woes bare. The secret is that once you shine a light on your worries, they’ll practically evaporate. So if your heart is heavy right now, open up. You’ll be surprised at how quickly relief arrives.
You’re getting better all the time, Leo. But right now, you could be tempted to believe all your best days are behind you. Perhaps there’s a mistake you made or an opportunity you feel you missed. Maybe you are seeking a romance or an experience that will wash your suffering away. Whatever distraction you choose, you’ll have to confront these demons sooner or later. So get familiar with the nit-picking goblin that visits you this month. What does it want? Maybe it needs a little love, a little validation, or even heaps of praise. Be your own biggest fan this month. Instead of recounting your failures, catalog all the ways in which you’ve saved yourself again and again.
You do not like delays, and you do not like being at the mercy of something bigger than yourself, but those are the ropes these days. No matter how much planning or fine-tuning you do, there will always be variables you cannot control. This month asks you to find pleasure in things that are a little messy. Maybe it’s finger-painting, or perhaps it’s a baking project where you don’t follow the recipe. Whatever you do, give yourself permission to color outside the lines and see how freeing that can actually be.
Libra, you’re ready for a change. Not a small one but a big, earth-shaking, upside-down reversal of how things used to be. Maybe you’re a people-pleaser at work, but you’re ready to call the shots. Perhaps you’ve played a role in your home life, and you’re ready to be the queen of your castle. Whatever change you’re seeking, if you’re feeling hesitant about stepping into this new version of yourself, know this: None of your choices are fixed. You are allowed to alter, transform, and adjust yourself as you like and as many times as you’d like. Give yourself the green light to be the new you—even if you aren’t quite sure who that is yet.
This month brings you the opportunity for deep transformation. We’re not just talking caterpillar to butterfly. We’re talking phoenix rising from the ashes and morphing into a fire-breathing dragon. There are so many ways in which you are ready to step into your true power. So what’s holding you back? If you have any doubts about your right to be powerful, they’ll be at the forefront this month. Let them say their piece, but do not let that little nagging voice get the best of you. When you are powerful, you give others permission to step into their power. So breathe a little fire, and let ‘em feel the heat!
Your normal happy-go-lucky demeanor could be a bit sullen this month. You may be feeling dismayed by the state of the world or frustrated by how many things seem to be going badly for so many. Sagittarius is a sign that seeks truth in knowledge, so you may even be looking back in time thinking about all the ways things have gone wrong in the past and assuming they’ll go wrong similarly in the future. But that’s a huge waste of your gifts. You have been given that tunnel vision to help you see deep back into the past so that you can stride forward into the future. And in between all that? Don’t forget to live in the present moment. Do a virtual exercise class. Go for a hike. If you’re getting sucked into your screens, stop, drop that phone, and head for spaces that allow you to be present.
This month you’ll be able to get extremely organized, Capricorn. You may have new insights about how your organizational skills went awry in the past and how you can do things differently in the future. You’ll also have remarkable skill for communicating your new ideas to others. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to put your excellent ideas to use! Your only pitfall may be your tendency towards perfectionism. Instead of worrying about implementing your plans in the best possible way, allow yourself to try them out one at a time. You’ll figure out how all the puzzle pieces fit together eventually.