An interesting aspect of early February is an energy setup similar to Noah’s Ark of twos. We have two planets in Aries [Mars and Uranus], two planets in Sagittarius [Venus and Jupiter], two planets in Capricorn [Saturn and Pluto], and two planets in Aquarius [the Sun and Mercury]. We also have four planets in their own rulership, planets transiting the Signs they rule — Mars in Aries, Jupiter in Sagittarius, Saturn in Capricorn, and Neptune in Pisces.
We come into February with Mars square Pluto on the 1st. If we haven’t addressed the specifics in developing the whole, then we could discover that the weakest link in our plans, implementation and execution is the actual cause for any crash and burn to our plans. Certainly a red flag to determine if we have maintained humility, patience and a willingness to go from one solid step to the next will be raised in early February. But if we try to go too far too fast then we suffer the liability of hitting the wall and our greatest ambitions can all fall down.
Even if we hit the wall as we start the month of February, we can pick up the pieces over that weekend, as Venus trines Uranus on the 2nd, followed on the 3rd by Mercury sextile Jupiter and Venus exiting Sagittarius to come into Capricorn recreating the Capricorn Stellium as Venus joins Saturn and Pluto in the Cardinal Earth Sign.
Unexpected encounters and interesting news can get us back on course. We could draw upon someone for their assistance in dealing with what needs to be done and giving us moral support to alter our trajectory. Even if we hit the wall, we can pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and start all over again but this time with assistance and with a different methodology.
The Aquarius New Moon on February 4th imprints the next two weeks up to the Full Moon on the 19th. This New Moon also begins the Chinese New Year, 2019 being the Chinese year of the Brown Earth Pig.
Our thoughts are filled with possibilities, and we might engage anything and everything that we hear about. And there could be a lot to hear about with people talking up a storm. This is a time of exploration our future prospects, and we can do so keeping in mind the necessary particulars we would need to develop our plans. This is a time to draw upon our expertise developed from experience to consider where we want to go and what we want to pursue in our future. We may be feeling upbeat, inspired and embracing the belief that even the seemingly impossible could in reality prove to be possible.
After our stumble on the 1st to begin our February, things seem to brighten up, and we might feel greater confidence. Our optimism may be more based upon our future intentions than our present reality, but we’re not interested in parade rainers or those people who see and walk on the dark side.
We do have to be wary of entering a fool’s paradise due to over confidence. Let’s keep in mind that successful results are always easier in concept and in our mind’s eye than the practical implementation and execution. Often, there are unforeseen hiccups that delay or frustrate the process.
Our confidence can be strong on the 7th of February with the Sun sextile Jupiter and Mercury sextile Mars. We can easily convince ourselves that we are on our right path and that our trajectory will be like greased wheels and easy sledding. Attitude can be a large component of successful results. And our attitude at this time can be exuberant with a belief that everything will fall neatly into place.
Like the Law of Attraction, we might get some interesting insights or be provided a clue on our scavenger hunt from someone on the 9th of February when Mercury sextiles Uranus. By thinking outside the box and entertaining even the most outlandish suggestions, we could hit upon a streamlined and expeditious way to promote our new interests. This is a time when we may be privy to the magic and mini-miracles of this paradigm shift where things can occur in a most unexpected manner.
If we are open to new ideas and receptive to different means of accomplishing our goals, we can find the universe opens doors and windows that give us startling revelations or a perspective unfamiliar to our usual viewpoint.
Life is all about balance, but often we find our balance by swinging between extremes. Our recent enthusiasm could be stoked or dampened as Mercury exits Aquarius to enter Pisces on the 10th. From the ‘wonder of it all’ and a sense of being plugged into divine revelation on the 9th when Mercury sextiled Uranus, Mercury’s entrance into Pisces on the 10th has Mercury entering a Sign of its Detriment, where Mercury is not comfortable, and our mind loses its critical analysis edge and becomes diffuse with the liability to lack of clarity and confusion.
Despite our own enthusiasm and our advocacy from a member of the Mutual Admiration Society, it will be important that we stay grounded and not get carried away by the promises of possibilities. During this transit of Mercury through Pisces, which will last until the 17th of April and will include Mercury retrograde through Pisces, we have to keep focused, attend to the details and not get lost in a haze of wishful thinking. During these times of paradigm shift, where ‘what is’ has no relevance to ‘what was’ and that things now can occur in a most unexpected manner often totally out of synch with the way we once assumed them to be, we need to keep in mind that the key components for a successful navigation of the choppy waters are awareness, vigilance, mindfulness and not taking anything at face value.
A desire to fast forward our activities can be evident around the 13th of February when Mars completing its transit of its own Sign, Aries, conjuncts Uranus. We could be in overdrive as we push ahead with our personal interests and new trajectories. This could be a time when we look to streamline our operations. We might consider new equipment and new technologies that would allow us to be more effective with less expenditure of energy. With Mercury transiting Pisces, it will be essential that we do our due diligence regarding any investment or expenditure to enhance our productivity. We also need to avoid being reckless, for extreme actions could have severe consequences.
Mars exits its own Sign of Aries on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, to enter Taurus, a Sign of Detriment for Mars, where Mars is not at all comfortable. Our impetuousness may be replaced by a plodding approach with us all the while champing at the bit to get on with things. Out of a potential liability, opportunities can be born, as Mars will trine the Capricorn-transiting planets of Saturn and Pluto towards the end of the winter.
The Venus sextile Neptune on the 17th of February could have us intrigued by appearances. What we see might not be the true reality of the situation. But no mind, for we can be seduced by the image rather than considering the substance. We may get seduced whether by a person, a situation or an event. This is a time for us to avoid being played by emotional responses, but rather to engage our critical thinking and not just the maudlin plucking of our heart strings.
The 17th through the 19th could be a mishmash of energy configurations with little clarity provided. We start this three-day hurly-burly with the Venus sextile Neptune on the 17th, followed on the 18th with the Sun sextile Uranus, Venus conjunct Saturn and then the Sun exiting Aquarius to enter Pisces with the Sun triggering a Stellium in the Mutable Water Sign as the Sun joins Mercury and Neptune in Pisces. These intense energy configurations crescendo on the 19th with the Virgo Full Moon, a Supermoon, with Mercury conjunct Neptune and Mercury sextile Saturn.
This three-day period may heighten our emotions with wild mood swings. We might want to branch out into new directions but fearful of moving ahead. Relying upon old securities would have us falling into the complacency of discontent. We could prefer stepping off the ledge, accentuating our individuality and a desire to go into new directions, but our anxiety and concern about the implications and consequences involved can have us spinning our wheels, hesitant at best before launching, or backing down and staying put in the maelstrom. While clarity and fortitude could be lacking, it is important that we recognize that the process is always forward, perhaps not a straight line forward, but rather a Texas two-step forward process of one step forward, two steps back; two steps forward, one step back. Eventually, we can realize our advancing journey, but perhaps not on these three days.
The end of this third week in February can have us adjusting our perspective.
Mercury squares Jupiter, and Venus conjuncts Pluto, on the 22nd. False optimism may have us pushing the envelope, but our push could be restrained from going overboard by a trusted mentor with sage advice. Although the big picture might seem enticing, we may well be reminded that it is the particulars that make up the whole. Prioritizing and concentrating on the truly important would allow us to be enthusiastic without being irrationally exuberant and would provide a focus both on the whole and on the components that make up the whole.
The ability to zero in and dissect what is truly going on is enhanced by Mercury sextile Pluto on the 23rd. Our intuitive sense combined with a laser-like vision gives us the ability to arrive at answers for perplexing problems. People may give greater weight to our findings, recognizing that we are drawing upon facts and evidence and not upon our opinions.
On the 27th of February, the Sun sextiles Mars. Although we are in the dead of winter, this can be a seed planting time. We could gather the necessary resources for our projects, determine where to put our energies, and prepare to move forward with pet projects. Some of our activities may revolve around fixing up our base of operations, getting rid of the extraneous, and sharpening our skill set.
February 2019… grounding our prospects…