February 2023

We may stumble into the month as we come into February. Perhaps during January, we got too cocky, too full of ourselves and ran too far ahead.

Now, as the saying goes: ‘if you dance to the music, you must pay to the piper’.

Early February could prove a little dicey. The 3rd of February has the Sun square Uranus, followed on the 4th by Venus square Mars, and then the Leo Full Moon on the 5th [1:29 PM EST] when the Moon opposes the Sun and triggers a Fixed Sign T-Square with the Sun Moon opposition square Uranus.

Too far, too fast, too soon. Whether we forgot to do our due diligence and skipped over significant details in our rush of exuberance, or we are laid low by unanticipated circumstance that we could not possibly have considered, either way we could find ourselves hitting the wall. Despite our confidence and our enthusiasm for our new directions, we might discover that we just don’t have the resources for our planned great exploits.

Whenever we hit a speed bump or, even worse, hit a wall, the experience enables us to regroup. If we choose to, we are able to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and start all over again, and this time a little wiser, perhaps more moderate in our advances and astute to the resources we have available with a cushion for contingencies.

Although the beginning of February could prove humbling with curveballs, disappointments, and blows to our ego, things turn up on a more positive spin as we come into the second week of February, it being almost otherworldly.

The 6th of February has Mercury sextile Neptune. Our thinking can be spot on as we draw upon critical analysis and heightened intuition. We could know without knowing and with the ability to figure out the most perplexing problems. We may have a visionary sense with all the right ingredients to accomplish even the most arduous tasks.

Serendipitous encounters might occur on the 8th of February when Venus sextiles Uranus. One of the fascinating aspects of these times when we are moving from the fourth dimension of space time coordinates into the collapse of space-time in the 5th dimension when past, present, future is all NOW is familiar connections with people. Whether we have met them during this life experience, interactions with some people may harken to a deeper connection at a different time. We could have glimpses of past lives together, a sense of associations that have yet to form, and an eerie feeling that there is more, much more, to living than what we had perceived it to be.

Incidents of the otherworldly during this February may be but momentary glimpses but provide us with an affirmation that there is more to life and to living, so much more.

Mercury conjuncts Pluto on February 10th. Our mind can be incisive, able to dissect situations into their essential parts and then reconstruct them in a most appealing manner. Nothing is liable to escape us, for our thoughts can penetrate even the most well-conceived presentation. Fact supersedes fiction, objective truth wins out over subjective opinion. As we all go through an awakening, our eye and mind become keener, able to truly see the transparent even through the seemingly opaque.

Mercury exits Capricorn to enter Aquarius on the 11th [6:22 AM EST]. Mercury joins Saturn and the Sun in the Fixed Air Sign to create a short-lived Stellium in Aquarius for a week before the Sun exits Aquarius to enter Pisces the following Saturday, on the the 18th.

Five planets are now in the two most universal Signs of the Zodiac, Aquarius and Pisces, and tend to give us a greater appreciation and recognition of worlds beyond our own, a rainbow connection morphs into a cosmic connection.

Venus conjuncts Neptune on the 15th. Neptune being the higher octave of Venus, relationships can be close to idyllic, soul connections with what we might consider to be our twin flame. Or interactions can be dancing with the trickster, someone who is a Jekyll and Hyde type, appearing one way, the reality being quite different. We do have to be wary of our emotions, for our compassion and sensitivity can be highly elevated, leading us down the path of a martyr – savior complex with potentially devastating consequences. Let’s go for the idyllic and a soul connection.

On the 18th of February, the Sun exits Aquarius and enters Pisces [5:34 PM EST]. We have a two-day Stellium in the Mutable Water Sign as the Sun joins Neptune and Venus in Pisces before the Stellium ends on the 20th when Venus exits Pisces to enter Aries.

Pisces is the last Sign of the Zodiac cycle. While we might be in the dead of winter, there can be a great deal of sighing, an acceptance that the end of the cycle is near, with a desire for the astrological new year and its spring season to begin.

Before it exits Pisces, Venus sextiles Pluto on the 19th of February. We can harness our emotions and our compassion into practical implementation and put our spirit into action. If we are impassioned by some cause or movement, we may be able to virtually move mountains. There might be no stopping our persistence, perseverance and determination when our heart and soul are engaged.

The 20th of February has the Pisces New Moon as the Moon conjuncts the Sun [2:06 AM EST]. Shortly after the New Moon, Venus on the 20th exits Pisces to enter Aries [2:56 AM EST].

The sense of the old and the new may be in play with the different energies between the Pisces transiting planets and the Aries transiting planets. Increasingly, we may feel that we are done with the winter season and eagerly anticipating the advent of the spring season.

With Venus entering Aries, we now have the two ‘good guys’ of the planetary realm, Venus and Jupiter, in the Cardinal Fire Sign. Venus is in Detriment in Aries, for Venus in Aries has a greater tendency to be focused on self with less consideration of the other. These two planets in the primal ‘ME’ Sign could increase self-absorption and narcissism where we consider that everything is all about… ME.

One of my least favorite energy configurations occurs on the 21st of February as Mercury squares Uranus. Problems with travel, and especially air travel, computer glitches, Internet difficulties are all evidence of the miscommunications, misdirection and misunderstandings that often occur when Mercury squares Uranus.

If we don’t get ensnared on the 21st by any ‘misses’ that are liable to occur, then the 22nd when Mercury trines Mars provides us the energy to go full steam ahead in pursuit of our goals and our future plans. People may be talking a mile a minute and on all sorts of topics so it would be wise for us to think before we act. If we do so, then we can be highly effective in taking care of any number of things.

February 2023… from the earthbound gutter to soar into the heights…