February 2017

Spread your wings, Aries! The Sun is in Aquarius until February 18, warming up your eleventh house of networking and collaborations. Friendships and promising connections will pop up everywhere, both virtually and IRL. If you were a bit reclusive in January, you'll emerge like a butterfly from the cocoon during the first three weeks of the month.
 
But don't get distracted from your singular mission! February brings you a major hit of star power, pushing you into a number one position. Go-getter Mars, your ruling planet, is in Aries all month, setting you on white-hot fire around your passion and purpose. A personal goal gets top billing, and you could find yourself in a high-pressure but exciting lead role. If you suffered any setbacks—a la fellow Ram Mariah Carey's New Year's Eve miscue—you'll come out swinging now. Find a way to manage your stress, as Mars can ratchet things up to competitive and exhausting levels.
 
Your me-first mojo is accentuated by expansive Jupiter turning retrograde in Libra and your seventh house of dynamic duos from February 6 to June 9. If another person's agenda has overtaken yours, recalibrate. Slow down and evaluate a business or romantic partnership that's moving at warp speed. Work out the kinks of this relationship, making sure you're both on the same page with your philosophy and big-picture plans. Jupiter has been in Libra since September 9, 2016, and will remain there until October 10, 2017. This short pause will give you a chance to catch your breath and make necessary course corrections before charging ahead again this summer.
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That said, it won't be easy to escape off to Aries-land! Jupiter will travel in close opposition to individualistic Uranus in Aries all month, putting the demands of solo ventures and partnerships at loggerheads. Juggling others’ needs and your own could push you to the brink—and tempt you to make impulsive decisions. Under these skies, we are all wise to not throw out the baby with the bathwater, even when we’re tempted to make a quick jailbreak. Address the issues you can no longer ignore, but know that running away never solved anything. These hotheaded planets will reach an exact opposition on March 3. This will be the second of three rare Jupiter-Uranus faceoffs, which only occur every 14 years. (The first was December 26, and the next will be September 28.) Prepare to reshuffle the balance between "me" and "we."
 
More change is in the air because February is eclipse season! Two of 2016's four game-changing eclipses fall this month, shaking up the status quo. Eclipses can push us off the fence when we've been wishy-washy or procrastinating. Unexpected events occur, and a whole area of our lives can change in short order. This can be exciting or daunting, depending how you look at it. Suffice to say, it's best to stay on your toes and expect the unexpected during eclipse season.
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On February 10 the Leo lunar (full moon) eclipse kicks off a brand-new eclipse series on the Leo/Aquarius axis, which will last until January 2019. These eclipses are teaching you to find the correct balance between head and heart, love and friendship, drama and detachment. The Leo lunar eclipse will fall in your fifth house of self-expression, passion and romance—just a couple days before Valentine's Day! This could be a huge moment to speak up and say exactly what you think—or to emerge from hiding and show off your talents in all their fabulous glory. A romantic situation could heat up (or spontaneously combust), or you could get unexpected news about a pregnancy. Emotions will run high, so be careful about impulsively exploding on someone. Still, everything could come rushing out now anyway!
 
On February 18, the Sun enters Pisces for a month, giving you a sneak preview of the eclipse here. Pisces rules your restful twelfth house of closure, forgiveness and healing. Over the next four weeks, dial down the frantic pace of your life and engage in restorative activities like yin yoga, cooking and turning your bedroom into a serene sanctuary. Your creative juices are flowing, so whatever your art may be, devote some quality time to following your muse.
 
The February 26 Pisces solar (new moon) eclipse is the grand finale of the Virgo/Pisces eclipse series that began in March 2015, revolutionizing your health and healing sectors. Reflect on the past two years, Aries. Your approach to self-care could be completely transformed. Maybe you've cut a few codependent cords, revamped your eating habits or brought supportive people into your circle. This final eclipse could bring one last round of closure or an opportunity to shine as an artist or healer. Take the Marie Kondo approach to your whole life and release anything that doesn't bring you joy. With a moon of new beginnings in your twelfth house of endings, let go of the old to make room for the new!

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