What a rush! You'll come sliding into February on the heels of a January 31 total lunar eclipse in Leo, a rare full supermoon that rocked your regal sign from your crown on down. It was the culmination of events sparked by the August 21, 2017, Leo total solar eclipse, a major cosmic turning point from which you may still have a commemorative pair of vision-protecting glasses. As February begins, you'll be feeling waves of this most recent eclipse for days—or even weeks!
We're still smack in the heart of eclipse season, because February 15 will feature a second eclipse (more on that in a minute) that could bring another round of changes, particularly to your relationships. The January Leo eclipse was in your first house of self and personal goals. You may be feeling an undeniable call to change your whole approach to life—anything from your career path to your attitude to your appearance. The spotlight could summon, and you might be offered a starring role or prominent post. A solo project can attract public attention. You may also realize that a chapter of your life is D-O-N-E and that you're ready to move on to the next phase. Hello, decision day! Lunar eclipses often force our hands. If you've been pushing back on a major transformation, events could propel you toward embracing it, ready or not.
While this last eclipse was all about you, February's stars point to changes in your closest relationships and interpersonal affairs. The Sun is in Aquarius and your seventh house of partnership until February 18. But the headline event arrives on February 15, when a partial solar (new moon) eclipse lands in Aquarius and clarifies your closest ties. Relationships become a front-burner topic, and you get a direct download about what YOU need to feel supported. It only makes sense: As you've changed, it's only natural that your interpersonal dynamics shift, too. After the deep, inside-out modifications spurred by the Leo eclipses, you have a new set of requirements for Team Leo.
If you've been a one-Lion act for too long, this month invites you to explore new dynamic duos. Could teaming up take your big ideas farther, faster? The (seemingly) perfect plus-one could appear, whether it's a love match, a savvy business partner or a well-connected representative who can bring your creative ideas to the masses. Maybe you'll seek out an expert, such as a headhunter who can pinpoint job prospects or a literary agent to shop your book manuscript.
"Tribe" becomes even more of a central theme midmonth, when the new moon launches us into the Chinese New Year. You'll be happy to bid adieu to the competitive Fire Rooster and welcome the communal Earth Dog. A loyal and collaborative energy will reign over the next 12 months—and it's much more in sync with your friendly nature. Not that you can't become the alpha of your pack, of course. But instead of being divided by the hierarchal Rooster's pecking order, you'll all team up to chase a common goal. All for one, and one for all!
And now, let's backtrack to Valentine's Day. The good news: The moon will be in Aquarius and your seventh house of relationships. The downside? It's in its restful "balsamic" (nearly new) phase, making everyone feel kind of blase and bland. Typically, energy is low during this monthly moon cycle, so Cupid's big day could be underwhelming—even for romance-loving Leos. It doesn't help that V-Day falls on a Wednesday this year, either. If you can't summon the energy to fete the love gods, treat it like a scheduling error and bump your celebrations to the weekend, when the moon and romantic Venus will both be in Pisces and your sexy, soul-merging eighth house. Or wait a week: Venus and fantasy-spinner Neptune unite in Pisces on February 21, setting the stage for a perfect do-over date. Single Leos might want to perform a ritual the next day, when the new moon solar eclipse in your relationship house gives you extra manifesting powers.
Whew! You've been sorting through a lot all month, figuring out your solo plans AND working to bring balance and harmony to your bonds. Ready to go even deeper? On February 18, the Sun starts its monthlong visit to Pisces, plunging into your eighth house of merging, joint ventures and permanent ties. This is the realm of money, sex and power, and it governs all the ways we become inextricably bound to another person or entity. On a personal level, you might deepen a relationship or look at ways you can join your lives and resources together for mutual growth. This sensual cycle also puts the spotlight on your intimate life. Save your best hours for behind-closed-doors time with a special someone.
On the financial side: A professional synergy could lead to contract talks; you might be reviewing paperwork or calling the lawyer soon. Looking to increase your nest egg or get stressful expenses under control? With the eighth-house emphasis on long-term finances, this is a good time to explore passive income opportunities, real estate or investing. Some Leos will get serious about paying off debt or learning better financial management. Use the next four weeks to get your spending, saving and planning in order.
This is also a quieter time, as the eighth house has a mystical and spiritual component to it. Don't be surprised if you crave more privacy and soul-searching time on your own. Deep reflection can pay off, as you'll emerge from your cocoon in a month, ready to spread your wings when Pisces season ends. The eclipses gave you a LOT to process, and you could benefit from a little time off the grid. Since there are no full moons in February—a rare occurrence—it may take until next month for things to really make sense anyhow. Take a deep dive within and get vulnerable with your most trusted people. Important self-discovery awaits, which could shape your path for the rest of 2018. Let the picture become clear before you rush into any big decisions. There may be more to the story—and March will reveal where all the chips finally land.