February 2017

Bring on the romance—with a heaping side of fun! You're in cahoots with Cupid every February, as the charismatic Sun makes its annual trip through Aquarius until February 18. This transit awakens your fifth house of passion and creativity, emboldening you to wear your heart on your sleeve. Your sign can be conflict-averse, but this month you'll put your opinions on loudspeaker—and frankly, that's refreshing!
 
Also pouring you a shot of courage: Assertive Mars spends the entire month in Aries and your partnership house. No more tiptoeing around the truth, Libra. The red planet gives you the guts to speak up, which could actually draw some interesting characters into your orbit. Exciting connections can heat up on both work and romantic fronts. Forget about meandering at your languid Libra speed. Rash Mars can heap on the pressure: Are you in or are you out? (That said, your no-rushing policy should not be abandoned entirely!)
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While Mars cranks up the heat in your relationships to a high boil, solo endeavors may simmer down. Expansive Jupiter will turn retrograde in Libra from February 6 to June 9, slowing the pace for your sign. To many Libras, this news comes as a relief. Go-go Jupiter has been in your sign since September 9, 2016, kicking off a brand-new 12-year life cycle. While some changes have been exciting, you haven't had much of a break, and that's thrown your delicate scales off balance. With the action easing up for four months, you'll have a chance to catch your breath and make necessary course corrections before charging ahead again this summer. No more playing catch-up or having to think on your feet (not your best M.O., even if it's been a good learning experience).
 
Jupiter will be in your sign until October 10, giving you another opportunity to blaze your pioneering trail. Until June, reintegrate old friendships and interests that you might have abandoned. Scale back an ambitious solo effort and take a more organic pace. Once you've gone back to the drawing board, you’ll be able to launch your endeavors with a solid plan.
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But the pressure will still be on. All month, Jupiter will travel in a close opposition to shock-jock Uranus, which is in Aries and your partnership zone. Your best intentions to create peace could be thwarted by curveballs from your inner circle, possibly your S.O. or a business partner. Even your natural diplomatic talents could fail you, especially if you're dealing with an ego-driven person who seems hellbent on "winning" instead of compromising. Your best bet? Rise above, Libra. Don't get caught in this destructive dynamic or sucked into inflammatory politics. (We can't help but picture Libra U.S. press secretary Sean Spicer running in circles to stem the tide of White House information chaos. #GoodLuck) Choose your battles—no waging Twitter wars with Dippin' Dots when you need to stay focused on staying sane and centered.
 
Jupiter and Uranus oppose each other every 14 years, and this go-round, they make three exact alignments. The first was on December 26, 2016, and the next two will be on March 2 and September 28. These hotheaded clashes can tempt you to throw out the baby with the bathwater. While it'll be challenging to stay constructive at times, face issues that arise with courage and honesty. Important relationships MAY get a shakeup, but this is your chance to sweep away outmoded patterns (and maybe people). Just try to avoid rash moves now.
 
More change is in the air because February is eclipse season! Two of 2017's four game-changing eclipses arrive this month, shaking up the status quo. Eclipses can push us off the fence when we've procrastinated or been wishy-washy. 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 it to say, it's best to stay on your toes and expect the unexpected during eclipse season.
 
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. This will revolutionize your love life and your friendships, helping you find a happy medium between head and heart. This month's Leo eclipse will bring a powerful moment of truth to your fifth house of romance and creativity. A simmering attraction could turn physical, zooming from zero to hookup without warning. Dormant emotions could also come rushing out, unleashing a tidal wave of anger, resentment or grief you've withheld. Consider yourself warned and have some supportive friends at the ready. This eclipse could also bring a surge of fame, turning you into a buzzed-about overnight sensation. But IS there really no such thing as bad publicity? You could find out today—unless you get ahead of this eclipse and make sure the first things people can discover about you are your talents. A little weeding-and-deleting of those old spring-break Facebook albums might be in order.
 
The intensity begins to calm down after February 18, when the Sun enters Pisces and your healthy sixth house, a prelude to the eclipse in this part of your chart. You've gotten your kicks, and now you're ready to bring some order to the Libra court. Better late than never! The February 26 Pisces solar (new moon) eclipse lends a helping hand, pushing you to take a bold step toward wellness and a more organized work routine. If you've been skipping over details, this is your urgent reminder: The devil truly IS in them, so you need to start paying more attention. Focus, Libra!
 
This is the grand finale of a two-year eclipse series on the Virgo/Pisces axis, which has revolutionized your approach to health, healing and spirituality since March 2015. There may have been turbulence—we know many Libras who had their share of wellness wakeup calls and others who had to grieve a loss, support a relative or let go of an “expired” relationship. You've deepened emotionally and learned how to take more responsibility for your actions while surrendering the things you CAN'T control. Now you get one last push to streamline and systematize your life. Craft it to reflect what matters most to you.

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