February 2017

#Boss dreams? Time to go for the professional gold, as the Sun is marching through Aquarius and your tenth house of ambition and achievement. Skip the excessive socializing and sit down with your planner. Which goals are a "must" to achieve this year? Pencil in some facetime with a favorite mentor—get some quality wisdom from those who've been there and done that. Once you've carved out a strategy for success, it's go time! Take concrete action to make these lofty dreams a reality, Taurus.
 
Just be sure to pace yourself, taking things one step at a time instead of charging ahead like a stampeding Bull. Energy-giving Mars is spending all month in Aries and your twelfth house of rest, so you need to be extra careful to avoid burnout and stress. As much as you want to set your smartphone alarm for the crack of dawn to get going on work, that may not be realistic. With the planet of action in this sleepy sector, you could have problems getting good shuteye. Powering down might take more effort, so turn off all devices at a reasonable time before bed and pour yourself a cup of turmeric golden milk. Put soothing activities like meditation and yoga on your essential to-do list. Restorative pursuits are an excellent outlet for the subconscious tension that's prone to build up now, especially if you're dealing with a tough loss or other emotionally demanding situation. Take it slow and steady now, Bull.
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Another reason to not bite off more than you can chew: From February 6 to June 9, expansive Jupiter goes retrograde (backward) in Libra and your sixth house of health, fitness and work. (For more on retrogrades, read here.) Over the next four months, pay attention to your daily habits—they are probably in need of an upgrade or revision. Has your workout routine become stagnant? Tackle that nagging issue that's standing in the way of your ultimate success, whether that means going to the doc to get a lingering health concern checked out, taking a course to polish your skills or making some tough HR decisions in your department. Devote time to decluttering and finishing those languishing projects or chores. 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.
 
But the pressure will still be on: Excessive Jupiter and radical Uranus, the planet of sudden changes, travel in close opposition all month, with Uranus in Aries blazing through your twelfth house of the psyche and hidden agendas. Under this transit, you could lapse into old habits or addictive patterns if you're not careful (e.g., checking an ex's social media or numbing out with alcohol or unhealthy foods). The need to escape reality could loom large. Routines may bore you, and details overwhelm you. What's a pragmatic Taurus to do? Tough it out—and make sure you have proper support in place. A reliable assistant or other "helper" could be your lifeline now. You could get doctor's orders to make a lifestyle change, but this impetuous and shaky opposition may tempt you to try to do all that at once instead of following your usual sensible pace. One moment you're off to the races; the next you're off the rails. Establish the right balance between hard work and downtime. Under this influence, it's easy to pile on much too much—only to then turn to unhealthy vices to relieve your stress.
 
These two hotheaded planets reach an exact opposition on March 2, so be particularly mindful of your anxiety and energy levels around this date. This will be the second of three rare Jupiter-Uranus face-offs—the first was December 26 and the next will be September 28—which only occur every 14 years. Any micromanaging tendencies could be held up under a microscope today. Control what you can (for instance, what time you wake up and how often you get to the gym) and let go of everything else.
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More change is in the air because this month is eclipse season! Two of 2017's four game-changing eclipses fall in February, shaking up the status quo, big-time. Eclipses can push us off the fence when we've been procrastinating or wishy-washy, forcing us to make a clear-cut decision. Unexpected events occur, and a whole area of our lives can change in pretty 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. Surprises are pretty much the ONLY guarantee.
 
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. Because it lands in your domestic fourth house, it could revolutionize your home and career, making work-life balance a huge, ongoing theme. Over the next couple years, you could move, buy or sell property, change your career path or expand your family. When you feel rooted at home, you can truly soar in the professional realm.
 
This could be a highly emotional day when feelings you've stuffed down detonate into the open and demand your fearless attention. If you need time to sort things out, hit a spa for the afternoon or rally some caring friends for a nurturing evening of comfort food and real talk.
 
Things lighten up a bit on February 18, when the Sun enters Pisces and your social, collaborative eleventh house for a month—a prelude to the eclipse in this part of your chart. For the next four weeks, find your quirky tribe! Join a new community or working group. You might gravitate toward old and new friends, connecting in-person and online. When it comes to forging powerful connections, you have zero limits. A tech-based collaboration or project might pick up steam. When it comes to making a splash—virtually or in the flesh—keep it real, Taurus. As always, authenticity is your greatest asset.
 
On February 26, an exciting alliance could rocket ahead. A Pisces new moon/solar eclipse shakes up your circles of influence and associations. Solar eclipses bring bold new beginnings out of the blue. An opportunity to join a group project could morph into something spectacularly gratifying, possibly something that can improve others' lots in life. Throw your hat into the humanitarian ring…it's a perfect moment to fulfill your civic duties. A whole new landscape could open up online or with a brand-new friends. The possibilities really are endless—and pretty exciting, too.
 
This marks the grand finale of Virgo/Pisces eclipse series that began March 2015, transforming the balance between love and friendship, drama and detachment. You've learned to know when it's time to react swiftly and speak up, and when it's better to hold back and observe. Luckily this puts you in a fantastic place: You come to romantic and platonic partners with a lot more self-assurance, which only makes love and life that much more fun.

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