Slow down and get your bearings, Virgo. February begins in the aftermath of a January 31 total lunar eclipse in Leo, which rocked your twelfth house of closure, healing and hidden information. Eclipses can be jarring in the moment, OR they can take two to four weeks to fully manifest. You could enter February dealing with a big transition or reckoning with unexpected information that's come to light. For some Virgos, this intuitive eclipse will bring a divine download about your highest purpose or the call to be more creative. One Virgo friend of ours began getting undeniable messages from her departed mother through dreams and coincidences right near the eclipse.
Are you ready to move on from a chapter of your life, or thoroughly sick of a self-sabotaging behavior pattern? This eclipse could sound the call for a big shift in your lifestyle and attitude. A blind spot could be illuminated, and now that you've gotten this blast of self-awareness, it's time for change. The good news about hitting rock bottom is that you can only go up from here. With activator Mars in your fourth house of home, family and emotional foundations until March 17, your personal life could also bring new demands, possibly related to a child, your living situation or a relative's changing needs. Stressful Mars could turn your off-duty life into a hotbed of action. Balance it out with extra self-care and downtime!
Luckily, the Sun is in Aquarius and your grounded, analytical sixth house until February 18, and your ruling planet, Mercury, is here through February 17. Your sensible side saves the day, just as it always does! Not that you should dismiss all the intuitive and emotional data you're getting from the Leo eclipse and Mars. You'll be able to fashion the pieces into a cohesive plan soon enough, especially after the February 15 solar eclipse in Aquarius (more on that shortly). Aquarius season helps you regain your footing and set up new structures to make these soul-stirring visions a reality.
The sixth house rules health, and if you haven't gotten your 2018 wellness plans underway, this month motivates you. The best day to start might be February 15, when an Aquarius partial solar (new moon) eclipse inspires fresh practices that balance your mind, body and soul. Whether it's an epic decluttering session or finally resigning from that soul-sucking volunteer post, clear the space for life-affirming commitments that fire you up. This eye-opening eclipse could attract some savvy new people to Team Virgo—whip-smart helping hands who will get the job done. Your legendary micromanaging side is no secret, Virgo, but when you have trustworthy and capable people around, you'll actually delight in delegating work. Keep your antennae up during the eclipse for savvy superstars who can help you run the Virgo Empire like a well-oiled machine!
February 15 also kicks off the Chinese Year of the Earth Dog, a slowed-down and sensual energy that could spark interesting collaborations. Over the last 12 months, the Rooster (which is associated with the Western sign of Virgo) ruled the roost, which may have been more your sign's speed. But even you could feel exhausted by all the pecking orders and hypercritical energy—and now you're ready for the more loyal and unconditionally loving Dog to take charge.
The day before is, of course, Valentine's Day—and TBH, it may not be so eventful this year. Not only is the moon in its low-key "balsamic" (nearly new) phase, it's also in Aquarius and your analytical sixth house. You're more likely to be in the mood for a gentle yoga class and takeout than any big fanfare. That said, love planet Venus is in Pisces and your relationship house from February 10 onward, so there's plenty of opportunity for lovin' during Cupid's magic month. But you might be better off rolling the plans forward a couple days and combining them with a fun Chinese New Year party or a weekend super-date, when conditions are riper for romance!
Or, just wait until February 18, when the Sun starts its month-long visit to Pisces and your seventh house of committed relationships, planting seeds for dynamic duos to flourish. The eclipse will give you plenty to parse and process until then—and since there are no full moons in February (a rarity), things might not become fully clear until next month. But sit tight, because March 1 serves up the year's only Virgo full moon—which is YOUR cosmic coming-out party. If you weathered a loss or disappointment at the January eclipse, this next full moon will reset you firmly on a new course. In the meantime, keep planning, researching and observing. It will all make sense soon enough.