Your February 2016 Monthly Horoscope

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What does your February Monthly Horoscope have in store? The stars are calmer than January’s, but Venus gets a little feisty during her season of love.

Valentine’s season has arrived, but it’s time we set the record straight: Cupid’s big day is a total astrological scheduling error. Every year until February 18, the Sun is in Aquarius, a cerebral Air sign that rules platonic friendships and individuality. Hardly the ideal climate for teary-eyed proposals and traditional romance!

If only we could push it forward a week. By then, the Sun would be firmly ensconced in watery, emotional Pisces, the sign of windswept fantasy. The world would happily vibe with the hearts-and-flowers hoopla instead of feeling dominated by it.

But the calendar’s been set, so we’ve got to work with it. This February 14, the moon will be in earthy, luxe-loving Taurus. Think: artisanal dinners at exclusive 12-chair restaurants (make reservations now), gourmet chocolate and tasteful hand-tied bouquets. It’s a rather sensual Valentine’s Day, since Venus is in fellow earth-sign Capricorn and the moon syncs up with expansive Jupiter in Virgo. Single or coupled, V-Day invites you to indulge in some hands-on decadence. Massage, anyone?

Come out from that woolly cocoon, because the Year of the Monkey will have us swinging from new vines

Cupid’s got some competition this month, because on February 8 the Aquarius new moon also kicks off the Chinese Year of the Monkey. The brassy Monkey is quite a departure from the weepy Sheep Year that we’re leaving behind. Come out from that woolly cocoon of coddling and self-indulgence, because the Monkey year will have us swinging from some fun new vines. Brace yourself: People will switch from being passive-aggressive to uber-direct.

February 22 features a full moon in orderly Virgo, inspiring us to do a midwinter inventory of our progress and plans. With expansive Jupiter retrograde (backward) in Virgo from January 7-May 9, haste makes waste. We may need to scale down a little or push back a launch date. No shame in taking your time to do things right. Health-conscious Virgo could also kick-start those latent resolutions to get back to the gym and eat clean.

Now, come read your Monthly Horoscope at to hear what the stars are planning for your sign!


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