Happy birthday season, Aquarius! The Sun is making a radiant arc through your sign until February 18, turning up the heat on your personal projects and plans. Even better? Energizer Mars is in Sagittarius and your social, idealistic eleventh house. Turn your b’day party into a fundraiser—or just celebrate all month long by bringing dynamic friends and out-of-the-box thinkers together. Make time for solo adventures, but know that you’ll soon have a merry band of followers trailing behind you as go-getter Mars in this communal sector sends your popularity through the roof. A single Instagram post could start a viral sensation or boost your fan base. The best part of that? It’ll happen when you’re being your most authentic self—so let that Aquarian originality shine!
Make time for a special someone—or the key players on Team Aquarius—at the February 9 Leo full moon. This lunar light beams into your seventh house of committed partnerships. Coupled? Step back from your casual crew and colleagues and give your S.O. the early Valentine’s Day gift of your undivided attention. Single Water Bearers could meet someone with long-term potential today or over the next two weeks.
If you’ve been on the fence about whether to stay or go, these decisive moonbeams will help you finally reach a decision. A partnership that’s been developing since as far back as the July 31, 2019, Leo NEW moon could reach a key turning point. This is a great day to negotiate deal points or even sign on the dotted line. Bonus incentive: You’ll be doing it before Mercury turns retrograde on February 16 (more on that momentarily), which is a dicey time for deal-making and contracts.
Valentine’s Day arrives with a VIP twist as the moon spends Cupid’s big moment in Scorpio and your tenth house of status and ambition. In a relationship? Book the rezzie, slip on your best eveningwear and make like the power couple you are! La luna also makes an enchanting trine to fantasy planet Neptune and communicator Mercury in Pisces and your luxe second house. All the more reason to splurge on a posh present or a prix fixe menu where you’ll be totally spoiled and catered to this year. Single Aquarians should spare no expense on yourselves either—invite a friend out and go indulge! With love planet Venus in Aries and your social third house from February 7 to March 4, those unconditional bonds call for celebration, too.
From February 16 to March 9, Mercury—the planet of communication, technology and travel—will turn retrograde in Pisces, foiling your finances and creating irksome plot twists at work. As Mercury backspins through your productive and profit-centered second house, you may need to get clear about fuzzy areas in your budget. If a case of “scope creep” has this turned a project into a costly time-suck, get real. Simplify your grand plans and scale back anything that’s gotten unmanageable. Back up all your most important data, especially at the office, and give your resume a refresh.
Mercury retrograde is a great time to reflect and review—a salary renegotiation or a performance check-in could give you a helpful roadmap for where to put your energy. Did an exciting endeavor end up on the back burner last year? Turn up the heat and give it another look—the timing could be right now. This is a time to pay close attention to your finances. Check your bank and credit card statements for errors since this signal-scrambling transit can bring erroneous charges. While you’re at it, strengthen your most important passwords to guard against identity theft. Catch up with an old colleague over coffee or DMs—they could have a promising opportunity for you.
Have you lapsed into a bad habit recently? This Mercury retrograde cycle can help you find the support to kick that vice. The year has been heavy and emotional for many Aquarians, so it’s only natural that you might be self-soothing with creature comforts. But if you’ve grown dependent or it’s interfering with your lifestyle, this is a perfect time to get the support you need.
Speaking of support, on February 16, energizer Mars will slip into Capricorn and your restful twelfth house of closure and healing. This once-every-two-years transit puts you in “power-saver” mode. Conserve your energy and dial back your schedule majorly if you can. Focus on forgiveness work or catch up on self-care—we’re talking mind, body AND soul. This is an unprecedented Mars visit because lucky Jupiter, structured Saturn AND transformational Pluto are all in Capricorn, too: Talk about galvanizing!
If you’re sprinting toward the finish line on an important project, Mars will put a little extra fuel in your tank. You’re ready to be D-O-N-E with some painful or difficult part of your life. But you’ll have to do the last bit of inner work to avoid repeating this cycle. That might involve getting some grief counseling or formally working with a mentor or coach to help you break through a stubborn, self-defeating pattern.
In love, all of these planets in your fantasy-fueled twelfth house could perch the rose-colored glasses on your nose. You may not be able to see someone clearly for who they are—and it will be hard to resist the lure of a strong attraction. Old dynamics, deeply rooted in your subconscious, can exert their pull. Not to get all Freudian on you, Aquarius, but might you be working through some old patterns by engaging with a troubling or clandestine scenario? Examine why a certain attraction is so compelling, especially if it gives you angst. What past issues could you be working through here? This might be a job for a trained therapist in some cases—don’t shy away from getting the professional help you need to unpack complex emotions.
On February 21, Mars will move into a harmonious trine to your ruler, changemaker Uranus, which is in Taurus and your domestic fourth house. Emotions may run high, and buried feelings could surface suddenly. With Mercury retrograde, any blowups COULD help you finally resolve an old resentment and clear the air. This catalyzing alignment will move you from talk into action quickly. Are you thinking of moving or changing your living situation in some way? The Mars-Uranus meetup could find you signing a lease or taking in a roommate. A pregnancy is possible for some Water Bearers, and likely not one you planned. (Um, surprise?) If you haven’t been sure whether to stay or go, this rare alignment will help you act decisively.
Some much-needed grounding arrives on February 18, when the Sun marches into Pisces for a month, activating your second house of work, money and daily routines. Take a couple of those birthday wishes and turn them into tangible reality. The next month is your time to “sort the crops” and find the keepers. Plan, prioritize and get into action. While Mercury retrograde may slow the pace a bit, you’ll still have plenty of solar-powered mojo to muscle through your to-do list.
On February 23, the year’s only Pisces new moon brings a fresh wave of motivation to this productive and prosperous sector. If you’re looking for a new job or considering switching your professional path, now’s your chance. Between today and the September 2 Pisces FULL moon, you have a six-month window to monetize your ideas and capitalize on your goals. Ready to kick a bad habit and replace it with a life-affirming new one? These moonbeams are here to lend a cosmic assist. Ready, set, make that change.
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