All planets will remain in direct motion during February, which means all our plans are on go, and we can move forward with projects relatively unhindered. It is rare to have a two month span of time without retrogrades so make the most of it while you can.
The first planet to retrograde this year will be Mercury on March 5. The shadow period of the retrograde is when energy starts to subtly shift, and this will begin February 19.
Wrap up important matters by the end of the month if you can, otherwise projects may get delayed, changed or cancelled, as the nature of a retrograde Mercury dictates.
This month we are nearing the end of our 7 year cycle of Uranus in Aries. On March 6, Uranus moves into Taurus where it will spend the next seven years. All of our lives will change in some ways with this major shift as will the collective and the world.
Uranus in Aries is ruled by Mars, the God of War, and Aries rules the first house or the self.
Significant transits in February:
February 1, Mars squares Pluto. This is a difficult transit prone to anger, change and a feeling of forced change. It will create an atmosphere of stress and compulsiveness. People will be apt to get into power struggles over issues, and this can bring up old problems. It will be easy to become obsessive over an idea or thought. Proceed with caution.
February 2, Venus trines Uranus. Positive for love, romance, social activities and in some cases finance.
February 3, Mercury sextiles Jupiter. This positive aspect gives us a day or two where our minds and ideas move in a positive direction.
February 4, the New Moon falls at 15 degrees of Aquarius. Aquarius rules the 11th house of groups and organizations and you could be involved with others in some way. Now is the time to set your intentions, and take a look at new avenues of approaching things.
February 7, the Sun sextiles Venus. This is expansive and positive. Mercury sextile Mars is great for conversation, writing or sales calls.
February 9, Mercury sextiles Uranus. New ideas and possibilities can present themselves.
February 13, Mars conjuncts Uranus. This transit is prone to arguments, unexpected events, accidents and changeability. Caution is advised in these areas.
February 17, Venus sextiles Neptune. Creativity, intuition, beauty and compassion is the theme today.
February 18, the Sun sextiles Uranus. This is positive and prone to new ideas and projects. Venus conjunct Saturn can be a positive transit for business ventures, and can connect us with things from the past. It can also seem lonely, depressive and some will feel unappreciated and unloved. Some relationships could end.
February 18, the Sun enters Pisces and we are in the Pisces season.
February 19, the full moon (Supermoon) falls in at 0 degrees of Virgo and this is considered a Supermoon. Venus is conjunct Pluto and love could become obsessive or intense, depending on the overall relationship. Some relationships could end at this time. Money matters may also be important.
February 22, Mercury squares Jupiter. Generally positive but things can be blown out of proportion. Venus conjunct Pluto relates to money or love, which can become obsessive or intense.
February 23, Mercury conjuncts Pluto. Good for getting to the bottom of any situation.
February 27, the Sun sextiles Mars. Energetic and productive.