Your Horoscope - Astrology Basics

 

earth and moon from spaceAt the moment you were born, the planets, the moon, the sun, and the star constellations that are the 12 signs of the Zodiac, were all in a specific place (whether it was daylight or night!). The same force (type of gravity) that holds the planets in their orbit around the sun, and which holds all the stars in their specific locations in our galaxy, effects you here on earth. The combined forces from all those bodies in the universe effect each of us on the earth in a very real and significant way. All of those forces also effect each other, depending on the angle at which they meet and depending upon the way that the qualities of each universal body interact with the other, which then effects you in a particular way.  

The way these forces are aligned with each other, and their nearness to you at the moment of your birth, determine what your basic personality is like - the framework of who you are, by which everything else you experience after that moment will be measured. These forces determine how you will be inclined to perceive your world and react to your world, in other words they determine the framework of your personality.

You still have absolute free will, given to you by the Creator, so you can be whoever you want to be. Astrology helps you see and understand your basic personality makeup, so that you can use that information to see and experience your hidden talents, see what motivates you in order to use that knowledge to lead you to fulfillment, and see how to overcome whatever weakness or self-doubt you may have.

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 Your Horoscope for February 2018

by Henry Seltzer

You'll get a more accurate horoscope if you read your Rising sign, and your Moon sign, as well as your Sun sign.  Here's how:



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Your Sun sign represents your Self, your way of being in the world.  It can represent both the ego (mental) self and the higher Self (soul purpose).  It symbolizes your will and sense of vitality.  
Your Sun sign horoscope will tell you what these areas of your self will encounter this month.

Your Rising sign represents your outer mask, the self you show to others.  It symbolizes how you appear to others, how others perceive you, in your true interaction with the world.  
Your Rising sign horoscope will tell you what to expect in these areas of your self this month.

Your Moon sign symbolizes your personal self, your feelings, your subconscious.  It represents how you relate to others, how you have nurturing relationships with others, your intuition, your spiritual self, your sense of security, and your habits.  The Moon symbolizes your feminine, nurturing side (we all have one).  
The Moon also indicates the type of partner you will attract, since it represents your emotional self.
  Your Moon sign horoscope will show you what these areas of your self will encounter this month.

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Aries   (March 21 – April 19)  Fire.   Ruling planet Mars.

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Aries Horoscope for February 2018

This is a powerful month for you, Aries, when you will more consciously perceive the massive transformation that is coming down, both personally and with regard to your society and your world. Your evolving worldview reflects an openness to new ways of seeing and relating to the world around you, while your own public stance currently reflects these changes, or it soon will. You are taking greater responsibility for career and professional choices that come directly from your own inner truth. Renewed relationship commitment takes the form of a wider mutual interest in societal changes you feel would be beneficial, and leads you to a revaluation of your standards that is quite telling. You are plumbing your inner depths to uncover unique approaches that affect your blossoming self-expression; diving down and hopefully coming up with the pearl of greater understanding of all that you hold inside, and how best to act on that sacred knowledge.

 

The following was written by this month's guest columnist Adam Elenbaas of The Nightlight Astrology School

 

Happy Eclipse season, Aries! The month begins just one day after the lunar eclipse in Leo. The eclipse landed in your fifth house of children, pregnancy, joy, and creativity. Lunar eclipses represent endings and culmination; don’t be surprised if you see significant changes related to your children, or in relationship to a creative vision or project over the course of this month.

Meanwhile, on February 3rd Mercury in Aquarius in your eleventh house will make a sextile to Mars in Sagittarius in your ninth house. This is a wonderful transit for traveling, spending time with friends, exploring shared beliefs or philosophical ideas and debate, or getting together with larger groups of people for the sake of shared spiritual or political beliefs.

On the same day, Venus in Aquarius in your eleventh house will square Jupiter in Scorpio in your eighth house. This transit suggests the possibility for lucrative business partnerships or financial opportunities presenting themselves through friends, as well as the opportunity for romantic or artistic connections with others that are intense and transformative. Be careful of overdoing things around this time, as Venus and Jupiter together can indicate excessiveness.

February 7th the Last Quarter Moon in Scorpio will conjoin with Jupiter in your eighth house. This is a powerful time for emotional healing, depth, honesty, and transformation. Given the pile up of planets in your eleventh house of friends this month, don’t be surprised if your friends are a big part of the picture right now. This is also a good time to evaluate and objectively assess if your friendships and group affiliations are lasting and consistent with your purpose, and also whether your dreams for the future are realistic or not.

February 10th the planet Venus moves into Pisces, where it was traditionally said to be “exalted.” It will also therefore move into your twelfth house. This transit can express itself in a variety of ways, including unrequited love, creativity and solitude, compassion for those who are suffering, women and the concern for the health of women in your life, friendships and loss, as well as dreams and inspiring visions or omen in nature.

On February 15th it’s a New Moon and solar eclipse in the sign of Aquarius in your eleventh house. This solar eclipse also includes a close conjunction to the planet Mercury. Again, the themes of friendship, groups, allies, and benefactors are featured. Though you are born a natural leader, this month is an excellent month for becoming part of something bigger than yourself, or for cultivating long-lasting bonds with new people.

On February 17th Mars in Sagittarius in your ninth house will square Neptune in Pisces in your twelfth house. Be careful not to become a martyr for someone else’s cause at this time, but if you feel the call to stand up for someone or something that you truly believe in, then don’t shy away from it.

On February 17th Mercury is also cazimi (at the heart of the Sun) in the sign of Aquarius. However, shortly after this on the 17th Mercury will also enter its traditional “fall” by moving into Pisces and your twelfth house. With Mercury starting the day at the heart of the Sun in the house of friends watch as communication dynamics with friends, in groups or among allies becomes very powerful, and auspicious or lucky. What you’re able to do for friends or what friends can do for you is potent right now. However, just after this transit occurs, Mercury changes signs and houses, moving into a much more difficult position in the twelfth house, where information and communication may become more obscure or secretive, and possibly self-destructive. It’s very important to use your best judgment and to be as discerning as possible.

On February 18th the Sun will enter the sign of Pisces and your twelfth house, and on February 21st Venus will conjoin Neptune in Pisces in your twelfth house. Both transits emphasize similar themes: compassion, faith, healing, imprisonment or illusion, loneliness or heartache, redemption and romance.

Following this, Mercury will conjoin with Neptune in Pisces in your twelfth house and Venus in Pisces will square Mars in Sagittarius in your ninth house, both on February 25th. This epic series of transits from your twelfth house will put the pressure on you to communicate clearly, to discern the difference between truth and illusion, and to put words, sounds, or images to experiences that are intangible, painful, or deeply mystical. This series of transits is also about sexual or creative tension and the difference between healthy and self-destructive beliefs, ideas, or communication patterns within relationships.

Two of the biggest themes for Arians this month are friendships and faith. There are few signs better to have as faithful friends than those like you, born under the sign of the Ram. Remember to let others be good for you, too, and enjoy a beautiful month!

 

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Taurus    (April 20 – May 20)   Earth.  Ruling planet Venus.

Taurus Horoscope for February 2018

This is a powerful month for you, Taurus, with an emphasis on the way that you show up in the public arena. You are taking greater notice of intuitional depths that, while they have long been on your radar, are perhaps only now being fully recognized as concrete realities on a par with the 3-D physical world of the ordinary senses. You are exploring an amalgam of this viewpoint with the outer persona that you must adopt in order to communicate effectively. Your career choices form a vital part of your focus, and this goes better when you take into account everything that is going on beneath the surface. The second half of February, following the Solar Eclipse of the 15th, sees you through to an even greater focus on career, plus responsible educational and travel goals. You are dedicated to all forms of knowledge and of higher law, seeking to form a better fit between inner and outer priorities.

 

The following was written by this month's guest columnist Adam Elenbaas of The Nightlight Astrology School

 

The month begins just one day after the lunar eclipse in Leo, which landed in your fourth house of home and family. Lunar eclipses represent endings and culmination;; don’t be surprised if you see significant changes related to your home, family, or property this month.

Meanwhile, on February 3rd Mercury in Aquarius in your tenth house will make a sextile to Mars in Sagittarius in your eighth house. This transit may provide you with a unique financial opportunity, a raise or promotion, or the ability to finally pay off some debt, and perhaps thanks to the earning or professional advancement of a partner. Be careful because this transit can also cause impulsive or hasty decision making, especially related to your job or career.

On the same day, Venus in Aquarius in your tenth house will square Jupiter in Scorpio in your seventh house. If you are married or in a relationship, this is a great transit for coupling together with a partner to achieve something, or for grand displays of affection or love. This is also a great transit for developing new professional allies or for being recognized or rewarded in the work place. Be careful of overdoing things around this time, as Venus and Jupiter together can indicate excessiveness or even vanity.

February 7th the Last Quarter Moon in Scorpio will conjoin with Jupiter in your seventh house. You may notice a significant change in your most important relationships at this time. This is a transit inviting you to let go of things that are no longer serving you, to find a deeper level of emotional honesty in your relationships, and to reap the benefits of what hard work you’ve put into your relationships. This may also be a powerful time of growth or transformation for a partner or friend, who you might be asked to hold space for, or to nurture through a difficult period.

February 10th the planet Venus moves into Pisces, where it was traditionally said to be “exalted.” It will also move into your eleventh house. This is a wonderful transit for the planning or crafting of a new vision, for artistic or creative collaboration, and for celebrating your best friendships or getting out with a group of friends. Venus in the eleventh house also brings benefactors or good luck from people who are well connected.

On February 15th it’s a New Moon and solar eclipse in the sign of Aquarius in your tenth house. Imagine a big door opening and a new burst of energy starting to pour into the career and calling area of your life. Prepare for a season of growth, and don’t be scared to innovate or even make things up as you go.

On February 17th Mars in Sagittarius in your eighth house will square Neptune in Pisces in your eleventh house. This is a great transit for going deeper or for exploring your fears or anxieties about the future. Be careful not to martyr yourself for someone or something at this time, but don’t be surprised if you are asked to make a sacrifice, either. Be mindful of what you are influenced by at this time, and be careful that you’re not compromising too much for the sake of getting something you’re afraid you won’t be able to get otherwise.

On February 17th Mercury is also cazimi (at the heart of the Sun) in the sign of Aquarius. However, shortly after this on the 17th Mercury will also enter its traditional “fall” by moving into Pisces and your eleventh house. It’s very important to use your best judgment and to be as discerning as possible during this transit. This is a transit that may involve special announcements or big decisions or choices in your career, but you should be very careful that you are thinking very carefully about the long-term consequences of what you’re doing, who you delegate or give power to, or what you say publicly at this time.

On February 18th the Sun will enter the sign of Pisces and your eleventh house, and on February 21st Venus will conjoin Neptune in Pisces in your eleventh house. Both transits emphasize the importance of friends and allies, visioning for your future, groups of people, and the good luck that comes our way when we focus on developing the right connections, with the right people, in good faith, for the right reasons.

Following this, Mercury will conjoin with Neptune in Pisces in your eleventh house and Venus in Pisces will square Mars in Sagittarius in your eighth house, both on February 25th. This series of transits focuses on your finances and personal resources as they stand in relationship to the allegiances, friendships, and long-term goals that you’re doing so much to cultivate this month.

The big themes for you this month are your career and your friends, as well as your colleagues and those people you’re hoping to share a common vision of the future with. For as much as you enjoy stability and love to be in control of the manifestation process, remember that the Universe is constantly trying to help us along and often does so in magical and unpredictable ways!

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Gemini   (May 21 – June 20)   Air.  Ruling planet Mercury.

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Gemini Horoscope for February 2018

Your month begins with one eclipse and ends with the aftermath of another, Gemini, and the message is greater understanding and conscious soul progress. While the Lunar Eclipse of January 31st featured also Mercury, your ruler, moving to Aquarius, the final two weeks of February depend on the startling poignancy of the February 15th Solar Eclipse taking place there as well, in your sector of higher mind. Your learning curve this month can go as steep as you feel fit for, as you climb. This growth spurt in which you are engaged helps with issues of intimacy and of inner acceptance that have been with you lately, and allow you to penetrate to a unique point of view on future development that takes into account only what comes from deep inside. You are fundamentally optimistic in pursuing this number-one priority, aware of difficulties implicit in your human condition and yet not allowing these to stop you.

 

The following was written by this month's guest columnist Adam Elenbaas of The Nightlight Astrology School

 

February begins just one day after the lunar eclipse in Leo on January 31st. The eclipse landed in your third house of communication, siblings, and the mind. Lunar eclipses represent endings and culmination; don’t be surprised if you are seeing the continued effects of the eclipse in these areas of your life. A lunar eclipse in your third house may indicate that you are learning something new, finishing a project, witnessing significant changes in the life of a sibling, or transforming the way you think, speak or communicate.

Meanwhile, on February 3rd Mercury in Aquarius in your ninth house will make a sextile to Mars in Sagittarius in your seventh house. This transit may focus on love or romance abroad, traveling and learning, or discussing your beliefs at length with a partner or spouse. Be careful, as this transit can be somewhat verbally or mentally combative and impatient, as well.

On the same day, Venus in Aquarius in your ninth house will square Jupiter in Scorpio in your sixth house. It might be time to look at your lifestyle or health and how it relates to your beliefs or personal philosophies, or lack thereof. This is the kind of transit that is notorious for overdoing things in the love and romance department, so be careful to practice moderation, but at the same time you might be inspired at this time to heal an old wound or to return yourself to health and wellness after a period of being down and out.

February 7th the Last Quarter Moon in Scorpio will conjoin with Jupiter in your sixth house. It’s a great time to let go, purge, heal, or release what is no longer serving you. If you have gone to any unhealthy extremes, this is a time of potentially difficult karmic consequences for your body and mind, so be good to yourself and find the courage necessary to make the decision to return to your best practices.

February 10th the planet Venus moves into Pisces, where it was traditionally said to be “exalted.” It will also move into your tenth house. Venus will be in Pisces the rest of the month in your career house, but watch around this date because planets entering new signs and houses often make a splash when they first arrive. This transit focuses on a very successful and exciting time for you, professionally. Venus brings charm, good luck, harmony, beauty, and recognition to our work and sometimes even love and romance in the work place.

On February 15th it’s a New Moon and solar eclipse in the sign of Aquarius in your ninth house. Solar eclipses bring powerful new beginnings. You may find yourself planning a vacation or travel abroad, starting down the path of a new learning or spiritual study, or discovering a brand-new vision for the future. Trust in what doors the Universe is opening for you at this time, and be open to whatever guidance might be coming through to you right now.

On February 17th Mars in Sagittarius in your seventh house will square Neptune in Pisces in your tenth house. You might be called to sacrifice something, or you may be tempted to become a martyr for a cause. Don’t let yourself be pushed around, but remember that smart compromises lead to success. You may also feel called to pursue a love interest at this time, or you might be debating a decision surrounding both your career and your love life, simultaneously. Be careful of being too impulsive. You may not have all the facts yet.

On February 17th your ruler, Mercury, is also cazimi (at the heart of the Sun) in the sign of Aquarius. However, shortly after this on the 17th Mercury will also enter its traditional “fall” by moving into Pisces and your tenth house, giving you a new focus on career and profession. This is a peculiar transit that may involve some tricky communication dynamics in the work place. Be careful of who you place your trust in, as well as how you communicate with others. A situation may turn quickly from all green lights to a period of confusion or even chaos. On the other hand, you may find that you are clarifying for yourself a new direction while struggling to communicate or share it with others.

On February 18th the Sun will enter the sign of Pisces and your tenth house, and on February 21st Venus will conjoin Neptune in Pisces in your tenth house. Both transits continue to shine the spotlight directly onto your career. This is a wonderful time for artistic success, love or romance in the work place, or general success in publicizing or putting your work out for an audience to see. This transit may also indicate ongoing negotiations and the need for transparency and clarity in the work place. Be mindful of secret motives or manipulation that might be lying just beneath the surface of the smiles and handshakes.

Following this, Mercury will conjoin with Neptune in Pisces in your tenth house and Venus in Pisces will square Mars in Sagittarius in your seventh house, both on February 25th. This epic series of transits focuses on your overall life direction in relationship to both intimate relationships and your career path.

It’s a challenging month of long-term decisions for you, Gemini. Your career is at the forefront of the planetary conversation, and while you may know exactly what you want or need from your career for the first time in a while, you may also find that other people’s needs, interests, feelings, or convictions are standing in the way, perhaps inviting you to stand in your truth more firmly than ever, or possibly requiring some level of healthy compromise.

 

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Cancer   (June 21 – July 22)   Water.  Ruling planet is the Moon.

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Cancer Horoscope for February 2018

This month is a strong one for you, with two eclipses that bring up somewhat difficult issues of self and other, of intuitional choices along with dealing with limitation and judgment, of crowd contexts versus finding your own way through. The lunar eclipse of January 31st took place just before the month began, and colors the first half of February, just as the solar eclipse and New Moon of the 15th in your intimacy sector does for the final two weeks. All through, you feel a strange restlessness regarding what you do out in the world, with an increasing understanding that much of what directs your steps needs to come from inside yourself. You could be feeling criticized or otherwise constrained by important persons in your life; the lesson there is to take what is useful and to discard the rest, recognizing that a more complete sense of relationship with others, comes, ultimately, from deeper connection with yourself.

 

The following was written by this month's guest columnist Adam Elenbaas of The Nightlight Astrology School

 

February begins just one day after a lunar eclipse landed in your second house of finances. Lunar eclipses represent endings and culmination; don’t be surprised if you see significant changes related to your money, resources, or earning power this month. With the North Node in this house all year long, it’s likely a year where you will see growth and positive changes, overall. However, be careful to take the financial opportunities you are given to start a healthy new chapter, rather than repeating an old pattern.

Meanwhile, on February 3rd Mercury in Aquarius in your eighth house will make a sextile to Mars in Sagittarius in your sixth house. Be careful of speaking or thinking from a place of fear or hostility. Remember the phrase, “If you don’t have something kind to say, it’s better to say nothing at all.” This transit is useful for taking a philosophical stand, or for teaching, speaking, or communicating the truth about something subversive or difficult, but you may also find that communication is somewhat difficult at this time. Another phrase to remember, “say few things, but say them well.”

On the same day, Venus in Aquarius in your eighth house will square Jupiter in Scorpio in your fifth house. This is a great transit for having fun and for sharing magic, creativity, joy, and great depth with others, but be careful of overdoing things around this time, as Venus and Jupiter together can indicate excessiveness.

February 7th the Last Quarter Moon in Scorpio will conjoin with Jupiter in your fifth house. This is an emotionally powerful time. Whatever you’re feeling inside right now, look for a creative outlet. If you have children, listen deeply to whatever they might be experiencing, and don’t be surprised if you find that the child inside of you is transforming.

February 10th the planet Venus moves into Pisces, where it was traditionally said to be “exalted.” It will also move into your ninth house. You might be feeling a strong burst of devotion or renewed faith at this time. You may be traveling abroad, or planning to travel abroad, or you might be considering an entirely new course of artistic, spiritual, or creative study.

On February 15th it’s a New Moon and solar eclipse in the sign of Aquarius in your eighth house. This transit may signal the end of an era of debt, or it may involve new streams of passive income, new opportunities for investing, or a significant change of income for a spouse or partner. You may also notice that themes of depth, death, and transformation are particularly heightened around this time. The changes initiated at this time will take place slowly over the next few months.

Next, on February 17th Mars in Sagittarius in your sixth house will square Neptune in Pisces in your ninth house. You may find that you are tempted to push your beliefs or ideals onto others at this time, or you may find that you are acting like a martyr for your cause. Compromise isn’t a dirty word, no matter how deeply we may feel about something, and remember that most of the time we demonstrate our beliefs to others the best by living out our convictions, humbly, rather than trying to persuade others aggressively to believe exactly what we believe.

On February 17th Mercury is also cazimi (at the heart of the Sun) in the sign of Aquarius in your eighth house. However, shortly after this on the 17th Mercury will also enter its traditional “fall” by moving into Pisces and your ninth house. It’s very important to use your best judgment and to be as discerning as possible during this transit. This transit has the potential to tempt you into feeling invincible or overly confident about something, only to end up miscommunicating or missing important details that lead you into a temporary period of confusion or chaos.

On February 18th the Sun will enter the sign of Pisces and your ninth house, and on February 21st Venus will conjoin Neptune in Pisces in your ninth house. Faith and belief, higher study, and foreign travel are the themes of this month. You may be growing in your spiritual life by leaps and bounds this month, or you may feel inspired to write, travel, and create. It would also not be surprising to find love abroad or to fall in love with someone from a different part of the world, or with someone who shares the same deeply held beliefs or convictions as yourself. Just remember, Venus and Neptune can be quite intoxicating, so it’s important to remain discerning and rational so that you can tell the difference between fantasy and reality.

Following this, Mercury will conjoin with Neptune in Pisces in your ninth house and Venus in Pisces will square Mars in Sagittarius in your sixth house, both on February 25th. These transits highlight the challenges of using your beliefs and faith to educate, help, or heal those who may cross your path. You will have critical decisions to make surrounding your values and beliefs and specifically regarding how you communicate or enact your beliefs during whatever challenging situations may arise. You are a nurturer by nature, but this month asks you to be as wise and discerning as you are emotional and passionate.

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Leo   (July 23 – August 22)   Fire.  Ruling planet is the Sun.

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Leo Horoscope for February 2018

This eclipse season through mid-February affects you quite profoundly, Leo. This is because the lunar eclipse of January 31st featured the Moon in your sign with the Sun opposed, while the solar eclipse of February 15th lands in your seventh sector, both indicating that partnership with important others in your life plays a noteworthy role. As you mull over issues of self and other, such as where you stop and the concerns of others begin, you are making adjustments to concepts of boundary, worldview, career, and service. Your learning curve is considerable. A spurt of powerful intuitional awareness over recent months brings you to fresh insights regarding how your most basic beliefs are shifting in unexpected ways. This inevitably leads you to new forms of action in the world, tending toward a spiritual rather than a strictly mundane nature. In one way this month is all about others, while in another it signals a huge enhancement of your own self-development.

 

The following was written by this month's guest columnist Adam Elenbaas of The Nightlight Astrology School

 

Happy Eclipse season, Leo! The month begins just one day after the lunar eclipse in your home sign. The eclipse landed in your first house of self, health, vitality and new beginnings. This eclipse follows on the heels of the total solar eclipse in your home sign last August. Suffice it to say, these are life-changing times for those born under the sign of the Lion. Eclipses in your home sign generally indicate that your entire sense of self, health, and identity is undergoing a total transformation. Expect more significant, life-altering events and transformation this month because the effects of eclipses ripple out slowly!

Meanwhile, on February 3rd Mercury in Aquarius in your seventh house will make a sextile to Mars in Sagittarius in your fifth house. This is a good transit for warm-hearted competition, flirtatious banter, and creative companionship. Just remember that whenever Mercury and Mars get together its easy to get hot-headed and impulsive, so be sure to keep your cool while enjoying the good times.

On the same day, Venus in Aquarius in your seventh house will square Jupiter in Scorpio in your fourth house. Love, partnership, and family or home life will be emphasized at this time. You might be bringing someone new into your private life or you may be ready to cultivate a deeper level of trust and vulnerability in your relationships. This transit may also bring to light various fears, traditions, and taboos surrounding love and relationships and family life, generally.

February 7th the Last Quarter Moon in Scorpio will conjoin with Jupiter in your fourth house. This is a time for emotional healing, letting go, and transformation on the home front. Be prepared to be honest and vulnerable, and remember that there is nothing to be ashamed of if you’re being authentic with those you love.

February 10th the planet Venus moves into Pisces, where it was traditionally said to be “exalted.” It will also move into your eighth house. Venus in your eighth house brings good returns on investments, potential relief or pardoning from debt or financial loss, gain through a partner, and issues of vulnerability and honesty in romance and love.

On February 15th brings a New Moon and solar eclipse in the sign of Aquarius in your seventh house. This eclipse features new beginnings in love and relationships. If you’re not in a relationship already, don’t be surprised if you meet someone new. If you’re already in a relationship don’t be surprised if there are big changes afoot for your relationship, or in the life of your partner. And if your relationship is on the rocks, then don’t be surprised if things start moving toward a resolution, one way or another.

On February 17th Mars in Sagittarius in your fifth house will square Neptune in Pisces in your eighth house. This transit is all about facing your fears, making significant sacrifices or compromises, and going as deep as you can without losing yourself or harming those you love.

On February 17th Mercury is also cazimi (at the heart of the Sun) in the sign of Aquarius. However, shortly after this on the 17th Mercury will also enter its traditional “fall” by moving into Pisces and your eighth house. It’s very important to use your best judgment and to be as discerning as possible during this transit. What begins as a profound moment of honesty or agreement between yourself and someone else may quickly devolve into confusion or chaos. Pay attention to the details and remember to stay open to unexpected news or changes of plan.

On February 18th the Sun will enter the sign of Pisces and your eighth house, and on February 21st Venus will conjoin Neptune in Pisces in your eighth house. Both transits continue to put the spotlight on your eighth house, emphasizing your partner’s finances or shared resources, along with the need for greater depth, honesty, and vulnerability.

Following this, Mercury will conjoin with Neptune in Pisces in your eighth house and Venus in Pisces will square Mars in Sagittarius in your fifth house, both on February 25th. Communicating the truth, in love, depth, and honesty isn’t easy, but as a Leo you have the courage and heart to communicate your passion better than most signs. This month is all about your relationships, your desires, the need for pleasure and joy, and making sure you communicate honestly with everyone around you about what you’re really feeling. It’s hard for Lions to be vulnerable, but you will only grow stronger and wiser when you allow yourself to trust others to see you as exactly as you are.

 

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Virgo   (August 23 – September 22)   Earth.   Ruling planet Mercury.

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Virgo Horoscope for February 2018

This is a significant month for you, Virgo, when issues of service to others, and to your own spiritual growth, predominate. The astrological energies are powerful, and point you toward changes in your self-expression that partake of a “stop-and-go” flavor. On some days your thoughts and feelings flow freely, while at other times you feel stymied. When you work through the attitudes that hold you back, however, you engender long-lasting results. Partnership idealizations may have this quality also, of freedom-loving progress on the one hand, and going more slowly, and with greater commitment, on the other. After February 15th, you find that you are delving deep inside yourself for your truest values, and then proceeding to act upon these, once you know what they are. You are even more firmly committed to attitudes of service to those around you, and to the ideas that you can detect as emanations from your Higher Self.

 

The following was written by this month's guest columnist Adam Elenbaas of The Nightlight Astrology School

 

The month begins just one day after the January 31st lunar eclipse in Leo. This eclipse landed in your twelfth house. Lunar eclipses represent endings and culmination; and the twelfth house is generally related to spiritual healing and crisis, loss and confusion, as well as mystical experiences that come to us through time in nature or time spent alone. If you’ve been wandering, confused, or trying to come to terms with an inner struggle, then this is an especially good month to find your way back into the light again, but don’t be surprised if it takes some time because the effects of eclipses take a while to play out.

Meanwhile, on February 3rd Mercury in Aquarius in your sixth house will make a sextile to Mars in Sagittarius in your fourth house. This is a great time for home improvement, or for the renewal of health or wellness in the family, or for hiring someone to help you with something that needs fixing. On the other hand, this transit can indicate impulsive communication and mental intemperance, so remember to keep your cool and be easy on yourself and others.

On the same day, Venus in Aquarius in your sixth house will square Jupiter in Scorpio in your third house. It’s a good time for an open and honest dialogue with someone. It’s a good time to seek help or to give counsel or help to someone else. Words and communication may have a deeply healing effect at this time. You may feel inspired to be of service to others, but be careful that you aren’t mixing service to someone in need with romance. Crossing those wires right now can lead to heartache down the road for everyone.

February 7th the Last Quarter Moon in Scorpio will conjoin with Jupiter in your third house. This is a time for deeper honesty. Don’t be afraid to look at the truth, as scary or subversive as it might be. We can’t run from the truth forever. Eventually it finds us, and to the extent that we’ve been avoiding speaking our minds, having that difficult conversation, or being real with ourselves inside, it is that much more painful when the truth finally comes out. Remember to be gentle with yourself. Nobody is perfect, and making mistakes is far less important than how we respond and recover from our mistakes.

February 10th the planet Venus moves into Pisces, where it was traditionally said to be “exalted.” It will also move into your seventh house of love and marriage. This signals a time when romance and love may be greatly emphasized. It’s also a great time for socializing with others and finding harmony, beauty, and friendship wherever you go.

On February 15th it’s a New Moon and solar eclipse in the sign of Aquarius in your sixth house. This eclipse signifies the start of something brand new. If there is anything sick that needs healing, this eclipse will begin the process. Difficult events or unexpected challenges at this time may also lead to new opportunities for healing and personal growth, so trust the healing process.

On February 17th Mars in Sagittarius in your fourth house will square Neptune in Pisces in your seventh house. This transit is all about sacrifice, compromise, and surrender, and it will highlight your relationships as well as your home or family. Remember to be discerning. There is a difference between a healthy sacrifice and becoming a martyr for someone or something that you shouldn’t.

On February 17th Mercury will enter its traditional “fall” by moving into Pisces and your seventh house. It’s very important to use your best judgment and to be as discerning as possible during this transit. Communication in relationships can become quite blurry, and it’s possible for emotional manipulations or distortions of the truth to occur. Try to remain objective while also speaking and listening from the heart.

On February 18th the Sun will enter the sign of Pisces and your seventh house, and on February 21st Venus will conjoin Neptune in Pisces in your seventh house. Love, relationships, and your social life become the main theme as the month unfolds. There are opportunities for healing, growth, and transformation here, but they will require knowing the difference between truth and fantasy, both within yourself and on the part of others.

Then on February 23rd, the First Quarter Moon in Gemini lands in your tenth house. Watch for significant changes or decisions to be made in the work place, and don’t be surprised if work is very busy.

Finally, Mercury will conjoin with Neptune in Pisces in your seventh house and Venus in Pisces will square Mars in Sagittarius in your fourth house, both on February 25th. Par for the course. All month long the same themes of home/family and relationships are popping up for you. If there are secrets you’ve been hiding from others, don’t expect that others can’t sense what’s going on. If there is honesty, affection, and love to be shared, don’t hold back. If there is healing and transformation that needs to happen in your home and your love life, then surrender and allow yourself to be vulnerable. It’s worth repeating that, “nobody is perfect.” What matters most is that we show compassion to ourselves and others.

 

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Libra   (September 23 – October 22)   Air.  Ruling planet Venus.

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Libra Horoscope for February 2018

This can be a month of joyful participation in the cosmic dance, Libra, if you choose to stay open to possibility. Your self-expression is blossoming and the question becomes “to what end'” It may no longer be enough to go with the flow of consensus thought, but rather the time has come to forge your own path. You are beset by difficulties in the form of nay-saying critics inside you, perhaps projected out into the world on others. Your task now is to discern the false impression from the true, and it takes a powerful reliance on inner guidance and intuition to achieve that. Curiosity is one key, as well as cultivating an open handed approach rather than a more contracted shape. You might be literally remodeling your dwelling space or this could be taken metaphorically. You are dedicated now to inner work, to home and hearth, and to striving through obstacles in order to eventually win through.

 

The following was written by this month's guest columnist Adam Elenbaas of The Nightlight Astrology School

 

The month begins just one day after the lunar eclipse in Leo. The eclipse landed in your eleventh house of friends, hopes for the future, and allies or benefactors. Lunar eclipses represent endings and culmination; don’t be surprised if you see significant changes related to your friends or social life, your long-term dreams and goals, or among groups of people you belong to. These effects will continue to play out for at least the duration of this month, and beyond.

Meanwhile, on February 3rd Mercury in Aquarius in your fifth house will make a sextile to Mars in Sagittarius in your third house. If you have children this should be a fun time to watch them grow, learn, compete, and create. It’s also a great time for your own creative and passionate communication. Remember that Mercury and Mars can indicate mental or verbal intemperance so be careful to remain mindful of your thoughts and words.

On the same day, Venus in Aquarius in your fifth house will square Jupiter in Scorpio in your second house. You may find that you are spending a little extra money for the sake of your children, or for the sake of having fun or doing something creative. This is also a great transit for a little good luck when it comes to finances, as well as romance. Enjoy whatever good luck may come your way, but be careful not to go to extremes as Jupiter and Venus may also signify extravagance.

February 7th the Last Quarter Moon in Scorpio will conjoin with Jupiter in your second house. It’s a good time to pay off debts and to eliminate anything from your life that is taking up too much of your time, energy, or money. It’s also a great time to check your lifestyle practices against your values. Has anything gotten out of balance' If so, you’ll know exactly what you need to do to fix it because the Scorpio Moon is capable of brutal honesty.

February 10th the planet Venus moves into Pisces, where it was traditionally said to be “exalted.” It will be moving into your sixth house. The call to compassion, service, and healing or charity may be quite strong. The world is hurting, and most everyone knows this on an intellectual level, but it’s a whole different experience when we allow ourselves to really feel the pain. It’s only from this point that real healing can begin.

On February 15th it’s a New Moon and solar eclipse in the sign of Aquarius in your fifth house. This marks the start of something powerful related to your children or your creative life. As a Libra you are usually poised and balanced, but this New Moon you may be feeling quite passionate and fired up about something. Don’t be afraid to take creative risks, and remember that finding your inner joy, and really owning it may push your personal Libra scale back and forth a few times before things level out again.

On February 17th Mars in Sagittarius in your third house will square Neptune in Pisces in your sixth house. Be careful during this transit to take your time by moving through the world mindfully. You may find that you’re exhausted if you’re pushing your agenda too much. On the other hand, standing up for a cause or exerting energy for the sake of others may come quite naturally. Just remember that there is a difference between healthy sacrifice and becoming a martyr.

On February 17th Mercury will enter its traditional “fall” by moving into Pisces and your sixth house, and on February 21st Venus will conjoin with Neptune in Pisces, as well. If you are hiring someone or have employees that work for you be extra mindful about clear communication with them. If you’re in the service of somebody else, remember that your voice counts, and don’t be surprised if you’re called on to communicate or advocate on behalf of those in need.

On February 23rd, the First Quarter Moon in Gemini lands in your ninth house. It’s a good time to clarify your beliefs, to gather the facts, dig deeper into something you’re studying, or to conduct important research.

Following this, on February 25th, Mercury will conjoin with Neptune in Pisces in your sixth house and Venus in Pisces will square Mars in Sagittarius in your third house. Again, you may be feeling quite passionate about helping others at this time, but be careful to keep very clear boundAries between yourself and others. It’s also easy for your words to be misunderstood at this time, or for your intentions or motives to be misconstrued.

With a whole lot of Pisces energy in the air this month, don’t be afraid to wear your emotions on your usually cool and balanced sleeve. It’s a month of deeper and more vulnerable feelings for Librans, so mine these for your ultimate benefit!

 

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Scorpio   (October 23 – Nov 21)   Water.  Ruling planets Mars, Pluto.

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Scorpio Horoscope for February 2018

This month represents a powerful juncture for you, Scorpio, caught as you are between two eclipses that show up quite strongly in your solar chart. There are, as always, the pressing questions and decisions: do I go, or do I stay' How and when do I give, and how much' And so on. The nagging voices of self-doubt can never be silenced yet they can and will be surmounted. You are attempting to discern your true vocation, and have found yourself over recent weeks in the midst of a huge learning curve involving inner depths, and your evolving sense of spiritual mission for this lifetime; reveling in home and family concerns with also intimations of a broader and more public role. You are being asked to shine your light more brightly to others, for the ultimate benefit of partners, students, and, reaching outward in greater and greater concentric circles, all members of the social matrix that surrounds you.

 

The following was written by this month's guest columnist Adam Elenbaas of The Nightlight Astrology School

 

The month begins just one day after the lunar eclipse in Leo. The eclipse landed in your tenth house of career. Lunar eclipses represent endings and culmination; don’t be surprised if you see more significant changes related to your job or the workplace this month. It might also be helpful to remember that the effects of eclipses take a while to play out.

Meanwhile, on February 3rd Mercury in Aquarius in your fourth house will make a sextile to Mars in Sagittarius in your second house. You might be buying, selling, or improving your house at this time, or you could be revising your budget or selling or purging your house of unnecessary clutter. Mercury and Mars are also known for mental or verbal intemperance so be careful to remain mindful and patient.

On the same day, Venus in Aquarius in your fourth house will square Jupiter in Scorpio in your first house. It’s a good time for reimagining your personal aesthetic or the aesthetics of your home. You may be feeling quite romantic, or you might be enjoying the company of friends and family in the warmth of a beautiful home environment. Be careful not to indulge in too much of anything as Jupiter and Venus are prone to excessiveness.

February 7th the Last Quarter Moon in Scorpio will conjoin with Jupiter in your first house. This is an important time of personal discovery, honesty, and potentially letting go of things that no longer serve you. With Jupiter in your first house for nearly a full year, the wind is at your back. Make sure you use this time to your advantage, because it won’t last forever. The messages you receive at this time will tell you exactly what you need to know, so long as you have the courage to listen and take the guidance the Universe is giving you.

February 10th the planet Venus moves into Pisces, where it was traditionally said to be “exalted.” This move will also be into your fifth house. If you have children it’s a wonderful time to connect with them or to watch them as they shine and grow. For the next thirty days this will benefit your own creative projects, imagination, and fantasies. It’s a good time for going out with friends, and falling in love at first sight. Allow yourself to feel the childlike joy of this moment.

On February 15th it’s a New Moon and solar eclipse in the sign of Aquarius in your fourth house. This eclipse marks the start of something new in your home and family. Perhaps someone is getting married, or perhaps you’re moving or starting a family, or similar changes could be in the works. Family karma may rise to the surface at this time, or you may see significant alterations in the lives of your family members.

On February 17th Mars in Sagittarius in your second house will square Neptune in Pisces in your fifth house. You can easily lose money or spend too much money or be confuse about financial issues right now, so be careful. You may also feel the need to sacrifice something for the sake of someone you love, perhaps a lover or your children. Be careful not to martyr yourself. Mars with Neptune can alternate between passionate and aggressive or else feeling weak and victimized, so be careful of both extremes.

February 21st Venus will conjoin Neptune in Pisces in your fifth house. Again, the theme of creativity, fertility, sexuality, romance, children, and pregnancy are pronounced. Be sure that you’re keeping both feet on the ground, but otherwise enjoy the inspiration and joyfulness.

Finally, on February 25th, Mercury will conjoin with Neptune in Pisces in your fifth house and Venus in Pisces will square Mars in Sagittarius in your second house. What brings you both health and happiness' What does the healthiest, most imaginative, and blissful version of you look like, and what is the simplest and most direct way to honor your needs and desires without being destructive' These might be the biggest questions of the month, and they are taking place in the midst of two eclipses, between your career house and your more private self as revealed in home and family concerns.

 

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Sagittarius   (Nov 22 – Dec 21)   Fire.  Ruling planet Jupiter.

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Sagittarius Horoscope for February 2018

This month represents an important juncture for you, Sagittarius, when you find yourself more serious about forging your own pathway, and more aware of an internal mandate for change along spiritual lines. You are coming from depth in this revaluation of what you are truly up to, this time around, and growing into greater understanding of your bottom-line intentions. You feel an evolution taking place regarding the values and the resources that you bring, and your creative self-expression is transforming as a result. On one level this seems whimsical and somewhat chaotic, as all new paradigms feel at first, while another and more assured intuitional part of you sees what is happening like the third little bear in the folk tale, as just right. During the second half of the month you are curiously investigating and making further in-roads on recreating your worldview and your most basic beliefs; acting on these newfound convictions follows.

 

The following was written by this month's guest columnist Adam Elenbaas of The Nightlight Astrology School

 

The month begins just one day after the lunar eclipse in Leo in your ninth house of religion, higher education, long journeys, and faith. Expect to see these themes highlighted as the month plays out. It’s a good time to examine or revise your beliefs, to dig into or complete your studies, or to make an important pilgrimage or plan for one in the future.

Meanwhile, on February 3rd Mercury in Aquarius in your third house will make a sextile to Mars in Sagittarius in your first house. This month you’re feeling fierce, bold, courageous, and assertive, and this moment adds to that fierceness the need to communicate or speak your mind. Be careful because this transit can be especially impulsive and temperamental. You are wise enough to be kind and you can be as patient as you are passionate.

On the same day, Venus in Aquarius in your third house will square Jupiter in Scorpio in your twelfth house. Are you getting in over your head with something' Do you need to tell the truth to someone you love' Do you need deeper intimacy and honesty about something' You can easily get in over your head this month, especially in relationships, if you’re not incredibly honest about what you’re feeling, what you need, and what you can and can’t commit to going forward.

February 7th the Last Quarter Moon in Scorpio will conjoin with Jupiter in your twelfth house. This is a very deep time of letting go. Loss isn’t always a bad thing. Sometimes loss and letting go opens doors of opportunity that we can hardly imagine, but we have to be willing to surrender to the idea that loss is just as spiritually valuable as gain.

February 10th the planet Venus moves into Pisces, where it was traditionally said to be “exalted.” It will also move into your fourth house. This is the time for love and family. Venus moving into the most private and domestic area of your chart invites you to bring beauty, romance, harmony, and love into your home. Create an inner retreat, a weekend romantic shut-in, or a gathering of friends in your house.
On February 15th it’s a New Moon and solar eclipse in the sign of Aquarius in your third house. This eclipse offers you the opportunity to begin a new chapter with regard to how you communicate, think, and share yourself creatively with the world. It’s a great time to start a new writing, learning, or communication project. It’s also a great time to innovate new ways of using technology or to mature in the way that you interface with others, generally.

On February 17th Mars in Sagittarius in your first house will square Neptune in Pisces in your fourth house. What are you being asked to sacrifice right now in relation to your home and family' Know the difference between becoming a martyr and making a healthy sacrifice.

On February 18th the Sun will enter the sign of Pisces and your fourth house, and on February 21st Venus will conjoin Neptune in Pisces in your fourth house. Home, home, home and family. With so many planets moving through your fourth house this month, you are exploring your family karma in this lifetime very intensely right now. With Jupiter in the twelfth, as the ruler of your fourth, you may be experiencing some sense of loss or the conclusion of a karmic cycle of some kind, but ultimately this can be surprisingly beneficial and uplifting. Trust the process and remember that all is unfolding exactly as it should.

On February 23rd, the First Quarter Moon in Gemini lands in your seventh house. This is an important moment for your relationships or perhaps you have feelings about something important taking place in the life of a partner. Remember to be patient and considerate about other people’s perceptions and opinions. Listen carefully to whatever your partner is saying, and even if you don’t find agreement, try to communicate your differences from a place of patience and compassion.

Finally, in the last few days of the month Mercury and Venus in Pisces in your fourth house will square Mars in Sagittarius in your first house. Sexual, creative, and communicative tension is high. Remember to think and speak clearly. You may find yourself sharing space with highly sensitive people, or you might be feeling more moody than usual. It’s a good time for romance and creativity, but make sure that rather than engaging in bulldozing or bushwhacking, you are dancing and flowing through your experience.

 

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Capricorn   (Dec 22 – Jan 19)   Earth.   Ruling planet Saturn.

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Capricorn Horoscope for February 2018

This month with its eclipses represents for you a rebirth of sorts, Capricorn. You are self-absorbed but in a good way; one reflecting self-development and renewed identity definition. Partners come into this picture also, stemming from the timing of the lunar eclipse of the 31st, just preceding the onset of February. You are striving for greater understanding of issues of intimacy and also exploring deep connection within your own inner universe, seeking a better balance of self and other. In the second half of the month, after the solar eclipse of February 15th, you find yourself inclined to take soul-level agendas into greater account when contemplating issues of career or profession. You are coming to recognize that you are not in the game for the mundane rewards sanctioned by society, at least not solely. Rather, you feel increasingly drawn toward articulating your innermost intentions amidst the concerns and triumphs of your ordinary working world.

 

The following was written by this month's guest columnist Adam Elenbaas of The Nightlight Astrology School

 

The month begins just one day after the lunar eclipse in Leo in your eighth house, which was traditionally the house of death, fear of the future, and penalties. This is as well as the house related to passive income or “other people’s resources.” Any of these themes may be pronounced this month, but this shouldn’t be surprising to you. Ever since Saturn entered your first house in December things have been getting very “real,” and will continue this way for a while. Just remember, for as foreboding as an eclipse in the 8th house may sound, you were born for the depth and maturity required to weather big transformational journeys. Of all the signs of the zodiac, there are few as well-prepared as you to find buried treasures in dark places.

Meanwhile, on February 3rd Mercury in Aquarius in your second house will make a sextile to Mars in Sagittarius in your twelfth house. If you’re dealing with any difficult patterns in your financial life, it’s a good time to turn over a new leaf. Be careful of compulsive spending or consumption of any kind. It’s also a good time to return to the land, water, or woods, or to study something rooted in the natural world.

On the same day, Venus in Aquarius in your second house will square Jupiter in Scorpio in your eleventh house. Joint financial ventures are possible. Watch for opportunities to work together with new allies or benefactors, but be careful of opportunism or being used by others. This is also a good time to dream or imagine a new goal, or to plant the seeds for a project intended to bring future success.

February 7th the Last Quarter Moon in Scorpio will conjoin with Jupiter in your eleventh house. You may be saying goodbye to friends or important allies at this time, or you might be noticing the fruits of various allegiances are finally manifesting. Long-term benefits might be coming your way thanks to something ending or finalizing.

February 10th the planet Venus moves into Pisces, and into your third house. Communication, media, writing, and speaking become beautiful, artistic, and harmonious. You may notice siblings falling in love or that relationships to siblings or cousins are emphasized at this time. Healing can take place through heart-felt communication.

On February 15th it’s a New Moon and solar eclipse in the sign of Aquarius in your second house. Your finances are a huge factor for you this month. Financial transformation is in the air. You might be paying off debt, getting a raise, or developing a new project that may yield fruit in the future. You may also be doing something to cultivate land or property at this time. It’s also a good time to shift your relationship to the material world and your values, in general. Second house solar eclipses are excellent for committing to new values or even an entirely new lifestyle.

On February 17th Mars in Sagittarius in your twelfth house will square Neptune in Pisces in your third house. There could be some element of sibling drama or tension this month, so watch for that. On the other hand, you might be feeling like you are communicating on behalf of someone who is suffering or in need. Just remember, compassionate service to others is good, while neglecting or punishing yourself is not.

On February 18th the Sun will enter the sign of Pisces and your third house, and on February 21st Venus will conjoin Neptune in Pisces in your third house. Communication, writing, speaking, siblings, and technology or travel are highlighted for a good portion of this month as a host of planets move through your third house. In the sign of Pisces, the emphasis is on communicating clearly but compassionately. Your homework this month is to find the balance between mature, grounded, self-sufficiency and vulnerable, heart-opening sharing and communicating with others.

Finally, the last few days of the month Mercury and Venus in Pisces in your third house will square Mars in Sagittarius in your twelfth house. You are continuing to explore the deeper emotional subtleties of how you communicate with others. It’s important to clarify your intentions to other people or to ask others to clarify their intentions to you. Miscommunication is bound to occur if you make too many assumptions this month, whereas compassion, compromise, and emotionally intelligent communication is promised if you can remember to stay centered in your heart.

 

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Aquarius   (Jan 20 – Feb 18)   Air.  Ruling planets Uranus, Saturn.

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Aquarius Horoscope for February 2018

This continues to be a time of curiosity and learning for you, Aquarius. The recent lunar eclipse, which took place just before the month began, featured the Sun in your sign and the eclipse Moon in your seventh sector of relationship interaction. As the month begins, therefore, you are exploring the impact of important partners on your life. After the solar eclipse of February 15th, you are making a fresh start in matters of identity and self-definition, the way that you see yourself in connection to the world around you. You are in the midst of an investigation into your deepest values from the standpoint of both professional and private concerns. In this last half of the month your learning curve regarding all these areas is greatly accelerated. Your understanding is growing. You are comprehending what truly matters to you in terms of life purpose, and, what is more, heeding a corresponding call to action.

 

The following was written by this month's guest columnist Adam Elenbaas of The Nightlight Astrology School

 

The month begins just one day after the lunar eclipse in Leo in your seventh house, indicting that relationships, love, and committed partnership will continue to be highlighted for you as the month goes on. Ever since last August a door has opened for you in this area of your life. With the powerful eclipses of this month, you can expect this transformational journey to continue!

Meanwhile, on February 3rd Mercury in Aquarius in your first house will make a sextile to Mars in Sagittarius in your eleventh house. It’s a great time to start a new project, to redefine yourself, or to develop creative ideas for the future. Friendships and exciting possibilities with friends and groups are also prominent.

On the same day, Venus in Aquarius in your first house will square Jupiter in Scorpio in your tenth house. If you’ve been looking for a job opportunity, or waiting to hear good news in the workplace, this could be the moment you’ve been waiting for. Career growth, love, and relationships related to the workplace abound, along with opportunities for professional development and recognition.

February 7th the Last Quarter Moon in Scorpio will conjoin with Jupiter in your tenth house. This is a critical moment for your career. You might be learning an important lesson, accomplishing goals, or letting go of something related to your professional life.

February 10th the planet Venus moves into Pisces, where it was traditionally said to be “exalted.” It will be thereby moving into your second house of finances. This is a wonderful time for new financial opportunities, windfalls, and blessings, but be careful of overindulgence or extravagant spending. This is also a great transit for connecting to the land and nature, as the second house was traditionally related to land and what we make or draw from the land!

On February 15th it’s a New Moon and solar eclipse in the sign of Aquarius in your first house. This is it. You’re ready now for a total change of life direction. Eclipses sometimes shock us into this revelation, but regardless of how it happens, from this point forward you will be preparing for an exciting new chapter. Watch as the effects play out over the months to come. The effects of eclipses aren’t always immediate, but they are thorough.

On February 17th Mars in Sagittarius in your eleventh house will square Neptune in your second house. How much are you willing to “pay” or sacrifice for your dreams, for your friends, or for those you consider your allies' There is a big difference between consciously compassionate sacrifice and neglecting or harming ourselves in that process. Watch for exciting new visions, friendships, or groups of people sharing similar dreams, but do be careful of losing yourself or wearing rose-colored glasses. The price of anything is measured in the amount of energy and resources it will take you to maintain whatever it is that you most fervently desire.

On February 18th the Sun will enter the sign of Pisces and your second house, and on February 21st Venus will conjoin Neptune in Pisces in your second house. This presages more and more emphasis on finances, the land, resources, earning power and self-sufficiency. You’re ready to take some big steps in this area of your life, but make sure that you keep both feet on the ground and recognize that gains and losses will continue to ebb and flow in life, no matter what big plans we make and no matter what temporary gains or losses may come our way.

Finally, the last few days of the month, Mercury and Venus in Pisces in your second house will square Mars in Sagittarius in your eleventh house. Again, we see the themes of financial growth and friendships, groups, and exciting new opportunities for developing deeper resources. These changes are being channeled through the solar eclipse in your first house from the middle of this month. As you are changing profoundly right now, an entirely new strategy for the future is emerging. Just remember, big changes take time. The temptation to make everything new instantly should be tempered by healthy discernment, patience, and fact gathering. You benefit by letting things happen in their own way, and trusting that with Jupiter in your career house this year, the wind will stay at your back for quite a while.

 

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Pisces   (Feb 19 – March 20)   Water. Ruling planets Neptune, Jupiter.

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Pisces Horoscope for February 2018

This is an important month for you, Pisces, especially if you are willing to pay the closest possible attention to its subtle messages. Your outer world statement, as revealed in career and profession, is vital to you, together with a strong feeling of somehow being in service. You are also focused on mental activity with friends and groups that you favor. In contrast, over the course of this active month, undercover currents representing the unconscious layers of your personality are also mightily invoked. Your challenge, then, is to integrate these disparate parts of yourself so that you are coming at the world from the standpoint of a more integrated whole. Powerful societal factors urging a greater degree of normative conformity also have their due influence upon you. Yet, as your deepest values approach closer to the surface, you are being guided to act on them, and on them alone, rather than anything that comes to you from outside forces.

 

The following was written by this month's guest columnist Adam Elenbaas of The Nightlight Astrology School

 

The month begins just one day after the lunar eclipse in Leo in your sixth house. The sixth house is related to suffering or sickness as well as to service and healing. Since last August’s total solar eclipse in your sixth house these themes have been a major focus for you and will continue to be over the course of this month. If you’re doing your own personal healing or recovery work, keep the faith, and if you’re involved with service to others remember to take good care of yourself. You won’t have nearly as much to give others if you’re not simultaneously addressing your own needs.

Meanwhile, on February 3rd Mercury in Aquarius in your twelfth house will make a sextile to Mars in Sagittarius in your tenth house. Be mindful of gossip, secrets, or slander in the workplace. Remember that there are words that hurt and words that heal. Don’t let people walk over you, don’t back down from injustice or unfairness, and remember that you are strong enough to be kind and kind enough to be strong.

On the same day, Venus in Aquarius in your twelfth house will square Jupiter in Scorpio in your ninth house of higher mind. You might want to ask yourself, What are your guiding beliefs and how do they play a role in your relationships' Where do you find enduring and eternal beauty' What does it mean to be alone, and what does real, lasting companionship look like' These and other deeper questions may appear to you at this time. Your intuition is strong right now, and will be your guide.

February 7th the Last Quarter Moon in Scorpio will conjoin with Jupiter in your ninth house. There are deep lessons, insights, and wisdom to be gained. It may be time to be harvesting the fruits of your spiritual practices or studies, and to release or let go of beliefs or ideals that are no longer serving you.

February 10th the planet Venus moves into Pisces, where it was traditionally said to be “exalted,” thereby also moving into your first house. This transit surrounds you in an aura of beauty and romance. You may find that people gravitate toward you right now, or that there is an atmosphere of ease and harmony, or good luck, surrounding you and your social interactions. Remember that you are beautiful both inside and out. Your sweet heart and romantic mood are likely contagious to others right now, but beware the temptation of hubris. Exalted planets were sometimes said to invite a big head!

On February 15th it’s a New Moon and solar eclipse in the sign of Aquarius in your twelfth house. This solar eclipse may involve events or themes of deep introspection, confusion, or loneliness. Surrender to the moment, even if it’s difficult, and try to find time for deeper quiet and healing. You may also find that you are deeply drawn to serve others who are suffering at this time. Be careful about what influences you allow into your mind and body right now, as the twelfth house can indicate a potential for self-destructiveness.

On February 17th Mars in Sagittarius in your tenth house will square Neptune in Pisces in your first house. Watch for new opportunities, causes, visions, or mission statements to arise. You may be compelled to make a professional sacrifice. Be careful. There is a difference between conscious giving and being taken advantage of.

On February 18th the Sun will enter the sign of Pisces, moving into your first house, and on February 21st Venus will conjoin Neptune in Pisces in your first house. It’s important to be very clear with yourself about who you are and what brings you happiness. As a Pisces you are a deeply impressionable sign. It can be easy for you to take on the agendas, sufferings, and even joys of other people. You will often do it naturally, without thinking about it. However, with a big solar eclipse in your twelfth house this month – the house associated with self-undoing – it’s very important to grounded and discerning about who you are and what will bring you authentic happiness.

Finally, the last few days of the month, Mercury and Venus in Pisces in your first house will square Mars in Sagittarius in your tenth house. You may find yourself at a personal and professional crossroad this month. It might be very tempting to make a rash or impulsive decision about your future. If you’re feeling inspired or called to something, know that it may require some level of sacrifice, perhaps something you cannot foresee. On the other hand, if you’re holding yourself back from something out of fear, then call up your courage and go for it. The challenge is to be discerning and grounded enough to know the difference.

 

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Overview of the Planets this month:

A Full Moon Eclipse of Illusion versus Spiritual Mission

Wednesday’s early morning Full Moon eclipse will be an exciting event astronomically. A Lunar Eclipse, most simply put, is when the Earth’s orbit passes between the Sun and the Moon, and the shadow of our planet is cast onto the Moon, whereby she takes on her temporary red hue. This event has also been termed a “Blue” Moon, because the second Full Moon in the same month (there was also one on January 1st) and as well a “Super” Moon because the Moon is far closer to the earth. This is also a lunar eclipse that will be visible especially in California, and so it will be a blood-red Moon on the western horizon here, just before sunrise. The Moon, at 11 + of Leo, also makes an inconjunct or quincunx aspect to Neptune, while the Sun aspects Neptune as well, a semi-sextile. This brings Neptune strongly into the picture, along with Venus and Saturn. We have noted the presence lately of all the outer planets, including Eris, and this Full Moon is no exception, with the emphasis on Neptune, while a stationing Jupiter in Scorpio makes a close quincunx aspect with Eris in Aries. The recent New Moon from the middle of the month featured Uranus and Pluto. Transformation is in the air, and there is also confusion and illusion, as well as the spiritual dimension represented by strong Neptune. We hardly know what to think, so many and varied points of view are continually being represented, with “fake” news becoming a much-referenced meme. It is increasingly up to each individual to take their own individual decision as to what they stand for, consistent also with the strong presence of Eris, a Feminine Warrior energy for powerfully expressing deep soul intention, The message is to figure out what is true, for you, and to take action based on that bottom-line value.

With the Sun in Aquarius and the Moon in Leo, this Lunar Eclipse (and upcoming Solar Eclipse in Aquarius) mirrors the configurations of the eclipses we experienced in August of 2017, so that you may wish to take a moment and recall what was happening in your life during that time as we move forward into this early 2018 eclipse season. What the Leo-Aquarius axis holds in meaning can point our awareness to considering the interface between the individual and the collective. Leo is the only sign ruled by the Sun, and it speaks of radiant personality, fiery creativity, and individual expression, while the Aquarius archetype is more concerned with the collective state of affairs. This latter sign tends to create a perspective that’s more contemplative or detached from strictly personal circumstance. Aquarius is also said to be the sign associated with the development of the Internet. We live in a time when information moves with lightning speed, and we can see the boundaries of personal experience becoming more fluid and blurred into the realm of collective consciousness. We also have a strong Capricorn influence now, so we may come to see more clearly the responsibility required to navigate a world where humanity’s technological capabilities are developing so quickly that our morals, ethics, and cultural values are struggling to keep pace. We are seeing children growing up on screens, and we have little sense of how that will affect them in the long term. We can reach more people with one tweet than our grandparents probably knew in their lifetime. It is truly a modern miracle that we each have to potential to impact the world in ways our fore-fathers (and -mothers) could only have dreamed. Our power to emit ripples of consciousness through the world at the tap of a screen or the click of a mouse is astounding, and it can lead to many questions about what it means to be in connection, including the question indicated above as to which values are truly your own. You may wish to be in meditation around an inquiry of where your personal experience ends and the collective experience begins. How do you cross back and forth between the two? And can you maintain some semblance of privacy in the process?

Venus is also highlighted in this eclipse chart, conjoined with the Sun and the South Node, and in strong connection with the Sun, Moon, and Jupiter by extremely close declinational aspect. This speaks to the ways in which we relate to others in a very human, flesh and bone kind of way, along with the values and principles of beauty, aesthetics and pleasure. Her position could indicate an intensification of interpersonal relationship in the timing of this eclipse season, as well as conversations we might be having around self-worth.

Another very interesting factor in this Lunar Eclipse is that the asteroid Ceres occupies the same position in the sky as the Moon – almost to the minute. Ceres is the great mother goddess of the harvest, symbolizing the distribution of food and resources. Her mythology is multifaceted, and many astrologers agree that her position in a chart indicates themes around one’s relationship with the maternal faculty of giving/receiving nourishment and sustenance, or its lack. The prominence of both Venus and Ceres in this chart is quite telling – indicating the way in which we relate to and nourish each other, both food-wise and also intellectually. There is additionally to be considered the abundance of ‘connection’ we have available to us via the Internet and technology, yet also how many are starved for true, genuine, nourishing human connection. With these feminine symbols so prominently placed, we can see the turning of the wheel, as the imbalanced patriarchal society continues to self-destruct and evolve – hopefully to the benefit and support of every person’s highest good and well being. These are certainly trying times in which we live, and eclipses are potent windows, moments of intensity when much can be shifted and reorganized. The potentials are vast. The fervent hope is that every being feel and embody their true nature of belonging, worth and inherent connectedness.

The Sabian Symbols for this Full Moon eclipse are also of interest. They are, for the Sun in the twelfth degree of Aquarius, “People on stairs graduated upwards.” This symbol could be taken as representing human evolution. Marc Edmund Jones comments, “there are limitless levels on which [an individual] may bring aspiration to a momentary consummation, and no one of these alone can offer sufficient ground for [one’s] own ultimate self-fulfillment. [This symbol stands for] genuine capitalization on all prior accomplishment.” For the Moon, in the same degree of Leo, we find, “An evening lawn party,” a symbol referencing the social results of all individual effort, represented by Leo. Jones references, “the inherent normality through which [an individual] shares the fruits of his personal accomplishments [receiving] definite recognition of its worth [inclining toward] genuine social maturity and an effective capacity for working with others.” Indeed our efforts are somewhat wasted if we hide our light under a bushel basket and fail to share and act upon our hard-earned wisdom with others around us. It might be important in these fractious times to recognize that apathy is the enemy of social progress and the enabler of tyrants.

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