February 2014 Femastrology
2014 is well underway and lots of planetary energies are shifting this month! Venus, the planet of love and abundance, has been retrograde in the sign of Capricorn since late December, which is usually not much fun, but she just went direct! This is good news for matters of the heart, creativity, and even finances, so hallelujah for that! But guess what… (Imagine music from Jaws playing in the background) it’s time for the first Mercury Retrograde of the year!!!!! When a planet is retrograde, basically, without getting into astrophysics, its energy is not flowing in its regular way. With Mercury, the planet that rules communication, transportation, and technology, is often highly noticeable in the world we live in today. Things just tend to go catawampus much more than normal, if that’s possible. Since it happens 3 times a year for just over a month each session, it’s good to know. Without splitting hairs, suffice it to say the entire month of February will be dominated by this energy. You can troubleshoot this by avoiding starting new projects, signing contracts, scheduling elective surgeries, making major purchases, or big travel plans this month. Sometimes it’s not possible to avoid these activities, but if something major is in the offing and it can wait until March, it’s likely to be more successful.
Nevertheless, the month begins with Chinese New Year and I just love the Year of the Horse. I think it’s going to take the edge off some of the planetary drama that’s been raging for the past few years and give people of good kick in the pants to get their lives moving forward. It may also help stabilize the economy somewhat (hey, we can hope.) There’s a sexy Full Moon in Leo on Valentine’s Day, so don’t mope around if you don’t have a Significant Other. Go out and meet someone! For those who are hooked up, do make sure not to let miscommunication (Mercury Retro) or Full Moon Madness mess up the fun.
Astro-Opportunity Days: February 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 22, and 23. These days will have a little more of the “luck” factor of everyone, so take advantage of it.
Femastrology Horoscopes for February
For all the Sun Signs: Mercury will spend most of its retrograde phase in the sign of Aquarius. This means problems with technology are very likely. Keep that in mind, protect important data, and don’t be surprised if your phones, devices, or computers decide to go bananas.
Aries (March 21-April 19) This is not the time to be a loner. Get involved with people around you. Accept invitations for social activity or throw your own party or event. The connections you make this month could bring both happiness and benefit into your world. Be conscious of breaking past habits that are getting in the way of your progress.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) This is a perfect time to refine your long range plans. Do you know where you really want to go and how you plan to get there? Get all the information you need together and form a strategy. Nose to the grindstone is fine, but you have to have a clear vision of your aim as well. Don’t just blindly forge ahead.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) You have fortunate vibrations concerning money, legal issues, and educational pursuits. So, don’t play hooky, apply yourself and use this energy to get some things moving. This could be a very productive cycle, particularly with projects and issues that started in the last few months. Focus your energy.
Cancer (June 21-July 21) Lots of action in many important areas all at once! Jupiter is direct in your sign, giving you optimism and some green lights for your goals. There’s strong emotional energy around relationships and business partnerships with some possible power struggles. And lots of deep insights about the past. Don’t let the intensity knock you off balance!
Leo (July 23-August 22) Powerful forces are at work in the relationship department. This can also be business related, but most likely it’ll be personal. Fate is at work. Be conscious about what you want, and what you don’t want. Expect some drama around the Full Moon on Valentine’s Day. All in all, it should be a creative and changeful month!
Virgo (August 23-September 22) A period of quiet would help right now. Calm your schedule down a little and go over your priorities. You may not have gotten into a groove with the New Year yet, and Virgos really need to have their groove on! Being busy isn’t enough. You need to be effective. Taking a few things off your plate may actually help with that now.
Libra (September 23-October 22) Every once in a while a window of opportunity suddenly flies open. Will you be ready to jump through it? There may be some rainbows and unicorns waiting for you out there! Strong creative and emotional energy is around you, but you must be open to receive it. Venture forth.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) This is a good time to attend to the business of living your life…handling things that are right in front of you. Put some energy into harmonizing your environment. Make some plans to clear away and purge “stuff” that has accumulated…in your home, on your computer, and in your head.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) Your mood may be vacillating between uncertainly and excitement. What will you do next? Your tendency to take the shotgun approach may not be helping you right now. A more specific approach to goals will help.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) Time to get your game on. You need a bit of an overhaul on your persona for the New Year. Who are you and how do you want people to see you? Have a plan for that. And be ready to tackle the financial zone with energy and intention.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) Lots of people will notice you now, professionally and otherwise. If there is a project that flopped at the end of 2013, look into resurrecting it. It there are people you wanted to connect with but didn’t, try again now. Your results will likely be much better!
Pisces (February 19-March 20) Your creative, psychic, whimsical side is going full tilt. Temper it with some logic and you might be dangerous. But your tendency to idealize and fantasize about things could end up biting you in the butt pretty hard. Be realistic and you’ll get much closer to your dreams!