Have you checked your watch lately? Well, snap out of la-la land look at your wrist its Aquarius time! The bold Sun and magnetic Venus are both in your sign for first three weeks of February, making you feel like yourself againat last! Hopefully, youre running all over town being audacious and a little zany. Your friends rely on you to surprise them, and you famously love being random like that. If youre looking for a little provocative Aquarian inspiration, remember this quote from old Hollywood siren and fellow Aquarian, Talluluah Bankhead: Only good girls keep diaries. Bad girls dont have time. (Or, If I had to live my life again, Id make the same mistakes, only sooner.)
Go-getter Mars spends the month in Pisces, your second house of money and self-worth, boosting both your self-assuredness and your money mojo. Pull out those bank statements and scrutinize your receipts. Did you really need to spend $313 last year on sage wands? Mars here will motivate you to get your finances in tip-top shape. Bonus incentive: the more dough you save, the more you can donate it to the charity of your choosing or just be generous with your closest pals. Plus, its a lesser known fact that serious Saturn used to be your signs co-ruler (along with Uranus), so no matter how much you like to wing it, getting rock solid with your money will pay off in ways unimaginable. Saturn rewards those who roll up their sleeves and get to workso make hay while the winter sun shines.
But fist, circle February 10 as banner day, when the Aquarius new moon launches your personal new year. What goals or activities will bring you even closer to being your truest self? Do you need a solo trip through the Himalayasor do you need to do something even more shocking and get your notoriously breezy (note: thats our nice way of saying non-committal) butt down the wedding aisle? Chances are, the most irreverent thing your nomadic sign can do is to start putting down roots. Also, this day marks the beginning of the Year of the Snakea sharp contrast from last years wild and unpredictable Dragon energy (which you kind of liked, even if it blew your circuits). The Snake values security and taking the necessary, concrete steps to get there.
Heightening your sudden urge for, the energizing Sun moves into Pisces on February 18, warming your second house of work and finance. Aside from having enough money to pay your bills, what do you value or desire? Make a list based on your priorities and build your daily routines around the stuff that really matters, whether its job satisfaction, a high paycheck or fulfilling relationships. Next month, you might even decide to go for that new job or set up a salary review. Arent you due for a raise or a promotion, Aquarius?
Alas, theres a fly in the ointment later on in the month, when two planetary slow-downs create a pause. From February 18-July 7, sober Saturn moves retrograde (backward) in Scorpio, your tenth house of professional recognition and long-term goals. For the next five months, you may feel like youve hit a wall, career-wise. Or, you might do a thorough reevaluation of your current trajectory. Where could you tighten the ship? Did you really need to volunteer your precious time for a cause youre only lukewarm about? Perhaps you need to cut down on all the peripheral work, the projects that sound fun in the moment but dont actually contribute to your greater achievements. Maybe the piles of work are stacking upand you cant seem to catch up with the demands of your inbox. Instead of getting mired in frustration, tap a trusted mentor, perhaps even someone from your past, who can help you navigate these murky career waters.
The second slowdown starts just a handful of days later, on February 23, when clever Mercury goes retrograde (backward) in Pisces, your second house of security. Maybe a vendor cashes a fat check you wrote in 2007. Or you flake on your student loans. Mercury in reverse does nothing for your credit score, lets just say that. The best you can do is to keep a closer eye on your budget and work stress, since an afternoon of deep sighs and pending migraines costs you, too. Trim expenses and potential headaches wherever possible. Beware of bickering with your colleagues for no good reason, too.
On February 25, a full moon in Virgo lights up your eighth house of intimacy. Expect an intense bonding moment with your beloved (or someone close to you). Your sign has a rep for being icy, but the truth is, you have a lot of feelings. You just dont usually know where to put them or how to articulate them without awkwardness. Well, on this full moon, youll know, as cosmic forces seem to be holding just the container you didnt even know you needed. Plenty of formerly hidden stuff comes out in the moonlight, including buried feelings. These emotions need to be experienced. So stock up on extra Kleenex, and you will be more than fine. You may be offered an exciting, potentially lucrative joint business venture. Find your complement (a Virgo, perhaps?), pool your resources and watch your stock in the greater good soar.
Hello, sweet thing! Lovelier-than-lovely Venus spins through Aquarius, your first house of fresh starts, through February 24. If you lost the spring in your step last month, never fear. If the season were summer, youd be stopping to smell every rose, winking at your postman, skipping off to outdoor tango class, as you wipe a lil sweat from your brow. But since its winter, well, youll take a different kind of (body) heat. The would-be suitors are falling all over themselves to be close to you. You might even want to get a makeover to go with that main stage debut. A shock of color in your hair? A little fishnet with that boardroom getup? One quirky Aquarian guy we know opted to have his photos taken with sunglasses on, even though it was the dead of night in winterand he was inside his apartment-turned-vaudeville-theater. Whatever floats your aesthetic boat, Aquarius, so long as you feel the revamped external you matches the revamped internal you. Some of the most different looking people on the outside are actually the most normal, soyour makeover may bring you a shade closer to conservative, if thats what revs your rebel heart. Need al little inspiration? You might like this far-out, yet elegant necklace: http://www.elle.com/accessories/bags-shoes-jewelry/spring-2013-fashion-week-runway-accessories?click=smart&kw=ist&src=smart&mag=ELM&link=http://www.elle.com/accessories/bags-shoes-jewelry/spring-2013-fashion-week-runway-accessories-SMT-ELM#slide-6.
Are you ready for commitment, Aquarius? Maybe, maybe not. But with driven Mars barreling through Pisces, your second house of security, youd like to lock some kind of guarantee in. Perhaps it starts with a conversation to make sure your values are in alignment with your sweethearts. No matter how deep the love, if you want to be a parent and your mate cringes at the sight of strollers on the sidewalk, well, you may not be heading blissfully into babyland together.
Since the second house also rules self-worth, you may need to beef up your own confidence. If youre, say, the type to get a little antsy when your honey is being friendly with the server at dinner, you may want to explore why youre so quick to sell yourself down the (self-doubting) river. If the interaction is harmless, then putting so much of an emphasis on this other person is equivalent to saying they are better than you. Perhaps you need to take a cue from your zodiacs opposite sign: a Leo would never think, What dont I have? A proud Leo would think, Cute person, butshes not ME. Invest some time in valuing yourself and your best qualities.
Since Mars can bring tension, you might also feel some self-consciousness and jangly nerves on the dating front. If you start to overthink things step back. For especially anxiety-ridden times, you may want to cue up this video by Doreen Virtue, whose soothing voice will remind you of how important it is to have a solid foundation of self-love before you try to book your luxury paradise villa for two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxUKA4D9hE4
The February 25 full moon in Virgo illuminates your normally private, hidden house of intimacy. Instead of hitting the town, youll want to hit the boudoiror the confessional booth. Things you may have denied, such as how much you love someone, could rise to consciousness, begging for attention. This take-no-prisoners full moon is all or nothing: so are you putting both Louboutins in the relationship ringor are you calling it quits? Perhaps you find yourself pregnant, or on the receiving end of a surprise engagement. If you didnt get that hoped-for sparkler at Valentines Daywhich, with the moon in Aries, will be much more of a friendly, platonic nightdont be surprised if someone puts a ring on it now.
Full moons bring with them culminationsso youre either into a real-deal commitment, perhaps with a nicely outlined schedule to wed or have your 2.5 kids. Some old resentments and trust issues could emerge now. Even if that doesnt spell breakup, you may need to put the lid on some lingering issues of the past. The possibility of a secret or confession coming out into the open is high, so roll with whatever is revealed. As fellow Aquarius Virginia Woolf once said, If you do not tell the truth about yourself, you cannot tell it about other people. This moon brings you one step closer to uncovering the real youso reach deep and speak from the heart.
Goddess glow, anyone? With harmonious Venus in Aquarius, your first house of self, your spirit is thoroughly revived, making this a great time to beautify on the outside, too. Perhaps you opt for three-day green juice cleanse, to get your mind-body-soul in alignment. (When you see the wonders kale does for your complexion, youll make it your number one beauty secret) If you want to really boost your aesthetic efforts, you might consider an afternoon in the steam room, or at a spa like this one: http://www.nyspacastle.com/eng/main/main.php.
When boundary-hound Saturn goes retrograde in Scorpio, your tenth house of structure, you may have a hard time sticking to a routine or those 5:00 a.m. Barrys Boot Camp workouts you so willingly rose for each morning. Instead of getting stressed out because you cant pull an all-nighter to complete a project, maybe you need to prioritize and think realistically about what you can accomplish within a given workday. Youre not a mule, so dont treat yourself like one. As you strive to meet goals, you can instead trim the excessdrinks with your book club pals, for exampleand really focus until youre in the clear.
The February 25 full moon in Virgo, your rejuvenating eighth house, is the perfect opportunity to detox. Cut the sugars, the wheat, the toxinsof both the physical and mental varietyand give yourself some room to let go of excess baggage. Helpful hint: one Aquarian we know went on a cleanse and had a miserable time, thanks to her inability to follow directions and retain the pertinent information, i.e. the salt water drink should only have a tablespoon of saltnot a cup. Restrictive plans may not fit the bill here. Perhaps the purge needed is more of a psychological or emotional one. Is it time to let go of those obsessions and unhealthy attachmentssuch as your college ex whos holding a spot as the one that got away or other compulsive habits? This full moon, though it may bring out extreme feelings, is also here to get you in touch with those instincts and intuitive voices that Aquarians tend to ignore. Health or medical news near this date may simply signal that youve been ignoring important needs that must be dealt with holistically. There are no magic pills, and denial isnt a good long-term strategy either. Deep-dive into the roots of anywhere your life is out of balance, and youll soon be restored to balanced health.
Love Days: 19, 24 Money Days: 4, 12 Luck Days: 2, 10 Off Days: 22, 27, 8
A busy month is in order! All February, motivator Mars is in Pisces, your second house of work and finance. Not only are you making great strides in your day-to-day activities at the office, but your money magnetism is on fire. You may need to clock some long hours and burn the midnight oilbut by early to mid-March, the payoff could make it all worthwhile. Mars can heap on the tension, so if your work environment becomes stressful, think of ways you can channel the energy into a constructive activity. Maybe you decide to treat your team to a decadent lunch (lamb burgers, perhaps?) to reward them for their commitment, but also pass to the metaphorical talking stick, so everyone gets a chance to speak up about their own hopes and dreams. Peoples views may be very different than you expected, As an Aquarian, not only you can handle it, youll actually love the diversity in perspective.
On February 10, an Aquarius new moon lights up your first house of personal goals. Consider this your very own New Year (a good thing if your recent New Years, which was kind of a bust, is still fresh in your mind). What is it you want to achieve over the next six months? If team morale is your charge, maybe you want to make your office culture more daring, and decide to book a skydiving outing (actual plane-jumping optional, of course). Perhaps youre ready to let your freak flag fly just a little higherso you intend to stop editing yourself out of people-pleasing instincts, not to mention an effort to be truly, authentically YOU. (Paging fellow Aquarian Rick James! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT65GFEMQ2s) Originality is your hallmark, so perhaps this is the moment you own yours. (Hint: its the stuff you cant even see as being anything special, its so justobvious.) The seeds you plant today will catapult you on a new trajectory, one that unfolds stupendously over the next six months. So dream big.
Midmonth, those visions and dreams get a little reality checkand hey, this is not a wholly bad thingas restrictive Saturn goes retrograde (backward) in Scorpio, your tenth house of career advancement, from February 18-July 7. This period could be marked by late nights of work, projects that spill over into your precious weekend time, and frustrating bureaucracy. If you have to skip a friends birthday celebrationwhich equals blasphemy for youchill out. Know that its all part of the larger plan and that right now, your top priority is buckling down and taking care of your own business.
You might also bump up against some nagging issues with an authority figure or a long-term contract, especially since youll be extra-sensitive to the feeling of being boxed in. When it comes to the terms of a prior agreement, you want to go back and inspect to protect, making everything is rock solid. As hard as this is, renegade Aquarians need to follow protocoland that includes having a healthy respect for authorityso save the uprising for after July 7.
During this five-month stretch, you should instead get better acquainted with your own sense of authority. Where are you asking others for permission? This may not be an easy line of self-inquiry, especially since your independent sign prides itself on being self-sanctioning. But when you dig deep, you may discover that you rely on outside approval more than youd like to admit. Get in touch with that and any issues with a supervisor or boss will vanish.
Also, while mature Saturn is retrograde, its probably not the greatest moment to change careers. Sure, you think its a grand idea to go from being an architect to a belly dancer, but is that whats really going onor is there another way you can get a breath of fresh air while staying true to current commitments? Of course, a shakeup on the job front could be out of your control, due to cutbacks or restructuring. While that may seem unpleasant in the moment, ask yourself if the changes afoot resonate with your own inner need to move on. They just might. And in that case, own it, perhaps by holding a raucous I got downsized party at the local karaoke club, instead of crying into your morning cup of yerba mate.
Stress alert! From February 23-March 16, mischievous Mercury goes retrograde (backward) in Pisces, your second house of work and money. Not only does a Mercury backspin spell trouble for communications, technology and plans, this particular retrograde could be even more tension-filled, since go-getter Mars is here, too. You might need to do some fiscal restructuring or belt-tighteningor possibly even a do-over on a project that you were already feeling short on time with. Easy does it, Aquarius. No need to let your nerves get shot, no matter how dire the situation feels in the moment. Be sure to back up work files, check bank balances and maybe even spring for that insurance or identity theft protection package. Safe is infinitely better than sorry.
February closes with a February 25 full moon in Virgo, your eighth house of resourcefulness. You could be presented with an appealing, revenue-generating joint venture opportunity, a chance to make a large chunk of money, maybe even some passive income. Of course, this could also be the day that a large sum departs from your bank account, too: perhaps you get a hefty expense, such as your income tax bill if youve done them early. Divorcing couples could reach a settlement on this date, or there could be some other real estate or legal transaction that comes to its final conclusion. Caution, though: with Mercury retrograde, its a tricky time for signing deals and paperwork. If you have to put your name on the dotted line, just know that there could be some or an error with a contract. But the potential for a couple of do-overs shouldnt prevent you from moving forwardjust do so with care and a cautious eye.