Paging your inner party animal! As the Sun moves through Aquarius, your fifth house of celebration and romance, youre feeling extra passionate about life. So pop the bubbly and kick up your heels, Libra. During this expressive and creative time, you arent shy about finding reasons to fall in love with lifeand maybe with a special someone, too. Cupid is definitely circling, right in time for Valentines Daya date that might be considered downright sacred by the more sentimental among your sign. And with the moon visiting Aries, your partnership sign, on V-Day this year, the events might actually live up to your expectations.
You may be tempted to stop the tabletop dancing later in the month, when serious Saturn moves retrograde (backward) in Scorpio, your second house of work and money, from February 18-July 7. During this five-month stretch, youll need to scale back on your spending. (Now is not the moment to max your credit cards, no matter how big the sale is at Barneys Warehouse.) You may need to head back to the drawing board for a work project that seems to have stalled out. This isnt a red light, but more like a yellow light, cautioning you to be thoughtful before you invest any further time or energy. Perhaps your plans are in need of a rewrite. Structural adjustments will pay off big-time later on down the line, so do a deep dive to evaluate your work at its most elemental levels. In this retrograde period, you may suddenly see the need for new skills that will put you in a better position in the marketplace.
On February 18, the Sun moves into Pisces, your sixth house of streamlined systems, making this a perfect time to trim the excess: what dont you need in your life? Whether its a membership at a gym thats too far away or a book club that stresses you out because you never read the damn novels, now is the time to cut back on energy-draining, uneconomical excesses. Pause from all the revelryyour body-mind-soul needs a detox from all the guacamole and margaritas youve been consuming. Systematize and organize every last detail, right down to your daily intake of vitamins and where you stock the lavender-scented wipes for your yoga mat. Goodbye, party-mode; hello, practicality.
From February 23-March 16, communicator Mercury goes retrograde (backward) in Pisces, your sixth house of efficiency. This makes the need for order even more pressing, as you review how everything in your life either contributes to or detracts from your everyday functioning. Sure, this doesnt sound like your usual Libra life is a party M.O., but theres a time and a place for everything. Right now, it just happens to time to stock up on cleaning products, organize your files and get rid of moth-eaten sweaters.
The month ends with a February 25 full moon in Virgo, your twelfth house of secrets and hidden agendas. If theres anywhere you want the illumination of a full moon, its here. You may have an insightful epiphany about yourself, a relationship or something that needs closure. As a leadership-oriented cardinal sign (Libra initiates the fall season), you like to plan your epiphanies. We can hear you digesting this news, Oh, a light bulb moment? Well, surely it will be about X and Y and then Ill be left with Z.
If only life were that tidy! In fact, Libra, this moon will offer you a true, authentic (and unplanned) moment to surrender and release. Let the turn of events surprise you. When youre asked to give up something youre holding onto ever so tightly, summon your innate elegance and let go gracefully. Its done.at least for now. Besides, who knows? Once you slacken that grip (and get the blood flowing in your fingers again), this situation might completely shock you by transmuting into something elsesomething far more beautiful, soul-stirring and real than you ever could have imagined.
Love is all you need, Libra. While this might already be your motto most of the time, this sentiment is especially potent for you now, as the Sun visits Aquarius, your fifth house of romance and passion. Its time to express your desires out loud! Your sign can be overly aware of what your partner needs, and while that may earn you a rep as loyal and considerate, we all need to stand in a different pair of Louboutins every now and again. (This month, for example, you are all about the cherry red heels or the flashy studded boots.) So take a page from Libran poet Rumi and embody this kind of amour: They say there is a window from one heart to another. How can there be a window where no wall remains? Translation: write the heartfelt letter; dont hesitate to show affection and if youre single, be more expressive and open with potential partnerswhether you meet them on a blind date or in the grocery checkout line.
On February 10, the Aquarius new moon shines a spotlight on your fifth house of passionate romance. If youve been wearing your pajamas to pick up toilet paper at your corner store, now is the time to dab a little gloss on your lips, Libra. Sure, the person who falls in love with your amazing, beautiful self is going to see the sexy aura blazing right through those sweat pants. Still, you might be more in the mood to dress things up a bit, donning your grandmothers diamond earrings just because youre feeling flirty and flashy.
New moons are excellent times for setting intentions, and today single Libras might decide to perform a love ritual, where you make a powerful wish to conjure the soul mate love youve been craving. (For a primer, may we recommend Katherine Woodward Thomas book Calling in the One: http://astore.amazon.com/astrostyle-20/detail/1400049296.) Your aesthetically-oriented sign might enjoy making this pageantry especially prettymaybe you buy lush, blooming roses and arrange them all around your house. If youre feeling like a Rockefeller, why not go for a few dozen red roses? Nothing says, Im serious, Universe: I am ready for love like a hefty bill from the florist.
If youre already in a relationship, why not use the same platforma self-created ceremonyto claim your current romantic wishes? If youve been hankering for a baby, make your desires known now, since the fifth house rules fertility. Getting pregnant is a distinct possibility at this new moon or in the coming six months.
On Valentines Day, the moon is in Aries, your seventh house of partnershipsmaking this an ideal day for all matters of the heart. Relationships are front and center, and the focus is commitment-centered. Yes, Valentines Day could end up sharing the calendar with your engagement from this year forwardor there could be some lets-make-it-official gesture to round out this romantic night. With go-getter Mars in Pisces (your healthy sixth house) nicely angling Saturn in Scorpio, you may decide to celebrate with healthy decadence at a raw restaurant, or to do something fun that keeps you on your toes, literallylike enjoying a night of salsa dancing, instead of sitting around gorging on Godiva.
From February 18-July 7, serious Saturn goes retrograde (backward) in your second house of self-worth. If your self-esteem has been the culprit of romantic slowdowns, youll be able to break this pattern this now. Oh, sure, it might be a painful realization, as you see quite clearly just how many times you let people walk all over youor realize that youve only been giving to get. But this bad news should actually hearten you, because youre facing old wounds and thats the first step in healing them. Just remember to do so lovingly: reach for the positive affirmations (I am a loving and sexy soul, and Im attracting an authentic companionor somesuch). Your fellow Libra Louise Hay is the affirmation queen, so you might even listen to some of her mantras on MP3. Soon enough, you might just believe them yourself! Use this time to really make sure you feel good about yourselfnobody else can give that to you.
All month, energizing Mars is in Pisces, your sixth house of wellness, revving you up to get into shape and streamline the finer points of your life. Those workout pants with a hole youve been meaning to patch? Donate or toss em. The gift certificate for reflexology thats been gathering dust on your nightstand? Book the appointment or regift it to a friend. The circuit training you always skip because you cant bear the wait? Hit the gym during off-hours.
From February 23-March 16, communicator Mercury goes retrograde (backward) in Pisces, your sixth house of health, so watch out for germs. Wash your hands and avoid the coughers and sneezers as much as you can. Protect yourself against viruses by taking a natural, immune-boosting supplement. Ease up on stress so you dont wear yourself down and get sick..
Then, pencil in some serious downtime at the end of the month. On February 25, the Virgo full moon illuminates your twelfth house of rest and healing. Take this time to retreat from the logistical chaos youve been sorting all month. Instead of brainstorming about which container will look cuter in your kitchen, put the to-do list down and head off to a spa or on a meditation weekend. This is also an important time of conclusion and to release any toxic ties. Do so with love and forgiveness, wishing the person or situation well from afar. Surrender, let go, and if things are meant to be, theyll come back around in a different, healthier way.
Love Days: 24, 2 Money Days: 17, 8 Luck Days: 15, 6 Off Days: 27, 4, 12
Its time to get organized! With motivator Mars in Pisces, your sixth house of efficiency, youre stoked to whip your life into tip top shape. If your support team is wavering, now is the time to hire a reliable assistant or intern. Rally your peeps, cause you need all the backup you can getespecially when your file cabinet is bursting at the seams. Get the right folks on board, and youll all soon be feeling inspired and aligned around a common goal. If that goal involves cleaning house, heres a tip: a Libra we know went and bought a book on organization based on how uptight the author looked in her photo. The trick worked, since our friend transformed her chaotic art studio into a sanctuary of beauteous order. It can be done. Believe.
On February 23, mature Saturn moves retrograde (backward) in Scorpio, your second house of work and money, which can ramp up disorder in your budget, spending habits and day-to-day routines. Until July 7, youll need to take extra pains to structure and plan. For example, are you putting enough away in savings? Do you have a high yield/low risk account? Do you have a five-year plan for advancing in your fiscal goals? When it comes to your own self-worth, do you value your skills enough? Or might there be a way to get more structured, when it comes to acknowledging your own worth?
While your sign likes to be spontaneous and extend the creative process forever, there comes a time to make some solid decisions. Standing in the middle of the road is also a decisionbut not a very good one, since it can keep your life and your goals in limbo. During this five-month stretch, go back to the drawing board and refine plans for your future, possibly with the help of a seasoned business coach. Chances are strong that you could be a little more strategic in your approach. Once youre clear on your offeringsand a good coach will highlight your strengthsyoull be ready to re-launch in July. For some specific tips and tools, check out websites like socialtriggers.com or sign up for Marie Forleos B-School (www.rhhbschool.com).
No Libra ever liked to be put on lockdown with spending, but that may become necessary as you restructure your budget and maybe consolidate some debts during Saturn retrograde. Get smart and savvy about your money management. After all, you dont want to push your own butt off the fiscal cliff hereso stop before you shop. Do you really need that jewel-toned cocktail dress for an industry event? Um, no. Must you insist on keeping that pricey parking spot, even though you lent your car to an out-of-town relative who seems to have no plans of returning it? Thats practically giving money away, Libramoney youll never get back. Sober Saturn is teaching you to become mindful about your finances, putting you in the drivers seat if you feel like a victim or have been overly passive about understanding how your money works. This is a time to prioritize.
Aiding your review process, mischievous Mercury goes retrograde (backward) in Pisces, your sixth house of organization, from February 23 to July 7. During this period, youll see where things are NOT in order and you either need an assistant or to learn these skills yourself. (Or maybe you want to hire and assistant and then learn together, since Libras always like to have company along the way.) Since Mercury can wreak havoc on the data-saving front, make sure you back up your technology in advance. But also be sure that you really put some core systems in placethis could be a fraught time when you lose an important document like a birth certificate, spill coffee on a laptop or delete a file absentmindedly, especially if youre rushing or multi-tasking, as Libras often are.
If things get especially hairy, try this trick we learned from acupuncturist and spiritual healer Abdi Assadi, author of Shadows on the Path (http://abdiassadi.com/book ). Set a timer for ten minutes, lie supine with your hands facing palms up (one on either thigh) and imagine everything you need (love, affection, prosperity, abundance) entering your left palm, while everything you dont need leaves your right palm. You might even choose not to engage with the stuff you dont need, and instead just say, I let go of whatever is not serving me and trust that this will be so. Just ten minutes a day can up your awareness factor tenfold, helping you drop the compulsion for control and heighten your presence in daily life, whether youre at the beach, in the boardroom or at the bar, for a post-pitch happy hour.