Time moves like a hazy, underwater dream for the first three weeks of February. The Sun is in Aquarius, your twelfth house of rest, endings and the subconscious, until the 18th. Pisces is the natural ruler of the zodiacs twelfth house, so while youre in your element here, it doesnt exactly bode well for productiveness. Set your sights on tying up all loose ends before your birthday extravaganza next month. And hey, take this time to nap if you need to or just give yourself plenty of solitude, as you reflect on what this last year has meant for you.
You might need that nap, because this month, youre both wired AND tired. From February 1-March 11, energetic Mars is in Pisces, your first house of fresh starts. So while youre all set for that reflexology treatment and spa pedicures, youll also want to plant those pampered feet on solid ground, marching toward your goal in Manolos (or Merrells, if youre more of the sensible-footwear type).
On February 10, the Aquarius new moon plugs you into the collective consciousness, bringing a spiritual moment, epiphany or illumination. Is there some forgiveness work to begin? You could be grocery shopping when you remember a long-forgotten betrayalonly now it seems like that person is what author Colin Tipping would call a healing angel as he recently named Lance Armstrong, post-visit to Oprahs couch: http://www.colintipping.com/2013/01/20/healing-angels/. (And if you like what you read, well, you might also want to pick up Tippings phenomenal book Radical Forgiveness: http://astore.amazon.com/astrostyle-20/detail/1591797640.)
Perhaps you get clear on something youve been sweeping aside or in denial about. If youve been protecting a loved one from your true feelings, because essentially you feel bad that they feel bad about being a jerk, now is the time to let it go. It is healthy, appropriate and most importantly human to feel remorse for our past actions, so dont muddy the waters by interfering with this persons process and awakening. You, in fact, do have an amazing ability to forgive, but that is a life-bettering gift for you to enjoy, first and foremost. Clarity you find on this day will bring you some much-needed closure, as you let go with love (the only way to truly let go, as your compassionate sign knows) and begin a new chapter in your spiritual life.
And then, its goodbye, old youhello, snazzy, sparkling new self! As the Sun moves into Pisces, your first house of fresh starts, you get a system reboot (without even having to wait on line at the Apple Genius Bar). However, that same day, pessimistic Saturn goes retrograde (backward) in Scorpio, your ninth house of optimism, creating a possible clash between what you know to be true about your awesome self and old, irritating fears and self-doubts. While that sounds unappealinghaving to confront every nasty thought youve ever had about yourselfits actually not so bad. Out of all the places for serious Saturn to be retrograde, this is one of the easiest. The silver lining is that you get schooled on your unique, shining brand of amazing. (That doesnt sound like the worst study subject, does it?) You may need to head back to the drawing board for a learning project or to reexamine your beliefs and faith. You might also need to stay grounded in your day-to-day life instead of getting on a plane to Peru (nice as that sounds).
Another reason to keep your suitcases stashed: from February 23-March 16, Mercury is retrograde, a notoriously rocky time for travel, technology and communication. This time, mischievous Mercury happens to be retrograde (backward) in Pisces, your first house of self. This influence puts you in the cosmic hot seat, where youre likely to say the wrong thing at the wrong time or just feel misunderstood. The upshot here is that you are being granted a window through which to self-reflect and self-evaluate. Take advantage of this moment to look within.
The month ends with a February 25 power-packed full moon in Virgo, your seventh house of committed partnerships, bringing a moment of manifestation or closure in your closest relationships. If youve been unwilling to compromise or too self-involved, youll want to remedy that, for the betterment and strengthening of your bond.
Got binoculars? Yeah, your love life is feeling either far off or just plain foggy, since romantic Venus is in Aquarius, your twelfth house of illusions, until February 25. You may not be feeling your sexiesta definite drag for your signbut this is a great time to make amends and to find closure, wherever possible. The loose ends hanging in the wind are probably keeping you from moving forward in the way you want to. Remember that hottie from two summers ago, the one you were more attached to than you let on? Well, has that fantasizing gotten in the way of establishing something real? Maybe you need to cut the karmic cord. Since the twelfth house does rule windswept romance, you might find yourself setting sail on an amorous trip. As long as youve packed your lingerie, who cares if you miss an appointment or two? Some things (like poetic lust) are more important than getting your dental X-rays. At least, thats the mood youre in.
Speaking of getting mired in all-encompassing romantic feelings, Valentines Day brings a chance for romance and a five-star fantasy date. With the luminous moon in Aries, your luxury-loving second house, youre craving glittery, over-the-top decadence. Break out the best of everything, right down to the eye cream you dab on before applying your makeup. Cupid is definitely callingso dress the part.
With sexy Mars in Pisces from February 1-March 11, you get a complete mojo reboot. Have you forgotten just how audaciously stunning you are? If youre hung up on that impossible-to-let-go-of person, you may soon forget about them because youre getting so much damn attention. (Expect someone to call you the most beautiful person in the Western hemisphereor wherever you live.) Yeah, Pisces, try as you might to conceal your magnetic appeal, its just not happening. When it comes to moving past an emotional hurt or block, external validation is no substitute for the inner work. But lets be real: it CAN give you a momentary confidence boost that also reboots your memory of who you are: a gorgeous soul and a force to be reckoned with. By the time youre celebrating your birthday, whats-his-name could be a distant, sepia-toned memory.
When it comes to doing that inner work, your chance comes during Mercury retrograde in Pisces, from February 23 to March 16. When the planet of mental activity moves backward, youre naturally self-reflective, and so youll have a chance to dig deep. Whether committed or single, do you sabotage yourself in love? Do you send green and red light signals at the exact same time, confounding your honey? Does your compassionate, giving side always need to win, or could your relationships benefit from a little infusion of me first? If you want a little structure as you roll up those sleeves, we recommend Katherine Woodward Thomas Calling in the One: Seven Weeks to Attract the Love of Your Life http://astore.amazon.com/astrostyle-20/detail/1400049296.
Perhaps this retroactive lens makes you a bit more emotional around the February 25 full moon in Virgo, your seventh house of relationships. On this day, you might become more expressive of your feelings to your sweetheart. Committed Pisces may want to make reservations for a special date in one of your favorite placesmaybe the spot where you got engaged or first talked about being exclusive. Youre more aware than normal of the role you play in obstructing love in your own life, and all too eager to make amends or implement any necessary changes, i.e. you promise to communicate more directly about your own needs, instead of slipping down into the abyss of martyrdom and resentment.
Single Pisces may meet someone special today. A blind date that you almost want to ditch? Show up. You just never knowand with the illuminating full moon here, this could be the start of something serious. Since full moons bring completions, this might also be a make-it-or-break-it day for an important relationship. Under the analytical full moon, you may have a conversation that leaves no stone unturned. This at least will get you through an impasse if youve been stuck, helping you both decide whether its best to move forward as a couple or to part ways as friends.
Who moved your Epsom salts? With the Sun in Aquarius, your twelfth house of rest and rejuvenation, the only thing youre down with scheduling is relaxation (especially if you live in a colder climate!). This is a time to purge yourself of any unwanted baggage, a la your Pisces sister Erykah Badu: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqN0jsSeqPo. No sense in continuing to hurt yourself over stuff that should have been pitched in the recycling bin ages ago.
At the February 10 Aquarius new moon, youre feeling especially connected, or in tune with an ethic of oneness. If someone falls on the sidewalk, youre probably going to be the one standing close by, just to put your hand on that persons back as they catch their breath. Even if youre late, you always have time to give spare change to the homeless person on the street corner. Oh, and if someone at your local cafe shares a heart-wrencher of a story about how they lost everything in a flood, theyll end up handing you a tissue. Yep, your ability to feel deeply is a gift, so perhaps this new moon marks a turning point in how you conceive of your own spirituality and empathy. An epiphany could spark a magical or soulful six-month chapter. To give your spirituality a concrete outlet, you might start a mediation practice or sign up for a yoga teacher training.
Later in the month, intellectual Mercury goes retrograde (backward) in Pisces, giving you some insights into how you may be presenting yourself or coming across to othersand maybe where youd like to change. We all have blind spots, and you might just get a glimpse into your own at this time. From February 18-July 7, sober Saturn is retrograde (backward) in Scorpio, your ninth house of morals and ethics. You might encounter a serious test of faith, or even the need to retreat from a spiritual community, if youve been too consumed in it (in that boundary-less Piscean way).
Perhaps a beloved mentor introduced some life-changing beliefs to you, but now you see youve outgrown this particular persons class or influence. This is a completely healthy place to be, even if the more sentimental part of you wishes things could always stay the same with your spiritual BFF. In each of us resides an entire constellation of knowledge, and deep down, you know its your unique path you need to follow. For additional support, you might also want to deepen your spiritual study, devouring metaphysical and personal growth texts, workshops and retreats. Where havent you wanted to go, because you were afraid of the consequences? Say youre the type to have visions, but you always blow them off because its inconvenient to admit that youre more than a touch psychic. (How do you explain that to the folks in your office, or your spouse, who married you for your sweet-hearted ways, not the pure universal truths youre suddenly channeling?) Dont worrythe retrograde is a period to recalibrate and give yourself a chance to digest new philosophies and use your critical thinking skills as you try them on for size. If something doesnt fit, you can easily discard it, recalibrating a belief system that fits the person you are today.
Love Days: 22, 27 Money Days: 6, 15 Luck Days: 4, 12 Off Days: 24, 2
Keep going, Piscesthe finish line is in sight! Though your energy is lagging at moments this month, youre almost there. Wrap up loose ends and finish outstanding projects the first three weeks of the month, as the Sun moves through Aquarius, your twelfth house of closure. If youve had your sights set on finalizing a project, you will gain momentum from giving this work its due. Youre strongly dialed into the divine now, so even though you might have a hard time making sense of spreadsheets (at least in a way your accountant can understand) you instinctively know what this endeavor needs to come to a satisfying conclusion. Tap your intuitive nature to complete things on a high note. Or, even if you feel a little silly doing this, call upon helpful guides and guardian angels when you feel overwhelmed. Fortunately, motivator Mars is in Pisces all month, giving you some extra fuel.
When the Sun moves into Pisces on February 18, youre eager to start fresh. All the more reason to get er done before that: the energy of an older project would just weigh you down now. Speaking of weighty, that same day, taskmaster Saturn goes retrograde (backward) in Scorpio, your ninth house of optimism, higher education and joint ventures. This is an excellent time to review and reevaluate, even if Saturn makes the process feel pressing. Have you been thinking about returning to school, maybe just because you miss reading texts and discussing them with a lively group? Or, if youre already affixed in academia, perhaps you can use this five-month stretch to complete your dissertation or do the heavy lifting required so that you can cross the finish line and get a defense date on the books.
If you have a writing project waiting in the wings, revisit it now, and get it publication- or agent-ready for when Saturn moves direct (forward) again, on July 7. Instead of reaching out and demanding that your ideas be heard (not that you think youre doing this, but its more of a subtle attitude), use this reflective period to go back to the drawing board and look at the very foundations of your idea. You probably have the makings of an inspirational book, motivational speech or life-changing workshop, but what do you need to do to get it off the ground and give it some solid form? This passion project could change peoples livesbut first, you must mine your own experiences and adopt some no-miss skills as part of your preparation. Own your inspiration, and get down and dirty with your own message.
This is the secret of creative projects, especially those that stand to benefit a wider swath of humanity: as the artist/creator, you have to be healed, moved, and even overwhelmed by the content first. Otherwise, youre coming from a hollow and possibly disingenuous place. If what you hope to spark in other people first moves through your own hands, you cant miss. Consider the following quote from Glenn Close, your Pisces sister and famed actress: It always amazes me to think that every house on every street is full of so many stories; so many triumphs and tragedies, and all we see are yards and driveways. This is the level of fascination youre going for. Also, since this is a fruitful time to contemplate the broader message youre sending out to the masses, make sure youre 100-percent behind it. Where can you be more direct and no-nonsense?
Adding to your thoughtful mood, clever Mercury is retrograde (backward) in Pisces, your first house of personal goals, from February 23-March 16. During this three-week period, you want to retreat from the limelight and tweak your plans. Since your identity is up for review, you may want to use this time to examine how you come across to others. Perhaps you can start working with a vocal coach, stylist or some other expert to make sure your first impression is on target. No matter how meaty your message or high-minded your aesthetic, snap judgments can be lastingand you dont want anyone thinking youre a flake, just because youre essentially a loving soul. You might want to alter your appearance in some way, perhaps going for a more professional makeunder and saving the Lady Gaga, bustier-enhanced looks for weekends.
The month ends with a powerful February 25 full moon in Virgo, your seventh house of business partnerships, bringing an exciting opportunity to team up or sign a formal contract. This professional relationship or gig could help to streamline your life in a big wayfor example, if youre a freelancer, perhaps its lucrative and engaging enough for you to let go of the side work that doesnt mean as much. However, be sure to tread lightly until communicator Mercury is direct (forward) on March 16, as this can be a tricky time to sign agreements, and you might miss a critical, project-altering detail.