Lets get this party started! As the energizing Sun moves through Aquarius, your social third house, youre in the mood to circulate, wintry weather be damned. The party invites fly into your inbox, and your witty repartee is in high demand. Overall, youre feeling quick and lightboth on your feet and mentally. Your mind is hungry for intellectual stimulation, and your brain is like a computer in overdrive, speeding up your multitasking MO even more. While other signs might burn out, all this variety suits your cant-sit-still sign just fine. And with your ruler Jupiter now zooming full-speed ahead after a four-month retrograde slowdown, you should be raring to go.
On February 10, the Aquarius new moon could bring amazing news, a life-changing message or the start of an exciting collaboration. Keep your ears open for a letter, email, text or seemingly casual conversation that makes your heart sing. The message could come in many forms. For example, you might be browsing in your local bookstore or library and find a book that provides you with just the right perspective, something that shapes your life over the next six months. Perhaps youve been eager to get yourself into a classroom, so sign up for that poetry class or marketing seminar. Seek out the information that calls to you the most, whether or not it looks practical on paper. Sure, beekeeping class might not seem so relevant now, but if thats what floats your boat…give it a shot, since you never know where these interests will lead you. A budding friendship or closer relationship with a colleague or sibling might need some TLC, which youre happy to provide. This relationship might really turn into a lucky alliance down the road. This same day marks the start of the Year of the Snake, which is associated with the Western sign of Taurus, making this a time of building greater security. Your adventure-seeking sign can still benefit from a stabilized foundation.
Not that youll be on the go all monthespecially since motivator Mars is in dreamy Pisces, your fourth house of home and foundations. As much as you love to wander, a nice, cozy nest to come home to is key to feeling rooted in the world. So change up your throw pillows. Rearrange the pictures on the wall, anything to connect you to the place where you hang your hat. After February 18, you will ease into full on nesting mode, when the Sun glides into Pisces, shining an even brighter spotlight on the home sector of your chart. Cue this tune for a good domestic mojo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-ImCpNqbJw.
Hibernation alert! On February 18, restrictive Saturn goes retrograde (backward) in Scorpio, your twelfth house of rest and retreat, until July 7. Outgoing Sagittarians could go into full-on hideaway mode. Or, you may really get serious about the need to do restorative work like therapy, cleansing, and meditation. This five-month stretch gives you the chance to figure out which loose ends need to be tied up on this front. For one, you might just need to cut ties with an energy vampire, or assert firmer boundaries. Heres a litmus test: after you meet up with a friend for a drink or dinner, you should leave feeling uplifted and light. Thats what friends are for, Sag. But if you feel sick, heavy or exhausted, you might want to own up to the fact that this person isnt great for your energy. Theres nothing wrong with them, except that they dont support your best, healthiest selfand right now, YOU are your top priority, so theres no time or resources for that kind of expenditure. As you wade through these dreamy waters, you may seek out a mentor or engage in a serious spiritual study. Some Sags have a healthy dose of skepticism about the immaterial side of existence, but since this kind of exploration can really feed your soul now, youre more open, especially since you could be feeling a little lost from time to time. (Perhaps these words from cosmologist Carl Sagan will provide the soul-soothing you seek: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLkC7ralR30.)
Later in the month, you may have your fair share of misunderstandings, since messenger Mercury is moving retrograde (backward) in Pisces, your fourth house of personal foundations, from February 23-March 16. During this time, you may have problems communicating with a female relative, child or parent. (And your sign is known for tellin it like it isso this could get you into hot water with some of your more sensitive peeps.) If youre moving, you could have complications with the mortgage or lease. Or perhaps an old leak in your roof starts acting up. Perhaps youll speak out of emotional frustrationand unintentionally send the wrong message in the processso be careful before you unload on people during this confusing time.
On February 25, a Virgo full moon illuminates your tenth house of success. Prepare for a professional coup that brings the last six months of your life together with a flourish. You may decide to leave one path for another one that matches your talents and desires. Full moons bring turning points and completionsand they act as giant spotlights to illuminate parts of our lives we may have swept aside. A man could play a key role near this date, as the tenth house is associated with male energy. You may clear the air with your father or an important fella in your life.
Hello, partner! After a four-month retrograde (backward) slowdown, expansive Jupiter goes direct (forward) in Gemini, your seventh house of committed partnerships. Can we get an Amen? A stalled relationship could pick up steam, as you have more time and overall enthusiasm for your love life. Coupled Sags who have been questioning their commitment may dive back in with renewed vigor. And if you called off an engagement or broke up (like your Sagittarius sister Britney Spears), you may dive back into the dating scene with optimism in your heart.
Hopefully, the retrograde helped you get introspective about your relationship needs. Sagittarians are known for being freedom loving, but youre also a romantic at heart. If youre single, Jupiter rekindles your hope that youll find the kind of relationship that suits your adventurous spirit. Coupled Sags may want to plan a fun getaway together, perhaps somewhere overseas and remote, like the white sand shores of Tulum. (We like this place, which has an understated elegance, the best sunrises and killer linens: http://www.casavioletatulum.com.) A word to the wise: Mercury, which rules travel, will be retrograde (backward) from February 23-March 16. Book your tickets early and schedule your vacay around these dates, if thats a possibility. If you and your sweetheart are in need of bonding, this might be a good time to take a class or workshop together, something that stimulates and expands your current perspectivewithout the risk of lost baggage and flight delays.
With lucky Jupiter blazing through your partnership sector until June 25 (then moving into your intimate eighth house for the rest of 2013), you have a decent shot of meeting the one or getting engaged to your true love. This could be one of your luckiest years for partnership in over a decade, Sag. Wow! Just be sure to stretch out of your comfort zone, whatever that might look like. Be open to long-distance or cross-cultural connections (which are both usually comfortable for your travel-loving global ambassador sign, actually). You could pair up with someone whos quite different from youat least on the outsidebut highly complementary. Besides, a genuine heart connection trumps all the external stuff anyway. If youre an artist who falls for a bookkeeper or a politician whos smitten with a yoga instructor, well, that just makes for a fascinating how we met story. If youre already coupled, solidify ways you can grow together as people and fellow lifelong learners/adventurers. For your ever-exploring sign, this kind of growth is a must for partnerships.
Not that you have to leave city limits for love this month. In fact, there could be some friendly fire in your own backyard. As romantic Venus moves through Aquarius, your third house of close connections, you may see things heat up with a pal. Valentines Day brings a moon in fiery Aries, your fifth house of romance and passion. Single Sags could meet an alluring stranger at a partyperhaps for a no-strings-attached make-out session or fleeting fling.
As spicy Mars moves through Pisces, your fourth house of women, add some va-va-voom to your femininity. Under this bawdy and feisty transit, its time to let that inner sex kitten out of her studded satin bag. For inspiration, check out our Virgo friend Kitty Cavaliers School of Charm and Cheek (www.kittycavalier.com). Not only does she give deliciously naughty advice, shes also an amazing writer who used burlesque to overcome body image baggage and embrace her curvessomething your oft-voluptuous sign will appreciate.
As Kittys website says, Seduction is magnetism, not manipulation. Seduction is a practice in surrender. Frankly, these are some skills your make-it-happen sign could stand to cultivate. Sagittarius is the sign of the hunterbut that doesnt mean you must always do the chasing. This year, its time to learn how to woo, not pursue. With Saturn going retrograde (backward) in your twelfth house of surrender from February 18-July 7, set aside your Archers bow and arrow and learn to be Aphrodite the love goddess, rather than Diana the huntress.
During Saturn retrograde, you have a golden opportunity to really plow through some subconscious blocks, barriers and blind spots. Boundary-setting Saturn is in Scorpio, your twelfth house of hidden agendas and codependence. If you tend to give and give and give, its time to plug up these energy leaks and restore mutuality to an imbalanced relationship. Sagittarius is the eternal optimist, which can be both your best and your worst quality. Its fantastic when you believe in someones potential, or enthusiastically work on a healthy relationship with can-do determination.
Not so great? When you fall in love with someones potential to the point of making excuses and enabling (e.g., One day hell stop smoking weed and get the confidence to go back to schoolhes smarter than anyone I know!). Or when you kindle the fires of hope when its obvious to everyone else that this is a totally one-sided relationship thats bound to waste the best years of your life. As free-spirited as your sign can be, you can also get snared in some of the worst codependence and obsessingespecially when you fall for an unavailable person or try to carry the whole relationship solo. Sagittarius, just because you CAN doesnt mean you should. Saturns retrograde is your chance to identify and break these draining or self-sabotaging patterns for good.
Home is where the heart isbut also the heat. With intense Mars in Pisces, your fourth house of dwellings, you might experience some stress with your family or around a domestic situation, like, say, the contractors who always show up ten minutes early, before 7:00am. Be careful with fire and heat at home. Dont be blas about leaving a candle lit, for example, or forgetting to turn off a stovetop gas burner. Be careful with sharp objects in the kitchenimpulsive Mars can make us impatient and careless, i.e. more accident-prone. You could feel boxed in at your own sanctuary, or end up getting into spat with relatives youre normally chummy with. Adopt the attitude of If you cant beat em, join emon the Xbox or for a brisk walk to move the combative, pent-up energy around if you have cabin fever.
Later in the month, when mischievous Mercury goes retrograde (backward) in Pisces, you may bump up against an old, festering would between you and a relative, potentially your mother or a female family member. Should that happen, we recommend Radical Forgiveness by Colin Tipping, a book that provides peace in just about every conflict: http://astore.amazon.com/astrostyle-20/detail/1591797640. The retrograde is also a good time for reunions with a favorite female relative, maybe that cousin or aunt you havent seen in years.
On February 18, sober Saturn goes retrograde (backward) in Scorpio, your twelfth house of retreat, making this a perfect time to get serious about your health and work-life balance. Youre always so eager to jump at invites and help when needed, but during this five-month stretch, you may want to undergo some kind of restorative activity, such as meditation or a cleanse. Some Sags may need to have a medical procedure during this time, though you may want to wait until after Mercury goes direct on March 16, just so you dont have to deal with a changed appointment time or substitute doctor.
This could also be an important time for heavy-duty, but life-altering emotional work with a therapist. If you struggle with an addictive pattern of any kind, Saturn retrograde can help you truly face the core issues of this block. Since the twelfth house rules the subconscious and closure, you might need to fully mourn a loss, or revisit feelings youve brushed aside. For an academic, yet inspirational take on grief, check out George Bonnanos The Other Side of Sadness: What the New Science Tells Us About Life After Loss (http://www.amazon.com/The-Other-Side-Sadness-Bereavement/dp/B005B1G2A0). Its upbeat message about resiliency will resonate with your optimistic sign. Or, for an entirely new look at life after death, one of our favorite books is Anita Moorjanis Dying To Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, To Near Death, To Healing (http://astore.amazon.com/astrostyle-20/detail/1401937519). To physically move grief along, you might also want to check out the Tapping World Summit to learn about EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) meridian tapping: http://www.tappingworldsummit.com.
Love Days: 15, 19 Money Days: 27, 8 Luck Days: 24, 6 Off Days: 17, 22, 4
Get set to brainstorm! With the bold Sun is in Aquarius, your third house of the intellect, your mind is alert and activea breeding ground for lightening-bolt ideas. Pick up a journal or record your whims and epiphanies on your smartphone. A scrap of a thought now pay off big time, as one may turn into a profitable gem, especially near the February 10 Aquarius new moon. That day is an excellent time for a pitch, a meeting or taking a coffee date with a promising new connection. Around this date, explore all options before sealing any deals. Make sure your contact list is rock solid and catch up with helpful people you havent seen in a while.
As youre busy movin and shakin, you may need to be careful whom you trust, particularly after mature Saturn goes retrograde (backward) in Scorpio, your twelfth house of hidden agendas, from February 18-July 7. During this five-month stretch, you may find a snake in the grassor perhaps in the neighboring cubicle. You may have to deal with feeling unfairly judged or learn how to handle a difficult person. During this cycle, dont air your private business too readily. You never know how it will be takenor exploitedby the other party. As a sign that tends to give the benefit of the doubt, just make sure those Pollyanna ways dont lapse into denial or delusion.
Be especially careful about what you put in writing later in the month, when communicator Mercury goes retrograde (backward) in Pisces, your fourth house of roots. A backstroking Mercury is known to wreak havoc on all manners of speaking, writing, travel and technology. If you feel agitated with a colleague, please dont put it in an email. (This happened to one person we know, who accidentally hit reply all instead of just reply when she decided to vent her nastiest feelings about her former bosswho was, in fact, on the original group email. To say their next meeting was awkward is an understatement.) Also, back up all data on your smart phone, your computer, and your iPad. This is not the time you want your precious music, photos or important documents to go missing. Youve got better things to do than spend hours (and hard-earned cash) at the Apple stores Genius Bar.
The month could end with a stunning career moment, when the February 25 full moon in Virgo lights up your tenth house of professional recognition, fame and success. If anyone has an executive promotion or a brilliant PR opportunity up her sleeve, its you. Holla! Perhaps you make a powerful new connection, someone whose influence helps further your career goals, but whos a quality soul and wants to really help you get ahead. With opportunity knocking, you could easily claim the spotlight now, perhaps as an expert in your field. If you see a new horizon on this day, you may decide to bone up on your business acumen. Check out the brilliant online program B-School from our Sag sister Marie Forleo at http://www.rhhbschool.com. We are proud graduates, and this year, affiliates; we will donate a portion of every signup through our special link (coming February 6) to help build a school in Guatemala with Marie and the organization Pencils of Promise.