It's time for some housekeeping, Scorpio. The Sun is in Aquarius, your realm of home, family and emotional foundations, until February 19th. Pull back and pay attention to your personal life. You've been busy and unusually outgoing ever since go-getter Mars entered your group activity zone in November. Now, Mars is retrograde (backward) until mid-April, a good cycle to pace yourself and socialize sparingly. You don't have to play activity director right now, too, so if you've been the hub of every hangout, take a breather. Tackle that painting or redecorating project, go visit family, read fiction, do some long overdue nesting. With Saturn retrograde from February 7-June 25 in your twelfth house of closure, you may need to take a big step back from a troubling situation. Sometimes, the more you focus on problems, the more they expand. Either get some real outside support or step away-obsessing never helps.The big news this month happens on February 3rd when Neptune, planet of healing and illusions, will leave Aquarius after 14 years. Foggy Neptune has been in your home and family house since 1998. During this time, it may have been a bit harder to put down serious roots. Scorpios like to have a home base, but Neptune's sleight-of-hands are tricky: just when you thought you were all settled in, you may have had to move. Because Neptune rules water and plumbing, your home may have been plagued by flooding issues, or even a sinking foundation. Female relatives have played a central role during this cycle. Your relationship with your mother may have gone through a transformation, or you could have become a parent yourself. You may have cared for a sick relative or had trouble getting pregnant under Neptune's spell. On the 3rd, Neptune moves into Pisces, your fifth house of romance and creativity. The next 14 years can be an artistic and sensual journey where you explore your passions on every level. Because Pisces is a fellow water sign, this will be a kinder and gentler Neptunian visit. Are you ready to see your name in lights? Neptune rules glamour and film; the fifth house governs fame. This could be the decade that you emerge from behind that Scorpio mask, putting yourself out there as a musician, actor, artist or public personality. Or, you might just gain a cult following around your talents-that is, if you don't have one already. This transit will really activate near the 19th, when the Sun moves into Pisces, your fifth house of love and romance. Two days later the Pisces new moon sets off a new six-month cycle in your love life. Although Valentine's Day holds plenty of promise, Cupid's kismet really kicks in a week later. Enjoy!
Get ready for a whole new kind of love-deeper, more spiritual and connected. On February 3rd, karmic Neptune begins a 14-year visit to Pisces, your fifth house of passion and romance. This is Neptune's first (and only) stay here during your lifetime, and its healing properties can bring out a softer and more vulnerable part of your personality. While that news might send shivers down control-loving Scorpio spines, the result can be a closer, more interdependent romance than you've ever had before. The fifth house also rules fertility, so a miraculous pregnancy is possible. Or, a child may come into your life in some way (perhaps through a friend, volunteer work or a relative), and the bond between you will be healing. Neptune is the planet of fantasy and illusions. You may experience love that feels downright sacred, or touch that activates every nerve ending in your body. On the other hand, you'll need to be mindful of whom you trust. Neptune can also bring in people who whisper sweet nothings, then vanish into the ether. While it can feel amazing to get swept away, guard yourself against shady people. A loved one may also go through a rough patch, and you'll be tempted to play rescuer. Neptune can catalyze our codependent sides, and you'll need to find the line between being supportive and letting folks figure it out themselves. You can't do other people's inner work for them, Scorpio, so focus on your own life.Valentine's Day features a Scorpio moon, which puts you in a playful, frisky mood. No date? Boldly ask someone out-or just flirt your way through the day, passing out Valentines and candy hearts to everyone you see. It's a fun excuse to dress up and be a little edgy or playful (think of fellow Scorpio Katy Perry here). By the evening, the moon moves into Sagittarius, your sophisticated second house. Head somewhere upscale, either with your honey or good friends, and celebrate love in all its forms. Treat yourself to a spa package or a great massage. The Pisces new moon on February 21st is also a great day for love, either to meet someone new or to start fresh with your current mate.
Rest and relax during this cold midwinter month. The Sun is in Aquarius, your domestic fourth house, a good time for nesting and family bonding. And there's even better news on this front. On February 3rd, hazy Neptune ends its 14-year trip through Aquarius, where it's brought its ups and downs to your home and family life. Since 1998, you may have moved several times, finding it hard to put down roots, or maybe you sold a cherished, longtime family home. You may have dealt with a parent or relative who was ill, depressed, or even dealing with an addiction. Pregnancies and parenting could have been challenging for some Scorpios-perhaps you struggled with fertility issues, a child with special needs (like Scorpio Jenny McCarthy, whose son is autistic) or just the emotional rollercoaster of family life. Whatever the case, Neptune leaves this part of your chart, never to return in this lifetime. From here on, it will be easier to put down roots, and to establish a strong inner foundation. But Neptune has left its mark-you know how to make yourself at home anywhere, even in the oddest little corners of the earth. This is a valuable skill for a sign like yours that likes to be in control. Now, you know that home is where your stuff is...or really, wherever you say it is.It's great that you'll feel more grounded, but you also could have a few unresolved emotions to face. Now that Neptune's cloud of denial has dissipated, the truth may feel especially harsh for a while. From February 7-June 25, tough Saturn is retrograde (backward) in your twelfth house of healing and closure. At moments you may feel disenchanted, even depressed about some part of your life. Perhaps you're just bored, but it's more than ennui that's eating you. What have you been ignoring, sweeping aside, or fighting? Where is your inner voice demanding to be heard? Be still and listen.
February's stars focus more on your personal life than your professional ambitions. Here's a novel idea: slow down and take a break before you overwork yourself (if you haven't already). Catch up with family, do a little nesting, cook and bake, and just putter around your place. You might want to work from home, use some of your vacation or sick days, or host a little networking potluck. Women could play a role in this month's events.The one exception is the February 7th Leo full moon, which shines into your tenth house of career and success. This could be a powerhouse moment where the last six months of your work really come together. You could earn a promotion, media attention, or a big opportunity. Perhaps this is the day that you nail that high-paying client or major account. You could be recognized as a leader or an expert in your field. Be proactive about positioning yourself this way, too-get professional headshots taken, build a website, or make a PDF press kit that explains what you do and why you're a pro in your field.With Saturn retrograde (backward) in your twelfth house of closure from February 7-June 25, some unfinished business may also need addressing. You could be handling a departed relative's estate or dealing with some residual cleanup. Perhaps you're nursing the emotional wounds of a job or relationship that ended abruptly. In some way, you might have glossed over an incident that made you feel sad, disappointed, hurt or betrayed. As a result of these things, you may be feeling a bit disenchanted with your career path overall. Scorpio, don't skip the steps or brush aside your feelings. Running away doesn't solve anything. What have you been avoiding or in denial about? Now is the time to bravely face it and build new support structures.With healing Neptune spending the next 14 years in your fifth house of creativity, maybe it's time to nurture an artistic talent. You'll definitely feel better with fun outlets that exploit your passions. Take those voice lessons, record your own web TV show, sign up for an acting or dance class. Neptune in your glamorous fifth house could also bring fame your way. Whether you're starring on a sitcom or in a community theater production, the point is the satisfaction you'll feel from using your divine gifts. Lights, camera, action!