Homeward bound, Scorpio. With the Sun in Aquarius, your fourth house of foundations and domestic life, youre in a nesting state of mind. Cue up the Netflix and hunker down, solo or with loved ones. Nothing soothes your soul like recipes you make from scratch, so stock up the pantry. Even just rearranging furniture and art will make you feel more connected to your physical space. The more youre in touch with your dwelling, the more you feel in touch with yourself, at the most elemental levels. This is a good thing, because with go-getter Mars in Pisces, your fifth house of romance and fun, youll definitely have a few wild nights on the town breaking up this hibernation.
On February 10, the Aquarius new moon could bring a fresh start in your personal life, Since the fourth house rules nurturing and motherhood, you might hear news of a baby on the way or decide to get pregnant yourself. A move or change in your household or lifestyle is possible in the next six monthsperhaps a relative or roommate will come live under your roof. Around this time, a powerful woman could enter your life, someone who has a big impact on you and your most basic self, especially over the next six months. Your sign knows just how alchemical certain relationships can be, so open your heart and mind for a new, unexpected chapter. Also, this day marks the change of Chinese zodiac signs, as we welcome in the Year of the Snake. Serpentine Scorpios should love that, even though the Snake is actually associated with Taurus, your opposite sign. The Snake helps you explore themes of security, building more into your life.
Ready to go back to the drawing board or really work on your reinvention process? Well, prepared or not, on February 18, serious Saturn goes retrograde (backward) in Scorpio until July 7. During this five-month stretch, youll find yourself seriously revamping your personal goals that kicked into high gear last October, when this inspector planet moved into your sign.
Saturns move into your signwhere it will stay until September 2015kicks off a 28-year life cycle for Scorpios, making this three-year period a time of sober self-reflection. Do you really feel like enough on your own? This line of thinking could lead you down a darker path, so be careful not to isolate yourself or push others away. Balance your need for solitude and reflection with self-care. If youre starting your life over in some way or venturing down a new path, remember to grant yourself the gift of time. Saturn is all about building step by step, so take time and care as you construct a solid new life foundation.
The month ends with a February 25 full moon in Virgo, your eleventh house of teamwork, showing you the power of community and who your real friends are. After a quiet month, youll be ready to hit the town with your tribe. This future-focused full moon could also illuminate whator whomyou need to move away from. During this cycle of change, it makes sense that you might not relate to every single member of your old crew in the same way. This full moon opens the door for you to align with a powerful new group.
All month, spicy Mars is in fantasy-fueled Pisces, your fifth house of unbridled passion. Give yourself over to full-throttle romance, getting swept away in a game of Tantric twister or even just reveling in the mini-dramas that are popping up in the most unlikely of places. Drama gets a bad rap, sure. But as long as youre not being self-destructive or vengeful, enjoy the expression of whats truly in your heart. (Need some inspiration? Check out this classic clip from Moonstruck: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz5se4M41ZU.) This playful influence can be a nice complement to your usual way of being fixed and goal-focused with the object of your affections.
On Valentines Day, Mars forms a beneficial angle to Saturn in Scorpio, making this a perfect day to talk seriously about what YOU want for the future. Yep, this is an all-about-your-needs moment, so dont be shy or hold back, especially if youre gunning for the long-term. Fence-sitters can go elsewhere when youre this direct and determined. Or, if you desire more desire, well, you might just get into full-on Scorpio dominatrix mode and boss someone (willingly) around. Only you could make Christian Grey seem milquetoast.
At the same time that youre vamping it up, you could also have babies on the brain. With magnetic Venus in Aquarius, your fourth house of nurturing and motherly instincts, you could be seriously considering expanding your family. Your homey desires could lead to cohabitation or just taking the relationship to the next level, i.e. youre ready to hand over the keys to your sweetheart and you even buy a special Eiffel Tower key chain, to remind your love of that romantic Paris trip you took together.
Now that expansive Jupiter is out of retrograde (backward) motion in Gemini, your eighth house of intimacy, you might move forward with plans to get engaged, start a family or just make a more permanent move. Hopefully, the last four months helped you clarify what you truly want out of an intimate, soul-merging relationship. Sure, you might talk about it, but what does this kind of bonding look like to you, in the real rubber-meets-road way? From now until June 25, you have the universal green light to get this sexy party started. The foundation you lay now could last a lifetimeand yes, we mean in that death-do-us-part kind of way.
On February 18, the Sun moves into Pisces, your fifth house of flirty fun and lusty libido. By this time, the Sun, Mars, Neptune and Mercury will be setting a veritable bonfire in this zone of your chart. A warning: with Mercury retrograde (backward) in Pisces, from February 23 to March 16, there could be some bumps on that romantic road. Perhaps an ex resurfaces, causing single Scorpios to rethink the end of the relationship. Or, if youre coupled, you could be tempted by a toxic, yet alluring old love. Ask yourself: is the thrill worth it? Tempers can get heated, as misunderstandings abound.
During this period, you may feel extra internal and decide a short hiatus is whats needed to reevaluate a relationship. Or, perhaps you dive into the drama and dissect it together, with the help of a mediator or therapist. Nonetheless, youll need to carve out some time by yourself while Saturn is retrograde (backward) in Scorpio from February 18-July 7, an important time for self-reflection. Your number-one relationship is with yourself, so if that partnership, the one between you and you, is on the rocks, do what you must to repair it. Deep down, do you feel like youre not enough by yourself? Strengthen the self-love, and all of your other relationships will become more stable as a natural side effect.
With the Sun in Aquarius until February 18, your most basic foundations are on the agenda: your roots and your home. Spend time with your relatives, especially children, as youll be feeling extra maternal or nurturing. Taking care of people you love is soothing to you. So if someone needs an empathetic ear to unload on, youre happy to be there, with chocolate truffles and coconut chai tea. You may crave quality time with parents, children and important women in your life. Harmonious Venus is also in Aquarius, which softens all home-related matters. If you and your sister have been arguing, now is the time to extend the olive branch. Your desire to get along with your blood tribe overrules any conflicts that may have erupted.
On February 10, a new moon in Aquarius begins new chapter in your personal life. Sure, you can work til youve achieved a bone-deep sense of material successbut will that satisfy you, truly? Not likely, at least not now. You could get struck by possible baby fever or even hear news of a pregnancy. If you have wee people in your life, schedule a playdate or offer a few hours of babysitting (bonus karma points: give new parents a couple hours to go out for an early Valentines Day dinner).
Considering a move? This is a great date to set a domestic intention, so perhaps youll decide to buy a home, switch up your residence or commit to a more permanent address in the coming six months. This same day marks the start of the Chinese zodiacs Year of the Snake, which symbolizes security, an even better time to hunker down, nest and plant deeper roots.
Love Days: 12, 17 Money Days: 24, 6 Luck Days: 22, 4 Off Days: 15, 19, 2
With lucky Jupiter now powering forward in your eighth house of joint finances and long-term wealth, its time to make your money work for you. Sock away some savingsperhaps setting your online banking website to auto-transfer into a special account each week. Bone up on your investment lingo, so you know the difference between a Roth IRA and a 401K. While the last four months may have brought uncertainty on the fiscal front, the next five offer a powerful, resource-lucky time for all kinds of investments, including real estate transactions. Hello, home owner? Or maybe youre finally selling the apartment or home thats housed your triumphs and challenges over the last 18 years, ready to move on to a new chapter.
Expansive Jupiter is in Gemini until June 25, bringing extra luck and growth to shared property and financial matters. This could easily be your lucky tax seasonperhaps youll receive a hefty tax return that you can put toward your retirement account or a chance to pay down some debt. With all the financial fortune, you might want to explore opportunities to make passive income. Nothing like getting some shuteye at night and waking up to mo money, mo money, mo money.
Optimistic Jupiter might also bring a fortuitous joint venture with someone whose skills complement yours, or who has the resources to back your creative ideas. Perhaps youll be the one playing investor, helping a promising startup with seed funding and strategic advice. However, Jupiter is a gambler, so watch out for over-the-top risks. A dash of daring is okay, but dont be blind to potential pitfalls. And definitely dont make assumptions about the other partys work ethic, goals and overall intentions. Spell out every last termconsider it insurance against that just in case scenario that youll hopefully never have to face.
Either way, you definitely have the urge-to-mergeeither to blend your resources with other peoplestwo savings accounts are better than one, when it comes to that country home youve been aching to buy. Look into potlucks, ride shares, co-op babysitting and other ways you can cut costs by adopting a more communal approach to living. Your new mantra: we get by with a little help from our friends.
From February 23-March 16, messenger Mercury goes retrograde (backward) in Pisces, your fifth house of dramatic eruptions. Watch your temper, which could flare out of nowhere. You may blurt something out in the heat of the moment. Stay conscious and zip it, if you feel some unpredictable zingers coming out of your mouth. Prepare for this three-week period with a dose of prevention, by backing up all technological devices: computers, smart phones, iPads, etc. These efforts might seem like a pain, but better to be certain you have those files than to take an unnecessary gamble that results in wasted time as you try to cobble old work together on the fly.
On February 18, when serious-minded Saturn goes retrograde (backward) in Scorpio, you could experience a not-so-mini identity crisis. What the heck am I doing with my life? you might find yourself thinking, even as youre in the midst of running the weekly meeting you always haveand used to enjoy. Until the tough love planet turns direct (forward) on July 7, you have a golden opportunity to reevaluate on the deepest levels your goals and priorities.
Since Saturn reminds us of the ticking clock, you may be thinking in terms of how better to allocate your most precious resource: you. Perhaps youre tired of stalling or living in a life limboand now you see that you want to fly solo. Dont rush any decisions during this five-month period. Nothing is urgent (no matter how it feels). Use the retrograde to make sure your house is in order and to line everything up internally. If youre feeling right on the gut level, its all good. But if youre not, well, you may need to do some restructuring in your personal life, whether you pluck that limiting belief like the weed it is, or finally face some core blocks and fears.
Your sign is extra perceptive, and while youre seeing others vulnerabilities and whats beneath the surface, youre now being asked to turn that same lens inward. The good news is that your intuitive powers are mightyand they rarely steer you wrong. If youre leaning too heavily on outside validationthe accolades, the adoration, the ace contactslearn to feel whole on your own. Saturn retrograde will help you deal with some of your deep, dark fears about security. Sure, they might manifest as a focus on the number in your bank account, but thats just covering up a deeper internal, even existential struggle. Whew, these are not light days, Scorpio. If you need a heartening perspective, consider your Scorpio sister Brene Browns famous TED talk on the power of vulnerability: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCvmsMzlF7o.
Not that you have to go it alone. On February 25, the full moon in Virgo shines on your eleventh house of group activity. This is a great time to gather your power posse and do some five-star movin and shakin. Trust us, the people you want to meet really, really want to meet you, too. Head out to a networking event with an open heart, set to let your most authentic self shine. Now that youve done all this introspection, youre speaking from a more real placeso trust in your ability to genuinely connect. On this day, you may decide to make a lively collaboration official. However, with Mercury retrograde, dont rush to sign on the dotted line. Maybe you just explore the talking points but dont put down your John/Jane Hancock until mid-March. The same goes for launching any new web ventures, since this full moon rules technology. That health-centric website you have in the works will do better with a soft launch or a beta test. The full-on rollout can wait until youre in the clear with Mercury next month.