February is off to an active start, with the Sun in Aquarius, your ambitious tenth house, until the 19th. Even better, the fog is lifting from your goals and career path. Since 1998, hazy Neptune has been in Aquarius, bringing more meaningful work, but also periods of confusion. On February 3rd, Neptune leaves Aquarius, never to return in your lifetime. This karmic planet will spend the next 14 years in Pisces, your eleventh house of group activity. Expect to make some interesting, soul-stirring friendships in the years to come. You may even become part of an avant-garde artistic or spiritual society, or team up with others to revolutionize the planet in some way. Group healing could also be part of your journey.Staying organized and healthy will be a challenge between now and late June. On February 7th, structured Saturn turns retrograde (backward) in Libra, your sixth house of fitness and efficiency. That same day a Leo full moon puts the spotlight on your home and family. Step away from your busy schedule to focus on your personal life. You may be moving, changing your home decor, or dealing with a female relative in distress. A pregnancy is possible, or you may hear news of an addition coming to the family. A winter getaway near water would be lovely now. Start searching for travel deals!After the 19th, your social life picks up speed, when the Sun and several planets gather in Pisces, your eleventh house of group activity. On February 23rd, the Sun, Moon, Mercury and Neptune will all gather in Pisces, making this the perfect date for networking. You may decide to collaborate with some interesting people, perhaps around a social cause or a cutting-edge issue. Technology is highlighted, so this is a great time to launch a product or idea on the web. Fire up those social networking skills, too-Twitter is your new best friend for spreading a message.
While your career goals are coming into sharp focus, your love life gets filtered through a softer lens. Romantic Venus is in Aries from February 7th on, energizing your twelfth house of fantasy and closure. For some Bulls, it's time to say goodbye to a painful chapter and heal. Others will just crave more connection, and Venus in the twelfth house can lead you to a soulmate, often through a series of signs and divine coincidences. If you're happily coupled, this is a nice time to reconnect emotionally. Go ahead, plan a memorable Valentine's Day with all the trappings, and add more sensual touches to your life. Single Tauruses could get swept off your feet or deeply enchanted by someone you meet. However, the twelfth house is more romantic than realistic. Enjoy the high, but don't make any firm decisions until you get the facts about this person. Your rose-colored glasses are tinted a deep fuchsia now, and you're prone to idealizing a love interest. Remember, nobody's perfect, and expecting them to be will only set you both up for disappointment. Even Prince Charming is a civilian in real life-and you need to experience that to know if this is a long-term fit.While Venus sends Cupid circling overhead, sexy Mars is acting cagey this month. On January 23rd, Mars went retrograde (backward) in Virgo, your passionate fifth house. Tension with an ex could brew, or old sources of stress may erupt. You may find yourself fighting over an unresolved drama between now and mid-April, or just feeling restless in your love life. You may be pressuring your partner to take things to the next level, or the old biological clock may be ticking double-time. This could lead you to act tense and irritable. Slow down, Taurus, and take yourself off the timeline. The point is to enjoy the moment. While you don't want to waste your time, constant worry about where things are going is a romantic buzzkill. Take a deep breath and return to the present moment.
This is a busy month, but not without opportunities to chill. On February 7th, the Leo full moon illuminates your home and family sector. This is the perfect day for some pampering. Head to the spa, spend time with nurturing relatives, or cool your heels at home. You may go on a decorating or decluttering spree, or even decide to move. If you have a home on the market, it could sell near this full moon. Also on the 7th, beautifying Venus goes into Aries, your soulful twelfth house. Book some spa and relaxation days for the next month. You're working hard, and you'll need to balance it out with a soothing massage or even a day-long yoga workshop. Don't just make it an occasional thing, though. Structured Saturn will be retrograde (backward) in your health and fitness house from February 7-June 25, challenging your ability to manage stress and stick to a routine. You may need some extra help from the experts, especially if you're trying to quit a bad habit like smoking, or to start an exercise routine after months (or years) off the wagon. Joining a group, especially one with an online community or useful apps, can help you stay supported and on track. It's now or never, Taurus. If you've neglected your body or abused one too many vices, you may start to feel the consequences. Now is the time to make those necessary lifestyle shifts for the long haul.
February can be one of 2012's career high points, as the Aquarius Sun heats up your tenth house of career and success. You're on a mission, and you've got the energy to go the distance. You're also about to become a lot clearer than you've been in years. On February 3rd, foggy Neptune exits Aquarius after 14 years, ending a long cycle of karmic lessons and even confusion around your goals. Taurus is a hard-working sign that, when given an objective, will stop at nothing to reach it. Yet, for the last several years, you may have gone on a wild goose chase or followed a winding trail that led to God-knows-where. This has been incredibly frustrating for your results-driven sign; yet, in some ways, it's also been healing. You've learned to go with the flow, and even to trust the outcome more. Now, Neptune is in Pisces, your groups and technology sign, until 2026. Get ready to collaborate with forward thinkers who are healing the planet or doing conscious business. You may connect with them through the web (Twitter, Facebook, message boards) or perhaps meet at work-related conferences and retreats. The Pisces new moon on February 23rd is a powerful day, as four planets gather in this team-building part of your chart. You could align with someone with an avant-garde sensibility or a progressive philosophy. Technology will play a stronger role than ever now. Helpful new people may serendipitously find you online or through mutual contacts. Spruce up that LinkedIn page and ask solid contacts to write you a testimonial. Avoid get-rich-quick schemes and anything that smacks of multi-level or pyramid marketing. One challenge in the coming months? Staying organized. From February 7-June 25, structured Saturn is retrograde (backward) in Libra, your sixth house of order and efficiency. Are you still using low-tech methods to keep your files and affairs in order? You're definitely ready for an upgrade, Taurus. You tend to stick stubbornly to old ways of doing things, but if your scheduling, budgeting or data storage systems are insufficient, you need to find something stronger. The sixth house rules assistants, and you may have a setback with a service provider-anyone from a secretary to a cleaning service. Again, it's possible you've outgrown this provider and are ready for one that can handle your evolving needs. You may deal with some intense technical details or a project that requires utmost concentration while Saturn is retrograde. Work harder to block out interruptions and distractions. Two solid hours of unbroken productivity are better than ten hours of multitasking and scattered focus.