Love is a popular topic in February and this year the stars oblige, with three lively Venus aspects to enhance love and romance.
At the start of the month, Venus is in Pisces and cuddled up to soulful Neptune. Love will be sweet and inspiring. Music will set the mood for romance, and you may get swept up in an encounter that seems perfect. Enjoy the ride, but wait to see if that perfect someone still seems so wonderful after the Neptune haze clears.
Around February 8, Venus makes a supportive sextile to sultry Pluto and relationships will become more intense. Depth, truth, trust and loyalty will be important topics. This can be intimate and intense and honesty in love will be a must.
Towards the end of the month, Venus will move into fiery Aries giving love an independent quality. A trine angle to steady Saturn can bring new stability in a close relationship, or help you take action about a long term love plan. Plans, promises and commitments made late February will last.
There are three other astrological standouts for February. The first of these is the lucky Leo Full Moon on February 3, which is conjunct abundant Jupiter. This has a generally positive energy that encourages risk taking and random acts of kindness.
Second, communication planet Mercury is retrograde until February 9, so any delays or crossed wires early in the month can be sorted out after then. Mercury direct from February 9 can also mean a second chance in the latter half of the month for a missed opportunity from mid-January – mid February.
Thirdly, the second consecutive Aquarius New Moon on February 18 will bring new energy and enthusiasm, especially for an alternative or unconventional project.
Read on for your sign’s horoscope for February:
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Romance, pleasure and relaxation are highlighted by the Leo Full Moon on February 3. This lucky influence can bring new love, inspire you to take the next step with someone special or help you rekindle a lost spark. Travel, study, writing or teaching schedules may be influx. If so, wait until February 20th to finalise your plans. Throughout February you will want to put yourself – and your dreams – first. You may refocus on a personal project, or feel blessed with courage to make a bold choice. Standout dates include February 2, or after Mars enters Aries on February 20.
A breakthrough regarding a home or family project may arrive around February 3. This will be a lovely time to spend big on a renovation, redecoration or move. If you’re hosting an event or family then, splurge on a five star experience for your guests. Progress regarding a work project or a salary discussion is possible later in the month. A conversation or development around February 5 may need to be revisited after February 11. February 20 will be a great time to sign a contract, either to do with work or an investment, tax or couple finance matter.
You have the support of Venus and Mars in Pisces to help you push ahead with a professional dream. Mars’ rare influence can boost energy, confidence and drive. A show of leadership or initiative can help you make a favourable impression. Special dates for a positive impression at work include February 2, 8 and 26. A teaching, training, writing or communication project may receive extra attention under the Full Moon on February 3. This will be a wonderful month for pursuing a writing or publishing goal. An honest conversation early in the month can lead to a commitment or firm plan in a close relationship around February 20.
Finances will be in focus. Under the Full Moon on February 3 you may receive a lucrative offer which will boost your income, or decide to push ahead with a new budget strategy. You may receive financial support from an unexpected source. Mercury retrograde in Aquarius indicates attention to detail regarding any contract or paperwork will pay off. If extra time to review the fine print is required, take it. New enthusiasm for your career may emerge once Mars enters Aries on February 20. Take on a new professional challenge, or if you want a career change, look for new work.
Early February can be a truly stellar time. You may attract positive attention, or find others are willing to put your needs first. A personal indulgence may be in order, especially if you have a recent achievement to celebrate. Close relationships may be in flux, thanks to Mercury retrograde, but any miscommunication can be resolved in the second half of the month. February 20 may bring a romantic promise or fresh start. A commitment made then will last. Venus and Mars in Pisces may encourage discussions around money, especially in a close relationship, about an investment or regarding the best way to pay for a shared goal.
Your attention and energy may swing between creating space for rest and relaxation, while also making time for important commitments in a close relationship or key business partnership. The Leo Full Moon will highlight health and wellbeing, so if you can take a break do so. You may prefer to escape, or step out of the limelight, especially early in the month. Venus and Mars work together to bring romance, affection and passion into your life. A close relationship may take a big step forward. On the home and family front, a discussion around logistics or details can be resolved around February 20, at which time you may finalise your decision regarding a move, renovation or DIY project.
You may make a stellar impression at a social or work function, especially early in the month. The lucky Leo Full Moon (February 3) will highlight your 11th House, highlighting the supportive role community can play. If you have a dream project, career goal or personal passion you want to move forward with, discuss your aspirations with those around you. Support may come from an unexpected but well-connected source. A difference of opinions with a sibling may need to be discussed in depth. Avoid making judgement until you have all the facts. Health wise, Venus and Mars in Pisces may inspire you to resurrect a neglected wellness ritual. Motivate yourself with a new workout outfit, or invest in a consult with a trainer or naturopath.
You may have a golden month at work as the glowing Leo Full Moon works with lucky Jupiter in your 10th House of Fame and Career. You may hit a professional high, be considered for an industry award or receive recognition for a job well done. If a celebration is called for, splurge on the very best you can afford. This exceptionally lucky – and potentially lucrative – combination is rare so make the most of it. Job hunting? Promote your talents wide and far. An international opportunity, one that involves study or travel, may arrive. Plans regarding your home or family may be in flux. If so, try to delay any major decisions until after Mercury turns direct, on February 11.
Travel, adventure, discovery, learning, study, teaching and writing are highlighted by Jupiter in Leo until August, but this month may bring an exciting invitation or opportunity. Take advantage of any chance to get out of your comfort zone and learn or see something new. Doors will open for you easily, so your initial efforts can lead to a large scale project. On the home front, Venus and Mars join forces in Pisces until February 20 which may inspire you to add beauty to your home, or finally push forward on plans for a decorating project or maintenance matter. Action you take regarding your home before then can help you create the domestic progress you’ve been dreaming about.
A financial breakthrough may be possible early in February as the light of the Leo Full Moon can bring new information or clarity about a family finance, tax or investment matter. If signing contracts or financial papers, the second half of the month is better than the first, especially around February 20. The final third of the month brings Venus and Mars into Aries which will help inspire you to make plans regarding your home. Consider new art, fresh paint or splurge on fresh flowers or plants. If you have any pressing repairs or maintenance, late February will be a great time to organise a tradesperson or get busy with a DIY project.
A positive development in a close relationship is possible under the lucky Leo Full Moon. If you have a dream for your love life, this is the time to share it with someone special. Single? A bold gesture can help you make a positive impression. A business partnership may also receive happy news, or you may be ready to engage an expert to help with an upcoming project. The Sun in Aquarius until February 18 can help you make a strong impression, and may encourage a show of leadership. Mercury direct on February 11 will help you get your thoughts together. This also means it will be easier to make, and stick to, a plan.
You may be busy with an abundance of work, health or family responsibilities. It may be a case of ‘make hay while the sun shines’. If so, say yes to an exciting offer, but try to balance being productive with looking after your wellbeing. Venus and Mars in Pisces may inspire you to be more active, finally take action about a long held dream or simply take better care of yourself. Personal pampering, shopping or beauty indulgences may feature. Any scheduling snafus regarding work in the first half of the month can be sorted out after February 11. A new contract or better time management skills can boost productivity around February 20.