A flamboyant Leo Full Moon headlines the first half of February, while the end of Mercury retrograde takes new beginnings and major purchases off hold. Venus aspects four slower planets, and Ceres aligns with the Uranus-Pluto square!
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Inspired creativity, divine union and feeling the mystical sparkle within others are powerfully supported by a Venus-Neptune conjunction (6°21′ Pisces).
Expressing the one-of-a-kind you that only you can be is supported by a Sun-Uranus sextile (13°19′ Aquarius-Aries). This aspect also energizes intuitive flashes, and can inspire you to serve the collective with your special gifts.
Full Moon in Leo
February’s Full Moon shines forth at 6:09 PM (14°47′ Leo). Stepping more fully into the spotlight as a leader or performer is supported. Also take a look at how well you’re nurturing children (including your inner child), and whether you’re making enough time for fun, rest and relaxation.
A Jupiter conjunction gives this Full Moon an extra dose of luck and joy. The Moon also conjoins Juno, amplifying the effects of the Juno-Pallas-Uranus Grand Trine that peaked on 1/22. The Moon also forms the tip of a Yod with Chiron and Pluto, amplifying the energies of healing, mentoring and transformation.
This Full Moon’s Sabian Symbol is, “A street pageant moving along a street packed with people.” This symbol’s interpretation is a no-brainer: get out there and strut your stuff!
A lot of bottled-up energy is waiting to burst forth with Mars quincunx Jupiter (17°56′ Pisces-Leo). Creative expression, including the performing arts, is especially effulgent if you make the proper adjustments. (Which could just be choosing to give it your time and attention.) Spirituality, leadership and play are other great outlets for this aspect, which will be strong for about a week either side of today.
Inspiration on how to get productive with your creative genius is available with the Sun quintile Saturn (15°45′ Aquarius-3°45′ Sagittarius).
Original thought and electrifying communication can be efficiently structured and given practical outlets with Mercury sextile Saturn (3°47′ Aquarius-Sagittarius).
Climb Everest? Swim the English Channel? Go where no one has gone before? It may all seem possible with the Sun opposing Jupiter (17°37′ Aquarius-Leo). Enjoy the sense of expansion and inspiration, but also remember that there’s only so much your human body can do!
Grand Trine: Pallas Athena-Jupiter-Uranus
In this Grand Trine — to continue making use of TV characters I referenced last month – Xena the Warrior Princess leaves June Cleaver behind with the Beav, Ward and Wally and gallops into battle on her own. Feminine assertiveness (Pallas Athena) receives harmonious expansion (Jupiter) and intuitive support (Uranus) for its unique expression in your life. Strategic planning and practical creativity are also energized. This Grand Trine began on 1/25, peaks today and ends on 2/27.
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There are so many inspiring uses for a Venus-Pluto sextile! (14°26′ Pisces-Capricorn.) Work with your partner to transform your relationship into something closer to your mutual ideal vision. Create inspired, taboo-transgressing art filled with transformative power. Call in spiritual beings such as Lakshmi to empower your opulence. Or perhaps you can just make do with a series of full-body tantric orgasms. Choose any or all!
Being emotionally challenged by your beloved is more likely under a Venus-Chiron conjunction (15°38′ Pisces). Consider it an opportunity and work with them to heal the underlying issues. It may also be helpful to seek out a qualified advisor or healer to assist you.
Intuitive flashes are once again firing on all cylinders (gotta love all these personal planets in Aquarius!) with Mercury quintile Uranus (1°35′ Aquarius-13°35′ Aries). Take time to let your mind run wild and free!
Visualizing the expansion of your prosperity is one great way to use a Venus-Jupiter quincunx (17°8′ Pisces-Leo). Focusing your attention on what you desire in your relationships and creative expression is also supported.
Are you torn between the desire to cocoon at home and the urge to get out and support an important cause? This potential conflict, expressed by a Vesta-Juno opposition (6°49′ Aquarius-Leo), may have a technological solution: are there ways you can help your cause with web work from home?
Mercury Retrograde Ends
The Mercury retrograde that started on 1/21 ends today at 9:57 am. For optimal results, hold off on new beginnings and major purchases until after the New Moon on 2/18.
Ready to step into the spotlight as a performer, leader, healer or mentor? How about amplifying the energies of healing and transformation in your life? Both these opportunities are energized by a Jupiter-Chiron-Pluto Yod that begins today, peaks on 2/22 and ends on 3/3.
There’s opportunity for a change in your financial fortunes as Ceres squares Uranus (13°43′ Capricorn-Aries) today and conjoins Pluto (14°38′ Capricorn) on 2/15. Ceres represents abundance, while the multi-year Uranus-Pluto square represents revolutionary transformation.
To capitalize on this, use the Law of Attraction to tell the universe exactly how much money you want, and by what date. Follow the intuitive flashes that will pop in to guide you, and release whatever you’re still clinging to that stands between you and your goal.
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Looking for inspiration on how to make your sweetheart feel especially special on Valentine’s Day? Outside-the-box inspiration is abundantly available with Mercury quintile Uranus (1°47′ Aquarius-13°47′ Aries).
The best use of today’s Pluto-Ceres conjunction (14°38′ Capricorn) is covered in my 2/12 forecast.
Inspired action is revved up by a Mars-Pluto quintile (26°39′ Pisces-14°39′ Capricorn). Athletics, sexuality, leadership and fighting the good fight are also energized.
It’s best to avoid starting important new projects or making major purchases during void-of-course Moons. “Business as usual” is the optimal strategy. Void-of-course Moons occur when the Moon has made her last major Ptolemaic aspect, but has not yet moved into her next sign.
- 2/1, 8:37:52 am-2/2, 12:41:57 pm (Leo)
- 2/4, 12:31:59 am-2/5, 12:46:58 am (Virgo)
- 2/6, 5:10:14 pm-2/7, 1:44:45 pm (Libra)
- 2/9, 6:59:17 am-2/10, 2:06:23 am (Scorpio)
- 2/12, 12:33:23 am-11:47:35 am (Sagittarius)
- 2/14, 10:16:05 am-5:25:22 pm (Capricorn)
Whatever your Sun Sign, Benjamin’s forecasts can help you make the best use of the current astrological energies.
All dates and times are in the U.S. eastern time zone. Events are most powerful on the dates listed, but their influence will be active for at least several days before and after.
Everyone is affected by these global transits. However, you will be most powerfully impacted when moving planets activate sensitive points in your natal chart.