A Leo Full Moon with two aspect patterns and a potent Sabian Symbol highlights the first half of February.
Beyond that, Venus is the (evening) star of the show. She makes aspects to almost every slower planet, and forms an intense T-square with Chiron and the lunar nodes. Learn how all this can improve your relationships, creativity, finances and more!
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Venus is by far the most active planet in the first half of February. She aspects every slower planet in the sky, Jupiter through Pluto, except for Neptune. (She doesn’t need Neptune when she’s in Pisces, the sign that shares Neptune’s meanings!) Three of these six Venus aspects happen on three consecutive days: February 2-4.
Before we get into what these aspects mean, let’s quickly list them. On 2/2, there’s a Venus-Pluto sextile (23°27′ Pisces-Capricorn). On 2/3, there’s a Venus-Saturn sextile (25°22′ Pisces-Capricorn). And on 2/4, there’s a Venus-Jupiter quintile (26°30′ Pisces-14°30′ Capricorn).
Sextiles from Saturn and Pluto
Venus embodies the core meanings of relationship, creativity and money. Since Pluto and Saturn are making sextiles – energetic yet harmonious aspects – these aspects can bring power and stability to what’s already working in these areas.
A relationship could enjoy a more solid foundation, and a more potent sexual connection if it’s romantic. You could enjoy more passion and productivity in your creative projects. You could also build a more secure financial foundation and make more money!
In aspect interpretation, planets are more important than aspects. Even though these sextiles are soft aspects, Pluto and Saturn don’t mess around. They could bring challenge in any of these areas that aren’t aligned with your life purpose.
The Jupiter quintile is a fairy dust aspect that can bring luck and joyous expansion. It can add its magic to any of the themes discussed here. Most people will experience extra sparkle in their relationships or enhanced creative flow in their artistry.
Venus is in Pisces, the sign of divine union and inspired creativity. With Venus representing relationship, this could empower you to create a deeper conscious connection with your higher self. With Venus as artist, great creative juju is amplified.
These three Venus aspects offer a wide range of life-affirming possibilities. Pick the ones you’re most excited to activate and get rolling!
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There’s only one significant aspect pattern in the first half of February: a T-square with Venus, Chiron and the lunar nodes. It starts today (2/5), peaks on 2/12 and ends on 2/19.
In this aspect pattern, Piscean Venus carries the same potential meanings noted above: relationship, money, divine union and inspired creativity. Chiron is the wounded healer, while the lunar nodes represent life purpose.
You could experience challenge in any of these areas if you’re not aligned with your life purpose. For most people, this would show up mostly within important relationships.
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This T-square can also help you go to the next level in helping others as a mentor or healer. With Venus in Pisces, relax and let your inner wisdom guide you in this service.
Venus may be the star of the show in the first half of February, but chatterbox Mercury still wants its say! The winged messenger makes two aspects within three days: a Mercury-Uranus sextile (2°55′ Pisces-Taurus) on 2/5, and a Mercury-Mars quintile (5°48′ Pisces-23°48′ Sagittarius) on 2/7.
Regarding the sextile, Mercury represents human mind. Uranus represents divine mind. Uranus sends down these inspired insights via intuitive flashes.
Expect more of these, and do your best to follow them. They come direct from your higher self, the most infallible source available to us humans!
How can you tell an intuitive flash from a regular thought? The feeling of absolute certainty when they hit. When you “know it in your bones” for no reason, you’ve gotten one of those “text messages from God”!
Mercury’s in Pisces, which can open your mind to a waterfall of constantly flowing intuitive guidance. This sign placement will make it even easier for you to follow your inner guidance!
The Mercury-Mars quintile can energize your thinking, learning and communicating. It can also add a touch of genius to your thoughts, so take a deep dive into unconventional thinking!
With Mars in Sagittarius, be willing to step out as a wisdom-giver if you’re so called. Sagittarius represents the professor, philosopher and guru, who share information that makes life better!
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Abundance or shadow work? A Uranus-Ceres square (2°59′ Taurus-Aquarius) could fire up either one at any moment. If it’s abundance, use your riches wisely. If it’s shadow work, I once again recommend healing that old emotional pain once and for all with my free Healing Invocation.
Leo Full Moon
February’s Full Moon illuminates the sky at 2:33 AM EST (20°0′ Leo). Any Leo Full Moon is great for adjustment or release in the following areas:
- rest and recreation
This Full Moon has two aspect patterns: a T-square and a Cradle.
The T-square includes the Moon, Sun, and Vesta. This suggests that you might want to somehow “turn the corner” regarding your service to a higher cause.
Is there some personal higher purpose or organization that serves others, even though it provides no selfish benefit to you? That’s Vesta’s primary meaning.
This release, adjustment or corner to be turned could involve changing your relationship to such a cause. Do you need to contribute more? Scale back? Disengage? What does your heart tell you? What’s your inner guidance?
This Full Moon’s Cradle involves the luminaries, Sagittarian Mars and Juno. It suggests injecting a committed partnership with fresh energy, or even passion!
If a relationship is intimate, this Cradle suggests an adventurous approach to sexuality. If it’s platonic, find some other way to venture forth together in a bold quest!
This Cradle includes all three of astrology’s fiery archetypes. The Moon is in Leo, Mars is in Sagittarius, and Mars carries the same energy as Aries. How will you know where to focus all this fire energy? You’ll be fired up about it!
In addition to sex, Martian possibilities include you embodying the energy of the athlete, leader, pioneer or entrepreneur. Juno can represent a personal or professional partner. But she could also show up as a client or customer with whom you have an ongoing business relationship. Finally, the Aquarian Sun suggests that you act as your authentic self, follow your intuitive flashes, and serve others with the special talents you most love to use.
Connect with a committed partner and choose which archetypal energies best suit your situation. Get clear on your mutual passion… and make it happen!
This Full Moon’s Sabian Symbol is, “American Indians perform a ritual to the sun.” This could refer to the Sun Dance, a grueling ceremony in which participants dance for four days without food or water.
In the context of this Full Moon, this symbol asks how far you’re willing to go to be an optimal leader or performer, or just a radiantly shining person. Is there some training, apprenticeship or difficult initiation you need to undergo? Some significant adversity you need to overcome?
“Courage” is a Leo keyword. Call on yours to face whatever challenges come up. Your Sun Dance might be chosen or imposed. It could be literal or metaphorical.
My life experience and client work has shown me that every challenge can be mastered. If you already have the resources you need, use them. If you don’t have them, call them in from your physical or spiritual allies.
Challenge is always a call to personal growth and increased mastery. Haven’t you gained the most strength and wisdom by persevering when things were toughest? Keep that insight strong to inspire you as you face your own “Sun Dance”.
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The meaning of today’s Venus-Chiron conjunction (2°56′ Aries) is included in the interpretation of the Venus-Chiron-Lunar Nodes T-square that started on 2/5.
Intuitive flashes can pop in more easily under a Sun-Uranus quintile (21°2′ Aquarius-3°2′ Taurus). This magical aspect can also inspire you to be more authentic and serve others in alignment with your passions!
The Venus-Chiron-Lunar Nodes T-square that started on 2/5 peaks today (2/12) and ends on 2/19.
Passion, inspiration and empowerment: will you focus these energies into your relationships, creativity or finances? The choice is yours under a Venus-Pluto quintile (5°46′ Aries-23°46′ Capricorn.
The sixth and final Venus aspect of February’s first half is a Venus-Saturn quintile (8°38′ Aries-26°38′ Capricorn. This merges inspiration with Saturn’s gifts. These include maturity, responsibility, good time management, and exemplary planning and implementation. Focus these productive energies into your relationships, finances, or creative pursuits!
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