The Sun is currently in Aquarius, the hippie sign of the zodiac. February looks to be an interesting month, and it starts out with a bang. On 2/2, Groundhog Day, the Moon ( which rules feelings, emotions, the subconscious mind, and the masses) makes a number of powerful aspects. On a personal level, it may trigger a desire to break free of something, as it moves through fiery Aries, and squares Pluto in Capricorn, while forming a conjunction to Uranus, also in Aries. Pluto is the alchemical planet, it is similar to the Death card in the Tarot, symbolizing one door closing, while another door opens. Endings and beginnings, death and rebirth. With this square aspect between the Moon and Pluto, we may feel manipulated or controlled by someone. Or, there may be a life circumstance that triggers an old issue, giving us the opportunity to heal it. Combined with Uranus, the planet of liberation and freedom, the desire to break free, and forge a new path is strong. The Moon also opposes Jupiter on 2/2. Jupiter is the planet of faith, optimism, and Sacred Law. Justice, fairness, and the truth. With this combination of planets forming a T-cross aspect, the desire to revolt against something is strong. Try to stay on your center. Jupiter never affects us through not enough of something. It affects us through overdoing, stretching ourselves too thin. Or, through others making promises they have no intention of delivering on.
The aspects on 2/4, 2/5, and 2/6 are much softer. The Moon in Gemini makes several lovely aspects boosting harmony and creativity. The 6th is especially nice.
2/10 is the Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse. This is actually a very good day for doing intention work, and harvesting the rewards of work you’ve already done. The Moon in Leo, a Fire sign, trines Uranus in Aries, also Fire. Fire is zeal, enthusiasm, and joy. In Chinese medicine, it rules the heart, the pericardium, the small intestine, and triple heater meridians. The Fire Element represents compassion, inspiration, creativity, laughter, love, and joy. This Full Moon can be very restorative. Be love, be kind, be compassionate with yourself .
The 11th and 12th are also good days, with the Moon in Leo making a trine to Saturn, the planet of wisdom and patience, on the 11th, then moving into Virgo, and trining Pluto on the 12th, strengthening the will.
The 15th is another intense day. The Moon in Libra makes a number of powerful aspects, again involving Pluto and Uranus, but offset by a lovely trine to the Sun, and a conjunction to Jupiter. The overall feeling is expansive and positive.
The 20th is another good day, any way you slice it, with the Moon in Sagittarius making several positive aspects, including a trine to Mars in Aries. This boosts energy, giving momentum and thrust to anything you want to do.
That brings us to the 22nd. Oh, boy. This may be one of the most intense days of the month. Let’s look at it. The Moon will be in Capricorn, where it form a powerful T-cross again ( a T-cross is two planets 180 degrees opposite each other, with a third planet right in the middle of the opposition, 90 degrees from the two opposing ones.) Now, this particular group of planets brings together the heavy hitters. Remember Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn from before? Well, just to make things more interesting, let’s add Mars to the party. While the Moon in Capricorn sits on top of powerful Pluto, it once again squares Uranus, as it did on the 2nd, but now Mars will square them both. Let’s see if we get this. The Moon will square ( an frictional aspect) Mars, Uranus, AND Jupiter, all while sitting on Pluto. So, what does this mean? It means lay low. Do not engage with people who are held together by static cling. People will be spoiling for a fight. Don’t give them one. Try to avoid engaging on social media. This is a day where emotions run hot. People are very polarized by politics right now. The country feels very chaotic. Again, Pluto, in Chinese medicine rules the Kidneys, which represent the Void, trust, fear, faith, and chaos. I believe you’re going to see a lot of people reacting from fear and anger. Pluto and Mars. These two planets are forceful. People may try to control, manipulate, or push past your boundaries. Stand up for yourself, while not getting sucked into anyone else’s drama.
The 25th and the 26th are spectacular, with the 26th being the New Moon in Pisces, and a Solar Eclipse. A wonderful day for new beginnings.
So, February has it all, intensity, letting go, new beginnings, dreams, and visions. If I were to choose a stone to work with for February, it would be Amethyst, because Amethyst vibrates to the Violet Ray, the Crown Chakra and Third Eye. Amethyst is a stone of peace, and helps to alleviate fear. Visualize your life the way you want it to be. Visualize the planet surrounded by that violet light of Divine Love. The world needs it now, more than ever. Blessings, Judith