February 2024

February begins with the Moon challenging Mercury and Pluto in Capricorn. Many of us have a battle between what we know and what we feel. Avoid actions and words that harm one's well being. The hours between 3:03 am and 2:37 pm CST February 1 are a good time to lay low and avoid doing anything important. Since Mercury in Capricorn is already sextile Neptune, start off the month chilling your mind with creative thoughts. Mercury sextile Neptune is exact on February 2. Do try to avoid confrontations with the opposite sex February 2.

Pluto in Aquarius

Pluto, now in Aquarius until September 1, is changing the social landscape across the planet. Since Pluto is the slowest moving planet in the zodiac, the Moon and the other planets form angles to Pluto. Pluto does not form angles to the other planets.

Days when the Moon is forming harsh angles to Pluto are February 1,14,21,28. These are days when life can be productive or counterproductive.

February 4 to 5
Mercury moves through Aquarius February 4 to 23. While Mercury moves through Aquarius, we are hungry for knowledge and new ways to solve problems.

Just as Mercury moves into Aquarius it crosses Pluto. This is a great time to get to the bottom of problems. Some of us will coerce and manipulate facts. Do not get caught up in other people's drama and crusades.

February 7 to 8

Venus in Capricorn is trine Uranus in Taurus
Mars in Capricorn is sextile Neptune in Pisces
The Sun in Aquarius is square Uranus in Taurus

Together these planetary aspects bring forth days that are full of smiles and lightheartedness. Be open to change, be frisky but able to ride through an earthquake.

February 13 to14

Mars moves into Aquarius February 13 and crosses Pluto. While Mars moves through Aquarius we may feel detached from our bodies and other people. Get back in there and be an asset to the team.

Mars crossing Pluto brings out the worst in many of us. Lustful behavior and selfish acts are not the way to get your way in the long run. Don’t forget to clean up after breaking that set of dishes as dictated by Venus sextile Neptune.

Make wise choices when joining a group effort or cause. These days can be stressful and haphazard especially for Aquarius, Taurus, Leo and Scorpio. These are intense days wherein many of us will be stirred to action that is aggressive and volatile. Wars of words and deeds are used to achieve hollow goals.

February 16-17

Venus moves through Aquarius February 16 to March 11
Mercury in Aquarius is square Uranus in Taurus
Venus crosses Pluto in Aquarius

The Sun, Mercury, and Mars are now joined by Venus moving through Aquarius February 16 to March 11. While Venus moves through Aquarius we connect with eclectic people. Life feels like an independent movie; offbeat but memorable. Venus crosses Pluto. For some of us love and the need to be loved is intensified. You may meet a stranger who becomes important. Hopefully, that person is not a stalker.

Culture is advancing into openness. Unexpected connections happen and so do accidents. Banking and financial news comes with surprises, but so do friends. Don’t be surprised if streetlights go out when you walk under them.

The New Moon February 9 at 5:00 pm CST positioned at twenty degrees Aquarius

Mercury in Aquarius is square Jupiter in Taurus and semi sextile Saturn in Pisces. This new Moon brings awareness as to where we are in our lives. Let's assess our situations individually and collectively so that we can start better ways of living and being. Mercury square Jupiter brings surprising or challenging financial information as well as innovative ways to move forward in life. Saturn is cause for making mature decisions based on fact. Embrace the expansion of consciousness and take the necessary action to safeguard your financial well being.

February 18

The Sun moves through Pisces until March 19. These are the final days of winter. While we are still in hibernation, this is the time to prepare for the coming spring season.

Mercury follows the Sun into Pisces February 23 to March 9 adding to the shift from intellectual Aquarius to touchy feeling Pisces. Life is shifting from logic to knowing but not knowing why it is what it is. Slow down and feel your way through life now.

Venus and Mars

Venus and Mars conjoin in Aquarius February 22. This is a new cycle of creativity that lasts until the next conjunction of Venus and Mars January 6, 2026. This is a beginning in love and friendship. Since this occurs in Aquarius, we are compelled to get out among groups of people in order to create more opportunities to connect. Broaden the scope of what you want and are willing to accept in terms of all sorts of relationships.

The Full Moon February 24 at 6:30 am CST at 5 degrees Virgo

This full Moon brings up the need to balance what is real and what is foolish. Virgo shows us the habits we need to change and how to utilize healthier behavior. With Venus in Aquarius square Jupiter in Taurus, fun and games are much more attractive than the responsibilities that beckon us. No, the world is not flat.

February 27 - 28

Mars in Aquarius is square Jupiter in Taurus.
Mercury and the Sun are conjunct Saturn in Pisces.
Mercury in Pisces is sextile Jupiter in Taurus.

The Sun and Mercury have moved into Pisces shifting us into uncertainty. Know there is always a light at the end of that tunnel. Mars and Jupiter together compel us to gather our forces to accomplish new projects and goals. Some of us will have to defend our actions while other of us take big risks for bigger rewards. Responsible actions now lay a foundation for success, but words must be used constructively without making threats. Power shifts are taking place as we replace manipulation with compassion.

Coming in March

The final days of winter and first spring days are charged with an eclipse and preparation for Mercury retrograde in April. Enjoy the peace that is available this month and prepare for a lively next few months.

Terms you will often read in the column
Trines are harmony
Squares are action and can be harsh
Oppositions are challenging and bring lessons
Conjunct is when two planets conjoin and their energy blends

Pluto in Aquarius 1777 - 1798
The American Revolution was won.
The French Revolution and the French Reign of Terror
The industrial revolution
The dollar became the currency of the United States