2024 Astrology for February
SUN, MOON & PLANETS THIS MONTH
note: all dates and times in this article are based on Universal Time Zone (UT)
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PLANETARY PLACEMENTS & PATTERNS for FEBRUARY 2024
Aquarius Season began on 20 January and continues until the 19th of this month when the Sun moves into the third water sign Pisces. February is a solar blend of air and water elements which enables us to integrate the energies of intellect and intuition. By using our collective imaginations to dream up visions of beautiful, benevolent possibilities and suddenly seeing how to order, explain and implement the ideas in technical terms we can start to fulfil the amazing ability which has been bequeathed to us by the super-creative combination of Aquarius & Pisces energies.
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”Arthur C. Clarke
Your Zodiac Sign This Month
The strongest influences to your birth sign will come from:
- planets passing through your Zodiac Sign
- New and Full Moons affecting your section of the Zodiac
- the current placement of your Ruling Planet and the connections it creates
- your Ruling Planet moving retrograde or direct
(see the list of ruling planets at the end of this post)
Movement of the Moon
The Moon passes through your Zodiac Sign 1-2 times per month. Because La Luna affects your moods and emotions you may find that your feelings are more sensitive when she is in your sector of the zodiac. Your instincts are intensified at this time, and you are at your most intuitive and imaginative. Read more about the MOVEMENT OF THE MOON
MOON VOID OF COURSE phases are when the Moon makes no more astrological connections to any planet before it moves into the next zodiac sign. Traditional astrology believes that anything important which is initiated during these times is unlikely to come to full fruition or reap the results that are anticipated, or hoped for. Download this month’s void of course times & dates here.
1-4 February MOON IN SCORPIO square Pluto & Sun in Aquarius, trine Saturn & Neptune in Pisces, opposing Jupiter & Uranus in Taurus.
The potential to evolve your earthbound energy field from its present state of semi-consciousness into a fully empowered awareness of your True Identity is awaiting activation. A profound lack of trust in the super-human scope of your Soul’s magical properties is all that is holding you back.
4-6 February MOON IN SAGITTARIUS square Saturn & Neptune in Pisces, trine Chiron, North Node & Eris in Aries, conjunct Ceres in Sagittarius.
The free and joyful expression of your feisty, fertile productivity is probably the most rewarding experience you will encounter on your self healing adventure. Please do not allow those miserly and miserable wet blankets doubt and fear prevent you from embracing every opportunity to express your urge to create.
5 February PLANET MERCURY MOVES INTO AQUARIUS
This placement is great for learning something completely new, changing your view of things and coming up with outside-the-box ideas. It is time to take a detached look at your situation, especially if you sense that you are stuck in a rather boring rut. Watch out for abrupt alterations to existing information due to sudden shifts in opinion and pay attention when you are out and about in case of unexpected or accidental events. Mercury in Aquarius is helpful if you are hoping to connect with kindred spirits (possibly from very different backgrounds to your own) in your neighbourhood, and should support your attempts to network within group or team settings.
Almost immediately after moving into Aquarius, Mercury meets up with potent Pluto. This combination gives a powerful boost to all forms of communication, but especially the thoughts, words and ideas created by communes and collectives. The Peoples of Planet Earth are ready to raise their united voice against all aspects of abuse and oppression and the moment to send out their message has arrived.
5-8 February Planetary Placements & Patterns
Uranus in Taurus trine Venus in Capricorn, square Sun in Aquarius
Venus in Capricorn square Chiron & North Node in Aries
Mars in Capricorn square Eris in Aries
Sun in Aquarius trine South Node in Libra
Change is definitely in the air, but there is strong resistance to the evolution it offers. Old school values are standing in the way of progress, particularly those that prize material wealth above individual ability. The era of ownership is on its way out and the time when possessions fail to impress has been reached. But we are faced with a stubborn sector who refuse to give up their privileged positions without a fight. Their selfish need for status is a source of painful wounds which now demand to be healed.
6-8 February MOON IN CAPRICORN trine Jupiter & Uranus in Taurus, square Chiron, North Node & Eris in Aries, conjunct Venus & Mars in Capricorn.
The sort of self respect which relies on the results you have gained through the wise use of your unique talents and abilities is what to aim for. The realisation that everything you have is thanks to your own effort, patience and persistence carries a self-healing quality which bank accounts filled with money cannot match.
7 February DWARF PLANET CERES MOVES INTO CAPRICORN
Structured Capricorn enables fertile Ceres to channel her creative energies into projects which, with judicious nurturing, are guaranteed to achieve lasting success. Ceres in Capricorn can help you formulate carefully constructed plans and strategies with well defined phases of growth. These clearly marked stages make it easier to stick to a schedule that honours the true nature and richness of your design by allowing full fruition to be reached in its own time, in its own way. Patience and persistence are the ingredients which will ensure that you reap a highly respectable harvest.
8-10 February MOON IN AQUARIUS conjunct Pluto, Mercury & Sun (New Moon) in Aquarius, square Jupiter & Uranus in Taurus, trine South Node in Libra.
Try not to be put off by how far something pushes you out of your comfort zone. Embrace the opportunity to evolve and know that your ancestors are standing at your shoulder, cheering you on! There is absolutely no need to put yourself under pressure, as changing and raising your level of consciousness is an organic process which must be allowed to happen in its own time.
9 February NEW MOON IN AQUARIUS
Your intentions should be focussed on the future. It is time to sow the seeds for projects that could continue to reap rewards many years from now. Ideally, your plans will contain an original element or incorporate evolutionary updates, even if you are working with something which has already proved to be successful. Do not be afraid to experiment with innovative models, ideas and concepts in order to bring a cutting edge to your design. The element of originality will help your scheme to stand out by giving it a novelty factor.
Because this airy Aquarian lunation is challenged by its ruling planet Uranus in earthy Taurus, ideas for start ups which focus on ecology & environment might be on trend. The time for tinkering around the edges of climate change is passed. If we don’t move soon enough, the Earth surely will!
10 February 2024-28 January 2025
YEAR OF THE WOOD DRAGON
This exotic blend of fearsome mythical animal and the most revered form of plant life suggests that we could be in for an interesting year ecologically speaking. Will humanity’s collective dragon spirit rise up in defence of rapidly declining rain forests, or will the reptiles among us continue to insist that it is perfectly ok to carry on selfishly devouring the resources of our home planet? Perhaps the time has come to run a fresh series of scientific/artificial intelligence models examining how and why the dinosaurs became extinct!
10-12 February MOON IN PISCES conjunct Saturn & Neptune in Pisces.
The perception that you do not deserve for your dreams to come true is entirely false. Your Soul has an endless supply of beautiful, benevolent visions for you to manifest in 3D reality. But they can come in the form of a jigsaw puzzle with no image on the box because it is up to you to figure out how the pieces of your picture should fit together!
10-12 February Planetary Placement & Patterns
Mercury in Aquarius square Jupiter in Taurus
Venus in Capricorn square Eris in Aries
Be a bit careful before you blurt out your radical forecasts on where things are likely to end up if the need for urgent and necessary change is ignored. There is no doubt that you are right, but try to avoid antagonising authority figures who might make life difficult for you. You can speak the truth in such a way that you gain rather than lose brownie points from people who could contribute to your cause.
12-14 February MOON IN ARIES square Ceres & Venus in Capricorn, conjunct Chiron, North Node & Eris in Aries.
Your self-healing process benefits from your willingness to go it alone through key stages of your creative projects. You will earn the world’s recognition and respect eventually, but for the time being the motivation to carry on climbing originates with You. Your commitment creates its own momentum and is the driving force behind the achievement of your goals.
13 February PLANET MARS MOVES INTO AQUARIUS
Your focus is on goals that are oriented towards the future. At present, they may possess a utopian ahead-of-their time quality which makes them seem unreachable or impossible to achieve. Technology could play a key role in getting your aims off the ground especially if it enables you to experiment, improvise, innovate and invent new ways of getting things done. You are not keen to be hampered by orthodox methods which probably feel far too prescriptive and restrictive for your liking. They belong to another era. The time has come to break away from old-school, backward-looking conventions. All the same it is important not to ignore tried and tested methods as they could provide you with the short cuts and springboards that will get you where you want to go much faster than if you tried to reconfigure something which already has a proven success record.
Shortly after moving into Aquarius, Mars bumps into powerful Pluto. This intense combination could trigger an atmosphere of righteous rebellion which should be channelled with extreme care. Even though the ultimate and highly desirable goal is transformation and renewal, the need to limit long term damage, drama and fallout from any upheaval involved is paramount.
14 February 2024 VALENTINES DAY
“You don’t have to be cool to rule my worldPrince
Ain’t no particular sign I’m more compatible with
I just want your extra time and your kiss”
14-16 February MOON IN TAURUS square Pluto, Mars, Mercury & Sun in Aquarius, trine Ceres in Capricorn, conjunct Jupiter & Uranus in Taurus.
You can make huge progress with creative projects, provided you are prepared to sustain your commitment to their long term success. Material with an original, cutting edge quality which until now has seemed out of synch with the Zeitgeist could finally find its true time and place. Your enemy is lack of trust in your potential to act as an effective channel for collective consciousness.
15-17 February Planetary Placements & Patterns
Mercury in Aquarius
trine South Node in Libra, square Uranus in Taurus
Ideas that change the course of history could be a form of communication along a continuum where neither time nor space exist. The origins of those light bulb over the head moments might be messages from anywhere and everywhere within the realms of cosmic consciousness. Presumably their purpose is to assist and support our evolutionary process here on Planet Earth. If so, then we should welcome their arrival with open arms.
16-19 February MOON IN GEMINI trine Pluto, Venus, Mars, Mercury & Sun in Aquarius, square Saturn & Neptune in Pisces, trine South Node in Libra.
Communication of all kinds carries a powerful punch, so please be aware that some data is definitely calculated to frighten and confuse you. Steer clear of manipulative messaging and invoke guidance from high frequency sources to help you process the propaganda. You will soon be able to see the dividing lines between truth and fiction.
16 February PLANET VENUS MOVES INTO AQUARIUS
Considering innovative ways to apply your talents and abilities could give you access to new admirers, possibly within group settings. Appreciative friends may prove to be your top ambassadors. If you are looking for love, situations involving teams, tribes and technology might be where potential partners are waiting to be found. Seek out kindred spirits who share your values and ideals as something that starts out on a platonic note could turn into a closer connection. Even though you may not care much about material matters you must admit they provide you with the personal freedom you value so highly, which is sustained by an income that matches your outgoings. Your unique talents can be used to maintain a financial balance which guarantees that you do not lose your liberty.
The day after she arrives in Aquarius, Venus honours her date to meet up with Pluto. The marriage between these two planets could create quite dramatic changes in our approach to collective collaboration, particularly in regards to updating and future proofing our current means of managing and sharing resources. Hidden agendas which work behind the scenes to destroy hopes for a truly democratic world could be counterbalanced by a wave of “We the People” demands for freedom, fairness and equality.
19-21 February MOON IN CANCER opposing Ceres in Capricorn, trine Saturn & Neptune in Pisces, square North Node, Chiron & Eris in Aries.
When you are fully immersed in creative mode, try not to be distracted by worldly prospects and purposes. The pressure which comes from perceptions of what you should be aiming to achieve spoils the spontaneity and enthusiasm of your emotional input. Your principle goal must be personal fulfilment before anything else, otherwise what is the point?
19 February THE SUN MOVES INTO PISCES
Now you have gained your sense of direction and an inkling of how you wish your year to work out, it is time to tune into the Guidance that flows to you from Sources unseen. This other-worldly energy will inspire and protect you as you realise your dreams in material form. The Sun’s force is tempered by the water element of Pisces, which is why you may be feeling rather more emotional, sensitive and vulnerable than usual. Sleep as much as you can as it is important to retreat from the harsher aspects of your earth plane existence whenever possible. Give free reign to your imagination by allowing it to generate images, impressions and insights that may seem fanciful but which actually contain the basic ingredients for a blueprint designed to help you manifest your ideal life. The energy is ethereal. It cannot be forced into clear cut forms until it is ready to be defined in earthly terms. Until then, you must believe that it will eventually crystallise into the shape your Soul has chosen for it.
On the same day as the Sun’s ingress into Pisces, Asteroid Chiron forms a close conjunction with the North Node in Aries, thereby reinforcing the Wounded Warrior archetype within Humanity. Most of us have faced and fought painful experiences in our lives, which enables us to empathise with others and encourage them as they struggle to survive through their own difficult times.
21-24 February 2024 MOON IN LEO opposing Pluto, Venus & Mars in Aquarius, square Jupiter & Uranus in Taurus, trine North Node, Chiron & Eris in Aries.
Your self-confidence could be compromised by a sense of being overwhelmed by what seems to be unfolding in the world around you. Do not be tempted to undervalue your own importance in the overall scheme of things. Your presence on Planet Earth is a very valuable Gift with unique and special qualities that can never be replaced. Your contribution to this evolutionary experiment is highly significant and should be a source of personal honour and pride.
22-28 February Planetary Placements & Patterns
Venus conjunct Mars in Aquarius square Jupiter in Taurus
Sun, Mercury & Saturn conjunct in Pisces
All kinds of wonderfulness can happen under the influence of these amazing energies, so long as you are prepared to go with the flow. The principle of the future being created in the present is truer than ever, but there is a magic ingredient which makes things happen and that is your trust in the process. If you place too much emphasis on the importance of how, why, where and when to expect results, you will lose contact with your intuitive input which is the major source of guidance and inspiration for manifesting your dreams on the Earth Plane.
23 February MERCURY MOVES INTO PISCES
Most of your more enlightened ideas are likely to originate from your imagination and be inspired by dreams and visions. As they will probably be far more interesting and entertaining than ordinary life, you could get lost in them. Gazing out of the window when you are supposed to be concentrating on the task in hand could get you into trouble, in more ways than one! You may be feeling more sleepy than usual, so make sure you allow plenty of switch-off time. It is possible that your most amazing insights will come to you while you are in the REM state, dozing or meditating. But however clear the image may be at the instant you receive it, you might not be able to remember some of the more intricate details when you wake up or come back to consciousness. Keeping a dream diary could be a solution.
24-26 February MOON IN VIRGO opposing Mercury, Sun (NEW MOON), Saturn & Neptune in Pisces, trine Ceres in Capricorn, trine Jupiter & Uranus in Taurus.
Organisational skills come into their own by helping you to cope with lack of clarity and focus. Set yourself up to deal with as many options and outcomes as possible by creating basic templates which can be adjusted to suit whichever subject and situation that happens to crop up on your timetable for the day in question. You will be pleasantly surprised by just how versatile you actually are.
24 February FULL MOON IN VIRGO
This is the perfect time to consolidate on the effort you have contributed up until now, culminating in the present moment. You deserve to reap the rewards of your labour. Give yourself credit for what you have achieved, even if the results appear relatively modest. Your main concern should be that you feel satisfied with how things are going. Your project is a work in progress which you will continue to bring to perfection in a variety of ways and forms.
26-29 February MOON IN LIBRA trine Pluto, Mars & Venus in Aquarius, square Ceres in Capricorn, conjunct South Node in Libra, opposing Chiron & Eris in Aries.
Your diplomacy skills are enhanced and empowered, thanks to the personal talents and attributes passed down to you through your ancestral line. They enable you to anticipate the likely plans and actions of other parties so that you are fully prepared to deal intelligently and impressively with whatever strategy they choose to implement.
29 February-2 March MOON IN SCORPIO square Pluto, Mars & Venus in Aquarius, trine Saturn, Sun, Mercury & Neptune in Pisces, opposing Jupiter & Uranus in Taurus.
Trust in your own instincts will carry you through turbulent, transformational times. Do not let unexpected or extreme events undermine your conviction that you will be safely guided to the most benevolent outcomes, regardless of any disorder and disruption you might witness taking place in the outside world.
Planetary Rulers of Zodiac Signs
Planet Mars rules Aries, Planet Venus rules Taurus & Libra, Planet Mercury rules Gemini & Virgo, The Moon rules Cancer, The Sun rules Leo, Planet Pluto rules Scorpio, Planet Jupiter rules Sagittarius, Planet Saturn rules Capricorn, Planet Uranus rules Aquarius and Planet Neptune is ruler of Pisces. More about ZODIAC SIGNS and their Rulers.