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Aquarius Season began on 20 January and continues until 18th of this month, when the Sun moves into Pisces. February is a blend of air and water elements that create a combination of intellect and imagination which enables us to give birth to ground-breaking visions.
The astrology for February highlights this as a good time to turn innovative ideas into pragmatic schemes that could provide the bedrock for viable progress well into the future. These plans should be systematically checked and analysed to confirm their ability to withstand the test of time.
While this energy carries a vivid streak of excitement, its nature is untamed and unpredictable. It could bring wild weather, the fallout from which might spur humanity on to formulate truly sustainable ways of protecting both the economy and the environment.
This New Moon takes place within 3 degrees of Saturn in Aquarius and 92 degrees away from Uranus in Taurus. The energy is very definitely ground-breaking and the mood is rather edgy. While it favours progressive change, the form such changes take is likely to be far from comfortable.
If you are starting something at this time, please ensure that its foundations are built on firm ground and that it will be capable of passing through a series of ups and downs. This uneven prospect should not be feared but rather welcomed as a way of testing the long term feasibility of your project. Any criticism you receive, especially from people with more experience than yourself, should be taken seriously as it could provide wisdom that will help to prevent you from making unnecessary mistakes.
I would advise you to establish a mood of cautious expectation, assuming much the same sort of approach a heavily guarded space walker would take when climbing carefully along the outside of their craft checking that all items of technological equipment were functioning correctly. You are breaking new ground but at the same time, you are observing the precise protocols and procedures which are designed to safeguard the success of your venture.
We have reached the end of a three week period of Mercury moving Retrograde. While there are bound to have been some hitches, glitches and mixed messages to aggravate your life, no doubt you have also made good use of the chance to rethink some aspects of your strategies for achieving successful outcomes.
Mercury Retrograde is great for proofing and editing your ideas as well as correcting mistakes that you might have missed. If you are embarked on a training course that was starting to seem too boring or difficult, Mercury Retrograde moving direct in the disciplined sign of Capricorn could help to re-engage your interest as well as your determination to persevere with your studies.
If you experienced a noticeable drop off in demand for your products or services while Mercury was moving Retrograde, you might now begin to see an upturn in enquiries within your profession, industry or field. Hopefully you will have put any slowdown to good use by continuing to prepare for the time when your business picks up again.
4-6 February Sun conjunct Saturn in Aquarius, Mars in Capricorn square Chiron in Aries. This energy should reinforce your ability to persevere, enabling you to cope with unexpected obstacles, difficulties and delays. Self-discipline is the all important factor when it comes to combatting painful problems. It is vital not to give in to the sense that you are being singled out for harsh treatment. On the contrary, it is far more constructive to approach the situation as if you had deliberately factored it into your long term strength-building programme as a boot camp in staying power.
8 February Mars in Capricorn trine Uranus in Taurus. Tenacity improves with testing, and what better way to enhance your endurance than by trying it out in situations where you are constantly having to cope with instability and changing circumstances. You will soon become adept in the art of anticipating obstacles!
The Goddess of Fertility moves into communication mode, ready and willing to support your efforts to get your message across and render the results you reap more rewarding. Ceres can instruct you in the art of setting step by step stages within the productive process.
These well defined phases help to foster and sustain healthy growth. First comes the seeding of your idea. Your vision should be planted in a fertile environment which encourages it to germinate. Feed it with faith, water it with love. Do not be afraid to prune unruly shoots which create diversions that detract from your original design.
11-12 February Mercury conjunct Pluto in Capricorn trine North Node in Taurus. This energy is helpful if you have something serious on your mind. While you do not want to obsess about your subject, it would be wise to confront the truth of the matter even though it may be difficult for you to come to terms with. The potential is to gain crucial experience that will strengthen and empower you. This is a lesson that, once learned, will never have to be repeated.
Continue your contact with people who are teaching you to think outside the box. It is possible that your more unusual or innovative ideas which until now seemed to be ignored, probably because they were slightly ahead of their time, are coming into their own and beginning to resonate with a more receptive group of kindred spirits.
If you felt forced to break links with a specific source of information or style of communication, this could be a good time to re-connect. It may be that you can simply pick up where you left off. Alternatively you might find that the subject matter has evolved, or taken on fresh perspectives which are more inline with your own way of thinking.
VALENTINE’S DAY TIP If you are looking for love a good place to start would be within some sort of networking, discussion or educational group (physical or virtual), in a sales situation or on a short-distance journey. It might help to introduce yourself as friendly yet quirky and unconventional. Pluto in Capricorn trine North Node in Taurus suggests that presenting an above-board, honest, natural, simple style from the outset has the potential to achieve meaningful results and form the foundations for enduring outcomes.
This full Moon will be super supportive if you have been prioritising the fulfilment of your life purpose. There could be a real sense of progress – of pulling away from outworn behaviour patterns which, until now, have exerted a strong hold over you.
Your success in dragging yourself out of a deep rut should fill you with pride and joy. It has not been easy and you deserve to feel more confident as you move towards a future which should look far less challenging and complicated than the past you are leaving behind.
Your integrity, loyalty and commitment have paid off and you are now released from a heavy-duty situation – rather like trudging through a dark tunnel with no end in sight. Life can be lighter from here on, and there is the promise of pleasure and enjoyment ahead of you.
Mercury in Aquarius trine Ceres in Gemini, Venus conjunct Mars in Capricorn. I would like to imagine that you will be ready to direct your newfound self-respect into exciting new projects which enable you to demonstrate how you have patiently coaxed the best out of your natural talents and abilities, and taken them to an impressive level of competency and expertise.
Now that you have gained some sense of direction of how you want 2022 to work out, it is time to tune into the guidance that flows to you through your dreams and visions. 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 life whenever possible.
This is the perfect time to give free reign to your imagination by allowing it to generate images, impressions and insights that could seem fanciful but which actually contain the basic ingredients for a blueprint of how to manifest the ideal life for you. 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 20 February the Sun in Pisces forms a square to Ceres in Gemini which warns against overwhelming yourself with an excess of information. While it is wonderful to have easy access to a library full of ideas, it is not practically possible to entertain them all at once. Let your intuition lead you to the subject that is likely to reward you with the richest harvest, then offer it your concentrated energy and undivided attention.
25 February Mercury in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus. What makes the process of evolving an innovative idea so exciting is that there are no known outcomes! Breaking new ground means having to cope with whatever comes up. As its very nature is unexpected it is not possible to predict what it will be or how it will behave. You are in a constant state of surprise and you should remain ready to change any preconceived views or expectations of what will be revealed.
26-28 February Venus and Mars in Capricorn square Eris in Aries. Mars in Capricorn trines North Node in Taurus. If you are able to stick to the strategies and schedules you have put in place without being driven off course by the aggressive actions of potential competitors I would say that your success is guaranteed. Do not be tempted to imitate the short-term, fast-firing schemes of your rivals because frankly, the carefully constructed plans you promote could be far more fruitful in the long run.
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