Astrology for February 2023
SUN, MOON & PLANETS THIS MONTH
note: all dates and times in this article are based on Universal Time Zone (UT)
YOUR ZODIAC SIGN THIS MONTH
Generally speaking, the strongest influences will come from:
1. the current position of your Ruling Planet and the aspects, patterns or connections it creates (see the list of ruling planets at the end of this post)
2. your Ruling Planet moving retrograde or direct
3. planets passing through your Zodiac Sign
4. New and Full Moons affecting your section of the Zodiac
PLANETARY PLACEMENTS & PATTERNS
Aquarius Season began on 20 January and continues until the 18th of this month when the Sun moves into the first water sign Pisces. February is a solar blend of air and water elements which enables us to combine intellect with imagination in order to create ground-breaking ideas about how to make the world a better place. But we will need to guard against a tendency to come up with idealistic visions which cannot be made to work in practice.
This article gives the highlights in this month’s astrological cycles. Invite them to guide and empower your manifestation projects and ask for their assistance when you struggle to cope with the harsher aspects of life on Planet Earth.
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.
Strong reactions can be triggered by planetary contacts and patterns made by the Moon while in your sign, which can throw you off guard. It is important to protect yourself from unwanted energies and influences and to channel your Moon magic into manifesting benevolent outcomes for yourself and your loved ones. Read more about the Movement of the Moon
MOON VOID OF COURSE phases
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 reap results or come to fruition.
THIS MONTH’S ASTROLOGY EVENTS
1 February Moon in Gemini squares Neptune in Pisces and trines Saturn in Aquarius. Hold fast to a sensible view of how you imagine current situations will evolve. Do not try to evade harsh truths because you would rather not think about them. It would be far more constructive to factor them into your plans for the future. 1 Feb UT 11:56 Moon goes void of course until UT 20:11 when Moon moves into Cancer.
1-4 February The Moon in Cancer squares Jupiter, Chiron & Eris in Aries and Ceres in Libra, trines Venus & Neptune in Pisces and South Node in Scorpio, and opposes Mercury & Pluto in Capricorn. Let yourself be supported by a strong sense of being constantly guided and protected by invisible forces from other dimensions of time and space. They operate on far higher frequencies than that of your earth plane existence but their benevolent presence provides you with the confidence and courage to navigate through tough times. Knowing that they stand at your shoulder, night and day, will carry you across the stormiest of seas to safety. 4 Feb UT 06:17 Moon goes void of course until UT 08:48 when Moon moves into Leo.
2-5 February Venus in Pisces trine South Node in Scorpio, square Mars in Gemini. Try not to be tempted by the urge to get things done as quickly as possible. Ticking tasks off your to-do list will bring a short-term sense of achievement but this action-focussed approach cannot provide you with the deep and lasting feeling of fulfilment you truly crave.
4 FEBRUARY CERES MOVES RETROGRADE IN LIBRA
If you feel there has not been sufficient sharing of caring within your relationships (whether personal or professional) then now is the time to renegotiate the amount of nurturing that is allocated to all sides involved. It is not easy to create an equal balance when you are assessing whose turn it is to be the carer and who the cared for, but at least you can discuss the options available when it comes to weighing up a fair exchange of energies. The attention you give to adjusting any inequalities which may exist between you should reap rich rewards.
4 February Sun in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus. The urge to evolve cannot be ignored so you will be wasting your time by trying to resist changes which must be made. But please do not put yourself under pressure to conform to anyone else’s idea of what to do and when to do it. The motivation to move forward must come from you alone.
4-6 February The Moon in Leo squares Nodes in Taurus & Scorpio, trines Jupiter, Chiron & Eris in Aries, squares Uranus in Taurus, opposes Sun & Saturn in in Aquarius. Your Inner Child healing process is reinforced by your determination not to be thrown off course by an unexpected turn of events. Remember that you have made it this far thanks to your own optimism, confidence, courage and tenacity. You have proved that you are strong enough to cope with anything that crosses your path! 6 Feb UT 14:13 Moon goes void of course until UT 21:13 when Moon moves into Virgo.
5 FEBRUARY FULL MOON IN LEO square Uranus in Taurus
This is the right time to celebrate and be proud of who you are and what you have accomplished so far. You have proved your potential, you are aware of your ability and you are ready to take your rightful place on the world stage.
An authentic sense of inner self-respect will sustain you as you move into the next phase of your personal quest to express your true nature by honouring the promise you were born to fulfil. It is important to honour your individuality and your God-given right to express the qualities and characteristics that are unique to you. There is no fate lying in wait to prevent you from living the life you choose to create for yourself.
5 February Jupiter in Aries opposing Ceres in Libra. If you are feeling frustrated by a surplus of projects, all of which carry the potential to bear fruit, your best option is to focus on one at a time. It should not take you long to weigh up which design will take you in the direction that is absolutely right for you.
6-10 February Mercury squares Eris in Aries and conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn. Any effort you put into confronting and releasing destructive thought patterns will have powerful, far-reaching results. Adopt a wise warrior stance and remember that you are fighting an inner force which works to sabotage your serenity.
6-9 February Moon in Virgo trines North Node & Uranus in Taurus and Mercury & Pluto in Capricorn, squares Mars in Gemini and opposes Venus & Neptune in Pisces. An unshakeable sense of trust in the tried and tested methods which have served you successfully in the past will get you where you want to go. This is not the time to mess about with sketchy visions, unproven ideas and unrealistic expectations of what can be achieved. 9 Feb UT 06:38 Moon goes void of course until UT 08:46 when Moon moves into Libra.
9-11 February Moon conjuncts Ceres in Libra, opposes Jupiter, Chiron & Eris in Aries, trines Mars in Gemini and Sun & Saturn in Aquarius, squares Pluto in Capricorn. You may feel that life gets easier when you invite pals, friends & kindred spirits to participate in your projects. You maintain overall control, but their communal presence and collective input alleviates the loneliness and challenge involved in trying to do everything all by yourself. 11 Feb UT 16:39 Moon goes void of course until UT 18:34 when Moon moves into Scorpio.
11 FEBRUARY 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.
11-14 February Moon conjuncts South Node in Scorpio, squares Mercury, Sun & Saturn in Aquarius and trines Venus & Neptune in Pisces. It is time to release any feelings of incompetence or inadequacy that may be holding you back. Please do not judge yourself by the worldly standards and ideals which are so alien to the dream your Soul set out to fulfil. 13 Feb UT 23:50 Moon goes void of course until 14 Feb UT 01:30 when Moon moves into Sagittarius.
14-16 February Moon in Sagittarius trines Jupiter, Chiron & Eris in Aries, opposes Mars in Gemini, squares Neptune & Venus in Pisces. All you need to know is that you are travelling a path which you willingly chose to follow. You were not coerced or deceived into embarking on this experience. Your Soul selected it, in a spirit of great optimism and adventure, in a state of total free will. 16 Feb UT 01:04 Moon goes void of course until UT 04:59 when Moon moves into Capricorn.
14-15 FEBUARY VALENTINE’S DAY Venus conjuncts Neptune in Pisces
Fall in love with your Soul Self. The One who holds you in the highest esteem, adores you unconditionally and always has your best interests at heart. Nothing you can do, think or say will ever break this eternal bond. Sometimes you catch a glimpse of it mirrored in another person’s eyes, but there is no substitute for the Real Romance that exists between you and You!
16 February Sun conjunct Saturn in Aquarius. This milestone event can be used to reinforce your confidence and conviction that you are well equipped to face the future. Any fears you may have should be countermanded by well-defined plans that put you ahead of the field when it comes to coping with challenge. It could be time to retire protocols and procedures you have relied on for a long time, especially if they take a traditional, old school approach. They will need to be updated and evolved, if not changed completely. This is your chance to turn your back on any negative judgements or criticisms which have blocked your progress in the past.
16-18 February Moon squares Ceres in Libra and Jupiter, Chiron & Eris in Aries, trines North Node & Uranus in Taurus and conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn. Personal empowerment emanates from your willingness to resist the temptation to take on too much, too soon. Wait patiently until you feel in your bones that you are totally prepared and really ready to travel the road which lies ahead of you. 18 Feb UT 04:16 Moon goes void of course until UT 05:34 when Moon moves into Aquarius.
16-21 February Mercury in Aquarius trines Ceres in Libra, squares North Node & Uranus in Taurus and South Node in Scorpio. Innovative ideas abound, spawning a series of creative projects involving collaboration between groups with shared ideals and interests. But it is important to build trust, especially if there has been a history of tribal or national betrayal. Mutual suspicion should not be allowed to sabotage the potential progress of this evolutionary era.
18-20 February Moon trines Ceres in Libra and Mars in Gemini, squares North Node & Uranus in Taurus, conjuncts Mercury & Saturn in Aquarius. It is difficult to build a dependable and sustainable long-term plan for the future when there is a diversity of designs, ideas and interests to consider and time appears to be running out. The answer is to trust that this is an evolutionary process, unfolding exactly as it should. 20 Feb UT 01:58 Moon goes void of course until UT 04:55 when Moon moves into Pisces.
18 FEBRUARY 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 through your imagination. 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 life 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.
20-22 February Moon in Pisces trines South Node in Scorpio, squares Mars in Gemini and conjuncts Neptune in Pisces. Please believe that you carry courageous genes, however weak or vulnerable you may perceive yourself to be. They have equipped you to cope with Life’s confusing ups & downs and twists & turns, empowering you with the ability to adapt to its constantly moving goalposts. 22 Feb UT 04:03 Moon goes void of course until UT 05:13 when Moon moves into Aries.
20 FEBRUARY NEW MOON IN PISCES
If your wish is to manifest anything in material form, you always have to start with a vision. Ideally, it will be one that inspires you and fills you with the desire to express your imagination. This New Moon can help you to create the design or blueprint from which to build. You are sowing the seeds for something that at present is just a dream. But over time it will blossom into an earth-plane expression of what your higher senses had foreseen for you.
The Moon moves on to trine South Node in Scorpio, square Mars in Gemini and conjunct Neptune in Pisces which suggests that whatever it is you are hoping to manifest can be helped along by the high frequency forces which channel support to you. Whether they be entities within your ancestral line or from your Soul group they await your invitation to be involved. This is not an excuse to sit back and let them do all the work however, as your input is the key ingredient that ensures your dream can be turned into reality.
20 FEBRUARY VENUS MOVES INTO ARIES
Do not be afraid to take the initiative, whether for yourself or in your dealings with other people. You may feel more comfortable in the role of co-pilot, but it will be good for you to sit in the driving seat and take your own decisions about where to go and why. Try not to fall into the trap of comparing your talents with anyone else’s. There is nothing like a dash of healthy competition to spur you on but things can take a wrong turn if you start to sense that your rivals have what it takes to triumph while you do not. Turn your attention to what you do best and focus on the enjoyment you get from expressing your natural gifts. You are the only person you need to win over. Once you have gained your own approval it becomes easier to attract the kind of attention you want from potential partners. They are drawn to your independent spirit and your ability to stay focussed on achieving the goals that motivate and excite you.
22 February Mercury in Aquarius trines Mars in Gemini. Innovative ideas are usually at least one step ahead of their time, which is why it takes a while for them to catch on. If you are an original thinker, give yourself permission to play around with ways of getting your message across in a language that can be understood by minds less advanced than your own.
22-24 February Moon conjuncts Venus, Jupiter, Chiron & Eris in Aries, opposes Ceres in Libra and squares Pluto in Capricorn. This is not the time to procrastinate, especially if you are dealing with deadlines. Stay focussed the key issue at stake, do not be distracted by alternatives. A confident, assertive approach will convince everyone (including you!) that you are in the driving seat of this situation. 24 Feb UT 07:20 Moon goes void of course until UT 08:28 when Moon moves into Taurus.
24 February Sun in Pisces trine South Node in Scorpio
“When we connect with our ancestors and put their wisdom into action, we are evolving our collective consciousness. We are transporting the ancient truths of our collective past and birthing them into our future. What we create out of those truths extends the wisdom of all those who have gone before us, and it provides a guide for all those who will follow.” Sherri Mitchell Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset
24 February Venus in Aries opposing Ceres in Libra. If you are looking for collaborators to support your creative project make sure they appreciate precisely what you wish to achieve. Do not be persuaded to agree with their viewpoints and opinions until you are certain that they coincide with yours.
24-26 February Moon conjuncts North Node & Uranus in Taurus, squares Mercury & Saturn in Aquarius and trines Pluto in Capricorn. So long as you feel sure that you have prepared a well-formed plan that is built to withstand most known forms of challenge and upheaval, do not be afraid to dig your heels in when you hear fearful stories about how unstable things are about to get. You may be listening to people who have left it too late to create viable coping mechanisms in spite of being warned that it would be wise to do so. 26 Feb UT 14:40 Moon goes void of course until UT 15:47 when Moon moves into Gemini.
26-28 February Moon trines Ceres in Libra, squares Sun in Pisces and conjuncts Mars in Gemini. Keep your communication style simple and direct. You can appreciate other peoples’ points of view and take their input into account without being distracted by it. Give clear answers to their questions and if you don’t have the information they seek, then say so.
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.
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