Important astrological energies for the month of February:
- New Moon with Sun and Moon in Aquarius on February 1, 2022.
- Mercury in Capricorn turns direct on February 3, 2022. Mercury in Aquarius turned retrograde on January 14, 2022 when it was in the sign of Aquarius. It re-entered the sign of Capricorn in retrograde motion on January 25, 2022. It will re-enter the sign of Aquarius on February 14, 2022.
- Full Moon with Sun in Aquarius and Moon in Leo on February 16, 2022.
- Jupiter sextile Uranus on February 17, 2022. This aspect occurs only once.
Consider New Ventures
By Misty Kuceris ©2022
During the month of February, you want to move forward with new ventures while still remaining cautious about situations in the world. This is especially obvious on February 1st when the new Moon occurs. With both the Sun and Moon in the sign of Aquarius you want to try new approaches to old situations. As a matter of fact, you’re open to new ideas. In addition, you don’t really feel like doing things on your own. You’d rather be involved with others as you seek out new experiences.
Still you want to proceed with caution as you consider any new ventures. This is because the new Moon is also forming a conjunction to Saturn and a square to Uranus. With the new Moon forming a conjunction to Saturn, you feel as if you could work well with authority figures. But, with the new Moon forming a square to Uranus, you don’t know if you can trust these authority figures. They may want to prevent you from making any changes because they feel the only right way is their way. Or, they may fear any changes you recommend could upset the current conditions. The best lesson to learn from this new Moon is that you need to move slowly as you start introducing changes to existing situation or start implementing your new ventures.
This need to move slowly as you make changes is emphasized when Mercury in Capricorn turns direct on February 3rd. It initially went retrograde in the sign of Aquarius on January 14th and re-entered the sign of Capricorn on January 25th. When it re-entered the sign of Capricorn, you found yourself re-evaluating your goals. You also wanted to discuss those goals with other people in your life as part of the re-evaluation process.
Now that Mercury is direct in the sign of Capricorn you realize that all the discussions you had about your goals were important. These discussions gave you a better understanding of how to implement your goals. Plus, you started building relationships with people who are willing to help you succeed.
As Mars, also in Capricorn, forms a sextile to Jupiter on February 4th, you are optimistic about your goals. You feel that you can achieve anything. You’re able to pull other people into your world of ideas. As a matter of fact, don’t be at all surprised to find that you’re in the right place at the right time. The only potential liability is that you have so much energy you make too many commitments.
When Mars forms the square to Chiron on February 6th, you realize that you made too many commitments on the 4th of February. Now it’s time to pull back from some, if not all, of those commitments. You don’t want to put yourself into a position where you’re either doing too much or making excuses for not being able to follow through on situations. In some ways the tension that you feel today can actually be useful because it forces you to make some choices and slow down.
Once again you feel a high level of energy on February 8th as Mars forms a trine to Uranus in the morning hours EST and Ceres enters the sign of Gemini in the evening hours EST.
You want to rush into situations when Mars forms a trine to Uranus. You don’t want to miss out on any opportunities. Yet, it’s more important to slow down, look around, and make an assessment before you actually to go forward. There’s a lot of new information you’re receiving that can help you move forward if you pay attention. There is a danger that you become so excited you don’t watch where you’re going. Or, you might decide, before considering all the facts, that the risk is worth the experience.
It helps that Ceres enters the sign of Gemini later in the day. You find that you want to discuss the strategies you’re considering. You want to get feedback from others. You also want to get your facts right. Still, you may feel impatient if other people are trying to tell you to wait a bit. Even if they have some solid reasons for giving you that advice, you’d rather not listen. But if they are telling you to wait, it means that something in your reasoning is either unclear or unsound. If several people start telling you to wait a bit, listen to their reasons and incorporate their information into your decisions.
If you waited, you may actually see why that was so important when Mercury forms a conjunction to Pluto of February 11th. This is the third, and last time, this conjunction occurs in this triad sequence. When it occurred for the first time on December 30, 2021 you started feeling as if other people were controlling your life and you weren’t controlling your own situation. So, that was a time when you needed to consider your goals and your relationships with others.
The second time this conjunction occurs was on January 28th when Mercury was retrograde. That was the time to determine whether you were pursuing the goals you wanted in life or you were pursuing the goals other people wanted for you.
Now that this conjunction is occurring for the third time and Mercury is once again direct, you realize that you have the answers to your initial questions. You know which goals you want and which goals others wanted for you. In some cases, you may even decide that, for family or professional reasons, some of those goals others want for you may be wise for you to pursue.
With Mercury re-entering the sign of Aquarius on February 14th, you’re happy to talk about your goals and the new ways that you want to approach them. You want other people in your life to not only support your goals but also help you achieve them. Right now you don’t want to do everything on your own because you realize others have something of value that they can add to your life.
Before the full Moon occurs on February 16th, Mercury forms a trine to Ceres and Mars forms a conjunction to Venus.
With Mercury forming the trine to Ceres, communications are very important. You want to solve problems. More importantly, you’re willing to compromise if that means you’ll find a better solution. What’s great is that other people are willing to listen to what you have to say. And, they are just as willing to compromise as you are.
You may have noticed that I wrote that Mars forms a conjunction to Venus rather than the tradition language of Venus forming a conjunction to Mars. This is intentional. Normally Venus is the faster moving planet. But not right now. Because Venus was retrograde and only recently turned direct, it’s still a bit on the slow side. For this reason, Mars is traveling faster than Venus and catching up to Venus. There is something metaphysical about this energy exchange.
You always feel more passion when Venus and Mars form a conjunction. But with Mars being the faster moving planet right now, you realize that any opportunities that occur need to be looked into immediately. You don’t want to miss out on something important. In addition, these opportunities will bring increased value into your life. There’s also an under current of impatience with this energy. You want to resolve problems with others immediately. You don’t want to put it off. This is also true for any milestone or goal you want to achieve right now. You don’t want to wait.
With the full Moon occurring a few hours later, you know that it’s time to end matters that are interfering with your ability to move on with your life. With the Sun in Aquarius and the Moon in Leo, you understand how important it is to be open to new concepts as well as get along with others. Both the Sun and Moon form square to the Moon’s Nodal Axis. This is where you can take the lessons learned from the past and apply them to the future. And, with the Moon’s South Node in Scorpio, don’t be at all surprised if some secrets are revealed or you find some missing information. What you do need to consider today is how other people’s values impact your life. More importantly, you may find that by understanding their values you can bring more value into your own life.
Throughout this month, you’ve had the opportunity to start new ventures and even resolve old problems. You’ve realized the importance of working with others. Or, if not working with others, you realize the importance of discussing your concepts with them and accepting their support. All of these realizations increase on February 17th as Jupiter forms a sextile to Uranus. Both Jupiter and Uranus represent the desire to push boundaries and try new things. They also represent the need to work with others when implementing new approaches to situations. With Jupiter in Pisces, you want to find a way to live your dreams. With Uranus in Taurus you want to make certain that your lifestyle is supporting your value system. Basically, this is a day where you may finally realize just how important it is to balance your spiritual nature with your daily approach to life. This can happen in so many different ways. You may be satisfied with your daily routine and you just want to find ways to embrace this satisfaction with family and friends. You may feel that you’re not getting the respect you deserve in your daily life and now you’re had enough. You need to move on. What is interesting is that you will find people who are supportive of your decisions with the next phase of your life.
As the Sun enters the sign of Pisces on February 18th, you feel a shift of energy that is so appropriate after Jupiter forming the sextile to Uranus the day before. You want to pull back from the external world. You become more introspective. You don’t want to rush out into the world. With the Sun forming a square to Ceres you’re concerned that other people may take advantage of you. Or, others may try to talk you out of some of your decisions.
Whether this concern that others may try to talk you out of some of your decisions is valid or not doesn’t matter. Whenever you go through a period of time where you either started or considered new ventures, you need to pull back. I call this going into an emotional plateau or a “leveling off.” So it helps that Mars forms a sextile to Neptune and Mercury forms a sextile to Chiron on February 23rd.
With Mars forming the sextile to Neptune, you may suddenly have fears surface that perhaps you’re making too many changes in your life too quickly. Or, you may feel a little confused about your direction in life. But that’s not at all surprising. Those old habits and old routines don’t like to let go so easily. In many ways they gave you a sense of comfort. Still, holding on to old behaviors can get in the way of your future successes.
So it makes sense on a metaphysical level that Mercury forms the last sextile to Chiron in this triad sequence which first occurred on January 9th. At that time you realized that some of your behaviors in life actually created problems rather than resolved situations. Those behaviors that created problems are often called self-defeating behaviors (SDBs). SDBs initially served a good purpose as you learned that behavior as a small child trying to protect yourself from the pain that adults could cause. Perhaps the pain you experience was associated with abandonment. So, to gain attention and get noticed you threw a temper tantrum or you started catering to the needs of others. As an adult getting noticed by either becoming angry (the adult form of a temper tantrum) or placating someone (the adult form of catering to the needs of others) could now cause you more harm than good.
When this sextile occurred for the second time on January 18th, Mercury was retrograde. This gave you an opportunity to review your SDBs. In some cases you may have realized that some of these behaviors were all right in certain situations, such as standing up for your needs when other people tried to take advantage of you. Or, you may have realized that you didn’t need to react with such emotional behavior when people were just going about their own routine and not intending to do you any harm.
Now with Mercury once again direct and forming the last sextile to Chiron, you realize that maintaining SDBs in your life can injure rather than help you. More importantly, you also realize that there are times when certain behaviors are appropriate and when to utilize those behaviors.
As the month of February starts drawing to a close, don’t be at all surprised if you still want to withdraw from the world as Venus forms a sextile to Neptune on February 24th. But at the same time you want to make those changes in your life and implement your new ventures as Mercury forms a square to Uranus later in the day.
With Venus forming the sextile to Neptune, you want to enjoy your dreams. You want to relax. You don’t see the need to go running off into the world. Instead, you find that you can think about what you value and decide the best way to balance what you value with how you want to exist in this world.
In addition to enjoying your dreams, you want to approach life creatively. You want to take advantage of doing things in a different, but beautiful manner. Plus you want other people to support you just as you want to support them.
With Mercury forming the square to Uranus later in the day you may feel some stress with the ideas that seem to be popping into your head. You wonder if perhaps you’re asking too much of yourself as you consider new ways to approach your daily routine. But the reality is that you are open to new ideas even if you don’t necessary feel ready to implement them all. And, while you want other people to join you in any new situation, you don’t want them to dictate the terms of your involvement. You want to make your own decisions. So yes, it is time to consider new ventures as you remain cautious about situations in the world. And yes, you may need to go through this period of plateauing for a few days or perhaps even another month. If that’s the case, that’s all right. Take your time if you need to before you move on your new ventures.
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