February 2013 – Introspection is Good

Important energies for the month of February 2013:

  • Ceres in Gemini turns stationary direct on February 4, 2013;
  • Mercury enters the sign of Pisces and a major stellium begins on February 5, 2013. This stellium doesn’t end until March 21, 2013;
  • New Moon with Sun and Moon in Aquarius occurs on February 10, 2013;
  • The Pisces stellium is very intense on February 11, 2013 when the Moon is also in Pisces;
  • Mercury in Pisces turns stationary retrograde on February 23, 2013 until March 17, 2013; and
  • Full Moon with Sun in Pisces and Moon in Virgo occurs on February 25, 2013.

Introspection is Good

By Misty Kuceris ©2013

The sign of Pisces is going to be very important during the month of February. As planets shift and change signs, a stellium in Pisces will be formed that lasts through the entire month and into March 2013. This stellium will actually form a square to Jupiter, a sextile to Pluto, and a trine to Saturn. This sequence of events is important. With planets in Pisces, energy moves a lot more slowly than you’re used to. Because this energy moves more slowly, you’ll be able to understand situations better. You may feel frustrated when the planets form a square to Jupiter because you want to move faster. As the planets shift and form a sextile to Pluto and a trine to Saturn, you’ll actually be glad of the slower pace. It will be easier to focus on your goals and aspirations. You’ll be able to use your personal sense of power and as well as information from the past to create a new and better future.

With so many of the planets entering the sign of Pisces during February, don’t be surprised if this is a wet month when it comes to weather. Expect storms that bring in rains and sleet. Depending on where you live, you may not see as much snow fall. Instead, you may see more ice than snow.

As the month starts, Mars enters the sign of Pisces on February 1st. Mars is not really comfortable in the sign of Pisces. Pisces wants to retreat and find solace in privacy. Mars wants to move forward and generate energy. But when Mars is in the sign of Pisces, it’s difficult for you to generate energy. You feel lethargic. You want to spend more time enjoying your private moments.

Less than one hour after Mars enters the sign of Pisces, Venus enters the sign of Aquarius. Venus can be very erratic in the sign of Aquarius. On one hand you want to try and save the world. On the other hand, you feel weary because the world doesn’t really care about being saved. So, you don’t know whether it’s better to be involved in social organizations that can improve life or whether it’s better to go your own way. Because the energy is moving into Pisces this month, you’ll probably decide that it’s better to just keep to yourself.

Ceres, which went stationary retrograde on October 31, 2012, turns stationary direct on February 4th. When Ceres was retrograde, many people felt they needed to protect their turf rather than listen and compromise, especially with Ceres being in Gemini. Now with Ceres turning stationary it is easier for you and other people to find common ground. You’ll spend time listening to each other. You’ll find ways to understand each other.

Political deals between November 2012 and January 2013 didn’t work out because everyone was busy protecting their turf. But now that will change. Politicians will find that they have to make some concessions to get what they want in the long run.

Later in the day, on February 4th, Mars forms a conjunction to Neptune. This is not the easiest day if you have to get a lot of things done. You just don’t feel like it. You’d rather snuggle up in a nice safe place and enjoy being with yourself. You don’t want to deal with people because you’re feeling as if they are trying to impose their ideas on you. But, you can use this day to do special things for yourself. Perhaps take a spa day. Or just soak in the tub since both Mars and Neptune are in a water sign.

When Mercury enters the sign of Pisces on February 5th, the Pisces stellium begins. Involved in this stellium at this point are Mercury, Mars, Neptune, and Chiron. Again, Mercury doesn’t really feel comfortable in the sign of Pisces since facts aren’t always clear. But, this is a great day to meditate. While you may have difficulty focusing on details, you won’t have difficulty coming up with creative ideas. Just don’t push those ideas. Let them surface gently.

February 6th could be an interesting day. Venus forms a sextile to Uranus and Mercury forms a conjunction to Neptune. You could meet some interesting people. They won’t be the type of individuals that you normally associate with. They may present some new concepts which could help you see things from a different perspective. Still, be cautious. With Mercury forming a conjunction to Neptune you could easily be deceived. You may be hearing what you want to hear rather than what is really being said. Since Venus forming the sextile to Uranus indicates potential erratic behavior, especially concerning finances, this is not a good day to negotiate any contracts or make any major purchases. You’re better off waiting another day or two.

Things become more optimistic on February 7th when Venus forms a trine to Jupiter. This could be a lucky day for you, especially if you have some important planets in either Aquarius or Gemini. Also, your interactions with others should go very well. Your charisma is extremely high. You may meet a new individual that can help you with your career. Or, you may meet someone who could turn into a good long-term relationship. Even the financial news is good today.

On February 9th, Mercury forms a square to Jupiter. This will be the pattern for planets entering the sign of Pisces. The first major aspect they will form is this square to Jupiter. You may feel as if you need to get things done very quickly, especially situations which involve legal matters. Your brain may feel like it wants to explode because the thoughts are coming so quickly. But, you need to be careful. You don’t want to be chasing unrealistic dreams. And, you want to make certain that you have all the facts. If you move too quickly, you’ll miss some important information. It’s better if you try to go as slowly as you can.

The new Moon which occurs on February 10th has two important energies: Aquarius and Pisces. It has the energy of Aquarius because both the Sun and Moon are in Aquarius. It has the energy of Pisces because Neptune, Mars, Mercury, and Chiron are all in the sign of Pisces. This new Moon focuses on the importance of maintaining your individuality and knowing when it’s best for you to keep information to yourself. New ideas will surface, especially creative ideas. You’ll get a better understanding of how to look at things from a different perspective. The news will be interesting as well. With the energies in the signs of Aquarius and Pisces, hidden information will be revealed. Don’t be surprised if some form of a scandal is revealed in the media.

Mars forms its square to Jupiter on February 10th less than one hour after the new Moon and Mercury forms a conjunction to Chiron a few hours later. You may feel like rushing into situations. You may feel like you have all the answers. But you need to be careful. Because you feel a high adrenalin rush, you may start doing things and suddenly find that you don’t have the energy to finish anything. Be very cautious with your words. This is not the time to try and justify your behavior. You may say something that you regret later. People may not understand what you’re trying to convey and may use your words against you.

Emotionally, February 11th could be a very intense day. The Moon is in Pisces and becomes part of the stellium created by Neptune, Mars, Chiron, and Mercury. Meanwhile, Venus forms a square to Saturn. If you said too much the previous day, you’ll really regret it today. You’ll start judging yourself very harshly. It may also be difficult for you to understand why something is important to another individual. The best way to use the energy of this day is to sit back, review your projects, and see if you’re being realistic about your approach. You’ll be able to find the balance between your dreams and your practical needs.

You feel more in balance as the energy starts slowing down on February 12th. Mercury forms a sextile to Pluto and a trine to Saturn while Mars forms a conjunction to Chiron. It will be easier for you to focus on things. You’ll be able to set priorities and understand your limitations. It will be easy to develop realistic goals.

Negotiating will also be easy. You’ll hear what the other person is saying. You’ll feel compassion for that person’s point of view even if you don’t agree with it. If you had arguments with another individual in the past, you might want to reach out to that person because you will be able to resolve old problems and forgive each other.

The ability to maintain focus continues on February 15th when Mars forms a sextile to Pluto and on February 16th when Mars forms a trine to Saturn. When Mercury formed the sextile to Pluto and trine to Saturn on February 12th, you had mental clarity. Now you’ll find that you have physical clarity as well. There’s still that desire to spend more time with yourself because Mars is in Pisces, but now you’re willing to let people into your inner circle. You know who you can trust. You can move forward with your plans and not have to push other people out of the way. You may even find that other people are willing to follow your lead.

As the Sun enters Pisces on February 18th, the energy of the Pisces stellium intensifies. Now you need to make certain that you are taking care of yourself. Trying to follow other people will be confusing because they don’t know what they want. If you stay true to your ideals, you will know what you need to do.

A few hours after the Sun enters Pisces, Saturn in Scorpio turns stationary retrograde. This may actually help the energy of the Pisces stellium. With Saturn turning retrograde, you need to be grounded. Although things won’t happen as fast as you like, you’ll be more realistic about your goals and your achievements. Saturn will be retrograde until July 8, 2013.

Mercury also turns stationary retrograde on February 23rd. This will be an interesting Mercury retrograde period which will last until March 17, 2013. Mercury in Pisces already indicates that you tend to be more private with your thoughts. You need to internalize what you hear before you can act on it. With Mercury retrograde this need to internalize information becomes even more important.

Unfortunately, because Mercury is in Pisces, it will be easier for you to lose things, like important paperwork. You may even forget to balance your checkbook which could lead to some other problems. Be very careful with your finances during this retrograde period. If at all possible, try to get things organized in your life before this retrograde occurs. Try to create some sort of plan that lets you just float through this time period.

When the full Moon, with Sun in Pisces and Moon in Virgo, occurs on February 25th, life can seem very erratic. Information is misleading. The stock market is erratic. People are scattered. No one really knows what to do.

Full Moon times periods usually mean that you have to let go of things that don’t work in your life. However, with this full Moon you really don’t know what to let go of. If at all possible, try and take a spa day. Try to do artistic and create things with your life. Go with the flow.

This full Moon forms a square to Jupiter and therefore creates a mutable T-square. Mutability is the energy of transformation and transmutation. Either the trickster emerges who leads you astray, or the chameleon emerges who lets you make changes in your life without injury. Basically, there are things that need to change in your life. The more scattered you feel, the more you may need to focus and make those changes.

A few hours after the full Moon, Venus enters the sign of Pisces. Now there are six energy points (Venus, Neptune, Sun, Chiron, Mars, and Mercury retrograde) in the sign of Pisces. Venus normally likes the energy of Pisces. You feel compassion for other people. You are willing to help out. You want to see and feel the beauty of the world. Because you want to see the good in other people, you try to take them at their word. If they are honest people, you’ll be able to believe them. But don’t let other people take advantage of you.

This is a great day for creative projects. If you need to make changes in your home, you’ll be able to come up with some great ideas for increasing the beauty around you. If you want to landscape your property, this is a good time to meet with someone and discuss your needs.

As the month of February ends, Venus forms a conjunction to Neptune on February 28th. This can go in many directions. You might feel that you found the love of your life. Be careful because you may be seeing the individual as you want to see him or her. On the other hand, many good relationships have started during this cycle because the other person can fill your concept of what is good in a relationship. Just move slowly and let the truth surface.

Financially you need to be very careful. All is not as it seems with money. This is not a good day to negotiate because other people are more than happy to withhold important information from you. It’s better to wait a few days before you make any major purchases.

The Pisces stellium will continue into the month of March 2013. If you take time to reflect, you find many new concepts surfacing. Introspection is a good activity for the month of February 2013.