February 2020 – Self-Love is Important

Important astrological energies for the month of February:

  • Full Moon with Sun in Aquarius and Moon in Leo occurs on February 9, 2020.
  • Mercury in Pisces turns retrograde on February 16, 2020. It re-enters the sign of Aquarius in retrograde motion on March 4, 2020 and turns direct in the sign of Aquarius on March 9, 2020.
  • Jupiter in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces on February 20, 2020. This is the first time this occurs in this triad sequence. The next time it occurs is on July 27, 2020 when Jupiter and Neptune are both retrograde. The final time it occurs is on October 12, 2020 when Jupiter is direct and Neptune is retrograde.
  • New Moon with Sun and Moon in Pisces occurs on February 23, 2020.

Self-Love Is Important

By Misty Kuceris ©2020

The month of February starts on a gentle note as Venus forms a sextile to Pluto on February 2nd. You want to make commitments in your life and take care of other people. But with Venus in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn, you want to take care of others by understanding their needs. You don’t want to impose your worldview on them. You want to understand what their feel. You want to create a safe sanctuary both for yourself and others.

On February 3rd, you continue to feel more compassion for others as Mercury enters the sign of Pisces and Venus forms a sextile to Saturn.

Mercury in the sign of Pisces is in its detriment because you don’t want to focus on details and you tend to approach matters with your feelings rather than with logic. Yet, it’s because you are approaching your life with feelings that you can feel more compassion towards other people. Today you’re relying on your gut feelings. 

As Venus forms the sextile to Saturn, you want to make certain that you continue to understand others. You know that it’s important to create boundaries, yet you also realize that other people need to define their boundaries as well. Commitments are very important to you. You want to honor them as well as honor the commitments of other people.

Mercury turns retrograde in Pisces later this month, on February 16th to be exact. So, when Mercury forms a sextile to Uranus on February 5th, this is the first of three sextiles Mercury will form in this triad sequence. The second time it forms this sextile will be on February 28th when Mercury is retrograde. The last time it will occur is on March 22nd when Mercury is once again direct.

With Mercury in Pisces forming the sextile to Uranus in Taurus you are open to new ideas. You want to hear what other people have to say. During this first time period, you may hear some new ideas but not know what to do with them. For that reason, this is a good day to reflect on any new information. You may also find other people asking for you to see things in a different way. Take time to reflect right now because Mercury will be going retrograde shortly. Don’t discount any new ideas. At the same time, do more research and don’t make any final decisions today because there is more information to come.

On February 7th, Ceres forms a sextile to Chiron, Venus enters the sign of Aries, and Ceres forms a square to Uranus. You start feeling an energy shift. As Ceres forms the sextile to Chiron, you want to help the world heal from any problems. And yet, you believe it’s important to be responsible for your actions. So, you are willing to help others if they are willing to help themselves as well. You’re not willing to take on the problems of others.

As Venus enters the sign of Aries, you realize that you help other people unless they are also willing to take action. Venus is in its detriment when in Aries. One of the reasons for this is that Venus, which is the sign of relationships and value, perceives life differently when in the sign of Aries. Doing things for yourself becomes important. Making certain that you don’t lose your identity in relationships is a driving force. Sometimes it even becomes difficult to understand that you can rely on others because you feel you have to do everything yourself.

Yet, there is value in knowing that you are an individual. The value is that you need to go through this time period of loving yourself and meeting your own needs. There is an old spiritual belief here. You really can’t love another individual any more than you love yourself.

As Ceres forms the square to Uranus, you realize that you can’t always help others until you help yourself first. Unexpected situations are occurring which make you re-evaluate your relationships. If you need help from others, do the best to explain the type of help you need so they can give you their full support.

When the full Moon occurs on February 9th, you need to seek help from others if you want to achieve your goals. The Sun is in Aquarius and the Moon is in Leo at this time. Emotionally you want to receive recognition for what you do. Yet other people may feel that you just need to work as part of the group. If you aren’t receiving the respect you deserve, you may want to re-evaluate your activities, especially any volunteer activities. Perhaps you’re being taken advantage of. Or, perhaps you’ve just made too many commitments that you don’t have time for yourself. Or, perhaps you haven’t given yourself “permission” to go after your own needs. You may have been raised to put other people first and now you question that rule.

On February 10th, you realize that it’s all right to question others as Venus forms a conjunction to Chiron. If you were led to believe that you have to put other people first, you realize there are problems with that message. You understand what you need in life. You feel good about going after your goals. Plus, it’s easier to help other people if you help yourself first. This can be a tremendous day of healing from past pains.

When Venus forms a sextile to Ceres on February 11th, there is a positive exchange of energy in how you feel about yourself and your life. Venus represents, especially in Aries, the need to feel passionate about situations in your life. Ceres represents the need to be responsible for your actions. And, with Ceres in Aquarius, you are able to get other people to help you out. You realize the importance of engaging with others and not doing everything on your own.

As Venus forms the square to the Moon’s Nodal Axis on February 13th, you try to understand the balance between your need for a safe environment and your desire to succeed. With the Moon’s North Node in Cancer, it’s important to develop a safe harbor where you can go and relax. With the Moon’s South Node in Capricorn, you want to take all your past experiences and find a way to create a better place for you and your family in society.

Mars enters the sign of Capricorn on February 16th and you are willing to work hard and do what it takes to succeed. You become more aware of the various tasks you need to accomplish in order to succeed. You also want to work within the rules of society. You don’t want to take any risks which could jeopardize your standing with others.

Mercury in Pisces turns retrograde on February 16th. It will re-enter the sign of Aquarius in retrograde motion on March 4th and turn direct in Aquarius on March 9th.

When Mercury is in Pisces, there is a tendency not to listen as well, especially when Mercury is retrograde. You want to believe what you hear and sometimes you hear what you want, not what is being said. During this retrograde period you’ll need to be careful with any information you hear. You may not get the truth from other people. You will also need to be careful with your computer and anything that deals with cloud computing. There could be more hacks revealed, if not now, than around March 9th when Mercury goes direct.

The best way to protect yourself is to make certain that you review facts before you take any actions. Also, make certain that all your virus protection programs are up to date on all your devices.

The Sun enters the sign of Pisces of February 18th. When the Sun is in Pisces you want to understand how spirit operates in your life. You want to feel part of the world from a spiritual perspective. You don’t want to take too many risks. You’d rather fade into the background and let other people do things for you.

On February 20th, Jupiter forms it first sextile to Neptune in this triad sequence. The next time this aspect occurs is on July 27th when both Jupiter and Neptune are retrograde. The final time the aspect occurs is on October 12th when Jupiter is direct and Neptune is still retrograde.

In many ways, Jupiter and Neptune have a symbiotic relationship. They both rule the sign of Pisces. But there are also some important differences between them. Jupiter represents where you want to push the boundaries of society because you want to learn more than is currently being offered. Neptune represents where boundaries are dissolved because you feel as if it’s time to leave a situation and you no longer want anything standing in your way.

When Jupiter and Neptune form a sextile, you actually have the opportunity to understand how to rid your life of unnecessary structures so you can move forward, leap into new experiences, and learn more about the world around you. As great as this is, there can also be a danger. As you get ready to move into new experiences, it’s important that you don’t leave everything behind. While you may no longer want to maintain any responsibilities, you may not be able to avoid some very important responsibilities.  

Since this is the first time this sextile occurs, you may just want to let go of things and move on, but you can’t quite yet. Either your responsibilities are too great or you feel hampered by what other people are asking from you. It’s all right to consider where you want to make changes and remove obstacles in your life. You don’t need to act on that until either around July 27th or October 12th when you have a better understanding.

In the greater world, you may see some structures just dissolve before your eyes. Rules that you thought governed society may no longer apply. You may even see greater technological advances, especially in the areas of wave technology, cloud computing, and quantum physics. Just keep an open mind.

On February 21st, Mars forms a trine to Uranus and a square to Chiron.

When Mars forms that trine to Uranus, you feel empowered. You’re willing to take risks. You’re open to new concepts. You enjoy the unexpected in your life. At the same time, with Mars in Capricorn you realize that the best risks to take are calculated risks. This means that you access all potential consequences before you take action.

As Mars forms the square to Chiron you become more cautious. You don’t want to hurt yourself. You realize that it’s important to consider your needs. At the same time you also realize that making mistakes could lead to some long-term consequences that you’d rather not experience.

On February 23rd, a new Moon occurs and Venus forms a square to Jupiter. The energy of the Venus/Jupiter square will be felt in the new Moon.

When the new Moon with Sun and Moon in Pisces occurs, you want to continue withdrawing from the world, especially since this new Moon forms a conjunction to Mercury retrograde. This is the time to be very cautious with information. You won’t be getting all the facts.

Take this time to reflect on your spiritual needs. There’s a part of you that would like to solve all the world’s problems so you don’t need to feel the emotional impact of those problems. Yet there’s also another part of you that would prefer not to engage with events in the world because you are feeling overwhelmed by situations.

With the new Moon forming a sextile to the Mars/Moon’s South Node conjunction, you’ll find that some old situations are resurfacing in your life because they weren’t resolved. Now you need to find closure and move on with your life. If you are taking the time to reflect on your spiritual needs, you’ll find a way to use your own healing energy and release any fears which prevented you from resolving those past problems.

As Venus forms the square to Jupiter, you feel more optimistic about solving your problems. You realize that understanding your spiritual needs can also increase your understanding of relationships with other people in your life. You begin to realize that you do deserve success in life, whether it’s with relationships, career, or financial matters.

Just be a little cautious with your sense of optimism today. Sometimes when Venus forms a square to Jupiter, you become financially impulsive. You want that luxury item, but you may not need it. If you’re thinking about making a major purchase, such as a car or home, wait a few days. Actually wait until after Mercury goes direct and makes that final trine to Uranus on March 22nd, before you make a major purchase. You won’t have all the facts to assess the best price until after that date.

Thinking about past events occurs a lot on February 25th when Mars forms a conjunction to the Moon’s South Node. Perhaps there was something you did that you regretted. Or, perhaps there was something you did which brought you a lot of success and thinking about it now brings you happiness.

This is a good day to review things that you’ve done in the past to see how you can apply those experiences in your current life. You may have developed an excellent foundation and now it’s time to use that foundation as a stepping stone to the next level.

On February 28th, Venus forms a square to Pluto and Mercury retrograde forms its second sextile to Uranus in its triad sequence.

You feel very intense when Venus forms the square to Pluto. You’re focused on your goals. You have energy to find a path and stay on it. You don’t want to let anything get in your way. You feel passionate about your ideals. You feel that you’re right. You believe that nothing can get in your way.

As Mercury retrograde forms its second sextile to Uranus in this triad sequence you find that it’s important to be open to new ideas, just as it was on February 5th when this sextile occurred for the first time. While you may be focused today, you also realize that it’s important to reflect on any new information you’re receiving. People may be trying to get you to see things differently. That’s all right. But continue to be wary of any information they are sharing. Don’t make any decisions or take any actions until March 22nd when the last sextile in this triad sequence occurs.

The key to this month is to understand how much you can both help people in your life as well as yourself when you also realize how important it is to love yourself. With Mercury retrograde in Pisces right now, take time to feel your spiritual energy. Process any information you receive and reflect on what you can do both in your life and for your life.

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