Astrology Forecast for February 2023
All the planets are now direct, supporting new undertakings. If there is a big project you need to get off the ground, or a big decision you need to make, there is a lovely, supportive stretch of forward momentum until April 20 (when Mercury turns retrograde).
February has some very lovely highlights, even though it's a quieter month astrologically. Now March - in March we will get big celestial developments, with Saturn and Pluto both changing signs. And that's a very big energy shift that we will feel for months to come!
Uranus is very active in February, so there could be unexpected developments and surprises. But, it's also a great energy to break out of stifling routines or unhelpful patterns.
Mercury is also very active, offering good dates for contracts and negotiations, presentations - and therapy.
But, the highlight of this month is a healing Venus-Neptune conjunction that wraps up Valentine's Day! Single or in a relationship, this energy opens the heart and connects you with the vibration of love (and self-love) on a very deep level. (Note it’s not a good energy for major financial decisions).
Let's look at each week in detail.
Note that all the dates I mention are for Pacific to Eastern time. The energies I mention peak on those dates, but we’ll feel them for 24-72 hours in advance.
Feb. 1 - 5:
This erratic and restless energy can bring sudden surprises. It can be tempting to rebel against rules and limitations today. Just be sure you have a good reason! On the plus side, this energy helps us to break out of stale routines.
Full Moon in Leo: Feb. 5 10:29 a.m. PST
Read more here.
There are two themes to this week. Mercury and Uranus (yes, Uranus again) are active this week, providing some helpful energies for communication and mental pursuits.
And, the waning Moon moves through Virgo and Scorpio, making it a great week for those wishing to start a diet or a cleanse, or to eliminate bad habits.
✨ Feb. 6: Mercury sextile Neptune.
Imagination is boosted. A great energy for creative writers!
✨ Feb. 6 1:14 p.m. to Feb. 9 1:40 a.m. PST: waning Moon in Virgo
Best time of this month to start on a weight loss program or a cleanse, or to make health-oriented changes to your diet. It's also a great energy for decluttering your space.
✨ Feb. 8: Venus sextile Uranus
Surprises in romantic or financial matters are possible. If your relationship feels a little stale, today is a good day to try something new.
✨ Feb. 10: Mercury conjunct Pluto
A great energy for researchers and detectives :-) For everyone else, it's easier to see into people's motivations today. Harsh words can feel particularly cutting. Practice kindness. It's also a great energy for a therapy session: breakthroughs are possible.
✨ Feb. 11: Mercury moves into Aquarius
...where it stays until March 2. When Mercury is in Aquarius, it's easier to practice objectivity and detachment. If you're in the throes of an emotional situation, this energy is very helpful for viewing things more objectively.
✨ Feb. 11 10:34 a.m. to Feb. 13 5:31 p.m. PST: waning Moon in Scorpio
This is an excellent energy if you need to "end things for good", such as giving up smoking for that final time, or breaking up with someone who you expect will be clinging on.
This week brings some very lovely energy, including the super-romantic Venus-Neptune conjunction in Pisces, that will be felt on Valentine's Day!
Feb. 16-17 are two excellent days for presentations, contracts and negotiations.
✨ Feb. 18, 2:34 p.m. PST: the Sun enters Pisces
Happy Birthday to all my Pisces readers!
New Moon in Pisces, Feb. 19 11:06 p.m. PST
This is a very lovely New Moon! It's conjunct Saturn, helping you bring your dreams into reality - so it's a manifestor's Moon.
And, Venus is superbly well positioned on the day of this New Moon. It's still close enough to Neptune, and starting to move close enough to Jupiter (we will have a lovely Venus-Jupiter conjunction on March 2: one of the most auspicious days of the year for love or money).
It's also sextile Pluto on the day of this New Moon. In other words, set intentions to attract a soulmate relationship, if you're looking for one. It's a very good New Moon for that.
February 20 - 28:
✨ Feb. 20: Venus enters Aries
✨ Feb. 21: Mercury square Uranus
Flashes of insight are possible, but overall this energy is too erratic. Not a good day to sign important papers or contracts. They may result in unexpected surprises or disruptions.
✨ Feb. 22: Mercury trine Mars
Now this, on the other hand, is a very helpful energy for mental pursuits. The mind is active today, and you can get a lot done.
Cautions for This Month:
Uranus makes a challenging connection with the Sun on Feb. 3-4. If you're feeling particularly rebellious and non-conforming, make sure you have a good reason. You could feel differently in a couple of days.
And, as mentioned, Feb. 21 is not the best day to sign important papers or contracts.
Have a great February, and if you missed my webinar "Navigating 2023", you can now purchase a recording. It's a 90-minute deep dive into this year's energies.