Relationship planet Venus moves into quirky air sign Aquarius on the 17th February until mid-March, but when it comes to matters of the heart, Venus in Aquarius is somewhat aloof and uncomfortable with emotion, needing plenty of space.
Featured Sign – Pisces
From the 19th February to the 20th March, the Sun travels through mutable water sign Pisces, noted for her dreaminess, escapist nature and love of fantasy. Pisces is the twelfth and final sign of the zodiac with keywords, “I merge” and “I seek redemption”. With Pisces, the inner self is preparing for retreat from the world and as the ego dissolves, boundaries are weakened and impressionability and sensitivity increases. Pisceans are versatile and adaptable, gentle and compassionate. They are often psychic and highly attuned to the spiritual plane. Those born under the sign of the Fishes excel as counsellors, healers, actors, artists and musicians. Many are attracted to the fashion, movie and creative industries. At best they serve humanity and practice unconditional love. Negatively, Pisceans can be victims and martyrs, known for self-sabotage or self-sacrifice. There is also a tendency to rescue or ‘save’ others. In medical astrology, Pisces rules the toes, feet and lymphatic system. There is sometimes a reflex effect on the abdominal region governed by opposite sign, Virgo. When Pisceans are out of balance they often suffer from foot trouble, intestinal diseases and fluid build-up. Addiction to drugs and alcohol is also common as is escapist behaviour. The Pisces colours are sea green, purple and the various shades of blue. Pisces’s greatest lesson is to learn discrimination and to protect and ground themselves.
Venus in Aquarius – Authentic Love
Relationship planet Venus moves into quirky air sign Aquarius on the 17th February until mid-March, but when it comes to matters of the heart, Venus in Aquarius is somewhat aloof and uncomfortable with emotion, needing plenty of space. During the next month, you may find yourself increasingly intolerant of anyone who tries to smother, possess or control you while at the same time relishing the joys of friendship, companionship and mental stimulation. You may find yourself committing to a social or political cause or attracted to a person who is not your usual physical type, but who fascinates you just the same!
Virgo Full Moon – Pathway to Healing
The February full moon falls on the 23rd in earth sign Virgo. With the Sun conjunct fantasy-prone Neptune opposite the Moon in sensible Virgo, there’s bound to be a clash between the need to be practical and hard-headed vs the desire to chase dreams and let your imagination run wild. Of course these two paths are not mutually exclusive – this full moon asks you to choose a dream that’s particularly close to your heart and then take practical steps to make it come true. The Virgo-Pisces polarity also opens the pathway to healing by providing an intrinsic and intuitive connection between body and soul.
February Moon Calendar
Launch projects at the New Moon, bring them to completion in the period from just before the Full Moon to the Third Quarter phase and wind them down and reflect on developments in the week before the next New Moon. Important events such as parties, conferences and weddings are best held close to the Full Moon or when the Moon is in the same sign as your Sun (or Star) sign.
Full Moon 23rd
Stella Woods is an astrology teacher and consultant based in St Kilda, Melbourne.
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