When you start to live outside yourself, it’s all dangerous.
Tips for almanac use: All the aspects can be felt in advance of the occurrence. It is good policy to view these as due dates for various energies and prepare accordingly for your context. It’s akin to bringing an umbrella with you when rain is expected, but it also helps us to not take the weather personally. When we proactively manifest these symbols then the world doesn’t have to do it for us. Choose to be con(with)-siderate(the stars).
February is here, already. It’s almost an uneventful month in that it’s largely seeing us process and recover from January trials and tribulations. There are some themes around checking in with ourselves, over and over and in various ways. And then there’s a thread about gauging our progress and adjusting our trajectory where needed. But really, the focus is on maintaining the momentum that we have been riding and integrating what has gone down of late.
Mars sextiles Pluto on the 3rd at 2:47 am (pacific), stirring up some frustrations or possibly fresh motivation. This will find us impatient to finish up on-going projects, but we shouldn’t rush through things; apply steady effort. Dig deep for some re-invigoration about trimming dead wood and simplifying some dynamics.
The Sun sextiles Saturn on the 3rd at 10:16 am (pacific), offering a chance to measure our progress from the last couple of months. Focus on the growth, not the imperfections, and resolve to keep taking steps to bridge the gap between the ideal vision and the present version.
Venus conjoins Pluto on the 5th at 5:12 pm (pacific), tossing a bunch of intensity into the mix. Be most careful where relationships are concerned, but take them deeper if you can do so safely. It would also be good for cleaning out your closet or enjoying some impassioned entertainment.
The Sun sextiles Uranus on the 6th at 8:39 am (pacific), giving us a dose of caffeinated energy. Stay flexible and prepared for the quick and crazy, or embrace it yourself and do something totally out of the ordinary. Be creative.
Mercury trines Jupiter on the 6th at 10:45 am (pacific), opening the door for us to synthesize our larger visions with practical details. This should help us bring together a plan of action towards getting our worlds into better functioning order. Efficiency and functionality are the goals, so start figuring.
Venus squares Uranus on the 6th at 2:03 pm (pacific), frothing everything into somewhat of a tizzy. It would be wise to do something unusual with friends; watch something whacky, try some new food, et cetera. Be cautious about flippancy in relationships.
The Sun squares Mars on the 7th at 4:08 am (pacific), challenging us to take a cold, hard look at ourselves and how enthusiastic we are about working towards our goals. As per usual, focus on the gains, not the setbacks, and practice patience with all.
Venus sextiles Mars on the 7th at 7:01 am (pacific), lending a dangerous but possibly exciting edge to the day. This would be great for being more real in our relationships and actively expressing gratitude. However, it could also lead to unnecessary outbursts that we may regret. Respect is crucial.
The New Moon is on the 8th at 6:39 am (pacific) in 19 degrees of Aquarius. This lunation would be great for letting go of impatience and frustration and working on getting excited about life again. Whatever the setbacks, we’re still here and could use some innocent drive towards continuing as our best selves.
Venus trines Jupiter on the 9th at 11:54 pm (pacific), opening the door to some grand projects, as long as they’re viable. We should be aiming high, but keeping a very close eye on the feasibility of our pursuits. Long-term self-improvement programs would be most appropriate.
Mercury moves into Aquarius on the 13th at 2:43 pm (pacific), where he will stay until March 5th. This will help look ahead and envision what we would next like to learn about and explore. Seek to fill in blind spots in your awareness by sourcing other opinions in your community. Get out there.
Mars sextiles Jupiter on the 13th at 2:59 pm (pacific), allowing us to clean out our emotional closets. Whatever has been lurking under the surface can now be digested and purged, but we have to take the initiative.
Venus moves into Aquarius on the 16th at 8:17 pm (pacific), where she will stay until March 12th. This supports us getting out more and socializing and being in the community. Have some fun, take some space, and take a step back from the hard-work of life to enjoy some fresh air.
The Sun moves into Pisces on the 18th at 9:34 pm (pacific). This season focuses on being healthful and practical in general. Diet and body care are of great importance to help us be clear with ourselves. Also, let go of self-identifications that are not serving us.
The Full Moon is on the 22nd at 10:20 am (pacific) in 3 degrees of Virgo. This lunation has a dreamy and relaxed overtone that is asking us to get perspective on ourselves. However, the mind will not suffice; these truths have to seep up from within us and may take some time to become clear. Flow with the unknowing.
Mercury sextiles Saturn on the 25th at 12:06 am (pacific), nudging us to take stock of how our life strategies have been working, or not. Don’t judge too harshly, but make adjustments where necessary and be willing to try totally new stratagems. Think outside the box.
Mercury sextiles Uranus on the 26th at 3:02 pm (pacific), urging us to break out of old mental ruts and contemplate our authenticity in fresh ways. Choose anticipation of awesomeness instead of giving into anxiousness. Clear the air where you can.
The Sun conjoins Neptune on the 28th at 7:48 am (pacific), demanding that we take a break and check in with our inner selves. It’s time for a contemplative reboot of our systems in an attempt to bring us back to a deeper center. We don’t have to know what this looks like, but it is wise to dive in.
Venus sextiles Saturn on the 29th at 5:07 pm (pacific), leaving us with a chance to check the rewards against the effort. Hopefully they have been fruitful, but patience is still needed for the full benefits to come into being. Give yourself and others credit for doing what can be done.
So, yeah, February. It could be way more wild than it appears, but it doesn’t promise any of the brutality that January did. The basic idea is to shore up our work, give credit where due, and keep on moving through this whacky life. There are many pitfalls that we could slip into, though, so keep an avid eye out to avoid tripping up. But if handled well, February could be quite rewarding in a simple-pleasures and accruing progress manner. Let us make the best of it.