Welcome to the future, fellow humans (and AI robots, if you’re reading this). As we enter February 2024, there’s a literal chill in the air–and a metaphorical chill–thanks to an extreme activation of Aquarian energy. Throughout the month, six of the ten key astrological planets will be buzzing through the water bearer’s domain. Aquarius is all about embracing innovation, imagining a more equitable future, and connecting with our community. So, for inquisitive thinkers, eclectic lovers, and the people who push us to embrace an avant-garde agenda, it’s time to shine.
On February 5th, the planet of communication, Mercury, leads the charge into Aquarius, coming into an immediate connection with Pluto, the planet of metamorphosis. By thinking outside of the box, or as an Aquarius might call it, the simulation, we gain control over our experience of reality. It’s the Age of Aquarius, and revolutionary ideas are just waiting to be born. The New Moon in Aquarius on February 9th is our catalyst for reform. Connected to the planet of liberation, Uranus, this lunation promises to be full of surprises. In a month that’s filled with firsts, this is the best time to break outdated patterns and set your sights on whatever makes you feel the freest to pursue your passions.
Just a few days later, between February 13th and 16th, the planets of desire and love, Mars and Venus, join the party in Aquarius. They have been edging closer and closer to each other for months now, and they finally get to consummate their ongoing flirtation on February 22nd. This sets the tone for new relationships for the next two years, so it’s wise to invest time and energy into connections of all kinds, especially at this time. The secret to success with this lies in the ability to exercise self-control and self-awareness, meaning, don’t ignore red flags, stay open to the unexpected, and protect your peace!
Pisces season arrives on February 19th, with Mercury quickly following on the 23rd, marking a shift inwards towards creative escapism and poetic lullabies. Cue Lana Del Rey singing, “Now my life is sweet like cinnamon, like a fucking dream I’m living in.” Now that the planet of groundedness, Saturn, has been in boundaryless Pisces for a full year, we have our first opportunity to check in with how far we’ve come in our spiritual and emotional wellness, and how much we’ve matured (or haven’t) as a result.
Our second and final lunation of the month falls on February 24th, when we have the Full Moon in Virgo. It’s at this time that Jupiter in Taurus bestows the support and resources we need in order to clean out any residual energetic gunk. By the end of the month, on February 28th, we’ll have a rare triple conjunction of the Sun, Mercury, and Saturn in Pisces. This flash of clarity amidst the chaos following Aquarius season sets the stage for you to make all kinds of magic as we move into March.
Important Dates in February 2024:
Monday, February 5: Mercury enters Aquarius
Friday, February 9: New Moon in Aquarius
Tuesday, February 13: Mars enters Aquarius
Friday, February 16: Venus enters Aquarius
Monday, February 19: Pisces season begins
Friday, February 23: Mercury enters Pisces
Saturday, February 24: Full Moon in Virgo
Horoscopes By Sign
Teamwork literally does make the dream work this month, Aries, so find creative ways to tap your peers for their brilliance and insights. Once your ruling planet, Mars, makes its way into Aquarius on the 13th, it’ll be important to exercise extra caution and restraint if tensions flare due to the influence of power-hungry Pluto. Be sure to carve out time for self-care once Pisces season arrives on the 19th. You have a major level-up on the horizon later this year, so it’s essential you enter this phase deeply rested, nourished, and charged up.
This month is an inflection point for you, Taurus, as the sky lights up your sector of career and public image. While leadership isn’t for everyone, you have the staying power to prove that actions speak louder than words–leading by example is the best way to live. Once your chart ruler, Venus, enters Aquarius on February 16th, it’ll be important to face any fears of visibility. You can’t control how others perceive you, but at the very least, you can try not to be afraid of your own power. Rest assured, your powerful presence is on track to grow immensely in the coming months.
February is going to be a magic carpet ride that takes you to destinations both exotic and familiar. On February 5th, your chart ruler, Mercury, will fly into Aquarius in your sector of expanded horizons. Trying something different just for the hell of it can offer you a new perspective that fills in the puzzle pieces of what makes you feel most passionate and successful. Once Mercury moves into Pisces on the 23rd, opportunities for professional recognition and advancement become abundant. There’s just one catch: you must remain open to learning from and leaning on others.
It’s time to head into your chrysalis this month, sweet Cancer, because a powerful transition is on the horizon, especially with regard to your experience of relationships. February is your opportunity to clear the air by freeing yourself from whatever has you feeling stuck. Be prepared for something or someone to make a last-ditch effort to stay around because, as it goes, the moment you try to banish a pattern for good is the moment it tries to reel you back in. If you can, try to get away and press pause on reality at some point during Pisces season after February 19th. Clear skies and unsuspecting opportunities lie just over the horizon.
The stars are conspiring in your favor for love this month, Leo, since Aquarius lights up your sector of relationships. The New Moon on February 9th is a powerful opportunity for you to wash off stale dynamics and set intentions with what you want out of relationships or partnerships. Consider what your ideal relationship dynamics look like outside of the confines of other people’s expectations. By the Full Moon in Virgo on the 24th, your wallet will be growing as your sector of making money lights up. Virgo energy appreciates organization, so if you’re feeling financially stressed, perhaps consider if working with a financial advisor could benefit you.
The question for you to consider this month, Virgo, is how do you really want to live? February will emphasize your habits, routines, and work, so now’s the time to radically rethink how you can attune your day-to-day to what will set you on your highest path. The Full Moon in Virgo on the 24th highlights all of the loveliest aspects that make you uniquely you, which also happens to be a fantastic time to meet someone. By the end of the month, once the Sun, Mercury (your chart ruler), and Saturn conjoin in Pisces, you’ll be introduced to the teachers, partners, and collaborators who can help make your holistically embodied lifestyle a reality.
Since Aquarius energy highlights how you show up in romance, dating, and creative expression, this month promises to be full of opportunities to seize joy. The first big opportunity to do things differently is when your ruling planet, Venus, joins the party in Aquarius on February 16th. Why not skip the crowds and reschedule your Valentine’s date later that weekend? Once intuitive Pisces season begins on February 18th, be mindful of what routines make you feel the most content in your day-to-day. Scheduling a few minutes of self-care every day will pay big dividends in your mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health.
Family is the focus for you this month, and the ancestral pilgrimage that lies ahead starts with one foot in front of the other. Once your chart ruler, Mars, goes into Aquarius on February 13th, you’ll feel a shift both inwards and forwards. Your most powerful tool this month is focusing on the present moment and recognizing the joy that comes naturally as a result. On the 22nd, when Mars and Venus merge, clear understanding arrives to deliver exactly what you know you need in a partnership to preserve the parts of your family history you love, and let go of the patterns you need to end with your parents.
February is all about sharing your truth and accepting abundance in all its myriad forms. As your sector of communication is heavily activated, you’ll find yourself inspired by countless new ideas and a desire to refresh your resume for the exciting opportunities that the Full Moon in Virgo will bring on Feburary 24th. Tensions flare easily this month while power-hungry Pluto is in the mix, and the person who raises their voice first is likely to be the one who falls on their own sword–stay cautious. By the end of the month, after putting in the hustle, set some time aside on February 28th to enjoy the fruits of your labor in your sanctuary; you’ve earned it.
Are you seeing dollar signs, or is it just me? This month is all about the money for you, Capricorn. When the New Moon in Aquarius arrives on February 9th, set your intentions on whatever makes you feel abundant. Whether that’s getting a monthly massage or concert tickets to your favorite artist, you have massive potential to live luxuriously. On February 28th, we’ll have a clarifying triple conjunction of the Sun, Mercury, and your chart ruler, Saturn, in Pisces. This means it’s time to fill your cup up. Make a list of all the things and people you are grateful for, and then keep it in plain view for the next month while your magic does the work.
This isn’t your usual Aquarius season. Now that Pluto has begun business in your sign, it’s time to shift from the shadows into the light of a new era. Don’t be afraid to be selfish this month while you work on your level-up, fly your freak flag, and write your own rulebook for living life. Once Mars and Venus unite in your sign on February 22nd, you’ll have a potent opportunity to use your sex appeal as a magnet for inspired connection. That magnetism can be used for other earthly, material pleasures too, once the Full Moon in Virgo arrives on the 24th. One thing is for sure–this month will be anything but boring!
Embrace being an eternal work-in-progress this month. Once planets begin to pile up in Aquarius for the first half of the month, pay attention to any self-sabotaging or self-limiting beliefs that arise. The New Moon in Aquarius on the 9th offers you a chance to find empowerment within yourself if you’re willing to open the doors in your psyche that have a big “Do Not Disturb” sign on the doorknob. Once your season begins on the 19th, the air will substantially lighten. The clarifying triple conjunction of the Sun, Mercury, and Saturn on February 28th will make it easier to speak your truth and feel empowered to embrace your responsibilities.