With the month of LOVE upon us, and Mercury finally stopped retrograding or whatever that meant. A new moon is rising and Refinery 29 has got your horoscope for February below:
February is one potent month for you, Aquarius. Not only is the sun in your sign for the first three weeks, but February 18 also brings a rare second Aquarius new moon in a row (the first was January 20). The effect is like a triple New Year, so take advantage of yet another fresh-start moment. All eyes are on you, but wield your influencer status wisely. Mercury is retrograde until February 11, which could make your scene-stealing moments seem abrasive or ego-driven. Share the spotlight with a worthy collaborator at the February 3 Leo full moon, which can bring partnerships from far-flung places. Your earning powers are red-hot this month, too, thanks to driven Mars in your money zone through the 19th, and the blazing sun here from February 18 on.
Time for a power nap, hours of foreplay, or another hot-stone massage? The sun cools its Manolos in your 12th house of fantasy, rest, and closure until February 18, putting your dreamy sign in total “model-off-duty” mode until the 18th. Luckily, motivator Mars is in Pisces until February 19, preventing you from becoming a total invertebrate. Romantic Venus is in Pisces until the 20th, too, wooing Cupid into your corner this Valentine’s Day. If you’ve felt too tired to tango in the sheets, don’t worry: Your energy gets a total reboot on February 18, when the sun moves into Pisces for a month. You’re baaaack.
When you're not busy reuniting with old friends, the first half of February is perfect for tying up loose ends and clearing dead weight from your inner circle. With Mercury retrograde until the 11th, pause before posting, because your messages could be misconstrued. After the 19th, motivator Mars (your ruler) zooms into Aries, stoking your mojo until March 31. On February 20, sizzling Mars and love-planet Venus make a rare exact meeting — in Aries, to boot. If Valentine's Day fails to live up to expectations (and really, when doesn't it?), this one-week delay will more than make up for that. Put some arrows in your own quiver and aim for your loftiest goals — in love, work, and personal desire.
Screw the Academy — you're staging your own awards season, Taurus. The stars roll out the red carpet for you this February, heating up your success and public-acclaim sector. Even if you don't clutch a gold statuette or ramble through a teary-eyed speech, you could still earn props (or a promotion) for your diligent efforts. February 18 could bring a huge career opportunity or a whole new professional path. Later this month, take time to tackle a vice or an addictive pattern, replacing it with a more life-affirming and restorative habit. With both motivator Mars and social Venus in your 12th house of healing and closure from February 20 on, trade bourbon for Bikram and Marlboros for meditation. If you've been stubbornly holding a grudge, let it go.
The travel bug bites this February, making it hard for your restless sign to stay put. Satisfy your wanderlust with ticket research and travel blogs until retrograde Mercury turns direct on February 11. We'd hate to see you stranded at a foreign airport, à la #Snowmageddon2015 (a transportation shutdown that, incidentally, fell during this same Mercury backspin). Roll up your sleeves at the office instead: Go-getter Mars heats up your career zone until the 19th, rocketing you through the ranks, or helping you rub ironically-padded shoulders with the VIPs. Later in the month, you're tapped as an influencer among friends and colleagues. Mine that star-powered social capital and expand your network.
Emo alert: The first three weeks of February could twist your psyche into a Gordian knot or two. You could find yourself obsessing over relationships (current and past), or mired in a serious case of the feels. In positive developments, your sex life could be hotter than a bathhouse sauna — especially since an ex-flame could pop in for a reunion tryst while Mercury is retrograde through the 11th. A joint venture or romantic partnership could become official at the February 18 new moon — or the seeds could be planted for a long-term collaboration. Your attention turns to your career and big-picture goals after the 19th, when Mars zooms into Aries and your professional zone until March 31. Make an unforgettable impression on February 20, when Mars and charismatic Venus join forces in this powerhouse sector.
Claim your crown, O regal one. On February 3, the annual Leo full moon blasts its dazzling high beams on you. Even better? This full moon forms helpful angles with worldly, expansive Jupiter and innovative Uranus, taking your reach to far-flung corners and spreading your cutting-edge message to a global audience. Microphone check! Otherwise, the month's main focus is on relationships. Get ready to make things official in love or to sign a deal. Wait until after Mercury turns direct on February 11 before you ink your name to any binding documents. Your best day to say "yes" is the February 18 new moon. After the 20th, a vacation can ramp up the adventure AND romance.
Green is the new black for your sign this month, as the planets tour your sixth house of health, wellness, and organization. Think: roasted Brussels sprouts, eco-friendly cleaning products, winter walks through snowy pines, and streamlined spending plans. While sticking to routines can be challenging with your ruler, Mercury, retrograde until February 11, it's a great time for an epic decluttering mission — or to get all your health checkups. The February 3 full moon is an especially potent moment to clear out anything that no longer serves you. Your verdant visions morph to shades of gray later this month. Ready your "safe word" on February 20, when cosmic lovers Venus and Mars entwine in Aries, your eighth house of sex and intimacy. This influence lasts well into March, so make room for a spicy plus-one, Virgo.
Reunited and it feels so…good? With communication planet, Mercury, retrograde until February 11, an old flame could surface from your amorous archives. But is romantic recycling sustainable for the long run? Take it slow and you’ll see whether the issue was timing or incompatibility. A February 18 Aquarius new moon opens a new chapter of your love life, so you’ll be ready for a fresh start, either with someone new or the one you’re with. Healthy living takes precedence after the 18th, too, as the sun begins a month-long tour of your wellness zone. A promising partnership opportunity could arrive near February 20. Hello, dynamic duos!
Home, sweet haven. The sun hunkers down in Aquarius and your domestic fourth house for the first three weeks of this month. February 18 brings a new moon in this same nest-seeking zone. Is it time for a décor refresh — or a new place to hang your chapeau? Wait until Mercury turns direct on February 11 before signing leases, mortgages, and contracts. In the meantime, fill a mood board with paint swatches and fabric samples, or browse for frameworthy graphic prints. Settle any friction with family members now, too. Romance is in the stars after February 18, and you’re in the mood to paint the town. Kick off the sheepskin slippers and slide into glam-rock platforms.
Your mind’s on your money — even more than usual — and you’re focused on plans, priorities, and profits. But, a setback or two could come courtesy of mischievous Mercury, retrograde until the 11th. Spend the first couple weeks of February revising your budget, maybe cancelling a service that you no longer use, and reallocating funds in smarter ways. Earmark reserves for your social life, too, which is in full swing this month. Positive developments around home, family, and even baby-making plans could arrive on February 20. A powerful woman who leads with grace and compassion could figure into events near this date, too.