AstroLink February 2021
February 11: New Moon in Aquarius: 11:05 am (23:16 Aquarius)
February 27: Full Moon in Virgo: 0:17 am (8:57 Virgo)
February 1: Venus into Aquarius (6:05 am)
February 8: Sedna stations direct: (12:58 pm)
February 18: Sun into Pisces (2:44 am)
February 20: Ceres into Aries (9:20 am)
February 20: Mercury in Aquarius ends retrograde (4:51 pm)
February 25: Venus enters Pisces (5:11 am)
**All times listed are PST, please check your local time
Dates to watch: February 1, 10 – 20, 23 – 25
February opens with six planetary bodies in Aquarius, here is the list: Venus, Saturn, Jupiter, Sun, Pallas Athene, and Mercury retrograde. This Aquarius signature pumps new air into the tires.
As of the month start, Mercury is just two days into its three-week retrograde cycle. As is typical for the cycle, expect revisits, backtracks, sidetracks, surprise repairs or expenses, and the out of the blue. Mercury in Aquarius keeps social and political matters on shake, not stir. A trend/the action could show good vitality, but it could be short-lived. Ride the wave while it’s looking good but don’t bank the long term. That’s not to say there’s no chance for future prosperity but simply that there are no real guarantees. The transit is good for a rethink or regroup and for finding unique solutions.
An enlivening and enhancing influence for social and money matters, legal and political matters too, Venus transits Aquarius from February 1 to 25. February 5, Venus/Saturn (conjunction) can bring something official into being or to a completion. A goal or end of the road can be reached. February 10, Mercury/Mars (square) can surpass, release, unleash, and/or speed up the process. February 11, Venus/Jupiter (conjunction) puts it on the increase or the upswing. Venus/Jupiter can be a lucrative or opportune pairing.
Fresh opportunity abounds. Mercury may be on a back-track, but the rest of the Aquarius line-up shine their light onto a new runway. Fresh ideas, interests, prospects, and conversations; for the most part, you should feel that things are shaping up quite well. Reinvent a little or a lot. Use the next few weeks to spruce up your website or social media activity.
As is typical of Mercury retrograde, expect to re-meet with folks or to revisit things you haven’t run across for awhile. Plans can change. Unexpected repairs can consume extra time or money. While Mercury in Aquarius is good for risk-taking or thinking outside of the box, Mercury retrograde is a time to be play it smart. Risky ventures, impetuous actions, jumping to conclusions, or counting your chicken prematurely can bring later regret. While Mercury retrograde holds a potential to get the better of you, look to Mars in Taurus to help you to keep two feet on the ground.
February 10, Mercury/Mars thrust the action switch. February 11, Venus/Jupiter can dish up something lucrative or put a lot more on go. Perhaps there’s a piece of news, a breakthrough first.
Saturn squares Uranus on February 17. They will meet again on June 14 and Dec 24. This transit puts its stamp on the entire year. The past is on a receding track and the future is gaining more momentum. Saturn/Uranus sets an opportune backdrop for undertaking necessary, desired, and timely change.
February 18 to 25, the intensity or action can gear down and/or move onto a more fluid pace. This is thanks to the following line-up: the sun enters Pisces on February 18, Mercury ends retrograde on February 20, Mars/Pluto (trine) convene on February 24, and Venus enters Pisces on February 25.
February 27, the full moon in Virgo can expose, reveal, correct, or heal. The full moon can initially put the attention on the shortfall, missing blank, the work that is yet to be done but it sets the stage for progress and improvement.
TAURUS April 19 – May 20
Expect the month ahead to keep you busy with one thing after another. Mars travels through Taurus until March 3. You should feel you have more fuel in your tank. Venus, your ruling planet, joins the Aquarius chorus from February 1 to 25. Venus in Aquarius puts you in the mood to take on something new. Saturn puts you under pressure to do so. You know it, you feel it in your bones, it is high time to roll up your sleeves and tackle the work/the project. Jupiter in Aquarius increases both incentive and need. It is a good time to explore a new career path, to start your own business, to break free.
To February 20, Mercury retrograde can see you on a rethink or a backtrack. If things don’t go according to plan, view it as shortened or fast-track trial and error process. It is a good time to resume projects that have been waylaid. As is typical of the cycle, folks can reappear, in person or via memories.
Venus meets with Saturn on February 5. This transit can bring you to a finish line or a goal post. A reality is solidified, a conclusion or goal post is met, a block is removed. February 10 -12, Venus/Jupiter sets it/you on the gain or upswing. First there may be a conversation or air clearing to be done. February 10, Mercury/Mars (square) can hit a trigger, a nerve, or a fast track.
February 17, Saturn in Aquarius, and Uranus in Taurus meet for the first of meetups in 2021 (June 14 and December 24). The world is a different place, and you are in the process of updating too. This transit will see you undergo significant inner and outer change in the year ahead. It’s a process and it needs time.
February 18 to 25 can be a relatively smooth sail. The full moon in Virgo on February 27 can bring an opportunity to get back to work or resume studies, to fill in a missing blank, to clear your clutter, correct, repair, improve, or heal.
GEMINI May 20 – June 20
February opens with Mercury in Aquarius at the start of a 3-week retrograde cycle and Venus at the start of a 3-week tour through the same sign. As is typical of the retrograde cycle, expect to re-meet, revisit, or resume. February 5, Venus/Saturn can formalize it or make it official, bring you/it to a finish line or goal post. Mercury squares Mars on Feb 10, Venus conjuncts Jupiter Feb 11 and Venus crosses paths with Mercury retrograde on February 12. Watch for significant action, a defining moment, or a lucrative opportunity. Venus/Jupiter put everything on the increase. Venus/Mercury can dish up déjà vu, or destiny in the making moment.
For the first half of the month, six planets tour Aquarius. That’s terrific boost of planetary energy for your sign. Your intuition and creative potential benefits from this grouping. It’s excellent for broadcasting to a wider audience, putting your talents out on show, innovation, and speculative ventures, for exploring new subjects or avenues, expanding your social network or client base, legal pursuits, and for reinventing your future.
Saturn/Uranus will meet three times in 2021: February 17, June 14, and December 24. This is the third quarter mark of a cycle that began in 1988. In 1999/2000, the two were in reverse signs to where they are now, Saturn now transits Aquarius, Uranus now transits Taurus. They are a bigger picture transit regarding the shaping of reality. Think back and you may view these dates as checkpoints or shaping years of your life. They mark 2021 as a signature year for personal and lifestyle reinvention. They also mark the year ahead as significant to the bigger picture creative process regarding social and political evolution.
The sun enters Pisces on February 18. Mercury ends retrograde on February 20, Mars trines Pluto on February 24 and Venus enters Pisces on February 25. Put that all together and this week is likely to produce a momentum or an intensity shift. Don’t fall asleep at the wheel or slack off too much though. February 27 dishes up a full moon in Virgo. There could be something more to fix, heal, improve upon, or correct.
CANCER June 20 – July 22
Yes, it is time for a rethink! In fact, it is time for a lot more than that. February opens with Mercury in Aquarius at the start of a three-week retrograde cycle. Venus treks into Aquarius on February 1. That rounds out a total of 6 planets in transit through Aquarius. These transits can pile on the stress and guesswork, especially re finances or an intimate or close relationship. A relationship or communication track can reach a breaking point. On the other hand, something brand new can utterly consume you. Prospects can be exciting, but guesswork and uncertainty is still in the mix while Mercury retrograde continues (to February 20).
Through February 5, Venus is working toward a finish line with Saturn. Despite Mercury retrograde, it is time to make it official or to commit to an action plan. While Venus/Saturn are on the wrap up, they are also are at launch point. Look to this planetary pairing to set something more realistic, doable, or tangible into play. February 10 to 12, there’s a cluster of stars to support the forward thrust initiative. Mercury/Mars could get the ball rolling with good creative spark or via a push come to shove moment.
February 17, Saturn turns a corner with Uranus. It is the third quarter mark of a thirty-four-year cycle, one that kicked off in 1988. By 1999/2000 this bigger picture mandate was in full steam ahead. Think back and you may note these years as significant turning points. The reality and your life lessons have been delivering the goods since then. For the year ahead, Saturn/Uranus are of significant influence for the whole year ahead. Their influence is working to shift your consciousness regarding how you perceive the past and regarding how you are going unlock the door that will provide the best and brightest opportunity to your future. When figuring it out feels like rocket science, the best thing to do is to first agree that you need to reinvent, and then to put courage into action and to try something new. Where to start? Research. Observe. What trends and thoughts are capturing your attention? If you are already lit up like a Christmas tree, excellent! Keep going. If not, you haven’t laid enough groundwork yet. Keep shopping.
February 18 to 25, the going can be easier. The full moon on February 27 can be corrective, informing, exposing, or healing. It sets a backdrop for finding a better solution, avenue, or much needed help. Don’t hesitate to meet with a specialist or an advisor.
LEO July 22 – August 22
Tired of social distancing and zoom meetings? Join the crowd! Mercury in Aquarius is at the start of a 3- week retrograde cycle. One way or another, the transit puts you back in touch. Watch for the unexpected. In addition to an added spotlight on the social end of things, Mercury retrograde also keeps you focused on revitalizing your business, client base, social life or love life, developing new products, updating your website or social profile, and/or making better inroads. Venus in Aquarius, February 1 to 25, is good for doing just that. February 5, Venus aligns with Saturn. You can reach a goal post or a starting line, perhaps a mix of both. February 10 to 12 can get a good buzz going and/or set major wheels in motion. Mercury/Mars (square) and Venus/Jupiter can put you, them, or it on the move or upswing.
February 17, Saturn aligns with Uranus (by square aspect) for the first of three meetings in 2021. For the collective and for your personal life journey too, this year’s transit sets the clock at the third quarter mark along a bigger picture evolutionary agenda. You can feel this transit as outgrowing a lifestyle, career, or relationship that you have previously embraced, as a time to make important life decisions and revisions. This transit does not mean that you should toss the baby out with the bathwater but rather that priorities are shifting and that you are reaching a time is right moment to undertake necessary and desirable change.
February 18 to 25, go with the flow. The sun enters Pisces on February 18. Mercury ends retrograde on February 20, and Venus enters Pisces on February 25. On way or another, the full moon in Virgo on February 27 can put you back to work or to school. This full moon can fill in a missing blank or clue you into more. It’s an opportunity to fix, heal, or repair, or make an improvement.
VIRGO August 22 – September 22
The month ahead could see you make a turnaround regarding a work situation. Too, you could make better progress with studies or your health. Venus in Aquarius (February 1 to 20). can improve teamwork, collaborative undertakings, and relationships on the job. In general, the transit helps you to make better inroads where it adds up best. February 5, Venus/Saturn take you to a finish-line, goal post, wrap up, or get you past a roadblock and/or over the hump. It’s a good day to complete or to make it official.
Six planets in Aquarius for the better portion of the month are sure to keep your days full to the brim. Expect one thing after another. Mercury in Aquarius is at the start a three-week retrograde tour (to February 20). One way or another, the transit will put you back to work. A temporary job, sideline project, or personal interest study is well suited to the transit. As is typical of the cycle, revisions, revisits, schedule changes, backtracks, repairs, added expenses and unexpected detours are possible. Stay focused.
February 10, Mercury/Mars can break the ice, force the issue, or compel you into action. February 11, Venus/Jupiter sends it over the top. The action falls into the category of a lot, not a little. February 12, Venus/Mercury make for an important conversation, meeting, or transaction. A sense of karmic destiny can accompany the action.
February 17, Saturn meets with Uranus (by square aspect). They will meet twice more, on June 14 and December 24. This marks the year ahead as significant in terms of turning a major corner on moving past the past and into your future. It is the third quarter mark of a cycle that began in 1988 and that met the halfway point around 1999- 2001. The world is changing, your opportunities are changing, and core inner change is in the works too. Evolution not an overnight event, it is a work in progress. Saturn/Uranus set you up to make significant personal breakthroughs. Keep open and on the lookout, seize the moment!
February 18 to 25, you can feel a significant smoothing out or momentum shift as the sun enters Pisces (February 18), Mercury ends retrograde (February 20), Mars trines Pluto (February 24) and Venus enters Pisces (February 25). You’ll feel the strongest impact of the exposing full moon in Virgo on February 27 if you are born in the first few days of September. Please put extra safeguards in place regarding your health, your passwords, and such. Pay attention to the details, to where you put stuff. To the plus, the full moon provides a good opportunity to get it under better control, to fix, repair, heal, improve, or upgrade.
LIBRA September 22 to October 22
February opens with six planets in Aquarius, including Mercury at the start of three-week retrograde tour and Venus at the start of a three-week tour of the sign. Expect the usual out of Mercury retrograde, i.e. revisits, revisions, backtracks, sidetracks, and surprises. Second chances and repeat success are also within range.
Mercury retrograde aside, the dynamic concentration of Aquarius planets lights up one of the best areas of your chart. They help you to shine your best, to be seen in the best possible light. Venus, Mercury, Pallas Athene, and the Sun are short term visitors to Aquarius. The longer transits of Jupiter and Saturn hold more sway. Jupiter in Aquarius will spend most of the year setting you onto a growth spurt. You may feel a sense that your life is about to take off in some momentous way. Ready to leave home and meet the world? Saturn in Aquarius moves you past the past and sets the future in motion in some significant way. Thinking of branching out or reinventing yourself? Good idea. Saturn in Aquarius can introduce you to a new social life or lifestyle, a new keeper relationship, a new study, career, or entrepreneurial track. What shows up along the way, holds long term prospect.
Saturn is at the third quarter mark of a bigger picture agenda with Uranus that started back in 1988. This planetary duo will meet 3 times in 2021, February 17, June 14, and December 21. They mark this year as an important one for personal and collective reinvention. It doesn’t take much looking around to see how much the world has changed, how much the world needs to change.
Aquarius transits make for a lively go. February 18 through end of the month, can smooth out or tone things down somewhat. The sun treks into Pisces on February 18. Venus does the same on February 25. Mercury ends retrograde on February 20. Look to the full moon in Virgo on February 27 to clue you in, fill in a missing blank, or to provide an opportunity to fix, heal, modify, study, repair, or improve.
SCORPIO October 22 to November 21
Don’t expect to slow down anytime soon! One way or another, six planets touring Aquarius are sure to keep you busy. It can be one thing after another especially regarding home and family. Stress, uncertainty, opportunity, and excitement are signatures of Aquarius. There are times when intuition and synchronicity serve you well, times when you can pat yourself on that stroke of genius moment.
Use Venus in Aquarius, February 1 to 25, for spruce-ups of all kinds. Beautify your home, do something nice, something pleasing for yourself. To February 25, Mercury in Aquarius is good for getting back to unfinished projects, conversations, studies, exercise programs, etc. It can be time to give someone or something a second look or a second chance. Of course, it is wise to stay on the lookout for the usual Mercury retrograde shenanigans, i.e. unexpected repairs, expenses, health issues, backtracks, accidents and such.
Mars tours Taurus to March 3. Put the focus on quality over quantity or cheap. Be selective regarding who gets a piece of you. Take your time to feel your way along.
February 5, Venus/Saturn can bring you to a finish-line or goal post. This transit can also remove an obstacle or a block. February 10 to 12 hits its full swing. Don’t hesitate to tell it like it is and to get it cleared up and away. Even if it feels like an onslaught, the transits are meant to get you moving to higher ground. Venus/Jupiter could produce something lucrative or see you spend.
Saturn squares Uranus on February 17 for the first of three alignments that will span the year. They’ll meet again on June 14 and December 24. This year’s transit marks three quarters of the way through a bigger picture cycle that has been in the works since 1988. Think back to what was happening for you in 1999 -2001. That was the half-way mark. 2021 brings a major shift of perspective, inner consciousness, ambition, social life, career, or business aspirations. It’s a major year for personal and lifestyle reinvention. So much can change over the course of the year. You’ll look back on 2021 as a significant one of personal growth.
February 18 to 25 can produce a noticeable momentum shift from the first half of the month. This is thanks to advances of Sun (February 18) and Venus (February 25) into Pisces, the end of Mercury retrograde on February 20, and Mars trine Pluto on February 24. The full moon in Virgo on February 27 can clue you into something that you previously didn’t see/notice. Guard your health, keep track of details. There’s an opportunity to heal, fix or improve.
SAGITTARIUS November 21 – December 21
February opens with Mercury in Aquarius at the start of a 3-week retrograde tour. As is typical of the transit, expect a change of mind or plan, yours, or theirs. A revisit, revision, sidetrack, or backtrack is also common. One way or another, folks resurface, even if just through memories. Venus in Aquarius, February 1 to 25, can enhance communication tracks, creativity, your social life, and your popularity (in general, with clients and with your inner circle too). As they say, make hay while you can. February 5, Venus/Saturn can be good for goal reaching, finishing off projects, official undertakings. The duo can pu.t you in the good books with a parent, boss, or one in charge. February 10 to 12 can get you/get it up and running too. Seize the moment. There may be something to confront first. Don’t hesitate to spill the beans, and/or tackle it head on. February 11, Venus/Jupiter can be lucrative, opportune, or exciting.
Saturn squares Uranus on February 17. The duo will meet again on June 14 and December 24. Together Saturn/Uranus are working on a major software update regarding existing reality from the ground up. We see evidence everywhere of the shifting of tides regarding the collective consciousness, re the breakdown of old rationales that no longer serve humanity, of social and political schools of thought and so forth. Saturn is the archetype of time, and of time has come moments. Uranus is a revolutionizing and modernizing archetype. Time is speeding up, evolution is too. It’s about time! Wouldn’t you agree??!!
On the personal note, Saturn/Uranus brings you the third quarter mark of a bigger-picture agenda that has been in the works since 1988. 1999 to 2001 was the half-way point. 2021 will take you through a major restructuring of your inner consciousness. You aren’t the same person you were when you started this whole thing. You have outgrown a lot and you have grown a lot too. This transit also sets you onto the platform of your future. By the time you have reached the end of the year, you will feel that you have moved yourself a long way forward.
You can feel the momentum switch in the second half of the month as sun (February 18) and Venus (February 25) leave Aquarius for Pisces and Mercury ends retrograde (February 20). Mars trine Pluto on February 24 can bring a sense that you are piecing it together well for yourself. A full moon in Virgo (February 27) closes out the month. This full moon can get you better informed. It can be a time to get back to work or to school, or to consult with a specialist or advisor. It sets a backdrop for correction, fix it projects, healing, and improvement.
CAPRICORN December 21 to January 20
February opens with 6 planetary bodies in Aquarius. Mercury in Aquarius is at the start of a 3-week retrograde tour, and Venus is at the start of her 25-day tour of this sign. Aquarius stars help you to reinvent in a major way, to see with new eyes, to feel with a new heart, to become more resourceful and resilient, to discover new capacities and talents, and to think outside of the box. Intuition keeps you quick on the ball. You can feel excited about new prospects. On the other hand, these transits can increase stress and guesswork.
As is typical for Mercury retrograde, the transit can mess with plans or schedules and dish up unexpected repairs or expenses. You could find yourself on a rethink, revisit, sidetrack, or backtrack. It is an appropriate transit for a temporary project, to take time out to reassess, to resume a conversation or project that has been waylaid for one reason or another. Despite Mercury retrograde, Venus in Aquarius sets up a good backdrop for investments of time, heart, or money. February 5, Venus conjunct Saturn can bring you to a finish line or a fresh start. February 11, Venus conjunct Jupiter hits a much fuller swing. Watch February 10 to 12 for opportunity to move a conversation forward or to set wheels in motion. You could spend or earn more.
February 17 brings the first of 3 installments of Saturn square Uranus. They’ll meet again on June 14 and December 24. This lengthy transit keeps the focus on necessary and desired reinvention, personal, material, and lifestyle wise. This year brings you to the third quarter mark of a bigger picture chapter that started in 1988, and that reached a halfway mark between 1999 and 2001. Saturn/Uranus have set the parameters of your life in a way that have allowed you to explore your life purpose, to do important karmic work. The clock is at an advanced hour now. The year ahead accelerates the process of crossing the line in the sand, of moving past the past and into your future.
February 18 to 25 should be a relatively smooth sail. The sun enters Pisces on February 18, Mercury ends retrograde on February 20, Mars/Pluto are in trine on February 24, and Venus enters Pisces on February 25. A full moon in Virgo closes out the month on February 27. This full moon can expose or reveal something that has gone unnoticed or that has been under-rated. It offers a good opportunity to fill in a missing blank, to repair, fix, heal, study, or upgrade.
AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18/19
Feeling buzzed up? There’s no need for caffeine with 6 planets in Aquarius to keep you hotwired! Venus in Aquarius (February 1 to 25) and Mercury in Aquarius at the start of a 3-week retrograde cycle are the newest additions to the mix.
As is typical of the cycle, Mercury retrograde can put you on a revisit, backtrack, or sidetrack. Take a time out to regroup, it will set the stage for better objectivity. While second guessing can be part of the process, another check-in with yourself is wise.
Venus in Aquarius helps you to be seen in a favourable light. This transit keeps you in a state of attraction so by all means seize advantage or aim to be an attention getter. February 5, Venus/Saturn brings you to a goal post or finish line. February 10 -12 gets the ball rolling in some domino or breakthrough way. These dates can be mobilizing, lucrative, informing, productive, or opportune.
Saturn squares Uranus on February 17. This planetary pair will meet twice more, on June 14 and December 24. This transit marks a major turning point regarding a bigger picture work in progress – that of the reinvention of our social and political world reality. It is a 45-year cycle that started in 1988, that reached a half-way mark around 1999 – 20001. On a personal note, Saturn/Uranus place you at a turning point too. The year ahead sets dial on moving past the past and into your future. Saturn/Uranus check all the boxes, i.e. career, lifestyle, material status, home, and family life, inner consciousness/living with yourself.
Aquarius planets keep the action going strong over the first three weeks of the month. You can feel a noticeable shift in the last ten days of the month as the transits move onto a less intense, more fluid track. The sun enters Pisces on February 18, Mercury ends retrograde on February 20, Venus enters Pisces on February 25.
February 27 delivers a full moon in Virgo. On one hand, you could come up short or need to address a health issue. To the plus, the transit can provide an opportunity to make an improvement or correction, to undertake a repair or get it healed. You could get a better price or interest rate.
PISCES February 18/19 to March 19/20
Six planets in Aquarius keeps it on brew but out of sight. Mercury in Aquarius is just at the start a retrograde tour. Venus enters Aquarius on February 1. Both are excellent for taking time out from your usual activities to devote to creative projects, to replenish, study, heal, or soul search. Allow yourself extra time to think things through, to observe and get a better feel. Mercury will end retrograde on February 20, but it won’t advance into Pisces until March 15. The process stretches into the next month or so.
February 5 can move you past a road black or a hold up, bring you to a goal post, a conclusion, or a finish-line. February 10 – 12 can get it/you up and rolling too. February 11, Venus/Jupiter set everything onto an upswing. It can be a lucrative day.
Saturn squares Uranus on February 17. This is a bigger picture transit that will arc over the rest of the year. Saturn/Uranus will meet twice more, on June 14 and December 24. These dates mark pivotal threshold crossing moments along the bigger picture timeline. You may or may not see something actual take place, but know that a process is well underway, this regarding both a reality baseline and an inner consciousness shift. The outer world is changing, you are changing too. Saturn/Uranus accelerates a transition between what was and what is shaping up, between the past and the future.
The first three weeks of the month can be up in the air or produce one thing after another in rapid succession. As of February 18, you can feel a significant energy or momentum shift. The sun enters Pisces on February 18, Mercury ends retrograde on February 20, Mars trines Pluto on February 24 and Venus enters Pisces on February 25. Overall, that make for a smooth and fluid pace.
The full moon in Virgo on February 27 is well aligned with Uranus, Mars, and Pluto (all in earth signs). It can put you back to work or school, help you to fill in a missing blank, scoop a bargain, resume something unfinished, seek the advice of an expert or specialist, hire someone better for the job or to heal, repair or improve upon it.