* monthly * horoscopes - february 2017
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
Mars entered your sign late during January and remains throughout this month. It conjoins Uranus on the penultimate day of February, with the power of your traditional ruling planet’s passage through your sign, intensified and electrified by their association. This is a potent combination, so a degree of caution and circumspection proves prudent. Particularly where you believe your autonomy is threatened or others are telling you what to do, you are inclined to act in the heat of the moment and to burn a few bridges that could have stayed intact. The more sure you are of your trajectory, the less likely you’ll be so impulsive…
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
You have become accustomed to an orbit that keeps you out of the limelight. This has its advantages, since you are able to pursue your own concerns in privacy, away from the jaundiced eye of those around you. Nevertheless, you sometimes wonder how long this is scheduled to continue, as on occasion you find yourself thinking fondly of when you were more towards the epicentre. Yet the planets are moving slowly in your direction, as the March equinox approaches and beyond. This month, a solar eclipse across South America and southern Africa belongs to a series that began in your sign. Soon, you’ll be to the fore again…
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
Give or take three months or so, Saturn has occupied your opposite sign since the end of 2014. Those little versed in astrology might imagine no one would wish this on themselves, but that would mean they had sadly neglected the exaltation of Saturn in this region of your horoscope. While the best of relationships are likely to face problems, it is a period through which only the strongest will survive. Perhaps those closest to you have been a huge responsibility: maybe they are impoverished, miserable or unwell. Circumstances test your connection itself; but where enough exists between you, love will prevail…
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
Your relationships are complicated; yet this is nothing new. They have not always been so fraught, but the past nine years have made up for the shortfall. You have been embroiled in some passionate and intense liaisons, assuming you are able to approach such matters with an open heart anymore. Others have been messing with your emotions, leaving you unable to look at the world quite the same way again. Lately this may have been a competitor, enemy or adversary, as your home and family situation appears more favourable than for some time. Do not let petty power struggles detract, from all you have going for you…
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
Take a long, hard look at your circumstances. Lay your pride to one side and try to be objective, as if you were a casual observer, peering in from the outside. Admittedly, you are not used to such a methodology. Success fascinates you, rather than a post mortem analysis of your shortcomings, to find out where you might improve. Still, take time to review your philosophical prognostications and your perspective on life, frequently promoted to anyone who’ll listen. There is some distance between this construct and reality; but you can lessen the gap by opening up, being ready to communicate and knowing where you can do better.
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
Your relationships over recent years have been unsettling and bewildering. After a number of knocks that left you struggling to assimilate them, one minute you were imagining everything was wonderful and the next you were entirely disillusioned. Such is the nature of Neptune’s transit through your partnership zone, giving you the impression that where other people are concerned, the picture is wholly contrary to the one your precise and analytical nature prefers. A solar eclipse in your opposite sign this month, throws these issues into sharp relief. Since you cannot alter the situation, adjusting your attitude might seem sensible…
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
The area of your horoscope governing close relationships grows complicated. Venus, Mars and Uranus plus the Moon for a couple of days, signify issues that many struggle with over their entire lifetime. Yet the immediate problem you face is more acute: since Mars and Uranus both mean independence, while the Moon and Venus are all about the urge to merge. How you balance such antagonistic factors is clearly a conundrum, but not if you favour folk who will not limit or confine you. In your quest for compatriots, select people who are balanced and assertive; who have their own interests, but want companionship too.
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
An annular solar eclipse in Pisces is the third of a trio over the past three years that have emphasised the same region of your horoscope. The underlying cause is never wholly identical, thus presently you feel your close relationships are to blame, for a latent but intrinsic dissatisfaction with your situation. You can resolve this by getting out more and being less dependent on the feedback of the same old people, about how you are doing or who you have become nowadays. Not only this, but where you believe you aren’t getting the praise you’re due, remember respect is earned and even then, isn’t necessarily easily granted.
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
Saturn remains in your sign until the closing stages of this year. You have grown accustomed to the strictures and limitations it has brought your way, although getting used to something is not the same as ever coming to appreciate it. After all, obstacles grow familiar over time, but are unlikely to have been your first choice. As a small ray of hope, it is the nature of this planet to put the toughest lessons first. Saturn clears the outgrown, unnecessary and unneeded from your environment. This can mean people, goals, a belief system, career or more. Its impact is often worrisome, but actually quite helpful in the end.
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
Your professional interests continue to flourish, although possibly at the cost of a less than settled atmosphere at home. There is nobody typical of your sign, who does not have some activity considered as work, whether this fits comfortably with the accepted idea of employment or is far more idiosyncratic and unusual. Your own definition is whether it makes you money, since you cannot see the point of something similar that is for enjoyment only. You love increasing your reserves and feel happiest when you’re doing so, although spending runs it a close second, so long as this is on something you can justify as a wise buy.
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
After ages out of the driving seat, the Sun in your sign until February 18 and Mercury through the week afterwards, both suggest good fortune. So don’t be scared to be yourself, or think because you have spent so long away from the spotlight, that this situation must continue or that people are not interested in your thoughts. Still, because of your experiences you are better able to judge, when others will look kindly on your approach and where this proves more challenging for them. You can tailor your delivery to suit your audience; just don’t confuse this with modifying what you say, in the belief you are doing what they want…
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
February begins with Neptune in your sign, along with minor planet 2060 Chiron. By the end of the month, the Sun and Mercury join in, with the Moon increasing this emphasis for a couple of days. The new moon on February 26 marks an annular solar eclipse across the South Pacific, Chile, Argentina, the South Atlantic and Angola in Africa, with nearby Zambia and DR Congo also catching the full spectacle. You will still feel the impact if you are far away from these locations, as the last eclipse in your sign from a series of one lunar and three solar events, helps you to tackle outstanding issues with logic and an eye for detail.
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