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* monthly * horoscopes - february 2019
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
Uranus leaves your sign early next month, after a comparatively brief but very final visit, to reprise the themes and developments that have unmistakeably defined this decade. While there is more change to come heading forward, it won’t possess the same demanding and relentless urgency. You enjoy the rare chance to take stock and on a very personal level, to revisit and to underpin some of those issues that still lurk in the background, perfectly poised to upset the apple cart. In February, ensure whatever obstacles loom to limit you and hold you back; won’t be an impediment once you’re addressing, your well-being too.
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
The reality of faraway Uranus, returning to your sign next month for an extended stay, is presaged during February. On Valentine’s Day, Mars beats its more distant compatriot to your region of the sky, after they conjoined just one day previously. While some issues have stumbled since last November, the Red Planet makes it harder to keep a lid on things, or to continue with your customary deference and composure. You feel unsettled and on edge, no matter how ardently you endeavour to distract yourself and stay occupied elsewhere. Also, with all this occurring in such a public arena; it seems biting the bullet is your sole choice.
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
With the exception of our inconstant Moon, that circuits the entire zodiac over the course of this period, the remainder of our Solar System congregates in the uppermost hemisphere of your horoscope. It is not surprising then, that you don’t have time for introspection and are far more focussed on the outside world, with the spotlight especially trained on those closest to you. Personally, when it comes to shared property or even business interests: others play a crucial role in your ambitious and expansionist campaign. Some prove supportive, while others obviously fail. Amid a lull in proceedings, you sort the wheat from the chaff.
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
The presence of Venus in your partnership sector is a welcome development. The planet of love is happy in this part of the sky, so its arrival helps calm turbulent waters and even rights a few wrongs, potentially without so much effort as you might have expected. The influence of Venus is too transient, to rectify hurts and misgivings that have grown up over a number of years; leading to a situation with a sense of finality about it. But where disagreements and arguments have proven more minor; or you are looking for new associations to fill the void left by any absentees: throughout February, the cosmos is surely on your side.
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
Excluding the Moon, plus Mars from Valentine’s Day, the remainder of our Solar System lies to the western side of your horoscope. This gives people more say over your affairs than you would like, even if this is mainly where your approval rating features. That’s the trouble with wanting to be the best at anything: since you become conspicuously dependent on your audience to affirm and reinforce this perception. Plus, most of the time, ‘anything’ actually means the same as ‘everything’ to you. No matter the indignities you endure, the outcome is never quite what you had hoped or anticipated. For now, be less tough on yourself.
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
As the distant planetoid Chiron, leaves Pisces for the final time in this cycle, it is opportune to consider an intangible concept that might at first, appear to have little bearing on your everyday circumstances. Life is about paying the bills after all; making some kind of a contribution, while staying wholesome and healthy besides. Only actually, that isn’t quite the entire picture: although your principles remain laudable. Close connections are formed on an emotional level, but must translate to the material world. It is a recipe for disaster if this transition fails: yet as some dichotomy is inevitable, it is never a straightforward procedure.
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
You cannot help but notice a more upbeat atmosphere, as Jupiter elevates your spirits and promotes an optimistic outlook. You are coming to understand, there is much left for you to learn, regardless that in tangible terms your knowledge is unquestionable and authoritative. Progress takes the shape of a formal curriculum, or simply insights you may not have entirely appreciated before, garnered in circumstances and situations you never would have imagined. Yet life at home predominately, leaves a lot to be desired. You cannot blame others for everything; no matter how inexcusable or even unforgivable, their behaviour.
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
Mars enters your partnership zone on Valentine’s Day. In some respects this proves extremely welcome: especially if the object of your affections manifests a modern version of the traditionally masculine virtues, regardless of their gender. Think incisiveness, integrity; strength, courage, confidence and chivalry. Still, it is easy to encounter the downside instead: namely anger, aggression, brutality and violence. Passionate and sexual liaisons thrive, while dull and tedious associations see hidden tensions surfacing. Any negativity worsens with inactivity, alienation; sloth and inertia. Stay animated and engaged; there is plenty still to do.
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
If you look at the sky while your sign rises, as it does once each and every day, you will not catch any planets visible above the horizon during the whole of February; despite your constellation ascending for approximately two hours at a time, depending on your exact location. The Moon breaks cover for under two weeks from February 13, but this is a routine and commonplace development, compared to the rest of the Solar System hiding out elsewhere. Though your career, community, education; friends, family and life in general all need attention; rethink what these developments can offer you, in terms of personal growth.
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
Though the focus on your region of the sky that characterised January has gradually dissipated, the arrival of Venus in your constellation and presence throughout this month, puts you and Pisces equal first as the most crowded signs. Venus joins the mighty conjunction, of your ruler Saturn with distant Pluto that grows in potency all year. Pluto means metamorphosis and transformation: questioning conditioned and habitual patterns of behaviour, you’d really be better to forego. Saturn by contrast: loves tradition, loathes change and says things are done this way for a reason. Pluto is persuasive remember, if you fail to catch the drift!
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
The new moon in your sign on February 4, is this month’s main event. Plus, it is a memorable moment for many Chinese nationals: about 20% of humanity at a conservative underestimate. The second new moon after the December solstice marks Chinese New Year, only with Beijing eight hours ahead, it throws the start of the year of the Earth Pig, early into the following morning. There are infrequent exceptions, but the vast majority of these celebrations always take place with the Sun and Moon in your constellation. So next time you imagine nobody has noticed you, look a little closer at how fundamentally incorrect you are.
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
The Sun approaches your region of the heavens once again, as the astrological year draws towards its conclusion, kicking off another cycle on March 20 (Universal Time), or March 21 for the majority. The Sun enters your sign on February 18, preceded by Mercury: the closest planet to the solar centre and likewise, hardest to spot with the naked eye amid the solar glare. Mercury follows the Sun down in the evening at the brightest it’ll be near the western horizon, all year. Whether or not you see it, you feel its effects as a hectic period ensues. There’ll be lots of conversation, neighbourhood activities and errands close to home.
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