For all the astro-hype around January's Saturn-Pluto conjunction, some astrologers may have not even bothered writing horoscopes for February—that's how close some thought we'd come to The End of the World As We Know It. But don't worry here is your astrology forecast for February.
To be fair, there is a precedent for that kind of fear. 2001's Saturn-Pluto opposition brought us 9/11; only days prior to the exact conjunction of Saturn-Pluto last month, the US was on the brink of war with Iran. By the time this column gets into print anything may have happened—but be assured friends, life goes on, and February's forecast brings some unexpected relief from all the heaviness via future-focused Sun in idealistic Aquarius through February 18. Though it's still cold outside, our gut instinct tells us the earth is remembering new life again and eventually winter's end. Hearts are warmed and friends welcomed at the Full Moon in generous Leo February 8. Romantic Venus enters courageous Aries February 7, making a passionate trine to brave Mars in Sagittarius through February 15.
Finally, smack in the middle of all the intensity brought on by a celestial cluster-bomb in serious, sober Capricorn–Saturn, Pluto, Jupiter, the South Lunar Node and Mars after February 16–little Mercury in Pisces swims into view, retrograde February 16–March 9. Pisces counters cruelty with compassion, indifference with empathy, and healing through forgiveness. The Sun in Pisces after February 28 and the New Moon in Pisces February 23 implore you: Turn off the talking heads and hysteria-makers. Trust your gut instinct and open your hand to your neighbor. Reach across the aisle to mend fences with a friend who cares just as much about the world as you do, but perhaps in a different way. Open your mind and heart to the vulnerable who are put into your path—they are your teachers, and you are theirs.