This is another fascinating and slightly crazed month for you, Virgo, what with the changing path of Mercury, your ruler, and with the prominent position of transformative Pluto in your sector of creative self-expression. You are very other-oriented now, and yet are simultaneously discovering that service to the important relationships in your life translates directly into meaningful reflections upon your own development as you grow in the conceptualization of yourself and your partnership dynamic of intimacy with those you love. Your insides participate in an outsized way to align with your evolving relationship ideals. Your creativity is soaring as well these days, based on informational intuition that enhances your most basic beliefs with a touch of exceptional magic. Everything comes to a head with the February 16th Full Moon, as Mercury also begins to emerge from its retrograde shadow, transpiring a week later. The last half of the month is therefore significantly different than the first, with more answers than questions for a change. Keep the faith and be on the watch for miracles of understanding to flourish as February continues to unfold.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge-Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
The New Moon in Aquarius from the very beginning of the month tells the tale for February themes unfolding. The Sun and Moon are conjoined with Saturn nearby, and they also square trickster Uranus in Taurus, corresponding to your sector of the higher mind, so new possibilities in perspective. With Saturn also in this picture, you may be faced with undiluted traction for both self-discipline and mind expansion in the coming weeks. February highlights your desire to learn or refine a skill involved more with intuition than with pure logic, and which may also require that you work diligently to integrate new patterns into your life. You could feel ready to take educational or creative pursuits to the next level. Mercury, your ruler, is strong right now in your self-expression sector, getting ready to change direction, and implies increasing productivity over the month. You could be dedicating more time and energy to your practice and you may also need to find the right balance between work and play. Consistent effort can get you the results you want but being too hard on yourself could breed rigidity or procrastination and kill your creative flow. Setting clear intentions and getting rid of distractions at the beginning of the month could support your process and keep you focused on your goals.
In psychology, the flow state is known as a state that is reached when performing an activity while being fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus and enjoyment. This pleasurable component is essential for reaching an active yet fluid state. The process can be enhanced by monitoring your progress using feedback loops; the more engaged you are with your work, the more positive feedback you receive, which encourages you to keep going. Your secret to success this month might lie in your ability to sustain efforts while doing something that you love.
Venus in Capricorn, corresponding to your self-expression sector, was recently stationed direct at the end of January and Mercury follows suit there as well, on February 3rd. All this momentum taking place in the sign of Capricorn could bring mastery over creative projects that require a certain amount of discipline thanks to the grounding influence of this Earthy sign. With Mercury in retrograde, you could have spent the last several weeks revising your priorities in order to clarify your objectives for 2022. These become more clear over the next two to three weeks of the retrograde shadow. Mars, Venus, Mercury and Pluto all transiting together in Capricorn at the beginning of the month could emphasize your children, your art, your creativity, and you should have a lot more energy to spend on what you love as long as you allow yourself to do so.
The second week of February could help you get things done more efficiently while having fun. Action-oriented Mars in Capricorn forms a supportive trine with forward-thinking Uranus in Taurus potentiality channelling into tangible forms. You might feel motivated to get the most out of life at this time, seeking experiences that feel both rewarding, creative and pleasurable. The First Quarter Moon in Taurus on the 8th brings a dynamic incentive to get moving on your vision and immerse yourself more fully into your passions. Mercury conjunct Pluto in Capricorn on the 10th and the 11th can be helpful if you need to concentrate on a specific task. As Mercury re-enters Aquarius on the 14th and begins to retrace the terrain is covered in early January, you might be able to finalize something that began at the end of the previous year.
The Full Moon culminates in the sign of Leo on February 16th, in another dramatic lunation. This juncture could be about illuminating your inner life and what usually remains hidden. Things you have been ignoring for too long could come up to be resolved and it’s the perfect time to clear the way through self-reflective practices. Old patterns could feel more obvious than usual or things that were kept from you could be brought to light. The Full Moon squares the Lunar Nodes which may bring a contrast between an old way of seeing things versus a new perception that is beginning to emerge. Mars and Venus meet in the sign of Capricorn from the 14th onward, closely conjunct through to the end of February, with their close conjunction lasting well into March, arousing your creative passions and your desire to have fun. Although the last half of the month carries an introspective influence, your need for self-expression and pleasure could be amplified.
Creative and romantic pursuits continue to be highlighted in the following weeks especially as the Sun enters Pisces on the 18th which may progressively emphasize you’re important partnerships. The Sun in the Mutable Waters of Pisces until March 20th augurs a period when new collaborations could emerge as your desire to relate with others increases.
Mars and Venus in Capricorn, still within a degree of conjunction with each other, trine Neptune in Pisces in the days surrounding the 22nd of February. This may bring a tidal wave of romantic feelings or inspiration. Prominent Jupiter now in your partnership sector is another optimistic indicator for the relationship to blossom. It seems as though the last week of the month promises to bring plenty of passion and inspiration for fun that can also be channelled into your work.
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