FEBRUARY 2021 ASTRO-HIGHLIGHTS: THE AGE OF AQUARIUS… OR SOMETHING ELSE ENTIRELY?Feb 01, 2021
There is a HUGE stellium brewing in Aquarius, which culminates on February 11th at the New Moon in Aquarius—ushering us into a BRAND NEW PARADIGM that will continue to play out through the end of 2021! Mars is still in Taurus through the end of this month, however; the planet of anger, disputes, action and will power is no longer in a tight conjunction with the wild-card energy of Uranus in Taurus! This means that things are lightening up a bit and the energy is much more appropriate for initiating, especially toward the end of this month once Mercury moves direct! That being said, we do still have the exact square between Saturn and Uranus to contend with mid-month on the 17th. Uranus is a planet that causes us to crave freedom and excitement while Saturn reminds us to take things slow and to do things the right and responsible way, not the fast and flashy way! The combination of these two energies may have us all feeling like we’re stuck in a cage just waiting (rather impatiently) for the right moment to make our escape! Change will come slowly under this influence, and trying to disrupt too much of the old paradigm all at once can be a recipe for disappointment. February is also a great time to re-think our plans during Mercury retrograde in Aquarius after all of the chaotic influences of the previous month and, with Saturn so strongly activated, to create new systems and structures to set us up for long-term success that lasts well into the future!
HOW WILL FEBRUARY’S PLANETARY ENERGY IMPACT YOUR SIGN?
Energy most positive for Sun/Moon/Rising in: Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn
Energy most challenging for Sun/Moon/Rising in: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius
Mixed energy for Sun/Moon/Rising in: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces
Maximum intensity for Sun/Moon Rising in: Taurus, Aquarius
VENUS ENTERS AQUARIUS
Exact on February 1st, 2021 at 7:05am MST
Active February 1st through February 25th
Venus in Aquarius is an excellent energy for group connections of all kinds with the planet of relationships transiting this largely humanitarian and sociable Air Sign. While Venus in Aquarius is one of the best placements for forming friendships, it’s not the most romantic of energies as Aquarius can be rather detached when it comes to emotional intimacy. Additionally, this may be a time when our partnerships may feel stifling to our personal freedom, especially at the beginning of this transit when Venus conjuncts restless Uranus and squares the suffocating influence of the Saturn in Aquarius. If you friends and romantic partners pull away at this time, its best not to hang on too tightly! This energy will pass soon enough and you’ll be back to connecting in the deeper, more intimate ways that you’re used to soon enough!
NEW MOON IN AQUARIUS
Exact on February 11th, 2021 at 12:05pm MST
Most active February 8th through February 14th
The New Moon in Aquarius is coming together as part of a VERY intense stellium in this notoriously enigmatic and rebellious Air Sign! Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, Mercury (in retrograde) the Sun AND the Moon are ALL TOGETHER in Aquarius, forming squares with Uranus and Mars. This energy is VOLATILE, to say the least. Weird things happen when planets group together in Aquarius—expect the unexpected, prepare for disruptions, and know that your rebellious side may become incredibly overpowering and impossible to ignore! Aquarius is also strange in that its a sign that always appears to be open-minded and free thinking, but when you really get down into it, this sign can be rather dogmatic in its unusual systems of belief! Once an Aquarian is convinced of something through their own independent research, can be damn near impossible to change his or her mind! To me this energy represents a clash between scientific dogma, adherence to popular opinion, and the need to remain sovereign and true to oneself. Mental paradigms that need to be shattered, will be. Systems that are old, outdated, restrictive, and rooted in the consolidation of power will be viewed as highly suspect. It will be very apparent at this time, in each of our lives, where the frustration lies and where the need to shed our old skin and move out of our mental and physical comfort zones has become too intense. This New Moon is about anything but maintaining the status quo—that much is clear.
Set your intentions for the New Moon and harness this intense Aquarian energy in the BEST possible way at my Cosmic Community’s LIVE New Moon Gathering, Goal Setting, and Lunar Month Ahead forecast on Saturday, February 6th! Join the Cosmic Community today to connect with like-minded astrology lovers, gain access to exclusive content AND our upcoming community webinar on February 27th—The Karmic Power of Eclipses!
SATURN SQUARE URANUS
Exact on February 17th, 2021 at 12:08pm MST
Active 2021-2022: First Exact Aspect Most Active January 27th through March 10th
Today marks the first Saturn in Aquarius square to Uranus in Taurus of 2021—a transit that comes around roughly once every 22 years! The last time around we had reversal of this configuration! Uranus in Aquarius in square with Saturn in Taurus in 1999-2000! This transit may instigate change we feel resistant to and delays or creates challenges to making the changes you personally desire due to frustration with current circumstances and a need for greater freedom! This transit is often associated with social unrest, rebellion, and economic disruption (think the “Game Stop” stock market situation last month). With Saturn in Aquarius, the push change is decentralized and a restructuring comes from a grassroots level—potentially bringing about the end of hierarchy as we know it. On a more personal level, some people may crave instantaneous change to the stale, fixed energies in their lives and will feel frustrated with the slow pace of the adjustments being made. Others will know deep down that change is necessary but will resist it heavily due to the comfort provided by their current mindset or physical position, but will resist until they have no other option but to move on and shed their own skin.
SUN ENTERS PISCES
Exact on February 18th, 2021 at 3:43am MST
Active February 18th through March 20th
Pisces Season is officially here and HAPPY SOLAR RETURN to all of my Pisces subscribers and readers! Pisces season is a mystical, magical time for visualizing your ideal future. Connections to other realms and dimensions are illuminated during this dreamy, creative time. For this particular Pisces Season, things won’t feel particularly “Piscean” until the first half of March due to the intense Aquarian alignments and the ongoing Saturn square to Uranus—but when things get ethereal this Pisces season they’re going to get REALLY etherial! Trust me when I tell you that it’s going to be a TRUE escape from the harsh realities we’ve been facing theses past few months!
MERCURY STATIONS DIRECT
Exact on February 20th, 2021 at 5:51pm MST
Most active on February 17th through February 23rd
Mercury stations direct at 11 degrees in the sign of Aquarius today, FINALLY giving us a bit of forward momentum. This particular station is activating the Jupiter/Saturn square to Uranus in Taurus—so things are likely to feel frustrating and frazzled for at least the first few days after Mercury goes direct. Our minds will be running on overdrive as anxieties and tensions are amplified in a rush to try to rebel against the old stagnant energies of the past and cram in too many exciting new plans all at once when the newfound forward momentum hits us!
Just keep in mind, the shadow period doesn’t end until March 14th! The next three weeks provide excellent momentum to get things going that we have been revisiting, revising and re-working throughout the Mercury retrograde! (That means, there’s no need to rush!)
VENUS ENTERS PISCES
Exact on February 25th, 2021 at 6:11am MST
Active on February 25th through March 21st
Venus is exalted in Pisces which means an influx of positive energy for all things Venusian—relationships, interpersonal connection, beauty, artwork, balance and harmony! Now is a time when our connections run much deeper and we are more easily to feel compassion and form deep spiritual bonds with those we care about most. Venus in this placement brings unconditional love—for better, or for worse as one of the downfalls of this placement is poor boundaries in partnership or putting on the “rose colored glasses” when it feels easier and more convenient than dealing with harsh realities in relationships with others.
FULL MOON IN VIRGO
Exact on February 27th, 2021 at 1:17am MST
Most active on February 24th through February 30th
The Full Moon in Virgo this month is a VERY positive energy that finally brings a harmonious culmination point to the changes we’ve been making (or at least attempting to make) throughout this first part of 2021! The New Moon in organized and service-oriented Virgo makes a harmonious trine to Uranus in Taurus, illuminating just how far we’ve come in breaking free from the old, stale, monotonous energy and making real, tangible changes to liberate ourselves from all that feels boring and oppressive on a real, material level! This energy also allows us to very easily make adjustments to hone on on the ever-important details of our plans moving forward as the Virgo Full Moon has a way of magnifying anything that’s even a hair out of place! With the Virgo energy amplified in such a positive way, now is the perfect time to pursue refinement!