February 2022 Astro-Highlights: We Have Reached The Turning Point!Jan 31, 2022
The month of February has a palpable energy about it, like a buzz from a fallen electrical wire. There was a quickening that occurred with the Aquarius New Moon on January 31st.. This New Moon acted as a trigger, like a lightning strike against a mountain that sent an unstoppable avalanche our way!
Fairly soon after the month begins, ready or not, many of us will feel as if we have entered a new paradigm with tangible movement and momentum happening all around! All the things we have been attempting to create or build at a frustrating snail’s pace throughout 2021,and all the things we have fighting for and feeling our heads bang against a wall, those things are ready to begin gaining traction now as ALL PLANETS ARE DIRECT in February!
This month brings but one lunation, an extremely passionate and life-changing Full Moon in Leo. The Full Moon in Leo squares the nodal axis which for many of us will feel like a major karmic crossroads, one where multiple potential life paths are laid very clearly before us and we must choose one. Which path will YOU choose? And with Mars and Venus conjunct at this Moon, we must also consider WHO is going with us!
With Leo, we are reminded to choose the path that aligns with our hearts!
Energy most positive for Sun/Moon/Rising in: Virgo, Pisces
Energy most challenging for Sun/Moon/Rising in: Taurus, Scorpio, Capricorn, Aquarius
Mixed energy for Sun/Moon/Rising in: Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius
Maximum intensity for Sun/Moon Rising in: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Aquarius
February 3rd, 2022: Mercury Stations Direct in Capricorn
February 4th, 2022: Sun Conjunct Saturn in Aquarius
February 11th, 2022: Mercury Conjunct Pluto in Capricorn
February 14th, 2022: Mercury Re-Enters Aquarius
February 16th, 2022: Venus Conjunct Mars in Capricorn
February 16th, 2022: Full Moon at 28° Leo
February 18th, 2022: Sun Enters Pisces
February 24th, 2022: Mercury in Aquarius Square Uranus in Taurus
Mercury Stations Direct in Capricorn
Exact on February 3rd, 2022 at 9:13pm MST
Active through February 3rd through May 10th, 2022
This Mercury retrograde has been a seriously DEEP DIVE! This particular Mercury retrograde has been in combination with a very intense Venus retrograde in Capricorn. In fact, Mercury is stationing direct and activating the very same area of the chart that Venus stationed retrograde back in December! Whether partnered or single, we have all been re-examining our relationships and thinking about the things we need, want and desire in order to move forward into a long lasting relationship! Mercury is now ready to proceed with the information and knowledge that was revealed to us over the last 3 weeks in retrograde. Important conversations are on the horizon now!
Sun Conjunct Saturn in Aquarius
Exact on February 4th, 2022 at 12:05pm MST
Active through February 1st through February 8th, 2022
This is a fairly brief transit but it can feel a little heavy. Saturn is still in the frustrating square with Uranus and at this point, we're all officially tired of the setbacks and hoops to jump through in order to get to the goals and freedoms we have been working toward. We may notice in the days leading up to this conjunction a feeling of sluggishness or exhaustion, as though our load is too heavy and that we are never getting over the hurdles and frustrations we have been facing. This is not the time to give up, in fact, this is the time to give all you've got. Hang in there because the Sun moves on from this conjunction quickly and begins a fresh new cycle with Saturn in which it releases the blockages and illuminates a brand new path forward.
Mercury Conjunct Pluto in Capricorn
Exact on February 11th at 7:04 am MST
Active January 27th through February 14th, 2022
Mercury is newly direct and we are instantly put to the test as Mercury makes and exact conjunction with Pluto, which always brings deep, uncomfortable truths to the surface! This third conjunction will likely bring about another opportunity for an intense conversation or communication to be had with someone that is difficult and uncomfortable. This could be a period of deep revelation that finally allows us to break ties with someone or something that is toxic to our wellbeing and should not be part of our lives moving forward.
Mercury Re-enters Aquarius
Exact on February 14th at 2:54pm MST
Active February 14th through March 9th, 2022
Mercury enters Aquarius for a second time this year, but this time he comes armed with with the wisdom and practicality gained through the retrograde period in Capricorn. Mercury in Aquarius is a time of genius insight and out-of-the-box thinking. Perhaps when Mercury entered Aquarius for the first time back in early January you had a brilliant idea come to you, but one that left you puzzled with regard to how you can bring that idea down from the ethers. Mercury's prolonged conjunction to Pluto showed you there were truths about this you needed to understand first and now that you do, you are ready to proceed. There are still challenges that lie ahead with regard to this, but now you are prepared to see them through.
Mars Conjunct Venus
Exact February 16th, 2022 at 7:29am MST
Active from February 16th through March 31st, 2022
Mars catches up to Venus today in the sign of Capricorn and they begin a beautiful, prolonged conjunction that will last for a MONTH! The conjunction of Venus and Mars is not rare, happening every year, but THIS particular conjunction IS rare because of how long these two planets will remain so close together! Mars and Venus uniting is always a time of renewed passion that initiates a new beginning in love and relationships. With this happening in the mature sign of Capricorn, these two lovers have learned hard lessons over the last year and are now ready to go the distance, creating a foundation for partnership that will last long into the future.
Full Moon in Leo
Exact February 16th, 2022 at 9:56am
Most active February 11th through February 20th
What does your heart say?? A Full Moon in Leo is always about expressing an authentic sense of self, sharing one's creativity with the world and getting more in touch with one's heart energy.
To add fuel to an always fiery moon, this Full Moon in Leo happens on the SAME day as Mars makes a passionate conjunction to Venus in Capricorn. The Leo Full Moon also makes a challenging square to the nodal axis that has now shifted into Taurus and Scorpio, activating eclipse points. This will likely present a critical time, especially in our relationships. We could see great endings around this moon as well as great beginnings.
Sun Enters Pisces
Exact on February 18th, 2022 at 9:43am MST
Active February 18th through March 20th 2022
Happy birthday season to all the Pisces out there! Pisces is the last sign in the zodiac marking a a time of transition and endings. When the Sun transits Pisces we may feel a our senses heightened, our compassion for others intensified, our creativity peak, and our connection to the spiritual realms intensify.
This Pisces season will mark a very distinct shift in the energy as the Sun transits Jupiter and Neptune in this sign shining a light on our interconnectivity and enhancing a collective sense of optimism and peace.
Nothing lasts forever, that is a great lesson in Pisces, so enjoy the lift in energy while it lasts!
Mercury in Aquarius Square Uranus In Taurus
Exact February 24th, 2022 at 7:21pm
Active February 22nd through February 26th, 2022
Mercury is returning to the degrees of Aquarius where it began its retrograde cycle, which so happened in a tight square to Uranus in Taurus. The energy around this transit will harken back to some shocking news or chaotic communications that derailed our plans before. Perhaps circumstances that arose at that time are resolving now due to new insight or sudden, out-of-the-box ideas. Mercury square Uranus is highly electric, mental energy that brings about a challenge, yet heightens our ability to problem solve. This time around it is a familiar challenge. Allow the solutions to come through.