Sitara says: “To find our direction we need a little time to tune into the new energies of this month…”
|Sun||12° Aquarius – 11° Pisces|
|Moon||10°– 20° Libra|
|Mercury, retrograde from 23rd||22° Aquarius – 17° Pisces|
|Venus||29° Capricorn – 4° Pisces|
|Mars||29° Aquarius – 21° Pisces|
|Jupite||6° – 8° Gemini|
|Saturn, retrograde from 18th||11° Scorpio|
|Chiron||8° – 9° Pisces|
|Uranus||6° – 7° Aries|
|Neptune||2° – 3° Pisces|
|Pluto||10° – 11° Capricorn|
|North node||22° – 19° Scorpio|
|Lilith||16° – 19° Taurus|
|New Moon 10th, 7.21 h GMT||22° Aquarius|
|Full Moon, 25th, 20.27 h GMT||7° Virgo|
Mood of the Moment
First of all we need a little time to tune into the new energies in February, to find our direction and/or come to terms with a considerable disorientation. The influence of Aquarius calls for a vision of the future, but due to the strong Neptune influence, which is characterized by broad ranging thinking focused action becomes difficult. Ultimately this doesn’t matter but it could be unsettling at times. At, both, the beginning and end of the month there’s a tendency towards gullibility, wishful thinking and glossing over things. It needs courage to look closely and take on a detailed analysis of situations. Out of this the most outstanding strategies can emerge, but a realistic view is vital.
In love and creativity a period of unfolding commences, continuing over the next few months bringing forth even more multifaceted expressions. February tingles and crackles! It’s now about trying out new and unusual approaches, thereby establishing a congruous and sound base for common thought and action.
In other areas of life it is about developing one’s own intuition or to follow it. Those who are unsure in this respect should always seek out several opinions, because quite a few things are now different from what they seem.
Aries: February is no longer about the use of power, but about devotion, detachment, intuition, compassion and helpfulness. You yourself are more gentle, sensitive and receptive. Because of your greater transparency you will find new ways meeting others and you walk less resolutely towards your goals, which in any case might start to loose their importance. Sometimes you have to let go totally of your ways and goals for your horizon to be able to expand and for new avenues and opportunities to open up.
Taurus: Now you will get a taste of the positive aspects of Uranian energy. Uranus, in tandem with Jupiter, unfolds his sparkling creative vitality that illuminates your life, makes it more varied and intriguing. In the second third of the month you could feel thwarted by Saturn. Regard him as a mirror of your own inner party pooper. At the very end of February Neptune shows up with the counter programme and dissolves restrictions and structures: the former being agreeable, the latter not always so.
Gemini: The first week is all about inner and outer expansion. The second week will challenge you and require active engagement with issues that are not so easy to figure out. Give yourself a few weeks to get a really firm grasp on them. By the end of the month relationship stress might surface, which is usually based on different modes of communication. Find clear words in keeping with the sensitivity of your heart. Or vice versa, find sweet words in keeping with your rational mind.
Cancer: Your February maxim is to become independent and try out what works. While there aren’t any ready-made answers right now, it is clear that they shouldn’t be based on your emotional state. This month you will find solutions by using your mind and gathering information to get an overview before you start. The aim is not yet implementation, but only analysis and the gaining of clarity. Towards the end of the month continue to widen your horizon further.
Leo: Tolerance is the key: live and let live – not indifferent, but calm, friendly. For this purpose, should something not work out according to your ideas, you need some distance from your emotional reactions. Distance is created when you project yourself into your opponent and experience the situation from there. In the second half of the month give up the idea to being able to control life. This is by no means resignation; it is much closer to the truth than the idea that you could call all the shots.
Virgo: In this month you could flounder because many of your concepts are now being questioned. This is not pleasant and can be very unsettling, but it also has advantages. Firstly, you will find it easier to let go of ideas that haven’t proved themselves. Secondly, your imagination expands and other ideas can develop which ultimately serve you better. As it takes a little while for innovative ways of thinking to mature, adopt an experimental attitude when you get going.
Libra: The Uranian quality of this month emphasizes many of your positive qualities and augments them with carefree independence. It is now easier for you to play the role of the court jester who calls unpleasant truths by name and playfully exposes hypocrisy and double standards. In fact, you really enjoy testing out what it is like to play the role of opposition. At the end of February, open yourself up to the dimension of the heart. Surrender to love. Perhaps its fathomless eternity will be revealed to you.
Scorpio: During the first half of February, your all too uncompromising stance could lead to tensions with other people. In the second half of the month you will loosen up, thereby experiencing that a less radical position leads to better solutions that are also real and sustainable. Put them into practice, as the beginning of Saturn retrograde in your sign might herald delays during the next five months. What you are about to start in the middle of February is, however, under a lucky star.
Sagittarius: The month begins harmoniously, with a playful, friendly energy. But later communicating becomes difficult, you feel attacked and evaluate other people’s thinking as being too woolly or think they were whitewashing things. At the same time you tend to change your position again and again, and thus confuse others. Determine first of all exactly where you and where others stand, without immediately seeking arguments against them. In establishing your standpoint, be alert to whether you are being either too fussy or too sloppy.
Capricorn: To demand loving commitment from others for your interests is bound to end in frustration. Rather, look for ways to convince them – either verbally or through actions. Your intellect is rigorous, your analyses are spot on, your actions sound, your approach to the point. It therefore shouldn’t be difficult to get others on board if this is what you want. But you have to move towards them, inviting them. As do the Scorpios, you too will notice a slowing down in the coming months. Get ready for it.
Aquarius: Venus qualities characterise February: harmony, relationships, connections, sensuality, eroticism, beauty, aesthetics, creativity, art and pleasure. Uranus fills these areas with light and lightness and motivates you to shape them according to your individual needs. Jupiter contributes trust and wisdom, helping you to look at these areas from a higher vantage point and find their inherent meaning. Explore your heart’s voice and pay attention to its messages.
Pisces: Now you need to stand by your truth and give it powerful expression. Especially by mid-February you can move worlds and mountains, simply by following your insights and putting your ideas into action. Practice a little restraint only on the 9th and 10th of the month. In the last third of the month you start a process of rethinking that will help you to represent your affairs with more commitment. Wishful dreams have had their day. In their place appears your real and true life’s concern.
Sitara became a disciple of Osho’s in 1979. She has settled in Germany and for 12 years now, has been writing the horoscopes of the German Osho Times. Astrology has been her passion since childhood, and she has published several books on the subject. She gives personal sessions and also over phone or skype. Moreover, Sitara offers spiritual counselling as well as end-of-life care free of charge. She is currently writing a book about traditional advaita vedanta for Western seekers. www.astro-sitara.de