Sitara says team work and anything to do with healing and improving health is favoured during February. Be aware of the second Jupiter-Uranus square forming at the end of the month.
|Sun||12° Aquarius – 10° Pisces|
|Moon||27° Aquarius – 5° Pisces|
|Mercury, retrograde from 6th||0° Pisces – 18° Aquarius|
|Venus||13° Capricorn – 26° Capricorn|
|Mars||23° – 26° Libra|
|Jupiter, retrograde||12° – 10° Cancer|
|Chiron||11° – 13° Pisces|
|Uranus||9° – 11° Aries|
|Neptune||4° – 5° Pisces|
|Pluto||12° – 13° Capricorn|
|North Node||2° Scorpio – 30° Libra|
|Lilith||26° – 30° Cancer|
|Full Moon, 15th, 0.54 h GMT||26° Leo|
Mood of the Moment
During February things may not be what they seem. Retrograde Mercury is demanding sharper discrimination from us, especially when it comes to our idealism. Therefore if there are delays and diversions, put up with them – it’s worth it. True, Mars is pumping us with the energy we need to accomplish our tasks, but, if they are not properly thought out, the results we hope for won’t materialise. Action together with others has a better prospect of success, as in a team people can advise and correct each other.
Anything to do with healing and improving health is favoured in February, but don’t expect miracles! At the end of the month the second Jupiter-Uranus square will be forming. The overture was last August and the finale will be in April. This configuration gives you the boldness to step out of your patterns, to be more authentic and to view the future optimistically. It’s especially important to take more space, to express your opinions frankly and to follow your ideals. Your spiritual quest has top priority now, and you can expect sudden breakthroughs and surprising revelations in this area, which could lead to a radical questioning of your old views, and open up totally new perspectives.
Aries: The strong energy you’ve been putting into creating harmonious conditions and enjoying time together could now produce wonders. Your personal development could thus be given a new creative direction – less fight and friction, more harmony and co-operation. These dynamics reach a glorious climax at the full moon – perhaps you’d like to invite your friends to a little party? The themes in the second half of the month centre round clarifying misunderstandings and clearer communication. At the end of January it’s about trust and openness.
Taurus: Two processes are ending. One has lasted a year and a half; the other has been going on since December. In the longer one it was about giving more, and being less focused on your own personal gain. Not everything you do must be fun, and you don’t always have to ‘feel like’ doing something. What’s more important is whether it supports your personal growth, because only then will there be long-term benefits. The Saturn influence you’ve been under since December is giving you a more factual and a clearer way of seeing things.
Gemini: Stability is not exactly the right word to describe this month. At first it feels as if you are looking for your path amongst shifting sands. From the 13th onwards some things will become clearer and you could be feeling more stabilized. But unfortunately errors and omissions will show up which Saturn demands must be corrected. Luckily Mars is giving you the necessary energy for all this. However you can afford to take things slowly, because any real progress will not be made until March. Stay aware when making decisions and take action that benefits all.
Cancer: You’ve been given some opportunities since last June to experience your true strength. And since August you’ve been more able to accept your imperfections. At the same time you have the ability to react creatively to unexpected events, and to experiment with new approaches. All these processes will be activated this month, challenging you to take control of designing your life. Be total in this and trust in your good fortune.
Leo: Now it’s about seeing beyond your personal horizons, and viewing life from a higher perspective. The first third of February however will be rather tense and strenuous. The easiest way through will be to let go of your fixed ideas and try to find solutions step by step. In the middle of the month you’re invited to live life to the full. You’ll feel powerful and awake, so able to inspire others. In the last third of the month it’s about not taking yourself so seriously.
Virgo: Opening, trusting, engaging – these are your resources in February. If it gets difficult stay with the physical: have a massage, relax in the warm water of a healing bath, sleep in a little and go on long walks. What you do should be nourishing and revitalising. At the same time be total in everything, take what life is offering and savour it to the full. Transformation is happening gently now but it’s also deep and radical.
Libra: Use the first half of the month to become clearer about your way, and to communicate your concerns more clearly. Don’t be intimidated by other people’s attitudes. You’re strong enough now to assert yourself. And, even if you have to revise your position once more, this doesn’t mean that it is worthless. In any case it can provide a good basis for discussion. In the second half of February a development that began in December will be completed, giving you a firmer basis and more realism.
Scorpio: For those with birthdays at the beginning of the Scorpio month, an important turning point will be reached either now or in March. Just like 18 or 19 years ago, a new development cycle is beginning for you that will lead to more stability, stillness and groundedness. February is not the right time to forcefully press for changes. It’s more appropriate to clear away old debris to be ready for your new start. By the end of the month things will become easier: creative energy will be added to your pragmatism and seeing what is necessary will modify absolute demands.
Sagittarius: Your most important theme this month is independence, though it looks as if this contradicts your need for emotional security and intimacy. In the first half of the month it’s helpful to remember your longing for a boundlessness in which all is included and nothing excluded. In this interconnected wholeness independence has its place along with emotional grounding. In the second half of the month a development that started in August will reach a turning point. It’s about giving yourself more space and enlarging your scope.
Capricorn: Slowly things are moving in a definite direction. In the first half of the month a clarifying dialogue will be needed in order to get to a deeper truth. Some misunderstandings must be uncovered before this can happen. Also there’s a contradiction between your desire for freedom and your need to create a secure foundation. Wait a bit – you don’t have enough mental clarity yet. At the end of February your desire for loving communication is more in the foreground, and many problems will be solved of their own accord.
Aquarius: The first half of the month passes with nothing spectacular happening. But it seems your clever mind made a few mistakes in January, and it’s about putting them straight this month. Don’t be disconcerted by possible obstacles and disturbances, but stay with it until you reach your goal. You have plenty of energy for taking action, and cooperating without friction works better and better. You only need to train yourself to be more patient and to stay with it. It’s worth doing that!
Pisces: A dream of a Pisces month! If you have important things to take care of, that don’t have to do with art, music, spirituality, healing or love and social engagement, get them out of the way in the first week because Chiron is giving you practicality at the beginning of February. If it’s possible, however, take a step back from your work and the business of every-day life, and devote time to the things mentioned above in which real peak experiences will be possible.
Sitara became a disciple of Osho’s in 1979. She has settled in Germany and for 13 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