February is dominated by an inspiring fire-and-air mix stimulating each other, while Mercury yields a lot of new ideas that the Aries planets can pick up and put into practice, says Sitara.
|Sun||11° Aquarius – 11° Pisces|
|Moon||1° Aries – 11° Aries|
|Mercury||21° Capricorn – 5° Pisces|
|Venus||28° Pisces – 13° Aries|
|Mars||3° – 23° Aries|
|Jupiter, retrograde from 6th||23° – 22° Libra|
|Saturn||25° – 27° Sagittarius|
|Chiron||22° – 24° Pisces|
|Uranus||21° – 22° Aries|
|Neptune||11° – 12° Pisces|
|Pluto||18° – 19° Capricorn|
|North Node||5° – 3° Virgo|
|Lilith||29° Scorpio – 2° Sagittarius|
|Full Moon, 11th, 0.34 h GMT||23° Leo|
|New Moon, 26th, 15.00 h GMT||8° Pisces|
Mood of the Moment
An interesting, inspiring fire-and-air mix dominates February. We know from nature what this means: fire produces wind, wind stokes up fire; both stimulate each other. Mentally, Mercury in Aquarius yields a wealth of new ideas, which can be swiftly taken up by the Aries planets and put into practice. Lilith, who from now on moves through Sagittarius for 9 months, takes decisive action in accordance with one’s own values and life philosophy. A climax of this extraordinarily dynamic mixture is the Full Moon in Leo, which activates the Jupiter-Uranus conjunction – which has been effective for two months now – with all its positive possibilities. In addition to these positive possibilities may also be the stormy passion that Venus and Mars ignite in Aries.
However, the quality of the manifestation of the planetary fireworks depends very much on the maturity of all parties concerned. The ideas, the values, the nature of the energy input and expression of the life force – all this can be philanthropic or maybe not so. Jupiter being retrograde indicates that in the following six months there is still a lot that needs to be reviewed and improved, so there’s a chance to create a harmonious and meaningful overall context.
Aries: What a dynamic month! It is possible that the ideas and events jump the gun and it is difficult for you to keep the balance. Basically, you will fare best by remaining in action instead of weighing up for too long. Even if you sometimes act rashly, you succeed in correcting your steps again and again. But hold back at the end of the month until you are completely sure that you are headed in the right direction. At the beginning of February, be mindful of using the right words so you can reach others. In the middle of February everything runs smoothly!
Taurus: Energy that is allowed to flow is refreshing and clear; restrained energy blurs. This month there’s a lot of energy available to you. Implement it, otherwise it will only spoil your mood. The special thing in February is that you can also act very well on your own; around the middle of the month intellectual communication with others is enriching. Powerful commitment to everything that is close to your heart invigorates and strengthens you too, because the energy flows back to you.
Gemini: At the beginning of February there could be some commotion, mostly due to the fact that your demands are simply too high. But the situation quietens down quickly, and the rest of the month is infused by a pleasant basic mood. Everything flows to you: common sense, inspiration, friendly contacts, courage, a readiness to try new things and, in all this, the ability to remain down to earth. Then, at the end of February, Neptune begins to have an effect. Now hand over the reins and let yourself be carried.
Cancer: The first month of the month allows you some experiments to familiarize yourself with new possibilities. Fire power prevails during the second third and now you can vigorously implement your ideas. Just make sure that they are in harmony with your ideals which will then bear fruit in the last third of February when you can act totally in accordance with your nurturing side. Your mystical side also gets a boost. Search for mindscapes, situations or people who fit the picture.
Leo: The first half of the month is inspiring and exciting. A light and optimistic energy reigns, with Saturn also providing good grounding. Find expressions for this extremely positive mixture. Your creativity now turns out the craziest and most colourful blossoms! In the second half of February it will be more emotional. What is now needed are compassion, helpfulness, and the surrender to something greater. Also mentally it is about widening the horizon and the desire for deeper insights.
Virgo: You are familiar with the longing for something superior in which all sorrows and hardships dissolve. The problem is the doubt whether one should really trust this principle. Doesn’t one have to make sure that everything remains streamlined? The fact is that Virgo cannot but help making arrangements for order. This is its wonderful quality yet even Virgo is bound within an overall context and, being a mere part of the whole, can take effect only to a limited extent.
Libra: You don’t lack in vigour and succeed well in winning over other people for your purposes. However, an inner phase of reorientation and a gradual new direction is now beginning. Jupiter invites you to consider your principles, and willingness to act according to these principles. What is worth standing up for? What do you think will count in the end when you look back at your life? In the next half year, find ways to give meaning to your life that will endure.
Scorpio: Lilith has been moving through your sign for nine months. You have grown during this intense time – in strength, in honest self-esteem, and ideally also in your willingness to part with whatever has outlived itself. Stick to it, and get involved with the new, well aware that this too might change again at some point. Don’t let your ability to live your truth uncompromisingly become a universal doctrine, but enjoy the depth that you are experiencing and remain easy and open.
Sagittarius: Jupiter, your favourite teacher, has been conveying to you since October how to shape your relationships in such a way that they can fulfil their respective meanings as best as possible. In the course of the year, Uranus will show you ground-breaking ways, and Saturn will enable you to draw clear boundaries. From February onwards Lilith joins for nine months, which challenges you to stand by your truth much more radically than before. From all this combined, the chance arises to resolutely take up the reins in 2017.
Capricorn: At the beginning of February, go for thorough analyses. Look exactly at your wishes or the ones of others as to whether and how they can be realized. In the middle of the month you have opportunities for innovative and feasible solutions. Utilizing trial and error you can proceed with their implementation. At the end of February, the energy compresses and increases, and you itch for knee-jerk solutions. A bit more momentum is ok now but don’t let yourself be tempted to jump to conclusions, but keep things firmly in hand.
Aquarius: The beginning and end of the month are a tad dodgy, but for the largest part one pleasant surprise after another will be bestowed on you. You are in harmony with yourself and happy about realizations and exchanges with like-minded people. And, to top it all off, you are an ingenious consultant in the most diverse fields. This also applies to the last third of February. If you are not wide awake however, there could be sudden outbursts coming from your rebellious side which are counterproductive to what you really want.
Pisces: The great time for Pisces begins in the second half of February. One last time before the North Node leaves Virgo, it will show you the advantages of this sign in plain view. Prudence, accuracy, practicality, structure and acuteness would open up a whole lot more opportunities for you. Begin to bring clarity to your mode of communication. Before broaching a subject, figure out what you would say if nobody would oppose you. No matter what you then say, it will convey a little more clarity.
Sitara became a disciple of Osho’s in 1979. She lives in Germany and has been writing the horoscopes of the German Osho Times since 1998. Passionate about astrology since childhood, she has published several books on the subject. She gives personal sessions, also over phone or Skype, focusing on spiritual development. Moreover, Sitara offers end-of-life care counselling (free of charge). She is currently teaching and writing about traditional advaita vedanta for Western seekers. www.astro-sitara.de