Cancer (22 June – 22 July)
It’s a watery world in February as the key star sign is your fellow water sign, Pisces. It’s here where there’s plenty of planetary activity as the personal planets whoosh forwards and backwards through Pisces’ seas. This means you’re in your element and it’s a good month to actively pursue your dreams and do more of what you love.
The astrological picture is ideal for losing yourself in a good way and knowing that sentiment and emotions can enrich your life. You may feel more in touch with your creative or spiritual source or have a sense that there’s more to life than your current situation.
The planet ruling the mind, Mercury, enters Pisces on the 3rd. Be a seeker and explorer and make the most of this expansive period in the year. Pisces rules travel and study in your horoscope. It’s about the bigger picture, your vision for the future and the world beyond the ego and the everyday.
Dreams & Goals
It’s also an important month to dream big because the personal planets are starting to light up your career and vocation sector when Venus, the planet of relating, enters Aries on the 7th. Venus remains in your future sector until March 5th and this is a fertile time for ideas and collaboration.
Action planet Mars is in another fire sign Sagittarius until the 16th, ruling your work and lifestyle and Mars is a go-getting planet. Therefore, turn your attention to these areas of your life and act fast. The first half of the month is great for getting ahead.
Money too is part of the picture with the Sun in Aquarius and your joint finance sector up until the 19th. You may be sorting out financial issues or have a partner who’s doing well which gives you more options.
The Full Moon in Leo on the 9th is a pivotal date for money matters as it cuts across the financial axis of your horoscope. Keep your eye on the ball if new opportunities arise with regard to your work and career, your money and security. Trust your intuition during the Full Moon energy.
Relationships are part of the picture too this month and in the second half of February, you could find yourself up against opposition. Certainly, you’re going to have to push hard to get your own way and not everyone will be on your side.
This is because action planet Mars moves into Capricorn and your partnership sector on the 16th, where it remains until late March. This is a competitive period in your life, when you find out who your enemies are as well as your fans. Keep close tabs on your relationships and dig beneath the surface to find out what’s really going on.
This is especially important because from the 17th onwards, Mercury, the planet of communication, is in its retrograde phase. Mercury remains on go slow until March 10th and is in retreat through Pisces for the second half of February. This is invariably a time to slow down the pace.
It’s not the time to make big decisions or change things around dramatically. Instead, use the Mercury retrograde phase to seek inspiration, be contemplative and reflective, rest and retreat. It would be an ideal time to head for water, whether you’re on holiday by the sea or walking by a river or lake. Perhaps, you take up swimming and use the watery realm to stimulate your ideas and dreams.
If you’re an artist, a seeker, a mystic or dreamer, this is your time to immerse yourself in the creative or spiritual realm. However, it won’t be easy for everyone. This could be an emotional month if you feel as you’re going around in circles or you’ve lost your way.
This month’s New Moon takes place in Pisces on the 23rd, an excellent date to consider what next, especially in any area of your life that broadens your horizons.
Three days earlier, on the 20th, there’s a major planetary aspect between Jupiter in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces, the symbol of big dreams. Notice who comes in to your life on or around this period in the month. You could feel truly inspired by new ideas, thoughts or visions.
Yet, don’t rush into things because everything is not what it seems with Mercury in retreat. Don’t take too much at face value or make assumptions based on what you hear or read.
Instead, use the deluge of Pisces’ activity to explore and go wherever life leads you. Be willing to adapt and change if things don’t work out the way you expect them to.
Friends & Colleagues
Friends, acquaintances and colleagues could play a key role in this month’s events. This is because Uranus is active in Taurus and your friendship and group sector. The key dates are the 5th, 21st, 22nd and 29th.
These areas of your life are where excitement is likely, whether you’re meeting new people or you’re keen to socialise more. Uranus is the planet of technology so this is also about the internet and online connections.
You may have a strong sense that you want to be part of society or community and do your bit for politics, the environment or social causes. You’re one of the cardinal signs of the zodiac and this is where you can be a leader, a pioneer and innovator.
February’s a month to focus on you and collective goals and aims, more so than your close relationships. Then, in March, you can turn your attention to your 1-to-1’s which will require you to do so.
Margaret Ryan says
In the beginning of this post, did you mean March? Or February? Thanks.
Sally Kirkman says
Thanks for pointing it out, Margaret. A typo – I’ve corrected it. It is of course February although I was looking at the astrology in March too which is why I got confused.