Move Over, Cupid!
Candy companies, jewelry storefronts, and Hallmark should all be sending out praises to the cosmos this February. Yes, it’s the month of roses, Valentines, and all things Cupid, but February is poised to be a hot one on the romance front, regardless of Saint Valentine’s Day’s yearly arrival.
Love, sex, and a luxurious-yet-assertive boost to many signs’ earnings can be expected as early as February 3, thanks to sensual Venus hooking up with her ancient celestial lover, Mars, in his home sign Aries. This Bonnie and Clyde-style planetary pairing will stay entwined in a passionate embrace all month, influencing nearly every other stellar aspect ahead. The scorching flames of passion from these two planets show no signs of being extinguished, despite a gradual slowdown at month’s end in preparation for Venus’ rare slumber when she travels retrograde in March. Hey, a girl’s gotta sleep sometime!
The headline news this month lies in two dynamic eclipses bookending the month and kicking off a pearl-strand of unusually gentle, favorable eclipses throughout 2017. The series begins with a fiery Lunar Eclipse in Leo the Lion on February 10, fanning the lusty flames of our deepest sense of emotional satisfaction, especially in connection with personal creativity, true love and romance, as well as children and parenthood. Our faith in ourselves and the transcendent power of love and creativity is only deepened as the month continues, culminating in a powerfully optimistic Solar Eclipse in imaginative Pisces on February 26. The last week of the month is ideally set up for initiating a new creative venture or committing to a project employing your most personal—even secret—artistic skills and talents, however that manifests in your life. Don’t waver in your sense of self-assuredness: Personal, private faith in your own power is the only weapon you need.