Saturday, February 1, 2020

Astrology Highlights for February 2020

Aquarius and Pisces representations in stone relief in Hungary
Photo by Globetrotter19 via Wikimedia Commons


The Major Events of the Month

As we enter February 2020, we are still very much under the influence of the conjunction of Saturn and Pluto. Although this aspect is now separating, we nevertheless feel the power of these two very serious energies. As you may recall, Saturn is the energetic force that has its impetus the desire to build structures for protection and perpetuity. Saturn represents government or organizations created by laws. The energy of this planet conserves and is inclined to set limits and restraints. On the other hand, Pluto represents the cycle of death and rebirth, and raw power, whether in its highest expression or in its misuse. Of course, the energies of both these planets operate independently, but when they aspect other energies (as symbolized by planets), they pertain to issues prominent at a particular time.

We see these combined energies of Saturn and Pluto functioning at the societal level. We often hear that the U.S. presidency is the most powerful position in the world. The energy of the Saturn and Pluto conjunction is reflected in the findings of the House of Representatives in their articles of impeachment against. Donald J. Trump. In this case, the House majority has identified abuse of power (Pluto) and obstruction (Saturn) of Congress, which are outlined as executive office violations  in the Constitution. Therefore, the Saturn-Pluto aspect is a fitting metaphor for this process. Regardless of the outcome of these proceedings, these issues represented by Saturn and Pluto are salient in the conversation of our nation. 

We can understand how the theme of the Saturn-Pluto aspect might operate in our individual lives as well. If you study your natal chart, you can identify the house where 22° Capricorn is located. You can easily research the meanings of the houses of the natal charts to understand the activity in your life where you will feel these energies. Or, you can consult an astrologer to assist you in this effort!

Mercury retrograde is another important event this month. The astrological literature describes Mercury retrograde periods as times when communication might seem off-kilter. During a Mercury retrograde phase, we could take shortcuts, setting ourselves up to overlook necessary details. Therefore, we might have to redo certain projects. Speaking for myself, all Mercury retrograde periods are not the same in their impact. I feel some more strongly than others. This upcoming retrograde period will occur in my third house of communication, so I am very interested to see what lies in store for me!

We begin feeling the effects of Mercury retrograde the first week of February, as the shadow period begins at 46 minutes after midnight on February 2 PST when Mercury reaches 28° Aquarius 13′. What this means is that Mercury will retrograde up to that degree before it stations direct. Mercury begins its station on February 16 and then begins the retrograde cycle at 4:54 pm PST on February 17 at 12° Pisces 48′. After turning direct on March 10, Mercury will not reach this degree of Pisces until March 30. Consequently, we experience the shadow of Mercury beginning on February 2 and continuing until March 30. During this period, we are apt to discover that projects we thought were completed need more refinement. We are more likely to feel that we are finally moving forward in our projects once we enter April.

With the Sun in Aquarius for most of the month and four planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto and Mars beginning February 9) in Capricorn, the general mood is serious and focused on the accomplishment of concrete goals. The sign of Aquarius possesses forward thinking attributes and appreciates group activities with like-minded individuals. This is an excellent time to join or become more active in professional or community associations. Political campaigns would also be a good choice to express this month’s energies. 


Notable Dates in February 2020

Astrological Event (Based on PST)

February 1
Venus in Pisces sextile Pluto: deeply held desires may surface at this time

February 2
Mercury shadow period begins (as described in the above narrative)

February 3
Venus in Pisces sextile Saturn in Capricorn: Dreamy desires can become a reality at this time

February 3
Mercury goes into Pisces

February 3
First Quarter Moon in Gemini: Time to communicate our plans 

February 5
Mercury in Pisces sextile Uranus in Taurus: unexpected leaks in information surface

February 8
Venus goes into Aries: Our feminine aspect of desires becomes more forceful and we wants immediate gratification.

February 8
Full Moon in Leo: Rejoice in the fruits of our labor 

February 15
3rd Quarter Moon:  Assess our accomplishments to date 

February 16
Mars goes into Capricorn: The male aspect of pursuing desires is exalted in this sign. We have both the impetus to achieve and to complete what we start. In its most extreme expression, this could signal hard-nosed aggression.

February 17
Mercury turns retrograde (see description in the above narrative) 

February 18
Sun moves into Pisces: Combined with Mercury in Pisces, we are concerned with the emotional aspects of life.

February 20
Jupiter in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces: Merging long-term practical plans with idealistic dreams is favored now.

February 21
Mars in Capricorn trine Uranus in Taurus: Watch for revolutionary fervor around the world. The citizens of the world might want to channel their initiatives in genius strategies to deter climate change. If our environment is tamer, we might consider leading the pack in some unorthodox activity or being the first to adopt some new technology. Personal prowess and genius can be a winning combination.

February 22
Sun in Pisces sextile Uranus in Taurus: A time when we feel like trying something different in our personal directions.

February 23
New Moon in Pisces with Uranus and Mars sextile the Sun/Moon: A powerful period when we plant a seed that reflects our dreams. This could initiate a time of upheaval and volatility.

February 23
Venus in Aries square Jupiter in Capricorn: Relationships and big plans are in initiatory mode with a bent toward the practical.

February 25
Sun in Pisces conjunct Retrograde Mercury in Pisces: The mental processes might favor holism where we break down barriers between viewpoints. We might be revisiting past thinking.

February 26
Mercury in Pisces sextile Mars in Capricorn: Somehow, our fluid thinking works well with concrete actions.

February 28
Venus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn: The energies are in ready to go mode but  there are differences in what the end game is. 

February 28
Retrograde Mercury in Pisces sextile Uranus in Taurus: There’s an ease in rethinking our ideas and it seems opportune to take some innovative approaches.

February 28
Venus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn: Possible power disputes and relationship conflicts over deep or taboo issues. 


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