Mercurial Messages through the Zodiac


What will it take to strengthen the fabric of our community? This month let’s converse over the fence, meditate with our Sangha, volunteer, and find like-minded people to work with and those we disagree with intensely — and find a bit of common ground.

February begins with the Sun, Mercury and Venus all in collective, political Aquarius and encourages us to see our interconnection and put that to good use. But we may be temporarily far-sighted, more able to see far horizons that the needs of those closest to us, unless we choose to look.

Mars in Sagittarius can keep us upbeat and moving forward but we might be a little impatient with complications. After February 10, the focus shifts towards a balance between our community and more intimate connections. Venus enters Pisces on February 10 and softens our heart. A new moon/partial eclipse on February 15 asks us to take responsibility for our place within the group. The sun enters Pisces on February 18 as Venus conjuncts Neptune, and encourages imagination and intimacy, but can raise expectations on relationships. February 25, as Mars and Venus square, we need to respect our differences, but focus on connection.

Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)…Weave your magic this month; the first half of February you can be so busy collaborating that you may barely see your beloveds. Collaborate as true equals empowering one another and the web will be beautiful. Later on, prioritize health and relationships and let your heart be known.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)…Put professional networking on the front burner in early February; negotiate win-win situations, reach across the aisle. You are served by being of service. Gently step out of your comfort zone and stretch yourself. After February 18, bring your attention back to friendships and neighborhood connections.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)…Work the big picture as the month begins; grow international contacts and learn from people from faraway places. Let your philosophy guide actions mid-month. Towards the end of the month bring the focus back to your personal work. Just know that your ability to communicate is your soul work.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)…You may feel the need for privacy as February begins. Enjoy the solitude, but do not miss an opportunity for excellent advice on resources now available from good consultants. Reconnect with an old teacher mid-month. Expect to feel more comfortable being seen later in the month.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)…The spotlight is on your ability to honor the people around you as the month begins. This is the gift; the more you help others feel good about themselves, the more you are loved and appreciated. Look for new connections mid-month that can deepen quickly if trust is established.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)…This is a busy month, but don’t overextend yourself physically; connect with others around the process of healing, their health and yours, and the health of the society around you. Put relationships on the front burner after February 18; become fully present to the people you love.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)…Make this a playful month; takes social risks and keep a twinkle in your eye. Reach into the creative community nearby and hug an artist. Just practice the Golden Rule and keep interactions clear and clean. This can catalyze personal healing towards the end of February.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)…Tend to your clan. Normally you prefer to make solitary decisions, but as the month begins, pay attention to your extended family and work on problem-solving together, particularly if there is no pressure at the moment. The strength of the connections forged will help next time collaboration is essential.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)…Make an effort to heal connections with siblings and neighbors, share what you know and learn from others nearby as the month begins. Towards the end of February, let yourself be gentle-hearted and tender around the home and immediate family; they will need your kindest self.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan.19)…Work your resources, check in with your teams and support people and work together to solve a problem. Not only will the problem be solved, but the network will stand you in good stead later. Then bring attention to your home team at the end of the month; nest.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)…Your identity may be shifting and changing this month in response to fresh interactions. Get some feedback, see how others see you to make sure that your communication style is in alignment with your intentions. Later in February, be extra responsible with resources; garden your material world respectfully.

Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)…Meditate with others, dream together, take workshops. You may be feeling unusually psychically receptive this month, so choose to put yourself in surroundings you want to absorb. Inventory the remembered voices in your head, you may need to edit out opinions which are no longer relevant to your purpose.

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