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Aquarius horoscope for February 2023
Having Saturn in your sign isn't always easy, with the hard taskmaster of the cosmos demanding that you take personal responsibility and that you lean into rather than away from challenges, seeing them as the opportunities for growth that they are. This is also a chance to lay down foundations for the future, with the nearly three years that Saturn will have spent in Aquarius before leaving early next month the foundation years of a nearly three decades long Saturn cycle. It is Pluto, the planet of change and revolution's return next month, for the first time to your sign in our lifetime that will bring a chance to build on from that.
At the same time, until the Sun leaves on 19th February you have the more mundane job of moving into a new solar year, which has a shorter 12 month focus. However, as it will be another three decades before you move into a new solar year with Saturn in your sign, there is a need to make the most of the power to move mountains that he can give you. Helping with the details, the when, where and how and your short and long term choices, decisions and plans will be Mercury, who held back by a retrograde phase will finally return to Aquarius on 12th February.
Meanwhile, ahead of the Sun's return to your income sector on 19th February and Mercury and Saturn's return early next month, Venus is already warming things up. For the first time in three years, Venus returned late last month to find Neptune on his own here and until the Sun returns, this is giving the planets of money and dreams a chance to inspire your imagination and a sense of what's possible. With Saturn returning next month and then spending the next three years with Neptune, a very real chance to turn dreams into reality needs time to first develop the dream. A day after the Sun returns and just 50 minutes after a New Moon in your income sector on 20th February, Venus will leave and join Jupiter in your communication sector.
Love & RomanceIt was last month that Mars' direct turn ended the planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos' longest retrograde phase in your romantic sector in eight decades. It was last August that Mars returned for what is normally a six week mission to fire up your romantic passions and fighting spirit, but instead by the time he leaves later next month he will have been here for seven months. This is something that will have implications long after Mars leaves and potentially for years to come. Mars was here throughout the 24 days that Venus spent in Aquarius last month, something that has stamped your romantic expectations for the coming year.
As the month progresses Mars will continue to pick up speed and as he does, his romantic passions and fighting spirit will become more urgent and with it a greater call for action. It helps that the Moon will start and end the month here, with the first visit since Mars' direct turn not running its course until 2nd February. By the time the Moon comes full circle on 27th February, Mars will have picked up speed, potency and urgency and these romantically charged lunar vibes will reflect that. So while the month begins and ends under romantically charged lunar vibes, this is likely to be two different experiences.
Meanwhile, with no planetary activity in your relationship sector, the Moon's monthly visits are always a valuable chance to check in and become more emotionally engaged. This month when the Moon moves through from 4th February to 7th February it will do all that and more, as it clashes with the Sun to create a Full Moon here on 6th February. This is a Full Moon that will always fall at some point during your birthday month and while this will see your personal and relationship needs clash, this is key to understanding what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. Fortunately, there is an army of planets in your communication sector to give this a voice.
Business & CareerIf professionally this month could be summed up in one word, that word would be preparation, something that wouldn't normally be the case at this time of year. Because the Sun doesn't return to your work sector until towards the end of June each year and doesn't return to your career sector until October and the faster planets travel with him, it is the second half of each professional year that is normally the most active. So to get the message from the professional gods to start preparing for some busy times ahead means that something out of the norm is coming.
You will be a better read on this when the Moon moves through your work sector from 2nd February to 4th February. This is something that will always give you an intuitive read on work and job matters and with no planetary activity on the job front, can act as a trigger. The Moon will also fine tune your over the horizon radar and this is when a sense of anticipation and a call to prepare will be felt, for what this is picking up on is Mars' approach. While Mars won't return until next month, held back by a retrograde phase his return will begin the busiest and most active months of not just this year but in two years on the job front.
Venus' early return will add to this, with a huge amount of momentum before the Sun even gets here. However, it is not just on the job front that you are in preparation mode but on the income front as well, with Saturn returning to your income sector just a few weeks before Mars' return to your work sector next month. While the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of February in your income sector and there is always the potential for movement at this time of year, nothing like what lies ahead. Meanwhile, the Moon's return to your career sector from 12th February to 14th February will fuel your professional instincts and imagination, while offering a chance to fine tune your sense of professional direction.
MoneyAs you move into the new month you are almost exactly halfway between Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion's departure from your income sector in December and Saturn's return early next month. While they will never spend time together here, they are part of a journey that began with Jupiter's return in May 2020 and will end with Saturn's return in February 2026, with a common thread running through this whole nearly five year period. That common thread is Neptune, the planet of dreams and fantasies, who worked with Jupiter to fuel a sense of what's possible and will spend the next three years working with Saturn to turn dreams into reality.
Neptune began the year aligned with the asteroid Juno, the queen of commitment and while she left last month, this has left you with the resolve to turn dreams into reality and to keep Jupiter's quest for income growth and expansion alive, even if you don't yet know the when, where and how. This left Neptune on his own for two weeks, until Venus returned and this is where things stand as you move into the new month. It has been three years since Venus and Neptune were last on their own here and until the Sun returns on 19th February, this allows the planets of money and dreams to inspire your imagination and fuel your dreams in a way that has nothing to do with keeping your feet on the ground.
With Saturn returning to begin his three year visit on 8th March, the next and final phase is just around the corner and the Sun, who will turn the solar spotlight onto your income situation, matters and options the day before Venus leaves will still be here by then. A New Moon on 20th February will peak 50 minutes before Venus leaves and is the perfect way to end a phase that has been more about motivation and less about the details. The Moon is here until 22nd February, with a chance to transition into the next more practical phase. Meanwhile, with no planetary activity on the other side of the financial fence, the Moon's return to your financial sector from 7th February to 9th February will be a valuable chance to check in on money matters.