LEO & Leo Rising
"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together."
-- Van Gogh
“Roses do not bloom hurriedly; for beauty, like any masterpiece, takes time to blossom.”
Health, work and finances are in super focus Leo. However, it doesn’t seem like you’ll really be able to get down to business until half way through the month. Mars in Sagittarius has been keeping you up on your feet. And it seems like you’re drifting in and out of a daydreamy kind of state lately.
Also, Mercury will enter a retrograde phase half way through the month so no one would blame you if set aside work that doesn’t need to be done ASAP for another time. In fact, it will be more important that you keep your spirits up instead loading yourself down with too much of anything – particularly new projects. By mid-march you’ll have regained a little more zip to your zing.
Highlights & Lowlights
MERCURY in PISCES--February 3rd to April 11th
Mercury enters the watery dream realm of Pisces for an unusually long stay on account of it’s retrograde phase beginning half way through the month. This can cause some confusion in your world Leo – especially in regard to money matters and with intimate ties. You’ll want to make sure that you double check ‘the facts’. It would also be wise to rethink your investments in the material and emotional sense. For instance, you may want to avoid loaning money to a friend this month, and even next month. (read more about Mercury in Pisces- relevant for ALL SIGNS)
MARS in SAGITTARIUS –January 4th to February 16th
Mars continues to make its way through Sagittarius, departing on the 16th. If you are single someone might catch your eye or have just recently started dating someone it’s likely been a blast. However, things probably won’t get serious until later on in the month. In other words, you’ll have a better idea of where this is heading or if it’s going forward at all around Valentine’s Day (Feb.14th).
On the other hand, if you are in a committed relationship you could be having more than a few conversations about children. Either it is something you are now strongly considering for the future or are deciding on how to handle a situation with at one of your kids.
Aside from relationships with loved ones perhaps your creative juices have been flowing and you’ve been rekindling dormant talents by taking up a hobby or project. Whatever the case during the first two weeks of February you are likely in a pretty good mood all things considering. (read more about Mars in Sagittarius -relevant for ALL SIGNS)
VENUS in ARIES--February 7th to March 6th
As Venus bounces into Aries feel good energy continues to flow. Around this time your desire for more, for something new, exciting could also make you a little anxious, irritable, impatient. The trouble is you’re probably wanting it all to happen right this very second. Slow your roll Leo. During this second week of February Mercury is already beginning to slow down. So, while you are becoming more aware of potentials and possibilities some of your ideas are perhaps too far out of reach at the moment. Also, as the Moon builds it moves into a confrontation with Saturn & Pluto. There is pressure to maintain an orderly routine, taking extra special care of your health. Needless to say, acting on whim, probably isn’t in your best interest.
FULL MOON in LEO--February 9th
The Full Moon in your sign on February 9th places the spotlight directly on you Leo! Just the way you like it – well most born under a Leo sun love the attention. This lunation completes a cycle that began near your birthday last year, on July 31st, 2019. Intentions set, consciously or unconsciously are now reaching a completion point.
The second half of the month is likely to be the most productive – despite the ever-dreaded onset of Mercury’s slowdown on February 16th. It will be the first planet to enter a retrograde phase in 2020. We’ll return to that in a moment.
MARS in CAPRICORN--February 16th to March 31st
While Mars tours Capricorn for a month and a half you will be more serious about taking care of your health and making sure you have a solid schedule in place. The work you are currently doing seems more important than usual (even if you are a stay at home parent or working at finding work). That said it may take some time to get organized or finish a project in a way that will produce lasting results. If you are working hard at the gym, or want to improve your lifestyle in general for instance, consistency is everything. The same is true for work-related matters, continually plugging away can eventually lead to a gratifying achievement. Remember though, Mercury is in retrograde…
MERCURY RETROGRADE--February 16th to March 9th
It is worth emphasizing that Mercury’s retrograde phase can be used to your benefit. Truly slowing down and double checking things are done right the first time around is key. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. This is especially true if you are planning to work on your taxes, arranging a budget, or are in the midst of negotiating an agreement between yourself and another where money is involved.
Below is a breakdown of Mercury’s itinerary in February & March :
February 16th Mercury stations Retrograde @12° Pisces.
March 4th: Mercury Returns to Aquarius-- *clarify practical expectations between you and your partner. This is also a good time to calculate money coming in and going out. Have you taken on too many responsibilities that aren’t worth it? Or do you need to step it up at work to make sure you a shoe in for a raise or promotion down the road.
March 9th: Mercury DIRECT @28° Aquarius – Hang tight, make sure everything is in place before moving forward. Often Mercury retrograde phases are most potent at the beginning of the slow down and the end.
March 16th: Mercury Returns to Pisces
March 30th : Out of shadow @12+° Pisces. You are out of the woods. From here you can pick up the pace again feeling secure about the work you’ve done to ‘get it together’.
April 11th: Wooo Hooo! Mercury moves into fellow fire sign ARIES. Life is about to get exciting. You’ll still have to make sure that you can keep up with day to day responsibilities of course. But, heck if you’ve been doing that you might want to book a trip or step out of the box. No doubt you’ve earned it by now.
MARS trine URANUS -February 21st
This is a stand out day- especially at work, as Mars reacts with Uranus. A job opportunity may come out of the blue, or it can feel like you’ve taken a giant leap forward with whatever you’ve been working on. Whatever the case, unexpected good vibes have the potential to change the atmosphere for the better. Mercury is still in retrograde at this point so making any quick decisions is not advisable.
NEW MOON in PISCES-February 23rd
The New Moon in Pisces on the 23rd can be magical for your love life, but probably not the greatest for money matters – unless you have maintained a realistic outlook of where you stand financially.
The beginning of any lunar cycle is the perfect time to set intentions for the next six months and with Mars the North Node & Uranus in a positive angle the Universe will be especially receptive if you are wishing for improvements in regards to health.