SCORPIO & Scorpio Rising
“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie
Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted. – Deepak Chopra
Through the power of maya, cosmic illusion, the Creator has caused the manifestations of matter to appear so distinct and specific that to the human mind they seem unrelated in any way to Spirit. – Parmahansa Yogananda
There may be a few ups and downs this month but all in all it’s rather sweet Scorpio. Planetary activity in Pisces, your house of love and leisure, is highlighted for all of February and well into March. Indeed, love is in the air whether you are single or attached. Also, family, particularly siblings, children, creative ventures carry with them an inspiring vibe.
That said, Mercury enters a retrograde phase half way through the month which can create some confusion. If you are feeling a little off, drifting into la la land or can’t seem to focus not to worry. By mid-march you’ll not only be able set yourself up right for success but will be both motivated and determined to make enviable progress towards, what looks like, rather honourable goals in more than one area of your life.
Highlights & Lowlights
MERCURY in PISCES--February 3rd to April 11th
Mercury dips into Pisces, where it will remain for an unusually long period, and it seems you will be in somewhat of a blissful state. You may be floating on a cloud enamoured with a new love, rekindling the magic in a current relationship or simply in love with life. Children, creative ventures may also be high on your mind. If you are an artist there will be no shortage of inspiration. That said, Mercury does become sluggish half way through the month suggesting not all is as it seems. While life is looking rather rosy, therein lies reason for caution. If your head is too far up in the clouds you could easily glaze over or even ignore red flags, important information, virtually anything that has the faintest smell of negativity. That, of course, can pose a problem later on when you may catch yourself blindsided. (read more about Mercury in Pisces- relevant for ALL SIGNS)
MARS in SAGITTARIUS –January 4th to February 16th
As Mars continues through Sagittarius until the 16th you may find yourself a little too loose with the purse strings. You could very well be in a position where spending money is necessary to make the money, in which case you are likely to be on the right track. If however, you are not conscious of where your dollars are spent by the end of the month you’ll have to kick into high gear to set a tighter budget or are compelled to get a little more serious about getting back to work in order to replenish your funds. (read more about Mars in Sagittarius -relevant for ALL SIGNS)
VENUS in ARIES--February 7th to March 6th
Venus’ move into warrior Mars may inspire you to pay more attention to your health. You will be motivated to look your best. Also, it seems you will be needing to fiddle with your schedule as the urge for freedom from certain responsibilities will be strong. Remember with Mercury in your love zone you may be on the lackadaisical side. Do your best to stick to your regularly scheduled ‘program’ while still making time to drift, dream or otherwise enjoy life.
FULL MOON in LEO--February 9th
By the time the Moon draws to Full in Leo on February 9th there is likely to be a pronounced change in mood. Creative juices are flowing alongside a strong sense of pride in purpose. Think back to what was happening in your life around July 31st of 2019. Intentions set at that time, consciously or unconsciously are 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 retrograde phase in 2020. We’ll return to that in a moment.
MARS in CAPRICORN--February 16th to March 31st
Mars finally departs your income flow sector into the practical sign of Capricorn. The need to get back down to earth and tackle a mounting to do list might dampen your spirits a touch. However, once you get going, hopefully setting out a solid manageable plan for yourself, any downshift in spirit will be replaced with a satisfying sense of achievement. Mars moves at a slower steady pace in this area of the zodiac yet tends to fill you with a greater sense of determination and so increases your productivity. Considering you have likely spent more than usual over the last few months it will feel good to seeing the money building back up again in sync with your efforts.
MERCURY RETROGRADE--February 16th to March 9th
Mercury’s slow down may be felt even before it technically stations retrograde on February 16th. As mentioned, you are one of the luckier zodiac members as it spends extra time in your solar house of love, leisure, children and inspiration. That said, you may find yourself a tad confused especially if you have been ignoring what would strike you as unpalatable. In truth, that is hardly your style Scorpio. You would much rather know the truth, the cold hard facts than waste any time indulging in a fantasy. Still, you may be doing so unwittingly as with Neptune housed in Pisces, and thinker Mercury not working optimally even the best of us are prone to get lost in a blissful fog. This doesn’t mean things are likely to go awry. However, it is worth mentioning if only to direct your focus back to the earth plane for further consideration.
Below is a breakdown of Mercury’s itinerary in February & March :
February 16th Mercury stations Retrograde @12° Pisces.
March 4th: Mercury Returns to Aquarius-- *This is a good time to clarify your hopes and dreams in regard to home, family, children. Are you set-up, feeling secure about what needs to be in place for the future?
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 ARIES and you’ll be full of energy ready to stick to plan. (read more about Mercury RX - relevant for ALL SIGNS)
MARS trine URANUS -February 21st
This is a stand out day-where good news may strike out of the blue, or, you finally receive an answer, information you’ve been waiting on for quite some time. Perhaps, a friend, sibling, your partner has exciting news to share. Whatever the case, a pulse running through your veins beats stronger, enlivening your spirit. Still this is not the time to act rashly unless you’ve spent ample time contemplating what all this means well before the Mercury slow down on February 16th.
NEW MOON in PISCES-February 23rd
There is so much love in the air under the New Moon in Pisces on the 23rd. Take this opportunity to wish well, set positive intentions for all that is near and dear as you are likely to see positive developments over the next six months. The beginning of any lunar cycle is an ideal time to set intentions but this particular Moon is likely to be rather powerful as it works to manifest all you dreamed of. Mars, the North Node & Uranus will be in a supportive position suggesting home, family, work, travel, relationships are all areas that will benefit from attitude of gratitude.