VIRGO & Virgo Rising
“I believe in intuitions and inspirations...I sometimes FEEL that I am right. I do not KNOW that I am.”
― Albert Einstein
“When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense.”
― Kahlil Gibrán
“It's natural to think that living things must be the handiwork of a designer. But it was also natural to think that the sun went around the earth. Overcoming naive impressions to figure out how things really work is one of humanity's highest callings.
You may not be feeling your self as the month of February opens. There is a sense you’ve become unanchored, oddly detached from responsibilities. That doesn’t mean you won’t care about being true to your word Virgo. However, it can take more effort than usual to get things done which really isn’t the norm (in most cases).
Mercury, your ruling planet, will move directly opposite your sign AND slows down in retrograde motion mid-month. Essentially keeping up may be near impossible. The trick is to go with the flow Virgo, work on fewer things and avoid making major decisions before taking the time you need to adjust to this rather wonky cosmic weather. On the bright side, if you are an artist or work in the helping professions anything you do is likely to be intuitively guided.
Highlights & Lowlights
MERCURY in PISCES--February 3rd to April 11th
Mercury floats into the dream realm of Pisces, to stay for over two months!Your capacity to think clearly, organize those to do lists may be at low especially half way through the month as Mercury back tracks. You would do well not to make any promises that cannot be kept AND take time to reconsider the status of a current relationship if things are starting to get serious. While Mercury is in this position all is not as it seems. However, if you are artistically inclined your ability to visualize and empathic abilities will be strengthened. (read more about Mercury in Pisces- relevant for ALL SIGNS)
MARS in SAGITTARIUS –January 4th to February 16th
Mars continues to skip through Sagittarius, before settling down in Capricorn on February 16th. Chances are you have already been working on home related projects, made plans with family, perhaps offered a helping hand to a family member. During the first two weeks of February you will have the energy, the drive, to make good on those promises. Aside from domestic matters you may be busy setting up foundational aspects related to your career or a project that will take some time to complete. Whatever the case, do your best to get as much done as possible well before the middle of February. (read more about Mars in Sagittarius -relevant for ALL SIGNS)
VENUS in ARIES--February 7th to March 6th
While Venus is in Aries you will want to make sure your finances are in good order. If you can get a head start on your taxes all the better. With most of the work done before official tax time you’ll be able to spot errors that could save you money. That said, virtually any effort made to neaten up your finances is likely to bring positive results. For instance, if you are dealing with debts you’ll be able to negotiate with more confidence to lower your interest rate. Again, Mercury is not in the best position AND won’t be working at optimal speed so you will have to make sure to double check the data.
Also, as the Moon builds on the 8th, a day before blossoming to full, it will confront Saturn & Pluto. The feeling that you have taken on too much can be overwhelming. It isn’t likely that you’ll be opting to go out and let loose though – quite the opposite.
FULL MOON in LEO--February 9th
By the time the Moon draws to Full in Leo on February 9th the need to get away from it all, to rest, recuperate in solitude will be strong. Why argue with the universe Virgo? This is a perfect time to find a cozy spot, read a book, day dream or even allow yourself to sleep in for a change. There is no doubt you have put plenty of time and effort in at work, and for others so give yourself a pat on the back and take the time you need…guilt free.
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
A week after the Full Moon, you are determined to not only get back to work but are pretty serious about not involving yourself in dramas that have nothing to do with you. Sometimes Virgos can get too caught up in other people’s stuff. You simply won’t have time, or energy for that matter. As mentioned, it will take more effort than usual to keep your mind free from distractions and focused on the tasks at hand. You always feel your best when you are working towards meeting goals. And so, with Mars in Capricorn for a month and a half you will indeed be able to complete any goal you set for yourself even if Mercury is in retrograde. (click here for more details about Mars in Capricorn -relevant for ALL SIGNS)
MERCURY RETROGRADE--February 16th to March 9th
Mercury retrograde phases usually affect you more than most, along with Gemini. You are the communication wizards of the zodiac and Mercury is all about communication, thought processes. It is worth mentioning that Mercury’s retrograde phase can be a blessing if 1. Effort is made to focus on one thing at a time 2. Energy is spent to refine what has already been started. In other words, this is a great time to reset and work on the little things. If you have indeed taken on too many responsibilities now will be the time to find more efficient ways to manage it all or reconsider whether you want ‘this’ to remain an obligation. The same is true in regard to your relationships. Is this partnership balanced? Supportive?
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 rearrange your schedule, make an effort to be consistent with your health regime (if only to manage stress levels). While Mercury is in Aquarius this is also a good time to organize, simplify life in a way that makes sense for what you hope to accomplish in the long term.
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 may still have difficulty processing information as quickly as you would like but your psychic senses and ability to visualize are likely becoming stronger.
April 11th: Woo hoo! Mercury moves into ARIES and you are ready to take a giant leap forward.
MARS trine URANUS -February 21st
This is a stand out day- inspiration strikes like bolts of lightening when Mars reacts with Uranus. Intuitive flashes seem to come out of nowhere. Perhaps, a new topic of interest has you diving into an intense research session. It’s also possible that you receive a clear indication that you are indeed on the right path.
NEW MOON in PISCES-February 23rd
The New Moon in Pisces on the 23rd is magical. There is cosmic support as business-minded Mars in Capricorn sits in a wonderful angle to this lunation as does the North Node & Uranus. And so this is an ideal time to set intentions around work, relationships, travel –the universe will be extra receptive.