By Celina Simmons
Time will feel like it’s flying faster than ever this month since we all know February is the shortest month of the year. A few more weeks of this cold weather and spring will be right around the corner. Luckily for us, things are looking pretty positive in the weeks ahead. But we also know that you have to go through the storm to reach smooth sailing.
On the fourth of this month, we experienced the second new moon of the year. This new moon was in the Aquarius zodiac which places an importance on freedom. If you recall from past Astrology Checks, new moons are all about new beginnings. This most recent moon phase focussed mostly on emotional freedom.
As is the case with either a full or new moon, emotions are at their peak. Because of this, you may have felt confused about your emotions more than ever. The best advice for times like this is to tune into where you see yourself falling into those negative emotions such as anger, jealousy, and fear. Once you find the source, remove yourself from it. Focus on what makes feel the best and stick with it.
Following the new moon, on the seventh the Sun will sextile Jupiter and Mercury will sextile Mars. Sextile simply means the two planets or stars will be sixty degrees apart from each other in relation to Earth’s placement. These sextiles will provide us with a sense of positivity and confidence. You won’t feel as afraid to take initiative or open new doors. Since there are no retrograde planets this month, now is a better time than ever to take that initiative and be confident to do so with no strings attached.
Another big moment this month occurs on the seventh, when Mars enters the Taurus zodiac and will stay there until March 31st. Taurus traits include; reliability, patience, devotion, and responsibility. Taurus characters are known to consider the consequences before taking action.
For the rest of this month and all of March, we will be strongly influenced by those traits. It will allow you to feel more comfortable in your natural environment. Mars being in Taurus will also highlight your sensuality and a need to take care of your body. It’s recommended to provide yourself with some extra physical pampering.
The final thing I would like to share about the weeks ahead is the full moon in Virgo on the 19th. Mooncalendar.astro-seek.com says, “Your feeling of safety is now related to order and clarity, even in emotions.” In other words, you’re going to feel the need to organize anything that seems chaotic to you. The best way to handle this full moon is to simply accept life’s natural messes.
Hopefully this advice will guide you through this relatively easy month. Focus on positive emotions, trust life, and watch the cards play out.