It’s February, which means love is in the air … Or is it? Venus and Mars, the astrological signifiers of love and sex, will be in the pragmatic and ambitious sign of Capricorn for the remainder of the month. Here’s what that means for the respective signs.
February may be tense, romantically-speaking, for Aries. There could be some conflict between your career or public identity and the way you approach partnerships and romance. You should remember not to overwork yourself and neglect interpersonal needs in the process. I see Feb. 19-20 as being a particularly important time to be sensitive to this balance as the moon travels through Libra.
Now is the time for the ever-steady Tauruses to go beyond their comfort zone. You may find yourself pleasantly surprised and inspired by taking a risk on someone, or perhaps talking to someone with a different cultural or philosophical upbringing. If new partnerships are not on your mind, you should at least work to expose yourself to a novel experience.
Geminis may feel some disconnect in their love lives. Maybe nothing has been clicking lately, or you feel misunderstood by your partner. You may be experiencing losses that have the potential to reap unexpected gains. Things should lighten up a little when the moon enters Libra on Feb. 19.
Cancers may feel highly impassioned in starting or revving up long-term interpersonal relationships. You should try to focus this passion toward building up loved ones rather than picking fights. You could just as easily make a long-term partner rather than a long-term enemy.
Leos may be asked to make highly consequential decisions in your partnerships. The foundations of these relationships may be tested, and you could be pushed to make the changes necessary in your life to either keep yourself upright, or let yourself fall and start from the ground up. Feb. 15 could be particularly tense emotionally when the moon in Leo moves directly opposite to Saturn.
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Let your creative passions flow. Virgos may feel called to romance, passion and new creative projects, especially as the moon enters Virgo on Feb. 16. You should try not to overindulge while being careful to not be taken advantage of but still be joyful and swept up by your feelings this month.
Libras should take a step back and take care of themselves this month. Perhaps you have been feeling disimpassioned or in a slump. You should try not to give away so much of yourself and take this time to connect with family. You should take solace in knowing that new creative and romantic rejuvenation is somewhere in the near-distant future when Venus and Mars move into Aquarius.
Scorpios may be craving intellectual stimulation. You should try to get more involved with groups or people whose interests align with yours — you may spark fantastic connections there — or just take short trips to places you love. For those in relationships right now, this is a pretty safe time to smooth out any lingering qualms.
Sagittariuses should be careful with money right now. You may feel pushed to cultivate security in your life, monetarily or otherwise. You should try to fight your highly independent urges and make sure that your loved ones are in on this building process, ensuring all your ducks are in a row before letting passion take the wheel.
Capricorns may be feeling exceptionally energetic right now. You should take your current positive outlook in stride and not be scared to pursue relationships. As the month winds down and the moon exits Virgo, however, you’ll want to make sure you are not neglecting your duties at work while in pursuit of your dazzling, rakish lifestyle.
Aquariuses should self-reflect this month. If you’re in a relationship, you may feel some sense of insecurity or even paranoia within that relationship, but don’t let yourself be subsumed with these thoughts. If you’re not in a relationship, you may be feeling disconnected from love. This is, however, a great time to develop creative pursuits.
Pisces may be feeling especially wistful this month. There may be an opportunity for you to make a romantic connection through a group or a mutual friend. If you’re in a relationship, you may have a pleasant honeymoon period where things are moving smoothly. You should let your feelings run their course, but listen to friends and make sure your romantic prospects are worthy of your abundant compassion.
For some, love is not only in the air but also in the stars. Now that each sign is armed with cosmic wisdom, you can get out there and ask that person out on a date, start that new project or chow down on those clearance Valentine’s chocolates alone in your room.
(Note: I highly recommend reading horoscopes based on your rising sign. If you do not know your rising sign, you can calculate it at Cafe Astrology.)
Zara Roy is the news editor at the Daily Lobo. She can be contacted at email@example.com or on Twitter @zarazzledazzle