Posted on January 31, 2023 by Henry Seltzer of ASTROGRAPH.COM
This is another interesting month for you, Taurus. There has been a new beginning for certain aspects of your profession. You may have taken on additional career responsibilities either consciously or from the standpoint of less awareness but in any case you are likely to be feeling the pinch of that. There also has likely been a distinct shift in your key relationships over the previous several weeks, perhaps issues that were outstanding have been somewhat resolved, or some other change in the energy leading to a new appreciation for their impact on your life. The perspective of important others leads you to appreciate the depth of your own moral compass with regard to significant questions and decisions. You are cultivating another and deeper side of yourself and you do well to go with this. The Leo Full Moon of February 5th is dynamic, and sudden realizations may come to you or unexpected events lead to new understandings, leading to a blending of public and private concerns. The Pisces New Moon of the 20th is likewise a significant juncture for you. New appreciation of the aid that partners can bring at deep levels might be accompanied by more certainty about next steps.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
Keywords: Network, Resources, Ambitions, Innovation
The Aquarius New Moon from the last ten days of the previous month is still coloring your energy flow for the first few weeks of February. There is a focus on your career and profession therefore and a felling of commitment and perhaps limitation associated with this area of life as well, because your ruler Venus was in conjunction with Saturn in Aquarius in the New Moon configuration. You have long been reflecting on where you heart truly lies in terms of beliefs and values, and this first part of February could be infused with a sense of practicality regarding what you hold inside and feel that you can act upon. The beginning of the year could have been very busy for you and February could bring much of the same. Positive developments especially for your dreams and aspirations continue to be indicated and there could be an overall encouraging momentum as the spotlight shines on your personal goals. Your inner life might feel more animated than usual which might serve as fuel to keep going in your chosen direction along with support coming from your peers and your community. The focus this month should be on your inner and outer resources and some of your efforts may also be going toward establishing yourself more firmly in your public life. Some kind of positive confirmation could be on its way, especially in relation to your knowledge and abilities. If your sense of faith in the realization of a dream has been vacillating more recently, you may get the exact feedback needed to keep going and regain a sense of trust that things are moving in the right direction. Keep in mind that Rome wasn’t built in a day and that your ongoing efforts are not about short-term gains but long-term rewards.
The first week of February culminates with Venus in Pisces squaring Mars in Gemini from the 3rd through the 5th and the Full Moon in Leo on the 5th. Venus squaring Mars is not necessarily problematic if you can handle the tension between what you are driven to do versus what you enjoy. If you can acknowledge your desire for autonomy while still engaging in your social life, the first weekend of the month might be both productive and pleasant.
The Leo Full Moon arrives on Sunday the 5th, emphasizing your domestic life and family matters. The Full Moon also makes a tense yet creative square with Uranus in Taurus, which again may highlight your need for autonomy versus domestic or familial obligations. Surprises abound and these could be accompanied by unexpected or even startling revelations. It might be hard to reconcile various aspects of your life at the moment, whether to stay the course or go riding off into unknown territory, but any tension that might be present around the Full Moon could also prompt you to find solutions you hadn’t thought of and clarify your needs.
The second week of February could shine a spotlight on your unique perspectives and your contributions to a broader community. You might be busier than usual and others could be seeking you out in some ways. The more you put yourself out there, the more you may realize that your ideas are well-received which should feel quite encouraging. Mercury conjoins Pluto in Capricorn before entering Aquarius on the 11th which may shift the focus slightly from discovering or learning about something to the application of what you know. The next few weeks could bring the consolidation of your experience and it could be easier to concretize something you have been thinking about for some time.
On February 15th and 16th, Venus, the planet of love and pleasure, meets Glamor King Neptune, casting a fantom glow onto reality. This is a creative aspect and can be inspiring and full of romanticism yet requires discrimination at the risk of investing time and energy in hollow fantasies. When the Sun meets Saturn in Aquarius, from the 15th through 17th, it’s like a cold shower and a return to reality which should have overall a nice balancing effect. There is both inspiration and traction available now and it could be that an equal amount of visionary fire and hard work brings you what you want.
The New Moon in watery Pisces arrives late evening of the 19th, early morning of the 20th, in the sector of your chart that relates to your dreams, your aspirations, and your place and participation in your community. Collective and shared values may play a role in your vision for the future. A sense of faith could also be informing your decisions at this time. Venus enters Aries later on the 20th, shifting a certain degree of focus to your inner life so that you might find unusual comfort and resolve in your solitude in the weeks ahead.
The last full week of February could be productive, following the New Moon, especially for clarifying the resources you have available and the time or engagement required to bring something to fruition. You are still dwelling within your own depths and investigating your inner principles; partners might be of help to you in this endeavor. A combination of flexibility and focus may end up being just the ticket.
On February 27th, the First Quarter Moon takes place in your resources sector and may highlight your attempts to discern what is available to you and what to strive for moving forward into March. There is a great deal of inner work going on for you at this time, of which you may be more or less fully aware. These last two days of the month might remind you that striving for more complete conscious participation in everything that your psyche is up to will prove extremely rewarding in the weeks ahead.