Posted on January 31, 2024 by Henry Seltzer of ASTROGRAPH.COM
This is another interesting month of growth and change for you, Sagittarius. Your inner moral compass is increasingly on your mind, though difficult to reach, and you are also likely moved by the pain that you can feel in the world around you. As you contemplate some form of action in response, resources and finances are on center stage as well, along with the gold of internal integration. You have so many ideas about where to direct your energy that it might feel dizzying, and yet you possess equally a strong element of caution and practicality. With the potent Aquarius New Moon of February 9th, your curiosity is further peaked, along with your commitment to inner guidance over consensus thinking. You may be sensing that the struggles of the world somehow match your own, and that there is an evolution taking place within you as far as your existing patterns of behavior. In particular, your communication style is undergoing a shift. The Virgo Full Moon of the last February weekend represents a reminder that ideas can breed action as well as understanding. Your learning curve is off the charts and you ultimately benefit from pursuing your own guiding light above all else.
The following was written by our guest columnist Alea Balzer. You can write her at email@example.com
Your skills and resources are a focal point of development in the first eight days of the month as the Capricorn lunation cycle, based on the mid-January New Moon, wanes. The first lunation of the year also engaged Uranus and Jupiter in Taurus alongside Saturn in Pisces, bringing in the influence of your daily work, habits, and home spheres. With Saturn featured in the latter area there could be something that seems stuck in connection to family matters or your dwelling place requiring patience, while the focus of highlighted Jupiter in your sector of habitual behaviors could be an indication that something there needs to shift, and that further development in the February month is to be expected.
Over the first several weeks of the month, as the personal planets follow Pluto into Aquarius, the pull between the world of ideas and the practicalities of material life may have you struggling to find a balance or focus. Jupiter is also significant here. As the planet of abundance rounds up its stay in Taurus, emerging insight might connect you to a revived vision that Jupiter, your sign ruler, can help you cultivate through daily efforts.
On the 4th, Mercury’s ingress into Aquarius amplifies Pluto’s recent entrance into your sector of communications and local environment – identifying your mind and how you take in information and share ideas as the zone of transformation over the next two decades. Active from the 4th to the 5th, the Mercury-Pluto conjunction may see intensified daily communications or focus on studies, siblings, or interactions in your local environment. Conversations may dip below the surface, and you may take an obsessive approach to research or writing projects.
This transition occurs alongside a square from Venus in Capricorn to Chiron in Aries, suggesting topics related to money, self-esteem, or your skills may bring up core wounding around your creative identity, playfulness, or shadows around pleasure. As Saturn embarks on its second year in your sphere of home and roots, you may be reflecting on your experience with authority in your family of origin and how to cultivate more delight and spontaneity in your home life.
The relationship between your mental environment and your sector of health, daily work, and habits is emphasized at the Aquarius New Moon on February 9th, which connects to Uranus in Taurus by square. Updating frameworks of thought and life organization may be a theme –perhaps you are considering the impact of technology on your state of mind and nervous system, employing practices to cultivate focus and presence with the natural world, or taking a more conscious approach to how you engage with information. A square from Mercury in Aquarius to Jupiter in Taurus could have you enthused about your plans and productivity hacks. However, with the Moon accentuating the emotional component of your cognitive realm, self-inquiry may provide insight into less conscious feelings or fears that habitual patterns or procrastination help you avoid. Acknowledging these feelings may be an important step to more extensive shifts in your habits or mindset.
The week of the 12th is intensified by the successive conjunctions of Mars and Venus with Pluto as they enter Aquarius. Active from the 12th to the 15th, the Mars-Pluto conjunction may spotlight how you navigate conflict or listen to others. Be it car troubles, an argument in the comments section, or conflict with your neighbor, minor irritations may spark the release of deeper frustrations.
Venus’ encounter with Pluto occurs alongside a square between Mercury and Uranus over the 16th to the 18th. This period might see you expressing yourself and your desires more boldly, where increasing irritation toward things that curtail freedom could have you questioning certain values or social orthodoxies. This aspect may arrive alongside unexpected news related to work or have you experimenting with AI in your creative process or workflow.
The Sun entering Pisces on the 18th and Mercury following on the 22nd may equip you with a more flexible, compassionate attitude, announcing emerging focus on your realms of home and family.
Chiron’s conjunction with the Lunar North Node in Aries from the 12th to the 24th tasks you with going toward what is complicated or painful so you can understand it. Having the courage to be present with childhood wounding and insecurity will minimize its power with time. These same subconscious drives and fears are a potent creative source that may inspire your artistic expression.
A conjunction between Venus and Mars in Aquarius on the 21st offers a burst of creative energy. Be it flirting, expressing ideas online, or day-to-day interactions, you have a knack for charismatic communication between the 20th to the 24th and could make new connections.
The Full Moon in Virgo on the 24th illuminates your vocational sphere. This phase connects your learning and communication activities with your career aspirations. It may also illuminate a pull between home and family and your desire for professional success. Mars and Venus form applying squares to Jupiter, bringing up an ongoing theme of the challenge of juggling your daily responsibilities with your creative ambitions, interests, and learning pursuits. Clearly defining your aims may help you prioritize focus.
Family and sanctuary are emphasized in the final days of February due to the cazimi of Mercury and Saturn in Pisces on the 28th so that you may see your thoughts, goals, and dreams more clearly today. This may be an enjoyable time to spend with your kin and elders, where conversations could see a foundational goal take form. Accepting what is and isn’t possible may close the distance between a vision and reality. While you likely favor flow over structure in your home life, scheduling time to devote to your interests or ambitions, spiritual pursuits, or non-outcome-oriented activities that uplift you will fortify your family commitments, well-being, and daily work.