Welcome to February, Aquarius! Your season kicked off last month, and you’re still celebrating. Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and abundance enters your sign on Monday, February 1, lighting up your 1st House of Self. During the pandemic, you’ve had plenty of time to consider what you want in a perfect partner. While it’s true that Venus often magnifies matters of romance, this is a perfect time to romance yourself. After all, the more wonderful you feel, the more self-assured and confident you’ll be with your partner — and what’s sexier than that? Use the new moon in your sign on Thursday, February 11 to perform a beauty ritual. Try out a new hair style, smear on some glitter, or do whatever else makes you feel hot and revel in how awesome you are.
The most significant astrological event of the year is the clashing of your ruling planet, innovative Uranus (which is in reliable Taurus), and strict Saturn (which is in your sign, eccentric Aquarius). These planets face off three times in 2021, and the first is Wednesday, February 17. Everyone will be affected by this in different ways, but we’ll all see it play out on a global scale as progressive thinking goes up against conservative politics. As your ruling planet and sign are directly involved in this cosmic mash-up, you will be particularly affected. Aquarians are often known for being humanitarians, and even if you don’t fully identify with this trait, the risk of burn out during this time is real. Schedule social media breaks and consider investing in a hobby that’s all about you.
On a personal level, this square (which is basically a harsh collision of two worlds) lights up your 4th House of Home and Family and 1st House of Self. You will be faced with tough questions, such as whether or not traveling to see a loved one is worth it right now. Family, both chosen and blood, may have conflicting views on how to handle everything from COVID-19 to climate change. Finding the balance between staying true to yourself and keeping the peace is tough. If you don’t have one already, consider working with a therapist, as these themes are likely to continue for all of 2021 and beyond.
Sadly, your season ends and Pisces begins on Thursday, February 18. This lights up your 2nd House of Possessions, and your attention turns to your finances. And, thanks to the economic fall-out from the pandemic, there’s plenty to pay attention to when it comes to money. When messenger Mercury goes direct on Saturday, February 20, stress levels lower as you find it easier to make decisions and communicate your thoughts.