Welcome to February, pretty Cancer! Last month reminded you that romantic relationships require more than chemistry — you need to put in hard work, too. On Monday, February 1, romance planet Venus enters logical Aquarius and your 8th House of Sex. This helps create a good environment for you to keep on swiping or making love. Just remember to be safe and communicate, as COVID-19 adds an extra health risk to any sexual encounter. If a virtual connection is all that’s available to you right now, try to stay optimistic rather than give in to doom and gloom.
Use the new moon in Aquarius and your 8th House of Sex on Thursday, February 11 to set intentions. This is the perfect night to practice sex magic, which just means using sexual energy to manifest a goal. Visualize your perfect partner, or getting married, or having kinky IRL sex post-pandemic while you masturbate. Who knows — you may end up plating a seed for your future.
The biggest astrological event of 2021 is the clashing of innovative Uranus, which is in sensual Taurus, and taskmaster Saturn, which is in eccentric Aquarius. These planets square three times this year, and the first occurs on Wednesday, February 17. On a grand scale, this match-up refers to the battle between progressive and conservative thinking and politics. For you, Cancer, this transit will face off your 11th House of Friendships and 8th House of Sex. What does this mean? Well, things may get a little spicier between you and someone in your friend group, or you may have to end a complicated friends-with-benefits situation that is more trouble than it’s worth.
The next day, on Thursday, February 18, the Sun enters fellow water sign Pisces, casting a dreamy mood over you. You’re already a creative and empathic sign, Cancer, but Pisces season pushes you to put pen to paper (or whatever your artistic outlet is) and express your emotions through art or a new hobby. You’ll feel freer to express yourself when Mercury retrograde ends on Saturday, February 20.
Romance planet Venus leaves Aquarius and enters Pisces on Thursday, February 25, lighting up your 9th House of Philosophy. One way or another, COVID-19 has already affected everyone’s love life. Single people had to weigh the risks of going on dates with new people and partnered folks have started to learn what it’s like to be in a long-distance relationship, even across town, or make the decision to be quarantined together. It’s all a lot to process. Continue expressing yourself through creative outlets. Use the bright full moon in Virgo, which rules our health, on Saturday, February 27 to write down intentions for your love life, as well as anything you wish to manifest this year. Consider soaking in a ritual bath to wash away your worries. See you in March!
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