Welcome to February, dear Gemini! At the end of January, Mercury began its first retrograde of the year in logical Aquarius. The planet of communication is happy in this sign, and Aquarius’s detached nature makes this retrograde easier than others. However, because it’s your ruling planet, you will feel its effects more than other signs, even if said effects are still a bit muted. So before you decide to reach out to an ex, remind yourself that there are likely better and safer ways to spend your time.
Lover planet Venus enters Aquarius and your 9th House of Philosophy on Monday, February 1. COVID-19 changed how we date, and also gave us plenty of time to think about it. You may have considered tough questions like which relationship format is best for you and what you need right now out of a partnership. Don’t rush; allow these questions to simmer. Consider working with a therapist or starting a meditation practice to help find answers. The new moon in Aquarius on Thursday, February 11 is an ideal night to commit to making the changes your love life needs.
You love gossip, Gemini, so here’s the tea on the astrology for 2021. The biggest events of the year are the clashes between innovative Uranus, which is in sensual Taurus, and strict Saturn, which is in unique Aquarius. On a global scale, this represents the political conflicts we’re seeing between progressive and conservative ideologies. These planets square three times this year, and the first happens on Wednesday, February 17, lighting up your 12th House of the Unconscious and 9th House of Philosophy. While this transit may initially send you into an existential crisis, it will ultimately help you learn from your past and apply new principles to meet your future goals.
Pisces season begins on Thursday, February 18, helping you mellow out. Allow yourself to rest guilt-free, which is hard for a busy bee like you to do! Thankfully, your ruling planet Mercury goes direct on Saturday, February 20, which will help reduce stress levels. Practicing self-care can help you contemplate hard questions without overburdening yourself.