Welcome to February, sexy Leo! Last month, when Mercury went retrograde in aloof Aquarius, you had to remember to text people back in time to avoid making your friends feel ignored. In times of social distancing and isolation, it can be hard to feel connected to others, even when seclusion is for the greater good. As a sign that loves to be the center of attention, ideally while bathing in the sun, the social effects of COVID-19 have been especially hard on you.
On Monday, February 1, romance planet Venus also enters logical Aquarius and your 7th House of Partnerships. It’s easy to assume that all we need is good chemistry for a successful relationship. However, this transit reminds you that you need to use your brain as well as your heart in matters of love for a lasting connection. Whether you’re virtual dating or trying to maintain a current relationship, it’s time to put in the hard work to make partnerships last in the strange world we’re living in today.
Because you tend to crave the spotlight, it can be easy in matters of love to act impulsively in favor of whatever feels best at the moment. Use the new moon in intellectual Aquarius on Thursday, February 11 to meditate or work with a therapist to establish long-term goals for the year. Write them down in a journal and later in the year, you can look back and see how far you’ve come.
The most talked-about astrological event of 2021 is the clashing of innovative Uranus, which is in reliable Taurus, and austere Saturn, which is in eccentric Aquarius. On a global political scale, this transit explains the face-off between progressive and conservative politics we’re seeing. For you, Uranus is in your 10th House of Social Status and Saturn lights up your 7th House of Partnerships. The pandemic’s effects on the economy have reached all of our lives in some capacity, and when these planets square off on Wednesday, February 17 (the first of three squares they make this year), you may experience power struggles in your work life. Pay attention to your relationships with co-workers and bosses. Fight for what you’re worth, but try to stay cool-headed and not make any impulsive professional decisions.