Welcome to February, sweet Libra. Last month, when Mercury went retrograde, you may have had to work at being present with your loved ones. You’re not trying to hurt feelings, you just happen to be an air sign with a lot of friends — it can be difficult to respond to everyone, especially during a Mercury retrograde! Your ruling planet, lover Venus, enters logical Aquarius and your 5th House of Pleasure on Monday, February 1. This transit helps you see your love life more clearly. Ignore the toxic ex and text back the person who always has your back instead. Then, there’s a new moon on Thursday, February 11 in Aquarius. New moons are opportunities for fresh starts; if you’re ready to end a relationship that doesn’t make you feel the way you want to, now is an ideal time.
The most important astrological event of the year is the clashing of innovative Uranus, which is in reliable Taurus, and strict Saturn, which is in eccentric Aquarius. These planets square three times in 2021, and the first time occurs on Wednesday, February 17. This transit represents a clash between progressive and conservative thinking, which we’re all definitely seeing play out on a larger scale, and that you may see play out in your personal life as well. For you, dear Libra, this is occurring in your 8th House of Sex and Death and your 5th House of Pleasure. To experience the most joy, especially in matters of love, you must be willing to let go of unnecessary relationships or flirtations that are more trouble than they’re worth. This feels more natural when empathetic Pisces season begins on Thursday, February 18.
Communication becomes easier when Mercury retrograde ends on Saturday, February 20. A few days later, on Thursday, February 25, your ruling planet and goddess of romance, Venus, leaves Aquarius and enters whimsical Pisces. This transit lights up your 6th House of Health. There’s no getting around it — breakups hurt, even when they’re for the best. However, prioritizing your healthy relationships and snipping off the unhealthy ones isn’t just about being a decent human, it’s about making way for happiness, both for you and others. The world is too stressful right now to waste time with a partner who isn’t right for you.
Then, take a break from worrying about others during the bright full moon on Saturday, February 27. Take a long bath, eat some fruits and chocolates, and pamper yourself. Consider it an act of devotion to Venus. Stay safe, Libra, and see you next month!
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