February of 2022 starts off a bit confusing, but there will be NO planets in Retrograde after the 3rd since Mercury is direct! Planets appear to change direction as they orbit the Sun all the time, and it’s actually more common than not, so it’s rare to have months without any Retrograde planets. This “No Retrograde” zone lasts until the end of April, when Pluto heads into its Retrograde cycle on April 29th.
With no planets Retrograde, it will feel like time speeds up and goes by faster. The past doesn’t matter so much or take up our time, so it’s important to be certain about your next move. This period of time can help make things move quickly and promotes growth. So it’s important to make your intentions known and clear with the Universe! We’ll be much more effective and productive if we stay focused, so take advantage of this time, go after what you want, and make your plans and goals come alive.
This month starts the Year of the (Water) Tiger in Lunar Astrology, 2022! It runs through January 21st, 2023. After two intense years ruled by the sharp Metal element, we’re move into a flowing two-year Water cycle on February 1st. The Tiger is majestic and protecting, inspiring us to go after the Gold in our life. It’s a very important Sign in Lunar Astrology as it represents being wealthy, but also symbolizes action, strength, and power! Images of the Tiger, especially the White Tiger, are given to people to have the strength to deal with tough times.
Mercury has moved direct! But unfortunately, it’s connected to powerful Pluto this first week of February, which creates another strong aspect. You can say things you don’t mean as the words can just fly out of your mouth, which can get you in trouble! Watch what you post on social media, folks, and be mindful about what you’re writing and talking about, as you can make people upset or even angry and cause controversy. No matter how communicated, our words hold more power than usual under these influences, so take responsibility for what you communicate.
The Sun conjuncts Saturn, which can put restrictions on everyone, and you may feel blocked or limited. Luckily this doesn’t last long. It is a good day to start new projects or tasks, but remember Mercury has just gone direct, which means starting anything brand new can go wonky! So it’s best to work on clearing space and clutter and organizing. If you can focus and not get distracted, you can accomplish quite a bit.
Today’s a time to live in the moment, stay in the present. Don’t focus on future plans and goals on this day. Let your worries go, and just be thankful for what you already have. The simple pleasures in life are what have the most value. So enjoy what you value and love.
You might have some annoying mistakes happen today, but don’t get upset over it. If someone makes you upset or angry, try not to lash out or retaliate. It’s all too easy to burn bridges and not be able to mend them later.
Today you may feel sort of stuck and like things aren’t moving forward. This influence might feel like things are actually moving in slow motion. It’s OK. Take things slowly, and know you can’t rush things on this day. And it’s best to keep your schedule light and at a much slower pace.
Mars trines Uranus. You might start noticing this feel-good energy a few days ahead of the 8th. It will help you get through work and build something in your life. There will be clear messages coming in from the Universe, so look for A-ha moments and epiphanies, and take notes! It’s a good time to enjoy the company of your loved ones.
On this day of Love, mental Mercury goes into a different headspace as it shifts back into the sign of Aquarius, but it’s no longer Retrograde! With Mercury in Aquarius (until March 9th), all matters of information, processing, communication, short travel, and learning can take us away from the mundane into different Uranus-ruled (Uranus rules Aquarius) realms. But our thinking is also practical, and we take our responsibilities more seriously due to Saturn co-ruling Aquarius energy. So this cycle continues to extend new and original ideas and things from the last New Moon. We can be emotionally detached on this day, but we still enjoy honoring traditions.
A Leo Full Moon occurs, so mark this day as a good time for some retail therapy. Some seriously good deals and sales can happen, and gambling can go well. But DON’T spend a bunch of money because you read this, please! The earlier in the day you do these things, the better. Enjoy!
The Sun enters Pisces on February 18, starting Pisces season. Happy Birthday to all the brilliant fishes out there! Jupiter and Neptune are already in Pisces, and there will be a New Moon in Pisces on March 2nd. This Stellium of planets in Pisces will bring a creative burst into our lives where our imagination and sense of spirituality are strong! The energies will be much more relaxed and expansive until the Sun shifts around March 21st into Aries, and Spring begins.
The last week of the month brings in the more harmonious energies that are more supportive, especially in our relationships. And the Cosmic lover’s Mars and Venus harmonize with Neptune turning our attention to our spirit and who we love most, which helps lessen our ego’s reactions. Mercury harmonizes with Healer Chiron to help us understand and heal any toxic or negativity in our lives.
Stay Safe & Be Well and ~Ruby