Been thinking about a career change? Venus has been retrograde in your 10th house of career and fame since just before Christmas, indicating that may be the case. You may have been applying for new jobs or perhaps gunning for a promotion at your current job. You may hear news after Feb 1st, when Venus will go direct in this sector.
Adding to that possibility is the fact that the new moon that just occurred at the end of January took place in your house of hopes and wishes, and sextiled Uranus in your own sign of Aries. This new moon may usher in a great opportunity- perhaps an unexpected one- and it seems that whatever comes up is more than just a job for you- it’s central to who you are! One of Aries’ best traits is your entrepreneurial spirit- perhaps you’ll finally launch the company or website you’ve always wanted. The new moon occurs in Aquarius, which rules your technology house, making this a strong possibility!
Try to act in the first five days of the month, as Mercury will go retrograde in Aquarius from Feb 6th to March 1st. You may have to fine-tune the details of your plan, or deal with technical snafus. Alternatively, you may review some of your friendships to see if you’re still on the same page, or perhaps some old friends you haven’t seen in a while will pop back into your life. Mercury retrograde is a great time to return to old abandoned projects or dreams and refine them into something special. However, if you’re looking to launch a new project, and you can’t make it happen in the first 5 days of Feb, I’d push to March 1st.
A specific day to watch out for is Feb 11th. On this day, the Sun in your 11th house of friendship and wishes squares Saturn in your 8th house of other people’s money. Your plan may hit a financing snag, or perhaps a bonus you thought was coming is delayed or smaller than you were hoping. Alternatively, you could have an issue with a friend, or experience a technical failure of some kind. Make sure your smart phones and computers are backed up! Feb 19th will have a similar aspect, when Mercury in this sector will square Saturn.
Your ruler, Mars, has been spending an unusually long time in your 7th house of partnerships, and will remain there until July. It seems a personal or business relationship is taking up all of your time these days! Alternatively, you may be involved in a legal situation of some kind. Mars can bring strife and aggression, but I think it’s more likely that you’re just finding yourself more focused on your partner than yourself. If you’ve been arguing with a partner, you may hear good news on Valentine’s Day when Mars will sextile the full moon that occurs in your 5th house of true love. This looks to be a special and romantic time for you, indicating romance galore! If you’re dating, you may get engaged, and if you’re already married, you may discuss having a child, or even discover that you’re pregnant! Single? Get out there and mingle. These aspects are too good to waste at home on the couch. Even if you don’t meet Mr. Right, you may meet a perfectly fine Mr. Right Now.
Mars will also signal the Sun in your 11th house of dreams and friendship, so if the good news isn’t romance-related, it could have to do with whatever opportunity came up earlier in the month. Perhaps you find a partner for the business you’re starting, or your existing partner pulls through in a big way.
The 22nd could bring odd news, as the Sun conjuncts Neptune in your 12th house of closure. This isn’t necessarily a bad aspect, but both Neptune and the 12th house can be secretive and deceptive, so keep your eyes open. A secret could be illuminated on this day, or a bad habit of yours could rear its ugly head. On the other hand, it could indicate a spiritual experience. If you’re a creative person, such as a writer, musician, dancer, or artist, you may find yourself filled with inspiration on this day. Channel the energy into something productive- you may be thrilled with whatever you come up with!
On the 24th, Venus in your career house will give a smooch to Saturn in your 8th house of shared money. You may get a bonus on this day, or perhaps an inheritance or financial gift from your family or your spouse’s family. The 25th could be tough, when Jupiter in your house of home will square Uranus in your sign. This is especially true if your birthday takes place in the first few days of April. A housing or family matter may come up, and it could be jarring. Luckily, by the end of the month, the Sun in your 12th house of closure will line up supportively with Jupiter, giving you the power to let go gracefully.