Feeling frazzled and frenetic as the month begins? It’s time to get your flow (and your glow) back, Pisces! February begins in the tailwind of the January 31 total lunar eclipse in Leo and your sixth house of health, organization and left-brained activity—major moonbeams that will reverberate into February.
As the month kicks off you could feel a surge of pressure to “do, do, do” and a flurry of demanding duties. Your health may be in the spotlight, and with a bold eclipse at play, you could have gotten doctor’s orders (or internal motivation) to make a major lifestyle change. This eclipse is also impacting your daily work and routines. Which of your methods are outmoded? You could start the month inspired to refresh your routines and build a roster of reliable people. Since lunar eclipses can literally “eclipse” situations away, a go-to person or employee could depart dramatically, creating space for you to upgrade. Enough of this DIY thing… and enough working with slackers who lead YOU to fix their mistakes. Stress, boredom and overwhelm, begone! If you’re going to live a healthy and vibrant life, you need Team Pisces to be at its best.
February’s mandate: Quit controlling and grasping—and start allowing. There’s a greater source of power than your anxiety-riddled mind. Call it the universe, God, the divine; the title doesn’t matter as much as your willingness to surrender and receive from it. Until February 18, the Sun is in Aquarius and your twelfth house of healing and release, which helps loosen your grip. This is your annual opportunity to replenish your depleted tanks before Pisces season begins.
That might be easier said than done, though, because harried Mars is in Sagittarius and your ambitious tenth house all month, pumping up the professional pace. Opportunities might fly at you quickly and some could be too good to miss. Be mindful not to take on overwhelming tasks, lest you end up crashing. Regular rejuvenation is a must during this busy, demanding Mars cycle. Be discerning about the projects you choose and set clear expectations to avoid burnout.
A second eclipse—this one a partial solar (new moon) eclipse—arrives in Aquarius on February 15, giving you a big cosmic push into more spiritual and emotional waters. Endings can lead to bold beginnings now. You may need to let go of something outmoded in order to make a fresh start. This eclipse can bring a huge epiphany or message, perhaps through a caring person whose wise advice turns out to be a lifesaver. Don’t overlook the guardian angels disguised as civilians, Pisces! You never know who will deliver the perfect words at just the right time. With this unpredictable eclipse in your twelfth house of hidden information, you might finally see someone’s true colors. This can help seal a decision you’ve been putting off—should you keep them around or cut ties?
But don’t rush to judgment, Pisces. In February, there are no full moons—which is rare, since there’s usually one per month. Even though the eclipses shake the hardened earth loose, you may not be 100 percent ready to make a big move until after March 1. Take the extra time, but don’t bury your head in the sand. Listen and collect clues and cues from your intuition. With visionary Jupiter in your expansive ninth house until November, you’ll benefit from looking far beyond the familiar. Traveling, reading and taking classes or workshops will expose you to inspired new perspectives.
February 15 also kicks off the Chinese New Year, ushering in the grounding Earth Dog cycle for the next 12 months. You’ll enjoy this calmer energy after the shade-throwing, verbally sparring Fire Rooster (#exhausting). Say goodbye to Twitter takedowns and hello to tea parties, talent shows and team spirit. The Dog is all about social graces and pack goals—not pecking orders. This communal and gracious lunar year will be much more your speed. And with stability-minded Saturn in your collaborative eleventh house until 2020, you might already be craving a supportive community. Unleash your social side, Pisces.
The day before the eclipse is, of course, Valentine’s Day. (You didn’t think we forgot, did you?) No self-respecting Pisces would miss a chance to celebrate romance, given the opportunity to do so. Sure, you might feign disdain with eye rolls and snark, but you’re a sucker for a good swoon-worthy moment. Plus, whether you like it or not, you’re in Cupid’s crosshairs this year. Love planet Venus is in YOUR sign on V-Day 2018 and passion planet Mars is in your upscale tenth house, rolling out the romantic red carpet. Regardless of whether you’re celebrating as a solo act or pampering a partner, keep the festivities first-class this year. Book plans on the early side, though. The moon is in its weary “balsamic” phase AND it’s in your sleepy twelfth house. Elaborate five-course meals or theater tickets could be wasted tonight if your eyelids droop before the appetizer comes or your head starts bobbing during the first act. (The theater was so warm and dark…you didn’t realize you were snoring!)
Life starts to take definitive shape again on February 18, when the Sun starts its month-long visit to Pisces. Swim out of those mermaid-y depths and break the surface—the world has been waiting for your return. Shake off any gloom or heaviness. Press “buy now” on a killer outfit and make appointments with your glam team, who may also be wondering where you’ve been. Pisces season is your time to shine. And hey, don’t you have a birthday party to plan?
Everything you’ve been pondering and processing in the background will start to make sense soon enough. The March 1 full moon in your opposite sign of Virgo could attract a key figure who helps make your dreams a reality. You’ve got every reason to start feeling optimistic, Fish, even if the eclipses threw you what seemed like a curveball. Soon enough, it could reveal itself to be a blessing in disguise. Onward to a brighter future!