Cosmic Diaries: FEBRUARY Monthly Horoscopes & Leo Lunar Eclipse Horoscopes 2017
— by Priya Kale
ARIES – You should be feeling pretty fired up as February begins. The world is changing and you’re at the center of the action. You’ve always been a mover and shaker; with two Eclipses this month, this a chance for you to really go for something you’ve been dreaming about. Things may not turn out exactly as planned, but if you leave room for surprises, they might turn out better. The best you can do for now is let go of expectations and trust how you feel in your heart. It might feel risky, or make your vulnerable to put yourself out there — but this is not about anybody else, public perception or what others think. It would be a greater risk, to be anything less than your authentic self, and pass up a chance to be happy. All may be fair in love and war — but how do you want to play the game? Learn to love yourself, then you can disengage from drama — and give your attention where it is appreciated and inspire others with your vision. You can never please everyone, and those that love you will love you anyway. This is not a popularity contest; just strive to be best self, bring your “A game,” and play fair. At the end of the month, unexpected developments are drawing you inward on a deeper soul search. You might not have all the answers, but keep asking the questions rather than assume, or be in a hurry to define something. There’s more coming to the surface, and this is awakening you to subconscious desires you hadn’t previously dared to admit even to yourself. You might even experience doubts about something or someone, that you once felt fired up and very sure about. Take this as a cue to avoid projection or assumptions, for better or for worse. Be in no denial of your own feelings, even if they are ambiguous. Go slow, and trust more will be revealed in due time, showing you what you need to do help heal (and/or resolve) a complicated (perhaps emotional) situation or relationship.
TAURUS – Professionally you are in the spotlight and there’s a flurry of opportunities coming your way asking you to clarify long-term goals. At the same time domestic situation comes to light this month, perhaps triggering deep insecurities. You might feel in the dark about the best way forward, or perhaps a cat on a hot tin roof; but trust your deepest instincts. You’re becoming aware of subconscious desires, fears, fantasies, issues surrounding abandonment, trust, and other subconscious triggers — that are likely rooted in the past, rather than present. What was your childhood like? Did you feel safe, loved? Were you encouraged to reach for your dreams and ambitions? What were your parents ideas surrounding success? What was their relationship like? What do you need to feel safe, and comfortable in your own skin, so you can be wholly yourself? The present is not the past; you have the authority and freedom now. Become aware of your subconscious stuff, and you can make conscious choices to create a life you dream of, rather than un-concsiously re-creating past patterns. You’re moving past your parents ambitions and limitations, coming into your own. You needn’t worry about competing, success, public image — nor do you need to downplay your abilities, to appear less threatening. Stay humble, but don’t be afraid to let your inner light shine. The more you can dare to be yourself wholly, you can inspire many others who look up to you. In personal relationships — you could deepen intimacy with a partner if you dare to bare your soul. But if you’re wondering if you have a soul mate, or if anyone even really sees the real you — you have more secret admirers than you realise. But this is not about someone else — this is about you. Love need not be blind, so go slow and take time to clarify what you want from a partner or a relationship. Trust and loyalty are both very important to you — and both of these are something that can only built through time, and consistency of action. So let time reveal someone’s real colours and then remember you have a choice. Whatever situation you currently face in love, or in the world — to quote John Steinbeck: “If it is right, it happens — The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.
GEMINI —You’re learning information or unexpected news, asking you to question what you thought you knew about someone or something; presenting you with opportunities you haven’t dared to imagine or explore. Your perceptions colour your world; clear your perceptions and you can gain a fresh perspective on a situation, see it in a new light and recognise the golden opportunity it holds. There’s no shame in admitting you might have been mistaken. Keep an open mind and remain detached in a sensitive conversation. Speak and listen from the heart; be honest, compassionate and kind. How you say something, matters as much as what you say; and sometimes it might be wisest to say nothing and just listen. Then you can learn what you need, to make wise choices that could save you time, money, and heartache in the long-run. Get your ego out of the way, pay attention to what you are feeding a situation; and when they go low — go high. You don’t have time for petty dramas, when so much is opening up for you. Whether physically or metaphorically, you’re on a journey asking for a leap of faith, as you reach for something that lifts your heart and fills you with hope. Clarify important ambitions, long-term goals, and be brutally honest with yourself about your desires. So when your opportunity arrives you are ready to seize it. This is not about your “ideas” about success, or public image, but what brings you joy and allows you to manifest your greatest potential. You have friends offer you valuable advice on the road ahead and an idea could be your ticket to freedom. Remain humble, but believe in yourself and trust roads that fall away are ultimately putting you on your true path. What’s important is that you’re walking the path, making wise, conscious, and creative choices moving forward — which are setting the course for the foreseeable future. Consciously let go of superficial ambitions, or ambitions you’ve outgrown and reach for your most altruistic, optimistic vision — one that will benefit not just your future, but the future of the planet. Then you can taste the kind of success you can truly be proud of; that makes your heart sing, and most importantly makes the world a better place.
CANCER – A professional situation is heating up and you can gain from this financially, but don’t let that be your goal. In fact the fewer expectations you have, you can invest your time, money, energy and resources, wisely into situations and commitments you value — that bring you an equal return on your investment, and offer you security you need. It comes down to your values — starting with how you value yourself — that is what will attract the right relationships and opportunities to you. What were your parents values surrounding marriage, commitment and money? How are yours different? What are the values you want to build your life on? Life is encouraging you to dream big, and dare to reach for your ambitions. If you’re caught in a power struggle — remain detached. You have more power than you realise in a situation, and are in a safer position than you think — but avoid feeding drama. This really is an ego-death, allowing you to resurrect on a core level, to truly reclaim your power in your life. Avoid compromising your values; know and state your bottom line, let go of the rope and allow space for a situation to evolve. The winds of change are blowing through, but have faith, this is ultimately helping you balance a situation to bring you a greater sense of security, inner peace and freedom. By the end of the month, you should have renewed clarity and perspective on the way forward in a sticky situation. It might call for detours, but trust you can deal with them as they arise. Life is a experiential journey, and what’s unfolding is polishing you like a diamond, to reveal your brilliance. Keep your perspective and clarity on your goals, then you needn’t get seduced down any rabbit holes. Professionally, since 2010 you’ve been called to be a trailblazer — and go where no wo/man has gone before. There have been many sudden surprising twists and turns along the way, pushing your boundaries, and ideas of success — to discover what you are truly capable of. Have more faith in yourself and the value of what you have to offer. You have the leadership skills, and vision, to light the way forward. Be brave, bold, trust yourself, and your capabilities. Go for gold as you reach for a cherished ambition. You can only fail, if you never try. And if you try, you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve. This is not about your success alone, but your ability to carve a path, raise awareness, and lead fearlessly by example, for all who will follow in your footsteps.
LEO – Your relationships are centre stage this month, and with a Lunar Eclipse in your sign life is reaching a dramatic climax, asking you to find a balance between your needs and others. You’re reaching the end of a chapter; coming full circle with something that first began to unfold in 1999. Every end is a new beginning and what unfolds now is setting the trajectory for at least the next 18 months — so its important you are conscious of what you’re creating and what you want. Your relationships too, have an important truth to reflect to you about yourself. This could get rather emotional. It’s never easy to be vulnerable, but you need not take on anyone else’s projections, try to please, or worry about what you look like. Also be conscious not to project your feelings, hold on to expectations of others, let your ego, or pride stand in the way of your desires, or the connection you seek. Take the space you need for self-reflection and consciously release emotional baggage. Acknowledge your role in a situation, your desires, and be honest about who you are today — it’s not the same as who you were two weeks ago, let alone months, or years ago. The more honest you are with yourself, the greater will be your ability to change what you need to change. It might feel like a part of you is dying, but the more you accept yourself you can create the same space of non-judgement for others. Then you can have honest conversations with partners, share how you feel and reach a deeper understanding of where things stand; allowing you deepen connections that truly see you for who you are at your heart. Be clear on your long term goals, then you can seize an opportunity as it arises; and form creative, lucrative, and loving relationships with others who share your vision, and. By the end of the month you will be ready to deepen connections that bring you a greater flow of mutual support — emotionally and financially. Where one door closes, another opens; and what’s unfolding now is creating space for you to attract what you most need. At its core this is an ego death allowing you to resurrect, and return, to your most authentic self.
VIRGO – You’ve been working hard – and you might wonder where it’s all leading — if your dreams will ever amount to anything. You are becoming aware of things in your life, at work, in relationships, financial situations, that aren’t working and need to change. You might have doubts about the way forward, and it might be overwhelming. But I suggest you prioritise starting with your health and make sure you aren’t burning the candle at both ends. Acknowledging what isn’t working is the first step towards change, and healing. With a Lunar Eclipse in your 12th House, go inward, rest, recharge, and reconnect with your self — then you can tackle the days inspired and focused. Take the space you need, to figure out how you feel and what you want. There’s something dawning on you, perhaps coming through in your dreams. You might not be ready to reveal all, but trust your intuition and when in doubt, ask rather than assume — it will save you time, money, energy in the long run. In personal relationships especially, remember your words can be used to heal or harm a situation. Become aware of your subconscious wounding, then you won’t project it on others, or hold to expectations of how things should be. Things are up in the air, but it won’t be long before the dust settles and you have more clarity — for now take things one day at a time. It’s also important you allow space for healing — rather than force a process. A financial situation is evolving, as are your relationships the more you can let go of what weighs you down, holds you back, or is a toxic, or less than healthy influence in your life — you can create space to invite in more of what you need. Whatever it is that you most need and fear is out of reach — put the word out there, but let go of expectations of where it comes from and the form it arrives in. As you will see the Universe is always listening and there are angels in disguise amongst your midst. By the end of the month, you can enter deeper into connections that are truly supportive, replenish and give to you as much as you have to give them.
LIBRA – You’ve grown in leaps and bounds over the past six months, and hopefully you’re realising just how much more there is to you, and how much more you have to give. Your relationships, especially one significant relationship is heating up and the Leo Full Moon, is asking you to take what feels like a risk. It might be scary to put your heart out for the world to see, but whatever unfolds now, remember you can only be yourself. Some of you might be meeting someone who embodies all the qualities you’ve looked for in a partner or lover. Or you could be falling in love perhaps all over again with a partner; discovering deeper feelings for a friend; or it might be a social situation that’s highlighted, making you question your role in it. If what you’re experiencing is tension or aggravation, remember it’s often the one’s we love the most, who have the ability to hurt us; and vice-versa because we’ve let them deep into our hearts. I suggest you start with being very honest with yourself about how you feel, and what you want, in your heart of hearts. Love need not come at the cost of freedom, nor does it need to be blind. What you really want is the ability to express yourself freely; friendships and relationships with people who have your back, who love and accept you for you; but who aren’t afraid to be honest with you. Start with self-acceptance; also keep your ego out of the way and allow others the freedom you too need, to be themselves. Then you can have heartfelt conversations that deepen your connections. There is at least one partner in your life, whom you can count on; still let actions speak louder than words — yours and others. Then you can make wise choices, rather than rush into anything. By the end of the month, you can start to heal a situation that has been fraught with tension. It all comes back to you and the choices you make. Keep clarity, be honest about how you feel — then you can deepen relationships that heal you and that you can work with together as a team to make this world a better place.
SCORPIO – With the Sun moving through Aquarius your house of home and family, you’ve been invested in matters surrounding your home, family, sense of security and a domestic situation. As the Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse aligns in your 10th House, it brings a professional situation to light, marking the end of a chapter. You might not know the best way forward, but you are in a safe position now to make choices that can go a long way in securing your future, allowing you to shine and be your best in the world. Even if you can’t see it, there are greater changes in the works, and whatever you’ve dreamed for yourself the Universe has dreamed it bigger and better; it has your back. What you most need is faith; let go of expectations or trying to control exactly how a situation unfolds. Take the time instead to be honest about what brings you a sense of security, as well as accomplishment. Professionally, what are your goals for the next 18 months? What are the goals you’ve outgrown? And what was a childhood ambition you once had for yourself? Dare to dream big — a lot more is possible than you think. But it starts with you acknowledging how your goals for your life have changed. Be bold, don’t be afraid to let go of what you’ve outgrown, and clear space to invite in the opportunity that’s knocking. By the end of the month, you’ll be ready to take a risk and reach for something that truly makes your heart come alive and sing with joy. It might feel like a great big leap of faith in to the unknown — but this the beginning of a journey of discovery of your heart, its desires, the infinite love and boundless creative potential within you. And the more you let go of superficial fantasies about love, or romance — you could even experience the real thing.
SAGITTARIUS – A Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in your 9th House, suggests a need for you to keep your perspective on all that is unfolding. You’re learning information, or perhaps a conversation, is asking you to open your mind and question what you think you know. This also means getting your ego out of the way, and not being afraid to admit where you might have been mistaken. It comes down to honesty, starting with yourself. What do you want out of life? Out of love? What are your long-term aspirations? How have they changed? To quote Madonna: “A lot of people don’t get what they want because they don’t say what they want.” But its also important you are careful what you wish for because you might get it. You’re becoming very aware of your desires in a situation — acknowledge them to yourself at least. If you say you want something — do your actions reflect your words? Also acknowledge the desires you almost dare not admit — for fear of disappointment or rejection? Be honest with yourself then you can have honest, heartfelt conversations with a significant other/s, deepening your connection. You can create a life, that makes you come alive, and fills you with a sense of wonder, adventure, curiosity, and passion daily. The fewer perceptions, preconceptions, and opinions you have — positive or negative — the greater will be your ability to see the objective truth and make wise choices. You needn’t fear judgement — and avoid being judgemental yourself. It’s not desire itself that’s a problem, it’s our attachment to the fulfilment of those desires that causes us pain. The key to getting what you want, is to reach for your most optimistic vision, remain detached and let go of expectations. Then have faith, the roads that fall away are only opening the doors that will take you further along the path to greater happiness, security, belonging, and freedom you seek to express yourself wholly and freely. Your depth, in case you didn’t know but are about to learn, is truly endless.
CAPRICORN — A Full Moon in your 8th House, suggests there are major changes afoot. Chapters are ending, but this also just the beginning of a longer 18 month phase of transformation — asking you to make conscious choices moving forward. A financial partnership/situation, or a “marriage” is evolving — but if you’re caught in a power struggle, recognise it really is about your self-worth. The more detached you can be from an outcome and your ego, you can reclaim power to negotiate arrangements you feel comfortable in. Ask yourself, what do you need to feel secure — financially, and emotionally? Where did these ideas come from? Dig deep for your values, as you consciously let go of your parents values. Your childhood has a lot to tell you about your ideas about money, love, relationships, and family. Be conscious of any issues surrounding abandonment, or fears surrounding your sense of security — that have their roots in the past, rather than your present reality. Truth is you are in a safer, powerful and more comfortable position than you realise. You’re also learning, you “need” very little — and you have the resources you need to make more of what you need. This includes your innate natural talents, creativity, ambition, drive, passion and of course work ethic. You have big ambitions and goals, but you might be reconsidering the way forward in the light of what you are learning or what’s unfolding now. Trust a situation is evolving just as it needs to. Keep the big picture in mind, you can reach your goals one step at a time. Have faith, what’s unfolding now, is ultimately going a long way in securing your future.
AQUARIUS — The Sun is in your sign and with a Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Leo, you and your relationships are in the spotlight — asking you to find a balance between your needs and others. Above all let your primary relationship be with yourself, and keep that in balance. Something or someone holds more potential than you thought, and you might even be surprised by your own feelings for another. But the fewer expectations you have of others, the more pleasantly you can be surprised. So keep an open mind on all that’s unfolding, there’s opportunity hidden in plain sight, asking you to look at something with fresh eyes and a perspective. Creatively and financially, your ideas are on the money, and you could negotiate lucrative partnerships, that truly pay off. A partner is on your side, but people are not mind readers. What you need is honest and clear communication; which starts by acknowledging what you want to yourself first, then you can be honest with others. Also trust how you feel rather than just what you think, or your ideas of what someone, something, or what a relationship should look like. A chapter is ending, but you need not cling to anyone or anything. Instead be grateful for what you’re learning, and recognise this is clearing space for you to deepen the connections that truly matter and are on your team. You can stabilise important relationships and put old chapters to rest, as you start to see things in a new light. Avoid judging yourself, another, the past and circumstances. Learn your lessons, but let bygones be bygones. Forgiveness is not for others, it’s for yourself, so you can lighten your load. Life is a journey and at best we are fellow travelers. The less you cling to experiences or outcomes, you will see who sticks with you for the ride, through all of life’s ups and downs. By the end of the month, you’ll be ready to deepen important relationships, allowing you to grow in a sense of comfort and security; as you realise what truly makes your life worth living.
PISCES – With the Sun in your 12th House this month, the first three weeks of February are an ideal time for you to retreat to your inner spaces to rest, recharge, and reconnect with your inner self. There are huge changes afoot and you might be reconsidering recent choices in the light of recent developments, perhaps re-evaluating important personal and financial commitments. You might feel in the dark about about the best way forward, and it’s true you don’t have all the information yet. But the Leo Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse is shining a light on what you need to know for now, allowing you to make crucial adjustments that help heal and re-balance a situation that affects your whole life. You’re becoming aware of a soul truth about your existence, and it’s not too late to turn things around and heal a situation if that is what you wish. But also acknowledge what has served it’s purpose and needs to be released, so you can make space and give your energy to what truly matters. Begin by acknowledging what is or isn’t working — at work, in your life, habits, routines, as well as in your relationships. Your existence and work, ripples out in the world touching more souls than you think, or realise — but are you in touch with your own subconscious thought processes, desires, and wounds? Unless you become aware of your subconscious stuff, it will cast a shadow on your work, health, and the life you’re trying to build. You can lie to the world, but you can’t lie to yourself — so be in no denial of what within you needs to change first. Whether you see it or not, a situation is stabilizing, but this is a chance to clear space emotional, mental, physical baggage and clutter; that takes away from your ability to enjoy and live an authentic life, aligned with a soul purpose. By the end of the month a Solar Eclipse and New Moon in your sign, marks the beginning of very personal cycle — bringing huge unexpected developments. You might not have control over everything, but you have a choice in how you respond. You’re growing in self-awareness, and in awareness of your power, and limitless potential — for better or for worse. You can bring about almost miraculous changes now — but with power comes responsibility. Use yours wisely, avoid compromising your values, and you can help re-balance a situation that has had you on edge. This is a re-birth on all levels: a chance to wipe the slate clean, drop the mask, return to your true self and essence — which truly is divine.