Aries a Cardinal fire sign may feel supported this month with a series of planets in air sign of Aquarius. This month marks an excellent time to socialize especially prior to Mercury entering Pisces on February 6th and turning retrograde on the 23rd. Communication is somewhat muddled when Mercury is placed in Pisces as a standalone the planet of thought and logic becomes overwhelmed with psychic stimuli that is often difficult to process in retrograde motion confusion is only heightened. For you ram Mercury will turn retrograde in your solar 12th house of dreams and solitude. From the 23rd onward you may feel inclined to spend time alone and get in touch with your feelings, perhaps take a mental break from all you have going on. The end of February until mid March marks an excellent time to get in touch with nature, take that yoga class and generally set aside some time to relax and recharge. This Mercury retrograde is all about restoring your mind, reflecting on your dreams and finding peace between the perceptive and the intuitive side. With Mars having entered your solar 12th house on February 3rd you are reminded that sometimes peace of mind is an activity we must vigorously pursue. Prior to Mercury turning retrograde Saturn father of time will work its way backwards in your solar 8th house of intimacy and shared resources. From February 18th until July you must review the control you exhibit in all 8th house matters; sex, shared resources and intimacy. Scorpio is the astrological sign of depth and control, the manner in which Scorpio operates is intense and penetrative. During this period you need to assess are there financial and personal partnerships where you exhibit to much control? Are there areas of your life that are lacking the depth you so require? Saturn represents commitment, Scorpio is intensity placed in your solar 8th house of intimacy for the next several months you will be reviewing the most intimate parts of yourself as well as your responsibilities to others. Pluto planet of transformation will begin to square the Sun of those Aries born between April 1st and April 10th, this is a cathartic but often painful process that indicates a change must take place, perhaps something familiar must be forfeited so something new can take its place. This is most apparent on the career front as Pluto is currently in Capricorn touring your solar 10th house of career and social standing. With Pluto on the Midheaven you can positively expect swooping changes in terms of your life direction; buckle up Ram you about to embark on the adventure of a life time.
Taurus Sun natives should have taken advantage of the cluster of planets in family earth sign of Capricorn the first ½ of January prior to the Sun and Mercury darting off into the fixed air sign of Aquarius. Taurus a fixed earth sign is concerned with tangible results, the here and the now rather than flights of fancy, however Aquarius is a fixed air sign concerned with progress and the future. Mercury the planet of communication has been placed in Aquarius since January 20th and will remain in the eccentric water bearer until February 6th any pressing issues are better off put on hold till Mercury enters friendly water sign of Pisces on the 6th but prior to turning retrograde on the 23rd. Yes! It is the first Mercury retrograde period of 2013; the next will be in June, then lastly again in October. You know the rules; Taurus is nothing if not practical, avoid big ticket purchases, expect delays in travel and avoid signing contracts. Mercury placed in Pisces bathes the sign of the mind in an intuitive bath, when turning retrograde confusion will surely insure. Watch for the tendency to have disagreements with friends as Mercury and Mars planet of aggression cozy up in your solar 11th house of acquaintances especially around the 25th when Mercury and Mars conjoin making everyone aggressive in speech and direct in approach.
Heavy hitter Saturn will turn into apparent retrograde motion on February 18th in your solar 7th house of partnerships putting all commitments up for yearly review. Saturn in retrograde will last approximately 5 months, it is said that a planet in retrograde motion operates in its purist form making it stronger then when it is direct. As with all retrograde periods, it is a time of reflection, review and reconsideration. For you Taurus Sun this is occurring in your 7th house home to “I relate”. Relating to others has been a theme in your life since October and will remain a challenge that requires you to strike a balance between yourself and others till mid 2015. Saturn is the planet of obligations while placed in your opposing sign of Scorpio you may be deeply but quietly reflecting on your personal and professional allegiances. Those bulls born between April 21st and April 30th are particularly susceptible to Saturn’s influence while in direct opposition to your Sun. Scorpio is the natural ruler of the 8th house, home to death, birth, sex and shared resources. Saturn is the planet of hard work and commitment. Saturn in Scorpio knows no limits; it is controlling, penetrative, dominating and yearns to dig deep. While Saturn was placed in Venus ruled Libra from 2009 until 2012 you sought a partner that was your equal (Libra signified by the scales) but while Saturn is in Scorpio you are wondering how deep is your love? It is time to go beyond the superficial, strip all shiny pretenses, loosen your grip on controlling ways and discover lasting ways to solidity and amplify your current commitments.
Gemini a mutable air sign can benefit from all the futuristic energy in the universe while the planets are lining up in Aquarius, after all Gemini and Aquarius have much in common. Both are air signs concerned with intellect, ideas and variety. The Sun entered the sign of the water bearer on January 19th and will be joined by Venus the planet of love and beauty on February 3rd. You should feel particularly attractive during this time and eager to get out into the world and claim your individuality. Aquarius a sign known for its eccentric taste and behavior can stir up the desire in you to try something new and unconventional. I will advise you not to travel too far outside the box and perhaps stay closer to home in search of excitement as your ruling planet is set to turn retrograde on February 23rd in the water sign of Pisces. Mercury rules short trips, communication and learning abilities. This means stay close to home, avoid purchasing any big ticket electronic items and avoid signing any contracts. Mercury will remain in retrograde period till March 17th; Gemini Sun natives are particularly susceptible to feeing this energy because Mercury is your ruling planet.
While Mercury is turning retrograde in your solar 10th house of career indicating lost emails and misunderstandings on the job front Saturn will turn retrograde in your solar 6th house of health and daily activities. Saturn’s entrance into your solar 6th house back in October marked a period of hard work, feeling weighed down by responsibilities, perhaps some sort of hardship exists in your daily life. On a positive note this may indicate a time of getting serious in terms of working out and your overall health regime. When Saturn planet of hard work is placed in Scorpio there is a tendency towards extremist behaviors, Scorpio is one of the more intense signs that can easily become fixated on a particular area of life. For you sweet Gemini over the next two years that will be in the area of health and daily activities. Have you been obsessing about your health? Perhaps you can conjure up ways to incorporate better habits without allowing them to consume you. Remember everything is great in moderation.
Neptune’s extended visit to your solar 10th house of career and reputation has left your vision of the future a bit unclear. You may appear confused as to which direction to head in as Neptune squares the Sun of those Gemini particularly born between May 22nd and May 31st. You may feel overwhelmed with emotions and unsure where to place them. This transit is marked by vulnerability and questioning your identity. It is essential you check in with your entire being during this transit. Ask yourself does this feel like the right path? Is my mind agreeing with my choice? Is my heart saying yes? I like to say wherever you go, go with all your heart but please make sure you take your mind with you. This is essential during Neptune transits, after all Neptune rules glamour, deception and illusions and as we all know; all that glitters isn’t gold.
Cancer Sun natives should feel a bit of a reprieve now that a fury of planets left the opposing sign of Capricorn. Any time the Sun opposes our personal Sun sign we feel challenged by others and don’t necessarily possess the strength to endure an uphill climb. These next several years are hard enough for the cardinal signs; Aries, Libra, Capricorn but intuitive water sign of Cancer may find they are particularly feeling the crunch due to their intuitive and sensitive nature, just remember as hard-shell crabs survive the rough seas, you tenacious crab will also endure. Pluto placed in authoritative Capricorn has been affecting all of the Cancer Sun natives but mostly those crabs born between June 22nd and July 3rd. Pluto in opposition to your Sun continues to bring you face to face with power in partnerships, others may be challenging your power. During this period your normal way of dealing with hardships will no longer be available to you. Let’s take a look at lance Armstrong who was born with Pluto in conjunction with his Sun, when Pluto is on the Sun natally or by transit it strips away your old life and make room for a new beginning. Just as Lance Armstrong can never go back to his former existence, you must make way for new beginnings and allow Pluto to strip away all false pretenses. This is strongly evident in your personal and professional relationships as Pluto has taken up long term residence in your solar 7th house of “others”, allow no one to have power over you, beware that no one can save you, these are changing times where the real power lies in letting go. While Pluto is working through your relationship zone Uranus planet of sudden and erratic change has taken up long term residence in your 10th house of social standing, home to ambitions and how we fit into the world at large. Uranus in Aries placed in the 10th house brings sudden and unexpected surprises in all 10th house activities. Usually this energy is sprung upon you, Uranus energy is immediate, alarming, and can be catastrophic. Uranus will form a hard aspect to those born under a Cancer Sun till the year 2019! The Sun is your identity, your life force, it is who you are; Uranus will continue to shake up your very essence. Demanding you wake up to a higher vibration. Painful and liberating indeed, it’s best to remain open.
While Pluto and Uranus are causing some long term rearrangement in the Cancer Sun’s life February marks a lovely period where a cluster of planets will enter the family water sign of Pisces. First the planet of the mind; Mercury, followed by Mars the planet of action and lastly the Sun on February 19th joining Neptune in your solar 9th house of “I believe”. Now marks an excellent time to restore yourself, perhaps read at your leisure, and find meaning in daily existence. The planets are placed in an emotional bath while in the psychic sign of Pisces adding to Cancers already sensitive nature. It marks a great time of getting in touch with your dreams especially when Mercury begins its retrograde motion on the 23rd this is a time of reflection not a time of action. Ponder all the ways you can bring your beliefs into fruition and discover higher meaning in these ever changing times.
February often marks a time of low vitality for Leo Sun natives as the planets gather in your opposing sign of Aquarius in your solar 7th house of partnership. This is the 6 month mark of your solar year, a time of taking stock of how far you have come since your last birthday and review how much you would like to accomplish prior to your next birthday. With a cluster of planets in Aquarius you are likely to feel drained and find you are often required to strike a balance between your needs and the needs of others. The opposition in astrology is similar to a see saw when one side is up and another is down and you struggle to find balance between the two. Personal relationships will be a primary focus while Venus planet of love transits the avant garde sign of Aquarius until February 27th. Relationships will require some additional attention.
Communication difficulties are likely this month especially when Mercury turns retrograde in the wavering sign of Pisces on February 23rd where it will remain until March 17th. Mercury turns retrograde 3 times a year often causing hiccups in travel plans and correspondence. With Mercury set to turn retrograde in your solar 8th house of shared resources I would expect some disagreements with others concerning financial obligations. The 8th house rules finances you hold with others, during this period it is not advisable to sign a contract or apply for a loan as you are more likely than not to miss the fine print. Mercury retrograde is a time of reflecting on the way in which we communicate, placed in Pisces we are encouraged to listen to our inner voice for guidance. For Leo Sun natives Mercury is turning backward in your solar 8th house of “I Desire” it holds all the ways in which we as individuals are transformed, have you been listening to that voice, have you been following your intuition on route to financial and sexual transcendence.
Saturn is also scheduled to turn retrograde in Scorpio on February 18th in your solar 4th house of home. Saturn’s transit to the 4th house is a difficult one, Saturn placed in Scorpio only adds to this intensity. The 4th house rules the mother, your heritage, and your roots essentially where you originated from. Saturn rules the father, responsibility and duty. Scorpio is the sign of depth and psychoanalysis. Since October more likely than not you have had to face some truths about your childhood, these may be painful revelations, you may feel burdened with responsibilities to your family. Over the next 5 months while Saturn turns retrograde you may ask some very heavy questions of yourself and these questions may come equipped with painful revelations, you may seek to plummet the very depths of your persona in search of the truth, you may wonder if your family is indeed putting limitations on other areas of your life. Presently Saturn is forming a tight square in particular to those Leo Sun natives born between July 23rd and August 6th or so. Saturn in hard aspect to your Sun brings forth life changing events that challenge and bring into question who you are as an individual. Saturn represents tests and karma and this often marks a period of melancholy, reflecting on time that has since past; Saturn is also the father of time. It is essential to not hold yourself against some rigid ideal, to acknowledge the mistakes you have made in the past and strive toward a better tomorrow. There isn’t any rushing Saturn, simply take life moment by moment day by day and know that every test and every challenge only serves to advance your personal growth and purpose.
Virgo Sun natives may have someone what of a challenging month ahead, Virgo is the natural ruler of the 6th house home to ; “I serve” a lover of routine, you look toward daily activities including health and diet and adhere to a tight schedule to keep you motivated. Directly across from the astrological 6th house is the astrological 12th house home to; “I dream”. Natural ruler is Pisces a mutable intuitive water sign that goes with the ebb and flow of life, following ones intuition without any set schedule. This month Mars planet of action will enter the sign of the intuitive fish on February 3rd followed by Mercury on February 6th and the Sun on the 19th. The planets will join Neptune already visiting your solar 7th house of partnerships. Watch for the tendency to disagree with partners on or around the 25th as Mars planet of action conjoins Mercury planet of communication indicating you are eager to impose your will on others. Miscommunications are only enhanced with Mercury turning backward in your solar 7th house on February 23rd; please postpone all legalities, contractual signatures and imperative discussions until Mercury has gone direct in mid March. Mercury is both Virgo and Gemini’s ruling planet; it is the manner in which we process information. Gemini and Virgo tend toward fact and thought where as Pisces is a sign concerned with feelings and intuition. As Mercury goes in apparent backward motion I believe the importance is to focus on not only what we think but also how we feel. To recognize that intuitive power is equally as important as analytical, how can you apply the power of feeling and intuition into your personal and business relationships? Asking how does this feel rather then what do I think? Ask yourself these questions while attempting to strike a balance between yourself and others this month.
Lord of Karma and Father of time, Saturn is also turning retrograde on February 18 and will remain in backward motion for the next 5 or so months. I would not plan any trips during this period, if you need to see family invite them to visit you. Saturn is the planet of restriction and hardship, the 3rd house rules transportation; it is likely many Virgo Suns will need to have a car repaired during this period. Relationships with siblings may be especially hard; perhaps a brother or a sister is depending on you for financial assistance or life guidance. Whatever the challenge, it will be deep and probing. Saturn in Scorpio for the next 2 years indicates intensity in all responsibility, whether you chose to meet your commitments or honor obligations is entirely up to you.
Make the most of the Sun in family air sign of Aquarius until the 19th visiting your solar 5th house of creativity. Aquarius a fixed air sign inspires the Libra Sun to do things with their own personal flair & put your own personal mark of authenticity in all you do. This is further enhanced by Venus ruler of art, beauty and loves entrance into the futuristic sign of the water bearer on February 3rd. While Venus was in Capricorn for most of January we learned love is responsibility; we are now reminded love should also make us feel uninhibited and free. Venus visiting Aquarius until late February may have you attracting some more eccentric types while keeping your pulse on futuristic trends. Mercury planet of communication will turn retrograde for the first time in 2013 in the sensitive and intuitive sign of Pisces on February 23rd. The sign of the mind becomes less analytical and flooded with emotional stimuli when placed in the sign of the mutable fish. Miscommunications on the work front are likely especially on or around the 26th when Mercury conjoins Mars planet of aggression in your solar 6th house of employment. All retrograde periods are a time of reflection this retrograde period is all about getting in touch with your intuition, listening to the undercurrent of your daily life, after all the 6th house is home to our routine and things we do on a daily basis. As always the 3 or so weeks that Mercury continues its backward journey is a time of avoiding big ticket electronic purchases, traveling when at all possible and anticipating sudden network crashes and misplaced documents.
The Cardinal Crisis continues to affect Aries, Cancer, and Capricorn and yes you beautiful Libra. Each of the Cardinal sign represents an important are of life, Aries rules the body and self, Cancer oversees the 4th house of home and women, Capricorn is the natural ruler of career and male figures and Libra represents partnerships and relationships. Change can be painful and at other times liberating and often a little bit of both. With Uranus planet of unexpected change placed in your opposing sign of Aries, Libra Sun natives particularly those born between September 24th and October 3rd may find they fluctuate between their diplomatic, compromising self and then suddenly want to break free from what is expected of them and set off in an entirely new direction. This is a period of liberation. A Libra colleague of mine recently declared she is going to start “living out loud and doesn’t care what anyone thinks”. That is the energy of Uranus in Aries; it shakes up your commitment to others and puts you in touch with your own sense of individuality.
While Mercury is turning backward having us reassess the manner in which we communicate, Saturn Father of Time, responsibility and karma is also turning backward for the following 5 months beginning on February 18th. Saturn in Scorpio has us deeply and intensely evaluating our commitments and responsibilities, with Saturn in Scorpio turning retrograde in your solar 2nd house home to “I value” you will spend the next several months reevaluating the commitment you have toward finances, have you been holding on too tightly financially, or on the other spectrum spending money too carelessly? The 2nd house is also home to self worth; Saturn in Scorpio transiting the solar 2nd house often reminds us that some of us are required to work toward feeling secure, that the true value comes from within.
Scorpio Sun natives will find they are in their element this month once Mars planet of action enters Pisces on February 3rd, followed by Mercury on the 6th, the Sun on the 19th and lastly Venus planet of love on the 27th. Cooperation is indicated as both Scorpio and Pisces share a familiarity that encompasses; sensitivity, intuitive nature, and searching for deeper meaning in daily life. Much focus will be placed on children, leisurely pursuits and creativity. You have a desire to show the world an extension of yourself declaring “Tada” as you unveil the talent you at times mask behind a composed exterior. Offspring, love affairs and games of chance are on this month’s agenda as you put all your chips on the table and declare you are all in.
Mercury planet of logic will turn retrograde on February 23rd in the intuitive sign of Pisces, shortly their after conjoining Mars planet of aggression, hurt feelings and miscommunications are likely. The 5th house is somewhat home to the ego; do not allow a bruised one to prevent you from sharing your joy and ingenuity with the world. The planet of logical thinking and natural ruler of the 3rd house is bathed in intuition when placed in the sign of the mutable fish. This retrograde period is a time of valuing our intuition rather than our thought process. For much of the month many of us will be asking, not what do I think but rather how does this feel? Scorpio a fixed water sign is already well aware of the importance on following your natural instinct. As with all Mercury Retrograde periods; avoid travel, big ticket purchases and miscommunications. Mercury is the natural ruler of the 3rd house home to transportation, community, communication and electronics.
The biggest news for Scorpio Sun natives particularly those born between October 24 and November 5th is Saturn in Scorpio turning retrograde for the next five months beginning on February 18th. Saturn has been conjoining your natal Sun, bringing up themes of hard work, responsibility and time. Saturn in Scorpio requires you do hard work towards transformation. Saturn is father time, the past and karma as Saturn turns backward in your solar 1st house of self you are required to reflect on all the ways you can work toward developing a better you. Saturn is structure, the astrological sign Scorpio represents change and transformation in what ways will you dig deep and emerge a new? You have the next several months to consider all the ways you wish to change and grow.
February marks somewhat of a challenging month for Sagittarius, you were sailing along while the Sun, Mercury and Mars were placed in friendly air sign of Aquarius, but once the planet of action, followed by the planet of the mind switch gears from the analytical air sign of Aquarius to the intuitive water sign of Pisces the Sagittarius Sun will feel uneasy. Sagittarius is a fixed fire sign, action oriented with superior intelligence, acting but rarely do you ask yourself; how does this feel? With an array of planets in Pisces this month, intuition, feelings and sensitivity are strongly heightened.
Mars the planet of action enters the sign of the mutable fish on February 3rd followed by Mercury the planet of the mind on the 6th and the transiting Sun on the 19th. Much Focus will be on the home front as a cluster of planets join Neptune in your solar 4th house of roots and family. Some adjustments must be made and disagreements on the home front are likely especially once Mercury turns retrograde on the 23rd shortly thereafter conjoining Mars the planet of aggression. Mercury a planet of logic and fact can lose perspective when placed in the sign of the mutable fish becoming inundated with intuitive and psychic stimuli. Bruised feelings and misunderstandings are likely with Mercury turning retrograde. Remember retrograde periods are a time of review not action. How have you been communicating with your family and loved ones? Over the next 3 or so weeks get in touch with the intuitive parts of yourself, you will be happy you did. Planet of Karma, Saturn is also set to turn retrograde on February 18th in your solar 12th house home to self undoing. Saturn in Scorpio is intense and penetrative. Saturn the planet of hard work and responsibility is digging up your subconscious. It was Gemini Ralph Waldo Emerson that said, “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” That should be Saturn in the 12th house motto. Over the next 5 months the universe is requesting you get in touch with the many ways you sell yourself short, have you been true to yourself? Saturn in Scorpio will ask the tough questions and demand you take the necessary steps to modify any self sacrificial behavior.
This isn’t easy especially for those Sagittarius born between November 23rd and December 2nd. Neptune planet of self sacrifice is currently in hard aspect to your Sun insuring all you wish to do is escape! It is easy to retreat into bad behaviors especially when dealing with bouts of loneliness and confusion. Find ways to work through the emptiness instead of succumbing to them.
Venus planet of love and beauty leaves your sign of the mountain goat and enters into futuristic Aquarius on February 3rd. While Venus was placed in Capricorn we realized love is hard work, dedication and responsibility. With Venus now entering Aquarius we celebrate that everyone holds a personal idea of what love means to them, but most importantly it should make you feel uninhibited and alive. Venus will pay a month long visit to your solar 2nd house of “Values” this is a great time to attract some additional resources, make “I attract prosperity wherever I go” your mantra this month and see what abundance manifests in your life.
Capricorn Sun natives are supported by a cluster of planets in friendly water sign of Pisces this month. First Mars the planet of action will enter the sign of the mutable fish on February 3rd, followed by Mercury on the 6th and ultimately the Sun on February 19th. The planets placed in the intuive water sign will join Neptune in your 3rd house of community, communication and short distance travel. Capricorn and Pisces have a natural affinity with one another, Pisces can alleviate some of Capricorns practical nature and Capricorn lends Pisces some solid footing to build castles in the sky. Mercury’s visit to Pisces can often be a confusing time, Mercury a planet concerned with mental connections, facts and logic becomes flooded with psychic stimuli when placed in the water sign of Pisces. Watch for the tendency to disagree with those in your immediate environment when Mercury turns retrograde on the 23rd shortly thereafter conjoining aggressor Mars. Mercury in and of itself lacks direction when placed in Pisces adding to that Mercury’s first retrograde movement of 2013 and confusion will surely insure. Remember mountain goat Mercury Retrograde periods are not a time of action but rather review. With the sign of the mind placed in the sign of the soul it is important you learn to listen to your inner voice over the next 3 or so weeks. Take some time out and honor intuitive capabilities are just as important as logical and analytical modes of learning a communicating. And as with all Mercury retrograde periods, avoid travel, signing any important documents and any big ticket purchases.
Just Prior to Mercury turning retrograde your ruling planet of Saturn will also begin its 5th month long journey in the penetrative and intense sign of Scorpio. Capricorn Sun natives are particularly susceptible to Saturn turning backward given that is your ruling planet. Saturn represents structure, hard work and responsibility, whereas Scorpio represents death, rebirth and transformation. Saturn turning retrograde in Scorpio will have Capricorn Sun natives reassessing their commitments, reanalyzing their structures as well as their sense of duty to others. Over the next several months as Saturn travels through your 11th house of likeminded friends, hopes and wishes you may ask yourself some very tough questions about your responsibility to others. Are you clinging to old patterns and structures that must be released so that you can emerge anew? Are there ways you have prohibited yourself from fulfilling your dreams? This marks a period of getting in touch with your inner most hopes and wishes, this may take some deep soul searching, but that is Scorpio’s specialty and I have no doubt by the time Saturn turns direct you will find yourself on the road to dream fulfillment.
Aquarius Sun natives owned much of the sky from mid to late January awakening our humanitarian side and assisting us with embracing our inner rebel. The eccentric Aquarian vibe continues with the Sun remaining in the sign of the water bearer until February 19th. Venus planet of love and beauty abandons practical Capricorn on February 3rd and reminds us love should feel liberating upon entering Aquarius. Venus with tour your solar 1st house of self for much of the month indicating you feel great and others are taking notice. Any important discussions should be done prior to Mercury planet of communication and learning leaving your home sign and entering indecisive Pisces on February 6th. Mercury the planet of rational thought and logic becomes confused when placed in the sign of the intuitive fish, less direct in approach and more concerned with how things feel. Mercury in Pisces is soaked in an emotional bath; prone to sensory overload confusion is only heightened once Mercury turns retrograde on February 22nd. This is the first time Mercury will turn retrograde in 2013, but certainly not the last. As always retrograde periods are a time of reflection not action. Mercury in Pisces in retrograde motion encourages all of us to get in touch with the intuitive parts of ourselves and pick up on nonverbal cues. For Aquarius Sun natives Mercury will turn Retrograde in your solar 2nd house home to money earned and all you value. Watch for the tendency to argue with others over finances on or around the 25th when Mercury conjoins Mars planet of aggression.
While Mercury turning Retrograde will affect the manner in which we communicate, Saturn Lord of Karma will also turn Retrograde on the 18th in your solar 10th house of career. Saturn represents duty, structure and responsibility. Scorpio is the sign of death, rebirth and transformation. Saturn’s visit to the solar 10th house often marks a period of hard work and additional responsibility on the career front. Your work environment and the entire structure are up for a yearly review as Saturn turns retrograde over the next 5 months. Saturn in Scorpio will have you seriously reconsidering the restrictions you have placed upon yourself or that others have placed upon you. Now is the time to ask you some serious questions concerning your life direction? Are your superiors and colleagues holding you back from fulfilling your full potential? By the time Saturn heads direct you should possess the power to release old patterns that no longer serve you and realize the sky really is the limit.
The Sun returns to your home sign on February 19th marking the beginning of a solar new year for the sign of the mutable fish. However you do not have to wait until the end of the month to feel enthusiastic. Mars the planet of action and drive will enter the sign of the telepathic Pisces on February 3rd and enter your solar first house of self. If there is a task to accomplish, a dream you wish to follow now is the time to do so as you are filled with energy and moxy! While Mars was placed in Aquarius we were driven by thought, but placed in water sign of Pisces it is time to allow our intuition be our guide. Mercury planet of the mind will also enter your home sign on February 6th indicating your action (Mars) is supported by your thought (Mercury). Anything you wish to complete should be done prior to Mercury turning retrograde on February 23rd for the first time in 2013. Mercury’s visit to Pisces often floods the planet of thought with emotional stimuli, clouding our judgment and making us more emotional and less analytical. Pisces Sun natives may feel a bit confused during this period and are particularly susceptible toward difficulties with traveling, break downs in office machinery, lost emails and misunderstandings.
While Mercury is turning retrograde in your home sign putting us further in touch with our intuitive nature, suggesting we take a break from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives , heavy hitter Saturn in Scorpio will turn retrograde on February 18th and encourage us to review the walls we have built around us. Saturn will turn backward in Pisces Solar 9th house home to law, higher learning, and religion and “I Believe” Perhaps your way of seeing the world has become too rigid recently, Saturn ruler of structure placed in Scorpio the sign of depth and analysis will have you reviewing your long held beliefs and perhaps the walls you have built around yourself. Free your mind, remain open to new ideas and cultures, there is an entire world out there just waiting for you to become open enough to explore it.