Multiple back to back planetary changes take place in this waxing Moon cycle, stirring change, ambiguity and new impulses of desire. As Mercury, Venus, Sun and Mars transition, they pass through the sacred gaps between signs; portals into the netherworlds, the unseen realms. There is a certain vulnerability enlivened, while also supporting more spiritual awareness and sacred connection. Simultaneously worldly matters may feel more challenging, uncertain and unsupportive. In many ways this cycle will offer a sense of being “in-between”, with a lack of grounding and stability present. Use this as an opportunity to deepen your grounding cord, inner alignment and deeper roots with the earth. Simultaneously, spiritual practices may feel helpful and supportive as well.
Mercury to Capricorn
Just hours after the new Moon, Mercury jumps to Capricorn February 8th at 13:17 PST. This is a return for him- since he moved into Capricorn briefly during his January retrograde cycle. Multiple gazes are given to Mercury as he lands in this earth sign, stirring the mind and provoking textures in the mental body landscape. Saturn and Mars give their drishti to Mercury, instigating tension and frustrations. This is a time to seek balance with your momentum. Leap and land carefully- and with intention. Find ways to soften and surrender. The tension between Saturn (stop, slow) and Mars (go, fast) can also be an opportunity to find a new integration with polarities, extremes and challenges. Find ways to surrender, while still taking effective action steps.
Capricorn's nature is to push really hard, overwork and to tenaciously take on a challenge. Are you biting off more than you can chew? Saying yes when you really need to say no? Find ways to delegate, get extra support and notice where you invite in overwhelm. This is often a strategy of self sabotage, perpetuating cycles of "not being enough" or "not doing enough". Remember that challenges are an opportunity to notice what needs to change or shift within you or your choices. What needs to change in order for smoother sailing?
Use this Mercury cycle to dive deeply into the depths of your mental body and harvest rich rewards. Keep reaching, extending and trying new things. What you will find is new possibility, new purpose and rich creative rewards. Find ways to keep resourcing from your inner light. Let this light ignite your inner power. The sensitivity of the mind during this cycle will require that you meditate and find time for sacred pauses. Look, listen, watch.
Once Venus joins Mercury in Capricorn on February 12th, a creative shift occurs. How can you channel ideas, passions, imagination and possibility into containment? Get product oriented. Structure the feminine into the masculine form. Shape it and re-shape again and again.
Venus to Capricorn
Friday February 12th, the day of Venus, offers Venus changing signs- from fire (Sagittarius to earth (Capricorn). At 01:00 am PST, Venus leaps to Capricorn, joining Mercury and a sandhi Sun here. Sun is now in the nakshatra of the Vasu Devas, Dhanishta, increasing inner light (jyoti) and supporting “being seen” in dharmic ways. Rahu and Ketu are also sandhi, still in the 29 degree range, propping open the portals between signs. These gaps between signs are sacred junction points where spirit can be accessed more actively. There is vulnerability, sensitivity and new awareness enlivened as a result. Connect with your spiritual body intentionally and create space for deeper listening.
As Venus lands in Capricorn, conjuncting Mercury and Sun, all three planets now receive gaze from Mars and Saturn. When combined, these two planets are frustrating and often cause challenges due to their opposing energy. Mars is a warrior, fiery and action oriented, whereas Saturn is slow, methodical and needs a certain steadiness with ample pauses. Both energies rule over the earth sign Capricorn, giving it a stable, yet determined essence.
This is a courageous cycle for Venus, one that brings new endeavors and creativity. The hands are a primary entry point for accessing this creative wisdom, so let them guide you towards new awakenings. Allow the imaginal to come into form. Spark the soul and illuminate your spirit through grounding and landing within.
Align with the laws of nature in this coming cycle, the elements of existence, to support your awakening process. What feels like right action? How do you know this is real? Sense the connection you are creating with your inner truth. Feel this deepening from inner to outer. Is there a place in the physical body that you can feel this power strengthening?
Once Sun leaves Capricorn on the 13th, Venus and Mercury align once again as a creative, resourceful team. These creative tides will be stirring and activating more potent receptivity. Take this creativity into action. Land internally, track sensations, notice the physical body messages. These are vital resources for your creative and healing activation. The body will be sharing very clearly what you need, so harvest this wisdom consciously. Use these messages as resources for your path. There's support coming from within. Use this to deepen your inner gaze. Relationships can be instrumental with this inner awareness as well. Pay close attention to the mirrors you are looking in. Be courageous in your co-creation.
Sun to Aquarius
Minutes after Saturday February 13th arrives, Sun jumps to Aquarius, joining Ketu here. He receives direct gaze from Rahu and retrograde Jupiter seven houses away. This is the third planetary change in one week, rendering multiple sandhi (in the gap between signs) planets simultaneously. Accessing spirit will be supported at this time, though a certain fragility and vulnerability will also be present. Sun's transit through Aquarius gives rise to a certain spiritual focus in the coming month. One where we can more clearly identify polarities that need integration. As shadow emerges and rises to the surface, it can transform. As shadow meets light, it brings more awareness and awakening. Old, stagnant and suppressed energy can give rise to something new. Sun's conjunction with Ketu amplifies this process, while also bringing past traumas to the light.
The process of healing and transforming may intensify once Sun shifts into Satabisha nakshatra on February 19th. Varuna's watchful gaze does not let anything go unnoticed. This is an opportunity to align more closely with the Laws of Nature and bring yourself back to a sustainable balance point. Mind your health and be diligent with what you eat and how you eat. A good routine and following Ayurvedic principles will be ideal. Health issues that arise within Satabisha are said to be impossible to remove. Heyam dukham anagatam- avert the danger that has not come; use prevention.
By March 4th, Sun moves to Purvabhadrapada nakshatra and Mercury will have joined Sun and Ketu in Aquarius as well. Expansion and potential will be supported at this time. Step into your power more fully. Creativity will be more unique, fresh and out of the box. Are you allowing in all possibilities? Let your entrepreneurial spirit shine! Computers will support this process as will the internet. Connect, co-create and find ways to share your ideas in bigger ways.
Use the coming month to chip away anything holding you back, keeping you from accessing your creative power. Where are you resisting your empowerment? Why? What is keeping you from fully accessing your full potential? Think big! Expand what you think is possible for yourself and your life. Ask for spirit to support you with this process. Allow your team to help- both on the material and spiritual planes of existence. Let your ancestors help you get your needs met. Call them in!
*Horoscopes are based on your Vedic (sidereal) rising sign. You can also check your Moon and Sun signs for further insight. Do the same with your Navamsa signs for further clarity. Do not use these horoscopes with your Western sign (Tropical) as there is likely no correlation. These horoscopes are meant to be used as a broad overview of the current transits and obviously do not address the specifics of an individual’s unique chart.
Aries: Get creative and channel this powerful energy into your career and offerings. Be courageous in your communication. Let ideas percolate, come to the surface and get your attention. What action steps do you need to take in order to activate this new brilliance? Who do you need to connect with for greater support and momentum? Children, romance and your power are vulnerable at this time. It is vital you take long pauses to deepen your inner listening and harvest the messages you may be rushing past. Step out of the feverish overwhelm and step back into your power and purpose.
Taurus: Dharmic activation is awakening. Pay close attention to the messages and resources arriving to support you. As Sun shifts into Aquarius, your 10th house, these resources can be used in more active ways- as offerings to the world. Are you ready to step forward?! It will require that you make shifts with your old ways of working. Restructuring is taking place- inner and outer. This is a result of your desires shifting. Move towards greater alignment with your spirit, your truth, your inner light. Allow spirit and the ancestors to support your forward momentum. Stabilize from within and find your grounding cord. Hint: It’s in your pelvis and spine.
Gemini: You are being asked to create a new sense of courage for yourself. A new fierceness and bravery. It may feel uncomfortable, foreign and unpredictable. It might not even feel safe to awaken this part of yourself. It’s been under lock and key for so long. The reality is that your dharmic work depends on this unraveling and opening. Bring your challenges to the light. As they surface, you can identify them more consciously; you can also begin to transform them more easily as well. Look for insights and resources, support and guidance arriving to help you with this process. It is essential you lean into your vulnerability as this is intimately connected to your empowerment.
Cancer: Connection, connection, connection! Find your people, places and things! Align with what lights you up! This is you finding a new sense of joy and inner resiliency. Notice how your creativity supports this process. It is essential you find balance with this powerful force. Find balance through structure and containments, as well as ample free flow and juiciness. Can you find the integration of both? What does that feel like in your physical body? What sensations arrive to let you know that you have arrived into this inner balance? Identify it clearly within and harvest the messages.
Leo: You are in a massive change process. It would be unlike you to do anything small and insignificant. Your motto “play big or go home” is being amplified as Rahu and retrograde Jupiter collide in your first house (your head). You may notice desires, ideas, visions and feelings getting stronger, more intense. Simultaneously, courage is increasing- which will support your ability to move forward. Challenges arrive in the heart, home and with mother. It’s time for some deeper healing to take place. What resources, support and guidance do you need for this process? Don’t try to do this “bravely” alone.
Virgo: As Your liberation process deepens, you are being asked to let go of old parts of yourself that are no longer needed. You are finally ready for this. Suddenly old, heavy weights are starting to lift, helping you feel lighter and freer. Revel in your awakening process and notice the touch stones, the soft landings, the inner vitality emerging. Your stomach is helping you digest and release the old toxicity. Use remedies and stomach massage to support the process. Ask healers and guides to help you deepen the release. Move towards playfulness and a child-like sense of wonder. What are you moving towards? What are you moving away from?
Libra: Open your heart wide and let your inner waters cleanse and heal you. The emotional body is active and alive at this time. Use these feelings to create something new, to move you towards your passion and purpose. There will be times where navigating your inner waters may feel overwhelming, uncertain- even unfamiliar. This is a good sign! You are opening and awakening in new ways. Gather new resources, support and guidance for this process. Do not suppress or neglect this flow. What are you opening to? What are you closing to? Let the breath guide you home.
Scorpio: Structure and support. Structure and support. Gather the resources and guidance you need to continue this process of integration. You are finding a new normal set point for what balance feels like in your four bodies. Notice this sensation in your spine and use it for cultivating more support- inner and outer. Your heart is going through wild re-structuring. Trust that this process is making room for more light, resources and spiritual connection. Call in your team of support on the level of spirit. Your guides and ancestors are here to make sure you are well cared for. Make sure your new offerings and career steps align with these new spiritual awakenings. If not, they won’t be supported. Surrender to your creative flow, but find a balance between open and close, containment and free-flow.
Sagittarius: Your dharmic road map is being shown to you. Pay close attention to the resources, support and guidance arriving to help you with this process. You will have to call upon your courage and creative resources to help you align with your path more successfully. What attachments are keeping you from saying yes fully? Keep moving towards the sensation and feelings of comfort, nourishment and support as these will guide you and lead the way. They are a reminder that what you are doing is working. Your liberation process continues. This is your dharmic work. They are the same thing. Notice the intersection of your awakening and your offering.
Capricorn: You are gaining momentum and strength in new ways. It may feel foreign and strange right now as you start integrating the transformations taking place within you. What you once thought was nourishing, is beginning to change and get re-structured. Your needs are changing and your life is organizing around you in new ways. Let spirit support this process. Ask your ancestors for guidance. Call in new wisdom and resources. You aren’t doing this alone. Awaken your receptivity and move towards deeper listening. This is you finding your light source. Keep moving towards the nourishment.
Aquarius: It’s as though suddenly your whole life is getting re-structured. You are in a concentrated release and liberation cycle. It’s vital that you work diligently to find inner resources that will ground you and help you land in your physical body wisdom. Where is your grounding cord? The one that tethers your soul to body, body to earth? Hold on to it and use it for finding your inner strength. The changes and disruptions in relationships are effecting your sense of stability. This is as test. Who are you without these old parts that you have been clinging to? You’ve outgrown them, but haven’t been paying close enough attention to the messages urging you to let go. Surrender to the release process and life will feel easier. Find ways to lean in closer and listen. Gather resources and support for this process.
Pisces: You are in the midst of a powerful healing process. Lean in to the discomfort as this will help the grips loosen and release more easily. Where are you resisting and avoiding this healing? Remember that challenges are reminders that change must take place on some level. You are learning how to do this and what parts of your being need to shift. Much of this has to do with old, bad habits and wounds that have been controlling you for far too long. You don’t need this anymore, but where are you still clinging to your pain and suffering anyway? As Sun dips into your 12th house on the 13th, it’s time for you to find more sacred pause, deeper listening and increased surrender. There are gains to be had, but you have to be receptive in order to hear them.