BY JOANNA C. VALENTE
After the intense beginnings and blood moon in January that disrupted all of our lives, February is going to give us the calm and love we need. Thankfully, Venus enters pragmatic Capricorn while Mars moves into earthy Taurus.
Mid-month we get a full moon in Virgo, meaning that all of the practicalities in our lives will feel more grounded, especially as the Sun and our planet of communication, Mars, moves into Pisces. This basically means that you will want to take better care of your health, your possessions, and your relationships with people.
The new moon in Aquarius will rev up your creative and romantic passions as well. Overall, regardless of your sign, you might want to schedule a lot of IRL hangs balanced with some personal health time. It’s all about keeping your heart and body healthy. OK?
Here we go:
This your month, dear Aquarius. It will be a grounding time for you romantically and you might feel like the person you’re with is someone you want to settle down with.
You’ll feel closer to the people around you this month and will want to deepen those bonds.
This month is going to energize you with healing love for others and yourself. Stick to people who want the best for you.
You feel the nesting bug this month. It’s OK to relax and take it slow.
You might feel like you haven’t been able to communicate well the past few months, but this month will change that for you.
It might be time to clean out your closet and make your space a place you feel settled in, truly.
Between a new work situation and your stable love life, you feel ready to settle into your routines and get back into shape, mind, body and soul.
Time to redecorate! Everyone always leaves this for spring, but why not now?
Balance is your jam. This is a good time to start a new spiritual ritual or meditation practice.
Check in with the people around you. They care about you but sometimes you can be a little aloof and mysterious.
You are all about nesting this month with your special someone. It might be a good time to take a long weekend away somewhere.
This month is all about creating future plans. What do you want? How can you get it?
Joanna C. Valente is a human who lives in Brooklyn, New York. They are the author of Sirs & Madams, The Gods Are Dead, Marys of the Sea, Sexting Ghosts, Xenos, No(body) (forthcoming, Madhouse Press, 2019), and is the editor of A Shadow Map: Writing by Survivors of Sexual Assault. They received their MFA in writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Joanna is the founder of Yes Poetry and the senior managing editor for Luna Luna Magazine. Some of their writing has appeared in The Rumpus, Them, Brooklyn Magazine, BUST, and elsewhere. Joanna also leads workshops at Brooklyn Poets. joannavalente.com / Twitter: @joannasaid / IG: joannacvalente / FB: joannacvalente