There’s a bit of a dust-up in your financial houses this month, as planets in Aquarius face off against Mars in Leo. The trend actually starts in mid-January and intensifies around the Valentine’s Day/President’s Day weekend. For the moment, the better part of financial valor comes through saving and paying off debts. Venus in Aquarius can help ease the financial pinch, as long as you don’t go off and buy yourself some delicious but unnecessary new shoes at Mars’s urgings (Mars in Leo does love to spend on the luxury items, and who can blame him?)
Joint or marital finances also come into the spotlight around this time, as there’s a new moon in Aquarius on the 13th. With Neptune in Aquarius making many aspects this month, somehow or another monetary and sentimental values get all mushed up together. I’m thinking it would not be wise to make investments this month, as your judgment could be clouded by emotional factors.
At the start of the month, Mercury is in the sign of Capricorn, the sign that represents your committed relationships. You may need to talk something through with a partner. After the 10th, there’s also energy in your intellectual 9th house. Venus and Jupiter will be there, which could mean, I suppose, that your VD gifts will tend more toward the bookish than the romantic. Let’s hope not. Perhaps your significant other will spring for a nice little getaway instead (the 9th house also relates to travel).