Happy Birthday Aquarius. The sun starts out the month in your sign, as it always does in February. Time for a big birthday celebration. On the 7th, there’s the annual full moon in the sector that governs your relationship with your significant other; you may learn something about him or her around this time.
The sun moves into Pisces on the 19th and the annual full moon in this sign takes place on the 21st. Pisces represents your financial sector and also your possessions. Pisces is an indefinite sign by nature, and it tends to take a vague approach to your possessions. If you need to go shopping this month before the 8th when Venus is in Pisces, take someone with you. It’ll be more fun. If you can wait until the 8th or later, Venus in Aries will make it much more obvious what you want. Otherwise, all this Pisces energy basically means it’s time for you to do your annual financial review.
Mars is now moving retrograde through your solar 8th house of intimacy, which makes him wonder–what exactly is the purpose of your relationship these days? This happens to be a good question, and well worth pondering if you have the time. If something is the matter in your intimate relationship, it’s time to ask questions. This may not exactly set the stage for a super-romantic Valentine’s Day, but your chart is actually far more interested in knowing the reality than super-romance.
What about your year ahead? Let’s start with your ruler Uranus, which is moving forward through the early degrees of Aries, in your solar 3rd house. The 3rd house represents basic knowledge, facts, curiosity, statistics, superficial contacts, learning, studying, thinking, and writing. Anything your ruler emphasizes, he wants you to emphasize in your life. Uranus will stay here throughout the year and indeed for about 7 years.
Interestingly, Saturn is in your other knowledge house right now, and he stations this month before turning retrograde on the 7th. Saturn rules rules! That’s right, he governs things such as regulations and principles that can be applied to a sphere of activity. Saturn wants you to structure your understanding of the world, to take the basic and superficial knowledge Uranus has you gathering and turn it into generalizations and principles you can actually use in your everyday life. That sounds kind of abstract because Saturn’s in an abstract house.
But the basic idea can be brought down to earth by doing things such as planning a daily schedule or routine or your yearly goals based on the realization that you must have the intellectual stimulation Uranus wants for you. Structure satisfying your curiosity into your life, and both Uranus and Saturn will be happy. Both planets want to know what is actually happening, and Saturn wants to know how you will choose to interpret things. Uranus is the collector; Saturn is the analyzer and the creator of reference points. Creating your yearly plan is perhaps the most important thing you can do this month. Saturn will stay here, analyzing and creating reference points until October, when he’ll turn his attention to your career.
The other big news of the month is Neptune moving out of your sign for good, for the rest of your life. Neptune’s the planet that wouldn’t know a fact or a statistic if it slapped him in the face, who hates analysis and who operates without any reference points whatsoever. The fact that he’s leaving your sign essentially means you are getting your regular Aquarian mind back, and you’ll be able to think straight without his foggy interference. You haven’t been able to do that since 1998!
Where will Neptune go? Well, he’ll join Chiron in your second house of financial and personal security. Neptune and Chiron can both be favorable financial planets and you may actually find your finances to be in good or at least satisfactory shape as Neptune works his way (for another 14 years) through this part of your chart.
Meanwhile, Jupiter continues to grace the area of your chart that relates to your actual house, the building where you live. Make yours as nice as possible while you’ve got Jupiter’s help to do so. Remember that Jupiter’s motto is bigger is better, and he loves exaggeration. If you do, too, you’re in luck; otherwise temper his enthusiasm with a bit of caution. In mid-June, Jupiter will move on to the sign of Gemini and your solar 5th house of general happiness. Yes, Jupiter will be in a happy mood here with just about everything in your life, including love and relationships.
Finally, let’s talk about Pluto in Capricorn in your solar 12th house. Pluto also emphasizes learning by experience, but he has another agenda as well. Pluto represents power; in Capricorn he represents the combination of power and prestige or perhaps the power of reputation. Pluto here in 2012 (and many years beyond) is trying to sneakily get you to extend your influence behind the scenes and thus increase your power and prestige.