The most practical planet in your chart right now is Mars in Virgo in your solar 3rd house. Mars may be the only planet actually interested in doing something this month, in being useful. Fortunately or unfortunately, he is parked in the sector of your chart that deals with daily life. Mars in this house often indicates that just dealing with everyday life takes up most of your time and energy.
Venus in Aries just might be useful, too, for she it makes the time period from the 8th on ideal for making requests to bosses, authorities, governments, and other official type entities. On the 9th, Venus and Uranus link up–a good time for making career connections.
The month also starts with the sun, Mercury, and Neptune in Aquarius. Here they hang around mysteriously, not doing much of anything, although you could put them to use if you need to get a loan. Starting with Neptune on the 3rd, all these planets file into the sign of Pisces. Pisces in your solar chart represents the sign of knowledge, and apparently you are intended to soak up a bunch of it.
If you’re applying to any kind of an educational institution, you’ve got windows of opportunity, especially around the new moon on the 21st. I should point out, though, that Neptune can be a mixed blessing. Neptune is the sort of confusing planet that can make you realize that everything you’ve already learned is completely wrong. Neptune’s not big on conventional wisdom, unconventional wisdom maybe, but not the kind of thing you learn through common sense or everybody telling you something is true. In Neptune’s world, all human beings are fools, and he’s only to happy to point that out to you when he gets a chance.
Pisces and your solar 9th house are also representative of your ability to see the big picture, to see relationships between parts and the whole. This can be a marvelous thing, strangely comforting and healing when you ‘get it’ with regard to pieces of your life. This doesn’t have to be on a grand scale either. Pisces rules glamorous things like fashion, and Neptune in Pisces in your solar 9th can be as mundane and fun as suddenly seeing how the pieces of an outfit can work together (or not work together) to make a fabulous whole.
Saturn starts retrograding in your home sector on the 7th. Saturn’s not breaking any new ground here; he’s just confirming whatever you already learned about the state of your residence.
Finally, Pluto is inching forward in your relationship house. Pluto is trying, whether successfully yet or not, to get you into contact with someone who will expose you to what you need to know about your relationship patterns, which, in Pluto’s world, usually means what you need to change in your relationship patterns. He’s not the happiest Valentine’s Day planet in the world, especially if you’re already in a committed relationship. A better year to stay in and get real with your significant other than to try to go out and be light and fluffy when your chart’s not feeling that way.