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Read ARLAN’S BLOG for more information on what the planets are doing in 2016.
Besides the fact that this is a leap year and so there ware 29 days in this February, the month has nothing unusual going on. Jupiter is the only planet in retrograde motion and he continues to move alongside the North Node in Virgo. This gives an extra boost to the changes you make concerning your work and health issues.
The Chinese New Year is on February 8. It begins the year of the Fire Monkey. This describes a year when everything is in flux, as also seen by the large number of planets in mutable signs. It is a year when you must dare to be different and know that your successes and advancement comes from working alone It is a year of fortune for quick minds and brave hearts,
February 1 – Moon in Scorpio, VC 7:35 pm. You can start finish what you start today. It’s good energy for sticking to one thing and following it to its end. This same energy makes people stubborn, so don’t think you can win any arguments. Work on the things you feel passionate about.
February 2 – Moon VC Scorpio, enters Sagittarius 10:50 am. Today is Groundhog Day, which means that winter is halfway over. See the movie to celebrate the day. Ancient people honored this day with a feast, as they felt encouraged by the light returning with the longer days. Cook a meal of winter foods.
February 3 – Moon in Sagittarius. It’s a day to take your dreams and big ideas and turn them into reality. You can create a solid foundation for the things you wish to achieve. Take your mind exploring and sign up for a course of study. Investigate new places to visit. You need to get tomorrow’s important work done today.
February 4 – Moon VC Sagittarius, enters Capricorn 7:44 pm. The day is under a VC moon, which makes it good for speculation but not acting. Catch up on your reading. Contact your friends and business acquaintances that live in foreign lands. Think about learning another language. Eat at an ethnic restaurant tonight.
February 5 – Moon in Capricorn. Venus joins Pluto today and they urge you to give some very serious thought to how you handle your money. You can make good decisions today about how you want to secure your finances so that your assets will grow. Clean up the week’s work and set your goals for what you want to accomplish this month.
February 6 – Moon in Capricorn, VC 10:54 am. You can get a lot done in the morning if you stay focused on the tasks at hand. Then breakout of your weekend routine and make this a different kind of day, one you’ll remember when you look back on 2016. When you have to make a decision, opt for the most daring one. It’s a good day for writing.
February 7 – Moon in Aquarius. Free your mind to think about things that aren’t practical. You can detach from your worries and problems and let yourself go into the world of imagination. Edgar Cayce said that “thought is the creator”; so spend some time creating a better life for yourself. Avoid discussions with anyone who is opinionated and just wants to prove that he or she is right.
February 8 – Moon in Aquarius, VC 9:39 am. Hurry to get all the important stuff done in the early morning hours. Then it’s back to tossing thoughts around. Today is the new moon that begins the Chinese New Year. There is a special emphasis on the power of thought and you have the opportunity to reprogram you mind. Try to understand other people’s needs and think of how you can help them.
February 9 – Moon in Pisces. It’s a very fertile day so if the gardening bug is biting you, put seeds in some soil, or make sprouts from lentils to add to your salad. Use your intuition when you need to makes choices, as it is very strong and accurate today. It’s a great day for healing and using all kind of therapies.
February 10 – Moon in Pisces. It’s a lucky day – Jupiter and Venus are in harmony and are able to bestow grace and many blessings. It’s a day when you can make money and make good financial decisions. Act on the opportunities for growth and expansion that appear. Make a donation to a favorite charity.
February 11 – Moon in Aries. You can take action on all the things you’ve been thinking about but didn’t feel it was the right time to do so. Do what propels you into the future. Don’t look back and don’t cling to the past. You will do best if you work alone and refuse to be distracted.
February 12 – Moon in Aries. You have good energy with plenty to spare so keep at a hard task until you’ve burned through it. You can put your hesitations and doubts aside and act with courage and confidence. It will feel good to blaze a new pathway to your goals. Make sure to exercise and watch your temper.
February 13 – Moon in Taurus. This is the weekend to stay home. You’ll find bargains in the thrift stores and crafts sales and on eBay. Forget the diet and bake your favorite goodies. Mercury enters Aquarius and helps your mind soar into new realms of thought. He urges you to read or watch science fiction and utopian stories to help contemplate the unknown.
February 14 – Moon in Taurus. This is the perfect moon for Valentine’s Day as he encourages lots of cuddles and chocolate. Show your love how you appreciate him/her in a real and earthy manner. Buy a flowering plant, a new kind of incense, and some new music. If you don’t have a partner, then be sure to treat yourself to some nice things.
February 15 – Moon VC Taurus, enters Gemini 9:35 am. Use you mind not your feelings as you go through the day. You don’t want to be confined to sitting in one spot so find things to do that keep you on the move. Do some brainstorming, have a discussion group, and meet with your book club. It is powerful when minds work together.
February 16 – Moon in Gemini. Your mind is flooded with ideas, concepts, and insights. You can multitask and keep a bunch of balls in the air as you juggle your way through the day. Check in with your siblings and share news. Venus enters Aquarius to give you more air to fan your flames. You’ll love to step outside of the box to find your fun.
February 17 – Moon in Gemini, VC from 11:37 am until 2:24 pm when it enters Cancer. Your mind takes over in the morning. This is the last emphasis on air with its clarity of thought that we have for a while. Think about your serious problems and write what needs to get written. Feelings reign in the afternoon.
February 18 – Moon in Cancer. Now it’s time to get used to listening to your gut feelings. Today is the last day of Aquarius and good for engaging in community projects. Donate to the food bank. Cook and bring meals to someone you know who is ailing or lonely. Have a family dinner where you all sit down together. Take care of tomorrow’s important work today.
February 19 – Moon in Cancer, VC from 9:36 am to 9:17 pm when it enters Leo. The Sun enters Pisces at 12:34 am. It’s a watery day when currents of emotions are swirling. You won’t get much done but can be of comfort to others. When you listen to your friends talk about the difficulties in their lives you will hear good solutions.
February 20 – Moon in Leo. This is the weekend to take the kids, yours and/or a friend’s and go have a mid-winter vacation. It’s time to have fun and let your worries fall away as you get lost in the moment. Your creative juices are flowing so it’s also a good weekend to take an art workshop or hole up in your studio. Have a party for your friends and invite some new people into your social circle.
February 21 – Moon in Leo, VC 8:17 pm. Leave the chores for tomorrow and continue on having fun. Do the things that bring you pleasure. You can make big progress on your artistic and creative projects. Give yourself permission to be lazy and loaf around, take naps, and just daydream part of the day away.
February 22 – Moon in Virgo. This full moon encourages you to be still and listen before you act or speak. You can hear new ways to revise your routines. It’s a day to put more service work into your life. Volunteer where you can be of help. Show off your work and be an inspiration to others.
February 23 – Moon in Virgo. Jupiter and the Moon give you a practical way to continue your healing. Spend some time looking at what feels wrong in your life, physically, emotionally, or spiritually, and make a step to correct it. You can sort, tidy, and neaten up your workspace so it becomes more efficient.
February 24 – Moon in Virgo, VC from 9:22 am until 5:41 pm when it enters Libra. It’s a catch up day. Take care of important communications in the early hours and then use the rest of the day to tie up loose ends and bring some projects to completion, or just decide to stop doing them. Make a dinner date with a good friend you haven’t seen in a while.
February 25 – Moon in Libra. You can focus n the aesthetic side of your life, Treat yourself to beauty treatment, or at least get a haircut. Play the peacemaker where needed. Look over legal documents and negotiations. Buy a new piece of art or a stunning photograph to give yourself something new to look at. Do tomorrow’s work today.
February 26 – Moon VC Libra. You can stat the weekend early since you’ll tend to be wasting time. Fulfill some social obligations by hosting a lunch or dinner for a group of friends. You’ll want to be with people you can talk with, the ones who don’t judge you for your odd ideas. You crave mental stimulation and need to explore your insights.
February 27 – Moon in Scorpio. This is the perfect weekend for any kind of retreat. It will feel good to look inside and spend the days in nature, in mediation, or any other kind of spiritual pursuit. You are open and sensitive and vulnerable to other people’s negative emotions. Listen to your inner voice as to what is best for you to do and where to go. Don’t do anything if it feels wrong.
February 28 – Moon in Scorpio. Continue on doing the things that feed your soul. The Sun and Neptune have their annual meeting and bestow spiritual blessings on you as they embrace. Your ESP and other sensitivities are very very strong today. Spend some time by or on or in water to encourage your abilities and calm you down.
February 29 – Moon in Scorpio, VC from 2:55 pm until 6:56 pm when it enters Sagittarius. It is leap day, a day which is important on calendars but has no special astrological significance. You’re work will hum along and you can make good financial moves. Use your enhanced intuition to tell you what to buy and what to save.