February horoscopes: what’s written in the stars this month… ✨

Your astrological guide to the month ahead.
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With the New Year in full swing, this month is an important one in terms of setting the tone for the year ahead. For a detailed astrological report of what to look out for, we’ve got Canberra-based intuitive Karen James on the case. Karen is an astrologer, reiki master, flower essence practitioner and tarot card reader with over 20 years’ experience.

Karen’s reading for what’s in store for February is filled with advice that relates to every star sign – with special sign-specific mentions throughout. Read on for her intuitive guidance for the month of February, and book a private reading with Karen on her FB page


February horoscopes with Karen James ✨

Happy February, and happy birthday to all the free-spirited Aquarians! As summer heats up, the planetary emphasis is definitely airy – freedom-oriented, co-operative and innovative. With six planets gracing the sign of the water-bearer, it’s Aquarian through and through.

New ideas are in the ether, floating about waiting for a receiver to bring them to earth and make them real. New ways of thinking and communicating waft in on the winds of change and innovation is on all our minds.

The only proviso is Mercury’s retrograde motion until the 21st. Our new ideas will need revision, and we need more time to allow some to catch up mentally with the emerging zeitgeist. It’s a little bit of a chance to slow down, to integrate, and not get too carried away by the fast-flowing energies we are experiencing.

The peaceful warrior reigns

Last month’s Leo full Moon on 29 January shone a light on our deep need for systemic change, our inner conflicts, and areas of stalled growth. It also demonstrated the way to reconcile seeming contradictions by adopting the attitude of the peaceful warrior. The main message is to imbue all plans with love – to fully unite heart and mind and to embrace our challenges with loving acceptance.

There is also quite a Venusian feel to this month, emphasising the theme of love. The planet of beauty, pleasure and romance softens Saturn’s rigid rules and unites with healer Chiron on 6 February. The following day Uranus is challenged to bring change with gentleness and be open-minded. On 20 February, Venus encourages Mars to solve problems with love not war.

Love is in the Aires

Meanwhile, February’s New Moon on the 12th ushers in the Lunar (Chinese) New Year, and Venus unites with joy-bringer Jupiter. On the 13th Mercury and Venus come together to open the door for St Valentine on the 14th. Have a love-filled day whether you’re single or partnered.

New Moon is traditionally the phase to set intentions for the month ahead. This Moon also brings the opportunity to set the tone for the year ahead. Decide what will bring you the greatest sense of freedom and joy. Plan to expand that aspect of your life. The cosmic megaphone is blasting out the message to do more of what you love and that freedom and joy united are the key to happiness in 2021.

Self-doubt be gone

The full Moon in Virgo on the 27th brings the month’s energies to fruition. Virgo is the sign of the great goddess, representing the plenty of the harvest, nurturing the people and showing us how to care for our bodies, our inner selves and our home: the beautiful planet Earth. This full Moon shines its light on our feelings of inadequacy, showing where we ‘play small’ – seeing ourselves as less than we are. See the limitations, feel the feelings, let them release. Allow the healing to flow, with tears if necessary, to water the garden of a new, more-grounded sense of self-worth.

Stellar blessings,


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