Hold the supersized shape of your own heart in your hands, astro babes. Wider and more wondrous than you ever could have imagined, February is here to school us in spaciousness, asking us to give our loving cores more breath and breadth no matter their current beat.
Led by Aquarius’ fixed air energy, and bolstered by pleasure planet Venus and metabolizer Mercury both stationing direct, this month wants us to consider that we might be able to hold more than we think. There is a subtle difference in the energy of holding more as “taking on” — flattened into burnout mode by continually forcing ourselves to recreate the world each day — versus expanding side to side to simply witness and let in.
Where are you railing against a heart hurt that might just want to be left alone for an afternoon? Where are you sweatily scrambling to “fill up” the spaces inside you, scared that if you don’t do the filling you’ll be forever living in fallow land? February is a potent reminder that when we sit with it all, in a sweet puff of stillness for even a second, things pulsate and shift all of their own accords.
An invite from the cosmos to place our lives in larger contexts, this month wants us to see all our longings from the long view, building a muscle for more-ness that lets us keep on loving for the long haul. Your heart can, and will, and must go on.
Read on for a Valentine’s Day celebration to expand and exhilarate your truest loves.
Aquarius or Aquarius Rising
Happy birthday, maverick muffin! As the zodiac’s premiere space holder, you’re well acquainted with the width of things — breathing life beyond the limits with your panoramic viewpoint. This month wants you to slip on your scuba suit and go as deep as you do wide. Ease any sense of having to execute future “scenarios” and focus on your inner world sensations instead. Secrets whispered to your diary can seed movements you couldn’t even begin to plan.
V Day Star Party: Spa Day. Whether in amethyst hot huts or cooling pools, February is an invite to celebrate the knowings that rise to the surface when you stick close to your own skin.
Pisces or Pisces Rising
What would it mean to truly arrive? A preparation for emergence, February wants you to explore the energy of initiation. Maybe your heart is road-ridden weary and you think you can’t possibly jump-start it. Or maybe you’re bursting with exhilaration at the starting block. Wherever you are, let there be a whisper of coming to life — trusting that showing up for your one and only life can actually be as simple as just making a guest appearance in the face of any and all perceived odds.
V Day Star Party: Sensual Self-Portraits. Whether it’s a professional burlesque sesh or a selfie-fest rolling in the sheets, this month asks you to appear before your own eyes.
Aries or Aries Rising
As the zodiac’s first responder, you’re built to know yourself through courageous friction. But what if some of your opponents are really just ghosties? February is an opportunity to pick your battles, learning that you don’t have to constitute your sense of self through high contrast. Like a sweet babe choosing to tuck under the covers and munch the buttered popcorn during the scary scenes, let yourself disengage with the shocks to the nervous system that are completely needless.
V Day Star Party: Rom-Coms. Settle in for an endless reel of fairy tales, as you bliss out on storylines where everything has the right to turn out more than okay in the end.
Taurus or Taurus Rising
Cue the heroic anthems and slip into your superhero suit. February wants to remind you that your own life starts with you. Consider where you might be awaiting an answer or next step from someone. Any situation that appears to be “outsourced.” What if you could imagine that any response on the outside world’s part actually originated from someplace within your own soul? Whatever is transpiring, take full credit without attributing one bit of blame.
V Day Star Party: Prom Dance. Build trust that you are the originator of all the right moves with solo slow jam get downs in your studio apartment or full-on soul trains on the floor at large.
Gemini or Gemini Rising
While you’re sometimes more concerned with maintaining your right to mobility rather than stability, February asks you to consider where creating a safe container might soothe your soul. Maybe it’s listening to a friend’s stories and just holding them steady without offering advice. Or easing your own mental buzz by easing off endless info intake as you make a critical decision. Your adaptability is your superpower. Use it to adopt an attitude of “just happening” as you watch all of this month’s weather swirl on by.
V Day Star Party: Stargazing. Whether it’s your city at night or a wild open expanse, hold yourself steady under the world’s sparkling ceiling and send your wishes and worries on up.
Cancer or Cancer Rising
In the face of your fish-tailed watery depths, it can sometimes seem like air energy threatens to take away your most prized passions. But February wants you to find new forms of love in this “lift” — allowing big feels to inspire grand gestures that move energy away from your close-clutched chest and into the world. Enjoy the sheer generosity that generates from your feelings, trusting that learning to let go can feel like getting led by your longings into entirely new delights.
V Day Star Party: Love Notes. Spread your sweet sensations far and wide with personally penned poems for all your beloveds that hold nothing back.
Leo or Leo Rising
You’re a larger-than-life lover whose hot-blooded heart courses with megawatt hopes and dreams. And February wants you to let those hefty hopes grow even bigger, exceeding even your expectations about what life can and should bring. Where have you been holding someone or something to a planned-out high standard that’s actually limiting how luscious they could become? Scrap the tunnel visions and give yourself over to the whole of the sky.
V Day Star Party: Grand Gestures. Whether it’s a pumped-up pampering of self or a bedazzled blowout for your beloveds, let it be even more over-the-top than usual.
Virgo or Virgo Rising
You’re in life-long learning about the sweet art of devotion, and this month wants you bowing at only the altars that soothe your soul in kind. No over-extensions. No contortionist moves. No sacrifices that leave you with less-ness. What if each act that you decided to attend to could feel restorative — bringing you towards yourself instead of away from? Give yourself over to what gives it right back, in a mutual admiration fest with life itself.
V Day Star Party: Beauty Bathing. Immerse yourself in an environment that spills with gorgeousness — whether it’s an actual forest, a museum, or your favorite fancy restaurant — and simply lie back in it.
Libra or Libra Rising
There is a delicious clarity that’s available to you this month, and it doesn’t have to send you into snipping mode as you try to better tailor the “fit” of life. Instead, this clarifying energy is about truly seeing the people and projects in your life in the fullest 3-D, letting them present all facets of their finery for your eyes only. Let each entity come before you and show you all it can do when you pause from assessment and simply behold it.
V Day Star Party: Suite Staycation. Solo, partnered, or in full-out party mode, hunker down in a luxe local hotel with room services at your fingertips and nothing to reach for or fix.
Scorpio or Scorpio Rising
It’s a month for considering how the shots get called — asking who and what decides how you live out each day. While some of how you’re spending your time perhaps can’t be altered, other bits want to be probed for their power source. You’re the zodiac’s fiercest phoenix, and you owe nothing to anyone or anything. Let the remembrance of your inner allegiance unleash a little healthy opposition to the ties you no longer want to bind you.
V Day Star Party: Heartbeat Hike. Lace-up your own booties and go vertical, whether atop a rolling hill or a magic mountain, letting your leg muscles remind you of your self-made mojo.
Sagittarius or Sagittarius Rising
You often find meaning by letting the world-at-large show you its treasures. And this month wants to remind you that you’re a front-and-center part of the spectacle, rather than just an ecstatic extra. Witness and enjoy your effect on those around you. Each gesture you gift has the power to turn the world on once again. And you deserve to receive the reverb from all the dazzling dents you leave behind in your adventurous wake.
V Day Star Party: Hugs & Kisses. No matter your romantic status, reach out and touch. Smooch a pal; lay hands on a loved one — tapping the mutually cathartic current that runs between bods.
Capricorn or Capricorn Rising
A pleasure pack that wants to dress you up in beautiful basics, February is meant for resting in and relishing the fundamental sensations of your life. When’s the last time you truly savored your morning cuppa? Or sink into the couch in full receiving of the serenity of a streaming binge? This month wants you to settle down into the current of your choices and actually enjoy them — nourishing for future climbs by steeping yourself in your sweet surroundings right now.
V Day Star Party: Boudoir Bliss. Tuck your heart between the high-thread-count sheets — tricking your bedroom out with luxe furnishings, bubble bathing with champagne, or staging a slumber party with beloveds.