Restore service to your psychic hotlines, astro babes. February’s cast of cosmic cuties wants us communing and connecting —hoisting boom boxes beneath the bedroom windows of our beloveds, and placing socially-distanced calls to whatever we cherish most. ‘Tis the time to reach out a mittened hand for some remote Reiki, reminding yourself that there are oh so many ways to feel one another, even when we can’t touch.
The astral landscape is led by Aquarius, a Fixed Air sign friend who sometimes gets a rep for far-out eccentricity. But what truly lives at the heart of this archetype is spaciousness. The wild widening of our capacity to hold it all, and the ultimate sloughing off of shame so we can fly freer — so steeped in who we are that we can come together without fearing the loss of our signature spice.
With Saturn and Uranus meeting for their first in a series of potent pas de deuxs this year, it’s a month for considering what locks on your heart are antiquated and outmoded, borne from other times and places you no longer inhabit. The ghostly poses of protection you once adopted that don’t fit the full-bodied form you’ve now become.
Slowly relax the musculature, forgoing your “safe,” solitary shape for the courage of circulation and bringing bold lifeblood back to this old heart of yours. The road’s been long, and it’s been a long time since we’ve walked hand in ungloved hand. But there are still miles of loving up ahead when we let ourselves long to let it in.
Read on for your sign’s February cosmic connection and reach out through the atmosphere to uncover more earthly love…
AQUARIUS OR AQUARIUS RISING
January was a boundless, groundless bounty for your wide-open self. And now that you’ve excavated the channels, your birth month wants you to let it flow — allowing your energy to partner with your surroundings. The Universe wants to “match” you right now, adjusting its own rhythm to the beats you lay down. Release the belief in externally-imposed pacing and set the tone.
Cosmic Connection: Hot Spots. Use the Northern Hemisphere’s current wintry mix as a metaphor and follow the heat map, gravitating towards the people and places that freely ignite your inner flame. Anything that’s gone cold to the touch wants to be left out in the cold.
PISCES OR PISCES RISING
January was a fluff and buff month, as you let yourself get contoured by the evolutionary challenges that were worthy of engagement. Now, February finds you at home in your own shape, an old soul of settled maturity who’s ready to curl up by the fire and recount a few fables. Make like the ancient oracle you are and rest in the wisdom gleaned from the long walk to get exactly here.
Cosmic Connection: Old Friends + Flames. A month made for summoning the lifelines that have seen you through it all and then some, ‘tis the time to find solace in the heartbeats who have beat alongside you across the ages.
ARIES OR ARIES RISING
January was your settled and stately dinner for building on bigness. And now February wants you to capitalize on that grounded girth, slowly uncovering small sparks and embers from which to stoke a new stew. Pay sweet attention to how you “seed,” noticing when a project or partnership would flourish more from a tiny touch than a grand gesture, and committing to growth that awakens through a gentle gaze.
Cosmic Connection: Little Love Acts. Rather than pyrotechnic acts of heroic passion, can you take the time to tend an ardor that may feel more hidden? Choose the expansiveness of a love without “asks,” penning anonymous admirer notes instead of renting out neon billboards.
TAURUS OR TAURUS RISING
January was your shape-shifting circus act, as you challenged the so-called traps and shimmied with less resistance. February’s energies ask you to capitalize on this capacity to eke out secret space, learning to seize hidden opportunities and translate tangles into spun gold. Like a baby learning to grasp for the very first time, find sheer delight in your ability to “make” things move this month.
Cosmic Connection: Decadent Declarations. February is your month for reveling in demands that are richly regal, borne from the belief that when you ask for what you really, really want, others will find equal pleasure in giving it freely.
GEMINI OR GEMINI RISING
January was filled with sparkle and sweat — a chance to meet and greet your deeper desire nature. Now, with newfound wisdom about your wants in tow, February asks you to let your mood boards fuel actual moves in the wider world. As the zodiac’s queen of bold breath, it’s a month to breathe it into being — blowing out the cake candles and giving the wish-filled slices a hearty bite.
Cosmic Connection: Grand Gestures. Big it up this February, Gemini, booking future trips with beloveds, staging super-sized squeeze fests with your trusted pod, and generously going all in and all out for those you love.
CANCER OR CANCER RISING
January found you tumbled by the elements, with an opportunity to upgrade stringent beliefs. This month’s energies settle the stardust, as you land back on solid ground and are asked to revel in a return to source. When did your hot-blooded heart first open? What did you long for in those early days of loving? February wants you to find bold beauty in the utterly simple sensations that have lived beneath it all, all along.
Cosmic Connection: Origin Stories. A chance to find the central “theme” of your love story, February asks you to release any relationships that feel like distractions, and commit to cultivating comfortable connections that bring you back home.
LEO OR LEO RISING
A chance to smooth the hard edges and enjoy more ease, January offered you an opportunity to get softer. Now, downy feathered and furry, February wants you to tuck in for a long winter’s nap. And this means cultivating some boundaries, beasty babe. But this doesn’t have to feel arduous or aggressive. Let yourself just slip into the suite and power down, becoming elegantly unavailable to any outside noise.
Cosmic Connection: Elopements + Escapes. Run away, little love cat, taking only your top list treasured party frocks and beloved pets along for the ride. One-on-one encounters with your most trusted kin are your ticket to touching in.
VIRGO OR VIRGO RISING
January asked you to let it all live, as you learned to better befriend the beautiful mess. This month is the cool morning after the party, and you’re invited to pause and consider whatever most needs tending. You have a chance to impose a brand new order of operations in February that arises from calm assessment rather than control-based fears. Look upon the landscape with a level gaze, and work your artistry.
Cosmic Connection: Complementary Pairings. Like PB&J, ‘tis your time to join forces with those who just naturally “match” you — enjoying both the Venn diagram of similarities and the delicious taste of difference.
LIBRA OR LIBRA RISING
January was an exercise in the fine art of subtraction, as you learned to love up on the vital spaces that remained. February is a chance to get even friendlier with what you feel is “empty,” noticing where you might be motivated by lack rather than lusciousness. You have not been forgotten, Libra. Getting your needs met comes from no longer feeding the anxious spectres of hunger and remembering that you’re already whole.
Cosmic Connection: Received Invitations. Settle scarcity spins by awaiting others’ invites to commune instead of scrambling to “reach out.” Inner fullness replaces FOMO when you sit back and let yourself be beckoned to the party.
SCORPIO OR SCORPIO RISING
January was a month of bigged up beginnings and returns to the driver’s seat. And now, February’s energies want you to peek under the hood and behind the curtains to investigate the inner workings. Where could you use more stalwart support? Like a fantasy film where the inanimate world comes alive, ensure that each piece of your everyday existence feels like it’s on your side.
Cosmic Connection: Offers of Assistance. As one of the zodiac’s grittiest soul survivors, letting yourself be lifted isn’t always on your list. Take this month to come closer to those you love by learning to ask for help and leaning back into their arms.
SAGITTARIUS OR SAGITTARIUS RISING
January invited you to pose big questions about the bedrock beneath your life. In turn, February asks you to take stock of any answers that arose. While you’ll always be an eternal seeker, what do you know right now to be true? There will be time for revisions and refinements, but this month is a moment to gain power through punctuation, harnessing the holiness of some definitive acts and hard lines.
Cosmic Connection: The Close-At-Hand. While you may be longing to reconnect with those long-lost, February implores you to take comfort in the close and present communions that already exist. Settle the long-distance longings and cherish your pod of proximity.
CAPRICORN OR CAPRICORN RISING
January was made for adjusting your cosmic calendar in accordance with your own inner clock — no longer rushing to respond to external demands. February’s energies have an even fuller flavor, as you’re invited to consider all of the ways in which things grow. Start by creating ample space around anything you feel compelled to push forward. Like a secret society that only communes after hours, your life wants to happen right now by being left to its own devices.
Cosmic Connection: Amorous Advice. February is your chance to softly flower open to new perspectives from your closest kin. Whether or not you choose to “take” it, asking for input is an important inroads towards more intimacy.