Welcome to your February 2014 horoscopes. Hallelujah! Venus is in forward motion again, promising a welcome respite from rocky relationships and love in limbo.
But alas, Mercury is going retrograde from February 6 - 28; during this period you won't have all the information you need so hold off on making decisions, signing contracts, and big commitments (things that are already in place are fine). Mercury also rules technology, travel, and transportation - so check and double any travel plans, the water and oil in your car, or the bus timetable.
Be prepared for a month of surprises, the unexpected, and sudden changes in fortune.
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ARIES March 21 - April 20 Career is highlighted in a positive way this month as Venus ends it's retrograde in your 10th house - go for that promotion, dream job or launch your own business. Work on teamwork and collaboration and you'll see results on the financial side of things. Partnerships have been taking a lot of your time and energy recently but come Valentine's Day, things are running more smoothly and it's a special and romantic day for you. Watch your health, rest up and avoid excesses with Mercury's retrograde.
TAURUS April 21 - May 21 Writing, study, travel and spiritual transformation are featured this month - clarity, success and achievement are guaranteed in these areas if you've put the work in. It's time for improved work conditions for some of you, a new job, or for others, a time to review your work situation and decide what's working for you and what's not. By the full moon on the 15th, things around the home that are related to your work or health will finally feel resolved and settled, you can shake off the tension of the last few months and move forward with confidence.
GEMINI May 22 - June 21 Finances may have been a source of angst lately, but February brings welcome financial relief. Make your health and taking care of yourself a priority this month - strive for balance and inner strength, or your health could hit a speed bump. Short trips are likely but with Mercury retrograde from the 6th, you especially must triple check all travel plans. There is fun to be had with friends and family so allow time in your busy schedule for socialising.
CANCER June 22 - July 23 There's a lot of planetary action in your financial houses and the start of the month is positive indeed. By mid month however, watch your spending as unexpected expenses may be on the cards. As Venus moves forward in your relationship house on the 1st, confusion or difficulties around relationships will become clearer, easier to navigate and downright romantic. It's the perfect time to create new relationship dynamics. The Sun trine Jupiter in your sign at the end of the month brings blessings and good luck.
LEO July 24 - August 23 With Venus direct in your house of health and work from the 1st, use the first 5 days of the month to clear up work issues, visit a spa, have a haircut, or beautify your work space (before Mercury goes retrograde on the 6th). Take care in your communications this month, particularly in close relationships as misunderstandings may easily occur. Things are definitely looking up by the full moon in your sign on the 15th, a time when you can easily manifest your heart's desire.
VIRGO August 24 - September 23 As Mercury goes retrograde on the 6th, spend time reviewing your work situation and your health; decide what's working and what's not, and make the necessary changes come March 1st - you'll find it easier once Mercury resumes forward motion. Work will be a focus this month but there is still some lovely romantic energy around you - plan a quiet and intimate Valentine's Day - if you're single, devote some time and energy to introspection, to work out exactly what you want and need in your next partner - write it down and be specific.
LIBRA September 24 - October 23 Librans are all loved up this month, it's a fabulous time for romance, cementing that relationship, starting a new one, rekindling an old one, or spicing up a long term relationship. It's all go at work but you have ample energy to cope - just stay focused and watch out for work related tensions coming to a head at the end of the month. Take advantage of the lovely home energy and redecorate, spring clean, or give your living area a makeover.
SCORPIO October 24 - November 22 Work will be demanding this month and there is the potential for stress-related illness. On the positive side, the start of the month brings a welcome work boon - you may be offered or start a new job, or your work may offer to re-locate you. Mid-month there may be housing issues - wait until March 1st to sign any contracts - and if you can't wait, be sure to read the fine print. Any relationship tensions or issues will be cleared up at the start of the month - maintain communication and the remainder of the month should be a special and passionate time.
SAGITTARIUS November 23 - December 22 After an expensive January, your financial burdens will ease off this month. Enjoy the reprieve but devote time and energy to group projects that will bring the long term financial freedom you desire. Communications may be tense, particularly with a partner or loved one - issues around the home or finances may be re-hashed - speak openly to avoid miscommunications. Take opportunities as they arise to spend quality time with family.
CAPRICORN December 23 - January 20 The last few months have put work and relationships in focus, and you have been reviewing if these situations are right for you - from February 1st things become clearer and you know what you want. Love hits a new high with fun, happiness and fulfilment coming to the fore. Just watch out for tensions around the home towards the end of the month - communication is key. Financially things are up and down this month - a strong start and finish, but there may be financial issues mid-month. The month ends on a high note with romance and fun on the cards.
AQUARIUS January 21 - February 19 It's your month to shine and the start of the month in particular will be incredibly fortuitous. Mid-month is a great time to take a class, begin a new hobby or make travel plans. Relationships come under the microscope, and while some partnerships are strengthened, others may run their course - know that all that happens at this time is in your best and highest interest, though you may not see it yet. There may be some workplace tensions or miscommunications, but generally work will bring a sense of achievement with advancement possible.
PISCES February 20 - March 20 If you've been feeling a little introverted lately, February 1st will see you emerge from your cocoon and resume normal social activities - enjoy time with friends and family. It's a lovely Valentine's Day for Pisceans - if you're single it's the perfect time to try online dating, or to spend with valued friends - a friendship may turn into something more. It's not an easy work month, restrictions may feel oppressive but there are new or improved job prospects later in the month. Dreams look set to become reality towards the end of the month, despite a financial snag.
Stay tuned for the March 2014 horoscope instalment.