The Feb 8th New Moon in brilliantly quirky Aquarius ushers in the Year of the Monkey in the Eastern calendar. Monkeys are a wildly playful and irreverently inventive bunch. To profit from their wacky wisdom we’d all do well to loosen up a little. Check your February Scopes for tips on mastering this monkey-business, swinging from tree to tree, fun and free;) The focus of these Scopes is how to best ride the cosmic energy of the month: how to catch the good waves and use the challenging ones as opportunities to transform & learn.
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FEBRUARY 2016 Cosmic Wave Scopes
Dear ARIES, last month’s Mercury retrograde offered you a chance to review your closest held goals, question your true motives and reset your aim. Instead of passionately pushing forward, you were guided to look back, sometimes rather rudely by a powerful person or structure literally blocking your path. Courageously charging the ramparts is not always the best tack, dear belligerent beast! Hopefully you managed to avoid a major meltdown – telling your boss to “shove it” or worse;) Even if you did piss off the powerbrokers, don’t worry – the catharsis was well worth it! The path looks a lot clearer now: you can charge ahead with confidence, having left last year’s lacerations behind for good. You’ve got great career mojo for the first weeks of the month with lovely Venus bringing in the right resources to support your climb. Venus meets with potent Pluto on Feb 5th, lining up a chance to make a power-move. If you’ve got a “big idea”, pitch it! There’s an element of risk, of course, but you tend to thrive on thrills, so go for it!
The Feb 8th New Moon in Aquarius opens the doors for a fresh crop of quirky collaborators to help you on your ascent– the stranger, the better– as this Moon ushers in the Year of the Monkey in the Eastern calendar. Be open to all manner of peculiar invites and off-the-wall insights; don’t dismiss anything or anybody on the grounds of “not my kind”. Monkeys are a quick-witted, wildly playful bunch, and to profit from their wacky wisdom you’d do well to loosen your own image of who you’re supposed to be. The more you can “free the freak within”, the more you can embrace the curiosity and openness of these colorful co-creators, the more you’ll enjoy this “walk on the wild side”! After such a busy and business-like start of the year, you’re ready for a bit of a break from the narrow confines of “normal”, don’t you think?;)
Dear TAURUS, Venus, your gorgeous cosmic patron volunteered to be your guide in the quest for higher horizons by entering ambitious Capricorn on Jan 23rd. Last month’s Mercury retrograde traversed the same territory, cracking open your seemingly solid reality to unearth unexpected opportunities and powerful potentials to expand your reach. You’d do well to jot down any ideas for your blog or a book, tips for travel and profitable adventure or hints for further avenues of intellectual expansion that popped into your brain – seeds of solid gold were planted in your soul by the cosmic messenger last month. Venus meets with potent Pluto on Feb 5th, jolting one of those seeds into a fast-track growth spurt. To bring these potentials down to Earth requires risk, the courage to venture beyond your comfort zone, dear peace-loving Bull! The good news – there is no boogieman, no external obstacle blocking your path. It’s entirely an “inside job”, a call to shatter your safe and smug concept of “me” in favor of the great unknown, the pathless path… and the choice is always yours, of course!;)
The Feb 8th New Moon in Aquarius brings in fresh and fun opportunities to put all these expansive ideas into practical use. A whole new career path may beckon, or a way to make your existing job way more interesting and innovative. The more open you can stretch your mind, the better, as this Moon ushers in the Year of the Monkey in the Eastern calendar. Monkeys are a quick-witted, wildly playful bunch, and to profit from their wacky wisdom you’d do well to loosen your own image of who you’re supposed to be. If you can genuinely laugh at your own attempts at appearing all pompous and professional, you’re ready to capitalize on this year’s course in “monkey business”. Hearty humor is a hot commodity, and far from being frivolous, it may indeed be the best medicine for these wacky times. Your mellow laugh and earthy spice can take you to the top this year on a wild ride swinging from branch to branch!;
Dear GEMINI, what a busy start to the year it’s been! Mercury, your own quick-witted cosmic patron spent the month of January digging in the deepest & touchiest territory of your psyche, bringing up all that’s not working in the areas of money, sex and power. More than a few uncomfortable truths had to be faced and double-dealings of all sorts came to light. New facts may have surfaced, a deal that seemed so solid may have needed major repairs. The good news: you’re still standing, with a prize of priceless clarity on whom you can truly trust. Hopefully you’ve had the guts to point Mercury’s magnifying glass on your own motives, coming clean on what you’re really after and what ways (and weapons:)are you willing to wield to get there. The first weeks of February are golden for putting all this hard-earned wisdom to practical use. Come up with a clear plan and go for it! Keep your antenna tuned around Feb 5th – Pluto and Venus align for a powerful breakthrough, a chance to attract a potent partner in the game of Earthy co-creation, whether in the boardroom or bedroom (or both;)
The Feb 8th New Moon in Aquarius lightens the mood, bringing in a fresh breeze of brilliantly quirky ideas that set you dreaming of brighter & wider horizons. The more open you can stretch your mind, the better, as this Moon ushers in the Year of the Monkey in the Eastern calendar. Monkeys are a super-social and wildly playful bunch. With your innate “gift of gab”, you’re in perfect position to profit from their wacky wisdom. You’d do well to lend a curious ear to even the strangest, most “unlike you” kind of folks – they can open you up to opportunities and adventures you’d never dreamed of! Don’t forget the communal nature of the monkey bunch – what’s good for the whole will be great for you this year, dear wild and witty Gemini!
Dear CANCER, last month’s Mercury retrograde offered you a chance to take an honest look at your closest commitments. Are you happy with your travel companion on the sometimes rocky but ultimately deeply rewarding road of relationship? Is your special someone satisfied with your common course? Potent Pluto has made your most intimate involvements the ground of deepest transformation for the past years. Mercury merged with Pluto several times last month, urging you to speak nothing but truth to the people who truly matter (including to yourself!:) It might have felt a bit shaky, but the rewards for bravely facing the rumbles are starting to emerge: a cool clear perspective on the state of your union, and the ability to root out what’s rotten in order to build a solid foundation you can both rely on. The first two weeks of February are golden for putting all the pieces back together in a fresh, more practical and beautiful pattern. Venus, the patron of lovers is helping you craft a courageous new covenant by Valentine’s Day, dear caring Cancer!
The Feb 8th New Moon in Aquarius lightens the mood by showing you a new set of fun and funky steps in your dance of two. After all the emotional effort of the prior month, you could really use a break in the clouds! Nothing creates camaraderie and trust faster than a genuine burst of heartfelt belly-laughs – find your partner’s funny-bone and tickle it to delicious delight! The sillier the better, as this Moon ushers in the Year of the Monkey in the Eastern calendar. Monkeys are a wildly playful bunch, known for turning even the most mundane detail of daily life into inventive irreverence. The more you can let go of all hurts and heaviness and “dance like a monkey”, the brighter your prospects! Laughter, like water, can never be fully contained – it flows in frolicking abundance, attracting all manner of opportunities to PLAY and create in the sandbox of Life. Enjoy!
Dear LEO, last month’s Mercury retrograde threw a bit of a “monkey-wrench” into your normally rather steady routine, helping you dispel the doldrums and shake things up just enough to bring fresh energy to your daily doings. This might have been a bit of a bumpy ride – tackling your daily “to-do list” had a way of generating an annoyingly long “re-do” list, forcing you to finally wipe your calendar clear and start over from scratch. However, this was not meant as a mere exercise in futility – the deeper goal was to gain clarity on which projects and tasks truly deserve your attention and time. With Mercury finally “flying right” and Venus the Lady of Luck as your cosmic clutter-clearing coach till Feb 16th, you’re in for a stunning burst of productivity. With a clear set of goals before you, nothing can derail you now. Work it, dear Leo, while this steady wind lasts!
By mid-month, you may be rightfully tired of the “all work and no play” routine. The Feb 8th New Moon in Aquarius brings in the first tempting puffs of lighter and brighter air, arousing a desire for a fun frolic with your special someone far from the desk and deadlines. A flash travel deal could catch your eye, and before you know it, you’re off on a wild and wonderful weekend together. Why not, if you can swing it – the balance has been tipped too far into the “serious” zone for so long! A proper play-date is indeed a welcome addition to your agenda, as this New Moon ushers in the Year of the Monkey in the Eastern calendar. Monkeys are a wild and witty bunch, known for turning even the most mundane detail of life into inventive irreverence. The more lightness and even downright silliness you can allow into your life, the happier cat you’ll be, dear lovable Leo! Your nearest and dearest will be pleasantly purring along too, tickled to delight by your goofy smile:)
Dear VIRGO, last month’s Mercury retrograde dug up deep treasure from within your creative core. Hope you had the patience to sift through the sparks and seeds planted before the Holiday rush – to glance again at the humble gifts and discarded treasures that might have gotten buried under the mountain of year-end tasks and New Year’s resolutions. With Mercury finally “full steam forward” again, you can pick up some of those lost or tangled threads to start a bright new weave. There’s a passionate potential hidden in the mix: a certain someone who caught your eye at a Holiday party may be prime for a playful poke;) Don’t deny the pull, dear virtuous Virgo! With Venus in your house of Love till Feb 16th, the stars are singing sweet songs even in your sleep:) Venus gets swept up in potent Pluto’s intense embrace on Feb 5th, amping up the attraction and awakening the longing for a deep soul-connection. Whether you’re single or happily harbored in long-term love, you’d do well to make room for romance this month. Valentine’s Day may come early this year if you yield to your heart’s true yearning:)
The Feb 8th New Moon in Aquarius invites you to take a fresh and far from conventional look at your busy schedule: a bit more air and freedom is called for, believe it or not. Doing less can actually accomplish more, if you’re willing to tap the talents of colleagues and creative collaborators. Yes, they may not perform as perfect and precise as you’d like, but…the insight and innovation arising from the improvisation more than makes up for it, if you’re willing to loosen your grip:) Collaboration is indeed the winning ticket, as this New Moon ushers in the Year of the Monkey in the Eastern calendar. Monkeys are a playfully social bunch, known for turning even the most mundane detail of life into inventive irreverence. Allowing a bit of “monkey business” into your life, whether in the boardroom or the bedroom will do wonders to your spirit, strange as this may seem!:) This lighter looser schedule leaves time to feed the seeds of romance planted last month. You can indeed have it all, with a wink and a smile!
Dear LIBRA, last month’s Mercury retrograde had you digging deep in your foundation, questioning the ground you spread your roots in. A strange restlessness may have caught you by surprise, sparking a desire to move or otherwise shift and change your seemingly solid abode. Potent Pluto met Mercury more than once, inspiring an existential exploration: deep insights into your psychic inheritance emerged in the quiet hours, cracking through the veil of dreams into conscious awareness. A real-life rumble within your clan might have also stirred up some long lost stories…some of them not so sweet. Whatever the planets conjured up to get you into the depths, their aim was not to stir up pointless problems – deep truth and authentic understanding of who you are and where you stand was on the true agenda. With Mercury finally flying right and Venus, your own gorgeous cosmic guide settled in the foundation of your chart till Feb 16th, you’ll have ample opportunity to rebuild your root-system in a stronger, healthier manner this month. A true home for both body and soul is on offer, if you’re willing to put in the work, dear Libra!
The Feb 8th New Moon in Aquarius can bring the sweet song of romance to grace your freshly feathered nest if you’re willing to look beyond the “usual suspects”. There’s an exciting element of surprise in this cosmic confluence – the best way to ride this wave is fast and loose:) The more open you can stretch your heart and mind, the better, as this Moon ushers in the Year of the Monkey in the Eastern calendar. Monkeys are a wildly playful bunch, known for turning even the most mundane detail of life into inventive irreverence. You’re invited to flirt and frolic, get silly and shimmy, stir up some magic and mischief in the matters of the heart! Don’t worry about losing your head – you’ve built a solid base of self-love to stand on. With feet firmly planted in confident ground, your heart is ready to take flight towards a journey of untold delights!
Dear SCORPIO, Mercury, the mischievous messenger scrambled up your communication wires last month, making for a maddening mix of misunderstandings and delays. Frustrating though it might have been, you will soon see that some of these snags turned out to be “divine timing in disguise”, saving you from jumping into agreements you’d later regret. Pluto, your own potent cosmic patron met up with Mercury more than once, urging you to accept the true power of your words – you can conjure up creation with the tip of your tongue, dear alchemist of the zodiac! Last month was quite the crash course in mental magic, with your subjective experience mirroring the substance and strength of the spells you wove;) With Mercury finally flying right and lovely Venus taking on the post of your personal communications coach till Feb 16th, you’ll have plenty of chances to smooth any ruffled feathers and glean the gifts of genuine wisdom from the journey. Watch for a healing shower of creative sparks around Feb 9-10th – perhaps your spells have hit home at last, with a timely “divine delay”:)
The Feb 8th New Moon in Aquarius offers a chance to put your freshly polished mental mojo to practical use by re-visioning your Earthy abode. Being a “fixed sign” (meaning kind of stubborn!;), you’re perhaps not thrilled at the prospect of reshuffling your comfy cave, but necessity can hide a brilliant opportunity if you’re willing to look beyond the obvious options. The more open you can stretch your mind, the better, as this Moon ushers in the Year of the Monkey in the Eastern calendar. Monkeys are a wildly playful bunch, known for turning even the most mundane tasks into inventive irreverence. They are also incredibly social animals, leaning on the power of the band to get things done. If you’d like to profit from their wacky wisdom, you could put the word out to your peeps for any practical help you need. You’d be surprised what wonders your friends can weave, all with a wink & a smile! And, you may even discover that more than any place or space, your buddies form your real base:)
Dear SAGITTARIUS, Mercury, the messenger planet offered you an impromptu “performance review” on its retrograde romp through the “values and income” sector of your chart last month. On the practical plane, things might have slowed down a bit, allowing you to pick up projects and prospects that fell by the wayside in the Holiday Season’s shuffle. However, there were greater gains on offer besides merely catching up on missed work – Pluto, the cosmic power broker added extra voltage to this retrograde, poking you to think bigger and reveal (at least to yourself!) your authentic ambitions. The more open and honest you are about your material goals, the easier it is for the Universe to answer your call. With Mercury finally flying right and Venus the Lady of Luck signed on as your financial coach till Feb 16th, you’ll have plenty of chances to exercise your freshly honed money mojo. Venus hooks up with Pluto for a power-date on Feb 5th – you could ride this potent wave to fantastic form if you can gather up the courage and get a clear shot. The choice if yours to play or stay!:)
The Feb 8th New Moon in Aquarius brings a fresh breeze of brilliant insights and unique solutions that get your brain buzzing. Your inbox is inundated with invites and ideas from the unlikeliest of sources – the stranger, the better– as this Moon ushers in the Year of the Monkey in the Eastern calendar. Monkeys are a super-social and wildly playful bunch. With your innate “gift of gab”, you’re in perfect position to profit from their wacky wisdom. You’d do well to lend a curious ear to even the oddest of folks – they can open you up to opportunities beyond your wildest dreams and far-out fantasies! Irreverent inventiveness and flexibility are the skills you must master if you want to enjoy swinging from the treetops this year, dear adventurous archer!
Dear CAPRICORN, you had an unusually introspective Birthday season this year, courtesy of Mercury’s retrograde romp through your sign from Jan 5th -25th. A whole new angle on what it means to be “ME” was hidden among the mischievous messenger planet’s quirky gifts. Any ideas, assumptions and appearances came into question as you pondered at the threshold of the New Year of your life. Potent Pluto added soul-searing depth to this quest, ruthlessly discarding anything less than your deepest truth. The road ahead may have felt a whole lot dimmer and darker as you tried to trudge forward…but, don’t despair, the light is returning to guide you on: with Mercury finally flying right and Venus, the Lady of Love and Luck gracing your sign till Feb 16th, a path of beauty and power is emerging. Believe it or not, the inward detour was not in vain, dear ambitious mountain-goat! Genuine gems of insight were perhaps the most precious presents of this rather strange Birthday season. Bilbo Baggins, the wise old Hobbit could clue you in to the true value of these hidden gifts: “All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost”:)
Hidden or not, you’re no doubt curious to learn the practical uses of all this Birthday bounty. The Feb 8th New Moon in Aquarius brings plenty of chances to work your new set of tools. Promising projects and possibilities pop up (sometimes in the strangest of directions!) if you keep your eyes and ears open. The more genuine curiosity and mental agility you can muster, the better, as this Moon ushers in the Year of the Monkey in the Eastern calendar. Monkeys are a wildly playful and irreverent inventive bunch. They too like to climb, but unlike your own steadfast step, they prefer to hop, skip and jump over any obstacles in their way. Odd as it may feel at first, you’d do well to introduce a bit of “monkey business” into your own endeavors. Mercury opened your mind to your hidden assets, after all! See how you can turn your work into play, and watch as your money mojo grows as if by magic!;)
Dear AQUARIUS, Happy Birthday! Mercury, the mischievous messenger planet arranged for a bit unusual start to your Birthday season by digging up all manner of hidden insights and thought-treasures on its retrograde romp through your interior realms. Hope you enjoyed collecting these concealed gems in the quiet hours after the guests slumbered off to sleep:) With Mercury flying right again and lovely Venus guiding your nighttime journeys till Feb 16th, don’t put away that dream-journal yet – the inner gifts keep coming! However, your friends won’t let you dally in the dreamscapes too long this month– lively discussions and community gatherings abound where a plan may be hatched to get you to commit to a common goal. Visions of a better world are natural fodder for your brilliantly inventive mind, dear “out-there” Aquarius. Make sure the cause and the comrades are inspiring enough to keep you interested before you sign on to any bold declaration or plan:)
The Feb 8th New Moon in your own wild and wonderful sign rings in the Year of the Monkey in the Eastern calendar. Monkeys are a quick-witted and playful bunch, known for turning even the most mundane tasks into inventive irreverence. Your own quirky humor and curious mind is a match made in heaven with their wild and wacky wisdom. This year, the doors are open to be even more fully and fabulously YOU, dear Aquarius! What a perfect cosmic present! A few late guests arrive at your party – Mercury swings into your sign on Feb 13th, followed by Venus a few days later. Finally, the hidden gifts of January are ready to glitter in full view. Enjoy the lightness and laughter, boogie with your own best buddies and dance like a monkey – the more fun you allow into your heart in your Birthday season, the more Sun you’ll see in the year to follow!
Dear PISCES, after a busy start of the year, you could use a bit of a breather. No need to travel far in search of healing & refueling – a “staycation” of warm meals shared with closest friends followed by cozy nighttime wanders into your inner landscapes will do the trick. The weeks before your birthday are perfect for a personal “performance review”, an honest look at what you’ve learned and who you’ve become in the past year. With Mercury, the messenger planet teaming up with Venus to light up the “community” sector of your chart, you can enlist your best buddies in your year-end council. Candid conversations can turn up deeper truths that would have otherwise remained buried under the babbling brook of daily thoughts. Bid a conscious “Goodbye” to last year’s luggage and keep only the genuine gold.
The Feb 8th New Moon casts a bright beam into the secret chambers of your Soul, renewing your faith in the brilliance and beauty of your interior terrain. The same New Moon sprinkles a spark of silliness into your spiritual practice, ushering in the Year of the Monkey in the Eastern calendar. Monkeys are a wildly curious and irreverent bunch, nothing is “high and holy” enough to escape their playful pokes. You’d do well to welcome their wacky wisdom into your daily ways of tuning into spirit – it is the perfect medicine against the sanctimonious staleness that can creep into even the most well-intentioned practice. Laugh like the fat jolly Buddha if you find yourself tickled silly by your monkey-mind this year! Humor is a sign of wisdom, not of weakness, in all the world’s true traditions of the Spirit.
The Sun enters your sign on Feb 19th. Happy Birthday, dear cosmically creative Pisces, enjoy weaving the starlit trails of new adventures in the vast ocean of consciousness! Sun merges with Neptune on Feb 28th, dissolving the “small self” into the blissful waters of Being. If your Birthday falls on or shortly after that date, expect a year of strange and magical journeys into your very sense of Self. You may not recognize your face in the mirror by the time the next Birthday rolls around… in a good way – the light in your eyes will have merged with the gorgeous glow of distant galaxies. Enjoy floating down the wondrous way, dear Pisces!