Setting the tone for the vibrancy that will guide us this month, we have Jupiter, the planet of gifts and abundance forming a beautiful sextile to Uranus, the planet of shock and surprise!  This is an amazing combination! Expect unexpected opportunities and revelations!  The dates of the greatest connection are February 17th-21st.  This manifesting energy potential will be strong from mid-January through mid-March. Be sure to take a look at the houses in your chart where you have Pisces and Taurus to best utilize this transit!
We are experiencing an unusually long stretch of Capricorn energy with Mercury (governing our travel, technology and communication), Venus (governing our money, love and finances), and Mars (our drive and ambition) all in this stable and earthy sign.  Capricorn is the 10th sign of the zodiac and is driven, determined and willful. During this transit, we can expect a time of accomplishment, manifestation, completion of tedious projects, and expanded focus. Capricorn helps us set our minds on an outcome, and to reach the finish line.
We also have Sun in the visionary sign of Aquarius.  The Sun represents our soul, purpose and drive.  Combine it with Mercury, the messenger planet of communication and creative expression, this time will be for bringing our focus on to the “greater good.”  All of this backwards energy wants a connection with others and to reach mutual goals, friendships, technology and other innovative solutions, and sudden insights.  The Sun wants to shine a light and Mercury will ask you to rethink, reshape and transform the way you communicate.  Taking your thoughts and making them more concrete.  To learn more, Mercury Survival Guide
Our first lunation begins on February 1st, with an inspirational New Moon at 12* in Aquarius.  Aquarius is the 11th sign of the zodiac and is the final air sign, which means it deals with air related concepts.  Aquarius brings about innovation, idealism and wants an increased connection to community.  The energy is all about the mind.  Intellectual, curious and deeply social.  Themes surrounding this time may include connectivity with others from personal, to social and professional networks.  New moons bring fresh starts and are times to plant seeds for the future.  They are a celestial slate-cleaning and a summons to dream.  This moon is associated with enlightenment and illumination of our conscious and subconscious.  Thoughts around setting intentions should be about creating a future through collective efforts. Ask yourself…In what ways could you expand upon your perceptions of the future? How can you contribute to the increased connectivity and the clarity of vision between the members of your various social and professional networks you belong to? This new moon will present you with opportunities to clearly envision the most advantageous future for everyone.

Next, on February 3rd, Mercury the planet of travel, communication and technology finally stations direct.  As Mercury goes direct, the chaos of the retrograde will accelerate for a few days, before it will finally subside. It will take until February 24th for all of the kinks and mishaps to sort out in a predictable manner. Once Mercury has recovered, communication may become easier, technology may begin to work more accurately, and you may begin to regain clarity regarding your focus and direction.

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