Posted on January 31, 2020 by Henry Seltzer of ASTROGRAPH.COM
The processes of change are slow but sure for you, Scorpio, and your developmental course takes a new turning in this present month. You will be somewhat lost in contemplation of what is going on within you, with regard to your communications, and your ongoing series of revelations. Because Mercury is retrograde during all the last half of February, that itself will be an introspective factor in all this cycle of change. You are especially concerned right now with your own creative output, fine-tuning this in a way that your outer productivity in terms of career makes for a better match with your true values. Relationship surprises continue and even accelerate, leading you to some remarkable conclusions regarding yourself. Inner wounding might also arise. The secret there, of course, is that you allow dark places inside you to come forward into the light of conscious understanding, where they can be acknowledged and truly feel that they have their own seat at the table.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge-Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
February begins while you are deeply taken by a creative process, and this will continue to be a major theme for the month. Opportunities abound for you to make a living while doing what you love. You are in the process of becoming a lot more serious about utilizing your ingenuity to make money and other people are picking up on it. Creative ideas generated through partnerships around the beginning of the month might take you all the way to the Equinox of around March 20th. Your ruler Mars is still transiting in Sagittarius for the first half of the month, which implies that your focus is on finances. With so many opportunities knocking at your door, you have been prompt to organize yourself and your time better. You will be able to fit in more revenue-generating projects if you structure your schedule and get rid of time-wasting habits. Writing down your financial goals for the year ahead could also help you sort out your priorities.
Mercury enters Pisces and your creativity sector on February 3rd, you a mental boost.
Venus enters Aries on February 7th bringing emphasis on your health and a desire to take care of your body. It’s a good time to implement an exercise routine and renew with self-care practices. Venus conjunct Chiron in Aries two to three days later would be an excellent opportunity to explore new or alternative healing modalities.
The Full Moon takes place in the sign of Leo the late evening of February 8th/9th, highlighting your career and vocational path. The spotlight could shine on your public image. The Full Moon represents a time of acknowledgement and culmination regarding your place in the world. This is an important marker in the year and a time to take stock of where you stand career-wise before setting your gaze on new objectives. Full Moon can sometimes be polarizing and you could feel your attention divided between personal matters and your ambitions.
On February 16th, your traditional ruler Mars enters Capricorn (until March 30th). Mars is considered efficient and strong in the sign of Capricorn. This is great news for you, Scorpio. You should be able to utilize Mars’s time here to strategize, plan, and structure your daily life. Mars in Capricorn will endow you with the energy to tackle all your responsibilities efficiently.
On the same day Mercury stations retrograde in Pisces. For Scorpios this retrograde brings a revision of creative processes, children, romantic connections, pleasure, and self-expression. The next few weeks will be your opportunity to revise how recent creative projects could be taken to the next level. There could be clarification needed in a romantic connection that initially feel confusing or complicated. However, this process will reveal itself to be quite useful by the time Mercury stations direct three plus weeks later on, by March 9th.
The Sun enters the mutable sign of Pisces on February 18th as we slowly start to move towards the end of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, thirty days away. The Sun in Pisces will bring movement and change to situations that have felt stagnant. You could start to see what will need to be surrendered in order for you to move ahead. The sign of Pisces is located at the end of the Zodiac before the renewal of spring, when the Sun enters Aries. It represents a liminal placement in the year – when the tides are changing but the horizon is still out of sight. There is a definite shift occurring at the beginning of this new decade that offers many possibilities to restructure our lives. With Jupiter, the traditional ruler of Pisces, transiting in earthy Capricorn, the focus of these changes is and will continue to be on your material and physical realities.
The New Moon in Pisces on February 23rd brings a powerful incentive for change. Intentions planted at this time will slowly take shape in the weeks and months to come. You will want to note that Mercury is still retrograde, and basically conjunct the New Moon, so therefore emphasized. This retrograde has you moving inward as opposed to outward. Recent realizations are fertilizing new soil in your inner landscape. You might still be in the dark in regards to certain things; however you can't rush the process. With both Mars in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus in positive sextile with the New Moon you can be certain that progress is slowly taking place. Stay alert for insights and original solutions that could solve recurring issues.
On February 25th, Mercury meets the Sun in Pisces in an inferior conjunction as an important part of its retrograde cycle. This is a significant marker in the Mercury Retrograde cycle that can deliver nascent solutions. Mercury will still be moving retrograde in Pisces for another few weeks but this is more or less the halfway point. The opportunity for creative resolutions will be greatly augmented by your ruler Mars in Capricorn conjoining the South Node on the same day. Insights into the past that come up in this timing could help you move forward in the present moment. Pay attention to what transpires in these last few days of February, as it could be indicative of things to come.