Posted on January 31, 2023 by Henry Seltzer of ASTROGRAPH.COM
This is a month of getting comfortable with the inside of your psyche, Cancer, as you balance public needs with private concerns. Your career and professional goals are linked somehow with unconscious process, and this takes getting used to. The recent Aquarius New Moon took place in your sector of intimacy and personal transformation so that relationship is another theme, especially in the timing of the potent Full Moon of Sunday, February 5th. This is about resources with which you will have to learn to work along with partnership agreements and issues of self and other. You will not want to neglect your own self-development in getting caught up with that of important partners. The featured presence of trickster Uranus in your sector of social groups and future goals implies unexpected events in this area and a contrast between swinging for the fences in your planning versus staying the course. The Moon’s Last Quarter of February 13th is another dynamic lunation that is simultaneously a call to action based on strong internal principles. Inner wounding could come up and, if so, can become better resolved by relying on your internal instinct for doing the right thing, no matter what.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
Keywords: Intimacy, Unconscious, Ambitions, Expansion
February brings an interesting mix of introspective influences intertwined with worldly and public pursuits for Cancer folks. Your interior life could feel richer than normal and you might be having ongoing conversations with parts of yourself that are usually hard to reach. They say that the unconscious speaks in symbols and your night-time dreams can be filled with interesting images at this time so pay attention. The recent New Moon in Aquarius emphasized intimacy issues and personal transformation in response, so that there is likely to be movement on where you are in your life and where you would like to be heading.
Jupiter currently transiting in early Aries could bring very real traction and exciting opportunities for career-related matters or in your public life. You may feel a broader sense of possibilities returning this month and you might be focusing on new goals and accomplishments for the year ahead. Although you may have many projects brewing, February should serve as a preparatory month and it may be easier to finalize things than begin anything major. Solutions for ongoing issues could emerge and it may be easier to clear the way for what you want to initiate in the coming months.
From the 3rd through the 5th, Venus in Pisces forms a square with Mars in Gemini, so that the first weekend of February could highlight anxieties related to an educational or a career path. Your ambitions could feel somewhat daunting for the path opening in front of you but remember that even though there is always more to learn, with confidence all things are possible and you do have what it takes to succeed.
The Full Moon in Leo culminates on Sunday the 5th, in the sector of your chart that relates to your resources and values. There might be a good time to take stock of your spending habits and overall financial situation. Issues of self and other could also arise at this time and it could be an excellent opportunity for bringing innovation solutions to these circumstances if they arise. The Sun and Moon in Leo square Uranus in Taurus which may highlight a certain amount of tension between a vision for the future involving a risk versus holding back, or you could benefit by surprising insights or by being exposed to values that are different than yours.
From the 9th through the 11th, Mercury conjoins Pluto in Capricorn which may accentuate the power dynamics within a partnership. If things are going relatively well, this period should bring important conversations related to commitments, freedom, and personal needs. Mercury's entry into Aquarius on the 11th could bring some objectivity and detachment which in turn could help you assess things more objectively.
High ideals and romanticism remain on your agenda especially when Venus conjoins Neptune in Pisces on the 15th through the 17th. This influence could also correspond to an inspiring path or a journey ahead that brings hope for the future.
From the 15th through the 17th also, discussions around commitment and boundaries may continue to be an important topic because the Sun meets Saturn in Aquarius during these same few days. This could prove to be a significant moment of clarification and integration, especially for what you want and need from partners. You may feel more grounded at this time which in turn could help you define your agreements with maturity and pragmatism.
The Pisces New Moon arrives on the late evening of the 19th, early morning of the 20th, in the sector of your chart that relates to beliefs and worldview, travel, higher education, and experiences that broaden your mind in general. There may be exciting opportunities on the horizon that have to do with your higher ideals and your role in the world. Creativity is given a boost which connects you to the deeper layers of your psyche and your inherent principles also. This could represent a moment when you are compelled to set the bar higher in terms of what you have to contribute!
Venus entering Aries later on the 20th continues to bring momentum for things that pertain to your ambitions and your public life in the following weeks and it's a good time to take advantage of these waves to focus on your goals.
From the 21st to the 23rd, Mercury in Aquarius forms a square with Uranus and a trine with Mars in Gemini and this perhaps could help to bring more consciousness to the influence of the hidden parts of your psyche. On the 27th, the Last Quarter Moon in your sector of unconscious process plays a role there as well, of bringing greater integration. The last days of February should be smoother sailing and you may feel clearer about your needs and your overall direction. Although there may be important responsibilities or agreements that bind you to others, these may not feel as heavy as they did in the recent past so that it should feel easier to focus on what you want.