During February, Mars is powerful in Aries, Venus expresses caution with Saturn, and Mercury is busy transiting through three signs.
On February 5th, Mars moves into Aries. Mars is energetic, assertive and headstrong in this sign that he rules. This is a good position for initiating projects and for doing physical exercise and sports.
For Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn ascendants the transit of Mars in Aries gives ruchaka yoga. This yoga will strengthen the qualities of Mars- energy, courage and independence.
Unfortunately, Mars will lose the positive connection he had with Jupiter while he was transiting Pisces. This means that Mars can be more impulsive, self willed and less inclined to follow the wisdom offered by Jupiter. Instead he will join Uranus when he transits Aries. Their conjunction is exact on February 13th. This will increase the desire for independence and freedom which, if carried to an extreme, can lead to revolution. There is a greater risk for irrational or impulsive action.
Mars stays in Aries until March 22nd.
Venus, on the other hand, is more restrictive this month because the planet travels with Saturn in Sagittarius until February 24th. Their conjunction is exact on February 18th at 22 degrees Sagittarius.
The energy of Venus conjunct with Saturn is disciplined and serious. We may need to take a deeper look at our values and at that which we appreciate in our lives.
Their conjunction can cause restriction in romantic relationships. Sometimes relationships go through separation during a Saturn/Venus transit.
However, a Saturn/Venus conjunction can also manifest a permanent, or long lasting, relationship. This combination can be good for making the ideals of Venus more concrete, although this will not happen without work and effort. A Venus and Saturn combination is good for work emphasizing art, structure and design.
Mercury is quick by nature and moves quite fast through the zodiac. He connects with three signs this month. Mercury begins the month in Capricorn and moves to Aquarius on February 6th. After the 24th, he will transit in Pisces.
Communication and information come especially quickly to us during this time. This can manifest as news giving us a lot to digest every day.
Once Mercury reaches Pisces, he will make a longer stay. He will not leave Pisces until May 3rd. The is because he is retrograde between March 5th to March 28th. Mercury may need to catch up and to work things out during this time. He will also return to Aquarius during his retrograde.
Expect to see change and transformation this year as major planets will move into new signs. We will also have important planetary conjunctions, and experience two solar and two lunar eclipses.
In an astrological chart the Sun represents identity, vitality, power, authority, ego and the true Self. The Sun as atmakaraka prompts us to develop Self-awareness and, ultimately, to become Self-Realized.