Horoscopes for February 2023

As observed by in-house resident Astrologer and Stargazer Averill Downey


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Averill Downey, Astrologer

CapricornDec. 22 to Jan. 19 – Oftentimes, Capricorn is described as serious and hardworking, while focused on building a better future for themselves and their community. But what sometimes goes forgotten is how clever and innovative Capricorns can be, and Aquarius season finds you feeling especially inventive! Things like security and comfort are on your mind during this time, but you might be willing to step out of your comfort zone in order to secure future success. People might be surprised by your choices at this time, in fact, you could be surprised by your own decisions as you’re outgrowing old ways of thinking.

AquariusJan. 20 to Feb. 18 – Your birthday season is here, Aquarius, inspiring a fun and celebratory atmosphere! The sun is symbolic of life, vitality, and creativity, and you can feel reinvigorated with passion and purpose at this time. Aquarius isn’t a zodiac sign famous for wanting to be the center of attention… though, you often are because of your uniqueness and forward thinking! While the sun is in your sign, you could be enjoying the spotlight.

PiscesFeb. 19 to March 20 – Because of your emotional depth, connection to spirit, creativity, and whimsy, there’s an otherworldly quality about Pisces that defines your zodiac sign. And with the sun in Aquarius activating the sector of your chart that rules rest, you may be especially connected to this dreamy aspect of yourself, spending time in meditation, sleeping (and literally dreaming!), journaling, and catching up on quality time alone. The sun in Aquarius encourages you to sit with your emotions as you’re exploring your psyche in some significant way. This is also a powerful opportunity to explore your spirituality and connect with your intuition. You’re exploring your fantasies, too!

AriesMarch 21 to April 20 – The sun in Aquarius illuminates the friendship sector of your chart, making it an exciting time to network, explore new communities, and focus on teamwork. You could be discovering a new hobby at this time, and perhaps joining a crew of people who share this interest. Emotionally, you may be feeling a grounded optimism: you’re inspired by the future and ready to make your dreams come true! Aries can be called impatient and bossy, but a cool, serene, patient, and focused energy may be strong within you at this time.

TaurusApril 21 to May 21 – The sun in Aquarius illuminates the sector of your chart that rules fame, career, and legacy, and you can find yourself squarely in the public eye at this time! Reward and recognition may come your way, and you could be exploring new career opportunities, stepping into new leadership roles, or reflecting deeply on what you want to achieve in life. The sun in Aquarius squares off with Uranus in Taurus on February 3, perhaps inspiring you to make a move that surprises everyone! Astrologers often describe Tauruses as predictable and cautious, but you might be ready to take a risk at this time, and it’s anyone’s guess what you’ll do! You may also feel extremely resistant to being tied down at this time.

GeminiMay 22 to June 20 – February opens with the sun in fellow air sign Aquarius, illuminating the sector of your chart that rules travel, higher learning, and opportunity! This is an exciting time to connect with the world, and you may feel an open, easygoing energy flowing around you as you explore new possibilities. You could be breaking free from limitations after February 3rd as the sun squares off with wildcard Uranus in Taurus: you might be getting out of your comfort zone, breaking free from your fears, overcoming doubt, or addressing unsaid expectations in partnerships that have been weighing on your mind. Venus in Pisces squares off with action planet Mars in your zodiac sign, Gemini, on February 4th, inspiring passion and creativity. Your competitive edge may be stoked…you may feel very motivated to accomplish your goals, and a great achievement can be made!

Cancer June 21 to July 22 – Cancers are famously connected to the past, but Aquarius season is here to liberate you from yesterday. This is a powerful time to settle debts, offer and accent apologies, and simply move forward! Aquarius is all about the future, and yours is waiting for you! The sun squares off with wildcard Uranus in Taurus on February 3rd, which might find you running into an unexpected crowd, perhaps meeting someone unusual or eccentric. You could be breaking free from a social circle you’ve outgrown or cutting ties with situations that limit your flexibility.

LeoJuly 23 to Aug. 22 – The sun in Aquarius illuminates the relationship sector of your chart, making it an exciting season to connect with people. You could be meeting someone new or deepening your bond with an established partner, or you might just realize new things about yourself and what you need from your partnerships! The sun in Aquarius squares off with wildcard Uranus in Taurus on February 3rd, perhaps finding you making surprising decisions about your career. A partnership may take an unexpected turn: a frenemy could surprisingly become a great creative collaborator, you and a romantic partner might become a power couple, or you may decide to break free from a relationship that feels limiting.

VirgoAug. 23 to Sept. 22 – Aquarius season can be a busy time of year as the sun lights up the sector of your chart that rules wellness, productivity, and daily routines. You could be exploring a new passion, starting a new project, or taking a new approach to your own wellbeing. The sun in Aquarius squares off with Uranus in fellow earth sign Taurus in early February, perhaps finding you switching up your schedule or routine in a big way. Virgos are famously organized, which can fool people into thinking it’s inflexible, but Virgos often love shaking up their routine, and a change of scenery can be very exciting for you! You might be freeing yourself from a responsibility or job you’re no longer interested in.

LibraSept. 23 to Oct. 22 – The sun in Aquarius illuminates the romance and creativity sector of your chart, making it an exciting time of year to flirt with a crush, explore the connection you share with lovers, make art, and simply have fun! You may be attending a lot of parties, too. Aquarius season isn’t just about enjoying yourself, though: the sun in Aquarius reminds you that life is for living and it calls you to explore what makes you feel truly happy and fulfilled. You could be breaking free from a situation that’s been limiting you or holding you back as the sun in Aquarius squares off with Uranus in Taurus on February 3rd. Your ruling planet Venus, now in Pisces, squares off with Mars in fellow air sign Gemini on February 4th, and you could be making an exciting change of plans!

ScorpioOct. 23 to Nov. 21 – Astrologers often call Aquarius cold and aloof, but this time of year is anything but detached or chilly for you, dear Scorpio. You’re likely entertaining loved ones at home, connecting with the past, or exploring your spirituality. You may be redecorating your space, thinking about moving, or installing upgrades in your home. The sun in Aquarius squares off with Uranus in Taurus on February 3rd, which can find you making a surprising decision about how you share your personal space with others. If someone has been encroaching on your space, you’re setting a firm boundary now. Your relationships are also highlighted: feelings of instability, perhaps concerning your home or family, can be explored. Keeping an open mind is the best way to work with Uranus’s transits…Uranus is the planet of unpredictability, but also of innovation! Incredible changes can take place, even if things feel a little shaky.

SagittariusNov. 22 to Dec. 21 – The sun in Aquarius illuminates the communication sector of your chart, creating a busy atmosphere in your life, Sagittarius! A discussion could take an unexpected turn and your plans may abruptly shift as the sun in Aquarius squares off with Uranus in Taurus on February 3rd. Sometimes a change in routine is exactly what you need! You may discover something unexpected in your neighborhood that you never knew about before. A brilliant idea may be shared. Astrologers regard Sagittarius as one of the most adaptable, flexible signs in the zodiac, so while these changes could be a surprise, you’ll likely go with the flow and make the most of it.