February Horoscope: Happy Valentine's Day from Leo!

The Full Moon in romantic Leo sets Valentine's Day on fire!  The let’s-get-together Aquarian Sun lights up the Leo Moon with fresh connections and new beginnings in relationships.   

Kismet!  The goddess of love is traveling side by side with Pluto, the lord of the underworld, in Capricorn.  This intensely passionate pair are digging up karmic ties that look like amazing coincidences.  

Sweets anyone?  For desert, Venus is serving Intense attractions whose purpose is to transform both of you through the power of love.  Vampire myths are an archetypal expression of Venus and Pluto in love.  

Can’t seem to find the right words?  A two-week fog has set in on mental tasks requiring linear movement or sequential logic.  Messenger Mercury in poetic Pisces slowed down for his retrograde turn February 6th, and backed into Aquarius on February 12th.  Brainy and unusual ideas get very personal.  

Best way to navigate Mercury retrograde?  Hire a fact-checker, then let your vivid imagination run free!

“People have been taught to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart.”  Nelson Mandela

♡ Valentine’s Date Night:

 Venus in Capricorn and Mars in Libra

Unbridled passion. Venus in Capricorn has Powerful Pluto by her side, making her love ardently vampirish and positively transformational!  Mars in graceful Libra uses his diplomacy to to offer Venus the security she desires: “Venus, my love is more reliable than money, my steadfastness more solid than gold.”  A Leo Full Moon for Valentine’s Day promises relationships of unswerving loyalty and heartfelt words delivered with a regal dignity.

The Force


a rose without thorns

is with you.

Here’s your horoscope for February 14th, 2014, and through the end of the month:


*Astrology Wonks

see bottom of this page for “why’s everyone so crazy right now?”)

Aries ♈

(March 20-April 19)

Valentine’s Day finds you reaching out your hand in welcome to someone.  The power of love to transform your life is showing up in your house of compassion and empathy for the suffering, and possibilities, of mankind.  Combine this with retrograde Mercury in your house of human kindness until February 28th, and you’ll see your mind hatching ingenious discoveries.  Look inside, to your hopes and dreams.  The Full Moon in Leo fills your 5th solar house of romance and creativity with so much warmth it will melt those chocolates!

Taurus ♉

(April 20-May 20)

On February 6th the Taurus Moon formed a melodious trio with vampirish Pluto and his bride, Venus.  Together they unearth some of your untapped resources, particularly energy and money.  This couple have gone on to intensify the power of love to transform your life through your 9th house of the higher mind. Travel through the territory of your deeply held beliefs should give you a fresh perspective--but only dear Taurus if you’re willing to leave your comfort zone!  The Full Moon in Leo keeps your home fires burning with playfulness and spontaneity (remember the part about leaving your comfort zone?).  You’ll need a fact-checker for your career while retrograde Mercury is in Aquarius for the rest of this month.

Gemini ♊

(May 21-June 20)

The power of love to transform your life reveals itself through your 8th house where you can rely on your higher spiritual powers for the great strength and understanding you have right now.  This also the place of transformation through your sexuality, the body’s metaphor for joining.  The Full Moon in Leo inspires some daydreaming and Mars in Libra propels you to act on your dreams.  Even though Mental Mercury is retrograde, he’s now in your compatible sign, Aquarius until March 18th.  Time to rewrite the story of your life by selecting memories of love, and letting everything else go.

Cancer ♋

(June 21-July 21)

The power of love to transform your life is showing up in your 7th house of relationships where Venus is at home!  You have a profound intuitive ability to gain insight into the motives of others, allowing you to bring a spiritual awareness of the need for constructive cooperation to all your partnerships.  The Full Moon in Leo lands in your house of resources and money, adding a strong need for security and stability at home.   Your thoughts turn inward toward for the rest of this month, where your love of mystery and intrigue finds rich imaginative material.  Perfect for writing a detective story and ferreting out secrets, especially after the Sun swims into Pisces February 18th.

Leo ♌

(July 22-August 22)

It just doesn’t get much better than this!  Your heart expands with love for the whole tribe. The Full Moon in Leo for Valentine’s Day rockets your self-confidence and self-expression into a new dimension.  This Leo Full Moon has been called “the exalting challenge of new opportunities at the threshold of a new cycle.”  From now until April 22nd, your work is on the launching pad.  Mental Mercury in Aquarius is in your solar house of relationships, where your warmth and generosity swells with a willingness to share.  You talk the language of interconnectedness, inspiring cooperation.  

Virgo ♍

(August 23-September 22)

Venus is bestowing a sunny outlook and a general love of life!  You can expect happiness and pleasure to arrive with the chocolates this Valentine’s Day. You’d particularly enjoy the theatre, and a meaningful chat with your children. The power of love to transform your life is showing up in your 5th house of romance and creativity (from November 3rd, 2013, to March 4th, 2014), helping you interact with others with a playful spontaneity.  The Full Moon in Leo lights a fire in your 12th house of hopes, dreams and wishes.  Your imagination is vivid, your intuition keen.  You rarely need a fact-checker, even for Mercury retrograde, but pay attention to the details at work.  When the Sun swims into Pisces February 18th in your 7th house of relationships, you’ll assimilate all that is happening as we approach the critical turning point April 22nd.  Your help will be needed!

Libra ♎

(September 23-October 22)

The power of love to transform your life is showing up in your 4th house of home and family.  The desire to be master (not controller) of all you survey is tied to deeply rooted homage to Mother Earth, which Venus turns into a love of green, of nature as inspiration.  Khalil Gibran said, “...in the dew of little things, the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”  The Full Moon in Leo shines in your 11th house of kinship and community.  The need to belong is very strong in you, and the courageous heart of Leo is your resource.  Retrograde Mercury falls in your house of Leo, taking your thoughts inward to the joy of childhood innocence and spontaneity.  Reconnect with it.    

Scorpio ♏

 (October 23-November 21)

The power of love to transform your life is showing up in your 3rd house of communications, deepening your strong beliefs with penetrating insights.  This will show up in your house of home and family where retrograde Mercury turns your attention inward to ancestral roots and your need to belong.  Your home is buzzing.  The Full Moon in Leo brings to culmination a career project that has be troubling you.  When the Sun swims into Pisces February 18th, romance and creativity get solar-powered by your Scorpio Sun.  Risk showing yourself.

Sagittarius ♐

(November 22-December 20)

The power of love to transform your life is showing up in your 2nd house of resources and making money!  Venus does love beautiful things!  Money is energy to get things done and your financial ambitions get a rocket booster from the Full Moon in Leo.  This will involve travel, and perhaps a visit with family.  You need to feel secure; surround yourself with people who comfort you.  You’ll need that fact-checker until the 28th, while Mental Mercury is retrograde, particularly when the Pisces fog sets in on the 18th.  Pay attention to the details in all your communications.  

Capricorn ♑

(December 21-January 19)

The Leo Full Moon for Valentine’s Day falls in your 8th house, raising your emotional sensitivities to things unseen.  Lots of I love you’s, and you’ll feel what love really means.  Relentless and obsessive Pluto dug into Capricorn in November, 2008, and since then you’ve been developing an intense self-awareness and psychic abilities that understand the nature of energy fields.  For the past three months Venus has added the power of love to soften the drive of the ambitious, successful survivor that you are.  You’ve overcome many hardships and now, like a beautiful starfish, you are regenerating what was lost.  

Aquarius ♒

(January 20-February 17)

Urgent Uranus, the ruler of Aquarius, is the lever for the tipping point you’re now experiencing.  Revolutionary energy is magnified for you, since you live in the quirky lab of quantum leaps in consciousness.  The Full Moon in Leo on Valentine’s Day lights up your 7th house of relationships with romance and creativity.  As you approach the turning point on April 22nd. You’ll need a fact-checker for retrograde Mercury who backed into your sign February 12th, turning your thoughts inward to ask, Who am I now?  The power of love to transform your life is showing up in your 12th house of universal consciousness.  You get a psychic reading of your wildest dreams, those hopes that defy logic, and your deepest spiritual desires for all mankind.

Pisces ♓

 (February 18-March 19)

The power of love to transform your life is showing up in your 11th house of kinship and community where Venus adds a cooperative, loving spirit to your projects.  You’ll attract powerful friends who’ll help you build that green house.  The Full Moon in Leo lights up your house of work with creativity and playfulness.  Even though you're an expert diver into the realms of collective consciousness, you’re still going to need an oxygen tank when the Sun swims into Pisces February 18th. The fog is still heavy since Mental Mercury is retrograde until the 28th and doesn’t return to Pisces until March 18th.  Hire that fact-checker.

✶ Astrology Wonks

February 14th is loaded with more romance and passion than usual. This Valentine's Day falls on the fiery  Leo Full Moon (3:53 PM, PST).  Rebirth of your relationship, renewal of your vows.  

Notes to myself:  I just got a message from a friend asking, Why is everybody acting so crazy?  Even though I think I've said this to the point of being annoying...it needs repeating.  The enormously intense revolutionary transformation (the 5th of 7 squares between Uranus and Pluto) reaches it's most exact and powerful alignment April 22nd!  A sense of urgency is building fast.  

We’re at a crossroads that forces a choice.  We cannot continue in the same ol’ way.  Staying safe, staying the same, is a choice many are trying to make--and they are failing by falling into their “shadow.”  The ego has taken the gloves off.  Fear is being sold like popcorn at the movies.  

Our gifts, our destiny, must come out of the closet of littleness.  God knows we are capable of so much more, we are so much bigger and more powerful than we've been willing to admit.  Love is so much bigger and more powerful than we've even be able to imagine!  

My personal experience has had many surprises, even though I'm taking the temperature of this alignment constantly!  I'm still shocked by the ego insanity that this stressful turning point has unearthed in many of us.  Fear seems to be hard to defeat.  Maybe this is why we see so many movies about zombies and vampires and the undead!  

Carl Jung referred to this as the "sunset effect."  Just as the Sun sets on a finished day, a day (or neurosis) that's over, it flares up big and colorful.  So too our insane fear-driven beliefs.  

Personally, I think Love wins everytime!

Posted on February 14, 2014 .