Your February Love & Sex Horoscope: There’s Major ~*~Magic~*~ in the Air!
Falling in the middle of the winter, with plenty of dark, cold, snow- and ice-filled days both behind and ahead of us, February promises to light a spark with, at the very least, Valentine’s Day. But the month also bridges the gap between Aquarius season, filled with quirky, platonic, festive group fun like Super Bowl parties, and Pisces season, marked by a dreamy, escapist quality that lends itself to finding harmony and connection through artistic expression.
This February is packed with eye-opening astrological moments, promoting self-reflection, impulsive, fiery action, mystical ways of thinking, all of which could affect relationships in and out of the bedroom. On February 3, the planet of love and beauty, Venus, moves into Capricorn, where it encourages us to get clear on our goals related to matters of the heart, commit, then put in the work to get where we want to be. On February 4, there’s a magical new moon in Aquarius — take advantage of it with this powerful February new moon spell. Several days later, on February 10, the planet of communication Mercury moves into Pisces, nudging us away from Aquarian logic-forward conversations to more water sign-friendly, intuitive, heart-driven talks.
In the run-up to Valentine’s Day, on February 13, the planet of action Mars meets up with game-changer Uranus in Aries, setting off sudden, aggressive, impulsive behavior. To some, it may feel jarring, while to others, it might be stimulating but set the stage for impetuous decisions (like impromptu proposals or one-night stands). Thankfully, Mars moves into Taurus on the 14th, infusing actions with a calmer, more grounded, stable, and pragmatic vibe.
On February 19, an earthy, mercurial full moon in Virgo urges us to zero in our exact desires, all while reflecting on how far we’ve come and letting go of the past in order to move forward.
Here, what each sign can expect in matters of love and between the sheets this February. (If you know your rising sign, you’ll do well to check out that sign’s forecast, too.)
Aries (March 21–April 19)
Around February 2, Venus, on its way out of your ninth house of adventure, forms a harmonious angle to Uranus in your sign, inspiring you to make a bold move to make a romantic dream or super-sexy fantasy a reality. You have a very clear vision of what you want, as well as the confidence to go after it. While Mercury is in your twelfth house of spirituality from February 10 until its retrograde starts on March 5, committing to a regular practice of self-reflection (think meditating or journaling) can give you more insight into your relationship with yourself and what you really want out of connections with others.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
While Mars moves through your sign from Valentine’s Day until March 31, you might feel like you got a sudden blast of caffeinated energy to get after your most burning desires. Expressing your needs to your mate or a potential partner now can feel empowering and lead to truly satisfying experiences. Around February 19, when the full moon is in your fifth house of romance, you’ll need to have a difficult heart-to-heart or make some other game-changing move to ensure you’ve closed one chapter of your love life in order to begin the next.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
While Venus moves through your eighth house of sexual intimacy from February 3 to March 1, you may be feeling unusually pragmatic about the best ways to get your needs met in the bedroom. This might look like scheduling one-on-one time with your S.O. or having direct conversations with potential partners. As long as this approach feels right on a gut level, it probably is. Then, Mars’ move through your twelfth house of spirituality from Valentine’s Day to March 31 might zap your energy a bit, making sensual baths and sleeping in with your partner seem more appealing than athletic sexathons. It’s all good. Giving into the impulse to rest and restore is likely what’s best for you and your relationship.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
While Venus moves through your seventh house of partnership from February 3 to March 1, spending time simply in the company of your lover, or a potential mate, can feel calming and rejuvenating for your soul. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself to plan the perfect date night. You’ll find you’re perfectly happy just hanging out close to home, cooking dinner, drinking wine, then snuggling up to stream both Fyre Festival documentaries back-to-back. You’ll be even more psyched to support one another’s creative and/or professional pursuits at this time, too. Around the February 19 supermoon in your third house of communication, having a heavy discussion about your expectations and needs might be uncomfy at first, but it’s also necessary for peace of mind.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
While the sun is in your eighth house of sexual intimacy from February 18 to March 20, you’ll be feeling especially confident about getting your carnal needs met. Whether you’re trying adventurous sex positions, experimenting with group scenarios, or curating the ultimate makeout playlist on Spotify, trusting your most animalistic and emotional instincts can lead you to dreamy, memorable experiences. Around the 19th, Mercury and Neptune meet up in that zone, and communicating about your fantasies can feel sexy in and of itself, but also sets the stage for steamy satisfaction.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
From February 10 until it goes retrograde on March 5, Mercury’s trip through your seventh house of partnership spurs lively conversations with your partner or a potential S.O. This can and should feel stimulating for you creatively, as well as romantically. Around February 19, the full supermoon in your sign might set off anxiety rooted in unfinished relationship business. Instead of giving into spiraling thoughts, consider writing it all down and then sharing it in a heartfelt way. The only way to move past this challenging emotional moment is to acknowledge it and take concrete action to close this chapter once and for all.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Around February 4, the new moon in your fifth house of romance inspires you to set an intention related to your relationship desires. The more playful, free-spirited, and open-minded you can be in this moment and around your goal, the more likely you’ll soon be enjoying exactly what you dream of. While Mars moves through your eighth house of sexual intimacy from Valentine’s Day to March 31, you may feel especially sensual and motivated to finally schedule that couples’ massage or put in a Postmates order to enjoy brunch in bed with your cuffing season bae. Don’t hesitate to give into these impulses, as they can lead you to feeling more fulfilled and vital.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
It’s wise to enlist your S.O. or a potential partner to work with you on a project near and dear to your heart while Mars moves through your seventh house of partnership from Valentine’s Day to March 31. Your passion for the vision plus teamwork makes for a sexy win-win. While the sun is in your fifth house of romance from February 18 to March 20, you may be feeling a bit less control freaky about date nights and other plans with the object of your affection. Embracing opportunities to be more spontaneous and go with the flow now can actually be surprisingly fun and fulfilling—physically and emotionally.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Around February 2, Venus in your sign forms a harmonious angle to Uranus in your fifth house of romance, and you’ll want to share a sudden, fortunate opportunity (maybe free concert tickets or a last-minute weekend getaway) with your partner or someone you’ve had your eye on. The moment could make for a magical, chemistry-boosting time. But around February 13, Mars meets up with Uranus in that same zone, and you could be tempted to make an impulsive, out-of-the-blue decision about something as benign as a date night venue to something as heavy as moving in with your partner. Giving yourself a beat to make sure this is what you really want can preempt regret.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
While Venus moves through your sign from February 3 to March 1, you’ll be feeling especially creative and amorous. Allowing yourself to enjoy both of those impulses—think working on an artistic endeavor with your mate or hitting up a museum or seeing a play on a date—can prove to be both intellectually stimulating and emotionally satisfying. Around February 19, the full supermoon in your ninth house of adventure sets off your desire to get out of your comfort zone, which you might worry you’ve been hanging out in for far too long. Don’t put so much pressure on yourself to shake things up this minute, but plotting your next big romantic trip or taking a smaller step, like signing up for a foreign language course with your partner, makes you feel like you’re on your way.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Around February 4, the new moon in your sign is like your very own personal New Year’s, giving you the annual opportunity to clarify your ultimate personal goal and then design a logical game plan that will ensure you hit it. Sharing this deep-rooted dream with your partner makes it even more real and can make for a special bonding moment. Around February 19, the full supermoon in your eighth house of sexual intimacy, you may be reflecting on your most sensual needs (think fetishes or ways to improve your self-care). Allowing yourself to explore the specifics in an emotionally vulnerable way can lead to personal growth.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
While Mercury is in your sign from February 10 until its retrograde begins on March 5, a burst of creative energy makes it easier to get in touch with your most artistic side. You may enjoy putting some (not necessarily all!) of this energy toward your relationship. Think writing passionate love letters, erotic poetry, or coming up with a role-playing scenario to act out with your lover. Around February 19, when the full supermoon is in your seventh house of partnership may require you take a hard look at an emotional narrative you’ve been telling yourself and your S.O. for some time. Is it still true? If not, how can you let go in order to take your bond to the next level?
Maressa Brown is a writer, editor, astrologer, and author of Centennial Presents’ 2018 Astrology Guide. Her work has appeared on/in various publications such as Cosmopolitan.com, The Washington Post, Parents.com, and Women’s Health. Find more of her celestial insights and lifestyle features on Facebook @MaressaSBrown and on Twitter @MaressaSylvie.
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