February Horoscope for Libra
(September 23rd - October 22nd)
Finances are important this month and so is restraint. Don’t spend more than you have. There are long-term consequences to whatever you do now. Relationships are an issue, and whatever you do don’t insist you get your way. If something is important to you, be prepared to do it on your own. Independence means more than paying your way.
A Libra’s challenge is to take the chaos of life and create balance. The only way to accomplish this goal is to start with oneself. To do it right means you have to express your truth and not be afraid of challenging others in the process. The more you try to please, the more off center you become and the more you become a pawn of chaos. Learning how to say “no” is one of the most challenging things in life, but worth all the effort. When you’re comfortable with setting boundaries, everything falls into place. Balance has to begin from within. Stop swallowing your truth to keep the harmony. That’s not balance, that’s martyrdom and it doesn’t lead to empowerment or happiness. The concept of balance is complex; you have to have a good sense of right and wrong. This is why the symbol of Libra is a balance scale. Your journey through life has created the essence of who you are, a personal view of justice and punishment. How you wield your sword will determine your success and happiness.
The New Moon on the 15th puts the Sun, Moon and Mercury in your 5th house of pleasure and authority. Jupiter, the planet of abundance and expansion will square this trio and try and throw them off their center, by pushing you to overdue. Since it resides in your house of finance, you must be careful to stay within a budget and not overspend for a fleeting pleasure. If you do, you will pay for it later on. Focus on your creativity -- it’s being ignited. During the week of the New Moon try and trust your gut more than what you think you know. New Moons create strong psychic energy and you will pick up a lot of information from those around you. As a Libra there is always a tendency to please, now is not the time to fall into that trap. Take care of yourself and use your inspiration and passion to get things done.
Cancer rules your house of career. Its ruler, the Moon, fluctuates constantly and this incessant change can throw you off center. Thus, it’s important for you to pay attention to your work environment. You need it positive and stable more than a big paycheck. When you’re happy and don’t have to shut down due to negativity, you flourish.
The fire sign Aries rules your house of relationships. What attracts you is a soul who speaks his or her mind – you want the truth and if you get the right Aries they won’t hold back. Unfortunately Mars this month is in square to Venus and Neptune. Expectations are too high, so get ready to be disappointed. Your mission is to speak your truth, not just experience someone else’s. It doesn’t matter that you can be too idealistic; you’re entitled to experience life your way at least part of the time. Don’t be afraid to disagree, it won’t end the relationship and if it does it would have ended anyway. If you’re single, you have a choice: you can keep your distance or just go your own way. The energy is not harmonious for anything but fantasy or an argument. So if you prefer to live in your imagination for now, enjoy it. Eventually you’ll have to anchor yourself in reality and when you do things will start to move.
The square from Uranus to Pluto is bringing about change. I know most people see you as social, but there is a part of you that you keep hidden and isolated. Uranus will create a situation where you won’t be able to hide; you’ll have to be totally present and hold your own. If you don’t you’ll feel smothered or controlled and right now that is not something you will accept. Libras are always caught between pleasing and being real. Sure, others may not be happy to hear what you have to say, but they need to deal with it. When you protect others, you not only keep them from growing and getting stronger you prevent your own ability to change and grow.
Saturn entered Capricorn in December 2017 and it’s been showing you things about yourself that are not functioning up to par. Since you want more from life now, it’s a good idea to pay attention. Saturn is a genius at identifying what doesn’t work. Remember, you can’t have power if you never voice your truth. And if you don’t own it, others will take control. So ultimately if you want to be happy you’re going to have to take a stand. There is only one escape, Saturn is in your 4th house of the home. You could project all your attention onto your house and fix it up. That means mend the structure, patch the plumbing and even redecorate. Then everything will look good on the surface. All kidding aside, it will take some of the pressure away, but eventually you’re left with yourself.